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Brand New for Summer Charter: 39m Superyacht OTTAWA IV Launched in Turkey

April 03, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

A brand-new 39-metre (130ft) charter yacht was launched in Turkey earlier this year, named OTTAWA IV.  The crew is busy preparing for her premiere summer charter in the Mediterranean and excited to welcome first guests on board. 

OTTAWA IV superyacht launched in Turkey, now preparing for her first summer charters in the Mediterranean

OTTAWA IV superyacht launched in Turkey, now preparing for her first summer charters in the Mediterranean

OTTAWA IV will offer elegant accommodation in five staterooms with en suite facilities, providing overnight stay for up to 10 guests on board. The vessel is currently undergoing final works before her delivery. Stay tuned for more information and photos of this exciting new boat and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

Rossinavi launch 49m superyacht Aurora

April 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

It was a very exciting day for the owner of the new 49-metre motor yacht Aurora (FR034), which was launched at Rossi Navi shipyard, on Saturday, 1st April. Aurora is a displacement aluminium yacht, characterised by innovative architectural solutions and large living spaces, and is promising to be a real head turner once delivered.

Rossi Navi Launches motor yacht Aurora

Rossi Navi Launches motor yacht Aurora

Designed by Fulvio De Simoni,  Aurora features sleek lines in her exterior, while sporty features and sharp traits add to her unique personality. Arrabiato Naval Architects worked on her naval architecture.

Official launch of motor yacht Rossi Navi 49m Aurora

Official launch of motor yacht Rossi Navi 49m Aurora

This yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 well-appointed cabins, which include a panoramic owners cabin, two main deck VIP, and further three double/twin cabins.

Motor yacht Aurora launched by Rossinavi

Motor yacht Aurora launched by Rossinavi

Spacious and open spaces of Aurora’s layout allow for three large social areas and a beach saloon with an alfresco dinig area. Aurora is capable of carrying two tenders, jet skies and scuba diving equipment.

47m motor yacht AURORA by Rossinavi and Fulvio de Simoni - rendering

47m motor yacht AURORA by Rossinavi and Fulvio de Simoni – rendering

With a pair of MTU 12V 4000 M93L diesel engines, Aurora reaches an impressive top speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

Royal Huisman 58m Sailing Yacht Ngoni Sees the Daylight For the First Time

March 29, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

First photos of the stunning 58m/190ft sailing yacht Ngoni have been released by Royal Huisman, as the superyacht emerged from the shed at the shipbuilder’s facility. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Ngoni features a fantastic interior by Rick Backer and Paul Morgan. Measuring 58 metres, this ocean-going cruiser provides outstanding innovative and luxury facilities onboard. The all-aluminium Ngoni boasts sheer line and sculpted bow, while a molded glass superstructure and crisp stern shape add further to her innovative look.

NGONI sees the daylight at Royal Huisman

NGONI sees the daylight at Royal Huisman. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Created by Rick Baker and Paul Morgan, the stylish interiors of superyacht NGONI provide contemporary yet relaxing accommodation in a master “apartment”, which include the following luxury amenities gym, library with a study, and sauna. There are also two guest staterooms, which are very well-appointed and with ensuite facilities. The large salon is spacious, with attached outdoor seating. For more accommodation spaces, the owner’s gym and study can also transfer into additional accommodations.

Royal Huisman NGONI

Royal Huisman NGONI. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Previously known as Project Beast and hull 398, Ngoni was presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, where the project gained much attention and great positive feedback.

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - technical launch

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – technical launch. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - technical launch 2

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – technical launch. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - emerges from the shed at Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – emerges from the shed at Royal Huisman. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - emerges from her shad

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – emerges from her shad. Photo credit Royal Huisman

General Information about luxury yacht Ngoni

Naval architect: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior design: Rick Baker / Paul Morgan
Interior accent pieces and exotic finishes: Francis Sultana
Light design: The Light Corporation
Project management: Godfrey Cray

Principal Dimensions of Ngoni Yacht 

Length: 58 m / 190 ft
Length waterline: 51 m / 167 ft
Beam: 9.5 m / 31 ft
Draft (keel up): 5.3 m / 17 ft
Draft (keel down): 8.1 m / 27 ft

Stay tuned as we will be bringing more updates on the launch, as soon as information becomes available.

 

Sanlorenzo launch two superyachts: 27m M/Y STAE and 29m M/Y B&B

March 29, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sanlorenzo was very busy this past weekend, launching not one, but two yachts on the same day: the SL 86 M/Y STAE and the SL96 M/Y B&B. The first one was launched at the Ameglia yard, while the latter at the historic Viareggio location. Both yachts hit the water at the presence of their owner’s, with STAE belonging to an American client and B&B to a Turkish owner.

SL86 motor yacht Stae

SL86 motor yacht Stae

Both yachts were custom made, reflecting their owners’ wishes and styles, as it happens with each Sanlorenzo-built vessel since 1958. The third location belonging to the shipyard is La Spezia, which is scheduled to deliver its first 52Steel superyacht SEVEN SINS, launched earlier this year. Numerous other yachts are currently under construction including the four explorer vessels (460Exp), the 11th iconic 40m planing yacht 40Alloy, two 52Steel yachts and one 64Steel.

SL96 superyacht B&B

SL96 superyacht B&B

Lurssen Officially Announces Launch of 74m mega yacht AURORA

March 17, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Germany’s top yacht building company, Lurssen has officially announced the launched of the 74m mega yacht AURORA that hit the water on the 11th March. Previously referred to in media as Project THOR, Lurssen unveiled the project name as being ‘GATSBY’ accompanied by a photo of this spectacular and elegant vessel, spreading over six spacious decks. Her delivery is scheduled for early summer.

74m Mega Yacht AURORA - Project GATSBY - hits water at Lurssen shipyard in Germany - Photo credit to Lurssen

74m Mega Yacht AURORA – Project GATSBY – hits water at Lurssen shipyard in Germany – Photo credit to Lurssen

AURORA was built to the owner’s requirements with exterior and interior design created by Winch Design, resulting in a sleek and stylish yacht. There is plenty of space to entertain and be entertained, as well as relax and enjoy the life at sea.

She has been announced as a very private vessel, constructed to the owner’s individual needs and to the highest technical standard together with numerous practical characteristics. Her length is 74 metres / 242’8’’ with a beam of 13 metres / 42’6’’. See also another recent article on the launch of AURORA …

Watch: Amazing New Yacht AVIVA Video

March 15, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

See below for a wonderful video of the brand new 98m Abeking & Rasmussen built superyacht AVIVA, the latest in the series.

The 98 meter yacht AVIVA

The 98 meter yacht AVIVA

The98 meter superyacht Aviva by Abeking & Rasmussen is their largest and the most recent launched.  She is fourth motor yacht in the ‘AVIVA’ series – all designed built and designed for the same British owner – and showcases many similar design themes as her predecessors. As with the earlier yacht by the same name launched by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2007, the new AVIVA has interior design by Reymond Langton Design with Reymond Langton Design & Toby Silverton designing the exterior.

Over the coming months, the outfitting of the yacht will be completed, in time for an expected spring 2017 delivery.

The Video of AVIVA:

One interesting feature of Aviva (a first for private yachts) is the on board paddle-tennis court which measures 20 metres by 10 metres, with a six-metre height. Evidently, the owner is a passionate player who wanted to be able to enjoy the sport wherever he cruised.

Lurssen Launches 74m Superyacht Aurora

March 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The prestigious German shipbuilder Lurssen launched 74-metre luxury superyacht, named Aurora. She is also known as Project Thor, a greatly anticipated superyacht of 2017. She made her first appearance in Rendsburg, Germany a few hours ago.

Motor Yacht Aurora (Project Thor) - Lurssen. Phot credit Andreas Jens:TheYachtPhoto.com

Motor Yacht Aurora (Project Thor) – Lurssen. Phot credit Andreas Jens:TheYachtPhoto.com

As Aurora is a highly secretive project at Lurssen, little information has been revealed until now. It is known that this custom built yacht was designed by Winch Design, who also worked on her interior styling. Motor yacht Aurora provides luxurious accommodation for 16 guests. With a pair of MTU 16v 40000 M63 engines, this superyacht can reach a top speed of 18 knots.

We will bring more information about Lurssen 74m Aurora, as soon as some details become available.

Meanwhile, Lurssen shipyard has Project Mistral, Project Thunder and Project Sasha under construction. However, the shipyard does not reveal much information on those projects.

You can find out more about Lurssen Yachts here, or view a selection of luxury charter yachts.

Technical launches of Amels New LE188 and LE242 in Poland and Romania

March 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Superyachts LE242 Hull YN 24203 and LE188 Hull YN 18801 built by the Dutch shipbuilder Amels, have just hit the water. The technical launch of YN 24203 was held at the Damen Shipyard in Romania, while YN 18801’s technical launch was in Poland. According to Dutch Yachting, these superyachts will be delivered in the first half of 2018.

Amels Holland’s Limited Edition 242 with yard number 24203 just after entering the dry dock. Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels Holland’s Limited Edition 242 with yard number 24203 just after entering the dry dock. Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Motor yacht Hull YN 24203 is the first unit of the Amels Limited Edition 242 superyacht series, following her sister ships Amels 242 Hull #2 and Plvs Vltra. Alike highly successful Plvs Vltra, Hull YN 24203 measure 74 metres with a large beam of 12.45 metres. Her luxury facilities include a massive owner’s deck, a dance floor with a bar, and a large 6.5m infinity pool. Accommodation is provided for 12 guests in 6 cabins.

Amels Holland’s Limited Edition 188 with yard number 18801 on its way to the dry dock. Photo by Dutchmegayachts.

Amels Holland’s Limited Edition 188 with yard number 18801 on its way to the dry dock. Photo by Dutchmegayachts.

Amels Holland’s Limted editions 188 and their first hybrid yacht, the 57.70m/ 188ft YN18801, left Damen’s shipyard in Poland last week and arrived in Vlissingen yesterday. Photo by Walter Vercruysse

Amels Holland’s Limited editions 188 and their first hybrid yacht, the 57.70m/ 188ft YN18801, left Damen’s shipyard in Poland last week and arrived in Vlissingen yesterday. Photo by Walter Vercruysse

Motor yacht Hull YN18801 Superyacht AMELS 188 is a striking 57,70-metre hybrid vessel. Reymond Langton Design developed the sophisticated interior design of the AMELS 188 superyacht Hull YN18801. Generous living areas aim to maximise guest enjoyment: there is a 30-metre beach club, a wellness centre with gymnasium, sauna and Turkish hammam.

YN18801 Amels Holland Photo by Walter Vercruysse

YN18801 Amels Holland Photo by Walter Vercruysse

Both superyachts were designed by Tim Heywood, who has been working on a large number of superyachts from the Amels Limited Edition line.

Here is the video of the technical launch of Amels new 74m Hull YN24203 at the Damen Shipyards in Romania.

You can find more information about Amels Limited Edition superyacht series Amels Limited Edition Brief. While these projects are underway, there are some incredible luxury yachts by Amels, which you can view here. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact our charter brokers.

Amels Limited Edition 242 series

Amels Limited Edition 242 series

Superyacht AMELS 188

Superyacht AMELS 188

74m Superyacht Amels 242 Emerges from Shed

March 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 74-metre superyacht Amels 242, which has been referred to as Project 7402, emerged from the shed at the shipbuilder’s facilities in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. This is the second yacht from the Amels Limited Edition 242 line, which is a follow-up to the 2016 Plvs Vltra.

Amels 242 Project 7402

Amels 242 Project 7402. Copyright: Amels

The team of bespoke designers developed striking exterior and sophisticated interior styling of Project 7402. Her smooth lines were drawn by Tim Heywood, while Winch Design worked on the design of indoor living spaces.

Luxury features of this superyacht include generous outdoor spaces at the aft, with a swimming pool and a helipad.

The owner’s suite boasts special addition to the layout of the cabin: there is a superyacht spa area, ideal for relaxation after a long day exploring the finest yachting grounds. Amels 242 Project 7402 sleeps 12 guests. Further 5 guest cabins are with en-suite facilities and tasteful furnishing.

This beautiful 4-deck superyacht has a fuel capacity of 155,000 litres allowing a maximum cruising range of 5,000 nm at 12.5 kn.

The delivery of Project 7402 is scheduled for summer 2017.

Tansu Yachts launch 38m motor yacht project LTS now named HIGHLIGHT

March 01, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Tansu Yachts has launched the 38,4-metre motor yacht HIGHLIGHT, which has been referred to as project LTS. The yacht will now undergo sea trials in the Marmara Sea and is scheduled for delivery at the end of this month.

Motor Yacht HIGHLIGHT launched by Tansu Yachts - Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Motor Yacht HIGHLIGHT launched by Tansu Yachts – Photo credit Tansu Yachts

HIGHLIGHT features interior and exterior styling by the yard’s founder Riza Tansu, while boasting naval architecture by the renowned studio Diana Yacht Design.

With accommodation to eight guests, the vessel’s cabins have been divided into one main owner’s suite, one VIP suite and two double guest cabins. The yacht and guests on board will be serviced by a crew of five.

Tansu Yachts celebrate the launch motor yacht HIGHLIGHT - Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Tansu Yachts celebrate the launch motor yacht HIGHLIGHT – Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Powered by two Caterpillar C18 ACERT Diesel engines, HIGHLIGHT is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots and comfortably cruise at 13 knots. There is very little information currently available about the vessel, however, it has been reported that she has a beam of 7,6 metres and a draft of 2,2 metres.

Tansu Yachts is currently working on numerous other superyachts including:
39,3 m CUTLASS #2
37,9m CASPER A
39m THUNDERBOLT
44m ORCA (due for launch by end of 2017)
43,7m CYCLONE (due for launch by end of 2017)
39,1m ECHO-R (due for launch by end of 2017)
In August 2016 they have launched the 39,3m SEXY FISH, representing the sixth hull of the ‘Mothership’ series that included the award-winning 36,4m NOMADE now called BARTENDER.