Megayachts on the Move

Three builders and three new yachts from 105 to 180 feet.

June 7, 2019
Heesen Yachts Project Pollux
With the hull and superstructure joined together, the 180-foot Project Pollux is about 16 months from completion. Courtesy Heesen Yachts

Heesen’s Project Pollux Makes Progress

The hull and superstructure are now joined on the 180-foot yacht.

Heesen Yachts in the Netherlands says the hull and superstructure have been joined on the 180-foot Project Pollux, which is being built on spec with a delivery date planned in autumn 2020.

Project Pollux is from Heesen’s Steel line with a fast displacement hull form. The profile is by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and includes sole-to-ceiling windows.

Tenders and toys are stowed on the foredeck, leaving space aft for a beach club and wellness area.


How big is the sundeck on Project Pollux? More than 1,070 square feet.

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Arcadia Yachts 105
This Arcadia 105’s solar panels held eliminate the need for a generator when on the hook. Courtesy Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia Yachts Launches Two Boats

The Italian shipyard has launched Hull No. 3 of the A105 and Hull No. 16 of the A85.

Arcadia Yachts in Italy has launched two vessels: Hull No. 3 of the A105, and Hull No. 16 of the A85.


The A105 is expected to go into charter, spending summers in the Mediterranean and winters in the Caribbean. For that reason, the interior layout was adapted compared with previous models. This version has four staterooms and a sitting room forward that converts to an extra guest space with a sofa bed.

No details were released about the A85, other than that the owner is Italian.

When will Arcadia have these yachts on display? Both hulls are expected to be at the Cannes Yachting Festival this autumn, when the builder also is scheduled to premiere its Sherpa XL.


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Ocean King Classic 108
The Ocean King is designed to have transatlantic range. Courtesy Ocean King

Meet the Ocean King Classic 108

The design was created in partnership with VYD Studio in Italy.

Ocean King, located near Venice, has unveiled designs for a Classic 108 created in partnership with VYD Studio, also in Italy.

The Ocean King Classic 108 is drawn with a 27-foot beam and four decks. The design is a 350-gross-ton explorer vessel that would be built in steel with an aluminum superstructure.


With twin 788 hp MAN diesels and a fuel capacity of more than 13,200 gallons, the yacht’s range is estimated to be transatlantic.

Inside, the design calls for five staterooms, including a full-beam master on the main deck.

“Oceangoing credentials, contemporary, timeless styling, and a superyacht exterior finish and interior were the design parameters with the Ocean King New Classic 108,” Ocean King’s spokesman, Alberto Ballarin, stated in a press release.

What else is being built at Ocean King? A 118 whose delivery is scheduled for 2020.

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