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33.83m Sailing Yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS Splashes in New Zealand

May 16, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yachting Developments of New Zealand have announced the exciting launch of their latest new-build superyacht, the 33,83m CYGNUS MONTANUS constructed under hull n°1012. She was transported from the builder’s Hobsonville yard to Auckland‘s Viaduct Harbour where she hit the water with ease.

CYGNUS MONTANUS leaving shed

CYGNUS MONTANUS leaving shed

“Launch day is always special to us as it sees the culmination of the vision of the yacht’s owners and the dedication and hard work of our team,” said Ian Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments. “It is a pleasure to welcome Cygnus Montanus to the Yachting Developments fleet and to see her on the water for the first time.”

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS

Sailing yacht CYGNUS MONTANUS

CYGNUS MONTANUS was constructed for experienced owners to a design by German Frers of Frers Naval Architecture while her interiors were created by Adam Lay Studio. This striking ocean-going composite sloop was created to travel the world and undertake blue water sailing while being easily handled by a small crew. The yacht boasts a lifting keel which will allow her to access even the more remote areas for anchorage.

CYGNUS MONTANUS about to hit water

CYGNUS MONTANUS about to hit water

The interiors have been designed with family living in mind, with a large full beam main saloon with a dining area as well as a galley and crew accommodation forward. All the interiors boast large skylights, providing rooms with natural light.

CYGNUS MONTANUS in Auckland being transported for launch

CYGNUS MONTANUS in Auckland being transported for launch

Accommodation layout includes a full beam owner’s cabin aft and three guest cabins. Each cabin has its own personality with décor themed around trips undertaken on the owner’s previous yacht.

CYGNUS MONTANUS launched

CYGNUS MONTANUS launched

The next step includes stepping the mast prior to commissioning work and sea trials. CYGNUS MONTANUS is due to be delivered to her owners in June when she will leave New Zealand on her maiden voyage.

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Luxury Motor Yacht VEDA Splashes at Bering Yachts

May 12, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Bering Yachts announced a successful launch of their new Bering 80 luxury motor yacht VEDA; a full displacement steel yacht representing the flagship of the Bering Fleet and the fourth vessel in their Expedition Class series.

Bering 80 yacht VEDA during launch

Bering 80 yacht VEDA during launch

VEDA is a the heaviest vessel in her class, with a displacement of more than 470,000 pounds and boasts a fuel capacity of more than 10,000 gallons. Her exterior lines are masculine, featuring blue/grey colour combined with classic rich Makore wood interiors boasting marble and granite elements, as well as hand-made furniture.

Bering 80 - VEDA at launch

Bering 80 – VEDA at launch

With a spacious interior and exterior deck areas thanks to her huge 25’8” beam, Veda provides her guests with plenty of possibilities to relax, entertain and socialise. The accommodation has been created for eight guests in four deluxe staterooms, all of which are equipped with private en-suite bathroom facilities.

VEDA launched at Bering Yachts

VEDA launched at Bering Yachts

Fitted with two Cummins QSM-11 350hp engines, the yacht is able to reach a top speed of twelve knots and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 9 knots.

The new Bering 80 is a true expedition yacht with the finest of finishes and the luxuries found aboard superyachts.

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Cantiere Delle Marche Launch 102′ Explorer Yacht BABBO

May 09, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Cantiere Delle Marche in Italy has announced that it has launched the second vessel of the four Darwin Class 102′ units sold – the explorer yacht BABBO. The yacht was launched on schedule for a South American ship owner. BABBO will also be officially presented at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.

BABBO superyacht at launch

BABBO superyacht at launch

BABBO spreads over three spacious decks, with equally spacious interior areas. She is characterised by a particularly user-friendly layout and attention to detail. Her massive garage of 25 square metres hosts a great selection of water toys as well as a diving centre. The aft platform will house a 5-metre yacht tender while the 6,30-metre tender will find a place on the upper deck.

Just like the rest of Darwin Class yacht, BABBO has also been created to cruise even the most difficult areas, resisting winds of over 50 knots. Her full system efficiency has been proven by other models already cruising the world’s waters.

BABBO launched at Cantiere Delle Marche in Italy

BABBO launched at Cantiere Delle Marche in Italy

“We are incredibly pleased with the results achieved this time as well: the quality of our Explorer Yachts increases launch after launch and this, together with respecting – once again – the contractual schedule, makes us very proud,” said Vasco Buonpensiere, Commercial Director of the shipyard. “We also want to emphasize that the success of the Darwin 102, with the four units already sold, confirms the intelligence and the effectiveness of the foundational design choices: a true superyacht explorer comparable to yachts widely over 300 GRT, with the ease of management of a 24 meters yacht”. The Chairman of Cantiere Delle Marche, Gabriele Virgili, adds: “Operating results in constant growth, the 6 units under construction all over 100 feet, the international recognition culminating this year with two boats in the Final for the World Superyacht Awards. All of these are definitely great satisfactions for those who started this adventure a little more than five years ago. But the greatest joy and the most important sense of success, I think, it’s the satisfaction and pride of our clients sailing around the world on our Explorer. A real community was created among friends sharing the same passion and pride in owning a Cantiere delle Marche: real spontaneous testimonials of our brand. And this is the best result that a company can get from all points of view”.

The interiors have been created in collaboration between Simon Hamui for style and decor and the PFA Studio for master plans, layout, and internal project management. BABBO is characterised by modern, contemporary and international style, boasting luxurious fabrics, leathers and woods, incorporating bespoke pieces of furniture of the most important Italian design houses, such as Flexform, Baxter or Dedon. The flybridge is a particularly warm and inviting area with a friendly atmosphere offering a hydromassage pool lined with Murano mosaics.

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Baglietto 46M FAST Hits Water in Italy

May 09, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Saturday, 7th May, saw the striking Baglietto 46M FAST superyacht hull number 10221 hit the water in La Spezia, Italy. The 46-metre was designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and represents an evolution of the previous models while staying true to the brand’s tradition.

Baglietto 46M FAST

Baglietto 46M FAST

The ceremony took place at sunset with the participation of the Baglietto top management and workforce as well as local authorities such as the Major of La Spezia Massimo Federici, the President of Confindustria La Spezia Francesca Cozzani, the President of the Port Authority Lorenzo Forceri.

Baglietto 46M FAST Superyacht

Baglietto 46M FAST Superyacht

The 46M FAST superyacht by Baglietto boasts a streamlined bow and rakish line, resulting in a striking and powerful vessel. Main features include the trapeze-shaped windows that are alternating with rectangular ones, placed on two different levels. The yacht also offers fabulous outdoor area, where guests can enjoy the sun, water or socialise with family and friends.

Launch of Baglietto 46M FAST

Launch of Baglietto 46M FAST

Constructed in aluminium, she was fitted with two MTU 16V4000 diesel engines, providing her with a top speed of 28 knots. She is classified to Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and compliant to MCA standards.

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Nautor’s Swan Launch Two Superyachts: S/Y SHAMANNA and S/Y HIGHLAND FLING 15

May 04, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Nautor’s Swan have announced the launch of two new flagship superyachts, the Swan 115.002 FD sailing yacht SHAMANNA and the Swan 115.003 RACE SY HIGHLAND FLING 15 at the Gulf of Bothia. The occasion took place in a year where Nautor’s Swan celebrates its 50th anniversary with the company planning on releasing a number of novelties this year.

Swan 115 FD - SHAMANNA

Swan 115 FD – SHAMANNA

The Swan 115 is an innovative yacht with an advanced design for cruising and racing. The initial concept was made for two potential clients who wanted to increase the return in terms of enjoyment and the joy of owning a large sailing yacht. In addition to the usual family cruising comfort, they desired extra adrenaline pumping racing and sailing at higher maximum speeds downwind. The existing brief led Nautor’s Swan to design a max waterline length hull that could be optimised for speed in the lighter weight condition, a characteristic completely different from the traditional heavy cruiser racer concept, that because of their deep hull, do not gain speed by being lighter due to loss of sailing length.

Swan 115 FD sailing yacht SHAMANNA at launch

Swan 115 FD sailing yacht SHAMANNA at launch

The Swan 115 FD – Flush Deck version boasting an uncluttered deck space and sleek lines represents the ultimate performance Swan, bringing together the iconic style and quality the brand is well-known for with leading edge construction techniques and materials.
The shape of the hull, with its plumb bow and wide stern, penned up by German Frers, has been created with a focus on performance, with twin rudders for elevated responsiveness and better control when heeling.
The interiors boast traditional teak hand-built by Nautor’s experienced craftsmen in Finland, with light oil wax satin finishes and modern details throughout. Nautor’s in-house interior designers and architects collaborate with each client to define the Swan of their dreams.

SWAN 115 RACE - HIGHLAND FLING 15

SWAN 115 RACE – HIGHLAND FLING 15

The Swan 115 RACE version will be able to reach very high speeds especially reaching and running similar to those of the grand prix maxis. This version is characterised by a long bowsprit for improved downwind performance. In addition to the standard straight propeller shaft arrangement, a retractable propeller arrangement is available for the racing man. Both versions have push button sail handling as standard. The hull and deck are constructed in carbon fibre using foam and Nomex core.

Sailing Yacht HIGHLAND FLING 15 at launch

Sailing Yacht HIGHLAND FLING 15 at launch

Both, SHAMANNA and HIGHLAND FLING 15 are scheduled for delivery in a few months. Following their delivery, they will participate in the Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo (11-18 September) in Italy. The Swan FD luxury yacht SHAMANNA will be also attending the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

In addition to these fabulous vessels, two more Maxi Swans are in the assembly process at BTC in Pietarsaari: the Swan 115 RACE versions and the brand-new Swan 95 S version.

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38M Superyacht TREMENDA by Admiral Hits Water in Italy

April 28, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Italian Sea Group shipyard has announced that the third yacht launched this year, the 38-metre superyacht TREMENDA by Admiral has hit the water in Italy. The launch took place on April 22nd during a big celebration at the Admiral yard in Marina di Carrara.

TREMENDA

TREMENDA

TREMENDA represents the third yacht in the successful ‘Impero’ series, following the 2013 CACOS V and the 2014 NONO. Together with the 55-metre QUINTA ESSENTIA and the 50m charter yacht OURANOS, the yachts represent three Admiral superyachts launched in one month.

A sturdy, masculine and modern vessel, TREMENDA offers her owner and guests vast interiors and great exterior volumes. Her exterior lines were designed by Luca Dini with interiors by Gian Marco Campanino and the Admiral Centro Stile.

Superyacht TREMENDA launched

Superyacht TREMENDA launched

She was constructed in aluminium and can be powered up to a top speed of 20 knots. She is ideal for Caribbean destinations thanks to her shallow draft; one of the requests made by her Owner at the beginning of the project.

The accommodation includes one full-width owner suite, located forward on the main deck and featuring a beautiful full-beam bathroom. The entire suite provides spectacular views of the sea from each angle, thanks to the side seascape windows, which have been further enlarged with respect to the previous models.

Additionally, there are four guest cabins, including two VIPs and two doubles. All guest accommodation is situated on the lower deck and boasts private en suite facilities, complete with interior guest space, usually found on larger yachts.

Admiral Impero 38 superyacht TREMENDA at launch in Italy

Admiral Impero 38 superyacht TREMENDA at launch in Italy

The interior decor and design boast precious dark joinery throughout, both in gloss and matt finish, and is combined with rare marble panels and natural leather surfaces, creating a contemporary and essential design, with marine features in mind.

The main saloon is flooded with natural light thanks to the large glazed area, which virtually creates a continuous space with the aft cockpit. The main dining area is located forward, and just as the saloon, it is surrounded by glass, boasting an impressive headroom.

The numerous outdoor socialising areas include the spacious sun deck, the bow lounge, and the vast beach club. The latter allows access to the full beam garage and has side opening hull port for hauling and launching of the main tender. Moving forward there is the access to the engine room, through engine control room, usually not found on board yachts of this size.

Plenty of space has also been dedicated to the crew on board the new Admiral TREMENDA. The crew quarters boasts a large galley, flooded with natural light, a large crew mess/lounge, a laundry, one Captain’s cabin and two crew cabins. All cabins boast en-suite heads.

From the pantry located on the main deck, the crew and guests have the possibility to access the raised bridge, which offers fantastic panoramic views and guarantees perfect manoeuvring for the Captain under way or during docking operations. From the raised pilot house there is also a possibility to access the sun deck, thanks to the internal staircase; here we can find the second wheel station.

The Owners and his family are planning on using TREMENDA for private cruising initially, mainly in the Mediterranean as well as the US and the Caribbean. She is sure to attract plenty of attention thanks to her military look and striking lines.

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Luxury SuperYacht EQUUS Launched by Benetti in Italy

April 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Italy has seen yet another successful launch, that of the Benetti Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS (BY006). The yacht is under construction and hit the water during the ceremony on the 15th March, which was attended by her proud European owner and his friends.

EQUUS by Benetti

EQUUS by Benetti

The Crystal 140′ yacht represents the benchmark for semi-custom vessels in the Benetti Class series, which has seen a real success in the current years. The gamma was presented in 2011 to accommodate the needs of customers looking for a spacious vessel, both below and above deck. Since her launch Benetti has sold incredible six units to date.

BENETTI Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS at launch

EQUUS was bought by an experienced owner, who always admired Benetti’s vessels and was looking for a boat that would be suitable for his family and friends, without being excessively large – and he found the perfect size in the Crystal 140′.

BENETTI Crystal 140 EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 EQUUS at launch

The yacht’s modern interiors originally created by Francois Zuretti were recreated by Benetti’s in-house design team in cooperation with the Owner’s designer, Polly Sturgess’ POD Interior Style studio who are responsible for the interior decor. The interior is characterised by an African mood, which reflects the family’s passion for Africa and polo, one of the world’s most glamorous sports.

BENETTI Crystal 140 yacht EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 yacht EQUUS at launch

Decorative panels in the living area imitate zebra skins and all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather. EQUUS was built to be used by the owner privately, to accommodate his family and friends.

One of the most significant features is her vast sun deck that includes a large area towards the stern boasting settees and lounge chairs. There is also a Jacuzzi located forward. In addition, this deck also features a TV screen.

On the interior, the vast dining area is located on the upper deck and boasts a special made-to-measure table, personalised by the Owner himself, who is an admirer of ebony artwork.

The main deck has a spacious saloon without tables. The owner’s suite is located forward and incorporates a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with 180 degrees of panoramic views.

Benetti is also working on the hull number 7 of the same series, which is due to be delivered in December 2016.

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Wally 110 Sailing Yacht BARONG D Launched

April 26, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The striking high-performance superyacht Wally 110 BARONG D saw her successful launch, which has taken place in the presence of her proud owners and all people involved in the design and construction. At 33,5 metres, sailing yacht BARONG D represents the third Wally delivered to a faithful repeat customer, a passionate and knowledgeable yachtsman, who substituted his Wally 94 Barong C, which in turn in 2005 substituted his first Wally, the 80-foot Barong B launched in 2000.

Wally 110 Barong D rendering

Wally 110 Barong D rendering

BARONG D boasts naval architecture by Frers, who designed a spectacular latest generation high-performance superyacht, with a wide hull and classic lines reflecting Barong D’s cruising attitude.

Wally110 Barong D superyacht

Wally110 Barong D superyacht

Wally110 Barong D Yacht launching

Wally110 Barong D Yacht launching

“Wally employed all its advanced know-how to produce a fully equipped cruising super yacht displacing only 65 tonnes: two tonnes lighter than predicted, and approximately 35% less than the other yachts in this size range! – enthusiastically describes Luca Bassani, Wally President and CEO – We succeeded in delivering a truly exceptional performance cruiser that accommodates in full comfort the owners who spend several months of the year onboard. “

Wally110 Barong D launching in Italy

Wally110 Barong D launching in Italy

Wally110 Barong D launching

Wally110 Barong D launching

Wally110 Barong D Suepryacht

Wally110 Barong D Suepryacht

The design and the construction were both optimised by full 3D engineering. The yacht was built from the latest pre-preg carbon technology. State-of-the-art technologies and materials have been utilised also for both the electrical system resulting with light weight switchboards and cables and a specific yacht monitor & control system, and for the hydraulic system that provides the 350 bar max pressure and the electro valves controlled by a dedicated software to optimise the speed of the manoeuvres. The interiors have been constructed in blocks to achieve the maximum quality while reducing the weight. High modulus carbon mast and furling boom, carbon rigging, titanium deck hardware and fittings, resin and vacuum bonding of the teak wood to the deck, lightened interiors (PVC core joinery, carbon soles and ceiling supports): every component has been carefully developed to produce this advanced luxury super yacht typical of the Wally DNA to enhance the on the water enjoyment while increasing the safety.

Wally110 Owners suite rendering

Wally110 Owners suite rendering

“Additionally, the new Wally 110 features all the Wally technologies that we have developed since we started in 1994 –explains Luca Bassani – through the extensive R&D programme unique to our brand, that is constantly carried out to further improve the product. These features, that we pioneered and are now adopted by the whole of the industry, include the Wally flush-deck, the Wally sail handling system with the self-tacking jib and push-button sail trimming via the hydraulic rams, the Wally submarine anchor, the rig with swept back spreaders and no running backstays.”

Wally110 Barong D - saloon rendering

Wally110 Barong D – saloon rendering

“As it often happens with happy owners –continues Bassani – Barong D is the larger evolution of their previous yachts, featuring similar style and deck and interior layouts.” On deck, the new Wally 110 boasts the slim teaked coach roof, the large social cockpit amidships, the manoeuvring and navigation area with four winches (dedicated to the halyards and the gennaker sheets) and the twin helm stations, and the aft sun bathing area.

The interiors are a reflection of the client’s extensive sailing requirements, boasting an Owner’s suite located forward, with two large separate beds to allow for a comfortable stay while under sail, double guests cabins on each side, and a spacious main saloon are situated amidships. Located aft for maximum privacy are the crew quarters with a galley, mess, two double cabins and the engine room. All cabins are equipped with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Wally developed the interior decor of the yacht, which brings together pickled oak for the joinery with dark blue upholstery and gloss carbon soles. The exterior colours are also very elegant, using majestic blue on the hull, combined with blonde teak and beige upholstery.

BARONG D represents the 44th sailing yacht launched by Wally and her delivery is due at the end of May, two weeks following her sea trials.

At the moment, Wally is negotiating three new sailing yacht, ranging from 86 to 141 feet, and has two vessels under build: wallycento #4 and the upgraded 52 wallypower.

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Bilgin 156-II Superyacht Launched in Turkey

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The second 47,60-metre hull constructed by Bilgin Yachts has been launched in Turkey. BILGIN 156-II superyacht was launched and taken to Bilgin’s Küçükçekmece facility after her assembly, earlier this month.

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Similarly to her sister ship, the yacht is beginning to show off her beautiful interior and exterior spaces. Her exterior styling and naval architecture were created by Unique Yacht Design while interiors and general arrangements are the work of H2 Yacht Design.

BILGIN 156-II

BILGIN 156-II

The accommodation layout comprises four spacious cabins, including a generous owner’s stateroom with a practical private hull balcony. The suites are fitted with large windows, providing plenty of light and welcoming feel. The interiors feature subtle touches such as combinations of various woods and precious metals.

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Built under the 500GT mark, BILGIN 156 hull two offers clean exterior lines, with classic and timeless appearance. She is likely to have a touch-and-go helipad on her upper deck aft section, which is not presents on the hull number one.

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100+M Mega Yacht Project MISTRAL Splashes At Lurssen

April 15, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The renowned German shipyard LURSSEN is preparing for an important launch this coming Saturday. The yard’s 106-metre mega yacht MISTRAL (Project Name) is ready to hit the water 31 months following her keel laying in 2013. Designed by the respected Espen Oeino, project MISTRAL is scheduled for delivery later in the year and will represent the second yacht delivered in 2016 by Lurssen. Following her delivery, she will cruise to the Middle East where she will join other luxury yachts. 

Mistral at Lurssen - Photo ©Andreas Jens

Mistral at Lurssen – Photo ©Andreas Jens

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