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Fresh details of 50m expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (ex Big Star) released by McMullen & Wing

October 10, 2014

The prestigious New Zealand superyacht manufacturer, McMullen & Wing, has released fresh details of their 50m luxury expedition motor yacht ‘yard number 1016′. Formerly known as Big Star, superyacht  ‘yard number 1016′ is presently in build.

50m expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (ex Big Star) by McMullen and Wing

50m expedition yacht ‘yard number 1016′ (ex Big Star) by McMullen and Wing

Clearly continuing McMullen & Wing’s reputation for building some of the world’s most capable luxury yachts, the new 50m ‘yard number 1016′  yacht project is a true ocean adventurer, commissioned by a buyer seeking to explore the world in comfort and security.

The yacht, still identified publically only by its yard number 1016, is a 50m long range displacement motoryacht, featuring naval architecture, exterior styling and interior design by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, together with McMullen & Wing’s substantial in-house design team.

The new ‘yard number 1016′ superyacht project is a clear evolution of the same team’s much admired 45m charter yacht BIG FISH design.  In styling, BIG FISH inspired the yachting world with her combination of classical but muscular proportion, striking architectural lines and extensive full height glazing, wrapped around a light, contemporary, relaxed interior.  In her expedition credentials, BIG FISH set new standards of capability: exploring the true extremes of the world’s oceans in comfort, confidence and reliability.

The new ‘yard number 1016′ yacht, which will be delivered in early 2016, combines that ocean capability with a very close relationship to the ocean.  The lowered aft cockpit is a protected area for fishing and lounging, closely connected to the expansive aft deck whilst directly in touch with the water’s surface.  An extensive fleet of tenders and toys will provide for every activity.

The contemporary interior, also designed by Gregory C Marshall Naval Architects, will accommodate up to 12 guests in 5 cabins and will showcase natural materials in a relaxed modern ambience.  Light, airy interior spaces flow seamlessly onto extensive decks on all levels.  Bulwark balconies allow the floor-to-ceiling glazed doors from the dining space to frame a spectacular vista, whilst also providing the ultimate sunbathing location, suspended over the water.  The breathtaking owners’ suite, on the bridge deck aft, opens onto its own private aft deck.  A symphony of light and space, the owners’ suite is a haven of calm and relaxation.

Completely custom, and fashioned entirely by McMullen & Wing’s in-house team of craftsmen, the construction of this new yacht is a truly personal creative experience for the owner.  A highly international team of professionals from across the globe assemble regularly to brief the owner on progress and contribute to each stage of the decision making process.  As the yacht takes shape in the shipyard, the focus moves more and more from paper and computers to physical reality.  Along the journey, the owner plans to take advantage of the opportunity of these visits to experience some of the treasures of beautiful New Zealand.  On handover, scheduled for early 2016, the yacht will begin her world adventure in the pristine waters of Auckland, then on to the stunning beauty of the South Pacific before heading out to explore the world.

TEAM Italia Multi-Touch technology on 8th Delfino Mister Z Yacht by Benetti

October 09, 2014

TEAM Italia is delighted to announce that they have successfully delivered their high technology I-Bridge® – Multi-Touch system for the eighth Delfino Mister Z yacht by Benetti.

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This project is the result of a  perfect combination of 3 powerful ingredients: a high technology talent scout Owner, a shipyard, Benetti, always voted to research and innovation and one of the most important player in the  marine innovation technology in the  electronic field , TEAM Italia.

From the beginning the Owner and his Surveyor have been part of the process and they attended the technical meetings, working with Benetti Technical Office and TEAM Italia R&D department to define the  system configuration.

Thanks to this  strong cooperation the result is a unique superyacht able to astonish for the solution adopted.

On the wheelhouse the I-Bridge® has a multi-touch system powered with a multi-control system combined with the OLED technology. Added to the high level standard equipment, the system includes a very innovative MULTI CONNING system display for navigation and a STEERING CONNING system  for  all the activities related to navigation.

An AWS (Anchor Watching System) is also installed to guarantee a complete monitoring of the Mister Z yacht when she is at anchor .

The Owner pays a lot of attention to telecommunication  and overall to safety, accordingly these systems have been especially taken into account.

With I-Bridge®, the control systems and the necessary on-board subsystems have been integrated, respecting the different on-board standards and regulations of superyacht Mister Z.

To summarize the characteristics of the Mister Z superyacht’s I-Bridge® Multi Touch TEAM Italia can say that it is:

I-nnovative, I-ntuitive, I-ntegrated and I-ntelligent.

TEAM Italia solutions for ISA 140’ motor yacht SILVER WIND and 66 Granturismo motor yacht OKTO

October 09, 2014

ISA Yachts has reconfirmed TEAM Italia solutions for two new superyachts: the 140’ motor yacht Silver Wind and ISA Yachts 66 GRANTURISMO motor yacht OKTO. The cutting-edge technology for both luxury yachts is provided by the built-in customized I-Bridge® system, produced by matching the requirements put forward by the shipyard with those of Captains as well as Owners.

ISA 140 superyacht Silver Wind - Concept wheelhouse

ISA 140 superyacht Silver Wind - Concept Wheelhouse - Design by Lucio Tonucci for Team Italia

Working on these projects has been a thrilling new challenge for TEAM Italia, in which the end product represents an example of how technology is put to the service of what is still the main aim for navigation equipment, i.e. on-board safety.


Developed through the consolidated working relationship between TEAM Italia and ISA Yachts, this project contains a number of carefully thought through technological innovations. Thanks to its in-house R&D and Project & Design teams, TEAM Italia has developed the integrated system by carefully examining both the Owner’s requests and those of the Captain. Besides the countless technical issues which were carefully assessed, the ergonomics, elegance and exclusive features of the dashboard console were also screened, whilst still giving primary importance to safety.

The I-Bridge® system installed on ISA 66 GRANTURISMO mega yacht OKTO comprises all the very latest upgrades developed by TEAM Italia’s R&D team. Moreover, the versatility of I-Bridge® technology has enabled the Owner and Shipyard to determine the final layout of the dashboard according to the former’s wishes whilst at the same time enabling the Captain to customise the criterion concerning the conduct of the yacht according to his professional requirements. The end product, is unique in its kind as it responds to customised logic and criteria in both aesthetic and functional terms. In the future, it will be possible to upgrade the system installed without the need for any structural alterations to be made to the bridge console.

ISA 66 Granturismo mega yacht OKTO - Concept Wheelhouse

ISA 66 Granturismo mega yacht OKTO - Concept Wheelhouse

The console – featuring a shield layout, assembles 5 23’’ displays and 4 23” touchscreen workstations laid out on lateral work surfaces. A multicontrol has been installed on one of the two driving seats, enabling the Captain to manage the functions available on the navigation systems.

Carbon fibre finishes were used to produce this console, the layout of which was devised, designed and engineered by TEAM Italia in association with the ISA Yachts technical office.

ISA Yachts 140’M/Y Silver Wind

Since the beginning of the project, 2 years ago, ISA 140’ project has involved a lot of TEAM Italia and TRANSAS R&D departments as well as the Technical Office of the Shipyard. For the first time two major players in the international marine electronic technology applications have created a unique team-work, developing new tailor-made solution and project.

Redoubled benefits for ISA Yachts and above all for the Owner who has been the main booster of this new concept.

The final product is a TEAM Italia I-Bridge® wheelhouse integrated with TRANSAS.  The control  system has been designed to create a dialogue between the two technologies at the highest of their functionalities. Moreover, TEAM Italia, has deeply managed the lay-out  both on the aesthetical and functional points of view, studying the ergonomics and engineering the technical areas under console.

Just a glance at the wheelhouse, with its high level of finishing is enough to immediately understand the hi-tech nature of this high-performance megayacht.

Five monitors 24″ Touch-Screen HD, one 28’’ Stretch and four 13″ MMD HBB one of which dedicated to manage the Rolls-Royce Kamewa engine system,  make the console incomparable both for the lay-out and above all for the functionalities offered.

TEAM Italia has also engineered  and configured the fly-bridge in order to allow the complete efficiency and the management of all sensors and the subsystems already in the main bridge.


The concepts on which TEAM Italia’s I-Bridge® integration is based involve careful selection of the navigation sensors. They are studied in depth, their use is determined, provision is made for them on the console and they are integrated into the system. Management of the different subsystems is made easier by the exclusive Multicontrol system, designed and produced by TEAM Italia, which makes it possible to control various different apparatuses by means of a functioning logic and standardised HMI interface.

The integrated subsystems include Radar, Chartplotter, Nav Data Conning, Engine Data Conning, Monitoring, CCTV, WHC and other navigation devices. The heart of the I-Bridge® system consists of a series of processors which all operate differently, thus ensuring a very high level of redundancy and consequently safety and reliability. Moreover, the selection system, which can be activated through Multicontrol, operates in a context-sensitive manner. A range of different scenarios for managing data and information in the most appropriate way according to sailing conditions can be selected from a configurable menu. This architecture allows users to achieve extremely high levels of on-board safety and bridge management.

With I-Bridge®, the control systems and the necessary on-board subsystems (apart from the emergency devices) have been integrated into a touch technology, respecting the different on-board standards and regulations of each vessel. In case of emergency, the system can be used in standalone mode.

Innovation allows the shipyard to proceed with construction of the bridge, according to the owner’s aesthetic requirements, without having to take into account, in advance, all the systems which will be integrated. The I-Bridge® system allows captains to access the control console several months before the yacht is delivered customizing the usability of the system, all its potentials and inserting further modules if necessary without having to change the layout of the bridge in production.

Much of the electronic equipment currently available can be integrated into I-Bridge® without having to modify any of the hardware and/or software. For this reason, besides the guarantee I-Bridge® carries, the integrated modules also maintain – unchanged – the original manufacturers’ guarantees.

Unlike any of the other integrations currently available on the market of a mechanical and/or electromechanical nature, so purely aesthetic integrations, I-Bridge® makes it possible to create a single, personalized user-machine interface which is easy to upgrade over the years. This means the bridge will be constantly updated with the very best technological developments (a benefit which cannot be achieved with integrations of a purely aesthetic nature).

Superyacht of the Year 2014 Award for Mangusta 165E motor yacht MOONRAKER

October 09, 2014

The Overmarine Group has proudly announced that the Superyacht of the Year 2014 Award ‘Barca dell’Anno’ went to the Mangusta 165E motor yacht MOONRAKER. Launched in February 2014, the all-new superyacht MOONRAKER represents the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet. Called 165 E, where ‘E’ stands for “Evolution”, she made her world debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Luxury motor yacht Moonraker

Mangusta 165E motor yacht Moonraker - Image credit to Overmarine Group Mangusta

Luxury yacht MOONRAKER features a wide range of unique aesthetic-structural features. These include an impressive side window, a large single panel of glass by the main saloon, providing excellent visibility from the inside and letting in plenty of natural light. In addition, the superstructure of the flybridge houses a large U-shaped divan, giving this striking vessel more modern and aggressive lines.

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior - Image credit to Overmarine Group Mangusta

Run by triple powerful MTU 16V 4000 M93 diesels, Mangusta 165E super yacht MOONRAKER can easily achieve an impressive top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 36 knots, while providing the highest levels of on-board comfort, thanks to process control, the type of composite structures used, soundproofing, vibration control, as well as ergonomic layouts.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Overmarine Group Mangusta.

Video: Azimut 80 motor yacht PURA VIDA in Miami, Florida

October 09, 2014

Luxury motor yacht PURA VIDA is a striking 25-metre leisure craft, built by the well known Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts. Azimut 80 superyacht PURA VIDA boasts sophisticated exterior design by Stefano Righini, while her beautiful interiors are by Achille Salvagni Architetti. Below is a video showing this beauty in the fantastic Florida yacht charter location – Miami, released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

The brand new video of motor yacht Princess 82

October 09, 2014

The leading British builder, Princess Yachts, has recently published the brand new video showing their motor yacht Princess 82 in the glamorous Florida yacht charter location – Miami. Superyacht Princess 82 boasts sleek, dynamic exterior and perfectly finished interior. She can accommodate her guests in 4 beautiful and comfortable en-suite cabins.

Sarp 58 motor yacht NB102

October 09, 2014

Turkish shipyard, Sarp Yacht, is thrilled to unveil the 58-metre superyacht NB102. Sarp 58 motor yacht NB102 is a larger version of the 46m luxury yacht Sarp 46, which is currently under construction.

Sarp 58 super yacht NB102

Sarp 58 super yacht NB102


Same styling feel, but much more organic marine animal inspired shapes dominate the design. However three fundamental principles are paramount: safety first, form to satisfy function and maximum use of space. TANJU KALAYCIOĞLU – AUGUST 2014.

Hull will be constructed of high tensile steel with extra safety built-in through dedicated watertight compartments for stabilizers and steering gear. Superstructure will be made by vacuum-bagged epoxy sandwich composite, saving on weight and improving stability. This system where Sarp team excels in will be very beneficial for paint maintenance in the future.

Sarp luxury yacht NB102 from above

Sarp luxury yacht NB102 from above

Interior design was developed by Donald Starkey. I respectfully would like to acknowledge that he was one of my megayacht teachers 22 years ago… He helped us to create a spacious, easy going, fun to live in atmosphere. There are five guest suites and a very large Owner suite. Obviously with an over 1000 gross ton ship like this, many options and endless customization are possible, if required.

One feature of the yacht is the lift serving four decks which is capable of taking a wheelchair or two persons. Ample storage is carefully allocated without hindering living spaces of guests. Crew country is in line with the new MLC (LY3) norms. Design detailing will address the access to systems issue to enable the crew to work their yacht in confidence and pride.

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 - top view

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 - top view

One of the options Sarp Yacht is offering is diesel electric propulsion which is becoming more common especially with bigger yachts. With twin azimuthing thruster units and a powerful bow thruster, the vessel will be exceptionally maneuverable. A further option offered is DP-0 dynamic positioning making the yacht independent of anchors in crowded anchorages and small bays.

Our philosophy with the Sarp Yacht team is behind all the carefully applied meticulous engineering and advanced technology, there is a lot of spirit from the hearts of all who have contributed to the creation of a new build yacht.

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 underway

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 underway


I am delighted to have been asked to contribute my past design experience to this modern vessel, combining elegance with sound practical engineering solutions with a sensibly thought out arrangement of internal spaces which provides a timeless yacht showcasing the best that Turkey can offer the discerning yacht owner. DONALT STARKEY – AUGUST 2014.

This layout has been developed for a potential private owner or as a very suitable adaptable arrangement for charter work as well. The main deck spacious owners suite with his and her bathrooms -as drawn- incorporates fabulous automatically engineered port and starboard terraces providing fantastic open aspect vistas at anchor. It also combines a starboard side office and a port side VIP suite.

Luxury yacht NB102 by Sarp by night

Luxury yacht NB102 by Sarp by night

These are adaptable and could become a private owners gym in place of the VIP suite or 2 suites when the forward or aft lower deck suites could be joined to become a large full beam VIP suite with lounge and bedroom to maintain 6 on board suites.

All decks are accessible via a 2 person elevator ( having wheel chair capability). There are 3 open vista levels of shaded aft open deck areas with a sun deck forward Jacuzzi tub and sunbed arrangement.

The lower aft beach club provides a swim platform combined with dive facilities, sauna/steam room, gym and massage room with additional easy staircase access from the starboard main deck.

NB102 superyacht by Sarp Yacht

NB102 superyacht by Sarp Yacht

Very ample service areas with a dumb waiter serve all decks and the forward crew spaces accommodate 8 plus 4 officers and chief engineers cabins with separate crew and officers messes to comply with LY3 regs.

The interior proposed is in a modern understated style reflecting current trends and combining LED lighting and the latest A/V technology.




TYPE Twin Propeller Round Bilge Displacement Motor Yacht

BUILDER Sarp Yacht

NAVAL ARCHITECT Taka Yachts, Osman Tanju Kalaycıoğlu

EXTERIOR STYLIST Osman Tanju Kalaycıoğlu



CONSTRUCTION Steel Hull (Grade A = St 42), Composite Superstructure

CLASSIFICATION ABS YACHT+ A1 YACHTING SERVICE +AMS MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code LY3 Malta or Marshall Island Flag State


Length O.A. 58.00 m

Length WL 55.00 m

Beam 11,00 m

Draft (design) 3,10 m


Gross 900 gt

Displacement (scantling) 920 t


Maximum speed about 16,5 knots (at 1,600 rpm).

Cruising speed about 14 knots (at 1,300 rpm)


4000 n. Miles approx. at cruising speed

5000 n. Miles approx. at 12 knots

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 - General Plan and Profile

Sarp 58 Yacht NB102 - General Plan and Profile

Videos: 90m Parkour Class superyacht X-KID STUFF concept by Pastrovich

October 08, 2014

Monaco-based design studio, Pastrovich, has recently released a video showing their 90m Parkour Class superyacht X-KID STUFF concept. Available in two versions, black&white and color, the video explains the mechanism of opening and closing of the massive side hangar aboard the striking 90m motor yacht X-KID STUFF concept.

Pride Mega Yachts unveil 108,8m mega yacht TOMORROW project at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 08, 2014

Pride Mega Yachts has proudly unveiled their exciting new 108,8m motor yacht Tomorrow project at the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Luxury motor yacht Tomorrow project is presently being finalized, with engineering work starting soon. Construction will begin next year.

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

Able to host up to 26 guests, with 30 crew, superyacht Tomorrow is a spacious six deck vessel. Naval architecture is by Azure Naval Architects and the exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. A design for the future, Tomorrow represents the positivity and hope that the future holds, and encompasses a drive for forward-thinking innovation.

The design team for luxury yacht Tomorrow drew inspiration from Xian Dai, the new era of modernity, an age in which new visions and  exciting technology generate prosperity and a higher quality of life. Understanding that yachting will increasingly be the choice of those looking for quality family time and an escape from the confines of everyday life, Tomorrow is a sanctuary for those looking to enjoy cruising the world’s beautiful waters.

Motor yacht Tomorrow project

Motor yacht Tomorrow project - Swimming Pool

Providing independence and comfort, Tomorrow superyacht is a versatile design, suited as a family yacht, an exploration base and for socialising and high end entertainment. The interior styling is centred around a luxurious laid back beach style, personalised by the owner’s choice of artwork. Warm and open spaces are embellished with custom furniture, rich materials, intricate patterns and complementary natural textures.


Characteristic of all Pride Mega Yachts’ projects, Tomorrow yacht boasts an impressive interior volume of 4800GT, with space and height a key feature throughout every space. A modern design, with sweeping lines and circular forms, creates a functional yet spatial experience. Curved ceiling-to-floor glass and paneling on the three top decks of the superstructure and the two other aft decks open up unobstructed views and easy access to the outside areas. This spacious feeling flows through into the main lounge which has an imposing interior height of almost three metres.

Super yacht Tomorrow project - Beach Lounge

Super yacht Tomorrow project - Beach Lounge

A special interior feature is a large nautilus shell inspired staircase, connecting all decks except the sun deck. The staircase is highlighted by a circular skylight that bathes every deck in natural light.


Tomorrow yacht maximizes all exterior spaces, with a focus on social interaction. Stunning views combine with well equipped spaces, replete with sunbeds, pools and Jacuzzi’s. On the main deck a striking circular pool with recessed seating is a focal point.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Mid deck lounge

Tomorrow superyacht project - Mid deck lounge

Sliding ceiling-to-floor glass doors seamlessly connect the exterior to the interior spaces. Accessibility to the aft decks is further facilitated by a split level set-up which accommodates the royal half-circular exterior stairs. On the aft deck, a swim platform connects to a large indoor beach club, allowing guests to enjoy time close to the sea.


Nowhere is the space on board Tomorrow yacht better demonstrated than on the owner’s private deck. The owner’s stateroom features an almost floor-to-ceiling  glass facade, while a huge circular skylight is a window to the skies and stars. Bleached walnut back-wall panels, silk carpets with a textured wave pattern and exclusive sunburst marquetry veneer on the doors bring further richness and refinement.

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project - Owners Stateroom

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project - Owners Stateroom

The owner’s aft deck lounge will allow the owners to enjoy close proximity to the sea from rotating seating by the glass doors that lead out to the aft deck. A light dome in the teak ceiling allows for different moods and ambiances to be created.

A private owner’s lounge is a welcome area of retreat, offering enhanced privacy to allow rest and relaxation in a more intimate atmosphere. High quality hardwood flooring flows through  from the interior to merge with the exterior deck, once again emphasising the connection between the inside and outside spaces.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Owners Stateroom

Tomorrow superyacht project - Owners Stateroom

Super yacht Tomorrow – Specification Overview

Project Name: Tomorrow

Builder: Pride Mega Yachts

Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects

Exterior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Interior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

LOA: 108.8m / 356’9”

Beam (max): 16.3m / 53’4”

Draft (max): 4.2m / 13’7”

GT: 4,800GT

Hull material: Steel

Superstructure material: Aluminium

Guest Accommodation: 18-26 guests (6-8 guest cabins, 2-4 VIP cabins, owner stateroom)

Crew capacity: 32-34 crew (28 crew, 2 officers, 1 engineer, 1 captains, 2 staff)

Main engines:  2 x MTU 16V4000 M 73 – 2560 [kW] | 2 x 600 kW E-motors

Generators: 4 x MTU 16V2000 m51A – 665 [kW]

Stabilisers: Rolls Royce Aquarius 100 Zero Speed retractable fins

Maximum Speed: 18kts

Cruising Speed: 14kts

Range: 5,000 nm

Fuel capacity:  330,000lt

Fresh water capacity:  90,000lt

US premiere for new Sanlorenzo SD112 motor yacht ‘O’ at FLIBS 2014

October 08, 2014

The new Sanlorenzo SD112 motor yacht ‘O’ is set to make her US premiere at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). As of today, six SD112 units have been sold, prior to the launch of the first SD112 superyacht ‘O’. The next three hulls are currently in advanced stage of construction.

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht 'O'

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht 'O'

The first SD112 luxury yacht ‘O’ is a beautiful 33,6-meter semi-displacement motoryacht in composite material, made to measure according to the tastes and the style of her owner, like every Sanlorenzo since 1958. 10 guests find comfortable and stylish accommodation on board this striking vessel. There is a generous master stateroom on the main deck, as well as four additional guest staterooms, positioned on the lower deck.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sanlorenzo.