The new 2017 year is promised to be exciting for the global marine industry. A number of important announcement throughout 2016 created a buzz on some of the most expected superyacht projects. The largest and the most famous shipbuilders work hard to be able to deliver the best superyachts in a timely manner. Here a compilation of the to 10 most expected projects of 2017.
1. SAILING YACHT A – 142M – NOBISKRUG
Widely popular Sailing Superyacht A has been admired by many, thanks to her striking looks and innovative technology. Bearing the title of “The Largest Superyacht” she measures 142 metres with her tallest mast being 91 metres. She will be able to reach a top speed of 21 kn. Sailing Yacht A is expected to be delivered to her owner in 2017.
2. PROJECT THUNDER – 135M – LURSSEN
Thunder Project is full of mystery with very limited details revealed until now. It is know that this 135-metre mega yacht has a steel full displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. According to some information on the superyacht, Project Thunder has 5 decks. We are awaiting more information and images of this incredible new project to be unveiled, as her completion is scheduled for 2017.
3. PROJECT JUPITER – 120M – LURSSEN
4. PROJECT JUBILEE – 110M – OCEANCO
The world-renowned Dutch builder Oceanco is an imposing 110-metre vessel Jubilee. A fantastic team of international recognised designers worked on this incredible project: Azure Naval Architects were responsible for naval architecture, Igor Lovanov designed her exterior, and Sam Sorgiovanni designed her interior. Some of her luxury features include a glass elevator and a large swimming pool.
5. SOLAR -105M – OCEANCO
Solar is the largest sailing superyacht to be built in the Netherlands. Scheduled for delivery in 2017, she features innovative technology including the ability of operating on solar power only. Her naval architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects, while her interior and exterior design is by Nuvolari Lenard.
6. PROJECT MISTRAL – 104M – LURSSEN
The 104-metre superyacht Amadea (Project Mistral) is one of the most stunning yachts built in Germany. She is due for delivery before the end of 2016, however might be rescheduled for early 2017. Incredible exterior design is a work of renowned Espen Oeino.
7. Hull 6501 – 98M – ABEKING AND RASSMUSSEN
Currently under construction at Abeking & Rasmussen‘s shipyard in Lemwerder, this custom build superyacht measures 98 metres in LOA. Due to be launched in 2017, Hull 6501 features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Images of this superyacht are unavailable, however, we will update this information as we receive more details.
8. PROJECT YASMIN – 92M – OCEANCO
The completion of Oceanco Y716, also known as Project Yasmin is expected in 2017. This 95-metre superyacht will have a beam of 14.2m and a draft of 4m. She will be able to reach a maximum speed of 20 kn. Exterior designer of the project is Espen Oeino, while interior design is by Terence Disdale. Superyacht Yasmin will provide accommodation for a total of 14 guests and 27 crew members.
9. Y715 – 89M – OCEANCO
Oceanco Y715 was launched in the Netherlands on 29 October 2016, however, this stunning 89-metres superyacht is still surrounded by secrecy and many details still remain confidential. We know that Sam Sorgiovanni worked on exterior design but her interior designer remains unknown. She is expected to be delivered to her owner in 2017.
10. Silver Loft – 85m – Silver Yachts
The Australian yacht builder Silver Yachts is currently building the new 85m last world explorer Silver Loft. Her hull is believed to be the most efficient among those ever produced by the yard. Silver Loft’s versatile and design provide a rare opportunity to use this superyacht also as a support vessel.