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Top 11 largest yachts sold in 2018

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Dal Kikin
January 1, 2019

Particularly strong for the megayacht market, 2018 has seen many deals go through the market. Yacht Harbour looks at the largest yachts sold so far in 2018 through its proprietary Timeline system.

#1 Jubilee

Length: 110m / 361 ft

Asking Price: €275,000,000

Yard: Oceanco (2017)

Built by Oceanco for the late, former emir of Qatar, the yacht was put on the market shortly before its delivery at an asking price of €275 million. Designed by Russian designer, Igor Lobanov, the yacht's exterior features fake, intermediary decks that make the yacht appear larger than it is when looked at from afar.

Now owned by an American billionaire according to several industry sources, Jubilee can accommodate up to 32 guests in 16 cabins and carry a crew of 45. Key amenities onboard include a swimming pool with a built-in aquarium, a helipad and a large beach club.

#2 Ona

Length: 110m / 360 ft

Asking Price: €250,000,000

Yard: Lurssen (2008)

Famously built as Dilbar, the 110-meter Lurssen was renamed to Ona by Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, when the new, 156-meter Dilbar was delivered in 2016 and became the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage. First listed for sale at the end of 2016 asking €250 million, Ona was later no longer publicly marketed for sale. Earlier this year, her name was changed to Raya presumably by a new owner although the yacht remains berthed at the same location in Monaco.

#3 Indian Empress

Length: 95m / 312 ft

Selling Price: €35 million

Yard: Oceanco (2000)

Built in 2000 by Oceanco in the Netherlands as Al Mirqab, the 95-meter yacht remains one of the most iconic on the water. Refitted in 2006 and renamed to Indian Empress by Indian billionaire, Vijay Mallya, the yacht was famously auctioned off by Malta after failures to pay creditors and crew. Following several attempts, the yacht was sold for €35 million and renamed to Neom following the sale.

#4 Kibo

Length: 82m / 268 ft

Asking Price: €129,000,000

Yard: Abeking & Rasmussen (2014)

Delivered in May 2014 by Abeking & Rasmussen to Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut according to Forbes, the 82-meter Kibo was designed by Terence Disdale. Listed for sale in 2018 asking €150 million, the yacht's asking price was then reduced to €129,000,000 in August and ultimately sold in November. Following the sale, the yacht was renamed to Grace and a 54-meter Amels under the name Grace was listed for sale.

#5 Anastasia

Length: 75m / 246 ft

Asking Price: €75,000,000

Yard: Oceanco (2008)

Launched as Oceanco's hull Y703 in 2008, Anastasia was delivered amongst an uptick in the superyacht market. According to Forbes, she also became the first of a series of 3 yachts that her Russian billionaire owner, Vladimir Potanin would build at Oceanco.

Initially listed on the market in 2012, when her owner took delivery of the 88.5m Oceanco, Nirvana, Anastasia was first asking €125 million. The newly delivered Nirvana was also listed for sale around the same time asking €230 million. After nearly two years, asking prices were first reduced and the yachts were eventually taken off the market as shows the Timeline index.

Made available for charter since then from €600,000 per week, Anastasia came back on the market last summer asking €75 million. Around the same time, the 88m Barbara, an improved version of Nirvana, was delivered to her owner according to Forbes. Now, Anastasia has been sold, switching names to Wheels.

#6 Grace E

Length: 73m / 240 ft

Asking Price: €78,500,000

Yard: Perini Navi (Picchiotti) - 2013

Delivered in 2013 by Picchiotti, part of the Perini Navi group, Grace E was instantly met with a positive reaction at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2014 thanks to a unique design. In Q2 2017, the yacht was listed for sale and ultimately found a buyer in March 2018.

#7 Sybaris

Length: 70m / 230 ft

Asking Price: €88,000,000

Yard: Perini Navi (2016)

The second largest sailing yacht built by the yard since the Maltese Falcon, Sybaris was built for American businessman Bill Duker in 2016 by Perini Navi. The yacht was listed for sale in April 2017 asking €88 million and sold at the same asking price in October 2018.

#8 Saint Nicolas

Length: 70m / 230 ft

Asking Price: €46,700,000

Yard: Lurssen (2007)

Saint Nicolas' started as one of 3 yachts built by American entrepreneur Warren E Halle at Lurssen, in what had been a golden era of yacht flipping, during which developers would commission a yacht with the intent of selling it immediately after or even before launch. In 2008, Project Nemo was sold for €71,500,000 and became known as Saint Nicholas. According to Forbes, its buyer was Russian billionaire, Vasily Anisimov.

Refitted in 2017, Saint Nicolas was listed on the market in the third quarter of 2017 at an asking price of €65 million. She then underwent a series of price reductions, most recently in September 2018, before now being sold at an asking price of €46.7 million.

#9 Lady S

Length: 68.5m / 225 ft

Asking Price: €59,000,000

Yard: Amels (2006)

Initially built by Amels in the Netherlands in 2006 under the name Lady Anne PB, the yacht was first sold in 2011 and renamed to Lady S. Following 2 refits in 2013 and 2015, the yacht came on the market in Q1 2018 asking €59,000,000. The yacht sold just before the summer.

#10 Damen 6711

Length: 67m / 220 ft

Asking Price: €28,500,000

Yard: Damen (2014)

Formerly the support vessel for Flying Fox, the 6711 support vessel was built as part of Damen's fast support ship programme. Listed for sale in July 2017, the yacht was sold asking €28,500,000 in February 2018. Amongst its key features are a helipad, diving center and 275 square meters of open deck space to transport toys.

#11 Vanish

Length: 66m / 217 ft

Asking Price: €85,000,000

Yard: Feadship (2016)

Delivered in 2016 by the Dutch shipyard, Vanish was introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show later that year. Designed in a light, modern feel, the 66-meter has a high ceilings and an impressive interior volume. Listed for sale in October 2018, the yacht was reported as sold in December 2018 asking €85 million.

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