Princess 23M Motor Yacht ISABEL sold and completed

April 20, 2015

Sunseeker Monaco has proudly announced the sale and completion of the Princess 23M motor yacht ISABEL. Superyacht ISABEL has been recently loaded on to a ship in Italy’s Genoa to be delivered to her new Owner from Australia.

Princess 23M Yacht ISABEL being loaded on to a ship in Genoa, Italy

Princess 23M Yacht ISABEL being loaded on to a ship in Genoa, Italy

Powered by twin powerful Caterpillar C32 diesels, Princess 23M super yacht ISABEL was originally launched by Princess Yachts in 2007. She offers comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests in 4 generous en-suite cabins.

Luxury motor yacht ISABEL is loaded bound for Australia

Luxury motor yacht ISABEL is loaded bound for Australia

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

J Class Charter Yacht Ranger receives new varnish by Absolute Boat Care

April 20, 2015

Absolute Boat Care (ABC), the Palma-based company specializing in all in one finishing service for yachts, has recently provided the famous J Class charter yacht Ranger’s superstructure with a full varnish service. Following the works, sailing yacht Ranger has been successfully re-launched at the STP shipyard in Palma.

Re-launch of J Class Yacht Ranger

Re-launch of legendary J Class charter yacht Ranger

The varnish repairs were completed before the ABC team sanded all the varnish. Subsequently, two charge coats were applied followed by a sand and application of the final top coat to the superstructure.

Luxury superyacht Ranger has been a client of ABC for more than 9 years. During this period, the vessel has been provided with the company’s finishing services to boast the look that all yachts deserve.

The manager of super yacht Ranger, Dan Jackson, says: “Absolute boat care has taken care of all of Ranger’s exterior varnishing needs for some years now. Duncan and his team have always provided us with a professional service and finished the boat to the highest standard. Once again we will be leaving Palma with the brightwork in top shape.

New Codecasa 50 Vintage Series Motor Yacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121) with delivery in July 2015

April 20, 2015

Codecasa Shipyards are currently working on the construction of the first 50m Vintage Series motor yacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon), superbly designed by the yard’s in-house team. Representing the perfect balance between past and present, superyacht GAZZELLA is a bigger sister ship to the 2011 42m luxury yacht MAGARI (hull F73) and the 2013 42m Hull F75 yacht LIBRA. Her delivery is scheduled for July 2015.

Codecasa 50 Vintage Series superyacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon) - Profile

Codecasa 50 Vintage Series superyacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon) – Profile

Boasting a beautiful white hull as well as superstructure, luxury yacht GAZZELLA features plain and traditional exterior lines, mixing up with classic and rich interiors, made of mahogany wood and mahogany plume, with floorings that boast precious marbles and onyx or carpet with elegant decorations, depending on the areas. Featuring big windows, the main saloon is full of natural light. It consists of a generous conversation area with two large sofas and four armchairs in the red and gold tones, placed around a beautiful coffee table.

Luxury yacht GAZZELLA - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht GAZZELLA – Main Saloon

The main saloon is divided from the dining room by a low partition cabinet. The dining room features a breath-taking rectangular table for up to 12 people, while the galley is equipped with the last-generation appliances.

GAZZELLA Yacht - Skylounge

GAZZELLA Yacht – Skylounge

All decks aboard GAZZELLA yacht, from the lower deck up to the sun deck, are connected with an elevator. The main deck hosts the Owner’s suite with private office, large cabin, generous walk-in closets and two bathrooms, as well as the VIP cabin with en-suite bathroom. The lower deck offers two double guest cabins and two twin cabins, each with its own bathroom. The crew area consists of four double crew cabins, the Chief Engineer’s cabin, the crew mess and the laundry.

Super yacht GAZZELLA - Owners Cabin

Super yacht GAZZELLA – Owners Cabin

GAZZELLA superyacht - Owners Bathroom

GAZZELLA superyacht – Owners Bathroom

The bridge deck of super yacht GAZZELLA provides a cozy sky lounge with a comfortable sitting area, a breakfast table and a bar furniture, in addition to a day toilet, a pantry and the Captain’s cabin. The sun deck has a generous sunbathing area, a sitting area, a bar corner, as well as a large Jacuzzi bathtub for 5/6 people with amazing sunbathing mattresses. Furthermore, the vessel boasts a Castoldi 21’ jet tender.

Motor yacht GAZZELLA - VIP Cabin

Motor yacht GAZZELLA – VIP Cabin

GAZZELLA Yacht - VIP Bathroom

GAZZELLA Yacht – VIP Bathroom

Fitted with Zero Speed Stabilisers, Hull C121 GAZZELLA superyacht is able to achieve a maximum speed of 17,5 knots, thanks to her twin Caterpillar 3512C marine engines, 2365 HP each at 1800 rpm.

A choice of the superb charter yachts by Codecasa can be found here below.

Sleek Contest 72CS Yacht – The flagship of the Contest fleet

April 20, 2015

Dutch shipyard, Contest Yachts, has recently launched their latest Contest 72CS yacht at the yard in Medemblik – the video from launch can be seen here. First introduced as the company’s flagship at the HISWA In-Water Boat Show 2012, sailing yacht Contest 72CS is a lovely 22-metre performance cruiser, setting new standards in terms of performance and comfort. She mixes up premium Dutch quality and superior looks.

Mini-superyacht Contest 72CS by Contest Yachts under sail

Mini-superyacht Contest 72CS by Contest Yachts under sail

The beautiful, contemporary interiors of luxury yacht Contest 72CS designed by Wetzels Brown Partners provide a generous master suite, fitted with a desk, two long sofas and a huge bathroom. The large galley, which can be found forward, is connected with the captain’s cabin as well as the captain’s lounge. There is also separate access to the cabin forward. The saloon features comfortable sofas and boasts a modern soft look and feel.

Contest 72CS Yacht sailing in Mallorca in 2014

Contest 72CS Yacht sailing in Mallorca in 2014

Contest 72CS yacht is a sleek bluewater cruiser, meeting the stringent quality demands of Lloyd’s certification. To save weight and add strength, Contest Yachts has deployed its industry-leading vacuum infusion system to produce both the hull and deck.

Luxury yacht Contest 72CS - Saloon

Luxury yacht Contest 72CS – Saloon

Contest 72CS Yacht - Owners Suite

Contest 72CS Yacht – Owners Suite

CONTEST YACHTS – A PASSION FOR YACHT BUILDING

Contest Yachts has been led by three generations of the Conijn family over the past half-century and more. The past decade has been marked by increasing innovation, including the delivery of the first mini-superyacht Contest 72CS. The company continues to meet client demands, while consistently retaining the image of quality and craftsmanship that has given the yard such global renown.

Our current company philosophy is based on the key values Life. Style. Sailing,says Director Arjen Conijn.Performance and design have become vital focal points, while considerable attention is also paid to branding. While the quality of our product will always be our number one priority, brand association is increasingly important and we have addressed this issue head on. Good examples are the Contest Cup in Medemblik, Zeeland and Mallorca, events that are organised for Contest sailors each year.

New AMELS LE180 Motor Yacht Hull 468 spotted in Vlissingen, the Netherlands

April 20, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, saw the prominent Dutch builder, AMELS, launch the new 55m motor yacht Hull 468. Spotted alongside the 60m LE199 yacht Madame Kate by ‘Dutchmegayachts’, superyacht Hull 468 represents the latest Limited Editions 180 series vessel, beautifully designed by bespoke Tim Heywood. The last two photos below show the AMELS LE180 luxury yacht Hull 470 – the 20th vessel in the LE171/177/180 series, delivered by Polish tug IKAR on April 16, 2015.

Amels superyacht Madame Kate and the just rolled out Hull 468 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels superyacht Madame Kate and the just rolled out Hull 468 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

LE180 luxury yacht Hull 468 arrived at the AMELS yard in Vlissingen less than a year ago. She represents the third and final AMELS launch of this year. The company is expected to launch at least four new vessels next year, including two LE180 yachts, the LE 242 superyacht Project Freefall (Amels 7401), as well as the LE272 mega yacht Amels 8301.

Madame Kate Yacht and Amels superyacht Hull 468 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Madame Kate Yacht and Amels superyacht Hull 468 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels luxury yacht Hull 468 rolled out - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels luxury yacht Hull 468 rolled out – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels Hull 468 Yacht just launched

Amels Hull 468 Yacht just launched

Made of steel and aluminium, Amels LE180 series yachts provide deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests and a crew of 12 members. They can reach a top speed of 15,5 knots.

Amels Yacht Hull 470 - bow - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels Yacht Hull 470 – bow – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels super yacht Hull 470 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels super yacht Hull 470 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

A beautiful selection of AMELS charter yachts can be found here below.

Rossinavi launch 38m classic superyacht TARANSAY

April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 saw the eagerly awaited launch of the 38-metre classic superyacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi in Viareggio, Italy. Motor yacht Taransay is a modern replica of a yacht from the early 1930s. The photo below has been released by Rossinavi on their Facebook page. More photos from the launch of this beautiful vessel are expected to be released soon. 

Launch of the 38m classic yacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi - Photo credit to Wioletta Kowalska and Rossinavi

Launch of the 38m classic yacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi – Photo credit to Wioletta Kowalska and Rossinavi

Luxury yacht Taransay features naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team in collaboration with STB Italia. Her elegant interiors by Studio Tassin can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and a crew of 7 members.

Robust 65m Supply Vessel Luxury Motor Yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design by Studio Sculli

April 17, 2015

Studio Sculli has unveiled the robust and well sized 65m supply vessel luxury motor yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design, destined for world-wide cruising. The 65m Ice Class mega yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design has been developed in partnership with Naval Engineer Alessandro Cusumano.

65m MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design by Studio Sculli

65m MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design by Studio Sculli

Accommodation aboard luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design is offered to a total number of 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins. These include owner’s suite, two VIP suites, two guest cabins, as well as one guest/children cabin. Moreover, the external area of a generous sundeck features a helideck platform.

MSS EXPEDITION65 superyacht design

MSS EXPEDITION65 superyacht design

65m luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

65m luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

With an aluminium alloy superstructure, superyacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design features a steel displacement round bilge hull with level keel, with twin propellers and transom stern. The hull has been developed from a recent 53m vessel built by Rossinavi in Pisa, Italy. MSS EXPEDITION65 boasts the efficiency of the lines and an excellent sea behavior.

Super yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

Super yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

Dimensions of MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design:

LOA 64.5 m.

LWL 61,8 m

Length bpp 58.5 m.

Breadth 13.0 m.

Depth 5.5 m.

Draught max. 3.5 m.

DSPL 1.400 t

Maximum design speed 16,5. kn.

Cruising speed 13.0 kn.

Total Crew n° 16

All-new 55m Superyacht CRN 134 to be launched in less than a month

April 17, 2015

Ancona-based Italian builder, CRN Yachts, has proudly announced that their all-new 55m superyacht CRN 134 will be launched in less than a month during a private ceremony. Luxury motor yacht CRN 134 is a superb fully customized vessel with some stylistic features peculiar to military vessel, resulting in an amazingly strong identity and style.

55m superyacht CRN 134 on the slipway ready to be launched

55m superyacht CRN 134 on the slipway ready to be launched – Photo credit to CRN Shipyard

Yesterday, April 16, 2015 saw the 55m luxury yacht CRN 134 being positioned on the slipway using engine-powered hydraulic lift trucks, as well as involvement and skills of all shipyard workers. Here, the pre-launch operations will be finished over the next few weeks.

Super yacht CRN 134’s square shapes, sharp, rigorous and particularly sophisticated lines are already well visible on the slipway. The vessel has been magnificently designed by Nuvolari Lenard, with interior design by the CRN Interior & Design department, in cooperation with the Gilles et Boissier architectural studio.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by CRN.

Works on superb Mangusta Oceano 42 Yacht well underway

April 17, 2015

Works on the new Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht are well underway at the Overmarine-Mangusta shipyards in Pisa, Italy. Below are the photos of luxury motor yacht Oceano 42 under construction, kindly provided by the Overmarine Group. The vessel is due to be launched in Spring 2016.

42m Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht under construction

42m Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht under construction

Hull and superstructure of luxury yacht Oceano 42 have been now completed. They will be joined together, and subsequently, the outfitting of the vessel can start.

Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht in build

Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht in build

Designed by Alberto Mancini and the yard’s in-house team, super yacht Oceano 42 by Mangusta will provide deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests. She is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 11 knots.

Impressive 85m Oceanco Mega Yacht VIBRANT CURIOSITY back at home

April 17, 2015

The outstanding 85,5m (280’6’’) mega yacht VIBRANT CURIOSITY (Y704) has recently reached her home shipyard Oceanco in the Netherlands. Here, luxury motor yacht VIBRANT CURIOSITY will undergo her annual pre-season preparation and maintenance works prior to her summer travels.

85m mega yacht Vibrant Curiosity back at Oceanco

85m mega yacht Vibrant Curiosity back at Oceanco

Oceanco is delighted to have the captain and crew of superyacht VIBRANT CURIOSITY back at their yard. This impressive vessel was originally delivered in 2009. Entirely designed by Nuvolari-Lenard, VIBRANT CURIOSITY has since then enjoyed the cruising to destinations all around the world.

A nice selection of Oceanco charter yachts can be found here below.