December 8, 2023

Yachtsmen International is delighted to announce the sale of 86’ Nordhavn Yacht PIRATE RADIO.

Yachtsmen International Managing Director Sean Madgwick introducing the buyer and Garrett Severen from Nordhavn Yachts representing the seller.

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The Australian buyer, an avid surfer, had been searching for the perfect yacht to suit the family’s adventurous leanings – the perfect platform for chasing some of the most renown surf breaks in the Pacific, if not the world. From the outset, it was evident that we needed to find the right “tool” to not only travel safely to these regions but also to stow large tenders, jet skis, and the biggest collection of surfboards you’ve seen yet! Additionally, the vessel would need to serve well as the ideal ‘home-away-from-home’, fitted with all the creature comforts you could ever want for relaxing after a big day on the water, as well as being well-suited for entertaining and enjoying with friends and family.

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The search was broad in terms of where we were willing to travel to find the right yacht, yet our criteria narrowed down the options to one particular niche, a niche that is increasing in popularity year on year – expedition yachts. We recognised the appeal of this niche (especially to the Australian market) back in 2021 when Yachtsmen International signed a new build with one of the world’s leading expedition builders, Cantiere Delle Marche, for the recently launched 35 meter, RJ115 M/Y PAZIENZA. In 2024 PAZIENZA will proudly call Australia home, she takes the title of the first CdM to be built for an Australian.

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“It has been such an absolute pleasure to work with such a congruent down to earth family who shared similar values and aspirations,” comments Sean, “we’re all excited to see the vast array of incredible destinations they will undoubtedly conquer over the coming years.”

PIRATE RADIO was designed by Jeff Leishman and built by Nordhavn Yachts in 2009, she is hull number 4 of Nordhavn’s 86 model. PIRATE RADIO was located in Fort Lauderdale at the time of sale but is now Australia-bound much to the delight of her new Owners. We wish her new Owners many years of safe & enjoyable yachting.

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