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106m Sailing Yacht Black Pearl with Her Sails Rigged

July 23, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

First photos of the 106m sailing yacht Black Pearl with her sails rigged have now been released! This absolutely elegant vessel built by Oceanco was pictured in the Netherlands, where she has been undergoing her sea trials. 

Black Pearl under sails for the first time. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl under sails for the first time. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl was built for a Russian client and features the head-spinning design by the Italian design studio, Nuvolari Lenard. Her naval architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects, who previously worked on a large amount of famous superyachts.

Black Pearl under sails. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl under sails. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl in Holland. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl in Holland. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl close up. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl close up. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Aft view. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

Aft view. Photo credit Marcus Slabbers via Dutch Yachting

We are still waiting for more official information about Black Pearl from the shipbuilder and designers. However, it is now known that the internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She was built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, as well as three rotating masts. Black Pearl can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins.

Read more about Black Pearl here.

Charter sailing yacht Nostromo in the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

30m/99ft sailing yacht NOSTROMO is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and the Adriatic from August.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO - Built by Pendennis

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO – Built by Pendennis

Built by Pendennis in 2009 and last refitted in 2014, she features the exterior styling of Dubois and the interior was completed by Redman Whiteley Dixon.

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO - Salon

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO – Salon

Ideal for charters with family and friends, the salon benefits from 180° windows for unwinding together in naturally bright surroundings.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO - Salon dining

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO – Salon dining

The salon dining area seats up to 9 guests in understated elegance for memorable meals together, or for evening films after a tiring day exploring the cultural wonders of Croatia and Montenegro.

Superyacht NOSTROMO - Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Superyacht NOSTROMO – Alfresco dining in the cockpit

Dine alfresco together in the cockpit and absorb your mesmerising surroundings while savouring a delicious three-course meal. As the sun sets, there is plenty of deck space for guests to lay out and watch for the first evening stars.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO has a swim platform and ladder for ease of access to the water for all ages and fitness abilities.

Sailing yacht NOSTROMO comes with two tenders: 1 x Williams jet tender and 1 x inflatable dinghy for access to the secluded beaches of such destinations as Sardinia, Corsica and Capri.

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO - Master cabin

Luxury yacht NOSTROMO – Master cabin

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 9 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 single cabin. All but the single cabin has have access to Sky Plus and HD TV, as well as DVD players and iPod docks. The expert crew of 4 will provide everything your guests require for a fantastic sailing trip on the world’s favourite charter grounds.

Charter sailing yacht NOSTROMO in the Western Mediterranean and the Adriatic from €35,000-€40,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your dates today.

More Images of Oceanco Mega Sailing Yacht Black Pearl On Sea Trials

July 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The enormous, yet very graceful 106m Oceanco sailing yacht Black Pearl has been undergoing her sea trials. Here are some new photos of this amazing vessel.

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

The bespoke team of designers at Nuvolari Lenard developed Black Pearl’s sleek exterior lines, as well as the yacht’s luxurious interior. Dykstra Naval Architects were responsible for her naval architecture.

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Masts of Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up - Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Close up – Sailing Yacht Black Pearl. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl on Sea Trials. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Although this superyacht project remains highly secretive, there are a few details that have been released by the shipbuilder. The total internal volume of Black Pearl is 2,7000 GT. She features three rotating masts, a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Among her superb amenities are two spa pools and a massive beach club. At 106m she is believed to have ample spaces for a wide variety of water toys and tenders.

Black Pearl sleeps 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Cabin configuration is yet to be confirmed.

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Black Pearl features 3 rotating masts, steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Photo Credit Dutch Yachting

Thanks to the two CAT engines, Black Pearl can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots.

Find out more about Oceanco here.

Classic S/Y Germania Nova available for Western Mediterranean charters

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to charter 55m/182ft classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA in the Western Mediterranean this summer.

Classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA - Built by Marin LuxurYachts

Classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA – Built by Marin LuxurYachts

Built by Marin LuxurYachts in 2011, she combines the best of modern technology with a traditional appearance inside and out. This beautiful schooner offers guests an unforgettable experience aboard a racing superyacht with generous deck spaces inside and out.

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA - Formal dining area

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA – Formal dining area

The main salon and formal dining area form one large space where guests can unwind and dine in comfort among the immaculate white surroundings brilliantly lit by the skylight and by numerous lights for atmospheric evenings entertaining together.

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA - Aft deck

Superyacht GERMANIA NOVA – Aft deck

Dine alfresco out and deck for a romantic evening among the glittering cities of Monaco or Naples one day, and secluded anchorages the next where the complete darkness reveals the natural beauty of the stars.

While in transit, there is an on board gym for guests to wear off excess energy and maintain a fitness routine, or practise yoga or Pilates out on the spacious deck.

Sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA - Master suite

Sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 double cabins. A professional crew of 13 will ensure that all your guests are well taken care of throughout your Mediterranean charter.

Charter classic sailing yacht GERMANIA NOVA in the Western Mediterranean from €70,000-€80,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make your booking, or compare her to other luxury yachts available in the Mediterranean.

Charter superyacht Lamima in Raja Ampat, Indonesia

July 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Escape to the enchanting charter grounds of Raja Ampat, Indonesia, aboard 65m/213ft sailing yacht LAMIMA. Built in 2014 to a traditional Marcelo Penna design, she offers the very best in modern comfort with classic details throughout.

Superyacht LAMIMA - Built in 2014

Superyacht LAMIMA – Built in 2014

The main salon and dining area occupies a large open plan space where guests can watch TV and engage in hobbies while sailing between Raja Ampat’s 1,500 islands.

Guests can also do yoga with the on board instructor, or receive a massage outside sheltered on the deck. Learn about local culture and experience the wildlife up close before spending the afternoon sunbathing on deck and savouring mouthwatering meals made with local produce.

Outdoor dining aboard luxury phinisi LAMIMA

Outdoor dining aboard luxury phinisi LAMIMA

The comfortable outdoor lounging area contains plenty of seating, and the tables can be used for hobbies or alfresco dining shaded by a canvas canopy.

As a PADI Certified Dive Centre, luxury phinisi LAMIMA is perfect for guests wishing to learn how to dive and for experienced divers looking to swim with sea turtles and explore a territory containing excellent dive sites. Snorkelling equipment and other water toys are also available: speak to a CharterWorld broker to find out more.

The master suite aboard luxury yacht LAMIMA

The master suite aboard luxury yacht LAMIMA

The accommodation sleeps up to 14 guests over 7 cabins: 1 Master suite, 4 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. The expert crew of 19 will offer everything your guests require for an unforgettable experience in the verdant islands of Indonesia.

Motor yacht LAMIMA is available for charter in Raja Ampat from $125,000 USD per week plus expenses. Make sure you secure your dates among the spectacular Indonesian islands and contact CharterWorld now.

Superyacht Video: How to Build a Luxury Sailing Yacht in 2 Minutes

July 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Baltic Yachts launched the highly anticipated sailing yacht Pink Gin VI in May 2017. The yacht has now been successfully delivered to her owner. However, much attention drawn to this beauty was the fact that she is currently the largest carbon fibre sloop.

Baltic Yachts Sailing yacht Pink Gin VI

Baltic Yachts Sailing yacht Pink Gin VI

Watch the fascinating video on how to build Luxury Sailing Yacht Pink Gin below:

Sailing Yacht Pink Gin VI boasts naval architecture by Judel/Vrolijk and interior design by Design Unlimited.

She offers accommodation across seven cabins: six lovely guest cabins and a master cabin. A great addition to her striking design is the fold-out balconies, which provide impressive views.

Sailing yacht Pink Gin VI is now cruising the Mediterranean, and you can spot her in Italy, France, Monaco or Greece.

Find our more about superyachts built by Baltic Yachts here.

Royal Huisman commences construction on world’s largest aluminium yacht

July 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Royal Huisman has announced that construction has begun on ‘Project 400′, an 81m/266ft three masted schooner and the world’s largest aluminium yacht, at its shipyard in Vollenhove, with delivery expected in 2020.

Royal Huisman 400 by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman 400 by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Commissioned by an Asian client, the naval architecture is the work of Dykstra Naval Architects and both teams have been in close contact with Royal Huisman to complete the design, architecture and the majority of the engineering in less than a year.

The design contains a number of unique features, such as the sliding Rondal doors with individual moving glass panels that open ups up the cockpit to the interior. A hydraulically operated crow’s nest allows provides guests with the opportunity to ride up the main mast to take in the spectacular scenic views.

Interior concept for Royal Huisman 400 from Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Interior concept for Royal Huisman 400 from Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

In line with the owner’s requests, interior designer Mark Whiteley created highly comfortable interiors suitable for family, friends and business meetings. Alpi walnut bulkheads provide a high quality finish while remaining ecologically sustainable and oak is used for the floors. The forward saloon features a large dining area able to seat up to 16 guests, while crew accommodation seats up to 11 guests.

Concept image of Royal Huisman 400 by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Concept image of Royal Huisman 400 by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley Design. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Once completed, her water toys and tenders will be stored under the aft deck, with the selection on offer to include kayaks, paddleboards, diving equipment and water scooters.

A model of the Royal Huisman Project 400 schooner will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 37th-30th of September.

Sailing yacht Xnoi available for Mediterranean charters

July 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

31m/101ft sailing yacht XNOI is ready for charter in the Mediterranean, providing guests with a quality Perini Navi build with the interior and exterior styling of Nauta Design.

Sailing yacht XNOI - Built by Perini Navi

Sailing yacht XNOI – Built by Perini Navi

Built in 2012, her stylish contemporary interiors have a proven reputation with charter guests:

“The sailing holiday was great. We especially enjoyed the food. Roberto is a great cook and Stefano the captain was very nice and helpful as well. The crew and overall experience was perfect!”

- Charter guests, French Riviera, June 2013

A finalist at the World Superyacht Awards 2013 and the Showboats Design Awards 2013, luxury yacht XNOI represents excellent performance and efficiency in a charter yacht:

  • Best Sailing Yacht in 30m to 40m size range (WSA 2013)
  • Naval Architecture Award: Sailing Yachts (SDA 2013)
  • Interior Layout Award: Sailing Yachts (SDA 2013)
Luxury yacht XNOI - Upper salon

Luxury yacht XNOI – Upper salon

Light floods into the split-level salon from the windows surrounding upper-level windows, providing a bright and airy dining experience between family and friends.

Sailing yacht XNOI - Lower salon

Sailing yacht XNOI – Lower salon

The comfortable lower salon perfect for guests to gather, offering plenty of seating and entertainment with films on the widescreen TV.

Sailing yacht XNOI - Deck with sunpads and alfresco dining in cockpit

Sailing yacht XNOI – Deck with sunpads and alfresco dining in cockpit

Take in the atmosphere of Amalfi or Naples and dine alfresco in the cockpit, before wearing off your lunch while sunbathing on the sunpads. Once you reach your secluded anchorage, make use of the swim platform and play in the clear blue waters of the Western Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht XNOI has a great range of water toys available: speak to a friendly broker at CharterWorld for more information.

S/Y XNOI - Twin cabin

S/Y XNOI – Twin cabin

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 10 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite and 3 twin cabins. A professional crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has a fantastic charter experience while sailing through Italy and the South of France.

Luxury yacht XNOI is ready for charter in the Mediterranean from €55,000-€60,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and reserve your preferred dates today.

Special offer: Reduced August rates for Western Mediterranean charter yacht Twizzle

July 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Grab a bargain Western Mediterranean charter this summer with 58m/189ft sailing yacht TWIZZLE, offered at a reduced rate this August.

Sailing yacht TWIZZLE - Built by Royal Huisman

Sailing yacht TWIZZLE – Built by Royal Huisman

Built by Royal Huisman in 2010 and last refitted in 2015, she features the interior styling of Todhunter Earle, while her exterior styling is the work of Redman Whiteley Dixon. A multi-award winning yacht, she was also a finalist and received a special commendation for her design:

Winner:

  • Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2011)
  • Recreational Area for Guest Use Award (SDA 2011)
  • Best Sail 40 M+ (International Superyacht Society Awards 2011)
  • Best Interior (ISSA 2011)

Finalist:

  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2011)

Special commendation:

  • Best Sailing Yacht in 45m+ size range (World Superyacht Awards 2011)
Luxury yacht TWIZZLE - Main salon

Luxury yacht TWIZZLE – Main salon

The sophisticated and contemporary main salon is the perfect place to receive guests and start your day, with sunlight pouring in from the extensive band of windows and also allowing for sweeping views of your Mediterranean destination. The beautifully laid out interior provides numerous lounging areas for guests, including a flybridge salon as well as a main salon and forward formal dining area that doubles as a TV room.

Superyacht TWIZZLE - Aft cockpit

Superyacht TWIZZLE – Aft cockpit

Towards the aft, guests can dine alfresco on the impressive deck and take in the invigorating summer sea air while dining on three-course meals prepared by an expert chef. The aft seating cockpit offers the perfect place for guests to relax and unwind in the sunshine after hours spent exploring the winding coastlines of Amalfi, Naples or Nice with the water toys.

Sailing yacht TWIZZLE comes with a great selection of water toys, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x kayaks
  • water skis
  • wakeboards
  • Scuba diving equipment, and
  • snorkelling equipment

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 1 double cabin convertible to a twin. A professional crew of 11 will provide everything your guests require for a fantastic charter experience in the Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht TWIZZLE is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €235,000 per week plus expenses, offering a huge saving on her usual high season rates. Contact CharterWorld to find out more and secure your dates aboard this elegant sailing yacht today.

Baltic Yachts successfully delivers Pink Gin VI

July 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht PINK GIN VI, the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, has been successfully delivered to her new owner Professor Hans Georg Näder during a series of events at The Next Generation of Superyachts Symposium at the Baltic Yachts headquarters in Jakobstad, Finland.

Baltic Yachts carbon fibre sloop PINK GIN VI

Baltic Yachts carbon fibre sloop PINK GIN VI

Among the events at the symposium was the christening of 54m/177ft PINK GIN VI, the launch of MY78 motor yacht BILL and ME and a three day regatta and tour of the shipyard for over 900 visitors.

Before leaving for the Mediterranean, sailing yacht PINK GIN VI led a 100 motor-boat strong flotilla for the Baltic Yachts Rendezvous Parade.

Superyacht PINK GIN VI among the 100 strong motor boat flotilla

Superyacht PINK GIN VI among the 100 strong motor boat flotilla

“We are delighted so many visitors were able to join the Baltic Family for this week of special events and to spend time together exchanging ideas,” Baltic Yachts CEO Henry Hawkins commented. “Apart from demonstrating what Baltic Yachts is capable of we had invaluable discussions about the future and taking innovation and construction techniques to another level.”

54m/177ft sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

54m/177ft sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Sailing yacht PINK GIN VI features the naval architecture talents of Judel/Vrolijk and the interior design talents of Design Unlimited. She offers guest accommodation across 7 cabins: 1 Master suite and 6 guest cabins, while her crew will sleep over 4 crew cabins. Look out for her in the Mediterranean this summer.