Expedition Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Innovative Explorer Yacht ‘ROCK’ Under Construction in Turkey

April 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Another superyacht explorer yacht is currently under construction in Turkey. The reputable shipbuilder Vripack revealed details about the new explorer superyacht that is currently under construction at Evadne Yachts. “Rock” is the name of the new 24-metre vessel, which has a number of outstanding features.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - exterior

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – exterior

The concept was described as an SUV yacht, which was created by Robin de Vries of Vripack. Rock boats Mastervolt Lithium-ion batteries, able to run air conditioning and stabilisers system for long hours, which makes her an incredible “green” yacht. Designed with a fast-displacement hull, motor yacht Rock will be able to reach a top speed of 16 knots, as she is powered by two CAT C12 engines at 1000ph. She can comfortably cruise at the speed of 12 knots with a Transatlantic range of 3000 nm.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - interior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – interior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - skylounge

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – skylounge

With an overall length of 24 metres, this boat has 170 sqm interior space and 140 sqm exterior living. What is more, her interior layout will resemble a contemporary loft rather than a traditional style of yachts. Maple wood, soft fabrics, and other stunning design elements will be used in the creation of the interior styling. A total of 8 guests is accommodated aboard explorer yacht Rock.

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock - exterior render

Vripack & Evadne Motor yacht Rock – exterior render

Rock’s owner, Ali Sayakci commented on the superyacht project: “Last few decades mega yachts went into an adolescent race of length. While providing more space and comfort at the same time they probably are alienating the passengers from a connection to the sea and nature. For me, Vripack managed to pack a super yacht comfort and floor space in a moderate size while achieving an impressive speed.”

Rock will be ready for a launch in 2018.

Special offer: Reduced price for Greenland charters gap with M/Y Legend

April 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

From the 1st – 8th of June, explorer yacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT) is offering charter groups the chance to discover the beauty of Greenland at a greatly reduced rate: €475,00 per week plus expenses instead of her usual charter price of €560,000.

Superyacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT). Photo credit: Diana Yacht Design

Superyacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT). Photo credit: Diana Yacht Design

Built by Icon Yachts, her opulent classic interiors will make guests feel pampered whether celebrating a special occasion or just sightseeing in the spectacular contrasts of the far north.

On board, guests will find a Balinese spa, a swimming pool, gym, cinema and a helipad for transit to and from land-based destinations, other superyachts and for sightseeing from a bird’s eye view.

Superyacht LEGEND has an impressive range of water toys not available on the majority of luxury yachts, including a 3-person submarine and snow scooters.

Capable of sleeping up to 26 guests over 13 cabins, she has more than double the accommodation capacity of most yachts of her size.

Greenland, Nuuk. Photo credit: David Stanley

Greenland, Nuuk. Photo credit: David Stanley

Find out more and read the full article on explorer yacht LEGEND, or contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates now.

20 of the Best America’s Cup Luxury Yachts for Charter

April 07, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 35th America’s Cup is almost around the corner and in no time we will be holding our breaths following the most important and one of the most exhilarating of sailing events on this year’s calendar. Those of you that want nothing less than the top service, top view and the top accommodation over this period, we have chosen no less than 20 of the best charter yachts that are available for the event. This year’s race will take place from 26th May through to 27th June 2017 in the beautiful setting of Bermuda, off the East Coast of North America, giving you the opportunity to not only follow the action on the water but also discover Bermuda’s pink-sand beaches and relaxed atmosphere. This is only a selection of the vessels and there might be others that could suit your requirements better, so don’t hesitate too much and contact our brokers for additional information and advice, as well as the full list of yachts that correspond to your budget and style.

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND - Photo credit RALI New Zealand

EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND – Photo credit RALI New Zealand

“Yachting enthusiasts from around the world will turn their attention to the Great Sound, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will race to achieve the oldest trophy in international sport.” America’s Cup 2017

Spanish Point Bermuda - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

THE YACHTS

MARIE

Yet another perfect and sophisticated yacht to view the race in style, envied by the rest of the spectators. Marie was designed by Andre Hoek and constructed by Vitters. The 2010-launched vessel can sleep four guests in two twin cabins, two guests in the VIP suite and two in the elegant master suite. The master stateroom also boasts a private deckhouse and cockpit.

Sailing Ketch Marie - Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Sailing Ketch Marie – Image credit Tom Nitsch Image

Interiors are modern, with styling and decoration by David Easton. Anigre-crafted panels and traditional art pieces are the main features, adding to her warm and homely ambience. There is a lovely outdoor seating and dining area to accommodate all guests either for a nice meal or to socialise and relax. Marie also has an impressive sail area, well-balanced with the hull in order to be easily steered manually in all wind conditions.

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

The cockpit offers a fabulous possibility for outdoor dining and relaxation aboard SY MARIE

H

The exquisite luxury yacht H is a fantastic 42.6m vessel that can accommodate up to ten people in five cabins. This yacht was delivered by Benetti in 2015 and usually cruises around Bermuda during the summer months. With her very modern and artistic interior, H has a stunning cocktail bar found near the glass dining table in the open plan main saloon. There’s also a cinema screen and lots of seating for guests to relax on.

Luxury yacht H cruising - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Luxury yacht H cruising – Photo courtesy of Benetti

Talk about the race with fellow passengers at a shaded dining table on the deck while enjoying a tasty meal. Chill out in the lounge bar that also has comfortable seats and a TV to watch highlights of this ever-popular yacht race. The deck is also spacious enough to feature a Jacuzzi, a beach club with sun loungers and many sun pads.

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H - Photo courtesy of Benetti

Great Beach Club on motor yacht H – Photo courtesy of Benetti

SYCARA V

Charter the Sycara V for an out of this world experience. The 68.15m superyacht has a dark blue hull and sleeps up to 12 in six cabins. Delivered in 2010 by Nobiskrug this yacht has plenty of water toys, a Jacuzzi, sun pads and a cocktail bar. How about a workout session in the well-equipped gym? Then afterwards have a relaxing massage or an hour, if you can stand it, in the steam room.

SYCARA V from above - photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

SYCARA V from above – photo credit Nobiskrug shipyard

There’s also a TV lounge and a home office if you need to keep in touch with colleagues back at the office. The stunning beach club has an elegant reception area where you can dry off after a swim. Dine at one of the four al fresco dining spots to enjoy a delicious meal while waiting for the sun to set. With a weekly charter rate of 585,000 Euros, Sycara V is certainly a superyacht that will give you a great vantage point for the Cup.

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V - Photo credit Nobiskrug

Amazing al fresco dining possibilities on SYCARA V – Photo credit Nobiskrug

DRUMBEAT

Drumbeat is a magnificent vessel and one that wouldn’t look out of place to charter at the America’s Cup. Accommodating up to 11 people in five cabins, Drumbeat is ideal for families who can’t get enough of this heart-stopping race. At 53m in length, this superyacht has roomy lower decks where spectators can gather in the large saloon. The beautifully decorated dining room plays host to intimate suppers by candlelight.

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

Sailing yacht DRUMBEAT

The bridge deck and aft deck are where you can enjoy a scrumptious breakfast before finding the perfect spot to settle and watch the world’s fastest sailing yachts battle for the glory. Relax on the comfortable sun pads while the children are kept entertained in the beach club. They can choose from a huge selection of water toys, too.

“We were most pleased. I cannot commend enough our Captain and crew. We loved DRUMBEAT and would highly recommend it’s charter to all. ” Charters in Vanuatu, South Pacific

Brakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

Breakfast aboard Sailing Yacht DRUMBEAT by Dubois Naval Architects

LADY KATHRYN V

This sleek, stylish 62m motor yacht was delivered in 2011 by Lürssen and holds up to 12 guests in six beautifully furnished cabins. The interior of the vessel was designed by Adam Lay Studio. Feeling like a stately home, Lady Kathryn V has a large saloon complete with grand piano. Relax in a conservatory-like room, just right for afternoon tea or in the lounge with a champagne bar.

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

Lady Kathryn V by Lurssen Yachts

There’s sufficient deck space to seat guests for a dinner party. In between the races, you can take an hour or so to sunbathe on the owner’s private terrace lying on a sun pad or chill out in the Jacuzzi. With a good choice of water toys from jet skis to diving gear, a gym and a golfing equipment, their plenty to do while on holiday in Bermuda.

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

Inside the superyacht LADY KATHRYN V by Lurssen Yachts

MALTESE FALCON

This beautiful and iconic 88m yacht underwent massive refurbishment in the winter of 2015-2016 and is now the ideal vessel to charter alongside the America’s Cup race. Sleeping up to 12 passengers in six cabins the yacht has three enormous masts and magnificent sails. It incorporates an on-deck Jacuzzi, an al fresco cinema screen as well as outdoor dining tables for you to enjoy an evening meal under the stars.

The one and only Maltese Falcon

The one and only Maltese Falcon

With a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a reading room, formal dining room and bar this exquisite sailing yacht also boasts a beautiful spa treatment area with a masseuse. The spacious saloon is perfect to meet up with other guests to talk about the current events. For something a little different, take advantage of the water toys which include four tenders, scuba diving equipment, jet skis, water skis and an inflatable water slide.

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

Great dining aboard Maltese Falcon

MONDANGO 3

Sleek, stylish and great to look at. Mondango 3 can accommodate up to 11 guests in five superb cabins. This spectacular yacht can also host about 25 spectators to join you on board to watch the race at close quarters while at anchor.

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts - Image credit to Chris Lewis

56m MONDANGO 3 by Alloy Yachts – Image credit to Chris Lewis

This 56.4m sailing beauty has a Jacuzzi, sun pads, an al fresco dining table and plenty of sun loungers on deck. There’s also a good-sized swim platform as well as a side boarding platform. With a huge cinema screen in the main saloon, a gorgeous dining room and a contemporary interior, designed by Reymond Langton Design, this vessel is one of the many ideal choices for your next ‘holiday with a difference’.

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

Sit back and relax aboard Mondango 3

ELEONORA

The classically designed sailing yacht Eleonora represents a luxurious vessel that was delivered in 2000 by GraafShip, designed similarly to Westward, a well-known racing schooner.

 Luxury Schooner Eleonora - Photo by Franco Pace

Luxury Schooner Eleonora – Photo by Franco Pace

Having a huge deck with sun pads and al fresco dining facilities, Eleonora is ideal for relaxing. If you prefer being more energetic try one of the three tenders, water skis and snorkelling gear on board. With a wood panelling interior and 19th-century style furnishings, the open plan dining area and lounge are ornate, yet very homely and inviting. The four guest cabins have plenty of storage space and writing desks, useful if you want to keep in touch with family or friends and tell them just how exciting your holiday in Bermuda has been.

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

Complete relaxation aboard ELEONORA after a day of great sailing

SAFIRA

What can you say about this beautiful vessel that hasn’t already been said? This custom-built, eco-friendly superyacht is 39.2 metres long and won the Naval Architecture Award in 2014 at the Showboats Design Awards. Delivered in 2013 by Newcastle Marine she was refitted in 2015 and can sleep 12 guests in five spacious cabins.

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Motor Yacht SAFIRA cruising

Safira is one of the best luxury yachts to sail on. Picture the scene: sitting on the top deck or in the Jacuzzi sipping a cocktail from the nearby bar. What could be better than watching some of the world’s fastest sailing vessels racing against each other? Dine al fresco then catch up with fellow passengers to talk about the day’s action in the main saloon. Watch a movie later in the TV lounge or work out in the gym. After an interesting day, it’s time to return to your cabin. The master suite has his and hers walk-in wardrobe along with luxurious en suite bathroom in marble and stonework and a large, super comfortable bed to regain your energy for the next day of excitement ahead.

MARAE

Charter the fabulous Marae to coincide with the AC events. This sleek and streamlined yacht was delivered in 2004 by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand and received a refit in 2014. Expect only the very best onboard of this vessel, which is perfect for relaxing, private holidays or for accommodating a group of friends to join you for a cocktail or two.

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

The beautiful sailing yacht MARAE from above

Six guests are accommodated in three luxury cabins. There’s plenty of room to sunbathe on the comfortable sun pads or dine al fresco so you don’t miss out on any of the yacht races. On the lower deck, there’s a beautiful saloon with dining area, all in wood panelling along with nautical themed upholstery. Have some nibbles in the upper saloon in the evening to talk about the day’s yachting activities before moving onto the formal dinner served by a highly-experienced on board crew.

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

Classically styled, marine-themed interiors of sailing yacht Marae

PIONEER

When you first step on board, you know you’re in good hands. Custom-built by Palmer Johnson, delivered in 1996, this 46m explorer yacht is big enough to accommodate 10 guests in five cabins. Having received a refit in 2015, Pioneer offers fresh interiors with a modern touch and classic comfort.

Motor Yacht PIONEER

Motor Yacht PIONEER

This magnificent yacht has a traditional dining room with a dark wooden table and amazing sea views. It’s a great place to get together with other guests and enjoy a fantastic meal prepared by your personal chef; while the adjoining saloon is ideal for socialising, play a game of cards or simply chat about the day’s events. If you like a book to keep you company, then the onboard library will be your refuge; if sport and fitness are your passion then look no further, as Pioneer also offers an on-board gymnasium to keep you healthy and strong. With its’s split-level sundeck there are always secluded places to sunbathe and unwind. Hop into the Jacuzzi to cool off or sit on one of the comfortable sofas and just relax. You’ll also find a small breakfast bar as well as al fresco dining possibilities on board.

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

Lower sundeck on PIONEER with Jacuzzi and sunloungers

MARTHA ANN

At 70 metres built by Lurssen and designed by Espen Oeino with interiors by Francois Zuretti, this yacht is simply a head turner, offering everything you might need to impress your guests. With a professional crew of 21, you can rest assured that your needs will be met and expectations exceeded.

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Lurssen Yacht MARTHA ANNA

Accommodation includes seven lovely cabins with en suite bathrooms, divided into six doubles and one twin cabin. The dramatic guest lobby boasts a spectacular glass elevator and a beautiful staircase. There are numerous conversation areas as well as dining possibilities, both indoor and outside. Sunloungers, Jacuzzi and plenty of water toys complete the picture when planning for that perfect vacation in America.

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

Classically styled main saloon with grand piano aboard MARTHA ANN

MINE GAMES

Yet another beauty to add to the list to choose from. Mine Games spreads 62 metres in length and over 10 metres in width, offering great space both inside and out. There are no issues when it comes to entertainment and fun aboard Mine Games, with a large spa pool, a Turkish bath, a gymnasium and even a grand piano for those funky summer nights to set the mood.

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

MINE GAMES (ex Bistango) superyacht under way

Twelve guests can be accommodated overnight in six luxurious cabins with luxury amenities and en suite bathrooms. The master suite is located on the main deck forward and includes a dressing room, a studio and a lounge area, as well as his and hers bathrooms. The bedroom is raised and opens up onto the foredeck area offering magnificent views.

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

Inviting sun deck with a Jacuzzi to watch amazing horizons from aboard MINE GAMES

RHINO

Rhino has it all! Waterslide, jacuzzi, wakeboard, water skis, trampoline and a list goes on and on. No need to worry when you charter this vessel, as everyone, from the youngest to the young at heart will find something to their taste. The yacht is almost 47 metres long with accommodation in five cabins to up to ten guests on board.

Endless fun aboard RHINO including all exciting water slide

Endless fun aboard RHINO including exciting water slide

A professional crew of 10 is ideal to cater for you and your guests, ensuring everything is top-notch and all your requirements are met. Invite additional guests to join you on board during the races and enjoy this spectacle in great company aboard a great vessel. And for that special touch: for the AC charter, the 74’ Rhino Fish will also be available, able to cruise onto the race course!!

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

Enjoying the lovely sunshine and summer breeze around the Jacuzzi aboard RHINO

GREY MATTERS

Measuring just about 46 metres and spreading about 8 metres in width, Grey Matters was built by Palmer Johnson with interiors by renowned Nuvolari Lenard studio of Italy. The accommodation offers five cabins for up to ten guests in total. There is a crew of seven on board ensuring great comfort and memorable stay on board.

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportsyacht Grey Matters

Palmer Johnson 150 Sportyacht Grey Matters

The yacht offers a VIP package with confirmed dockage at the AC Race Village/Royal Naval Dockyard on the outside of the Breakwater Wall. The America’s cup charter rate includes a 37-foot Axopar St tender with additional two crew members to watch the race.

“We had a great time on Grey Matters. The yacht and crew were just right – and we enjoyed every kind of watersport equipment onboard. The yacht was equipped with the best stabilisation system that we have tried so far. In short – the best charter so far with a very interacting and great crew. Happy Days.” Charter in France

ROSEHEARTY

Rosehearty has a prime birth secured at the 2017 America’s Cup village as well as a VIP spectator Flag. She is a 50-metre Perini Navi-built sailing yacht launched in 2006 and refitted in 2016. The yacht has contemporary and inviting interiors by the renowned designer Christian Liaigre and accommodates up to 12 guests in seven stylish cabins with en suite bathrooms.

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

2006 Ron Holland sailing yacht Rosehearty

Appreciated for her stability and windward sailing performance enhanced by a deep swing keep set within a shoal ballasted fixed keel, Rosehearty is a popular charter yacht amongst the guests looking for a true sailing experience and action on the water. While she is fabulous for hands-on sailing and an active holiday, she has also plenty of areas to relax and enjoy the race or engage with your friends and family. Her crew of ten members will ensure you are well looked after and return home with a luggage full of fabulous memories.

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

Dining on board of charter yacht Rosehearty by Perini Navi

EROS

The 31-metre classic schooner Eros is also available in Bermuda as well as New England during the rest of the summer season. She was built in 1938 with the last refit in 2016. The yacht is a fabulous choice for rent during the cup, bringing the grace and elegance of this classic beauty into the world of speedy and contemporary vessels racing for the oldest Trophy in the sporting world.

Yacht EROS under sail

Yacht EROS under sail

Four cabins accommodate up to eight charter guests who are serviced by a professional crew of 5. There is a tremendous amount of deck space to entertain and be entertained. Your guests will enjoy the feel of the bygone era while indulging in the modern facilities that are expected aboard luxury yachts these days. Furnished and decorated with style in keeping with her traditional look and maritime feel, Eros is a fabulous option for those in love with sailing and all that goes hand in hand with it.

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

Unwind on the spacious deck of the lovely sailing yacht EROS

JUPITER

30-metre sailing yacht JUPITER is an option for those looking for something reasonably small. She was built by Cantiere Ferri and designed by Giorgetti & Magrini in 1989 with the last refit in 2014. She has a crew of four and accommodation in four cabins to a maximum of eight guests. The large master suite has large double berths, plenty of storage and a bathroom with double sinks. All cabins feature natural ventilation through deck hatches and unique port lights.

Sailing yacht JUPITER udnerway

Sailing yacht JUPITER underway

The yacht has an open, clean look with spacious decks and bright interiors. Al cabins have plenty of natural light and en suite bathrooms. The crew on board is very professional ensuring an endless fun and fantastic holiday for all.

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

Enjoy the true sailing experience with JUPITER

The list above might be subject to change and availability, and there might be other suitable yachts for you to charter during the race. For more information we recommend you speak to one our experienced brokers who are able to choose the best suitable vessel for you needs, thanks to their knowledge and expertise in the area. Our possibility to offer unbiased and gratuitous service is unique to this industry and is very much appreciated by our clients and repeat customers. Send us an email or give us a call, to find out why we are the best and the only specialist charter broker you will need for a perfect holiday in Bermuda and during the America’s Cup.

ATHENA

The 90-metre sailing yacht ATHENA is a true spectacle wherever she appears, with her classic lines and imposing naval architecture by Pieter Beeldsnijder and Dykstra & Partners. She was built in 2004 by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman and refitted in 2011. Although she features all that a classic sailing beauty should in terms of style, her commodities are anything but classic. She is fitted with all modern amenities and state of the art technology.

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The 90 m charter yacht Athena

The accommodation comprises five lovely cabins for up ten guests for an overnight stay in luxury with immaculate service by her crew of twenty-one. There is plenty to do on board this vessel, with no shortage of space, given her imposing length overall. Her main saloon offers plenty of seating and is divided into two separate areas one with a game table and the other boasting a piano.

NEVER ENOUGH

48-metre motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH provides a cosy atmosphere in her sumptuous interiors featuring plush furniture and beautiful wood works. She was built by Trinity Yachts and launched in 2006, with the latest refit in 2014. This tri-deck superyacht offers spacious interior and exterior living areas, with accommodation for up to eleven charter guests in five stunningly appointed staterooms with en suite bathrooms and other deluxe amenities. Her elegant decor was created by the renowned designer Evan K Marshall.

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

Endless fun with water toys aboard motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH

The upper deck offers the sky lounge, pictured below, with comfortable seating a coffee table, wet bat and full entertainment system. Thanks to the panoramic windows, guests can indulge in the beautiful views of Bermuda and the yacht’s surroundings. Other areas to socialise include her main saloon or exterior deck areas, with possibilities for al fresco dining. NEVER ENOUGH also has a great selection of water toys and a fab beach club.

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

Relax with your friends and family in the skylounge of MY NEVER ENOUGH

ABOUT BERMUDA

Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a group of 181 islands offering crystal clear water, endless amount of pink-sand beaches and plenty of breath-taking cruising grounds to discover. Often surrounded by a cloud of mystery, Bermuda offers its visitors great amount of possibilities to choose from, from on-water activities including your own superyacht toys selection, natural wonders through to recreational and adventure sports activities. So, when you are not cheering for your favourite team, you can rest assured you will find plenty to excite you as well as help you to unwind.

Grape Bay Beach - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority copy

Grape Bay Beach – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

See Greenland’s Northern Lights: Charter explorer yacht Legend

March 03, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

77m/254ft explorer yacht LEGEND (ex.GIANT) is available this May and June for charters to Greenland and Norway. Originally built by IHC Holland in 1974, this Class I icebreaker was converted by Icon Yachts into a charter vessel filled with stately interiors that were recently refurbished in 2016.

Explorer yacht LEGEND - Available in Greenland this summer

Explorer yacht LEGEND – Available in Greenland this summer

A proven charter classic, she has sailed to destinations worldwide and reached as far south as the antarctic. Whether you are chartering for a large formal event or for a family adventure, this explorer yacht has the facilities and the engineering for an extraordinary holiday in places only seen by a rare few.

Rendering of the main salon aboard explorer yacht LEGEND

Rendering of the main salon aboard explorer yacht LEGEND

The immaculate main salon is the perfect place to entertain guests and upon a raised stage a grand piano waits to serenade the crowd. The plush seating is spread around the room so that guests may choose to stay close to the fireplace of move to a cosy corner for private conversation or to watch a film. The wet bar to the aft has a great selection of drinks to complement meals at the formal dining table, or for celebrations that stretch long into the night.

Aft deck rendering of motor yacht LEGEND

Aft deck rendering of motor yacht LEGEND

All 26 members of your group can dine alfresco on the main aft deck at a full-length table sheltered from the elements. After the meal, the expansive deck Jacuzzi mere metres away will warm guests while they relax under the light show of the Northern Lights, which disappears late June/July as the summer days grow longer.

There are plenty of amenities and atmospheric rooms to enjoy on board, including a helipad which can be converted into sun lounging space, an adventure-themed study, a movie theatre, beauty salon, and an oriental themed sauna and spa.

Whether you want to cold water dive or stay warm and dry, the tender garage is packed with activities to try together as a family, including kayaks, paddle boards, Waverunners and a submarine.

Superyacht LEGEND - Master suite rendering

Superyacht LEGEND – Master suite rendering

There are 13 cabins to accommodate a total of 26 guests: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 4 double cabins, 4 twin cabins and 2 convertible cabins.

Explorer yacht LEGEND will be available for charters in Greenland and Norway from May to mid-June from €460,000 per week plus expenses. For more information about her destinations throughout the year, contact CharterWorld.

Charter expedition yacht Northern Sun in South East Asia

February 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

50m/164ft motor yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.HOKKO MARU) is ready for charter in South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. Built by Narasaki Shipyard in 1976, she underwent a three-year refit by HYS Yachts to enter the luxury charter market.

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN

The internal layout is designed for entertainment, with a games room forward and two separate salons centre and aft, a gym and a massage table. The nostalgic interiors are panelled in rich wood and Persian rugs line the floor to create a homely atmosphere and warm tones in-keeping with her charter grounds.

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN - Main salon to forward

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN – Main salon to forward

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN - Main salon to aft

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN – Main salon to aft

The formal dining area decorated with maritime artwork is perfect for special occasions and for impressing on a corporate yacht charter.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN – Formal dining area

There is also plenty of outdoor space aboard superyacht NORTHERN SUN, offering shaded outdoor lounging areas, alfresco dining and a large sundeck with Jacuzzi.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN has an impressive toy chest perfect for fun on the water and exploring the Maldives and the Mangroves of Thailand:

  • 9 x kayaks
  • 3 x Wakeboards
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • waterskis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • diving equipment
  • towable toys, and
  • a water slide from the bridge deck

The on board accommodation provides for up to 12 guests in 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 11 will ensure that every guest is taken care of during your charter and their exceptional local knowledge will ensure that you see the best of your destination in South East Asia.

The Master suite aboard M/Y NORTHERN SUN

The Master suite aboard M/Y NORTHERN SUN

Expedition yacht NORTHERN SUN is available for charter throughout South East Asia and the Indian Ocean from $133,000 USD – $147,000 USD per week plus expenses. To find out more about her destinations and on board facilities, contact CharterWorld now.

10 of the Best Photos of Superyacht Luna

February 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

In 2009 Superyacht Luna was launched as the largest expedition yacht in the world. Built by Lloyd Werft and Stahlbau Shipyard in Germany, the superyacht’s success escalated very quickly. Her very first owner was the celebrity, Roman Abramovich. The famous 20-metre swimming pool was the most talked about in the yachting industry. Her enormous open aft deck also included a sunbathing area with an opulent beach club leading down to the swim platform. Apart from that, the voluminous 115-metre superyacht was equipped with everything needed for a world cruise. She was carrying a submarine and multipurpose limousines for a VIP transport service. Until now Luna is a star in the world of mega yachts.

This go-everywhere vessel has visited many cruising grounds, from the glamorous Mediterranean to the tropical Caribbean, and some of the finest location in the Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific. Photographed from various angles, she has always looked incredibly beautiful. We bring you 10 of the best photos of Superyacht Luna:

1. Luna’s exterior design is a work of Newcruise Design, who made sure her sticking looks would win the hearts of yachting enthusiasts around the world.

Expedition yacht Luna by Ron Rafferty

Expedition yacht Luna in Miami. Photo by Ron Rafferty

 

2. Back in 2010 upon her delivery, Luna had the biggest swimming pool on a private superyacht seen at that time.

Luna in Miami. Photo by @flye_drones

Luna in Miami. Photo by @flye_drones

 

3. Luna looks great in any ambience. Even in the Big city life of San Diego, US.  She features two helicopter pads, facing forward and to the rear around the large communications tower.

Luna at San Diego Harbour.  Photo by Tomas Del Coror

Luna at San Diego Harbour. Photo by Tomas Del Coro

 

4. She features a truly exceptional performance. With “just” 1 million litre fuel tank (over 1,000 tonnes), she has a range of  9,000 nm at economical speeds of 16-18 knots.

Luna in Alaska, photo by Gillfoto

Luna in Alaska. Photo by Gillfoto

 

5. With a beam of 20m, this enormous yacht offers plenty of interior and exterior living spaces.

Luna in St Barths, photo by Kenyonc

Luna in St Barths, Photo by Kenyonc

 

6. Sumptuous accommodation is offered for a total of 18 guests, assisted by a highly professional crew of 50.

Luna in San Diego Harbour photo by Tomas Del Coro

Luna in San Diego Harbour. Photo by Tomas Del Coro

 

7.  Superyacht Luna photographed in France. Aft-View. 

Luna in France. Photo by Christo303

Luna in France. Photo by Christo303

 

8. The yacht’s cost has been estimated at approx. US$ 545 million (as of April 2010).

Superyacht Luna. Photo by Giorgio Ferretto

Superyacht Luna. Photo by Giorgio Ferretto

 

9. The 9-deck mega yacht is fitted with an anti-missile system, and all windows are bulletproof to B7+ levels.

Luna by Greg Shaw

Luna. Photo courtesy of Greg Shaw

 

10. From any angle, she looks fantastic.

Luna in San Dieg. Photo courtesy Roving Vagabond

Luna in San Diego. Photo courtesy of Roving Vagabond

 

 

Superyacht Pictures: Motor Yacht Legend in Antartica

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Originally launched in 1974, the Class 1 icebreaker vessel Legend (that time known as Giant) was built by IHC Verschure. She was used in the Baltic Sea back in the Soviet times during the Cold War. Later on, she was bought by Jan Verkerk, whose main goal was to bring something exceptional to the yachting market. Then motor yacht Legend went through a massive rebuild and transformation at the Icon Yachts shipyard and was relaunched in March 2016.

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

Motor yacht Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

M/Y Legend was known for her outstanding ability to cruise anywhere in the world. She was recently spotted cruising in the icy waters of Antarctica. This adds to her reputation of being a safe and exceptional performance icebreaker.

M:Y Legend

M/Y Legend. Photo credit Icon yachts

The legendary superyacht was redesigned and engineered by Diana Yacht Design and was built to full Lloyds certification. Motor yacht Legend is now on of the most luxurious charter yachts capable of carrying 30 guests and 19 crew to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered at all times.

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica

Motor yacht Legend in Antartica. Photo credit Icon yachts

In collaboration with Verkerk Yachting Projects, Icon Yachts completed a rebuilt of the yacht, which included the extension of her stern by 3.6m to measure 77.40m/263’11”. The interior, piping, electronics, electrical, main engines and generators, pumps, heating and air conditioning, mechanical systems, and incinerator have been added or replaced with the highest quality equipment.

Tender Icon Yachts

Tender Icon Yachts. Photo credit Icon yachts

This luxury explorer vessel carries two large tenders, a submarine, wave runners, snow scooters and other equipment perfect for exploring the most remote areas.

Motor yacht Legend Antarctica penguin

Motor yacht Legend in Antarctica. Photo credit Icon yachts

Luxury amenities include but not limited to a Balinese Spa with Sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, beauty salon, and a movie theatre and a swimming pool. Luxury accommodation layout consists of 13 guest cabins, including a master stateroom, 7 double suites, 3 twin suites and tow convertible.

Below are some breathtaking images of Legend in Antarctica.

If you would like to charter motor yacht Legend please contact your preferred charter broker now.

Location details: November 2016 to February 2017: Antarctica/ Patagonia (based in Falkland Islands)
March to April 2017: Patagonia /Panama/ Caribbean/ Mexico
May to 19th of June 2017: Greenland/ Northern Europe
July / August / September 2017: Mediterranean
December 2017 to February 2018: Antarctica/ Patagonia

Superyacht Exploration: Wonderful Video of 55m Galileo G exploring the North West Passage

January 28, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

Motor yacht 55m Galileo G successfully explored the North West Passage (Iceland-Japan) and is one of the few private superyachts to have taken on the voyage to date.

Private Yacht Galileo G at Disko Bays largest Glacier - photo by Simon McNeish

Private Yacht Galileo G at Disko Bays largest Glacier – photo by Simon McNeish

Here is an excellent Video by Simon McNeish capturing some of the sights of the yacht and the location.

90m Explorer Superyacht TABOO: Unlimited Adventure and Adrenaline

January 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Gill Schmid Design in collaboration with Tim Dempers Studio have just announced the new 90-metre Ice-class explorer superyacht project TABOO.  The new explorer does not only stand out from the crowd with her futuristic design but she is also an ideal option for those who seek some adventure. This expedition yacht is capable of cruising in extreme environmental conditions of both Poles, while providing just as comfortable cruising in the tropical climates of the Caribbean.

90mExplorer Taboo

90mExplorer Taboo

Her exterior design is characterised as modernistic, with sophisticated lines and white glazing. Explorer yacht TABOO is perfect for travelling to various locations around the globe with both family and friends. She features a large number of some stunning amenities for extra fun, comfort and relaxation.

90m Explorer Taboo and water toys

90m Explorer Taboo and water toys

Water toys and tender storage on board is enormous: there is a double height tender bay with an A-frame lift arrangement, and a helipad with a helicopter garage. This superyacht can carry a tender of any size.

Explorer superyacht Taboo exterior

Explorer superyacht Taboo exterior

Her interior certainly differs from other explorer superyachts. The most outstanding feature is the full height pool located on the main and upper deck surrounded with exotic aquariums.

90m Explorer Taboo - interior

90m Explorer Taboo – interior

Measuring 90metres, TABOO offers a huge amount of living spaces on board. Entertainment facilities include but not limited to the beach club, which can be transformed into a night club; alfresco dining areas, guests gym and spa, cocktail lounge. The layout also includes an aft summer house, which can be used as a lounge space, a VIP guest area or casino.

TABOO can accommodate more than 26 guests and over 40 crew members. With so many options of spaces and facilities, she is perfect for any occasions and would suit any large group of people, whether they look for an adrenaline adventure, a party vacation or a luxury private charter.

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.