The Top 100

Six new launches join the list of the world’s largest su­pery­achts.

Yachts International - - Contents - By the ed­i­tors

At­tempt­ing to in­ter­pret “bigger” and “bet­ter” has long been a par­lor game played in the sa­lons aboard the world’s finest su­pery­achts. From multiple he­li­pads to re­flec­tive glass con­struc­tion to hy­brid propul­sion sys­tems, ship­yards con­tinue to in­no­vate al­most be­yond imag­i­na­tion. Ac­cord­ing to the in­for­ma­tion we have, there are cur­rently 20 new builds over 262 feet (80 me­ters) in length in var­i­ous stages of con­struc­tion. Dutch builders Fead­ship, and Oceanco and Ger­man builders Lürssen and No­biskrug are the leading builders of very large yachts, but there are also mega-projects at other ship­yards. The largest of which we are aware is the 596-foot (182 meter) Project REV at VARD Group in Nor­way. This edi­tion of Yachts In­ter­na­tional’s Top 100 de­fines new yachts as hav­ing launched from May 2017 to June 2018, whether or not they have been de­liv­ered to their own­ers. We’ve also made room this year for two en­tries that fall out­side those dates, but whose in­for­ma­tion has just now become avail­able.

New to the list # 14

Lürssen’s Project shu: 446ft. 2in. (136m) Built for an ex­pe­ri­enced owner who was di­rectly in­volved in con­struc­tion, Project shu rep­re­sents a mile­stone for Lürssen in terms of size and com­plex­ity, ac­cord­ing to ceo Peter Lürssen. the yacht’s pro­por­tion­ally bal­anced ex­te­rior by es­pen Øino be­lies her vol­ume. A swim­ming pool runs trans­versely on the main deck aft, and there are two he­li­pads, on the bridge deck and sun­deck. Project shu has multiple sea ter­races and plat­forms. Lürssen de­scribes the in­te­rior de­sign by Mark Ber­ry­man as calm, with soft neu­tral tones and tac­tile fin­ishes. Project shu re­cently com­pleted sea trials and is sched­uled for de­liv­ery this au­tumn. lurssen.com

# 32

LÜRSSEN’S PROJECT TIS 364ft. 2in. (111m) Project Tis hit the wa­ter in 2016. She has a beam of 55 feet, 1 inch (16.8 me­ters) and car­ries a long, well­bal­anced sheer­line. Her ex­te­rior and in­te­rior styling by Winch De­sign in­cludes six decks for guest use, with some siz­able ceil­ing heights. Also no­table is the sweep­ing stair­case on her stern. Mo­ran Yacht & Ship han­dled project man­age­ment, with de­liv­ery sched­uled in 2018. Due to con­fi­den­tial­ity agree­ments, no cur­rent photo was avail­able at time of press. lurssen.com

# 71

OCEANCO’S PROJECT SHARK: 295ft. 3in. (90m) Project Shark, with ex­te­rior styling by DeBasto De­signs and in­te­ri­ors by Nu­volari Le­nard, ex­plores the lat­est ad­vances in glass tech­nol­ogy. Her su­per­struc­ture is fin­ished in re­flec­tive glass. From the in­te­rior, the glass al­lows sole-to-ceil­ing views aft, port and star­board, all while the yacht’s profile re­mains long, sporty and lean. The up­per deck is ded­i­cated to own­ers, omit­ting walka­round crew decks in fa­vor of pri­vate bal­conies. The name Project Shark comes from wing sta­tions that, when viewed from above, re­sem­ble a ham­mer­head shark; the mast, in profile, is shaped like a fin. Sycamore fid­dle­back, Brazil­ian car­balo and bleached gray maple are among the woods on board. Ac­cents in­clude bas-re­liefs, metal­lic sur­faces and 3-D cut leather pan­els. De­liv­ery is sched­uled for this sum­mer. built­by­oceanco.com

# 33

FEAD­SHIP NO. 1007: 361ft. (110m) This is the largest yacht Fead­ship has built, top­ping the 333-foot (101.5-meter) Sym­phony in 2015. Fead­ship No. 1007 is also the sec­ond-largest yacht built in the Nether­lands, after the 361-foot (110-meter) Oceanco Ju­bilee. Naval ar­chi­tec­ture for Fead­ship No. 1007 is by Fead­ship De Voogt, and in­te­rior and ex­te­rior styling are by Michael Leach De­sign. With a steel hull and alu­minum su­per­struc­ture, she has a dra­matic ar­chi­tec­tural curve that links the main and up­per decks. Hatches in the side decks in­di­cate that there may be ten­der garages and a beach club. fead­ship.nl

# 76

PRIDE’S IL­LU­SION PLUS: 290ft. 4in. (88.5m) This yacht is the flag­ship of Pride Mega Yachts in Yan­tai, China. Tim Saun­ders Yacht De­sign in the United King­dom is re­spon­si­ble for her ex­te­rior. Sinot Ex­clu­sive Yacht De­sign, in the Nether­lands, cre­ated her in­te­rior work­ing with Pride’s in-house de­part­ment, and Green­line Yacht In­te­ri­ors from Dubai did the in­te­rior fit-out. There are sole-to­ceil­ing win­dows, a vol­ume of 3,603 gross tons, six decks, ac­com­mo­da­tions for 16 guests in eight state­rooms, and quar­ters for 25 crew. The propul­sion is Rolls-Royce diesel-elec­tric. Three cus­tom ten­ders are in a garage, and the lower-deck spa has a sauna, steam room and mas­sage room. Two spa pools are on the up­per decks, and a touch-and-go he­li­pad is on the fore­deck. Y.CO is the cen­tral agent for sale, with an ask­ing price of $145 mil­lion. De­liv­ery is sched­uled for the third quar­ter of 2018. pride­megay­achts.com

# 98

GOLDEN YACHTS’ O’PTASIA: 277ft. 10in. (84.7m) With a beam of 45 feet, 4 inches (13.8 me­ters), the Greek-built O’Ptasia is by fa­ther and son Gior­gio Vafi­adis and Ste­fano In­glese Vafi­adis of Stu­dio Vafi­adis. She has a gross ton­nage of 2,450 and dis­places 1,830 tons. Naval ar­chi­tec­ture is by NHel­las. O’Ptasia, de­signed for char­ter, has 11 state­rooms, six of which are on the main deck. Four are on the up­per deck, in­clud­ing an own­ers’ suite, two dou­ble state­rooms and a twin-bed state­room.There is an ad­di­tional cabin on the lower deck that may be used for guests or staff. Ameni­ties in­clude an el­e­va­tor, a beach club and a spa with a steam room, mas­sage room and bar. The bridge deck has a gym and well­ness cen­ter, and there’s din­ing on the sun­deck. A touch-and-go he­li­pad is for­ward on the main deck. Ata­lanta Golden Yachts is the cen­tral agent for char­ter, with a weekly base rate of about $950,000. gold­eny­achts.gr

Project SHU

PROJECT SHARK

NO. 1007 PROJECT 1007

O’PTASIA

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