Global | 67.05m (220')
built in 1982, USA
The first explorer yacht to make this list is described as a ‘sport utility’ vessel by the yard that converted her – she owes her rugged commercial appearance to her former life as an oil rig support vessel. Global (ex-Allure Shadow) is half explorer yacht and half toy carrier, offering six double guest cabins with balconies, a saloon/dining room, a sky lounge with panoramic views opening to a forward observation deck, an 8m-long freshwater swimming pool, cinema, games-room/library and a full gymnasium with spa area. Her huge decks can carry, among other toys, a helicopter and its full logistical needs plus a large sport fishing vessel. She also boasts that she can host an event for 200 people in a single climate-controlled room.
Builder:Bender Shipbuilding & Repair (1982) / Shadow Marine (2007)
Naval architecture / exterior styling:Lay, Pittman & Associates
Interior design: Shadow Marine / Kimberley Gonzales
Former names:Belle, HOS Belle, Point Belle, State Belle