Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches in June 2014
With just weeks to go until the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show August saw plenty of fleet activity. News included the announcement of several new orders, including a 39.6m Baltic 130 and a 58m Royal Huisman/Dubois collaboration and 88m and 46m orders from new yard Echo Yachts.
Illusion I - Benetti launched 58m Illusion I and delivered the yacht to her owner. She will make her world debut at the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Read more here.
Project Sunrise – Sunrise Yachts launched the second yacht in its 45m series, Project Sunrise (Hull 182). Built for a North American owner, the yacht will debut at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Read more here.
ROCK.IT - Feadship launched 60.35m ROCK.IT, created for an experienced owner who chartered Feadships and appreciated the essence of the brand. Read more here.
Y710 - The 85m hull Y710 was launched by Oceanco at its shipyard in Alblasserdam, Netherlands, the first launch of 2014 for the shipyard. Read more here.
Other launches in August included 40m Thumper and 40m Anyuta from Sunseeker.
Baltic 130 - Baltic Yachts has signed an order for a new 39.6m Baltic 130 superyacht, due for delivery in summer 2016. Read more here.
Dubois/Royal Huisman - Dubois Yachts has offered a tantalising preview of a newly signed design that will be built at Dutch yard Royal Huisman. The "edgy" and "innovative" 58m high-performance sloop is set to be revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show. Read more here.
Echo Yachts – 46m and 88m Newly formed yard Echo Yachts is to build not one, but two new orders: an 84m tri-hull vessel and 46m support vessel. Read more here.
Oyster 115 - Oyster Yachts is close to securing a contract for the construction of the first Oyster 115. The 115, developed in collaboration with Humphreys Yacht Design, will be built in the UK if and when the contract is signed. Read more here.
Mulder 34m – Mulder has joined the hull and superstructure of its latest project, at 34m its largest to date, together. Delivery is on schedule for summer 2015. Read more here.
Elena - On 11 July Heesen's 47m Y/N 16847, formerly Project Margarita, and now christened M/Y Elena, was delivered to her owners. Read more here.
Ester III - Lürssen’s 66m Ester III has completed her sea trials in the Baltic Sea and will now be delivered to her owner by autumn 2014. Read more here.
Okto - Following its delivery of 66.4m Okto to her owner, SuperyachtNews.com spoke to ISA's Hein Velema, who discussed the rebranding of the Italian yard over the last year, in preparation for the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. Read more here.
Win Win - Finnish builder, Baltic Yachts has confirmed the delivery of 33.04m Win Win to her owner. She will now make her way to the Caribbean for a winter of cruising. Read more here.
Umbra - Umbra, delivered in 2010 by Damen, has arrived at New Zealand's Oceania Marine for a three month refit that will include a 2m addition to the stern and exterior repaint. Read more here.
Brokerage Round Up
29 July – 4 August - six sales completed, three new central agencies announced, and six price reductions made. Featuring insight from Eric Trupheme of Ocean Independence. Read more here.
5 - 18 August 2014 – five sales completed, 11 new central agencies announced, seven price reductions made, one price increase and three yachts withdrawn from the market. Featuring insight from Oscar Romaro of Fraser Yachts. Read more here.
19 – 26 August 2014 - two sales completed, five new central agencies announced, and six price reductions made. Featuring insight from Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. Read more here.
For fleet news, check in daily to SuperyachtNews.com. The above news pieces are just a selection of the fleet activity this month, with full reports of the launches this year appearing on SuperyachtNews.com. We cover fleet activity in more detail within the Superyacht Intelligence Fleet Update section of The Superyacht Report, which covers delivered yachts and yachts under build at all stages of their progress.
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