Spot the Yacht: Standout Superyachts Spotted in the Mediterranean

Sailing Yacht A in Sardinia

Andrey Melnichenko’s 142.81 metre superyacht Sailing Yacht A was spotted cruising Sardinia in October 2019.

Built by Nobiskrug and designed by Philippe Starck, she was delivered in February 2017 and is one of the largest superyachts in the world. After completing sea trials in the Med in 2017 she has remained in her favourite cruising ground, making appearances in La Spezia, Formentera, Cyprus and other superyacht hotspots.

She is one of the most talked about yachts in the world, famed for her distinctive design and extraordinary sails, with an interior that remains shrouded in secrecy. She recently won the award for Best Sail-Assisted Motor Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards 2018.

Image courtesy of Tom Van Oossanen

Lady Britt

On August 1 2018, popular charter yacht Lady Britt was spotted cruising off the coast of Croatia, having arrived from Montenegro at the end of July.

Delivered in 2011 by Feadship, the 63 metre superyacht boasts a wellness spa complete with authentic Finnish sauna and luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests in seven cabins. Her ample deck spaces are home to an outdoor cinema, a panoramic sundeck gym and a vast Jacuzzi. She is managed for charter by Edmiston & Company.

Pictures courtesy of Captain Patrick Cowley


After completing her sea trials in the Netherlands, Oceanco's newest 110 metre flagship Jubilee was spotted in Gibraltar (pictured top left and right, July 14) and on the Côte d'Azur (pictured bottom left with 110 metre Ona, July 15).

Created to a visually striking design by Igor Lobanov with naval architecture by Azure, Jubilee's eye-catching turquoise and white exterior is sure to turn heads in any marina. Features include a helipad, aquarium, swimming pool and beach club. Additionally, she can sleep up to 30 guests in 15 cabins.

Picture courtesy of Raphael Montigneaux & / @yachts_on_the_rock


The elusive superyacht Katara was spotted in Gibraltar in June.

Little is known about the interior of this 124 metre vessel, one of the biggest superyachts built by Lürssen, other than that it was created by the late Alberto Pinto. Her exterior was designed by Espen Oeino and features a helipad, multiple swimming pools and a Jacuzzi.

Picture courtesy of / @superyachts_gibraltar


The gargantuan gunmetal grey superyacht Ulysses was spotted off the coast of Antibes in May, just a couple of days after her arrival on the Côte d'Azur. Prior to the French Riviera, she was in La Rochelle for an extensive refit by Compositeworks.

Delivered by Kleven in 2015, the 107.4 metre expedition yacht is one of the largest in the world. She can sleep up to 30 guests in 15 cabins and her onboard highlights include a vast wine cellar, multiple saloons, a cocktail lounge complete with pool table, beach club, expansive spa, cinema and fully-equipped gymnasium.

Picture courtesy of Raphael Montigneaux


Currently in Golfe Juan, France, the gargantuan 162.4 metre superyacht Eclipse was seen in Gibraltar (pictured right) in May. She departed from Fort Lauderdale (bottom left) at the end of April and had spent some of the last few months in the Bahamas (top left) and Puerto Rico.

Delivered by Blohm & Voss in 2010, Eclipse famously belongs to Roman Abramovich and is one of the world's largest superyachts.

Pictures courtesy of / @superyachts_gibraltar / @ronraffety / @__laetita_b


One of the most divisive superyachts was spotted in Gibraltar in April (top left), having been photographed moored in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (right). She was then spotted in Barcelona in July.

Yas is a 141 metre superyacht that was originally delivered in 1977 as a Dutch-built navy frigate, but she re-emerged into the public eye in 2015 as a dolphin-inspired yacht with a vast expanse of glass used in the superstructure.

Pictures courtesy of / @thecanarianislander / @superyachts_gibraltar

Ocean Sapphire

Ocean Sapphire, which was delivered by Rodriquez Yachts in 2010, arrived in La Ciotat from Sete in March and has also been spotted in Marseille and Toulon since September 2016.

The 41 metre luxury yacht has a contemporary interior, which features an open-plan main saloon and dining area, a luxurious skylounge and accommodation for 10 guests in five cabins including an impressive master suite.

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The iconic golden outline of Khalilah has been spotted a number of times around the Mediterranean, including Toulon, Portofino and Viareggio.

Delivered by Palmer Johnson in 2014, the all-carbon 49 metre superyacht is one of the most divisive superyachts due to her unique design and is definitely one of the coolest luxury yachts we wish were available for charter. Her interior was designed in-house and features bold colours and accents, including an extraordinary octopus ceiling sculpture in the main saloon.

Khalilah is now available for charter through SuperYachtsMonaco.

Pictures courtesy if / @enricodepaola / @mrmarcialino