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Photos of 63,5m mega yacht MIKHAIL S. VORONTSOV by Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard

November 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

Measuring impressive 63,5 meters in length over all, sailing yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory  and Balk Shipyard is a breath-taking three-masted classic schooner, with a concept design by Valeriy G. Stepanenko and exterior styling by Ken Freivokh as well as Dykstra & Partners. Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov features an amazing 53-metre hull, built in laminated wood by Dream Ship Victory in Turkey. Balk Shipyard has been responsible for the outfitting and finishing of this majestic schooner to the highest possible superyacht standards. Below are some beautiful photos of Mikhail S. Vorontsov under sail, published by Dream Ship Victory on their Facebook page.

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard - Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov - side view

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov – side view – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mikhail S. Vorontsov superyacht from above

Mikhail S. Vorontsov superyacht from above – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht from above

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht from above – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mikhail S. Vorontsov superyacht

Mikhail S. Vorontsov superyacht – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Luxury yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard - Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Luxury yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht - aft view

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht – aft view – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht

Mikhail S. Vorontsov Yacht – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

Luxury yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Luxury yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov – Image courtesy of Dream Ship Victory

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Stylish 21m Sailor Gulet Concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts

November 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

The Ukrainian shipyard, Fifth Ocean Yachts, has developed a lovely 21-metre luxury yacht concept. The 21m Fifth Ocean yacht concept is a striking sailor gulet, providing the comfort of motor sailor for long cruising, mixed up with good sailing performance.

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept

21m Fifth Ocean luxury yacht concept - side view

21m Fifth Ocean luxury yacht concept - side view

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept from above

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept from above

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept - aft view

21m Fifth Ocean Sailor Gulet Concept - aft view

Technical Specifications of the 21m Fifth Ocean yacht concept:

LOA 21,18 m
LWL 16,85 m
Beam 5,84 m
Draft hull 1,26 m
Draft keel 2,50 m
Displacement app. 45,68 tonnes
Engine 2×180 hp
Main Sail 153,84 m2
Genoa (110%) 105,84 m2
Jib Sail 50,50 m2

21m Sailor Gulet Concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts - General arrangement

21m Sailor Gulet Concept by Fifth Ocean Yachts - General arrangement

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Video with update on yacht refit projects at Front Street Shipyard

November 26, 2013

Written by zuzana

Based in Belfast, Maine, USA, Front Street Shipyard has released a video with an update on its latest refit projects. It features charter yacht MAGIC, as well as charter yacht AURORE, which came back for a second season, and the Gunboat yacht SLIM.

Front Street Shipyard has got a new hardtop under construction for MAGIC yacht’s flybridge. In addition to this undertaking, the yard has also got a new hot tub and outdoor theater system in the works, a bar and head, and a jet ski addition. On the transom they are installing a new “Transformer,” which is a hydraulic swim platform system. Front Street Shipyard teams of composites and systems technicians are working long days to maintain steady progress on the 130-foot motoryacht, which will be heading south this winter.

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Video of CNB Yacht BRISTOLIAN leaving Lyman-Morse

November 25, 2013

Written by zuzana

Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding has released a short video, showing departure of the 29-metre CNB charter yacht Bristolian (ex Mari Cha II), heading to Antigua. Luxury sailing yacht Bristolian arrived at Lyman-Morse late in the season to have her generator replaced, to have some electronics work done and to switch from butane to propane.

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Sunreef Yachts to attend 2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

November 22, 2013

Written by zuzana

Representing a premier yachting event for the charter industry, this year’s annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show will be attended by the prominent Polish luxury yacht builder, Sunreef Yachts. Kicking off the start of the Caribbean season, the 52nd edition of the event is set to be held from December 6th – 12th, 2013,  featuring more than 100 of the world’s most spectacular charter yachts, including mega yachts, sailing yachts, power boats, and catamarans, varying in size from 52’ upwards to 225’.

Sunreef 70 charter yacht MAVERICK to be displayed at the 2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

Sunreef 70 charter yacht MAVERICK to be displayed at the 2013 Antigua Charter Yacht Show

This year, Sunreef Yachts will be making a strong showing with an impressive display of three luxury catamarans: MAVERICK, SKYLARK, IN THE WIND.

Sunreef 70 charter yacht MAVERICK is a superb modern sailing unit capable of accommodating up to 12 guests in 5 cabins, which features an ultra-sleek, flawless interior design, exceptional amenities, and the latest in entertainment technology.

Catamaran SKYLARK -  Main

Catamaran SKYLARK - Main

Second on display, 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht SKYLARK provides comfort in cruising, an extended living space for 8 guests thanks to its large beam, impressive exterior space, oceanic range combined with very low fuel consumption and a customized, very elegant interior design.

What’s more, Sunreef 58 charter yacht IN THE WIND, luxury sailing charter catamaran, provides remarkable levels of comfort for 8 guests, efficiency, stability and seaworthiness.

IN THE WIND - Main

IN THE WIND - Main

It is a priority for the Sunreef Yachts team to keep up to date with the best charter yachts currently on the market by taking hands on approach familiarizing themselves with the vast selection luxury catamarans, mega yachts, charter powerboats and sailing yachts.

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Additional images of Maxi Dolphin FC100 sailing yacht NOMADE IV

November 22, 2013

Written by zuzana

One of the fastest 100ft cruisers in the world and a real ‘Open’ type boat, the majestic Maxi Dolphin FC100 sailing yacht Nomade IV was launched in Italy‘s Venice on July 5, 2013. Boasting a beautiful chined hull with the beam carried well aft, the 30-metre superyacht Nomade IV features naval architecture by well known Finot-Conq Studio, while her stylishly minimalist interiors have been designed by Pierre Frutschi. Below are some amazing exterior and interior images of Nomade IV, which can comfortably sleep 12 guests in total.

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV by Maxi Dolphin

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV by Maxi Dolphin - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Superyacht Nomade IV - Exterior

Superyacht Nomade IV - Exterior - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Nomade IV Yacht - Wheelhouse

Nomade IV Yacht - Wheelhouse - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Luxury yacht Nomade IV - Galley

Luxury yacht Nomade IV - Galley - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Nomade IV superyacht - Interior

Nomade IV superyacht - Interior - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Superyacht Nomade IV - Saloon

Superyacht Nomade IV - Saloon - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Nomade IV Yacht - Cabin

Nomade IV Yacht - Cabin - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Sailing yacht Nomade IV - Cabin

Sailing yacht Nomade IV - Cabin - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Luxury yacht Nomade IV - Bathroom

Luxury yacht Nomade IV - Bathroom - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Nomade IV superyacht - Bathroom

Nomade IV superyacht - Bathroom - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

Nomade IV Yacht - Engine Room

Nomade IV Yacht - Engine Room - Image courtesy of Maxi Dolphin

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2013 hat-trick for Royal Huisman luxury yacht PUMULA

November 22, 2013

Written by zuzana

It has been a very successful year for the Royal Huisman luxury yacht Pumula (Project Bugamena), winning three prestigious awards. Delivered by the respected Dutch shipyard in 2012, the 37-metre sailing yacht Pumula features naval architecture by Dykstra Naval Architects, while her beautiful interior design is by Rhoades Young.

Royal Huisman sailing yacht Pumula - Photo Cory Silken

Royal Huisman sailing yacht Pumula - Photo Cory Silken

At the 2013 World Superyacht Awards in Istanbul, superyacht Pumula first won Best Sailing Yacht in her category and was then crowned Sailing Yacht of the Year by a team of judges who described her as “the epitome of a modern classic sailing yacht…built to perfection by Royal Huisman”.

Pumula Yacht  - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula Yacht - Photo by Cory Silken

Now the International Superyacht Society Awards have added their seal of approval at the ISS Gala Awards in Fort Lauderdale, where Pumula yacht won Best Sail in the 24-40m category. A great year for a fine yacht and a proud owner…

Pumula superyacht - Owners cabin - Photo by Cory Silken

Pumula superyacht - Owners cabin - Photo by Cory Silken

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Order for new 40m sailing yacht Hull 395 signed by Royal Huisman

November 22, 2013

Written by zuzana

Royal Huisman has signed an order for the all-new sailing yacht Hull 395, as reported by the respected Dutch shipyard in the latest issue of its news magazine INHUIS. More details about superyacht Hull 395, measuring just under 40 meters in length, are still to be revealed.

Royal Huisman shipyard - Photo by Cloudshots

Royal Huisman shipyard - Photo by Cloudshots

The yard is currently working on the 46-metre superyacht Hull 392, a 46m plumb-bowed classic pilot ketch (51.8m with bowsprit) designed by Hoek Design with interior by Redman Whiteley Dixon and scheduled for delivery in summer 2014. Another vessel currently under construction is the 48-metre superyacht Hull 393, with interior design by Rhoades Young and delivery scheduled for spring 2014.

Below is a choice of the oustanding charter yachts built by Royal Huisman.

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Luxury sailing yacht INOUI designed by Philippe Briand

November 21, 2013

Written by zuzana

Successfully launched by Vitters Shipyard on June 15, 2013, luxury sailing yacht INOUI is a striking 108′ carbon composite sloop, beautifully designed by Philippe Briand. Representing a high performance yet ‘timeless’ sailboat, superyacht INOUI bears interior design by Andrew Winch.

 

 

 

Superyacht INOUI under sail - Image courtesy of Philippe Briand

Superyacht INOUI under sail – Image courtesy of Philippe Briand

 

 

 

High performance
Luxury yacht INOUI represents an intriguing project, Philippe Briand became fascinated instantly. The yacht is based on a high-tech carbon structure. The keel is a lifting keel with a draft of 5.25 m. The high aspect ratio sail plan and the square top main sail are seen for the first time in a boat of this size.

Timeless
On the criterion of style, Philippe Briand have devoted a large amount of their attention to designing a boat that is both well proportioned and very balanced. The studio interpreted the “timeless” request of the owner in the following way: cultivated over many years, yachting is an old tradition which has gradually evolved to have its own culture. Being a ware of this culture enables one to identify the traits that distinguish an elegant boat from each period of time. With this in mind, Philippe Briand designed a hull whose main features are:

– A moderate beam, inspired by the yachts of the 60’s
– A reverse transom with a long slope as with the best racing yachts in the 80’s
– A coach roof with quite simple lines resembling the yachts of the 90’s
– A plum line bow so characteristic of the yachts built since the year 2000
– Finally, the geometry of the rig stems from the studio’s design of the 2007 America’s Cup

Each of these features are in our eyes, qualities of the most beautiful sailing yachts that have existed over the past 70 years. Combining these qualities has made the 108’ superyacht INOUI a truly timeless design.

With her striking green hull INOUI yacht is also distinctive and instantly recognizable. She stands out from the crowd.

Comfort
INOUI superyacht is also a yacht for cruising. Her accommodation layout shows 2 guest cabins and a larger forward owner’s suite. The crew quarter’s can accommodate up to 6 crew. The raised up saloon is the key feature of the design layout. Its size, protection, full outer panoramic view and fresh ventilation make this main saloon the ideal living area even under sail. The cockpit is the place for enjoying the sun with 2 large sunbeds.

Superyacht INOUI is expected to participate in superyacht races which traditionally see both the most efficient and elegant yachts competing.

Technical Specifications of INOUI Yacht:

Overall Length 33.44m
Waterline Length 30.57m
Beam 6.89m
Waterline Beam 6.32m
Draft 3.75/5.35m
Unloaded Displacement 85.0t
Loaded Displacement 93.5t
Sail Area Upwind 571m²
Sail Area Reaching 919m²
Sail Area Downwind 1069m²

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts with design by Philippe Briand.

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Sailing yacht Swan 115RS under construction at Nautor’s Swan

November 20, 2013

Written by zuzana

Scheduled for launch in 2015, sailing yacht Swan 115RS is currently under construction at Nautor’s Swan in Finland. Designed by the respected naval architect German Frers in collaboration with Nautor’s design team, the 35-metre superyacht Swan 115 RS represents the flagship of the Nautor’s 2013 Cruising range, which includes cruising yachts ranging from 60 to 115 feet in length.

Swanline 2013

Nautor's 2013 Cruising range

Providing an excellent performance, luxury yacht Swan 115 RS has been developed for both blue water and long distance cruising and ensures short handed sailing with ease. The vessel is suitable for long distances and boasts an increased protection from the elements, extra stowage and tankage, with the possibility for shallow draft and lifting keel.

Swan 115RS Yacht under construction at Nautor's Swan

Swan 115RS Yacht under construction at Nautor's Swan - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Works on Swan 115RS superyacht

Works on Swan 115RS superyacht - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Luxury yacht Swan 115 RS in build at Nautor's Swan

Luxury yacht Swan 115 RS in build at Nautor's Swan - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Luxury sailing yacht Swan 115RS

Luxury sailing yacht Swan 115RS - Image courtesy of Nautor's Swan

Construction of the 35-metre superyacht Swan 115RS features utmost in quality, detail and style throughout, just like any other Nautor’s Swan yacht.

Below is a selection of the outstanding charter yachts built by Nautor’s Swan.

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