By Jacquelyn Elliott
The sales of super yachts have increased significantly this year. While growing in popularity, revolutionary developments have been made to the super yacht experience.
From state-of-the-art amenities, impressive innovative technology, and off-grid solitude, super yachts continue to advance and provide an unparalleled level of privacy and luxury that cannot be matched.
Let’s delve into the latest trends observed on super yachts this summer.
While at-sea experiences used to be exclusively for holidays and vacations, many stay aboard for everyday living. Not a single luxury is left behind, as there is nothing you can not do on board.
A recent yacht report explains that this summer, “saunas, cryotherapy chambers, hammams, steam rooms, resistance swimming pools, massage tables, meditation rooms, and personal gyms are now all the rage.”
Conveniently, super yachts offer the amenity to WFY or work from yacht. As remote work transitions to the new norm, super yachts provide the privacy and capability to work efficiently.
To keep up with the demands of everyday life, super yachts encompass “lightning-fast WiFi, acoustic privacy, larger bespoke desks, and integrated computer systems that allow them to perform 99% of their work functions perfectly well at sea.” What more could you need?
In 2023, sustainability is a prominent trend aboard super yachts. Extravagance is sustainable and recycled materials are the new concept of luxury.
Looking back, in 2022, there were a total of 6 super yachts with hybrid engines. Reports show that sustainability at sea includes “synthetic teak decking and faux leather upholstery cutting the carbon and animal footprint of each craft.”
Also trending is a growing movement “in which yacht owners are offering financial support to conservation directives, not least as more and more of them are heading off-grid to beautiful, delicate ecosystems themselves, and realizing the true fragility of the oceans.”
These trends are just the beginning. Startups in the industry tease plans to enhance the sailing experience.
The Yacht Sentinel plans to introduce innovative technology that will enable captains and crew members to monitor all the vital metrics in real-time, such as fluid levels, power, solar panels, batteries, engines, and maintenance.
Yacht shows will soon present virtual reality with immersive, realistic Metaverse tours of potential builds and future projects. Customers will be able to experience the thrill of sailing in a whole new way.
Exciting developments are promised for the future of super yachts creating countless opportunities for growth and innovation. What at-sea amenity would you like to see next?