Expedition Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

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.


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.


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.

Tomahawk profile

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.


– 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


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.


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.



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!!!!”


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.


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

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

COMMANDER A The 42.5 M Explorer Yacht

September 09, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Swiss headquartered Floating Life and Carrara-based CCN-Cerri Cantieri Navali have recently joined their large expertise in shipbuilding, yacht design and management to work on a brand-new 42.50 m vessel. Project has been unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival 2016.



This steel yacht, strengthened to fit the “Light Ice class” and featuring an aluminium superstructure, has been developed starting from the tested hull of the K40, engineered by Studio Sculli and currently under construction in the Carrara shipyard.

Its outer lines too, have been pencilled by Studio Sculli and are extremely modern and aggressive also thanks to the extensive use of glazed surfaces, which result in a bold, contemporary-style yacht. “The design of the C415 – explains Mauro Sculli – is what I would call ‘transversal’. i.e. a compromise between different types of yachts, mainly an explorer and a traditional, modern craft, combined with the wish to include elements that would immediately and clearly reflect CCN’s distinctive style”.



The interior layout features several innovative solutions and has been conceived to offer guests the utmost comfort thanks to spacious interior and exterior volumes, and large relaxation and sunbathing areas.

The Owner has available an entire deck, featuring, besides the master suite, a private pool at the bow. A second infinity edge pool for guests can be found aft on the upper deck. The main deck layout is quite original too, with the dining room located forward and connected to an outdoor lounge area. Conceived to meet a wide range of needs, this deck is extremely versatile: the aft area is used to store a large 10 m tender and water toys, but can also be easily converted into a pleasant conversation area.



There are also several areas devoted to well-being at the stern of the lower deck, the latter hosting 4 cabins. A spacious beach-club with a bar and conversation area complete the ‘comfort zone’ reserved for guests on this deck.
The crew quarters and the galley are large and comfortable, making this yacht ideal also for long-range cruises.
The bottom deck, which extends uninterruptedly from stern to bow, features the technical areas, a cold room, and the laundry. A side access ensures easy galley supplies loading operations.

Great care has also been devoted to the yacht’s eco-friendliness, and a bi-fuel solution is currently being explored.

The Commander 415 will be powered by 2 CAT C32 ACERT engines, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Perfect vessel for long-distance cruising, the C415 can boast an impressive range of 5,400 miles at cruising speed.


“Our success with the M/Y K40 encouraged us to develop this new project, of which we are very proud, in cooperation with Floating Life. This yacht stands out for a number of modern, innovative solutions – comments CCN’s CEO Diego Deprati – and I am confident it will be welcomed by the market just as it deserves”.

Andrea Pezzini – Floating Life’s CEO – adds: “As in the K Series we are currently developing, on this project too we have focused our attention in particular on system efficiency and easy maintenance. We have channelled all our management expertise into the main characteristics that our customers have been asking for in our 16-year experience in this sector. Moreover, we have tried to make this project extremely versatile and able to cruise in any and all sea and weather conditions. The experience we gained building the M/Y K40 proved that we and CCN share common objectives, great care for product quality, and the same ethics and working philosophy towards our customers”.


The Barracuda 50m ‘Pocket’ Explorer Yacht

September 04, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

By offering ‘go-anywhere’ capability and a sense of luxury available from a  larger, more expensive explorer, Barracuda’s uncomplicated 50m ‘Pocket Size’ motor yacht version makes sound commercial sense.

With enough space to carry every conceivable extra for the true adventurer, this  more ‘practical’ 50m version benefits from significant new-build and operational  savings of between 30% and 40% less, compared to an equivalent 60m+ yacht.

Barracuda 50m 'Pocket' Explorer 19-External Profile  Bridge Deck

Barracuda 50m ‘Pocket’ Explorer 19-External Profile Bridge Deck

The ‘Portuguese-style’ bridge sits atop with external walk-around area, where raised seating inside the wheelhouse will be an exciting place for invited guests to  take in the views.

Beneath the bridge deck an entirely private owner’s deck, with private terrace and  certified helicopter landing-pad is on a par with many larger-than-50m explorers  and superyachts.

Further down on Main deck, four symmetrical guest bedrooms each with a  balcony, a generous bathroom and large windows, mean guest can enjoy the  convenience of walk-through access, via the main entrance hall, to the more formal dining and comfortable lounge areas.

Barracuda 50m 'Pocket' Explorer 519-Upper Main Deck

Barracuda 50m ‘Pocket’ Explorer 519-Upper Main Deck

A lower-deck beach club and transom platform creates the best possible contact  with the sea. The yacht’s garage and customisable aft deck above have, between  them, enough space to store and deploy two large tenders, to a small submarine, a  small 4×4, a sailing yacht, PWC – in fact anything and everything an owner might  wish to carry on a long voyage.

With a draft of just 2.30m (compared to say 4.00m draft for an equivalent 80m), it’s  not hard to imagine this uncomplicated and purposeful motor yacht concept accessing  the kind of secluded anchorages and hard-to-reach viewing spots that longer,  deeper-draft yachts would simply not be able to reach.

Barracuda 50m 'Pocket' Explorer 519-Lower & Bilge Deck

Barracuda 50m ‘Pocket’ Explorer 519-Lower & Bilge Deck

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS  Of The Barracuda 50m Pocket Explorer

LOA  50.00 m

DWL  49.10 m

Max Beam  9.40 m

Lightship Displacement  360 Tm

Half Load Displacement  420 Tm

Gross Tonnage  499 GT

Range  8,000 nm

Fuel Capacity  85,000 L

Fresh Water Capacity  15,000 L

Luxury expedition catamaran Open Ocean launched

July 27, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The largest ever power catamaran ever launched in South Africa, 25m/82ft OPEN OCEAN is stocked full of features both in terms of entertainment and design. Built for transatlantic journeys, OPEN OCEAN brings together exceptional beauty and engineering. The following is a press release from Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and Du Toit Yacht Design.

Press Release

Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and Du Toit Yacht Design launch the Open Ocean 800 Luxury Expedition Catamaran

Du Toit Yacht Design has recently launched the Open Ocean 800 Luxury Expedition Catamaran.

Luxury expedition catamaran OPEN OCEAN

Luxury expedition catamaran OPEN OCEAN

This impressive catamaran is expertly built by Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing and designed by Du Toit Yacht Design, both of Cape Town, South Africa. The Du Toit Yacht Design team and Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing are renowned as industry leaders and specialists in building custom designed, luxury catamarans with a build quality and attention to detail that is exemplary.

Ultra Vires, the Open Ocean 800 Expedition Catamaran, is the largest of the cats in Two Ocean Marine’s Open Ocean series and the largest power catamaran ever to be launched in South Africa.  Powered by two Cummins 228 kW/305 HP motors, she is robustly build for transatlantic voyages and is capable of motoring long distances economically; independently or towing another 50 foot boat. She is built to cross oceans effortlessly and with speed, and to have a motoring range of around 4,500 nautical miles.

Design on this impressive catamaran took many months, with four designers involved at various stages in drawing up the design for the interiors, lines, structure and mechanical details, in consultation with the owner and builder, Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing, at all stages of the project.

Luxury catamaran OPEN OCEAN - Saloon

Luxury catamaran OPEN OCEAN – Saloon

The Open Ocean 800 E was designed as an on-the- water home for a kite boarding and surfing family to chase the perfect kite boarding and surfing conditions. Ultra Vires has ample storage space for kites, kite boards and surf boards.

Ultra Vires is expertly built in a sandwich construction, using epoxy E-glass with a PVC foam core.

She is an elegant yacht with beautiful lines and intricate features. The interiors have been designed for effortless ocean living as the easily accessible spaces are open and free-flowing. Ultra Two Oceans Marine Manufacturing/Du Toit Yacht Design Media Release Vires’ interior is predominantly wood and monochrome. The interior layout, furniture design and finishes were done by Du Toit Yacht Design and the décor and design by designer Hanno de Swardt.

She boasts a spacious saloon and galley, with all the comforts one could ask for on a luxury holiday: air conditioning, sound system, TV and a DVD player in the saloon. In addition there is also plenty of refrigeration and freezer space and appliances such as an ice-maker, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and a gas oven and hob in the galley area. The galley forms part of the spacious main saloon area which includes a state-of- the-art navigation station.

The atmosphere on the Open Ocean 800E is relaxed; guests can even join in on meal preparation, while enjoying a cold beverage after a day of fishing or playing on the water.

Ultra Vires has two spacious aft cockpits – one upper and one lower – both protected from the sun and the elements. On the lower deck one will find comfortable and stylish, custom-made outdoor furniture and a bar area with a built-in braai and a fridge. The boat is helmed from the main command centre on the upper cockpit on the flybridge and also houses comfortable custom-made outdoor loungers.

Luxury catamaran OPEN OCEAN - Main suite

Luxury catamaran OPEN OCEAN – Main suite

The very practical accommodation is luxurious and comfortable: Ultra Vires has two cabins in each hull, each cabin having its own entry way from the saloon and galley area and en-suite heads with a vanity and shower. The two fore cabins on the boat can be made up as a double bed or as two single beds. Ultra Vires has crew accommodation in each hull for two crew members; each cabin with double bunks, a heads and a shower.

The seemingly endless decks are beautifully finished in teak and around every turn on the elegantly laid out exterior, is another toy. SUPs, a jetski and a smaller RIB/tender can be found on the foredeck, and a large davit which holds a 21’ RIB/tender on the aft deck. This also provides some privacy on the aft cockpit when the boat is moored stern to.

The Open Ocean 800 Luxury Expedition Catamaran is a great success due to close collaboration between the boat builder and designer, working with the owner at every step of the project, in order to create a flawless ocean-going vessel and home. Two Oceans Marine and Du Toit Yacht Design have shown this to be true once again, with Ultra Vires being the perfect example.

The Open Ocean 800 Luxury Expedition Yacht Principle Dimensions:

Metric Imperial

LOA 25.00 m 82.03 ft

LWL 24.03 m 79.74 ft

Beam Overall 11.00 m 36.10 ft

Draft 1.93 m 6.33 ft

Displacement (DWL) 34, 500 kgs 76, 073 ft

Motors (Cummins QSB5.9-305 MCD) 2 x 228 kW 2 X 305 HP