|Monaco Yacht Show 2010 Follow-up|
If you were following me on Twitter you will already have seen the list of over 15 boats I inspected during the Monaco show.
Outstanding Explorer yachts from the show? Well I have to put SENSES 194' Explorer yacht and ULYSSES 195' Trinity at the top of the list. SENSES just does it all right when it comes to an Explorer yacht, from sensible exterior finishes (no pun there), great deck space to open, light elegant sensible interior with stunning use of windows for viewing. When you speak to the crew both the deck and interior people talk about what a pleasure she is to work on, the easy of up keep and the features that allow them to give superior service to owner and guests in all conditions. She has outstanding engineering spaces also.
ULYSSES is the best finished and engineered of this class of aft house explorer vessels I have seen either from the European yards or US. She was built by Trinity / Halter but completely rebuilt in Australia, long story, contact me for details. Her engineering levels are very well done and she has unusual features and spaces that really work well.
In the conversion section it has to be converted Tug ARIRTE PRIMO 44M 145'. They were very smart keeping the outside tug feel, with flat paint and open bulwarks, they even kept the water canons which still work. They put a new house on her but kept the style true. She has a slide out platform on the stern with swim ladder for easier water access. The inside is finished to a high standard in a traditional feel with great open space and large guest cabins. Price is highly flexible.
BULLDOG the 33.8m 110’ converted tug was also interesting, not as well finished at ARIRITE PRIMO she does have a open feel with good guest cabins contact me regarding condition and pricing considerations.
In the long range white yacht group there were a number of good boats, however the crown jewel has to go to AQUARIUS the 211' Amels, STUNNING! Engineering excellent! What I love about her is unlike a lot of other big white yachts her interior was done in a style that really make the job of the crew easy while cruising long distances and is one of the most comfortable and architecturally pleasing I have seen in a long time. The new Turquose 58 m BARAKA and the new Trinity BACARELLA which is a steel hull full displacement vessel both were very good over all.
NERO the 296' Corsair Marine needs a nod just for shear size. There is space on space in her, without question she can do the miles and has all the gear.
There were a number of other vessels that are worth consideration including CHINA the 110' 33.5 m explorer built by Kingship.
Please contact me to discuss these and other vessels I inspected during the show and new design opportunities.
John S. DeCaro
|Broker John DeCaro|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA|
|Bahia Mar Yachting Center|
|801 Seabreeze Blvd.|