Top Superyacht Stories of 2016 Everyone Should Read

December 29, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

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CharterWorld regularly publishes news articles about the Global Marine Industry. With over 1000 news articles per year we deliver the latest information about superyachts, feature yachts and yacht charter specials, as well as any other news relevant to our worldwide luxury yacht charter company. Serious charterers, travellers, yachting enthusiast and professionals, you should have a read through our most popular articles from 2016.

 

1. THE SAFEST PLACES TO CHARTER A PRIVATE LUXURY YACHT

There is no better way to enjoy a holiday rather than on a luxury superyacht. One of the reason why the yachting industry is booming is because cruising on a private yacht is surely the safest way to travel. Read more about 10 safest locations to have a yacht charter vacation according to the following criteria: weather and seas, infrastructure, health care and violent crime.

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Superyachts are the safest way to travel

2. OVERRATED YACHT OWNERSHIP: MILLENIALS PREFER TO CHARTER SUPERYACHTS

The article published just recently has become very popular, as it illustrates the new trends in super yachting. Possibly you will be surprised too to find out about some big changes that are expected in the near future. Read more.

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership

 3. THE LARGEST SUPERYACHT ON THE PLANET?

Currently Azzam and Eclipse are the two largest superyachts in the world. However, every year we see new ambitious yacht designers striving to develop the best and the largest superyachts. This year, the stunning concept L’Amage went viral after her presentation at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. To find out why read more here.

Superyacht concept L'Amage

Superyacht concept L’Amage

4. THE TOP 7 NEW YACHTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Ever wanted to be the first to test out a brand new luxury charter yacht? The designers and owners want to show off their latest designs and let you test their new technology. They want you to feel the luxury and comfort of the latest in interior design and be pampered by the new crew (with years of experience of course). What’s so good about the new superyachts? We’ll let you decide. Read more.

superyacht Suerte

superyacht Suerte

5. GET INSPIRED: POPULAR ALTERNATIVE WINTER CHARTER HOTSPOTS THIS YEAR

The Caribbean is a top destination for luxury cruising this winter. However, the Indian Ocean and South Pacific are gaining popularity, thanks to their gorgeous cruising grounds and incredible natural environment. Read more about some admired winter charter hotspots, get inspired and get ready for a new adventure.

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand

6. TOP 10 FAMILY FRIENDLY LUXURY CHARTERS

Travelling with a family has never been easier and more fun. There are plenty of superyachts to choose from that cater specifically to youngsters. There is also a large number of exciting itineraries and so much to see and do while sailing around the Mediterranean, the Adriatic or the Indian Ocean. Treat your family to a once in a lifetime holiday at sea on a stunning vessel that’s just like a five star hotel. Check out these top ten family friendly charter yachts.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - water toys

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – water toys

7. THE FINEST BRITISH SUPERYACHTS

British private yachts were once the envy of the world. Now the British superyacht industry is once again finding a new footing in the world of luxury yachts, led by local yacht designers and naval architects. Let’s take a look at some of the finest British superyachts built to see how they stand up to the competition.

77m superyacht Samar

77m superyacht Samar

8.  A PROUD ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE CHARTERWORLD TEAM

The remarkable yacht charter holiday abroad Feadship’s prestigious new 70 metre superyacht JOY, organised by the senior charter broker at CharterWorld, Nicolas Benazeth, was tremendously successful in all respects. The client is a very experienced charterer and connoisseur of the world’s finest yachts. Read the whole story about this incredible yacht charter experience and contact us to secure a luxury superyacht for your next vacation.

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset – Copyright Feadship

9. THE TOP 10 FINEST GERMAN SUPERYACHTS

Ship building in Germany has been a very successful industry for many decades. Some of the leading players in yacht construction and design are based in Germany: bespoke builder of the largest yacht in the world Azzam, Lurssen; Abeking & Rasmussen and Blohm & Voss also known for their impressive mega yachts. Here is our top 10 of the finest German superyachts.

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

10. TOP 12 NEW YACHTS IN THE CHARTER FLEET OF 2016

The year of 2016 has brought a great number of amazing news in the charter yachting industry. Some outstanding luxury charter yachts have joined the fleet, proving yacht enthusiasts with more opportunities to explore exotic islands, cosmopolitan cities and soak up luxury lifestyle. Here is the top 12 superyachts of 2016 that you can charter in various locations around the world right now.

Superyacht Elixir 55m

Superyacht Elixir 55m

11. THE MOST POPULAR SUPERYACHTS OF 2016

The super-yachting industry is diverse, inspiring and competitive. Every year superyacht builders and designers strive to deliver “the best of the best”. Some superyachts gain popularity while still being under construction. The audience watches them closely and awaits for breathtaking yacht launches. We applaud the top 10 most popular new superyachts of 2016.

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

12. TOP 10 BIZARRE YACHT CONCEPTS

The yachting industry is booming, attracting some young and ambitions designers, as well as some bespoke design studios who have been in the yachting for a while. The explanation is simple: “the limit is the sky” – say some designers, comparing boats and yachts to other architectural concepts in the world. The question is, are they realistic, lucrative, and will they ever make it to the market? Here we have compiled a list of the most outrageous superyacht concepts.

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Yacht Island Design

 13. THE BEST SUPERYACHT EXTERIOR DESIGNERS

First impressions always count. This is why superyacht owners use designers who have many years of experience creating the most beautiful exteriors on yachts. Big name designers and design companies  go all out with innovative ideas, spectacular colours and lines, providing sleek contours as well as amazing, breathtaking styles. Here’s a list of the best exterior designers of 2016 who have put their thoughts and ideas into making luxury yachts the ultimate holiday experience.

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303

14. 7 REASONS WHY YOU HAVE TO BE IN THE CARIBBEAN RIGHT NOW

The Caribbean is considered to be “the king of the yacht charter vacations”. This is because this location covers a huge area and offer fantastic diversity. It is beautiful and warm, has amazing beaches, interesting cultures and perhaps most importantly, the Caribbean has a huge selection of crewed yachts, luxury yachts and superyachts which you can rent and experience a truly magnificent vacation around the various Island groups. If this still does not convince you, here are the 7 reasons why you have to get in touch with your broker to secure a luxury yacht charter in one of the best places in the Caribbean – St Martin.

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding

 

FeadshipFeadship
The Feadship name is synonymous with class and quality in the superyacht world. Feadship Yachts have a long and successful history of producing high ...
Yacht MIRAGEYacht MIRAGE
Luxury yacht MIRAGE was designed by naval architect De Voogt and launched by the infamous Feadship in 1979 and superbly refitted in 2009, 2012, 2013, ...
ELISABETH FELISABETH F
M/Y ELISABETH F is a 53m (173' 10") 1979 Feadship luxury yacht which has been completely refitted in 2006/2007 by the Pendennis Shipyard in England ...
Motor yacht GRAVITASMotor yacht GRAVITAS
M/Y GRAVITAS offers a unique and versatile layout which describes both interior and exterior features. Privately she could accommodate as many as 18 ...
MonacoMonaco
Monaco is a great place to experience on your Cote d'Azur yacht charter. Many people charter a yacht in the Cote d'Azur to involve themselves in the ...
Caribbean Yacht CharterCaribbean Yacht Charter
There are many beautiful luxury yachts available in the Caribbean, a traditional hot spot for yacht charters. The Caribbean is popular because a ...
The Indian OceanThe Indian Ocean
For generations, the Indian Ocean has served as a major sea route connecting the spices of Africa, fragrances of East Asia and the wealth of the ...
ThailandThailand
Thailand's, Phuket makes a perfect base for your yacht charter in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is conveniently located close to Burma, Malaysia and the ...

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