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Sanlorenzo becomes part of the Italian Industrial Design Association

November 09, 2011

The Italian Industrial Design Association (ADI) has been gathering designers, companies, researchers, teachers, critics, journalists around the design subjects, like consumption, recycle, education since 1956. It is a protagonist of Industrial Design development, as a cultural and economical fact. Its main goal is to promote and to help make effective, without any profit, the most appropriate conditions to design goods and services, through cultural discussion, actions towards the institutions and services supply.

L. Bocchietto M. Perotti L. Zaniboni

L. Bocchietto - President ADI, M. Perotti - President Sanlorenzo Spa, L. Zanboni

For ADI Design is a culturally aware way to project, a connection between the individual and social demand and the production offer. Design is a system linking producers and users, taking care of research, innovation, engineering, to make goods and services functional, socially worth and culturally valuable.

Sanlorenzo Yachts has been building always different and customized motoryachts, according to each owner’s requirement since 1958. Their lines over the trends, in which high skilled craftsmen since generations combine an extreme care for details with the use of valuable materials, “sailed” through over half a century piloted by a natural vocation for design, that since ever made the difference with other international yacht builders. Particularly, during the last seven years, since Massimo Perotti has acquired the company, this vocation has become a trademark, a strictly tightened imprinting to the brand and to every single yacht built.

Sanlorenzo SL104 - exterior

Sanlorenzo SL104 motor yacht Triple Fun

Sanlorenzo’s Design vocation was awarded by the Italian Innovation Award, delivered last June by Mr Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Italian Republic, for SL104 series motor yacht Tripple Fun Interior Design, conceived by Dordoni Architetti of Milan.

The Italian Award for Innovation, aiming to add values to the innovative capabilities of companies, universities, public administration, agencies, or single individuals, is destined to the Design world by indication of ADI (Industrial Design Association), which reports the works published in the latest issue of the Annual ADI Design Index.

Sanlorenzo SL104 - salon

Sanlorenzo SL104 Tripla Fun superyacht´s salon

For the role internationally played by the Italian yachting industry, for the quality, and the innovation capability of the Italian boatyards, leading the production of luxury yachts, ADI chose a particularly coherent project that talks about Design and “Made in Italy”. The SL104 series luxury yacht Tripple Fun interiors, built by Sanlorenzo, recall the home landscape with the use of self-standing and serial furniture and the layout conception, and strengthen the relationship between Design and yachting industry.

At the last Genoa Boat Show Sanlorenzo Yachts celebrated its design vocation with five Italian leading furniture companies – Artemide, Boffi, B&B Italia, Living Divani, Roda, all suppliers of first quality Design pieces to furnish the boatyard motoryachts – the research, avant-garde, courage, experiment, and elegance spirit that they share in a special evening lit by fireworks, when the sea, the yachts, and the Interior Design were protagonists, to talk about quality, creativity and innovation at 360°. It was a “grand premiere” of a new way to co-operate, to experiment, and to communicate in a multi-disciplinary system, where different technologies are combined to reach the picks of a quality that only Italian Design and Italian Boating Industry can achieve.

Below is an image gallery for Sanlorenzo luxury charter yachts.

Reichel Pugh new 35m sailing yacht Classic Racer 115

November 09, 2011

Reichel Pugh Yacht Design is working on a new 35m classic racing sailing yacht Classic Racer 115. Its enginnering team will try to offer a complete composite/metal structural design analysis and solutions. Despite being well-known for its modern designs, a new 35m Classic Racer 115 superyacht will be a mix of a bygone era classical elegance as for her exterior, and a modern interior, with very clean lines and a low profile yet dominating deckhouse.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

The new 35m modern classic Reichel Pugh luxury yacht Classic Racer 115 will have the teak covered deck, simply laid out for ease of sail handling, with all the winches push button and hydraulically powered. The rig is specified as carbon
with swept back spreaders and non-overlapping jibs for ease of handling. The elegant teak decks will have classic lines, while keeping her racing functionality. With a spacious main saloon featuring padded seating areas on port and starboard, enclosed hear and separate shower forward, a twin navigation station on the port side aft of the main saloon and a galley on the starboard side aft, this 35m Classic Racer 115 racing superyacht will become very comfortable.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - sideview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - sideview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Reichel Pugh 35m racing super yacht Classic Racer 115 will present simple but sophisticated design effort, with a flexibility in the option whether to build the yacht either in composite or alloy materials, with an option for a fixed or lifting keel, depending on the owner´s wish. Her construction scantlings will be created according to the latest ISAF Offshore Special Regulation Category “1″ requirements, with Plan Approval services to be provided by Germanischer Lloyd.

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - upview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Classic Racer 115 - upview Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

The fusion of all these elements creates a yacht that uses cutting edge technology in all its components making it visually stunning and complementing outstanding sailing performance with ease of handling.

The project follows in the success achieved by Reichel/Pugh over the years in developing and optimizing classic yachts for performance.

Classic Racer 115 superyacht - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

Classic Racer 115 superyacht - Credit Reichel Pugh Yacht Design

In 2000 Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design worked as the Naval Architect to recreate the 1937 sailing yacht Starling Burgess and Olin Stevens designed J Class charter yacht Ranger for John Williams that was built by Danish Yachts and launched in early 2004.

Reichel/Pugh was the co-naval architect with Dijkstra & Partners on the 180’ Panamax Classic Ketch, the sailing yacht Hetairos built of high tech composites and recently launched (2011) by Baltic Yachts, Finland. On the Hetairos project Reichel/Pugh was responsible for the creation and development of the hull lines and appendages.

Main Specifications of the Reichel Pugh 35m sailing yacht Classic Racer 115

LOA: 34.95 m
LWL: 28.81 m
Beam: 5.47 m
Draft (fixed keel): 4.80 m
Draft (lifting keel: 4.00 m.-5.50 m
Displacement (fixed keel): 59,000 kgs
Displacement (lifting keel): 57,400 kgs
IM: 37.50 m
J: 11.00 m
ISP: 42.60 m
STL: 15.60 m
P: 40.00 m
E: 13.50 m
BAS: 2.35 m
Upwind Sail Area: 575 sq.m.
Downwind Sail Area: 1200 sq.m.
Deck hardware: Hydraulic Powered Winches and sail trim functions
Propulsion/ Main Engine: Retractable Propulsion
Yanmar 8LV 320 HP
Water Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs
Grey/Black Tanks: 2 x 400 ltrs

Below is an image gallery for Reichel Pugh Yacht Design.

Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey’s new expedition yacht Columbus 146

November 08, 2011

The Florida based Broward Shipyard, known for their spacious, good quality and well priced motor yachts and military vessels, is very proud to announce a new and exciting  ‘Columbus Series’ motor yachts. The first class Broward Columbus expedition yachts have been created in collaboration with the world renowned Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design with the first vessel being the 44.50 metre Columbus 146 superyacht.

Columbus 146 Expedition Yacht by Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey Design

Columbus 146 Expedition Yacht by Broward Shipyard and Donald Starkey Design

The yard named this new  series of motoryachts the “Columbus” series as it is their aim to  bring the customers back to the United States with regard to realising new construction  projects and not only at Broward shipyard, but also at the shipyards of their United States colleagues who have proven that they are more than capable of delivering the finest yachts built.

Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Shipyard in collaboration with Donald Starkey

Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Shipyard in collaboration with Donald Starkey

It was Christopher Columbus who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the  American continents in the Western Hemisphere and following his footsteps in a time that customers are more and more looking for value for money.

Due to the fact that the yard organised itself towards a “lean and mean” project organisation, whereby they will execute  the project management, including design development, naval architecture and engineering and the core disciplines in house, they will be working with a careful selected group of subcontractors and suppliers. They will eliminate risks and safeguard flexibility throughout and most importantly first class and up to date quality, on time and on budget.

Donald Starkey designed guest cabin on board of the Columbus 146 yacht by Broward yachts

Donald Starkey designed guest cabin on board of the Columbus 146 yacht by Broward yachts

As a result of this Broward Shipyard are aiming to be considered as a very dynamic and innovative producer of first class motoryachts. Together with their skilled, experienced and dedicated craftsmen and carefully selected and reliable strategic partners and suppliers they shall offer unique, new and fully specified “Columbus 146” expedition motoryacht with attractive prices and with extended warranties.

Motor Yacht COLUMBUS 146

The Expedition Yacht “Columbus 146”  is  a 146’ or 44.5 meter  semi- displacement superyacht. Designed in cooperation with several of their customers and Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design. The yacht shall be engineered to  the yards best marine engineering standards and shall be built using proven engineered systems and accepted industry standards.

The “Columbus 146” charter yacht shall be built according the rules and requirements of the Classification Society and the Large Yacht Code 2 (LY2). Fully constructed in aluminium with a large beam of 30’ or 9.15 meter in order to reduce the draft  and provide access to the  most  remote and  shallow waters in the Caribbean waters and the keys.

Donald Starkey designed main saloon - Broward expedition yacht Columbus 146

Donald Starkey designed main saloon - Broward expedition yacht Columbus 146

Due to the fact that Broward build the  “Columbus 146”  in aluminium they are able to save weight,  which will benefit the performance of this motoryacht and offer an easy 14 knots cruising speed with a range of over 3,000 nautical miles, whereby the “Columbus 146” shall be provided with two Caterpillar C32 Acert main engines each with a maximum output of 1,299 bhp at 2,100 rpm.The  “Columbus 146” yacht will be fully specified with high ambient conditions and standards as a base, first class equipment throughout and more then realistic allowances for navigational, communicational and entertainment systems.

Expedition yacht Columbus 146 - main saloon by Donald Starkey Design - builder Broward Shipyard

Expedition yacht Columbus 146 - main saloon by Donald Starkey Design - builder Broward Shipyard

The design of the “Columbus 146” is safeguarding maximum comfort and  very efficient operations for owner’s, guest and crew when either used privately or as a charter yacht.

Broward also put a lot of attention into the specification with regards to the operational and maintenance cost and as an example of that all decks will be provided with an Esthec synthetic decking system.

Superyacht Columbus 146 of 44.50 metres - Master suite by Donald Starkey Design

Superyacht Columbus 146 of 44.50 metres - Master suite by Donald Starkey Design

A detailed Technical Specification of the new Broward Columbus 146 yacht is available for the shipyards customers, which shall be personalised towards the Owner’s requirements.

The construction time of the “Columbus 146” shall be approximately 24 to 28 months following the contract signature.

Broward Shipyard is convinced that it can contribute towards the success of all its  corporate and private customers  as their provider of first class “turn-key” motoryachts according the highest standards against very attractive prices.

Donald Starkey designed Master En-suite of the Broward motor yacht Columbus 146

Donald Starkey designed Master En-suite of the Broward motor yacht Columbus 146

Besides the above they are also a full service shipyard with regard to conversions, refits, repairs and maintenance works. At Broward Shipyard they accommodate and serve over 100 yachts a year as they have a large basin with docks and a large dry dockage area on land under cover when required. The shipyard has direct access to the ocean and deep water.

General arrangement of the Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Yachts

General arrangement of the Columbus 146 expedition yacht by Broward Yachts

Technical Specification:

Main dimensions

Length overall  :  ca.   44.50 meters ca. 146 ft

Beam overall :  ca.     9.15 meters ca.   30 ft

Draft (@ 50% loaded) :  ca.     2.05 meters ca.     6 ft      8 inches.

Displacement (  50% loaded) :  ca.     248  metric tons. ca.     546,745 lbs.

Displacement (100% loaded) :  ca.     324  metric tons.  ca.     714,295 lbs.

Gross Tonnage : <<  500 GT.

Propulsion and performance

Main Engines   :  Two Caterpillar C32 (B-rating) with 969 kW – 1,299 bhp @ 2,100 rpm

Propulsion system :  Water lubricated propulsion system, five-blade propeller.

Fuel consumption :  ca.    244.1 lit/hr. – 64.5 gal/hr.

Cruising speed :  ca. 14.0 knots (@ 50% load).

Maximum :  ca. 17.5 knots (@ 50% load (theoretical hull speed = 15.07 knots)).

Range (@ 14.0 knots) :  ca. 3,100 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Range (@ 12.0 knots) :  ca. 3,850 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Range (@ 10.0 knots) :  ca. 5,000 nautical miles (with 5% reserve + 1 generator).

Tank capacities

Fuel :  ca.   47,750 liters ca. 12,615 gallons.

Freshwater :  ca.   11,500 liters ca.   3,040 gallons.

Lubrication oil :  ca.     1,400 liters ca.      370 gallons.

Dirty oil :  ca      1,600 liters ca.      423 gallons.

Grey water : ca.     1,400 liters ca.      370 gallons.

Black water : ca.        800 liters ca.      212 gallons.

Treatment plant tank : ca.        757 liters ca.      200 gallons.

Sewage holding tank : ca.     2,400 liters ca.      635 gallons.

Design and styling

The “Design and Styling” of the exterior of this  motoryacht shall be executed by  Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design.

The “Naval Architecture” of this motoryacht shall be executed by Broward’s engineering’s team.

The “Design & Styling and Interior Décor” of the interior of this motoryacht shall be executed by Donald Starkey of Donald Starkey Design or alternatively by an interior designer of the Owner’s approval

Accommodation

Owner’s, VIP’s and Guests   10 (alternatively 12) 12 private or charter guests

Crew                                           7 (alternatively 8)      8 pax

Royal Huisman 57.5m Super Yacht Twizzle wins four design awards

November 04, 2011

57.5m sailing yacht Twizzle, built by the Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has won four design awards during two ceremonies at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in October 23-28. Twizzle superyacht´s exterior and interior were designed by Redman Whitely Dixon , with naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects and interior decoration by Todhunter Earle.

57.5m Royal Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle

57.5m Royal Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle

Sailing Yacht Twizzle by Royal Huisman - designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht Twizzle by Royal Huisman - designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Huisman luxury yacht Twizzle won ISS Best Superyacht Interior Design Award: Sail or Motor 2011 and ISS Best Sailing Yacht Design Award: over 40m 2011 at the annual 2011 International Superyacht Society Awards for Design and Leadership Gala Dinner at the Marriot Harbour Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale on October 27. ISS recognises every year individuals and companies in the categories like design, construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts.

Twizzle superyacht´s salon

Twizzle superyacht´s salon

Main Cockpit on the sailing yacht Twizzle

Main Cockpit on the sailing yacht Twizzle

At the prestigous Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, during the 2011 ShowBoats Design Golden Neptune Awards, 57.5m Twizzle superyacht designed by Redman Whitely Dixon won Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts and her fourth prize, Recreational Area for Guest Use Award: Sail or Motor.  The Showboats Design Awards recognise the most impressive yachts from the preceding year.

Below is an image gallery for Royal Huisman luxury charter yachts.

Dubois superyacht Twizzle, Zefira and charter yacht Kokomo winners at the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards

October 31, 2011

Three stunning Dubois superyachts were announced winners at the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards at the Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The winners – 58.4 m charter yacht Kokomo, the 57.5 superyacht Twizzle and the 49.7 m Zefira yacht – were made known at an Awards Ceremony and Dubois Naval Architects would like to congratulate to all involved with these award-winning designs.

The stunning sailing yacht Kokomo by Dubois Naval Architects - available for luxury yacht charters

The stunning sailing yacht Kokomo by Dubois Naval Architects - available for luxury yacht charters

Sailing Yacht KOKOMO – Naval Architecture

Award for the best ‘Naval Architecture’ was awarded to the 58.4m Dubois designed charter yacht KOKOMO, constructed at Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. She has also won the 2010 ISS Best Sailing Yacht awards and this year she has also received the Judges’ Special Award at the World Superyacht Awards.

Kokomo Yacht features interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and with her lifting keel, Dubois believe she is one of the most advanced yachts of her type in the world today.

Accommodation on board of KOKOMO is offered to up to 12 charter guests in 5 cabins. All guest suites have expansive portholes, electric blinds, climate control, mood lighting and music systems.

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - The Aft Deak Cockpit

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - The Aft Deak Cockpit

Sailing Yacht Twizzle designed by Dubois Naval Architects - styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht Twizzle designed by Dubois Naval Architects - styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sailing Yacht TWIZZLE – Interior Design, Recreational Area for Guest Use

Launched in late 2010, the 57.5 m ketch Twizzle features exterior styling and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon and was constructed by Royal Huisman.

Apart form her current ShowBoat Design award, Twizzle has already seen success this year, receiving Best Custom Built Yacht int he Asian Boating Awards and a Judges’ Commendation at the World Superyacht Awards. She as also received the awards for Best Sailing Yacht 40m+ and Best Interior at the ISS Awards Gala, the 21st anniversary of the event, held in Fort Lauderdale.

Dubois Sailing yacht Zefira - Galley

Dubois Sailing yacht Zefira - Galley

Sailing Yacht ZEFIRA – Exterior Design and Styling, Crew and Service Area

The stunning superyacht Zefira was designed for Italian owners and was built by Fitzroy Yachts in New Zealand. Her equally beautiful interior was designed by French designer Rémi Tessier.

Receiving Sailing Yacht of the Year, along with Best Sailing Yacht 45m+ at the World Superyacht Awards, Dubois are delighted that the ShowBoats Design Awards have also recognised her innovative style.

NOOR superyacht wins 2011 ShowBoats Design Award for her interior by Hot Lab

October 31, 2011

The 37.5 metre superyacht NOOR with interior design by the Italian yacht design company Hot Lab has been awarded the golden Neptune award at the 2011 ShowBoats Awards. NOOR yacht was launched in 2010 by the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts and features  minimal yet warm interior, with elegant decor  and exceptional attention to details.

HOT LAB – yacht & design team is proud to have won the most important recognition in yacht design.

Noor Superyacht interior by Hot Lab yacht and design

Noor Superyacht interior by Hot Lab yacht and design

About Hot Lab yacht and design

“Taylor made design service”

Hot Lab Studio began its story in Milan in 2004, harnessing the imagination and talent of three up-and coming Italian designers, namely Michele Dragoni, Enrico Lumini and Antonio Romano, each with previous experience in industrial, automotive and interior design, materials and processes.

Since its inception, Hot Lab Studio has sought to excel at providing elegant and subtle style, quality and innovation, underlined by meticulous attention to detail.

As prestigious recent and past projects and awards testify, Hot Lab Studio works alongside private customers and leading Italian and International boatyards to innovate what has yet to be imagined.

Each yacht design is realized by carefully hand-drawn sketches and detailed computer renderings following the client’s dream until the last precious detail on board, supporting clients through the journey of creating their new yacht through design meetings, visits to the shipyard and liaison with suppliers and subcontractors.

Hot Lab has been reviewed in yachting, lifestyle and architectural magazines, often being awarded for its dedication, and works alongside the prestige of the Italian and English Universities, offering support on various Events, Exhibitions and Brainstorming sessions.

Main saloon of the NOOR yacht with interior by Hot Lab

Main saloon of the NOOR yacht with interior by Hot Lab

PRIZES

ShowBoats Design Awards 2011:

Winner with the Motor Yacht Noor as best Interior Design for Semi-Displacement yachts

M.Y.D.A. 2007 New Projects:

Winner Professional Category for the M/Y 47M Explorer

M.Y.D.A. 2005 New Motorboats:

Special Mention for the runabout Gotcha 25’

BOOKS

MYDA 2004_2008 written by Decio Giulio Riccado Carugati, edited by Electa (2008)

Yacht Design, Cruising with Power and Style written by Sibylle Kramer, Braun Editor (2011)

Winners of the 2011 Nautical Design Awards

October 28, 2011

After the successful first edition, the Nautical Design Award has returned: on the 20th October a gala dinner has taken place at the hotel Gallery Seven Stars in Milan, where ten winners have received awards in their respective categories. Judged by an exceptional Jury, including such illustrious owners as Gabriele Galatieri di Genola, Lamberto Vallarino Gancia, Matteo Cordero di Montezemolo and Remo Ruffini as well as the president of ADI, Luisa Bochietto.  From October 21st to 31st all the winning projects are exhibited at the heart of Milan, on the Piazzetta Croce Rossa, exhibited for the many fans and curious passers by who have a chance to admire the best that the nautical design has to offer.

Codecasa Vintage motor yacht of 42m

Codecasa Vintage motor yacht of 42m

Category: Motor Yacht Interior Design

Winner: 42M Vintage superyacht

Builder: Cantieri Navali Codecasa

Interior Design: Codecasa / Arch. Della Role

Year: 2011

After having visited motor yacht Vintage at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the Jury have decided to include her not only in the ‘Yachts Over 40 metres’ category, but also in the ‘Interior Design’ category. General balance, cleanliness and simplicity of the yachts’ environment were the most important aspects taken into consideration by the Jury. Sophisticated and marine atmosphere has been created on board of the motor yacht Vintage, thanks to her unforced interior decor with functional division of spaces as well as the use of wood and light upholstery.

Technical Information:

LOA 42.5 m, Beam 9m, Displacement 400t, Fuel 70.000 l, Engines 2x 1650 hp

Codecasa 42m F73 motoryacht Guest Cabin

Codecasa 42m F73 motoryacht Guest Cabin

Category: Motor Yacht up to 24 metres

Winner: yacht Prestige 500

Builder: Prestige – Jeanneau

Interior Design: Garroni Design

Year: 2010

The Jury’s decision is mainly motivated by the high level of industrialisation achieved by the shipyard, which allows Prestige 500 motoryacht to reach an interesting quality and price balance. An award that goes equally to the product as well as the yard, which has been able to produce exclusive items designed with intelligence for the benefit of the consumer. She is a example of a successful design found rarely in this industry.

Technical Information:

LOA 15.2 m, Beam 4.5m, Displacement 14.1 tonne, Fuel 1.300 l, Engines IPS 2x435hp

Ferretti 124 Custom Line superyacht

Ferretti 124 Custom Line superyacht

Category: Motor Yacht from 24 to 40 metres

Winner: Custom Line 124 yacht

Builder: Ferretti Custom Line

Interior Design: Ferretti Custom Line / Zuccon International Project

Year: 2011

Ferretti Custom Line 124 superyacht is the largest planing vessel built by the shipyard, to date. Appreciated are the stylistic choices as well as the volume, which provides the yacht with a dynamic and aggressive look, more correspondent to a sport boat, rather than a traditional double deck motor yacht. At the same time, space distribution solutions have been applied to create large spaces, with attention to minimise the impact of the sea.

Technical Information:

LOA 37.8m, Beam 7.35m, Displacement 166 tonne, Fuel 20.000 l, Engines 2 x 3.184 hp,

Superyacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV) by Benetti

Superyacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV) by Benetti

Category: Motor Yacht above 40m

Winner: motor yacht Nataly (ex Amnesia IV)

Builder: Benetti Yachts

Designer: Benetti / Redman Whiteley Dixon Ltd

Year: 2011

Nataly has got the Jury’s attention thanks to her lines, with some military inspired characteristics, including her straight bow and the half decks that create a fundamentally contemporary product. Without any force, the shipyard has been able to modernise a sector usually static, by integrating its range in the not so easy economic situation we have today. A recognition of  international competitiveness to the yard, for their capability to impose itself with personality in this crowded sector.

Technical Information:

LOA 65m, Beam 11.75m, Displacement 224 tonne, Fuel 160.000 l, Engines E x 2.260 hp

Benetti Yacht NATALY

Benetti Yacht NATALY

Category: Sailing Yacht Interior Design

Winner: Sense 50

Builder: Beneteau

Interior Designer: Nauta Yachts

Year: 2010

Shipyard and the designers have done an excellent job on creating a boat series with care worthy of higher class vessels, to generate a superior quality product accessible to all. The vessel features an innovative layout that allows for a great flow between the exterior and the interior spaces, found almost on the same level. This aspect is little developed on an industrial product. Unusual is also the cabin layout, with all cabins located at the bow.

Technical Information:

LOA 14.98m, Beam 4.86m, Draft 2.10m, Displacement 15.29 tonne, Sail area 127 sq. m.

Southern Wind superyacht Kiboko interior

Southern Wind superyacht Kiboko interior

Category: Sailing Yacht up to 24m

Winner: Mylius 19 e95

Builder: Mylius Yachts

Designer: Alberto Simeone

Year: 2011

The Jury’s decision is motivated by the overall quality of this project, 100% Italian (shipyard and the designer), based on great research of simple pure lines and details, balance of the spaces, ergonomics and the attention to performance. At the forefront is the construction of the all carbon hull. Resolved and very unique is the connection between the very versatile internal spaces: a sliding door unites the dinette and the owner’s stateroom creating an open space.

Technical Information:

LOA: 19.95m, Beam 4.96m, Draft 3.95m, Displacement 18,6 tonnes, Sail area 250 sq. m.

Sailing yacht Kiboko 24m

Sailing yacht Kiboko 24m

Category: Sailing yacht over 24m

Winner: SW 94 Kiboko superyacht

Builder: Southern Wind

Designer: Reichel Pugh / Nauta Yachts

Year: 2010

The Jury has awarded the overall outcome, well-balanced, both inside and outside. The products shows a very fine attention to detail indicating continued focus on design, which never expires in the pure exercise of style. The project represent an excellent concept of understanding and realisation of a yacht with the final purpose of true sailing; a result not always achieved by yachts similar to her size and to her level of finish.

Technical Information:

LOA 28.64m, Beam 6.66m, Draft 4.50m, Displacement 50.5 tonnes, Sail area 476 sq. m.

Magellano 50 Motor yacht – Credit Azimut Yachts

Magellano 50 Motor yacht – Credit Azimut Yachts

Category: Low Environmental Impact Yacht

Winner: Magellano 50 yacht

Builder: Azimut Yachts

Designer: Cor D Rover

Year: 2010

The award has been assigned for the vision of this project, that indicates an outlined direction to other competitors. The victory has not been assigned so much for the hybrid propulsion, on which the jury expressed some doubts, but for the use of recyclable materials used in construction. A yacht thought, designed and constructed to be recycled and at the same time with an attention dedicated to the finishes, including certified wood and natural fabrics.

Technical Information:

LOA 15.64 m, Beam 4.65m, Displacement 25 tonnes, Fuel 3.000 l, Engines 2 x 425 hp

Superyacht ZEFIRA

Superyacht ZEFIRA

Category: Innovation Award

Winner: Sailing Yacht Zefira

Builder: Fitzroy Yachts

Designer: Ed Dubois

Year: 2011

The Jury appreciated the concept of the design and construction:  a yacht of large dimensions has been created, without a need to forcefully create a flybridge area for the wheelhouse. This measure, without detracting from the functionality, has resulted in very sleek lines that, together with the elegance and the high level of finish, determine the perception of the product’s excellence.

Technical Information:

LAO 49.7 m, Beam 9.95m, Draft 4.9 m, Displacement 322 tonnes, Sail Area 3.000 sq. m.

Sumi-Gauze & Pile

Sumi-Gauze & Pile

Category: Technology and Accessories

Winner: Sumi-Gauze & Pile

Maker: Si noj

Type of product: Towels

Year: 2010

Award has been assigned for the technical research into the products material, that combines a high level of technology and design, in one product made for every day use. The product is a towel, made form a textile, that combines cotton threads with rayon and extra fine carbon dust particles. The microscopic pores and the carbon surface allow for an absorption of odour molecules, making the product suitable for boats.

Technical Information:

The textile composition is 86% cotton and 14% rayon. Use of fine carbon dust particles woven into the soft texture cotton. Available in many different sizes.

The new Salon Layout B2 for Hanse 445 sailing yacht

October 28, 2011

The German shipyard Hanse Yachts comes with a new Salon Interior Layout and many other improvements for the successful Hanse 445 sailing yacht. Hanse 445 superyacht is customer-friendly and provides even greater comfort than before.

Sailing Yacht Hanse 445

Sailing Yacht Hanse 445


Hanse Yachts is the inventor of the Individual Cabin Concept, which allows the customers to adapt the engineering design to their own ideas and wishes, to feel comfortable aboard in all situations.

Hanse Yachts is a subject to a constant process of change, and always up to the challenge, even in an ongoing standard production.

Hanse 445 Yacht interior

Hanse 445 Yacht´s interior

Hanse Yachts is convinced to have a great success in the new design of the sailing yacht Hanse 445 salon.

The new Salon Layout B2 for Hanse 445 contains:

Two individual swivel chairs with multi-function dinette table port side, with connection to the navigation system

New rigid mid-bench module with storage space at the salon table, laterally parallel-slideable

New elegant stowage boxes and wood panelling in the hull window area

Salon upholstery with elegant stitching

Other interior improvements are:

Foreward cabin bulkhead over the berth with large-area wood panelling

Veneered companionway bulkheads, improved solid hand-grips

Veneered bulkheads and hatches in the aft cabins

Improved shelving over the navigation table

All changes are included immediately in standard production and are part of Hanse specifications.

The new B2 Salon Interior can be supplied immediately. Of course, the B1 Interior also remains.

Below is an image gallery for Hanse charter yachts.

Charter Yacht Troyanda’s new interior by Design and Style Ltd

October 28, 2011

Stunning Mediterranean luxury charter yacht Troyanda (ex High Chaparral) is a 50-metre superyacht launched from the prestigious Dutch shipyard Feadship in 2004 and was recently given a new and fresh look by interior design studio Design and Style Ltd.

Charter Yacht Troyanda by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Charter Yacht Troyanda by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Outdoor gym and entertainment area - Troyanda Superyacht by Feadship  - Photographer: Marc Paris

Outdoor gym and entertainment area - Troyanda Superyacht by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

The client desired a fresh, contemporary approach to suit the pre existing hard finishes and wood panelled walls and ceilings. Now finished with customised furniture, in many cases specifically designed for this project, charter yacht Troyanda boasts a stylish yet comfortable feel in addition to a significant and personalised art collection all carried out by international design company Design and Style Ltd. The end result is highly polished, luxurious and very comfortable – the perfect combination for a yacht of this calibre.

Jacuzzi on board of charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Jacuzzi on board of charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Al fresco dining - charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Al fresco dining - charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Dining area - charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Dining area - charter yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

The luxury yacht Troyanda’s ‘Design and Style’ updated interior features two large spacious living areas each with a dining area for 12 guests.  On the upper deck one can find a comfortable lounge with a bar for relaxation and entertainment. Charter guests have the possibility to enjoy some physical activity in a convertible gym area as well as on the large sundeck, featuring an outdoor gym area. Troyanda has a selection of the latest water sports toys, tenders and equipment.

Salon - motor yacht Troyanda by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Salon - motor yacht Troyanda by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Owner suite - motor yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Owner suite - motor yacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Great attention to detail can be observed when on board of this stunning yacht. The designers in collaboration with the Owner have chosen bespoke fine tableware as well as accessories. Throughout the yacht, guests can admire a selection of exclusive art pieces while enjoying the comfort of custom furniture.

Guest suite - Troyanda Yacht by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Guest suite - Troyanda Yacht by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Guest head - Troyanda motor yacht by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Guest head - Troyanda motor yacht by Feadship - Photographer: Marc Paris

Accommodation on board of the 50m Feadship yacht Troyanda (ex High Chaparral) is provided in one beautiful master suite, complete with his and hers en-suite bathrooms with lounge and study areas. Charter guests are further accommodated in four cabins, each with an en-suite. Troyanda and her guests are taken care by a crew of 13 highly skilled professionals.

Twin guest cabin - Troyanda superyacht - Photographer: Marc Paris

Twin guest cabin - Troyanda superyacht - Photographer: Marc Paris

Troyanda Superyacht - new interior design and restyling by Design and Style Ltd - Photographer: Marc Paris

Troyanda Superyacht - new interior design and restyling by Design and Style Ltd - Photographer: Marc Paris

About Design and Style Ltd.

Helene Benhamou, together with her daughter Adriana Weiss head an international design team which works on luxury properties all over the world.

Having worked on elaborate projects around the globe, this mother-daughter team has created a unique style – one of elegance, luxury and ease.

The Design and Style studio has worked on a variety of projects from residential properties to hotel developments, private planes as well as yachts. A bespoke and personal service to ensure the best results, Design and Style yacht projects range from small modifications to complete turn-key fit-outs.”

Superyacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Superyacht Troyanda - Photographer: Marc Paris

Winners of the 2011 ShowBoat Design Awards announced

October 27, 2011

The winners of the 2011 ShowBoards Awards  were announced to the industry’s VIP audience on the evening of the 25th October at the exclusive Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.

Blohm & Voss’ 312ft motor yacht Palladium was declared the evening’s biggest winner, with designers Mick Leach and Mark Smith taking home an incredible four neptunes for Tender Design, Bespoke Furniture Item, Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design.

The thrilled owner of sailing yacht Zefira was present to accept two awards for Crew & Service Areas and Exterior Design & Styling, accompanied to the stage by Rémi Tessier & Ed Dubois of Dubois Naval Architects. The 188ft Twizzle also proved popular with the judges and was declared winner in the Recreational Area for Guest Use and Interior Design categories, with Justin Redman of Redman Whiteley Dixon in attendance to receive the awards.

Full list of the 2011 SHOWBOAT DESIGN AWARDS:

Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+

Winner: Michael Leach Design for motor yacht Palladium

Length: 312′  |  Builder: Blohm + Voss  |  Interior Designer: Michael Leach Design

Mega Yacht Palladium - Photo Credit Giovanni Romero

Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′

Winner: Rémi Tessier for Kahalani yacht

Length: 180′7″  |  Builder: Feadship  |  Interior Designer: Rémi Tessier

Motor Yacht Kahalani by Feadship

Motor Yacht Kahalani by Feadship

Interior Design Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Winner: Hot Lab Yacht and Design for superyacht Noor

Length: 122′  |  Builder: Bilgin Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

Dining Area - Luxury superyacht NOOR

Dining Area - Luxury superyacht NOOR

Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts

Winner: Redman Whiteley Dixon and Todhunter Earle for S/Y Twizzle

Length: 188′8″  |  Builder: Royal Huisman  |  Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon / Todhunter Earle

Interior design of the sailing yacht TWIZZLE

Interior design of the sailing yacht TWIZZLE

Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+

Winner: Michael Leach Design for Palladium

Length: 312′  |  Builder: Blohm + Voss  |  Exterior Stylist: Michael Leach Design

MotorYacht Palladium - ex Project Orca - Photography by Klaus Kehrls in Hamburg

MotorYacht Palladium - ex Project Orca - Photography by Klaus Kehrls in Hamburg

Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 100′-199′

Winner: Vitruvius Ltd for  charter yacht Exuma

Length: 164′  |  Builder: Picchiotti – Perini Navi Group  |  Exterior Stylist: Vitruvius Ltd

Exuma charter yacht - image Perini Navi

Exuma charter yacht - image Perini Navi

Exterior Design & Styling Award: Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Winner: Langan Design Associates for Calliope

Length: 138′8″  |  Builder: Holland Jachtbouw  |  Exterior Stylist: Langan Design Associates

Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts

Winner: Dubois Naval Architects for S/Y Zefira

Length: 163′  |  Builder: Fitzroy Yachts  |  Exterior Stylist: Dubois Naval Architects

Sailing Yacht ZEFIRA

Sailing Yacht ZEFIRA

Naval Architecture Award: Motor Yachts

Winner: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects for charter yacht Big Fish

Length: 147′8″  |  Builder: McMullen & Wing  |  Naval Architect: Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architects

Charter expedition yacht BIG FISH

Charter expedition yacht BIG FISH

Judges’ Commendation: Lürssen Yachts for yacht Radiant


Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts

Winner: Dubois Naval Architects for charter yacht Kokomo

Length: 191′7″  |  Builder: Alloy Yachts  |  Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects

Sailing Yacht KOKOMO also available for luxury yacht charter

Sailing Yacht KOKOMO also available for luxury yacht charter

Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts

Winner: Rodney Black Design for mega yacht Lady Christine

Length: 223′1″  |  Builder: Feadship  |  Interior Designer: Rodney Black Design

Feadship Super Yacht Lady Christine - Birds View

Feadship Super Yacht Lady Christine - Birds View

Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts

Winner: Hoek Design Naval Architects for Lionheart yacht

Length: 143′4″  |  Builder: Claasen Jachtbouw  |  Interior Designer: Hoek Design Naval Architects

Crew & Service Areas Award

Winner: Owner, Rémi Tessier and Fitzroy Yachts for Zefira

Length: 163′  |  Builder: Fitzroy Yachts  |  Interior Designer: Owner, Rémi Tessier and Fitzroy Yachts

Recreational Area for Guest Use Award

Winner: Redman Whiteley Dixon and Todhunter Earle for the main salon on Twizzle

Length: 188′8″  |  Builder: Royal Huisman  |  Interior Designer: Redman Whiteley Dixon / Todhunter Earle

Bespoke Furniture Award

Winner: Michael Leach Design and Silverlining for the upper deck dining table on Palladium

Designer: Michael Leach Design  |  Builder: Silverlining

Tender Design Award

Winner: Michael Leach Design for the tender to Palladium

Designer: Michael Leach Design  |  Builder: Cougar Marine

Newcomer of the Year Award

Winner: Rodney Black Design For the interior design of Lady Christine

Length: 223′1″  |  Builder: Feadship  |  Interior Designer: Rodney Black Design

Environmental Protection Award

Winner: Exuma

Length: 264′  |  Builder: Picchiotti – Perini Navi Group  |  Exterior Stylist: Vitruvius Ltd  |  Naval Architect: Philippe Briand

Design & Technology Award

Winner: Bill Joy and Royal Huisman for the R&D on the hybrid propulsion and energy conservation systems on Ethereal

Young Designer of the Year Award

Winner: Michael Givens for project KT