In what has been an active period of the year for sales, Yacht & Villa International has announced the sale of Amels’ TJ Esperanza with the assistance of Flagship Yachts, which introduced the buyer. The final asking price, following her €1 million reduction in September this year, was €12.75 million.
The 1999 build was part of the Tigre d’Or series of semi-custom builds by Amels. Her striking exterior was built with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure to a design by Terence Disdale Design, which also completed the lavish and homely interior work. The yacht is apportioned with six voluminous staterooms throughout the interior consisting of a master stateroom, two double staterooms and three twin staterooms. The comfort is further enhanced by the Quantum zero speed ARC 3001 MK2 stabilisers that were installed in 2008.
Mark Seaton, the listing broker from Yacht & Villa International, said “What’s interesting about her is that most of the Tigre d’Or series have had serious interior refits that have completely changed the style of the yacht. She, however, has the original, timeless Terence Disdale interior, which looks as good as it did in 1999 and it’s one that really hasn’t gone out of fashion.”
TJ Esperanza has been maintained, regardless of cost, to the highest standards and has been operated under MCA and ISM since new. Now fresh from an extensive 2014 refit and lying in the South of France, she is in prime condition for her new owners.
She is fitted with twin Cummins KTA38 M2 engines, both of which have been well used, with approximately 13,230 hours each. She has a high fuel capacity of 95,380 litres, which is 6,271 litres higher than the average for the live 47.5m to 52.5m motoryacht fleet. This allows her to obtain a range of 3,180 nautical miles at 14 knots, or a range in excess of 5,000 nautical miles at a lesser speed of 10 knots.
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Year of build: 1999
CA: Yacht & Villa International
Final asking price: €12,750,000