Does she really need an introduction? 25 this year, it is, of course, Enigma, one of the greatest modern superyachts. Built in 1991 by Blohm+Voss to a design by Martin Francis, she has been known as Eco and Katana, but her current name is perhaps the most suitable yet for what has always been an ultra-private yacht.
Why we love it: If the 74.5 metre was launched today, she’d still demand attention. You can’t say that about too many yachts of her vintage.
Design genius: Can you imagine how radical those convex superstructure windows were at the time? They lavish the interior with light. The destroyer-like form packs a punch, too, hitting 34 knots at the top end, thanks to twin diesels and a gas turbine collectively outputting a massive 28,500 horsepower.
Perfect for: Readers of Boat International — she features exclusively in our December edition. Don’t miss it.