Marine

Gallery: Staring from afar at the lavish world of superyachts

CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions and is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions and is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
View 57 Images
The Picchio Boat is a luxury catamaran concept which boasts a glass-bottom master bedroom
1/57
The Picchio Boat is a luxury catamaran concept which boasts a glass-bottom master bedroom
Yacht designer Christian Grande joined forces with award winning Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino to come up with a "dream" boat design. The result is the Picchio Boat – a luxury catamaran concept with a glass-bottom master bedroom
2/57
Yacht designer Christian Grande joined forces with award winning Italian actor Pierfrancesco Favino to come up with a "dream" boat design. The result is the Picchio Boat – a luxury catamaran concept with a glass-bottom master bedroom
Fully equipped master bedroom in the Piccio Boat catamaran concept, complete with its glass-bottom floor
3/57
Fully equipped master bedroom in the Piccio Boat catamaran concept, complete with its glass-bottom floor
inside the owner's suite of "The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht
4/57
inside the owner's suite of "The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht
"The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht that includes a fully functional go kart circuit that recreates the famous Monaco Grand Prix track
5/57
"The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht that includes a fully functional go kart circuit that recreates the famous Monaco Grand Prix track
A look at the Oasis area aboard  the "The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht with a go-kart circuit on its roof
6/57
A look at the Oasis area aboard  the "The Streets of Monaco," a 155 m (508.5 ft) long concept yacht with a go-kart circuit on its roof
Even those with the most fleeting of interests in architecture and design cannot fail to recognize that this yacht design for Blohm+Voss has Zaha Hadid written all over it
7/57
Even those with the most fleeting of interests in architecture and design cannot fail to recognize that this yacht design for Blohm+Voss has Zaha Hadid written all over it
A 128-m (420-ft) superyacht concept designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid
8/57
A 128-m (420-ft) superyacht concept designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid
Interior of a 128-m (420-ft) superyacht concept designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid
9/57
Interior of a 128-m (420-ft) superyacht concept designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid
Dynamiq's Porsche-inspired GTT 115 Hybrid superyacht takes to the water ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show in 2017
10/57
Dynamiq's Porsche-inspired GTT 115 Hybrid superyacht takes to the water ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show in 2017
Inside Dynamiq's Porsche-inspired GTT 115 superyacht
11/57
Inside Dynamiq's Porsche-inspired GTT 115 superyacht
Dynamiq's 115-ft (35-m) GTT 115 superyacht, with its Porsche-inspired exterior styling
12/57
Dynamiq's 115-ft (35-m) GTT 115 superyacht, with its Porsche-inspired exterior styling
The 32XP yacht by Numarine possesses a modern and luxurious interior design for a ship of its size
13/57
The 32XP yacht by Numarine possesses a modern and luxurious interior design for a ship of its size
Not a bad spot to soak up some rays –  the sundeck of the 32XP yacht by Numarine
14/57
Not a bad spot to soak up some rays –  the sundeck of the 32XP yacht by Numarine
Not a bad spot to soak up some rays –  the sundeck of the 32XP yacht by Numarine
15/57
Not a bad spot to soak up some rays –  the sundeck of the 32XP yacht by Numarine
The YN17850 Home superyacht by Heesen Yachts – as a luxurious 164-ft (50-m) hybrid retreat for the fuel-conscious billionaire
16/57
The YN17850 Home superyacht by Heesen Yachts – as a luxurious 164-ft (50-m) hybrid retreat for the fuel-conscious billionaire
Having the option to run on combined diesel and electric power makes the YN17850 Home superyacht by Heseen Yachts the world's first Fast Displacement yacht with hybrid power
17/57
Having the option to run on combined diesel and electric power makes the YN17850 Home superyacht by Heseen Yachts the world's first Fast Displacement yacht with hybrid power
The Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht measures 164 feet (50 m) in length, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
18/57
The Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht measures 164 feet (50 m) in length, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
Open air dining aboard the Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
19/57
Open air dining aboard the Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
Movie theatre aboard the Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
20/57
Movie theatre aboard the Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht, designed by automotive designer Henrik Fisker
The Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht features an open fire pit that doubles as an ice chest
21/57
The Benetti Fisker 50 superyacht features an open fire pit that doubles as an ice chest
The Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran boasts an unlimited range, operating off the solar panels alone
22/57
The Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran boasts an unlimited range, operating off the solar panels alone
Open air dining aboard the Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran, which boasts an unlimited range, operating off the solar panels alone
23/57
Open air dining aboard the Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran, which boasts an unlimited range, operating off the solar panels alone
A look inside the master suite of the Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran, which boasts an unlimited range operating off the solar panels alone
24/57
A look inside the master suite of the Solarwave 64 solar-powered luxury catamaran, which boasts an unlimited range operating off the solar panels alone
Open air viewing lounges aboard the Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht
25/57
Open air viewing lounges aboard the Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht
The launched of the Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht
26/57
The launched of the Savannah, the world's first hybrid superyacht
Launched in 2015, the Savannah was billed as the world's first hybrid superyacht
27/57
Launched in 2015, the Savannah was billed as the world's first hybrid superyacht
CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions and is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
28/57
CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi boasts immense proportions and is more like a floating mansion than a traditional superyacht
Circular pilot cabin on CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
29/57
Circular pilot cabin on CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
Bespoke dining room furniture aboard CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
30/57
Bespoke dining room furniture aboard CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
Ocean views from a bedroom on CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
31/57
Ocean views from a bedroom on CRN shipyard's Chopi Chopi superyacht
Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus puts the wheelhouse one deck down and devotes the upper deck entirely to the passengers
32/57
Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus puts the wheelhouse one deck down and devotes the upper deck entirely to the passengers
The Project Maximus superyacht is designed primarily for the owner and has accommodation for just 12 guests, with the capacity to offer suitably grandiose private quarters for two VIP guests or as one master mogul-size cabin by opening the adjoining doors
33/57
The Project Maximus superyacht is designed primarily for the owner and has accommodation for just 12 guests, with the capacity to offer suitably grandiose private quarters for two VIP guests or as one master mogul-size cabin by opening the adjoining doors
Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus has a pool that stretches across three decks, joined by two waterfall features
34/57
Heeson Yachts' Project Maximus has a pool that stretches across three decks, joined by two waterfall features
This superyacht concept from Hareide Design is over 100 m long and is designed to act as a floating entertainment suite for billionaires
35/57
This superyacht concept from Hareide Design is over 100 m long and is designed to act as a floating entertainment suite for billionaires
The boat is over 100 m long, and is designed to act as a floating entertainment suite for billionaires
36/57
The boat is over 100 m long, and is designed to act as a floating entertainment suite for billionaires
Hareide Design's super yacht is just a concept, but could become reality if your pockets are deep enough
37/57
Hareide Design's super yacht is just a concept, but could become reality if your pockets are deep enough
The second-largest yacht to roll out of the CRN stable, the 243-ft (74-m) Cloud 9 features four  guest cabins and one owner's suite spread across an estimated 1,000 square meters (10,764 sq ft) of floor space
38/57
The second-largest yacht to roll out of the CRN stable, the 243-ft (74-m) Cloud 9 features four  guest cabins and one owner's suite spread across an estimated 1,000 square meters (10,764 sq ft) of floor space
The 243-ft (74-m) Cloud 9 superyacht by CRN has a 12-m (39-ft) pool at the rear of the main deck, and visitors can stop by using the touch-and-go helipad on the bow that is capable of supporting 3,000 kg (6,614 lb)
39/57
The 243-ft (74-m) Cloud 9 superyacht by CRN has a 12-m (39-ft) pool at the rear of the main deck, and visitors can stop by using the touch-and-go helipad on the bow that is capable of supporting 3,000 kg (6,614 lb)
VIP suite aboard the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
40/57
VIP suite aboard the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
Outdoor spaces aboard the Nature superyacht, designed to push the boundaries of contemporary yacht design by combining a central focus around nature with luxury and innovation
41/57
Outdoor spaces aboard the Nature superyacht, designed to push the boundaries of contemporary yacht design by combining a central focus around nature with luxury and innovation
Observation deck on the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
42/57
Observation deck on the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
Observation areas on the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
43/57
Observation areas on the Nature superyacht by Dutch design firm Sinot 
The Nature superyacht is designed to push the boundaries of contemporary yacht design by combining a central focus around nature with luxury and innovation
44/57
The Nature superyacht is designed to push the boundaries of contemporary yacht design by combining a central focus around nature with luxury and innovation
The Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. With a unique design and ultra-luxurious cabin, it stands tall as one of the most appealing yachts we've ever seen
45/57
The Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. With a unique design and ultra-luxurious cabin, it stands tall as one of the most appealing yachts we've ever seen
A pool aboard the Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht, which debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year
46/57
A pool aboard the Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht, which debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year
Covered pool area aboard the Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht, which debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year
47/57
Covered pool area aboard the Se77antasette Benetti concept yacht, which debuted at the Monaco Yacht Show last year
Decking aboard the Aurea superyacht concept by Pininfarina
48/57
Decking aboard the Aurea superyacht concept by Pininfarina
Pininfarina may be best-known as the design house responsible for the good looks of various Ferraris and other exotic cars but last year it unveiled a luxury yacht design known as the Aurea
49/57
Pininfarina may be best-known as the design house responsible for the good looks of various Ferraris and other exotic cars but last year it unveiled a luxury yacht design known as the Aurea
Pininfarina's Aurea superyacht is described as a "design proposition." This means that it will be built if a buyer is willing to pay for it
50/57
Pininfarina's Aurea superyacht is described as a "design proposition." This means that it will be built if a buyer is willing to pay for it
The Aurea superyacht by Pininfarina will reportedly have the largest "beach club" area of any yacht of its size
51/57
The Aurea superyacht by Pininfarina will reportedly have the largest "beach club" area of any yacht of its size
The Nedship Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht design has been penned with the express purpose of hosting celebrations and soirées for up to 600 guests
52/57
The Nedship Xhibitionist Event Super Yacht design has been penned with the express purpose of hosting celebrations and soirées for up to 600 guests
The Xhibitionist superyacht was designed with the profile of a supercar by the celebrated high-end yacht, car and motorbike designer Eduard Gray
53/57
The Xhibitionist superyacht was designed with the profile of a supercar by the celebrated high-end yacht, car and motorbike designer Eduard Gray
The generous proportioned helipad aboard the Xhibitionist superyacht concept
54/57
The generous proportioned helipad aboard the Xhibitionist superyacht concept
Dubbed the Feadship Royale, this superyacht concept was designed to mark King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands ascension to throne in 2013
55/57
Dubbed the Feadship Royale, this superyacht concept was designed to mark King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands ascension to throne in 2013
Tender dock of the Feadship Royal
56/57
Tender dock of the Feadship Royal
With a transatlantic range, the Feadship Royale has room for the King and Queen and their three children, eight guests, and 22 crew
57/57
With a transatlantic range, the Feadship Royale has room for the King and Queen and their three children, eight guests, and 22 crew

The playthings of rappers, oil barons and Hollywood actors, the dreams of budding sports stars and Bitcoin investors. Few of us will ever take to the water on anything resembling a luxury superyacht, but that doesn't mean we can't marvel at the imagination, creativity and outright audacity that goes into their dramatic designs.

So let's take a wander through the rarefied air of the superyacht world, from concepts that will be built to order, to fully realized water-craft slicing through the waves as we speak. All are extreme examples of ultimate luxury, though some are a little coy about their luxuriousness, hiding movie theaters and swimming pools away beneath relatively standard observation decks. Others don't even bother, like the 70-m (230 ft) Xhibitionist trimaran that sports a helipad with space for three choppers right there on the roof.

The Project Maximus superyacht is designed primarily for the owner and has accommodation for just 12 guests, with the capacity to offer suitably grandiose private quarters for two VIP guests or as one master mogul-size cabin by opening the adjoining doors
The Project Maximus superyacht is designed primarily for the owner and has accommodation for just 12 guests, with the capacity to offer suitably grandiose private quarters for two VIP guests or as one master mogul-size cabin by opening the adjoining doors

Also featured are elegant exteriors shaped by the experienced hands of automotive heads dipping their toes into maritime design for the first time, waterfalls and solar-powered luxury catamarans with unlimited range.

Jump on in to the gallery to see our selection of favorite superyachts.

2 comments
Er. A.K.Mittal
A mega yacht generally costs a few times of the cost of the mega home of the owner who is AT LEAST a millionaire of multiple proportions. Further a mega yacht "ride" is solely for the purpose of unwinding ... there fore it is no wonder that a mega yacht provides comforts close fantasy levels ...
amazed W1
How well would most of the designs cope with even a normal Nth Atlantic winter storm, let alone a Carribean/US hurricane? Hopefully the designers issue a (watertight ha ha) caveat withe condition of sale because the life insurance due to a loss of 10 or so oligarchs/fashionistas/financiers is eyewateringly huge.