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New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

February 18, 2015

Sunreef shipyard, the world-renowned company specializing in the production of luxury custom – made multihulls and superyachts and honoree of multiple awards, has responded to the increasing interest for technically advanced and progressively designed yachts with a new 46m trimaran concept – the 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran. Superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran concept represents a smaller and more intimate version of the superstar unit 210 Sunreef Power Trimaran yacht, presented to the public in 2013.

New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

New 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Yacht Concept

The magnificent motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran, thanks to its three hulls, offers the maximum of comfort, stability and bright spacious interiors equaling 370 m² on two decks including two exclusive open terraces and an ample cockpit.

Sunreef`s design team concludes that an infinite number of interior layouts can be implemented, all of which can be fully customized according to the wishes of the future owners. The first, proposed layout offers enough space to accommodate 8-10 guests in four 20 m² panoramic view cabins with accessible balconies and a 100 m² saloon with separate dining and lounging areas. Guests can be served by up to 9 crew members. The elegant 45 m² master suite is located in the bow section of the yacht and includes an en-suite his and hers bathroom, an intimate lounge and the exit to a private 18 m² dream terrace with breathtaking views.

New superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Profile

New superyacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Profile

Following the success of its predecessor, the 150 – footer has been arranged to provide the maximum living space in its full 19 meter long beam form. Always a step ahead, the Sunreef’s Architects are known as trendsetters when it comes to constructing and designing space in multihulls. 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran is no exception, as every single spare meter of the yacht has been intelligently used for additional storage space and garages – the forepeak section one with sliding side doors for the dinghy and one in the back for water toys.

The luxurious lower deck, which gives access from the garage right through to the forward section of the hull, features a highly equipped galley and four crew cabins with private bathrooms.

The striking luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran is a perfect option for those who appreciate the highest luxury aboard and the utmost of performance on water.

New motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

New motor yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

By proudly joining Sunreef’s trimaran range the NEW 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran superyacht has proved to be a true jewel when it comes yacht exterior excellence. Along with presenting the elegant and innovative superstructure of the new multihull, Sunreef Yachts once again proved its leading position in technical design and professional approach to detail, which defines this luxury brand.

The new 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran yacht will be built from the highest quality composite materials used in the yachting industry today.

New luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

New luxury yacht 150 Sunreef Power Trimaran Concept - Proposed Layout

SPECIFICATION OF 150 SUNREEF POWER TRIMARAN YACHT:

LOA: 150 ft / 47 m

BOA: 62 ft/ 19 m

GUESTS: 12

CREW: 8-9

TOTAL LIVING SPACE: 370 m²

CONCEPT DESIGN: SUNREEF YACHTS

Below is a selection of the striking charter yachts built by Sunreef.

PHILEAS – New line of 35m steel and aluminium Expedition Yachts unveiled by Cerri

February 18, 2015

PHILEAS, the new line of 35m steel and aluminium Expedition Yachts designed by A.Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design, was proudly presented by Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Cerri during the 2015 Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, marking the beginning of the shipyard’s new era. The all-new line was named after Phileas Fogg, the main character of Jules Verne’s “Around the World in Eighty Days”.

New 35m motor yacht Phileas by Cerri - Profile

New 35m expedition motor yacht Phileas by Cerri - Profile

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite.”Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days.

Through Phileas the Carrara-based shipyard, which specialises in the construction of high-performing fibreglass yachts, has chosen to explore new production segments and diversify its offer, to effectively meet the needs of an increasingly demanding market. Relying on the experience and expertise of its new Management in the construction of steel and aluminium and all-aluminium crafts, Cerri has started the production of a new line of highly flexible and performing Explorer Yachts ranging between 30 and 35 metres in length, which are ideal for long-range cruising and to experience freedom and contact with sea and nature to the fullest.

Interior light is ensured by the large windows allowing to enjoy a magnificent view over the sea from across the entire yacht. Moreover, thanks to a total range of 4,000 miles and the capacious black water and grey water tanks (6,000 litres), this is the perfect yacht for anyone wishing to cruise long and far from ports or marinas.

35m superyacht Phileas

35m superyacht Phileas

Sober lines, modularity and versatility are the key features of the Phileas yacht project, pencilled by A. Vallicelli & C. Yacht Design. The hull, in turn, was developed by Cerri’s Technical Department.

The straight sides of the yacht make it easily customisable to the most diverse needs of the Owners, who can choose a 3-, 4- or 5-cabin layout, arranging the cabins depending on their specific needs and requirements. Great care has also been devoted to the comfort of the crew, who have available spacious crew quarters including a large crew mess, a laundry area, and 2 cabins, while the captain’s cabin is located on the upper deck, behind the wheelhouse. The linear layout and lines of the yacht make maintenance extremely easy, as all equipment and systems are promptly accessible for inspection and repair.

A large number of optional solutions and accessories is available, including – among other things – the possibility to have the yacht in the Ice Class or to install hybrid engines.

The Phileas superyacht comes with 2 MTU 8v engines that push it to a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 14 knots.

“We are really excited about this new project and, more in general, about the new course that Cerri has embarked upon – comments Cerri’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati. – Our objective is to offer a highly versatile and innovative product. Phileas is joining the niche segment of Explorer Yachts, but its limited size and essential lines make it truly unique. Even its name -Phileas- evokes (at least among those who still remember classical literature) a world of explorations and long voyages, adventure and life at sea: and this is exactly the philosophy that drove us, together with architect Vallicelli, towards this impressively charming project”.

Video: Palmer Johnson motor yacht KHALILAH

February 18, 2015

Luxury motor yacht KHALILAH (PJ 48/01, PJ265) is a 48-metre SuperSport series vessel, designed and built by the premier US shipyard, Palmer Johnson. Built entirely from carbon, superyacht KHALILAH offers deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests, looked after by a crew of 9 members. Below is a video showing the breath-taking KHALILAH, while leaving the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015. The video has been released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Logica Yachts takes over new facility in Viareggio, Italy

February 17, 2015

LOGICA YACHTS, the Italian builder that handed over superyacht MY LOGICA last year, has taken over a new facility in Viareggio. The shipyard has thus set up the basis for the future growth.

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by Logica Yacht - G.Sargentini

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by Logica Yacht - G.Sargentini

LOGICA YACHTS owned by a big international holding, has recently acquired a new production facility and offices in Viareggio, the core of the Italian Superyachts’ building center.

The shipyard’s shareholders intention of investing in the business, has been consolidated after the delivery of the first 45m motor yacht MY LOGICA that has gathered a great support and popularity among the business professional, clients and media following to Monaco Yacht Show and Cannes Yachting Festival 2014.

LOGICA YACHTS can now count on a new facility able to accommodate yachts up to 55 mt.

At the same time LOGICA YACHTS is designing new models of the range that will be soon announced to the market.

With this new set up, the company is able to offer a new product range in line with the renewed demanding market requirements, and first class facilities to allow high quality production.

The LOGICA team look forward to leveraging their experience in this area to support the company’s exciting growth prospects.

Two Sunseeker Yachts nominated for World Superyacht Awards 2015

February 17, 2015

Sunseeker International is celebrating, following the news that two of its beautiful yachts have been nominated for the World Superyacht Awards 2015. These include motor yacht Thumper and superyacht Blush. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Amsterdam on May 9, 2015.

Luxury motor yacht BLUSH underway

Luxury motor yacht BLUSH underway

Now in its 10th year, the prestigious awards ceremony acknowledges the very best in superyacht design and build.  The awards are designed to showcase the finest superyachts built in the past 12 months, so to have two yachts named as finalists in two separate categories is quite the accolade for Sunseeker.

Sunseeker has secured a nomination in both the Semi-Displacement for Planing Three Deck Motor Yacht 30m-44.99m category for its ‘40 Metre Yacht‘ superyacht Thumper and the Semi-Displacement for Planing, Three Deck Motor Yacht 45m and above category for its ‘155 Yacht‘ motor yacht Blush.

Luxury yacht Thumper, the most recent 40 Metre Yacht, beautifully showcases the high levels of personalisation which can be achieved by the Sunseeker design team.  The owner of this fabulous yacht wanted to push the boundaries of what had previously been created and the end result is a magnificent yacht like no other in the world.

Super yacht Blush is of particular significance as not only is it the biggest project the British manufacturer has ever undertaken, but it also takes the concept of a series build with personal customisation even further.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Photos of 62m Rossinavi superyacht FR031 under construction

February 17, 2015

Due to be launched in 2017, the impressive 62-metre superyacht FR031 is starting to take shape at the Rossinavi shipyard in Italy. Unveiled at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2014, luxury motor yacht Hull FR031 is a beautiful semi-displacement vessel, boasting a helicopter deck and low fuel consumption at cruising speed. Below are the photos of Hull FR031 under construction, released by Rossinavi.

62m mega yacht FR031 taking shape at Rossinavi in Italy - Image credit to Rossinavi

62m mega yacht FR031 taking shape at Rossinavi in Italy - Image credit to Rossinavi

Works on Rossinavi Hull FR031 Yacht

Works on Rossinavi Hull FR031 Yacht - Image credit to Rossinavi

Motor yacht Hull FR031 by Rossinavi under construction

Motor yacht Hull FR031 by Rossinavi under construction - Image credit to Rossinavi

Dubois-designed luxury yacht KISS launches from Feadship

February 17, 2015

Last weekend saw Dubois Naval Architects attend the launch of superyacht KISS (hull 689). Luxury motor yacht KISS is a beautiful 46,4-metre tri-deck vessel, representing the second Dubois design launched from Feadship, following the 46m luxury yacht COMO, launched last year.

New 46m superyacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship and Dubois Naval Architects at launch

New 46m superyacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship and Dubois Naval Architects at launch

The powerful and purposeful exterior profile of luxury yacht KISS, with its large bulwark window measuring some 6.5 metres in width, generates a sporty ambience. A sense of openness is enhanced by the giant doors adjacent to the main entrance, which slide out three metres either side.

Luxury yacht KISS

Luxury yacht KISS

The complete owner’s deck – an unusual feature for a yacht under 50 metres – makes the most of both the volume and interior space. An aluminium-plated sun roof opens up to add to the light interior vibe. More al fresco-like pleasures include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and a transom swim platform with swim ladder and underwater platform.

Motor yacht KISS

Motor yacht KISS

Super yacht KISS interior has been created by Redman Whiteley Dixon and features superior accommodation for eight guests in four suites, as well as four crew cabins, a staff room and a captain’s cabin positioned near the raised pilothouse.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts with design by Dubois Naval Architects.

Full hull wrap for 68m Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht AVIVA

February 17, 2015

Renowned for its fantastic facilities, the Miami-based Rybovich yard is currently working on the outstanding 68-metre Abeking & Rasmussen motor yacht Aviva, receiving a full hull wrap. The refit of mega yacht Aviva is scheduled for completion at the end of this month, before making her way back for the Mediterranean season. Aviva will represent the largest yacht to be wrapped in the new high tech Färben marine foils and films by Wild Group International.

68m super yacht Aviva by Abeking & Rasmussen

68m super yacht Aviva by Abeking & Rasmussen

“Justyn and the team are putting forth a good effort and it is obvious he knows the process….there is a lot of interest in this job.  I have given three Captains and two Owners a tour of the work who are serious about considering wrapping for their next job.  We need a quote for the complete superstructure for next year.” - Captain of superyacht Aviva.

Works on mega yacht Aviva

Works on mega yacht Aviva

Wild Group staff working on full hull wrap of Aviva yacht

Wild Group staff working on full hull wrap of Aviva yacht

Aviva Yacht under refit

Aviva Yacht under refit

Luxury yacht Aviva (formerly Aviva III) is a 68m motoryacht, custom built in 2007 by Abeking & Rasmussen in Lemwerder, Germany. She was refitted in 2012 by Palumbo Superyachts Refit yards. M/Y Aviva has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure with a beam of 12.30m (40’4″ft).

The Italian Sea Group shortlisted for IY&A Award 2015 with NONO Yacht

February 17, 2015

The Italian Sea Group have achieved further shortlist success in the International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, with luxury motor yacht NONO. design et al is proud to announce NONO yacht will compete in the ‘Power Yacht 25-40 Metres’ category.

Luxury motor yacht NONO

Luxury motor yacht NONO

With exterior design by Luca Dini and interiors design by the Admiral ‘Centro Stile’ in cooperation with Arch. Gian Marco Campanino, luxury yacht NONO is a semi displacement superyacht with a raised pilot house and all built in aluminum. She features a very modern and innovative line – a real design-breaker within her category.

Superyacht NONO

Superyacht NONO

Superyacht NONO has an elegant metallic light-bronze hull and a pearl-white superstructure with mat black areas in correspondence of the main deck windows and hard top details. With large glass surfaces providing natural light to the interiors, NONO has a modern villa ambiance. Forward on the main deck is all about master cabin, taking the full beam of the yacht and featuring large side windows which give natural light to the whole environment.

NONO Yacht - side view

NONO Yacht - side view

The master cabin includes a large ensuite bathroom located aft, which is directly connected with two his and hers walk in wardrobes. As a private vessel only, super yacht NONO is to be used by the Owner and family. As a result, two of the four guest cabins located on the lower deck, are almost considered second and third owner’s cabin.

Motor yacht NONO - aft view

Motor yacht NONO - aft view

The main deck aft cockpit, the guests are surrounded by large spaces, all dedicated for relaxation, sunbathing and ‘al fresco’ dinners. This area also gives access to the aft beach club, where the transom door opens up, creating a big aft terrace. The beach club area includes a bar corner, a day head and a steam bath. Designed and engineered as a long distance traveller, NONO superyacht is able to reach a top speed of 20 knots.

New Feadship motor yacht KISS launched on Valentine’s Day

February 17, 2015

Rarely has the name of a newly launched Feadship been more appropriate than was the case last Saturday as the beautiful 46-metre motor yacht Kiss (hull 689) was lovingly revealed at Feadship’s Aalsmeer yard. In addition to the traditional cracking of the champagne bottle by the owner’s wife, scores of red balloons were released and red bubbly served to the hundreds of guests as well as Feadship staff, who had put their heart into superyacht Kiss.

Just launched 46m super yacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship

Just launched 46m super yacht KISS (hull 689) by Feadship

Every Feadship launch is a special event as the owners get to see their completed superyacht for the first time. The christening of luxury yacht Kiss on Valentine’s Day made the theme of this particular gathering an easy one to decide, and love was very much in the air as the Feadship workforce and their families gathered to enjoy the occasion. Kiss looked resplendent in her metallic black livery, which Feadship Director Henk de Vries explained was the most complicated object ever to have been painted in this way.

Below are some of the thoughts of the speakers at this Valentine’s Day launch, all of whom emphasised the incredible teamwork involved in creating a splendid pure custom superyacht.

Luxury motor yacht KISS at launch

Luxury motor yacht KISS at launch

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work

“This is very much a family boat and we are very proud of all the craftsmen, technicians, engineers and all the other specialists for the work that they have done on Kiss,” stated Henk de Vries. “Like all Feadships, she showcases the relentless pursuit of perfection that is the Feadship hallmark. That is why we are so grateful for the confidence placed in us by the owners of Kiss and all clients who appreciate the true value of a truly bespoke motoryacht.”

Designer Ed Dubois also expressed his gratitude to the owners. “This project has been almost five years in gestation and, after a lengthy study of the market, the owners decided to go for Feadship as they wanted the very best. I love Holland and the main reason I love Holland is because of Feadship. It builds the best boats in the world and Kiss is another amazing achievement. Thank you for making my life a real joy!”

Launching ceremony of KISS superyacht

Launching ceremony of KISS superyacht

The interior of luxury yacht Kiss came from the boards of Redman Whiteley Dixon, under the guidance of Toby Ecuyer. “This project has been a great journey of ideas that has taken us around the planet,” he said. “The partnership between the different parties has been superb and I am very thankful to Feadship for helping us achieve this incredible boat.”

Captain Oliver Varley, who spent the last five months of the build working full-time at the yard, was also very pleased. “The quality that runs through Feadship at every level is truly impressive… It’s quite astonishing to see the skills involved in taking raw materials and turning them into the finished product. It will be my pleasure to sail the high seas with the confidence that comes from knowing that everyone assembled here today was behind the construction of this yacht.”

Sealed with a Kiss

The final word was, of course, given to the owner who gave a romantic speech in which he described Kiss as being like a new member of his family. “My wife had a dream to build a yacht of fantastic quality,” he said. “I cannot thank you enough for realising her dream…”

And with that the champagne corks were popped and this Valentine’s Day date with a difference was celebrated in cherished Feadship style…