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Broker’s Comments

INDIGO has distinctive good looks from the board of Javier Soto Acebal. She was constructed by ML Shipyard, in Brazil, of carbon fibre composite. She is strong, light and ferociously quick. Custom built by her current, original owner for fast, and powerful sailing, speeds of 18 knots are not uncommon, with her highest records speed recorded at just under 24 knots. Since launch she has sailed Brazilian waters as well as extensively in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

INDIGO is easily sailed and is set up for family use. She shows that family cruising need not be dull and she is easily capable of fast reliable passage speeds in comfort. She also has great potential for regatta use.

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  • INDIGO was built for her current, experienced sailing owner.
  • The vessel is a high performance fast cruiser also suited to regatta sailing
  • Following delivery new, the yacht was sailing in Brazil and Caribbean area 2011.
  • In 2012, they crossed to the Mediterranean, visiting Palma and cruising throughout the Med (Italy, Greece etc.) and back to the Caribbean.
  • Since then she has cruised the South America area and San Blas islands and Caribbean – only for family use (not charter). She has competed in several races including the Recife to F. Noronha – and offshore race of 350 nm for which she beat the record, completing in less than 25 hours
  • Summer 2017 INDIGO returned to Spain.
  • Her owner is now retiring from yachting.
  • In a recent sailing trip, during 14 hours NDIGO sailed from Palma to Valencia, with an average speed of 10 knots, and a top speed amazing 23.9 knots! This in a Force 7!

Refit 2019:

  • New liferafts (2019).
  • EPIRB (2019).
  • Charger ventilation upgrade (2019).
  • Spreader lights, boom lights and deck nav. light (2019)
  • Grey water tanks, plus sump pump replaced (2019)
  • Watermaker – 1 Sea Recovery / 2 Schenker overhauled (2019)
  • A/C pumps, cleaning and crew unit overhauled (2019)
  • Bathroom cabinets replaced (2019)
  • Tag valves in lazarette and engine room refurbished (2019)
  • Replacement of damaged toilet hoses and WC fiberglass base in heads compartment (2019)
  • Windlass overhaul (2019)
  • Winches full overhaul (2019)
  • Engine, generator, shaft and gearbox. Engine and generator fully serviced as with the main engine gearbox. The shaft was drawn for checking. All 2019.
  • Folding cleats refurbished (2019).
  • Saloon port lights overhauled (2019).
  • Diesel and water tanks level sensors replaced (2019).
  • Batteries and charger system overhauled (2019).
  • Dropped rudder and replaced the rudder bearing and made good thereafter (2019).
  • Rigging; v2, d4, runners, back stay, lazy jacks replaced (2019).
  • New staysail (2019).
  • Fire system and pumps overhauled to RINA standards (2019).
  • Hoses on the hydraulics replaced (2019).
  • Replacement of fuel and water hoses as agreed (2019).
  • Preparation of the underwater area and antifouling.
  • EMV Shipyard to check and prove all onboard systems on launch and during Shipyard sail trials, including re-stepping and re-tuning the rig.

Owner’s Comments

I love INDIGO best for her spectacular sailing performance and her easily handling particularly up wind. At 20 knots sailing her is a joy.

Yacht Details

  1. Builder: ML Shipyard, Brazil; Int. Bravo Shipyard, Brazil
  2. Model: Soto 83 Custom Sloop
  3. Name: INDIGO
  4. Hull Designer: Javier Soto Acebal
  5. Year Built: 2010
  6. LOA: 82’10” / 25.25m
  7. LWL: 71’6” / 21.80m
  8. Beam: 19’8” / 6m
  9. Min / Max Draft: 13’ / 4m
  10. Displacement: 38,102kg / 84,000lb
  11. Accommodation: 10 berths in 5 cabin(s) / 5 head/WC(s)
  12. Engine: 1 Yanmar 4LHA (230hp) Diesel
  13. Location: Valencia, Spain
  14. Price: US$995,000, + VAT

Contact Details

sue-grant-18, Berthon Brokerage

Sue Grant
Berthon Yacht Sales
Tel: 01590 679222

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