If you’re finding the heat wave here a little too unbearable these days, you’re not alone. If you’re dreaming up a dip in the clear, cool azure waters off some exotic, untouched island, you’re not alone either. After all, there are few more luxurious ways to escape the city heat and spend a day at the sea than on a new luxury yacht.
With their sprawling deck spaces, chic interiors, and an armada of water toys, these yachts are easily one of the most exclusive ways to travel the earth in style. Technology plays a bigger factor now than ever before, and it extends beyond being outfitted with the latest gadgets on board to powering the entire yacht.
Spectacular spaces that will easily fit amongst your Instagram squares can also be found on these favourites, so you’ll have no trouble bragging about your weekend escape when you’re back.
Here are the new yachts to set sail on this summer.
Originally built in 1983 by Italian shipyard Perini Navi — which has been long regarded for setting standards in the industry — the La Numero Uno is a newly-refitted 40-metre beauty that sleeps up to 14 guests in its five generously sized rooms.
Inside, the vessel sees timeless finishes that make it an impressive leisure facility, and the master cabin enjoys private access from the main deck and features a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom for convenience. Those seeking an adrenaline rush outside of the boat can hit up the retractable swim platforms on board, as well as the yacht’s wide selection of water sports equipment, including water skis and snorkel gear.
Tesla and NASA aren’t the only ones reaping the environmental benefits of clean energy; Silent Yachts have debuted the first and only ocean-going solar-electric production catamaran in the world, the Silent 55.
Atop the gentle giant are 30 solar panels that work together with Li-ion batteries (much like Tesla’s) that generate enough power for propulsion and living within. Inside, her layout is centred around a shared space that will undoubtedly be the main spot for many a wild night, while the rooms are designed to be ergonomic while allowing as much natural light in as possible.
Designed with elegant proportions despite being a tennis court-sized catamaran, the Lagoon Seventy 7 made her premiere in Singapore earlier this month to much fanfare, especially since she was designed with luxury in mind.
An immense space awaits within, with up to five guest cabins available for use alongside the owner’s suite. The lines between interior and exterior living spaces here are blurred for the ultimate experience while out at sea, more so when the owner’s suite has access to its own private beach to unwind on.
At 38m, San Lorenzo’s SD126 is a flagship model that stands out amongst its fleet for a few noteworthy reasons. Here, entertaining is at the core of its design, where you and 10 guests can enjoy the comfort of five generous staterooms, including a main-deck master room and VIP cabins.
The main saloon also dramatically opens up the interior to the sea below, while a 12-seater dining saloon extends to the deck outside to merge both the indoors and outdoors. A bigger swim deck can also cater to all the sunbathing you could possibly do while out at sea.
At 58.83m, the Seawolf isn’t exactly a compact vessel, which makes it all the more perfect for the adventure of a lifetime. The versatile luxury explorer yacht goes all out when it comes to luxury. Up to 13 guests can be accommodated in five cabins, each outfitted with the sleek wood panelling and the latest tech, including a state-of-the-art AV system for entertainment at night.
Outside, the living area features a wet bar, swimming pool, and jacuzzi besides open air dining spots and sunloungers. Those looking to dip their toes into the waters beneath can also do so with the certified dive instructor on board.