Most Read: Top 5 superyacht stories in September

Written by Jo Usmar

Swan-shaped superyachts, historic sales and beautiful photographs are what really caught our readers' attention last month. Here is a round-up of our most-perused articles for September, just in case you missed one the first time around. 

5. OceanXplorer: Inside the world’s most advanced research vessel

Global-warming resistant super-corals were the subject of the first research mission by the scientists onboard the vessel OceanXplorer. We took a look onboard the incredible ship that is destined to change the way marine research is conducted forever. 

Oceanxplorer research vesselPhoto: Taj Howe 

4. Video: Feadship superyacht Totally Nuts in action

Our video of the 50m Feadship Totally Nuts being put through her paces on the North Sea caught the attention of thousands of people who were clearly impressed by the sleek and athletic exterior design by studio De Voogt. 

3. Inside Skat: A yachting treasure revisited

Launched in 2002 as project 9906, the iconic 70.7-metre Skat holds a special place in every yacht enthusiast's heart. Her look, Scandi-coolness and onboard innovations mean that when she went on sale in late August for the first time ever, everyone wanted a closer look.Skat yacht by Lürssen Photo: Guillaume Plisson

2. In Pictures: The new 142m Lürssen Opus at sea

We were first on the scene (well, above the scene) when it came to capturing Lürssen's 142-metre Opus on sea trials in mid-September. The Nuvolari Lenard design looked fantastic on the North Sea as the largest project ever sold by representatives Moran Yacht & Ship was put through her paces. 

Opus yacht by Lürssen sea trialsPhoto: Tom van Oossanen / SuperYacht Times

1. New 137m swan-shaped superyacht concept from Lazzarini

Thousands of readers were intrigued by the fantastic swan-shaped concept from Italian designer Lazzarini. The 137-metre design, called 'avanguardia' (meaning 'vanguard' in English), was inspired by a 1970s Japanese manga, with the swan head functioning as a control tower with which to manoeuvre the yacht.

Avanguardia yacht conceptPhoto: Lazzarini Design Studio



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