50ft smuggling yacht anchored for auction at Wilsons Auctions

Wilsons Auctions to manage the sale of seized vessels and other luxury assets in upcoming Luxury Auction

From 26 – 27 May, Wilsons Auctions presents a diverse range of luxury assets at auction.

Honoured once again, Wilsons Auctions is instructed on behalf of the National Crime Agency (NCA) to offer another yacht amongst Lots in the upcoming Online Luxury Goods Auction. 

Seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act, ‘Sy Atrevido’ will be sold unreserved, meaning it will go to the highest bidder of the auction. Currently located in Milton Haven, South Wales, Sy Atrevido is a 50ft yacht that was built in 1996.

Bidding will be open to the public in a timed online format. The auction will open for bidding on Thursday 26th May at 11am GMT. Registered customers will have a 24-hour window of opportunity to bid online before the auction closes at 11am GMT on Friday 27th May.

Another seized vessel will be available in the upcoming online auction. ‘Trip Trap’ is a 1977 Mirage 28 sailing boat allocated to auction on behalf of a law enforcement agency.

Berthed at Lowestoft Haven Marina, England, viewing for this vessel can be arranged strictly by appointment only on Thursday 26th May. All details can be found online at wilsonsauctions.com.

Alongside the vessels, Wilsons Auctions’ Online Luxury Goods Auction boasts a diverse range of lavish Lots. One of the top Lots to note is a Kashmir Sapphire & Marquise Diamond Cluster Ring (SSEF Certified) with a nearest retail value of £250,000. Expensive taste in rings doesn’t stop there as a Platinum 1.05ct Fancy Orangy Pink Diamond Solitaire Ring (GIA Certified) with an estimated retail price of £290,000 is also included in the online auction.

For watch and timepiece enthusiasts, the luxury auction encompasses an exceptional fine and varied selection of wrist watches. A limited-edition Rolex Explorer II 'Black Venom' is available and is known to be one of 10 in the world of this type. An 18ct Yellow Gold Oyster Rolex Daytona is listed in the catalogue with an estimated retail value of £31,650. With box and papers and a manufacture date of 2022, demand for this watch has exceeded supply and it is currently only available on Rolex’s waitlist.   

Known as ‘The Hulk’, a green dial Rolex Submariner is another popular watch model for bidders.

Wilsons Auctions’ Government Contracts Manager, Mark Woods said, “We are delighted to manage more seized vessels at auction this month for our vendors. Sy Atrevido is another high-profile UK case on behalf of the NCA with reports that around £60m worth of cocaine was found on board the 50ft yacht.”

“The great range of other luxury Lots should appeal to a wide variety of bidders – new buyers are always welcome to the auction process at Wilsons Auctions. The online element of the auction is extremely convenient for bidders around the world to register and get involved.”

“We are proud to facilitate auctions on behalf of our government and law enforcement agency clients. We play an important role in realising a large quantity of assets on behalf of these clients and in recent years, these auctions have seen us responsible in returning in excess of £130 million back into the public purse,”

Viewing appointments for Trip Trap will be available to book via contacting Mark Woods on +44 (0)2890 342626 or emailing markwoods@wilsonsauctions.com.  


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Wilsons Auctions is a leading auction company with over 80 years of experience building skilled knowledge in an extensive variety of assets. The Asset Recovery Department works with 17 countries worldwide realising assets from cryptocurrency to supercars, luxury watches and designer goods for government agencies, law enforcement agencies and insolvency practitioners.

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