SG and Merle Wood & Associates have been appointed joint central agents for the sale of the world's largest 50-meter superyacht: M/Y "Arianna"

Jan 15, 2014, 07:00 ET from SG, LLC

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SG is pleased to announce that they have been appointed as joint central agents with Merle Wood & Associates for the sale of 2012 50-meter Delta, M/Y "Arianna". M/Y "Arianna" has been listed for sale at USD 45.9 Million.

"Partnering with a company that has such an established client base and such a profound knowledge of the superyacht market made good business sense for us,"  says Dovi Frances, co-founder and managing partner of SG, LLC. "However, it was even more important for us to find a company that also excels in providing a boutique customer service while allowing us to focus on effectively positioning M/Y "Arianna"'s brand. Through this new joint venture with Merle Wood & Associates, we have found our match." 

"This joint central agency is an opportunity to offer the owner of M/Y "Arianna" a highly personalized and unique service that will successfully sell his vessel without compromising the final sales price," said Merle Wood, owner of Merle Wood & Associates. "An integral part to achieving a successful sale is knowing how to clearly distinguish a single vessel from a sea of sameness in this industry. SG brings a new and targeted marketing approach that integrates innovative technology and creative branding to an otherwise traditional industry."

About M/Y "Arianna"By the time M/Y "Arianna" was delivered to her owner in June of 2012, she had represented a number of major milestones in the evolution superyacht industry. With a draft of 9'6"ft (2.9m), and a beam of 34'1"ft (10.4m), M/Y "Arianna" has more than 822 gross tonnage (ITC) and 7,500 square feet (2,286 square meters) of living space.  As a result, M/Y "Arianna" has become known as the world's largest, full-displacement, all-composite, custom 164"ft (50m) superyacht.

M/Y "Arianna" can comfortably accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms and a crew of 12. She is equipped with twin Caterpillar 3512B engines, has a maximum speed of 16 knots, carries 21,900 US gallons of fuel, and has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles.

SG, LLC is a multi-family office that provides impartial advice and tailored solutions for high net worth clients through the following divisions: Alternative Investments, Lending, Operations, Insurance, and Asset Management. SG's sector-specific expertise includes owning, pricing, financing and overseeing the management of physical and financial assets, ranging from real estate and investible assets to luxury assets such as superyachts and private aircrafts. Since SG was founded in 2010, it has facilitated over 1.2 billion USD in transactions ranging from venture capital investments through its alternative investment division, luxury assets management through its operations divisions, life and key-man insurance through its insurance division, jumbo and specialty asset financing through its lending division, and investments in fixed income portfolios through its asset management division.


Dovi Frances |
Alexandra Iovtchev |
Office | + 1.805.256.1613

Merle Wood & Associates is a select group of professional yacht brokers with over 200 years of cumulative experience representing buyers, sellers, and charterers of all sizes and types of yachts, both pre-owned and new construction.  With established solid international relationships throughout the world, and a cumulative concluded sales value exceeding TWENTY FIVE BILLION (USD 25,000,000,000), Merle Wood & Associates is recognized internationally as the premier yacht brokerage firm in the world today.


Merle Wood |
Christian Bakewell |
Office | + 1.954.525.5111