New 74 metre Yacht CLOUD 9 Launched by CRN

January 21, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

The 74 metre superyacht CLOUD 9 has been launched by CRN in Ancona Italy on 21 January 2017. The custom motor yacht’s launch was on schedule and has already received great acclaim both at the launch and in the news.

Yacht CLOUD 9 Launch Video

CLOUD 9 is the result of a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. According to CRN the yacht is “a spectacular and powerful combination of engineering expertise and ground-breaking design, CLOUD 9 is a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. CLOUD 9’s clean lines are enhanced by subtle superstructural design details and the elegant aesthetics of all her guest areas, resulting in a superyacht of world-class calibre.”

Images of the Yacht:

74m CLOUD 9 at her launch by CRN

74m CLOUD 9 at her launch by CRN

74m superyacht cloud 9 launched by CRN

74m superyacht cloud 9 launched by CRN

Burgess Technical Services were appointed the yacht owner’s representatives on CLOUD 9 and have played a key role from the early stages of the yacht’s design and build.

Key Cloud 9 Specifications Features:

– A beam of 13.50 metres
– five expansive decks plus a sub deck,
– comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests
– has a master suite and five guest cabins,
– additional 34 crew members accommodation plus two staff cabins.
– The boat is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines,
– The engines deliver a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Official PR by CRN:

“A spectacular and powerful combination of engineering expertise and ground-breaking design, CLOUD 9 is a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. Commissioned by an experienced superyacht owner, the vessel will be delivered in April 2017.

The technical aspects of the project were developed by the CRN engineering team working in partnership with exterior designers Zuccon International Project, while Winch Design was appointed to create the exterior guest areas, livery, interior decoration and owner’s supply, resulting in excess of over 1,000sq metres of design elements being created across all decks.
Alberto Galassi, CRN’s Chairman and CEO of the Ferretti Group, said: “We are really thrilled to have been involved in the construction of this extraordinary yacht which was a new and exciting challenge for CRN. This incredible 74 metre vessel will reinforce CRN’s expertise and varied range in working with a completely new concept to fulfil an owner’s vision. The result is a cutting-edge yacht that perfectly combines state-of-the-art technology, astonishing design and the best CRN features.”

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Zuccon,” commented Andrew Winch of Winch Design. “I have always admired Mr Zuccon’s exterior designs and to partner with him and CRN for this project has been very exciting. We have previously designed a 60 metre motor yacht for these clients with whom I have a very close friendship which makes this project particularly enjoyable. It is a pleasure to work with them again and I am appreciative of their trust and confidence.”

The design vision of CLOUD 9 demonstrates an optimised balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort along with a free flowing layout for a relaxed indoor-outdoor living environment. Distinctive open-air areas such as the private deck forward of the master suite and the large beach club with extended platform at sea level have been conceived to offer maximum scope for alfresco enjoyment. Burgess Technical Services were appointed owner’s representatives on CLOUD 9 and have played a key role from the early stages, beginning with developing and agreeing the technical specification with the owner and CRN, and extending through the build to responsibility for technical review and acceptance, project management, on-site supervision and coordination of consultants (paint, interior installation, AVIT).

The benchmark for quality has been set high on CLOUD 9. “Not only in terms of immediate appearance to her owners and guests,” explains Ed Beckett, Naval Architect with Burgess Technical Services, “but also from the perspective of seakeeping and comfort, the arrangement of engineering systems, the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail throughout whether visible or invisible.”

“The clients’ knowledge, along with that of Captain Colin Boyle’s, has been exceptional throughout the design process,” remarks Andrew Winch. “Burgess brought a wealth of technological capability and understanding, resulting in a yacht that is not only beautifully designed, but also exceptionally well built for purpose.”

CLOUD 9’s clean lines are enhanced by subtle superstructural design details and the elegant aesthetics of all her guest areas, resulting in a superyacht of world-class calibre. With a beam of 13.50 metres and five expansive decks plus a sub deck, the yacht comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, VIP suite and six guest cabins, in addition to 22 crew members in 13 cabins plus berths for four staff in two cabins. The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. “

Opulent motor yacht Insignia open for Eastern Mediterranean charter

January 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

56m/183ft luxury yacht INSIGNIA (ex.HANSE) is available for Eastern Mediterranean charter. Built by Elsflether Werft & Co KG in 1979 and last refitted in 2007 with Luiz De Basto Designs responsible for her interior and exterior styling, this classic proves as enticing as any modern superyacht, and just as capable and efficient.

Motor yacht INSIGNIA

Motor yacht INSIGNIA

The extensive and characteristic main salon will leave a lasting impression on luxury yacht charter guests: mirrored ceilings add the illusory depth and the spiral staircase that separates the formal dining area from the lounge is a dramatic addition to already atmospheric surroundings.

There is a large screen plasma TV and a comprehensive library for books, music and DVDs that will entertain guests during transit and languid evenings when serenity is savoured after a bustling day.

Classic yacht INSIGNIA - Main salon

Classic yacht INSIGNIA – Main salon

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA - Formal dining

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA – Formal dining

When guests want to divide into smaller groups, the sky lounge is the ideal indoor retreat with its seating arrangement designed for social interaction. The furniture can be easily changed around so that everyone can enjoy the home cinema system with overhead projector and surround sound.

Motor yacht INSIGNIA - Skylounge

Motor yacht INSIGNIA – Skylounge

While the interior design nods to her past with muted colours and opulent décor, the exterior decking and furnishings follow 21st Century trends by implementing bold accents against the pale teak floor.

Motor yacht INSIGNIA - Sundeck seating

Motor yacht INSIGNIA – Sundeck seating

With the two tenders housed on the main deck aft, the upper deck hosts the alfresco dining with seating for up to 14 guests. The adjacent wet bar will have the perfect complement to the evening meal, or quench thirst while lounging on the seating in the brilliant Grecian sunlight.

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA - Upper deck

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA – Upper deck

The sky deck offers the best views of anywhere on the yacht, and for this reason alone the Jacuzzi is worth a visit, with uninterrupted views of Eastern Mediterranean destinations such as Hvar in Croatia or Marmaris in Turkey. Take an afternoon nap on the sun pads or sun loungers and recharge for a night in the bustling port towns, where the restaurants, clubs and casinos will make your charter truly unique.

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA - Jacuzzi and sunpads

Luxury yacht INSIGNIA – Jacuzzi and sunpads

Gym equipment can also be located on the skydeck and guests can follow up a work routine with time spent in the sauna.

The choice selection of water toys will entertain for hours and create the opportunity to explore the Mediterranean coast in closer detail. The toy chest contains:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x jet-skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • water skis, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

No guest goes unspoiled aboard this beautiful superyacht: each of the 7 guest cabins (4 double cabins and 3 twin cabins) has en-suite facilities and the soft beds and lavish wood panel surroundings make for a cosy retreat every night.

Classic yacht INSIGNIA - Master suite

Classic yacht INSIGNIA – Master suite

Superyacht INSIGNIA is available for charter in the East Mediterranean from €179,000 per week plus expenses. For more information on availability and facilities, contact CharterWorld.

Striking New 56m TURQUOISE EXPEDITION YACHT under construction

January 20, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Designed by André Hoek and under construction at the Turkish shipyard Turquoise Yachts, this new 56-metre explorer yacht is to set new standards in the world of exploration vessels, combining 21st-century technology with the nostalgic looks of a classic steamship. Using CFD software, Hoek Design created beautiful interiors and elegant exterior styling, making the 56m Turquoise a truly unique and exceptional expedition superyacht.

Turquoise Yachts 56m Explorer Superyacht

Turquoise Yachts 56m Explorer Superyacht

Able to cruise around the Polar Regions as well as the Northwest Passage, she was built to ice- class, with outstanding sea keeping characteristics, powered by IMO Tier III diesel electric propulsion.

Plenty of storage has been designed under-deck and will host to larger tenders, innovative sitcom equipment in the domes that are integrated within the composite funnel, as well as a spacious boarding platform built into the hull structure with retractable stairs for comfortable boarding.

The interior boasts classic feature with details in teak, with styling by Hoek in collaboration with Vickers Studio for the interior decor. The interiors are designed to be homely and welcoming, combined with spacious open exterior decks for relaxation and socialising. Master Yachts Consultancy represent the owner and are managing the project. Delivery of the 56m Turquoise yacht is due in February 2019.

Motor yacht Burkut available for Bahamas and Caribbean charter

January 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Baglietto’s 54m/177ft luxury yacht BURKUT (ex.BARAKA, BERKUT) is available for charter at destinations throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean with immediate availability.

Motor Yacht BURKUT

Motor Yacht BURKUT

Discover the beauty of Pink Sands Beach on Harbour Island or spectate at the St Martin Heineken Regatta from March 2nd – 5th aboard a charter yacht built for adventure.

The main salon is light and airy with bold paintings and dark wood furnishings to create a welcoming atmosphere. The seating is arranged close to the large windows for plenty of natural light where it is needed, and lamps beside the sofas and armchairs give additional light to late-night readers. A widescreen TV over in the formal dining area.

Luxury yacht BURKUT - Main salon

Luxury yacht BURKUT – Main salon

Alfresco dining and the outdoor sitting area are located together on the shaded upper deck, where guests can enjoy the best weather the Caribbean and Bahamas have to offer without enduring the glare of the sun.

Motor yacht BURKUT - Aft deck lounging area

Motor yacht BURKUT – Aft deck lounging area

The sundeck is bursting with facilities, including a gym and health spa where guests can unwind in the massage room, sauna or steam room. The outdoor Jacuzzi will keep guests cool in the gloriously hot weather and its location on the sundeck provides the best views anywhere on superyacht BERKUT. Ease of access is provided by a lift (elevator) which services the lower deck through to the sundeck.

Her accommodation layout consists of 1 Master suite, 4 double cabins and 1 twin cabin for a maximum of 12 guests. An experienced crew of 13 will ensure that you and your guests have a funs and relaxing time throughout your charter.

Superyacht BURKUT - Master suite

Superyacht BURKUT – Master suite

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, you can make a magical location even more memorable by learning a new skill there and there is a choice selection of water toys available during your charter.

Pink sands beach on Harbour Island

Pink sands beach on Harbour Island, Bahamas

Motor yacht BURKUT has availability in the Bahamas and the Caribbean this winter from $200,000 USD per week plus expenses, and in the Mediterranean this summer from €245,000 per week plus expenses. For more information on her availability, location and facilities, contact CharterWorld today.

Futuristic Yacht Tender Concept by Kurt Strand

January 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Kurt Strand, the master of “futuristic boat design” created a new yacht tender concept. The concept named the Strand Craft 40′ JLS has a futuristic look and features the Jet Lift System. It is full hovering by 12 vertical and tilt able water turbines, with steerable nozzles, which provides a great advantage to be able to land or take off from any platform or beach.

Kurt Strand

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40’JLS

Another outstanding characteristic of the tender is superb manoeuvrability. A shock absorbing effect is ensured by 12 water jet streams, while air conditioning throughout makes cruising especially comfortable.

Kurt Strand - Strand Craft 40'JLS

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40’JLS

Kurt Strand - Strand Craft 40' JLS

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40′ JLS

This tender provides 10 comfortable seats for the guests in the guest area, plus an additional space for 2 crew members in the cockpit. Powered by 2 Mercury 1550Hp + 2 600Hp engines, the tender can reach a top speed of 60kn.

47m Yacht Revolution: a Project by Jongert and Vripack

January 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 47m yacht Revolution is a joint project of the Dutch shipyard Jongert and Vripack Design studio. The superyacht boasts some impressive characteristics, especially for her size range – under 500GT. Marnix J. Hoekstra, one of the creative directors at Vripack said that this yacht would have a superb sea-going capability. She would be very reliable and comfortable for long distance cruising.

Princess K

Superyacht Revolution by Jongert and Vripack Design

While the exterior design has got a masculine styling, her interior design is very smooth. Revolution features 7 staterooms to be able to accommodate a total of 14 guests. There is also accomodation for crew members in 6 comfortable rooms.

Superyacht Revolution

Superyacht Revolution

According to the latest standards in the luxury yachting, Revolution features a huge swimming pool with separate Jacuzzi, a large gym and a sports bar. Interior deco was developed to meet the preferences of the sportive adventurous owner, as well as his family.

Superyacht Revolution

Superyacht Revolution

 

Exceptional charter yacht Starfire is ready for the Caribbean

January 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Prepare for a Caribbean charter adventure this winter aboard 54m/178ft luxury yacht STARFIRE (ex.AMBROSIA), a masterpiece from Benetti. Built in 1998 and refitted in 2012 with a new interior from Zuretti and exterior styling by Stefano Natucci, this superyacht is an example of how perfect a charter can be when luscious surroundings are attended by an experienced crew.

Superyacht STARFIRE

Superyacht STARFIRE

The Art Deco interior is sophisticated and stylish, turning the main salon into a focal point for conversation and entertainment for all the family. The round dining table is perfect for intimate conversation between all guests, or choose to dine alfresco in the bridge deck, sheltered from the beating midday sun and any strong gusts.

Yacht STARFIRE -  Main Salon

Yacht STARFIRE - Main Salon

The bridge deck contains another large outdoor seating area and its comfortable furnishings make an ideal spot to begin the day with breakfast together as you watch the sunrise. As the night wears on, younger members of the party may want to watch a film together while the conversation continues elsewhere and the skylounge provides a perfect alternative venue.

Yacht STARFIRE -  Bridge Deck Dining

Yacht STARFIRE - Bridge Deck Dining

Yacht STARFIRE -  Skylounge

Yacht STARFIRE - Skylounge

With so much on offer on the beautiful teak sundeck, guests will find it difficult to tear themselves away! From the indoor sauna and massage room to the exterior dining area and lounge with bar, Jacuzzi and open air cinema, everyone will feel replenished and ready for another day of discovery.

Yacht STARFIRE -  Master Cabin

Yacht STARFIRE - Master Cabin

The toy chest has an impressive selection for exploration through the mangroves and lagoons of your destination, with 2 1-seater kayaks, 2 2-seater kayaks, 2 Seabobs, 2 waverunners, jet-skis, water skis, a kneeboard, towable and inflatable toys (including a trampoline), and snorkelling and fishing equipment.

The accommodation is suited to 12 guests across 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with Pullman beds available. The professional and experienced 12 person crew is ready to turn your charter into a dream vacation, wherever you charter.

Yacht STARFIRE -  Foredeck Seating

Yacht STARFIRE - Foredeck Seating

Motor yacht STARFIRE will be attending Yachts Miami Beach on the 16th-20th of February, so book ahead to avoid disappointment. She is available in the Caribbean during winter from $248,000 USD (€235,500 approx.) per week plus expenses and in the Mediterranean during the summer from $288,000 USD (€273,500 approx.) per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to find out more.

Yacht STARFIRE -  Cinema on Sundeck

Yacht STARFIRE - Cinema on Sundeck

Top 10 Sailing Yachts You Really Should Know About

January 20, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

A sailing yacht charter offers the ultimate luxurious holiday experience. Not only will you be able to enjoy an exceptional level of freedom and privacy on the water, there are always plenty of things for everyone to do. From sports activities to dining on deck, there’s also the opportunity to explore remote and hidden destinations. A dedicated captain and crew will take care of your every whim helping to make your sailing yacht vacation one to remember. If you’re thinking about arranging a wonderful sailing yacht holiday, here’s an inspiration for you: a list of the top ten sailing yachts…

1. Maltese Falcon

Considered by many enthusiasts to be the finest sailing yacht ever built, the Maltese Falcon is a huge luxury sailing yacht. It’s a gigantic 88 metres long and as tall as the tablet in the arm of the Statue of Liberty. What’s more the vessel has revolutionary sails that disappear into self-standing carbon-fibre masts that rotate themselves. Owned by Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Perkins, this 12-berth beauty is fully stocked with every luxury imaginable.

Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon

2. Parsifal III

One of the most stylish of sailing yachts, this clean-lined 54-metre Perini Navi ketch is owned by the Danish coffee millionaire, Kim Vibe-Petersen. Vibe-Petersen’s USP (unique selling point) is her Remi Tessier-designed interior, streamlined and minimalistic. What’s rare about this particular sailing yacht is the space it has for sunbathing. There are endless pale decks and plenty of areas for privacy. Built for speed as well as style, the masts of Parsifal III hold 2,800 square metres of sail which can whiz the boat to speeds of 12.5 knots.

Parsifal III

Parsifal III

3. Hamilton II

Hamilton II is one of the nicest, sleekest sailing yachts on the market today. It’s more of a minimalistic boutique hotel than a boat, featuring acres of pale wood finishes and beautifully streamlined simple furnishings. The Hamilton II’s primary advantage over other models is its lifting keel that allows it to go into shallow waters. Onboard there’s also a good selection of kayaks, skis, wave boards and fishing equipment. Perfect for small groups (it sleeps eight, with a crew of six).

Hamilton II

Hamilton II

4. M5 (formerly Mirabella V)

It’s hard to find words to describe this enormous Ron Holland designed 75m (245 ft) super maxi. The M5 sported the world’s largest sloop rig with the master head more than 100 metres above the keel, when she was first launched as Mirabella V in 2004. Recently and extensively refitted by Port Pendennis in Falmouth, UK, she retains her status as the world’s largest sloop. There’s no doubt about it the M5 is once again one of the world’s top sailing yachts, impressive in every respect.

MIRABELLA M5

MIRABELLA M5

5. EOS

Launched in 2006 the incredible sailing superyacht measures 93 metres. This vessel is one of the largest private sailing yachts. This 3-masted Bermuda shooner was originally built for the American movie and media billionaire Barry Diller. Her exterior styling is by Langan Desing Associates and naval architecture is by Lurssen. EOS can accommodate 16 guests on board, assisted by a crew of 21. There were a lot of debates whether she was the largest sailing yacht in the world, with many comparing her to Maltese Falcon.

Superyacht EOS

Superyacht EOS

6. Mondango

The 52m (170 ft) ketch Mondango was designed by Ed Dubious for extensive blue-water cruising. The brief was to combine comfort with style and speed. Unlike many superyachts, she is a serious sailing vessel, a large craft that doesn’t compromise on accommodation, one which offers sheer luxury. It’s hard to get a sense of the scale of this boat specifically, but she is fitted with a 120 hp bowthruster and topping up the fuel tanks can cost in the region of £30,000 upwards.

Mondango

Mondango

7. Tamsen

This 52M (170’7″) sailing yacht was built in 2007 in Italy and then launched by Perini Navi in 2007. Perini Navi is behind her naval architecture and also produced the interior design. The cabins accommodate a maximum of 12 guests sleeping aboard and around 5 crew run the boat. Tamsen won the sailboat awards in 2008 for sailing yachts over 45 meters so this lady is all class.

Tamsen

Tamsen

8. Aquijo

Aquijo was a project of the two yacht specialist, Oceanco and Vitters. The 85.9m/281’9″ yacht is described as a high-performance sailing superyacht. When she was launched in 2015 in the Netherlands, she became the third largest sailing yacht. Aquijo features a custom steering system and a high volume superstructure. Her exterior is Bill Tripp, while her interior design is by Dolker + Voges.

S/Y Aquijo

S/Y Aquijo

9. Swan 80S

Nautor’s Yard located in Northern Finland, almost within the Arctic Circle, produces the iconic Swan range, regarded by many as the world’s top quality production sailing yachts. The Swan 80S latest design is a mini-cruiser. A clean deck layout contributes to a minimalistic on-deck style incorporating a sleek deck saloon and Park Avenue boom. Below deck there are five cabins including superb owner’s accommodation and a crew cabin.

The 25m sailing yacht Swan 80-680

The 25m sailing yacht Swan 80-680

10. Vertigo

Alloy Yachts have succeeded in the challenge of designing a yacht which is very large, sleek and sensitive to sail. The Vertigo combines luxury and adventure. Her powerful sail plan, modern lines and an almost vertical bow allows the vessel to travel at speeds of up to 20 knots. Even at this speed she will maintain the comfort of any first class hotel. The world renowned designer, Christian Liaigre has created a breathtaking interior which is sophisticated, calming and quite unexpected.

Vertigo superyacht. Photo credit Tomislav Mavrovic

Vertigo superyacht. Photo credit Tomislav Mavrovic

Striking superyacht Gladius available for immediate Caribbean charter

January 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

39m/126ft luxury yacht GLADIUS from Cantieri di Pisa is currently available for charter at Caribbean destinations including the Grenadines and Windward Islands.

Motor yacht GLADIUS

Motor yacht GLADIUS

Built in 2007 and refitted only last year, the silhouette of this motor yacht will be recognisable against any Caribbean sunset. Her angled bow was engineered by Cantieri di Pisa who were also responsible for her exterior styling which is beautifully fresh and modern.

MY GLADIUS - Alfresco dining

MY GLADIUS - Alfresco dining

Guests will feel right at home in the main salon by Carlo Paladini, which creates and inviting atmosphere with soft carpets, reclining armchairs and muted lighting strategically placed to maximise illumination over the sofas and dining area.

MY GLADIUS - Salon

MY GLADIUS - Salon

The formal dining table will prove an excellent place for guests to get together and share their experiences of the islands and wildlife they encounter on their journey, and the fully stocked wet bar will have something new and different for intrepid guests to sample.

MY GLADIUS - Dining

MY GLADIUS - Dining

The aft deck dining offers a quiet space to start the day, while the cosy sundeck is fully prepared for evening entertainment with another dining area, a bar, a Jacuzzi and shaded seating under the canvas awnings.

MY GLADIUS - Sundeck

MY GLADIUS - Sundeck

MY GLADIUS - Sundeck view

MY GLADIUS - Sundeck view

Guests will be impressed with her expansive toy chest, which includes:

  • 2 x waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 4 x sea scooters
  • 1 x Seabob
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Fishing equipment, and
  • Inflatable and towable toys

Her layout is designed to accommodate 10 guests over 5 cabins, which include 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins with Pullman bunks. A crew of 7 will entertain and ensure that no charter guest is left wanting for anything during the journey.

MY GLADIUS - Master cabin

MY GLADIUS - Master cabin

Superyacht GLADIUS is currently available in the Caribbean from $85,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information on her on board amenities and future destinations, contact CharterWorld.

25th Dubai International Boat Show: 28th Feb – 4th March

January 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 25th Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is due to take place on the 28th of February at the Dubai International Marine Club in Dubai Harbour. One of the largest luxury yacht and marine product exhibitions in the world, DIBS has grown in scale year on year and this anniversary edition will no doubt be a marked occasion not to be missed amongst luxury lifestyle enthusiasts.

Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai International Boat Show

As a top tier luxury yachting event, yacht builders and designers worldwide will be present to showcase the latest design innovations and fashion trends. The five-day event will cover all aspects of yachting lifestyle products, including:

  • 24m+ yachts
  • Leisure boats, motor boats and tenders
  • Luxury and marine-related services
  • On board equipment and supplies
  • Fishing equipment and supplies
  • Sailing and water sports
  • Diving equipment and supplies, and
  • Retail outlets for supercars and food will also be available on-site.

A new wave of local luxury yacht owners is expected to spring from this event, which coincides with news of large-scale developments along the Dubai waterfront, amongst which are plans to create the largest marina in the Middle East and build a waterway through the city.

Dubai Harbour

Dubai Harbour

Other developments in the 20 million square foot Dubai Harbour Project include the 135 metre high ‘Dubai Lighthouse’ tower that will contain a luxury hotel and observation deck, a 150,000 sq ft cruise liner terminal that can manage 6,000 passengers at a time, a yacht club, shopping centre, hotels and residences. The current Dubai International Marine Club will receive a new monorail and road networks to link it to Skydive Dubai and Logo Island as well. This ambitious project is expected to take four years to complete from its commencement and will cement Dubai’s reputation as a global tourist destination and further boost its regional popularity.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre said: “The Dubai International Boat Show has always catered to the needs of the boating community and has grown over the past 25 years to accommodate the expanding marine industry. Developments such as the Dubai Canal Extension and the recent announcement of the Dubai Harbour project, featuring exclusive berthing facilities for super yachts up to 85m long, will continue to have a tremendous impact on both the show and the emirate’s reputation as a globally recognised marine hub.”