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Top 10 superyachts sold in 2012

It’s that time of year when we reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months. We looked at the largest yachts launched in 2012 on Monday. Yesterday we reviewed the largest yachts that were delivered to their owners this year. And today it's the turn of the 10 largest superyachts sold in 2012.

The overall sales numbers are slightly down: 247 yachts have sold in 2012 (we are expecting at least a couple more before the end of the year) compared to 263 in 2011. It is noticeable that the top of the market is down: we recorded 9 sales of yachts over 60m this year, compared to 15 last year. But at the same time, many new orders were recorded: you'll discover them in our next update tomorrow.

no name | 139.3m | $280,000,000 (estimated)

The largest sale of the year happened one month ago. No official details were provided, but we know for sure that one of the ten largest superyacht in the world changed hands. This famous vessel is now supposed to be based in the United Arab Emirates. Her price was not revealed either, but we think $280 million is a reasonable guesstimate.

Smeralda

77m | Hanseatic Marine | 2012

Asking price withheld

Launched in mid-March 2012 under the name Smeralda, Sea Stallion is the third motoryacht in Hanseatic Marine's series of Espen Oeino’s distinctive long, narrow, fuel-efficient designs.
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Graffiti

73.51m | Nobiskrug | 2012

€75,000,000 (estimated)

Launched under the name Graffiti, the 73.51m Nobiskrug motor yacht Flying Fox changed hands before her delivery. A sistership of Mogambo, she's also designed by Reymond Langton.
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Numptia

70m | Rossi Navi | 2011

Asking price withheld

Numptia was built by Rossinavi in 2011 with exterior styling by Design Studio Spadolini and naval architecture by Axis Group. Sold in June 2012, she was renamed High Power III.
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Stimulus

65.5m | Palmer Johnson | 2013

Asking price withheld

The project Stimulus was one of the first sales in 2012. She will be also the first PJ210 to be launched in 2013.
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New Sunrise
61.3m | CRN | 2000

$28,500,000

The sale of New Sunrise was one of the last sales this year. Built in 2000 by CRN to a design by Studio Scanu, she was one of the finest yachts available on the market.
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Hakvoort 61m
61m | Hakvoort | 2015

Asking price withheld

This new 61m Hakvoort superyacht is the second new order sold by Moran Yacht & Ship in the list. Designed by by the duo of Diana/Sinot Yacht Design, she will be delivered in 2015.
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FB255
60m | Benetti | 2014

€48,000,000

Another new order, but this time sold by Fraser Yachts. This magnificent 60m Benetti motor yacht will be delivered to an Asian client in May 2014.
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Blue Eyes
59.5m | CRN | 2009

Asking price withheld

No extra details were revealed about the sale of the 59.5m Blue Eyes. However, the yacht is now renamed Blue Eyes of London.

Vicky
59.4m | Beglietto | 2009

€35,000,000

Sold in time before the delivery of his new yacht to the owner, Vicky remains today the flagship of the Italian yard Baglietto.
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