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Dykstra’s Exo superyacht concept borrows the idea of exoskeletons from nature to create wide open space below decks

Defined as a yacht over 78ft (24m), superyachts are run by a professional crew and are often built to eye-watering specifications (and budgets!)

For many years, the word superyacht was synonymous with fuel-guzzling motor boats. It is refreshing, then, to see that many superyacht designers in recent years returning to sail, alongside experimenting with form and function.

From 100ft wooden yachts fitted with fully electric systems – taking advantage of advances in clean energy – to luxury day cruisers and high performance minded designs, the world of the superyacht sailing boats continues to be an innovative space.

Even fuel powered superyachts are seeing a boom in creative design and are breaking boundaries in terms of what can be done to make huge luxury cruisers environmentally friendly while providing the ease of use and aesthetics to be expected in a £multi-million yacht.

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 is set to get underway in Mallorca’s capital from June 29 to July 2 with an ever expanding entry list and an impressive four J-Class yachts…

Described by HH as the largest all-carbon cruising catamaran ever built, the first hull of the HH88 has just emerged from the painting booth in a high-gloss crimson. Destined for…

A priority with any new superyacht design should be of providing the owners with the ability to enjoy their surroundings to the absolute fullest while giving them the means and…

Following her delivery voyage to Europe, Southern Wind’s fourth 105, SW 105 Taniwha has been revealed in all her glory. Yachting World has covered details of her lightweight build before.…

Cape Town’s Southern Wind shipyard has unveiled more details of its new 108ft hybrid sloop the Southern Wind Hybrid 108, which is already well into the moulding phase. Penned by…

Billed as the ‘next generation’ yacht for eco-conscious cruisers, the Velarca 135 combines a motoryacht-style hull and superstructure with a rather original rig. Finns Sami Lehtonen and Sanna-Kaisa Koivisto are…

Sunreef has been dropping tantalising hints for some time about a 43m/140ft super sailing catamaran, and now the first renderings of this behemoth have landed. Details are still fairly sparse…

Italian authorities have seized the largest sail-assisted superyacht ever built, the 143m (470ft) Sailing Yacht A, Italian news outlets are reporting. According to the Reuters news agency in Rome, the Italian…

“I’ve climbed a lot of mountains so choosing the coolest is a tough one, but it has to be the J Class Topaz. I love what we are able to…

Invite prospective clients and owners to virtually walkthrough ‘digital twins’ of vessels as if they were onboard. Leading spatial data company Matterport now allows yacht designers, manufacturers, brokers and owners…

Every so often the yacht racing world sees an ambitious owner with pockets deep enough to want to step things up a gear and produce a new record-smashing fastest yacht.…

With speed comes an increasing demand for comfort where modern fast cruising superyachts are concerned. And in the case of Baltic 146 Path, this purposeful new 45m design, there are…

Over the past few years YYachts has cemented a reputation for producing large composite yachts that are remarkably uncomplicated and therefore easy and fun to sail. The German yard’s latest…

“Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon, fast and furious.” This owner’s brief is well known…

The man behind this new Finnish brand set up Nautor’s Swan in the 1960s and then built 41m luxury monohulls in Thailand as Concorde Marine. Now Pekka Koskenkylä has teamed…

Royal Huisman is already hard at work building the RP Nauta 151, a 46m performance sloop by Reichel/Pugh and Nauta Design. It has been designed for a repeat client in…

Polish luxury catamaran builder Sunreef says it will launch a new ‘eco’ 80-footer this summer in Gdansk, the Sunreef 80. The new Sunreef 80 uses electric propulsion, which draws power…