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Christensen shipyard launches 50m Chasseur

June 29, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

After launching 50m superyacht SILVER LINING less than a week ago, Christensen has launched a second luxury yacht from its shipyard: 50m CHASSEUR. This feat was accomplished using a unique in-house built pulley system. A 130,000 pound steel cradle was turned into ‘a safe and reliable mini-dry dock launcher’ to overcome the issue of low water at launch. The Christensen shipyard has risen to the challenges presented to the luxury yacht market in recent years to come back stronger than ever.

50m Motor yacht CHASSEUR

50m Motor yacht CHASSEUR

Motor yacht CHASSEUR (right) beside sister yacht SILVER LINING launched less than a week earlier from the same shipyard.

Motor yacht CHASSEUR (right) beside sister yacht SILVER LINING, launched less than a week earlier from the same shipyard.

CHASSEUR will be available for charter in the Caribbean this winter season. Contact CharterWorld for more details and pricing.

New 50m superyacht Euphoria launched

June 27, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Turkish builder Mayra yachts has launched 50m/164ft luxury yacht EUPHORIA. Created by renowned Ken Freivokh Design, EUPHORIA is a four deck superyacht that proudly uses state of the art glass technology to create panoramic views on multiple decks. Able to withstand severe weather, the glazed bulwarks further open up the vessel to the seascape.  Her layout is designed to accommodate up to 10 guests and 10 crew i modern comfort.

Luxury yacht EUPHORIA - Mayra yachts

Luxury yacht EUPHORIA – Mayra yachts

P/R: Christensen Shipyards launches 50m superyacht Silver Lining

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

On the morning of the summer solstice, Christensen Shipyards launched 50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING into the waters of Vancouver. SILVER LINING is the first of two yachts from the shipyard that will be available for viewing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Her sister, CHASSEUR, will be completed later this week. The following is a press release from Christensen Shipyards.

Press Release

Christensen Shipyards’ SILVER LINING launches on the Summer Solstice

22 June 2016, Vancouver, WA: Right at dawn on the Summer Solstice (20 June 2016), Christensen Shipyards launched 50M Silver Lining,the first of two yachts that will be on display at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

The launch was accomplished using a unique cradle-and-launcher system designed to give the shipyard a safer and more flexible way of getting its yachts into the Columbia River. Christensen manufactured a 140,000-pound steel cradle to which two large FRP flotation boxes are attached. The boxes provide additional lift in low-water conditions and keep the yacht perfectly stable throughout the launch process.

Once the yacht and cradle are floating, the air in the launchers are replaced by water, as in a drydock, and the yacht is able to safely float free on her own. “We named it the Luken Launcher,” says Jim Gilbert, president, after the company’s chairman Henry Luken who conceived of the system.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

Christensen’s Silver Lining is a 50M high-volume ABS yacht completed for a previous Christensen owner. Her sister, Chasseur, a 50M ABS and MCA-compliant yacht will be launched using the same system later this week, a testament to the resiliency of the 120-employee-strong shipyard and the efficiency of the new system. Like her sister ship, Chasseur will also be handed over in July, likewise to a repeat Christensen owner.

Two additional 50M yachts are under construction at the shipyard and available for delivery in 24 months or less.

50m superyacht Ipanema launched by Mondomarine

June 22, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Mondomarine has recently launched the Savona shipyard’s 64th project: 50m luxury yacht IPANEMA, designed by Hot Lab in Milan. Her intense and contemporary hull colour was chosen by her owner and coupled with her angular shape and sleek curves, IPANEMA will find herself in the spotlight at any marina.

IPANEMA launched in June 2016

IPANEMA launched in June 2016

Built entirely from aluminium, IPANEMA is designed three decks and a semi-displacement hull with ample deck room for a bar, sunpads, an alfresco dining area and a Jacuzzi. Floor-to-ceiling windows run almost the entire length of the main deck.

IPANEMA can cruise at a speed of 16-17 knots and achieve a maximum speed of 20 knots using her twin MTU 12V 4000 M90 marine diesel engines. Accommodation is set up for 12 guests in 5 rooms: 1 master suite and 4 cabins. Once she has completed her sea trials, IPANEMA will be delivered to her owner with an expected arrival date of late July.

Codecasa announces launch of Hull F76 from its Vintage Series

June 20, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The first Codecassa 43 Full Beam luxury yacht from the Vintage Series – Hull F76 – has been launched from the Codecasa manufacturing yard in Viareggio, Italy. The following is a press release from Codecasa.

Press Release

The Codecasa Shipyards are proud to announce that they have just launched their new CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage – Hull F76.

The launching took place today, June 16th, 2016 at 10.30 am, at the Codecasa production facility in the Darsena of Viareggio.

CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage - Hull F76.

CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage – Hull F76

The new Hull F76 was built following a now tried-and-tested project of the Yard, while the Interiors were designed by Tommaso Spadolini, in co-operation with the in-house Interior Designers. The Interiors are featured by the light and natural  tones of the oak wood, of the stones and the fabric and an understated yet classy elegance is the keynote throughout the Yacht.

The Yacht is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512C main engines (1.650 HP each at 1,800 rpm) and she is able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots in light displacement conditions as well as a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 11 knots. She can assure a comfortable cruising in any weather and sea conditions, thanks to the high building Standards, the large exterior spaces and the remarkable interior volumes, which are slightly under 500 tons GRT.

Red Yacht Design unveils 50m luxury yacht concept ‘Stella’

June 16, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Turkish design studio Red Yacht Design has unveiled its latest hull concept: a sleek and sophisticated 50m luxury yacht by the name of ‘Stella’. Specifically conceived for Mengi-Yay Yachts, the luxury yacht is expected to be taken from the drawing table to market availability within just 24 months.

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

Stella will feature more than just an expansive sundeck with a pool and beach club: Stella is to be kitted out with top of the range water toys. Her garage will host water skis, diving equipment and a tender every bit as refined as her own design.

Following the true contemporary vision of our time, Red Yacht Design has placed emphasis on space utilisation and ease of movement. As such, the internal layout will not be fixed as the design passes into the hands of Mangi-May Yachts for construction. Current plans put the master suite at the front of the vessel for maximum privacy and to allow for a private spa complete with 2 balconies. However, guests can expect to find unsurpassed comfort in any one of her five suites.

STELLA concept design from Red Yacht Studios

STELLA concept design displaying upper and lower aft decks

Stella will bring together high performance, beauty and guest contentment to ensure that she is a highly desirable luxury yacht once she is available for charter.

DIMENSION
Length Overall 49.8 m
Hull Length 48 m
Beam 9 m
Draft 2.3 m
Displacement (lightship) 350 t

CAPACITIES
Fuel Tank Capacity 60.000 L
Fresh Water Capacity 12.000 L
Black & Gray Water Capacity 4.000 L

PERFORMANCE
Engine Power 2 X MTU 16V 4000 M90 2720KW
Max Speed 24 Knot
Cruise Speed 14 Knot
Range 3.000 Nautical Mile

INTERIOR
Full Beam Master Suite with Study & Private Spa
2 Double Guest Cabins
2 Twin Guest Cabins

Mangusta launches its first long range superyacht from new shipyard in Pisa

June 11, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

On the 4th of June Mangusta launched its first steel and aluminium Oceano 42 motor yacht as part of its Long Range line. Built in Overmarine Group’s new shipyard in Pisa, Oceano 42 was a significant launch which was attended by the owner and his family, the Mayor of Pisa and Mayor of Viareggio, designer Alberto Mancini, the Balducci family and the entire Overmarine Group company.

Overmarine Group’s CEO Maurizio Balducci stated that this was an important moment for the corporation, as “this is the company’s very first three deck displacement ship. She is also the first to be built in metal, and the first to be constructed here at our Pisa shipyard.”

yacht-mangusta-oceano-42

The Darsena Pisena (Pisa wet dock) required a significant overhaul in infrastructure and the newly built facilities comprise an area of 22000m₂, 9000m₂ of which is covered.

Designed by Alberto Mancini, the Mangusta Oceano 42 comprises sleek contours complimented by sharp lines in a perfect gloss finish. The luxury yacht also possesses a number of features unique to its size: two bathing areas encompass a swimming pool with an infinity waterfall, and the semi-transparent pool floor allows for greater light penetration into the main suite on the deck below.

The sleek superyacht comfortably accommodates 12 guests and seven crew members through optimal space efficiency, allowing for freedom of movement in her relaxing and modern environment.

Mangusta Oceano 42 will be presented in the upcoming boat shows this autumn.

Nauta Air 108 Motor Yacht NARVALO Hits Water at Cantiere Delle Marche

June 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Cantiere Delle Marche has announced the launch of the Nauta Air 108 motor yacht NARVALO, a striking 33m explorer vessel constructed of aluminium and steel. She was built for a South American owner and yachtsman, and will see her public debut at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

NAUTA AIR 108 Explorer Motor Yacht NARVALO

NAUTA AIR 108 Explorer Motor Yacht NARVALO

NARVALO is a custom made displacement vessel and spreads over three decks. She was designed by Nauta Design, the same Italian studio that has designed the largest mega yacht in the world – AZZAM.

Nauta Design provided NARVALO with many unique characteristics that make the onboard living even more comfortable for her owners and their guests, especially during long-distance cruises. The upper deck, just behind the wheelhouse, boasts a sky lounge only a few square metres smaller than the main saloon. The deck features over 50 square metres of outdoor space, such as a fabulous dining are and a well for a 5,5-metre tender making her possibly the best and most accessorised unit ever constructed by the company.

NARVALO

NARVALO

The sun deck also acts as a fantastic observatory and a fabulous place to entertain friends and family. There is a dedicated sunbathing area, a whirlpool as well as a dining and cocktail area for refreshments. The main feature of the sun deck is her beautifully designed bar around which the entire deck revolves.

The lower deck offers accommodate in four guest suites, all of which are larger than expected on a yacht of this size. There is a very spacious lobby offering guests an excellent space for relaxation.

The crew area hosts plenty of storage space with the subdeck entirely dedicated to provisions, allowing the yacht to remain at sea for weeks without the need to dock for resupply. The owners of NARVALO are both lovers of luxury and elegant lifestyle, as well as the great outdoors: this yacht is able to offer the best of both worlds with her Nauta Air style and the innovative Hydrotec technical specifications.

Feadship Launch 70 Metres of Ultimate Superyacht Joy

May 30, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The respected Dutch shipyard, Feadship has recently launched 70 metres of ultimate superyacht ‘JOY’ at their Kaag facility and at the presence of her proud owner, guests and the team in charge of her design, engineering, and build. JOY has been created with an exceptional amount of exterior areas and an elegant classic interior. She is the first superyacht to boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and the first Feadship yacht with an interior by Studio Indigo. The outcome is a fabulous superyacht, reflecting the owner’s wishes for ‘something totally different to every other yacht’.

JOY at her launch at Feadship shipyard

JOY at her launch at Feadship shipyard

Feadships are renowned for their pure custom build and most of them are constructed for experienced owners. JOY, however, is unique in more than one way: she is the first superyacht for her owner who is new to the industry, thus bringing in a fresh perspective. The first feature that makes her stand out is her radical exterior styling, which brought numerous challenges to the shipyard in terms of construction, fairing and painting.

JOY ready for launch ceremony

JOY ready for launch ceremony

As a result, the superyacht provides a serious statement of intent by Bannenberg & Rowell as the London-based studio showcases its exterior expertise for the first time since the death of Jon Bannenberg in 2002. “It has been a great pleasure to work with an owner who was keen to bring something new to the superyacht world in the same way as my father did from the early 80s onwards with Feadship and others,” comments Dickie Bannenberg.

“While our design studio has an excellent reputation for interiors, including twelve for Feadship owners, Joy is the first visible exterior design of a new era for us. The flow between the interior and exterior spaces and her generous wide walkways are without precedent on a motoryacht of this size and the vast exterior spaces have been used to great effect. Moreover, the wealth of concave shapes in the superstructure and judicious use of surface texturing have given Joy a design language and identity all her own.”

JOY - designed by Bannenberg and Rowell for exteriors

JOY – designed by Bannenberg and Rowell for exteriors

JOY was built with endless innovative features in terms of logistics,liveability and functionality. Her beach club can be approached from two different locations: a transom door which swivels up above head height, or the bomber doors on the aft deck which serve as a lounging platform when closed and as a sofa backrest when open.

JOY by Feadship at launch

JOY by Feadship at launch

Additional connections between interior and exterior include the link between the capacious foredeck and the owner’s stateroom, reinforcing the panoramic effect of 270- degree wraparound windows. Glass eyelets built into the structure of the lowered bulwark complement the views. In a similar vein, the superstructurecoamings have been cut away along the companionways, with the ceilings chamfered up at an angle to bring more light into the interior while providing a dynamic aesthetic from the outside.

70m Feadship JOY

70m Feadship JOY

One of the most important features of JOY’s holistic design is the possibility to easily extend her interior spaces onto the exterior, by opening the glass doors on the main, owner and bridge decks aft.

“Known as winter gardens, these air-conditioned outdoor-in zones are part and parcel of the fundamental leitmotif of blending exterior and interior spaces,” explains Mike Fisher, creative director at Studio Indigo.

Feadship launch motor yacht JOY

Feadship launch motor yacht JOY

“Our team was inspired by the sleek profile to create a natural flow between the interior and exterior spaces facilitated by the layout. To further enhance the feeling of space, a clever use of finishes, materials and styling make the exteriors feel like they are an extension of the interior spaces. Moreover, every living area has windows looking out onto the wide walkways, making the rooms feel much larger than they are.”

JOY - constructed by Feadship

JOY – constructed by Feadship

” Joy’s interior decor is rich and elegant, with cohesive architectural detailing bringing the boat together within a unified structure. At the same time, a sense of individuality is assured between the spaces by the use of over 250 different finishes and materials.”

JOY launched by Feadship

JOY launched by Feadship

“Our task was made much easier by Feadship’s superior skills and expertise in bespoke yachts,” adds Fisher. “Delivering the epitome of comfort and luxury, the interior is a unique reflection of the client’s personality and has a vibrancy which ensures that Joy lives up to her name.”

Superyacht JOY by Feadship at launch

Superyacht JOY by Feadship at launch

Other highlights include the centrally placed cantilevered wood spiral stairwell wrapping around a glass elevator connecting all of the yacht’s decks. The stairs are seen as a reference point for the guests providing them with a sense of location no matter which deck they find themselves on. The stairwell is framed by a stunning artwork as well as elegantly integrated mirrors and art.

FEADSHIP JOY - detail

FEADSHIP JOY – detail

“Joy is a testimony to what can be achieved when you genuinely start a superyacht build with a blank sheet of paper,” concludes Feadship director Jan-Bart Verkuyl. “The owner’s wishes have been successfully combined with Feadship’s experience and the excellent teams from Studio Indigo and Bannenberg & Rowell to fashion a truly pioneering 70-metre yacht.”

Sunseeker 116 Superyacht Splashes in UK

May 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The very first Sunseeker 116 superyacht by the renowned UK yacht builder, Sunseeker International was launched and is ready to undertake her sea trials. The hull number of Sunseeker 116 represents an evolution of the already established and popular Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht and provides deluxe accommodation in five cabins.

SUNSEEKER 116 SUPERYACHT

SUNSEEKER 116 SUPERYACHT

The accommodation consists of a spacious and elegant master stateroom with full-height windows, as well as four addition guest suites, also with larger windows. Her main characteristics include an optional raised pilot house, extended flybridge and a new aft deck transom moulding with plenty of seating.

The very spacious garage can host a Williams 625 yacht tender and two two-seater Seadooo jet skis, in addition to a great selection of water toys. A Jacuzzi located on the bow is a great place to unwind while the surrounding sun pads are great for relaxation and lounging.

SUNSEEKER CHARTER YACHTS

Luxury motor yachts by Sunseeker are very popular with yacht charterers from around the world, offering great on board space, understated luxury, comfort and plenty of areas to unwind, both in and out. CharterWorld offers a large selection of these superb yachts and we list many of them on our website here: SUNSEEKER YACHTS AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER VACATIONS, however for a full list and availability we suggest you contact our professional brokers.