Inside the Billion-Dollar Superyacht showcase by Burgess

Some of the attractions set to go on display at the Cannes, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale shows over the coming months
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The yachting calendar highlights of the Cannes Yachting Festival (9 – 14 September), the Monaco Yacht Show (24 - 27 September) and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (October 30 – November 3) are quickly approaching, and superyacht leader Burgess is gearing up for its $1 billion showcase. The luxury yacht broker will be presenting over 10 percent of the vessels on display at the Monaco boat show, composed of over 1,000 metres (nearly 3,300 feet) of superyachts.
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CAKEWALK: This is one of the stand-out yachts in this very specialised sector of the large yacht market and will attract considerable attention at the Monaco Yacht Show. At an impressive 85.6 metres in length, and 2,998GT, this powerful yacht of vast proportions is ready for immediate cruising.
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CAKEWALK features a private owner’s deck, expansive exterior decks, a guest elevator connecting all levels and a climate-controlled full beam tender garage.
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CAKEWALK specs: Length: 85.6m (280.9ft). Built: 2010, Derecktor Shipyards, USA. Guests: Up to 14 in 7 cabins. Exterior design: Tim Heywood. Interior design: Elizabeth Dalton. Price: $154,000,000
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SYCARA V: Built by Nobiskrug in Germany, the award-winning 68m SYCARA V was delivered in 2010 to a highly experienced owner. Designed with minimum partitions in the guest entertaining areas to enhance her interior volume, she has extensive accommodation for 20 guests in eight flexible cabins.
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Spacious, well-designed decks offer a variety of dining and sun lounging areas, while the sun deck’s highlights include a jacuzzi, bar and shaded dining. With an inviting interior, extensive gym, massage room and an elevator connecting all decks, this yacht has proven charter appeal and is newly for sale.
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SYCARA V specs: Length: 68.2m (223.6ft). Built: 2010, Nobiskrug, Germany. Guests: Up to 20 in 8 cabins. Exterior design: Craig Beale/Pure Design. Interior design: Craig Beale/Pure Design. Price: $90,000,000
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BATON ROUGE: With six decks of unprecedented space, the 62 metre yacht BATON ROUGE boats top design credentials and a quality Dutch build. The sweep and rake of Tim Heywood’s exterior styling has created vast living areas, both inside and on deck, while bespoke details throughout contribute to a unique superyacht experience.
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Redman Whiteley Dixon’s stunning beach house interior uses cool colours, warm textures and beautiful detailing to create comfortable, aesthetic spaces that are never overstated. With an excellent charter record, this is a unique opportunity to purchase one of the most sought-after yachts on the water.
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BATON ROUGE specs: Length: 62.5m (205.1ft). Built: 2010, Icon Yachts, The Netherlands. Guests: Up to 14 in 7 cabins. Exterior design: Tim Heywood. Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon. Price: $77,600,000
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TWIZZLE: One of the world’s most visionary sailing yachts, TWIZZLE has won multiple awards since she was delivered by the revered Royal Huisman Shipyard in 2010. Combining advanced technology with a level of comfort rarely found on a sailing yacht, her design attributes include exterior/interior styling by acclaimed designers Redman Whiteley Dixon and naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects.
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She features one of the most advanced rigs ever created and her 58m mizzen mast is the tallest ever built. Guest areas and deck spaces ensure that, whether racing in regattas or cruising around the world, TWIZZLE will rise to any occasion.
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TWIZZLE specs: Length: 57.5m (188.6ft). Built: 2010, Royal Huisman, The Netherlands. Guests: Up to 9 in 4 cabins. Exterior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon. Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon & Todhunter Earle Interiors. Price: $68,000,000
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ILLUSION: A substantial refit in 2010 included a 5m stern extension, a complete overhaul of the engine room and an upgrade to the deck and watersports equipment. As part of the refit, Bannenberg & Rowell designed her modern art themed interior which provides an attractive contrast to the classical lines of her de Voogt exterior.
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Dutch pedigree build quality and an expert refit at Pendennis ensure that ILLUSION represents exceptional value at a newly reduced price.
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ILLUSION specs: Length: 55.7m (182.7ft). Built: 1983 (refit 2010), Feadship, C Van Lent & Zonen, The Netherlands. Guests: Up to 12 in 6 cabins. Exterior design: Frits de Voogt. Interior design: Bannenberg & Rowell. For sale $12,950,000
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FARIBANA V: The pedigree FARIBANA V combines the enduring quality of a Dutch-built yacht with sophisticated, timeless Andrew Winch design. Beautifully maintained, this yacht completed her five year Lloyd’s survey in 2013 and was fully repainted in 2012.
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With impressive volume, classical entertaining areas and an elevator that serves all decks, FARIBANA V offers exceptional value for a yacht of her size and quality.
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FARIBANA V specs: Length: 54.4m (178.5ft). Built: 1998, Amels, The Netherlands. Guests: Up to 14 in 7 cabins. Exterior design: Andrew Winch. Interior design: Andrew Winch. $25,800,000
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ZENOBIA: ZENOBIA combines the exterior lines of Donald Starkey, the superior build quality of Abeking & Rasmussen, and the meticulous design and detailing of Alberto Pinto. This 57.3m yacht offers excellent living areas and flexible, generous accommodation, including a full beam master suite with his and hers double rooms, each with their own en suite bathroom, plus two VIP suites, three doubles and a twin.
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BLUE SCORPION: Sleek, with navy and white livery, the 53m BLUE SCORPION was built in 2006 by Baglietto and offers the advantage of very low levels of usage. This modern yacht features a subtle, minimalist interior with Asian influences, Chinese artwork, and plenty of light and space.
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Versatile deck spaces, including a large jacuzzi and multiple entertaining areas, both indoors and on deck, have contributed to the yacht’s exceptional charter track record. In immaculate condition following a full repaint in 2013, BLUE SCORPION offers excellent value for her size.
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BLUE SCORPION specs: Length: 53m (173.8ft). Built: 2006, Baglietto, Italy. Guests: Up to 12 in 6 cabins. Exterior design: Francesco Paszkowski. Interior design: Francesco Paszkowski. Price $22,660,000
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TOLD U SO: An award winning 45m Benetti, the distinctive TOLD U SO is offered for sale for the very first time. This superyacht and her iconic Missoni-themed interior is the custom creation of Molori Design.
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TOLD U SO can accommodate 12 guests in five cabins and an additional two berths. The master suite has 180 degree views and a private sun terrace with jacuzzi and steam shower, and there are two VIP cabins, a double and a twin cabin. This luxury yacht has had one owner since delivery and enjoys an enviable reputation on the charter market.
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TOLD U SO specs: Length: 45m (147.7ft). Built: 2011, Benetti, Italy. Guests: Up to 12 in 5 cabins. Exterior design: Molori Design. Interior design: Molori Design. Price: $19,220,000
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KATE: The popular CRN 43m series offers vast volume for her size. With spacious entertaining areas and relaxed, comfortable deck spaces, this yacht accommodates 11 guests in five luxury cabins.
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The sun deck boasts a huge circular sun pad, jacuzzi and dining area, a gym is installed in the transom, and the Castoldi tender is housed in a large side-loading garage. KATE has been operated with no expense spared and is in turn-key condition.
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KATE specs: Length: 42.6m (139.8ft). Built: 2010, CRN, Italy. Guests: Up to 11 in 5 cabins. Exterior design: Zuccon International. Interior design: Zuccon International. Price: $19,350,000
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COLUMBUS 40S HYBRID: The COLUMBUS 40S HYBRID features an advanced hybrid propulsion system that allows the yacht to reach a top speed of 22 knots, and an economical speed of 7 knots under electric motor. The main saloon layout includes huge doors to port and starboard that open onto fold-down balconies.
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Accommodation is provided for 10 guests, there is a beach club with a bar, and a jacuzzi on the foredeck. Launched in 2013 but never used, this yacht is brand new and ready for her first owner.
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COLUMBUS 40S HYBRID specs: Length: 40m (131.2ft). Built: 2013, Palumbo, Italy. Guests: Up to 10 in 5 cabins. Exterior design: Hydro Tec. Interior design: Hot Lab Yacht & Design. Price: $20,060,000
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