The Top 20 largest yachts ever built in Italy

We take a look at the 20 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.readmore

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

The previous Al Said was a 103 metre superyacht, built in 1982 in Italy. That yacht, now renamed Loaloat Al Behar has been made available for charters in the Middle East.

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. Sheis designed by Jon Bannenberg, with an interior by Luigi Sturchio and at the time of her launch, she was one of the largest yachts inthe 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 hera few years laterto 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 - Grace E - 73.30 metre - Perini Navi - 2013

The Perini Navi Grouphas launched Grace E, the new 73m Picchiotti motor yacht that is the third motor yacht sold by the Perini Navi Group, at their Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, Italy. Grace E, like her predecessors Exuma and Galileo G, is part of the Group's project for relaunching the historic Picchiotti brand name in the world of large motor yachts. Picchiotti is famous for its design, engineering and high production standards, qualities that it shares with the rest of the Perini Navi Group.

8-9 -Stella Maris - 72 metre - VYS- 2013

The latest delivery by Viareggio Superyachts, Stella Maris, is designed by Espen Oeino in cooperation with Laurent Giles Naval Architects, andblends 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.

8-9 -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 second largest CRN ever launched, and she wassold 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 avastsemi-open sundeck, and a 100 m² beachclub in her stern.

10-11 -Reverie- 70 metre -Benetti- 1999

The70 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 accommodateup to 24 guests in 8 cabins.

10-11 -High Power III - 70.00 Metre - Rossi Navi - 2011

SuperyachtHigh Power IIIwas 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 andHighPower IIIfeatures an interior by Salvagni Architetti.

12-Alwaeli- 68.00 Metre - CRN S.p.A.- 1991

Alwaeliisa classic 68.5m superyacht launched by CRN in Italy in 1991. She was completely refitted in 2008 in The Netherlands. The initialrefit includedsome interior and exterior changes,andreplacing somemachinery and systems. Midway through the refit, the owners, already pleased with the refit progress, requested even more work, which in total required nearly 18 months to complete. As a result, the yacht is now in great condition. The Arab owned yacht is kept very private, but can often been found in Antibes.

13-Amazon Express- 66.70 Metre - Cantieri Navali - 1966

This very unusual looking superyacht is the Amazon Express. Despite the yacht having her own dedicated website, we have lost track of her, and we haven't seen her since 2006. A couple of years ago, she was a regular sight on the Cote d'Azur, but we think she could be on a world cruise right now.Amazon Express was built in 1966, and was later converted in the mid-80's into a private yacht. Some ten years later, Espen Oeino restyled parts of her, during a refit at Arsenale Venezia.

14-Yaakun- 65.96 Metre - Cantieri Navali Nicolini - 1987

Built in 1987 for the former ruler of Qatar as Al Menwar, Yaakun is the largest yacht ever made by the Nicolini Shipyard in Ancona, Italy.Her hull shape and length gives her a 20+ knot top speed and an economical cruising range of over 4.500 N. Miles.Her autonomy, sea-keeping abilities, elegant layout and massive interior volume are some of the many reasons that incited Yaakun’s current owner into choosing the yacht for a live-onboard circumnavigation of the globe with his family.

15-20 -Ambrosia- 65.00 Metre - Benetti S.p.A. - 2006

At the time of her launch,Ambrosiawas one of the most technically advanced yachts ever to have been launched by the renowned Benetti yard in Viareggio, Italy. With naval architecture by Espen Oino and interior layout by award-winning French designer François Zuretti, Ambrosia accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 cabins and operates with a crew of 20.

15-20-Family Day- 65.00 Metre - Codecasa S.p.A. - 2010

The 65 metre Codecasa Family Day, seen here leaving Monaco after the Monaco Yacht Show,features an interior by Della Role Design. Her sleek and modern exterior, that is both sportive and contemporary, forms an interesting contrast with her interior. The yacht offers modern and light living spaces with seven luxuriously appointed staterooms, including one master suite with balcony shell doors and six further guest cabins set out over two decks. Her 4x4 meter bathing platform, with its incorporated spacious hydraulic swim ladder, provides a real beach feel and offers easy access into the sea. Read our full on board feature here. The yacht is listed for sale with CNI.

15-20-Lady Lau- 65.00 Metre - Codecasa S.p.A. - 2010

Lady Lau offers accommodation for up to 18 guests, in 4 lower deck guest cabins, 3 main deck cabins, and a large owner's suite on the upper deck. The lower deck cabins each have their own style; Thai, Chinese, Egyptian, and Minimalist.

15-20 -Main- 65.00 Metre - Codecasa S.p.A. - 2008

Delivered in 2008 by the Codecasa yard in Viareggio, the 65 metre Main is owned by an Italian fashion designer. The yacht was designed by the owner in close cooperation with the shipyard. The minimalist interior of Main was also influenced by her famous owner, who worked closely with his own designers, Oretelli, and Codecasa, and designers Della Role.

15-20 - Nataly- 65.00 Metre - Benetti- 2011

The 65 metre superyacht Nataly features interior and exterior design by the British design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon. The project was previously known as Amnesia IV, but two months before her launch, she was sold to a new owner.

15-20-Seanna- 65.00 Metre - Benetti- 2011

The 65 metre superyacht Seanna, built by Benetti in 2011, is designed by Italy-based Stefano Natucci, and features an interior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon Ltd. and Susan Young Interior. Amongst Seanna's features are an on-board cinema, mini spa with two treatment rooms that can be connected, fully-equipped gym, and a raised observation deck with a glass-enclosed aerie offering breathtaking views. She is a sistership to the 2006 Lionheart, and the 2009 Silver Angel.

By Maarten Janssen



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