VAAO was built in 2012 by Italian shipyard Benetti and is a beautiful example of the Benetti Classic 121’ semi-displacement model, which is an extremely popular model with prospective owners and charter guests. Her exterior design is by Stefano Righini and her interior design is the work of Francois Zuretti. The yacht’s stylish interior centres around oak paneling with leather detailing, creating an elegantly modern feel. Able to comfortably accommodate 10 guests in five ensuite cabins, she features an extremely spacious master suite, two doubles including a VIP, and two twins. She is currently in the process of completing her 5 year class survey.
VAAO’s guest areas stretch across the yacht’s three decks, with generous spaces both inside and out and an easy flow that makes her ideal for indoor-outdoor living. On the main deck the main salon features a formal dining area and separate lounging space with this layout ensuring each compartment in the saloon has its own distinct identity. Other features include a bar and entertainment centre while full length windows ensure this main space is filled with light, creating a large and appealing lounge for guests to enjoy
The full beam upper salon, which is a less formal interior space that is geared towards relaxation, leads out to the extremely large upper deck which has features including an al fresco dining set up and further seating. Yet another large outdoors space VAAO’s large sundeck is the perfect spot to enjoy life at sea, with a bar, BBQ, dining table and loungers for sunbathing. Built to ABS class and MCA compliant, VAAO is currently in the process of completing her 5 year class survey. Sheis powered by twin 1,448hp MTU 12V 2000 M72 diesel engines and reaches a maximum speed of 15knots, cruising smoothly at 14 knots with a 3400nm range at 11 knots.
Born and raised by the water in South Florida, Frank has been immersed in the yachting industry from a very young age, with his father and namesake a member of IYC for over 30 years. He joined IYC as an intern at the age of 18 and has built a successful career with the company ever since; in 2016 he was awarded the title of IYC’s Top Broker. Frank attributes his success to his fresh approach to brokerage. He believes that superyachts are the ultimate luxury, and that owners have to love what they are buying. As such, he ensures owners and yachts are well matched and he believes that the key to a successful sale is to really listen to the client’s need. Frank is fluent in Spanish, which has proven advantageous for IYC’s clients in the affluent markets of Latin and South America. He has a strong work ethic and brings both experience and enthusiasm to every client’s enquiry.