Buy before the end of the year: Five yachts seriously for sale
by Malcolm MacLean
Keen sellers are eyeing the end of the year and making sacrificial price cuts to complete on a sale before 2015. Here we select five superyachts for sale with significant price cuts.
BYS announced a further $405,000 price drop on their listing for sale, the 37 metre motor yacht Olga.
Built by Canadian yard Crescent Custom Yachts in GRP to a design by Jack Sarin, Olga was launched in 2003 and has been continuously upgraded since delivery, including refits in 2010 and 2012. An interior in sapele wood and pomela mahogany was designed by Robin Rose, giving a matchless blend of formal and informal.
10 guests are accommodated in five staterooms. The master suite is located amidships on the lower deck and has a king size bed, vanity unit, settee, a walk in wardrobe and full en suite bathroom facilities. Forward is a VIP stateroom with a queen size bed and en suite bathroom with shower. A double and two twins complete the accommodation and all staterooms have flat screen plasma television screens and full Wi-Fi internet access.
Olga has a spacious aft deck offering al fresco dining for 10 guests with a full wet bar, fridge and ice maker. The flybridge includes a large sun deck area with a Jacuzzi and barbecue. Twin 1,860hp MTU diesels provide a cruising speed of 18 knots and she is fitted with zero speed stabilisers.
Olga is now down from $6,900,000 to $6,495,000 and is also available for charter.
Bradford Marine Yacht Sales reported a $191,000 price cut on their listing for sale, the 31.39 metre motor yacht Bluewater Cat.
Built in GRP by Chinese yard Cheoy Lee, Bluewater Cat was delivered in 2011. Accommodation is for eight guests in four staterooms. A master suite is on the main deck with a king sized bed while below is a further full beam master stateroom and a port double plus a starboard twin – all panelled in teak and all with televisions and en suite bathroom facilities.
Entering the main saloon, the first impression is of a light, roomy feel. Ten large windows combined with a high ceiling give the impression of a much larger yacht, and she has lovely teak wood accents. From the aft deck immediately to port is a large L-shaped velour sofa. Under the sofa is custom wine storage for 42 bottles while across from the sofa is a large bar with ice maker and a marble countertop and sink. Other features include a 50 inch Samsung LCD television next to the bar and an entertainment system. Forward is a round teak table seating eight guests for formal dining.
Currently lying in South Florida, Bluewater Cat is for sale down from $6,190,000 to $5,999,000.
Gaspard Yachts and Dbeere Yachts reported a €120,000 price drop on their joint listing for sale, the 29.41 metre motor yacht Legenda.
Legenda was built in GRP by UK yard Princess Yachts to a design by Bernard Olesinski and delivered in 2009 as a Princess 95 model. The elegant interior has been fitted out with oak joinery and wenge flooring running throughout the saloon, dinette, galley and lower helm area. Opulent accommodation is for eight guests in four staterooms including a full beam master suite, a VIP stateroom, a double and a twin, all with en suite bathroom facilities. There is separate crew accommodation for four.
Twin 1,825hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and she has a host of factory extras. These include a GRP hardtop, TRAC Star digital fin stabilisers, a Jacuzzi bath in the owner’s stateroom, Bang & Olufsen and Linn & Loewe audio visual upgrades throughout, additional engine room sound proofing and an aft cockpit bar.
Lying in Cannes, France, Legenda is down from €3.49 million to €3.37 million.
Hoek Brokerage announced a €400,000 price cut on their listing for sale, the 27.5 metre sailing yacht Atalante.
Atalante was built in aluminium by Dutch yard Claasen Jachtbouw with exterior and interior design by Andre Hoek and was delivered in 2009 as the second in the yard’s famed Truly Classic series. MCA compliant, she accommodates eight guests in a master suite, a double stateroom and two twin cabins, all with en suite facilities.
A classically styled interior features mahogany joinery with raised and fielded panels. The saloon has a comfortable seating area with a coffee table and a full entertainment system, while the forward deckhouse consists of a second socialising area with a dining table and navigation station. Two separate cockpits complete the living quarters – one aft for sailing and one amidships for al fresco dining and relaxation. Powered by a 250hp Lugger engine, she has a cruising speed of 8 knots and can get to a top speed of 9 knots.
Atalante is for sale down from €5 million to €4.6 million.
Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage announced a €450,000 price drop on their listing for sale, the 24.9 metre sailing yacht Atao.
Built by France’s JFA yard in aluminium to a design by Inigo Toledo, Atao was delivered in 2006 to a perfectionist owner as a cruising centreboard sloop. Everything on Atao has been carefully thought through and only the very best equipment has been put on board.
An interior by Dick Young Designs features teak and French cherry wood, accommodating six guests in three double cabins. There is direct access from the owner´s cabin to the deckhouse and the view from the deckhouse is unparalleled.
Atao has an upper saloon with two leather couches and a table, while a lower saloon has a seating area to port and a dining area to starboard. The lower saloon has natural light flooding in from the skylight above. Under power, a 270hp MAN engine gives her a cruising speed of 9 knots.
Lying in La Ciotat, France, Atao is for sale down from €2.95 million to €2.5 million.