|Exterior Designer||Foster & Partners|
|Interior Designer||Foster & Partners|
|Naval Architect||Cantieri Navali Rodriquez|
|Classification||R.I.N.A - MCA - LY2|
|Length Waterline||35 mtr|
|Length Overall||41,1 mtr|
|Maximum Draft||2,3 mtr|
|Fuel Capacity||26000 Ltr|
|Fuel Consumption||127 at 12 knots Ltr|
|Fresh Water Capacity||8000 Ltr|
|Maximum Speed||17,5 Kn|
|Cruising Speed||16 Kn|
|Main Engine(s) Manufacturer||Caterpillar C32|
|Generators||2x 45Kw Westerbeke|
Leading fractional ownership super-yacht company YachtPlus will launch on the 13th of March 2010 the second yacht of its four yacht fleet in La Spezia, Italy.
Identical to its Norman Foster designed sister yacht Ocean Emerald, currently en–route to the Caribbean for the winter season after a successful summer season in the Mediterranean, Ocean Pearl will operate a series of cruises throughout the Mediterranean during the summer of 2010 and the Caribbean in the winter of 2011. “ We are delighted with the response from the owners who spent this summer on Ocean Emerald and are extremely optimistic about the future of the next three yachts that will continue to grow the YachtPlus fleet. The many enquiries we have received over the past few months and the very positive comments from current owners are a testament to the concept of fractional ownership which is rapidly becoming acknowledged as the most financially astute way in which to own a super-yacht,” said John Hare, Chairman of YachtPlus. “These are challenging financial times and increasingly more people, many former sole yacht owners, are turning to fractional ownership as the most cost effective, stress-free and viable way to own a luxury super-yacht,” he added.
This type of ownership allows members to maintain a prestigious and luxurious lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of sole ownership thereby freeing up capital for other forms of asset ownership that would otherwise be invested as a sole yacht owner. One of the major attractions of YachtPlus fractional ownership is that it removes all the hassles, concerns, unforeseen financial pitfalls and very substantial annual running costs incurred by sole ownership. The third yacht of the fleet, Ocean Sapphire is due to be launched in May 2010 and the fourth, as yet unnamed, is scheduled to enter service at the beginning of 2011. All four yachts, identical in design by world renowned architect Norman Foster, are being built at the Rodriquez Cantieri Navali boat yard in Sarzana, Italy and will initially spend the summer in the Mediterranean and the winter in the Caribbean and will offer total exclusivity, privacy and pleasure to those participating.
The company is offering a 1/8th share in one of the four yachts with a buy-in fee of € 1.875.000. This will give the owners 30 nights a year onboard split between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Alternatively those wishing to only purchase a half fraction – 1/16th share – it will cost € 975.000 and give the owners 15 nights a year onboard again split between the Caribbean and Mediterranean. It is estimated that there will be an annual management fee of € 200.000 for a 1/8th share and € 100.000 for a 1/16th which will cover all year round maintenance, a permanent crew of seven, marine and hotel operations, 24/7 lifestyle management, transoceanic crossings , port charges and cruise itinerary management. Once the fleet is complete owners will have the option of sailing on any one of the four yachts. The fleet may expand to include other kinds of vessels in the near future.
The term of contract will be for eight years after which the yachts will be sold and the owners will receive full pro-rated proceeds of the sale.
For further information please contact:
Floating Life: Gianluca Poerio for Italy - South Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific
m.+39 338 3389563 - t. +39 02 91321030