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Launch of 54m ISA motor yacht FOREVER ONE designed by Horacio Bozzo

July 04, 2014

June 28, 2014, at Ancona-based shipyard, ISA Yachts, saw the brand new 54-metre motor yacht Forever One (Project Panorama) hit the water in the traditional fashion – down the slipway. The exterior design as well as the general layout of superyacht Forever One were designed by Horacio Bozzo, while the naval architecture as well as the engineering were developed by Axis Group Yacht Design, in partnership with the yard’s in-house team.

Horazio Bozzo-designed 54m ISA superyacht Forever One (Project Panorama) at launch

Horacio Bozzo-designed 54m ISA superyacht Forever One (Project Panorama) at launch

With a length of 54 meter (180 feet)  and a beam of 11.10 m (36 feet) , luxury yacht Forever One is a 1050 Gross Tonnage fully customized steel and aluminium displacement vessel.  The Owner’s deck is one of the peculiarities with a private balcony – accessible from his stateroom – and a large aft deck terrace. Foldable bulwarks on the main deck grant a spectacular view to the exterior. Noteworthy is the glass elevator that connects all decks, from the lower deck to the flybridge. A spacious beach club with large foldable stern and side platforms ideal for water toys and tenders docking give also facilitated access to the water by automatic and gentle-angled submerged stairs. The main garage is located forward on main deck and will carry a 9 meter Riva Iseo yacht tender and a 5,5 meter crew tender.

The building of Forever One superyacht was supervised by Fernando Nicholson from Camper & Nicholson and Captain Colin Skinner acting as the build surveyor.

New 54m motor yacht FOREVER ONE launched by ISA YACHTS

July 01, 2014
June 28, 2014, saw Ancona-based shipyard, ISA YACHTS, launch the brand new 54m (179′) full displacement custom motor yacht FOREVER ONE (Project Panorama). With her reverse bow and vibrant red and white paintwork, superyacht FOREVER ONE is undoubtedly a different yacht.

ISA superyacht Forever One at launch - Image credit to ISA Yachts

ISA superyacht Forever One (Project Panorama) at launch - Image credit to ISA Yachts

The fully custom 5-deck FOREVER ONE yacht with an aluminium superstructure and an impressive steel hull with reverse bow is designed by Horacio Bozzo Design and the interior design is by Alessandro Massari/Studio Massari. ISA Yachts worked in very close cooperation with the naval architect, the sales broker Fernando Nicholson, the Captain/Owner’s representative Colin Skinner and the interior designer to build a yacht full of distinctive features which make it stand out of the crowd.

Luxury yacht FOREVER ONE is a 54.5 meter twin-screw, steel and aluminum fully customized displacement motor yacht with modern exterior lines. Her combined reverse bow gives her a strong character but also increases the hydrodynamic efficiency.

The layout is quite unconventional and the challenge was to fit several features that make her unique: The Owner’s deck is one of the peculiarities of such vessel with a private balcony – accessible from their stateroom – and a large aft deck terrace. Foldable bulwarks on the main deck grant a spectacular view to the exterior.

Forever One Yacht - Image credit to ISA Yachts

Forever One Yacht - Image credit to ISA Yachts

Noteworthy is the glass elevator that connects all decks, from the lower deck to the flybridge. She has a spectacular dining/relaxing salon located forward on the main deck where usually are located the Owner’s stateroom. A spacious beach club with large foldable stern and side platforms ideal for water toys and tenders docking give also facilitated access to the water by automatic and gentle-angled submerged stairs. The main garage is located forward on main deck and will carry a 9m tender and a 5,5m crew tender.

Two Caterpillars 3512C engines will propel the 54m super yacht FOREVER ONE to a speed of 16.5 knots with a trans-pacific range. The exterior color scheme is composed of Dupont Snow White on hull and superstructure. Red elements are painted with Dupont Rosso Corsa.

Luxury motor yacht Forever One - Image Credit to ISA Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Forever One - Image Credit to ISA Yachts

The Yacht’s name “Forever One” – as explained by the Owner who attended the launching ceremony – is dedicated to his wife: “she is the one, forever….”.

The FOREVER ONE yacht will undergo the final commissioning phase in the next coming weeks.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by ISA.

Perini Navi Group announces launch of second 60m series sailing yacht PERSEUS³ (P3, hull C.2218)

June 30, 2014

The Perini Navi Group, a world-renowned company specializing in the design and building of large motor and sailing yachts, has recently launched sailing yacht Perseus³ (P3, hull C.2218) at their Viareggio shipyard in Italy. Superyacht Perseus³ represents the second sloop in their new generation 60m series, boasting important innovations in hull lines, as well as on board technology. A third sloop in this series – sailing yacht Hull C.2232 – is due to be delivered in 2015.

60m Perini Navi mega yacht Perseus3 (C.2218) at launch

60m Perini Navi mega yacht Perseus3 (C.2218) at launch

Luxury yacht Perseus³, designed by Perini Navi naval architects in collaboration with New Zealander Ron Holland, has a Perini Navi sail control system and a lifting keel whose draft varies from 4.30 to 12.30m. Her 75m mast and 23m boom are in carbon fibre as is her standing rigging.

Super yacht Perseus³ is also the first Perini Navi yacht to have a carbon fibre bowsprit. The bowsprit was a request of the owner’s that will allow for fast sail changes and a larger sail plan. The impressive sail set includes: 2 Gennakers, 1 Code 0, 1 Reacher, 1 Blade, 1 Spinnaker Stay Sail, 1 working Jib and an imposing Main Sail for a combined area of 10.000 square meters.

Perseus³ yacht has an innovative deck layout with six winches for fast tacking and easy handling of halyards and lines. The jib is manoeuvred via the newest generation of captive winches with a pulling load of 35t and a speed of 110m per minute. The sloop has two rudders for top performance and agile manoeuvring.

Hull and superstructure in aluminium were constructed at the Perini Navi-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey and make for a GT of less than 500 tons and an optimized displacement of circa 570 tons.

The interiors of Perseus³ superyacht were designed in house by Perini architects and can accommodate twelve passengers in five cabins, one of which has sliding beds. The owner’s suite is full beam and can be divided by a removable wall. Two 6.20 custom tenders, two opening beach platforms and an infinity pool on the fore deck compliment the exterior layout.

Below is a choice of the outstanding charter yachts built by Perini Navi.

Oliver van Meer Design introduces 95 Classic sailing yacht NEORION (ex Green Seagull)

June 30, 2014

Dutch design studio, Oliver van Meer Design, is proud to present the 95 Classic sailing yacht ‘Neorion’. Superyacht ‘Neorion’ was previously known as ‘Green Seagull’. The keel for a project was laid by Bloemsma Shipyard in Makkum, the Netherlands, fifteen years ago. Shortly after the superstructure was fitted, the project was paused due to unforeseen circumstances.

95 Classic superyacht Neorion (ex Green Seagull) by Bloemsma and Oliver van Meer on her first sea trials - Photo credit to Oliver van Meer Design BV

95 Classic superyacht Neorion (ex Green Seagull) by Bloemsma and Oliver van Meer on her first sea trials - Photo credit to Oliver van Meer Design BV

The incomplete yacht was purchased in 2011 by her current owner, who chose to finish the construction by himself.

Olivier van Meer Design was asked to come up with the sail plan and interior design for the boat, rechristened Neorion. The brief specified that it should be possible for just two persons to sail her. Hydraulic furling systems and an ergonomic cockpit layout ensured that the yacht would be very easy to manoeuvre.

Sailing yacht Neorion under her first sea trial - Photo credit to Oliver van Meer Design BV

Sailing yacht Neorion under her first sea trial - Photo credit to Oliver van Meer Design BV

During the construction, Olivier was eventually asked to take on all project management responsibilities for the owner. A building team was put together under his guidance, consisting of small specialist companies from Enkhuizen. The sea trials were successfully completed in recent weeks, and luxury yacht Neorion is now en route to Svalbard for her maiden voyage.

The office of Olivier van Meer is increasingly responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects. Cooperation with independent, purposely selected and highly specialised companies results in an efficient, economical and well-organised process with short communication lines.

Neorion Yacht at the start of construction - Photo by Oliver van Meer Design BV

Neorion Yacht at the start of construction - Photo by Oliver van Meer Design BV

Olivier van Meer is currently preparing the comprehensive renovation of a 125-foot classic schooner, including a completely new interior design. The final touches are being put to the specifications and technical drawings. The project will be implemented directly for the owner under the guidance of Olivier van Meer.

The office is currently also working on the design of a 95-metre square rigger for training, and the construction of several Puffin® yachts.

Super yacht Neorion under construction - Photo by Oliver van Meer Design BV

Super yacht Neorion under construction - Photo by Oliver van Meer Design BV

Technical Specifications of super yacht ‘NEORION’ (ex Green Seagull):

Naval Architect Horst Stichnoth (G) – Hoek Design (NL)
Interior Design & Sailplan Olivier van Meer (NL)
Project Management Olivier van Meer (NL)
Hull Builder Bloemsma, Makkum, The Netherlands
Year of Hull build 1999
Year of launching 2014
Hull Construction Aluminium
Keel Semi longkeel (S-shape) with hydraulic centerboard
Rudder Semi balanced, mechanic
Over all length (incl. davits & bowsprit) 33.80 m
Length between stem and stern 29.04 m
Waterline length 21.00 m
Overall breadth 6.75 m
Draft liftkeel up 2.60 m
Draft liftkeel down 4.10 m
Displacement 85 tons (fully loaded)

The Enkhuizen (NL) based building team under the management of Olivier van Meer:
• Brovo : Metal Works & engine room
• Hi-tek : Technical installations
• 12V Jachttechniek : Electrical installations
• Elektrodynamica : Electrical installations
• Henk Brasser : Carpentry works
• Combi Jachtbouw : Carpentry works
• Zeeman Jachtbouw : Exterior wood works
• Jaap Niermeyer : Deck gear, interior works
• Mastermasten : Rigging
• Nooter Metaalwaren : Stainless steel works

Launch of new Benetti Classic motor yacht EDESIA

June 25, 2014

The brand new motor yacht ‘Edesia’ has recently hit the water at the Benetti shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. Superyacht ‘Edesia’ belongs to the Benetti Classic series, and is presumed to be ‘hull BC131′. Below is an image of Benetti Classic 121 luxury yacht Dyna (hull BC129), launched in 2013. The official information and images of ‘Edesia’ are still expected to be released by the yard.

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Luxury yacht DYNA (hull BC129) - a sister ship to EDESIA Yacht (hull BC131)

Measuring 36,90 meters in length, the Benetti Classic luxury yacht ‘Edesia’ has been beautifully designed by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Francois Zuretti. She is RINA classed.

New 40m motor yacht ONIKA launched by Delta

June 24, 2014

The brand new 40-metre motor yacht Onika (hull 130043) has successfully hit the water at Delta Marine in the USA. Entirely designed by Delta Design Group, superyacht Onika embodies the simple elegance and warmth of a true Gentleman’s yacht.

Rendering of the 40m superyacht ONIKA (hull 130043) by Delta Marine

Rendering of the 40m superyacht ONIKA (hull 130043) by Delta Marine

Accommodation aboard Delta luxury yacht Onika is provided to up to 6 guests and a crew of 8. The outdoor spaces and decks are characterized by the same elegance as the interior. The sun deck is a complete outdoor living space, with forward facing settees, a dining table for eight with a bar and TV, as well as room for chaise lounges, with an outdoor shower to cool down.

Super yacht Onika (hull 130043) can store a pair of 18′ and 12′ yacht tenders, which can be found on the aft bridge deck, able to launch to either side. On the main deck, there is dining for six and teak chairs, as well as a lounge in a comfortable residential setting.

Below is a selection of the beautiful charter yachts built by Delta.

Benetti announces launch of new Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001)

June 23, 2014

Benetti Shipyard is proud to announce that the all-new BK001 motor yacht ‘My Paradis’ was officially launched, with the Owner in attendance. Superyacht ‘My Paradis’ represents the first of three 108-foot Tradition Supreme vessels, the new entry level tri-deck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. She will make her official premiere at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival, running from September 9 to 14.

Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001) at launch

Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS (BK001) at launch

Important innovations in the engine room: the new My Paradis yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow to navigate, as well as with the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors.

Superyacht My Paradis on the water

Superyacht My Paradis on the water

With the launching of luxury yacht My Paradis, Benetti unveils the new Tradition Supreme 108′, part of the Benetti Class Range Displacement line of composite yachts from 93′-145′. In doing so, Benetti reinforces its leadership position, with the new Tradition Supreme 108′ featuring extremely innovative stylistic and technical elements.

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 super yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 luxury yacht MY PARADIS

Tradition Supreme 108 luxury yacht MY PARADIS

With exteriors by Stefano Righini, My Paradis superyacht includes three decks and a sun deck. The sun deck is this boat’s hallmark feature. Its carbon fibre roll bar, upper section of the superstructure and hard top have been selected to ensure a lightweight structure with enhanced stability. The sun deck is also noteworthy for its circulation. There are two access points, an internal and external one, which provide maximum privacy for the Owner and guests. Indeed, the entire sun deck has been made use of. In addition to the stunning Spa Pool and elegant dining table for 10 in the centre, there is also comfortable sunpad seating towards the stern and a sofa with forward facing storage next to the exterior piloting station.

Luxury yacht MY PARADIS

Luxury yacht MY PARADIS

On the upper deck, there is a skylounge with windows on three sides and a sliding door leading out to the exterior salon for amazing views. It is also equipped with a spectacular Turkish bath complete with skylight so you can lie back and relax, gazing up at the sky.

Motor yacht MY PARADIS

Motor yacht MY PARADIS

The interiors accentuate the sense of space and light using contrasting colours and shadows. The walls are clad with different thickness decking arranged in a random pattern. This makes for a very unusual 3D effect with a play of light and shadow, further accentuated by the large amounts of glazing connecting the interior and exterior spaces. The light-drenched quality of the interiors is also enhanced by the pairing of light oak with darker wood that lets the natural light reflect off the different angled surfaces. The light design also includes strategically located LEDs to recreate the same effect after daylight hours.

The decision to use 3D dynamic walls rather than smooth ones provides a kind of interactive background that actually accommodates a wide range of décor options, offering ample customisation opportunities. On the Tradition Supreme 108′ the Owner can choose from a wide array of furnishing options, depending on their personal style and brand preferences.

MY PARADIS Yacht - Spa Pool

MY PARADIS Yacht - Spa Pool

As a case in point, the main deck of My Paradis yacht has a very interesting custom layout. The area traditionally devoted to the dining area has been integrated with the salon, creating a single open space that includes a lounge and bar area. The room is filled with natural light and enjoys uninterrupted and breathtaking water views thanks to its full-height windows. The designers also took a very innovative approach and lowered the exterior washboard to match the glass height, virtually eliminating any visual barrier between the interiors and the water beyond. The washboard is also “cut back” at the full-height window in the Owner’s cabin, allowing natural light to fill the suite to great effect.

Motor Yacht MY PARADIS

Motor Yacht MY PARADIS

Per Owner request, the crew dinette on My Paradis yacht is located on the main deck instead of the lower deck; in its place is a large refrigeration unit.

My Paradis yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests. There are four VIP cabins on the lower deck. The Owner’s apartment is on the main deck at full beam. There is a sense of drama in the bathrooms, where the same “interactive” finishes have been used, this time in the 100% mosaic showers. Here too there is a play of uneven surfaces, again reinforced by strategically placed LEDs.

MY PARADIS yacht - accommodation

MY PARADIS yacht - accommodation

Important innovations in the engine room too: in accordance with the emerging trends in the market, the yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow you to navigate, as well as the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors connected directly to the regulators / inverters of the main diesel-electric propulsion. The electric motors are powered directly by generators allowing to navigate up to a speed of about 6 knots. Onboard generators are used as the only source of propulsion and power for various devices. This configuration will allow to minimize noise and vibration while maximizing comfort.

Luxury superyacht MY PARADIS

Luxury superyacht MY PARADIS

The electric one is also an auxiliary propulsion in support of the main motor. Just to give an example, the efficiency guaranteed by a low power motor (35 kW) at low speed (6/7 nodes), typical in night transfers, is certainly better than a more powerful engine which can not be used too long in this mode.

To maximise onboard comfort and reduce energy use, the boatyard has equipped My Paradis yacht as well as all Benetti Class models with a CMC Marine electrical fin stabiliser. Compared to traditional systems, the electrical pin stabilisers ensure reduced noise, increased functionality, reduced electricity usage, and ease of maintenance.

Main Characteristics of Benetti BK001 motor yacht My Paradis:

Builder Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architecture Azimut Benetti Spa – Benetti Technical Department
Concept + Exterior Designer Stefano Righini
Interior designer-decorator Ufficio stile Benetti
Class register C X HULL |MACH Y. – COMPLIANCE WITH LARGE YACHT CODE ( LY2 )
Flag of registry: MALTA

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Benetti.

Sanlorenzo announces four superyacht launches in a row

June 20, 2014

The prominent Italian shipyard, Sanlorenzo, is excited to announce that four luxury vessels over 24 meters have been launched in just two weeks. These include two 29,10-metre SL96 models: motor yacht ‘India’ and luxury yacht ‘Peacemaker’; the 27,6-metre SD92-33 superyacht ‘Noor’, as well as the 33,65-metre SD112-35 luxury yacht ‘Aventus’.

Sanlorenzo SL96-606 superyacht India

Sanlorenzo SL96-606 superyacht India

Sanlorenzo SL96-606 motor yacht “India”: 29,10 meter vessel with planing hull, specially designed for her Italian owner who choose for the interiors a refined decòr combining two precious woods: the light-grey bleached oak for floorings and walls and the Canaletto walnut for the furniture. The best Italian design brands were selected to complete both the indoor and the outdoor areas onboard: Minotti, B&B, Maxalto, Flexform, Roda, Paola Lenti.

Sanlorenzo SL96-611 motor yacht Peacemaker

Sanlorenzo SL96-611 motor yacht Peacemaker

Sanlorenzo SL96-611 motor yacht “Peacemaker” is characterized by a 4 cabin interior layout, instead of the traditional 5 cabins, in order to house, on the lower deck, a comfortable gym for the fitness. For her American owner fond of technology, Sanlorenzo installed a domotics system onboard that enables the management of all the electronic appliances via smart phone, Ipad and similar devices.

Sanlorenzo SD92-33 luxury yacht Noor

Sanlorenzo SD92-33 luxury yacht Noor

Sanlorenzo SD92-33 motor yacht “Noor”, 27,6 meter length, is the 21st vessel of the successful SD92 line. Her Italian owner chose a total white interior design, very modern and minimal, given by the use of white lacquered finishing for furniture and ceiling, alternated with white leather. The owner’s cabin is located astern on the main deck, while the lower deck houses 3 guest cabins and a fitness area.

Sanlorenzo SD112-35 Yacht Aventus

Sanlorenzo SD112-35 Yacht Aventus

Sanlorenzo SD112-35 motor yacht “Aventus” is the second unit of the new SD112 line launched just few months after the debut of the first superyacht “O”. 112ft length (33,65m), a semi-displacement hull in fiberglass and 4 decks characterize this model, which external lines resemble the  transatlantic liners of the ’30. Her Belgian owner preferred a 5 cabin layout, with a large  owner’s suite astern on the main deck and two fold-down terraces in the salon that offer an  exclusive view on the sea. The main wood chosen for the interior design is the fine lined American elm, both for the walls and for the furniture. The decor is completed with elements by Cassina, Gallotti & Radice and Minotti for the interior and Summit, Maxalto and Lenti for the exterior.

Unmistakable style and sophisticated design place Sanlorenzo motoryachts to the peak of International yacht building. The Italian Shipyard, in over 50 years of history, has now become a synonym of excellence both in terms of refinement and attention to detail. Today, Sanlorenzo has reached the second place in in the world ranking of the top builders over 24 meters (Global Order Book 2014).

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Sanlorenzo.

Cantiere delle Marche announces launch of 86′ motor yacht YOLO and new CdM Nauta Air Line

June 19, 2014

Last Saturday, June 14, saw the Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche launch motor yacht YOLO. The all-new superyacht YOLO is a striking 86-foot explorer vessel in aluminium, built by Cantiere delle Marche and designed by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of Nauta Design.

Night transport of CdM Nauta Air 86 superyacht YOLO

Night transport of CdM Nauta Air 86 superyacht YOLO

Luxury yacht YOLO is the first yacht in the new CdM Nauta Air line. These Explorer Yachts in aluminum offer the perfect blend of superyacht style and the same sturdy substance that characterizes Cantiere delle Marche’s Darwin Class Explorer yachts, already a benchmark in the market.

Explorer yacht YOLO at launch

Explorer yacht YOLO at launch

Vasco Buonpensiere, Director of Sales and Marketing and partner at CdM, had these words at the launching: “Thanks to the new Nauta Air 86’ project, Cantiere delle Marche has yet again shown that we are a shipyard that pays close attention to the market and knows how to anticipate its needs. We noticed that a large group of owners was looking for motor yachts that are different from the typical white-hulled planing boat with a flying bridge. They wanted an energy efficient boat that has larger interior volumes, something fully customizable and with sturdy metal construction. This without having to go for a large, three-bridge displacement yacht that can be heavy in more ways than one. Cantiere delle Marche decided to create the Nauta Air 86’ line to meet their needs. This line has the essential superyacht characteristics of ample, fully customizable spaces united with energy efficient autonomy and freedom of use with limited crew. The CdM Nauta Air line is designed to meet the needs of experienced yachtsmen who want the security and comfort of a large metal-hulled displacement yacht without losing the flexibility and the ease of use of a planing yacht. The project has been an immediate success. Several yachts have been sold even before the launch of the first yacht in the series and I want to thank Nauta Design for their perfect interpretation of our brief. Their designs for the Air line fully meet our goal for yachts with strong, direct character combined with simple and elegant lines”.

YOLO yacht ready to hit the water

YOLO yacht ready to hit the water

CdM Nauta Air yachts have been designed with new proportions and balance. Interior and exterior spaces are kept in direct visual contact thanks to use of transparent glass in both windows and doors. The galley on the main deck has been designed to be accessible both from indoors and out and the central main salon is divided into conversation, relaxation and dining areas.

CdM offers full customization to its clients. YOLO yacht’s owner was able to define, together with the shipyard and the designers, the yacht’s layout. The 60 smq panoramic fly bridge, with a sun area and spacious al fresco lounge, was specifically designed for easy outdoor living. A dedicated stairway leads from the main deck to the owner’s suite for total privacy. A separate entrance leads to the lower deck and guest cabins.

Luxury yacht YOLO on the water

Luxury yacht YOLO on the water

Arch. Mario Pedol says, “We feel that the unique aspect of life aboard a yacht lies in the opportunity it gives you to immerge yourself totally in the natural environment around you. When we sat down to design the CdM Nauta Air we always kept one priority in mind: that of bringing the outside world “in”. To do this we used wide areas of glass and created architectural spaces where the indoors could communicate in harmony with the outdoors. By thinking of the yacht as one continuous space we created a new concept of on board living, especially on the main and upper decks. CdM Nauta Air yachts are motor yachts that stand out thanks to their autonomy, their on board safety and their ample living spaces. All this while retaining a solid, robust, seaworthy core that inspires confidence.”

With the new Nauta Air range, Cantiere delle Marche has established its name as a byword for evolution in the conception of yachts. This range can modify its interior layouts without changing its nautical DNA, making CdM Nauta Air owner’s dreams come true in waters anywhere in the world.

Technical Specifications of CdM Nauta Air 86′ super yacht YOLO:

DIMENSIONS
Length, overall 27,15 m 89.10 feet
Length, water line 24,70 m 81.00 feet
Beam, moulded 6,50 m 21.35 feet
Depth, moulded 3,85 m 12.65 feet
Draught, at full load 1,60 m 5.25 feet
Displacement, full load 99,9 t 98.30 long ton

LOAD LINE LENGTH UNDER 24 METERS

TANK CAPACITIES

Fuel oil 17 265 l 4 560 U.S.gal
Fresh water 2 135 l 565 U.S.gal
Black water 860 l 225 U.S.gal
Grey water 1 715 l 450 U.S.gal
Oil 300 l 80 U.S.gal
Dirty oil 300 l 80 U.S.gal
Sewage 335 l 88 U.S.gal

PROPULSION
Engines 2x CATERPILLAR C18 ACERT (2x 870 hp @ 2200 RPM) or eq.
Transmission/Propulsion 2x Gearbox i=3:1
Diesel generator 2 x33kW Kohler 33EFOZD or equivalent
Bow thruster Electrical engine 25 kW

PERFORMANCE
Maximum continuous speed 17.0 knots
Cruising speed 13.5 knots @ 80% MCR Range 3.200 nm @ 9 knots

ACCOMMODATION

Guest up to 4 double cabins, up to 10 beds
Crew up to 2 double cabins, up to 4 beds

Launch of CdM Nauta Air 86′ motor yacht YOLO sold by Phuket’s Lee Marine

June 18, 2014

Built by Italy’s fast growing and trend setting Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) shipyard, the all-new motor yacht “YOLO” (“You Only Live Once”) was launched at a glamorous champagne ceremony in Ancona, Italy on Saturday night, 14 June, 2014. The 86-foot superyacht “YOLO” represents the world’s first Nauta Air 86 ocean going explorer, sold by Phuket’s Lee Marine.

Launch of CdM Nauta Air 86 motor yacht YOLO sold by Lee Marine

Launch of CdM Nauta Air 86 motor yacht YOLO sold by Lee Marine

Phuket’s leading new yacht dealer, Australia, China and Southeast Asia agents for CdM, Lee Marine, sold the yacht two years ago to its dynamic young owner, whose personal input into all aspects of the luxurious yacht since 2012 make it, in the words of one person involved with the sale,“the personification of intelligent customization”to the super yacht class.

Luxury yacht “YOLO” is purpose built for long voyage luxury sailing (range 3900 nautical miles at 9 knots, cruising speed 13.5 knots, maximum speed 17 knots) to afford maximum luxury relaxation and entertainment, coupled with unique measures to givecomplete privacy for the owner and guests.

The owner launched the all-aluminum, white hulled “YOLO” yacht along with his family, friends, CdM and Lee Marine executives and shipyard workers at a spectacular ceremony at CdM’s Ancona, Italy shipyard on the Adriatic Sea. The launch was followed by a lunch with all the shipyard workers at the CdM facility to say Thank You to all involved and later followed by a dinner and party in the evening at the nearby Passettohotel.

Luxury explorer yacht YOLO ready to hit the water

Luxury explorer yacht YOLO ready to hit the water

Lee Marine broker, Marcus Overman, who sold the luxury explorer yacht YOLO, commented on the “passion that goes into the building and the emotions and pride shown by the contractors for this boat.” He said the owner could be “justly proud” of his input into the boat over two years “to make the boat what she is today.”

The Nauta Air 86’ started life as a Nauta Air 80’ when first introduced by Lee Marine. Nine revisions later it was minutely customized under the owner’s personal attention, in collaboration with Mario Pedol, Massimo Gino and the award winning Nauta Design team, and extended to 86 feet to accommodate the owner’s personal preferences. His attitude toward the yacht’s design is “comfort, fun and above all quality”.

Other adaptations from a standard design, includea three cabin configuration (originally four), a massive 66 sq.m. flybridge complete with Spa Pool, a huge master bedroom with private companionway from the saloon (one of two companionways to the accommodation deck), galley aft on the main deck, a gymnasium and sauna, extended crew quarters, spacious tender and jet ski storage and luxuriously appointed furnishings by top Italian designer Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects. The expansive flybridgehas a full bar counter and ample seating for a significant party all under the protection of a large hardtop to provide shade.

The Nauta Air 86’ employs high grade material and standards born out of commercial ship building, which is the genesis of CdM’s beginnings. The exceptional level of engineering and clean, easily serviceable machinery spaces are very engineer friendly and the full beam master bedroom is breathtaking in its size and stunning luxury.

Night transport of YOLO Yacht

Night transport of YOLO Yacht

Two Caterpillar C18 ACERT 885 HPmotors generating 2200 rpm propel the CDM Nauta Air 86’. Maximum range at 9 knots is 3900 nautical miles (approximately the distance from Phuket to just south of Melbourne, Australia) from a 22,000 litre fuel tank (more than three times the capacity of comparably priced production yachts). CdM yachts are specifically designed for long voyages and to handle open ocean sea conditions.

The owner plans to cruise the Mediterranean Sea following sea trials off Ancona for the first two seasons then to sail across the Atlantic to the Caribbean before eventually venturing west to the Pacific, Australia and Asia. The yacht will have a world-wide launch at the Cannes International Boat Show in Cannes, France in early September.

Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s Sales and Marketing Director said with the launch of YOLO, the Nauta Air 86 “we have really had a great vision with the Nauta Air series and we have definitely nailed down a gap in the market which will make us even more successful. These boats express a roaring elegance.” Cantiere Delle Marche, only launched in 2010, also produce the Darwin Class Explorer, a steel hulled full displacement motor yacht with a 6000 nautical mile range (approximately the distances between Phuket and Casablanca in Morocco), of which several have so far been launched and are cruising the globe.

Commented Lee Marine’s Joshua Lee: “Launching the world’s first CDM Nauta Air is a huge honour and a distinct milestone in our company’s 17 year history. I am deeply proud of this yacht, the owner and the team that contributed to making this happen. We would like to make a special mention to Mario Pedol and his design team at Nauta Design for the fantastic work they did.Also to the tireless Vasco Buonpenserieand his team whose passion for CdM shines through with each and every project. We have learnt a great deal from the building process that is of benefit to our distribution and the sale of these unique products.” Mr. Lee said “YOLO” represents a shift toward longer self contained sea journeys “and more adventure for the clients.” He indicated more CdMNauta Air yacht sales may be on the way.  A Nauta Air 90’ is currently under construction in Ancona.

Marcus Overman explained how “YOLO” superyacht came about. The owner was looking to upgrade from a mid-sized production yacht to something offering long range and a high level of comfort. After attending boat shows around the world he never found the boat that “ticked all the boxes” until we introduced him to CDM and the Nauta Air where he saw the benefits of “full customization and high quality build.” After visiting Ancona he was convinced “he had found the perfect home to begin the journey to create his ideal yacht,” Mr. Overman said.

“We would like to extend our sincere congratulations to the owner and also to the whole team at Cantiere delle Marche on the launch of what is undoubtedly the most exciting new launch of 2014.”