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NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: tintin, WESTPORT 112\'
March 2022

NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: tintin, WESTPORT 112'Better than new and immediately available

Stuart is pleased to announce the Central Agency for the 34 m (112’) tri-deck tintin, built in 2021 by Westport. tintin is literally better than new and available without the long wait. Her exterior design and styling are by Westport who also completed the naval architecture and interior layout.
 
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
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com or +1 954 328 6553.
 
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HAS THE BROKERAGE MARKET PEAKED?
January 2022

HAS THE BROKERAGE MARKET PEAKED?Stuart Larsen on an exceptional year, the evolution of the market and his predictions for 2022

Stuart Larsen of Fraser Yachts has had a record year by anyones standards, with some of the most expensive superyacht sales having his name sealing the deal. SYT's Francesca Webster caught up with Stuart to find out a little more about his predictions for 2022, his life as a yacht broker and his recipe for success

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.
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SKAT SOLD
November 2021

SKAT SOLDStill ground-breaking after all these years…

Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of SKAT, his 13th sale in 2021. Stuart acted for the buyer and the seller.
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.
 
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OCEAN Z sold
November 2021

OCEAN Z soldStuart's 12th sale in 2021

Stuart is pleased to announce the sale of Ocean Z the 33-meter (108’) Custom Line Navetta series built by Ferretti in 2018. This is Stuart’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.
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MIA ELISE II WALKTHROUGH VIDEO ONLINE
November 2021

MIA ELISE II WALKTHROUGH VIDEO ONLINEFind out what makes MIA ELISE II such an enjoyable yacht

After a successful charter season in the Mediterranean, Mia Elise II has arrived in St Maarten and can be viewed by appointment. For a quick preview, just watch the new walkthrough video now online.   

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
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com .
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NEW CENTRAL LISTING  –  AWATEA
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
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com.
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FIVE YACHTS IN MONACO YACHTS SHOW
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.

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
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com.
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NEW CENTRAL AGENCY: C2
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
stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com.
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 HEESEN\'S PROJECT  AURA, YN 19650, SOLD
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.
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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 stuart.larsen@fraseryachts.com .
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FORMOSA SOLD
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.
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