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Latest photos of CdM Nauta Air 86′ YOLO Yacht

August 27, 2014

Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has recently released the latest photos of the brand new Nauta Air 86’ YOLO yacht, being put through her paces. To be displayed at next month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, the striking 86-foot motor yacht YOLO (“You Only Live Once”) is a robust and elegant Nauta Air 86′ explorer, beautifully designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yacht Design.

CdM Nauta Air 86 explorer yacht YOLO - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

CdM Nauta Air 86 explorer yacht YOLO - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury motor yacht YOLO - side view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury motor yacht YOLO - side view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury yacht YOLO - side view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury yacht YOLO - side view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

YOLO Yacht - front view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

YOLO Yacht - front view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Super yacht YOLO - aft view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Super yacht YOLO - aft view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

YOLO superyacht - aft view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

YOLO superyacht - aft view - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury explorer yacht YOLO - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Luxury explorer yacht YOLO - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Cantiere delle Marche to attend Cannes Yachting Festival with YOLO and PERCHERON Yachts on display

August 27, 2014

Italian shipyard, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM), will be attending next month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running in the breath-taking French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14. The company will be showcasing the all-new Nauta Air 86’ motor yacht YOLO, as well as the Darwin Class 86’ superyacht Percheron.

CdM Nauta Air 86 motor yacht YOLO at launch

CdM Nauta Air 86 luxury yacht YOLO at launch

The all-new 2014 superyacht YOLO (“You Only Live Once”) is a robust and elegant Nauta Air 86′ explorer, superbly penned by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yacht Design. YOLO mixes up durable substance, seaworthy performance and low fuel consumption with airy, contemporary design, wide exterior space and surprising volumes.

Darwin Class 86 superyacht Percheron by CdM Yachts - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Darwin Class 86 superyacht Percheron by CdM Yachts - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

The lovely 2012 Percheron yacht represents the second Darwin 86 luxury explorer, with exterior design by Sergio Cutolo and interior design by Floris and Veglia. RINA and MCA classed, Percheron can easily sleep her guests in 4 elegant and comfortable staterooms, all en-suite.

PlanetSolar concludes her TerraSubmersa expedition and leaves for Venice, Italy

August 26, 2014

Terrasubmersa, the archaeological mission led by the University of Geneva (UNIGE) aboard the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, was concluded on last Friday, following almost a month in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Greece, of which 11 days were dedicated exclusively to science. The expedition’s objective was to explore the prehistoric landscapes that have been submersed by the waters in the Argolic Gulf, and identify traces of human activity. Aboard the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar and a Greek research vessel, the Alkyon, the scientists took geophysical measurements and carried sub-aquatic excavations in the Bay of Kiladha. The research was preceded by three stopovers, all of which were marked with successfully organized events and visits of the boat. August 23, saw the largest solar-powered boat in the world leave for Venice in Italy, representing her next and last stopover of this year.

PlanetSolar in Napflio - a lovely Greece yacht charter destination - Image credito to PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar in Napflio - a lovely Greece yacht charter destination - Image credito to PlanetSolar

Since July 28, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar has travelled through Greece as part of the UNIGE-led TerraSubmersa expedition. This mission was divided into two distinct phases. The first was to introduce the archaeologists’ work among the public and local authorities through a series of events organized along the three stops (Eretria, Athens, Napflio), while the second phase was exclusively dedicated to archaeological research in the Argolic Gulf.

“The catamaran’s spacious liveable surface and her complete energy independence, as well as her low draught and great maneuverability made it an optimal work platform for the researchers. Once again, the MS Tûranor PlanetSolar has shown that she is an ideal base for scientific research, and reaffirms her many versatile uses!” declared the ship’s captain, Gérard d’Aboville.

PlanetSolar from above

PlanetSolar from above - Image credit to PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar is extremely satisfied with this mission. At each stopover, the ship was met with enthusiasm by the public, and drew the attention of Greek authorities. Thus, more than 2,000 people stepped through the catamaran’s walkway. Moreover, PlanetSolar had the opportunity to welcome local political figures aboard, including Konstantinos Tassoulas, the Greek minister of culture, Giannis Maniatis, the Greek minister of the environment, energy, and climate change, as well as the wife of the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras. On the Swiss side, PlanetSolar also notably welcomed Walter Steinmann, director of the Federal Energy Office (OFEN).

Currently, the ship and her crew are sailing towards Venice. They are expected to drop anchor in the City of Doges on September 4.

PlanetSolar underway

PlanetSolar underway - Image credit to PlanetSolar

Preliminary results of the TerraSubmersa Expedition

This Greek-Swiss expedition, led by UNIGE in collaboration with the Laténium of Neuchâtel, the Greek Service for Underwater Antiquities, the Swiss School of Archeology in Greece, and the Hellenic Center for Maritime Research, aimed to explore the prehistoric landscapes that have been submerged by the waters of the Argolic Gulf, in order to map them and to identify any potential traces of human activity.

At the end of the last Ice Age, about 20,000 years ago, the sea level was considerably lower than it is today. By mapping the landscapes that have disappeared underwater, archaeologists hope to understand the dynamics through which coastal zones were populated. In the TerraSubmersa expedition, research focused on the Franchti cave, located on the northern shore of the Bay of Kiladha, which was used for close to 35,000 years, from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic ages.

PlanetSolar

PlanetSolar - Image credit to PlanetSolar

“We collected fantastic data, whose analysis will take two years of work,” enthuses Julien Beck, the expedition’s lead scientist. “The preliminary results are encouraging!”. In fact, by mapping the seabeds, the researchers found paleobeaches dating back to different periods in prehistory. All signs lead to believe that these beaches were visited by the users of the Franchti cave, in which scientists recovered shells and the fish bones. Furthermore, faults indicating tectonic shifts in the Argolic Gulf have been detected with the echo-sonar installed aboard the solar-powered ship. These faults could explain the difference in depth of the paleobeaches.

Latest photos of Fifth Ocean 24 motor yacht DESTINY

August 26, 2014

Measuring 24 meters in length, luxury motor yacht Destiny is a robust steel displacement ocean-going explorer, built by the Ukrainian manufacturer, Fifth Ocean Yachts (FOY). The Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny has been superbly designed by Ginton Naval Architectswith interior design by the yard’s in-house team, in accordance to the Owner wishes. Currently for sale, Destiny will be officially presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, running in the glamorous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14. She will be berthed at Super Yachts Extension sector, stand SYE016 in the Le Vieux Port. Below are the latest images of the FOY 24 Destiny, released by Fifth Ocean Yachts.

Fifth Ocean 24 super yacht Destiny

Fifth Ocean 24 super yacht Destiny - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Superyacht Destiny from above

Superyacht Destiny from above - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Super yacht Destiny - aft view

Super yacht Destiny - aft view - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury explorer yacht Destiny underway

Luxury explorer yacht Destiny underway - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny

Luxury yacht Destiny - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Destiny Yacht - Decks

Destiny Yacht - Decks - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts


Monaco Yacht Show to once again feature New Zealand Street

August 22, 2014

Next month will see the New Zealand Street return to the Monaco Yacht Show, with another spread of innovative companies. These will display the strength of New Zealand’s superyacht industry.

New Zealand Street

New Zealand Street

New Zealand Street will once again return to the Monaco Yacht Show, with a line up of companies ready to show the strength of New Zealand quality to the wider industry. Distinctive with its New Zealand forest scene shade stretching across Quai Jarlan, companies exhibiting on New Zealand Street include industry stalwart McMullen & Wing, specialist exterior helm company, IMED, and the South Pacific’s premier superyacht regatta, the New Zealand Millennium Cup.

New Zealand companies will present a united front, supported by a Destination New Zealand stand in the centre of the street, as they present their world-leading products and services. Destination New Zealand is an initiative formed by Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Tourism New Zealand, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and NZ Marine, to spread the word on the diversity of cruising available along New Zealand’s coastlines. The stand will act as the heart of New Zealand street, with itinerary advice and plenty of information for both owner and crew available.

Events Clothing is one New Zealand Street exhibitor known for its ethos combining quality with sustainability in crew uniforms. The company, which successfully supplies innovative products including their Grinder Polo made from recycled products – three plastic bottles and two cups of coffee in every polo to be exact – is going one better for this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Events’ new high-performance, eco-friendly Keel shorts are made from recycled goods to form a quick-dry, water repellent fabric; a combination sure to find favour with crew who like their uniforms as easy to wear as they are easy on the environment.

MedAire will introduce exciting new products at this year’s show, as well as have their expert team on-site to help crew choose the onboard medical equipment that best suits their, and their guests’ needs – both at sea and on shore. MedAire will demonstrate how their quality medical and security advice, information, and assistance help yacht crew and guests around the world; supported by MedAire’s medical kit systems and MCA-compliant first responder training.

As unique as the pristine coastline they’re crafted on, McMullen & Wing craft striking superyachts which perform. Yachts created by McMullen & Wing are renowned for being exceptionally-capable vessels; a capability which proves itself at launch as many McMullen & Wing new builds take advantage of New Zealand’s diverse coastlines for their inaugural cruise. These are yachts which are to be used, enjoyed and loved; but it’s on water that they truly come to life and show what they’re capable of.

50m Motor Yacht by McMullen and Wing

50m explorer yacht 'yard number 1016' by McMullen and Wing

Orams Marine is a leading marine centre for superyacht refit and refurbishment in the southern hemisphere, offering a range of marina work berths in flexible configuration from 30m to 96m. Striking Royal Huisman-built S/Y Athena will be at the show, displaying the handiwork of a nine month refit at Auckland’s Orams Marine. The 90m Royal Huisman three-masted schooner undertook a complete repaint of the hull and superstructure by the experienced team at Orams.

Tourism Fiji will be tempting yachts looking for adventurous seas to explore, with the next generation-appeal of the South Pacific as a cruising destination. New, comprehensive facilities at Port Denarau Marina in Fiji have transformed the Pacific nation into a destination in its own right and Tourism Fiji’s stand, incorporating Port Denarau Marina, and Yacht Help Fiji, will be on hand at the show to help owners and captains plan their Fijian sojourn.

At this year’s show, Southern Spars is celebrating 25 years of innovation and evolution, manufacturing and installing custom-made spars for all kinds of sailing yachts. This past year has been particularly busy for Southern, with six superyacht and eight grand prix/race spars delivered and installed. Southern Spars are hosting a breakfast at the Fairmount Hotel in the Salle de la Mer conference room from 8:15am to 9:45am, Thursday September 26th.

IMED offer something different to the superyacht industry. The Auckland-based company design and build watertight, functional outdoor helm stations, allowing the skipper precision control from the deck, with a helm crafted in carbon fibre, membrane or glass

Having been successfully fitted on S/Y Genevieve, S/Y Destination, S/Y Silvertip, and the tenders of M/Y A, among others, this is the first time the watertight, user-friendly and aesthetically-pleasing control panels will be on display at a European boat show.

Robinson Interiors are New Zealand’s most experienced yacht interior company who manufacture and install bespoke yacht interiors both in NZ and around the world for new build and refit projects. They’ll be on hand at MYS to advise both new build and refit clients on the latest innovation in superyacht interiors, delivered to an exceptional standard.

On site at New Zealand Street will be industry experts to guide you in making the most out of this island nation, for cruising, new build or refit. Representatives from the South Pacific’s premier regatta, the New Zealand Millennium Cup, will also be on hand to help with any enquiries. Don’t miss the chance to stop by the shaded forest atmosphere of New Zealand Street for a warm Pacific welcome and cool break in the bustle of the Monaco Yacht Show.

New Zealand marine industry companies exhibiting at MYS include:

Robinson Interiors

Events Clothing QJ13

Southern Spars QJ2

Tourism Fiji QJ6

New Zealand Millennium Cup QJ3

Destination NZ QJ3

McMullen & Wing QJ14

MedAire QJ12

Orams Marine QJ6

IMED QJ10

Doyle Sails QJ1

North Sails QJ4

TNL GAC Pindar

37 South

Harken QJ5

Magnus Marine QJ11

Alloy Yachts QT15

Hall Spars QS28

Manson Anchors QJ20

Asia Pacific Superyachts

Marine Management Ltd

Photos from construction of first motor yacht Bering 80 by Bering Yachts

August 20, 2014

Last month saw Bering Yachts release the photos from the construction of the first motor yacht Bering 80. As the photos show,  the first stage of welding of the 24-metre superyacht Bering 80 hull has been completed. The hull has been mounted, and the main deck and superstructure are in the process of assembling. Due to be delivered in late spring 2015, this lovely explorer-style yacht can be characterized by a sea-kindly motion in heavy weather, reliability and ultimate seaworthiness of design.

First expedition yacht Bering 80 under construction - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Hull of the first expedition yacht Bering 80 under construction - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Motor yacht Bering 80 in build - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Motor yacht Bering 80 hull in build - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Superyacht Bering 80 - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Hull of superyacht Bering 80 - Photo credit to Bering Yachts

Latest 24.40m Explorer Motor Yacht Concept by P.B. Behage

August 14, 2014

P. B. Behage from the Netherlands has proudly introduced his all-new 24.40m Explorer motor yacht concept. The idea behind the 24.40m P.B. Behage Explorer superyacht concept is that it can be used as a real family yacht, suitable for discovering coasts as well as rivers.

24.40m PB BEHAGE Explorer Motor Yacht Concept

24.40m PB BEHAGE Explorer Motor Yacht Concept

Beautifully proportioned and powerful, with every comfort and facility on board for long cruising, the 24.40m P.B. Behage superyacht concept meets Lloyds and MCA requirements. Designed in full-displacement and semi-displacement versions, the concept represents a hybrid design, constructed to high standards with many innovative systems ideas.

The 24.40m P.B. Behage yacht concept features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, combined with a Triclad or DeltCouple profile construction.

The 24.40m P.B. Behage luxury yacht concept is subdivided into six compartments, offering a very spacious structural double bottom/bilge with bulkheads, divided into sectors by means of watertight bulkheads, which not only hold in double bottom a large quantity of liquid such as fuel and drink water but also guarantee safety in case of a collision with floating objects.

P.B. Behage puts emphasis on a major weight saving and lower weight in yacht construction, paying attention to the creation of lightweight interiors but with a height standard for quality.

P.B. Behage has achieved a reduction in noise and vibration to ensure that this Explorer yacht is suited for an optimal luxury cruising.

All areas aboard the 24.40m P.B. Behage yacht concept are well isolated and stimulated by different factors according to comfort and sea conditions.

Height in the accommodation is 2.05 to up 2.15 meters.

Upper deck fly bridge: The second steering bridge is professionally equipped and covered by Biminis and the mast.

The fly bridge is open in order to create a huge deck for comfy seats/lounge and sunbathing including bar, barbeque and other facilities such as sun protection etc, resulting in the right design for Mediterranean and Caribbean cruising. In addition, there is air conditioning and heating in all cabins.

Main deck: Layout has been designed to be voluminous, built in seating can be found on the aft deck against the aft bulwarks. In addition, there is a spacious salon with desk and between salon and wheelhouse there is a dining, galley and day toilet place.

A tender is located on the fore deck. Between wheelhouse and fore deck there is a real Portuguese bridge.

In the aft transom there is a swim platform with shower, providing access to the water toys.

The lower deck can accommodate six guests and crew.

A full-beam master stateroom and guest cabins are positioned forward of the engine room. The owner’s stateroom is fitted with a large walk-in wardrobe and a stunning bathroom with a sauna. In addition, there are two large sized guest cabins, one of them being a twin cabin with a possibility to add a Pullman, and forward there are VIP double cabins and the forepeak.

Accommodation between after peak and engine room is destined for crew with lounge quarter. This area is separate from guest cabins.

The 24.40m P.B. Behage yacht design meets with present day requirements and includes more innovative ideas, focusing on practicality, resulting in an easy to handle family yacht.

The possibility for the vessel to be built with other materials is under investigation.

P.B. BEHAGE EXPLORER 24.40m Yacht Concept:

General main particulars E24.40m

Length Hull 24.40 m/ 80.2 ft

L. W.L. 22.60 m/ 74.2 ft

Beam Hull 6.58 m/ 21.6 ft

Draught Half-Stored 2.05 m/ 6.7 ft

Fuel 23.400 L

Fresh water tank 2.400 L (Include water makers)

Total Capacities other tank 2.250 L

Engines 2 x 235 kW (320 hp) 2.400 rpm

Bow thruster 1x 44 kW (60 hp)

Generator 2x 25 kW (34 hp)

The concept includes an Atlas shore power converter, which allows connection to any shore service worldwide.

Systems for stabilizers, passerelle and crane are hydraulic.

Latest 42m motor yacht ANOTHER DIMENSION concept by Dennis Ingemansson

August 14, 2014

Swedish designer, Dennis Ingemansson, has proudly unveiled his latest 42-metre motor yacht Another Dimension concept. Superyacht Another Dimension project is a functional explorer yacht, designed with an overall modernistic spirit.

42m super yacht Another Dimension concept by Dennis Ingemansson

42m super yacht Another Dimension concept by Dennis Ingemansson

The helipad is fully certified to keep an EC155 helicopter – or keep a 15m tender instead. Other jetskis and jetboat are located in the tender garage in the front. On sun deck a jacuzzi area with additional minibar is offered for the owner.

Luxury yacht Another Dimension concept underway

Luxury yacht Another Dimension concept underway

In the 42m Another Dimension yacht project the simplicity of geometry primivites were under inspection of study. The aim was to create a modernistic harmony. Due the simplicity of the design the construction is also friendly and price competitive.

Luxury motor yacht Another Dimension concept

Luxury motor yacht Another Dimension concept

The modernistic design touch gives a personal signature of the owner. It’s a signature of his advanced taste in contemporary art.

Preliminary Specifications of luxury yacht Another Dimension concept

Length Overall: 42,25 m

Beam: 9,67m

Draft: 3,25m

Crew: 6 + captain

Gross Tonnage: 499GRT

Range: 5000 nautical miles at 13 Knots

Top speed 25 knots

Builder: To Be Decided

Idea & Design development by Dennis Ingemansson 2010 – 2014

Launch of first Nauta Air 90 motor yacht NOGA by Cantiere delle Marche

August 13, 2014

Italian shipyard, Cantiere delle Marche (CdM), has successfully launched the first Nauta Air 90 motor yacht NOGA. The brand new superyacht NOGA has been entirely designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Yacht Design. Below is a photo of the recently launched Nauta Air 86 yacht YOLO – a smaller sister ship to NOGA. The official information and images of the latest CdM launch are still expected to be released by the shipyard.

CdM explorer yacht YOLO at launch - a smaller sister ship to Nauta Air 90 Yacht NOGA

CdM explorer yacht YOLO at launch - a smaller sister ship to Nauta Air 90 Yacht NOGA

Nauta Air 90 luxury yacht NOGA offers lovely and comfortable accommodation in four spacious guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. The main deck hosts an open plan saloon, which opens onto a generous cockpit.

CdM super yacht NOGA is run by twin Caterpillar C18 Acert diesel engines. She is expected to achieve a maximum speed of 16 knots.

Extensive refit on 56m motor yacht ALUCIA completed by Diverse Projects

August 11, 2014

The project management team at Diverse Projects has successfully completed a full 12-month refit on the 56m motor yacht Alucia, representing the company’s most complex refit to date. The refit of expedition yacht Alucia included a break period in the middle to accommodate a scheduled cruise.

56m explorer yacht Alucia refitted by Diverse Projects

56m explorer yacht Alucia refitted by Diverse Projects

The refit of superyacht Alucia was an extensive upgrade of the unique 40-year old vessel, built specifically as a heavy lift ship and launch/recovery platform for diving and submersible operations, in order to continue its commercial SOLAS standards and stay in survey for its multi-faceted operational requirements.

Luxury motor yacht Alucia

Luxury motor yacht Alucia

A challenging engineering refit program saw the installation of an engine exhaust purification system sup-plied by Hugs Engineering of Switzerland. Both the main engines and the four gensets required the purification units to be installed which involved the reworking of the most of the vessels internal exhaust system.

Alucia Yacht - aft view

Alucia Yacht - aft view

The extensive and complex program, strict budget and an incredibly tight time frame saw works which in-cluded a full maintenance and upgrade of super yacht Alucia’s submarine and dive control systems through to the full replacement of the interior overhead lining system.

The mantra of the Diverse Projects team is to keep the client and their management team fully informed on the project at all times, and to this end they have developed their own software system which is used on all projects they are involved with. This keeps clients totally involved and aware of the job progress and associated costs in real time. The information is conveyed in a totally transparent way with live data and comprehensive weekly reports distributed to the client’s management team, with conference calls integrated on a daily and weekly basis.

Super yacht Alucia

Super yacht Alucia

Diverse Projects’ advantage is its virtual shipyard approach. The Diverse team have an extensive network of yards and contractors, with no fixed commitments to those suppliers, giving the Diverse team the ability to cherry pick global providers and present their clients with the quickest possible project time at the best price and of the best quality. The approach delivers the owner a new build or refit project free of the risk of shipyard difficulties and which can be completed in the shortest possible frame of time.

Other projects that Diverse Projects have been involved in include the new build motor yacht Black Pearl, the first warranty period for the highly acclaimed charter yacht Big Fish, and completion of sport-fish yacht Satu; a sport fish yacht completed to the specifications of a superyacht.