The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection today announced the addition of two newly built superyachts, Ilma and Luminara, to its fleet, scheduled to launch in 2024 and 2025 respectively, and to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Announcing that the company is preparing to launch its Evrima this August after a significant delay.
With 456 guests each, the ships will be larger than the delayed Evrima with 298 guests.
These new ships will be built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Sant-Nazaire, France, with an option for additional ships.
According to a press release, Chantiers will handle all production and development, including enhanced design and sustainability features.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with Chantiers de l’Atlantique on the development of our second and third superyachts, Ilma and Luminara,” said Douglas Prothero, Chief Executive Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “They are a co-aligned organization committed to excellence and a custom quality process and program that will help execute our vision as we thoughtfully grow our portfolio.”
“The addition of ILMA and Luminara represents a significant growth for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, and we look forward to working with the management and Chantier de l’Atlantique in creating these world-class ships,” said Tim Grisius, Global Officer for Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development and Real Estate, Marriott International.
“The next generation of superyachts for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection will have a real impact on the industry and take our shared vision with management and Marriott International to the next level in the luxury cruise market,” said Karim Khairallah, Managing Director and Co-Portfolio Manager , European Principal Group, Oaktree Capital Management,.
“Chantiers de l’Atlantique is very proud to design and build these mid-size – ultra luxury cruise ships and to initiate a new partnership with the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection. These ships will offer their guests the highest quality standards and comfort levels while being at the forefront of environmental performance,” said Laurent Castaing, General Manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
Ritz-Carlton selected AD Associates, DPA and Aivan as some of the new designers.
Reservations for the travel route season 2024 will be opened this autumn for the public. The new superyachts will offer seven to ten night itineraries in the Caribbean and Mediterranean, offering an all-inclusive experience. These superyachts will also be available for private charters.