Minimum bid for the auction of Emerald Isle coming up on Aug 24th is $2,850,000. 10% of that is $285,000 with 15% $427,000. An experienced high quality captain for this yacht will be around $100,000 or more, maybe another $75,000 to $175,000 for the rest of the crew. Dockage at $2.00 per foot for the year is $91,000 plus electric. If you run the engines 400 hours a year fuel will be $70,000 to $80,000.
It has been claimed that $2,000,000 has been spent on the yacht in the refit, so it must look pretty nice now, and additional expense should be repairs rather than refit but I have not seen the boat for a few years. Christiansen is a high quality builder however, and this yacht has done numerous trans-Atlantic crossings. Many years ago it was pretty active in the charter business.