Here are five of the most exciting yacht construction management projects for 2021


Family owned and operated Moran Yacht & Ship specialises not only in yacht sales, charter and management, but also in yacht construction. For more than 30 years their yacht construction management team has been actively involved in the construction of over 55 of the finest quality new yacht projects in the world.


What goes into yacht construction management?
With their experienced yacht construction management team of former yacht captains, engineers and project management specialists, Moran Yachts have successfully negotiated, managed and completed over $3 billion in new yacht construction projects – a statistic unmatched by any other brokerage company in the world.

They are currently delivering an impressive five new yacht construction projects. Keep on reading to learn more about some of this year’s most exquisite new yacht projects.


142m Lurssen M/Y NORD: 20 cabins 36 guests
Formerly Project OPUS, M/Y NORD was designed by the Italian studio Nuvolari & Lenard and built by Lurssen to a Moran Yacht & Ship marine specification. Moran’s yacht construction management team negotiated the sale, wrote the technical specifications, brought together the design team, and oversaw the entire construction process. As a result, M/Y NORD represents the largest new construction project sold and delivered by a yacht brokerage to date.

Motor yacht NORD was designed for comfortable and independent worldwide cruising and boasts high-end amenities throughout her six decks.


61m Hakvoort M/Y TOP FIVE II: 14 guests 6 cabins
The 61m Royal Hakvoort M/Y TOP FIVE II was sold and built under the supervision of Moran’s yacht construction management team. Featuring an ice-class reinforced hull, M/Y TOP FIVE II is an ocean-going motor yacht, with luxury amenities including a swimming pool, a sauna and a large beach club. Her ceiling heights are an incredible 2.4m on the main and the owner’s deck.

She was built in accordance with the new IMO Tier III regulations and is only the second yacht in the world to be equipped with the Naiad total ride system.

49.9m Mangusta M/Y ALISA: 12 guests 5 staterooms
The first hull in this revolutionary series, M/Y ALISA was designed by Alberto Mancini at Monaco-based AM Yacht Design. Her key exterior features include two cockpits, and her tender garage is located in the bow, leaving the stern dedicated to a spacious beach club. Sitting below the forward cockpit, the garage accommodates a six-metre tender and two jet skis. With the toys and tenders launched, the garage basin can fill with water and become a swimming pool.

Motor yacht ALISA was built under the supervision of Moran’s yacht construction management team to their own technical specification.

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115m Lurssen M/Y PROJECT ENZO: 14 guests 7 cabins
This cutting-edge project is currently under construction at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany. Moran Yacht & Ship negotiated the build contract and compiled the technical specifications and are overseeing the complete construction. Venice-based yacht design team Nuvolari Lenard are providing the creative and eye-catching design, both interior and exterior.

This family-focused yacht boasts an extra-large gym on the sky lounge and a wellness area on the lower deck. She also features cutting-edge technology, including a heat recovery system in the generators to heat the swimming pool and Dynamic Positioning for electronic anchoring.


74m Amels Project M/Y SHADOW: 12 guests 6 cabins
Project SHADOW features an exterior designed by Tim Heywood and a unique interior by Winch Design. The Moran Yacht & Ship yacht construction management team negotiated the build contract, wrote the technical specifications, and supervised the entire build. Project SHADOW is part of Amels Limited Editions range, which reflect the perfect balance of semi-custom and full custom yacht design with Dutch quality and craftsmanship.

If you are considering commissioning a yacht build of your own, the team at Moran Yacht & Ship would be delighted to hear from you.

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