The Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 22 - 25, 2018, is one of the top five boat shows in the country - featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all. A new yachts making their boat show debuts, as well as a range of yachts in search of new owners.
1. Lady Sheridan listed for sale by Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates for $43,900,000.
With rich architectural styling, state-of-the-art luxuries and infinite comforts, the yacht is available for a once-in-a-lifetime charter experience.
Spanning four decks, her interior offers the ultimate in luxury and style. Each room is carefully tailored to suit your needs; be it the opulent main saloon and dining room with its beautiful soft furnishings and unique works of art, the cleverly designed upper saloon which transforms into a surround-sound theatre, or the beautifully-appointed, spacious cabins accommodating up to 12 guests. Most impressive is the owner's suite which spans the full width of the main deck with its adjoining office and "quiet" cabin.
Expansive outdoor deck spaces are unrivalled and offer the perfect opportunity for chilling in the Jacuzzi, soaking up the sun, enjoying cocktails at sunset or dining al fresco. For the more active members of the charter party, an impressive array of water toys is on offer.
All of this is topped off by an outstanding crew who will make your experience on board Lady Sheridan a truly unique one, offering only the highest standard of service.
2. Coral Ocean listed for sale by Moran Yacht & Ship for €31,950,000.
Launched in 1994 and refit in 2016, Coral Ocean is widely acknowledged as one of the defining masterpieces of the late, legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. She features generous accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms and is capable of carrying up to 19 crew. Much admired and often imitated, she is elegant, luxurious, sleek and understated - a true superyacht. Coral Ocean features an impressive facilities for leisure and entertainment making her ideal for relaxing with family and friends. She is powered by Caterpillar 3516 engines allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots. She cruises effortlessly at 14 knots and has a maximum range of 6,000 nautical miles.
3. Silver Lining listed for sale IYC for $34,000,000.
Silver Lining is the only 2017 pedigree fiberglass motoryacht in the world market available today. At 570 gross tons, she is the largest Christensen yacht ever delivered. Along with her voluminous interior and exterior living and entertainment spaces, she comes equipped with a certified touch and go Helicopter pad with fueling, elevator to all decks, 4 generators in lieu of 2 to meet demand, an emergency Generator on the sundeck, a day head on the sundeck, a bulbous bow, ABS Certification, and 6 large staterooms.
4. Sovereign listed for sale by Worth Avenue Yachts for $31,000,000.
The 180-foot (54.86m) luxury superyacht Sovereign offers her charter guests expansive living spaces and luxurious amenities.
Sovereign is the ultimate charter yacht. She has six stylish and comfortable staterooms with accommodations for up to 12 guests on board. The upper master stateroom features a 270-degree view. The main-deck master offers guests incredible views through eight large oval windows.
Sovereign contemporary-styled main deck features a large main salon and dining area, which create the perfect space to relax on board. The upper deck is home to a panoramic skylounge with almost 10 feet of headroom. Her sundeck has incredible seating and lounge space, as well as a full-service wet bar and an infinity-edge pool/Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. Additionally, Sovereign offers a full compliment of tenders and toys.
Sovereign has been meticulously maintained to the highest standards, in order to provide the highest level of comfort to all guests on board.
5. Unbridled is listed for sale by Burgess for $24,999,000.
Lavishly luxurious yet effortlessly chic, Unbridled embodies the superyacht lifestyle at its finest. She is the ultimate yacht for comfortably enjoying the far reaches of the World. With one loving owner since new and an interior refurbishment in 2015, she now presents immaculately.
Unbridled is a proven global cruising platform and comes with an enviable charter record. Her sumptuous interior boasts accommodation for up to 16 guests in six adaptable en suite cabins with two Pullman berths.
The layout includes a full beam master suite with a private study, four oversized guest cabins (2x VIP and 2x twin with an additional Pullman berths), and a dedicated guest office that can convert into an additional cabin. The elegant formal dining room, wine cellar and one of the largest sky lounges you will find on a yacht of this size, have made Unbridled the entertainment choice of royalty.
Unbridled outdoor spaces provide endless areas for entertaining. Her expansive sun deck boasts an oversized jacuzzi and bar area which is perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Unbridled highly experienced owners have fitted out the yacht to ensure enjoyment for those with an active lifestyle and also for avid divers, boasting an extensive array of dive equipment. In addition there is a large compliment of tenders and water toys accommodated in the garage, ensuring every anchorage will be enjoyed to the full.
Having been lovingly maintained and adored as a family home, the owners are now moving to the next chapter in their yachting career. Inspections encouraged.
6. Fortunate Sun is listed for sale by Burgess for $24,500,000.
The only yacht with both exterior and interior design by renowned superyacht designer Tim Heywood, the perfectly balanced aesthetics of Fortunate Sun's sleek profile combine completely with her elegantly contemporary interior which features stunning bird's eye maple and madrona burl panelling throughout. The yacht provides spacious appointments for relaxation and entertaining both inside and on her well-executed deck areas.
A formal dining room is located on the main deck, while up on the bridge deck, the sky lounge is framed by large picture windows and houses comfortable sofas and a bar area. Doors open out to the aft deck dining area which features a custom circular teak panelled table. The expansive sun deck offers a jacuzzi pool flanked by fitted sunbeds forward with a separate generous lounging area aft.
The full beam master suite provides a private study and his and hers marble bathrooms, while four guest suites come with en suite marble bathrooms and offer the flexibility of conversion into two full beam VIP suites. The yacht boasts state-of-the-art audio visual and communications facilities with flat screen TVs throughout and high speed internet access. Comfortable both at anchor and underway, this proven world cruiser boasts a fastidious maintenance history.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel has announced itineraries and shore excursions for its Luxury Yacht Collection. Three luxury cruising yachts are scheduled to sail in 2020. Ritz-Carlton will start taking reservation from May 21 from its loyalty members and those of its parent company Marriott International. The very first voyage will sail out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Feb. 1, 2020, for a 8-night cruise in the Caribbean. The yacht will travel to Bimini, Bahamas, and Key West, Florida, before returning to Fort Lauderdale.In its inaugural season, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will offer 40 different voyages, most ranging from 7 to 10 nights. Number of experiences will be available, such as visiting a renowned winery in Bordeaux, France, learning how baby oysters are grown in a private farm in Sete, France or even emeeting with a spiritual shaman in the Grenadines. The shore excursions will be grouped into five categories: Iconic Sights (art and culture); Stirring the Senses (wellness); Cultural Connections (wild life); Active Explorations; and Epicurean Experiences. The trips “illustrate our commitment to providing rare opportunities to today’s luxury traveler,” said Lisa Holladay, global brand leader for The Ritz-Carlton, in a statement.The unique designed yachts will measure 190 meters, with 149 suites accommodating up to 298 passengers, which is more like superyacht than an actual cruise ship. Each stateroom has its own private terrace. The yachts will also feature two 158-square-meter penthouses, each with its own private whirlpool, modern craftsmanship and interior finishes jointly designed by The Ritz-Carlton and design firm Tillberg Design of Sweden. Prices have not yet been released.
April 19, 2018
Equanimity is 91.5-metre yacht built by Oceanco and delivered in 2014. Her owner is Malaysian financier, Jho Low. Previously, Equanimity was seized by the request of the US Government and then was in the spotlight of the US Government. Recently, an Indonesian court blocked U.S. efforts control a $250 million yacht connected to fraud scandal, on the basis that its arrest off the resort island of Bali was invalid and saying the vessel should be returned to its owner. The U.S. Justice Department contends that the Equanimity was acquired with money stolen in fraudulent schemes linked to the state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd. The Indonesian judge said that the seizure of the yacht in Bali by Indonesian police acting at the request of U.S. authorities was “invalid and legally baseless.” The judge ruled the seizure was invalid on a technicality. He said the U.S. request didn’t follow a 2006 law on mutual legal assistance because it didn’t go to the Justice Ministry, but directly to police. The ruling can’t be appealed.Equanimity is owned by a trust that is controlled by a Malaysian financier, Jho Low, who the Justice Department alleges is a central player in a $4.5 billion fraud that involved siphoning money from 1MDB. The fund was set up by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in 2009 and is the focus of investigations in half a dozen countries. Both 1MDB and Mr. Najib have denied wrongdoing and said they would cooperate with any lawful international investigation. Multiple investigations in Malaysia into 1MDB closed without finding wrongdoing. Indonesian police said they accept the verdict and will soon turn over the 300-foot, Cayman Islands-flagged vessel to its owner, Equanimity (Cayman) Ltd. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta referred queries to the Justice Department. The department didn’t respond to requests for comment. In a statement to Yacht Harbour, a spokeswoman for Equanimity's owner said:"Claimants, the owners of Equanimity, welcome the Indonesian court's ruling, which upholds the rule of law and confirms that the FBI-instigated seizure of the vessel was improper and unlawful. The incident is yet another example of the unjustified global overreach by the U.S. Government, which has gone to extreme and improper lengths to seize assets around the world while steadfastly avoiding having to prove that there are any merits to its case."Indonesian police came aboard the Equanimity in Bali on Feb. 28 after the vessel had cruised Southeast Asian waters for months. FBI agents and Indonesian police searched the vessel and its computers and interrogated crew members. The boat has stayed in Bali with a crew on board while the case moved through the courts. Lawyers for Equanimity (Cayman) Ltd. said that the seizure didn’t follow Indonesian law on providing mutual assistance to foreign law-enforcement agencies. The U.S. has sought via civil lawsuits in California, since mid-2016, to seize almost $2 billion in assets allegedly bought with money stolen from 1MDB, including mansions, a Bombardier jet and royalties from the film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The Equanimity is the largest single asset. The U.S. has asserted in court filings that U.S. laws were broken in the larger 1MDB case, and that gives it rights to those assets. The Justice Department had hoped to quickly transport the boat to the U.S. to sell. In the U.S., the government has filed a civil asset forfeiture case against the Equanimity, which means that the asset cannot be sold until the case is resolved. To take possession of the boat, the government has to prove it was bought with stolen money. All asset forfeitures tied to the 1MDB case are technically on hold, because the government asked for a temporary stay on all 17 cases while it completes a parallel criminal investigation into 1MDB affair and all dealings related.
April 19, 2018
Tactical 77 is 23.47-metre new-build project recently sold to American client by Canadian yard Tactical Custom Boats. With unique hull shape design, aggressive pseudo-military exterior styling and luxurious accommodations inside by American studio Bill Prince Yacht Design, this go-anywhere all-aluminium yacht will be built at Tactical’s shipyard in British Columbia, focusing on speed and comfort. Key features will include gyroscopic stabilisers, a folding transom that allows superyacht water toys launch without the davit crane, the most modern electronics and lightweight carbon fibre in the interior. Tactical Custom Boats is a brand of Platinum Marine and Crescent Custom Yachts, specializing in high performance aluminum boats designed for speed, comfort, and safety in all operating conditions . Tactical 77 is due to be delivered in 2019.
April 18, 2018
Luna is a 114.2-metre superyacht built by Lloyd Werft and delivered to Roman Abramovich in 2010. In 2014 the yacht was sold to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov at an asking price reported at €240 million. In 2015-2016 Luna had a refit with an alleged value of near €50 million. Works included a new paint job, fairing of the hull for the first time, 2 meter lengthening to improve the balance of the yacht. The spa area and beach club were also refitted, larger windows were added for more light coming in. All the engines were overhauled, plus all the tenders were replaced. In February 2016 Luna left Bremerhaven, with first destination Norway. In the winter of 2017/2018 Luna was sent to Dubai for additional works. Recently, Luna has been impounded in the Dubai, United Arab Emirates by the authorities as billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov and his ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedova are fighting for control of the asset. It follows a British court ruling that Akhmedov owes his ex-spouse $567 million and as she seeks his global assets to get her share of the settlement. She claims that he has been hiding his money to avoid paying her. Forbes says the net worth of Akhmedov, who started his business career selling sable furs, was $1.4 billion which he made after he sold shares in the Russian company ZAO Northgas in 2012. He was included last year on the U.S. Treasury blacklist of Russian businessmen and companies that had close links to Vladimir Putin.However, Straight Establishment, which is the family trust for Akhmedov, is appealing for the vessel to be released after a ruling by the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts, Reuters reported on Thursday. Akhmedova’s lawyer, Dakis Hagen Q.C., said the yacht had its flag transferred to the Cayman Islands and then to a Panamanian company in 2014. The previous year, the couple’s marriage had broken down. The seizing is now being appealed in Dubai by Straight Establishment according to local media.Luna has the world’s largest swimming pool on a superyacht as well as two helipads. It can host 18 guests. Luna’s seven generators output a total of 15,000hp and the power electric motors are coupled to each shaft. There are more than 80 TVs on board. She can cut through ice on speed of 21 knots and has such generators power that they can run a town of 25,000 people.
April 18, 2018
Italian yard Fincantieri has revealed their latest concept at the 2018 Singapore Yacht Show - 66-metre superyacht Griffin 66. The project is a result of a collaboration between Fincantieri, Castlemaine International, Christopher Seymour Designs and Guido de Groot Design.A little is known about the project, excepting that her beam will be 12.3-metres, a draught of 3.8-metres, will have an interior volume of 1,575 GT and a top speed of 17 knots. Accomodation will be for 12 guests across 6 cabins and crew quarters for staff up to 15 people and a garage space for an 8-metre tender. Versilia Yachting Rendez Vous will see the release of more information about this superyacht project.
April 17, 2018