Superyacht Fleet Overview and Launches in September 2014

With Monaco taking precedence in September for most yards, few launches took place. Big news was the number of orders announced in September, including two 100m+ projects from Benetti, 112m Project Palo Alto from Lürssen.


Rock.It - Feadship has launched 60.35m ROCK.IT (Hull 687). Built for an owner with many years' charter experience, ROCK-IT features design work by Sinot Yacht Design and the Feadship team. Read more here.

New Orders

100m+ Benettis  - Benetti has confirmed the sale of not one, but two 100m+ superyacht projects. The new orders trump Benetti's biggest order to date, 90m FB256, which is on schedule to launch in 2015. Read more here.

87m GYD026 - Gresham Yacht Design has announced an 87m new build contract, to be built by Yachtley Shipyard in Izmut, Turkey. Read more here.

Hull 1012 - New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments has signed a new order for a 33.5m performance cruising sloop. Designed by Frers Naval Architecture and with an interior by Adam Lay Studi, the yacht will deliver in 2016. Read more here.

M50 - Mondo Marine has announced the sale of their 50m semi-displacement project M50, to be delivered in the first part of 2016. Read more here.

Matica - Moonen Yachts has announced an order for a 30m Matica, a raised pilothouse design from its Caribbean series. Read more here.

MM33 - Vitters has signed a new superyacht order for a 33m carbon fibre sloop designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design with an interior by Design Unlimited. Built for an experienced owner, project MM33 will deliver in Spring 2016. Read more here.

Project Palo Alto - Moran Yacht & Ship is to renew its hugely successful partnership with Lürssen and Andrew Winch on an 112m new build, Project Palo Alto. Read more here.

Rainbow II - Holland Jachtbouw has laid the keel for their new build 50m schooner Rainbow II. Designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, the yacht is being built for the owner of 40m Rainbow. Read more here. 

Progress Reports

Kometa – Heesen Yachts offered at tantalising glimpse of 70m Kometa at the Monaca Yacht Show. Read more here.


Forever One - With her reverse sheer bow and red and white exterior, 54m Forever One has been successfully delivered after she completed sea trials. Read more here.


Legend - Icon Yachts has announced its appointment to complete the conversion of 73m Legend (formerly Giant) into an explorer charter yacht, which features a design by Diana Yacht Design. Read more here.

Skat - Lürssen’s 70.7m superyacht Skat, built in 2002, is undergoing an extensive seven-month refit under Royal Huisman’s Huisfit refit programme. Read more here.

Brokerage Round Up

2 – 8 September 2014 - two sales completed, two new central agencies announced, and six price reductions made. Featuring an interview with Thom Conboy of BYS. Read more here.

9 - 15 September 2014 - one sale completed, eight new central agencies announced, and five price reductions made. Read more here.  

16 - 22 September 2014 – two sales completed, five new central agencies announced, and 11 price reductions made.
Featuring an interview with Mike Newton-Woof of Ventura Yachts. Read more here.

23 – 29 September 2014 - three sales completed, 18 new central agencies announced, and eight price reductions made. Featuring insight from Jonathan Beckett of Burgess and Laurent Perignon of Camper Nicholsons International. Read more here.

For fleet news, check in daily to The above news pieces are just a selection of the fleet activity this month, with full reports of the launches this year appearing on  We cover fleet activity in more detail within the Superyacht Intelligence Fleet Update section of The Superyacht Report, which covers delivered yachts and yachts under build at all stages of their progress.

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