An ace purchase.

Currently preparing for his first match at this year's Wimbledon, tennis star Rafael Nadal has decided to put his luxury yacht, Beethoven, up for auction. 

Named after Nadal's love of classical music, the 76-foot Italian built 'Monte Carlo Yacht' has been the Spanish players home away from home, with Nadal spending much of his down time on the yacht cruising the Mediterranean. First catching his eye at the Cannes boat show, Nadal told Yacht Magazine the MCY 76 immediately struck him as unique, but it wasn't until two years later when he finally splashed the cash and purchased one. 

Listed with yacht broker Camper & Nicholsons, Nadal is hoping to net €2.6m (A$4.2m) for the yacht he purchased in 2016. Beethoven, named after Nadal's love for classical music, is designed by naval architecture firm Nuvolari Lenard and powered by a twin MAN 1,400 hp V-12 engines. As a side note, the winner of Wimbledon this year will walk away with A$4,000,000 - almost enough to purchase Beethoven for the celebrations.

Featuring a stunning blue hull and white deck colour scheme, Beethoven has room for eight guests across four en suite cabins; including a full-beam master suite, a VIP suite and two twin bedrooms. The interior is a mix of greys and beige with ample space for guests to relax, with the outside deck coming with a carbon-fibre flybridge hardtop retractable sunroof.

One thing Nadal made sure to have on the yacht is lots of TVs, something he discussed with Yacht Magazine in 2017. "Even if I am staying here in Porto Cristo, I sometimes come on board and live here, so I like to be on the sofa and watching TV in comfort. I have two TVs, so when there are people inside, you know, we can watch football and we can watch in parallel what we really want to see. With the home cinema and two TVs, it is unbelievable for me."

The official listing describes Beethoven as having an "impeccable maintenance record" and being in "immaculate condition with very low engine hours".

You can discover more about the yacht at Camper & Nicholsons.

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