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SYT Top 10: The ten largest yachts ever built in Italy


We take a look at the 10 largest superyachts built in Italy. We have included all delivered yachts that are still in service as a yacht today, as well as projects which are close to their final delivery date.

1 - Serene - 133.90 metre - Fincantieri Yachts - 2011

The 134 metre Serene, designed by Espen Oeino, is the first superyacht that was built by Fincantieri. She was delivered just before the summer of 2011. At 134 metres long, superyacht Serene, is the 12th largest yachts ever built in the world. Serene has seven decks, a hangar and two helicopter landing pads. The yacht is available for charter, and is one of the largest charter yachts on today's market.

2 - Loaloat Al Behar - 103.85 metre - Picchiotti - 1982

3 - Dubawi - 90.60 metre - Cantiere Navale Ferrari S.p.a. - 1989

The 90 metre Dubawi was originally built as a small cruise ship in 1989. In 2007 the Dubai based shipyard Platinum Yachts started to convert Dubawi into a private luxury yacht. The conversion was completed in January 2009

4 - Kingdom 5KR - 86.00 metre - Benetti SpA - 1980

The legendary Kingdom 5KR started out life as Nabila, in 1980. She is designed by Jon Bannenberg, with an interior by Luigi Sturchio and at the time of her launch, she was one of the largest yachts in the world. Nabila was sold to American Businessman Donald Trump and became Trump Princess in the late eighties. Trump used her mainly as a business tool, and resold her a few years later to her current owner, His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, the founder of the Kingdom holding Company

5 - Chopi Chopi - 80 metre - CRN -2013

CRN’s new flagship, the 80 metre Chopi Chopi is the largest yacht ever built by CRN. Valued by the yard at over € 80,000,000, Chopi Chopi is CRN’s 129th yacht, and she represents approximately 660 thousand working hours. The superyacht features exterior design by Zuccon International Project, who worked in close collaboration with the CRN Technical Office. Chopi Chopi features an interior by Laura Sessa Romboli who worked closely with the CRN Centro Stile.

6- Lady Sarya - 76.31 metre - Nuovi Cantieri Apuania S.p.A. - 1972

7- Stella Maris - 72 metre - VYS - 2012

The latest delivery by Viareggio Superyachts, Stella Maris, is designed by Espen Oeino in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects, and blends traditional elements of design and layout with new variations on a theme – such as the staggered internal decks, the heights of the saloons and the innovative form of the bow. The resulting layout ensures a volume, more usually seen in yachts of greater dimensions, of 2,270 GRT.

8 - Azteca - 72 metre - CRN - 2009

The 72 metre superyacht Azteca was built by the CRN shipyard and launched in 2009. The yacht, previously known as project Clarena 2, is the biggest CRN ever launched, and she was sold in the final stages of construction to her current owner who renamed her Azteca. Both the interior and exterior of Azteca were designed by Nuvolari & Lenard. She features a vast semi-open sundeck, and a 100 m² beachclub in her stern.

9 - Reverie- 70 metre - Benetti- 1999

The 70 metre Reverie, features a massive volume and interior space, as well as huge deck areas. Among her features are an owner's deck, that includes a magnificent bedroom with panoramic forward views over a private terrace, sumptuous his and hers bathrooms and vast walk-in dressing rooms. She can accommodate up to 24 guests in 8 cabins.

10 - High Power III - 70 Metre - Rossi Navi

Superyacht High Power III was delivered in 2011 by the Rossi Navi shipyard in Viareggio and with her length of 70 metres she is their largest yacht to date. The exterior lines of the luxury motor yacht are from the drawing board of Design Studio Spadolini and High Power III features an interior by Salvagni Architetti.

By Maarten Janssen

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