There are yachts, the kind you might see scooting through Biscayne Bay any day of the week. And then there are superyachts—so designated because they’re over the requisite 79-foot minimum, but also because they typically resemble floating palaces, or at least worthy seafaring stand-ins for Ultra High Net Worth Individuals’ (UHNWI) landlocked luxury accommodations. You might typically only lay eyes on one of these if you happen to be in the French Riviera, or the Galapagos Islands, or The Bahamas. Or Island Gardens Deep Harbour in Miami—on February 16–20, anyway.
“For the second year, Yachts Miami Beach will feature a display of superyachts at Island Gardens Deep Harbour on Watson,” says Daniel Grant, spokesperson for the popular boat show. “This invitation-only ‘show within a show,’ known as Super Yacht Miami, will feature some of the boat show’s largest yachts. More than 20 superyachts will be on display at this location, which can accommodate yachts up to 500 feet.”
The event invites a closer look at some of the most drool-worthy vessels in the world while providing a peek into the world of UHNWIs’ hobby du jour. After all, superyacht ownership is growing year over year— sales are up by 24 percent over the last five years.
The average yacht sales price is $10 million and the average value of a charter is $115,000 to $190,000 per week, according to the first-ever yacht report. But, the luxury quotient of the superyachts being shown at Super Yacht Miami far surpasses the averages, and so do the prices; the most expensive superyacht at the Miami show will be the Martha Ann at $79 million, while the 11∙11 charters for $695,000 per week. Definitely worth it for some priceless time with loved ones in a private, floating sanctuary with every amenity at your fingertips and a staff of a dozen-plus to accommodate your every need, right?
Here is a rundown of the 10 largest yachts being shown at Super Yacht Miami:
The 236-foot yacht is the first superyacht from Istanbul-based Dunya Yachts and the largest motor yacht that’s ever been built in Turkey. Its beach house-style interior and outdoor resort amenities including an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and extensive decking are in line with the “superyacht beach club” that Boat International calls a “must-have design feature” for 2017 and beyond. In addition to four decks and six cabins including a luxe master suite, she also features a two-story main salon, a fully-equipped gym, a steam room, massage room, cinema, and glass elevator.
At 230 feet, Martha Ann can hold as many as 18 guests in its seven luxurious staterooms. Traditional interiors with extensive woodwork, gold accents, marble floors, and silk carpeting set an elegant tone, furthered by the luxurious split-level master suite with private, 180-degree observation lounge. The amenities include seven wet bars, including a swim-up version in the pool, full gym, sports bar, Jacuzzi, circular glass elevator, cinema, limousine tender, and two wave runners.
Timeless interiors featuring extensive mahogany plus a spiral staircase and a grand piano on the main deck attract attention on this 213-foot, nine-stateroom superyacht. But friends and family traveling together will also appreciate the four-deck glass elevator, full gym, movie theater, eight-person Jacuzzi, and multiple view decks and formal and informal dining areas including one on the upper deck with bi-fold doors that open to 270-degree views.
11∙11 from Benetti is 206 feet of wide open, modern luxury, with sleek styling, 180-degree windows, and multiple entertainment space and spa features. Six staterooms including a master and VIP suite with its own private deck, plunge pool and sunbathing area accommodate up to 12 people. You’ll want for nothing with abundant view lounges, two Jacuzzi pools, a white marble treatment room with adjustable massage bed and heated towel cabinet, a mosaic steam room, and chromatherapy.
What can you expect from Skyfall? A yachting experience that offers “urban contemporary with overtones of Zen” and unmatched entertainment potential on the water. The 191-foot vessel features an all-aluminum exterior with an interior that accommodates 17 guests in seven rooms, starting with the split-level master suite with breathtaking views. Amenities span nearly every inch and every deck, including a splash pool and spa tub, beach club, gym, basketball hoop, 42” TV screens, tender garage, and touch-and-go-helipad.
Luxury accommodations for 10 guests in five spacious staterooms join with numerous al fresco dining options and open-deck view lounges on the 182-foot Madsummer. Amenities include a Jacuzzi, two waverunners, two kayaks, water skis and tows, swim platform, and numerous flat screen TVs.
This all-aluminum, 180-foot hybrid superyacht combines innovation with cutting-edge design and an abundance of amenities for leisure and entertainment. Six cabins including a master suite with private balcony and a VIP cabin with 180-degree panoramic views on the upper deck can accommodate 12 guests. Quinta Essentia, meaning “fifth essence,” also features a 10-person pool with waterfall, beach club showcasing a spa with Hammam and treatment room, onboard professional masseuse, fully equipped gym, helipad, and a custom-made carbon fiber limousine.
Comfortably elegant interiors abound on the 180-foot Huntress, with accommodations for up to 10 guests in five staterooms and numerous features that surround guests in luxury, from the the owner’s king suite on the main deck with his-and-her walk-in dressing rooms and private study, to the observation lounge with panoramic views. Huntress also features a Finnish dry heat sauna, indoor-outdoor seating and dining, Jacuzzi and sundeck, outdoor bar, and gym.
Like a modern manse on the water, the 180-foot Step One showcases the one-of-a-kind touch of yacht designer Tim Heywood. Sumptuously sleek interiors featuring a sky lounge with a white baby grand and accommodations for up to 12 guests in six suites join with an incredible array of amenities for fun and entertainment. They include: A Jacuzzi, beach club, tender garage, and swimming platform, not to mention the touch-and-go helipad.
This 173-foot vessel is all about fun, with six cabins that can accommodate up to 12 guests, a fully outfitted gym featuring a full bath and steam shower, arcade with three video game machines, air hockey table, card table and karaoke machine; and an oversized spa pool and sun pad.