Fraser has announced the sale of the 43.7-metre superyacht Cyclone. David Legrand from Fraser Monaco represented the seller, and Alain Auvare of On Board Yachting represented the buyer during the sale. She was built by Turkish yacht builder Tansu Yachts and delivered in August 2017. Her naval architecture is designed by Diana Yacht Design and her interior and exterior designed in-house at Tansu Yachts. Photo: Jeff Brown / Breed MediaFollowing this sudden sale, we spoke to broker David Legrand, who told us more about why Cyclone changed hands. “The buyer is someone who has followed our boats for years and was intending to build a new boat, so we invited him onboard to take a look in early April.”
“This is one of the amazing rare stories where someone totally loved the boat and wanted to buy it. The boat was not for sale, but the buyer thought it was beautiful and made the owner an offer he couldn’t refuse.”
He continued: “I have been in this business for 20 years and have never seen passionate and love like this. For us brokers it is like a father and mother finding a perfect husband/wife for their child.” Cyclone is designed to accommodate eight guests and five crew members across three decks and four staterooms.
The owners’ apartment is located on the upper deck, whereas the stretched Tansu trademark main deck houses a living area, a master cabin with en-suite bathroom and bridge, and can also be used to store the yacht’s two tenders. The lower deck houses the two twin and a VIP cabins along with a large crew area up forward. Photo: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesShe is powered by twin 1,900hp Caterpillar C32 diesel engines that give her a cruising speed of 16 knots and a top speed of 21 knots. At ten knots she can cruise a maximum of 2,700 nautical miles.
At the time of sale, Cyclone was priced at €12,500,000. The new owner will be showing her off at Monaco Yacht Show.
The SuperYacht iQ 2018 Market Report
Did you know that in 2017....
- 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
- 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
- 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
- 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
- 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA