The 44.7m motoryacht, Beluga, which was built for the former owner of the 34.7m Moonen build, Beluga – has undergone a further €1 million price reduction with Fraser Yachts and Moran Yacht & Ship since the firms took on the joint central agency listing in April this year.
Fraser Yachts’ listing broker Jan Jaap Minnema clarified that the yacht came onto the market soon after her delivery for €18.5 million, or more, but is now listed for sale at €12.9 million, having been reduced by at least 30 per cent in price.
Beluga was built by Timmerman Yachts at its facility in Moscow, Russia, and remains the most recent delivery of the 23-yacht Russian fleet to-date. She is a displacement vessel with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, featuring the naval architecture and exterior design work of Netherlands-based Vripack Naval Architects. The interior, accommodating 10 guests over three double staterooms and two twins, was designed by Frangulyan Studio, also Russia-based.
“I’d say the yacht itself is built better than Italian standards”, began Minnema. “She’s MCA compliant, has Dutch naval architecture and is very strong. Her sistership, Latitude (the first hull in the series), has done the Northwest Passage twice, so there is no doubt about the seaworthiness of these builds. I urge people to do inspections because only then do you realise how well she has been put together”.
The average post-2010 built 42.5 – 47.5m motoryacht that has come onto the market in 2016 has been listed for sale with an average asking price of €22.36 million, so Beluga’s asking price, at nearly €10 million lower, is a very good offer on the market.