By Maarten Janssen
Ciro Petrucci of Fraser Yachts, and Parisi Broker have been appointed as the co-central agents for the sale of the 28.8 metre converted tugboat D.P. Monitor, built by Benetti in the fifties. We spoke with the yacht's owner, who explains the history of the vessel, and his reasons to offer her for sale.
“D.P. Monitor was, in 1991, the first tugboat in Italy to be transformed into a luxury yacht. The charm of D.P. Monitor has no equal. The yacht was larger than the other yachts of this size, has 5 cabins, 6 bathrooms and 3 crew cabins with 3 bathrooms, and has over 100 square meters exterior deck space. After its conversion into a yacht, she had preserved all the important technical characteristics of offshore tugs. This allows you to safely navigate, on a boat with a character of steel, but with a gentle soul.”
Ships as the D.P. Monitor require less maintenance than that required for vessels that are designed for the pleasure. Their nature and the purpose for which they were originally built to make them highly durable, maybe even "eternal", when compared with the average maturity of motor yachts of this size.
When we ask the owner's reason for selling such a special vessel, he replied "After extensive renovations made in the last two years I have acquired the skills and techniques, and have created a motivated team, to undertake a major new project: the transformation of a new tug. We believe that if the new Owner will love the boat, as much as we did, the DP Monitor, which has already celebrated 59 years of life, 21 of which as a yacht, will continue to cruise for many more years to come.”
D.P. Monitor is listed at € 1,900,000.
Parisi & Partners