Northrop and Johnson tells me the 122-foot Flagship Talos has sold to a new owner. The yacht will remain in the company’s Alaska charter fleet this summer, as previously advertised, and will charter with the same crew that was aboard with the previous owner.
“What’s different is that in the winters, Talos will now be based out of Seattle,” Amy Wachmann, the yacht’s charter manager, told me yesterday. “She used to spend winters in California. Before, we never had a boat in the state of Washington, and because of the legalities, Talos couldn’t charter there. These new owners have paid the sales tax, so the boat can legally charter in the San Juan Islands.”
Talos is a 1993 build that most recently was refit in 2014, when the previous owner invested heavily to update the yacht. (Before then, the yacht chartered as Shogun.) Going into the 2014 summer charter season in Alaska, Talos had new carpeting, marble, wall coverings, overheads, LED lighting, woodwork stain, window coverings, furniture, wood flooring, helm electronics, bed linens and more.
Talos accommodates eight guests in four staterooms, and she charters with six crew. The lowest weekly base rate will remain $95,000 under the new ownership.
Any reputable charter broker can tell you more about Talos or help you book her this summer in Alaska, or this winter in the San Juan Islands out of Seattle.