Van Dam
82' / 25m

Saint Raphael France
Altair is a 31 m / 101′9″ luxury sailing yacht. She was built by Viking Yat in 1992. With a beam of 6.85 m and a draft of 2.85 m, she has a oak frames hull and pine superstructure. She is powered by MTU engines of 193 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 8 knots.
Flag of Registry: The Netherlands
Aluminum Hull
Vessel ID# 2793664
$1,610,115 USD
€1,495,000 Euros
CA$2,173,792 CAD
£1,296,783 GBP

SY ALTAIR is an 82 ft Cutter Rigged Aluminium Classic Ketch, built by the renowned Nordia Shipyard in The Netherlands in 1987.


Her current (2nd) Owners carried out a very extensive refit between 2017 and 2020, including an elegant stern extension. Many technical and mechanical areas were replaced or rebuilt, resulting in a beautiful blue water sailing yacht; a yacht with beautiful classic lines, a new set of sails, and equipped with completely new, modern technological systems. Ready for the Mediterranean or ocean sailing.

Her long keel aluminium hull, and ketch cutter rig is designed for very safe and comfortable sailing. With all hydraulic furling sails and winches operated from the cockpit she is very safe and can be sailed with a minimum crew. The MCA certification for cat 0 (unrestricted) for maximum 6 persons and cat 2 for 12 persons ensures all safety equipment and facilities are maintained to the highest standard.

Data Sheet
LOA 82' (25 meters)
Type sail
Year 1987
Beam 18'
Fuel Type Diesel
Hull Material Aluminum


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Northrop & Johnson Yacht Broker Richard Higgins has more than 12 years of experience in the yachting business and a wealth of contacts, having lived and worked across three continents.

After learning to sail at a young age, Richard found his passion for the sea. He started his yachting career as crew working on an 85’ sailing yacht in Australia. Richard went to school in the UK and after graduating, he worked in the defense industry in London. In 2010, Richard was in search of a new challenge. He decided to follow his true passion for the sea and was drawn to the yachting industry. Richard moved with his wife to the South of France where he began building a successful and respected career in yacht brokerage.

Richard is dedicated to providing his clients with an exemplary level of service through his extensive experience, technical acumen and dedication. He is uniquely positioned to advise and conclude any type of new build or second-hand transaction.