The number of Superyachts that visited the UK in 2022 is a record breaking figure. Despite the United Kingdom and Ireland being non-traditional cruising destinations, over the past year they’ve proven to be quite the yachting hotspots. MGMT’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Upton, says “throughout Winter 2021 and the past year, MGMT yacht agency have received a significant increase in inquiries from yachts whose owners want to explore the West coast of Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, to those wanting to cruise down the sunny Southwest coast, and London.”

As a result of the success of 2022, the UK has established itself as a global Superyacht hub, and 2023 will see the UK continue to rise in popularity.

Take a look at 22 Superyachts that have visited the UK in 2022:

1. M/Y Stardust

Motor Yacht Stardust was spotted docked at Canary Wharf, London, in August 2022. The 62.5m motor yacht was built by Amels in the Netherlands at their Vlissingen shipyard and designed by Tim Heywood. Her top speed is 16 knots. 

Stardust Superyacht In Canary Wharf, London
Image by MGMT Yacht

2. Boardwalk

The 76.5m Motor Yacht Boardwalk blessed her presence on the London Thames in July 2022. She 76.5m. She was built by Feadship in the Netherlands, with an interior styled by design house Amy Halffman. The luxury Superyacht includes an array of onboard entertainment features, such as a beauty salon and a top-of-the-range gym. 

M/Y Boardwalk in London - Superyachts that have visited the UK in 2022

3. Slipstream

CMN built the 60m long Superyacht Slipstream back in 2009. Andrew Winch designed her exterior and interior. On board M/Y Slipstream is six luxurious staterooms to accommodate up to 14 crew members and 12 guests.

M/Y Slipstream at Pendennis Shipyard
Image by Refit International

4. M/Y Global

In 2007, Lurssen Yachts built the 67m M/Y Global. The luxury vessel features a design by Espen Øino and accommodate 12 guests and 18 crew members.

Superyacht Global - One of the 22 Superyachts that have visited the UK in 2022
Image by MGMT Yacht

5. Rahal

46.5m Motor Yacht Rahal was built in 2003 by Feadship at their Netherlands shipyard. The Superyachts exterior and interior design were by Terence Disdale Design, while her architecture was by De Voogt Naval Architects. She can accommodate up to 12 guests and 12 crew members.

Rahal Superyacht
M/Y Rahal docked in Gun Wharf Quay | Image by MGMT Yacht

6. M/Y Moon Sand

Motor yacht Moon Sand made her mark on the London Thames earlier this year. Fairly new to the yachting scene, Lurssen Yachts built the 55.5m vessel in their Germany facility in 2021. The interior of Moon Sand was designed by the English design house Bannenberg & Rowell. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 luxurious suites and holds up to 16 crew members.

Superyachts that have visited the UK in 2022 - M/Y Moon Sand
Image by Bannenberg & Rowell

READ MORE: Q&A With Bannenberg & Rowell Designs, Dickie Bannenberg

7. S/Y Hevea

Hevea is a Sailing Yacht with a length of 31.42m. She was built in 2012 by Southern Wind and features an exterior and interior design by Nauta Yachts S.r.l, while her architectural design is by Farr Yacht Design. The luxury Sailing Yacht can carry up to 8 guests and accommodate up to 5 crew members.

S/Y Hevea moored in Southhampton, UK
Image by MGMT Yacht

8. M/Y Sherpa

The magnificent Sherpa is a 73.6m Motor Yacht built by Feadship in the Netherlands and delivered in 2018. M/Y Sherpa can accommodate up to 13 guests in 7 staterooms, with 22 crew members.

Motor Yacht Sherpa visiting the UK in 2022
Image by MGMT Yacht

9. M/Y Bravo Eugenia

With four nominations and two wins in 2019, Motor Yacht Bravo Eugenia has proven to be a major star in the Superyacht world. The luxury yacht was the winner of the ‘La Belle Classe Explorer Awards’ and ‘The World Yacht Trophies 2019’. She was also a finalist in the Asai Boating award 2019 and the International Superyacht Society Awards 2019.

In winter 2021/2022, she was spotted moored on the London Thames. At a length of 109m and with a gross tonnage of 3,418t, Bravo Eugenia caught the eyes of many in the city. She has a  hybrid engine which means she consumes 30% less fuel than other motor yachts similar to her size. The 109m Motor Yacht can accommodate 30 crew and 14 guests, in 7 suites.

READ MORE: 5 Bravo Eugenia Facts: Who Is Her Owner? What Does She Cost?

Bravo Eugenia - Superyacht that have visited the UK in 2022
Image by Superyacht Times

10. M/Y Pioneer

46.48m M/Y Pioneer was built in the USA by Palmer Johnson and delivered in 1996. The Superyacht was designed by Vripack, who also designed her naval architecture. Meanwhile, her interior was designed by Axel Vervoordt. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, with 9 crew members.

M/Y Pioneer yacht spotted at sunset in the UK
Image by MGMT Yacht

11. M/Y Echo

The 26m M/Y Echo is the Support vessel for M/Y Nebula. The Superyacht was built in Italy by Tecnomar and delivered in 2003. Luca Dini designed her stylish interior. She can accommodate up to 8 guests, with 2 crew members.

ECHO Superyacht docked in the UK
Image by MGMT Yacht

12. M/Y Phoenix

The 40.8m Motor Yacht Phoenix has been captured cruising around different locations in the UK throughout 2022. The yacht was built by Benetti Yachts and delivered in 2021. M/Y Phoenix can accommodate up to 10 guests, in 5 suites and carry up to 9 crew members.

Phoenix Superyacht

13. M/Y Gallant Lady

The luxury 51.2m Motor Yacht Gallant Lady was built in 2007 by Dutch Shipyard Feadship. De Voogt Naval Architects designed the exterior of the yacht, while John Munford designed her interior. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 cabins, and carry 12 crew members.

M/Y Gallant Lady dock in the UK during summer 2022
Image by MGMT Yacht

14. M/Y Lady May

46.22m M/Y Lady May was built by Feadship and delivered in 2014. The exterior and naval architecture for Lady May was designed by Dubois Naval Architects Ltd, while her interior was penned by RWD. She can accommodate 8 crew members and 10 guests.

46m Feadship M/Y Lady May

15. M/Y Avanti

The 74m Superyacht Avanti was spotted in the port city of Portsmouth, on the UK’s South Coast during the Summer of 2022. M/Y Avanti’s builder is Amels, Netherlands, who delivered Superyacht Avanti in 2022. She’s designed to accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 suites, two of which are VIP cabins and can carry up to 19 crew members

Avanti Superyacht next to London Bridge
Image by Superyacht Times

16. M/Y Nebula

Amongst the 22 Superyachts that have visited the UK in 2022 is the 68.3n M/Y Nebula. She was built by Astilleros Armon from Spain, who delivered her in 2022. Her exterior and interior were designed by Kirsten Schwalgien Design, while her naval architecture was designed by Incat Crowther. Nebula can accommodate 8 guests and 10 crew members.

Nebula Superyacht docked in Scotland

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17. M/Y Elysian

66m Superyacht Elysian Visited Scotland in 2022 and docked in James Watt Dock Marina. M/Y Elysian was built by Lurssen in their german shipyard, who worked with the British design house, Reymond Langton to design her interior. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 suites and carries up to 17 crew onboard.

Elysian Superyacht in James Watt Dock, Scotland
Image by MGMT

18. M/Y Gitana

The 48m Motor Yacht Gitana was built by Feadship in the Netherlands and delivered in 1997. Her interior was styled by design house John Munford and her exterior were designed by Guido de Groot Design. The luxury Superyacht can accommodate up to 10 guests in 5 suites and carries up to 9 crew.

M/Y Gitana

19. M/Y Bella Vita

Bella Vita is a 60m motor yacht built by the German shipyard, Lurssen. Her interior styling was completed by Glade Johnson Design. M/Y Bella Vita can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins and 15 crew.

Superyacht Gitana cruising the British Isle
Image by MGMT Yacht

20. M/Y A2

In spring 2022, Motor Yacht A2 arrived at West India Dock in London, UK.  The classic Motor Yacht was built by Feadship in 1983 and underwent a refit at Pendennis Shipyard, Cornwall, in 2012. 47m Superyacht A2 accommodates 12 guests in 6 suites, one being a VIP cabin, and carries up to 9 crew members. 

Yacht A2 Spotted in Scotland
Image by M/Y A2 via MGMT Yacht

21. M/Y Marala

58m 1997  M/Y Marala visited the UK in 2021, and completed a refit at Pendennis Shipyard, before being delivered to her owner in 2022.  The 58m Motor Yacht was built by Camper and Nicholsons in Southampton, UK. She can carry up to 18 crew members, and 13 guests.

Marala Superyacht under went a refit at Pendennis Shipyard in the UK
Image by Pendennis Yachts

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22. S/Y EOS

92.93m Sailing Yacht Eos was built by Lurssen Yachts in Germany at their Bremen shipyard in 2006. The S/Y’s interior is styled by the design house Francois Catroux. She can carry a whopping number of 21 crew and 16 guests.

Sailing Yacht EOS visited the UK in 2022

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