The super yachth which is a paradise
A luxury yacht, also known as a superyacht or megayacht, is a large and very expensive professionally-crewed sailing or motor yacht.
There is no industry-wide definition of a luxury yacht. However, there is a legal distinction between yachts above 24 metres (79 ft) and below, as in some countries those above 24 meters must have a permanent crew onboard.
This term began to appear at the beginning of the 20th century, when wealthy individuals constructed large private yachts for personal pleasure, such as Charles Henry Fletcher’s Jemima F. III, at 111 feet, the largest motor-powered yacht in the world in 1908. More examples of early luxury motor yachts include the Cox & King yachts, Charles L. Seabury and Company’s yachts, M/Y (motor yacht) Christina O, and M/Y Savarona.
The 12 largest superyachts at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show, ranked
Axioma : Length: 236 feet
Owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Pumpyansky, motor yacht Axioma features an infinity swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, massage room, and steam room — perfect for a little self care.
Solo : Length: 236 feet
Motor yacht Solo is making her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Not only does she look beautiful, she’s also silent and efficient, promising a smooth ride. Onboard is a winter garden, nearly 20-foot swimming pool, and a superyacht beach club with a hammam, or Turkish bath.
Cloud 9 : Length: 242 feet
Owned by former chairman of BB Retail Brett Blundy, motor yacht Cloud 9 charters for nearly $900,000 a week during the winter. Everything on board was reportedly designed for Blundy, including bedroom suites named after Star Wars characters and various chess sets throughout the yacht, according to The Guardian.
Elandess : Length: 244 feet
Motor yacht Elandess flaunts a number of communal spaces on board, including a superyacht swimming pool on the sundeck, an observation lounge on the upper deck, and a lounge below the waterline.
Boadicea : Length: 251 feet
Motor yacht Boadicea is up for sale for $62,371,000 and has chartered for approximately $617,800 in the past. On board, there’s a steam bath, cinema room, and master suite that features a 180-degree panoramic view.
GO : Length: 252 feet
Motor yacht GO is builder Turquoise Yacht’s largest yacht to date. She boasts a sleek profile and a central tender garage that can accommodate a limo tender and a multipurpose tender. She also features a grand central staircase.
Air : Length: 265 feet
Motor yacht Air charters for around $881,124 to $933,992 a week. The owner’s suite has an observation lounge that overlooks the pool on the main deck, and there’s a giant pop-up television screen to watch movies outdoors.
Illusion Plus : Length: 290 feet
Motor yacht Illusion Plus is not only the Monaco Yacht Show’s biggest debut – she’s also the biggest yacht ever built in Asia. There are four interior lounges on board as well as two Jacuzzi pools, a touch-and-go helipad, and a beauty salon.
Barbara : Length: 290 feet
Motor yacht Barbara has cruised the globe with an interior so nice that it’s won an award. She boasts a gymnasium on the sundeck and a wellness area for a more tranquil part of the vessel.
Dar : Length: 295 feet
Motor yacht Dar is completely finished in reflective glass, perfect for panoramic views from the interior. She has a helipad, swimming pool, beach club, and bathing platform and can accommodate more than 40 people on board at one time.
Aquarius : Length: 301 feet
Motor yacht Aquarius, owned by Steve Wynn, has a massage room, helipad, beauty salon, swimming pool, beach club, and media room. She can accommodate up to 14 guests in seven cabins, including a master suite and six VIP staterooms.
Kismet : Length: 312 feet
While the current sale price for motor yacht Kismet is only available upon application, she’s the largest yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show — and with a weekly charter rate of around $1.29 million, we can only fathom a high listing price. Billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of Fulham football club and the Jacksonville Jaguars, currently owns her, and she’s been chartered by Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
The super yachth which is a paradise island
This new generation of super yacht by Yacht Island Design will be its own 259 foot tropical island with a cascading waterfall and a functioning volcano. The next super-yacht set to hit the world’s oceans – which comes complete with its own functioning volcano and floating tropical islands.
The vessel – dubbed the ‘Tropical island Paradise‘ – has been designed by British boat builders Yacht Island Design, from Derby, Derbys – some 90 miles from the sea.
The extravagant 295ft ship boasts a towering volcano with a cascading waterfall which feeds the swimming pool.
And playboys will feel right at home with the ships helicopter landing pad and huge bar set behind a series of beach cabanas.
Studio director Rob McPherson at the Derbyshire firm, who have also created the Streets of Monaco super-yacht, said: ‘The exterior was designed to give the impression of waves breaking around a volcanic island, whilst maintaining the look of a contemporary yacht design.
‘It comes with its own private beach cove and a waterfall cascading down from a volcano.
‘This design centres around a secluded island paradise, with elements inspired by the islands of the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Polynesia. It is set to be a big hit when it comes onto the market.’
The lavish yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests – and can travel along at a top speed of 15 knots.
The main deck is a secluded beach ‘cove’ of cabanas surrounding a massive ocean view swimming pool.
And should the millionaire future owners get tired of taking a dip in the pool, they can sail out into the sea on their very own floating island complete with deck chairs and palm trees.
McPherson added: ‘We had two reasons for designing such a boat. The first being that it’s good fun, and secondly the current market is pretty saturated with designs that look fairly similar.
‘Our mission is to work on incredibly fun designs and carve a niche for ourselves within the market, a place where other designers fear to tread.’
Inside the huge, towering volcano is a cinema, library, games room, gym, spa and VIP suites – including an owners pad spread over two decks.
The boat – which has yet to hit the market and hasn’t had a price set – is causing waves in the boat building world with its unique design.