Highly Successful Quaynote Superyacht Conferences 2015

May 22, 2015

The first edition of the Quaynote Superyacht Conferences 2015 has been a huge success. Taken place from April 30 to May 1 in Palma, alongside the 2015 Palma Superyacht Show, the two-day conference program for superyacht professionals was attended by around 200 delegates.

Quaynote Superyacht Conferences 2015 Delegates

Quaynote Superyacht Conferences 2015 Delegates

Antonio Deudero, Director General of Balearic Ports and Airports, delivered a welcome speech to around 100 delegates from the international Superyacht industry. During his speech, he stressed the importance of the superyacht sector to the region’s economy, and confirmed his government’s commitment to continue supporting the nautical leisure sector and the infrastructure that supports it.

As an example of the recent growth in The Balearics, partly due to the relaxation of the previously punitive matriculation tax on charter yachts, Deudero mentioned that superyacht charter bookings had increased by 52% during the last four years, and that 2000 additional jobs had been created in the local refit as well as repair yards since 2008.

Rob Papworth, the Superyacht Refit Group chairman of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), was also one of the key speakers during the event. Rob stated that the overall objective of his working group’s activities was to “bring certainty to refits,” and pointed to figures from his association’s recently completed survey which showed that 853 Superyachts (over 24 metres) were refitted around the world in 2014, constituting approximately 20% of the global fleet.

Cocktail Party at Port Adriano Superyacht Marina

Cocktail Party at Port Adriano Superyacht Marina

At the end of Day 1, the delegates and participants could enjoy the lovely roof terrace of the Melia Palace Atenea Hotel during a cocktail party, sponsored by the paint company Jotun Iberica.

Day 2 switched to the ‘Future for Captains and Crew‘, with a good number of knowledgeable speakers and panelists covering development of careers in yachting, and regulatory, licensing and compliance issues for the operation of Superyachts. The day finished with Round-Table sessions including: MLC in relation to superyachts, The changes in matriculation tax and the impact of Spanish Chartering, Onboard training, What steps do captains and crew need to take to ensure yacht security? And how to network for career success.

In the early evening, courtesy of the management of Port Adriano Superyacht Marina, delegates were transported to El Toro for a fabulous cocktail party and a look around the Philippe Starck-designed facilities. Subsequently, on Saturday, May 2, a group of delegates enjoyed an organised day at the Son Gual Golf Course.

Speaking for Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia who jointly organised the conferences and the golf day, Peter Franklin of YachtMedia said:Based on the excellent feedback we have received from delegates and sponsors, we have already decided to run a second edition alongside next year’s 2016 Palma Superyacht Show, and will be announcing the actual dates very soon!”

Sleek and gorgeous Hatteras 70 Yacht

May 22, 2015

Sleek and gorgeous Hatteras 70 yacht represents the latest addition to the fleet of luxury yachts unveiled by the US shipyard, Hatteras Yachts. The light and airy interiors of the lovely motor yacht Hatteras 70 provide comfortable accommodation to 8 guests in 4 magnificent staterooms, all positioned on the lower deck. In addition, there is a generous, open, Mediterranean-style flybridge, with multiple seating and sunning spaces. The video below shows, made by ‘perfect’, shows this latest Hatteras beauty.

More charter yachts by Hatteras.

Balk Shipyard to re-launch beautiful 44m Charter Yacht SEVEN SINS this weekend

May 22, 2015

The beautiful charter yacht SEVEN SINS is ready to be re-launched, as shows the photo below, released by Balk Shipyard. Available for superyacht charter in the popular Mediterranean and the fabulous Caribbean, luxury motor yacht SEVEN SINS has undergone a major refit, during which her bow was lengthened, adding a total of 2,3 meters to the vessel, making its total length of 43,60 meters.

43,60m charter yacht SEVEN SINS to be re-launched soon - Photo by Balk Shipyard

43,60m charter yacht SEVEN SINS to be re-launched soon – Photo by Balk Shipyard

Originally built to ABS & MCA standards by Heesen Yachts in 2005, superyacht SEVEN SINS is a superb tri-level, full-displacement steel hull vessel with an aluminum superstructure, magnificently designed by Omega Architects. She offers deluxe accommodation to up to 10 charter guests in 5 lavish cabins. Moreover, the vessel boasts generous deck areas, a spa pool spa, an aft water toys garage, as well as sauna.

Luxury Yacht 'Seven Sins'

Year:2005 (Refit 2008/2012/2014)  L.O.A.:135.5Ft (41.3m)  Beam:26.2Ft 
Max Speed:TBA  Cruise Speed:TBA  Engines:2xCat3412E 
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:

Launch of second Classic 160 superyacht at Bilgin Yachts

May 22, 2015

May 4, 2015, saw the Turkish shipyard, Bilgin Yachts, launch the second Classic 160 superyacht. The all-new Classic 160 motor yacht Hull no. 2 is a sister ship to the beautiful 2012 M&M yacht, capturing the feel of the bygone golden yachting era, with her fully classical interpretation of traditional yachts.

Bilgin Classic 160' motor yacht M&M

A sister ship to second Bilgin Classic 160 yacht – Luxury motor yacht M&M

Built to RINA standards, the majestic Classic 160 yacht can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 elegant cabins, including a master stateroom, a VIP cabin, a double cabin as well as three twin cabins. There is also accommodation for a crew of 7 members.

Additional charter yachts by Bilgin.

New 63m Motor Yacht ROMANTIC (FB265) by Benetti

May 22, 2015

The all-new 63-metre Benetti motor yacht ROMANTIC (FB265) can be seen in the photos and a short video below, made by Roberto Malfatti today, on May 22, 2015. Designed by the yard’s in-house team, luxury mega yacht ROMANTIC is currently dry-docked at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy.

Spanning over four generous decks, the Lloyd’s registered superyacht ROMANTIC is similar to motor yacht Nataly (FB252), with the addition of another deck. Made of steel and aluminium, she is fitted with twin Caterpillar engines, and is expected to reach a top speed of 16,5 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots.

FB265 superyacht Romantic at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB265 superyacht Romantic at the Benetti shipyard in Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht Romantic - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht Romantic – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Romantic Yacht - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Romantic Yacht – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Romantic superyacht - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Romantic superyacht – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

 

There are more charter yachts by Benetti here.

Striking Sunseeker 86 Yacht on display at SCIBS 2015

May 22, 2015

The currently running Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015 is hosting the striking Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker Yachts, represented by Sunseeker East Coast. Combining style and exclusivity, luxury superyacht ‘86 Yacht’ is the perfect vessel for families looking for an all-round motor yacht.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Accommodation aboard luxury motor yacht ‘86 Yacht’ is divided into four lovely and comfortably cabins. There is also a generous and airy saloon, an enclosed galley, as well as an amazing cockpit area for al-fresco dining, in addition to a spa and entertaining are on the flybridge.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht - Interior

Sunseeker 86 Yacht – Interior

Boasting an iconic styling and unmistakable design, Sunseeker 86 Yacht can reach an impressive maximum speed of up to 30 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 24 knots.

More charter yachts by Sunseeker.

WSA 2015 for 52m Motor Yacht AMORE MIO 2 beautifully refitted by FM-Architetettura d’Interni

May 22, 2015

FM – Architettura d’Interni is excited to announce that the 52m motor yacht AMORE MIO 2 (ex Sea Jewel) has won the coveted Neptune Trophy at the World Superyacht Awards 2015, hosted by Boat International Media. Originally launched by Abeking & Rasmussen in 1997, superyacht AMORE MIO 2 has been beautifully refitted by FM – Architettura d’Interni, as shows the video below. 

All the interiors of super yacht AMORE MIO 2 have been superbly refitted, including night and day areas, starting from the verification and re-fix of insulation and air conditioning system, up to the choice of furniture items and décor.

Francesca Muzio commented:First of all, for us, it has been an honor to be selected and receiving such a prestigious award for the refitting of MY Amore Mio 2. We would like to thank the Owner, who trusted us and all our team to refit his megayacht.”

It is a recognition of the quality and love that every day we invest in our job. In this case the interior refit transformed MY Amore Mio 2 démodè interiors into a comfortable modern environment, again in a three-month period,said Maria Silvia Orlandini.

Cool New Private Jet Charter Mobile App by LunaJets Unveiled

May 22, 2015

If you prefer the comfort and privacy of a private jet, as opposed to a time-consuming commercial airlines to take you to your next superyacht charter vacation or business meeting, we are sure you will like the new Private Jet Charter Mobile app by LunaJets. The new application, which is available through AppStore, Google Play and BlackBerry World, features all the necessary functions for booking your next jet charter whenever and wherever you are!

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App

LunaJets, specialising in private jet charter, are renowned for their ability to organise jet transport in a short period of time at the best price available. The new app reflects their philosophy to be available whenever you need them, twenty-four hours, seven days a week.

The new Private Jet Charter Mobile app lets you request a new flight, be it one-way, return or for multiple destinations. You have access to 4,800 modern aircraft and you can choose any specifics, such as flying with pets or smoking on board.

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App

An exclusive empty leg access is available for the users, who can take advantage of LunaJet’s worldwide empty leg network of about 200 different offers per day. You can search for the best empty leg based on the location, date, price or the plane type. Thanks to the Private Jet Charter Mobile App you are the first to be notified of any empty leg, without having to put up with harassing alerts.

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App - Available thought AppStore, Google Play and BlackBerry World

LunaJets Private Jet Charter App – Available thought AppStore, Google Play and BlackBerry World

Registering with LunaJets’ App, you can save your favourite routes to make use of the bespoke deal information; receive empty leg updates based on your preferences, or simply manage your bookings, flight updates and provide testimonials of your experience.

In line with their mobile strategy, LunaJets made the new Private Jet Charter app also available on BlackBerry World, which is still the most utilised working tool in the financial industry. Representing the company’s most important target clientele, senior executives will benefit from the massive time-saving and privacy of private jet charters.

Two newly launched Columbus Superyachts designed by Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo

May 22, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, 2015, the Naples-based shipyard, Palumbo Group, successfully launched two all-new Columbus vessels: the second hull of Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid yacht with lovely interiors designed by Hot Lab, as well as the all-new Columbus 57m Classic yacht with interior design by 4C-Francesca Cianficconi. Both vessels feature hydrodynamics, engineering and exterior design by Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo.

Launch of second Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid Yacht and 57m Classic superyacht, both designed by Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo

Launch of second Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid Yacht and 57m Classic superyacht, both designed by Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo

Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid motor yacht Hull no. 2 follows a great success of her sister ship, the first Columbus 40 Sport Hybrid superyacht, officially unveiled in 2013. Since then, she has received many international awards for her interior and exterior design, as well as her low environmental impact. The vessel boasts the hybrid propulsion system, combined with the highly efficient hydrodynamic characteristics, ensuring a particularly low fuel consumption.

New Columbus 57m Classic superyacht is a beautiful displacement vessel, representing a real challenge for the design and engineering studio lead by Sergio Cutolo. The owner requested many solutions not easily integrated on a vessel measuring 57 meters in length, such as five enclosed decks plus a huge sundeck. The studio has developed solutions where the design and technical aspects could work hand in hand.

Superyacht Darwin 107', luxury yacht Darwin 102’ and Darwin 86’ yacht by CdM and Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo

Superyacht Darwin 107′, luxury yacht Darwin 102’ and Darwin 86’ yacht by CdM and Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo

Following the launch of two Columbus yachts, the year 2015 will mark the launch of three other important vessels, bearing the Hydro Tec signature. These include the Darwin 107’ superyacht, the Darwin 102’ yacht, as well as luxury yacht Darwin 86’, all under construction at Cantiere delle Marche and with interior design by Studio Design PFA.  Moreover, Hydro Tec is currently working with Cantiere delle Marche on the second unit of the Darwin 102’, the naval architecture and engineering for the Nauta Air 108’, as well as the upcoming Nauta Air 111’.

Hydro Tec has also embarked on the design of the new M40 Explorer yacht for Mondomarine, which has already seen the cutting of the first plate. The vessel features the exterior design, marine engineering and naval architecture by Hydro Tec, while the interior design is by Fossati Design Bureau.

Sergio Cutolo

Sergio Cutolo

2015 is an important year for Hydro Tec. This year marks not only the amazing professional results of the studio, but also its 20th anniversary to be celebrated in July by a new website and a commemorative brochure to contain the many yacht projects the studio has worked on so far.

A nice selection of luxury charter yachts with design by Hydro Tec-Sergio Cutolo can be found here below.

Launch of all-new 37m Superyacht SANTA MARIA T by Wim van der Valk

May 22, 2015

Dutch shipyard, Wim van der Valk, has kindly provided us with the photos below, showing the recent launch of the all-new 37m superyacht SANTA MARIA T (ex Vagabundus, hull no. WV0106), which took place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. The 37M Continental Trawler motor yacht SANTA MARIA T represents the first yacht in the world to be fitted with the 2-axis Anti Roll stabilizing system, providing ultimate stability whatever the conditions.

37M Continental Trawler Yacht SANTA MARIA T at launch

Launch of the 37M Continental Trawler Yacht SANTA MARIA T (ex Vagabundus, hull no. WV0106) at Wim van der Valk

With naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects, super yacht SANTA MARIA T has been entirely designed by Guido de Groot. She provides lovely and comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests in 4 magnificent cabins, including an Owner’s cabin, one VIP cabin, one twin guest cabin, as well as one bulk guest cabin. There is also accommodation for a crew of 6 members, sleeping in 3 crew cabins.

Luxury yacht SANTA MARIA T ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht SANTA MARIA T ready to hit the water

Made of steel and aluminium, the 37M Continental Trawler luxury yacht SANTA MARIA T (ex Vagabundus, hull no. WV0106) is a round bilge – full displacement vessel, run by twin Volvo Penta D16-MH 16,0l 6 cil. engines. She can comfortably achieve a top speed of 14,5 knots and a cruising speed of 11,5 knots.

Motor yacht SANTA MARIA T on the water

Motor yacht SANTA MARIA T on the water

SANTA MARIA T Yacht - aft view

SANTA MARIA T Yacht – aft view