The 44-metre Fitzroy sailing yacht, Mes Amis (previously named Artemis) was sold in a deal concluded by Henry Smith of Cecil-Wright & Partners representing both the buyer and the seller in an off the market deal. Photo: Cecil Wright & PartnersDelivered as Salperton in 2007, the 222 GT yacht was designed by Dubois Naval Architects and built by the New Zealand yard Fitzroy. Following her sale in 2009, she became Artemis and subsequently underwent continual upgrades under 11 years of ownership. Photo: Cecil Wright & PartnersMes Amis will complete the year in the Caribbean before moving to the Mediterranean for the Summer 2021 season where she will be available to charter through Cecil Wright & Partners.
Photo: Cecil Wright & PartnersPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesChris Cecil-Wright, founding partner at Cecil Wright & Partners, said: “I’m delighted to announce the off-market sale of Artemis. This demonstrates our team’s deeper knowledge of the industry and our ability to find solutions when the on-market has been exhausted. In particular, I would like to thank Henry Smith, who led the way for both sides on this deal. I would also like to pass on my sincere thanks to the Captain and crew for their efforts throughout this process.” Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesChris added: “It’s very encouraging to see the continuing uptrend in the brokerage market over the last few months with this being our fifth deal since the end of lockdown. It underlines our belief that quality yachts will sell both on and off the market. We are looking forward to finishing this year on a high.”Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesMes Amis has space for 10 guests over four cabins serviced by a crew of five. The sailing yacht is powered by one Caterpillar C18 D engine, allowing her to cruise comfortably at 13 knots and reach a top speed of 17 knots.