While 2020 has been a difficult year, the brokerage industry has been surprisingly resilient following a surge in summer sales, owned in part to owners looking to spend their summers "closer to home", according to Northrop & Johnson chief commercial officer Cromwell Littlejohn. That said, the market has taken a slight dip in comparison to last year with 341 yachts sold in 2020 compared to 404 sold in 2019, according to BOAT Pro data. That's a grand total of £1.869 billion this year versus £2.464 billion last year in asking prices. As 2020 draws to a close, we take a look at the most expensive brokerage sales of the year (so far)...
The most expensive superyacht sales of 2020
The 73 metre motor yacht Hasna, listed for sale by Burgess, was sold with the buyer introduced by Y.CO. Delivered by Dutch yard Feadship in 2017 and styled inside and out by British studio RWD, Hasna is a fully custom steel and aluminium displacement yacht boasting an 11.9 metre beam.
The 74 metre CRN motor yacht Odyssey II was jointly listed for sale by Burgess and Fraser and sold with the buyer introduced by Fraser. Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure to Lloyd’s Registry standards and MCA compliant, Odyssey II was delivered to her owner in 2017. She features exterior styling by Zuccon International Project while Winch Design created her palatial interiors, which are believed to total in excess of 1,000 square metres.
Odyssey II was asking €84,000,000 and is now named Lady Jorgia.
The 67.6 metre motor yacht Aurora Borealis, which was listed for sale at Fraser, was sold with the buyer introduced by Burgess. Built in steel and aluminium with exterior design by Tim Heywood, she is the first hull in the Amels 220 Limited Edition range. Aurora Borealis was delivered in June 2019, making her debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. British design studio Winch Design was appointed to style the interiors.
Aurora Borealis was asking €79,500,000 and is now named Neninka.
A new Westport 164 motor yacht, listed for sale by Westport Yacht Sales, was sold with the buyer introduced by Miles Yachts in Palm Beach, Florida. Westport's design and engineering teams collaborated with world-renowned designer Donald Starkey and prominent naval architect William Garden to develop a refined hull form for exceptional ocean-going performance.
The Westport 164 was asking $42,495,000.
The 66.4 metre motor yacht Okto, listed for sale at Camper & Nicholsons International, was sold with the buyer introduced by Althaus Luxury Yachting. Okto is a fully custom yacht in steel and aluminium and the first of her kind, delivered by Italy’s ISA yard in 2014 to a design by Valicelli Yacht Design.
Okto was asking €39,000,000.
The 62 metre Feadshipsuperyacht New Hampshire, listed for sale by Cecil Wright & Partners, was sold with the buyer introduced by Worth Avenue Yachts. Built in steel and aluminium, this De Voogt-designed yacht was delivered in 2005 and, since her earlier 2016 sale, has seen nearly €8 million spent on upgrades.
New Hampshire was asking €38,950,000 and is now named Prediction.
The 68 metre Nobiskrug superyacht Triple Seven, jointly listed for sale by Edmiston & Company and Burgess, was sold with the buyer introduced by Moran Yacht & Ship. Custom built by German yard Nobiskrug and delivered in 2006 with the build number 777, Triple Seven is designed inside and out by Newcruise.
Triple Seven was asking €38,000,000.
The recently-launched 50 metre Heesen motor yacht Project Triton was sold by Thom Conboy at Heesen USA with the buyer introduced by Denison Yachting. Project Triton is a traditional full-displacement steel hull with an exterior designed by Clifford Denn and characterised by a flared, bulbous bow and a bold profile inspired by classic car design. She is the second in Heesen’s 50 metre Steel class following the delivery of her sistership Omaha in 2018.
Project Triton was asking €33,900,000.
The 60 metre sailing yacht Perseus 3, jointly listed for sale by Fraser with Edmiston & Company, was sold in an in-house deal at Edmiston. With naval architecture by Ron Holland, Perseus 3 was built in aluminium by Italian yard Perini Navi and delivered in 2015 as the second hull in its new generation series of 60 metre sailing superyachts.
Perseus 3 was asking €25,995,000.
The 49.98 metre motor yacht Cecilia, listed for sale by Camper & Nicholsons International, was sold in an in-house deal. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, Cecilia was built in aluminium by Italian yard Wider to RINA class and delivered in 2019, going on to collect a coveted Neptune trophy at the 2019 World Superyacht Awards.
Cecilia was asking €25,900,000 and is now named Stern.