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Luxury Charter Yacht OURANOS Launched

April 07, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Italian Sea Group Shipyard has announced the launch of the Admiral C Force 50 luxury motor yacht OURANOS, which, once delivered will be available for yacht charter in the Mediterranean. The launch ceremony has taken place on 1st April and represents the second launch of the year for the Italian shipyard Admiral Yachts.

Admiral C Force 50 Ouranos

Admiral C Force 50 Ouranos

OURANOS is being constructed for a repeat client and represents an outstanding vessel with striking modern lines and stunning interior. She is the perfect balance between tradition and innovation, between classic and marine lines, and modern and advanced design, not to mention the high specifications that she has been constructed to.

The full displacement vessel boasts a steel and aluminium construction with a maximum speed of 17 knots, which makes her one of the fastest displacement yachts of this size.

The Owner and his family are planning on using OURANOS privately, as well as make her available for yacht charters worldwide while starting with her charter availability in the Western and Eastern Mediterranean this summer. This is the reason why renowned technical surveyors and the crew have been involved throughout the entire construction process, in order to get a perfectly balanced yacht, from the technical point of view right through to the level of comfort offer on board.

The interiors are characterised by a new level of luxury, which is refined but not too lavish. OURANOS represents a true home away from home, thought to be comfortable while the Owners’ family is on board, but also practical enough for the crew to work on board.

The entire interior design has been created by Arch. Gian Marco Campanino in collaboration with the Admiral Centro Stile, resulting in a pleasing mixture of natural leather and refined joinery throughout the yacht. OURANOS offers an interior with superbly reflects the desires and the expectations of a very demanding and highly experienced Owner.

Arch. Gian Marco Campanino comments about the interiors: “I guess that M/Y Ouranos interiors express the contemporary lifestyle state-of-the-art without being overcharged of hyper-decoration; “Less is More” is still current. Without giving up high-end finishings, this yacht establishes a new luxury idea, made of purity and linearity; sophisticated atmospheres, subtle colour shades make of this interiors something very cozy although definitely luxurious; precious materials and outstanding art pieces speak for themselves; without being a glitzy boat, she best represents the new ideal of elegance”.

The accommodation on board includes a vast Master Suite, located forward on the main deck, boasting a private office, a walk-in wardrobe, and a huge master bathroom. The entire suite is flooded with natural light thanks to the ten vertical and full height windows on both sides of the stateroom.

The lower deck, which is serviced by a glass and steel elevator, which also connects all of the three decks of OURANOS, boasts the rest of the guest accommodation, including three VIP staterooms and two twin cabins with sliding beds, convertible into doubles, with additional Pullman beds.

The common spaces include two large saloons: one located on the main deck and one on the upper deck. The main deck saloon, in addition to comfortable sofas and relaxation area, offers a dining area. The upper deck is spreading almost the entire beam of the yacht and boasts a cinema corner and a bar.

One of the most important design features of the yacht can be found within the two salons, as they are ‘virtually’ connected by continuous full headroom side windows which go from the main deck sideways up to the upper saloon ceilings, offering incredible sea views. This feature is further enhanced on the main deck, where, in order to increase the side view from the main deck, also the bulwark has been integrated with a large glass surface, in correspondence with the main saloon full headroom windows. Perhaps the most iconic feature of the Admiral C Force 50 is her inviting the beach club, which provides in & out spaces to owners and charter guests; this is a completely new concept to what is normally intended about beach clubs and it’s certainly the area which will be mostly used and enjoyed on board.

The very aft end of the yacht is indeed a tremendous open terrace on the sea, to be used both at anchor or when cruising and provided with an opening transom; the terrace is directly connected to the main deck cockpit through a dedicated staircase and it can be used as the main access to the yacht when the pontoon is low enough to do this.

The interior area of the beach club is actually the wellness club of the yacht, featuring a massage corner, a gym and a day head; this space is directly connected to the main saloon through a dedicated staircase and to the external terrace through a sliding watertight door. The beach club may be open and enlarged further thanks to the two side opening hullports, which create two other terraces on the sea and make the beach club area of the Admiral C Force 50 much bigger than on other yachts of similar and bigger size. All of this area is covered with natural teak.

The exterior spaces also include the main deck aft cockpit, which is a huge lounge area, plenty of sunbathing space; the main access to the yacht is from this cockpit, via a large pivoting passerelle which is concealed within the transom; the upper aft cockpit has been designed as the main exterior dining space, while the sun deck is the party area of the Admiral C Force 50 featuring a large Jacuzzi surrounded by sunbeds. Under the large hard top there are also a big bar and another dining table; this area is further protected by retractable awning systems and by an opening wind screen, placed forward, which allows the guests to enjoy ‘al fresco’ dinners also during the windy nights.

The crew has a separate access to the sundeck, thanks to a dedicated staircase which connects the upper pantry to the above deck. Going down and forward on the upper deck, just in front of the wheelhouse, the very forward area of the yacht is all about tenders and toys, placed in dedicated tender bays and operated by two cranes; the tender bays are separated by a central corridor, which brings to the anchoring and towing area. The crew quarter completes the yacht layout and, apart for the large captain’s cabin which is located on the upper deck, just beside the wheelhouse, everything is placed on the lower deck, with further four cabins and spacious crew mess; this area gives also the access to the under lower deck, which is a long corridor connecting the crew to the engine room and provided with laundry area and cold store space. The engine room also features another access from the main deck huge sideways, through a dedicated staircase. Within this area, the engine control room and a further  double crew cabin find a place. The Admiral superyacht ‘Ouranos’ will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer, following which will be present at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2016, just before crossing the Atlantic to spend the winter season in the Caribbean.

The engine room also features another access from the main deck huge sideways, through a dedicated staircase. Within this area, the engine control room and a further  double crew cabin find a place. The Admiral superyacht ‘Ouranos’ will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer, following which will be present at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2016, just before crossing the Atlantic to spend the winter season in the Caribbean.

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Christensen Ready To Launch 50m SILVER LINING Superyacht

April 07, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Christensen Shipyards is ready to launch the 50m (164′) superyacht SILVER LINING, with the ceremony to take place in early May, where the yacht will be loaded onto a string of self-propelled dollies, pulled from the yard’s shed, and cautiously transported a short distance to the launch ramp in the shipyard’s protected five-acre lagoon.

Hull 36 Silver Lining

Hull 36 Silver Lining

Following the launch SILVER LINING will undergo four weeks of river and sea trials. In addition to this important event, the yacht’s splash into the water will mark an especially poignant me moment for Christensen Shipyards’ employees, who only 15 months earlier had lost their jobs by the closure of the shipyard.

Hull 36 Silver Lining

Hull 36 Silver Lining

“I can’t imagine the angst and the hardship our workers suffered when they arrived to work and found the gates locked,” says Jim Gilbert, Christensen’s new president. “All of us in management, and particularly the two people who stepped up to purchase the yard’s assets out of receivership, feel blessed that so many of our best people hung in there through those tough times and were able to rejoin the new company when it was formed last summer. Silver Lining is the real symbol of the rebirth of the company and a testimonial to the extraordinary boatbuilding skills of an extremely talented and dedicated workforce.

The technical aspects of the launch itself give evidence to a new spirit and dedication to quality at the shipyard. The new cradle-and-dolly system is safer and more secure, and will also cut a day or more off the old launching system.

Henry Luken, chairman and principal owner of newly-minted Christensen Shipyards LLC, says he’s particularly proud of the fact that so many of the yard’s former senior employees supervisors, shop foremen, project managers, engineers and naval architects—have returned to the company.

2016 Christensen Shipyards' Employees

2016 Christensen Shipyards’ Employees

Noting that the yard’s workforce now totals among them more than 1,000 man-years of experience at Christensen, Luken remarks,“We’re boatbuilders. That’s what we love to do. The goal of our new company is to streamline every aspect of the building process to support the people who build the boats and those who buy the boats we build. We want our customers to have as much enjoyment during the process of construction as the exceptional artisans who create them.” A three-time Christensen owner himself, Luken says, “I’ve been on both sides of the table, as

A three-time Christensen owner himself, Luken says, “I’ve been on both sides of the table, as a client and as a builder. I know how to simplify the purchasing and building experience. My personal experience enables me to create a culture in which clients have the real-time information they need to feel confident every minute of the construction process.”

Hull 36 Silver Lining

Hull 36 Silver Lining

The 50-metre luxury yacht reflects the yard’s new philosophy by being completed both on time and on a budget. Cruising the seas together with SILVER LINING this summer will be CHASSEUR, a fully MCA-compliant 50-metre superyacht, which is scheduled to hit the water in June. Both of these spectacular boats will be present at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November.

While the two vessels are similar when it comes to their length, Silver Lining boasts huge interior volume with stunning traditional high-gloss black walnut woodwork. On the other hand, CHASSEUR provides a slightly smaller interior space created according the MCA rules, however her beautiful interior design boasts light, highly contemporary sycamore highlighter by elegant teak soles and dramatic baths finished with brilliantly hued onyx and marble.

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50m Luxury Yacht Project AKOYA launched by Heesen Yachts

April 06, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Heesen Yachts are pleased to announce that the 50m semi-displacement luxury yacht project AKOYA (YN17650) hit the water on April 1 during a private ceremony at their shipyard’s facilities.

Heesen Yachts Project Akoya - photo by Dick Holthuis

Heesen Yachts Project Akoya – photo by Dick Holthuis

Project AKOYA represents the fifth vessel in the award-winning 50m class series, boasting sleek exterior styling designed by Omega Architects and a striking ‘shark-grey’ hull.

The vessel features four spacious deck areas with space for every occasion: the foredeck provides intimate space for relaxation, the 70 square metre sun deck is fabulous for sunbathing, the upper deck aft terrace offers a relaxed al fresco dining possibility and the multifunctional main deck aft is great for entertainment, socialising or to simply unwind.

Heesen Yachts Project Akoya - photo by Dick Holthuis

Heesen Yachts Project Akoya – photo by Dick Holthuis

AKOYA offers the highest possible internal volume under the 500GT threshold and accommodated twelve guests in six luxuriously appointed staterooms. The master suite is situated on the main deck while the rest of the guest cabin have been placed on the lower deck. The guests accommodation includes a full-beam VIP stateroom, two twin cabins that convert into doubles, and two double cabins. All accommodation has private en suite facilities.

YN 17650 will by undertaking sea trials in the North Sea where she is expected to reach a top speed of 23 knots. Her delivery is scheduled for June.

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More About 45m DOMANI Superyacht Launch at Benetti Shipyard

April 05, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yesterday we have reported on the launch of the Benetti FB701 DOMANI superyacht. Today, an official press release has been issued with additional details and photos from the launch of this striking 45-metre vessel, which is due to be delivered to her owner in June, just in time for the summer yachting season.

Superyacht DOMANI launched

Superyacht DOMANI launched

Known under the hull number FB 701, DOMANI is a displacement yacht constructed at the Viareggio Benetti yard for a long standing client. In fact, this latest launch represents if fourth Benetti yacht.

DOMANI hitting the water

DOMANI hitting the water

The owner is an experienced sailor who loves cruising with his family around the globe. His expertise, combined with Benetti’s professional approach resulted in an exceptional superyacht well suited for an intensive use. The collaboration between the client and the shipyard begin with the first sketches until the launch.

DOMANI at launch

DOMANI at launch

Boasting four extensive decks, the exterior design of this steel and aluminium yacht has been created by Benetti’s in-house team while her interiors have been designed by Carlo Galeazzi, in close cooperation with the Ones and his design team. A use of precious materials characterise the interiors of this yacht.

Launching of M/Y DOMANI

Launching of M/Y DOMANI

One of the important features of DOMANI is her efficient use of space. The yacht, under 500GT, was constructed based on the technical platform FB700 in order to allow reduced delivery time.

Launch ceremony of DOMANI at Benetti Shipyard

Launch ceremony of DOMANI at Benetti Shipyard

Her unique design offers a feeling of luminosity and space with particular areas such as the Owner’s suite balcony.

The sky lounge of the upper deck is connected to the outdoor deck area thanks to the massive glazed door of about 8 metres, hull height, full width, allowing for great indoor/outdoor flow. Owner and his guests will find a fabulous al fresco dining area here.

We are unsure if DOMANI will be for charter in the future, however, you can view other fantastic charter yachts by Benetti here or contact us for more information. The shipyard will reveal additional details FB701 later in the year.

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42M Superyacht DOMANI Hits Water at Benetti

April 04, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

It is believed that the 42-metre superyacht DOMANI hit the water in Italy at the prestigious Benetti shipyard in Livorno. The launch of Project FB701 has taken place last week.

Benetti Shipyard

Benetti Shipyard

There is very little information available about DOMANI, with Benetti shipyard yet to release an official press release about the event, together with additional information and images about the superyacht.

We understand that the interior of this vessel was designed by Carlo Galeazzi while her exteriors are the world of Benetti’s in-house team. She was built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and is possibly powered by two Caterpillar C32 diesel engines.

More information about DOMANI will be posted on CharterWorld, as soon as we have received it. Don’t hesitate to contact us for charter yachts built by Benetti, should you be interested in renting one of these outstanding vessels for your next holiday at a destination of your choice.

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Admiral C Force 50 Preparing For Launch

April 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Italian shipyard, Admiral is preparing for the launch of the second superyacht out of four scheduled to hit the water this year. The shipyard, part of The Italian Sea Group and located in Marina di Carrara, is ready for the first Admiral C Force 50 superyacht to hit the water.

Admiral C Force 50

Admiral C Force 50

The full displacement luxury yacht was built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Her striking exterior lines are the work of Uniellé Yacht Design, with interiors by the Admiral Centro Stile in collaboration with Arch. Gian Marco Campanino. The Admiral C Force 50 represents a new way in modern yachting design, creating a new breed of Admiral Yachts.

Luxurious accommodation is provided in six large cabins, with the master suite situated forward on the main deck. Although boasting exceptional interior volume, the Admiral C Force 50 has a Gross Tonnage under the 500 GRT.

Once delivered to her Owner, the yacht will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer, following which she will be present at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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Admiral E Motion 55m Motor Yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA Hits Water in Italy

March 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Italian Sea Group shipyard announced the launch of their 55m Admiral E Motion motor yacht QUINTA ESSENTIA, which took place today. The vessel represents the largest ever constructed yacht by Admiral Yachts, until the 75-metre currently under build is launched in 2018.

QUINTA ESSENTIA launched

QUINTA ESSENTIA launched

QUINTA ESSENTIA was commissioned by a very experienced Owner, with numerous well-known yachts under his ownership in the past. Quinta Essentia is an innovative vessel with technologically advanced features and, therefore, a low environmental impact when compared to other yachts of her size fitted with traditional propulsion.

QUINTA ESSENTIA to be launched

QUINTA ESSENTIA to be launched

Admiral E Motion 55 boast an advanced hybrid propulsion system which integrates two traditional engines with two electric motors, also connected to variable speed generators. The system is also fitted with two traditional transmissions with two shafts. The propulsion system in combination with the construction technology allows for a silent, safe and exceptionally efficient cruising.

QUINTA ESSENTIA - The Italian Sea Group

QUINTA ESSENTIA – The Italian Sea Group

QUINTA ESSENSIA leaving the shed early in the morning

QUINTA ESSENSIA leaving the shed early in the morning

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55m AMELS Superyacht Touches Water

March 15, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The renowned Dutch shipyard AMELS has released images of its latest superyacht that hit the water on 12th March, 2016: the 55m luxury yacht, which was launched right on schedule, thanks to the great expertise and professional work carried out by the yard in collaboration with the owner’s team, captain and the crew.

AMELS 55 metre in full glory

AMELS 55 metre in full glory

The works on the vessel continue, making sure this latest AMELS Limited Editions yacht is delivered on budget and on time, as agreed. The striking 55-metre boasts beautiful stainless steel highlights and stylish black accents, offering an insight into the owner’s unique vision developed in collaboration with the designer, Tim Heywood.

AMELS 55m - Early pre-launch preparations

AMELS 55m – Early pre-launch preparations

AMELS 55 to be launched

AMELS 55 to be launched

AMELS 55m ready to hit the water

AMELS 55m ready to hit the water

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116m Kleven Long Expedition Superyacht Support Vessel Hits Water

March 14, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Kleven shipyard, based in Norway, has announced an exciting launch: that of the impressive 116-metre Long Expedition Superyacht Support vessel. This yacht represents the second vessel from Kleven to Mr Greame Hart, who, together with his family, has attended the prestigious launch ceremony at the shipyard in Ulsteinvik. Mr Hart’s first Kleven luxury superyacht, the 107-metre ULYSSES, was delivered in 2015 and is now undertaking her first cruise in the Mediterranean.

116m KLEVEN Mega Yacht Support Vessel - Foto Berge Myrene

116m KLEVEN Mega Yacht Support Vessel – Foto Berge Myrene

The new 116m mega yacht support vessel is of a type MT 5006 MKII ESV, designed by Norwegian ship design company, Marin Teknikk, in partnership with Kyle Dick naval architect of Oscar Mike Naval Architects based in New Zealand. The newly-launched vessel was designed for long-expeditions in rough waters, and brings together robust, hard-working character with luxurious amenities and extras. Accommodation is provided to 66 people and is scheduled for delivery in July this year.

116m KLEVEN Mega Yacht Support Vessel - Foto Berge Myrene

116m KLEVEN Mega Yacht Support Vessel – Foto Berge Myrene

In addition to this exciting news, you might be interested in reading a few lines about the beautiful NORWAY, and if you are interested in yacht charter to discover all her treasures, feel free to contact our team for more information.

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SANLORENZO’s New 460EXP motor yacht ‘X’ Hits the Water

March 10, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Only a few months following the premiere of their first 460EXP vessel MOKA at the MYS, Sanlorenzo is announcing the launch of their second hull – motor yacht ‘X’ – belonging to the new Explorer line. Since the Monaco premiere, the Italian shipbuilder has sold five more units, which are all under build at the shipyard and due to be delivered in 2017 and 2018.

Sanlorenzo 460Exp yacht X at launch

Sanlorenzo 460Exp yacht X at launch

460EXP is a 460 GT superyacht, measuring 42,2 metre and boasting a displacement steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. This innovative vessel is represented by high technology and on board comfort, as well as important self-sufficiency and endurance. It was designed for owners passionate about exploration, adventure holidays, yet at the same time appreciate great design, refinement and attention to details.

SANLORENZO launch motor yacht X

SANLORENZO launch motor yacht X

The owner of X has decided to choose a six cabin layout for his family and friends, with an additional family room on board. The sun deck features an outdoor gymnasium, while the main deck has an a swimming poole with a swim-against artificial current. Both the main and the upper deck saloon were equipped with spacious dining tables, seating up to fourteen guests and are furnished with Minotti design pieces only. The styling of the entire superyacht reflects the lifestyle and adventurous personality of her refined owner.

X by Sanlorenzo at launch

X by Sanlorenzo at launch

Spreading over five decks, ‘X’ represents the wishes and desires of her owner, who chose a pearl grey colour for the hull of the yacht. The external lines are strong and imposing, worthy of a large expedition vessel that cruises in remote and fascinating areas of this planet. The superstructure is shifted forward, leaving plenty of space on the main deck astern for the numerous toys, such as a submarine, a seaplane, sailing or fishing boats, a large tender of up to 10 metres etc. When at anchor and with no equipment on board, the main deck transforms into a large solarium.

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