2017’s Top Superyacht Deliveries: Power, Sail, and Hybrid On Schedule
70M-MY/GALACTICA SUPER NOVA
If 2016 was all about Dilbar’s impressive 156m/511′ stretch, Galactica Super Nova’s stunning design, and Aquijo’s sailing performance, 2017 looks to make its own statements with delivery of a record number of stunning builds. While there are many more yachts under construction scheduled for 2018-2020 delivery, here’s a peek at we have to look forward to this year:
Nobiskrug’s Sailing Yacht A
Readying for delivery in 2017 after sneaking out for some 2016 sea trials, Sailing Yacht A built by Nobiskrug for Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko in the Kiel shipyard measures 142m/464’11”. This sail-assisted yacht with Philippe Starck and Doelker & Voges exterior design and interiors also by Starck is both sail and motor yacht. Three carbon fiber rotating masts will carry fully-automated, carbon fiber, full roach Doyle sails. The distinctive design also boasts a hybrid powerplant sporting controllable-pitch propellers driven by two MTU 20V 4000 ML73 3600kW lineshaft motors. Following on the heels of Motor Yacht A, anticipation is running high for the first images under sail.
Dream Ship Victory’s Dream Symphony
At 141 m/462’7″, Dream Symphony is majestic, but her chic lines almost defy the wooden hull crafted of a dense African hardwood, Iroko, which also stands in for teak in decks and joinery. Collecting the best of a trio of experts, Dream Symphony displays Dykstra naval architecture, Ken Frievokh Design, and Valery Stepanenko’s direction as owner of the Turkish Dream Ship Victory yard. Displaying 5,000 square meters of sail, glass-walled pool with rising floor that doubles as a helipad, and duplex double deck layout, the yacht is constructed to exacting standards using FEA, finite element analysis, to ensure she is worthy of nature’s most powerful forces.
A sporty spirit with aggressive profile, Lürssen’s Motor Yacht Jupiter shows off in graceful waves of blue contrasting against a white superstructure atop her 123-meter/403’6″ hull. With an exterior entrusted to H2 Yacht Design and interiors by March & White, she displays distinctive oval port shapes accentuating her curves. Scheduled for a spring, 2017, delivery, she is one of Lürssen’s largest yachts to date, with seven additional superyachts under the Lurssen brand currently in construction, including the 135m/442’10” Project Thunder and 111m/364’2″ Tis, both scheduled for 2018 delivery and the massive 139m/456’0″ Redwood scheduled for 2019.
Kleven EX 370
Launched in November of 2016, this huge, five deck explorer yacht is scheduled for spring 2017 delivery. The Norwegian firm, more accustomed to creating commercial vessels designed for offshore use, put its skills to the task of creating a hardworking, 116-meter/380-foot explorer yacht while adding luxury to every component. Marin Teknikk and New Zealand firm Oscar Mike Naval Architects worked together to streamline the design, perfect for extended voyages in challenging seas with accommodations for 66 guests.
The view from overhead is as distinctive as it gets with this 100-meter/328-foot plus Lürssen motor yacht Mistral, showing off triple chevron-shaped superstructure decks designed by the hand of Espen Øino. Showing off a helipad to stem and a long pool of blue to stern, the space between is packed with luxurious details we cannot wait to discover, but information remains private.
Probably one of the first big deliveries of 2017, Feadship’s 92-meter/301.84-foot motor yacht Aquarius sports a streamlined profile with long stretches of glazing tucked deep into the decking, presenting a unique look that immediately identifies her arrival. Built at the Aalsmeer shipyard, her exterior is from De Voogt, her interior design from Sinot, accommodating 14 guests in 7 cabins, served by 31 crew.
Abeking & Rasmussen Aviva
A chic cornflower blue hull and tomahawk bow set Aviva apart from most traditional yachts, in case the 98-meter/321’6″ hull was not enough. A pretty yacht with three decks penned from the deck of Reymond Langton, Aviva was just 33 months from contract when she hit the water. The unique hull shape is designed to reduce drag by 20 percent, while hybrid propulsion enables an 11 knot clip without mains engaged. Scheduled for a spring 2017 delivery, details continue to be closely guarded by the yard.
Silver Yachts Silver Loft
Yes, she is edgy, in more ways than one, but the Australian yard Silver Yachts doesn’t do anything half way. Silver Loft’s crisp 83-meter/272-foot hull from the hand of Espen Øino sports a loft style design in the upper deck and living spaces, wrapped with glass for dramatic views and lots of light. Clean and uncluttered with lots of storage space, she is destined for long range 5,000 nm journeys at 18 knots, whether as an independent luxury yacht or as highly capable support for the mother yacht.