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. 

Amadea in Abu Dhabi

The 106-metre Lürssen superyacht Amadea was spotted off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Launched in 2017, Amadea was designed by Espen Oeino while the interior design was created by Francois Zuretti. Amadea is currently listed for sale with Imperial. To read more about Amadea, click here.

Image Credit: Imperial

Karima in Amsterdam

The 46 metre Amels expedition yacht Karima was spotted cruising the Dutch waterways of Amsterdam after completing winter maintenance work in Vlissingen.  Built in steel and aluminium, Karima is the first expedition yacht designed and built as new, instead of a conversion. Her exterior lines were designed by Terence Disdale and she was launched in 1993 with a refit in 2014. Made for worldwide cruising Karima features a helideck, a helicopter hangar with fuelling capabilities, and is powered by a diesel electric engine. Karima is currently listed for sale with Fraser.

Image Credit: Tom van Oossanen


Image courtesy of Tom van Oossanen

The 56 metre Heesen superyacht Galvas was spotted in the Bahamas by photographer Tom van Oossanen. It comes after the yacht, which was previously known as Project Neptune, was delivered in July last year. Galvas features exterior design by UK-based studio H2 Yacht Design, while the yacht's fast displacement steel hull was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Madsummer, Solo and Mizu in Miami

Image courtesy of Raphael Montigneaux

The 95 metre Lürssen superyacht Madsummer found fine company with the 72 metre Tankoa yacht Solo and 53 metre Oceanfast yacht Mizu at One Island Park Miami marina in November. Delivered in 2019, Madsummer was designed by Harrison Eidsgaard and can accommodate a total of 20 people on board. Solo made her international debut at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show and was designed by Francesco Paszkowski, while Mizu was delivered in 2004 and sports a military inspired exterior design penned by Sam Sorgiovanni.

Bravo Eugenia in London

The 109 metre Oceanco superyacht Bravo Eugenia was spotted moored in the Thames near the capital's iconic Tower Bridge. Delivered to her American owners in 2018, Bravo Eugenia sports exterior design by Nuvolari Lenard and naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects. Her interior design meanwhile comes courtesy of Reymond Langton Design and is populated with bespoke fabrics and signature furniture pieces."

Image Courtesy of Geordie Hilleary

Imagine D in Auckland

The 44 metre sailing yacht Imagine D was spotted moored outside Team New Zealand America's Cup base in Auckland. Built by Alloy Yachts, Imagine D was delivered in 2010 and designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Accommodation on board is for a total of eight guests and six crew members.

Photo courtesy of Harry Blazeby

Majesty 140 in Fort Lauderdale

Gulf Craft's 43 metre Majesty 140 was spotted arriving in Fort Lauderdale last month ahead of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Built from carbon fibre and GRP, the tri-deck yacht features exterior design by the yard’s in-house design team and interior design by Cristiano Gatto.

Artefact in the Baltic Sea

The 80 metre hybrid superyacht Artefact was spotted undertaking sea trials this November in the Baltic Sea. Designed by Gregory C Marshall, the superyacht hit the water for the first time in July after 18 months in construction. At 2,990 GT, Artefact is the biggest volume 80 metre superyacht in the world and is known for her striking glass-centric exterior.

Image courtesy of Andreas Jens/

Excellence in the North Sea

The 80 metre Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht Excellence was spotted undertaking sea trials in the North Sea in July. Just a few months later, the Winch-Designed "futuristic" superyacht made its international debut at the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show. Key features of this unusual superyacht include the "striking and angular bow", which creates the "silhouette of a spaceship," Winch said.

Image courtesy of Tom Van Oossanen

Flying Fox on the way to Norway

The 136 metre Lürssen superyacht Flying Fox was spotted underway on her maiden voyage from the German yard to Stavanger, Norway in March this year. Now one of the largest superyachts in the world, Flying Fox features a stylish exterior penned by Espen Øino and an elegant interior by Mark Berryman.

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