The 20 biggest superyachts under construction in the world

Every year, the world’s most premium superyacht builders push the boundaries of design and construction to build the biggest superyachts in the world. German yard Lürssen has the most large-scale superyacht projects underway, claiming seven from this list, while Dutch yard Oceanco has three. The largest of the lot, the 182.9m REV Ocean, is set to become the most advanced and largest research vessel in the world when it is delivered. In second place, the 158m Project Blue is the largest Lürssen on the list and due for delivery in 2023. Several projects in this list are on hold, casting doubt over their scheduled delivery dates. The 141m Dream Symphony, currently underway at Dream Ship Victory in Turkey, is one such stalled project alongside the 126m Privilege One and 120m Project Y910

REV Ocean | 182.9m

Built in 2024 ,Norway
Courtesy of Guillaume Plisson

REV Ocean, although not strictly considered a superyacht, has been developed with legendary superyacht designer Espen Øino and is set to become the most advanced research vessel in the world. The vessel will be packed with advanced oceanography equipment including an autonomous submersible, as well as laboratories and an auditorium, and has been designed to be as fuel-efficient as possible. REV Ocean was technically launched in August 2019 at the Fincantieri/ Vard Holdings yard, but in 2020 the team behind the project announced that construction had been significantly delayed and that REV Ocean will not set sail until at least 2024.

  • Builder: Vard
  • Country of build:Norway
  • Delivery year:2024
  • Length Overall: 182.9 m
  • Beam:22 m
  • Gross Tonnage17440 t

Project Blue | 158m

Built in 2023 ,Germany

One of the most secretive large-scale projects underway, very little is known about the 158m Project Blue, currently underway at Lürssen in Germany. Due for delivery in 2023, Project Blue is understood to have an interior volume close to the 15,917GT Dilbar.

  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Country of build:Germany
  • Delivery year:2023
  • Length Overall: 158 m
  • Beam:21 m
  • Gross Tonnage15320 t

Project Opera | 146m

Built in 2023 ,Germany
Credit: Jonas Thelan

Also underway at Lürssen in Germany, the 146m secret superyacht project Project Opera was technically launched for the first time in early 2021. It is understood to be the rebuilt 145m Project Sassi, which was sadly destroyed in the company’s 2018 shipyard fire. Project Opera is reported to have a 20m beam and an interior volume exceeding 10,000GT. In May 2021 she was spotted on the move as she headed to Lürssen's outfitting facility in Bremen.

  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Country of build:Germany
  • Delivery year:2023
  • Length Overall: 146 m
  • Beam:20 m
  • Gross Tonnage11999 t

Project Luminance | 145m

Built in 2023 ,Germany
Image credits: Dr Duu

The 145m Lürssen superyacht Project Luminance is taking shape at the German yard and is understood to be based at an outfitting facility in Lemwerder where it will complete construction ahead of its launch date in 2022. It comes after the bow section of the ultra-secret superyacht was glimpsed underway at Lürssen for the first time early in 2021. 

  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Country of build:Germany
  • Delivery year:2023
  • Length Overall: 145 m
  • Beam:20 m

Dream Symphony | 141m

Currently on hold, the 141m Dream Symphony began construction in 2011 at Dream Ship Victory in Turkey. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, Dream Symphony is a monohull sailing yacht with accommodation for a total of 18 guests and 32 crew members.

Privilege One | 127m

Currently on hold, the 127m Privilege One was originally due for delivery in 2022. Designed by Laraki Yacht Design, the yacht is set to include amenities such as five swimming pools, a beauty parlour, cinema, two helicopter pads and a submarine that emerges from the side of the hull. Accommodation is for a total of 28 guests and 39 crew. In 2018, it was reported that the main facility of shipyard Privilege Yachts had been put up for auction.

Oceanco Y721 | 127m

Built in 2022 ,Netherlands
Credit: Tom van Oossanen

Recently linked to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, this massive 127m sailing yacht is currently underway at Dutch yard Oceanco. Little is known about this ultra-secretive project, but it is understood that the yacht is a three-masted schooner with an aluminium and steel construction. The yacht is set to become the largest sailing yacht in the world when it is delivered in 2022. She was recently glimpsed for the first time as she left the shed at Oceanco.

  • Builder: Oceanco
  • Country of build:Netherlands
  • Delivery year:2022
  • Length Overall: 127 m

Project JAG | 125m

Built in 2023 ,Germany
Credit: Superyachtblog

Sold by German yard Lürssen and Moran Yacht and Ship in 2019, the 125m Project JAG is designed by Nuvolari Lenard with an interior by Reymond Langton. Scheduled for delivery in 2023, the yacht will have accommodation for a total of 20 guests in 11 cabins and a number of standout features include a helipad, beauty salon, spa, sauna, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor cinema and a dance floor. Project JAG will have ample room for toys and tenders, including a sailing dinghy, Sea Bobs, windsurfers and a submarine. 

  • Builder: Lurssen
  • Country of build:Germany
  • Delivery year:2023
  • Length Overall: 122 m
  • Beam:17.8 m

Y910 | 120m

Built in 1990 ,Poland

Project Y910 was designed by Cor D. Rover with naval architecture by McFarlane ShipDesign and interior design by Winch Design and Stirling & Co. Originally built as a passenger vessel at Stocznia Gdynia in Poland, she was extended in 2006 with a new bow, transom and superstructure. At 120m, Project Y910 can accommodate up to 36 guests across 18 suites with a crew of 50. Highlights of the 6,000 GT project include hybrid diesel-electric propulsion, two full-beam tender garages, two certified helipads, a heli hangar with refuelling capabilities and two swimming pools. Project Y910 is presently under consideration to be sold at auction in December 2021 and is currently berthed at Fincantieri Shipyard in Trieste ready for outfitting.

  • Builder: Stocznia Gdynia
  • Country of build:Poland
  • Delivery year:1990
  • Length Overall: 120 m
  • Beam:17.4 m
  • Gross Tonnage6000 t

Project Signature | 120m

Built in 2025 ,Netherlands

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

  • Builder: Amels
  • Country of build:Netherlands
  • Delivery year:2025
  • Length Overall: 120 m
  • Beam:20 m

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