The 37-metre motor yacht Avante V has been sold in an in-house deal, with IYC's Bob O'Brien representing the seller and Michael Rafferty representing the buyer in the deal respectively. Built by Feadship in the Netherlands in 1974, the vessel underwent an extensive refit in 2017 and has been maintained in turnkey condition throughout her lifespan. Photo: IYC YachtsPreviously cruising under the names of Tradition and Emerald K, the 227 GT motor yacht Avante V was custom designed by De Voogt Naval Architects. The classic canoe-stern yacht was built to be an oceangoing vessel which is both seaworthy and comfortable for her guests. Photo: IYC YachtsOn board, motor yacht Avante V accommodates up to 10 guests across five ensuite staterooms, with up to three eight crew members also housed across three cabins. Guest accommodation includes two master cabins - one main-deck master with a walk-in wardrobe and one full-beam, classically styled cabin on the lower deck - as well as an additional double and a twin. Photo: IYC YachtsPhoto: IYC YachtsNotably, the main-deck master also comes complete with a separate single stateroom with its own ensuite head and shower, as the ideal setup for families requiring a nanny or nurse. Furthermore, wine rack storage for up to 65 bottles can also be found on the lower deck.Photo: IYC YachtsThe main deck comes equipped with an owner's suite and separate office, pantry and breakfast bar, and dining room, and is also home to as a generous main saloon. The dining set up found in the main deck aft is ideal for all weathers, as it can be enclosed and fully air-conditioned if necessary.Photo: IYC YachtsMoving inside, the main saloon is characterised by timeless decor befitting Avante V's classic styling, including rich walnut-stained oak wood. However, the interior still maintains its connection to the outside world thanks to the presence of eight large picture windows, with guests able to recline on lounge seating with built-in sofas and enjoy the cocktail bar and full entertainment system. Photo: IYC YachtsIn addition, a dining space with a teak table for 10 is found further forward, and a pantry bar ideal for informal meals and evening drinks can also be found on the main deck.Photo: IYC YachtsThe bridge deck on board Avante V features a Portuguese bridge forward and is also home to the captain's cabin and wheelhouse. The sundeck offers guests ample opportunities for taking in stunning sea views, as well as an optional awning for shade-seekers.Photo: IYC YachtsPhoto: IYC YachtsPowered by twin Caterpillar D-346TA 610 HP engines, Avante V cruises at 10 knots and can reach a maximum speed of 14 knots.Photo: IYC YachtsAt the time of being listed as a yacht for sale, Avante V had a last known asking price of $4,950,000.
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