October’s sales tally indicates another bumper end-of-year number. With the 356th yacht of the year sold , luxury yacht sales have just topped the 2013 record figure – itself the best-selling year since before the global financial crisis.
We know of 34 superyacht sales in October, up on September’s tally of 18 and 28 in October 2013. Over the next two months only seven more sales are necessary to top 2013’s tally – itself the best-selling year since before the global financial crisis. The largest yacht sold was 75.75m 2009 Feadship Ocean Victory, followed by the 60m motor yacht Solemates, launched by Lurssen in 2010. Eleven of the yachts were US-built and the same number had an LOA of more than 40m.
New to the market
Thirty-six superyachts came to the market in October, according to out sources, two more than in the previous month but less than the October 2013 tally of 45. The largest was the 57.9m, 2010 Trinity motor yacht Skyfall, followed by the 56m, 2007 Benetti motor yacht Annaeva and the 51.5m Admiral motor yacht project Emotion , due in 2016. Fourteen of the yachts were Italian-built, while eight were US-built.
Ten superyachts were ordered in October, our sources report, the largest being 75.8m motor yacht from Icon Yachts, due for delivery in 2017. Next up was a 62m Rossinavi motor yacht, due 2017, and a 43m from Tansu Yachts, due in 2016.
We know of eight superyacht launches in October, up on the six recorded in September and five in October 2013. The largest was seriously large – a 92.5m Feadship motor yacht known as 1005. Second in size was 62m Benetti motor yacht FB264. Three of the tally were from UK builder Sunseeker.
There were 12 superyacht deliveries according to our records, less than half September’s count of 28 but close to October 2013’s 13. As with launches, the largest was truly large – 95.2m FB264 Kismet II, followed by another from the German yard, 66m superyacht Ester III. Four of the number delivered were Italian-built.