United Yacht Sales is pleased to announce the sale of EPIPHANY, a 50' F&S custom sportfishing yacht that was listed by professional broker Greg Graham. This was another in-house deal for United Yacht Sales as the buyer were introduced by UYS broker John Blumenthal. With over 200 yacht brokers worldwide, our team utilizes proprietary technology to connect with one another quickly about listings, boats not on the market, and to find buyers across the world.
"EPIHPANY was by far the most impressive boat I've ever run," said Greg. "I've become great friends with the previous owner and this was the 10th boat that I've represented him on the last 13 years. We fish, we go out on the airboat, our kids play together, it's become a great friendship and he knows that myself and United are going to do the very best job for him."
"My clients were very impressed by this 50-foot F&S Yacht and trusted Greg's representation of the vessel along with my opinion after viewing it," said John. "The buyers purchased the boat sight unseen and are shipping it to Australia. It will be the first F&S in Australia and will spend its time fishing for striped marlin in Bermagui, a seaside town on the south coast below Sydney. I also expect to see pictures of them fishing at the Great Barrier Reef.
John specializes in finding U.S.-based yachts for his "down under" clients and estimates 75% of his business is done through these connections without the client ever coming to inspect or see their purchase. "With many referrals coming from previous clients, it has been easy to form a 'trust factor' very quickly and with today’s technology in communications, one can easily do live walkthroughs and send photos and videos with in minutes of taking them," continued John. "My clients love the fact that I am an 'all service yacht broker', that handles everything for them on the ground here. From finding the vessel, negotiating the deal, surveying, overseeing work on the vessel, organizing, and the shipping, they completely trust me with my after-sales service."
EPIPHANY had an asking price of $1,299,000 at the time of sale and was located at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Florida. United has been having an epic 2021 year posting a 104% increase in sales in the first quarter. Greg Graham also closed on another sportfishing boat earlier this month - OWLS NEST, a 72' custom Merritt.
Special thanks to Stephen Momot of 360FishingNation for the stunning professional pictures and video.
"Epiphany" was built to incorporate all the modern day features that knowledgeable owners require in their tournament, custom boat. With the legendary F&S ride, all in a manageable 50-foot platform, this is an incredible vessel for sailfish and other pelagics. The current owner installed game changing dual 5HD Seakeeper gyro-stabilizers offering a relaxing fishing experience for your family and friends. Everyone who fishes "Epiphany" is blown away by the ride, quietness, and virtually smoke-free cockpit the Volvo Pods offer. This F&S rides more like a center-console with its quick cruise at 30 knots burning 65gph, and its unparalleled ability to maneuver while docking or chasing down big fish. In addition, "Epiphany" offers modern day conveniences such as air-conditioned mezzanine seating and heat for those cooler mornings. Designed as a two stateroom, two head layout, the huge master cabin is rarely seen on a boat of this size, with a separate makeup/computer table for easy traveling, and a two bunk secondary stateroom for kids, friends, or crew.
Part of United's marketing efforts include social media promotion. This short clip below of EPIPHANY showing off her maneuverability was seen by over 20,000 targeted boating enthusiasts and received over 2,500 "Likes" on Facebook alone.
F&S is known for their amazing cabinetry work, and this model does not disappoint. The interior is truly a work of art, and has all the comforts to make day fishing and traveling effortless. "Epiphany" has modern technologies such as the latest Fusion and JL Audio sound system, night vision, and SAT TV for modern entertainment preferences. In addition with its FCI water maker and Eskimo ice maker you can be self-sufficient for days whether fishing, traveling, or just anchoring out.
The flybridge was designed to maximize visibility while offering a state-of-the-art Operator's station with companion and forward guest seating. The bridge is topped with a full tuna tower custom designed and fabricated by Palm Beach Towers, offering a vast open line of sight for your fishing experience. A tournament style cockpit includes a full mezzanine with under-deck refrigeration, teak deck, teak covering/coaming boards, teak transom, transom kill box/baitwell, tackle storage, Release Marine rocket launcher, tuna door, and a remote Volvo control/joystick station for small crew handling.
The engine room is bright, clean, and well organized. The twin Volvo's provide a fuel-efficient cruise of 30 knots with a top speed of 36-37 knots, and very little maintenance.
The Volvo skyhook makes docking and waiting for bridges extremely simple for whoever is behind the wheel, and with the low decibel sound the IPS offers, having a conversation underway is a non-yelling experience.
This boat is 100% turnkey and shows impeccably! You only get so many days on the water, see why "Epiphany's" conveniences and technologies makes those days as enjoyable and memorable for your family and friends as any Sportfish can offer.
United Yacht Sales has the world's largest network of boat buyers and sellers in the industry, thanks to our team of over 200 yacht brokers in 104 different locations. Whether buying a yacht or selling one, we have the right expert on staff to assist you in navigating the brokerage market for your type of yacht. If you're looking at selling a boat, there is no quicker way to get activity than listing it with United. Our entire team is immediately notified every time a listing agreement is made with United Yacht Sales and many boats are sold before they ever even make it online. Our support team is among the best in the industry at marketing your yacht. 100% of our marketing budget goes towards advertising our clients' listings, a claim not many other firms can make. To get started listing your yacht, fill out our online form What's My Yacht Worth?