UPDATE: Lurssen’s superyacht Apoise is sold today (March, 30th) for €34.75 million (about $47 million) to unknown telephone bidder.
On March 30, 2010, Apoise – 89th largest and one of most distinctive megayachts – will be sold at an unreserved public auction in Grand Cayman. No minimum bids, no reserve prices, one fortunate new owner. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime auction opportunity.
Dave Ritchie, co-founder of Vancouver-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, is proving just how much be believes in his own company by selling his 220-foot luxury megayacht. Ritchie bought the yacht in 2006 when he retired as chairman of Ritchie Brothers. In a press release Ritchie said that he enjoyed cruising the world on the yacht but thinks it is now time to sell.
Designed by Espen Øino, built by world-renowned Lürssen Yachts and launched in 2006, Apoise offers the ultimate cruising experience. From the elegant baroque furnishings to the luxurious owner’s cabin, no detail was overlooked in the design and appointment of this vessel. Featuring spacious suites for 12 guests, six decks, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a Jacuzzi on the upper deck and lounges throughout, Apoise is perfect for cruising in comfort and entertaining in style.
Situated on the main deck and reminiscent of a five-star hotel, the 1,399 sq ft (130 sq m) owner’s cabin includes a full-beam master bath and private Jacuzzi. The guest suites – the VIP suite on the bridge deck and four suites on the lower deck – offer king size berths and individual ensuite bathrooms, and the crew’s cabins accommodate up to 19 staff in comfort.
At just under 220 ft (67 m), Apoise ranked 89th in Power and Motoryacht magazine’s list of the world’s largest yachts in 2009. The superyacht’s wide beam — close to 43 feet (13 m) — translates into an unusually spacious interior, with numerous large cabins and lounge areas. Although Apoise has been used as a private yacht since its launch, it is built to a commercial standard and well suited for use as a charter vessel.
Apoise has a cruising speed of 14 knots and 190,000-liter fuel capacity, giving it a 5,000 nm range at 12 knots. It comes complete with several tenders: two 14-person Denship tenders and one 15- and one 8-person Novurania tenders.
Interested buyers can bid in person at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Grand Cayman. If they can’t make it to the auction, they are able to bid online in real time on the website or by proxy. In 2009, 33 percent of the bidders at Ritchie Bros. auctions bid over the internet.
More detailed information on the auction can be found on Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers website.