Based on China’s Yantai Peninsula on the Bohai Gulf, superyacht builder Pride Mega Yachts (formerly Pryde Mega Yachts) is dedicated to delivering wholly custom, European-quality luxury yacht projects with the competitive price tag made possible by China’s lower labour rates.
History of Pride Mega Yachts
Luxury yacht builder Pride Mega Yachts is a recent evolution of shipyard Raffles Yacht (also known as Yantai Raffles), which gained international fame when it launched the 88.15m, “proa”-style MY _Asean Lady _in 2004. The 90.1m traditional superyacht Nero delivered in 2007 also was constructed at Yantai Raffles. In 2010, the shipyard was acquired by China International Marine Containers (CIMC), a global 11-billion-dollar enterprise. CIMC rebranded the superyacht builder as Pryde Mega Yachts, then changed the name slightly to the current Pride Mega Yachts.
Notable Pride Mega Yachts
The flagship for superyacht builder Pride will be Illusion, an 88m motor yacht scheduled for completion at the end of 2015. Naval architecture for the project is by world renowned Azure Naval Architects, while interior design is by Sander Sinot. The décor is Asian-inspired elegance and the yacht will accommodate 14 guests in 7 staterooms and 27 crew.
Specialisations of Pride Mega Yachts
Luxury yacht builder Pride Mega Yachts specialises in the development and construction of 80- to 120-metre custom super yachts either from their own design boards or in collaboration with yacht design firms all over the world. The shipyard currently is offering two other superyacht designs, the 115m Estatement and 108.8m Tomorrow.