Pigments of the imagination: The Most Colourful Superyacht Exteriors
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GO

Think all superyachts are white? Think again. Our gallery rounds up some of the most colourful exterior designs from around the world.

Launched in 2018, Turquoise's new 77 metre flagship GO was designed inside and out by British studio H2 Yacht Design with a hull colour that pays tribute to the yard's name. “The turquoise is a theme that’s carried through the yacht,” says Ruth Thomas from H2. “The design concept of the yacht is based on water in motion, so shades of turquoise made sense.” Accommodation is for a total of 18 guests split across nine cabins with crew quarters for a staff of 20. Key features include an owner's deck, 162 square metre superyacht beach club and a garage big enough to store a 10 metre limousine and eight metre multi-purpose tender.

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Nomad

Amels' newly launched 55 metre Limited Editions 180 series Nomad sports a bespoke colour scheme specified by the owner and designed in collaboration with exterior design Tim Heywood and the Amels in-house design team. The blue hull and anthracite grey superstructure emphasise the "long times of the bridge and sundecks," according to the yard. Standout features include a 190 square metre sundeck, bridge deck sun lounge and main deck owner's suite.

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JoyMe

Launched in 2011 as the first, and to date only, superyacht from Croatian yard Zepter, 49.9 metre JoyMe boasts a bold exterior colour scheme that sets the tone for her extravagant Pop Art-inspired interior by Marijana Radovic of the Standby studio. Currently available for charter through Thompson, Westwood & White, she offers accommodation for up to 12 guests and impeccable service courtesy of an 11-strong crew.

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JOYME

Zepter |   49.9 m |   2011
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Aurelia

The classic orange and blue Gulf livery of the Ford GT40 racecar provided the inspiration for Aurelia and her matching 5.5 metre Castoldi tender. Launched by Heesen Yachts in 2011, she remains one of the most instantly recognisable yachts in the world. The number 10 on the side is a nod to her place as the tenth yacht in the Dutch yard's successful Heesen 3700 series, which was designed by Omega Architects.

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AURELIA

Heesen Yachts |   37.3 m |   2011
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Sea Owl

Nature is the key theme of the 62 metre Feadship superyacht Sea Owl, which features a deep forest green finish on her topsides and matching custom tenders. This theme is carried through to her interiors, which were created by British studio Winch Design and feature intricate murals depicting Charles Darwin's voyage on board HMS Beagle.

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SEA OWL

Feadship |   62 m |   2013
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Quinta Essentia

The deep ruby red colour of 55 metre Admiral superyacht Quinta Essentia is a tribute to her owner's favourite tipple, Tuscan Merlot. Swirling the wine in a glass produces tones similar to the accent colour that underlines architectural features on the hull and superstructure. This sophisticated exterior design was created by the Dobroserdov Design studio.

Photo: Emilio Bianchi

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QUINTA ESSENTIA

Admiral - The Italian Sea Group |   55 m |   2016
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Madame Gu

When it comes to the world’s largest superyachts, blue is undoubtedly the most popular choice for a coloured hull, with Octopus, Luna and Le Grand Bleu all sporting a classic navy blue colour scheme. However, 99 metre Feadship superyacht Madame Gu takes an altogether more radical approach to blue superyacht styling, with a striking electric blue hull colour, which can also be seen on her customised tender.

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Khalilah

The dazzling pearlescent gold finish of 49 metre Palmer Johnson PJ265 yacht Khalilah is just one of the things that makes her a futuristic superyacht. When she was launched in 2015, she was believed to be the largest yacht in the world built entirely out of carbon fibre. What’s more, her radical, angular hull design allows for a 30-knot top speed and exceptional stability and comfort without the need for fins or gyro stabilisers.

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KHALILAH

Palmer Johnson |   49 m |   2014
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Ipanema

Mondomarine’s new 50 metre superyacht Ipanema turned heads when she was launched in June 2016, with her striking red hull by Hot Lab setting her apart from the traditional white-hulled crowd. The Italian yard said that the exterior design was "enriched by the magnificent colour combinations attributed to the owner’s exquisite taste”.

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IPANEMA

Mondomarine |   49.2 m |   2016
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Inouï

There’s certainly no mistaking Inouï, as this 33.4 metre sailing superyacht from Dutch yard Vitters sports a distinctive bright green hull. Launched in 2013, this high-performance racing sloop features a carbonfibre hull and exterior styling by Philippe Briand. Her flamboyant appearance is aptly reflected by her name – Inouï means ‘extraordinary’ in French.

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