Top 5 biggest superyachts at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2018 in Florida, USA gets under way on 31st October and runs for 5 days showcasing an array of yachts and boats from across the globe.
Held in the self-proclaimed “Yachting Capital of the World” the event in its 59th year covers six monstrous miles of floating docks.
Many visitors will be attending to marvel at the size and splendour of some of the world’s finest superyachts.
We take a look at the five largest vessels making their presence known at this year’s event.
ARETI – 85m LURSSEN
Areti: Greek origin, meaning ‘Virtue’.
This year’s largest yacht on show is Areti – built and engineered in 2017 at the Lurssen yard in Germany. The superyacht is one of the largest in the world but is still significantly smaller than record holder Azzam (180m) which was also constructed by Lurssen.
Winch Design created both the exterior and interior of Areti and the superyacht is described as having “a young and sporty profile.”
Burgess Yachts are the selling agent and have a guide price of $201 million dollars.
Areti boasts 9 staterooms, 7 double staterooms and 1 twin stateroom capable of sleeping 18 guests in total.
ELANDESS – 74m ABEKING AND RASMUSSEN
The 74 m Elandess was completed in 2018 and is the second-largest superyacht that will visit Fort Lauderdale this year.
Built in Germany Elandess is reportedly owned by Travelex founder Sir Lloyd Dorfman and designed by Harrison Eidsgaard Design.
Abeking describe Elandess as “enticing the senses in every possible way.”
Accommodating up to 12 guests and 17 crew the super yacht was reported to cost $100 million dollars.
PARTY GIRL – 63m ICON YACHTS
Party Girl was constructed by Icon Yachts in the Netherlands in 2013 and was previously called Meridan.
The superyacht is about fun and socialising, priding itself on the vast array of activities on-board including four Yamaha Waverunners.
Capable of accommodating 12 guest and 18 crew Party Girl is available for chartering at around $500,000 dollars per week.
The interior was created by Redman Whiteley Dixon and the exterior by Cristiano Gatto Design.
UTOPIA IV – 62m ROSSINAVI
Another 2018-built superyacht making an appearance at Fort Lauderdale this year is the 62m Utopia VI.
Constructed in Viare in Italy by Rossinavi ship yard the superyacht is owned by J.R and Loren Ridinger (owners of Market America).
Rossinavi describes Utopia IV as “being at home cruising the Caribbean and Mediterranean as it is sailing along the coast of Florida.”
The exterior and interior are both designed by Team 4 Design and the vessel accommodates 12 guests in 6 cabins.
Estimates suggest that the superyacht cost around $65 million dollars.
EXCELLENCE V – 60m ABEKING AND RASMUSSEN
Another superyacht amongst the largest attendees from Abeking and Rasmussen.
Excellence V is owned by American entrepreneur Herb Chambers who has entrusted Abeking to construct his superyachts on four consecutive occasions.
The exterior and the interior were designed by Raymond Langton Design with Burgess Yachts (broker) describing Excellence V as “75 metre yacht within 60 metres of intimate perfection.”
Excellence V is available for chartering at around $725,000 dollars per week.