- Sensation Yachts
SAILING YACHT PHILKADE FOR SALE
Built by Sensation Yachts in New Zealand PHILKADE was delivered to her owner in 1986 (named AQUEL II) and last refitted in 2017. An iconic Dubois design, she was the first from the renowned designer and the yacht with which he made his mark on the industry.
- Iconic debut Dubois superyacht
- Sleek lines with clear decks, well ahead of her time
- Modern and ergonomic interior
- Timeless design that still turns heads
- Biggest sloop in the world when delivered
- Major exterior and interior refit in 2017
- Proven round the world cruiser
Conceived as the ultimate fast cruiser, she is as rewarding to the eye as she is to sail. At her time of her build, the cutter-rigged PHILKADE was the largest sloop in the world. Her revolutionary exterior profile boasts a striking blue aluminium hull complemented by a classic white aluminium superstructure, has not aged and she still commands a significant presence when presented with her full sails.
Performance wise, PHILKADE has a comfortable cruising speed of 12 knots and can reach speeds of up to 14 knots under full sail. With excellent sea-handling capabilities, she has circumnavigated the world and proven to be a safe, economical, comfortable sailing yacht with a history of fast ocean passages.
PHILKADE exudes elegance and character in every detail. The magnificent craftsmanship throughout her interior and exterior provides a luxurious superyacht style. Her recently refit interior is a vision of tranquillity and beauty, making full use of space in a contemporary design. She is finished to the highest standard utilising a colour palette filled with shades of earthy tones. Communal areas welcome guests with peerless comfort.
Her raised deck-saloon has become a Dubois trademark. Tastefully decorated with guests’ comfort foremost in mind, the large space is a comfortable home from home, with a circular sofa and dining area. Oak woods are used throughout her interior, complemented with light soft furnishings. The main salon is large for a sailing yacht and boasts a comfortable seating and dining area, with steps down to the guests sleeping area aft and the galley and crew quarters forward.
Her accommodation includes a master suite, a further double cabin and two twin bedded cabins, one with a Pullman berth, accommodating nine guests in total. All cabins are spacious and finished to the same high standards as all the guest areas. She is also capable of carrying up to six crew on board to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
PHILKADE provides the ultimate combination of elegance, sailing performance and luxury living. She is the ideal sailing yacht for socialising and entertaining with family and friends. Step up on deck and stretch out in the sun or dine in the shade. The stern’s symmetrical steps have won her many accolades throughout the past few decades and have become a popular design, most recently used on the 58-metre Dubois Naval Architect designed NGONI built by Royal Huisman.