Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection confirms construction of second ship

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection has confirmed construction of a second yacht vessel has begun.

The unnamed 298-passenger vessel is being built at the H.J. Barreras Shipyard in Vigo, Spain, and will match the style and design of the line’s first ship, due to launch in February 2020.

Douglas Prothero, chief executive of The Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection, said the keel-laying ceremony for the line’s second vessel is scheduled for later this year.

The second yacht vessel is expected to launch in 2021.

He said: “This custom-built yacht will be a true sister ship and follow the same design and styling as the first yacht.

“We are incredibly excited to grow The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection and look forward to continuing our partnership with H.J. Barreras Shipyard and the Galicia region.”

It is understood that the line has a third vessel on order.

Prothero told Travel Weekly last summer that the line planned to build up to five more yachts after its first vessel.