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Photos from sea trials of MOONBIRD Yacht fitted with the biggest Doyle Stratis ICE sails to date

December 05, 2013

Written by zuzana

Doyle Sails NZ has released the photos from sea trials of the 37m charter yacht Moonbird (ex Midnight), built by Fitzroy Yachts to a design by Dubois Naval Architects. Moonbird yacht boasts the biggest ICE sails produced to date. ICE is an entirely new and unique UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethelene) fibre, developed by the Doyle Stratis team, following the market demand for a creep free and highly durable sail membrane. Below are the photos of Moonbird from her sea trials, which took place in the lovely Spanish yacht charter destination – Palma de Mallorca.

37m Fitzroy charter yacht Moonbird (ex Midnight) under sea trials

37m Fitzroy charter yacht Moonbird (ex Midnight) under sea trials - Image courtesy of Doyle Sails NZ

Luxury yacht Moonbird at full speed

Luxury yacht Moonbird at full speed - Image courtesy of Doyle Sails NZ

Superyacht Moonbird

Superyacht Moonbird - Image courtesy of Doyle Sails NZ

Moonbird Yacht

Moonbird Yacht - Image courtesy of Doyle Sails NZ

Moonbird superyacht fitted with the Stratis ICE sails

Moonbird superyacht fitted with the Stratis ICE sails - Image courtesy of Doyle Sails NZ

New 56m sailing yacht MONDANGO THREE launched by Alloy Yachts

December 05, 2013

Written by zuzana

The all-new 56-metre sailing yacht Mondango Three (AY46) has successfully hit the water at Alloy Yachts in New Zealand. Featuring exceptional design and naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects, superyacht Mondango 3 is a beautiful performance ketch, with elegant, timeless and functional interior design by Reymond Langton. She will be completed in Auckland‘s Viaduct Harbour.

Rendering of 56m superyacht Mondango Three by Alloy Yachts

Rendering of 56m superyacht Mondango Three (AY46) by Alloy Yachts - Image courtesy of Dubois Naval Architects

Luxury yacht Mondango Three offers elegant and comfortable accommodation to 11 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins and one pullman bed. There is also accommodation for a crew of 9.

Some of the highlights aboard the 56m superyacht Mondango III (AY46) include an aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck and a swing lift centreboard, allowing the yacht to slide into shallow lagoons and waterways by only drawing 4-metres.

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

Sailing yacht Wild Oats XI to have repaired mast re-stepped tomorrow

December 04, 2013

Written by zuzana

Bob Oatley’s record-breaking supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI will go one step closer to resuming preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race tomorrow, on December 5, 2013. Sailing yacht Wild Oats XI’s new mast, which almost broke during preliminary trials two weeks ago, will be re-stepped, following major repairs.

Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI - Photo credit to Brett Costello/News Ltd

Supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI - Photo credit to Brett Costello/News Ltd

It was only a quick reaction by the crew that prevented the 45-metre high carbon fibre mast from breaking in two and crashing over the side after it suffered what the yacht’s skipper, Mark Richards, described as a “catastrophic failure”.

“It’s a miracle the mast didn’t break,” Richards said. “One minute we were sailing along perfectly normally then there was an almighty bang as the section fractured.”

After more than 10 days of intense repair work, a large crane will lift the mast back into place aboard the Wild Oats XI yacht at Woolwich Dock, in Sydney, at 9.30am tomorrow.

The 30-metre long supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI – the most successful yacht to contest the Sydney Hobart race in its 69 year history – was being put through her paces 20 nautical miles off Sydney when the incident occurred. The mast section compressed and fractured at the point where the boom attaches to the mast.

Fortunately, representatives from the New Zealand-based mast manufacturer were aboard Wild Oats XI at the time, so plans for a repair were initiated immediately. A replacement section was made at the company’s facility then flown to Sydney. Technicians also flew to Sydney to coordinate the repair.

“Everyone is confident the repaired section is stronger and more than capable of accommodating the compression loads the boom exerts on the mast,” Mark Richards said. “Our big challenge now is to make up for the training time we have lost in preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart race.”

The rigging will be tensioned and the mast tuned at the dock tomorrow before sailing training resumes on Friday. The yacht will go into full race mode this weekend so the required 24-hour qualifying run for the Hobart race can be completed.

As race record holder, superyacht Wild Oats XI is seen as the boat to beat in the hunt for line honours in this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart race. She will have the first showdown with her strongest challenger, Anthony Bell’s similar-sized, sailing yacht Perpetual Loyal, on Sydney Harbour next Tuesday. Both yachts are part of the impressive fleet entered for the Solas Big Boat Challenge – a curtain raiser for the 628 nautical mile Hobart classic, which starts on Boxing Day.

Caribbean Yacht Holidays

December 03, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Caribbean yacht holidays are an excellent way to relax and discover the fabulous destinations that Caribbean has on offer. Some of the most beautiful and popular places to visit on a personalised Caribbean yacht vacation include Antigua, Anguilla, St John,St Martin, the British Virgin Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Martinique, St Thomas,Grenadines, St Barts and Tortola … just to name a few. You can view detailed information about different Caribbean yacht charter destinations here.

St John - Trunk Bay - US VIRGIN ISLANDS - Photo credit to US Virgin islands Department of Tourism

St John - Trunk Bay - US VIRGIN ISLANDS - Photo credit to US Virgin islands Department of Tourism

There is a very extensive list and a great variety of Caribbean charter boats available in this area. Based on your specific requirements, we will find the best sailing yacht, motor yacht or luxury catamaran that would best suit your dream vacation. There are also many yachts offering a Caribbean yacht rental special with some of them listed below. For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact our professional and experienced charter brokers here.

St Thomas -Mahogany Run - US Virgin Islands - Photo credit US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

St Thomas -Mahogany Run - US Virgin Islands - Photo credit US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism

As one of the most popular yacht charter areas in the world, second only to the Mediterranean, Caribbean offers its charter visitors endless possibilities, activities and areas to explore. There is truly something for everyone. From tranquil, deserted beaches to the hustle and bustle of the more frequented areas. Caribbean is renowned for its warm winds, protected waterways and breathtaking anchorages. It is a truly unique place on earth with tropical islands that lie snug within a tropical island necklace as laid out on a large blue sea.

Bonefishing in Anegada British Virgin Islands - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

Bonefishing in Anegada British Virgin Islands - Photographs © BVI Tourist Board

CARIBBEAN CHARTER SPECIALS

Below is a short list of some of the outstanding luxury yachts offering a special rental price. You can view a more extensive list of Caribbean yachts for charter here.

43m SAILING YACHT THIS IS US (EX SKYLGE) BY HOLLAND JACHTBOUW

The recently refitted 43-metre THIS IS US yacht is currently offering a great charter special in the Caribbean during this winter season. Charter This Is Us for 7 days and get one day free, charter her for 8 days and get 2 days free, or embark on a fabulous 10 day yacht charter and enjoy three more days free of charge.

Sailing Yacht THIS IS US

Sailing Yacht THIS IS US

THIS IS US yacht was built by Holland Jachtbouw and designed in traditional style with a lightweight, performance orientation. She is ideal not only for sailing yacht regattas, but also for relaxing with family and friends. Accommodation on board is offered in one owner’s stateroom with a double bed, one VIP double suite and two twin cabins. One of these features a pullman bunk bed. Find out more about THIS IS US superyacht here…

Luxury yacht THIS IS US

Luxury yacht THIS IS US

30m LEOPARD 3 SUPERYACHT BY FARR YACHT DESIGN

Racing sailing yacht Leopard 3 meets the demanding requirements of a luxurious, signature charter yacht, a passage record breaker and a race winning super maxi in a fantastic concept by Farr Yacht Design. Leopard 3 boasts a relatively wide, powerful hull and provides an ideal platform for excellent speed with the volume for remarkable Caribbean luxury yacht charters.

Sail Yacht LEOPARD 3 -  Main

Sail Yacht LEOPARD 3 - Main

Guest accommodation aboard this vessels is offered to eight charter guests in total in one master en suite cabin, two double en suite cabins and two single pullman cabins. Leopard yacht is one of the few vessels in the Caribbean that will undertake diving from the yacht with the Captain, Chris Sherlock, as the certified dive master on board. Night diving is also undertaken on request. More about LEOPARD 3 yacht …

Sail Yacht LEOPARD 3 -  Main Salon

Sail Yacht LEOPARD 3 - Main Salon

58m MI SUENO SUPERYACHT BY TRINITY YACHTS

MI SUENO yacht stand for the best in quality and comfort, representing a perfect combination of the latest in marine technology and exquisite styling. She was launched in 2010 by Trinity Yachts and accommodates up to 10 charter guests in five de-luxe staterooms. She has also the added benefit of a handicap access. The accommodation is divided into one master suite, two VIPs, one double and one twin cabin.

Superyacht SKYFALL - Main

Superyacht SKYFALL - Main

Her elegant interior was created with great attention to detail by the renowned designer Patrick Knowles. The yacht has an efficient hull design and stabilising systems for the best performance, seaworthiness as well as structural integrity. The deck amenities include a very relaxing Spa Pool for seven people. Mi Sueno is currently offering a special rate of USD$ 300,000 per week in the Bahamas or the Caribbean until the holidays and from January to 15th March, 2014 in the Caribbean. More aboutcharter yacht MI SUENO …

Superyacht SKYFALL - Master Cabin

Superyacht SKYFALL - Master Cabin

50m ARIANNA YACHT BY DELTA MARINE

The breathtaking luxury superyacht ARIANNA is now available for a special rental price of USD$ 175,000 per week plus expenses for charters in the Caribbean between the 15th and 22nd December, 2013. She was built to perfection by the prestigious Delta Marine shipyard and boasts spacious interior and exterior areas.

Yacht ARIANNA -  Main

Yacht ARIANNA - Main

Arianna was constructed with a focus on function, comfort and personal indulgence. Her layout and space arrangements, amenities, water toys and interior features compliment any choice of lifestyle guests may desire. Accommodation is provided in one lovely master cabin on the upper deck, as well as an adjoining twin cabin, ideal for families with young children. The remaining guest cabins are situated on the lower deck and include a VIP cabin with King size bed, two cabins with queen size beds and twin cabin with twin beds that can convert to a queen bed if desired. More about ARIANNA charter yacht here …

Yacht ARIANNA -  Main Salon

Yacht ARIANNA - Main Salon

57ft  / 17.4m Catamaran QUEST

Chartering the 17.4 metre catamaran Quest you will have the chance to meet the new crew – Pat and Staci Kosick. To celebrate this, book a charter occurring on board QUEST between now and 1st February, 2014 and you will receive a USD$1500 discount on the listed price. She is available in the Caribbean, around the Virgin Islands for great fun and relaxation.

Catamaran QUEST

Catamaran QUEST

QUEST’s amenities include a tender for water-skiing and wake boarding as well as a host of other towable water-sport activities. She is also completely equipped for diving, snorkelling and kayaking. in addition she provides other entertainment including  TV, video games as well as board games. More about QUEST catamaran yacht here …

Sailing catamaran QUEST

Sailing catamaran QUEST

57ft / 17.1m Catamaran BLUE MOON

The Lagoon 57 catamaran yacht BLUE MOON is also offering a great British Virgin Islands yacht charterspecial with a 5% discount on all family charters with children of 16 years or younger. The yacht was designed by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost and constructed but the well knownLagoon shipyard in 2011.

Catamaran BLUE MOON -  Bow View

Catamaran BLUE MOON - Bow View

Accommodation aboard BLUE MOON is offers to 6 charter guests in 3 en-suite double cabins. Her vast interior and exterior areas provide great space for relaxation as well as sunbathing or simply socialising. Her light contemporary interior was designed by Nauta Design, featuring a saloon that benefits from the vertical windows, creating an open space feel and providing wonderful panoramic views. More aboutBLUE MOON catamaran here …

Catamaran BLUE MOON -  Salon

Catamaran BLUE MOON - Salon

For more information about any of the luxury yachts above or Caribbean yacht charters in general, please contact our friendly and professional team of brokers here.

Baltic Yachts signs contract for new sailing yacht BALTIC 115 Custom

December 03, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Baltic Yachts are proud to announces the sale of a new high performance cruising yacht – sailing yacht BALTIC 115 CUSTOM. Details of the agreement for the 115-foot luxury superyacht BALTIC 115 Custom were finalised just before the 2013 MYS and the beginning of the construction is scheduled for December this year.

Baltic Yachts - sailing yacht BALTIC 115 Custom

Baltic Yachts - sailing yacht BALTIC 115 Custom

Nauta Design is in charge of exterior styling and interior design for Baltic 115 Custom yacht with the hull lines to come from judel/vrolijk. The luxury yacht Baltic 115 Custom will have a full carbon sandwich construction and be equipped with a lifting keel. Nigel Ingram from MCM is managing the project with delivery taking place in Autumn 2015.

Preliminary specifications:

LOA: 35 m

DWL: 32.60m

Beam: 8.07m

Draft: 3.55/5.75m

Light Displacement: 88,000 kg

Ballast: 34,000 kg

Naval Architect: judel/vrolijk & co

Deck & Interior Design: Nauta Design

Project Management: Nigel Ingram, MCM

Number of Cabins: 1x Owner, 1 x VIP, 2 x Guest, 3 Crew

Delivery Year: 2015

Winners of Conny van Rietschoten Trophee sponsored by Royal Huisman

December 02, 2013

Written by zuzana

The winners of this year’s annual Conny van Rietschoten Trophee have been announced. Sponsored by the leading Dutch superyacht builder Royal Huisman, the Trophee is presented to persons, who have made an outstanding sailing achievement. The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam was the venue for the announcement of this year’s winners.

Simeon Tienport wins Cony van Rietschoten Trophee

Simeon Tienport wins Cony van Rietschoten Trophee - Photo credit to Yvonne Ransijn

This year’s Winners:
– Simeon Tienpont receives the “Conny van Rietschoten” Trophee as yachtsman of the year

– Dewi Couvert receives “Flyer” Trophee as young talent

Dewi Couvert wins 'Flyer' Trophee as young talent

Dewi Couvert wins 'Flyer' Trophee as young talent - Photo credit to Yvonne Ransijn

– The “Maas” Trophee is for Robert van Notten for various voluntary work at for example Dutch Youth Regatta

Robert van Notten wins 'Maas' Trophee

Robert van Notten wins 'Maas' Trophee - Photo credit to Yvonne Ransijn

These most prestigious Dutch awards are named after Conny van Rietschoten who won the 1977/1978 and the 1981/1982 Whitbread Round the World Race with Flyer I and Flyer II, both built by Royal Huisman.

Royal Huisman-built sailing yacht Flyer I

Royal Huisman-built sailing yacht Flyer I

Royal Huisman-built superyacht Flyer II

Royal Huisman-built superyacht Flyer II

Acknowledging the importance of this magnificent award to support and stimulate high performance sailing and offshore cruising and racing in the Netherlands, Royal Huisman is privileged to act as a sponsor of this event.

Sir Ben Ainslie and his AC45 catamaran at upcoming London Boat Show

November 29, 2013

Written by zuzana

Visitors to the 2014 London Boat Show will have a unique chance to relive the excitement and spirit of this year’s America’s Cup by getting up close to Sir Ben Ainslie and his legendary AC45 catamaran. The 60th edition of the event will host the four times Olympic gold medallist as well as America’s Cup winner, with his J.P.Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran joining the best of British manufacturing and world renowned brands from 4 – 12 January 2014.

Ben Ainslie skippering the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran

Ben Ainslie skippering the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 catamaran

The extreme racing multihull that competed in the 2012-2013 America’s Cup World Series will be on display for the full nine day Show. Visitors heading to the Show on Wednesday 8 January will also have the unique opportunity to meet Sir Ben Ainslie. The legendary sailor – who has recently been shortlisted for Sports Personality of the Year, for the second year running –  will be visiting the Show and taking part in a question and answer session on the J.P. Morgan BAR AC45 stand at 1130am (stand number G28O).

Murray Ellis, managing director of National Boat Shows said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Sir Ben Ainslie and his catamaran to the 2014 London Boat Show.  Everyone in the world couldn’t fail to be caught up in the thrill of the spectacular America’s Cup back in September and it will be a real privilege for people to meet and listen to Sir Ben about his accomplishments.  And what an opportunity to see his AC45; we pride ourselves on the Show offering visitors the chance to see the latest and the best innovations in the sport of sailing.  We also want to inspire and encourage people to get out on the water more and follow their dreams and what better way than taking the lead from the world’s greatest Olympic sailor.”

Team J.P.Morgan BAR, which was launched in January 2012 competed in the 2012/13 season on the America’s Cup World Cup series and also smashed the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round Island record that had stood for 12 years, by 16 minutes and 8 seconds.

See the AC45, meet Sir Ben and get the chance to win some fantastic J.P. Morgan BAR signed clothing. To enter, simply tweet a picture of yourself in front of the AC45 display using #raceforall in the tweet. The winning tweet will be picked at random and announced on Friday 17 January.

Humphreys-designed sailing yacht TEMPUS FUGIT among finalists for IY&A Award 2014

November 28, 2013

Written by zuzana

The prominent UK-based luxury yacht design studio, Humphreys Yacht Design, has been nominated for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2014, with their sailing yacht Tempus Fugit, entering the ‘Sailing Yacht up to 30 metre’ category.

Tempus 90 superyacht Tempus Fugit designed by Humphreys Yacht Design

Tempus 90 superyacht Tempus Fugit designed by Humphreys Yacht Design

Superyacht Tempus Fugit is the first Tempus 90, a ninety foot classically inspired blue water cruising sloop, with accommodation for seven guests and up to three crew.

The Humphreys designed Tempus 90 as the first in a range of classically inspired yachts that were influenced by the traditional lines of the original J Class. A new class of its own; spiritually close to its forebears, but developed in a number of ways to comply with contemporary lifestyle requirements.

Tempus Fugit Yacht from above

Tempus Fugit Yacht from above

When asked why the design works so well, Humphreys Yacht Design share: “The combination of a great looking yacht in the spirit of tradition, her speed on the race track and her excellent accommodation.”

The Tempus 90 is constructed from renewably sourced timber using modern cold moulded wood epoxy techniques that provides strength and stiffness. The interior fit out is sumptuous with furniture constructed from solid timber panels, the shower, heads and galley being lavishly fitted with marble 710kg in total.

Superyacht Tempus Fugit under sail

Superyacht Tempus Fugit under sail

The mechanical specification is high with a Cummins three hundred and five horsepower main engine and twin generators, to ease manoeuvring the hull is fitted with a large tunnel bow thruster. The Tempus is fitted with a full sewage treatment system and watermaker. Each cabin is fitted with air conditioning. The saloon, owner’s stateroom and both guest cabins are fitted with satellite television and audio systems. The galley has all mod cons with Cooker, Dishwasher, Microwave, Washing machine and drier as well as large freezer space and Icemaker.

Tempus Fugit superyacht - Interior

Tempus Fugit superyacht - Interior

The Tempus is not only a beautiful yacht in the spirit of tradition but also a very quick sailing boat due to the extensive and unparalleled experience that Humphreys Yacht Design have in advanced tank testing for their hull designs. Being constructed of wood gives the yacht huge strength, very good stiffness, great heat insulation and incredible quietness inside the hull.

Luxury yacht Tempus Fugit - Cabin

Luxury yacht Tempus Fugit - Cabin

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Humphreys Yacht Design.

Indonesia Luxury Yacht Charter – ZEN phinisi yacht pre-Christmas and New Year’s Special

November 27, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

A wonderful opportunity to experience the spirit of Indonesia is currently offered by the 2013 launched ZEN phinisi yacht offering a fantastic Indonesia luxury yacht charter itinerary from Ambon to Sorong between the 5 and 16 December, 2013 at a special rate of €75,000.00; as well as a New Year’s Eve special from 27 to 02 January, 2014 at €54,000 per week plus expenses. Superyacht ZEN is a beautiful Phinisi Schooner measuring 53 metres and was created in collaboration between Global Adventure Group Ltd, Zygmunt Choren and Digital Effect Studio.

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Main

Sail Yacht ZEN - Main

Indonesia superyacht ZEN provides her charter guests with the finest interior fittings while retaining her traditional lines, creating a sentimental return to the classical Asian sailing vessel. Her broad lines and wide beam provide vast space for her standing rig of two domineering fibre-carbon masts, topsails and four jibs. Her running rig supports fabric carrying 650 square metres of sail, all flying over the dark-wood interior and golden teak decks.

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Sunbeds on Deck

Sail Yacht ZEN - Sunbeds on Deck

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Formal Dining

Sail Yacht ZEN - Formal Dining

Even though ZEN superyacht’s exterior represents a classic feeling her interior is an example of an absolute luxury in design: Accommodation on board luxurious phinisi charter schooner ZEN is offered to 16 guests in 7 beautifully furnished and well equipped staterooms. Her Owner’s cabin is spread over two levels and features an adjoining children’s room. There are further 5 guest staterooms all with queen beds. Zen’s attentive and professional crew sleep in one captain’s cabin and two crew cabins.

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Master Cabin

Sail Yacht ZEN - Master Cabin

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Guest Ensuite 2

Sail Yacht ZEN - Guest Ensuite 2

ZEN phinisi’s staterooms are decorated with beautiful sculptures, ornaments and low relief carvings originating from the cultures of Asia Polynesia and Maori Islands. Designers have used bright furniture lightening up the dark, wooden interiors creating an inviting atmosphere.

Indonesia schooner ZEN is a perfect example of a rare artistic craft, a hand-made yacht, model masterwork and a product of the centuries of experience.

From AMBON to SORONG YACHT CHARTER in INDONESIA

Ambon is a small island in the Moluccas Seas together with Banda, Saumlaki, Ternate and Tidore were for many centuries the producers of the fragrant nutmeg and mace in the world. The two small islands of Ternate and Tidore, located north of Ambon produced cloves. On Ternate, Indonesia yacht charter visitors will find the magnificent Lake Tolire and the Mount Gamalama. These islands are the original and famed ’Spice Islands’ called Moluccas or Maluku.

White Sand Beach in Ambon - Photo Copyright Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy -Republic of Indonesia

White Sand Beach in Ambon - Photo Copyright Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy -Republic of Indonesia

This area is still exceptionally beautiful, with the town of Ambon being the capital of Maluku, laying on a small flat area by the gorgeous Ambon Bay, boasting lush green mountains and facing deep pristine waters teeming with colourful coral gardens and wonderful marine creatures. Ambon yacht charter offers a great amount of activities for adventure seeking visitors, including the visit to Kota Ambon or walking up the lush tropical mountains.

Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat

Sorong is a coastal city in the eastern Indonesian province of West Papua and is known as the gateway to the Raja Ampat Islands, which are rich with coral reefs and are at the heart of the world’s coral reef biodiversity. Travellers on a Indonesia luxury rental boat will find the surrounding area and the islands stunningly beautiful. It is said the area casts a spell on all who visit!

Ambon Sea - Underwater - Photo credit Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy - Republic of Indonesia

Ambon Sea - Underwater - Photo credit Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy - Republic of Indonesia

Raja Ampat is one of Indonesia’s prettiest archipelagos providing excellent opportunities for hiking, diving, cruising or simply relaxing on a beach. During a Raja Ampat phinisi charter you will have the possibility to enjoy lovely natural waterfalls, local villages or set of on a bird watching experience in one of the rain forest jungles. Raja Ampat offers the richest coral reef ecosystem in the world and the surrounding waters host one of the richest varieties of marine species in the world.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on chartering the striking luxury phinisi schooner ZEN in Indonesia in December or for the festivities of the New Year’s Eve, please contact our experienced charter brokers here.

First images of 50m sailing yacht TROY unveiled by Esenyacht

November 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

Esenyacht, the Bodrum-based manufacturer of specialist custom superyachts, is proud to unveil the first four images of the 50-metre sailing yacht Troy. Superyacht Troy is currently under construction at the yard, scheduled for completion in late 2014.

50m superyacht TROY by Esenyacht - Image credit to Esenyacht - Tim Saunders Yacht Design

50m superyacht TROY by Esenyacht - Image credit to Esenyacht - Tim Saunders Yacht Design

With exterior styling and interior design by Tim Saunders working in conjunction with Esenyacht’s own design team, luxury yacht Troy will have accommodation for 12 guests and nine crew members. The spaces below decks will feature long flowing lines that reflect her role as a performance sailing yacht designed for competitive regatta racing as well as luxury cruising.

Materials used will include marble from Esenyacht’s own quarry in central Anatolia and fine leathers sourced from suppliers to some of the top Italian luxury brands. This is in keeping with the Esenyacht ethos of uncompromising attention to detail and, as with the marble, the use of its own expertise and resources wherever possible.

Luxury yacht TROY under sail - Image credit to Esenyacht : Tim Saunders Yacht Design

Luxury yacht TROY under sail - Image credit to Esenyacht : Tim Saunders Yacht Design

Special attention has also been paid to the design and layout of the galley, which will include technology not previously used in the yachting sector. More information on this will be released in the coming months. Work meanwhile is now focused on the initial fitting out of the steel hull, with the composite superstructure due to go on in early 2014.

TROY superyacht - aft view - Image credit to Esenyacht : Tim Saunders Yacht Design

TROY superyacht - aft view - Image credit to Esenyacht : Tim Saunders Yacht Design

Troy yacht follows on from Esenyacht’s inaugural sailing yacht project Glorious, a spacious 36m yacht launched in 2011 that is currently chartering in the Mediterranean. Also available for sale, she was the first iteration of the Esenyacht philosophy that sets out to combine northern European quality with a commitment to building yachts that are genuinely handcrafted down to the finest details. This represents a deliberate departure from the standard superyacht model of complex supply chains and assembly-orientated production techniques.

“We prefer the sense of personalisation that comes with our approach to building one-off yachts,” says General Manager Deniz Can. “The consistency that comes with high quality craftsmanship from one’s own workshops never goes out of fashion.”

TROY Yacht from above - Image credit to Esenyacht - Tim Saunders Yacht Design

TROY Yacht from above - Image credit to Esenyacht - Tim Saunders Yacht Design