Anyone who has ever thought about buying a wickedly expensive private yacht is spoilt for choice in the Balearic Islands. There are hardly any other places in the Mediterranean where you can find so many divine yachts. The following ten craft are currently on sale via the brokers of the Balearic Yachtbroker Association (BYBA) – if they have not already passed on to a new owner…
Length: 221 ft. · Launch: 2010 · Price: 52 m euros approx.
This over-67-metre-long mega yacht is currently one of the most expensive and exclusive ‘secondhand’ yachts in Spain with a selling price of around 52 million euros. In the rear end, the lower deck offers a beach club with teak terrace, a Jacuzzi pool made of glass and a fitness centre. The charter price is about 550,000 euros per week. The three-storey luxury palace and its six suites are powered by two high-performance engines with a total output of around 2,480 hp.
Length: 214 ft. · Launch: 1962 · Price: 17 m euros approx.
“La Sultana” was originally launched as a cruise ship for well-heeled Russians in the Black Sea and was later used as an espionage boat for the Soviet Navy. After a million-dollar refit, the more-than-65-metre-long ship celebrated its comeback as a luxury charter yacht in 2015. “La Sultana” boasts an indoor pool as well as an outdoor Jacuzzi. Guests are accommodated in seven suites, all luxuriously decorated. On deck, events can take up to 150 people.
Length: 194 ft. · Launch: 2016 · Price: 35 m euros approx.
At just under 60 metres, the “Maybe” is hitherto the largest private yacht ever built in Spain. In addition to an exceptionally modern interior, this luxury yacht stands out with numerous special features such as a heliport, fitness centre, sauna, massage loungers and a large Jacuzzi pool on the sun deck. Twelve guests can sleep in six spacious suites. The “Maybe” is powered by two engines with a total of over 2,600 hp. The cruising speed is 14 knots.
Shenandoah of Shark
Length: 180 ft. · Launch: 1902 · Price: 15 m euros approx.
This gaffle-rigged three-mast schooner is surely one of the absolute top stars in every classic sailing competition around the world. The ship (over 54 metres long and up to eight metres wide), was extensively restored and modernized in 2010. Under its elegant teak deck are a total of four double cabins for guests as well as the berths for the 11 members of the crew. In the course of its changing history the sailing yacht, which was once built by a US banker, was ‘misused’ for the smuggling of weapons, alcohol, and drugs in the Caribbean.
Length: 151.57 ft. · Launch: 2014 · Price: 31 m euros approx.
The “Lady May” is one of the most avant-garde European superyachts due to its huge window areas, the silvery structures, and the hull made of high-tech aluminium. A total of ten guests can sleep on board. The accommodation is in five luxuriously styled double cabins. The motor yacht was launched in the Dutch shipyard ‘Feadship’, and has an ultramodern stabilization system that keeps the yacht very steady in the water, even when the sea is rough.
This is Us
Length: 141 ft. · Launch: 2005 · Price: 7 million euros approx.
If you want to sail around the world, you do not have to renounce luxury on this almost-43-metre-long sailing superyacht. Behind the ‘disguise’ of a classic yacht is state-of-the-art yacht technology and a lot of comfort. The features include four luxury double cabins and a large deckhouse with a glass front. The yacht is ideal for longer sea voyages and is navigated by a crew of six. Thanks to its light aluminium hull, “This is us” achieves remarkable cruising speeds.
Length: 130 ft. · Launch: 1934 · Price: 17,5 million euros approx.
The “Endeavour” is one of the last survivors of the legendary J-Class sailing yachts, with which the world-famous America’s Cup was held in the 1930s. The almost-40 metres-long classic yacht was extensively restored in 2012 and offers space for eight passengers and seven crew members. Due to its impressive history, the “Endeavour” is a true crown jewel among the classic sailing superyachts worldwide.
Length: 130 ft. · Launch: 2009 · Price: 12 million euros approx.
This nearly-40-metre-long Wally yacht combines the highest sailing performance with exclusive living comfort. The yacht is designed as a so-called ‘Flushdecker’ and has a bulwark instead of a railing. The mast and boom are made of carbon. Ten passengers as well as five crew members can sleep on board. On deck, a sculpture-like, chrome-structure, curved in Colania style, is a real eye-catcher. Last year, the charter price was over 100,000 euros per week.
Length: 121.10 ft. · Launch: 2003 · Price: 7,4 m euros approx.
This over-37-metre-long yacht was developed as a so-called ‘High-Performance Cruising Sloop’. This means, that the “Moonbird” leaves nothing to be desired regarding state-of-the-art yacht technology, maximum operating comfort, unpretentious elegance and timeless design. Eight guests can sleep in the four double cabins. The yacht also offers two large lounge areas as well as a Jacuzzi pool on deck.
Length: 108 ft. · Launch: 2013 · Price: 6 million euros approx.
This sleek Mangusta yacht, despite its length of ‘only’ 33.5 metres, offers plenty of space as well as the most innovative technology. In addition to three crew members, there is space for nine guests in four cabins on the yacht. In the rear deck lounge there is a Jacuzzi pool. The two engines with a total output of over 2,700 hp help the yacht to a top speed of almost 40 knots.