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The HMY Britannia


The Royal Yacht Britannia | Leith, Scotland

Play North...

Check out this fantastic drone video of one of the world's most famous yachts, compliments of Play North.  It's the HMY Britannia, which was the official yacht of the English Royal Family from 1953 to 1997.  Famously, the ship transported Queen Elizabeth through the newly-opened St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 to Chicago. Even more famously, in 1981 the Britannia took Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana on their honeymoon.  The ship is now docked at the port of Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it's open to visitors.

Lürssen-Built Yacht Opera



Mali Sokol...

AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Mali Sokol brings us this rare aerial footage of one of the world's largest yachts cruising Croatia's Dalmatian Coast on the Adriatic Sea.  Launched in 2023 and built by the German yachtmaker Lürssen, the Opera has an overall length of 480 ft. (146 m).  One of the dozen largest private yachts afloat as of 2023, it's valued at around US $450 million.  The Opera displaces an incredible 12.5k gross tons, and its six giant Wärtsilä engines permit it to reach speeds of up to 25 knots (29 mph, 46 km/h).     

Superyacht OASIS on the Amalfi Coast


Superyacht Oasis on Italy's Amalfi Coast (2016)


This drone video of a VERY high-end power yacht will get your attention.  Mrinab was able to get a drone over the superyacht OASIS as it was cruising off of Italy's Amalfi coast.  With multiple sundecks, sophisticated communications gear, and a giant collapsable slide, this watercraft strains the definition of the word "boat".  Prepare to be dazzled by the epic views of this stunning white boat as it plies the deep blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, which is an extension of the Mediterranean.

Superyacht Cloudbreak on the Dalmatian Coast



Mali Sokol...

Check out this fantastic drone video of the ultra-luxury yacht "Cloudbreak" moored on Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot Mali Sokol.  Built by the German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, the 75 meter (just under 250 ft.) behemoth is owned by the charter company SuperYachts Monaco.  Its six staterooms can accommodate a dozen guests, who can come and go via helicopter.  With up to 22 crew members, it doesn't come cheap - as of 2020, the weekly rate started at 750k Euros or around USD$900k.  

Yachts in the Hamptons of New York


Yachts of Sag Harbor 2023


Located in the between the two "forks" of Long Island, New York, a bit over 100 mi. (around 175 km) due east of New York City, the quaint village of Sag Harbor (which is actually split between the towns of East Hampton and South Hampton) has evolved into a prime summer getaway for the rich and famous.  In addition to multi-million dollar homes, that means multi-million dollar yachts, and lots of them.  Check out some of the Sag Habor resident and visiting yacht fleet in this excellent drone video by AirVuz contributor HamptonsDrone.  

The Superyacht Excellence


$130M Super Yacht Excellence! P4P 4K!


What does a US $130 million yacht look like?  You can see one by drone in this amazing piece by top AirVuz contributor and drone pilot PO3SMITH.  He managed to use his DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone to film the Excellence cruising through the Cape Cod Canal in Massachusetts.  Launched in 2019, the superyacht has a length of 80 meters or about 265 ft.  Built by german yachtmaker Abeking & Rasmussen, the can accommodate 14 guests with a crew of 20.  The sleek vessel cruises at around 14 knots and has a top speed of 17 knots.  

Yacht Party on Croatia's Zrce Island




Zrce Beach, on the Croatia's northern Adriatic Sea coast, has become a prime spring break destination.  This is a place of DJ’s, yachts, water sports, pool parties, and a few adult beverages later.  Wished you hadn't grown up?  Join the fun and watch it all go down with an exclusive view from above.  Contributor Jantrnkaproductions uses a drone to treat us to a bird's eye view of this Mediterranean party paradise, which is still somewhat less well known than the Dalmatian Coast further south.  

FPV Yacht Chasing in Sardinia


SeaLife Yacht Uncut in Sardinia - Caprera Island


The Italian island of Sardinia is known in part for its legendary yachting scene.  In this amazing first person view (FPV) drone video by top AirVuz contributor, you will follow a 65 foot power yacht as it cruises the waters around northern Sardinia.  The video was filmed around the island of Caprera, a "satellite" which is located just north of the much larger Sardinia.  The yacht is a Moira Model 65, which is made by the Italian shipyard Cantieri di Sarnico.  This video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list.  

Croatia's Yacht Week




Eight strangers gathered together to go aboard the Love Boat for Croatia's famous Yacht Week, and contributor jantrnkaproductions documented the experience with his drone.  The yacht crew was made up of individuals from various corners of the planet, and after one week together at sea, they became one big family.  Watch as they live it up on this stunning yacht cruising the Dalmatian Coast, with fine food and wine, gorgeous sea views, and the start of lifetime friendships.  

The Superyacht Moonrise on the Adriatic



Mali Sokol...

The Dalmatian Coast of Croatia in Southeastern Europe has emerged as one of the world's top yachting playgrounds.  With its historic ports like Split and Dubrovnik, as well as numerous islands, its waters are frequented by some of the world's richest people and their floating behemoths.  In this drone video by Mali Sokol, you'll get a bird's eye view of one of the world's largest yachts: the Moonrise, cruising near Split. The largest ship yet to be launched by Dutch yachtmaker Feadship.  The ship has a length of 100 meters or 328 ft..

Yacht on the French Riviera


Yacht Charter in St. Tropez


Contributor AurelBaud brought a drone along on a yacht cruise on the French Riviera and created this amazing video from the experience.  The video opens with an amazing shot of the legendary port of St. Tropez, which was the port from where the yacht Mangusta 82 was launched. From there, you will follow along like a bird flying over the stunningly beautiful Cote d'Azur, the world's first true  vacation beach spot, and the aquatic activities of the rich and famous who frequent here.  

VanDutch Yacht in Miami


Out for a Spin on the Luxury VanDutch Yacht


VanDutch is one of the newest names in the exclusive world of power yachts.  The Dutch company manufactures yacht lines in the 40, 48, 56, and 75 foot classes.  Naturally enough, one of its largest markets is the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area of southern Florida.  In this first person view (FPV) drone video by AirVuz contributor Nonexistent Jay, you'll be treated to some FPV footage of a VanDutch craft plying the waters of the Gold Coast.  This video was picked for the FPV Pilots to Watch list in November, 2020.   

Artefact Superyacht



Mali Sokol...

AirVuz contributor and pilot Mali Sokol brings us this fantastic drone video of a superyacht floating in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Split, Croatia.  It's called the Artefact, and it was launched in 2020 by the German shipyard Nobiskrug.  The US $150 million vessel is about 265 ft. long (80 m) and can accommodate a dozen guests as well as 24 crew members.  Powered by two Caterpillar turbines, the Artefact has a range of 6k nautical miles and incorporates a number of environmentally progessive features.  

More Yacht Week from Croatia




Croatia's Yacht Week has become one of the most important annual events in the rarefied world of international yachting.  It's actually one of a half dozen or so Yacht Weeks held around the world.  The Croatian version, which is the largest in Europe, is basically a seven day floating party along the country's famed Dalmatian Coast in the Adriatic Sea.  Contributor Jantrnkaproductions used a combination of ground camera and drone footage to record the festivities in the Summer of 2018.

Dilbar by FPV: World's Largest Yacht


Worlds Largest Mega Yacht "Dilbar" - DS Aerial Video Productions

DS Aerial...

It's less than 30 seconds but this first person view (FPV) video of one of the world's largest yachts by AirVuz contributor DS Aerial Video Productions will blow you away.  He managed to use an FPV-equipped racing drone to film the Dilbar, which was built by the German shipyard Lürssen and launched in 2015.  This beast is 156 meters long (about 512 ft.), with a 24 meter beam (79 ft.) and a 6 meter draft (about 20 ft.).  Displacing almost 16k gross tons, it's believed to be the sixth-largest yacht in the world by volume as of 2020.



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