Luxury Superyachts yet to be Launched in 2010

Admiral Yachts With an extra number of large superyachts already having been ...

Luxury Superyachts yet to be Launched in 2010

May 09, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Admiral Yachts

With an extra number of large superyachts already having been launched in 2010 there are still some very exciting new yachts which are as yet to be launched this year. Some of the luxury yacht new builds remain secret new build projects and their actual names have yet to be released to the public. Accordingly, until their actual launch, sea trials and official delivery to the yacht owner, many yachts are merely known by their project names.

By the end of 2010 the worldwide superyacht fleet is going to have changed quite markedly. The number, size and design advancements of luxury yachts to be launched (and already launched) this year has changed. This bulge in production began last year in 2009 and will continue into 2011. Some experts have suggested that we will never again see such a proliferation of new yachts being launched. It is certainly exciting times for the superyacht industry. There has been plenty of action for yacht designers, builders, managers, but also luxury yacht charters and yacht sales. Superyacht supply is for once keeping up with – and in many cases outstripping – superyacht owner demand.

The list of luxury yacht builders which are to launch large mega yachts includes companies one would certainly expect to be launching large superyachts, such as Oceanco, Feadship, Blohm + Voss, Benetti & Lurssen. However, this year there are also several less known and newcomer shipbuilder names that are to feature. These are yacht building companies than many will not heard of yet, but the names will certainly become more widely known after they launch their yachts, some of which are quite radical in design and imposing in size. They include ADM Shipyards, from the UAE, Marco Yachts from Chile and Fincantieri Yachts from Italy. Derecktor from the US also moves into the large megayacht scene with their Cakewalk motor yacht.

Here is a taste of some of the exciting superyachts over 50m as yet to be launched later in 2010:


SWIFT141 Superyacht Rednering

Superyacht SWIFT 141
Superyacht Swift 141 is a very large and interesting luxury yacht as yet to be launched in 2010. She has a LOA of 141m (462′ 7″) and a beam of 14.2m (46′ 7″). Motor yacht Swift 141 is being built by ADM Shipyards from the United Arab Emirates and her exterior styling was designed by the French company Pierrejean Design Studio. The boat’s naval architect was Koninklijke Schelde Groep BV (KSG) and her interior design was composed by Pierrejean Design Studio.

Yacht Swift is an entirely unique motor yacht in many ways. Her exterior design is unusual and original and technically she is actually a rebuild/refit motor yacht because a former Royal Dutch Navy Frigate’s steel hull has been used as a base. The frigate hull was originally designed and built for blue water speed. The hull is henceforth streamlined and easily driven and when mixed with a modern lightweight composite superstructure Swift 141 is indeed sure to be very swift indeed. Early projections give her an amazing speed of up to 26 knots which is truly remarkable for a superyacht of this size.

And of course size also means superior space onboard, and the luxury yacht SWIFT 141 is able to provide accommodation for up to 60 guests, whether the owner’s of even potentially charter guests along with up to 56 crew members on board.

Superyacht ORCA

Yacht ORCA
Project motor yacht Orca is a 96 m superyacht currently being built by the accomplished German Blohm + Voss Shipyard. Blohm + Voss is a luxury yacht builder which is synonymous with large technically challenging and completely custom superyachts. The UK company Michael Leach Design created the ORCA yacht’s exterior and interior design work and her interior styling is by Silverlining and Metrica. Superyacht Orca has an technologically advanced and futuristic superstructure with a steel hull, and also fascinatingly, a flowing curved superstructure which utilises an aluminium, composite and glass amalgamation.  Project Orca will also include two Cougar Marine custom tenders on her sports deck.

Superyacht Orca will accommodate 16 guests in six guest cabins and her two MTU 595 TE 70l diesel engines create a maximum speed of 19 knots and a 6000nm range at 14 knots. CharterWorld will cover the launch of project Yacht ORCA.


Motor Yacht Gin Tonic II is full displacement 74.6 metre superyacht by Marco Yachts which will be launched later in 2010. Not a huge amount is as yet known about the M/Y Gin Tonic II yacht but her exterior styling was developed by a UK company called Michael Leach Designs with the interior design by Loro Piana Interiors (Misa Poggi).

Superyacht Gin Tonic II has the usual steel hull and aluminium superstructure of a modern new build superyacht. She is powered by twin caterpillar engines and will have a max speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Marco Yachts Motor Yacht Z

Yacht Z

Another Marco Yachts superyacht Z is 85.3 m in length overall and is currently in construction. Ken Freivokh Design is responsible for a very interesting exterior and interior design of the superyacht Z which is reminiscent of motor yacht Vibrant Curiosity with a magnificent a vertical glass ribbon atrium spanning five decks amidships on the superstructure. This form looks very good on the eye but perhaps more importantly enables natural light and sea views to flood into the yacht.

A beam of 14.8 metres gives motor yacht Z offers a spacious interior as well as exterior. 14 guests are accommodated in seven suites with a configuration comprising an owner’s suite, two VIP cabins and four double cabins. Superyacht Z is has a top speed of 17.5 knots as produced by twin Caterpillar diesel engines. ”Z” is certainly another very interesting superyacht due for launch and CharterWorld news will keep you updated.

Motor Yacht Marco Yachts 231

Marco Yachts 231 is another Marco Yachts superyacht from the shipyard which is based in Chile. She is an 85 metre motor yacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and exterior design also by UK-based yacht designer Ken Freivokh Design.

Fincantieri Yachts 134m

The Fincantieri Yachts 134m

The luxury motor yacht Fincantieri is the biggest of all the yachts yet to be launched in 2010. With a 134 m LOA and a beam of 18.5 metres the new superyacht is expected to be launched in the latter half of 2010. The ship is currently in build at Fincantieri Yachts a formally commercial and military focused Italian shipbuilder. Fincantieri Yachts as an autonomous division of a larger company but is totally focussed on building private luxury yachts larger than 70 metres (230ft). The yacht’s exterior design and engineering were by Espen Oeino and her interior design is by Reymond Langton Design. Taking 3 years to build the Fincantieri 134 yacht is one of the most technically advance superyachts currently under construction.

The seven deck Fincantieri 134m mega yacht will have two helicopter landing platforms, storage for a large submarine and a huge internal sea water pool, which can be adapted to be used for tender docking.

Other yacht concepts and projects by Fincantieri Yachts include “Project Prospect” 70 metres (230ft), “Project Goldmine” 75 metres (243 ft), “Project Wave” 85 metres (279ft), “Project Marco Polo” 102 metres (335ft) and “Project Morpheus” 115 metres (378ft).

Oceanco Yacht Y706

The 86m Oceanco Yacht Y706

The Oceanco Y706 yacht is an 86 metre superyacht with exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects. Motor yacht Y706 is scheduled to be launched later in 2010.

Oceanco Yachts is a company that works with world class designers in continuing to improve the yachts they build. Each one is quantifiably better than the last. This sometimes comes with almost radical leaps in design and technology, as seen with ALFA NERO, whilst in addition there are perpetual small improvements which combine to produce superior yachts in almost all areas.

Oceanco Y706

One interesting thing about the new Oceanco Y706 superyacht is her performance. Large yachts with long waterlines are capable of high speeds and yacht Y706 has an impressive top speed projection of 18.50 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Although not super fast it should be remembered that this is a typically volumous Oceanco motor yacht with good height and with a beam of 13.80 metres providing a capacious interior and exterior deck space. Her official after launch sea trial and testing will confirm her true speed capabilities.

Also interesting about the Y706 yacht is the powerful exterior design work as produced by the now famous Nuvolari & Lenard. In keeping with the Oceanco tendency, the megayacht has a swimming pool on her aft deck which can conveniently be transformed into a full helipad.

The Y706 Oceanco yacht has accommodation for 12 guests, including a now usual large separate master suite with study and private deck area. CharterWorld will report when on further details when the Oceanco Y706 yacht is launched.

87 m Feadship Yacht

The 87m Feadship motor yacht also to be launched in 2010 is only known, as yet, by her superyacht project name: yacht 1002 (ex project Makkum). What is known is that this Feadship superyacht was designed by De Voogt Naval Architects (exterior styling and naval architecture) in collaboration with the Dutch yacht designer Sinot Yacht Design (interior design and styling). The other known quantities are her build material (steel hull and aluminium superstructure) and that she will also have an impressive top speed as driven by her quadruple MTU diesel engines (4 x 16V 4000 M90 producing 3650hp each and a total of 14600hp).

Abeking Yacht Project #6483
The Abeking 6483 motor yacht project is 78.43 m in length and the superyacht is due for her launch in 2010 by Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyards from Germany. Reymond Langton Design is responsible for the Abeking 6483’s exterior and interior design.

This superyacht new build is very secret and little else will be known until she has actually been launched and delivered to her owner. CharterWorld News will keep you informed of developments. Some of the Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht’s further specifications: Max Speed: 16.50 knots – Cruising Speed: 14.0 knots LOA: 78.43m (257′ 4″) – Max Draft: 3.2m (10′ 6″).

Yacht Amnesia IV

Motor Yacht Amnesia IV
Amnesia IV Yacht is a handsome starlight plumb bow style 65m (213.25ft) superyacht with an especially flowing and well balanced contemporary profile. She is due to be launched in 2010 by the Italian yacht building company Benetti Yachts. Redman Whiteley Dixon have very successfully designed both exterior and interior design and Benetti was the in-house Naval Architect for the Amnesia IV superyacvht .

Benetti has built a steel hull and aluminium superstructure for superyacht Amnesia IV and the yacht will be able to a 15 knots maximum speed giving a range of 5000 nm at cruise speed. Two CAT 3516B diesels produce 9040hp.

The yacht was commissioned by an experienced superyacht owner and the new Amnesia IV yacht has specifically laid out accommodation for up to 10 guests. CharterWorld News will cover further information when she is launched.

Benetti Yacht FB 249

The Benetti FB 249 is another Benetti motor of 61.50m (201.77ft) LOA which is to be launched in 2010 by Benetti yachts.

Motor Yacht Katie Sue II
Lurssen Yachts of Germany have so far been keeping Superyacht Katie Sue II under tight wraps. What is known is that she is a 60m (196.85ft) motor yacht which is due to be launched in 2010 by the quality shipbuilder, Lurssen Yachts. Katie Sue II is a yacht with an interior which was designed by Glade Johnson Design and an exterior styling as created by Espen Oeino.

The Lurssen Yacht Katie Sue II provides accommodation for up to 12 guests in her 6 guest suites whist having the potential to run with a crew contingent of up to 15.

ADMIRAL Yachts 73

Motor Yacht Admiral 73m

The Admiral 73 Admiral Mariotti yacht project has been designed and is currently being built thanks to a collaboration between AMY (a joint venture company with Cantieri Navali Lavagna and Cantieri T. Mariotti) along with the technical department being Luca Dini Design studio. We have already seen a very successful superyacht called Sea Force One produced by a similar team. The Admiral 73 yacht is also a progression and evolution in design through the 54, 58, 64 meter Admiral superyachts.

The new Admiral 73 yacht is a five deck superyacht with an imposing volume and beam (13.20) producing plenty of space inside and out. In the yacht’s design and construction detailed attention has been given to the comfort of guests on board thanks to accurate studies made on noise and vibe’s reduction.

With its steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the Admiral 73 reaches a total speed of 15 knots. Propulsion is via an azipod system with two diesel Caterpillar C 32 generators feeding electric power to two Shottel Azipods. This system is efficient and it also assures that a motionless position is kept without anchorage, as well as allowing precise manoeuvring in tight areas.

And all of it, in utter quiet. By presenting series Azipods, AMY once again affirms how attentive they are to the latest advanced and most sophisticated technologies while being in no way remiss of environmental respect. The International Certification of Ecological Compatibility, characteristic of the entire Admiral line, assures compliance with the strictest regulations in terms of environmental protection while in no way compromising on the freedom of navigation.

Further Specifications for the Admiral 73 yacht: BOA: 13.20 M – draught: 3.50 M – Displacement: 1500 t – Engines: 4 X Caterpillar C 32 – Speed: 15 knots – Range: 5,000 NM – Builder: Admiral (CNL).

Yacht Cakewalk

Derecktor 85.6m Motor Yacht Cakewalk

Tim Heywood designed the exterior of superyacht Cakewalk and her interior styling is the work of Dalton Designs. The Cakewalk yacht is planned to be launched by the United States Derecktor Shipyards in 2010 and when she is launched she will become the largest private megayacht to be constructed in that country in 75 years. A six deck superyacht CAKEWALK will have an intricate massive iron staircase flowing from the main lobby all the way to the sun deck.

Cakewalk also has a library with fireplace and a grand piano. A beautiful dining salon and six spacious guest rooms are located on her main deck. The owner of the yacht is experienced in luxury yacht ownership and he has ensured an owner’s deck with generous lounge areas, full-beam suite with panoramic views, a private sitting area, office and vestibule.

Superyacht Cakewalk’s decks include sunbathing areas forward on the bridge deck and lounge areas on the sun deck and her aft deck is devoted to relaxation with a Spa Pool pool, sun beds and further informal dining areas.

“The Boathouse” accommodate superyacht CAKEWALK’s water toys and tenders. These include two custom tenders commissioned by the owner (a Limited Edition AquaRiva ‘Centos’ and a Vikal Custom Limousine) along with an Intrepid Custom 350 Open tender. Motor yacht Cakewalk has a maximum speed of 17 knots from her MTU 2000 series diesel engines. CharterWorld will report further details when the Derecktor Cakewalk yacht has been launched.

Yacht Carpe Diem

Motor Yacht Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem is another yacht by an American superyacht builder, Trinity Yachts. She is a full aluminium 56.70m (186.02ft) motor yacht. The luxury yacht’s exterior yacht design and engineering was undertaken by Trinity Yachts. Carpe Diem’s interior was designed by Carol Williamson & Associates and her exterior styling was again created by Trinity Yachts – producing a Trinity brand type theme. Her luxury interior styling is by Carol Williamson & Associates. Yacht Carpe Diem offers accommodation for up to 10 guests in 2 suites along with a maximum of 8 professional crewmembers. With her twin engines she can reach a max speed of 16 knots.

Motor Yacht Sapphire
Superyacht Sapphire is a 73.55m (241.31ft) motor yacht to be launched in 2010 by ‘the German Nobiskrug Yard. Newcruise created Sapphire’s exterior and interior design with Nobiskrug naval architecture and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 12.5m (41.01ft).

As a leading player in the megayacht market, Nobiskrug focuses on designing and constructing custom yacht projects from 60 m to 200 m in length overall. Including the Sapphire yacht Nobiskrug currently has five superyachts un construction totalling over 350 m in length. They are secret yacht projects that include a 60m, 68m, 73 m, and two 74 metre motor yachts.

Yacht Sycara V

Yacht Sycara V
Superyacht Sycara V is a 68.15m (223.59ft) motor yacht also currently in build at the Germany Nobiskrug Shipyard in Rendsburg and another which is expected to be launched in 2010. Motor yacht Sycara V is expected to have a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top  speed of 17.00 knots. Yacht Sycara V has accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 suites and she is also capable of running with a max number of 20 crewmembers.

Motor Yacht Turquoise
Turquoise is a 55.4m (182ft) motor yacht, due to launch in 2010 in Turkey by the Proteksan Turquoise Shipyard. The yacht’s exterior design, as with the earlier yacht owner’s previous yacht, is by Dubois Yachts. Her interior was designed by Hoek Design Naval Architects. The Turquoise superyacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a beam of 9.30m (30.51ft) and a 3.45m (11.32ft) draft.

Yacht Turquoise has a 17 knots high speed, with a range of 4500 nm. Further yacht specifications: – 55.40m – Length Waterline : 50.00m – Beam moulded : 9.30m – Draft, maximum : 3.10m – Full load displacement : 650 ton – Speed, cruise : 14 knots – Range (at 14 knots) : 3500 nautical miles – Engine power : 2 x 1120/1500 kW/hp.

Motor Yacht Harmony A
Harmony A is a 66m (216.54ft) motor yacht with a beam of 11.6m (38.06ft) which is being built and designed by Apollo Victory Marine, Lally Poulias. The Harmony A yacht is scheduled to be launched by Apollo Victory Marine from Athens, Greece in 2010.

Motor Yacht Miss Tor 270
Superyacht Miss Tor 270 is being built by the Orucolgu Shipyard and is due to be launched in 2010. This 82.29 m motor yacht has her exterior and interior design created by Italian design firm Raggio. The Miss Tor 270 yacht has a helipad on her foredeck and an infinity pool positioned on her aft deck. Similar to an Oceanco, she has a automatically raising floor which transforms the pool area into an additional helipad. Miss Tor 270 is projected to have a maximum speed of 16 knots as driven by her twin Caterpillar engines. She can accommodate up to 12 guests.

Motor Yacht Nero
Superyacht Nero is Benetti displacement steel hull number FB 251. She is a 56m (183.7ft) motor yacht scheduled for her launching in 2010 by the Italian superyacht builder Benetti Yachts. Yacht Nero has Benetti in-house naval architecture and her exterior designer was Stefano Natucci.

Further reading of interest may include superyachts launched in 2010, the largest 100 luxury charter yachts and superyachts to be launched in 2010 that are under 50 metres in length.

CharterWorld is the specialist in superyacht charter worldwide. If you are interested in a luxury superyacht charter on a recently launched new and modern motor yacht please contacts us for professional, prompt and friendly service.

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