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The biggest yacht sales of 2024 so far

2 July 2024 • Written by Gemma Harris and Holly Margerrison

As we pass over the midpoint of 2024, the brokerage market continues to evolve. While BOATPro data indicates an overall decline in yacht sales during the first quarter compared to previous years, the top tier of the market remains buoyant, with transactions ranging from well-maintained older yachts to converted shadow vessels and charter regulars. BOAT looks at the most expensive sales of the year so far… 

New Secret

Length: 74m
Builder: Amels

Changing hands from her original owner, the 74-metre Amels New Secret sold earlier this year with Ian Sherwood and Stephanie Bosi of Burgess representing the seller and Jonathan Barbe of Edmiston for the buyer. Built by the Dutch shipyard, she was delivered in 2017 and is the second hull to the first (Plsv Vltra) from the 242 Limited Edition series. The yacht’s Winch-designed interior accommodates 14 guests. The new owner will enjoy a separate deck with a private foredeck lounge, his and her en suite, and a lounge. Amenities include the 8-metre pool flanked by sun pads for lounging, a bar, a touch-and-go helipad and a wellness centre featuring a massage room, sauna, and juice bar.

New Secret was asking €109,000,000.

Read More/74m Amels superyacht New Secret sold

B2 (now HBC)

Length: 85.7m
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen

Exactly halfway through the year, the 85.7-metre superyacht B2 was sold with Adam Papadakis and Rob Lander at Moravia Yachting representing the seller and Merle Wood of Merle Wood & Associates representing the buyer. Delivered in 2009, the yacht joined the market after a four-million-euro refit with an all-new interior, designed by Winch Design and completed in 2022. Other notable dates include the seven-metre extension of her hull in 2020, allowing for a vast beach club which opens on three sides and a glass-bottom swimming pool. B2 is characterised by her blue hull and ice-white superstructure, with clean lines courtesy of Reymond Langton Design. Accommodation is for 22 guests across 11 cabins.

B2 was asking €79,000,000.

Read More/86m Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht B2 sold

Alfa

Length: 70m
Builder:
Benetti

Only privately and lightly used, the 70-metre Benetti yacht Alfa was sold in February with Fraser's Vassilis Fotilas for the seller and Anton Foord of Ocean Independence representing the buyer. Delivered in 2020, her modern exterior was designed in-house, while the contemporary and simple interiors are courtesy of Laura Pomponi. Neutral colour palettes and natural materials were used in the accommodation for 12 guests across seven cabins, with an elevator connecting four of the five decks. The master suite on the private owner's deck sports an office, massage room, breakfast corner and exterior lounge overlooking the touch-and-go helipad. Her full-beam beach club with fold-out balconies creates an additional lounge when underway. The enclosed stern supports the infinity pool further up on the main deck aft, which effortlessly transforms into a shallow pool ideal for younger guests, or levels out to create a dancefloor for parties.

Alfa was asking €67,000,000.

Read More/70m Benetti motor yacht Alfa sold

Drizzle (now Vassa)

Length: 68.8m
Builder: Feadship

The 68.8-metre Feadship only had one owner since it was delivered in 2012 as Drizzle. Sold by the central agent Jonathan Syrett of Hamilton Marine International representing the seller, she joined the market following the completion of her Lloyds 10-year Special Survey in May 2022. The yacht, now christened Vassa, has had comprehensive maintenance schedules and is fresh from her last refit in 2019, resulting in her near-perfect condition upon the sale. There are five cabins accommodating up to 12 guests within the contemporary interiors designed by RWD. Other features include a fitness studio, a tender garage full of toys and an advanced entertainment system.

Drizzle was asking €63,000,000.

Read More/69m Feadship superyacht Drizzle sold and renamed Vassa

Come Together

Length: 60m
Builder:
Amels

Amels' 60-metre Come Together was sold just less than three months after a change of central agency to Edmiston. The yacht was sold with Alex Busher and Charles Carveles from Edmiston representing the seller and Josh Gulbranson of Fraser introducing the buyer. Delivered in 2022, Come Together is the first in a new generation of Amels 60 Limited Edition superyachts and marks the shipyard's first collaboration with designer Espen Øino. She is instantly recognisable by her bronzed exterior and geometric elements, including her four trapezoid hull windows forward, and her custom Winch Design interior. Come Together can accommodate up to 12 guests across six cabins.

Come Together was last asking €59,950,000.

Read More/60m hybrid Amels superyacht Come Together sold

Kogo

Length: 71.7m
Builder:
Alstom Leroux Naval Shipyard

In March, the 71.7-metre Kogo sold with Burgess’ Dominic Millman representing both the buyer and seller. This 2006 ice-classed yacht was penned by Tim Heywood and built by French shipyard Alstom Marine. Accommodation is for 14 guests across seven contemporary-styled cabins courtesy of Terence Disdale. The owners’ suite on the main deck features a private study and walk-in wardrobe. Spacious living areas mean plenty of comfortable dining and entertaining opportunities, with a team of 22 crew on hand. Throughout the yacht, there is state-of-the-art entertainment on offer, including a bridge deck lounge with outdoor cinema. Meanwhile, other highlights include the sun deck with a sheltered Jacuzzi and a large beach club with a swim platform for on-the-water fun. Kogo also offers a helicopter landing pad for easy access.

Kogo was asking $62,500,000.

Read More/72m Alstom motor yacht Kogo sold

Luna B (now AHS)

Length: 66m
Builder: Oceanco

Luna B was sold, with Vesa Kaukonen of Large Yacht Corp representing the seller and Matt Albert of Superyacht Partners for the buyer. The 66-metre Oceanco yacht with a classic canoe stern has undergone various name changes and developments; initially beginning as Dilbar in 2005, she underwent a complete 16-month rebuild in 2019 and is now renamed AHS after the sale in January. The various features are a testament to her success as a charter yacht and include a spacious sundeck with a 19,000-litre pool, a helipad that transforms into a sun lounge and a unique cinema room. Accommodation is for 16 guests in eight cabins designed by the late Alberto Pinto.

Luna B was asking €42,500,000.

Read More/66m Oceanco motor yacht Luna B sold

Ambrosia

Length: 64.8m
Builder: Benetti

Originally delivered in 2006 and benefitting from a substantial refit in 2017, Ambrosia sold this May with Gregory Gheraia of Blackorange acting for the seller and Bryan-Somerset Mehut of Moana Yachting introducing the buyer. The 64.8-metre  Benetti superyacht was the fourth yacht her experienced owner purchased from the group and has used it exclusively since. She showcases the collaborative work of Francois Zuretti for the interior and Stefano Natucci, Benetti and Espen Øino for exterior and naval architecture. The yacht with Azipod propulsion and wheelchair access accommodates 14 guests. A sizeable main deck saloon boasts a sit-up bar and a baby grand piano, while the formal dining room caters to entertaining. The most intriguing highlight is her “Stargate Room,” an informal dining and cocktail lounge with a lunar theme. Its ceiling displays star constellations linked to the yacht’s GPS, changing according to the location. With the deal came an 8.2-metre Vikal limousine tender and a 7.5-metre Tresco custom GRP tender. 

Ambrosia was asking €35,800,000.

Read More/65m Benetti Ambrosia sold

KD (now Alulim)

Length: 53m
Builder: Sanlorenzo

In May, the 53-metre motor yacht KD was sold with Geoff Moore of West Nautical representing the seller and Bernard Blossier of BB7seas representing the buyer. The yacht was delivered by the Italian shipyard in 2018 as part of the extended Steel52 series with an exterior by Officina Italiana Design and interior by Tiziana Vercellesi. KD sleeps up to 12 guests in six cabins and boasts a glass-bottomed swimming pool with sun pads either side on the aft deck. Further highlights include a sundeck with a Jacuzzi, bar and grill amidships and plenty of seating and tables for al fresco dining. 

KD was asking €33,000,000.

Read More/53m Sanlorenzo motor yacht KD sold

Dapple (now Wingman)

Length: 67.2m
Builder: Damen Yachting

Under contract for just 18 days after being announced for sale, Dapple was sold by Ben Ritchie of Y.CO. Originally built by Damen Yachting, she was delivered in 2014 to an avid scuba diver as a support vessel to a mothership. Scuba diving facilities onboard include a customised dive centre and professional decompression chamber. Other features that give rise to her off-the-beaten-track capabilities include her 8,700 nautical mile range, an onboard hospital, an array of tenders and toys and options for helicopter and submarine operations. A new owner can utilise the yacht as a standalone vessel if required, with three of 13 cabins used for guests, reducing the crew size from 20 to 16. It has been reported that the yacht was purchased by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and the yacht has been renamed Wingman.

Dapple was asking €28,000,000.

Read More/67m Damen Yachting support vessel Dapple sold

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