The 46.6m motoryacht, Balista, for sale with Matt Albert of YPI, has undergone a currency change from euros to sterling, with a consequential price reduction worth £3.72 million (€4.36 million, XE Converter). She is currently in the Mediterranean and has a new asking price of £12.5 million.
Balista was built by Italian shipyard Cantieri di Pisa for an English owner in 2013. She was the last project to leave the yard before Mondomarine acquired it from Baglietto in May 2015.
In typical Canteri di Pisa style, Balista is constructed of GRP, has a planing hull and can reach speeds of 25 knots and cruise at 22.5 knots, powered by twin MTU 4,670hp engines. In addition to her sporty profile, Balista’s 467gt interior volume is 106gt more than the average 42.5 – 47.5m motoryacht with this hull configuration.
“Because of the maintenance work, she’s probably in better condition now than when she left the yard”, began Matt Albert, the listing broker at YPI. “A new yacht like Balista would certainly be over double her current asking price, so this is an excellent deal because she is virtually a new yacht herself – she is 3 years old and has 690 hours on her engines.”
The vibrant interior was completed by UK-based Mark Berryman and has accommodation for 12/14 guests over six/seven cabins. “Most yachts with this volume have about five cabins but Balista has very versatile hosting arrangements. The VIP splits into two cabins with separate heads if need be, which is certainly an attractive prospect in any market”, Albert continued. “The cabins are very nicely done up and the sky lounge is also very spacious and full-beam, with balconies on both sides which works very well.”
She has been for charter, completing six weeks in her first charter season and five in her second, however as her engine hours would suggest, it wasn’t heavy chartering by any stretch.