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New 50m Superyacht Series from Henrik Fisker and Benetti

December 23, 2015

Entrepreneur and well-known international designer Henrik Fisker, the founder of Henrik Fisker Design, in collaboration with the renowned Italian shipyard Benetti announce a new 50-metre superyacht series (164′). The new and innovative 50m yacht series will feature naval architecture by Benetti, built in Livorno, Italy to design created in California.

Henrik Fisker's theme sketch for the 50m superyacht concept with Benetti

Henrik Fisker’s theme sketch for the 50m superyacht concept with Benetti

The concept will feature a new platform by Benetti’s engineering department with Fisker’s sporty exterior and interior designs. Fisker is creating a groundbreaking new design concept to intensify and optimise the onboard experience by utilising more space on the spacious superyacht for both social gatherings and leisure. The 50m Benetti concept will boast a new ‘human flow’ element to reduce unused space and increase its usability.

The exterior will be characterised by dramatic lines and the use of light weight carbon fibre and other exotic materials, as well as optimise ocean views from all major cabins, and utilise reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power, resulting in a more eco-friendly superyacht.

Henrik Fisker

Henrik Fisker

New design concept will be created for the interior of each one of the three decks that will enhance the space and emphasise comfortable and clean luxury living in a pristine environment. The interiors will boast advanced and sustainable materials, and the latest technology for automated controls and optimal power management.

Amenities aboard will incorporate the very popular beach club, a spa, several bars, a pool and sunbathing areas on multiple decks. Accommodation will be divided into six cabins for 12 guests in total. The yacht will be serviced by a crew of 11 whom will be accommodated in comfortable crew quarters.

Fisker is famous as the international designer for well-known iconic, exotic and collectable cars. He is best known for his BMW Z8, Aston Martin DB9, Aston Martin V8 Vantage, as well as the Artega GT, Fisker Karma Hybrid, the Viking motorcycle, Mustang Rocket and most recently, the Force 1 among others. The company, Henrik Fisker Design, was founded in 2013 an industrial design house that works across numerous categories including luxury travel, automotive, architectural design, furniture, smart devices, consumer products and technology.

Eye-catching Superyacht Arcadia 85 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

November 20, 2015

The eye-catching superyacht Arcadia 85 by Arcadia Yachts is a highly innovative vessel, with a simple and understated styling. As environmentally friendly as possible, luxury motor yacht Arcadia 85 features solar panels, used to recharge batteries. Take a look at this outstanding vessel in the video below, captured by ‘ZipZapPower’, while rolling out of Fort Lauderdale, a beautiful Florida yacht holiday location.

The indoors of Arcadia 85 (example is luxury charter yacht Good Life) blend in perfect harmony with the outdoor areas. The aft deck hosts a well protected cockpit, perfect for dining, as well as a generous sunbathing area. The accommodation layout includes four lovely cabins for up to 8 guests, all positioned on the lower deck. There is also space for a crew of 4.

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Significant and intense stage of activities at Arcadia Yachts

November 12, 2015

Arcadia Yachts is proud to unveil a significant and intense stage of activities. Six units are currently in build, two units for each new model in the GPR range: Arcadia Sherpa and Arcadia 100. In the meantime the Arcadia 85 reaches hull n.11 and the flagship Arcadia 115 reaches hull n.5.

Arcadia 100 Superyacht in build at Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia 100 Superyacht in build at Arcadia Yachts

“Our new yacht owners will contribute to spread out the presence of our brand worldwide. Arcadia touches base with unexplored waters like Peru and again with Middle East. I believe it’s a very important achievement for a niche product. Our concepts require time to be accepted. We knew from the very beginning, and we still experience it, that there are no “in betweens” with our yachts. I truly did not expect such an extensive territorial coverage in such a short time. But being a transversal product surely helped us to reach different countries and nationalities acclaim,” commented Ugo Pellegrino, President and CEO of Arcadia Yachts.

Moreover, the first Arcadia 100 yacht already has a new Owner. “The first unit of Arcadia 100 belongs to an Italian owner and will remain in Italy,” proudly stated Ugo Pellegrino.

Three of the units under construction have commissions, while the remaining three are to build on spec and will allow Arcadia Yachts to attend the next international boat shows in calendar year 2016 with proper “demo-yachts”. Several and serious negotiations are underway for the new entries Arcadia Sherpa and Arcadia 100, far before their official unveiling and launches. “That to us represents an important achievement. I do believe this fact encourages clients and partners to initiate negotiations with a young shipyard as Arcadia Yachts,” said Ugo Pellegrino.

Francesco Guida, internal and external design at Arcadia Yachts, commented: “This positive trend is the direct result of Arcadia’s commitment to quality, our investments in engineering, production processes and constant research in state-of-the-art green technology. Our long experience in the yachting business and our aim to create ‘forward thinking yachts’ show in our projects and that makes the winning difference.”

Rendering of Arcadia 100 Yacht

Rendering of Arcadia 100 Yacht

ARCADIA 100 UPDATE

Arcadia 100 yacht was officially unveiled as a media preview last April and afterwards introduced to the public during the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival. Arcadia superyacht Hull #01 was contracted last June and sold to an Italian owner. Lamination began at the end of August and as of today production is full swing, with an estimated date of launch before the end of June 2016.

The hull, main deck and superstructure of the first Arcadia 100 yacht have been completed, assembled and positioned in the outfitting shed. Created by Francesco Guida, the interior design of the main deck and guest cabins have been proposed to owner for his final approval.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 is being built in GRP and aluminum. She will be a semi-displacement vessel, reaching a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. With a notable gross tonnage slightly under 300 GT, this unit – as all the others in the range, delivers volumes and amenities usually found on much larger yachts. This is a key feature appreciated by the repeat owner who previously experienced an Arcadia 85 yacht.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 - Interior

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 – Interior

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull #01 will provide accommodation across 5 luxurious cabins, with the owner’s suite forward on main deck opening directly on the private sun deck, convertible into a dinette, on the bow. The bed – in the middle of the cabin – is facing forward. Washroom, dressing room and vanity area are well integrated in a spacious and very well illuminated environment.

The lower deck hosts two VIP cabins and two guest cabins. There is also a very spacious and well-finished crew area along with a 5,6 meter tender garage, with space available for two water-toys as well.

The main deck – directly connected to the cockpit – features both salon and dining area, creating a single, bright and airy space. Floor to ceiling windows and solar panels give a very exclusive and modern look to the yacht. The double glazing panel that incorporates the photovoltaic cells is a very unique and distinguishable feature of all the living areas on Arcadia yachts and remain their most evident ECO feature. The whole living area can be transformed into a patio at sea (full opening salon) thanks to lateral and aft sliding doors and balconies. The gorgeous ‘al fresco’ zone with direct view of sea is a new solution for Arcadia’s yachts.

The first Arcadia 100 superyacht boasts a new concept flying-bridge, convertible into a sheltered third-deck, completely enclosed and protected by the side windows that can be raised up electrically to meet the hard-top, exactly as it works with cars. Therefore the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable in any weather, being air-conditioned in very hot climes or bad weather, or left open and aired if needed, as per any traditional flying-bridge. The third deck features the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables and wet- bar, while externally, towards the stern, a sun-deck.

At the moment, the Arcadia 100 super yacht Hull #02 is on lamination. This process is expected to be completed by the end of December 2015.

Arcadia 85 Yacht - Photo by Scott Pearson Photography

Arcadia 85 Yacht – Photo by Scott Pearson Photography

ARCADIA 85 YACHT HULL #11 SOLD IN PERU

The layout and the functional living concepts of the Arcadia 85 motor yacht Hull #11, sold to a Peruvian/Latin American owner, are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow deliver a better use of every single available internal/external space.

The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is resolving the design solution to integrate solar panels into a performance yacht. The yard’s passion for solar technology and clean mobility is finally expressed in the 26 meter Arcadia 85 yacht with a beam of just over seven meters, equipped with 40 square meters of photovoltaic panels, each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells.

The design of the Arcadia 85 superyacht reflects simple and understated styling with a harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. The Arcadia 85’s vast aft-deck lounge boasts a well protected cockpit, ideal for dining, as well as a generous sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.

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Latest images of First Arcadia 100 Yacht revealed by Arcadia Yachts at FLIBS 2015

November 09, 2015

The latest images of the new Arcadia 100 yacht were revealed by Arcadia Yachts at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The hull, main deck, as well as superstructure of the solar-powered Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 have been successfully completed. She is expected to hit the water at the end of June 2016, when she will be handed over to her Owner. The yard is already working on the second hull. Read more about Arcadia 100 here.

First Arcadia 100 superyacht under construction

First Arcadia 100 superyacht under construction

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 in build

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 in build

First Arcadia 100 Yacht Hull

First Arcadia 100 Yacht Hull

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Launch of New C.Boat 27SC – S Version Motor Yacht DON MICHELE

November 09, 2015

The all-new C.Boat 27SC – S Version motor yacht DON MICHELE successfully hit the water in Porto Piccolo Sistiana near Trieste on October 31, 2015. A perfect blend of functionality, design, tradition and technology, superyacht DON MICHELE is a high quality, fully custom vessel, characterized by refinement and elegance.

New 27Sc - S Version Yacht DON MICHELE by C.Boat

New 27Sc – S Version Yacht DON MICHELE by C.Boat

Spreading over three amazing decks, luxury yacht DON MICHELE boasts generous exterior spaces, as well as refined and luxurious interiors, tastefully furnished and made with the finest materials. The lower deck hosts five lovely cabins, including the owner’s suite,  two VIP cabins and two guest cabins with bunk beds. Each cabin is equipped with private bath and separate shower. A large saloon and dining room with separate kitchen can be found on the main deck.

C Boat 27SC-S Version motor yacht DON MICHELE

C Boat 27SC-S Version motor yacht DON MICHELE

Externally, C.Boat 27Sc – S Version yacht DON MICHELE features an amazing dining area aft with table and sofa, as well as a large swim platform equipped with the hydraulic OPACmare transformer, which allows an  easy sea access to the tender. The bow area hosts a large sofa with a vast sundeck behind it.

Newly launched DON MICHELE Yacht

Newly launched DON MICHELE Yacht

Moreover, DON MICHELE superyacht was built to meet the needs of reduced mobility users. All passages have been widened, allowing complete freedom of movement in full autonomy. There is also an exclusive 90cm wide footbridge for easy access from the dock to the vessel, and in the main deck living area a chaise-long can be found, which if needed, can be easily transformed into a bed, and a bathroom with all comforts suited to the needs of reduced mobility users.

Launch of DON MICHELE superyacht

Launch of DON MICHELE superyacht

Ecologically sustainable, C.Boat super yacht DON MICHELE has obtained the exclusive Green Plus Platinum certification issued by RINA. This represents the highest award in terms of ecology and sustainability in the nautical field. DON MICHELE is a 95% recyclable boat, which combined with low pollution impact, ensures the highest environment respect.

All-steel Motor Yacht 27Sc-S launched by C.Boat

November 05, 2015

The all-steel motor yacht 27Sc-S has been recently launched by the Italian builder, C.Boat. Measuring 28,1m in length, the well-sized superyacht 27Sc-S spans over three amazing decks, and mixes up elegance with robustness.

Rendering of motor yacht 27 SC by C.Boat

Rendering of motor yacht 27 SC by C.Boat

Accommodation aboard the all-new C.Boat super yacht 27Sc-S is divided into five lovely cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. There is a lavish owner’s suite, two VIP staterooms, as well as two standard cabins with bunk beds. The main deck features a gorgeous saloon, dining area, galley and bridge.

Boasting the exclusive Green Plus Platinum certification issued by RINA, luxury yacht 27Sc-S is run by twin Caterpillar C18 875 CV engines. She can easily reach a top speed of 12,5 knots and can comfortably cruise at 10 knots.

Latest Arcadia 85 US Edition Motor Yacht Hull #11 to be displayed at FLIBS 2015

October 27, 2015

Arcadia Yachts will be present at next week’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), displaying the all-new Arcadia 85 US Edition motor yacht Hull #11, sold in Peru. Featuring a simple and understated styling with an harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas, the eco-friendly 26m superyacht Arcadia 85 is equipped with 40sqm of photovoltaic panels, each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells.

Arcadia 85 US Edition Yacht underway - Photo by Scott Pearson

Arcadia 85 US Edition Yacht underway – Photo by Scott Pearson

Accommodation aboard Arcadia 85 superyacht is divided into four cabins on the lower deck, including a magnificent owner’s cabin, which is unusually large with a lovely en-suite head. There is also a large VIP cabin forward with double bed and dressing, as well as two more twin cabins. The bow of the yacht can comfortably sleep a crew of 4.

Arcadia 85 US edition superyacht - Saloon - Photo by Scott Pearson

Arcadia 85 US edition superyacht – Saloon – Photo by Scott Pearson

Arcadia 85 yacht boasts an advanced semi-planing hull, which allows efficient performances together with the very light superstructure in aluminum notably reduces weight and fuel consumption and related running costs of its low-power engines. She is run by twin MAN diesels R6-730hp each (optional engines 2xMAN 800hp), achieving a top speed of 18,5 knots and she can comfortably cruise at the speed of 16,5 knots, as well as 12 knots.

Eye-catching and eco-friendly Tankoa S693 Super Yacht SUERTE

September 25, 2015

Italian boutique shipyard, Tankoa Yachts, and its global sales and marketing agent, Yacht-Ology, have proudly unveiled more details, as well as the first exterior and interior images of the eye-catching and eco-friendly Tankoa S693 super yacht SUERTE. Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini have beautifully designed the striking 69,30-metre motor yacht SUERTE, currently on display at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.

Tankoa S693 mega yacht SUERTE underway

Tankoa S693 mega yacht SUERTE underway

Externally, mega yacht SUERTE boasts an amazing Beach Club, equipped with saloon, large TV screen, bar, day head, shower, massage room, sauna and hammam. There is also an incredibly generous oversized lounge, that can comfortably host around 20 people on the aft deck sofas. The garage of SUERTE can easily store Seabobs CAYAGO F7 and two 7,50m DARIEL tenders run by 260 hp Yanmar engines for 13 passengers. The multiple jetskis can be found in the two side foredeck garages.

Luxury yacht SUERTE - Exterior

Luxury yacht SUERTE – Exterior

Motor yacht SUERTE - Exterior

Motor yacht SUERTE – Exterior

In its aft section protected by the overhang of the sun deck, the upper deck of SUERTE yacht offers a 16 person dining table, a lounge and two L-shaped sofas providing fantastic view to the sea. The fore part of this deck is devoted to the owner’s private terrace with direct side access from his suite. There is a 6m sofa with its own built-in refrigerator and a four people Jacuzzi surrounded by sun-pads.

SUERTE Yacht - Exterior

SUERTE Yacht – Exterior

Superyacht SUERTE - Exterior

Superyacht SUERTE – Exterior

Positioned aft of the top deck, the sun-deck of super yacht SUERTE represents another great social area with a touch-and-go helipad, which is large enough for a twin turbine helicopter such as an Augusta 109 to bring guests onboard. At night, the helideck becomes a dance floor with lights, speakers and a DJ station.

Mega yacht SUERTE - Saloon

Mega yacht SUERTE – Saloon

Further to the front, there are two sun pads, as well as an amazing 5-metre swimming pool with built-in stools to enjoy drinks at the bar that ends the pool. The pool is also equipped with a waterfall flowing like a water blade from the superstructure.

SUERTE Yacht - Saloon

SUERTE Yacht – Saloon

Another notable feature aboard SUERTE superyacht represents the crow’s nest that has been designed on the roof where owner and guests can enjoy navigation. This area is accessible via an invisible ladder or using the second elevator leading there from the gym.

Luxury yacht SUERTE - Dining

Luxury yacht SUERTE – Dining

The interiors of luxury yacht SUERTE are modern, but warm and inviting, using only noble and natural materials and ensuring maximum privacy of the owner and his guests. Decoration was very inspired by Japanese houses, with greens, floor to ceiling windows and slate floors.

SUERTE superyacht - Bar

SUERTE superyacht – Bar

The main saloon is a true family/TV room with a lovely U shaped sofa surmounted by a library. There are also comfortably armchairs for over 16 people that can enjoy watching the latest blockbusters on the recessed 88 inches curved screen 4K TV that follows the shape of the black slate wall. Further to the front, a 16 people dining table is centrally positioned and benefits huge floor to ceiling windows, too. On the saloon side, the partition wall is highlighted by a fish tank, while the fore bulkhead is a giant wine display created by Paszkowski.

Super yacht SUERTE - Owners Cabin

Super yacht SUERTE – Owners Cabin

The entire rest of the main deck is devoted to guests accommodations. Four guest cabins and a full-beam VIP suite, which are designed in a very zen style, enjoy total silence compared to usual lower deck positioned guests cabins. All cabins, considering their main deck position, are full of natural light, thanks to oversized windows instead of conventional portholes. Decoration is a mix of washed teak, elegant piano black lacquered details and black marble with some touches of rich leather upholstery.

SUERTE superyacht - VIP Cabin

SUERTE superyacht – VIP Cabin

The lower deck hosts crew members who are benefiting particular attention to volume and ease of work, including TV room, rest area and crew mess. This deck also features a top class galley that was designed by a team of yachts’ chefs and one of Italy’s most renowned restaurateur.

SUERTE Yacht - Twin Cabin

SUERTE Yacht – Twin Cabin

The upper deck is basically divided in two sections. The fore part is entirely devoted to the owner’s apartment with study/library, bathroom with his and her toilets, wardrobe and the cabin itself, which floor is elevated to provide a 180-degree view from the king size bed. The aft part of this deck is a real achievement in design and functionality for guests. The central column funnel the engine dry stack exhaust pipes. One of the two Northern Lights generators is also connected to dry stacks to make sure, when guests are enjoying the beach club, that no fumes could run along the hull when the boat is at anchor.

Luxury yacht SUERTE - Bathroom

Luxury yacht SUERTE – Bathroom

On starboard side is an sofa/bed facing a flat screen TV hidden by a glass panel. This section can be used as a casual TV room but, thanks to sliding walls, it can be isolated to be turned into an extra cabin with bathroom. On port side, there is a Sushi Bar with stools and restaurant styled tables.

The center aft portion of the deck is a panoramic salon with huge flat screen TV, fireplace and baby grand piano. The ceiling, here, is a masterpiece with high glass skylights installed in the bottom of the swimming pool. Moreover, there is a panoramic deck shared between the all integrated glass panel wheelhouse, the captain’s office and the captain’s cabin. The aft part of the deck is the gym, with top class equipment, bathroom, as well as elevator to access the crow’s nest and a rest area.

Tankoa S693 Yacht SUERTE

Tankoa S693 Yacht SUERTE

Luxury motor yacht SUERTE is not only extremely comfortable, but also very quiet, due to her up-to-date sound and vibration insulation devices and technologies. The fore section of her superstructure is made of high tensile steel instead of aluminium. This reduces the propagation of vibrations when the vessel suddenly decelerates when running in big swells. All of the floors, bulkheads and ceilings are floating, thus eliminating parasitic noise.

Both engine’s dry stack exhausts are equipped with carbon filters to limit emissions, satisfying the RINA Green Plus Platinum annotation certificate. Generators are equipped with pressurized exhaust mufflers, mixing exhaust gas with water to reduce noise when at anchor or in a marina as well as soot burners to avoid the black stain that is visible on the sides of most yachts running under generators.

Oceanco Unveils New Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m Yacht at MYS 2015

September 23, 2015

Today, on the opening day of the eagerly awaited Monaco Yacht Show 2015, OCEANCO, located at the QT7 stand – Superyachts Life Area on the T-jetty, has unveiled it new 105m motor yacht Vitruvius Acquaintance. The Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m superyacht was unveiled during a press conference at 9:30 am and represents another important projects by OCEANCO in collaboration with Philippe Briand and Vitruvius Yachts. Below are a few images from the presentation. More information about the new luxury motor yacht Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m will follow shortly. All images were shared through Facebook by Gianluca Poerio of SandPeople Communication

Vitruvius Motor Yacht Acquaintance 105m unveiled at MYS 2015

Vitruvius Motor Yacht Acquaintance 105m unveiled at MYS 2015

Motor Yacht Acquaintance is a spectacular new 105-meter PYC-compliant yacht design. She is “lean and green” and was designed to be 20 percent more fuel efficient than other motor-yachts of her size. With a razor sharp elegance, her fine lines and sleek layout exude an overall feeling of purity and lightness despite her 4302 gross tons.

Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m Superyacht presentation at MYS 2015

Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m Superyacht presentation at MYS 2015

Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m Yacht Presentation

Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m Yacht Presentation

Unveiling of Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m at Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Unveiling of Vitruvius Acquaintance 105m at Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Eco-friendly Arcadia 100 Yacht Hull #1 to be completed by June 2016

September 16, 2015

The eco-friendly Arcadia 100 yacht Hull #1 is currently in build at Arcadia Yachts in Italy, with completion scheduled by June 2016, when she will be handed over to her Owner. The hull of the first Arcadia 100 superyacht has just been completed and fitting out is about to start. The all-new vessel is under construction at 30% of total works, as planned.

Hull of the first Arcadia 100 Yacht

Hull of the first Arcadia 100 Yacht

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 boasts a new concept flying-bridge, convertible into a sheltered third-deck, completely closed and  protected by  the side windows  that  can be  raised up electrically to  meet the  hard-top, exactly  as  it happens for the cars. Therefore the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable with any weather condition. Moreover, the third deck hosts the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables, wet-bar and, externally in the aft, a sun-deck.

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 under construction

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull no. 1 under construction

Arcadia 100’ luxury yacht Hull no. 1 features solar cells of latest generation. These are integrated between external and internal surface of double-glazing panels fitted on top of the largest part of the superstructure. Each double-glazing panel contains a special gas named Krypton, which guarantees a high thermo-isolating coefficient, up to 18° of thermal cooling between interior and exterior temperatures, the equivalent of a 20 cm brick wall.

Rendering of the first Arcadia 100 superyacht

Rendering of the first Arcadia 100 superyacht

The interiors of the first Arcadia 100’ yacht include an on-deck full-beam owner’s cabin and four guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. The main deck hosts an amazing grand living area directly connected to the cockpit, featuring both salon and dining zones. The whole living area on the main deck can be transformed into a ‘patio’ on the sea, thanks to sides sliding doors and gunwale balconies, creating a breath-taking  ‘al-fresco’  zone with a fantastic sea view.

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