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WHAT IS FORCE MAJEURE AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT A SALES AGREEMENT
March 28, 2020

WHAT IS FORCE MAJEURE AND HOW DOES IT AFFECT A SALES AGREEMENT

During this time of uncertainty, the lawyers at Robert Allen Law are on-call to advise you on what you need to know now regarding all of your yacht-related legal questions. To that end, we have prepared guidance on how the industry’s standard contracts – for charters, purchases and sales – deal with unforeseen circumstances such as the Coronavirus.

Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, many brokers, dealers, manufacturers, buyers, sellers, owners and charterers had transactions well underway and many are now uncertain as to what will happen to those deals as important dates inch closer and government restrictions grow more severe. Your contract’s force majeure clause is the key provision to understanding how risk is allocated due to a delay or cancellation caused by the Coronavirus.

What is Force Majeure?
Force majeure is a Latin term used within the law that means an unforeseeable circumstance that prevents a party from fulfilling their obligations under a contract. Not all force majeure clauses are created equally, however, and the effect of such a clause is entirely dependent on the language used in your particular agreement. Some force majeure clauses may allow for a temporary suspension of performance, while others may allow for immediate termination of the agreement, or both. It is important that you carefully read the force majeure clause in your contract to determine your rights and responsibilities under the agreement.

When reviewing any force majeure clause, it is important to note that not every clause will cover events such as the Coronavirus. This may be due to the approach that some drafters take or if the agreement was not reviewed by a capable attorney before execution. Although the words “Coronavirus” will almost certainly not appear in your agreement as a defined force majeure event, there should be language broad enough to encompass health pandemics...


Follow the link for more information 
https://www.robertallenlaw.com/force-majeure-and-purchase-and-sale-agreements/
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COVID-19 INDUSTRY UPDATE
March 27, 2020

COVID-19 INDUSTRY UPDATE

​In their latest industry briefing the Holman Fenwick Willan yacht team consider some of the key issues being encountered by clients coping with the repercussions of the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. Amongst other things, yacht owners are considering their employment arrangements and preparing to lay up yachts, some charterers have begun to look for ways to cancel their charters and some yacht builders are notifying buyers of force majeure related delays.
The full briefing can be downloaded 
here.

We are continually monitoring the developing COVID-19 outbreak and implementing contingency plans to protect our colleagues, clients and everyone in the HFW community. We have systems in place to allow remote working across our international network, and want to reassure you that we continue to be fully available for you during this difficult time.

Click on the link to view the full report. 
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SCOUT II BACK ON THE MARKET
February 3, 2020

SCOUT II BACK ON THE MARKET

Known for excellent sea-keeping, SCOUT II is back on the market. She is available for inspection in Fort Lauderdale until the end of March. She leaves for the Mediterranean in April where she will spend this coming summer.

Purpose-built for exploration by the British shipyard Brooke Marine in 1993, the original owner required a robust, world cruising yacht. While the yard looked to their commercial tug platforms to meet the tough seakeeping specification, the owner hired Terry Disdale for the external styling and interior decoration to ensure the project was built to true yachting standards.

Extended from 34m/111’ to 40m/130’ in 2018, she is beamy and stable, with excellent interior volume and deck spaces. She is powered by 3408TA Caterpillar engines and all key equipment and machinery has either been replaced or overhauled in the last two years. Her mast has been redesigned, the stern provides great access to the water and the remodeled bow with increased height and flair makes for dryer decks and larger tenders forward.

The interior is classic but light, a masterpiece of Disdale design. The upper deck features a huge sky lounge and office with outside dining and seating on the large sky lounge deck.  SCOUT II can sleep 9 guests in four staterooms on the lower deck and carries 9 crew. Asking $9,900,000 SCOUT II represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a serious and well proven explorer yacht.

Please note that SCOUT is not available for sale to US residents while in US waters. Contact Stuart Larsen for more information at +1 954 328 6553 or
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or visit http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/321-scout-ii.cfm .
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SEA FOREVER CLOSE UP
February 13, 2020

SEA FOREVER CLOSE UP

The 28m I 93’ Sea Forever has the feel of a much larger yacht. Every inch of her internal volume is put to good use and her performance is equally impressive. Capable of reaching the most remote locations where supplies are not easily available, she carries 12,000 USG (45,000 liters) of fuel and has a 5,600nm range at 8.5 knots. She is powered by two 500-hp fuel efficient Lugger engines and outfitted with environmentally friendly systems and equipment.

Designed by Ed Fry for comfortable world cruising, her bow rises one-and-a-half decks above the water, with the solid bulwarks adding more height to better handle long wave pitches.
The spacious Interior in unstained maple is by David Boudreau. With large windows and a functional layout, she is welcoming and easy to maintain. She sleeps 8 guests in 4 staterooms. The Master Suite is aft on the bridge deck and features large windows with beautiful 180° views, an office area and a protected private deck.

Sea Forever has only ever been used privately and is in pristine condition. She was fully refitted in 2018 and is ready to cruise anywhere in the world.
Check out the links below for a close up view of her decks and interior. Well-priced, well proven and properly maintained, Sea Forever simply outshines the competition.  

Sea Forever is Please note that Sea Forever is not available for sale to U.S residents while in U.S. waters.
now asking USD 6,500,000. Contact Stuat for more information at +  +1 954 328 6553 or
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com
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PERFORMANCE IN 2019
February 2, 2020

PERFORMANCE IN 2019

With the US brokerage market that continues buoyant notwithstanding the geo-political buffeting of the past year, Stuart’s sales record remains consistent. 

                                                                             2019 IN NUMBERS
 Number of yachts
sold in 2019
 
6
 
Total LOA of yachts
sold
  
320m / 1050’

 
 
Total asking prices of
yachts sold
 
€ 344m*/$ 395m*

 

With six yacht’s sold, including the 83m Amels Here Comes the Sun, the 85m Lurssen Areti, and the delivery of the 63m Hakvoort Scout II, Stuart has sold 33 yachts since 2015, averaging over 6 sales a year. The average sales time remains under one year, which is remarkable in the industry.

Other sales in 2019 include two sailing yachts, the iconic Ciao Gianni and the Oyster  Columbo Breeze. Stuart acted for the seller in all sales other than the sale of Here Comes the Sun.

Currently Stuart represents nine central listings ranging from the 126m Octopus to the 34m Blue Too. In addition to Octopus, Stuart’s Central listings include the exploration yachts Alucia, Planet Nine and Sea Forever, the sailing yachts Georgia and Blue Too and the displacement yachts Sycara V, Dreamer and MAG III.
 Number of Central
Listings 2020
 
9
 
Total LOA of
Central Listings
 
550m/1804’
 
 
Total asking price of
Central Listings
 
€ 449m/$ 516m
 
 
For more information about current Central Listings visit
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-for-sale.cfm .
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING: M/Y SEA FOREVER
January 14, 2020

NEW CENTRAL LISTING: M/Y SEA FOREVER

Stuart is pleased to announce the Central Listing of Sea Forever, the 28m all-aluminum custom Exploration Yacht built by the Vancouver-based ABD Aluminum Yachts and delivered in 2007. ABD is known for its meticulously built, stout expedition yachts.
Built to cruise in remote locations where supplies are not always accessible, the need for
room, range, storage and efficiency influenced the yacht’s design and build.

Sea Forever has a 7.2m beam and an imposing bow, rising one-and-a-half decks above the water. Designer Ed Fry incorporated the high, bulbous bow to improve fuel efficiency and reduce pitching. He commented that “She’s built to survive 20-foot waves without shipping water.”

Sea Forever leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible and equipment includes an industrial waste compacter, an aerobic biological sewage treatment system and fuel-efficient propulsion. The two Lugger 500-hp engines by Northern Lights enable Sea Forever to reach a maximum speed of 12 knots, and have nearly a 5,000 mile range at 10 knots. All essential electronics are duplicated on the delightfully large flybridge.

The interior by David Boudreau is finished in soft-hued, unstained maple and flat walls display the wood’s flame-like structure. The overall effect is subtle and airy enhanced by the large windows on all levels.
Sea Forever can accommodate 8 guests in three staterooms on the Main deck in addition to the Master suite on the Bridge deck. The master is completely private and features sizeable windows on port and starboard and a sizeable personal aft deck. Sea Forever consistently feels larger than her 216 GT.
Sea Forever carries two good size tenders and has an extended beach club with a large lazarette kitted out to store scuba gear.

Proven beyond doubt, after undergoing a full refit in 2018, she embarked on an extended cruise of the South Pacific with stops in the Perlas Islands, Panama, the Galapagos and the Marquesas Islands and French Polynesia.

Currently in Tahiti asking $6,500,000, Sea Forever is a comfortable, seaworthy and efficient yacht, punching well above her weight. For more info contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or Stuart.Larsen@fraseryachts.com
Please note Sea Forever is not for sale to US Residents in US Waters. 
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PRICE REDUCTION ON MAG III, BENETTI 45m VISION
August 1, 2020

PRICE REDUCTION ON MAG III, BENETTI 45m VISION

Designed by Stefano Righini and delivered in 2009, MAG III is the most specialized Benetti Vision on the market.
Although recognized as a highly successful series in the charter market, MAG III has never chartered and shows accordingly. She offers the perfect layout, inside and out. She can sleep up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms including a raised master suite with private study, his and her bathrooms and a secluded forward-looking terrace. MAG III has an exceptionally large and multipurpose sun-deck, a tender garage, is MCA compliant and has transatlantic range.

Unlike many of the other Benetti Vision yachts currently for sale, MAG III is equipped with the all-important zero-speed stabilizers at anchor and has an elevator serving the lower to the upper deck.
Her interior was designed by the world famous Bannenberg and Rowell and was entirely refurbished including refinished woodwork and new lighting and furnishings by the present owner in 2015 with new carpets laid in 2019.

Reduced to USD 11,400,000 she is more competitively priced than the other similar Visions on the market which do not offer the same amenities or technical standards and levels of maintenance. As a further plus, MAG III is US Customs duty paid and has just completed her 10-year class surveys. She is certainly the best offering in the USA and better than any of those located in Europe.
Currently lying in Palm Beach, Florida, she can be viewed by appointment. Please contact Stuart for more information at +1 594 328 6553 or  or
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or visit http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/271-mag-iii.cfm .
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CLOSING 2019 WITH A BANG: HERE COMES THE SUN SOLD
December 17, 2019

CLOSING 2019 WITH A BANG: HERE COMES THE SUN SOLD

Exciting end-of-year news: Here Comes the Sun, the largest AMELS ever built, has been sold in an in-house Fraser deal with Stuart representing the Buyer. This is Stuart’s sixth deal in 2019, the second largest by LOA after the 85m LURSSEN Areti.

Built by AMELS as “The Head of the family”, Here Comes the Sun is a “celebration of the luxury experience at the highest level – a sublime combination of comfort, style and uncompromising design”.
The 83-metre superyacht is not only the largest AMELS yacht built to date but also the first AMELS 272 from the yard’s successful Limited Editions range. And the records don’t stop there. The design collaboration between AMELS, the exterior designer Tim Heywood, and the interior designer Andrew Winch goes back 30 years to the Jon Bannenberg days.

Built by experienced owners, the build was completed in only 2.5 years and delivered in 2017. At 2827 GT and counting six decks, Here Comes the Sun has more than 1,400 square metres (15,069 sq ft) of interior. The levels of finish, the lack of noise and the lack of vibration is remarkable throughout.
Among the most eye-catching features are a large Beach Club that opens on three sides, the Main Deck swimming pool and the Sun Deck party space with jacuzzi and open kitchen. Here comes the Sun carries a wide range of water toys, tenders and a huge waterslide from Sun Deck.

Here Comes the Sun was asking Eur 155,000,000. For more information contact Stuart at at +1 954 328 6553 or 
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com . 
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USD 3 MILLION PRICE REDUCTION ON SCOUT II
September 12, 2019

USD 3 MILLION PRICE REDUCTION ON SCOUT II

SCOUT is one of the first purpose-built exploration yachts, pre-dating the current trend by over 25 years. She was delivered by the British shipyard Brooke Yachts in 1993 and built to a tough specification.

Extremely competitively priced and in excellent condition following a huge upgrade in 2018, SCOUT II is now the most interesting deal on the exploration yacht market under 500GT. SCOUT II has transatlantic range, huge outside deck space on all decks, large interior areas thanks to the 9.2m (almost 30 feet) beam, accommodates 9 guests in four staterooms (including two masters) and a proven track record of global cruising.

The upgrade included a 5m extension aft and a 1m extension forward and the installation of a new mast. The bow has been reshaped, all key machinery and systems replaced or remanufactured, including zero speed stabilizers, new generators and air conditioning. All work has been approved by Lloyds.
SCOUT II’s exterior is a masterpiece of rugged strength and power. The interior, on the other hand, is in true yacht style, finished in limed teak, blues and white. Designed by Terence Disdale, SCOUT II offers a high degree of privacy with crew and guest areas cleverly separated.

Currently lying in Fort Lauderdale, she can be seen by appointment or click here for details 
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/321-scout-ii.cfm. Contact Stuart for more information at +1 954 328 6553 Stuart.Larsen@FraserYachts.com and please  note that Scout II is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters. 
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FLIBS UPDATE
October 30, 2019

FLIBS UPDATE

This year Stuart has four yachts on display at FLIBS from 30 October to 4 November 2019.
The 68.15m (224’) Sycara V on display at Pier 66. Built in Germany by Nobiskrug, Craig Beale designed Sycara V interior and her exterior styling is by Pure Design. A highly successful charter yacht, Sycara V has a bridge deck owner’s stateroom and seven additional staterooms. Her flexible interior can accommodate up to 20 guests. Amenities include an elevator, beach club, gym and massage room on the sun deck, tender garages and both large or private sun spaces on every deck. Sycara V completed a full refit including paint in 2017.

The 41m | 136’ DREAmer was designed by the American company Hargrave and built in Composite GRP at TSMM, Hargrave’s licensed shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. Built to RINA class for unrestricted navigation, DREAmer was delivered in 2010 and refitted in 2017. She feels exceptionally spacious for her size thanks to the 7’3” (2.22m) headroom and 27' (8.23m) beam.
DREAmer can sleep a total of 13 guests in five staterooms plus a children's cabin and carries 8 crew. Built by an experienced hands-on owner, she is ideal for private family use or for charter.

The 44.2m l 145’ MAG III is one of the most well-appointed of this very popular Benetti Vision series. Built by Benetti and delivered in 2009, MAG III was designed by Stefano Righini with interior décor by Bannenberg & Rowell.
Built and maintained to ABS Class, MAG III is MCA compliant and in fantastic condition following an extensive refit in 2016. MAG III accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms and the Master suite offers an impressive 270-degree forward view.

Built by Brooke Yachts, UK and designed by Terence Disdale, 39.6m SCOUT II is a sturdy and well-proven world cruising explorer yacht.
SCOUT II finished a multi-million-dollar upgrade and refit in 2018 which included a 5m extension aft and a 1m extension forward and the installation of a new mast. Her bow was reshaped, all key machinery and systems were replaced or remanufactured, including Zero Speed stabilizers, new generators and air conditioning. 

For information contact Stuart at Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or
 Stuart.Larsen@fraseryachts.com .
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$3.2 M PRICE REDUCTION ON S/Y GEORGIA
October 30, 2019

$3.2 M PRICE REDUCTION ON S/Y GEORGIA

Now asking $ 9,750,000 the 49m I 159' Georgia was the world’s largest sloop at the time of her launch in 2000. With her 59m carbon mast and eye-catching burgundy-red hull, she established herself as the trailblazer for a new generation of sailing yachts.
 
Built by Alloy in New Zealand with naval architecture by Sudio Scanu srl and Butch Design and exterior styling and interior design by Glade Johnson Design, Georgia was conceived as the ultimate family world cruiser. Designed for ease of sailing with a minimal crew, safety and cohesive design was paramount. Georgia has a low profile with unusually large windows which allow guests to look down onto the water. The sailing equipment is hidden below deck, a very unusual feature on a sailing yacht, and there is ample sailing gear storage in belowdeck 50 gallon storage drums. Her centreboard draft allows access to shoal cruising areas. Proven beyond doubt, since 2009 she has covered almost 115,000nm, circumnavigated the globe and won the 2018 St Barth’s Bucket!
 
Georgia has a beautiful cherry wood interior and is the only yacht of her size on the market with a full-beam Master Suite and a sixth stateroom or gym. She sleeps 10 or 12 in five staterooms with en-suite bathrooms and accommodates 8 crew.
When she was launched, Georgia won the Showboats award as the most innovative sailing yacht as well as the best sailing yacht over 38 meters.

For an appointment to see Georgia please contact Stuart by phone +1 954 328 6553 or at
Stuart.Larsen@FraserYachts.com . For more info check out http://www.yachtsparkbooks.com/georgia/ . Please note that georgia is not for sale to US residents while in US waters. 
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FRAMURA 3: the most attractive yacht under 500 GT in the fast yacht market
October 28, 2019

FRAMURA 3: the most attractive yacht under 500 GT in the fast yacht market

Stuart is pleased to announce the central agency of Framura 3 the 50m fast planning yacht built by Codecasa Shipyards in 2013. Framura 3 is an exceptional opportunity outclassing all yachts in her category in terms of performance, design, maintenance and pedigree.
Framura 3 has had one owner since delivery and although she has only been used privately, she is ABS classed and is fully compliant with the Malta commercial yacht code for short range navigation.
 
With hull and superstructure in aluminium, Framura 3 has top speed of 28 knots and a range of 1,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots. She is powered by 3 MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, 2600 HP each, coupled with two water jets and a Kamewa booster. For additional comfort at anchor, Framura 3 is equipped with gyroscopic zero speed stabilizers by Ship Dynamics.
 
The largest of the Sport series, Framura 3 is custom built with aggressive yet streamlined exterior lines and spacious, graceful interior by Anna Maria and Franco Della Role. The interior decor is light, bright and airy. The layout is functional across three decks. There are five staterooms on the Lower Deck including a full-beam VIP. The full-beam Master Suite is forward on the Main Deck and includes a separate private study, his and her bathrooms, dressing room and a gym with a foldable bulwark which opens up to become a private balcony over the sea.
 
Aft there is a large salon with plenty of natural light and comfortable seating. The dining area is located on the Bridge Deck which also has al-fresco dining for 12, well protected from the wind. Forward there is another sunbathing area which includes observation seating and two large sun pads and extensive storage under.

Framura 3 can accommodate nine crew in four double cabins plus the captain’s quarters on the Lower Deck. An 8m tender is housed in a garage with automatic door for easy launching with a purpose-built crane.  The Beach Club is generous for a high-performance yacht and access to the water is safe and easy.
Asking price Eur 12,500,000. For more information about this exceptional and very well priced opportunity contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or
Stuart.Larsen@fraseryachts.com .
 
Please note that Framura is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.
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Octopus video online  I  A whole new perspective
August 10, 2019

Octopus video online I A whole new perspective

The 126m Octopus is a feat of imagination and engineering. Still as ground-breaking today as when she was delivered in 2003, there is simply no other comparable yacht in the global fleet. She was built for long-range exploration and research and is uniquely fit for purpose. 

Being equipped with two heli-pads and an aft hangar which houses two large helicopters and the refuelling facilities, she functions as a proper heliport during navigation.

The scope of sea operations is equally articulated. Octopus carries an array of tenders including a Hinckley chase boat, a limousine capable of 30kns, two 9m inflatables plus a large number of smaller craft. The Hinckley is stored in the integrated dock together with a 10-person submersible. Unmanned underwater operations are carried out by the ROV which can operate at depths of 3000m, stream video to the ROV control room on board and collect marine samples with a robotic arm. All online, click on the icon below. 

Her exterior styling and naval architecture is by Espen Oino while the interiors are designed by the Seattle-based Jonathan Quinn Barnett who looked to Mid-century luxury ocean liners and Art Deco design for inspiration.
Videography by Franck Spire. 

Octopus will be spending the winter in the Mediterranean. For an appointment, contact Stuart Larsen at stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or +1 954 328 6553. Please note that Octopus is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters.
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING - M/Y DRAGON
September 19, 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING - M/Y DRAGON

Stuart is pleased to announce the Central Agency listing of Dragon, the new 80m superyacht built by Palumbo at its Ancona facility under the Columbus Yachts brand and delivered in May 2019. 

The brief for the naval architect Hydro Tec Studio specified “a classic all-white boat with a modern design and lots of windows.” Thanks to their 50 year plus experience in commercial shipbuilding, Palumbo was able to reduce the build time and, after constructing the hull in Naples, barged it to their newly acquired superyacht yard in Ancona where it was completed in 20 months. Time-saving methods included modular crew quarters, which were prefabricated and fitted before the hull left Naples.

At 79.5m and 2,210GT, owner and guest accommodations are split over 5 decks, all of which are served by an elevator, with the exception of the sun-deck. The sundeck is undoubtably one of Dragon’s highlights. It features a 7-metre, mosaic-lined pool and shaded Jacuzzi fitted into the funnel with a water blade cascade. A helicopter landing platform for an Agusta 109 or similar is forward on the main deck.
Outside living plays an important role in the design. In addition to outside seating and dining areas forward and aft, the 200 m2 beach club, enhanced by a backlit brilliant blue agate wall, includes a bar, a sauna a Turkish bath, and several relaxation and sunbathing areas.

The sophisticated interior designed with a Provencal twist by Francesco Guida is welcoming and easy on the eye. Dragon has accommodation for 14 guests in 7 cabins and the décor features brushed oak joinery combined with soft bronze or gold accents. The extensive master suite on the Upper Deck forward, has 180° views and includes a private sauna. A full-beam VIP suite is on the main deck, with four other guest suites and there is an extra guest or staff cabin on the lower deck. 
The main salon and dining room feature six panoramic glass windows. The largest of these 40mm-thick panes cover an area of 10 sqm and are supported by the superstructure without additional columns or pillars.

Dragon is powered by twin MTU main engines and has a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 6,200 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. The state-of-the-art wheelhouse was designed in collaboration with TEAM Italia, the international leader in integrated navigation systems.
A 9.5m custom limo tender built by Palumbo and a 7m tender are housed in a garage amidships on the starboard side while the crew tender and water toys are stored in side-opening compartments under the forward main deck.

Dragon will be on display during the Monaco Yacht Show from the 25 to 28 September on Quai Etats Unis, slip E14.
Check out
http://www.stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/330-dragon.cfm and contact Stuart for further information at stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or +1 954 328 6553 or +33 607 936 348. 
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING – M/Y OCTOPUS
September 9, 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING – M/Y OCTOPUS

Stuart is pleased to announce the Joint Central Listing for the 126m I 414ft OCTOPUS, built by Lurssen to an Espen Oino design and delivered in 2003.
 
One of the most well-traveled yachts in the world, it’s hard to overstate the impact of Octopus on contemporary yachting:  in terms of capability  versatility and vision, Octopus continues to outclass most, if not all, other large exploration yachts.
 
Octopus is equipped for extended cruising and exploration in extreme conditions. Built to Ice-class 1A and reaching max speed of 19kts, she has two helipads: one forward and one aft with access to a large helicopter garage for both. She carries seven various tenders including the 13.5m I 44ft custom Hinckley Talaria dive tender, an ROV and an array of water toys.
 
The hull design includes an integrated dock with lock doors at the stern. It separately houses a 60-foot submarine capable of carrying ten people as well as the Hinckley  tender in its own 62’ garage. When the vessels are inboard, the water is pumped out providing a drydock facility.
 
Imposing at 9,932 GT, her twin domed mast making her instantly recognizable, Octopus can house 26 guests in 13 staterooms. The interior is designed by the Seattle based Jonathan Quinn Barnett and amenities include a large cinema and a recording studio with a specially-designed floor to damp out the low-frequency noise and vibration, a private observation lounge above the owner’s deck, a beach club, pool, gym, and spa with hammam and sauna.
 
In superb condition having concluded an 8-month refit at Blohm+Voss including her 15-year class surveys, Octopus remains the benchmark for adventure and exploration yachting.
 
For an appointment, contact Stuart Larsen at
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or +1 954 328 6553. Please note that Octopus is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters.  


Photography Jan Sieg
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PLANET NINE AT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2019
July 25, 2019

PLANET NINE AT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2019

After an adventurous season which saw her sail to Antarctica across the Atlantic and back via the Pacific, PLANET NINE will take part in the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show at anchor in front of Port Hercules.

One of the most sought-after charter yachts on the market, she boasts an enviable track record in terms of numbers of charters carried out, charter destinations visited and gross charter revenues. Her performance has lived up to the expectations and ambitious cruising program of her owner. PLANET NINE returned to the yard for warranty work at the beginning of the summer and her overall condition and paint were remarkable notwithstanding the past 12 months of almost uninterrupted cruising in challenging conditions.

Delivered in last year, the 2,100GT PLANET NINE is Lloyd’s Ice Class 1D and can deal with sea ice up to 15 centimetres. She is equipped with a heli-pad and hangar for an 8-ton helicopter, large Rupert tenders and has dynamic positioning and zero speed stabilizers for comfort at anchor. Sha can sleep up to sixteen in eight staterooms and special features include a spa, cinema, all-deck elevator and a meeting room/library to ensure business needs are met even during long cruises.

PLANET NINE is asking Eur 85,000,000 and can be viewed during the show by appointment. For a virtual tour check out
http://www.yachtsparkbooks.com/planetnine/. Contact Stuart at + 1 954 328 6553 or Stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com for further information.

Please note that Planet Nine is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.
 
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USD 800,000 price reduction on Dreamer
July 16, 2019

USD 800,000 price reduction on Dreamer

Built by Hargrave at the GRP Composite specialists TSMM, DREAMer is one of the largest yachts built by the American company well-known for the deisgn and construction of mid-sized custom luxury yachts. DREAMer, now asking USD 8,950,000, is being sold by the original owner who is looking for a quick sale.

With good US pedigree, the 42.45m I 136’ tri-deck is the ideal family yacht. She makes the most of her 353 GT and can accommodate up to 13 guests in 6 staterooms. She has a flexible layout, a large sun deck, wide beam at 8.3m I 27’ and excellent headroom throughout at over 7 feet. Built to RINA class for unrestricted navigation, DREAMer has a 3,300nm range at 12kts and maximum speed of 18kts. DREAmer was delivered in 2010 and refitted in 2017.
The interior decoration is by Yacht Interiors by Shelley and features Italian leathers and suedes with mahogany cabinetry throughout. The bathrooms and galley are in Cesarstone.

The master is located forward on the Main Deck, with two VIPs and two geust staterooms on the Lower Deck, all with en-suite bathrooms. A separate kid’s cabin with bunk berths can be accessed from the starboard VIP. The owner friendly-galley on the Main Deck and the crew accommodation are finished to the same high standard as the guest areas.

Currently lying in Fort Lauderdale, DREAMer is US duty paid and can be viewed by appointment. For more information view  the link below or 
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/296-dreamer.cfm or contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or Stuart.Larsen@FraserYachts.com .
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING - SCOUT II
July 7, 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING - SCOUT II

The 40m (130’) SCOUT II is in a class of her own.
Delivered in 1993 by the historic British shipyard Brooke Yachts, and built to a tough specification, SCOUT is one of the first purpose-built exploration yachts, pre-dating the current trend by over 25 years.

Impeccably maintained by her three owners (all keen and experienced yachtsmen) SCOUT II has always been privately used and has a proven track record as a successful global cruiser. With a massive beam of 9.2m (just over 30ft) she is remarkably stable and seaworthy and has a 4.000 nm range.

During the last three years the current owner undertook an extensive, multi-million dollar upgrade and refit at two US shipyards. The projects included a 5m extension aft and a 1m extension forward and the installation of a new mast. The bow was reshaped, all key machinery and systems were replaced or remanufactured, including zero speed stabilizers, new generators and air conditioning. All work was detailed and photographed throughout and approved by Lloyds. At 397 Gross Tons, SCOUT II is unrivalled in her class in terms of volume, performance, deck space and versatility.

While her new profile and sleek new paint job make a nod to yachting glamour, SCOUT II’s exterior is still a masterpiece of rugged strength and power. The interior however, is 100% yacht. Designed by Terence Disdale, SCOUT II offers a high degree of privacy with crew and guest areas cleverly separated. The understated elegant interior is finished in limed teak, blues and white, in true yacht style.

The Owner’s study is on the upper deck and offers a 180-degree view forward over the wheelhouse, with a sky lounge aft. There are essentially two Owner’s staterooms on the lower deck, for reduced motion, both with showers and a tub. Overall SCOUT can accommodate nine guests in four ensuite staterooms and can carry up to 9 crew members.

The asking price is USD $12,900,000. Currently lying in Maine, she can be seen by appointment. Please note that SCOUT II is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters. Contact Stuart for more information at +1 954 328 6553
Stuart.Larsen@FraserYachts.com.
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NEW CENTRAL AGENCY - BLUE TOO
May 21, 2019

NEW CENTRAL AGENCY - BLUE TOO

Stuart is pleased to announce his appointment as Joint Central Listing Agent for Blue Too, the 34m I 112’ luxury performance ketch built in 1998 by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand to a Ron Holland design. She was refitted in 2008 and 2016 and has been maintained in first-class condition.

Blue Too, a blue water sailing yacht, has been proven over her lifetime with many transoceanic passages and a long list of regatta victories. This year she was the most impressive and consistent performer in the St. Bart’s Bucket, winning her class with three first place finishes and the largest cumulative margin ever recorded in the Bucket's history!

Blue Too’s design is traditional but includes state-of-the-art equipment like in-furling booms, bow and stern thrusters and a hydraulic transom with a fold-down stairway to the bathing platform. Her performance under sail is only matched by the superb quality of the Redman Whiteley Dixon interior.
Beautifully appointed throughout, she has extremely practical design features such as the master stateroom with companionway to its own private cockpit. The pilothouse has large windows while the full-width lower saloon has a formal dining area and a lounging and entertainment area opposite.

Blue Too offers accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 suites comprising her owner’s cabin, a double berth guest cabin and a twin berth guest cabin, all with ensuites. She can carry up to 5 crew but generally runs with only 4.

Blue Too is asking Euro 6,500,00 and is not available for sale to US residents while in US waters. Currently she is en-route to Palma, Spain.
Contact Stuart for more information at +1 954 328 6553 or
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or check out http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/313-blue-too.cfm

 
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IMPORTATION OF US BUILT TENDERS
May 20, 2019

IMPORTATION OF US BUILT TENDERS

A tender used independently of the mothership or towed on its own bottom requires its own registration. Tenders solely transporting guests between the mothership and the shore can be registered under the same registration as the mothership and are called “tender to”.
 
Like US built yachts, US built tenders are subject to 25% import tariffs when entering the EU. Depending on the registration, they can be imported under different customs schemes.
 
To summarize, a “tender to” follows the same rules as the mothership which, if commercial and imported into the EU before 22 June 2018, can be re-imported under the Return Good Relief (RGR) scheme and operate as before.  
 
If privately registered, a yacht can be imported under Temporary Admission (TA). In this case, once in EU waters, no EU guests may use the yacht or tender/s if the owner isn’t onboard.
A private yacht under TA may also charter, if it engages in the YET scheme. However, no EU residents may use the vessel or tender during the charter.
 
Things are slightly different for US built tenders with their own registration. These can be imported under the RGR scheme, if they qualify, or TA if they do not.
 
So what happens if the mothership qualifies for the RGR scheme and the tender doesn’t? The tender can be imported under TA. This entails an oral declaration (form Annex 71-01) which must also mention its association to the mothership.
 
As well as, the oral declaration, the mothership’s charter contract must state:
  • the tender's registration number and use;
  • that the tender is attached exclusively to the mothership;
  • that the tender is used for "shuttle operations", between the mothership and embarkation/ disembarkation dock;
  • that the tender is used only for short journeys which the mothership cannot undertake (navigation in shallow waters, for instance).
 
In the last case, EU residents might be allowed to use the tender during the charter under certain conditions. However, we are waiting to see how Customs defines ‘user’ before clarifying further.
Non-EU residents can use tenders without any restrictions, even without a charter contract in place since it is imported under TA.
 

Please note that the above is for the purpose of information only and does not  constitute legal advice. 
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PLANET NINE FEATURES IN \
February 5, 2019

PLANET NINE FEATURES IN "THE EXTRAVAGANT"

Back in the Mediterranean after a five-month cruise to Antarctica Planet Nine has redefined luxury exploration cruising. Launched in May 2018, Planet Nine anticipated the current fascination with off-the beaten-track, long distance cruising. Built for extreme conditions, her imposing profile by Tim Heywood is reminiscent of a military vessel. The interior layout is functional but as elegant as the exterior is rugged.
With safety and performance as well as comfort in mind, the hull and superstructure were built by the commercial shipyard Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia while The Italian Sea Group completed the build to luxury yacht standards.

Exploration is in Planet Nine’s DNA. She is Lloyd’s Register Ice Class 1D and can deal with sea ice up to 15 centimetres. She is equipped with dynamic positioning and zero speed stabilizers for comfort at anchor. Her commercially approved helideck, with an enclosed, below-deck hangar and refuelling facility, is accessed by a lifting platform for an eight-ton helicopter. The hangar allows Planet Nine to handle two aircraft at the same time.

The interior was designed by Tino Zervudachi (Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi) known for his use of colour and eclectic aesthetic. The yacht is elegant with stylistic flair yet has a cosy quality and does not feel over-designed. The interior and furniture were custom built by German luxury outfitter Fitz Interiors.
The Upper Deck houses the main indoor living area including a stunning Inside-Outside Salon, an Observation Lounge forward and a super-surround cinema with lounge beds. Business requirements have not been overlooked. A large meeting room/library with adjoining lounge is located on the Main Deck and there is a smaller private study on the Upper Deck.
Guest accommodations are spacious and sleep up to sixteen in eight staterooms including the full-beam Owner’s suite, a VIP on the Main Deck and another VIP with a private outside area on the Bridge Deck. An elevator serves all decks.

The Sundeck with Jacuzzi provides ample space for outside-living and “al fresco” dining. The teak panelled Beach Club is designed for use in hot and cold climates. The spa has a foldable bulwark which, when open, becomes a large sunbathing and lounging area on the sea. The spa is equipped with fitness equipment, a Hamman and a sauna.
Tenders include two high-performance 10m Rupert RIB tenders, one open and one limousine, a 6m Rupert crew boat and a rescue tender as well as personal water craft and an array of other water toys.

Most owners only use their yachts in summer or warm-water winters. Planet Nine is one of the very few yachts that has been designed for summer and colder winter long-range cruising”, says Stuart Larsen, “She is ahead of the curve and exemplifies clients’ growing appetites for new destinations and adventure cruising”.
Click link  for online viewing .

Asking price Eur 85,000,000
For information contact Staurt at + 1 954 328 6553
Stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com
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FRAMURA 3: the most attractive opportunity today in the fast yacht market
April 29, 2019

FRAMURA 3: the most attractive opportunity today in the fast yacht market

Are you in the market for a large, fast yacht with shallow draft under 500GT? And Mangusta doesn’t fit the bill? The 50m Framura 3 is an exceptional opportunity outclassing all yachts in her category in terms of performance, design, maintenance and pedigree.

Build by Codecasa Shipyards in 2013, Framura 3 has had one owner since delivery. Although she has only been used privately in the Mediterranean, the ABS classed Framura 3 is fully compliant with the Malta commercial yacht code for short range navigation.

With hull and superstructure in aluminium, Framura 3 has top speed of 28 knots and a range of 1,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 18 knots. She is powered by 3 MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, 2600 HP each, coupled with two water jets and a Kamewa booster. For additional comfort at anchor, Framura 3 is equipped with gyroscopic zero speed stabilizers by Ship Dynamics.

The largest of the Sport series, Framura 3 is custom built with aggressive yet streamlined exterior lines and spacious, graceful interior by Anna Maria and Franco Della Role. The interior decor is light, bright and airy. Light oak wood complements the dark wengé floors and the neutral tones of the fabrics are enhanced up by isolated touches of bright colour.

The layout is functional across three decks. There are five staterooms on the Lower Deck including a full-beam VIP. The full-beam Master Suite is forward on the Main Deck and includes a separate private study, his and her bathrooms, dressing room and  a gym with a foldable bulwark which opens up to become a private balcony over the sea. The gym can be accessed directly from the Master Stateroom or the main deck lobby.

Aft there is a large salon with plenty of natural light and comfortable seating. The dining area is located on the Bridge Deck which also has al-fresco dining for 12, well protected from the wind. The dining deck has a large pantry and dumb water to ensure a high standard of service.  Forward there is another sunbathing area which includes observation seating and two large sun pads and extensive storage under.

Framura 3 can accommodate nine crew in four double cabins plus the captain’s quarters on the Lower Deck. An 8m tender is housed in a garage with automatic door for easy launching with a purpose-built crane. 
The Beach Club is generous for a high-performance yacht and access to the water is safe and easy.

Established in 1825, Codecasa Shipyard is still owned and managed by the original family. Over the years, the yard has acquired a well-deserved reputation for high-quality, technological innovation, reliability, crisp design and comfort at sea. As the flagship of Codecasa’s proven Sports range, Framura 3 perfectly showcases the yard’s capabilities.

For more information about this exceptional and very well priced opportunity contact Stuart at +1 +1 954 328 6553  or 
Stuart.Larsen@fraseryachts.com .
 
Please note that Framura is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

 
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SCOUT DELIVERED
December 4, 2019

SCOUT DELIVERED

The 63m exploration yacht Scout (former project Brio) was delivered yesterday by the Dutch shipyard Hakvoort. Following her launch in Monnickendam at the end of 2018, Scout was towed from the Hakvoort facility to Amsterdam for final completion. 

Measuring 63.72-metres with a beam of 11.6 metres and a draft of 3.25 metres, Diana Yacht Design is responsible for her naval architecture while exterior and interior design are by H2 Yacht Design. Speaking of some of the standout features , Jonny Horsfield said: “The owner’s brief called for a rugged explorer style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel. The whole design process was centered around a romantic idea of original ocean exploration and Scout's design - inside and out - really reflects that. We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated forward sloping windows"
Horsfield continues. "We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic. There is a helideck and a forward observation lounge in addition to an expansive sun deck. She’s a fantastically unique vessel."

Designed for global navigation, Scout is powered by twin CATERPILLAR 3512C diesel engines with cruising speed of 12.5 knots and  top speed of 14.8 knots. She has a range of 4,800 nm at 12 knots and her Lloyds ice classed hull adds to her serious exploration attributes as a 'go-anywhere' world cruising yacht. 

Scout accommodates fourteen guests in total with four guests in two staterooms on the lower deck, eight guests in four staterooms on the main deck and the Owner's suite  is located  on a dedicated owner’s deck above.  The lower deck features the crew accommodations in nine crew cabins. Her captain's cabin is situated on the bridge deck. 
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PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2019
March 20, 2019

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2019

The Palm Beach International Boat Shoe is due to kick off on Thursday March 28. It is one of the most interesting ‘in-the-water’ brokerage and charter shows showcasing yachts for sale and charter up to 60m. The show is located along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island. It lasts for days, until March 31.

Stuart represents two pedigree yachts on display, MAG III and DREAmer.

MAG III
MAG III, is a 44.2m l 145’ luxury displacement yacht built by Benetti in 2009. Probably the most stylish of the very popular Benetti Vision series, the exterior was designed by Stefano Righini and the interior is by Bannenberg & Rowell and includes a number of special features including an elevator from lower to upper deck and zero speed stabilizers. The Master suite offers an impressive 180-degree forward view and has its own private deck area.
Built and maintained to ABS Class, MAG III is  in excellent condition following an extensive refit in 2016. She accommodates up to 12 guests in five staterooms and excellent spaces for entertaining, dining and relaxing including a spacious sun deck and a sky lounge bar. US duty paid. Asling prince USD 13,250,000. For more information see 
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/271-mag-iii.cfm .
MAG III is on display at DOCK E, Slip 111. 
 
DREAmer
DREAmer is a 41m | 136’ luxury custom displacement yacht built in 2010 and refitted in 2017.
Exceptionally spacious for her size thanks to the 7’3” (2.22m) headroom and 27' (8.23m) beam, she was designed by the American company Hargrave and built in Composite GRP at the top composite facility TSMM, Hargrave’s licensed shipyard in Antalya, Turkey.
Built to RINA class for unrestricted navigation and powered by two CAT engines, she has a 3,300-mile range, cruising speed of 12kts and top speed on 16kts.
DREAmer can sleep a total of 13 guests in five staterooms and carries 8 crew. She is ideal for family use or for charter, she is US duty paid. Asking price USD 9,700,000, 
DREAmer is on display at DOCK D.   
For more information see http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/296-dreamer.cfm or contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or Stuart.Larsen@FraserYachts.com .
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING - DREAmer
March 17, 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING - DREAmer

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SYCARA V
February 21, 2019

SYCARA V

"Right from the beginning the Owner had very clear and detailed views on how his yacht should look, and what she should be able to do. He had previously owned a variety of yachts, three of which were drawn by the design legend Jon Bannenberg. But this time he wanted something altogether different – a powerful and modern yacht design that retained an elegant appearance".                                                                      
 
Nobiskrug rose to the challenge and exceeded, rather than fulfilled, the brief. Sycara V is a custom full displacement yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure which includes fiberglass die-cast parts - a Nobiskrug specialty. This means any shape or size can be manufactured saving weight and construction time. The construction is sturdy and includes a sophisticated insulation system that ensures the yacht is quiet and vibration free.
 
The layout is extremely versatile with a number of different areas for relaxation on each deck. Facilities include a steam room, a massage room and gym  on the sundeck with a hot tub outside towards the bow. Sycara V can sleep up to 20 guests in eight staterooms with the Master stateroom on the Bridge Deck. Click on the link below for a tour.
 
In impeccable condition, Sycara V is in the Caribbean for the season. The asking price is Eur 59,5m. Please note that Sycara V is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters.

For more information contact Stuart at +1 953 328 6553 or stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com .
 
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ARETI – MY Home
February 14, 2019

ARETI – MY Home

Given the huge advantage of being able to accommodate more than 12 guests while cruising, Areti was built to PYC standards. Created in 2010, the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) is a classification alternative to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). PYC allows yachts of any length to carry up to 36 guests on international voyages without having to give up the look and feel of a luxury yacht. Areti can carry up to 18 guests and is the only 85m Lurssen built to PYC standards on the market today.

PYC standards require designers to think about the code from the earliest stages of design and engineering. For instance, guest accommodations and the engine room have to be flame retardant and allow for watertight compartments and escape routes. Winch Design rose to the challenge magnificently. Most of the wood in Areti’s interior is  veneer over aluminium. Thanks to superb design and craftsmanship, it is impossible to tell the difference from solid wood. Notwithstanding compliance with regulatory and safety considerations, Areti is every inch a luxury superyacht.
Areti accommodates 18 guests in nine staterooms. The owners’ deck, below the bridge deck, includes the owners’ suite and two additional staterooms for children, family members or VIP guests.

The master suite forward has a 180-degree unimpeded view. A private spa pool, sun bed and breakfast table for an intimate morning coffee are just forward of the suite. Two more convertible double / twin guest staterooms are on the main deck, with another four on the lower deck. Areti carries up to 28 crew onboard in 14 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Click the link and come on board!

Areti is available for inspection in Palm Beach and is expected to attend the Palm Beach International Boat Show in March. Please note that she is not for sale to US residents while in US Waters.
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SALES STATISTICS 2015 - 2018
April 2, 2019

SALES STATISTICS 2015 - 2018

Heading into 2019, yacht sales continue to be buoyant notwithstanding a fluid economic environment. Following the GFC, the past 10 years have seen increased sales globally; as of 2013, new markets have provided new opportunities while traditional markets have ratcheted up activity especially in the US.

Below is a snapshot of Stuart’s activity since 2015, highlighting key performance indicators. Stuart has sold 29 yachts in the past 4 years; 28 brokerage deals and one new construction project. The overall value of the sales, amounted to well over half a billion dollars and the yacht’s cumulative LOAs to almost 1,500 meters.

Stuart has averaged 7 sales every year for the past 4 years reflecting both the strength of his main market, the US, and his experience. The 2018 Superyacht Annual Brokerage Report states industry averages to be 40m for LOA and USD 10 million for asking price. Stuart’s average LOA for sold yachts is 49m while the average asking price is USD 25 million. Simply said, Stuarts sales average 20% higher in LOA and 60% more in value to the average market.

In addition to robust sales, Stuart has performed consistently across all market segments. The largest yacht Stuart represented was 107m (351ft) and the smallest was 15m (49ft). The number of exploration yachts coming on the market is increasing. Pedigree, classic displacement yachts will always find a new owner. Correct pricing and good maintenance, along with the correct broker are essential ingredients for a speedy and smooth sale.

Speed of sale is a key indicator for sellers. The average sales time of central listing represented by Stuart is 8 months. His listings sell, they do not languish on the market with continuing carry costs.

Stuart has worked with Fraser for the past 38 years. The Superyacht Report ranked Fraser first for the number of yachts sold over the past five years (212).  With 29 sales in the past 4 years, Stuart’s contribution amounts to 18% of Fraser’s brokerage sector’s market capitalization.
With the first sale of 2019 completed and 12 central listings on offer, (average and overall LOA of respectively 48m and 577m and average asking price and cumulative asking price of USD 37 million and just under half a billion dollars), Stuart’s has set the stage for another year of solid performance.
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ARETI - MY GAME
November 2, 2019

ARETI - MY GAME

Yachts are typically designed with a specific mission in mind. Some are built for sport and others for relaxation. Areti is in a class of her own by combining performance with versatility, and practicality with elegance.

Andrew Winch worked closely with Lürssen to create a vessel that would excel technically and in terms of performance but was also sporty yet elegant to suit the owner’s active lifestyle. When it came to construction, PYC compliance brought with it a more robust approach including more staterooms, and was deemed most appropriate proving that luxury and regulation need not be at odds.

The layout of the yacht has been extremely well considered.  The deck spaces  flow together seamlessly, whether the yacht is being used for entertaining, business, games and fun or sports. The forward helipad can be used as a large open-air sports or entertainment area. The sun deck becomes an inside-outside gym. The Bicycle Room and the Spa are adjacent to the teak lounge-like Beach Club which is equipped with a bar. Guests arriving via tender can walk directly into it. The Beach Club opens out onto a generous bathing platform with fixed lounging areas either side. Access to the water is easy thanks to a hydraulic staircase which is partly submerged when open. The beach club is equipped with a fresh water shower as well as inside facilities. 

Areti was designed to carry a large number of tenders and toys. The spaces and systems for managing them are on the Main Deck forward. Two garages are located under the heli pad and contain two 9-metre tenders by Yachtwerft Meyer, one is open and the other is a limousine tender.  A Pascoe Solas rescue tender, a Zodiac Solas rescue tender and two Sea-Doo jet skis round out the tender complement in the garages.

There is also a large assortment of smaller water toys and scuba equipment to enhance the enjoyment of life at sea while the yacht is at anchor. It's all about performance! Click on the link if you want to see Areti in fun mode!
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Hakvoort Shipyard launches 63m flagship superyacht SCOUT
April 12, 2018

Hakvoort Shipyard launches 63m flagship superyacht SCOUT

Hakvoort Shipyard is pleased to announce the successful launch of its 63.72-metre motor yacht YN249. Known as Project Brio during the build, the highly-anticipated project will cruise as SCOUT upon delivery to her experienced owners in Spring 2019.
 
Measuring 63.72-metres with a beam of 11.6 metres and a draft of 3.25 metres, SCOUT emerged from the Hakvoort shed in Monnickendam in North Holland on 1st December before being towed to Amsterdam for final completion. Amongst the works that will be completed in the Dutch capital is the installation of her mast, crow’s nest, radars, stabilizers and propellers.
 
Though construction of YN249 originally started under a different name, a change of ownership early on in the build process saw a complete change in direction for the steel and aluminum explorer yacht.  Hakvoort can now reveal that SCOUT features both interior and exterior design by Jonny Horsfield and his talented team at H2 Yacht Design, who worked closely with the owner to ensure the realization of a Dutch-quality new-build project that perfectly fits her owner’s taste and requirements. Diana Yacht Design is responsible for her naval architecture.
 
Speaking of some of the standout features on board, Jonny Horsfield says: “SCOUT has been an exciting project for the H2 Yacht Design and Hakvoort teams. The owner’s brief called for a rugged explorer style yacht intended to look like a conversion from a commercial vessel. We gave her crisp, distinctive lines and integrated forward sloping windows. We placed the tenders on the bow, leaving them exposed to add to the utilitarian aesthetic.
 
“There is a helideck and a forward observation lounge in addition to an expansive sun deck,” Horsfield continues. “It allows unobstructed views fore and aft which will be one of the focal points of living onboard. The whole design process was centered around a romantic idea of original ocean exploration and SCOUT’s design - inside and out - really reflects that. She’s a fantastically unique vessel.”
 
Powered by twin CATERPILLAR 3512C diesel engines, SCOUT is designed to cruise at 12.5 knots and will be able to reach a top speed of 14.8 knots. Combined with easy technical accessibility and minimum maintenance requirements, an autonomous range of 4,800 nm at 12 knots ensures that she will live up to her ocean-going credentials. Her Lloyds ice classed hull adds to her serious exploration attributes as a go anywhere world cruising yacht.
 
On board, she accommodates eight guests across four generous staterooms on the main deck, in addition to an impressive owner’s suite that is located on the dedicated owner’s deck above.  The lower deck features the crew accommodations consisting two staff cabins and nine crew cabins. Her captain's cabin is situated on the bridge deck.
 
Hakvoort Shipyard was introduced to the owners by Stuart Larsen and Josh Gulbranson of FRASER YACHTS who also organized the owners project team.
 
The successful launch of SCOUT marks a significant milestone for Hakvoort Shipyard. SCOUT will be the largest vessel in Hakvoort’s fleet upon delivery in a few months’ time, taking the title from the 61-metre motor yacht JUST J’S delivered in 2016.
 
Further details regarding YN249’s interior design will be revealed at a later date. 
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SYCARA V en route to Antigua
November 29, 2018

SYCARA V en route to Antigua

Having successfully completed the 2018 Mediterranean charter season, Sycara V is currently headed to Antigua, ETA December 10. She will spend the winter in the Bahamas, Caribbean and the US.

Sycara V is one of the most exceptional yachts on the market today. Beautifully built, impeccably maintained with outstanding technical performance, Sycara V was created by her experienced Owner in tandem with the German-based Nobiskrug shipyard.
Nobiskrug combined world class expertise and precision with innovative ideas and advanced technology. The construction is extremely detailed - from the sporty yet elegant exterior design to the aluminium and die-cast fiberglass super-structure, to the custom-made hot tub and machinery replacement logistics. Ease of operations and maintenance are key to Sycara V’s success, underpinning her durability over time and her present impeccable condition.
In 2011 she won the prestigious World Superyacht Award for Best Displacement Motor Yacht in the 60m-84m range.

Sycara V has an extremely versatile, well-thought through layout which includes different sun-bathing and relaxation options, a number of al fresco dining options, and stateroom configurations. An elevator serves every deck level from Lower Deck to Sun Deck. She accommodates up to 20 guests in 7 staterooms plus two staff cabins.

Sycara V is asking € 59,500,000. Please note she is not for sale to US residents while in US waters.

For more information contact Stuart.Larsen@Fraseryachts.com 
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PLANET NINE @ YACHTS by NEPTUNE
February 10, 2018

PLANET NINE @ YACHTS by NEPTUNE

For the original article in French, pls check out the link. 

The owner of Planet Nine had toyed with the idea of building a global exploration yacht for over ten years. A knowledgeable yachtsman, he anticipated the current interest in adventure and off-the beaten track cruising well ahead of the market. Launched in May 2018, Planet Nine has appeared just at the right time and with inimitable style.

Indeed, to call her an exploration yacht is slightly misleading. Planet Nine isn’t a conversion or a work-boat. Her streamlined profile, from the pen of the talented Tim Heywood, is reminiscent of a beefy military vessel with the same air of capability, solidity and power.

The owner, who was very much involved in the design and construction, focused as much on long-term voyages in extreme conditions as on traditional summer cruising. Serious, go-anywhere sea keeping characteristics were essential.  Planet Nine can deal with sea ice up to 15 centimetres thick thanks to her thick-plated and densely ribbed hull.  The hull and superstructure were built by the commercial shipyard Cantieri San Marco in La Spezia. She was then towed down the coast to The Italian Sea Group’s yard in Marina di Carrara for completion to luxury yacht standards. Planet Nine is the largest yacht the yard has built. “The result is excellent,” says The Italian Sea Group’s vice-president Giuseppe Taranto: “the specification was very tough and the client demanding but we are confident Planet Nine will be a benchmark for future projects”.

Planet Nine took over 30 months to finish and incorporates some very unique features. Ice classed 1D by Lloyd’s, her seawater intakes are protected from ice and low temperatures. She is equipped with dynamic positioning, essential for global cruising in sensitive areas, and zero speed stabilizers for comfort at anchor.
She has a commercially approved helideck designed with a lifting platform and an enclosed below-deck hangar suitable for an Augusta Grand or similarly dimensioned helicopter up to 8 tons in weight. The heli hangar includes a refuelling facility with storage for 9000 liters of fuel.
This means Planet Nine can handle two aircraft at the same time. One on deck and another stowed in the hangar which enables the yacht to operate a heliport and handle incoming flights even when the owner is on board.
“She is unusually versatile and can handle even the most complex logistic operations,” says Stuart Larsen from Fraser Yachts who represents Planet Nine for sale. “The layout has been well-thought out and is functional both in hot and cold weather conditions”.
The interior layout is as purposeful as the exterior. Although the superstructure is relatively small relative to her 2100 gross tons and 13m beam, the layout makes use of every inch of space.

Five of the eight guest staterooms are located on the Lower Deck, under the helideck. The engine room and the technical areas have been moved below the waterline to the what is usually known as the Tank Deck. Noise levels have also benefited from this arrangement.  
The interior was designed by Tino Zervudachi of the London-based studio Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi. The design and decoration are as much a response to the context as to the way the owner wishes to live life on board. Particular emphasis was placed on the use of colour and comfort. The yacht is elegant with stylistic flair yet has a cosy quality and does not feel over-designed.

Since she was built for extreme, long-distance cruising – she can cruise for 6,000 miles at 14 knots and a staggering 10,000 miles at 10 knots – business requirements have not been overlooked. A large meeting room/library with adjoining lounge is located on the Main Deck and there is a smaller private study on the Upper Deck.
The Upper Deck houses the main indoor living area. There is a stunning Inside-Outside salon, an Observation Lounge forward and a super-surround cinema with lounge beds.

Guest accommodation is spacious (sleeping 16 max) and well lit. In addition to the five guest staterooms on the Lower Deck with direct access to the Beach Club, two staterooms are located on the Main Deck, the full-beam Owner’s suite and a VIP, while another VIP, with a private outside area, is on the Bridge Deck. An elevator serves all decks from the Lower to the Sun Deck. There is also a dedicated crew elevator. Planet Nine can carry 20 crew.
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MONACO YACHT SHOW 2018
September 13, 2018

MONACO YACHT SHOW 2018

ARETI
Areti, the 85m (280’) 2,850 GT motor yacht, was built by Lurssen in 2017. Passenger Yacht Compliant (PYC) and built to Germanischer Lloyds, she is the only large new PYC certified yacht available for immediate delivery. 
"Elegant with a streamlined design, Areti has a welcoming, warm feel. Winch Design, responsible for her exterior and interior design, successfully balanced spaces that could seat 18 for dining yet with areas where one or two people could relax privately". Winch also found creative solutions to conform to the stringent Passenger Yacht Code rules and keep the luxury yacht feel. 
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/253-areti.cfm 

PLANET NINE
Planet Nine, the new 73m (240') Exploration Yacht, was designed by Tim Heywood and delivered in May 2018. Planet Nine is ice classed with massive volume measuring in at 2,100 GT. Her elegant and spacious interiors were designed by Tino Zervudachi and built by the German company Fitz.  Capabilities include helicopter landing and hangar facilities for an Agusta Grande or similar helicopter and a large beach club with water access for all tenders and toys.
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/12-planet-nine.cfm 

SAINT NICOLAS
Saint Nicolas is a 70m full displacement custom yacht build in 2007 by Lurssen. In perfect condition she has only had one owner since delivery and the same Captain for eight years. She has never been offered for charter.
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/202-saint-nicolas.cfm 

SYCARA V
Sycara V was built in Germany by Nobiskrug and delivered in 2010. The sturdy construction and a sophisticated insulation system ensure she runs extremely silently. With a cruising speed of 12.5 knots, a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 7,000nm she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury. Amenities include an elevator, beach club, gym and massage room on the sun deck, tender garages and both large or private sun spaces on every deck.
http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/256-sycara-v.cfm 


 
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NEW CENTRAL AGENCY  M/Y ARETI
August 27, 2018

NEW CENTRAL AGENCY M/Y ARETI

Stuart is pleased to announce his appointment as Joint Central Listing for Areti, the 85m (280’) 2,850 GT motor yacht, built by Lurssen in 2017. Passenger Yacht Compliant (PYC) and built to Germanischer Lloyds, she is the only large new PYC certified yacht available for immediate delivery.  She represents as a unique opportunity for a superyacht buyer to avoid a long wait to build.

Elegant with a streamlined design, Areti has a welcoming, warm feel. Winch Design, responsible for her exterior and interior design, successfully balanced spaces that can seat 18 dinner guests with areas where one or two people can relax privately.  The fresh American-classic interior is decorated in soft creams and taupes with accents of colour and includes recognisable Winch styling touches like the impressive staircase in the lobby.

Winch found creative solutions to conform to the stringent Passenger Yacht Code rules and keep the luxury yacht feel.  Areti can accommodate 18 to 22 guests, even in commercial charter mode. The eight guest suites plus the full-beam forward-facing master suite are located over three decks. With two VIP cabins for family, the owner’s deck can be entirely private. The master suite, with his and her bathrooms and separate dressing rooms, is surrounded by windows that face a partially covered outdoor lounge with a sofa, dining area and a spa pool.

All 8 guest suites can be set up as either kings or twins and two on deck guest suites as well as the two VIP cabins on the owner’s deck have an additional sofa bed for children. There is an additional double staff cabin on the main deck and a hospital below.

Aft, a spa with a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi pool and full depth plunge pool on the lower deck includes a light and open aft beach club. A full gym, including a 12-person spa pool outside is located on the bridge deck. All decks are accessible by elevator.

Forward Areti has a helipad for day or night-time use. The tender garages are located under the helideck and house two 9-metre Yachtwerf Meyer tenders in addition to a number of other tenders and toys.

Areti will be at anchor during the Monaco Yacht Show (26-29 September 2018) and can be viewed by appointment only. For information contact
Stuart.Larsen@Fraseryachts.com. Areti is asking Euro 175 million.

For more information check http://stuartlarsen.com/en/yacht-detail/02-yacht-for-sale/253-areti.cfm 

Not for sale to US residents while in US waters. 
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The International University of Monaco Yachting Track 2018
February 14, 2018

The International University of Monaco Yachting Track 2018

Yachting is a difficult industry to break into without experience. Being a niche industry it has been overlooked by mainstream academia. While training for jobs at sea is available, there is a scarcity of professional training for jobs on-land.
The Monaco based International University, IUM, is set to change this with the support of the Cluster Yachting Monaco. For the second year running, as part of the MSc Luxury Management Program the university organized a yachting familiarization course. Students wishing to gain further insight can sign up to the elective course in the second Semester.
While not career specific to a particular area of business, the program explores key areas from charter and sales, to fiscal, regulatory and contractual issues and client management.  

The program is built around a new construction project with specific client requirements in mind. Each module explores a key link in the new construction “value chain” as well as the players, the knowledge and skills required. The students are tasked with presenting a report highlighting the milestones and criticalities in the new construction process including criteria for selecting a broker, a yard, registration, and the contractual, legal and fiscal issues integral to yacht ownership.

Stuart Larsen discussed the role of a broker in a new construction process starting from the initial concept and budget, to the delivery and warranty works. His presentation highlighted the key steps and critical issues that are part of the process and, bearing on his extensive experience, how he handled them during past projects.

 
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ANTARCTICA - New CA
July 20, 2017

ANTARCTICA - New CA

Stuart is pleased to announce his appointment as Central Agent for the sale of 73m (240’) ANTARCTICA. ANTARCTICA is under construction at Admiral Yachts and is scheduled for launching in October 2017 with delivery in early 2018.

ANTARCTICA’s exterior is by the multi award-winning designer Tim Heywood who has produced some of the finest and largest yachts on the water. Her interior is designed  by the London based Tino Zervudachi, of Mlinaric, Henry and Zervudachi.  Great effort has been taken to create natural-looking spaces with stylistic flair that do not feel over-designed and are both elegant and intimate, ideal for all kinds of cruising venues and climates. The interior is built by the German contractor Fitz to highly detailed specifications.

At 2,100 GT and with a 6,000nm range, ANTARCTICA complies with Lloyd’s ice-class regulations and is equipped with a commercially approved helicopter landing deck and garage for an Augusta Grande or similar large helicopter. Large tenders and toys along with dynamic positioning and zero speed stabilizers complement her world-wide capabilities. With excellent deck space and a spacious interior, she has eight staterooms with two master staterooms on the Owner’s Deck.

A yacht for all seasons, ANTARCTICA features an enclosed observation lounge on the upper deck and a cinema on the Owner’s deck with independent access as well as a water level spa area. The formal dining area has floor-to-ceiling glass on three sides which slides back in warm weather for an intimate inside or outside arrangement.

ANTARCTICA is asking €85 million. 
 
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