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Motoryacht Australis, Katya and Annagine sell

Yachts sold

M/Y Australis, now Big Sky, a 157-foot (48m) Oceanfast built in 2010, jointly listed with Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates and sold with Chamberlain Yachts representing the buyer. Asking price was $10.9 million.

M/Y Katya, a 151-foot (46m) yacht built by Delta Marine in 2009, sold by Northrop & Johnson broker Joe Foggia and Ocean Independence broker Chris Collins, who brought the buyer. Asking price was just under $20 million.

S/Y Annagine, a 110-foot (33.55m) sloop built in 2011 by the Dutch shipyard JOM, sold by Northrop & Johnson broker Derk Jan Rolff. Asking price was just under 4 million euros.

M/Y Kimochiii, a 109-foot (33.5m) Mangusto 108 built by Overmarine in 2013 at their Viareggio shipyard in Italy, sold by Camper & Nicholsons broker Arne Ploch. Listing price was just under 6 million euros.

M/Y In Full Bloom, now Marbella III, a 95-foot (29m) Heisley Premier 95 built in 1999, sold by Westport Yacht Sales and Chamberlain Yachts broker Kent Chamberlain, who brought the buyer. Asking price was $1.9 million.

S/Y Infinity, a 95-foot (29m)  custom-built aluminium CNB sloop built in 2008, sold by YPI broker Matt Albert. Asking price was 2.5 million euros.

New in the sales fleet

M/Y Sycara V, a 223-foot (68m) yacht built in 2010 at the Nobiskrug shipyard in Germany, listed jointly by Merle Wood & Associates and Burgess for 62.5 million euros.

M/Y Okto, a 218-foot (66m) fully custom yacht built by ISA in 2014, jointly listed by Merle Wood & Associates and Fraser for 54.5 million euros.

M/Y Double Down, a 213-foot (65m) yacht built by Codecasa in 2010, jointly listed with Merle Wood & Associates and Northrop & Johnson for $46.5 million.

M/Y Lady Duvera, a 143-foot (43.6m) Hakvoort built in 2000, listed with Northrop & Johnson for just over $12 million.

M/Y Lucky Me, a 137-foot (42m) Baglietto launched in 2010, listed with Camper & Nicholsons broker Charles Ehrardt for 9.9 million euros.

M/Y Endless Summer, a 130-foot (40m) Westport launched in 2001, jointly listed by Merle Wood & Associates and Westport Yacht Sales for $8.8 million.

M/Y Negoseator, a 105-foot (32m) Leopard built in 2005, listed by Denison Yacht Sales broker Bob Anslow for just under $3 million.

S/Y Necker Belle, a 105-foot (32m) CMN catamaran, built in 2003, listed with Denison Yacht broker David Johnson for $4 million.

M/Y Blinder, a 94-foot (28.7m) Sunseeker built in 2005 in the U.K.,  previously named Khamsin, listed with Northrop & Johnson broker Cameron Bray in a joint listing with Tom George Yacht Group.

S/Y Singularity, an 80-foot (24.5m) McConaghy custom sailboat built in Australia in 2009, listed with Northrop & Johnson broker Joost Goverts for just under 1.9 million euros.

SUGHED: News in the charter fleet

M/Y Checkmate, a 145-foot (44m) Benetti built in 2013, available for charter in the central and northern Caribbean this winter through Camper & Nicholsons.

M/Y The Mercy Boys, a 161-foot (49m) expedition yacht built by Shipyard Schweers in 1986, available for charter Aug. 1 to Sept. 7 in the eastern and western Med through BGYB.

Heesen delivers Project Nova

M/Y Home, formerly Project Nova, a 164-foot (50m) Heesen motor yacht, was delivered to her owner in international waters on July 1 after five days of sea trials in the North Sea. She is the world’s first fast displacement yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion, according to Heesen.

The aluminium, 500GT yacht with two 127kW water-cooled DC electric shaft motors exceeded the contractual maximum speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional diesel engine mode, as well as the predicted speed of 9 knots in her hybrid “silent cruising mode,” Heesen reported. Her fuel consumption of 98 litres per hour (excluding generators) at 12 knots in diesel mode dropped to 45 litres per hour at 10 knots in hybrid mode.

Home will début at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.


Benetti delivers two Fast 125′ yachts

The second and third unit of the Benetti Fast 125’ line, Skyler and Constance Joy, were delivered to their respective owners in June.

Both yachts, as well as the first unit, Iron Man, are equipped with the new generation propulsion system designed by Rolls Royce specifically for the Fast 125’ family: the Azipull Carbon 65 (AZP C65).

Constance Joy, distinguished by a red hull, was the second Fast 125′ sold since the line was launched.  

The yachts were built in Benetti’s Viareggio shipyard. Redman Whiteley Dixon designed the interiors.

Numarine launches first 32XP explorer

Turkish boat builder Numarine launched the first hull in its 32XP line in June at its shipyard in Istanbul.

The 107-foot (32.5m) 32XP explorer yacht has a steel hull with a displacement of just under 300 GT. The yacht was designed by naval architect Umberto Tagliavini for a top speed of 14 knots and a range of 3,000nm at 9 knots.

Innovative yacht completes sea trials

S/Y A, a 469-foot (142m) sailing yacht built at the Nobiskrug Shipyard in Germany, completed her sea trials in Gibraltar recently, alongside Blohm Voss’ M/Y A. Both megayachts were designed by Philippe Starck and are owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.

S/Y A, the largest private sailing yacht in the world, has 300-foot masts that are taller than Big Ben. The vessel, at an estimated worth of just over $465 million, has eight stories with a massive swimming pool, underwater observation pod and hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system, according to the Daily Mail.

“You often hear the phrase you either love it or hate it, but either way you have to admire the engineering boundaries that were pushed in the design,” Denison Superyacht broker Glynn Smith, who saw the sailing yacht twice while in build, said in a news release. “She’s something that’s never been done before, which highlights the capabilities of what can be done by our industry.”

Merle Wood hires Europe-based broker

Eric Lepeingle has joined Merle Wood & Associates as a sales broker based in Europe. Lepeingle, a former Olympic sailor, his nearly two decades of yachting experience.

Lepeingle got his start working in the yachting industry as a consultant to the Rodriguez Group, and soon after became one of their sales directors in the U.S. During his time with the Rodriguez Group, Lepeingle was responsible for selling most of the Leopard production line of 101-foot to 151-foot  (31m-46m) vessels from 2006-2009.

He also was the sales director for the Sunseeker Superyacht Division in France, and collaborated with Wally Yachts in sales and business development.

“We are very pleased to welcome Eric Lepeingle to our team of yachting experts, and are proud to bring aboard someone with the caliber of business and build experience with which he complements our company,” Merle Wood, founder of the Fort Lauderdale-based company, said in a news release.

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