FreshYacht Selects: The 10 Coolest Yachts in the World

the 10 coolest Jul 09, 2017

The oceans of the world are full of amazing yachts, from the classic to the cutting edge. At FreshYacht, we're always keeping tabs on the latest and greatest from technology to design. Not to mention, any of these yachts would be pretty cool places to work.

Interested in learning a bit more about some of the fascinating yachts currently plying the seas? Read on for our picks for the 10 coolest yachts in the world right now.

 

Savannah

Stats:
Length: 273.95ft /83.5m
Built: 2015
Builder: the Dutch Feadship yard in Aalsmeer

Why it’s so cool:
As the world’s first hybrid yacht, the Savannah works hard to be eco-friendly. This yacht blends a single diesel engine with three generators, batteries, a long propeller, and an azimuthing electro-mechanical propulsion platform. This combination offers multiple operational modes, allowing the yacht to cruise in a range of eco-friendly configurations.

The Savannah was recognized as the Best Motor Yacht in its class at the World Superyacht Awards in 2016.

 

Dilbar

Stats:
Length: 511.66ft /156m
Built: 2016
Builder: Lürssen

Why it’s so cool:
The Dilbar is the largest yacht in the world by tonnage. This motor yacht also features a 180 cubic meter swimming pool, which is the largest known pool onboard a yacht.
 
 
 

Octopus

Stats:
Length: 414ft /126.18m
Built: 2003
Builder: Lürssen

Why it’s so cool:
The world’s largest explorer yacht, built by Paul Allen, one of the founders of Microsoft. Apart from the yacht’s ability to carry two helicopters and internal dock to hold a variety of sea toys, this yacht has at least one serious discovery under its belt:
 
In 2015, the Octopus discovered a long-lost Japanese shipwreck dating back to the Second World War.
 
 

 

Athena

Stats:
Length: 260ft /79.25m
Built: 2004
Builder: Royal Huisman

Why it’s so cool:
Owned by tech magnate Jim Clark, the founder of Netscape, WebMD and Silicon Graphics, the Athena is the biggest yacht ever built by Royal Huisman. This sailing yacht maintains the traditional styling of a classic sailing yacht, but comes packed with technology.
 
 

 
Musashi 

Stats:
Length: 288ft /88m
Built: 2010
Builder: Feadship

Why it’s so cool:
The Musashi is the second yacht launched in Feadship's XL program. The interior of the yacht blends comfort with efficiency, and features elements of Japanese styling as well as Art Deco touches. There's a glass elevator and large cinema lounge. Owned by tech billionaire Larry Ellison, the Musashi is named after the great samurai Miyamoto Musashi.
 
 


Venus 

Stats:
Length: 256.6ft /78.2m
Built: 2012
Builder: Feadship

Why it’s so cool:
Featuring a clean and minimalistic style, Venus was built for Steve Jobs, but was not delivered until a year after his death. The all-aluminum yacht was built at a cost of more than €100 million. Not much is know about this highly secretive yacht.
 
 
 

Luna

Stats:
Length: 337ft /115m
Built: 2010
Builder: Lloyd Werft / Stahlbau Nord

Why it’s so cool:
The Luna is the second largest explorer yacht in the world, designed for extended travel to remote destinations and rated for ice. Estimated to cost more than 400 million Euros to construct, the yacht recently completed a 14-month, €50 million refit, and now features an impressive onboard gym and spa as well as upgrades to interior and exterior elements.
 
 
 

Invictus 

Stats:
Length: 216ft /66m
Built: 2013
Builder: Delta Marine

Why it’s so cool:
The Invictus is notable for its smart design and incredibly spacious interior. Featuring expansive view and nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, the forward sleeping area offers a nearly panoramic vista. Perfect for entertaining, the Invictus is a great addition to the American experience of yacht construction.
 
 
 
 

Meteor

Stats:
Length: 160.76ft /49m
Built: 2007
Builder: Royal Huisman

 

Why it’s so cool:

This gaff rigged sailing yacht features a classic design and advanced engineering.  Athena is able to sail in relatively light wind, while still offering the interior space normally only found on motor yachts. In stronger wind she has been credited as attaining 19 knots under sail.

 
  

 

Sea Ranger

Stats:
Length: 254ft /77.4m
Built: 1973
Builder: Schichau Unterwasser

Why it’s so cool:
Originally built as an icebreaker and a tug for towing massive oil platforms across the oceans, and salvaging distressed tankers, the Sea Ranger was refitted in 1994 to provide the ultimate luxury cruising experience. The yacht has also spent time as a marine research vessel, and has traveled to both Antarctica and the Arctic ice cap.
 
 


Bonus Selection -- Because We Couldn’t Choose Just 10...

 

St. Eval

Stats:
Length: 114.9ft /35.02m
Built: 1930
Builder: Scott & Sons (Bowling)

Why it’s so cool:
Originally a British tug boat with a long and colourful history, this yacht oozes charm and character. Refitted by owner Dennis Washington of the Seaspan International marine empire based in Vancouver, Canada.
 
 

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