Top 200 largest yachts
100. Alfa Nero | 81.27m (266'8'')
The iconic yacht Alfa Nero has some innovative features, the most notable of which is a ‘beach club’ on the aft deck conceived by Carlo Nuvolari. It incorporates a huge swimming pool with a glass aft end over which the overflow water pours. The floor of the swimming pool can be raised (retaining the water in the pool) to give it a safer depth for children, or completely raised to the level of the surrounding deck to become either a dance floor or a helicopter landing pad. A gym and massage room are located on the uppermost deck.
The interior, by Alberto Pinto, blends elegant understatement with pop art and features a staircase that wraps around a glass lift shaft. The accommodation for an owner’s party of 12 includes a master suite (with two dressing rooms, a huge spa pool-fitted bathroom and an office that can be converted to a family cabin), two VIP suites and three further guest cabins. Alfa Nero is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 21.
99. Kibo | 81.8m (268'4")
Kibo is the second-largest yacht ever built by the German yard. Boat International had the exclusive feature on the 81.8 metre Kibo when she launched in 2014. She is designed to last rather than for flash, but with design by Disdale, is completely striking nonetheless.
98. Sarafsa | 82m (269')
Sarafsa was delivered in early 2008 to an owner who is thought to be a member of the Saudi Arabian Royal Family – reportedly Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who named it after his daughter Sara Fahed Sultan Al Saud (Sara F S A). The four-year build at Devonport Yachts in Plymouth, UK, was cloaked in secrecy. Project management by large yacht specialists Royale Oceanic included all commercial, legal and technical aspects, with its sister company Burness Corlett Three Quays providing naval architecture and marine engineering support.
The hull, which features side-opening shell doors and a sea-level side boarding platform, was built at Devonport’s Appledore Shipyard in North Devon and moved to Plymouth, on the south coast, for finishing. The interior, designed by Andrew Winch Designs, borrows elements from the grand hotels of Italy. Within her six-deck structure is a glass-topped atrium and a ‘winter garden’-style dining room on the upper deck that can be open or enclosed with sliding glass screens.
97. Graceful | 82m (269')
The original hull was built by Sevmash in Russia and was shipped to Bremen Germany in 2010. Boat International was the first to release details on superyacht Graceful in May 2012 when the 82 metre hull hit the water and was towed to Blohm + Voss in Hamburg for completion and fitting out of the 2,500 gross ton yacht.
Exterior and interior styling come from UK-based H2 Yacht Design, and the she has been fitted out over the past 18 months in close cooperation between the builder, owner and project manager Dörries Maritime Services. Graceful will accommodate up to 14 guests in a duplex-style master suite that features a folding balcony, two VIP staterooms and three additional guest suites.
The owner selected Blohm + Voss to complete Graceful’s complex design brief, including an unusual 15 x 3 metre indoor swimming pool, which can be converted to a dancefloor by raising the floor of the pool. Graceful also boasts a large helipad on her upper deck.
Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, Graceful is projected to have a top speed of 17.6 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles.
96. Basrah Breeze | 82m (269')
Displacing some 1,660 tonnes at full load, this Danish-built yacht was constructed for Saddam Hussein, who named her Qadissayat Saddam after an historic Iraqi military victory, but she remained undelivered due to war. She was handed over to Saudi Arabia in 1988 and renamed Al Yamamah. She later bore the name Ocean Breeze, and it is understood that her ownership has since been transferred to the Iraqi state and that she has been renamed Basrah Breeze. Having failed to sell her for a reported asking price of $30m in January 2009, Iraq has so far made no statement regarding her future use. When last reported, the yacht was in Basra.
Builder & naval architecture:Helsingor Vaerft
Former names:Al Yamamah, Ocean Breeze, Qadissiyat Saddam
95. Romea | 82.4m (270'35")
Built alongside Kibo at German yard Abeking & Rasmussen in North Germany, Romea is 60 centimetres longer than her sistership. Both yachts feature exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale and follow his “beach club on the water” design principle.
Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, she is capable of a top speed of 16.5 knots, with a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 14 knots.
Builder / Naval Architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior Styling / Interior design: Terence Disdale
94. Secret | 82.48m (270'7")
Not much is known about Secret, but the 82.3 metre superyacht was built by Abeking & Rasmussen and delivered in May 2013. Burgess placed the build order for repeat customers who brought in their own designer, Jim Harris, to style the new Secret similarly to their last Secret (now Majestic), a 61.2 metre Feadship.
93. O'Mega | 82.5m (270'8")
In the early years of this century many yacht owners invested serious money in larger vessels due to increased charter demand in this sector of the market. The 82.5 metre motor yacht O’Mega, whose hull was constructed in Japan in 1985, was converted to a superyacht in Greece to the design of Giorgio Vafiadis.
With Bureau Veritas classification, Greek registration and compliant to SOLAS regulations for 36 passengers, she offers accommodation for 32 guests. Facilities include a conference room, a gymnasium, spa, yoga and Pilates studio, and beauty and massage parlours. She was refitted again in 2009 following her sale, and upgraded in many areas.
O’Mega is featured in Volume 18 of The Superyachts and Refits 2013.
92. EOS | 82.6m (271')
Few details are known about this schooner, which was built in Germany under conditions of great secrecy for her American owner, the television pioneer, film maker and Internet mogul Barry Diller. EOS' length is often quoted as being longer than the 82.6 metre figure used in this list but, in accordance with general practice, we do not believe that her bowsprit should be included in her overall length. EOS was refitted at Royal Huisman in 2011.
91. Here Comes The Sun | 83m (272'3")
The first Amels LE272 yacht, Here Comes The Sun was launched on June 30, 2016. The client is a former Amels owner who wanted to trade up to a larger yacht, but without losing the sleek lines that the Dutch yard is known for. Key features include a 42 metre long owner's deck measuring 300 metres square and a superyacht beach club that spreads over 87 square metres of deck space.