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Thursday, January 28, 2010

First super yacht auction...

The new Dutch firm Super Yacht Auction has started to do business and the first auction will be open for bids until 1 March next.

"Super Yacht Auction, the new auction platform for super yachts (> 24 metres), presents its first global auction: a new Schooner of 100 ft (32,80 metres).

The auction, held at will be open for bids until 1 March next, 14:00 h. (UTC+1).  The owner of the ship has chosen Super Yacht Auction in order to conclude a fast sale."

Fractional ownership, fix brokerage fee, optimized yacht management program and now super yacht auction...2010 will be a challenging year for super yacht service companies.

Have a look at the yacht here

>> read the official press release in English (PDF file)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Feadship Pestifer in Cannes Port Canto

Check out the photo of the 2009 - 65m Feadship Pestifer currently lying in Cannes Port Canto near the "old" Pestifer, a 49.77 metre 1998 CRN.

Yesterday, one could see the crew working hard to move things form one yacht to another...

Crew at work...

The Feadship Pestifer features an interior by Zuretti Interior Design and Naval Architecture is by De Voogt Naval Architects.

The massive superyacht boasts a superb sun deck and an enormous volume for her length. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunseeker undergoes restructuring

Sunseeker 52m project

Robert Braithwaite set to step aside as UK boatbuilder undergoes restructuring.Did Sunseeker bit off more than it could chew with the Zeus project ?

IBI News

Monday, January 18, 2010

To cruise or not to cruise...

Photograph: Daniel Morel/AP

Cruise ships still find a Haitian berth 

Luxury liners are still docking at private beaches near Haiti's devastated earthquake zone for holidaymakers to enjoy the water...


Monday, January 4, 2010

Feadship F45 TV in Golfe Juan

Spotted in Camille Rayon port yesterday, the Feadship TV was launched in 2008.
This massive displacement motor yacht is the third in the series of F45 Vantage semi-custom yachts following MY Space and MY Harle.

Price tag: around 35M€

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Saturday, January 2, 2010

2009: Boat repo firm breaking sales records

April 200 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – For boat repo and auction firm National Liquidators, 2008 was a record breaking year. Sales were up 86 percent, compared to 2007, to nearly $82 million and orders were taken to repossess 3,066 boats, the highest number of vessels in its 21 years of business, according to an article yesterday in the Sun Sentinel.

So far, 2009 looks even better. The company is repossessing about 380 boats a month, and the company’s president, Robert Toney, told the newspaper that number may increase to more than 400.

In addition, the average size of the vessels continues to climb. While Toney told the newspaper that most boats the company seizes range from 30 to 50 feet in length, an increasing number of repossession orders for 55- to 75-foot boats and larger have been taken.

The company was in the news earlier this week for repossessing jailed financier Bernard Madoff's 55-foot, $2.2-million, custom-built fishing boat for federal authorities.

National Liquidator’s subsidiary, National Maritime Services, impounded the boat, which is expected to be sold at auction to help repay investors Madoff defrauded, the newspaper reported.

Credit: Boating Industry