Far away from the reach of the struggling and those deprived of any trappings whatsoever of the modern world lie the actual big boys’ toys such as yachts. They are exquisite. They are premium to the last zenith of the phrase. Moreover, to their supremely successful owners, they are akin to some magic elixir of life. Typically speaking, a superyacht will have a professional crew that will live and operate it all round the year.
Where the standard definition stands, then it can be said that the main difference between a yacht and a superyacht can be established in terms the higher level of luxury involved in design and conception.
It’s the quintessential case of the ‘more’.
But that is not the only parameter that’s involved.
Fact being told, the superyacht is created with impetus being given to more number of decks involved, spacious cabins and top of the line technology.
It might even sound abrupt and not-too-elite to suggest that the more monies involved in the creation of a yacht, the more it becomes a superyacht.
A host of features
And if that doesn’t explain it succinctly enough, perhaps the following may suffice! What a yacht doesn’t always have or possess is any or all of the following:
A swimming pool or jacuzzi
A private party room or lounge
And as seen in some cases, then even- private cinema or matinee room and underwater observation rooms.
On the other hand, the superyacht will tend to have each of the above amenities. The greater pool for entertainment. The freedom to truly let the hair down or have a whale of a time! It’s all in there.
Beyond the grip of the well-to-do
A superyacht, truth be told, isn’t only an affair of the well earning or those geared with decent sums of money attributed specifically to spend on the luxuries of life.
The typical owner of a superyacht could be any among the following:
A tech billionaire
A high-end real estate developer
A noted fashion designer
A Hollywood A-lister
A noted music composer
(and the sorts!)
Well, you won’t be too far off in terms of thinking that those who own vineyards in France, have an apartment in Monaco, deal in high-end fashion, people who are art collectors, who operate plush art galleries and the sorts who’d own more cars than just the enviable Tesla would be the ones who’d own a Superyacht.
Makes much sense?
While there isn’t a fixed definition that separates the two, technically speaking, a yacht that ranges from- and goes over from 130 feet to 590 feet and beyond tends to be called a superyacht.
The personality of a superyacht
Well, it’s a luxurious affair that tends to become all the more luxurious. And that’s really the tip of the iceberg.
As such, it will comprise all unique features that are tailor-made to suit the needs and requirements of its owner. On the whole, the superyacht will be one that will compliment the personality or sense of style of the person who owns it.
Some of the most notable and widely talked about Superyachts of the world that are frequently sailing at the Adriatic and towards the Pacific are the following:
1. Azzam Superyacht
It actually measures, would you believe it 592 feet! Widely recognised as among the longest superyachts in the entire world, its interiors are done by the posh and very sophisticated Christophe Leoni.
A powerful Superyacht, the Azzam can actually operate at high speeds even in shallow waters.
2. Eclipse Superyacht
Billionaire Roman Abramovich is the owner of this superyacht that’s a little over 533 feet in overall size.
One of the more onerous makes in the super luxurious world of superyachts, this one took nearly half a decade to be designed and completed.
Besides having a palatial master suite, this mega creation is laden with 17 staterooms.
It can carry upto 85 crew members with some of the features being an enormous spa, gym and a beach club.
3. Blue Superyacht
Around 518 feet and 3 inches in overall length, the superyacht has a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, which actually helps in minimizing emissions.
None other than Terence Disdale has designed the interiors and exteriors of this mega boat that rather interestingly has a wastewater treatment system.