While this year's brokerage market could not quite match the record-smashing results of 2021, there were still more than €3.6 billion in sales secured. Out of the 600 superyachts to change hands in 2022 so far, we look back on the most significant - and most expensive - sales of the year...
Lürssen delivered Golden Odyssey in 2015 to Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, as a replacement for an 80 metre vessel of the same name. In October 2022, the yacht exchanged hands in a court-ordered private sale in Malta. Golden Odyssey's overall length makes her the 36th largest yacht in the world, featuring an exterior by Martin Francis and interior design by Alberto Pinto. Little else is known about the elusive superyacht and her shipyard remained tight-lipped throughout her build. Golden Odyssey was recently spotted pulling into the Blohm+Voss shipyard for a refit under new ownership.
Asking €130,000,000 with Burgess
Elandess was built in Germany by Abeking & Rasmussen and remains the shipyard's second-largest launch to date. An exterior and interior by British studio Harrison Eidsgaard won her four Neptunes at the 2019 Design and Innovation Awards with judges applauding her showstopping semi-submerged Neptune lounge with windows that extend above and below the waterline and amphitheatre-style seating. Elandess can accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 rooms with spaces designed to suit three generations of a family. She has been renamed M'Brace.
Elandess was sold by Burgess and Seattle Yachts.
Asking $95,000,000 with Burgess
The Delta Marine superyacht Albatross was sold in-house in December 2022 after only 10 weeks on the brokerage market. Paired with Delta Marine's naval architecture, the yacht features an exterior design by the award-winning Espen Øino and interiors by Francois Zuretti. Albatross comes as a fully-equipped explorer vessel with an impressive 7,400 nautical mile range, a helipad and a full-beam garage for up to five tenders. The yacht welcomes 12 guests in six suites and had only ever been used privately prior to her first listing in September 2022.
Albatross was sold by Burgess and KAYZ Marine.
Asking €95,000,000 with Fraser
The mighty Carinthia VII was due to attend the Monaco Yacht Show this year but sold before she could make it to Port Hercule. Her iconic profile with its sweeping reverse is the work of Tim Heywood, finished in 'Carinthia Blue'. Onboard amenities include a helipad on the yacht's bow, Jacuzzi on the sundeck, gym, sauna, and various lounge and dining spaces scattered throughout the vessel's near-100-metre length. Carinthia VII can welcome 14 guests across her six decks and 16-metre beam.
Carinthia VII was sold by Fraser and RYacht.
Nobiskrug's Tatoosh was delivered in 2000 as the world's 12th-largest private yacht. In the past two decades, she may have tumbled down the ranks as shipyards push the 100-metre mark but she is still regarded as one of the most memorable builds of her time. Her exterior is the collaborative effort of Bastiaan Sonneveld and Claus Kusch, with interiors by Terence Disdale and Achille Associates. Onboard features include a French limestone fireplace, a six-foot-deep swimming pool on the aft deck, two helicopter pads, a cinema and room for 19 guests with an additional 30 crew. Tatoosh was famously owned by Microsoft co-founder and technology billionaire Paul Allen.
Tatoosh was sold by Fraser and Burgess.
Asking €85,000,000 with IYC
The flagship of Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts, Tatiana, features a "bullet-like" appearance penned by Unique Yacht Design with an interior by H2 Yacht Design that incorporates a light colour palette, textured materials and use of precious stones throughout. She was even shortlisted as a finalist in her size category for best displacement motor yacht at the 2022 BOAT World Superyacht Awards. Sold in January, Tatiana houses a bar, Porsche-designed pool table, indoor swimming pool, cinema and various lounge spaces.
Tatiana was sold by IYC and Fraser.
Asking €78,500,000 with Burgess
The steel and aluminium Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht Secret was delivered in 2013 and sold after more than three years on the market. The yacht features an exterior by Sam Sorgiovanni with a loud Jim Harris interior that sleeps 12 guests in six cabins, comprising a master suite, VIP suite, four doubles and a guest cabin. The main saloon features as the yacht's primary gathering space with an abundance of seating beneath a chandelier and a sit-up bar facing the aft deck. Elsewhere, the yacht has Quantum zero-speed stabilisers and twin Caterpillar diesel engines that supply a cruising speed of 14 knots topping out at 16.5 knots. She was renamed Sea Pearl.
Secret was sold by Burgess and Fraser.
Asking €75,000,000 with SuperYachtsMonaco
Penned by legendary superyacht designer Espen Øino with naval architecture by Laurent Giles, Stella Maris was delivered by Italian yard Viareggio Superyachts as their flagship in 2013. The yacht's contemporary interior decor was styled by Michela Reverberi and features a calm, neutral colour palette. Stella Maris offers accommodation for a total of 12 guests in seven cabins with extensive wellness facilities including two spa pools, a sauna, hammam, a dedicated massage room and a gym all within the lower deck beach club.
Stella Maris was sold by SuperYachtsMonaco and World Yacht Group.
Asking €59,000,000 with Burgess
Originally Lammouche, the motor yacht from Sanlorenzo has been renamed twice since its 2021 delivery as Cloud 9 and then Lemon Tree shortly after it was purchased in April of this year. The vessel was designed by Italian studio Officina Italiana Design with her interiors the collaborative work of Francesco Paszkowski Design and Margherita Casprini. Her four decks offer two swimming pools, a large owner's apartment on a private upper deck and a sky lounge that can be turned into a cinema area for the yacht's 12 guests. The yacht is powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines for a top speed of 16.5 knots and is currently available for charter with Y.CO from €485,000 per week.
Cloud 9 was sold by Burgess and United Yacht Sales.