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32-year-old 45m Matrix Rose finds new owner

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Written by
Laura Nicholls

The 44.96-metre superyacht, Matrix Rose, has been sold in an in-house deal at Merle Wood & Associates. Delivered in 1986 by builders Sterling Yachts, Matrix Rose was originally named BBC Challenge, and since has been named Rusalka, Tooth Fairy, Aero Toy Store and Unplugged. In 2008 she underwent a refit by Dania Cut Super Yacht Repair. 

Matrix Rose in Fort LauderdalePhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesHer fibreglass hull and teak decks exterior is a design by Jon Bannenberg of Bannenberg & Rowell Design and features a triple-height atrium, an elevator, bar and signature Bannenberg floor to ceiling windows and a panoramic lounge. Matrix Rose’s original interior is by Yutaka Jojima and she is able to accommodate up to 10 guests in either a main deck master suite, VIP suite or three doubles, all with entertainment centres and en-suite bathroom facilities all of which were restyled in her last refit.

Tooth Fairy in MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesHer current interior features cream carpets, designer fabrics and dark wood furnishings throughout, including in her upper dining area, lounge and gym decks. A crew of 12 can manoeuver Matrix Rose to a top speed of 15-knots, or a cruising speed of 12-knots.  

Tooth Fairy saloonPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesAt the time of sale, Matrix Rose was listed with an asking price of $6,950,000.

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