Standout superyachts spotted in the Caribbean

BOAT keeps an eye on the standout luxury superyachts spotted in cruising in Caribbean waters...

Elysian

Image Credits: Tim Bourner

The 66 metre Lürssen-built superyacht Elysian has been spotted in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. First delivered in 2014, Elysian has been island hopping in the Grenadines since March after spending several weeks visiting the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Designed by legendary superyacht designer Espen Øino, with an interior by Reymond Langton, Elysian can accommodate a total of 12 guests and 17 crew on board. 

Odyssea

Image Credits: @hayden.laubscher

Heesen superyacht Odyssea has been spotted in the Bahamas. The 46.7 metre superyacht, first delivered in 2012 to a design by Omega Architects, has spent February 2021 cruising between the Bahamian capital of Nassau and Black Point, stopping by Shroud Cay in between the two destinations. Able to accommodate 12 guests and 10 crew, she boasts a cruising range of 4,000 nautical miles. She is currently available to charter with Ocean Independence from $200,000 a week.

M5

Image Credits: George Cavendish

Recently refitted sailing yacht M5 was spotted cruising in the warm waters of the Bahamas in March 2021. The 78 metre superyacht, first delivered in 2004 by Vosper Thornycroft, left Florida’s Key West in late February and sailed past Fort Lauderdale, Bullock Harbour and Nassau before heading south towards Black Point. 

Designed by Ron Holland, M5 can host 14 guests and 12 crew members. Previously known as Mirabella V, she is considered the world’s largest sailing sloop.

Artefact

Image courtesy of Kelly Sullivan

The 80 metre hybrid Nobiskrug superyacht Artefact has been spotted anchored in Pitons Bay, St Lucia. Delivered in 2020, Artefact was designed by Gregory C Marshall and, with a 2,990GT, is the biggest-volume 80 metre superyacht in the world.


Maltese Falcon and Aquijo

The 85.9 metre sailing ketch Aquijo has been spotted alongside the 88 metre Perini Navi sailing superyacht Maltese Falcon anchored off Christophe Harbour in St Kitts.

Delivered in 2015 by Oceanco and Vitters, Aquijo was designed by Bill Tripp and can accommodate a total of 14 guests and 16 crew members. The 88 metre Maltese Falcon was delivered in 2006 and was built by Perini Navi. Available for charter, Maltese Falcon can accommodate a total of 12 guests and 19 crew.

Drumbeat, 10 and King Baby

Three superyachts were spotted moored up shoulder to shoulder in St Lucia's Marigot Bay. The IAG Yachts 42.67 metre King Baby, the Alloy Yachts 53 metre sailing yacht Drumbeat and the Delta Marine 46.24 metre 10 were photographed together.

Drumbeat had just arrived from Mustique, having been spotted in Rodney Bay and Grenada, while King Baby had previously visited Guadeloupe and the US Virgin Islands. 10 had cruised over from St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Pictures courtesy of Twitter.com / @JoanMacKinnon

Savannah

The stunning 83.5 metre Feadship Savannah had been cruising in the Caribbean, where she departed from St. Maarten (pictured bottom left) on and then anchored off Gustavia in St Barths (right).

Delivered in 2015 and winner of last year's World Superyacht Awards, she features an interior by CG Design and boasts a semi-submerged observation lounge. Additionally, she has a nine metre swimming pool on deck as well as a vast Jacuzzi.

Pictures courtesy of Instagram.com / @vi_matt / @derox1 @beatricejoyceuk

Mayan Queen IV

Mayan Queen IV left St Vincent and the Grenadines and was photographed cruising off Tobago Cays. She had been in the Caribbean since late 2016 when she moored at St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Delivered by Blohm + Voss in 2008, 93.25 metre Mayan Queen IV is not available for charter. She can sleep up to 16 guests and boasts interiors designed by Terence Disdale.

Pictures courtesy of Boat International Travel Editor Sophia Wilson (left) & Instagram.com / @superyachts_gibraltar (right)

Gene Machine

Gene Machine had been cruising in the Caribbean for the majority of the winter season when she was spotted in the Bahamas, St. Maarten, St Thomas and Guadeloupe.

The55 metre Amels superyacht was photographed frolicking with a pod of humpback whales in the Dominican Republic, having left the Ocean World Adventure Park. Gene Machine was delivered in 2013.

Pictures courtesy of Instagram.com / @king_ of_ never_land

Axioma

Axioma was spotted off the coast of Gustavia in St Barths.

Sleeping up to 12 guests in six cabins, her interior offers plenty of reasons why celebs love to charter Axioma. Her double height atrium and mezzanine level boasts a luxurious lounge area and cocktail bar. Additionally, she has a spa area complete with sauna and steam room, an indoor cinema room and an elegant dining room.

At 72.5 metres, her expansive deck space has a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, as well as multiple al fresco dining spots and lounge areas.

Delivered by Dunya Yachts in 2013, Axioma is available for charter and is also currently listed for sale.

Pictures courtesy of Instagram.com / @sg8584 / @epicmarina

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