Northrop & Johnson Selected as Sales Broker for ARES YACHTS’ 62m SIMENA Sailing Superyacht

ARES YACHTS has announced a partnership with the renowned brokerage house Northrop & Johnson for the global sales of their flagship vessel, the 62-meter sailing superyacht SIMENA. Set for delivery in March 2025, this partnership underscores the shipyard’s confidence in their new vessel and its appeal in the global market.

Currently in the outfitting stage at the ARES shipyard in Antalya, SIMENA marries classic design with modern features. The yacht sports a ketch rig, combining traditional sailing elements with advanced materials like steel-carbon composite for its structure.

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Kerim Kalafatoğlu and Patrick Coote. Courtesy ARES YACHTS

“We are happy to have such a celebrated company by our side,” said ARES YACHTS Chairman Kerim Kalafatoğlu. “We are confident in Northrop & Johnson’s ability to introduce our wonderful flagship to the market and promote her in the best possible way.

Patrick Coote, Europe Managing Director of Northrop & Johnson, commented on the partnership: “Northrop & Johnson is delighted to be appointed by ARES for the sale of the stunning 62m ketch, SIMENA, due to delivery March 2025. ARES is firmly established as one of the leading shipyards in Turkey with an unparalleled track record of over 230 vessels and has unique experience and expertise across the commercial, military and superyacht sectors as well as solid financial strength. SIMENA represents a unique opportunity in the market to purchase an extremely high-quality yacht at a highly competitive price.

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SIMENA is designed to provide comfort and style for up to 12 guests and nine crew members. Its interiors, designed by Design Unlimited, feature a contemporary style integrated seamlessly with traditional maritime aesthetics. The vessel’s propulsion comes from a hybrid system allowing quiet operation under electric power, complemented by a powerful diesel engine for longer distances or higher speeds.

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The yacht’s design ensures all modern amenities are integrated discreetly to preserve the classic look and feel of the interiors, maintaining clean lines and an uncluttered aesthetic. High-quality materials such as walnut, textured leathers, and fabrics, along with detailed metal work and exquisite marble in the bathrooms, contribute to the luxurious onboard experience.

As SIMENA progresses toward completion, both ARES YACHTS and Northrop & Johnson are preparing to present this exceptional vessel to prospective owners, promising a perfect blend of traditional sailing craftsmanship and contemporary sophistication.

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