Rare 30m CIM yacht Taronga sold in Thailand

Written by Parisa Hashempour

The 29.7-metre Constructions Industrielles et Maritimes (CIM) sailing yacht Taronga has been sold after 1,083 days on the market. Taronga yacht sailingThe deal was concluded in Thailand with Northrop & Johnson’s broker Jim Poulsen representing the buyer and seller in the deal. Camper & Nicholson also participated in the representation of the seller. Taronga yacht saloonTaronga yacht cabinPhoto: Camper & Nicholsons InternationalTaronga yacht deck

The 90 GT sailing yacht was built by CIM in 1991 and features an exterior design by Sparkman & Stephens. She was the sixth of only 11 Maxi 88s built between 1989 and 2005 at the CIM shipyard in Rochefort, France. The sailing yacht underwent extensive modifications from CIM engineers in 2013 to 2014, and she also had an exterior and interior refit in 2017. Taronga yacht sailingTaronga yacht sailingTaronga can accommodate six guests across three cabins. The yacht’s interior is light and airy, thanks to numerous windows throughout. The sailing yacht’s saloon features a large settee on one side, a comfortable sofa opposite and a bar. The yacht also has a commercial galley, fully equipped for a chef. Each stateroom has its own bath and Taronga has accommodation space for three crew members in three crew cabins.

On deck, she has a 45-square-metre covered cockpit with a seating area. The helm is just forward of the cockpit and further forward again, is an oversized double seat at the bow.Taronga yacht bowPowered by a Caterpillar 3208 diesel engine, she can travel at a top speed of 11 knots and cruise comfortably at 9 knots.



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