82m Abeking, Kibo sold and renamed Grace
Kibo, the 82-meter Abeking & Rasmussen delivered in 2014, has now been sold and renamed to Grace, various industry sources say. Having first entered the market at an asking price of €150 million, the yacht was asking €129 million at the time of her sale, according to Yacht Yarbour.
Delivered by the German shipyard in 2014 to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut according to British media, the 82-meter yacht spans a total of five decks accessible via a glass elevator. Designed in a light, beige theme, Kibo's interior features several lounging areas and accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
Amongst the yacht's other features are a large beach club that comes complete with a bar, a cinema screen in the main salon and an owner's suite with a private terrace on the foredeck. Kibo carries a crew of 23. This summer the yacht was made available for charter for the first time.
This becomes the latest megayacht turnover in a particularly active time, which just saw the 72-meter Saint Nicolas being sold. Following the sale, Kibo has now been renamed Grace by her new owner. In the same sector, American businessman Robert Stiller sold his 73-meter Grace E earlier this year asking €78.5 million.