Vintage super yacht put on the market by Ferguson Marine
New management at the Clyde shipyard have decided to sell the vessel
Luxury superyacht Anahita V, which was launched in 1952, is for sale immediately from the nationalised Ferguson Marine shipyard on the FIrth of Clyde.
The shipyard, which went into administration in August 2019.
New management at the shipyard, now owned by the Scottish Government, have no purpose for the yacht and have decided to sell it.
The SNP government has taken over the contract for two new Calmac ferries and could lose as much as £100 million that project at the Ferguson Marine shipyard across the RIver Clyde in Port Glasgow.
The yard was owned for a time by Scottish businessman Jim McColl, who once owned a kitchen factory at Broadmeadow Estate in Dumbarton.
The ferries, which are destined for the Western Isles route out of Oban are long past their completion date.
Launched in 1952 as Anahita V, the vessel is a 25-metre gentleman’s motor yacht, designed and built by Feadship.
Inside is a master suite, two guest suites, two deck saloons, wheelhouse, galley, skipper’s cabin and a three-berth crew cabin.
However, the boat requires complete renovation and restoration and is not currently in a condition which will allow immediate relaunch, recommission or operation of systems.
Tim Hair, turnaround director at Ferguson Marine, said: “The yacht is part of the inventory of assets compiled when the shipyard went into administration.
“We do not know why it was purchased and have no reason to keep the vessel. The best course of action is to sell it.
“Perhaps someone can bring what was once a stylish and elegant yacht back to life and into service.”
It has been suggested that the yacht should be renamed Nicola and presented to the First Minister and her husband Peter Murrell, Chief Executive of the SNP, when she retires from office next May. Editor (Only joking)
Further details are online here.
The Editor may only be joking in the last paragraph, but does a sinking ship not relate to Scotland quite well🤔🤔🤔