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What is a luxury yacht? Luxury Yachts as a term generally mean private boats of more than 22m or 80 feet in length, built with the aim of providing their owners and guests with ultimate luxury and comfort during their entire stay on board. Sailing yachts, motor yachts, catamarans, trimarans, gullets, superyachts, mega yachts, giga yachts, classic yachts or modern yachts with state-of-the-art amenities, technology and design all fall under the category of ‘luxury yachts’. There are numerous luxury yacht builders, designers, naval architects, interior designers, lighting designers, various product suppliers and service supplies in the industry specialising in luxury yachts, offering the highest possible standard of their services and assistance to future owners and managers of these vessels. View more on yacht builders and designers here.

Some owners prefer to keep their privacy and use their yachts for private holidays with family, friends, business partners and colleagues. Others, offer their vessels for luxury yacht charter around various destinations in the world. Two of the most important destinations from yacht rental point of view are the Mediterranean (mainly in the summer) and the Caribbean (during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter months). Other important luxury yacht charter destinations include the South Pacific, Asia, Northern Europe, with remote destinations such as Antarctica and Pacific North West being increasingly sought-after by adventure-seeking yacht charter clients.

Luxury yachts offer deluxe and luxurious accommodation in cabins, with en suite bathrooms, the finest in furnishing and linens, latest in technology, air-conditioning and various other comforts expected of these boats. There is usually one or more saloons available for entertainment, socialising and relaxation, as well as numerous dining options, including al fresco dining possibilities. Exterior deck areas tend to offer plenty of space for sunbathing, with larger yachts fitted with the very popular Jacuzzi spa or even a large swimming pool. All luxury yachts have a selection of various water toys at guests’ disposal for in-water entertainment and fun.
Below you will find the latest news and articles from the world of luxury yachts, and if you are interested in chartering one of these, don’t hesitate to contact our team of brokers here.

Head to the Bahamas with luxury charter yacht She’s a 10

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Fall in love with the Bahamas and Caribbean on a charter aboard 50m/164ft superyacht SHE’S A 10 (ex.MYSTIQUE).

Luxury yacht SHE'S A 10 - Built by Oceanfast

Luxury yacht SHE’S A 10 – Built by Oceanfast

Built by Oceanfast in 1988 and last refitted in 2013, Jon Bannenberg was responsible for her exterior styling and engineering while Steve Mallory completed her interiors.

M/Y SHES A 10 - Salon

M/Y SHES A 10 – Salon

The bright and invigorating interiors blend pale contemporary furnishings with those of a classic appearance in striking makassar wood. Whether chartering with family or with friends, the seating arrangements place emphasis upon guest interaction and comfort.

Superyacht SHES A 10 - Formal dining

Superyacht SHES A 10 – Formal dining

The formal dining area can be separated from the main salon for a more intimate dining experience for marking memorable occasions.

Out on the main deck aft, steps lead down to a swim platform for ease of access to the tenders and the amazing beaches surrounding each island you visit.

The upper deck belongs to the owner’s suite and a cinema room with a 60″ flatscreen TV and state-of-the-art audio systems for films as they are meant to be experienced. On the upper aft deck, guests can dine alfresco or sit along the stern in the shade and watch the wildlife around Nassau or the Turks & Caicos Islands.

The sun-exposed sundeck is the perfect place to watch the sunset, with sweeping views from the Jacuzzi and a large padded seating area towards the stern for guests to gather with cocktails.

Motor yacht SHES A 10 - Access to the tender and toys

Motor yacht SHES A 10 – Access to the tender and toys

Superyacht SHE’S A 10 comes with a variety of water toys to make the best of every destination. The collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • waterskis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury yacht SHE'S A 10 - Master suite

Luxury yacht SHE’S A 10 – Master suite

The on board accommodation layout sleeps up to 12 guests over 5 cabins in comfort and style, an the cabins include: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 double cabins. A crew of 10 will ensure that everyone on board is well taken care of while cruising in the Bahamas and Caribbean.

Luxury yacht SHE’S A 10 is available for charter from $110,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information, contact CharterWorld and book your dates now.

Special offer: Charter Luxury yacht Elena Nueve in the Balearic Islands

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Get a great special offer in the Western Mediterranean and go on a Balearic Islands charter aboard superyacht ELENA NUEVE (ex.ELENA), offering specific charter dates at a reduced price.

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE - Built by Benetti

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE – Built by Benetti

Built in 2007 by Benetti, she features timeless interiors in dark wooden panelling and pale furnishings.

The spacious main salon is designed as a place for guests to relax in comfort, chatting together and spending time with hobbies before heading off to explore the beautiful Balearic Islands. For guests looking to spend as much time outside as possible, the shaded main deck aft has a seating area with a table towards the stern.

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE - Skylounge

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE – Skylounge

The skylounge is another sophisticated indoor space perfect as a retreat from the bustle of the main group, or as the hub for your soiree. The bar towards the aft has a choice selection for refreshing guests conversing on the sofas or dining alfresco on the upper deck aft.

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE - Sundeck

Motor yacht ELENA NUEVE – Sundeck

Relax on the sundeck in the forward Jacuzzi and sip on a cocktail from the bar. The surrounding sunpads or the sun loungers to the stern are the perfect places to dry off and doze in the sunshine, or dine alfresco in the shade with a meal from the barbeque.

There is a great selection of water toys on board, with the collection including:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht ELENA NUEVE - Master suite

Superyacht ELENA NUEVE – Master suite

The on board accommodation layout is designed to sleep 10-12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 7 will provide everything you need for a wonderful charter in one of the Mediterranean‘s most famous destinations.

Luxury yacht ELENA NUEVE is ready for charter in the Balearic Islands from €105,000-€125,000 per week plus expenses, and for the 24th-31st of July, she has a special offer of €100,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.

Benetti motor yacht Lady Lillian delivered to owner

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Benetti has announced the delivery of the 32nd unit in the Classic 121′ range, luxury yacht LADY LILLIAN. Made with a fibreglass hull and superstructure, she was delivered to her owner as scheduled on the 12th of July.

Benetti Classic 121' Lady Lillian delivered to owner mid-July

Benetti Classic 121′ Lady Lillian delivered to owner mid-July

Renowned designers Stefano Righini and Francois Zuretti have work on numerous projects for Benetti in the past, and for luxury yacht LADY LILLIAN the former designed the concept and the exteriors while the latter completed the modern interiors. The owner made a large contribution to the detailing throughout the rooms, choosing headboard layouts, bathroom accessories, structural leathers, furnishings from prestigious brands and fixtures and fittings.

Able to accommodate up to 10 guests, the layout features an owner’s suite on the main deck, plus 4 VIP staterooms on the lower deck. Among the exterior spaces is a formal upper deck and a more informal sundeck fitted with a hydro-massage tub, barbeque and bar.

Superyacht LADY LILLIAN is capable of a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 11 knots using 2xMTU2000M72 engines of 1080 Kw each. At a speed of 11 knots she can reach a range of 3,400 nautical miles.

Lurssen M/Y Areti delivered to owner and to debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Lurssen has announced the successful delivery of superyacht ARETI (ex.PROJECT SASHA) to her owner on the 19th of July. After cruising through the Mediterranean this summer, she will be presented at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit - Klaus Jordan

Motor yacht ARETI was successfully delivered to her owner and will debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image credit – Klaus Jordan

Launched in April 2017, the 85m/279ft luxury yacht features the styling of London based Winch Design, who chose contemporary exteriors and a bright yet traditional interior for the perfect balance between activity and relaxation.
The accommodation consists of a grand owner’s suite plus 8 guest cabins, all of which have access to the lavish spa located on the lower deck. Inside, there is a sauna, hot tub and plunge pool. On the same level is the expansive beach club that opens up onto a large swim platform via a transom door.

Luxury yacht ARETI - Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ARETI – Built by Lurssen. Image credit Klaus Jordan

Forward of the owner’s suite is a private Jacuzzi and sun lounging area, as well as a space to dine alfresco. A second Jacuzzi is available to all guests on the sundeck, where everyone can also indulge in rest and relaxation on the sumptuous sun pads.

The gently curving exterior follows the owner’s previous choice of colour scheme, with a pale cream hull merging into a white superstructure and accents in grey. View motor yacht ARETI and be a part of her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show, running from the 27th-30th of September.

CCN 68m Explorer Yacht Days Proceeding to Schedule

July 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Cerri Cantieri Navali has released an update on the current progress of 68m/223ft expedition yacht DAYS: The steel and aluminium hull has been completed, along with all tank connection lines and 30% of the plumbing. Outfitting of all hot works is also done, and grid blasting and primer painting is proceeding as planned.

Explorer yacht DAYS under construction at the AES Yachts shipyard

Explorer yacht DAYS under construction at the AES Yachts shipyard

The first in the Ice Yachts line, M/Y DAYS is being built in collaboration with AES Yachts of Turkey. Another Turkish company, Endaze Marine Engineering, will design her naval architecture, while Italian designers Hot Lab will create her exterior and interior design, making a bespoke interior for the private client.

Across, 2 1/2 decks, the average headroom will be 2.7m and with a beam of 13m, the internal volumes will be greater than 1,800 GRT.

“These volumes are one of the biggest strengths of M/Y DAYS”, Antonio Romano of HOT LAB commented. “Interior headroom on the main and upper decks reaches 2.7 meters. Full height windows emphasize spaces and create a direct rapport to the exterior environment.”

The minimalist interiors will use pale wood and texture to create a warm and welcoming environment on trend with current design aesthetic. Designed with volume and function in mind, M/Y DAYS has plenty of other features on board:

  • The tender garage will have enough space to hold a 9m custom tender and an 8m custom tender, while also leaving enough room for an expansive beach club.
  • The foredeck has been designed with a helipad.
  • The superyacht will be used for both leisure and business and to ensure the owner’s privacy the skylounge and conference room can be privately accessed.
Luxury yacht DAYS is the first hull in the Ice Yachts range

Luxury yacht DAYS is the first hull in the Ice Yachts range

Sleeping 12 people, the entirety of the upper deck will be dedicated to the owner, while the guest area is located on the main deck and consists of 3 VIP staterooms that will have access to a gym and a massage room. The crew area is located on the lower deck and is designed to accommodate up to 18 staff.

Delivery of explorer yacht DAYS, the first in the Ice Yacht range from CCN, is expected within the last quarter of 2018.

CRN unveils 50m luxury yacht Superconero concept

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, has announced that it has started construction on 50m/164ft motor yacht SUPERCONERO, to be launched winter 2018.

CRN 50m SUPERCONERO concept currently under construction

CRN 50m SUPERCONERO concept currently under construction

Zuccon International Project has worked in conjunction with the CRN Engineering Department and the company’s Interiors & Design Department.

A steel and aluminium displacement yacht, M/Y SUPERCONERO has a beam of 8.6m/28ft and falls under 500 GRT. Among the design features is a side balcony that can be used while cruising, a sea terrace, a semi-submerged ‘float-in’ tender garage and a beach club to the aft.

A pool is located on the main deck aft and a Jacuzzi is placed forward of the sundeck. In addition, the bow features a Portuguese deck and a a generous area for sunpads.

Following the sophisticated Art Noveau style chosen for the interiors, the furnishings use curving lines that complement the bespoke handmade detailing to be found in each room. The strong lines of the hull blend seamlessly with the floor-to-ceiling windows to be found across each deck, designed for an owner looking for a sleek superyacht with generous outdoor spaces to experience the most of every visited destination.

Charter luxury yacht Tail Lights in New England

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Be blown away by the diversity of the New England coast on a charter aboard 35m/116ft motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS.

Luxury yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Built by Azimut

Luxury yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Built by Azimut

Built in 2011 by Azimut and last refitted in 2016, her exterior is the work of Stefano Righini and her opulent modern interiors are ideal for impressing on corporate event charters and family and friends charters marking special occasions.

Capable of cruising at 18 knots with a top speed of 25 knots, she is perfect for visiting multiple destinations along the same stretch of coastline.

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Main deck aft seating

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Main deck aft seating

The open plan salon uses rich wooden panelling and cream coloured furnishings for a cosy living space that becomes even more ambient in the evenings. Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 10 guests in comfort and understated elegance where the emphasis is placed on the special occasion and the guests.

The bar has a choice selection of drinks and is ideally situated beside the main salon to easily serve guests sitting out on the main deck aft as well as those indoors.

Superyacht TAIL LIGHTS - Flybridge

Superyacht TAIL LIGHTS – Flybridge

Dine alfresco on the sheltered main deck aft or up on the flybridge, where there is also a sceond bar with a TV to keep up on the latest sports. Soak in the Jacuzzi or stretch out on the sun loungers with fresh air and uninterrupted views of your surroundings.

There is an excellent selection of water toys, including:

  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys
Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Bow sunpads

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Bow sunpads

The on board accommodation layout sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 6 will ensure that every guest on board has a fantastic charter experience.

Charter superyacht TAIL LIGHTS in New England from $75,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more, contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates today.

Construction update on the Dynamiq GTT 115 superyacht

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

In preparation for her debut in September at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Dynamiq superyacht GTT 115 is nearing the final stages of construction: The engines have been installed and the accommodation areas have been fitted with the main piping systems, insulation and electrical wiring.

Luxury yacht GTT 115 - Currently under construction at the Dynamiq shipyard. Photo credit Dynamiq

Luxury yacht GTT 115 – Currently under construction at the Dynamiq shipyard. Photo credit Dynamiq

The second superyacht from the Dynamiq yard, she is MCA compliant and built to RINA classification, using a pair of 1,650hp MAN V12 diesel engines. The GTT 115 is capable of a cruising range of 3,400 nautical miles and a top speed of 21 knots.

Superyacht GTT 115 - Main salon rendering. Photo credit Dynamiq

Superyacht GTT 115 – Main salon rendering. Photo credit Dynamiq

The GTT 115 features the naval architecture of Vripack and the interior and exterior styling of Studio F.A. Porsche. The next stage will involve fitting the hydraulics and furnishings, and completing the first topcoat layer.

Among the design features is a vertical prow, a spa pool on the upper deck forward of the alfresco dining area, and accommodation across 3-4 cabins on the lower deck.

Superyacht GTT 115 - Master suite rendering. Photo credit Dynamiq

Superyacht GTT 115 – Master suite rendering. Photo credit Dynamiq

Dynamiq Yachts founder and CEO Sergei Dobroserdov commented: “The Dynamiq GTT 115 is the perfect realisation of utmost comfort and a sporty lifestyle in a practical and relatively compact package.”

The launch of the Dynamiq GTT 115 is expected to take place in September before she attends the Monaco Yacht Show from the 27th-30th of September.

Ferretti superyacht Ziacanaia sold

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

33m/107ft superyacht ZIACANAIA, a Ferretti Yachts Navetta 33 Crescendo, has recently been sold, with an asking price of €5,950,000 at the time of sale.

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA - A Ferretti Custom Line 33m Crescendo Navetta

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA – A Ferretti Custom Line 33m Crescendo Navetta

Built in 2011 by Ferretti Custom Line Spa, Zuccon International Project completed her exterior and interior design.

Superyacht ZIACANAIA - Main salon

Superyacht ZIACANAIA – Main salon

Her custom Fendi interior consists of an expansive salon in pale wood, flooded with natural light from windows spanning the port and starboard sides as well as large glass sliding doors to the aft.

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA - Flybridge sunpads and Jacuzzi

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA – Flybridge sunpads and Jacuzzi

The large skylounge can be opened up for a greater connection to the natural surroundings. The generous upper aft deck provides an excellent space for outdoor living in sunshine or shade, while the flybridge contains sun loungers and a Jacuzzi.

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA - Master Suite

Luxury yacht ZIACANAIA – Master Suite

The on board accommodation consists of a Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin, with the cabins on the lower deck conveniently located beside the gym and hammam.

Motor yacht ZIACANAIA is capable of a cruising speed of 15 knots and a top speed of 17 knots using two 1030 kW power MAN engines.

More Images of Oceanco Mega Sailing Yacht Black Pearl On Sea Trials

July 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The enormous, yet very graceful 106m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl has been undergoing her sea trials. Here are some new photos of this amazing vessel.

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

The bespoke team of designers at Nuvolari Lenard developed Black Pearl’s sleek exterior lines, as well as the yacht’s luxurious interior. Dykstra Naval Architects were responsible for her naval architecture.

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up - Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up – Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Although this superyacht project remains highly secretive, there are a few details that have been released by the shipbuilder. The total internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She features three rotating masts, a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Among her superb amenities are two spa pools and a massive beach club. At 106m she is believed to have ample spaces for a wide variety of water toys and tenders.

Black Pearl sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Cabin configuration is yet to be confirmed.

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Thanks to the two CAT engines, Black Pearl can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots.

Find out more about Oceanco here.