All That Glitters is No Longer Gold


O’Khalila, the gold coloured 48 metre Palmer Johnson was sold earlier this year after a protracted time on the market and during which time was the subject of two major price reductions.

Now after a massive refit during which one of her three engines was removed she is about to come on the market again. Acting for the serial yacht owner John Staluppi, Peter Thompson of Worth Avenue Yachts, handled the purchase through IYC who had the yacht listed.

With Mr Staluppis love of James Bond movie titles she could easily have become Goldeneye or even Goldfinger but instead, because he was going to have to wait until early 2017 to get his hands on his 68 metre Skyfall currently under construction with Sunrise Yachts in Antalya, she became Skyfall 2

Launched in Sturgeon Bay WI in 2007, the yacht, is one of the Palmer Johnson PJ 150 Sports Yacht Series and accommodates up to 12 guests with 7 crew. That could have seen Mr Staluppi stick with her as his 19th superyacht but then the 57.9 metre superyacht Mi Sueno became number 20 and was named Skyfall

Launched in 2010 the shallow draughted Trinity has a top speed of 21 knots and a maximum economical range of 4600 NM, She can accommodate up to 12 guests in accommodation designed by Patrick Knowles. She features seven staterooms, including one room with handicap access, a touch-and-go helicopter capability, tender garage and passenger elevator.

So Skyfall 2 by that time undergoing a refit that resembles a rebuild was being painted grey inside the sheds of Sunrise Yachts has become surplus to requirements and will shortly be put up for sale.