Charter Deal of the Week: racing on the modern classic Firefly

Written by Charl van Rooy

In this series of articles, we take a look at the best charter deals currently on offer in some of the best cruising hotspots of the world. What, Why, Where and Who forms the basis of the articles. Racing purists and adventure-spirited charterers in search of a truly unique experience will find this week’s pick especially interesting. Here we take a closer look onboard the regatta-ready 35.2-metre Firefly.

What is on offer?

Are you ready for a week of exhilarating racing action this coming summer? Firefly is the yacht to offer you and your guests exactly that. Thompson, Westwood and White is offering the Dutch-built F Class racing yacht for charter during the 2017 summer regatta season where guests will spend each day on board to live the racing life in style.

Firefly is the result of an owner’s vision to create a classic racing yacht that features top of the line racing equipment at its heart and delivers a pure and authentic experience out on the water. For this reason, the luxurious interior and crystal touches found onboard other yachts in this size range have been ditched and, instead, areas below deck have been left untouched apart from the functional racing necessities.

Designed by Hoek Design, Firefly was built by Claasen Shipyards in the Netherlands. Her exterior is optimised for racing with an uncluttered deck space, sloop rig configuration and sunken cockpit for manoeuvring safety.

Why do we think this is such a good deal?

Firefly not only offers the option of being chartered but, through Thompson, Westwood and White, she is available for sale as well with a listing price of €2,950,000. This is particularly of interest to those looking for a pedigree racing yacht.

Her bare interior will allow her new owner to easily envisage a brand new interior layout to transform Firefly into a truly personalised yacht. The team at deVosdeVries Design has already explored a few possible layout configurations to get the creative juices flowing.

When is she available?

Firefly is offered for charter at €75,000 per event this coming summer, and guests have a number of world class regattas to choose from across the Mediterranean.

30th May - 3rd June: Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Porto Cervo

31st May – 4th June: Voiles d’Antibes- Panerai Trophy

21st -24th June: Superyacht Cup Palma (TBC, pending Spanish cruising license)

10th September: 50 Year YCCS Anniversary Regatta Porto Cervo

30th September – 8th October: Voiles de St Tropez

Who to call?

For more information regarding a charter experience on board, contact her broker James Graham-Cloete at [email protected].

Any sales enquiries should be directed to David Westwood at [email protected]or Lillo Mazzetti at[email protected].

Thompson Westwood & White

Le Panorama[no-lb]
57 rue Grimaldi

E: [email protected]
T: +377 97 77 67 57



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