Supposedly the larger yacht yards are doing well with new construction, however, based on some of the news within the last 30 days there are two sides to this story. Trinity Yachts based in New Orleans has closed, due in main part to a buyout by Harvey Gulf, a commercial shipbuilding outfit that wants to build LPG supply vessels for the Gulf oil trade.

Meanwhile in the Pacific Northwest, Christensen has been purchased in it's entirety by the majority shareholder, Mr. Henry Luken, following 8 months of rancor and rumors. Hopefully the company will get back to building great quality yachts, the first two of which (both 161') are well underway.

On the other side of the pond, Jongert just announced that they are closing their doors and ISA, based in Ancona, Italy have filed with the local authorities that they are laying off workers and may be headed for re-organization. We will keep you posted on further developments.
Skywater Yachts is pleased to announce the sale of the 1998 124' Delta Marine Motor Yacht "Casuarina"! This is the second 124' Delta that Skywater Yachts have listed and has been sold, in the last 16 months. Featuring a full beam master stateroom plus 2 queen VIP staterooms below and an on-deck queen VIP, Casuarina is a great value! Her new name is "Loose Ends".

Skywater Yachts lists 2002 model 65' Hatteras Sportfish "Cats Hat" for sale.

Fully fish rigged - Pipewelders tuna tower (with buggy top), triple spreader outriggers with electric reels, Bluewater fighting chair, bait wells, freezers, line cameras, cockpit misting system and even an ice chipper - this proven bluewater fisherman is ready to win tournaments!
Not just a fish raising machine, she is elegantly fitted out in high gloss cherry veneers, complementing granites and honey onyx countertops.
Featuring 4 staterooms, with 2 queen berths plus 3 heads (all with shower stalls), you will be fishing in style!
Powered by reliable 3412 Caterpillar engines of 1,400HP each, she cruises comfortably at 28kts. Other equipment includes 2 generators, bow thruster and water maker.
Well priced at $950,000 and open to offers.

Florida leads nation in Brokerage Yacht Sales in 2014

Probably no surprise, but Florida led the nation in boat sales in 2014 by a large margin, according to statistics from Yachtworld. Nearly 1 in 5 yachts sold within all 50 States was sold in Florida or 5,776 boats. Even more impressive was the fact that this equaled $1.655 Billion dollars in gross product sales, which equates to nearly 50% of the total value of all boats sold in 2014.
Of even greater significance is the percentage of large yacht transactions that were completed in the Sunshine State. on vessels between 46--79' the State accounted for 1/3 of all transactions countrywide.
For vessels over 80', Florida brokers sold 131 vessels (8 more than 2013). By comparison, the rest of the States combined, sold 64 boats, however there was a stark contrast in the average price between Florida and the rest, with Florida registering an average of $5.5M per transaction, compared with $1.6M for the other 49 States.
Skywater Yachts is proud to have contributed to both numbers, having sold a 106' Westport in the State of WA. as well as vessels in FL. in 2014.
Moral of the story, if you are looking to buy a large luxury yacht, come to Florida for the largest selection of large yachts for sale in the USA and arguably the world!!  Come on down, the waters warm and the staff at Skywater Yachts is knowledgable!!
124' Delta "Casuarina" 1998 engine re-built!

Our co-central listing "Casuarina" has just had her stb'd engine re-built (the port engine only has 1,100hrs on it) and is scheduled to be hauled out next week for bottom paint, after which she is ready to go cruising.
In our opinion, "Casuarina" represents a great buying opportunity, the interior shows very well, featuring an on-deck VIP cabin, full beam king master with his and hers amidships below and two additional queen VIP staterooms. Priced at millions under any 124' on the market or previously sold, this is an opportunity that will not last much longer -easy to view in Fort Lauderdale, asking $4,499,000.  Contact Kevin Ralph - Central Agent for more information.
New Skywater Yachts Website - now live!

Visit the new Skywater Yachts website www.skywateryachts.com we are adding some great features, with more to come: Price changes - yachts that have had a price change, not only the amount of the price reduction (and sometimes an increase!), but also such information as the percentage  of the price change, how long the boat has been on the market, the original listing price and the percentage difference from the original listing price to the recently reduced price. In coming weeks we will be giving further analysis and what all of this information means (better informed Buyers and Sellers!!).

Now, we are attending the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show on Collins Ave (Feb. 12-16 2015), there are several vessels attending that are listed on our Buying Opportunities list, call us for more details or if you would like an appointment to view any of these fine vessels. We hope to see you on the docks!  Happy shopping!

Top 10 Superyachts Launched in 2014

Skywater Yachts lists the Top 10 Superyachts Launched in 2014. The builder Lurssen led the way with 3 out of the 10. No other builder had more than one in the top 10. Six of the superyachts were between 80 and 105 meters.

Boats at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Skywater Yachts presents some of the boats that will be featured at the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show being held between February 12 and 16th in Miami Beach. http://www.skywateryachts.com/miami_boat_show_2015.php

2014 110' Curvelle Superyacht Catamaran has price reduction!

Jan. 2015 - Kevin Ralph, the U.S. representative for Curvelle Superyacht power Catamarans, announces a nearly 800,000 Euro price reduction on the "quaranta" an innovative 110' powercat, which has won 7 International design and innovation awards. Boasting 6 on-deck staterooms, all of which can be re-configured by the crew to go from twin bed, to king bed to a 3 room suite configuration, affording unparalleled flexibility for owners and guests. Every stateroom features a 9'x3' picture window offering natural light and amazing views for every guest onboard. The price,Euro: 9,875,000, along with strengthening US$ means the price is effectively US$11,750,000 at prevailing rates (Ja. 2015), which given the volume (equal to a 40m monohull) and features is an amazing deal!!

Skywater Yachts lists 385' Luxury Floating Resort for sale!

Skywater Yachts lists one of a kind luxury floating fishing/diving resort for sale for $9,900,000! Built as a self-sustaining luxury sport fishing camp that can be anchored offshore, the current owner invested years and nearly $30 million to turn an offshore cable laying barge into a luxury resort, complete with 20 bedroom suites, movie theater, wine room, gym, sauna & beauty salon, marina for docking boats and even a helipad!! Contact Skywater Yachts now for full details!

124' Delta "Continental Drifter III" Sold!

Skywater Yachts successfully completes the sale of their centrally listed 2003, 124’ Delta “Continental Drifter III” as a direct result of displaying her in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, at an asking price of $9,750,000.

124' Delta "Casuarina" 1998 for sale!

Skywater Yachts presents “CASUARINA” – A gorgeous 124' Delta motor yacht at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014! This large volume pedigreed yacht, is a proven passage maker, having crossed the Atlantic 6 times on her own bottom. With on-deck VIP suite, full beam master suite, with his and hers bathrooms plus 2 additional queen suites below decks, there is plenty of room fort friends and family! Exceptionally well priced at $4,499,000, with 1 engine having just been overhauled and 1 engine with 1,100hrs, this yacht is a great deal! Contact Skywater Yachts for more information.

Skywater Yachts' New website with great new features!

Skywater Yachts announces the release of their new website, which features some great additional features that are of vital importance to clients. These features include up to date market data, such as New Yachts On The Market, the latest yacht Price Changes, Sold Yachts statistics and great Buying Opportunities. Such information is not normally seen on Yacht sites nor readily available to many yacht buyers or sellers and Skywater Yachts understands the importance of such information to their clients. The website address is http://www.skywateryachts.com.

106' Westport M.Y. "Calliope" Sold!

Dec. 2014 Skywater Yachts sells the 2004, 106’ Westport motor yacht “Calliope”.

116' Crescent M.Y. "Don't Worry" - Sold!

Oct. 2014 - Skywater Yachts sells their centrally listed 116’ Crescent motor yacht - “Don’t Worry”.