Current trends in the construction of elite superyachts today are going in the direction of increasing the length, more and more exceeding 100 meters and more
Without a doubt, superyachts are a must-have status for billionaires, that one percent of the world’s population, and the perfect way to travel the world.
Luxury yachts have been sailing the world’s seas since the beginning of the 20th century, and from then until today their design and development have gone only in one direction, bigger, better extravagant, and ready for adventure according to the latest trend.
Current trends in the construction of elite superyachts today are moving in the direction of increasing length, more and more exceeding 100 meters and more, and the best example is the world’s longest superyacht “Azzam” launched in 2013, measuring 180 meters owned by the President of the United Arab Emirates, Khalifa bin Zayed al -Najana.
The rich want their floating palaces to serve a purpose as a true research ship crossing the oceans and capable of reaching distant corners.
We are talking about research or “explorer” state-of-the-art megayachts that are less glamorous than traditional, often unusual shapes but are real research laboratories with the ability to navigate more extreme waters.
Among them is the “REV Ocean” research-expedition superyacht that is currently being built. With a projected length of 182.6 meters, it is the largest superyacht currently under construction that will be launched next year. REV Ocean has lecture halls, submarines, and laboratories. Although the REV Ocean is not the first such superyacht, this concept has led to perfection.
Extravagant features are still very important in superyachts, and in terms of design, the best example is the research superyacht “Olivia O”, one of the largest superyachts worth $ 200 million that sailed this year.
The project to build this 88.5-meter-long, anything but ordinary motorized research superyacht began in 2016, and the ship was launched for the first time in 2018. Extremely robust in shape, it is also capable of research missions.