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Launch of Admiral Maxima 47 motor yacht ENTOURAGE announced by The Italian Sea Group

July 30, 2014

The launch of the all-new 47m motor yacht Entourage from the Admiral Maxima series took place at The Italian Sea Group in Marina di Carrara, Italy. Superyacht Entourage represents the latest Admiral beauty hitting the water this year, after the extra large floating barge and the luxury vessels, including the 35m Admiral Full Custom  yacht “FOAM”, the 40m Tecnomar Nadara series superyacht “LOW PROFILE“, the 45m Admiral Regale series yacht “FLYING DRAGON”, as well as the 37m Admiral Impero luxury yacht “NONO”.

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Luxury yacht Entourage features a full displacement steel hull, with aluminum superstructure; she is truly an ocean passage maker, with a range in excess of 6.000 nm.

ENTOURAGE superyacht is a trideck yacht, boasting a traditional white color enriched by matt black areas in correspondence with side windows. The full-height panoramic windows flood the yacht interior with natural light and offer unparalleled views.

The main deck is incredibly spacious with full headroom opening sliding doors on both sides of the main salon.

This area also includes the dining area, while forward on the main deck is the master suite.

The master suite features private gym and sauna, huge master bathroom and of course office corner and walking wardrobe.

As requested by the owners, the king size bed is placed in the middle of the suite.

On the lower deck four large guest cabins find place, two VIP’s and two doubles which may become two twin or even triple bed when required; all of those cabins feature a private ensuite bathroom, enriched with precious materials.

On the upper deck, a spectacular skylounge salon finds its perfect location, taking the whole beam of the yacht, featuring full headroom side windows and even an opening balcony on the starboard side, which creates a further terrace to enjoy the nights at anchor.

Forward on the same deck there is the pantry directly connected to the galley and to the sundeck through a dumb-waiter, and the wheelhouse, which is directly connected with the captain cabin.

Forward of the wheelhouse, outside, another lounge and sunbathing area has been arranged, the perfect place to enjoy the best sea view.

Going upstairs we find a huge sundeck area, normally found on much larger yachts, partly overshadowed by the hard top and featuring a bar corner, a large Jacuzzi, large table for ‘al fresco’ dinners and of course sun bathing areas.

The crew area is divided between the main deck, where the pantry and the main galley find place, and the lower deck, where the crew quarter boasts four double cabins with ensuite head, crew mess and secondary galley, laundry storage and last but not least, the cold storage and laundry which are placed on the extra big underlower deck, obtained within the hull forward tunnel.

This area also include a separate staircase from the guests’ one, in order to secure privacy and discretion and of course both the main deck pantry and the upper deck one are connected through the exterior side deck through watertight doors.

The Entourage yacht also features big external areas on the upper deck, where the external dining area finds place on the aft terrace, and on the main deck, where the aft cockpit offers a huge lounge and reception area.

This space is also directly connected to the aft beach club, which is obtained opening the transom door. This area is also connected to the garage where all the toys find place. The launching system for those is provided through a crane which launch and lift the tenders through a side opening port.

The garage is directly connected to the engine control room, which gives access to the actual engine room, and it’s also accessible by a staircase which connects the garage to the main deck.

Luca Dini drew the Entourage superyacht’s exterior styling working closely with the Admiral Centro Stile and Baldo Gjurasic, owner representative and project manager of the yacht since the contract signing dated June 2012.

Versus Design is responsible for interiors in cooperation with the Admiral Centro Stile.

M/Y ‘ENTOURAGE’ will be displayed at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2014 and at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show 2014.

Newly launched motor yacht Viking 75 to be available for sea trials in September

July 30, 2014

Viking Yachts‘ return to the elegant motor yacht market is on the verge of reality. In September, the eagerly awaited motor yacht Viking 75 will be available for sea trials through the company’s exclusive dealer network. The Viking 75 yacht will make her world debut at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will take place at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, positioned in the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale, from October 30 to November 3.

Rendering of luxury motor yacht Viking 75 by Viking Yachts

Rendering of luxury motor yacht Viking 75 by Viking Yachts

Luxury yacht Viking 75 revels with plush accommodation, including a full beam master suite as one of four spacious staterooms. In addition, there are separate privately accessed crew quarters, formal and casual dining areas, a luxuriously appointed salon, and a climate-controlled enclosed bridge, making it truly one-of-a-kind in a sea of familiarity.

Viking 75 Yacht - Exterior

Viking 75 Yacht - Exterior

If you are searching to envision your dream, Viking Yachts cordially invite you to discover your passion aboard this spectacular addition to the world-renowned Viking yacht fleet.

Viking 75 Yacht - Interior

Viking 75 Yacht - Interior

Motor yacht Viking 75 - Dining

Motor yacht Viking 75 - Dining

Luxury yacht Viking 75 - Galley

Luxury yacht Viking 75 - Galley

Viking 75 Yacht - Cabin

Viking 75 Yacht - Cabin

Video from the launch of Viking 75 yacht can be found here.

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

Mulder Shipyard launches first Mulder 98 Flybridge motor yacht YN 1391

July 30, 2014

Mulder Shipyard has proudly announced the recent launch of the first Mulder 98 Flybridge motor yacht YN 1391. Superbly penned by Guido de Groot Design, superyacht YN1391 is a 30,5-metre full aluminium vessel, boasting a beautiful round bilged hull. Ginton Naval Architects was in charge of the naval architecture. The first Mulder 98 Flybridge is expected to be delivered in late August 2014, and will be displayed at the 2014 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show in September.

Mulder 98 Flybrige Yacht YN 1391 ready to leave her shed at Mulder Shipyard

Mulder 98 Flybrige Yacht YN 1391 ready to leave her shed at Mulder Shipyard

The 98-footer will be powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines with a capacity of 1600 hp each, offering a maximum speed of 22 knots. The 6.90 meter wide yacht has a fuel capacity of 17,000 litres, providing a transatlantic range of 4,500 nm at a speed of ten knots. The yacht is built in accordance with RINA-Classification.

Luxury motor yacht YN 1391 by Mulder at launch

Luxury motor yacht YN 1391 by Mulder at launch

The custom built interior of the new Mulder 98 Flybridge luxury yacht YN 1391 includes a spacious saloon, with a dining area for eight people. The galley on the port side gives direct access to the gangway and a day head. The owner’s stateroom includes a large walk-in closet and three elliptical portholes on both sides. The yacht also has a VIP suite and two guest cabins, each with their own shower and toilet. The interior will be finished in walnut. The aft ship contains the crew quarters with two twin cabins with a shower and toilet. These quarters can be reached from the side deck on main deck and via the swimming platform, and give direct access to the engine room. The tender can be stored either on the swimming platform or on the flybridge. Additionally, the flybridge is equipped with deck chairs, two roomy U-shaped sofas and a wetbar with grill, icemaker and refrigerator.

Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 - aft view

Mulder 98 Flybridge superyacht YN 1391 - aft view

The Flybridge yachts of Mulder Shipyard have been a major international success. In 2007 a Mulder 76 Flybridge was delivered to a client from New Zealand, in 2010 the Mulder 92 Flybridge (example is motor yacht Mimi) was delivered to a client from Egypt and the Mulder 73 Flybridge yacht was delivered to Australia last year. In total Mulder Shipyard already delivered eleven Flybridge models.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Mulder.

Video from launch of motor yacht Viking 75

July 29, 2014

US shipyard, Viking Yachts, has released a video from the eagerly awaited launch of motor yacht Viking 75. The all-new Viking 75 yacht has been designed by the yard’s in-house team, in partnership with Michael Peters Yacht Design. Her lovely interiors feature four staterooms, plus a fifth crew stateroom, with private access from the stern.

Video from launch of 54m ISA motor yacht FOREVER ONE

July 28, 2014

The all-new motor yacht Forever One (Project Panorama) is a superb 54-metre vessel, launched by the Ancona-based shipyard ISA Yachts last month. The exterior design as well as the general layout of superyacht Forever One were designed by Horacio Bozzo, while the naval architecture and the engineering were developed by Axis Group Yacht Design, in collaboration with the yard’s in-house team. Below is a video showing the launch of this striking vessel, released by ‘VideoSimon’.

Newly launched Veloce 140 motor yacht by Benetti to make her debut at FLIBS 2014

July 28, 2014

Recently launched by the Tuscany-based shipyard Benetti, the strikingVeloce 140’ motor yacht represents the new jewel in the crown of theBenetti Class Fast Displacement range, set to make her world premiere at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in the glamorous Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale from October 30 to November 3. Superyacht Veloce 140 is a yacht with a great personality, deriving both from the technological innovations of the hull and propulsion systems, as well as from the distinctive design and furnishings.

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

The most distinguishing feature is the new D2P hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture Studio and the Azimut|Benetti Research and Development Center. The most obvious advantages consist of the energy-saving, 12-knot cruising speed and the ability to travel at high speeds (over 20 knots) in total comfort. M/Y Veloce 140 – a semi-custom yacht with a D2P (Displacement to Planing) hull – is an innovative project that excites both Benetti enthusiasts, eager for greater speed, and those who are approaching the Tuscan shipbuilder for the first time, in the knowledge of being able to rely on high-performing yachts with comfortable displacement speeds.

Veloce 140’ Yacht

Luxury yacht Veloce 140 hull, first built for a yacht owner and a trusty Azimut|Benetti customer, is characterized by highly customized interiors, starting with the layout, which may be designed according to the customers’ requirements. The Exterior Styling & Concept was developed by Stefano Righini, while the interior design is the work of British RWD-Redman Whiteley Dixon, in collaboration with the owner’s designer.

Veloce 140 Yacht by Benetti

Veloce 140 Yacht by Benetti

The interior and exterior decor was entrusted to the international architect Joao Armentano. The woods used mainly include light gray TAY and slate gray TABU for the flooring. The decorative elements are in a silver lacquer finish and the ceilings in alcantara and a white lacquer finish. All stainless steel features come with a satin finish. The interior furnishings are by Minotti, the lamps by Flos and the taps and fittings by Gessi.

As regards the technological heart of super yacht Veloce 140, it is worth noting the use of the largest engine ever mounted at the Viareggio Benetti shipyard: two MTU 12V 4000 M93L 3500 mhp engines. M/Y Cheers 46 is also equipped with a system of CMC Marine electrical fin stabilizers.

Sun Deck. The large Sun Deck covers more than 77 square meters on the highest “bridge” of the new Benetti yacht. Here, too, class and functionality blend seamlessly. This large terrace overlooking the sea is dominated by a central pool facing the most spectacular living area of the Veloce 140: an extended section on the right, served by a long linear bar on the left. Another feature of this bridge are the seats in the bow, with a frontal sea view.

Upper deck. This bridge is marked by modularity, as it was not designed with the traditional “fixed” furniture. Everything can be removed or moved with ease, to obtain a large circular area that extends outdoors and indoors. Astern, there is a large dining table seating sixteen. Here there is also a relaxation area, leading to an internal sky-lounge through electric concertina doors. This provides is a large open plan area that is partly air-conditioned. At the bow stands the yacht’s second spectacular – and especially deep – pool, with a comfortable and safe ladder to ease yourself into the water and relax in the whirlpool. Opposite, there are two large sunbeds and a living area with a sofa and coffee table, offering total privacy. On this bridge, at the express request of the owner, the area originally designed as the captain’s cabin has been converted into an additional luxury bedroom.

Main deck. This bridge is dominated by a large gym, designed at the owner’s behest. Placed in the bow, it has a wide-body structure, thus optimally exploiting the entire hull width. One of its main features is a side terrace with stunning views of the sea, providing the entire area with natural light and ventilation. The equipment, from the Technogym Personal line, is of the highest level, and there is also a massage area. Further astern, there is a large dining area seating twelve and a huge living area that extends outdoors, once again creating a seamless indoor-outdoor environment. The cockpit comes with a day bed that quickly converts into a relaxation area.

Lower deck. The lower deck leads to the sleeping area. This consists of five cabins, one for the yacht owner, two doubles and two for guests, with twin and pullman beds. The four crew cabins, for the eight crewmembers, are at the far end of the bow. The lower deck also features a wonderful and extensive “beach club” area, accessed by a double flight of steps and equipped with a central bar counter running the length of the bulkhead. The garage is placed transversely to the beam, and can accommodate up to two tenders.

The video from the launch of the first Veloce 140′ super yacht can be found here.

Technical Specifications of Veloce 140’ yacht:

Year of construction 2014

Construction Material GRP

Length Overall (LOA) 42 m 137’ 10”

Maximum beam 8,5 m 27’ 11“

Maximum draft 2,30 m 7’ 6“

Full load displacement 276 t

Fuel capacity 35.000 litres (9.245 US gals)

Fresh water capacity 4.000 litres (1.055 US gals)

Main Engines: 2 x MTU 12V 4000M93L 2.580kW @ 2.100 rpm

Max Speed at 1/3 load displacement 21 knots

Speed at fuel stop power = 70% 16.5knots

Range at half load displacement 500 nm @ 16,5 knots/1.250 nm @ 12 knots

Generators 2 N°2 Kohler® EFOZD 400Vac / 3pases / 50Hz, with 100 kW

Bow thruster Electrical system

Stabilisers Stabilization at anchor – Electrical system.

Propellers 5 blades, Diameter 1500mm, Material: NiBrAl

Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini

Interior Design Redman Whiteley Dixon

Interior & Exterior Décor Joao Armentano

Accommodation for Guests 12 persons in 6 cabins

Accommodation for Crew 8 persons in 4 cabins (7 persons in 4 cabins as standard)

Classification RINA rules for classification of pleasure yachts C  HULL • MACH Y

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

Video from launch of first Veloce 140′ motor yacht by Benetti

July 28, 2014

Italian shipyard, Benetti, has released the video from the launch of the new Veloce 140′ motor yacht. Superyacht Veloce 140 represents the latest addition to the Benetti Class Fast Displacement range. She is a yacht with a great personality, deriving both from the technological innovations of the hull and propulsion systems, as well as from the distinctive design and furnishings.

Launch of 103m motor yacht Project QUANTUM BLUE at Lurssen

July 28, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014, saw the premier German shipyard, Lurssen, launch their all-new motor yacht Project QUANTUM BLUE. Measuring about 103 meters in length over all, luxury mega yacht Project QUANTUM BLUE has been superbly penned by acclaimed Tim Heywood. She has been built at the company’s Lemwerder facility – the same location where the world’s largest superyacht AZZAM was constructed. Below is a photo of the 180m AZZAM – the official information and photos from the launch of QUANTUM BLUE are still expected to be released by the shipyard.

Mega yacht AZZAM by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Mega yacht AZZAM by Lurssen - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 103-metre Lurssen luxury superyacht Quantum Blue boasts an impressive beam of 16,80m (55’12”).

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

Launch of Revolutionary Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport motor yacht PJ 265 announced by Palmer Johnson

July 24, 2014

American shipyard, Palmer Johnson, is thrilled to announce the launch of their ground-breaking carbon composite 48M SuperSport motor yacht PJ 265. The breath-taking superyacht PJ265 redefines the most important parameters of yachting.

Newly launched 48MSuperSport motor yacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson

Newly launched 48M SuperSport motor yacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson

These include:

-          To have the most gorgeous shapes and still have the space and comfort of a traditional yacht.

-          To be fast – yet as efficient as a displacement yacht.

-          To be a wavepiercing displacement hull at 32 knots – not a planing hull.

-          To be the largest yacht built entirely from the advanced material of carbon.

Superyacht PJ265 by Palmer Johnson on the water

Superyacht PJ265 by Palmer Johnson on the water

Palmer Johnson luxury yacht PJ265 is a Superyacht freed from dogma and compromise. She represents innovating at a level that changes your lifestyle on board.

The transformational design and performance achieved by the next generation Palmer Johnson Super Sportyacht PJ265 changes basic assumptions in Superyacht design.

A slender main hull gets the 500GT yacht PJ265 to 32 knots, using MTU 2000 series engines and 50% less fuel burn.

Luxury motor yacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - side view

Luxury motor yacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - side view

Palmer Johnson super yacht PJ265 boasts a wavepiercing bow that reduces slamming and pitching in head seas at speed. She also features sponsons that increase natural stability by a factor of 3.

A 11 metre beam of PJ265 yacht gives an amazing and unique experience on main deck with open views through the side haunches. In addition, there are 6 metre single side glass panels in salon, and two garages carrying a 7 metre tender and three jet skis.

Revolutionary Carbon Composite 48MSuperSport motor yacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson – a Superyacht that is truly beautiful from every angle.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Palmer Johnson.

Launch of new 88,5m motor yacht ‘Y710’ at Oceanco

July 22, 2014

The impressive 88,5-metre motor yacht ‘Y710’ has been launched by the leading Dutch shipyard, Oceanco. With naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and the yard’s in-house team, mega yacht Project Y710 features exterior design by Espen Oeino. Her aluminium superstructure was constructed by Aluship. Below is an image of the latest Oceanco delivery – Y709 luxury yacht Equanimity. The official information and images of the latest Oceanco launch are still expected to be released.

Newly delivered 91.5m motor yacht EQUANIMITY (Y709) by Oceanco

Newly delivered 91.5m motor yacht EQUANIMITY (Y709) by Oceanco

Spanning over five spacious decks, Oceanco superyacht Y710 is expected to comfortably sleep up to 14 guests in 7 luxurious suites, including one master suite, two VIPs and four doubles.

Oceanco super yacht Project Y710 is run by twin powerful MTU diesel engines, giving her the speed of up to 18,5 knots.

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