Ray White will showcase the most prestigious marine auction line-up ever assembled in Australia during two upcoming events on the Gold Coast.Ray White Marine sales and marketing manager Brock Rodwell said the agency’s current auction program featured seven luxury motor yachts from Perth to Sydney worth in excess of $20 million.
“This is the finest high-calibre luxury line-up Australia’s marine industry has ever seen in the same auction program,” he said.
“We have world class vessels that will suit a variety of buyers – from highly powered day boats to the most spectacular modern superyachts available anywhere.”
Heading the collection of multi-million dollar listings are the 31m Warren ‘Spirit Of Sovereign’ and 2012 Ferretti 881 super yachts, and a luxurious Pershing 64 state of the art sports cruiser. Mr Rodwell said the stellar auction program of leading global brands had captured national and international buyer attention, particularly from South East Asia.
He said the Asian inquiry showed strong interest on the recently refitted 31m Warren super yacht thanks, in part, to its long-range cruising ability of up to 1400 nautical miles and its suitability to charter operations.
“The Warren’s range means it can cruise to Asia on its own bottom and would not have to be shipped, which is a favourable consideration,” he said.
“Named Spirit of Sovereign, after the Gold Coast’s glamour enclave The Sovereign Islands, it has a perfect layout to accommodate on-water corporate or large family entertaining.
“The present owner has used it privately but it could be one of the busiest charter boats in Australian waters thanks to its current 1D, 1E and 2B survey.”
Mr Rodwell said the highly specified Perth-based Ferretti 881 was also suited to long-range cruising and had spent most of her days along Australia’s north-west coast. “This is the most highly specified 881 vessel the Ferretti factory has built to date thanks to its marine industry owner ticking every option possible,” he said.
“The Ferretti would suit people who want to head off for three to four weeks exploring the coastline or venture interstate for holiday getaways.” Mr Rodwell said the Pershing 64 would satisfy the most demanding luxury sports yacht enthusiast who requires the absolute best the world has to offer.
“It is the ultimate in every aspect – design, engineering and looks,” he said.
“Highly popular in the Mediterranean, it is sure to be any luxury car owner’s on-water fantasy with her sleek silver lines, ultra-modern interior and 46-knot speed capacity.
“With only 100 hours on the engines, she is a demo model and will be bought exceptionally well at auction.
“She is definitely one for the technologically savvy buyer.” Mr Rodwell said Ray White Marine’s auction model had experienced phenomenal success in the Australian market with 14 of its 18 recent listings selling before, during or after auction day.
“It is a fantastic clearance rate in the current market with many luxury boat buyers taking advantage of the buyers’ market.
“They have accepted the prevailing economic climate and decided to enjoy life.
“Similarly, vendors are motivated and willing to meet the market benefitting from the activity and interest generated through the auction process.”
Ray White Marine’s current auction listings will be offered at events on March 21 at The Arts Centre Gold Coast and on April 9 at Palazzo Versace, Main Beach.
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