From the latest launches to the finest yachts currently for sale, we take a look at the top supersized sailing yachts that will be making an appearance at the 2023 edition of the Monaco Yacht Show later this month.
Builder: Aegean Yacht
White Island is one of the latest custom creations from Turkish shipyard Aegean Yacht. Her neoclassic design is a modern take on a traditional gulet with two masts, a raised deckhouse and a long bowsprit. A 261GT interior sleeps 10 guests.
Builder: Nautor Swan
The suitably named Fancy is the first in a new line of Swan Maxis. The new Swan 108 plugs the gap between the Swan 98 and the Swan 120 flagship with modified exterior styling by Micheletti + Partners and naval architecture by German Frers. One of the more noticeable evolutions is the yacht's dual-acting transom door, which sees the stern open along with part of the aft deck to create a generous waterfront beach club, offering nearly double the space than on previous Maxis. A second unit is already underway at the Finnish shipyard.
The new flagship of YYachts, Bella, will make her first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show this year following delivery in November 2022. She is the first unit in the shipyard's Y9 series designed by Bill Tripp and eclipses its former flagship, Prevail, by 2.3 metres. Built entirely in carbon fibre, she is a performance cruiser and has been carefully designed to sail with as little as two crew, with the mainsheet centred on the bimini top keeping the social cockpit clear of sheets.
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Drumbeat was built for an experienced yachtsman and delivered in 2000 as the second in the Salperton dynasty. Not only was she the biggest boat ever built by shipyard Alloy Yachts, but she was the largest yacht to be built in New Zealand. Designed by Ed Dubois, she is fitted with a carbon ketch Panamax rig that flies 2,400 square metres of sail downwind. Drumbeat has had the same owner since 2007 but is now offered for sale.
Drumbeat is listed for sale with Atalante asking €22,000,000.
State of Grace
Builder: Perini Navi
State of Grace was launched in 2013 as one of Perini Navi’s 40m Fast Cruising series, a collaboration between Perini Navi and Ron Holland. She was built with an aluminium hull and her sailing credentials include a 51.8-metre Southern Spars mast, captive reel winches, and a 17-tonne swing keel that reduces her draught from 9.1 to 3.5 metres. Inside, she has a split-level saloon, sleeps nine, and is offered for sale following a comprehensive refit and 10-year class survey.
State of Grace is asking €11,750,000 with Cecil Wright & Partners.
Builder: Baltic Yachts
The brief for Canova was for the ultimate cruiser with a design that prioritised comfort, enabled short-handed sailing, and offered plenty of shade in the cockpit. Twin helm stations are positioned close to the bulwarks for forward visibility; the mainsheet track is set out of harm’s way on the coachroof, well-distanced from guests and crew; and a self-tacking jib is sheeted forward of the mast to avoid flailing sheets sweeping the side decks. What's more, she has a hybrid engine and DSS foil which makes her uber-efficient. The Baltic Yachts and Farr Yacht Design collaboration won Sailing Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards.
Sunreef 80 Eco
Builder: Sunreef Yachts
Sunreef’s 80 Eco model combines catamaran comfort with an impressive list of green tech – including solar panels on every surface. The "eco" version of Sunreef's bestselling catamaran can run for days, weeks or even months without burning a drop of fossil fuel – enough to cross an ocean – thanks to a powerful 200-square-metre, fully battened main and a 155-square-metre jib, variable pitch propellers that generate energy under sail, and up to 160 square metres of solar panels.