As we dive full-bore into 2019, I am going to do a different kind of countdown. After compiling, tallying, and deciphering all sorts of numbers, here I present Robb Report readers’ favorite yacht stories from 2018.
Having roamed the docks at the annual yacht shows and read all of the press releases for new concepts and recent launches, I find it interesting to see what type of yacht draws readers in. From fast planing yachts to sophisticated sailing yachts, beefy outboard boats and submersible superyachts, Robb Report readers clicked them all.
I start the countdown with number 7, because I am feeling lucky as I gather these yacht stories up. How many of these have you already read?
No. 7: Tankoa Yachts S533 Saetta
Tankoa Yachts’ S533 Saetta Gets You There in a Flash
The new 174-foot planing superyacht from Tankoa maxes out at 28 knots.
No. 6: Swan 98
Make a Swan 98 Sailing Yacht Your Own
Last spring, Finnish yacht builder Nautor’s Swan introduced its high-performance Swan 98 sailing yacht, a member of its Maxi Swan line. Customize as needed.
No. 5: Vripack Maharani
Step Inside Vripack’s Beautiful Disruptor
The 164-foot superyacht Maharani is as unconventional as a 50-meter yacht gets. Modeled after a Fifth Avenue loft, the open-plan interior and large windows give the yacht an elegant layered sense that is otherwise non-existent for boats this size.
No. 4: HCB Estrella
The Transition from Fishing Boat to Yacht Is Complete
HCB’s Estrella is the world’s largest outboard-powered yacht, with more than 3,000 horsepower on the transom.
No. 3: Migaloo M5
This Superyacht Is Submersible
Migaloo’s 443-foot M5 takes you and 11 of your best friends deep under the sea.
No. 2: Anvera 48
The Anvera 48 Might Be the Ultimate Tender
The high-tech Anvera 48 transforms from sleek sport boat to sunny swim platform.
No. 1: Royal Huisman Ngoni
Step Aboard One of the Largest Sailing Yachts in the World
Royal Huisman released never-before-seen photos of the 190-foot sailing yacht Ngoni.