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Italian sailing legend Giovanni Soldini at Dennis Conner’s North Cove

December 07, 2012

The Manhattan superyacht marina, Dennis Conner’s North Cove, is proud to announce that it is currently hosting Italy‘s greatest sailor, Giovanni Soldini. He has come on his impressive racing yacht “Maserati” to break the New York to San Francisco sailing record.

70ft Giovanni Soldini sailing yacht Maserati

70ft Giovanni Soldini sailing yacht Maserati

On Tuesday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m, all boating enthusiasts are invited to meet Giovanni and hear him speak. The gathering will be held on the Honorable William Wall, Manhattan Sailing Club’s floating clubhouse which is docked on the south side of North Cove in front of the World Financial Center in Battery Park City. Admission is free but RSVP is required because of limited space.

Giovanni Soldini is one of the world’s greatest ocean racers. He has won the single-handed Round the World Race as well as many trans-Atlantic and other major events.

Giovanni Soldini

Giovanni Soldini

The New York to San Francisco sailing record celebrates the route taken by great clipper ships during the California gold rush. It starts in New York City, goes down South America, around Cape Horn and then back up the West Coast to San Francisco. The record of 89 days and 8 hours was set by the Flying Cloud in 1854 and not broken until 1989.

Luxury Sailing Yacht LUPA OF LONDON available for Christmas charter in the BVI

December 06, 2012

Due to a cancellation, luxury sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON is once again available for charter during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays in the British Virgin Islands – the popular Caribbean winter charter destination. LUPA OF LONDON superyacht is an excellent vessel for entertaining with indoor and outdoor dining possibilities, sleeping six guests in three luxurious and spacious cabins. She is available for € 27,000 per week plus expenses from 23rd or 24th December through to 4th or 5th of January, 2013.

LUPA OF LONDON Under Sail

LUPA OF LONDON Under Sail

Measuring 78,6 feet, Lupa of London features a fast performance style hull with a canting keel, reaching a maximum speed of 10 knots, under the excellent leadership of the British Captain, Daniel Stump.

Share your special Christmas holidays with your loved ones aboard this wonderful vessel and expect to have great memories for years to come … just like many others that rented Lupa of London since her launch.

“We had the most amazing charter, filled our expectations to the fullest; Steph, Cecilia and Dan were excellent”

Guests chartering Lupa of London

LUPA OF LONDON Cockpit

LUPA OF LONDON Cockpit

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

LUPA OF LONDON Helm

More about the yacht

Built by Baltic Yachts, Lupa of London superyacht is a Baltic 78 (24m) luxury boat designed by renowned Rachel/Pugh design studio. She is a performance sailing yacht with an easily driven hull, powerful sail configuration and canting keel and the latest refit in 2011. She is an outstanding yacht for keen sailors!

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

LUPA OF LONDON Gourmet Food

Her comfortable and spacious interior offers three large cabins, accommodating up to six guests, together with her equally spacious saloon as well as a separate galley. Lupa of London also features a large dining table on her cockpit, able to seat all her charter guests comfortably and enjoy the skilfully prepared dishes by the yacht’s talented chef.

A fantastic crew means this Baltic 78 has everything required for your luxury sailing vacation this Christmas and New Year in the BVI.

LUPA OF LONDON Sail

LUPA OF LONDON Sail

British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean

Located in the ever so popular winter charter destination, the Caribbean, British Virgin Islands are an excellent place to unwind and recharge after a stressful everyday life. Crystal clear waters, splendid beaches, secluded anchorages and consistent trade winds is what this breathtaking ‘corner’ of the world has to offer.

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

For entertainment there are plenty of relaxed bars and excellent restaurants, especially vibrant around this time of the year. Christmas and New Year is a perfect time to charter a boat in the Caribbean if you arre looking for great entertainment coupled with a possibility to retreat into a well secluded anchorage and enjoy the breathtaking horizon. Read more about British Virgin Islands here …

LUPA OF LONDON Refreshments

LUPA OF LONDON Refreshments

To receive additional information about chartering Lupa of London (ex Rusalka) in the Caribbean, or any other luxury charter yacht, please contact our professional and friendly team at CharterWorld. We will provide you with a full list of options based on you requirements and needs.

Sailing yacht LUPA OF LONDON

Year:2000 (Refit 2011)  L.O.A.:23.95m (78' 6")  Beam:5.50m (18' ) 
Max Speed:12 knots  Cruise Speed:10 knots  Engines:YANMAR 4LH-DTE2 U 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta 2012: Line honours claimed by charter yacht Rán Leopard

December 05, 2012

This year’s Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta was completed by the Farr 100 charter yacht Rán Leopard in 7 days, 8 hours, 59 minutes and 12 seconds, claiming line honours as well as breaking the course record. Rán Leopard superyacht was helmed by Niklas Zennström, with Adrian Stead on tactics.

Luxury charter yacht Ran Leopard moored at YCCS Marina, Virgin Gorda (BVI) Photo credit YCCS

Luxury charter yacht Ran Leopard moored at YCCS Marina, Virgin Gorda (BVI) Photo credit: YCCS

Zennström and his 18-strong crew crossed the finish line off Virgin Gorda shortly after 10 p.m. UTC last night after covering 3,300 miles at an average speed of 18.6 knots. The new course record beats the previous one set by superyacht Hetairos in 2011 by 25 hours, 59 minutes and 18 seconds.

The race is organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in collaboration with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and saw six maxi yachts and superyachts leave Tenerife on 26th November bound for the YCCS Clubhouse and Marina in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound.

With a curriculum that includes wins in the Rolex Fastnet Race, Copa del Rey and Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship, Zennström approached his first transatlantic regatta with the enthusiasm and concentration that has made Rán one of the top names in international racing. Chartering the 30.5-metre supermaxi yacht Leopard was certainly a smart first step and the crew regularly reported boat speeds of 20 knots and above.

“It was an amazing crossing!” said a delighted Zennström on his arrival at YCCS Virgin Gorda. “The crew did an excellent job and the boat achieved the result we were aiming for. During the crossing we faced a maximum wind of 35 knots and the boat’s maximum speed was 32-33 knots. Thankfully we had no major failures onboard, just the usual minor breakages for a comfortable racing boat. We are very happy to have established a new record for this transatlantic regatta and we are very happy to be here in the new YCCS Clubhouse.”

The crew of Ran Leopard yacht at YCCS Virgin Gorda Photo credit YCCS

The crew of Ran Leopard yacht at YCCS Virgin Gorda Photo credit: YCCS

The 32-metre Baltic Yachts sailing yacht Nilaya was in second place at approximately 395 miles from the finish at 9 a.m. UTC. Peter Harrison’s Farr 115 charter yacht Sojana, a veteran competitor in all five editions of the Transatlantic Superyacht & Maxi Regatta, followed approximately 100 miles behind in third place with Oscar Konyukhov’s Med Spirit yacht, the 27.7-metre sloop representing the Russian Yachting Federation, in fourth.

Following a more southerly course are fifth-placed superyacht Cape Arrow, a 2011-launched Southern Wind 100, and the majestic Shenandoah of Sark yacht, the 1902-launched 55-metre triple masted schooner owned by Francesco, Carlo and Andrea Micheli.

Rán Leopard yacht’s excellent crossing time leaves them on track for victory in corrected time while the battle is now on between the remaining five sailing giants for second and third places. It is advised to follow the rest of the arrivals with Live Tracking from both the YCCS and IMA websites. Several of the boats are updating individual blogs while racing and further updates are published on the IMA website.

Trophies will be awarded at the prize giving ceremony scheduled to take place at the latest on 12th December at the YCCS Virgin Gorda Clubhouse which was officially inaugurated in January of this year and overlooks the purpose-built YCCS Marina which has been operational since March 2011.

Images of the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop BETTER PLACE – the first Green Star sailing yacht

November 30, 2012

The largest carbon fibre built sloop BETTER PLACE is a beautiful Bugatti blue coloured 50-metre vessel and the first RINA Green Star sailing yacht in the world. Constructed at WallyEurope facility, utilising cutting-edge technology, superyacht Better Place was launched in May, 2012 and yachting enthusiast had a chance to admire her at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. This sophisticated craft features exterior by Tripp Design and spectacular interior by Wetzels Brown Partners.

Wally50m-Better-Place-superyacht-photo-Gilles-Martin-Raget

Wally50m Better Place superyacht photo Gilles Martin-Raget

As described by Wally Founder and President Luca Bassani Antivari, Better Place is an “environmentally friendly and breakthrough Wally 50m with aggressive and sleek lines of a true performance sailing yacht, rather than the motor sailer look typical of this class of yachts.”

“Better Place introduces innovative concepts in the round-the-world mega yacht cruisers“ continues Bassani “such as big volumes associated with ultra light displacement, latest diesel electric propulsion system, staysail simplified system, deckhouse with full height windows, uniquely large open-air living areas, raised bulwark, aft owner’s suite with portholes and hatches on four sides and direct access to the Terrace-on-the-sea. “

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Photo Rolex-Carlo Borlenghi

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Photo Rolex-Carlo Borlenghi

She is also the first sailing yacht ever created to comply with the environmental requirements of the RINA Green Star Design additional class notation, reserved to the ships designed, built and operated in such way as to ensure maximum respect for the environment.

Wally 50m superyacht Better Place - Photo credit Gilles Martin-Raget.jpg

Wally 50m superyacht Better Place - Photo credit Gilles Martin-Raget.jpg

The measured displacement of this mega sailer perfectly matches the theoretical data: only 250 tons, of which 88 of the ballast (fin and bulb keel) and 11.5 of the full rigging (mast, boom, PBO rigging). The Wally 50m resulted also in perfect trim.

“This result reflects WallyEurope’s excellent building quality carried out throughout all the construction, using the latest advanced composite technology” confirms Luca Bassani.

Better Place yacht’s displacement and sail area ratio provides for and excellent performance also in light airs, under 10 knots of wind. Her Wally lifting keel, increasing the draft from 4.6 to 6.5 metres, further improves her performance, that are associated with the proven Wally easy-sailing system to produce a true Fast and Easy mega yacht.

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Along with the in-furling boom, self-tacking jib, Magic Trim for the main sheet, captive winch for the jib sheet , and push button controls, the Wally easy-sailing features of the Wally 50m include the new staysail system, specifically developed by the R&D for this mega yacht: the furling staysail with no-torsion luff cable is always ready to be easily and quickly hoisted from its 8.6-m long dedicated locker in the forward deck.

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Sundeck forward social area - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

Wally50m luxury yacht Better Place - Sundeck forward social area - Photo by Gilles Martin-Raget

The fast and simplified mega yacht uniquely combines performance with all the world cruiser characteristics offering plenty of storage and large living areas exceeding 300 sqm inside and 400 sqm outside.

Wally50m Better Place yacht - dining area in sundeck - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place yacht - dining area in sundeck - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The unique environmental characteristics of Better Place go even further than those required by the RINA Green Star Classification: she is the first sailing yacht equipped with the latest diesel electric propulsion technology, to increase power efficiency and reduce consumption, noise and vibration, as well as the ordinary maintenance of the propulsion system.

Wally50m Better Place - forward cockpit - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place - forward cockpit - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The 705kW power is produced by three generators, offering the opportunity to convert some hydraulic services into electrical ones thanks to the very powerful energy source, such as the inner stay furler, and the sheet tensioning devices.

Wally50m superyacht Better Place - Aft deck social area at night Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Wally50m superyacht Better Place - Aft deck social area at night Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Developed on the lines of Tripp Design with the interiors by Wetzels Brown Partners, the overall design, interior and exterior, is astonishing and innovative compared to any other similar yacht.

 Wally50m Better Place yacht - Glass deck house starboard side looking forward - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Wally50m Better Place yacht - Glass deck house starboard side looking forward - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

The exterior and interiors are developed following the Wally concept of inside-outside living areas, whereas the interiors open onto the exteriors and vice versa. Introduced in yacht design by Wally in 1998 with the sailing cruiser Tiketitan, this concept has been constantly developed by the Monegasque brand pioneering also the glass deckhouses and the deck skylights.

Wally50m Luxury sloop Better Place - main salon looking aft - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Luxury sloop Better Place - main salon looking aft - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The deckhouse encloses the 86-sqm open space with navigation, dining and lounge areas, and is characterised by full height windows giving the open-air feeling, a sort of sheltered cockpit enhancing the inside-outside living.

Wally 50m Better Place - dining area looking aft - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally 50m Better Place - dining area looking aft - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The genuinely Wally raised bulwark, firstly featured by Esense in 2006, offers unique protection and replaces the less safe and aesthetically appealing rail and stanchions, while leaving the hull lines pure.

Wally 50m Better Place sloop - dining area and navigation area - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally 50m Better Place sloop - dining area and navigation area - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The 62-sqm owners’ suite is aft with extraordinary visibility and brightness. The natural light floods in from four sides of the vast stateroom: through the portholes on both sides, and the mirrored glass aft and above. The owners’ private area has direct access to the 30-sqm Terrace-on-the-sea, that is another distinctive feature of the Wally inside-outside concept.

Wally50m Better Place yacht main staircase accessing sun deck above and guest night area below  - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place yacht main staircase accessing sun deck above and guest night area below - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The main deck is open and free of unnecessary interruptions, the saloon, dining room and wheelhouse forming one continuous, 86 sqm open space under the deckhouse.

Wally50m Better Place - Owner's suite - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place - Owner's suite - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The saloon with panoramic views seats 20 people as lounge opening onto the aft deck with further lounge space. There is an option for the central coffee table to be converted into an additional dining for eight people.

50m Wally sailing yacht Better Place - Owner's suite port side with lounge and TV  area - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

50m Wally sailing yacht Better Place - Owner's suite port side with lounge and TV area - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The dining area forward seats 10 people in dining layout and can be converted into an additional lounge area with XL sofa seating six comfortably .

Luxury yacht Wally 50m Better Place - Owner's suite starboard side with queen size bed -PhotoToni Meneguzzo

Luxury yacht Wally 50m Better Place - Owner's suite starboard side with queen size bed -PhotoToni Meneguzzo

The forward social cockpit, directly accessible from the interior dining and lounge areas, features table seats and sun beds for up to 20-people. Beyond this, the forward deck features a Spa Pool, finished in black, which is positioned beneath deck level and is therefore invisible when not in use, an hidden winch “cockpit” for the halyards, two large tender garages, stay-sail locker, sail lockers, and the Wally submarine anchor locker.

Wally50m Better Place - Owners' en-suite with shower room to the left and head to the right- Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place - Owners' en-suite with shower room to the left and head to the right- Photo Toni Meneguzzo

The 100-sqm sundeck is accessed both by an outside staircase and by an inside open staircase, leading to steering and navigation, lounge, dining, sunbathing and barbeque areas.

Wally50m Better Place luxury yacht - Double guest cabin with glossy black colour theme - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place luxury yacht - Double guest cabin with glossy black colour theme - Photo Toni Meneguzzo

A particularly innovative service feature is the open food lift connecting galley, interior dining area and sundeck– a ‘suitcase’ suspended in free space, connected by a single vertical track, to lift . The sundeck dining can be converted into a huge sunbed with the addition of an inflatable mattress, providing further comfort without stretching available storage capacity.

Wally50m Better Place - Twin guest cabin with metallic green colour theme_ph. Toni Meneguzzo

Wally50m Better Place - Twin guest cabin with metallic green colour theme - Photo by Toni Meneguzzo

A hull side door is located amidships to starboard: when open, it converts into a swimming and tender boarding platform.

Maximising space and minimising storage requirements, a newly designed seating module has been developed for the deck in carbon and mesh with low profile cushions, for easy stowage, by the interior designers Wetzels Brown Partners, who designed all the deck furnishing.

Wally50m yacht Better Place - Galley - Photo Toni Meneguzzo.

Wally50m yacht Better Place - Galley - Photo Toni Meneguzzo.

The lower deck features the night and service areas accommodating the owners in the aft suite and up to ten guests in four double staterooms, and ten crew in five double cabins. All cabins have en-suites.

The crew and service quarter is forward with galley, laundry and crew mess.

The two engine rooms are amidships.

Wally50m luxury sailing yacht Better Place - One of the two tender garages in the forward deck - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

Wally50m luxury sailing yacht Better Place - One of the two tender garages in the forward deck - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget

The interior design combines carbon look both gloss and satin, satin white lacquered oak, grey leather and colour matched upholstery to create a relaxed feeling. Colour-changing LED lights are used throughout the yacht and can be adjusted in order to change the atmosphere, reflecting the interior design concept to have soft and neutral tones that are coloured by the lights. The cabins are linked by a light installation, running along the spine of the yacht.

New sailing yacht Baltic 116 Custom with delivery in October 2014

November 30, 2012

Baltic Yachts is proud to report that it has signed a contract for the new sailing yacht Baltic 116 Custom last summer. Expected to take her owner and his family sailing in the Mediterranean, the Baltic 116 superyacht is a magnificent high-performance cruiser, featuring naval architecture by judel/vrolijk. Its production is set to start in January with a delivery scheduled for October 2014.

New Baltic 116 Custom Superyacht by Baltic Yachts

New Baltic 116 Custom Superyacht by Baltic Yachts

Luxury yacht Baltic 116 will have a deckhouse with a carbon-fibre bimini hard top for plenty of protection from the sun. The hull will be constructed from carbon composite, and will be fitted with a lifting keel. There will be emphasis on creating a quiet and comfortable boat, with noise and vibration reduction on the priority list.

The interior design for Baltic 116 Custom yacht will come from Nauta Design and the clean lines and the teak combined with light coloured panels will create a classic yet timeless atmosphere. The layout includes 7 cabins, the owner’s spacious cabin with en-suite bathroom situated near the bow, three for the guests, one for the captain and two crew cabins.

Luxury yacht Baltic 116 - view from above

Luxury yacht Baltic 116 - view from above

Main Characteristics (preliminary) of the Baltic 116 Custom Yacht

Concept: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect: judel/vrolijk & co
Interior design : Nauta Design
Exterior design: judel/vrolijk & co in cooperation with Nauta Design
Project Management: Nigel Ingram, MCM
LOA 35,500 m
LWL 32,600 m
Beam 8,250 m
Draft 3,50/5,50 m
Displacement 113 970 kg

Below is a gallery for the exceptional charter yachts built by Baltic Yachts:

Doyle Sails to supply Stratis sails to the 46m Royal Huisman superyacht Project 392

November 30, 2012

Doyle Sails NZ is pleased to report that they have been chosen as the sails supplier for sailing yacht Project 392. At the moment under construction at Royal Huisman, Project 392 superyacht is a spectacular 46-metre high performance cruising ketch, designed by renowned Andre Hoek. Its beautiful interior design is by well known Redman Whiteley Dixon.

46m Royal Huisman superyacht Project 392 to boast Stratis sails supplied by Doyle Sails

46m Royal Huisman superyacht Project 392 to boast Stratis sails supplied by Doyle Sails

“Project 392 is a highly optimised performance design, which makes Stratis sails the perfect fit for this project,” said Mike Sanderson, Director of Sales for Doyle Sails NZ, sole suppliers of Stratis laminates to the Doyle Group of Sailmakers. “The Stratis range was designed specifically with performance cruising and racing superyachts in mind and is ideally suited to this innovative ketch.”

For Project 392 superyacht, Stratis will continue in their established superyacht aero programme with Southern Spars, having previously collaborated on projects including the newly launched 50m superyacht Ohana and the 58.4m charter yacht Kokomo III amongst others.

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - Underway at Sea

Sailing Yacht Kokomo III - Underway at Sea

“Not only are we proud to be working on such an exciting project, but it is a pleasure to be working directly with Royal Huisman for the first time, and to collaborate with the Hoek Design office once again,” said Sanderson. “It is also great to have the opportunity to work with Allan Prior of LLC Yacht Management and Jeremy Pochman.”

Sea Independent Custom – Great ideas are better when shared

November 29, 2012

Sea Independent Custom is an exclusive joint collaboration between Olivier van Meer and Marcel Borgmann, where van Meer designs the entire customised production drawings, the construction specifications and instruction, and is in charge of the technical supervision as well as the delivery, and Borgmann is responsible for the finance and the business development, including the marketing, sales, contracting and legal supervision.

Sailing Yacht White Rose 80 - Sea Independent Custom

Sailing Yacht White Rose 80 - Sea Independent Custom

With the vast expertise and experience of this collaboration it ensures the maximum creative and quality results, whilst the future owner is free of all the details regarding overseeing construction projects. The models will be offered via the worldwide network of Sea Independent.

The solid experience of Marcel Borgmann in Dutch yacht industry ensures a perfectionist management organization. Designer Olivier van Meer distinguishes himself with “less is more “, overall know-how and his special personal approach. All this is combined with the world-renowned high Dutch yacht building quality.

White Rose 80 Yacht - Sea Independent Custom

White Rose 80 Yacht - Sea Independent Custom

The concepts distinguish themselves in durability, ease of maintenance, safety, maximum comfort and personalized bespoke solutions. For each project and client the most appropriate site and the best suppliers are carefully selected.

In short, the client is “unconcerned” from his first ideas and wishes until after the trial cruise. He can devote time to the fun and inspirational aspects of the design and construction process. The first designs will consist of a 24 meter motor yacht and an 80′ sailing yacht. Starting next year, new models will follow; one motor sailor and a sail-and-motor yacht.

Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2012 to feature the JFA charter yacht SEJAA (ex Atalanta)

November 29, 2012

Set to take place from December 2 to 8, this year’s Antigua Charter Yacht Show will host around one hundred spectacular vessels, measuring from 62 to 225ft in LOA. The respected French manufacturer, JFA Yachts, will be present at the event, showcasing luxury charter yacht Sejaa (ex Atalanta), as well as charter yacht Rose of Jericho (ex Sun Tenareze).

Luxury charter yacht Sejaa (ex Atalante) by JFA Yachts

Luxury charter yacht Sejaa (ex Atalante) by JFA Yachts Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Delivered in 2001, luxury yacht Sejaa is an 82’ performance-oriented mono hull made of aluminium. She won the Newport Bucket Race this year. Available for regatta charter or cruising, Sejaa can host 6 guests in a warm spacious modern interior of pale varnished.

Sejaa superyacht - Dining

Sejaa superyacht - Dining Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Luxury yacht Sejaa - Interior

Luxury yacht Sejaa - Interior Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Luxurious cabins aboard Sejaa yacht

Luxurious cabins aboard Sejaa yacht Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Superyacht Sejaa (ex Atalanta) - Twin Cabin Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Superyacht Sejaa (ex Atalanta) - Twin Cabin Photo credit: 2012 Sejaa Maritime LLC.

Main Characteristics of the JFA superyacht Sejaa (ex Atalanta)

L.O.A.: 25.13 m
LWL: 22.5 m
B.O.A. 6 m
Draft: 3.5m
Displacement: 43 t light
Engine: 250 cv
Generator 16 kW
Sails area 333 m² upwind and 548m² downwind
Capacity: 6 Guests – 2  crew members

JFA luxury charter yacht ROSE OF JERICHO (ex Sun Tenareze) on display at the next Antigua Charter Yacht Show

November 29, 2012

This year’s prestigious Antigua Charter Yacht Show will boast around one hundred luxury vessels, varying in size from 62ft to 225ft. The prominent French builder, JFA Yachts, will be attending the event, exhibiting the breathtaking charter yacht Rose of Jericho (ex Sun Tenareze), as well as charter yacht Sejaa (ex Atalanta). The show will run from 2nd to 8th of December.

JFA superyacht Rose of Jericho (ex Sun Tenareze)

JFA superyacht Rose of Jericho (ex Sun Tenareze) - Photo credit: Nicolas Claris

Rose of Jericho superyacht is an 85’ catamaran built in 2005 out of epoxy-glass prepreg. This beautiful boat, with 3 guest cabins, has already toured the world. Combining comfort, speed, stability and a low draft, Rose of Jericho offers exceptional anchorage opportunities.

Luxury yacht Rose of Jericho - view from above

Luxury yacht Rose of Jericho - view from above Photo credit: Nicolas Claris

Main Characteristics of the luxury catamaran yacht Rose of Jericho (ex Sun Tenareze)

L.O.A.: 25.75 m
LWL : 23.95 m
B.O.A. 11.8 m
Draft : 1.5m
Displacement: 45 t light
Engines : 2x 150 hp
Generators : 19 kW
Sails area 335 m² upwind et 600m² downwind
Capacity : 6 Guests – 2 crew members

Rose of Jericho superyacht - Beautiful Exterior

Rose of Jericho superyacht - Beautiful Exterior

Below is a choice of other outstanding charter yachts built by JFA.

Royal Huisman superyacht TWIZZLE arrives in Phuket, Thailand

November 29, 2012

The dramatically beautiful Royal Huisman sailing yacht Twizzle is expected to make an enormous impact during an ambitious Far Eastern cruise, starting with a centre-stage appearance at the 2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous. The 2010 superyacht Twizzle is a spectacular 57-metre  flybridge ketch that has seized considerable attention in both the Caribbean as well as the Mediterranean.

Superyacht Twizzle launched by Royal Huisman in 2010

Superyacht Twizzle launched by Royal Huisman in 2010

More recently luxury yacht Twizzle has arrived in Phuket for extended cruising in the Andaman Sea from December 2012 to April 2013. Her itinerary over the coming months includes Thailand, Burma, Andaman Islands, Malaysia and Singapore.

With her towering and graceful Panamax rig and her exuberant lines, Twizzle superyacht makes a great impact wherever she sails and her appearance at the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, where yachts appear by invitation only, is keenly anticipated. Such a high level of expectation reflects the fact that Twizzle is already well known and admired in Far East superyacht circles, having been awarded Best Custom Yacht at the 2011 Asia Boating Awards.

Luxury yacht Twizzle by night

Luxury yacht Twizzle by night

Twizzle yacht’s builder, Royal Huisman, is a contributing sponsor of The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, which will take place in Phuket from 16th-18th December 2012.

Over the past two years, the 57m Royal Huisman superyacht Twizzle has won an impressive array of awards from international juries for her design, amenity and construction; she has also proved herself to be a fast, comfortable passage-maker, a competitive regatta participant and a luxuriously-appointed cruising home. Charter opportunities will be available during her Far Eastern tour.

Sailing Yacht Twizzle - Interior

Sailing Yacht Twizzle - Interior

The co-creators of the exceptional Twizzle yacht are Redman Whiteley Dixon (exterior and interior design), Dubois Naval Architects (naval architecture) and Todhunter Earle Interiors (Interior Décor).