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Launch and delivery of 58m Benetti motor yacht ILLUSION I (FB257)

August 11, 2014

The all-new 58m motor yacht Illusion I (FB257) has been successfully launched and handed over to her new Owner by the leading Italian builder, Benetti. Superbly penned by Green & Mingarelli, luxury superyacht Illusion I is expected to make her world premiere at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show in September. Below is a photo of the recently launched luxury yacht Veloce 140′ by Benetti. The official information and images of Illusion I are still expected to be released by the yard.

Superyacht Veloce 140 by Benetti

Superyacht Veloce 140 recently launched by Benetti

Accommodation aboard the FB257 luxury yacht Illusion I is offered to up to 12 guests, with the possibility to add further space for luxury charter yacht use. There are six deluxe cabins, including a full-beam owner’s suite, a VIP cabin and four guest cabins. In addition, there are four single crew cabins and a double cabin for the chief engineer, each fitted with its own bathroom.

Luxury yacht Illusion I is powered by twin CAT 3512C diesel engines. She is expected to reach a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots.

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

Horizon Yachts announces launch and delivery of first V80 motor yacht THE ONE

August 07, 2014

Horizon Yachts is thrilled to announce the launch and delivery of the first V80 motor yacht ‘The One’. Luxury superyacht ‘The One’ was handed over to a new owner in Taiwan at the end of last month.

Horizon V80 super yacht The One

Horizon V80 super yacht The One

“The launch of ‘The One’ marks two milestones for us – she is not only hull one of the new Horizon V80 model but also the first over 24m large private yacht Horizon had delivered to a Taiwan owner,” says Horizon Group CEO John Lu.

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - aft view

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - aft view

The Horizon V80 cockpit luxury yacht The One was reimagined from the V74 model after listening to client feedback; Horizon increased interior volume and added a variety of amenities and features, such as the ability to accommodate three or four spacious ensuite staterooms and an internal stairwell from the salon to crew.  On the exterior, Horizon incorporated a U-shaped settee for 8 persons and dual sunpads in the foredeck, with the option for a Bimini top if desired, and the crew quarters also saw an increase in space.

Horizon V80 super yacht The One - Wheelhouse

Horizon V80 super yacht The One - Wheelhouse

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - Galley

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - Galley

Horizon V80 motor yacht The One - Dining

Horizon V80 motor yacht The One - Dining

Horizon’s ability to customize a yacht is one of the main reasons the owner chose to build with Horizon, and he visited the shipyard and met with the in-house designers many times, both before signing the contract and during the build of the V80 motor yacht The One.  “The owner is confident in Horizon’s quality and after sales service and expressed he firmly believes Horizon was the only choice for his first luxury yacht,” says Lu.

Horizon V80 luxury yacht The One - Saloon

Horizon V80 luxury yacht The One - Saloon

Built for first-time yacht owner, “The One” features a number of custom items requested by the owner: a three stateroom layout below deck, with an oversize master; a mahjong area forward of the salon on the main deck; and the galley aft of the engines in lieu of a crew area.  The owner liked the V80’s quality, design and performance, and the 20’6” beam also provided a functional space for his family, entertaining guests and business demands.  Equipped with twin MAN V12 1360HP engines, “The One” yacht cruises at 20.6 knots and tops out at 24.2 knots.

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - Cabin

Horizon V80 Yacht The One - Cabin

Horizon V80 luxury yacht The One - Twin Cabin

Horizon V80 luxury yacht The One - Twin Cabin

Horizon V80 superyacht The One - Bathroom

Horizon V80 superyacht The One - Bathroom

After taking delivery of his new Horizon V80 motor yacht The One, the owner plans to cruise around Taiwan before traveling to Ishigaki Island in Japan, Hong Kong and then Hainan Island in China.

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

Oceanco announces launch of 88,5m motor yacht Y710

August 04, 2014

Last week saw the premier Dutch shipyard, Oceanco, launch their brand new 88,5-metre motor yacht Y710 in their Alblasserdam facility. The powerful exterior design of superyacht Y710 is by acclaimed Espen Øino.

88,5m mega yacht Y710 by Oceanco

88,5m mega yacht Y710 by Oceanco

Luxury yacht Y710 by Oceanco is fitted with two 4,828hp / 3,600kW MTU engines. She is capable of reaching speeds of 18,5 knots.

Luxury motor yacht Y710 by Oceanco

Luxury motor yacht Y710 by Oceanco

Technical Specification of super yacht Y710:

Builder  Oceanco

Type  Steel Hull and Aluminum Superstructure

Length  88,5m / 290ft

Beam  14,2m / 47ft

GT 2950

Design

Exterior Designer  Espen Øino

Accommodation

Master Suite with private exterior deck and whirlpool, 2 VIP suites and 4 Guest cabins.

All other details remain confidential at this time.

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

Lurssen announce launch of Motor Yacht QUANTUM BLUE

August 01, 2014

The prestigious German shipyard, Lurssen has proudly announced the important  and successful launch of the 104m (336’6’’) motor yacht QUANTUM BLUE. The launching and unveiling of the project QUANTUM BLUE superyacht has taken place on the 25th of July, 2014, after she had been rolled out the previous day. This impressive and striking luxury yacht is due to be delivered at the end of this year.

Launching of motor yacht Quantum Blue - © Marcus Meyer

Launching of motor yacht Quantum Blue - © Marcus Meyer

Tim Heywood has given Quantum Blue yacht a most elegant and graceful exterior design and has ensured that despite her massive volume she maintains her looks. He confirms: “Quantum Blue’ has emerged from the Lürssen shipyard and will take her place, confidently, amongst the most beautiful yachts afloat. My gratitude to the Owners for allowing Tim Heywood Designs to help create this wonderful floating work of art, which we are extremely proud of. Once again, I have had the great pleasure of working with the Lürssen team to create a truly wonderful yacht with many new and unique features. I am so pleased with the elegant proportions, the demanding details achieved by the yard and the superb finish to her hull and superstructure.”

Her interior design was created at the Alberto Pinto Design office and can be expected to be spectacular. A unique mix of rare and striking materials will give luxury yacht Quantum Blue an exceptional look and feel as well as a feeling of luxury.

Name: Quantum Blue

Loa: 104 m / 336’6’’

Beam: 16.80 m / 55’1’’

Builder: Lürssen Yachts

Exterior Designer: Tim Heywood

Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto

Monaco Yacht Show 2014 to be the best ever

July 30, 2014

To be hosted by the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monaco, this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the world’s No. 1 showcase for superyachts afloat, will be the best ever, boasting 115 beautiful yachts and about 30 luxury yacht tenders. In addition, there will be an extended exhibition, that will host the most renowned and finest suppliers to the industry.

MYS 2014

The extension reflects the increasing demand for exhibiting bigger yachts in the Port. From the 2014 event and into the future the Monaco Yacht Show will be able to berth these giants measuring over 100 m for all to see!

For all to see… and for just few that will be visiting the show a chance to buy them! This annual, one-of-a-kind event attracts billionaires from around the world, many that will be inconspicuously walking the docks as they catch up on the latest superyacht trends. This princely destination is a well known staple amongst Mediterranean cruising grounds and has long been the destination of choice for superyacht owners and guests, making Monaco a natural home for this unique event.

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge to be displayed at MYS 2014 - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge to be displayed at MYS 2014 - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Amongst the 115 floating palaces from 25 to 100 m that will be exhibited at Monaco next September, around forty of them will be unveiled to the public for the first time. This is the annual event that the builders of the world’s largest yachts look forward to, it is their chance to showcase their finest luxury yachts.

A few outstanding superyachts that will be attending are mega yacht Solandge, the 85m highly luxurious family orientated vessel delivered last October by Lürssen. She has been notably engineered for self-sufficiency during extended voyages on the high seas.

Monaco will be also hosting motor yacht Como, a new 46m yacht by Feadship. With her modern bow and whaleback sheer, the exterior design of this new build reflects the owner’s specific ideas with large windows in the hull and glass in the superstructure that offers spectacular uninterrupted views from the owner’s stateroom.

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Luxury super yacht COMO at her launch

Out of the four superyachts being displayed by the Admiral shipyard, the new 47m superyacht Entourage will be their largest.

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

Admiral Maxima 47 Yacht Entourage at launch

But for pure yachting pleasure it is worth noting the elegant and distinguished sailing yachts that will be exhibited at the Show this year too: sailing yacht Wisp is the new 48m classic sloop by the Dutch shipyard, Royal Huisman, she is a fine example of revival naval architecture by Hoek Design. The owner’s brief was for a boat that would perform well without excessive heel, thus allowing comfortable cruising and at the same time a little ‘gentleman’s racing.’

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

Sailing yacht WISP - Ruud Burgers Maritieme Fotografie Harlingen

These few examples of 2014 launches are typical of the ultra chic and sophisticated fleet of superyachts that will be unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show. For Gaëlle Tallarida, the show’s Managing Director the comparison of Monaco’s superyacht offering with Haute Couture collections is clearly obvious: “In superyachting, as well as in Haute Couture, everything is possible, harmonious and luxurious with only the best of the best materials being used. Designers enjoy saying that the only limit to creating a yacht is the limit of the owner’s imagination! Each yacht is made possible by the work of hundreds of specialised and passionate employees. By listening carefully to the expectations and requests of both market professionals and yacht owners the MYS strives to bring the two together in a befitting business ambience.”

Top-class services for high-end visitors

The MYS attracts industry leaders and a ultra wealthy clientele from around the world and offers top-class services to meet the demands of this elite clientele: VIP passes, luxury courtesy car services, helicopters, bus or boat shuttles.

In the heart of the show area, the Upper Deck Lounge is designed to be a place where businessmen can hold their meetings, or maybe invite their favorite clients to dine in the restaurant catered by Private Dining by Fairmont Monte-Carlo, or simply enjoy a glass of champagne by Taittinger in a luxurious setting designed by interior decorators Sabrina Monte-Carlo in collaboration with Italian designer Paola Lenti, the French crystal manufacturer Baccarat and the art gallery Opera Gallery. The Upper Deck Lounge also includes several reception areas reserved exclusively for the executives of exhibiting companies, areas where they can talk with their customers in confidence.

On display in the lounge will be the finest timekeepers manufactured by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, official sponsor of the MYS for the 6th consecutive year.

Welcome to the Captains and crews

New this 2014, the MYS will be hosting the superyacht captains and crews in an exclusive lounge for the four days of the show. Located in the show venue, beside the new Monaco Yacht Club, the MYS C&C Lounge will offer services of high quality: animations, a relaxation area with massages, this is a lounge area where captains and Crew can meet up and chill out.

According to Gaëlle Tallarida, “offering a real lounge especially for crews has become essential and natural for us. We know a few crew facilities around the show already exist but our main concern was to really welcome those men and women who are the heart and soul of a yacht”. She also stresses out the importance of the captain and crewmembers on board a yacht: “their role is incommensurate: their relationships with the owner are unique and privileged, based on complete trust. How could it be otherwise with “men” who are entrusted the management of a floating palace that is worth several millions of Euros? The Monaco Yacht Show must be the celebration of the superyachting way of life, whether you are the owner or a crew member”.

And what makes Monaco also so special during the show is the hundred of social events organised by the exhibitors: press conferences, debates with the market leaders, and friendly happy hours at stands. Cocktail or evening parties on board the yachts, yacht awards or gala dinners in the luxury hotels in the Principality are also some of the many highlights that enable formal and informal networking and often attract those that can afford and do buy superyachts.

DREAMLINE – New range of luxury motor yachts unveiled by DL YACHTS

July 30, 2014

Italy-based shipyard, DL YACHTS, is thrilled to introduce DREAMLINE. This is an exciting range of innovative yachts, including the 26M DREAMLINE yacht as well as the 30M DREAMLINE superyacht, with a hull length below 24 meters, followed by models 34, 40, 46 and 49m. All these luxury vessels mix up research, innovation and premium design.

26M DREAMLINE Yacht

Recently launched 26M DREAMLINE Yacht

Featuring highly distinctive solutions, endless passion and state-of-the-art design, DREAMLINE family originates from the 35 years’ nautical experience of Mr. Peter Zuber, engineer and mastermind of the DL YACHTS shipbuilding philosophy.

His design and management team of skilled professionals is headed by Paolo Bencivenni, CEO of DL YACHTS, who says: “After several years of research we are proud to present an exceptional range of yachts aimed to impress the yacht owners worldwide. We are focused on innovative technology, eco-efficiency, unmatched level of quality, original design solutions providing the maximum level of comfort. Our goal is to guarantee the maximum pleasure of navigation while keeping an eye on beauty”.

Rendering of 30M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

Rendering of 30M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

DL YACHTS DREAMLINE features special “lama chine waveless hull” designed by Giuseppe Arrabito at Arrabito Naval Architects. Its groundbreaking shape tremendously reduces fuel consumption (only 75 l/h at 12 knots in displacement trim) and allows remarkable range, up to 3500 nautical miles. In the same time, the yacht can develop up to 30 knots in semi-planning trim. EcoPerformance Technology powered by Siemens Hybrid makes navigation on 34M DREAMLINE yacht pleasant and extremely silent. The noise and vibration level is barely perceived, both: of engines and generators.

Timeless and stylish interior and exterior design applied to spacious areas is introduced by renowned naval architect Enrico Gobbi at Team4Design. He perfectly combines original shapes with convenient functionality, providing any Dreamline yacht, from the smallest to the largest, with the maximum level of comfort.

34M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

34M DREAMLINE superyacht to be launched this summer

DL YACHTS manufacturers a fully customized family of yachts in aluminium or fiberglass. The company owns a modern shipbuilding naval plant in the province of Ancona where the 26M DREAMLINE yacht has been recently launched and the 34M DREAMLINE will be officially launched later this summer. Both models will be available for viewing during the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show.

Sophisticated elegance, eco-friendly standards, ultra-premium execution and absolute comfort will make DREAMLINE a symbol of prestige and innovation throughout the world.

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.