Positive outlook for superyachts in changing times
With owners spending more on superyachts and charter bookings increasing, brokerage house Fraser looks at trends at the start of 2022.
The total asking price of all superyachts sold in Q1 was €1,200 million (about US$1,260 million), the highest figure for the January-March period since records began, Fraser announced in its latest contribution to Yacht Style (Issue 65).
Raphael Sauleau, CEO of Fraser, said: “Although the world is living through uncertain times, it’s positive to see that yacht sales and charters in the first quarter of this year were up on the same period a year ago.
“Although the total number of yachts sold is a little lower than it was in 2021 for the same period (158 in 2022 compared to 205 in 2021), the average asking price has jumped sharply – by almost €2 million per yacht.
Fraser also revealed that charter increased compared to 2021 as travel restrictions eased in popular charter locations. In Q1, Fraser’s own charter retail brokers signed 74% more charters than they did in Q1 of 2021 and charter management fleet bookings rocketed by 160%.