The Monaco Yacht Show remains to this day the main event in the superyacht industry despite rising competition from other venues. The majority of vessels that will be docked in Port Hercules during the event have now been announced. Here is the list of the largest superyachts created in order of descending length.
92-meter Aquarius (Project Touchdown) was launched by Feadship in September 2016. The superyacht features a resolutely contemporary exterior design with a number of archetypal Feadship elements, such as a conventional bow and raked superstructure shape. The profile comes from the boards of the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, which was also responsible for the interior design together with the owner's design team in close cooperation with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.
Designed throughout by Winch Design, Lurssen's Areti features a large master suite with 8 additional guest suites. Amongst her amenities are an extensive spa area featuring a sauna, a hammam, a jacuzzi and a plunge pool located near to Areti's beach club.
Launched in Harlingen in March 2016, 77,4m yacht Legend features naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk. Originally constructed in 1974 by the IHC Holland shipyard, the tranformation into an icebreaking passenger ship with a 1B-Swedish / Finish classification took place at Icon Yachts. Moreover, the vessel was lengthened in the stern by 3,6m, whilst her superstructure was completely redesigned and her mast rebuilt. One of the most alluring features is Legend's swim platform and a large swimming pool/Jacuzzi. In addition, she has a luxurious submarine for underwater exploration. Other amenities include a fitness room, movie theatre, medical suite, bar and BBQ areas. Performance wise the superyacht is powered by Smit-Bolnes engines, providing her with a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots.
4. Silver Fast
The 77m superyacht Silver Fast was launched by Silver Yachts in 2015. The exterior was designed by Espen Oeino, representing the most advanced, eco-fuel efficient vessel in the revolutionary silver series. Silver Fast is the fastest long range cruising yacht-4,500 nautical miles at 18 knots and 6,000 nautical miles at 14 knots with an already proven capability to effortlessly complete long passages in every sea state. Moreover, this superyacht represents the world's largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion in terms of length to speed ratio. Silver Fast is capable of crossing the Atlantic at approximately 22 knots cruising speed.
5. Cloud 9
Delivered by Italian shipyard CRN, part of Ferretti Group, Cloud 9 became a replacement for her owner's previous 61-meter CMN of the same name. With an exterior by Zuccon and an interior by Winch Design, Cloud 9 is able to accommodate up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, a VIP suite and 6 guest cabins catered to by a crew of 22.
6. Project 783
Designed by Reymond Langton Design studio with contemporary interior conceptualised and furnished by the renowned designer Mark Berryman, built by the German shipyard Nobiskrug, and delivered in 2012 by Imperial who acted as Owner’s Representative, 73.5-metre length Project 783 is a superyacht exclusively available for sale with Imperial. Among her features are a luxury beach club, gym on Sun deck, fully equipped private indoor cinema and its outdoor sister. The vessel offers accommodation for 12 guests (cruising and sleeping) in six cabins.
7. Martha Ann
70.2m Martha Ann was built for Warren E Halle and is the latest of three yachts commissioned by the American entrepreneur from Lurssen. Refitted in 2014, the yacht is classified by Lloyds and MCA compliant. Her 6 cabin-layout can accommodate 12 guests in a full beam master cabin, a VIP on the upper deck and four double cabins on the lower deck. From a technical standpoint, Martha Ann is powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 2,010 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 13 knots. For maximum comfort, this yacht for sale is fitted with zero speed stabilizers.
8. Game Changer
Dutch shipbuilder Damen has launched Game Changer, 70-metre yacht support vessel with helicopter hangar, in March 2017. The vessel features a fully certified helideck so owners can take larger helicopters on long range flights to their mother yachts and land safely in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it is refuelled and available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht.
Benetti has launched 67m superyacht Seasense, previously known as FB268, for an experienced owner who has chosen the Italian brand for the first time. The exterior lines of Seasense are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio AREA from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
10. Infinite Shades
65.7m Infinite Shades is one of the largest yachts ever delivered by Amels. Her Andrew Winch designed interior allows for seven spacious cabins and upper deck spaces. Features include a touch-and-go helipad, wet bar and swimming pool, self-contained tender garage, beach club and a glass elevator serving four of the five decks.
The beautiful 94m Project 817 on her way to the North Sea for sea trials and final outfitting. Another Feadship yacht goes through spectacular Dutch landscapes. Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship/Facebook
April 18, 2021
Prince Philip passed away on Friday 9 April at age 99. His funeral will be held today at St George's Chapel, in the grounds of Windsor Castle. The Prince PhilipThe Duke of Edinburgh was well known for his love of sailing and also for the naval career. He trained at the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth in 1939, during the Second World War he served with the Mediterranean and Pacific fleets. He married Princess Elizabeth in November 1947. His active naval career as a commander ended in January 1953, but he held a position Honorary Admiral of the Fleet and the title of Captain General of the Royal Marines till December 2017. He was an experienced yachtsman, racing in Cowes Week in 1957 in the Dragon Bluebottle. Sailing yacht BloodhoundIn 1960’s the Queen and Prince Philip has their personal yacht – the 63feet Bloodhound, built by Camper and Nicholsons and launched in 1936. Prince Philip often used to cruise on her with Prince Charles and Princess Anne. The family sold it in 1969.Bloodhound is a classic racing yacht with many achievements, such as winning the legendary Fastnet Race (twice), the North Sea Race, the Southsea to Brixham Race and the Round the Island Race.The family continued to attend Cowes Week with the Queen on board the HMY Britannia. HMY BritanniaThe Royal Yacht Britannia was in service from 1954 until 1997 and became the 83rd such vessel since King Charles II acceded to the throne in 1660. HMY Britannia travelled more than a million nautical miles around the globe and the Duke of Edinburgh has travelled around 70,000 miles on Britannia. He wrote about the vessel: ‘The combination of her ocean-going capacity and efficient management reflected our long maritime traditions and made an invaluable contribution to the prestige of this country.’HMY Britannia receives a last visit from the British royalSince 2017 Britannia has been sitting at a dock in Edinburgh and attracts more than 300,000 visitors each year.Since Prince Philip’s death last week the Britain’s authorities have begun to discuss the idea to name the yacht in his memory – HMY The Duke of Edinburgh. “The towering figure that was the Duke of Edinburgh deserves a permanent tribute to his support for the country, the Commonwealth and the Queen,” says MP Craig MacKinlay. “I can think of nothing better than a replacement for Royal Yacht Britannia bearing his name as the permanent memorial to his love of Commonwealth, Britain and the sea.”“The Duke of Edinburgh was well known for his love of Britannia – it is a fitting tribute to now create a new royal yacht named the Duke of Edinburgh in his memory and for the Queen,” says Jake Berry, chairman of the Northern Research Group of Conservative MPs. Credits: Wikipedia; YouTube
April 17, 2021
Sea Eagle II is the world's largest aluminium yacht, and yesterday she entered the Whangārei Harbour (New Zealand), which created some difficulties at the Whangārei Airport due to her mast height of 62.5m (large enough to impede arriving and departing aircrafts). This led to a five-minute delay for air traffic, which was not a big problem, according to the airport manager. The airport staff were warned in advance by the port team. Sea Eagle II was launched by Royal Huisman in 2020 and supposedly belongs to Taiwanese billionaire businessman and philanthropist Samuel Yen-Liang Yin.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established since 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Rusty Russell/New Zealand/Facebook
April 16, 2021
Denison Yachting, ranked #1 in superyacht sales in 2020 with 65 total transactions of yachts over 80 feet in length, started this 2021 at full throttle. The leading brokerage company presents an overview of the top 5 yachts sold over 100 feet during the first 2021 quarter.ReviveRevive is a 150′ Richmond superyacht built in 2013 and located in Savannah. She represents the last and best Richmond yacht ever built. In 2019, the second owner spent roughly $2 million making this yacht flawless, including a completely new interior decor package by Patrick Knowles Designs. Other updates include all-new hydraulics systems, bottom job, zincs, prop speed, shafts, and propellers. This 150’ Richmond accommodates up to twelve guests in six staterooms. The staterooms include an on-deck king master, four guest cabins below decks, and an optional VIP queen stateroom on the upper deck, which can be used as the captain’s cabin. Revive’s asking price was $14,900,000 at the time of sale.Catching MomentsCatching Moments is a 120′ Benetti yacht built in 2008 and located in Palm Beach. This Benetti motor yacht was refitted in 2015 with an interior upgrade to include new floors, furnishings, marbles, and main salon redesign. Twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines give her a range of 3,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12.5 knots. She’s fitted with Naiad zero speed stabilizers.Catching Moments sleeps ten guests in five cabins consisting of a main-deck master suite with a king-sized bed, two double cabins with queen-sized beds, and two twin cabins. The aft deck is perfect for al fresco dining, while the sun deck boasts panoramic views, bar, fridge, barbecue grill, sun pads, and a hot tub. Catching Moments asking price was $7,800,000 at the time of sale.Isabella Isabella is a 118′ Westport motor yacht built in 1999 and located in Fort Lauderdale. This custom-built 118′ Westport was constructed in Hoquiam, Washington, and launched in 1999 with refits in 2008 and 2017. The yacht’s general design is by naval architect Anderson Yacht Design. She’s powered by Detroit Diesel engines and cruises comfortably at 18 knots. Isabella can accommodate ten guests in five staterooms, with the master cabin on the main deck. The full-beam main salon comfortably accommodates large gatherings.Isabella’s asking price was $2,499,000 at the time of sale.108 Custom Line The 108′ Custom Line was built in 2018 and is located in Fort Lauderdale. This 33m superyacht was custom built by an experienced American yachtsman and overseen by a well-known build surveyor. She has 1622 horsepower CAT main engines, with only 700 hours, and comes equipped with zero-speed fin stabilization along with Seakeeper Gyro stabilization for a smooth ride. This 108’ Custom Line is perfect for charters or big groups, accommodating ten people in one full-beam master stateroom, plus four additional lower deck staterooms. A stern garage can fit a Williams 505 Diesel Jet tender and can also transform into a beach club. The sun deck is custom-designed with a jacuzzi, wet bar, and a drop-down 180-degree rotating TV.Her asking price was $11,500,000 at the time of sale.FridayFriday is a 101′ Arno Leopard built in 2007 and located in Miami. This superyacht was built at the Arno Shipyard in Italy features a recognizable hull with excellent performance and speed. Friday was delivered in 2007. The planing hull and three 1,800 horsepower MTU diesel engines linked to triple KaMeWa water jets give her a cruising speed of 30 knots and a maximum speed of 37 knots. Friday can accommodate nine guests in four cabins, consisting of a full-beam master suite, a forward VIP suite, and two cabins to port and starboard. Each room is equipped with flat screen televisions and ensuite bathroom facilities.Friday’s asking price was $1,649,000 at the time of sale.Denison Yachting has long been a leader in the yachting industry and has a rich family history dating back to 1948 with the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Denison's locations include twenty brick-and-mortar marina offices in the U.S.Credits: Denison Yachting
April 16, 2021
At their shipyard in Viareggio, Benetti has launched the eleventh unit of the Delfino 95, a 29m yacht of the Class category, BD111. The naval architecture was developed by P.L.A.N.A. Design, the dynamic exterior lines by Giorgio M. Cassetta, and the bright interiors were developed by the Benetti Interior Style department. She accommodates ten guests across three decks and the main saloon and galley, located centrally on the main deck, precede the full beam owner's cabin. Four VIP cabins on the lower deck provide privacy in a separate area from the three forward cabins, which house the five crew members. At a cruising speed of 10 knots, the range is 2,320 nautical miles. This yacht is owned by SeaNet Europe Ltd, a Yacht coownership company based in Malta, which now boasts a fleet of four Azimut|Benetti yachts.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. Benetti designs, builds and sells composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. The fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom to meet all the needs of the market. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
April 16, 2021