16 March 2012
The most interesting dichotomy to emerge from the market in recent months is that between the sales of fast boats and explorer yachts. While racers were proving hard to sell, explorer yachts have dropped relatively little in price and are still being built – although theirs will always be a niche market
25 January 2012
In 2011, clients tentatively reacquainted themselves with the superyacht industry. A dearth of customers in the preceding three years had withered prices, left shipyards empty and flooded the marketplace with the yachts of nervous owners. The landscape that buyers have stepped back into has changed – and it offers them a much better footing
18 November 2011
Reports of price updates reached an extraordinary 75 in October, the highest figure in 2010 or 2011. It can be compared 48 in October last year – when many brokers agree things looked worse for the industry than they do now
14 October 2011
September saw reports of new orders outstrip brokerage sales for the first time in two years
26 September 2011
While slipping from 30 sales in July to 12 in August may seem a dramatic drop, it follows a pattern – a spring spike and a late-summer slump – that has held for the past three years.
19 August 2011
July saw 29 yachts sold, compared to 17 a year ago, an increase of 71%. Amongst them were two of the largest yachts in the world - the 82m Alfa Nero and the 73.3m Silver Zwei, both of which changed hands last month
21 July 2011
June saw 34 sales, compared to 21 a year ago, an increase of 62%. Although there were more sales, they were smaller yachts. Indeed only two yachts over 50m were sold compared to 5 in June 2010.
15 June 2011
May was a record month on several fronts, with yacht sales passing the €1 billion mark, a month ahead of last year and three months earlier than in 2009.
16 May 2011
April saw the momentum developed in March 2011 continue, particularly as it saw the first yacht over 70 metres sold so far this year.
16 April 2011
Last month saw the pace set in February continue to speed up, with more yachts sold than in any month since December 2009.