Every year the Superyacht industry is building bigger and bigger boats. The average length grows by 7 foot, and the number one place to see these works of art is the Monaco Yacht Show. With its deep-water marina and easy access to the ocean, each year Port Hercules welcomes in the world's largest, most expensive and most exclusive man-made products money can buy. There is nothing in this world 100 million euros can buy that employs so many people and can take master craftsmen up to five years to make. Yes, it may be the greatest display of wealth, but it is also one of the largest distributions of wealth for all the thousands of people involved from designers, architects, engineers, and everyone in-between who go above and beyond to make these magnificent vessels.
It's going to be no different than at the Monaco Yacht Show this year with way over 1 billion euros worth of yachts on sale. Here are the top 5 biggest boats in the Monaco yacht show available for purchase should you have the funds.
Built in 2003, this is the first time this icon within the yachting world has gone on sale.
At a cool 295 million euros she is also the most expensive, but there is a good reason for that.
When she was launched, OCTOPUS was the largest private Superyacht ever made, and although at 126m (414ft) she can still hold her head high as one of the biggest in the world it's not her size that makes this yacht so special. Octopus was built to travel, and she is set up to explore the most inhospitable regions of the world and do it in comfort. Since delivery by Lürssen at HDW Kiel in 2003, she has explored the coast of Antarctica, traversed the Northwest Passage and recovered the ship's bell from the wreck of the HMS Hood at a depth of 2.8km for the Royal Navy. Another notable finding includes the discovery of the wreck of the IJN Musashi off the Philippines.
- Offering a genuine first-class experience while cruising or at anchor, OCTOPUS has plenty of space for enjoyment and activity on board.
- With a full owner's deck, including a private bar, Jacuzzi, and al fresco dining area, this deck provides the owner with a sanctuary of privacy and security.
- While the yacht has two elevators servicing the guest areas, one is dedicated to the owner's exclusive use for travel throughout the yacht with discretion and ease.
On the bridge deck below, guests have plenty of room for outdoor entertainment as a pool is located aft along with al fresco dining, a bar, and pizza oven.
Just beneath the bridge deck is a deck dedicated to indoor entertainment where guests can enjoy a range of facilities including a spa, library, and bar, cinema, gym, multiple lounges including a forward-facing observation area and a basketball court on the deck below.
In addition to
- seven tenders,
- two life rafts, and an
OCTOPUS is capable of housing an
- SUV and
- two helicopters in the garage, and
- its stern-access dock is home to a Pagoo, a submarine accommodating eight guests and two crew that can dive for up to eight hours.
A dive center and hyperbaric chamber are also on board, along with a beach club with a bar.
Autonomous in every respect, the yacht's hybrid propulsion system gives her a maximum speed of 19kn and a transoceanic range of approximately 12,500nm at her economical speed of 12.5kn.
Well maintained throughout ownership, OCTOPUS has undergone an extensive maintenance period every five years, with her most recent refit completed in 2019.
Offered for sale as a joint listing, contact Matt Emerson from Burgess or Stuart Larsen from Fraser for viewing by appointment only.
You might start to see a trend in the top five yachts in the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show in terms of who built them, and our number two was yes once again built by Lürssen in 2014. Coming in 31 meters shorter than our number one, the 95m M/Y Kismet is a stunningly beautiful yacht with her exterior designed by Monaco based designer Espen Oeino with her interior done by one of our favorite design firms Reymond Langton from the UK.
KISMET yacht, for sale with Moran Yacht and Ship, can accommodate
- 16 guests in
- 8 opulent staterooms,
- with the master stateroom featuring its private deck complete with a Jacuzzi and access to the yacht's helipad.
Other features include three different areas which guests can
- lounge or dine-in,
- a sundeck complete with a swimming pool,
- a unique winter garden deck,
- a relaxing full-service spa, and
- a one-of-a-kind retractable outdoor fireplace.
A highly successful charter yacht, KISMET represents the highest quality superyacht available to sale in the world today.
It's POA on this one, but we would expect between 175 – 200 million euros.
Coming in at number 3 is M/Y Barbara. Designed by the Australian yacht designer Sam Sorgiovanni she stands out as unique.
The views those custom windows down the port and starboard offer is simply breathtaking and are an engineering marvel in themselves.
Built in 2017 with an LOA of 88.5m (290ft) she quickly swept up all the design awards of that year most notably Best Interior. The product of an experienced designer-builder-owner team, M/Y Barbara is a traveling beach house with roots in the wilds of the Asia Pacific region.
As of November 2017, nine months after delivery, the yacht had already sailed from Alblasserdam in the Netherlands, where Oceanco built her, to Turkey, Greece, Venice, Antibes, Golfe-Juan, Sardinia, the Amalfi Coast, Corsica and then Dubai.
She is being offered for sale at 165 million euros - Call Andrew Bond over at Fraser yachts or Matt Pinckney at Burgess to see her in person.
At number four we have the 85.47m (280' 5") 2010 M/Y Sunrays being offered at 129 million euros. Built by Oceanco to a Bjorn Johansson design, she is the 5th Hull of their impressive Y700 series.
With interior styling by the renowned designer Terence Disdale, every inch of SUNRAYS exudes luxury.
Split over six decks; her multi-functional interior layout has been carefully considered for entertaining.
Of her many highlights, the spacious main salon offering a lounge and formal dining area, while the bridge deck is home to a lavish spa and a lounge that converts into a home cinema.
Entertaining is at the heart of SUNRAYS design, and with accommodation for 22 guests across nine cabins, if used privately, she is well-appointed for relaxing family holidays in the Bahamas or for large groups of friends exploring the energetic surroundings of Ibiza.
Accessed by a central elevator, the nine suites include
- an upper deck master suite complete with its own private terrace and Jacuzzi,
- an adjoining VIP suite with a sea balcony and
- a private owner's study that can be converted into a separate cabin, again with a private balcony that overlooks the ocean.
- An additional VIP suite is located on the main deck, along with two double cabins and two twin cabins.
- The lower deck is home to a third VIP suite which comes with a fold-down balcony at water level.
The unique composition continues throughout SUNRAYS' exterior deck areas to provide the ultimate indoor-outdoor living.
The vast sundeck features
- a Jacuzzi flanked by sunbeds,
- a line-up of sun loungers aft - a space that can also be used for sunrise yoga sessions, and
- a semi-enclosed air-condition gym that benefitted from a complete overhaul in 2018.
The options for enjoyment continue across all decks; with endless possibilities for dining, lounging, or sipping cocktails. Whether unwinding by the main deck pool or savoring an aperitif at the impressive, newly constructed upper deck bar, you will be spoilt for choice.
SUNRAYS offers a new owner an opportunity like no other contact Alex Busher over at Edmiston.
Making it in at number 5 is a new build that hasn't been completed yet giving an owner the exciting opportunity to join a new construction project from the award-winning Dutch shipbuilder's Icon. The 84m project due for delivery in late 2021 offers a chance to jump the queues and secure the next available large yacht from a Northern European shipyard.
Exterior design by industry titan,Tim Heywood and naval architecture from Van Oosannen have helped to create a yacht with a timeless and understated style yet impressively large dimensions.
The new owner currently has the ability for personalized input to the project in order to ensure a degree of customization can be added to a yacht which is available in half the time a full custom project would take to complete. The advertised price of 89,500,000 euro does not include a luxury interior.
Direct access from the guests' cabins to the wellness center and even out to the water, sets the scene that this is a yacht designed to interact with her surroundings.
The eye-catching infinity pool and informal lounging areas on the main deck will be the center of life onboard.
The owner's stateroom is befitting of how a large yacht should be, with
- generous proportions,
- private exterior deck space, and
- 270-degree panoramic views.
It also has direct access to the
- touch and go helipad,
- capable of hosting an EC 135.
Six additional cabins enable up to 19 guests be carried, and all have impressive dimensions and are beautifully appointed.
Offer for sale at 89.5 million euros contact Michael Rafferty or Frank Grzeszczak over at IYC for more details.
Well, that's our top 5 – however, there are over 130 boats to see, and bigger isn't always better! Take a look at the YATCO SHOWLIST for the 2019 Monaco Yacht Show and find out all the vessels that are tagged for sale at the yacht show and at anchor.
From everyone at YATCO, we wish you a thrilling Monaco Yacht Show, and we hope you find your dream boat.