Introducing the Global Order Book — Online
The Global Order Book was established in 1992 by the editors of ShowBoats International to provide a body of data, updated annually in a systematic fashion, to show the scope of construction activity within the superyacht industry.
Now online and updated in real time, it contains a comprehensive list of yachts above 24 metres (80′) on order at shipyards throughout the world.
Every effort is made to ensure that the data 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.
The rules governing the inclusion of a project in the Global Order Book are:
• Each yacht must be 24 metres (80′) or longer
• New projects must be signed and with a minimum 10 percent deposit received by the yard
• Yachts being built “on spec” (i.e. without an owner) may be included, but only if construction has started