, 2022-08-12 02:00:00,
Mavi Yachts just floated a very interesting proposition for yachting enthusiasts.
The Turkish shipyard has laid out plans to refit three luxury superyachts severely damaged by Hurricane Irma in 2017 for quite a bargain. The trio, which includes Mondomarine’s 136-foot Sierra Romeo (above), Sanlorenzo’s 126-foot Princess Claudia II and Benetti’s 94-foot Mariale V, were fully inspected by the folks at Mavi and found to be ripe for renovation.
“This is a one-off opportunity,” Mavi’s Haluk Gundogdu told Superyacht Times. “All three are pedigree builds and can be refitted to turnkey condition at our shipyard, or sold as they are.”
The survivors of the Category 5 hurricane are now laid up at Mavi’s Istanbul yard, and the team has secured the hull classification drawings of all three. The structures are said to be sound and the bulk of the damage superficial. As a result, the yard claims each vessel can be returned to “nearly new” condition at a fraction of the original asking price.
Launched in 2007, Sierra Romeo is one of only two hulls in Mondomarine’s 41M series and has previously changed hands for as much as $10 million. After being wrecked at Sint Maarten, the 349 GT yacht is now listed for roughly $713,000. It needs to be fully stripped, but this means you can switch up the original three-cabin, six-stateroom layout. To get Sierra Romeo to turnkey condition,…
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