The former Smit Salvage tug converted to become the ultimate expedition boat is for sale through Y.Co and on the market at US$ 20 million.
Now sailing under the name Lone Ranger this 78 metre superyacht was launched in 1973 by the Schichau Seebeck Shipyard in Bremerhaven as Simson, she was built to two structures at low speed and prowl the oceans as a salvage tug.
She proved good at her job and salvaged several stricken tankers and towed oil rigs around the globe
French yachtsman Jackie Setton bought her in 1994 renamed her Simpson S after an extensive refit that did little to alter her unique appearance. He sold her when he launched Sences.
She was purcahsed by an American Insurance magnate who loved to use her as she was intended to be on long globe encircling expeditions. Over her years at sea, Lone Ranger has travelled extensively, exploring the Northern and Southern hemispheres alike.
Sailing the Seychelles, crossing the Equator to arrive in the Maldives, spending time in Micronesia, she has graced the coasts of South America, cruising extensively in Antarctica via Montevideo in Uruguay, Ushuaia in Argentina and Cape Horn.
Lone Ranger is no stranger to Europe, either, cruising Ireland, England, Wales and the Channel Islands and visiting the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily the Amalfi coast.
This unique superyacht’s interior can accommodate 10 privileged guests in 5 beautifully appointed staterooms, all ensuite.
Her extremely private master suite is on a separate deck and has its own library/office. The full width main salon has large windows to either side with doors opening aft onto an outside seating area.