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Chantiers de l'Atlantique lays the keel for Ritz-Carlton's Ilma

Keel-laying festivities for Ilma took place at Chantiers de l'Atlantique
Chantiers de l’Atlantique laid the keel for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's Ilma.

Ilma — 'water' in Maltese — is set to debut in 2024 as Ritz-Carlton's second yacht, following 2022's Evrima.

The 790-foot vessel will have 228 suites and can accommodate up to 456 passengers. It will be powered by LNG.


'We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone and to partner with Chantiers de l’Atlantique on the construction of Ilma,' said Douglas Prothero, CEO, The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

'Chantiers de l’Atlantique is very proud of its partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection,' said Arnaud Le Joncour, SCP sales and marketing for the shipyard. 'Through this ceremony, we wish the best to Ilma during construction with the assurance that the vessel’s elegant design, quality materials and environmental performance will position Ilma as a legendary symbol in a new era of luxury cruising.'

Sister ship to follow

A sister to Ilma, Luminara, is planned for 2025 delivery.