Here is part 2 of The Superyacht Year, and the final round-up of what made the headlines in 2014. If you missed part 1, find it here.
ISA Yachts launched the striking 54-metre Forever One. Distinctive red and white paintwork, a reverse bow designed by Horacio Bozzo Design and interior design by Alessandro Massari/Studio Massari make this a one-of-a-kind superyacht.
Sunseeker announced its new flagship superyacht, the 168 Sport Yacht. With a top speed of 25 knots, the 51-metre is due a 2017 launch.
From Eastern Shipbuilding Group came the yard’s first superyacht – a faithful replica of the 1923 fishing schooner Columbia. Read all about this 43-metre beauty in SuperYacht World Issue 41, out 07.01.15.
The secretive 88.5-metre Oceanco Project Y710 also hit the water, with striking exterior design by Espen Øino.
August was a busy month for yards: also launched were Benetti‘s Illusion V, Sunrise Yachts‘ Atomic, Feadship‘s Rock.It, and ISA‘s Okto, and Kleven‘s 107-metre expedition yacht hit the water, due to be delivered in 2015.
September saw the announcement by Riva that the yard aims to continue it’s upward trend post the launch of the Mythos 122. A 50-metre was confirmed in the project stage, followed by a 68-metre, with plans to develop up the 100-metre mark over the next few years.
Neville Crichton was named as the winner of the Baccarat SuperYacht World Award 2014 at the Monaco Yacht Show, for a lifetime contribution to pushing boundaries in the superyacht industry, following the launch of his groundbreaking 46-metre Feadship Como.
Pride Mega Yachts announced that work was to begin in 2015 on the largest superyacht ever built in China, the 108.8-metre Tomorrow. The steel and aluminium yacht is to be built at Pride’s facility on the Yantai peninsula, with naval architecture by Azure and exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design.
The largest superyacht in the world, the 180-metre Azzam, finally left the Lürssen yard where she was launched in November 2013 to begin her maiden voyage to her new home in the Middle East.
Kismet was spotted in London on the Thames. The 95-metre Lürssen build was launched in July this year, with design by Espen Øino and Reymond Langton Design.
Kusch Yachts launched the 100.8-metre superyacht Hull V853 at Wewelsfleth in Germany. The A group and VegaYachts,were responsible for the naval architecture and exterior design.
Also launched were the Alloy Yachts 44.1-metre Hey Jude and Heesen‘s 42.4-metre Alive. Sunrise Yachts confirmed three new build contracts had been signed, and Kleven announced the contract for a 116-metre sistership to it’s 107-metre under construction, both for the same owner.
60-metre Formosa was the latest superyacht from the Benetti yard to hit the water, with in-house exterior styling and an interior by Sinot Design Studio in close collaboration with the owner.
Fincantieri launched the highly secretive Ocean Victory, which at 145-metres places her among the top 10 largest superyachts in the world.
Royal Huisman also announced the order for Aquarius, a 56-metre ketch, with naval architecture and exterior styling by Dykstra Naval Architects and an interior by Mark Whiteley Design.