THE TOP 10 LARGEST SUPERYACHTS DELIVERED IN 2019
Written by Joshua Davenport-Braes
Last updated: 24/12/2019
2019 was certainly an impressive year for superyacht deliveries! Some absolutely amazing vessels have been united with their owners this year, so join us as we take a look back on the 10 largest superyacht deliveries of the year.
10. Excellence – 80m
In September 2019, Abeking & Rasmussen delivered the stunning 80-metre (262-foot) Excellence. She was designed by British studio Winch Design, who managed both the interior and exterior of the yacht. The exterior is identifiable by a sharp plumb bow and multi-level reflective windows, giving this vessel a distinct striking look.
Upon delivery she jumped straight into the number 14 spot for largest superyachts in the world.
With accommodation capacity for 14 guests, Excellence offers a swimming pool and platform as well as a Jacuzzi and sprawling beach club.
9. BOLD - 85m
Australian shipyard Silver Yachts launched its 85-metre (278-foot) explorer superyacht BOLD in May. The all-aluminium cruiser’s design is centred around its stunning skylounge which measures 300 square metres and features a 3.75-metre-high floor-to-ceiling windows for a special view on the sea.
The sundeck is equipped for relaxation with a selection of sunbeds and sun loungers for guests to enjoy the stunning sea views and catch some rays. While the upper deck features a Jacuzzi and yet more sunbeds for guests to enjoy.
8. Yasmin - 90m
In February, Oceanco revealed its new 90-metre (295-foot) motor yacht, Project Yasmin, in Alblasserdam. On the bridge deck, there is a host of modern amenities, a large spa pool on the sundeck, a helipad that takes up the aft section and a large dining setup on the deck.
The modern yacht has a beam of 14.2 metres and can accommodate 14 guests across 7 cabins and suites, with capacity for an additional 26 crew members.
7. DreAMBoat - 90m
Another contribution to this list from Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the 90-metre (295 foot) DreAMBoat was delivered to its owner in July. The boat has seen few changes from its initial design to end construction, highlighting the shipyard’s commitment to the original design of the superyacht.
The vessel is equipped with a myriad of sophisticated luxuries, from its elegant interior to complex audio-visual systems and high-tech ship operating computer, DreaAMBoat has everything you would expect from an upmarket superyacht. DreAMBoat is also committed to operating in an environmentally supportive manner.
6. Lady S - 94m
Another Dutch-based build makes the list of the largest superyachts to be delivered in 2019, this time via Feadship-constructed 94-metre (308-foot) superyacht Lady S. The vessel took five years to construct and is the result of a collaboration between Michael Leach Design and Feadship De Voogt naval architects, who say Lady S will “set a new standard in luxury”.
Lady S is one of the largest superyachts to be built by Feadship, featuring a two-deck IMAX theatre, a helipad with Jet A fuel, four VIP suites as well as facilities that allow for a wide range of sports including golf, basketball, volleyball and football amongst many others.
5. Madsummer – 95m
The first entry on this list from superyacht giants Lurssen, Madsummer was delivered to its owner earlier this summer. The 95-metre (311-foot) superyacht has been followed by yachting enthusiasts the world over since its reveal at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016.
Madsummer has luxury in abundance, equipped with a huge 12-metre superyacht swimming pool, a luxurious spa and diving areas, and is even capable of storing a helicopter on the bow. Other key qualities include a superyacht beach club, an integrated fireplace and a skylight in the upper deck aft that guests can walk across.
4. Lana - 107m
Lana is a 107-metre (351-foot) vessel constructed by Italian shipyard Benetti. The superyacht blends classy interiors with a host of cutting-edge features. The in-house team at Benetti have worked to create an elegant and sinuous profile for the exterior of the superyacht. The interiors on the other hand have maintained a minimalist and modern feel, with tall windows and high ceilings to make use of natural light and space on board.
The yacht also has an oversized pool to enhance guest relaxation, annexed to a laid-back dining area so that guests can make the most of good weather whilst cruising out at sea.
3. ZOZA - 107.6m
Benetti has contributed yet another superyacht to the list of the largest superyacht deliveries of 2019. ZOZA is a 107.6-metre (353-foot) superyacht and a significant amount of glass was used in this superyacht build, allowing for unparalleled panoramic views of the sea from any area of ZOZA. The six decks provide guests with a wealth of options to choose from when dining, with al fresco zones both in the sun or in the shade.
The superyacht comes equipped with a modern waste heat recovery system, conceived by the yacht owner. This system feeds the yacht and saves on electrical power in line with environmental concerns.
2. IJE - 108m
Italy-based shipyard’s final entry on the list places at number 2. The shipyard’s longest superyacht to date, IJE is a 108-metre (354-foot) superyacht that was delivered in the second half of 2020. The stunning exterior was the work of British design office RWD. Equipped with an outdoor space covering over 1,000 square metres and is host to some amazing luxuries including a 1.5-metre fire pit on the bridge deck, a private al fresco dining area and an oversized family dining table on the main deck.
The vessel can accommodate up to 22 guests and 29 crew members, and the interior was designed by Benetti’s interior design department. IJE also comes with an impressive fleet of tenders and toys, with no less than eight jet skis.
1. Flying Fox - 136m
Topping the list is the much-revered 136-metre (446-foot) Flying Fox. Germany-based shipyard Lürssen delivered the stunning superyacht to its owner in March. The sleek exterior comes as a result of the work of Epsen Oeino and comes equipped with two heli-pads and a huge swimming pool on the aft of the main deck.
The interior of the yacht, designed by Mark Berryman, offers spacious living areas with neutral tones, giving guests a calming and relaxing atmosphere. Flying Fox ranks as the world’s 14th largest superyacht, which is an impressive feat in itself.
Flying Fox offers 11 cabins for up to 25 guests, all with private sea view terraces.
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