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Interior furnishings by LIST, including the 60m Super Yacht Slipstream by CMN

January 04, 2012

The Austrian company LIST provides custom solutions for interior furnishings of private luxury yachts and elegant cruise ships. One of their prestigious clients was the 60m motor yacht Slipstream, built by the CMN shipyard and launched in 2009.

Luxury Superyacht Slipstream - Photo credit CMN

Luxury Superyacht Slipstream - Photo credit CMN

Decades of experience working with fine materials and a passion for detail make this Austrian family business the world’s leading outfitter. LIST offers flexible, custom solutions for the most extraordinary requests. Their individual solutions serve the top segment of luxury yachts with a length of over 50 meters.

On board luxury motor yacht Slipstream Credit G. Plisson

On board luxury motor yacht Slipstream Credit G. Plisson

With a highly qualified project team of more than 40 specialists, LIST is geographically flexible and works internationally, wherever the customer´s yacht may be. Their geographic independence guarantees rapid, individual realization of any request.

LIST has a worldwide reputation of being able to turn even the most extraordinary requests into a reality. Every client can depend on the company one hundred percent. LIST guarantees the highest quality, from design to implementation.

CMN super yacht Slipstream Credit S. Mc Bride

CMN super yacht Slipstream Credit S. Mc Bride

“As a global company, we represent our country throughout the world. We are pleased to be one of the leading domestic companies in the sector general contracting, which were awarded by Leading Companies Austria “, said DI (FH) Burkhard List, CEO of LIST General Contractor.

Motor Yacht Slipstream at her launch

Motor Yacht Slipstream at her launch - Image credit to CMN Yachts

“Thanks to our innovative strength in the area of material development and processing technique, we have managed to position ourselves in the international top class. We would like to expand and strengthen this position for the long term.”

The company will be present at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, September 22-29.

I3D – Lighting design studio for luxury super yachts

January 02, 2012

At the beginning of December, 2011 we have posted an article about an interdisciplinary design consulting firm I3D Inc. (In3Design), which specialises in lighting design for luxury yachts. Designers focus on the unique identity and atmosphere of the given space, how it communicates with people, and how it changes to suit their needs. While almost every other detail is customized on yachts, lighting is frequently ignored. When the sun sets and the lights are turned on, one discovers the most generic illumination, often provided by outdated lighting technologies.

Lurssen Superyacht Pacific - Photo credit to Martin Groothuis

Lurssen Superyacht Pacific - Photo credit to Martin Groothuis

On most modern yachts, very little stands out at nighttime. They are undefined masses looking like ‘black-holes’ from shore when moored in a bay. The hours that exterior stylists spend on creating signature shapes disappear into darkness and are not represented at all. Private residences and restaurants often have more unique lighting than multi-million dollar yachts.

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. These lighting techniques put a signature stamp on form and function, adding sophistication to luxury. I3D sees the untapped potential for stunning new lighting designs for luxury yachts.

Interior lighting designed by I3D for super yacht PACIFIC - Image courtesy of I3D

Interior lighting designed by I3D for super yacht PACIFIC - Images courtesy of I3D and Lurssen

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 catamarans. I3D involvement ranges from full lighting design services, to technical consultancies, to support in architectural design aspects and development of graphics. I3D has worked extensively with many acclaimed designers such as Bannenberg-Rowell, Reymond Langton, German Frers and shipyards such as Luerssen, Abeking & Rasmussen, Nobiskrug, Hodgdens and Gunboat.

Super yacht Pacific in Harbour of Kiel - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Super yacht Pacific in Harbour of Kiel - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Luxury yacht projects that are included in I3D’s portfolio:

85m Lurssen motor yacht Pacific

PROJECT TEAM “JOSI”:

Delivery: November 2010

Interior: Bannenberg Rowell

Exterior: German Frers

Shipyard: Luerssen, Germany

Awards: Finalist for Superyacht Awards 2011 – Judges’ Commendation in the ‘BEST DISPLACEMENT MOTOR YACHT OF 1,300GT TO 2,999GT’

LIGHTING STATEMENT:

For PACIFIC, the owner’s brief was clear: “impress & surprise us showing something that hasn’t been done before on any yacht.” Therefore, I3D had the amazing opportunity to implement many of our unique design visions into this outstanding project. All spaces were defined by different light settings for the various user scenarios. Integrated lighting accentuated the multitude of complex materials and textures; and the complex and outstanding architectural design details. A mood-altering color scheme linked interior with exterior spaces and created a fluent spatial experience. Together, these and other innovative lighting features created PACIFIC’s unique signature look, pushing the envelope for innovative lighting design and setting a new industry standard.

60ft Gunboat catamaran Phaedo with Architectural Layout / Graphic / Lighting by I3D -  - Image courtesy of I3D

60ft Gunboat catamaran Phaedo with Architectural Layout / Graphic / Lighting by I3D - Photos Levin Trautmann / Team Phaedo

66′ Gunboat catamaran Phaedo

PROJECT DETAILS “6604”:

Delivery: October 2010

Shipyard: Gunboat, South Africa

Project Manager: Paul Hand

Architectural Layout / Graphic / Lighting: I3D, inc.

Client: Lloyd Thornburg

Awards: 2011 Best Boats: Flagship Multihull

This catamaran truly pushed the envelope and redefined what a fully equipped “performance cruising boat” nowadays can mean. Not only did it apply race boat technology, pushing weight

and performance to the limit without compromising or sacrificing luxury life-style elements in a highly designed loft-type space, but it also rethought every system, detail, and technological

addition. The result is a custom, modern, cleanly-designed, stylish and open penthouse space that has every feature of a fast, light-weight performance racing yacht. This 66’ Gunboat catamaran is equal in many aspects to an over 100’ Super Yacht in terms of space, speed, performance, and quality of finishes. However, it is optimized in terms of crew, maintenance costs, fuel, and energy savings. It sets new standards for catamarans, bringing the possibilities to a new level. This project represents I3D as truly an interdisciplinary firm with scope ranging from architectural layout to the styling and branding including graphics and the lighting design.

Lurssen mega yacht Pacific - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Lurssen mega yacht Pacific - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge


YACHTS – other design services: architectural design & GRAPHICS

• architectural design

I3D – In3Design are a strong believer in an integrated design approach that combines backgrounds and bridges disciplines, using a comprehensive understanding of a situation in order to create

new insights and see new potentials. Relying on their strong background in architecture, they created for PHAEDO an open loft-style modern space for this usually cluttered platform yacht. I3D focused on creating clean lines, alignments, and a continuity of space that connects the inside to the outside in order to create a seamless spatial experience.

• BOAT GRAPHICS & LOGOS

With I3D’s strong understanding of the various design disciplines, they understand the underlying design principles, concepts and themes enabling them to develop a representative brand. The graphics should strengthen and accentuates the identity and have a unique, but specific character. Graphics should reflect the overall design principles of the project.

YACHTS -  I3D’s confidential projects that make part of their portfolio

LIGHTING design CONSULTANCY – UNDISCLOSED details : I3D respect their clients wishes to keep project details confidential! Yacht projects are a combination of high-end individualized residential spaces with a strong hospitality aspect. Yacht projects deal technically with very challenging conditions. Their involvement extends from interior to exterior lighting, in which they specifically focus on creating a strong signature look. Due to the character of the industry, I3D unfortunately can’t share or disclose further project details and images of their work despite having had the great opportunity to work on some outstanding and unique designs. Some, but not all, of their yacht projects, are listed below.

Design proposals:

• EXTERIOR DESIGN for a very large Megayacht

Designer / Shipyard: N/A – confidential

• EXTERIOR DESIGN for a large Megayacht

Designer / Shipyard: N/A – confidential

FULL DESIGN SCOPE

• 24.5m M/Y exterior lighting

Designer / Shipyard: N/A – confidential / USA

Delivery: November 2010

• 78m A&R #6492 – mega yacht Amaryllis – Full Interior & Exterior

Designer: Reymond Langton Design

Shipyard: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany

Delivery: Summer 2011

• 149’ explorer yacht - Interior & Exterior

Shipyard: N/A / USA

Delivery: 2011

TECHNICAL LIGHTING CONSULTANCY:

• 78m A&R mega yacht TITAN

Designer: Reymond Langton Design

Shipyard: Abeking & Rasmussen, Germany

Delivery: Summer 2010

• 74m M/Y #783 mega yacht Graffiti

Designer: Reymond Langton Design

Shipyard: Nobiskrug

24m motor yacht RE-SET by Francesco Corda with luxury yacht charter in mind

December 29, 2011

Super yacht Re-Set is an innovative 24 metre vessel designed by the young Italian designer Francesco Corda from FJM Powerdesign. Having graduated in Architecture from La Spezia with the motor yacht Re-Set being his thesis, Francesco has created this spacious vessel with the luxury yacht charter market in mind.

24 m Re-Set yacht by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

24 m Re-Set yacht by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

Inspired by the shape of such elegant bird as the swan, FJM Powerdesign created yacht Re-Set features flowing lines with overall contemporary look combined with classic features. Thanks to her ‘centre console’ layout, the yacht offers excellent and vast outdoor spaces, which are highly sought after by yacht charterers these days.

Aft look at the 24m superyacht Re-Set by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

Aft look at the 24m superyacht Re-Set by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

In order to please a larger spectrum of clients on the superyacht charter market, the overall style of the motor yacht Re-Set is quite simple with particular attention being paid to the cabins. The double cabins feature a more ‘sober’ and linear style in order to suite a more mature clientele, yet the twin cabins have been designed with a younger guest in mind.

Interior of the Re-Set yacht by Fjm Powerdesign

Interior of the Re-Set yacht by Fjm Powerdesign

Re-Set motor yacht by Francesco Corda is designed to be as economical as possible, for the Owner himself as well as the charterer. Eco-friendly materials have been used on board and she is designed to be fitted with two Volvo Penta D13B-GMP-900 cv@2300 rpm. Re-Set’s maximum speed should reach 24knots and her cruising speed is to be approx. 20 knots.

Bathroom on board Fjm Powerdesign yacht Re-Set

Bathroom on board Fjm Powerdesign yacht Re-Set

With the overall length of 23.97 m and a draft of 1.03 m, she has a displacement of 53 tonnes. Motor Yacht Re-Set is designed to accommodate 8 guests in two double cabins, two twin cabins as well as a crew of 2.

Re-Set motoryacht by Fjm Powerdesign - Twin Cabin

Re-Set motoryacht by Fjm Powerdesign - Twin Cabin

BlackSwan motor yacht Re-Set by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

BlackSwan motor yacht Re-Set by Francesco Corda of FJM Powerdesign

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