Natita, the 66-meter yacht purchased by American oil mogul, William Kallop in 2010 has now been seized by American bank, Goldman Sachs following the owner's inability to service the loan against the yacht according to the Wall Street Journal.
Delivered in 2005 as Dilbar by Oceanco in the Netherlands, the 66-meter yacht became the first superyacht owned by Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov. Renamed to Ona in 2008 following the delivery of Usmanov's new 110-meter Lurssen, the yacht was put on the market and sold in 2010 at an asking price of €59,9 million to William Kallop.
A year prior to buying the yacht, Kallop had sold his oil business to a consortium of Korean and Columbian investors for nearly $1 billion, investing into Quicksilver Ressources shortly following the sale.
Named after his moter-in-law, Natita wasn't the first yacht purchased by Kallop who also owns the 57-meter Bad Girl, built by Brooke Marine in 1992, and a 93ft yacht, once used by John F. Kennedy, which he bought at auction in 1998 and restored.
In 2014, Kallop borrowed $32 million from Goldman Sachs against Bad Girl and Natita according to court fillings. The bank then claims the owner then stopped servicing the loan in November 2016 with nearly $28 million still left. Three crew members, captain included, recently obtained $90,000 in back pay from the owner from a Florida court.
Goldman eventually filled a suit with the Miami federal court to have the boat seized, which the US Marshals did at a West Palm Beach marina where the boat still remains. The bank's first act as acting owners was to purchase $67,000 of fuel for the yacht to keep the generator running, fillings show.
Natita was put on the market back in 2016 asking $57,5 million before having its price lowered to $52 million in September of that same year. The yacht then underwent several price reductions, leading up to its current price of $39,9 million.
Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of Numarine 22XP Hull Number 6 by yacht broker Deniz Kaymaz representing both the shipyard and the buyer, together with Numarine Domestic Sales Manager, Ugur Sahin.This deal marks the second sale as part of an exclusive agreement to represent Numarine XP lines across the European Economic Area, including Switzerland.The 22.6m explorer exterior was designed by Can Yalman and naval architecture made by Umberto Taglivini. She is one of the most voluminous yachts in her size range on the water today. Her fuel efficient hull makes her ideal for extended Mediterranean-style cruising.Her teak-laid flybridge offers multiple lounging areas – a bar and grill areas, a large seating area at the bow with an arrangement of sunbeds. Aft, her unique swim platform can be lowered into the water for guests to cool off and has space for two chairs. Numarine 22XP’s indoor guest areas were designed to be warm and welcoming, with an L-shaped sofa for three and an additional two-seater sofa. Thanks to full-height windows on the main deck, guests can enjoy the passing scenery. The dining area can host up to six.The yacht can be configured according to the owner’s preference with options for up to eight guests. In the four-cabin layout, the owner’s suite is located on the lower deck with a VIP cabin, a double cabin, and a twin. However, in the three-cabin configuration, the master is situated midships with two VIP staterooms. The hull No. 6 will be delivered in March 2023. Numarine, a European high-performance motor-yacht shipyard headquartered in Istanbul, offers a range of yachts from 19 to 45 meters.Credits: Northrop and Johnson
December 7, 2022
CL Yachts announced the strong sales by expanding and strengthening its sales networks that are now global in coverage, following the launch of two brand new models, CLX96, flagship model designed by Jozeph Forakis, and CLB65.Over the past two years the production yacht builder, with headquarters in Hong Kong, has implemented a comprehensive expansion strategy in 2021 and 2022 to better focus sales activities in different international markets. The all-important US market will continue to be managed by the CL Yachts Office in Fort Lauderdale (USA and Canada) and Rex Marine Center Inc. in Norwalk, Connecticut. Likewise the CL Yachts Office in Hong Kong will continue to oversee sales in Asia and Europe, and Silverstar Marine Australia in Western Australia."We are delighted to welcome our new partners in Asia Pacific and the Middle East as part of the CL Yachts sales network,” says Martin Lo, Director of CL Yachts. “Their vast experience and local knowledge is invaluable to support our growth in these highly competitive and dynamic markets. 2022 has been a milestone in the history of CL Yachts. We presented two innovative yachts at FLIBS: the award-winning CLX96 and the newest B-Series member CLB65. Now our growing worldwide sales network has set us on a new journey and our next move will be to meet increasing demand in Europe.” CL Yachts’ goal is to offer unparalleled experiences to the modern explorer. The luxury performance brand stands apart from its competitors thanks to its unique approach to design – driven by CL Yacht’s core value of innovation. Fusing progressive design with engineering prowess and state-of-the-art technology, every element of CL Yachts’ vessels are meticulously geared to steer luxury into uncharted territories.Credits: CL Yachts
December 7, 2022
Denis Suka, founder of Yacht Mogul, and Patrizio Facheris of Italian studio Facheris Design revealed the result of their collaboration – the 111-meter Mogul 111, which follows the step of the previous concept, the sistership Aegis 135. Mogul 111 has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, the beam of 16.85 meters and a draft of 4.3 meters. The superyacht spreads across five decks. Mogul 111 features touch-and-go helipad at the main deck bow, a gym and sauna facilities, two hot tub on the main and upper decks respectively, a selection of toys and a tender. Equipped with MTU 20VOL 4000 M73L diesel engines, the 4,699 GT vessel can accommodate 30 guests in 15 cabins. Credits: Facheris Design Facebook
December 7, 2022
The 72m Albatross has been sold. The yacht was put on the market by John Hint by Burgess in collaboration with Luc Khaldoun of KAYZ Marine in September 2022. The buyer was introduced by Damon Smallwood from Superyacht Sales and Charter. The 72 meter superyacht was launched in 2016 by Delta Marine and it’s the first time that she was listed for sale for the time. Albatross features the exterior by Espen Oeino International, her naval architecture was made by Delta Design Group. Her inner spaces were designed by French studio Zuretti Interior Design. The spacious main saloon has two lounge areas, with a coffee table and sofas, and a dining area designed for 16 guests. Albatross features a special deck for entertainment; a spacious sun deck, swimming platform suitable for fishing and a fully-equipped gym. Being a true explorer, she has a range of 7,400 nautical miles, can hold five tenders and also has a touch-and-go helipad. The superyacht can welcome 12 guests in six well-appointed cabins. The owner suite is situated on the upper deck and has its own private terrace, hot tub and lounge area. Albatross is equipped with twin Caterpillar 2,575 horsepower diesel engines and can reach a maximum speed of 16 knots and cruise at 12.6 knots. Albatross' last known asking price was USD95,000,000.Credits: Yacht Harbour
December 6, 2022
The motor yacht Viktoriia, the first Tecnomar EVO 120 to land on UAE territory, reached Dubai International Marine Club, which is located in the heart of the Mina Seyahi district. The debut of this motor yacht in the south of the Arabian Peninsula represents an important milestone for the Group, in line with its commercial expansion plan in the Arabian Gulf area, already launched at the beginning of the season with the partnership with Blackorange Superyacht Experts, a full-service yacht brokerage company, and with the presence of the Tecnomar brand in the Automobili Lamborghini floating pop-up lounge in Doha, Qatar."We are thrilled with the commercial response our yachts are getting in this region. Our presence in the Middle East is establishing itself just as quickly as in the United States," commented Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group.Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea GroupTecnomar EVO 120 aluminum hull exterior lines are inspired by automotive design. The main deck houses an outdoor lounge area and dining room, elegantly separated from the living area, while the sun deck features a hot tub and wheelhouse that, although fully integrated into the streamlined design of the sides, ensures excellent visibility.Essential and sophisticated luxury characterize the lower deck, with a full-beam owner's cabin, a VIP cabin, and two guest cabins. The interior design communicates with the exterior lines in an organic way: sinuous, curved forms blend skillfully with bolder, sculpted ones. The crew area is located in the bow while the stern houses the storage area for toys and tenders.The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters. Credits: The Italian Sea Group
December 6, 2022