Germand shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen has launched hull 6497. The 81.8-metre (268ft) yacht is the second largest project ever built by the German yard to date.

Baptised by KIBO, she is the result of the first collaboration between the German yard and Terence Disdale Design. The project has been overseen by Y.CO, and the firm will continue to manage the project through to her delivery in June 2014.

KIBO is half a meter shorter than Secret, a superyacht delivered last year. In addition, she is deemed to be the 76th largest yacht in the world that the market will see in 2014.