UPCOMING SUPERYACHT TRENDS OF THE 2020s
Written by Georgia Smith
Last updated: 13/01/2020
As each year comes to an end, we like to reminisce about the past 12 months and look ahead to the next 365 days - and even more so when we come to the end of a decade as we are now. It’s the perfect time to finalise New Year’s resolutions and make predictions about what’s going to happen in the future.
Taking into consideration the current state of the yachting industry – and indeed the world – we’ve put together a list of superyacht trends that we expect to see in the 2020s.
New superyacht themes in the 2020s
As we head into the next decade, we predict we will see a variety of new trends arise, from yacht design features to technological improvements.
Yacht interiors will follow in the footsteps of home interiors, jumping on the black-finish-bandwagon. The sleek, minimalistic, black craze erupted in the 2010s, often being paired with white décor, and sometimes a splash of colour. It will give yacht interiors a modern look, while maintaining the all-important luxury factor.
Lighting has become much more than simply illuminating a room. It can now be used to alter atmosphere, entertain or turn an uninteresting home essential into a modern piece of art. Within the 2020s, we see the standard room light as being a thing of the past, with more innovative, whacky light designs coming into fashion. Similar to other superyacht features, ‘different’ styles are becoming vogue.
‘Environmentally friendly’, ‘lowering emissions’, ‘saving our seas’ – these kinds of phrases will become even more frequently-used within the yachting industry, as we progress through the upcoming decade.
In recent years, sustainability has become a crucial consideration as opposed to a ‘trend’. The concern surrounds many business sectors, and individuals, and as people have become more aware of the importance of sustainability, the approach has really started to take off.
Due to the limited number of resources worldwide, it’s essential that yacht designers step-up the search for new materials that can be used to build superyachts.
The concern of marine life and ocean protection has also soared, encouraging various new strategies to produce plastic-free charters, established by designers and engineers with improved technologies, with the aim of reducing the environmental impact of luxury superyachts.
Bigger and better superyachts
We expect to see the first 1,000-foot superyacht, vessels reaching new top speeds and maybe even the first ever golden yacht – for real this time!
Current biggest superyachts in the world
Some of the current largest superyachts in the world include:
Each of the above vessels reach a whopping 500+ feet; in the next ten years we could witness these numbers double!
Fastest yachts in the world
While yachts aren’t renowned for their speed, the pace of these vessels is pretty impressive. Similar to yacht size, we predict that throughout the next decade we will see the delivery of a yacht with the capability to reach even higher speeds.
During the 2010s, the first ever golden yacht was brought to our attention. Named History Supreme, the vessel was rumoured to have comprised 100,000kg of gold, platinum and jewels, resulting in a price tag of approximately £2.8 billion.
It soon came to light that the astonishing History Supreme was actually just hearsay.
So, the spot for the debut golden superyacht is still up-for-grabs – and we’re confident it’ll happen within the coming ten years. If you want to go down in superyacht history, designing the first-ever golden yacht could be the way forward!
Although some of these predictions may seem fairly far-fetched, a lot can happen in a decade. Watch this space to see how many of these ideas become a reality.
To further reminisce on 2019, check out the top ten biggest superyachts delivered in 2019.