The lovely Emerald Isle, a 126-foot Christensen motor yacht, will sell at auction at the Lauderdale Marina on August 24. The tri-deck yacht is being auctioned off through J. P. King Auction Company and has a minimum reserve of $2.85 million (it was once on the market for $7 million). Built in 1993, the yacht went through a $2 million refit in 2009 that includes a new micro-command system and a major engine overhaul. It has four cabins and a sky lounge. The main salon is outfitted with European fabric, onyx tabletops, wet bar and Brazilian Honey Teak cabinetry. The 126-foot yacht has a full width master suite on the main deck with his/her ensuite marble baths with gold waterfall faucets, and LCD flat screen TV/Sat TV/DVD. A second full width master suite also has his/her ensuite marble baths, dual hanging closets, walk-in closet, and LCD flat screen TV/Sat TV/DVD. This suite is furnished with a chair, ottoman, and vanity with stool. The yacht is fully equipped with HD LCD televisions, a Sub-Zero refrigerator in the large galley, and high-tech navigation equipment. It comes with a tender, a 2009 20-foot Novurania, and a pair of 2009 jet skis for ship to shore jaunts.
"Emerald Isle was special for us because it was big enough to be roomy, yet it was small enough that we could go into areas that other boats could not go," said Bonnie Harvey, the owner of Emerald Isle. "It was like home."
The auction will take place on Tuesday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at the Lauderdale Marina at 1900 S. E. 15th Street in Ft. Lauderdale. For additional information, individuals may contact J. P. King at 800.558.5464 or visit the company's website at www.jpking.com.