LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS
The definition of a superyacht often depends on whom you talk to. In general, it is defined as a privately-owned luxury vessel (sailing or power) longer than 24 metres (78’) that has a permanent, full-time crew.
Superyachts come in all shapes and sizes. From famous vessels like the mid-20th century Christina O (owned by Aristotle Onassis) measuring in at 99 metres (324’), to Roman Abramovich’s Eclipse, one of the largest superyachts in the world at 162.5 metres (533’), or the 90 metre (295’) Athena, one of the largest sailing yachts in the world, there are some dazzling vessels out there. The number of superyachts in existence around the world is a debatable figure, but is somewhere between 5,000 and 7,000 vessels.
Superyachts generally have full-time crew. The crew positions range from skipper, deckhand, stewardess, chef and engineer to helicopter pilot, beautician, personal trainer, dive instructor and more. They are there to ensure the very highest of attentive service whether having lunch, a massage or using the multitude of aquatic toys. Lifting a finger will not be required when a guest onboard a superyacht!