My pending deal was finally closed yesterday. I am now offcial owner of 'io' hull
#18, a Mahe Trio built in December 2006 and first comissioned in 2007. She was first used for a few years of charter
work in Malta
and then some years for very little private use.
I am generally not a fan of ex-charter yachts but I was really surprised how well the Mahe survived these years of abuse from both a technical point of view as well as cosmetically. The Interior
looks excellent and technically she only has a few nags here and there.
Coming from a Lagoon
410 it's amazing how much room they managed to squeeze into this little boat. She is faster than the (live aboard, fully loaded and over-equipped) Lagoon
with a ton of options. However she is hobby horsing way more than the longer lagoon. some gear
on board looks rather undersized to me but then the Lagoon was double the weight . overall I'm very happy with this boat.
She is currently based in Italy
and will be used for extended holiday and weekend cruising.