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Superyacht Endeavour II is preparing for her Official Launch at Rossinavi

February 21, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

On February 17, the prestigious Italian shipyard Rossinavi unveiled the first photo of the new 50-metre striking superyacht Endeavour II. This fast displacement explorer is on the way to her official launch, which is expected in the next few days.

Rossinavi Endeavour II

Rossinavi Endeavour II. Photo credit Rossinavi

The exterior design was developed by Enrico Gobbi from Team 4 Design, while Endeavour II’s interior is a work of Achille Salvagni. Arrabito Naval Architects worked on the naval architecture of this beauty.

Accommodation layout comprises of a spacious full-beam owner suite and well-appointed guests cabins. The owner’s master suite benefits from plenty of natural light and stunning panorama thanks to the long windows and a private balcony.

Motor yacht Endeavour II features diesel-electric power plant and propulsions using azimuthal Rolls Royce pods. Lightweight materials and plenty of minimalistic details were used in the construction of this yacht.

Exterior space includes an exclusive sun area forward placed over the large garage. The upper deck include the alfresco dining area, while the cockpit features luxurious sunbeds and a panoramic custom pool.

Endeavour II is powered by 2 Caterpillar C32 Acert engines and can reach a top speed of 17 knots.

The shipyard also released a preview of motor yacht Endeavour II.

10 Superb Superyachts Under 50 metres to Charter in 2017

February 21, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

A luxury superyacht vacation is exactly what you need in 2017! Who would not like a luxury hotel with experienced staff members ready to take care of everything while you sit back relax and enjoy the sunshine? A restaurant where the best meals are cooked specially for you and your guests? A flexible itinerary to explore the hottest yachting destinations in the world with your family and friends? Luxury superyacht charters provide all of those. Enjoy the unforgettable experience and opulent life. Here are the 10 beautiful superyachts we recommend you charter this year.

Narvalo – Nauta Yachts

The elegant explorer yacht Narvalo was launched last year. This brand new superyacht measures 33.4m metres and accommodates a total of 12 guests. Narvalo, built by the Italian shipyard Cantiere Delle Marche, cruises in the shallow waters of the Caribbean and the calm turquoise waters in West Mediterranean. One of the most outstanding features of her design is the huge 70 sq m sun deck – ideal for admiring the views and getting some sun-kissed tan.

NARVALO profile

NARVALO profile

Narvalo - saloon

Narvalo – saloon

King Baby – IAG Yachts

The 43-metre motor yacht King Baby was built in 2015 by AIG Yachts. This custom built luxury yacht offers comfortable accommodation for 12 guests in 5 staterooms. Managed by a friendly crew of 7, King Baby features spacious, and rock’n’roll inspired interior. Her alluring indoor spaces are inviting and comfortable, while the exterior living spaces have so much to offer, including a Jacuzzi with a waterfall and a swim bar, seating areas, large TV and plenty of space for entertainment.

King Baby by IAG Yachts off Florida

King Baby by IAG Yachts off Florida

Lady Carmen – Hatteras Yachts

Opulent motor yacht Lady Carmen is a fantastic charter yacht, which provides everything for a superb yacht charter vacation. This beautiful 31-metre lady features a sophisticated interior styling, five lovely cabins for a total of 10 guests and excellent exterior living spaces over two decks. Aboard Lady Carmen guests can relax in style, as well explore some beautiful places of New England. This luxury yacht features some great amenities, such as alfresco dining, wet bar, Jacuzzi, cocktail table and sunbathing area.



Kohuba – Princess Yachts

Kohiba was launched in 2015 by the prestigious British shipbuilder Princess Yachts. Kohuba is a 30-metre luxury yacht, which stands outs with her cutting-edge pilothouse design, bold and modern exterior design features by Bernard Olesinksi, and elegant interior. Luxury accommodation is offered in 5 cabins for ten guests, assisted by a crew of 5. There are a hydraulic bathing platform and stern garage, which can store a tender of 4.5 metres so that guests can check out more breathtaking locations.

30M KOHUBA by Princess

30M KOHUBA by Princess

30m motor yacht Kohuba. Photo by Princess Yachts

30m motor yacht Kohuba. Photo by Princess Yachts

SabBaTiCal – Sanlorenzo

With a launch in 2017, this brand new 29.10-metres superyacht is the new addition to the vast fleet of luxury yachts at Sanlorenzo Yachts. Featuring light and spacious contemporary design, her interior layout allows for 10 guests accommodation, open plan salon and dining area with luxurious seating, coffee table and a formal dining table. Exterior space on the main deck can be accessed from the salon, while her sundeck provides everything necessary for sunbathing and unwinding. SabBaTiCal is a perfect charter yacht for water lovers. There is an extended swim platform for water activities.



Don Michele – C. Boat

The 27.30-metre motor yacht Don Michele is available for charter this summer in the main locations of the Mediterranean: France, Croatia, Italy and Greece. With so many things to see in the beautiful region, Don Michele is a fantastic charter yacht for longer cruising. She sleeps a total of 10 guests in 5 cabins. The interior of the yacht is contemporary, with pale woods panels, elegant furniture and plenty of natural light, which creates harmonious ambience onboard. Don Michele is equipped with the latest entertainment system. Exterior decks are ample with some excellent facilities, including alfresco dining, swim platform, seating area and sun pads. A variety of water toys is also offered onboard.





Alandrea – Ferretti Yachts

Another brand new superyacht is on the list of the best yachts for charter in 2017. Ferretti Group launched motor yacht Alandrea 108 in 2016. Crewed by 5 members, this 32.92-metre motor yacht sleeps 10 guests in 5 roomy cabins. Accommodation layout comprises of 1 master cabin, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. Plenty of natural light is provided by the surrounding panoramic windows, which also allow guests aboard to admire some picturesque vistas.



GLASAX – Sunseeker

GLASAX is a very fast motor yacht, which measures 23 metres, and is perfect for island hopping. She can reach a maximum speed of 34kn, as she is powered by 2 MAN V12 1400 engines. At-anchor and underway stabilisers provide maximum comfort for her guests. She is perfect for socialising, entertainment and relaxation with family and friends and sleeps a maximum of 8 guests overnight.

Motor Yacht GLASAX

Motor Yacht GLASAX

Motor Yacht GLASAX

Motor Yacht GLASAX – salon

Shawlife – Princess Yachts

Launched in 2016, motor yacht Shalife by Princess Yachts provides accommodation for 8 guests. There is a full-beam master stateroom, 1 VIP cabins and two convertible twin cabins, all with en-suite facilities. Arrive in style at one of the most prestigious events in Europe, such as the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival with a group of friends and colleagues. Alternatively, you can charter this yacht for a family holiday, as there are all necessary facilities provided, as well as a selection of water toys.



Adriano – Sunseeker

With a launch in 2017, Adriano is a pretty fast motor yacht with a top speed of 30 kn. Luxury accommodation onboard is for 8 guests in 4 cabins with luxurious amenities and en-suite facilities. Island hopping in the Eastern Mediterranean region is a perfect option when chartering Adriano. Visit Venice, Greece, Montenegro and Turkey when you are in the area, as these historic and breathtaking places are not to be missed.



For more information about chartering luxury yachts, as well as more images, rates and availability, please contact your preferred charter broker at CharterWorld. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer regarding specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

Heysea launches first yacht 29m/96ft Asteria yacht

February 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

On the 15th of February 2017, Heysea Yachts successfully launched its first 29m/96ft Asteria motor yacht, which was designed by Australian naval Architect David Bentley to incorporate a sleek modern silhouette coupled with stability.

29m/96ft Asteria from Heysea. Naval architecture by David Bentley

29m/96ft Asteria from Heysea. Naval architecture by David Bentley


Balancing exterior and interior layout, the Asteria range features a spacious main salon and formal dining area perfect for evening entertaining with family and friends, or for corporate charters.  There is an abundance of lounging areas situated flybridge and to the aft and fore of the main deck to optimise outdoor living while absorbing the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Heysea Yachts Asteria - Main Salon

Heysea Yachts Asteria – Main Salon

While the standard layout is configured for a spacious Master suite complete with sofa, walk-in wardrobe and considerable bathroom, as well as a VIP stateroom and two double cabins, the owner requested a customised layout. Instead, both guest cabins have en-suite facilities and a state-of-the-art media room becomes an addition to the spacious Master suite. Adding to the on board innovation, in both the standard and customised layouts the double cabins can convert into twins and vice versa at the push of a button. The crew are also well taken care of, with the standard layout providing naturally lit twin cabin accommodation for up to five crew members.

A smaller version of the successful Asteria 108 range of motor yachts from HeySea Yachts, the first 96ft Asteria model is nearing completion for delivery to her Chinese owner.

Technical information:

Cruising speed: 16

Maximum speed: 20

Engines: 1136hp Caterpillar diesel engines

Stabilisation system and engine upgrade (for speeds in excess of 28 knots) optional

Raise a glass to many Mediterranean Discoveries aboard ROMACHRIS II

February 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Based in Greece, 27-metre motor yacht ROMACHRIS II is ready for summer charters. Explore Italian treasures, from ancient Rome to the Renaissance. Admire the ancient historical sights in Athens. Laze in the light that inspired great painters in the South of France, and sample the world’s finest wines. Relax aboard your charter yacht and raise a glass to many Mediterranean discoveries.



Extremely comfortable and stylish fast yacht will be available for a magical vacation starting at €32,000 per week plus expenses.



Interior layout comprises of 4 cabins, which accommodate eight guests overnight. There are a master suite, a VIP and two twin cabins. Perfect for hosting some guests for dinner or a cocktail party while at a quay, ROMACHRIS II can entertain 12-16 guests.

ROMACHRIS II - Master Cabin

ROMACHRIS II – Master Cabin

The interior design of the yacht is very tasteful, with light Maple woods, soft colour palette and cream carpets. Since her delivery in 2001, ROMACHRIS II has been used as a private yacht, and has undergone a few maintenance works to ensure everything onboard was to the highest standards.



ROMACHRIS II is a fast motor yacht that reaches a top speed of 30kn, as she is powered by 2 MTU 1826 hp engines.

ROMACHRIS II - Swim Platform and Toys

ROMACHRIS II – Swim Platform and Toys

She also provides a fantastic selection of water toys. Every guest on board will surely enjoy a charter holiday aboard ROMACHRIS II.

To find out more about how to secure this superyacht for charter, please contact your preferred charter broker.

Benetti Now FAST Superyacht Designs Presented at the Yacht Miami Beach 2017

February 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Recently unveiled at the International Boat Show 2017 Yachts Miami Beach, the new line of superyachts by Benetti is built from steel and aluminium with over 50m LOA. Benetti Now Fast designs are the new addition to a large fleet of the international shipbuilder, best known for superyachts Lionheart 90m, Lioness V 63m, Silver Angel 64.5m and other fantastic private and charter yachts. Benetti Now custom superyachts over 50m received much interest when were first unveiled at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

BF 164' Benetti

Benetti BF164′

The Benetti Now FAST designs combine the grace of Benetti yachts with more sporty lines. The new superyachts will be offered in three different models: BF164’ (50 meters), BF184’ (56 meters) and BF224’ (68 meters).

The new line of superyachts is ideal for the owners who want the volume and comfort of a displacement yacht plus superior performance and 30% more speed.

BF 184' Benetti

Benetti BF 184′

A highly professional team of world-renowned designers and engineers will work on the Benetti Now Fast models. Omega Yachts are responsible for the exterior design, Mulder Design handles the naval architecture and Team 4 Design work on the top quality and tasteful Italian interior design.

Extensive personalization is available on three different design levels: the exterior and internal layout – various versions with a closed sun deck or raised pilothouse, plus different custom designs, flexible styling, and engines for many levels of performance.

Benetti BF 224'

Benetti BF 224′

The interiors of the BF164’ 50m will feature smooth, rounded lines with very few angles that contrast with various geometric elements like tables and nightstands, to a warm and harmonious setting. The colour palette will incorporate low tones of beige, brown and dark grey fabrics, while light hued oak will contrast dark natural walnut.

For those who, on the other hand, like contrasts in interior styling, Benetti BF 184′ 56m offers a use of the light oak walls with polished ebony with some detailing of light grey. The third option of design is the classic, which is featured in the BF224′ 68m superyacht model.

Benetti Yachts has a great fleet of luxury yachts, which you can charter right now in one the most beautiful places of the Mediterranean. For more information, rates and availability, please contact your preferred broker at CharterWorld.


Head-turning Party Girl still available for Caribbean and Bahamas charters

February 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Built in 2013 by Icon Yachts, 62m/205ft luxury yacht PARTY GIRL (ex.MERIDIAN, MAIDELLE) is available for charter in the Caribbean and Bahamas before moving on to Northern Europe and then French Polynesia in the South Pacific.

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Main

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Main

With interiors from Cristiano Gatto Design and exterior styling by Redman Whitely Dixon, PARTY GIRL is a wonderfully heady mix of calming pastel shades and striking bold blues, each in their own unique space and proudly displaying oriental accents.

The impressive teamwork that went into this iconic yacht placed her as a finalist in three categories at the 2013 Showboats Design Awards:

  • Interior Design Award: Motor Yachts 200ft+
  • Interior Layout Award: Motor Yachts
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200ft+
Superyacht PARTY GIRL - Formal dining and main salon

Superyacht PARTY GIRL – Formal dining and main salon

On the main deck, the spacious main salon is arranged for guest socialisation, with plenty of seating for inviting guests aboard while dockside. The wet bar has ample choice for an afternoon aperitif or an evening cocktail and the formal dining area seats up to 14 guests in lavish style perfect for any special occasion.

Luxury yacht PARTY GIRL - Exterior lounge and view into main salon

Luxury yacht PARTY GIRL – Exterior lounge and view into main salon

To the aft, an indoor/outdoor lounge area makes an excellent spot for guests to dry off after hours spent in the transparent waters of the Bahamas and the area is also a great place to enjoy breakfast together and start your day. The main deck aft offers plenty of seating and is the perfect environment for outdoor living sheltered from the sun, with an outdoor bar providing refreshments to guests.

PARTY GIRL from Icon Yachts - Upper deck lounge area

PARTY GIRL from Icon Yachts – Upper deck lounge area

The skylounge is another beautifully appointed space offering uninterrupted views of your charter grounds while you and your guests relax and socialise. There are plenty of options for alfresco dining throughout superyacht PARTY GIRL, with the upper deck aft providing an intimate and luxurious setting for watching the sunset.

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Sundeck

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Sundeck

For the best views anywhere on board, the Jacuzzi on the sundeck will soothe tired bodies and minds as you listen to the sounds of the indigenous wildlife and the waves lapping the nearby shore.

The Master suite aboard MY PARTY GIRL

The Master suite aboard MY PARTY GIRL

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL - Master ensuite

Icon Motor Yacht PARTY GIRL – Master ensuite

The internal layout sleeps 12 guests over 8 rooms, which include 2 Master suites, 2 VIP staterooms, and 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of up to 18 can live aboard comfortably, ensuring that motor yacht PARTY GIRL lives up to her name and proves every guest with memorable service.

VIP stateroom and private lounge area aboard luxury yacht PARTY GIRL

VIP stateroom and private lounge area aboard luxury yacht PARTY GIRL

Superyacht PARTY GIRL  is available for charter in the Caribbean and the Bahamas this winter and the South Pacific this summer from $475,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information about on-board amenities and for available charter dates, contact CharterWorld today.

First Ever Images of the Impressive Yacht Riva 100′ Corsaro

February 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian builder Riva Yachts (one of the most famous brands of Ferretti Group) has just released first ever images of the 29.90-metre superyacht Riva 100′ Corsaro. She was launched in November 2016 will be officially presented to the whole world in April this year in Hong Kong.

Riva Corsaro 100' - main

Riva Corsaro 100′ – main


Riva 100′ Corsaro features sporty lines and sharp bow, which makes this fast superyacht look even more elegant on the water. She was designed by Oficina Italiana Design, while Ferretti Engineering Department worked very closely on the naval architecture.

Riva 100' Corsaro - at the dawn

Riva 100′ Corsaro – at the dawn

Luxury accommodation is provided for a total of 10 guests in 5 well-appointed cabins. There is a large master suite with a walk-in wardrobe, a writing desk/vanity table, as well as a private lounge. Based on the owner’s preferences this space was equipped with everything necessary to hold business meetings. It can also be used for a night of entertainment, as there is an audio/visual system and karaoke.

Riva Corsaro 100' - on the run

Riva Corsaro 100′ – on the run

The main salon is also an ideal area for social gatherings, as it includes a C-shaped sofa, a dining room with seating for ten guests and lobby.

Riva 100' Corsaro - top view

Riva 100′ Corsaro – top view

The folded garage can be transferred into a great beach club. Another addition to the latest technological features is the beach platform, which submerges to various levels so that guests can relax on the water. The sundeck is a place to be for when watching the beautiful sunsets, dining al fresco or sunbathing.

Riva 100′ Corsaro reaches a maximum speed of 27.5kn, thanks to her twin MTU 16V 2000 M93 engines.

RIVA100 Corsaro sunset

RIVA100 Corsaro sunset

While it is still uncertain whether superyacht Riva 100′ Corsaro will become a charter yacht, there is a selection of some beautiful luxury yachts built by Riva and Ferretti available for charter right now. Contact one of your preferred brokers at CharterWorld for unbiased advice and highly professional service.


Motor Yacht Oscar II available for charters in Australia

February 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

LUXURY MOTOR YACHT OSCAR II is located all year round in Australia. She cruises the waters of Queensland from June to November. Right now she is available in Sydney until May. The rate for this incredible charter vacation is from AUD 80,000 per week plus expenses.

OSCAR II - Cruising


Motor yacht Oscar II was first launched in 1990. This very family friendly yacht has undergone some refits, with the last one being in 2014.

Oscar II is stylishly furnished, with her elegant interior design and warm atmosphere. There is a spacious saloon with luxurious seating and informal space for a get-together and relaxation, where the guests can also enjoy stunning panoramic views and a formal dining.

OSCAR II - Dining

OSCAR II – Dining

Accommodation is provided for a total of 8 guests in 4 staterooms. The full-beam master suite is located on the main deck forward of the dining room. The VIP cabin and 2 deluxe twin cabins are on the lower deck.  All cabins have en-suite facilities and air conditioning.

OSCAR II - Foredeck

OSCAR II – Foredeck

Outdoor living spaces onboard Oscar II are very spacious and designed to maximise entertainment experience. The aft deck is ideal for having an al-fresco dining or enjoying a refreshment watch the sunset. Those who love sunbathing, relaxation or even fishing, there is a transom accessible from the aft deck. The top deck features a BBQ area, sun loungers and dining space. The Spa pool is at the peak of the foredeck. Relax in style!

OSCAR II - Master Cabin

OSCAR II – Master Cabin

There is a wide array of toys and tenders, which includes a 5.4m tender, a Jet ski, towing donut ring, paddle skis, snorkelling and finishing gear to mention but a few.

To secure Oscar II for charter in Australia, please contact one of our friendly brokers today. Alternatively, you can view a selection of yachts available for charter in Australia here.

Heesen yachts announces interior stylist for Project Nova

February 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Heesen Yachts has announced Cristiano Gatto as the interior designer for PROJECT NOVA (YN 17850), the world’s first fast displacement yacht with hybrid propulsion.

PROJECT NOVA rendering

PROJECT NOVA rendering

Cristiano Gatto has previously worked on the interiors for luxury yachts to produce a range of bespoke interiors for clients, including the interior for motor yachts LISA IV (ex.Z, ARES, AUSPICIOUS), MIDNIGHT SUN and SAMAURAI ONE, and sailing yacht VICTORIA (ex.OHANA).

SAMURAI ONE - Skylounge by Cristiano Gatto

SAMURAI ONE – Skylounge by Cristiano Gatto

Sailing yacht VICTORIA - Main Salon by Cristiano Gatto

Sailing yacht VICTORIA – Main Salon by Cristiano Gatto

Cristiano Gatto worked closely with the owner and his team to create interior spaces that fit the owner’s lifestyle and personality.

“The owner asked us to modify colour scheme, design details and overall decoration to give the interior a contemporary, almost minimalist design,” comments Cristiano Gatto. “A two-tone palette has been chosen to give the interiors a bright and relaxing feel. The contrast between the pure white of fabrics, leather and lacquered surfaces and the warm hues of woods, create a sophisticated ambience in all the rooms, bathrooms included. Hints of colour brighten the scheme with deep red or burgundy decorative items, cushions and throws in both the exterior and interior areas to catch the eye and juice things up. The linearity of design is enriched by geometrical patterns, precious materials and meticulously designed details.”

Heesen 17850 Project Nova - Interior concept by Cristiano Gatto

Heesen 17850 Project Nova – Interior concept by Cristiano Gatto

PROJECT NOVA sold in June 2016 after she impressed her now-owner through her innovative technology to enhance her performance and reduced sound emissions. PROJECT NOVA is expected to launch from Heesen’s shipyard in Oss, the Netherlands, on the 14th of April, 2017.

Shadow Vessel CHARLEY Delivered by Echo Yachts

February 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Western Australia-based shipbuilder Echo Yachts has delivered the largest composite resin infused shadow vessel ever built in Australia. The 46-metre catamaran CHARLEY  has been constructed to serve as a support vessel for the 84-metre superyacht White Rabbit Golf, which is currently under construction at the shipyard.

Charley - main

Charley – main

Naval architecture, exterior and interior styling are a work of the New Zealand company LOMOcean. Charley is believed to have excellent sea-keeping and fuel capacity, along with providing a significant amount of space for transporting and storing tenders and water toys. The 12-metre custom built catamaran tender Vicky with its specially engineered launch and retrieval platform positioned at the stern of the vessel.

Charley and tender Vicky

Charley and tender Vicky

In total, Charley can carry five tenders, four Jet skies and a hovercraft. There is also a large touch-and-go helipad, dive store, decompression chamber and specialist sonar equipment.

Charley - toys

Charley – toys

Although Charley is a shadow vessel, there is plenty of room and excellent facilities on board. The guests can appreciate some great views from the covered observation deck, get together for a meal in a tastefully furnished dining area with a flat-screen TV and a piano.

Charley accommodates up to 5 guests in 3 lovely cabins. There is a professional crew of 13 people on board the vessel.

Powered by two 2,700hp Cummins QSK60 engines and with a fuel capacity of 60,000 litres, Charley has a maximum range of 2,500 nm at the speed of 16 knots.

Once the mother ship of Charley – White Rabbit Golf – is built, she will become the largest trimaran superyacht in the world. Designed by bespoke Sam Sorgiovanni, this superyacht is scheduled for completion in 2018. Not only White Rabbit Golf will become the largest yacht ever built in Australia, but she will also hold the title of the largest aluminium superyacht in the world.

For more information on yachts by Echo Yachts, please contact your preferred broker at CharterWorld. Alternatively, while the superyacht project White Rabbit Golf is underway you can view a selection of charter yachts available in various locations in the world.