Particularly strong for the megayacht market, 2018 has seen many deals go through the market. Yacht Harbour looks at the largest yachts sold so far in 2018 through its proprietary Timeline system.




Length: 110m / 361 ft

Asking Price: €275,000,000

Yard: Oceanco (2017)

Built by Oceanco for the late, former emir of Qatar, the yacht was put on the market shortly before its delivery at an asking price of €275 million. Designed by Russian designer, Igor Lobanov, the yacht's exterior features fake, intermediary decks that make the yacht appear larger than it is when looked at from afar.

Now owned by an American billionaire according to several industry sources, Jubilee can accommodate up to 32 guests in 16 cabins and carry a crew of 45. Key amenities onboard include a swimming pool with a built-in aquarium, a helipad and a large beach club.

#2 Ona



Length: 110m / 360 ft

Asking Price: €250,000,000

Yard: Lurssen (2008)

Famously built as Dilbar, the 110-meter Lurssen was renamed to Ona by Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, when the new, 156-meter Dilbar was delivered in 2016 and became the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage. First listed for sale at the end of 2016 asking €250 million, Ona was later no longer publicly marketed for sale. Earlier this year, her name was changed to Raya presumably by a new owner although the yacht remains berthed at the same location in Monaco.




Length: 95m / 312 ft

Selling Price: €35 million

Yard: Oceanco (2000)

Built in 2000 by Oceanco in the Netherlands as Al Mirqab, the 95-meter yacht remains one of the most iconic on the water. Refitted in 2006 and renamed to Indian Empress by Indian billionaire, Vijay Mallya, the yacht was famously auctioned off by Malta after failures to pay creditors and crew. Following several attempts, the yacht was sold for €35 million and renamed to Neom following the sale.

#4 Kibo



Length: 82m / 268 ft

Asking Price: €129,000,000

Yard: Abeking & Rasmussen (2014)

Delivered in May 2014 by Abeking & Rasmussen to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut according to Forbes, the 82-meter Kibo was designed by Terence Disdale. Listed for sale in 2018 asking €150 million, the yacht's asking price was then reduced to €129,000,000 in August and ultimately sold in November. Following the sale, the yacht was renamed to Grace and a 54-meter Amels under the name Grace was listed for sale.




Length: 75m / 246 ft

Asking Price: €75,000,000

Yard: Oceanco (2008)

Launched as Oceanco's hull Y703 in 2008, Anastasia was delivered amongst an uptick in the superyacht market. According to Forbes, she also became the first of a series of 3 yachts that her Russian billionaire owner, Vladimir Potanin would build at Oceanco.

Initially listed on the market in 2012, when her owner took delivery of the 88.5m Oceanco, Nirvana, Anastasia was first asking €125 million. The newly delivered Nirvana was also listed for sale around the same time asking €230 million. After nearly two years, asking prices were first reduced and the yachts were eventually taken off the market as shows the Timeline index.

Made available for charter since then from €600,000 per week, Anastasia came back on the market last summer asking €75 million. Around the same time, the 88m Barbara, an improved version of Nirvana, was delivered to her owner according to Forbes. Now, Anastasia has been sold, switching names to Wheels.




Length: 73m / 240 ft

Asking Price: €78,500,000

Yard: Perini Navi (Picchiotti) - 2013

Delivered in 2013 by Picchiotti, part of the Perini Navi group, Grace E was instantly met with a positive reaction at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2014 thanks to a unique design. In Q2 2017, the yacht was listed for sale and ultimately found a buyer in March 2018.




Length: 70m / 230 ft

Asking Price: €88,000,000

Yard: Perini Navi (2016)

The second largest sailing yacht built by the yard since the Maltese Falcon, Sybaris was built for American businessman Bill Duker in 2016 by Perini Navi. The yacht was listed for sale in April 2017 asking €88 million and sold at the same asking price in October 2018.




Length: 70m / 230 ft

Asking Price: €46,700,000

Yard: Lurssen (2007)

Saint Nicolas' started as one of 3 yachts built by American entrepreneur Warren E Halle at Lurssen, in what had been a golden era of yacht flipping, during which developers would commission a yacht with the intent of selling it immediately after or even before launch. In 2008, Project Nemo was sold for €71,500,000 and became known as Saint Nicholas. According to Forbes, its buyer was Russian billionaire, Vasily Anisimov.

Refitted in 2017, Saint Nicolas was listed on the market in the third quarter of 2017 at an asking price of €65 million. She then underwent a series of price reductions, most recently in September 2018, before now being sold at an asking price of €46.7 million.




Length: 68.5m / 225 ft

Asking Price: €59,000,000

Yard: Amels (2006)

Initially built by Amels in the Netherlands in 2006 under the name Lady Anne PB, the yacht was first sold in 2011 and renamed to Lady S. Following 2 refits in 2013 and 2015, the yacht came on the market in Q1 2018 asking €59,000,000. The yacht sold just before the summer.




Length: 67m / 220 ft

Asking Price: €28,500,000

Yard: Damen (2014)

Formerly the support vessel for Flying Fox, the 6711 support vessel was built as part of Damen's fast support ship programme. Listed for sale in July 2017, the yacht was sold asking €28,500,000 in February 2018. Amongst its key features are a helipad, diving center and 275 square meters of open deck space to transport toys.




Length: 66m / 217 ft

Asking Price: €85,000,000

Yard: Feadship (2016)

Delivered in 2016 by the Dutch shipyard, Vanish was introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show later that year. Designed in a light, modern feel, the 66-meter has a high ceilings and an impressive interior volume. Listed for sale in October 2018, the yacht was reported as sold in December 2018 asking €85 million.

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Brokerage company Moran Yacht & Ship has announced that 125-metre superyacht Project Gaja is sold. Moran is a project manager for this stee-hulled superyacht with an expected delivery in 2023 for a repeat client.Not much known yet about the exterior and interior designers , but it is already known that the yacht will accommodate up to 20 guests in 11 cabins, while crew quarters is for 40 people. Other key details include a beam of 18.5 metres and draught of 4.8 metres.125-metre in length, with a beam of 18.5 metres and draught of 4.8 metres, Project Gaja will be built in Northern Europe. Gaja will be equipped with all the perks superyachts have : a superyacht helipad, beauty salon, spa, sauna, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor cinema, dance floor, gym and elevator, storage room for all the imaginable toys and tenders.
The 25th superyacht Amels 180 sold
Dutch shipyard Amels has announced the sale of a new 55-metre Amels 180 from the Amels Limited Editions range. Planned to be delivered in spring 2020, she will become the 25th Amels 180 delivered since shipyard Amels its Limited Editions to yacht building in 2007.“The owner will be exploring many destinations around the world,” comments Rutger Dolk from the Amels sales team. “He was looking for a yacht that was built to travel the world and that is exactly what Amels Limited Editions yachts offer. We’re looking forward to delivering this new Amels yacht to her owner in 2020.”Will Christie of Y.CO represented the buyer in this sale. Y.CO’s build team will also supervise the outfitting of the yacht. The Tim Heywood design will be completed with custom interiors by Laura Sessa.“The sale of the 25th Amels 180 is a milestone because it demonstrates the strength of our Limited Editions proposition,” notes Director Sales Rob Luijendijk. “When we first introduced our concept of fast delivery with custom interiors and a standardised technical platform more than a decade ago, I don’t think anyone expected that the market would develop so quickly. A big factor in our success is our determination to keep pushing ourselves, evolving and tailoring each Limited Editions yacht to meet each client’s unique requirements. Each yacht has its own character and the next one will, too.”The Amels Limited Editions range has grown with six designs from 55-metres to 83-metres. In total Amels has sold 40 Amels Limited Editions yachts since 2007.
Superyacht Project 8X unveiled at Sunseeker
Sunseeker International has announced their new model Project 8X, with a fresh design direction of Sunseeker's new generation of larger models and shows the company's passion for bringing more exciting products to market. Project 8X boasts latest cutting-edge design and innovative process of build, which drastically differs from the current Sunseeker range. She has striking lines, incredible volume for her size, a sophisticated open-plan interior and a new concept of beach club concept, offering four times the are of a traditional bathing platform design. A key feature to be found throughout the yacht is the ample exterior space; designed with entertainment in mind, she offers plentiful seating, dining and sunbathing options across multiple spaces, all with new recessed ambient lighting central to their appeal.Project 8X is set to surprise and delight at every turn. Every single element has been carefully considered in meticulous detail, exuding a sophistication and detail hitherto only found in custom superyachts.Commenting on the launch of Project 8X, Sean Robertson, Sales Director at Sunseeker International, said: “We are immensely excited about the launch of this project which we believe will dictate this sector for years to come. Her exterior and interior are fundamentally very different from the current range. Sunseeker prides itself on producing the world’s finest luxury performance motor yachts and the design and engineering behind Project 8X epitomises our next generation of larger models. Whilst each new model is still quintessentially and unmistakeably a Sunseeker, this exciting new yacht will, without doubt, reinvent the market when it launches next year.”
142-meter superyacht Project Redwood launched by Lurssen
142-meter Project Redwood has been launched by Lurrsen. The details are coming from brokerage company Moran Yacht & Ship, which sold the yacht. This vessel is the largest yacht ever sold and built by a brokerage company in the history of yachting. Designed by the team at Nuvolari & Lenard, Project Redwood is being built to a Moran Yacht & Ship specification and her construction is being overseen by them.Image courtesy of Moran Yacht & ShipIn September, 2015 Project Redwood's sale was announced, as a 139-meter project. Now, she's 3 metre longer and boasts six deck, as well as other features, such as sports and diving centre, a large swimming pool, two helipads and a whole bunch of tenders. Completion is scheduled in 2020.Nuvolari & Lenard created her interior design, which will be able to accommodate up to 36 guests in 20 staterooms. The yacht will also be able for long-range and efficient global explorations. More details coming soon.
Is the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top the perfect chase boat?
A new Chase Boat has entered the market and it’s quickly climbed the ranks to our number one spot, says Chase Tenders.We’re finding it difficult to find another Chase Boat that offers the perfect mix of boating and hospitality like that of the AXOPAR 37 Sun-top. High-build quality, unique in design and versatile, the Sun-Top is ideal for owners, guests and crews alike.If you’ve ever asked yourself the question ‘How does a Chase Boat benefit us more than a traditional garaged tender or RIB?’ we think the Sun-Top might be the answer. We understand that, in the world of 35 foot plus superyacht tenders, there’s a broad range of high-quality boats, all promising stand-out features that can quickly turn heads. So, to make things easier, we’ve broken down why the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top is the Chase Tender team’s Chase Boat of choice for the coming season. Let’s start with the space on deck, offering a range of different social dimensions. The Sun-Top offers an extended length roof when compared to its T-Top counterpart; offering maximum shade and weather protection, and with a full-length Sunbrella canvas section that can be opened with ease, you can quickly turn it into an open boat. You can choose a manually-controlled canopy or upgrade to the fully electrical or fully enclosed options.Underneath the Sun-Top, there are seven fixed seating positions which can be arranged to be forward facing, or seated around a central dining table. The Sun-Top also benefits from a large foredeck seat, where you can sit back and relax or use as a sunbed. With such a large amount of deck space available, the Sun-Top provides an easy walkaround side deck, allowing guests, especially younger ones, to access all parts of the boat comfortably and safely, a standout feature compared to other typical Chase Boats of this size.You can choose to add the optional aft cabin, though as standard, the vessel offers a well-equipped double forecabin featuring a toilet, sink and air-conditioning (if specified). The aft offers a sunbed above, or you can choose a wet-bar with fridge, electric grill and sink in its place. On top of that, the vessel offers up to two drawer-type refrigerators on deck along with two large storage lockers, which holds enough food & drink for all-day hospitality. This is ideal for owners and guests pursuing an al-fresco dining experience wherever and whenever they can.For guests, there is a large amount of deck space aft and a boarding ladder, coupled with a ski frame, making the Sun-top a fantastic choice for watersports enthusiasts. This not only means you have very satisfied guests, but ensures the parent vessel as a package stands out as an exceptional charter amongst its competitors. Chase Tenders has also successfully equipped many Sun-Top models with a bow towing eye, allowing flexibility to conserve its fuel during passage making, or for all crew to be available on the parent vessel.When comparing it to the competition, the AXOPAR 37 Sun-Top comes equipped with a well specified list of options, a pair of Mercury Verado 350HP outboards (capable of 45 knots), delivery and commissioning for circa €210,000 plus TAX. Compare this to an Ex. works, Ex. TAX price of €580,000 for a Wally Tender. When you take into consideration the need to update tenders on a regular basis due to high hours, wear and the need to keep the parent vessel’s treasure chest new and appealing, the Sun-Top certainly offers excellent value.The 37 Sun-Top is available to order from Chase Tenders ready for the 2019 season!Favourite features:· Forecabin - All 37 models have a spacious and bright forecabin with lounge seating, a queen size bed, a fixed cupboard and a toilet with privacy curtains.· Sunbed on Foredeck - The foredeck features a large sunbed with cup holders and optional cushions· Adjustable table in Cockpit - The 37 TT and ST models are fitted with an adjustable table in the cockpit. The front seats can be turned to face the sofa for entertaining 7 guests by the table.· Day Cruiser Aft Cabin - All models can be equipped with a day cruiser cabin on aft deck sleeping 2 persons with twin flush Lewmar roof hatches and side windows.· Walk-around Deck - All 37 models feature a walk-around deck for easy handling and access.· Sun-Top with Sliding Canvas Section - The 37 Sun-Top gets its name from the huge sliding canvas mid section which lets you either enjoy the sunshine in the cockpit or shield yourself from strong sunlight and heat.What clients say:Tristan Mortlock, Captain of MY AWOL:"We bought "Chasing AWOL" (AXOPAR 37 ST) from Chase Tenders beginning of 2018. It was a very easy, pleasant and smooth experience. We are very happy with the result and very happy with the boat. It's been a great addition to the mother ship and we highly recommend it as a chase boat to any vessel. Big thank you to Chase Tenders, we're looking forward to a great summer".Jonathan Wiehahn, Tender Captain of MY Mischief“I’ve had the pleasure of captaining a 37 AXOPAR for the summer. She’s been a great tender and easy to manage and manoeuvre.On the managing side, as it’s a fairly basic boat, there is not much to go wrong. Everything is in an accessible place so doing my morning checks of bilges and all systems it was easy. I really like the improvements from the previous AXOPAR to the current one we have.In calm weather she gets up on the plane easily and just glides through the water. Get the trim tabs correct and trim the engines and you can easily do 48 knots. In slightly heavier conditions you just need to get your angle into the swell right and she just rides right over with easy, keeping guests dry. And close quarter manoeuvres she’s very easy to handle and with the bow thruster you can get into very tight spaces and make it look easy”.Sponsored by Chase Tenders