15 Spectacular Superyachts Launched in 2017

From Lürssen to Sanlorenzo launches, 2017 has been a big year for big yachts.

The Abeking & Rasmussen-built superyacht ranks in the top 50 largest yachts in the world. Aviva is 321 feet LOA, can hit a 20-knot top speed and can reportedly run at an 11-knot cruise.

Aviva
Aviva by Abeking & Rasmussen.Courtesy Abeking & Rasmussen

One of the most exciting launches of the year was Galactica Super Nova. The 230-foot superyacht was built by Heesen, and the Dutch shipyard promoted the launch heavily, complete with a special event held on the superyacht at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. See videos from on board here.

Galactica Super Nova
Galactica Super Nova by Heesen.Courtesy Heesen

The Sanlorenzo 52Steel Seven Sins was launched in January of this year. She's 170-feet LOA and has five decks.

52Steel
Seven Sins by Sanlorenzo.Courtesy Sanlorenzo

Tankoa Yachts' Vertige is the first in the S501 series launched by the Italian shipyard. The 164-foot superyacht has a full-beam owner's suite on the main deck.

Vertige
Vertige by Tankoa Yachts.Courtesy Tankoa Yachts

Lürssen started the year big with this massive 446-foot superyacht. Project Thunder takes spot No. 13 on the world's largest yachts list, tying with Blohm + Voss' Savarona.

Project Thunder
Project Thunder by Lürssen.Courtesy Lurssen

Damen is known for its advanced support yacht vessel builds and Game Changer is no different. The 227-foot SYV is prepared for storage of a significant amount of yacht tenders and toys with 820 square feet of deck space.

Game Changer
Game Changer by Damen.Tijmen Kielen

Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) launched the 164-foot Elsea in April. She can hit speeds of up to 27 knots, an impressive top hop for a yacht her size.

Elsea
Elsea by CCN.Courtesy CCN

Benetti Yachts launched the 219-foot FB268 M/Y Seasense at its Livorno shipyard in Italy. This is the first collaboration between Benetti and Los Angeles-based designer Cor D. Rover.

Seasense
Seasense by Benetti.Courtesy Benetti

Amels' Lili is a new addition to the builder's Limited Editions fleet. She's a 180-footer with 1,900-square-foot outdoor space and a 13-foot pool. What more could you want in a superyacht?

Lili
Lili by Amels.Courtesy Amels

The Pink Gin VI is the only sailing yacht on this list, and for good reason — she's the world's largest carbon fiber sloop. The 175-footer and her accommodations include a master stateroom, six guest staterooms and four crew cabins.

Pink Gin VI
Pink Gin VI by Baltic Yachts.Courtesy Baltic Yachts

Ferretti's Custom Line launched the 108-foot Navetta 33 earlier this year. She joins the Navetta line, which includes a 28 and 37, while a 42 is currently in development. The 33 has a 2,000-nm range, making her not just aesthetically pleasing but also built to go the distance, as well.

Navetta 33
Navetta 33 by Custom Line.Courtesy Ferretti

Numarine recently launched Hull No. 1 of its 32XP in Istanbul. The superyacht has an LOA of 106'7" and is Numarine's first ever Explorer Superyacht.

Numarine 32XP, Explorer, Superyacht
32XP by Numarine.Courtesy Numarine

A lucky Australian owns this 240-foot yacht. A unique detail onboard Hasna is the engine room was placed forward of the accommodation level suites so that guests could have easier access to the yacht's beach club.

Hasna
Hasna by FeadshipCourtesy Feadship

Areti may be nearly half the size of the first Lürssen on this list, Project Thunder, but she's still impressive in her own right. Areti is 278'9" length overall and 48-foot-6-inch beam. Even better, she has an onboard spa — sauna included.

Areti
Areti by Lürssen.Courtesy Lürssen

This 1,000-ton-plus, 243-footer spans five decks and is the result of a collaboration between CRN’s Technical Department, Studio Zuccon International Project, who designed the exterior, and Winch Design, who designed the interior.

Cloud 9
Cloud 9 by CRN.Flavio Cairola