It’s that time of year when we reflect on what has happened over the last 12 months. Yesterday we looked at the largest yachts launched in 2012. Today we review the top 10 largest yachts that were delivered to their owners this year.
In terms of deliveries in 2011, Dutch yards came out on top with four yachts delivered, all by Feadship. But 2012 definitely belongs to German yards, which accounted for 5 of our top 10, with a combined total length of 469 metres.
Topaz | 147.25m | Lürssen
Topaz was technically launched in May 2012 when she emerged from her floating shed at Lürssen’s Aumund yard. She is the second largest yacht ever launched by the German yard. Her exterior design is by Tim Heywood, while Andrew Winch is responsible of her interior. Read more about the delivery of Topaz
96m | Pendennis Plus
The largest private motor yacht ever built in the UK, the 96m motor yacht Vava II, was delivered to her owner and left the Pendennis Plus (formerly Devonport) yard on March 2012 for her maiden cruise to St Maarten in the Caribbean.
88.5m | Oceanco
Nirvana is the second largest superyacht ever built by Oceanco. Designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, this beautiful yacht is already for sale at €230 million. She features in the January 2013 issue of Boat International. Read more
88m | Lürssen
Previously known under the project name Bellissimo, the 88m Lürssen superyacht Quattroelle hit the water in August 2012. She's built in steel and aluminium to a design by Nuvolari & Lenard.
87m | Lürssen
Being one of the first yachts launched in 2012, the 87 metre Lürssen superyacht Ace was previously known under the project name Rocky. Andrew Winch is responsible of her unusual profile with large side arches surmounted by oval side balconies. Read me
78.5m | Feaship
Launched in April 2012, the 78.5m Feadship motor yacht Hampshire II, hull number 806, is designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon. She features a helicopter landing platform on the foredeck which can be transformed into a playing field. Read more
78.2m | Feadship
Venus is a 78.2 metre Feadship aluminum yacht engineered by De Voogt Naval Architects with styling by Philippe Starck.
77m | Hanseatic Marine
Launched in mid March 2012 under the name Smeralda, Sea Stallion is the third motoryacht in its series of Espen Oeino’s distinctive long, narrow, fuel-efficient designs.
73.51m | Nobiskrug
Launched in October 2011, Mogambo was delivered in March 2012. Her Reymond Langton design and original paint scheme make her one of the sleeker yachts recently delivered.
73.51m | Nobiskrug
Launched under the name Graffiti, the 73.51m Nobiskrug motor yacht Flying Fox changed of hands before her delivery. Sistership of Mogambo, she's also designed by Reymond Langton.