Christensen close three deals at FLIBS
by Tom Isitt
Late news from the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - Christensen closed three contracts despite Hurricane Sandy's wrath. On Thursday at FLIBS, with Christian Bakewell of Merle Wood and Associates, Christensen closed new customers on 'Project C-2014' which was previously sold to another Christensen customer. This yacht is a 160ft Custom Series, sister-ship to Odessa and Remember When. It will feature various features the Custom Series is known for: an elevator at all levels, six staterooms, and large sun-deck. This yacht is scheduled for delivery January 2014.
On Friday at FLIBS, Christensen closed a repeat purchase which will be called Chasseur. This yacht will be a 164ft Custom Series featuring a new contemporary exterior by the Christensen design team. Many of the same features of the Custom Series are included, however, this yacht will be LY-3 Compliant. Other new features include a fold-out balcony at the sky lounge, larger outdoor spaces at aft main, bridge and sun decks, and wrap-around glass in the main salon. It will have a minimalist style interior designed by Tonya Lance of VARO Interior Design. Chasseur is scheduled for delivery December 2014.
Finally, on Saturday at FLIBS, Christensen closed a contract with the owners of previous Christensen yachts - the 2005 157ft Custom Series Nice n Easy and currently the 2011 162ft Custom Series Remember When. The Project name is 'Trifecta', and will be a 164ft Custom Series featuring a contemporary exterior by the Christensen design team. This yacht, like Chasseur, will be LY-3 Compliant. Project Trifecta will have a gray hull, fold-out balcony at the sky lounge; larger outdoor spaces at the aft end of the main, bridge and sun decks; and wrap-around glass in the main salon. The interior will be more contemporary with lighter woods, among other special features and accessories the owners will keep under wraps until its debut in September 2015.
"We at Christensen have worked hard and invested much in acquiring and processing feedback from our customers, their crews and surveyors, along with the yacht brokerage community,' said Joe Foggia, CEO of Christensen. 'All in an effort to create yachts that allow them to operate universally and trouble-free while using them, as well as commanding the strongest re-sales in the industry when it’s time to move on.'