I called Oscar Romano earlier to find out exactly what Yachtique is and he tells me that it’s an arm of Azimut-Benetti set up specifically to sell second-hand Benettis into the brokerage market. Currently he has three boats on his books, all traded in against new yachts and thus currently owned by Benetti which is apparently very keen to sell. The boats are kept at the yard and maintained by Benetti specialists and a brokerage commission is included in the asking prices. The boats are: New Star, a 30m Tradition built in 2003 and asking €6.5 million, Tradition, another 30m Tradition, built in 2004 and offered at €6 million, and Kos, a 35m Benetti Classic asking €9.9 million.
New Star, Tradition and Kos for sale through Yachtique
27 March 2009 • Written by Malcolm MacLean