The past few weeks have seen some spectacular superyacht launches, with new yachts from Amels, Benetti, Heesen, Perini Navi, Pershing and Lynx Yachts.


Amels Limited Editions 180 Engelberg

Around 400 guests gathered at the Amels yard to celebrate the launch of the latest 180, which was on schedule to deliver at the end of May. The interior is by Enea, the Swiss landscape architect and interior design firm, who worked in close collaboration with Mrs Inga Jacobi. The project was managed by Ocean Independence.


Benetti 56-metre Lady Candy

Launched this month in a private ceremony was the steel and aluminium is the 56-metre Lady Candy. The project was managed by Central Yacht. We’ll bring you more on the yacht as images emerge.


Heesen Crazy Me

The 50-metre Crazy Me has hit the water at Heesen’s yard. The radical lines are from Gary Grant Design, who met the owner’s brief for something radical and challenging. The interior is by Cristiano Gatto, while the owner’s representative was SuperYachts Monaco. Sea trials in the North Sea are scheduled, with handover in June.


Perini Navi Seahawk

The first yacht in Perini Navi’s 60-metre series is Seahawk, which has been launched at its Viareggio yard, followed by the stepping of the mast. The aluminium hulled yacht boasts a variable-depth keel, which allows for a draught between 4.3 and 12.3 metres. The interior is by Christian Liaigre.


Pershing 115

The tenth hull in Pershing’s hugely successful range launched this month. Inside there is an owner’s suite and three guest suites, while all the yacht’s domestic systems can be controlled by iPad and iPhone. With twin MTUs driving waterjets, there should be a decent turn of speed.


 Heliad II

The 33.4-metre Heliad II, with exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, has been launched at Lynx Yachts. The canoe stern gives the yacht a very pleasing appearance on the water.