The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller
IN ADMIRALTY INTERLOCUTORY SALE OF ORDER FOR THE DEFENDANT MOTOR YACHT
This matter is before the Court on the Plaintiff's Application for Interlocutory Sale of the defendant Motor Yacht "CRYSTAL," U.S. Official No. 910447, together with all of Her Engines, Tackle, Accessories, Equipment, Furnishings and Appurtenances (hereinafter referred to as "the Vessel").
Based upon the pleadings and papers on file herein, and good cause appearing therefore;
1. The Vessel is hereby condemned and the United States Marshal of this District is hereby directed to sell the Vessel in accordance with the Marshal's rules and regulations governing such sales, at the place of business of the substitute custodian NIELSEN-BEUAMONT MARINE, INC., located at 2420 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California, 90813-4038.
2. The sale shall take place such date and time to be arranged by Plaintiffs' counsel upon consultation with the Marshal, continuing until completed as ordered by the United States Marshal;
3. A Notice of Sale shall be published by the United States Marshal in the official papers of this Court, for six (6) days prior to the date of the sale of the Vessel;
4. Plaintiff may, at its sole option, effect such other advertisement as can be secured at a reasonable cost, and the expense of such advertisement is hereby approved as a cost of administration, recoverable from the proceeds of sale;
5. The United States Marshal shall conduct the sale of the Vessel in such a manner that all such bidders are identified to the satisfaction the Marshal prior to the commencement of the sale.
6. The minimum opening bid shall be $2,112,000.00. Following the opening bid, if any, the marshal is directed to only accept succeeding bids in minimum increments of $10,000.00;
7. The Vessel shall be sold on an "AS IS, WHERE IS" basis at the public auction to the highest bidder, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances;
8. Except as otherwise provided herein or in the Marshals' Rules, the successful bidder will be required to pay the United States Marshal:
a. Immediately upon the close of the sale, ten percent (10%) of the successful bid price by cash, certified check or bank cashier's check payable to the "United States Marshal" and drawn on a federal or state chartered bank in good standing prior to the close of the auction; and
b. The remaining ninety percent (90%) of the successful bid price by cash, certified check or bank cashier's check payable to the "United States Marshal" and drawn on a federal or state chartered bank in good standing prior to the confirmation of the sale by the Court or within three (3) days of the dismissal of any opposition which may have been filed, exclusive of Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, in accordance with Local Civil Rule E.1.e;
9. In the event of a failure of the successful bidder to pay the balance of the purchase price as and when due, the entire deposit amount shall be forfeited and applied toward administrative costs, and any excess shall be applied toward satisfaction of the liens upon the Vessel according to their priority as later established, and further, Plaintiff shall thereby be deemed to be the successful bidder in ...