Rebranded as Leigh-Smith Yachts, Ryan and Dean will have a luxury line-up on show at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show.
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Dean and Ryan Leigh-Smith, for so many years linked with the Gold Coast City Marina, have established a new base for their own operation, Leigh-Smith Yachts, ensconced within the Sanctuary Cove Marina Village.
“We have new and brokerage boats on-water at the marina and a spacious HQ that has a laid-back, marine-themed ambience – ideal for choosing your new boat,” says Dean, adding that the re-branding better reflects the larger yachts the duo represents.
“With direct access via the Coomera River to the Broadwater and the Seaway, our location is second to none. We are very happy here in the Marine Village and can’t wait for our first Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show as ‘locals’.”
At this year’s SCIBS, Leigh-Smith Yachts will have a $20 million showcase of covetable boats for sale, all at competitive prices.
The 121-foot Christensen superyacht Silent World II (pictured top) is just one of the stand-out vessels Dean and Ryan are confident will attract interest.
“Built in the US and launched in 1991, Silent World II is a true superyacht ideal for longrange cruising and registered for private or commercial use,” explains Dean. “She has a nearly 8-metre beam, creating huge liveable space throughout the yacht. Onboard there are four guest cabins and three crew cabins and she comes as a fully-managed vessel.”
Some of the features include a chef’s galley with stainless steel European appliances and granite benchtops throughout, and the dining area adjacent on main deck level which suits the Aussie way of entertaining. The huge space on the second deck for tenders and RIBS can be easily replaced by sun-pads, day beds, barbeque grill and dining setting for superb entertaining.
A walk-around Portuguese bridge and vast aft undercover deck is perfect for alfresco dining, corporate functions or cocktails, while the cockpit is the ideal platform for fishing, diving and fuss-free access to the watertoys.
“Then there’s a Jacuzzi on the tri-deck – fun for everybody!”
Throughout her life, Silent World II has been upgraded and exquisitely maintained. To buy new, her equivalent would run into the tens of millions, making Silent World II an excellent buy for those seeking a dream-yacht for family cruising or charter.
Also under the Leigh-Smith Yachts’ banner is the stylish Endurance 720, Blue Moon, a 2012 model that is purpose-built for coastal cruising and well below market value at $3.45 million. “To buy new, you would be looking at around $5 million,” says Dean. “And it would take 18 months lead time to build. In this case, you can cruise off on Blue Moon today, no postponing your trip of a life-time.”
The new Alaska 47 will be another highlight, fitted with the Freedom Lift – the ultimate tender lift solution – built in carbon fibre and really something to admire.
“Ryan and I and the team at Leigh-Smith Yachts are looking forward to christening our new premises at SCIBS and welcome all interested parties to get in touch prior to arrange inspections of any of our beautiful boats. Our revamped website has the full range.”