The market for brokerage yachts becomes a loudly buzzing hive of activity around the autumn boat-show season, with brokers making big sales pushes before, during and after the shows. This year, the good news for brokerage buyers is that quite a few respected brands of yachts are available, with styling and performance capabilities that can suit all different types of cruising plans.
Here’s a look at a few of the yachts for sale on the brokerage market right now, along with the features that make each of the yachts worth a look.
- It’s a busy time of year for brokerage-yacht listings, just after the autumn boat shows.
- Brokerage yachts from pedigree builders are among those for sale right now.
- Current listings for brokerage yachts can satisfy many types of cruising itineraries.
- Features aboard yachts available today include all kinds of creature comforts.
The Need for Speed
Some of the yachts available on the brokerage market right now are from builders that place a premium on the ability to cruise faster than competing yachts of similar length. These yachts will get their owners from Point A to Point B in a shorter amount of time than many other yachts, leaving more hours in the day to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Sunseeker 95 S-Cape
The Sunseeker 95 S-Cape is a 2017 build with a top speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots, according to sales broker Mark Elliott at IYC. He describes the yacht as being “in immaculate, turnkey condition” at an asking price of $5,499,000.
Accommodations are for 10 guests in five staterooms, including a split-level, full-beam master on the main deck. Guest spaces for relaxation are indoors and outdoors, including outdoor dining options. Elliott says S-Cape is also charter-ready for an owner who wants to offset some ownership costs with charter income.
Mangusta 109 Dopamine
The name Dopamine says it all about this Mangusta 109, which is for sale through broker Alex G. Clarke at Denison Yachting. Top speed is 26 knots with a cruising speed of 21 knots, and with the Volvo Penta engines showing just over 1,000 original hours (the IPS is still under extended warranty on the 2021 build).
Ten guests are accommodated in five staterooms, including an on-deck master. There’s a hot tub on the bow with a lounge area, making this yacht a good option for buyers who want privacy while moored stern-to at the marina. The asking price is $13,250,000 for this yacht, which also has a sizable tender garage for a RIB and toys.
Several of the yachts on the brokerage market right now fall into the explorer category, which means they’re built with features and systems that allow them to cruise farther for longer periods of time away from the dock.
Buyers who have an interest in exploring remote destinations, as opposed to hanging out closer to shore, might want to consider these listings.
The 121-foot Vitters Dardanella is listed for sale with Y.CO at an asking price of about $9.47 million. The Dutch firm Vripack designed this yacht, whose reported range is 5,400 nautical miles at 9 knots.
“Dardanella isn’t like other explorer yachts on the market today,” says Y.CO sales broker Max Bulley. “The vessel was built to explore and was not converted from another life.”
Dardanella was built in 1996 and was most recently refitted in 2018. Accommodations are for 10 to 12 guests in five staterooms, including a full-beam master. The yacht is also available for charter through Y.CO at a weekly base rate of $125,000 in Costa Rica.
The 295-foot Lürssen Ice is for sale through broker Gregory Gheraia at Blackorange Superyachts. Built in 2005, Ice has a reported range of 6,000 nautical miles for world cruising.
Asking price is about $103.5 million for Ice, which underwent what Gheraia calls “a massive refit” from 2019 to 2021. Exteriors are by Tim Heywood with interiors by Terence Disdale. Features include an elevator that services all decks, accommodations for 14 guests in seven staterooms, diesel-electric Azipod propulsion, Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers and an aft-deck swimming pool.
Buyers have quite a few options on the brokerage market today for yachts with traditional lines that never go out of style. These classically styled vessels come in various lengths with an array of features, and are often used for cruising with friends or family.
Here’s a look at two of the classically styled options for sale on the brokerage market today.
New England Boat Works Sea Bold
The 96-foot Sea Bold is a custom, fast-expedition yacht with a C. Raymond Hunt hull and construction by New England Boatworks. Delivered in 2003 and refitted in 2019-20, Sea Bold has an asking price of $2,999,000 through 26 North Yachts.
The build was done with Kevlar and carbon fiber epoxy for a lightweight, strong hull that can achieve a high-speed cruise of 22 knots. The top-end is reportedly 25 knots on Sea Bold, which retains a New England-style profile.
Features include a fully enclosed, air-conditioned pilothouse, stabilizers and a bow thruster for easier, more comfortable maneuvering on long-distance runs and in close quarters at the dock.
The 116-foot Hargrave Renaissance is a 2016 build that’s offered through Hargrave Custom Yachts at an asking price of $8.75 million. This is a raised-pilothouse design with a hull by Jack Sarin and décor from Yacht Interiors by Shelley.
Accommodations are for 10 guests in five staterooms, including an on-deck master. Cruise speed is 18 knots with a top hop of 22 knots, according to the Hargrave team. The power package is Caterpillar C32 engines, with each one showing about 3,500 hours. At-rest and underway stabilizers are installed for guest comfort at sea.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can any sales broker help you buy any yacht?
Yes. Yachts are listed for sale with specific brokers, but buyers can work with any other brokers they’d like to explore various listings and make offers. The process is similar to real-estate listings on land.
Are the listed asking prices set in stone?
The answer depends on the seller. Some yacht-owners are willing to negotiate on price, while other yacht-owners are not.
Are any of these yachts available for onboard walk-throughs?
Yes. Contact the listing company or your own broker to learn the yacht’s locations and discuss arrangements for a tour.
Where are more specs available about each of these yachts?
On the websites of the listing brokers. Click through the links to see full specs and, in many cases, a selection of photos.
Where are there more articles about other yachts on the brokerage market?
Check out the brokerage section on Yachting’s website for the latest news about brokerage yachts.