Megayachts & Superyachts

Dörries Custom Yachts

Dörries Project Arwen

The stunning Dörries Project Arwen, a 374’ (114.1 m) superyacht is now headed to construction at company yards in Bremerhaven, Germany.

Dörries Custom Yachts has an unusual business model for the superyacht industry, offering “tailor-made” yachts without the usual extensive wait times or comparably extreme price tags found at most yards. 

Some of the basic yacht platforms are already prefabricated and many design costs are folded in per the company, but they offer the flexibility to make a wide variety of individual adjustments and meet special customer requirements. 

The company says each yacht is a unique construction characterized by traditional German craftsmanship and tireless attention to individual detail.

The company has historically built steel-hulled superyachts from 30m (98’) to 112m (367’). Their latest and most spectacular project stretches that limit. 

The basic steel hull of some Dorries designs

The basic steel hull of some Dorries designs can be pre-fabricated, with customization confined to interior layouts and superstructure features.

Project Arwen is a 374’ (114.1 m) superyacht that showcases an amazing infinity pool among other extravagant features. The aft deck pool is 66’ (20.1 m) long and is fitted with a glass edge that creates the infinity pool effect.

The Arwen pool

The Arwen pool, reflected in the mirrored ceiling of the portico, looks almost like a continuation of the sea beyond.

The Arwen pool

The pool, viewed from the bow, has a see-through glass wall. The 66’ pool length can be altered to add more deck space when needed.

And amazingly, a 43’ (13.1 m) section of this water feature can be drained and hydraulically raised to create extra entertainment space on the deck.

The interior is equally innovative and astounding. She has an entire owner’s deck, rather than a master suite alone. The 290 square meter suite—over 3,000 square feet—has the space of a comfortable suburban home. It opens directly to a foredeck lounge and dining area. 

The spectacular salon of the Arwen

The spectacular salon of the Arwen has a height of nearly 20’ and floor-to ceiling windows.

The main salon has a ceiling height of 5.9 meters (19.4’) bay windows and a mezzanine level that offers access to the upper deck.

Five luxurious en-suites and an XL VIP suite welcome guests, as well. The yacht is equipped with a helipad for an H135 chopper, an indoor and outdoor cinema, a beach club, a hair and beauty salon and a wellness area with a gym, spa, and sauna.

Arwen's arching staircases and soaring multiple decks

Beam us up, Scotty: the arching staircases and soaring multiple decks would look right at home on the Starship Enterprise.

The superyacht was reportedly commissioned by an unnamed American technology billionaire. (Mark Zuckerberg reportedly just gave himself a 387’ superyacht as a 40th birthday present, so we presume it’s not him.) 

She is expected to reach a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

She is the result of a collaboration between U.S. design firm Píndaros, French studio Champeau Wilde and British designer Andy Waugh. Dutch outfit Azure spearheaded the naval architecture and Dörries will handle construction.

Dörries says expected completion date is October of 2026.