The superyacht market in November showed a little fewer sales than in the previous month, in spite of numerous price reductions noted in our previous market report. This is clear evidence of a depleted inventory of high quality yachts on the market.
Sales in November were slightly below the levels seen in October (42 vs 50+) with the majority of transactions taking place in the 30-40m segment. However, a number of high profile large yachts found new owners during the last month of the fall.
The flagship deal was the sale of 92.4m Nobiskrug Tatoosh, asking EUR 90,000,000, having spent almost two years on the market. Without exaggeration, this yacht may be called a milestone in superyachting. At the time of her launch 14 years ago only 11 other private yachts exceeded her length. She was one of the first yachts built with an explorer mindset, able to cover 6,800nm on a single tank, and carrying a 13m sailboat as one of her tenders. A working fireplace and a galley in the owner’s suite are just a few features that made her extraordinary at the time of launch.
With this sale the market saw a doubling of 80m+ transactions with six 80m+ deals this year vs three in 2021. Right now, 13 motor superyachts are listed in the 80m+ brokerage segment, topped by the recently added 115m Pelorus.
Another significant sale was 57.5m Twizzle, asking EUR 39,900,000 and being on the market for 144 days. Built by the award-winning Royal Huisman shipyard and equipped with one of the most advanced sailing rig systems ever created, Twizzle offers impressive performance. She carries 1,780sqm of sails and both main and mizzen sails can be hoisted simultaneously in under two minutes.
Rounding out the top three, the Oceanco 59m Helios, asking EUR 37,000,000, also found a new owner after 4 months on the market.
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November’s new listings almost equaled the number of sold yachts (44). This number is far behind the number seen in October (78). The majority of new listings are 30-40m yachts built 10+ years ago.
The most expensive new listings of November are the Lurssen Pelorus, 115m, 2003, (price on application), Unbridled (Trinity), 58.2m, 2009, asking USD 24,950,000, and Atlas(Codecasa) asking EUR 20,800,000.
The number of price reductions and their amounts were also lower this month, with 4,200,000 USD off the asking price of Illusion Plus being the biggest move. The yacht now asks EUR 79,900,000. The 91m Dubawi reduced its price by USD 4,000,000 and is now offered for USD 28,000,000. Another major shift was for 55m Kamalaya, which went from EUR 34,500,000 to EUR 31,500,000.
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Summing up, the inventory of appealing yachts on the market continues to decrease. We expect this trend to put pressure on sales volumes for the rest of the year, even though many owners will be trying to secure deals before winter holidays and we may see further price reductions for some long-selling yachts. Based on the sales figures so far and the existing inventory it’s unlikely that the fourth quarter sales will reach last year’s level. However, we wouldn’t consider this to be the end of the superyacht sales boom (particularly in the 60m+ range) – the demand is strong enough and as soon as the inventory refills with new deliveries market activity will pick up.
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