Top 10 largest superyacht orders in 2013
by Sean Conneely
This year not only saw record-breaking superyacht launches and deliveries, but sizeable new orders. The Top 10 largest megayachts ordered this year are presented below – some of them sure to be largest new launches and deliveries for years to come.
1 Kleven 107m K-366
A Norwegian yard known mainly for its commercial builds, in March 2013 Kleven announced it had signed a contract for a 107m explorer superyacht. Design is by Marin Teknikk, and the yacht will accommodate 60 passengers over seven decks. Special features will include a helipad, a helicopter garage, a swimming pool and a 21m tender carried on the foredeck. Delivery: December 2014.
2 Lürssen 91m project Orchid
Lürssen's 91m superyacht project Orchid features exterior and interior styling by Reymond Langton Design. Notable design features include an oversized beach club and spa area on the lower deck and two guest staterooms featuring sea terraces.
A new order for a 90m from a famed Dutch yard comes in high on our list. The order came in towards the end of 2013 and little is known other than she is designed by Dubois and will feature a Redman Whiteley Dixon interior. Delivery: 2015
4 Oceanco 88.5m Y715
Little is known about this recent Oceanco superyacht order, coming in towards the end of 2013. Hull Y715 is 88.5m and her design is by Sam Sorgiovanni. Delivery: 2017
5 Feadship 84.5m 686
Hull 686 from Dutch builder Feadship will be 84.5m. Delivery: 2015.
6 Amels 73.5m 242 Limited Editions
Moran Yacht & Ship closed on the sale of the first Amels 242 Limited Editions superyacht, project Freefall, in September 2013. Her exterior design is by Tim Heywood with an interior by Andrew Winch Designs. Delivery: 2016
7 Heesen 70m YN 17470
In December 2013, Heesen Yachts signed the contract for its largest yacht yet – a 70m fast displacement superyacht. Hull YN 17470 with have exterior design by Espen Øino International and interiors by Sinot Design. Delivery: 2016
8 NDSQ 69m Nakilat 69
In April 2013, Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar (NDSQ) in Qatar confirmed the order of a new 69m superyacht. Nakilat 69 will be a customized version of the 67m Sea Axe vessel developed by Dutch builder Damen. Delivery: 2015
*9 Feadship 67m 809 *
This 67m Feadship superyacht will feature design by Eidsgaard Design. Delivery: 2015
10 Benetti 64m
Very few details about the latest and impressively sized – 64m superyacht – Benetti order, which was announced during the Benetti press conference at Cannes boat show this summer. Delivery: 2016