The definitive guide to the state of the superyacht industry

The Global Order Book, published by the editors of North America’s premier luxury yacht publication ShowBoats International magazine, has been the definitive guide to the superyacht industry since its launch in 1992. It’s updated annually, giving you the exact scope of construction activity within the superyacht industry for more than two decades.

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Now online and up to date, the Global Order Book’s ‘In-build Data’ includes a comprehensive, searchable list of yachts of 24 metres (80′) and up on order at shipyards throughout the world today. The Global Order Book ‘Annual Reports’ provide analysis of the state of the superyacht industry based on this comprehensive data of the superyachts currently in build.

Every effort is made to ensure that the data on sailing and motor yachts in build is accurate. We rigorously attempt to survey all the shipyards currently building superyachts. Each yard receives the same list of rules and, whenever possible, the data is cross-referenced with other industry sources. In many cases, the data is corroborated with personal visits to shipyards. Meanwhile, the ‘Overview’ page gives a summary of the yachts in build around the world in easy to understand graphs.

The rules governing the inclusion of a megayacht project in the Global Order Book are:
• Each yacht must be 24 metres (80 feet) length overall or longer
• Yachts must be ordered by 1 September of that year to make the list
• New projects must be signed and with a minimum 10 per cent deposit received by the yard
• Yachts being built ‘on spec’ (i.e. without an owner) may be included if construction has started

Click for the latest data and analysis in the Global Order Book Annual Report

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