1. Lurssen unveils new 130m+ yacht


Four days after launching 123m Project Jupiter, Lurssen has revealed another spectacular superyacht. Measuring approximately 135m, the vessel was seen being moved into the German shipyard’s facility near Bremen. 




In June 2015 it was announced that yet another superyacht with a name inspired by a James Bond movie would be built, the 66-meter Spectre. The order for the vessel was placed by American businessman, John Staluppi as the owner's 7th yacht.




Dutch Yachting has shared the photos from Oceanco's facility in Alblasserdam, with the two new yachts moored together. Y712 sailing yacht hit the water for the first time at the Keppel Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam in September. Nuvolari Lenard Design is responsible for both the exterior and interior design and Oceanco & Dykstra Naval Architects for the naval architecture. As for the Y715, she measures 88.5m and has her exterior designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. With a beam of 14.2m and a draft of 3.9m, the superyacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. 




The number of yachts over 80 meters has sharply increased over the past few decades and, with Lurssen launching 3 megayachts over 100 meters in under a week, it seems we have now entered into the golden age of megayachts. In the past week, Germany-based Lurssen has launched the 123-meter Project Jupiter, the 111-meter Project TIS and an unknown 130m+ superyacht.  Dutch-based, Oceanco have recently launched a new 88.5-meter superyacht and have completed a 106-meter sailing yacht which are now moored together at their Alblasserdam facility. The shipyard is also working on the 110-meter Project Jubilee, which is scheduled to become the largest yacht built in the Netherlands upon its delivery. Turquoise Yachts is also working on a megayacht of its own with a 77-meter as well as a 66-meter already in construction. Turkey-based, Dunya Yachts are also building 100m Project Blade for the owner of Axioma.




Istanbul-based shipyard Bilgin has secured the build of its second 80m Bilgin 263 superyacht. Destined for a repeat client, she is the biggest boat to be built in Turkey. The superyacht will be powered with two MTU 16V 4000 M63R engines, which are scheduled to be delivered this month. The Bilgin 263 series was designed and engineered by Unique Yacht Design whilst the interior was once again entrusted to the talent of H2 Yacht Design studio. 




Arguably the main yachting event in the United States and a suitable finish line for what the superyacht industry refers to as boat show season, the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to start today for 4 days of yacht-hopping and cocktail parties. Here's what you should look out for this year.  TV, the 78-meter Lurssen built in 2008 as Madsummer, will be the largest superyacht to attend the show this year, boasting a price tag of €92,000,000 following her €38 million price reduction back in July. The 63-meter Lady Lola and the 62.5-meter Party Girl will also be amongst the largest yachts at the FLIBS show.



Photo by John Anthony/Fairfax NZ

Nzherald.co.nz reports that superyacht Senses, owned by Google co-founder Larry Page, is back in Auckland, New Zealand. Measuring 59m, the vessel is believed to be undergoing more work following a major refit in the city last summer. 




The Italian Sea Group has announced the sale of a Tecnomar EVO 115 to a customer in Far East Asia. This project is the first destined for the region, which makes it even more significant. The 35m yacht will be built at the shipyard’s facility in Marina di Carrara, Italy. The first EVO 115 will feature interiors and exteriors specially conceived for the Asian and Chinese market.




It's been a busy week for the German shipyard: a few days after launching 123m Project Jupiter, unveiling new 130m+ superyacht and having the Blohm+Voss yard purchase approved, Lürssen reveals another superyacht - 111m Project TIS. Although the details about the project remain scarce, it is confirmed that British studio Winch Design is responsible for her exterior and interior spaces. TIS has 6 decks and a beam of 16.8m. Lürssen reported that the technical launch of this secretive project took place on October 19th, 2016, coming 11 months after the keel was laid.




Our colleagues from Dutch Yachting report that the transport of Y715 from Oceanco’s shipyard in Alblasserdam to Keppel Verolme in the Botlek took place on October 30th. The newly launched 88.5m yacht, which was transported on a barge and assisted by tugs Broedertrouw II and XIV of Koninklijke Van der Wees Transport Groep, is expected to be lowered into the water tomorrow to return at the shipyard soon afterwards for her final fitting out. 

Latest News

Riva’s New Flagship 68’ Diable Launched
The new Riva’s flagship entered the water on Lake Iseo. Riva 68’ Diable forged in the storied Sarnico shipyard and scheduled to make its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. The brainchild of Mauro Micheli, founder with Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, working in partnership with the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Group Engineering Department, this yacht revolutionises the open concept, incorporating exciting technological and functional design innovations that elevate liveability and comfort on board to their maximum level. The innovative built-in hard top is one of the stand-out new features of this yacht. This solution protects and shelters the central areas of the yacht, including the dining area and the helm station on the main deck. The result is total coverage and maximum comfort, without sacrificing the enjoyment and sportiness of an open yacht with a top speed of 40 knots.Another interesting functional design feature is the sunroof that can be opened in two directions (forwards and reverse) for maximum liveability and comfort on the move. The layout of the lower deck features three cabins for six guests, arranged around an open space containing a galley and a dinette for versatility and convenience. The master cabin is amidships, with the twin cabin with single beds to port and the VIP forward.“Riva 68’ Diable is the irresistible temptation to which every Riva owner and fan can’t wait to succumb. It looks like a design from the future, but is also a fantastic journey through Riva’s hallmark style and sophisticated detailing,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “An unrivalled mix of innovation and masterful hand craftsmanship, it offers outstanding performance and unparalleled comfort. I understand the enthusiasm generated around this incredible boat and it gives me immense pleasure.”Riva 68’ Diable will make its official debut in a world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, in September 2021, after which it will move on to the Genoa Boat Show.Riva is part of the Ferretti Group. This Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Credits: Riva
Sanlorenzo Announced Sale of the Second Hull of the 57Steel
The second hull of the new Sanlorenzo 57Steel was sold in collaboration with the French broker Fraser. The 56.7m superyacht with five decks and a tonnage of 1050 GT, has the exterior from Studio Zuccon International Project. The studio is known for creating vessels with functional and lifestyle features normally found on boats of larger sizes. A straight bow gives the yacht a great character, her contemporary lines of extremely clean form, she has a perfect balance between volumes and proportions. The interior will be made by Piero Lissoni. Her layout is untraditional – the wheelhouse has been relocated from the upper deck forward to its own dedicated deck. The owner's cabin is located on the upper deck, a 54 sq. m space overlooking the very large owner deck, a private deck from which to enjoy an exclusive view of the sea’s infinity. The new layout has also made it possible to create a spacious full-beam VIP cabin forward of the main deck that can be used as a second owner's cabin. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins. One of the great features is an extraordinary 110 sq. m beach area, created by opening hatches on three sides which become small beaches on the water's edge, illuminated by the transparent-bottomed swimming pool on the main deck. The decision to place the garage at the bow made it possible to create a large space equipped to accommodate tenders of up to 7.5 meters and numerous toys. The yacht will be delivered in June of 2023. Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60m to 62m in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
Codecasa F77 Moved to the Viareggio Facility for Outfitting
Codecasa Shipyards has moved the new Codecasa 43 – Hull F77 from the production site in the Darsena dei Navicelli in Pisa to the Viareggio facility, where the outfitting and finishing of the yacht will be completed for a delivery scheduled in Summer 2022. The totally custom-made full displacement yacht with steel hull and aluminium superstructure was designed by Codecasa Shipyards in-house technical staff.The 43m yacht has a typical vertical bow, clean and essential profile and big windows. The internal volumes are just below 500 GRT, the remarkable exterior spaces, with a clean and elegant line, can ensure the best comfort and privacy.With two Caterpillar 3512C main engines (1.650 HP at 1.800 rpm) she will be able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots at light displacement and a range of 4.000 nautical miles at 11 knots cruising speed. Codecasa Shipyards was established in Viareggio in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa. Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort. The shipyard is known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.Credits: Codecasa
Royal Huisman Launched 58m Phi
Phi launched at Royal Huisman’s newbuild facility in Vollenhove, The Netherlands. Phi’s overall length is 58.5m developed and constructed below 500GT, she is by far the longest motoryacht in this category, based on current Classification rules. Phi’s general concept, exterior design and interior layout were made by Cor D. Rover, whereas Naval architecture was done by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Lawson Robb is the author of interior design.Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Royal Huisman
Azimut 68 Joins the Azimut Yachts Flybridge Collection
The newest model in the Flybridge Collection is the Azimut 68. The shipyard is offering the new Azimut 68 with three possible main deck configurations, plus a multifunctional area, each with a particular lifestyle in mind.In the first layout called Lanterna, an elegant living area is located by the main deck entrance, with the galley tucked away behind an innovative surface of ribbed wood and plexiglass. For owners who are seeking a more convivial layout, the open galley version is the ideal solution. The galley is in a discreet location towards the bow, but opens directly into the dining area, which can also be converted into a second lounge zone.For a slightly less formal layout, the aft galley arrangement is situated to readily serve indoors and more often outdoors, while keeping the cook connected with the entire social area. The dining is found immediately across from the galley as you enter from the cockpit, creating a relaxed flow, which leads to the living area forward.Each main deck option has been tastefully integrated into the overall design to complete a stunning yacht. Exterior designer Alberto Mancini penned the Azimut 68 as a further renewal of his characteristic style, sculpting the surfaces to achieve a sporty and modern design, an approach more commonly seen in sports car design. The interiors are designed by Achille Salvagni. He also designed the exterior furniture.Below deck, four cabins and three bathrooms accommodate up to eight guests, with a separate area for one or two crew members.The propulsion package of twin Volvo IPS 1350 pods carries the Azimut 68 up to a brisk maximum speed of 32 knots. <iframe width=560 height=315 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/3gwy8QJ6htc title=YouTube video player frameborder=0 allow=accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture allowfullscreen></iframe>Azimut Yachts is an Azimut Benetti Group brand. With its Atlantis, Magellano Flybridge, S, Verve and Grande collections, it offers the widest range of 34- to 125-foot yachts.Credits: Azimut Yachts