AMSTERDAM _ Seeing a healthy market, sales of new superyachts worldwide may well average 180 a year “in the next few years,” says SuperYacht Times.
183 new superyachts were sold in 2017 – up 27% from 2016. The rise was particularly strong in the sub-50m segment, Ralph Dazert, Head of Intelligence at SuperYacht Times writes in a Metstrade blog report. “More and more shipyards are bound to enter the fray as a growing market is set to attract new players,” he adds.
SuperYacht Times tracks global superyacht industry data. It says sales of pre-owned superyachts rose by 16% in 2017 _ “good news for future new-build sales.” Its data also shows that in 2017:
_ only 12 new sailing superyachts were sold, but that was still 5 more than in 2016.
_ Italian yards built 88 of the 183 superyachts sold worldwide
_ Dutch yards built 23 but almost matched Italy’s output in GT terms
_ German yards finished 3rd on the GT scale with only 4 yachts as German yachts averaged 83m.