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Rothstein auction of exotic cars and luxury yachts live

By Peter Franceschina
Sun Sentinel

The fruits of Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein's massive Ponzi scheme are on the auction block. Exotic autos and yachts -- toys for the well-heeled set worth millions -- will be sold to the highest bidder, whether investor or private collector, at today’s auction at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Proceeds will go to a restitution fund to help pay victims of Rothstein's $1.4 billion fraud scheme.

As the lot numbers come up for bid, we will post pictures of the cars and yachts with descriptions and then provide the winning bid. The first items to be auctioned will move down the blog as newer items come under the gavel.

First up are some appetizers, two Yamaha WaveRunners. A crowd of several hundred people has grown into a thousand or more packed into one of the exhibit halls at the Broward County Convention Center. Some folks have flown in from as far as Texas and even Canada to bid. IRS agents are standing by the cars, politely bantering with the curious and those who are here to plunk down some serious cash if they get the winning bid.

12:45 p.m.

The auction is now underway. Incredibly, the first lot, a WaveRunner, sold for $9,000 in a matter of mere seconds. Looks like the auctioneers are going to run the prices up at a blistering pace. It's standing room only around the seated bidders, with auction workers in tuxes weaving through the audience to identify bidders.

Well, it's over. In a little over an hour the government collected $5.8 million. They're already clearing the chairs.

The final lot, the second Ferrari.


Lot 17
2006 Ferrari F430 Spyder
Winning bid: $165,000


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2006 Ferrari F430 Spyder: 4.3 L V8, 6 Speed F1 Style Manual Transmission, Red Exterior, Black Convertible Top, Power Steering, Windows, Power Locks, Power Seats, AM/FM/CD Player, Tan Leather Interior, ABS Brakes, Aluminum Wheels, Odometer Reads: 6,448, VIN: ZFFEW59A560148863
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One of the fastest cars in the world is up.


Lot 16
2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce
Winning bid: $382,000


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2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Super Veloce: 6.5L V12, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission w/ Manual Mode, OD, White Exterior, Black Interior, Automatic Climate Control, AM/FM/MP3, Navigation System, Power Steering, Power Locks, Power Windows, Aluminium Wheels, Odometer Reads: 298, VIN: ZHWBU8AHXALA03837
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One of Rothstein's main status symbols got to two million in about two minutes. Then it took another 10 minutes for it to reach its final price. There was quite a bit of drama as the bidders steeled themselves to go higher.

Lot 15
2007 Warren S87 Motor Yacht
Winning bid: $2,510,000


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2007 Warren S87 Motor Yacht: Length: 87’05”, Beam: 19’05”, Draft: 5’, Hull Number: 777, Marshall Islands Official Number: 858440, Hull ID: WAR87777B707, RINA Classed: 100-A-1.1.Y, Present Class: Unknown, Lower Deck Layout: Port Forward Head w/ Shower Enclosure, Starboard Forward Closet, Forward Master Stateroom, King Berth, Port Cabinetry, Starboard Desk, Aft Sofa and Cabinetry w/ Video Monitor, Passageway and Stairs, Port Twin Berth Stateroom w/ Hanging Locker, Head and Shower Enclosure, Starboard Full Berth Stateroom w/ Hanging Locker, Head and Shower Enclosure, Port Galley, Starboard Dinette, Starboard Forward Single Berth Master’s Cabin,



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Starboard Aft Bunk Berth Cabin w/ Head and Shower Enclosure Between the Cabins, Aft Engine Room Entered Through Watertight Door and Lazarette (Garage) for Storage of Personal Watercraft, Main Deck Layout: Foredeck, Trunk Cabin Top, Salon w/ Forward Console and Helm, Helm Seats (3 EA), Round Dining Table and Chairs, Port Stairs Down to Galley, Starboard Sofa w/ Two Round Coffee Tables,



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Cockpit Layout: Port Grill and Cooler, Starboard Sink and Cooler, Aft Lounge Table, Port and Starboard Ladders Down to Swim Platform, Garage w/ Hydraulic Lift Transom Hatch and Besenzoni Hydraulic Davit, Besenzoni Retractable Pasarelle Fitted Below Port Stair, Engines: Twin Inboard MTU Diesels, V10, Fresh Water Cooled, Model: 10V200M93, S/N: 532100448 (Port), 532100449 (Starboard), 750 HP, Hours: 452 (Port), 455 (Starboard), Electric Start, Alternator,



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Turbocharger, Gear Oil Cooler, Fuel Cooler, Heat Exchanger, Racor Fuel Filter/ Water Separators, Reverse/ Reduction Gears, Equipment: Raymarine E120 Monitors (2 EA), Danforth Magnetic Compass, Furuno GP-32 GPS Navigator, Raymarine ST6002 Auto Pilot, Raymarine ST290 Speed/ Depth Indicator (2 EA), FLIR Surveillance Camera, Sanshin HR-1012 Remote Searchlight, NEC Video Monitor, Sharp Video Monitors (3 EA), Retractable TV in Salon,



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Integra DPS 5.5 DVD Player, Miele Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Ceramic Three Burner Range, Stacked Washer and Dryer, Convection Oven, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Liebherr Undercounter Freezer, Crusair Air Conditioning, Bowthruster, Muir Remote Operated Electric Anchor Windlass, Manson 80 Kg Anchor, Sea Recovery Reverse Osmosis Watermaker 800 gpd, Onan 27.5 KW Diesel Generator, Model: MDKBS, Mounted in Sound Shield, Removal is at the Expense and Liability of the Buyer.





Next up is the Maserati Rothstein gifted to his chief operating officer, Debra Villegas. It went to 90k in under a minute.

Lot 14
2009 Maserati Gran Turismo Coupe
Winning bid: $90,000


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2009 Maserati Gran Turismo Coupe: V8, Automatic Transmission, Blue Exterior, Gray Leather Interior, AM/FM/CD Player, GPS, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 12,778, VIN: ZAMGJ45A090042326





A star of the auction is up, the vaunted Bugatti. "Help yourself to the Bugatti," the auctioneer said, as bids shot to 750k. Rothstein paid $1.5 million for the very rare car last fall. The bidding hit the mid-800s, then inched up from there in dramatic fashion.


Lot 13
2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4
Winning bid: $858,000


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2008 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4: 16 Cylinders, Quad Turbo Chargers, 7 Speed Transmission, Black/Blue Exterior, Tan Leather Interior, AM/FM/CD, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 801, VIN: VF9SA25C28M795153
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The Mercedes shot to 175k immediately, and is now at 290k.


Lot 12
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Convertible
Winning bid: $301,000


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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Convertible: V8, 5 Speed Transmission, Yellow Exterior, Black Leather Interior, AM/FM/CD Cassette, Power Seats, Power Windows, Power Locks, Air Conditioning, Alarm, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 692, VIN: WDDAK76F98M001788
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Lot 11
2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom
Winning bid: $240,000


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2007 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: V12, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission W/Over Drive, Silver Exterior, Power Window, Power Locks, White Leather Interior, AM/FM/CD, Satellite Radio, Navigation, Telephone, TV, Refrigerator, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 5,302, VIN: SCA1L68557UX23044, Secure All of Florida - Miami, FL



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Another Italian beauty is up, at 170k in seconds.

Lot 10
2005 Riva Aquariva Super Vessel
Winning bid: $255,000


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2005 Riva Aquariva Super Vessel: Length: 33’, Beam: 9’02’, Unknown Draft, Fiberglass Construction, Hull ID: XFA33R74G405, Cabin Layout: Vee Berth w/ Storage Below, Marine Toilet in Center, Port and Starboard Cabinetry, Sliding Entrance Door, Deck Layout: Rope Locker, Foredeck, Cockpit w/ Port Helm, Helm Seat, Starboard Wet Bar,


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U-Shaped Seating, Center Table, Engine Compartment Hatch, Lounge Cushion over Hatch Covers, Integral Swim Platform, Center Boarding Ladder, Storage Box Suspended from Starboard Engine Compartment Hatch Cover, Engines: Twin Inboard Yanmar Diesel Engine Company, In-Line 6 Cylinder, Fresh Water Cooled, Model: 6LYA-STP, S/N: 55226 (port), 55227 (starboard), Rated 272KW @ 3300 RPM, Hours: 618 (Port), 585 (Starboard), Electric Start, Alternators, Turbocharger,


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Heat Exchanger, Racor Fuel Filter/ Water Separators, V-Drives, Additional Equipment: Trim Tabs, ICOM IC-M502 VHF Radio Telephone, Raymarine RC425 Chartplotter, Poly-Planar MRD 60 AM/FM CD Player, XM Radio, Riva Instrumentation, Plow Anchor and Chain, Boat has some Wood and Varnish Damage, Lightly Soiled Deck. This Boat Does Not and Will Not Come with a Trailer.





Second yacht is up, at 210k.


Lot 9
1999 Searay Sundancer 540 Express Cruiser Vessel
Winning bid: $221,000


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1999 Searay Sundancer 540 Express Cruiser Vessel: Length: 55’, LOA: 59’04” (Including Stern Elevator), Beam: 15’11”, Draft: 3’11”, Fiberglass Construction, Hull ID: SERY0500I899, Interior Layout: Queen Berth Forward Cabin w/ Air Conditioning, Port Cabinet Washer and Dryer, Starboard Hanging Locker, Salon w/ Port Head and Shower, Starboard Settee and Table, Port Galley w/ Corian Countertops, Starboard Aft Full Berth Cabin Head and Shower Enclosure, Engine Compartment, Lazzarette, Deck Layout: Bow Anchor Roller Chock,


bridge.jpgForedeck, Rope Locker, Trunk Cabin Top, Starboard Console and Helm Seat, Center Bench Seat, Port Wet Bar, Forward and Aft Lounge Seating, Center Engine Compartment Hatch, Transom w/ Storage, Port Transom Gate, Swim Platform and Stern Elevator, Watercraft Chocks, Forward Covered Cockpit w/ Hardtop,


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Removable Cover and Air Conditioning, Engines: Twin Inboard Caterpillar, 6 Cylinder, Diesel, Fresh Water Cooled, Model: 3196, S/N: 2XRO1507 (Port), 2XRO1509 (Starboard), 660 HP, 697 Hours (Port), 691 Hours (Starboard), Electric Start, Alternators, Turbocharger, Gear Oil Cooler, Heat Exchanger, Racor Fuel Filter/ Water Separators, Twin Disc Reverse/ Reduction Gears, Model: MG5114A, S/N: 5FM219 (Port), 5FM231 (Starboard), Additional Equipment: Bennett Trim Tabs, Raymarine C120 Chartplotter,


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Garmin 3010C GPSMap Chartplotter, Raytheon Raypilot 650 Auto Pilot, Raytheon Raydata Speed/Depth Indicator, Raymarine Ray 54 VHF Telephone, ACR RCL-100 Remote Searchlight, Clarion CMD5 AM/FM CD Player, Panasonic Combination TV/VCR (2 EA), Sony Triton TV, Xplod MP3 Player, Magnavox DVD Player, Bose CD Player, Bose Speakers (2 EA), Clarion Speakers (4 EA), Sharp Microwave Oven, Kenyon Ceramic Three Burner Range, Air Conditioning, GE Refrigerator, Black & Decker Coffee Maker, Caterpillar Instrumentation, Dual Lever Engine Control, Vetus Bowthruster, Westerbeke 15KW Diesel Generator, Model: 15.0 BTDB.






The first boat, a speedster powered by jet engines, is up, now at 180k.


Lot 8
2006 Nor-Tech Supercat Vessel w/ Trailer
Winning bid: $187,500


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2006 Nor-Tech Supercat Vessel w/ Trailer: Length: 50’, Beam: 12’, Draft: 3’, Hull ID: AOV49012A306, Fiberglass Construction, Engines: Twin Inboard Lycoming Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines, Model: T53-L-13-B, 1400 HP, Equipment: Sage Surface Outdrives, SCS Gearboxes (3 EA), Performance Marine Products, 4 Cylinder Hydraulic Steering, Dana Trim Tabs, Trailer: Broward Trailer, Custom Tri-Axle, VIN: 1B9GB53356H809006
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The first of two Ferraris could not break 200k, it was like it slammed into a wall.

Lot 7
2008 Ferrari F-430 Spyder Convertible
Winning bid: $199,000


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2008 Ferrari F-430 Spyder Convertible: V8, 6 Speed F1 Style Manual Transmission, Red Exterior, Tan Leather Interior, AM/FM/CD Player, Navigation, Power Seats, Power Locks, Power Windows, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 399.9, VIN: ZFFEW59A380163011
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The Bentley shot to over hundred thousand in seconds. It's now more than 175k.

Lot 6
2009 Bentley Continental GTC
Winning bid: $179,000


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2009 Bentley Continental GTC: V12, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission, White Exterior, Navy Blue Top, Beige Leather Interior, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, GPS, Phone, Power Windows, Power Seats, Power Locks, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 2,386, VIN: SCBDR33W29C059672 IR-2010-6500-500001-01-019%20B.JPG





A very desirable 1967 Vette is up now, at more than $88,000. Whoops now at 100k. It sold for $103,000 in about two minutes.

Lot 5
1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
Winning bid: $103,000


DSC00275.JPG1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible: V8, "427" Engine, 4 Speed Manual Transmission, 2 Door, Red Exterior, Black Leather Interior, AM/FM Radio, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Odometer Reads: 34,505, VIN: 194677S104745
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Lot 4
2007 Ford Expedition Limousine
Winning bid: $47,500

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2007 Ford Expedition Limousine: V8, Automatic Transmission, Black Exterior, Two Tone Microfiber Suede Interior, Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Doors, Power Locks, Power Seats, GPS, Pioneer CD/DVD Player, Satellite TV’s, Siren, Public Address System, Massager, Odometer Reads: 7,414.7, VIN: 1F1FK15557LA59223




Lot 3
2008 Cadillac Escalade
Winning bid: $44,000


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2008 Cadillac Escalade: V8, 6 Speed Automatic Transmission W/Over Drive, Black Exterior, Dark Gray Leather Interior, AM/FM/DVD Player, CD Changer, TV, Sunroof, Tire Monitors, Chrome Wheels, Odometer Reads: 20,290, VIN: 1GYEC63858R234458




Lot 2
2009 Yamaha Waverunner FX 1800H Personal Watercraft
Winning bid: $10,000

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2009 Yamaha Waverunner FX 1800H Personal Watercraft: Length: 11’, Beam: 4’, Hull ID: YAMA3661I809, Engine: Yamaha Gasonline Inboard, In-Line 4 Cylinder, Raw Water Cooled, Model: Super High Output, 210 HP, Electric Start, Supercharger, Battery Charger, Additional Equipment: Shorepower Cable, Fire Extinguisher, Bilge Pump.




Lot 1
2009 Yamaha Waverunner FX 1800H Personal Watercraft
Winning bid: $9,000


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2009 Yamaha Waverunner FX 1800H Personal Watercraft: Length: 11’, Beam: 4’, Hull ID: YAMA3661I809, Engine: Yamaha Gasonline Inboard, In-Line 4 Cylinder, Raw Water Cooled, Model: Super High Output, 210 HP, Electric Start, Supercharger, Battery Charger, Additional Equipment: Shorepower Cable, Fire Extinguisher, Bilge Pump.





12:20 p.m.

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The auction is a bit delayed. There are so many people here not all of those who want to register have had the chance, but the last few stragglers are now signing up. WealthTV, the lifestyle and entertainment network that broadcasts in hi-def, is here.
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