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Dynamiq yachts launches 35 metre superyacht GTT 115

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dynamiq Yachts has announced the launch of the GTT 115 ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place from the 27th-30th of September. Built in collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche, the GTT 115 follows Dynamiq Yachts’s design principle of building next-generation yachts:

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

“Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler, CEO of Studio F. A. Porsche.

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

“The launch is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market,” commented Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov.

“GTT 115 is undoubtedly the most advanced superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show with her round-bilge hull form, podded propulsion, Hull Vane and exclusively developed stabilization system with 4 fins and interceptors. Her bespoke hybrid system with 3 variable-speed generators are tributes to our strong belief in the sustainable future of yachting…We decided to limit production to 7 units to make the GTT 115 a true collector’s item.”

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

The 35 metre GTT 115 is capable of cruising at 21 knots and has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. She will be available for viewing in front of the Monaco Yacht Club, where Dynamiq has an exclusive showroom. 39m/128ft superyacht JETSETTER will also be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, and a tender will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two superyachts.

Adventure support yacht ‘Project Echo’ unveiled

September 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Australian builder Echo Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht concept: An adventure support yacht named ‘PROJECT ECHO’. Incat Crowther have designed her naval architecture, while, Bannenberg & Rowell Design will create her living spaces.

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO features a catamaran hull, which has seen strong interest on the market from both superyacht owners and captains due to the design’s superior stability, larger living spaces and greater storage capacity.

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Designed as a vessel to appeal to the adventure charter market and support vessel markets, ECHO will have an L.O.A. of 50m/164ft and come in under 500GT. Among her features is a Caley A-frame submarine Launch and Recovery System (LARS) and a helicopter landing pad, while launch and retrieval of the craft is provided by a secondary 12 tonne knuckle boom crane. There is also a cargo dead-weight carry capacity of 40 tonnes with an integrated deck cargo transfer rail/tie-down system, dedicated undercroft protection and technical lockers for the submarines.

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Echo Yachts also provides customisation options for the technical equipment, layout for amenities and living areas, and interior and exterior finishes. The shipyard will be available at the Monaco Yacht Show to discuss project details further.

Arcadia Yachts adds new Gamma FOR.TH line of yachts

September 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Arcadia Yachts has made a number of important announcements, including the expansion of the current superyacht lines Gamma A and Gamma Sherpa, plus a new series of steel-hulled superyachts in the FOR.TH range.

FOR.TH luxury yacht concept - Aerial view

FOR.TH luxury yacht concept – Aerial view

FOR.TH is an amalgamation of the words ‘Forward Thinking’ and is the shipyard’s venture into larger steel hulled superyachts that retain the unique appearance and environmental technologies that have made Arcadia Yachts so popular among superyacht owners. Hot Lab Studio will be a collaborator in the project, as they were with the successful A100+.

Following thee yard’s philosophy of maximising contact with the environment and using as many ecologically friendly technologies as possible, the FOR.TH superyachts will feature the solar panels for which the band has become renowned for. With the reduced reliance on the engines for power, there will in turn be less noise and vibrations experienced by guests on board and therefore the chance to hear the natural soundscape of each destination.

Arcadia Yachts has provided details on the first hull in the FOR.TH range, which will be 47 metres long and have a maximum beam of 9 metres. To maximise contact with the environment, transoms will be included into the main and upper decks, while there will be generous use of glass surfaces throughout.

FOR.TH superyacht concept - Main deck aft sunpads and beach club or gym

FOR.TH superyacht concept – Main deck aft sunpads and beach club or gym

The aft main deck will have an area of 90m² where up to 8 guests can dine alfresco, while along the stern there will be a sun bathing area with removable headrests to suit guests preferences. Two staircases will connect the main deck to the swim platform and the beach club, which has a glass front for a naturally bright interior without exposure to less than clement weather.

FOR.TH luxury yacht concept - The gym can alternatively be used as a beach club

FOR.TH luxury yacht concept – The gym can alternatively be used as a beach club

The main salon is designed as an open plan environment in which port and starboard sliding doors open up onto side decks. The Owner’s suite is located forward and is accessed through the Owner’s office for complete privacy.

The upper deck contains a 43m² outdoor area complete with bar and a lounging area along the stern. Indoors, the skylounge is designed to open up to the elements and the side windows fold back to vanish from sight. Several skylights are also incorporated into the design to ensure maximum exposure to natural light and reduce reliance on interior lighting even on less than clement days.

Motor yacht FOR.TH - Sundeck lounge, bar and Jacuzzi

Motor yacht FOR.TH – Sundeck lounge, bar and Jacuzzi

Above, the sundeck offers guests 78m² of sunbathing space with the possibility of a transparent forward Jacuzzi surrounded by sunpads. A bar would be centrally located on the deck to efficiently serve sunbathers and those dining alfresco on the aft dining table or seated within the outdoor lounge.

Charter superyacht Magix in the Eastern Mediterranean

September 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

38m/123ft luxury yacht MAGIX (ex.CALAF) is available now in the magnificent Eastern Mediterranean, packed with history and crystal clear swimming spots – and all the warmth of summer without the holiday crowds.

Superyacht MAGIX - Built by Heesen

Superyacht MAGIX – Built by Heesen

Built by Heesen in 1992 and refitted in 2012, she features the interior styling of Eva Cadio & Co, while the exterior is the work of Heesen. Among her amenities is an office for for meeting clients and so that guests can keep themselves in the loop of important business matters.

Main salon aboard superyacht MAGIX

Main salon aboard superyacht MAGIX

The main salon is is a large and bright space for entertaining among family and friends. The brilliant blue sofas are a focal point for social gatherings and everyone can plan out their activities and prepare before heading off to shop and sight-see among the islands of the Dodecanese or the Dalmatian Coast.

Motor yacht MAGIX - Formal dining area

Motor yacht MAGIX – Formal dining area

On your return, the formal dining area offers guests plush seating in which to rest and savour a delicious meal prepared by an expert chef.

“Luxury yacht MAGIX is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from €64,000-€79,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking.”

Luxury yacht MAGIX - Main deck aft

Luxury yacht MAGIX – Main deck aft

On the main aft deck, there is a spacious alfresco dining table and lounging area for all-day living in the shade with panoramic views of your destination. Steps lead down to a swim platform where the group can lounge beside the water or hop onto the water toys and explore the area.

Superyacht MAGIX - Sundeck Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area

Superyacht MAGIX – Sundeck Jacuzzi and alfresco dining area

The fresh and vibrant sundeck provides everyone on board with spectacular views and plenty of sunbathing spots: Lean back and relax in the forward Jacuzzi with a drink in hand, then dry off on the aft sun loungers before dining alfresco in the shade. The sundeck is equally as enticing when lit up at night and guests will be astounded by the clarity of the night sky away from the pollution of city lights.

There is a great selection of water toys to suit guests of all fitness levels, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x sea scooters
  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Luxury yacht MAGIX - Master suite

Luxury yacht MAGIX – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 7 will provide everything you and your guests require for a fantastic holiday among some of the most historic sites of the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht MAGIX is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from €64,000-€79,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking.

Sanlorenzo unveils new crossover yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 27m/89ft SX88 from Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta has been unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Completed over the weekend and presented to the media before her public debut, the SX88 combines the best features and performance of an explorer yacht and a flybridge yacht.

Luxury yacht SX88 - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SX88 – Built by Sanlorenzo

“A shipyard must have courage to make a product like this,” said Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo CEO Massimo Perotti. “We wanted to invent a product for people who love boating, who love to be close to the sea — it is a little revolution.”

Officina Italiana Design completed the exterior design which features unique elements, including a reverse angled windshield and an open transom for loading a 4.5m tender and jet ski onto the 30m bathing platform using a davit crane.

The skylounge has extensive 4 metre windows that can be lowered completely, while the windshield shelters the helm position up front. A unique feature of the SX88, there is no wheelhouse and guests can move from the cockpit to the salon. The XS88 is capable of a top speed of 23 knots powered by a Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050 poddrive propulsion system and nine hulls have already been sold ahead of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Sanlorenzo will be present throughout the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 12th to the 17th and visitors can view the SX88 throughout the event.

5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

In pictures: The interiors of luxury charter yacht Cloud 9

September 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 74m/243ft CRN luxury charter yacht CLOUD 9 has received plenty of eyes on her since her launch at the start of the year, and with the approach of the Monaco Yacht Show in late September more details have come to light about her incredible contemporary interiors.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN

Available for charter in the Mediterranean this September, M/Y CLOUD 9 combines the expertise of CRN, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design to create a lavish high performance luxury yacht at the cutting edge of modern technology.

Guest facilities are placed across a five-deck layout that includes an Owner’s deck and an upper deck, and on offer is a beach club with bar area, a spa room with massage facilities, a swimming pool, a helipad and a lift (elevator) for ease of access connecting the floors.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Main salon lounge and bar

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Main salon lounge and bar

Make a marvellous first impression with the beautiful main salon, where pale oak panelling complements the nautical colours of white, navy and gold found in the furnishings and decor. The bar has plenty of selection to serve guests and visitors at dockside events, for which plenty of seating is provided.

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 - Main deck aft lounging area and pool

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 – Main deck aft lounging area and pool

Outside, the main deck aft holds a swimming pool and a lounging spot for leisurely days with family and friends.

Luxury yacht CLOUD 9 - Skylounge detail

Luxury yacht CLOUD 9 – Skylounge detail

There are extensive entertainment spaces on the upper deck, treating guests to an expansive skylounge that takes full advantage of the 13.5m beam, plus an aft formal dining table that seats up to 12 guests in stunning surroundings enhancing any special occasion with a memorable meal.

“Custom luxury yacht CLOUD 9 is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the remainder of the summer season at €875,000-€896,000 per week plus expenses before she heads to the Caribbean for the winter at $875,000-$896,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information on this stunning superyacht and see her up close at the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 27th-30th of September.”

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Upper deck bow seating

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Upper deck bow seating

On the aft deck the stern seating overlooks the swimming pool below and the uninterrupted views make an excellent backdrop to a night of entertaining and conversation. Take the party up a notch at the Portuguese deck and the entertaining area on the bow, which can be set up for karaoke and dancing the night away.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Owner's suite detailing

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Owner’s suite detailing

On the Owner’s deck, the spacious forward Owner’s suite receives extensive views and plenty of sunlight and guests occupying this cabin can easily access the forward outdoor lounge for morning coffee or an evening night cap with complete privacy. To the aft, there is a spacious media room which can also be used as an office and the aft deck is an outdoor cinema for film nights under the stars.

Sundeck Jacuzzi, lounge and teppanyaki bar aboard superyacht CLOUD 9

Sundeck Jacuzzi, lounge and teppanyaki bar aboard superyacht CLOUD 9

The sundeck is designed for outdoor living all day long, with contrasting shaded and sun exposed areas for dining alfresco with meals prepared at the teppanyaki bar, while the generous forward Jacuzzi enjoys sweeping views of your location, as do the adjustable sunbeds to the aft.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and offers guests an incredible variety of water toys, including:

  • 5 x paddleboards
  • 5 x water skis
  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 3 x kneeboards
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x flyboard
  • 1 x wakeskate
  • 1 x wakesurf
  • a waterslide
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys

For getting about on land, there are 4 folding bikes. While in transit, the on board gym has everything you and your guests require to wear off excess energy and maintain a fitness regime.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Upper deck VIP stateroom

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Upper deck VIP stateroom

The accommodation sleeps up to 12 charte guests over 8 lavish cabins, including: 1 Owner’s suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 6 double cabins. A professional crew of 22 will provide everything you require for a fantastic cruising experience aboard one of the most eagerly anticipated superyachts to enter the charter market this year.

Custom luxury yacht CLOUD 9 is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the remainder of the summer season at €875,000-€896,000 per week plus expenses before she heads to the Caribbean for the winter at $875,000-$896,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information on this stunning superyacht and see her up close at the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 27th-30th of September.

Hessen delivers 55m M/Y Laurentia

September 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Heesen has announced the delivery of 55m/180ft superyacht LAURENTIA (ex. YN 17755, Project Alida) to her new owners.

Heesen superyacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

Heesen superyacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

M/Y LAURENTIA faced moderate conditions during her sea trials, where she surpassed her contracted top speed to reach up to 16.6 knots. Large rudders coupled with a powerful steering unit and the high pitch of the propellers ensured that luxury yacht LAURENTIA responded immediately to commands during trials – a huge advantage in strong winds, particularly in shallow waters.

Aerial view of motor yacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

Aerial view of motor yacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

The designer chose Ramon Alonso from Miami-based design group RADYCA to create her interiors which use white oak and wenge in a variety of tones to create a tranquil atmosphere, with furniture from European and American brands covered in grey leather and pale suede to match the wool carpets. White Arabescato and Grecale brown marble slabs complete the high-quality interiors for a clean and contemporary environment while cruising.

Amels and Damen to display four superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Amels has announced that it will be showcasing 74m/243ft superyacht NEW SECRET at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Few details have been released about the interior layout and amenities of the luxury yacht, which will be one of the largest on display at the event. Exterior designer Tim Heywood was responsible for the outer living spaces aboard NEW SECRET, while the interior is the work of the owner’s requested designer, Winch Design.

Amels superyacht LILI - Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

Amels superyacht LILI – Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

55m/180ft M/Y LILI will also be on show, having recently entered the charter market in the Mediterranean in time for the peak summer season.

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Damen will also be in attendance with support vessels 55m/180ft NEW FRONTIERS and 70m/277ft GAME CHANGER, which were launched earlier in the year.

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

The Monaco Yacht Show will take place from the 27th-30th of September and marks the end of the summer yachting season.

Second Mediterraneo 116′ superyacht launched by Benetti

September 04, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Benetti has announced that the second Mediterraneo 116′ superyacht, Hull BM002, was launched earlier in August at their facilities in Viareggio.

Benetti BM002 Mediterraneo 116' - Due for delivery in October

Benetti BM002 Mediterraneo 116′ – Due for delivery in October

Giorgio Maria Cassetta created the exterior styling, while the owner’s designer worked in collaboration with Benetti to complete the interiors with a personalised layout and appearance. the sporty silhouette of the exterior is complemented by a light and airy interior, further enhanced through the application of glazed and reflective surfaces and a crystal glass door.

Comfort and an emphasis on naturally lit spaces were key concepts when designing her interior and exterior living areas, and outside there are two large dining areas, with the upper deck providing a table over 6 metres in length, along with outdoor lounges with plush sofas and armchairs and sun loungers to rest and unwind in the warmth.

The main deck interior benefits from an open plan layout to form a spacious interior for dining and entertaining, which is made all the better by the 3m/10ft windows connecting guests to the outside world.

Accommodation consists of a full-beam Master suite located in the bow of the main deck, while the 4 lower deck guest cabins consist of 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins that each have a Pullman bed. A crew of seven is provided for over 3 cabins and the Captain’s cabin close to the helm station on the upper deck.

The Mediterraneo 116′ motor yacht BM002 is expected for delivery in October.