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September 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING – M/Y OCTOPUSRevolutionary in terms of concept, design and engineering, OCTOPUS defined global exploration cruising

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 or +1 954 328 6553. Please note that Octopus is not offered for sale to US residents while in US waters.  

Photography Jan Sieg
July 2019

PLANET NINE AT MONACO YACHT SHOW 2019One of the most forward looking yachts on the market

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 Contact Stuart at + 1 954 328 6553 or for further information.

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

USD 800,000 price reduction on DreamerNow asking USD 8,950,000

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 or contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or .
July 2019

NEW CENTRAL LISTING - SCOUT IIPurpose-built exploration yacht: long range, huge volumes and fresh from a multi-million dollar refit

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
May 2019

NEW CENTRAL AGENCY - BLUE TOO34m high performance sailing yacht designed by Ron Holland

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 or check out

May 2019

IMPORTATION OF US BUILT TENDERSNo silver bullet but a range of options

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. 
© STUART LARSEN 2019 & Administration identification GEMEA Interactive