Number of Yachts in the world
Roman Abramovich’s superyacht Eclipse moored off Greenock in Scotland. The survey counted 4, 476 superyachts in-service. Photo: Tom Ross/Rex/Shutterstock
Report says Us americans own one in three of the luxury vessels and worldwide wealthy invested $2.68bn on them just last year
Practically half the world’s superyachts are part of the moneyed inhabitants associated with UNITED KINGDOM and US, a fresh survey indicates, once the international wealthy invested $2.68bn (£1.88bn) to their floating standing signs last year.
Proprietors based in the united states very own one out of three regarding the world’s luxury superyachts – thought as a vessel of 30 metres or maybe more – additionally the yachts have actually the average value of $10m (£7m). About 11percent are registered to British-based millionaires. Italy comes third with 5per cent of owners.
The numbers come in a report by Wealth-X, which studies the world’s wealthiest individuals. It offers counted 4, 476 superyachts in-service, despite deliveries edging down slightly in 2015 to 146 from 156 in 2014.
But ownership isn't in drop: during the exact same period, sales risen up to 166, from 152 in 2014, using the total order book of uncompleted superyachts to 455.
The review also shows the wealthy are growing tired of just cruising around attractive locations, drinking cocktails on deck and having fun with “standard toys such as jet skis, liquid skis and canoes”. Alternatively, some are commissioning their particular playthings to search for even more unorthodox tasks.
The report states: “Increasingly, [millionaires] like to combine five-star luxury with adventure, one thing superyachts tend to be ideally suited to enhance. Exploring the less popular cruising reasons of the Galápagos Islands, and polar areas on-board ice-breaking hulls, long-range vessels, as well as other ancillary art function among rising itineraries.”
Among the list of biggest yachts purchased just last year were a 133.9-metre Serene produced by Italy’s Fincantieri, and a 51.7-metre Red Dragon from Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, which are priced at its brand-new owner €17.95m (£14.23m).