10 cool superyacht paint jobs you need to know about

Written by Jason Spinks

With more than 8,000 superyachts measuring over 24 metres as part of the world fleet, they all want their moment to stand out from the crowd. For the yachts mentioned in this list, the use of colour and some creative license is all it took to get onto the Instagram stories of many yacht spotters and passersby.

Ipanema, Mondo Marine, 49.2mIpanema profileThe 2016 Mondo Marine yacht Ipanema boasts a ruby red hull as part of an exterior design by Hot Lab. This Italian build is an all-aluminium semi-displacement motor yacht that can reach speeds of up to 20 knots.

Saluzi, Austal, 59.4mSaluzi in MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesThis artistic creation built by Austal in 2003 features an eye-catching exterior design from the shipyard’s own creative team. With a volume of 1,739 GT, Saluzi can house up to 32 guests across her 16 staterooms and was previously used as a cruise ship.

Almaha, Peri, 41.15mBibich Too by Peri YachtsThe Peri yacht Almaha (previously known as Bibich Too), a Peri 41T model, was built in 2011 and can reach up to 25 knots. Both her interior and exterior design were devised by Scaro Design.

Azamanta, Heesen, 55mAzamanta yacht by Heesen Yachts in CapriPhoto: SYT ReaderAzamanta was built by Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts in 2015 and features an interior by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, an exterior design by Omega Architects and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects who fashioned her metallic steel hull and an aluminium superstructure.

Queen Miri, Neorion, 91.5m Queen Miri in SingaporePhoto: Helen HaackeThe original exterior design of Queen Miri, who’s also sailed under the names Annaliesse and Delma, came from the collaboration of Alpha Marine and Lally Poulias, while Bernd Weel Design oversaw her exterior at the time of her refit, which was completed in 2016.

Go, Turquoise Yachts, 77m GO motor yacht by Turquoise Yachts in AntiguaPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesDelivered in 2018 to her German owner, Go features a turquoise hull as Turquoise's flagship superyacht and both an interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design.

Crescent, Lürssen, 135m Thunder on seatrialsPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht TimesThe 135-metre Lürssen yacht Crescent (ex: Thunder) has an exterior design by famed Norwegian designer Espen Oeino which was first brought to light when the secretive black-hulled superyacht was launched in 2018.

JoyMe, Philip Zepter, 49.91mJoyMe in MonacoPhoto: Benoit DonneOne of the few builds to come from the Croatian shipyard Philip Zepter Yachts, JoyMe's naval architecture is by Srdjan Djakovic, who then collaborated with Marijana Radovic, also the interior designer, for the exterior.

Dardanella, Vitters, 36.88mDardanella cruisingPhoto: Benoit DonneBuilt in 1998 by the Dutch shipyard Vitters, this 283 GT explorer style superyacht was designed in its entirety by Vripack.

Guilty, Cantieri Navali Rizzardi, 35.3m Guilty leaving PorosPhoto: Maarten Janssen / SuperYacht TimesThe 35.3-metre yacht Guilty, a RINA-class monohull, boasts exterior designs by Jeff Koons and Porfiristudio. Built by Cantieri Navali Rizzardi in 2008, she can reach a speed of up to 29 knots and accommodate up to ten guests.



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