If lining the biggest 101 luxury yachts in the world end to end, they would be almost 6 miles long, as stated by Boat International magazine. This includes the definitive guide to the world’s biggest superyachts in its January 2015 issue, which will go on sale today, on December 11, 2014.
Boat International, often referred to as the Billionaire’s Bible, is the world’s leading luxury yachting title, and each year produces the industry’s most comprehensive guide to the world’s top yachts.
Tony Harris, CEO of Boat International Media, said: “We’re extremely proud to present this year’s top 101 superyachts, which is the yachting world’s equivalent of the Forbes Rich Lists.
“We have access to the best and most complete data, and spend considerable time researching and drawing up the list – and we also feature insider information on all the new entries.”
The biggest yacht in the world remains the epic 180 metre mega yacht Azzam, designed by Nauta Yachts and built at Lurssen in Germany. The biggest new entry, meanwhile, is the super-secret 140 metre superyacht Ocean Victory, just launched at Fincantieri in La Spezia, Italy.
Following a comprehensive redesign, the January issue of the magazine also features a guide to the world’s best spas to visit by superyacht, as well as contributions from Hugo Rifkind, Eddie Jordan, Jordana Reuben, Sir Ben Ainslie and Simon de Burton.
Total length of top 101 superyachts in 2014: 9984 metres
Total length of top 101 superyachts in 2004: 7992 metres
Average length of yachts in top 101 in 2014: 98.85m
Average gross tonnage of yachts in top 101: 3,909GT
Top superyacht builder represented in top 101 in 2014: Lurssen, with 23 yachts
Top countries of ownership of yachts in top 101 in 2014: USA (17 yachts); Russia (15 yachts); Saudi Arabia (10 yachts); Greece (6 yachts); Dubai (5 yachts)