M/Y SOLARIS, one of the largest super yachts to launch in 2021, has been delivered after undertaking sea trials in the North Sea. It comes after the 140 metre superyacht, which was designed by Australian designer Marc Newson, was launched at German yard Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven in February 2021.
Solaris is the design work of Australian industrial designer Marc Newson, who makes his superyacht debut with this new project dressed in a light grey hull and crisp white superstructure.
A defining feature is the large fashion plate element that seems to wrap around the mast, connecting both sides of the hull, adding a dramatic effect to an otherwise elegant profile.
Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven unveiled its flagship project the 140-metre motor yacht Solaris launched in the Kaiserhaven basin, assisted by two tug boats as the yacht was moved out of the yard’s 280-metre-long floating dock.
With eight decks, the Mega Expedition Yacht is equipped with all the requisite amenities for global expeditions, including a helipad, a beach club aft, and a crane to launch tenders, toys and/or subs.
Solaris is a large explorer yacht Her designer is Frank Neubelt.
The yacht has a length of 140m (461ft). Her volume 11,011 tons, which ranks her high on the list of largest yachts. She is powered by an ABB propulsion package.
We estimate that the yacht can accommodate 36 guests (as other yachts owned by Abramovich also accommodate 36 guests). The yacht will probably have a crew of 60.
Solaris is also fitted with a power and energy management system from ABB that features two Azipods powered by 9 megawatts. This is the most powerful of its kind ever installed on a yacht.
An Azipod is a gearless steerable propulsion system where the electric drive motor is in a submerged pod outside the ship hull. The units can rotate a full 360 degrees to increase maneuverability and efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.
Lloyd Werft, which belongs to the Genting Group, has a background in building cruise ships and thus is adept at delivering vessels of eye-popping proportions. (You may remember the 377-foot explorer yacht Luna that launched back in 2010.) This particular custom cruiser is built for the billionaire owner of Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, and is estimated to cost $610 million (£430 million)
It will likely be the last Lloyd Werft vessel to leave the Bremerhaven yard, too. LWB spokesman Marco Graudenz told The Motorship the storied shipbuilding facility, which dates back to 1857, will close at the end of the year because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Local German shipbuilding group Rönner is among those interested in buying it.
It will join a spate of new super-sized superyachts on the high seas, including Lürssen’s 466-foot superyacht Nord, Feadship’s secretive 290-footer Project 816, and Oceanco’s 384-foot steel-hulled vessel Y719.
CONSTRUCTION & DIMENSIONS
Solaris features a displacement w/ bulbous bow steel hull and steel superstructure, with teak decks.
Lloyd Werft also built Roman Abramovich’ previous explorer yacht Luna. He sold Luna for US$ 240 million to Farkhad Akhmedov.
Abramovitch also owns Eclipse, one of the world’s largest yachts.
M/Y SOLARIS June 6th 2021 in Gibraltar
SOLARIS, Roman Abramovich’s new 140m Lloyd Werft built Explorer Yacht at Gibraltar Eastern side