30 November 2021

Are you following the rise of Cryptocurrency markets?
We have interesting news for you: the first yacht listed and advertised in cryptocurrency has been sold.

ARBEMA, ex AZTECA, a 72-meter superyacht on the market just for three months, has been sold; her price, at the time of the sale, was listed at €65,000,000.

ARBEMA was built in 2010 by Ancona-based shipyard CRN and underwent a refit in 2020, during which her main engines were rebuilt, among other works. She recently completed her 10-year class survey and was previously only privately used.

Nuvolari Lenard designed her exterior and interiors, choosing neutral colours and creating incredible living spaces as her generous main saloon with a grand piano and ample lounge space. A separate formal dining area for her guests as well as a cinema and hair salon are some of her other standout areas onboard.

ARBEMA can host up to 16 guests who can enjoy the sun all day long from the yacht’s impressive 330 square-meter sundeck, home to multiple sofas, a shaded bar, a Jacuzzi and a gym with state-of-the-art equipment!

Her beach club is 100 square metres and as well-equipped as the rest of the yacht, with plenty of water toys and lounges for both adrenaline-filled and chilled time onboard.
ARBEMA is one of 103 motor yachts in the 70-80m size range, and, compared to similarly sized motor yachts, her cruising speed is 0.06 knots above the average, and her volume 293.46 GT above the average.

She is currently sailing under the Marshall Islands flag, the 5th most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 360 yachts registered. She is known to be an active superyacht and has most recently been spotted cruising near Gibraltar.

ARBEMA will be cruising in the British Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands, The Bahamas, Windward Islands during the Winter months to then relocate in the Mediterranean area, specifically in Corsica, French Riviera & Monaco, Provence Coast & Marseille for the Summer months.

This sale certainly marked a milestone in the yachting industry, currently evolving towards cryptocurrencies.

Will superyachts, in the next future, be available for charter through crypto? We might have to keep an eye out to have the answer.


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