Price drop on expedition motor yacht Akula at bluewater

2012-09-03By Malcolm MacLean

A call to Simon Ting at bluewater confirms that the owner of the 59m motor yacht Akula is serious about selling and has authorised a $3.8 million price cut.

Built by Holland’s Amels yard in 1974 as a pilot vessel for the Dutch Navy, she was converted into a superyacht by Vosper Thornycroft in England in 1999, at which time a helicopter deck and hangar were also added. Three Deutz 600hp engines give Akula a cruising speed of 13 knots and her rugged build quality makes her capable of worldwide cruising.

Akula is now down from $14.75 million to $10.95 million.