Mega Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Mega yachts represent the ultimate luxury ‘item’ and at the same time the ultimate way of travelling and seeing the world. Mega yacht charter includes anything and everything you can imagine. Luxury mega yachts feature numerous suites with ultra-luxurious en suite bathrooms, lounging areas, walk-in wardrobes, the latest in audio-visual technology and the finest in linens and furnishing.

Luxury mega yachts have several decks with plenty of space for social gatherings, parties, discotheques or simply relaxation and sunbathing. On board entertainment and facilities include large cinemas, gymnasium, spa and health centre, a helicopter pad, numerous luxury water toys, including high-tech tenders and latest in the world of water sports.

Your mega yacht charter experience cannot be exceeded by any other way of travel. There is a growing selection of mega yachts available on the charter market today, however many of them are not advertised and can be rented upon request only. (contact us if you are interested in a particular mega yacht) They can be rented in all ‘corners’ of the world, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean, South Pacific, Asia, Antarctica or Northern European countries and other fantastic destinations.

If you are captured by the world of mega yachts you might find the section of the latest news and articles from the yachting industry of your interest. The below articles have being published with focus on mega yachts, their production, design, sale, charter etc.

106m Sailing Yacht Black Pearl with Her Sails Rigged

July 23, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

First photos of the 106m sailing yacht Black Pearl with her sails rigged have now been released! This absolutely elegant vessel built by Oceanco was pictured in the Netherlands, where she has been undergoing her sea trials. 

Black Pearl under sails for the first time. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl under sails for the first time. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl was built for a Russian client and features the head-spinning design by the Italian design studio, Nuvolari Lenard. Her naval architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects, who previously worked on a large amount of famous superyachts.

Black Pearl under sails. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl under sails. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl in Holland. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl in Holland. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl close up. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl close up. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Aft view. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Aft view. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

We are still waiting for more official information about Black Pearl from the shipbuilder and designers. However, it is now known that the internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She was built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, as well as three rotating masts. Black Pearl can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins.

Read more about Black Pearl here.

Charter mega yacht Okto in the Mediterranean

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

60m/217ft superyacht OKTO is available for charter in the Mediterranean. Built by ISA Yachts in 2014, she is an exceptional superyacht that places the emphasis on guest enjoyment with a fantastic selection of facilities: Including a 6m/20ft swimming pool, a beauty salon, massage room and cinema, all 12 charter guests will never be at a loss for something to do while cruising or at anchor.

Superyacht OKTO - Built by ISA Yachts

Superyacht OKTO – Built by ISA Yachts

Featuring the exterior styling of Andrea Vallicelli, she won an award for Best Exterior Design – 54 to 82 meters at the World Yacht Trophies 2014.

Superyacht OKTO - Main salon

Superyacht OKTO – Main salon

Impressive and glamorous, the modern main salon and aft formal dining area from Alberto Pinto is perfect for celebrating any special occasion in style. Designed for guest socialisation, the seating layout in both areas puts the focus firmly on the company and the conversation.

Mega yacht OKTO - Main deck aft pool and sun loungers

Mega yacht OKTO – Main deck aft pool and sun loungers

Large sliding doors look out onto the main deck aft, where a shaded lounging area provides guests a place to rest after swimming in the large 6m pool. Sun loungers alongside the pool receive sweeping views and the best of the Mediterranean weather.

Motor yacht OKTO - Upper deck outdoor lounging area

Motor yacht OKTO – Upper deck outdoor lounging area

Dine alfresco in style on the upper deck then spend the sunset chatting together on the stern seating. As the evening wears on, watch a film before bedtime in the skylounge cinema.

For a magical evening among the twinkling lights of the French Riviera, the sundeck has a choice of alfresco dining for up to 10 guests, an expansive aft dining area, and a stunning forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads.

An Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, motor yacht OKTO comes with a great selection of water toys. Contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld to find out about her latest selection. While in transit, the gym on the sundeck has everything guests require to wear off excess energy.

Superyacht OKTO - Master suite

Superyacht OKTO – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 single cabin. A professional crew of 17 will provide everything you require for a fantastic holiday under the summer sun.

Luxury yacht OKTO is ready for Mediterranean charters from €400,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and contact CharterWorld, or view other superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

More Images of Oceanco Mega Sailing Yacht Black Pearl On Sea Trials

July 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The enormous, yet very graceful 106m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl has been undergoing her sea trials. Here are some new photos of this amazing vessel.

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

The bespoke team of designers at Nuvolari Lenard developed Black Pearl’s sleek exterior lines, as well as the yacht’s luxurious interior. Dykstra Naval Architects were responsible for her naval architecture.

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up - Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up – Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Although this superyacht project remains highly secretive, there are a few details that have been released by the shipbuilder. The total internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She features three rotating masts, a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Among her superb amenities are two spa pools and a massive beach club. At 106m she is believed to have ample spaces for a wide variety of water toys and tenders.

Black Pearl sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Cabin configuration is yet to be confirmed.

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Thanks to the two CAT engines, Black Pearl can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots.

Find out more about Oceanco here.

Futuristic 101m Superyacht Concept Mauna Kea

July 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Italian designer Roberto Curto, presented the new futuristic superyacht concept. Mauna Kea is the name of this 101-metre luxury mega yacht project, which stands out due to its unusual design idea. 

Mauna Kea Superyacht concept

Mauna Kea Superyacht concept

Named after a dormant volcano in Hawai, superyacht Mauna Kea features two central water slides, as well as a front staircase leading to the helipad and the aft staircase. Not only the water slide flows into the main swimming pool on the after deck creating an extra wow factor, but all together with the superstructure and staircases, it resembles a massive volcano.

“The main deck from a guest’s point of view is actually the upper deck, giving the feeling of a much larger stern With the dining area located below, you can choose to go up one deck to the main deck or to the beach club /cinema down below,” comments Roberto Curto.

Mauna Kea Superyacht concept

Mauna Kea Superyacht concept

Despite the idea behind Mauna Kea’s design, the superyacht still functions as an opulent vessel, able to accommodate 12 guests and provide them with a large number of lavish amenities. The yacht is large enough also to accommodate 22 crew members who will take care of everything, while guests will enjoy an incredible cruising experience. The owner will enjoy the full-beam private lounge and a private Jacuzzi on the owner’s deck.

Mauna Kea. Superyacht concept by Fincantieri and Roberto Curto

Mauna Kea. Superyacht concept by Fincantieri and Roberto Curto

Mauna Kea will be able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots and cruising comfort at 12 knots.

“New ideas are not invented by anyone but are rather born from a client’s necessity.  Those needs are then articulated by someone who has a talent to interpret them.   In this case I wanted to design a yacht that would conceptually allow guests to “run” from the bow to the aft deck without crossing the interiors and even to travel faster and with maximum enjoyment by sliding from one deck to the other into the refreshing pool as if escaping from an erupting volcano!” – says Curto. 

Mauna Kea: aft view. Superyacht concept by Fincantieri and Roberto Curto

Mauna Kea: aft view. Superyacht concept by Fincantieri and Roberto Curto

SuperYachtsMonaco is now working with Roberto Curto. Shipbuilder Fincantieri Yachts, has shown interest in this project. If Mauna Kea superyacht project evolves in collaboration with Fincantieri, upon delivery, this yacht will become the third largest ever built by Fincantieri, following Ocean Victory and Serene. She will also become another “Top 100 Largest Superyacht in the World” contender.

Earlier this year Fincantieri unveiled another mega yacht concept, Private Bay, which you can view here. Find out more about Fincantieri Yachts or contact our charter brokers if you wish to charter a luxury yacht built by this shipbuilder.

Watch: Recently Delivered 110m Mega Yacht Jubilee in Gibraltar

July 10, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Oceanco 110-metre superyacht Jubilee has now been delivered. She has just reached Gibraltar, her first destination on the maiden journey. Jubilee still has the title of the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands. Watch close-up video of Jubilee docked at Gibraltar Mid Harbour Marina:

Oceanco Jubilee delivered. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Jubilee delivered. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Mega Yacht Jubilee is the largest ever built by Oceanco. Her famous double-deck visual effect, developed by Igor Lobanov, visually enlarges the yacht. The interior design is by Sam Sorgiovanni, acclaimed superyacht designer, who has worked on a large number of luxury mega yachts. Jubilee has a helicopter operating deck, as well as a huge pool with an aquarium and a massive beach club.

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco mega yacht Jubilee. Photo credit Dutch Yachting

Jubilee is able to accommodate 30 guests in 15 cabins, while her owner has a huge amount of private space on the dedicated owner’s deck.

“Our plans for JUBILEE’s first season are to cruise the Western Med,” says build captain Roy Dance. “But after that, who knows, this yacht is certainly capable of going anywhere in the world.”

Find out more about Oceanco here, or view a selection of Oceanco luxury superyacht available for charter now. Contact CharterWorld for more information.

Columbus Yachts announces 80m mega yacht hull to join superstructure

July 05, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Columbus Yachts has announced that its Columbus 80m mega yacht has left the shipyard in Naples to join the completed aluminium superstructure in Ancona.

Columbus Yachts's 80m mega yacht leaving the Naples shipyard

Columbus Yachts’s 80m mega yacht leaving the Naples shipyard

Due to the unique construction process the construction was split over 2 sites, the result of which is a swifter production time, reducing the overall process by 8 months without compromising on quality.

Before heading to Ancona, the hull contained a number of finished systems and areas, including piping, stabilizing fins, engines, generators, pumps and bow thruster, with the crew area nearing completion.

The Columbus 80m represents the first in a series of superyachts, with greater sizes expected to be produced in the coming years.

Sailing Yacht “A” Surprised Formentera’s Visitors

June 30, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sailing Yacht A was spotted in one of the most popular superyacht destinations of the Mediterranean, Formentera. The visitors of the beautiful island were impressed by the size of the yacht and her striking exterior profile. Compared with boats and sailing yachts nearby, Sailing Yacht A looks simply enormous. Her LOA is 143m and her highest mast measures 91 metres.

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by ortiz_aulisio Playa De Illetes, Formentera, Ibiza

Sailing Yacht A. Photo by @ortiz_aulisi. Playa De Illetes, Formentera, Ibiza

The gigantic sail-assisted motor yacht was delivered earlier this year and has already visited marvellous places of France, Italy and Spain.

Sailing Yacht A is a truly amazing vessel: she features a huge swimming pool, an underwater observatory, a helipad and a large number of well-appointed staterooms to accommodate 20 guests and 54 crew.

Sailing Yacht A. Photo Credit ChaterWorld

Sailing Yacht A. Photo credit ChaterWorld

Find out more about Sailing Yacht A here.

Sailing Yacht A is not available for charter. However, there is a selection of spectacular luxury superyachts that you can book for yacht charter vacation right now. Contact CharterWorld brokers for more information.

90m Mega Yacht PHOENIX 2 Now Available for Charter in Greece, France or Italy

June 28, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The impressive 90-metre mega yacht PHOENIX 2 is currently available for Mediterranean charters, including South of France and Italy in the Western Mediterranean, as well as Greece in the Eastern Mediterranean. The yacht was built by Lurssen and launched in 2010, sleeping up to twelve guests in six beautifully appointed and luxurious cabins.

90 Phoenix 2 by Lurssen - Image credit Lurssen

90 Phoenix 2 by Lurssen – Image credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 was designed by Andrew Winch and features many fabulous design elements as well as the highest quality materials and ultra-luxurious fabrics and furnishings. The vessel was built based on the inspiration of 1030s New York era with many elements mirroring this elegant period in the last century.

PHOENIX 2 pool and jacuzzi with sun pads - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 pool and Jacuzzi with sun pads – Photo credit Lurssen

Spaces aboard were created to offer maximum comfort to all guests on board and include numerous deck areas for dining as well as relaxation, sunbathing or entertainment. The stylish main saloon boasts a custom-made Steinway piano, lounging area and a beautiful formal dining area.

PHOENIX 2 sunpads details - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 sun pads details – Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 jacuzzi - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 jacuzzi – Photo credit Lurssen

“The 90m Lurssen PHOENIX 2 is available for EUR€1,000,000.00 per week plus expenses. For more information and availability, speak to one of our senior brokers.”

The upper deck sky lounge opens up onto an outdoor/indoor dining area surrounded by glass screens. The sun deck has a large 7-metre swimming pool with swim jet, fabulous sun pads around, a separate jacuzzi pool, while the oversized swim platform can be set up as an exterior sea lounge or beach club area.

PHOENIX 2 view of sun deck from above - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 view of sun deck from above – Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 view of aft decks and transom - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 view of aft decks and transom – Photo credit Lurssen

The accommodation was also carefully thought through in order to provide the best quality amenities, comfortable overnight stay, spaciousness as well as light in all cabins. The beam-wide Deco Duplex owner’s apartment provides amazing views of the sea and the yacht’s surroundings, with a private staircase that connects two decks. A private foredeck has a magnificent spa pool: an ideal place to escape into the privacy of your own.

PHOENIX 2 tender storage - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 tender storage – Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 bow detail - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 bow detail – Photo credit Lurssen

An onboard cinema, located on the lower deck, is just one of the special features of PHOENIX 2 and provides guests with a possibility to enjoy a night of entertainment with the family or friends. Other special features include a fully-equipped spa deck with a gymnasium, hammam, spa room with massage table as well as a beauty salon. All decks are conveniently connected via an elevator, running from the lower deck right up to the bridge deck.

PHOENIX 2 front view detail - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 front view detail – Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 yacht profile at night - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 yacht profile at night – Photo credit Lurssen

In addition to all on board entertainment and relaxation areas, the vessel has a vast selection water toys for young and young at heart, including several tenders and boats, jet skis, sea bobs, kayaks, paddle boards, towable toys, kite surfing sets, mountain bikes, a slide, snorkelling and diving gear, fishing gear, Jetpack, Hoverboard, Flyboard and other equipment.

PHOENIX 2 aerial view - Photo credit Lurssen

PHOENIX 2 aerial view – Photo credit Lurssen

 

Spectacular Mega Yachts A spotted in Monaco during F1 Weekend

June 26, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Two of the most talked-about mega yachts currently cruising our waters, the S/Y A (142,81m) and M/Y A (119m) have been spotted in Monaco over the Formula 1 weekend, which took place in May this year. Photographed by Sam Malins, the images show both yachts lit up, showing off their controversial designs by renowned designer Philippe Starck. Sailing Yacht A was delivered in 2017 and is the so-called sister ship to motor yacht A, both belonging to the Russian billionaire, Andrey Melnichenko. 

Mega yacht A in Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Mega yacht A in Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

Luxury mega yacht A Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Luxury mega yacht A Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

Sailing Yacht A in Monaco May 2017 - Photo credit Sam Malins

Sailing Yacht A in Monaco May 2017 – Photo credit Sam Malins

 

Mega Yacht Project Columbus 80m To be Completed in 2018

June 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Columbus Yachts have announced that the completion of their 80m mega yacht is expected earlier that the initially set date. Columbus Classic 80m is scheduled for delivery next year, instead of 2019. The yacht will be transported to Columbus’s facilities in Ancona by the end of this year, where her hull and aluminium superstructure will be joined.

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings exterior

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings exterior

This imposing 79.50-metre vessel will feature an exterior design by Hydro Tec and interior design by Francesco Guida Design. Columbus 80m will have a beam of 13 metres and an internal volume of 2150 GT.

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings - exterior

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings – exterior

The full-beam deck will allow for plenty of luxurious living spaces. One of the outstanding amenities of Columbus 80 will be a huge swimming pool with hydro massage, which will measure seven metres long and have a waterfall. Like most brand new mega yachts, Columbus 80 will be equipped with a helipad. Among other amenities, there are sauna, beach club, gymnasium and cinema theatre. There will also be lots of storage space to water toys and tenders.

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings 3 - Columbus Yachts

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings 3 – Columbus Yachts

Accommodation will be provided in 6 cabins for a total of 12 guests, plus another cabin on the lower deck for guests or staff members.

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings 2

Columbus Classic 80m Renderings 2

Powered by a pair of MTU 16V 4000M63L diesel engines, the yacht will be able to reach a top speed of 16.50-metre and cruise comfortably at 12 knots.