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120m Mega Yacht MARIYA – the latest ultra-modern superyacht design by Dennis Ingemansson

March 21, 2014

Measuring impressive 120 meters in length over all, mega yacht Mariya represents the latest fluent ultra-modern design with state-of-the-art dynrig sails construction, beautifully penned by Swedish designer, Dennis Ingemansson. The exterior fluent lines of luxury superyacht Mariya concept are designed for perfect behaviors in wind tunnels.

120m mega yacht Mariya design by Dennis Ingemansson

120m mega yacht Mariya design by Dennis Ingemansson

The luxury interior of superyacht Mariya takes care of all senses for the owner. Five larger lounge areas are destined solely for the owner. Six guests rooms at VIP standards are available with additional guest lounge areas.

The aft part offers a 11m outdoor swimming pool with additional double smaller jacuzzis. The front hosts helicopter garage at Eurocopter 155 standard. The tender garage is designed to host double 12m limousine tenders with additional jet-skis and submarine.

120m superyacht Mariya concept

120m superyacht Mariya concept

Project Mariya yacht is a direct response to the increasing demand of eco-conscious yacht designs.

Preliminary Specifications of luxury yacht Mariya design

Length overall: 120,13m
Beam: 19,21m
Draft: 17,53m
Crew: 40
Maximum Speed: 22 knots

Builder: To be decided

Idea & Design development by Dennis Ingemansson 2011 – 2013

New unexplored solar expeditions for PlanetSolar

March 17, 2014

After hibernating for the winter at the Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly, in Lorient, France, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar will soon leave for new unexplored solar expeditions. In parallel, the Swiss company PlanetSolar S.A. will expand its sphere of activities into the renewable energy as well as clean mobility sector.

PlanetSolar - dry docking in Concarneau - Image credit to PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar - dry docking in Concarneau, January 2014 - Image credit to PlanetSolar

On the heels of success of the 2013 campaign where the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar demonstrated that it could be operated for practical purposes by carrying out, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, a scientific expedition along the Gulf Stream, the vessel is being prepared for new adventures in pursuit of the sun! The 2014 campaign will be especially focused on the use of the vessel for scientific purposes.

The official launch of this new campaign will take place from 14 to 28 April at Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) where the boat will be the guest of honour at the 23rd Festival des Images de Mer (Festival of the Sea Images), organised by the National Sea Centre (NAUSICAA).

The catamaran will then continue its journey toward the Mediterranean Sea. It will return to the Principality of Monaco, witness of the success of the first solar powered tour of the world in 2012, to offer its services to the Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup 2014 (first solar boat race) which will take place in mid-July.

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar should then head toward Greece where it is scheduled, in collaboration with the University of Geneva, to resume its role as a scientific platform for the purpose of studying submerged prehistoric landscapes. The catamaran would be involved in conducting undersea research led by archaeologists.

PlanetSolar S.A, beyond the operation of a solar boat

Since its construction in 2008, PlanetSolar S.A. has been focused on the management and operation of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar. Today, armed with an internationally recognised brand, the company decided to broaden its sphere of activities and put its knowledge, skills and experience in renewable and clean mobility energy at the service of clients and partners. The Swiss company is fuelling the ambition to carve out a place (in the sun) in the photovoltaic (PV) market in Switzerland and abroad.

Additional renderings of Su-36 yacht concept by MUB / Mahjoub El mahmoudi

January 10, 2014

Featured on CharterWorld on January 7, the 36-metre motor yacht Su-36 concept has been beautifully penned by the French yacht design studio, MUB – Mahjoub El mahmoudi. Below are some additional renderings of superyacht Su-36 concept on the open sea.

36m superyacht Su-36 concept

36m superyacht Su-36 concept by by MUB / Mahjoub El mahmoudi

Luxury motor yacht Su-36 concept

Luxury motor yacht Su-36 concept

Su-36 Yacht Concept from above

Su-36 Yacht Concept from above

Luxury yacht Su-36 concept

Luxury yacht Su-36 concept

Motor yacht Su-36 concept by MUB / Mahjoub El mahmoudi

January 07, 2014

The French yacht design studio, MUB – Mahjoub El mahmoudi is proud to present their latest 36-metre motor yacht Su-36 concept, featuring a reversed bow. The name of superyacht Su-36 project represents a diminutive of submarine.

Superyacht Su-36 concept by MUB Design Studio

Superyacht Su-36 concept by MUB Design Studio

Following a hydrodynamics study, the inverted bow is nowadays the best way to absorb the waves: the reversed bow of Su-36 superyacht concept allows to obtain better performances and a cost cutting of fuels.

Luxury yacht Su-36 concept

Luxury yacht Su-36 concept

The upper deck of luxury yacht Su-36 concept which includes among others the cockpit evokes the fuselage of a plane and allows by its shape to reduce its aerodynamic trail. By combining these surfaces, a real harmony takes place as well as a real formal coherence. Besides, the completely glazed roof uses four big photovoltaic panels which convert the sun rays in electricity.

Motor yacht Su-36 concept - front view

Motor yacht Su-36 concept - front view

Su-36 Yacht Concept - aft view

Su-36 Yacht Concept - aft view

An important percentage of glazed surface brings a natural all-out lighting and an amazing 360° view.

Luxury motor yacht Su-36 concept

Luxury motor yacht Su-36 concept

The part of Su-36 yacht concept called ‘the beach club’ is a real living space giving towards the outside, where a Jacuzzi which overhangs deck hand can be found.

Su-36 Superyacht Concept - Exterior

Su-36 Superyacht Concept - Exterior

The purpose of this part of the 36m Su-36 yacht concept is to establish a cohesion at the formal level by the use of strata with set a symmetry between deck hand and the upper deck, that at the human level for the exchange between the owner and his dinner guests can be defined as a real social cohesion.

Su-36 Yacht Concept - Exterior

Su-36 Yacht Concept - Exterior

Technical Specifications of superyacht Su-36 concept

Length Over All : 36 metres
Beam Over All : 9.4 metres
Draught: 1.50 metres
Displacement: 80t
Engines : 2 MTU 16 V 4000M (3650 bhp)
Fuel capacity: 15000l
Max Speed : 32 knots
Superstucture : Aluminium
Guests : 10
Crew : 5

New Futuristic Sailing Catamaran Sunreef 165 ULTIMATE by Sunreef Yachts

December 09, 2013

In 2010, Sunreef Yachts introduced a new range of fast performance cruisers from 70 to 170 feet – THE ULTIMATE RANGE. The yard resolved to explore a new market niche by presenting sophisticated design line of ultra-modern, high-performance sailing catamarans, boasting environment friendly elements. The most impressive superyacht from this range is undoubtedly the sailing catamaran Ultimate 165 by Sunreef.

Sunreef 165 Ultimate Yacht

Sunreef 165 Ultimate Yacht

This extremely spacious vessel with its total living area (interior and exterior) of 560 sqm can easily accommodate 12 guests and 10 crew. Arrangements of the lodgings offers extraordinary 135 sqm huge, luxury saloon open space with relax area, dining and bar. Additionally, an open cockpit connects with saloon via sliding doors. Port side hull is dedicated to guests, starboard one to the crew.

Superyacht Ultimate 165 by Sunreef

Superyacht Ultimate 165 by Sunreef

Sunreef Ultimate 165 yacht is designed with attention for the most demanding clients. 105 sqm customized flybridge provides Jacuzzi, two navigation stations, big dining area and lounging chairs.

Luxury sailing yacht Ultimate 165 - Flybridge

Luxury sailing yacht Ultimate 165 - Flybridge

Ultimate 165 superyacht is a perfect solution for the ones who appreciate active lifestyle on board. Two aft garages of 17sqm each are equipped with the latest and greatest toys ensuring lot of entertainment during the cruise. Large tenders, 2 jet skis, 2 stand up jet skis, 4 sea bobs, diving equipment for 8 guests, laser boat and a wide selection of inflatable toys will make each cruise a real pleasure for the whole family.

Sailing yacht Ultimate 165 - Cockpit

Sailing yacht Ultimate 165 - Cockpit

Moreover, the Ultimate 165 yacht’s main deck accommodates a VIP suite and a study room or 2 VIP suits depending on the layout. 57 sqm master suite situated on the main deck features private gym with access to the spacious 45sqm front terrace accessible also from the slides.

Sunreef 165 Ultimate superyacht - Front Terrace

Sunreef 165 Ultimate superyacht - Front Terrace

Luxury yacht Sunreef 165 Ultimate is created for those who expect safe and fast sailing adventure with 25 knots as foreseen max speed on sails, with a total sail upwind area of 1230 sqm.

Specification of Sunreef 165 Ultimate Yacht

Length: 50,35 m /165 ft
Beam: 16m / 52,5 ft
Draft: 3,3m / 10.8 ft
Mast Length: 61,2m / 200 ft
Genoa: 510 m² / 5489 sqft
Gennaker: 1100 m² / 11840 sqft
Solent: 330 m²/ 3552 sqft
Grot: 720 m²/ 7750 sqft
Sail area upwind: 1230 m²/13240 sqft
Design: Sunreef Yachts

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Sunreef.

Luxury motor yacht 40s Hybrid by Palumbo for sale

December 05, 2013

Being berthed at Monaco‘s Port Hercule at the moment, luxury motor yacht 40s Hybrid by Palumbo made her premiere at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Superyacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M is currently for sale.

Palumbo superyacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - CAmeller

Palumbo superyacht 40s Hybrid - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

“Sport” indicates the high performance of the 40s Hybrid superyacht equipped with two diesel engines which will give a top speed of 23 knots, with the ability to easily cruise at 18-20 knots.

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - front view

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - front view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

40s Hybrid Yacht - aft view

40s Hybrid Yacht - aft view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

“Hybrid” is because of her Green attitude. She is able to offer a completely new way of yachting, more conscious and respectful in caring of the environment.

Columbus 40s Hybrid Yacht - Decks

Columbus 40s Hybrid Yacht - Decks - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - aft view

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - aft view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid sleeps ten guests in five staterooms with the owner’s suite and study on the main deck, and she accommodates seven crew members.

Aboard 40s Hybrid superyacht

Aboard 40s Hybrid superyacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

With ample decks spaces, various sunning and dining arrangements and zero speed stabilizers, the unique 40m superyacht 40s Hybrid is RINA classed, LY2, Green Plus (Y), Hybrid Propulsion (Y) and AUT CCS (Y) compliant.

European Solar Prize 2013 for PlanetSolar

December 03, 2013

November 29, 2013, in Germany‘s Berlin, saw the world’s largest solar boat, PlanetSolar, receive the 2013 European Solar Prize, in the category ‘Media’, for the media exposure generated on completion of the first trip around the world in a vessel powered only by solar energy (2010-2012).

2013 European Solar Prize for PlanetSolar

2013 European Solar Prize for PlanetSolar

During the official ceremony awarding the prize, Raphaël Domjan, responsible for initiating the first curcumnavigation around the world powered on solar power, and Cordula Ströher, owner of the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, went on stage together, pleased that this eco-adventure is honoured once again.

On 4 May 2012, after 584 days at sea, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar completed the first trip around the world on solar power.

After leaving PlanetSolar in June 2012, Raphaël Domjan has been putting all his energies into the activities of the ‘Solar Planet’ foundation. As for the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, she continues her solar missions around the world. In 2013, on behalf of science, the largest solar powered boat in the world led, jointly with the University of Geneva, a campaign to provide exclusive scientific measurements of the oceanic current of the Gulf Stream: ‘PlanetSolar Deep Water’. New missions are now in the course of being planned for 2014.

Eco-friendly catamaran Heliotrope 80 by Bakri Cono

December 03, 2013

The striking 80-foot superyacht Heliotrope 80 belongs to the Heliotrope line of eco-friendly catamarans, produced by the Thai boat builder, Bakri Cono. Boasting beautiful contemporary looks, catamaran Heliotrope 80 represents the quintessence of Albatros Marine Design’s philosophy of functionality as well as elegance.

Luxury catamaran Heliotrope 80 by Bakri Cono

Luxury catamaran Heliotrope 80 by Bakri Cono

The architecture of luxury yacht Heliotrope 80 is the result a project brief of the comfort and security of the Ocean category A for European Yachting criteria. As one of the very few mixed energy watercrafts, Heliotrope 80 can produce up to 7 kw of solar energy.

Superyacht Heliotrope 80 - side view

Superyacht Heliotrope 80 - side view

Heliotrope 80 Yacht

Heliotrope 80 Yacht

The latest of the series, the 80ft Heliotrope 80 mixed energy catamaran (solar and diesel) is a bigger version of the existing Heliotropes, designed to cruise elegantly in quest of discovery and silence.

Superyacht Heliotrope 80 - Interior

Superyacht Heliotrope 80 - Interior

Aboard Heliotrope 80 Yacht

Aboard Heliotrope 80 Yacht

Heliotrope 80 superyacht

Heliotrope 80 superyacht

Video presenting 48m Arzana Navi sailing yacht NATIVA

November 08, 2013

Launched by the Italian shipyard Arzana Navi last year, superyacht NATIVA is a majestic flybridge sloop, beautifully penned by renowned Tripp Design. Officially launched at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, the first video presenting the striking 48-metre sailing yacht NATIVA can be viewed below.

Luxury yacht NATIVA, a single-masted sailing boat weighing 280 tonnes, is the first yacht by Arzana Navi. She combines style, comfort and performance, fitted with the most innovative technological solutions. NATIVA is green star certified as environmentally friendly. She has an on-board capacity of ten guests plus a crew of eight and features materials and finishing details strictly made in Italy.

Video of new 65m mega yacht ICE project by A-Sign and Marimecs

November 05, 2013

Francesco Struglia from the Italian design studio A-Sign has released a video presenting his all-new 65m mega yacht “Ice” project. Luxury motor yacht Ice project is currently being developed in partnership with Marimecs from Netherlands, working on engineering.

Superyacht Ice project is meant to be one of the coolest Super Yachts on the market, with a platform fully compatible with a brokerage, private or “business” layout. With 6+2 luxury cabins (5 for private version), she is designed to match any market request.

The top area of Ice yacht project includes 3 connected ambients: a top exterior area with Helipad, a conference room, and a lounge indoor-outdoor area. The conference room air conditioning is powered by an exterior solar panel plant. There is also a huge saloon on Main Deck, aft Beach club, 2 limo-tenders, 2 ribs, toys and jet skis.