Bluestone 1 - Nomad 101

$14,500,000 AUD

  • Year2023

  • Length30.9m

  • Beam7.4

  • Draft1.43

  • Cabins8

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Bluestone 1 - Nomad 101| $14,500,000 AUD



In AMSA Charter for 50 passengers on Sydney Harbour. For sale as a going concern with all future bookings included in the sale.

There have always been explorer yachts - sturdy ocean-going vessels taking owners to isolated getaways around the globe. But, over the past decade, this niche segment has seen a surge in interest. There have been advances in design and technology, and we're now benefitting from those advances with Gulf Craft's impressive new Nomad 101.
Unveiled at the Dubai International Boat Show in March, the Nomad 101 - or N101 - becomes the flagship of the UAE builder's Nomad range, and while it doesn't profess to be a dedicated expedition concept, it does harness a number of the genre's traits. It possesses true long-range cruising credentials and enviable seakeeping abilities combined with luxury finishes and spacious accommodation. Its five beautifully finished ensuite cabins, including a panoramic owner's suite on the main deck, can host 10 guests.

Sustainability and efficiency are also key elements of the N101's DNA, from recycled plastic water bottles used in composite materials in the table and benchtops to new
Humphree electric stabilisers. Clean, distinctive lines and a commanding presence guaranteed the N101 M/Y Bluestone centre stage at the Sydney International Boat Show. Bluestone charters on Sydney Harbour with the Whitsundays and other destinations easily within the yacht's range,
which tallies at 1,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, or 3,100 nautical miles at 8 knots.
The semi-displacement hull is by British naval architect Andrew Wolstenholme. He says the Nomad 101 will inherently impart a
sense of confidence when the weather turns. "The fine forward sections give the hull a comfortable ride in head seas, " he explains, "and this, combined with the modified round
bilge form, gives excellent all-round seakeeping characteristics. At lower hull speeds, the semidisplacement
form is superior to a planing hull in seakeeping and performance, " he continues, "but the addition of a spray chine defines the lifting surface and gives my hulls a performance close to that of a planing hull at higher hull speeds without the hard ride. " On the delivery voyage, 40-knot winds and 3-metre swells highlighted the Nomad's exemplary sea manners, while more moderate conditions allowed a top speed of 22.5 knots.

As soon you step on board, you're aware of the quality artisanship infused in the large spaces and fine detail. At the Dubai show, the boat's expansive beach club sported teak
furniture done in-house, with a Pirelli jet tender stored transversely in a garage that can alternatively house two three-seater jetskis and a Williams 325 turbo jet tender.

Two wide-tread teak stairs lead up to the main deck cockpit, with solid-locking safety gates at the top of the stairs and conveniently
located capstan winches for stern-to berthing - there's a wing station aft to starboard, too. Despite the Nomad's size and volume, it's extremely manoeuvrable in tight spaces and spins on a dime. That volume translates into a large saloon of understated elegance, defined by natural tones. Crafted cabinetry with a marble countertop stretches along the starboard side, and features such as the dining table with a worked-inlay stone top can be made bespoke by the shipyard in your choice of materials.

Gulf Craft's commitment to sourcing eco-materials has created a combination of tactile delights on the N101. The cream lounge fabric is Piñatex, a natural textile derived from
pineapple-leaf fibre. A wood-veneer feature wall between the saloon and galley also acts as a sound-dampening feature, one of the reasons the N101 is so quiet underway, though
the uninterrupted views through the large windows leave no doubt where you are. A sliding door with bamboo veneer separates the saloon from the galley, which features Siemens appliances and composite quartz benchtops, and is versatile enough to cater for fresh sushi, a lamb rotisserie or fresh focaccia.

A separate pantograph door grants access for the crew to the wide and secure side decks. Another sliding door to starboard allows the saloon to become a private dining/entertaining
space. The day head is finished in marble accents with contrasting matt black tapware.
Two wide-tread teak stairs lead up to the main deck cockpit, with solid-locking safety gates at the top of the stairs and conveniently located capstan winches for stern-to berthing -
there's a wing station aft to starboard, too.

Despite the Nomad's size and volume, it's extremely manoeuvrable in tight spaces and A private corridor leads to the luxurious
28-square-metre owner's suite, which on this yacht featured the Serene interior trim
developed by Phantom Studio from the Netherlands, with an emphasis on natural tones and textures. The veneer wall panelling is made from flax or hemp fabrics while the
refined, relaxed ambience is complemented by bio-vegan leather and a headboard wrapped in rattan produced with cotton-seed extracts.

A composite stone using recycled plastic bottles and quartz was chosen for the hard surfaces, while underfoot, the deep wool carpet
helps keep the space quiet. There's ample hanging storage in two full-length wardrobes, and a desk and chaise longue to sit back and
take in the cruise. Curved cabinetry houses a 55-inch television, but even better are the views straight out over the bow to the horizon.

A private foredeck through a door to starboard enhances the sublime experience. The spacious ensuite is finished in marble with matt-black
appointments and the teak shower grating is a nice touch, as is the large seat.

An internal stair leads up to the bridge deck and skylounge, another generous space with seamless access to a 35-square-metre aft upper
deck, perfect for hosting a stylish alfresco soiree. There are plans to put a bar here, which would complement the space well with a
choice of moveable furniture options and an extended awning for shade. Forward is a day head, and a bridge that
her current captain thoroughly approves of, describing it as a proper wheelhouse - indeed, Gulf Craft
requested input for the bridge design from the local dealers and other experienced captains. A pulldown bench seat behind the state-of-the-art helm offers guests a view through the raked windows, and there's a Portuguese bridge area outside for an even better view.

Function displays are split in two, with navigation and operations screens on one side and engineering plus chain counters on the other. A comprehensive CCTV system allows for monitoring of the engine room and other critical operational spaces. The twin MTU 12V 2000 M96Ls each get a dedicated data screen, and there's a captain's office up here too. Stairs lead up to the flybridge, where there's another helm forward to starboard with two Garmin 17-inch screens, throttles and thrusters.
Beneath a GRP hardtop, a large U-shaped lounge accommodates eight in comfort around a teak table, with a bar, electric grill and fridges on hand for extended lunches or reclining under the stars. There's substantial room aft for at least three sunlounges.

Quiet opulence is the immediate impression as you descend from the saloon to the lower deck, where four staterooms beckon with the promise of a peaceful night's sleep. The VIP in the bow boasts a walkaround queen bed, a walk-in wardrobe and abundant shelves, drawers and storage space. The ensuite opens from the robe area and features marble-look tiles and tops with premium appointments.
Two of the three guest cabins are located to port, while the one to starboard can be configured with either generous singles or a large queen. All feature the same high-quality soft furnishings, each with its own ensuite comprising a separate shower and head. There's also a laundry here with a washer, dryer, sink and plenty of bench spaces - a good practical move. The crew quarters offer accommodation for six with a galley and mess, and a separate captain's cabin with ensuite. There are also extra fridges down here to supplement those in the main deck galley.

The meticulous engine room houses the shaft-drive MTUs, with full access to each unit. Two 45 kW Caterpillar gensets are located on the rear bulkhead. The watermakers can produce 8,000 litres a day, while against the bulkhead is the best laid-out and labelled fuel and bilge pump system I've ever seen.

Bluestone will join Ghost II and Oneworld from Gulf Craft's Majesty line in offering luxury charters based out of Sydney Harbour. Safety features such as collision bulkheads, damage stability, structural fire protection and fire-detection systems - necessary to meet strict charter requirements - are standard features.

Owners are increasingly choosing to configure their superyachts for charter. "The advantage of owning a superyacht in commercial survey is the option to offset running costs by operating as a business when the vessel isn't being used privately, " Cutbush says.
"Having an asset that generates income - offsetting depreciation costs and tax expenses, offering a variety of ownership structures, and claiming back the GST on importing a superyacht that is set up as a charter business - are all beneficial factors to consider when adopting this business model, " he adds.
Business case aside, the Nomad 101 offers an attractive blend of comfort and functionality in a pocket superyacht that boasts longer range and the seakeeping abilities to take on all sorts of weather. It's a powerful incentive to indulge in some serious blue roaming. - Ocean Magazine's Scott Alle

Builder Gulf Craft Inc
Model Nomad 101
Country of build United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Naval architect Wolstenholme Yacht Design Limited
Interior/exterior designer Gulf Craft & Phantom Studio
Year of build 2023

Every care is taken when compiling this information however, we take no responsibility as to its accuracy. Prospective Purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of this information by their own inspection, or engage a Marine Surveyor. While responsible care has been taken to provide this information, Flagship International Yacht Brokers Pty Ltd accepts no responsibility or liability if anyone relies upon it or for any loss, damage or claim suffered by any person.


  • Make / Model: Nomad 101
  • Year: 2023
  • Length: 30.9m
  • Beam: 7.4
  • Draft: 1.43
  • Displacement: 140 + 188 GT
  • Water: 2801
  • Fuel: 14,327 litres
  • Designer: Naval architect Wolstenholme Yacht Design Limited, Interior/exterior designer Gulf Craft
  • Builder: Gulf Craft
  • Hull Material: Fibreglass/GRP
  • Decks Material: Teak
  • Engine: Engines Twin MTU V12-2000 M96Ls + Gearbox ZF 3050A 2.52.1A
  • Engine Make: MTU
  • HorsePower: Output 1,920 hp (1,432 kW)
  • Fuel Type: DIESEL
  • Engine Hours: 250
  • Second Engine Hours: 250
  • Fuel Consumption: 1,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, or 3,100 nautical miles at 8 knots.
  • Max Speed: 22.5 knots
  • Cruise Speed: 12 knots
  • Propulsion: Shaft Drive, Drive train Fixed propellers with shaft - ZF 3050A 2.52.1A Gearboxes
  • Thrusters: Speiner 520 kg nominal thrust BOW AND STERN thrusters - Hydralic
  • Genset: Generators (main) 1 x Caterpillar 45 kW + Stabilisation systems Humphree electric fin
  • Covers: Exterior furniture covers
  • Accomodation: NOMAD 101 has five guest cabins including the owner's cabin, two crew cabins with a captain's cabin in the aft Guest cabins and captain's cabin have en-suite bathrooms. Crew cabins have a shared bathroom Day head is provided on the upper deck and main deck
  • Cabins: 5 staterooms to accommodate 10 guests overnight + 3 crew cabins to house 6 crew
  • Berths: 10
  • Shower: 5 + Swim platform + 2 crew
  • Toilet: 5 + 2 day heads plus 2 crew
  • Entertainment: Flybridge: Four ceiling speakers Amplifier Subwoofer Sky Lounge: 50" LED TV Four ceiling speakers Satellite receiver Media Hub Main Saloon: 55" LED TV Four ceiling speakers Satellite receiver Media Hub Owner's Cabin: 55" LED TV with pop up TV Lift Four ceiling speakers Satellite receiver Media Hub Wheelhouse Two ceiling speakers Marine stereo system Main Deck Forward: Two on-wall speakers Main Deck Cockpit Two ceiling speakers Upper Deck Cockpit: Two ceiling speakers Networking and Sound Equipment Gateway Router Networking switches Indoor/outdoor wireless access points Network Storage center with two 2TB hard drives Music stream controls Apple iPad - 1 pc
  • AirConditioning: Air conditioning chiller units with the total cooling capacity around 306,900 BTU/hr Fresh air syste
  • Galley: Countertop with twin bowl sink and mixer tap Overhead cabinets Under counter cabinets One fridge-freezer combination Oven Four burner induction hob Cooker Hood Ice Maker Microwave Oven Pleated blinds Vinyl tiles floor
  • Water Maker: 320 liters per hour
  • Hot Water System: 2 x 120 liter water heaters
  • Ground Tackle: Anchoring systems 137 kg anchors
  • Safety Gear: Four Life rafts, two with 10 persons capacity and the other two with 8 persons capacity Inflatable life jackets with light and whistle (18 adults) Inflatable life jackets (02 child) Immersion suits (18 adult + 2 child) Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) One search and rescue transponders Set of line throwing appliances Six rocket parachute flares Two lifebuoys with line Two lifebuoys with light and smoke Two first aid kits
  • Fire Protection: FM-200 fixed fire extinguishing system Main fire pump interconnected to the Bilge pump Emergency die
  • Electrics: Line voltage: 230V-400V AC, 3~phase, 50Hz DC voltage: 24V Twin 45 kW generators with load distribution Dockside cable master system Main switch board (400V, 3~phase, 50 Hz) Galvanic Isolator Four 16A smart battery chargers for charging engine and generator batteries One 100A battery charger for charging machinery batteries Provision for an increased 200A capacity charger for charging machinery batteries One 100A battery charger for charging service battery One 30A battery charger for charging emergency batteries Provision for 30A battery charger for charging GMDSS batteries Four 12V, 220AH batteries for engines Two 12V, 240AH batteries for service Two 12V, 240AH batteries for machinery Provision for two additional 12V, 240AH batteries for machinery Four 12V, 110AH batteries for generators Two 12V, 240AH batteries for emergency Provision for two 12V, 165AH batteries for GMDSS All accommodation and machinery spaces have 230V AC power outlets
  • Electronics: Navigation & Radio System Radar scanner GPS system Automatic Identification System VHF Radio system Brass Bell Main Helm Station Two 17" navigational displays Magnetic compass Autopilot display Steering wheel, control panel and joystick Bow thruster control joystick Engine display and control panels Interceptor control panels Search light control Horn switch Rudder angle indicator Provision for NAVTEX Provision for MF with DSC Provision for BNWAS Flybridge Helm Station Two 17" navigational displays Magnetic compass Autopilot display Steering wheel, control panel and joystick Bow thruster control joystick Engine display and control panels Interceptor control panels Search light control Horn switch Rudder angle indicator Instrumentation Echo sounder for temperature, and depth measurement Lightning arrester Doors and windows sensors integrated to the panel in wheelhouse Tank level monitoring system integrated with navigation display Camera Monitoring System CCTV camera monitoring system with 6 cameras Cathodic Protection Zinc anodes Copper plates
  • Survey Details: AMSA 1E + 1D + 2C Built to Bureau Veritas Commercial Class

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