Peek Inside Today's Most Astounding Superyachts
The Superyacht Book, out this month, offers an all-access look at today's most stunning boats—and it's also a window into what luxury means now.
Before editing The Superyacht Book, Tony Harris spent a decade as publisher and chief executive officer of Boat International magazine—which is to say that he’s no stranger to the world of luxury yachts. But researching and assembling the tome, published this month by TeNeues, was as much a study on nautical design as it was a reflection on the evolution of luxury. “A few major developments have happened over the last 10 years,” Harris told Bloomberg in an interview. “Primarily the boats are getting bigger. Much bigger.” They’re also getting greener, he said—lightweight materials such as composites and glass make for sleeker designs and more efficient fuel consumption, so yacht-goers get the double-win of feeling sustainable and spending longer amounts of time sailing between refuels. Harris says yachts are the perfect reflection of societal trends at large. “They’re no longer just a five-star hotel on the water—they’re more an activity center,” he said, referring to the helipads, movie theaters, submarines, and beach clubs now built into the world’s most spectacular boats. Here’s a look inside his most rarefied finds.
Photographer: Cory Silken
Photographer: Maurizio Paradisi
Photographer: Guillame Plisson
Source: Royal Huisman
Photographer: Jeff Brown
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Source: Perini Navi
Photographer: Guillaume Plisson
© The Superyacht Book edited by Tony Harris, published by TeNeues