The latest of Timmerman Yachts’ deliveries, 44.7m Beluga, has undergone a central agency change and is now for sale with Fraser Yachts and Moran Yacht & Ship. She is currently based in Trogir, Croatia, with an asking price of €13.9 million.
Beluga was delivered by the Russian yard in Moscow in 2014 and remains the latest delivery of the 23 yacht Russian fleet. She is a displacement vessel with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, featuring naval architecture, interior and exterior design by Netherlands-based Vripack Naval Architects.
“She was built for an experienced owner who was the former owner of the 34.7m Moonen build, Beluga”, began Beluga’s listing broker, Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. “The yacht came onto the market very soon after her delivery. She was priced at €18.5 million, or more, when she first came onto the market but has changed central agencies several times since and has come down in price considerably. The low price she has now is because the owner is serious about the listing and wants her sold.”
“I’d say the yacht itself is built better than Italian standards”, continued Minnema. She’s MCA compliant, has Dutch naval architecture and is very strong. Her sistership (46.5m Latitude, the first hull in the series) has done the Northwest Passage (a route north of Alaska and Canada but south of Greenland that’s rarely undertaken by superyachts) 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.”
Beluga can accommodate 10 guests over five cabins, with three doubles and two twins. Other notable features include stabilisers for added comfort, a Jacuzzi and a range that exceeds 4,000 nautical miles allowing for long-range cruises.
If one analyses the 42.5 – 47.5m post-2010 built new central agency listings for 2016, the average listing price has been €21.52 million, so Beluga’s asking price significantly undercuts other similarly sized vessels that have recently come onto the market.