The partially-built 45 metre superyacht Bella T is set to be sold at auction in March after being neglected for over two decades.
The auction will take place at the Judicial Western Cape High Court in Cape Town where Bella T, previously known as Summit One and Lac III, has been moored for the last twenty years.
The yacht is currently under judicial arrest after it was caught in a legal dispute between owners.
Specialists in vessel sales Solution Strategists are holding the auction, which includes both Bella T and four containers of equipment, including her interior fittings and her original Caterpillar D348 TA engines.
Ariella Kuper, founder and managing director at Solution Strategists said: “The person who takes this on is going to have to be very brave. It is a beautiful hull but what you’ve got there is a skeleton.”
After several name and owner changes, the yacht was brought to South African refit yard Farocean Marine for a refit which included an overall length increase of five metres.
However another legal dispute followed and the refit was abandoned in 2003 and the yacht has remained in an incomplete state in Cape Town since.
Bella T's auction will be held on Microsoft Teams on 1 March 2022, with Ariella Kuper presiding over proceedings.