Meta IV was designed by the naval architect Thomas E. Colvin, who gave the vessel her beautiful shape and robust hull. She is made entirely of Thai teak, one of the best woods for building classic boats.
Meta IV was constructed in 1998 as a private yacht for a Swiss businessman who made his fortune in hotels. In 2010, an Austrian skipper named Herbert Mayrhauser found her at a pier in Phuket. This signalled the start of a two year intensive restoration. This beautiful yacht was then re-launched in 2012.
Meta IV measures 77.9 feet in length or 23.75 meters. That’s longer than the Santa Maria, the boat that Columbus sailed into history when he discovered the Americas.
Meta IV has four guest cabins, each fully air conditioned with ensuite bathrooms and electric toilets. Two of the cabins boast queen-size beds, while the other two feature twin beds. Behind the cockpit is the triple stateroom. The entire aft of the boat is shaded and fitted with multiple dining spaces and sunbathing areas.
The boat’s centre is dominated by the generous galley and saloon dining area. She sleeps 10/11 guests in 5 cabins with accommodation for 4 x crew.
This is an exceptional gentelmen's yacht from what feels like a bygone era (with all the benefits and comfort of a modern yacht).
An early viewing is highly recommended.