If you’re like us, you loved to dress up on Halloween. It was fun thinking of not just what we wanted to be, but also how we’d dress the part. In a sense, superyacht ownership is similar. It’s fun to think of what type and length of yacht you want. And, it’s certainly enjoyable to pick the name, and choose what each area onboard will look like. In the spirit (see what we did there?) of combining our love of Halloween and our love of yachts, here are a few spooky superyacht names and even some superyacht builder names.
BlackCat 30. This 99’7” (30.4-meter) sailing catamaran is the first project from a relatively new brand of high-performance catamarans. BlackCat Superyachts is a joint venture between McConnaghy Boats and Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. The BlackCat 30 has an open-plan main deck (below) and accommodations for eight in six staterooms and should cruise at a more-than-respectable 20 knots.
Ghost. Apparently apparitions are popular in the yachting world, since a few owners over the years have chosen this spooky superyacht name. For instance, a 122-foot (37.3-meter) Vitters sailing yacht bore the name. Ghost was also the name of a—coincidentally—same-size motoryacht from Majesty Yachts, although technically her owner chose Ghost II. Furthermore, Ghost Yachts is a brand dating back a few years.
Project Witchcraft. This is the code name for an Amels 60 currently in build. Expected for delivery in 2022, the 197-footer (top) is the second Amels 60, in fact. Unfortunately, we don’t know why the owners chose this particular project name. We also don’t know much about what design elements will be onboard, at least at this point. Regardless, styling is by Espen Øino.
Pumpkin. Well, it may not exactly be a spooky superyacht name, but Pumpkin still fits the Halloween theme. She became the ninth hull in the Mangusta 165 series, delivered in 2014. Incidentally, that series is one of the most successful for the Mangusta brand, seeing more than a dozen deliveries.