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Launch and delivery of Oceanic Yachts 90′ hull #1 motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

September 04, 2014

Oceanic Yachts, the all-new line of explorer vessels, is excited to announce that the brand new motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita) – hull #1 of its Oceanic Yachts 90′ STS in straight shaft version – has been launched and delivered. Sold last January 2014, superyacht TSA TSA will make her world premiere at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, to be hosted by the lovely French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14.

Oceanic 90 super yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

Oceanic 90 super yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

A full set of photography will be ready at the show.

Among the amenities offered by the first Oceanic 90’ yacht TSA TSA is an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, while a VIP plus two guest cabins are located on the lower deck.

Luxury motor yacht TSA TSA

Luxury motor yacht TSA TSA

The interior decoration is a result of a study undertaken by the in-house design studio in conjunction with the Owner. The primary timbers used throughout will consist of limed Grey Oak, Macassar Ebony, Wengé, lacquered wood and wood floors.

Luxury yacht TSA TSA - aft view

Luxury yacht TSA TSA - aft view

The convertible aft deck, with oversized modular sofas, will stow a 6.50m diesel powered SACS tender while two 3-seater personal water-crafts, 2 Seabobs and one JetLev will be stored in the transom garage. An additional stand-up JetSki will be installed on the deck, right under the 1.5 ton capacity Opacmare crane.

Aboard TSA TSA Yacht

Aboard TSA TSA Yacht

The engine room will be buffered from the lower deck amenities by a spectacular sound insulation system engineered like on a 50 meter yacht and the by the vast crew quarters and custom made galley.

TSA TSA superyacht - Exterior

TSA TSA superyacht - Exterior

As the entire Oceanic Yachts production – OY 90 #1 super yacht TSA TSA maintains the brand-new philosophy whose main features are: extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

Super yacht TSA TSA - Exterior

Super yacht TSA TSA - Exterior

“DiElec”mode. The option offered on the 90′ (and the 140′ as well) is the “DiElec” version – which stands for Diesel-Electric propulsion. It is a true innovation of the Oceanic range. In this version, the 90′ can run either on its two Caterpillar C32 Acert engines for speeds up to 27 knots or, alternately, on its two electric motors fed by the two generators. Under Electric power, the OY can run at 8 knots with a consumption in the region of 40 liters per hour.

Oceanic 90’ STS luxury yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

Length: 91’2” (27.8 m)

Beam: 23’ (7 m)

Top Speed: 27 knots

Power Package:

Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert @1,925 hp

Also available in DiElec with Pods

Top Speed: 27 knots under diesel – 8 Knots under Diesel Electric

Power Package: Twin Caterpillar C32 Acert @1,925 hp + twin Auxilia 80 kW engines

Video: Lazzara 92 LSX motor yacht FREDDY cruising into Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 04, 2014

Luxury superyacht FREDDY is a striking Lazzara 92 LSX vessel, launched by Lazzara Yachts in 2010. Measuring 28 meters in length, motor yacht FREDDY offers lovely and comfortable accommodation to 8 guests in total. Below is a video showing FREDDY while cruising into Fort Lauderdale, a popular Florida yacht charter destination. The video has been released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

New Ferretti Custom Line motor yacht Navetta 28

September 04, 2014

The all-new motor yacht Navetta 28 has been proudly unveiled as the latest addition to the Ferretti Custom Line, part of the Ferretti Group. A sister ship to luxury yacht Navetta 33 Crescendo, Ferretti Custom Line superyacht Navetta 28 is expected to make her premiere at next week’s Cannes Yachting Festival. She will be also displayed at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, running later this month.

Ferretti Custom Line super yacht Navetta 28

Ferretti Custom Line super yacht Navetta 28

Cruise in perfect harmony with the sea on board a yacht that perfectly embodies the most sophisticated Made in Italy classic elegance and a flawless sea-keeping ability in any and all conditions. Enjoy its outstanding efficiency, which ensures an impressive range and goes hand in hand with a user-friendliness that can normally be found on smaller vessels. Relax surrounded by refined interiors, customized to the owner’s needs and made even more precious by top-quality furnishings signed by the best internationally renowned designers. Experience unique moments on a ‘villa’ overlooking the sea, conceived for those owners who prefer quiet cruising, surrounded by unparalleled comfort.

This is the ‘slow motion’ philosophy, that has always characterized Ferretti Custom Line semi-displacement maxi yachts, which have long been part of the history of the Italian Group and are now joined by the new model in the Navetta line: the Ferretti Custom Line luxury yacht Navetta 28.

Bound to become a new reference point in its segment, the new maxi yacht is the outcome of the cooperation between the Group’s Research and Development AYT&D department and the in-house Centro Stile, together with Studio Zuccon International Project. The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 has a 28.31-meter (92.11-foot) length overall (LOA) and a hull length (HL) just below 24 meters (78.8 feet), allowing it to be classified as a Category A EC pleasure boat. Its full beam is 7 meters (23 feet).

Navetta 28 Yacht from above

Navetta 28 Yacht from above

Introducing the new model, Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO, has talked about “a new chapter in the Ferretti Custom Line’s adventure – a new extraordinary yacht that we are proud to present this year in Cannes. The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is a perfect blend of engineering, design, style and construction expertise and abilities, that harmoniously come together in Ferretti Custom Line and have allowed to build the five models currently making up the range – cutting-edge, innovative yachts that make the time spent onboard truly unique, meeting the needs and expectations of the most demanding owners”.

The Ferretti Custom Line super yacht Navetta 28 inherits various innovative solutions already in place on its ‘sister’ and flagship Navetta 33 Crescendo, but also includes several innovations, starting from an unmistakable outer profile, whose elegant and sinuous lines add a touch of sophistication to this yacht built with unrivalled craftsmanship, to the point of making it a true sculpture on the sea whose rounded shapes seem to have been moulded by the sea breeze itself.

Among the many details combining aesthetic features and functional solutions is, for instance, the circular sliding glazed door system in the panoramic dining area, located on the upper deck, which ensures a very flexible use of this area, allowing it to be closed towards the stern and connected to the salon, or, conversely, opened towards the outdoor areas. The wide sun-deck is a comfortable private deck for the owner and his guests, which upon request can be fitted with a Jacuzzi and an awning.

Natural light is the dominating element of the interiors: on the main deck, a continuous glazing stretches from bow to stern, widening amidships, while a series of innovative, extraordinarily large (1.4 sq. m each), stanchion-free hull windows have been installed for the first time on this model, at the height of the four guest cabins, and feature a very original design thanks to two ‘invisible’ portholes that are glued on the glass itself instead of being anchored to a fibreglass frame. Designed by AYT&D in cooperation with the Italian company Amaregroup, these special windows have passed a series of tests performed by RINA (Italian Naval Registry) to obtain the Type Approval certificate – a hydrostatic test at a pressure of 0.85 bars aimed at verifying any possible deformations and leaks -, as well as additional crash and breaking tests carried out voluntarily by the Ferretti Group.

Luxury motor yacht Navetta 28

Luxury motor yacht Navetta 28

STERN AREA AND DUAL MODE TRANSOM (DMT) PATENTED SYSTEM

The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 immediately strikes for its absolutely innovative aft outer area, which is bound to become a trend-setter in the maxi yacht sector thanks to the Dual Mode Transom (DMT), the result of the cooperation between the Research and Development AYT&D department and the Group’s technical partners, Centro Stile srl and Besenzoni SpA. The DMT is an exclusive patent by Ferretti Group which provides huge advantages in terms of convenience, safety, and comfort, perfectly blending into one single system a floodable garage, a bathing platform, and a beach club of unparalleled dimensions on any other models of similar size.

This revolutionary electro-hydraulic system allows to open the hatch both upwards and downwards, thanks to one single pair of pistons, combining together three different functions and maximising the use of this area. When the hatch is opened upwards, access is gained to the wide floodable garage, which can store a jet tender up to 4.45 meters long; the latter can be easily launched or hauled by means of a few safe procedures without using a davit, but simply lowering the central part of the platform into the water, so that the tender can float inside the garage. The central submersible platform can also become a comfortable surface from which to dive into the sea or get back on board, but it can also be used as a lift for water toys and other equipment. The garage, indeed, can also be used to store, for instance, diving equipment.

When the hatch is opened downwards – even with the tender inside the garage – an approximately 9 sq. m beach area is obtained, since the hatch, completely open, turns into a horizontal platform flush with the two side areas of the aft bathing platform. To this purpose, the inside wall of the hatch has been lined in teak. A second teak sliding platform fitted on the ceiling of the garage may also be lowered to the level of the door to cover a large part of the garage, thereby further extending the beach area by an additional 6 meters, reaching a total area of almost 15 sq. m.

Superyacht Navetta 28

Superyacht Navetta 28

MAIN DECK

Access to the cockpit from the bathing platform is guaranteed by a double staircase carved into the stern, with an additional electro-hydraulic gangway port side. This area features a wide and original multi-function sunbathing area including three pads with adjustable backrest that allow it to be used in five different ways:

-              in the ‘walk around’ mode the aft pad is reclined onto the central one, creating a passage between the sofa and the garage hatch;

-              if it is moved towards the bow, the backrest can be used to dine at the cockpit table;

-              in the chaise longue mode facing the bow, it becomes a headrest against the upper part of the hatch;

-              when the backrest is lowered down completely at the extreme bow, it further enlarges the sunbathing area;

-              finally, when the forward pad is completely reclined, the entire area is converted into a large sun pad overlooking the sea.

This system, which has been installed for the first time ever on this model, will also be installed on future Ferretti Custom Line maxi yachts.

From the starboard side of the cockpit the upper deck can be accessed, while port side a door opens onto the stairs leading to the engine and system rooms. This convenient independent access, which is typical on mega yachts and particularly appreciated by captains and crews in general, leads into a system room which is separate from the engine room.

Continuing towards the bow along the outer walkways, another relevant innovation can be noticed: the gunwale is now approximately 40 cm higher, a solution that adds personality to the bow profile, making the entire yacht lines look considerably lighter and increasing onboard safety. Approximately halfway through the port side walkway an additional storage cabinet, extremely convenient for the crew, has been obtained in the deckhouse.

The area at the extreme bow – a true ‘hideaway’ for onboard guests – is fitted with a dinette with a C-shaped sofa, a teak wood table, and a sun pad at the extreme bow extending throughout the entire elevated fore triangle. A second sun pad is located on the deckhouse and can be accessed from the upper deck walkways.

Access to the interiors of the main deck is gained through a large sliding glazed door which leads into a wide, skilfully arranged open space characterized by the light shade of bleached oak, which on this first motor yacht Navetta 28 has been combined with natural oak – contrasting colours that are further complemented by numerous light polished lacquered inserts in all interiors areas. Besides enjoying strikingly large indoor volumes – a feature shared by all Ferretti Custom Line models – the owner has also the chance of customising the yacht interiors by modifying the onboard soft décor with the help of the Group’s architects and designers, so as to make his yacht truly unique. On this first hull, the carpet floors have been replaced by bleached oak floors. To starboard, upon request, a bar area with two seats can be arranged, fitted with a sink, an icemaker and a bottle-rack/refrigerator – an optional solution aimed at letting the cockpit and the salon ‘interact’ even more with one another.

Walking further, a central U-shaped sofa can be found, facing a low cabinet and an armchair. The concealing TV screen, available in sizes from 46 to 55 inches, has been installed in the ceiling. The salon, like all the other interior areas, is lit up by LED built-in lights in lacquered wood planks. But on this first hull LED light strips have been fitted along the entire salon length. To the left, a front wall with horizontal slats separates the living area from the central lobby, from which a staircase leads both to the guest cabins and to the upper deck. Interior fittings are completed by a full-height storage cabinet for glassware. Starboard, the galley can be accessed, equipped with all necessary household appliances and a large side-by-side refrigerator, as well as a dinette area. Entrance to the galley can also be gained from the starboard outer walkway and from the crew cabins below deck.

Continuing towards the bow, a sliding door leads into a second lobby, where the day head is also located, while a second shutter door gives access to the master stateroom, including, on the left, a wide walk-in wardrobe/dressing room closed by sliding doors and the double cabin fitted with low-rise furniture along both walls, leaving an open view on the sea. To starboard stand a writing desk and a glass vanity set. LED-lit shelves on both sides of the bed contribute to creating a special, very cosy atmosphere in the entire room. The owner’s head is on the right-hand side, aft of the cabin: it is furnished with lacquered walls, a marble top and twin ceramic washbasins. The washbasins may also be in marble, or be replaced by one single washbasin, in marble too. The shower, fitted with a dish in the same material as the washbasin top, has lacquered walls that, upon request, can be replaced by a mosaic.

LOWER DECK

Going down the stairs from the main deck, a central lobby with a mirroring wall and a wide storage cabinet is reached, leading to the four guest cabins, three of which are double cabins and one is fitted with twin beds; all have ensuite heads and separate showers. The two VIP cabins, located aft, may be furnished with separable beds, while a third collapsible bed can be added in the twin guest cabin, to starboard. All cabins are fitted with top-of the-range furniture and furnishings for a maxi yacht of this size: indeed, every cabin, flooded with light thanks to the new windows that offer a magnificent panoramic view, features a lacquered totem in front of the bed, a LED tv, and low shelves on the wall facing the bed. A writing desk area with a vanity set and a pouf, as well as a mirroring wall, can be fitted in the two VIP cabins upon request.

The lighting system of the cabins is elegant and functional at the same time: in addition to the LED spotlights on the ceiling, which can be replaced upon request with LED light strips along the entire length of the cabin, the shelves beside the beds are backlit and create a very homey atmosphere. A pair of reading lights can also be added, in addition to a third one for the writing desk area.

The guest heads in the VIP cabins feature wall-mounted sanitary ware and a shower towards the centre of the boat, separated by a glazed wall. The décor harmonises with that of the master cabin head, with lacquered walls and marble shower dish and washbasin top. The washbasins are in white ceramic or, upon request, in marble.

In the crew area, located forward, a new ensuite independent captain cabin has been added to the two sailor cabins with wall-mounted twin beds and the related heads.

PANORAMIC UPPER DECK

The panoramic upper deck is dominated by the circular glazed sliding door system embracing the dining area and connecting the interiors to the outdoor areas in an even more effective and flexible way. This deck can be accessed in two different ways: either via a teak-lined staircase leading from the main cockpit to the outer panoramic lounge area, fitted with free standing sofas and a coffee table, or via the inside stairs coming from the lobby on the main deck.

The outdoor spaces are amazingly wide, also thanks to the removal of the davit, which can in any case be installed at any time on a special support if a second tender or a water toy has to be placed on the flybridge. A concealing TV screen can be fitted in the outer ceiling and, thanks to its 180° rotation system, be watched from both the outside area and the indoor dining area. The latter is furnished with an extendible glass table and is surrounded by a circular glazing which guarantees a wide, approximately 230° view and consists of four elements: two fixed ones forward and two mobile ones aft, which can be opened up to 120°. The interior panoramic lounge features an L-shaped sofa, a low cabinet with a refrigerator, and a second 32” TV screen. The forward wall with a sliding door separates this area from the helm station, which – as is the case on this first hull – can be equipped with new, last-generation Simrad multi touch displays. The helm station can also be accessed from the outer walkways, where two outdoor steering stations are located, for docking manoeuvres. From the outer walkway, which continues past the helm station, it is also possible to reach the sun pad located on the deckhouse.

SUN DECK

The sun deck of the Ferretti Custom Line yacht Navetta 28 can boast very spacious areas and truly impressive features. It is characterised by a central cabinet with a grill, a sink, and – upon request – an icemaker and a refrigerator. Above it stands the mast, featuring all electronic navigation systems. At the stern the sun deck can be furnished with several chaise longues, while a large sun pad and an armchair facing the cruising direction can be found at the bow. Upon request the sun pad may be replaced by a Jacuzzi with automatic temperature control system.

CONSTRUCTION, SOUND-PROOFING AND COMFORT-ASSURANCE PROCESSES

In addition to the Dual Mode Transom (DMT) system, the new maxi yacht features other cutting-edge solutions, in terms of both construction processes and onboard technological equipment.

The hull has been built by infusion – a technique that requires the utmost care and outstanding production skills. The result is a more effective weight management and a higher lamination quality, in terms of both thickness and resin/glass impregnation ratio, the final outcome being a truly outstanding product. Furthermore, the hull and the deck lining is in materials resisting to very high temperatures, which allow to maintain world-quality standards over time, even if the hull is painted and even in case of prolonged exposure to the sun.

In order to achieve the best possible noiselessness, thereby guaranteeing all guests the utmost privacy and maximum comfort, new soundproofing, sound-absorbing, and anti-vibration materials and agents have been used on the Navetta 28. Special care has also been devoted to the soundproofing between the engine room – where all systems running at night time have been installed at the extreme stern – and the VIP cabins, which are also separated from the engine room by the full-height vertical fuel tank. Bulkheads consisting of several layers and different soundproofing materials have been added between the walls of the different areas, as well as between the floors and the ceilings, both below deck and on the main deck, so as to ensure the utmost comfort, also in terms of privacy, in the owner’s, guest, and crew areas.

Comfort is also fully guaranteed by the electro-hydraulic stabilising fins with ‘underway’ and ‘zero-speed’ functions, which come standard on this yacht. A pair of gyroscopic stabilisers can also be installed upon request – as is the case on the first hull -, guaranteeing even more comfort when the boat is at anchor.

THE ‘VOTIS’ ONBOARD INFOTAINMENT SYSTEM

The standard audio/video equipment installed on the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 is truly impressive. This amazing system, called ‘VOTIS’ (Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System), has been developed by the engineers of AYT&D and Videoworks, one of the most important technical partners of the Group, and allows to control through an iPad the whole entertainment system installed in the main deck salon, thereby replacing all the remote controls of the various onboard appliances with one single device.

Upon request, the control system can be extended to the other areas of the yacht, and can also be integrated with other owner’s personal devices. Additional optional functions may also be installed after the yacht has been built, allowing to verify the yacht’s correct operation, display on all devices and in each cabin the pictures recorded by the CCTV and the crew coordination system, as well as communicate between the yacht and the shipyard. This system also makes it possible to use the digital libraries stored on a central server, lower and lift the concealing TV set in the ceiling of the main salon, and surf the Internet. Last, but not least, thanks to the AirPlay technology and a wi-fi connection, audio/video contents can be shared in streaming in the different areas of the yacht.

This full technological set takes the onboard infotainment equipment to unprecedented levels: depending on one’s preferences, it is possible to listen to music while someone else is watching videos and movies, in a completely independent way, or share the same contents in several different areas of the yacht, even throughout the boat, thanks to the Party mode.

More specifically, the Navetta 28 superyacht is fitted with Samsung LED TV sets of different sizes in the indoor areas, Apple TV and configuration for satellite video connection, as well as CD, DVD and BluRay players, HDMI socket, hi-fi surround, mediaserver and Airplay. In particular, in addition to the concealing TV screen and the iPad for managing the infotainment system, the main salon features a powerful audio system with as many as five amplifiers and a subwoofer. The master stateroom is amplified through a sound bar under the TV screen and a subwoofer.

Both the main deck and the upper deck are equipped with the AirPlay technology and the Party mode, and can be connected to or isolated from all the outdoor areas. The same solutions can be found on the sun deck, an enchanting ‘terrace’ which can be the very heart of onboard life or become an exclusive ‘safe haven’ where one can relax, far from the rest of the world, listening to one’s favourite music and enjoying open air and the sea.

ENGINES AND PERFORMANCES

This new maxi yacht also stands out for its amazing performances, as proven by a few, but extremely significant data: the yacht is fitted with two MAN V8 1,200 mhp engines that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots, with a 400 and 650 nautical miles range, respectively. And the range that the Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 yacht can ensure at the economic cruising speed of 10 knots is extraordinary too, reaching 1,250 nautical miles (preliminary data).

Numarine 70 HT motor yacht MAGNETO among IY&A Awards 2015 Finalists

September 03, 2014

design et al are proud to announce that Numarine 70 Hardtop motor yacht Magneto has been shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015. Numarine 70 HT luxury yacht Magneto will compete in the ‘Power Yacht up to 25 Metres’ category.

Numarine 70 HT Yacht Magneto

Numarine 70 HT Yacht Magneto

The 70 Hardtop yacht Magneto seamlessly blends comfort, luxury and performance to deliver the finest yachting experience possible. Radically different from anything else on the market, the 70 Hardtop “blends out” and turns heads wherever she goes. Signature lines and extensive use of glass create another opportunity to blend out from the crowd in absolute style with the performance to match her strikingly good looks.

Aboard Magneto Yacht

Aboard Magneto Yacht

For the design, great emphasis was given to the sensation of space and light. A large one-piece windshield, over-size saloon side windows along with large side glass in the master cabin draw abundant daylight into the interior giving the occupants an overwhelming sense of freedom and a togetherness with the sea around them in all areas onboard.

Luxury yacht Magneto - Exterior

Luxury yacht Magneto - Exterior

The radically modern interior reflects the contemporary design principles that set the 70HT yacht Magneto apart from anything else in its class. Modern colours, lacquers and wood veneering create a truly fresh environment. Outside, the spacious cockpit features a super wide aft facing sun-pad, vast dining area with wet-bar and a hydraulic platform as standard. The bow area offers a vast array of relaxation and sun bathing space on two separate sun-pads accompanied by a large ‘lounge’ like seating area complete with folding table for easy stowage.

Numarine 70 Hardtop Yacht Magneto - Cabin

Numarine 70 Hardtop Yacht Magneto - Cabin

There are many unique and “different” elements which combine to make this design work well. The highly intricate glazing throughout the boat gives a radical look whilst delivering a wealth of benefit through abundant light in all areas on –board which further accentuates the feeling of space. Every area on board has been designed to offer optimum use of space with every amenity an owner could ever want.

Oxygene Yachts Air range to be presented at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival

September 03, 2014

Oxygene Yachts is delighted to announce that their Air range will be unveiled at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running in the fantastic Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14, 2014. The company will be on hand at Espace Riviera – Stand 061.

Superyacht AIR 99 by Oxygene Yachts - Profile

Superyacht AIR 99 by Oxygene Yachts - Profile© Oxygene Yachts

An extraordinary project

In September 2013, Oxygène Yachts presented its Air 77 yacht prototype at Cannes: a power catamaran with an exceptional design challenging old habits in the industry and establishing a new idea of space and fluidity of movement.

In addition to its highly characteristic design, the luxury yacht Air 77 also attracted attention for its huge 33 sq ft door cut into the front of the roof: a move away from the traditional way of separating indoor and outdoor space. The result offers an entirely unobstructed space and view on the main deck.

AIR 99 superyacht - aft view

AIR 99 superyacht - aft view© Oxygene Yachts

Since then, Oxygène Yachts has signed a partnership agreement with Couach Shipyard for the construction of the definitive version. This model will be presented to the press and public for trials during Spring 2015.

But Oxygène Yachts didn’t just stop there. During the course of 2014, the brand has expanded by adding three new models to form a well-balanced range of 66 to 99 foot boats. Three new worthy representatives of the Oxygène spirit will be presented at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

AIR 99 Yacht from above

AIR 99 Yacht from above© Oxygene Yachts

Spirit of OXYGENE : purity and discretion… a unique stance

The remarkable design of Oxygène Yachts sprung from designer Frédéric Sarfati’s strong determination: to breathe new aesthetic inspiration into the universe of power catamarans. This inspiration is driven by the relentless quest for pure lines and on-board space. A quest for subtlety and balance that allows the boat to blend into its surrounding environment.

AIR 77 Yacht - Profile

AIR 77 Yacht - Profile© Oxygene Yachts

The result is impressive: a highly characteristic design rendered timeless by the simplicity of its lines. The name of the range does justice to this notion of space and movement: AIR.

Nothing glitzy or ostentatious about the Air boat range.

Luxury yacht AIR 77 - aft view

Luxury yacht AIR 77 - aft view© Oxygene Yachts

AIR range: harmony and sensuality

The lightness of the models in the Air range, made with strip planking (wood/epoxy and glass/carbon composite), their shallow draught and Ultrajet/Masterjet turbine engines give them a major technical advantage: they are incredibly easy to handle. They get as close as possible to the coastline, and weave easily in and out of small bays and creeks, even the most imposing models of the line!

The choice of engines goes towards defining the brand’s spirit, with a intentionally restricted top speed for each model and very reasonable fuel consumption.

AIR 77 Yacht - Saloon

AIR 77 Yacht - Saloon© Oxygene Yachts

The Air 66 yacht is the most compact boat in the range. With all the characteristics of the Air 77, it is even easier to handle and takes up less space when docked. With 2152 sq ft of living space for a length of just 66 feet, life onboard the Air 66 centres around the “carré” which alone offers an area of 645 sq ft for sharing enjoyable moments. With its glass roof and front opening, the view from the stern reveals a 52 ft perspective in the axis of the boat and an unbroken view of the horizon.

As a development on the Air 77 yacht, the Air 77 W yacht essentially presents aesthetical variations: raised bulwarks, remodelled hulls and deck, dingy integrated under the main deck… It illustrates all the design and variation opportunities of a concept that Frédéric Sarfati’s brush stroke adapts to each client’s individual desires.

AIR 77 Yacht - Cabin

AIR 77 Yacht - Cabin© Oxygene Yachts

Air 99 – the No-limit yacht. At the very least the 99 foot superyacht Air 99 is out of the ordinary, offering six cabins and 4305 sq ft of living space! While maintaining the harmony inherent to the concept of the AIR range, this boat makes its mark with an impression of outrageous serenity and sensuality. The 1292 sq ft “carré” designed in the style of a loft offers a unique sensation of freedom. The 88 foot perspective unfolds uninterrupted towards the horizon through the vast doorway at the front, suggesting an invitation to escape offered by no other boat today.

Motor yacht AIR 77 - Bathroom

Motor yacht AIR 77 - Bathroom© Oxygene Yachts

INNOVATION: variable transparency glass

To fit out the glass roofs present on each model in the AIR range, Oxygène Yachts looked at integrating variable transparency glass, a revolution in the nautical sector that finally makes it possible for widespread use of bay windows with no fear of adverse effects from the sun.

The double glazing becomes darker or brighter according to the amount of sunlight thanks to an electronic process incorporated into the glass. At the heart of this process is an electrochromatic coating and a low voltage current making it possible to constantly adapt the tint of the glass to variations in sunlight. The more sunlight there is, the more the glass darkens. It restricts light transmission and limits heat generation. When sunlight is weak, the transparent glass allows the light in, optimising the beneficial effects of the solar flux.

AIR 77 W Yacht

AIR 77 W Yacht© Oxygene Yachts

Controlling the lightness level is as simple as the touch of a button on the wall. It can also be done automatically with a light intensity sensor.

By using variable transparency glass, the Air concept and its vast curved windows maximizing light takes on its true meaning.

AIR 66 Yacht

AIR 66 Yacht © Oxygene Yachts

AIR 66 Yacht – SPECIFICATIONS

Hull length 19 m / 66’

Beam 9,50 m / 31’

Draught 0,80 m

Top speed 12 to 30 knots

Engines Volvo 2 x 300 to 600 hp

Propellers UltraJet / MasterJet turbines

Cabins 4 cabins + 2 crew cabins

Design Frédéric Sarfati

Naval architecture Couach Shipyard

Construction In collaboration with Couach Shipyard

AIR 77 W Yacht – SPECIFICATIONS

Hull length 23,50 m / 77’

Beam 10,40 m / 34’

Draught 0,80 m

Top speed 14 to 22 knots

Engines Volvo 2 x 260 to 600 hp

Propellers UltraJet / MasterJet turbines

Hulls and superstructure Wood / epoxy / glass / carbon composite

Glass roof Anti-UV moulded Plexiglas or variable transparency glass

Cabins 4 cabins + 2 crew cabins

Design Frédéric Sarfati

Naval architecture Couach Shipyard

Construction In collaboration with Couach Shipyard

AIR 99 Yacht – SPECIFICATIONS

Hull length 30 m / 99’

Beam 11,80 m / 38’

Draught 1,4 m

Top speed 20 to 30 knots

Engines MTU 2 x 800 to 1600 hp

Propellers UltraJet / MasterJet turbines

Hulls and superstructure Wood / epoxy / glass / carbon composite

Glass roof Anti-UV moulded Plexiglas or variable transparency glass

Cabins 6 cabins + 2 crew cabins

Design Frédéric Sarfati

Naval architecture Couach Shipyard

Construction In collaboration with Couach Shipyard

Launch of first Oceanic 90’ motor yacht TSA TSA (ex Dolce Vita)

September 03, 2014

The all-new motor yacht Tsa Tsa (ex Dolce Vita) has been successfully launched by Oceanic Yachts. Superyacht Tsa Tsa represents the first Oceanic 90’ vessel, built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia – Canados, with naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects. She will make her premiere at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running in the glamorous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14, 2014.

Rendering of Oceanic 90 motor yacht DOLCE VITA

Rendering of Oceanic 90 motor yacht Tsa Tsa (ex Dolce Vita)

The main features of the first Oceanic 90′ luxury yacht Tsa Tsa are extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, as well as high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption, resulting in reduced overall operating costs.

Oceanic 90′ super yacht Tsa Tsa provides comfortable accommodation 4 lovely cabins. These include an upper deck owner’s suite with private terrace, as well as a VIP cabin and two guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck. There is also space for a crew of 3/4 professionals in 2 crew cabins.

Guido de Groot Design working on several Wim van der Valk Continental series yachts

September 03, 2014

After the successful launch of the 27m luxury yacht ‘The Next Episode’, the Dutch design studio, Guido de Groot Design, is working on five more projects, presently in build at the Wim van der Valk ‘Continental Yachts’ shipyard. These include the 37m Continental Trawler motor yacht Vagabundus, representing the largest yacht for the shipyard to date. Superyacht Vagabundus is set to be delivered before the summer of 2015.

37m Continental Trawler superyacht Vagabundus

37m Continental Trawler superyacht Vagabundus

Construction has also started on a 24m yacht in this new range of displacement and semi displacement trawler yachts. Her comfortable semi displacement aluminium hull will achieve speeds of up to 18 knots.

In addition, a new model in the raised pilot house Continental III series will be delivered in the spring of 2015. Her interior will be a one of a kind, minimalistic interior developed together with her owner, the results of which we believe will be breathtaking. Further projects include custom interiors for yachts out of the very successful 23m Continental II fly-bridge range.

Interior refit of 32m motor yacht ‘Y’ by Mengi Yay and Guido de Groot Design

September 03, 2014

Dutch design studio, Guido de Groot Design, has worked on a number of refit projects over the years. Recent projects comprise an interior refit performed at the Moonen shipyard in Holland and an interior refit for the 32m Mengi Yay motor yacht ‘Y’. The refit of superyacht ‘Y’ was carried out by her home shipyard in their facilities in Tuzla, Turkey.

32m Mengi Yay superyacht 'Y' - Interior

32m Mengi Yay superyacht 'Y' - Interior

The refit project for luxury yacht ‘Y’ was developed together with Yacht Marine – Management and Brokerage, who did the project management in Turkey.

Super yacht 'Y' - Cabin

Super yacht 'Y' - Cabin

The transformation on super yacht ‘Y’ mainly involved converting the dark wooden interior into one with a fresh, modern and light interior. The timescales were tight on this project, with the whole metamorphosis taking just five months; just in time for her to be ready for the summer season.

New 27m motor yacht THE NEXT EPISODE by Wim van der Valk and Guido de Groot

September 03, 2014

Dutch builder, Wim van der Valk, has recently completed construction of the 27,2m (89’24’’) motor yacht ‘The Next Episode’. Luxury superyacht ‘The Next Episode’ belongs to the Continental III series, that the shipyard has developed in collaboration with Guido de Groot Design, who have been the designers of both her interior as well as exterior.

27m superyacht The Next Episode by Wim van der Valk and Guido de Groot - Wheelhouse

27m superyacht The Next Episode by Wim van der Valk and Guido de Groot - Wheelhouse

The design of luxury yacht ‘The Next Episode’ is contemporary and spacious. 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.  The master cabin is sited on the main deck ahead of the raised pilothouse. The lower deck accommodates the owner’s party of up to 8 guests in 4 comfortable staterooms including 2 VIP cabins and 2 guest cabins. She also has accommodation for up to 3 crew members.

Luxury yacht The Next Episode - Saloon

Luxury yacht The Next Episode - Saloon

Powered by 3 Volvo Penta (IPS-1200) 900hp diesel engines, super yacht ‘The Next Episode’ is capable of a 25 knots top speed.  A fuel tank capacity of 11,500 liters (diesel), and fresh water tank capacity of 2000 liters, ensures that this yacht has a good cruising range.

One of the salient features of the 27m ‘The Next Episode’ yacht is her extraordinary sound system. Integrated into the design, the main salon is equipped with six surround speakers and two sub-woofers with colossal output capacities. The Fohhn surround speakers have a maximum power rating of 600 watts each. These in combination with the two 800 watt sub-woofers allow the system to produce an incredibly rich sound. Guido de Groot Design have integrated the specific acoustic requirements into the interior design at an early phase. The stainless steel CNC-cut grille and the custom finish for the two Fohhn subwoofers fit the interior design perfectly.

The Next Episode Yacht - Cabin

The Next Episode Yacht - Cabin

The exterior spaces house an additional 4100 watts of nominal speaker capacity with an electronically controlled 21” sub-woofer which is concealed in the fly-bridge. Look for ‘The Next Episode’ superyacht at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival (formerly known as the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes), held from the  9th – 14th of September.

Below is a selection of the stylish charter yachts with design by Guido de Groot.

Video and photos from launch of 107m Expedition Yacht Support Vessel – Motor Yacht ULYSSES at Kleven

September 03, 2014

August 30, 2014, at Kleven Verft in Ulsteinvik, Norway, was marked by the launch of the robust and impressive 107m expedition yacht support vessel – Motor Yacht ULYSSES - build no. 366. Scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2015, the outstanding 107m superyacht ULYSSES has been designed by the Norwegian ship design company, Marin Teknikk. Below is a video showing the launch, produced by Fuglefjellet AS and released by Kleven.

The 107m high specification luxury yacht support vessel build no. 366 is designed especially for long expeditions in rough waters, and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras. It was a landmark new contract for shipbuilder Kleven, which has a solid track record when it comes to building large and advanced offshore vessels, when it was announced in April 2013.

Launch of the 107m Kleven superyacht support vessel build no. 366

Launch of the 107m Kleven superyacht support vessel build no. 366 - motor yacht ULYSSES - Image credit to Kleven

107m Kleven yacht support vessel build no. 366 hitting the water

107m Kleven yacht support vessel - build no. 366 - Motor Yacht ULYSSES hitting the water - Image credit to Kleven

107m Kleven expedition yacht support vessel build no. 366

107m Kleven Exlorer Yacht ULYSSES - Image credit to Kleven