Abeking & Rasmussen Lays Keel on 118m Yacht

29 August 2019• Written by Olivia Michel

German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has laid the keel of its 118 metre in-build superyacht Project 6507.

Measuring at 118 metres, hull 6507 is the largest displacement motor yacht ever produced by the yard. It tops the 98.4 metre, Reymond Langton styled Aviva, which was delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2017.

Representatives of the owners, along with the members of the shipyard and designer team, were all present for the celebration. The ceremony took place on August 26 at the Pella Sietas shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and marks the symbolic start to the yacht’s assembly. The project is expected to be completed by 2021.

German Shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen will be constructing the 118 metre yacht in collaboration with interior and exterior designer Joseph Dirand.

The interior and exterior of the motor yacht has been designed by French architect Joseph Dirand. It is anticipated that Project 6507 will include onboard features such as an exceptionally large swimming pool and a glass-fronted Neptune lounge. The owners can expect multiple tenders, toys and a personal submarine to be included in the yacht's toybox.

The exterior design of the yacht also showcases innovative technology; developed by Berlin-based company Photon, a new process of laser wielding will guarantee a smoother surface on the yacht's shell plaiting. Cornelsen & Partner will be acting as the client's representatives throughout the construction process.

Hull 6507 will join the ranks of some of the largest yachts in the world. At 118 metres, she will be just short of the Philippe Starck designed Motor Yacht A, which measures 119 metres in length.