Expedition Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

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.

Bering Presents 40m Transoceanic Yacht

January 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

BERING 130 - is a 40 metre newest Expedition Series superyacht model and a flagship of Bering Yachts. This transoceanic yacht was designed by Sabdes Design to cruise in various types of weather conditions.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht

Bering 130 – Steel expedition yacht

Bering 130 features a functional layout over three decks. Not only she is an extremely functional expedition yacht, but she is also a truly luxurious vessel. The main salon provides a great dining area with lot of natural light and panoramic view through large full-height windows. Her spacious sundeck on the flybridge has a wet bar, a large Jacuzzi and lounging areas with sunpads. On the lower deck the guests will find a full equipped gym and massage therapy rooms.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht (2)

Bering 130 -2

The upper deck sky lounge offers a great flow to the external living spaces. There is also a library, captain’s quarters and pilothouse. Alfresco dining area is on the aft of the upper deck, as well as large sun loungers. Main deck exterior also provides a sunbathing area, seating and a coffee table.

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Bering 130 -3

Luxury accommodation comprises of a master stateroom and four voluminous staterooms.

Bering 130 - Steel expedition yacht (3)

Bering 130 -3

With a fuel capacity of 17,000 gallons, this ocean-goer can travel well over 6,000 nautical miles.

Superyachts Explained. What’s Your Type?

January 08, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

A superyacht charter is the ultimate, luxurious holiday experience. Not only are you able to enjoy an exceptional level of freedom and privacy on the water, there’s always plenty to keep you occupied too. From exciting water sport activities to onboard gourmet dining on deck, exploring remote hidden islands to visiting some of the world’s prestigious ports. A superyacht charter vacation offers unsurpassed indulgence and a tailored itinerary, unlike any other type of holiday. When it comes to chartering a superyacht, here are the top options:

1. OPEN STYLE SUPERYACHTS

There’s a fabulous choice of open style superyachts to choose from. This type of yacht design focuses on speed and performance reaching speeds of around 35 knots with ease. Just imagine sailing to St Tropez for lunch then speeding off to Monaco for dinner, while enjoying a refreshing swim along the way. Experience al fresco aft deck dining, water toy fun and sunbathing, all in one day.

Open Style Superyacht Khalila

Open Style Superyacht Khalila

2. CLASSIC SUPERYACHTS

Chartering a classic superyacht will provide you with all the ambience, grace and style of a bygone era of boating. Onboard guests can experience sumptuous luxury, superior craftsmanship, world class cuisine and lavish accommodation. Classic superyachts have exceptional amenities and facilities such as air conditioning, refrigeration, high speed internet access as well as fabulous home entertainment systems.

Classic Motor Yacht MALAHNE

Classic Motor Yacht MALAHNE

3. EXPEDITION AND EXPLORATION SUPERYACHTS

As the name suggests, these types of superyachts are designed to stray off the beaten track. During your voyage you’re bound to see whales and dolphins swimming majestically across the ocean, so don’t forget to take your camera. Wonderful onboard fixtures and fittings will make you feel like a famous celebrity. There’s everything from Danish leather, Italian marble to French toiletries as well as cashmere throws. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go on a chartered expedition superyacht holiday.

Ulysses

Ulysses

4. CORPORATE SUPERYACHTS

What better way to impress clients than by arranging a corporate superyacht trip? Everyone can enjoy and take in spectacular scenery while receiving a first class service from professional crew. Corporate superyachts are renowned for their conference facilities with state-of-the-art technology and laid-back atmosphere. Boost the morale of your employees or hold your next annual general meeting onboard a corporate superyacht.

Superyacht O'Mega can accommodate 28 guests

One of the best corporate superyachts O’Mega can accommodate 28 guests

5. LUXURY SUPERYACHTS

Enjoy freedom, opulence and elegance onboard a luxury superyacht. Exquisite cuisine will be prepared to your liking by your very own personal chef, you can dine whenever and wherever you want to. Interior saloons are spacious and tastefully designed while private cabins are large with individual en suites that often include Jacuzzis and bathtubs. Decks are designed with overflowing space, ideal for sunbathing and other outdoor activities.

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan

6. MEGA YACHTS

Thinking of having a vacation with family or friends? Then reserve a mega superyacht charter. On board you can find vast deck spaces, multi-level entertainment and relaxation areas, VIP state rooms, private en suite bathrooms, lush carpets, fine linens and cabins providing spectacular views of the yacht’s surroundings. There are plenty of special features, Jacuzzis, spas, massage rooms, saunas as well as indoor or open-air gymnasiums.

Megayacht Alfa Nero

Megayacht Alfa Nero

Megayacht Tomorrow

Megayacht Tomorrow

7. HIGH PERFORMANCE SUPERYACHTS

How about going on a high performance superyacht charter journey? With stylish interior and exterior designs throughout, roomy accommodation, large saloons and dining areas, high performance superyachts tick all the right boxes when it comes to a vacation at sea. Set sail for the Windward Islands, Antigua, the South of France or the Indian Ocean to experience what a high performance superyacht charter holiday is all about.

High performance superyacht Astro: max speed 50 kn

High performance superyacht Astro: max speed 50 kn

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High speed and huge size: High performance sailing superyacht Hemisphere

8. MULTI-HULLED SUPERYACHTS

Usually catamarans, these types of vessels are getting bigger and more popular every year. As they glide effortlessly across the water, multi-hulled superyachts have impressive interiors with many assuming two tiered main salons and VIP suites with saunas. For guests there are multiple pools, onboard art galleries, cinemas, grand libraries and one of the main features, sliding glass panels on both sides of the vessel.

Motor Yacht ADASTRA - a McConaghy Boats Trimaran Superyacht

Motor Yacht ADASTRA – a McConaghy Boats Trimaran Superyacht

CharterWorld specialises in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts. When it comes to superyacht charter we are the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

Large group charters to Costa Rica and Panama aboard yacht Sherakhan

November 25, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Looking for a luxury yacht that can accommodate more than the industry average of 12 guests? 70m/230ft superyacht SHERAKHAN will not only take your large party from A to B, she has plenty to entertain all by herself.

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Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN

Built by Vyuk En Zonnen in 2005 and refitted in 2015, this iconic world discovery superyacht can withstand the conditions of the Arctic or the take you on a memorable journey to tropical horizons. This winter, motor yacht SHERAKHAN is available in Costa Rica and Panama before heading to Europe for the 2017 summer season.

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN - Main saloon with wet bar

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN – Main saloon with wet bar

Elegant modern interiors make her the perfect space to celebrate a special occasion, or to use as a venue for a product launch or photo shoot. The dining area seats 26 at its extensive table and guests will find no end of subtle details to discuss in the finishing touches and styling from Rijntjes Interior Design.

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN - Dining area

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN – Dining area

The dining area is overlooked by the upper saloon second tier balconies, all of which which connect to the bottom floor with swooping glass staircases. Efficient ease of access is a priority on board and the lift (elevator) will take guests across the floors so that no one needs to miss a moment of the excitement.

Whether your guests are looking for a high octane time or a relaxing meditative retreat, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN caters to both ends of the spectrum: There are plenty of outdoor sun pads and seating to lay back with a book or enjoy alfresco dining together to the backdrop of Panama.

Sherakhan’s Spa

SHERAKHAN’S gym and spa

The gym combines the best elements of work and play, with plenty of machines for workouts and training before heading to the hot tub and sauna. The spa therapy room has massage services to ease tired muscles and remove stubborn knots after a day making use of the impressive water toys, which include:

  • 2 x Jet skis
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Laser Sail Boats
  • 1 x Inflatable trampoline
  • 2 x Windsurfers
  • 1 x Kayak
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x Water-skis
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Waterslide
  • Towable Toys
Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

At night, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN lights up in elegant and inviting beauty in preparation for an evening of entertainment. When Verkek Yachting Projects created her exterior, they ensured that all 26 guests could be comfortably accommodated within the same area on board: soak up the Costa Rican sun and socialise in the Jacuzzi on the bridge deck or enjoy the sauna and spa therapy rooms in smaller groups.

Regardless of whether your guests are staying in the Master suite or one of the twin cabins, guests are sure to be impressed with the spacious layout that is both comfortable and beautiful to behold.

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN - Twin suite

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN – Twin suite

Guest accommodation includes: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 4 double cabins and 6 twin cabins. Up to 19 crew on board will ensure that every guest is taken care of with plenty of skills and experience to help guests improve on established skills and learn something new.

Superyacht SHERAKHAN is available from $385,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and book your travel dates with CharterWorld to avoid disappointment.

The Revolutionary Explorer TOMAHAWK

November 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

A bespoke brand of Palumbo Group, Columbus Yachts, has unveiled a new explorer superyacht concept. The new concept called TOMAHAWK is a revolutionary explorer vessel that can also be defined as a ship, due to technical and seakeeping features.

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52 m Tomahawk by Columbus Yachts

A long term partner, designer Marco Casali incorporated Palumbo’s expertise in shipbuilding and heritage in the new Tomahawk, describing her as “a yacht inside a ship” At 52 metres in LOA, the superyacht has an internal volume of 499 GT. Her hull and naval architecture were developed by the in-house team in collaboration with by Insenaval. Tomahawk can comfortably cruise in cold and warm waters with a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots, thanks to a pair of 1,528hp MTU 12V 4000 M52R engines.

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Tomahawk will be able to cruise in cold and warm waters

The Columbus Tomahawk sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, including a spacious owner’s suite of 74 square metres. A large terrace will also be dedicated to the owner, including a sunbathing area and Jacuzzi.

Columbus Tomahawk. Aft view

Aft view

The lower deck layout includes the largest beach area ever (200 square metres on 3 levels) and a huge storage space for toys and tenders. Also located on the lower deck, guest accommodation has a direct access to the beach club with a spa, a six-metre swimming pool, which according to the owner’s preference could be possibly transformed into a basketball court. The bimini share support and tender launches will be conducted with the central crane. Entertainment on board features a dining room with a bar and a cinema/karaoke room. The upper deck includes an MCA-compliant helipad.

Columbus Tomahawk. Exterior

Columbus Tomahawk will have a helipad and many other features

 

107m Multimillion Dollar Explorer Mega Yacht ULYSSES in Pictures

November 15, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

With impressive exterior design by Marin Teknik and sumptuous interiors by H2 Yacht Design, ULYSSES is one of the most imposing exploration mega yachts currently cruising our oceans. See a selection of photos, both exterior and interior, in the video by ‘perfect’ below: 

Measuring imposing 107 metres in LOA, this mighty vessel was built by Kleven shipyard and finished by Dorries Marine, offering unprecedented comfort, a huge range of luxury amenities and water toys, as well as a helipad, helicopter hangar, a swimming pool and a 21m tender boat. The latter is lifted onto the foredeck thanks to a couple of specially designed cranes. There is a further selection of tenders for various situations and requirements during ULYSSES’ voyages.

ACCOMMODATION

– 30 very fortunate guests, including the owner, are accommodated in 15 ultra-luxurious suites
– 30 highly experienced professionals, sleeping in 15 crew cabins look after the superyacht as well as her guests

MORE INFO

ULYSSES is an oceangoing luxury yacht, created for extended long-range cruising even in the roughest of sea conditions, thanks to her robust construction by Kleven, specialising in commercial vessels.

At the moment the 107-metre ULYSSES is the 4th largest explorer vessel in the world, but not for long! The 116-metre sister ship to ULYSSES, hull 370 is already under construction at Kleven, commissioned by the same owner.

The new DAMEN Adventure 4008

November 03, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

As the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016 begins, Damen Shipyards receives much attention by presenting two new yachts – Fast & Furious and Adventure 4008. While, Fast & Furious was highly anticipated at the show, as some information was available prior to the FLIBS 2016, the new Adventure 4008 is brand new in the industry. Adventure 4008 is the latest SEA AXE product, following the successful introduction of the DAMEN Yacht Support and SeaXplorer range. The SEA AXE range yachts’ main characteristic is a capability of carrying a much larger amount of toys and tenders on board than any other comparable vessel.

Adventure 4008. Kayak

Adventure 4008. Kayak

Damen found an opportunity on the market for such vessel, as clients requested superyachts measuring less than 40-50 metres, but still with as much storage space as other larger yachts would have. Hence, the new Adventure 4008 meets the new requirements of clients. This sport and adventure yacht features a 140 square-metre artificial teak desk for a helicopter, tenders, vehicles and toys.

Adventure 4008. Remote Fishing

Adventure 4008. Remote Fishing

Apart from having an enormous amount of storage space, Adventure 4008 can accommodate up to 8 guests. Interior layout, entertainment system and finishing are to be designed according to the owner’s preferences. The main deck will comprise of the owner’s stateroom, cabins for guests, a large dining area and, a panoramic lounge situated on a bridge deck. Crew cabins and technical spaces will be located on the lower deck.

Adventure 4008. Kite

Adventure 4008. Kite

Adventure 4008 is totally reliable vessel with proven performance in various environmental conditions.This sport and adventure yacht reaches a maximum speed of 24 knots, while SEA AXE hull design ensures comport and performance. Being a part of the SEA AXE line means that a vessel will be constructed and ready for delivery in as little as 6 months.

Adventure 4008. Dive

Adventure 4008. Dive

The Highest Standard: Project 575 by Admiral

October 25, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Explorer yachts, is the fastest growing trend in the luxury superyachts community. A large number of yacht concepts have been launched earlier this year, however, the new Project 575 by Admiral is setting up a high standard in the expedition category. 

Project 575 by Admiral. Exterior

The 75-metre superyacht is currently under construction and is expected to be delivered in 2018. The new Project 575 is Admiral’s 575th vessel. This Italian shipyard has been operating for a few decades with putting a great emphasis on quality standards. The shipyard is best known for the multi award-winning motor yacht Sea Force OneThe company’s goal has always been to deliver perfection in their yachts, thanks to highly strict production procedures. The International Certification of Ecological Compatibility, held by the entire Admiral line is reassures that strictest regulations in terms of environmental protection have been complied with.

Alike the previous superyacht built by Admiral, Project 575 offered a combination of comfort and explorer vessels’s cruising capability. This go-everywhere superyacht will be able to cruise in icy cold waters and in warm climates.

Project 575 by Admiral. Exterior

The Italian sea Group is currently working on interior design of the Project 575.  To ensure highest comfort conditions for the owner, this four-deck superyacht’s layout features a total of 300 sq m main deck. The main cabin will be located the aft go the main deck, while the lounge area and another cabin will be located at the bow.

Project 575 by Admiral. Exterior

Guests on board will be accommodated on the lower deck, which include 5 guest cabins and 1 cabin for the owner’s staff. The lower deck will provide the access to the beach club, terrace and spa.

The upper deck will include a luxury entertainment area – a theatre with a 199″ large screen. The interior design concept will represent a luxury villa for  the owner and guests with some extra comfort provided, taken into account prolonged amount of time that will be spent on board.

Admiral’s Project 575 also features a helipad able to fit an “Angusta Grande” helicopter. An additional cabin for a designated helicopter pilot is also included in interior layout

You can view a selection of Admiral charter yachts, however, if you would like to get mote information on superyachts that best suite your requirements, please contact our charter brokers here.

Project 575 by Admiral. Exterior

 

OCEANIC 76: an outstanding new entry-level model of the Fast Expedition Vessels

October 18, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new entry-level model of the Fast expedition vessels Oceanic 76 has been recently introduced by Canados. With the fast growing demand for the Oceanic range, their pervious concepts Oceanic 95′, 120′ and 140′ have had great success. This time the new addition to the fleet has attracted much attention and positive reviews upon its official presentation at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival.

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The success of Oceanic 76 can be attributed to a number of great features of the whole project. To being with, hull #1 was sold in March 2016, which was before the official project was presented. Secondly, she has been built from scratch in 5 months and delivered with 1 day delay on the contractual date.

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The owner and his wife who attended the official launch of their luxury yacht mentioned: “When we signed the contract, we were convinced that the boat could not be finished at the promised date, but the Oceanic 76’ GT was really the most desirable boat to us. Today, I can say that we both can’t believe what we see. The respect of the delivery time, the incredible quality in the smallest details is beyond expectations! We are, today, very proud to be part of the Canados family. The boat you’ve build for us is is truly a super-yacht in a small boat package. We previously had 5 boats build in Italy and let me say it, Canados represents the epitome of Italian Excellence. Thank you so much!!!!”

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Thirdly, it is worth to mention that alike Oceanic 76’s sisters Oceanic 95′ and 120′, the luxury yachts features a unique “Displaning” stepped hull that allows running the vessels at low speed in total comfort with reduced fuel consumption. Equipped with twin Caterpillar C18 Asert engine, Oceanic 76 is able to develop 1,150 horsepower, reaching the speed demo 16 to 20 knots with a maximum of 25 knots. Being in line wiht the rest of the Oceanic range, the luxury Oceanic 76 is easy to maintain, very simple to handle and represents superior marine capacities and stability.

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Oceanic 76 will be available in 3 or 4 cabin version and 2 different main deck versions. There will be option of having a fully enclosed galley to the front or an open American styled galley aft. Continuous glass panels provide spectacular view on the main deck. The lower deck cabins are brightly lit wih the natural light, thanks to Canados’s signature recessed horizontal portholes.

The foredeck is equipped with a dinette and access to the crew cabin for two. The tender garage stores a 3.20 metre tender, with the standard hydraulic swimming platform allows to carry a three – seat PWC or a 4-meter tender.canados-oceanic-76-184

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Photos courtesy of Canados Yachts

You can view our selection of Canadon yachts for charter here, however if you are interested in chartering a Canados superyacht this Winter or in Summer 2017, don’t hesitate to contact our charter team for the full list of vessels available.

Yacht Ulysses Video

September 25, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Superyacht Ulysses is an impressive 107m explorer yacht built by Kleven of Norway which is gaining plenty of attention in and around the Monaco Yacht Show this year. She is was built by a New Zealand self made businessman who has many years experience in luxury yacht ownership.

Here is a video of Ulysses showcasing her virtues:

Ulysses Superyacht by Kleven

Ulysses Superyacht by Kleven