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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. 
May 2019

PLANET NINE FEATURES IN "THE EXTRAVAGANT" The Luxury lifestyle destination offering creative and unique content on all aspects of the Luxury & High Fashion Industries.

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

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

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

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

Most owners only use their yachts in summer or warm-water winters. Planet Nine is one of the very few yachts that has been designed for summer and colder winter long-range cruising”, says Stuart Larsen, “She is ahead of the curve and exemplifies clients’ growing appetites for new destinations and adventure cruising”.
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Asking price Eur 85,000,000
For information contact Staurt at + 1 954 328 6553
FRAMURA 3: the most attractive opportunity today in the fast yacht market
April 2019

FRAMURA 3: the most attractive opportunity today in the fast yacht market Custom built, perfectly maintained, high performance, fast planing yacht under 500 GT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2019

SCOUT DELIVEREDBuilt by Hakvoort Shipyard with exterior and interior design by the British Studio H2 Yacht Design

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

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

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

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

GEORGIA in St Barths and St MaartenAvailable for inspection

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