Every year PMY releases two lists: the world’s largest yachts (see here) and the largest American-owned yachts. Clearly, some yachts show up on both. But beyond that, the lists also display similar megayacht trends. For instance, this year neither list had a new yacht in its top
America's Top 100
America's Top 100
The exciting part of following the megayacht world is taking hints and facts and assembling them to identify the owner or at least make a reasonably educated guess. Many owners go to extraordinary lengths to avoid being associated with their yachts.
There’s Feadship’s most recent launch from the De Vries Makkum yard, Musashi (read our educated guess on the
While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America's 100 Largest Yachts, you're likely to notice somethingof a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market-both newer builds and old. Now what's that all about? you might wonder. But don't fret. It doesn't mean that there's been a panic in the superyacht sphere and
While perusing the pages of this, our latest list of America’s 100 Largest Yachts, you’re likely to notice something of a trend. At presstime, a lot of the boats on the following pages were on the market—both newer builds and old. Now what’s that all about? you might wonder. But don’t fret. It doesn’t mean that there’s been a panic in the superyacht sphere and
With the news of late being dominated by weakness in the economy, politicians bickering over who’s the more qualified presidential candidate, and wildly unstable fuel prices, it’s a wonder we can concentrate on anything else. It’s times like this that we could all use a diversion. Thankfully, "America’s 100 Largest Yachts" is here to serve
And why not? For those of us who own a boat that
Ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to introduce a new word into your vocabulary. In fact, it’s so new that you won’t find it in any dictionary. (That's because our own Capt. Patrick Sciacca made it up a few weeks ago.)
The word: mega-razzi.
Megayacht. Superyacht. Gigayacht. No matter what you call them, one thing is for sure: These yachts are getting bigger all the time. Just ten years ago, for example, the yachts rounding out the bottom of our exclusive “America’s 100 Largest Yachts” feature were about 100 feet LOA, give or take a few inches; these days 150-footers don’t even make the list.
Another thing that’s been growing
The 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show has docks full of new motoryachts and express cruisers you will want to know about. Some will excite you. Some will keep you up at night. One may be your next boat. See them all here. ▶