The autumn months always see a steep rise in price reductions by owners keen to avoid winter maintenance costs and here we present five of the most notable falls.
Michael White and Peter Thompson at Ocean Independence and Jim Eden and Michael Mahan at Worth Avenue Yachts saw a $5.4 million price drop on the 54.9 motor yacht Harbour Island.
The first hull of the Newcastle 5500 series from Newcastle Shipyards, she was launched in August 2011. Exterior styling is by Murray & Associates and interior design by Claudette Bonville.
ABS classed and MCA compliant, Harbour Island is a six-stateroom yacht featuring two king master suites, one on the main deck and one on the skylounge deck forward plus a VIP king guest stateroom below. Additional amenities include an infinity pool on the split-level sundeck, a raised veranda on the main aft deck and an expansive built-in seating area aft of the alfresco dining area on the skylounge aft deck.
A finalist at the 2012 World Superyacht Awards, Harbour Island is down from $54.9 million to $49.5 million.
Burgess reported a $2 million price reduction on the 52.8m motor yacht Sunrise, a joint listing with Merle Wood at Merle Wood & Associates.
Built in 2000 by Oceanco for her current owner, she has been consistently maintained to a very high standard and never chartered. MCA compliant, she accommodates 12 guests in six cabins plus an additional cabin currently used as a childrens games room but could equally provide extra guest accommodation.
Sunrise had a major refit at the Rybovich yard in 2010 where she successfully completed her 10 year Lloyds Special Survey and had a swim platform extension. She has great charter potential and is now down to $19.95 million.
Burgess sent send word that the owner of the 49.9m motor yacht Platinum had authorised a further 3.55 million price reduction.
Built by Benetti in 2009 to ABS class and MCA compliant, shes a proven world cruiser with a strong charter reputation and has generous and varied deck spaces, rich interior styling and flexible accommodation throughout.
Key features include accommodation for 14 guests in six well-appointed cabins including a master suite, VIP and two doubles and two twins, each with a Pullman berth. Theres also a vast sundeck complete with spa pool, sun pads and sun lounging areas along with a full range of tenders, toys and sports equipment.
Twin 2250hp MTU engines give Platinum a cruising speed of 15.5 knots and shes also fitted with those all-important zero-speed stabilisers.
Platinum is now down in price from 23.5 million to 19.95 million
Camper & Nicholsons confirmed a 2 million price drop on Simon Goldsworthys listing, the 43m motor yacht Hana.
Hana was built by Italys CRN yard in 2008. RINA classed and MCA compliant, she accommodates 11 guests in a full width master, three doubles and one twin stateroom with a Pullman berth.
The second hull in the acclaimed CRN 43m series, this superyacht was designed with a light, modern interior for a family of experienced yacht owners and supervised carefully throughout her construction by an experienced project manager employed directly by the owner and with regular inspections by RINA (class) and MCA (commercial safety).
Features include a full beam owners stateroom on the main deck with a private terrace and balcony, zero-speed at anchor stabilisers, integrated Apple TV with hard-drive, beach and gym area.
Hana is now asking 12.95 million.
Melina C is a 40.00m motor yacht built in 2008 by Fipa Yachts and recently had a 4.6 million price cut with her brokers, Pacifica in Greece. She accommodates 12 guests in two master cabins, two VIPs, two twin cabins with Pullman berths. She is powered by twin MTU engines, giving her a speed of 26-31 knots and is now asking 7.9 million.