The past year saw many of the world’s biggest shipyards launch new flagships. For the full run-down, take a look at our list of the 10 largest superyachts launched in 2014. For this list we look back on something slightly different, the largest superyachts delivered in 2014. Some of these were superyachts that were actually put in the water in 2013, but only handed over to their owners this year. Read on – it’s been quite a 12 months.
The 10 largest superyachts delivered in 2014
**1. Fincantieri 140m *Ocean Victory
The largest superyacht delivered in 2014 also makes number nine on The Register of Top 200 largest yachts and is the biggest yacht ever built in Italy. Fincantieri managed to keep the four-year project largely under wraps and even at Ocean Victory's delivery on December 5 scant details about the boat were known. However, we do know that Ocean Victory's seven decks feature an internal heli hangar, a floodable tender dock that can fit a 14 metre boat, no less than six pools and a 300 square metre spa area.
2. Elefsis 125m Maryah
Maryah's external lines are striking and her interior sounds yet more so, offering her guests – up to 54 of them – a night club, business centre, computer room, games room, sushi bar, full cinema, gym and large spa area, not to mention the vast external deck areas. Those wishing to get ashore in style can head for the 10 metre tender, or the helipad. The project has been so cloaked in secrecy that no photographs exist in public circulation of Maryah. With a 125m hull, she was the second largest superyacht delivered in 2014.
**3. 106m *Poseidonos
The Poseidonos project transformed a passenger ferry into a six-deck superyacht. The owner’s suite over the fifth deck features a dining saloon, office, 100 square metre cabin and sitting room, comprising 240 square metres in all. Meanwhile the boat has 23 guest cabins on the third deck and 19 crew cabins on the second deck. The conversion of this 1997 build took place in Greece. Spanning 106m, Poseidonos was the third largest superyacht delivered in 2014.
**4. Lürssen 104m *Quantum Blue
Built in the same capacious sheds that housed last year’s biggest launch, Azzam (still the largest private yacht in the world), Quantum Blue was launched in July and delivered in December, becoming the fourth largest superyacht delivered in 2014. Tim Heywood took care of the exterior design while Alberto Pinto oversaw the sumptuous interior.
**5. Lürssen 95.2m *Kismet
Formerly known as Project Global, Kismet was delivered this autumn and was immediately offered for charter through Moran Yacht & Ship, at weekly rates of €1,200,000. Her interior is heavy on marble and rare woods and she features a vast saloon and formal dining room for 18 guests. Measuring over 95m, Kismet was the fifth largest superyacht launched in 2014.
**6. Oceanco 91.50m *Equanimity
The sixth largest superyacht delivered in 2014 was Equanimity. She may have started life with the unassuming tag of project PA164, but when the covers came off in June and Netherlands-based builder Oceanco handed her over to the owner, Equanimity made headlines for more than just her size. She’s the first superyacht built to the Passenger Yacht Code, meaning the owner has been able to max out the accommodation with beds for 26 guests and 28 crew.
**7. Oceanco 88.50m *Infinity
Where some owners seek equanimity, others seek infinity. Dutch builder Oceanco launched superyacht Y710 in August and after sea trials she was handed over and her name revealed in mid-December. The steel and aluminium five-decker is the tenth yacht in Oceanco’s Y series and boasts a top speed of 18.5 knots, powered by twin MTU engines offering a whopping 4,828hp each.* *Infinity's 88.5m hull makes her the seventh largest superyacht delivered in 2014.
**8. Blohm+Voss 82m *Graceful
Graceful was launched in October 2013 after a 23-month build and delivered seven months later. With an owner’s area over two decks that boasts a folding balcony and beach door terrace giving direct sea access, she was worth the wait. The eighth largest superyacht delivered in 2014 also features a swimming pool that can be converted to a dance floor by raising the pool floor.
9. Abeking & Rasmussen 81.8m Kibo
The second largest yacht ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen (just 68cm shorter than Secret), Kibo was delivered to her owner Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut in June. Kibo, the cover star of our relaunch issue in August, boasts a stunning design by Terence Disdale and is a finalist in our ShowBoats Design Awards 2014. Measuring over 81m, Kibo was the ninth largest superyacht delivered in 2014.
**10. CRN 73m *Yalla
Launched in May and delivered in August, Yalla has had a busy year. Despite boasting five decks and accommodation for 12 guests and 22 crew, she boasts a relatively sporty profile, thanks to the design team of Omega Architects and CRN, and the estimated 430,000 man hours it took to build the tenth largest superyacht delivered in 2014.