Azteca becomes the largest yacht ever to accept Bitcoin as payment

Azteca becomes the largest yacht ever to accept Bitcoin as payment

She was already the best-priced 2,000GT+ yacht on the market, but now the Owner of Azteca has announced that the cryptocurrency Bitcoin will be accepted for the full purchase price

Start planning your next adventure on board the 72.25m 2017 Damen-built explorer yacht GAME CHANGER, ready to travel the world once more following a major refit in 2020.

Believed to be an industry first, the 72m CRN yacht AZTECA, offered for sale for the first time since delivery in 2010, is available to purchase with Bitcoin, making her the largest yacht ever to be marketed in this way.

AZTECA is currently for sale with an asking price of €65,000,000 but the Owner, a supporter of cryptocurrencies, has now said Bitcoin will be accepted as full payment.

While cryptocurrency transactions have been reported in the yachting industry before, none have been on the scale of AZTECA.

Designed by Nuvolari & Lenard, at the time of build, AZTECA was the largest yacht to come out of the Italian CRN yard. Having recently completed her 10-year class survey, she is an opulent yacht, inside and out, with a raft of luxurious amenities, including a cinema room, a spa and hair salon, a 100sqm beach club and a fold-down balcony to the generous Owner’s suite.

Accommodating up to 16 guests across eight cabins, AZTECA also comes with a packed toy box, plus both a Castoldi tender and a Zodiac rescue RIB.

In 2021 AZTECA had both her main engines built, and with a range of 6500nm at a speed of 14 knots, she is a bona fide world cruiser.

Edmiston broker, Antonio de Yturbe Redo, says: “This is an exciting prospect for many of our clients and we are delighted to be exhibiting Azteca at the Monaco Yacht Show in all her glory and buyers are welcomed to meet with our brokers and take a tour of the yacht.”

The Monaco Yacht Show runs from 22-25 September.


16 September 2021

Written by:

Caroline Munier