SAVARONA, a performance world cruiser, was designed by naval architect Philippe Cabon and Frank Darnet (interior) and custom built in aluminum, by the French yard Construction Navale Bordeaux.
SAVARONA has been on a proper refit schedule since then. Her first in 2006, the second in 2010, and the major refit completed in 2015 when hauled at the Gino Yard in Marmaris, Turkey. Shortly before, in August 2014, she had been hauled in Palm Beach for a hull survey and inspection by Patton Marine, one of the best marine survey companies in the world.
SAVARONA has now completed an extensive refit, done by an experienced owner who is unable to do something “good enough”; it has to be done the right way. His project manager, also a marine surveyor himself, was on site for the entire project. The result is an absolutely stunning yacht that is better than new, with $1.5M invested. Not only was SAVARONA fully repainted, mast-boom-hull-superstructure, but also new 16 mm Burma teak decks and caprail was laid. Her new owner will have the choice of using her as a private yacht or continue with the charter operation.
Her twin cockpit layout is perfect for guests and crew. The center cockpit area has a rounded settee with a good size table for dining, which was custom designed. The aft steering/crew cockpit, completely separate, also has comfortable rounded seating area. She also has full Internet connectivity and so communication is available from anywhere in the world.
SAVARONA had a beautiful Atlantic crossing in 2017. She sailed 4,009 miles with an average speed of 9.2 knots (her owner now has over 8,000 miles on her board).
SAVARONA has just undergone her 3rd major refit in 2021 in preparation for a long-term program and her trade registration (RIF). The standing rigging, the engine, and the boom have been changed as well as many systems completely overhauled. Improvements have been made to increase comfort and reliability.