Top Five Cool Italian Superyachts

Italy is home to some of the best builders of superyachts

Many superyachts are built in Germany or The Nederlands, but Italy is home of some of the coolest yachts around. Here are a few of them.

1. Ocean Victory

This 140m megayacht is the largest vessel of this kind built in Italy. She was built by Fincantieri at the Muggiano shipyard and was delivered in 2014. The owner is rumoured to be a Russian billionaire. This luxury vessel's sophisticated exterior design and engineering are the work of Espen Oeino. The yacht's interior has been designed by Alberto Pinto.

The superyacht can accommodate 26 guests in 13 cabins. She also needs a crew of 50 staff. Ocean Victory features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks.

Power is provided by a pair of 3,400 hp diesel engines. Maximum speed is 25 knots, but she cruises comfortably at 18 knots. Among the amenities, we can find six swimming pools, an underwater observation room, helipad and helicopter hangar.

2. Chopi Chopi

The 80m superyacht was custom built by CRN shipyard in Ancona, Italy. It has a dizzy name, Chopi Chopi, but the steel hull it's as stable as any other modern yacht. In fact, Chopi Chopi is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience underway. The yacht's interior has been designed by Laura Sessa Romboli and has exterior styling by Zuccon International Project.

Chopi Chopi can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins, including the owner suite. The staff is made of 30 people. Chopi Chopi has a cruising speed of 15 knots, and a maximum speed of 16 knots. Power is provided by a pair of 2,680 hp Caterpillar diesel engines.

3. The Maltese Falcon

This is a true impressive vessel. Named The Maltese Flacon, it's an 88m sailing ship. She was built in 2006 by Perini Navi and uses a revolutionary sailing system named 'the Falcon Rig'. At the time of the launch, it was the first of its kind to be seen on the market.

The luxurious interior offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across six cabins. Her spacious saloon is a fine place for social gathering and relaxation, plus a formal dining area comfortably sits 12. On deck, further options for al fresco dining are offered or for fun in the sun, try some of her watertoys which include jetskis, stand up paddle boards and scuba diving equipment.

Along the sails, The Maltese Falcon also relies on a couple of 1,500 hp Deutz engines. She can cruise at 16 knots.

4. Moonraker

Moonraker has a name fit for a James Bond villain. This powerful yacht is a 50m Mangusta 165 Open built in 2014 by Overmarine.

She can sleep up to ten guests in four cabins, including a master suite.

The yachr is built with a GRP hull and GRP superstructure. With a cruising speed of 30 knots, a maximum speed of 40 knots and a range of 590nm from her 40,000 litre fuel tanks, she is an almost perfect combination of performance and luxury.

5. Cacos V

This impressive 40m Italian superyacht was built in 2013 by Tecnomar. The sophisticated exterior lines are the work of Luca Dini Design. The interior design is by Admiral Yachts.

Cacos V can accommodate up to 11 guests in five cabins including a master suite. She also needs a crew of nine to operate. Cacos V has a lot of leisure and entertainment facilities that make her ideal for socializing with family and friends.

She is built with Aluminium hull and superstructure. This semi custom Impero 40 semi-displacement yacht is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilization system which reduces roll motion effect. Cacos V has a cruising speed of 17 knots, a maximum speed of 21 knots and a range of 2,500nm from her 50,000 fuel tanks.