Finnish firm Deltamarin has signed contracts with Norwegian Yacht Voyages AS for conceptual design and consultancy services for M/Y Caroline – which will become the biggest superyacht in existence once complete.
Norwegian Yacht Voyages states that she will also be the world’s “first true hybrid expedition mega yacht” and that she’ll boast a LOA of 187.5 metres (615 feet). Azzam, currently the largest superyacht in the world, stretches to 180 metres (590 feet).
Deltamarin will be providing its services with carefully chosen architectural partners, working on the technical aspects and documentation of the development.
Jaakko Lappi, the company’s sales manager, said in a statement, “We are very proud to announce our partnership with Norwegian Yacht Voyages to develop this ambitious project, which is to be the greenest mega yacht we have seen to date. Deltamarin has an excellent track record of designing highly energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly passenger vessels, so we are very excited to join this project.”
Deltamarin and Norwegian Yacht Voyages’ new project will operate globally and be capable of accommodating up to 220 people across 110 suites (from 55 square metres) and penthouses (of 160 square metres). She will also feature what the former describes as a number of “ultra-luxury public spaces”.
When complete, Caroline will boast hybrid machinery comprising dual fuel generators, which can use diesel and LNG, as well as energy storage, for peak shaving and a variety of solutions to minimise emissions and the Polar Class 6 superyacht’s environmental impact.