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Jongert 3900 Lucia M superyacht designed by Guido de Groot – 2011 ISS Design Awards Finalist

December 15, 2011

The Jongert 3900 motor yacht Lucia M was added to the 2011 ISS Design Awards´ list of finalists. Jongert built Lucia M superyacht´s sophisticated exterior and stunning interior were both created by the world-renowned Guido de Groot Design studio.

Jongert 3900 super yacht Lucia

Jongert 3900 super yacht Lucia

Luxury yacht Lucia designed by Guido de Groot

Luxury yacht Lucia designed by Guido de Groot

For more than 20 years, ISS’s Annual Design Awards – based entirely on peer review – has celebrated the very finest naval architecture, design, interiors, engineering and builds in the large yacht industry.

Motor yacht Lucia by Jongert

Motor yacht Lucia by Jongert

The ISS Design Awards honours the finest new super yachts, built and delivered to their owners over the previous twelve months. It is a notable achievement in itself to be named as a Finalist in this prestigious field.

Luxurious interior on the Jongert super yacht Lucia designed by Guido de Groot

Luxurious interior on the Jongert super yacht Lucia designed by Guido de Groot

The office of Guido de Groot Design is very much honored by this latest achievement.

Horizon launches the First Horizon E54 Motoryacht with debut at the 2012 Dusseldorf Boat Show

December 14, 2011

Horizon is happy to announce the launch of the motor yacht Horizon E54 in Kaohsiung Taiwan as a hull one from E54 series. The new entry model Horizon E54 yacht is run by Volvo Penta 900 IPS drive technology. In combination with a highly-advanced hull design she reached a speed of 33 knots during the official sea trials.

Horizon launches its newest fleet member - Horizon E54 Superyacht

Horizon launches its newest fleet member - Horizon E54 Superyacht

Horizon E54 Superyacht - rearview

Horizon E54 Superyacht - rearview

The luxury yacht Horizon E54 features a shallow draft, an environmentally friendly, three-stateroom, two-head layout for the utmost comfort and usability onboard. By utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the super yacht Horizon E54 minimizes sound levels and fuel consumption, turning power into efficiency, and making her one of the most eco-friendly Horizon yachts.

Newly-launched luxury yacht Horizon E54

Newly-launched luxury yacht Horizon E54

Super Yacht Horizon E54 - sideview

Super Yacht Horizon E54 - sideview

Horizon E54 Superyacht - frontview

Horizon E54 Superyacht - frontview

In addition, the advanced technology is also found on the Horizon E54 yacht’s flybridge with a proprietary Volvo Penta dynamic positioning system and a joystick docking station, allowing for easy maneuvering in any situation.  Moreover, the motor yacht Horizon E54 provides improved fuel economy without compromising performance or ride quality.

Luxury Main Salon on the super yacht Horizon E54

Luxury Main Salon on the super yacht Horizon E54

Salon on the luxury yacht HORIZON E54

Salon on the luxury yacht HORIZON E54

Super Yacht Horizon E54 - Main Salon

Super Yacht Horizon E54 - Main Salon

Horizon E54 Superyacht - Master Cabin

Horizon E54 Superyacht - Master Cabin

The newest member of the Horizon fleet, Horizon E54 will debut at the 2012 Düsseldorf Boat Show from January 21-29, 2012.

60m Superyacht KAISER’s interior by Bannenberg & Rowell

December 13, 2011

“German-style” was the interior imagined by the Owner of this stunning and important 60m superyacht KAISER built by the prestigious shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen. Designers from the world renowned design studio Bannenberg & Rowell could include ideas for an elegant and sophisticated interior that encompasses a spectrum from Mercedes to Bauhaus, from Jugendstil to Hufhaus. Following some time spent with the client at his homes, it emerged that what the client had in mind, was an interior with a sense of presence and solidity. As a result, motor yacht KAISER features liberal use of panelling, but also exhibiting bold use of colour.

Abeking & Rasmussen 60m luxury motor yacht Kaiser

Abeking & Rasmussen 60m luxury motor yacht Kaiser

The name of the yacht took inspiration from the walls of the Bannenberg & Rowell´s studio which were pinned with ephemera from World War One Kaiser Class battleships – turret colours and navy medal ribbons, many of which eventually found their way onto the yacht in cushions and other detailing.

60m Motor Yacht Kaiser - Main Salon ©David Churchill

60m Motor Yacht Kaiser - Main Saloon ©David Churchill

Main Saloon - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Main Saloon - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

More deeply embedded in the architecture are references to German decorative art such as striking intarsia oak doors with their geometric honeycomb patterns, nielloid metal panels inset into doors, bedside tables and bathroom vanity stands and bold marquetry panels encircling the main stairs which, themselves, have a bronzed fretwork balustrade at their core.Timbers in the interior include ovangkol, beli and oak sitting alongside specialist finishes such as mother-of-pearl, eggshellcracked lacquer and embossed leather.

60m Kaiser Superyacht - Sky Lounge - Credit D. Churchill

60m Kaiser Superyacht - Sky Lounge - Credit D. Churchill

Throughout the build process, the Owner was closely involved, stipulating the exact ergonomics of the sofas on board and even introducing one or two upholstery colours not normally found in the Bannenberg & Rowell colourbook.

Stunning Dining Room on the luxury yacht Kaiser

Stunning Dining Room on the luxury yacht Kaiser - Credit: D. Churchill

Owner´s Suite on the luxury yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Owner´s Suite on the luxury yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Owner´s Bathroom - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Owner´s Bathroom - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Owner´s Study - 60m Kaiser Superyacht ©David Churchill

Owner´s Study - 60m Kaiser Superyacht ©David Churchill

Notable features on board include a stone-topped, bronze-doored wine cabinet in the Dining Saloon, bookcases in the Owner’s Study lined with scarlet back-painted glass, and guest cabin bulkheads faced in padded lined, framed in nickel
dome-headed nails.

60m Motor Yacht Kaiser´s Guest Cabin ©David Churchill

60m Motor Yacht Kaiser´s Guest Cabin ©David Churchill

Guest Cabin on Kaiser Superyacht ©David Churchill

Guest Cabin on Kaiser Superyacht ©David Churchill

Guest Bathroom - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Guest Bathroom - Super Yacht Kaiser ©David Churchill

Elegant Main Staircase on the 60m luxury yacht Kaiser

Elegant Main Staircase on the 60m luxury yacht Kaiser

As on the luxury yacht Kaiser´s sistership super yacht Elandess, the guest cabins can be converted into two full-beam suites by a clever system of hinged doors and panels.

New Fincantieri 99m Motor Yacht XVINTAGE by Stefano Pastrovich

December 12, 2011

99m motor yacht XVINTAGE is a new project presented by the world-renowned Italian shipyard Fincantieri. Both the exterior and interior are designed by well-known Stefano Pastrovich, creating design born around the function. Xvintage superyacht features open spaces and loose furniture, providing the owner with a 100% freedom to choice and change.

Fincantieri 99m Xvintage Superyacht

Fincantieri 99m Xvintage Superyacht

“In life, finding a way to increase adrenaline, and to discover a means for solving problems in a greater way, can be difficult. In the end, culture and experience are the necessary ingredients to get a clear vision of what we are doing.”

There are several external details which characterize the soul of the super yacht Xvintage. All of them are designed with the same intention of contributing towards increasing the quality of space. The main philosophy is based on the consciousness that the yacht is a platform for letting us, the spectator, view the world with all its colours, sounds and lights.

99m luxury yacht Xvintage by Fincantieri

99m luxury yacht Xvintage by Fincantieri

This is why, in Pastrovich designs, the materials used for the interior and exterior are always based on a soft and natural finish; giving the feeling of a gentle need for communication with the world around. Teak floors inside and out maintain a constant temperature and humidity, to feel better beneath bare feet in the summertime. The exterior deck extends inside the interior salon to increase the continuity of the space.

Fabric is made of linen with soft colours to inspire relaxation. The shape of the superstructure’s windows, horizontally oriented to enhance the exterior view, designed with a teak window frame all around, as a way of merging them with the saloon and terrace areas. The size of the eight bulwark windows has been designed to maximize the exterior view while keeping the privacy of the interiors. Finally the xxl size Chinese umbrella above the dining table makes for a cosy space that increases the value of chatting with friends in the quietest and more private areas of the vessel.

The philosophy of the interior layout is to create a number of spaces, all with a different purpose, look and view, and to avoid the typical wedding cake deck lay-out of most large vessels.

The hangar is used as a large yacht tender garage

The hangar is used as a large yacht tender garage

The aft beach club is a large transformable area where the yacht tender garage also acts as storage space for the day toys and the exterior lounge furnishings. The LNG tank has been placed very close to the tender garage because both need a very high ceiling.

The list of the yacht tenders and water toys isn’t just long, it’s also diverse: a 12m power boat, a 6m rubber yacht tender, a 12m trimaran yacht, many jet skis, and a submarine if required. The sides of the hull are closed during navigation to protect the exterior deck from heavy seas. The tender launching system is guaranteed using two J-frame cranes recessed on the exterior deck. The simplicity of this particular system makes for a stable launching operation, which is key to accelerating the process and saving crew time.

On the upper deck, the idea is to dedicate the entire area from the bow to the aft terrace, for the use of the owner and guests, giving them the possibility to experience the interiors from different angles, lights and sounds. The aft interior salon is connected to the exterior terrace through a large sliding door, thus giving a feel of continuity of space between interior and exterior.

Xvintage Superyacht by Fincantieri - Bow Terrace

Xvintage Superyacht by Fincantieri - Bow Terrace

The walls around the cinema are built with large sliding panels, which makes this area transformable into a playroom for kids, or for watching F1 or PlayStation. And just forward of the bar Fincantieri has placed another lounge with a transformable table that can become a formal dining room.

Finally, the bow lounge is the place to sit and view the panorama, while the bow terrace is the most peaceful place in Italy to have a romantic dinner. The owner’s apartment and terrace are on the aft bridge deck. This choice of location comes from the designer’s personal spirit of life on board, where privacy and the need to spend time together is very important. The terrace on the sun deck is covered with a large bimini, and the exhaust stacks are discretely placed so as to leave the view as the main attraction.

Aft terrace of the 99m Xvintage superyacht by Fincantieri

Aft terrace of the 99m Xvintage superyacht by Fincantieri

Fincantieri luxury yacht Xvintage features the dualfuel power and propulsion system based on the Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engine, which is a compact unit providing all the advantages of fuel flexibility. This allows owners and operators to opt for the most suitable fuel (natural gas, marine diesel oil, heavy fuel oil, or even liquid biofuel) taking into account local environmental restrictions, fuel price variations, and fuel bunkering possibilities.

Stairwell going down from the aft terrace of the 99m Fincantieri Xvintage yacht design

Stairwell going down from the aft terrace of the 99m Fincantieri Xvintage yacht design

Additionally, Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines have the ability to automatically switch from one fuel to another without any loss in speed or power output. In gas operation mode, Wärtsilä DF engines are already compliant with the forthcoming IMO Tier III regulations without the need for any secondary exhaust gas purification systems. Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine sets are fitted with alternators mounted on a common bedframe, and by utilizing double mounting arrangements, even the most stringent standards for low levels of noise and vibration can be met.

Stefano Pastrovich - Photo Daniele Del Castillo

Stefano Pastrovich - Photo Daniele Del Castillo

Fincantieri Super Yacht Xvintage – Technical Specifications

Type: Luxury vessel
Length overall: 99.00 m 325’
Beam: 15,5 m 50,8’
Draught: 4,8 m 15,7’
Propulsion dual-fuel propulsion system
Wärtsilä 20DF/LNG pac
Exterior design: Stefano Pastrovich
Interior design: Stefano Pastrovich
Shipyard: Fincantieri
Engines: Wärtsilä

Stefano Pastrovich - Photo Daniele Del Castillo

Stefano Pastrovich - Photo Daniele Del Castillo

Westport’s Ninth 164´ Motor Yacht LEGACY (hull 5009) launched

December 12, 2011

50m motor yacht Legacy, also known as hull 5009 is the ninth in the Westport 164 series. Designed by the well-known Donald Starkey and prestigious naval architect William Garden, superyacht LEGACY  was launched in November 2011.

Westport 164 Super Yacht LEGACY´s Sistership - 50m luxury yacht Lady Kathryn IV

Westport 164 Super Yacht LEGACY´s Sistership - 50m luxury yacht Lady Kathryn IV (hull 5005)

Westport 164 super yacht Legacy features a refined hull form for exceptional ocean-going performance, an innovative accommodation plan which balances interior and on-deck spaces for maximum enjoyment and versatility, and a contemporary styling that ensures lasting appeal.

Developed using leading-edge three-dimensional modeling and structural software applications also used in the aviation industry, the luxury yacht Legacy has met every objective for speed, ride, maneuverability, integrity, quality and classing capability. As with every Westport yacht, Legacy yacht delivers the uncommon luxuries of predictable performance, on-time delivery and a full complement of equipment and features for immediate enjoyment.

Westport’s new flagship, the 50m Legacy tri-deck superyacht accommodates twelve guests in unsurpassed luxury. A vessel as prized for the artistry of its contours as for the substance of its construction, represents an exceptional landmark achievement in large yacht design.

The six-stateroom layout with on-deck full-beam master suite affords everyone a luxurious private retreat incorporating the finest fabrics, cabinetry, stone and leathers. An innovative arrangement includes a top-deck VIP suite with its own sun deck, a large formal dining room adjacent to the commercial-grade galley, and a garage aft for yacht tenders and water toys. Designed for entertaining and relaxed socializing, the salon opens to a large covered aft deck with lounge, conversation areas and wet bar.

Twin MTU 16V4000 diesels drive Legacy (hull 5009) to mid 20-knot top speeds, and throttle back to deliver transoceanic range. ABS-classed and MCA-compliant, the vessel is equally well suited for private use or charter service.

Technical Specifications

Length: 163′ 10″ (49.98m)
Beam: 30’10″ (9.3m)
Draft: 7’3″ (2.2m)
Sleeps: 12 in 6 Staterooms
Crew: 13
Cruise Speed: 20kts
Max Speed: 24kts
Range: 5,200 nm @ 12 kts 2,900 nm @ 16 kts
Engines: (2) MTU16V4000
Generators: (2) 99 KW (1) 65KW
Displacement: 690,000 lbs
Hull Design: Donald Starkey/William Garden

Currently under construction are other Westport 164 yachts due to be launched in 2012.

New 36m Motor Yacht BLUNT 118 designed by Carlo Cafiero

December 09, 2011

The 36m motor yacht Blunt 118 is a new project presented by renowned Italian designer Carlo Cafiero, a founder of Devamarine in 2010. Blunt 118 superyacht is a dynamic, highly-comfortable, ´safe´ and certainly innovative vessel.

Cafiero luxury yacht BLUNT 118

Cafiero luxury yacht BLUNT 118

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - frontview

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - frontview

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - rearview

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - rearview

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - upview

Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 - upview

Cafiero luxury yacht Blunt 118 was carefully studied and restudied, from the hull to the sun’s cuttings, from the design of the furniture to the layout of the cabins, in order to have an uniform image of this exactly 36.14m stunning yacht, with a width of 7.47 and two decks over the fly.

36m luxury yacht Blunt 118 by Carlo Cafiero

36m luxury yacht Blunt 118 by Carlo Cafiero

Main Deck of the Blunt 118 Superyacht

Main Deck of the Blunt 118 Superyacht

Lower Deck of the Blunt 118 Superyacht

Lower Deck of the Blunt 118 Superyacht

Innovation and tradition in equal measure convey in a yacht for long trips in sea:

•    the line of hull is extremely pushed forward and she is very long and slender in the plant
•    bow totally open and for  a complete relaxation covered with cushions, it’s unusual for a yacht of this size, but allows to see unsurpassed views
•    comfortable side decks protected by high broadsides and  aft semi-transparent bands of different widths in dark polycarbonate are leaned to the hull

•cutting on the hull in correspondence of the sections above mentioned and at aft partly in dark semi-transparent polycarbonate, absolutely unique and innovative

•    large sundeck aft
•    direct access from the beach to the engine room and compartments for inflatables
•    semi-transparent green wings in polycarbonate to protect the beach area
•    long and continuous cuttings on the broadsides from stern to bow to clearly mark the boat
•    top fly frame features burgundy structure with visible uprights and holds the satellite aft,  semi-transparent roller blinds
•    dining and living area are partially covered by the flybridge and in part by the dark bands
•    white deckhouse is on the underside and made completely of glass and at top with visible uprights, in order for it to be clearly mark and fully characterised
•    large glass with sliding doors for access to the interior
•    internal area divided in two by the dark semi-transparent glass staircase that rises to the flybridge and mobile booth elongates to full-length, which if necessary flows into the back of the library
•    at entry a snack bar and bench with spiral staircase for independent access for the crew
•    passed the booth, relaxation area and wide dining area, to left independent spiral staircase leading to the owner cabin, just along, always to left staircase is the access to the remaining cabins, at the bottom a spacious reserved living area, while at right from stern to bow separated galley, bathroom and driving console
•    interior is divided into three large areas, partially communicating: 15 beds, including 3 crew,  for a total of 8 cabins, 7 bathrooms, galley and living area for the crew, all with enviable height
•    direct access from the beach passing through the engine room or through an independent stairwell for the crew: both accesses lead to the living area and kitchen, which also lead to the crew cabins  with private bathrooms
•    Captain’s cabin with private bathroom at bow , accessible though a hatch
•    independent staircase for the owner that directly leads into his large cabin with bathroom, sitting area and dual walk-in-closet with a possibility to access the galley
•    access via another staircase to the remaining guest cabins, leading from the living room. Halfway through it leads to 3 cabins with bathrooms, two doubles and a twin; going up a step, the guests will get to two other cabins which are single with a shared bathroom and dressing room, and the other bedroom with separate bathroom.
•    garage at aft for three water jets and two yacht tenders.

On board Blunt 118 Superyacht

On board Blunt 118 Superyacht

Stunning interior design of the Cafiero luxury yacht Blunt 118

Stunning interior design of the Cafiero luxury yacht Blunt 118

Blunt 118 Superyacht´s luxury interior

Blunt 118 Superyacht´s luxury interior

The final effect of the Cafiero super yacht Blunt 118 is certainly strong and successful.

42m Heesen motor yacht LIFE SAGA’s interior makeover by Holland Jachtbouw

December 07, 2011

The 42m motor yacht LIFE SAGA, custom built in 1994 by the Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts, returns to Holland Jachtbouw this winter for an interior makeover and to prepare for her Baltic summer cruise next season. Superyacht LIFE SAGA has a beautiful exterior by Azure Naval Architects and an impressive interior by Artline. She was last refitted in 2008.

Heesen 42m luxury yacht LIFE SAGA

Heesen 42m luxury yacht LIFE SAGA

42m Super Yacht LIFE SAGA by Heesen Yachts

42m Super Yacht LIFE SAGA by Heesen Yachts

Heesen LIFE SAGA Superyacht

Heesen LIFE SAGA Superyacht

Luxury yacht Life Saga measures 42m (138´) in length and sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms, including 1 master cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. She is managed by an 8-member crew to ensure a relaxed and comfortable yacht experience.

On board of the luxury yacht Life Saga

On board of the luxury yacht Life Saga

Luxurious Exterior of the Heesen Super Yacht Life Saga

Luxurious Exterior of the Heesen Super Yacht Life Saga

Superyacht Life Saga features an aluminium hull and superstructure with a beam of 7.60m and a 3.85m draft. She is fitted with an ultra-modern stabilization system which lowers roll motion effect and brings a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience. The yacht´s bow thrusters make her also more manoeuvrable at low speeds.

Life Saga Superyacht´s stunning interior

Life Saga Superyacht´s stunning interior

Luxurious and comfortable interior of the Life Saga Superyacht

Luxurious and highly-comfortable interior of the Life Saga Superyacht

Twin 8V 4000 M70 diesel engines run this stunning yacht, allowing her to reach a top speed of 20 knots, with a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Heesen Super Yacht Life Saga´s beautiful bathrooms

Heesen Super Yacht Life Saga´s beautiful bathrooms

Life Saga Superyacht

LIFE SAGA Superyacht

AB 116 motor yacht BLUE FORCE ONE by AB Yachts

December 01, 2011

This stunning striking 36.25 metre AB Yachts built superyacht Blue Force One has been launched in 2010 and was nominated for the prestigious and peer-reviewed 2011 ISS Design and Leadership Awards, in the ‘Power 24m – 40m’ category. The winner of this category was the 24.1m Tricon Marine built superyacht NISI designed by NISI Yachts and Ward Setzer.

AB Yachts superyacht Blue Force One - Image credit to AB Yachts

AB Yachts superyacht Blue Force One - Image credit to AB Yachts

AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One was built by AB Yachts shipyard belonging to FIPA GROUP, that summarises the new concept of sport power of the AB Yachts style, with a hull having slender appearance and smooth, tapering, and winning lines.

Blue Force One superyacht by AB Yachts - AB 116

Blue Force One superyacht by AB Yachts - AB 116

The interior spaces of the superyacht Blue Force One – AB 116 have been conceived in order to grant the utmost comfort in an environment able to create a continuity between exterior and interior. When entering from the main door, the spaciousness of the room together with the choice for natural essences like wenge’ and durmast put together with fabrics and leathers with subtle colour, create a salon with a big impact for its largeness and brightness.

AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One - Image credit AB Yachts

AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One - Image credit AB Yachts

The big windowing gives the idea of open spaces and the distribution of rooms has been studied in order to create a unique environment to live the sea.

AB 116 luxury motor yacht Blue Force One - Image credit AB Yachts

AB 116 luxury motor yacht Blue Force One - Image credit AB Yachts

AB Yachts has been able to conceive also for this new AB 116 luxury yacht Blue Force One a valuable design, with a high level stylistic approach, that is manifest also for the utmost care for the smallest detail. The main deck of is a true loft, and contains a living area thought to live spaces in the utmost relax: it guests a wide U-shape sofa, followed by a dining table for 10 guests, and, on the right, a piece of furniture with a 50’’ TV that can be lowered in the furniture, and a bar corner that includes fridge, ice maker and sink.

AB 116 yacht Blue Force One - Aft deck - Image credit to AB Yachts

AB 116 yacht Blue Force One - Aft deck - Image credit to AB Yachts

The wheelhouse of the Blue Force One yacht is separated from the salon in a very discreet way through a panel put in the centre of the area that remains at half the height of the room, in order to allow a 360° visibility of the exterior from any point in the main deck.

Superyacht Blue Force One - Sundeck table - Credit to AB Yachts

Superyacht Blue Force One - Sundeck table - Credit to AB Yachts

Downstairs we find a suggestive salon used as TV room lightened by the upper deck windowing, the owner cabin on the stern is a true suite, bright and spacious, thanks to the wide windowing on both sides. Besides the owner cabin, in the night area there are two twin cabins with twin beds and private bathroom and a VIP cabin on the bow, and an additional cabin that can be used as gym or guest cabin. The crew quarters, containing three cabins and bathrooms, also contain a fully accessorised galley.

Dining on board the stunning Blue Force One yacht - Credit to AB Yachts

Dining on board the stunning Blue Force One yacht - Credit to AB Yachts

And the exterior of the AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One is not less: going onboard, the cockpit, covered with teak like all the external floor, reveals immediately the attention given to the maximisation of the spaces for relax: as a matter of fact we find here a wide sunbed that can be used as a sofa, and, on the bow, a convivial area with table and sofas. Sofas and a really huge sunbed are also on the Flying bridge, where we find a wheelhouse in the centre and on the bow a comfortable dining area with icemaker and fridge.

Blue Force One Superyacht - Master Stateroom - Image credit to AB Yachts

Blue Force One Superyacht - Master Stateroom - Image credit to AB Yachts

Like for the other sea jewels built by the Massa shipyard, from the structural point of view the yacht shows hull and superstructure built with materials borrowed from aerospace industry that grant lightness and solidity. The three engines MTU 16V2000 M93 CR of 2400 HP each with the 3 MJP waterjets allow the new AB 116 superyacht Blue Force One to reach a maximum speed of 46 knots with the utmost confidence and total absence of vibrations.

AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One - Master Head - Image Credit to AB Yachts

AB 116 motor yacht Blue Force One - Master Head - Image Credit to AB Yachts

Blue Force One Superyacht - Master Stateroom - Image credit to AB Yachts

Blue Force One Superyacht - Master Stateroom - Image credit to AB Yachts

AB 116 superyacht Blue Force One - Galley - Image credit to AB Yachts

AB 116 superyacht Blue Force One - Galley - Image credit to AB Yachts

Superyacht Lighting Design by I3D

December 01, 2011

I3D, inc. ( In3Design) is an interdisciplinary design consulting firm with a strong emphasis on lighting design. Its focus is on the unique identity and atmosphere of a space, how it interfaces with people, and how it transforms to meet their needs. Lighting design is an integral part of architecture and its design elements. It creates the intangible emotional feel of a space, but it also creates an iconic look, defining a signature identity or brand.

Lurssen 85m Mega Yacht PACIFIC with I3D light settings

Lurssen 85m Mega Yacht PACIFIC with I3D light settings

Award-winning designer Beatrice Witzgall established “I3D, Inc.” in 2007, basing the new company in NYC. The name originated from “In3Design”, Inc. a company founded in 2004 which also represented her interdisciplinary design approach and her background in fields such as architecture, graphic design, and interactive digital technologies. Combining art with technology, this interdisciplinary expertise enables her to think dynamically, seeing bold new opportunities for innovation in unexpected places. I3D not only offers individual design services in these fields, but also bridges these design ideas as a design manager, creating one comprehensive program, design strategy, and spatial identity.

Gunboat 66´ catamaran yacht PHAEDO with I3D light settings

Gunboat 66´ catamaran yacht PHAEDO with I3D light settings

I3D lighting techniques put a signature stamp on form and function, adding sophistication to luxury. Emotional and unique approaches to yacht lighting create subtle moods and add both pleasure and value to a yacht by reflecting an owner’s personality.

I3D sees the untapped potential for stunning new lighting designs for luxury yachts. Beatrice Witzgall’s passion for performance sailing, combined with her lighting expertise, allows her to understand the opportunities that lie beyond the traditional lighting approaches. This combination leads to a deeper understanding of the practical challenges and requirements of yachts as far as realizing their design potential and opportunities.

At this point, I3D has worked on numerous yachts ranging from some of the most high-profile and prominent superyacht launches to high performance catamaran yachts.

I3D involvement ranges from full lighting design services, to technical consultancies, to support in architectural design aspects and development of graphics.

Currently I3D is involved with several hospitality projects as well as commercial and private projects. Additionally, Witzgall’s passion for yachting has led her to work on various prominent and “Superyacht Award”- nominated Megayachts or performance sailing yachts with acclaimed designers such as Reymond Langton, Bannenberg Rowell, German Frers, RWD, DLBA, and shipyards such as Luerssen, Abeking & Rasmussen, Hodgdens, and Gunboat.

New 21m Sunreef 70 Sailing Yacht ANINI successfully launched

November 29, 2011

Launched in November 2011, 21m sailing yacht ANINI is the 7th unit of the Sunreef 70 Sailing finished with great success by the Sunreef Yachts shipyard. Sold to an American client for private use, ANINI superyacht will pass the coming winter in southern Portugal before starting her Summer 2012 cruise in the beautiful yacht charter destination – the Mediterranean, which the owner wants to explore as much as possible.

New unit of the Sunreef 70 - ANINI catamaran successfully launched

New unit of the Sunreef 70 - ANINI catamaran successfully launched

Sunreef luxury yacht ANINI is arranged in the owner layout version with the master suite and one guest cabin in the portside hull and two guest (one with bunk beds) and one crew cabin in the starboard hull. The inside of the main deck comprises the saloon/dining room on the left with two coffee tables convertible into one large dining table, a 40” LCD TV and DVD, and a fully equipped galley with an elegant and handy bar for serving drinks and meals.

Interior of the superyacht Anini a Sunreef 70 catamaran

Interior of the superyacht Anini a Sunreef 70 catamaran

The interior navigation station is located in the front section of the main deck and comprises all the necessary navcom equipment (touch screens with multifunction displays, autopilot, GPS, radar, yacht controller, satellite phone, fish finder, etc). The aft deck features a dining area with a small fridge, large colorful sofas and sun pads, and extensive storage. The 27m2 flybridge includes the main helm station, and a dining area with a small fridge, sun pads and benches. Both the cockpit and the flybridge are finished in teak.

Dining area of the Sunreef 70 super yacht ANINI Catamaran

Dining area of the Sunreef 70 super yacht ANINI Catamaran

The master suite includes a double bed with night tables, an extendable sofa, work desk, TV and DVD, and plenty of storage for long cruises. One of the guest cabins and the crew cabin are equipped with double beds, and the second guest cabin, intended for children, has bunk beds. All cabins have private en-suite bathrooms.

Sunreef 70 Catamaran ANINI

Sunreef 70 Catamaran ANINI

21m Super Yacht ANINI’s interior design shows clear references to the Sunreef 114 charter yacht CHE with the choice of caramel bamboo wood applied to all wooden furniture, door and window frames, and decorative ceiling panels. Turquoise sofas and armchairs with wall and ceiling panels complete the bamboo finish in a very natural way, creating a relaxed, marine ambience inside.

Exterior of the Sunreef 70 catamaran yacht ANINI

Exterior of the Sunreef 70 catamaran yacht ANINI

Technical Data of the Sunreef luxury yacht ANINI

Construction material: Advanced composites
Length: 21.40m
Beam: 10.4m
Draught: 1.6m
Mast height: 27m carbon mast made in-house
Mainsail: 145m2
Gennaker: 180m2
Genoa: 90m2
Solent: 50m2
Engines: 2 x 240 HP YANMAR
Fuel capacity: 2 x 3000L
Water capacity: 2 x 750L
Guests: 8
Crew: 2-3 (additional crew bed in the forepeak)