10 biggest yacht launches of 2015

Project Omar

156.00m, Lürssen

Lürssen launched the 156 metre Project Omar in November and she was seen floating out of the shed later this year. The largest superyacht launch of the year, she is reportedly built by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. Project Omar is the largest yacht currently in build and will be the fourth largest yacht in the world when she is delivered in 2016.

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Sailing Yacht A

142.80m, Nobiskrug

One of the most striking and divisive yacht launches ever, Sailing Yacht A is definitely the most covered launch of 2015. The boundary pushing, sail-assisted motor yacht was photographed on sea trials in October, a month after her giant masts had been installed. Delivery to her owner Andrey Melnichenko is expected in 2016.

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SAILING YACHT A

Nobiskrug   142.81 m •   2017

Golden Odyssey

123.20m, Lürssen

Lürssen's second entry in this top 10, the highly secretive Project Tatiana, was launched in March and then spotted heading out for sea trials in May. She was then seen on the quayside at Lemwerder in July, where her name became known to the world as Golden Odyssey.

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GOLDEN ODYSSEY

Lurssen   123.2 m •   2015

Ulysses

107.00m, Kleven

The 107 metre explorer yacht is the first yacht to be built by Norwegian ship-builder Kleven. The yacht was commissioned by New Zealand businessman Graeme Hart in March 2013.  Ulysses was moved from Norway to Germany in August for its final outfitting. The work is nearly completed and delivery is expected in early 2016.

Symphony

101.50m, Feadship

Formerly known as Project 808,  Symphony is the largest yacht to be built by  Feadship. She was launched in January 2015 in the Netherlands._ Sea trials took place in the Spring and then after _she was delivered in May,  she headed straight for a summer in the Mediterranean.

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SYMPHONY

Feadship   101.5 m •   2015

Lady Lara

91.00m, Lürssen

Lady Lara hit the water in September 2013 for her technical launch, before an extensive fit out took place ready for sea trials in July 2015. Following a  November delivery, Lady Lara was seen on her way to Norway for her maiden voyage, before heading to the Caribbean for the winter.

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LADY LARA

Lurssen   91 m •   2015

Aquijo

85.00m, Oceanco/Vitters

The much anticipated collaboration between Oceanco and Vitters was launched in May. Aquijo is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world and marks new territory for Oceanco, who is known for building large custom motor yachts. They received specialist input on the construction of sailing yachts from Vitters to help create a superyacht that is  as nimble as a smaller yacht.

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AQUIJO

Oceanco, Vitters   85.9 m •   2016

Savannah

83.50m, Feadship

Savannah has been billed as Feadship's most innovative yacht ever. She was launched in January and was then seen squeezing through the Dutch waterways in March on her way to a week of sea trials. In August she was  photographed on her maiden voyage.

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SAVANNAH

Feadship   83.5 m •   2015

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Feadship   83.5 m •   12 guests • Price from €1,000,000 p/w

Romea

82.40m, Abeking & Rasmussen

Romea was launched in February 2015 and delivered to her owners in June. Her first port of call was Kristansand in Norway and then she headed to the Isle of Man. In September she was  signed off for charter in the western Mediterranean.

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ROMEA

Abeking & Rasmussen   82.4 m •   2015

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ROMEA

Abeking & Rasmussen   81.8 m •   12 guests • Price from €875,000 p/w

Silver Fast

77.00m, Silver Yachts

The world's largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht, Silver Fast was launched in March 2015 in Australia. Following Sea trials in April she was delivered in May. She then made the long journey to Monaco by July in order to be available for client inspections.

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SILVER FAST

Silver Yachts   77 m •   2015

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