Imperial Yachts has had a prolific end to the month by making two of the largest re-sales in 2015, in the space of 10 days. On 20 November, the Monaco-based firm completed the sale of 60m M/Y Event and on 30 November it confirmed the sale of 60m M/Y Arkley.
For both yachts, Imperial was originally the owner’s representative and construction supervisor during the construction and interior fit-out process. Following both deliveries, Imperial was also the operational manager and central agent for both sales.
Commenting on the success story, Julia Stewart, Director of Imperial Yachts said, “Monaco is the superyacht capital of the world. Having vessels listed for sale side-by-side was hugely important for us. This year we had Romea, Arkley and Event on the same quay, whereas in previous years they have been on opposite sides. It gives prospective buyers the opportunity to visit three vessels with completely different atmospheres, which ultimately gives you more chance of selling them and it also helps us to manage them effectively. Yes, we had two 60m yachts there, but they are by no means similar. Having said that, Monaco isn’t the secret; this year it has been about how closely we’ve worked with our clients.”
M/Y Event is the first hull in the Amels 199 Limited Edition series. The award-winning 60m was delivered in April 2013 by Amels and features a modern hull design by Tim Heywood and the interior design eye of Laura Sessa. The sale of Event also marked a major step for Burgess Asia, who represented the buyer on this occasion and subsequently sealed their first superyacht sale since their transition into the region.
M/Y Arkley, also an award-winning 60m motoryacht, was built by German shipyard Lürssen and delivered in 2009. Her exterior profiling is the product of highly regarded Monaco-based Espen Øino and her interior was completed by Mark Berryman. Burgess also assisted with Arkley's sale by introducing the buyer. The pricing information for both sales will remain confidential.
The launch of Abeking & Rasmussen’s RoMEA earlier this year is another success story for for the firm, who acted as owner representatives and construction supervisors for the build. “We are excited about having RoMEA for charter. She is now one of the biggest and most exciting yachts on the charter market in the Mediterranean and one of the largest ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen," commented Stewart.