The ClubSwan 125 Skorpios is the world’s fastest yacht. Built by the Allisteros Bazan yard in Spain, the yacht reaches a top speed of 70.1 knots. It features three Rolls-Royce 6,700hp gas turbines and two 1,280hp MAN engines. The yacht also serves as the royal yacht of Spain’s King Juan Carlos. Its length is 41.5 meters, and its mast reaches a height of 175 feet. At that speed, it can cruise more than 1,800 nautical miles.
The first superyacht to reach 50 knots was the Octopussy, delivered to its owner in 1988. It has since changed hands several times and has become a charter vessel. It has since undergone upgrades to make it more comfortable for its guests and offer more amenities. Although it has slowed down considerably from its previous speeds, the Octopussy is still a great yacht to charter.
It can reach a top speed of 100 knots even when the conditions are unfavorable. It has a fuel capacity of 250 gallons and can accommodate four people. In addition to these features, it also has a spacious interior, which makes it ideal for entertaining. It also has a formal dining room and a deck with plenty of seating.
While most people don’t associate yachts with speed on water, yacht owners are going to great lengths to beat the competition. For instance, the four-hundred-foot Fortuna is one-fourth the size of the Azzam and clocks in at 52 knots. A similar sized yacht is Eclipse, which is 536 feet.