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Monaco Yacht Show 2014 to be the best ever

July 30, 2014

To be hosted by the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco, this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s No. 1 showcase for superyachts afloat, will be the best ever, boasting 115 beautiful yachts and about 30 luxury yacht tenders. In addition, there will be an extended exhibition, that will host the most renowned and finest suppliers to the industry.

MYS 2014

The extension reflects the increasing demand for exhibiting bigger yachts in the Port. From the 2014 event and into the future the Monaco Yacht Show will be able to berth these giants measuring over 100 m for all to see!

For all to see… and for just few that will be visiting the show a chance to buy them! This annual, one-of-a-kind event attracts billionaires from around the world, many that will be inconspicuously walking the docks as they catch up on the latest superyacht trends. This princely destination is a well known staple amongst Mediterranean cruising grounds and has long been the destination of choice for superyacht owners and guests, making Monaco a natural home for this unique event.

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge to be displayed at MYS 2014 - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge to be displayed at MYS 2014 - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Amongst the 115 floating palaces from 25 to 100 m that will be exhibited at Monaco next September, around forty of them will be unveiled to the public for the first time. This is the annual event that the builders of the world’s largest yachts look forward to, it is their chance to showcase their finest luxury yachts.

A few outstanding superyachts that will be attending are mega yacht Solandge, the 85m highly luxurious family orientated vessel delivered last October by Lürssen. She has been notably engineered for self-sufficiency during extended voyages on the high seas.

Monaco will be also hosting motor yacht Como, a new 46m yacht by Feadship. With her modern bow and whaleback sheer, the exterior design of this new build reflects the owner’s specific ideas with large windows in the hull and glass in the superstructure that offers spectacular uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom.

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Out of the four superyachts being displayed by the Admiral shipyard, the new 47m superyacht Entourage will be their largest.

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

But for pure yachting pleasure it is worth noting the elegant and distinguished sailing yachts that will be exhibited at the Show this year too: sailing yacht Wisp is the new 48m classic sloop by the Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, she is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design. The owner’s brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel, thus allowing comfortable cruising and at the same time a little ‘gentleman’s racing.’

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

These few examples of 2014 launches are typical of the ultra chic and sophisticated fleet of superyachts that will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show. For Gaëlle Tallarida, the show’s Managing Director the comparison of Monaco’s superyacht offering with Haute Couture collections is clearly obvious: “In superyachting, as well as in Haute Couture, everything is possible, harmonious and luxurious with only the best of the best materials being used. Designers enjoy saying that the only limit to creating a yacht is the limit of the owner’s imagination! Each yacht is made possible by the work of hundreds of specialised and passionate employees. By listening carefully to the expectations and requests of both market professionals and yacht owners the MYS strives to bring the two together in a befitting business ambience.”

Top-class services for high-end visitors

The MYS attracts industry leaders and a ultra wealthy clientele from around the world and offers top-class services to meet the demands of this elite clientele: VIP passes, luxury courtesy car services, helicopters, bus or boat shuttles.

In the heart of the show area, the Upper Deck Lounge is designed to be a place where businessmen can hold their meetings, or maybe invite their favorite clients to dine in the restaurant catered by Private Dining by Fairmont Monte-Carlo, or simply enjoy a glass of champagne by Taittinger in a luxurious setting designed by interior decorators Sabrina Monte-Carlo in collaboration with Italian designer Paola Lenti, the French crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the art gallery Opera Gallery. The Upper Deck Lounge also includes several reception areas reserved exclusively for the executives of exhibiting companies, areas where they can talk with their customers in confidence.

On display in the lounge will be the finest timekeepers manufactured by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the MYS for the 6th consecutive year.

Welcome to the Captains and crews

New this 2014, the MYS will be hosting the superyacht captains and crews in an exclusive lounge for the four days of the show. Located in the show venue, beside the new Monaco Yacht Club, the MYS C&C Lounge will offer services of high quality: animations, a relaxation area with massages, this is a lounge area where captains and Crew can meet up and chill out.

According to Gaëlle Tallarida, “offering a real lounge especially for crews has become essential and natural for us. We know a few crew facilities around the show already exist but our main concern was to really welcome those men and women who are the heart and soul of a yacht”. She also stresses out the importance of the captain and crewmembers on board a yacht: “their role is incommensurate: their relationships with the owner are unique and privileged, based on complete trust. How could it be otherwise with “men” who are entrusted the management of a floating palace that is worth several millions of Euros? The Monaco Yacht Show must be the celebration of the superyachting way of life, whether you are the owner or a crew member”.

And what makes Monaco also so special during the show is the hundred of social events organised by the exhibitors: press conferences, debates with the market leaders, and friendly happy hours at stands. Cocktail or evening parties on board the yachts, yacht awards or gala dinners in the luxury hotels in the Principality are also some of the many highlights that enable formal and informal networking and often attract those that can afford and do buy superyachts.

DREAMLINE – New range of luxury motor yachts unveiled by DL YACHTS

July 30, 2014

Italy-based shipyard, DL YACHTS, is thrilled to introduce DREAMLINE. This is an exciting range of innovative yachts, including the 26M DREAMLINE yacht as well as the 30M DREAMLINE superyacht, with a hull length below 24 meters, followed by models 34, 40, 46 and 49m. All these luxury vessels mix up research, innovation and premium design.

26M DREAMLINE Yacht

Recently launched 26M DREAMLINE Yacht

Featuring highly distinctive solutions, endless passion and state-of-the-art design, DREAMLINE family originates from the 35 years’ nautical experience of Mr. Peter Zuber, engineer and mastermind of the DL YACHTS shipbuilding philosophy.

His design and management team of skilled professionals is headed by Paolo Bencivenni, CEO of DL YACHTS, who says: “After several years of research we are proud to present an exceptional range of yachts aimed to impress the yacht owners worldwide. We are focused on innovative technology, eco-efficiency, unmatched level of quality, original design solutions providing the maximum level of comfort. Our goal is to guarantee the maximum pleasure of navigation while keeping an eye on beauty”.

Rendering of 30M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

Rendering of 30M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

DL YACHTS DREAMLINE features special “lama chine waveless hull” designed by Giuseppe Arrabito at Arrabito Naval Architects. Its groundbreaking shape tremendously reduces fuel consumption (only 75 l/h at 12 knots in displacement trim) and allows remarkable range, up to 3500 nautical miles. In the same time, the yacht can develop up to 30 knots in semi-planning trim. EcoPerformance Technology powered by Siemens Hybrid makes navigation on 34M DREAMLINE yacht pleasant and extremely silent. The noise and vibration level is barely perceived, both: of engines and generators.

Timeless and stylish interior and exterior design applied to spacious areas is introduced by renowned naval architect Enrico Gobbi at Team4Design. He perfectly combines original shapes with convenient functionality, providing any Dreamline yacht, from the smallest to the largest, with the maximum level of comfort.

34M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

34M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

DL YACHTS manufacturers a fully customized family of yachts in aluminium or fiberglass. The company owns a modern shipbuilding naval plant in the province of Ancona where the 26M DREAMLINE yacht has been recently launched and the 34M DREAMLINE will be officially launched later this summer. Both models will be available for viewing during the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show.

Sophisticated elegance, eco-friendly standards, ultra-premium execution and absolute comfort will make DREAMLINE a symbol of prestige and innovation throughout the world.

Launch of Admiral Maxima 47 motor yacht ENTOURAGE announced by The Italian Sea Group

July 30, 2014

The launch of the all-new 47m motor yacht Entourage from the Admiral Maxima series took place at The Italian Sea Group in Marina di Carrara, Italy. Superyacht Entourage represents the latest Admiral beauty hitting the water this year, after the extra large floating barge and the luxury vessels, including the 35m Admiral Full Custom  yacht “FOAM”, the 40m Tecnomar Nadara series superyacht “LOW PROFILE“, the 45m Admiral Regale series yacht “FLYING DRAGON”, as well as the 37m Admiral Impero luxury yacht “NONO”.

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Luxury yacht Entourage features a full displacement steel hull, with aluminum superstructure; she is truly an ocean passage maker, with a range in excess of 6.000 nm.

ENTOURAGE superyacht is a trideck yacht, boasting a traditional white color enriched by matt black areas in correspondence with side windows. The full-height panoramic windows flood the yacht interior with natural light and offer unparalleled views.

The main deck is incredibly spacious with full headroom opening sliding doors on both sides of the main salon.

This area also includes the dining area, while forward on the main deck is the master suite.

The master suite features private gym and sauna, huge master bathroom and of course office corner and walking wardrobe.

As requested by the owners, the king size bed is placed in the middle of the suite.

On the lower deck four large guest cabins find place, two VIP’s and two doubles which may become two twin or even triple bed when required; all of those cabins feature a private ensuite bathroom, enriched with precious materials.

On the upper deck, a spectacular skylounge salon finds its perfect location, taking the whole beam of the yacht, featuring full headroom side windows and even an opening balcony on the starboard side, which creates a further terrace to enjoy the nights at anchor.

Forward on the same deck there is the pantry directly connected to the galley and to the sundeck through a dumb-waiter, and the wheelhouse, which is directly connected with the captain cabin.

Forward of the wheelhouse, outside, another lounge and sunbathing area has been arranged, the perfect place to enjoy the best sea view.

Going upstairs we find a huge sundeck area, normally found on much larger yachts, partly overshadowed by the hard top and featuring a bar corner, a large Jacuzzi, large table for ‘al fresco’ dinners and of course sun bathing areas.

The crew area is divided between the main deck, where the pantry and the main galley find place, and the lower deck, where the crew quarter boasts four double cabins with ensuite head, crew mess and secondary galley, laundry storage and last but not least, the cold storage and laundry which are placed on the extra big underlower deck, obtained within the hull forward tunnel.

This area also include a separate staircase from the guests’ one, in order to secure privacy and discretion and of course both the main deck pantry and the upper deck one are connected through the exterior side deck through watertight doors.

The Entourage yacht also features big external areas on the upper deck, where the external dining area finds place on the aft terrace, and on the main deck, where the aft cockpit offers a huge lounge and reception area.

This space is also directly connected to the aft beach club, which is obtained opening the transom door. This area is also connected to the garage where all the toys find place. The launching system for those is provided through a crane which launch and lift the tenders through a side opening port.

The garage is directly connected to the engine control room, which gives access to the actual engine room, and it’s also accessible by a staircase which connects the garage to the main deck.

Luca Dini drew the Entourage superyacht’s exterior styling working closely with the Admiral Centro Stile and Baldo Gjurasic, owner representative and project manager of the yacht since the contract signing dated June 2012.

Versus Design is responsible for interiors in cooperation with the Admiral Centro Stile.

M/Y ‘ENTOURAGE’ will be displayed at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2014 and at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014.

Interview of Yachting Pages with ShowBoats’ Young Designer of the Year Raphael Laloux

July 30, 2014

Superyacht directory, Yachting Pages, has recently spoken to Raphael Laloux, this year’s ShowBoat Design Awards Young Designer of the Year for luxury motor yacht Project Symphony, about where he took inspiration to become a luxury yacht designer and what his top tips are for budding designers.

Raphael Laloux - Oceanco Presentation

Raphael Laloux - Oceanco Presentation

What made you decide to study transportation design?

This decision goes back to my childhood; my father, an architect, gave me his passion for creation. After developing a strong interest for automobiles and other means of transportation, I quickly affirmed to become a transportation designer; dreaming about the day I would be able to see my creations come alive.

What has been your favourite superyacht to design so far and why?

It is most likely the 250ft Ketch which I designed when I was working with Philippe Briand. This client requested a lot of reflection in light of its numerous confines and the complexity of the Ketch project. It was also the first full custom superyacht I worked on for an owner.

Raphael Laloux - Young Designer of the Year

Raphael Laloux - Young Designer of the Year

Do you prefer designing motor or sailing yachts and why?

Designing motor and sailing yachts are two very different processes; I appreciate them both just as much. I like the freedom of expression that a motor yacht offers, just like I enjoy the natural grace of a sailing yacht as well as its harmony with the sea.

Where do you find inspiration for your designs?

I draw inspiration from all the creative fields, graphic design, fashion design and mainly architecture and car design, but also from my observation of nature which is an infinite source of inspiration for me.

75m Hybrid Superyacht Concept by Raphael Laloux

75M Hybrid Superyacht Concept by Raphael Laloux

If you were to design a superyacht for yourself, what would it be like?

I would design a sailing yacht, with a modern and minimalist design inside and out. It would be in harmony with its surrounding environment and offer natural light in all the living areas thanks to the presence of numerous bay windows.

This year Show Boat Design Awards named you as Young Designer of the Year. Can you tell us more about the competition?

The Young Designer of the Year competition is open to all young designers and naval architects under 25 years old. After having completed the entry form online, I received an email brief and drawing of the hull. I was then required to act as a project manager in a superyacht design studio, meeting the potential client. Based on that, I had to provide an exterior and interior design with a realistic layout. It is important to keep in mind that the result was not just a styling exercise but a practical ‘outline design’. All the designs were then judged by an international team of elite superyacht designers.

65m Atlantic superyacht concept by Raphael Laloux

65m Atlantic superyacht concept by Raphael Laloux

Is this the first award you’d applied for?

No, I competed for this award three times. The first time was in 2011 with Stéphane Zache (Young Designer Finalist in 2010); we had to propose our own vision of a futuristic yacht. We answered this with a 75m hybrid; a yacht with prospective concepts, very interesting as the guest cabins are able to be removed, enabling the guests to enjoy the coves.

The second time was in 2013 with the design of Atlantic; I was a finalist. The subject was to answer to a very specific request from the owner, to design a 65m explorer yacht reflecting his passion for sports cars. The result was mega yacht Atlantic, in reference to the Bugatti Atlantic and to the ocean; a yacht that was designed as a sports car, offering innovative living spaces facing the sea.

The third time I entered was this year, where I won the Young Designer of the Year Award for Symphony. The client, a famous classic conductor, asked for a yacht based on a SWATH platform, for him to discover the world with his wife, children and grandchildren. My answer was Symphony which characterised a harmonious combination of elements that respected her surrounding environment. The prevailing feature of the design is an architectural promenade that defines the exterior design and interior layout of the yacht and allows guests to explore all family activities at leisure.

Where do you see yourself in the future?

For now, I would like to find a master who can teach me his knowledge and help me gain experience during the next few years. When I have enough experience I would like to open my own yacht design company.

Do you have any advice for budding superyacht designers?

My advice would be to enter the Show Boat Design Awards, Young Designer of the Year award as it is a great way to show competences in answering specific requests, being realistic and not proposing only “dream boats”. It is also a good opportunity to gain visibility with elite superyacht designers.

What can go wrong and how do you work around that?

Nowadays, yachts are quite similar; the yacht industry does not push us to be creative and is seen as being quite conservative. However, the yacht is an object tailor made for its owner and therefore they should all be unique. I always start a project with a blank page, but before that, I try to guess what the owner would want and how to create a design that perfectly answers his/her expectations and desires.

What are the biggest challenges yacht designers face in your industry?

I think that the biggest challenge we face today is to be able to interpret and answer clients’ desires whilst surprising them with unexpected attentions. This approach aims at designing a unique and tailor-made yacht which transmits the image the client wishes to reflect.

Newly launched motor yacht Viking 75 to be available for sea trials in September

July 30, 2014

Viking Yachts‘ return to the elegant motor yacht market is on the verge of reality. In September, the eagerly awaited motor yacht Viking 75 will be available for sea trials through the company’s exclusive dealer network. The Viking 75 yacht will make her world debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will take place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, positioned in the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale, from October 30 to November 3.

Rendering of luxury motor yacht Viking 75 by Viking Yachts

Rendering of luxury motor yacht Viking 75 by Viking Yachts

Luxury yacht Viking 75 revels with plush accommodation, including a full beam master suite as one of four spacious staterooms. In addition, there are separate privately accessed crew quarters, formal and casual dining areas, a luxuriously appointed salon, and a climate-controlled enclosed bridge, making it truly one-of-a-kind in a sea of familiarity.

Viking 75 Yacht - Exterior

Viking 75 Yacht - Exterior

If you are searching to envision your dream, Viking Yachts cordially invite you to discover your passion aboard this spectacular addition to the world-renowned Viking yacht fleet.

Viking 75 Yacht - Interior

Viking 75 Yacht - Interior

Motor yacht Viking 75 - Dining

Motor yacht Viking 75 - Dining

Luxury yacht Viking 75 - Galley

Luxury yacht Viking 75 - Galley

Viking 75 Yacht - Cabin

Viking 75 Yacht - Cabin

Video from the launch of Viking 75 yacht can be found here.

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Viking.

Mulder Shipyard launches first Mulder 98 Flybridge motor yacht YN 1391

July 30, 2014

Mulder Shipyard has proudly announced the recent launch of the first Mulder 98 Flybridge motor yacht YN 1391. Superbly penned by Guido de Groot Design, superyacht YN1391 is a 30,5-metre full aluminium vessel, boasting a beautiful round bilged hull. Ginton Naval Architects was in charge of the naval architecture. The first Mulder 98 Flybridge is expected to be delivered in late August 2014, and will be displayed at the 2014 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show in September.

Mulder 98 Flybrige Yacht YN 1391 ready to leave her shed at Mulder Shipyard

Mulder 98 Flybrige Yacht YN 1391 ready to leave her shed at Mulder Shipyard

The 98-footer will be powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines with a capacity of 1600 hp each, offering a maximum speed of 22 knots. The 6.90 meter wide yacht has a fuel capacity of 17,000 litres, providing a transatlantic range of 4,500 nm at a speed of ten knots. The yacht is built in accordance with RINA-Classification.

Luxury motor yacht YN 1391 by Mulder at launch

Luxury motor yacht YN 1391 by Mulder at launch

The custom built interior of the new Mulder 98 Flybridge luxury yacht YN 1391 includes a spacious saloon, with a dining area for eight people. The galley on the port side gives direct access to the gangway and a day head. The owner’s stateroom includes a large walk-in closet and three elliptical portholes on both sides. The yacht also has a VIP suite and two guest cabins, each with their own shower and toilet. The interior will be finished in walnut. The aft ship contains the crew quarters with two twin cabins with a shower and toilet. These quarters can be reached from the side deck on main deck and via the swimming platform, and give direct access to the engine room. The tender can be stored either on the swimming platform or on the flybridge. Additionally, the flybridge is equipped with deck chairs, two roomy U-shaped sofas and a wetbar with grill, icemaker and refrigerator.

Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 - aft view

Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 - aft view

The Flybridge yachts of Mulder Shipyard have been a major international success. In 2007 a Mulder 76 Flybridge was delivered to a client from New Zealand, in 2010 the Mulder 92 Flybridge (example is motor yacht Mimi) was delivered to a client from Egypt and the Mulder 73 Flybridge yacht was delivered to Australia last year. In total Mulder Shipyard already delivered eleven Flybridge models.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Mulder.

Mallorca Yacht Charter aboard striking 52’ RIVA Rivale Yacht SAKURA

July 29, 2014

Enjoy an unforgettable Mallorca yacht charter aboard the striking 52’ RIVA Rivale yacht SAKURA and discover this fantastic Spain yacht vacation destination in style, luxury and comfort.  Charter Yacht SAKURA is a striking 52-foot RIVA Rivale yacht available for charter around the beautiful Balearic Islands and Mallorca in the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht SAKURA - a Riva Rivale 52 yacht - Image credit to easyboats.com

Motor yacht SAKURA - a Riva Rivale 52 yacht - Image credit to easyboats.com

Boasting beautiful Italian design and quality craftsmanship, motor yacht SAKURA combines, comfort, luxury and safety. She is a fantastic vessel for Spanish island hopping thanks to her impressive top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 36.5 knots. Her striking ‘grey sand’ colour and sporty appearance are sure to turn heads wherever she might appear; so be prepared for a lot of attention!

Luxury yacht SAKURA - Riva Rivale 52 - Image credit to easyboats.com

Luxury yacht SAKURA - Riva Rivale 52 - Image credit to easyboats.com

Riva Rivale yacht SAKURA - Image credit to easyboats.com

Riva Rivale yacht SAKURA - Image credit to easyboats.com

Accommodation is offered in two lovely cabins to four charter guests in total, allowing for fantastic Mallorca yacht holiday in a company of friends or a family. Mallorca charter yacht SAKURA has a good selection of water toys for additional entertainment while on board, including waterskis, wakeboard, donut, snorkelling gear as well as an Avon jet RIB suitable for towing.

Sakura yacht - interiors - Image credit to easyboats.com

Sakura yacht - interiors - Image credit to easyboats.com

Sakura yacht - Onwer cabin - Image credit to easyboats.com

Sakura yacht - Onwer cabin - Image credit to easyboats.com

About Mallorca Yacht Charters

Located in the beautiful Western Mediterranean, Mallorca represents the largest island of the famous Balearic Islands Archipelago. Mallorca yacht rental holidays are very popular, steeped in history of being an old coastal settlement that dates back to the first millennium. Guests visiting this fabulous island will enjoy the colourful culture of the Majorcan people, fantastic history and beautiful beaches.

Nikki Beach in Mallorca - Ultimate beach club experience for luxury yacht charter guests at Nikki Beach Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

Nikki Beach in Mallorca - Ultimate beach club experience for luxury yacht charter guests at Nikki Beach Mallorca in the Balearic Islands

Palma de Mallorca is the capital and a good place to fly into and start your holiday from. Important places to visit could include the Pueblo Espanol, the Castel de Bellver, the Paseo Maritimo, the Museum of Contemporary Arts and the Cathedral de Mallorca. For those who’d like to embark on a shopping therapy, Palma’s El Corte Ingles is the place to head to.

One of the best Spanish yacht charter destinations – Palma de Mallorca

One of the best Spanish yacht charter destinations – Palma de Mallorca

Mallorca has numerous interesting and beautiful beaches, resorts and anchorages to discover on your yacht charter. It is known as a Mediterranean paradise enclave renowned for its sunny weather, pristine beaches and vibrant life.

Majorca - Spain - © 2011 Nikki Beach Worldwide

Majorca - Spain - © 2011 Nikki Beach Worldwide

If you are interested in chartering the sporty and striking RIVA Rivale 52 charter yacht SAKURA or any other Mallorca boat rental, please contact our experience charter brokers here.

Motor yacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge on her maiden voyage

July 29, 2014

July 25, 2014, saw motor yacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge embark on her maiden voyage, leaving the New Gretna plant and docks for the first time on an absolutely perfect day. The 28-metre superyacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge is a lovely sportfishing vessel, launched by the US shipyard Viking Yachts in May 2014. She represents the largest resin infused convertible sportfishing yacht ever built in the United States.

Superyacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge on her maiden voyage - Photo credit to Viking Yachts

Superyacht Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge on her maiden voyage - Photo credit to Viking Yacht Company

Viking 92 Convertible yacht provides accommodation in 6 magnificent staterooms, each with its own private head as well as shower. The full beam master suite is fitted with a king size walk around bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, and his and her private facilities. The vessel’s crew sleep in the crew quarters that are situated aft, with access from the cockpit. Moreover, Viking 92 boasts the salon that can be transformed into a majestic living room, with built-in furniture and plush appointments like the 60-inch flat screen television.

Video from launch of motor yacht Viking 75

July 29, 2014

US shipyard, Viking Yachts, has released a video from the eagerly awaited launch of motor yacht Viking 75. The all-new Viking 75 yacht has been designed by the yard’s in-house team, in partnership with Michael Peters Yacht Design. Her lovely interiors feature four staterooms, plus a fifth crew stateroom, with private access from the stern.

JFA Yachts working on 135’ Motor Yacht designed by Overing Yacht Design

July 29, 2014

French shipyard, JFA Yachts, has signed a ‘fit out’ contract for completing, testing and delivering of a 135’ Motor Yacht from Overing Yacht Design. The company has been chosen for its versatility in new build, and also for the fact that it offers a diverse range of specialist craftsmen in house across various disciplines. Scheduled for delivery in 2015, the 135’ JFA superyacht project is now quite advanced.

Rendering of 135ft superyacht designed by Overing under construction at JFA

Rendering of 135ft superyacht designed by Overing under construction at JFA

Steel hull and aluminum superstructure are completed, painting treatment is underway, a large part of interior is prefabricated but there is still 30% to be built, electrical wire and piping are installed but needs to be connected.

135ft JFA superyacht from above

135ft JFA superyacht from above

The 135’ JFA yacht offers 5 guest cabins situated on the lower deck (3 double cabins, 2 twin beds cabins). The owner suite is on the main deck and uses the full beam of the boat. 15 large windows offers exceptional light to this large area of 80 square meter which corresponds to the area that can be found on 60m Motor Yachts. This suite contains the owner cabin, 2 bathrooms, a large dressing room and a saloon / owner office. The main saloon with dining area is situated on the main deck and opens to the outside saloon and swim platform. Woodwork of this 135’ is realized in American cherry wood.

135ft JFA luxury yacht - aft view

135ft JFA luxury yacht - aft view

Michael Kirschstein gave a classical ambiance to this interior enhanced with colored fabrics and granite for galley and bathroom worktops.

135ft JFA yacht - Main Saloon

135ft JFA yacht - Main Saloon

The 135’ JFA yacht also offers large outside areas including a vast flybridge with jacuzzi, bar and saloon. The 2 tenders are stored on the upper deck. The swim platform is easily accessible for swimming using stairs or for tender access.

135ft JFA superyacht - Owners Cabin

135ft JFA superyacht - Owners Cabin

MY 135 by JFA and Overing - Owners Cabin

MY 135 by JFA and Overing - Owners Cabin

Regarding technical aspects, the boat is equipped with Caterpillar engine that gives 7 000 nautical miles of range at 10 knots and is equipped with an elaborate zero speed stabilizer for 4 wings.

135ft JFA yacht under construction

135ft JFA yacht under construction

This project will benefit from the expertise of new build yacht and superyachts such as motor yacht Axantha I & charter yacht Axantha II and, of course, luxury yacht Bystander.

135ft JFA motor yacht in build

135ft JFA motor yacht in build

Technical Specifications of 135’ JFA luxury yacht designed by Overing Yacht Design

LOA : 41m

LWL : 35.9m

Beam : 8.75m

Draught : 2.4m

Displacement : 250T light

Material: Steel hull and aluminium superstructure

Bureau Veritas and MCA Compliant

Guest capacity : 12 pers

Crew capacity : 6 pers

Engine: 2 x 1100 Cv – Genset : 2 x 55 kW

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by JFA: