The unique high-tech, stabilized monohull, twin diesel engine powered yacht which set a world record in 1998 for circumnavigating the globe (traveling more than 22,600 nautical miles (41,855 km) with a time of 74 days, 20 hours, and 58 minutes is now on sale. The legendary Brigitte Bardot was built in 1997 by British yard Vosper Thornycroft and was initially inspired to beat the world record, most recently has been a charter vessel out of Cape Town.
With a capacity of over 4,000 miles on a single tank, she has had some brilliant adventures both in terms of speed, distance, and importance. Brigitte Bardot has circumnavigated the world no fewer than six times, holds the record traveling the furthest south than any other multi-hull yacht in the world, as well as being a part of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) fleet since 2010 waving off poachers and whaling ships.
The holder of the Guinness World Record has now been listed through broker Fraser Yachts for $1,499,000. With new engines (two new 500-horsepower Cummins QSC 8.3-liter turbo diesel) that were installed in 2018 coupled with top-of-the-line navigation equipment, this beauty is ready for her next owner to take her on more record-setting adventures.
Measuring 33.17m (108’10”) in length with a 14.07m (46’02”) beam and a draft of 2.21m (7’03”), its cruising speed is 22 knots while its max speed is 27 knots. While this vessel has seen its wear and tear and features a basic interior, accommodations are suitable for up to 12 in six commercial-style cabins. Furthermore, its price point is attractive for the owner looking to stand out from the crowd and make his/her mark with a comprehensive stylish retrofit.