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5 superyachts that prove bigger is not always better

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Looking to downsize

With many owners looking to build bigger and bigger yachts, we take a look at some of the yachts that are bucking the trend and proving that bigger is not always better.

Cost is often the deciding factor when choosing a superyacht. But marina access, draught and intimacy are just some of the other reasons why a superyacht owner may choose to build or buy smaller.

1. Okto

At 66 metres, Okto may be the largest yacht to be launched by ISA, but she was built for an experienced owner who was actually looking to downsize from his 82 metre Oceanco, Alfa Nero.

When the owner’s rep George Mourkakos spoke to Boat International he explained why: “The owner said to me, ‘George, every time I come on board (Alfa Nero), I see new people, new crew.’ So he wanted the same luxury and quality but in a smaller package.”

He got what he wanted — Okto has 17 crew to Alfa Nero’s 28. Okto is also one of the world’s quietest yachts.

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