Boats and broker news for July

Jul 20, 2015 by Guest Writer


Broker Mike Burke has joined the Westport sales team in the Ft. Lauderdale office. Formerly with HMY for 20 years, he has been in yachting for 35 years.

Delta Carbon Yachts

Miami Beach-based Delta Carbon Yachts has introduced a new tender model, the 26-foot Open Black Edition. Designed by company director Chapman Ducote specifically for the Miami market, the new model was intended as a standalone weekender or seaworthy megayacht tender and features open walkaround decks and an elevated foredeck area that allows for a cabin and head below deck.

A full galley area is situated beneath the driver’s seat, and a settee and teak table on the aft deck can be transformed into either a lounging area or picnic table. It sports an all-black exterior and burnt orange Sunbrella upholstery as well as a hidden bimini top.

Built in Sweden, the yacht has engine options that can carry it to speeds up to 50 knots, and has a twin-stepped deep-v hull constructed of vacuum-infused composite with carbon fiber reinforcements to provide strength, light weight and durability.

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Delta Carbon

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Azimut Yachts

Azimut Yachts has created a dealership agreement with Shanghai International Port Group, one of the major players in port operation activities in China.

The Italian builder has invested heavily in the Asian market, recently opening offices in Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong.

SIPG has two marinas in Shanghai, where a new Azimut showroom and clubhouse will open.

IAG Yachts

Chinese builder IAG Yachts has delivered the 140-foot M/Y King Baby, a fiberglass yacht with a displacement of 270 tons. It is RINA Class and MCA, LY2 compliant for a commercial charter rating.


IAG Yachts

The yachts interior and exterior was designed by Evan K. Marshall. Capt. Bryan Carter was the owner’s agent during the build, as he had been on previous yachts with this owner.

King Baby will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in early November.

Since launching in 2007, IAG Yachts has launched two 127-foot tri-deck motoryachts and two 100-foot raised pilothouse yachts. Under construction is a 133-foot motoryacht for a Midwestern buyer and a 127-foot speculative build for sale.

New build order from John Staluppi

Yacht owner John Staluppi has signed a contract to build a 66m semi-displacement steel and aluminum yacht with Benetti. Details of the project were not immediately released, but will involved Frank Mulder for the naval architecture and Giorgio Cassetta Design for exterior design, according to a Benetti statement. Staluppi has required it have top speeds over 20 knots.

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Benetti FB269

The new build is code named FB269.

Staluppi’s most recent yacht, the 200-foot (61m) M/Y Diamonds are Forever, was launched by Benetti in 2012. He has since sold it, listed for $60 million.

Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts has delivered two yachts: the 180-foot (55m) M/Y Azamanta, which the builder is heralding as the world’s first fast displacement steel-hulled yacht over 50m, and the 165-foot (50m) M/Y Ann G, which will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Azamanta is the first Heesen to have vertical windows. In sea trials, she hit a top speed of 16.9 knots. Ann G hit a top speed of 15.6 knots in sea trials.

These are the third and fourth Heesens delivered this year (also 50m M/Y Sibelle and 47m Asya). Azamanta’s sistership is available for delivery in March 2017 for 37 million euros.




YPI has sold the 181-foot (55m) M/Y Bannenberg (with Fraser Yachts and Edmiston) built by the Japanese shipyard Nishii in 1986 to a Jon Bannenberg design and listed for $10 million.

Fraser Yachts

Fraser Yachts has sold the 154-foot (47m) Heesen M/Y 4You listed for 19.5 million euros, the 143-foot (43.6m) Benetti M/Y Zita listed for 9.9 million euros, the 138-foot (42m) Holland Jachtbouw M/Y Calliope listed for 19.5 million euros, the 131-foot (40m) M/Y Namaste built by Tamsen and listed for 7.5 million euros, the 124-foot (38m) Picchiotti S/Y Freedom listed for nearly $4 million, the 121-foot (37m) Moonen M/Y Victoria del Mar listed for nearly $6 million, the 115-foot (35m) Crescent M/Y Anchor W listed for $2.7 million, and the 82-foot (25m) Horizon M/Y Uno Mas listed for nearly $2 million.

New to its central agency listings for sale include the 228-foot (70m) M/Y Sherakhan built in 1965 and listed for nearly 26 million euros, the 212-foot (65m) Amels M/Y Imagine listed for nearly 70 million euros, the 171-foot (52m) Amels M/Y Lady Nag Nag listed for 28 million euros, the 142-foot (43m) Perini Navi S/Y Victoria listed for nearly 10 million euros, the 90-foot (27m) custom build M/Y Thomas Crosby V for nearly $1.5 million, the 82-foot (25m) Moonen M/Y Blue Symphonie for 1.15 million euros, and the 78-foot (24m) New York Launch M/Y Linmar built in 1932 and listed for $935,000. The brokerage also has a 114-foot (35m) berth for sale in Marina de Varazze on Italy’s Ligurian coast.

New to its charter fleet is the 144-foot (44m) M/Y Alaska of George Town in the western Med and the 106-foot (32.6m) catamaran S/Y Hutiane also in the Med.

Tankoa Yachts

Genoa-based Tankoa Yachts has launched its first yacht, the 69.3m M/Y Suerte, which will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The yacht is expected to be delivered in August and cruise with the owner until the show.

The company also plans to introduce its new 53m concept with two designs in Monaco as well as at the Ft. Lauderdale show in November.

The yard plans to build yachts 50-90m with designer Francesco Paszkowski and naval architect Vincenzo Ruggiero. Its global sales and marketing agent is Yacht-Ology.

Tankoa Yachts

Tankoa Yachts’ M/Y Suerte

Ocean Independence

Ocean Independence has sold the 121-foot (37m) Crescent M/Y Olga. optimal

Denison Yacht Sales

Denison Yacht Sales has added to its central agency listings for sale the 121-foot Denison M/Y News listed for $1.85 million, and the 103-foot Cheoy Lee M/Y Blue Sky listed for $2.2 million and the 90-foot M/Y Sinbad built by Vic Franck and listed for $1.7 million.

Moran Yacht & Ship

Moran Yacht & Ship has sold the 112-foot (34m) Leopard 34.

New to its central agency listings for sale is the 210-foot (64m) Hakvoort project M/Y Something Cool available for delivery in the second half of 2017 and listed for just under 60 million euros, the 112-foot (34m) M/Y Spirit of Salima built by Tecnomar and listed for 3 million euros, and the 72-foot (22m) Mangusta M/Y Lotfull listed at $1.35 million.

Northrop & Johnson

Northrop & Johnson brokers Kevin Merrigan and Wes Sanford have sold a 218-foot (66m) Feadship new construction project. It will have naval architecture by De Voogt and interior and exterior design by the Eidsgaard Design Team. The pair also sold the 164-foot Westport M/Y Vango.
New to its central agency listings for sale is the 157-foot Trinity M/Y Libra III (ex-Lady Linda) listed for $19 million with broker Sean Doyle, the 140-foot Proteksan Turquoise M/Y Capricorn listed for $9.95 million with Bill Titus, the 118-foot M/Y Akhir built by Cantieri di Pisa listed with David Seal, the 90-foot (27m) Nautor Swan S/Y Spirit with Bart Kimman listed at $1.65 million, the 89-foot (27m) Jongert S/Y Icarus listed with Joost Goverts for 3.85 million euros, and the 86-foot M/Y Impossible Dream listed with Jonathan Chapman for $2 million.
In related news, N&J has promoted Vanessa Jiron to be the firm’s Global Office and Intelligence Manager. She will be responsible for the Fort Lauderdale, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego offices, manage and maintain Northrop & Johnson’s global market intelligence, Intranet and CRM systems.
The firm has also hired Joe Foggia as a sales broker and new construction expert in its Ft. Lauderdale office. With 30 years in yachting, he has engaged in more than three quarters of a billion dollars in yacht sales and closed more than 20 new construction contracts larger than 37m. He spent more than 25 years at Christensen Yachts, most recently as president from 2001-2014.
The firm has also hired Sara Wikstrom as sales and charter assistant in its Antibes office, and Maggie Hinesley as a marketing and public relations executive in its Ft. Lauderdale office. Hinesley was most recently with Sanlorenzo Americas
In other company news, the brokerage has created a global brokerage agreement with Mondomarine, using the firm’s marketing muscle to support Mondomarine projects and new builds. It will be led by NJ brokers Philip Bell in Ft, Lauderdale, Jonathan Browne in Antibes and Bart Kimman in Hong Kong.

Merle Wood & Associates

Merle Wood & Associates has sold the 88-foot (27m) Rayburn M/Y Lady Victoria.

New to its central agency listings for sale is the 203-foot (62m) M/Y Sealyon built by VSY (in a joint with IYC) and listed for 36.9 million euros, the 177-foot (54m) Admiral M/Y Sea Force One (in a joint listing with Minello Yachting) listed for 21.9 million euros, the 143-foot Heesen M/Y Octopussy (which also joins its charter fleet), the 116-foot (35.5m) Azimut M/Y Giaola Lu for $5.95 million, and the 105-foot (32m) Mangusta M/Y XOXO listed for $2.45 million.

Camper & Nicholsons

Camper & Nicholsons has sold the 89-foot (27m) M/Y Sea Lion II.
New to its central agency listings for sale is the 188-foot (57m) Abeking & Rasmussen M/Y Senobia, the 135-foot (41m) S/Y Inmocean built by Fitzroy Yachts, the 132-foot (40m) S/Y Nuberu Blau built by Alloy Yachts, the 131-foot (40m) Baglietto M/Y Meridiana, the 95-foot (29m) M/Y Shyraga built in the 1950s by Abeking & Rasmussen, and the 85-foot (25m) S/Y Nakupenda built by Vismara.
New to its charter fleet is the 213-foot (65m) Feadship M/Y Callisto available in the Caribbean this winter, and the 180-foot (55m) Benetti M/Y Ocean Paradise available in the Med in summer and Caribbean in winter.


NeoYachting has added to its central agency listings for sale the 88-foot (23m) 1981 Benetti M/Y Kia Ora C listed for 1.1 million euros.


IYC has sold the 164-foot Westport M/Y Vango by Mark Elliott. The yacht will be renamed Trending and join IYC’s charter fleet.

IYC has sold the 164-foot Westport M/Y Vango by Mark Elliott. The yacht will be renamed Trending and join IYC’s charter fleet.

IYC has sold the 164-foot Westport M/Y Vango by Mark Elliott. The yacht will be renamed Trending and join IYC’s charter fleet.


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