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In Pictures: The Winners of the Boat International Media’s ShowBoats Design Awards 2017

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Boat International MediaShowBoats Design Awards aims to honour the best-of-the-best design ideas in the super yachting industry. A large number of world-renowned designers and shipbuilders, along with young and inspiring yacht designers participate in the event each year to join in the glamour and celebration. This year the winners of the Boat International Medias ShowBoats Design Awards brought home the Gold Neptune Trophies, with some of them winning multiple awards in various categories. Here are the designers who have made a great impression on the yachting industry:

1. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht above 48m

Superyacht Joy 70m was launched in 2016 and built by Feadship. Her exterior design is by Bannenberg & Rowell and CharterWorld was the first ever to organise a yacht charter holiday on the yacht.

Yacht JOY Aft View - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Aft View – Copyright Feadship

2. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht below 48m

Wider 150 motor yacht Genesi 47m was built be Wider Yachts. She boasts an extremely elegant design by Fulvio De Simoni.

GENESI-by-Wider

GENESI-by-Wider

 3. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Sailing Yacht

My Song 39.6m is a 130 Custom high-performance sailing yacht built by Baltic Yachts. Her award-winning exterior styling is by Nauta Design.

My Song - Nauta Yacht

My Song – Nauta Yacht

4.  Best Interior Layout & Design – Motor Yacht above 500GT

Luxury superyacht Cloudbreak 72.3m is a magnificent vessel in the yacht fleet of Abeking & Rasmussen. Thanks to her interior designer Christian Liaigre, Cloudbreak has won the best interior layout and design award.

Cloudbreak. photo by Christopher Scholey

Cloudbreak. photo by Christopher Scholey

 5. Best Interior Layout & Design – Motor Yacht below 500GT

The 39-metre motor yacht Sexy Fish is a beautiful vessel, constructed by the Turkish shipyard, Tansu Yachts. Interior Design: Tansu

Yacht Sexy Fish by Tansu Yachts. Photo credit Ercan Koca

Yacht Sexy Fish by Tansu Yachts. Photo credit Ercan Koca

6.  Best Interior Layout & Design – Sailing Yacht

Sybaris 70m is a stunning performance-orientated ketch by Perini Navi. Best interior layout and design in sailing yacht category went to her interior designer PH Design.

Sybaris Perini Navi

Sybaris Perini Navi

7. Best Naval Architecture – Displacement Motor Yacht

Galactica Super Nova 70m by Heesen Yachts. Naval architect: Van Oossanen & Heesen Yachts.

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

 8. Best Naval Architecture – Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yacht

With the launch in 2016, the first SD35 motor yacht GIPSY is a beautiful 35-metre all-aluminum semi-custom vessel, built by the Genoa-based shipyard, Otam Yachts. Naval architect: Umberto Tagliavini

GIPSY - Otam Yachts

GIPSY – Otam Yachts

 

 9. Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yacht

The breath-taking 85-metre sailing yacht AQUIJO (Hull Y711/Hull 3069, Project 85) by Oceanco and Vitters is a massive all-aluminium ketch-rigged vessel, with the launch in 2015.  Naval architect: Bill Tripp

AQuiJo yacht Photo by Stuart Pearce

AQuiJo yacht Photo by Stuart Pearce

10. Most Innovative Motor Yacht

Genesi 47m by Wider received the highest possible score from RINA for her class leading low levels of noise and vibration. The fantastic group of professionals and designers worked on the construction of Genesis: her Naval architecture is by Fulvio de Simoni / Wider Engineering & Sydac, interior design is by Ideaeitalia and exterior styling is a work of Fulvio de Simoni.

GENESI-aft-view

GENESI-aft-view

 11. Most Innovative Sailing Yacht

One of her innovative features includes an all-carbon versatile rig that can set a pin head main for cruising or a square-top offering more sail area for racing. My Song 39.6m by Baltic Yachts was designed by Nauta design, who also took care of her interior. Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design was responsible for the yacht’s naval architecture.

My Song by Baltic Yachts

My Song by Baltic Yachts

 12. Best Lighting Design

Lighting Specialist of Perini Navi 70m Sybaris, PH Design in collaboration with Lindsey Edelman, received the Gold Neptune Trophies for the best lighting design. More photos here.
Mega yacht SYBARIS - Master Cabin - Photo by PH Design

Mega yacht SYBARIS – Master Cabin – Photo by PH Design

13. Best Recreational Lifestyle Design Feature – Wellness Centre

 Watch the video of PLVS VLTRA 74m by Amels. Her interior designer is bespoke Winch Design.

14. Tender & Support Vessel Design

9.5 Limousine by Cockwells. Interior design: Cockwells & Exterior styling: Andrew Wolstenholme
Limousine Tender by Cockwells

Limousine Tender by Cockwells

 15. Newcomer of the Year

PH Design received the “Newcomer of the year” award for designing yacht Sybaris by Perini Navi. This is the third trophy awarded to Sybaris at the Boat International Media’s ShowBoats Design Awards 2017. 

 Luxury yacht SYBARIS - Main Saloon - Photo by PH Design


Luxury yacht SYBARIS – Main Saloon – Photo by PH Design

 

Savannah: Breaking with convention for breath-taking results

February 02, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Winner of 6 awards in relation to her innovative architecture and holistic design,  Feadship superyacht SAVANNAH breaks with tradition and the result is a refreshingly distinct take on the luxury yacht interiors formula: Gone are the doors that separate rooms within the internal space – undulating corridors and curved walls create unique areas that are never cut off from the world outside or within. Panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows create the ideal setting for uninterrupted views out onto the decks, the swimming pools, and the ocean beyond.

Motor Yacht Savannah by Feadship - Helicopter View - Photo by Jeff Brown

Motor Yacht Savannah by Feadship – Helicopter View – Photo by Jeff Brown

Savannah by Feadship with image by Jeff Brown

Savannah by Feadship with image by Jeff Brown

Yacht Video by Feadship Yachts:

Yacht Savannah by Feadship - Main Deck Lounge on location in the Seychelles - Photography by Jeff Brown

Yacht Savannah by Feadship – Main Deck Lounge on location in the Seychelles – Photography by Jeff Brown

Yacht Savannah by Feadship - Outdoor Bar on location in the Turkey - Photography by Jeff Brown

Yacht Savannah by Feadship – Outdoor Bar on location in the Turkey – Photography by Jeff Brown

Yacht Savannah by Feadship - Owners Dining Detail on location in the Turkey - Photography by Jeff Brown

Yacht Savannah by Feadship – Owners Dining Detail on location in the Turkey – Photography by Jeff Brown

Savannah by Feadship - - Photo Jeff Brown

Paris-based Cristina Gherardi Design was given the task of making a concept that connects with nature, and together with architect Marcello Bozzarelli they have succeeded in creating the owner’s desire of a ‘visually floating’ superstructure where each deck appears to hover above her metallic pale green hull. To add to this effect, SAVANNAH’s matt black windows curve seamlessly from bow to aft and add tonal contrast against her paintwork.

The sliding doors hidden within these black bands open up each of the communal spaces – even the gym on the skydeck has the same ability to let guests move out beyond its four walls. The effect is a blurring between indoor and outdoor spaces and nowhere is this more pronounced than with the main salon. “We have used mostly sliding doors, which are hidden,” Gherardi says. “Another factor that lends connectivity are the skylights, the opening in between decks and the mirrored ceilings that reflect the sea and increase the overall volume.”

Image Gallery of Yacht Savannah:

Superyacht Savannah from above - Photo by Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards

Superyacht Savannah from above – Photo by Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards

The founder of Cristina Gherardi Designs, Cristina Gherardi Benardeau, has a long and impressive portfolio of designing and updating high end retail and residential spaces spanning from Paris to New York. Using elements from her past commissions and her experience away from the yacht industry, she has avoided many of the tired expectations to create invigorating and artistic environments.

Throughout SAVANNAH’s interior, guests will discover playful use of colour and texture with each material having a pragmatic purpose as well as being visually pleasing to look at.  “Even the fabrics on the sofas [which look like silk, but are not] all have practical, removable slipcovers that can withstand abuse. These days, people do not want to be in the sun, do not want to be in the heat and do not want to be susceptible to mosquitoes.”

Dedicated dining space aboard M/Y SAVANNAH from Feadship

Dedicated dining space aboard M/Y SAVANNAH from Feadship

Abstract art is a prominent feature in the design, from the mosaic in the 9m/30ft swimming pool to the ink-like swirls playing on the video screens on either side of the connecting catwalk between salons. The looped video artwork was used in Gherardi’s retail spaces for Christian Dior.

The guest accommodation uses curved hallways and winding staircases to create a sense of natural fluidity. By taking visual queues from the surroundings and following the red hallway guests will find themselves in the entrance to the Master suite, where a study leads through to the forward-facing bedroom. Similar to the design of the communal spaces, the curving windows provide all-encompassing views and integrated doors open up onto the deck.

Superyacht SAVANNAH - Semi-submerged lounge

Superyacht SAVANNAH – Nemo lounge

 

The underwater Nemo Lounge is a compelling room that allows guests to view sea life from under the waves without getting a toe wet. Comprised of tiered seating and low lighting, this original design also has the added function of becoming a home cinema with a retractable screen.

Superyacht SAVANNAH also won awards based on her engineering, which combines several current technologies to create a hybrid configuration between diesel engines and hybrid motors. With the addition of two Li-ion battery banks to account for a surge in usage and to act as a precaution against blackouts, there are five operational modes for transit and while stationary.

As the world’s first hybrid superyacht in 2015, SAVANNAH still remains one of the world’s most innovative vessels.

Further info in an article by Jill Bobrow, here.

Photography by Jeff Brown, Cristina Gherardi Designs and Feadship

Eye-Catching Superyacht Philmi for Charter

December 05, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

What makes one superyacht different from another? When looking at the stunning Philmi it is pretty obvious that this beauty stands out from the crowd by having an incredible exterior design.

Launched in 2014 by ISA Yachts, motor yacht Philmi was designed by Andrea Vallicelli. The most admirable feature of her exterior is the azure appearance. Philmi is a full-displacement yacht measuring 43 metres of overall length and 8.6 metres beam. Being one of the models in the Granturismo superyachts range by ISA, Philmi was designed to meet the demand on the market for great yachts with a balance between the external and internal areas.

MY PHILMI - Main

MY PHILMI - Main

Interior design was developed by Sandrine Melot of Melot+Trillo architectural/design company. Superyacht Philmi does not only have a unique exterior but also features an absolutely superb interior styling. Sandrine Melot used Surface Collection by Swarovski to add opulence and sparkle to interior spaces. Although there is a variety of colours, interior furnishing features predominantly warm colours.

MY PHILMI - Salon entrance

MY PHILMI - Salon entrance


MY PHILMI - Wet bar

MY PHILMI - Wet bar

The main saloon and the Owner’s master suite feature two large skylights, providing a great amount of natural light. The bar designed and made by Melot and Swarovski, the sculpture and paintings by Stephane Pencreach in the main saloon and guest cabins are one of the most stunning decorations. Five cabins, including the master suite can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests in total.

MY PHILMI - Salon lounge

MY PHILMI - Salon lounge


MY PHILMI - Wet bar

MY PHILMI - Wet bar


MY PHILMI - Master suite

MY PHILMI - Master suite

Large gymnasium with Technogym equipment is located on the stern and opens onto a large swim platform. Another entertainment area is on the flybridge deck, which includes a great outdoor cinema room. The upper deck features Jacuzzi and large sunpads.

MY PHILMI - Jacuzzi

MY PHILMI - Jacuzzi


MY PHILMI - Sundeck dining

MY PHILMI - Sundeck dining


MY PHILMI - Aft deck view in

MY PHILMI - Aft deck view in

Alfresco dining area is located on the main deck, where guest can taste some gastronomic delights prepared by professional crew, which will also ensure that an outstanding level of service is provided at all times.

MY PHILMI - Alfresco dining

MY PHILMI - Alfresco dining

Philmi reaches a maximum speed of 17 kn, while her cruising speed is 15 knots with a range of 2,800 nm. Watch this amazing video, get inspired and admire the truly amazing Philmi.

If you would like to charter the luxury superyacht Philmi please contact your preferred broker. The team at CharterWorld will provide an unbiased service and highly professional support in arranging your luxury vacation on a superyacht.

Top 10 Amazing Interior Design on Luxury Charter Superyachts

November 02, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Interior design of superyachts attract a lot of attention in the yachting community. Interior designers from around the world create extraordinary concepts and award-winning ideas brought to life on board luxury yachts. Indulging yourself in luxury should definitely be a part of your yacht charter experience.  Here is our top 10 of the most amazing interior design on charter superyachts.

Solandge

Undoubtedly, charter superyacht Solandge has one of the most impressive interior design concepts. While wooden lamination provides a classical look, beautiful mother of pearl elements, stunning sculptures, art and handmade italian furnishing add to its opulence.

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Solandge. Main Deck Saloon. Photo credit Klaus Jordan

Solemar

Superyacht Solemar‘s Beautiful interior features sophisticated cherry wood, marble and light colour fabrics. Spacious rooms are lit with natural light, and create a inviting atmosphere.

Superyacht Solemar. Interior

Superyacht Solemar. Interior

Saluzi

The artwork on the hull of the superyacht Saluzi is not the only outstanding feature. While having very colourful and eye-catchy exterior, the interior design also represents her uniqueness. Brights and fluorescent colours in one part of the yacht, white and glossy tones of the sun deck and pastels tones mixes with darker notes and bright furnishing definitely place this yacht in the list of the most extraordinary yacht interior design.

Superyacht Saluzi. Interior

Superyacht Saluzi. Interior

Quite Essential

Modern trendy interior of Quite Essential was created by Michela Reverberi. Quite Essential or “The Fifth Element” is a design concept, which was developed specifically to represent the highest synthesis of the other four elements. Colourful details, patterns, fabrics and furnitures are displayed against pure white background, which forms an intimate atmosphere.

Superyacht Quite Essential. Main Saloon

Superyacht Quite Essential. Main Saloon

Seanna

Superyacht Seanna possesses a truly opulent interior. Her timeless styling, enhanced with luxury white marble elements, 22-carat gold leaf and astonishingly integrated contemporary and traditional furniture make her standout from another interior design concepts.

Superyacht Seanna. Formal dining

Superyacht Seanna. Formal dining

Sherakhan

Every guest on board Sherakhan will be astonished by amazing wood work. The main saloon features a beautiful dining table that seats 22 people and impressive furnishing. Some other attributes are stunning staircases, a large chandelier, a fireplace, a bar and a podium with white piano enhance this luxury interior even further.

Superyacht Sherakhan. Dining room, view from above

Superyacht Sherakhan. Dining room, view from above

Jade 959

Created by Central Yachts and boasted with elegant furniture by the Italian luxury fashion house Fendi. Contrasting elements, leather sofas and chairs in combination with simple but sophisticated tones of generous spaces will not leave you unimpressed by Jade‘s interior.

Superyacht Jade. Interior

Superyacht Jade. Interior

Samar

Famous designer Joe Thome design the interior of Samar. The suoeryacht’s leave everyone admiring her classical interior with breathtaking elements, such as famous paintings, sculptures, bright bohemian carpets, stunning furniture and cheery wooden panels and finest leather.

Superyacht Samar. Main Salon

Superyacht Samar. Main Salon

Carpe Diem

Incredible interior of Carpe Diem is a work of Carol Williamson & Assoc. A futuristic integration of white leather and soft tone fabrics with Macassar wood and ebonized detailing is a stunning feature of this conceptual design.

Superyacht Carpe Diem. Master Lounge

Superyacht Carpe Diem. Master Lounge

Lioness V

Smooth contrast of pastel and dark colours with an added freshness visually maximise the interior, creating a very light but sophisticated look. Lustrous dark panels presented with soft pale fabrics certainly provide relaxing and luxury atmosphere on board Lioness V.

Superyacht Lioness V. Upper deck

Superyacht Lioness V. Upper deck

If you would like to find out more about the luxury superyachts available for charter contact our team at CharterWorld for the best advice and service.

SD112 KATHLEEN by the “Atelier” of the yachting industry

October 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Sanlorenzo, the shipyard best known for collaborating with the finest contemporary interior design brands to create stylish and exceptional yachts, has presented its SD112 Kathleen. This time, Sanlorezo’s partner is a debutant in the yacht building industry – Citterio Veil studio.

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SD112 Kathleen exterior

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SD112 Katheleen Interior

SD112 Kathleen reconfirms the shipyard’s concept of setting new rules for style and design. Her elegance and time honoured style are ones of the many outstanding features. The Sanlorenzo SD line illustrates living in the sea concept, consolidating the unbreakable link between home and yacht. Measuring 110.40ft /33.65m the SD112 is a stand-out project in the SD line, due to her curvy hull that reveals her striking beauty.

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SD112 Kathleen interior

The living area has been redesigned with more optimised spaces and elegant details to complement lifestyle comfort.  The owner’s precise requirements have been met in all stunning details and warm colours of the interior designed by Citterio Veil studio. The interior layout comprises of a master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, comfortably accommodating up to 10 guests assisted by 5 crew members.

SD112 Kathleen interior

SD112 Kathleen interior

The Citterio style and Sanlorenzo’s shared vision on innovation and constant development has brought to life the exceptional SD112m Kathleen, which has been recently delivered to her owners.

Citterio’s next project in collaboration with the iconic Italian Shipyard will be a 42-metre Explorer 460, commissioned by a Swiss owner. Meanwhile, CharterWorld offers a great selection of luxury charter yachts by Sanlorenzo available now. For more information please contact our team at CharterWorld.

Press Release: The quest for better boats in less time continues at Vripack

June 15, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Better known to the public as the next-gen technology for gaming, virtual reality headsets are an effective tool to allow designers to review their work without the need to build scaled models.

Vripack Studio has put virtual reality to use to assess ship design and space efficiency before committing to a build, leading to significant reductions in production time and cost. The following is a Press Release from Vripack on the use of virtual reality within the design process.

Press release

The quest for better boats in less time continues at Vripack

In their third of a six-year- mission to reduce the construction time of any new yacht by at least 25%, the Vripack Studio recently made another leap forward. By making use of Virtual Reality they manage to review both design and engineering and bring back fail cost by a staggering 75%.

Creative director Bart Bouwhuis of Vripack explains: “After years and years of very low incremental growth the recent developments in Virtual Reality are exponential now and allow us to use this tool for our reviews instead of making mock ups, prototypes and pre-fabrication. So the cost related to that as well as the time consumption is now fully eliminated. It’s part of history.”

“The initial use, straight out of the box, has allowed for checks of spaces, volumes, heights, sight lines, stairs and what have you more. After nearly twelve months of R&D we’re at a stage where we’re reviewing complete installation sequences, maintainability, accessibility and so on and so forth. We’re basically evaluating the assembly process and the future maintenance of the whole yacht, let aside the training and instructions possibilities for the workers, all this before any hour is wasted on building something that could be done better and in less time,” Bart confirms.

“Our innovations in construction processes already led to the development of Smart Kit ® resulting in a 15% hull building time reduction. This innovation is followed by Boat Blocks ® that we currently use in production and through which we already see double digit savings. With the development of Virtual Prototyping ® we enter a third phase of evolution. With the first yachts in built, using the combination of these modern design solutions, it’s a bit early for final conclusions on exact time saved but I can disclose that we’re heading towards well over 20% and we’re building at very reputable yards which themselves are even more amazed by the efficiency and added quality of their new work,” Bart proudly smiles.

In 2014 Vripack released their 2019 vision in which they give themselves six years to reach the goal of reducing building time by at least 25% while delivering a better boat. The first results of their in-house created innovations show they’re well ahead of schedule. With their can-do mentality and three more years to come this is very promising to say the least.

About Vripack ®
Established in 1961, Vripack is a leading full service yacht design, naval architecture and engineering studio with over 7300 projects under its belt. Vripack focuses on realizing better ships in less time for private customers and yards world-wide. At Vripack we believe that a good design should not meet all requirements, it should surpass them in order to create a boat that goes beyond dreams.

Marijana Radovic and Marco Bonelli of m²atelier Unveil Interiors for 54m Superyacht Project.

March 29, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Marijana Radovic and Marco Bonelli of m²atelier have unveiled interior designs for a new 54-metre project, including a harmonious master suite, situated forward on the main deck that offers direct access to the spacious saloon.

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier  - owner suite

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier – owner suite

According to the designers, the main goal behind the new 54-metre project was to come up with an elegant and sophisticated interior, while retaining simplicity. The concept line is based on the harmony of modular spaces, light setting and symmetrical distribution. The interiors were created to offer a feeling of intimacy without fragmenting the environment. These partitions are designed and structured to create a delightful interior letting out a feeling of luxury and elegance associated with space.

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier - owner suite

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier – owner suite

Utilising reflective materials and prisms, light is brought into the interiors, making it one of the most important features. The light is can be toned down by unique light textile roller blinds, fitted to the windows.

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier - onwer bathroom

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier – owner bathroom

The master suite boasts geometric shapes and symmetrical parts to divide the area and to create functional and transformable layout. This contemporary understating of a flexible space can be easily adapted to suite the owner’s mood. The exterior dining area represents one of the most important parts of the yacht and a fabulous socialising area of the yacht, providing fantastic views and comfortable seating.

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier - bathroom

54m Superyacht Project by m2atelier – bathroom

The fixed oval sofa is coupled with a back counter modular display joining both buffet and bar services. When the extremities are joined, this rounded shape creates an enclosed bar. The main features of this interactive element are its polyvalent properties, depending on the different scenery.

Wood and leather have been used extensively for the interior. Neutral beige and brown with marine-blue accenting are the main colours used throughout, acting as an introduction to the outside environment and strengthening the relationship between the interior and exterior areas.

Nature is invited into the interior thanks to plants enclosed in rectangular ‘indoor gardens’ with prisms on top that channel natural light. The interior is further accented with two private balconies on each side of the master cabin. The upper deck creates a bright and inviting ambience with full height windows which settles in for a large terrace creating an illusion of being suspended over the bright blue sea.

Dorries Yachts Present New 111m Mega Yacht Concept by H2 Yacht Design

March 08, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Dorries Yachts are pleased to unveil their latest yacht concept of 111 metres, designed by the respected H2 Yacht Design studio. The concept is designed to be built in marine grade steel with a displacement monohull hull form. With the length of 364’02” (111m) this impressive superyacht is sure to offer amazing outdoor and indoor spaces for endless entertainment, relaxation and socialising.

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

Twelve guests can be accommodated in six sumptuous staterooms, including a full-beam VIP suite. There is also accommodation for a crew of 36 professionals. The new 111-metre Dorries Yachts’ concept is designed to reach a maximum speed of 18 knots and cruise comfortably at 16 knots with a cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

DORRIES 111M CONCEPT

Luxury Yacht EIGHT Refitted by CRN YACHT

March 02, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

CRN, part of the Italian Ferretti Group is pleased to release information and photographs of the first CRN yacht refit: that of the recently delivered 46M luxury yacht EIGHT. The refit mostly included interiors and general restyling of the superyacht, together with maintenance of technical systems and appliances. With the use of natural light, wood, fine-quality leather, and other bespoke materials they have transformed EIGHT into a truly spectacular vessel.

EIGHT - bird view

EIGHT – bird view

EIGHT - running

EIGHT – running

EIGHT - view from above

EIGHT – view from above

EIGHT - aft view

EIGHT – aft view

EIGHT was launched in 2005 and her refit represents a true accomplishment for the CRN shipyard. She was designed by CRN’s Engineering Department in collaboration with the international design studio Nuvolari Lenard, who has taken care of the exteriors, and Solido Interiors, responsible for the interiors. The vessels spreads over four magnificent decks, offering accommodation in one sumptuous master stateroom and five VIP suites, hosting up to 12 guests and a crew of 8.

EIGHT - main deck dining area

EIGHT – main deck dining area

EIGHT - main deck dining

EIGHT – main deck dining

EIGHT - main deck saloon

EIGHT – main deck saloon

Originally constructed to stand out for its sleek lines, EIGHT is now featuring event vaster spaces, more natural light, refined elegance and polished simplicity. The golden stripes that outlined the vessel’t profile were replaced with an entirely dark blue hull and a white superstructure.

EIGHT - main deck exterior

EIGHT – main deck exterior

EIGHT - main deck  external view

EIGHT – main deck external view

The interiors perfectly flow with the exterior areas, and provide dynamic, yet harmonious continuity between the outside and the inside. The interiors, in fact, were the main focus of the refit. Some areas have been completely redesigned, taking down some of the walls and partitions to enlarge each area and bring in light and more liveability. The Owner’s request included an open space, which, when needed, would still ensure the utmost privacy thanks to shading technologies that allow to create dedicated areas, whose limit is only the sea horizon.

EIGHT - Upper Deck

EIGHT – Upper Deck

EIGHT - Upper deck saloon

EIGHT – Upper deck saloon

The deck area aft of the main saloon represents a comfortable leisure area, boasting four dark grey sofas with red profiles and a coffee table. From here, a sliding glazes door takes guests into the main saloon, where inviting and cosy ambience is immediately perceived. Three large sofas are placed around a large and elegant carpet and two coffee tables, where guests can comfortably socialise or unwind. A double-face Samsung 78’’ concealing TV divides the living area from the large round dining table seating up to 10 people for a more formal dining experience. All windows have been enlarged, letting plenty of natural light flood this area and highlight the combination of the warm shades of walnut on the walls and the cream shade of the furniture. The beauty of this room is further enhanced by the accurately-designed lighting system.

EIGHT - upper deck detail

EIGHT – upper deck detail

The master cabin, situated on the main deck at the bow, is a masterpiece of sobriety and simplicity, reflecting the style that pervades the entire yacht. The Owner’s apartment is preceded by a cosy business area, where the Owner can work enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. After stepping into the cabin, one is immediately pervaded by a sense of warmth, which is further enhanced by the use of embracing, soft colour shades, that range from hazelnut brown to cream and alternate in the fabrics, the furniture, and throughout the vessel. The bathroom too features a skilful play with colours, interspersing warm oak wood and the dark colour of the mottled stone of the bathtub with hydro massage and chromotherapy. The bathroom is also fitted with a ‘his & her’ double sink and a shower box. The electrical darkening glass system guarantees maximum brightness and privacy at the same time.

EIGHT  - Master stateroom

EIGHT – Master stateroom

EIGHT - Master Suite Bathroom

EIGHT – Master Suite Bathroom

 

An elegant internal staircase with leather-lined steps leads to the lower deck, which hosts the comfortable guest area and the crew quarters. The fitness area, which was previously found to port, has been replaced by an additional cabin, which joins the other 3 located on the same deck. Overall, there are therefore 4 guest cabins: 1 full-beam VIP cabin located aft, fitted with a BANG & OLUFSON 75” display TV; walking further, 2 guest cabins can be found in the central area; and another full-beam VIP cabin is located forward. The main changes at the stern have involved the garage, which has been widened so as to fit the Owner’s tender, a Castoldi 23′, and which, once the tender has been launched, can be turned into a large beach club. This area is now even more enjoyable and also features a shower area, with the shower head in the ceiling and the shower mat on the deck. The flooring has been replaced to ensure continuity with the warm shades of the outdoor teak. Inspections and maintenance operations have been carried out on all systems in the engine room, including the inspections required to obtain the LLOYD 10 years class certification . Moreover, all gensets have been replaced with two new KOHLER units.

EIGHT - lower deck VIP

EIGHT – lower deck VIP

EIGHT - lower deck VIP bathroom

EIGHT – lower deck VIP bathroom

EIGHT - lower deck VIP cabin

EIGHT – lower deck VIP cabin

EIGHT - lower deck twin VIP

EIGHT – lower deck twin VIP

EIGHT - VIP bathroom

EIGHT – VIP bathroom

At the aft of the upper deck, a wide sky lounge is furnished with two comfortable L-shaped sofas that make this area ideal to enjoy dinner with a magnificent view over the sea, thanks to the large rectangular table seating up to 10 people. In the indoor salon, a wonderful C-shaped sofa stands opposite a concealing up-and-down Samsung 75” TV. The refitting in this area has involved the enlargement of the windows, so as to let in more natural light and offer an even more breathtaking view of the sea. Walking past a bar area and a dumbwaiter, the pilot house is reached. Behind it is the Captain’s cabin, with private head. Most electronic appliances in the wheelhouse – such as radars, displays, navigation instruments, and the satellite system – have been upgraded or replaced.

EIGHT - sun deck

EIGHT – sun deck

EIGHT - Sun Deck Spa pool

EIGHT – Sun Deck Spa pool

EIGHT - transom

EIGHT – transom

 

An external staircase takes guests to the sundeck, a fabulous area where life in the open air can be enjoyed to the fullest and featuring a round table in polished teak with eight satin teak chairs in the middle, ideally dividing this area into two separate ones. Indeed, two large sunbathing areas and two awnings with carbon poles have been obtained on the sundeck: the first is at the extreme stern and features one single rectangular sunpad in dark grey fabric with red profiles, as well as two polished teak round tables; the second area, at the bow, shows the result of a more extensive refitting – a Teuco hydro massage tub. The sunpad and the entire sundeck are protected by handrails with steel and glass uprights. On the sides of the central table, a flat screen TV, an ice-maker, a refrigerator, and a barbeque complete the furnishings. The forward structure where navigation lights were previously installed has been replaced with a removable carbon mast that has been installed slightly closer to the stern.

Superyacht EIGHT is fitted with two 3512 DITA SWAC Caterpillar engines that allow her to reach a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Introducing Codecasa 50 Vintage Series Motor Yacht GAZZELLA

March 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Codecasa 50 Vintage Series Motor Yacht GAZZELLA is the latest addition to the beautiful ‘Vintage Series’ fleet by the italian shipyard Codecasa; following the previously launched 42-metre vessels: MAGARI and LIBRA. She was delivered in July, 2015 and represents the first 50-metre version of these series.

Gazzella-navigating

Gazzella-navigating

Constructed under the hull number C121, GAZZELLA boasts in-house design with the aim at finding the ideal balance between the past and present. The owner of the yacht has selected the colour white for both the hull and the superstructure. The traditional and simple exterior lines are perfectly blended with classic and rich interiors of this vessel. The interiors boasts rich mahogany wood and mahogany plume, with floorings that are made of precious marble and onyx, as well as carpets with elegant decorations, suited to each area.

GAZZELLA - Bridge   Deck -Sky lounge

GAZZELLA – Bridge Deck -Sky lounge

The main saloon has a large socialising area with two comfortable and large sofas, four armchairs in the red and gold tones, situated around the coffee table of mahogany wood with gilded details; opposite of which is a large 65″ TV. The entire saloon boasts plenty of natural light thanks to the large windows and it is further increased but the continuation of the dining room. This area is separated by a beautiful low partition cabinet. The dining room has been fitted with a stunning rectangular table, with a mahogany top decorated with maple wood inlays and can seat up to twelve guests for formal dining occasions.

GAZZELLA - Main Deck Hallway-Guests' staircase

GAZZELLA – Main Deck Hallway-Guests’ staircase

The port-side pantry is followed by a well-equipped gallery featuring the latest in appliances, which are distributed between the cabinets and the practical centre island. The main deck and the bridge deck are interconnected by a dumb-waiter.

GAZZELLA - Main Deck Aft cockpit

GAZZELLA – Main Deck Aft cockpit

Forward of the dining room is the main hallway with beautiful flooring and marble inlays. From here we have the main staircase boasting a lovely handrail of dark metal with gilded details and walls covered with golden leafs and mother of pearl material. The staircase connect the bridge deck to the guests’ area in the lower deck.

GAZZELLA  - Main Deck dining table

GAZZELLA – Main Deck dining table

Located forward, the main deck is also home to the sumptuous VIP stateroom with an en suite bathroom. The VIP is situated close to the Owner’s suite, which has a private office, a large cabin, spacious walk-in wardrobes and two bathrooms with Honey Onyx. The bathrooms are interconnected with a large shower, the walls of which are decorated with an elegant floral mosaic.

GAZZELLA - Main Saloon entrance

GAZZELLA – Main Saloon entrance

The remaining guest cabins are all situated on the lower deck and include two double-bedded cabins and two twin-bedded cabins. Each cabin boasts a private en suite bathroom facility. Next to he guest cabins, are the crew quarters with four double cabins, the Chief Engineer’s cabin, the crew mess and the laundry, equipped with three washers and three dryers. From the crew area the dry storage, built-in walk-in refrigerators and large cold rooms can be accessed.

GAZZELLA  - Owners Suite

GAZZELLA – Owners Suite

The bridge deck boasts an inviting sky-lounge, which is more intimate, yet more laid back than the main saloon and features comfortable seating in front of a 65″ TV. There is also a breakfast table and bar furniture. The main valour chosen for this area is blue, which is featured in the marble tops of the coffee table and bar furniture, as well as for the upholstery and the carpet decorations. There is also a day head, a pantry and the Captain’s cabin located on this deck.

GAZZELLA - Sun Deck

GAZZELLA – Sun Deck

The Captain’s cabin is directly connected with the radio room and the wheelhouse, which offers modern navigation, search and communication equipment, in order to provide the Owner and guests with the utmost safety.

All the exterior areas provide great space for relaxations, social gatherings, sunbathing or al fresco dining. The inviting relaxation area on the Main Deck aft cockpit alternates with the alfresco dining area on the aft Bridge Deck, which is able to seat 12 guest. The Sun Deck, that is also connected by the elevator, boasts a large sunbathing area, a seating area, a bar corner and then a large Jacuzzi bathtub, for five/six people, provided with comfortable sunbathing mattresses.

Throughout the yacht, the best care has been devoted to the selection of the equipment for the satellite reception, Internet and entertainment systems.

Provided with a Castoldi 21’ jet tender and with Zero Speed Stabilizers, Hull C121, m.y. GAZZELLA, thanks to its 2 x Caterpillar 3512C marine engines, 2365 HP each at 1800 rpm, is able to reach a top speed of 17,5 knots at light displacement and a range of about 5.000 nautical miles at 12 knots speed.