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Launch of new 35m Baltic 116 Custom sailing yacht DORYAN at Baltic Yachts

October 15, 2014

The brand new 35m Baltic 116 Custom sailing yacht Doryan has successfully hit the water at Baltic Yachts in Finland. With naval architecture by Judel/Vrolijk & Co, luxury superyacht Doryan is a striking high-performance cruiser, featuring both exterior as well as interior design by Nauta Yacht Design. She is due to be delivered in late Autumn 2014.

Luxury yacht Baltic 116 Custom at launch

Baltic 116 Custom luxury yacht Doryan at launch - Image credit to Baltic Yachts

The interiors of luxury yacht Doryan feature the beautiful and clean lines, with the teak mixed up with light colored panels creating a classic yet timeless atmosphere. Accommodation is provided to up to 8 guests in 4 elegant cabins, including the spacious owner’s cabin with en-suite bathroom situated near the bow and three cabins for the guests. There is also space for the vessel’s crew in the captain’s cabin and two crew cabins.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by Baltic Yachts.

Launch of new 92,5m motor yacht Hull 1005 at Feadship

October 13, 2014

The prestigious Dutch builder, Feadship, successfully launched its brand new 92,5-metre motor yacht Hull 1005 on Saturday morning, October 11, 2014. The outstanding mega yacht Hull 1005 hit the water at the Feadship yard in Makkum, which has also worked on the fourth Feadship XL large custom series vessel – the 99-metre luxury yacht Magame Gu (Project Dream, hull 1004), pictured below. The official information and images of the newly launched Hull 1005 are still expected to be released by the shipyard.


99m Feadship motor yacht Madame Gu (Project Dream, hull 1004)

Made of steel and aluminium, the 92,5m Feadship superyacht Hull 1005 has been designed by the yard’s in-house team. Her striking interiors by Seymour Diamond can comfortably sleep 14 guests and a numerous crew of 22. The vessel has a gross tonnage exceeding 2,900 GT, and is Lloyd’s registered, as well as MCA compliant.

Below is a gallery for the breath-taking charter yachts built by Feadship.

Hodgdon announces launch of 100ft carbon race yacht COMANCHE

October 06, 2014

Hodgdon Yachts is thrilled to announce the launch of the all-new 100-foot pre-preg carbon race yacht Comanche. The mighty sailing yacht Comanche hit the water at the company’s yard in East Boothbay, Maine on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Launch of the 100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts

Launch of the 100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts

Next, superyacht Comanche will be towed to Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island, where the rig and the keel will be fitted, and then sea trials will begin, before making the voyage aboard ship to Sydney, in Australia to compete in the famed Sydney to Hobart Race.

“She was designed and built to break monohull sailing records”, said Timothy Hodgdon, President of Hodgdon Yachts.

100ft sailing yacht Comanche at launch

100ft sailing yacht Comanche at launch

Racing yacht Comanche was commissioned by Jim Clark about a year ago. With black and red paint, the vessel boasts an impressive beam of 30ft. The build of Comanche was completed by about 60 workers in only one year. The hull was constructed at the Hodgdon Yacht facility in Boothbay, while the mast and keel were built by the companies from New Zealand and Italy, respectively.

100ft Hodgdon super yacht Comanche on the water

100ft Hodgdon super yacht Comanche on the water

Luxury yacht Comanche was constructed with aerospace technology that comprises the usage of pre-impregnated composite fibres, “pre-preg,”. The vessel is expected to break records in the upcoming races, also thanks to this advanced technology.

Below is a video from the launch of sailing yacht Comanche, released by Onne van der Wal and shared by Hodgdon Yachts:

Photos from launch of 100 Super Maxi Yacht COMANCHE by Hodgdon Yachts

October 01, 2014

The US builder, Hodgdon Yachts, has successfully launched the all-new fast carbon 30,5m (100’) Super Maxi yacht Comanche. The pre-preg sailing yacht Comanche is expected to attend major ocean races around the world and break records on existing ocean crossings. She will be put to the test for the first time during the 2014  Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. Below are the photos from the launch of this impressive vessel, North Sails President Ken Read and shared by Hodgdon Yachts.

Hodgdon Yachts ready to launch the 100ft sailing superyacht Comanche

Hodgdon Yachts ready to launch the 100ft sailing superyacht Comanche - Photo credit to Ken Read

Superyacht Comanche ready to be launched by Hodgdon Yachts

Superyacht Comanche ready to be launched by Hodgdon Yachts - Photo credit to Ken Read

Sailing yacht Comanche on the water

Sailing yacht Comanche on the water - Photo credit to Ken Read

Vismara Marine announces new Vismara Marine Spa

September 29, 2014

Following 30 years of success, Vismara Marine is proud to introduce the new Vismara Marine Spa. September 4, 2014 saw the Vismara Marine sign an important agreement with Industrial and Financial Investments Europe Spa.

The recent launch of V80 superyacht Nakupenda at Vismara Marine

The recent launch of V80 superyacht Nakupenda at Vismara Marine

Vismara Marine has entered into the project by the Industrial and Financial Investments Europe Spa, called ‘things beautiful in Italy’, which is also a sub-holding company for the purpose of investing in companies considered excellent, recognized for design and technological capability, such as a model to be exported to all over the world.

The Vismara shipyard, born from the passion of Alessandro Vismara along with the other founding members of the shipyard Maurizio Fattori (now in charge of the refitting), Davide Valesi (now in charge of the new buildings) and Giancarla Bombieri, from which they were born all the best sailing boats of the shipyard, as well as the new Vismara V80 sailing yacht Nakupenda, just launched, and from which will arise the all new 2015 yachts: Vismara V50 Baisc forever and the Vismara Mills V62 SuperNikka.

“It is our intention to strengthen the company and bring it to a significant growth at the international level,” – says Stefano Bennati, CEO of Europa Investimenti . “We won’t intervene too much in the management but we will try to create the best conditions around the entrepreneur so that he can fully express, as always done in the past, its potential and continue on its path of growth and development.”

Vismara Marine represents excellence in terms of design, technological capacity and implementation of innovative projects, this is the Vismara DNA in over of thirty years of projects and yachts.

“The know-how is the asset on which we intend to leverage to make the transition from a production almost exclusively’ tailoring ‘[that will remain the core business Vismara], as they like to repeat in Vismara, in a production that could be defined as pret-a-porter – Bennati precise.” The other new features will be more active in foreign markets, new models and upgrading services for the shipowners: i.e. Angeling.

Alessandro Vismara explains why Europa Investimenti: “Europa Investimenti is right partner for growing up. They liked the people in Vismara and are not speculators. We were looking for partner with whom we can have a chemistry behind the work.We liked their intervention model, carry out the aggregation of companies that have one thing in common: excellence. We believe in these values, and they are willing to support us, helping us to bring to light our full potential. Today we start from a white paper with the help of new partners. We put 30 years of experience in building unique yachts, they will help us make the right choices, developing our lines of business, with some innovations, starting with the pret-a-porter!”

Photos: Launch of Vismara sailing yacht NAKUPENDA to be displayed at Genoa Boat Show 2014

September 26, 2014

Vismara Marine is thrilled to announce the launch of the new Vismara V80 sailing yacht Nakupenda. The new maxi carbon fiber yacht Nakupenda will be displayed at this year’s Genoa International Boat Show, running from October 1 to 6. Below are the images from the launch of this beautiful vessel, released by Vismara Marine.

Launch of V80 super yacht Nakupenda at Vismara Marine

Launch of V80 super yacht Nakupenda at Vismara Marine

Superyacht Nakupenda at launch

Superyacht Nakupenda at launch

Luxury sailing yacht Nakupenda

Luxury sailing yacht Nakupenda

Nakupenda Yacht ready to hit the water

Nakupenda Yacht ready to hit the water

Technical Specifications of the Vismara V80 super yacht Nakupenda:

LENGTH 24.00  M

BEAM MAX. 5,80 M



DRAFT 3.20 M



Heesen Yachts announces launch of YN 17042 motor yacht ALIVE – First motor yacht equipped with Hull Vane®

September 23, 2014

The leading Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts, is thrilled to announce the launch of YN 17042 motor yacht Alive at their facility in Oss on Friday, August 29, 2014. Superyacht Alive was christened by her Owner during a private ceremony. She will undergo extensive sea trials in the North Sea later in the autumn, and will be handed over to her Owner on October 31, 2014.

YN17042 superyacht ALIVE by Heesen - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

YN17042 superyacht ALIVE by Heesen - Photo credit to Dick Holthuis

Equipped with under water foil (technically called Hull Vane®) luxury yacht Alive represents a dramatic advancement in performance. The sub-sea wing harnesses waves to produce power; this combined with the fast displacement hull and conventional diesel engines produce remarkable results. This has been proven during independent research conducted by Van Oossanen Naval Architects at two of the world’s most respected hydrodynamic laboratories: Wolfson Unit and Marin.

Super yacht Alive is 35 per cent more efficient than any other yacht of her size and 35 per cent less power is needed to produce almost 16 knots top speed in flat sea conditions.

In seas with 1-2 metre waves, rather than hindering her performance, the yacht’s Hull Vane® technology converts the movement and generates 20 per cent more thrust and comfort is improved as the pitching is reduced by 40 per cent. Like an aircraft, as the yacht moves through water, the wing produces lift. This patented Hull Vane® technology converts this movement into thrust.

Alive superyacht allows her Owner to prioritise economy and speed. With an exceptional range of 4.000 miles, over 750 miles come free of charge thanks to her remarkably frugal fuel consumption that is 30 per cent less than on a conventional displacement yacht.

Perry van Oossanen comments: “We are delighted and proud to see that the first luxury vessel equipped with Hull Vane® is ready to sail the oceans. Heesen Yachts is proving once again to be a shipyard that dares to innovate by investing in smart technology.”

The bold exterior lines of super yacht Alive have been created by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects, who is also responsible for her interior design. Laupman has created a new bow design that combines a lower hull profile, and matches sea keeping behaviour with a relatively short overall length.

Alive yacht can accommodate up to twelve guests in the outdoor and indoor convivial areas. The 45 square metre open sun deck is perfect for relaxation throughout the day. The yacht boasts two large suites: the first traditionally located on the main deck forward, and the second one on the wheelhouse deck. The latter is a spectacular circular room with a centred king size bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room and gymnasium. The central positioning of the bed allows stunning, uninterrupted views of the sea thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The 30 square metre aft terrace is equipped with a breakfast table and lounge seats, completing the functionality of the Owner’s deck.

The captain commented on the launch of M/Y Alive: “She is a wonderful vessel that combines the latest achievements in the world of technology and design. For three years we have worked closely with the team at the shipyard to build a vessel that is truly personal and created to meet the highest standards of lifestyle at sea.”

YN 17042 Yacht ALIVE Main Characteristics:

Hull type: Twin propeller motor yacht Fast Displacement Hull Form

Naval Architect: Heesen Yachts / Van Oossanen Naval Architects

Exterior Styling: Omega Architects

Interior Designer: Omega Architects

Classification: ABS ¥ A1 Yachting Service ¥  AMS Large commercial yacht code LY2

Material of Hull: Steel

Material of Superstructure: Aluminium

Length overall : 42,40 metre

Beam overall: 9,00 metre

Draft keel at full load : 2,60 metre

Displacement (approx. half load) : 354 tons

Tonnage : approx. 450 GT

Fuel capacity : 50.000 litres

Fresh water capacity : 12.000 litres

PROPULSION : Two MTU 12V 2000 M72 of 1080 kW at 2.250 rpm

Speed – maximum (at half load) : 15,9 knots

Range @ 12 knots : 4.000 NM

Number of guests: 12

Number of crew: 10 including captain

New 100’ motor yacht BAHAMA SkyMaster to make her debut at FLIBS 2014

September 18, 2014

After her successful launch from the Paragon Motor Yachts’ yard in Taiwan, the all-new 100-foot motor yacht Bahama SkyMaster will make her premiere at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running next month.

100ft motor yacht SkyMaster by Paragon Motor Yachts under sea trials

100ft motor yacht SkyMaster by Paragon Motor Yachts under sea trials

Built upon Paragon’s proven hull platform that consistently yields excellent seakeeping, superyacht SkyMaster incorporates the latest in advanced construction techniques and vibration attenuation technology, which is a cornerstone of the Paragon philosophy. Whisper quiet and virtually vibration-free, this latest addition to the Paragon line is designed and engineered throughout to provide its owners and guests with the quietest, most comfortable cruising experience of any yacht in its class.

The SkyMaster yacht features submarine-class propellers driven by Seatorque shafts that are powered by MAN engines through a ZF gearbox. This configuration ensures that the entire drive train is isolated from the hull structure while the engine room itself has been designed to eliminate any transfer of vibration through the bulkheads or ceiling. This yields decibel levels that are about that of normal conversation at cruising speeds.

SkyMaster Yacht - Main Saloon

SkyMaster Yacht - Main Saloon

The SkyMaster superyacht is so named for its “Bahamas House” – a voluminous superstructure featuring vertical windows that enhance the plentiful interior space while at the same time diminishing heat and A/C load.

Within an interior designed by Marty Lowe, the luxury yacht SkyMaster comfortably accommodates eight guests in three king staterooms, a fourth queen-size stateroom and an additional bunk, and includes accommodations for a captain and three crew members, all easily serviced by three full sets of laundry machines. Her private king-size master stateroom is situated aft on the mezzanine deck to take advantage of panoramic views. Other unique interior features include a panoramic dining lounge, an innovative wheelhouse with three electric berthable helm chairs, and a spacious flybridge.

100ft motor yacht SkyMaster

100ft motor yacht SkyMaster

The SkyMaster yacht also features Paragon’s “Bahamas Cockpit” design – a large tiered mezzanine and cockpit area aft of the main salon intended as a grand entertainment platform. The covered upper mezzanine includes a relaxing seating area with plenty of storage while the lower cockpit features all of the amenities wanted at hand while enjoying Bahamian waters, including a Viking gas barbecue, wet bar, commercial-grade ice chipper and built-in cooler.

Designed specifically to tow a large center console, the SkyMaster yacht features integrated tow line stowage on the interior port and starboard sides of the cockpit. Another unique feature is the dedicated, USCG-compliant and RINA-certified, 300-gallon gasoline tank and pump designated for fueling the center console and/or tender on extended excursions.

Super yacht SkyMaster - Aft Deck

Super yacht SkyMaster - Aft Deck

“Every experienced Captain knows that the greatest causes of journey fatigue are vibration and noise,” says company founder and president Scott Robinson. “From the initial concept of the SkyMaster, we have set out to design the most comfortable cruising yacht in its class. We believe that the 100-foot Bahamas SkyMaster breaks the sound barrier for yachts in its class.”

The first SkyMaster yacht was recently launched at Paragon’s Kaohsiung, Taiwan-based shipyard, American Pacific Boatworks, and will debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October, 2014.

100ft superyacht SkyMaster - General arrangement

100ft superyacht SkyMaster - General arrangement


Scott Robinson, the founder of American Pacific Boatworks and its parent company, Paragon Motor Yachts, has a longstanding relationship with and understanding of boatbuilding in Taiwan. Over the last 12 years he cultivated personal, lasting relationships with an elite group of local craftsman and suppliers while assembling a full-time team of experienced American personnel who oversee each build and the day-to-day operations. Today, American Pacific Boatworks is the only wholly American-owned and operated boat builder in Taiwan – the 6th largest yacht building nation in the world.

Based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, American Pacific Boatworks builds to meet or exceed ABYC and ABS standards, and can also accommodate RINA and MCA requirements. As the first and only builder in the country to implement carbon fiber into major structures, the state-of-the-art yard includes a dedicated in-house carbon fiber laminating shop and continues to explore and develop expanded uses for carbon fiber and new materials that will carry the company’s exacting standards into the next generation of Paragon Motor Yachts.

Paragon Motor Yachts launch 30m motor yacht SKYMASTER

September 15, 2014

The all-new 30m (100’) motor yacht Skymaster has been launched by Paragon Motor Yachts. Superyacht Skymaster is expected to make her premiere at the 2014 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, running in the lovely Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3.

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

100ft superyacht Skymaster under sea trials - Image credit to Paragon Motor Yachts

The new 100′ luxury yacht Skymaster is the result of a collaboration between Paragon and current Paragon yacht owners. This vessel features vertical windows (“Bahamas House”), which create more interior volume and cut down on incoming heat from the sun. The new “Bahamas Cockpit” design features a large mezzanine and allows for the Center Console to be pulled over to the island.

Super yacht Skymaster boasts three king staterooms, a fourth queen-size stateroom and an additional bunk, along with accommodation for four crew members.

24m Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA launched by Vismara Marine

September 12, 2014

The Italian shipyard Vismara Marine has recently launched its 24m sailing yacht NAKUPENDA. The style of this new V80 Vismara maxi custom yacht was born from the collaboration between Vismara’s professional project Vismara design with her ambitious and visionary Owner, who was eager to see a combination of an easy cruiser yacht with long range cruising in style. 24m luxury yacht NAKUPENDA is a modern and refined cruiser constructed to enjoy a quality time at the sea with guests and family.

Luxury Super Yacht NAKUPENDA - Vismara Marine - Profile

Luxury Super Yacht NAKUPENDA - Vismara Marine - Profile

Vismara V80 yacht Nakupenda was built in carbon fibreglass and episodic resin. Her spacious and comfortable interior provides accommodation to 10 guests in cabins equipped with custom entertainment systems. Two crew members can also be accommodated on board.

Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA

Sailing Yacht NAKUPENDA

The new Vismara V80 Easy Cruising sailing yacht NAKUPENDA is a truly avant-garde and stylish yacht. She is made entirely in a fibreglass carbon construction as traditionally used in the Vismara family. The deck space ensures the maximum enjoyment of both owner and his guests in any weather condition. A huge flybridge is entirely dedicated to guests as they can enjoy navigation in comfort, protected by the spray-hood in this amazing structure that is overlooking the beautiful teak deck.

Vismara Marine sailing yacht Nakupenda

Vismara Marine sailing yacht Nakupenda

Two cockpits, a stunning teak bridge and ultra-comfy interiors with a huge living room on the stern with seaside view, are all made to measure. The owner and his guests will enjoy the pleasure of sailing in lightness moving on the raised central cockpit and, at the end of the day, they will be hosted by the deck saloon with panoramic side windows and the Vismara custom curved windows on the stern side.

V80 Vismara Marine yacht NAKUPENDA

V80 Vismara Marine yacht NAKUPENDA

Nakupenda Yacht - by Vismara Marine

Nakupenda Yacht - by Vismara Marine

Luxury yacht NAKUPENDA

Luxury yacht NAKUPENDA

Luxury Yacht Nakupenda - Vismara Marine

Luxury Yacht Nakupenda - Vismara Marine