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Top 10 superyacht sales of 2018

Fleet Market
Written by
Vivian Hendriksz

2018 was an eventful year for the superyacht industry, not just in terms of superyacht launches, but also when it came to superyacht sold. With the end of the year just around the corner, we look back on some of the most significant used superyacht sales of 2018 and share them with you below.  

Oceanco - 110.1m Jubilee  Jubilee motor yacht by OceancoPhoto: BurgessAfter sitting on the market for over a year with an asking price of €275,000,000, Burgess announced the sale of the 110.1-metre motor yacht Jubilee earlier this month. Built by Oceanco and delivered to her original owners in 2017, the 4,523 GT superyacht features an exterior design by Lobanov Design and an interior by Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni. Able to accommodate 34 overnight guests in 17 cabins, including a master cabin, 2 VIP staterooms and 12 double cabins, she is also capable of carrying up to 41 crew members. Jubilee’s sale is first on our list as it is the most valuable used superyacht sale of the year.  

Lürssen Yachts - 110m Raya (ex: Ona) Ona in MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesComing in second place, we have the 110-metre superyacht Raya (ex: Ona, Dilbar) who was sold in October after being put up for sale with an asking price of €250,000,000. She was put up for sale after her former owner took delivery of his new superyacht, the 156m Dilbar, in 2016. Built by German shipyard Lürssen in 2008 and launched under the name Dilbar, she features an exterior design by Tim Heywood and an interior by Alberto Pinto. This 5,148 GT motor yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests in eight guest rooms, whose every need is overseen by a crew of 20.  

Oceanco - 95m Neom (ex: Indian Empress) Indian Empress in CannesPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesNext up we have the 95-metre Oceanco superyacht Neom, formerly known as Indian Empress, who was sold at auction in September for €35,000,000. Her new owner, Sea Beauty Yachting Limited, placed their winning bid during her re-auction after the former winner of the Maltese court-ordered auction, Credityacht Ltd failed to pay their €43,500,000 bid in time. The 3,176 GT motor yacht was previously impounded by the court in Malta in March this year after her original owner abandoned Indian Empress in September 2017 over unpaid maritime bills. Built by the Dutch yard in 2000, Neom features an exterior and interior design by The A Group. She can accommodate 32 guests who are taken care of by a crew of 42.  

Abeking & Rasmussen - 81m Grace (ex: Kibo) Kibo at anchor in MonacoPhoto: Bruno Buisson / SuperYacht TimesY.CO announced the sale the of 81-metre superyacht Grace (ex: Kibo) in November. Built-in 2014 by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen at their facility in Lemwerder, she was delivered to her original owner in June of the same year. Featuring an exterior and interior design by British designer Terence Disdale, this 2,306 GT custom motor yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. This includes a spacious owner’s stateroom on the upper deck, with 180-degree views forward, a VIP cabin located forward on the main deck and four identical double guest cabins. Grace also offers accommodation for a crew of 23. She was listed with an asking price of €129,000,000.  

Oceanco - 75.7m Wheels (ex: Anastasia) Anastasia arriving in MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesPreviously listed as the biggest brokerage deal of the year before the sale of Jubilee, the 75.5-metre Oceanco motor yacht Wheels (ex: Anastasia) was sold this August after being listed via Fraser and Burgess for €75,000,000. Launched by the Dutch yard in 2008, she is the third project from its Y700 generation line-up following the launches of Amevi and Alfa Nero in 2007. Her exterior and interior design stems from the drawing board of Sam Sorgiovanni, while her naval architecture is the work of Azure Naval Architects. This 1,991 GT can accommodate up to 12 guests on board, with her extensive owner’s suite spanning two levels.  

Perini Navi - 73.3m Nautilus  (ex: Grace E)  Grace E running Y.CO announced the sale of the 73.3-metre superyacht Nautilus (ex: Grace E) this March. Listed for sale by Fraser, she had an asking price of €78,500,000 at the time of her sale. Built by Italian yard Perini Navi in 2014, this 1,867 GT explorer yacht features an exterior design by British studio Philippe Briand and an interior design by French studio Rémi Tessier. On board, she can accommodate up to 12 guests across seven generous staterooms in addition to a crew of 22. At her time of sale, Nautilus was listed with an asking price of €78,500,000.  

Turquoise Yachts - 72.6m Honor (ex: Vicky) Vicky in Eze-sur-MerPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesThe 72.6-metre superyacht Honor (ex: Vicky)  was sold this March, after being listed for sale in early 2016. Built by Turquoise Yachts in 2012, she was delivered to her original owner under the name Vicky. This 1,730 GT custom motor yacht is among the largest to have ever been built in Turkey and features an exterior and interior design by H2 Yacht Design. Honor can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven cabins, including one master suite, 1 VIP and five double cabins as well as 19 crew members. She was listed with an asking price of €52,000,000.  

Lürssen Yachts - 70.2m Saint NicolasSaint Nicolas cruisingThe classic 70.2-metre, Lürssen motor yacht Saint Nicolas was sold in late November this year, after being listed for sale by Fraser in October 2017. Built by German shipyard Lürssen in 2007, the full-displacement yacht was well maintained by her single previous owner, undergoing a refit in 2016 and 2017. The 1,938 GT full-custom motor yacht features an interior design by Espen Oeino and an interior design by Italian designer Francesco Zuretti. Spanning six decks, Saint Nicolas is able to accommodate up to 12 guests across seven cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite and VIP stateroom. At the time of her sale, she was listed with an asking price of €46,700,000.  

Perini Navi - 70m Badis (ex: Sybaris)  Sybaris arriving in MonacoPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesLastly, we have the 70-metre full-custom sailing yacht Badis (ex: Sybaris), who was sold in October after being listed for sale by Perini Navi USA and eventually sold by Edmiston. Built by Perini Navi in 2016, this superyacht’s unique exterior was created by the Italian shipyard, with Philippe Briand consulting on her naval architecture. Her special interior’s stem from the design studio PH Design. Badis is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in six staterooms, including a master suite and five double rooms.  

Amels - 68.5m Lady E (ex Lady S)Lady S in SardiniaPhoto: Charl van Rooy / SuperYacht Times

Having been listed for sale by Burgess, the 68.5-metre Amels motor yacht Lady E changed hands in July following an in-house deal handled by the company. Launched as Lady Anne P.B, Lady E was custom built by Amels in 2006 and features an interior and exterior design by Walter Franchini. The yacht's interior offers a timeless La Modern French-period design from the grand salons of the 1920s.

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