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Yacht Hunter Lazzara LSX Review

Yacht Hunter Lazzara LSX Review.

If you’re reading the Yacht Hunter Lazzara LSX review, I have one word of advice for you; DON’T! They are appealing for the sense that they might be the sleekest American built yachts ever made, but for the following reasons, I tell my clients to stay clear.

  1. The Only Thing Worse Than Maintenance on 2 Engines is 4 Engines. Lazzara yachts was one of the first to adopt pod drives into their builds which is great. What’s less than stellar is these are one of the only yachts to have four inboard engines opposed to the usual two. Four underpowered engines don’t take the place of two. In a copy cat industry, no other builders asides from Delta Carbon has adopted the four engine technology for good reason. To further demonstrate that this was the wrong move, 4 different Lazzara LSX’s have been repowered inside of 10 years.
  2. Charter Abuse – Given their sleek design, modern furnishings and expansive galley layouts, LSX’s have been desirable charter boats especially in Miami Beach.
  3. Market Manipulation – This shouldn’t come as a surpise but the Lazzara brothers since the shipyard ceased production of these yachts have maintained the listings for these vessels. With that said, they have controlled who buys and sells these vessels which has kept prices higher than they typically would be.
  4. Big Buyer’s Market – There are currently four Lazzara LSX 75’s on the market. Two of them have been for sale for over a year and a half. What does that mean? Well it means that there should be a footrace between the brokers and owners to get theirs sold first. Unfortunately, yacht sales is a wildly inefficient process so knowing how to
  5. Discontinued – Since Lazzara yachts has ceased production, Lazarra’s have taken longer to sell and have sold at a larger discount. Without buyers of new models creating secondary demand, this is natural for any builder who goes out of business.

 

Whether you’re looking at a Lazzara LSX 75 or 92, your best bet is shifting your search towards Pershing yachts. Enjoyed the Yacht Hunter Lazzara LSX review?

Lazzara LSX 75 Review
Why I would not buy a Lazzara LSX 75

 

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Pershing 64 and Pershing 72

If you’re considering purchasing a Pershing 64 or Pershing 72, this post is designed for you to save a sh**load of money. 

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Never Pay More Than The Last Buyer

The best piece of advice I can give you is this: ignore the list price of the Pershing you’re looking at. There’s only one number that matters when you’re buying a Pershing and that is the recent sales price.

The recent sale price is what the last buyer paid for their boat. In a perfectly rational world, this establishes the ceiling or top number you will pay, therefore providing you with critical leverage in your negotiation. This information is recorded in a yacht sales database and made available to yacht salesman only.

Example:

The last 2009 Pershing 72 sold for $1,600,000 in 2015 but there’s one currently listed for sale at $1,695,000.

Now, a yacht salesman doesn’t want you to know this information because they want you to overpay for your yacht. So not only will the salesman omit or exaggerate this information, but it’s common practice to list a boat well above this number to create a sense of perceived value for buyers, when in reality it’s a trick to have them overspend.

Luckily for you, you know this information exists and you won’t consider buying a Pershing until you get it. I’ve made it available by filling out the following form (FORM).

In addition to the recent sales price, I highly suggest and recommend obtaining relevant factors such as how long Pershing 64 or Pershing 72 typically spends on the market, how much they typically sell below their list price and a number of other analytics (featured in this video here – What Pershing Buyers Need To Know)

It’s important to mention as well that the hull color and upholstery can impact sales price; the louder more uncommon colors make for a tougher sale to a larger buying pool; never allow a salesman to tell you how rare and desirable it is; in truth it’ scarce and unappealing.

I’m Chris Mortimer and I make sure yacht buyers never overpay for their yachts.
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Pershing Yachts For Sale Miami

Used Pershing Yachts For Sale Miami

If you’re searching for used Pershing yachts for sale Miami, feel free to browse here, but be sure to scroll down to learn critical data and purchasing tips to acquire any Pershing yacht for less.

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Biggest Pershing Yacht Buying Mistakes

If you’re looking for someone to convince you not to buy a Pershing, I’m not that guy, however, I am the guy who’s going to tell you everything you NEED to know so you don’t overpay for your Pershing.

When considering buying a used Pershing yacht for sale in Miami or anywhere else for that matter, the MOST IMPORTANT thing you need to know is not the list price, but the recent sales price, or what actual Pershing buyers have paid for their yachts. Salesman don’t want you to know this information because they’re hoping that you’ll overpay as they’ll earn a higher commission while subsequently, yielding their seller a higher return.

To demonstrate this example, it’s best to consider the following example:

A 2013 64 Pershing is currently listed for $1,500,000 yet the most recently sold 2013 64 Pershing sold for $1,300,000 earlier this year, which drops the new ceiling for what any savvy buyer should expect to pay. (Be sure to get this relevant info to your purchase using the calculator – Click Here).

Two very important data and analytically driven points you do need to know are:

  • 7 Months Represents The Median Amount of Time a Pershing Takes To Sell On The Open Market
  • 12.43% Represents The Median Amount a Pershing yacht sells below its Asking Price.

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Pershing Yachts Review

Some yacht buyers discount Pershing Yachts because they’re intimidated by the prospect of surface drives yet it’s my philosophy that this is a tactic started by captains or salesman that are unfamiliar with surface drives. Surface drives allow Pershing owners to obtain faster speeds, better fuel efficiency which only further benefit the sexy, daredevil design of these fine Italian yachts. Pershings yachts for sale in Miami

About one third of Pershing listings are controlled by the broker/dealer facilitating sales of new Pershing models, which means prices have been kept artificially high, to encourage current owners to trade in/out of new models or into similar vessels within the Ferretti Group family: Riva, Ferretti, Baia, etc.

While there are a number of great Pershing options on the market, I would check out the following.

Why Knot – 2017 Pershing 82 VHP Fort Lauderdale Florida
Our Trade – 2016 Pershing 74 Fort Lauderdale Florida
Ice Man – 2018 Peshing 5x Boca Raton
***BUYER’s Opportunity: Pershing 64’s represent the strongest buying opportunity for interested Pershing buyers as 75% of Pershing 64 listings have been listed for sale over 1 year. The Yacht Hunter’s philosophy is that an inefficient market has been created by Allied Marine/ The Ferretti Group to force trades by owners into Riva/Ferretti/Baia options.

I also would consider alternatives outside the Pershing family depending on your budget, size, needs and timeline.

2015 Baia Italia 71’ West Palm Beach Florida
Long Way Round – 2014 Sunseeker Sport Fort Lauderdale

Pershing Yachts & The Yacht Hunter

I’m Chris Mortimer of theyachthunter.com, and it’s my responsibilities to educate, advise and to protect yacht buyers in every transaction, whether they buy a Pershing or any other yacht. Buyer’s Broker full representation services are always free for buyers, as compensation is derived through a split of the seller’s commission.

I can be contacted by phone (305) 709-2644, by email (cm@theyachthunter.com) or via my YouTube channel 24/7. A team of captain’s and I would be delighted to welcome you to the Yacht Hunter family, and to ensure your enjoyment onboard your yacht you’ve worked so hard for to enjoy.

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Sunseeker Yachts For Sale

How To Acquire Any Sunseeker For Less

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VanDutch 40 and VanDutch 55

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If you’re considering purchasing a VanDutch 40 or VanDutch 55, this post is designed for you to save a sh**load of money.

The best piece of advice I can give you is this: ignore the list price of the VanDutch you’re looking at. There’s only one number that matters when you’re buying a VanDutch and that is the recent sales price.

The recent sale price is what the last buyer paid for their boat. This establishes the ceiling or top number you will pay to provide leverage to your negotiation. This information is recorded in a yacht sales database and made available to yacht salesman only.

Examples:

The last 2016 VanDutch 40 sold for $460k but there’s one currently listed for sale at $550k.

The last 2015 VanDutch 55 sold for $825,000 but there’s one currently listed for sale above $950,000.

Now, a yacht salesman doesn’t want you to know this information because they want you to overpay for your yacht. So not only will the salesman omit or exaggerate this information, but it’s common practice to list a boat well above this number to create a sense of perceived value for buyers, when in reality it’s a trick to have them overspend.

Luckily for you, you know this information exists and you won’t consider buying a VanDutch until you get it. I’ve made it available by filling out the following form (FORM).

In addition to the recent sales price, I highly suggest and recommend obtaining relevant factors such as how long VanDutch 40 or VanDutch 55 typically spends on the market, how much they typically sell below their list price and a number of other analytics (featured in this video here – What VanDutch buyers need to know)

It’s important to mention as well that the hull color and upholstery can impact sales price; the louder more uncommon colors make for a tougher sale to a larger buying pool; never allow a salesman to tell you how rare and desirable it is; in truth it’ scarce and unappealing.

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Azimut Yachts – Price & Review

Azimut Yachts Review

My best advice for someone researching Azimut Yachts – Price & Review is the following: DON’T BUY AN AZIMUT!

Let me back this up with a story of my early career. There’s this running joke between brokers, crew and owners that you hope a buyer comes to you and wants to buy an Azimut. You hope for this because they’ll be calling you within a year later to sell it, which means double commission.

I see that as an awful business model which is why I’m writing this article and started my company to protect yacht buyers from making such mistakes.

But the Azimut joke exists they sell a lot of boats and they consistently overlook quality control. Most of the time, an Azimut buyer is a first time yacht purchaser who obliviously overspends on the way in and has trouble selling on their way out.

As someone who watches and analyzes the market closely, the stats tell a fairly ugly story. As a big fan of italian built vessels, I would certainly allocate my money elswhere.

Therefore, if you’re considering one of the following, I recommend you re-evaluate your options.

Fly – Instead of an Azimut Flybridge, consider a Ferretti, Monte Carlo, or Sunseeker. While I do believe Sunseeker is following the same path of mistakes Azimut has made, they still create a superior product.

Azimut Fly

S – The sporty Azimut S dwarfs a Sunseekeer Predator, Princess V, or a Pershing.

Azimut 86s

Magellano – As far as renowned trawlers go, Azimut doesn’t even make the list. Look towards a Beneteau Swift Trawler but the modern luxury trawler market isn’t quite where it needs to be yet.

Azimut Yachts Pricing

So as we segway into the pricing aspect of Azimut Yachts – Price & Review

Yacht sales are recorded in a database or a yachting MLS so in an efficient world, a smart buyer never pays more than what the last buyer paid for an Azimut of the same make and year. While a smart salesman would price his yacht for sale exactly at this figure, often times salesman will inflate the price up to 30% above this figure which creates a perceived value to a buyer working without a buyer’s broker. Once one is listed so much higher, forth coming listings are also listed at premiums creating an artificial bubble.

Example: A 2011 116 Azimut sold for $5,750,000 in 2016 yet a 2011 116 Azimut is currently listed today (07/14/2019) at $5,999,999. While customizations, condition and upgrades always play a part in valuation, a yacht is never an appreciating asset.

I get clients that say “I just want a good deal” but I know better to say we make our own good deal. If you’re still reading this, I hope you are educated and informed. I encourage you to find out the recent sales figures for any yacht you’re interested in buying and have made it available via the following form.

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Sunreef Power Catamaran Fuel Consumption & Range

If you’re researching your purchase of a Sunreef Power Catamaran, you know you’re interested in a unique vessel; what you may not come across (easily) in your search is the range and fuel consumption for the cat.

Given my previous involvement with Gold Seahorse, a 2017 Sunreef Supreme Power Catamaran (Hull #5), I wanted to share with you the manufacturer provided information as well as what I had witnessed. Onboard we had Volvo IPS 1050 with 800 Horse power with the largest capacity fuel tank Sunreef offers in their build.

**Consumption and range are always contingent on factors such as seas, bottom cleaning, paint & application of propspeed as well as additional factors.

Volvo Penta IPS1050 588kW@2300RPM r=1.99 2 engines in operation
 
 

 

% rpm

Yacht speed* [kn] Engine Power [KW]  

Engine Rpm

One engine fuel consumption [L/h] Yacht Autonomy [Nm]
100% 24,2 588 2300 147,0 547
96% 21,0 513 2200 140,0 499
87% 17,1 452 2000 115 494
78% 13,3 396 1800 92 481
70% 11,8 309 1600 66,0 594
61% 10,9 196 1400 42,3 857
52% 9,3 140 1200 27,3 1135
43% 7,7 92 1000 18,55 1380
35% 5,9 71 800 9,6 2054
26% 4,0 48 600 6,0 2217

**Every attempt has been made to give accurate information, but performance and range figures are estimates given as a guide only. Dirt or growth on the hull, turning of the engines, size, make of engines fitted, propeller condition, air and water temperature, weight (fuel, water, storage, passangers, etc), fuel quality and other matters can all affect a boat’s peformance and range. For this reason, this is an indicator and not a guarentee of any sort.

I love Sunreef power catamarans but there’s definitely a lot of questions you need to ask before buying one, and there’s a number of things that I would inspect and take into consideration that you may not realize before buying.

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Sunseeker Predator – Never Overpay

Everything the salesman doesn’t want you to know plus a tip to save big on your used Sunseeker Predator for sale.

Avoid The Most Common Buying Mistake!

Stop looking at what they’re listed for and start looking for what they’ve sold for! Yacht sales are recorded in a yacht sales database made available for salesman and brokers.

This information is often times used by brokers and sellers to inflate the prices of their yachts and in turn the market. The artificially high prices create perceived value to buyers but in reality this is just overspend, beefing up broker commissions. Luckily for you, this powerful information is yours and all you have to do is ask (plus, I Highly reccomend you watch the video below the form!)

I’m Chris Mortimer and I save yacht buyers huge money when buying their yachts and my services are free.
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Sunreef Power Catamaran Review

Check out my brutally honest Sunreef Power Catamaran Review. If  you’re investigating purchasing from Sunreef Yachts and this might be the best, most honest and unbiased thing you’ll come across in your research.

A client and friend of mine owned Gold Seahorse, a 2017 68 Sunreef Supreme power catamaran (Hull #5)  and overall, I loved it a lot; the size, the finishes, the amenities; Sunreef has undeniably filled a niche in the market that no other builder has to this point. However, there are a few aspects of the vessel and the company that I truly don’t care for.

Please note that I love their vessels but I see some need for improvement and have seen things that any potential buyer would love to know before they buy.

The Negatives

  1. Sunreef Service – If you buy a new Sunreef yacht directly from the builder, be prepared for consistently less than stellar service. There is no local service team, which means that their technicians come from Poland, which means that it’s not cost effective to service your boat for them until there’s a small punchlist or a tech is nearby working on someone else’s vessel. My philosophy is that if you’re spending your hard earned money on a new yacht, well it should be remedied immediately and properly. The service was notably poor on two occasions; during the Miami Boat Show their service team was called to the boat to perform several aspects of work with one being replacement of deck lights that had burned out; they started the job on Tuesday, and instead of completing it within an hour, left the covers off with the wires exposed to rain and the elements, only to return 3 days later to finish the job after they were done setting up for the boat show. Obviously, water had intruded and the same burn out issue repeated itself a month later. Absolutely unacceptable. I believe Sunreef yachts is a growing company and will recognize the value in having a service team in Florida and the United States in the near future, which should address that headache (to some degree).
  • Sunreef Yachts Service Less Than Stellar
    On deck lighting failing to be replaced as promised.
 
  1. Exterior Metals – Every builder of any yacht that’s not Dutch built, is going to cut a few corners for their own profits. The lifelines and metal railings throughout are without sugar coating it, cheap chinese quality, which meant they need to be polished at frequent intervals. Not a deal breaker, just can become quite the eye soar on such a new vessel if a proactive approach isn’t taken.
  • Sunreef Power Catamarans Issues & Review
    Poor quality metals used in design.
 
  1. Faring of Decks – Truth be told, I’m going to put this half on Sunreef and half on my friend the owner; when you build a semi custom yacht, you should have a project manager who doesn’t work for the company to oversee that work is done properly. Faring of the teak decks was eveident that it wasn’t done properly which caused the water to pool on the sugar scoops and fore deck. When cleaning the teak, you would have to take a deck squeegie and put the excess water out through the forward anchor hole. This again is no deal breaker but this should have been checked and tested during build.

The Positives

I mentioned I loved Sunreef yachts products so it’s a critical component of Sunreef Yachts Power Catamaran Review.

  1. US & Euro Power – Sunreef offers to buyers in the build sheet to upgrade the electrical systems to be capable for both euro power & US. If you plan to make this vessel available for charter, this is an incredible feature; when selling this, it’s an extremely attractive feature; from a convenience and service perspective it was a very worthwhile $100k upgrade.
  2. Stability & Handling – The whole multihull vs monohull argument as to multihulls being more stable is an ongoing debate with the rise of stabilizers but during a sea trial one day, we went out in some big waves and she was a star. A stable, heavy rider that myself and the 10 people onboard (5 yacht crew) were beyond pleasantly surprised to take waves as large as 8ft.
  3. Sizing Her Up To A Lagoon Power Catamaran– I firmly believe that the Lagoon 63 is one of if not the best value power catamaran that exists; however, the Sunreef feels as if it’s a ship in comparison. The beam is wider, the decks are higher, and the engines are more powerful. The
  4. Stateroom Vertical & Width – You will be pleasantly surprised when you see how large the pontoons are onboard a Sunreef and the effient layout of the staterooms onboard. Most power cats have the berths and stateroom to run parallel with the pontoon whereas Sunreef sets the berth and stateroom up in a perpendicular fashion. This allows for your same ensuite head as well as ample storage, the option to include an additional single berth if desired as well as full hanging closets.
  5. Open Concept – Sunreef has many different layouts; you can place a galley down, a galley in your salon; you can have a master stateroom on deck or you can place it in the pontoons; Gold Seahorse in particular had the galley on the main deck to mirror the widely popular open concept layout wildly popular in real estate and interior design trends. This isn’t possible on monohulls but it really presented the best opportunity for highly social owners another opportunity to enetertain guests in an unparalleled fashion; the men played cards at the dining table, while the girlfriends and wives talk in the galley and the kids watch tv as they play with their toys all in the same interior area. If you have a stewardess onboard as well, this provides unobstructed visibility for a higher quality of service as well.
  6. The Tender Garage – This is my favorite aspect of the entire boat. Your tender, jetskis, seabobs, fishing equipment and everything is neatly stored in the interior of the vessel and easily removed without needing a davit or taking up valuable deck space.

Other Important Notes

What good is a Sunreef Power Catamaran Review without some additional details?

  1. Haul Out & Service Limitations – Based off of the size of the vessel and the beam in particular, you will be limited on marinas and shipyards that can host and service your Sunreef. With that said, there are enough good options.
  2. Be Prepared To Talk About Your Boat – These garner a lot of attention on the water; most yacht owners have never been onboard a power catamaran so anticipate meeting a lot of admirers.
  3. There’s Certainly A Demand For The Product – The power catamaran market is growing but it will never, ever, ever make it to a level that even scratches the surface of monohull popularity. However, there are enough interested buyers and sellers to justify this purchase.
  4. Other Builds – Many of the Sunreef power cats that have been built are for younger and eccentric owners. Sunreef is a semi-custom builder so there’s a lot that they can tailor for the unique owner. With that said, DO NOT choose a bold color for your hull as that will turn off potential buyers and please do not build your Sunreef to have less than 4 staterooms. (Rockstar 2.0 listed with Atlantic Yacht & Ship is the perfect example of what I would not recommend my client to do).

If you’re considering buying a Sunreef I would love to discuss it with you in further detail and help out in any way possible. To calculate the lowest possible price you can expect to pay for your Sunreef yacht, I encourage you to check out the Sunreef Yachts Yacht Calculator. Happy yachting my friend!

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