Oceans 12: The Year of the Megayacht

This past year saw the launch of a vessel that will likely unseat the current queen of the Top 100, Eclipse. Currently under lock and key at German builder Lürssen’s yard, speculations on ownership of this 591-foot (180-meter) yacht abound, but this wasn’t Lürssen’s only marquee moment.
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Lurssen's Quattroelle - Photo by Carl Groll

Lurssen's Quattroelle - Photo by Carl Groll

This past year saw the launch of a vessel that will likely unseat the current queen of the Top 100, Eclipse. Currently under lock and key at German builder Lürssen’s yard, speculations on ownership of this 591-foot (180-meter) yacht abound, but this wasn’t Lürssen’s only marquee moment. Some of the yard’s recent launches include the Nuvolari-Lenard-designed 85-meter Quatroelle, the 279-foot (85.1-meter) Espen Øino-designed Niki and the 482-foot (147-meter) Topaz. On the sail side, there is news of a 100-meter superyacht that brokers Moran Yacht & Ship say will be built at Oceanco. Oceanco also presented Nirvana to a select few in Monaco and recently launched project Y-708. In addition, Burgess recently announced the sale of a 361-foot (110-meter) yacht, also to be built at Oceanco. In fact, there may be as many as 15 yachts 328 feet (100 meters) and larger currently in build around the world, with deliveries scattered from late 2013 to 2015.

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