Boats and brokers June news

Jun 11, 2013 by Guest Writer


Heesen has sold YN 18151, a 168-foot (51m) semi-displacement aluminum motoryacht below 500GT. Its exterior lines and interiors are by Eidsgaard Design. SuperYachtsMonaco brokered the deal. It will have room for 10 guests and 10 crew.

Fraser Yachts

Fraser Yachts has sold the 147-foot (45m) Hakvoort M/Y My Trust Fund listed for $25.25 million, a 112-foot (34m) Westport listed for $12.5 million, the 86-foot (26m) Moonen M/Y Etoile d’Azur listed for 3.4 million euros and the 78-foot (24m) Classen Jachtbouw S/Y Drumfire listed for 2.5 million euros.

New to its central agency listings for sale include the 164-foot (50m) M/Y Mayra built by Mayra Yachts listed for 22.5 million euros, the 122-foot (37m) Sanlorenzo M/Y Anastasia M listed for 8 million euros, the 92-foot (28m) Horizon M/Y C’est la Vie, the 91-foot (28m) S/Y Diablesse built by Trehard listed for 690,000 euros.

The firm also has two berths for sale at Marina Port Vell, a 262-foot (80m) slip for 9 million euros and a 230-foot (70m) slip for 7.5 million euros.

New to its charter fleet is the 146-foot ((45m) M/Y Beluga available in the western Med.

Moran Yacht & Ship

Moran Yacht & Ship has sold the 122-foot (37.3m) Heesen M/Y Perle Noire.

Northrop & Johnson 

Northrop & Johnson has sold the 105-foot (32m) Burger M/Y Serenity by broker Wes Sanford, who represented the seller (Dunbar Horsford of DB Yacht Sales represented the buyer.) 

The brokerage also added to its new central agency listings for sale the 188-foot (57.5m) S/Y Twizzle by Royal Huisman (in a joint with Burgess) listed for nearly 60 million euros, and the 121-foot (37m) M/Y Montrevel (in a joint with YachtZoo). Built in 1958, the canoe-stern Montrevel can take 10 guests and has accommodations for six crew. It has an asking price of $5.4 million.

New to the firm’s charter fleet is the 123-foot (37.5m) Palmer Johnson M/Y BB3 (ex-Muse) with Capt. Mike Travers in Florida and the Bahamas. Andrea Pothier in the company’s South of France office will manage the 190-foot expedition charter yacht M/Y Salila as it cruises Indonesia.

The firm added several brokers.

Patrick Danaher, Bob Leslie and JP Shipman have joined the company’s Newport office

Danaher, a yachting professional of nearly 30 years, has skippered power and sailing vessels up to 150 feet and participated in many sailing regattas. Since moving ashore in Boston in 1998, he has become a certified marina manager and a Florida yacht broker.  

After a brief stint in the U.S. Navy, Leslie became a broker in Massachusetts in 1971. In 1985, he bought the Massachusetts Northrop and Johnson office and has been with N&J ever since. He was president of Yacht Architects and Brokers Association (now Yacht Brokers Association of America) and sat on the panel that wrote the Certified Professional Yacht Broker exam. He is an active sailor and ocean racer and has competed in numerous Newport to Bermuda races, among others.

Shipman, a captain of both large power and sailing yachts, has been in the industry 40 years. He is attending Harvard Business School and working as a lead cast member / producer for the movie series OnTheLine – Extreme Sailing.


Camper & Nicholsons

Camper & Nicholsons has added to its new central agency listings for sale the 112-foot (34m) Leopard M/Y Spike I. The firm also hired several new employees.

Adam Cooper joined the company’s Antibes office as ISM/ISPS manager after his tenure with a yacht management company in Cyprus. Cooper was also a yacht captain.

Nicolas Fry, charter marketing manager, joined the company’s Monaco office after three years as a manager at Magellan Yacht Management in Antibes. Fry also worked onboard as a deckhand and stew.

Natalia Langsdale, PR and communications coordinator, joined the Antibes office after experience with Fraser Yachts. She is fluent in six languages and holds a master’s degree in EU Studies and Modern Languages.


Ferretti Yachts 

Ferretti Yachts launched on April 12 the first hull of its Ferretti 960 line, the largest planing yacht the company has built to date. It will debut in Cannes this fall.

The 96-foot (29.2m) yacht was designed and built in coordination with Studio Zuccon International Project and AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, Ferretti Group’s research and naval design center. It has five guest cabins, including the master, and three crew cabins.

The line comes in three sets of MTU engines. The standard version has a maximum speed of 27.5 knots; optional engines offer speeds of 29 knots or 31 knots, which is what the launched yacht has.

26 North Yachts 

26 North Yachts has sold the 85-foot Burger M/Y Speedy. Built in 1999, the yacht had an extensive refit in 2011. The three-stateroom yacht has a full beam main salon and was listed at $2.5 million.

Yachting Partners International

Yachting Partners International (YPI) has added to its charter fleet the 37.5m Bilgin M/Y RL Noor, which launched in 2010 and was a finalist at the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. The yacht won Best Interior Design at the Showboats Design Awards later that year.

RL Noor accommodates eight guests in four staterooms. It will be based in Croatia this summer.


Holland-based Feadship has created the Feadship Heritage Fleet, an association for the owners of Feadships that are more than 30 years old. The inaugural meeting of the association took place on April 16 in Amsterdam, which was also the location of the first Feadship meeting in late 1949.

The association’s objectives are to unite the owners of classic Feadship yachts, promote the continuance of the sailing Feadship heritage, organize events for its members and offer them services related to their yachts. Membership will be restricted to owners of registered Feadships built more than 30 years ago. In recognition of people who have been of particular service to the association, honorary members can also be appointed by the annual general meeting.

“There is an incredible number of Feadships sailing that were launched more than three decades ago,” said Bas Nederpelt, Feadship sales and marketing director. “As well as being a testimony to Feadship standards of construction, many of these yachts have been scrupulously maintained by their owners. They are very proud of the heritage of their superyacht.”

The first three members of the Feadship Heritage Fleet have been accepted: The 16m Ammerland of 1966, the 35.4m The Highlander from 1967, and the 32m Heavenly Daze, launched in 1972 as Aldebaran. The owners of these three Feadships – Arthur van Berge Henegouwen, Victor Muller and Rory Brooks, respectively – will be the founder members of the board. Muller has been appointed chairman.

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Yacht Zoo

Yacht Zoo has hired broker Bob McKeage in its Ft. Lauderdale office. As a broker the past 25 years, McKeage brings a previous career as a management consultant to the firm. An offshore racer, he has owned numerous power and sailing yachts and has sailed in most of the world’s cruising grounds.