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Video: 37m Custom Line NAVETTA 37 Yacht

April 08, 2015

The all-new 37m motor yacht Navetta 37 was proudly unveiled by Custom Line, brand of the Ferretti Group, last month. Scheduled for launch in 2016, Navetta 37 yacht represents the new flagship in the semi-displacement line and the largest Navetta ever introduced by Custom Line. Below is a video showing the beautiful Navetta 37, made by ‘perfect’.

St Kitts Eco Tourism for Superyachts

April 08, 2015

Surrounded by pristine virginal rainforests, jewelled blue waters and pale stretches of sand, St Kitts – a superyacht charter destination – is a divine sight for tired eyes. Superyachts sailing into this Caribbean yacht charter paradise will quickly fall in love with the bounty of blue and green, the thick canopied forests fringing the bay and the shuffling turtles nesting on the beach.

St Kitts - Image credit to St Kitss Tourism Board

St Kitts – Image credit to St Kitss Tourism Board

Charter Yacht Starfire is a lavish luxury superyacht that can show you the beauty of St Kitts without treading on the toes of Mother Earth. St Kitts eco tourism for superyachts is essential to preserve the rarity of the environment and to protect the native flora and fauna so that everyone can enjoy this unspoiled island in the West Indies for years to come. Aboard Superyacht Starfire you can dine on fresh local produce, snorkel across untapped coral playgrounds and soak up the serene ambience of this Caribbean gem.

Luxury Yacht Starfire

Luxury Yacht Starfire

Motor Yacht STARFIRE - Dine on fresh local produce

Motor Yacht STARFIRE – Dine on fresh local produce

Embrace the Rainforest

St Kitts is a verdant wonder with a quarter of the island snuggled under a blanket of emerald green. The lush jungle is a myriad of sparkling cool water streams, blooming tropical flowers and bright plumed birds. It’s essential that St Kitts’ fragile eco system can be enjoyed by superyacht charter visitors whilst remaining protected from harm. The gorgeous rainforest is actually one of the rarest types on earth and seems to be growing rather than shrinking. You can hike the numerous winding trails breathing in the sweet air mingled with sea salt and flora, you can sail across the canopies on an eco-friendly zip wire and you can picnic beneath the trees and wait for the Green Vervet monkeys to make an appearance in the branches overhead.

Sail across the canopies on an eco-friendly zip wire - Photo courtesy of Motor Yacht STARFIRE

Sail across the canopies on an eco-friendly zip wire – Photo courtesy of Motor Yacht STARFIRE

Swim and Snorkel

The underwater playground of St Kitts is a thriving environment for a wealth of marine life. The untouched corals bloom with rainbow beauty, schools of bright fish flit in shoals and sea turtles drift enigmatically past your eyes. St Kitts works closely with the coral reef alliance to ensure that its gin-coloured waters remain protected and that tourism doesn’t overstep the mark to damage the world beneath the waves. For these reasons swimming and snorkelling in St Kitts is a dream come true. You can dive down to discover sunken ships on the seabed, admire the parade of colourful fish, and soak in the sun glazed warmth of the Caribbean waters.

Swimming and snorkeling in St Kitts - Photo courtesy of Superyacht STARFIRE

Swimming and snorkeling in St Kitts – Photo courtesy of Superyacht STARFIRE

Natural Ingredients

Getting back to nature on a St Kitts charter yacht is certainly not hard when surrounded by an array of tropical colours, sweet floral notes and a landscape of blue and green. Yet embracing the beauty of nature can also help to soothe your soul especially when it comes to divine spa treatments. With several beautiful spas lighting up the bay of St Kitts you can indulge in a Mt. Liamuiga Volcanic Mud Wrap, a fresh mango scrub or a number of natural and truly green exotic treatments to help you relax and unwind.

Photo courtesy od M:Y Starfire - Divine spa treatments

Photo courtesy od M:Y Starfire – Divine spa treatments

Conscience Free Golfing

Tee off in guilt-free style at the prestigious Royal St Kitts Golf Resort under the shady acres of swaying palms and stretches of green. Having recently been recognised with an environmental award, this fabulous course beautifully blends first-class golf facilities with state-of-the-art eco-tourism.

First-class golf facilities  - Photo courtesy of M:Y Starfire

First-class golf facilities – Photo courtesy of M:Y Starfire

Embrace the natural splendour of this island aboard the magnificent St Kitts luxury charter yacht Starfire. After spending balmy days exploring the rainforest, snorkelling across crystalline waters and rejuvenating your senses in the energised spa retreats you can return to the comfort and class of Starfire yacht. Boasting a divine sundeck with hot tub and outdoor cinema you can sip cocktails beneath the stars, enjoy personalised curated menus from the five-star chef and sleep in opulent style in the luxury staterooms.

Hot tub and outdoor cinema - Photo credit to charter yacht STARFIRE

Hot tub and outdoor cinema – Photo credit to charter yacht STARFIRE

Additional Information

When planning your next Caribbean yacht vacation, don’t forget to choose a company that has access to all the yachts… And choose an impartial one that works for you personally (not the yacht owner) and has your best interests at heart – like CharterWorld, as demonstrated by our customers’ feedback. We are the largest professional broker specialising in luxury yacht charters and we are the most dedicated.

For additional information on St Kitts yacht availability and personalised itineraries, please contact our professional and friendly charter agents who will be pleased to assist you in organising your next dream holiday.

Photos of Mondomarine motor yacht M50 (Hull 22-04) under construction

April 08, 2015

The prestigious Italian builder, Mondo Marine, has released the photos from construction of the 50m semi-displacement motor yacht M50 (Hull 22-04) – the hull and superstructure of the vessel were successfully joined together yesterday, on April 7, 2015. The striking superyacht M50 represents a collaboration with the Milan-based design firm, Hot Lab Studio & Design. She is due to be delivered in 2016.

50m superyacht M50 (hull 22-04) - hull and superstructure joined together - Photo credit to Mondomarine

50m superyacht M50 (hull 22-04) – hull and superstructure joined together – Photo credit to Mondomarine

Luxury yacht M50 features three decks and a generous sundeck. The innovative design solutions give her profile a flowing and appealing line enriched by the extraordinary color of the hull chosen by the Owner. Like all Mondo Marine‘s construction structural, hydrodynamic and technical design was handled by Mondo Marine Engineering.

M50 superyacht under construction - aft view - Photo by Mondomarine

M50 superyacht under construction – aft view – Photo by Mondomarine

M50 superyacht will be the 4th 50m delivered by Mondo Marine Engineering departing from the same hull project.

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Mondomarine.

Video from construction of 1988 Heesen motor yacht OCTOPUSSY

April 08, 2015

The prominent Dutch builder, Heesen Yachts, has published a video showing construction of their 44-metre motor yacht Octopussy (ex Octopussy 007), originally launched as the world’s fastest superyacht on April 9, 1988. Luxury yacht Octopussy has been superbly designed by Gerhard Gilgenast, with interior design by Art Line and Joachim Kinder. She was lengthened and restyled in 1996, now featuring a beautiful dark blue hull.

Video from launch of 125m Lurssen motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY

April 08, 2015

The prestigious German shipyard, Lurssen, has released a short video showing the recent launch of the impressive 125-metre Project TATIANA, supposedly to be named motor yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY. The breath-taking GOLDEN ODYSSEY yacht left her shed at Lurssen’s facility in Germany’s Lemwerder last month. Believed to be designed by Martin Francis, with interior design by the late Alberto Pinto, mega yacht GOLDEN ODYSSEY (Project Tatiana, hull no. 13689) is due to be delivered later this year.

New 44m motor yacht MOON SAND (hull 690) launched by Feadship

April 08, 2015

The all-new 44,2m motor yacht MOON SAND (hull 690) successfully hit the water at Feadship in Makkum yesterday afternoon, on April 7, 2015. With naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, superyacht MOON SAND boasts stylish interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Below is a photo of one of the latest Feadship launches – the 46m luxury yacht KISS (hull 689). The official information and images of the brand new MOON SAND are still to be released by the shipyard.

Launch of luxury yacht Kiss (hull 689) at Feadship

Launch of luxury yacht Kiss (hull 689) at Feadship

Luxury yacht MOON SAND provides deluxe accommodation to up to 8 guests in 4 magnificent cabins. These include a huge Owner’s suite with a beautiful study, double bathroom and walk in dressing room, in addition to three large guest staterooms. Two of these are easily convertible into one large stateroom with separate seating, and there is also one large full-beam VIP stateroom, positioned forward.

Below is a selection of the breath-taking charter yachts built by Feadship.

Video of 56m Benetti motor yacht SURPINA (FB267)

April 07, 2015

Boasting an instantly striking profile, the all-new motor yacht SURPINA (FB267) is a beautiful 56-metre vessel, built by the leading Italian shipyard Benetti. Superyacht SUPRINA provides deluxe accommodation in 8 magnificent cabins, including owner’s suite and seven guest cabins. Below is a video showing this beauty, while cruising the waters of the lovely Tuscany yacht holiday destination, nestled in Italy. The video was made by Roberto Malfatti.

Superyacht Industry 2014 Review

April 07, 2015

Just before the start of this week’s London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show (running from 8 – 10 April), SuperYacht Company has unveiled the most definitive statistics on the 2014 superyacht new-construction market.

Superyacht Deliveries - Credit to SuperYacht Company

2014 Superyacht Deliveries – Credit to SuperYacht Company

In 2014 shipyards worldwide delivered 156 superyachts over 30 metres, with a length totalling 6,769 metres. Compared to the 159 deliveries in 2013, this is a decrease of 2%. This drop is a direct result of the fact that nearly all of the yachts delivered in 2014 were sold during the financial crisis. The largest yacht delivered in 2014 was the 140 metre Fincantieri (Italy) mega yacht Ocean Victory.

76 Different shipyards in 20 different countries built these 156 superyachts. The market leader was Benetti with 13 deliveries, followed by Sunseeker and Sanlorenzo, both with 11 superyachts. In terms of countries, Italy is the biggest builder of superyachts with a market share of 40%, followed by the Netherlands with a market share of 10%.

The total value of all motor and sailing yachts over 30 metres completed in 2014 was approximately € 3.8 billion with an average value of € 24.4 million per superyacht. The average value of motor yachts above 30 metres was considerably higher than the sailing yachts above 30 metres, approximately € 25.8 million versus € 13 million for sailing yachts.

While the number of superyachts delivered was slightly down, there has been an increase of 21.2% for new projects. Between January and December 2014, 181 new projects for yachts over 30 metres were recorded; representing an increase of 13.8% compared to 2013’s 159 new projects.

The total length of all new projects is 8,685 metres – 3,700 metres more than 2010 and 1,519 metres more than in 2013. The average size per new project was 48 metres which, compared to 2013 (45.1 metres), is an increase of almost 3 metres. The largest project announced to the public was the 116-metre expedition superyacht under construction at Kleven in Norway, however we are aware of a new confidential project over 140 metres.

Superyacht deliveries in 2014 down by 2% compared to 2013

  • Decrease of 2% in the number of deliveries
  • Total length of all deliveries 6,769 metres
  • Motor Yacht vs. Sail Yacht ratio 89% vs 11%
  • Average size of Sail Yacht has increased by 2.1 metres to 43.62 metres
  • Average length of Motor Yacht almost the same as previous years at 43.36 metres

In 2014 shipyards worldwide delivered 156 superyachts over 30 metres, with a length totalling 6,769 metres. Compared to the 179 superyachts delivered in 2012, this is a decrease of more than 12%, and compared to the 159 deliveries in 2013 this is a decrease of 2%. This drop in deliveries is a direct result of the fact that nearly all of the yachts delivered in 2014 were sold during the financial crisis.

Of the 156 deliveries in 2014, there were 139 motor yachts, accounting for 89% of total deliveries and 17 sailing yachts were delivered, accounting for 11%. These 139 motor yachts had a total length of 6,027 metres, with sailing yachts totalling 741 metres. The average size of a motor yacht remained nearly the same as in 2013 at 43.36 metres. Interestingly the average length of a sailing yacht has grown again in 2014 by 2.08 metres to 43.62 metres. In 2013 the average length of a sailing yacht had already grown by 2.50 metres to 41.54 metres, compared to 39.04 metres in 2012. With a number of very large sailing yachts under construction such as the 106 metre Oceanco mega yacht Solar project and the 147 metre mega yacht White Pearl, this figure is set to rise over the next few years.

The largest yacht delivered in 2014 was the 140 metre Fincantieri (Italy) Ocean Victory. The largest sailing yacht delivered in 2014 was the 65 metre superyacht Lamima, which was built by Italthai Marine in Thailand.

New Superyacht Projects 2014 - Credit to SuperYacht Company

New Superyacht Projects 2014 – Credit to SuperYacht Company

New superyacht projects rise by 13.8% in 2014 to 181 new projects

  • 181 new superyacht projects in 2014, up by 13.8% compared to 2013
  • Total length of all new projects up by 21.2% to 8,685 metres
  • Average length of new projects has increased with nearly 3 metres to 48 metres.

The amount of new projects per year, which includes new orders placed by clients and yachts of which the construction has started on speculation, is one of the most significant numbers in the superyacht industry. New projects are not only vital for shipyards but for countless businesses in the superyacht industry, ranging from suppliers to designers, and from subcontractors to the media.

Between January and December 2014, SuperYacht Company recorded 181 new projects for yachts over 30 metres; this number represents an increase of 13.8% compared to 2013, when there were 159 new projects.

2014 saw 164 new motor yacht (90.6%) projects, and 14 new sailing yacht (9.4%) projects. The total length of all new projects is 8,685 metres – 3,700 metres more than 2010 and 1,519 metres more than in 2013. The average size per contract was 48 metres which, compared to 2013 (45.1 metres), is an increase of almost 3 metres.

The largest project announced to the public was the 116 metre expedition superyacht under construction at Kleven in Norway, however we are aware of a new confidential project over 140 metres.

Number of shipyards delivering superyachts decreases with 6.2%, while yards with new projects increases with 8.6%

76 shipyards from 20 countries delivered 156 superyachts; Benetti largest producer of superyachts in 2014; 76 shipyards in 16 countries have 181 new projects; Most new superyachts in Italy, 79 new projects for 28 yards.

Deliveries 2014

The 156 superyachts delivered in 2014 were built by 76 different shipyards, which is the lowest number of shipyards in nine years. Compared to 2013 (79) this is a decrease of 6.2% and compared to 2012 (98 shipyards) this means a decrease of 22.4%.

In 2014 the Italian shipyard Benetti was the market leader for the construction of yachts over 30 metres. The shipyard completed 13 superyachts with a total length of 567 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

The superyachts delivered in 2014 were built in 20 different countries. Looking at the countries where these 156 superyachts were built, Italy is market leader with 40%, which equates to 63 superyachts built by 20 different shipyards. The Netherlands was the second biggest superyacht builder in 2014 with a market share of 10% and 16 new superyachts. The United Kingdom with 15 deliveries totalling 572 metres comes in third, followed closely by the United States with 14 superyachts totalling 553 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

New Projects 2014

For confidentiality reasons we cannot divulge details in regards to the number of new projects per shipyard, therefore we have analysed the number of new projects per country. 76 Shipyards in 16 different countries have 181 new projects. Italy is market leader with 79 new projects with a total length of 3,417 metres at 28 shipyards. The Dutch shipyards come second with 27 new projects at 11 shipyards, and a total length of 1,646 metres. With an average length of nearly 61 metres, the Dutch projects are considerably larger than the Italian projects, however the largest superyachts are being built in Germany with an average length over 100 metres.

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Superyachts delivered in 2014 valued at € 3.8 Billion

  • The value of all superyachts delivered in 2014 is estimated at € 3.8 billion.
  • Average value of a motor yacht was € 25.8 million
  • Average value of a sailing yacht was € 13 million
  • Total value of all superyachts delivered in Italy was the highest at € 1.4 billion

The total value of all motor and sailing yachts over 30 metres completed in 2014 was approximately € 3.8 billion with an average value of € 24.4 million per superyacht.

The average value of motor yachts above 30 metres was considerably higher than the sailing yachts above 30 metres, approximately € 25.8 million versus € 13 million for sailing yachts. This figure can be partly explained by the primary fact that motor yachts have a higher volume than sailing yachts.

Italian yards have produced superyachts with a total value of approximately € 1.4 billion, which equals to a market share of 36.8% in value. The second place was for Germany (approximately € 720 million) and third was the Netherlands (approximately € 660 million).

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Credit to SuperYacht Company

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts nominated for IY&A Award 2015 with motor yacht THE NEXT EPISODE

April 07, 2015

Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts have been selected as one of the finalists in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, with motor yacht The Next Episode. Built and developed under the Continental III series line, superyacht The Next Episode is set to compete in the ‘Power Yacht 25-40 Metres’ Award.

Wim van der Valk superyacht The Next Episode

Wim van der Valk superyacht The Next Episode

Built by the Dutch shipyard Wim van der Valk Continental Yachts, super yacht The Next Episode features interior and exterior design executed by the Leiden-based Guido de Groot Design.

The Next Episode Yacht underway

The Next Episode Yacht underway

The Next Episode yacht is a contemporary and spacious yacht. Her main deck features an al fresco dining area next to the main salon. She also has a professional galley which can be opened up or closed off from view depending on the social setting. For this project the client desired a contemporary styled yacht with a raised pilothouse and main-deck owner’s cabin.

Motor yacht The Next Episode - Saloon

Motor yacht The Next Episode – Saloon

The interior design of luxury yacht The Next Episode was sought to be clear, modern and fresh, and boast a generous main salon that could directly access an adjacent alfresco dining area. The use of white-washed oak, high-gloss lacquered Wengé, and white lacquered surfaces was chosen to balance with a mix of leathers and fabrics for wall coverings and other furnishings. A professional-grade galley was requested that could be opened-up or closed-off from the main salon depending on the social setting.

The Next Episode superyacht - Saloon

The Next Episode superyacht – Saloon

A priority consideration was the integration of a powerful sound system for both interior and exterior spaces which included several surround-sound speakers and subwoofers neatly integrated into the yacht’s interior and exterior design. This request required special attention to acoustic requirements at an early phase of the project.

Super yacht The Next Episode - Master Stateroom

Super yacht The Next Episode – Master Stateroom

Below deck, the owner requested accommodations for up to 8 guests in 2 VIP and 2 twin berth cabin as well as adequate space for up to 3 crew members.

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

April 07, 2015

ER Yacht Design of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has refined the original design of motor yacht KingCAT 85 for Kingship Marine of Hong Kong. Comfortably sleeping eight guests and a crew of two members, superyacht KingCAT 85 is a spacious catamaran, now available in two distinct versions, one with an open fly bridge and second with fully enclosed, air- conditioned fly bridge, both with the aft sun deck and Jacuzzi. The brief by Kinship was to produce minimalist styling with clean lines and a boat with big yacht features, a fast comfortable cruiser but very manoeuvrable and easy to handle at sea and in marina.

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

Original design of Kingship motor yacht KingCAT 85 refined by ER Yacht Design

Super yacht KingCAT 85 is an all-aluminium yacht with powerful twin hulls, pleasing shear lines with a modern neat looking superstructure enveloped in panoramic windows all around the main deck accommodation and the fly bridge with commanding views of the whole boat. The exterior profile features sleek streamlined hulls with plumb stems and a long waterline for speed and efficient carving in the seaway. The propulsion is twin diesels powering water-jets with a maximum speed of 28 knots, which, in combination with bow thrusters, will provide exceptional manoeuvrability.

The deck space is maximised using the full 31ft beam available, the leisure area is covered in teak decking fitted with flush glass hatches for natural light below. Aft, the space between hulls and under the spacious cockpit deck is used to neatly store the tender covered by a permanent swim platform, which, together with platforms on each hull makes a spacious beach club, a feature normally found on much larger yachts. The access to the main deck is from the platforms on each hull, via steps leading to the cockpit; the steps cleverly doubling as engine covers giving unrestricted access for maintenance.

The accommodation is arranged over the main deck all on one level and below in the twin hulls, the latter ones mirroring each other in layout. The owner’s stateroom is on the main deck to the front giving it immediate access to the salon and by stairs to the pilothouse station, whilst the glass door to the front of the stateroom open directly onto the fore sundeck.

The main accommodation is divided into four distinct areas, a dining room seating eight in comfort, served from a fully fitted well-equipped galley with a full size six-burner stove and oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, icemaker, wine cellar and plenty of storage cupboards. The galley is fronted by a neat cocktail bar ideal for serving aperitifs and snacks and to service rest of the boat. The leisure areas are arranged in two sections over the full width of the accommodation and includes games and entertainment area and a quiet relaxation area open to the cockpit, looking aft.

Amid-ship are port and starboard stairways leading to the respective hull’s lower deck accommodation, each leading into a lobby and self-contained en suite double cabins, to the fore and aft of the hulls. The below deck accommodation has over 2 metres headroom throughout and gets plenty of natural light from large oblong portholes in the hull and from the overhead opaque glass hatches. All cabins are air conditioned for comfort, whilst the engine compartments are acoustically insulated. Both main deck and the lower deck accommodation layout is flexible and can be customised to clients’ preference, providing it doesn’t require structural modification of the yacht. The interior styling, fixtures and fittings use only a high quality natural materials and fabrics, which also can be customised to clients’ taste and style.

The fly bridge is reached from the cockpit by stairs to the port side leading immediately to the relaxation area with a plush outdoor L-shape sofa and a large Jacuzzi to starboard flanked by sunbeds on one side and a large grill bar to the other side. To the front is the centrally located fly bridge steering position with a commanding view of the whole boat and a step or two away from the port and starboard end of the bridge with the wing controls stations and a perfect view of each hull when docking. A Bimini hardtop supported by twin masts covers the fly bridge, carrying radar, communication dome, antennae and other obligatory equipment.

The alternative is a fully enclosed fly bridge version with panoramic glass windows and full height glass sliding doors to the aft sundeck. The enclosed fly bridge is fully air-conditioned and can be reached externally by stairs from the cockpit on the main deck or directly from the salon below by a spiral staircase. Aft of the centrally positioned steering station is a generous sun lounge with a cocktail bar and two L-shaped sofas and coffee tables. A round-shaped Jacuzzi can be located amid-ship on the sundeck with a perfect view of the cockpit and the beach club below. Altogether, a spacious yacht with plenty of room and space for leisure and entertainment, a perfect cruising yacht and a party boat in a marina.