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Zen, the final new entry to the list of the world’s 101 largest superyachts for 2021, is shrouded in secrecy. 

Very little is known about what the interiors look like because its stylists all signed a nondisclosure agreement. 

As large as these new ships are they don’t quite make it into the top five section of the 101 largest superyachts list.

This image serves up a sneak peek of Project Y712, which is expected to be delivered in 2022. Reportedly commissioned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, this 127m (416ft) vessel will become the largest sailing yacht in the world

This image serves up a sneak peek of Project Y712, which is expected to be delivered in 2022. Reportedly commissioned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, this 127m (416ft) vessel will become the largest sailing yacht in the world

That list is topped by the 180.61m (590ft) Azzam, the 162.5m (533ft) Eclipse, the 162m (531ft) Dubai, the 156m (511ft) Dilbar and the 155m (508ft) Al Said.

With the 2021 list complete, Boat International is already looking forward to the 2022 edition, which looks set to be a bumper year for yacht building. Not least because it’s when Project Y712 will be delivered.

Reportedly commissioned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, this 127m (416ft) vessel will become the largest sailing yacht in the world.

Pictured is Project 1010, which should be ready in 2022. Measuring 118m (387ft) in length, it's set to be largest yacht that yacht builder Feadship has ever made

Pictured is Project 1010, which should be ready in 2022. Measuring 118m (387ft) in length, it’s set to be largest yacht that yacht builder Feadship has ever made

Other notable yachts to look out for will be the 107m (351ft) Lurssen explorer Northern Star III, in build for Canadian billionaire John Risley, and the largest ever Feadship, 118m (387ft) Project 1010.

Stewart Campbell, editor-in-chief at Boat International Media, said: ‘We’ve seen some truly special superyachts hitting the water this year. The standout must be 140-metre Solaris, built in Germany by Lloyd Werft. This new explorer yacht sets new standards for design, which is no surprise given the involvement of Marc Newson. In 2022, we’re expecting another bumper crop of large yachts to hit the water, including the largest sailing yacht ever built, 127-metre-long Project Y721, currently in build in the Netherlands.’

The full Top 101 list appears in the January issue of Boat International, on sale now. 


Samsung has long been the leader when it comes to foldable smartphones but it’s about to be challenged by an all-new rival and it could fix one of the biggest issues with bendy screens. Chinese firm HONOR, which used to be part of the Huawei brand until it split in 2021, has just revealed its first flexible device called the Magic V.

One of the headline features of this smartphone is that it includes a 7.9-inch display that, once fully opened, doesn’t have a crease going right through the middle of it. That’s something Samsung’s foldables have long been criticised for as it can be hugely distracting when trying to binge on a boxset.

Along with that technology, this phone certainly has plenty of other things going for it with Honor boasting that it features a 6.45-inch curved OLED display when folded which achieves a wider 21.3:9 aspect ratio making it far more useful.

Both screens also feature a speedy 120Hz refreshed rate for silky smooth scrolling and stutter-free gameplay.

Another area where the Magic V could beat its biggest rival is when it comes to raw power with this new phone getting the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 5G processor. This Qualcomm-made chip was announced late last year and offers more power, better efficiency and improved camera features.

Talking of the snappers packed into this phone, the Magic V gets a quad-camera array powered by AI with a 50MP rear camera and a 42MP front camera.

Users will be treated to all the usual photography functions including stunning night shots and the ability to zoom in on the subject they are shooting.

HONOR is also promising pro-style shots thanks to some impressive AI which automatically tweaks the settings to make sure images look top-notch.

If design is important to you then the Magic V features a waterdrop hinge which makes things thinner than most foldable plus it’s made from high-strength titanium alloy which not only makes it light but able to survive the odd drop on the pavement.

“We are thrilled to launch our first 5G foldable flagship, the HONOR Magic V, which demonstrates our expertise and innovation in system design and our commitment to always delivering a best-in-class user experience.” said George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co, Ltd. “HONOR has strong ambitions to become the top performing smartphone brand in the premium foldable market and we are confident our first flagship foldable will be very competitive compared with existing models.”

There’s no word on price or a release date just yet but don’t expect this device to be a bargain as most foldables of this size cost well over £1,000.