3 ‘Classic’ Motor Yachts For Sale for $1 Million or less

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In a market saturated with modern, sleek motor yachts, there’s a unique allure in acquiring a vessel from the 1980s and 1990s—a golden era that exudes charm and sophistication. These vintage gems offer a nostalgic appeal and present compelling advantages for prospective owners. Investing in a classic motor yacht allows enthusiasts to relish in renowned shipbuilders’ craftsmanship and design heritage, often at a more accessible price point. In addition, these motor yachts offer a proven track record of reliability and seaworthiness thanks to their robust construction and sturdy engineering. With their enduring beauty and timeless functionality, these classic motor yachts promise an exquisite journey no matter the destination. Here we share three vintage motor yachts currently for sale for less than $1 million.

Mon Sheri | Broward Marine | 32.92m | 1990 |  $875,000

The perfect luxury motor yacht for discerning owners who appreciated the timeless design, Mon Sheri was delivered to her original owners in 1990. Constructed by American builder Broward Marine, this 32.92-metre yacht features a classic exterior design by Broward Marine and an interior design by Yacht Interiors by Shelley. Her large aft deck is ideal for entertaining and socializing and flows seamlessly into the open main salon and formal dining area. Her extensive flybridge features a bar, sun pads, and a jacuzzi, with space to house a tender and two jet skis if needed. Mon Sheri can comfortably accommodate up to nine guests across four well-appointed staterooms, including two king-sized staterooms, one queen, and one twin with a Pullman berth. Able to host a crew of up to five, she offers a solid crew-to-guest ratio.

Undergoing a refit in 2018, she is ready for new owners looking to enjoy life out on the open waters in style.

Island Seeker | Azimut Yachts | 30.48m | 1996 | $899,500

This sleek yacht’s name is Island Seeker (ex. Maratani VIII). Built by Azimut and delivered to her original owners in 1996, this classic motor yacht epitomizes the joy of island hopping in the Mediterranean or Caribbean. Measuring 30.48 meters long, Island Seeker boasts an elegant exterior design by Stefano Righini and a timeless interior by Ikd Designs and Francois Zuretti. Ideal for extended weekends on the water with loved ones, her spacious flybridge features a jacuzzi, outdoor seating, sun pads, and a tender storage area. The main deck offers a formal salon, dining area, and alfresco dining space. Accommodating up to eight guests in four staterooms, including a full-beam master suite, VIP stateroom, and twin staterooms, Island Seeker also provides comfortable quarters for a crew of four.

With a top speed of 18 knots, this exceptional vessel, one of the 38 100 Jumbo models built by Azimut, underwent a refit in 2010. Now she eagerly awaits new owners to infuse their personal style into her interior.

Tortuga | Knight & Carver | 30.78m | 1983 | $749,999

Meticulously constructed by Knight & Carver and delivered in 1983, the motor yacht Tortuga has gracefully endured the test of time. Measuring 30.78 meters in length, she features a classic exterior design by Knight & Carver. Seamlessly blending elegance and practicality, her expansive uncovered top deck area is ideal for sunbathing, yoga, and socializing. Able to welcome up to 40 guests at a time with multiple seating configurations possible, her top deck also includes a built–in the full-service galley and sushi bar seating, making her perfect for owners who love hosting. With accommodation for up to ten guests across five staterooms, including a full-beam master suite with a private deck that can double as a dance floor,  Tortuga offers ample space for entertaining and relaxing.