Berthon instigates sealed bid tender system
by Malcolm MacLean
Sue Grant of Berthon International contacts me to describe how her company is trying "to bring certainty to a challenging market" by introducing a method of sealed bid tender. In this system yacht purchasers have the opportunity to have full disclosure on the yacht offered including full survey and title checks. In addition, the yacht is offered with a reserve price and the sealed bid paperwork has been carried out in association with Hill Dickinson.
One of the first yachts to be offered is the 25m Elegance 82 Under The Sun, built by Horizon-Drettmann in 2001 and accommodating eight guest in four cabins.