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The 10 most expensive superyachts sold in 2021

With talks of a boom in superyacht sales continuing to echo throughout the industry, 2021 has been one of the best years for superyacht sales with more than 1,000 yachts sold. While each of these add to the current strength of the superyacht sales market, some yachts stick out for their extravagant price tags. Here, we round up the 10 most expensive superyachts sold in 2021.

Octopus yacht

1. Octopus, 126-metres, Lürssen, 2003
Last known asking price: €235,000,000

As the largest superyacht on the list, Octopus was also the most expensive with a whopping asking price of €235,000,000. She was listed for sale by Fraser and Burgess. The iconic Lürssen-built explorer superyacht was sold this past summer and will be available to charter, for the first time since her launch, in 2002 on a two-year worldwide tour beginning in January 2022. Equipped with two helipads, an ROV with a 1.9-mile range, an eight-person submarine, and a range of 12,500 nautical miles, the Espen Øino-designed superyacht lives up to her true ocean explorer capabilities. Octopus accommodates as many as 26 guests across 13 staterooms and is considered to be the largest explorer superyacht in the world. Check out our video here.

Seven Seas arriving in Fort Lauderdale

Photo: @yachtsofnewport2. Seven Seas (Man of Steel), 86.01-metres, Oceanco, 2010
Last known asking price: €131,000,000

Listed for sale earlier this year, Man of Steel, previously known as Seven Seas, was sold after just five months on the market. Her sharp exterior lines were penned by Nuvolari Lenard who also collaborated with Molly Ikaksen on her interiors. Up to 20 guests can be accommodated between nine staterooms, including a full-beam owner’s suite with its own private deck. A glass elevator that serves each of her four decks is among some of the 2,658 GT superyacht’s standout features in addition to a gym, a massage room, and a steam room. She was listed for sale by Alex Busher and Charles Carveles of Edmiston, and Merle A. Wood of Merle Wood & Associates. Thom Conboy and Chris Collins of Denison Yachting introduced the buyer.

Lady Moura yacht by Blohn + Voss in Portofino

Photo: Tom van Oossanen3. Lady Moura, 104.85-metres, Blohm & Voss, 1990
Last known asking price: $125,000,000

Lady Moura was built by Blohm & Voss in 1990 to a design brief by Luigi Sturchio. The 6,359 GT superyacht is spread across seven decks, which have 2,600 square meters of space, complete with a pool, six gangways, a helipad, and plenty of alfresco dining and lounge space. The superyacht is considered to be a pioneer of the beach club, sporting her amidships with easy access to the water with balconies to both port and starboard. Lady Moura’s sale was concluded by Fernando Nicholson of Camper & Nicholsons who represented the buyer and Arne Ploch and Andrew LeBuhn represented the seller. Check her out in SYT 3D here.

Azteca yacht cruising

4. Azteca (Arbema), 72-metres, CRN, 2010
Last known asking price: €65,000,000

Previously known as Azteca, the superyacht Arbema is one of the largest known superyachts to be offered for sale in cryptocurrency, though the form of payment for her sale is unconfirmed. The deal was concluded in-house at Ocean Independence with Anton Foord representing the buyer and Eric Trupheme representing the seller. She was built in 2010 by CRN and has since been regularly maintained, having been most recently refitted in 2021. Nuvolari Lenard penned both her exterior lines as well as her original interiors, which accommodate up to 16 guests across eight staterooms.

Halo by Feadship under sea trials on the North Sea

meters, Feadship, 2015
Last known asking price: €64,000,000

The Harrison Eidsgaard-designed superyacht was sold within just two months of being listed for sale. The 1,001 GT yacht has a three-deck layout and plenty of alfresco dining and lounge space, including her main deck aft. Here, a large L-shaped sofa is found. She has a custom Compass tender and a full store of water toys, scuba diving equipment, and a touch-and-go helipad to her bow. Up to 12 guests are accommodated across six staterooms in her Bernardi + Peschard-designed interiors. Michael Tabor and Brandon Kummer of Kitson Yachts brought in the buyer while Antonio Yturbe of Edmiston represented the seller. Get a closer look at Halo‘s unique exterior design.

Solo yacht in St Barths

Photo: Phillip Silverstein6. Solo, 72-metres, Tankoa, 2018
Last known asking price: €62,900,000

Tankoa delivered its flagship motor yacht, the 72-meter superyacht Solo to her original owner in 2018. Solo was sold earlier this year after several years on the market by Kevin Bonnie of IYC, and Michael Payne, Ed Dickinson, and Kevin Merrigan of Northrop and Johnson representing the seller, while Edmiston represented the buyer. Her exterior lines were penned by Francesco Paszkowski while Ruggiero Srl completed her naval architecture. Her interiors were designed to prioritize guest spaces, sporting multiple saloons spread across her three decks. On deck, she has a spacious sundeck and beach club to aft, which doubles as a water sports center with access to plenty of toys.

Ventum Maris yacht in Porto Cervo

Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times7. Ventum Maris, 65.7-metres, Amels, 2011

Last known asking price: €58,000,000

Amels delivered the 65.7-meter superyacht Ventum Maris to her original owner in 2011 to an exterior design by Tim Heywood Design. Winch Design imagined the yacht’s interiors which accommodate as many as 14 guests across seven staterooms. At 1,503 GT, she has ample guest space both in and outdoors including her spacious main saloon with an adjacent formal dining area with panoramic views. A Jacuzzi and swimming pool are found on the yacht’s sun deck along with a bar. A swim platform is found to her stern while additional sunbathing space is found to her bow. The deal was concluded by Edmiston who introduced the buyer, and Burgess and Camper and Nicholsons who jointly represented the seller.

Anna I yacht cruisingPhoto:

Arcon Yachts8. Anna 1 (Firebird), 67.07-metres, Feadship, 2007
Last known asking price: €53,900,000

Previously known as Anna 1, the 67.07-meter Feadship superyacht was renamed Firebird by her new owner following her sale in September 2021. Stuart Larsen and Dennis Frederiksen of Fraser represented the seller, alongside Konstantin Kolpakov of Arcon Yachts, while Richard Callender and James Munn from Northrop and Johnson represented the buyer in the deal. Michael Leach penned her exterior design while De Voogt Naval Architects took charge of her naval architecture. Launched in 2007, Firebird has since been well-maintained and underwent a comprehensive refit in 2021. As many as 17 guests can be accommodated across six staterooms, including an extravagant split-level owner’s stateroom with double-height ceilings, an office, an ensuite bathroom, and access to a private lounge and foredeck seating area.

Skat yacht by Lürssen cruising

Photo: Guillaume Plisson9. Skat, 70.7-metres, Lürssen, 2002
Last known asking price: €49,500,000

Skat’s distinct military-inspired exterior, designed by Espen Øino, is accentuated by her grey hull and superstructure as well the use of steel, aluminum, and glass. The Lürssen-built superyacht accommodates as many as 12 guests across six staterooms throughout her 1,998 GT interior. Her interior is styled by Marco Zanini and, just as her exterior, grey is the dominant color used throughout. Skat has plenty of standout features, including a Jacuzzi surrounded by  Son pad her Skydeck, and ample alfresco lounge and dining space. Skat was sold with Stuart Larsen of Fraser representing both the buyer and the seller.

Game Changer yacht

10. Game Changer, 72.15-metres, Damen Yachting, 2017
Last known asking price: €49,000,000

After just three months on the market, the 72.15-meter support vessel Game Changer was sold with Charles Carveles of Edmiston who represented the seller, and Ben Ritchie and Charlie Birkett of Y.CO who represented the buyer. Since her launch in 2017, Game Changer has completed over 50,000 nautical miles of circumnavigation. Her builder, Damen Yachting, penned her exterior design and completed her naval architecture. In 2020, Game Changer underwent a 10-month refit at ICON Yachts where she received a hull extension of three meters, providing space for a beach club and swim platform. She hosts a full store of toys including a submarine from U-Boat Worx, a 12-meter Intrepid tender, a dive center, and a helipad. Game Changer accommodates up to 11 guests across five staterooms.

Written by Kayla Dowling ( Supper Yacht Times )

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