Ron Rickard of Ardell has listed the 50 metre sailing Blue Gold for sale, with an asking price of $ 9,950,000. Blue Gold is the largest sailing yacht built by Benetti. With it’s 9.10 metre beam it rivals the accommodations space found on many large motor yachts. Blue Gold sleeps up to 12 persons in five staterooms and two pullman equipped cabins for guests accompanied by a child. All cabins include ensuite facilities including bathtubs and generous closets and drawers. The guest cabins feature beautiful varnished woods and other classic Italian décor touches.
The Master Suite, located on the main deck, has a king sized bed, an office, two walk in closets, twin baths with tub and shower, large windows with wonderful vistas and décor and finish work that is typical of earlier era Benetti yachts.
Forward on the Main Deck, is an elegant dining room. Open air dining is also available on deck. In the large saloon on the main deck one finds more classic Benetti finish work, with the décor elegant yet comfortable. Also on the main deck, adjacent to the saloon, is a convenient “day” toilet, a service pantry, and, of course, forward is the master cabin.
On the lower deck, aft of the engine room are three ensuite guest staterooms, including the full beam VIP stateroom. Forward of the engine room one finds the fifth stateroom, suitable for young guests or owner’s staff. Further forward is the commercial style galley, the laundry room, and a lounge/dining area for the crew. Blue Gold's engine room separating most guest accommodations from crew areas, houses the two 520 HP Caterpillar Diesels, and much of the ships equipment and systems.
Moving back up to the main deck and then up to the bridge deck one finds the large and fully equipped pilot house, the ship’s office suite and the Captain’s cabin. Exiting aft to the open air portion of the bridge deck , one finds the outside helm station, steps up to the private “fly bridge” sun deck and, further aft, a beautiful and private dining area that can be shaded or open to the stars. Further aft yet is a sun lounge area. The sun deck, above the pilot house, offers guests 360 degrees of wonderful views.