This story also brings up the question of what chance a megayacht would have against a wave of this magnitude. One group in Europe used a satellite to see how many of these giant killer waves occured in a given time period. While it was thought to be a "once in ten thousand years" event the short term study using satellite imagery showed, as I remember, about ten of these monstrous waves within a short period of time. There was no mention of what part of the world these waves were recorded at.
Can anyone add any interesting information from personal experience or knowledge to the above??