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 €4.18 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: €4,180,000