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Luxury catamarans are increasing in popularity worldwide, both for yacht charters and as private yachts, as newer and better catamarans are being designed and built. Catamarans are still predominantly sailing yachts, by number, although there are some important larger motor yachts that are being designed and built, chartered and sold.

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Sedlmayer Associates introduce 52m sailing catamaran SPECTRUM 52 design

April 15, 2014

Australia-based seasoned-naval architect, Albert Sedlmayer, has formed a standalone company – Sedlmayer Associates PTY Ltd. The new company is expected to quickly make an impact within the industry, with the new 52-metre sailing catamaran SPECTRUM 52 design class, being officially presented to market.

52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 introduced by Albert Sedlmayer

52m superyacht SPECTRUM 52 introduced by Albert Sedlmayer - Image credit to Albert Sedlmayer 2013

With more than 40 years experience in the naval architecture and marine design sector, and an enviable design portfolio which includes 22-metre catamaran Stars and Stripes and 18-metre Pride of Airlie (formerly Pride of Auckland) Sedlmayer’s designs show crucial insight into the functionality and onboard experience of sailing and power catamarans.

The SPECTRUM 52 superyacht class will be the largest sailing catamaran in the world, when built. Slender, low-resistant hulls deliver efficient speed via the MTU 16V 2000 M84 1,630 KW engines, while the generous overall beam provides abundant living space and stability with ample power to carry sail. That beam, at 22.2-metres, makes the SPECTRUM 52 a cruising delight with plenty of scope for multiple areas to lounge, eat and relax.

Luxury sailing yacht SPECTRUM 52

Luxury sailing yacht SPECTRUM 52

A sail area of 1,700m2 means 20 knots is achievable in favourable conditions under sail or power. Classic lines rule on the main deck with the aft superstructure sides draping around accommodation features. On the upper deck, the superstructure pulls attention from formal outer lines with a dramatic cut back meaning glimpses of interior shout for the eyes‘ attention.

With accommodation for owners, eight guests and eight crew, the yacht is designed with designated crew corridors to allow easy, discrete service to guests. The generous guest suites are complete with walk in robes and bathrooms, writing desks, lounge chairs and weathertight seadoor access to sidedecks.

SPECTRUM 52 Yacht

SPECTRUM 52 Yacht

An indoor gym sits forward of the guest suites, to port, while a boardroom to starboard means trips onboard need not be interrupted when business demands attention. A library, exceptional beach clubs and impeccable design are just some of the multitude of features which complete the design.

Sedlmayer Associates PTY Ltd will present SPECTRUM at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show in May this year, where Albert Sedlmayer will be on hand in the Superyacht Pavilion to discuss the benefits of the design with media and show visitors.

SPECTRUM 52 superyacht - Interior

SPECTRUM 52 superyacht - Interior - Image credit to Albert Sedlmayer 2014

SPECTRUM 52 Yacht Basic Specification

LOD: 51.8m
Beam over deck: 22.2m
Draft Max: 2.7m
Air Draft: 73.4m
Accommodation:
Owner: 2
Guests: 8
Crew: 8 (higher-density accommodation can be arranged)
Main Power: 2 X MTU 16V2000 M84 1,630 KW EACH
Propellers: 2 X 1.8 M CPP
Sail Area: 1,700 M2
Fuel: 100T in long and short-range tanks.
Fresh Water: 60T (plus water maker output)
Range Under Power:
At 20kts: 5.5 days 2,600nm
At 18kts: 8 days 3,400nm
At 16kts: 11.5 days 4,400nm
Range Under Sail: Unlimited

Launch of 60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull #5

April 14, 2014

Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce the launch of another unit of its popular motor catamaran model – the 60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull #5. The fifth unit of the 60 Sunreef Power catamaran features an unconventional interior solution.

60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull #5

60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull #5

The company, once again, proved that it is the undisputed leader in construction of custom and semi – custom catamarans and superyachts.

Upon the client`s request Sunreef`s interior design team prepared a “tailor made” project with open salon combined with lounge area and bar instead of interior navigation station where some additional storage, small fridge and ice maker were fitted, so that there is an easier access to refreshments for guests, as the galley in down in the aft of the portside hull. The interior decor is made of the highest quality materials, the furniture and walls are in white lacquer with oak elements, as well as white upholstery. All arranged in marine style with a touch of indigo, noble blue and deep red colors.

Fifth 60 Sunreef Power Yacht - Semi open saloon

Fifth 60 Sunreef Power Yacht - Semi open saloon

The interior layout configuration is adapted for 8 guests (+2 kids) with a master cabin and portside guest cabin that has double beds and small kids bed/sofas, as well as the starboard hull with two cabins, the aft one with a double bed and the middle one with a single bed and bunk beds. There is also a TV lounge next to the entrance to the master cabin. The yacht has all the facilities that will provide comfort for its guests. The crew quarters are separated from the guests and are in the starboard forepeak with a bunk bed and its bathroom.

The concept of 60 Sunreef Power (example is charter yacht Forever) was made in response to the growing demand for compact yet highly impressive powerboats.

60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull no. 5

60 Sunreef Power Yacht Hull no. 5 - Master Cabin and Owner's Bathroom

The 60 Sunreef Power luxury yacht Hull #5 has all the features of the popular 70 Sunreef Power (example is charter yacht Damrak II), except its slightly smaller 27.8 ft / 8.5 m beam that makes it more convenient for crowded marinas. The aim of 60 Sunreef Power line was to be one of the most successful models in upcoming years and this goal has certainly been achieved.

Sunreef Yachts attending China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2014

April 11, 2014

Following a very successful 5th edition of Hainan Superyachts – Business Jets – Luxury Lifestyle Exhibition with 2 luxury catamarans on display: already popular in the whole of China Sunreef 70 Sail yacht FENG and the Grand Chinese Premiere of 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II, Sunreef Yachts is currently present at the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show, introducing its new concepts – 210 Power Trimaran superyacht, Sunreef 165 Ultimate yacht, as well as 90 Sunreef Power yacht. The event will last until Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Sunreef Yachts attending the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2014

Sunreef Yachts attending the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2014

Sunreef Yachts is the world’s leader in luxury custom made catamarans, design and construction. In 13 years of existence we have launched 70 luxury catamarans in the 60 – 114 feet range, which are cruising in different locations around the world. The company has opened its China office in January 2013 and continuous expanding in the area with the Chinese team of 4 managed by Ewa Stachurska – Managing Director of China. After one year of marketing promotion, more and more people begin to pay close attention to Sunreef catamarans understanding and appreciating a concept of a luxury catamaran custom made that combines best assets of multihulls and luxury yachts in one. Sunreef Yachts team is situated in booth F29.

70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II from above

70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II from above

At the same time Sunreef Yachts is present at the Singapore Yacht Show 2014 – one of SE Asia‘s most glamorous yachting events. The show is held at ONE° 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove. This year Sunreef Yachts exquisite 70 Sunreef Power unit – charter yacht DAMRAK II that has already come back from the Sanya – Hainan Exhibition. Sunreef Yachts invites you to visit the yacht at berth no. B-07-08 and meet with the team in person.

Sunreef Yachts announces sale of the first 60 LOFT Yacht to China

April 04, 2014

Sunreef Yachts is proud to announce the recent sale of the first Sunreef 60 LOFT yacht to a Chinese Client. Sailing yacht Sunreef 60 LOFT is scheduled for delivery in November 2014 and will be located in Sanya, Hainan in China. The Client has chosen Black&White interior design, completed by elegant grey hull colour.

Sunreef 60 LOFT Yacht

Sunreef 60 LOFT Yacht

At this moment the shipyard is in the process of discussion more possible sales to the Chinese buyers, including power yachts and big catamarans over 100 feet. The goal is to exhibit at least 3-4 catamarans at the next year show in Sanya.

Signing ceremony for the Sunreef 60 LOFT Yacht

Signing ceremony for the Sunreef 60 LOFT Yacht

This year’s China Superyacht Rendez-Vous has clearly showed that luxury catamaran market has a tremendous potential worldwide and Sunreef Yachts is glad to have positionned itself in this niche from the very beginnig.

Signing ceremony for luxury yacht Sunreef 60 LOFT

Signing ceremony for luxury yacht Sunreef 60 LOFT

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Sunreef.

IY&A Awards 2014: Further Shortlist Success for Waterline-designed superyacht ZENITH

April 03, 2014

Waterline Yacht Design have achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014, with superyacht ‘Zenith’. Luxury motor yacht Zenith has been nominated for both the ‘Power Yacht over 40m’ Award as well as the ‘Yacht Interior Design’ Award.

Aboard Waterline-designed superyacht Zenith

Aboard Waterline-designed superyacht Zenith

The Interior Designer for the 41m wave piercing “z bow” catamaran super yacht Zenith was Vera McElroy. The interior design philosophy was to create a unique experience to encapsulate the marine world, the fluidity of water, the unique experience of being in a yacht and to capture the owner’s vision of a light, fresh aesthetic.

Luxury yacht Zenith - Interior

Luxury yacht Zenith - Interior

Luxury yacht ‘Zenith’ showcases a seamless and contemporary design of the interior and exterior, created by the same design house. Elements of loose furniture allow the yacht to be re-styled easily to future trends and tastes for any future owner.

Zenith superyacht - Interior

Zenith superyacht - Interior

A spacious and luxurious high class design matched with amenity, fuel efficiency and technical excellence. The light-filled spaces in the superstructure of the main and mid decks capitalise on the extensive glazing connecting to the external decks and the surroundings. This further enhances the enjoyment of being on the catamaran while experiencing the panorama of the ocean waters.

Aboard luxury catamaran super yacht Zenith

Aboard luxury catamaran super yacht Zenith

Waterline Yacht Design worked with the world leading multi hull naval architects, Incat Crowther from inception to completion on this latest build. Their focus was to capitalise on the space and efficiency advantages of a multihull while refining the overall and detailed aesthetics. Andrew O’Connell’s view is that catamaran hull technology, integrated with great lines and three dimensional forms of the superstructure can produce a highly efficient yacht with graceful, balanced and beautifully refined aesthetics.

Waterline Yacht Design nominated for IY&A Award 2014 with ZENITH Yacht

April 02, 2014

Waterline Yacht Design have been successfully selected as one of the finalists for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, with motor yacht Zenith. The superb Zenith yacht will compete for the ‘Power Yacht over 40 metres’ Award.

Luxury catamaran super yacht Zenith

Luxury catamaran super yacht Zenith designed by Waterline Yacht Design

Luxury yacht Zenith is a 41m wave piercing “z bow” catamaran super yacht. A spacious and luxurious high class design matched with amenity, fuel efficiency and technical excellence.

Zenith Yacht from above

Zenith Yacht from above

Waterline Yacht Design worked with the world leading multi hull naval architects, Incat Crowther from inception to completion on this latest build. Their focus was to capitalise on the space and efficiency advantages of a multi hull while refining the overall and detailed aesthetics. ‘Zenith’ yacht showcases a seamless and contemporary design of the interior and exterior, created by the same design house.

Luxury yacht Zenith - Exterior

Luxury yacht Zenith - Exterior

Elements of loose furniture allow the yacht to be re-styled easily to future trends and tastes for any future owner. The interior design philosophy was to create a unique experience to encapsulate the marine world, the fluidity of water, the unique experience of being in a yacht and to capture the owner’s vision of a light, fresh aesthetic.

Motor yacht Zenith - Interior

Motor yacht Zenith - Interior

The light-filled spaces in the superstructure of the main and mid decks capitalise on the extensive glazing connecting to the external decks and the surroundings. This further enhances the enjoyment of being on the catamaran while experiencing the panorama of the ocean waters. Andrew’s view is that catamaran hull technology, integrated with great lines and three dimensional forms of the superstructure can produce a highly efficient yacht with graceful, balanced and beautifully refined aesthetics.

JFA Yachts announces launch of first sailing yacht Long Island 85′

April 01, 2014

JFA Yachts is proud to announce that it launched the all-new sailing yacht Long Island 85’ on Monday, March 31, 2014. Penned by the Naval Architect Marc Lombard from La Rochelle in France, superyacht Long Island 85’ is the first vessel of this new Long Island semi custom catamaran range.

First superyacht Long Island 85 by JFA Yachts

First superyacht Long Island 85 by JFA Yachts

Hulls are built in aluminum whereas superstructures are made in composite and assembly using bolt and glue.

This Long Island 85’ catamaran offers a groundbreaking arrangement for this size of boat with the master cabin on fore wet deck with panoramic view and direct access on the fore net. Aft, Salon offers a 360° view, a helm station, a dining area and a bar.

Sailing yacht Long Island 85

Sailing yacht Long Island 85

Starboard hull is fitted with a guest cabin, an owner office and the master bathroom.

Portside hull receives another guest cabin, galley and crew mess and 2 crew cabins.

Luxury yacht Long Island 85

Luxury yacht Long Island 85

Long Island 85′ yacht is equipped with 2x 380Hp Yanmar engines and 2x 27kW gensets.

Masting and sea trials to follow.

Long Island 85 Yacht

Long Island 85 Yacht

Long Island 85’ Yacht Characteristics

LOA: 26.25 m
LWL: 25.47 m
BOA: 11.93 m
Draft: 2.24 m
Engines: 2x 380 cv
Displacement: 60 T light

Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts built by JFA.

Sunreef Yachts’ international promotion and development

March 31, 2014

March 2014 was a very busy month for the respected Polish superyacht builder Sunreef Yachts, full of exhibitions as well as promotional events, held all over the world.

Sunreef Trimaran 210 superyacht project

Sunreef Trimaran 210 superyacht project

The shipyard started its international operations in the Gulf region where during the four exclusive events held in: Riyadh (KSA), Doha (Qatar), Abu Dhabi (UAE) and Dubai (UAE) presented was the futuristic Sunreef Yachts trimaran concept 210 Power Trimaran yacht. Guests were impressed that this project had been prepared upon the request of a potential client who was looking for an extraordinary multihull and appreciates Sunreef’s strong position as a world leader in custom catamaran-yachts and superyachts design and construction.

The Guest of Honour at all of these exclusive presentations was Mr. Lech Walesa – the legendary leader of the Polish Solidarity movement, the first democratically elected President of Poland and the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. His presence was particularly fitting as Sunreef Yachts is based in the shipyards of the Polish port city of Gdansk, where the Solidarity movement took place.

The company decided to stay longer in Dubai and participate in the Dubai International Boat Show 2014 which was held between 4 – 8 of March 2014. The attention of the visitor’s was exceptionally focused on Sunreef Yachts motor catamarans, including superyacht projects 90 Sunreef Power yacht and 210 Power Trimaran.

90 Sunreef Power Yacht

90 Sunreef Power Yacht

Why is the company strongly exploring the Middle East market in the recent time?
After launching offices in Fort Lauderdale, U.S. and Shanghai, China, the shipyard has opened a new sales office in Dubai in Autumn 2013. The 3-month presence of the 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II in the Middle East during summer and a high interest of the local buyers in this concept was certainly a trigger for the opening of the new local office.

DAMRAK II - Main

DAMRAK II - Main


Premiere at Moscow Boat Show 2014
For the first time in its history Sunreef Yachts exhibited at the most luxurious yachting event in Russia – Moscow Boat Show 2014. The company promoted its power catamaran range as well as superyachts projects.

Two Sunreef`s Yachts at the Hainan FIFTH EDITION OF SUPERYACHTS-BUSINESS JETS-LUXURY LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION
Sunreef Yachts was also present at the luxury SUPERYACHTS-BUSINESS JETS-LUXURY LIFESTYLE EXHIBITION held in Sanya – Hainan in China. This year the shipyard was displaying two superb catamarans: Sunreef 70 Sailing yacht FENG and 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht DAMRAK II. The event came to its end on March 30th 2014.

Sunreef Yachts to attend Singapore Yacht Show 2014 with 70 Sunreef Power Yacht DAMRAK II on display

March 19, 2014

Sunreef Yachts is delighted to announce that it will be attending the forthcoming Singapore Yacht Show 2014, representing one of the most prestigious yachting events, annually held in the fabulous Southeast Asia yacht charter destination – Singapore. The show will take place at ONE° 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove from the 10th to 13th of April, 2014. This year, the company will be showcasing one of their exquisite 70 Sunreef Power units – charter yacht DAMRAK II.

DAMRAK II - Main

DAMRAK II - Main

A luxury charter yacht fit for the unspoiled Southeast Asian paradise, motor yacht DAMRAK II will surely exceed the greatest expectations. Stunning inside and out, the yacht features an open charter-friendly layout beautifully decorated with elegant modern furnishings as well as voluminous deck spaces for premium entertaining and plenty of relaxation in the sun and shade. DAMRAK II sports 4 chic and spacious ensuite accommodations for 8 guests, including one full-beam master cabin, one king, one queen and one double deluxe cabin.

DAMRAK II - Salon 2

DAMRAK II - Salon 2

With the combination of charter yacht DAMRAK II’s high-tech features, welcoming interiors, exceptional crew, and modern sophisticated style, it is no wonder that she is a highly popular luxury charter yacht that has already established a dedicated, repeat clientèle.

JFA Yachts to attend Cartagena Boat Show 2014

March 19, 2014

The well known French luxury yacht builder, JFA Yachts, is delighted to announce that they will attend this year’s Cartagena International Boat Show through the company Globe Sailing. The event will run from March 22 to 24.

Long Island 85' Yacht to be launched in Spring 2014

JFA Long Island 85' Yacht to be launched in Spring 2014

This new boat show represents a great opportunity for the company to show their Long Island 85 yacht and Long Island 100’ superyacht projects on the South American market.

Long Island 100' superyacht currently under construction

Long Island 100' superyacht currently under construction

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by JFA Yachts.