How many superyachts are produced a year?

Over the last 10 years the yachting market has demonstrated more or less stable superyachts production figures
August 23 2023 2 minutes to read

According to the annual market report ‘The State of Yachting 2023’ by SuperYacht Times over the last 10 years the yachting market has demonstrated more or less stable annual production of superyachts (boats over 30 m). The record year for the world industry was 2013, when they managed to build 171 yachts. However, two years later, in 2015 the result was the lowest for the last 10 years – 143 superyachts.

It's interesting to observe the cycle, when after one good year the following two show a decline. Thus, apart from 2013 that has already been mentioned, the peak years for the industry were 2016, 2019 and 2022. 

2023 stands a good chance of disrupting this trend, as there was a high demand for superyachts in 2022 and according to some forecasts this year will probably exceed the record of 2013. But for now they are just assumptions. Besides, the delivery terms for some superyachts are quite likely to be postponed from 2023 to 2024, so we will be able to see whether it is true only at the end of the year, when all the boats have been delivered to their owners and counted.

If we look at the average values at the end of 2022, about 155 superyachts were launched and delivered to their owners yearly, while today’s world fleet of superyachts is made up of over 5,550 vessels.


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