Fraser announced the sale of the 49.5-metre Rima II to new owners. Fraser’s Ken Burden and Vassilis Fotilas represented the seller while Richard Higgins of Camper & Nicholsons introduced the buyer. Rima II’s new owners have renamed the superyacht Ego. Ego’s yachting journey began in 1987 when she was constructed at the Benetti yard in Viareggio, Italy. In 2014 she underwent a refi which saw her interior styled by German design studio Newcruise and her exteriors and naval architecture re-finished by Studio Ruggiero. Accommodating up to 14 guests over a seven cabin layout, Ego's guests are offered the choice of a generous VIP stateroom, three double suites and two twin cabins. The master suite is located on the upper deck and features an en-suite study room and a his and hers bathroom. This classic Benetti’s hull is constructed from steel and her superstructure from aluminium. With the aid of her two MTU 396 engines, each with 3480 hp, the superyacht can cruise at a gusty 12 knots while topping out at 19 knots - according to her brokers. Additionally, Ego is both ABS and MCA compliant and holds a Spanish charter license, which allows guests to explore the Balearic islands while onboard.At the time of writing, Ego is located off of Nice. Her asking price at the time of sale was an even €6,000,000
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