Her Former Captain Now Organises Her Blind Auction

He was her Captain and now as her yacht broker Will BishopHead of Sailing at YPI is to organise her sale by blind auction following the decision by his former boss to hang up his sailing cap and retire after 35 years of rewarding yachting

Still widely regarded as one of the world’s benchmark for high performance sailing, the yacht that launched the superyacht career of multi-award winning designer Andrew Winch, the ground-breaking Royal Huisman ketch was built in 1990 to masterful naval architecture executed by Ron Holland
She broke new ground showing off entirely innovative interiors by Andrew Winch, Cyclos III was the yacht of her generation and she remains timeless even after 20 years.
“As any yachtsman passionate about sailing will tell you, Cyclos III is craftsmanship, innovation and design at its very best,” says William Bishop.
 “She represents the largest, most powerful sailing yachts of her generation – pushing the boundaries of modern yacht design from both a technical and aesthetic perspective.” 

Once described in the press as “the yacht with the most glamorous pedigree”,
Cyclos III was created to operate under sail and at anchor without the encumbrances of continuously running generators. Cyclos III harnesses the power of stored energy through a massive bank of gel cell batteries that allows for a hard day of sailing but importantly a quiet, ‘generator-free’, night’s sleep.
Cyclos III is a ketch built for those passionate about sailing and being at sea,” says Will. “She is exceptionally comfortable, naturally ventilated and when it comes to performance, she has power in abundance.”
 “She is truly one of the most exciting yachts to sail,” he says. “Whether that be in the challenging conditions off Oregon or powered up in the Caribbean Trades…she is a yacht you never forget.”
The captain to whom Will eventually handed the yacht over, Captain Law, also praised her highly: “I was on Velsheda for three years,” he is quoted as saying, “Cyclos III beats her hands down for exhilarating sailing.”
Through the blind auction, which closes on May 8ththere is now the unusual opportunity for someone passionate about sailing not only to own a ground breaking yacht but also to have her refitted and upgraded to their own tastes and requirements ready for a new era of sailing.
  • Builder: Royal Huisman
  • Year:   1990
  • Length:  42.35 m
  • Beam:  8.85 m 
  • Draught:   4.88 m
  • Guests:  up to 10
  • Cabins:  3
  • Crew:   6
  • Cruising Speed: 10 knots
The guide price for her sale is EUR 2,750,000.
The yacht will be available for inspection exclusively by appointment:
Monday 28th April – Friday 2nd May (incl) at the Royal Huisman shipyard.