As the Mediterranean season approaches, we take a look at some of the coolest new superyachts that are set to make their mark in 2017...
Currently moored up in her homeport of Antibes, Faith is the third largest yacht to be launched by Dutch yard Feadship to date. Her super-smooth styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon oozes a nonchalant cool backed up by her premium on board features, such as a sundeck pizza oven and a glass-bottomed swimming pool.
From her curvy superstructure to her colourful hull finish, Aviva is certainly one to keep an eye out for this season. The new flagship of German yard Abeking & Rasmussen at 98 metres LOA, she was styled by British studio Reymond Langton Design. Further details remain closely guarded for the time being.
It’s very much a case of back to the future with this new 74 metre Lürssen superyacht. Her codename Project Gatsby gave us a clue as to the classic Winch Design styling, which is evident in the round portholes and smooth lines. Underneath that is the latest in yachting technology, including twin MTU 16V 4000 M63 engines that deliver a top speed of 18 knots. Aurora (not to be mistaken with the new Rossinavi yacht of the same name) is due for delivery before the end of the year.
Launched in January amid a flurry of colour, Cloud 9 is a fully custom CRN superyacht created for an experienced Australian owner. At 74 metres LOA, she is the second largest yacht that the Italian yard has splashed so far and her smooth, flowing exterior was created by Zuccon International Project.
Another flagship model to hit the water in 2017, the 52 metre Seven Sins is the largest in the Sanlorenzo fleet so far. Styled inside and out by Officina Italiana Design, she can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins. Star features include a superyacht gym and a floodable tender garage.
At 38.4 metres LOA, Highlight is by no means the largest superyacht to have been launched so far this year, but with cutting-edge styling from Riza Tansu, she is certainly one of the coolest. Seen here on her sea trials off the coast of Tuzla, Highlight tops out at 16 knots thanks to a pair of Caterpillar C18s.