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Seven of the most expensive superyachts listed for sale in 2023

15 December 2023 • Written by Nick Jeffery

Out of the largest seven superyachts to be newly listed for sale in 2023, three have been sold and four remain on the market as the year ends, with one newly listed mid December.

The list, compiled from BOATPro data, includes one of the most expensive brokerage sales in history – by asking price – and a total of 25,322GT and 703 metres LOA of yacht (averaging 3,617GT and 100 metres LOA per yacht).

Listed in 2023 and sold:

Ahpo (2021, 115m Lürssen)

Ahpo sold with Moran Yacht & Ship in May, three months after being listed at an asking price of €330,000,000. Designed by Italy-based Nuvolari Lenard, the 5,257GT vessel sports a vast beach club, spa with hammam and sauna, a winter garden, 12-seater cinema and an owner's duplex suite. She was originally sold as a new-build project by Moran Yacht & Ship. Countless materials were specified on the interior according to Lürssen's project manager, Tanja Peters, who worked closely with the owner's team.

Kismet (2014, 95m Lürssen)

Kismet, renamed Whisper, sold in September, three months after a major €20 million price drop to €149,000,000 and change of central agency to Chris Cecil Wright of Cecil Wright & Partners, with Will Christie of Christie Yachts representing the buyer. Designed by Monaco-based Espen Øino, the yacht was originally commissioned for Shahid Khan whose brief demanded "caviar and champagne", which was achieved in part with her jet-black mast and champagne-coloured hull. The 2,928GT yacht's interior is by Reymond Langton Design who specified a two-storey-high video wall and 350kg chandelier.

Madsummer (2019, 95m Lürssen)

Madsummer was sold in-house by Moran Yacht & Ship in September, the same month she was put on the market at an asking price of €227,500,000. London-based Harrison Eidsgaard designed the 2,851GT yacht and won a Judges' Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards 2020. Madsummer's "modern beach house vibe" interior is by Laura Sessa.

Listed in 2023 and for sale:

Pelorus (2003, 115m Lürssen)

Pelorus was officially signed up by Dominic Millman at Burgess in January, asking €185,000,000. The 5,403GT yacht, with 24-guest capacity in 12 cabins, was designed in the UK by Tim Heywood with an interior by Terence Disdale who specified an informal beach club feel. The DNV-classed, pedigree superyacht, refitted in 2017, sports four pools, a steam room and a plunge pool as well as a cinema room with "sink-in" sofas.

Attessa IV (2010, 101m WYG)

Attessa IV is a new entry having joined Merle Wood & Associates' sales fleet mid-December at an asking price of €149,500,000. Lying in Mexico, the 2,864GT is fitted with Kevlar-lining in both hull and superstructure as well as bulletproof windows. She accommodates 18 guests in nine staterooms and the owner's apartment has direct access to a private helipad. Originally built in Japan, she was rebuilt over a period of four years by Washington Yachting Group (WYG) in Vancouver, Canada.

Moonlight II (2005, 91m Neorion)

Moonlight II joined the market with David Legrand and Alain Auvare of Fraser in May at €85,000,000 and had a €17,000,000 price reduction to €68,000,000. Originally named Alysia, she was the brainchild of the late Andreas Liveras who briefed designers Alpha Marine to install a large spa in the 36-person, Passenger Ship-certified 3,056GT yacht. A vast beach club, cinema, grand piano, elevator to all decks and an owner's apartment with private access to its Jacuzzi on deck are other standout features.

Lady Lara (2015, 91m Lürssen)

Lady Lara became a joint central agency with Max Bulley and Gary Wright of Y.CO and Merle Wood of Merle Wood & Associates in September, on the market for the first time. She is asking €230,000,000. Designed inside and out by British studio Reymond Langton Design, the 2,945GT yacht sports two swimming pools, one of which transforms into a dance floor, the other featuring a swim-up bar. A dedicated owner's deck includes a library and private exterior deck.

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Lurssen   91 m •  2015
Lurssen   95.2 m •  2014

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