Redwood Lurssen Nuvolari Lenard 139m

Project REDWOOD by Nuvolari Lenard and Lürssen

Here comes Project REDWOOD - a 139m design by Nuvolari Lenard (exterior and interior design) currently under construction at Lürssen

Project REDWOOD will feature two helicopter operating areas for fast arrivals and departures of the guests. Furthermore, large capabilities for tenders and toys up to 15m. Additionally, a large swimming pool, a sports area and diving center on the lower deck.

The yacht will be built with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure and will meet the requirements of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) to carry passengers from 13 to 36 persons.

Delivery is scheduled for 2019 with an efficient propulsion for independent long-range global exploration.

Because owner allows releasing some information before launch (untypically for Lürssen yacht owners) and according to the PYC, I guess there are plans to run her as a charter yacht.

Redwood Lurssen Nuvolari Lenard 139m


AL LUSAIL Lurssen

AL LUSAIL (Project Jupiter) by Lürssen

Germany's premium yacht builder Lürssen launched M/Y AL LUSAIL (Project Jupiter).

AL LUSAIL has a length of 123-meter and a beam of 20-meter. The design came from the boards of H2 Yacht Design and features large glass facades for panoramic views over the seas. The interior was designed by March & White. Both design studios worked for their first time with Lürssen and created a stunning design (in case the interior also fresh like the exterior).

Update August 18, 2017: The yacht left the yard and set the sails to Kristiansand in Norway.

AL LUSAIL Lurssen
AL LUSAIL Yacht Project Jupiter Lürssen


Thunder Lurssen Yacht

Project THUNDER (135m) by Lürssen

Lürssen announced the launch of project THUNDER - a 135m motor yacht.

Thunder was designed by Monaco-based yacht designer Espen Oeino. It took 24 months from the keel laying to the launch at their facility in Bremen-Aumund.

Lürssen describes the interior as “traditionally styled” that will be installed in the coming months. The yacht has a flexible helicopter hangar alike on a 68m Tony Castro Project.

After the technical launch in Bremen and first sea trials on the Weser river and the North Sea, Thunder sailed to Hamburg to the facilities of Blohm + Voss (belongs to Lürssen) for further works. Now, she is back in Bremen for final works for her delivery to the owner.

Thunder Lurssen Yacht

Video of the float out by DrDuu


Amara Oceanco 120m

Amara - 120 meters by Oceanco

The new “resort yacht" concept Amara was unveiled by Oceanco at the Dubai International Boat Show.

Amara was designed in collaboration with Sam Sorgiovanni and follows Oceanco’s lifestyle philosophy to create a yacht with living and entertainment areas for extended family and friends up to 20. The open air dining offers space for over 20 people on the upper deck. On the upper deck is also the owner’s suite with a private plunge pool.

Sam Sorgiovanni comments:

“In designing the exterior lines of Amara, I wanted to portray a very strong and muscular form that was progressive in design but with a timeless appeal.”.

At the stern, Guests find the beach club area with openings on the sides and the aft for an easy access to the sea. Furthermore, there is the wellness area with hammam, beauty lounge, banya and a cinema for up to 16 persons.


JUBILEE Oceanco Y714 Motor Yacht

Oceanco launched Y714 'JUBILEE'

Oceanco launched the 110m JUBILEE (Y714) in Ablasserdam

Y714 Photographs by Francisco Martinez Photography

The yacht is a design by Lobanov Yacht Design (exterior) and Sam Sorgiovanni (interior). Igor Lobanov gave the six-deck yacht very elegant and sleek lines. She features a certified helicopter deck on the bow and was built to the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) to carry 13 to 36 guests.

JUBILEE Oceanco Y714 Motor Yacht

The aft area is the home of the beach club and a large pool. According to Oceanco with built-in Aquarium. Y714 welcomes up to 30 guests in 15 suites including an own deck for the owner.

Y 714 JUBILEE Oceanco Motor Yacht
Y714 Oceanco Motor Yacht JUBILEE

A visual and technological tour de force (Oceanco)

After the sea trials in the North Sea, she will spend her time in the Mediterranean

Main Specifications

Length over all:110.00 m
Beam:16.40 m
Maximum Speed18.5 knots
Exterior Design:Lovanov Yacht Design
Interior Design:Sam Sorgiovanni Designs


White Pearl A Sailing Yacht

Sailing Yacht A

German TV station NDR captured the sailing yacht A by Nobiskrug with a drone on sea trials.

Update February 3rd: Sailing Yacht ‘A’ is delivered to the owner.

Follow the link for more pictures at NDR.de: http://www.ndr.de/nachrichten/schleswig-holstein/White-Pearl-Die-drei-Masten-stehen-,whitepearl124.html


Open 120 Yacht by Van Geest Design

Open 120 by Van Geest Design

Dutch design studio Van Geest Design presents the Open 120 - The name says it all: 120m and much space under the sky.

Open 120 has forward open spaces with glass railing, designed like balconies without fixed furniture. So they can be arranged to owner’s and guest’s requirements.

Open 120 has two helipads. The primary one is aft on the upper deck, the other one is on the foredeck in front of the wheelhouse.

Open 120 Yacht by Van Geest Design
Open 120m Yacht by Van Geest Design
Open 120m Yacht by Van Geest Design

When the weather is bad, the owner can enjoy his private 720 m² area with connection to the upper deck. The suite has a straight 360 degrees salon and outside lounge.

The main salon is behind the wheelhouse. Guest cabins and lounge areas are on the main deck. The lower deck houses a spa and wellness area and the crew area with access to all decks to service the guests.

Open 120m Yacht by Van Geest Design
Open 120m Yacht by Van Geest Design
Open 120m Yacht by Van Geest Design


Motor Yacht Octopus

Expedition Yacht "Octopus" found Battleship "Musashi"

Paul Allen's "Octopus" was again on an expedition and found the sunken Japanese Yamato-Class battleship Musashi.

Paul G. Allen makes no secret of the ownership of the HDW Kiel by order of Lürssen built 126m motor yacht Octopus. This motor yacht isn’t just “a yacht”. She is an expedition ship, a floating heliport (one landing pad on the bow, one on the aft deck and a hangar for two helicopters), a basketball court and a music studio. She has also a 20m(!) tender and a submarine in the yacht’s own dry dock in the stern.

Octopus is one of a few yachts who see the world and undergoes adventures. A crew job must be awesome.

Motor Yacht Octopus

Picture by Metallion

Octopus Yacht

Picture by Getallinfo

Check out musashi.paulallen.com for more information.

Mr. Allen, please keep up the good work. YachtAid Global is an interesting project for Octopus.

Some selected works from YouTube for some exterior details (interior is still confidential).

Here you can see the huge main tender storage


I Dynasty Motor Yacht

Video: "I Dynasty" by Kusch Yachts

Hamburg Videos HD published a video of the 101m I Dynasty (aka V853).

I Dynasty was built by Kusch Yachts at the Peters Werft in Wewelsfleth, Germany (near Hamburg). She has a length of 100.80 m.


Titan 117m Motor Yacht Oceanco

Titan/Phi - 117m Motor Yacht Project by Oceanco

Titan is a 117m motor yacht concept by Ablassadam-based (NL) Oceanco shipyard.

The yacht has a beam of 15.30m and a draft of 3.70m. Her max. speed will be at approx. 18.5 knots. Titan accommodates 1 owner’s suite and 6 double guest cabins, enough space for a crew of 30 and a spacious luxury interior area of 1076 m². Titan‘s outside area measures 930 m².

Two runabout tenders will be stored in the bow area under the helicopter touch and go landing pad. In the stern area are a big pool and a very large beach club. The design was made by Oceanco in-house, the naval architecture by BMT Nigel Gee.

Project PHI

Project PHI is based on TITAN but comes with some modifications developed in cooperation with PHI Beach.


Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Bow

ADMIRAL Yachts X-Force 145 Motor Yacht Concept

X-Force 145: ADMIRAL Yachts (brand of The Italian Sea Group) presents a 145m motor yacht project.

The X-Force 145 is a showcase project which was designed by Dobroserdov Design. The focus on X-Force 145 on innovative and elegant lines with a low profile. The impressive continuity of glass surface, which has become a trademark of Admiral, ensures plenty of natural light throughout the ship, from the bow of the yacht – where an exceptional observation lounge has been located, assuring to VIP guests a breathtaking panoramic view – to the stern area, where a double level beach club & SPA with both internal and external swimming pool really makes this project unique. This area has been conceived as the main convivial and informal area of the yacht and it’s provided with any amenity you may need on board a yacht of this size.

Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Bow
Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Stern
Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Profile

Interiors and beach club & SPA area of X-Force 145, developed by Turin based architect Gian Marco Campanino – GMC Design, have been thought in close relation to the overall design of the yacht, in terms of fluidity, curved lines, rounded shapes and a large use of full-height sliding glass walls, in addition to double height spaces, private balconies for all VIP suites, indoor gardens and ponds, impressive fireplaces; all that matched with a style both futuristic and warm, made of the most precious materials and finishes combined with fresh and innovative layouts solutions, for a contemporary new top-level luxury standard.

Admiral X-Force 145 is equipped with a huge Owner’s quarter which takes an impressive 55 meters in length and to which an entire deck has been dedicated, a double level main saloon, two helipads and a hangar for helicopter, toys and cars, two cinemas, several gyms and huge sunbathing areas and external lounge areas.

Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Spa
Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Master Suite

The project is not another design exercise as the Admiral X-Force 145 has been developed on the same naval platform of “M/N Messina”, the last commercial diesel-electric vessel delivered by the Group in 2013 and currently part of the Italian Railways fleet, on a non-stop service activity among the Sicily Channel.

The production site, located in Marina di Carrara (Tuscany, Italy), spread over an area of 100,000 sqm and a 200-meter dry dock where this new model may be built. With her design and general arrangement plan, the Admiral X Force 145 truly is one of the most impressive and outstanding yachts of her size, offering a new perspective on the mega yacht world. It confirms the placement of The Italian Sea Group at the top of European shipbuilding in terms of know-how, history, production capacity, facility and technical experience.

Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Salon
Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Bow Lounge


105 M Oceanco PYC PURE by Vitruvius Yachts

Vitruvius Yachts designed "105 M Oceanco PYC PURE"

Vitruvius Yachts announced the collaboration with Dutch shipyard Oceanco and developed the project "105 M Oceanco PYC PURE".

The 105 M will be the first motor yacht designed for the new regulations of the Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) which came in 2013 for yachts with passenger capacity from 12 – 36 people. The 105 M will have a capacity of 24. The naval architecture by Vitruvius / Philippe Briand will guarantees stability, efficiency, and comfort.

I am awaiting more information (and hoping more renderings) of the 105 M later in this year.

105 M Oceanco PYC PURE by Vitruvius Yachts