Compagnie du Ponant’s new build will be identical to the twin ships Le Boréal and L’Austral; and will be the third ship the line has launched in the last three years when it set sails in June 2013.

Jean-Emmanuel Sauvée, Compagnie du Ponant’s managing director, says: “following fast on the success of introducing our sleek super yachts Le Boréal and L’Austral and their acceptance in the international arena, we are committed to progressing our business development plan and philosophy to create exceptional, state-of-the-art ships, perpetuating the yachting spirit of our fleet.

“We will continue to fulfil our promise to guests of offering unique itineraries, dream locations off the beaten track, new cultures and close encounters with the wonders of nature – these privileges are on offer thanks to the small size and technical capabilities of the vessels belonging to Compagnie du Ponant.”