With the sales of 'Rob Roy' and Project ‘Stimulus’, alongside a 2012-record of 10 new central agencies, and a record-low of just three price reductions on yachts over 30m, the week dating 24–30 January has been the most promising of 2012 yet.…With two superyacht sales over 40m, the highest number of central agency announcements to date in 2012, and the smallest number of price reductions in the past three weeks, this week, dating 24 – 30 January, has been the most promising in superyacht brokerage this year.Superyacht Sales This week Denison Yacht Sales announced the sale of the 41.5m motoryacht .The 2009 Horizon was asking $12.95 million at the time of sale.The second sale of the week was announced by Moran Yacht & Ship, who confirmed the sale of Palmer Johnson’s 65.5m Project ‘Stimulus.’Though one of these sales is a project, the cumulative length of sales this week totals 107m, compared to last week’s 70.39m. 38 months away from delivery, the motoryacht is asking €69.5 million.New Central Agencies The first week of January saw one new central agency, the second saw four, the third saw five, and this week sees that figure double: 10 new central agencies were announced this week – the highest to date in 2012. The third, Jong Shyn Shipbuilding’s Ice Class 170 vessel.Ocean Independence announced three new listings this week. The 52m motoryacht is still under construction – the hull and superstructure have been completed – and is asking $7.5 million.Fraser Yachts confirmed it will handle the sale of two new superyachts this week.
Through its second new listing, Van der Vliet is able to boast the only sailing yacht brokerage activity this week.Its new listing is also the oldest yacht involved in brokerage activity this week.Price Reductions Just eight price reductions took place this week – five less than two weeks ago, and six less than last week.With just three of these reductions taking place on superyachts over 30m, our fingers are crossed that this is a sign of the beginnings of a much more stable year for the industry.
The largest superyacht reduced this week was Proteskan-Turquoise’s by Camper & Nicholsons.
The 58m motoryacht underwent a currency change from euros to dollars, the result being a reduction of approximately $3.7 million.