Sealed bids on Blohm & Voss 104m superyacht requested by Vripack
by Malcolm MacLean
You can forget the previous asking price of €2.95 million on the 104m Blohm & Voss motor yacht as Peter Naeyé at Vripack says the owners are now prepared to accept sealed bids above a base price of €1 million.
She's to be sold in 'as is where is' condition in the port of Haifa, Israel, and fully accepted in such condition.
Offers are to be submitted in sealed envelopes, marked 'offer for the purchase of the Blohm & Voss 104m ex-Helgoland', together with a nontransferable banker's draft drawn on a Dutch Bank for an amount equal to 10% of the offered sum, issued to the order of Mr. Peter Naeyé.
The envelopes should be addressed to Vripack Yacht & Ship Brokers BV, Attn. Peter Naeyé, Zwolsmanweg 16, 8600 AH Sneek, The Netherlands. The time limit to submit the purchase bids is 2nd of April 2012 by 17.00 Dutch time.
The envelopes will be opened the next day, 3rd of April 2012 11.00, at the law offices of Houthoff Buruma in The Netherlands. The highest offer will be accepted by her owners provided it is an amount above the base price level. Only offers in money and Euros currency will be considered. Trade-ins or inclusion of postponed payment proposals will not be accepted.
The balance of the purchase price will be paid in cash and made within 30 days from the final award.
This unique 104m vessel was built by the Blohm & Voss Yard in 1961 and brings to mind the grace and quality of a bygone era. The beautiful appearance and fantastic sheer lines make her extremely suitable for a yacht conversion. She was put into dry dock in 2005 and underwent an extensive survey.
A considerable amount of work has already been done on her exterior and interior.