SCOUT II SOLDSteady demand in the US for well-maintained yachts
While the war in Ukraine and consequential sanctions on Russian owners has shaken up the market with fewer large yachts now available for sale or charter, Stuart says demand from the US market has remained upbeat and inventory is still low.
Scout II is one of the first purpose-built exploration yachts. Built to a tough specification and only used privately, her interior, exterior and equipment underwent multi-million-dollar upgrades over the past four years. She was extended by 5m aft and 1m forward. A new mast was installed and the bow was reshaped. All key machinery and systems were either replaced or remanufactured including new zero speed stabilizers, generators and air conditioning. Some interior fabrics and furnishing were replaced with an eye to maintaining the original Disdale style and blue and white color-scheme.
SCOUT II feels larger than her 397 GT. Thanks to her 9.2m (almost 30’) beam, she has huge outside deck spaces and large interior volume. Her well-laid out interior offers a high degree of privacy with crew and guest areas cleverly separated. There are two Owner’s staterooms on the lower deck, the ideal location for reduced motion, both with showers and tubs. Overall, SCOUT can accommodate nine guests in four ensuite staterooms and can carry up to 9 crew members.
Remarkably stable and seaworthy, SCOUT II has cruised extensively around the globe. Powered by two 507 HP Caterpillar engines, she has a max speed of 11knots and at 9knots her range is 4.200 nm. Scout II was asking USD 9.900,000.
tintin SOLDThe trend for swift sales continues strong
tintin is the newest of the new W 112’ series. Her exterior design and styling are by Westport that also completed the naval architecture and interior layout. Delivered in 2021, tintin is literally better than new.
In addition to interesting design features including the fiberglass composite hull, superstructure and shallow draft which make for increased speed, fuel-efficiency and low maintenance, tintin has a crisp, retro-minimalist interior custom designed by the in-house Westport Design team with detailed input from very knowledgeable owners.
At 207 GT she is larger than most yachts of similar length and offers excellent living space and outside decks, thanks to her wide beam 23’9” (7.2m).
The décor and layout are enhanced by the natural light from large windows along the superstructure and hull. The white palette with splashes of color includes new surfaces and materials successfully melding interior and exterior areas. Purposely designed for informal living on the water, tintin has an open galley with comfortable seating, a Westport hallmark.
tintin accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms including the full beam Master and VIP Staterooms on the lower deck and two guest staterooms (one currently equipped as a gym). All have en suite bathrooms. tintin can carry 5 crew including the captain in crew accommodations in 3 cabins.
Cayman flagged, tintin is powered by twin C32 Acert Caterpillar engines and reaches an impressive top speed of 23.5 knots and cruises at 21.0 knots.
tintin was asking US$17,500,000.
NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: CARINTHIA VIIA Tim Heywood masterpiece with a timeless, classic interior
Carinthia VII, originally Project Fabergé, features both exterior design and interior layout by Tim Heywood. The naval architecture was developed by Lürssen while her interior was designed by Ellerhorst and Kreuter. She is classified by Germanischer Lloyd’s AG (now DNV) and is Maltese flagged.
Built in steel with an aluminum superstructure, the six-deck Carinthia VII adds up to an impressive 3,643 gross tons. Her clean and uncluttered lines and powerful profile are a masterpiece of elegant understatement. Viewed from a distance, the main deck appears to have no windows but they are in fact concealed by darkened glass with black frames which are only visible close up. The deep blue color of the hull, which became known as ‘Carinthia Blue’, helps create this effect.
Rupert Mann of Rainsford Mann Design summed it up perfectly: “What makes the design of Carinthia VII so successful is the pure and elegant sheer line that draws the eye from the bow to stern so effortlessly. The clever trick of dropping the sheer line one deck down aft, gives her a dynamic and purposeful bow shape forward”.
Equally remarkable is her performance package: powered by four 10,060hp MTU diesel engines she cruises at 22 knots and has a top speed of 26 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots.
Carinthia VII was designed as a family yacht and has only been used privately by her original owner. Equipped with a ‘touch and go’ helipad, and a full spa and wellness area opening onto the water, Carinthia VII also has exceptional deck spaces surrounded by glass bulwarks that not only protect from the wind but offer magnificent views over the water.
Carinthia VII can accommodate up to 14 guests in eight luxurious staterooms. She has a separate owner’s deck with a private drawing room, VIP stateroom and a beauty parlor as well as six staterooms on the main deck and carries 40 crew on two deck levels.
Carinthia VII is in immaculate condition having completed her 20-year surveys in March 2022. Contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PLAYPEN SOLDStuart’s second sale in 2022 with demand remaining stable
Built entirely in GRP, the naval architecture and exterior design are by Setzer Design known for their ocean-going and "bluewater-ready” yachts with good sea-keeping ability. A proven world cruiser – she recently completed a world circumnavigation, PLAYPEN’s shallow draft allows her to cruise in almost any location.
The design is a careful balance between contemporary and classic style ensuring PLAYPEN continues to be appealing more than a decade after her launch. The spacious interior is by Sean Pavlik who maximized interior volumes making PLAYPEN feel more like a 50m yacht.
PLAYPEN has been maintained in pristine condition thanks to recent upgrades to the electronics, engineering systems and furnishings. She was fully repainted in 2019 and completed her ABS 15-year survey in 2021 including the generators rebuild.
PLAYPEN features five generously-sized staterooms including a full-beam master suite on the main deck, two doubles and two twins comfortably accommodating up to 12 guests. All staterooms are finished with high-gloss wood and burl paneling. PLAYPEN can carry 8 crew accommodated in four cabins.
Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, Playpen cruises at 12 knots with a max. speed of 17 knots. At 11 knots she has a range of 3,000 nautical miles. She is also fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilizers for comfort at sea and in port.
PLAYPEN was asking USD 13,500,000.
NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: tintin, WESTPORT 112'Better than new and immediately available
tintin is the newest of the new W 112’ series. The fiberglass composite hull and superstructure make her a fast and fuel-efficient yacht. The non-corrosive composite construction requires less maintenance and maximizes comfort and performance, including excellent sound reduction and thermal insulation.
Thanks to her shallow draft, efficient hull shape and twin C32 Acert Caterpillar engines, tintin reaches an impressive top speed of 23.5 knots and cruises at 21 knots.
tintin has a crisp, retro-minimalist interior custom designed by the in-house Westport Design team with detailed input from very knowledgeable owners. The wide 23’9” (7.2m) beam dramatically increases the living spaces in the guest and outside deck areas. The décor and layout are enhanced by the natural light from large windows along the superstructure and hull. The white palette with splashes of color includes new surfaces and materials successfully melding interior and exterior areas. At 207 GT she is larger than most yachts of similar length.
The open galley, a Westport hallmark, with comfortable seating at the bar or on the settee. Large windows either side with a sky light above help create an informal environment. Overall, tintin’s layout for onboard operations and crew service is very well designed.
tintin has great exterior deck spaces, including a huge area on the sundeck aft of the raised pilothouse with hot tub and relaxation area. ‘Al fresco’ dining is on the main deck aft which also has a bar for informal eating or drinks.
tintin accommodates up to 8 guests in 4 staterooms including the full beam Master and VIP Staterooms on the lower deck and two guest staterooms (one currently equipped as a gym). All have en suite bathrooms. tintin can carry 5 crew including the captain in crew accommodations in 3 cabins.
Beautifully maintained and immediately available., tintin is one of the best equipped and spacious yachts in her class on the market today. Asking US$17,500,000, tintin can be viewed by appointment in South Florida. For more information, contact Stuart at email@example.com or +1 954 328 6553.
HAS THE BROKERAGE MARKET PEAKED?Stuart Larsen on an exceptional year, the evolution of the market and his predictions for 2022
How did you enter the world of yacht brokerage, can you give a bit of an overview of your career?
I fell into yachting by chance, like most of my peers. After graduating from law school in New Zealand, I took a year off to travel. I had a scholarship to Harvard University but I wanted to see a bit more of the world before getting serious about what I thought would be a legal career. The era of cheap travel hadn’t arrived yet and Kiwis didn’t travel as much as they can now but, regardless, off I went.
After spending a brutally cold Christmas in New York, I travelled to Florida in search of the sun, something more like Christmas at home. Funds were running low and having done a lot of competitive sailing in New Zealand, I easily got work and accommodation on a boat in Fort Lauderdale.
Of course, with my Kiwi accent I met many people in the yachting business and made friends with a well-established yacht broker who had just started his own company. He decided he wanted to take me under his wing and offered me a sales position in his company. I didn’t know anything about brokerage, let alone that it could be a viable business, but I wanted to find out more. It certainly seemed more exciting than more law books. It was – and I have never looked back.
I joined Fraser Yachts in 1980 and have been with the company for my entire career, through five different ownerships. My parents, of course, were horrified. I do not think my father forgave me until I sold the new build project for Octopus almost twenty years later! He still wanted me to be a lawyer…………..
How do you see the industry has changed during your years as a broker?
Apart from the obvious - the size, length and number of yachts and cruising grounds have increased significantly – the more interesting changes are less evident.
It was the early days of the internet and I was lucky to count among my many clients a number of first-generation IT and tech entrepreneurs whose innovations literally changed the way we live. They were curious, creative, technically minded and fascinated by the natural world. Communications and IT meant that they were no longer tied to their desks. Now it was possible to travel and explore while still keeping tabs on business. The yachts they bought and built reflected their spirit of innovation and technical boldness. For example, Octopus with her integrated dock, dual helicopter landing pads and submarine, the tender capability of Tatoosh – Senses, Skat and many others, all come to mind. At the time, barring ships for warfare and rockets for space, yachts were the most sophisticated and complex craft man could devise.
The industry as a whole is just catching up now: helicopters, large tenders, spas and beach clubs, even submarines on the larger yachts, are more commonplace. But there is a key difference. The design used to be driven by the function, today most yachts are designer yachts, where design for design’s sake overshadows the functionality. There are a few recent, glorious exceptions - Artefact springs to mind, a rare combination of a visionary project, managed by a talented captain supported by a creative, design team and a yard willing and able to innovate technically.
The past twenty years has also seen the rise of production and semi-production yachts. They are more standardised since they need to appeal to a larger market segment. They take less time to build and the yard can manage the projects more efficiently – there are fewer problems to solve, less issues to go wrong. While the demand for custom yachts continues, only a handful of yards have the know-how or interest to build anything custom, bigger than 80 metres. But now we see the market maturing with yards focused on guiding demand and creating, rather than following, trends.
What are the biggest challenges brokers face in such a competitive market?
I don’t think the key challenges have changed over the years. Numbers have increased so there is more inventory to get to grips with. New yards have sprung up globally so it’s more difficult to track every new project. The internet has helped manage the overload and tools like the MLS systems have become invaluable but they are no substitutes for hard earned knowledge and experience. There are too many brokers who think it’s an easy and glamorous business. Everyone is ready to talk the talk but much fewer are willing to walk the walk. There are only a handful of companies that can offer clients proper advice, service and guidance and I am astounded at the lack of knowledge some brokers have when dealing with yachts over $20 million. I sometimes ask myself if I was a buyer or a seller, would I entrust my $20 million business to that person………….
But, essentially the role of a broker hasn’t changed over the years. The challenge is doing it right. We all talk about so-so having sold this or that yacht. A broker doesn’t sell a yacht; his (or her) job is to make the sale happen. This is achieved by smoothing out all the snags, hitches (and ruffled feathers and egos) that are part and parcel of every sale. Personalities are large, the stakes are larger and all parties want to be the winner. The aim is to enable the parties to reach an agreement that all can live with. This means having a clear idea of the outcome you need to reach and managing each step of the process. It is time consuming, requires a lot of thought, idea tossing, fine tuning and creativity. It’s a long-haul journey. Interestingly, while we have a lot more tools, they don’t necessarily make the job of a dealmaker easier. Like building a yacht - you can’t compress the process, it requires time, attention, a good blueprint, a shared road map and a thorough understanding of the yacht sale process in order to arrive at a closing.
You have had an exceptional year, with some major sales. What do you think are the secrets to success in the big boat market?
I am still surprised when I look at the numbers. I sold 14 yachts in 2021 which translates into more than three quarters of a billion dollars and over 800 metres (2,624’) in length. In terms of gross tonnage, the total volume of yachts I have sold is equivalent to the gross tonnage of forty-five 50 metre yachts!
More importantly, I have acted for young, first-time buyers as well as for clients I first dealt with 30 years ago. It has also been a great privilege to be asked to represent yachts Iike Skat and Octopus which I originally sold as new build projects, in addition to the other 12 sales this year.
The secret? Well, experience and business acumen are essential. Working with a well-respected company with an international presence is also important since our clientele is global. Marketing plays an increasingly central role, all the more so during the pandemic when buyers were not always able to visit a yacht in person. Really it still all boils down to knowing your business, saying it how it is and building up trust.
What do you think 2022 holds for the yachting industry?
The 2021 boom was unexpected. I think most companies were bracing for a downturn, even as bad as the GFC. The onset of the pandemic was so fast there was no time to think things through and certainly no historical map to guide us.
Then, all of a sudden business picked up rather than falling off a cliff like we anticipated. It was an eye opener until we realised that yachting provided an escape from the constraints of social distancing and lockdowns. Coupled with a booming stock market and the availability of cheap money, the yachting market simply exploded. However, the sheer size of the surge in demand was astonishing, both in brokerage and new construction. I don’t think 2022 can be such an extraordinary year.
Good brokerage inventory is short, shipyards are full and, in many cases, over-extended. Some are not even contemplating discussions, let alone commitments with clients for new builds until their backlogs subside. A repeat of 2021 in sales is not feasible but, overall, the yachting market will remain upbeat as the inventory works its way through the various stages of ownership. Interest in yachting will almost certainly remain high since the impact of the pandemic is going to be with us for a long time. Barring, of course, an increase in the cost of money or a significant slow-down of economic recovery impacting asset markets, yacht sales and prices should hold steady or firm up some more.
To date, the surge in numbers and asking prices should provide a springboard for new investment in greener, more sustainable solutions. Younger owners are more attuned to environmental issues and likely more willing to pay a premium for effective solutions, but green has a long way to go to become mainstream.
On the downside, there has been a lot of over-promising from many builders. We need to be ready for some disappointing and late deliveries from some yards, driven by not only Covid slowdowns but ongoing supply chain issues and some shipyards’ inabilities to scale-up fast enough and reorganise workforces to the new levels that are now needed.
SKAT SOLDStill ground-breaking after all these years…
“In my view SKAT was one of the most exciting yachts on the market this year. – said Stuart – “She was extraordinarily well built, impeccably maintained, and her layout and design are innovative and elegant. Her enduring appeal was confirmed by the extraordinary interest shown by buyers during the Monaco Yacht Show”.
What makes SKAT so unique is the seamless continuity between her exterior and interior in terms of design, layout and décor. Functionality sets the tone since living in comfort at sea, in hot and cold climates, was a key priority. The exterior is essentially a succession of flat surfaces, the only curve is the striking sweep of the bow. The grey paintwork highlights SKAT’s uncompromising lines.
The interior is as essential as the exterior. Built for comfort rather than show, the elegant, minimalistic interior by Marco Zanini looks as modern today as when SKAT was built. There are no superfluous lines or decoration. The construction brief called for as much natural light as possible. The glass conservatory on the bridge deck allows natural light to come in from above and below so one really has the feeling of living on the water. In order to optimize space, and cater for work and play, the layout is designed to be flexible: the dining room doubles as a meeting room, the main salon as a cinema, even the elevator can be used as a dumb waiter, with custom shelving popping out for dinner plates, when guests are seated for dinner.
In terms of performance, SKAT sets equally high standards. She is one of the quietest yachts afloat. The floating floors are fixed on shock mounts to eliminate all vibration and, while cruising at 14.3 knots, 45dbA was recorded in the salons and 34dbA in the Owner’s stateroom. Two big, stainless steel-encapsulated exhaust systems reduce exhaust noise to barely audible levels.
SKAT is heli capable and can land and carry an EC135 or Agusta 109 in private use. The equipment to refuel and maintain the helicopter is located in the raised helipad which can be made ready for landing or departures in minutes.
Three years into the project, her naval architect, Espen Øino summed up the entire build team’s feelings by saying “SKAT is a yacht like no other”. This continues to be true almost 20 years later.
SKAT was asking Euro 49.5m.
OCEAN Z soldStuart's 12th sale in 2021
The ideal family yacht, Ocean Z’s elegant but aggressive exterior lines were designed by Zuccon International Project while the naval architecture is by Custom Line Spa.
Built entirely in GRP, the Navetta 33 series embodies Italian style and flair. Known for her large interior volumes with lots of natural light, Ocean Z makes excellent use of here 262 GT. In addition, her exterior spaces rival a 40-meter vessel.
The beautiful, contemporary interior designed by Giuseppina Arena is both comfortable and welcoming. The neutral tones and large windows create a relaxed holiday atmosphere. A starboard side balcony in the main salon is ideal for inside/outside living.
Ocean Z can accommodate up to 11 guests in five well-appointed cabins, including a master suite on the main deck. Lower deck staterooms include three queen bed cabins and one double with a Pullman bunk. All cabins have a full en suite bathroom. The staterooms are quite large and very comfortable for a yacht in this size range. Ocean Z also has accommodation for 5 crew members including the captain.
OCEAN Z’s large outdoor living spaces perfectly complement her interior. Elegant and well-laid out, she has different areas for relaxing and socializing. Her sundeck showcases a forward whirlpool with sunbathing area, a wet bar, alfresco dining and a lounge seating area.
Ocean Z is powered by two Caterpillar C32 12V 1600 hp engines giving her a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Her maximum range at cruising speed is 1,500 nautical miles.
Ocean Z he was asking $ 8,350,000.
MIA ELISE II WALKTHROUGH VIDEO ONLINEFind out what makes MIA ELISE II such an enjoyable yacht
MIA ELISE II exceeds expectations: in terms of layout, performance and capability. She is the perfect yacht for an active owner and guests with large outside decks and a spacious interior thanks to her generous 9.75m (32’) beam. At 916 GT she has almost double the volume of two 50m yachts. A large beach club with good access to the water, gym and spa and a completely private owner’s deck (with VIPs for children) served by an elevator explain why she is such a successful pleasure yacht.
MIA ELISE II is a full custom yacht with a modern classic interior by Patrick Knowles Maintained in excellent condition by a longstanding crew, she was fully refit in 2016, and the interior was refurbished in 2020. Like all Patrick Knowles interiors, MIA ELISE II is at once a “plush place of comfort and a most visually stunning environment” as crisp now as when she was delivered.
Designed by Geoff Van Aller with naval architecture by Trinity Yachts, MIA ELISE II has a draft of 2.8m or just over 9’, making her one of the largest yachts in the world capable of accessing Bahamas waters. Zero-speed stabilizers ensure comfort at anchor.
MIA ELISE II accommodates up to 13 guests in seven staterooms, three on the Owner’s deck and four on the lower deck. One stateroom currently doubles as a private study. MIA ELISE can carry up to 16 crew members in 9 cabins including the captain’s and chief engineer’s cabins on the main deck.
Cayman registered, MIA ELISE II is classed by ABS and is MCA compliant. Her twin 3516 Caterpillars provide a cruising speed of 11.0 knots and a top speed of 18.0 knots. At 11 knots her cruising range is 3,500 nautical miles. Proven beyond doubt, she has completed at least 12 Atlantic crossings. MIA ELISE II carries two tenders and a huge fleet of water toys.
Her asking price is USD 38,000,000. Please note that MIA ELISE II is not for sale to US Residents in US waters. For more information, contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
NEW CENTRAL LISTING – AWATEAA rare opportunity in a booming market with inventory in short supply
In 2019 AWATEA underwent a major refit, including hull paintwork, custom tenders, engine room overhaul and an AV and IT refit. The interior was redecorated by the talented owner/designer Peter Tatham who lightened the palette and refreshed all the soft fabrics providing an elegant “New England” twist to the original nautical style.
Although AWATEA has only been used privately, she can be operated on a full professional basis. Built to Lloyds and MCA, she was the first Dutch motor yacht to be constructed for charter under the new guidelines for Commercial Cruising Vessels (CCV). AWATEA was nominated for the 2009 World Superyachts Award.
AWATEA has a dynamic silhouette characterized by a sweeping line that extends from the stern to the top of her superstructure. Her sundeck with whirlpool and bar and indeed
all exterior deck areas are spacious and functional. The exterior finish is classic nautical with teak caprails and veneered recesses around windows. She has a level of warmth and personality that is rare on yachts of her size.
AWATEA feels more like a 50m+ yacht than a 45m. Her spacious interior which feels much larger than her 499 gross tons includes elements of sailing yacht décor. Warm mahogany panels, beautifully beveled raised panel joinery and white surfaces are combined to great effect.
AWATEA accommodates 10 guests in five staterooms and up to 12 using pullman berths, as well as 9 crew. The full beam owners’ suite, accessed via a study, is located forward on the main deck. It feels very airy thanks to large windows and exceptional headroom of 2.30m or 7’6”.
The lower deck has four guest cabins, larger than those commonly found on a 45-metre boat including two double or twin cabins and two VIPs, each with an en-suite bathroom and an extra Pullman bunk. All cabins feature Creston controls to manage the Kaleidescape AV system, lighting, curtains and air-conditioning.
AWATEA is powered by two Caterpillar diesel 3508B engines and has a range of 4,600 nm at 11.3 knots. With proven seaworthiness including trips to Norway, her full displacement hull is capable of comfortable worldwide cruising, also thanks to her VT Naiad zero speed stabilizers.
Beautifully maintained and ready for immediate use, a rare opportunity in the current market, AWATEA is asking Euro 19.5m and can be viewed by appointment in the Rybovich Free Trade Zone in West Palm Beach, Florida. Contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or email@example.com.
ANNA I SOLDClassic design and impeccable pedigree
Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of ANNA I the 67m Feadship built in 2007 by the De Vries Feadship yard. ANNA I is Stuart’s 11th sale in 2021.
A beautiful, classic Feadship, ANNA I’s exterior and interior design are by Michael Leach recognized for his innovative design and well-thought-out general arrangement plans that work properly for guests and crew alike.
ANNA 1 is helicopter capable and her impressive engineering and design won her an award in the Best Displacement Motor Yacht from 1300GT to 2999GT category at the World Superyacht Awards. She underwent a comprehensive refit in 2021 including complete paintwork.
She has a number of unique design features: a folding terrace affording unique sea views from the port-side dining room, the master suite on two levels with observation lounge and private deck forward, an enclosed gym on the sun deck and the upper salon which doubles as a disco with a custom-made dance floor.
ANNA I accommodates up to 17 guests in 7 spacious staterooms. Her elegant interior is finished in satin polished burr elm, flame mahogany and decorated with museum-quality handmade furnitureby Silverlining Furniture.
Anna is powered by twin Caterpillar main engines and has a 5,100nm range at 13 knots and maximum speed of 16.7 knots. She is equipped with Quantum zero-speed stabilizers and accommodates 18 crew.
ANNA I was asking Eur 53,900,000.
FIVE YACHTS IN MONACO YACHTS SHOW Three at the dock and two at anchor
Collectively adding up to over 10,000 gross tons, each of the yachts has a distinctive track record and individual features that set it apart, in terms of design, performance, track record and build quality and capabilities.
The 92m TATOOSH was built by Nobiskrug with exterior styling and naval architecture and interior by two industry legends, Claus Kusch and Terry Disdale. Tatoosh spans six decks and - one of her most distinguishing features - carries an extraordinary range of tenders, two of which are over 13m. She is heli-capable with an on-board refueling system. Commercially registered and MCA complaint, she has an amazing track record of global cruising.
C2 was designed as a family yacht, a home on the water. Built by another renowned German shipyard, Abeking and Rasmussen in 2019, her hull was extended by 7m to incorporate a new 3rd generation beach club and swimming pool on the main deck aft. If anything, the refit carried out by the original builder, has further streamlined her sleek exterior lines. Spacious at 2,150 GT, she can accommodate up to 31 guests in 15 staterooms. C2 is commercially registered and MCA compliant.
Instantly recognizable, the 71m SKAT is one of Espen Øino’s most iconic designs. Visually dramatic, the exterior is constructed by harmoniously balanced geometric shapes and clean lines which deliberately reflect the materials used for the construction - steel, aluminum and glass. The only curved line is her flared bow. Her distinctive grey color highlights the angular hull design. The minimalist interior designed by Marco Zanini to match the exterior and maximize the use of space, has ultra-clean lines. SKAT was - and remains - well ahead of her time.
PLANET NINE is a true expedition superyacht. Built in 2018 to explore in extreme conditions , her imposing profile by Tim Heywood is reminiscent of a military vessel. In 2019, PLANET NINE completed a five-month cruise to Antarctica and the Pacific coast of South America, redefining luxury exploration cruising. On her return, Stuart remarked that “Planet Nine is one of the very few yachts that has been designed for summer and colder winter long-range cruising. She is ahead of the curve”. Built to Lloyd’s Register Ice Class 1D and equipped with dynamic positioning and zero speed stabilizers for comfort at anchor, PLANET NINE has a commercially approved helideck, with an enclosed, below-deck hangar accessed by a lifting platform for an eight-ton helicopter, and an onboard refueling facility. The hangar allows Planet Nine to handle two aircraft at the same time.
MIA ELISE II
The 60m American designed and built superyacht, Mia Elise II is known as one of the best charter yachts in her class. And there is a reason: she is the perfect yacht for an active owner and guests. Her layout is excellent with huge outside decks and spacious interior volume thanks to her generous 9.75m (32’) beam. Add a beach club with good access to the water, a gym and spa and a completely private owner’s deck (with VIPs for children) and an elevator serving all guest decks, and you see why MIA ELISE II is so popular. Her 916 GT essentially allows the same volume as you would find in two 50m yachts! Seaworthy and performing, MIA ELISE II has completed 12 Atlantic crossings since 2016.
All yachts can be seen by appointment. Contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or firstname.lastname@example.org.