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Joachim Kinder designed refits for motor yacht SEARAZ (ex Alcor, Jimora)

April 03, 2012

Originally built by Amels and Porsius shipyard, to naval architecture by German Gerhard Gilgenast, motor yacht Alcor (now known as motor yacht Searaz) is preparing for her second refit since her launch in 1986. Joachim Kinder has been involved in her design since the very beginning, creating some of the yacht’s original exterior styling, such as the arch and the flybridge layout, including the pilot stand.

Motor Yacht Alcor

1986 Motor Yacht Alcor

Motor Yacht Alcor - Saloon

Motor Yacht Alcor - Saloon

In 2004/2005 Alcor has been renamed to yacht Jimora, and underwent her first refit at the Lamda shipyard in Piraeus, Greece. For this refit J. Kinder Designs have created an extension in the aft section incorporating a closed flybridge area. In addition, new freestanding cantilever staircases were created leading from the main deck to the sun deck, as well as some new deck arrangement. As per the interior refit of the yacht, additional crew accommodation has been added to the aft, incorporating separation of female and male member areas. Finally, some decor modifications have been applied.

Motor Yacht JIMORA (ex Alcor)

Motor Yacht JIMORA (ex Alcor)

In 2010/2011, after Jimora was sold and became superyacht SEARAZ, Joachim Kinder was asked to plan her second refit. The new refit, which is yet to begin, will see an extension to the aft sun-deck and the integration of the tender stowage. The fly-bridge house has also been redesigned, incorporating a gymnasium and some additional changes to the deck arrangement. In addition, all of the interior of the motor yacht Searaz will be refurbished, whilst maintaining the original layout and furniture style.

Motor Yacht SEARAZ - exterior - aft

Motor Yacht SEARAZ - exterior - aft

Superyacht Searaz - Rendering

Superyacht Searaz - Rendering

Motor Yacht Searaz - Saloon

Motor Yacht Searaz - Saloon

45m RMK Marine motor yacht KARIA nominated for 4 ShowBoats Design Awards

March 29, 2012

The 45 m motor yacht KARIA launched by RMK Marine in 2011 has been nominated in an impressive 4 separate categories in the highly regarded ShowBoats Design Awards. Superyacht KARIA was designed by Ron Holland, featuring interior design by Design Unlimited. The beautiful yacht Karia has been nominated in Interior Design Award, Exterior Design & Styling, Recreational Space Designed for Guest use and InteriorLayout categories.

45m RMK superyacht KARIA

45m RMK superyacht KARIA


The ShowBoats Design Awards was specifically devised to judge and recognise the designers responsible for the individual elements of a superyacht. Aspects of the most impressive yachts launched in the preceding calendar year are scrutinised and judged by a panel of design experts.

RMK Marine is delighted with this nomination which follows on from the recent selection of superyacht Karia as a finalist from numerous nominations in the hotly contested World Superyacht Awards.

Designed for the experienced yacht owner for long distance voyaging, Karia has been built to extremely high quality and specifications with long term low maintenance as a priority requirement. Particular attention has been given to ensure an efficient and sea kindly hull design, low vibration and noise and exceptional interior volume for a 45m yacht.

There are a number of features that separate this yacht from many others. The 500GT sized yacht, has an exceptional use of space to maximise comfort with light, airy and versatile spaces for up to 12 guests. The owners are afforded plenty of privacy on the master deck and the yacht incorporates a swimming platform aft and 2 tenders stored under the foredeck. RMK4500 motor yacht Karia is also for sale and visitors have been tremendously impressed with the design, content and the quality of construction.

RMK Marine has previously won several awards for yachts built at the yard. The beautiful 52m ketch Nazenin V was honoured with the Judges Special Commendation prize at the World Superyacht Awards in 2010 and the Vripack designed motor yacht Caressa K also won an International Superyacht Society award in 2006.

RMK Marine stated, “We are very proud that this beautiful yacht has been recognised in these categories and pleased that the judges also appreciated the superb quality and design of this elegant yacht”.

With the investments in its infrastructure and facilities as well as in its labour force RMK Marine has continued to raise the level of the Turkish superyacht construction industry. RMK Marine offer great quality and service whatever the structural material; from aluminium such as used for sailing yacht Nazenin V to steel & aluminium for motor yacht Karia or composites as used for the Oyster superyachts.

The winners of the 2012 awards will be announced during a glittering gala evening at the Monaco Opera House on June 22, in front of a VIP audience of yacht owners and industry professionals from around the globe.

70m Rossinavi Yacht NUMPTIA designed by Tommaso Spadolini and interior by Achille Salvagni

February 21, 2012

Launched in April, 2011, superyacht NUMTIA is a spectacular 70m vessel built by the prestigious Italian shipyard Rossinavi and rightfully one of the finalists in the 2012 World Superyacht Awards. Designed by Design Studio Spadolini, with elegant and immaculate interior design by Studio Salvagni, motor yacht NUMPTIA represents a truly unique luxury yacht with excellent interior and exterior spaces, accommodating 12 guests in 6 superbly furnished and luxurious staterooms.

The stunning 70m Rossinavi Numptia superyacht designed by Tommaso Spadolini with interior by Achille Salvagni

The stunning 70m Rossinavi Numptia superyacht designed by Tommaso Spadolini with interior by Achille Salvagni

The exterior design by Tommaso Spadolini of Design Studio Spadolini

In late spring 2007, the Florence based and internationally renowned designer Tommaso Spadolini was contacted by the Project Manager who requested a preliminary draft of a yacht measuring approximately 60 metres. Based on the absolute musts requested by the Owner, the designer has quickly realised that more than 60 metres were required to accommodate all of the features. Today, measuring 70 metres in length over all, motor yacht Numptia boats large common areas with ample spaces, as well as routes to and from the various areas, that are easy to navigate and guests cabins, in which natural light is present.

Luxury Superyacht Numptia designed by Design Studio Spadolini

Luxury Superyacht Numptia designed by Design Studio Spadolini

Luxury Yacht Numptia designed by Design Studio Spadolini

Luxury Yacht Numptia designed by Design Studio Spadolini

The Owner’s suite is a private haven, where the Owner or potential charter guests  can isolate themselves in order to work on business matters as well as spend moments of leisure and relaxation in privacy. The bridges are suitable for both formal and informal occasions, making Numptia suitable not only for private cruising but also for luxury yacht charter.

Relaxation and fun aboard 70m Rossinavi NUMPTIA yacht designed by Tommaso Spadolini

Relaxation and fun aboard 70m Rossinavi NUMPTIA yacht designed by Tommaso Spadolini

As per Spadolini’s description, superyacht Numptia is made of continuous longitudinal, vertical and transverse curved lines, lending softness to her profile, presenting her as an impressive 70m yacht,  not as a miniature replica of a ship. Returning Numptia’s point of contact to the sea was made possible by way of the gentle sloping of the bridges downwards, toward the water in a cascade of curves.

Superyacht Numptia - Exterior Seating - Detail by Rossinavi

Superyacht Numptia - Exterior Seating - Detail by Rossinavi

Thanks to his excellent relationship with the Rossinavi shipyard, Tommaso Spadolini was able to contributed to another stage of the yacht’s realisation. During the advanced stages of the construction, unable to find furniture and furnishings in keeping with the owner’s dream and suitable for many gentle intersecting curves, the Studio Spadolini have provided the shipyard with drawings and specifications for the construction of all sofas, seats, large and small tables, furnishings for the pantry, kitchen and bar, as well as several sun beds, which were then placed on various outdoor decks of the yacht.

70m motor yacht Numptia exterior detail by Rossinavi

70m motor yacht Numptia exterior detail by Rossinavi

Originally, luxury yacht Numptia was designed to be used only by the Owner’s family. Over the time enquiries were made and necessary changes applied in order for Numptia to become a successful charter yacht. The changes involved the necessity of revising the layout of the guest cabins to become more ‘democratic’. This is where Tommaso Spadolini introduced the well known Italian architect Achille Salvagni to the client, who then went on to design and style the interiors of this impressive and elegant superyacht.

70m Luxury Motor Yacht Numptia by Rossinavi - designed by Tommaso Spadolini and interior by Salvagni Architetti

70m Luxury Motor Yacht Numptia by Rossinavi - designed by Tommaso Spadolini and interior by Salvagni Architetti

70m luxury superyacht Numptia - Outdoor relaxation

70m luxury superyacht Numptia - Outdoor relaxation

The interior by Achille Salvagni from Salvagni Architetti

Achille Salvagni, Numptia’s interior designer, believes that an interior is not only designed for a Client, but also about the Client. Their narrative decorating is designed not to tell a story about the designer and his studio, but to convey the spirit of the Owner. It becomes a visage that illustrates the underlying unique personality of the Owner. Every project is a unique opportunity to take the Clients beyond their expectations. Good design does not begin with decorating but defining the architectural vocabulary of the space.

Luxury motor yacht Numptia - Dining Room

Luxury motor yacht Numptia - Dining Room

Superyacht Numptia with interior by Salvagni Architetti - Dining Room Wall

Superyacht Numptia with interior by Salvagni Architetti - Dining Room Wall

“My interiors are always defined by a sense of calm because I think there is a great beauty in simplicity and neutral rooms which reveal the sculptural qualities of furniture and objects.” Achille Salvagni

Elegant interior of the luxury motor yacht Numptia designed by Achille Salvagni

Elegant interior of the luxury motor yacht Numptia designed by Achille Salvagni

Rossinavi superyacht Numptia - Interior design by Salvagni Architetti

Rossinavi superyacht Numptia - Interior design by Salvagni Architetti

The studio never uses to separate different living areas in terms of use and architectural schemes, the designer always wishes the space to be a unique fluid where different purposes can be settled. Especially in very narrow and long space the definition always creates fragmentation and sense of confusion, that’s why they realised a unique lounge and wide area where different situation can be provided without interfering with the dignity of the space, where one can easily have a party with dancing people rather then receiving guests in a formal way. The big ceiling eye creates a sense of dynamism, which at the same time gives a big quietness.

Beautiful interior of the 70 luxury yacht Numptia by Salvagni Architetti

Beautiful interior of the 70 luxury yacht Numptia by Salvagni Architetti

Everybody needs memories, that’s why Salvagni always ensures that one is close to objects from a previous life, objects from the past and taken from different cultures: Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania as well, all melted together to create a perfect balance.

Superyacht Numptia with interior by Salvagni Architetti

Superyacht Numptia with interior by Salvagni Architetti

He continues to be inspired by the things that exist freely in our daily life: the quality of light, the colours of nature and the harmony in perfect proportions.

Furthermore he strongly believes  that pursuing the target of doing something unexpected and unorthodox, compared to the existing panorama is the key to success and to realise our vision of a more comfortable and charming way to live onboard.

Stunning design elements by Salvagni Architetti aboard luxury charter yacht Numptia

Stunning design elements by Salvagni Architetti aboard luxury charter yacht Numptia

The idea during Numptia’s design was that the designers were going to try and keep a calm sense of pure design, creating monolithic spaces, delicately shaded with the use of closely matched colours and well-placed lighting accents.

Their passion for absence and naked truth of interiors is enhanced with added luxury and detailing. Simple lines and original materials.

70m Luxury yacht Numptia - Interior by Achille Salvagni

70m Luxury yacht Numptia - Interior by Achille Salvagni

The level of customisation makes Numptia noteworthy, the expertise comes through in every practical and organisational aspect of this yacht as well as in the décor, everything has been thought out carefully down to the last detail, setting aside as much space as possible for a comfortable staying.

Throughout Numptia, woods have been used to achieve an attractive contrast between dark and light elements, from dark ebony to beige bleached teak, the use of marble, stone, bronze and natural fabrics have all helped to create a welcoming atmosphere where the naturalness of the materials is foremost.

Luxury superyacht Numptia with interior design by Salvagni Architetti

Luxury superyacht Numptia with interior design by Salvagni Architetti

Each deck has its own personality, but they all fit harmoniously together to form a stylish whole, whose result is a dramatic sense of continuity, a precious wooden box which includes jewels pieces of furniture made of parchment, galuchat, glossy black ebony, bronze and Murano glass.

Luxury Yacht Numptia - Owner's suite bath

Luxury Yacht Numptia - Owner's suite bath

Rounded teak curves, instead of crown mouldings, ensure continuity between walls panelling and ceilings, all in bleached teak, just like the “poor luxury” of a Jean Michel Frank’s interior, to create a truly unique piece.

70m NUMPTIA superyacht - Owner's Suite - Interior by Salvagni Architetti

70m NUMPTIA superyacht - Interior by Salvagni Architetti

Conversation areas aboard superyacht Numptia are provided with sumptuous custom made sofas and armchairs upholstered with light coloured fabrics, this combination of colours and materials goes well with the warmth of the wall panelling, floor, beige carpeting and glossy dark ebony veneered doors.

Interior of the stunning and elegant motor yacht Numptia by  Salvagni Architetti

Interior of the stunning and elegant motor yacht Numptia by Salvagni Architetti

Fluidity and sense of space are revealed in NUMTIA’S bar area, which is not just a corridor between main saloon and dining room, but is conceived as a nut shell, a place to stay comfortably. Covered with rhomboidal and curved teak panels, resulting from the geometry of the walls, creates a dramatic cave effect strengthened by a warm, soft light, shining down and filtered through several bronze caps in form of sea urchins. A leaf shaped cut in the ceiling provides a soft indirect light.

Relaxing sauna aboard luxury yacht Numptia

Relaxing sauna aboard luxury yacht Numptia

Visual axes and focal points have a major role in defining interior relationships on board Numtia. From main saloon, beyond the bar, a sliding door in German silver, tribute to one designer by the Milanese group of 30’s, is a screen, which allows to have a view on the focal point represented by a stone carved relief on the dining wall and a glittering table placed in front of it. Another focal point is the bath tub, carved in stone and its background in marble, placed in front of the bed of the master stateroom. A sliding door, again, in precious custom lacquered panels allows to create a unique space and view.

Relax aboard luxury motor yacht Numptia by Rossinavi

Relax aboard luxury motor yacht Numptia by Rossinavi

The same is true for the ebony fireplace mantel in Bridge deck saloon and the elliptical shape on the ceiling which dominates the space.

Bridge and Upper Deck are designed to accommodate a considerable number of guests in various areas for entertainment and relaxation. Guests have a SPA area at their disposal overlooking a sea terrace, which includes a fitness gymnasium, sauna, massage room and hammam. Indeed sports, recreation and well-being areas play a major role on board the  70m Rossinavi yacht Numptia.

Superyacht Numptia by night

Superyacht Numptia by night

This stunning 70m Rossinavi built superyacht NUMPTIA is powered by twin 3516 B DITA-SCAC Caterpillar engines, reaching a top speed of over 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. Her large tanks hold 200,000 litres of fuel and 40,000 litres of water that allow her to have a long cruising range.

Superyachts by Rodriguez Interiors such as the 208´ Lurssen charter yacht Polar Star

February 15, 2012

Rodriguez Interiors is an international design firm, based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The studio creates yacht interiors for clients directly and in partnership with World Class Boat Builders throughout the USA, Canada and Europe. The results of its excellent work can be seen on the stunning vessels, like the 208´ Lurssen luxury charter yacht Polar Star, the 180´ Oceanfast charter yacht Obssession as well as the 156´ Feadship Princess Too superyacht.

The luxury yacht POLAR STAR - Image Courtesy of Lurssen

The luxury yacht POLAR STAR - Image Courtesy of Lurssen

208´ Lurssen Polar Star
Built in 2005 by the well-known German shipyard Lurssen, the super yacht Polar Star is a stunning expedition vessel with Ice class haul, featuring a spacious interior for 12 guests in 6 beautiful cabins. She boasts a friendly crew of 14.

The luxury yacht Polar Star Saloon

The luxury yacht Polar Star Saloon

One of the lovely cabins on board the super yacht Polar Star by Lurssen

One of the lovely cabins on board the super yacht Polar Star by Lurssen

180´ Oceanfast Obssession
The luxury charter yacht Obssession, built by the world class Australian builder Oceanfast is a stunning vessel launched in 1991. Refitted in 2008/2009, the Obssession easily sleeps up to 10 guests overnight and 12 whilst day cruising. 5 lovely stateroom cabins can be found on her board.

The Luxury Charter Yacht Obsession by Oceanfast - Image courtesy of Yacht Obsession

The Luxury Charter Yacht Obsession by Oceanfast - Image courtesy of Yacht Obsession

The super yacht Obssession Interior

The super yacht Obssession Interior

One of the stateroom cabins on board the Obsession Superyacht

One of the stateroom cabins on board the Obsession Superyacht

156´ Feadship Princess Too (ex Princess K)
The luxury yacht Princess Too was built by the renowned Dutch shipyard Feadship in 1999. Refitted in 2006, the Princess Too comfortably sleeps 12 guests in 6 lovely cabins. She is managed by a crew of 10, sleeping in 4 crew cabins.

The Princess Too Superyacht Saloon

The Princess Too Superyacht Saloon

The luxury yacht Princess Too (ex Princess K)

The luxury yacht Princess Too (ex Princess K)

Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors – a New Holland Yacht Experience Partner

February 09, 2012

Holland Yacht Experience, a select group of a number of the most important Dutch yacht companies operating from Port Canto on the Côte d’Azur is pleased to present its new member to the group HOGENELST SuperYacht Interiors, who have provided with luxurious interiors more than 40 SuperYachts.

An Example of the HOGENELST SuperYacht Interiors Excellent Work

An Example of the HOGENELST SuperYacht Interiors Excellent Work

Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors can trace its roots back to 1916 when the company started out making handmade cabinets. Over the last three decades they specialized in the engineering, production and installation of yacht interiors for custom-made new builds and Refit Projects. Hogenelst SuperYacht Interiors works in unique and dedicated partnership with leading naval architects, interior designers and top yacht builders.

The company operates from two locations in the centre and the north of the Netherlands, employing around 75 expert craftsmen, including a team with Refit specialists who travel the world. It is for them that the Holland Yacht Experience office on Port Canto will be their Côte d’Azur home base.

Says Jacob Rienstra, “For Hogenelst the HYE provides an excellent vehicle to maintain close contact with our Mediterranean customer base, owners and captains alike.”

The already existing partners of the Holland Yacht Experience, including Balk Shipyard, Wajer & Wajer, Mulder Shipyard, Van der Vliet Quality Yachts and Arie de Boom Marine are thrilled with the addition of this stable and renowned company.

Says Alex de Boom, co-founder of HYE, “We consider Hogenelst a perfect addition to the HYE portfolio, as this company enhances the diversity of our group and obviously aspires the same values of quality and continuity.”

Luxury charter yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA – the ultimate perfection

February 01, 2012

Quinta Essentia, a perfectly chosen name for a yacht that exceeds all expectations, featuring countless innovations in both aesthetics and technical terms. Not surprisingly this stunning 55m Heesen built charter yacht Quinta Essentia is amongst the finalists in the prestigious 2012 World Superyacht Awards. Designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts‘ in-house designers, this 2011 launch vessel features exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, interior layout design and initial interior concept by Ken Freivokh, which was further developed and decorated by the interior designer Michela Reverberi.

55m Heesen Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

55m Heesen Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia – Photo Carlo Borlenghi

Thanks to a large number of challenging concepts and flawless construction demanded  by her Owner, who has consistently built at Heesen, the shipyard have successfully realised a yacht with some extremely accomplished shipbuilding. One particular example is the metallic red paintwork specially formulated in honour of the Owner’s Montemaggio Merlot vineyard, while the radical ‘eye’ concept in the master suite includes not only full-height windows but also technically challenging glass bulwarks to create panoramic infinity views.

Enjoying the view aboard luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia by Heesen Yachts

Enjoying the view aboard luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia by Heesen Yachts

Perhaps one of the most exciting focal points of the motor yacht Quinta Essentia is the 7,000 litre main deck Spa Pool pool, featuring a pressurised water fall though 3,000 one-millimetre holes drilled into a 3 metre length of polished stainless steel embedded into the deck-head. Such is the pressure of the falling water that it can be used as a screen for projecting films. Surely, a feature that many charter guests would truly appreciate.

The impressive Spa Pool aboard luxury superyacht Quinta Essentia

The impressive Spa Pool aboard luxury superyacht Quinta Essentia

In addition, Heesen yachts have built a  wet dock to house the 25 foot limousine tender, allowing guests to simply walk aboard the tender with ease. With the same colour scheme as Quinta Essentia, the Vripack designed yacht tender was custom built in New Zealand by Vaudrey Miller.

Luxury Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Luxury Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Moving onto the sun-deck, Quinta Essentia offers unlimited possibilities for those seeking active relaxation or luxurious beauty treatments. The entire deck is dedicated to health and beauty, including a fully-equipped Technogym, sauna, steam room and professional treatment salon. Quinta Essentia’s charter guests can unwind between sessions in a circular television lounge with spectacular views and sea-grass panelling designed by Michela Reverberi. Located on the same deck is the second Spa Pool, sunbathing areas and a large al fresco dining terrace.

Quinta Essentia Yacht's Circular television lounge with spectacular view and sea grass panelling designed by Michela Reverberi

Quinta Essentia Yacht’s Circular television lounge with spectacular view and sea grass panelling designed by Michela Reverberi

The sky-lounge features two distinctive circular saloons surrounded by curved full-height windows that open out to side balconies and the aft deck. Heesen’s ability to work with the most challenging briefs is clearly reflected in the complex installation of a baby grand piano and the fireplace located in the forward television lounge.

Active relaxation in the fully equipped Technogym aboard Quinta Essentia yacht by Heesen Yachts

Active relaxation in the fully equipped Technogym aboard Quinta Essentia yacht by Heesen Yachts

A sumptuous dining saloon was positioned within the second circular area of the upper deck. The entire main deck was then dedicated to a vast open-plan lounge, featuring exceptional style and flawless build quality.

Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia - View of the main saloon on the left

Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia – View of the main saloon on the left

Superyacht Quinta Essentia Main Salon – Photo credit to Emilio Bianchi

Pearlised panelling required over twenty layers of lacquer sprayed and hand rubbed to produce the desired effect. The degree of installation difficulty was increased by the design requiring extremely fragile Macassar ceiling bands that continue down the full height of the wall. Custom-engineered Ad Notam black mirror plasma screens were seamlessly fitted within the Macassar cabinets.

Main Saloon - Heesen Yachts 55m Quinta Essentia

Main Saloon – Heesen Yachts 55m Quinta Essentia

Sumptuous dining table for 12 guests - Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Sumptuous dining table for 12 guests – Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia - Dining chairs designed by Michela Reverberi

Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia – Dining chairs designed by Michela Reverberi

Heesen motor yacht Quinta Essentia provides accommodation to twelve guests in six elegant, unique and highly personalised cabins. The master suite spreads over almost 100 square metres on the main deck. It is set within a concave cocoon of glass and opens out on both sides to a full-length private balcony. A ceiling height of over 2 metres emphasises the size of the suite. Walk-in wardrobes, an additional double cabin and a private office create the atmosphere of an entire apartment dedicated to the Owner.

Luxury Superyacht Quinta Essentia - Main saloon with the baby grand piano in the background

Luxury Superyacht Quinta Essentia – Main saloon with the baby grand piano in the background

Upper Saloon Table Lamps custom designed by Michela Reverberi - Quinta Essentia Motor Yacht

Upper Saloon Table Lamps custom designed by Michela Reverberi – Quinta Essentia Motor Yacht

The Owner’s en suite bathroom features state-of-the-art technology fitted within period design style. The stunning one-piece black stone bath is mounted on a white onyx floor. Edging the lacquered wood cabinets is the black marble detailing and the mirror is inset with an immaculately bonded silver leaf frame.

Waking up in luxury, comfort and style to unparalleled views - Owner's Suite - Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Waking up in luxury, comfort and style to unparalleled views – Owner’s Suite – Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Owner's Suite - Luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia

Owner’s Suite – Luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia

Opulent Owner's Bathroom - Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Opulent Owner’s Bathroom – Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Superyacht Quinta Essentia offers an individual customised control pad each, which allows her guests to operate the entire entertainment system: blinds, lighting and even crew communications.

Guests suites provide the same degree of luxury and detailing as is evident in the rest of Quinta Essentia. Superbly planned, the convertible, full-beam VIP, double and twin cabins on the lower deck open directly onto a central lift lobby therefore maximising the size of each cabin.

Twin Guest Cabin - Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Twin Guest Cabin – Superyacht Quinta Essentia

Guest Cabin - Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Guest Cabin – Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Beds and furniture are all set on plinths giving the impression that they are floating. The less the furniture sits on the floor, the greater the atmosphere of light and space. It is preferable but more difficult to build cabins this way – that is why Quinta Essentia superyacht is a Heesen.

Quinta Essentia Yacht - Atrium

Quinta Essentia Yacht – Spectacular Atrium

Moving onto the bridge is where Quinta Essentia yacht offers touch sensitive optical glass console. Balancing weight, power and performance, MTU V20 engines were installed. Following the beliefs that the quality of crew areas directly affects their efficiency, Heesen Yachts built Quinta Essentia to exceed the latest MCA regulations for crew accommodation.

There are unlimited possibilities to enjoy your Mediterranean charter vacation aboard Quinta Essentia

There are unlimited possibilities to enjoy your Mediterranean charter vacation aboard Quinta Essentia

Initial concepts for luxury yacht Quinta Essentia by Ken Freivokh:

As seen on the images below, Quinta Essentia’s initial concept proposals were very bold, making use of glass, structural composites, full integration of cantilevered furniture with ceiling and bulkhead features; a full relationship between furniture and the envelope of the yacht. As Ken Freivokh said himself: “Most certainly, not the more traditional situation of creating a room, and then dropping some furniture in!”

Initial concept for the 55m Heesen yacht Quinta Essentia project by Ken Freivokh - Main Saloon

Initial concept for the 55m Heesen yacht Quinta Essentia project by Ken Freivokh – Main Saloon

“Such structural integration was designed to create an exciting and dynamic interior, very well suited to the nature of the lightweight performance yacht, and ran through all the elements of the space, from floors to ceilings to bulkheads, panelling and furniture.”

Initial concept for the Owner's cabin by Ken Freivokh - Heesen Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

Initial concept for the Owner’s cabin by Ken Freivokh – Heesen Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia

When asked about the main aspects taken into consideration when designing the interior layout of Quinta Essentia, Ken Freivokh replied: ” In relation to chartering, my view is that a designer charged with creating an interior intended for both private use and for chartering has two choices: to recommend that such interior follows standard and accepted layouts, such that nobody chartering could possibly be offended by the unusual or extreme; or to create something which is indeed unique, exciting, special – so special indeed that it becomes one of the strong reasons why the yacht is sought after, as it offers a totally unique experience, which cannot be matched by other yachts of similar size.”

55m Heesen Quinta Essentia Yacht - Atrium - Initial concept for the project by Ken Freivokh

55m Heesen Quinta Essentia Yacht – Atrium – Initial concept for the project by Ken Freivokh

Interior design developed by Michela Reverberi

The extremely attractive and conceptual interior design of the vessel is contemporary and futuristic, featuring an intimate atmosphere that is not too stark. The inspiration for Michela Reverberi’s interior design work was ‘Quinta Essentia’ – the fifth element – which is the highest synthesis of the four elements. These four elements – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – are represented in the four guest suites, while the Owner’s suite with the silver colour palate synthesises them all. The fifth element theme of Quinta Essentia yacht is integrated subtly into the design through details, colours and patterns, which are displayed against an absolute and pure white background.

One of the unique design features created by Michela Reverberi - a carved wood medallion placed above the beds

One of the many unique design features created by Michela Reverberi – a carved wood medallion placed above the beds

In a few words, motor yacht Quinta Essentia is a masterpiece on her own. She is unique and immaculate  in her design as she is in her construction and craftsmanship. A yacht that will embrace even the most discerning client, providing utmost in luxury, comfort and technology.

The luxury charter yacht Quinta Essentia will be available for charter vacations around the stunning and historically rich Mediterranean this summer season. She is available at a rate of EUR €350,000.00 per week (plus 25% expenses, plus EUR€20,000 security deposit). For additional information please, contact our friendly team.

Azimut-Benetti Yachtique launches the second ”Styling Lounge” in Viareggio, Italy

January 26, 2012

Last Thursday saw the official opening of the beautiful new design showroom ”Styling Lounge” in Viareggio, Italy. The twostorey emporium dedicated to the clients of Benetti has been purpose-built to show all of the latest materials, fixtures and fittings to create the ultimate superyacht interior.

Yachtique second ”Styling Lounge” in Viareggio, Italy

Yachtique second showroom ”Styling Lounge” in Viareggio, Italy

The Styling Lounge has been fitted out with elegant storage cupboards, created by expert craftsmen from the Benetti shipyard. Each cupboard is a veritable Aladdin’s cave, full of beautiful fabric samples, leathers, woods, mosaics, tiles and marbles from the world’s top designers and craftsmen. It has been designed as a one-stop-shop for yacht owners to review, compare and select the finest materials on offer.

The showroom is finished in high-gloss lacquered Zebrano wood with cream leather furniture and smoked glass screens. Its classic elegance is in contrast to the already existing Styling Lounge, located just 50m away, which has a slightly more contemporary feel, and is used almost exclusively by Azimut customers.

“Our aim was to create the optimum environment where yacht buyers can immerse themselves in the creative process of interior design and styling. There are separate areas for laying out plans, reviewing samples, viewing renderings on large screens, working and relaxing” says Giulia Galanti, the manager overseeing both showrooms. She adds, “We can satisfy a myriad different tastes and preferences to piece together interiors that are an accurate reflection of the buyers’ character and personal style”.

Over 80 people attended the elegant reception last night, including captains, brokers as well as suppliers.

Sunseeker’s 28m yacht and the Predator 53 yacht strengthen Design Unlimited’s leading position on the motor yacht interior market

January 16, 2012

A new chapter is market in the partnership between the well known and prestigious luxury yacht builder Sunseeker and the leading interior and styling studio Design Unlimited, thanks to the launch of the new 28m Motor Yacht and the Sunseeker Predator 53 yacht at the 2012 London International Boat Show.

Sunseeker Predator 53 yacht with interior by Design Unlimited

Sunseeker Predator 53 yacht with interior by Design Unlimited

Design Unlimited has been responsible for the interior design of 15 Sunseeker motor yacht models in recent years, including the 30 Metre Yacht and the Predator 130 yacht, and the two latest models once again demonstrate the ability of Mark Tucker and his team to maximise the comfort and utility of the spaces available using furnishings and textures that are both welcoming and stimulating.

The result is public spaces and private cabins that hold their appeal over time, and whose natural tones promote calm and relaxation whether the yacht is in the tropics or more temperate climes.

“We are very privileged that our work with Sunseeker has allowed us to work on an exceptional variety of motoryachts, both in terms of size and style,” said Design Unlimited’s Mark Tucker, “and to such a high standard of fit‐out. These two latest projects once again gave us the opportunity to create interiors that are contemporary but at the same time will not date. We are confident that they will give their owners many years of enjoyment.”

While well‐known as a leader in interior design and styling for superyachts, Design Unlimited has a thriving practice working with a number of leading builders of production and semi‐custom boats,

both motor and sail. Clients include top brands such as Sunseeker and Bavaria, and the studio has been responsible for the interiors on models from Moody, Fjord and Grand Banks. As well as its innovative and appealing approach to styling, the team at Design Unlimited utilises state‐of‐the‐art software to create detailed designs that can be fed straight into the production process, thereby shorting development times and delivering efficiency gains on the factory floor.

The Travel Channel to feature Motor Yacht Triumphant Lady on 16th January

January 13, 2012

Built by Sterling Yachts to a beautiful design created by Jon Bannenberg, IYC charter yacht TRIUMPHANT LADY will be featured on The Travel Channel’s ‘Florida Beaches’ scheduled for 16th January 2012 at 7:00pm in the program’s only content dedicated to yachts and yachting.

Triumphant Lady Superyacht in her splendor

Triumphant Lady Superyacht in her splendor

About SuperYacht Triumphant Lady

Motor Yacht Triumphant Lady‘s grand entrance welcomes her guests on board with utmost in elegance and style. The opulent three-story grand staircase starts in the spacious guests quarters below and ends in the Main Salon.

Triumphant Lady Yacht Main Saloon

Triumphant Lady Yacht Main Saloon

One of the most fascinating features aboard charter yacht Triumphant Lady is the Jon Bannenberg designed glass-bottomed spa pool, located on the Sun Deck,  that bathes each level below in a shimmering glow of natural light.

Beautiful interior of the luxury charter yacht Triumphant Lady

Beautiful interior of the luxury charter yacht Triumphant Lady

The Upper Deck features an elegant al-fresco dining table seating 10 charter guests in privacy. In addition, adjacent to the Main Deck, a more formal dining area has been created inside.

Luxury motor yacht Triumphant Lady - Staircase

Luxury motor yacht Triumphant Lady - Staircase

Superyacht Triumphant Lady offers a beautiful and secluded Master Suite found on the Main Deck, with a king-sized bed and large walk-in wardrobe. The Owner’s suite is also equipped with a Samsun 32” LCD flat screen TV, DirectTV Decoder, and Denon 758 Region Free DVD Decoder. Furthermore guests can enjoy the luxurious master bath, with double vanity and walk-in shower.

Luxury Superyacht Triumphant Lady - Master Suite

Luxury Superyacht Triumphant Lady - Master Suite

A large foyer below leads to the guests accommodation, including  three guest staterooms with oversized Queen beds, en suite bathrooms and seating areas, while the fourth stateroom has a Queen sized Murphy bed, en suite bathroom, luggage locker as well as a wine locker. Unique feature of this room is the retractable bed that hides into the wall, creating space to become a massage room.

Triumphant Lady motor yacht - Double Stateroom

Triumphant Lady motor yacht - Double Stateroom

Triumphant Lady’s Sun Deck, as mentioned before, boasts the stunning and ever so relaxing glass-bottomed spa pool, seating eight people. There is plenty of space and loungers for those wanting to enjoy a bit of sun-time as well as a well-equipped gym and day head. Beyond the gym lies a secluded area, where one can enjoy a massage or relax in privacy.

Double Stateroom charter yacht Triumphant Lady

Double Stateroom charter yacht Triumphant Lady

Two 21ft tenders are stored on board Triumphant Lady yacht. Access to the water activities has been created thanks to a full width swim platform with a fold-down staircase. Bow can be accessed via the wheel house, where comfortable oversized seating can be found to those wishing to enjoy some fresh air.

Al Fresco dining on board Triumphant Lady Superyacht

Al Fresco dining on board Triumphant Lady Superyacht

For those  interested to learn more about this unique and magnificent International Yacht Collection Yacht  (IYC) Triumphant Lady, please tune into The Travel Channel:

What: Florida Beaches

When: 16 January 2012, 7:00 PM (time subject to change)

Where: The Travel Channel

Description: (from The Travel Channel): “From a secret seaside recording studio to a 155-foot mega-yacht, get ready for an exclusive tour of Florida beaches that’s bursting with luxury. TV-G, CC”

Glass-bottom Spa Pool - Motor Yacht Triumphant Lady

Glass-bottom Spa Pool - Motor Yacht Triumphant Lady

Technical Information about M/Y Triumphant Lady

Naval Architect: Jon Bannenberg

Year: 1985 / Major Refit: 2009

State Rooms: 10 Guests in 5 State Rooms

Length Overall: 155´  (47m)

Beam: 28´

Draught: 8´

Flag: Marshall Islands

Classification: ABS

Main Engines: Twin Caterpillar 3512 TA

Fuel Capacity: 13,700 US Gallons

Range: Trans Atlantic

Equipment:

Elevator

At Anchor Stabilization – quantum

VSAT – World Wide Telecommunication

with Hi Speed Internet

WiFi Throughout

2 x Office / Work Stations

Satellite phone – Iridium

Satellite TV – DirecTV with Receivers

Electronic Charts – Nobeltec

2 x 130kw Northern Lights Generators

2 x 3,000 GPD Watermakers

2 x Furuno Radar

2 x Depth Sounders

2 x GpS

Gyro – Autopilot – VHF Radios – WeatherFax

Wet Bars / Icemakers Throughout

Recreation

Spa Pool (600 US Gallons)

Gym – Massage Room

32´ Century Tender / 2 x 250Hp Yamaha

22´ Nautica RIB / 225Hp Yamaha

2 x 1300cc Yamaha Wave Runners

2 x Double Kayaks

Water Skis – Fishing Gear – Beach and Water Toys

SCUBA Dive and Nitrox Compressor with Storage

Banks

Scuba and Snorkel Gear

Video Library – Music Throughout

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.