Construction has begun on Scenic Eclipse II, the second coveted discovery yacht from the Scenic Group in their ocean fleet, 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.
A newly developed company, MKM Yachts, wholly owned by the Scenic Group, will now take full responsibility for all new ocean ship builds in their fleet starting with the construction of Scenic Eclipse II.
The brand-new 228-guest (200 in Polar regions) Scenic Eclipse II will feature two six-guest helicopters, one six-guest submarine, ten 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 cruise market in a post Covid-19 world.
Glen Moroney, owner and Chairman, the Scenic Group commented: “This heralds an exciting moment for the Scenic Group as we continue to develop our luxury ocean products under both Scenic and Emerald Cruises brands.
“The entire team is excited to see the project underway and look forward to welcoming guests onboard this magnificent discovery yacht.”
Once complete, Scenic Eclipse II will be the sister ship to Scenic Eclipse.
Sailings across the Scenic Group brands (including Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises) are currently suspended up to June 30th.