7 of the coolest new superyachts from 2016


With key arrivals from the likes of LürssenAmels and Heesen, 2016 is already shaping up to be a strong year for the superyacht industry. We round up seven of the best new arrivals from the year so far.

Named after the ancient Greek settlement that became synonymous with luxurious living, Sybaris splashed down at Italian yard Perini Navi in May. Measuring 70 metres LOA and featuring naval architecture by Perini Navi in collaboration with Philippe Briand, this graceful ketch is the second largest Perini Navi to date behind the 88 metre Maltese Falcon.


Recently spotted leaving Amsterdam on what is reportedly her delivery voyage, the 92 metre Feadship superyacht Aquarius was launched in September 2016 for American owner Steve Wynn, who plans to use her as a floating home for his fine art collection. Feadship paid particular attention to noise and vibration reduction on board this Sander Sinot-designed yacht and as a result, Aquarius is one of the quietest superyachts in the world.

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Feadship   92 m •   2016


She may not be the largest Lürssen yacht, but 156 metre Dilbar still turned heads all across Europe in June when she was delivered to the Mediterranean. The German yard has claimed three key records for Dilbar, calling her the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage. Lürssen adds that her 180 cubic metre swimming pool is believed to be the largest on any yacht, while her 30,000kw diesel electric power plant is also thought to be a record for a superyacht, giving her a cruising speed of 22.5 knots.

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Lurssen   156 m •   2016


The 90 metre Benetti flagship Lionheart was delivered to her owner in July 2016. Sporting a curvy superstructure and four decks, Lionheart has been shrouded in secrecy but we do know that her exterior is from the drawing board of long-time Benetti collaborator Stefano Natucci.

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Benetti   90 m •   2016

Here Comes The Sun

Another flagship that emerged in 2016, Here Comes The Sun earns its place on our list by virtue of being the largest Amels to date, at 83 metres overall. The client is a former Amels owner who wanted to make the step up to a larger vessel, and the resulting superyacht is a monumental achievement. Key features on board include a 42 metre long, 300 square metre owner’s deck, and accommodation for a further 14 guests.

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Amels   89 m •   2016


After four years in development, Cloudbreak left the Abeking & Rasmussen yard in May and headed off on a round-the-world cruise. This 72.5 metre explorer yacht is one of the coolest new yachts available for charter in 2016. She will be made available in the Caribbean during the winter season. This rugged yacht's exteriors were styled by Espen Øino and interior design is courtesy of Christian Liaigre.

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Abeking & Rasmussen   75.28 m •   2016

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Abeking & Rasmussen   75.28 m •   12 guests • Price from €750,000 p/w

Galactica Super Nova

Launched by Heesen in March and measuring in at 70.07 metres, Galatica Super Nova is the largest yacht to date from this venerable Dutch yard and features exterior design by Espen Øino. Her colourful interiors by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design are matched by some similarly eye-catching exterior features, such as an outdoor cinema that transforms into a helipad and a superyacht swimming pool that is fed by a waterfall.

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Heesen Yachts   70.07 m •   2016

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