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Top 100 - Building Giants

This is an industry led by visionaries, powered by rapid advancements in technology, engineering and creativity. Building such iconic creations requires decades of research and development, engaging with the very best talent in the world to push the boundaries of the possible and deliver an owner’s dream. Travel through every step in the process of building a luxury giant, as we leave no stone unturned in our quest to discover what goes into creating such magnificent superyachts. Whether it’s 96,000 horsepower, a window at the bottom of a yacht or 1 million Swarovski crystals in one light fitting, we reveal the intricate details of the world’s finest superyachts.

Runtime

31 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 1

Defining an Icon

It is revealed that, for Burgess’ customers, although size is at the heart of the Top 100 experience, there is so much more to the designation. The largest yachts in the world, we discover, are iconic for the visionary approach, attention to detail and incomparable style that transcends industry standards.

Runtime

9 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 2

The Architecture of Dreams

As we have established, the Top 100 is about more than just size - the caliber of the exterior and interior must match the formidable stature. A glimpse into H2 Design’s prolific studio, which has been responsible for some of the most esteemed Top 100 yachts, reveals how they go about translating unique lifestyle demands into remarkable floating giants.

Runtime

7 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 3

Partnership in Creation

This global shipyard, who are responsible for industry titans such as Project Bravo and Jubilee, explain the collaboration between owner and shipyard from brief to build, and reveal how this intricate partnership leads to ever-more ambitious builds coming to life on the water.

Runtime

5 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 4

Custom Curations

We discuss the importance of customization when it comes to building the largest yachts for an emerging demographic of superyacht owners who demand that their unique lifestyle demands translate onto the water.

Runtime

7 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 5

Breaking Grounds

The pioneers behind Sailing Yacht A explain the pivotal role that they play in evolving the landscape of the Top 100, from trialling new materials to developing sustainable technologies. Not only this, we get an exclusive glimpse into Nobiskrug's latest ground-breaking launch; Artefact as well as their fearless approach to building giants.

Runtime

4 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 6

Pioneering into the Future

Lurssen are another shipyard listening to the demands of owners who are experimental, experiential and driven to innovate, and in this way are proving highly influential in the world of the Top 100. The episode provides an insight into the pioneering culture of Lurssen.

Runtime

6 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 7

Expertise in Execution

Professionals from these two industry leading shipyards shed light on the technical challenges that come with building big, giving a glimpse into the commendable execution, refined approach and attention to detail that goes on behind the scenes.

Runtime

4 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts

Episode 8

An Investment of a Lifetime

Hearing from superyacht captain Peter White and leading brokerage Burgess, we find out what happens once a Top 100 vessel hits the water. The last chapter of “Building Giants” unites the threads of what we have learned in previous episodes, concluding what it means to be onboard a vessel of this stature and calibre.

Runtime

5 mins

Written & Directed by

Ben Roberts