The 32-metre sailing yacht Kestrel, which launched in 2012, has been listed for sale by Stockbridge Yacht Brokers and Berthon International, asking £1.25 million.

The Ron Holland-designed ketch Kestrel was built to MCA LY2 and RINA specification, and although she is now privately operated, both Berthon International and Stockbridge Yacht Brokers say she but could be reinstated to MCA class for commercial charter use.

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The yacht, built at the Aganlar yard in Bodrum, made her public debut at the 2012 Antibes Yacht Show and followed that up with a showing at the Genoa Charter Show soon after. The yacht, built by Kestrel Superyachts, was the culmination of a six-year project for Irish couple Peter and Jenny Cooke and their Irish and Scottish consortium of 24 partners. According to the Cookes at the time, the yacht was created because they couldn’t find anything on the market that offered “the best of both worlds” – exceptional levels of recreational amenity, and accommodation space with excellent sailing performance and stability.


Kestrel throws down the gauntlet to the received wisdom for a yacht of her size,” said Ron Holland at the time. Guests are accommodated in a full-beam owner’s cabin and three other suites. The large, light and airy deck salon connects to a deck layout offering guests extensive opportunities for recreation and relaxation, clear of winches and sailing equipment. The cockpit layout features seating and dining for eight as well as a sunlounging-cum-party area.