Every year, we see a wide variety of semi-custom and custom yachts complete, each special in her own way. The coming year will be no different, of course. The following are among the significant superyacht deliveries expected this year. They are among the biggest boats under construction worldwide.
Oceanco Y721: 417 Feet/127 Meters
Several facts make this project stand out. For instance, she’s just the second sailing yacht ever to emerge from Oceanco. Secondly, she’ll be among the 25 largest private yachts in the world upon delivery. Thirdly, this three-masted schooner is currently the biggest yacht under construction in The Netherlands. Finally, the owner is widely rumored to be Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.
Abeking & Rasmussen 6507: 388 Feet/118.2 Meters
Abeking & Rasmussen revealed this project in 2019, its largest contract at that point. Though not a lot is public about her, she’s certainly among the most significant superyacht deliveries anticipated because of her sheer size. Joseph Dirand Architecture is responsible for styling and interior design. The studio has given her a “Neptune lounge,” a.k.a. a viewing lounge partially beneath the waterline. In an interview with the Italian journalist Alain Elkann, Dirand himself calls her “the most complex and exciting project I have ever worked on,” his first-ever yacht. He continues, “It is a puzzle of millions of pieces composed around the idea of traveling in remote places to explore the beauty of this planet.”
Feadship 1010: 387 Feet/118 Meters
Towed to Feadship’s Makkum shipyard in October 2020 for completion, Feadship 1010 (below) features styling by Espen Øino. The rest of the details about the yacht remain tightly under wraps.
Oceanco Y719: 384 Feet/117 Meters
This is the second of three Oceanco yachts working their way toward delivery this year. Many yacht watchers believe her real name is Infinity, although the shipyard cannot comment. Regardless, the yacht hit the water several weeks ago. Helipads fore and aft characterize her decks, as does a big swimming pool and a handful of hot tubs.
Oceanco Y720: 358 Feet/109 Meters
The last of the three significant superyacht deliveries we expect to see this year from Oceanco. Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design is responsible for both exterior styling and interior design. Her profile (top of page) incorporates “an astonishing amount of glass,” according to Oceanco. In fact, glass windows wrap around the entirety of the main, bridge, and upper decks. That’s about all we can share facts-wise for now. One notable rumor, however: She belongs to a repeat customer, a high-profile American in the entertainment industry.
Lürssen 1601: 295 Feet/90 Meters
Lürssen 1601 celebrated her technical launch in May of last year. She shows off styling by Espen Øino, primarily planar surfaces that give her a more determined, venture-far look. The shipyard can’t disclose much about her yet, other than that she has a healthy beam of 48 feet (14.7 meters).
Abeking & Rasmussen abeking.com
Joseph Dirand Architecture josephdirand.com
Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design sinot.com