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The biggest sailing yachts to join the market in 2022

21 December 2022 • Written by Holly Overton

The sailing yacht market experienced a small boost in 2022 with 52 sales secured - a 24 per cent increase on last year - and more than 120 new listings, according to BOATPro. We look back on the biggest sailing yachts to join the market in 2022...


Length: 56.4m
Builder: Alloy Yachts

Salvaje was delivered in 2014 as Mondango 3 and was one of the largest to leave the sheds at New Zealand-based shipyard Alloy Yachts. Her profile and naval architecture are the work of Dubois Naval Architects and she joins the market with a new set of 3Di sails and an overhaul of the engines and rigging. Highlights include a lifting keel, a climate-controlled cockpit protected by sliding glass side screens and curved glass doors, as well as a spa pool on the aft deck.

Salvaje is asking €29,500,000 with Edmiston.


Length: 55m  
Builder: FNM

Elena looks deceptively classic, but she was actually launched in 2009. She is a replica of a racing schooner of the same name that took part in the 1928 King’s Cup trans-atlantic race, sailing from New York to Santander in record time. She is based on original 1910 drawings by designer Nathanael G. Herreshoff and is a tribute to the golden age of yachting. Built with racing bones, her crew has collected plenty of silverware since her launch - Elena has won Antigua Classic Week, Les Voiles de St Tropez and Monaco Classic Week.

Elena is asking €12,000,000 with Y.CO.


Length: 49m
Builder: Perini Navi

Silenco was launched in 2001 as the third unit in Perini Navi's popular 50 metre series. Not only is she a comfortable cruiser with a Christian Liaigre interior, she is also racing royalty with class wins at the Perini Navi Cup and Loro Piana regattas. Two aluminium masts stand 52 metres and 35 metres tall with custom captive reel winches and electric furlers for the genoa and staysail. Silencio was extensively refitted in 2012 and again in 2021 where she completed her 20 years ABS survey and received a new suit of sails from Evolution including a mainsail, mizzen and genoa.

Silencio is asking €13,500,000 (VAT paid) with Edmiston.

Francesco Petrarca

Length: 49.4m  
Builder: Benetti

Francesco Petrarca has quite the history. Built in wood by Benetti, she started life in 1941 as a commercial ship used to transport marble from Carrara in Tuscany to Alexandria in Egypt. Some twenty years later, she was found languishing in an Egyptian port by engineer Giorgio Varvaro who set about restoring her and converting her into a yacht. She was re-rigged as a three-masted staysail schooner and enjoyed twenty more years of cruising before she changed hands in 1999 and was refitted once more.

Francesco Petrarca is asking €1,900,000 with Edmiston.


Length: 47.4m    
Builder: Mengi-Yay

Gweilo is a two-masted schooner built in cold-molded epoxied wood and offered for sale following an extensive refit in 2022. A traditional-style rig and a long keel is the work of Gerard Dykstra and creates a comfotable ride for guests. Her interior is finished in dark panelled woods and rich fabrics with accommodation for eight.

Gweilo is asking €5,800,000 with Fraser.


Length: 45.26m    
Builder: Perini Navi

Blush has enjoyed an enviable charter record on both sides of the Atlantic and has been cruising since her launch in 2007. The popular Perini Navi is offered for sale following an extension refit period to the tune of €1.8 million including her fifteen-year class survey. For owners looking to host larger groups on board, her master suite can be divided into two to create a fifth cabin. 

Blush is asking €12,495,000 with Camper & Nicholsons.


Length: 43.9m
Builder: Alloy Yachts

Encore is an all-rounder. Since hitting the water at New Zealand shipyard Alloy Yachts in 2013, she has competed in many a regatta, where her carbon rig and Dubois pedigree come into their own. Equally, she is a proven world cruiser and can remain autonomous for up to six months thanks to considered freezer capacity, tankage and storage, paired with a range of 4,000 nautical miles. She is offered for sale by her original owners with low engine hours. 

Encore is asking $19,995,000 with Camper & Nicholsons.

Zaca A Te Moana

Length: 43.8m
Builder: De Amstel

Zaca A Te Moana is based on a classic 1920s schooner by the name of Zaca that was famously rescued and restored post-war by actor Errol Flynn. Owner Ed Kastelein, who has a passion for restoring classic yachts, decided to commission a lookalike that was launched in 1992 with design by Oliver Van Meer and named Zaca A Te Moana. She has proven her mettle crossing the Atlantic regularly and completing the trip in as little as 10 days thanks to her powerful fore-and-aft rig that allows her to achieve 12-16 knots under sail. She can sleep 12 guests and carries a crew of 10.

Zaca A Te Moana is asking €2,100,000 with IYC.

More about this yacht

Alloy Yachts   56.4 m •  2014
FNM   55 m •  2009

Yachts for sale

FNM   55 m •  10 guests •  €8,995,000
Alloy Yachts   56.4 m •  10 guests •  €29,500,000
Perini Navi   45.26 m •  12 guests •  €12,495,000

Yachts for charter

FNM   55 m •  8 guests • Price from €100,000 p/w
Alloy Yachts   56.4 m •  11 guests • Price from €230,000 p/w

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