Classic Heesen Yachts Lionshare and Daloli Sold by IYC: Timeless Appeal, Enduring Value

Superyachts built by Heesen are known for their time timeless elegance and exceptional craftsmanship and this has been showcased with the sale of two classics – Lionshare and Daloli – within a month. The sales were both facilitated by renowned brokerage firm, International Yacht Collection (IYC), with their new owners appreciating their enduring beauty and proven performance on the charter market.

Lionshare: A legacy of design excellence
Delivered in 1987, the 40-meter Lionshare exemplifies Heesen’s legendary craftsmanship. Designed by Mulder Design, her naval architecture, and exterior exude sophistication and grace. The original Art Line interior was designed to create a luxurious guest retreat. Over the years, the yacht has undergone several refits, with a notable transformation in 2004 under the ownership of Stuart Roffman. Renowned designer Clifford Denn masterfully enhanced the layout, opening the main deck and creating a seamless flow between interior and exterior spaces. Lionshare’s enduring popularity in the charter market is a testament to these improvements.

Daloli: power and elegance redefined
Originally launched in 1998, Daloli is a 44-meter all-aluminium motor yacht that embodies strength and beauty. The Diaship Design Team penned her streamlined exterior, complemented by an Art Line interior. Daloli has undergone multiple refits, with the most recent one in 2023 ensuring she remains at the forefront of yacht design. Inspired by the yacht’s powerful aesthetic, the new owner has renamed her Prometheus after the Greek Titan who gifted fire to humanity.

IYC: A Trusted Partner in Luxury Yacht Transactions
The successful sales of Lionshare and Daloli are a testament to IYC’s expertise in the yacht brokerage market. Mark Elliott represented the seller for Lionshare, while Sercan Nersesoglu of Redna Yachts introduced the buyer. For Daloli, Michel Chryssicopoulos, IYC’s global managing partner, represented the seller, and Savvas Kontrafouris from Emperio Yachting acted as the buyer’s broker. Their commitment to a deep understanding of the yachting market were instrumental in these successful transactions.

Commenting on the sales, Michel Chryssicopoulos stated: “By facilitating the sales of two classic Heesen yachts this month, IYC underscores the timeless quality and resale value of Heesen vessels. These transactions highlight these iconic yachts’ enduring appeal and investment potential. Heesen continues to captivate discerning yacht enthusiasts, offering a perfect blend of craftsmanship, performance, and timeless style.”

Commenting on the sale of Lionshare Mark Elliott said: “ This is the second time I have had the pleasure of selling Lionshare. I sold it from a good client to a new client and then again for him.  The yacht has proven to be a great charter platform with the ability to easily cross the Atlantic on her own bottom, enabled the yacht to capture the Caribbean and Mediterranean charter seasons at minimal cost. Lionshare has timeless lines and a great interior layout along with superior engineering”  I hope I get to sell her a third time !”

Lionshare and Prometheus, poised for new adventures, leave a legacy of design excellence on the ever-changing seas.

Words by Sara Gioanola





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