Having sold 45m Karia this week, Thom Conboy at BYS is looking positively to the close of 2013. “Karia is an extremely high quality boat built by one of the top Turkish yards”. Echoing similar sentiments from brokers as of late, Conboy shares “the yachting industry is seeing a strong uptick in both new and used boat sales this season.” Following new strength at MYS and FLIBS, Conboy feels “the show season fared extremely well and I think we’re going to seeing increased strength for the close of this year.” Not only has 2013 shown improvements, Conboy thinks “with the dwindling inventory, I believe new builds will become much stronger into next year”.

The week running 12 - 18 November saw three sales completed, eight new central agencies announced and eight price reductions made.

Superyacht Sales

The largest sale completed this week was through Moran Yacht & Ship with 49.9m 2007 Trinity Yachts built Mine Games. Listed at $19,950,000, Galati Yacht Sales represented the buyer.

As mentioned, Conboy sold 45m 2012 RMK Marine built Karia this week. She was jointly listed with Burgess at €19,000,000 with Fraser Yachts representing the buyer.

Karia sold this week

Whyko has sold 2010 Leopard Yachts build, 32m Addiction in house at a price of €4,500,000.

New Central Agencies

There were eight new CAs announced this week, dipping slightly from the nine announced last week. The new listings had a total combined length of 306.08m, with their combined asking prices totalling €52,026,756 ($69,542,288).

The largest new CA announced this week was through Merle Wood & Associates with 1997 Feadship built Daybreak. Measuring 47m LOA, she is on the market at $19,750,000.

Five new listings from Fraser Yachts this week: Harry Peralta has listed 42.5m 2003 Cantieri di Fiumicino built Aktobe for sale at €7,800,000; Bill Thiem is the new agent for 2006 Astelleros M. Cles built 39.6m Centium, on the market at €8,900,000; Joshua Gulbranson has listed 2000 Westport built 39m Endless Summer for sale at $8,495,000; joining Gulbranson is Michael Selter in the sale of 35.96m 1988 Brooke Marine built Deep Blue, priced at $1,590,000; and Scott French has listed 29.57m 2006 Hargrave built HP 4 for sale at $3,695,000.

David Nichols of International Yacht Collection is joined by Merle Wood & Associates with 36m 1994 Azimut built Shalimar, on the market at $3,790,000.


The final new listing this week is another one from Merle Wood & Associates with 1991 Feadship Van Lent built 36.45m Our Toy, priced at $9,900,000.

Price Reductions

Price reductions rose back up to eight this week, compared with the one reduction from last week. The following yachts are still on the market and looking for buyers:

The largest yacht to be reduced this week was 43.8m Oceanco build, Deep Blue II. Listed through Frank Grzeszczak and Frank Grzeszczak Jr at International Yacht Collection, her new price is $9,900,000.

David Lacz at Bartram & Brakenhoff Yacht Brokerage has reduced 41.8m 1994 Palmer Johnson built Syrenka to $6,495,000.

Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage has announced the new price for 30.27m Witsen & Vis built Sprezzatura at €980,000.


Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates have reduced 40.92m 1995 Lurssen built Blind Date to $6,495,000.

John Cohen at Merle Wood & Associates has listed 40.23m 1990 Oceanfast built Echo at $4,995,000.

Stephen Barnes and Christopher Cooke at United Yacht Sales have reduced 1997 Crescent build, 34.75m Cloud Nine, to $1,590,000.

The final two reductions this week are from Yachtzoo: 38m 1996 Oceanfast, Perseverance II has been reduced with Merle Wood & Associates to $4,995,000; and 1991 Broward built 33.53m Island Time is now priced at $1,750,000.

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