Luxury Mangusta 92, up to 12 guests, from euro 7,500 until 1st May, 2013

Monday, March 31, 2008

Second hand express cruiser: market meltdown?

Has a market meltdown begun in the large second hand express cruiser market?

It seems that since famous european yacht builder Rodriguez Group (Arno & Overmarine shipyards Italy) has changed its part-exchange policy, the second hand models like Mangusta remain on the market for months and months despite Camper Nicholson's efforts to sale them.
Rodriguez Group in house brokerage department reports a 70% loss in first quarter income.
The new model, the Leopard 56m, to be delivered in 2010, has already been sold.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

PERI YACHT: not a superyacht but a Turkish beauty

PERI Yacht 29m for sale
The PERY Yacht 29m at anchor

Within the new and dynamic turkish shipyards, PERI Yacht is certainly one of the most interesting. The PERI 29m,  is simply one of the most stylish performance yacht in her class.

Glass reinforced Epoxy sandwich
L.O.A.: 28.75 m
BEAM: 6.4m
TOP SPEED: up to 32 knots with CATERPILLAR C32 ACERT 1,825 HP, 30 knots with 1,500 HP MTU
WATER CAP.: 4,000 L
FUEL CAP.: 24,000 L

What makes the PERI 29M unique?
Superior design & engineering: Bill Dixon naval architect, Scaro design
Exceptionnal range: up to 550 Nm at cruising speed
Interior volume: up to 5 cabins, two full beam en suite cabins, one with spa
Large flybridge: one of the biggest in her category with 66 sq. m.
Price: please contact Peri Yachts France

Monday, March 17, 2008

Berth for sale on the French Riviera

French Riviera berth for sale

ANTIBES: Port Vauban
23 x 6 m: from euros 450,000 to euros 650,000, lease until 2021

no berth available for sale until the berth management issue has been sorted out

CANNES: Port Canto
no berth available for sale until the berth management issue has been sorted out

CANNES: Vieux Port

* Free water and electricity depending on the yacht's size
* Lawyer or notary fee
* Registration fee around 5%
* Potential additional fees: Yacht Club entry fee (Mandelieu), bribe (very often...)

Dubai Boat Show: strong sales...for UAE luxury boat builders?

Sales at this year's Dubai International Boat Show, which closed yesterday, are set to exceed all previous records, according to organiser Dubai World Trade Centre.
For UAE-based luxury yacht builder Palm Marine, organiser report the sale of seven boats with a combined value of over $10 million, as well as a large amount of promising leads. However, we do not know if any international boat builders have enjoyed any significant sales.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Abramovitch's pontoon story

Dominic Vian, prefet des Alpes Maritimes, has ordered to stop the construction of Roman Abramovitch's pontoon with immediate effect, until further notice. Russian billionaire, Roman Abramovitch is also the proud owner of the 2,000 sq. m. Chateau de la Croé located in the Cap d'Antibes.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Med, Carribean and Queensland: the new superyacht golden triangle ?

Superyacht business in Queensland

International growth in Super, Mega and Gigayachts is representing a multi-billion dollar business opportunity for Queensland, Minister for Tourism, Regional Development and Industry, Desley Boyle announced in Cairns today. At the launch of the Queensland Superyacht Strategy, Ms Boyle said while the Caribbean had long been a haven for the international superyacht industry, Queensland had the potential to steal the mantle.

"We know we have the perfect natural marine environment that is unmatched anywhere in the world," Ms Boyle said "But there is much more to the industry than just the benefits received from hosting the world's holidaying rich and elite. Manufacturing, refitting, maintenance is where the serious money and opportunities exist. The average cost of a new superyacht is around $40 million with annual operating and maintenance costs averaging around ten percent - that's a minimum of $4 million each year, per boat based in Queensland."

Ms Boyle said the Queensland Superyacht Strategy was just part of the Queensland Government's plan to make the state economy reliant on more than just 'rocks and crops'.

"The Queensland Government has worked closely with the private sector to identify key industries that hold significant economic and employment opportunities for Queensland. There is no doubt that the marine industry holds so much untapped potential but until now there has never been a coordinated approach to superyachting in Queensland. It is estimated that the industry in Queensland currently employs approximately 350 people and generates $125million for the state annually. Under this plan over the next five years we will see the private and charter superyacht industry grow to employ around 1,000 Queenslanders and generate around a half billion dollars.

"This will be achieved by: Increasing marketing of Queensland superyachting internationally; Attracting new manufacturing, maintenance and refit businesses while increasing visitation; Removing regulatory restrictions for the superyacht industry; and Facilitating the development of world-class marine infrastructure.”

Ms Boyle said the key superyacht regions identified under the plan include: Cairns Mackay/Whitsundays Brisbane The Gold Coast "This industry has grown massively world-wide from 3,500 boats in 2002 to 7,000 in 2008, and another 916 new boats under construction. In fact in 1999 only four superyachts visited Queensland, increasing to 60 in 2006 and over the past three years to more than 200.

By investing in growing this industry we are investing in the future of Queensland," she said. Queensland's superyacht hubs are located in: Cairns - Already the superyacht hub of the South Pacific, Cairns attracts more superyachts than anywhere else in Australia. It's also home to some of the most experienced, quality assured luxury refit and repair facilities in the Southern Hemisphere including Cairns Slipways and Norship Marine. Premier superyacht marinas including Cairns Marlin Marina and Marina Mirage Port Douglas are located on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The Superyacht Group - Great Barrier Reef is a model of industry clustering and development now being mirrored in other parts of the country. Mackay/Whitsundays - Here superyachts can experience the calm-water archipelago of Mackay, the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays and the southern atolls and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.

The region also boasts premier superyacht marinas including Laguna Quays Marina, Mackay Marina, Port of Airlie, Hamilton Island Marina and Abel Point Marina. Mackay is also a major heavy engineering hub with significant capacity to provide a range of maintenance services to the superyacht sector. Brisbane - The river city boasts a high calibre of internationally cost-competitive service provision and an outstanding track record in refitting, refurbishing and maintaining superyachts.

With two major shipyards, Brisbane Marine Industry Park and Rivergate Marina and Shipyard, Brisbane now houses a thriving marine manufacturing and servicing industry with more than 150 businesses offering a complete range of services from electrical engineering and interior fit out to specialist superyacht finishes. The average number of superyachts visiting the region has increased by an average of 42 per cent every year over the past five years.

Gold Coast - Superyacht

Base Gold Coast City is a conglomerate of 50 companies working to attract more superyachts to Australia's Glamour City. There are several marinas on the coast with dedicated facilities for superyachts and premium service provision, including Marina Oceanus, Palazzo Versace Marina, Southport Yacht Club, Sovereign Islands and Sanctuary Cove. The Gold Coast City Marina and Shipyard is located on the Coomera River and has a 200-berth marina incorporating purpose-built superyacht berths and maintenance facilities. Last Updated ( Friday, 07 March 2008 )


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The perfect cruiser for a Round the World Trip

She is built with robust aluminium alloy, she allows access to protected remote anchorage's or to shallow water sailing areas like the Bahamas or Friesland in perfect security, she can cross the Atlantic, she can be chartered, she can be sailed single handed...she is a Jeroboam and she is for sale: contact her broker

Antibes show to be 'carbon balanced'...

Antibes harbor 5 March 2008

According to IBI Magazine:" This year's yacht show at Antibes in southern France will be 'carbon balanced', in response to concerns about the environmental impact of CO2 emissions. UK-based company Yacht Carbon Offset will work in partnership with this year's Antibes Yacht Show to calculate the CO2 emissions of yachts at the show. The firm will then purchase the corresponding amount of 'carbon credits', which fund projects such as renewable energy programmes.Petra Malloier of the Antibes Yacht Show says: "AYS is committed to carbon balance in 2008. When selecting our offset provider we chose yachting specialists Yacht Carbon Offset for their expertise in the field."The Antibes Yacht Show will take place from April 17-20 at Port Vauban. 2008 is the show's second year."