Part-built Mondo Marine M54 superyacht sold
by Malcolm MacLean
A 53.95 metre part-built motor yacht has been sold with Kevin Bonnie and Mathilde de Roffignac at International Yacht Collection acting for the yard and buyer.
Designed by Luca Dini and currently under construction at the Italian yard Mondo Marine to Lloyds class as an M54 model, her steel hull and aluminium superstructure are complete and her Caterpillar engines are installed. Other items already on the yacht include a ZF gear box, generators, stabilisers, rudders, fresh water system, transom door and a lift for tender launching and hauling. The captain has worked closely with Mondo Marine and Kevin Bonnie to define the best specifications for an around the world cruising yacht.
Her new owner will, naturally, be able to commission a designer to complete the interior, currently planned to accommodate 12 guests in six cabins - all with en suite bathroom facilities. Being built to comply with MCA regulations, other planned features include an elevator servicing all decks, a massive sun deck, a tender garage and there will also be a touch and go heli pad.
Her twin 2,682hp Caterpillar engines will give her a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed of 17 knots.
The Mondo Marine M54 yacht was being offered for sale on an 'as is' basis where the owner removes the yacht and completes it elsewhere. However, in this case the yard will complete the job at a final asking price of €23.9 million. Build time would be approximately 18 months, with delivery anticipated in 2017.