Princess Hera is a 620 which has been customized to meet the needs of her Turkish owner, Ahmet Bayer, paralyzed following a scuba diving accident that occurred in 2006. Since his early childhood, he is fond of sailing.
“I’ve always had a boat but I was more of a motor yacht fan. I bought my 620 in 2011 and it was my first sailing boat. As a child, I had learned to sail on an Optimist dinghy, but later I did windsurfing for a long time. I never thought about buying a sailboat since I had the idea that sailboats were always narrow and tight. At least, that’s what I thought until I saw the 620 at Cannes Yachting Festival, which brought together all the advantages of a sailboat with those of a motor yacht.”
The width and the spaciousness of this catamaran enabled the installation of all the necessary amenities to adapt her to his disability. First, the owner’s suite was completely dismantled and rebuilt so that he can move around easily.
The Turkish company Ezberci Marine equipped the boat with two custom-made elevators enabling him access to flybridge and deck from aft cockpit, a stair lift connecting owner’s suite to saloon, as well as a 80-cm wide and 4.5-m long hydraulic gangway. “I have been able to use these special amenities for all these years without any problem. They gave me back all the freedom I needed onboard a boat.”
For the last five years, Ahmet sailed all the Turkish coasts and Greek islands. His tour also included Croatia and Italy. Now he has decided to put his 620 for sale. Should you need any further information about this boat (technical characteristics, equipment, price…), please contact Erol Termiyeci from Tezmarin.