The 47.2m build Triumphant Lady has been listed for sale with Camper & Nicholsons International for the very competitive asking price of $6.9 million, factoring in a $12 million refit in 2009 that effectively brought her condition up to that of a new build.
Triumphant Lady was delivered in 1985 by Japanese shipyard Sterling Yachts to an architectural design by Bannenburg Designs Ltd. This was one of three collaborations in quick succession, with 55.2m Lady A, 45m Matrix Rose and 47.2m Triumphant Lady all delivered in 1985 and 1986. The exterior for these three designs all received input from Japanese yacht designer, Yutaki Jujima.
47.2m Triumphant Lady
“She is unique because, despite being an older boat, I don’t think she’ll ever look old. I put that down to the fact that she is a great Bannenburg design”, commented listing broker John Weller.
The previous owner invested $12 million in a refit in 2009 with the intention of sailing her around the world. “The refit included pretty much everything, from new generators, to an entirely refitted interior, new interior woodwork and an extension for a swim platform”, continued Weller. Cindy Mason also contributed to the yacht’s interior décor.
Other notable features of the yacht are the three-story spiral staircase, elevator connecting the three decks, stabilisers, Jacuzzi on the sun deck, Bannenburg-designed glass-bottomed spa pool and a helipad.
The Superyacht Intelligence Agency’s data shows that, since 2013, the average asking price for motoryachts listed for re-sale between 45m–50m is $21.72 million. For those that have a build year preceding 1990, this average asking price is reduced to $10.35 million. At $6.9 million, her price is just two thirds of this latter figure, not to mention the value added from an extensive $12 million refit seven years ago.