The Super Yacht Industry Comes to London

Superyachts.comand Y.CO welcomed some of the biggest names in the superyacht industry to London during the London Boat Show in order to preview the 2013 Top 100 Forecast.

The launch of the Top 100 Forecast will provide the world with an online predictions page surrounding the largest super yachts in the world expected to launch over the coming year.
The press launch of this new and improved Top 100 Forecast – a sister page to the Top 100archives listing the current largest yachts in the world – presented the unique opportunity for the biggest names in the superyacht industry to network directly with a collection of the most respected journalists in the business such as
  • CNN
  • Reuters
  • Bloomberg
  • Financial Times

and of course we were there too! 
World-class yacht builders such as
  • Peter Lürssen of Lürssen Yachts
  • Dr. Herbert Aly of Blohm + Voss
  • Henk de Vries of Feadship
  • Mohammed Al Barwani of Oceanco
  • Marcel Onkenhout of Oceanco
  • Giancarlo Ragnetti of Perini Navi 

Revered yacht designers such as:
  • Tim Heywood,
  • Andrew Winch,
  • Espen Oeino
  • Dickie Bannenberg
  • Jonny Horsfield
  • Frank Neubelt

All travelled from around the world to attend the first ever event to bring the superyacht industry to London to meet members of the mainstream media.
Last year, we learnt that eight new superyachts entered into the Top 100; however, we’re predicting 2013 to be an extraordinarily exciting year for the superyacht industry as ten new predicted entrants to enter in to the Top 100 largest yachts in the world.
This year will welcome the scheduled arrival of the top secret 180m superyacht known only as Project Azzam. Her builders at Lürssen Yachts have been keeping the project under wraps since its inception; however this incredible superyacht is set to take the title of world’s largest yacht from Eclipse once she’s launched later this year.
After launching the incredibly stylish superyacht Venus in the closing stages of 2012

Feadship has spoken about the recent launch of the Andrew Winch designed and highly-secretive 99m superyacht Project Dream at the Feadship de Vries yard in Makkum.
Blohm + Voss stayed very quiet after the successful launch ceremonies of Eclipse and Palladium in 2010. However, we’ve now been told to expect a new addition to the Top 100 in the form of Graceful, an 82m motor yacht due to launch in Hamburg, Germany this year.
Oceanco have an impressive track record of launching at least one big superyacht a year; however this revered Dutch shipyard has informed us that they’re working on a number of incredible vessels throughout the year. Not a lot is known about the current projects underway at the Alblasserdam yard, but we can tell you that the upcoming launch of the stunning 91.50m Y709 will mark another entrance into the Top 100 listings for Oceanco.