Former Royal Yacht Stalca for Sale

I once named an inflatable tender Charlina and came about the name by combining the name of my son Charles and my daughter Georgina. I thought the idea rather naff to be truthful but the kids loved it and it provoked some interesting conversations with other folk at the marina where we kept our larger yacht.

It seems we were not the only ones to use the kid’s names to christen their yacht.

In 1971 Prince Ranier of Monaco and his wife the Academy award-winning American actress Grace Kelly used the first two letters of their three children: Stéphanie, Albert, and Caroline to name their new yacht Stalca.

The 24 metre yacht had been constructed that year by builders Visch Holland and she was used extensively by the Royal couple to entertain and cruise locally.

Now this classic superyacht with her impressive history has been impeccably restored and is for sale through Bluewater for a relatively modest price.

Her asking price is listed at 1.5 million euros and the Antibes based brokers suggest she offers an opportunity to own a classic vessel with an unmatched history that has been thoroughly updated without changing the original aesthetic.

They admit that there have been other owners since the Prince and Princess, and that the yacht has enjoyed several refits since their ownership the most recent of which was completed earlier this year.

Twin 300-horsepower Caterpillar D336TA turbocharged and after-cooled V8 engines fitted in 2009, power the yacht at a maximum 12 knots.

Her 9-knot cruising speed, consumes 60 litres, per hour. Fuel capacity is 7500 litres, giving her cruising range of 1,136 nautical miles.

Stalca can accommodate eight guests. She has a full-beam master stateroom and a full-beam VIP stateroom, both en-suite and two additional twin stateroom with a shared bathroom.

Crew quarters and capacity is not listed.

The yacht’s engines and generators were replaced in 2009.

A 2016/2017 rebuild included extensive hull work, new paint, and new wiring and plumbing.