Spot the yacht: Standout superyachts spotted in the Mediterranean

From Monaco to Capri, BOAT's yacht spotters keep a keen eye out for the standout superyachts dropping anchor in the Mediterranean, including La Datcha, Artefact and Flying Fox

Elements in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin

Credit: Raphael Belly

The 80 metre superyacht Elements has been spotted enjoying the last of the summer season in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France. Delivered in 2019 by Yachtley, Elements features exterior design by Alpha Marine and features on board accommodation for a total of 24 guests in 12 cabins. Fully equipped for charter, the yacht boasts a professional galley, pantries on all decks and a crew of up to 30. 

My Legacy in Viareggio

The 56 metre Codecasa superyacht My Legacy has been spotted arriving back into its home yard in Viareggio following its maiden season cruising the Mediterranean. The yacht, which was delivered in July 2021, is set to undergo "fine-tuning" at the yard. My Legacy features a large swimming pool on the sun deck surrounded by a spacious sunbathing area while power comes from a pair of Caterpillar 3512E engines for a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 5,000 miles at 12 knots.

Lady Gulya in Juan-les-Pins

Credit: Raphael Montigneaux

German yard Lürssen's 111 metre Lady Gulya (previously Tis) has been spotted during an evening cruise off Juan-les-Pins in France. Delivered in 2019, the six-deck yacht was penned inside and out by British studio Winch Design and has a curved superstructure that contrasts with the hull's straight lines. 

Zeus in Villefranche-sur-Mer

Credit: Guy Fleury

Sitting in the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, with its bubble-like windows and military exterior, Zeus is a sight to behold. Built by German shipyard Blohm + Voss, the radical 74.5 metre superyacht was launched in 1991 as Eco and has been turning heads since day one. Designed by Martin Francis for owner Emilio Azcárraga, the yacht features ‘wow factor’ convex windows inspired by Parisian buses and, despite its size, can reach speeds of up to 30 knots. 

Flying Fox and Artefact in Nice

Credit: Claire Hagen

The world's largest yacht available for charter, Flying Fox, has been spotted alongside the 80 metre Nobiskrug superyacht and World Superyacht Award-winning Artefact in Nice. It comes after Power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z were spotted on board the 136 metre Lurssen superyacht Flying Fox just last week. Delivered in 2019, Flying Fox features exterior design by Espen Øino with interiors by Mark Berryman. 

Go in Cannes

Easily recognisable with her bright blue hull, 77 metre Turquoise superyacht Go was spotted cruising around Cannes in September 2021. Delivered in 2018 with exteriors and interiors penned by H2 Yacht Design, Go can accommodate up to 18 guests in nine staterooms alongside 19 crew members. She is powered by twin Caterpillar diesel engines and can reach a top speed is 17 knots.

Rising Sun in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Image by Raphaël Belly

The huge 138 metre Lürssen Rising Sun was spotted sailing in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, enjoying the summer season. Designed in-house and constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the yacht is currently moored in La Ciotat. Four MTU diesel engines provide an impressive top speed of 28 knots for a yacht of its size, with a cruising speed of 26 knots. 

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Lurssen |   138.01 m |   2004

Aquila in Èze-sur-Mer

Image by Raphaël Belly

The 85.6 metre Aquila was spotted sailing near Èze-sur-Mer. Originally delivered in 2010 as Cakewalk by builder Derecktor, the yacht now has an entirely new exterior and interiors after undergoing a massive refit at Pendennis in August 2016. Aquila is now moored at Genoa, according to Boat Pro data

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Derecktor   85.6 m •   2010

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Derecktor   85.6 m •   12 guests • Price from $945,000 p/w

Ecstasea and Sailing Yacht A in Sardinia

The 85.95 metre Feadship superyacht Ecstasea has been spotted in Cala di Volpe in Sardinia alongside the iconic 142 metre Nobiskrug superyacht Sailing Yacht A. First delivered in 2004, Ecstasea was designed by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects and features an interior penned by Terence Disdale

Arrow and Al Mirqab in Théoule-sur-Mer

Credit: Julien Hubert

The 75 metre Feadship superyacht Arrow and the 133 metre Al Mirqab, one of the largest yachts in the world, have been spotted together in Théoule-sur-Mer enjoying the summer season. Delivered in 2020, Arrow features exterior and interior design by H2 Yacht Design and features a bespoke mosaic-lined jacuzzi located on the sundeck. Al Mirqab meanwhile was first delivered in 2008 and is the flagship of Peterswerft - Kusch.

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