No news from Sunseeker as to when or if Eddie Jordan is going to buy another new yacht but Camper & Nicholsons have confirmed they have sold his last one.
The Monaco office of the brokerage firm has announced the in-house sale of the 47 metre Blush, with Alex Lees-Buckley representing both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. The yacht built in 2014 had been advertised for sale with an asking price of £19.5 million since it was listed last year.
Jordan is a long term admirer of the British Sunseeker brand having owned 7 before this one.
So will this be the last Sunseeker to be owned by the former Formula 1 Racing Car Team Owner?
We do not know, nor do we know if he has sold this one to Chris Evans the BBC Radio 2 presenter who bought his last one but we do know that as the BBC’s highest paid employee he can afford it.
Jordan is a fan of lightweight well built boats that are strong and able to take the brunt of incredible stresses and strains.
He has an unusually business like attitude to owning boats. He told us, “Owners of boats need to make them available to the market when people want to charter not just on those occasions when she is not required for owner use. I am busy with my Formula 1 work during what are the busiest times of the year for a charter yacht so I get to make a lot of money from the boat when I am not using it. It works well for me and allows me to enjoy my boat all the more for it.”
He is no stranger to the Sunseeker brand and this is his 8th boat to bear the makers logo. His first yacht was a Mohawk, which he bought as a ski boat. That early 9 metre was sold to make way for a series of boats from the same builder that began with a 12 metre and progressed to todays 155 though stages that included 40, 64, 80, 105. He was the first to buy into the Sunseeker 37 considered by the company to have been their first ever, real superyacht.
That 37 metre yacht saw the end of the dynasty of boats owned by Jordan to be called The Snapper. When he sold it, Chris Evans insisted on keeping both the name and Eddie’s long term Captain.
Forced to find a new Captain and an alternative name, he chose Blush a name that links in rather nicely with Lush the 27 metre Oyster 886 sailing yacht he also owns and recently sailed around the world in over a 15 month period.
Camper & Nicholsons continues to represent Blush through its Charter Marketing and Yacht Management divisions, due to the highly successful role they have played in making her one of the most popular charter yachts of her type.