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Australia Day: Top 5 superyachts from Down Under

Written by
Charl van Rooy

Rabdan 

The first in an innovative line of highly efficient superyachts, Rabdan (launched as Silver) led the way of SilverYachts’ ultra cool Silver Series of yachts. Built under the Hanseatic Marine brand, the shipyard today operates under its new name and has since 2007 delivered another three superyachts in the series including Dragonfly, Smeralda and Silver Fast.Silver by Silver Yachts

White Rabbit

One of Australia’s largest superyachts by volume, the 61.4-metre trimaran White Rabbit was built by North West Bay Yachts in Tasmania in 2005 to a design by local Aussie designer Sam Sorgiovanni. The aluminium specialists are currently working on a larger, 84-metre version of White Rabbit for the same owner. The yacht is often seen in Singapore where here home berth is located.White Rabbit in SingaporePhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

Oceana

Oceana was launched in 1991 as Oceana C at Australian shipyard Oceanfast to a design by Jon Bannenberg.  Her Aileen Rodriguez interior is a bright and comfortable affair with light woods, white lacquered surfaces and soothing veneers making these spaces feel very airy and spacious. She has changed hands several times over the years but after a recent refit under the command of her new owner, she is looking as good as new.Oceana off MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times

Fortunate Sun

Another superyahct by the Western Australia shipyard, Oceanfast is the 54-metre Fortunate Sun. Fortunate Sun is the only superyacht to feature a Tim Heywood interior, who also worked on the project’s exterior design. She was launched in 2003 as Perfect Prescription for an American owner.Fortunate Sun running

Saluzi 

One of the most colourful superyachts afloat today has got to be the 69-metre Saluzi. Built by Austal in 2003, this Australian yacht underwent a big refit in 2013 at Horizon where her interior was modified and cosmetic changes to the exterior were made, including the colourful artwork that makes her so recognisable today.Saluzi in MonacoPhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht Times

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The SuperYacht Times iQ 2018 Report

Did you know that in 2017....

  • 180 new yachts over 30 metres were sold
  • 149 new yachts over 30 metres were completed
  • 443 yachts over 30 metres were under construction
  • 30% of the yachts under construction were available for sale
  • 20% of the yachts were owned by clients from the USA
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