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Chantiers Normandie 85 ft Gentleman’s Motor Yacht 1966 - Sold



Chantiers Normandie 85 ft Gentleman’s Motor Yacht 1966

Designer Chantiers Navals de Normandie
Builder Chantiers Navals de Normandie
Date 1966
Length overall 85 ft 7 in / 26.09 m
Length deck 85 ft 7 in / 26.09 m
Length waterline 77 ft 11 in / 23.76 m
Beam 20 ft 2 in / 6.15 m
Draft 8 ft 5 in / 2.56 m
Displacement 160 Tonnes
Construction Oak, Iroko, teak
Engine 2 x Man 6 cyl diesel 185 HP
Location France
Price Sold

These details are provisional and may be amended



Launched as MOEVA and massively built as a polar research and exploration vessel, GOLDEN PRINCESS is another example of a successful adaptation from workboat to cruising boat aesthetics. This handsome and capable little ship is economical to operate yet with an emphasis on indoor comfort. Moreover her expansive upper deck makes for alfresco dining and entertaining on quite a grand scale. Chartering successfully she is MCA coded and lying in France.



Originally MOVEA the yacht was built as a research and demonstration boat for Antarctica – and it took some years to build this massively solid yacht - finally leaving Les Chantiers Naval de Normandie in 1966. The person who had commissioned her had died in the meantime and in the event she never served for the research role originally intended.
The yacht stayed a while in Fécamp bay in Normandy and was then redesigned as a pleasure yacht in the 1970s. Didier Presles - a well known yacht designer completely transformed her for this new role and in considerable style. At this time she was called SHIKAR and in due course Mr Winter a German gentleman became her owner in the 80s and renamed her GOLDEN PRINCESS. He replaced the original 8 cylinder engines for the current MAN diesel 6 cylinder engines and much other work besides.

In the 90s GOLDEN PRINCESS was sold to a British architect Mr Pollock who like his predecessor Mr Winter kept her for a decade or so; selling her in 2001 to another British owner who berthed her in Monaco and keeping her in very good condition. The yacht was sold again in 2007 to a family who kept her for another 7 years spending considerable sums on refitting and upgrading until bought by her current owner in 2015. He has made her available for charter for which she is MCA Category 2 coded.



- Oak planking copper plated below the waterline
- Iroko wood and aluminium superstructure
- Mainly teak deck


Deck layout, equipment and ground tackle

There are sheltered aft and main side decks with a spacious upper sun deck abaft the fly bridge.

Main deck from aft
- Besenzoni passarelle
- Panama style fairleads each side
- Large bronze mooring line bollards
- High bulwarks with varnished teak cap rail
- Stanchions capped with solid teak rail
- Solid teak deck
- Large sheltered seating area; banquette, octagonal teak table and 4 chairs
- Doorway offset to stbd to access main deck saloon
- Side decks, sheltered from aft to amidships both sides by upper deck
- Large white painted steel mooring bollards and Panama style fairleads each side
- Varnished teak handrails set in chrome spacers along cabin elevations each side
- Stainless steel and teak grating / steps boarding ladder stbd with davit
- Access to bridge / wheel house stbd
- Access to galley port side
- Steps up and doorway fwd each side
- Access to bridge each side
- Access to crew mess and galley each side
- Lower coach roof fwd of main bridge
- Signal and radar mast over
- Foredeck; large steel mooring bollards; one each side
- Hydraulic windlass with 2 capstans and 2 warping drums
- Access to chain locker aft
- Chains via hawse pipes to 2 x 250 kg anchors stowed externally at bow
- Teak grating seat in bow
- Returning via bridge steps up from aft emerging fore end of upper deck

Upper deck
- Flybridge 2nd helm to port; steering compass, navigation station and engine controls
- High coaming fwd descending aft each side to stainless steel tube guard rail surround aft
- Life raft and searchlight fwd
- Funnel aft on centreline
- Sani Marin WC and wash basin; hot and cold mixer
- BBQ, bar, fridge and sink
- Large sun deck with awning over
- Teak dining table and 8 x teak chairs aft to port
- Steel mast and boom for steadying sail
- Coffee table and 6 x easy chairs aft
- 4 m tender with 25 HP Mercury 2 strokes outboard engine
- Exit fwd to bridge / wheel house and main deck


Accommodation and domestic equipment

Accommodation is for up to 8 guests in 4 double cabins including a large owner’s stateroom with 3 head / shower compartments plus 4 crew in three cabins with own head and shower and crew mess. There is a spacious saloon and bridge / wheel house on the main deck with fly bridge and sun deck above.

Main deck saloon
- Accessed from main deck aft or bridge / wheel house fwd
- Mahogany panelled elevations with white deck head and varnished parquet sole
- 2 x Opening windows aft
- 10 x Deck head lights
- U shaped red upholstered sofa to port abaft the mast
- Dining table for 8 guests
- Companionway staircase access to the aft guest cabins
- Informal seating area fwd
- 3 x Opening windows each side
- Sofa, chairs and smaller coffee table
- Drinks and glasses cabinet
- Descending staircase in saloon abaft mast

Mid aft stbd guest cabin
- Double berth with lockers under
- 2 x Opening ports and 2 x reading lights

Large shared head shower compartment to port
- Sani Marin SFA automatic WC
- Wash basin with hot and cold mixer and lockers under
- Walk in shower
- Opening port

Aft port guest cabin
- Double berth with lockers under
- 2 x Opening ports and 2 x reading light

Aft stbd guest cabin
- Double berth
- Lockers and drawer stowage under

Ensuite head and shower compartment aft
- Sani Marin SFA automatic WC
- Shower and wash basin with hot and cold mixer
- Lockers under

Fwd to staircase up into saloon and through doorway stbd to corridor fwd on main deck
- 2 x opening ports to main galley and bridge / wheelhouse and engine room access to port

Galley to port
- Siemens 4 burner hob and electric oven against aft bulkhead
- 2 x Stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer taps and draining board
- Cupboard and drawer stowage
- Doorway to port side deck
- Large Liebehrr fridge fwd
- Miele dishwasher with stainless steel worktop over
- Silver crest microwave oven above
- Exit to corridor and companionway steps down fwd

Owner’s master stateroom cabin
- 6 x Opening ports, 2 x deck head lights and other spotlights
- King size bed
- Desk and seating to port
- Drawers both sides
- Walk in wardrobe / dressing room to stbd

Ensuite head aft to port
- Walk in shower
- Sani Marin SFA automatic WC
- Bidet
- 2 x wash basins; hot and cold taps
- Lockers and cupboards
- Exit via companionway up and aft to main deck level and fwd

Bridge / wheelhouse
- Ships helm wheel on centreline
- Engine instrumentation
- ZF throttle controls
- Bow thrusters controls
- Navigation instruments detailed in Nav section
- 2 x Kent screens fwd
- Ships isolator electric panel
- Banquette against aft bulkhead
- Fire detection controls
- Ships clock and barometer
- Flag lockers
- Exit either side, steps down forward to foredeck
- Crew quarters forward at main deck level

Crew Galley and mess
- 2 x Burner hob
- Microwave oven
- 2 x Stainless steel sinks with hot and cold mixer taps
- Siemens washing m/c
- Bosch Dryer
- U shaped dinette
- TV and printer
- Doorway fwd to port and companionway steps down

Crew sleeping quarters
- 1 x Single berth cabin
- 1 x Double berth cabin
- 1 x Twin cabin with upper & lower bunks
- Head with WC and shower


Mechanical electrical and tankage

- Spacious well ventilated engine room separates the aft and forward accommodation
- 2 x MAN Diesel 02566ME 6 cylinders 136 kW each “Micro Commander” ZF c 7,000 hours
- 2 x 3 bladed propellers
- 9 knots @ 1.700 rpm, 10 knots @ 1.800 rpm
- Consumption approx 50 L/H
- Range approx 1.600 Nm
- 2 x Reintjes gearbox
- Side Master bow thruster driven from engine belt
- Hydraulic stabilisers driven from engine belt
- 1 x 25 kW GM generator c 2,000 hours
- 1 x 12 kW Kohler generator c 7,200 hours
- 3 kW 24 / 220 V Inverter
- 12 x 2 V Service and engines start batteries
- 2 x Mastervolt mass 24/75 charger
- Dolphin charger
- 24V electrical circuit
- Hot water boiler
- Idromar 150 L/H water maker
- Pressurised hot and cold water
- Liebherr fridge
- Liebherr freezer
- Webasto air conditioning
- 9,000 Litre Algae X fuel tanks “Self Polishing System” FPS-500 A
- 3,000 Litre fresh water tanks
- 1,000 Litre Black & grey water tanks


Navigation, communications and electronics

- 2 x Furuno FCV- 620 sounder
- Furuno NAVpilot auto pilot
- Furuno Navtex NX700
- Vion barometer
- Furuno FI-50 wind/Log
- Raytheon RC420 chart plotter
- Furuno NAVnet 19 - Radar 24 NM chart plotter/radar:
- Furuno FCR 1411 A 72 nm radar
- Fixed Sailor RT 5022 + RT 2047 (HS) VHF radio
- 2 x Icom IC-GM1600E handsets and 2 x Walkie talkie
- TV & video in accommodation areas
- Stereo hi-fi with CD player and radio tuner



- All safety equipment to Portuguese commercial flag regs
- Bilge pumps
- 1 large life raft
- Carina and Marinelec fire alarm systems


These particulars have been prepared from information provided by the vendors and are intended as a general guide. The purchaser should confirm details of concern to them by survey or engineers inspection. The purchaser should also ensure that the purchase contract properly reflects their concerns and specifies details on which they wish to rely.


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