Top 10 largest sailing yachts on the market

According to SYT iQ there are currently 1,765 yachts on the market – and 236 of those are sailing yachts– so the decision for your dream yacht can be a little daunting. To make things a little easier, here is a rundown of the top sailing yachts currently on the market.Aquijo profileAquijo | Oceanco | 2016 | 86-metre

At 86-metres in length, the Tripp-designed Aquijo is the largest high-performance ketch in the world. Built by a first time partnership between Oceanco and Vitters, her twin 90-metre masts carry identical 1,192-square-metre mainsails. With all up, including code sail, her total sail area leaps to a staggering 5,051 square-metres. Aquijo saloonAquijo features a clean, modern interior penned by Dolker + Voges and was designed to be flexible with multi-purpose spaces. Large windows provide light and a connection to her outdoor spaces and she can comfortably carry up to 12 guests across six staterooms.

Read: Onboard: 86m super sailing yacht Aquijo

Performance-wise, aside from her two massive main sails, Aquijo is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines, and is a true ocean-going super sailing yacht.Aquijo sternPhoto: Stuart PearceAquijo is currently for sale with Edmiston.

Atlantic | Van der Graaf B.V. | 2010 | 64.5-metreSchooner AtlanticThe Van der Graaf sailing yacht Atlantic is certainly well-known, as she is the largest three-masted classic racing schooner ever created. She is a painstaking recreation of the William Gardner-designed winner of the 1905 Kaiser’s Cup, but holds all the modern equipment and facilities for sailing and racing at sea. 

Read: Atlantic grabs line honours of Mediterranean's Most Beautiful Yacht RaceAtlantic yacht saloonThe sailing yacht Atlantic features exterior design by William Garner with naval architecture by MasterShip Services BV and Doug Peterson. Her interior is the work of Kastelein. The impressive yacht features a six stateroom layout for up to 12 guests.

The yacht Atlantic is powered by a Yanmar 828 horsepower engine that provides her with a cruising speed of 10.5 knots.

The yacht Atlantic is currently for sale with Camper & Nicholsons, Fraser and Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage.

Germania Nova | Factoria Naval Marin | 2011 | 59.79-metre Germania Nova yacht Photo: Ed HoltThe Factoria Naval Marin-built schooner Germania Nova was delivered in 2011 as a replica of the 1908 gaff-rigged schooner Germania. The 59.79-metre sailing yacht features naval architecture by SDC Ship Design & Consult while her interior design is the work of Oliver Design.Germania Nova deckHer guest areas include five staterooms for up to 10 guests, comprising a master’s area and 4 guest suites. All of her guest accommodations come with ensuite bathrooms.

Performance wise, Germania Nova’s power is derived from a single Deutz AG 402 horsepower diesel engine that provides her with a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 9 knots.

Germania Nova is currently for sale with Dolphin Yachts.

Ngoni | Royal Huisman | 2017 | 58.15-metreNgoni yacht cruisingPhoto: Jeff BrownThe 58.15-metre Royal Huisman sailing yacht Ngoni is on the market for the first time since her delivery. The superyacht was launched by the Dutch shipyard as The Beast in 2017, and features exterior design by Dubois Yacht with interior design by Rick Baker Ltd. The sailing yacht Ngoni carries a ‘one-off’ stamp, meaning that her design is never to be repeated in the industry. 

Video: Onboard sailing yacht Ngoni during sea trialsNgoni yacht stateroomPhoto: Jeff BrownThe yacht Ngoni is able to accommodate as many as six guests across three luxurious staterooms. The owners’ suite, comprises a full-beam stateroom with custom built-in furniture, an enormous bathroom with access from two sides, a spacious study with its own bathroom, and a large gym.

In terms of performance, Ngoni is able to pack a punch with a 966 horsepower MTU engine that propels her to a top speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

The yacht Ngoni is currently for sale with Carrswood Yachts.

Fleurtje | Amsterdamsche Scheepwerf G. de Vries Lentsch Jr | 1960 | 57-metreFleurtje yacht anchored off Ile St. MargueritePhoto: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesThe 57-metre De Vries Lentsch sailing yacht Fleurtje was designed by Robert Clark and built in 1960 at the renowned De Vries Lentsch shipyard. 

Since her launch, she has undergone several refits with the most recent in 2014. Fleurtje has been maintained to the highest standards throughout her life. The acclaimed Naval Architect Gerald Dijkstra was brought in to optimise sailing performance, thus resulting in considerable speed and handling improvements. Fleurtje in Poros Photo: Merijn de Waard / SuperYacht TimesThe yacht Fleurtje features highly polished teak throughout and has guest accommodations for 12 across six staterooms. All her staterooms include marble ensuite bathrooms, with a master suite, two doubles, two twins and two singles with pullman berths. There are also crew quarters for 10.

Performance-wise, the 295 GT yacht Fleurtje is equipped with twin Caterpillar engines that provide her with a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Fleurtje is currently for sale with Sandeman Company.

Salvaje | Alloy | 2014 | 56.4-metreMondango 3 yacht sailingPhoto: BurgessLaunched in 2014, the 56.4-metre sailing yacht Salvaje has received numerous makeovers throughout her life and has been regularly maintained. 

The 499 GT yacht features exterior styling and a naval architecture designed by Dubois Naval Architects Ltd, while her interior styling was entrusted to the team at Reymond Langton Design Ltd. Alloy Yachts took charge of her construction.Mondango 3 yacht saloonPhoto: BurgessThe sailing yacht Salvaje is able to accommodate up to 11 guests across five well-appointed staterooms, each of which flaunts an elegant styling that nods to the great Art Deco era, without any compromise to the luxury of modernity.

She’s equipped with a single Caterpillar Inc engine that allows her to cruise at 12 knots and to reach a top speed of 14 knots.

The yacht Salvaje is currently for sale with Edmiston

Burrasca | Perini Navi | 2003 | 55.7-metre Burrasca yachtPhoto: Perini NaviThe Perini Navi sailing yacht Burrasca was launched in 2003 from Italy and is the first hull from the Perini Navi 56 series to hit the water. She has been kept in meticulous condition as she’s never been used for charter and has undergone numerous refits throughout her life.  

She features exterior design and naval architecture penned by her builder, Perini Navi, who opted for clean flowing lines from bow to stern and a typical Perini stern cockpit which is built on a lower level than the main deck. Burrasca yacht saloonPhoto: Perini NaviRon Holland Design took charge of the interior styling of the 497 GT yacht Burrasca that can accommodate as many as 12 guests alongside her nine crew, across six tasteful guest suites and an owner’s area that takes up the whole amidships section of the yacht. 

In terms of performance, the sailing yacht Burrasca is fitted with twin Deutz AG engines that give her a cruising speed of 13 knots and a top speed of 15 knots, even when her sails are furled.

The yacht Burrasca is currently for sale with Marinas Yachts Realty.

Shenandoah of Sark | Townsend & Downey | 1902 | 55.08-metreShenandoah under sailThe impressive 280 GT Townsend & Downey sailing yacht Shenandoah of Sark measures in at 55.08-metre and combines classic looks with modern amenities for ultimate comfort onboard. 

The oldest yacht on this list, she was launched in 1902 and refitted in 2018/19. Shenandoah of Sark was built for performance and long-distance ocean sailing, and has taken guests to some of the world’s remotest corners in extreme conditions. Her colourful ownership history includes royalty, financiers, industrialists, noblemen, governments and at one point, it is thought, smugglers. Shenandoah of Sark yacht saloonPhoto: Stuart PearceRead: The history of the elegant 120-year old schooner Shenandoah of Sark

Shenandoah of Sark welcomes up to 10 guests in four staterooms, including a full-beam owner's suite with king-size double and single beds and a large ensuite; she also sleeps up to 12 crew.

The yacht Shenandoah of Sark is currently for sale with Burgess and Sandeman Company.Meira yacht sailingPhoto: Neta MarineMeira | Neta Marine | 2018 | 55-metres

The 55-metre motor sailer yacht Meira was launched in Bodrum, Turkey in 2018. Built by the Turkish shipyard Neta Marine, construction was originally started more than a decade before by Sultan Marine.  Meira main saloon Photo: Neta MarineMeira features both original exterior and interior design by Evan K Marshall, with naval architecture undertaken by Fuat Turan. She accommodates up to 12 guests across a six stateroom layout, including a generous master suite on the main deck, three VIP suites, and two twin staterooms. 

Built to RINA class, the steel and aluminium yacht is powered by twin Mitsubishi Heavy Industries engines that provide her with a top speed of 12 knots and a cruising speed of nine knots.  

The yacht Meira is currently for sale with Ocean Independence.Elena of London yacht sailing Photo: Alexis AndrewsElena of London | Factoria Naval Marin | 2009 | 55-metres  

Delivered in 2009, the 55-metre sailing yacht Elena of London is a tribute to the golden age of sailing. Built by the US-based studio Herreshoff and the Spanish Acubens, she is a replica of the 1910 classic schooner designed by Nathanael G Herreshoff.

Elena of London features interior design by Steve McLaren and is kitted out with rich, cherry mahogany throughout. With 157 GT of interior volume and four ensuite staterooms, she has been designed to accommodate up to eight guests.  Elena of London yacht saloon Read: First look onboard the 55m sailing yacht Elena of London as she joins the market  

In terms of performance, Elena of London sports a single MAN engine that allows her to reach speeds of up to 13.6 knots, even when her sails are furled. 

Elena of London is currently for sale with Y.CO.