After having seen all the amazing superyachts that 2014 brought, SuperYacht World take a look at what 2015 has in store, and which exciting launches to keep an eye out for.
1. Perini Navi – Sybaris
Perini Navi’s latest superyacht is the technologically advanced 70-metre ketch Sybaris, the second-largest sailing yacht ever built by Perini Navi. She’s designed by Philippe Briand with an interior by PH Design Studio and includes load monitoring and strain gauges, and a silent-running battery mode.
2. Pride Mega Yachts – Illusion
The 88.8-metre Illusion from Pride Mega Yachts will be the largest Chinese superyacht ever built. An Asian-inspired interior by Sinot Yacht Design accommodates 14 and includes a spa and cinema room, and an infinity pool and beach club also feature.
3. Kleven Expedition Support Vessel
This 107-metre expedition support vessel is the smaller sister to a 116-metre Kleven expedition yacht being built for the same owner and scheduled for delivery a year later. A 21-metre tender, pool and helicopter hangar feature, and she will accommodate 60 people.
4. Heesen – Project Hé
This 47-metre Heesen is due for delivery to her new owners at the beginning of the year. 12 guests are accommodated in a Bannenberg & Rowell interior, with themes of purity and simplicity at the heart of the design.
5. Amels 180 Limited Editions
This Tim Heywood-designed 55-metre Amels will be delivered to an experienced buyer who was won over by the quick delivery time, in a deal sealed by Burgess. The interior is by Christian Liaigre.
6. Wider 150
The stand-out feature of the aluminium 150, with exterior styling by Fulvio de Simoni, is the ‘Wider beach’ area aft, with an opening transom and hull sides. She’s powered by Azipod diesel-electric drives and launches in the summer.
7. Rossinavi Taransay
An eye-catching reinvention of a gentleman’s motor yacht in steel and aluminium. Created by Rossinavi and STB Italia for a surprisingly young owner, the 38.5-metre Taransay is packed with modern technology.
8. Tankoa S693
This steel-and-aluminium 69.3-metre is the Genoa yard’s debut yacht. She is designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with a warm and inviting interior using – at the owner’s request – only natural materials.
9. Mondo Marine M60
Luca Dini’s semi-displacement design has a design speed of 19.5 knots tops. Naval architecture for this 60-metre aluminium yacht is by the yard, while Luca Dina also created the interior styling.