Together with her twin sister (M/Y Monara), M/Y Sultana was built at the Feadship yard of De Vries in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. Launched at the beginning of the “Italian affair” that saw the collaboration between Feadship and Carlo Riva for the build of the Caravelle Series, M/Y Monara and M/Y Sultana (originally M/Y Din Dina) were delivered to their Italian Owners in 1969.
The current owner with his highly experienced project manager discovered the yacht abandoned in a French yard in 2007. Despite being in a poor condition with an almost empty hull, the owner’s team fell in love with her classic lines, which are so typical of a Feadship.
The major rebuild of the M/Y Sultana was successfully completed in summer 2012 at Feadship’s yard in Makkum. The extensive project was carried by the dedicated Feadship refit department in close cooperation with the owner’s team. It reinforces the priceless value of having a Feadship refitted by Feadship itself in terms of both the inherent quality and preservation of Feadship brand status.
Since completing the rebuild, M/Y Sultana has been maintained to an excellent standard and has proven to be one of the most successful classic yachts on the charter market today.
Welded steel hull and superstructure. The wheelhouse roof, mast, funnel and upper sun deck is aluminum and composite. Main and upper decks are teak laid over steel with epoxy treated plywood underground. Repaint completed in Winter 2018.
Electronics & Navigational Equipment
Engine & Mechanical Equipment
Fuel: 8700 liters in 2 tanks
Water: 3800 liters in 1 tank
Black Water: 660 liters in new custom plastic tank.
Sultana’s classic canoe stern offers an aft deck under the extended top deck which includes a built-in U-shaped settee aft that will accommodate 12 around an extendable teak varnished wood table. In addition, there are five teak chairs, an icemaker and drinks fridge.
The upper deck has a large 10-person aft sun bed featuring an integrated table that can be raised to transform into a dining / lounge seating. The centre of the upper deck has an L shaped lounge sofa with coffee table and 2 fauteuils.
Forward, above the wheel house is a further 8-person sun bed with seating. The chimney houses a retractable gas Barbeque, 2 fridges, one icemaker and a wetpoint with hot/cold water. The tab acts also as a shower.
The upper deck Sonos music system consists of 8x 250-watt speakers and a built in 1000 watts subwoofer.
The sundeck is covered with high tension “shade sails”. These sails can be adapted to the amount of shade required. The supports for the shade sails have a built in “mist” system and LED directional spots which illuminates indirectly the shade sails at night.
Step through the automatic opening teak door into a large salon finished in walnut and upholstery.
An "L" shaped settee is to port and opposite is a full-length cabinet with including a built-in
pop-up Samsung LED TV (with PC based entertainment center), an icemaker and drinks fridge to serve the aft deck and salon. The stairs to the guest cabins are forward to starboard. Further forward on the port side is the dining area which features a leather dining table that sits 8.
The salon has a glass panel in the floor to show the immaculately restored Gardner main
The pilot house can be accessed through the salon, and through two “Dutch doors” either side which can provide access to the main deck. The pilot house also offers a second salon with 2 raised L shaped settees and tables, allowing full panoramic views. The settees can be coupled to extend the seating from 6 to 8 person.
All bridge and navigation equipment can be electrically lowered to completely hide all controls and navigation systems.
The extensive rebuild transformed the pilothouse in a neat and clean area leaving whilst still boasting the original (restored) steering wheel, engine controls and compass.
Opposite the dining table on starboard is the semi-open galley with a 4-plate gas cooker, oven/microwave, dishwasher and large fridge. The galley also has a “Dutch door” that can open directly to the main deck. The worktop is finished in black granite and brushed stainless steel.
Sleeps 8 in four guest cabins plus 4 crew in two cabins.
The master cabin is forward and has a queen size bed, a built-in walnut desk, settee, large drawers featuring a locker cabinet and 1 large walk in wardrobe. 4 large hull windows flood the cabin with natural light and stunning sea views. The large owner’s bathroom is finished in Carrera marble and walnut. The ensuite offers a large 2-person Jacuzzi and a large hull window with sea views from the Jacuzzi. There is a separate “rain” shower and toilet.
As with all other cabins, the LED tv is hidden behind a one-way mirror, leaving it completely out of sight when switched off. The master cabin also has a superior AV system, with a subwoofer hidden under the bed, producing excellent quality noise and vibration when watching a movie or listening to music. Music is also available in the bathroom.
VIP & Guest cabins:
Below deck and aft, is the VIP cabin with ensuite bathroom / toilet finished in Carrera marble and walnut. Down the same staircase you will find two further guest cabins with a shared bathroom / toilet midships. Both guest cabins can be quickly transformed into either two single or double beds. LED tv’s are hidden behind one-way mirrors, leaving them completely out of sight when switched off.
The crew cabins are accessed through the foredeck “doghouse”. There are 2 crew cabins with 2 superposed beds in each cabin. The port cabin has an upper bed that can be extended to provide a double bed. There is a large crew shower and toilet, with ample storage.
Below the crew quarters is a large storage area. This space contains a large washing machine, heat pump silent drying machine, 3 separate 50 ltrs freezers, an additional 110 ltrs fridge and lots of storage space for food, drinks etc.
M/Y Sultana has a “Williams” jet tender and a “Yamaha” waverunner stowed on the foredeck.
The jet tender allows to enter shallow waters and beaching due to the lack of a propeller and is therefore safe for swimmers too. The foredeck was designed to ensure that these tenders use the same center mounted deck crane, allowing (in most circumstances) to be launched while moored in port.
A bulbous bow was fitted during the rebuild to reduce fuel consumption, compensate added weight in the bow and for better sea keeping.
M/Y Sultana’s sea keeping is more comfortable due to much less pitching against the waves. Also, the bow contains the underwater camera and light.
All cabins and the salon are equipped with a PC based entertainment system. As well as movies, tv and music, the system allows guests and crew to view the mast, aft deck camera’s and the special stern and bow underwater cameras.
The salon, pilot house, aft deck and upper deck are equipped with a “Sonos” sound system. This system allows remote control by either the Sonos controller, or any PC, Mac, tablet or smart phone. All areas can play synchronized music, or separate music choices and volumes. There is in addition an Ipod docking station in salon.
All technical systems are concentrated in the engine room. The Waste tank, boilers, pumps, hydraulic power packs are fully rebuilt in 2012. By keeping all systems in the engine, it has reduced the interior noise and prevents any guest spaces being disturbed should a fault arise.
A “Gravity” based sewage system for the toilets allows for “silent” flushing. This system does not have any noise producing pumps or macerators in or under the cabins.
A total of 8000 amps maintenance free gel batteries provides at least 8 hours of autonomous power for all systems. This includes power for all 220 and 380 volts consumers including air- conditioning, pumps, lighting etc.
All lighting is LED and dimmable. Using LED reduces the power consumption with 75% for lighting.
This system allows complete “silent” running while at anchor, or in port without shore power.
While underway on either one or two Gardner main engines, each main engine provides ample charging power to maintain/charge the batteries and still have all systems running. The use of the auxiliary Caterpillar generator is not needed while cruising.
All waste heat for cooling the main engines or generator is reused for heating the warm water supply.
Pre-heating, or maintaining operation temperature for the main engines is taken from the generator’s cooling system, electric or diesel burner.
M/Y Sultana’s propulsion, hull design and engines allow for a low fuel consumption. With the correct conditions, guests enjoy a reduction of around 30% less than a conventional yacht of this size.
Tests showed an average consumption of 33 litres per hour total both engines running.
The engine room was completely rebuilt with new systems in during the 2012 refit.
The main engines had a full 2012 rebuild, repainted with special 2 component paint, chromed details and polished copper piping.
The engine room layout allows easy access to all systems, ensuring reduced maintenance and repair costs.
There is full electronic main engine monitoring through a NMEA 2000 system. There are sensors for measuring each cylinder exhaust temperature, 2 point water temperature, rpm sensors for prop shafts and engines to allow precise synchronizing. Vacuum meters on all fuel filters, allowing replacement only when needed. Temperature regulated ventilation to reduce power consumption. Maintenance free prop shaft stuffing boxes. Full toolkit, including Gardner special tools and workbench.
M/Y Sultana was rebuilt with all modern systems, should there be a mayor power/electronics failure, her rebuild ensures that she can still run in all circumstances.
The main engines can be manually started, and power will then be generated with one or all 4 alternators of 400 amps capacity each.
The engine controls are 100% mechanically operated, no electric or hydraulic power required. Each engine still has mechanical temperature and oil pressure gauges fitted.
Fuel supply can be rapidly chosen for each engine from either the forward or aft tanks, should the unfortunate instance that one of the tanks is contaminated.
There are 3 ways to pump the bilges; fire pump, regular bilge pump or main engine seawater pump.
The AC power can be supplied directly from shore or generator, should there be an issue with any of the 3 Victron converters.
Specifications and details of this vessel are provided in good faith for informational purposes only. Data regarding the specifications, operating characteristics and condition of the vessel was obtained from sources believed reliable but is not guaranteed by owner or brokers. Buyer assumes responsibility to verify all speeds, capacities, consumption and other measurements contained herein and otherwise provided and agrees to instruct his agent or surveyor to confirm such details prior to purchase. Vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price and inventory changes and withdrawal from market without notice.
Engine hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker has been told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot and does not guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise, and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.