Skip to main content

91: Mogambo

What sets apart the world’s very largest yachts? In the case of the new Nobiskrug Mogambo, certainly, sophistication does. Like it or not, the slightly masculine contemporary décor by Reymond Langton Design using two primary woods (sycamore and ebonized walnut) is nothing short of perfection.


New in 2012

LENGTH: 241ft. 4in. (73.55m)
SHIPYARD: Nobiskrug, Germany
YEAR: 2011

Sophistication is the theme of the new Nobiskrug Mogambo. The slightly masculine contemporary décor by Reymond Langton Design using two primary woods (sycamore and ebonized walnut) is nothing short of perfection. The yacht made a noted debut on the charter market at the Genoa show in May, courtesy of management company Hill Robinson. Even docked stern-to, Mogambo (sistership to the slightly smaller Triple Seven, as well as Siren, Sapphire and the recently launched Graffiti) makes a great statement. A sweep of stairs embraces the large swim platform, laid in teak. The wide steps have just the right height for an easy step up, and an adjustable passerelle by Hydromar takes guests comfortably from the dock to the spacious aft deck. With wide decks and doorways, moving around this yacht is effortless. Once the main-deck doors close with a muted sound, guests plunge into a refined, climate-controlled universe. The two woods (one dark, the other light) provide the basic design dialogue. A few splashes of color, a backlit sandblasted glass wall by dkt Artworks of London, glass sculptures from Czech company Crystal Caviar and paintings commissioned from Ben Lowe of London, add just the right contrast. The large sun deck serves as an outdoor cinema and features a well-equipped, air-conditioned gym that opens to the outdoors. Attractive sail-shaped biminis provide shade as needed to the forward area, equipped with spa tub. The yacht’s indoor cinema allows a fantastic escape from reality, with superb surround sound, sculpted silk carpets and three deliciously large beds facing the screen. Five spacious guest suites (four on the lower deck and a VIP on the bridge deck) offer muted comfort with elegant silk Japanese screens filtering light from the windows. The ondeck master suite has a private office with balcony, and the full-beam bedroom features floor-to-ceiling windows. An undulating bronze motif, which matches the pattern of the deep carpet, conceals a TV. The marble bathroom has a huge spa tub and shower with Dornbracht fixtures that were hand dipped to obtain a custom Champagne tint. The professional bridge is not out of place in this sophisticated environment. It has a minimalist feel with sliding glass panels hiding the instruments that are not in use. With naval architecture by Nobiskrug, Mogambo cruises at 14 to 15 knots, using about 105 gallons an hour at 14 knots and 132 gallons at 15 knots. Top speed is about 17 knots. The yacht has four generators and an immaculate duplex engine room with twin MTU 2,360-hp 16V 4000 M60 diesels engines. While in charter, 19 crewmembers cater to 12 guests.


All photography contained within the Top 100 web pages remain the sole property of their photographers and may not be copied, sold, reused or distributed without the express permission of the owner.