Thursday, September 23, 2010

Big Yacht Season

The big yachts are back! On their way across the Atlantic or from the Great Lakes, there is a steady stream of big yachts putting in for a day or two en route.
This week two biggies were in. Perhaps at the extremes of cost or taste, they are worth at least a glimpse.

1. and 2. Kiss the Sky is reputed to be the ninth most expensive yacht in the world (as of 2009). A 170.5 footer, the boat was built by Amels Holland BV (part of the Damen shipbuilding group) and was rebuilt in 2007. In its early days it was all white. I think it looks better with the blue hull. The triple Yamaha powered outboard "dingy" is a nice touch.
Should you wish to charter, she may be available for $225,00 per week. Purchase price is in the neighbourhood of $35 mn. [photos September 23]

3.4. and 5. Mystere CI ex Mystere is 150 footer built in Australia in 1987, but lengthened 3.65m in 1991. She is loaded with toys such as personal watercraft, and a rather over the top collection of cast aluminum deck furniture. Big bucks does not guarantee good taste! [photos September 21]

Both boats are registered in the Cayman Islands.

No comments:

Post a Comment