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SOFIA Yacht for Sale
  • 8.9
  • 2.45
  • 469
  • Steel
  • 10
  • 12
  • René van der Velden
  • 2x Caterpillar C32 DI-TTA Acert (746 BkW)

SOFIA Yacht for Sale

€16,500,000 Ex VAT


Luxurious 42m superyacht SOFIA is currently listed for sale.  Custom designed by René van der Velden for an extremely experienced owner, she was built by innovative Dutch shipyard Moonen and delivered in 2012 - when she took long-range explorer yachts to the next level.

Designed to stand out from the crowd, SOFIA’s exterior combines stylish raked decks with a bold profile and dynamic lines. Equipped with multiple outdoor lounge and dining areas, she also features space to store a 3-seater submarine on the aft swimming platform.

Light and open, this luxury yacht for sale's unique layout effortlessly connects the exterior with the interior living spaces. Set against the backdrop of a spectacular overhead skylight, a dramatic oval staircase links her 4 decks creating a fluid sense of motion as you move around the yacht.

Sleek and sophisticated, SOFIA combines all the luxury of a superyacht with the rugged capabilities of a true expedition vessel. Beautifully presented and maintained, she is currently lying in Spain and is available for viewing upon request.


Built from aluminium with a steel displacement hull, SOFIA is powered by twin 1015 hp Caterpillar C32 DI-TTA Acert engines and has a range of 5000 nautical miles.

Cruising comfortably at 12 knots, she features impressively low levels of noise and vibration thanks to her propeller clearance, insulation, and air-supported cushions on her generators.

Built to Lloyd’s and MCA specifications, SOFIA features ultramodern systems throughout with military-grade satcom, thermal cameras and a man-overboard system with personal tracking.

Guest Capacity

Beautifully finished to the very highest standards, SOFIA has accommodation for up to 10 guests in her 5 luxurious staterooms. Her onboard gym can also be closed off and transformed into an additional stateroom for 2 guests.

Set forward on the main deck, SOFIA’s full-beam master suite is a masterpiece of contemporary design. Finished in exotic Zebrano wood with stylish leather wall panels, the master suite features a private office and lounge space plus a stunning spa-inspired ensuite bathroom.

SOFIA’s guest accommodation is located on the lower deck and accessed directly via the sweeping spiral staircase. Comprised of 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, all the guest staterooms are finished in soft neutral tones and equipped with ensuite bathroom facilities plus a full entertainment system.

SOFIA also has accommodation for a 7-person crew on the lower deck.


With interior styling from Art-Line Interiors, SOFIA’s open-plan living spaces flow seamlessly from one deck to the next. Gently curving walls maximise the feeling of light and space while the chic neutral colour palette and textured layers create a sense of harmony throughout the yacht.

On the main deck, the curved central atrium leads into SOFIA’s vast full-beam salon. Finished with rich oak and Zebrano veneers, a curved bar made from Concetto stone is ideal for pre-dinner drinks while an elegant formal dining area overlooks the ocean.

Gently curving walls with white leather trim surround SOFIA’s large lounge space creating a cosy private sanctuary. Equipped with a full entertainment system for relaxing onboard, full-length doors fill the lounge with light and provide access to the al fresco dining space on the aft deck.

On the bridge deck, the central staircase opens directly into a large upper lounge which can be enclosed or fully opened to the elements when cruising. Adjacent to the salon is SOFIA’s high-tec private gym which can be closed off and used as an additional stateroom as required.


Featuring exterior design by René van der Velden with naval architecture by Stolk Marimecs, SOFIA combines clean lines with a robust expedition-style exterior. Boasting expansive outdoor living areas, she also has ample storage for her collection of toys and tenders.

On the main deck aft, SOFIA’s salon opens onto a large covered lounge space with a dining table plus built-in seating. Twin staircases lead down to the huge swimming platform which has been extended in order to be able to carry a 3-man submarine and launching crane.

On the bridge deck, SOFIA’s skylounge can be opened up to create a huge outdoor space for socialising or entertaining onboard. The bridge deck aft also offers convenient on-deck tender storage for her 7 metre Novurania tender.

SOFIA’s foredeck is set up as a casual outdoor dining space with 2 built-in sofas and dining tables overlooking the ocean. Up on the sundeck, SOFIA has a fabulous raised spa pool surrounded by sun pads plus a bar and outdoor lounge/dining area with a BBQ grill for laid back meals in the sunshine.

Arrange an Inspection

A global explorer with all the cutting-edge sophistication of a superyacht, SOFIA is a new generation expedition vessel. To learn more about this exciting custom yacht, simply reach out to our sales team by using the form below. 


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