Spotted: Where to find the world's coolest superyachts

The global superyacht fleet is always on the move — in fact, in 2022, the fleet travelled a cumulative total of 19.9 million nautical miles. BOAT keeps track of some of the most famous yachts in the world, spotting them in locations such as Dubai, Antarctica and Thailand.

Faith in Saint Martin

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The 95.6-metre Faith was spotted seeking some serenity in the waters around Belmond La Samana, one of the most exclusive hideaways in Saint Martin. The yacht dropped anchor just opposite the beach, showing off her elegant RWD-designed exterior, twin ten-metre tenders and unfolding sea terraces, which lead into a spacious beach club with a glass-bottomed pool. In eight weeks' time, the hotel will play host to the inaugural Between the Bays event, which is being held in partnership with Anguilla Tourism, St. Martin Tourism and Feadship.

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Feadship   96.55 m •   2017

Octopus in Antarctica

Credit: Camper & Nicholsons / David Le Roux

The 126.2 metre Octopus has been busy since she sold in 2021. Since then, she has joined the charter fleet with Camper & Nicholsons and voyaged across central and south America, finishing her ambitious charter tour in the wintry waters of Antarctica. The superyacht, which was famously commissioned for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, is widely considered the world's first 'true' explorer and is packed from bow to stern with adventurous amenities including pools, a helipad and an ROV.

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Lürssen   126.2 m •   2003

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Lürssen   126.2 m •   26 guests • Price from $2,200,000 p/w

Stardust in Thailand

Credit: Damen Yachting

The 62.5 metre Amels yacht Stardust was spotted cruising through Phuket and the shallow waters of Phang Nga Bay shortly after delivery. Led by Captain Fraser Gow, the yacht explored the remote beaches and limestone karsts studded throughout the region's emerald waters. Stardust was delivered in 2020 by Amels and is no stranger to adventure — in the first half 2022 she was the world's eighth most-travelled superyacht and she even paid a visit to London

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Bold in Dubai

Credit: SailGP

BOLD is a born explorer and has been on the move since the day she left the SilverYachts shipyard in 2019. From Australia to Fiji and Papua New Guinea, to Canada and across the Indian Ocean, she has racked up more than 90,000 nautical miles circumnavigating the globe. Her latest adventure has seen the 85.3 metre explorer drop anchor in Dubai where her guests could observe the regatta action unfolding at the Dubai SailGP event - the first to be held in the Middle East. The Espen Øino design may resemble a battleship but conceals a colourful interior behind her aggressive lines and tinted windows. 

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SilverYachts   85.3 m •   2019

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SilverYachts   85.3 m •   12 guests • Price from €875,000 p/w

Dragonfly in The Netherlands

Credit: Guy Fleury

After checking in for a refit at an unknown shipyard in Harlingen at the beginning of the year, the 73.3 metre Dragonfly has been spotted on the move. Not one often found sitting still in a shipyard, Dragonfly started 2021 exploring Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands, moving northwards to West Papua and crossing the pacific to the Galapagos and Costa Rica, before making passage across the Atlantic to Harlingen. Her slender form is the work of Espen Øino and she is the second of two sisterships from Australian shipyard SilverYachts

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SilverYachts   73.3 m •   2009

Blue Jeans in London

The latest launch from Van der Valk made a trip to London on its maiden voyage from the Dutch shipyard. Her custom lapis-blue hull stood out against the grey skies of the British capital as she posed for a picture in front of the iconic Tower Bridge. Highlights of the 33 metre include a sundeck firepit, a folding bulwark that doubles as a diving board, and a foredeck "chillout lounge" with sun pads tucked into the bow and a dining table that pops up from the deck.

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Van Der Valk   33.74 m •   2022

Gene Machine and Gene Chaser in Miami

Credit: Raphael Montigneaux

The 55 metre Amels Gene Machine and its Damen support vessel Gene Chaser have been spotted at Yacht Haven Grande Marina at Island Gardens in Miami. The two have been cruising in tandem since 2021 after its owner, Dr Jonathan Rothberg, purchased and refitted the Damen support vessel formerly known as Blue Ocean. In an interview, Rotherbeg said that Gene Machine is operated like a Four Seasons and Gene Chaser is run more like a Holiday Inn Express. Gene Machine carries a Fjord 42, pictured, and a Hatløy Maritime Oxpro AL8 landing craft. The 74 metre Lady Jorgia can also be seen moored side-to the pair.

Read More/On board Gene Machine and Gene Chaser with scientist Dr Jonathan Rothberg

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Amels   55 m •   2013

Magnet in Miami

Credit: Raphael Montigneaux

The divisive 48 metre Magnet by Metal Shark was spotted in November 2022 during a rare stint at its home berth in the exclusive Hibiscus Island neighbourhood of Miami Beach. The brief for Magnet was to blend a New York loft with the capability of an extreme explorer – one that could go slow and steady over long distances and outrun bad weather. She can travel from Panama to Australia on a single tank of fuel but, according to BOAT Pro, has decided to enjoy a more leisurely time cruising in the Bahamas.

Read More/Magnet: A 48m floating New York loft with the capability of an extreme explorer

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Metal Shark Boat   48 m •   2020

Kenshō in St Tropez

Credit: Arno Lippert Photography

The 75 metre Kenshō has been spotted in the yachting playground of St. Tropez this summer. The blue beauty launched in November of last year and is the flagship for builder Admiral Yachts, part of the Italian Sea Group. Featuring an innovative hybrid propulsion system and panoramic views thanks to full-height glass, she marks an exciting addition to the Y.CO charter fleet. Her sleek, organic-shaped exterior comes from Azure, and she’ll be easy to spot wherever she cruises the Mediterranean over summer.

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Admiral - The Italian Sea Group   74.85 m •   2022

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Admiral - The Italian Sea Group   74.85 m •   16 guests • Price from €850,000 p/w

O'Pari in Greece

Credit: John Georgizas

The 95 metre O'Pari is one of the largest superyachts built in Greece, and is an active cruiser around the Hellenic coastlines. She was spotted here, coming into the port of Spetses, during a busy summer season island-hopping around the Saronic. She marks one of the most expensive superyachts available to charter and was famously chartered by basketball star Michael Jordan around Croatia. As the flagship for Athens-based shipyard Golden Yachts, she follows in the footsteps of a number of superyachts that all begin with 'O' - a nod to an ancient Greek character that was formerly used as a greeting. 

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Golden Yachts   94.6 m •   2020

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Golden Yachts   95 m •   12 guests • Price from €1,000,000 p/w

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