Yards launch bigger, better and more standout superyachts every month. BOAT rounds up the best new launches to help you keep track, starting with Lürssen's striking new 145-metre...
Length: 145m Builder: Lürssen
Project Luminance hit the water at Lürssen's Bremen shipyard in February 2023 and was later spotted heading out to begin sea trials near the end of April. At 145 metres, Project Luminance is currently the eleventh-largest yacht in the world and the seventh-largest yacht ever built by Lürssen. Details surrounding the project have been closely guarded since construction began in 2018, but her exterior design is known to be the work of Espen Øino while Francois Zuretti is responsible for the yacht's interior.
Project Luminance is scheduled for delivery in July 2023.
Length: 59.7m Builder: Royal Huisman
Dutch sailing yacht builder Royal Huisman released its latest project, the 59.7-metre sailing yacht Sarissa, from the shipyard's Vollenhove headquarters to begin sea trials in the North Sea this past month. The high-performance sloop has been designed with the race circuit in mind, featuring a lifting keel, retractable propulsion and twin carbon rudders to maximise performance. Design on the custom build comes from Malcolm McKeon and Christian Liaigre.
Sarissa is expected to be delivered later this month.
Length: 75m Builder: Turquoise Yachts
Formerly Project NB69, Infinite Jest was launched from the shed of Turkish yard Turquoise Yachts in March 2023. The project marks the first collaboration between Turquoise Yachts and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who handled the yacht's interior. Meanwhile, exterior styling from Vallicelli Yacht Design sought to emphasise the length of the yacht over its 1,680-gross-tonne volume with a low-angle descent towards the transom and an extended forward overhang.
Infinite Jest is scheduled to be delivered to her owner in June 2023.
Length: 72m Builder: CRN
Italian shipyard CRN, a brand of Ferretti Group, launched its latest full-custom 72-metre in a private ceremony at its facilities in Ancona. Still known as CRN 139, the yacht features an exterior design by Andrea Vallicelli and interiors from Nuvolari Lenard. Little else is known about the elusive project, but the yard has revealed that the yacht includes generous indoor and outdoor spaces, with full-height windows throughout.
Project 139 is expected to be delivered in June 2023.
Length: 84m Builder: Feadship
Feadship's new 84.2-metre Project 710 was eased out of the shed in Aalsmeer earlier last month, showing off the yacht's futuristic silver hull, with design by RWD in collaboration with MONK Design. In a bid towards sustainability, the new yacht will use second-generation biodiesel (HVO) in its generators, which aims to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90 per cent. Design highlights include an "Aqua Lounge" with large windows below sea level, similar to the Nemo lounge on Savannah.
Feadship 710 is on track for her scheduled delivery in July 2023.Read More/Feadship launches 84m Project 710 with biofuel generators
Length: 58m Builder: Damen Yachting
The first 58-metre SeaXplorer by Damen Yachting was spotted out on sea trials in the Mediterranean in April 2023. The custom explorer, now known as Pink Shadow, had been started on speculation but was sold during construction to an owner with "globetrotting" aspirations. Azure Yacht Design created the exterior with a number of contributions from design partner EYOS Expeditions, whereas British studio Design Unlimited worked closely with the owner to deliver the yacht's customised interior.
Pink Shadow is expected to be delivered later this month.
Length: 67.2m Builder: Benetti
The 67.2-metre full-custom Benetti hit the water at the Italian yard's Livorno facility this month, showing off a contemporary exterior by Cassetta Yacht Designers. The interior design, however, was created by the owner, who specialises in the design of luxury real estate. The yacht had been conceived as a family home on the water, with a focus on natural light and maximising the connection to the outdoor world. FB285NK has also championed FSC-certified teak to ensure it uses materials from responsibly managed forests.
Benetti's FB285NK is due for delivery in July 2023.