Scenic has revealed that construction is underway on its second ultra-luxury discovery yacht Scenic Eclipse II at the Rijeka shipyard in Croatia.
The steel cutting of Scenic Eclipse II marks the first build of five new custom-built vessels planned for the next six years across the group.
Her construction follows the long awaited launch of her sister ship Scenic Eclipse in 2019 for a successful first season sailing through the Arctic, Antarctica, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
The new 228-guest (200 in Polar regions) Scenic Eclipse II will feature two six-guest helicopters, one six-guest submarine, 10 dining options, indoor and outdoor plunge pools and a 1:1 guest-to-staff ratio.
The move demonstrates the confidence the Australian-owned business has in the luxury yacht
“This heralds an exciting moment for the Scenic Group as we continue to develop our luxury ocean ships under both Scenic and Emerald Cruises brands.”
Glen Moroney, owner and Chairman, the Scenic Group
“The entire team is excited to see the project underway and look forward to welcoming guests
Following delays in getting Scenic Eclipse finished due to issues with the shipyard, Scenic has now created a newly developed company, MKM Yachts, which will take full responsibility for all new ocean ship builds in their fleet starting with the construction of Scenic Eclipse II.
MKM Yachts confirmed an agreement with the Croatian Government to commence shipbuilding operations in a dedicated separate section of the existing Maj 3 Shipyard in Rijeka.
“This outcome has been the result of a massive effort by our entire Croatian team, and in particular, our new Managing Director of MKM Yachts, Sasa Čokljat,” Glen Moroney commented.
MKM Yachts will take over a portion of Rijeka’s shipyard and use existing infrastructure and knowledge of Croatian shipbuilders, working in collaboration with Scenic’s expert team.
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