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 54m Bow Sprit is Vittoria Yachts’ first motor yacht, and it’s now under construction. The keel laying ceremony took place at the yard’s facility in Adria. Bow Sprit is designed to maximise the hull length while keeping her below 500GT. She can be customized to have five or six cabins and space for eight crew members. There will be one swimming pool at the aft deck and another at the top deck with a panoramic view. Another interesting feature is the winter garden located behind the glass sliding doors. She is powered by MTU 16V2000M61 engines and can reach a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruising speed will be 14 knots. At the economical speed of 10 knots, her range will be more than 6,500 nautical miles.The 54m vessel will be completed in 2023. Vittoria Yachts was established in 1927 and has a long history of producing military and commercial vessels. With their first motor yacht, Bow Sprit, a new brand is born.Credits: Vittoria Yachts
January 20, 2021
The 70m ice explorer Polaris has been launched at the Rossinavi facility in Viareggio. The yacht, previously known as Project King Shark, is the largest yacht built by this Italian shipyard. The exterior and interior designs were made by Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design. She has elegant lines and curved details, and some features have been added at the request of the owners: a private terrace on the owner's deck and a 6m infinity pool on the main aft deck. The 70m explorer can accommodate twelve guests and seventeen crew members. Polaris is able to navigate in extreme ice conditions, including in the Arctic. She’s able to move from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the sub-zero conditions of Antarctica. The harmonious design features of the yacht show the same emphasis on aesthetics and amenities as the technical abilities of the boat. Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminium superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
January 20, 2021
Work forges ahead on the first UP40 unit from Antonini Navi after construction started on spec early last December. The Crossover version has an improved open solution in the stern area, reflecting market demand.Antonini Navi’s Utility Platform 40, a yacht with the modular hull that can be adapted for three different types of displacement boats (Motoryacht, Explorer or Crossover), features a major modification in this version that improves the liveability of the stern area. This area has been redesigned to turn into a private beach at the water’s edge, making it possible to enjoy sea even more.The entire UP40 project, including all three types of yachts, is the work of Fulvio De Simoni, one of the driving forces behind the project, together with the Antonini family and concept creator and partner Aldo Manna.UP40 is a crossover available in both Open Deck and Enclosed Bridge versions.One of the main features of UP40 crossover unit, with an overall length of 43 metres, a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, is that it “establishes a direct link between the stern platform and both a beach area and the cockpit, eliminating the changes of level that have an impact on everyday life on board,” stressed the Architect De Simoni. Another interesting feature is the fact that the two sides of the yacht are asymmetrical: the Forward Deck can be reached from the starboard side of the Main Deck, while the Forward Deck has direct access to the Upper Deck from the port side.Static and dynamic tank testing of the hull, hull lines and appendages were performed at the Marin Maritime Research Institute in the Netherlands, simulating sea-keeping in even extreme navigating conditions. The modern design of the hull’s bulbous bow ensures clean wave penetration and thrust reserve optimisation when facing high waves.The Pertusola shipyard in the Gulf of La Spezia was bought by Walter Antonini in 1977. Since then, Antonini Navi has been a family-heldleader in superyacht custom build and refitting. Credits: Antonini Navi
January 20, 2021
A fire broke out in Fort Lauderdale's Bahia Mar Marina after an 8.5m boat caught fire after refuelling, with the flames spreading over the superyacht W (ex Larisa), built by Feadship in 2013. The 57.6m yacht had gone through a major refit in the Feadship home base of the Netherlands and was delivered to her new owner July 2020. The W hull was damaged by the fire, but it was successfully extinguished by twenty Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue firefighters. No injuries were reported.Video: Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue
January 19, 2021
Fraser and Burgess have announced the sale of the 67.15m Damen Garçon support yacht. Garçon was used as a support vessel for the 87m yacht Ace during her exploring and environmental missions. Garçon has a lot of space for tenders, Jet Skis, and other water toys, as well as a room for a helipad. The vessel can reach a top speed of 25 knots. The last known asking price was 24 million euros.Credits: Damen Yachts
January 19, 2021