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The 19 biggest superyachts under construction

18 August 2023 • Written by Holly Overton

Take a peek inside the sheds as we shine a light on the largest superyachts currently under construction, starting with a quartet of Lürssens...

Luminance | 145m

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Project Luminance is a powerful-looking Lürssen with a classic raked bow and a high, brooding superstructure. Her two-tone exterior in navy blue and silver features two helipads and a large infinity pool and is the work of Espen Øino, marking the 30th collaboration between the designer and the shipyard. Interior design is the work of Francois Zuretti but details remain a closely guarded secret. She was last seen on sea trials in April.

Project Alibaba | 142m

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Another enormous Lürssen project, rumoured to be codenamed Project Alibaba, left the construction shed in May 2022 in two halves. Very little else is known about this elusive build.

Project Deep Blue | 130m

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While no official specifications have been released by Lürssen, Project Deep Blue is estimated to measure around 130 metres. The semi-complete hull was seen to be preparing to leave the shipbuilder's Lemwerder site in July, where she will move to Lürssen's Bremen facility for the next stage of construction. Here the bow segment will be attached ahead of her expected delivery date in 2025.

Project JAG | 122m

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Commissioned by a repeat client as a replacement for his 96-metre superyacht, Project JAG is the owner's third Lürssen. Nuvolari Lenard has given this big vessel a futuristic, winged mast structure and a long pointed bow with what looks like a kind of bowsprit walkway. She can accommodate 20 guests in 11 cabins, with berths for 40 crew (that's two crew to each guest). She was seen for the first time in her full form in August 2023.

Amels 120 Full Custom | 120m

Announced in September 2020, the 120-metre in-build Amels superyacht is designed by  Espen Øino and marks the second custom collaboration between the studio and the Dutch shipyard. Described as a “unique and powerful” vessel, the project is set to be a "green, ecological superyacht" with diesel-electric engines and Azipod propulsion with superlative noise and vibration management. The project is marked for delivery in 2025.

Abeking 6514 | 120m

In October 2021, German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen announced it had signed a contract to build a 120m+ superyacht. The Abeking 6514 will be the largest project undertaken by the shipyard since the commissioning of 118-metre Project 6507, now better known as Liva.

Feadship 821 | 118.8m

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Feadship's future flagship was spotted for the first time as she was floated out of her construction shed in April 2022. The project, known as Feadship 821, is said to be the largest yacht built by the Dutch shipyard to date, usurping the 110-metre Anna and supposedly topping the recently launched Project 1010. Project 821 is due for completion in 2024.

Project 1010 | 118.8m

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The 4,999GT yacht marks a significant milestone for Feadship as its longest launch to date, surpassing the 110-metre Anna when she hit the water last year. The design comes from the pen of the redoubtable Espen Øino, whose fluid lines are interrupted by an unusual pair of “eyebrows” amidships. Otherwise, Project 1010 displays a dark blue hull, a heavily raked white superstructure and a unique observation lounge “bubble” deck with curved floor-to-ceiling glass, tucked just under the mast.

Project Cosmos | 114m

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Project Cosmos is yet another mega-build by German shipyard Lürssen and was glimpsed for the first time in March 2023.  The vessel was commissioned by a Japanese owner in 2020 and features an explorer-style profile with a glass observation lounge, swimming pool and an unusually large tender bay. Her exterior is the work of Australian designer Marc Newson, whose portfolio includes the 139.7-metre Solaris.

Dorries 156 | 113.5m

In August 2022, it was reported that Dörries Yachts had signed a contract for the construction of a 100-metre-plus superyacht for an American tech mogul.

Oceano Y722 | 111m

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The 111-metre Oceanco Project Y722 was first glimpsed in June 2022 as she left the construction shed and was shipped to Alblasserdam site to begin outfitting. The project is expected to sit around the 5,000GT mark, which would put her as the largest yacht by volume to be built by Oceanco. Mark Berryman has been called in to create the interior.

Oceanco Y723 | 111m

Also in build at Oceanco is a mysterious project known only as Y723 and due for delivery in 2026. On delivery, Oceanco Y723 and Y722 will take their place as the joint third-largest deliveries to be made by Oceanco, following Koru and Infinity.

Shackleton | 107m

When she was revealed last summer at Lürssen’s Wolgast yard, it was clear that Project Icecap was shaping up to be a very capable explorer yacht. With an axe-style bow and the superstructure well forward, the yacht should punch safely through big seas, while offering big cargo-carrying capacity on the open aft deck. Owner’s rep Moran Yacht & Ship described the boat as diesel-electric powered. An ice-classed hull, heli-hangar and forward observation lounge are also on the spec sheet. 

Freire Explorer | 105m

Little is known about the 105-metre explorer under construction at the Freire Shipyard. The contract was signed in July 2021 but no further details have been released. She is expected to be delivered in 2024.

Project JASSJ | 103m

Lürssen revealed the first details of the 103-metre Project JASSJ at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2021. Designed inside and out by RWD, Project JASSJ features accommodation for a total of 22 guests in 11 cabins, with an “industry-leading” beach club aft. Moran Yacht & Ship negotiated the build contract and will supervise the build.

Feadship 1011 | 103m

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The third Feadship to make this line-up of the biggest yachts under construction is a 103-metre project with delivery in 2024. The yacht, which was last spotted en route to the Feadship shipyard in Makkum, is supposedly designed by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design with clean lines and a vertical bow.

AKYacht 100m+ | 100m

Turkish shipyard AKYACHT has signed a contract for the build of a 100-metre-plus superyacht, with delivery scheduled for 2027. It is set to be the largest superyacht built on Turkish soil and the biggest undertaking by the shipyard, succeeding the shipyard's flagship project – the award-winning 85-metre Victorious. 

Feadship 824 | 98m

Yet to be seen in daylight, very little is known about this 98-metre Feadship build. Construction began at the beginning of 2023 and she is expected to hit the water in 2025.

Hull 597 | 98m

This 98-metre started construction under the codename Project Titanium but now goes by Hull 597. While only a line drawing has been released, the shipyard revealed the yacht would feature a certified helicopter landing pad, a "huge" swimming pool, spa and a multi-deck saloon. The keel was laid at the end of 2021.

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