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HASNA

Aussie John Symond has sold his 73-metre super yacht, Hasna

‘Aussie’ John Symond knocked back an offer of $100m on his Point Piper mansion a few years ago, but he has managed to offload his $150m superyacht.

Symond put the 73-metre long luxury motor yacht ‘Hasna’ up for sale a year ago with an asking price of $160m, with the intention of upgrading to something even bigger.

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Now, despite COVID-19, it’s sold — but not before a $10m price drop.

A spokesman for Symond today confirmed the sale, saying the Aussie Home Loans founder hadn’t been on the boat for more than a year. “And it doesn’t look like he’d be using it anytime soon,” the spokesman said.

The jacuzzi on ‘Hasna’.

Bridge deck sky lounge
Bridge deck dining

The stunning outdoor entertainment areas.


The plan to get something bigger has apparently gone out the window due to the changed travelling conditions.

Among the superyacht’s highlights are an eight-metre infinity pool, a jacuzzi, a 10-seat cinema, a wellness centre and massage room, a lift, an inside-outside bar, sun deck lounge and even a hairdressing salon.

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Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond his wife, Amber, at the annual Christmas cocktail party they hold at their Point Piper mansion in 2016. Photo: Brianne Makin

8m x 2,5m swimming pool with swim jet

The superyacht also has an eight-metre infinity pool where you can even watch a huge-screen TV.

The man who made his fortune from home mortgages bought the boat for more than $104m in 2017, soon after he withdrew his Wingadal Pl waterfront trophy home from the market.

The plan had been for Symond and wife Amber to tour Europe on ‘Hansa’, which is one of the best private superyachts in the world.

The identity of the purchaser isn’t known, or whether it took a further discount to sell it.

House at 2 Wingadal Place, Point Piper, NSW, the most expensive suburb in Sydney. The property belongs to Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond.

John Symond’s Point Piper waterfront mansion … he knocked back an offer of $100m in 2016.

John Symond engagement

John Symond with the then Amber Keating at the time of their engagement, Valentines Day, 2015, outside the Point Piper mansion. Picture: Toby Zerna

Aussie John’s superyacht in the Italian resort town of Portofino.

At $150m, that’s $50m more than the Australian house price record, which was achieved, when, unlike Symond’s, a Point Piper waterfront did actually sell for $100m last April.

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Master cabin
Lower deck guest cabin

One of the bedroom suites.

The stunning Hasna yacht.

‘Hasna’ has been renamed ‘Lunasea’ by its new owner since the sale in recent weeks.

It has accommodation for 12 guests and a crew of up to 21.

The sale occurred via leading superyacht companies y.co and Burgess.

Y.co chairman Gary Wright said demand for well-built yachts was strong but added: “Completing a sale of this magnitude in the current climate has taken an extraordinary amount of commitment from everyone involved.”

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