As we edge closer towards the new year, we take a look back on the rollercoaster of 2020 and some of the biggest new yachts to join the brokerage market, including Lürssen's military-style Skat and Benetti's house of glass Luminosity...
The biggest yachts listed for sale in 2020
Built in steel and aluminium by Italian yard Benetti to a design by Azure Naval Architects, Reymond Langton Design, Zaniz Interiors and Giorgio Cassetta, the 107.6 metre motor yacht Luminosity is brand new in 2020, offering a two-year builder’s warranty. A luxurious modern interior accommodates as many as 27 guests in 12 cabins, comprising a master suite on the owner’s deck and 11 cabins below deck including a four-berth children’s/staff cabin.
The 95 metre Lürssen-built Madsummer was a late entry to this list after popping onto the market in December 2020. Delivered in 2019, she made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show and went on to scoop a Judges’ Commendation at the 2020 World Superyacht Awards. Her interiors by Laura Sessa are filled with colour and can accommodate up to 12 guests split between 10 cabins. Madsummer's beach club houses a full-blown wellness centre and there's room on the aft deck to hold a Husky seaplane which doubles as a dancefloor when not in use.
Built in steel and aluminium by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, the 85.65 metre motor yacht C2 was delivered in 2009 and joins the brokerage market for the first time since her launch. C2 can sleep up to 31 guests across 15 cabins with further accommodation sleeping a crew of 27. The owner's suite sits in pride of place forward on the upper deck, accessed via a private corridor with two children's cabins off to the side. The remaining guest accommodation is split across three decks, comprised of 11 guests cabins and a VIP suite. A glass elevator services all guest decks.
The 85 metre motor yacht Ace was built by German yard Lurssen with both exterior and interior design by Winch Design and delivered in 2012 with her most recent refit in 2019. With a beam of 13.8 metres and a four metre draught she has a capacious interior, sporting a classic design and a layout that accommodates 10 guests in five cabins and 30 crew.
Built in steel and aluminium by Turkish yard Yachtley to a design by Alpha Marine, the 80 metre motor yacht Elements is Lloyd's classed and SOLAS compliant, with delivery in 2019. An elegant interior by Cristiano Gatto welcomes 24 guests in 12 cabins consisting of a master suite, two VIP suites, four doubles and five twins. All cabins have entertainment centres, Sony television screens and full en-suite bathroom facilities.
Delivered in January 1992, the 74.98 metre motor yacht Leander G was formerly owned by the late Vice-Admiral Sir Donald Gosling KCVO RNR for two decades. Built in steel and aluminium by the German yard Peene Werft on the Baltic Sea, she was built under the supervision of Claus Kusch. An English country home style interior by Pauline Nunns accommodates as many as 20 guests in 10 cabins consisting of a master suite, VIP suite, three doubles and five twins, all with en suite bathroom facilities.
Bleu de Nimes
The 72.25 metre motor yacht Bleu de Nimes was built by England's Clelands yard in 1980 and has two large decks within her hull giving vast spaces for owner and guests. Her interior, designed by Pier Vittorio Cerruti, accommodates as many as 21 guests in nine staterooms and she cruises at 12 knots. A four-year rebuild, which began in 2016 and was completed early in 2020, saw a 16-metre extension added midships.
Built in steel and aluminium by German yard Lurssen to a design by Espen Oeino, the 70.71 motor yacht Skat was delivered in 2002 and immediately attracted worldwide attention with her military-style profile, finished in grey. An interior by Marco Zanini accommodates up to 12 guests in seven en suite cabins comprising a master suite, four doubles and two twins.
Named after the soar of an eagle, the 68.2 metre motor yacht Soaring was built in steel and aluminium by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen, designed inside and out by Focus Yacht Design and delivered in March 2020. Her sophisticated and elegant 1,500GT interior can sleep up to 12 in six guest cabins, including a master suite on the aft upper deck which features sliding doors opening onto the owner's private aft deck.
Originally built as the support vessel to Ace, the 67.15 metre motor yacht Garcon was constructed in steel and aluminium by Dutch yard Damen and delivered in 2012. Offering further deck space, below deck storage, accommodation, workshops, offices and fuel supply, she is able to significantly extend yachting operations while avoiding the cost of a yacht large enough to provide the same capability.