Throughout 2023, there have been some mighty big superyacht that have taken to the seas, or are preparing to! In this article, we cover 5 of the largest superyacht launches in 2023, so join us to take a look at some impressive vessels…

Luminance Superyacht. Largest Superyacht Launches In 2023
Luminance. Image sourced from Superyacht Times

1. Luminance

The biggest launch of the year (and from Germany), 145m Luminance had been under construction since 2018. She is the seventh-largest project to emerge from builder Lürssen. Espen Øino-designed her exterior, while Francois Zuretti styled her interior.

Midnight blue with blonde teak decking, she has a cascading aft deck, an elongated bow, and sleek lines.

Luminance Superyacht. Largest Superyacht Launches In 2023
Luminance. Image sourced from: YACHT CHARTER

2. Project Cosmos 

This one was a technical launch, first spotted in March this year. Also known as Project 13759, not much is known about this vessel. However, there’s definitively a swimming pool and a large aft deck, as well as a cut-out that could house a tender. She also has an 18m beam, and a steel hull, and an aluminium superstructure.

114m Project Cosmos is allegedly the first Lürssen to feature new fuel cell technology, which would help reduce emissions by avoiding greenhouse gases.

Project Cosmos Superyacht. Largest Superyacht Launches In 2023
Project Cosmos spotted in transit. Image sourced from YachtWorld

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3. 1050H

105m vessel 1050H was launched on the 10th January from Oceanco’s construction facilities in The Netherlands. It is essentially a relaunch, and a fundamental rebuild of the superyacht H3 which was originally launched in 2000. It is the first time a superyacht has been comprehensively recreated to deliver a complete future-proof vessel where no single element has remained the same. It has been recreated to such an extent that no single element remains the same.

1050H displays a modern exterior aesthetic, including a completely new superstructure. The design studio also worked with the owner to conceive a brand new interior by Reymond Langton Design.

1050H Superyacht
1050H. Image sourced from Robb Report

4. Ulysses

The fourth largest Feadship to date, 103m Ulysses has four exterior hot tubs and a swimming pool that covers the entire height of the main deck. Azure Yacht Design designed its naval architecture, and the interior was designed by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design.

She can reach a maximum speed of 17.5 kn and has an impressive cruising range of 5000.0 nm, thanks to the propulsion provided by two MTU diesel engines. Able to host up to 18 guests across 9 staterooms and supported by a crew of 20 members, she boasts a gross tonnage of 2999.0 GT and a beam of 14.4m.

5. Norn

Soon after Luminance, 90m Norn (also known as Project 1601 nad built by Lürssen) was launched in Germany, characterised by prominent lines and a striking reverse bow design.

Espen Øeino is responsible for the exterior design, and the in-house team at Lürssen oversaw the naval architecture. Dölker & Voges Design have crafted the interior spaces – which are yet to be revealed.

Norn Superyacht
Norn. Image sourced from BOAT International

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