France: work starts on first Ritz-Carlton LNG-powered yacht

French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique has started building the first out of two LNG-powered superyachts for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

To mark the construction start, Chantiers de l’Atlantique held the steel-cutting ceremony for the LNG-powered Ilma at its yard in Saint-Nazaire on July 13.

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, an ultra-luxury cruise line established by Marriott International’s Ritz-Carlton brand and Oaktree Capital Management, said reservations for the 2024 season of itineraries would open to the public this winter.

The firm is preparing to launch its first superyacht, Evrima, this summer, while the two LNG-powered newbuild superyachts, Ilma and Luminara, should set sail in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

France work starts on first LNG-powered yacht for Ritz-Carlton
Image: The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

To remind, the cruise company ordered the two LNG-powered vessels at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in March this year.

Besides two firm 242 meters long vessels, the order includes an option for two additional ships.

The ships will have four dual-fuel engines and utilize LNG as its main fuel source, “significantly” reducing emissions as compared to traditional practices, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection said.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

US to increase LNG supplies to UK under new deal

The US will boost supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to UK terminals under a new deal revealed on...

Adani, TotalEnergies nearing completion of Dhamra LNG terminal in India

India's Adani and France's TotalEnergies have almost completed their Dhamra LNG import facility located in Odisha, on India’s east...

Trinidad, Shell, BP move forward with Atlantic LNG restructuring plans

Trinidad and Tobago has signed a restructuring deal with the shareholders of LNG producer Atlantic LNG, including Shell and...

More News Like This

MSC Cruises takes delivery of first LNG-powered vessel in France

France’s Chantiers de l’Atlantique has delivered the first LNG-powered cruise vessel it built for Switzerland-based cruise operator MSC Cruises. The...

MSC Cruises’ first LNG-powered vessel nearing completion in France

France's Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon complete the first LNG-powered cruise vessel it is building for Switzerland-based cruise operator...

France: keel laid for Royal Caribbean’s LNG powered vessel

French shipbuilder Chantiers de l’Atlantique has held a keel-laying ceremony for an LNG-powered cruise vessel it is building for...

MSC Cruises says first LNG-powered newbuild wraps up sea trials

Switzerland-based cruise operator MSC Cruises said that its first LNG-powered cruise vessel, MSC World Europa, has returned to Chantiers...