Two magnificent yachts Hamilton and Kestrel, from opposite ends of the sailing spectrum are due to meet head to head in a rather unlikely fashion at the end of February 2014.
Both yachts are marked to be offered for sale to the highest bidder, Hamilton (through broker Y.CO to the highest bidder without reserve by 28th February 2014, and Kestrel by online auction, run by specialist online auctioneers Sweeney Kincaid, concluding on 27th February.
In a market where yacht sales are now slowly recovering, both owners are trying ‘outside the box’ sales methods to attract a larger audience and both potentially offer exceptional value to the buyer.
Peter Cooke, Managing Director of Kestrel Superyachts, commented as follows: "The superyacht sector shows stronger signs of recovery, but the brokerage market is still full of older 30-40 metre yachts, and we wanted our groundbreaking new Ron Holland designed yacht to stand out from the crowd where most of the boats for sale are just shades of each other. We are offering something entirely different, a beautiful classical blend of the very best attributes of motor yacht, sailing yacht and beach house in a high performance, high volume aluminium hull".
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