41m Ocean Sapphire has been sold with Floating Life representing the seller. The 2010 build is well known for its extreme design and as being the third launch in the YachtPlus Signature Series, which were built by Rodriquez in Sarzana, Italy.
The yacht’s unique design concept is the product of world-renowned architect Norman Foster, of Foster + Partners. Ocean Sapphire was formerly under fractional ownership with YachtPlus, but has now been sold outright to a new owner with a final asking price of €6.5 million.
According to Manuel Maiano from Floating Life, Ocean Pearl is the only one of the YachtPlus Signature Series that still operates under a fractional ownership structure, after Ocean Emerald was sold by Camper & Nicholsons last December for €5.5 million.
Ocean Sapphire boasts large deck spaces with a 2,790 ft² interior and a 2,495 ft² exterior; there is a consistency to the design whereby the teak main deck continues through into the saloon. The natural light coming from the floor-to-ceiling windows and transparent glass spiral staircase also supplements the contemporary interior styling.
The average selling price for 35-45m post-2010 built motoryacht re-sales is €14.84 million. One would expect a post-2010 build, in most circumstances, to have retained re-sale value around this figure, but Ocean Sapphire’s priced-to-sell final asking price was significantly below the industry average.
Year of build: 2010
Final asking price: €6,500,000