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New owner for 38m Trinity yacht Carte Blanche

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Georgia Tindale

IYC has announced the sale of the 37.8-metre motor yacht Carte Blanchewith Mark Elliott representing the seller and Peter Kinn from Worth Avenue Yachts representing the buyer in the deal. Built by US yard Trinity in 2002, Carte Blanche has exteriors by the shipyard and Art-Deco inspired interiors by Scott Carpenter. Carte Blanche cruisingThe vessel underwent an extensive refit in 2014, including the addition of all new carpets and artwork, with other refits and mechanical upgrades also taking place in 2015 and 2018. 

On board, she accommodates up to 11 guests across five staterooms. The full beam master suite is located below aft. A large queen VIP is located forward with additional accommodation provided by two queens and one twin with a Pullman berth.  A crew of six is also accommodated for on board. 

With Art Deco the prevailing inspiration behind her interiors, the main saloon features two Art Deco motif columns separating the dining space from the main salon, where an L-shaped sofa, games table, wet bar and oversized armchairs can also be found. The dining space is home to a formal dining table with seating for up to 10 guests. Lucky Dog layoutPhoto: Trinity YachtsMoving outside, motor yacht Carte Blanche features a sundeck with wet bar, chaise lounges, Jacuzzi and L-shaped seating. The swim platform can be accessed from the aft deck, where another wet bar and large dining table can also be found. 

Powered by twin MTU 16V2000 1851 HP engines, Carte Blanche can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots, with a range of 4200 knots at 12 knots. Thanks to her shallow draught of 1.91 metres, Carte Blanche can easily access shallow anchorages, making her ideal for Bahamas cruising.

At the time of sale, Carte Blanche was listed at an asking price of $5,294,000.

Market statistics courtesy of SuperYacht Times iQ  

  • In 2018 the USA built yachts sold at an average asking price of €4.9m equivalent to €23,332 per GT  
  • Last year, Trinity built yachts sold at an average asking price of €15.2m or €31,074 per GT 
  • During 2018, yachts built between 2000 and 2004 sold at an average asking price of €4.2m equivalent to €15,751 per GT  
  • In 2018 yachts in the 35-39-metre range sold at an average asking price of €5.5m or €21,738 per GT  

Specific statistics courtesy of SuperYacht Times iQ  

  • Yachts built circa 2002 in the USA measuring around 37m sold at an average asking price of €6m or €18,920 per GT  

Comparable yacht sales courtesy of SuperYacht Times iQ  

  • Odin, a 2001 38.4-metre Trinity yacht had a last asking price of €5m equivalent to €19,763 per GT
  • Fore Aces a 2003 37.8-metre Delta Marine yacht had a last asking price of €8.7m equivalent to €28,338 per GT
  • Seven Trinity yachts were sold last year for an average asking price of €15.2m
  • Today there are 14 Trinity yachts for sale at an average asking price of €12.4m
  • Carte Blanche had a last asking price of €4.6m or €17,228 per GT
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