12 Yachts For Sale

Azimut, Yacht, Brokerage

The Azimut yacht is 48 feet LOA with a 14-foot 9-inch beam.

Courtesy Yacht World

If you’re looking to upgrade your yacht start with these beautiful brokerage boats.


Broker Jana Pina at MarineMax just welcomed the 48-foot Azimut Flybridge El Marbele to the brokerage market at an asking price of $870,000.

El Marbele is a 2012 build with several noteworthy features. For starters, she has a Gyro Seakeeper stabilizer system to keep her nice and level at sea. Her current owner also equipped her with a Raymarine touchscreen navigation system at the helm, a Xenta joystick for easy maneuvering and a hydraulic platform for easy on-off at the stern.

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Westport, Worth Avenue Yachts, Ft. Lauderdale, Brokerage

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The 130-foot Westport Arioso is for sale with Worth Avenue Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.


One of the most popular yachts on the charter market is now listed for sale with Worth Avenue Yachts in Fort Lauderdale.

The 130-foot Westport Arioso is a 2006 build that has had a full calendar of charter bookings for several years in a row with Churchill Yacht Partners. The yacht was refit in 2015 with interior and audiovisual upgrades, and is in solid condition to continue chartering if her new owner wants to keep up the program. Click here and finish reading about this amazing yacht.

Riviera, Yacht, Fishing, Brokerage

Courtesy Riviera Yachts

Riviera’s 40 entered the competitive convertible-class ring and punched above its weight.


Australian Builder Riviera Yachts launched the 40 Flybridge Convertible in 2000. Designed for the American market with equal emphasis on cruising and fishing, this midsize offering was a sleek-looking vessel intended to stand apart in the convertible market. To read more about this incredible yacht, click here…

100-foot Ferretti Custom Line, Yacht

Courtesy Worth Avenue Yachts

100-foot Ferretti Custom Line Skyler


Brokers Michael Mahan and Peter Thompson at Worth Avenue Yachts have listed the 100-foot Ferretti Custom Line Skyler for sale at an asking price of $7.9 million.

Skyler is a 2012 build that has had one owner, who built her based on his years of cruising experience. To read more about this incredible yacht, click here…

Aquariva, Tender, Boat

Courtesy Riva

The Rivale was developed to expand the family of retro designs that began with the Aquariva.


Sales broker Steve Moynihan at HMY Yachts has listed this 52-foot Riva Rivale for sale at an asking price of $1,699,000. She’s a “no-name,” but given her looks, we’ve taken to calling her the silver bullet—because we believe she’ll cure whatever ails you in a single shot. To finish reading about this yacht, click here…


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That’s One Ambitious Maiden Cruise

Sanlorenzo’s first 140-foot Explorer yacht, Moka, crosses the Atlantic Ocean to America

Italian yacht builder Sanlorenzo says its first 460 Explorer yacht, the 140-foot Moka, has completed her shakedown cruise and maiden voyage. Moka logged more than 5,600 miles including a 19-day transatlantic trip to meet her owner in the United States.

The 460 Explorer debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show this past fall. She is a five-deck design with a steel hull, aluminum superstructure and volume of 460 gross tons. Her superstructure is farther forward than on conventional yachts, leaving space aft for the type of larger tender and toys that expedition-yacht owners typically prefer. With tenders deployed, the space becomes a guest relaxation area with a counter-current swimming pool.

Moka’s main deck houses the owner’s suite, while five additional staterooms and a gymnasium are on the lower deck.

The transatlantic cruise began just a few hours after Sanlorenzo delivered her and included 19 days straight of cruising at an average speed of 12.5 knots. Her 1,320-horsepower Caterpillar C32 Acert engines reportedly have the ability to go even farther on her fuel capacity, with a range of 4,000 miles at 11 knots.

Watch for more 460 Explorers soon: Sanlorenzo has already sold four more and has them under construction.

Learn more about the design: visit www.sanlorenzoamericas.com


Classy Cruiser

Riviera 57 Enclosed Bridge


About 15 years ago, I spent a summer season running a Riviera 40 Convertible. It was my first experience with the Australian-based builder. I took that boat up and down the East Coast, fishing far-flung bluewater waypoints. Every marina I stopped at, people asked me, “Who built that?”

She was a pleasure to be aboard, from her clean, flowing lines and stout, solid fiberglass hull form to the flawless high-gloss teak interior and first-rate fit and finish throughout

Riviera 57 Enclosed BridgeYou have two robust options of engines with the 57. Twin Volvo Penta IPS diesels (725 hp or 900 hp) provide pod-drive power while twin 1,000 hp Caterpillar C12.9 diesels are the straight-shaft option

So I was excited when I saw this builder’s latest: the 57 Enclosed Bridge , a formidable vessel that sits in the middle of a seven-model line ranging from 43 to 77 feet length overall.

Riviera 57 Enclosed Bridge

Some things haven’t changed, such as Riviera’s commitment to constructing high-quality, built-for-the-sea craft with solid fiberglass hulls and collision bulkheads forward, while other elements have evolved for this 57 Enclosed Bridge.

For instance, this boat comes with either pod drives or straight-shaft power options. Both can be set up with joystick controls. There’s the expanded use of glass, including hullside windows that offer great vistas from the full-beam master stateroom. One of my personal favorite touches is the flip-up window from the salon to the cockpit, allowing for effortless conversation with guests both inside and outside. With an aft-galley layout, that window is a great pass-through to the L-shaped mezzanine seating and table for happy-hour hors d’oeuvres.

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A Detailed Look at Benetti’s 11-11

Benetti Yachts in Italy launched the 207-foot superyacht 11-11 (also known as FB265) in 2015. The yacht’s owners have just allowed the release of all kinds of interior and exterior photography, giving us an unprecedented look at 11-11 from countless angles.

Jeff Brown’s many great images of the 207-foot superyacht, for more go to



Applelec Yacht Creating Illumination For Helidecks

Unique lighting for yacht helipads

Increasing in popularity from our range are the custom made illuminated helidecks. With less certification restrictions on ‘touch and go’ helipads, the illuminated inlays offer numerous creative possibilities, adding a unique and personalised quality to yacht helipads. Upon consultation and through our expertise, we can advise as well as discuss with you various options to help meet your requirements and create helideck illumination, which is HCA certified. Get in contact to find out more.

Floorlights Offer A Personalised Touch, alll Floorlights are made to order.

A stylish option for creating feature pieces, Floorlights are produced to any shape specification and with a wide range of colour options available, the made-to-measure lighting adds a bespoke touch to yacht designs. Homogenously illuminated, the light inlays can be applied to the interior and exterior and due to their high durability and accessibility, offer a practical solution for deluxe yacht illumination. Find out more

Princess Poole and Applelec Yacht Partner in Exciting New Developments

Applelec Yacht is pleased to be a part of Princess Poole’s development, with its sales centre distributing Applelec Yacht’s lettering products. Applelec Yacht has supplied Princess Poole with three signs for their head office in Salterns Marina, Poole. Each sign consists of mirror polished stainless steel lettering, with opal acrylic and illuminated sides, which further refelects Princess Poole’s professionalism and complements the company’s brand. Discover our product range.

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These modern tools are a great equalizer for ameliorating sketchy situations.

Simrad NSS12evo2 is a 12-inch, touch-screen-enabled multifunction display with features that make using it as intuitive as playing with apps on an iPad. It’s also as fast as a modern-generation personal computer, making it a great asset when you need information quickly.

The Everglades night was inky black and the anchorage desolate when Don and Denise Bermant’s problem arose. They had cruised Blue Pearl, their brand-new Fleming 65, up Florida’s Little Shark River, and the Utah-based couple realized they had less brine than anticipated under the keel in the outgoing tide. Their only option was to weigh anchor — a time-consuming task even for a fully crewed yacht — and they had to do it fast, all alone. The Bermants had taken up boating in 2010 with the purchase of their first yacht, a Fleming 55, and had racked up considerable hours on both yachts’ engines, but they now had to pull off a flawless series of moves, lest they risk discovering the hard.

Fortunately, Blue Pearl is well-appointed with a bleeding-edge selection of now-generation Furuno equipment, as well as a FLIR thermal-­imaging camera and a Carlisle & Finch Co. spotlight. The couple confidently tapped a few touch-screen-enabled multifunction displays (MFDs), fired up their yacht’s engines and windlass, and slipped out of the emptying waters, their worries allayed by a top-notch marine-­electronics inventory.

“If you think about it, without all of this equipment, how difficult would it have been to move up a narrow river in the middle of a dark night?” Denise Bermant wonders even today. “Without the plotters and radar and the FLIR, it would have been an impossible thing for us to do.”

Don Bermant adds with a laugh: “We didn’t even have to do much cursing at each other, so it worked out pretty well!”

Marine electronics often get slapped with the bad rap of being expensive black boxes, yet talk to any boater who has tangled with pea-soup fog, pitch-black horizons or “heavy-metal” crossing situations, and it’s obvious modern electronics are the great equalizer. Forget about stationing a crew member on the bow to listen for a faintly tolling bell buoy; modern radar, AIS, thermal-­imaging cameras, sounders and redundant GPS units are all designed to defrock fear from navigational situations.

Next, pipe all of this data, plus the vessel’s instrumentation information, across a shared data backbone (e.g., NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000 or an Ethernet network) and into a series of networked large-screen MFDs (or black-box MFDs tethered to touch-enabled marine monitors — or both), and the situation quickly becomes one of — to borrow Denise Dermant’s words — “video-­game driving.”

Simrad BSM-3 sonar module is the manufacturers new dual channel broadband setup that uses CHIRP technology to provide crystal-clear, high definition imagery down to 10,000 feet.

MFDs are often the most-used piece of equipment at the helm. While their navigational capabilities haven’t changed fundamentally in several years, the level of technological refinement, improved user interface, faster speeds and greater processing power make now-­generation MFDs a considerable upgrade. “We’re using the new equipment like our old gear, but we’re getting more information, faster,” says Capt. Bryce Garvey, who runs the Garmin-equipped Merritt 72 Georgie Girl. “It’s like upgrading your smartphone. … It’s the quickness in which the new MFDs respond: You can’t confuse it. It thinks as fast as I do.”

Capt. Mark DeBlasio agrees. He runs Simrad MFD systems on a 60-foot, Ritchie Howell-­designed, Carolina-style sport-fisherman. “It’s very user-friendly, really fast and menu-driven,” he says. “I can zoom in and out without any redraw delay, and I have a continuous chart moving over the screen. Also, the data bars give [me] a tremendous amount of information.”

Garmin VIRB cameras are WI-FI enabled and allow you to capture onboard, underwater and ashore adventure imagery

For Garvey and DeBlasio, speed, reliability and rock-solid performance are essential, especially for fishing tournaments. “A lot [of our success] is staying on top of the right [bottom] structure,” says DeBlasio, who has reeled in almost $1 million of purse money during the past few years. “Simrad’s Insight Genesis [cartography] is great, as the contours are what we fish, and it makes it easy to stay within our target depth.”

Having the ability to target specific fish changes the game for anglers. “The gear is an edge,” Garvey comments. “We wouldn’t have confidence without confidence in our electronics.” Garvey points to Georgie Girl’s CHIRP-enabled Airmar transducers as some of his most important tools. “I’ll yell out to the guys, ‘15 to 20 seconds!’ and 30 seconds later the marlin is in the spread,” Garvey says. “These ‘ducers let you call the shots.” Additionally, Georgie Girl uses Garmin’s new Wi-Fi enabled and waterproof VIRB cameras to look at underwater dredges and to create video references for later use.

“I call it cheating,” says Joe Vezzosi, owner of a Simrad-­equipped 2015 Contender 39 ST, about his new sounder’s side-scanning capabilities. “You can see what [a] wreck actually looks like, you can pinpoint its location, and you can see its orientation. It’s a big advantage.” Another advantage, Vezzosi adds, is CHIRP-enabled sonar, which was a new technology for him since receiving his Contender. “If you’re a guy who doesn’t have a lot of fish-finder experience, CHIRP really makes it easy,” Vezzosi says.

“There’s no learning curve.”

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Fighting Hackers with the Stars

U.S. Navy celestial navigation

Quartermaster 2nd Class Stephanie Hudson looks through a marine sextant aboard the USS Ronald Reagan.

U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Kevin S. O’Brien

It’s been nearly 20 years since the United States Naval Academy taught celestial navigation to midshipmen, but new concerns about cyber-attacks on ship computers and GPS systems has instructors once again showing students how to use sextants to read the stars.

According to the Capital Gazette, the Navy ended all celestial navigation training in 2006. It was reinstated during officers’ training for ship navigators in 2011, and it is now going to be part of the training for enlisted ranks.

“We went away from celestial navigation because computers are great,” Lt. Cmdr. Ryan Rogers told the Capitol Gazette. “The problem is, there’s no backup.”

Why did the Navy stop teaching celestial navigation at all? Because the U.S. military controls 31 satellites that each circle Earth twice a day to support, among other things, GPS on ships.

More pilot programs are happening: ROTC students in Philadelphia; Rochester, New York; and Auburn, Alabama began learning celestial navigation this fall.

Read the full report: click over to the Capitol Gazette