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Yachts Sold:

M/Y Cutlass, the 39.3m, a spec construction designed by Tansu Yachts with architecture and engineering by Diana Yacht Design. Fraser Yachts Broker David Legrand of Monaco is credited with the sale.

M/Y Canados 90, the 90-foot (27.4m) was delivered in March to a European buyer.

Benetti, has the pleasure to announce the sale of a new custom build 70 meter displacement yacht hull number FB270, named Project 169.
After the brilliant performance in 2015 and the recently reported sale, continues the commercial success for the Italian yard, with the 7th contract signed in the last 12 months for units over 50m.

New to the sales fleet

M/Y Marbella, the 108-foot (33m) made by Monte Fino, 1996 is offered at $1.95 million by John Jacobi at Merlewood & Associates.
M/Y Admiral FOAM, the 116-foot (35.6m) was designed by The Italian Sea Group and built in 2014 and is offered at 7.6 million euros by Moran Yachts.
M/Y Mira Mare, the 71-foot (21.6m) Yaretti was built in 2006 and refit in 2015. She is offered at 499,000 euros by Moran Yachts.
S/Y Elettra, the 25-m built by Perini in 1987 is offered at 1,690,000 euros by Camper & Nicholsons.
S/Y Ranger, the 136-foot (41.7m) built by Danish Yachts was launched in 2003 and refit in 2014. It is offered at $7.9 million by Broker Ann Avery at Northrop & Johnson.
New in the charter fleet

M/Y Marbella, the 108-foot (33m) made by Monte Fino, 1996 is offered at $1.95 million by John Jacobi at Merlewood & Associates.
M/Y Jopaju, the 34.1-m was made by Westport in 2012 is offered for charter by Camper & Nicholsons.
M/Y Mia Kai, the 97-foot (29.5m) Bilgin luxury yacht refit in 2015 is now available for charter through Northrop & Johnson.

Broker brief
Northrop & Johnson is delighted to welcome Stacy Moss as a charter manager based in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office.
Originally from Virginia, Stacy attended Virginia Tech. After college, she spent a few years in sales and marketing before joining the world of yachting. She traveled across the globe as chief stewardess, and she also worked as a private estate manager for 10 years. Her passion for the yachting industry was reignited in 2011 when she joined International Yacht Collection. There, she worked in the management department and as a member of IYC’s charter team.
Stacy is thrilled to now be part of the Northrop & Johnson family, where she will continue to expand her network and gain further experience as a charter manager. For more information, please contact PR@NorthropandJohnson.com.
FYBA Announces its 2016 Board of Directors
The world’s largest association of yacht brokers and charter agents announces the results of its 2016 Board of Directors election.
The new president of the FYBA is Paul Flannery of SYS Palm Beach (a division of Sarasota Yacht & Ship). He was elected to a one-year term as president, replacing Gary Smith, also of Sarasota Yacht & Ship, who became Immediate Past President.

New members elected to the FYBA Board of Directors for two-year terms include Jeff Stanley of Gilman Yachtsand Rob Newton of Yachtzoo. They join the following existing members of the board:

* Paul Flannery – President – SYS Palm Beach
* Bob Saxon – Vice President – Bob Saxon Consultancy
* Bob Denison – Secretary – Denison Yacht Sales
* Bob Zarchen – Treasurer – Ardell Yacht & Ship
* Gary Smith – Immediate Past President – Sarasota
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* Paul Burgess – Northrop & Johnson
* Jason Dunbar – Luke Brown Yachts
* Jeff Partin – Camper & Nicholsons
* Bruce Schattenburg – Denison Yacht Sales

Florida Yacht Brokers Association Expands
2nd Annual Yacht Engineering Seminar (YES) on April 5th
YES moves to new venue, now includes Expo Hall

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – February 25, 2016 – Following the highly successful launch of its new Yacht Engineering Seminar (YES) last May, the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) is proud to announce that the 2nd Annual YES, scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th, and will be even bigger and better than the first. In addition to relocating the event to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort with its spacious conference facilities, the FYBA has added a new Expo Hall, where up to 25 exclusive vendors will be able to showcase their products and services to the attendees of the event.

“More than 180 yacht brokers, technical service providers and other yachting industry professionals attended last year’s Yacht Engineering Seminar, and we expect close to 250 this year,” said FYBA Executive Director, Cindy Sailor. “FYBA members are among the most influential people in the yachting industry today – They are responsible for 80 percent of yacht sales in Florida, 50 percent in the nation, and 20 percent around the world. The new YES Expo Hall will give vendors the opportunity to network with and educate these industry influencers about their products and services.”

The 2nd Annual Yacht Engineering Seminar is a full-day educational symposium designed to help brokers and technical personnel gain a greater understanding of the engineering aspects of the vessels they sell and service. YES encompasses a wide variety of individual sessions that range from presentations that drill down on technical subjects such as marine propulsion, noise suppression and coatings, to in-depth analysis of issues that impact the entire yachting industry, like international maritime standards and regulations.

“Last year’s symposium, which earned rave reviews from the attendees, had something for everyone from the most experienced surveyor to the yacht broker who is new to the industry,” Sailor said. “The FYBA’s Seminars & Events Committee has lined up another outstanding panel of experts and list of topics for this year’s event.”

Admission to the day-long YES symposium is $60 for FYBA members and $150 for non-members, and includes Continental breakfast, lunch and a networking cocktail reception.
To register, visit www.FYBA.org.

Could this be the world’s most expensive mega-yacht?

The Admiral X Force 145 is not your everyday mega-yacht. The 465-foot vessel takes luxury to eye-popping new heights. Not only is the yet-to-be-built boat huge; its lavish interiors are punctuated by crystal chandeliers and solid marble floors. Two pools, two movie theaters, two helipads, a garage, multiple gym facilities, and a bi-level pool area merely scratch the surface of what this incredible boat will offer.
Though the price is only available on request, The Daily Mail estimates it will cost over $1 billion (£720m). Would that make it the world’s most expensive yacht? Only if it gets built before spring 2018, when 4Yacht’s Triple Deuce, a 722-foot leviathan, is set to be completed.

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