, 2022-11-01 02:00:00,
The superyacht market preserves a historically high pace. By the end of the 3rd quarter of 2022 the overall sales of 30m+ yachts in 2022 are already higher than sales of any previous whole year except 2021 in almost all segments of the market. The sales skyrocketed in the 2nd half of 2020 as many buyers, including first-time yacht purchasers and former charterers, came on the market in search of an asylum and a safer means of transportation in the middle of the pandemics.
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For many sellers, the post-Covid surge in demand became a signal to enter the market with speculative asking prices. This provided an increase in new listings in the beginning of 2022. However the buyers, which remain cost-conscious as ever, keep looking for reasonably priced opportunities, including off-the-market yachts. 2022 Q2 sales saw a small drop-off from the 2021 figures in almost all size segments of the superyacht market, though the sales were still higher compared to the corresponding periods of 2018, 2019 and of course 2020. The lack of supply and world events have understandably slowed the market. Besides, sales activity is generally quieter in summer as brokerage yachts become busy with owners’ use and active charter schedules.
As an ending mark of the summer season in the Med and ahead of the autumn yacht shows Monaco and Fort Lauderdale, the brokerage market demonstrated a surge in the number of owners putting…
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