As 2016 is coming to an end, we are presenting the top 10 superyacht concepts of the year. Here is the list of the most-talked about designs, created in order of descending length.
1. 190m L'amage
L’amage, one of the largest luxury superyacht projects in the world, is the latest work from the visionary designer H.Bekradi from HBD Studios. L’Amage measures 190 meters of overall length & 28.6 meters in width, a passenger capacity of 28 guests, 14 staterooms plus a private apartment for the owner, and 70 crew members. Using one of the most advanced propulsion technologies available in the maritime industry called CODAG (combination of diesel engines & gas turbines) together with controllable-pitch propellers this superyacht can reach a top speed of 32 knots thanks to the 95000hp generated by its 2 diesel engine running together with 2 gas turbines.
2. 150m Shaddai
The 150m Shaddai comes from the mind of Gabriele Teruzzi, an Italian yacht designer who previously worked on the Oceano 42 Mangusta at AM Yacht Design. His latest superyacht concept focuses on providing a unique viewpoint to her owner and guests.
The owner's cabin is located at a height of 38 meters, far above the rest of the yacht. The owner's area comes complete with a large terrace and an infinity pool situated on the edge of the top deck. A second infinity pool is located below and intended for guests. A 300 square meter beach club is closely connected to the second pool and comes complete with fold-out balconies.
UK-based designer Andy Waugh has presented his latest superyacht concept Epiphany in May 2016. Measuring 130m, the vessel features a unique silhouette and a bold exterior. The owner’s deck is vast with stateroom featuring an increased ceiling height with skylights and open views towards a private foredeck with seating areas and a Jacuzzi. Aft on this deck there is an owner’s private cinema as well as an office with space adjacent for personal assistants or important staff members. Below the owner’s deck is a unique ‘VIP deck’ housing 4 huge cabins each with private balconies. Other alluring features include a cinema and gaming area as well as a fully equipped gym and spa. The main bar opens up onto the aft deck accommodating al fresco dining area.
Australian superyacht specialists Echo Yachts has teamed up with Sorgiovanni Design and One2three Naval Architects to create 120m trimaran concept. The trimaran's alluring amenities include rotating master stateroom section, private owners outdoor entertaining zone with a swimming pool, both indoor and outdoor dining settings for 26 guests, large indoor cinema, glass central passenger lift, fully appointed gym and spa, sundeck helipad, foredeck touch & go helipad, sundeck Jacuzzi, transformer sea stair and bathing platform and forward tender garage enclosed with gull wing style hull doors.
Fincantieri has teamed up with one of the world's most esteemed yacht designers Horacio Bozzo to create the 120-metre megayacht concept Private Bay. Exterior relaxation spaces are plentiful, with two large Jacuzzi’s, one on the foredeck and one on the sun deck, both surrounded with large sunpads and relaxation areas. Back aft, the open beach club concept is a unique feature that includes a 160m2 lounge area with side openable windows, alfresco cinema, and a huge sea level pool with bar. There are also submergible stairs, a platform for gentle access to the ocean, and a generous swim-platform for easy boarding of water toys. On the inside, this multihull megayacht boasts a voluminous interior totaling 5,400 gross tonnes – more than enough room to host 18 guests and a crew of 31. The project has six decks with a 17.7-metre beam and 4.25-metre draft.
6. 110m Halycon
New York-based Gill Schmid Design have introduced their newest superyacht concept, the 110m Halycon. Amongst the concept's most alluring features are also her two glass-bottom, swimming pools. The largest of the two is located on the main deck whilst the second is located aft of the upper deck with a waterfall flowing between the two levels. A glass door around the main deck further encapsulates this immense pool area. Halycon's garage is designed to host two 10m tenders, an icon aircraft, multiple water toys and to still have enough space to carry a submarine. Able to carry a crew of 37, the concept could accommodate 18 guests in 1 owner's suite and 8 guest cabins.
7. 110m Shy
Italy based designers behind 85m St. Princess Olga, Star concept and M/Y A logo have presented SHY superyacht concept at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Information about the project remains scarce but it is confirmed that the concept will have 110m LOA. Lightweight and translucent, the superyacht has no visible horizontal deck spaces outside. According to the designers, that's how they see the way to express a feeling of privacy from outside which doesn't compromise panoramic views from inside.
The concept is based on a classic 108m mono hull design with the unique combination of elegance and modernity of Scandinavian design. An elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern are contributing a complete new and exciting experience on board. The multifunctional space of the grand hall gives an unprecedented view and contact with the surrounding nature.
NaoYacht D&E presents a transformed version of its 80m superyacht concept Sensations. Named Sensations II, she measures 105m, has a beam of 14.5m and a draft of 4m. Her alluring amenities include two dining rooms, one saloon that can be converted into a cinema, a bar/coffee area, a gaming area, a gym and a SPA with the massage area and relaxation rooms. A large 8×4m swimming pool can be found aft on the main deck and is able to be converted into a helipad when required.
10. 80m Zen
80m superyacht Zen is the result of a close cooperation of two longtime partners in the yachting world, Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards. She has unique features for 80 meter yacht. The new approach starts with a deliberate evaluation of a ship’s internal volume. As a result, Zen concentrates all the owner’s spaces at only two decks. All of the yacht’s furnishings are custom designed by Sinot and produced by the best craftsmen. The balanced application of dark wood, soft chenille fabrics, 100% Dull silk carpets and bronzes with a variety of patinas, the use of tadelakt plaster on the ceiling and natural materials, such as split sandstone and teak, on the other ceiling areas and deck creates balance and unity between the different elements.
Hull No. 10238 was launched yesterday during a private ceremony. This yacht became the first T52 with a hybrid propulsion system that will allow it to choose a more efficient cruising mode, curbing both consumption and environmental impact. When cruising in electric diesel mode, the T52 can indeed reach a range of up to 7,600 nautical miles, and remain at anchor up to 10 hours relying on the batteries only. Her two MTU 16V2000M86 engines, however, will also allow her to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 3,600 nautical miles in traditional navigation mode.The exterior was penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design, the interiors were also designed by FPD in cooperation with Margherita Casprini.She features a beach club that develops over three levels, the large pool, that can easily be concealed thanks to an ingenious up-down movable floor that further extends the available deck surface when the pool is not being used. She also features an al fresco lounge, which is situated on the upper deck and a 24-meter-long sundeck. “This is a very much awaited-for moment. Seeing one of our vessels touch the water is always incredibly exciting for us, but when this happens with the first one in a new line, the excitement is even greater. Hull No. 10238 is also the first model in this line to mount a hybrid propulsion system, marking a crucial step also in terms of research and development in our shipyard’s path towards sustainable yachting – a path Baglietto is pursuing with firm determination,” comments Fabio Ermetto, Baglietto’s CCO.Baglietto Spa is an Italian boat builder based in La Spezia specializing in new aluminum light alloy yachts ranging between 35m and 50m in length and steel and light aluminum alloy displacement megayachts starting at 40m.Credits: Baglietto
February 8, 2023
The biennial Swan European Regatta will take place on 19–23 July in the Airisto sea area, and the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will provide the setting for the ashore programme. The regatta is expected to attract a fleet of more than 50 yachts and a large crowd enjoying the show, with the event weekend offering plenty of exciting activities to the visitors in the Forum Marinum area.This event is organized by the City of Turku, Turku Yacht Club, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and Sunborn Events, jointly with Nautor Swan and its sports division, ClubSwan Racing. “I’m glad that Turku can once again host this wonderful maritime event. As the name ‘Swan’ stems from Suomen Joutsen (‘Finnish Swan’), it’s wonderful that Nautor Swan has found a home port for their competition in Turku of all places,” says Minna Arve, Mayor of Turku.The Opening ceremony on July 19th, will unfurl four days dedicated to the love for sailing in the beautiful Baltic archipelago and to fun ashore, with the owners’ dinner on July 21st, the Prize Giving on 22nd and the enchanting Parade of Swans on the final day, as a perfect treat for sailors and spectators alike.“This is the fifth time here and it is an amazing experience for us. Our home in the Baltic is Jakobstad but we feel really at home in Turku and it’s electrifying to see all these sails unfold in the beautiful setting of the Finnish coast. As the Finnish say: “It's sailing in a forest!” says Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. “In these four days, there is the opportunity to come and see Swan yachts representing our entire history and live the true Spirit of Swan”.Nautor’s Swan was founded in 1966 in Pietarsaari, Finland. The builder entered the superyacht market in 1999. Since then, the yard has continued building high-performance sailing yachts in three different lines; ClubSwan, Swan Yachts and Maxi Swan Yachts. Credits: Nautor’s Swan
February 8, 2023
Hylas will present the new M49 at the upcoming 2023 Miami International Boat Show. According to the shipyard, she is a spacious, fuel-efficient, fast, and exceptionally well crafted yacht. The M49 will join her smaller sistership, the M44 as part of Hylas’s power lineup. The M49 was designed in conjunction with New Zealand firm Salthouse. The designer is an exceptionally experienced creator of Down East style vessels, with a well-proven track record of seaworthy, efficient, and stylish boats to their credit. Salthouse hull designs in particular have a strong heritage of commercial-fishing and offshore-angling vessels. The result is a luxurious yacht that provides a comfortable and confidence-inspiring ride. Supremely rugged and capable of withstanding nearly any sea.The M49 features a barbecue, multiple heads option, excellent refrigeration, a full galley with a dinette, and a hydraulic swim platform. A helm station that is best in class with excellent all-round visibility and no blind spots from stem to stern. Further features that will make this yacht stand out from her competition include: an aft galley that’s excellent for entertaining, spacious living areas, a handcrafted wooden interior, two staterooms and two heads, multiple dining tables, an optional washing machine, and twin 370-horsepower Yanmar engines that offer dependable and sporty propulsion.The Queen Long Marine shipyard, founder and owner of the Hylas Yachts brand since 1985, has produced sailboats for over 40 years. Located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the shipyard is equipped with reliable equipment and expert engineering, all while blending comfort and style to meet even the most stringent cruising needs. The design team features renowned naval architects such as Sparkman & Stephens, German Frers, Bill Dixon, and Dean Salthouse. The shipyard is constantly working on new design turn-out, with our most recent range innovation being thanks to collaborations with Zurn Yacht Design (US) and Hot Lab (Italy). Credits: Devin Conway/Hylas Yachts
February 8, 2023
Following the purchase of Mulder’s fourth facility in Enkhuizen in February last year, a team of the Mulder craftspeople was put together to start constructing the seventh hull of the ThirtySix series, which is now well on its way.“Now having entered her typically efficient building time, she was ready to be turned on 3rd February, and the process went off without a hitch,” states the shipyard on social media. Hull seven of the series is expected to be delivered in 2024.Like her predecessors, she has the exterior design by Claydon Reeves, and naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. She can accommodate up to ten guests across five cabins, and seven crew members in four cabins.She is equipped with twin Caterpillar engines and has a maximum speed of 17 knots and cruise at 15. Mulder Shipyard was established in 1938 by Dirk Mulder. With a Mulder still at its helm, this traditional family business can attribute its excellent reputation to the classic Super Favorite Cruisers, the later Favorite Superieur and a wide range of custom and semi custom motoryachts. Welcoming our newest edition to the Mulder series, the Mulder ThirtySix, in the Summer of 2017, adding yet another Superyacht to the Mulder fleet. Credits: Mulder
February 7, 2023
Sanlorenzo will bring a fleet of five to the Miami International Boat Show, which will be held from 15 to 19 February).SD96 (Photo by Thomas Pagani)The SD96 will be presented at the event as a testament to the unmistakable style of the semi-displacement navette, the historic yacht line of the shipyard, whose distinguishing feature is its balance between design and volume.SL96AThe range of planning yachts on offer is more extensive: SL96A and SL120A, asymmetrical, are present, alongside the more classic SL86. Last but not least, the innovative crossover SX88. SX88 (Photo by Leo Torri)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 28.60 to 62 meters in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
February 7, 2023