OCEA has recently signed a new order for the construction of a Commuter 90 yacht. The all-new motor yacht Commuter 90 has been superbly penned by Joubert-Nivelt and Pierre Frutschi. Her delivery is scheduled for early summer 2016.
Rendering of New OCEA Commuter 90 Yacht
Perfect for long voyages to the most remote places in the world, superyacht Commuter 90 boasts a reinforced hull for navigation in ice conditions and has transoceanic range. She can be characterized by robustness, reliability and simplicity.
The equipment and interior outfitting of explorer yacht Commuter 90 were defined in anticipation of long-distance cruising. Behind the wheelhouse, there is a large panoramic lounge flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, where guests can fully enjoy the view from the vessel.
The main characteristics of the new OCEA Commuter 90 superyacht
There are only two weeks remaining to nominate for the coveted World Superyacht Award 2016 before entries close on 30 November, 2015. An amazing selection of the all-new sail and motor superyacht nominees, as well as a strong number of refit vessels, have already entered for the superyacht industry’s most celebrated awards.
The coveted Neptune trophies
Superyacht Owners must wait until after the shortlisting meeting in January to find out which yacht entries are the finalists for a prestigious Neptune trophy at the 2016 prizegiving. Owners and industry leaders will subsequently gather on May 14 to recognise the best superyachts launched throughout 2015.
In addition to the yacht categories, nominations are open for the prominent Voyager’s Award until 26 February, 2016. The Voyager’s Award recognises a superyacht owner who has made extensive use of their yacht in long distance voyaging and exploration.
Motor yacht Marama on her voyage
The Voyager’s Award recognises not only yachts that have accomplished rugged voyages to high latitudes, but also welcomes nominations from owners who have cruised to areas rarely visited, explored new vistas in popular areas and cruises which incorporate interesting and perhaps educational adventures for children.
The Voyager’s Award 2015 winner was the converted explorer yacht Arctic P, due to her daring and adventurous expedition cruising the Antarctic. Arctic P visited the most southerly location ever reached by any vessel, be it commercial, military or a yacht – a notable achievement that is now logged in the Guinness Book of Records.
The competition is free to enter and entries are invited from the owners or charterers of a yacht of over 30m in length that has undertaken a voyage of an unusual or exploratory nature during the period between 1 January, 2014 and 31 December, 2015.
Glasshape will be attending the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, METSTRADE, introducing its DuraShield superyacht glass, chosen by the world’s finest private and charter yachts and engineered as an answer to delamination in windscreens and windows. This was the product of choice for such striking vessels as Palmer Johnsonmotor yacht KHALILAH, boasting the largest windows that have ever been installed on a superyacht built in North America. The show will open its doors in Amsterdam RAI today, on November 17, and will run until Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Palmer Johnson Super Yacht Khalilah with Durashield superyacht glass by Glasshape
Designed specifically to address delamination issues, a unique, high-performance interlayer developed by Glasshape is incorporated into the manufacturing process. Overcoming the delamination typically seen in marine windshields and windows, DuraShield Marine retains clarity and high levels of light transmission.
“The number one issue faced by the marine industry when it comes to glazing solutions is that of delamination. Most laminates react when exposed to moisture or adhesives which, over a short period of time, leads to delamination. That delamination not only looks unsightly, but presents major concerns in terms of visibility and structural integrity.
Delta Superyacht Invictus with Ezone by Glasshape
“Our high-performance interlayer is engineered to address this. It doesn’t react adversely to moisture and we’ve tested it with the leading brands used in the industry to tip-out with-out any delamination issues since we launched the range,”said Richard Duckworth, Glasshape’s head of marketing.
DuraShield marine is used for pilot houses and, when used in conjunction with Glasshape’s product Ezone, eliminates the need for double glazing, resulting in remarkable weight savings. On Invictus yacht by Delta Marine – the vessel on which Glasshape introduced Ezone to the marine industry – the build team was able to save over one tonne of weight in glass.
Learn more about DuraShield during METS in the Superyacht Pavilion, stand 09.401.
Following the successful completion of a major audio visual installation, Veritais has just completed a further project on board the impressive 88m explorer yacht – the fitting out of the advanced and unique cinema room. Originally built as a research vessel in 1969, the yacht was converted to become a privately owned superyacht with a focus on guest entertainment.
88m Explorer Yacht
The owner of superyacht requested a daylight viewable screen, so that viewers could enjoy the outside scenery and the video experience side by side. Veritais was able to source a very high specification daylight readable projector from Runco, which delivers an amazingly bright result of over 3780 lumens, and has a built in digital controller to enhance 3D performance. The Runco product has been designed specifically to create stunning video at a scale unattainable by other display types.
An amazing audio playback in the cinema room of the yacht has been enhanced by using a new Powersoft amplifier to power existing JBL speakers. Moreover, a surround processor was installed, allowing for connection of all sources such as Sky, games and Apple TV.
An RTI processor controlled via an iPad app controls the system and is amazingly simple to use. Veritais has also delivered a 7” In‐wall touchscreen to control the system.
The elegant and outstanding luxury charter yacht ANDA is currently available for unforgettable Australian superyacht vacations to discover Western and Northern Australia, the Kimberley region as well as the rest of the South Pacific. Measuring 42 metres (138ft) in length, superyacht ANDA provides her charter guests with warm and inviting decor as well as fabulous socialising, entertainment and relaxation areas.
ANDA provides ultimate expedition-style charters, making her the exclusive superyacht available in such a pristine area as the Kimberley, Dampier Archipelago or Ningaloo Reef. Discerning travellers looking for a relaxed yet adventure-filled holiday might find a Kimberleys yacht charter just the right choice for them. This area has the best outback landscapes and wildlife Australia has to offer and, when combined with ANDA’s selection of water toys and various on board equipment, you can be sure to embark on the holiday of your lifetime!
ANDA was originally built by Brodrene Lothe AS in 1965 and converted into a luxury expedition yacht in 2010-2012. Her interior can be described as elegant and contemporary, highlighted with a use of honey toned woods and neutral soft furnishings. The main saloon provides plush seating, coffee table and full entertainment, ideal for various gatherings and socialising. Forward there is a formal dining area boasting a bespoke and stylish formal dining table with elegant high back chairs. The saloon features large panoramic windows on port and starboard, while the dining area boasts 270° wrap around windows, bringing in plenty of natural light and offering fabulous views of ANDA’s surroundings.
Up to ten charter guests will find comfortable and luxurious accommodation in five beautifully-appointed cabins. Each cabin offers private en suite bathroom facilities and other amenities that can be expected of a luxury superyacht of this size. The master stateroom spreads the entire beam of the yacht and boasts a king-sized bed, as well as a seating area. There are additional three double bed guest cabins and one guest cabin with side-by-side twin beds. All cabins are finished to a hight standard and offer a serene atmosphere, to unwind and relax.
Luxury charter yacht ANDA offers well-appointed and generous exterior deck areas with a sheltered and shaded aft deck, located right next to the main saloon. The upper deck is the ideal place to enjoy exterior living at its finest with a complete wet bar and seating, al fresco dining option, ample sunbathing space and unprecedented views.
From the technical point of view, ANDA yacht is fitted with a Winchmann 50ACA Diesel engine of 500hp (373kW) allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 12 knots and cruise at a comfortable speed of 10 knots.
MOTOR YACHT ANDA YACHT CHARTER AVAILABILITY AND PERSONALISED CHARTER ITINERARY
Motor yacht ANDA is currently available for Australia yacht charters out of Perth and around the Western Australia. From May 2016 she will be available for yacht charters in the Kimberleys in Northern Australia following which she can be chartered in other South Pacific destinations. For detailed information on her availability and a personalised charter itinerary, please don’t hesitate to contact our brokers.
The Kimberley – Photo by Nick Rains – Courtesy of Tourism Australia
Darwin Class 102 explorer yacht ACALA by Cantiere delle Marche
“The unrivalled quality of the engineering, the sturdiness, and the reliability of a CdM Explorer Vessel proved themselves once again, when, immediately after delivery, Acala was hit by a huge storm and had to cruise for more than 14 hours in 40- to 50-knot winds and 5- to 6-meter waves, with no technical problems at all,”said Vasco Buonpensiere, Sales and Marketing Director of Cantiere delle Marche.
Superyacht ACALA – side view
Ennio Cecchini, CEO and Co-founder of CdM with Vasco Buonpensiere and Gabriele Virgili added:“If you consider that in the industry it is quite common to hear that a Yacht needs a year to heal teething issues and only then is it ready to cruise seriously and safely… this Acala experience is an incredible statement which confirms CdM’s reputation in terms of the quality and sturdiness of the boats it builds.”
ACALA Yacht – from above
Super yacht ACALA boasts plenty of specific customizations, including the lazarette equipped like a real diving station with a nitrox compressor, the five-cabin layout with the master cabin forward, the doors to the two huge sitting areas that can open completely, as well as air conditioning and heating even in the outdoor areas. Moreover, thanks to the increased space on the swimming platform, the yacht can easily host two unusually big tenders for a yacht of this size: a 20- and a 16-foot.
Luxury yacht ACALA – Interior
Created by the famous South American designer Simon Hamui and the Italian design studio PFA, the high quality, modern and welcoming interiors of ACALA yacht boast luxurious colors, fabrics, as well as leathers. The lower deck hosts the kitchen and the technical areas of the crew quarters in the bow, as well as an ample sitting and eating area with large windows that provide especially generous amounts of sunlight.
Super yacht ACALA – Cabin
The amazingly light and airy sky lounge of ACALA yacht is fitted with an L-shaped sofa, a wide-screen up/down TV, as well as a desk on the starboard side of the vessel. There are also large, sliding doors that lead directly to the outside deck where the dining table can comfortably host twelve guests. The vessel also offers a vast sundeck, which is a wide, open-air living space with a bar console, a large sofa, lunch tables, and a swimming pool surrounded by a sunbathing area.
A video showing the Darwin Class 102′ yacht ACALA at launch can be found here below:
Cantiere delle Marche, the Italian shipyard specializing in the construction of steel and aluminium displacement yachts, was awarded the coveted ‘Boat of the Year’ for its Darwin Class 107’ explorer yacht STORM in the superyacht category. Organized by Vela e Motore Magazine in partnership with Ucina Confindustria Nautica, the Boat of the Year 2015 Awards ceremony took place on October 2 at the Teatro del Mare of the 55th International Boat Show of Genoa.
Darwin Class 107 motor yacht STORM by Cantiere delle Marche at launch in July 2015
Here is what motivated the panel of judges to select the Darwin Class 107 superyacht STORM to receive the “Boat of the Year 2015” award: “In touring the Darwin 107, one not only appreciates the balance evident in the external volumes, the welcoming feel of the interior spaces, and the choices which simplify and render enjoyable life spent on board for long periods of time, but fully grasps the degree of rationality and easy accessibility such a complex machine that is this recreational vessel: the pure order that is seen and felt in the technical departments and in the maneuvering areas, and the linearity of the systems impart a sense of professionalism and safety that make one dare to aim for out-of-the-ordinary destinations. In conclusion, the method adopted by CDM to offer an alluring and winning yacht could seem banal, but is anything but; the concept of simplicity applied to each and every possible solution is what we consider to be this vessel’s greatest strength.”
The year 2015 has undoubtedly been a special one for Cantiere delle Marche: three superyachts handed over, a huge success at the Cannes Yachting Festival, as well as two sales of over-100’ vessels in only three weeks.
Van der Valk has recently unveiled the all-new 38m explorer yacht concept, developed in collaboration with Guide de Groot. The 38m Van der Valk superyacht concept is a powerful, dynamic explorer, belonging to the impressive Continental Five range of different exterior designs, both classic as well as contemporary.
The 38m Van der Valk Continental Five Explorer Yacht Concept
The 38m Van der Valk motor yacht concept has a round-bilge hull, and is available as a full displacement version with a steel hull & aluminium superstructure or an all-aluminium fast displacement vessel.
The 38m Van der Valk Continental Five yacht is designed to perform optimally even in extreme weather conditions, and will have a transatlantic range. Her triple-deck configuration will contain abundant space inside and out, arranged in several different layouts. The aft deck is designed to easily host two tenders, water toys, a helicopter deck or a swimming pool.
Construction of the first all-aluminium 23,95-metre Continental Four yacht is well underway at the Van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands. The hull is almost completely finished, and has been sandblasted and covered in primer. The yard is currently working on the insulation, plumbing & piping and other technical installations. The Continental Four 2395M superyacht is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016.
Continental Four 2395M Yacht under construction at Van der Valk
Designed to explore the world without compromising on style or comfort, the 2395 Flybridge yacht model is the first of an exciting new series of semi-custom trawler-style yachts, penciled for Van der Valk by Guido de Groot. Devised as a versatile modern yacht, the 2395 boasts a round-bilged hull and semi-displacement capabilities to deliver superior fuel efficiency. Moreover, she will have a large fuel tank and a lightweight construction, giving her an amazingly long range.
Destined for sailing, exploring and teaching, explorer superyacht YERSIN has been designed and built to navigate from the polar cold to the extreme heat in supreme comfort, while respecting the environment. Boasting the finest natural materials and certified wood, the beautiful interiors provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere. There is a gymnasium and spa, comfortable guest cabins and the Owner’s lounges, including the external deck and suite, as well as the wheelhouse deck and the sun deck.