The lure of the sea is unescapable. No one knows why humans desire to explore the oceans and waterways of the world … perhaps it is simply that 70% of our planet is covered by water. Compact Mega Yachts was formed to offer those that dream, a means to explore in something different. Something special.

Mega Yachts – huge and ultra-expensive vessels – are a sight to behold and few argue the satisfaction one would have from owning one. CMY believed that the dream life on a Mega Yacht could be brought to reality for more people, yet in a smaller, more practical platform. Thus the basis of our name … Compact Mega Yachts. 

With an ethos of ‘less is more’, CMY set out to create a series of boats to fulfil the dreams of those for whom a traditional Mega Yacht might be out of reach. A set of parameters were put in place at the beginning … striking contemporary design, kind to the environment, maximum comfort, highest possible quality and … importantly … at an affordable price. 



The standard CMY 161 features triple OXE Diesel 300hp outboard motors developed in conjunction with BMW. These outboards give extraordinary economy and low emissions whilst developing a very high level of torque. Through the bite of the stainless-steel propellers, the 900hp generated takes the 161 to around 27 knots at full speed and 24 knots cruising.

It reduces drag by keeping unused engines out of the water. Lower fuel usage and less drag dramatically reduces the consumption and cost of running. It also reduces pollution which, as we know, depletes natures reserves less quickly. One might say … it’s revolutionary. We call it ‘ECO Mode’.

Compact Mega Yachts is pioneering “adaptable powering” by utilising only the number of engines and horsepower required to do the task at hand. Three for top speed, two for Joystick docking, or just the centre engine for casual or long-distance cruising. One engine, ECO mode, gives greater than 2,000-mile range at 7.5 knots using a minimal one litre of fuel per nautical mile.

And any maintenance required is aided by easy access. The front of the engines is accessible when lowered, or with them raised service the gearbox and props from the rear swim platform. If required, engines can be unbolted and easily removed for service, repair or upgrade without any costly deck or interior work.





The beautiful real wood interior of the CMY161 is built in modular units which are lowered into the vessel once complete. This method utilises local skills and craftsmanship to ensure maximum quality, efficiency and accuracy. The interior of the 161 has a spacious, light and airy feel due to the additional volume created by the ‘walk-over’ side decks. The clean lines, spacious and uncluttered styling, gives the overall impression of the comfort and luxury generally associated with larger vessels.




Boatbuilding skills from the locality of Jakobstad in Finland are legendary. Many of the OQS team have honed their skills at Nautor’s Swan or Baltic Yachts, which are located on the same headland within easy walking distance of the OQS factory.