A Boat International news source deals with the biggest yachts for sale at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023.
Monaco Yacht Show
With the Monaco Yacht Show fast approaching, we take a look at the impressive line-up of yachts for sale on display in Port Hercule or at anchor this year.
The biggest yacht for sale at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show by over 25 metres is the mighty Kismet. It may not be her first visit to the principality, but even after nine years on the water, she remains a showstopper. The brief for Kismet was “champagne and caviar” and was executed by Espen Øino and Reymond Langton. Highlights include an Art Deco interior with a grand atrium, two helipads and bejewelled cabins for 16 guests and 27 crew.
Drizzle has had only one owner since new and has remained under their stewardship since 2012 with a comprehensive maintenance schedule that has kept her in near-perfect condition. The owner collaborated with British design studio RWD to fashion a neutral, contemporary interior intended for wide appeal. Her most recent refit in 2019 saw her repainted and fitted with a new, full-beam swim platform with a shower and retractable self-washing swim ladder. Drizzle joined the market following the completion of her Lloyds 10-Year Special Survey in May 2022.
Polar Star was built in 2005 to a design by Espen Øino and, as her name might suggest, features an ice-class hull with an impressive range of 7,000 range miles, granting her access to remote parts of the world. Polar Star underwent an extensive refit in 2016 that saw the aft platform extended by two metres, the hexagonal spa pool replaced with a more practical rectangular, glass-fronted one and the guest office remodelled into a massage room. It also received a full Pinmar repaint in 2021. Accommodation is for 12 guests in five cabins.
Asking €64,000,000 with Eastwind Yachts.
Seanna was designed by Benetti, who delivered her in 2011, with interior design and styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young. A grand marble lobby is found at the heart of the vessel and her interior is finished in fine Italian leathers, rich walnut woodwork and nickel inlays. The saloon converts to a cinema and there is a separate TV lounge adjacent to the formal dining room, while the main deck also boasts a massage room for two and a library with an electric fireplace.
Asking €49,500,000 with Burgess.
Flag started life at Feadship in 2000 but underwent an extensive refit in 2012 that saw her pick up the Neptune for Best Refit at a World Superyacht Awards the following year. Highlights include a homey interior restyled by Chahan with a flexible seven-cabin layout offering accommodation for up to 18 guests. A lift offers stair-free access to all decks, including the sundeck where guests will find a pool and a pizza oven.
Asking $46,000,000 with Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates.
Marguerite was built in 2004 under the supervision of the Moran Yacht & Ship’s new construction team with a design brief that required a private owner’s area, professional dive centre, capacious tender storage and autonomous operation for thirty days. Fresh from a full interior refit after a change in ownership at the end of 2021, the yacht for sale accommodates 12 guests in six large cabins consisting of a two-deck owner’s apartment with an observation lounge, access to a private foredeck and a floating staircase that leads to an upper deck study. A large sun deck/helicopter deck has a ten-person Jacuzzi that has been installed with a dedicated insulated storage tank, allowing the tub to be emptied and refilled with immediate hot water.
Asking $48,000,000 with Moran Yacht & Ship.
Caipirinha was designed by Espen Øino with an interior by Mark Berryman and delivered by Lürssen in 2009. She picked up the coveted Neptune for Motor Yacht of the Year at the 2010 World Superyacht Awards and was refitted as recently as 2017. Oversized windows fill the interior with natural light, while each guest cabin is finished with low noise, state-of-the-art electric blinds for privacy. The layout is described by the broker as “versatile, catering to a variety of social gatherings”, including a formal saloon that can be converted to a cinema via a hidden screen and projector.
Asking €59,990,000 with Burgess.
Builder: Turquoise Yachts
Turquoise was delivered by the Proteksan-Turquoise shipyard in 2011 to a design by Dubois Naval Architects and is offered for sale following a 2022 refit. Work included an upgrade of her interiors – which were overhauled in 2014 by H2 Yacht Design and again in 2019 – as well as a new metallic hull paint, teak caulking and her 10-year class survey. A full-beam owner’s suite is positioned on the main deck, with its own private office, along with a VIP cabin. A private upper saloon is complete with its own pantry – and a baby grand piano – that leads out onto an al fresco dining area.
Asking €20,500,000 with IYC.
Builder: Admiral – The Italian Sea Group (TISG)
New in 2023, the all-aluminium Silver Star is the second in the S-Force 55 series, following on from the builder’s first hull Geco. Design is by TISG’s art director Gian Marco Campanino and the broker pointed out that she now has “a stunning interior by the legendary Italian luxury designer Giorgio Armani”. Key features include a beach club, a large multifunctional circular helipad and the upper deck, sporting a Jacuzzi, bar and connecting lounge creating the perfect indoor-outdoor social environment.
Asking €34,500,000 with TWW Yachts.
Kahalani was designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects with an interior by renowned Paris-based Rémi Tessier. She benefits from having two large saloons, with the bridge deck saloon unusually being full beam. Tessier’s contrasting light and dark finishes make for a spectacularly clean and contemporary look throughout the interior. The generously-sized sundeck sports a Jacuzzi, full bar and completely sheltered dining for 12. The bridge deck offers indoor-outdoor formal dining at a large circular table for 12, thanks to semi-circular glass sliding doors.
Asking €42,500,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.
Sea Huntress is a rare offering on the brokerage market as one of only a handful of Feadships designed inside and out by Terence Disdale. She was delivered in 1997 but a 2020 refit saw her overhauled and repainted from top to bottom with extensive areas of new teak decking and a complete refurbishment of her interior decor. In 2022, under her most recent owner, the helipad was upgraded to carry a three-tonne helicopter and she is also accompanied by a nine-metre and six-metre tender. Her full-beam main saloon is said by the brokers to be “probably the largest on a yacht of this size”.
Asking €29,750,000 (VAT paid) with Camper & Nicholsons International.
The unusually named Were Dreams was designed by Tim Heywood and delivered in 2008 as the first in Amels’ line of 171 Limited Edition models. Her spacious sundeck is one of the many changes that were made to standard during construction – it was redesigned with a Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads. Her full-beam master suite is complemented by an additional single cabin on the main deck which can be used for extra guests or personal staff.
Asking €24,000,000 with Camper & Nicholsons International.
Builder: Tankoa Yachts
Grey is the latest launch from Tankoa Yachts and joined the market shortly after her launch earlier this year as the fifth in the shipyard’s S501 series. She is named after her “whisper grey” hull and, in a key departure from her sisterships, features a foredeck, with a larger-than-usual swimming pool and a show-stopping Cseed foldable 144-inch cinema screen that pops up from the deck. Grey is listed for sale with Jean-Claude Carme of TWW Yachts as the owner eyes up a larger build.
Asking €36,500,000 with TWW Yachts.
Builder: Turquoise Yachts
Mosaique is offered for sale fresh from a refit with a new beach house-style interior, engine rebuild, bottom paint job and a new “blue marlin” hull colour. She is MCA-coded with a strong charter reputation and accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins. These comprise a master suite and VIP suite on the main deck, while on the lower deck are three doubles and a twin, all with entertainment centres, flatscreen televisions and en-suite bathroom facilities.
Asking $15,500,000 with IYC.
Used only privately and still under original ownership, My Loyalty was delivered in 2016 as the fifth hull in Heesen’s 5000 series. Her sporty hull is finished in “shark grey” and complemented by a white superstructure, all styled by Omega Architects, with accommodation for 12. A 70-square-metre sundeck and a choice of five al fresco guest areas offer plenty of options for guests on board.
Asking €28,500,000 (VAT paid) with Edmiston.
Amare II is the second in Heesen’s 5000 class series of features and follows in the footsteps of her sistership Home. Built under the codename Project Electra, she is fitted with a hybrid propulsion system and is optimised for efficiency and can run at a speed of up to nine knots in silent mode. Presently ABS class, for private use, the broker pointed out that she could be switched to become commercially classed should a future owner wish to offer her for charter.
Asking €36,900,000 (VAT paid) with BehneMar.
BG was delivered by Feadship in 1990 and underwent a major refit in 2015. She can accommodate 12 guests in six generous cabins, including a full beam master suite and VIP suite on the main deck. The main saloon benefits from comfortable seating with sea views and adjoins a dining area with a rosewood table and a wine cellar containing 120 bottles. The upper saloon was reconfigured in the 2015 refit to create a multi-purpose entertaining space, and as all furniture is modular, this can be easily transformed for sunbathing, al fresco dining, entertaining with cocktails or relaxing with a film – which can be viewed via an impressive 102-inch screen deployed from a built-in cabinet.
Asking $16,000,000 with Cecil Wright & Partners.
This “off-roader” 500EXP model was designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design as Sanlorenzo’s first true explorer offering. Lars sports a bronze hull and ice-white superstructure with a large aft deck for carrying toys or landing a helicopter and is “ice-ready” without limitation, according to the broker, capable of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. Other highlights aboard Lars include submarine stowage, a garage for its seven-metre tender and a sit-up sundeck Jacuzzi and bar.
Asking €25,500,000 with Lengers Yachts.
The newly launched UVII will be making her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show and is also listed for sale. Designed by Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design, she has a plumb bow, aft-learning radar arch and curved superstructure line that draws inspiration from modern sports cars. UV II has a five-cabin layout that accommodates a total of ten guests, with further provision for a crew of seven. Luca Dini Design & Architecture is responsible for the yacht’s interior design, working with large windows that can be “opened on all decks” and a contemporary colour palette of gold and turquoise.
Asking €24,900,000 with Fraser.
The 42.6-metre NQEA explorer yacht Flying Manta was first delivered in 2004 as Ophelia and was entirely rebuilt under new ownership between 2015 and 2017. Major work included a six-metre extension, the addition of a Lloyd’s certified helideck with refuelling capabilities, a new swim platform and an interior overhaul, with 90 per cent of the existing interior replaced or upgraded. Highlights include a cockpit that can be fully enclosed with air-conditioning, acting as a winter garden, and oyster and lobster tanks next to a BBQ grill where the catch of the day is prepared and served fresh. She has been used only privately.
Asking €18,00,000 with Fraser.
Synthesis 66 is a prime example of a refitted classic Feadship. She was delivered in 1982 and has recently undergone major refit work and cosmetic upgrades between 2019 and 2023, including an interior revamp by Daniela Boutsen. Accommodation is for a party of 10 with master cabin on the main deck, with a walk-through area that could be used as a nanny cabin. Highlights include a Jacuzzi, gym equipment, bar, TV and dining space, all found on the bridge deck. Synthesis 66‘s new owners will be eligible to continue membership of the prestigious Feadship Heritage Fleet.
Asking €23,000,000 with Northrop & Johnson.
Builder: Alia Yachts
Built in composite in Turkey and delivered in 2016, Ruya was the winner of a Neptune at the World Superyacht Awards that same year. Accommodation is for 12 guests in five spacious cabins, including a full-beam master cabin forward on the main deck with large picture windows, a private office and an en suite bathroom. Ruya’s large 93-square-metre sundeck sports an oversized glass-faced Jacuzzi, wet bar, barbecue and al fresco dining table. The yacht also benefits from a beach club and hydraulic swim platform and is offered for sale fresh from a 2021 refit.
Asking €17,995,000 with Burgess.
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