Motor Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

New motor yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY by Danish Yachts

July 17, 2014

The all-new motor yacht AeroCruiser 38 II Fly was officially unveiled by Danish Yachts during the Palm Beach Boat Show 2014. Superyacht AeroCruiser 38 Flybridge represents the evolution from the previous AeroCruiser 38 II, also known as luxury yacht Shooting Star.

New Danish superyacht AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge

New Danish superyacht AeroCruiser 38 II Flybridge

The new AeroCruiser 38 II Fly from Danish Yachts A/S has been proudly introduced by Bradford Marine, Inc. Since it began in the summer of 2013, Bradford Marine and Danish Yachts have continued to cultivate a strong partnership. (Bradford Marine is the Danish Yachts sales and service representative in the Americas, the Caribbean and the Bahamas.) Earlier this year, Bradford Marine Yacht Sales was the main brokerage firm assisting in the sale of the Danish Yachts AeroCruiser 38 II, previously known as M/Y Shooting Star.

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht - Aerial Port Aft

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht - Aerial Port Aft

Following on from the success of the AeroCruiser 38 II design and build, and its numerous World awards achieved including a ‘World Superyacht Award in 2012′ and a ‘ShowBoats Design Award for Interior Design and Exterior Styling 2012′, it underlined the perfection of this truly remarkable superyacht.

In evolving and building on this accomplishment, Danish Yachts has introduced a Flybridge design to the range, which offers an alternative to the previous ‘hard-top’ version.

Luxury yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY - aft view

Luxury yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY - aft view

The AeroCruiser 38 II FLY yacht, designed by fellow Scandinavian and internationally renowned Espen Øino, has elegant sleek lines, and her design and state-of-the-art-technology are inspired by the world of private aviation. Nonetheless, the seafaring passion is clear to see throughout, nothing more so from Espen’s signature curved bow and innovative new Flybridge.

The large new Flybridge offers extensive space for entertaining and alfresco dining under the stars, or enjoying the sun whilst in the Jacuzzi and sunbathing on the sunbeds.

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht from above

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht from above

The Aft deck offers the perfect location for lounging and enjoying long lunches with the open unobtrusive views, and when opening the main saloon’s double glass aft doors, the main deck becomes an incredible large open space with a complete seamless transition through to the wheelhouse.

The Bow deck lounge has been modified to allow for more seating and sunbeds for the sun worshipers, in addition to offering additional dining facilities.

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY superyacht - Interior

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY superyacht - Interior

Inside, she still remains unmistakably a Scandinavian wonder, with a timeless elegance rarely seen on superyachts. With an abundance of natural light and a mixture of curved and symmetrical lines and surfaces, she has four Guest cabins and a Cinema room (which can be modified into a fifth guest room) accommodating up to 10 guests in complete comfort and luxury, in addition to an open plan galley and crew mess.

The advances in technology and ultra lightweight carbon fibre construction developed at Danish Yachts allows the luxury yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY to reach speeds of up to 50 knots if desired, or cruise comfortably anywhere between 20 to 30 knots, with a range of 1500nm.

Luxury yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY - Cabin

Luxury yacht AeroCruiser 38 II FLY - Cabin

The speed is not always of importance on the AeroCruiser 38 II FLY superyacht, as it will be the quality of movement that will seduce guests onboard, and that’s what Danish Yachts likes to call ‘Beauty in the Extreme’.

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht at full speed

AeroCruiser 38 II FLY Yacht at full speed

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

DELTA Powerboats Americas line of all-carbon fibre sport yachts

July 17, 2014

Swedish yacht manufacturer, DELTA Powerboats, has presented a line of all-carbon fibre sport and cruising motor yachts to the North, Central and South American markets. In an exclusive importer/distributor arrangement with Miami-based entrepreneur and yachtsman, Chapman Ducote, the DELTA Powerboats Americas line comprises the 54 CarbonIPS, as well as the all-new Delta Yacht 88 IPS all-carbon fiber semi-custom sports yachts.

Delta 88 IPS Yacht

Delta 88 IPS Yacht

As the world’s first large all-carbon fibre production boat, the award-winning DELTA 54 IPS is intended for both long-range and day cruising. Designed by Lars Modin, the 54 echoes DELTA’s distinctive angular features and is constructed of vacuum infused carbon fibre and divinycell with vinylester resins. The 54 can be equipped with triple Volvo IPS 600s of 435hp each, which, when combined with her superior hull design and carbon fiber construction, easily achieve a 32.5-knot cruising speed that burns 46 GPH. At 10-knots, owners can enjoy a nearly 2,000nm range while burning only 9 GPH. Seakeeper’s zero speed gyroscopic stabilization is among the many upgrade options available.

Also sporting a design by Lars Modin, the new DELTA Yacht 88 IPS has been designed and purpose-built for luxury, comfortable cruising and fuel efficiency. Three Volvo IPS 1200s power this 80ft hull to a spritely 39-knot top speed. Sea trials have shown fuel consumption that is up to 40% less than that of comparable sized yachts.

DELTA 54 IPS Yacht

DELTA 54 IPS Yacht

The Volvo IPS system features joystick control that allows for superb manoeuvrability and effortless owner/operator handling.

Within both sea-kindly packages are world-class Scandinavian designed interiors, highlighted by exceptional visibility, high-end finishes and generous storage. Each yacht is semi-custom and delivered to the owner’s specs. Designed for owner/operators or to run with a small professional crew, the DELTA 54 IPS features three cabins that comfortably accommodate up to six while the 88 features a full-beam king size master suite, a VIP and two twin cabins along with accommodations for two crew members. Large, versatile cockpit and exterior deck areas easily facilitate any on-the-water activity, from fishing and diving to swimming and sunning.

“For the discerning client or family looking for something unique that is truly the best of its class, the all-carbon fibre DELTA yachts will exceed all expectations,” says Chapman Ducote, DELTA Powerboat’s Director of the Americas. “Not only are they designed to be safe, efficient and manoeuvrable, they are beautifully styled with high-end touches that will turn heads in harbours from Miami to Maine.”

Sea trials of the Delta 54 are available immediately. Trials are by appointment only.

Heesen Yachts announces sale of 47m motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947)

July 16, 2014

Heesen Yachts is excited to announce that the 47m YN 16947 displacement motor yacht Project Hé was sold on June 13, 2014. Superyacht Project Hé will be handed over to her Owners in February 2015.

47m motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947)

47m Heesen motor yacht Project Hé (YN 16947) - Photo credit to Omega Architects

Mark Cavendish – Sales and Marketing Director at Heesen Yachts – comments: “This is the fourth contract we have signed in the first six months of 2014. We are delighted to see that the market is finally picking up!”

Luxury yacht Project Hé is a yacht in the 47-metre class, a breed of Heesens that are icons of classic contemporary yacht design. Frank Laupman from Omega Architects recently restyled the elegant exterior lines giving this vessel a new look.

Her well-engineered round bilge hull with bulbous bow, powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63, will ensure smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor.

Heesen superyacht Project Hé - Saloon

Heesen superyacht Project Hé - Saloon- Photo credit to Omega Architects

The sophisticated interior is by London-based and multi-award winning studio Bannenberg & Rowell Design who are on their fifth successful collaboration with this Dutch superyacht builder. The fleet includes the 37m motor yacht Aurelia, 47m superyacht Elandess (now Raasta), superyacht Lady Petra and luxury yacht My Secret, and the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star.

Dickie Bannenberg explains how the B&R studio explored themes of purity and simplicity for this project, always confident that Heesen would interpret their concept immaculately as with their previous joint projects.

Guru designer Dieter Rams’ motto “to omit everything superfluous so that the essential is shown to the best possible advantage” guided Bannenberg & Rowell in their approach to the interior design of Project Hé. The project name ‘Hé’ in Chinese means ‘the simplest form of peace and harmony’ and Bannenberg & Rowell chose it to unify in one ideogram the essence of their design theme: simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication.

Project Hé Yacht - Cabin

Project Hé Yacht - Cabin - Photo credit to Omega Architects

Twelve guests will enjoy a relaxing atmosphere on board where restful colors are combined with natural and discreet contrast finishes. An important role is played by the use of light: indirect lighting – concealed LED light strips and filtered light thanks to refined venetian blinds – create a unique atmosphere on board super yacht Project Hé.

Technical Specifications of YN 16947 superyacht Project Hé

GENERAL

Hull type: Steel round bilge, displacement

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts

Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Classification: Lloyds   100A1 SSC YACHT   LMC UMS

Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA

Hull: Steel

Superstructure: Aluminium

DIMENSIONS

Length over all: 46,70m / 153ft 2in

Beam over all: 8,83m / 29ft 0in

Draft: 3,07m / 10ft 1in

Displacement (50% load): 400 tons

ACCOMMODATION

Guests: 12

Cabins: Full-beam master suite , two double cabins, two twin cabins each with one Pullman bed

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Maximum speed(50% load): 15 knots

Range at 12 knots: 4.000Nm

Fuel capacity: 60.000 litres / 15.850 US Gallons

Fresh water: 20.000 litres / 5.280 US Gallons

PROPULSION DETAILS

Main engines: 2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63

Maximum power: 2 x 1.000kW

Gearbox: 2 x ZF 4661

Engine control:  MTU Blue Vision, three control stands

Propellers: Schaffran five blade fixed pitch Ø 1.600mm

Generators: 2 x Kilo-Pak, each 99kW

Bowthruster: ZF Marine 90kW, hydraulically driven

Steering system: Litton Marine Systems

Stabilizers: Naiad Dynamics, type 621 with 2 fins of approx. 3m², zero speed

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

Video: CRN 133 motor yacht SARAMOUR

July 16, 2014

Launched by Ancona-based shipyard CRN Yachts in March 2014, the all-new CRN 133 motor yacht Saramour is a luxurious 61-metre vessel, with naval architecture by the CRN Technical Department and exterior as well as interior design by Francesco Paszkowski, in partnership with the CRN Design Department. Below is an amazing video showing luxury superyacht Saramour, released by CRN Yachts.

133° hull produced by the shipyard of Ancona, made of steel and aluminium, luxury yacht Saramour has an overall length of 61,3 metres and a 10.20 metre beam and is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512 C-C 1’230 kW@1800 rpm engines, which allow her to navigate at a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Spanning over five decks and a sub deck, mega yacht Saramour can easily accommodate 12 guests in 5 guest cabins and the Owner’s suite. There is also accommodation for 15 crew members.

On the main deck, there is a large main salon with a dining area, which can be reached from the aft. Towards the bow there is a lift for the guests and a circular lobby, which separate the salon from the sleeping area, which consists of two VIP double en suite.

The lower deck has another three VIP double cabins, each with its own bathroom, and towards the bow there is a crew area with 6 double cabins. The stern area is dedicated to relaxation, with the stern hatch that opens onto a large beach club. Towards the bow, just before the engine room, there are two large garages which can hold two great tender.

The entire upper deck of Saramour superyacht consists of the Owner’s apartment and features a large external dining table and a large indoor skylounge. Towards the bow, separated from the lobby by a lift, there is the Owner’s suite which can be reached from the Owner’s study. For relaxation, the Owner has a square spa pool at the far bow, which can transform into a sundeck. It is worth mentioning the geometry of the main shaft which, thanks to its hollow structure in the central part, allows guests to have a full view from bow to stern while relaxing.

Unlike all the other 60 metre built by the shipyard, Saramour yacht has an extra deck: a fly deck, used as a well-being area and for the captain. In fact, from the stern forward there is a fitness area with a large glass surface and a skylight, a hammam and a circular lobby, which separates the captain’s cabin and that of the crew from the pilot house.

Finally, the sun deck of luxury super yacht Saramour is furnished with a circular spa pool and is completely protected by windscreen glass.

Below is a selection of the exquisite charter yachts built by CRN.

Sanlorenzo signs contract for motor yacht ONE MY WAY – Sanlorenzo SD92 Hull 14E

July 16, 2014

One of the most prestigious Italian luxury yacht builders, Sanlorenzo has recently signed a contract for the sale of the Sanlorenzo SD 92, motor yacht ONE MY WAY. Luxury superyacht ONE MY WAY represents the hull 14 of this large, flybridge semi-displacement vessel series.

Superyacht ONE MY WAY

Superyacht ONE MY WAY

The sale has been concluded by Whyko, the leading top yacht nautical brokerage company. The Sanlorenzo SD92 “One My Way” yacht is an entry level semi-displacement hull filled with concentrated innovative solutions and classic elements. Drawn by designer Francesco Paszkowski, the layout is resonant with the great cruise ships of the 1930′s and 40′s, while modern at the same time: a perfect combination of design and performance.

A Sanlorenzo SD 92 Yacht ONE MY WAY

A Sanlorenzo SD 92 Yacht ONE MY WAY

Superyacht One My Way has a large flybridge with dining and lounging areas as well as a helm station. The main deck has a second outdoor dining area off the salon.

Sanlorenzo SD92 motor yacht ONE MY WAY - saloon

Sanlorenzo SD92 motor yacht ONE MY WAY - saloon

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht  ONE MY WAY -dining

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY -dining

The inside is chic and bright with the atmosphere of a casual, New England yacht club. Huge windows, tinted for privacy, provide panoramic views. Naturally the entire yacht is air-conditioned and has every contemporary comfort factor from flat screen televisions and LED lighting, to large fridges and a superbly equipped galley.

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - galley

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - galley

Marty Lowe’s interior design salutes European heritage, Italian craftsmanship and American style. White linen sofas, Berber carpets, Hermès chairs, bleached wood cabinets, navy and phthalo blue detailing. The large, open saloon with a dining area leads through full-height glazed doors to the aft deck – a superb space big enough to entertain 20 guests. A full-beam master suite of the new ONE MY WAY superyacht is on the main deck with a full-beam VIP and two twin cabins on the lower deck.

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - accommodation

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - accommodation

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - bathroom

Sanlorenzo SD92 yacht ONE MY WAY - bathroom

Marco Fiorani, – founder of Whyko together with Nico Laude – is very satisfied with this sale: “I’m very happy about how we closed the contract with the owner of this SanLorenzo SD92, who was very confidant about putting this sale in the hands of the experienced Whyko team. Thanks go to Marco Viti, SanLorenzo Vice-President, whose precious contribution to the operation assured that no time was lost. Today, quick answers and rapid decisions are the key to maintaining leadership in this rapidly evolving sector. The extraordinary thing here was that the details regarding the delivery of the yacht were completed in only 32 days!”

Sanlorenzo SD92 – technical details – brief

Length Over All: 27,60 m

Waterline length at half-load: 23,20 m

Beam: 7,15 m

Draft at half load: 1,82 m

Displacement at half load: 103 tons

Fuel capacity: 16.000 lt

Water capacity: 2.500 lt

Waste tank capacity: 1.000 lt

Owner and guests: 8 berths

Crew: 3 +1

Propulsion: 2 x MAN V12 CR 1200 (2 x 882 kW/1.200 hp @2100 rpm)

Maximum speed at half load: 17 knots

Range at 11 knots: 2000 miles

Design: Ufficio tecnico Sanlorenzo (hull), Francesco Paszkowski (design),

Marty Lowe (interior design)

Class: Pleasure Vessel

Flag: English

Compliance: Rina

Rossinavi to showcase FR028 motor yacht POLARIS at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

July 16, 2014

Italian shipyard, Rossinavi, is proud to announce that it will be attending the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, showcasing the all-new 48-metre FR028 motor yacht POLARIS at ‘T’ Central berth. Designed by Team for Design – Enrico Gobbi, superyacht POLARIS was launched at the Rossinavi yard in Italy’s Viareggio on March 29, 2014.

FR028 motor yacht POLARIS II by Rossinavi

FR028 motor yacht POLARIS by Rossinavi

Federico Rossi, Rossinavi COO: “On POLARIS we obtained performances even better than on previous PJIV, by adopting several lightening solutions. One important fact is that the vessel runs perfectly on her design lines drawing a perfect wake at any speed. To give an idea of how much the hull is valid, the maximum list at full speed (24 kts, during RINA official trials) was a mere 2.5°. As far as the noise/vibrations levels are concerned, very close to the ones of a displacement vessel, POLARIS II, in spite of her planning forms,  thanks to the technical solutions used on board,  obtained the RINA COMFORT CLASS.”

Super yacht Polaris II - Exterior

Super yacht Polaris - Exterior

Luxury yacht Polaris II - Exterior

Luxury yacht Polaris - Exterior

“MY POLARIS” Presentation by Enrico Gobbi:

Elegant lines and successful lay-out: the perfect union between style and functionality.

A light aluminium semi-planning hull and superstructure and twin MTU 12V4000 M93L engines with 2,580 kW power make the 48-metre luxury yacht POLARIS a high-performance vessel. Spanning over three impressive decks, the vessel boasts wide spaces, generously distributed between interior and exterior areas.

Polaris II Yacht - Dining

Polaris Yacht - Dining

Superyacht Polaris II - Saloon

Superyacht Polaris - Saloon

Polaris II superyacht - Staircase

Polaris superyacht - Staircase

Technical Specifications of FR028 super yacht POLARIS by Rossinavi:

Length over all, Loa: 48.285 m

Breadth, max @ fender: 8.800 m

Mean scantling draft from B.L.: 1.850 m

Main engines: 2x MTU 12V4000 M93L – output @ 2,100 RPM: 2×2,580 kw (3,460 BHP)

Trial (20% load) top intermittent speed: 23 kts

Cruising speed, at abt. ½ load condition: 19 kts

Range (at approximately 9 – 10 knots): ~3,800 Nm

Gross Tonnage: < 500 GT

Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects

Exterior Design: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Interior Design: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Seattle’s Lake Union Boats Afloat Show 2014 to Open on September 10

July 16, 2014

Seattle’s 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show will open its doors on Wednesday September 10th, and will last until Sunday 14th, 2014. The event will provide visitors with all the best of boating, all in one place on fabulous South Lake Union, in sunny September. The show will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.

logo

More boats, more styles, more fun

At the show you’ll find there’s a boat for every budget, activity and lifestyle. From sport boats to sailboats, trawlers to mega yachts and everything in between, the West Coast’s largest floating boat show has it all. More than 50 distinct brands of yachts and brokers and dealers from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida and British Columbia, Canada will display their boats. More than four dozen shore side exhibitors with professional services from marine finance and insurance to electronics, marinas, shipping, yacht linens and yacht maintenance will also exhibit at the show.

Boats of Note: Power

Aspen Power Catamarans. Aspen will be displaying the C100 32-foot production boat that recently completed a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island non-stop, unrefueled. The father/son Aspen team completed the 641-mile (1,068-kilometer) challenge in 47 hours, 5 minutes, on 267 gallons (1,009 liters) of fuel. The boat averaged 13.61 knots using a very miserly 5.6 gallons per hour at cruise speed for the trip.

Coastal Craft Boats will be debuting their newest and largest yacht, the 65′ Concord. “It’s only 65 feet long but from a distance it looks more like a 100-footer. Combine that with its many luxury features, aluminium construction, high performance and its advanced technology, the Concord is unlike anything in its size range and deserves designation as a mini-mega yacht,”  according to Peter Robson, Pacific Yachting, July 2014.

Stan Miller Yachts in Seattle, formerly Grand Banks Northwest, will be showing the Grand Banks 43 Heritage EU which features a roomy two stateroom, two head layout, with an expanded galley and more storage over her predecessor. A nifty utility room in the center of the boat boasts a dedicated freezer and impressive storage space, and is plumbed for a combo washer/dryer. Additional enhancements over the 41EU include a larger cockpit and flybridge.

Hampton Yacht Group will have a Maritimo M50 and an Endurance 658 on display.

The M50 is the first Full Beam Master stateroom model for Maritimo with the less costly straight drive system verses the Pod drives found on other boats. This gives better performance and less cost of upkeep.

The E658 offers a wide 18’ beam with four staterooms, four heads and full beam master suite.  The yacht is adorned in handcrafted satin finished raised panel cherry with select custom furnishings provided by Pacific Custom Interiors.  This is a US debut for the boat.

Islands Marine Center will be showing an Ocean Sport Legacy 26. The Legacy 26 will be offered with gas or diesel power packages, including both sterndrive and outboard options. The vessel is highly customizable and can be built to suit the needs of cruisers and anglers alike.

Kadey Krogan will have a 48’AE (Advanced Ergonomics) on display. This particular boat was completed and delivered this year to an owner who has published two cookbooks based on her cruising and culinary expertise. The expanded galley includes a four-burner Viking range and a nearly floor-to-ceiling pantry – a gourmet cook’s dream. Also on display will be a Krogen 44’ AE. The new Krogen 44′ AE and has more than 50 ergonomic and technical changes that differentiate her predecessor, the Krogen 44. Including a full walk-thru cockpit boarding doors, walk-in engine room access and an available companion seat next to the helm chair on the flybridge

Lake Union Sea Ray plans to show the new Sea Ray 510DA. This will be a Northwest debut for the boat which is a winner of the AIM Media Group Editor’s Choice Award. The 510 Sundancer features large hull windows and two retractable sunroofs and a pivoting double helm seat for enhanced sociability.

Northwest Yachtnet will be displaying a 2005 459 Meridian Cockpit Motoryacht. What sets this yacht apart is the custom made Hardtop with Lexan enclosure. This option transforms the heated bridge into an amazing pilothouse.

Boats of Note: Sail

Marine Service Center will have a Jeanneau 349 on display.  All-new from Jeanneau, and a Pacific Northwest debut, the 349 features a twin wheel cockpit in a 34′ entry level sailboat with twin rudders as well.  The interior is big and roomy with amenities thanks to a unique reverse sheer.  It has great sailing performance, and an affordable price, all in a package under 35′.

Specialty Yachts was recently named the new Marlow Hunter and Marlow Mainship dealer for Washington State. They will be introducing David Marlow’s first new model, the Marlow Mainship 32. The Marlow Mainship 32 has an overall length of 36′ 8″ and comes in two layouts with sleeping accommodations offered for three to five people. Also on display will be the Mainship 37, the second model to come on the market under the new Marlow Mainship Company.

Additionally, Specialty will be displaying a Marlow Hunter 40 and the Hunter 50. The new Hunter 40 was launched on Hunter’s fortieth anniversary. She has dual helm control, fold-down transom, chined hull and dual heads. Driving the Hunter 50′s hull is a specially engineered sail plan that achieves maximum efficiency while maintaining the Hunter trademark of single-handed sail-ability, which is a great feature for a boat of this size.

Outer Reef will be showcasing a 70’ motor yacht ‘DoGo’S Hideout’. Compared to the Outer Reef 650, the 700 is built with an extra three feet in the salon, allowing for an optional staircase leading directly to the crew stateroom and engine room. An enormous lazarette provides the cruising owner with a very large storage area needed for provisions, spares and many other cruising necessities.

Attractions and promotions

And if that wasn’t enough to entice you, attractions include:

•             Center for Wooden Boats kids toy boat building Saturday and Sunday, courtesy Banner Bank

•             Kids free sailing lessons, Saturday and Sunday, courtesy Sail Sand Point

•             Free sailboat rides every day courtesy of Discover Sailing

•             Adult sailboat lessons daily, courtesy Seattle Sailing Club

All you need to know

What: South Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

When: Wednesday September 10th – Sunday September 14th, 2014

Hours: Weekdays 11am – 7pm/Weekends 10am – 6pm

Where: South Lake Union in Seattle

Tickets go on sale on August 10:

Buy your tickets online and receive 1 year Boat U.S. membership and a free appetizer at Nouvilhos Brazilian Steakhouse at Chandler’s Cove.

$12 for adults / $5 for kids 12-17 (kids under 11 are free).

$18 for a multi-day pass.

Weekdays 5-7 pm: $6

Special sailing ticket: $50 Intro-to-Sailing ticket includes 2-day admission, 1.5 hour seminar and 1.5 hour on-water sailing lesson.

Getting There: Parking lots are limited near the show. For convenience park downtown and take the Seattle Street Car directly to the show on South Lake Union.

Perini Navi Group to display 73m Picchiotti motor yacht GRACE E at 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

July 16, 2014

The Perini Navi Group, world-renowned company specializing in the design and construction of large sailing yachts, will be present at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, displaying motor yacht Grace E (hull C.2189). Luxury mega yacht Grace E is the all-new 73m Picchiotti vessel, representing the third unit of the Picchiotti Vitruvius® Series of motoryachts, beautifully penned by Philippe Briand.

73m Picchiotti motor yacht GRACE E (hull C.2189) to be displayed by Perini Navi at MYS 2014

73m Picchiotti motor yacht GRACE E (hull C.2189) to be displayed by Perini Navi at MYS 2014

Following on the success of her two predecessors, the 50m motor yacht Exuma and the 55m superyacht Galileo G, luxury yacht Grace E features the same hull and superstructure design elements that characterize the Picchiotti Vitruvius® series and assure efficient and long range navigation, but with unique characteristics as far as the specified propulsion system.

Superyacht Grace E from above

Superyacht Grace E from above

Grace E superyacht features an advanced new generation diesel-electric propulsion system with two Azipod fixed pitch propellers, by ABB. The system allows for major achievements in fuel and power consumption, long range, efficiency and remarkable noise & vibration reduction relative to traditional propulsion units.

Mega yacht Grace E - side view

Mega yacht Grace E - side view

Grace E yacht is also equipped with a variety of four tenders – and related toys and garage spaces – for the exploration of the surrounding environment.

Luxury yacht Grace E after sunset

Luxury yacht Grace E

Ideal for cruising on the high seas, super yacht Grace E has exterior spaces spread over five decks. The upper deck, or Wellness Deck, is entirely dedicated to personal wellbeing and features a gym, massage room with steam sauna and hydrotherapy equipment. The stunning interiors, designed by Remi Tessier, are an unmatched example of sophisticated and contemporary elegance and a masterpiece in design.

Grace E Yacht - aft view

Grace E Yacht - aft view

Technical Specifications of luxury motor yacht Grace E (hull C.2189):

Length overall 73,3 m

Overall length 71,9 m

Beam 13,20 m

Draft approx. 4,00 m

Hull Steel AH36

Superstructure Aluminium 5083

Max Displacement approx. 1,680 t

Gross registered Tonnage approx.1,835 t

Cruising speed 16,5 kt

Range @ 12 kt 7,500 nm

Fuel capacity approx. 185,000 lt

Water capacity approx. 30,000 lt

Naval Architecture Philippe Briand

Classification LR: Malta Cross. 100 A1 SSC, Yacht, Mono, G6, Malta Cross LMC, UMS, DP(AM), EP- , MCA

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Perini Navi.

Photos of motor yacht GLAROS, available for Greece yacht vacation

July 15, 2014

Dutch photographer Robert van der Most, based in Paros – a wonderful Greek yacht vacation destination, has kindly sent us a couple of images of the fantastic Maiora motor yacht GLAROS, leaving the island of Paros on 14th July, 2014.  Measuring 39,65 metres (130’) Glaros superyacht is a semi-displacement yacht launched in 2006 by Maiora.

Charter Yacht GLAROS leaving the island of Paros in Greece - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Charter Yacht GLAROS leaving the island of Paros in Greece - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Luxury yacht GLAROS is available for unforgettable Greece superyacht charter in the Eastern Mediterranean, with accommodation for up to 12 charter guests in 6 lovely cabins. These include four double cabins and two twin cabins. There are also two pullman bunks available.

Motor Yacht GLAROS - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

Motor Yacht GLAROS - Photo taken by Robert van der Most

She is serviced by a professional and friendly crew of 6. Powered by two MTU diesel engines of 3,750 hp each, Glaros yacht reaches a top speed of 27 knots and cruises comfortably at 24 knots.

Contract for new motor yacht Heysea 50M signed by Heysea Yachts

July 15, 2014

Chinese luxury yacht builder, HEYSEA YACHTS, has recently signed a contract for the new 50-metre motor yacht Heysea 50M. The owner of the Heysea 50M superyacht is an old client of the company, who previously purchased two yachts from the shipyard: Heysea60 as well as Heysea82. The new order from this particular client demonstrates his confidence and recognition of Heysea’s quality and brand.

Rendering of the new Heysea 50M superyacht

Rendering of the new Heysea 50M superyacht

The Heysea 50M superyacht is expected to be delivered by the end of 2016. The naval architecture and exterior design is done independently by Heysea’s engineering and designing team. Her interior design is done by an Italian designer team. The Heysea 50M yacht will be the first axe-shaped superyacht in China.

Luxury motor yacht Heysea 50M - side view

Luxury motor yacht Heysea 50M - side view

Luxury yacht Heysea 50M from above

Luxury yacht Heysea 50M from above

Heysea Yachts is the No.1 luxury yacht manufacturer in China (in terms of no of sales orders). The company has a dominating market share in the Chinese 60+ yacht sector. The most popular yacht is Heysea82 with more than 20 yachts of that model sold within 4 years. The eye-catching and delicate Asteria108 (example is superyacht Contessa) also received good feedback from the market with 4 orders.

Heysea 50M Yacht - top view

Heysea 50M Yacht - top view

Superyacht Heysea 50M

Superyacht Heysea 50M

Technical Specifications of the Heysea 50M Superyacht:

Length Overall 50.00 m

Beam 9.00 m

Draft 2.70 m

Displacement 530 tons

Fuel Capacity 75,000 Litres

Water Capacity 12,000 Litres

Main Engine: Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert 1450 HP

Electricity Generator 2* Caterpillar 118 KW

Maximum Speed 16 Knots

Cruising Speed 12 Knots

Cruising Range 5000 nautical miles

Material: Steel hull and Fiberglass superstructure

Bow Thruster 1* 90 KW

Stern Thruster 1* 60 KW

Fin Stabilizing System Zero Speed Type

Air Conditioning Cruisair

Water maker 2* 10,000L per day