Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Reimer Rechtsanwälte
Administrator Reinhold Schmid-Sperber confirmed the sale of Deutschland

Administrator confirms sale of Deutschland to undisclosed US buyer

The 1998-built Deutschland, former flagship of insolvent Peter Deilmann Reederei, has been sold to a US-based buyer, administrator Reinhold Schmid-Sperber confirmed.

A deposit has been paid; the rest of the agreed price is due at the end of May when the handover of Deutschland is going to take place.

Schmid-Sperber said the sales price has been agreed with the committee of creditors although he did not reveal details about the buyer’s identity or the price.

Schmidt-Sperber did confirm the investor represents a venture ‘with relevant experience in the international cruise business’ which, by its own account, intends to continue operating the vessel under the name of MS Deutschland and retain a large share of its previous crew.

According to German industry sources, the buyer is an investor from Texas and is looking for a charterer to operate and market the vessel.

Deutschland has been out of operation since November and is currently idle off Gibraltar. In early January, German media linked the vessel to Crystal Cruises; however, those rumours were flatly denied by Deilmann’s administrator and Crystal.

Commenting on the transaction, Schmid-Sperber said it brought a challenging sales process to a close. ‘We expect the transaction to be finalised by the end of May 2015,' he concluded.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish