Top 200 largest yachts

13 December 2018

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 2018, we have seen nine new deliveries join the ranks of the world's largest superyachts, including a new arrival in the top 20.

200. Sherakhan | 69.95m (229"6')

Superyacht Sherakhan 69.95m (229’6”), built in 1966, Netherlands.

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.

Builder: Vuyk en Zn (1966) / KMC & KHMB (2004)
Naval architecture: KMC & KHMB
Interior design: J. Verkerk & C Rijntjes
Former names: MPS Prinses Margriet
Refit: 2017

199. Olivia | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _Olivia_70m (229’8”), built in 2010, Finland.

A conversion from a USSR ice class hydrographical survey vessel into a yacht between 2008-2010 by OY Laivateollisuus and Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction, she was named Delta Bravo One. Now named Olivia, she is RINA classed.

Builder / naval architecture: OY Laivateollisuus
Exterior styling / interior design: Rouvia Road Yacht Design & Construction
Former names: Delta Bravo One

198. Freedom | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _Freedom_70m (229’8”), built in 1999, Italy.

Although Freedom (ex-Reverie) is the third longest yacht (after Kingdom 5KR and Lionheart) to be built by Benetti, she is the second largest in terms of volume. Built for Norwegian businessman Inge Rokke, she was sold to an American in 2004, reportedly Peter Sperling.

She has six decks, all connected by a lift. One deck is reserved for the owner’s party. It offers a private sitting room and study and two family cabins in addition to the master suite, where the bedroom is adjoined by vast his-and-hers en suites. Accommodations include a VIP suite on the main deck and four guest suites on the lower deck. The yacht has two dining rooms, one in formal baroque style, the other more casual.

She is featured in volume 22 of The Superyachts.

Builder / naval architecture / exterior styling: Benetti
Interior design: John Munford Design

197. Nourah of Riyad | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _Nourah of Riyad_70m (229’8”), built in 2008, Turkey.

Nourah of Riyad was the largest yacht to be constructed in Turkey at the time of her launch, and was built while the yard was being developed around her on land reclaimed from the Gulf of Izmit. Donald Starkey’s exterior design features vertical bridge windows, ample deck spaces and mezzanine deck levels that create more space in the crew areas and improve visibility from the bridge and the master suite. The light and airy interior includes two master suites forward on the main deck, a main deck VIP, six guest cabins and a cinema. A large dining saloon for up to 36 people is located on the upper deck, while the main saloon features side doors that give access to balconies created from outward-folding bulwarks. Her impressive 26.5 metre-long sun deck can be accessed by both the internal stairwell and a lift, and features a dayhead, shower and a large spa pool flanked by sun mattresses. She is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 23.

Mid-2010, Nourah of Riyad came back to her yard for a refit, her stern was lengthened by five metres, a bulbous bow was added and the layout of the sundeck was modified.

Builder: Yachtley
Naval Architecture: Donald Starkey
Exterior Styling & Interior design: Donald Starkey Design

196. High Power III | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _High Power III_70m (229’8”), built in 2011, Italy.

High Power III (ex-Numptia) offers a spectacular variety of large exterior deck areas. The owner’s meticulous attention to detail is reflected in a dedicated spa deck, complete with beauty salon, massage room, sauna, Turkish bath and a fully equipped gymnasium. High Power III accommodates 12 guests in six spacious guest cabins (full beam master suite, VIP suite, three queen-size double guest cabins and one twin guest cabin). All decks can be accessed via an expansive circular staircase and a glass elevator which links four decks runs through the heart of the yacht.

Vast interior spaces and intelligent design offer the height of luxurious living in a modern, light and understated elegance. Her stylish Italian interior by Salvagni Architetti is contemporary and calm and creates an overall feeling of pure, stylish simplicity.

She is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts as Numptia.

Builder / naval architecture: Rossi Navi
Exterior styling: Design Studio Spadolini
Interior design: Salvagni Architetti

195. Joy | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _Joy_70m (229’8”), built in 2016, the Netherlands.

Launched by Feadship in June 2016, Joy was a particularly significant superyacht for London-based studio Bannenberg & Rowell as she represented their first exterior design, with chamfered bulwarks channelling light into her Studio Indigo interiors. Accommodation is for 12 guests split across six cabins. Built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Joy is powered by twin 1,850hp MTU diesel engines for a top speed of 16 knots and a maximum cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. Her name refers to the joy of exploration and was inspired by the statue of Christopher Columbus in New York.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt
Exterior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell
Interior Design: Studio Indigo

194. Sybaris | 70m (229'8")

Superyacht _Sybaris_70m (229’8”), built in 2016, Italy

Commissioned for serial yacht owner Bill Duker, Sybaris is one of the largest yachts built by Italian yard Perini Navi to date, second only to the 88 metre Maltese Falcon (number 62 on this list). Her carbon-fibre rig includes two masts, which measure 72 and 62 metres respectively. Naval architecture, exterior design and sail plan optimisation are all by Philippe Briand, while her interiors were styled by PH Design. Accommodation is for 12 guests, split across six cabins, and her total interior volume of 870 gross tonnes also allows for a crew of up to 11.

Builder: Perini Navi
Naval Architecture: Philippe Briand
Exterior Design: Philippe Briand
Interior Design: PH Design

193. Galactica Super Nova | 70.07m (229’10”)

Superyacht _Galactica Super Nova_70.07m (229’10”), built in 2016, the Netherlands.

Delivered in May 2016, Galactica Super Nova is the current flagship for Dutch yard Heesen Yachts. She is the largest yacht to date to feature the Fast Displacement Hull Form, as designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, allowing a top speed of 30.3 knots. Interior styling is by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, while the exterior lines are by Espen Øino. First revealed in 2014 and developed under the codename Project Kometa, Galactica Super Nova features an aft-deck lap swimming pool that is fed by a waterfall from the deck above. Accommodation is for 12 guest across six cabins.

Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval architecture: Van Oossanen Naval Architects
Exterior Design: Espen Øino
Interior Styling: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

192. Saint Nicolas | 70.2m (230'4")

Superyacht Saint Nicholas 70.2m (230’4”), built in 2007, Germany.

Built under the project name Nemo, this is the second of three almost identical sisterships ordered from Lürssen Yachts by an American yachting entrepreneur. The first, Project Marlin, was named Apoise (now named Titania, refitted, extended and No 169 in this list).

Owned by a Russian, boasting a classically styled interior by François Zuretti, she offers a ‘play deck’ with an enclosed nursery/playroom. Outside is a huge sunbathing area that surrounds a swimming pool equipped with a swimming jet at one end and an ‘in-water’ bar — complete with semi-submerged bar stools — at the other.

The third yacht, Project Shark, now Martha Ann (No 173 in this list), was retained by the commissioning owner.

Saint Nicolas is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 21.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: François Zuretti

191. Martha Ann | 70.2m (230'4")

Superyacht Martha Ann 70.2m (230’4”), built in 2008, Germany.

This is the third of a three-boat series built by Lürssen, and while the first two vessels were sold on completion, Martha Ann was retained by the client who made the initial orders.

Her accommodation, decorated with exotic materials such as parchment, palm wood, mother-of-pearl, shagreen, bamboo and buffalo hide, is laid out over six decks, and, in addition to a 427 square metre master suite located forward on the main deck, includes four double guest cabins on the lower deck and a VIP cabin on the bridge deck. Entertainment and outdoor areas, which include a gymnasium and a large spa pool with an integrated bar, are generously proportioned. Fully MCA compliant, the yacht is available for charter.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Francois Zuretti

190. Felix | 70.41m (229'8")

Superyacht Felix 70.41m (229’8”), built in 1968, Germany.

Formerly the German oceanographic research ship Komet, and briefly known as One Eagle, this vessel was renamed Amadeus following her conversion to a yacht. The work, which was undertaken at various locations by Amadeus Yachts Ltd, included the complete removal and replacement of the superstructure and the installation of two new engines that power a single shaft.

Following a recent name change, she is now known as Felix. Her exterior was designed by the London-based Reymond Langton studio, while the interior was designed by François Zuretti. Felix offers accommodation on the main deck for 10 in a VIP cabin and four guest cabins. The owner’s suite is located on the upper deck, the whole of which is devoted to his use. The yacht also features a glass lift in the centre of the staircase that rises from the main deck to the bridge deck.

Builder: Jadewerft (1968) / Amadeus Yachts Ltd (2007)
Naval architecture: Vripack
Exterior styling: Reymond Langton
Interior design: Francois Zuretti
Former names: Komet, One Eagle, Amadeus

189. Talisman C | 70.54m (231'5")

Superyacht Talisman C 70.54m (231’5”), built in 2011, Turkey.

Briefly holding the title of the largest yacht from the Turkish yard until the arrival of Vicky (see No. 154), Talisman C is the second yacht of the same name for the owner. Talisman C is the splendid evolution of a family yacht. The yacht has many of the features from the previous build. An Art Deco theme dominates the interior with a spiral staircase anchoring the design. The staircase has a beautiful, custom made chandelier that hangs through three floors.

Talisman C is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Proteksan-Turquoise
Naval architecture: Hydro Tec
Exterior styling / interior design: H2 Yacht Design

188. Skat | 70.7m (231'11")

Superyacht Skat 70.7m (231’11”), built in 2002, Germany.

The iconic yacht Skat, owned by Charles Simonyi, who was responsible for Microsoft’s Excel program, is unique both in its stern exterior appearance and interior decoration. From the outside she has the grey paint scheme and angular features associated with a naval vessel, blending these with large areas of glass in the aft parts of the superstructure, which create amazing panoramas from the interior.

Designed by Marco Zanini, the interior decoration is minimalist, with ultra-clean lines and an economic use of colour. With the whole of the lower deck devoted to crew, machinery and services, the owner’s suite and the three guest staterooms are located on the main deck, together with the saloon and dining saloon.

Skat is featured in Volume 17 of The Superyachts.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Marco Zanini

187. Titania | 70.8m (232'4")

Superyacht Titania 70.8m (232’4”), built in 2006, Germany.

Delivered in 2006, the former Apoise was extensively modified in 2012 to maximise deck areas and huge interior volume. A 3.8 metre stern addition added a beach club and storage for dive gear. The main deck carries an enormous owner’s suite with a floor area in excess of 130 square metres including a massage and beauty room, while four guest cabins are found on the lower deck and a second master is positioned on the bridge deck. Titania has a top speed of 16 knots and offers a 5,000nm cruising range at 13 knots. Titania has undergone a very thorough refit, and she is featured in Refit 2013.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: François Zuretti

186. The One | 71.06m (233'2")

Superyacht _The One_71.06m (233’2”), built in 1973, Germany.

Launched in 1973 as a replacement for Carinthia V (which hit an uncharted rock and sank in Greek waters on her maiden voyage), Carinthia VI also features styling and interior design by Jon Bannenberg, and its exterior lines are widely recognised as being the most beautiful among the world’s motor yachts.

Following the death of her owner, the Austrian supermarket and store mogul Helmut Horten, Carinthia VI passed into the ownership of his widow, Heidi Horton, who placed her on the market following the delivery of Carinthia VII. She was renamed The One by her new owner, an Italian. In January 2016, she was heavily damaged in a superyacht fire in the Turkish port of Marmaris. It is not yet known whether or not she will be restored.

The One is featured in Volume 19 of The Superyachts and her design is the inspiration for Limitless.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling / interior design: Jon Bannenberg

185. Enigma XK | 71.4m (234'3")

Superyacht Enigma XK 71.4m (234’3”), built in 1988, Great Britain. Photo: EOS Expeditions

Built in 1988 as a Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency patrol vessel, Norna was decommissioned in 2010 and converted to the explorer yacht Enigma XK. Due to the vessel’s good condition, much of the boat remained as is and Philippe Briand insisted on keeping the original funnel. Structural changes were made to let more light into an interior now gracefully restyled for 12 guests. The yacht won a World Superyacht Award for Best Conversion in 2014 and she completed a season in Antarctica in 2015.

Builder: Richard Lowestoft (1988) / Atlantic Refit Center (2014)
Naval architecture: McFarlane Ship Design
Exterior Design: Philippe Briand
Interior Styling: Vitruvius

184. Utopia | 71.6m (234'11")

Superyacht Utopia 71.6m (234’11”), built in 2004, Netherlands.

Built for an American who unfortunately died during construction, Utopia was placed on the market by the late owner’s estate and was sold by Edmiston & Company to Bill Miller, manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust. When launched, she was the largest yacht ever built by both Feadship and the De Vries shipyard.

The contemporary interior sets modern furniture against a background of light oak panelling with mahogany inlays. Two large guest suites are located on the lower deck and a further four on the main deck forward, while the whole deck above is a 200 square metre owner’s suite. The yacht, manned by 16 to 18 crew, has an impressive audio-visual entertainment system, a state-of-the-art integrated bridge and a helicopter pad with refuelling facilities.

Utopia is available for charter and is featured in Volume 18 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

183. Kogo | 71.71m (235'3")

Superyacht Kogo 71.71m (235'3”), built in 2006, France.

Owned by Mansour Ojjeh, this is the first and last yacht to be launched from the Alstom yard at Lorient, on the Biscay coast of France, which has now ceased yacht production following a serious financial loss on the construction of Kogo.

This stunning yacht was styled by Tim Heywood and features interior design by Terence Disdale, who describes the style as "clean, modern lines with a Zen influence". Disdale has dipped into a highly tactile range of textures and finishes, together with a large range of natural materials and worked leathers. The interior also includes spectacular Japanese woodcarving and the occasional appearance of traditional tatami matting and Oriental floral art.

Accommodation is provided for 14 passengers and a crew of 26. Fitted with a pair of 1,500kW Azipod propulsion units drawing power from four gensets, she has a top speed of 16 knots and a maximum cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles. Kogo was voted Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2007 and is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 20.

Builder / naval architecture: Alstom
Exterior styling / interior layout: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Terence Disdale

182. Natalina A | 71.83m (253'66")

Superyacht Natalina A 71.83m (235’66”), built in 2009, Italy.

Launched by Golden Yachts in 2015, Natalina A is a four-deck displacement yacht. Her nine staterooms allow up to 12 guests to be accommodated in the utmost comfort, while her Studio Vafiadis-designed interiors include a fully equipped gym and a large beach club. Twin Caterpillar 3516C engines give her a top speed of 19 knots.

Builder / naval architecture: Golden Yachts
Exterior design / interior design: Giorgio Vafiadis
Former names: O'Pari III

181. Azteca | 71.99m (236'2")

Superyacht Azteca 71.99m (236’2”), built in 2009, Italy.

Launched as Clarena II in 2009, this yacht was reportedly built for the Spanish property tycoon Francisco Hernando. His love of the outside is evident in her design, most notably a 100 square metre beach club located aft on the lower deck. Incorporating the open stern door, it transforms into a large bathing platform with external shower and sunloungers, while the extensive interior area offers comfortable sofas. She also has an extra large sun deck and a balcony opening from the main deck owner’s suite which includes a stateroom, double bathroom, separate massage room and film projection room.

She has a 50 square metre galley equipped with professional-level equipment including a lobster boiler and a food lift that connects to the dining area on the upper deck. A 10 metre Riva Shuttle with a top speed of 45 knots, a 7 metre service tender and four Jet Skis occupy the two garages on the lower deck. She was purchased by a Mexican in May 2010 who renamed her Azteca. She is featured in volume 25 of The Superyachts.

Builder / naval architecture: CRN
Exterior styling / interior design: Nuvolari Lenard
Former names: Clarena II

180. Serenity | 72m (236'22")

Superyacht Serenity 72m (236’22”), built in 2004, Australia.

Previously known as Tu Moana, this superyacht completed a major refit at Greek yard SSH Maritime in 2017. Serenity is the sistership to Saluzi, and her twin MTU 16V 2000 M66 engines propel her to a top speed of 17 knots.

Builder / naval architecture: Austal Ships
Exterior design: Tillberg Design

179. Albatross | 72m (236’2”)

Superyacht Albatross 72m (236’22”), built in 2016, USA.

A tri-deck explorer yacht, Albatross was delivered in 2016 by American yard Delta Marine. Apart from her length, few details have emerged since the steel hull and GRP superstructure left the yard’s Seattle facility. Despite her impressive size, Albatross is not the largest yacht that Delta Marine has launched to date, an honour which goes to the 73.15 metre Laurel.

Builder: Delta Marine

178. Stella Maris | 72.1m (236'6")

Superyacht Stella Maris 72.1m (236’6”), built in 2012, Italy.

Stella Maris, VSY’s revolutionary 72 metre superyacht and its current flagship, was designed by Espen Øino in collaboration with Laurent Giles Naval Architects. Her modern, angular design gives her an impressive interior volume of 2,270 GT. From the exterior we note the raised levels inside which create saloons and areas with ceiling heights of 2.7 metres. Also notable are her innovative bow form and a helipad certified for night landings.

The naturally lit interior, designed by Studio Reverberi, is styled with pared-back elegance using natural materials and plants, playing on the variations of levels and walls of glass. The owner’s suite on the top deck of the yacht enjoys a fantastic panoramic view forward, while the six other guest cabins (four doubles and two twins) are on the main deck. She is featured in volume 27 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Viareggio Superyachts
Naval architecture: Laurent Giles
Exterior styling: Espen Oeino
Interior design: Michela Reverberi

177. Cloudbreak | 72.25m (237')

Superyacht Cloudbreak 72.25m (237’), built in 2016, Germany. Photo: Christopher Scholey

Hull number 6499 for German yard Abeking & Rasmussen, superyacht Cloudbreak was delivered in June 2016 after four years in development. Her name comes from a legendary Fijian surfing spot. Designed to cover long distances at sea, she immediately set off on a round-the-world cruise. The exterior lines are by the renowned Norwegian designer Espen Øino, while interior décor is courtesy of Parisian designer Christian Liaigre.

Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Naval architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Christian Liaigre

176. Elegant 007 | 72.4m (237'6")

Superyacht Elegant 007 72.4m (237’6”), built in 2005, Greece.

Elegant 007, built in Greece as a charter yacht, is readily identifiable by her futuristic sweeping profile topped by a 250 square metre sun deck with a 12-person spa pool. The interior, designed by Lally Poulias, accommodates 30 guests in 15 luxurious staterooms — a master suite on the bridge deck, a VIP suite, eight staterooms on the main deck and five further staterooms on the lower deck, all with a good range of entertainment facilities and served by Wi-Fi. Guest rooms include an art deco-styled dining room, a main saloon that opens aft to an 88 metre square deck and a second saloon on the bridge deck. There is also a gymnasium, a beauty salon, a massage room and a sauna. Guests are cared for by 32 crew.

Builder: Lamda
Naval architecture: WEM Lines / Nafpigiki Hellas
Exterior styling / interior design: Lally Poulias
Former names: RM Elegant

175. Axioma | 72.5m (237'11")

Superyacht Axioma 72.5m (237’11”), built in 2013, Turkey.

Originally scheduled for launch in 2011, Axioma (ex-Red Square) finally made its grand appearance in February of 2013. Axioma hosts a double-height main saloon, a cinema, gym, spa and helipad in a setting meant have a very breezy, open, family oriented feel. She features a beach house-style interior by designer Alberto Pinto who sadly passed away while the boat was under construction. Her furnishings are light and bright with natural woods, glass, and vivid colors.

Builder: Dunya Yachts
Naval architecture: Dunya Yachts
Exterior styling: Sterling Scott
Interior design: Alberto Pinto

174. Coral Ocean | 72.54m (238')

Superyacht Coral Ocean 72.54m (238’), built in 1994, Germany. Photo: Jeff Brown

Built by the Lürssen shipyard for Saudi Arabian businessman Al Sheik Modhassan, Coral Ocean is one of the acknowledged triumphs of her stylist and interior designer, the late Jon Bannenberg, both in terms of her clean exterior lines and four-deck interior layout.

Her exterior decks feature a stairway, both functional and spectacular, that unites the aft portion of each level, while the Polynesian-style interior is an avant garde design that includes one of the first fitness centres and spas to feature on a superyacht.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling / interior design: Jon Bannenberg
Former names: Coral Island

173. Queen K | 72.6m (238'2")

Superyacht Queen K 72.6m (238’2”), built in 2004, Germany.

Replacing a 50 metre Benetti of the same name, Queen K was built by Lürssen Yachts in Germany with styling by Espen Øino. Interior design was shared between Donald Starkey and Lürssen’s in-house designers. The yacht’s interior, which has a light and cheerful air combining bright colours and clean lines, has two particularly notable features — a dramatic spiral staircase that winds round an elevator shaft encased in red travertine, and a whole deck, including outside areas, devoted to the owner.

On change of ownership, reportedly to Oleg Deripaska, chairman of the Russian aluminium company RUSAL, she was renamed Queen K, and Eidsgaard Design was hired to alter the original colourful interior to one that is now calm and contemporary. She is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 18, as Queen M.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Lürssen / Donald Starkey (original) | Eidsgaard Design (refit)
Former names: Queen M

172. Vicky | 72.64m (238'4")

Superyacht Quantum of Solace 72.64m (238’4”), built in 2012, Turkey.

The 72.64 metre Quantum of Solace was previously known under the hull number NB54. The construction of this project started in 2009, but in February 2010 she was sold to a new owner who commissioned H2 Yacht Design to radically restyle the superstructure. As a result, her initial sharp lines became smoother. Vicky was the largest Turkish-branded yacht to date when she was launched.

The completed steel and aluminium hull arrived at the Proteksan Turquoise yard in April 2011 for her final fitting-out. The interior, also designed by H2 Yacht Design, accommodates 12 guests in six cabins: the atypical full-beam master suite is in the middle of the bridge deck with two balconies on either side, and the other guest cabins are forward on the main deck. She is featured in volume 27 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Proteksan Turquoise
Naval architecture: Proteksan Turquoise
Exterior & Interior design: H2 Yacht Design

171. Predator | 72.8m (238'10")

Superyacht Predator 72.8m (238’10”), built in 2008, Netherlands.

Displaying what is probably the most extraordinary styling ever created by Feadship’s traditional in-house naval architects De Voogt, Predator will certainly turn heads wherever she goes. Some will applaud this look while others will consider her axe-bow configuration and aggressive styling impractical, but her low-resistance hull and 28-knot turn of speed will surely impress. To achieve this, Predator uses four 4,320kW MTU diesels that provide 8,000kW of power to a pair of 3.2 metre-diameter Rolls-Royce variable pitch propellers driven through two custom-built Renk gearboxes.

Following a recent refit, Predator can now accommodate up to ten people and her extensive entertainment system proclaims that she can throw a good party. Predator is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 22.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture / exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Jon Bannenberg

170. Yalla | 73m (239'6")

Superyacht Yalla 73m (239’6”), built in 2014, Italy.

Working in close collaboration with the CRN Engineering Department, Omega Architects was responsible for Yalla’s sleek and sporty external design, while the interiors were created by Milan-based Droulers Architecture working in accord with CRN’s Interiors and Design Office.

With a steel displacement hull and aluminium superstructure, Yalla is powered by twin 1,173kW Caterpillar 3512B diesel engines and is the first superyacht built by CRN on its new 12.5 metre beam platform. It has five decks and, with six cabins including the owner’s suite and VIP cabins, has accommodation for up to 12 guests, as well as separate quarters for the 22 crewmembers.

Builder & Naval Architecture: CRN
Exterior Design: Omega Architects
Interior Styling: Droulers Architecture

169. Nautilus | 73m (239'6")

Superyacht Nautilus 73m (239’6”), built in 2014, Italy.

Picchiotti’s flagship shares the same hull and superstructure design of her predecessors, 50 metre Exuma and 55 metre Galileo G. Born from the collaboration between Vitruvius Ltd, Philippe Briand and the Perini Navi Group, the series is built in aluminium and characterised by streamlined, slender lines and follows the principles of the BOS Hull (Briand Optimized Stretched Hull). Nautilus features advanced diesel-electric propulsion with two Azipod propellers, and she cruises at 16.5 knots.

Exterior living spaces are spread out over five decks, and the upper deck is dedicated to wellness, hosting a gym, sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. Nautilus' elegant and contemporary interior is by Rémi Tessier, and she accommodates 12 guests and a crew of 22.

Builder: Picchiotti
Naval architecture & Exterior styling: Philippe Briand / Vitruvius
Interior design: Rémi Tessier
Former name: Grace E

168. Hasna | 73m (239’6”)

Superyacht Hasna 73m (239’6”), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

Hasna was a particularly personal project for her Australian owner, who gave a speech to the entire Feadship workforce to explain how much it meant to him and his family. British studio RWD was instrumental in her styling, both interior and exterior, and the layout is notably unorthodox, with the lower deck guest accommodation set aft of the engine room, providing direct access to the beach club.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior & exterior design: RWD

167. Odessa II | 73.02m (239'6")

Superyacht Odessa II 73.02m (239’6”), built in 2013, Germany.

Odessa II (hull 423) easily may not have been on this list. She was originally ordered with five other sisterships, including Plan B but the financial crisis left these two yachts the only survivors. Now afloat, Odessa II has décor described as a New Hampton style and was delivered in 2013.

Builder: Nobiskrug
Naval architecture & Exterior styling: Focus Yacht Design
Interior design: H2 Yacht Design

166. Plan B | 73.02m (239'6")

Superyacht Plan B 73.02m (239’6”), built in 2012, Germany.

Plan B (hull 422) was built by Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel (formerly HDW). Plan B was ordered before the financial crisis of 2007 as part of an order for six yachts of all around the same size. Four of the yachts were cancelled. Plan B was outfitted by Nobiskrug in Rendsburg, who are part of the same group as Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel.

Builder: Abu Dhabi MAR Kiel
Naval architecture & Exterior styling: Focus Yacht Design

165. Laurel | 73.15m (240')

Superyacht Laurel 73.15m (240’), built in 2006, USA.

Built by Delta Marine in the Pacific Northwest, Laurel has a steel hull and composite superstructure and is the second largest yacht to be built in North America since the Great Depression. Her sun deck extends fore and aft of a central observation room, the forward part being a belvedere terrace and the aft offering a gym, spa pool and sunbathing.

Laurel is a stunning yacht that showcases design efficiency. Tenders are stored on the lower deck and launched through doors to port and starboard. Aft of the boats is a diving room that opens to the large bathing platform created by opening the stern door. The master suite is positioned amidships on the main deck, flanked by private side decks, and is entered through a private lobby that opens forward to the bedroom through a sitting room/office. The forward part of the main deck is devoted to a crew mess and leisure area.

The interior features a blend of anigre and is furnished in a comfortably eclectic style. Notably, the central staircase spirals around a three-storey-high glass sculpture depicting marine life by Seattle artist Mary van Cline.

Builder / naval architecture: Delta Marine
Exterior styling / interior design: Donald Starkey

164. Siren | 73.15m (240')

Superyacht Siren 73.15m (240’), built in 2008, Germany.

This Germanischer Lloyd-classed yacht, commissioned by the original owners of Triple Seven, features a superb contemporary interior with five guest cabins and a main deck master suite that incorporates a foldaway double bed with wide sea views over a fold-down terrace. Siren's owners, enthusiasts for open-air living, worked closely with Newcruise Yacht Projects + Design, also responsible for Triple Seven, to create interior spaces that flow seamlessly into the open deck areas.

Water sports enthusiasts will admire the ultra-large bathing platform next to the ‘beach club’ bar and lounge in the stern. Another novelty is that the raised semicircular sunbathing area aft on the main deck unfolds to become a circular helipad. Operated by 17 crew, Siren has a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 7,300nm at 14 knots. She won the coveted Yacht of the Year Award at the World Superyacht Awards in 2009 and is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 22.

Builder: Nobiskrug
Naval architecture: Nobiskrug / SDC / SMK
Exterior styling / interior design: Newcruise Yacht Projects + Design

163. Dragonfly | 73.3m (240'6")

Superyacht Dragonfly 73.3m (240’6”), built in 2009, Australia.

Dragonfly (ex-Silver Zwei) is the second yacht to emerge from the Hanseatic Marine yard in Perth, Western Australia, and is a sistership to its first launch, Silver (now Rabdan). Built to Lloyd’s classification, she compies with SOLAS 36-passenger and MCA Cayman Islands regulations. The main differences between this yacht and her predecessor are that her foredeck helipad doubles as a guest sitting area, and she has two tender garages, one forward and one aft, the latter converting to a beach house following the launch of the tenders. She was sold to a new owner in July 2011 and is currently available for charter with Burgess.

Builder: Silver Yachts
Naval architecture: Mark Ellis Marine Design
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Silvestrin Design

162. Rabdan | 73.3m (240'6")

Superyacht Rabdan 73.3m (240’6”), built in 2007, Australia.

Rabdan, formerly Silver, was the first launch from Hanseatic Marine, the shipyard established in Perth, Western Australia, in 2003 by her former owner, who had failed to find an established yard to build his vessel in the necessary timeframe.

Silver’s appearance was inspired by the Aga Khan’s Kalamoun and Shergar, and she is notable for her low-profile, streamlined superstructure and narrow, hydrodynamically efficient hull, elements that met her German owner’s requirement for a fast, fuel-efficient yacht.

Her interior, by the Munich-based Italian designer Danilo Silvestrin, was largely constructed from veneered honeycomb to save weight. Eighteen guests can be accommodated. The yacht is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 22, as Silver.

Builder: Silver Yachts
Naval architecture: Mark Ellis Marine Design
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Silvestrin Design
Former names: Silver

161. Sapphire | 73.55m (241'4")

Superyacht Sapphire 73.55m (241’4”), built in 2010, Germany.

Sapphire was built for the same owner that commissioned the 67 metre motor yacht Triple Seven and 73.15 metre Siren, winner of the highly coveted Motor Yacht of the Year Award at the World Superyacht Awards in 2009. Once again designed by the Newcruise Yacht Projects + Design team and built by Nobiskrug, the yacht provides much the same modern facilities as Siren but with slightly different styling. The master cabin offers a large study, bedroom/sitting room, dressing room and two bathrooms. Guests are accommodated in three double cabins, a twin/double convertible and a superior cabin.

Builder: Nobiskrug
Designers: Newcruise Yacht Projects + Design

160. Dytan | 73.55m (241'4")

Superyacht Dytan 73.55m (241’4”), built in 2012, Germany.

Previously known under the names Flying Fox and Grafitti, hull number 783, the 73.55 metre Dytan is a sister ship of Mogambo and was launched in November 2011 by Nobiskrug. Both have exterior and interior design by Reymond Langton. Few specifications are known, but she was previously accompanied by the 67.15 metre Damen Sea Axe support vessel 6711.

Builder & Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Exterior Styling: Reymond Langton Design
Interior design: Reymond Langton Design

159. Mogambo | 73.55m (241'4")

Superyacht Mogambo 73.55m (241’4”), built in 2012, Germany.

Nobiskrug’s hull 782 was launched at its Rendsburg, Germany yard in October 2011. Based on the same philosophy as Siren and SapphireMogambo has a length of 73.55 metres but her smoother lines were designed by Reymond Langton Design. The London based office is also responsible for the interior. Her general profile and original paint scheme make Mogambo one of the sleeker yachts launched in 2011. She can accommodate 12 guests, looked after by 17 crew. She’s named after a movie of the same name starring Clark Gable and Grace Kelly.

Mogambo is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder & Naval Architecture: Nobiskrug
Exterior Styling: Reymond Langton Design
Interior design: Reymond Langton Design

158. Ilona | 73.69m (241'9")

Superyacht Ilona 73.69m (241’9”), built in 2003, Netherlands.

Built for Australian businessman Frank Lowy, an experienced yachtsman who has circumnavigated the world four times, Ilona set new standards for elegance, technology and innovation when launched in 2003. Within her stylish mahogany-lined interior, designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, a lift connects her five decks, which incorporate a large owner’s suite, accommodation for up to 18 guests in six cabins, and a 14-seat cinema.

The yacht has four active-fin stabilisers and a battery of 65 underwater lights, but perhaps her most notable feature is her aft-deck swimming pool. Installed as part of a 2012 refit, this measures 10 metres by three metres and the movable floor allows for a maximum depth of 1.5 metres. The pool takes the place of the yacht's original helicopter hangar, and she now offers a touch-and-go helipad on the upper deck, which can support an Agusta Westland 109 Grand New.

Lloyd’s classified and fully MCA compliant, Ilona is manned by 28 crew and staff and is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 18 and Refit 2013.

Builder / naval architecture: Amels
Exterior styling / interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon

157. Naia | 73.61m (241'6")

Superyacht Naia 73.61m (241’6”), built in 2011, Spain.

Motor yacht Naia (ex-Pegaso) is a 73.61 metre steel expedition-capable superyacht launched in 2011 from the Freire shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The largest superyacht ever to be built in Spain, she is owned by a well-known Mexican businessman who will use her for oceanographic research. The yacht was purpose-built to accommodate a 14 tonne submarine and offers a video editing and specimen gathering suite. Styling is by the British studio H2 Yacht Design and Moore Yacht Design and interior design by the UK-based Mark Berryman.

Naia is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Freire
Naval Architecture: BMT Nigel Gee & Associates
Exterior Styling: H2 Yacht Design
Interior design: Mark Berryman

156. Cocoa Bean | 73.98m (242'8")

Superyacht Cocoa Bean 73.98m (242’8”), built in 2013, USA.

Built to ABS class in steel and aluminium with naval architecture by Trinity, she is the largest yacht launched in the USA so far in 2011. MCA classed, the interior design of Cocoa Bean is the work of Evan K Marshall, accommodating 12 guests in six staterooms, while twin 2626hp Caterpillar engines give her a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 13 knots.

Builder: Trinity Yachts
Naval architecture & Exterior styling: Trinity Yachts
Interior design: Evan K Marshall

155. Global | 74m (242'9")

Superyacht Global 74m (242’9”), built in 2007, Germany. Photo: Carl Groll

Global (ex-Kismet), formerly known by her project name of Falcon, was handed over to her owners in early 2007. Her attractive exterior looks, created by the Antibes-based architect Espen Øino, are complemented by her Reymond Langton designed interior, which reveals strong, masculine architectural elements with a touch of art deco. Providing accommodation for 12 guests, the interior displays tactile soft furnishings which, together with Persian themes, help to create a classical yet homely atmosphere that is lavishly decorated with specially commissioned artwork.

Particularly noteworthy are the two huge verre églomisé artworks in the dining saloon that were inspired by antique black-andwhite photographs of Manhattan. The main lobby is also striking, its imposing circular stairway rising from a jet-black marble floor and winding around the central lift, its outer walls decorated with a bas relief. Sold in October 2013, she was renamed Global and refitted by her new owners.

Global is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 21 as Kismet.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Reymond Langton

154. Cloud 9 | 74m (242'9")

Superyacht Cloud 9 74m (242’9”), built in 2017, Italy.

The second largest yacht in CRN’s fleet behind the 80 metre Chopi ChopiCloud 9 was delivered in May 2017. Exterior styling is by Zuccon International Project and founder Giovanni Zuccon is particularly proud of how she turned out, calling Cloud 9: "the most beautiful vessel I’ve ever designed". Notable features include a separate owner’s deck and a globe-trotting maximum cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, drawing on a total fuel capacity of 250,000 litres.

Builder / naval architecture: CRN
Exterior styling: Zuccon International Project
Interior design: Winch Design

153. Aurora | 74m (242'9")

Superyacht Aurora 74m (242’9”), built in 2017, Germany. Photo: Klaus Jordan

A tribute to the iconic 1950s and 1960s ocean liners, Aurora was launched by Lürssen in 2017 with Moran Yacht & Ship providing project management services. Her circular portholes are a deliberate nod to Art Deco design and come courtesy of British studio Winch Design, which was responsible for both the interior and exterior styling. Details of her interior are closely guarded, but there will be plenty of space for relaxing and entertaining, with her skylounge stretching across the entire 13 metre beam.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Interior / exterior design: Winch Design

152. Plvs Vltra | 74m (242'9")

Superyacht Plvs Vltra 74m (242'9"), built in 2016, the Netherlands.

The first yacht in Amels' 242 Limited Editions range, Plvs Vltra was launched in April 2016. Her name means ‘further beyond’ in Latin. Styled on the outside by British designer Tim Heywood and with interiors by Winch Design, this steel-hulled displacement yacht was developed under the codename Project Freefall. Key features include an infinity pool, spa pool and touch and go helipad. Accommodation is for 12 guests across six cabins, while her twin diesel engines allow for a top speed of 16.5 knots and a maximum cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles at 15 knots.

Builder / Naval Architecture: Amels
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Winch Design

151. New Secret | 74m (242’9”)

Superyacht New Secret 74m (242’9”), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

Delivered in 2017 as the second Amels Limited Editions 242 yacht, New Secret went on to make her public debut at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. She differs from her sistership Plvs Vltra in having a completely white superstructure, although they share the same designers (Tim Heywood for the exterior and Winch Design for the interior).

Builder: Amels
Naval architecture: Amels
Exterior design: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Winch Design

150. Dannebrog | 74.43m (244'2'')

Superyacht Dannebrog 74.43m (244’2”), built in 1931, Denmark.

The Royal Yacht Dannebrog was launched by Queen Alexandrine, wife of King Christian X of Denmark, in Copenhagen in 1931, and displays the distinctive retro styling from the turn of the 19th century that was fashionable among many large motor and sailing yachts built in the early 1930s.

Dannebrog remains in service as the country’s royal yacht, manned by nine officers, seven warrant officers and 36 seamen from the Danish Navy, and she is regularly used for official visits to neighbouring countries and the many islands that make up Denmark. The hull’s construction is of riveted steel on transverse frames. The royal apartment in the stern of the vessel can be converted for the use of patients should the yacht be required in her emergency role as a hospital ship.

Builder / designer: Danish Royal Dockyard

149. Zeus | 74.5m (244'5")

Superyacht Zeus 74.5m (244’5”), built in 1991, Germany.

Built as the iconic yacht Eco for the late Mexican media magnate Emilio Azcarraga, the bold lines and signature convex windows of Martin Francis’s design remain as striking today as when she was launched in 1991. This long, narrow-beamed yacht offers much the same facilities and volumes as might be expected in a 50 metre vessel, with the original owner’s requirement for speed, necessitating a long waterline length and powerful engines, explaining the additional 24.5 metres of length.

Her two diesels and a gas turbine provide 28,000hp to three KaMeWa water jets. On the death of her first owner, the yacht was purchased by Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who renamed her Katana, after a Japanese sword. He removed the seaplane facilities and replaced them with a basketball court. The yacht was renamed Enigma following her sale to the British entrepreneur Aidan Barclay in 2004, before being renamed Zeus in 2017 upon her sale to her current owner. She is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 11, as Eco.

Builder / Naval Architecture: Blohm + Voss
Exterior styling: Martin Francis
Interior design: François Zuretti
Former names: Eco, Katana, Enigma

148. Leander G | 74.65m (244'11'')

Superyacht Leander G 74.65m (244’11”), built in 1992, Germany.

Owned by Sir Donald Gosling, who made his fortune developing car parks on London bomb sites, Leander was built in a former East German naval shipyard under the supervision of Claus Kusch. She was originally commissioned as a replacement for the yacht Katalina (now Astarte II), which was owned by the Canadian commander of the Sultan of Oman’s armed forces.

The contract was given to Peene Werft, a yard with strong military connections and, hence, access to the latest technology, and signed two days after East and West Germany were reunified. Displacing some 2,000 tonnes, Leander is still considered one of the most elegant and seaworthy superyachts in existence.

Her interior, designed by Pauline Nunns after the style of an English country house, offers a duplex owner’s suite with a panoramic lounge, and seven guest cabins. Named after a Royal Navy frigate on which her owner served, she is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 7.

Builder: Peene Werft
Naval architecture: Kusch Yachts
Interior design: Pauline Nunns

147. Enigma | 75.13m (246'5")

Superyacht Enigma 75.13m (246’5”), built in 1976, France.

Amazingly, the 75.13m four-masted schooner Enigma was originally built in 1976 as a single-handed racing yacht, Club Mediterranée, with an eye on beating the single-handed transatlantic record. She was converted into a cruising yacht in 1986 for Bernard Tapie, a colourful French entrepreneur and one-time president of Olympique de Marseilles football team.

In 1999, she was sold to Mouna Ayoub (whose ex-husband owns Lady Moura). She changed the yacht’s name to Phocea and extensively rebuilt her at Lürssen Werft in Germany, with interior design by Jörg Beiderbeck and exterior styling by Tim Heywood. The yacht has achieved speeds of up to 20 knots under sail and can accommodate 12 guests. She was purchased by a group of private investors in May 2010 and remains available for charter. Enigma is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 14 as Phocea.

Builder: DCAN (1976) / Lürssen (1999)
Naval architecture: Michel Bigoin / Pierrejean
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood (rebuild)
Interior design: Jörg Beiderbeck (rebuild)
Former names: Club Mediterranée, Phocea

146. Talitha | 75.28m (247')

Superyacht Talitha 75.28m (247), built in 1929, Germany.

This yacht was built in 1930 for Mr Algar of the Packard Car Company, who named her Reveler. However, he died before delivery and the yacht was purchased by E F McCann, son-in-law of the department store magnate F W Woolworth, who changed her name to Chalena. As USS Beaumont, she was used as a patrol gunboat by the US Navy during World War II. With her engines unserviceable, she was laid up in Falmouth, England, for a period in the late 1980s before being bought by J Paul Getty Junior, who had her rebuilt in 1993 at Devonport Management Limited, later Devonport Yachts, in Plymouth, England, to the design of Jon Bannenberg. Getty renamed her Talitha G after his first wife. Following his death, she remains in use by the family and occasionally charters. Now renamed TalithaTalitha G is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 19.

Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft (1929) / Devonport Yachts (1993 & 2000)
Naval architecture: Cox & Stevens
Exterior styling: Cox & Stevens / Jon Bannenberg (rebuild)
Interior design: Jon Bannenberg (rebuild)
Former names: Carola, Chalena, Elpetal, Jezebel, Reveler, Talitha G, USS Beaumont

145. Bella Vita | 75.4m (247'5")

Superyacht Bella Vita 75.4m (247'5"), built in 2009, Germany.

Known under its build name of Project Scout, this yacht was delivered to the owner of the former Northern Star now renamed Polar Star. Very similar in style to his previous yacht, she also features an ice-class hull and is designed for robust and permanent use in the northern hemisphere.

Her country-house style interior, again by Pauline Nunns, is also similar and once again positions the owner’s suite on the upper deck. The galley is located on the lower deck, freeing up main deck space for the use of guests. Features include huge outdoor spaces and two fireplaces, one on the main deck and one on the owner’s deck.

Sold in 2017, she now goes by the name Bella Vita. The yacht is featured in volume 24 of The Superyachts.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Pauline Nunns
Previous names: Northern Star

144. Wheels | 75.5m (247'8")

Superyacht Anastasia 75.5m (247'8"), built in 2008, Netherlands.

Wheels' (previously Anastasia) owner chartered and admired the style of Greg Norman’s 69.5 metre expedition yacht Aussie Rules (now Nomad) so he hired her stylist and interior designer, Sam Sorgiovanni, to design his new yacht. Water sports are a passion for his family, so creating appropriate areas to store two Vikal tenders, jet-skis, WaveRunners and other equipment was a prime design priority. These are divided between the huge garage in the stern and lockers on the fore deck, while easy access to watercraft is ensured by two fold-down side platforms positioned amidships on either side of the yacht.

Elsewhere, the layout is conventional. Wheels has a modern, chic interior style that makes much use of materials from Sorgiovanni’s native Australia. She has as a top speed of 18 knots and a range of 4,100nm at 14 knots. Twelve guests are looked after by 23 crew. Wheels is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 22.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior styling / interior design: Sam Sorgiovanni

143. Ebony Shine | 75.75m (248'6")

Superyacht Ebony Shine 75.75m (248'6"), built in 2009, Netherlands.

Ebony Shine (ex-Ocean Victory) is the first yacht of Feadship’s ‘XL Series’ to be launched since the De Vries Shipyard purchased the former Amels Shipyard in the Friesland town of Makkum. The steel hull was built in Feadship’s dedicated hull-making yard in Papendrecht and delivered to Makkum, where the aluminium superstructure was added and the fit-out completed.

Designed by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa, the interior accommodates 14 guests in an owner’s suite and six guest cabins and features three lounges, a 12-seat cinema and a health club with gymnasium, sauna, Turkish steam room and a massage room. Her outside decks can seat 32 diners, and a large ‘beach platform’ is found at the stern. Three tenders and the yacht’s Jet Skis are housed in a giant lazarette.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Alberto Pinto

142. Lady Sarya | 76.32m (250'5")

Superyacht Lady Sarya 76.32m (250'5"), built in 1972, Italy.

Lady Sarya, a classic from 1972, has unconventional looks for a superyacht. Two funnels are set aft in the superstructure, and a large swimming pool is positioned between them on the upper deck. Her tenders include a splendid Venetian taxi, while the owner’s suite has a door in the hull’s side that provides direct access to the water. Despite the size of the yacht she has only three guest cabins.

Builder / naval architecture: Cantiere Navale Apuania
Interior design: Rinaldo Gastaldi
Fomer names: La Belle Simone, Lady Sarah I, Sarah

141. Yersin | 76.6m (251'3")

Superyacht Yersin 76.6m (251'3"), built in 1973, Germany.

Yersin is the first yacht to be built by French yard Piriou. The owner is Francois Fiat and has had the yacht designed to cope with the most extreme conditions.

The 2,300 ton explorer yacht has accommodation for 20 passengers. She is powered by diesel-electric propulsion and is capable of shallow water cruising thanks to a central pump-jet. Despite a huge range of over 12,000 nautical miles, Yersin is still capable of 15 knots.

Builder / Naval architecture: Piriou
Exterior designer: Pierre-Jacques Kubis

140. Boadicea | 76.61m (251'34")

Superyacht Boadicea 76.61m (251'34"), built in 1999, the Netherlands.

Formerly owned by Australian media tycoon Reg Grundy, Boadicea has the same massively solid appearance that distinguishes the slightly smaller Leander (No 104 in this list), which he admired. A full deck between the main and bridge decks is devoted to the owners, featuring a panoramic lounge opening to a private deck, while aft are a pair of large offices with another private deck, although the original grass lawn (for the convenience of the owner’s pets) has now been replaced by synthetic grass. Between the two are a conference room, a private gym and a 14-seat cinema. The owner’s suite, complete with a massage and hairdressing salon, fills the forward part of the main deck. Six guest cabins are below. Amico completed a comprehensive refit in 2010 in a very short time-frame.

She is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 21, as Boadicea, and Refit 2013 as Reborn.

Builder / naval architecture: Amels
Exterior styling / interior design: Terence Disdale
Former names: Reborn

139. Samar | 76.88m (252'3")

Superyacht Samar 76.88m (252'3"), built in 2006, UK.

This superbly finished yacht has accommodation for its Kuwaiti owner and 14 guests in an ebullient fin-de-siècle interior that includes a spectacular main stairway rising through four of the five decks. All five decks are also served by a passenger lift. Propulsion is by a state-of-the-art diesel-electric system, with three Wärtsilä diesels powering a pair of 2,414hp drive motors.

The yacht features a touch-and-go helipad and a stern garage with two davit-launched 7.6 metre tenders, as well as a wet dock capable of accommodating a massive 13 metre tender. A mini-submarine can be deployed from the foredeck. Compliant with MCA standards, the yacht is run by a crew of 20 and also offers accommodation for four personal staff. Samar is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 21.

Builder: Devonport Yachts
Naval architecture: Laurent Giles / Devonport Yachts
Exterior styling: Nick Myers
Interior design: Joe Tohme

138. Smeralda | 77m (252'7")

Superyacht Smeralda 77m (252'7"), built in 2012, Australia.

The third yacht in its series of Espen Øino’s distinctive long, narrow, fuel-efficient designs, Smeralda follows the much-acclaimed 73.5 metre motor yachts, Silver and Silver Zwei, which were the brainchild of German owner, Guido Krass. She leapfrogged her sister ships – now called Rabdan and Dragonfly – into the this list.

Her accommodation features walnut panelling with nine guest cabins and a massive owner’s apartment utilising the entire upper deck and including a large private aft-facing terrace. Finished to an extremely high standard, she was launched at the Australian Marine Complex facility.

Smeralda is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Silver Yachts
Naval Architecture/Exterior Design: Espen Øino
Interior Styling: Vain Interiors

137. Silver Fast | 77m (252'62")

Superyacht Silver Fast 77m (252'62"), built in 2015, Australia.

Exceptionally slender and lightweight for her length, Silver Fast was launched in 2015 by Australian yard Silver Yachts as the sister ship to Smeralda. Styled by Espen Øino, this 77 metre semi-displacement superyacht can accommodate up to 18 guests and whisk them along at a sporty top speed of 27 knots. The tri-deck design features a sprawling owner’s suite and a total interior volume of 925GT.

Builder: Silver Yachts
Naval architecture / exterior design: Espen Øino

136. Legend | 77.4m (253')

Superyacht Legend 77.4m (253'), built in 1974, Netherlands.

Built in Holland for the Soviet Union merchant marine, Legend (ex-Giant I), a Class 1 icebreaker, served the Russians for 26 years as an oceangoing salvage tug and electronic eavesdropping vessel. In the post-Soviet era the vessel was employed as a ‘nanny ship’ for a Russian fishing fleet but, putting into an American port following mechanical breakdown, she was abandoned by her Russian owners and sold at auction by the American authorities.

Subsequently, she was bought and converted into a yacht by René Herzog, who offered her for charter. She boasts sumptuous guestrooms and luxurious, art-filled accommodation for up to 24 guests in 12 cabins. Other facilities include a cinema, sauna, gymnasium, spa, a hospital, and two 40ft sport fishing boats as well as the usual range of smaller tenders. Powered by twin 3,400hp diesels, Legend has a cruising speed of 14.3 knots, at which she has a range in excess of 14,300nm. She is manned by 30 crew.

Following her recent sale, Legend was refitted at the Icon shipyard. The stern was extended by 3.6 metres and she was equipped with a swim platform and a swimming pool.

Builder: IHC Holland (1974) / Giant (2003)
Naval architecture: IHC Holland
Exterior styling (2014): Diana Yacht Design
Interior design (2003): John Misiag

135. Tango | 77.7m (254'11")

Superyacht Tango 77.7m (254'11"), built in 2011, Netherlands.

Launched in mid-2011, the 77.7 metre Tango combines a white hull with a metallic grey and blue superstructure. She was a collaboration between Royal Van Lent yard, Eidsgaard Design, De Voogt Naval Architects and Edmiston & Company. There are six guest cabins on main deck with an owner’s deck above. Tango was a winner at the World Superyacht Awards and ShowBoats Design Awards 2012.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling / interior design: Eidsgaard Design

134. Sea Ranger | 77.73m (255'1")

Superyacht Sea Ranger 77.73m (255'1"), built in 1973, Germany.

This oceangoing, ice-classed tug was converted into a luxury yacht for French entrepreneur Jackie Setton by the Malta Drydock Company in 1994, with project management by Claus Kusch. Setton named her Simson S, and after a few years’ use sold her to Ohio car insurance businessman Peter B Lewis, who is well known in philanthropic circles. He renamed her Lone Ranger and cruised aboard extensively. She was refitted with Quantum stabilisers in 2004. In 2013, she was sold at auction and renamed Sea Ranger.

Her interior features a large master suite with private owner’s library/study and four spacious guest staterooms. She also features a basketball court on her decks along with a swimming pool and helicopter pad.

Builder/naval architecture/exterior styling: Schichau-Unterweser (1973) / Malta Drydock Company (1994)
Interior design: Heinz Vollers / Jacky Setton

133. Montkaj | 78.05m (256'1")

Superyacht Montkaj 78.05m (256'1"), built in 1995, Netherlands.

Montkaj is reportedly owned by Prince Mohammed bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia, who recently treated her to a three metre extension at her original builders, Amels – a modification that greatly improved an already glamorous appearance. The noted design company Terence Disdale Design created both her exterior style and interior design, in which the owner’s suite is said to extend over two decks in the forward part of the yacht. There are also 12 guest cabins. She has a top speed of 18 knots and cruises at 15 knots.

Builder / Naval architecture: Amels
Exterior styling / Interior design: Terence Disdale

132. Venus | 78.2m (256'7")

Superyacht Venus 78.2m (256'7"), built in 2012, Netherlands.

A 78.2 metre aluminum yacht engineered by De Voogt Naval Architects with styling by Philippe Starck was christened Venus on October 28, 2012 at Feadship’s De Vries yard in Aalsmeer, Holland when she floated out of the building hall for completing.

The christening followed a private party with the workers and the owner inside the drydock on Saturday. Although the yacht is widely purported to be the vessel begun by the late American Apple founder Steve Jobs, Feadship’s management has steadfastly declined to comment on the project. Rumours of her amazing use of glass are now borne out.

Construction began in 2009 and the false top deck hiding her communication and television receivers is noted in Megayachts 2013.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt N.A.
Exterior/Interior Styling: Philippe Starck

131. Rocinante | 78.4m (257'3")

Superyacht Rocinante 78.4m (257'3"), built in 2008, Germany.

Built as Madsummer, this five-deck vessel has tremendous interior volume. The sun deck features a large oval spa pool, a rectangular swimming pool with built-in current, a bar, barbecue, outside dining, pantry and dayhead/shower. On the upper deck, the owner enjoys a large suite that has panoramic views and opens on to a private deck with its own spa pool and seating area.

The guest accommodations are all on the main deck, including a twin cabin and four VIP cabins with tall windows and a children’s cabin, each sporting a colour theme that even extends to the choice of books. On the lower deck, a comprehensive health centre incorporates a fully equipped gym, sauna, massage room and beauty room. She is run by 24 crew.

Rocinante is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 23 as Madsummer.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Alberto Pinto
Former names: Madsummer, TV

130. M5 | 78.4m (257'3")

Superyacht M5 78.4m (257'3"), built in 2004, UK.

Built by VT (formerly Vosper Thorneycroft) in Southampton, England, and displacing some 780 tonnes (165 tonnes of which is the keel) M5 (the iconic yacht ex-Mirabella V) is the world’s largest sloop and one of the most advanced sailing superyachts afloat. Designed by Ron Holland for Joe Vittoria, an American yachtsman well known for his smaller Mirabella and Mirabella III sloops which were built in a yard he established in Thailand, she primarily served as a charter vessel, accommodating 14 guests.

Apart from the luxurious full-beam master suite, there are six double cabins, a saloon, dining room, gymnasium and sauna. Her carbon-fibre mast is the world’s tallest, towering 88.3m and carrying approximately 3,717 square metres of sail. M5 is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 18.

Renamed M5 following a recent sale, the yacht was refitted at Pendennis where she has a new interior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon, and a stern extension of 3.2 metres.

Builder: VT Shipbuilding
Naval architecture / exterior styling: Ron Holland
Interior design: Luciana Vittoria

129. Titan | 78.43m (257'4")

Superyacht Titan 78.43m (257'4"), built in 2010, Germany.

With her name revealed as Titan, Abeking and Rasmussen’s grey-hulled build number 6483 is the third yacht in the series that includes the beige-hulled Eminence and the blue-hulled C2. Exterior styling and interior design for all three yachts is by the London-based partnership Reymond Langton Designs.

Some slight modifications to this latest yacht for her Russian owner include the design of the sun deck and radar mast, while the presence of large doors on the sides of the forward full-beam area are probably side garages for her tenders. She was delivered late summer 2010.

Builder / naval architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior styling / interior design: Reymond Langton

128. Eminence | 78.43m (257'4")

Superyacht Eminence 78.43m (257'4"), built in 2008, Germany.

Built for American businessman and experienced yacht owner Herb Chambers, this yacht was to be named Excellence IV, but he never took delivery as the project was sold in late 2007 when close to completion. She was launched in March 2008 as Eminence.

Among numerous notable features, she offers vast deck areas, a circular lift that serves five decks, and a stunning inside/outside dining room encircled with glass doors. She has accommodation for 14 guests in the master cabin, two VIP suites and four guest cabins. Eminence is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 22.

Builder / naval architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior styling / interior design: Reymond Langton

127. C2 | 78.43m (257'4")

Superyacht C2 78.43m (257'4"), built in 2009, Germany.

Some builds are kept secret from the public until the moment they are launched, and this yacht, a near sistership to Eminence, is an example. Practically nothing is known about her other than she was named C2, that she was launched in 2010, and this is the first yacht project for her interior designer. Although her superstructures are vastly different, C2, Eminence, Amaryllis and Titan share the same hull platform and powertrain.

Builder / naval architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior styling: Reymond Langton

126. Amaryllis | 78.43m (257'4")

Superyacht Amaryllis 78.43m (257'4"), built in 2011, Germany.

Delivered in November 2011, the spectacular 78.43 metre Abeking & Rasmussen built Amaryllis is filled with timeless elegance due to the owner’s deep appreciation for the Belle Époque, Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. This admiration was the basis of the brief given to Reymond Langton Design who created both interior and exterior looks. The result is a work of art, featuring a unique collection of loose furniture and wall panels by Silverlining.

Amaryllis accommodates 12 guests with an owner’s deck including private terrace and vast panoramic windows. There is an inspired VIP suite and four spacious guest cabins, all include specialist lighting design. The sun deck features a five metre pool and on the lower deck, a full gym opens onto the sea spa.

Builder / naval architecture: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior styling / interior design: Reymond Langton

125. Tueq | 78.47m (257'5'')

Superyacht Tueq 78.47m (257'5"), built in 2003, Netherlands.

The construction of this yacht for a Saudi Arabian – purportedly Prince Salman bin Abd al-Aziz ibn Abd al-Rahman, a nephew of the current king – was project-managed by Athens-based SETE Yachts. The bulk of the construction was undertaken in Holland, where the hull was built in a commercial shipyard. All other aspects of the build were completed by sub-contractors, including the interior joinery, which was undertaken by manufacturers in Greece, Germany and Holland.

The result is a high-quality yacht that accommodates an owner’s party of 30, attended by 21 crew. Lengthened by 6.67 metres in 2006/7 by PrivatSea Projects and Azure Naval Architects, she has recently rocketed up this list. The traditionally panelled interior offers accommodation for 30 guests in six double and 10 twin cabins, eight of which are on the main deck. The main deck carries a small dining room, but the main dining area is aft on the bridge deck. Tueq has a top speed of 19 knots and cruises at 16 knots. She is featured in Volume 16 of The Superyachts.

Builder: GNS
Naval architecture: De Voogt
Interior design: Mick Leach

124. Hampshire II | 78.5m (257'6'')

Superyacht Hampshire II 78.5m (257'6"), built in 2002, Netherlands.

Built for an experienced owner who is also a great sports and action lover, Hampshire II features a helicopter landing platform on the foredeck, finished in teak, which can be transformed into a playing field for basketball, tennis, baseball, badminton and football – with a giant net placed round the deck to keep the ball in play. Thrill seekers can take the lift up to the crow’s nest and then shoot down a zip wire to the water.

The contemporary exterior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and Feadship incorporates balconies on either side as seating terraces for the owners. Split-levels maximise interior volume and deck space, while an extraordinary beach club is created with side platforms in addition to the swim platform at the transom. Finished in driftwood style, the whole area is connected with the deck above via a skylight surrounded by seating on main deck.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt N.A.
Exterior/Interior Styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon

123. Delphine | 78.57m (257'9")

Superyacht Delphine 78.57m (257'9"), built in 1921, USA.

Automobile manufacturing mogul Horace Dodge named Delphine after his daughter, and his motor yacht was a familiar sight around Detroit and Chicago in the 1920s. She was equipped with an unusual quadruple steam expansion engine designed by her owner, which gave her an impressive top speed of 15 knots. During World War II she served as the flagship of Admiral King, the Commander-in-Chief of the US Fleet.

Laid up in 1962, she was bought by the Seafarers International Union for use as a headquarters ship but fell into disrepair in the early 1990s. She was later acquired by a Singapore company which planned to convert her into a mini-cruise liner for Asian waters, but this sale fell through. Happily, she was purchased by a Belgian woman, Ineke Bruynooghe, and a thorough restoration and conversion brought both the yacht and her original steam engines back to new condition. The only surviving steam-powered superyacht, Delphine is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 17.

Builder: Great Lakes Engineering Works
Designer: Henry J Gielow
Former names: Dauntless, USS Dauntless

122. Pegasus VIII | 78.6m (257'10")

Superyacht Pegasus VIII 78.6m (257'10"), built in 2003, Denmark.

Designed by the Monaco-based naval architect Espen Øino for Mexican businessman Carlos Peralta Quintero, Princess Mariana_which has now been sold and re-named Pegasus VIII_, features interior design by François Zuretti. Built to Lloyd’s standards and MCA regulations, this twin screw displacement motor yacht has six decks and six watertight compartments, a beam of 14.4 metre and a draught of 4.5 metre.

The stern compartment, where the two tenders are stored, can be flooded, allowing the tenders to drive out through the transom door. With the tenders removed and the door closed, the tender bay becomes a huge swimming pool flanked by a shaded ‘beach’ that is extended by two further downward-opening doors in the yacht’s sides that let in the fresh air and light.

The hull is constructed of welded steel, while the superstructure is made of composites. The range of this truly oceangoing yacht is reported to be in the region of 7,000nm. She is featured in Volume 18 of The Superyachts as Princess Mariana.

Builder: Royal Denship
Naval architecture: Espen Øino
Interior design: François Zuretti
Former names: Princess Mariana

121. Al Diriyah | 78.65m (258')

Superyacht Al Diriyah 78.65m (258'), built in 1960, Japan.

Al Diriyah is reported to be owned by Saudi Arabian Sheik Ahmed Yamani, the former Saudi oil minister who was instrumental in establishing the 1973 oil embargo. The yacht is named after a historic site in the former capital of Saudi Arabia.

Builder: National Bulk Carriers
Interior Design: McClusky

120. Chakra | 79m (259'2")

Superyacht Chakra 79m (259'2"), built in 1963, Netherlands.

This yacht was built for the Dutch government in 1964 as an ocean weather ship and was named Cumulus. She later passed into the hands of the British Defence Ministry, which operated her in Atlantic waters in the same role until 1996. In 1998 she was sold into Saudi Arabian ownership and was extensively refitted, re-engined and converted into a luxurious yacht by Devonport Yachts in Plymouth.

Renamed Chakra and extended to 79 metres (excluding bowsprit) after her three-month refit at SSH Maritime in 2016, she can now accommodate up to 42 guests across 21 cabins.

Builder: Van der Werf (1963) / Devonport Yachts (1998, 2008)
Naval architecture: Van der Werf
Exterior styling / interior design: Devonport Yachts
Former names: CumulusSalem

119. Athena | 79.25m (260')

Superyacht Athena 79.25m (260'), built in 2004, Netherlands.

Designed in the 1930s style of the Golden Age of yachting, the iconic yacht Athena was built by the Royal Huisman Shipyard in Holland. This fore-and-aft rigged yacht, built for US software developer Jim Clark, has a traditional clipper bow and counter stern and three closed decks.

Her traditionally panelled interior, designed by Beeldsnijder and Bradley, matches her classic exterior lines and locates the owner’s suite aft on the lower deck, next to the four guest cabins. The saloon and dining room are on the main deck and a sky lounge is located on the upper deck. Despite such traditionalism, the 1,080-tonne displacement yacht has state-ofthe-art sailing and internal systems. She has attained 19 knots under sail.

Athena, which often acts as a tender to Clark’s J-Class racing boat Hanuman, is featured in Volume 19 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Royal Huisman
Naval architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects / Pieter Beeldsnijder
Exterior styling: Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior design: Pieter Beeldsnijder / Rebecca Bradley

118. Stargate | 80m (262'6")

Superyacht Stargate 80m (262'6"), built in 2001, Netherlands.

Owned by Sheikh Hamad ibn Khalifah Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, Stargate, like her sistership Constellation, has accommodation consisting of a sumptuous owner’s suite, four VIP suites and six guest cabins.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture / exterior styling: The ‘A’ Group
Interior design: Constantini

117. Constellation | 80m (262'6")

Superyacht Constellation 80m (262'6"), built in 1999, Netherlands.

Constellation is one of two identical sisterships built for two members of the ruling family of the Gulf State Qatar. Her hull was built in Durban, South Africa, by Southern African Shipyards, and, following shipment to Holland, she was completed by Oceanco in Alblasserdam.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture / interior design: The ‘A’ Group

116. Chopi Chopi | 80m (262'6")

Superyacht Chopi Chopi 80m (262'6"), built in 2013, Italy.

The steel and aluminium displacement yacht Chopi Chopi is the largest ever launched by CRN, the Ferretti Group’s top-end superyacht brand, and its significance was underlined by the presence of Tan Xuguang, chairman of the Ferretti Group.

Studio Laura Sessa was responsible for the yacht’s interior design and furnishings, and Studio Zuccon International Project penned the exterior lines and interior layout. Studio founder Giovanni Zuccon describes the yacht’s lines as ‘non-aggressive and well proportioned’ and also notes that the design, ‘becomes more and more complex from bottom to top. It will be recognised from far away.’

Builder: CRN
Naval architecture: CRN
Exterior styling: Studio Zuccon International Project
Interior design: Laura Sessa

115. Amevi | 80m (262'6")

Superyacht Amevi 80m (262'6"), built in 2007, Netherlands.

The first of Oceanco’s ‘new generation’ of yachts, Amevi was launched in mid-October 2006 and delivered to her owner, reportedly the steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, for the summer season of 2007. Distinctive, sleek and elegant, Amevi was styled by the Italian design partnership Nuvolari-Lenard, which also drew the interior layout.

Her interior design is by the acclaimed Paris-based designer Alberto Pinto, who has created a luxurious interior in which relaxation is assured regardless of whether one is attired in formal clothes or a bathing suit. Accommodation includes a master suite, three VIP cabins and four further guest cabins, two of which are doubles and two twins. Run by a crew of 27, the yacht is fitted with Rolls-Royce at-anchor stabilisation.

Builder / naval architecture: Oceanco
Exterior styling / interior layout: Nuvolari-Lenard
Interior design: Alberto Pinto

114. Grand Ocean | 80.15m (263')

Superyacht Grand Ocean 80.15m (263'), built in 1990, Germany.

Recently sold and renamed Grand OceanGolden Odyssey II was launched in 1990 for Saudi Arabian Prince Khaled bin Sultan, the country’s deputy Defence Minister, son of the Crown Prince, and a leading player in the second Gulf War. Guests will no doubt be intrigued by the huge aquarium in the dining saloon which contains a living coral reef as well as a superb collection of tropical fish.

Her interiors by the late Alberto Pinto can accommodate up to 12 guests in a master cabin, two doubles and three twins, while the twin 2,868hp Deutz-MWM SBV12M628 diesel engines give her a cruising speed of 16 knots, topping out at 18 knots.

Builder: Blohm + Voss
Naval architecture: Platou
Interior design: Alberto Pinto
Former name: Golden Odyssey II

113. Norge | 80.16m (263')

Superyacht Norge 80.16m (263'), built in 1937, UK.

Aircraft manufacturer Thomas Sopwith commissioned this yacht as a tender for his pre-war America’s Cup challenge with the J-Class yacht Endeavour. One of her duties was to carry Endeavour’s racing rig across the Atlantic while Endeavour (which was required by the America’s Cup rules to cross the Atlantic on her own bottom) made the passage under sail with a reduced rig. The yacht’s main deck still has the long, straight fore-and-aft passageway designed to accommodate Endeavour’s racing mast.

Post-war, Norge was bought by the Norwegian people as a gift for King Haakon. The yacht has since served his successors. She is crewed by the Norwegian Navy and frequently attends regattas as the mothership to King Harald’s racing yachts – the original purpose for which she was built.

Builder: Camper & Nicholsons
Naval architecture / Interior design: CE Nicholson
Former names: Philante

112. Bart Roberts | 80.77m (265')

Superyacht Bart Roberts 80.77m (265'), built in 1963, Canada.

Built in 1963 as the Canadian Coastguard ice class vessel Narwhal, this yacht was put up for sale by closed bid by the Canadian authorities in 2002, complete with a huge inventory of spares. There were only two bidders – the Russian government and Arnie Gemino, a Floridian with business interests in the aviation industry. To his surprise, Gemino won the auction, and his company, Tradepower International, managed the conversion of the vessel into a SOLAS-approved 36-passenger charter yacht with a flamboyant buccaneering theme, for which her new name of Bart Roberts – a notorious pirate – is eminently suitable. She is featured in Volume 16 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Canadian Vickers (1963) / Tradepower International (2002)
Naval architecture: Lennart Edstrom (refit)
Interior design: Tradepower International / K Bamford (refit)
Former names: Narwhal

111. Nero | 80.83m (265'2'')

Superyacht Nero 80.83m (265'2"), built in 2008, China.

Nero is a modern classic yacht whose design inspiration comes from the classic motor yacht Corsair IV, built in 1930 by the Bath Iron Works in Maine, USA, for the banker J P Morgan. Although she was wrecked many years ago, Corsair IV lives on in yachting legend as the subject of a famous riposte: when Morgan was asked about the cost of maintaining his yacht, he replied, ‘If you have to ask how much it costs, then you can’t afford it!’ – a farsighted comment that remains valid today.

Nero was constructed in China, the build being managed by an outside team of specialists who used the yard as sub-contractors, while the owner himself oversaw her exterior styling and splendidly traditional interior, which offers accommodation for 10 to 12 in a master suite, two large VIP suites and two twin/double cabins. The yacht is available for charter in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She is featured in Volume 23 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Corsair
Naval architecture: IMT Marine Consultants
Exterior styling / interior design: Neil Taylor

110. Air | 81m (265'9")

Superyacht Air 81m (265'9"), built in 2011, Netherlands.

Designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, the 81 metre Air features a beautiful modern interior designed by French designer Rémi Tessier. Air offers accommodation for up to 12 guests, in seven suites, including a stunning split level master cabin. Amongst her features are a sun deck pool and gym, a lift to all decks, massage and steam rooms and a fully certified helipad.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture / exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Rémi Tessier

109. Alfa Nero | 81.27m (266'8'')

Superyacht Alfa Nero 81.27m (266'8"), built in 2007, Netherlands.

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.

Builder / naval architecture: Oceanco
Exterior styling / interior layout: Nuvolari Lenard
Interior design: Alberto Pinto

108. Grace | 81.8m (268'4")

Superyacht Grace 81.8m (268'4"), built in 2014, Germany.

Grace (previously Kibo) is the second-largest yacht ever built by the German yard. Boat International had the exclusive feature on the 81.8 metre Grace when she launched in 2014. She is designed to last rather than for flash, but with design by Disdale, is completely striking nonetheless.

Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior Styling / Interior Design: Terence Disdale

107. Sarafsa | 82m (269')

Superyacht Sarafsa 82m (269'), built in 2008, UK.

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.

Builder: Devonport Yachts
Naval architecture: Devonport Yachts
Exterior styling / interior design: Andrew Winch

106. Graceful | 82m (269')

Superyacht Graceful 82m (269'), built in 2014, Germany.

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.

Builder & naval architecture: Sevmash / Blohm + Voss
Exterior & Interior Design: H2 Yacht Design

105. Basrah Breeze | 82m (269')

Superyacht Basrah Breeze 82m (269'), built in 1981, Denmark.

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

104. Romea | 82.4m (270'35")

Superyacht Romea 82.4m (270'34"), built in 2013, Germany.

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

103. Secret | 82.48m (270'7")

Superyacht Secret 82.48m (270'7"), built in 2013, Germany.

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.

Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior design: Sam Sorgiovanni
Interior design: Jim Harris

102. O'Mega | 82.5m (270'8")

Superyacht O'Mega 82.5m (270'8"), built in 1985, Japan.

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.

Builder: Mitsubishi (1985) / Golden Yachts (2004)
Naval architecture: GSPRC
Interior design: Giorgio Vafiadis

101. EOS | 82.6m (271')

Superyacht EOS 82.6m (271'), built in 2006, Germany.

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.

Builder: Lürssen
Naval architecture: Langan Design
Interior design: François Catroux

100. Here Comes The Sun | 83m (272'3")

Superyacht Here Comes The Sun 83m (272'3"), built in 2016, the Netherlands.

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.

Builder / naval architecture: Amels
Exterior designTim Heywood
Interior design: Winch Design

99. Savannah | 83.5m (273'11")

Superyacht Savannah 83.5m (273'95"), built in 2015, the Netherlands.

Savannah is credited as being Feadship’s most innovative creation yet. Sleek lines from France’s CG Design and a “seafoam green” paint job conceal ground-breaking interior architecture by the same designers, with sweeping open-plan spaces and curving walls.

The yard’s eco-friendly Breathe propulsion, meanwhile, dramatically reduces consumption with five operational modes from diesel to diesel-electric to fully electric. A 30 ton lithium-ion battery bank capable of holding a million watts of electricity powers one low-revving engine turning a massive, variable-pitch prop. Feadship claims that Savannah is the world’s first truly hybrid superyacht.

With a beam of 12.5 metres and a draught of 3.95 metres

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt
Exterior Styling: De Voogt, CG Design
Interior design: CG Design

98. White Rabbit | 84m (275'5")

Superyacht White Rabbit 84m (275'5"), built in 2018

White Rabbit is the world’s biggest aluminium superyacht, the world’s biggest yacht with a trimaran hull, and the biggest superyacht built in Australia. She has been built for an experienced owner who has a number of other multihull superyachts. She is powered by a complex diesel-electric propulsion system, which includes six Caterpillar electrical generators (three in each ama, or outer hull) and two large electric STADT motors, which drive a Rolls-Royce variable pitch propeller in the centre hull, two Schottel continuous-duty water-jet stern thrusters in each ama and a Schottel rim thruster. All this will give her a top speed of 19 knots.

Builder: Echo Yachts

Naval Architecture: One2Three
Exterior design: Sorgiovanni Designs
Interior design: Sorgiovanni Designs

97. O'Ptasia | 84.73m (277'8")

Superyacht O'Ptasia 84.7m (272'3"), built in 2018

O’Ptasia joins a fleet of other boats built by the Golden Yachts shipyard that also carry the unusual O’ branding, including 2011’s O’Pati and 2015’s O’Pari 3 (now Natalina A). She has been built as an unapologetic charter machine, commanding €800,000 a week. She has guest accommodation for 24, including two large forward-facing VIP suites – one of 85m2 on the main deck and one of 95m2 on the deck above. Back aft, leading on to the stern platform, there is an 85m2 beach club, which includes a steam room, massage and beauty parlour and bar. On the top deck there is a gymnasium that opens out on to a 5m swimming pool, while the touch-and-go helipad is on the foredeck.

Builder: Golden Yachts

Naval architecture: Nhellas
Exterior design: Studio Vafiadis
Interior design: Studio Vafiadis

96. Ace | 85m (278'10")

Superyacht Ace 85m (278'10"), built in 2012, Germany.

The 85 metre superyacht Ace, previously known as Project Rocky, was recently launched and delivered from Lürssen’s Rendsburg yard. Designed by Andrew Winch Designs both inside and out, this yacht has an unusual profile with large side arches surmounted by oval side balconies. Her ‘classic’ interior accommodates 12 guests in six cabins over five decks.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior/Interior Styling: Andrew Winch

95. Areti | 85m (278'10")

Superyacht Areti 85m (278'10"), built in 2017, Germany.

Delivered by Lürssen in July 2017, Areti was built to PYC classification, meaning she can accommodate up to 18 guests. Her star features include a fully-equipped superyacht beach club, complete with sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi and plunge pool. Meanwhile, the owner's suite includes a private deck, which has been fitted with another Jacuzzi, as well as an al fresco breakfast nook.

Builder/naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior/interior design: Winch Design

94. Valerie | 85.1m (279'3")

Superyacht Valerie 85.1m (279'3"), built in 2011, Germany.

Under the supervision of Moran Yacht & Ship, Lürssen launched Valerie, formerly known as Project Firebird, at the end of March 2011 from their facility in Rendsburg. The 85 metre Valerie’s exterior of was designed by Espen Øino International and the yacht’s interior was designed by London-based Reymond Langton Design.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Reymond Langton

93. Solandge | 85.1m (279'3")

Superyacht Solandge 85.1m (279'3"), built in 2013, Germany.

Launched in June 2013, the 85.1 metre Solandge (formerly Project Niki) left Lürssen’s Rendsburg yard in November 2013 to head to Stavanger in Norway. Solandge is designed by Espen Øino. Built in steel and aluminium, she has a beam of 13.8m.

New to the world’s charter fleet, she can accommodate 12 guests in eight cabins with a dedicated deck for the owner. Her crew is composed of 29 crew members in 15 cabins. The contemporary interior, designed by Eileen Rodriguez, has classical touches and a mix a rare materials including 49 stone selections and 33 exotic woods.

During her sea trials, she reached a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots, and she has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at that speed.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Eileen Rodriguez

92. Pacific | 85.2m (279'6")

Superyacht Pacific 85.2m (279'6"), built in 2010, Germany.

The 85.2 metre Pacific, formerly known as Project Josi, launched in fall 2010 from the Lürssen shipyard in Vegesack. The unusual exterior styling of the yacht comes from the drawing board of the Argentinean naval architect German Frers, who is known primarily for sailing yachts, while the interior of Pacific was created by Bannenberg & Rowell Design of London. Large glass panels surround the owner’s suite which has a very private area forward.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: German Frers
Interior design: Bannenberg & Rowell

91. Vibrant Curiosity | 85.47m (280'5")

Superyacht Vibrant Curiosity 85.47m (280'5"), built in 2009, Netherlands.

Delivered at the end of April 2009, this project marks the third time that the talented Italian design house Nuvolari Lenard has been involved with Oceanco and the first time it has been responsible for both the exterior styling and the interior design. The design has many unusual features, including an astonishing atrium that not only provides light for the staircase connecting the main and sun decks but also allows panoramic exterior views.

Vibrant Curiosity's modern interior can best be described as a mixture of luxury and sobriety. Accommodation includes a master suite, a VIP suite with his-and-hers bathrooms, five double VIP suites and two double guest cabins. Guests are looked after by a 26-member crew.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior styling / interior design: Nuvolari-Lenard

90. Sunrays | 85.5m (280'6")

Superyacht Sunrays 85.5m (280'6"), built in 2010, Netherlands.

Delivered in March 2010 by Oceanco, Sunrays, formerly known as yard number Y705, boasts a stylish superstructure designed by the late Bjorn Johansson, who tragically died in a motorcycle accident at the beginning of 2008 at the peak of his career. The interior represents Terence Disdale design at its finest. The large dining room can be converted into a video conference room, while the dining table transforms into an innovative gyroscopic self-levelling pool table. The elegant foldable sea balconies assure guests an unrestricted view when dining.

The upper deck is totally dedicated to the owner and includes a suite with his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms, a private full-beam lounge, an office and a VIP cabin with full-height windows and drop-down bulwark to give excellent sea views. The owner’s private foredeck also hosts a whirlpool spa and sunbathing area, while on the aft deck two round tables can be converted into one large oval dining table seating up to 20 guests.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Bjorn Johansson
Interior design: Terence Disdale

89. Amore Vero | 85.6m (280'10")

Superyacht Amore Vero 85.6m (280'10"), built in 2013, Netherlands.

This Oceanco yacht was spotted for the first time in July 2012 as Y708 and took her maiden voyage in February 2013 under the name St. Princess Olga. Igor Lobanov designed this lustrous yacht with naval architecture by Azure. She accommodates 14 guests in a master suite and six further guests cabins, configured as two VIP suites with private balconies plus four double staterooms. She is powered by twin MTU engines from the 20V 4000 M73L series. Producing more than 4,800hp each, they are projected to achieve a top speed of 20 knots. In June 2017, she was pictured bearing her new name Amore Vero.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval Architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Igor Lobanov
Previous names: St. Princess Olga

88. Aquila | 85.6m (280'10")

Superyacht Aquila 85.6m (280'10"), built in 2010, USA.

Launched in time for the 2010 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show from Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the 85.6m superyacht Aquila (ex-Cakewalk) is a full displacement, oceangoing superyacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure designed and engineered by Derecktor with the assistance of Azure Naval Architects and BMT Nigel Gee.

By volume, she is the largest yacht ever built in the U.S. The elegant exterior styling is by Tim Heywood while the traditional cherry-lined interior is by Liz Dalton. The yacht, owned by Charles and Diane Gallagher, accommodates 12 guests on main deck with the owners seven-room suite above. She’s operated by 23 crew and carries three custom tenders each over 30 feet LOA.

Aquila (ex-Cakewalk) is featured in volume 25 of The Superyachts and is the biggest superyacht ever built in the United States.

Builder: Derecktor Shipyards
Naval architecture: Derecktor / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Liz Dalton

87. Aquijo | 85.9m (281'9")

Superyacht Aquijo 85.9m (281'9"), built in 2015, Netherlands.

A collaboration between Dutch yards Oceanco and Vitters, Aquijo was launched in 2015. Hotly tipped as a performance pro, she was penned by Bill Tripp for long-distance cruising and high latitudes. She has a 91 metre carbon fibre main mast and a 14.48 metre beam.

Drag is minimised with retractable thrusters and articulating propellers, and twin-canted rudders are muscled by hydraulic rams. She can sail at 12 to 18 knots and has an interior by Dölker + Voges.

Builder: Vitters, Oceanco
Naval Architecture / Exterior Styling: Bill Tripp
Interior design: Dölker + Voges

86. Ecstasea | 85.95m (282')

Superyacht Ecstasea 85.95m (282'), built in 2004, Netherlands.

85.95 metre yacht Ecstasea reaches a top speed of 35 knots propelled by a combination of four MTU 16V4000 diesels (two engines driving each shaft and its variable pitch propeller) and one centrally positioned gas turbine driving a fixed KaMeWa water jet, the largest ever made.

A second feature is that a helicopter can be carried in a garage beneath the helipad on the fore deck. A second helicopter pad, used for day-to-day operations and for visiting aircraft, is positioned on the bridge deck aft. Her interior, by Terence Disdale, is a stunning example of his comfortable and much admired ‘beachside chic’ style. Ecstasea was formerly the smallest but fastest yacht in the ‘Abramovich Navy’, but with the completion of his two new giants, Eclipse and Luna, she now has a new owner.

Ecstasea is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 19.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture / Exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Terence Disdale

85. Seven Seas | 86m (282'2")

Superyacht Seven Seas 86m (282'2"), built in 2010, Netherlands.

Belonging to a famous filmmaker, Seven Seas features a state-of-the-art audio-visual area in the main saloon that includes a 5 x 2 metre movie format screen, while for entertainment on the main deck aft, an 80-inch television folds down from the deckhead and swivels to accommodate all open-air viewing options. This vast open deck area also offers a 6.5 x 3.5 metre swimming pool which, at the touch of a button, transforms into a helipad or entertainment area, a feature first seen on the now-famous iconic yacht Alfa Nero.

Six cabins are available for guests, and the master suite is adjoined by a private exterior deck area that incorporates a pool. The contemporary interior features walnut, teak, mahogany and rosewood interspersed with natural materials, fabrics and colours.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior & Interior styling: Nuvolari Lenard

84. Kingdom 5KR | 86m (282'2")

Superyacht Kingdom 5KR 86m (282'2"), built in 1980, Italy

Four famous owners have possessed the 86 metre motor yacht Kingdom 5KR, which started life in 1980 as Nabila, having been built in Viareggio, Italy, by Fratelli Benetti for the Saudi Arabian arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, who, at the time of her build, was widely reputed to be the world’s richest man. After a decline in Khashoggi’s fortunes, Nabila was for a brief period owned by the Sultan of Brunei. She was then sold to New York property developer Donald Trump, in whose hands she was refitted and renamed Trump Princess.

Current owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia renamed her Kingdom 5KR, reputedly representing his company name, lucky number and the initials of his daughter and wife. She is normally berthed at the International Yacht Club in Antibes.

Kingdom 5KR is featured in The Superyachts, Volume 2, as Trump Princess.

Builder / naval architecture: Benetti
Exterior styling: Jon Bannenberg
Interior design: Di Pilla
Former names: Nabila, Trump Princess

83. Lonian | 87m (285'4")

Superyacht Lonian 87m (285'4"), built in 2018

Previously known as Project 700, very little is known about Lonian other than she has accommodation for 14 guests and 27 crew. Her two MTU 2,560kW diesel engines, meanwhile, give her a cruising speed of 12 knots (at which she has a range of 5,000nm) and a maximum speed of 18 knots. A pair of wide staircases lead from the stern platform up to the main aft deck, which is dominated by a large swimming pool.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: Feadship
Exterior styling: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design
Interior design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design/ Richard Hallberg

82. Arctic P | 87.57m (287'4")

Superyacht Arctic P. Built in

Arctic P was built in 1969 in Bremerhaven, Germany, as an ice-classed, oceangoing tug for the Bugsier Towing & Salvage Company. Her length of 87.57 metres made her Germany’s largest tug. She was converted into a yacht for the late media baron and casino owner Kerry Packer, formerly Australia’s richest man, at the Malta Drydock Company in 1995 under the project management of the late Claus Kusch, who was also responsible for the conversion of the smaller tug Simson S (now Sea Ranger). The yacht remains in the ownership of Packer’s family. This world-roaming vessel can often be seen in Sydney and is also a regular visitor to the Mediterranean.

Builder: Schichau-Unterweser (1969) / Malta Drydock Company (1995)
Naval architecture: Kusch Yachts
Exterior styling: Lothar Schimpf
Interior design: Pauline Nunns
Former names: Arctic

81. Musashi | 87.78m (288')

Superyacht Musashi 87.78m (288'), built in 2011, Netherlands.

Motor yacht Musashi is the second hull of the 88 metre Feadship XL custom yacht series. Her naval architecture and her exterior design and lines were both created by Feadship’s De Voogt Naval Architects with Sinot Yacht Design taking charge of her interior. Musashi is a yacht where industrial design meets a Japanese aesthetic. She is named after Miyamoto Musashi, a revered Japanese Samurai warrior, which points to her ownership by Oracle’s Larry Ellison.

Her size will allow more port access than his previous yacht, Rising Sun – number 10 on our list – which will be handy when his team defends the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay. She features two master suites, having converted the upper observation lounge into a stateroom and, of course, a basketball hoop. Four engines turn two shafts or two of the engines can be decoupled for max efficiency.

Musashi is featured in Volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects / Sinot Yacht Design
Interior design: Sinot Yacht Design

80. Fountainhead | 87.87m (288'3")

Superyacht Fountainhead 87.87m (288'3"), built in 2011, Netherlands.

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.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture / exterior styling: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior design: Sinot Yacht Design / Axel Vervoordt

79. Quattroelle | 88m (288'8")

Superyacht Quattroelle 88m (288'8"), built in 2012, Germany.

'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.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior/Interior Styling: Nuvolari Lenard

78. Maltese Falcon | 88m (288'8")

Superyacht Maltese Falcon 88m (288'8"), built in 2006, Turkey.

Built for the American venture capitalist Tom Perkins, and now owned by Elena Ambrosiadou, the three-masted schooner and iconic yacht Maltese 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.

Builder: Perini Navi
Naval architecture / exterior styling: Perini Navi / Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior design: Ken Freivokh

77. Asean Lady | 88.15m (289'2")

Superyacht Asean Lady 88.15m (289'8"), built in 2004, China.

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.

Builder: Yantai Raffles Shipyard
Naval architecture: Mitchell
Interior design: Annie Chang

76. Nirvana | 88.5m (290'4")

Superyacht Nirvana 88.5m (290'4"), built in 2012, Netherlands.

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.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval Architecture: Oceanco / Azure Naval Architects
Exterior Styling / Interior Design: Sam Sorgiovanni

75. Barbara | 88.5m (290'4")

Superyacht Barbara 88.5m (290'4"), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

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.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Azure Naval Architects
Exterior / interior styling: Sam Sorgiovanni

74. Illusion Plus | 88.5m (280'3")

Superyacht Illusion Plus 88.5m (280'3"), built in 2018

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')

Superyacht Infinity 89m (292'), built in 2015, Netherlands.

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.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval Architecture: Azure N.A. / Oceanco
Exterior Styling: Espen Øino

72. Lauren L | 90m (295'3")

Superyacht Lauren L 90m (295'3"), built in 2002, Germany.

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.

Builder: Cassens Werft
Naval architecture / exterior styling: Alpha Marine (refit)
Interior design: Alpha Marine / Decon SA
Former names: Constellation, Sun Bay 1

71. Lionheart | 90m (295'3")

Superyacht Lionheart 90m (295'3"), built in 2016, Italy.

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).

Builder: Benetti
Naval architecture: Benetti
Exterior styling: Stefano Natucci
Interior design: Green & Mingarelli Design

70. DAR | 90m (295'2")

Superyacht DAR 90m (298'55"), built in 2018

DAR is Oceanco’s sixth-largest boat in the Top 101 (although the company still has 12 in total, as the 81.27m Alfa Nero has now dropped out) and was built for a Russian owner. Before she was christened, her project name was Shark, which reflected the fin shape of her mast in profile and, in plan view, her wing stations replicating a shark’s eyes. The prolific Italian studio Nuvolari Lenard designed her interior, which is described as “nature-inspired”, with the goal to keep guests comfortable and relaxed at any place and time. She has accommodation for 14 guests, including an owner’s suite on the upper deck that has a curved, rotating 6.5m sofa and a private terrace with a spa pool overlooking the bow, and 31 crew.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval Architect: Oceanco/ Azure
Exterior Styling: Luiz de Basto
Interior designer: Nuvolari Lenard

69. Phoenix² | 90.02m (295'4")

Superyacht Phoenix² 90.02m (295'4"), built in 2010, Germany.

On 21 February 2009, Lürssen launched Project J24 in the traditional fashion – down a slipway. Supervised by staff from Moran Yacht & Ship, she was the first yacht to be completed in the new floating dock recently acquired for the Lürssen Rendsburg facility. Andrew Winch Designs has given Phoenix2 very harmonious proportions, and with a length of 87.2 metre and a beam of 13.5 metre, she boasts extraordinary volumes.

Her streamlined and curvaceous white superstructure floats on a dark grey hull. Graphite windows cut through the superstructure accentuated with stainless steel jewellery details at the bow and with her signature staircases. Her delivery occurred in October 2010 but during her first season she was lengthened by three metres and sports a huge stainless-steel eagle on the bow.

Phoenix2 is featured in Volume 25 of The Superyachts.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling / interior design: Andrew Winch

68. Ice | 90.1m (295'7")

Superyacht Ice 90.1m (295'7"), built in 2005, Germany.

The owner’s brief was to maximise fuel efficiency and reliability and obtain the minimum noise and vibration. This was achieved using two 2,500kW ABB Azipod units powered by up to eight Deutz generating sets that also provide household power. Launched as Air, she reached a maximum of 18.67 knots and proved to be extremely quiet and free from vibration.

Following delivery, she was sold to Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian industrialist and Duma Deputy, who renamed her Ice. The modern interior by Terence Disdale Design offers a Zen-like atmosphere and makes use of a limited palette of materials to create a style that is unique among Disdale’s work.

Accommodation includes a master suite, two VIP cabins and four guest cabins, all with huge bathrooms fitted with baths carved from limestone blocks. The iconic yacht Ice was acclaimed Superyacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2006 and featured in volume 20 of The Superyachts book.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Terence Disdale
Former names: Air

67. Nahlin | 90.22m (296')

Superyacht Nahlin 90.22m (296'), built in 1930, UK.

This classically elegant yacht has an enviable pedigree, having been designed by the revered naval architect G L Watson for the British aristocrat Lady Yule. While owned by Lady Yule she was loaned to Britain’s King Edward VIII for a cruise with his American lover and future wife Wallis Simpson, a trip that surely played a part in Edward’s decision to marry Simpson and set himself on the path to abdication.

She later became the Royal Yacht of King Carol II of Romania, who named her Luceafarul. After the overthrow of the monarchy, the yacht, now renamed Libertatea, served as a floating restaurant and fell into almost terminal disrepair.

Happily, she was found and recovered to England by Nicholas Edmiston and William Collier in 2000. She lay in a Liverpool shipyard for four years but has now been sold to a British owner who renamed her Nahlin, and her total restoration, under the management of G L Watson, was completed at the Blohm + Voss yard in Rendsburg, Germany, in July 2010. This included the replacement of almost 70% of her riveted shell plating and the provision of a totally new modern-classic interior designed by Rémi Tessier.

Builder: John Brown & Co (1930) / Blohm + Voss (2009)
Naval architecture: GL Watson & Co
Interior design: Rémi Tessier (rebuild)
Former names: Libertatea, Luceafarul

66. Dubawi | 90.6m (297'3")

Superyacht Dubawi 90.6m (297'3"), built in 1989, Italy.

Originally built as a SOLAS passenger ship, Dubawi was converted for an owner from the Gulf area into a very spacious superyacht with an enormous interior volume of 4,200GT. The conversion work, undertaken by Platinum Yachts in Dubai, took only 18 months to complete and included fitting a new upper deck, which now contains a palatial owner’s suite, a private deck with panoramic views, and a remodelled stern that added 5 metres to her former overall length.

The other five decks were either refurbished or rebuilt and now provide accommodation and reception areas for up to 40 guests in a surprising and hugely varied interior style that boasts striking colour schemes and eye-catching motifs. No fewer than 71 officers and crew have the task of looking after this capacious yacht.

Builder: Cantieri Navali Ferrari (1989) / Platinum Yachts (2008)
Naval architecture: Cantieri Navali Ferrari
Interior design: Platinum Yachts (rebuild)
Former names: Leisure World

65. Lady Lara | 91m (298'55")

Superyacht Lady Lara 91m (298'55"), built in 2014, Germany.

Built under codename Orchid, Lady Lara has a full displacement hull, aluminium superstructure and a 14.35 metre beam.

Exterior and interior design comes from the boards of Reymond Langton Design, a decision influenced by the desire to create a harmonious balance between spaces inside and out. Sweeping, sculpted curves gives Lady Lara a feminine elegance and the interior reportedly flows just as sinuously.

Lady Lara is a private yacht and following her maiden voyage to Norway headed to Florida, the Bahamas and the Eastern Caribbean islands for the winter season.

Builder / Naval Architecture: Lürssen
Exterior Styling / Interior design: Reymond Langton Design

64. Moonlight II | 91.4m (299'10")

Superyacht Moonlight II 91.4m (299'10"), built in 2003, Greece.

The younger sistership to Queen Miri (ex-Delma and Annaliesse), Moonlight II was launched as Alysia in 2005. Both vessels were built for the late Greek businessman Andreas Liveras, who over the years owned a series of large yachts that he successfully chartered under the management of Liveras Yachts.

Moonlight II, designed as an exclusive charter vessel, features the same style of impressive health and beauty spa and almost identical facilities as Delma. Fully SOLAS compliant as a passenger vessel, she accommodates up to 36 guests in an owner’s suite, VIP suite and 15 luxurious cabins, and has proved to be a highly popular and successful charter vessel. A 2015 refit saw her lengthened to 91.4 metres.

Builder: Neorion
Naval architecture: Alpha Marine
Exterior styling / interior design: Alpha Marine / Poulias
Former names: Alysia

63. Queen Miri | 91.5m (300'2")

Superyacht Queen Miri 91.5m (300'2"), built in 2014, Germany.

Originally launched by Neorion in 2004 as 85.34m Annaliesse, she then became Delma. In 2015 she underwent an almost total rebuild and lengthening at Amico in Genoa, thereby becoming Queen Miri.

The main engines and generators were replaced and a new beach club with side folding platforms was created. A new tender bay which converts into a swimming pool was also introduced. There is accommodation for 36 passengers in the 80% new interior including a 100 square metre owner’s stateroom.

Builder: Neorion
Naval Architecture: Murray & Associates
Exterior Styling: Alpha Marine
Interior design: Lally Poulias
Former names: AnnaliesseDelma

62. Equanimity | 91.5m (300'2")

Superyacht Equanimity 91.5m (300'2"), built in 2015, the Netherlands.

Equanimity was the first superyacht that The Netherlands-based superyacht builder Oceanco has built to Passenger Yacht Code. The aluminium and steel yacht features an exterior designed by Oceanco’s in-house team with naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and interior design by UK-based designer Andrew Winch Designs.

Equanimity features a fully-certified heli-deck, multiple guest staterooms on the main-deck including two VIP staterooms with fold-down balconies, and a private galley on the upper deck. A skylight over the owner’s stateroom bathes the suite in natural light, and the beach club hosts a gym and sauna.

Builder / exterior styling: Oceanco
Naval Architecture: Azure / Oceanco
Interior design: Winch Design

61. Aquarius | 92m (301'10")

Superyacht Aquarius 92m (301'10"), built in 2016, Netherlands.

Aquarius was commissioned by experienced superyacht owner Steve Wynn, who Feadship describes as “a fiercely competitive player in the hospitality business and highly ambitious in terms of his personal possessions”. These qualities seem to have influenced many of the characteristics of his new boat, not least in providing dedicated spaces for some of Wynn’s private art collection. Aquarius is propelled by twin MTU 16V4000 M63L, 2,240kW diesel engines, which give her a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 5,500nm at her cruising speed of 12 knots. Feadship has worked hard to ensure that she is as silent as possible — in fact, the yard expects her to be the quietest yacht it has built to date. On-board accommodation is for 14 guests and 31 crew.

Builder / naval architect: Feadship
Interior design / exterior design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

60. Tatoosh | 92.42m (303'3")

Superyacht Tatoosh 92.42m (303'3"), built in 2000, Germany.

Tatoosh, a five-deck yacht displacing 3,616 tonnes, was built for cellphone magnate Craig McCaw and later sold to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. A model of understated luxury, she has a huge owner’s suite with a full-beam bedroom, family room, observation lounge, office, gymnasium and two cabins for children. Six guest cabins are located on the lower deck. Aside from the main and dining saloons, there are a panoramic lounge and cinema.

Other facilities include two helipads with refuelling equipment, one for the yacht’s own McDonnell Douglas MD500 and one for guests’ helicopters; a 12 metre speedboat and a Frers-designed 13 metre sailboat positioned in davits to port and starboard; a swimming pool; and a diving room with decompression chamber in the stern.

Tatoosh is manned by a full-time crew of 30, with facilities available for visiting staff and the helicopter pilot. The yacht is named after an island in the Pacific Northwest that marks the entrance to the Straits of Juan de Fuca.

Builder: Nobiskrug
Naval architecture: Kusch Yachts
Exterior styling: Studio Acht
Interior design: Terence Disdale

59. Royal Romance | 92.5m (303'47")

Superyacht Royal Romance 92.5m (303'47"), built in 2015, the Netherlands.

Dutch yacht builder Feadship launched the steel-and-aluminium yacht Royal Romance in October 2014. The build was shrouded in secrecy and she’s likely to stay that way.

The exterior design by De Voogt is matched with interiors by London-based Seymour Diamond studio. The most notable feature is the 12 metre pool, which flows into a waterfall that cascades over the transom and is lit by LEDs.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture / Exterior Styling: De Voogt
Interior design: Seymour Diamond

58. Mayan Queen IV | 93.25m (305'11")

Superyacht Mayan Queen IV 93.25m (305'11"), built in 2008, Germany.

Launched in 2008, another yacht built under a blanket of high security in a German shipyard is Mayan Queen IV. Formerly known as Project Safari, she is understood to be owned by Mexican mining, insurance and department store magnate Alberto Baillères, the second richest man in Mexico and fourth in Latin America.

He sold his earlier vessel, the 49 metre Feadship–Van Lent Mayan Queen (now MQ2). Mayan Queen IV has a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck and two tender garages, one forward and one aft, the latter being convertible into a beach club when the tender is launched.

Builder / Naval architecture: Blohm + Voss
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Terence Disdale

57. NEOM | 95m (311'8")

Superyacht NEOM 95m (311'8"), built in 2000, Netherlands.

Originally built as Al Mirqab for the Royal Family of Qatar by Oceanco with styling and interior design by The ‘A’ Group, NEOM was later acquired by the Indian businessman Vijay Mallya before it was impounded and later auctioned off in a dispute over unpaid wages.

In tight situations, _NEOM _fully rotating Schottel 250kW sternthruster and a 300kW bowthruster assist manoeuvring, while the two wing stations can be extended athwartships by 1.5 metre to assist visibility. The six decks provide accommodation for an owner’s party of 32 and 42 crew.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture / exterior styling / interior design: The ‘A’ Group
Former names: Al Mirqab

56. Palladium | 95.15m (312'2")

Superyacht Palladium 95.15m (312'2"), built in 2010, Germany.

Formerly known as Project Orca, Palladium was built for a highly experienced yacht owner and charterer to the stylings of Michael Leach Design, which produced the entire design package and fitting out. The ultra-modern exterior incorporates many unique but practical features, and this is seen especially in the main deck swimming pool and sports deck arrangement and direct link to the spa.

In harmony with the exterior, the interior, which includes six guest cabins and an owner’s deck, is completely bespoke, with every element custom designed for the owner, whose project brief was for excellence and overhead space. This led Michael Leach Design to use Silverlining and Metrica for interior furniture, ANT for electronics and Cougar Marine for the custom limousine tenders, which were also designed by Michael Leach Design.

Palladium is featured in volume 25 of The Superyachts.

Builder / Naval architecture: Blohm + Voss
Exterior styling / interior design: Michael Leach

55. Kismet | 95.2m (312'4")

Superyacht Kismet 95.2m (312'4"), built in 2014, Germany.

Kismet features exterior styling by Espen Øino and boasts an impressive 13.8 metre beam. She is expected to reach top speeds of 17 knots. The project was sold to her new owner by Moran Yacht & Ship who also managed the build. With interior design by Reymond Langton Design, the superyacht is finished in marble and rare woods. She boasts a spacious main saloon with overstuffed settees, a bar and a high-tech entertainment system, as well as a formal dining room seating 18 guests. She accommodates 12 guests in six staterooms and 20 crew.

Builder: Lürssen
Naval architecture: Espen Øino
Interior design: Reymond Langton

54. Vava II | 96m (315')

Superyacht Vava II 96m (315'), built in 2012, UK.

Vava II, formerly known as Devonport Shipyard Project 55, is very sophisticated, with an array of features that will distinguish it from both aesthetic design and practical operation perspectives. A replacement for her owners’ Feadship, Vava, she is the largest yacht built to date by Devonport Yachts and will be the first new British-built yacht to comply with the SOLAS Passenger Ship rules for fewer than 36 passengers. She features an unusual ground tackle system with anchors retracting inside the hull and bow and stern thrusters plus independent rudders give superb control.

Vava II is featured in volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder & Naval Architecture: Devonport Yachts
Exterior Styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon
Interior design: Rémi Tessier

53. Limitless | 96.25m (315'9")

Superyacht Limitless 96.25m (315'9"), built in 1997, Germany.

Owned by Leslie Wexner, head of the American lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret, the ABS-classified Limitless was launched by the Lürssen Shipyard in Germany in 1997. Her name is presumably a play on the name of Wexner’s first company, The Limited, founded in 1963 with $5,000 borrowed from his aunt.

Unusually, the iconic yacht Limitless is powered by a hybrid diesel and diesel-electric propulsion package that allows her conventional diesels to be boosted a further 6,607hp by a pair of 16-cylinder Caterpillar 3516 and two 12-cylinder Caterpillar 3412 diesels that power electric motors. This combination gives her a top speed of 25 knots. She remains the largest American-registered yacht.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Jon Bannenberg / Tim Heywood
Interior design: François Catroux

52. Sea Cloud | 96.35m (316'1")

Superyacht Sea Cloud 96.35m (316'1"), built in 1931, Germany.

When stockbroker and yachtsman Edward F Hutton married heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post in the 1920s, he introduced her to yachting aboard his three-masted schooner Hussar. Post and Hutton later built an even larger yacht, Hussar II, which was designed by Cox & Stevens and built by Friedrich Krupp in Kiel, Germany. Launched in 1931, it had panelled saloons and seven lavish cabins.

When the couple divorced Marjorie kept the yacht and renamed her Sea Cloud. She served as a patrol vessel for the US Coast Guard during World War II and in 1955 was sold to the Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, who renamed her Angelita. After his overthrow, she was acquired by Clifford Barbour, who renamed her Antarna. New German owners rescued her from neglect in 1978, returned her name to Sea Cloud, and rebuilt her in Bremerhaven.

The yacht now charters in the West Indies during winter and in the Mediterranean in summer, operating with 60 crew and offering 34 cabins. She is featured in volume 3 of The Superyachts book and currently holds the position as the largest sailing yacht in the world.

Builder: Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft
Naval architecture: Cox & Stevens
Former names: Angelita, Antarna, Hussar II, Patria

51. Faith | 96.55m (316'9")

Superyacht Faith 96.55m (316'9"), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

Measuring 96.55 metres LOA, Faith features exterior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon, who also collaborated with Parisian studio Chahan Design to create the interior décor. Accommodation is for 18 guests and 32 crewmembers, while standout features include a wood-burning pizza oven on the sundeck and a 2.5 metre deep swimming pool on the aft deck.

Builder: Feadship
Naval architecture: Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon
Interior styling: Redman Whiteley Dixon / Chahan Design

50. Carinthia VII | 97.2m (318'11")

Superyacht Carinthia VII 97.2m (318'11"), built in 2002, Germany.

Considerable secrecy masked the construction of the iconic yacht Carinthia VII, a hallmark of her builders, Lürssen of Bremen. Even today, few outsiders have visited her interior, but it is generally known that the yacht is owned by Heidi Horten, the widow of an Austrian supermarket owner who sold his chain to the German Kaufhof group in 1996.

With styling and interior design by Tim Heywood, a long-time associate of Jon Bannenberg, this long, lean and low yacht is an elegant and worthy successor to the Bannenberg designed Carinthia VI, which, following her sale, was renamed The One (No 132 in this list). Her profile was the design inspiration for Cakewalk, No 55 on this list.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling / Interior design: Tim Heywood

49. Aviva | 98.4m (322'10")

Superyacht Aviva 98.4m (322'10"), built in 2017, Germany.

Delivered as recently as May 2017, Aviva is the flagship of German yard Abeking & Rasmussen’s fleet. Built for a repeat client, she is the follow-up to the 68 metre Aviva III, that the yard launched ten years previously. As with the smaller vessel, Aviva features styling by British studio Reymond Langton, and she was built to Lloyd’s Registry standards from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Precious few details are known about her interior, but it is understood that she features a dedicated games room with a ping-pong table.

Builder / naval architect: Abeking & Rasmussen
Exterior design: Reymond Langton

48. Madame Gu | 99m (324'10")

Superyacht Madame Gu 99m (324'10"), built in 2013, Netherlands.

Four years in the making, Project Dream launched early February 2013 in The Netherlands, the largest yacht to be launched from that country as well as the largest from Feadship. Two months later, her name was revealed as Madame Gu. De Voogt and Andrew Winch teamed up to create the stylish lines, which deceptively hide her more than 2,900 ample tons. She is capable of trans-atlantic crossings and features two forward garages for 11 metre tenders and a certified helicopter storage system.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt
Exterior / Interior Design: Andrew Winch Designs

47. Christina O | 99.14m (325'3")

Superyacht Christina O 99.14m (325'3"), built in 1943, Canada.

Christina O is the largest North American-built yacht in existence. Perhaps fortunately, little remains of her original structure as she was built in Canada as HMCS Stormont, an escort frigate for North Atlantic convoys during World War II. She was subsequently purchased by Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who, in 1954, converted her into the most spectacular yacht of the era, renaming her Christina after his daughter.

Onassis used his yacht to entertain many of the world’s rich and famous, including his mistress, the opera diva Maria Callas, and Sir Winston Churchill. She was comprehensively rebuilt in Croatia in 2001. The yacht retains many of her original features, including the swimming pool with a copy of the Minoan mosaic from the royal palace at Knossos at the bottom. Purchased by a consortium that includes an Irish bank and Greek interests and renamed Christina O, the iconic yacht Christina O is available for charter and was featured in volume 15 of The Superyachts book.

Builder: Canadian Vickers (1943) / HDW (1954)
Designer: Cesar Pinnau (conversion)
Former names: Argo, Christina, HMCS Stormont

46. I Dynasty | 100.8m (330'7")

Superyacht I Dynasty 100.8m (330'7"), built in 2015, Germany. Photo: Christopher Scholey

Launched as project V853 in November 2014, I Dynasty is the second largest yacht built by Kusch after the 133.2 metre Al MirqabThe A group was responsible for the exterior design and Italian designers Studio Massari for the interior.

I Dynasty has a wide 16 metre beam that allows space for 22 guests. With diesel-electric propulsion, she cruises at an economical 14 knots.

Builder: Peterswerft-Kusch
Naval Architecture / Exterior Styling: The A Group
Interior design: Studio Massari

45. Attessa IV | 100.89m (331')

Superyacht Atessa IV 100.89m (331'), built in 1999, Japan.

Attessa IV (originally named Evergreen) was built for Yung-Fa Chang, chairman of the Taiwan-based Evergreen Corporation, in the company’s shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan. In her original configuration there was accommodation for an owner’s party of four in the master suite, while an additional 14 cabins accommodated another 26 guests. The yacht was acquired by American businessman Dennis Washington, lengthened during a rebuild at his Vancouver shipyard. The masterful rebuild of Attessa IV produced a superyacht masterpiece.

Both bow and stern were modified and major changes introduced, including ‘pop-out’ deck extensions and a new top deck. The interior renovations included the installation of a full spa on the lower deck and a new uppermost deck that features a large hanging chandelier by Dale Chihuly. The yacht is featured in Refit 2012 and volume 13 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Hayashikane Zosen
Naval architecture: Diana Yacht Design
Exterior styling / Interior design: Glade Johnson (Refit)
Former name: Evergreen

44. Symphony | 101.5m (333')

Superyacht Symphony 101.5m (333'), built in 2015, Netherlands.

Delivered in May 2015, Symphony is the largest Feadship to date. She has a six-metre contraflow pool on the main deck aft, as well as another pool next to the helipad up forward. An enormous beach club offers easy access for boarding the custom Pascoe tenders. She also boats two cinemas including one outdoor on the bridge deck.

Compliant with the Passenger Yacht Code, she is able to carry 20 guests. A top speed of 22 knots can be reached courtesy of the four diesel MTU 16V main engines.

Builder: Feadship
Naval Architecture: De Voogt
Exterior Styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Francois Zuretti

43. Loaloat al-Behar | 103.85m (340'9")

Superyacht Loaloat al-Behar 103.85m (340'9"), built in 1982, Italy.

Loaloat Al-Behar was built at the Picchiotti Shipyard in Italy (now part of Perini Navi Group) as the royal yacht of Oman, but was superseded by the new Al Saïd (No. 4 in this list). Renamed, she was presented to the Omani Ministry of Tourism who seek to charter her. She had a recent $5 million refit in Dubai but, despite this, she still shows her age. Her condition and decoration is such that she is probably more suited to corporate functions and educational day cruises for as many as 70 guests.

Builder / Naval architecture: Pichiotti
Interior design: Omani Royal Yacht Squadron

42. Quantum Blue | 104m (341'3")

Superyacht Quantum Blue 104m (341'3"), built in 2014, Germany.

Announced under different project names and lengths, Quantum Blue is the third superyacht delivered by Lürssen in 2014. UK designer Tim Heywood has taken care of the exterior design while Alberto Pinto oversaw the interior design.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior Styling: Tim Heywood
Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto

41. Amadea | 104m (341'2")

Superyacht Amadea 104m (341'2"), built in 2017, Germany.

A highly secretive yacht, believed to be owned by a Middle Eastern client, Amadea was built by Lürssen over a period of 42 months and designed by Espen Øino International. Her steel-hull supports an aluminium superstructure and five decks finished in teak. Key features include a foredeck superyacht helipad and it is understood that her interiors total less than 3,000GT. Amadea’s LOA of 102 metres excludes a two-metre decorative bowsprit.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino

40. Lady Moura | 104.85m (346'10")

Superyacht Lady Moura 104.85m (346'10"), built in 1990, Germany.

Lady Moura is owned by Dr Nasser al-Rashid, a Saudi Arabian businessman (Rashid Engineering) and adviser to the Royal Family, who was formerly married to Mouna al-Ayoub, who refitted the three-masted sailing yacht Phocea (No 103 in this list). Lady Moura has a particularly high internal volume for her length and beam in view of the large superstructure.

Styling and interior design are by Luigi Sturchio. Notable features include a 24 metre-long dining table and an occasional table made by Viscount Linley, nephew of Queen Elizabeth II. The yacht has six deck levels, the uppermost containing a pool that can be fully covered, and she carries a crew of 61. Despite celebrating her 20th birthday in 2010, her exterior styling remains sharply modern.

Builder: Blohm + Voss
Naval architecture: Diana Yacht Design
Exterior styling: Luigi Sturchio
Interior design: Di Pilla

39. Dream | 106m (347'9")

Superyacht Dream 106m (347'9"), built in 2014, Turkey.

Previously known as the Poseidonos project, Dream was transformed from passenger ferry into a six-deck superyacht. Giorgio Vafiadis has designed the exterior and Milanese interior design firm Ciarmoli Queda Studio (CQS) has penned the interior. They worked with Greek contractor MVS Associates, which built the interiors. Key features include a grand central lobby, a 400 square metre saloon, 23 guest cabins and an owner’s suite with a 100 square metre cabin.

Exterior styling: Giorgio Vafiadis
Interior design: CQS

38. Black Pearl | 106.7m (350'5")

Superyacht Black Pearl 106.7m (350’5”), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

As Sailing Yacht A is officially designated a “sail-assisted motor yacht”, Black Pearl is the biggest sailing yacht in the world. She has three rotating, freestanding DynaRig masts, each of them about 60 metres high — the same rig as Maltese Falcon but she is considerably bigger, both in terms of length (she is 18.8 metres longer) but even more so in terms of volume (she has nearly two and a half times the volume at 2,700GT). It is hoped that she will do most of her voyaging under sail and, with solar panels on her sails and the ability to generate electricity from her rotating propellers, she could cross oceans without using any fuel.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Dykstra Naval Architects / BMT Nigel Gee
Exterior styling: Ken Frievokh / Nuvolari Lenard
Interior design: Nuvolari Lenard / Gerard P Villate

37. Andromeda | 107.4m (352' 4")

Superyacht Andromeda 107.4m (352'4"), built in 2016, Norway.

Andromeda is the first private superyacht to be built at the Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven. Commissioned by New Zealand businessman Graeme Hart, this robust explorer yacht has been designed for long-range passages in testing sea conditions, with a rugged exterior developed by New Zealand naval architects Oscar Mike.

The 7,000 ton yacht has capacity for 60 guests with interiors by H2 Yacht Design. Facilities include a helicopter landing pad and hangar and a swimming pool. Two specially fitted cranes on the foredeck can stow the custom 21 metre tender, which even has its own accommodation.

Builder: Kleven
Naval Architecture**:** Marin Teknikk
Exterior Design: Oscar Mike

Interior design****: H2 Yacht Design / Oscar Mike
Former name: Ulysses

36. Bravo | 109m (357'6")

Superyacht Bravo 109m (357'6"), built in 2018

Sneaking into the list of new entries at the very last minute this year is Oceanco’s 109m Project Bravo. She was launched on 17 November and Oceanco confirmed she would be delivered to her owner before the end of the year. She features naval architecture by a new joint venture between Oceanco and BMT Nigel Gee, called Lateral Naval Architects. Some more established names collaborated on her exterior and interior – Nuvolari Lenard for the former and Reymond Langton for the latter. The yard says the new yacht is “unlike any preceding Oceanco”, partly due to her use of a newly coined design philosophy: LIFE, which stands for lengthened, innovative, fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. Under the hood, she’s packing a hybrid drive system and “significant battery capability”, according to the yard.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Lateral Naval Architects
Exterior design: Nuvolari Lenard
Interior design: Reymond Langton

35. Radiant | 110m (360'11")

Superyacht Radiant 110m (360'11"), built in 2009, Germany.

A sister to RayaRadiant was commissioned by the Russian media tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who wanted a rival to Pelorus, owned by his arch enemy Roman Abramovich. However, he subsequently sold her to Abdulla al-Futtaim, a billionaire car dealer from the United Arab Emirates, before she was completed.

As well as the standard features for a yacht of this size - helipad, gymnasium, cinema, spa - she has one of the highest security specifications ever conceived. Berezovsky ordered a personal “escape launch” – a speedboat with turbo-charged twin diesel engines capable of exceeding 75 knots. She is also equipped with an arsenal of sonic guns that fire low-frequency sound waves that can burst the eardrums of approaching assailants, and a military water cannon capable of sinking an approaching boat at more than 100 yards.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Glen Pushelberg

34. Raya | 110m (360'11")

Superyacht Raya 110m (360'11"), built in 2008, Germany.

Formerly known as Project Opal, Raya features a combined diesel-mechanical and diesel-electric propulsion system and is the world’s first yacht to have particle filters fitted to the main engine exhausts as well as to her generating sets. The yacht, which was originally known as Dilbar, is reportedly owned by Russian steel magnate Alisher Usmanov, who owned an earlier Oceanco-built yacht called Dilbar that was rumoured to have been named after his mother.

Raya is promoted by Lürssen as the ‘green engine concept’ whose aim is to significantly reduce emissions in a highly efficient propulsion system. Four generating sets supply power for the house load and to four azimuthing thrusters, which provide dynamic positioning and get-you-home propulsion at reduced speed. Built to the rules of Germanischer Lloyd, Raya has a reported top speed of 21 knots.

Builder / naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Alberto Pinto
Former names: Dilbar, Ona

33. Anna | 110m (360'11")

Superyacht Anna 110m (360'11"), built in 2018

Anna, Feadship’s new flagship, was built for a Russian owner who previously had another Feadship/Leach collaboration – also called Anna – which was built in 2007. The new boat’s distinctive profile is dominated by an eye-shaped curve amidships, between her main and upper decks, and a particularly tall navigation mast. It is thought that she has accommodation for 18 guests, six staff and 34 crew. She has a diesel-electric propulsion system (comprising six Caterpillar units), which gives her a cruising speed of 15 knots (and a range of 5,200nm) and a top speed of 18.5 knots.

Builder / naval architecture: Feadship
Exterior styling: Michael Leach Design
Interior design: Michael Leach Design/ Brian J McCarthy

32. Jubilee | 110.00m (360'11")

Superyacht Jubilee 110.00m (360'11"), built in 2017, the Netherlands.

The largest yacht built in the Netherlands to date; Jubilee is Oceanco’s second collaboration with exterior designer Igor Lobanov, after the 2013 launch Amore Vero. Her dramatic superstructure is immediately recognisable with a clever trompe l’oeil that suggests Jubilee has eight decks rather than five. Built to PYC certification, she can host up to 30 guests in 15 Sam Sorgiovanni-styled staterooms and her steel hull, developed in collaboration with Azure Naval Architects, is capable of a top speed of 18.5 knots.

Builder: Oceanco
Naval architecture: Azure Naval Architects
Exterior design: Igor Lobanov
Interior design: Sam Sorgiovanni

31. Le Grand Bleu | 112.8m (370'1")

Superyacht Le Grand Bleu 112.8m (370'1"), built in 2000, Germany.

Le Grand Bleu was built for US telecommunications baron John McCaw and was subsequently sold to the Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, who had it refitted to his own preferences, including the addition of a 16ft swim platform at the stern. According to Internet sources, Abramovich passed Le Grand Bleu to his friend and business associate Eugene Shvidler in June 2006.

The yacht has a crew of 65 and carries a veritable arsenal of tenders and watertoys, both on her aft decks and in her extensive below-deck garage, where there is a large aquarium. Her watercraft include a 22 metre Dubois-designed sailing yacht, Bellatrix; a 21 metre Sunseeker motor yacht; two 11 metre, 60-knot Buzzi sports boats; and a landing craft to carry a 4x4 Land Rover used for excursions ashore.

Builder: Bremer Vulkan
Naval architecture / exterior styling: Kusch Yachts
Interior design: Di Pilla

30. Pelorus | 114.5m (375'8")

Superyacht Pelorus 114.5m (375'8"), built in 2003, Germany.

Launched in November 2003, Pelorus was built at Lürssen’s Krogerwerft facility. She was originally commissioned by a Saudi Arabian as a replacement for Coral Island. He loved the finished product but, when made an offer that was too good to refuse, sold her to the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich. David Geffen bought her in May 2011.

The yacht is the work of two internationally known designers: Tim Heywood, who drew the superstructure and working areas, and Terence Disdale, who created an interior that revels in the informal atmosphere of a beachside villa. This yacht has everything: two helicopter pads, a swimming pool with artificial current, a spa pool, and an owner’s suite with 180-degree panoramic views that opens to a private deck.

The quality of the engineering is stunning, with many of the systems, including the bowthruster, being provided with a back-up, while the control of all propulsion units is united in a ‘Lipstick’ that allows a single joystick to precisely manoeuvre the yacht. The vessel is managed by 41 crew, including seven engineers and five personal staff.

Pelorus was featured in volume 18 of The Superyachts book.

Builder & naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Terence Disdale

29. Luna | 115m (377'4")

Superyacht Luna 115m (377'4"), built in 2010, Germany.

Luna was built for Roman Abramovich as an upgraded replacement for his former exploration yacht Le Grand Bleu (No 23 in this list), always a favourite among his many yachts. Luna, ice classed and built to the highest possible standards. Diesel-electric powered, she has two helipads, one forward and one aft, and the ability to stow a helicopter below decks for transit. Her tenders are stored in two garages in the stern that open through shell doors on each side of the hull. She was delivered in June 2010 and is available for select charter.

Builder: Lloyd Werft/ Stahlbau Nord
Naval architecture: Blue Ocean Yacht Management
Exterior styling: Newcruise - Yacht Projects & Design
Interior design: Donald Starkey

28. Navtilus 115.76m (379'9")

Superyacht _ Navtilus_ 115.76m (379'9"), built in 1973, Greece.

Thought to be a gift from Stavros Niarchos to King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, this yacht has now been renamed Navtilus following the launch of Al Salamah in 1999. Advanced in years, this one-time royal yacht has been passed one rung down the ladder of Saudi Arabian royal yacht ownership.

Builder: Hellenic Shipyards
Naval architecture: Maierform
Exterior styling: Cesar Pinnau
Former names: Al Salamah, Prince Abdulaziz, Atlantis, Issham Al Baher

27. Atlantis II | 115.76m (380')

Superyacht Atlantis II 115.76m (379'9"), built in 1981, Greece.

It is said that the late Stavros Niarchos, the Greek-American shipping magnate, built Atlantis II to outdo his rival Aristotle Onassis in the yacht-owning stakes. Some 16.7 metres longer than Onassis’s Christina (now Christina O), Atlantis II was built by Hellenic Shipyards in Skaramanga, Greece, in 1981. She is, incidentally, the near-sistership of the former Saudi Arabian Royal Yacht Issham Al Baher, which was originally launched as Atlantis. Accommodating 25 guests in great comfort, Atlantis II boasts a helicopter, a hangar and a swimming pool with a rising floor that converts to a disco. Still owned by the Niarchos family, the yacht can usually be found moored at its berth in Monaco.

Builder: Hellenic Shipyards
Naval architecture: Maierform
Exterior styling: Cesar Pinnau
Interior design: Michael Sumner

26. Ulysses 116m (380'5")

Superyacht Ulysses 116m (380'5") built in 2018

Ulysses is almost 10 metres longer than her predecessor, the 107 metre Andromeda (formerly Ulysses), which was sold last year and also built by the Norwegian yard.

The new Ulysses was built on the yard’s existing MT 5006 MKII ESV platform while the naval architecture was undertaken by Norwegian design house Marin Teknikk. Kyle Dick of New Zealand-based Oscar Mike Naval Architects created the exterior lines and also collaborated with British studio RWD on her interiors.

Builder & naval architecture: Kleven/ Marin Teknikk
Exterior design: Oscar Mike Naval Architects
Interior design: RWD

25. Turama | 116.4m (381'11")

Top 200 largest yachts in the world Turama

Named after a river in Borneo, Turama was originally built as a cruise ship to operate in Hong Kong harbour and was subsequently converted to a yacht in Greece by the Latsis-owned company SETE Yachts. Classed to Lloyd’s highest standard (100A1, LMC, UMS and Ice Class 1A), and having full SOLAS certification as a passenger vessel,Turama’s accommodation includes an extensive master suite, two junior master suites, 24 VIP suites, each with an impressive floor area of 39.8 square metres, and 16 single cabins.

The facilities include a beauty salon, a sauna, gymnasium, a 12-seat cinema, an 80-seat conference theatre, a 12-seat meeting room, a disco, a children’s playroom and a mini-hospital. On deck are a swimming pool, two spa pools and a helicopter pad. The yacht, which remains in the ownership of the Latsis family, is manned by 60 crew and is available for charter.

Builders: Rauma Shipyard (1990) / SETE Yachts (2004)
Former names: Columbus Caravelle, Sally Caravelle, Delfin Caravelle

24. Motor Yacht A | 119m (390'5")

Motor Yacht A 119m (390'5"), built in 2008, Germany.

This most extraordinary yacht, built for the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, had an unusual conception in that its designer, Philippe Starck, drew what he considered to be a ‘cool shape’ – taking a full three and a half hours for the job. Unlike the design progression of most yachts, the naval architecture of Motor Yacht A was made to work subsequently under the control of the technical designer, Martin Francis, who used models and towing tanks to confirm the hull lines.

Deck spaces are minimal – a tiny sun deck with splash pool; a shaded fore deck area with rectangular pool; and the main deck aft with a curved pool. The interior features the owner’s open-plan ‘loft apartment’ ringed by windows and a wide balcony aft, while the main saloon, equally open, features a ‘romper sofa’ with space for at least 10 people.

Motor Yacht A was featured in the 2011 edition of The Superyachts book.

Builder: Blohm + Voss
Naval architecture: Francisdesign
Exterior styling / interior design: Philippe Starck

23. Alexander | 121.95m (400'1")

Superyacht Alexander 121.95m (400'1"), built in 1965, Germany.

This yacht was built by Flender Werft in Lübeck, Germany, in 1966 as the passenger vessel Regina Maris for the Lübeck Line. After several changes of ownership she was converted to a yacht for the late John S Latsis, the Greek shipping tycoon, and renamed Alexander. Extensively refitted in 1985 and again in 1998, she is available for charter, offering well-appointed accommodation for up to 60 guests. She carries a very wide range of tenders and water sports gear and can accept helicopters on her fully certified landing pad.

Onboard facilities include a swimming pool, spa pool, gymnasium, full-size disco bar, a 27-seat cinema, children’s playroom, a beauty salon and a mini-hospital. The yacht remains in the ownership of the Latsis family, now headed by the second richest man in Greece, Spiros Latsis, who holds one of Europe’s biggest fortunes with stakes in oil refining, real estate, financial services and high-class travel.

Builder & naval architecture: Flender-Werft

22. Al Lusail | 123m (403'7")

Superyacht Al Lusail 123m (403’7”), built in 2017, Germany.

A highly secretive project, Al Lusail is thought to belong to a Qatari client as her name is derived from a coastal city in the Arabian Peninsula. This steel-hulled motor yacht exhibits flowing exterior lines by H2 Yacht Design, which blur the distinction between the four decks. Standout features include a helipad, swimming pool, elevator and Jacuzzi, while her interiors were styled by March & White — a first foray into the yachting world for the London-based studio.

Builder & naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior design: H2 Yacht Design
Interior design: March & White

21. Golden Odyssey | 123.2m (404'19")

Golden Odyssey was launched in March 2015 under project name Tatiana, when she became the 18th largest superyacht in the world. Golden Odyssey is believed to have been commissioned by Saudi Arabian Prince Khaled bin Sultan, son of the Crown Prince.

Built in secrecy by Lürssen, little is known about this yacht. Her steel hull and aluminium superstructure give Golden Odyssey a displacement of 7,600 tonnes and her mostly covered decks suggest a desire for privacy. The interior is the work of the late Alberto Pinto.

Builder / Naval Architecture: Lürssen
Exterior Styling: Martin Francis
Interior design: Alberto Pinto

20. Savarona | 124.28m (407'9")

Superyacht Savarona 124.28m (407'9"), built in 1931, Germany.

Named after a black African swan, Savarona was built for the American heiress Emily Roebling Cadwalader, whose family business constructed both the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges. In 1937 the yacht was purchased by the Turkish state as the presidential yacht of Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey. Following his death, Savarona was renamed Gunes Dil (Sun Language) and used as a Turkish Navy training ship. Her condition deteriorated.

In 1989, Kahraman Sadikoglu bought a 50-year lease and, with other investors, spent $35 million on her refurbishment. Subsequently, Sadikoglu has acquired 100% of the lease. The original steam turbines were replaced with two Caterpillar diesels, the weight of the former being compensated for by 300 tonnes of marble, mostly used for a Turkish bath spanning the full 16 metre beam. Recently, her shafts, propellers and rudders were replaced in a $3m refit that also refurbished her interior.

Savarona is featured in Volume 6 of The Superyachts and charters out of Istanbul.

Builders: Blohm + Voss (1931) / Kahraman Sadikoglu (1992)
Naval architecture: Cox & Stevens (1931)
Interior design: Donald Starkey (1992)

19. Katara | 124.4m (408'2")

Superyacht Katara 124.4m (408'2"), built in 2010, Germany.

Known as Project Crystal by her builder, this 124 metre yacht’s name was unveiled as Katara upon her launch. Katara, hull number 13656, was built by the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen and spent her first full season in the Caribbean. It is speculated that her interior is by the late Alberto Pinto. She has one helipad and carries both her tenders and her SOLAS rescue boats in davits port and starboard. She flies a Qatari flag and her home port is Doha, which means her name is more likely a translation of the word for “celebration” than a reference to the female waterbender in the film, Avatar, although that works, too. She likely belongs to the new young emir.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino

18. Maryah | 125m (410'2")

Superyacht Maryah 125m (410'2"), built in 2014, Greece.

Launched in 1991 by the Szczecinska yard in Poland, this former Russian research vessel was entirely rebuilt during five years by Elefsis Shipyards in Greece. Re-designed by H2 Yacht Design of London, UK, Maryah is constructed to full SOLAS regulations. A modern exterior styling blends with a contemporary interior décor, and she accommodates a whopping 54 passengers.

Builder: Neorion
Exterior / Interior Design: H2 Yacht Design

17. Octopus | 126.18m (414')

Superyacht Octopus 126.18m (414'), built in 2003, Germany.

Octopus was originally built yacht for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.

Octopus features a helicopter pad and garage aft and can also accept a second helicopter on the bows. A novel facility of her design is her internal dock, which, opening from her transom, runs forward through the yacht, allowing a 20 metre submarine and a tender of similar size to float into their storage positions. Once secured, the water is pumped out, leaving them resting on chocks.

The yacht has a permanent berth in the International Yacht Club Marina in Antibes, where her owner acquired the largest dock by buying the 55.78 metre superyacht Hanse together with its berth – he kept the berth and immediately sold Hanse, which has now been renamed Insignia.

Octopus is currently the largest explorer yacht in the world.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Oeino
Interior design: Jonathan Quinn Barnett / Sam Sorgiovanni

16. Al Mirqab | 133.2m (437')

Superyacht Al Mirqab 133.2m (437'), built in 2008, Germany.

Diesel-electric powered yacht Al Mirqab was at one time better known as Project May, a name that cloaked her identity during a build that was carried out in strict secrecy under the supervision of Kusch Yachts in the Peterswerft Shipyard in Wewelsfleth, Germany. She is propelled by five 2,800kW generators that power two electric motors driving conventional shafts and a centrally positioned azimuthing electric pod drive located beneath the hull.

She is reported to have a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots. The yacht accommodates 36 guests and is run by 45 crew. The central feature of the accommodation is a grand staircase that floats through four floors, with three of its sides made from hand-cut crystal panels. The centre of the well is occupied by a suspended glass artwork commissioned from the Seattle-based artist Dale Chihuly.

Al Mirqab won the coveted Motor Yacht of the Year award at the World Superyacht Awards in 2009 and Best Interior Design in the motor yacht category for her Andrew Winch-designed interior. She belongs to Qatar’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

Builder: Kusch Yachts
Naval architecture: SDC / Kusch Yachts
Exterior styling: Tim Heywood
Interior design: Andrew Winch

15. Serene | 133.9m (439'4")

Superyacht Serene 133.9m (439'4"), built in 2011, Italy.

Built for a Russian owner under an extreme blanket of secrecy, Serene, the first yacht from Fincantieri, the large Italian commercial shipyard in Muggiano, Italy, was launched in September 2010 with completion, blue hull paint and sea trials in 2011.

She is the largest yacht ever launched in Italy and features more than 4,000 square meters of interior space among seven decks, plus two helipads and a hangar. She reportedly carries a 100-metre submersible. Her builder’s next project is the 140 metre Victory.

She is featured in Volume 26 of The Superyachts.

Builder: Fincantieri
Naval architecture / exterior styling: Espen Oeino
Interior design: Reymond Langton

14. Crescent 135.5m (444'5")

Superyacht Crescent 135.5m (444'5") built in 2018

Crescent is the ninth boat over 80m delivered by Lürssen with exterior design by Espen Øino. She is shrouded in secrecy but Lürssen has described François Zuretti’s interior design as “traditionally styled”. Øino went to great lengths to maximise what he calls the “vision lines” from the interior and the decks – especially from the centreline, which on such a beamy boat is a long way from the sides – by having full height windows and keeping the bulwarks as low as possible. “We have some really good views from the boat,” he says. Particularly so, one would imagine, from the three-deck-high windows amidships.

Builder: Lurssen
Naval Architecture: Lurssen
Exterior / Interior Design: Espen Øino

13. Rising Sun | 138m (452'9")

Superyacht Rising Sun 138m (452'9"), built in 2005, Germany.

This vessel’s Japanese-style name is sufficient clue that she was built for Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of Oracle. In 2006 he sold half ownership to media mogul David Geffen who bought the remaining half in 2010.

Reported to have originally cost of more than $290 million, rumour has it that Rising Sun’s length was extended by some 18 metres during construction (her project name was LE120, rather indicating an original length of 120 metres) to ensure she was larger than the 126.2 metre Octopus belonging to Microsoft’s co-founder, Paul Allen.

Rising Sun was built in Germany and launched in the autumn of 2004. She made her first appearance in the Mediterranean in the summer of 2005. Her five decks, which contain 8,000 square metres of living space, include a gym, a cinema, an extensive wine cellar and basketball court, plus accommodations for 16 in the owner’s party. One of her tenders is a catamaran whose main function is to carry the yacht’s 4x4 vehicle ashore.

Builder: Lürssen
Naval architecture: Jon Bannenberg
Interior design: Laura Seccombe

12. Al Salamah | 139.29m (457')

Superyacht Al Salamah 139.29m (457'), built in 1999, Germany.

Built by a consortium of Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft (HDW) in Kiel and the Lürssen shipyard in Bremen, Germany, Al Salamah is often referred to as Mipos, the code name used during the construction of this most secret of yachts. Mipos was short for ‘Mission Possible’, a statement proved correct by her delivery in 1999.

She has a length of 139.29 metres, a massive beam of 23.50 metres, and is reported to have a top speed of 21.5 knots. Both the interior design and the exterior styling are by the London-based Terence Disdale Design. Al Salamah was owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia, son of the late King Fahd, Governor of Riyadh. He is Saudi Arabia’s Defence Minister and the nation’s Crown Prince. Al Salamah was refitted by Lürssen in 2007.

Builders: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft / Lürssen
Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling / interior design: Terence Disdale

11. Ocean Victory | 140m (459'5")

Superyacht Ocean Victory 140m (459'5"), built in 2014, Italy.

Ocean Victory was built at Fincantieri's Muggiano yard in Italy. This seven-deck yacht is based on a design by Espen Øino, with an interior by Alberto Pinto and Laura Sessa. It includes internal sea water dockage for a 14 metre tender and six pools of up to eight meters in length. Her first steel plate was cut in September 2010. Little is known about this top-secret yacht, which is kept much under wraps and away from prying eyes.

Builder: Fincantieri
Exterior Styling: Espen Øino
Interior Design: Alberto Pinto / Laura Sessa

10. Yas | 141m (462'7")

Superyacht Yas 141m (462'7"), built in 2013, UAE.

Launched in November 2011 by Abu Dhabi MAR, the 141 metre Yas, previously known under the project name Swift 141, is being built in a new facility in Abu Dhabi’s port area, using the steel hull of a 1978 Dutch-built navy frigate, which has been completely modified. New machinery, systems, outfit and luxury interior are being created and installed by sub-contractors to specifications by Abu Dhabi MAR. She is expected to have accommodation for 60 guests and 56 crew. The superstructure, built in advanced composites and glass, and the interior styling are by Pierrejean Design Studio of Paris who says the inspiration was the shape of a dolphin. Powered by twin MTU diesels, Yas will have a top speed of 26 knots.

Builder: De Schelde (1977) / Abu Dhabi MAR (rebuild)
Naval Architecture: Royal Dutch Navy
Exterior / Interior Design: Pierrejean Design Studio

9. Sailing Yacht A | 142.81m (468'6")

Sailing Yacht A 142.81m (468'6"), built in 2017, Germany. Photo: TheYachtPhoto.com / Carl Groll

The second superyacht commissioned by Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko after Motor Yacht A (number 22 on this list), Sailing Yacht A was built in Germany by the Nobiskrug yard. Officially referred to as a sail-assisted motor yacht, this Philippe Starck design was delivered in February 2017. Interior details are closely guarded, but it is understood that she is crewed by a staff of 54 people and her star features include an underwater viewing lounge in the bow. Records claimed by Sailing Yacht A include the world's tallest carbon masts, with the tallest standing at 100 metres above sea level.

Builder / Naval architecture: Nobiskrug
Interior / exterior design:Philippe Starck

8. El Mahroussa | 145.7m (478')

Superyacht El Mahroussa 145.7m (478'), built in 1865, UK.

Originally built for the Ottoman governor of Egypt, Khedive Ismail, this historic yacht was present at the opening ceremony of the Suez Canal in 1869, when she was used to receive visiting dignitaries. She was lengthened by 12.1 metres in 1872, when her paddle wheels were removed, and by a further 5.2 metres in 1905. Her last major rebuild was in 1950.

In 1976, she was the Egyptian representative at the Bicentennial Fleet Review in New York harbour, after which she slipped into disrepair while being used as a museum ship. In 1992 a major effort was put into making her seaworthy enough to travel to Italy for the Christopher Columbus Fleet Review.

She now serves as the Presidential Yacht but is seldom seen in public. She is usually berthed in Alexandria, where she is cared for by the Egyptian Navy, which lists her as a training ship. Powered by three Parsons steam turbines, she has achieved a top speed of 16 knots, although today this is perhaps too optimistic.

El Mahroussa is the largest classic yacht in the world right now.

Builder: Samuda Brothers
Former names: El Horriya

7. Prince Abdulaziz | 147m (482'4")

Superyacht Prince Abdulaziz 147m (482'4"), built in 1984, Denmark.

Commissioned in 1984, the 5,200-tonne Abdulaziz serves as the Royal Yacht for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, who inherited her from the late King Fahd. She was built in 1984 by the Danish yard Helsingor Vaerft to a design by Maierform at a reported cost of $184m, an enormous sum at the time. Her interior, designed by the late David Hicks, who was renowned for his dramatically colourful work, blended ancient and modern. She was fitted out in Southampton, England.

One notable interior feature is the large lobby on her main deck which is said to be designed to mimic that of the Titanic. Her home port is Jeddah, where she is berthed beside the King’s palace. Latterly renamed Prince Abdulaziz, her accommodation includes a fully equipped hospital, a mosque and a cinema. The yacht is manned by a crew of approximately 65. Rumours that her onboard systems include surface-to-air missiles and an underwater surveillance system are unconfirmed.

Now showing her age, she is likely to be replaced in the near future. The yacht was refitted in 1987, 1996 and 2005.

Builder: Helsingør Værft
Naval architecture: Maierform
Interior design: David Hicks
Former names: Abdulaziz

6. Topaz | 147.25m (483'2'')

Superyacht Topaz 147.25m (483'2"), built in 2012, Germany.

Topaz was technically launched mid May 2012 when she emerged from her floating shed at the Lürssen yard and conducted sea trials in August. Very little is known about the motor yacht although she is the third largest yacht to be launched by the German yard and also belongs to a member of the UAE elite, although she flies a Cayman flag. Her exterior design is by Tim Heywood, who uniquely has his signature illuminated on her superstructure.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior design: Tim Heywood
Interior layout: Terence Disdale

5. Al Saïd | 155m (508'6")

Superyacht Al Saïd 155m (508'6"), built in 2008, Germany.

Shrouded in a veil of secrecy, this huge, beige-painted yacht was formerly codenamed Sunflower by her builder, Lürssen Yachts. Named Al Saïd at her launch from Lürssen’s Vegesack yard, this Germanischer Lloyd-classed, 15,850GT vessel was delivered to her new owner, the Sultan Qaboos bin Sa‘id Al Saïd of Oman, in March 2008. She sails under the Omani flag and her home port is Muscat, Oman.

Al Saïd has a top speed of around 25 knots and she is reported to have a crew complement of 150. Her concert hall can accommodate a 50-strong orchestra and her majestic, classically panelled interior offers huge entertaining spaces and accommodations for 65 guests. Otherwise, the yacht features six decks and is equipped with a helipad and a cinema.

Builder / Naval architecture: Lürssen
Exterior styling: Espen Øino
Interior design: Jonathan Quinn Barnett

4. Dilbar | 156m (511'8")

Superyacht Dilbar 156m (511'8"), built in 2016, Germany.

With a total interior volume of 15,917GT, Dilbar is the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage, if not by length. Built by Lürssen and delivered to the Mediterranean in May 2016, she replaced the owner's previous yacht of the same name, which has since been renamed Ona (number 28 on this list). Record-breaking features on board include her 180 cubic metre swimming pool, which is believed to be the largest on any yacht, and her 30,000KW electric diesel power plant, which Lürssen claims is the most powerful fitted to a superyacht.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior Styling: Espen Øino
Interior Styling: Winch Design

3. Dubai | 162m (531'6")

Superyacht Dubai 162m (531'6"), built in 2006, UAE.

This vast 162 metre yacht was originally commissioned by Prince Jefri of Brunei with exterior styling and interior design by Andrew Winch. The project was suspended in 1998 with just the bare hull and partially complete superstructure. It was eventually sold to the Dubai government, and responsibility passed to Kostis Antonopoulos of Platinum Yachts, which prepared a new in-house interior design.

Now complete, Dubai is the royal yacht of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum of Dubai. The accommodation is designed for 24 guests and comprises an owner’s suite, five VIP suites and six guest suites, all with open balconies. One special feature is the 21.3m-wide atrium. Other facilities include a swimming pool, barbecue area, cinema, disco, a landing platform for a Blackhawk helicopter, a gymnasium, a garage for the yacht’s submarine and a vast array of water toys. Full certification was obtained from Lloyds Register of Shipping in October 2006 and she has since made several voyages.

Dubai was featured in volume 23 of The Superyachts book.

Builders: Blohm + Voss / Lürssen (2003) / Platinum Yachts (2006)
Naval architecture: Blohm + Voss / Lürssen
Exterior styling: Andrew Winch
Interior design: Nakheel Interiors

2. Eclipse | 162.5m (533'2")

Superyacht Eclipse 162.5m (533'2"), built in 2010, Germany.

After five years of intensive design, development and construction, Eclipse left the Blohm + Voss yard in Hamburg on the 9th December 2010, to formally take her place as the largest superyacht in the world. Managed by Blue Ocean Yacht Management, Eclipse features a diesel-electric propulsion system with generators powering rotating Azipod drives, dramatic exterior styling and a stunning interior design by London-based Terence Disdale Design, which has been responsible for all aspects of aesthetic design and layout, including the superstructure design, deck layouts, interior design and construction supervision.

Her accommodation includes an owner’s deck of 56 metres in length and facilities for up to 92 crew and owner’s personal staff. Her interior boasts hundreds of custom finishes exclusively developed for this project, while her deck areas include a 16 metre swimming pool, the largest on any yacht, whose base can be raised to transform the area into a dance floor. The yacht can also accommodate three helicopters, one on each of the two helipads and the third in a storage hangar below the fore deck.

Eclipse was voted Motor Yacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2011.

Builder / naval architecture: Blohm + Voss
Exterior styling / interior design: Terence Disdale

1. Azzam | 180.61m (592'7")

Superyacht Azzam 180m (590'7"), built in 2013, Germany.

Azzam is another feather in the cap for Lürssen Yachts, which has been involved in the building of six out of the top 10 largest yachts. Not much is known about this behemoth of a yacht other than the specs and that her interior is in a relaxed French Empire style, but it is rumored to have been built for the a member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates. The technical engineering was directed by Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi for the owner. She has an impressive speed due to her innovative water-jet propulsion system (two fixed jets, two directional), which catapults this 180-metre yacht at a staggering speed of 31.5+ knots. At 17.5 metres longer than Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse, this boat takes the prestigious title of the world’s largest yacht.

Builder: Lürssen
Exterior Styling: Nauta Yacht Design
Interior Styling: Christophe Leoni

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