One of the World’s Largest Superyachts Is About to Go to Auction
When two of the world’s largest luxury auction houses, New York City–based Concierge Auctions and Fairfield, Connecticut–based Boathouse Auctions, team up for a sale, it can only mean one thing: It’s a monumentally big sale. As its name implies, Boathouse Auctions’ large-ticket items range from a circa 2001 41-foot Tartan to a 157-foot Blount Boats vessel with room for 12. Concierge Auctions, on the other hand, mostly deals with high-value homes, including a six-bedroom mountain chalet near Bozeman, Montana, a 13th-century château in Geneva, Switzerland, and a completely furnished five-bedroom villa in St. James, Barbados. And the item that connected the two auction houses is equal parts wake-making yacht and supreme real estate: a 393-foot-long yacht that, last time it was for sale, was listed for a whopping €25 million. The ship in question is dubbed Project Y910 and is one of the largest in the world.
Like so many renowned contemporary homes, this floating masterpiece is equipped with not one but two pools, two helipads, a helicopter hangar, six garages, an owner’s suite, and two VIP cabins for guests. Plus, there are 18 staterooms for up to 36 guests, and sleeping quarters for as many as 50 crew members. In other words, Project Y910 is nothing short of a boutique hotel that glides through the ocean. And if the tragic fate of the Titanic taught modern shipbuilders anything, it’s to prepare for the worst, which is why Project Y910 has an ice-class hull for effortlessly moving through frozen waters. “The ice-class 1A hull is capable of safely sailing to the most remote regions on earth,” Jack Mahoney, Boathouse Auctions’ director notes.
Project Y910 is so advanced that it’s almost difficult to believe it was originally designed in 1990 by beloved naval architect Cor D. Rover. “His original design, however, was a mere 295 feet long, so the superyacht has since been expanded quite considerably courtesy of Robert McFarlane.
Mahoney adds, “The vessel is undergoing a refit at Fincantieri Shipyard in Trieste, Italy, which allows the next owner to complete the project with a time savings of multiple years. We are partnering with Concierge Auctions on selling Y910 without reserve to the highest bidder, regardless of price.” So, get your paddles ready because bidding will last from November 11–23. Whether or not you decide to keep the name it comes with, you’d be remiss not to bid on your own private cruise ship, and with yacht sales way up since before the pandemic, there’s hardly a better time to buy.