To paraphrase an old adage: in the spring a man's fancy turns to which boat he'll be cruising on next summer. With the early boat shows in full swing, there's a wealth of opportunities out there and here we present seven superyachts with sellers keen to do deals.
Galaxia 1997 52.27m $22 million
Launched in 1997, Galaxia (ex Liberty) is an iconic Perini Navi which has always been a popular and highly successful charter yacht. Her warm, elegant interior, well-appointed forward cockpit, on-deck spa pool and impressive range of water sports equipment make her stand out from the crowd, while her 10 guest/10 crew ratio ensures the perfect charter experience. Galaxia has just come on the market for sale at Yachting Partners International.
Fitted with the very latest entertainment and communications systems following her extensive refit in 2006-7, Galaxia has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles at an economical cruising speed of 10 knots.
'Simply put, she raised the standard for all sailing yachts to come,' says her YPI Sales & New Construction broker, Matt Albert.
Mondango 2008 51.77m 27.9 million
Mondango is a 51.7m sailing ketch built for extensive blue water cruising and is the fifth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts. She continues a progression of large flybridge yachts and displays clean lines, with a near plumb bow, subtle sheer and low profile coachroof.
A relaxed interior by Reymond Langton accommodates 10 guests in five cabins.
Her broker, Toby Walker at Dubois Yachts, comments: 'Like many repeat clients, the owners have enjoyed Mondango so much they have commissioned a larger yacht designed by Dubois. They are now looking to focus solely on the new project, and are ready to conclude the sale of the current Mondango for her next lucky owner to enjoy and appreciate.'
Destination Fox Harb'r Too 2008 49.07m $23 million
Destination Fox Harb'r Too is an all-aluminium semi displacement motor yacht delivered by Trinity in 2008 with interior design by Patrick Knowles.
The yacht's interior is modern and simple and includes soothing natural woodwork and beautiful furnishings. Intelligent layout means the yacht provides maximum space and functionality, both inside and out. The yacht has many areas for relaxation and entertainment, including a spacious aft deck, a covered aft cockpit, two large saloons, and sundeck flybridge with sunbeds, spa pool, bar and dining areas.
Destination Fox Harb'r Too has five luxurious cabins for up to 12 guests.
Her central listing agent, Ann Avery at Northrop & Johnson, says 'Priced for best value in her class Destination Fox Harb'r Too is still young so a new owner can seamlessly keep cruising after purchase. Distinctive assets are her unique, contemporary Patrick Knowles interior and a sixth versatile room which can be part of the owner's suite or a separate cabin, massage room or den. The owner is willing to discuss short-term financing.'
Zoom Zoom Zoom 2005 49.07m $22.4 million
The 49.07m motor yacht Zoom Zoom Zoom is considered to be one of the fastest conventionally powered motor yachts of her size ever built in the United States. Built by Trinity yachts in 2005, she is capable of a maximum speed of 25 knots.
Zoom Zoom Zoom can accommodate a party of 10 in five spaciously planned cabins with en suite baths exquisitely finished in mahogany. Each of the guest cabins is located below deck. The full beam master suite incorporates an unusual split level design and over nine feet of headroom.
Mark Elliott has her for sale at International Yacht Collection and says '_Zoom Zoom Zoom_ is amazing. Named for her speed capability she can also cruise economically across the ocean. She has a huge split level master suite with forward facing viewing windows. Her elegant, modern interior is very classy and comfortable. Zoom is one of the best buys on the market.'
Callista 2000 38m 5.5 million
Built by Ocean Pacifico in 2000 to a Diana Yacht design, the motor yacht Callista had a major refit during winter 2011. A spacious interior layout and fine craftsmanship ensures first-class entertainment with luxurious and comfortable accommodation for 10 guests.
Callista presents a warm, serene quality with classical refinement, functionally designed for maximum pleasure and quality of life. Her freshly appointed furnishings in light grey, cream and white tones create a relaxed, airy and inviting ambiance complementing the light wood interior throughout.
Vesa Kaukonen, her listing broker at K&K Superyachts, says simply, 'The owner is an extremely keen seller. He would be happy to trade her in for a property, smaller yacht or private jet. Vendor finance is also a possibility.'
Shalimar 1994 36m $4.95 million
Built by Azimut in 1994, Shalimar is a tri-deck raised pilothouse yacht with a large open aft deck. Accommodation is for 10 guests in a master suite on deck plus four further cabins, while twin 2,610hp MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Listed for sale at International Yacht Collection, broker John Ciullo says, '_Shalimar_ is a unique opportunity to own part or all of a classic Benetti with a proven charter history.'