2022 saw some of the largest, most innovative yachts hit the water from pioneering superyacht builders worldwide. As technology improves, 2023 promises to be an exciting year for the world’s most luxurious and state-of-the-art vessels. 

From the largest, most unique yachts under construction to record-breaking builds, we look ahead to see which exciting vessels will be launched over the coming years.

What are some of the most exciting luxury yachts under construction in 2023? 

Some of the most exciting luxury superyachts under construction are Project JAG, Project SHACKLETON, Project JASSJ, Project MARANELLO, and Project ASIA. These exciting projects are being built by some of the world’s most esteemed pedigree boat builders. Let’s explore each superyacht project in greater detail. 


At 400.3 feet/122 meters, PROJECT JAG is one of the largest yachts under construction and will feature limitless levels of luxury. 

She is being built by Lürssen for an experienced owner to replace his current 314.9-foot/96-meter vessel. Her hull was launched in 2021, and she is set to be delivered this year. 

Her extraordinary volume means that she will be able to accommodate 20 guests across 11 staterooms, while her crew quarters will be able to accommodate 40 staff. 

She boasts a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, with her exterior designed by the famed Nuvolari Lenard design firm. Her interior design is by Reymond Langton Design, with the shipyard stating that the interior will be a “beautiful, bespoke homage to the owner’s lifestyle.” 

Reported features include a helipad, spa, swimming pool, indoor and outdoor cinema, gym, dance floor, and a garage filled with a selection of tenders and the latest water toys. 


Project SHACKLETON – formerly known as PROJECT ICECAP –  is a 351.1-foot/107-meter mega yacht under construction at Lürssen’s shipyard in northern Germany. 

The project is highly secretive, and her specifications and amenities are yet to be fully released, however, reports state that she will boast 10 cabins that will be able to accommodate 20 guests.

The mega yacht was spotted undertaking its first round of sea trials in late 2022, giving boating enthusiasts their first glimpse of this spectacular vessel. 

Her exterior design is by Salt Ship Design, a ship design firm based in Norway, while Moran Yacht & Ship is project managing her construction. She boasts a sharply inverted bow and an expansive open aft deck with tender cradles and a helipad. Voluminous decks will also provide ample space for relaxation and entertaining.  

photo courtesy of Lürssen (for 3 of the vessels)


Project JASSJ is another new superyacht under construction at Lürssen, scheduled to be launched in 2025.  

Details about the 337.11-foot/103-meter motor yacht were first revealed at the 2021 Monaco Yacht Show. 

The boat’s interior and exterior have been designed by the UK-based RWD Design. Once complete, JASSJ will feature 11 cabins that can sleep 22 guests, an industry-leading beach club, a full-beam gym, and extensive deck areas for relaxation and entertaining.  She boasts a steel hull, aluminum superstructure, teak decks, and a 3,420 gross tonnage. 

photo courtesy of CRN Ancona (for Project Maranello)


The 220-foot/67-meter PROJECT MARANELLO  – hull number 143 – is a superyacht under construction with the luxury Italian shipyard CRN, part of the Ferretti Group. She will boast elegant aerodynamic lines and precise design features in line with her owner’s vision and requirements. 

Like most new luxury boat projects, only a few key details have been released. She will sleep 14 guests across seven staterooms, and amongst her amenities are a touch-and-go helipad and a voluminous beach club.  Her interior and exterior design is by Nuvolari Lenard, and she will be built from steel and aluminum. 

CRN has also announced that Project MARANELLO will feature an innovative and eco–friendly hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system. 

She is scheduled to be delivered in 2024. 

PROJECT ASIA, Royal Hakvoort
photo courtesy of Royal Hakvoort (for Project Asia)

PROJECT ASIA, Royal Hakvoort

Project ASIA is a 200.2-foot/61-meter motor yacht under construction at the Royal Hakvoort shipyard. According to the yard, she has been designed with a “carefully considered balance of indoor and outdoor spaces.”

Her interior and exterior design is by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. She will provide accommodation for up to 12 guests, including the owner’s accommodation on a dedicated private deck and a full-width VIP suite with his and her bathrooms, a lounge with a large dining area, and a seating area and bar. Crew quarters include eight ensuite cabins on the lower deck. 

Onboard amenities include a swimming pool, gym, massage room, Hammam, and entertainment area. Her garage has been designed to accommodate two tenders, which can be launched both port and starboard.  

It is without question that these luxury yachts under construction promise to redefine the superyacht industry, pushing the boundaries of boat design and engineering more than ever before.