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The Most In-Demand Superyacht Category of 2022


Following the publication of Boat International’s Global Order Book 2022, one category of new-build vessels has seen a higher increase in demand than any other category of superyacht – find out more.


Each year, the market for new-build vessels changes according to global trends and client demands. This year, we have seen a positive uplift, with 1,024 projects in build or on order – marking an increase of 24.7 per cent on last year’s figure of 821. 

According to the statistics published in Boat International’s Global Order Book 2022, one of the leading categories of new-build superyachts on order is explorer yachts, which are built more rugged to withstand adverse weather conditions in remote locations including Patagonia, Southern America and the Arctic. Many of these vessels have the capacity to carry submarines, offroad vehicles and other specialized research equipment. 

Up until now, 2022 has seen ‘85 explorer yachts on order, which is an increase of 32% on 2021, and 55% compared to the 2015-2019 average – making this sector the largest increase than any other category.’ – Boat International. 

Since the pandemic, and increased number of superyacht owners are looking for a bit more adventure in remote destinations and, as a result, explorer yachts have grown increasingly popular. 


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