The numbers for the first month of the year are subdued, but month-on-month comparisons are not always enlightening – the sales figure at least is on a par with that of January last year.

January 2013 in numbers

New orders Launches Deliveries New for sale Price updates Yachts sold

Brokerage Sales

We were told of 18 superyacht sales in January compared with 29 in December 2012 and – more reassuringly – with 15 in January 2012.

The largest this January was 61m 2006 Feadship motor yacht April Fool, which was asking $59,950,000 (the highest price among the month’s sales) followed by 45.7m 1990 Feadship motor yacht Lady Allison asking $9,900,000. The lowest asking price was €350,000 on 24m motor yacht Diversion, built in 1997 by Italian yard Baia. Of note among the three sailing yachts sold was 56m, 2004 Perini Navi Zenji, which was asking €26,900,000.

Nine of the yachts sold were Italian-built and five Dutch.

Superyacht sales in 2012

New to the market

Thirty-two superyachts came to the market in January, compared with 28 the month before and 27 in January last year.

Fifteen of the yachts were Italian-built, five American, three Dutch, three British and three Turkish. The largest and most expensive yacht that came on to the market was 50m Delta motor yacht Happy Days, built in 2006, which is asking $34,500,000. The least expensive was 30m sailing yacht Okan, built in 1992 by Turkish yard Aegean, which was asking €330,000.


Price reductions

There were 47 price updates in January, compared with 45 in December and 52 in the same month last year.

The 55m 2011 Heesen motor yacht Quinta Essentia was cut by €5,000,000, 13 per cent of its previous €39,500,000 asking price. This follows a 10 per cent reduction in December. The 75.5m 2009 Lurssen motor yacht Northern Star dropped by €14,000,000, an 11 per cent reduction on old asking price of €129,000,000. The 70.10m 2000 Benetti motor yacht Reverie reduced from $55,000,000 to $49,500,000, a 10 per cent drop.

The biggest two per centage drops were both 28 per cent – on 30m, 2011 Tecnomar motor yacht Aurora, now asking €3,230,000 and 40.45m, 2003 Mondo Marine motor yacht Blue Belle, now asking €5,700,000.


New orders

We were told of three new orders in January, a 63.33m Hakvoort motor yacht, a 35m Admiral Tecnomar motor yacht and a 26.82m Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht. There were six in December and eight in January last year.

New superyacht orders in 2012


The overall month’s tally came to nine launches, including two sailing yachts – 40m Perini Navi / Yildiz State of Grace and 38.14m RMK Marine / Oyster Twilight. This is a marked increase on December’s six and 11 in January 2012.

The largest yacht launched in January was Chopi Chopi an 80m CRN motor yacht. The next largest yacht was considerably smaller, the 44.65m Feadship motor yacht Blue Sky.

Superyacht launches in 2012


There were just two deliveries in January, 62m ICON Yachts motor yacht Maidelle and 34.11m Italyachts motor yacht Phoenician. This is compared with seven in December and seven in January last year.

Superyacht deliveries in 2012
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