OA Week in Review: Charter Preparations & New Launches

13 July 2020

The last week has seen some exciting superyacht launches, as well as great preparations ahead of the Mediterranean summer season.

The first major launch of the week came from the Netherlands, where Damen Yachting released its first SeaXplorer 77, La Datcha, into the world. The 77-metre superyacht features design by Azure Yacht Design, who have perfectly blended the performance capabilities of a rugged explorer vessel with the luxury of modern superyachts. Among her adventure-ready amenities are a fleet of toys and tenders, including her own submersible, while she carries space for two helicopters.

News has also filtered from German shipyard Lürssen that the highly anticipated 142m superyacht Opus is nearing completion. The quite remarkable and unique exterior profile, penned by esteemed design studio Nuvolari Lenard, features bold lines and a naval-inspired bow. The six-deck superyacht will accommodate up to 36 guests across 20 luxurious cabins, while there is plenty to keep them entertained over long charters. As well as an innovative helicopter platform and a large diving centre, Opus benefits from a large main deck aft swimming pool and an array of water toys to take to the sea. Opus will now undergo her sea trials before being delivered to her owner by the end of this year.

On the charter front, many superyachts have now relocated to the Mediterranean as the summer season looks to kick on. Restrictions throughout the continent are easing and there has been great progress towards opening with fantastic locations such as Croatia and Montenegro welcoming back superyacht travel.

Desperate for that perfect post-lockdown getaway? Contact the team at Ocean Alliance to enquire about superyacht escapes around the world.

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