35m Oceanfast superyacht Perseverance II sold

Written by Elodie Behravan

The 34.79m superyacht Perseverance II (ex: Mercedes II) has been sold, with Justin Onofrietti from Denison representing the buyer in the deal, and Joel Brakha from Interglobal Yacht Sales representing the seller.Perseverance II yachtPhoto: DenisonBuilt in 1996 by Australian shipyard Oceanfast, she received a major refit in 2012. Her exterior design is from the drawing boards of Bannenberg & Rowell, and she features a unique interior by the Australian studio Sam Sorgiovanni Designs. Her four staterooms can comfortably accommodate up to eight guests, and comprise one owner’s cabin, two doubles and one twin. Equipped with two MTU TE94 engines, she cruises at 17 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 19 knots. 

At the time of sale, Perseverance II was listed at an asking price of $3,790,000.

Market statistics courtesy of SuperYacht Times iQ

- In 2018, Australia-built yachts sold at an average asking price of €8.1m, equivalent to €21,218 per GT
- Last year, Oceanfast sold one yacht which had an asking price of €2.4m or €7,534 per GT
- In 2018, yachts built between 1998 and 2002 sold at an average asking price of €4.2m, equivalent to €13,748 per GT
- In 2018, yachts in the 32-36-metre range sold at an average asking price of €4.4m, or €22,504 per GT

Comparable sales courtesy of SuperYacht Times iQ

- Bang!, a 2000 34-metre Benetti, had a last asking price of €3.8m, equivalent to €15,384 per GT
- Today, there are six Oceanfast yachts for sale, at an average asking price of €7.8m
- Perseverance II had a last asking price of €3.3m or €11,036 per GT

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