Bumper H1 for boutique broker Cecil Wright & Partners

14 July 2021 (Nic Robinson - Boat International)


Boutique superyacht broker Cecil Wright and Partners has reported stellar first half figures for 2021, with four of its vessels selling for significant sums and charter activity booming.

Vessels sold included 44.5 metre motor yacht Mes Amis, 53 metre Oceanco Sunrise, 45 metre motor yacht The Goose, and 38.8 metre Fitzroy sailing yacht Mia Cara with combined known asking prices equating to over €23M.

“We are seeing a very active market for sales with three new listings due to be announced prior to the Monaco Yacht Show,” said Chris Cecil-Wright of Cecil Wright & Partners.

The firm also listed new charters Arience, which is fully booked for Christmas and New Year, 36.1 metre explorer Zulu, the 42.1 metre Feadship motor yacht Istros, and the 76.6m Boadicea.

Istros, launched by Feadship in 1954 and the largest yacht of its kind at the time, was relaunched in 2020 following an extensive rebuild and new interior. It was also a World Superyacht Awards 2021 nominee in the Rebuild category.

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“Our charter department is madly busy with all brokers working 24/7,” added Cecil-Wright. “We are virtually fully booked for 2021 and taking bookings and lots of enquiries for 2022, in particular the Feadship Istros is virtually fully booked.”

New sales listings included 55 metre Amels motor yacht La Masquerade, with an asking price of over €19.9M.

The company had also taken on newbuild listings, including “two large builds signed at Feadship this year with a third in the pipeline”, added Cecil-Wright.

Meanwhile, exclusive BOAT Business analysis revealed brokers sold 83% of last year’s entire superyacht capacity in the first six months of 2021.

Sales of new and pre-owned vessels of 24 metres-plus continued to outperform previous years following a strong first quarter.

In the first half of this year, 344 superyachts were sold by brokers with an average asking price of €8.9M.

Istros, launched by Feadship in 1954
Image courtesy of Guillaume Plisson
New charter Arience
Image courtesy of Stuart Pearce

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