IX Magazine Top 10 Superyachts – To Please all Tastes
Our choice of the top ten sailing charter superyachts out there.
The yachts have chosen to show the widest variety in all aspects, and are listed in size order. Do send in your ideas if we have missed any yachts that you feel should be added to the list!
Athena, 90.0m. (Cruising: Caribbean; winter and Mediterranean; summer) 20 crew
This traditionally styled yacht is the largest from arguably the world’s best sailing yacht builder; a veritable floating palace that can sail at up to twenty knots. The attention to detail is extraordinary; the intricate hand crafting astounds even perfectionists; wherever you are aboard there is something to amaze you.
Lamima, 62.5m. (cruising: South East Asia) 19 crew
A modern Asian built two-masted phinisi to catch anyone’s eye both for her lines and quality. The contemporary interior with its Asian influences is spacious, the decks are both open and with bimini shading. The crew includes a Padi qualified instructor and pijit masseuse together with a tour guide and master fisherman.
Seahawk, 60.0m. (cruising: Mediterranean) 11 crew
Perini Navi is by far the dominant large charter yacht builder and Seahawk is the first in their new 60m. series. She has won the prestigious ‘2014 Holistic Design Award’ for the ‘finest example of a harmonious combination of interior and exterior design’. She has a top speed of 15.5 knots.
Twizzle, 57.5m. (Cruising: Mediterranean) 10 crew
She is the epitome of the ultimate modern cruising/racing yacht that delivers on every front. Her spacious, cool, light, uncluttered interior delights and the mix of high luxury with practicality gives great flexibility throughout any trip. On deck, the soaring masts can demonstrate her speed potential whilst the sublime expansive decks are perfect for enjoying the sun or the shade.
Panthalassa, 56.0m. (cruising; Caribbean; winter, Mediterranean; summer) 10 crew
Perini Navi sailing yachts are enhanced with powerful engines for a good turn of speed so that tight schedules can be assured. Panthalassa has a modern and light interior enhanced by over-size port holes designed by the celebrity architect; Lord Foster. She carries a great selection of toys including diving kit.
Red Dragon, 51.7m. ( cruising: Plans awaited) 10 crew
The leading New Zealand builder; Alloy Yachts matches size, speed (very powerful: 62.5m. high mast) and luxury equally with outstanding results; 60% of their commissions are repeat clients as they scale up. She is not shy; her red hull stood out from the fleet at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Senso One, 47.0m. (cruising: Mediterranean) 8 crew
Editor’s speed indulgence; Senso One is the world’s largest racing yacht, built combining Hi-Tech with luxury features throughout in her ultra-lightweight carbon fibre hull. She is a trans-Atlantic record breaker and Rolex Cup winner, but is friendly to sail and is equally at home in light Mediterranean breezes whilst guests can always relax.
Hemisphere, 44.2m. (cruising: Australia; winter, South Pacific/New Zealand; Summer) 10 crew.
She is the world’s largest catamaran charter yacht. An astounding amount of living/party space is created between the two hulls both inside and outside. sailing is assured to be comfortable as she is effectively always very stable and upright, plus an amazing 20 knots top speed.
Cinderella lV, 39.0m. (cruising: Plans awaited) 6 crew
The hull lines are slim both to enhance her Hi-Tech credentials creating a beautiful and timeless yacht. She has 360 degrees view from the saloon so the atmosphere is spacious and light. The cabins are near-equal; a blessing for a mixed family party as is the long list of toys carried.
Shamrock V, 37.0m. (Cruising: Mediterranean) 9 crew
A gracious and splendid lady of great distinction, her history is full of equally grandiose events and guests aboard. The atmosphere may be historic but it is uplifting and stimulating, to prove the point, her pace is swift and movements elegant. A true aristocrat; your guests will be in awe of your style.