In this series of articles, we take a look at the best brokerage deals currently on the market, as judged by our very own editors. What, Why, Where and Who will form the basis of the articles. This week, we have taken a closer look at superyacht Firefly.
What is on offer?
Firefly was launched in May 2011 by Claasen Shipyards. The first of a new series of F-Class designs engineered as high performance racers, Firefly made her debut at the superyacht cup in Palma de Mallorca 2011 and immediately stole the spotlight.
She has been racing successfully since, and has just won the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta earlier this month.
With naval architecture by Hoek Design Naval Architects, she was constructed in the Netherlands to the highest quality standards in the industry. Her hull was built by Bloemsma Aluminiumbouw and completed by Claasen Shipyards.
F-Class radiates a timeless design with long overhangs and sleek lines. The traditional ambience of the F-Class yacht is further enhanced with a flush deck and moderate deck camber that echoes the 1930’s.
Why do we think this is such a great deal?
Firefly is an extremely fast superyacht for her size, and the combination of classic lines, modern design, advanced technical systems, high performance spars and rig with unconventional bold materials give her a unique quality and finish that any owner would be proud of.
She is rigged with a carbon mast and boom along with a carbon rudder, which were selected to minimise weight while maximising racing performance. Specifically designed for long distance racing, the water ballast system efficiently shifts 5 tons of water from one side to the other within two minutes, optimising time and performance. Team and management is available for the rest of the reason, and she is available to charter.
Where is she right now?
Firefly is currently located in Mallorca.
Who to call?
Firefly is listed for sale by Holland Yacht Partners, at an asking price of €3,850,000 (VAT paid).