Top 200 largest yachts
80. Fountainhead | 87.87m (288'3")
Feadship Koninklijke De Vries shipyard in Makkum, launched Fountainhead, the third Feadship XL for an east coast US owner. The 87.78 metre motor yacht was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and features an interior by Sinot Yacht Design. Fountainhead and Musashi (its new sistership) are the largest yachts built by Feadship De Vries to date. The yacht is almost identical to Musashi on the outside, but has a very different interior per her U.S. owners’ interest in antiques and a single master suite.
79. Quattroelle | 88m (288'8")
'Love, life, liberty and luxury' is found aboard Lürssen's new 88 metre superyacht. Her name, Quattroelle, stands for these four 'Ls.' Quattroelle's keel was laid mid-September 2010 and transferred to Lürssen yard in June 2011. Launched under her given name in 2012, and now making our list in 2013, Quattroelle, the steel and aluminium beauty, is now spending her time as a charter vessel in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. She was designed to be luxurious and has the usual charter toys in addition to a cinema and an art gallery.
Quattroelle is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 27.
78. Maltese Falcon | 88m (288'8")
Built for the American venture capitalist Tom Perkins, and now owned by Elena Ambrosiadou, the three-masted schooner and iconic yachtMaltese Falcon is the second largest sailing yacht after Sea Cloud. Her pioneering Falcon Rig comprises three unstayed carbon-fibre masts whose carbon-fibre yards are fixed to the rotating masts. The 2,396 square metre sails are stored within the mast and set by extending outwards along the yards using automated controls.
The steel hull was originally built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, Turkey, but the project was cancelled. Following its purchase by Perkins, the underwater lines and appendages were modified by Dykstra Naval Architects to maximise sailing performance. The yacht has topped 24 knots under sail. The interior by Ken Freivokh is as remarkable as her exterior (which he also drew) – a stunning marriage of industrial chic and hi-tech in which long sight lines and extreme comfort are aligned with a sense of open space. This astounding vessel is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 20.
77. Asean Lady | 88.15m (289'2")
Asean Lady is probably the most unusual yacht in this list, being a proa with a high volume main hull and a smaller outrigger hull for stability – a configuration that provides a huge deck space on the main and upper decks. The yacht, built in China and fitted out in Singapore, is owned by Singaporean Brian Chang, who also owns her building yard, while her interior, which features a fine selection of traditional Chinese art and wood carvings, was designed by his wife, Annie.
The owner’s suite and eight guest cabins will accommodate a total of 20, while the 18 crew share nine cabins. Asean Lady, normally berthed at Raffles Marina in Singapore, is able to achieve a top speed of 15 knots, while at the lesser speed of 12 knots she has an amazing range of 10,000nm. She was featured in volume 19 of The Superyachts book.
76. Nirvana | 88.5m (290'4")
Nirvana has naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and Oceanco’s in-house team, while her exterior lines come from the boards of Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni. Lloyd’s registered and MCA compliant, this six-deck superyacht, built in steel and aluminium, is ingeniously designed with interconnected interior and exterior areas thanks to large sliding doors that allow guests to be both inside and outside simultaneously.
Sorgiovanni is also responsible for the contemporary interior of Nirvana, an idyllic, life-enhancing yacht. She accommodates 12 guests. The master suite, complete with office, private deck and spa pool, enjoys panoramic views from the foredeck. Five VIP cabins will accommodate the other guests. Special features include a 7.5 metre swimming pool with height adjustable floor.
Nirvana is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.
75. Barbara | 88.5m (290'4")
The third yacht born from the partnership between Dutch yard Oceanco and Australian designer Sam Sorgiovanni, Barbara was delivered in early 2017. Her elliptical portholes and curvy aluminium superstructure blur the boundaries between the four teak decks. Barbara’s top speed is believed to be in excess of 18 knots, and she has been fitted with a pair of side-mounted water cannons to deter any unwanted visitors.
74. Illusion Plus | 88.5m (280'3")
Illusion Plus is the largest yacht ever built in Asia. In addition to the eight cabins for
12 guests (including an 80m2 master suite) there are 15 cabins for 25 crew. She has an unusual layout on the main deck where there is a cinema aft of a multipurpose room for games, dining or receiving guests. This features stairs up to an atrium-style saloon and dining room connected by a catwalk. Here, the overhead soars to 7m (it is still an impressive 2.5m to 2.9m elsewhere). She has a touch-and-go helipad and two large spa pools, one with a waterfall feature aft on the main deck and one forward on the top deck.
Builder: Pride Mega Yachts
Naval architecture: Azure
Exterior design: Rainsford Mann Design
Interior design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
73. Infinity | 89m (292')
Designed by Azure Naval Architects and the in-house team at Oceanco, Infinity features exterior styling by Espen Øino. Powered by twin 3,600kW MTU engines, she reaches speeds exceeding 18.5 knots. Infinity accommodates 14 guests in a master suite with private exterior deck and whirlpool, two VIP suites and four guest cabins.
72. Lauren L | 90m (295'3")
This yacht started life as the 100-passenger mini-cruise vessel Sun Bay 1 but before completion she was bought by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the Russian owner of Yukos Oil, who planned to use her as a floating headquarters. He reduced the number of cabins to 25 and used the space thus released to create a conference room and library. At the time this project was completed, he was unable to proceed with his plans, and after unsuccessful attempts to charter the vessel she was offered for sale.
In 2007 she was bought by the late Andreas Liveras, who renamed her Lauren L and chartered her for the remainder of the summer. Realising her shortcomings as a charter vessel, Liveras initiated a major refit in Greece over the winter of 2007-8. This remodelled her exterior lines and created a large master suite and a health and beauty spa, while reducing cabin numbers to 20. Her forward areas were remodelled to allow the helicopter pad to be moved to the fore deck from the bridge deck aft, which is now devoted to tenders.
71. Lionheart | 90m (295'3")
Formerly known as Hull FB262, superyacht Lionheart was launched by Benetti in 2016 as the Italian yard’s new flagship. Key features on board Lionheart include private balconies on the main deck, while her twin Caterpillar diesel engines allow for a maximum speed of 18 knots. Featuring curvy exterior styling by Stefano Natucci, this displacement yacht was built for a repeat customer who previously owned a 63.5 metre Benetti that went by the same name (now Lioness V).