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Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life

Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life

Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life

Floating Life present Dream K43, a 43m that is redrawing the parameters of ownership. We speak with Director of Floating Life, Andrea Pezzini, who sheds light on fractional ownership and why it is on the brink of taking the industry by storm.

Since 2002, Floating Life have been operating a successful rotation-based yacht management system, most notably with the fractional ownership of the YachtPlus fleet. The boutique organisation recently collaborated with Studio Sculli to develop the K-Series, of which Dream K43 is part.

Dream K43 will be sold to seven clients, who will either own a piece of the yacht, known as fractional ownership, or timeshare, whereby they purchase time onboard without bearing management responsibility. “This enables a number of people to buy a fraction of the type of yacht that is usually unaffordable,” explains Andrea Pezzini.

So what are the main advantages of fractional ownership? In short, the economics and the responsibility. Co-owning a yacht is an affordable alternative to full ownership and distributes the onus of maintenance among multiple parties (with Floating Life taking on a large portion of this).

“With this system, the owner does not have anything to do and think about,” says Andrea, “The same is true from a cost perspective, since the beginning financials are clarified and safeguarded.”  There are also added perks such as the possibility of chartering out the yacht during unused periods: “This not only decreases the investment, but in some cases actually provides a profit.”

Dream K43’s reliable craft makes her capable of sailing around the world in all conditions and climates: “She has a very long range thanks to her ice class notation and sturdy hull,” Andrea explains. The vessel also boasts luxurious interiors decked out with entertainment and leisure facilities; one of her most impressive features is the panoramic windows in the owner’s area that yield breathtaking ocean views.

What makes Dream K43 really special, however, is her perfect suitability to fractional ownership. “She was born from a ten-year fractional ownership management. Therefore, she is the result of the experiences and advice provided by the users,” Andrea tells us. The boat is made to be used by a diverse set of clientele including all demographics.

This type of ownership appears to make perfect sense. Rather than paying more for a yacht that sit idle for portions of the year, you can co-own and pay less, whilst Floating Life charters out your vessel during disuse. They take care of all the finer details of onboard and onshore management, including the provisioning of crew and the sourcing of accomodation for when guests disembark.

Yet people are still warming up to the idea of alternative ownership, claims Andrea: “Unfortunately, fractional ownership is partly opposed by the old vision of brokerage. However, there are more and more companies catching on to the fact that this type of ownership can be the future way of attracting potential clients.”

Floating Life have designed a way to offer a 43m model for the price of a 22m that replicates almost all aspects of ownership, and we that’s something to get excited about.

Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
Talking Fractional Ownership with Floating Life
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Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila

Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila

Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila

Currently available for charter with Burgess, 85.6m Aquila is the largest boat to take to American waters since the 1930s. As if this legacy wasn’t intriguing enough, she also happens to be one of the most distinguished boats on the market.

Aquila was built in the Derecktor shipyard and cruised under the name of Cakewalk until a drastic refit in 2016; exterior styling was overhauled by Redman Whiteley Dixon whilst Susan Young gave the interior a sparkling makeover. After 12 months of renovation implemented by over 1000 employees, the vessel emerged from the steel shed impeccably revised and infinitely upgraded.

The new and improved Aquila is as impressive in her capabilities as she is in her size. An abundance of deck space is divided to serve various purposes: The forward sun deck houses a jacuzzi, bar and luxurious treatment room, whilst all four decks aft volunteer a plethora of spaces for al fresco dining, relaxation and socialising. Finally, a DJ booth, AV system, smoke machine and light show occupies a dedicated party deck; confirmation that there is something for everyone onboard an Aquila charter.

The pervasive feeling inside Aquila is one of tranquility. The shades and shapes that comprise the interior decor are eminently soothing, with a dominant palette of icy silvers, polished woods and crisp whites. This unfussy collaboration is given a touch of homely authenticity in the form of patterned furnishings and soft lighting. Meanwhile, a 11.2m waterfall chandelier cascading through four levels of decks ensures that luxury is not lost; a gorgeous byproduct of this distinguishing feature is the shards of refracted light that are strewn across the marble floor.

In terms of accommodation, Aquila offers a luxury seven stateroom layout to accommodate 12 consisting of a master stateroom, 4 double and 2 twin staterooms. There is also plenty of room to accommodate a sizeable crew of 28, who secure the smooth running, maintenance and service of the boat.

Other aspects that make Aquila a charter representing something bigger and better is her 85 inch screen cinema room and a completely remodelled 60m private deck that overlooks the bow. The luxurious list continues: The 85.6m entails a massage room, hair salon, gym, two massage rooms and chic ‘London Bar’. Exterior spaces are equally entertaining, with a vast beach club where an enticing collection of water toys reside. For fun packed days at anchor Aquila offers guests the usage of numerous tenders, waverunners, jetsurfs, sea kayaks, seabobs, waterskis, snorkelling gear and much more.

Aquila is available for charter with Burgess in the Bahamas and the Caribbean during the winter season and the West Mediterranean in the summer season.

Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
Chartering America's Largest Yacht Aquila
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American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una

American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una

American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una

If you are looking for classic American pedigree, look no further than Burger Boats build Bella Una. The 39m, which boasts quality, capability and handsome good looks, is currently for sale with IYC.

Yachting is an all-American tradition, and boats hailing from the world-leading market carry with them a guarantee of quality and taste. Burger pride themselves on the delivery of timeless vessels that honour a longstanding seafaring legacy; pride which is felt in every line, angle and curve onboard Bella Una.

This luxury motor yacht was built for an experienced owner, whose commitment to Burger has yielded a total of four builds. She possesses a spacious tri-deck structure, as well as all of the luxurious trimmings that one would expect of a yacht of her standing.

Onboard spaces offer a marriage of comfort and class achieved by a collaboration between Beldin Interiors and the Burger Design Team. The arrangement consists of a main salon decked out with all-American furniture and fittings including a fireplace, piano and formal dining space. Accomodations comprise five lavish cabins for a total of 10 guests, with a glorious master stateroom containing a king size bed and his and hers en suites.

Exterially, Bella Una offers a flybridge that hosts a jacuzzi, plush sun pads, a luxurious wet bar and sociable seating area. She is also notable for a custom aft deck lift to access the swim platform, an elevator servicing all three decks and a commercial gallery.

She is also a vessel of the highest performance capacity and technological capability, installed with Zero Speed stabilizers for a cruising motion so smooth that the rolling of the boat is barely detectable. She is powered by two original Caterpillar 3508B-DITA engines that allow her to cruise comfortably at 14 knots, and possesses excellent fuel economy. Her lines and layout are tailored for a life at sea, and long range capabilities and a Bahamas-friendly draft ensure the ultimate in ease and enjoyment.

With her quintessentially American performance and appearance, Bella Una is to yachts what the Rolls Royce is to cars. This pristinely maintained vessel will undoubtedly make a worthy purchase for an appreciator of craftsmanship, beauty and tradition.

Bella Una: A Classic American Pedigree
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
American Fleet Focus: Burger Boat's Bella Una
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Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall

Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall

Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall

Step onboard and take a peek at the sumptuous M/Y Skyfall crafted by Trinity Yachts in 2010. Recently refitted in 2015, the 57.90-metre superyacht showcases an entire interior upgrade designed by Patrick Knowles featuring ample space for up to 17 guests.

Skyfall’s interior marries her voluminous exteriors designed by Geoff Van Aller, which provides plenty of deck space and a beach club for water sports when the semi-displacement superyacht is anchored.

Stepping upon the aluminium built superyacht; guests are welcomed with soft neutral carpet lined across the three-deck layout. An array of relaxation spots onboard Skyfall includes a large saloon with comfortable seating embellished with elaborate velvet deep-blue-sea cushions, a spacious formal dining area for 14 guests and the entertainment feature of a 50-inch home theatre television screen.

Bright turquoise details are eye-catching against dark wood furnishings creating a characterful and distinctive interior. Bold chandeliers create a warm atmosphere as you wander through each section of Skyfall. Ornaments including embellished starfish, seashells and dolphins create a close sense of connection with the sea, that feel every inch the charter one could desire. 

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to the seven-stateroom layout, including a spectacular split-level master suite located on the main deck with open views out to see. Likewise, it’s king size bed, private study, private lounge, his and hers baths and 280-degree views are just the winning details of Skyfall that distinguish her from the crowd.

Two double VIP suites below have king size beds while and two further doubles have queen size beds. What’s more, all cabins have a 42-inch television screens and en-suite bathrooms facilities.

M/Y Skyfall is for sale and charter with IYC. Charter cruising areas include the Caribbean during the winter and the Mediterranean during the summer.

M/Y Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
Interior Insight: The Sophistication of Skyfall
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Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall

Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall

Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall

With the buzz surrounding the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) this week, Superyachts.com want to shine the spotlight on American shipyard, Trinity Yachts’, M/Y Skyfall. Step onboard and take a peek at the sumptuous M/Y Skyfall crafted by Trinity Yachts in 2010. Recently refitted in 2015, the 57.90-metre superyacht showcases an entire interior upgrade designed by Patrick Knowles featuring ample space for up to 17 guests.

Skyfall’s interior marries her voluminous exteriors designed by Geoff Van Aller, which provides plenty of deck space and a beach club for water sports when the semi-displacement superyacht is anchored.

Stepping upon the aluminium built superyacht; guests are welcomed with soft neutral carpet lined across the three-deck layout. An array of relaxation spots onboard Skyfall includes a large saloon with comfortable seating embellished with elaborate velvet deep-blue-sea cushions, a spacious formal dining area for 14 guests and the entertainment feature of a 50-inch home theatre television screen.

Bright turquoise details are eye-catching against dark wood furnishings creating a characterful and distinctive interior. Bold chandeliers create a warm atmosphere as you wander through each section of Skyfall. Ornaments including embellished starfish, seashells and dolphins create a close sense of connection with the sea, that feel every inch the charter one could desire. 

Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to the seven-stateroom layout, including a spectacular split-level master suite located on the main deck with open views out to see. Likewise, it’s king size bed, private study, private lounge, his and hers baths and 280-degree views are just the winning details of Skyfall that distinguish her from the crowd.

Two double VIP suites below have king size beds while and two further doubles have queen size beds. What’s more, all cabins have a 42-inch television screens and en-suite bathrooms facilities.

M/Y Skyfall is for sale and charter with IYC. Charter cruising areas include the Caribbean during the winter and the Mediterranean during the summer.

M/Y Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
Interior Insight: Celebrating Trinity's Skyfall
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All Eyes on Wider Yachts’ M/Y Cecilia

All Eyes on Wider Yachts’ M/Y Cecilia

All Eyes on Wider Yachts’ M/Y Cecilia

Wider Yachts turned heads at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show with the debut appearance of their Wider 165 M/Y Cecilia. The Italian shipyard describes the 50-metre superyacht as a representation of the “finest in style, design, practicality and ingenuity”.

An evolution of her slightly smaller 46-metre sibling, Cecilia received many visits from potential owners and clients alike during and post the Monaco Yacht Show. More so, the Monaco Yacht Show provided a stunning backdrop for RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects) to present Wider Yachts with groundbreaking awards for the construction quality of Cecilia.

The first award, the Comfort Class Award, presented to the shipyard was for Cecilia’s prominent lack of noise and vibration, the trademark of the advanced serial hybrid propulsion system that Wider is renowned for.

Designed by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with the in-house WIDER design team; the aluminium built superyacht was also awarded the RINA Platinum Green Plus Award, the second time Wider received such recognition.

Cecilia was constructed with green initiatives with the shipyard’s aim to securing their position as a revolutionary yacht builder for the 21st Century.

Last but not least, RINA awarded Wider with the RINA Award 2018. Featuring advanced multi-functional systems, user-friendly technology, diesel-electric propulsion with a design to enhance the guest’s experience with the sea whilst onboard Cecilia via the beach club area, side platforms, balcony an an interior seawater swimming pool.

Watch Wider’s video above to take a further peek inside Cecilia…

All Eyes on Wider Yachts’ M/Y Cecilia
All Eyes on Wider Yachts’ M/Y Cecilia
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On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre

On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre

On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre

Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts (TWW Yachts) has revealed that the new Benetti build, M/Y Spectre, is available for purchase. We had the pleasure of talking to Peter Thompson, Managing Partner at TWW Yachts, about the quintessentially Italian Spectre for the first time since he alluded to the project in February of this year.

The 69.2m is the latest in a series of successful launches from the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy, built for prolific owners John and Jeanette Staluppi. The vessel is the third Benetti built for the New York couple with a James Bond themed name, the first two being Quantum of Solace and Diamonds Are Forever. The pair have owned and refitted various other similarly themed yachts incluing the recently sold 58m Trinity Skyfall.

With Spectre, the Staluppis opted for the distinctive brand of Made in Italy excellence, with sophisticated interior design by Benetti’s Interior Style Department and fluid exteriors by Giorgio M. Cassetta. Peter sings high praises of Cassetta, a designer who, as he poetically puts it, “has two eyes, two ears and one mouth and uses them proportionally.”

“Cassetta had the vessel 3D modelled, and turned up in Florida with an oculus headset, and put in on Mr Staluppi’s head so that he could walk or fly around the outside of his boat prior to it even coming out of the steel shed,” Peter tells us. That’s dedication for you!

Externally, Spectre boasts a graceful Hi Speed Cruising Hull by Mulder Design, which delivers a maximum speed that is 30% more than traditional displacement hull. The plans for the vessel have been developed in accordance with the most cutting-edge marine technology including Ride Control by Naiad Dynamics, which increases stability and attenuates the pitching of the vessel with the knock on effect of improving comfort and reducing seasickness.

Peter elaborates on the technology, comparing it to a military vessel shooting a gun: “If it is 2 or 3 degrees off, the missile overshoots by half a mile. Ride Control is there to stabilise the platform.”

Spectre features 6 cabins to sleep a total of 12 guests. Built to maximise comfort, her layout consists of two owner’s cabins (one with a private terrace, sun lounging area and hydromassage tub), two main deck VIP cabins and two guest cabins on the lower deck. Her onboard experience is one of ultimate luxury, with top of the range features including a swimming pool, touch and go helipad, elevator to all decks, beach club, spa, gym.

Benetti’s Interior Style Department has done a predictably outstanding job on Spectre’s indoor areas, which combine references to Art Deco with modern details. Peter describes the sumptuous marriage of dark wood and white trimmings: “It is strikingly and elegantly contrasted – dark woodwork, sideboards and closets, with glass mirrors, white marble and white leather that matches the deckheads.”

Spectre is not to be outdone when it comes to special features and exciting additions; she boasts Electronic Chart Display to interactively aid route planning, and houses a customised Iguana tender. It is easy to see why she is generating so much interest as speculation as to who her new owner will be grows.

On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
On the Market: Thompson, Westwood & White Yachts Discuss Spectre
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Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris

Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris

Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris

Award-winning sailing yacht Sybaris, a 70-metre gem of the Perini Navi fleet, has been sold in a seamless brokerage deal this October. Jamie Edmiston of Edmiston & Company introduced the buyer while Bruce Brakenhoff Jr. acted as lead broker for Perini Navi.

"Sybaris was a fantastically designed and built boat, purchased by a laser-focused buyer, from an extremely knowledgeable seller and team, and the deal was masterfully orchestrated by Jamie Edmiston – who performed pretty much the best Yacht brokering job I’ve ever seen in my 35 years in the business," says Bruce Brakenhoff Jr., President of Perini Navi USA. 

Delivered in 2016, the Sybaris exterior was designed by Perini Navi with the consultation of French designer Phillipe Briand, whilst her interior was carefully orchestrated by PH Design. She represents for Perini Navi a new era in its drive for innovation and construction excellence.

At 850 gross tonnes, Sybaris has wide open and well-lit spaces with an avant-garde layout and exceptional décor solutions: "Every detail from door handles to joinery and titanium, we looked at as a piece of art or sculpture. Each piece of hardware on the alligator trunks was hand-drawn (the dining area of Sybaris houses 12 very large alligator travelling trunks suspended off the floor with cast titanium straps) and then 3D modelled in plastic. Even down to the last screw we looked at the details, and we hope the boat expresses itself as a piece of art" says PH Design Founder Peter Hawrylewicz.

Sybaris further represents a decisive step forward in terms of power management with two variable-speed generators supplying electrical power via a DC bus to the vessel’s main electrical grid with the potential to store excess power in lithium polymer batteries. The system improves efficiency, reduces emissions and provides a silent anchor mode at night or in protected areas with the generators switched off.

Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris
Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris
Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris
Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris
Sailing into Success with 70m Sybaris
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Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical

Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical

Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical

Award-winning superyacht, St. David, has been sold by international yacht brokerage West Nautical. With a special thanks to David Jakabovic of Morley Yachts who represented the buyer, West Nautical will continue its role as operational manager of the 60-metre motor yacht due to the company’s well-respected reputation for yacht owner services.

St. David was built in 2008 by Italian shipyard Benetti and was awarded ‘Best Charter Yacht’ by Robb Report in 2009. Just one look at her stand out exterior, toys and tenders and stylish interior space, it is easy to see why.

Since being listed with West Nautical in 2015, St. David underwent an extensive six-month refit in Carrara Italy in 2017 to provide maximum versatility and operational efficiency, revamping her with a welcomed update for the superyacht world. She has been maintained in pristine condition following new paintwork, all new glass, polished interior marble and fresh varnish work, renewed sundeck areas along with new exterior marble countertops and additional extensive technical work. Gleamingly updated and raring to go, it is no surpise St. David caught the eye of her new owners. 

A step inside, the vessel really comes alive. Think a ‘geometric’ interior and streamlined exterior styled by English yacht designer, Andrew Winch. In typical Winch fashion, she features three stunning teak decks with significant volume and a carefully designed arrangement that feels both homely and inviting as well as glamorously adorned.

Intricate details throughout continue to showcase Winch craftsmanship; beautiful mosaic floors, sculptured tables that rise and fall, detailed marquetry and a magnificent sweeping spiral staircase. The Baroque style architecture and Italian Riviera resonance create a lavish atmosphere on board. A floating staircase spanning three decks is topped by a skylight that peeks into the bottom of the sun-deck pool, whilst pops of colour create a balanced composition.

St. David can accommodate up to twelve guests in a luxury six-stateroom layout including a master suite, one VIP stateroom and four double guest retreats. The superyacht features an outdoor cinema, a private nightclub, sun deck pool, large sun lounging area and an extensive list of tenders and toys, perfect for a family at sea.

Gathering a profusion of public interest at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, St. David was sold to her new owner swiftly. 

Kurt Fraser, Commercial Director of West Nautical shares a statement; "St David has been a wonderful yacht for West Nautical to represent and we are thrilled that the new owner has chosen West Nautical to continue operational management and that we will have an opportunity to participate of his and his family’s enjoyment of what is a beautiful and very popular yacht.” 

He continues; “The yacht will now undergo a short technical refit in Carrara Italy and will then reposition to the Indian Ocean where the owner intends to spend some time on board, make her available for charter, and then decide on what enhancements he would like to make.”

We can’t wait to see her stunning silhouette underway in this arresting destination and look forward to embarking on St. David’s charter adventures in the near future.

Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
Sold: 60m 'Best Charter Yacht' St. David with West Nautical
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Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical

Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical

Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical

Award-winning superyacht, St. David, has been sold by international yacht brokerage West Nautical. With a special thanks to David Jakabovic of Morley Yachts who represented the buyer, West Nautical will continue its role as operational manager of the 60-metre motor yacht due to the company’s well-respected reputation for yacht owner services.

St. David was built in 2008 by Italian shipyard Benetti and was awarded ‘Best Charter Yacht’ by Robb Report in 2009. Just one look at her stand out exterior, toys and tenders and stylish interior space, it is easy to see why.

Since being listed with West Nautical in 2015, St. David underwent an extensive six-month refit in Carrara Italy in 2017 to provide maximum versatility and operational efficiency, revamping her with a welcomed update for the superyacht world. She has been maintained in pristine condition following new paintwork, all new glass, polished interior marble and fresh varnish work, renewed sundeck areas along with new exterior marble countertops and additional extensive technical work. Gleamingly updated and raring to go, it is no surpise St. David caught the eye of her new owners. 

A step inside, the vessel really comes alive. Think a ‘geometric’ interior and streamlined exterior styled by English yacht designer, Andrew Winch. In typical Winch fashion, she features three stunning teak decks with significant volume and a carefully designed arrangement that feels both homely and inviting as well as glamorously adorned.

Intricate details throughout continue to showcase Winch craftsmanship; beautiful mosaic floors, sculptured tables that rise and fall, detailed marquetry and a magnificent sweeping spiral staircase. The Baroque style architecture and Italian Riviera resonance create a lavish atmosphere on board. A floating staircase spanning three decks is topped by a skylight that peeks into the bottom of the sun-deck pool, whilst pops of colour create a balanced composition.

St. David can accommodate up to twelve guests in a luxury six-stateroom layout including a master suite, one VIP stateroom and four double guest retreats. The superyacht features an outdoor cinema, a private nightclub, sun deck pool, large sun lounging area and an extensive list of tenders and toys, perfect for a family at sea.

Gathering a profusion of public interest at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018, St. David was sold to her new owner swiftly. 

Kurt Fraser, Commercial Director of West Nautical shares a statement; "St David has been a wonderful yacht for West Nautical to represent and we are thrilled that the new owner has chosen West Nautical to continue operational management and that we will have an opportunity to participate of his and his family’s enjoyment of what is a beautiful and very popular yacht.” 

He continues; “The yacht will now undergo a short technical refit in Carrara Italy and will then reposition to the Indian Ocean where the owner intends to spend some time on board, make her available for charter, and then decide on what enhancements he would like to make.”

We can’t wait to see her stunning silhouette underway in this arresting destination and look forward to embarking on St. David’s charter adventures in the near future.

Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
Sold: Award-Winning 60m St. David with West Nautical
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