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The best pictures of superyachts at night

15 October 2021 • Written by Tom McGhie


Sail Yacht
Pendennis ·  44.2 m ·  2011
Motor Yacht
AKYACHT ·  85 m ·  2021

BOAT rounds up the best photos of superyachts illuminated at night, including Nobiskrug's Sailing Yacht A, Lürssen's 111 metre Lady Gulya and AK Yachts' Victorious

Motor Yacht A 

Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Delivered in 2008 by Blohm & Voss and penned by legendary designer Philippe Starck, the 119 metre Motor Yacht A is one of the most famous superyachts in the world. Featuring naval architecture by Martin Francis, Motor yacht A accommodates a total of 14 guests and 35 crew inside a 5959GT interior. Here, the green underwater light display illuminates the iconic steel hull from beneath. 

Read More/Motor Yacht A: On board the world's most famous yacht with legendary designer Philippe Starck

Perfect Lady

Credit: Maurizio Paradisi

The first 33m Mangusta Gransport 33 superyacht, Perfect Lady, was delivered in 2020 and made its official debut at the 2020 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Designed by Alberto Mancini, the superyacht features accommodation for a total of 12 guests and five crew and can reach speeds of up to 25 knots. Here, Perfect Lady's stern and twin staircases framing the tender garage are illuminated, alongside the yacht's glowing nameplate.

Read More/Perfect Lady: On board the first Mangusta Gransport 33 superyacht


Credit: Burgess

Taking the title as the world's largest sailing catamaran, the 44 metre Hemisphere was built by Pendennis and first delivered in 2011. Designed by Lauriot Prevost, the yacht can accommodate a total of 10 guests and eight crew inside a 499GT interior. Hemisphere also boasts an illuminated flybridge and underwater lighting.

Lady Gulya

Credit: Raphael Montigneaux

First launched by German yard Lürssen as Tis, the 110 metre Lady Gulya is designed inside and out by London-based studio Winch Design. The massive 4699GT interior accommodates a total of 18 guests in nine staterooms. Here Lady Gulya is pictured off the coast of Juan-les-Pins France, with exterior lighting casting a golden hue on its superstructure. 

Northern Sun

Credit: Ocean Independence

The 50m Narasaki superyacht Northern Sun was first launched in 1976 and accommodates a total of 12 guests in six staterooms. the popular charter yacht, which is currently listed for charter with Ocean Independence, carries with it the owner's own artwork collection, which includes nautical antiquities and rugs from around the world, as well as a bursting inventory of water toys. Here, the glowing lights of Northern Sun's interior make sure the superyacht stands out against the darkening horizon.  


Credit: Hakan Temur

Launched at AK Yachts in April 2021, the 85 metre Victorious first started life fourteen years ago in Northern Chile as a 77 metre explorer. Now featuring exterior design by Michael Leach Design and interiors by H2 Yacht Design, Victorious features an upper deck complete with a sky lounge, cocktail lounge, observation saloon and dining room, a helipad at the bow and a Jacuzzi on the aft deck. In order to ease the landing of helicopters at night, eight green dots appear on the helipad while impressive underwater lighting leaps out of the steel hull. 

Sailing Yacht A

Credit: Olaf Eggert

One of the most famous superyachts in the world, the 142.81 metre Sailing Yacht A has been turning heads since it was delivered in 2017. Featuring a boundary-pushing design characteristic of designer Philippe Starck, the sail-assisted motor yacht has a top speed of 21 knots and has a massive 12700GT interior. Here, the instantly recognisable hull is illuminated by purple lighting from beneath the waterline. 

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