‘Aussie’ John Symond sells $150m superyacht
'Aussie' John Symond knocked back an offer of $100m on his Point Piper mansion a few years ago, but he has reportedly offloaded his $150m superyacht.
Symond put the 73 metre luxury motor yacht 'Hasna' up for sale a year ago with an asking price of $160m, with the intention of upgrading to something even bigger.
Now, despite COVID-19, it's sold, according to yachtie news website yachtharbour.com. But not before a $10m price drop.
Among its highlights are an eight metre infinity pool, a jacuzzi, a 10-seat cinema, a wellness centre and massage room, a lift, an inside-outside bar, sun deck lounge and even a hairdressing salon.
The man who made his fortune from mortgages as the founder of Aussie Home Loans bought the boat for more than $104m two years earlier, soon after he withdrew his Wingadal Pl waterfront trophy home from the market.
The plan had been for Symond and wife Amber to tour Europe on 'Hansa', which is one of the best private superyachts in the world.
The identity of the purchaser isn't it known, or whether it took a further discount to sell it.
At $150m, that's $50m more than the Australian house price record, which was achieved, when, unlike Symond's, did actually sell for $100m.
That was for another Point Piper waterfront, when tech billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes bought the Fairfax waterfront estate 'Fairwater'.
'Hasna' has been renamed 'Lunasea' by its new owner since the sale in recent weeks.
It has accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of up to 21.
Yachtharbour.com reported that the sale occurred via leading superyacht companies y.co and Burgess.
Y.co chairman Gary Wright said demand for well-built yachts was strong but added: "Completing a sale of this magnitude in the current climate has taken an extraordinary amount of commitment from everyone involved."
Originally published as 'Aussie' John Symond sells $150m superyacht