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SYT iQ: Heesen Yachts' performance on the used yacht sales market

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Ralph Dazert

Heesen Yachts is one of the top superyacht builders in the world having built 99 yachts over 30-metres so far. These yachts have a total length of 4,307-metres, an average length of 43.5-metres and an average volume of 416 gross tonnes (GT). In the past 10 years, the company has completed a total of 41 superyachts.Heesen yard in OssPhoto: Heesen YachtsUsed Market

Of the 99 30-metre plus Heesen yachts in operation, there are currently 22 yachts for sale on the market, which is 22.2% of the Heesen fleet in operation. Compared to the market average of 23.1% this is slightly lower. The total combined length of these yachts is 977-metres with an average length of 44.4-metres and an average volume of 442GT.

The average price of a yacht on the used Heesen yacht market right now is €15 million. When looking at the price per GT, we can see an average price of €34,000 per GT. Looking just at the yachts that have been built since 2010, which are a total of eight yachts, there is an average price GT of €43,000 per GT.

On average, the 22 Heesen yachts for sale have been on the market for 825 days. On average, these yachts are 14 years old. The youngest Heesen yacht for sale is Book Ends from 2017, while the oldest is Lady Arlene from 1988. Book Ends CruisingPhoto: Jeff Brown / Breed MediaNew yachts coming on the market per year

In the last two years, between two and four used superyachts built by Heesen came on the market. The first quarter of 2017 and the third quarter of 2018 saw the highest number of Heesen yachts come to the market.Heesen Yachts used yachts new to market 2017, 2018 and Q1 2019Photo: SuperYacht TimesThe most recent Heesen yachts to be listed for sale are Galactica Star and Inception, which both came on the market during 2019.Galactica Star yacht exteriorYachts sold 

In the past two years, a total of 20 used Heesen yachts were sold, with sales shared equally between 2017 and 2018. The first quarter of 2019 is the first in eight quarters in which no used Heesen yacht has been sold.Heesen Yachts used yacht sales 2017, 2018 and Q1 2019Photo: SuperYacht TimesIf we look at the used Heesen superyachts sold in the last two years, then they were on the market for an average of 913 days. For the total used fleet sold in the last two years, this average stood at 563 days.

The 20 Heesen yachts sold in the last two years represented a total value of €220 million in terms of final asking prices. Their average last asking price was €11.7 million per yacht or €28,100 per GT. The largest Heesen yacht sold in this time period was the 49.8-metre Rocket, while the smallest was the 30.7-metre Zabava (previously Pokrov II). With a final asking price of €24,500,000, Rocket was also the highest valued Heesen yacht to be sold, while Zabava had the lowest final asking price at €2,100,000. 

Rocket at Dubai International Boat Show 2019Photo: Tom van OossanenTop 5 Heesen Yachts for Sale

One of the most interesting Heesen yachts on the market right now is, of course, the 65-metre Galactica Star. The yacht will be auctioned off in May 2019 with a minimum bid of $42 million required.

The five largest Heesen yachts for sale right now are:

  • Galactica Star - 65m - 961GT - 2013 - $42,000,000 ($43k per GT)

  • Quite Essential - 55m - 781GT - 2011 - €29,500,000 (€37k per GT)

  • Inception - 50m - 637GT - 2008 - $29,500,000 ($46k per GT)

  • Septimus - 49.8m - 499GT - 2011 - €23,250,000 (€46k per GT)

  • Ventura - 49.8m - 496GT - 2013 - €26,000,000 (€52k per GT)

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