A striking sailing yacht by the name of Ningaloo has dropped anchor in Sydney Harbour this month, supposedly owned by Caledonia co-chief investment officer, Will Vicars.
Ningaloo, formerly known as Lady B, is a 44.7-metre luxury sailing yacht that changed hands (and names) in 2018. It was listed for €17.9 million in the South of France, before being snapped up by Vicars after he offloaded his 30.8-metre forerunner, Sarafin, which had an asking price of €6,950,000.
Built in aluminium by Dutch shipyard Vitters to a design by Dubois Naval Architects, she was delivered in 2010 and went on to win a Judges’ Special Commendation at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards.
Ningaloo can accommodate up to six guests across three cabins, with a full-beam master cabin that boasts a stunning curved skylight leading out to a private cockpit and dining space.
The split-level design also boasts dual dining areas, 360-degree panoramic views up top, an entertainment area and a writing desk.
Ningaloo’s high aspect ratio rig is complemented by a Southern Spars carbon mast and furling boom, and is kitted out with a lifting keel that enables variable draft from four to six metres. When the engine is turning, the Caterpillar C-18 can send her up to a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Sailing yacht Ningaloo is currently listed on charterworld.com for a weekly price of US$88,000 and sails under the flag of the Cayman Islands.
See more of the yacht below, then check out Twiggy Forrest’s explorer yacht Pangaea, which has just arrived in the Sydney/Pittwater area for summer also.