8 superyacht yards with projects to look out for


Pershing 140

At 43.53 metres, the Pershing 140 is the Italian brand’s largest design to date – and its first made out of aluminium. Typically sporty, it has a steel grid on the bow that is reminiscent of a coupé car.

The yacht was penned by Fulvio De Simoni, who has designed every Pershing model since 1985. Part of the main deck is raised into a mezzanine, creating more space for a huge water-level beach club with fold-out sides. One of the three MTU engine options will offer a top speed of 38 knots.

The Pershing 140 is expected to debut in 2018.

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Project Nova

Silence is golden on this in-build 49.8 metre from Heesen, but her hybrid diesel electric propulsion will also offer relatively eco-friendly consumption.

Project Nova will burn 98 litres per hour at 12 knots and only 57 litres per hour at 10 knots. She will still have a respectable 16.3 knot top speed with her main engines and reach 9 knots with hybrid diesel electric propulsion and boast a transatlantic range.

The hull and superstructure were joined in January 2016 with the build on track for delivery in Spring 2017. Project Nova features in our favourite Heesen superyachts.

Meanwhile, Project Ruya has reached the outfitting phase and  Project Alida is also under construction. As we look forward to Project Alida's 2017 delivery, interior designer Dickie Bannenberg gave us his thoughts on its top design features.


Amels 188

The in-build 57.7 metre Amels 188 is the first hybrid Limited Editions and will feature Amels’ hybrid switchboard and waste-heat recovery system.

Amels became the first Dutch yacht builder to meet the new IMO regulations when it completed engineering tests on the Amels 188 design.

The yard believes that it could offer a €150,000 return on investment over a three-year period. The engineering phase is completed and the first hull is expected to be delivered in spring 2018.

Reymond Langton Design penned the interior, which they describe as contemporary but warm, and Tim Heywood designed the exterior.

Amels is also working on the 83m Limited Editions 272, the first 73.5m Amels 242 Project Freefall, and the second Amels 242 Project 7402.


OPY 80 concept

Sparked by the fashion for explorer yachts, German shipyard Fassmer has collaborated with Beiderbeck Designs on this 80 metre – an evolution of the yard’s Fassmer OPV 80 patrol boat.

Merging superyacht luxury with the capabilities of a commercial vessel, it features a mechanism that can launch and retrieve tenders while cruising, a helicopter hangar and a forward-facing owner’s area, wrapped in glass for expansive views whatever the weather.


Endurance 50

Italian yard Rossinavi has piled eco features into its 50 metre Endurance project, which was sold in March 2015 and is due to be launched in 2017.

Diesel electric Rolls-Royce pod drives plus diesel engines that comply with Tier III emissions regulations, reduce pollution. Other measures run from eco-friendly antifouling paint to careful waste management.

The Endurance 50, Project FR032, is designed for blue water cruising and the hull has been optimised for sea-keeping and extended range.

Rossinavi is also building the Longitude 47, which is also due in 2017.


Riva 880 concept

The classic or sporty exterior styles of Riva’s two new superyacht lines are designed to appeal to a variety of owners.

The classic line, seen above, is inspired by the 1964 Caravelle, while the sporty design is aggressively styled and more closely related to recent Riva coupé yachts, such as the Riva 88 Domino Super.

Both will be available in 50, 60, 70 or 90 metres and will be built in light aluminium alloy.


Arcadia 100

Eco-focused Naples yard Arcadia has two projects to look out for.

The solar panels on the 29 metre Arcadia 100 take care of hotel loads on board so that, at anchor, guests can relax on the stern platform or be in the water without emissions or vibrations spoiling the scene. It is expected to splash in Spring 2016.

Arcadia’s dinky 16.8 metre Sherpa is also brand new. It also features solar panels and is intended to be the ultimate chase boat. The Sherpa has plenty of space for toys and an air-conditioned deck space ideal for tropical climates.


Tankoa S531 concept

Tankoa’s two 53 metre concepts are based on the same platform but tailored to different owners.

Designed by Francesco Paszkowski, the S531 offers the amenities of a much larger yacht and a massive 160 square metres of deck space, while the S532 focuses on interior space, with a volume typically seen on a 60 metre yacht, plus a large sunpad aft and a pool forward. Both have steel hulls, light alloy superstructures and an intended transatlantic range.

Meanwhile  Tankoa's 50 metre build S501 is on track for delivery in 2017, with construction of the hull and superstructure completed by January 2016.

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