Combining performance and practicality, sportfisher yachts are always built with game-fish in mind. They do not need to be large, and the key qualities such yachts should provide are comfort, high speed, stability, and reliability. In average, they measure 29.6 metres with interior volume of 160 GT. Still, some vessels stand out, exceeding general sizes. Yacht Harbour takes a look upon 5 of the largest fishing yachts built.
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Originally named Marlena, the yacht was built by Trinity Yachts in 1998. With a beam of 7.96 metres and a draft of 1.83 metres, Bad Company is composed of aluminium hull and superstructure.
First brought on the market in 2010 asking $13,500,000, she was sold asking $4,900,000 with Yachtzoo in 2016. The yacht underwent refit works in 2012 and 2016.
Bad Company features exteriors by Sharp Design and interiors by Dee Robinson. With interior volume of 307 GT, she can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 1 twin.
Bad Company’s maximum speed makes 33 knots with cruising speed of 28 knots thanks to Paxman engines of 3500 HP. Meanwhile, her maximum range is estimated at 2200 nautical miles.
Builder: Yachting Developments
Launched by Zelanian yard Yachting Developments in 2018, this vessel is the youngest one from the list. What is more, Lanakai is widely recognized as the world’s largest all-carbon sportfish yacht.
She was ordered in 2015 by an experienced international sportfisherman, reported the yard. With her interior volume of 267 GT, Lanakai features interior design by Naylor Booth Associates, collaborating with the owner's team and the builder. The resulting décor came out as "contemporary classic".
Game room at the lower deck, foredeck tender storage for a pair of Smuggler Stratas, an upper deck helm station and an extended aft cockpit belong on the list of the vessel’s trademarks. Lanakai offers accommodation for up to ten guests in four lower deck staterooms, along with the staff of six.
Powered by two 3,100 HP MTU diesel engines, she reaches her top speed at 18 knots, while VEEM gyro stabilisers should ensure a smooth cruising experience.
#3. Cielo Mare
Builder: Townsend Bay
Launched in 2009, Cielo Mare was built by American yard Townsend Bay. Experienced owners from California, who wanted their new fishing yacht to fit their extended family, ordered the vessel.
The majority of Cielo Mare’s composite structure was built using vacuum resin infusion, resulting in her light weight of 9,000 kilos.
Cielo Mare was an international project, with interior components shipped from Canada, engines built in Germany, and engineering services provided by Hi Modulus in New Zealand. Still, her interiors feature custom stainless work and art glass for the doors produced by local Townsend Bay masters.
Custom built by Heesen in Oss, the yacht features interiors by Kitty Van Der Kamp of Diaship Design and exterior by Mulder Design.
With aluminium hull and superstructure, Obsessions features a beam of 8 metres and a 2.1 metre draft. She is equipped with a modern stabilisation system, reducing roll motion effect and resulting in a smoother cruising experience. At the same time, the yacht’s bow thrusters make her more manoeuvrable at low speeds.
In general, the vessel reaches a top speed at 34 knots, with a cruising speed of 28 knots under a range of 3500 nautical miles.
Obsessions offers accommodation to up to 8 guests in 4 suites including 1 own the owner’s suite, a VIP and 2 twins. She is also capable of carrying up to 5 crew members on-board.
#5. Mary P
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Custom built by Trinity Yachts in 2008, Mary P features interiors by Bell Design Group and exteriors by Sharp Design. Her aluminium hull and superstructure add up to a gross tonnage of 255 tons within a beam of 7.3 metres.
With a power of two 2540 HP Caterpillar diesel engines, Mary P reaches top speed at 25 knots.
Meanwhile, Mary P offers accommodation for up to 8 guests in 6 suites along with 3 crew members.
Mary P is currently back on the market, asking $ 15,500,000 with Merlewood.
The brand new superyacht Olivia O has been recently seen on the French Riviera. Planning and engineering work began on the boat in November 2016 and earlier in 2020 the superyacht was finally delivered to her experienced owner.One of the largest explorer yachts in the world was designed and built by Ulstein Verft, which is known for commercial vessels, ferries, and workboats. Well-known superyacht designer Espen Oeino was chosen by the owner to develop the exterior lines and the general arrangement of Olivia O. The 88.5 m motor yacht is not typical in style, she features a trademarked reverse-bow design called the X-Bow.She is owned by Eyal Ofer, a Monaco based billionaire, active in shipping and real estate. He is not the last man in shipping indeed since in 2014 Eyal was ranked number 7 in Lloyd’s List 100 People in Shipping. With the net worth, which is estimated at US$ 9.4 billion, he definitely can afford this US$ 200 million luxury superyacht. Eyal is Chairman of Ofer Global, Zodiac Group, and Global Holdings. His father Sammy Offer was Israel’s richest man.Some of her impressive highlights are a large swimming pool on the main deck aft and a helicopter deck with a D-value of 16. Olivia O offers accommodation up to 20 guests in 8 cabins, including Pullman bunks while crew accommodation is for 30 people.
July 10, 2020
The 99.95 m superyacht Moonrise, the largest superyacht by waterline length built in the Netherlands to date, has been recently delivered after successful sea trials in the North Sea. Built by the Feadship yard in Makkum, she also has an impressive volume thanks to a 15.50-metre beam.The shipyard described the yacht's key features as “sleek, sensual lines” with a “modern masculine profile”. Some of the highlights of Moonrise are it's a large beach club, a gym, and the huge living space areas.Her stylish details, such as long hull windows, a glorious grey hull, and striking vertical bow add to the elegance of the design by Studio De Voogt. The interior of the boat was created by Remi Tessieir Design.Moonrise has a 15.5-meter beam and is equipped with a pair of MTU engines for a maximum speed of 19.5 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.Moonrise equipped with a pair of MTU engines for a top speed of 19.5 knots at top speed and she is designed to cruise comfortably at 16 knots. The dimensions of the yacht are impressive and can accommodate up to 16 guests in 8 staterooms. There are also exceptionally high-end crew accommodations for up to 32 crew members.
July 10, 2020
Lürssen's superyacht Opus, which was previously named Redwood, hit the sea for the first time. The 142m vessel featuring six decks was launched yesterday July 9th. The technical concept was launched in January 2019.The management of project Opus is done by Moran Yacht & Ship, overseeing the construction process. This project sets a new record as the largest project for the company to sell.Moran Yacht & Ship commented:She is feature-rich with high-end amenities to delight and cater to every imaginable whimThe motor yacht can accommodate 36 guests in 20 cabins. Opus was designed by Italian design studio Nuvolari & Lenard. After the sea trials are completed, Opus will be delivered to her owner later this year.
July 10, 2020
Madame Gu is a 99.00 m luxury motor yacht. She was built by Feadship in 2013. This week this majestic superyacht has been seen in Saint Tropez. With a beam of 16.50m and a draft of 4.60m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2900 tones.Madame Gu is powered by MTU 20V 4000 M73 engines of 4,828hp each, capable of reaching a maximum speed of 24 knots and cruise at 22 knots.She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins including a master stateroom and five guest cabins. Both, an interior and exterior design by Andrew Winch make up one of Holland’s largest yachts ever built. The superyacht a fully enclosed helicopter hangar with a Eurocopter Dauphin AS 365N3, which costs around US$ 9 million. Also, there are two 11-metre tenders and scuba gear as well as a beach club, gym, and jacuzzi on deck.
July 9, 2020
Lürssen shipyard delivered 180 metre superyacht Azzam in 2013. With such an impressive length, she is the largest privately owned superyacht in the world and held its title unchallenged for nearly seven years. With a beam of 20.8 m and a draft of 4.3 m, she has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 13136 tons. Azzam is powered by engines of 23,500 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 30 knots.The all-white motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins with an interior design by Christophe Leoni and an exterior design by Italian studio Nauta Design.Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta Design commented:Azzam features balanced, modern architecture composed of straight lines and proportional volumes, which are some of the main design principles of Nauta Design When we were called to participate in pitching for the exterior styling of this yacht we knew it would be the most demanding work of our career, defined by the strictest and most challenging requests in terms of dimensions, performances, and technology. What made us confident to be able to deal with such a challenge was the interpretation of the client’s brief. The best technology was required in order to obtain the highest performance possible.There is not much information about her interior design, but it’s not a secret that the interior layout includes an open-plan main saloon measuring 29 metres by 18 metres.Pedol said about it:We’ve had a lot of compliments for Azzam. They all talk about elegance and balance, that she doesn’t look as big as she is, and I think this is a good achievement.
July 9, 2020