Aria build by the all famous and world renowned builder Palmer Johnson, this 87foot sail yacht is a gem in her class. Aria is a cruising cutter design and was launched in the year 1975. Her First owner had her for 25years and the second owner for two years operating charter. She has a well preserved aluminium hull for the 25 years in the great lakes of America.
The current third owner have her for 13years, made sure Aria was well upgraded and updated without sparing any expense to rebuild and refit the entire vessel inside out. Aria had new painted hull and mast in AWL grip matterhorn white,new paint inside, new electrical, new piping, new electronics, new wiring replaced and separated the AC & DC, two generators new fisher panda and one refurbished northern lights, new solar panels, new rebuilt engine room, new machinery such as engines rebuilt, new heads are fitted with marble surface, new galley with Corian surface, new hydraulic swim platform at aft, with new certified Burmese teak decks, new Lewmar hatches that flushes with deck, two EPIRBs and the list goes on... The upgrade took a total of 20 months to complete.
Aria has 5 cabins with en-suit and accommodates 10 guests comfortably. The master cabin is located at the Aft of the vessel and Captain cabins at the Bow with access to deck at bulkhead or through the guest cabins, the other three cabins which accommodate up to 6 guests is single berths.
Aria is easily handled by 2 persons, she is well equipped and designed, and she is truly a push button sail yacht. Her boom less main sails and head sail unfurl effortlessly with good speed. The Centerboards main and small aft centerboard which adds on another feature to her sailing quality. With good windward abilities and with the aft board assisting her directional ability in large swell. Owner had sailed oceans in Aria and this feature with both boards also fully refurbished and refitted. Aria also well equipped with vari pitch props, steering jog switch and bow thruster. The engine is rebuilt by Volvo official dealer and is around 80hrs since rebuild and her bronze propeller is variable pitch type by Hundested.All her winches were rebuild.
Aria has a large and covered cockpit which is excellent for entertaining guest and dining, the cockpit is just behind the helm which also has a new Vitri Frigo fridge installed. Sound system and 12V outlet and USB charging points are available too. You have the option to drop down covers in unpleasant wet or dry weather while sailing or at the berth. At the further aft under deck storage holds a washing machine, dryer and ample space for diving tanks and gear.
Now ready for inspection by appointment only in Malaysia.