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Superyacht Auction Sale

Superyacht Auction Sale

Crystal Blue Evolution 80 Superyacht goes under the hammer Sunday 24th May 2015




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Marine Auctions will be holding their Annual Special Auction at Runaway Bay Marina on Sunday 24th May. This will coincide with the Marine Auctions exhibition display at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from Thursday 21st May to Saturday 23rd May. The luxury custom sports cruiser Crystal Blue, a magnificent Evolution 80 has been shipped from New Zealand primarily for the Annual Special Auction.

Crystal Blue built by Evolution Yachts of Western Australia, designed by Sam Sorgiovanni was launched in 2006. Designed as a high speed sports cruiser with no expense spared, Crystal Blue was built to withstand heavy ocean passage. The Evolution 80 is a great head turning vessel, built for an owner looking for sports styling without losing heavy weather capabilities. Crystal Blue is registered with Marine New Zealand in survey for charter.

With a top speed of around 30 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots, the layout of the after deck is functional for fishing and diving. Providing a unique opportunity for interaction with the ocean in comfort and luxury, the Evolution 80 is focused on lifestyle with generous facilities for group entertaining, al fresco dining and water sports.

The lower deck incorporates a four double-state room layout with individual ensuites, a fully functioning galley and laundry, and a twin berth crew cabin. The main deck has been dedicated to a highly sophisticated helm station and an extremely comfortable salon area that incorporates the latest in surround sound audio vision with a massive electrically operated sky roof directly above the seating area.

Crystal Blue is elegantly finished, built to the highest standard and has been impeccably maintained and presents as new.

The owners have made up their minds that this vessel must be sold. Potential buyers can inspect Crystal Blue at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show prior to the Auction on Sunday 24th May at Runaway Bay Marina.



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“Now is the best time to enter the boat market as the prices for most boats and marina berths are the cheapest they have been in many years.” This is the message from Adrian Seiffert, director of Marine Auctions.

Marine Auctions is seeing more buyers entering the market with numerous upgrading into bigger boats. Adrian says, “Boat prices and many marina berths are at an all-time low. A lot of potential buyers are now realising it is a good time to purchase.”

Adrian further believes, “There will be a decline in the amount of grey imports arriving in Australia. It turns out that these boats have become more expensive than those being offered for sale in Australia, and our local boats are more compliant.”

With prices at rock bottom, Adrian anticipates we may see a turn-around this year with prices slowly increasing for most second-hand boats as good late-model stock is becoming harder to find. “Some American wholesalers are now looking at the Australian market to buy due to the strong US-dollar exchange rates against the Australian dollar. The grey imports market has now become our green exports market, especially for good late-model power boats from 40 to 60 feet.”

“As prices and demand start to increase, we will see an increase in confidence,” Adrian says. “And the ‘fear of missing out’ will no doubt assist in pushing up the values.”

Editorial by Andy Kancachian