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Superyacht goes to auction: ‘Truly impressive’

Superyacht Mistress.
One of the biggest superyachts in Australia is up for auction this weekend. (Source: Lloyd's Auctions)

If you want a look into the lifestyles of the rich and famous, look no further than this Aussie superyacht.

One of Australia’s biggest superyachts has gone up for auction this weekend and the top bid already hit more than $3 million.

Superyacht ‘Mistress’ spans 46 metres and includes features like a jacuzzi, multiple bar areas, a sauna, gym, sundeck and jet skis.

The luxury superyacht can accommodate up to 11 guests across six cabins with ensuites, as well as up to 10 crew members in separate crew quarters.

Superyacht Mistress dining room.
The interior design was done by Italian designer Stefano Natucci. (Source: Lloyd's Auctions)

Mistress was built in 1990 by Italian yacht-makers Benetti and launched in 1991. It has since been refitted in 2017 and 2022. It features exterior styling by French designer Zuretti and interior styling by Italian designer Stefano Natucci.

More recently, the superyacht was featured on the reality TV show Below Deck.

Superyacht Mistress bedroom.
It features six cabins with ensuites. (Source: Lloyd's Auctions)

“This superyacht is truly impressive to witness, it has come all the way from Malta in the Central Mediterranean and is sure to turn some heads when it goes to auction this weekend,” Lloyds Auctions chief operations officer Lee Hames said.

“The superyacht industry is seeing wait times of anywhere between three and five years, so now is your chance to skip the queues just in time for Christmas.”

Superyacht Mistress deck.
Other luxury features include a jacuzzi and sauna. (Source: Lloyd's Auctions)

Mistress is one of just 488 superyachts in the 45 to 50 metre size range, putting it in the top 30 per cent of length overall. According to Lloyd’s Auctions, it also offers speeds above average for its size.

Bids started at $1, Lloyd’s said, but have now reached more than $3 million. The yacht’s last known asking price was more than $6 million (€3.9 million).

Mistress will go under the hammer on Saturday, December 3, at 10am AEST. The yacht is currently located on the Gold Coast.

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