Billionaire Superyacht Showdown: Who's Who In St. Barths For New Years 2023

The megayacht line up is lighter this year following Russian oligarch seizures, but the showdown is still on with many billionaires currently anchored near the tiny Caribbean Island.

Billionaire Superyacht Showdown: Who's Who In St. Barths For New Years 2023

Gustavia, capital of St. Bart's. Corbis via Getty Images

The port of Gustavia is looking a little less crowded this holiday season, without the traditional Russian oligarch superyachts making their annual pilgrimage to the island. Gone this year are notables such as Roman Abramovich and his 553 foot megayacht Eclipse, Victor Rashnikov's 459 foot Ocean Victory, and more. A few of the massive yachts that were not seized by the government are now anchored in locations such as Turkey, Dubai, and the Maldives. The legendary superyacht showdown, started early with several high profile billionaires already anchored outside of Gustavia and neighboring St. Maarten, and Antigua. Many will stay throughout Christmas on the island of Antigua and then party with the traditional fireworks New Years Eve celebration in St Barths. Here is a selection of some of the largest yachts that are in and around St. Barths for the holidays. It is important to note that yachts are often privately chartered during the holidays, so you may never see their wealthy owners. Detailed positions and owner information was sourced by my friends at Marine Traffic and Superyachtfan. Rising Sun yacht AFP via Getty Images RISING SUN (454 feet) Recommended For You123

Owned by billionaire entertainment mogul David Geffen *With 16 guests and 42 crew members, this 82-room superyacht holds a gym, basketball court, a wine cellar, and a two story movie theater.Black Pearl sailing yachtOceanco BLACK PEARL (348 feet)

Owned by the family of the late Russian billionaire Oleg Burlakov

*Accommodating 12 guests, the six-cabin super sailing yacht includes an on-deck Jacuzzi, convertible cinema, and a full beam beach club.Dream superyachtBurgess

DREAM (348 feet)

Owned by Greek shipping magnate George Prokopiou

*Accommodating 12 guests, the seven-cabin yacht includes a gym, sky lounge, cinema

MOONRISE (327 feet)

Owned by billionaire WhatsApp founder Jan KoumChristina O yacht getty

CHRISTINA O (325 feet)

Owned by Irish lawyer Ivor Fitzpatrick. Previously a Canadian anti-submarine frigate converted into a superyacht by Aristotle Onassis

MADSUMMER (312 feet)

Owned by Florida real estate guru Jeffrey Solfer

UNDER 300 feet

AIR (266 feet)

Owned by Italian candy billionaire Augusto Perfetti

CLUB M (131 feet)

Owned by New York Real Estate Miki Naftali

DB9 (171 feet)

Owned by New York Auto Malls, Burger Fi CEO John Rosatti

DRAGONFLY (240 feet)

Owned by Google founder Sergey BrinSuperyacht ExcellenceBurgess

EXCELLENCE (263 feet)

Owned by billionaire car dealer Herb ChambersSuperyacht FLAGBurgess

FLAG (205 feet)

Owned by fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger

GENE MACHINE (180 feet)

Owned by Engineer/Scientist Jonathan Rothberg

KISSES (175 feet)

Owned by Car dealer Norman Braman

LOON (179 feet)

Owned by Minnesota sports magnate Craig Leipold

LUCKY LADY (205 feet)

Owned by General Info Systems Raymond Conrad

LUNA B (217 feet)

Owned by Mining developer Robert Friedland

MOON SAND (182 feet)

Owned by tobacco heir and Hong Kong media magnate Charles Ho Tsu-Kwok

MUCHO MAS (144 feet)

Owned by construction magnate Juan Carlos Mas

NEBULA (224 feet)

Support vessel owned by WhatsApp founder Jan Koum

NENINKA (222 feet)

Owned by Grupo Financiero Interacciones billionaire Carlos Hank Rhon

OLIVIA O (291 feet)

Owned by shipping billionaire Eyal OferPlanet Nine superyachtBurgess

PLANET NINE (240 feet)

Owned by banker Nat Rothschild

POWER PLAY (181 feet)

Second Support vessel owned by WhatsApp founder Jan KoumProject X superyachtBurgess

PROJECT X (288 feet)

Owned by oil and gas magnate Beny Steinmetz

SEVEN SINS (271 feet)

Owned by insurance magnate Hugo Verlinden

SYCARA V (233 feet)

Owned by Auto Group CEO Ray Catena

TRIUMPH (213 feet)

Owned by British retail magnate Chris Dawson

UTOPIA (235 feet)

Owned by UK retail chain The Range CEO Chris Dawson

W (190 feet)

Owned by WeatherTech founder David Macneil

WANDERLUST (278 feet)

Owned by Cambodian real estate developer Yim Leak

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