‘RAPTURE’: signed & sold in just four months

RAPTURE                                     “Fast cruiser with worldwide cruising capability”

Following two other recent Southern Wind newbuild sales by YPI, the 30-metre cruising sloop, ‘RAPTURE’, designed by Bruce Farr Yacht Design with interiors by Nauta has now been sold by YPI Brokerage.
“Four months ago when we announced RAPTURE was now for sale with YPI, we said we suspected she wouldn’t be on the market for very long” says William Bishop, Head of YPI’s specialist Sailing Yacht arm. “Well, we were right.”
Built in 2007 by renowned South African shipyard, Southern Wind, RAPTURE shows off an intelligent Bruce Farr design, delivering exhilarating sailing speeds along with a luxurious interior comfortably accommodating up to eight guests in a very successful four-cabin layout offering two doubles and two twins.
“RAPTURE is the fifth in the highly popular and very successful 100DS line of advanced composite yachts developed by Southern Wind, a yard renowned not only for the quality and attention to detail on their builds but also the level of support they provide to all owners of Southern Wind yachts.

“With only one owner since delivery, RAPTURE is a superbly maintained example of the 100DS line. Her easily driven lightweight construction means she is exciting to sail in all conditions, an important plus for Mediterranean based clients. Compared to an aluminium yacht of the same size, she has amazing interior volume for owner, guests, crew and storage. Her layout allows for good separation between crew and guests as required.”
The perfect yacht for family use, ocean racing and luxury charter, RAPTURE offers the ultimate in style, comfort and performance with a spacious, clean deck and panoramic deck salon with dining area for up to 10 people on the port side.
Built in compliance with commercial regulations and in accordance with RINA Class, RAPTURE also benefits from recent refits carried out in 2013 and 2014 with new standing rigging, sails and topsides, and a full repainted hull.
RAPTURE was for sale with YPI at an Asking Price of EUR 4,375,000.
TYPE:Cruising Sloop
BUILDER:Southern Wind Yachts
ENGINES:Cummins 390Bhp
LOA:30.2m / 99.1 ft
BEAM:6.7m / 22 ft
DRAFT:4m / 13.1 ft
BUILT:2007. Refit 2013, 2014
CRUISING SPEED:10 Knots @ 1800 RPM
GUESTS:8 Guests in 4 Cabins
CREW:4 Crew in 2 Cabins
LYING:Palma, Spain

 For more information on yachts for sale similar to RAPTURE please contact:


William Bishop
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97                      Email: will.bishop@ypigroup.com
Mob: + 33 (0) 627 326 542



‘BALISTA’: brand new yacht at a pre-owned price

BALISTA                                                      “All the advantages of a brand new yacht at a pre-owned price”

Conceived as the flagship yacht of the world famous Cantieri di Pisa shipyard, the original order having been placed by YPI who also managed the construction process, BALISTA is now exclusively for sale with YPI Brokerage the sales and new construction arm of Yachting Partners International (YPI).
Delivered in 2013, BALISTA today offers potential buyers, somewhat uniquely, all the advantages of a brand new yacht, her current owner having rarely used her, at a very competitive pre-owned price.
“BALISTA is a quality build,” explains her YPI CA Broker, Matt Albert. “We should know…we were involved in the construction process. In addition to which, she is also the incarnation of two of the industry’s greatest design talents - Carlo Galeazzi for her sleek exteriors and Mark Berryman for her beautifully finished interior.”
Built to MCA and ABS standards, BALISTA sleeps up to 12/14 guests in 6/7 cabins including a generous full beam Master Suite, 1 VIP Stateroom, 2 Double Cabins, 2 Twin Cabins, and 1 convertible cabin with 2 Pullman beds.
“BALISTA is by far one of the best opportunities in her size range on the sales market today,” adds Matt. “With only 250 engine hours she offers a fantastic opportunity to purchase an essentially brand new yacht, kept in pristine condition throughout by her current owner, at a very attractive pre-owned price. For buyers in search of a reputable turn-key yacht with excellent volume, timeless interior design and superb guest facilities, BALISTA is one yacht that has to be seen.”

BALISTA is now available for viewing in the South of France.
BALISTA is now for sale with YPI at an Asking Price of EUR 19,000,000.
BUILDERCantieri di Pisa
ENGINES:2x MTU 16v 4000 M93L Blue Vision 3.44MW, 4,670hp @ 2100 RPM
LOA:46.57m (152.8ft)
8.7m (28.5ft)
DRAFT:2.6m (8.53ft)
GUESTS:12/14 Guests in up to 7 Cabins (4 Double & 2 Twin – 1 convertible with 2 Pullman)
LYING:South of France

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Matt Albert
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97                      Email:matt.albert@ypigroup.com
Mob: +33 (0) 624 047 686