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NEW Deep-Sea Sport Utility Yacht NEMO project ready to be built

November 13, 2015

Superbly penned by Fulvio de Simoni, the all-new deep-sea sport utility yacht NEMO project is ready to be built at the French shipyard Ocea Yacht. With an over 4000 mile range, the 44-metre motor yacht NEMO concept boasts unprecedented spaces that can easily host tenders, sailing boats and jet skis.

44m superyacht NEMO project designed by Fulvio De Simoni for Ocea Yacht

44m superyacht NEMO project designed by Fulvio De Simoni ready to be built by Ocea Yacht

Capable of reaching the most beautiful and remote places on the earth, the 44-metre aluminium yacht NEMO concept boasts over 300 square meters of open-air spaces, a 25sqm beach club, a proper swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, floating and water toys, while covered and indoor spaces include a 30sqm “Loggia”, lounges, wet bars, a 75sqm master suite with his- and her- bathrooms, a gym, and up to five double cabins with private en-suite.

Superyacht NEMO concept from above

Superyacht NEMO concept from above

NEMO yacht concept is designed to be run by two relatively small engines, with a total horsepower of 2800 mhp. These allow the vessel to comfortably achieve 16 knots in fast-displacement pace, with a cruising speed around 12 knots.

Luxury yacht NEMO concept - aft view

Luxury yacht NEMO concept – aft view

Superyacht NEMO concept is a fully custom vessel in every single detail, from the layout to the on-board entertainment, from the propulsion to the interior and exterior décor. All of these can be chosen by her owner, in a tailor-made process.

Aboard NEMO Yacht Concept

Aboard NEMO Yacht Concept

The 44m NEMO superyacht concept represents the first model of a Nemo series, being conceived by Aldo Manna of MC Yacht & CO International and developed by Fulvio De Simoni for Ocea Yacht. Further details of Nemo Class project will be unveiled in the upcoming weeks and months.

Main Characteristics of NEMO superyacht concept:

Length 44,0 m

Beam 9,15 m

Draft 1,95 m

Full load displacement 360 t

Fuel capacity 50000 l

Water capacity 9000 l

Engines 2 X CAT C32 ACERT

Power 2 X 1400 HP

Maximum speed 16 knots

Cruising speed 12 knots

Range @ cruise speed 3500 NM

Range @ at 10kn 4000 NM

Guests 10 (5 cabins and 5 bathrooms)

Crew 8 (5 cabins)

Project Manager MC Yacht & Co International

Designer Fulvio De Simoni

Builder Ocea Yacht

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Breath-taking 64m Mega Yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design

November 13, 2015

Sweden-based Gray Design, an award winning international design studio with a focus on innovative and highly characteristic industrial design, has released a great video below, introducing their latest 64m mega yacht KRAKEN concept. Inspired by the Vapour GT concept to create a matching set of extreme vehicles for land and sea, the breath-taking superyacht KRAKEN is a lighthearted design study exploring the limits of yacht design.

Designed to reach a thrilling speed of 35 knots and boasting an impressive 18-metre beam, luxury yacht KRAKEN concept is laid out as a catamaran and spans over four amazing decks, including accommodation in each hull. The wildly raked windscreen is in fact a skylight for a large lounge on the owner’s deck and the pilot house is raised to provide fantastic visibility around the entire vessel.

64m mega yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design

64m mega yacht KRAKEN concept by Gray Design

Luxury catamaran KRAKEN concept from above

Luxury catamaran KRAKEN concept from above

The metallic paintwork of KRAKEN yacht concept is accentuated by intense red highlights, chrome bright work and dark stained teak decking. There is a vast beach club and reception area at the aft of the yacht and a great amount of space for a helipad at the bow.

Super Yacht KRAKEN concept - front view

Super Yacht KRAKEN concept – front view

KRAKEN Yacht Concept - Interior

KRAKEN Yacht Concept – Interior

Latest photos of Imposing 156m Superyacht OMAR by Lurssen preparing for launch

November 13, 2015

DrDuu’ has kindly provided us with some more photos of the imposing 156m (512’) superyacht OMAR (project name), preparing for launch at Lurssen, the builder of the current largest yacht in the world – the impressive 180m giga yacht AZZAM. The steel and aluminium mega yacht OMAR was moved into her floating dock in April 2015. Once delivered, she will represent the fourth largest yacht in the world.

156m mega yacht OMAR nearing launch at Lurssen in Germany - Photo credit to DrDuu

156m mega yacht OMAR nearing launch at Lurssen in Germany – Photo credit to DrDuu

Superyacht OMAR to be launched soon - Photo by DrDuu

Superyacht OMAR to be launched soon – Photo by DrDuu

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New Numarine 30XP Series Motor Yacht Hull #1 under construction

November 12, 2015

Istanbul-based high performance motoryacht builder, Numarine, is currently working on the construction of the new 30XP Series motor yacht Hull #1. Set for launch in 2017, the first 32,50-metre Numarine 30XP superyacht boasts striking lines and head turning looks by Can Yalman.

Rendering of Numarine 30XP Yacht

Rendering of Numarine 30XP Yacht

The Numarine 30XP superyacht Hull no. 1 represents an amazing blend of size and capability, as well as radical looks, unsurpassed performance and uncompromising luxury. Once completed, she will sleep up to 8 guests in utmost in luxury, providing them with beautifully appointed cabins. These will include a full-beam owner’s cabin, along with plenty of amenities to entertain.

With a steel hull and composite superstructure, the first Numarine 30XP yacht will be run by twin MAN V 8 developing 1000 hp each or twin CAT C18 1,150 hp diesel engines. She will have a cruising range of 3,000 nm at a cruising speed of 11 knots.

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Azimut Yachts attending Qatar International Boat Show 2015 with Four Superyachts on display

November 12, 2015

The leading Italian luxury yacht builder, Azimut Yachts, is currently attending the Qatar International Boat Show 2015, displaying four of the most representative models from the Grande, Flybridge and S Collections. The event will run in the fantastic Doha yacht charter location until Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht underway

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht underway

During the event, the company is showcasing superyacht Grande 95RPH, a real example of Azimut style and craftsmanship, luxury yacht Azimut 80, the first model of the new Azimut’s Flybridge era, motor yacht 77S, the biggest and sexiest of the sporty Collection, as well as super yacht Azimut 88, a real bestseller among Azimut range.

Azimut 77S Yacht

Azimut 77S Yacht

Azimut Yachts is attending with the biggest stand of the show. This is an innovative and cozy space, designed by the world-renowned architect Michele De Lucchi.

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Significant and intense stage of activities at Arcadia Yachts

November 12, 2015

Arcadia Yachts is proud to unveil a significant and intense stage of activities. Six units are currently in build, two units for each new model in the GPR range: Arcadia Sherpa and Arcadia 100. In the meantime the Arcadia 85 reaches hull n.11 and the flagship Arcadia 115 reaches hull n.5.

Arcadia 100 Superyacht in build at Arcadia Yachts

Arcadia 100 Superyacht in build at Arcadia Yachts

“Our new yacht owners will contribute to spread out the presence of our brand worldwide. Arcadia touches base with unexplored waters like Peru and again with Middle East. I believe it’s a very important achievement for a niche product. Our concepts require time to be accepted. We knew from the very beginning, and we still experience it, that there are no “in betweens” with our yachts. I truly did not expect such an extensive territorial coverage in such a short time. But being a transversal product surely helped us to reach different countries and nationalities acclaim,” commented Ugo Pellegrino, President and CEO of Arcadia Yachts.

Moreover, the first Arcadia 100 yacht already has a new Owner. “The first unit of Arcadia 100 belongs to an Italian owner and will remain in Italy,” proudly stated Ugo Pellegrino.

Three of the units under construction have commissions, while the remaining three are to build on spec and will allow Arcadia Yachts to attend the next international boat shows in calendar year 2016 with proper “demo-yachts”. Several and serious negotiations are underway for the new entries Arcadia Sherpa and Arcadia 100, far before their official unveiling and launches. “That to us represents an important achievement. I do believe this fact encourages clients and partners to initiate negotiations with a young shipyard as Arcadia Yachts,” said Ugo Pellegrino.

Francesco Guida, internal and external design at Arcadia Yachts, commented: “This positive trend is the direct result of Arcadia’s commitment to quality, our investments in engineering, production processes and constant research in state-of-the-art green technology. Our long experience in the yachting business and our aim to create ‘forward thinking yachts’ show in our projects and that makes the winning difference.”

Rendering of Arcadia 100 Yacht

Rendering of Arcadia 100 Yacht


Arcadia 100 yacht was officially unveiled as a media preview last April and afterwards introduced to the public during the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival. Arcadia superyacht Hull #01 was contracted last June and sold to an Italian owner. Lamination began at the end of August and as of today production is full swing, with an estimated date of launch before the end of June 2016.

The hull, main deck and superstructure of the first Arcadia 100 yacht have been completed, assembled and positioned in the outfitting shed. Created by Francesco Guida, the interior design of the main deck and guest cabins have been proposed to owner for his final approval.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 is being built in GRP and aluminum. She will be a semi-displacement vessel, reaching a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. With a notable gross tonnage slightly under 300 GT, this unit – as all the others in the range, delivers volumes and amenities usually found on much larger yachts. This is a key feature appreciated by the repeat owner who previously experienced an Arcadia 85 yacht.

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 - Interior

Luxury yacht Arcadia 100 – Interior

Arcadia 100 motor yacht Hull #01 will provide accommodation across 5 luxurious cabins, with the owner’s suite forward on main deck opening directly on the private sun deck, convertible into a dinette, on the bow. The bed – in the middle of the cabin – is facing forward. Washroom, dressing room and vanity area are well integrated in a spacious and very well illuminated environment.

The lower deck hosts two VIP cabins and two guest cabins. There is also a very spacious and well-finished crew area along with a 5,6 meter tender garage, with space available for two water-toys as well.

The main deck – directly connected to the cockpit – features both salon and dining area, creating a single, bright and airy space. Floor to ceiling windows and solar panels give a very exclusive and modern look to the yacht. The double glazing panel that incorporates the photovoltaic cells is a very unique and distinguishable feature of all the living areas on Arcadia yachts and remain their most evident ECO feature. The whole living area can be transformed into a patio at sea (full opening salon) thanks to lateral and aft sliding doors and balconies. The gorgeous ‘al fresco’ zone with direct view of sea is a new solution for Arcadia’s yachts.

The first Arcadia 100 superyacht boasts a new concept flying-bridge, convertible into a sheltered third-deck, completely enclosed and protected by the side windows that can be raised up electrically to meet the hard-top, exactly as it works with cars. Therefore the whole upper-deck area becomes much more flexible and usable in any weather, being air-conditioned in very hot climes or bad weather, or left open and aired if needed, as per any traditional flying-bridge. The third deck features the wheelhouse, a lounge with sofas and coffee tables and wet- bar, while externally, towards the stern, a sun-deck.

At the moment, the Arcadia 100 super yacht Hull #02 is on lamination. This process is expected to be completed by the end of December 2015.

Arcadia 85 Yacht - Photo by Scott Pearson Photography

Arcadia 85 Yacht – Photo by Scott Pearson Photography


The layout and the functional living concepts of the Arcadia 85 motor yacht Hull #11, sold to a Peruvian/Latin American owner, are the result of a construction evolution: the linear design of the superstructure and the vertical line of the bow deliver a better use of every single available internal/external space.

The uniqueness of Arcadia’s project is resolving the design solution to integrate solar panels into a performance yacht. The yard’s passion for solar technology and clean mobility is finally expressed in the 26 meter Arcadia 85 yacht with a beam of just over seven meters, equipped with 40 square meters of photovoltaic panels, each composed of hundreds of high performance solar cells.

The design of the Arcadia 85 superyacht reflects simple and understated styling with a harmonious blend between the indoor and outdoor areas. The Arcadia 85’s vast aft-deck lounge boasts a well protected cockpit, ideal for dining, as well as a generous sunbathing area towards the stern of the yacht.

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High end superyacht interior design studio KATHARINA RACZEK DESIGN celebrates two very successful years

November 12, 2015

Based in Hamburg, Germany, the high end design firm KATHARINA RACZEK DESIGN (KRD) celebrates two very successful years working on interiors across the superyacht, residential and aviation realms. Over the past 13 years, founder Katharina Raczek has taken the lead on interiors of such outstanding vessels as mega yacht Triple Seven, motor yacht Sapphire, luxury yacht RoMA, as well as the multi award-winning M/Y Siren and S/Y Ganesha.

Luxury mega yacht SIREN at anchor

Luxury mega yacht SIREN at anchor

“The last two years have been extremely exciting,” commented Katharina Raczek. “I won’t pretend that it wasn’t overwhelming at the beginning, but I could not be happier with where the studio is today. My goal was always to go beyond superyacht design and do residential interiors as well as private jet interiors, and we have successfully completed projects in all fields: land, sea and sky.”

Several of the studio’s projects have come from Raczek’s past superyacht clients. KRD has just completed work on a superyacht client’s guest house in the hills overlooking Cannes bay. “I have loved the atmosphere of this client’s entire mansion for years; it is very calm and relaxing, with shades of white,” commented Raczek. “She asked me to work with her architect to modernise the guest wing but at the same time to keep its true spirit.” KRD has also been involved in two very different Global 6000 designs for another superyacht client, taking Raczek into the aviation realm as well. “As space and form choices are limited in aircrafts, the material and detail selection becomes even more important,” she says, admitting that her profound passion for detail is something that is particularly appreciated in this arena.

Superyacht Sapphire Saloon - Photo credit to David Churchill

Superyacht Sapphire Saloon – Photo credit to David Churchill

For Raczek, while moving from the superyacht world into aviation is fairly straightforward, land-based design requires an entirely different approach. In the yachting the support for the team of owner’s representatives, project managers, interior builders, as well as shipyard always allows the designer to concentrate entirely on the design and the client’s vision. On land, Raczek says, you are involved in the minute of all aspects of the project.

The fresh challenges of the land and sky projects provide new inspiration, but for Raczek, superyachts will always remain her first love and focus. At the moment, she is working on the interior refit of a 100m+ explorer yacht in Northern Germany; an important project and a legendary yacht that is due to be completed by the end of the year.

Katharina Raczek - Profile

Katharina Raczek – Profile

About Katharina Raczek

Following her studies of interior architecture in Mainz, Germany between 1998 and 2002, Katharina’s career started when she began working with Hamburg’s superyacht design studio Newcruise as an intern. At just 26 years old, her first lead project was the interior of the 67m mega yacht Triple Seven. Following this important project, Raczek became the dedicated in-house interior designer at Newcruise and eventually a partner. In 2013, Katharina handed in her shares in Newcruise and founded Katharina Raczek Design in late 2013.

Dramatically beautiful 51m Heesen Superyacht MySky in Alaska

November 12, 2015

Launched by the highly respected Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts last year, superyacht MySky (Project Paloma, YN 16551) is a dramatically beautiful 51-metre displacement, long-range vessel, magnificently designed by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, with naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team, in partnership with Van Oossanen. Luxury motor yacht My Sky can be seen in the great video below released by the shipyard, while cruising the waters of the breath-taking Alaska yacht charter destination.

The striking interiors of MySky yacht by Erick van Egeraat can sleep up to 12 guests in pure luxury and comfort. There are five lavishly appointed cabins, including the Owner’s suite on the main deck forward, along with two twin cabins and two double cabins, which are all positioned on the lower deck.

The amazing sun deck of super yacht My Sky (Project Paloma, YN 16551) is partially enclosed by rounded windows on its forward side. It hosts a lounge on the sunbathing area aft that surrounds a massive rectangular Spa Pool.

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Outstanding Feadship Motor Yacht LADY INDIA with interior refit by Versteegh-Design

November 11, 2015

The outstanding 38,55m (126’5’’) motor yacht LADY INDIA (ex Katrion, #665) represents the first superyacht interior refit project performed by Dutch interior design agency Versteegh-Design, an expert at turning pool houses into immersive wellness experiences. Originally launched by Feadship in 2003, superyacht LADY INDIA was put on the market in 2013, and when sold last March, her new Owner decided to rebuild the whole interior.

Motor yacht LADY INDIA (ex Katrion, #665) by Feadship with interior design by Versteegh-Design - Photo by Peter Baas

Motor yacht LADY INDIA (ex Katrion, #665) by Feadship with interior design by Versteegh-Design – Photo by Peter Baas

Comfortably sleeping 8 guests and a crew of 7, luxury yacht LADY INDIA now boasts new interiors, reflecting the owner’s personal style. In order to protect their uniqueness, the interiors were refitted without radically changing the look and feel of the yacht, keeping existing elements and adding a few new elements.

Aboard LADY INDIA Yacht - Photo by Peter Baas

Aboard LADY INDIA Yacht – Photo by Peter Baas

Luxury yacht LADY INDIA - Photo by Peter Baas

Luxury yacht LADY INDIA – Photo by Peter Baas

The new interior design of LADY INDIA yacht is the result of an excellent collaboration between the owner, the interior design shop “Klaarenbeek Interieurs” and Versteegh-Design. According to Versteegh-Design “a combination of parties that strengthened the creative process and benefits the outcome.”

Super Yacht LADY INDIA - Dining - Photo by Peter Baas

Super Yacht LADY INDIA – Dining – Photo by Peter Baas

LADY INDIA superyacht - Saloon - Photo by Peter Baas

LADY INDIA superyacht – Saloon – Photo by Peter Baas

Renowned for their expertise in craftsmanship and high-quality detail woodwork, “Giorgetti” furniture was chosen, in order to equal the quality and details of the original cabinets. All furniture was placed well-considered in the seamless and bespoke design and fits perfectly in combination with the wooden cabinets. The floor covering consists of very luxurious high pile carpets and the blue color makes a nice contemporary combination with the red cabinet wood. A notable design detail is the shading in the carpet, which looks like ocean waves. Waves which smoothly continue in all cabins; to have a sea view, both inside and out.

LADY INDIA Yacht - Bar - Photo by Peter Baas

LADY INDIA Yacht – Bar – Photo by Peter Baas

Luxury yacht LADY INDIA - Cabin - Photo by Peter Baas

Luxury yacht LADY INDIA – Cabin – Photo by Peter Baas

The bamboo wood panels on all doors of LADY INDIA superyacht were replaced by smoked glass mirrors and wall panels were replaced by new shiny fabrics to give them a touch of glamour. The walls of the stairs are covered with a special 3d wallpaper in an Audrey Hepburn style. The hallway features a vista panel with a direct view to the master cabin’s art. Wall panels and railings are decorated with cross diagonal elements, which are also reflected in the bed’s stitched leather headboards. The storage cabinet was converted into a luxury open drinks cabinet. The TV room on the aft deck was changed into a bar made of bent copper and leather. Moreover, the bar is fitted with all DJ mixing console connectors, giving the opportunity to party on all times.

Superyacht LADY INDIA - Photo by Peter Baas

Superyacht LADY INDIA – Photo by Peter Baas

In addition to the interior, Versteegh-Design was also asked to create a graphic design for the new yacht’s logo. Their expertise and experience in designing aircraft interiors and train design were of great help when designing the striking interiors of super yacht LADY INDIA (ex Katrion, #665).

Beautiful 57m Trinity Motor Yacht LADY SARA leaving Fort Lauderdale

November 11, 2015

The beautiful 57m Trinity motor yacht LADY SARA (ex Lady Linda, T050) was captured by ‘ZipZapPower’, while leaving Fort Lauderdale, nestled in the gorgeous Florida yacht holiday location. Delivered in 2012, superyacht LADY SARA is a semi-displacement vessel with an aluminium hull, boasting elegant contemporary interiors by Evan Marshall.

Spanning over three impressive decks, the Trinity 187 luxury yacht LADY SARA (ex Lady Linda, T050) provides lavishly appointed accommodation to up to 12 guests across 6 magnificent suites. There are also 7 crew cabins for a crew of 14 members.

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