Motor Yachts Luxury Yacht & Superyacht News

Photos of Feadship motor yacht ROCK.IT starting her sea trials in the North Sea

October 03, 2014

The recently launched 60,35m motor yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) was built by the premier Dutch shipyard Feadship to a design by Sinot Yacht Design. Fast from the outside, cozy on the inside, superyacht ROCK.IT features the first-time application on a superyacht of an intuitive control and maneuvering system developed for naval application. ROCK.IT left her shed to start the sea trials in the North Sea today, on October 3, 2014. She was photographed by Kees Torn on the New Waterway near Hoek van Holland.

Feadship super yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Feadship super yacht ROCK.IT (hull 687) - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Luxury mega yacht ROCK.IT - Image credit to Kees Torn

Luxury mega yacht ROCK.IT - Image credit to Kees Torn

Luxury motor yacht ROCK.IT - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Luxury motor yacht ROCK.IT - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Video: The latest range of superyachts and vessels from Danish Yachts A/S

October 03, 2014

Danish Yachts, a premier yacht building company based in Denmark, has released a video with their latest range of superyachts and vessels. It shows the majestic J Class charter yacht Ranger, the 35m motor yacht Moon Goddess, as well as the first Aerocruiser II yacht Shooting Star. In addition, the video introduces the all-new projects, including the Aerocruiser 38 II Fly and the 40m superyacht Quadradeck 40 from the Quadradeck series.

Photos: 43m ShipWorks Brisbane ALASKA Yacht entering the port of Livorno in Italy

October 03, 2014

Launched by ShipWorks Brisbane in 2004, luxury charter yacht ‘Alaska’ (ex Aliska) is a beautiful 43m (144’) tri-deck vessel, unmistakably elegant and sleek with its flawless blue-black hull. The striking Alaska’ yacht is available for rent in the popular Mediterranean and Europe yacht charter destinations. Below are the photos showing ‘Alaska’, while entering the port of Livorno in Italy yesterday, on October 2, 2014. She was photographed by Roberto Malfatti.

43m charter yacht ALASKA entering the port of Livorno in Italy

43m charter yacht ALASKA entering the port of Livorno in Italy - Photo credit to Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht ALASKA

Luxury motor yacht ALASKA - Photo credit to Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht ALASKA

Superyacht ALASKA - Photo credit to Roberto Malfatti

ALASKA Yacht

ALASKA Yacht - Photo credit to Roberto Malfatti

Owner of Nordhavn 76 motor yacht TORTUGA to embark on aid mission to Cabo San Lucas

October 03, 2014

It has been just over two weeks since Hurricane Odile slammed into Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, causing millions of dollars in damage and wreaking havoc on the region. Immediately and instinctively, the owner of Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga began putting a plan into action to bring badly needed supplies to Cabo San Lucas, where the Category 3 hurricane made a direct hit. Jackson will transport donations via his Tortuga yacht in mid-October.

Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga

Nordhavn 76 motor yacht Tortuga

Clean-up efforts continue as thousands of people – many of whom saw their homes get demolished during the September 14th storm – are still without power, water and other basic necessities.

The Category 3 hurricane made a direct hit on the popular vacation resort of Cabo San Lucas, a destination visited by a large number of Nordhavn owners. With rumors mounting of boats being swept away from their moorings and slips, concern at Pacific Asian Enterprises (PAE) grew for the well being of its customers who frequent the town’s marinas – including Nordhavn owner Doug Jackson.

Owner of Tortuga Yacht Doug Jackson shows images of Hurricane Odile’s destruction to PAE staffers.

Owner of Tortuga Yacht Doug Jackson shows images of Hurricane Odile’s destruction to PAE staffers.

For Jackson, a resident of Newport Beach, California, news of the storm and its devastation hit especially close to home. The Nordhavn 76 owner berths his luxury yacht Tortuga at Las Cabos’ IGY Marina approximately eight months out of the year; Jackson was fortunate that both he and his boat were in Newport Beach at the time of the storm, but his heart went out to the people of the area he knew were suffering.

Immediately and instinctively, he began putting a plan into action to bring badly needed supplies down to Cabo, reaching out to anyone he could think of. “When I put the word out about collecting donations, everyone stepped up – including a restaurant in Newport Beach and another restaurant and shoe company in Vegas,” said Jackson, who also spends time in Las Vegas.

Several times since announcing his aid mission, Jackson has come home to a driveway overrun with donations.

When he alerted the staff of PAE that he was looking for contributions to bring down to hurricane victims, the company responded overwhelmingly, offering up clothes, shoes, tools, water and food. “Everyone has been really generous,” said a clearly moved Jackson, who stopped by PAE’s Dana Point, CA headquarters on Tuesday to collect the items.

Donations line the hallway at PAE’s headquarters

Donations line the hallway at PAE’s headquarters

Jackson will continue to accept donations over the next two weeks, load up his boat and depart out of Newport Beach in mid-October. Travelling non-stop, the trip will take him approximately 3 ½ days. His first order of business will be to address the needs of 12 families befriended by many of IGY Marina’s tenants whose houses were completely lost.

Jackson, whose boat was notably featured on Destination America Channel’s Epic Yachts last year, will spend a week helping out as needed before returning to California.

Hurricane Odile is the strongest storm ever to make landfall on Cabo San Lucas, a point Jackson is quick to illustrate via photos of the stricken area and its grieving people he’s downloaded onto his phone. He says it’s almost too much for him to comprehend, but adds, “It doesn’t help to stay away.”

Gulf Craft motor yacht Majesty 135

October 03, 2014

Luxury motor yacht Majesty 135 is a beautiful 41-metre large volume semi-custom vessel, constructed by Majesty Yachts, part of Gulf Craft. During the 2014 Dubai International Boat Show, superyacht Majesty 135 was showcased as the largest yacht on display, entirely built and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Gulf Craft superyacht Majesty 135

Gulf Craft superyacht Majesty 135

Until recently superyachts built outside Europe and the USA were treated with suspicion, even disdain  in some quarters. How could new builders in countries such as Taiwan, China and in the Middle East possibly build a quality yacht? Well, that view is well on the way to being dismissed due to the efforts of several builders in the Middle East and Asia not least Gulf Craft with their Majesty Yachts brand competing strongly with regard to quality, design and attention to detail.

Motor yacht Majesty 135 running

Motor yacht Majesty 135 running

The world changed a lot after the 2007 Global Financial crisis with sales of luxury products being especially badly hit. Many industry observers stated that the superyacht sector was immune to the downturn, as the wealthy would always buy. They were wrong.  Superyacht builders are often notoriously secretive about orders and it took falling delivery numbers post 2012 to show that the market was changing. The wealthy don’t get rich by frittering money away and they were as quick as anyone else in the global downturn to start looking for better value for money. With Majesty Yachts able to offer prices significantly lower than western builders, while offering fantastic quality and semi- custom building capability, the stage was set for Majesty Yachts to prosper. Now, not a week goes by without prospective customers from all over the world coming to their United Arab Emirates (UAE) shipyard to see the yachts and the build capability.  The fact that Dubai and Abu Dhabi have become household names around the world, with Dubai recently chosen as the venue for the Expo 2020, has helped boost an awareness of the region.  With its roots founded firmly in the UAE, Majesty Yachts is proud to be part of a new era.

Majesty 135 Yacht in Oman

Majesty 135 Yacht in Oman

Anyone visiting the Dubai International Boat Show in March 2014 would have been hard pressed to miss the Majesty 135 superyacht, the largest yacht on show built and manufactured in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With over 30 years in the business, Gulf Craft’s Chairman Mohammed Al Shaali is rightly proud of this achievement. From humble beginnings in 1982, building small open boats for the local market, Gulf Craft has grown to be a major international player in the boating industry, achieving in late 2013 the distinction of being the world’s tenth largest builder of Superyachts in terms of total length of yachts on order.

Majesty 135 superyacht - Bow seating area

Majesty 135 superyacht - Bow seating area

The driving force behind Gulf Craft, has been and still is, its founding partner, Mohammed Al Shaali heads up the business as Chairman and major shareholder. Mohammed is still actively involved, particularly in the design and development of new yachts and boats, which are his particular interest. Mohammed explained: `It’s difficult to be successful building yachts and boats if you don’t have a passion for boats and the sea.’

Super yacht Majesty 135 - Flybridge

Super yacht Majesty 135 - Flybridge

His passion is clearly as strong today as it was when he took his first tentative steps as a boat builder thirty two years ago. In explaining the company’s business philosophy he stated:`We consider ourselves austere, as everything we do is aimed at benefiting our customers to provide value for money and we feel proud to have become a successful example of a national industry in the UAE that has received global recognition’.

Majesty 135 Yacht - Upper Deck aft

Majesty 135 Yacht - Upper Deck aft

Responsible for the operations of the company is Erwin Bamps, the Chief Operating Officer, who this year celebrates twelve years with the business. Belgian born Erwin has worked alongside Mohamed to transform the company from a small family owned and run business into a modern corporate, employing over 1,700 staff.

The Majesty 135 yacht is the latest in a line of fly-bridge yachts that started with the Adora 53 in 1992 a design that was instantly successful selling sixty units and proved to be a major turning point  for Gulf Craft, propelling it into a new era of boat building the outcome of which is the Majesty Yachts range.

Majesty 135 superyacht - Raised Wheelhouse

Majesty 135 superyacht - Raised Wheelhouse

The Majesty 135

Majesty Yachts use a combination of craftsmanship and technology to produce stunning designs with quality finishes on the exterior and interiors of its yachts. The Majesty 135 yacht is an impressive example of how this works. As building a superyacht is now always a semi- custom project, a high degree of technology can reduce manufacturing times and consequently offer the customer exceptional value for money, while at the same time adding the human ‘craftsmanship’ touch. The Majesty 135 is the latest example of this build philosophy and throughout the yacht there exudes a style, quality and a presence that are timeless, the true sign of a classic product. Additionally there are touches of practicality that abound throughout, making the operating and living onboard a pleasure for the owner, guests and crew.

Boarding the luxury yacht Majesty 135 from the aft deck, the size and capacity of the retractable diving and dinghy boarding platform is immediately apparent,  the guests need for fun on the water are well catered for. Aft of the engine room is the garage area for diving and water sports equipment.

Superyacht Majesty 135 - Galley

Superyacht Majesty 135 - Galley

The cockpit has large seating area with 32’ flat screen TV, wet bar with ice maker and watertight access door to a companionway leading to the two crew aft cabins and from there to the engine room. The cockpit, besides being large and comfortable, is practical with safety features such as side access gates and concealed Maxwell hydraulic capstans and fairleads. There are also a remote steering and engine control docking station at the star-board side of the cockpit, as well as a further two situated each side of the pilot house forward.

The crew are well provided for with two sizable double aft crew cabins, both with en- suite facilities and a large galley and mess area. With an eye to electrical engineering reliability, this area also accommodates the electrical distribution panels, with easy access for the crew, avoiding the engine room, where they would be subject to both vibration and heat. A veritable suite of appliances adjacent to the crew area include high quality Miele washing machines and tumble driers. Machine use is well thought out in this yacht with two of each installed.

Motor yacht Majesty 135 - Dining

Motor yacht Majesty 135 - Dining

Entering the main saloon from the cockpit the Anigre veneer, which extends throughout the yacht, gives a light finish and a feel of understated elegance which will surely stand the test of time. The quality of the joinery is simply flawless throughout this yacht. Deep windows give panoramic views and provide light in abundance. If the sun becomes too much, electric blinds can be operated in an instant. Further forward is the dining area which can seat up to ten guests.  One is immediately impressed by the engraved crystal mural of the world on the forward main lounge bulkhead behind the dining table, a tasteful and highly original feature. Like almost all other components on the yacht, this is either manufactured in house or by local specialist suppliers who have developed their designs and products in line with Gulf Craft and Majesty Yachts requirements. To the uninitiated, this shows just how far Gulf Craft and the UAE, have progressed in recent years in the superyacht world.

A first for Majesty Yachts and an impressive feature, is the extending balcony on the starboard side of the saloon. This extension offers outboard access via sliding doors from the saloon to the platform, providing a fantastic space to view the ocean and watch the sun go down. The balcony is hydraulically operated and can take up to three people.

Super yacht Majesty 135 - Main Saloon

Super yacht Majesty 135 - Main Saloon

Accessible from the port side of the main saloon is the huge galley with a large oven and cooking range with fridges and freezers, again high quality Miele appliances are used throughout. Fitting for a yacht that may well spend a lot of its life cruising long distances, there is an enormous amount of cold storage capacity, not just in the galley area, but also down below. Accessible by a companion way from the galley is a walk- in deep freeze of 5.4 cubic metres capacity and a cold room of 4.55 cubic metres capacity. Once again the crew are well catered for with two en -suite crew cabins situated in the same area. Apart from the direct access to the external area via a pantograph door, a neat touch within the galley is a hidden door which allows access for the crew to the rest of the yacht without going through the guest dining area.

Moving forward on Majesty 135 yacht is the owner’s suite. Airy and light with the now familiar contemporary feel, this area is the ultimate in luxury. The en- suite is tastefully finished with marble in abundance for the washbasins and deck with shades of cappuccino onyx, rainforest brown and afyon sugar. All of the marble and corian on the Majesty Yachts 135 is cut to shape in the shipyard by computer controlled water jet cutting machines, another example of the vertical integration policy of the business to ensure an exceptional level of accuracy and finishing. Ample storage space is provided with full length wardrobes and cupboards all detailed to the highest standard.

Majesty 135 Yacht - Upper Saloon

Majesty 135 Yacht - Upper Saloon

Access to the four guest cabins on the deck below is from a stairwell just aft of the owner’s suite. This leads down to a lobby area with access to the four guest cabins, two being equipped with double berths and two with single berths. The aft two guest cabins are separated from the engine room by the en-suite facilities which ensure the noise level from the engine room aft is minimized. Examples of Majesty Yacht’s attention to detail are everywhere, including the illuminated hand rails, Novasuade covering to the walls in the stairwell and the walls in the lobby finished in Stolz leather with a beautiful sting ray pattern finish. The guest areas are not restricted in the use of marble either, with Yellow Onyx and Crema Marfil being used extensively on the deck, en-suite showers, sinks and vanity units.

The Piano lounge on the next level of the Majesty 135 incorporates a baby grand piano, which was played extensively during the yachts public showing at the Dubai International Boat Show. The lounge incorporates a semi -circular OLED 46 inch TV and has an attractive bar with a mini galley. Here a blue marble ‘azul bahia’ has been used with a pleasing effect for the bar counter and worktops.

Majesty 135 superyacht - Upper Deck Bar Counter

Majesty 135 superyacht - Upper Deck Bar Counter

Moving upwards once again it’s easy to lose an awareness of which deck one is on, this yacht is deceptively spacious for its size. Once on the sun deck it’s easy to see that this will be the centre of attraction when the weather is suitable. At the forward end is a walk around jacuzzi with retractable sun roof and aft a large wet bar with barbecue, ice box, chest freezer and fridge. At the aft end of the sun deck is a 1500 kilos capacity crane with space for a RHIB and two personal water craft.

The wheelhouse is accessible both internally and via side doors to the upper side decks. A fully comprehensive navigation fitted out with three Raymarine 19 inch multi display monitors at the central helm. The Captain has a well appointed cabin with en-suite accessible from the wheelhouse.

Motor yacht Majesty 135 - Owners Stateroom

Motor yacht Majesty 135 - Owners Stateroom

Majesty 135 superyacht - Owners En Suite

Majesty 135 superyacht - Owners En Suite

The Majesty 135 Yacht for the technically inclined

•             The Majesty 135 loaded displaces 263 tones on an overall length of 41.5 metres and beam of 8.1 metres

•             Power is provided by twin MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines rated at 2,600 hp

•             Cruising speed for efficient range is 16 knots giving a range of 1,100 nm. Maximum speed is  22 knots

•             A fuel capacity of 35,000 litres gives enough range to cruise from Dubai to the Maldives

•             Fresh water capacity 7,582 litres and two water makers with a capacity of 260 litres per hour each.

•             Generators are twin Kohler 80 kw each.

•             Air conditioning is provided by a central chilled water system with four chillers totaling 600,000 BTU capacity.

•             A TRAC 540 fin stabilizing system is fitted.

•             Manoeuvering at low speed is assisted by a hydraulic bow thruster of 100 hp capacity.

Technology and craftsmanship are essential components in building the Majesty 135 superyacht

Majesty Yachts noted that the global marine market started to change after 2007 with an increasing number of customers requiring their own interior designs. With the global market more competitive and the customer becoming King, yacht builders around the world could no longer ignore this trend if they wished to survive. At the same time considerable advances in technology appeared, allowing efficient and fast semi-custom work to be offered. Gulf Craft has been one of the leaders in this technology field. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) systems and machines have been progressively installed over the past 5 years. These systems allow the company to rapidly develop new layouts for customers at the design stage and complete accurate costings. Once approved by the customer, the designs are transformed into digital format so that the CAM machines can accurately and efficiently cut the joinery, marble, stainless steel and other components for installation on the yacht by a team of skilled craftsmen.

Majesty 135 superyacht - Double Guest Stateroom

Majesty 135 superyacht - Double Guest Stateroom

CAM machines used by Gulf Craft for its Majesty superyacht fleet include sophisticated state of the art water jet cutting equipment for stainless steel and marble, router cutting machines for joinery and veneering machines to produce the finest veneer finishes on interior joinery. Final finish is perfected using the latest spray booths and equipment for joinery before final assembly. The Gulf Craft strategy is to manufacture most of the components for its yachts and boats in house maintaining maximum control on delivery times and quality.

The Gulf Craft total workforce is now over 1,700 of which more than 50 staff are involved in the CAD and CAM systems development and operation. Despite the investment in technology, craft skills are still vital for the final assembly stages and Gulf Craft runs an extensive training and ongoing development scheme for its workforce.

Conclusion

With a successful thirty two year track record in boat building and many thousands of boats and yachts in service in markets around the world, Gulf Craft can feel justly proud of its latest Majesty 135 superyacht. Hard work and dedication have now firmly established the yard as a key player in the global boating business.

Not a company to rest on its laurels, Gulf Craft is increasingly focused on new boating markets in Asia. It has seen good results selling Majesty Yachts in China, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Despite the increased focus on exports, Mohamed Al Shaali is still aware that the Middle East home market is the core of the company’s business and his personal passion for boating in his home Gulf waters is as strong as ever. We can expect yet more new and interesting developments in the future, including the Majesty 155 yacht from Gulf Craft, a forwarding thinking company, that has thrived on the hard work and vision of its founder and the team he leads.

© Mike Derrett for Gulf Craft 12th April 2014

Additional images of motor yacht Sarp 46 by Sarp Yacht

October 02, 2014

Currently under construction, the luxury motor yacht Sarp 46 represents the first superyacht project of the Antalya-based manufacturer, Sarp Yacht. Boasting nicely flowing, well-proportioned and fresh lines, the 46m Sarp 46 yacht features naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team, while her exterior design is by O. Tanju Kalaycioglu. Below are some additional images of this beauty, kindly provided by Sarp Yacht.

Rendering of the new Sarp 46m Yacht by Sarp Yacht

Rendering of the new 46m Sarp 46 Yacht by Sarp Yacht

Sarp 46 Yacht from above

Sarp 46 Yacht from above

Motor yacht Sarp 46 - aft view

Motor yacht Sarp 46 - aft view

Superyacht Sarp 46 - front view

Superyacht Sarp 46 - front view

Sarp 46 superyacht by night

Sarp 46 superyacht by night

Luxury yacht Sarp 46 under construction

Luxury yacht Sarp 46 under construction

Sarp 46 Yacht in build

Sarp 46 Yacht in build

Superyacht Sarp 46 - aft view

Superyacht Sarp 46 - aft view

SILVERYACHTS at Monaco Yacht Show 2014 with model of 77m motor yacht SILVER FAST on display

October 02, 2014

SILVERYACHTS is delighted to announce that the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 has been a great success. During the event, which was held at Port Hercules in Monaco from September 24 to 27, the Australian company showcased the all-new 1:50 large yacht scale model of their 77m motor yacht SILVER FAST. Delivery of mega yacht SILVER FAST is planned for April 2015.

77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SILVERYACHTS

77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SILVERYACHTS

The Monaco Yacht Show exhibits 500 world leading luxury yachting companies: superyacht builders, brokerage houses, yacht designers, nautical suppliers, refit shipyards, luxury manufacturers and service providers, tenders or yachting federations and associations. It was a perfect event for SILVERYACHTS to present itself.

Superyacht SILVER FAST from above

Superyacht SILVER FAST from above

SILVER FAST Yacht - aft view

SILVER FAST Yacht - aft view

The new built 77 metre superyacht SILVER FAST was the center of focus of SILVERYACHTS’ participation of the show, of which the shipyard has showcased its new 1:50 large yacht scale model.

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST - front view

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST - front view

Aboard SILVER FAST superyacht

Aboard SILVER FAST superyacht

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST is the forth and most advanced ecofuel-efficient vessel in the ground-breaking silver series. Designed by Espen Oeino, SILVER FAST retains the super-sleek contour and unique hull lines of her much-prized predecessors but with a striking new all silver paint. A newly envisaged interior design package, expanded deck spaces, glass-fronted Jacuzzi, indoor-outdoor air conditioned dining area with wrap-around sliding glass panels and a sumptuously spacious saloon. The spacious beach club comes complete with spa, sauna and gym.

SILVER FAST Yacht - Saloon

SILVER FAST Yacht - Saloon

Super yacht SILVER FAST

Super yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury motor yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury motor yacht SILVER FAST

SILVER FAST superyacht achieves unbeaten tops speeds close to 29 knots and a range of 4500 nautical miles at 18 knots or 6000 nautical miles at 14 knots. Australia to Europe in just 21 days – one fuel stop.

61m CRN 133 Motor Yacht SARAMOUR

October 02, 2014

CRN, the renowned Italian luxury yacht brand of the Ferretti Group, specialising in the build of fully-custom steel and aluminium megayachts between 40 and 90 metres, launched the 61m CRN 133 motor yacht SARAMOUR in March, 2014, following her construction at the historical Ancona shipyard in Italy. Super yacht SARAMOUR represents a magnificent outcome of an excellent synergy between the Owner and the shipyard. Naval design and engineering have been done by the CRN Technical Department, while the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio were responsible for her exterior and interior design, with interiors created in close collaboration with CRN Interiors and Design Department.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR cruising

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR cruising

The vessel was entirely built in Ancona. It has an overall length of 61.3 metres and a beam of 10.20 metres and develops over 5 decks plus a sub lower deck. Luxury yacht Saramour features 5 guest cabins – 2 suites, 2 VIP cabins and the Master Stateroom – thereby accommodating 10 passengers, as well as 14 crew members. This new yacht stands out for her classical-modern style, “scattered with” design elements that draw inspiration from the automotive sector, the typical mark of Francesco Paszkowski Design. The exterior profile is characterised by harmonious lines and a timeless design style that flawlessly and consistently blends together the various elements, resulting in an all-pervasive sense of aesthetic harmony that is further enhanced by the polished white and light grey shades of the hull.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  from above

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR from above

Minimal style has been chosen for the interiors, where curved lines, light and fluid spaces and recurrent design elements result in a great aesthetic consistency throughout the yacht. Minimalism and sobriety characterise all furniture and furnishings, a solution also aimed at visually “ making room” for the precious works of art personally chosen by the Owner to turn the yacht into a large “art gallery” that reflects the Owner’s passion and taste.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  - Solarium

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Solarium

Harmonious colour choices pervade the spacious interiors too, where the warmth of Canaletto walnut has been combined with burgundy lacquered wood and the elegance of Thala Beige natural marble. The co-existence of these three colour shades is a recurrent theme that unravels across the entire yacht.

CRN Super Yacht SARAMOUR

CRN Super Yacht SARAMOUR

This vessel is characterised by details and design solutions that ensure a constant, direct contact with the sea, like the beach club on the lower deck – with the aft door that, opening, turns into a beach at the sea level with a fully-equipped solarium – and the balcony on the upper deck, allowing to enjoy the magnificent view of the sea even when cruising.

SARAMOUR yacht - Main Saloon

SARAMOUR yacht - Main Saloon

The SARAMOUR yacht can be accessed aft through the large and comfortable cockpit on the main deck, featuring a guest lounge in bright, lively colours. Stepping in, guests are welcomed to the main salon, where the walls and floors in Canaletto walnut wonderfully match the lacquered burgundy of some pieces of furniture and the Thala Beige marble used in the wall recesses. This generally sober colour atmosphere is occasionally interrupted by the sudden explosion of colours of some accessories, such as the bright yellow of the sofa standing by the entrance.

Luxury yacht SARAMOUR - Main Saloon Dining

Luxury yacht SARAMOUR - Main Saloon Dining

The salon has been conceived as a large open space, without any partitions dividing the dining area from the living area, which is even more precious thanks to centuries-old Persian rugs. An area devoted to socialisation, furnished with stylishly arranged sofas and armchairs, adds style consistency to the entire room; a concealing 55″ screen TV set that can be lowered from the ceiling panel can be found after the dining area, featuring a custom-made table with a Murano glass top supported by a lacquered burgundy metal frame. seating 12 people.

In the central part of the yacht is a circular lobby with a glass lift for the guests, connecting all decks; an aerial winding staircase, specifically designed to let the light shine through the suspended steps, runs around the lift. Colour contrasts and the presence of LED lights on each step make this area particularly airy, bright and charming.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Galley

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Galley

Walking towards the bow, to portside, is the wide professional galley, with a fully-custom central island, featuring the same colour shades of the guest areas. Walking further, on the starboard side, sinuous lines that run through the sea view balcony area mark the entrance to the exclusive guest apartment, consisting of a suite connected to an adjoining living room. The furniture, the décor and the works of art that embellish this area strike the eye and create a pleasant colour harmony “playing” with the bright colours and the warm shades of the fabrics.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  - Lower Deck Suite

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Lower Deck Suite

The aft area on the lower deck hosts the beach club, a true peaceful ‘oasis’ devoted to relaxation. The aft door opens up to reveal a solarium decorated with patterns whose colours draw inspiration from the sea landscape. This area is fitted with all comforts: a TV lounge, comfortable chaise lounge, an icemaker, a refrigerator and a shower. The two symmetrical garages can fit two large tenders (an 8.20-metre Riva Iseo and a 6.40-metre Castoldi). Beyond them are the control room and the engine room.

Superyacht Saramour - Main Deck VIP

Superyacht Saramour - Main Deck VIP

The central part of the vessel includes a suite and two VIP cabins. The former is a true masterpiece in terms of style and original solutions: in this full-beam cabin the bed area and the bathroom are not separate, but have simply been divided by a see-through glazed surface with a Venetian blind, which creates fascinating, warm light effects. The conversation area located in the middle of the cabin is furnished with cider-shade armchairs with burgundy stitching and a coffee table with a glass top. The suite is completed by a large walk-in wardrobe with marble walls. Walking past the central lobby, access is gained to the other two VIP cabins, mirroring each other, both with ensuite head, a lounge, and a concealing TV set that can be lowered from the ceiling.

SARAMOUR yacht - VIP suite lounge

SARAMOUR yacht - VIP suite lounge

The fore part of the yacht, starting halfway through the vessel, hosts the crew quarters, which include the day area, a full-beam relaxation area and dinette, and the night area, with 6 twin ensuite cabins at the extreme bow. From the dinette, an internal service staircase leads directly to the sub lower deck, where the laundry, the pantry and the technical area are located.

Saramour yacht - Owner Suite

Saramour yacht - Owner Suite

For the first time ever on a CRN vessel of this size, the upper deck of Saramour yacht is entirely devoted to the Owner, allowing him to enjoy cruising and onboard life at best and in the utmost privacy. The cockpit comprises a large, refined outdoor dining area, conceived to ensure that the Owner and his guests can enjoy their meals with a magnificent panoramic view over the sea.

SARAMOUR superyacht owner's studio

SARAMOUR superyacht owner's studio

The spacious salon is bright and stylish and is characterised by the soft colours of the furniture and décor, interrupted only by the burgundy shade of the partition that serves as a ‘wing’ with an integrated TV set, adding a unique touch to the entire room. Towards the bow is the master stateroom, separated from the lobby by a C-shaped concealing glazing activated by the simple touch of a button – a design solution that has been implemented specifically to allow all guests to move around the various decks and use the wellness and fitness areas and the sun deck without affecting the Owner’s privacy in the least. In line with traditional layouts, the master cabin is located at the extreme bow.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  - Owners Spa Pool

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Owners Spa Pool

It is a fully open space and, thanks to an elegant sliding door, it opens up onto a private deck with a square swimming pool, decorated with a light blue and white mosaic, and side sun pads. The swimming pool – lined in bent teak obtained from a special hand processing – can be covered, if necessary, and converted into a large sunbathing area. The area in front of the swimming pool, fitted with a central glazing, allows to see the water and the mosaic, which becomes even more fascinating when it is illuminated.

SARAMOUR Yacht - Upper Deck owners bathroom

SARAMOUR Yacht - Upper Deck owner's bathroom

The Owner’s head is very impressive too. It features a beautiful white oval bathtub and a large shower with glazed walls. The shower is decorated with a refined gold leaf and burgundy flours mosaic. The Owner’s area is completed by the office and the walk-in wardrobe; these rooms are even more precious thanks to various works of art and stylish décor elements.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - gymnasium

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - gymnasium

With her 61 metres in length, motor yacht Saramour can boast an additional deck, the fly deck, conceived for the guests’ fitness and maximum onboard wellbeing. A wide sunbathing area can be found at the extreme stern, furnished with comfortable chaise lounges and a lounge area that can be converted into a helipad for the touch-and-go landing of a helicopter weighing up to 3 tons. Inside, the fitness area is fitted with Technogym training equipment and a massage bed that can also be easily moved outdoor and a wellness area with Turkish bath. The wide glazed ceiling makes this area very bright and airy. From the interiors, this area can be accessed via a long corridor characterised by a wavy movement and finely decorated with a mosaic depicting the sea.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  - Wheel house

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Wheel house

The Captain’s cabin is located in the central part of the vessel; on the left there is a staff-crew cabin with Pullman beds, followed by the pilot station with a central console allowing to walk around it and offering a 180° view on the sea. This area is completed by the control dashboard, the radio station, and the entertainment and home automation system rack room.

The entire audio-video entertainment and home automation system (curtains, lights, air conditioning), developed by CRN in cooperation with Videoworks, can be easily controlled by user-friendly iPad and iPadMini devices.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Jacuzzi

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Jacuzzi

From the fly deck access is gained to the sun deck via a carbon external ladder. Besides being extremely stylish, carbon ensures incredible lightness to the ladder frame, which can thus be lifted, allowing the crew to access the storage compartments below it. A large round Jacuzzi with sunbathing area has been installed in the central part of the sun deck, sheltered by the main mast, and an additional sunbathing area can be found towards the bow.

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR  - Sun Deck

CRN Motor Yacht SARAMOUR - Sun Deck

The Saramour superyacht is equipped with two 3512 C-C 1230 kW@1800 rpm Caterpillar engines that push her to a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.

Technical details

Certifictions: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

LR  100 – A1 – SSC – “Y”, MONO, G6, LMC UMS (Unmanned Machinery Space)

MCA LY2 Compliance

CRN Project Manager: Gianluca Ciniero

M/Y CRN 133 Surveyor: Pietro Tommasi

Naval Architects: CRN Engineering department

Exterior design: Francesco Paszkowski Design

Interior design: CRN Interiors and Design department and Francesco Paszkowski Design

New European speed record set by Ampere 5.5 tender to motor yacht NONO

October 02, 2014

Based in Croatia, Abel Yachts has recently set a new European speed record with their LightWave Ampere 5.5 metre fully fitted out tender to Admiral Impero 37 RPH motor yacht Nono. Witnessed and certified by the Croatian Register of Shipping, the new record for Unlimited Electric Runabout is now set at 32,9 knots.

The Ampere 5.5 tender to luxury yacht NONO

The Ampere 5.5 tender to Admiral Impero 37 RPH luxury yacht NONO

Unlike previous records, the Ampere 5.5 tender to superyacht Nono is a fully fitted out boat, ready to be delivered and to host two passengers on board.

Admiral Impero 37 Yacht NONO in the drydock

Admiral Impero 37 Yacht NONO

Constructed almost entirely from carbon pre-preg, the all-electric Ampere luxury yacht tender weighs only 1,020kg. The power comes from an emission free 100-kilowatt UQM 140 HP electric motor fed by a 50 kwh lithium ion battery pack.

The Ampere super yacht tender has a range of 20 nm at full power, 40 nm at 20 knots, and over 80nm at 6 knots.

Photos: Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 coming back from sea trials in the North Sea

October 02, 2014

Launched by Mulder Shipyard in July 2014, the brand new Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 is a beautiful 30,5m full aluminium vessel, superbly penned by Guido De Groot Design. Below are the photos showing the Mulder 98 Flybridge motor yacht YN 1391 on the New Waterway near Hoek van Holland, when coming back from her sea trials in the North Sea, successfully completed yesterday, on October 1, 2014. She was photographed by Kees Torn.

Mulder 98 Yacht YN 1391 - Photo by Kees Torn

Mulder 98 Yacht YN 1391 - Photo by Kees Torn

The custom built interior of the new Mulder 98 Flybridge yacht YN 1391 provides lovely and comfortable accommodation in 4 cabins. There is the owner’s stateroom, as well as one VIP suite and two guest cabins, each with its own shower and toilet. In addition, the vessel boasts a magnificent and spacious saloon, with a dining area for eight people.

Mulder 98 motor yacht YN 1391 - Photo by Kees Torn

Mulder 98 motor yacht YN 1391 - Photo by Kees Torn

The 98-foot luxury yacht YN 1391 by Mulder is run by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, with a capacity of 1600 hp each, giving a top speed of 22 knots. The 6,90-meter wide yacht has a fuel capacity of 17,000 litres, providing a transatlantic range of 4,500 nm at a speed of ten knots. Mulder 98 Flybridge YN 1391 is built in accordance with RINA Classification.

Mulder 98 Flybridge Yacht YN 1391 - Image credit to Kees Torn

Mulder 98 Flybridge Yacht YN 1391 - Image credit to Kees Torn

Mulder 98 Flybridge super yacht YN 1391 - Image credit to Kees Torn

Mulder 98 Flybridge super yacht YN 1391 - Image credit to Kees Torn