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Launch of Massive 147m Mega Yacht WHITE PEARL – The largest Sailing Yacht in the World

May 11, 2015

Friday, May 8, 2015 saw the premier German shipyard, Nobiskrug, launch the massive and breath-taking 147-metre mega yacht WHITE PEARL (hull 787) at the shipyard’s facilities in Kiel. Scheduled for delivery next year, the impressive WHITE PEARL yacht currently represents the world’s largest sailing yacht.

NOBISKRUG Shipyard in Kiel, Germany where WHITE PEARL Yacht was constructed

NOBISKRUG Shipyard in Kiel, Germany where WHITE PEARL Yacht was constructed

The largest vessel ever built by the prestigious German shipyard, the all-new superyacht WHITE PEARL will now undergo the final fitting-out and first sea trials. Her construction started in March 2012, and she is reported to feature a beam of 24,38m (79’10”) and a draft of 8m (26’2”).

Two other mighty sailing yachts are currently under construction. One is the 141m (462’6’’) mega yacht DREAM SYMPHONY, taking shape at Dream Ship Victory in Turkey. The other is the 108m (354’) superyacht SOLAR, in build at Oceanco.

More information about Nobiskrug.

Brand new Sailing Yacht Oceanco Y711 / Vitters 3069 (PROJECT 85) to be launched soon

May 01, 2015

The brand new sailing yacht Oceanco Y711 / Vitters 3069, also known as Project 85, was rolled out of her shed at the Oceanco’s facilities in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, as shows the photos below, taken by ‘Dutchmegayachts’. Ready to be launched, the 86m (282’) mega yacht Project 85, the joint venture of Vitters and Oceanco, has been designed by the US-based design firm Tripp Design Naval Architecture, while her interior design is by the Hamburg-based studio Dölker + Voges.

Sailing Yacht Oceanco Y711 Vitters 3069 (PROJECT 85) being rolled out of her shed - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Sailing Yacht Oceanco Y711 Vitters 3069 (PROJECT 85) being rolled out of her shed – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Destined for an experienced yachtsman, superyacht Project 85 spans over three generous decks, providing comfortable accommodation to a total number of 12 guests.

Superyacht Project 85 to be launched soon - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Superyacht Project 85 to be launched soon – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Luxury yacht Project 85 - side view - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Luxury yacht Project 85 – side view – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Super yacht Project 85 will boast safe, strong and light sailing systems, as well as powerful rig which lead to the custom development of winches up to 40 tons, furlers, rigging and breath-taking 93-metre masts from Southern Spars.

Project 85 Yacht - bow - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Project 85 Yacht – bow – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Super yacht Project 85 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Super yacht Project 85 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Scheduled for delivery in the upcoming months, luxury yacht Oceanco Y711 / Vitters 3069 (Project 85) mixes up excellent sailing abilities with reliability and state-of-the-art comfort and luxury. She represents the second largest sailing yacht ever unveiled in Holland, following the 105m (345’) Oceanco mega yacht SOLAR (Y712).

Projecct 85 Yacht - stern - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Projecct 85 Yacht – stern – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Below are the galleries for the superb charter yachts built by Vitters and Oceanco.

The Next Generation of Massive Sailing Yachts

April 22, 2015

As the world continues to strive for ‘bigger and better’ so do the super yachts grow in size and quality year after year. Naval architects, yacht designers and builders are continuously challenged by the new generation of Owners as well as the latest technologies on the market. In an age where our natural environment and ecology play an important role, sailing yachts are gaining increase in popularity. Although the world’s largest mega yachts are mainly represented by motor yachts, sailing yachts reach just as impressive overall length, the latest in advanced technology, architecture, design as well as styling – not to mention performance! And as with all luxury yachts, some are kept for the Owner’s pleasure only, whereas others can be enjoyed by means of a sailing yacht charter

Superyacht Dream Symphony by night - Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Superyacht Dream Symphony by night – Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

There is a new fleet of next generation massive sailing yachts coming very soon, starting with the 147m mega sailing yacht White Pearl currently under construction at Nobiskrug in Germany – part of Abu Dhabi Mar Group. She is reported to feature a beam of 24.38m (79’10”) and a draft of 8 metres (26’2”) once delivered. Her construction has started in March 2012 and she is scheduled for delivery in 2015, however recently published photos of White Pearl under construction suggest that there is quite a bit work to be done before she can be launched onto the water. At 147 metres, WHITE PEARL will become to largest sailing yacht cruising our waters.

Dream Symphony megayacht top view - Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Dream Symphony megayacht top view – Image courtesy of Dykstra & Partners

Mega yacht DREAM SYMPHONY is the second largest yacht currently under build, with the overall length being 141 metres (462’7”). She is being constructed by Dream Ship Victory in Turkey and represents the largest sailing yacht ever built in collaboration with Dykstra & Partners for naval architecture and Ken Freivokh Design for exterior and interior styling. Her designers are also responsible for the spectacular charter yacht MALTESE FALCON design, which suggest that DREAM SYMPHONY is another master-piece to look forward to.

Maltese Falcon -  (2)

Maltese Falcon - (2)

OceAnco‘s mega sailing yacht SOLAR is the third yacht in line to join the list of largest yachts in the world with 106 metres in length. She was entirely designed by the acclaimed design studio Nuvolari Lenard with naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects and is set for launch in 2015. She is being built with a steel hull and a beam of 15 metres. As her name suggests, SOLAR will be powered by solar energy mainly. Who knows, she might even be available for selected yacht charters for a lucky few!

Oceanco Sailing Yacht SOLAR

Oceanco Sailing Yacht SOLAR

Another important yacht to be launched this year is the Vitters-built 85-metre hull 3069 yacht, also known as Project 85. Boasting exterior design by Bill Tripp with interior design by Doelker + Voges, she is expected to have luxurious accommodation for twelve guests and a crew of eighteen. The interior is said to feature modern elements with light-wood and stainless steel details balanced with colourful upholstery.

70m Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris

70m Perini Navi sailing yacht Sybaris

SYBARIS yacht by Perini Navi is another highly-awaited sailing yacht. She is being built by the Italian shipyard with design by their in-house team in partnership with bespoke Philippe Briand. SYBARIS yacht is expected to have stylish and elegant interiors by PH Design. She will also provide her guests with a massive 30-metres guest area situated on the main deck, connected to the spacious cockpit by 4-metre wide sliding doors. She will feature an 18-metre fly-bridge, offering additional outdoor and entertainment area for guests.

2014 DELIVERIES AND LAUNCHES

Year 2014 also saw an important list of sailing yacht deliveries and launches. With the largest 2014 sailing yacht launch being the beautiful traditional Phinisi LAMIMA measuring 65 metres. She is a stunning Indonesian wooden sailing ketch with accommodation to fourteen guests in seven luxurious yet traditionally-styled cabins. LAMIMA combines traditional Indonesian boat-building techniques with modern design, technology and supreme safety. She was designed by Spanish designer Marcello Pena.

Luxury sailing yacht Lamima designed by Marcelo Penna

Luxury sailing yacht Lamima designed by Marcelo Penna

Launched in 2014 with a very recent delivery, PERSEUS^3 yacht by Perini Navi represents the first sloop in Perini Navi’s new generation of 60-metre series, and the second yacht built from these series. She was designed by the yard’s in-house naval architects in collaboration with Ron Holland, with optimised performance representing a decisive step forward.

Perini Navi luxury yacht PERSEUS³

Perini Navi luxury yacht PERSEUS³

New Zealand‘s premiere shipyard Alloy Yachts saw the delivery of the majestic 56.4 metre sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 in early 2014, featuring exterior design by Dubois Naval Architects with interior for up to eleven guests in five cabins designed by Reymond Langton Design. Some of her most notable features, in addition to her excellent performance, include the aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck and a swing lift centreboard, which allows her to slide into shallow lagoons and waterways by only drawing 4 metres.

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 (AY46) by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

Numerous other sailing yachts have been launched in the past few months with others still under construction. No doubt, there are some stunning and impressive vessels to join the worldwide fleet of luxury sailing yachts. In the meantime, here are the top fifteen largest sailing yachts to date. Note that this list will change very soon, once the previously mentioned yachts have been launched.

TOP 15 LARGEST SAILING YACHTS TO DATE

1. 110m SEA CLOUD 1931
2. 92.92m EOS 2006
3. 90m ATHENA 2004
4. 88.12m MALTESE FALCON 2006
5. 75.22m M5 2004
6. 75.15m PHOCEA 1976
7. 69.25m ATLANTIC 2010
8. 67.20M VERTIGO 2011
9. 66.88m HETAIROS 2011
10. 66M AHIMSA (ex AGLAIA) 2012
11. 64.86m ADIX 1984
12. 63.64m SPIRIT OF THE C’S 2003
13. 63.3m CREOLE 1927
14. 62m ATHOS 2010
15. 58.04m ETHEREAL 2008

BUILDING LARGE SAILING YACHTS

With each new build, Owners are commissioning sailing yachts with better and improved performance, ease of handling, safety and reliability. Due to the increasing interest for sailing regattas around the world, the sailing performance plays a larger role in the construction of new generation sailing super yachts. Owners are participating in the regattas not only for sheer enjoyment and fun, but also with a scope of winning. As a result yacht builders and designers are aiming at creating yachts with improved sailing performance. Faster yachts are more efficient and are capable of sailing lower down the wind range and perform better off the wind, thus saving on fuel consumption. Most of the large next generation sailing yachts are built in steel and aluminium, with composite rigging, stiff light and durable moulded sails, freestanding masts, lifting keels, retractable drives, off wind furling Code sails, hydraulic and electric captive winches and other technologies developed in the recent years.

At 4th Superyacht Regatta – Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

At 4th Superyacht Regatta – Transatlantic Maxi Yacht Cup organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

The fleet of sailing super yachts is represented by a wide range of vessels, be it for luxury yacht charter or for the owner’s private use. There are yachts from high-performance racers right through to heavier displacement yachts for cruising. Today, yacht charterers will find the same level of luxury and unprecedented service aboard sailing yachts as they would by chartering a motor yacht. Although motor yachts offer larger outdoor and indoor areas due to their multi-deck characteristics, sailing yachts provide a more intimate feel and somewhat more hands-on experience. The crew aboard these vessels is extremely well trained, selected upon previous experience and job references, making sure guests aboard are well taken care of and enjoy their yachting holiday not only in style, comfort and luxury, but also in safety.

When planning your next sailing yacht vacation, make sure to approach a charter broker that has access to all the available yachts… and don’t forget to choose an impartial one that works for you personally (not the yacht owner) and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld. Our clients’ feedback is the proof of our excellent customer services and expertise! We are the largest professional broker specialising in luxury yacht charters and we are the most dedicated.

For additional details on the above yachts and their possible availability, as well as personalised itineraries, please contact our charter agents who will be glad to assist you in organising your next dream vacation.

Superyacht Industry 2014 Review

April 07, 2015

Just before the start of this week’s London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show (running from 8 – 10 April), SuperYacht Company has unveiled the most definitive statistics on the 2014 superyacht new-construction market.

Superyacht Deliveries - Credit to SuperYacht Company

2014 Superyacht Deliveries – Credit to SuperYacht Company

In 2014 shipyards worldwide delivered 156 superyachts over 30 metres, with a length totalling 6,769 metres. Compared to the 159 deliveries in 2013, this is a decrease of 2%. This drop is a direct result of the fact that nearly all of the yachts delivered in 2014 were sold during the financial crisis. The largest yacht delivered in 2014 was the 140 metre Fincantieri (Italy) mega yacht Ocean Victory.

76 Different shipyards in 20 different countries built these 156 superyachts. The market leader was Benetti with 13 deliveries, followed by Sunseeker and Sanlorenzo, both with 11 superyachts. In terms of countries, Italy is the biggest builder of superyachts with a market share of 40%, followed by the Netherlands with a market share of 10%.

The total value of all motor and sailing yachts over 30 metres completed in 2014 was approximately € 3.8 billion with an average value of € 24.4 million per superyacht. The average value of motor yachts above 30 metres was considerably higher than the sailing yachts above 30 metres, approximately € 25.8 million versus € 13 million for sailing yachts.

While the number of superyachts delivered was slightly down, there has been an increase of 21.2% for new projects. Between January and December 2014, 181 new projects for yachts over 30 metres were recorded; representing an increase of 13.8% compared to 2013’s 159 new projects.

The total length of all new projects is 8,685 metres – 3,700 metres more than 2010 and 1,519 metres more than in 2013. The average size per new project was 48 metres which, compared to 2013 (45.1 metres), is an increase of almost 3 metres. The largest project announced to the public was the 116-metre expedition superyacht under construction at Kleven in Norway, however we are aware of a new confidential project over 140 metres.

Superyacht deliveries in 2014 down by 2% compared to 2013

  • Decrease of 2% in the number of deliveries
  • Total length of all deliveries 6,769 metres
  • Motor Yacht vs. Sail Yacht ratio 89% vs 11%
  • Average size of Sail Yacht has increased by 2.1 metres to 43.62 metres
  • Average length of Motor Yacht almost the same as previous years at 43.36 metres

In 2014 shipyards worldwide delivered 156 superyachts over 30 metres, with a length totalling 6,769 metres. Compared to the 179 superyachts delivered in 2012, this is a decrease of more than 12%, and compared to the 159 deliveries in 2013 this is a decrease of 2%. This drop in deliveries is a direct result of the fact that nearly all of the yachts delivered in 2014 were sold during the financial crisis.

Of the 156 deliveries in 2014, there were 139 motor yachts, accounting for 89% of total deliveries and 17 sailing yachts were delivered, accounting for 11%. These 139 motor yachts had a total length of 6,027 metres, with sailing yachts totalling 741 metres. The average size of a motor yacht remained nearly the same as in 2013 at 43.36 metres. Interestingly the average length of a sailing yacht has grown again in 2014 by 2.08 metres to 43.62 metres. In 2013 the average length of a sailing yacht had already grown by 2.50 metres to 41.54 metres, compared to 39.04 metres in 2012. With a number of very large sailing yachts under construction such as the 106 metre Oceanco mega yacht Solar project and the 147 metre mega yacht White Pearl, this figure is set to rise over the next few years.

The largest yacht delivered in 2014 was the 140 metre Fincantieri (Italy) Ocean Victory. The largest sailing yacht delivered in 2014 was the 65 metre superyacht Lamima, which was built by Italthai Marine in Thailand.

New Superyacht Projects 2014 - Credit to SuperYacht Company

New Superyacht Projects 2014 – Credit to SuperYacht Company

New superyacht projects rise by 13.8% in 2014 to 181 new projects

  • 181 new superyacht projects in 2014, up by 13.8% compared to 2013
  • Total length of all new projects up by 21.2% to 8,685 metres
  • Average length of new projects has increased with nearly 3 metres to 48 metres.

The amount of new projects per year, which includes new orders placed by clients and yachts of which the construction has started on speculation, is one of the most significant numbers in the superyacht industry. New projects are not only vital for shipyards but for countless businesses in the superyacht industry, ranging from suppliers to designers, and from subcontractors to the media.

Between January and December 2014, SuperYacht Company recorded 181 new projects for yachts over 30 metres; this number represents an increase of 13.8% compared to 2013, when there were 159 new projects.

2014 saw 164 new motor yacht (90.6%) projects, and 14 new sailing yacht (9.4%) projects. The total length of all new projects is 8,685 metres – 3,700 metres more than 2010 and 1,519 metres more than in 2013. The average size per contract was 48 metres which, compared to 2013 (45.1 metres), is an increase of almost 3 metres.

The largest project announced to the public was the 116 metre expedition superyacht under construction at Kleven in Norway, however we are aware of a new confidential project over 140 metres.

Number of shipyards delivering superyachts decreases with 6.2%, while yards with new projects increases with 8.6%

76 shipyards from 20 countries delivered 156 superyachts; Benetti largest producer of superyachts in 2014; 76 shipyards in 16 countries have 181 new projects; Most new superyachts in Italy, 79 new projects for 28 yards.

Deliveries 2014

The 156 superyachts delivered in 2014 were built by 76 different shipyards, which is the lowest number of shipyards in nine years. Compared to 2013 (79) this is a decrease of 6.2% and compared to 2012 (98 shipyards) this means a decrease of 22.4%.

In 2014 the Italian shipyard Benetti was the market leader for the construction of yachts over 30 metres. The shipyard completed 13 superyachts with a total length of 567 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

The superyachts delivered in 2014 were built in 20 different countries. Looking at the countries where these 156 superyachts were built, Italy is market leader with 40%, which equates to 63 superyachts built by 20 different shipyards. The Netherlands was the second biggest superyacht builder in 2014 with a market share of 10% and 16 new superyachts. The United Kingdom with 15 deliveries totalling 572 metres comes in third, followed closely by the United States with 14 superyachts totalling 553 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

New Projects 2014

For confidentiality reasons we cannot divulge details in regards to the number of new projects per shipyard, therefore we have analysed the number of new projects per country. 76 Shipyards in 16 different countries have 181 new projects. Italy is market leader with 79 new projects with a total length of 3,417 metres at 28 shipyards. The Dutch shipyards come second with 27 new projects at 11 shipyards, and a total length of 1,646 metres. With an average length of nearly 61 metres, the Dutch projects are considerably larger than the Italian projects, however the largest superyachts are being built in Germany with an average length over 100 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Superyachts delivered in 2014 valued at € 3.8 Billion

  • The value of all superyachts delivered in 2014 is estimated at € 3.8 billion.
  • Average value of a motor yacht was € 25.8 million
  • Average value of a sailing yacht was € 13 million
  • Total value of all superyachts delivered in Italy was the highest at € 1.4 billion

The total value of all motor and sailing yachts over 30 metres completed in 2014 was approximately € 3.8 billion with an average value of € 24.4 million per superyacht.

The average value of motor yachts above 30 metres was considerably higher than the sailing yachts above 30 metres, approximately € 25.8 million versus € 13 million for sailing yachts. This figure can be partly explained by the primary fact that motor yachts have a higher volume than sailing yachts.

Italian yards have produced superyachts with a total value of approximately € 1.4 billion, which equals to a market share of 36.8% in value. The second place was for Germany (approximately € 720 million) and third was the Netherlands (approximately € 660 million).

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

World’s Largest Sailing Yacht SOLAR Project by Oceanco

January 24, 2013

The leading Dutch builder, OCEANCO, is currently working on the impressive 106 m sailing yacht SOLAR project. Due to be launched in 2015, Solar superyacht project is expected to become the largest sailboat in the world. At the moment, the yard has six luxury vessels in build, all measuring above 80 meters in LOA.

106 m sailing Yacht SOLAR project by Oceanco Designed by Nuvolari Lenard Design - Image courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard Design

106 m sailing Yacht SOLAR project by Oceanco Designed by Nuvolari Lenard Design – Image courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard Design

 

Luxury mega yacht Solar project represents not only the company’s largest project, but it is also an environmentally friendly project. Once constructed, Solar will be powered mainly by solar energy.

To be fitted with a Dyna Rig System, the 106-metre Solar yacht project will be the largest luxury vessel ever constructed in the Netherlands, once launched. Featuring naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, the project has been designed by prestigious Italian design studio, Nuvolari & Lenard.

Acquired by Mohammed Al Barwani in 2010, Oceanco has grown in the past few years. The company is continuously investing in new facilities, new concepts as well as new architectural drawings and renderings.

Nuvolari Lenard Designed 106 m Sailing Yacht SOLAR project for Oceanco

December 07, 2012

Boasting spectacular exterior as well as interior design-decoration by Nuvolari Lenard Design, a common practice when it comes to most of their projects, the 106 m Sailing Yacht SOLAR project is currently under construction at the world-renowned OCEANCO shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in 2015.  ‘Solar’ yacht project features naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects.

Sailing Yacht SOLAR project built by Oceanco - Designed by Nuvolari Lenard Design - Image courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard Design

Sailing Yacht SOLAR project built by Oceanco - Designed by Nuvolari Lenard Design - Image courtesy of Nuvolari Lenard Design

Only a few details are available about this impressive superyacht project at present, revealed by Nuvolari Lenard on their Facebook Page. The impressive Oceanco built vessel will feature a steel hull and was designed with a beam of 15 metres in addition to the already mentioned 106 metres in LOA. Oceanco SOLAR superyacht project will be within the 3,000 gross-tons regulations.