The Monaco Yacht Show is only two weeks away, so we've selected six superyachts to keep an eye out for.
Vanish 66.3m, Feadship
Launched early 2016, this Feadship has been seen happily cruising and chartering all summer, even playing host to one of music’s biggest celebrities in August. Clean lines by Eidsgaard Design ensure she will remain a classic for a long time to come.
Look out for: It’s hard to choose just one highlight on a yacht of so many fine set-pieces, but the owner’s stateroom includes and extendable balcony for secluded outdoor living, while amidships there is a free-standing staircase flanked by a glass wall that rises over three decks.
Sybaris 70.0m, Perini Navi
The 70-metre Sybaris is the largest sailing yacht to be built in Italy by the Italian yard, and the largest and most technically complex yacht since the iconic Maltese Falcon.
Look out for: The hybrid drives, which mean silent running in sensitive anchorages, though frankly this is a yacht of many highlights. An interior by yachting newcomers PH Design features signature dashes of titanium everywhere from the walls to the furniture.
Enigma 74.5m, Blohm+Voss
An icon whose lines will never lose their style, the Martin Francis-designed yacht celebrates her 25th birthday this year and still turns heads. She was inducted this year into the SuperYacht World Hall of Fame.
Look out for: The two diesel engines, gas turbine and waterjet that propel her to speeds of 34 knots. There aren’t many sights as exhilarating as watching that bow slice through the waves.
Okto 66.4m, ISA Yachts
Andrea Vallicelli’s exterior styling has created a real one-off that launched at ISA Yachts in 2014, and is immediately recognisable wherever she goes.
Look out for: The engineering that went into her creating. BMT Nigel Gee led the team that has produced high speeds than contracted, better fuel efficiency and lower levels of noise and vibration.
Galactica Super Nova 70.0m, Heesen Yachts
The Dutch yard’s largest yacht to date is the bigger sister to Galactica Star, albeit with a different design team on board. Espen Øino’s muscular styling lends the yacht a sense of speed, even at anchor.
Look out for: Her top speed of 30 knots. The two-knot difference in top speed between her and her predecessor might seem incremental, but it required an exponential increase in the engine room. The two V20 4000-series MTU diesels that produce 5,766hp each and drive conventional shaft propellers are back. The all important addition is the third engine between the two main ones, coupled to a Rolls-Royce jet-drive.
Coral Ocean 72.0m, Lürssen
Built in 1994, Coral Ocean is a stunning example of the late, great Jon Bannenberg’s eye for design and detail. After a refit in 2009 and spending this past winter back in the Lurssen yard, she is back on the water and ready to cruise, being available for charter for the first time.
Look out for: The design details that show her pedigree. One of the very first yachts to include a spa and a gym, she was years ahead of her time when she launched. Her Polynesian beach house interior will amuse and delight guests, and the exterior spaces are excellent and include a huge sundeck.
See a full preview of the Monaco Yacht Show, including a yacht report on the Galactica Super Nova in the current issue of SuperYacht World, available to buy and download here.