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Burgess is offering five well-valued superyachts for sale currently in various stages of build at three shipyards. Two of the luxury vessels are in build at Proteksan-Turquoise in Turkey, with another two under construction at Tankoa Yachts in Italy.
The fifth is in progress at McMullen & Wing in New Zealand. Each project offers value, an open and flexible involvement in the build process and a fast track solution to owning a new customised superyacht.
Following the huge success of the recently delivered 70m plus award-winning superyachts, TALISMAN C and VICKY, Proteksan-Turquoise’s two latest projects offer the same levels of build quality with a highly attractive value proposition.
The dramatically styled NB 55 is a 76m Andrew Winch design priced at €57,500,000. With the hull already completed, her buyer can enjoy a close involvement in determining the yacht’s specifications, layouts, interior design and potentially also the exterior styling, such as opting for an explorer style version with helicopter hangar. Versatile options can also be entertained for the vessel’s interior configuration including a large multi-functional living space on the bridge deck, which leads out to a unique indoor/outdoor gym and exercise terrace.
Guest accommodation has currently been conceived for up to 16 guests in eight suites including a master suite on the upper deck with private forward-facing balcony and terrace. There is also a beach club aft, a six-person jacuzzi and a ‘touch and go’ helipad on the foredeck. NB55 is being built to ABS classification and is MCA LY2 compliant, with a projected top speed of 17 knots, and delivery can be taken in 30 months.
NB 57, the second new project from Proteksan-Turquoise is offered for sale at €32,500,000 and also allows design flexibility in a number of key areas including modification to the length ranging from 59.9m (for access to ports such as St Barth's and St Tropez) up to 62m. Design features incorporate seven guest cabins, a gymnasium, beach club, garages for large tenders and a five-person elevator. NB 57 is MCA LY3 compliant, with top speed capabilities of 16 knots and delivery time is 36 months.
Fast track customisation - Tankoa Yachts
The Tankoa Yachts shipyard in Genoa has a wealth of previous superyacht building experience, backed by considerable recent investment both in impressive new yard facilities and project design and development.
The Tankoa S65 is a 65m superyacht currently 50% complete with the possibility of a 2014 delivery assuming adherence to the current specification and design. Her sistership, the Tankoa S70 offers a potential delivery timeline of summer 2015. Both vessels can be modified to a length overall of 70 to 72m and represent an unbeatable incentive in the new-build market at reduced asking prices of €42,000,000 for the S65 and €45,000,000 for the S70.
Currently designed with ‘flat’ transoms and an integrated fold-down door, a 5m stern extension with a larger fixed beach club platform is a design option to extend either vessel. A spacious and attractive accommodation layout for 12 guests is proposed, comprising a panoramic owner’s apartment on the upper deck with a private deck area and a full beam VIP suite and four guest suites on the main deck, but complete flexibility exists for adaptations to be made to this existing configuration. Interior design concepts developed by Guigiaro or David Chipperfield are included in the asking price, the package can be modified to incorporate new interior designs as specified by a buyer.
Various key features include an aft deck pool, beach club and gym on the lower deck, a ‘touch-and-go’ helipad aft on the sun deck, guest elevator to all decks, two tender 'garages' for a couple of large tenders and enclosed stowage for jetskis towards the bow. Both vessels are being built to dual Lloyds and RINA class with a ‘Green Star’ environmental notation and MCA compliancy. They are powered by twin 2,480hp Caterpillar engines, delivering a maximum speed of approximately 16.5 knots and a range of 5,000NM at 12.5 knots.
Charles Dence, sales broker at Burgess in Monaco said, “Tankoa offers reassuring levels of experience, comprehensive warranties and the yard is also prepared to consider flexibility in the structuring of a deal in order to incentivise new build business. Added to which, there is considerable scope for modification in design and client input on both these projects. Buyers looking for a compelling opportunity in this size range should have this yard firmly on their radar.”
Remarkable world explorer – McMullen & Wing
Inspired by the award-winning success of McMullen and Wing’s 45m expedition yacht BIG FISH, which went on to achieve an extraordinary charter track record, her 50m sistership, BIG STAR was conceived by the same owner and is now under construction at the same New Zealand yard. Sharing the same highly efficient displacement hull form as her acclaimed predecessor, BIG STAR offers incredible volume and stability.
Naval architects Gregory C Marshall is proposing several superstructure concepts, drawing on the most popular features of this much admired expedition vessel. Her current design includes a flexible layout for up to six guest cabins, a 38m owner’s deck and extensive outdoor living options, including a fabulous aft deck with splash pool. There is full scope for a new owner to bring their own influence to the interior layout and design of this masculine, modern design, which is already equipped with an immaculate engine room and a comprehensive inventory.
With an asking price of $30,000,000, BIG STAR can be launched in less than two years, offering a buyer the rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding high volume 50m luxury custom expedition yacht, fully warranted by her original award-winning New Zealand shipyard, at significantly less than replacement cost.
For full details on any of the above new build projects offered for sale by Burgess as Central Agents, visit www.burgessyachts.com.
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