Top 200 largest yachts

200. Lady Lau | 65m (213'25")

Lady Lau, the third of Codecasa’s 65 metre series after  Maìn and Family Day is owned by a Chinese businessman who asked for an interior that served both business entertaining and cruising purposes. The layout splits the guest cabins between the lower and main decks, while the owner’s suite is forward of the upper deck saloon and dining room. Just above, the bridge deck features a spa pool, a cinema and a gymnasium under an extended overhang.

One of the main design features of this yacht is that four of her guest cabins are decorated in unique themes – Thai, Chinese, Egyptian and modern, so that foreign guests might feel at home. Two Caterpillar 3516B engines, each of 2,448 hp, allow the yacht to reach 17 knots and provide a range of 5,000nm at 12 knots. She is featured in The Superyachts volume 25.

Builder / Naval Architecture / Exterior Styling:Codecasa
Interior design:Franco and Anna Della Role

199. Family Day | 65m (213'25")

Family Day, Codecasa’s hull F 71, was delivered in summer 2010. She has modern lines and a considerably lengthened aft deck compared to earlier yachts from this yard, thus giving her a sporty look. The bridge deck has a large spa pool with sofas, armchairs and sunpads, while the large sun deck offers more sunbathing cushions and a dining table next to a barbecue.

The interior, by Franco and Anna Maria Della Role, is in the modern contemporary style. Volumes are large, especially the master suite, which incorporates a fold-out balcony, while the six guests cabins are also spacious. Dark rosewood is used for floors and doors, with wall panelling in rosewood and fabric, and pale leather is used for bed heads and borders as well as on sofas. A lift connects all five decks. Interestingly, the dining room, whose round table can seat up to 16, is on the bridge deck, filling the area often dedicated to an upper saloon.

Builder / Naval Architecture / Exterior Styling:   Codecasa
Interior design:Franco and Anna Della Role

198. Wedge Too | 65m (213'25")

The ‘daringly different’ Wedge Too, built in 2002 for the Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Issam Fares and his wife Hala, was the first yacht project for the well-known designer Philippe Starck. His contribution was initially limited to the interior, but he eventually redesigned the superstructure to give the yacht its unique profile, with oiled teak cladding on the sides of the deckhouse between strongly mullioned windows. Starck’s obsession with purity of line even went as far as to dispense with a name board – the yacht’s ‘W2’ logo is painted on the hull side.

The interior décor consists of unembellished anigre panelling, stained to a mellow tone, and wide-planked teak floors. The furniture comes in an eclectic collection of styles, from Louis XIV to the clean-cut lines of modernism through to the plain funky. Wedge Too can accommodate 18 guests in nine cabins, with the master suite, forward on the owner’s deck, offering a full 180-degree panorama of windows. She is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 17

Naval Architecture:De Voogt
Exterior Styling & Interior design:Philippe Starck

197. Maìn | 65m (213'25")

Maìn, owned by Giorgio Armani, is the replacement for his former yacht, Mariù, which was also built by Codecasa. This yacht has a distinctly military look emphasised by her dark green hull colour. Her stern is fitted out with full-width transom steps finished in teak. In true Armani fashion, the interior is minimalist with light and airy spaces and a mass of light-coloured teak that offsets dark furniture. Accommodation is provided in an owner’s suite and six guest cabins, while the crew occupy six twin-bunked cabins plus cabins for the captain and chief engineer. She has a range of 6,000nm and maximum speed of 17 knots in light displacement conditions.

Builder & Naval Architecture:Codecasa
Exterior Styling:Ortelli
Interior design:Della Role

196. Nataly | 65m (213'25")

Originally commissioned by the owner of three previous Amnesia’s, the yacht was sold two months before her launch and renamed Nataly. For this yacht, Redman Whiteley Dixon was not only instructed to design the interior, as it was for the previous Amnesia, but also to undertake the exterior design. These new and elegant lines reveal a modern, practical, clean charter yacht that maintains the spirit of her forebear but provides her exterior profile with a near plumb bow – a distinct departure from traditional Benetti looks.

Builder & Naval Architecture:Benetti
Exterior Styling & Interior design:Redman Whiteley Dixon

195. Ambrosia (III) | 65m (213'25")

The fourth Benetti for Hong-Kong businessman Ambrous Young, Ambrosia (III) is believed to be the first large yacht project to have specified diesel-electric Azipod propulsion. Styled in recognisabe ‘Benetti fashion’, the yacht is intended for private use. Main interior features include a trompe l’oeil on the walls of the staircase inspired by murals from the transatlantic passenger liner SS Normandie, and a large circular dining table for 14 on the aft bridge deck that displays a moonscape below its glass top. Overhead, pinpoint fibre optics map out the solar system linked to a GPS that orients it in accordance with the yacht’s heading. Besides the master stateroom, Ambrosia (III) offers accommodation for 10 guests in a VIP cabin and four guest cabins.

Ambrosia (III) is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 20.

Builder & Naval Architecture:Benetti
Exterior Styling:S Natucci
Interior design:F Zuretti

194. Tanusha | 65m (213'25")

The 65 metre Tanusha from Feadship’s De Vries Shipyard features enormous volume for her length and provides superlative accommodation for eight guests, who will be served by no less than 24 crew members. Unusually, it was the interior, which harks back to the golden days of yachting, that was the starting point for the entire project. Having received a very detailed specification and an interior design from François Zuretti, the yard created a hull around this package while Incorporating all the elements that one expects in a Feadship. All of this was successfully achieved within the parameters of Clifford Denn’s sophisticated styling profile.

Naval Architecture:De Voogt
Exterior Styling:Clifford Denn
Interior design:Francois Zuretti

193. Seanna | 65m (213'25")

Seanna was ordered by American owners stepping up from a smaller Benetti. Seanna is a cosy, chic custom Benetti yacht designed for family life at sea. She is a full-displacement yacht built in steel and aluminium. Her design is strongly influenced by two Stefano Natucci-designed yachts Lionheart (2006) and Silver Angel (2009) – but Seanna is slightly larger, and we note some cosmetic modifications like the design of the foredeck and the sundeck. Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for the interior which features a main deck cinema and huge multipurpose saloon on bridge deck.

Seanna is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Naval architecture & Exterior styling: Benetti / Stefano Natucci
Interior design:Redman Whiteley Dixon

192. Galactica Star | 65m (213'25")

Heesen’s new flagship, the design of 65m superyacht Galactica Star, was presented during the Monaco Yacht Show of 2010 and was built under the name Omnia. Sleek lines and an innovative hull combine in Galactica Star, Heesen's largest yacht yet. Her dynamic Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), developed by Van Oossanen & Associates, increases overall performance by approximately 30 per cent. Her being built in all-aluminium, a first for a FDHF body, also lends to this boats higher top speed and environmental efficiency that is synonomous with FDHD. Officially hitting the water in December of 2011, she spent 2012 being fitted out at Heesen’s Oss yard and was delivered in June 2013 and debuted live in the flesh at Monaco in September 2013.

Builder:Heesen Yachts
Naval architecture & Exterior styling:Van Oossanen Naval Architects / Omega Architects
Interior design:Bannenberg & Rowell Design

191. Cedar Sea II | 65.14m (213'71")

Owned by the Mouawad family of Lebanese jewellers, Cedar Sea II is perhaps one of the most richly decorated superyachts in existence. Gold, lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, mother-of-pearl, ivory, coral and select marbles all contribute to the opulence created by the late Jon Bannenberg. The result is an aquatic palace of breathtaking proportions which still retains a contemporary appearance. The dining room is on the main deck, while the saloon takes advantage of views through the oval windows of the upper deck. Also on the main deck is the palatial master suite, which is adjoined by three family cabins. Eight further guest cabins are found on the lower deck, where there is also a medical surgery. She was lengthened by 1.5 metres by the CRN shipyard in 1994.

Cedar Sea II is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 3.

Builder:   Feadship / C Van Lent & Zonen
Naval Architecture:De Voogt
Interior design:Jon Bannenberg