Las Olas Bend: Must-See Motor Yachts At FLIBS
The iconic Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show kicks off on November 1 and in no time yachts of all shapes and sizes will be flocking to South Florida’s waterways to be part of the big event. Yachting enthusiasts will come from all over the world to admire the industry’s most mesmerizing vessels and no trip to FLIBS would be complete without paying a visit to the Las Olas Bend where an array of motor yachts will be ready and waiting to impress. It is in this prestigious zone of the show where attendees will find the most remarkable collection of exclusive luxury motor yachts and super yachts to feast their eyes on. The Las Olas Bend will offer a great selection of motor yachts available for sale from multiple brokerage houses. The nearby Las Olas parking lot provides guests with ample parking opportunities and a convenient entrance into the show makes getting into FLIBS an easy process. In anticipation of the 58th Annaul Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, we preview some of the finest motor yachts that will be on display at the Las Olas Bend.
Cavallino is without a doubt the finest and most updated 87′ Johnson Motor Yacht available in today’s resale market. She is a masterpiece of style and space. Her zero speed stabilization system gives the vessel a comfort level not found on any sistership, as the original stabilizer fins were upgraded from 6 sq. ft. to 12 sq. ft. The current owners completed an extensive refit in excess of $600,000 in 2016 and further customized the vessel making her even more accommodating and luxurious. Cavallino is considered to be in better than new condition and immediately ready to cruise.
Because of Cavallino’s 23′ 6″ extra wide beam, the salon, even with its walk around side decks, is wider than similar sized yachts without walk-around side decks. Immediately to starboard upon entering the salon is a walk-behind bar. The bar has a two-level marble countertop with a stainless steel undermount sink. Below the bar is a new U-line icemaker refrigerator combo with two storage cabinets. Above is a mirrored wine glass cabinet with glass front door. A three-person leather sofa with two matching leather ottomans offers plush seating and additional storage within. To port is the yacht’s totally upgraded entertainment center with a 44″ Sony HDTV and sound system with a Crestron high tech entertainment system with new HDTV and stereo components. The lighting system is sophisticated with dimmer function creating perfect ambiance. There are automatic blinds on all windows throughout the yacht. Cavallino’s contemporary galley is well-suited for any professional chef with all the best appliances as well as tons of storage and working space.
The pilothouse, which features the signature Johnson windows that offer an incredible 270 degree view, includes a newly upgraded helm with state-of-the-art electronics as well as an L-shaped leather settee for guests. The spacious flybridge makes for the perfect spot to entertain and lounge outdoors. Down on the accommodations level, Cavallino features an en suite master stateroom, three en suite guest staterooms and crew quarters.
This 1985 Feadship 87 Custom is an extremely well cared for sportfishing vessel is a superior example of world-class Dutch engineering and construction from the elite Feadship Yachts brand. Comanche is a custom “Yacht-Fish” for the gentleman angler, built as the second of only two custom vessels for an American family and styled to reflect the classic sport fishing lines of Rybovich at a time when no others were built so large. Comanche is truly a one-of-a-kind offering in original condition and undisturbed by needless changes and additions.
With an extensive history of cruising on both coasts of the US and deep into the Caribbean islands, Comanche has served only two caring owners in her lifetime on the water both of whom have berthed her under cover for over 25 years. Never sold on the open market, and exclusively operated for private use, Comanche is a rare example of what a custom vessel can be when combining luxury yachting with fishing and diving capabilities.
In profile and at sea the vessel exudes the sentiment of being “a little ship” on the water. Characteristics such as her long bow and highly usable foredeck extend the reach on the water and transition into a proper offshore cockpit. The upper house proportions and styling portray a modern and stately yacht with a timeless feel. Once on board you enter the main salon from the cockpit via a broad double set of stairs to the aft double sliding doors. Facing forward you immediately see a sprawling salon and galley area with forward facing windows bringing together the realms of sportfish and luxury motor yacht. Comanche offers guests three ensuite staterooms including a stunning master suite as well as quarters for crew.
MONTY – 2005 Azimut Yachts 86S
Every detail on board this Azimut Yachts 86S built in 2005 has been engineered and designed for yachting perfection. From the swept-back “shark-fin” shaped superstructure with sleek lines to the large aft sunpad and cockpit lounge area, Monty is a high-performance vessel boasting Italian style and high levels of comfort. The huge sunroof slides back into the cockpit shelter to open up the saloon. At the rear of the saloon, a large door opens up to link it with the spacious cockpit creating one big area for open-air fun. A sun bed is located atop the tender garage and the cockpit is set up with array of furniture – a large table, bar and another settee.
The saloon on the main deck features a great deal of natural light and includes all the creature comforts needed such as comfortable seating and entertainment options like a swiveling flatscreen TV. Below deck, is where you will find the well equipped galley as well as sleeping accommodations. Monty has enough room to sleep a small party of guests onboard offering accommodations for up to 10 people across four luxurious staterooms. The master stateroom is a delightful space with large side windows and a breakfast nook adding another level to sophisticated living at sea. Powered by 2 MTU (16V M91) 2,000hp diesel engines, motor yacht Monty is capable of a top speed of 44 knots, and comfortably cruises at 35 knots. With her 7,571 fuel tanks she has a maximum range of 350 nautical miles at 35 knots. Her water tanks store around 1,136 of fresh water.
Serenita is a 2006 Offshore 72′ Pilothouse and as far as long-range cruisers go, this vessel is proven winner with extraordinary sea keeping abilities, a contemporary profile with ideal functionality and the smooth ride expected of a William Crealock designed hull. Throughout the entirety of this well-maintained motor yacht thoughtful details, highest quality materials and the finest level of craftsmanship define this 72′ Offshore Pilothouse. This magnificent example of a long-range cruising vessel provides the owner and his guests with three spacious guest staterooms, separated aft crew cabin with two bunks, crew head and galley. In addition, another fantastic feature of this 72 is the walk in air conditioned engine room.
Up top, the flybridge which features a hard top enclosure makes an idea setting for guests to feel the wind in their hair and lounge outdoors in comfort. The upper helm station is also located on the flybridge with complete engine instrumentation, function alarms & rudder indicator as well as two Stidd helm chairs. Serinita’s pilothouse includes the lower helm station with two Ultraleather Stidd helm seats, an L-shaped raised settee a Sub Zero refrigerator and port and starboard sliding glass doors. Below deck, you’ll find well-appointed accommodations including an en suite master stateroom with a king size, walk around berth, two luxurious guest staterooms and crew quarters. This 72′ Offshore Pilothouse comes complete with a lazarette and swim platform for maximum water enjoyment.
Here are some additional listings you can find on Las Olas Bend:
EXCELLENCE is a beautiful Richmond 150′ built in 2010 to the highest standards. She features incredible woodwork throughout her interior. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins and an ample crew to take exceptional care of guests. She features a wide swimming platform ideal for enjoying the multiple water toys she has to offer.
CHEERS 46 is a popular Benetti Veloce 140’ fast displacement yacht with a very complete spec and excellent oversight throughout her build. She offers the size and comfort of a larger vessel and features the largest sundeck of any yacht in her size range, a private gym, a large beach club and entertainment area on the foredeck with pool. She’s very comfortable at her 15-knot cruise speed and has been maintained expertly by an amazing captain and crew.
The Magellano yacht is the reinterpretation of traditional Italian trawler boats, offering supreme cruising comfort even at low speeds and the freedom to go at higher speeds when necessary. Azimut packed a lot of smart features inside the 76′ Magellano, giving this motoryacht plenty of substance for owners who want to cruise well beyond the next port in style and comfort.
Smooth and sturdy, Azimut’s unique dual mode hull ensures comfortable navigation and excellent seakeeping even in rough sea conditions. The semi-displacement hull shape with a round bilge along the centerline, broad hard chines, central skeg, and a vertical bow that pushes the waves aside rather than skipping across their tops will ensure a comfortable ride in all sea conditions.
A fast and striking luxury vessel, this 72 Mangusta is hull 26 of this popular Overmarine series and represents a unique opportunity for those looking for the best maintained 72ft (22 m) fast boat in America. In 2015 the previous Owner installed 2 brand new engines (MAN 1550 HP) and 2 brand new generators. In addition to this, the current Owner invested US$ 200,000 in the last two years updating every piece of equipment installed onboard.
New to the market, this 2010 Azimut Yachts 95′ Flybridge was custom built and she has been well maintained with an open check boat since new. She is truly a must see with CAT C32A main engines, Dual Generators, Zero speed stabilizers, and hydraulic bow and Stern thrusters. Tons of options and a long list of upgrades. Not available to US Residents while in US Waters.
B-JULED is a rare find in today’s market! No expense has been spared on her updates and final outfitting. Unique in her class, this rare three stateroom model boasts a full beam master suite that surrounds the owner with luxury, comfort, and three large hull side windows. There are two additional VIP staterooms that are very spacious for luxurious guest accommodations, and a studio sized laundry room. The interior has new carpet throughout. In addition to these interior features and upgrades the owner added New Zero speed stabilizers that were installed in 2015 for comfortable cruising and stability while at rest.
ELMIRAN is a 2013 80 MY Hatteras that was custom built by the seller. This yacht offers cherry satin wood throughout and four staterooms with each offering en suite heads. The master is full beam with three large port hole per side and the optional his and her head layout. This yacht is powered by Twin Caterpillar 1600hp diesel engines and twin 27.5kw generators. The owner upgraded the hydraulic stabilizers to zero speed which makes anchoring very pleasurable, and a hydraulic bow thruster.
GOIN’ COASTAL is a 2016 Hatteras 60′ Motor Yacht that is powered by an upgraded Twin CAT C-18 1135Hp engines and an Onan 21Kw generator. She’s been upgraded with dual Gyro SeaKeeper stabilizers, a yacht controller, bow thruster, and meticulously maintained. There are three custom decorated staterooms along with two heads. The salon is very spacious and just forward of the salon is a country kitchen and dinette.
AUNICO is a 2015 Hatteras 60’ Motor Yacht that offers three staterooms and two heads. This yacht is powered by upgraded Caterpillar C18 engines (1135hp) and dual Seakeepers. The Hatteras 60MY is a fully painted vessel by Alexseal. The profile of Aunico is complemented by the dual oval shaped mid ship hull windows that allow natural light into the full beam master stateroom. The well designed stainless railing system along the edge of the swim platform make this area safe for anyone to access. There are teak steps that lead you from the swim platform to the aft teak deck. This area is extremely spacious due to the well designed half moon seating area. The engine room access is from the aft deck or through the bustle door off the swim platform.