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270 superyacht sales this year as Fraser Yachts sells motor yacht Pity V

It's 270 superyacht sales reported so far this year as Thorsten Giesbert at Fraser Yachts closes on the sale of the 28.96m motor yacht Pity V to a direct client.

Pity V was built in composite by Spain's Astondoa yard in 2003 and has a luxurious Nuvolari Lenard-designed interior in burl olive wood bookend panelling throughout. She has an elegant, spacious flybridge and accommodates eight guests in a main deck master suite, VIP stateroom and two double staterooms and all have been barely used, as Pity V has never been chartered. Pity V has triple 1,300hp MAN engines giving her a cruising speed of 22 knots, maximum speed of 36 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles at 18 knots.

The significance of this 270th sale lies in the fact that the industry is now only a hairsbreadth away from breaking through 2012's total of 272 sales - itself a record since the 2008 financial meltdown. With news of sales coming in almost daily this month, it's safe to predict that the record will be broken by the end of this week. Remembering that December is always a fertile month for sales, it is entirely possible that we shall be reporting more than 300 sales in 2013.

Pity V was asking €1.1 million.

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