The Hoek Truly Classic Lady Ann has been sold to a German owner after less than three months in the De Valk Hindeloopen marina. The client had already bought his previous yacht via De Valk, which has now placed that vessel up for sale again. He plans to explore the Dutch lakes and waterways onboard Lady Ann with Hindeloopen as his base.
Launched in 1998 by the New Zealand yard McMullen & Wing, the 17.50-metre Lady Ann had been maintained in a pristine condition by her owner and then in De Valk’s Hindeloopen marina. Having entrusted De Valk with the trade of his traditional flat-bottomed boat for this classically sleek sailing yacht, the new owner can look forward to many years of pleasure on a real Truly Classic from the boards of Andre Hoek.
“We sold Lady Ann in partnership with our colleague from Tavros Yachts,” says Henk Sijbranda and Johan Nooitgedacht, the brokers responsible for the sale. “This sort of cooperative agreement is a good way for these parties to increase the chance of a sale by accessing the global De Valk network.”
Lady Ann was brought to the Netherlands in 2009 for a new Awlgrip paint job on her hull, mast and boom. She is also equipped with new North 3DL sails (main, genoa and staysail) and new Raymarine electronics. Pushbutton sailing from the cockpit and a beautiful mahogany interior make her a classic in every sense of the word. “The fact that this yacht was so well maintained also ensured that Lady Ann retained value and quickly attracted a new owners,“ conclude Sijbranda and Nooitgedacht.
Who else would like to benefit from the extensive De Valk network? We welcome your challenge! For details, contact our Hindeloopen office, Henk Sijbranda T: +31 514 52 40 00 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.