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October 2021

NEW CENTRAL LISTING – AWATEAA rare opportunity in a booming market with inventory in short supply

The 45-metre (147’ 6”) AWATEA is an oceangoing motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. AWATEA was custom built by Royal Hakvoort in 2008.  Diana Yacht Design was responsible for the naval architecture and her exterior was designed by Cor de Rover. The interior layout and original interior design were by Felix Buytendijk.
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
September 2021

FIVE YACHTS IN MONACO YACHTS SHOW Three at the dock and two at anchor

Stuart is pleased to confirm that five of his central listings will be on display at the MYS. Tatoosh, C2 and Skat will be in slips in Port Hercules while Planet Nine and Mia Elise II will be 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.

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
September 2021

NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: C2Top German pedigree and build quality – a unique opportunity in a thinning marketplace

Stuart is pleased to announce his central listing of C2, the 85m (280’) displacement yacht built by the renowned German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen in 2009. Abeking & Rasmussen was also responsible for her naval architecture while the graceful exterior lines are by Reymond Langton Design.
Mark Berryman created the comfortable, flowing interior spaces with clean lines, neutral colors and lots of natural light. Well-maintained by her long-standing crew and a sizeable budget, C2 stands out in a thinning marketplace for her top German pedigree, build quality and engineering.

C2 was designed as a family yacht, a home on the water. Although she is commercially compliant, she has only been used privately by her original owner since delivery. Spacious at 2,150 GT, she is split over 6 decks and accommodates up to 31 guests in 15 staterooms. Her functional layout and large volume ensure some staterooms can be easily repurposed for living, well-being, entertaining or business.
The main deck aft doubles as an outside cinema. A glass elevator serves 5 decks from the sundeck to the lower deck and there is a massage parlor on the sundeck and formal and informal dining areas, inside or out on most decks.

Fully refit at her mother’s shipyard in 2019, renovation works included a 7m (26’) extension of the hull with the inclusion of a glass-bottomed swimming pool flush with the transom, a large swim platform and a new full-beam beach club open on three sides providing easy access to the water and excellent cross ventilation.
The main salon was resized to include an extra two cabins. The refit included a number of technical upgrades and new installations including Quantum XT zero speed fins and new paintwork. In addition to increasing living spaces on board, the extension also modernized her sleek exterior lines and profile. 

The asking price is Eur 90,000,000. C2 is not available for sale to US residents while in US waters. She is on display at the Monaco Yacht Show and can be seen by appointment. For more information contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or
September 2021

HEESEN'S PROJECT AURA, YN 19650, SOLD Stuart's 10th sale in 2021

Stuart is delighted to announce the sale of Heesen’s YN 19650, Project AURA, a 50-metre steel displacement motor yacht built just under the 500 GT threshold.

AURA’s solid Dutch pedigree and optimized interior volume, enhanced by flowing exterior lines by Clifford Denn and an elegant interior by Reymond Langton ensured the sale was was closed in a record 20 days. A really nicely profiled pedigreed Dutch built yacht, available in 8 months, was hard to pass up!

2021 has been an intense year for Stuart with a record number of sales driven by a renewed interest in yachting and by increased financial liquidity, a trend that will likely continue, also due to lingering concerns about the global pandemic.

A true bluewater motor yacht with a steel displacement hull, ideal for extended cruising, AURA is built upon Heesen’s proven technical platform. Her bulbous bow adds both comfort and fuel-efficiency during long passages in open water and in rough seas. The sturdy, round-bilge hull is also equipped with zero-speed stabilisers, to ensure optimum steadiness at anchor.
Two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines give AURA a top speed of 15 knots, and a range of 3,800 nautical miles at her cruising speed of 13 knots.

AURA has generous outdoor decks including a beautifully designed beach club aft with a fold down platform. The large sun deck is complete with whirlpool, al fresco dining and sun loungers. Tenders and toys are stored on the foredeck.

Her interior is defined by clean lines and surfaces with lots of natural light and chic décor. Ten guests are accommodated in five ample cabins, with four suites on the lower deck and the spacious, full-beam master stateroom on the main deck forward. AURA can accommodate 9 crew.

Construction and outfitting is already well advanced such that AURA will be delivered in April 2022 after intensive testing in the North Sea.
New Central Agency: MIA ELISE II
August 2021

New Central Agency: MIA ELISE IIThe perfect yacht for an active owner and guests

Stuart is pleased to announce his appointment as Central Agent for the sale of MIA ELISE II, the 60m (197’) Trinity built in 2012.

Mia Elise II has an excellent reputation as a highly desirable charter yacht. And there is a reason: she is the perfect yacht for an active owner and guests. She has an excellent layout, large deck areas and a spacious interior thanks to her generous 9.75m (32’) beam. An elevator provides access to the lower, main and owner’s decks. 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 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!

Built for a keen yachtsman, 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.  MIA ELISE II is as crisp now as when she was delivered. Her mahogany and Pacific Northwest madrone paneling with cherry burl inlays is complemented by teak parquet and white marble flooring and neutral silk carpets. Like all Patrick Knowles interiors, MIA ELISE II is at once a “plush place of comfort and a most visually stunning environment”.

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.
Designed by Geoff Van Aller and built in aluminum 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.

Twin 3516 Caterpillars provide a cruising speed of 11.0 knots and a top speed of 15.0 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.

Cayman registered, MIA ELISE II is classed by ABS and is MCA compliant. The 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 .
August 2021

FORMOSA SOLD Custom-built Benetti with Sinot interior

Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of the 60 m l 197’ motor yacht Formosa, his ninth sale in 2021. Stuart acted for the buyer.

Formosa was delivered in 2015; one of the select number of custom yachts built by Benetti. With an elegant “East meets West” character, Formosa’s exterior lines were designed by Benetti while the elegant, chromatically harmonious and sunlit interior with its Asian twist and with huge windows in all salons, is by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. Sinot is known for presenting a yacht as a ‘total work of art’ and on FORMOSA rare woods and veneers are integrated with the finest fabrics and leathers, combined with beautiful marbles, stones and furniture.

Formosa has a slightly different layout including an owner’s ‘apartment’ on the upper deck with 180° views forward and a secluded outside area, two VIPs on the main deck and three large staterooms on the lower deck. Formosa can accommodate up to 13 guests and 15 crew.
The upper deck aft salon doubles as a cinema: a floor-to-ceiling screen covers the entire forward bulkhead complemented by a state-of-the-art sound system.  The bridge deck has a spacious aft area with a large whirlpool and access to the forward-looking sundeck above. There is also a gym and a swim platform for easy access to the water. FORMOSA carries a lot of water toys, an 8m Limo Tender and a 5.7m tender.

Built to ABS class in steel and aluminum, FORMOSA adds up to 1,089GT and is powered by twin MTU 12V4000 M53 engines. She reaches a top speed of 16 knots, cruises comfortably at 15 knots, and at 12 knots has a range of 5,000 nautical miles. FORMOSA is equipped with zero speed Naiad stabilizers for comfort at anchor. She has been one of the most successful charter yachts in her class with a proven track record of global cruising, including round the world voyages to French Polynesia, Australia and Japan.

Formosa was asking Eur 35,000,000.
August 2021


Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of the 60m I 198’ Feadship BLUE MOON. A pedigreed displacement yacht, she attracted a buyer in record time. 2021 has seen an exceptional number of brokerage sales and Stuart’s performance mirrors the trend with eight yachts sold for an impressive total of 15,500GT.

Built in steel with an aluminum superstructure by Feadship’s Van Lent shipyard, BLUE MOON is classed by Lloyds and is MCA compliant. De Voogt was responsible for the naval architecture while the exterior styling and interior design were by Donald Starkey and Lee Perot.
Formal where she ought to be, casual where she needs to be, and always elegant and inviting” BLUE MOON’s wood-paneled interior is offset by lighter fabrics with an oriental touch.

Launched in 2005, BLUE MOON has only had one owner since her launch and has been meticulously maintained. She was refitted in 2014, and upgraded and repainted in 2019.
A successful charter yacht, BLUE MOON has a number of characteristic features including two gyms and an observation lounge on the bridge deck with floor-to-ceiling windows and a retractable sunroof. A glass elevator serves all decks and can accommodate a small wheelchair. She accommodates 12 guests in six suites. The master stateroom on the main deck has an office and a private gym. Five guest staterooms are located on the lower deck which also has a second gym for guests. The configuration is flexible so four of these five staterooms can be combined to create two large VIP suites, each with his-and-hers en-suite bathrooms and sitting rooms.

BLUE MOON has ample deck space including a large sundeck with whirlpool and a BBQ and a swim platform with easy access to the water. She carries a 25’ Chris Craft tender with Volvo Penta engine and a Nautica 15’ RIB emergency tender with 2012 Yamaha outboard as well as a number of other toys including wave runners in an aft garage. BLUE MOON operates with a crew of up to 16. The asking price was € 43,900,000.
July 2021

U.S. CUSTOMS DUTY NOW PAID ON SCOUT IICurrently available for inspection to US residents

When SCOUT II came back to the market in January, she was the most interesting exploration yacht under 500GT. If possible, she has become even more interesting following the payment of the US Customs duty. Now available for inspection by US residents in US waters, SCOUT II can be viewed by appointment in Maine.

Built by Brooke Yachts in 1993, SCOUT II underwent a multi-million-dollar refit in 2018 and the interior décor was refreshed in 2021. The 2018 refit was managed by Van Aller Yacht and Naval Design and entailed extending SCOUT II’s aft by 5m and forward by 1m, redesigning her bow and installing a new mast; she was also fully repainted. The bow redesign gives SCOUT II a modern look and the increased flare and height makes her dryer forward. In addition, key and machinery (zero speed stabilizers, generators and air conditioning) was replaced, added or remanufactured. 

The exterior and interior of SCOUT II were originally designed by Terry Disdale.  Disdale is renowned for creating refreshingly casual yet chic designs which balance contemporary elegance with relaxed comfort, coupled with an intelligent approach to the use of space. In 2021, the main deck salon and aft were refurbished with new soft goods, furniture and fabrics. The upper deck furniture and fabrics were also refreshed. The renovation was beautifully executed in true ‘beach house not penthouse’ Disdale style.

One of SCOUT II’s most interesting features is her 30ft beam, 4ft wider than is standard for a yacht of her size.  The additional width provides greater stability under way and at anchor and the deck space is increased dramatically, as is the interior volume.
A very seaworthy and capable yacht, SCOUT II has transatlantic range and a proven track record of global cruising.  She accommodates 9 guests in four staterooms (including two masters) and carries nine crew although she can be managed with less.

SCOUT II is asking USD 9,900.000. For more information contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or .
June 2021

SIGNIFICANT PRICE REDUCTION ON SKAT SKAT is now en route to Toulon, France

Stuart is pleased to announce a major price reduction for the 71m I 233’ SKAT. Formerly asking €56,500,000, the helicopter capable, long range motoryacht designed by Øeino and built by Lurssen is now competitively priced at €49,500,000. SKAT is en route to Toulon, ETA in La-Seyne-sur- mer, Toulon, France, today, June 25.

With her distinctive profile shaped by a succession of flat intersecting surfaces highlighted by the distinctive gray color – the only curved line is the flare of the bow -, SKAT has turned heads since she was launched. Her striking exterior lines are complemented by the timeless, minimalist interior by Marco Zanini.

One of SKAT most interesting design features is the bridge deck glass conservatory which allows natural light to come in from above and below and magnificent views over the ocean. SKAT has six double staterooms plus a child’s cabin which can also be used as an owner’s office. She has an elevator which serves all decks (including crew decks for ease of operations), a gym on the upper deck and a beach club with safe access to the sea.

SKAT was built to maximize comfort at sea and efficiency and is extremely quiet. To reduce noise and vibration, the engines, gensets, compressors and water makers are double-resilient mounted on a massive steel “raft” floating on 28 flexible mounts. The two exhaust systems in the upper engine room are encapsulated in stainless steel. In addition, floors and ceilings throughout the yacht are soft-mounted to eliminate propagation of noise or vibration through the hull and superstructure. 

SKAT carries two 8.5m tenders in her aft garage and has an additional garage for extra toys.

For further information or to fix an appointment, contact Stuart at +1 954 328 6553 or .
June 2021

SIRONA III SOLDBuilt by Oceanfast to a Jon Bannenberg design

Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of SIRONA III, the 56.4 m I 185′1″ full steel and GRP yacht built by the Australian yard Oceanfast. One of the last yachts designed by the legendary Jon Bannenberg, Sirona III is as contemporary today as when she was launched in 2004.

Bannenberg’s collaboration with Oceanfast lasted a number of years and SIRONA III is arguably the best yacht Oceanfast ever built: her fit and finish inside and out are exceptional. Combined with the engineering and architectural prowess of Oceanfast, SIRONA III is a testament to style, safety, reliability, and craftsmanship. Austal, Australia's global shipbuilder, was responsible for the naval architecture.

SIRONA III’s modern art deco inspired interior created by OceanFast’s in-house design team led by Craig Beale. Her hallmark vertical windows offer excellent functionality and superior viewing perspectives compared to horizontally styled windows. She comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests in six cabins. Four staterooms, two doubles and two twins with pullman berths all with en suite bathrooms, are on the lower deck.

SIRONA III is a twin-screw oceangoing full displacement yacht powered by two Caterpillar 1,750hp engines. She is capable of a top speed of 15 knots and cruises at 12 knots. At 10 knots she has a maximum range of 5,200 nautical miles. On-board power is provided by three Caterpillar generators and SIRONA III is also fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilizers.
Marshall Island flagged, SIRONA III is classified by Lloyd’s and, although she has never chartered, is MCA compliant.

SIRONA III was asking USD 17,500,000.
May 2021

FELIX SOLD 70m expedition yacht conversion built by Jadewerft, Germany

Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of Felix, his third sale in 2021.  The 70m I 230’ yacht conversion was delivered in 1969 by Jadewerft in Wilhelmshaven, now part of the Lurssen Group.

Originally built as a North Sea survey vessel, FELIX was converted into an expedition yacht at Jade Yachts in 2007 and completed under the supervision of Van Lent at MB92 in Spain. The conversion project was overseen by a stellar team of architects and designers including Gregory Marshall, Vripack, Reymond Langton and Francois Zuretti for the interior.

Impeccably maintained by experienced owners, FELIX is Lloyd's classed, LY3 and MCA compliant. She adds up to 1,622 GT and is powered by two 3512B Caterpillar engines reaching a maximum speed of 14 knots. At 12.5 knots she has an 8,400 nm range making her ideal for off-the-beaten-track cruising.
Her sleek exterior lines and navy-blue hull complement the modern, chic interior by Zuretti featuring high gloss Norwegian birch burl boiserie and cabinetry, and cream Majilite and silk paneling highlighted by LED lighting. Other features include a stainless steel and glass elevator serving three decks, a dedicated cinema on the main deck, a gymnasium and a golf driving range.

FELIX accommodates up to 14 guests in seven cabins, all but two located on the main deck. The owner’s deck includes a private gym, a private office, a salon and a large aft deck with a dining area. FELIX sleeps 19 crew in 12 cabins.

FELIX carries two 7.4m Vikal Custom guest tenders and a 4.5 Zodiac MOB rescue tender. FELIX was asking € 38,500,000.
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