The world's largest in-water yacht show returns to the sunshine state this week with a stellar lineup of new and used yachts for sale. We take a look at the largest brokerage boats on display at this year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show...
Constructed by Viareggio Superyachts, Atomic was delivered in 2020 to a design by Espen Øino and has recently received a major price drop of $5,000,000. Instantly recognisable thanks to her grey hull, which is embellished with a Monaco Red stripe, the yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins with an interior by Franck Darnet Design. Ideal for diving enthusiasts the yacht features a professional dive centre that is accessed via a folding balcony on her hull.
Originally named Phoenix, the 61.26 metre motor yacht Marguerite has been listed for sale with Moran Yacht & Ship. She was built in 2004 by German yard Lürssen under the supervision of the Moran team with a design brief that required a private owner’s area, professional dive centre, capacious tender storage and the ability to cruise for thirty days at a time. Marguerite joins the market fresh from a full interior refit after a change in ownership at the end of 2021.
Length: 58.2 metre
The 58.2 metre motor yacht Unbridled was built in aluminium by US yard Trinity Yachts to a design by Geoff Van Aller and was delivered in 2009 with a refit in 2019. Her interior is courtesy of Patrick Knowles and makes use of over 20 different types of wood to create intricate styling. She has large deck space on all levels and features accommodation for up to 12 guests in five cabins.
Mizu features the military stylings of Sam Sorgiovanni and was delivered by Oceanfast in 2004. Highlights include a 14-person Jacuzzi, a basketball court and a range of 4,500 nautical miles. In 2016, she received an extensive refit to the value of $5,000,000 including a machinery overhaul, new teak decks and a full interior redesign.
Builder: Palmer Johnson
DB9 is the first Palmer Johnson PJ170 Sport Yacht and was designed inside and out by Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard. Highlights include a foredeck pool that doubles as storage for a 6.5 metre tender when underway and a champagne exterior with a red bootstripe. She joins the market following a 2019 refit.
Delivered in 2003 and last refitted in 2022, Amanti has a classic de Voogt exterior and Donald Starkey interiors which have been extensively refreshed during her most recent period in the refit yard. According to Fraser, she would make a popular charter yacht, with a full-beam skylounge, spacious seven-cabin layout and an elevator which serves all decks. She is one of just a handful of yachts for sale with a fuel transfer system that can be used to cruise in tandem with a sportfisher, making her a great option for keen anglers.
Length: 51.21 metre
Built by Dutch shipyard Feadship as the first yacht under the Royal DeVries designation, Gallant Lady was launched in 2007 and received a $6.9 million refit in 2020. She has a five-cabin layout that welcomes up to 10 guests. Her distinct vertical windows and stacked decks on the exterior pair well with fine interior details of striking woods, including sycamore, myrtle burl and black walnut. A shallow draft allows her to cruise low-laying Bahamian islands, which makes her an appealing option for both private and chartered cruising.
The 50 metre motor yacht Hospitality was built in GRP by US yard Westport and delivered in 2011. With exterior and interior design by Donald Starkey, her interior configuration accommodates up to 16 guests in seven cabins consisting of a master suite on the bridge deck, a VIP suite and a twin cabin on the main deck, and three doubles on the lower deck. In addition, the library can convert to a further double, as can the gymnasium, and all have full en-suite facilities.
Gitana will appear in Fort Lauderdale following a multi-million-euro refit at her home shipyard. Refit work included structural, mechanical and cosmetic upgrades, which totalled over €3.4 million. “[The owner] wanted to sell her in the manner in which she was kept,” Hank Halsted, senior yacht broker at Northrop & Johnson, told BOAT International. The yacht’s exterior design is by Guido de Groot, while her original interiors are by John Munford. The refit has breathed fresh life back into her interiors, with highlights including a master cabin en suite with skylight and a striking mural.
The 46.1 metre Burger motor yacht Nadan boasts the elegance of the 1920s with the innovation of technology today. Previously known as Sycara IV, her long, low profile and external brightwork make this American beauty instantly recognisable. Bruce King is responsible for her exterior design while Ken Freivokh and Craig Beale originally completed her interior. She has a top speed of 13.8 knots with a cruising speed of 12 knots.
Nadan is asking $22,500,000 with Edmiston.
Builder: Palmer Johnson
Four Jacks is the third hull in Palmer Johnson's PJ150 series following sisterships Hokulani and Andiamo and the only model currently for sale. She is characterised by a sporty profile, courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard, and has had only one owner since new. The Italian studio also created her rich interiors with pops of red and a host of exotic woods.
Builder: Cheoy Lee
Dorothea III is a proven world cruiser having travelled over 170,000 miles in the past eight years, including a 20-month circumnavigation that saw her win the Voyagers Award at the 2020 World Superyacht Awards. She was delivered in 2007 to a design by Ron Holland and has a transatlantic range of 6,000 nautical miles. The owner is accepting bitcoin as payment, as well as the partial trade of a smaller yacht, aircraft or real estate.
Lady L is an all-aluminium superyacht delivered in 2012 as a Heesen 4400 series. She is a product of the longstanding partnership between the Dutch shipyard and Omega Architects and sports a bright interior with wide appeal that can accommodate a total of 10 guests. One particular highlight is her sun deck with a raised Jacuzzi flanked by sun pads.
At Last was delivered in 1990 and has been continually upgraded throughout her thirty years at sea. In 2009, she was fitted with twin MTU 12V4000 engines and Kamewa waterjets delivering a top speed of 17 knots, and in 2014 her interior was overhauled in a collaboration with international designer Tui Pranich. A sub-two-metre draft makes her perfect for Bahamas cruising and she has enjoyed success on the charter market.
Builder: Burger Boat
Pure Bliss was delivered in 2006 to a design by Don O'Keeffe. With accommodation for 14 guests in seven cabins and room for 11 crew, she is a charter favourite in the Caribbean season. She has undergone a number of refits over her lifetime which have seen her features enhanced while still maintaining a nod to classic nautical design. Pure Bliss was constructed by Burger Boat, a United States-based shipyard originally established in 1886.
The 42.67 metre Benetti motor yacht Skyler was delivered in 2018 by Benetti as a Crystal 140 model and sports an exterior courtesy of Stefano Righini. Her interiors were penned by the yard in collaboration with Francois Zuretti and she sleeps 12 guests in five cabins comprising a master suite, two doubles and two twins. Features include a main saloon with natural light flooding the space via large windows port and starboard and a sundeck which offers a large custom pool and a stylish bar. Offshore adventure is aided by a 5.65 metre Williams tender and two PWCs which are launched by two ceiling-mounted cranes portside.
Skyler is asking $22,875,000 with Northrop & Johnson.
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw
Fabulous Character is one of just four motor yachts built by Dutch shipyard Holland Jachtbouw. She was delivered in 2010, where she picked up a World Superyacht Award, and was refitted in 2018. Highlights include a full-beam master suite and adjoining study, an inside-outside upper saloon and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.
Blue Ice was built by Italian yard Baglietto in 1999 and her Aldo Cichero design is sure to turn heads in Fort Lauderdale, just as it did the year she was launched. Blue Ice was the recipient of a multi-million-dollar refit in 2016, where she received her jet black exterior makeover, and offers accommodation for 10 guests across five cabins.