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Dynamiq yachts launches 35 metre superyacht GTT 115

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dynamiq Yachts has announced the launch of the GTT 115 ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place from the 27th-30th of September. Built in collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche, the GTT 115 follows Dynamiq Yachts’s design principle of building next-generation yachts:

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

“Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler, CEO of Studio F. A. Porsche.

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

“The launch is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market,” commented Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov.

“GTT 115 is undoubtedly the most advanced superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show with her round-bilge hull form, podded propulsion, Hull Vane and exclusively developed stabilization system with 4 fins and interceptors. Her bespoke hybrid system with 3 variable-speed generators are tributes to our strong belief in the sustainable future of yachting…We decided to limit production to 7 units to make the GTT 115 a true collector’s item.”

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

The 35 metre GTT 115 is capable of cruising at 21 knots and has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. She will be available for viewing in front of the Monaco Yacht Club, where Dynamiq has an exclusive showroom. 39m/128ft superyacht JETSETTER will also be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, and a tender will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two superyachts.

Pershing 9x launched and named ‘Najati’

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 28m/92ft Pershing 9x motor yacht was launched shortly before the Cannes Yachting Festival and named ‘NAJATI’.

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

Designed on the Pershing 92 from which 12 hulls were made, the Pershing 9x provides owners with 4 cabins (1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins) for up to 8 guests and a spacious salon layout complete with forward formal dining area. “It’s a huge vessel that looks small,” commented Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, “and that’s what makes it fantastic.”

Poltrona Frau and Antonio Luppi have furnished the contemporary interior for sporty NAJATI, and the former designer is celebrating a ten-year partnership anniversary with Pershing.

Although the Pershing 9x has retained the wings of the Pershing 92 superstructure, many changes to the design have been implemented: There is a larger cockpit with a generous sunpad to match, and carbon-fibre has been used throughout.

Video credit: Pershing

Capable of a top speed of 42 knots and a cruising speed of 38 knots with a range of 380 nautical miles, NAJATI is an ideal island-hopping vessel that will make use of her Twin MTU 16V2000 M96L engines and 9,000 litre fuel capacity.

NAJATI is one of three hulls in the Pershing 9x line that have been built and sold to date, with a fourth hull in the advanced stages of construction.

Feadship launches dive-focussed custom superyacht Samaya

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Feadship has announced the launch of 69m/226ft expedition yacht SAMAYA, a custom vessel designed for world-wide cruising and diving in some of the world’s most remote and unexplored regions.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Created to a brief that called for autonomous function for extended periods at sea, superyacht SAMAYA epitomises the purpose of an explorer yacht and will head into uncharted regions with the goal of enabling scientists and the media to draw attention to rare and exotic species and the critical environments that they inhabit.

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

Among her facilities is a dedicated dive room in the stern that features a teal coloured floor, a metal and wood ceiling and plenty of space for a nitrox-enriched air system and benches and shelves placed for efficient operations.

To reach dive spots surrounded by reefs or mangroves that SAMAYA cannot enter, there are 2 tenders of 8.8m and 7.2m respectively. These will be stored in a main deck tender garage and launched through large side doors.
To aid in recovery from a dive, the main deck aft features a flat-bottomed plunge pool that can be heated to aid in the body’s recovery from cold-water dives. The interiors can also be heated up to 30°C instead of the usual 25°C for the same reason.

The living spaces are styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon with influences from multiple cultures that hold a fondness for the owner, including an ethnic lounge on the bridge deck that also acts as a media room for playing recently recorded dives. The guest suites were designed for and by the owner’s children and boast bespoke furnishings and individualised colour schemes.

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA - Mast

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA – Mast

The sundeck has been designed to provide a large platform for receiving large numbers of guests and the extensive outdoor space is crowned with two resting beds placed against the mast arch. With their own ventilation system, this resting spot can be closed off from the rest of the world by a curtain to create a quiet alcove after an underwater adventure.

Completed in less than three years, superyacht SAMAYA represents the strong work ethic and technical capabilities of a world-renowned luxury yacht builder. Feadship director Bas Nederpelt remembers meeting with the client to discuss the brief:

“After joining us at the 2014 [Monaco Yacht Show], the client came straight to the Netherlands with Joshua Lee from Lee Marine to see our facilities on the Sunday after the event and discuss a high-speed motor yacht with a large open sun deck.

“They then spent Monday and Tuesday with the in-house design and naval architect team at Feadship De Voogt translating the client’s fascinating ideas into the initial design. After several design iterations a Letter of Intent was signed on the Tuesday evening.”

SAMAYA’s owner was closely involved with each stage of production, and took part in monthly meetings that lasted several days to produce a superyacht closely matched to the requirements of the owner and the family.

Similar to a conch shell, SAMAYA has a pale white primary coating with a pink hue that is most noticeable at sunrise and sunset. A stripe of teal marks her waterline and the colour is linked to the memory of a rare blue-green fish the owner once came into contact with while diving. The silhouette of a back-lit manta ray completes the maritime theme and reaffirms the owner’s commitment to conservation.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA - Exterior

Expedition yacht SAMAYA – Exterior

The maritime theme continues with the flowing exterior hull shape and a giant back-lit manta ray symbol on fashion plates which reflects the owner’s commitment to conserving this endangered species.

“The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating,” Feadship De Voogt designer Jan Schaffers explains. “Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark.”

Superyacht SEMAYA is expected to be seen cruising in Asia and the South Pacific, where the owner often resides: Look out for her this winter season.

Second Mediterraneo 116′ superyacht launched by Benetti

September 04, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Benetti has announced that the second Mediterraneo 116′ superyacht, Hull BM002, was launched earlier in August at their facilities in Viareggio.

Benetti BM002 Mediterraneo 116' - Due for delivery in October

Benetti BM002 Mediterraneo 116′ – Due for delivery in October

Giorgio Maria Cassetta created the exterior styling, while the owner’s designer worked in collaboration with Benetti to complete the interiors with a personalised layout and appearance. the sporty silhouette of the exterior is complemented by a light and airy interior, further enhanced through the application of glazed and reflective surfaces and a crystal glass door.

Comfort and an emphasis on naturally lit spaces were key concepts when designing her interior and exterior living areas, and outside there are two large dining areas, with the upper deck providing a table over 6 metres in length, along with outdoor lounges with plush sofas and armchairs and sun loungers to rest and unwind in the warmth.

The main deck interior benefits from an open plan layout to form a spacious interior for dining and entertaining, which is made all the better by the 3m/10ft windows connecting guests to the outside world.

Accommodation consists of a full-beam Master suite located in the bow of the main deck, while the 4 lower deck guest cabins consist of 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins that each have a Pullman bed. A crew of seven is provided for over 3 cabins and the Captain’s cabin close to the helm station on the upper deck.

The Mediterraneo 116′ motor yacht BM002 is expected for delivery in October.

CMB Project Miracle motor yacht launched and renamed Liquid Sky

August 28, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

On the 24th of August, CMB Yachts launched their 46.5m/152ft luxury yacht code-named PROJECT MIRACLE, which now bears the name LIQUID SKY.

Superyacht LIQUID SKY (ex. PROJECT MIRACLE) - Built by CMB Yachts

Superyacht LIQUID SKY (ex. PROJECT MIRACLE) – Built by CMB Yachts

Built to RINA classification, superyacht LIQUID SKY features the exterior styling talents of Espen Oeino and an interior created by Beril Başaran from Artebel Design.

One of the unique exterior features of CMB Yachts’s latest superyacht is her beach club, which features a door made of tinted curving glass.

Motor yacht LIQUID SKY - Preparing for launch

Motor yacht LIQUID SKY – Preparing for launch

A pair of 1,450HP CAT C32 engines provide a top speed of 15 knots and when cruising at 10 knots, she has a range of 3,000 nautical miles. With a beam of almost 9m/29ft, she is streamlined for better performance in rougher sea conditions, while a draft of 2.5m/8ft allows her closer access to secluded beaches and sheltered bays throughout the Mediterranean and beyond.

Bird's eye view of the new luxury yacht LIQUID SKY from CMB Yachts

Bird’s eye view of the new luxury yacht LIQUID SKY from CMB Yachts

Sleeping up to 10 guests over 5 cabins, her accommodation is arranged with 1 Owner’s suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins, while a crew of 9 will be accommodated to ensure a smooth cruising experience and excellent service.

Motor yacht LIQUID SKY will undergo sea trials before making her public debut in Bodrum this September. Her busy schedule will then take her across the Atlantic to arrive in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running from the 1st-5th of November.

Feadship hull 696 unveiled at Aalsmeer shipyard

August 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Over the weekend, the fourth Feadship superyacht of 2017 left the shed in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. Currently known as hull 696, the 69m/227ft luxury yacht will be officially launched shortly, when she will also be named.

Hull 696 emerged from the facilities at Aalsmeer over the weekend. Photo credit - Feadship

Hull 696 emerged from the facilities at Aalsmeer over the weekend. Photo credit – Feadship

Feadship has already released some details about the secretive build: the naval architecture and exterior styling are by De Voogt, and Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for her interior design. Accommodation is arranged over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 4 other guest cabins. She will have a complement of 16 crew and diving equipment will be among her water toys.

Hull 696 will be officially launched and named shortly. Photo credit - Feadship

Hull 696 will be officially launched and named shortly. Photo credit – Feadship

The latest Feadship motor yacht is capable of a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 16.4 knots from 2 CAT 3512 C engines. Her beam is 11.4m/37.5ft wide for spacious interiors and her draft of 3.4m/11.2ft

Hatteras launches its first Hatteras 90 motor yacht

August 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Hatteras has announced the launch of the first hull in its latest line, the Hatteras 90.

Hatteras 90 motor yacht concept. Image credit - Hatteras

Hatteras 90 motor yacht concept. Image credit – Hatteras

Created with inspiration coming from global design influences, the Hatteras features a beam of 6.7m/23ft for 4 spacious staterooms, a generous bridge and features that include a sweeping staircase and skylights.

Hatteras 90 superyacht line - Main salon and formal dining area with view of main deck aft and side balcony

Hatteras 90 superyacht line – Main salon and formal dining area with view of main deck aft and side balcony

Interior concept images show a large main salon with a formal dining area sharing the open plan interior. To the aft, sliding glass doors lead out onto an alfresco lounging area on the main deck aft, while there is also a side balcony to maximise external living space and guests’ connection to the natural surroundings.

Hatteras 90 flybridge concept. Image credit - Hatteras

Hatteras 90 flybridge concept. Image credit – Hatteras

A Portuguese deck with bow sunpads is also incorporated into the design, along with a flybridge dining area complete with outdoor sofa and coffee table plus sun loungers along the stern.

Master suite aboard the Hatteras 90 line

Master suite aboard the Hatteras 90 line

The Hatteras 90 will make her public debut in Florida at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show taking place from the 1st-5th of November.

Perini Navi launches 60m/170ft sailing yacht Seven

August 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht SEVEN was christened and launched in Viareggio, Italy, on Saturday the 5th of August. The ceremony took place in front of owners, their family and guests as well as the shipyard shareholders, employees and suppliers.

The christening of sailing yacht SEVEN at the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy

The christening of sailing yacht SEVEN at the Perini Navi shipyard in Viareggio, Italy

Naval architect Ron Holland worked in conjunction with Perini Navi to create her sleek aluminium hull and Dante O. Benini & Partners designed her interiors.

Aluminium ketch SEVEN is the 62nd build from the yard and the third superyacht of 60m/170ft built by the yard, joining SEAHAWK and PERSEUS^3.

Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN at night

Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN at night

Perini Navi CEO and Chairman Lamberto Tacoli commented on the event:

“The launch of S/Y Seven is a moment of great joy: The realisation of this project represents an important achievement for the shipyard, in which we worked in close synergy with the owners. This is also the first launch since Perini Navi entered into the partnership agreement with the Tabacchi family and is testament to how the company has kept its core values intact, while at the same time strengthening the brand’s position as a world leader in Italian excellence.”

Sailing yacht SEVEN will join other recent superyacht launches at the Monaco Yacht Show this September to make her public debut.

Tansu Yachts launches flagship M/Y Cyclone

August 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Turkish builders Tansu Yachts has announced the launch of their 43.7m/143ft flagship PROJECT CYCLONE at the shipyard at Istanbul.

Superyacht CYCLONE has been launched by Tansu Yachts from the shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey

Superyacht CYCLONE has been launched by Tansu Yachts from the shipyard in Istanbul, Turkey

Able to sleep up to 8 guests over 4 cabins, with include an Owner’s suite on the upper deck, plus a VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck, she also features a 3m tall library and a beam of 7.6m styled by Diana Yacht Design. Using twin Caterpillar C32 engines, she will be capable of a top speed of 21 knots.

Superyacht CYCLONE will undergo her sea trials before heading to the Monaco Yacht Show in late September. 44m/144ft motor yacht PROJECT ORCA is next in line to be launched by the shipyard and will replace CYCLONE as the shipyard flagship.

Wally announces the successful launch of sailing yacht Tango

August 03, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

30m/98ft sailing yacht TANGO has been launched at the Persico Marine facility along the Ligurian Coast. The fourth high performance yacht of the Wallycento line, she is now preparing for sea trials before delivery to her owner at the end of August.

30m/98ft sailing yacht TANGO preparing for launch. Photo credit - Virgilio Fidanza

30m/98ft sailing yacht TANGO preparing for launch. Photo credit – Virgilio Fidanza

Mark Mills created the naval architecture for S/Y TANGO, while the interiors are from Pininfarina and the construction completed by Persico Marine:

“We developed a radical proposal combining dramatic deck geometry with a novel interior layout for the most efficient result within the Wallycento box-rule, integrated with the structure to a level not yet seen in a yacht of this size,” Mark Mills commented. “That proposal very quickly became Tango, after huge amounts of detail development, but very little deviation from the original vision for a sleek, light, and exciting sailing machine.”

To concentrate the weight over the boat centre of gravity, the salon is situated in the aft with the guest accommodation located forward, with the central section occupied by the engine room and service area.

Wallycento TANGO at launch. Photo credit - Virgilio Fidanza

Wallycento TANGO at launch. Photo credit – Virgilio Fidanza

“The interior design of this Wallycento challenged our team to achieve the perfect balance of performance and comfort.” says Paolo Pininfarina, Pininfarina Group Chairman. “Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics, we generated a true thoroughbred of the sea, ultra-light and super performing, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing. We are very proud of this accomplishment further confirming the excellence of our nautical division.”

Unique to S/Y TANGO, Wally collaborated with Persico Marine to optimise her performance through her construction.

“We are extremely pleased with our first cruising superyacht: Tango weighs only 47,5 tons thanks to the overall optimisations developed at the beginning of the project. Specifically, we worked hard to lighten the interiors as much as possible, not just using carbon fiber and nomex sandwich in the joinery construction, but also developing different solutions to build, for example, the hinges and veneers,” Marcello Persico, Persico Marine CEO explains.

“TANGO turned out exactly how we envisaged her when we started developing the project: super sleek lines and aggressive overall appeal conveying her high performance DNA,” Wally President Luca Bassani said of the latest hull Wallycento. “Additionally, our form-reflects-function approach is epitomised in TANGO’s sheer flush deck in the like of the iconic ESENSE: besides enhancing the purity of the design, it would facilitate the manoeuvres while racing. We look forward to the sea-trials and test the predicted superior performance of our new superyacht.”

Sailing yacht TANGO will make her debut at the Yacht Club de Monaco on the 26th of September before her public appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show on the 27th. Watch her compete against three other Wallycentos at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez from the 30th of September.