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Ten upcoming superyacht deliveries to look out for

1 November 2023 • Written by Dea Jusufi

This year has seen its fair share of spectacular superyacht projects – including Abeking & Rasmussen's 118.2-metre flagship Liva O and Freire's 111.9-metre Renaissance (now one of the most expensive charter yachts on the market). But as 2023 draws to a close, there are still a few new superyachts to look forward to. 

From the highly confidential Project Icecap to Tecnomar's recent, radical debut of This Is It, BOAT takes a peek at what's yet to officially emerge from the shed...

Ultra G

Builder: Heesen
Length: 58.5m

Ultra G is one of Heesen's most powerful projects yet. With a propulsion package that totals 22,000 horsepower – including four water jets – she can reach an impressive 37 knots in light load conditions. A “sport fisherman in yacht disguise”, Ultra G's custom design draws on inspiration from two previous sportfishing models built by Heesen in the nineties and features a fighting chair and storage for 40 rods. She's also equipped with a custom Vanquish tender.

Read More/More details of Heesen's 60m superyacht Ultra G revealed by designer

Project Jag

Credit: Superyachtblog

Builder: Lürssen
Length: 122m

Commissioned by an experienced client as a replacement for his 96-metre, Project Jag is one of the largest superyachts currently under construction (and the owner's third Lürssen). The project bears a number of the same design signatures as his former yachts, including an elongated bowsprit and plenty of al fresco deck space. Exteriors were designed by Nuvolari Lenard while the interiors – courtesy of Reymond Langtonare described as a “beautiful, bespoke homage to the owner's lifestyle”. There will be two staff for every guest on board.

Read More/Lürssen's 122m superyacht Kismet delivered

Luminance 

Builder: Lürssen
Length:
145m

Another powerful-looking Lürssen, Luminance's classic raked bow and high, brooding superstructure were photographed when she embarked on her sea trials in April. Construction on the mammoth project began in 2018 – but Luminance has since been kept tightly under wraps. Her exterior is known to be Espen Øino-designed, while her interiors have been styled by Francois Zuretti. Once delivered, she'll be the seventh largest Lürssen on the water.

Read More/145m Lürssen superyacht Luminance delivered

Moonen 110

Builder: Moonen
Length: 33.9m

A take on the contemporary gentleman's yacht, the Moonen 110 sees René van der Velden and Diana Yacht Design team up once more, having previously worked on the Dutch shipyard's Martinique series. She also takes cues from previous models Moonen 84 and 97. London-based Studio Indigo is behind the yacht's interiors, with "a sweeping spiral staircase using fluted natural timbers" sitting at the heart of the design.

Read More/Moonen Yachts releases new imagery of first Moonen 110

Sparta

Credit: Tom Van Oossanen

Builder: Heesen    
Length: 67m

Sparta is based on the yard’s 66-metre Project Avanti – first presented at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2018, the sporty, low-profile design caught the eye of its commissioning owner. Last spotted heading out to sea trials, the 1,200GT superyacht is Heesen's largest steel construction to date and has been styled inside and out by British studio Winch Design. Her interiors are said to follow an elemental theme with different sections dedicated to water, earth and air.

Read More/First look: interiors of 67m Heesen superyacht Sparta revealed

Project Icecap

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Builder: Lürssen
Length: 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", while an ice-classed hull, heli-hangar and forward observation lounge are also on the spec sheet.

Read More/Project Icecap: Secretive 107m Lürssen project begins sea trials

Akula

Builder: Rossinavi
Length: 59.4m

Rossinavi's first ever explorer yacht, Akula was rolled out of the shed in June sporting a striking scarlet hull by Gian Paolo Nari. Once delivered, she'll support "marine research activities and philanthropic projects" with her variety of diving equipment, custom open-air observation deck and two six-metre containers which act as transportable science labs. Fitted with diesel-electric propulsion, Akula also has "optimised fuel consumption" for a lower environmental impact during long periods of time at sea.

Read More/Akula: Rossinavi launches first 59m explorer yacht

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