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Motor Sailing Gulet
La Vicomtesse
Holiday Cruising
Turkey And Greece

Holiday Cruising Turkey And Greece

This ketch-rigged motor-sailer holiday cruising Turkey and Greece
was formerly named Blue Piranha. She has five en-suite cabins, one master and four double, each air conditioned. There is a large salon for indoor dining and relaxation. The quarterdeck has alfresco dining facilities and cushioned seating. There are sun mattresses on the cabin-top and separate crew quarters.

Holiday Cruising Greece

Master Cabin

Holiday Cruising Greece

Double Cabin

Technical Specifications:

Year Built: 2000
Year Refit: 2009
Length: 75 ft
Beam: 23 ft
Engine: 360 hp Mercedes
Generators: 33 kva & 17 kva
Water: 1,060 gal
Fuel: 660 gal
Sail Area: 3,875 sq ft
Cruising Speed: 9 knots


VHF Radio-Telephone
TV w/DVD, CD Stereo Music System
Tender with 70 hp Outboard
Water Skis
Snorkeling Equipment
Fishing Tackle
Deep Freeze

Holiday Cruising Greece


Holiday Cruising Greece

Formal Dining

Holiday Cruising Greece


Holiday Cruising Greece


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