Bleu de Nimes : Navy Ship Refitted into Super Yacht

The Motor Yacht Bleu de Nîmes is a fabulous expedition Superyacht offering her guests all the luxury and finesse you’ve come to expect on a megayacht. Beautifully finished and splendidly decorated she radiates ultimate comfort paired with this rare quality of a homely personality. 

Specification of Bleu de Nimes

She is a 72.1 meter motoryacht built in the UK and delivered in 1980. She is the flagship of Clelands shipyard.

Hers top speed reaches 14.0 kn with two Cummins diesel engines and its maximum range is 2000nm at cruising speed.

She can accommodate up to 18 guests on board, with 21 experienced crew members who are attending all their wishes and offering a wide range of activities, luxurious lounging, sleeping facilities and five star international cuisine.

For optimal comfort she is equipped with a fitness room, satellite communication, a sauna, massage room, a cinema, 2 jacuzzis and a large number of water toys: 3 Jetski, Kayak, Scuba equipment, Stand up paddle boards, 4 Tender and Windsurf.

The naval architecture was developed by Admiralty and Penta Ned, and the interior of the yacht was designed by Vittorio Cerruti. She is built with a teak deck, a steel hull, and a steel super structure.

Bleu de Nîmes is one of the 105 motor yachts in the 70-80 meter range and is among the top 5 longest yachts in the world.

Superyacht Bleu de Nime last Refit

She was originally built as a conventional naval vessel by Clelands Shipbuilding Company in 1980.

After a first refit in 1997, the second reconstruction of the former warship began in 2016 and lasted 4 years. Bleu de Nimes saw a 16 meter extension added to the middle of the ship, lengthening the ship to 72.23 meters.

The style, design and classic exterior lines of Le Bleu de Nîmes were preserved, while original interior designer Pier Vittorio Cerruti was called back to ensure that the new interiors respected his traditional aesthetic.

The end result is a beautiful interior clad in wood paneling and flooring, complemented by cream-colored furniture for a soothing, colonial feel.

Equipped with a wide range of luxurious amenities including a sauna, massage room, gym and Jacuzzis, guests can access any of the 6 decks via the onboard elevator.

Bleu de Nîmes is also equipped with a bar and plenty of lounge chairs, as well as a helipad on the upper deck, for arriving in style.

Bleu de Nimes a boat lover story

The owner of Bleu de Nimes is a long-time boater. From a very young age he claims to have the “travel virus” and spends most of his time sailing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

In most refits, you’ve probably heard stories of rusty steel and hidden damage. Bleu de Nimes is the exception, her hull and superstructure were in fantastic condition. In fact, the superyacht was built with the best quality steel in the world.

Many owners embark on renovations for the sake of a new project, but for this owner, Bleu de Nimes was not just a passing passion project. For him, it was a love affair that lasted 20 years, resulting in two major rebuilds with its share of challenges. His latest rebuild was completed transforming the ship into a luxury superyacht capable of offering opulence in the most remote corners of the world.

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Bleu de Nîmes for sale and for charter

Bleu de Nîmes is currently for sale at 47 000 000€ and for charter at 430 000€ + expenses. Beware, the owner is very clear, he only wishes to sell his current love story at a correct price!