Behind the Lens: the best of SuperYacht Times’ photography

Written by Tom van Oossanen

At SuperYacht Times we are renowned for our dedication to travelling the world to capture the best photos of the world’s most interesting superyachts. Here we take a look at just some of the exciting photographs we’ve taken over the course of 2016, with a behind-the-scenes insight from our photographer, Tom van Oossanen. Enjoy!

Lionheart

Benetti’s largest launch to date, the 90-metre Lionheart is pictured here off Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show showing off her impressive curvy design and huge sundeck

Kismet

As soon as we noticed the 95.2-metre Kismet heading north along the Dutch coast, we didn’t hesitate to jump in a plane and fly over the North Sea to capture this amazing superyacht in a completely different environment than her usual cruising grounds.

Dilbar

Completed last year by Lürssen, the 156-metre Dilbar was captured here whilst undertaking her maiden voyage to Gibraltar. The conditions were challenging to say the least, with some serious wind and heavy seas. Taking to the skies and leaning out of the open door was worth it, however, and we managed to capture Dilbar in a way as unique as the boat herself. Her designer, Espen Oeino comments: “Dilbar is the largest motor yacht in the world by gross tonnage and one of the most complex and challenging yachts that has ever been built. I feel honored and privileged to have been part of this incredible voyage.”

Aquarius

Feadship’s sixth launch of 2016 is the 92-metre Aquarius. Pictured here while cruising the North Sea, with exterior design by Sinot, her huge windows definitely stand out as a design feature.

Aquijo

This amazing sailing superyacht by Vitters & Oceanco, launched in 2015, was anchored off Monaco last summer. Whilst flying in helicopter over the anchorage we spotted the light on her blue hull and knew we had to capture it.

A

After taking photos of the 119-metre A in a range of beautiful destinations - from Formentera to Monaco to beneath the Northern Lights in Iceland - it was unexpected that one of our favourite shoots would be in no other than the heart of the Netherlands. During her visit to Rotterdam, the light on her hull immediately caught our eye and this is certainly one of the most interesting angles of this unique superyacht.

Vertigo

Feadship launch number seven for 2016 is the 96-metre Vertigo. Her beautiful lines were designed by the renowned Redman Whiteley Dixon studio. Here she is at her launch in Makkum in November.

Alfa Nero

The iconic 82-metre Alfa Nero was anchored outside Monaco during last year’s Monaco Yacht Show. There is definitely no shortage of photos of this Oceanco, so we wanted to do something a little bit different - with the help of the heli!

Jupiter

On our first photo flight of 2017 we captured the 123m superyacht Project Jupiter from above. Her lines are unlike anything else the German shipyard Lürssen has launched to date and will certainly turn heads wherever she goes.

For more information about photography with SuperYacht Times, or to purchase a professional photo from our extensive library, get in touch with our photographer, Tom van Oossanen at [email protected].

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