There may have been storm clouds over the French Riviera this weekend, but from YPI Groups offices at ‘Le Panorama’ in Monaco, the future is looking bright. The yachting industry it seems can look forward to a successful summer season of luxury yacht charter in the Mediterranean.
Although we’ve had a flood of enquiries regarding private yacht charter, the lack of buoyancy in the world economy as a whole continues to have a negative effect on the yacht brokerage market and as such a number of yachts, which one would normally expect to sell quickly, remain on the market.
One such vessel is the luxury yacht GLAZE, which is available for sale through YPI Brokerage at an asking price of US$ 25,900,000 with Bertrand Vogéle, CEO of YPI Group, acting as her broker.
Launched in 2007 and re-fit in 2011, GLAZE is a 49.1m (161.1ft) semi-displacement Trinity built super yacht with the capacity for 12 overnight guests in 6 cabins, the sixth of which is convertible from a sitting room on the bridge deck.
From her ‘vast sundeck and first class sky-lounge through to the sumptuous master suite and spacious guest cabins on the lower deck’ she has been expertly conceived from bottom to top and a spectacular spiral staircase, which sweeps through her three floors, links her abundant interior spaces.
“The smart layout is another key to the success of GLAZE,” explains YPI Sales Broker Matt Albert. “Ideal for private owner and charter guests alike, the amount of space offered to guests on board GLAZE is truly exceptional.”
Would be buyers who may be reluctant to commit to the purchase of a super yacht should make note that the potential revenues that could be earned by making GLAZE available for crewed yacht charter are as attractive as the yacht itself.
Indeed, as well as handling her sale, the YPI Group are also fulfilling the role of yacht charter broker for GLAZE and she is currently available for charter from EUR 175,000 to 195,000 per week during the summer season and from US$ 210,000 to $ 240,000 during the winter season.