Top Five "Green" Yachts for Sale — Summer 2022

Posted April 8, 2022 in Brokerage & New Build by Janine St.Denis

With the technological world evolving and environmental research increasing, luxury yachting is taking steps daily to be more environmentally conscious. And there are ways to reduce your carbon footprint while on the water. With the right build, approach and crew, you can help be a part of the shift in today’s environmentally conscious luxury yacht travel. Take a look at our top picks of eco-friendly yachts for sale today.


Side profile of RAINBOW sailing yacht on the water

The 131′ (39.95m) 2012 Holland Jachtbouw sailing yacht RAINBOW perfectly balances formidable sailing and eco-consciousness without sacrificing comfort or resplendence. Truly unique and of the J-Class generation, RAINBOW has received numerous awards, from Showboats Design to Naval Architecture and more. Her most recent refit was in 2016, outfitting her with the latest amenities.

With a high-performance aluminum hull, RAINBOW’s performance is immaculate. Powered by Hy-Store Li-ion batteries, a lightweight 50kw Hy-Gen variable speed generator, a 50kw main engine with an integrated flywheel generator and of course, the wind, RAINBOW is a unique sailing yacht that can charge her batteries while sailing. In doing so, she uniquely helps to offset her own carbon footprint.

RAINBOW is an exceptionally quiet vessel built for J-Class racing and comfortable cruising — an excellent option for owners looking to charter. She welcomes eight guests aboard into three gorgeous staterooms, accompanied by seven crew.

This luxury sailing yacht is listed at €6,950,000 with Yacht Broker Ann Avery and is not available for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters.


PHATSARA on the water

The 121′ (37m) custom-built luxury catamaran PHATSARA is the perfect choice for your next environmentally-conscious yacht. Built in 2012 and refitted in 2019, this gorgeous multi-hull luxury yacht was designed by the renowned Incat Crowther, with high-tech features released by High Modulus and Sikline International. PHATSARA is known for her maximum efficiency and ability to cruise secluded places thanks to her natural stability, shallow draft, and ingenious build. She can reach a top speed of 25 knots and more and cruises comfortably with a 2,000-nautical mile range at nine knots.

This magnificent catamaran prioritizes safety and comfort, allowing superior room for guests. Adaptable for private or commercial use, PHATSARA is capable of welcoming 26 guests aboard and 10 crew when classification is available. She accommodates eight guests in three sumptuous staterooms. The impressive master suite is second to none, spotlighting an en-suite bath with a digital shower and Jacuzzi.

The external deck spaces of PHATSARA are equally enticing, providing multi-purpose usage throughout. Her upper deck is the perfect place to enjoy sundowners with excellent panoramic views. Her additional deck spaces allow alfresco seating and dining where desired. PHATSARA also features ample space for a 17′ tender, other toys and even a hydraulic platform for easy access.

She is listed at $3,950,000 with Yacht Broker Martin Holmes and is not available for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters.


Side profile of concept yacht SEA VOYAGER 103

The 103′ (31.39m) concept catamaran SEA VOYAGER 103 is an incredible choice for your next eco-friendly purchase. This all-carbon catamaran is a champion of structural design, providing the utmost stability and comfort while at sea. She takes influence from revered racing and multi-hull naval architects Jerome Vollet and Marc van Peteghem, allowing her to reach up to 18 knots while under sail or power.

SEA VOYAGER 103 was curated to maximize internal living spaces on board, resulting in more than 140-square meters of cabins and comfort. Modern and luxurious, she showcases a relaxing and welcoming ambiance that complements her serene yet contemporary exterior. Between the main salon and the owner’s stateroom, SEA VOYAGER 103 provides an open space perfect for sundowners or socialization in the evening, regardless of season or climate.

This resplendent catamaran welcomes 10 guests aboard in five sumptuous staterooms with a crew of four. SEA VOYAGER has the structural design for the most efficient sailing and takes eco-friendly yachting to the next level. As a concept, buyers can enhance her eco-credentials wherever desired, giving the owner the freedom to focus on sustainability as they please.

SEA VOYAGER 103 is listed at €12,000,000 with Yacht Broker James Munn and is not available for sale or charter to U.S. residents while in U.S. waters.


Side profile of WEATHER BIRD on the water

The 101′ (31m) 1931 Chantier Navals De Normandie sailing yacht WEATHER BIRD is immaculate. Not only is she a classic sailing yacht with environmental benefits, but she’s also actually a historical figure in the yachting industry. Commissioned by Sara and Gerald Murphy, high-society Americans with a taste for luxury travel, WEATHER BIRD has been the inspiration for artwork and a host to Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, among other members of society’s elite. She has maintained her enticing charm throughout her history.

Her impressive design makes WEATHER BIRD the ideal yacht for guests with a sense of adventure and exploration. She’s received numerous refits throughout the years, ensuring that she is safe, eco-friendly and in pristine condition. Like any sailing yacht, her ability to travel with the speed of the wind helps reduce her carbon footprint — however, WEATHER BIRD is unlike any other yacht.

She welcomes eight guests aboard into four classic staterooms and accommodates five crewmembers. Her interior spaces are a testament to her history, spotlighting the traditional 30s influence as if she has been frozen in time.

Ideal for a family seeking adventure or a couple looking to cruise the world in style, WEATHER BIRD’s charm is second to none.

She is listed at €3,800,000 with Yacht Broker Richard Callender.


Side profile of TOO ELUSIVE

The 80′ (24.38m) 1985 Southern Ocean luxury sailing yacht TOO ELUSIVE was built to Lloyds A1+ and is an excellent choice for your next eco-friendly purchase. Curated by Doug Peterson, Jon Bannenberg and Andrew Winch, TOO ELUSIVE is pristine, high-performance and capable of sailing anywhere in the world in maximum comfort. She was meticulously refitted in 2014, where she received brand new sails, paint, rigging and additional upgrades.

This luxury yacht is ideal for an owner with children or pets, given its unique split-level salon allows secure easy access from inside to outside. She spotlights gorgeous oak detailing throughout as well as whisper-wall paneling. TOO ELUSIVE brings all aboard together in the main salon under a magnificent ambiance for on-water meals.

She welcomes six guests into three cozy cabins. In an atmosphere of resplendence, guests can relax and enjoy the embodiment of a luxury sailing yacht. Modern, yet classy, TOO ELUSIVE is the perfect choice for your next sailing cruise to the sea.

She is listed at $749,000 with Yacht Broker Brian Commette.

If you’re interested in buying or selling a yacht, contact the professional team of yacht brokers at Northrop & Johnson today. As a world-leading yacht brokerage, Northrop & Johnson offers access to thousands of luxuryyachts worldwide, including private yachts not publicly advertised for sale. From yacht sales to new construction, contact our team of yacht brokers to get the results you need.   

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