Head out on Safari, a beautifully appointed, meticulously maintained Symbol yacht available from Worth Avenue Yachts.
By Randy Woods / Photos courtesy of Worth Avenue Yachts
For more than 20 years, this 80’ Symbol Pilothouse yacht has been meticulously maintained and upgraded by its current owner, a knowledgeable yachtsman. Well-suited for entertaining guests and extended cruises, Safari features three spacious staterooms and luxury accommodations for up to six guests, plus room for three crew members.
Built in 2002, this large Symbol motoryacht is driven by twin Detroit Diesel 2000 MTU engines, each producing 915 HP and logging about 5,500 hours of use. The walk-around teak decks provide easy access to both the open-air bow section, with a sunpad and bimini, to the spacious aft-deck, anchored by a teak dining table, with upholstered Luxe Ingigo bench seating and four wicker swivel chairs. Two glass doors separate the aft deck from the salon, featuring an enormous distressed-leather sofa, two library chairs, a 36” live-edge wood cross-section coffee table, and a 48” smart TV within a built-in TV cabinet.
Forward of the salon, the port-side galley boasts a wrap-around granite countertop, a KitchenAid refrigerator/freezer, a double sink with disposal, and an Insta-Hot water tap. GE appliances include a convection/microwave and a five-burner cooktop. The galley opens to the pilothouse, which has a glass table with bench seating, and access to a day head. The helm station has a full suite of electronics and navigation equipment, such as Furuno NavNet 14” TZT display and autopilot, Icom VHF, Wesmar stabilizer controls, and a Maretron display.
Safari has multiple 32” smart TVs installed in the owner’s suite, the flybridge, and the crew cabins, equipped with Dish TV receivers. The sound system consists of five Fusion receivers in the salon with speakers in the salon, aft deck, pilothouse, flybridge, and bow. Other communications equipment includes Iridium satellite phones and KVH satellite internet.
The customized flybridge has a hardtop, a three-quarters enclosure, two Stidd captain’s chairs, and another driving helm station that was updated in a 2015-16 rebuild. For more entertaining, the flybridge has a dining table, seating for eight people, a Wolf two-burner cooktop, a 30” DCS propane BBQ, a 20-bottle wine cooler, and four teak loungers.
Belowdecks, the owner’s suite features lush wood paneling, a full-beam king-size bed, a port-side vanity, a walk-in closet and a starboard-side settee. The en suite double head has twin sinks and a shower enclosure. The VIP stateroom at the bow has a raised queen-size bed, a walk-in closet, and an en suite head and shower enclosure. The midship guest stateroom includes a raised double bed, access to a forward head and shower, and a washer and dryer.
Over the last seven years, Safari has had multiple rounds of upgrades, replacing and repairing virtually every electronic and mechanical system. Other major installations include a new bulbous bow, a new SidePower hydraulic stern thruster, teak decking and interior carpeting throughout, and new drive shafts, props, and struts.
Specs & Info
LOA 80’0” · Beam 21’6″ · Draft 5’6″
1,600 gal. / 400 gal. / 150 gal.
Two Detroit Diesel MTU 8V2000s
Worth Avenue Yachts