Top 200 largest yachts
Your definitive guide to the largest superyachts in the world counts down from 200, revealing the biggest private boat at the last page of this article. Updated regularly, this is the most authoritative source of its kind that adds the biggest luxury yachts to the list once they are delivered.
In 2017, we have seen 14 new deliveries join the ranks of the world's largest superyachts, including a new arrival in the top ten.
200. Aviva III | 68m (223')
Launched by Abeking & Rasmussen in February 2007, Aviva III was reportedly built for currency dealer Joe Lewis as a replacement for an earlier yacht of the same name. With her continuous sheerline and a near-plumb bow providing a waterline length of just a half-metre less than her overall length, she is easily recognisable.
Her superstructure is topped by a sun deck with a central enclosed section carrying the staircase and the glass lift that links all five levels. Forward are a spa pool and sunpads and aft a shaded dining area. Her unusual interior layout places both the galley and dining room aft on the upper deck, the latter having wide doors that fold back to unite the room with the deck.
199. Sycara V | 68.15m (223'58")
The fifth custom yacht for her serial owners, Sycara V is the ultimate charter yacht. The Craig Beale interior is contemporary and modern, with a penthouse feel accentuated by her wide open spaces and a light and airy palette of blue and pastel colored fabrics.
Each of Sycara V’s five decks is versatile from convertible staterooms, that can be converted in to suites, to multiple dining options and a climate-controlled gym with steam shower and massage treatment room.
Sycara V is featured in volume 25 of The Superyachts.
198. Hermitage | 68.15m (223'7")
The fifth yacht launched by Lürssen in 2010, Hermitage has sharp and modern exterior lines that were designed by Espen Øino and the final result is beautiful, re-inforced by her black and white paint job. Built in steel with an aluminium superstructure, her interior is designed by Andrew Winch and she will accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms.
197. Lady S | 68.5m (224'9")
Lady S (ex-Lady Anne PB), delivered to her original American owner in early 2006 from the Amels-Schelde shipyard, was built with environmental protection in mind – she has low-emission engines, a zero-discharge cooling system for the main engines and generators, zero pollution refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and a salt water-fed sanitary system.
She has a high bow with a bulb at the forefoot that can be ballasted to optimise fuel economy, trim and sea-keeping. Inward-turning props minimise noise and cavitation, while independently operable rudders also increase manoeuvrability. Her top speed is 17.4 knots, while at 15.5 knots she has a maximum cruising range of 5,500 nautical miles. Lady S’s stunning interior, designed by Walter Francini in collaboration with the owner’s wife, is in the art deco style and incorporates many original pieces of Ruhlmann furniture from the French art deco period. She was sold in August 2011 and renamed Lady S.
Lady S featured in The Superyachts, Volume 20.
196. Attessa III | 68.58m (225')
Reportedly built for the Bahamas-based currency trader Joe Lewis, who named her Lady Aviva, this Feadship was launched from the Royal Van Lent yard in 1998. Following an onboard fire in 2001, which caused serious damage, she was purchased by Dennis Washington, an American entrepreneur from Montana, who renamed her Attessa and restored her in a Vancouver shipyard to the designs of Glade Johnson, in the process increasing her length from 62 to 68.58 metres.
Notable features of the yacht, which accommodates an owner’s party of 10 in hedonistic comfort, include her atrium, through which a staircase and lift rise four decks, and a main deck saloon and games lounge that offer an open space some 15 metres in length. The tenders are stowed in a full-beam garage forward on the main deck. Attessa rightly won the accolade of Best Refit of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards in Venice.
195. Samaya | 69m (226’5”)
Launched in August 2017 for a European owner with a passion for diving and conservationism, Samaya is notable for her highly specified dive store, complete with nitrox-enriched air system and recovery plunge pool. The underwater theme is carried over to her manta ray emblem and teal waterline stripe — inspired by a rare species of tropical fish that the owner once encountered.
Naval architecture & exterior design: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: RWD
194. Saluzi | 69.1m (226'8")
Saluzi was launched by Austal Ships in 2003. At that time she was christened Tia Moana and was part of a cruising company’s fleet in French Polynesia with her sistership Tu Moana. She was converted into a private yacht by Horizon in 2013-2014 and given a dramatic exterior paint job in 2016.
193. Suerte | 69.3m (227'36")
The debut launch from Italian yard Tankoa Yachts, Suerte hit the water in 2015 boasting a vast beach club that was a key requirement of her owner. Other stand-out features include a cinema room with an 80-inch curved screen and a foredeck tender garage, which can hold up to four Jet Skis. Styled inside and out by Francesco Paszkowski, Suerte can accommodate 12 guests and 19 crew members.
192. Nomad | 69.5m (228')
Nomad was first owned by professional golfer Greg Norman, who named her after the colloquial term for Australian football, Aussie Rules. In 2004 she was sold to Florida businessman Wayne Huizenga, an American real estate developer and owner of the Miami Dolphins, who removed her ability to carry sport fishing craft on the main deck aft and converted this space into a massive entertaining area, while extending the bridge deck to carry a helicopter.
The yacht changed hands once again in 2008, when it was subjected to a lengthy refit and renamed Nomad. Accommodation includes a main deck owner’s suite and five guest cabins on the lower deck. Other notable features are an observation lounge and cinema on the upper deck and a superb aft deck with alfresco dining area and an impressive barbecue. Nomad, currently being offered for charter, is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 19.
191. Sherakhan | 69.95m (229"6')
Converted from a Dutch merchant marine training vessel, Sherakhan features an amazing 22-seat dining saloon that rises 7 metres through two decks, illuminated by panoramic windows and light that filters in through the 18-person glass-bottomed spa pool in the deckhead.
Suites range from 30 to 50 square metres and feature interesting décor and style. The owner’s suite has a revolving bed, a private terrace and a combined lounge and study that can be converted into an independent double with its own bathroom. The remaining 10 guest cabins (four doubles, four twin/double convertibles, and two smaller twins that each link to a double making them suitable for children) are equipped in similar fashion to the owner’s suite. Eight further cabins provide accommodation for nannies or staff.
Other facilities include a beauty salon, massage rooms, a sauna and a fitness room. Her most recent refit at Icon Yachts in 2017 saw her classic dark blue hull finished replaced with a more modern white look. Sherakhan is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 19.