A New Way To Measure Which Yacht Is the Biggest
In the world of megayachts the race to be the biggest is generally defined by one thing, length. While the length of yachts is often disputed (especially right around the time Power Boat & Motor Yacht launches their list of the biggest yachts each year), it is not generally argued that length might be an inaccurate measure of which yachts are biggest. The writers and editors of The Yacht Report have decided that length is a one-dimensional measure of yacht size and that two yachts of equal length might seem quite different in size from the inside. Their measure of size, and the way they have ordered the 2008 Yacht Report, is to list the yachts by gross tonnage. I haven't seen the list yet so I don't know how much this system changes the list of the world's biggest yachts but it certainly is an interesting new twist on the age-old size debate.