LICORNE is a superb blue water cruising yacht which has been in her current ownership for over 20 years. During this time she has been fully crewed throughout and has circumnavigated the globe, including cruising in Antarctica. She enjoyed a serious refit at Orams Marine in New Zealand in 2005 prior to her world cruise. She has always been kept in thoroughly turnkey condition and has just completed a serious nautical makeover including new paint on both hull and superstructure, on both masts and booms and full update of her systems for a second round the world voyage which didn’t happen as her owner’s plans changed. For the past few seasons she has cruised the Eastern Mediterranean and has been laid up with crew onboard over the winter period. This has given the opportunity for many upgrades including an update of her electronics suite, re-caulking of the teak deck and many other changes. She has remained a large budget yacht.
A proper blue water cruising yacht with outstanding pedigree she was built as TWIRLYBIRD to a custom design from Ed Dubois and built at Dubbel & Jesse in Germany. Her current owner has remained loyal to the quality and spirit of the yacht and total reliability and safety has always been the watchword in this ownership regardless of cost. In return she has taken him on incredible adventures not only to Antarctica, Ushuaia and the Falklands, but also to Chile, the East Coast of the USA, the Caribbean and all parts of the Mediterranean as well as Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia and Indian Ocean. She is now ready for serious adventures with her new owner.
Her owner has now decided that LICORNE must be sold as his usage of the yacht is now much more limited than she deserves. She remains fully crewed and the maintenance schedule continues as always. However, the price has been dropped to a level which provides an enormous opportunity to a new owner to purchase beneath market value and to enjoy a very serious cruising programme.
Note: Bermudan (Hamilton) flag.