124' (37.8m)

ARIADNE - 1979 124' BREAUX BAYCRAFT Motoryacht Fully Rebuilt
Fort Lauderdale Florida United States
$1,750,000 USD

Yacht for sale is a 1979 BREAUX BAYCRAFT 124' "ARIADNE" Motoryacht Fully Rebuilt Motor Yacht in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

ARIADNE is a traditional 124’ custom American motor yacht brought into the modern age. Inspired by the bygone era of luxury transatlantic ocean liners, she is a true classic yacht that exudes a relaxed elegance with thoughtful touches and an extraordinary attention to detail.

ARIADNE was constructed in 1979 by the renowned Breaux Bay Craft shipyard in Louisiana. She received a multi-million-dollar refit between 2018-2022 at the Derecktor Shipyard and Lauderdale Marine Center, where she was completely reworked structurally, mechanically, and aesthetically.

She is characterized by her flag-blue paint, crimson and gold boot stripes, and her fresh cream superstructure. She features thick hull plating and a shallow draft, which makes her the ideal yacht for cruising locations such as the Bahamas.

ARIADNE boasts three separate exterior deck areas with a three-level aft deck. She features a spacious sun deck that has been expanded to four times the original size, making this the perfect spot to entertain friends and family.

She can accommodate 8 guests in 4 staterooms. With interiors inspired by the transatlantic ocean liners of the 1930s, ARIADNE is adorned with marble floors, fixtures, and sconces, gold and brass touches throughout, Art Deco bronze outlet plates, and custom artworks.

Equipped with four John Deere 650hp engines, she can reach a top speed of 15 to 20 knots and a cruising speed of 10 to 14 knots. Her two generators were completely rebuilt in her recent refit.

Featured in: Yachting Magazine - 2018
Boat International - 2019 and 2022
Superyacht Times - 2023

Unique CUSTOM classic elegance

Renown builder

4 engines: redundancy, reliability
engines are smaller for less wear and tear
excellent fuel efficiency (yes!)
no need for stern thruster
new running gear (stern tubes, shafts, bearings, reconditioned props)
speed – cruise 11-14 kts; top 20 kts
engines are newer with low hours and 2022 top-end rebuilt

Best in class: sundeck – with hot tub, sit-down bar, and direct access from main stairs
master stateroom and bath
spaciousness (cabins and bathrooms)
deck space (including 3 separate large areas)
new all-teak decks
3-level beach club

Special feature: separate large salon and formal dining room

Rebuilt, not refit

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BUILT (REFIT) 1979 (2020)
BEAM 24' 11"
MX SPEED 20 Knots
LOCATION Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Vessel Description

Featured in:   Yachting Magazine - 2018

                        Boat International - 2019 and 2022
                        Superyacht Times - 2023

Unique CUSTOM classic elegance

Renown builder

4 engines:         redundancy, reliability
                          engines are smaller for less wear and tear
                          excellent fuel efficiency (yes!)
                          no need for stern thruster
                          new running gear (stern tubes, shafts, bearings, reconditioned props)
                          speed – cruise 11-14 kts; top 20 kts
                          engines are newer with low hours and 2022 top-end rebuilt 

Best in class:   sundeck – w/ hot tub, sit-down bar, & direct access from main stairs
                          master stateroom and bath
                          spaciousness (cabins and bathrooms)
                          deck space (including 3 separate large areas)
                          new all-teak decks
                          3-level beach club

Special feature: separate large salon and formal dining room

Rebuilt, not refit


ARIADNE 124' fully-custom Breaux Bay Craft offers a unique value for a yacht of her size and price, boasting multiple BEST IN CLASS features.

An official nominee and finalist for "REFIT OF THE YEAR in 2021" by Boat International Magazine and Media, leaders of the high-end yachting world.

A successful charter yacht, ARIADNE is a one-of-a-kind vessel.

A 124-foot fully-custom-built American motor yacht, constructed in 1979-1980 by the renowned Breaux Bay Craft shipyard in Louisiana, and brought into the modern age between 2018-2022 with a complete multi-million-dollar rebuild at Derecktor Shipyard and Lauderdale Marine Center.

A true gentleman's and family yacht, ARIADNE is now in the style of the classic transatlantic ocean liners. She exudes rare elegance with extraordinary quality and attention to detail.

  • Timeless elegance meets modern luxury
  • Lavish passenger spaces
  • Exquisite décor, furnishings, and fittings - the epitome of sophisticated taste
  • Most and best deck space in class
  • Remarkable strength and 4-engine power from a top commercial builder

Nothing about this yacht is commercial - except her strength and power. ARIADNE brings back the glamour of the golden age of yachting.

  • PS, the adjectives used here aren't exaggerated - they're from ARIADNE's guest book


  • Solidity and seaworthiness
  • Classic lines
  • Long range
  • 4 guest cabins include a main-deck convertible queen VIP/study, king master, convertible twin/king, and a queen
  • Brand-new full-beam BEST-IN-CLASS master stateroom located amidships with four distinct areas (dressing, working, sleeping, lounging); ensuite extravagant master bath with jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and double vanity
  • 3-level European-style beach club aft
  • Large forward deck with shaded seating and sun pads
  • Spacious bridge and flybridge, both with viewing sofas
  • BEST-IN-CLASS enormous new sun deck with jacuzzi spa, bar, cocktail areas, al fresco dining, and barbeque, fitness equipment including two aerobic machines, adjustable free weights, resistance bands, yoga mats, and 2 mountain bikes for exploring ashore
  • New entertainment systems throughout with updated communications and internet
  • New galley includes a new 5-burner Verona range with double ovens and rebuilt commercial 4-door Cospolich refrigerator
  • New Sea Recovery watermaker for fresh, filtered highest-quality water
  • New lighting throughout
  • Large cabins
  • Large baths
  • Ceiling height of 6'5"
  • All cedar closets
  • Good storage space throughout
  • Brass, bronze, and nickel hardware throughout passenger areas
  • Proper separate dining room
  • 3 access points to sun deck (unusual)


ARIADNE has three beautifully-appointed decks designed with both entertainment and relaxation in mind. Her classic lines and sleek profile evidence refined style and spaces.

Sun Deck

Breathe in the fresh salty-tinged air and bask in the sunshine on ARIADNE's new, enormous sun deck. With an unusual three access points for a vessel this size, the sun deck boasts the space and features of a yacht many times the cost and size. Slip into the jacuzzi, enjoy a cocktail at the bar, and make the most of al fresco dining with a new propane barbeque grill.

Main Deck

ARIADNE's main deck offers generous outdoor sun pads and shaded seating forward, wide side decks running the length of the vessel, SCUBA equipment for 4 (including 8 tanks), and a 3-level beach club aft featuring covered dining, lounge, and water levels. Inside are the large salon, separate formal dining room, VIP cabin that converts to a private study with desk, and spacious bridge with viewing sofa and captain's office area. Every inch has received detailed attention, including the luxurious day head, which boasts eglomise glass wall panels, a custom scalloped art deco eglomise glass mosaic floor, and gold-washed fixtures.

Lower Deck

A sanctuary featuring the brand-new, full-beam master stateroom with lounging, work, and dressing areas, a sumptuous queen cabin, and an elegant convertible twin/king cabin. Each is coordinated with color and textiles to its own ensuite bathroom with individual custom mosaics.


ARIADNE's rich interiors provide a refined and luxurious ambience. From the original cherry and burled maple paneling to beautifully handcrafted stonework, ARIADNE features thoughtful touches and inspiration from the bygone era of transatlantic liners, exuding an unmatched level of elegance and authenticity.


Warm cherry paneling, cabinetry, and columns are combined with new custom furniture and antiques. ARIADNE's salon also showcases contemporary style for a truly unique space. The room's focal piece on the forward wall, an illuminated specially-commissioned, etched mirror featuring an image of the famous statue from Antiquity of the Greek goddess Ariadne, pays homage to the yacht's namesake while bringing natural light into the center of the room.

Dining Room

With service items of silver, crystal, and custom gold-rimmed French china patterned after the first class service on the SS Normandie, dining on board ARIADNE captures the essence of traditional trans-Atlantic elegance. Rich wood finishes make this separate room perfect for an evening of fine dining.

Master Stateroom

A sanctuary of grace and serenity, the master stateroom features book-matched cherry paneling, a king bed, plush custom furniture, including a cloud-like velvet soda and a vintage chrome art-deco desk lamp (optional), and elegant finishes. The custom desk chair is copied from the originals on the Queen Mary. The bathroom flaunts a stunning hand-laid mosaic floor of marble, gold leaf, and mother of pearl, a large spa tub, and a separate shower.

Guest Cabins

With a main deck VIP queen that is convertible to a private study with desk, a large convertible twin/king, and a large queen cabin, ARIADNE offers luxurious space, style, and comfort for every guest. Each cabin features the finest bedding and linens and its own large color-coordinated bathroom boasting nickel and crystal fittings, slab stone, and individual custom mosaics.

Capital Improvements 2017-2022

Completed in 2018, except where indicated.


  • Completely faired hull
  • Complete new paint with flag blue hull and cream superstructure
  • New red and gold boot stripes optically adjusted for straight lines at the bow
  • New all-teak decks (Sun Deck in 2018 and Main Deck in 2021)
  • All antennae, domes, and lights serviced or replaced
  • New large satellite dome
  • New gaskets on all exterior doors
  • 4 new life rafts to double original capacity to 40
  • New navigation/running lights and boxes
  • 2 new high-powered searchlights controlled from bridge
  • New illuminated nameboards
  • Main deck windows re-caulked with black surrounds
  • UV light protection film applied to all main deck windows
  • All lower deck windows sealed from water intrusion in high seas (2021)
  • Swim-platform door from well deck changed from single to double width
  • New swim-platform shower (2022)
  • 2 new well deck umbrella holders
  • 2 new large well deck storage boxes
  • 3 off-white aluminum Tuuci deck umbrellas
  • All new exterior cushions with upholstery in mid-gray and contrast cream piping to match superstructure
  • All new cream and blue throw pillows in 2 sizes
  • New concealed rope lighting on foredeck, sun deck, and aft main deck
  • New traditional teak and brass stowable deck furniture
  • Full-length teak rails
  • All varnish stripped and reapplied with 10 coats
  • Custom graphics created for name font from the SS France of the 1960's

All-new teak sun deck with nearly 4 times the guest space featuring:

  • Forward third with direct stairs from bridge, Eisenglass on 3 sides for protected use, curved bar with honed stone top, indirect lighting, sink, and 2 bar stools across from settee for 4+, icemaker, fridge, and shelved storage cabinets
  • Bar creates separate service and guest areas
  • Middle third with unusual direct main-stair access, dining table for 8, new gas grill, and 50%-shade awning with up lighting. This area is convertible to a gym with an Assault Airbike exercise bike and a Water Rower rowing machine stored aft out of sight and adjustable weights, resistance bands, and yoga pads stored in a nearby locker
  • Aft third with stairs down to aft Main Deck and a new structure up a wide curved step to a large lounge area and smaller curved steps up to a new hot tub for 6 with custom art-deco handle, 2 large sun pads with polished stainless steel railing, 2 settees with fixed oval mahogany cocktail tables, 2 umbrella stands for shade when desired, and added storage for deck equipment
  • RIB tender and other watercraft storage relocated behind hot tub structure to remove it from passenger areas
  • Seat cushions and upholstery updated in 2022
  • New ocean-liner side railings on aft half of deck
  • 2 new SeaDoo Spark 60HP jet skis
  • 2 new Sun Dolphin kayaks (1 single, 1 double)
  • Other toys including: inflatable paddle board and snorkel gear for 8, with spares
  • New high-powered speakers linked to main audio system
  • Classic teak and brass furnishings: 5 dining chairs, 2 steamer chaises, and side table
  • All deck furniture is stowable for easy storage at sea

Aft Main Deck

  • 3-level European-style beach club – dining/lounge/swim levels
  • New shower on swim platform (2022)
  • New oval adjustable-height varnished mahogany dining table seating 10
  • Full-width curved banquette seating on aft side of dining table
  • 2 teak armchairs for table ends
  • 3 classic teak and brass stowable dining chairs
  • Rebuilt ER vents to allow for new glass and varnished mahogany serving area at sun deck stairs and to open space and provide natural light and rain protection
  • New speakers linked to main audio system
  • Reconditioned cabinet with varnished mahogany top, hidden wet bar, and storage
  • 2 new deck storage boxes in transom on well deck
  • New nonskid flooring in transom and on swim platform (2021-2022)


  • New large sun pads fore and aft
  • Ample room for deck furniture and entertaining
  • 2 umbrella holders for shade when desired
  • New speakers linked to main audio system
  • Rebuilt windlasses and chain lockers



  • New sueded ceiling panels
  • New soft deep carpeting
  • New lighting
  • New, highest-end fabrics and soft goods
  • New bronze art-deco switch and outlet plates
  • All air handlers rebuilt or replaced (2022)
  • Original custom cherry wood paneling, columns, and built-in cabinetry restored
  • All electronics, A/V, wiring, and plumbing serviced or replaced
  • New or reconditioned thermostats
  • Original artwork of listed artists (some optional)
  • New A/V equipment with 2 iPad controllers
  • All baths given: polished nickel, bronze, or gold-toned sinks and fixtures (no stainless steel), individual custom mosaics, soft-close toilet seats, new lighting, and lighted make-up mirrors
  • All cabins given: new mattresses and linens, new polished-brass fiddle rails on original built-in shelving, under-bed storage fitted with gas struts and pull straps, new TVs, and new hidden ceiling speakers
  • New plush contemporary carpeting in salon, dining room, lower deck hall, and all cabins


  • Large-screen TV moved from forward wall to hidden electric lift below
  • Forward wall replaced with custom large illuminated etched mirror of the famous statue from antiquity of the goddess Ariadne
  • Re-sized tray ceiling for scale with wood trim and new rope lighting; center panels are semi-gloss surrounded by sueded panels to bring light reflection into center of room
  • Antique working brass ship's mantle clock that chimes ship's watches
  • Porthole added to aft wall and metal structure outside changed to glass to bring light into dark area and for aft view
  • Soundown insulation added to floor to reduce ER noise
  • New contemporary wall-to-wall wool carpeting
  • 2 large custom contemporary Murano glass and brass sconces
  • 2 custom 3-seat sofas with down filled cushions and grey mohair upholstery
  • Two-tier oval glass and brass coffee table
  • 2 antique art-deco armchairs with new grey art-deco patterned upholstery
  • 2 antique oval wooden art-deco side tables
  • 2 new contemporary burgundy side chairs
  • New custom traditional-style wooden console table that opens to ivory-leather topped games table
  • New wood venetian blinds and grey patterned silk roman shades at all 8 windows
  • New and added hidden ceiling audio speakers
  • 2 brass floor outlets added beneath sofas
  • 2 new bronze pharmacy lamps
  • New acrylic glass and silver storage in cabinetry
  • New ivory fabric wall covering
  • 2 magna acrylic paintings "Study For Lost Love" and "Study For Last Chance" by Friedel Dzubas (listed)(optional)

Day Head

  • Gold eglomise glass walls
  • New onyx vanity and countertop
  • Washed-gold sink and fixtures
  • New custom art-deco scalloped pattern eglomise glass floor
  • New quiet exhaust fan
  • New painted wooden ceiling panels
  • Framed contemporary watercolor painting by Kiu Kavoussi


  • New large glass obelisk in illuminated niche
  • Added hidden ceiling speakers
  • Flush-mount ceiling light replaced with proper hanging contemporary nickel and crystal chandelier
  • New wooden venetian blinds with coordinated silk roman shade at large window
  • New wine cooler and beverage refrigerator hidden in built-in sideboard
  • New contemporary wall-to-wall carpeting
  • New fabric wall covering
  • New bronze art light on forward wall
  • Large contemporary oil painting "Across The Lake" by John Brandon Sills (listed)

Service Pantry

  • Restored original polished teak and maple floor
  • New mirrored walls
  • Wet bar with new antiqued brass sink and faucets
  • New acrylic storage for main bar ware
  • New onyx bar/countertop
  • Icemaker
  • New round glass and chrome rolling bar cart added opposite


  • All-new cabinetry, stone countertops, and flooring in contemporary pattern and colors
  • New under-counter lighting
  • New sink
  • New stone countertops
  • New Verona double-oven 5-burner stove
  • Original Cospolich commercial four-door refrigerator with convertible freezer section – rebuilt 2021
  • New rolling cabinet-height cart with matching drawers and stone top
  • New window shade
  • New under-cabinet storage

Main Deck Entry Hall

  • 4 new burled maple wall panels on port wall
  • New acrylic glass and china storage in original cabinetry
  • Restored original polished teak and maple floor
  • New blue-grey Philip Jeffries grass cloth wall covering
  • Contemporary oil painting "Blue Sunset" by Michael Natale (listed)

VIP/Study (The Red Room)

  • Restored burled bird's eye maple paneling
  • New brass sconces over desk/bed
  • Antique framed oil painting of sailing ship
  • New Jim Thompson burgundy and beige bed covers, pillows, and roman window shade
  • New elegantly-upholstered side chair
  • Brass pharmacy lamp
  • Various contemporary and antique decorative pieces on shelves
  • Chrome & brass art-deco desk lamp

VIP/Study Bath

  • Beige marble floor and shower walls
  • Custom bronze and marble mosaic wall at rear of shower
  • French egg-shaped crystal faucets and cabinet handles
  • Vintage art-deco brass and frosted glass sconce on forward wall
  • New Philip Jeffries burgundy grass cloth wall covering coordinated with cabin
  • Polished and hammered nickel fixtures
  • Framed oil painting

Main stairway

  • New contemporary wall-to-wall carpeting on lower-deck stairs
  • Anti-skid added to sun-deck stairs
  • Under-stair lighting added
  • Custom illuminated clear handrails

Lower Deck hall

  • Laundry room with new Whirlpool washer and dryer
  • Separate linen storage closet

New Master Bedroom

  • New floorplan
  • Full beam
  • New Soundown insulation under floor and behind aft wall to minimize ER noise
  • 4 distinct areas: dressing area with new cedar closets and double dresser, work area with new desk and desk chair, sleeping area with featherbed king bed, custom silk upholstered wall, and painted paneled overheads, and lounge area with custom down-filled velvet sofa with gold base, and custom oval ivory-leather cocktail table
  • Fabric-covered walls above paneling
  • Custom remote-controlled motorized long-length single roman shades on each window wall
  • New cherry paneling and built-ins match original
  • Interior panels on walls changed to burl wood
  • All door panels are new book-matched flame-cherry wood
  • TV mounted flush into forward wall
  • Framed "The Quiet Side" oil painting by Ann Blair Brown (listed)
  • Gilt-framed antique oil painting of European port scene

New Master Bath

  • New location and floorplan
  • Triple the size of the 2 original baths combined
  • Stone matched to coordinate with cabin
  • Slab Carrara marble and porcelain
  • Polished and hammered nickel fixtures
  • Custom circular patterned art-deco mosaic floor of marble, gold-leafed glass, and mother of pearl
  • Oval Jacuzzi tub (brought in through hole cut in hull)
  • Separate large glass shower with mini-mosaic floor
  • New vanity with double polished hammered-nickel sinks with a marble top with inlaid bronze trim and custom illuminated beveled-glass visual divider
  • Custom mirrored wall above vanity that opens to window and closes to provide full-width mirrors
  • New full-height mirrored wood storage cabinet
  • Mirrored forward wall to expand and brighten the room
  • New blue Philip Jeffries grass cloth wall covering

Convertible twin/king cabin (The Blue Room)

  • Extra-long twin beds rebuilt to convert to king
  • Custom matching sophisticated French upholstery on beds, walls, and window shade
  • Translucent window sheer shade for light with privacy at dock
  • New bronze sconces over bed(s)
  • Framed contemporary oil painting

New twin/king bath

  • Light blue marble walls and floors to coordinate with cabin
  • Art-deco stripes in marble shower walls
  • Custom large-mosaic patterned floor
  • Oversized shower with bench seat
  • Polished and hammered nickel fixtures

Queen Cabin (The Green Room)

  • Vintage French art deco brass lamps with decorative panels
  • Cream silk wall covering
  • Translucent window sheer shade for light with privacy at dock
  • Panel oil painting "Provincetown Harbor" set into paneling over bed commissioned for Ariadne by Anne Packard (listed) (optional)

New queen bath

  • Light-green slab quartzite (no seems) to coordinate with cabin
  • Stone leaf-pattern mosaic shower floor
  • Polished and hammered nickel fixtures
  • Mirror vanity light with 3 options of hue
  • Hand-washed silk wallpaper
  • Framed contemporary watercolor painting by Kiu Kavoussi

Crew quarters

  • 3 cabins - 1 triple, 1 twin, 1 captain's with double bed and built-in desk
  • 2 large full baths
  • New crew lounge (2020)
  • New appliances – Miele washer/drier, refrigerator, sink (2020)
  • New hard flooring and carpeting
  • New mattresses (2020)
  • New shower doors in both baths
  • New A/V/TV in lounge


  • Stabilizers serviced 2021 with new pumps
  • All systems serviced, upgraded, rebuilt, replace, or added
  • New sea chest serving all main systems, reducing the number of through-hulls to two
  • New exhaust system for engines and generators
  • New MSD marine sewage/black water system (2020)
  • New Sea Recovery 60 GPH watermaker with upgraded water filtration 
  • New GOST security/alarm system (2019)
  • 2x 55kW Cummins Generators (rebuilt 2021)
  • Engines top-serviced (2021)
  • New generator heat exchangers
  • All pumps rebuilt or replaced
  • New running gear (shafts, tubes, struts, bearings, couplings) (2022)
  • Mechanical and systems drawings created
  • All tanks cleaned and refurbished
  • Bow thruster rebuilt (2019)
  • Davit rebuilt
  • New batteries and bases
  • ER deck plates modified
  • Windlasses, anchors, and chains serviced and repaired
  • New aft underwater lights (2021)
  • New anchor washers

Bridge and Communication

  • New navigation equipment/radars/charts
  • New VSAT
  • All controls inspected, serviced, replaced, and enhanced
  • New variable-speed windshield wipers
  • New air handler added
  • New camera monitor (2019)


  • 2 Faber scuba tanks
  • Bauer compressor
  • Parrot Bebop 2 drone
  • Swagtron Swagger 5 foldable e-scooter


  • 19' Nautica catamaran RIB with electric snorkeling/beach-landing ramp, rebuilt with new tubes and electronics 2018, and 150HP Yamaha engine (c. 2015) - carried


The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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