Seriously for Sale: The superyacht buyer's market continues

10 June 2014

Despite recent record sales of brokerage yachts, brokers report that it is still a buyer's market and keen sellers continue to reduce prices. Here we present five examples of recent price cuts on yachts for sale.

Superyacht Rockstar is for sale

International Yacht Collection announced a $2 million price cut on the 49 metre motor yacht Rockstar (ex-Blind Date), now asking $19.1 million.

She was built by US superyacht yard Trinity Yachts to a design by Geoff Van Aller and launched in 2009. Rockstar went on to receive a Judge's' Special Commendation at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards for her innovative layout and build quality. A modern, comfortable interior by Evan K Marshall uses shades of grey and cream with splashes of purples and pinks. The saloon and dining room boast spectacular light fittings and are lined with black and white stills of 1950s and 1960s Hollywood film stars.

Also available for charter, accommodation is for 12 guests in five staterooms featuring a spectacular forward-facing, split-level owner's suite on the main deck with a private lounge, his and her bathrooms, excellent storage facilities and 280 degree views over the ocean. The stylishly appointed guest accommodation is housed on the lower deck in three double cabins with king size beds and a twin cabin with a Pullman berth, convertible to a double queen cabin.

Twin 2,250hp Caterpillar engines give her a cruising speed of 14 knots and a maximum speed of 18 knots.

Superyacht Infatuation for sale

Following a €2.5 million price reduction, the 41.6 metre sailing yacht Infatuation is listed for sale asking €4.5 million at dahm international.

Built by Dutch superyacht yard Jongert to Lloyds class, she was delivered in 2004 with accommodation for up to nine guests in four well appointed staterooms. The full beam owner's suite has a large seating area and stunning, bright en suite bathroom. Further guest accommodation is provided by a double and two spacious twins, one with an additional Pullman berth. All have large en suite bathrooms.

Infatuation also has the Jongert patented folding keel that allows her to reduce her draft from 5.1 metres to 2.75 metres, making her the perfect choice to reach shallow anchorages. The yacht was designed with an excellent combination of indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas. The main saloon, which is large and elegantly understated, has a formal dining area to one side and relaxing lounge seating to the other. Leading out onto the main deck there is another well appointed lounge area and an aft deck al fresco dining space.

Superyacht Inmocean is for sale

Camper and Nicholsons recently reported a price drop on the 41 metre sailing yacht Inmocean, now listed for sale at €7.57million.

Built by New Zealand yard Fitzroy Yachts to a design by Dubois Naval Architects, this classic-meets-modern sloop was launched in 2008. Lloyds classed and MCA compliant, an interior by Adam Lay Studio accommodates six guests in an owner's suite forward and two twin cabins, all of them with full en bathroom suite facilities. Constructed in aluminium with a carbon fibre rig by Southern Spars, Inmocean was a finalist at the 2008 World Superyacht Awards.

A recent four month refit in New Zealand saw her receive a complete topside repaint, new interior upholstery throughout - including wall coverings, carpeting and window treatments -new soft goods, new exterior cushions, full servicing of all machinery including engines and generators, and the deck equipment was serviced where needed.

Under power, a single 600hp Caterpillar engine gives her a cruising speed of 11 knots.

Motor yacht Safira is for sale

Northrop & Johnson sent news of a $3,050,000 price cut on their joint listing for sale with Burgess, the 39.32 metre eco-aware superyacht Safira, now asking $24.95 million.

Built by USA yard Newcastle Marine to ABS class and MCA unrestricted with an ice-strengthened hull, she was delivered in 2013. The winner of an award for naval architecture at the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards, she is a global explorer with remarkable engineering, excellent seakeeping qualities and a host of 'green' attributes.

Safira's energy-efficient electrical specifications allow smaller generators to be carried, in turn reducing fuel consumption. Even the woodwork and decking is eco-friendly. In place of teak is an environmentally friendly Dutch product called Esthec, which provides sound insulation to lower decks. Dynamic positioning using GPS enables Safira to stay precisely in place without anchoring, which is vital when cruising environmentally delicate areas.

Accommodation is for 10 guests in five staterooms with the full beam master suite located below decks amidships, the position of least movement on board. There are a further two doubles and two twins and all staterooms have en suite bathrooms.

Luxury yacht Hamilton II is for sale

Y.CO announced a €1.75 million price reduction on the 35.65 metre sailing yacht Hamilton II, down to €4.5 million.

Hamilton II was built by French superyacht yard CNB to a design by Philippe Briand and delivered in 2005. British designer Andrew Winch was responsible for her modern, light and spacious interior.

Bureau Veritas classed and MCA compliant, she has a five stateroom layout comprising two double master cabins aft and two twin cabins amidships, all with en suite bathrooms with showers and heads, as well as a double bunk room utilising the dayhead shower facility. Accommodation for five crew is located forward, along with the crew mess and galley. A large raised saloon has three sofas, a dining area, navigation station and discreetly hidden wine racks.

Under power, a single 410hp MTU engine delivers a range of 1,500 nautical miles at 10 knots.

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