Spotted: Where to find the world's coolest superyachts

The global superyacht fleet is always on the move. BOAT keeps track of some of the most famous yachts in the world, spotting them in locations such as Germany, The Netherlands, Dubai and Gibraltar. 

Lady Lara in Newport

The 91 metre Lürssen superyacht Lady Lara has been spotted in Newport, Rhode Island. Built under the codename Orchid, Lady Lara was designed inside and out by Reymond Langton and launched in 2015. With a top speed of 18 knots, Lady Lara can accommodate a total of 14 guests on board with 19 crew.

Image credit: Yachts of Newport/ Andy Sakovits

Excellence in Fort Lauderdale

The 79.95m superyacht Excellence, built by Abeking & Rasmussen and delivered in 2019, has been spotted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Excellence's "iconic and futuristic" design was penned by British studio Winch Design, which handled both the interior and exterior of the yacht. Accommodation on board is for up to 14 people with 23 crew members.

Photo Credit: Ron Raffety

Dilbar in Southampton

The 156 metre Lürssen superyacht Dilbar has been spotted at Southampton's Town Quay. Delivered in 2016, Dilbar has a total interior volume of 15,917GT. Elsewhere, the yacht features a 180 cubic metre swimming pool that is believed to be the largest on any yacht. The yacht's 30,000kw diesel electric power plant gives Dilbar a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

Image credit: Ashley Overton

Project Electra in the Netherlands

The brand new 50 metre Heesen superyacht Project Electra has been spotted entering the entrance of Rotterdam Harbour. It comes after Heesen announced the sale of the 49.8 metre superyacht, which is the second hull in Heesen’s 50 metre 5000 class. Project Electra was launched in March this year.

Image credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Lady Charlotte in the Netherlands

The 38 metre Feadship superyacht Lady Charlotte was spotted on transport in the Kornwerderzand locks following an extensive refit in Zwartsluis. Destined for Harlingen, the yacht will soon be lowered back into the water. Delivered in 2003 by Dutch yard Feadship, Lady Charlotte was designed by Michael McQuiston while Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects developed the naval architecture.

Image credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Ad-Vantage and Omaha in Florida

Image courtesy of Scott Roth

The 54 metre Damen support vessel Ad-Vantage has been spotted in Florida alongside the 50 metre Heesen superyacht Omaha. Originally delivered in 2012 as a Damen Sea Axe vessel, Ad-Vantage was refitted into a support vessel in 2015 and can accommodate a total of 15 crew and guests on board. Delivered in 2018, the 49.4 metre Omaha was the first 50 Steel model by Heesen.

Image Credit: Scott Roth

Pink Shadow in the Netherlands

The 45.6 metre Damen support vessel Pink Shadow has been spotted arriving at her home yard in the Netherlands to undergo warranty works. First launched as Joy Rider as the first hull in Damen's newly developed range of yacht support vessels, Pink Shadow is the first Damen yacht support vessel dedicated to a sailing superyacht and shadows the 53.9 metre Baltic sailing yacht Pink Gin IV.

Image credit: Tom van Oossanen

Eos in Charleston

The three masted 93 metre schooner Eos has been spotted in Charleston, South Carolina. Eos was delivered in 2006 and was designed by Bill Langan with interior design by Francois Catroux. Eos can accommodate up to 16 guests and 21 crew members.

Athena arriving in Holland

The 90 metre Royal Huisman sailing superyacht Athena was photographed arriving back in her home country of Holland to undergo maintenance work. Delivered in 2004,  Athena was designed by Pieter Beeldsnijder with Dykstra Naval Architects developing the naval architecture. The interior design meanwhile was penned by Rebecca Bradley.

Image Credit: Tom van Oossanen

Sherpa in the North Sea

Image courtesy of Tom van Oossanen

The 73.6 metre go-anywhere Feadship explorer Sherpa was captured underway in the North Sea. The RWD-designed yacht was undertaking sea trials after undergoing maintenance work at Feadship in the Netherlands. Delivered in 2018, Sherpa was designed inside and out by RWD and features naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.

Image Credit: Tom van Oossanen

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