The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection orders two new ships

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection orders two new ships

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique will deliver the two new superyachts in 2024 and 2025

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has ordered two new ships, Ilma and Luminara, for delivery in 2024 and 2025 respectively. 

The new superyachts will be constructed by shipyard Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint-Nazaire, France, with an option available for additional vessels. The shipyard will carry out all production and development, including for upgraded design and sustainability features.  

“We are thrilled to work with Chantiers de l’Atlantique on the development of our second and third superyachts, Ilma and Luminara,” said Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “They are a like-minded organisation that is committed to excellence and a custom quality process and programme that will help execute our vision as we thoughtfully expand our portfolio.” 

Ilma and Luminara will feature 228 suites, each with its own private terrace, including two new upper suite categories measuring up to 100 square metres in size. Interiors for the ships will be designed by London-based design firm AD Associates and lighting designer DPA. Finnish yacht stylist Aivan developed the exterior design of the newbuilds. 

The new superyachts will also include fiver restaurants, six bars, and a wine vault, along with an expanded marina with a mezzanine feature, a Ritz-Carlton spa and a space for children’s programming. Cocktail receptions can be held on the yacht’s expanded bow. 

Each vessel will be fitted with four dual-fuel engines and use LNG as its main fuel. Additionally, the yachts will include advanced water treatment systems, a heat recovery loop, LED lighting, and other technologies intended to reduce the ships’ environmental impact. 

“Chantiers de l’Atlantique is very proud to design and build these medium-size, ultra luxury cruise vessels and initiate a new partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection,” said Laurent Castaing, general manager of Chantiers de l’Atlantique. “These ships will provide the highest quality standards and comfort level to their guests and simultaneously be at the forefront of environmental performances.” 

The new superyachts will offer itineraries ranging from seven to 10 nights in the Caribbean and Mediterranean and will also be available for private charter.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
18 March 2022

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