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Chantiers de l'Atlantique cuts steel for Ritz-Carlton yacht Ilma

Applauding the start of Ilma's construction are exectives including Douglas Prothero, CEO of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, second right, and Chantiers de l'Atlantique GM Laurent Castaing, far right
Chantiers de l'Atlantique held a steel-cutting ceremony for Ilma, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's next-generation vessel.

Ilma — 'water' in Maltese — is the first of two LNG-powered newbuilds for the brand and scheduled to debut in 2024.

Larger and even roomier than Evrima

Ilma and 2025 sister ship Luminara measure 46,750gt, up from the 24,000gt of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's first vessel, Evrima, and have 456 berths each, up from 298.

They''ll have even roomier public areas than Evrima plus a larger selection of top-end suites and more categories, all with terraces. 

Reservations are expected to open this fall.