Leonard Bonnema at De Valk in Holland tells me of a €700,000 price cut on his listing for sale, the 36.4 metre motor yacht Marlin G.
Built in steel by UK yard Hall Russell and delivered in 1996 as a deep sea trawler yacht, Marlin G was purchased by her current owner and completely rebuilt in 2006 as a luxury expedition yacht. Her interior is in oak and comfortably accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms consisting of a master suite, a double stateroom and three twin cabins, all with en suite shower facilities.
A large cockpit is ideal for al fresco entertaining and dining, with a table, chairs and comfy cushions. A single 1,000hp English Electric engine gives her a cruising speed of 10 knots.
Hall Russell became part of the state-owned British Shipbuilders in 1977 and was one of its most successful yards, producing a number of offshore patrol vessels and torpedo recovery vessels for the Ministry of Defence. However, when privatised in 1986, Hall Russell was classed as a warship yard. This made it difficult for the company to compete in the merchant vessel market and business fell away until the yard closed in 1992.
Lying in Essex, England, Marlin G is now down to €1.75 million.