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Sherakhan, a unique story of passion and instinct

Originally built in 1966 as a maritime school vessel, a three-year project converted the Prinses Margriet into a head-turning superyacht

It is not uncommon for large yachts to have an interesting history, but the fascinating tale of Sherakhan’s transformation is unique in every way. From humble beginnings as a merchant navy training vessel to show-stopping superyacht status, she is now one of the most popular and adventurous charter vessels able to accommodate more than 12 guests.

She is available for charter to groups of up to 26 guests through central agent Tom DeBuse at Y.CO for a weekly rate of €425,000 (plus APA). Here, we reveal the remarkable details of how Jan Verkerk, a visionary businessman and passionate sailor, turned his dream of creating a ground-breaking charter yacht into reality.

: 69.65m (228ft 6in)
Max beam: 12.00m (39ft 6in)
Draft: 4.51m (14ft 9in)
Gross tonnage: 1,945
Guests: 26 in 13 ensuite cabins
Crew: 20, including Michelin-starred Chef Toine Smulders Cruising speed: 11 knots
Range at 10 knots: 3,500nm (approx.)
Fuel capacity: 108,000L