Boats and brokers news for January

Jan 22, 2016 by Dorie Cox

New Rapsody design unveiled

Dutch builder Rapsody Yachts has unveiled its new yacht design, the Rapsody R110, designed by Dykstra Naval Architects. Below the flush foredeck, the Rapsody R110 conceals a sports car that can be parked on shore with the help of an integrated crane.

The 110-foot (35m) yacht can be equipped with various engine and propulsion arrangements enabling top speeds in excess of 32 knots.

The interior provides accommodation for six people in three cabins, while the crew area in the aft houses four crew berths and a dedicated crew mess.

“We are renowned for producing vintage-looking day boats that are the right mix between retro looks and modern techniques,” said Diederik van Golen of Rapsody Yachts.

Rapsody Yachts began as a yacht brokerage of Dutch and Scandinavian boats. In 1999, it began building classically contoured, high-speed motor yachts. More than 300 Rapsodys have been built.

U.S. builder adds dealer

Wisconsin-based Marquis and Carver Yachts has appointed CenterPointe Yacht Services as a dealer-partner servicing the complete Marquis and Carver product line.

With three locations in Milwaukee, Kenosha and Sturgeon Bay, and a fourth location opening this spring in Holland, Mich., CenterPointe will serve Marquis and Carver owners around Lake Michigan including Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.

“The addition of Marquis and Carver allows us to expand our portfolio and reach a market segment undeserved in the luxury boating market,” said Craig Duchow, principal and general manager of CenterPointe Yacht Service. “Marquis and Carver yachts are high quality, Wisconsin-built yachts, which we intend to leverage as a sales tool with our Lake Michigan customers.

“Since the recession, these brands have been underserved and represented in Wisconsin and other parts of Lake Michigan,” he said. “We are proud to be tasked and challenged to return Marquis and especially Carver Yachts back to the powerhouses they once were on the Great Lakes.”

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Yachts sold

M/Y Marie (ex-Aquarius), the 220-foot (67m) Amels built in 2007, sold by Dennis Frederiksen of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

S/Y Twizzle, a 189-foot (57.5m) Royal Huisman sailing yacht, sold by Camper & Nicholsons and YCO/Burgess.

M/Y Breeze, a 163-foot (50m) new build Benetti (FB802), listed for 27.5 million euros and sold by Antoine Larricq of Fraser Yachts in Monaco, set to be delivered in June.

M/Y Imagine, a 164-foot (50m) Trinity built in 2010, sold by Merle Wood & Associates and IYC.

M/Y Alibi, a 151-foot (46m) Delta built in 1994, listed for $8 million with Michael Selter of Fraser Yachts in Fort Lauderdale and sold by Eric Pearson of Fraser Yachts in San Diego.

M/Y Blue Ice, a 135-foot (41m) Baglietto built in 1999 and listed for $4.4 million with Filippo Rossi of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

M/Y Gladius, a 127-foot (39m) Cantieri di Pisa built in 2007, by Merle Wood & Associates.

M/Y Northlander, a 125-foot (38m) Moonen built in 2009, sold by Michael Rafferty of Camper & Nicholsons, with Bluewater Yachting representing the buyer.

M/Y True North, a 112-foot (34m) Westport, by Crom Littlejohn of Northrop & Johnson.

M/Y Eagle’s Nest, a 98-foot (30m) yacht built by MCP Yachts, sold by Wes Sanford of Northrop & Johnson.

M/Y Competitive Bid III, a 91-foot (28m) Cheoy Lee, by Jonathan Chapman of Northrop & Johnson.

M/Y Silvia M, a 78-foot (24m) Nordhavn built in 2008 and listed for 2.7 million euros with Filippo Rossi of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

New to the sales fleet

M/Y Ionian Princess, the 150-foot (46m) Christensen built in 2005, listed for $16.8 million with Joe Foggia at Northrop & Johnson.

M/Y Triple 8, a 142-foot (43m) Royal Denship built in 2009, listed for $16 million with Dennis Frederiksen of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

M/Y Saudades, a 118-foot (36m) yacht built in 1981 by Lavagna, listed for 1.7 million euros with Dennis Frederiksen and Kirill Anissimov of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

M/Y Vivierae, an 86-foot (26.4m) Nordhavn built in 2007 and listed for $6.5 million with Neal Esterly of Fraser Yachts in San Diego and Michael Selter of Fraser Yachts in Ft. Lauderdale


News in the charter fleet

M/Y Lioness V, the 207-foot (63.5m) Benetti, under the command of Capt. Jon Armstrong, now listed with Camper & Nicholsons.

M/Y Victory, a 170-foot (52m) yacht built in 2007 by Golden Yachts, available in the western Med and now listed with Massima Piras of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.

M/Y Katya, a 151-foot (46m) Delta, is available this winter in the Bahamas and Florida, now listed with Northrop & Johnson.

M/Y Fathom, a 148-foot (45m) yacht built by Sea Dreams, available in the Med this spring and summer, listed with Camper & Nicholsons.

M/Y Emotion, a 141-foot (43m) CRN Ancona built in 2007, available in the Mediterranean and now listed with Olga Ekiert of Fraser Yachts in Monaco.


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Dorie Cox is a writer with Triton News.

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