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Anita for $2.3 million with Tom Allen in Seattle, the 92-foot (28m) NY Launch M/Y Olympus (built in 1929) for $1.75 million with Brian Holland in Seattle.

New to its charter fleet is the 163-foot (50m) Benetti M/Y Lumiere in the Med this summer and Caribbean in winter with Patricia Codere in Ft. Lauderdale.

In other company news, former Fraser office manager Rita L. Watkins had died. Part of the Fraser family for 30 years, Ms. Watkins retired in 2007 to her home in Ft. Pierce, where she died Feb. 23. She was 71 years old. Born in South Wales, she was a teacher before discovering yachting in Ft. Lauderdale and joining Fraser in 1978.

“Everyone who knew Rita understood she was a nononsense woman who did not suffer fools,” charter broker Jan Henry said. “She ran tight ship for the original Fraser Yachts partners and then the Italian partners. She also had a great sense of humor and a wonderful laugh.”

In lieu of flowers, her family has requested donations be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, or United for Animals.

Camper & Nicholsons International oversaw the build of the Benetti Delfino hull No. 8, the 92-foot (28m) M/Y Mister Z, which recently launched and is due to be delivered this month. Designed by Stefano Righini with an interior by Benetti, the yacht has a fully integrated I-Bridge.

New to its central agency listings for sale include the 111-foot (34m) Ferretti M/Y Marvi, the 106-foot (32m) Horizon M/Y Maximus II, the 100-foot (31m) Palmer Johnson M/Y Madcap, the 100-foot (30m) Broward M/Y Insatiable, the 100-foot (30m) Heesen M/Y Matanthar, the 83-foot (26m) Ocean Alexander M/Y Eleven Eleven.


Italian builder Overmarine Group has launched the eighth in its Maxi Open line, a 165-foot (50m) Mangusta motoryacht. The composite yacht can reach 40 knots. It will premiere at the Monaco show in September.

Y.Co has added the 178-foot (54m) Alloy Yachts S/Y Tiara to its charter fleet, available in the Mediterranean this summer, still under the command of Capt. Pascal Pellat-Finet.


Churchill Yachts has added the 147-foot (45m) Intermarine M/Y Lady M to its charter fleet under the command of Capt. Ben Gillard in the Turks & Caicos, Bahamas and Florida this year.

Italian builder Otam has appointed Denison Yacht Sales as its exclusive dealer in the United States. Otam builds seven models 45 to 100 feet.

South Florida-based Yachting Experts has been named Carver Yachts’ exclusive sales and service partner for the region. The Wisconsin-based builder builds yachts 34 to 54 feet.

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