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DAMEN Launches 55m Yacht Support Vessel NEW FRONTIERS

July 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Last week the Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN launched the 55m Yachts Support Vessel named ‘NEW FRONTIERS.’ The new model of the successful yacht support vessel range by DAMEN features lavish accommodation for her owner and guests, as well comfortable cruising experience. NEW FRONTIERS is scheduled for delivery in September and will make her first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show, which will be held from 27 to 30 September.

DAMEN launched NEW FRONTIERS

DAMEN launched NEW FRONTIERS

“NEW FRONTIERS is ripping up the rule book. It’s still a Yacht Support vessel, but you can’t put this vessel into one category or another – and that reflects exactly the wishes of our clients. They want their holiday to be about freedom and spontaneity – NEW FRONTIERS makes that possible. Whether it’s a weekend dive adventure trip away from their superyacht or enjoying two locations at once linked by helicopter, it’s all about unforgettable experiences and freedom. We’re very excited to introduce NEW FRONTIERS in Monaco,” comments Commercial Director Rose Damen.

DAMEN launched NEW FRONTIERS

DAMEN launched NEW FRONTIERS

NEW FRONTIERS represents the fast-growing superyacht support vessel niche, with a total of 11 vessels being built or have been delivered. High demand for the yacht support vessels has been justified by their flexibility and capability and easy maintenance when it comes to luxury yachting. Thus, NEW FRONTIERS PROVIDES opulent accommodation, which consists of the owner’s suite on the main deck, and three guest staterooms. Among superbly designed living spaces there is a large lounge, a dining area, a 50 sq m sundeck. There is also enough room for a crew of 4, pilots, security and guides. Low noise and vibration in guest areas provide comfortable cruising experience. What is more, this yacht support vessel has a reduced draft, which allows cruising in the shallow waters.

Launch of NEW FRONTIERS – DAMEN Yacht Support from Amels on Vimeo.

DAMEN shipyard launches NEW FRONTIERS

DAMEN shipyard launches NEW FRONTIERS

Afte Adventure Centre offers a helipad, ample storage facilities and a Performance knuckle-boom deck crane with a capacity of 12 tonnes. NEW FRONTIERS has a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 5,000 nm.

Motor Yacht Bill & Me Launched at Baltic Yachts

July 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Baltic Yachts announced the launch of the 23.77m motor yacht Bill & Me (Project MY78). Her plum bow and metallic look were designed by German Frers, while the interior design is a work of Design Unlimited

Bill and Me - Baltic Yachts

Bill and Me – Baltic Yachts

Bill & Me accommodates guests in 3 cabins: owner’s suite and two guests cabins located amidships.

At 23.77m, Bill & Me has ample etxterio spaces, suitable for relaxation and sunbathing. There are two salons, which provide guests with lovely spaces both for lounging and  dining.

The shipyard has recently delivered it’s brand new sailing yacht Pink Gin VI, which is now cruising the Mediterranean. Another sailing yacht built by Baltic Yachts, My Song, received recognition at the World Superyacht Awards 2017 in the category “Sailing Yachts 30m to 39.9m”.

Find our more about superyachts built by Baltic Yachts here.

Fipa Group Launched Motor Yacht Harmony

July 11, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian shipbuilder Fipa Group launched the new 36m Maiora yacht Harmony.

Fipa Group launched Maiora yacht Harmony

Fipa Group launched Maiora yacht Harmony

She was built to RINA standards and has a GRP hull, as well as a raised pilothouse. Unusually large interior volumes for a yacht of her length, Harmony feature a lovely main deck salon, where her ten guests can unwind in style with a glass of champagne, or watch a favourite movie at night after a day of adventure. Mouth-watering meals onboard Harmony are served at the formal dining area, also located on the main deck. The is an option for alfresco dining on the sun deck, which also hosts a Jacuzzi, bar and luxurious seating.

Maiora motor yacht Harmony

Maiora motor yacht Harmony

Powered by two MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines, wich allows her to reach a top speed of 30 knots. Harmony cruises at a speed of 12 knots, while her stabilisers provide comfortable cruising experience for the guests aboard.

Harmony accommodates a total of 10 guests, assisted by a crew of 5. The main deck master cabin has a walk-in wardrobe,  a study and a fold-oud terrace.

There are some lovely Maiora yachts built by Fipa Group, which you can charter now. Take a look at motor yacht Level C (ex. Melina C) or Hunter. If you require any further information or would like to secure a yacht for charter, please contact our charter brokers.

Tansu Yachts Launched Superyacht Esosh aka Project Echo-R

July 10, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyacht Project Echo-R was launched by Tansu Yachts earlier this summer and named Esosh. The new 39.10-metre luxury vessel was built according to the naval architecture developed by Diana Yacht Design. Esosh is now undergoing her sea trials and will be ready for delivery in late July.

Tansu superyacht Esosh

Tansu superyacht Esosh

Tansu’s in-house design team created Eshos’s beautiful wood and epoxy hull and superstructure. Motor yacht Eshos boats military exterior design, round portholes and a vertical bow, which resemble Tansus’s famous superyacht Sexy Fish.

Motor Yacht Sexy Fish - Tansu Yachts - exterior profile

Motor Yacht Sexy Fish – Tansu Yachts

Eshos provides accommodation for a total of 8 guests. There is a large owner’s cabin, a VIP suite and two double cabins. There is also plenty of space for dining, relaxation and lounging.

Superyacht Eshos can store two tenders and a jet ski, which can be easily launched by her twin davit cranes on the aft deck. There is also a swim platform for easy access to the water.

We will be bringing you more details about this superyacht, as more information becomes available.

ISA announces launch of Sport 120 motor yacht Clorinda in Ancona

July 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

ISA has announced the successful launch of the 11th hull in its Sport 120 series: 37m superyacht CLORINDA, on the 5th of July.

37m superyacht CLORINDA at launch. Photo credit ISA Yachts

37m superyacht CLORINDA at launch. Photo credit ISA Yachts

Work on CLORINDA commenced in October 2016 and she is the first yacht to be completed at the new Ancona shipyard, which was acquired by ISA less than a year ago. Awarded the Millennium Yacht Design Award (MYDA), the strong performing Sport 120 line combines an athletic appearance with enduring sophistication, balancing indoor and outdoor space with ambient environments.

ISA Yachts CEO Guiseppe Palumbo commented on the recent launch and what superyacht CLORINDA means to the company:

“The launch of M/Y Clorinda has a huge symbolic value for ISA: This is a first goal and we want to deem it as a good wish, and a sign of a true rebirth and transition towards a brand new course. A course which we started in a very quick time.

“Since its foundation in 2001, ISA Yachts has been a synonym of innovation, quality, style and excellence of “Made In Italy”. These are the very values upon which we are building our future strategy of development, with the goal to confirm a leadership position among the top world superyacht builders”.

Luxury yacht CLORINDA will debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show in Monte-Carlo, both taking place in September.

40m superyacht SAGE hits water at ADMIRAL in Italy

July 03, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The fourth in the successful ‘Impero’ series, M/Y SAGE hit the water in Italy and was christened SAGE. The 40-metre was launched following her sister ships: CACOS V, now GIRAUD (2013), NONO (2014) and TREMENDA (2016).

MY SAGE hits water in Italy

MY SAGE hits water in Italy

The exterior lines are sporty and masculine, with sharp contours and large volumes, both on the inside as well as around her exterior decks. The exterior design was created by renowned Luca Dini Design, while the interiors are the work of GMC Design – Architect Gian Marco Campanino working together with the design team at the Admiral shipyard.

SAGE is all aluminium constructed and reaches a maximum speed of 20 knots. Her draft allows her to cruise in shallow waters, making her perfect for a range of locations and charter destinations.

The master suite is situated on the main deck, in the bow section and offers fantastic panoramic views. Additional guest cabins (four) are located on the lower deck.

Motor yacht SAGE launched by Admiral

Motor yacht SAGE launched by Admiral

Thanks to the large panoramic windows, the main saloon provides a huge amount of natural light as well as great views of the yacht’s surroundings. Same applies to the adjacent formal dining area, which has been fitted with huge panoramic windows as well.

SAGE superyacht gets launched by Admiral

SAGE superyacht gets launched by Admiral

One of the main features and a popular area for guests is the spacious sun deck, and ideal space for relaxation and sunbathing.

SAGE during her launch

SAGE during her launch

SAGE’s beam-wide garage is accessible through the beach club and is equipped with a lateral hull full-size door and a special crane to launch the main tender. The garage also provides access to the machinery area through a control room, which normally is not found on a yacht of this size.

SAGE being launched in Italy

SAGE being launched in Italy

Attention as also been paid to the way the crew quarters were designed, where the pantry offers a large kitchen with natural light, a laundry room, a cabin for the yacht’s owner and two cabins for the crew; all located at the bow.

From the galley, situated on the main deck, both the crew and the guests have access to the bridge deck providing great visibility for the captain allowing for easy manoeuvrability in navigation or during mooring operations.

47M Heesen yacht BOOK ENDS delivered 

June 16, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Built as YN 17947 by Heesen Yachts, luxury yacht BOOK ENDS was delivered to her proud Owner on 13th June 2017. Measuring 47 metres with a displacement below 500GT, she was constructed for an experienced yachtsman from America who will now enjoy cruising aboard his new vessel exploring the Mediterranean this summer, followed by Atlantic crossing to participate in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

BOOK ENDS photographed by night - credit Heesen Yachts

BOOK ENDS photographed by night – credit Heesen Yachts

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects was in charge of her beautiful classic contemporary exterior design, while Banneberg & Rowell were responsible for her luscious interior inspired by kinetic energy.

BOOK ENDS main saloon - credit Heesen Yachts

BOOK ENDS main saloon – credit Heesen Yachts

On the way to Gibraltar at the moment, BOOK ENDS’ Captain comments on the brand-new vessel: “It feels very safe as Book Ends’ structure is solid – Dutch solid! The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands immediately. The use of the large rudders in conjunction with the power steering unit makes for a very quick reaction when the steering tiller is moved, even the slightest amount. We can’t wait to welcome the Owners on board their new home away from home!”

BOOK ENDS is powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 Diesel engines reaching a top speed of 15.6 knots at sea trials and a transatlantic range of 4000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Superyacht Delivery: 74m M/Y AURORA by Lurssen handed over to her Owners

June 14, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One of the highly-anticipated deliveries of this season has taken place, with the 74-metre motor yacht AURORA having been handed over to her Owner, just in time for the summer holidays. Built by one of the most respected shipyards, Lurssen, with exterior and interior design by Winch Design, AURORA was created with immaculate perfection and attention to detail.

AURORA under way - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA under way – Photo Klaus Jordan

The delivery has taken place following her successful sea trials that concluded at the end of May in the Baltic Sea. She will soon leave for her maiden voyage with the Owners discovering the Mediterranean’s best yachting locations in the comfort and luxury of their new “home-away-from-home”.

The yacht was designed with intimacy in mind, incorporating many personal details and spaces, as desired by the Owners who are planning on cruising with their family. This is reflected throughout the entire vessel and all the decks.

Aurora features rich mahogany and stainless steel materials providing her with a timeless appeal, reminiscent of transatlantic liners.

AURORA running shot profile - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA running shot profile – Photo Klaus Jordan

“Aurora has her own authentic charm; she is a modern interpretation of an old classic, with a number of innovative features such as a large portlight to the main staircase and custom, state-of-the-art exterior lighting across each deck. Numerous remarkable artworks can be found on the bridge deck, which also features an aft bar for entertaining.” As described by Lurssen shipyard.

AURORA running shot aerial - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA running shot aerial – Photo Klaus Jordan

The interior is inspired by the 1900s Art Deco era and important artists and designers from the same period. The accommodation includes a beautiful master suite, featuring antique artworks, while each guest cabins was designed with unique characteristics. One of the most significant and imposing areas aboard is the full-width sky lounge.

The owner of the yacht was heavily involved in the design and build process of the superyacht and Moran Yacht & Ship were involved as the owner’s project manager.

Luxury Catamaran Sunreef 88DD Launched in Poland

June 06, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Announced at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2016, the double deck catamaran project 88DD has now been completed: the first catamaran 88 from the Double Deck series hit the water at Sunreef‘s shipyard in Gdansk, Poland.

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD launched

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD launched

This 26.82-metre yacht features a multi-hull, which was designed by the in-house team. The yacht has a mezzanine level inside the main deck and a master cabin of a generous size with panoramic views in the bow part of the yacht.

Sunreef Yacht 88DD

Sunreef Yacht 88DD

The Sunreef 88 Double Deck incorporates the features considered to be highly important for superyacht buyers these days: luxury, privacy and performance. Catamaran Sunreef 88DD offers a huge living space of 300 sqm, normally found on yachts of a much large size.

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD

The helm station, relaxation and alfresco dining areas are placed on the flybridge. The cockpit hosts a dining area for ten guests.

Sunreef offers fully customised interior layout to suit clients’ preferences. Lavish accommodation is provided for 12 guests in lovely cabins.

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD

Sunreef Catamaran 88DD

Power comes from a pair of 425hp engines. The total fuel capacity of the yacht is 8,000 lines.

Luxury catamarans are gaining popularity in the charter market. There are some incredible charter catamarans, which you can secure now.

48m luxury yacht Andiamo launched by Baglietto

June 05, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Baglietto has announced the launch of 48m/157ft aluminium displacement yacht ANDIAMO at its shipyard in La Spezia along the Italian Riviera.

Motor yacht ANDIAMO - Built and recently launched by Baglietto

Motor yacht ANDIAMO – Built and recently launched by Baglietto

Built for a Mexican owner, motor yacht ANDIAMO features over 350m² of living spaces from interior and exterior designer Francesco Paszkowski Design, who worked in conjunction with architect Margherita Casprini to create an interior and exterior layout in line with the owner’s vision.

The opulent and contemporary living areas use onyx and lacquered ebony, while a central winding staircase connecting the three decks is made of leather and steel. Among her amenities is a cinema room located on the upper deck that opens out onto two side terraces. As well as alfresco dining on the upper deck aft, the sundeck features an infinity pool with waterfall, an alternative alfresco dining area, a barbeque, grill and bar for refreshments while sunbathing forward of the sundeck.

Superyacht ANDIAMO represents a marked progression for Baglietto on the previous 46m/150ft model on which she is based, increasing visibility from the bridge deck helm through ‘reverse’ glazing and also moving the tender garage forward of the beach club for greater guest living space when in use.

M/Y ANDIAMO will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer before making her public debut in September at the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows.