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Graafship working on sailing yacht Wolfhound

July 15, 2013

Following the news about the 54m Graafship yacht Ingomar published on CharterWorld last month, the Dutch yard has announced an agreement to construct the hull for the majestic sailing yacht Wolfhound. Building of the Wolfhound schooner yacht has started at the beginning of this year, with completion scheduled for the middle of 2014.

Schooner Wolfhound Yacht under construction at Graafship

Schooner Wolfhound Yacht under construction at Graafship

About WOLFHOUND
Classic yacht Wolfhound is a John Alden‘s design 347. She is a quintessential American yacht with roots directly descending from the great tradition of the “fast and able” New England fishing schooners. Looking at her lines she appears “stretched” with longer overhangs and maybe more “yacht-like” than the typical fishing schooner.

Luxury classic yacht Wolfhound

Luxury classic yacht Wolfhound

Design 347 was a preliminary design that was never built so when she is realized more than 80 years after her lines were drawn in 1927 she will be an original Alden, not a replica, and in a way also be “John G. Alden’s last schooner” (that is built and that he designed for him self).

The license agreement with John G. Aden Inc. and the Wolfhound yacht project is for the exclusive rights to build this design which after all these years of being hidden away in the Alden archives will finally be born as a splendid original Alden schooner.

Works on superyacht schooner Wolfhound

Works on superyacht schooner Wolfhound

Luxury Yacht Wolfhound Data

Designer: John G. Alden
Design year: 1927
Design No.: 0347
1927 Client: John G. Alden
Type: Auxiliary schooner
Flag: U.S.

Construction
Preliminary: Wood
Final: Welded Steel

Dimensions
L.O.D.: 121.2’
L.W.L.: 91.6’
Beam: 24.0’
Draft: 12.0’
Displacement: 182 tons (m)

Sail Area
Five lowers: 527 m2
Max upwind: 695 m2
2 Golly + 1 Gen: 668 m2
Unfurled: 1,244 m2

Multihull growth at Future Fibres continues

July 12, 2013

Future Fibres has announced that its first complete multihull mast as well as rigging package will be on the water this August, with a second scheduled for launch in September and a third already on the books.

Nigel Irens designed APC 78 Yacht to feature carbon mast and integrated rigging package

Nigel Irens designed APC 78 Yacht to feature carbon mast and integrated rigging package by Future Fibres - Photo credit to Nigel Irens Design / APC78

Although Future Fibres’ composite rigging is already commonplace in the multihull sector, the Valencia based composites specialist has just completed its first full multihull mast package for the Nigel Irens Design A65 catamaran, utilising a bespoke, high performance rotating wing mast, along with a full set of Future Fibres’ latest carbon rigging. The catamaran is expected to be ready for summer sailing in Abu Dhabi, where the boat has been built by Abu Dhabi Mar.

The second project, expected on the water within a matter of weeks, is the Rapier 550 for which Future Fibres has supplied another complete mast and rigging package. The rig utilises the same tooling as the A65 but offers some unique characteristics, with the mast and sail controls being led inside the main saloon for a truly ‘armchair sailing’ experience.

In addition to its most recent and upcoming multihull launches, Future Fibres has also announced the signing of its third multihull contract for Nigel Irens Design’ latest catamaran, the APC78 yacht. The Advanced Performance Cat, being built at Green Marine in Southampton, UK, will sport a state-of-the-art, fully customised carbon mast and integrated rigging package. The design of the tube section has been refined using data obtained from a detailed aero study in order to maximise performance. The composite rigging completes the package and incorporates the smallest diameter carbon rigging on the market, including a set of aerofoil diamonds to further minimise windage.

Catamaran yacht APC 78

Catamaran yacht APC 78 - Photo credit to Nigel Irens Design / APC78

Commenting on the latest projects, Nigel Irens spoke about his decision to choose Future Fibres: “The Nigel Irens Design office works in collaboration with a number of individuals who are specialists in diverse fields of activity. Where fast offshore multihulls are concerned, we’ve had the pleasure of an ongoing dialogue with Future Fibres’ Torbjörn Linderson, who has had as much experience as anyone in this field. In parallel, we have a longstanding relationship with Future Fibres. In fact, in 1994 the company supplied one of the earliest sets of Kevlar standing rigging to our 85 ft catamaran, ENZA New Zealand, as she prepared for what would become a record-breaking circumnavigation later that year. Given the above, it is hardly surprising that the news that Linderson was to combine his skills with those of Future Fibres was of immediate interest to us. Obviously we have no way of knowing how the APC78 rig will perform, but it is good to know that we are setting out on the road to the future, accompanied by a team composed of some of the best qualified specialists in the industry.”

Future Fibres’ multihull specialist, Torbjörn Linderson added: “In this rapidly evolving sector, Future Fibres is firmly focused on driving forward the development of its high performance products and using the experience of its uniquely qualified team to take the evolution of multihull rigs to the next level. It is an exciting time for us and the industry…a lot of records are going to get broken!”

Photos of newly launched Solaris 72 Classic Yacht KARMA in the Adriatic

July 12, 2013

The newly launched Solaris 72 Classic yacht Karma has recently cruised the waters of the lovely yacht charter destination – the Adriatic. Luxury sailing yacht Karma is built by Solaris Yachts to a design by Soto Acebal. She will make her worldwide debut at the upcoming Cannes International Boat Show.

Solaris 72 Classic luxury yacht Karma in the popular yacht charter destination - the Adriatic

Solaris 72 Classic luxury yacht Karma in the popular yacht charter destination - the Adriatic

All-new luxury yacht Karma by Solaris Yachts

All-new luxury yacht Karma by Solaris Yachts

Karma Yacht - aft view

Karma Yacht - aft view

New Solaris 72 Classic sailing yacht KARMA by Soto Acebal launched

July 12, 2013

Following 15 months of planning as well as construction, the lovely and all-new Solaris 72 Classic sailing yacht Karma has recently hit the waters of the Natissa river in Aquileia. Fitted with hydraulic folding and retractable anchor system, lifting keel and technical refinements, the Solaris 72 Classic yacht Karma will now be tested extensively.

New Solaris 72 Classic Yacht Karma on the water

New Solaris 72 Classic Yacht Karma on the water

At the Boat Show in Cannes, from the 10th to the 15th September, where Solaris 72 Classic yacht Karma is going to be exhibited alongside the new 72 Deck House yacht by Doug Peterson, the new 72 Classic by Soto Acebal is going to celebrate her WORLD PREMIERE. Solaris is proud to present the two new 72 foot semi-custom projects at the first important autumn floating Boat Show.

Solaris 72 Deck House Yacht by Doug Peterson

Solaris 72 Deck House Yacht by Doug Peterson

A resounding success of Hoek Design Yachts at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

July 12, 2013

The Superyacht Cup Palma featured a well represented Hoek Design fleet this year. The event was also sponsored by these leading Dutch naval architects. The owners as well as crew of the J-class sailing yacht Lionheart performed admirably to take second place overall, while both the first and second places overall in the SYC class 2 races went to Hoek Design yachts, namely superyacht Heartbeat and charter yacht Atalante. The last year’s winner, the 78 ft Truly Classic yacht Drumfire, the expedition schooner Reesle yacht and the majestic 115 ft luxury yacht Firefly also participated in this popular event.

Hoek-designed luxury yacht Heartbeat - Photo by Joep Niesink

Hoek-designed luxury yacht Heartbeat - Photo by Joep Niesink

“We have been a Silver Sponsor of the Superyacht Cup for the past three years due to the fact that around 20 Hoek Design boats are berthed in Mallorca,” explains Andre Hoek. “Moreover, other boats attend the Superyacht Cup from further afield and it is a great way for owners to race against others and enjoy the vibrant city of Palma. The Superyacht Cup is also a superb showcase for styling, superior performance and the attention to detail that are the hallmarks of our designs.”

This year’s Superyacht Cup was the first event to feature all five of the new generation of J-class vessels racing against each other. The superb weather conditions in the Bay of Palma ensured that superyacht Hanuman, Lionheart, sailing yacht Rainbow, charter yacht Ranger and luxury yacht Velsheda were genuinely competitive.

Superyacht Lionheart - Photo by Ingrid Abery

Superyacht Lionheart - Photo by Ingrid Abery

“We were delighted that Lionheart sailed very well and was first in the overall rankings until the start of the very last race,” recalls Andre Hoek, who was one of the race crew onboard. “After a difficult start on the final day, Ranger started to match race Lionheart to try to beat us for second overall but Lionheart kept pace and finished an admirable second overall in her class. When you consider that there were only eight professionals onboard Lionheart compared to the virtually entirely pro crew that races on Hanuman, Ranger and Velsheda, this result is impressive indeed. Our message to the Hanuman boys is this: We’re getting closer!”

Luxury yacht Lionheart - Photo by Ingrid Abery

Luxury yacht Lionheart - Photo by Ingrid Abery

The Hoek office was also delighted with the performance of the Truly Classics in Palma. “Taking first and second place overall is a great achievement and a testimony both to the design and the owners and crew of Heartbeat and Atalante, “ adds Hoek. “Drumfire also performed very well, beating the other TCs on line honours although she had a very stiff handicap. And Firefly also showed her enormous potential, easily winning line honours on most of days of the event. All in all, this was a great few days and we are already looking forward to the next Superyacht Cup.”

Sailing yacht Lionheart designed by Hoek - Photo by Ingrid Abery

Sailing yacht Lionheart designed by Hoek - Photo by Ingrid Abery

The special Hoek Design Cup was also run for the third year in Palma and was officially marked on the event race sheets. Hoek Design also co-organised a special Dutch dinner on the Friday night at the lovely Cap Rocat hotel. This informal evening was attended by most of the owners and captains taking part in the Superyacht Cup and showcased Mallorca at its very best.

Oyster World Rally marking 40th anniversary of Oyster Yachts

July 11, 2013

Founded in 1973, Oyster Yachts has established itself as arguably the international market leader of world-class cruising yachts. Quality, comfort, as well as performance are focal to the Oyster DNA, but building outstanding yachts is only the beginning.

Antigua - Image courtesy of Oyster Yachts

Antigua - Image courtesy of Oyster Yachts

Oyster recognise that confidence and capability are fundamental values for Oyster owners. Fulfilling these desires requires a special relationship based on trust, commitment and pride.

Spanning the lifetime of the yacht and wherever it may be in the world, Oyster’s after sales service is second to none and perhaps that is why such a significant number of Oyster owners are repeat customers.

Fiji - Image Courtesy of Oyster Yachts

Fiji - Image Courtesy of Oyster Yachts

Oyster has raised a family to be proud of and to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary required a very special event to typify the ethos of Oyster Yachts.

The inaugural Oyster World Rally set off from Antigua in January 2013. A 27,000 mile odyssey of endless adventure to provide a truly amazing experience for Oyster owners and their guests. 28 Oysters are taking part from Canada, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States, making the 2013 Oyster World Rally a truly international event.

No other yacht manufacturer has staged a world rally and the event took two years of meticulous planning. The fleet is followed around the world by Oyster’s dedicated project management team who are in constant contact with the fleet and Oyster Head Office. The Oyster World Rally enjoys unrivalled service and support for the entire duration of the circumnavigation. Organised rendezvous along the route, enable the Oyster fleet to share their memorable stories with one another and enjoy exclusive parties and events.

Oyster Yachts are recognised all over the world and that reputation combined with such careful preparation has reaped dividends, including rare scuba diving permits in The Galapagos Islands and permission to visit the Lau Islands of Fiji, closed to the outside world for decades.

Responding to huge interest in the inaugural event and with more than 15 Oyster Yachts already on the entry list, Oyster has announced a second World Rally starting in January 2016. Many sailors dream of sailing into the sunset and exploring the world, Oyster make that dream a reality.

New Zealand superyacht capabilities to shine at NZ Superyacht Day in San Francisco

July 10, 2013

The first day of the 34th America’s Cup, September 7, 2013, will be marked by the NZ Superyacht Day, an exclusive private charter event, showcasing five award-winning New Zealand superyacht companies. These companies will lead a private program, providing new insights on their individualized approaches to manufacturing as well as capabilities, together with current superyacht innovation and trends, to be introduced by world-renowned superyacht designer, Ed Dubois.

NZ-Superyacht-Day

New Zealand superyacht builders are recognized globally for their craftsmanship, focus on engineering and aesthetic requirements, and customer-focused, individualized approach. During the New Zealand Superyacht Day some of the most influential members of the superyacht community will share their insights with invited guests while they enjoy on-the-water viewing of the first day of America’s Cup racing, and a traditional Kiwi-style BBQ and craft beer tasting.

Some of the most influential members of the superyacht community are participating in the New Zealand Superyacht Day, including Alloy Yachts, Events Clothing, Fitzroy Yachts, McMullen & Wing, and Southern Spars.

Alloy Yachts. With 28 years of experience, Alloy Yachts is synonymous with luxury, seaworthiness, engineering excellence and craftsmanship. Alloy’s passion for their craft is reflected in the award-winning standards and international recognition of their yachts. Earlier this year their motor yacht Loretta Anne motor yacht was awarded World Superyacht Awards’ Motor Yacht of the Year and Raised Pilothouse Semi-displacement Motor Yacht awards. In 2012 their Vertigo ketch yacht was awarded the International Superyacht Society Award, Best Sailing Yacht over 40m, World Superyacht Award, Sailing Yacht of the Year, and Best Sailing Yacht 40m and over. Vertigo also won awards for Exterior Design and Styling, Interior Layout, and Recreational Space designed for Guest Use at the Show Boats Design Award program, and won the Prix du Design Award at the Monaco Yacht Show.

47m Alloy motor yacht Loretta Anne designed by Dubois

47m Alloy motor yacht Loretta Anne designed by Dubois

Events Clothing. Based in Auckland, New Zealand, with a European office in Palma de Mallorca in Spain Events Clothing design, manufacture and supply innovative, quality uniforms for superyacht and race crews around the globe. Clients include 60 of the top 200 superyachts, by size, currently in operation. Offering bespoke uniforms in styles exclusive to clients’ requirements, Events Clothing design and submit visual story boards to clients for discussion and confirmation. This process allows owners, captains, CEO’s and interested parties to ensure the exact look and feel is ultimately achieved. Global deliveries are dispatched daily and tracked to ensure safe and on-time delivery is achieved. Events Clothing offers free warehousing of committed uniforms for future requirements and deliveries.

Fitzroy Yachts. Fitzroy Yachts started building their first yacht, the 80 foot Spirit of Fitzroy, in 1997. The company has continued with an impressive range of multi-award winning superyachts. Based in New Zealand, one of the world’s great sailing nations, they have access to outstanding marine building talent and technology. Fitzroy Yachts’ 2010 launch superyacht Zefira won the Best Sailing Yacht 45m+ and Sailing Yacht of the Year in the 2011 World Superyacht Awards. She also won the exterior design and styling and crew and service areas in the Show Boats Design Awards. Fitzroy’s latest launch luxury yacht Ohana was a finalist in both the 2013 World Superyacht Awards and the Show Boats Design Awards in the Sailing Yachts category for Exterior Design and Styling Award, Naval Architecture and Interior Layout Award. Its boats are also notable on the Superyacht regatta circuit, with Fitzroy built yachts enjoying numerous victories this year in the various circuits around the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

Sailing yacht Zefira At Anchor

Sailing yacht Zefira At Anchor

McMullen & Wing. With a global reputation for building some of the world’s finest motor yachts up to 60m McMullen & Wing are also known for their award winning sailing yacht refits and restorations as well as their custom superyacht tenders which are regarded by many as the best in the world. McMullen & Wing’s 45m steel-hulled luxury expedition charter yacht Big Fish was recently named by Superyacht World as one of the 50 finest yachts ever built worldwide and has received trophies and commendations in every major international superyacht forum. McMullen & Wing’s multi-award winning yacht Ermis2, built in aerospace grade carbon fibre and titanium, is one of the world’s fastest luxury motor yachts with a top speed approaching 60 knots. The diversity of their projects is the product of McMullen & Wing’s 44-year history of delivering everything from ocean-capable luxury yachts to America’s Cup-winning racing yachts in steel, aluminium, timber and advanced composites to the very highest world standards.

BIG FISH -  Main

BIG FISH - Main

Southern Spars. Specializing in the design and construction of carbon fibre spars and components, rigging, and rig servicing, industry pioneer Southern Spars built its first carbon spar in 1990. Since then the company has pursued a passion for delivering world class cruising and racing spars, carbon rigging and service. Its operation extends to four corners of the world with locations in the US, Denmark, South Africa, Spain and Sri Lanka, and headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand. Southern Spars employs more than 350 staff worldwide. Southern Spars’ work on the superyacht Vertigo won the 2012 sailing superyacht of the year and best sailing yacht 40m+ size range.

The New Zealand Superyacht Day is an exclusive invitation only event. To find out more or to request an invitation, contact Kerry Ellis, Kerry.ellis@nzte.govt.nz.

Croatia Yacht Charter – Top Croatia Luxury Charter Yachts available this summer

July 09, 2013

Offering an amazing luxury vacation experience, Croatia yacht charter is the best way for discerning travellers to discover this spectacular and diverse country. Croatia’s beautiful coastline attracts luxury superyachts year after year, with Croatia luxury yacht charters becoming increasingly popular in the recent years. The country offers its visitors hundreds of islands with unique vegetation, picturesque old ports, waterfront villages and pristine clear water to bathe in; not to mention the numerous monuments and sites of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in the Eastern Mediterranean, Croatia is one of the best preserved parts of Europe and one of the prettiest in the Mediterranean.

Korcula in Croatia

Korcula in Croatia

With an endless list of destinations to explore, Croatia yacht charter is a superb choice for a summer holiday and many sites are well worth a short daily trip inland, such as Risnjak, Paklenica, the Plitvice Lakes and the Northern Velebit situated in the mountainous area; or those along the coast, including Karnati Archipelago, the breathtaking island of Mljet and the Brijuni Archipelago, as well as the Krka waterfalls.

Makarska - Croatia

Makarska - Croatia

For those who prefer a more dynamic Croatia luxury yacht charter, Dubrovnik and Hvar are excellent places to visit, offering plenty of nigh-clubs, chique restaurants with crème de la crème strolling the streets. After a night out full of fun, charter guests can choose one of the many hideaways around the numerous surrounding islands and islets to escape to and recharge for the next big adventure.

Beutiful waterfalls to discover on your next Croatia yacht charter vacation

Beutiful waterfalls to discover on your next Croatia yacht charter vacation

Other popular and beautiful destinations to visit while aboard your preferred Croatia charter yacht, include Brac covered with pine forest and lovely olive groves and vineyards. The island of Mljet is known as the greenest island of the Adriatic and a must-see destination. Offering stunning sights and important landmarks, Trogir is one other place to be included on your Croatian yacht charter itinerary, as well as Pula, Split, Vinisce, Sibenik, Korcula and Sukosan.

Croatia

Croatia

Even though not located in Croatia, Montenegro yacht charter could well be integrated into many Croatia luxury yacht charter itineraries, with Kotor being a fantastic place to start or end your Eastern Mediterranean holiday. Kotor is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, wealthy of culture and historical heritage.

Split in Croatia - Another beautiful city to visit while on Croatia yacht charter holiday

Split in Croatia - A beautiful city to visit while on Croatia yacht charter holiday

CROATIA LUXURY CHARTER YACHTS

There are numerous Croatia charter boats available for rent this summer, ranging from smaller more intimate motor yachts or sailing yachts, right through to the super luxurious mega yachts to choose from. We have prepared a small list of our favourite yachts for Croatia yacht rental however, don’t hesitate to contact our professional and friendly brokers for more information and the whole list of yachts available in the Eastern Mediterranean or elsewhere in the world: Contact CharterWorld

57m motor yacht DIAMOND A

Amongst the best Croatia charter yachts, DIAMOND A (ex Ultima III) is an outstanding Abeking & Rasmussen built vessel with accommodation for 12 charter guests and a professional crew of 16. Her light and spacious interior was designed by world-renowned Donald Starkey and features a beautiful master suite located on the main deck, including a private lounge and an additional stateroom. The VIP stateroom can be found on the upper decl, whereas the remaining guest cabins are located on the lower deck. More about charter yacht DIAMOND A

Diamond A -  Main

Diamond A - Main

54m Sailing Yacht TIARA

The fast and powerful TIARA yacht built by Alloy Yachts and designed by Dubois, is a spectacular choice for an adventurous Croatia yacht charter vacation, with superb design throughout and a vast array of high tech amenities available. She was created to sail and perform on the ocean, with an excellent stability and sea handling qualities. In addition to her performance, Tiara yacht provides extensive and spacious deck space and fly bridge areas for outdoor entertainment and activities. Her interior is equally magnificent and spacious, offering accommodation to 10 charter guests in five luxurious staterooms, including an amazing owner’s suite on two levels. More info about TIARA yacht

Luxury yacht TIARA under sail

Luxury yacht TIARA under sail

52m Sailing Yacht RED DRAGON

Red Dragon superyacht is another spectacular sailing yacht built by the respected New Zealand yacht builder Alloy Yachts, launched in 2008. Featuring design by Dubois Naval Architects, this high performance aluminium sloop was designed as a world class luxury cruising yacht with the ability to stay operational for long periods at sea without outside assistance. Her interior, created by Wilmotte & Associates, is contemporary and relaxed, featuring light timber styling. Accommodation is provided in one beautiful owner’s suite and three guests suites. There is also a separate gymnasium with Pullman berth and en-suite. This Croatia charter boat is very striking with topsides finished in anthracite grey and white superstructure. Her outstanding sailing performance and clean decks will without doubt turn heads wherever she goes. More about  RED DRAGON yacht charter

RED DRAGON - Under Sail View From Aft

RED DRAGON - Under Sail View From Aft

50m Motor Yacht MARIU

Built by luxury superyacht builder Codecasa in Italy,  MARIU yacht is an impressive vessel, boasting clean, minimalist lines with practical, yet luxuriously comfortable design and styling by Giorgio Armani. Mariu is an outstanding yacht available for Croatia boat rental, in addition to her charter availability in the rest of the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean. Twelve guests will find accommodation in 6 luxurious cabins, with a fantastic main master suite on the main deck boasting a central Spa Pool. There is another double cabin on the main deck, two queen cabins with Spa Pool and further two twins. More information about MARIU yacht charter

Yacht MARIU - Codecasa

Yacht MARIU - Codecasa

40m Super Yacht AMARULA SUN

Available for Croatia yacht rental this summer season, AMARULA SUN yacht is a spacious vessel built by the renowned Westport shipyard in 2010, offering accommodation to 10 charter guests in 5 deluxe cabins, incorporating one full-beam master cabin, two king-size cabins and two twin cabins, all with marble en-suite facilities. Her interior is welcoming and neutral with beige carpeting, cream and white soft furnishings, warm tones of quality woods and large windows allowing plenty of natural light to enhance the space. There is also vast external space for guests to enjoy with the sun deck above being the favourite for many, boasting alfresco dining option, chaise lounge and a Spa Pool tub. More about superyacht AMARULA SUN

Yacht AMARULA SUN -   Main

Yacht AMARULA SUN - Main

40m Motor Yacht DONA LOLA

Another outstanding vessel from the Westport fleet is the Westport 130 luxury yacht DONA LOLA. Her interior is elegant with neutral furnishings and good ambient lighting. There is a spacious and comfortable main saloon with large windows and a separate dining area forward. Charter guests are accommodated in one master suite on the main deck forward, two double cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck all featuring en-suite facilities. More about charter yacht DONA LOLA

Motor yacht Dona Lola -  Main

Motor yacht Dona Lola - Main

39m Motor Yacht SNOWBIRD

Built by prestigious yacht builder, Hakvoort and launched in 2010, superyacht SnowBird is a beautiful yacht with a modern interior and natural style. Her main saloon boasts two sofas in open-plan arrangement and an adjoining dining area. Her master suite is full-beam and can be found on the main deck, featuring a king-size bed and large walk in wardrobe as well as a study. In addition to the owners accommodation, there are four double guest cabins situated on the lower deck. One of the main highlights of this Croatia luxury charter yacht is the large whirlpool spa pool on the sun deck, seating 4-6 people. More about charter yacht SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD

37m Motor Yacht RL NOOR

Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts custom built the exceptional and innovative Bilgin 123 RL NOOR yacht in 2010, boasting carbon black hull and modern, striking lines. Her contemporary interior is by the Milan-based Hot Lab design studio, boasting large amounts of greige tinted oak veneer, Thassos marble and rare carpets, which create a warm atmosphere that is not only stylish, but also comfortable. Accommodation is provided in four luxury cabins to 8 charter guests in total. There is a full-beam master suite with 2 beds, a seating area, desk, an en-suite with a tub, shower, sauna and a steam room.  VIP and two double guest cabins. More about RL NOOR yacht charter

MotorYacht NOOR

MotorYacht NOOR

29m Superyacht GRAND BLEU VINTAGE

Grand Bleu Vintage superyacht is a well designed and constructed modern luxury crewed vessel and an excellent choice for Croatia yacht holidays. She boasts spacious decks, clean of clutter, and a bright and stylish interior. In addition, she was expertly designed built with fine materials, as indicated by the lack of ‘engine noise’ while the yacht is under motor. Charter guests will fully enjoy the fold down aft platform, allowing easy access for swimmers to the water, water toys and the tender. Luxury sailing yacht Gran Bleu Vintage provides accommodation to 8 charter guests in four modern and luminous cabins. More about Grand Bleu Vintage yacht

Grandbleu14

Grandbleu14

28 m Luxury superyacht DONIZETTI

The Sunseeker 90 luxury charter yacht DONIZETTI is another outstanding vessel available for Croatia luxury yacht charter. The yacht combines luxury with tasteful simplicity, featuring modern style living and dining area, with leather seating and solid American walnut carpentry. Accommodation is provided to 10 charter guests in 4 cabins, including a large master cabin on the lower level, a VIP situated forward and two twin cabins with pullman berths, best suited for children. One of her main features is the generous sundeck, boasting al-fresco dining possibility for eight people, a barbecue and a Spa Pool. There is another exterior dining table on the aft deck and a further space for sunbathing on the foredeck. More about DONIZETTI yacht

DONIZETTI

DONIZETTI

For more information about Croatia charter boats or any other yacht charter destination, contact our experience brokers here.

A very successful Superyacht Cup Palma 2013 for Jongert

July 09, 2013

Jongert looks back at a very successful Superyacht Cup Palma. Taken place from June 19 to 22, the 16th edition of the event was once again hosted by the lovely Spanish yacht charter destination – Palma. The sunshine as well as steady afternoon breeze made for perfect sailing conditions for the strong fleet of 15 superyachts.

Jongert Superyacht at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

Jongert Superyacht at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

Jongert teamed up as silver sponsor of the event, in its booth at the event site the company presented the latest developments with regard to its next regatta candidate: the 3200P yacht. The construction of this performance oriented sailing yacht has just started and more information will be announced shortly.

A great success for Jongert at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

A great success for Jongert at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

For Jongert, the Friday evening was the highlight of the event. After a good race of sailing yacht Scorpione dei Mari, Jongert had organized a special gathering with sparkling cocktails, live music, typical Dutch snacks and the highly popular Dutch Herring to celebrate the opening of the Jongert Mallorca office in Palma. During the evening Jongert also partnered with the crew of Scorpione dei Mari to organize the unique ‘Boat Blow competition’ which resulted in an exciting rivalry between the crews of the superyacht cup participants. Eventually the crew of ‘Tulip’ won the competition and was awarded with prizes.

Jongert booth at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

Jongert booth at Superyacht Cup Palma 2013

The evening was a success, and so was the entire event. Jongert would like to thank all its guests, all visitors to its booth, and the organization of the Superyacht Cup for organizing such a great event. The company enjoys the growing number of people wearing Jongert polo t-shirts in Palma and looks forward for the next event to come.

Oyster Superyachts by Dubois

July 09, 2013

In the recent positive articles in the local and national press writing about Oyster‘s expansion in its Norfolk boat-building operation, the production plans for the Oyster Superyachts by Dubois, Oyster 100 as well as Oyster 125, were wrongly reported. These yachts are part of an on-going joint venture with RMK Marine in Turkey, where the tooling continues to lie. Oyster has constructed three spectacular vessels over the past few years, the two Oyster 100’s, sailing yacht Sarafin and Penelope yacht, as well as the first Oyster 125 superyacht Twilight. The company has no intention to construct the Oyster 100 and 125 in its Southampton yard.

Luxury yacht Twilight by Oyster Marine and Dubois

Luxury yacht Twilight by Oyster Marine and Dubois

Twilight yacht and superyacht Penelope will both be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Oyster 100 Yacht Sarafin - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

Oyster 100 Yacht Sarafin - Image courtesy of Oyster Marine

Oyster’s custom and refit yard in Southampton continues to focus on the successful Oyster 825 yacht and Oyster 885 yacht and its long standing service of refit, maintenance and restoration of a wide range of modern and classic yachts.