A solid year in terms of global financial performance, 2017 has also been a strong year for superyacht sales with 369 yachts sold so far this year, already up nearly 5% from the previous year. Through its timeline platform, Yacht Harbour looks back at the largest yachts sold so far this year.
Length: 59.3m (194 ft)
Length: 59.3m (194 ft)
Builder: Benetti (2009)
Asking price: €35 million
Originally known as Lady Lara, the 59-meter Benetti was delivered in the first quarter of 2009 by the Italian shipyard. Listed for sale in 2015 as her owner took delivery of the 91-meter Lurssen, Lady Lara, the yacht was ultimately renamed to Lady Luck and sold in January of this year. Her new owner changed her name to Andiamo.
Following the transaction followed a complete redesign of the yacht that was previously all white, from its interior through to its exterior. Her hull now bears a dark blue colour together with her chase tender. Up on the sundeck is a large Jacuzzi and gym. Her master suite, one of the most spacious on a yacht of her size, is located forward of the main deck.
Length: 59.3m (194 ft)
Builder: Benetti (2008)
Asking price: $29,5 million
Delivered in 2008 as part of Benetti's highly popular 59-meter line of superyachts, Dynasty, as other yachts in the line, features lots of interior volume. First put up for sale in 2013 at a price of €36 million, the yacht was refitted in 2015 with a full repaint of the yacht and her hull.
Sold in July 2017 at an asking price of $29,5 million, I Dynasty features a bespoke interior with intricate fabrics and lines throughout the yacht. Combining a mixture of dark wood and white furniture, the yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins.
#9 Lucky Lady
Length: 62.6m (205 ft)
Builder: Oceanco (2002)
Asking price: $39,7 million
Originally delivered in 2002 by Oceanco, the Dutch superyacht shipyard, as Lady Lola, the yacht was refitted in 2005 with the addition of a convertible helipad. In 2011, the yacht then changed ownership at an asking price of €36,8 million, which saw its interior being redesigned and its master cabin remodelled.
In 2015, the yacht came back on the market asking just under €50 million. A series of price reductions then brought her down to $39,750,000 at which asking price she sold in January of this year. Following the acquisition, the yacht was renamed to Lucky Lady and put on the charter market under her new name.
Amenities onboard include a hot tub on the sundeck with a waterfall feature, large windows in her full-beam sky lounge, a master cabin with a 180 degree view, forward on the bow.
Length: 63.84m (209 ft)
Builder: Royal Denship (2006)
Asking price: $48,5 million
Launched in 2006 as Royal Denship's hull 327, the 64-meter yacht was christened Turmoil. She was then listed for sale in 2012 at an asking price of $50 million. Earlier this year, the yacht was sold at an asking price of $48,500,000.
Built for the owner of the 46-meter Palmer Johnson of the same name, his first expedition yacht, Turmoil featured a scientific climatology lab as well as research facilities intended to examine the effects of global warming on the world's oceans.
Powered by twin CAT engines of 2,260hp each, Turmoil has a range of 6,500nm at 12 knots. With a cherry wood interior, it can welcome as many as 16 guests in 8 cabins. A master cabin is located on its own private deck. Following the transaction, the yacht was renamed Albula.
Length: 65.99m (216 ft)
Builder: Oceanco (2005)
Asking price: $39,9 million
Delivered in 2005 as Dilbar by Oceanco in the Netherlands, the 66-meter yacht became the first superyacht owned by Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov. Renamed to Ona in 2008 following the delivery of Usmanov's new 110-meter Lurssen, the yacht was put on the market and sold in 2010 at an asking price of €59,9 million to William Kallop.
In 2014, Kallop borrowed $32 million from Goldman Sachs against Bad Girl and Natita according to court fillings. The bank then claims the owner then stopped servicing the loan in November 2016 with nearly $28 million still left. Three crew members, captain included, recently obtained $90,000 in back pay from the owner from a Florida court.
Goldman eventually filled a suit with the Miami federal court to have the boat seized, which the US Marshals did at a West Palm Beach marina. The bank's first act as acting owners was to purchase $67,000 of fuel for the yacht to keep the generator running, fillings show. Eventually, the bank was able to sell the yacht for $39,9 million.
Length: 67.5m (221 ft)
Builder: Icon (2010)
Asking price: €48,5 million
The first hull built by Dutch shipyard, Icon Yachts, on its 62.5-meter platform, Icon was sold in October of this year after spending over a year on the market in her fully refitted form. Originally listed for €62,5 million, the yacht underwent several price reductions until it was eventually sold.
Designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, Icon's most attractive features include a large glass-bottomed spa pool, an extensive beach club, a hamam and a sauna. Extended by 5 meters during her refit in 2014, the yacht now has a length of 67.5m.
Icon is capable of accommodating 12 guests in 6 cabins and carries a crew of 17. From a technical standpoint, the yacht is powered by twin MTU engines of 2,480hp each giving her a maximum speed of 16 knots. The yacht is also now for charter.
#5 Flying Fox
Length: 74m (242 ft)
Builder: Nobiskrug (2010)
Asking price: Undisclosed
Designed by Reymond Langton Design studio with contemporary interior conceptualised and furnished by the renowned designer Mark Berryman, the 73,5-meter built in Germany by Nobiskrug was formerly known as Flying Fox.
Among her features are a luxury beach club, gym on Sun deck, fully equipped private indoor cinema and its outdoor sister. The vessel offers accommodation for 12 guests (cruising and sleeping) in six cabins.
Listed for sale in the summer of 2017, she was sold shortly after in November. Her asking price remained undisclosed. Her support vessel was the 67-meter Sea Axe, 6711, which is currently looking for a new owner.
Length: 74.5m (244 ft)
Builder: Blom+Voss (1991)
Asking price: €47,5 million
Extremely controversial when first launched in 1991, Eco was designed by Martin Francis at the request of the late Mexican media entrepreneur, Emilio Azcarraga, primarily known for owning the largest Spanish-language television network in the US and Mexico.
Searching for an art deco look for Eco's interior, Azcarraga recruited Francois Zuretti, the designer then known for his work in the Mamounia hotel in Marrakesh, to design the interior of the yacht, as his first ever marine project. Zuretti was not the only yacht designer to get his start on Eco as both Espen Oeino and Dan Lenard worked on the Eco project at some point during its development.
Five years later Ellison took delivery of the 138-meter Rising Sun (later sold to Dreamworks founder, David Geffen), which led to him selling Katana to British media entrepreneur, Aidan Barclay, owner of the Telegraph newspaper, who renamed the yacht to Enigma.
In 1999, two years after the death of Azcarraga, Eco was sold to American billionaire and founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison who renamed the yacht to Katana. Ellison also refitted the yacht, adding a basketball court aft of the main deck. The yacht later served as a mothership to his America's Cup campaign in New Zealand.
The yacht was then refitted in 2009 and then again in 2014 by the Barclay brothers. In August 2016, Barclay listed Enigma for sale at an asking price of €47,500,000 and her sale has now been confirmed without any price reductions announced. Following the sale, the yacht was renamed to Zeus.
Length: 75m (246 ft)
Builder: Lurssen (2009)
Asking price: €83 million
Built in 2009 by Lurssen, the 75m Northern Star was the third largest yacht sold this year. The superyacht's interior has been designed by Pauline Nunns and exterior styled by Espen Oeino.
Featuring a 'country house' style interior Northern Star can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms. She also has room for up to 22 crew so that your every need can be taken care of while on board. The yacht's astonishing amenities include a gym, helipad, tender garage, swimming platform and jacuzzi.
First listed for sale in December 2012 by her owner at an asking price of €129 million, she went through a series of price reductions over her near five years on the market before ultimately selling in June 2017 asking €83 million.
Length: 88.5m (290 ft)
Builder: Lurssen (2013)
Asking price: €155 million
Delivered in 2013 by Germany-based Lurssen, Solandge was built under the codename Project Niki and based on a similar engineering platform to renowned superyachts such as the 88m Quatroelle or 87m Ace.
First listed for sale in August 2015 at an asking price of €179 million, the yacht later went through two price reduction and a central agency change. At the moment of sale the asking price for Solandge was €155,000,000.
The superyacht can sleep up to 12 guests in 7 staterooms, including a panoramic master deck featuring 180 degree windows, private dressing room, his and hers bathrooms and a private deck with spa pool. Performance wise the yacht reaches a top speed 18 knots and comfortably cruises at 14 knots.
Length: 107m (351 ft)
Builder: Kleven (2016)
Asking price: $195 million
Built in 2016, the 107-meter Ulysses has become the clearest yet definition of an explorer yacht, incorporating swimming pools, spas with a helipad and a myriad of tenders, the largest of which is 22-meters long. Sold just a few weeks before the end of the season by her original owner, Graeme Hart, she became the largest brokerage yacht sold so far in 2017 with an asking price of $195 million.
Ulysses' story starts back in 2013 when Graeme Hart, whose net worth is valued at $10.2 billion by Forbes, commissioned the 107-meter yacht (351 ft) from Kleven, a shipyard in Norway that builds commercial ships. According to designers, Hart's choice was driven by quicker delivery times, a better price point than traditional yacht builders and high enough quality standards.
The most unique feature amongst the whole boat may however be the 21-meter tender that Ulysses carries on its bow. The two-deck boat, which most would call a yacht in her own right, requires two custom built cranes to lift in an operation that takes just over an hour to execute.
Roman Shipyard Canados announced that the new Gladiator 493 Grand is getting ready for testing. She is expected to reach a top speed of more than 50 knots. The Gladiator 493 Grand’s design offers a modern classic appeal and comfortable interiors. She comes with a deep swimming platform which, as an option, can be converted into hydraulic swimming or boarding stairs. The aft deck sun pad is generous, and hides a garage and the helm station is protected by a laminated glass windshield. The fore deck offers the exact same setup as the 431 WA with its gigantic sun pad and chaise lounge.The interior comes with two cabins and two baths. Located in Ostia, just 7 km from Rome Airport, the iconic Rome based Canados shipyard was founded in 1946 and has successfully delivered over 850 yachts in sizes up to 43 meters. Canados produces 3 product lines, Canados, Gladiator and Oceanic. Canados 80,000 sq. m waterfront facility is located at the mouth of the River, 500 meter from the sea. Credits: Canados
November 30, 2022
Azimut has sold 22 units of its new Azimut Grande 26M series since August, when the first hull was launched at its Viareggio facilities. The yacht debuted at the 2022 Cannes Yachting Festival.Her exterior was made by Alberto Mancini, while the interiors were made by Achille Salvagni. Grande 26M's key feature is the ‘Deck2Deck’, a design element that sees the transom raise flush with the aft edge of the main deck. This creates an extendable deck that can be utilized as a lounge area or dining space, with convertible furniture on hand to help owners customize it to their needs.The first hull was launched at August The yacht has a fluid layout that prioritizes independence between crew and guest areas. Designed for a “contemporary owner”, the yacht is home to a main deck owner’s suite with full-height windows that let in plenty of light. She can accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Grande 26M is one of Azimut’s new generation of low-emission yachts and is the “first in its category fitted with the new 4600 Pod propulsion system developed by ZF.”Azimut reports that the combination of high-efficiency propulsion systems and a lightweight carbon fiber superstructure translates into a 20 per cent reduction in fuel consumption compared with boats the same size.Azimut Yachts is an Azimut Benetti Group brand. With its Atlantis, Magellano Flybridge, S, Verve and Grande collections, Azimut offers the widest range of 10 to 40 meters.Credits: Azimut Yachts
November 30, 2022
Camper & Nicholsons offers to explore the wonders of the world’s southernmost continent on board of Tranquility. The 91.5 meter yacht will be available for charter from December 2023 until February 2024. Tranquility joins a growing number of superyachts journeying to the far reaches of the planet to satisfy an increasing appetite for adventurous cruising. “We are all seeing a desire from clients to venture to these distant “untouched” parts of the world. Charter has evolved,” explains Nicole Terry, charter manager. “Guests want to explore and have these once-in-a-lifetime experiences in parts of the world that only a superyacht can take you, and of course Tranquility is more than happy to oblige!”Launched in 2014 by Oceanco, Tranquility is well equipped for the harsh conditions of the Southern Ocean. It has a cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles, is certified to Lloyd’s Ice Class E, and has state-of-the-art navigational equipment with sonars for detecting uncharted rocks and ice growlers. From The Northwest Passage and Greenland to the snow-topped fjords of northern Norway, Tranquility has had ample experience in cold weather cruising and is helmed by Finnish Captains, for whom ice water cruising is almost second nature.Clients can expect to be awed by “the majestic untouched nature, the solitude, the silence, and the feeling of entering another world,” explains Tranquility’s Captain Jan Rautawaara, who is no stranger to these waters. “Being able to visit remote, desolate places, and to see some extraordinary wildlife is a true adventure,” he adds, hoping that bringing guests on an Antarctic expedition will “broaden our own understanding of nature and make us realize how important it is to preserve this fragile life around us.”Tranquility’s exterior and interior designed by Andrew Winch. She features two luxurious salons onboard, and a generous wellness area with fitness center, experiential showers, a massage and treatment room, hair and beauty salon, Hammam steam room, and a Finnish sauna. Tranquility can accommodate 18 guests across nine staterooms, and up to 22 with the use of two convertible cabins. <iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/HmY1bk5oLZo title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen></iframe>The yacht will be available for winter charter season in Antarctica’s frozen beauty USD1,600,000 per week. Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
November 30, 2022
The 31m Archipelago was sold by Northrop & Johnson’s broker Ed Dickinson representing the buyer. Archipelago was delivered as a highly customized Darwin 102 by Cantiere delle Marche in 2019. She is a full displacement motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She was built to RINA classification and in compliance with commercial code LY3. The yacht can comfortably accommodate 10 guests across five cabins, including a full-beam master and two double and two twin staterooms. Her interior, designed by Francesco Guida, has a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 2.1m, making her feel much more voluminous than other yachts of a similar size.Her exterior spaces were designed to be flexible; the main deck cockpit can be totally enclosed and air conditioned. A second, more formal dining area on the upper deck seats up to 10. Sunbathing spaces can be found on both the foredeck and sundeck alongside a custom built pool with a bar and an open galley with BBQ.Archipelago has a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 10 knots, cruising comfortably at 11 and with a maximum speed of 13. She is equipped with zero speed stabilizers to ensure comfort and stability, and with a hull thickness of 12mm to allow for global exploration.CDM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
November 29, 2022
Camper & Nicholsons is appointed joint Central Agent for the sale of AAA. This 49.9m motor yacht is the most recent Mangusta 165 to have been delivered by the Overmarine shipyard in 2021. She is offered for sale with low engine hours.The main deck has three distinct areas for relaxation and socializing. AAA’s saloon features two enormous sofas both port and starboard, a statement bar counter with stools, and an interior dining table. The aft deck is accessed through glass sliding doors and features a huge square table where meals can be enjoyed al fresco beneath the shade and of the sun deck’s overhang. Further aft, cushioned sun pads face a television screen that rises from a concealed unit to create an on-deck cinema. Other features of AAA include a massage room and two hot tubs – one on the sun deck, where there’s also a bar, sun beds, and a casual dining area, and one on the bow.The yacht is made for 12 guests throughout: the seating and dining area is arranged for 12. There’s accommodation aboard AAA for 12 guests in six ensuite cabins. All are located on the lower deck and the master suite boasts a Hammam spa. The guest cabins comprise a VIP double, three further doubles and one twin. AAA’s asking price is EUR 25,900,000.Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
November 29, 2022