Superyacht Triumphant Lady now for sale at Northrop and Johnson

2010-12-01By Malcolm MacLean

Having reported John Weller's move to Northrop and Johnson on October 19th I call him for an update and discover that the 47.24m motor yacht Triumphant Lady has moved with John as a central listing at a reduced price.

Triumphant Lady was delivered by Japan's Nishii Zosen-Sterling in 1985 and frequently upgraded. This superyacht's interior layout, designed by Jon Bannenberg and Cindy Mason, sleeps 10 guests in a master suite and four double staterooms. Twin 1300hp Caterpillar engines give Triumphant Lady a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 13 knots. John tells me that her current owners, prior to a world cruise, had her extensively refitted and lengthened. "Everything on the boat's new," says John, "And the cost of the refit was $12 million." Considering the price has come down from $15.95 million to $12.9 million, it means that a new owner is getting the cost of the refit for free.