The first superyacht model from Meyer Yachts, ONE 50—150 meters long and 20 meters wide—has an enormous volume of 15,000 gross tons.
Fuel cells and battery banks will be installed in the engine room to make ONE 50 as sustainable as possible. Electrically powered by 25 000 kilowatts, ONE 50 will reach a maximum speed of 23 knots. The yacht will be built entirely at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg.
The yacht has accommodations for a maximum of 44 guests over six decks. Features include a spa on two levels, a cinema with an adjoining billiard room, an entertainment area including a stage, an art gallery and a huge infinity pool at the stern.
Who is the Meyer Group?
The Meyer Group, based in Germany, is a family owned company. “Since 1795, we have built more than 700 ships in Papenburg alone. So our references can be seen on all the world’s oceans. Now we are opening the next chapter in our history and entering the market for mega yachts. We have already received very positive feedback because we can realize almost limitless ideas and ship sizes – even the seemingly craziest ones. We are currently seeing that the demand for mega yachts is increasing and there is room for another shipyard in this segment,” says Bernard Meyer, Chairman of the Meyer Group.
Large and complex ships are part of the Meyer Group’s core competence. In the shipbuilding halls, which can be up to 504 meters long, ships with a length of almost 350 meters have been built almost exclusively for years. “Megayachts are a new market segment that we can serve at all our three shipyards. At Meyer, it is always our ambition to position ourselves at the top – in environmental protection as well as now in yacht size. That’s why the ONE 50 is just the beginning of our ideas and plans,” says Thomas Weigend, Managing Director at Meyer Werft.
“We see a lot of potential in mega yachts for new environmentally friendly technologies, which we also use directly in the ONE 50, for example the fuel cell for emission-free ship operation. We attach very great importance to this. In addition to the many competencies and skills we already have, we will also bring additional specialists from the yacht building industry into our team and strengthen the Meyer Group,” says Malte Poelmann, Meyer Chief Technology officer.
“We are experts in building special ships, we have proven that many times. Now we are working on making mega yachts even bigger and, above all, greener,” says Bernard Meyer.