ISA 54M Fully Custom Steel Aluminium Motor Yacht FOREVER ONE

April 18, 2014

Currently under construction at ISA Yachts in Italy‘s Ancona, the 54-metre motor yacht FOREVER ONE (Project Panorama) is a twin-screw fully customized steel and aluminium displacement vessel, boasting modern exterior design by Horacio Bozzo and a double-curvature stem hull for increased efficiency. Superyacht FOREVER ONE is scheduled for delivery in July 2014.

ISA 54M superyacht FOREVER ONE

ISA 54M superyacht FOREVER ONE

The Owner’s deck is one of the peculiarities of such vessel with a private balcony – accessible from his stateroom – and a large aft deck terrace. Foldable bulwarks on the main deck grant a spectacular view to the exterior. Noteworthy is the glass elevator that connects all decks, from the lower deck to the flybridge.

Luxury motor yacht FOREVER ONE

Luxury motor yacht FOREVER ONE

A spacious beach club with large foldable stern and side platforms ideal for water toys and tenders docking give also facilitated access to the water by automatic and gentle-angled submerged stairs.

The main garage is located forward on main deck and will carry a 9m tender and a 5,5m crew tender. Two Caterpillars 3512C engines will propel this motoryacht to a speed of 16.5 knots with a trans-pacific range.

FOREVER ONE Yacht - aft view

FOREVER ONE Yacht - aft view

INTERVIEW TO THE EXTERIOR DESIGNER & NAVAL ARCHITECT, HORACIO BOZZO

How did the “Forever One” project come about, and when was this? Did the owner or broker approach you? Had you worked with them before?

The project of M/Y Forever One started on July 2010. Fernando Nicholson called me from his office in Miami and he brief me about a new 50 meter motoryacht for a Mexican Client he has sold already four yachts. The following day I produced a rough sketch of how I envisioned the profile of the yacht and the Client loved it: the project had just started. Drawing the layout was very stimulating since Fernando knew very well the client needs and himself had some great new ideas that we included in the design. We worked on the layout for several months with the Owner until we all were satisfied with the yacht features.

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Beach Club

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Beach Club

The next step was to establish the quality of construction to be achieved, so we wrote a complete Technical Specifications.

At that point we had put together a Design package -Exterior Profile, General Layout and Technical Specifications- to get a quotation from different shipyards.  to submit to different shipyards for quotations. The shipyards preliminary selection was based the quality they can deliver, the reliability to deliver on time and the financial health of them. We got quotations from shipyards in USA, Italy and Turkey and finally the contract was signed in January with ISA, from Italy.

FOREVER ONE Yacht - Wheelhouse

FOREVER ONE Yacht - Wheelhouse

The yacht is due for launch in June 2014 (?) At what stage is the build now?

We have done the tank testing with excellent results and the shipyard has already started cutting the steel for the hull. The exterior detailed design, engineering and interior design are proceeding at full speed and in contemporaneous. This stage of the design process is my favorite, when the design, naval architecture and the engineering are blended with the unique objective of creating the finest super yacht.

Luxury yacht FOREVER ONE - Dining

Luxury yacht FOREVER ONE - Dining

What were the owner’s five ‘must-have’ priorities when it came to her design specification?

1- Coziness. They usually spend five months on board so one of the priorities was to be designed cozy as their homes.
2- Functionality. For them substance prevail to form, so functionality is the key design motto.
3- Character. Her exterior styling must had a strong character.
4- A big tender. The selected tender is a 9 meters Riva Iseo.
5- Crew comfort. Crew areas were designed for maximum comfort. A happy crew makes a happy Owner.

Motor yacht FOREVER ONE - Main Saloon

Motor yacht FOREVER ONE - Main Saloon

Who are the key players involved (yard, naval architect, interior designer, captain, broker etc) How closely did you have to work with each of these in coming up with the design – and will have to during the build process?

The design of a Superyacht involves the following key players: Owners, broker, designer, naval architect, interior designer, captain and shipyard’s project manager.

Our team is composed by the following people:
Fernando Nicholson, Broker
Horacio Bozzo, Designer
Sandro Spaziani, Project Manager from ISA Group
Axis Group Yacht Design, Naval Architects
Studio Massari, Interior Designers
Colin Skinner, Captain

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Owners Cabin

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Owners Cabin

The first stage of the design or “Concept Design” phase, where the initial concept is being developed, I have worked very close with the broker since he knows well the Owner’s needs. The result of this stage was an exterior profile and a preliminary layout.

The second stage or “Basic Design” phase, where the ideas are further developed and refined, working with the Owners (for the layout) and the Captain (for the technical side) are essential. The result of this stage is a in depth study of the basic parameters of the yacht including the hull shape, naval architectural studies for stability and speed and much more defined exterior profile and a layout.

At the third stage or “Detailed Design” phase, where the design is refined and become final, the shipyard is also involved into the equation. The result of this stage are all the engineering and construction aspects of the yacht.

FOREVER ONE Yacht - Her Bathroom

FOREVER ONE Yacht - Her Bathroom

How involved will you continue to be throughout the build? Will you visit the yard often?

The design of a Superyacht of this size takes about one year to completion. During that lapse of time we will meet with the Owner and the Broker every two-three months to update them on the project progress and to make presentations of the “Detail Design” phase. This stage is a further development and refinement of the exterior details of the Yacht. From the Yard side, we will be visiting the vessel in a monthly basis for the whole construction to supervise the work.

FOREVER ONE Yacht - His Bathroom

FOREVER ONE Yacht - His Bathroom

In what way is Forever One different from projects you have worked on in the past? Has the design challenged you creatively? How?

The layout of Forever one is a non conventional one and the challenge was to fit several features that make her unique. Some of the peculiarities are the Owner’s deck with a private balcony – accessible from his stateroom and from the exterior deck for serving- and a large aft deck terrace, a spacious beach club with large foldable stern and side platforms ideal for water toys and tenders docking give also facilitated access to the water by automatic and gentle-angled submerged stairs and a dining/relaxing salon located forward on the main deck.

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Guest cabin

Superyacht FOREVER ONE - Guest cabin

What were the three biggest challenges you encountered when coming up with the design? How did you overcome each of these?

The main challenge was to design a yacht for Owner’s that live on board several months of the year, what is totally atypical. To better understand their needs I visited the different places where they live and spend a few days with them discussing the project.

What are the high points of the project so far? Ie teamwork, achieving a certain stage in the process, breakthrough innovations in design/technology etc

The high point of the project is the involvement of the Owners in the project. They have spent so many seasons onboard their previous yachts that they know what they want and still more important what do not want.

FOREVER ONE superyacht - Guest cabin

FOREVER ONE superyacht - Guest cabin

How would you describe the yacht’s style? What makes her so different from other yachts?
How did the name “Forever One” come about? (is there a story behind it?)

The yacht exterior is modern with exterior lines that flow smoothly. Her combined reverse bow makes her unique and with a strong personality.

The Yacht’s name “Forever One” -as explained by the Owner- is dedicated to his wife: she is the one, forever….

BRIEF SPECIFICATIONS OF FOREVER ONE YACHT

MAIN DIMENSIONS
Length Overall 54.65 m (179’ 04”)
Length at Waterline 53.70 m (176’ 02”)
Breadth 11.10 m (36’ 05”)
Design Draft 3.00 m (09’10”)
Estimated Gross Tonnage 1050 tons
Full Load Displacement 850 tons

TANKS CAPACITY
Fuel Oil 100.000 lts. (26.417) gals
Fresh Water 20.000 lts. (5.280) gals
Grey Water 6.000 lts. (1.585) gals
Black Water 6.000 lts. (1.585) gals

MAIN ENGINES
Model 2 x Caterpillar 3512C Rating B
Power 2 x 1911 bhp (1425 kW) @ 1600 rpm

GENERATORS
Main Generators 2 x 150 kW Caterpillar
Emergency Generator 1 x 86 kW Caterpillar

SPEED
16 knots at max power and half load

RANGE
4200 nm at 12.0 knots

BUILDING MATERIAL
Hull High Strength Steel AH 36
Superstructure Aluminum Alloy AA5083

CLASSIFICATION
RINA C, HULL, MACH – Ych Unrestricted navigation AUT-UMS LY2 Compliance

EXTERIOR DESIGN
Horacio Bozzo

ENGINEERING
Axis Group Yacht Design/ISA

INTERIOR DESIGN
Studio Massari

BUILDER
ISA YACHTS

FOREVER ONE Yacht - General arrangement

FOREVER ONE Yacht - General arrangement

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by ISA.

Shangri-La Hotel & Resort announced as Official Sponsor of flagship yachting event SO! DALIAN

April 18, 2014

Shangri-la Hotel, Dalian and China Rendez-Vous are excited to announce their partnership for SO! Dalian – an inaugural yachting event, which is expected to host a total number of 75 luxury yachts, China‘s first Beach Polo tournament, as well as amazing Marine Challenge events. SO! Dalian will take place at Dalian’s East Port Marina, representing one of North China’s best yachting facilities, and will run from July 3 to 6, 2014.

So-Dalian

SO! DALIAN brings an exciting sports culture and marine lifestyle event to Dalian, China’s port city already world-renowned for the World Economic Forum that it has hosted every two years since 2007. The event will showcase China’s first ever 3 on 3 Beach Polo Tournament as well as an invitational Golf competition. Dalian is an ideal location for marine lifestyle and beach events as it is blessed with a stunning coastline and a vibrant local culture.

As the city of Dalian prepares to host the SO! DALIAN event, the first of its kind in the region, Mr. Dorian Rommel, General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Dalian shares his ideas on the sponsorship. “We are delighted to partner with the SO! DALIAN event and to work with China Rendez-Vous Ltd. this coming July, 2014. It is the first Beach Polo Competition to be held in China and an international top-notch event to be hosted in the beautiful coastal city of Dalian. The location couldn’t be better for its proximity to Beijing, Shenyang, Tianjin and Shanghai. All SO! DALIAN guests can expect the highest level of personalized service during their stay in our hotel and on site the event within our premises,” said Mr. Rommel.

According to a Dalian Statistics Bureau report on January 30, 2013, the city received close to 50 million tourists from home and abroad in 2012, increasing 13 percent from the previous year. This influx of visitors is expected to continue since the implementation of the visa-free policy, allowing travelers from 45 countries with a flight and visa to a third country the chance to enjoy a 72-hour visa-free stay in China.

Furthermore, as a major city and seaport on the southern tip of Liaoning peninsula, Dalian boasts multiple beaches and plays an important role in modern history which make it a popular destination among a diverse set of tourists and travelers.

Delphine Lignieres, Founder and CEO of China Rendez-Vous Ltd. explains: “Our event will attract a profile of major CEOs and influential decision makers from China and abroad to enjoy 4 days full of competition and excellence. We truly believe that SO! DALIAN will be the next not-to-be-missed networking business platform.” She added: “We are really proud to work hand in hand with one of the major hospitality groups in China in The Shangri-La Hotel and we trust that the partnership will be mutually beneficial.”

As official sponsor of SO! DALIAN, Shangri-La Dalian will welcome the VVIPs and offer its signature excellence in hospitality to all guests. The hotel will also build a terrace cafe to ensure views of the Beach Polo Tournament.

The most beautiful superyachts to be displayed at Antibes Yacht Show 2014

April 18, 2014

Set to open its doors next week, on Wednesday, April 23, this year’s Antibes Yacht Show will once again feature a wide range of beautiful superyachts, measuring from 20m up. The show will be hosted by Port Vauban, positioned in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Antibes in the South of France, which represents the center of the European yachting business, the homeport of plenty of luxury yachts and as such the best place for a yachting event.

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The most beautiful yachts on display at upcoming Antibes Yacht Show 2014:

M/Y ANEDIGMI

Originally launched by the respected Dutch shipyard Oceanco in 1993, the 49,5-metre superyacht ANEDIGMI (ex Altavida) was completely renewed and refitted in 2009. Her beautiful interiors by Delogu Architetti can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in 5 elegant cabins.

Superyacht Anedigmi (ex Altavida) - Image by Oceanco

Superyacht Anedigmi (ex Altavida) - Image by Oceanco

M/Y SWEET DOLL
Built by the premier Dutch manufacturer Heesen in 2003, the 47-metre luxury yacht SWEET DOLL underwent a major refit in 2007, which  included many improvements and modifications, such as the integration of a jacuzzi and sun beds at flybridge instead of the Helideck. Featuring naval architecture and design by Diaship Studio, she can easily sleep up to 12 guests and 9 crew members.

Luxury yacht Sweet Doll - Image by Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht Sweet Doll - Image by Heesen Yachts

M/Y PROJECT 12
Belonging to the Akhir range, the almost 47-metre superyacht PROJECT 12 is a superb high performance vessel, built by the well known Italian shipyard Cantieri di Pisa to a design by bespoke Carlo Galeazzi in 2012. Her lovely interiors by Mark Berryman offer comfortable accommodation to 14 guests in total.

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

S/Y MARI CHA III
Built by Sensation Yachts to a design by Philippe Briand and John Munford in 1997, the 45-metre sailing yacht MARI CHA III is a legendary performance ketch, boasting a beautiful traditionally styled interior with rich woodwork. Deluxe accommodation is provided to up to 8 guests in 4 magnificent and elegant cabins.

MARI CHA III - Sailing Up Wind

MARI CHA III - Sailing Up Wind

M/Y DEVOCEAN
A 37-metre Sunseeker launched in 2008, the 37-metre motor yacht DEVOCEAN (ex Tickled Pink) is a fun, dynamic and superb vessel, boasting a navy blue hull and an unmistakeable touch of fashion and style. Accommodation is offered to 10-11 guests in 5 beautifully appointed staterooms.

Yacht Devocean -  Main

Yacht Devocean - Main

M/Y MOLIVER
Sunseeker 105 luxury yacht MOLIVER is a sleek and sporty 2004 vessel, which effortlessly combines style and sophistication with power and performance. Her spacious interiors can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests in 4 generous cabins. Moreover, she provides an extensive array of water toys, to name but a few: two stand-up jet skis, one three-seater jet bike, a banana, ringo, waterskis, as well as wakeboard.

Yacht MOLIVER -  Cruising

Yacht MOLIVER - Cruising

M/Y AVELLA
Luxurious and comfortable superyacht AVELLA is a 33,5-metre Azimut 110 vessel, launched in 1991 and refitted in 2013. Providing elegant accommodation to up to 10 guests, she exudes comfort throughout, spaciousness and classic elegance.

Avella - Running profile

Avella - Running profile

M/Y ANTARAH
Launched by Fipa Group in 2011, the 27-metre motor yacht ANTARAH is a lovely Maiora 27 craft, boasting sporty yet simple and refined lines. Featuring a beautiful white hull which amplifies the feeling of luminosity and lightness, this striking vessel provides deluxe accommodation in 4 well appointed cabins.

Maiora 27 Superyacht Antarah

Maiora 27 Superyacht Antarah

To be held from April 23 to 26, the 2014 Antibes Yacht Show will host such outstanding luxury yacht builders as Azimut Benetti, Riva, Ferretti, Pershing, Drettmann Yachts and many others, as well as Refit companies, to name but a few: Heinen & Hopman, Cramm Yachting Systems, Radio Zeeland, Huisfit by Royal Huisman, Monaco Marine and Pendennis Shipyard.

Inaugural Taiwan International Boat Show: A three-day Promotional Event

April 18, 2014

Today, April 18, 2014, saw the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) launch a three day promotional event in downtown Kaohsiung, in order to welcome the arrival of Taiwan’s first-ever international boat show, coming to the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from May 8 to 11, and to underscore Taiwan’s boat show as the crowning event of six decades of industry in yacht making.

TIBS

Micro-booths beckon coming Taiwan Int’l Boat Show
With this pre-show outdoor promo campaign comes a flotilla of scale-model yachts that are being displayed at Hanshin Arena Shopping Plaza. This micro-fleet of 10 mini-yachts — by Horizon, Kha Shing, PRESIDENT, TAYANA, Johnson, Ting Hai, Corum and Shing Sheng Fa give a sneak peek of Taiwan’s world-renowned shipbuilding craftsmanship.

And with them comes ARITEX, Asia’s largest yacht part manufacturer who is throwing in the anchor to mark the launch of the Taiwan Int’l Boat Show, a milestone in the country’s yacht-building history.

Success of the May show is certain since it combines full support from central and local governments and the industry. It’s organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade and Kaohsiung City Government, implemented by TAITRA and held under the auspices of Taiwan Yacht Industry Association.

The show will undoubtedly enhance the global competitiveness of the Taiwanese yachting sector. Already May’s show has already won much enthusiasm and pre-registration from boat companies from home and abroad.

60 Luxury Yachts to display with Components in 8 Areas
Taiwan’s yachting industry holds global acclaim for its quality production that dates back six decades. The ShowBoats International’s report showed that Taiwan filled orders for large yachts (80-foot or longer) totaling 5,656 feet in length in 2014, making it the world’s 6th largest and Asia’s top yacht-manufacturing hub.

The first Taiwan International Boat Show brings together these strengths to further profile the island’s incredible output. Those visiting the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center this May will be treated to all ranges of large yachts and yacht-related products or services that are featured in the 27-meter-high, pillar-less South Hall and North Hall in conjunction with an on-the-water yacht exhibit at Wharf 22.

The show hosts 27 Taiwanese, Swedish and German shipbuilders who are displaying 60 luxury yachts, sailboats and power-driven vessels both indoors and at the pier. Meanwhile, 139 component and equipment suppliers from Taiwan, Australia, the U.S., New Zealand, UK, Italy, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia are going to turn the exhibition floors into a treasure trove of hardware, generators, engines, underwater propellers, navigational instruments, radar devices, radio systems among other electronics, interior remodeling or design solutions, ship furnishings, maintenance equipment/services and maritime recreation amenities.

Get your elite yacht, villa & Maserati!
Joining it is luxury residence provider GREATSUN Architecture Co. that offers the show’s one and only titanium sponsorship through a cross-industry partnership, targeting upscale consumers visiting this unprecedented event. And nearby further emphasizing the elegance of the yachting event is a Maserati sports car show presented by Modena Motori, the holder of this iconic Italian brand’s exclusive distribution rights in Taiwan.

Eye-Opening Seminars on Taiwan’s Maritime Heritage
Many in Taiwan will be astonished to learn of the country’s rich maritime heritage. Taiwan, a nation surrounded by water, shaped by maritime history, and boasts a wealth of maritime resources.

The Taiwan International Boat Show is aimed at inspiring a sea-oriented culture unique to the island. With an array of workshops and speeches held on its sidelines, the show aims at encouraging domestic makers to go global while offering visitors a fresh vision on “maritime culture.”

The show’s forums and many related events are tailored to different demographic groups, for both beginners and advanced yachting enthusiasts. For instance, the exciting Knowledge Box offers a rare peek into the maritime entertainment sector with expert guidance on recreational marine activities, yachts and sailboats.

Meanwhile the “Sailing Experience Sharing,” unfolds a workshop lead by Captains Nelson Liu, Ding Shawn Lin and Sylvia Utoto Tsui, among other prominent figures in Taiwan’s sailing sectors. They all share a rare passion for marine navigation. Boating industry experts will also address the county’s new yachting regulations and maritime entertainment with a focus on yacht marketing, regulations, safety, business practices and fishing-port empowerment.

Tickets for the Public Available via iBon Kiosks in Convenience Stores
The first Taiwan International Boat Show will be open to both industry insiders and the general public across Taiwan.

Participants from overseas and Taiwanese boating-related companies may register online to gain admission confirmation and get their own badges at the venue. The general public is advised to pre-order tickets through ibon kiosks at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores. In addition to the NT$250 early-bird offer valid from April 7 to 27, a special NT$300 pre-order price is available from April 28 to May 7. During the exhibition, tickets of NT$380 can be purchased at the door.

Vitters sailing yacht THALIA – the largest yacht to be displayed at Palma Superyacht Show

April 18, 2014

So far, a total number of 55 yachts have confirmed their participation in the 2nd edition of this year’s Palma Superyacht Show (PSS), running from April 30 to May 4. The majestic 48-metre Vitters sailing yacht THALIA is thus expected to be the largest luxury vessel on display during the event.

Luxury yacht THALIA 48.42mts Ketch is largest yacht at Palma sy Show

Luxury yacht THALIA by Vitters - a 48.42-metre Ketch to be the largest yacht at the 2014 Palma Superyacht Show

Organised by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA), in partnership with MYBA The Worldwide Yachting Association, a ‘late surge of interest’ from high quality yachts wishing to take part in the 2nd edition Palma Superyacht Show (PSS) has pushed the total number of confirmations to 55.

News that superyacht Thalia, the splendid 48.42mts ketch, built by Vitters in 1994, now takes over the role as ‘largest yacht’ in the Show, came as pleasant news to CNI Broker and President of BYBA, Arne Ploch, who said: “Out of 55 yachts on show, we have 29 sailing yachts, which is probably more sailing yachts above 24mts than at any other publicadmission show in the world. We have also been pleased to see the number of brokerage companies bringing yachts steadily increase from the original 6 BYBA members to 19 brokerage companies, with many from the UK and South of France.

“Ashore we have some 30 diverse companies exhibiting everything from yacht care and maintenance,onboard communications and medical services, through to yacht administration, yacht insurance and more.

“From the client side, we have seen positive feedback from direct mailings with many VIP ticket requests already in. Clearly, the attractiveness of the Palma Superyacht Show, combined with the prospect of a short-break visit to Palma over the 1st May public holiday weekend, is definitely working for many northern Europeans looking to make plans for the yachting season ahead.”

Substantiating growing confidence in the Show, Arne’s brother, Jens Ploch, who works with Pantaenius Insurance said: “As one of the few organizations specializing solely in yacht insurance, we sponsored the show passes last year and were more than pleased to take a more permanent stand presence this year!”

This year’s official Show charity will be Joves Navegants, a local sail training charity for underprivileged teenagers. Staff at Joves Navegants seek to integrate and motivate a wide group of young people, including those disabled, economically disadvantaged or socially challenged, through various sail training activities, team participation in regattas and marine environment awareness programmes.

Participants at the PSS Party on Saturday 3rd May are being asked to donate 10€ per wristband/ticket to the cause where 100% of the proceeds will be put to good use.

Be sure to visit the Palma Superyacht Show taking place between 30th April and 4th May and with opening times 11:00 to 20:00 Hours, with an extended ‘Sea Night’ planned for Friday 2nd, when the Show will remain open until 23:00 Hours.

Total exhibition area including PSS and Boat Show Palma key facts:

On-land exhibition: Covered surface area of 2,375 m² Open-air surface area 2,629 m²
Floating exhibition: 135 moorings from 8 to 24mts in length/60 available moorings for superyachts from 24 to 70mts/36,000 visitors at the 2013 Boat Show

Italy’s Marina di Loano inaugurates new Superyacht Area

April 18, 2014

Nestled in the fabulous Italy yacht charter destination – Liguria, Marina di Loano, owned by Gruppo Unipol, revealed a new Superyacht Area yesterday, on April 17, 2014, confirming its position as European and Mediterranean yachting hub. The Area has been built with cutting edge technology and can accommodate recreational vessels measuring from 55 to 77 metres (180-250ft). More than 100 guests participated in the inauguration, comprising local authorities, superyacht brokers, captains and owners from Italy and abroad, local entrepreneurs, as well as national and international media.

Marina in Loano - Italy - Superyacht Area

Marina in Loano - Italy - Superyacht Area

Gianluca Santi, President of Marina di Loano, said of the new development: “Through the new Superyacht Area, Marina di Loano consolidates its leadership position in the world of European and international yachting, becoming a benchmark in the large yacht segment. At the same time the Marina offers the whole territory of Western Liguria additional opportunities in terms of accommodation capacity ensuring a positive impact on local tourism”.

According to the latest figures released by Federagenti, the National Maritime Broker and Agent Federation in Italy, the global fleet of yachts over 30 metres (90 feet) will continue to grow steadily in the medium to long term (2015-2032). The figures also demonstrate that the Mediterranean is the destination of choice for 74% of recreational vessels operating in the international charter market and that Italy is the world leader in orders of pleasure craft (36%). In the report Federagenti also states that since 2012, new orders in shipyards that buildyachts of over 30 metres are on the rise having declined between 2009 and 2010.

Thanks to a new mooring plan, Marina di Loano boasts more than 800 berths reserved to vessels ranging between 6 and 25 metres and a total of 32 berths dedicated to recreational yachts measuring up to 77 metres (250 feet), of which seven are in the Superyacht Area.

Marina di Loano - New Superyacht Area

Marina di Loano - New Superyacht Area

“Our aim was to create a dedicated area on floating pontoons that on one hand would assure the strength and efficiency of a fixed pier and that on the other would offer the flexibility of a floating dock,” explained Marco Cornacchia, Director of Marina di Loano. “This was a challenge from a design point of view as we wanted to make sure that the walkways would aesthetically fit inwith the existing curving fixed pier: the floating quay is 122 metres long and 3,5 metres wide. Finally we had to take into account the significant size of the yachts we were going to be accommodating and the interaction with the three finger pontoons. These are up to 77 metres long and 2,8 metres wide and areanchored to a floating dock, which also has the function of service pier”.

Marina Di Loano inaugurates new Superyacht Area

Marina Di Loano inaugurates new Superyacht Area

The mooring system is anchored by 24 steel poles, 14 metres high and with a diameter of 810 mmthat have been driven into the harbour bed up to half their length. Two of the leading companies in the design and construction of this kind of complex structure took part in the project: Interprogetti, an Italian engineering company specialised in maritime and environmental work, and Bellingham Marine, an American company and global leader in building marinas, that specialises in the construction of floating docks.

Marina Di Loano unveils new Superyacht Area

Marina Di Loano unveils new Superyacht Area

All areas of operation and mooring have a five-metre (17ft) draft and every berth is equipped with IPS Service System columns that include drinking water and electrical power hook-up with free energy up to 400 amperes. Wi-Fi Internet, video surveillance and a fire alarm system are available in the entire area.

Marina di Loano also offers its guests a truly unique experience at the Yacht Club Marina di Loano, which includes nine suites, three meeting rooms, three lounge-bars, a restaurant and a solarium with an outdoor pool,which in the summertime is complemented by the Marina Beach on the east coast. The Amico Loano Shipyard as well as many opportunities that the area offers in terms of diving, tennis, golf clubs and cultural and gastronomic itineraries represent additional advantages for yachtsmen and women who choose to make Marina di Loano their home port.

Marina di Loano in numbers:

State land grant: 60 years
Total land grant area: 356,000 square metres
Total water surface area: 330,000 square metres

New Offshore 87′ Motor Yacht sold and nearing completion

April 18, 2014

The US shipyard, Offshore Yachts, has proudly announced that the all-new Offshore 87′ motor yacht has been successfully sold and is currently nearing completion at the factory. Although sold, superyacht Offshore 87′ will soon arrive in California’s Newport Beach, and will be available for inspection. Offshore 87′ has been introduced together with the Offshore 92′ yacht.

New Offshore 87' Yacht

New Offshore 87' Yacht

Offshore Yacht’s primary goals when designing these contemporary styled long range yachts were to meet the demands for maximum comfort and maximum safety. Thoughtfully designed from the keel up the Offshore 87′ and 92′ more than meet this criteria. These sleek new models are based on the Offshore’s well proven 21’6” beam hull which incorporates yard’s renowned deep Vee entry.

Whether underway or at anchor the 87′ & 92′ superyachts have an extremely soft, comfortable and easy motion. Innovations to their bottom design cause the yachts to run at a level attitude even at high speeds and give her enhanced directional stability in following and quartering seas. The 87′ & 92′s deep fine fore foot continues the Offshore maxim of “the softest ride on the water” by assuring a soft entry with no pounding even in large head seas.

92′ OFFSHORE
Her generous freeboard and flair coupled with her wide radiused chine accomplish the driest ride possible. As with all Offshores, the new 87′ and 92′ models’ center of gravity has been kept as low as practicable with fixed weights located at the center of buoyancy all of which add to their stability underway and at anchor.

New Offshore 92' Yacht

New Offshore 92' Yacht

The main deck is one level from bow to stern and is recessed between high bulwarks to achieve the ultimate safety at sea. Easy access boarding is achieved through port and starboard hull doors via the boarding ladder and by way of dual stairways at the large integrated swim platform. At the starboard side of the aft deck a molded curved stairway leads from the aft deck to the boat deck and Sky Lounge. Covered Joystick controls are located in the curved stairway. At the port side of the aft deck an enclosed stairway leads to the lazarette, crew quarters and spacious engine room all of which can also be accessed via a flush transom door. Seating and storage cabinets are located at the forward deck.

The spacious aft deck and wide aft side decks are fully covered providing maximum shade and weather protection. The 92′ Offshore yacht’s wide walk-around decks are indispensable for boarding, handling lines and provide safety at sea. Large low windows offer exceptional visibility from the Sky Lounge and from all the main deck accommodations.

The Offshore 87′ and 92′ feature a large sky lounge with excellent visibility from the helm station. Located port & starboard exterior of the Sky Lounge are Joystick control stations. These controls provide the best possible visibility when docking or picking up a mooring. Various arrangements are available in the Sky Lounge with a day head a standard feature. A very spacious boat deck aft of the Sky Lounge accommodates a number of comfortable seating and dining arrangements as well as space for a large dinghy and other water craft.

Mandatory requirements for the Sky Lounge were excellent visibility at the main helm station and easy access via interior and exterior stairways. Complete cross ventilation of the wheelhouse is accomplished with two overhead hatches and three exterior doors. The Sky Lounge side decks are covered by a full overhang of the roof providing shade and weather protection.

The 87-92′s engine room, which affords full headroom, is accessed from the crew/lazaret area and incorporates an overhead emergency hatch at the forward end of the engine room. The overhead and fore and aft bulkheads of the engine room use the latest in sound deadening insulation. Additionally the standard “Seatorque” shaft systems reduces engine vibration and noise as the engines float on soft engine mounts. Shaft turbulence and drag is reduced as the shafts are enclosed in an oil filled casing which also increases efficiency.

An advanced underwater exhaust system coupled to a muffled bypass system minimizes main engine exhaust noise. The standard twin 30 KW generators with sound shields are exhausted through gas/water separators creating noise free electrical generation.

An extremely strong FRP upper rub rail capped with solid stainless steel is complemented by additional heavy duty rub rails at deck level and water line level both of which are also capped with solid stainless steel.

The 87′ and 92′ standard specification list provides a complete turn-key yacht and is quite possibly the most extensive you will find in a yacht of her size. Equipment such as bow and stern thrusters, stabilizers, chilled water air-conditioning system, power steering, shore power voltage regulation transformers, Stidd chairs, and Maretron monitoring system are not only standard but of the highest quality obtainable. A close look at her specifications will show that only the highest quality materials have been chosen—from her high-tech construction materials to the high caliber of her extensive standard galley equipment.

Offshore’s new 87′ and 92′ yachts are truly innovative cruising vessels offering the very best in design, comfort, and standard equipment. Combined with Offshore Yacht’s long established reputation for quality and resale value these new models will not only prove to be a joy to own and cruise but will also prove to be a wise investment.

Video: Princess Yachts South China at 2014 China Rendez-Vous

April 18, 2014

The prominent British shipyard, Princess Yachts, has released a video from the 2014 China Rendez-Vous. Three luxury vessels made their debut in China during the event: superyacht Princess 32M, luxury yacht Princess 98, as well as motor yacht Princess 82. Below is a video showing Princess Yachts South China at the recently concluded China Rendez-Vous:

This year’s China Rendez-Vous the best ever for Princess Yachts

April 18, 2014

An amazing Princess display of luxury vessels, comprising three premieres, helped make this year’s China Rendez-Vous the best yet. Superyacht Princess 32M, luxury yacht Princess 98, as well as motor yacht Princess 82, all made their premiere in China, giving visitors the ultimate experience in British boating heritage and designer luxury.

Princess Yachts at the 2014 China Rendez-Vous

Princess Yachts at the 2014 China Rendez-Vous

The powerful trio came complete with designer interiors from Fendi Casa and Missoni Home. The 32M and the 98 Motor Yacht were styled with signature Fendi interiors. Luxury superyacht Princess 32M featured hand-stitched Selleria upholstery and bespoke furniture including an extra-long Fendi dining table in Macassar Ebony. The 98 Motor Yacht was adorned with the design house’s signature Albert sofa and Fendi Casa carpets throughout the lower deck.

The elegant Princess 82 yacht was shown with a custom Missoni interior. All three yachts were given an extra layer of design flair with iconic Louis Vuitton vintage luggage being showcased on board.

Princess Yachts in Hainan, China

Princess Yachts in Hainan, China

For the opening day of the show, Princess Yachts South China held a launch party with Executive Chairman Eddie Law and Will Green, Princess Yachts International’s Sales Director officially unveiling the yachts to the Chinese press.

The Princess Yachts South China team welcomed clients throughout the show and the three yacht line-up proved to be a show-stopper. The 32M, 98 and 82 yachts will now continue on their tour of Asia moving on to Hong Kong, Macau and Nansha.

Below is a choice of the spectacular charter yachts built by Princess.

Sunreef Yachts’ 210 POWER TRIMARAN superyacht special feature video

April 17, 2014

Sunreef Yachts is proud to present its 210 POWER TRIMARAN Yacht in a special feature video. Potential clients from the Middle East have been  highly impressed by the futuristic and ultra-modern superyacht 210 POWER TRIMARAN by Sunreef presented in the video below:

After four exclusive presentations in Riyadh, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai where the concept of this revolutionary model was presented, Sunreef Yachts was determined to premiere this unique movie to the whole WORLD and simultaneously showcase a project which may forever change the industry of catamarans and superyachts.

After the launching of this concept nothing will ever be the same… The project has been prepared upon the request of a potential client who was looking for an extraordinary multihull. With a length of 210 feet and interior space maximized throughout the entire three hulls, the company reached a remarkable living space equaling 950 m2, making the 210 POWER TRIMARAN superyacht the biggest vessel of this type on the market. Operated by 12 crew members, the yacht will comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in comfort and privacy. Sunreef Yachts’ in-house design office took another step forward and showed once again that it is the undisputed leader in the production of catamarans and superyachts.