New and brokerage yachts move

Mar 6, 2014 by Guest Writer

Moran Yacht & Ship has sold the 288-foot (88m) Lurssen M/Y Quattroelle.

Now to its central agency listings for sale is the 102-foot (31m) M/Y Muse by Cerri Cantieri Navali listed at 7.5 million euros.


Legendary yacht owner John Staluppi, who names all his yachts after James Bond films, has signed a contract with Sunrise Yachts of Turkey to build the 224-foot (68m) M/Y Skyfall. Skyfall will be his 19th yacht project and the largest to date.

The project, due to launch in 2017, will have steel hull and aluminium superstructure and feature a host of technologies including a Voith Linear Jet propulsion system and MME microturbines.

The project will be managed by Worth Avenue Yachts. For more information, visit



Camper & Nicholsons has sold the 205-foot (62.5m) M/Y Icon (a joint listing with Merle Wood & Associates, with assistance from Neo Yachting), and a new build 125-foot (38m) Perini Navi C2130 by broker Gaston Lees-Buckley (hull No. 2; P2 is hull No. 1).

New to the brokerage’s central agency listings for sale include the 171-foot (52m) Feadship M/Y Gravitas (the former Battered Bull), a 150-foot (46m) Feadship (the former Carmac VII), the 132-foot (40.5m) M/Y Nameless built by Mondo Marine (also available for charter), the 112-foot (34m) S/Y Seljm built by Cantieri Sangermani, the 103-foot (31.6m) CNB S/Y Victoria D, the 102-foot (31m) Leopard RG 512 (also available for charter), the 100-foot (30m) Azimut M/Y Cristalex, the 100-foot (30m) Moonen M/Y Sofia II, the 91-foot (27m) Cheoy Lee M/Y Trilogy, and the 84-foot (24.6m) Visch Holland M/Y Stalca (built in 1971 for Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco).

New to its charter fleet is the 155-foot (47m) Sunseeker M/Y Blush (due this spring), the 130-foot (40m) Westport M/Y Amitie, and 120-foot (36.6m) Benetti M/Y Elena Nueve.


Merle Wood & Associates has sold the 205-foot (62m) M/Y Icon (a joint listing with Camper & Nicholsons, with assistance from Neo Yachting), the 82-foot Sunseeker Predator M/Y Doctor No.

The firm has added to its central agency listings for sale the 164-foot Delta M/Y Arianna for $45.9 million (in a joint with SG), the 148-foot (45m) Benetti M/Y Told U So listed for $25 million, the 132-foot (40m) Amels M/Y Monte Carlo for $3.5 million, the 116-foot Pershing M/Y Carcharias (in a joint with Oceanstyle), the 116-foot (35m) M/Y Deep Blue built by Brooke Yachts listed for $1.5 million, the 96-foot (29m) M/Y C1 built by Bloemsma Van Breemen and listed for $7.5 million, the 90-foot (27m) Pershing M/Y MTG listed for $5 million.


Fraser Yachts has sold the 195-foot (60m) Trinity M/Y Ulysses listed for $36.5 million with broker Stuart Larsen in Ft. Lauderdale and sold by Jan Jaap Minnema in Monaco, the 149-foot Hull No. 19 of the Benetti Vision 45m series by Antoine Larricq in Monaco, the 143-foot (44m) Sterling M/Y Altinea listed for 5.5 million euros with David Legrand in Monaco and sold by Pierrik Devic in Monaco, the 85-foot (26m) Riva M/Y Monokini 2 listed for 3 million euros with Richard Earp in Monaco (who also was the sales agent), and the 82-foot (25m) Horizon M/Y Cloud 8 listed for $2.2 million with Neal Esterly in San Diego and sold by Michael Selter also in San Diego.

New to the firm’s central agency listings for sale include the 120-foot (37m) M/Y Charisma built by Danube Marine Consulting listed for $3.9 million with Stuart Larsen and Joshua Gulbranson in Ft. Lauderdale, the 116-foot (36m) Azimut M/Y Ileria listed for 4.9 million euros with Vassilis Fotilas in Monaco and Larsen, the 87-foot (27m) M/Y Elena B built by Cantieri di Pisa for 1.8 million euros with Oscar Romano in Monaco.

New to the firm’s charter fleet include the 115-foot Benetti M/Y Siete available in the Caribbean and Bahamas in winter, and the 98-foot (30m) Sunseeker M/Y Emrys, also in the Caribbean and Bahamas in winter.

In other news, the brokerage has opened an office in Sydney to service Australia and the Pacific Region. The office will be managed by Peter and Domenica Redford and the team from 5 Star Motor Cruisers.


Yachting Partners International (YPI) together with Fraser Yachts has sold the 144-foot (43.6m) tri-deck M/Y Antinea built by Sterling, listed for $5.5 million.


Oceanic Yachts has sold hull No. 1, a 140-foot motoryacht to be built at Cantiere Navale di Ostia – Canados. Completion is scheduled for early 2015 in time for the 2015 boat shows. The yacht  features a superstructure made of Kevlar/Aramat and is powered by both diesel and electric motors.


BYS, the brokerage division of Burger Boat Company, and Northrop and Johnson have sold the 100-foot (31m) Burger M/Y Ar-De.

New to BYS’s central agency listings for sale include the 147-foot (45m) Intermarine M/Y Lady M for $10.9 million.



Heesen has launched its first 40m (132-foot) “sportster”, M/Y Galatea, to be delivered to her owners at the end of March.

The company has appointed Robert Drontmann to assist in sales and Marcel op het Broek in marketing. Drontmann is a lifelong sailor and represented the Netherlands at the 1988 Olympics.


IYC has added to its central agency listings for sale the 112-foot (34m) Westport M/Y Symphony II with Ron Morgenstein for $4.7 million

In related news, the firm has named Frank Grzeszczak and Barbara Stork Landeweer as its yacht broker and charter broker of the year, respectively. This is Landeweer’s third consecutive year being so recognized.


Dutch builder Rapsody Yachts announced the Rapsody R80, an 80-foot aluminium-hulled motoryacht. For more information visit:


Malta-based tender builder V-Type has introduced the Classic SL7, a xx-foot tender with an outboard engine based on the original inboard version launched in Monaco several years ago.

It is available with either twin or single outboards along with a forward seating area. The flying arch folds down. For more information, visit


Derecktor Florida completed a major refit on the 150-foot Feadship M/Y The Highlander and launched her back into service on Jan. 2.

Built by de Vries in 1986 for Malcolm Forbes, the corporate yacht was lengthened to 164 feet with a stern extension that incorporates an Opacmare Transformer and Quantum zero-speed stabilizers. Still dark green, the vessel’s profile has been altered to add a more contemporary look, the yard said in a press release.


Seattle-based Delta has announced its latest project, the 132-foot (40m) M/Y Onika with a new high-efficiency hull design. Built for repeat Delta owners, the hull was designed for shallow-draft cruising with the seaworthiness and capabilities of a full-displacement design. She is due to launch this spring.


Ft. Lauderdale-based Bradford Marine Yacht Sales, a subsidiary of Bradford Marine, has been appointed the manufacturer’s representative for Camper & Nicholsons Yachting in the Americas, the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

The builder debuted its line of J Class power boats to the American market at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach in February. The commuter vessels include the 42-foot M/Y Endeavour, 50-foot M/Y Velsheda, 60-foot M/Y Shamrock and 80-foot M/Y Gelyce.

“The American marketplace was the perfect next step for our commuter line,” said Federico Bennewitz, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons Yachts. The UK-based boatyard was founded in 1782 as part of Nautor Holding Group owned by Italian entrepreneur Leonardo Ferragamo.

Northrop & Johnson has hired Natascha Weber in its Palma office as a charter broker and manager. She has worked with Koch, Newton & Partners and Fraser Yachts.


Nisi Yachts has signed a contract for its first 50-foot Xpresso model, the fifth model in the company’s collection. The multi-hull has a hydrofoil design in its GTX model. The entry-level models will have a top speed of 20-30 knots. The GTX will hit top speeds in excess of 35 knots.

The launch is scheduled for this spring. For more information, visit


CU Yacht Charters has added to its charter fleet the 178-foot (54m) Benetti M/Y Starfire under the command of Capt. Carl Sputh and 11 crew, available in the Caribbean this spring and in the Med this summer.


Churchill Yacht Partners has added to its charter fleet the 147-foot Intermarine M/Y Lady M under the command of Capt. Ben Gillard and six crew, available in the Turks & Caicos and southern Bahamas this spring and the Bahamas and Florida this summer.


MySea has added to its charter fleet the 109-foot (33m) M/Y Grace Kelly built by Mengi-Yay available in the Western Med.


Broker Michael Martin has joined Curtis Stokes & Associates and represents the brokerage in the Great Lakes region.


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