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UPDATE. 32 people responded, and 28 had the right answer! So, how did we react? We sent out eco-totebags to ALL of them. That was FUN! Thank you for playing, everybody! The question? Who built motoryacht AZZAM? The answer? Lurssen Yachts built the yacht in 2013.
The year 2015 started out with a forecast of ten brand new superyachts scheduled for completion this year, all of which when launched would be ranked in the, “Top 100 of the World’s Largest Yachts.”
With the year quickly drawing to a close, it turns out 8 of the 10 were completed and launched on schedule – a testament to their builder’s ability to deliver a yacht on schedule (although only the builder and owner know for sure if the yacht was also delivered, “on budget”).
Here are the 8 newest entries to the list of the 2015 world’s largest yachts, along with their position in the top 100:
Top 100 Name Length Builder
19 GOLDEN ODYSSEY 123.20m (404’2”) Lurssen
33 ULYSSES 107m (351’) Klevin
37 SYMPHONY 101.50m (333’) Feadship
49 ROYAL ROMANCE 92.50m (303’5”) Feadship
54 ORCHID 91m (298’6”) Lurssen
74 AQUIJO 85.90m (281’9”) Oceanco
85 SAVANNAH 83.50m (273’11”) Feadship
93 ROMEA 81.80m (268’4”) Abeking & Rasmussen
Dutch über-builder Feadship leads the way with three top 100 megayachts, with Germany’s Lurssen Yachts delivering two, including the largest newest yacht launched in 2015 – the 123 meter motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY.
Private yacht charter clients might be disappointed that only one of these new yachts is immediately slated to enter the yacht rental market – the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ROMEA. Based in the Med, The Monaco yacht charter vessel has set her 2015 inaugural season rental rate at Euro 875,000 per week [plus running expenses, of course!].
Feadship and Lurssen enthusiasts don’t despair – these builders have plenty of behemoth yachts available for hire, including the 85.10 meter Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE, and the 81 meter Feadship yacht AIR.
Check back with us in late January, as we plan to release the list of the 2016 forecast of the newest yachts scheduled to join the top 100 world’s largest yachts!
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The world’s largest yachts continue to grow larger and larger each year. The ideas of superyacht owners as to what features and amenities will make their, “floating villas” stand out from the crowd also expand. This demand for over-the-top luxury pushes high-profile yacht designers to continually “reinvent” the ultimate onboard amenities.
No longer is an on-deck Jacuzzi style spa satisfactory. Now, the hot tub must double as a wave-generating swimming pool. That pool needs a backlit waterfall cascading over the edge of the spa into a smaller reflection pool. Along a similar innovation path, our company President, Jana Sheeder, recently toured a new build megayacht with designer Evan Marshall. The Marshall-designed yacht features a sundeck with a sunken-floor lounge area. This area floods with several inches of water. In specific, to create a faux beach atmosphere. The legs of the chaise lounges sit in the cool water! Talk about relaxation!
Company President, Jana Sheeder, and our charter team return from the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Many manufacturers and designers display their latest innovations and concepts there. In addition, our Team takes notes of the latest trends that are becoming more popular with superyacht owners and designers. Here are the top three amenity design trends seen in 2018.
Sundeck bars are larger now. Previously, their smaller size made room for the storage of watertoys on deck. As more yachts keep the tenders and toys in garages, the ability to expand ondeck amenities has seen an increase. This increase results in large outdoor wetbars, built with luxurious stones, polished finishes, and mood lighting. The bars are focal points ondeck. They are places where families and friends gather for extended periods. These areas are perfect for socializing and enjoying the fresh air and sea views.
One of the most magnificent outdoor bars is located on the sundeck of Lurssen yacht SOLANDGE. The large curved bar is positioned to the port side and boasts an opaque lighting design that creates a glamorous evening hang-out. This 85 meter Lürssen superyacht was designed by Espen Øeino and has many other notable design features, including a spectacular superyacht fireplace.
Fun, unusable rooms are popular on the largest superyachts. Amenities from superyacht gyms and spas, to cinemas and nightclubs. These designs around the owner’s passions and what they think will appeal to yacht charter guests. Designer Tim Heywood reflects on the trend:
“Lifestyle-specific rooms — from casinos to underwater viewing rooms to other ideas such as snow rooms, meditation spaces, art galleries or anything designed to meet an owner’s particular needs — have all featured in my designs. In fact, our first cryotherapy room is in production, and it won’t be the last.”
Interior designers Redman Whiteley Dixon created an amazing wellness area onboard the 63 meter Feadship motor yacht LADY BRITT. The standout room in this area is the Finnish sauna. It opens on to the ocean. #Namaste … Charter guests can heat up, then take a plunge in the cool ocean. The wellness area features space for massage and hairdressing. In addition, the gym’s panoramic sliding glass doors open to the large spa pool on the sundeck.
More designers now relegate tenders and water toys to side-opening garages on superyachts. These prime aft areas redesign with hydraulic balconies and decks. Further, to serve as open-air beach clubs. First-generation beach clubs are little more than extended swim platforms with tender garages. These are emptied of their contents to make room for a lounge chair or two. Newer designs offer bars, lounges, and spa access points. The best of the new generation clubs serve as all-around waterfront entertaining venues.
Rarely do you find beach clubs on sailboats, yet sail yacht AQUIJO is anything but an ordinary sailboat. The editors of Boat International magazine described her club area.
“As the world’s largest ketch, she has more than enough room to accommodate a spacious beach club, complete with a hammam [turkish steam bath], sauna, and a spectacular spa pool that is illuminated by a large skylight. As if all that wasn’t impressive enough, the watertight aft doors mean that (sail yacht) Aquijo’s beach club can still be used when she’s sailing along at her brisk top speed of 20 knots.” Amazing…
Incredible jacuzzis and beach clubs abound on the world’s newest superyachts. Enjoy reading about yet another spectacular yacht, King Baby, at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/yacht-maven-scores-first-charter-on-yacht-king-baby-edgy-rock-n-roll-themed-superyacht/
In conclusion, your next family adventure is only a mouse-click away. Let 1-800 Yacht Charters “Deliver the Superyacht Experience™” to you and your family. We welcome you onboard a superyacht packed with amazing comforts and amenities. VISIT https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now/ to find the best yacht for your escape. Take advantage of our Best Price Guarantee and 6-star customer service! We stand by at your service. #gratitude
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