With this year's event fast approaching on the horizon, SYT takes a closer look at the top yachts to see at Palm Beach International Yacht Show 2019. Taking place between 28-31st March, the show will feature more than $1 billion's worth of yachts and accessories on display at the venue in West Palm Beach, as well as entertainment, live music and floating cocktail lounges. Atomic
Kicking off our Top 10 list we have the 45.02-metre motor yacht Atomic. Built to Lloyds Register Class in steel and aluminium by the Turkish yard Sunrise Yachts as one of their Sunrise Yachts 45 models in 2014, her exterior lines are a collaboration between Turkish studio Karatas Yacht Design and Italian studio Scanu. With elegant interiors from the drawing boards of Franck Darnet Design, up to eleven guests are housed across a five cabin layout. Standout features on board Atomic include her impressive deck heights, sundeck Jacuzzi and unique dive centre. Atomic is currently listed for sale with Worth Avenue Yachts for $15,900,000.Excellence V
Currently on the market with Burgess and Marle Wood & Associates for an asking price of €69,500,000, Excellence V was an obvious choice for our top ten list. As the second yacht constructed for her current owner by German yard Abeking & Rasmussen in 2012, one of the owner's particular requirements was that the yacht could fit into the marina of Gustavia on the island of St Barths: one of the owner's favourite ports. In spite of this limitation, she boasts an incredible interior volume of 1,632 GT. Making the most of all of this space, the yacht boasts a gorgeous interior by Reymond Langton and numerous onboard amenities, including a dedicated cinema and waterfront gym, oversized beach club, full owner's deck and multiple outdoor lounge areas with spa pool. Chasseur
American yard Christensen built the 50-metre tri-deck motor yacht Chasseur. With an interior volume of 499 GT, her contemporary interior styling is by the Vancouver-based studio VARO Interior Design. Easily recognisable due to her silver hull, her exterior design and naval architecture were designed in house by the yard. Her nine-metre beam and light GRP construction ensure her guest spaces sitting at the waterline remain spacious. In addition, her oval hull portholes on the main deck give the full-beam master suite an airy ambience. As for her accommodation, 12 guests are housed on board in six suites across two levels. Chasseur is available for both sale and charter with Burgess and is listed at $33,750,000. Serenity
The 40.15-metre IAG Yachts motor yacht Serenity is next up. Built with The Bahamas and the Caribbean in mind, she features naval architecture by Axis Group Yacht Design and both exterior and interiors by the British designer, Evan K Marshall, she was built to RINA Class in China in 2016. With a gross tonnage of 363 and boasting an enormous interior volume, this versatile superyacht can reach a respectable top speed of 17 knots and cruises at 15 knots, accommodating 12 guests across six staterooms. Serenity is listed for sale with Worth Avenue Yachts for $13,500,000.
Another yacht you don't want to miss is the quirkily named Lazy Z. This 51.4-metre Oceanco was built in 1997 and previously went by the names of Lady S and Accolade. A pair of transformative refits in both 2015 and 2017 have brought her up to deck mechanically and greatly improved her interior and deck arrangements, as well as resulting in the installation of new MTU main engines. On board, she accommodates up to 12 guests looked after by a crew of 12. Notable features on Lazy Z include her separate gym and media rooms, large swim platform, and massive main deck master cabin with a raised lounge providing 180-degree views. Her exterior design is by Richard Hein and The A Group and her interiors are a collaboration between Baron Gurney Interiors and The A Group. This yacht is available for sale and charter with Burgess and is listed at an asking price of $15,900,000.Photo: Benoit DonneKinta
Here, we have our first Turkish built boat, the 53.4-metre motor yacht Kinta. Previously known as Vinydrea, she was built in 2008 by Turquoise and underwent a major refit back in 2010-11. During the refit, interior designer Jean Guy Verges created a contemporary and sophisticated interior style, featuring dark Wenge flooring and matching leather in the main salon and owner's suite, light camel-coloured ceilings and new textiles of 'milk-white', 'ice white' and dark leathers in the owner's quarters and main stairs. As well as her main aft deck swimming pool, she also features a sundeck jacuzzi. Twin Diesel 1749 HP engines enable Kinta to reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruise at 13.5 knots. Currently listed for sale and charter with IYC, the motor yacht is asking €18,900,000.
Another yacht you don't want to miss seeing during your time at Palm Beach is the 57.91-metre Skyfall. American yard Trinity Yachts was responsible for building the vessel back in 2010 and was also behind her exterior styling. Her classic interiors are from the drawing boards of American designer Patrick Knowles and she underwent a major refit in 2015 where her interior was fully upgraded to maximise her guest entertainment spaces. Thanks to the addition of a seventh stateroom, Skyfall can house up to 17 guests on board and her split-level master suite also includes its own private office suite. Listed for both sale and charter with IYC, she is asking $31,500,000.
The largest yacht delivered to date by American yard Christensen, the 50-metre 570 GT motor yacht Silver Lining was built in GRP in 2016 with exterior design by the shipyard and interiors by Kimberly Graham. Her styling is traditional and is characterised by high-gloss black walnut. Her large interior and entertainment spaces take advantage of her generous gross tonnage and she comes equipped with a certified touch-and-go helicopter pad with fueling, as well as six large guest staterooms. Currently listed for sale with IYC, she is asking $34,000,000.
The 46-metre explorer-style superyacht Qing (ex: Mazu) was built at one of China’s top superyacht shipyards, Cheoy Lee, in 2010 and will be making an appearance at Palm Beach this year. Although the vessel changed ownership in 2013, she has retained her original Ron Holland exterior and KCA International interior since then, with up to 10 guests housed on board. Built for long-distance cruising, Qing has a cruising range of 6,600 nm and a maximum speed of 15 knots. Qing was refitted in 2019 and now features a new coat of exterior paint and a new engine room, as well as freshened interiors and serviced mechanical systems. Currently asking $18,500,000, Qing is listed for sale with Camper & Nicholsons.Photo: Baglietto S.p.A. Silver Fox
Finally, rounding off our list of top 10 yachts to see at Palm Beach International Boat Show, we have the newest boat on the list, the 47.6-metre Baglietto Silver Fox. Delivered in 2018 as a Baglietto 48 T-Line model, she has exteriors and interiors by Italian designer Francesco Paszkowski. Silver Fox is powered by twin Caterpillar 2250 HP engines and reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Standout features on board include a large beach club area, a number of al fresco dining spaces, with room for two tenders and two jet skis on the foredeck.
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