icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
5 superyachts that prove bigger is not always better

5 superyachts that prove bigger is not always better

1 of 5 1/5


Looking to downsize

With many owners looking to build bigger and bigger yachts, we take a look at some of the yachts that are bucking the trend and proving that bigger is not always better.

Cost is often the deciding factor when choosing a superyacht. But marina access, draught and intimacy are just some of the other reasons why a superyacht owner may choose to build or buy smaller.

1. Okto

At 66 metres, Okto may be the largest yacht to be launched by ISA, but she was built for an experienced owner who was actually looking to downsize from his 82 metre Oceanco, Alfa Nero.

When the owner’s rep George Mourkakos spoke to Boat International he explained why: “The owner said to me, ‘George, every time I come on board (Alfa Nero), I see new people, new crew.’ So he wanted the same luxury and quality but in a smaller package.”

He got what he wanted — Okto has 17 crew to Alfa Nero’s 28. Okto is also one of the world’s quietest yachts.

Read More
Sponsored Listings
Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro