The biggest superyacht launches of 2021


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Previously known as Project Enzo, the 115m Lürssen superyacht Ahpo hit the water for the first time in June 2021 ahead of completing sea trials. Sold by Moran Yacht and Ship in 2018 and described as "family-focused", Ahpo was designed by Nuvolari Lenard and features a massive 5,000GT interior volume. Ahpo is packed with various sports and leisure facilities, including a spacious gym on the skylounge and wellness area and spa on the lower deck.


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Kenshō, the new 75m flagship of Admiral, hit the water for the first time in November from the Italian Sea Group’s Italian shipyard. Designed by Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture, Kenshō is set to be offered for charter with Y.CO, with the first guests setting sail in summer 2022. Key features include accommodation for 16 guests, a large beach club swimming pool aft and an al fresco dining area forward of the main deck.


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The 80 metre all-aluminium Heesen yacht Project Cosmos, now named Galactica, hit the water in November, becoming the Dutch yard's new flagship. The yacht, complete with a custom-painted teeth-themed bulb, was unveiled at the Dutch yard before beginning sea trials. Project Cosmos was first sold in March 2018 and features an exterior penned by British studio Winch DesignSinot Yacht Architecture & Design meanwhile has designed the interiors, which include accommodation for 12 guests split across six cabins. 

Moon Sand

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The 55.5 metre Lürssen superyacht Moon Sand, previously known as Project 13800, was launched for the first time in April 2021 and completed sea trials in June. Designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, Moon Sand features "distinctive lines" inspired by the 973 Lürssen superyacht Carinthia VI. Moon Sand is the smallest yacht launched by the German yard since 1955.


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The 140 metre superyacht Solaris, the largest yacht to launch in 2021, hit the water at German yard Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven in February. Designed by Australian designer Marc Newson, Solaris is a highly secretive project, with almost no details about the yacht released. Spread across eight decks, the yacht features a large helipad, sun deck and spacious beach club aft. 


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The largest yacht yet built by Dutch yard Oceanco, the 117m Project Y719, hit the water in October from the yard’s Alblasserdam facility. Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, Y719 is spread across five decks.


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Launched in April from AK Yachts’ shipyard, the 85 metre explorer Victorious features exterior design by Michael Leach Design and interiors by H2 Yacht Design. After beginning life as a 77 metre explorer 14 years ago, the completion of Victorious was long-awaited. Key features include an indoor pool in the beach club, cocktail lounge, observation saloon and a wine and cigar “clubroom” which features its own fireplace.

Amels Custom 78m

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The largest-ever fully custom Amels superyacht hit the water for the first time in May 2021 before beginning sea trials. Due for delivery in 2022, the 78m yacht features a 2,850GT interior penned by Francois Zuretti while the striking exterior design came from the boards of Espen Øino Accommodation on board is for a total of 14 guests and 26 crew.


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Previously known as Project 817, the 94 metre Feadship superyacht Viva first hit the water in February before undertaking sea trials. The exterior design comes from Azure Yacht Design and Studio De Voogt, while the “open beach-house style” interior was designed by Peter Marino. Fitted with a hybrid propulsion system, Viva reaches 12 knots on diesel-electric power and 20 knots under traditional diesel power.


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Royal Huisman's fast-displacement, aluminium 58.5 metre superyacht Phi first hit the water in July 2021 and is due for delivery later this year. The naval architecture came from the boards of Van Oossanen Naval Architects while the interior was designed by London studio Lawson Robb.Key features include a patented DEPP swimming pool and an "infinite wine cellar" located in the lower deck lobby. 

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