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    1996 Dyna 68 Laguna
    With a major refit in 2017, this 68 Dyna Laguna is nothing short of spectacular in specification and presentation. With a contemporary design brief and brands such as Ferretti, Princess and Azimut used for style references an inspection is a must to appreciate the extensive attention to detail. Major structural items added to the spec include the new infinity swim spa which illuminates at night, a spectacular addition often only found in the superyacht arena. A new Hydraulic Swim platform and tender lift that has opened up the fly bridge and adds usable dual purpose real estate to the aft of the vessel. The Twin MAN engines were overhauled, with new injectors fitted allowing for low maintenance operation for many years to come. The Engine room has also had a good overhaul, with a lot of cleaning, servicing and rectification works on all systems. A new synthetic deck was fitted with custom insignias and the exterior paint work was recoated. The interior is where the major transformation took place. The dated traditional timber interior was replaced with all new deck heads, lighting, hardware, flooring, removal of all built in furniture and replaced with high end custom furniture. New stone bench tops where fitted along with new appliances. More than just a refit, Koshka is now reminiscent of a professionally styled contemporary four bedroom waterfront villa. Further to the sublime interior the offshore capability and comfort levels are optimised by the ABT TRAC at rest fin stabilisation system. Koshka is an exciting, stylish entertainer capable of coastal cruising and with an abundance of room as a live aboard. This is a very reliable turn-key refitted motor yacht which is now on display with central agents LS Yachts at the boating hub of Sanctuary Cove. Contact our professional sales team today to co-ordinate a private viewing. E1360
    1983 Lloyds Ship 110 Motor Yacht
    SOUTHERN CROSS II Major Refit 2017 : The legend of Alan Bond lives on through the timeless lines of the 110ft Hargraves designed Australian Lloyds Ship built Superyacht. Just fresh out of the GCCM shipyard with a major refit the vessel is now presented magnificently. Built originally for the Americas cup campaign Keith Lloyd the chairman of the original build company fondly recalls the commissioning process at the Newport Yacht Club. If the walls could talk, one cannot help let the mind wonder when walking through the traditional but completely refitted interior. The vessel is gleaming with her fresh complete exterior repaint. The functionality of the cockpit has been increased with the addition of an extended swim platform. Bright work was replaced and finished impeccably. The enclosed Sky lounge is commanding and equipped with modern electronics highly specified for extended cruising. The generous three cabin layout in itself is an expression of exclusivity. The crew quarters are extremely generous, a separate machinery space and engine room are an engineer’s dream. The yacht had the aft deck enclosed throughout its life generating further usable any weather entertaining space. The enormous cockpit and aft mezzanine deck are all about the water sports ideal for diving and fishing. Powered by twin Caterpillar (3412E) 1,399hp diesel engines the Motor yacht Southern Cross II is capable of a top speed of 20 knots and comfortably cruises at 11 knots. LS Yachts are proud to have the vessel on display at the renowned marine village Sanctuary Cove Qld Australia. Contact our professional team today for an exclusive viewing of this truly iconic Australian Motor Yacht. E1357
    1983/2005 Benetti - Lloyds 115 Motor Yacht
    This exceptionally presented 35m Benetti designed super yacht was built by Lloyds Ships Brisbane, she is in full current AMSA survey & is one of the few Heli-capable yachts in the country greatly adding to her charter capabilities for long range & remote charters. Refitted and upgraded with new Cummins N14 main engines & Northern Lights Generators in 2005, upgraded stabilization & full repaint/refit rendering her in immaculate condition she has had light usage since & been maintained to the highest of standards since the refit. The Emerald Lady offers a modern interior design with all the latest accompaniments, offering a welcoming atmosphere thanks to her rich mahogany tables and tasteful leather and suede furnishings. Emerald Lady has capacity for up to eight overnight guests in 4 stunning cabins (+ 5 crew in 3 cabins & a double in aft area with ensuite also) over three decks including a full beam master stateroom amidships, a VIP island queens stateroom on main-deck level, and two twin guest cabins all featuring extensive mahogany, leather and suede finishes, full length robes and premium carpet & modern corian lined ensuites each. Offering a large upper deck for entertaining and alfresco dining, she is able to accommodate a total of 45 guests. For fun times under the sun Emerald Lady has a unique, large sun bathing area with a bar and large barbecue area, as well as an array of tenders and toys, including water sports equipment. With a beam of 7 m and a draft of 2.23 m, she has an aluminum hull with keel and aluminum superstructure all finished in white 2-pac paint. Emerald Lady's maximum range is estimated at 3000 nautical miles & with her 28,000L fuel capacity she also lends herself to outer reef mother-ship work. She features a variety of amenities to ensure comfortable charter vacations, including, heli-pad, well appointed fishing cockpit, swimming platform & more. Sale includes charter business, website and booked forward charters & the charter company. Asking price is inclusive of GST and the vessel may be sold to an applicable charter operator as a "going concern" (Conditions apply). Contact Leigh-Smith Yachts for further specifications. E1318
    2014 Hampton Endurance 720 Skylounge DPB
    This one owner Endurance 720 Dual Portuguese Bridge Motor Yacht is exclusively offered for sale from Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast the home of the Hampton Yachts Dealership. Launched & handed over new in 2014 she has under 800hrs on her twin CAT C18 Acert main engines. Extensive systems including dual Onan Gensets, hydraulic thrusters, stabilisers, anchor winch, davit, desalination and chilled water air-conditioning provide a comfortable environment for any occupant. Her 4 stateroom layout features a full King-sized island master stateroom with WIR & ensuite & a myriad of stowage for extended stays. The vessel is beautifully trimmed in a stunning mix of textured fabrics & classic cherry timbers along with various naturally stone & corian products & premium grade leather lounges. This specific vessel was upgraded using extensive sound proofing countermeasures which resulted in this specific yacht being one of the quietest vessels we've produced when onboard. Italian hardware, LED warm white lighting systems & a high level of electronics entertainment options will ensure the newest custodian of E720#18 enjoys their time onboard with family & friends. Come & see our team at Sanctuary Cove for a private viewing of this stunning motor yacht today. Full Detail job just completed NOV-17, this vessel is presenting in Pristine condition at available for viewing at Sanctuary Cove. Contact Dean or Ryan Leigh-Smith. E1297
    2006 Pirate 34 Sportscruz
    Pirate 34 Sportcruz Express. This 2006 delivered 07 was semi custom built to a very high standard and has been maintained by one owner since new exceptionally. Upgrade to twin straight shaft 380hp Cummins Diesel engines the vessel would suit an offshore fisherman or as a very capable family entertainer. The cabin if fitted out with a very high quality custom timber interior with accommodation for four in comfort. A Convertible V berth in the bow which makes a generous queen and a king single lounge to starboard with a pullman berth to create the option of two single bunks or a very comfortable seating area. The galley is down to port and the en suite is located in the main cabin aft to port. With the upgraded engine package the vessel is exciting to drive, A top speed of 31 knots is achieved swiftly and the boat is happiest at a cruise of 24 knots. The cockpit on this vessel is what separates her from the competition, a large area that is ideal for fishing and a perfect platform entertaining all day and well into the evening. With the custom Awlgrip painted hull and underwater lights the Pirate is a very pretty boat when resting at anchor and will turns heads when where ever you choose to cruise or fish. Looking for something different that is Australian hand crafted with beautiful timeless lines then this Pirate 34 with only 440 Hrs use is a must to consider. The boat is on display at Sanctuary Cove with central agents LS Yachts and has been priced to sell immediately. E1330
    2011 Protector 38 Rib
    DRAMATIC PRICE REDUCTION FOR IMMEDIATE SALE : This Protector 38 is a 2011 Model Commercial RIB in Current AMSA Survey. The large custom built size and open plan deck layout makes this premium listing ideal for multiple uses such as a tender to large yacht operations, dive boat, resort transfer, offshore service, search and rescue, Military, Yacht Racing support and the list goes on. Recognized world wide for their New Zealand Built quality this protector powered by twin V8 350hp Four stroke outboards with a mere 370hrs use is ready to go to work. licensed to carry 12 passengers AMSA Class 2C and 2D for 8Pax and 2 crew. Contact LS Yachts at Sanctuary cove today to inspect this unique offering that will not last long. E1328
    2016 Selene 92 Ocean Explorer
    The Selene 92 “Ocean Explorer” is the result of an International collaboration of designers and architects under Howard Chen’s design team leadership. Working closely with renowned Dutch architect Guido De Groot and a group of International consultants we have developed a contemporary take on the long range yacht whilst capitalizing on builder Jet Tern Marines quality construction and reputation for experience and innovation in the displacement yacht sector. A first look at the 92 shows a number of the Selene family traits with her powerful raised pilothouse, Portuguese bridge, and bulbous bow. But a contemporary twist is also apparent in the addition of the large side windows in the hull and Stainless anchor pockets. She is sure to appeal to existing owners and big boat enthusiasts alike and takes the simple and proven concept of the fuel efficient and seaworthy long range yacht to a new level of luxury that is intended to compete directly with the finest European yards but with all of the advantages of GRP. Laying currently in Seattle this commanding Yacht would be suited to the Pacific Ocean Explorer looking for comfort, range and capability. Contact your international yachting consultants today for more information on this truly unique vessel. E1312
    2014 Circa Marine FPB64 Offshore
    Drastic price reduction; Now listed at $2.75M AUD.Have you ever dreamed of distant atolls, remote fishing locations, uninhabited islands in the Pacific? Have you ever wanted to visit the Maldives or Cruise Papua New Guinea? Are you keen to explore distant shores and dive with whale shark. This is very achievable and realistic goal in the FPB 64 Circa. Built in New Zealand to the strictest and most perfecting standards, it is evident that this vessel was conceived and constructed for luxurious, low cost, extended blue water cruising. The vessel has just undergone a lift, water blast & hull checks as of NOV 17. E1293
    2009 New Wave 62 Catamaran
    New wave Aluminium power catamaran FREEDOM IV is a long range Expedition vessel designed specifically for safe and economical extended cruising. Luxuriously appointed for maximum occupant comfort she has a top speed of 21 knots, a range of 1000 miles is achieved at 10 knots with 4000 litres of fuel. FREEDOM IV is 19.2 m in length with a 7.5m beam and a shallow 1.1m draft to easily enter any river. She is powered by twin 350 hp Yanmar mains, twin 14 kva 3 phase gensets, 800 a/h house batteries with 240 v inverter, so 240 v is always on tap to run a 6 cu ft scuba compressor, an 850 litre fridge/freezer, and 5 air conditioners in all rooms. She sleeps 8 in 4 staterooms, all ensuite with 4 bathrooms, the master cabin huge with king size bed. Her electronics are state of the art with twin 12 inch screens for GPS, sounder, radar, and weather fax. Of course she has autopilot and HF and VHF radios. A big feature is the hydraulic platform at the stern to haul up the dinghy or use as a third swim platform. Her tunnel is a meter high for better comfort in a head sea Large, torpedo shape bulbs at her bow gives her more stability and a better ride. FREEDOM 1V is in full 2B and 2C survey, which means she can take 8 persons overnights up to 200 miles offshore or 14 persons on a day trip. This day limit of 14 could be multiplied by 5 if you need to take a mob in a different survey. She has been designed for both comfort and practicality, for specialised scuba diving, filming, snorkeling, fishing, and most importantly for long range exploring - for that has been his way of life. Contact our professional sales team at LS Yachts today to secure this unique premium offering. Note Price Excludes GST. E1356
    2005 Alaska 45 Sedan
    This renowned 45ft sedan version represents amazing value sub 1000hrs on her twin cummins main engines and highly sort after 3-cabin configuration with island Queen forward, twin singles to port & a transverse double to Starboard side making her ideal for family & friends. Sold new to her existing owners the vessel has been cared for & used socially on the Swan river with occasional trips to Rottnest Island. Featuring dual Bi-Fold stainless steel doors ensures an open plan & usable main deck level, her cockpit is covered with a custom stainless frame with canvas top & has an icebox & sink area either side of salon doors. The spacious swim platform also has the Stainless steel tender rail with IRB on snap davits which allows easy access to platform from either side of vessel. Galley to the port side sees a minimalist looking corian lined bench with lounge seating to STB side. Helm position is exactly the same as the new 2018 models with an array of Raymarine electronics inc autopilot, electronic controls & a thruster. BOAT-TRANSPORT to the East Coast is at an estimated cost of $30k to transport from WA to the Gold Coast (similar pricing to SYD) For more information please contact the LSY team at Sanctuary Cove for more information. E1348
    2006 Aussie Whaler 6.5 Super Console
    A very well presented Whaler with only 66 hrs on the Yamaha 225hp 4-Stroke outboard. A great all rounder with - Digital and Analogue Gauges, Fibreglass hardtop with stainless supports, S/S Rocket Launchers, Moulded perspex console screen, Custom Boat Cover, Coloured Hull, Custom Bait Board, Bow Rails with Clear Plastic Splash Inserts, Bow roller and cross bollard, Bait tank, Dual Batteries with Isolator and VSR, Recessed under floor kill tank, Self draining cockpit, Two pedestal seats with slide adjusters, Recessed cockpit side grab rails, Separate self-draining anchor well including hatch, Recessed front and rear cleats, Hydraulic steering, Switch panel, Tinned/copper wiring, Foam filled hull, Stainless steel bow rail, Forward casting platform/seat with storage, Recessed under floor forward storage, Two piece moulded console with front storage box, Walk through transom, Inbuilt boarding platform with S/S ladder Step Navigation lights, Recessed console side pockets with drink holders and port side, Bilge pump and float switch Contact Leigh-Smith Yachts for an inspection E1358
    2012 Custom 121 Power Cat
    Phatsara is an over-the-top 37m platform that would lend herself to many applications. Her speed range, stability and cruising range enable this versatility. At the time of build this was the largest private Power Catamaran to ever to be constructed. This magnificent high volume Power Catamaran has been designed with multipurpose ownership in mind. The extensive accommodation for family, guests and crew allows for this true versatility. For commercial use she would shine as there is sleeping capacity for 36 on board, a dedicated commercial galley with an exceptional amount of refrigeration, separate laundry and an abundance of deck space. For the private owner, the main deck comprises of 8 berths of a high standard with ensuites and a large saloon. You would be spoilt with deck space on Phatsara. Both the commercial and private owner will enjoy the large hydraulic platform for tender launch or water activities, while the main large yacht tender of up to 17 feet can be stored on the bow. Phatsara is a must to inspect if you are looking for a large catamaran for multiple applications. Phatsara is based in Thailand. Price does not include AU taxes. E1359
    1988 Brooke 116 Custom
    Deep Blue is a custom 116ft motor yacht built by Brooke Marine UK, designed by Don Shead in 1988 and last refitted in 2012. This luxury vessel has a sophisticated exterior, with a lavish interior by Seastyle. The maintenance schedule has been adhered to professionally by her three full time crew. Deep Blue's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 8 guests overnight in 4 cabins, comprising of a master suite, VIP stateroom, and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew onboard in 4 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Deep Blue features a semi-displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. This Superyacht offering also includes - two top of the line Yamaha wave runners - a sea bob - lily pad - 2 kayaks - 2 paddle boards - dive gear - fun air inflatable slide from flybridge and more fun toys to enjoy whilst out on the water Contact your Luxury Motor Yacht experts LS Yachts at Sanctuary Cove today for more information and to arrange a personal viewing.
    2006 Four Winns 258 Vista
    Price Reduced.. Check out this 2006 Four Winns 258 Vista, perfect for the weekend getaways. This Four Winns 258 a very popular model with a terrific design that allows room for the family, and comes with all of the features you would expect to find on this great weekender. Powered by Mercury 350 mag 8 cylinder 280HP engine, with only 312 hours, Bravo 3 sterndrive, cruising at 25 knots with maximum speed of 40 knots. Just antifouled February this year with service records available. No Targo arch means that you do not have a problem with access under low bridges. Contact us today to arrange an inspection E1350
    1999 Silverton 330 Flybridge
    This 1999 330 Flybridge is a Silverton’s Classic Signature 35’ with euro styling and mod cons. A popular design, with a great flybridge layout and easy foredeck access. This vessel is a comfortable motorcruiser, powered by twin Diesel Mercruiser 240hp shaft drive engines with only 750 hours. Equipped with Kohler 7.3 KW Genset, reverse cycle air conditioning, leather couches and dinette, a well laid out galley and plenty of storage. The layout of the Silverton 330 Fly Bridge really makes it feel like a much larger boat. This Silverton 330 Fly Bridge features one state room with Queen size berth, but the large salon and dinette can sleep 2 more. In the salon you have a big screen LG TV, Sony sound system, large dining table, separate toilet and shower. She has a good size rear cockpit for fishing or entertaining. Easy stairway to the Fly Bridge, you will then find more seating for your guests while you are driving from the well-equipped helm. Anitfouled in December 2017 and sold with a Polly Craft tender, this is an exceptional vessel that is a must to see if you are looking at boats this size and budget. Contact us today for an inspection E1349
    2016 Cobalt A40 Coupe
    A unique opportunity to purchase Australia's only Cobalt A40. The Cobalt A40 Coupe is a high pedigree boat with a two cabin one bathroom configuration well suited to day boating and overnighting. The hull is Kevlar reinforced fibreglass, the finishes are exceptional and the performance and reliability is unmatched in this class. This particular Cobalt A40 is professionally maintained and fitted with almost every option and upgrade available. Those of note include the Volvo Electronic Joystick Controls and Autopilot System, Generator, Air Conditioning, Garmin Navigation Package, Bowthruster, Hydraulic Swim Platform and more. Be sure to inspect Shaki today! Options and upgrades Volvo D6 Diesel Engines with EVC Joystick and Autopilot System Bow Thruster Generator with Air Conditioning Volvo Active Corrosion Protection Package Garmin Twin 12 multi-function digital touch GPS Garmin 24 HD Radar Dome Garmin VHF with Antenna Autopilot, Depth Sounder and Air Temperature Package Digital TV with Cable Hookup Cabin Entertainment Package to main cabin Cockpit Tonneau Cover and Full Canvas Enclosure Package with Hard Top Fresh Water Washdown to bow Audio - iPod/USB/MPS capable, premium sound package with dash and transom remotes, custom acoustic speakers Galley - Sink, refrigerator, microwave, upgraded bench tops, basin and tapware Cockpit - Sink, refrigerator, icemaker, grill, teak accent package, foredeck sunpad with integrated lounge position, stainless cup holders, fender clips, frameless walk-through windshield, transom storage lockers, fresh water wash down (hot/cold), floor covering, underwater lighting. Salon - Reverse cycle air conditioning, cabin sky lights, espresso matte finish cabinetry, dinette table, Sisal floor covering, LED overhead lighting, mid-berth filler cushions, panoramic windows with opening hatch, suspended cabin headliner, v-berth filler cushion, bathroom with shower and VacuFlush toilet system with macerator, custom wood flooring. Windlass with all chain and chain counter, 220v shore power system For further specifications please contact Leigh-Smith Yachts
    2006 Mustang 4200 Sportscruiser
    A highly popular sports cruiser from renowned Australian manufacturer Mustang. This vessel is built to impress. Her sporty lines match her thrilling performance, via twin Volvo Penta 8.1L engines. Ideal for day trips and weekend getaways with friends and family. Very well maintained with teak decking and large electric sun roof. Stainless steel bbq, full camper covers, aircon, genset and many other accessories and equipment to make your boating experience relaxing and easy. This vessels layout is ideal for entertaining with multiple dining area options. Large forward deck includes sun beds, spotlight and electric anchor winch. The comprehensive helm has exceptional vision and includes a port side lounge for guests to equally enjoy the view whilst cruising. This is a lot of boat for the dollars. Available for inspection via our Sanctuary Cove office. E1355
    2004 Eliminator Daytona 25 Open Bow
    Meet the boat that has profoundly changed the high performance sport boat market. But it’s what you can routinely expect from Eliminator. Technology and excellence that makes a difference…years ahead of all the rest. This Open Bow (Bowrider) version is in excellent condition with plenty of room for the whole family. The helm seats are protected by F-18 fighter-jet inspired canopy's & there is a generous amount of storage also beneath the consoles. An intuitive helm position offers a wonderful driving position that's comfortable & secure... Powered by a Mercruiser 496 HO series mercruiser with 425hp, ZR Alpha leg & upgraded high performance hydraulic steering this thundering V8 has some 100hrs on it. the engine has just been removed from the boat & completely detailed & serviced with new starter motor, manifolds and a full service at a cost of around $10k. The custom dual axle trailer has just been fully sandblasted & painted in white to match the boat also. If performance matters & you want the best then this high performance catamaran is for you. With a top end speed of 70+ MPH & a comfortably cruise of 50 MPH you can get the family or friends out there fast & be the envy of all the other bow riders. Phone or Text Dean 0408 758 887
    2017 Princess V58
    LS Yachts Sanctuary Cove presents this stylish and powerful Princess. The V58 open is the first in the next generation of Princess high-performance V Class sports yachts. Boasting a new dynamic exterior styling and an impeccably finished interior, the V58 Open is a boat of unique quality and peerless craftsmanship. Powered by twin, low hour, Volvo Penta 900hp diesel engines offering superior high performance combined with a dynamic hull shape, she will cut through the sea at up to 34 knots. Large hull windows let light pour into the beautifully appointed lower accommodation. The spacious 3 cabin layout with a generous full beam master Vip Queen forward and singles to port are all serviced by exceptional Bathrooms. The electric sunroof and side windows to salon add instant air flow and the electric sun awning to cockpit protects from the Elements. The vessel as expected has a Hydraulic swim platform and tender garage. A very heavily Australian specified boat with further options including upgraded engines, thrusters, generator upgrade, air conditioning and a Williams Jet Tender. Third party equipment warranties exist on most items including engines. If you’re in the market for a new Sunseeker, Riviera Sport, Fairline or an Azimut then you must consider this vessel Contact us today for further specifications and to arrange an inspection. E1315
    2012 Princess 105 Motor Yacht
    This superb and spacious yacht was built by the famous English shipyard Princess in 2012 for her current and only owners. She offers great interior volumes, elegant lines, luxurious and modern equipment and long-range cruising capability. This 32 m vessel is one of the most advanced models currently on the market. Her sleek profile wears a contemporary edge, underlining that this beautiful unit is at the forefront of modern motor yacht design. She can accommodate 10 guests in her 5 luxury cabins layout which features a Master stateroom on the main deck, 3 Double cabins and 1 Twin on the lower deck. Her Sundeck offers a great sunbathing space, a Jacuzzi and a cozy dining area in the shade of the hard top. With her “Zero Speed” digital fins stabilizers, she ensures a comfortable, relaxing and delightful cruising experience… MAIN ENGINES: 2 X MTU 2000 16V M93 2600hp/1939 kw each ENGINES HOURS: Port = 934 (August 21st 2017) Starboard = 929 (August 21st ) 5 cabins = 1 Master (main deck) + 3 doubles + 1 twin (lower deck) Zero speed stabilizers (ABT Track Fins) Large sundeck with GRP hard top and Jacuzzi Extended swim platform ACCOMODATION: OWNER: 1 Master Suite + Bathroom with bath tub and shower on the Main Deck GUESTS: 3 VIP cabins and 1 Twin with private bathrooms on the Lower Deck All cabins have their independent AC and AV systems Never chartered and always well looked after by the same captain since her construction, this stylish Motor Yacht is presented in true immaculate condition. Contact Leigh-Smith Yachts for further specifications and pricing.


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