Sometimes selling a yacht can be tricky. The bigger, more complex yachts require much more effort to find the right buyer for the situation. At United, our professional yacht brokerage team works tirelessly to sell your boat or yacht no matter how difficult the situation. That's why there may not have been a better broker to list and sell "GLOBAL", a 220' Shadow Marine Expedition Mothership, than United broker Christopher Cooke. Chris runs his own yacht management company and has a vast technical knowledge of large yachts. As a Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) with a 100-gross ton Captain's license, Chris has a reputation of being the "go-to" resource for many other brokers in the industry.
Today, we want to congratulate Christopher, as well as the team at Camper & Nicholsons of Asia, on the sale of Global. Originally built by Bender Shipbuilding and designed by Lay, Pitman, & Associates in 1982, Global is one of the largest boats ever to be built in the United States and the largest yacht sold so far in 2020. GLOBAL was recently listed on the yacht charter market going for $120,000 per week in the Caribbean.
"We are really excited for the new owners of Global," said Christopher Cooke after the delivery was completed. "This is a true sport utility vessel capable of very long distance voyages on any ocean and we simply had to find the right buyers that were willing to take on the complexities, and rewards, of owning a yacht like this."
GLOBAL consists of 5 decks, each carefully laid out for practicality, utility, and most of all, comfort. There are four upper levels dedicated to lounging and entertaining, while guests on board can choose from 6 luxurious staterooms with private balconies. Other key features include a swimming pool, helipad. davit, and a high-capacity crane for large tenders.
In true superyacht fashion, GLOBAL also consists of many of the amenities you would expect on a 67-meter luxury yacht. Some of these features include a fully-equipped exercise facility, a movie theater with the latest in automated audio/visual technology, an additional theatre on the lower deck consisting of a 65" television, and a wonderful dining area that allows you to watch the helicopter take off. The combination of versatility, utility, and modern luxuries are truly unique aboard this expedition vessel.
The main deck on GLOBAL is the center of activity on this superyacht. It features a large swim platform, large aft deck area, galley, crew mess quarters, a game room, theater/library, gym, and a sauna. The hangar is not just a place to keep the helicopter, but actually a climate-controlled (20-ton AC system) 48 ft. x 35 ft. x 19 ft. safe-haven for all of the toys on board that have become essential for entertaining guests. The game room is particularly popular as it includes an eight-seat poker table.
GLOBAL's Heli-deck measures 50 ft. x 34 ft. and is much more than a landing pad. It includes an industrial grade fire suppression system, tie-downs and folding safety railings. All evidence of GLOBAL's versatility, the space doubles as a banquette area for large parties when not occupied by a helicopter.
The salon on GLOBAL is truly an image of sophistication and distinction. Large windows line the sides allowing for incredible views while relaxing in one of many couches of loveseats. A formal dining table seats 12 guests in front of a large flatscreen television.
All six luxurious staterooms on GLOBAL's Guest Deck feature a full head and a private balcony. Five of the staterooms have queen-sized berths with the sixth a perfect layout for children thanks to a bunk bed. Setting the graceful ambiance that helps define the GLOBAL Class, Guest Deck furniture, casework, overhead soffits and accent wall panels are "Obeche Veneer" from a Chinese Poplar known as "Koffee Fineline." "Indian Ebony" is used in the elevator, the stairway entry to the Sky Lounge from the guest deck and the Sky Lounge powder room. All solid wood components are Mahogany.
Congratulations again to all that were involved in the sale and purchase of GLOBAL. With more than 600 transactions every year, United Yacht Sales has the largest network of buyers and sellers worldwide than any other brokerage firm in the industry. Our first priority is to make sure that you are well informed on all of your choices so that you can make the best decision for you. We welcome you to contact our main headquarters in Stuart, Florida at (772) 463-3131 or you can even find out what your current yacht is worth through our online form.
And finally, if you don't believe us on how hard Christopher worked to get GLOBAL sold, here's a picture of him soaking wet after hauling her out of the water on one of many trips to the Dominican Republic!