Off-Market Yacht Investment Opportunities includes:
Offers of yachts that are off the mainstream market
Special situations such as shipyards bankruptcies and yacht auctions
Unfinished projects and unfinished yacht builds

The Story

I could hardly say a hydrofoil superyacht is ‘nothing personal’ it is instead very personal. My name is Leopoldo Rodriquez and I feel privileged to say I grew up on Hydrofoils, or ‘Aliscafi’ as we call them in Italian, as my grandfather Carlo Rodriquez (see History) was and still is to date the one who built and employed most of the large hydrofoils (over 50 feet) that were ever built.

About 6 years ago I started toying with the idea that the world of Superyachts could have used a breath of fresh air and as America’s cup was deploying foil technology the general public was getting more and more familiar with this still amazing concept of hydrodynamic and its deliverables.

The People

Architect Daniele Natoli standing next to the bow foil of the Built Prototype

It was only after I met the designer and engineer Lorenzo Lucchini Gilera whose great-grandfather could surely be considered as daring as mine (Giuseppe Gilera founder of Gilera Motociclette) that it became clear to me we had to start something radical. It became clear to me that a hydrofoil superyacht would have been a good start. Lorenzo had learned by masters of Yacht Designs such as Zuccon and Lazzarini and Pickering, however, very much like me, he was looking for something more intriguing and that wasn’t only about design.

My initial idea was that of a modern Yacht Version of the Pt20 just like the one in the James Bond movie “Thunderball” (See Video Above). However, we went to visit Rodriquez Cantieri Navali in Messina now Intermarine SPA, to see the latest prototype with fully submerged foils instead of semi-submerged foils. The FSH37 (or FSH 38).

“Thunderball” – James Bond Movie scene Featuring a Pt20 Hydrofoil designed, patented, and built by Rodriquez Cantieri Navali

With a preliminary agreement with Intermarine SPA, we started developing a design based on this tested vessel that was being tested and tuned with 2 different drive configurations: z drives and regular shafts.

After some initial designs of the exterior lines, I received a phone call from a young designer who I had known through common friends who called me saying I would love to design a hydrofoil yacht. Architect Daniele Natoli told me, it’s would be a dream for me because I was born on a hydrofoil. Daniele is indeed originally from Lipari (Aeolian Islands, Sicily) and I thought his speech was figurative due to the frequent use of ‘Aliscafi’ that connects those islands. Instead, Daniele Natoli birth certificate actually testify that he was physically born aboard of a 1963 Rodriquez build Hydrofoil model PT50 and his umbilical cord was indeed cut by Capt Francesco Romeo on the hydrofoil named ‘ Freccia Del Mediterraneo’ (see image below)


From a Commercial Vessel to..

So we started to work on yacht design

Designing an innovative yacht is a very difficult job even with clients that know exactly what they want. Designing one were we had to imagine who the clients could be and where every kilo makes the difference because of the complex weight distribution is even harder.

Hyper Goals for the HyperYacht

1) Lower Fuel Consumption at High Speed

2) Unprecedented Comfort

3) Unprecedented Stability at anchor

4) Smarter not bigger

5) Simple and timeless lines


We loved the challenge and we wanted a new name for the type of yacht

Someone once said it’s not the size that matters it’s how you use it. So maybe instead of going bigger and bigger, it was time to see something smarter.

The Name: The Hyper Yacht

The word ‘super’ was originally associated with superpowers (see Superman) but in truth, in the yachting industry ‘Super’, ‘Mega’ and more recently the word ‘Giga’ still refers to size – the latter- for the 80m+ gigantic yachts.

We have been busy trying to innovate the technology as well as the nomenclature of what we would like to be the new generation of yachts. As we did not believe this “project HSY38” truly belonged to any of the known categories Super or Giga or Mega, we thought it needed to have a class of its own: HYPER was the right one.

What is The Hyper Yacht and why is it unique?

It all started from “projects FSH37” (See Video Below) already built and tested in two 1-1 scale prototypes (38m in lenght) from Intermarine Spa (formerly Rodriquez Cantieri Navali). Differently, form ‘traditional’ commercial hydrofoils with semi-submerged foil the FSH37 is equipped with fully submerged foils that do not need to follow the wave reacting with the usual rolling and ducking of the hull. Historically speaking, fully submerged foils are a less sophisticated design, however, pre 1950s when the first commercial Hydrofoils where built and deployed by Rodriquez Cantieri Navali.

THE FSH37 passenger version prototype upon which the HSY Yacht Version is based.

Now we are ready to disclose some of the early images of the Yacht version based on such project, which thanks to a good ‘diet’ will be able to carry much more fuel and therefore a much longer range compared to the original FSH37.

We called it The Hyper Yacht

The HyperYacht HSY38

Advantages of the technology

  1. Lower fuel consumption of an expected 50% at cruise speed compared to a similar size vessel at the same speed
  2. Unprecedented comfort while on the foils the vessel goes up and down on the vertical axis with virtually no rolling and no ducking
  3. The foils act as natural stabilisers while at anchor
  4. The vessel thanks to the foils is also particularly stable at slow speed before ‘take off‘ or island hopping at slow speed
The Aft and beach club of The HyperYacht
the closed aft of the Hyperyacht
The Skylounge features a glass ceiling and a lot of natural light
The master cabin at midship with ensuite bathroom
The Hyperyacht sits 1.5 meters on the edge of the wave on fully submerged foils with computer controlled pitch of the flaps

Why is this the only credible Hydrofoil superyacht soon available to order ?

  1. Nobody except for Rodriquez/Intermarine has an history of over 300 hydrofoils built and maintained to date.
  2. No other shipyards in the world as working 1-1 scale (38m long) prototype ready to test for serious buyers
  3. The shipyard is reliable and publicly listed and will honour the delivery dates and the spec sheet performance and quality of materials 100% made in Italy.
The Flying bridge is hidden and features wind breakers at 360 degrees to enjoy the space at 40 knots cruise speed.

For Brokers and Clients

If you are a broker or a prospective buyer and you would like to receive more detailed information or book a visit to the prototype please contact Mr Leopoldo Rodriquez at +44 7445 30 8622 or use the contact us form

3 cabin layouts

The team behind the project

In full preparation for the high season, we received a phone call that communicated us that the only former demo Morgan Yacht 33 feet is ready for the summer for a new owner. Completely off-market for now The Morgan Yacht 33 for sale is  powered by 2 Yanmar 240hp is capable of 40 kn0ts max speed and well over 30knots in cruising speed.

Morgan yacht 33

 

We had tested this vessel extensively in the past during its research and development stage. The Morgan 33 proved a very agile boat featuring a very dry cockpit even at over 30 knots with winds exceeding 15 knots and waves to match.

It’s genuinely the perfect weekend vessel and thanks to a double cabin and a marine toilet andMorgan Yachts 33 aft
shower is suitable for overnight stays and perfect for island hopping anywhere one pleases. It is also very suitable as a superyacht tender for very large vessels that have enough storage capacity.

Morgan Yachts 33

It is a centre consolle vessel inspired by the american fast commuters but entirely built and finished in Italy. 

Morgan Yachts 33 interior

The following are the measurements of the Morgan Yacht 33 and its fuel and water capacities:

LENGTH:9,87 m
BEAM: 2,9 m
DRAFT: 0,49 m
DISPLACEMENT: 3,5 t
FUEL: 900 lit.
WATER: 280 lit

 

 

 

 

 

Morgan Yachts 33 Layout

 

The Morgan Yacht 33 for sale is currently unregistered with only 68 hours of use on the two Yanmar engines and is currently is available for viewing and test for serious buyers only.

The Morgan Yacht 33 is also very suitable for hotels and resorts as a day-charter vessel for guests. If you would like to check the return on investment for your hotel or other day-charter business have a look at our Yacht Charter Business Plan model on this page.

Offers in the region €165k-170k are welcome the Morgan Yacht 33 ready to sail with all the equipment and electronics available on this vessel was priced at €330k (RRP)

Please contact us using the form, Livechat or call +44 7445 30 8622

There are quite a few hybrid boats out there that are aiming towards a more eco-friendly way to propel a vessel forward. However, pairing an electric engine with a diesel engine is old-tech building a true hybrid requires more than just an electric engine.

What should hybrid boats really be?

In our professional opinion, the concept of “hybrid boats” should be paired with the concept of versatility of a vessel or even a boat building platform that is adaptable to multiple types of users.  Water taxi, diving schools, touristic or scientific marine tours, research and marine life orientated navigation, sports fishing tours etc… It is not by chance that out of 13 units produced of the Ethos Ec 30 hybrid boat series, the majority are employed in one or more of the above mentioned activities.

Hybrid Boats - Ethos EC 30

Where is the opportunity?

The grey vessel portrayed in the picture below is for sale at a significant discount. The vessel is equipped with e new generation 270hp Hyundai engine. Should you wish to receive more information please contact us through the contact us page making sure your full contact information are available or call +44 744 530 86 22

Ethos Hybrid Boats

Flexible Layout and Modular Panels

All panels in the cockpit allow the owner and/or operator to re-purpose the vessel moving all the seating modules and storage units, on the sides (port and starboard) each of those square units can serve all utilities such as water or electricity or be used as storage.

ETHOS EC 30 allow the owner to choose among Open, Cabin and the Lounge Cabin version. Through an innovative fixing system the side bulwarks can be installed by the ship owner in any moment and without any difficulty. Therefore the boat can be converted either from open to closed cockpit. Have you ever experienced a nine meters boat, whose main deck can be transformed by moving the furnishings (sundeck, benches, table, icebox, mobile fridge / cooker, etc.).

We believe this vessel is truly one-of-a-kind.


 Hybrid Boats

Some Technical Highlights


Who are the perfect users for these hybrid boats for ?

This vessel is particularly suitable for professional daily use within diving schools, eco-tours, water taxi between islands as it seats up to 20 people. (depending on the type of registration and cost guard regulations).  It is also useful for those owners who want to also operate the vessel for water sports or simply as a pleasure boat with a lot of efficiency with a broader market for resale. 

Ethos Ec 30 Hybrid Boat

The technical specifications of these hybrid boats

Lenght over all31’3” (9,53 m)
Beam9’8” (2,98 m)
Draft2’8” (0,87 m)
Dry weight8,818 lbs (4,0 ton)
Berths2+2
Persons capacity12
Endothermic engine standardHyundai 250 hp
Endothermic engine optionalHyundai s270 (270 hp)
Electric engine (Optional)13Kw
Solar Panel (Optional)3×350 watt
Max speed with 250 hp engine25 knots
Cruise speed20 knots
Max speed with electric engine7 knots
Cruise speed with electric engine4 knots
Fuel capacity153 US gal (580 lt)
Electric battery capacity (LiFePo4 72 cell )9,2 kw/h
Freshwater capacity31 US gal (117 lt)
Waste capacity15 US gal (56 lt)
Endothermic autonomy at cruise speed360 n/m
Endothermic autonomy at low speed1440 n/m
Hybrid autonomy (with solar panel) at low speed7200 n/m
Electric autonomy (with solar panel) at low speed32 n/m
Construction MaterialsVTR/GRP
HullV-shape with 13° deadrise at transom
Project “CE”categoryB

For more information on Ethos EC 30 Hybrid boat series go to EthosBoats.com

Tallship Eldorado Auction Started.

This Dutch build modern classic (2017)  tallship is finally on auction with a starting bid of €250,000 this is a truly unique yacht charter business opportunity

The ship was valued at €950k. It is a very interesting charter market investment at the right price and being a recent steel construction with moderate installed power it is an inexpensive vessel to operate.

It is allowed 50 pax aboard fro daily excursions and features 7 cabins for guests overnight.

The ship has its own Trip advisor account for its activities in St Marteen in the Caribbeans (click here to view) with very good reviews from its guests http://www.sailingship-eldorado.com. 

She is very well maintained, under Dutch flag, with running certificates for 50 pax day sail and 16 long voyages. With a strong main engine, silent generators, bow thruster, air-condition, water-maker and high int. safety standards you can sail all over the world.

At present the schooner is used for day sail excursions in St. Maarten/BVI`s/Bahamas for passengers of the most renowned cruise lines.

The general specifications of the ship:

Model Schooner Eldorado
Land Netherlands
Year 2007
Hull material Steel
Length (m) 38.00 m
Width (m)6.50 m
Draft max (m) 3.00 m

It’s rare to see ships like this coming to the market with such attractive financial and structural condition

 

 

 

If you would like to receive the full technical specs please use the form below or contact us at +44 7445 30 86 22

Email requests without full contact informations WILL BE IGNORED

 

Please use this form to register your interest

(Please check your inbox and spam folder when completed to verify your email)


Do you want to start Yacht Charter operations with your boat?

In less than 4 hours this vessel will be sold for ONE third of its value 

 

For last minute offers call this number +44 020 3868 6352

 

Asking price € 1.485.000

Highest Bid is €520.000

NOW SOLD FOR €750.000

Description:

Beautiful North West American craftsmanship. Sturdy and reliable world cruiser capable of sailing 4000 miles without refueling. Cockpit, entrance, saloon, galley, head and master bedroom with ensuite facilities all at deck level.

Specifications:
Model Northern Marine 78
Type motor yacht
LOA (m) 23,5
Beam (m) 6,6
Draft (m) 2
Headroom (m) 2,2
Year built 2003
Launched 2003
Builder Northern Marine
Country U.S.A.
Designer Northern marine
Displacement (t) 130
CE norm NA
Hull material GRP
Hull colour white
No of engines 1
Make Cummins
Type KT19M
HP 600
kW 441
Fuel diesel
Year installed 2003
Maximum speed (kn) 12
Cruising speed (kn) 8,5
Consumption (l/hr) 40 liter/h @ 9 knots
Range (nm) 4250 @ 1050rpm
Engine hours 3000
Cabins 4
Berths 9

UPDATE: Auctions dates have been extended!

Another great off-market opportunity to acquire a state of the art full aluminium vessel with an incredible spec sheet and really modern design. The vessel is a great example of the well-known Dutch yacht building quality we all know and love. Only two of these were ever made for very discerning super yacht owners. This vessel was designed by Vripack. We very much feel the designer name speaks for itself.

Full survey available (End of November 2017)  valued the yacht at over €1M and the auction will start at €200k on February the 7th thru the 21st. 

Finance can be arranged through our company of choice Lombard Marine Finance for UK customers.

The Infinity 501 is currently in Honk Kong however delivery to the client desired destination can and will be arranged by our team if needed.

The Infinity 501 is built by Holterman Shipyard in The Netherlands and designed by Vripack. There are absolute no compromises made regarding the areas of safety, reliability and comfort. This manifests itself in her sailing behaviour at high speed, but also in her perfect manoeuvring capacities. Equipped with 2 Glass bridge Raymarine panels, AIS, Generator, Radar, Autopilot, tender garage and even an Williams 285 Tender. Let yourself be convinced by a viewing on the yacht. 2017 full survey report available.

Original asking price previous to auction: € 985.000 (ex VAT)
Starting BID at € 200.000 (12.5% needs to be added to winning bid)


 

Please use this form to register your interest

(Please check your inbox and spam folder when completed to verify your email)


Technical Specifications and most recent usage figures: 
Model: Infinity 501
LOA (m) 14,98
Beam (m) 4,75
Draft (m) 1,3
Year built 2012
Builder Holterman Yachting
Country The Netherlands
Designer Vripack, The Netherlands
Displacement (t) 24
CE norm B
Hull material aluminium
Hull colour orange Metallic paint
Hull thickness (mm) 11
Hull shape round-bilged
Superstructure material aluminium
No of engines 2
Make Yanmar Type 6S Y-720 – HP 720 – kW 529,2
Fuel: diesel
Maximum speed (kn) 24
Cruising speed (kn) 18 @ 1800 RPM
Engine hours: 550
Engine cooling system freshwater heat exchanger
Drive V-drive
Engine controls electrical
Gearbox ZF Marine 325-IV
Bowthruster hydraulic Vetus BOW310HM, 20kWatt hydromotor, 310kgf
Sternthruster hydraulic Hundested FT1R retractable
N of Cabins: 2
N of Berths:  6