YPI Brokerage, the sales and new construction arm of Yachting Partners International (YPI), is pleased to announce the sale of the 32 metre, Holland Jachtbouw cutter, CARL LINNE. 

CARL LINNE        Pilot Cutter tradition with modern performance & comfort

Following on from this year recent sailing yacht sales BUILD 395 ROYAL HUISMAN, MARI CHA IV, MED SPIRIT, CYCLOS III and YII, YPI Brokerage is now pleased to confirm the sale of the 32 metre cutter, CARL LINNE.

Built in 2003 by renowned Dutch shipyard, Holland Jachtbouw, CARL LINNE merges tradition with all the requirements of a modern ocean cruiser to deliver an experience unique in the world of sailing today.
With naval architecture and interior design by multi-award winning Gerard Dijkstra & Partners, CARL LINNE offers maximum comfort for six guests in three Staterooms with a deck layout, retractable keel and balanced rudder to give the sort of safe and fast passage so enjoyed by a true blue water sailing yacht.



CARL LINNE is a stunning sailing yacht, says her YPI Broker, William Bishop, who represented the buyer in the transaction. She is in immaculate condition and now goes to a new owner who I know is going to savour all that she has to offer.
YPI would like to thank Toby Walker of Stockbridge Yacht Brokers Ltd for all his help throughout the sale.
CARL LINNE was on the market at Asking Price: EUR 3,950,000.
YPI will be announcing future plans for CARL LINNE shortly.


Lenght:106' (32.33m)
Beam:23' (7.02m)
Draft:8' 6" (2.6m) - minimum
Guests:up to 6
Cabins:3 Staterooms


For more information on CARL LINNE or other similar yachts for sale today please contact:


William Bishop
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97                      
Mob: + 33 (0) 627 326 542



S.Y INFINITY exclusively for sale through YPI

INFINITY           Unique Philippe Briand design at a highly competitive price                 


Presented by YPI in all her glory at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival, INFINITY was constructed in 2008 by renowned French shipyard, CNB Bordeaux, and shows off a custom Philippe Briand design, delivering exhilarating sailing speeds along with a luxurious and spacious interior for eight guests in four beautifully appointed en-suite cabins.

I had the pleasure of selling INFINITY to her current owner back in 2010, says her YPI broker, Matt Albert. Since then, her owner has been sailing her throughout the world.

YPI has seen a recent revival of interest in sailing yachts, with the brokerage division selling YII, CYCLOS III, MARI CHA IV (another example of outstanding Briand design) and BUILD 395 with ROYAL HUISMAN so far in 2014.

We don't expect INFINITY to be on the market for very long,admits Matt. Those searching for a sailing yacht in great condition with plenty of space, lots of performance and a very competitive price, especially for her size and pedigree, should take the time to visit INFINITY as soon as possible.

INFINITY can now be seen in PALMA, Majorca.

INFINITY is now for sale with YPI at an Asking Price of EUR 4,250,000.


 Builder: CNB
 Designer: Philippe Briand
 Rig: Sloop
 Hull Construction: Aluminium
 Year Built / Refit: 2008 / 2012
 Length: 29m / 95' 1"
 Beam: 7m / 23'
 Draft: 3.5m / 11' 6"
 Cabins: 4
 Guests sleeping: 8
 Crew: 3 / 4
 Speed: 10 knots
 Main Engines: 1 x Cummins 350hp
 Flag: Marshall Islands



To arrange a visit or for more information contact:
Matt Albert
Tel: + 377 99 99 97 97
Mob: +33 (0) 624 047 686




With the end of the year fast approaching we highlight some of the most important price reductions across the sales market worldwide to help those buyers in search of a great deal in time for 2015.

Of the estimated 2,100 yachts above 24 metres currently offered for sale on the market today (including those for sale but not publicly listed), approximately 13% have announced one or more price reductions this year (ranging from 7% to a stunning 30%) with sailing yachts recording the highest number of reductions at almost 20%.

But do price reductions mean a great deal?

They can do, says YPI Head of Sales, Russell Crump, but don't fall into the trap of thinking a price reduction means a good deal. Ultimately its not the price reduction itself that is relevant to a buyer...it's the estimated market value of that yacht at any given time that's more important.

Price reductions can be made for any number of reasons: a proud owner with a slightly optimistic price in mind that his broker either decided not to properly manage or couldn't manage; a genuine change in owner circumstances; a change in broker circumstances or even a material change to the yacht itself may all result in price reductions after a CA has been signed between a client and a broker.

The real test of whether a price reduction is of any significance for a buyer is how it affects the final Asking Price compared to that yacht estimated Market Value, explains Russell. The Market Value is based on the prices equivalent yachts have recently sold for ¦and believe me, whilst you won't find it on any market websites, the best brokers always have a very good idea about what yachts really sell for. It also takes into account how that yacht compares in size, make, condition, build quality, interior, refit history, charter history, overall aesthetic and ultimately market demand. When you take all those factors into consideration, only then is a broker and his client best placed to decide whether a yacht is correctly priced or not, and if not, what a reasonable offer to place would be.

It is sad to say, however many owners have missed out on selling their yachts over the last few years in no small part thanks to brokers who were unable to properly draw the attention of their clients to a solid realistic offer when it comes, explains YPI Commercial & Marketing Director, Mark Duncan. That is so often the result of a broker not having or not using proper empirical data to underline how realistic an offer may actually be despite it being far from what an owner may dream of having. Quality brokerage houses such as our own, work hard to make sure all clients take their decisions based more on market realities than misplaced wishful thinking.



Ask your YPI broker for more information on any of the yachts below 

Those from our own CA fleet:

20% reduction now Asking: EUR 2,750,000.
Builder:VITTERSYear Built:1994/2012
Designer:DUBOISLength:28.95m / 95'
Rig:SloopBeam:6.35m / 21'
Draft:3.15m / 10'Cabins:3
Guest6 sleepingCrew:3
EUR 1 million reduction now Asking: EUR 3,750,000
Year Built:2002 / 2009Guests:10 sleeping
Length:33.45m / 110'Crew:6
Beam:7.2m / 23' 7"Cruising Speed:24 Knots
Draft:2.59m / 8' 5"Flag:Malta
16% reduction now Asking: EUR 2,850,000
Year Built:1992 / 2011Guests:11 sleeping
Length:42m / 137' 8"Crew:9
Beam:7.92m / 26'Cruising Speed:14.5 Knots
Draft:1.52m / 4' 99"Flag:Greece



Our selected highlights from the overall worldwide market:

28% reduction now Asking: EUR 4,500,000

Builder:CNB FranceYear Built:2005
Designer:Philippe BriandLength:35.65m / 116' 31"
Rig:SloopBeam:8.02m / 26' 3"
Draft:3.5m / 11' 48"Cabins:4
Guest10 sleepingCrew:5



25% reduction now Asking: EUR 21,000,000

Builder:ALLOY YACHTSYear Built:2008
Designer:DUBOISLength:51.70m / 169' 62"
Rig:SloopBeam:10.20m / 33' 46"
Draft:4.90m / 16' 08"Cabins:4
Guest10 sleepingCrew:10



28% reduction now Asking: USD 4,990,000

Year Built:1983 / 2010Guests:10 sleeping
Length:47m / 154' 2"Crew:9
Beam:8.41m / 27' 6"Cruising Speed:15 Knots
Draft:2.8'm / 9' 19"Flag:United Kingdom



16% reduction now Asking: EUR 32,000,000

Builder: LAMDA SHIPYARDCabins: 15
Year Built: 2005Guests: 30
Length: 72.50m / 237'Crew: 31
Beam: 12m / 39'Cruising Speed: 17 Knots
Draft: 3.5m / 11' 5"Flag: Greece