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Yachting Developments’ yachts among finalists for World Superyacht Awards 2013

January 30, 2013

The prestigious Auckland-based shipyard, Yachting Developments, is delighted to announce that its new 100-foot sailing catamaran yacht Quintessential, as well as the extensively refitted historic J Class charter yacht Endeavour have been nominated for the highly anticipated World Superyacht Awards 2013.

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments

30 m sailing yacht Q5 Quintessential (hull YD 66) by Yachting Developments

This announcement is in addition to Endeavour superyacht’s recent International Superyacht Society Award win for best refit. A most gratifying result for all involved.

Below is a gallery for the spectacular charter yachts built by Yachting Developments.

Images and video of the 46 m Royal Craft Yachting motorsailer yacht 60 YEARS

January 29, 2013

The beautiful 2012 motorsailer yacht 60 Years represents the latest launch of the Turkish shipyard, Royal Craft Yachting. The 46-metre 60 Years superyacht is an elegant ketch, featuring naval architecture as well as exterior styling by Alparslan Tekogul. Her stylish interior design is by Dara Kirmizitoprak. 60 Years has been recently nominated for the prestigious World Superyacht Award 2013.

46 m Royal Craft Yachting motorsailer yacht 60 Years under sail

46 m Royal Craft Yachting motorsailer yacht 60 Years under sail

Royal Craft Yachting shipyards redefines generations’ old Aegean tradition of boatbuilding to deliver a seamless yacht owner’s experience, providing a complete circle of services including design, project management, production and after sales, as well as financing services, for state-of-the-art yachts devised with a tailored approach.

Spectacular 60 Years superyacht by Royal Craft Yachting

Spectacular 60 Years superyacht by Royal Craft Yachting

Royal Craft 60 Years Yacht - front view

Royal Craft Yachting 60 Years Yacht - front view

60 Years Yacht with tenders and water toys

60 Years Yacht - side view with tenders and water toys

Luxury yacht 60 Years - aft view

Luxury yacht 60 Years - aft view

Luxury motorsailer yacht 60 Years - Lazarette

Luxury motorsailer yacht 60 Years - Lazarette

Royal Craft Yacht 60 Years at night

Royal Craft Yachting - Super Yacht 60 Years at night

60 Years Yacht - fore deck

60 Years Yacht - fore deck

Luxury yacht 60 Years - fore deck at night

Luxury yacht 60 Years - fore deck at night

Royal Craft superyacht 60 Years - Aft Deck

Royal Craft Yachting superyacht 60 Years - Aft Deck

60 Years Yacht - Flybridge - Tenders

60 Years Yacht - Flybridge - Tenders

60 Years Yacht - Flybridge - Dashboard

60 Years Yacht - Flybridge - Dashboard

46 m superyacht 60 Years - Galley

46 m superyacht 60 Years - Galley

Superyacht 60 Years - Dining

Superyacht 60 Years - Dining

Motorsailer yacht 60 Years - Salon

Motorsailer yacht 60 Years - Salon

60 Years Yacht - Salon - Observation

60 Years Yacht - Salon - Observation

46 m Royal Craft luxury yacht 60 Years - Master Cabin

46 m Royal Craft Yachting luxury yacht '60 Years' - Master Cabin

60 Years superyacht - Master Bathroom

60 Years superyacht - Master Bathroom

60 Years Yacht - VIP Cabin

60 Years Yacht - VIP Cabin

46 m Yacht 60 Years - Guest Cabin

46 m Yacht 60 Years - Guest Cabin

60 Years Yacht - Crew Mess

60 Years Yacht - Crew Mess

46 m Royal Craft superyacht 60 Years - Engine Room

46 m Royal Craft Yachting superyacht 60 Years - Engine Room

Technical Specifications of the 46 m Royal Craft Yachting  superyacht 60 Years

General details:

Type: Motorsailer
Flag: Malta
Delivery date: June 2012
Builder: Royal Craft Co.
Naval Architecture & Exterior Styling: Alparslan Tekogul
Interior Design: Dara Kirmizitoprak
Project Management: Melih Uzel
Construction: Grade A Shipbuilding Steel
Classification: RINA CHull + Mach Y, Unrestricted Navigation
MMA Unrestricted Navigation Commercial Code
Interior Outfitters: Atelye Deniz

General Dimensions:

Length overall: 45.72 m
Beam: 8.30 m
Design draught: 4.33 m
Displacement: 315 tonnes
Gross tonnage: 273 GRT
Guest cabins: 1 x full beam master double suites, 1 x VIP double suites, 2 x twin guest cabins. Total capacity 8, all en-suite.
Crew cabins: 3 x twin cabins, all en-suite.

Propulsion & Stabilizing:

Main Engines: Twin Volvo D16 651 HP each
Max Speed: 13.5 knots
Cruising Speed: 11.0 knots
Range: 1,500 Nm
Propellers: Teinbridge Alu-bronze
Bow Thruster: Side Power SH1000/ 513
Stabilizer: Trac 440 Zero Speed Stabilizer

Below is an amazing video of the 46 m superyacht 60 Years by Royal Craft.

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2013 to host impressive number of yachts

January 29, 2013

A total number of twenty-one sailing superyachts as well as six motor yachts have already signed up for this year’s Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous. The event will be held in a fabulous Caribbean yacht charter destination – Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, from 20th to 23rd March.

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2012 - Photo by Jeff BrownSYM

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2012 - Photo by Jeff Brown/SYM

The event, organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) and Boat International Media (BIM), is sponsored by the Italian luxury brand for the second consecutive year and will host racing and social events over four days. In a new development for 2013 and following consultation with superyacht owners, participating boats will also be able to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Trophy, a race which departs Virgin Gorda on 25th March headed for nearby St. Barths and the St. Barths Bucket regatta.

Loro Piana has a long standing family passion for sailing and the core values of this unique sport are reflected in the company philosophy: the search for technical perfection in harmony with nature. Over the years, Loro Piana has created a unique range dedicated to the world of the sea and sailing, such as the Defender line, sported by the New Zealand team in its America’s Cup victory. Loro Piana has a longstanding relationship with the organizers and the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta (4-8 June, 2013) has been held annually at the YCCS in Porto Cervo, Sardinia since 2009.

YCCS Clubhouse and Marina in Virgin Gorda's North Sound - Photo by Jeff BrownSYM

YCCS Clubhouse and Marina in Virgin Gorda's North Sound - Photo by Jeff Brown/SYM

Racing at the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous is set to be competitive in both the Performance and Cruising classes with a mixture of veteran competitors, newcomers and previous regatta winners participating. The Wally 101 sailing yacht Indio, overall winner of the 2012 edition of the event, will be taking part, as will the 42-metre superyacht Hanuman, winner of the 2011 Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous.

The Royal Huisman built yacht Hanuman, a modern recreation of the Super J Class Endeavour II, will be competing alongside the 1934 J Class charter yacht Endeavour in scenes reminiscent of the 1930s golden era of America’s Cup racing. At the cutting edge of nautical engineering meanwhile, the fleet will comprise three yachts from the Perini Navi shipyard known for pioneering innovative technology that allows immense yachts to be sailed by a compact crew: the 56-metre charter yacht Panthalassa, the 53-metre charter yacht Parsifal III and the 38-metre charter yacht P2 have all registered.

Luxury yacht HANUMAN racing in Newport - Photo Credit George Bekris

Luxury yacht HANUMAN racing in Newport - Photo Credit: George Bekris

Other competitors to watch will be the 2012 launches, sailing yacht Sarafin and Freya yacht – the former being the first Oyster 100 vessel launched by the UK yard and the latter being a Swan 90S and the 2000th Nautor’s Swan yacht to take to the seas – as well as luxury yacht Cape Arrow, one of the latest Southern Wind 100 built by the South African boatyard specializing in performance blue water maxi yachts and chartered for the occasion by Pier Luigi Loro Piana.

“The combination of spectacular yachts, a stunning setting, top-class racing and great social events makes this an unmissable event in the Caribbean superyacht calendar”, commented YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo. “We are proud to support title sponsor Loro Piana in a regatta that goes from strength to strength and is set to become a jewel in the crown of YCCS Virgin Gorda.”

Panthalassa -  Cruising

Panthalassa - Cruising

The range of social events, which have come to distinguish Loro Piana regattas almost as much as the racing, will be centred around the YCCS Clubhouse in Virgin Gorda’s North Sound and will include a Welcome Caribbean Party, Owners’ Dinner and a Prize giving and Farewell gathering. The YCCS Clubhouse officially opened in 2012 and offers members, guests and regatta participants an elegant bar, restaurant and pool terrace with spectacular views over the adjacent YCCS Marina and the island’s North Sound. A welcome lunch for owners and their guests will also be held at the nearby Oil Nut Bay resort on 20th March.

Participating motor yachts will cruise in company to Peter Island for a lunch hosted by the BVI Tourist Board and will follow racing on day two. The Tender Treasure Hunt around the North Sound on the final day will give owners and guests of the motor yachts a chance to explore the sheltered, pristine waters of the bay.

Beautiful 50 m Fitzroy Yacht OHANA Finalist in World Superyacht Awards 2013

January 29, 2013

The breathtaking 2012 sailing yacht Ohana (G50) has been announced as a finalist in the ‘Sailing Yacht 40m+ ‘ category at the World Superyacht Awards 2013. Built by the respected NZ shipyard Fitzroy Yachts, the beautiful Ohana yacht is designed by renowned Dubois Naval Architects.

Dubois designed 50 m Fitzroy Yacht Ohana (G50) at launch

Dubois designed 50 m Fitzroy Yacht Ohana (G50) at launch

The eighth annual World Superyacht Awards will take place on 4 May, 2013 in the magical city of Istanbul, Turkey at the luxurious Çırağan Palace Kempinski.

Combining a glittering awards ceremony with a gala dinner and dance, the Awards – dubbed the “Oscars” of the superyacht world – will be attended by an elite guest list of superyacht owners from around the globe and the most influential players in the superyacht industry.

Dubois designed Superyachts nominated for World Superyacht Awards 2013

January 29, 2013

The prestigious UK design studio, Dubois Naval Architects, is proud to announce that three of its luxury vessels have been shortlisted to participate in this year’s World Superyacht Awards. These include the 47 m motor yacht Loretta Anne, the 50 m sailing yacht Ohana (G50), as well as the second Oyster 100 yacht Penelope.

47 m Alloy superyacht Loretta Anne designed by Dubois

47 m Alloy superyacht Loretta Anne designed by Dubois

LORETTA ANNE
Launched by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand on March 12th 2012, Loretta Anne superyacht represents 47 metres of streamlined elegance, with a side-loading tender garage, a full-length hard-top with sliding side windows, as well as four-fin, zero-speed stabilisation. She provides luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests in a spacious owner’s suite and three lovely guest cabins.

50 m Fitzroy Yacht Ohana at launch

Dubois designed 50 m Fitzroy Yacht Ohana (G50) at launch

OHANA
Luxury yacht Ohana (G50) is a spectacular 50-metre high-performance sloop, constructed by Fitzroy Yachts. Boasting modern lines and timeless design, Ohana features an equally beautiful interior, offering comfortable accommodation for 10 guests in five magnificent cabins.

Second Oyster 100 superyacht Penelope designed by Dubois Naval Architects

Second Oyster 100 superyacht Penelope designed by Dubois Naval Architects

PENELOPE
Built by RMK Marine in Turkey, Penelope yacht is the second Oyster 100 vessel, following a huge success of its sistership, luxury yacht Sarafin. Accommodation aboard Penelope is provided to 8 guests in total. She boasts four beautifully appointed cabins.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Dubois.

CROATIA Yacht Charter: 10 Exceptional Charter Yachts available in 2013

January 28, 2013

Increasingly popular as a summer vacation destination for luxury yacht charterers, Croatia yacht charter offers visitors over a thousand islands with distinct vegetation, charming old ports, seaside villages and a remarkably clean water full of life. The Mediterranean country is one of the ecologically best preserved parts of Europe. Croatia’s northern part of the coastline can be described as somewhat tranquil, whereas the southern coast, also known as the Dalmatian Coast, is livelier, busier, with plenty of beautiful luxury superyachts on display.  There is a vast selection of outstanding charter yachts available in Croatia, ranging from smaller and sportier motor yachts,  catamarans, lovely sailing yachts, through to imposing luxury mega yachts.

Hvar in Croatia

A huge selection of destinations and spectacular sites to discover during Croatia yacht charter make it a wonderful choice for a summer vacation and many places are well worth a short daily trip inland. Risnjak, Paklenica, the Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit in the mountainous area are just some of the natural wonders of this country. In the coastal area the Kornati Archipelago, the island of Mljet, the Brijuni Archipelago and the Krka waterfalls showcase Croatia as a true jewel of the Mediterranean.

For party-goes Dubrovnik and Hvar are the best places to be, with numerous night-clubs, fine dining restaurants and of course the beautiful people. For those wanting to escape the bustling cities after an excellent night out, there are plenty of hideaways around the many surrounding islands and islets.

Island of Brac - Bol - Croatia

Island of Brac - Bol - Croatia

To add even more interest, cruise the azure blue waters of the Adriatic and discover the island which is one of the last habitats of the griffon vulture in Europe. If you are a devoted nature lover you can swim in the sea with an adopted dolphin or, if you are particularly lucky, encounter the mysterious and rare Mediterranean monk seal. Croatia is also a home to numerous monuments and sites found on the UNESCO World Heritage List, such as the Diocletian Palace and Medieval Split, Old Town of Dubrovnik, the Early-Christian Euphrasius Basilica Complex in Porec, the historical Core of Trogir, the National Park of Plitvice, Starigrad Plain or St Jacob’s Catherdral in Sibenik.

Brijuni Archipelago

Brijuni Archipelago

Delicious Croatian coastal cuisine is a mixture of Greek, Roman, Illyrian and Mediterranean influences, featuring fresh seafood specialities, prepared in a number of different ways accompanied by a selection of vegetables, olive oil, prosciutto or fresh bread. The meals are then coupled with local wines, such as Babic, Malvasia, Prosecco and Vrbnik Zlahtina as well as a selection of liqueurs like the popular Maraschino.

Church at Mount St. Jure, Biokovo National Park, Croatia – Photo credit Eduard Csekes MD

Church at Mount St. Jure, Biokovo National Park, Croatia – Photo credit Eduard Csekes MD

Croatia is a great place to visit aboard a luxury superyacht and many of our customer return here to further discover this spectacular and unique country. If you are interested in chartering a sailing yacht or a motor yacht, please contact our charter brokers here.

Below is a selection of charter yachts available for Croatia yacht charter during the 2013 Summer Season:

67.2 m Sailing Yacht VERTIGO

This spectacular 220-foot vessel was constructed by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand and launched in 2010. Luxury charter yacht VERTIGO was designed by the respected Philippe Briand and features beautiful interior by Christian Liaigre. She was designed to be large, with an almost vertical bow, but sensitive to sail. Her unique bow allows for greater waterline length, thus making for a good improvement in speed both under sail and engine power.

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Interior of the Vertigo sailing yacht is extremely comfortable; light floods in all around, especially in the main deck saloon. The sides of the superstructure are transparent, bringing the outside into the saloon. The perfect integration of deck saloon and cockpit create a seamless living area 30 m long. The lower deck layout boasts four guest rooms and a huge owner’s state room aft.  The passage from this cabin leads directly to the lazarette and swim platform. Forward there is enough accommodation for 11 crew. Find out more about Vertigo yacht here …

Alloy Yachts Sailing Yacht VERTIGO

Alloy Yachts Sailing Yacht VERTIGO

49.95 Motor Yacht JO

Boasting exterior styling by Stefano Natucci and construction by the well known Italian builder Benetti, luxury superyacht JO is a superb Mediterranean charter yacht, offering accommodation to 10-12 guests in 5-6 comfortable cabins. These include the spacious full-width master cabin, two double cabins, two twin cabins with Pullman bunk beds as well as a multi-purpose upper deck cabin with convertible twin sofa beds, suitable for children or a nanny.

Luxury Motor Yacht JO

Luxury Motor Yacht JO

She is a sleek and powerful boat with classic interior, large and spacious decks and a great choice of on-board and water activities. More about charter yacht JO …

Luxury superyacht JO

Luxury superyacht JO

49.90 m Motor Yacht MARIU

Luxury motor yacht MARIU is an outstanding Codecasa built vessel, boasting a clean and minimalist look. Boasting beautiful simple lines and styling she is also exceptionally comfortable and luxuriously elegant with interior design and styling by Giorgio Armani.

Motor Yacht MARIU

Motor Yacht MARIU

With the ability to accommodate up to 12 charter guests, Mariu is one of the very best charter yachts available on the market in her class. Here you can find out more about MARIU YACHT …

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

Interior of the lovely motor yacht MARIU

42m Motor Yacht CALLIOPE

Constructed by Holland Jachtbouw, charter yacht Calliope is a beautiful semi-displacement vessel designed by Langam Design Associated with Rhoades Young for interior. Immediately noticeable is her immaculate style and great comfort with modern-classic interior design.

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope - Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

Holland Jachtbouw Motor Yacht Calliope - Photo credit to Nicolas Claris

The offset spiral staircase dynamically connecting her three decks and the views up through the sweeping underside of the steps, create a striking centrepiece of the yacht. Accommodation is provided to 10 guests in 5 comfortable and spacious cabins, and she is serviced by a crew of 19 professionals. More about Calliope Yacht …

Guest Cabin on the motor yacht Calliope

Guest Cabin on the motor yacht Calliope

43m Motor Yacht BLUE VISION

Blue Vision superyacht was built by Benetti and reflects their extensive experience in boat construction, providing a rich list of features and benefits seldom found on a luxury vessel of this size. Five cabins provide spacious and elegant accommodation, including the main master suite located on the main deck, boasting a VIP entrance with treadmill and TV, as well as his&her bathroom, tub and shower, plus a dressing room. The additional four cabins on the lower deck include 2 doubles with Pullman bunks and two twins.

Blue Vision Profile

Blue Vision Profile

Well suited for family yacht charters, she has an excellent selection of water toys to keep everyone entertained: one Novurania and one Zodiac tender with one banana for five, a donut for 2 and one for one person, fishing gear for three, mono ski, water skis, one wave board, snorkelling gear for ten adults and three kids, two wave-runners and two windsurfers. More about charter yacht Blue Vision …

Blue Vision - Dining

Blue Vision - Dining

41 m Motor Yacht SEVEN SINS

Another outstanding vessel available for charter in Croatia is the 41m luxury yacht Seven Sins. She was built in 2005 by Heesen Yacht, refitted in 2008 and 2012 by Icon Yachts. Ten charter guests will find plenty of room aboard and even more importantly will be catered for by a fantastic and professional crew. There are spacious deck areas, a spa pool spa, an aft water toys garage and a sauna to keep everyone entertained and relaxed.

Luxury charter yacht Seven Sins

Luxury charter yacht Seven Sins

Her aft deck is well endowed with settees and tables and her impressive main saloon areas provides a bar and a relaxing area with a 50” Plasma TV screen. Her elegant dining room can seat up to 10 around a lovely oval table. The yacht’s ten large side windows create gorgeous vistas throughout. Seven Sin’s upper deck saloon conveys an Asian ambience and can also be used as a theatre area with its 60″plasma screen. Her upper deck has a dinning or lunch table for 12 and her sun deck a table for 10, a Spa Pool, and sun mattresses. More about SEVEN SINS yacht here …

Luxury yacht Seven Sins

Luxury yacht Seven Sins

37.30m Luxury Gulet NAVILUX

For those wanting to experience Croatia in a more traditional style, yet in complete luxury and comfort, chartering the beautiful NAVILUX gulet could be just the right answer. She is well equipped to sail the Adriatic Sea and offers six spacious and splendid cabins to 12 charter guests, as well as two additional cabins for extra staff or crew. Superyacht “Navilux” is the first high-standard luxury Gulet on the Croatian market.

Sailing yacht NAVILUX -  Main

Sailing yacht NAVILUX - Main

With its 37 meters in length, she is a spacious yacht with a large volume. The lavish and modern interior has been finished by the best designers to achieve a luxurious yet comfortable charter yacht. Her exterior is also very impressive, boasting a huge sunbathing area on the top and front deck, with sun pads, couches and two tables for relaxed, al-fresco dining. Her foredeck has a circular Spa Pool and the aft-deck features another al-fresco dining table, sheltered from the sun. Find out more about Luxury Gulet NAVILUX …

Sailing yacht NAVILUX -  Sundeck Sunpads

Sailing yacht NAVILUX - Sundeck Sunpads

35m Motor yacht M&M

Boasting a sleek profile with a white hull and superstructure, the Mengi-Yay constructed charter yacht M&M is a lovely luxury vessel designed by Kerim Demir with interior by BTA Design. Her accommodation comprises five spacious cabins, including two large Masters on the main deck, with a king-sized bed and a sofa,  two VIPs and an additional guest cabin. Friendly crew of 6 is there to attend to the owner and her charter guests.

M&M Motor Yacht at Anchor

M&M Motor Yacht at Anchor

Great for family charter or simply to enjoy with friends, M&M yacht boasts a versatile sundeck with a large Spa Pool for six, four sun-pads, a dining table and a service bar. Additional space to enjoy those lovely summer al-fresco meals, can be found on the main aft deck, together with another sunbathing area, and the fore-deck. More about M&M yacht here …

M&M - Flybridge and Spa Pool

M&M - Flybridge and Spa Pool

30m Motor Yacht ANNABEL II

Horizon 97 RPH charter yacht Annabel II is a modern boat, featuring contemporary European styling and performance, combined with lovely woodwork and craftsmanship throughout. Thanks to her intelligent design she offers plenty of space for a yacht of this size, both exterior and interior wise.

At anchor2

At anchor2

Accommodation is provided in four large cabins with en-suites, in addition she has a huge country kitchen and galley to prepare the fresh and tasty Mediterranean dishes, to be served in her formal dining area or alfresco. Adding to the overall charter experience and entertainment on board are the Bose sound entertainment system, 9 TVs, CDs, a great Spa Pool pool, a 4.5 metre tender with 50ho outboard. Additional information about luxury superyacht ANNABEL II …

ANNABEL II Sundeck2

ANNABEL II Sundeck2

30.25 Luxury GULET SEA COMET

One other beautiful Croatian vessel is the 30,25 metre luxury GULET SEA COMET, also built by Mengi-Yay with naval architecture by Ginton Naval Architects and lovely interior by Studio Ornelia Brosh. This motor sailor has elegant interior with an open plan saloon and large windows, allowing for the light to flow through to the interior.

SEA COMET -  Main

SEA COMET - Main

She is able to accommodate 10 charter guests in 5 cabins, including a master cabin, a VIP cabin, a twin guest cabin with two single beds and a guest cabin with one junior-size bed and one single bed. All of them are en-suite bathroom inclusive, with intercom, SAT phone as well as Philips entertainment system. The yacht also features a very large sunbathing area on the aft deck that can be covered by bimini if shade is required. There is a large dining table for 10 on the aft deck – a perfect setting for a delicious summer meal al-fresco. Find out more about Luxury Gulet SEA COMET here…

SEA COMET -  Aft Deck Dining

SEA COMET - Aft Deck Dining

If you are planning on visiting Croatia or any other Mediterranean charter destination this year, and you are interested to find out more about renting a yacht in these areas, do not hesitate to contact our professional brokers for friendly, free and most of all unbiased service. CharterWorld specialises in worldwide luxury yacht charters and with a huge selection of motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans and gullets on our list, we are here to  find the best vessel to suit your needs and desires.

Antigua Sailing Week 2013 Venue for Big Yachts of the Caribbean

January 28, 2013

Antigua Sailing Week has always been hosting the big yachts of the Caribbean and the 46th edition will be no exception. An international fleet will be participating in Racing Class One from Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Russia as well as the United States. Antigua Sailing Week will bring down the curtain on the Caribbean racing season and a celebrity cast is expected to take centre stage.

Peter Harrisons magnificent 115-foot charter yacht SOJANA - Photo by Kevin Johnson

Peter Harrison's spectacular 115-foot charter yacht SOJANA - Photo by Kevin Johnson

Peter Harrison’s magnificent 115-foot charter yacht Sojana was the star of the show in 2011, winning the Lord Nelson Trophy and the event overall. In 2012 Sojana came desperately close to a second year of success, only to be beaten on countback by Geoff Hill’s Australian Santa Cruz 72 yacht Antipodes.

“Sojana has crossed the Atlantic twice since last year’s regatta, and with a win in the Supermaxi class of the IMA Transat, will definitely be very competitive again this year,” said Sojana’s Captain, Marc Fitzgerald, who also confirmed that Sojana is delighted to have King Harald of Norway on board for Antigua Sailing Week.

Marc goes on to say, “King Harald has a huge amount of racing experience which will complement the regular crew, and has owned more Farr designs than Peter Harrison himself. We are one of the largest yachts racing and, as such, we will hope for the big conditions that Antigua Sailing Week is well known for. Sojana is in great shape having had a little refit after many miles of ocean sailing over the past 12 months and we will definitely be looking to win our class, having come so close last year.”

Superyacht Sojana will once again face stiff opposition this year. The 92-foot luxury charter yacht Bristolian, skippered by Patrick Wynn, will be a force to contend with especially upwind in big breeze. Also racing in the big boat class is Jose Arozamena’s Farr 73 Maximizer, a previous winner of Class One at Antigua Sailing Week. Maximizer will be racing under the New York Yacht Club burgee with a crack crew led by Spanish round the world sailor Pachi Rivero and Danish grandmaster Ib Andersen, President of North Sails Europe.

Bristolian -  Profile

Bristolian - Profile

The big boat class also boasts many glamorous blue water cruisers including: Oyster 82 yacht Starry Night of the Caribbean; Gareth Moody’s Oyster 72 Bill and Me; and Tony McBride’s Reichel Pugh 78 Idea of London. Greg Snowball’s Dream Catcher III has a fine racing pedigree and Christian Potthoff-Sewing’s Judel & Vrolijk 53 yacht Auliana II is making her Antigua Sailing Week debut.

“Including over 30 bareboats not yet showing on the entry list, we now have over 70 yachts committed to Antigua Sailing Week 2013, which is well above the numbers we had at this time last year,” confirmed Kathy Lammers, Chairman of the Regatta Organising Committee. “With such a large number of big boats committed, we also expect a great turnout for the Yachting World Round Antigua Race, which will take place on the Saturday before Antigua Sailing Week officially begins.

Alison Sly-Adams, Head of Shoreside Organisation, confirms plans are well underway for fantastic shoreside activities after racing. “The new Management Team has now been in place for close to three years and it has continued to listen to competitors. The format of a daily prize giving and all aspects of the regatta being based in and around English Harbour have proven very popular. There is every indication that the 46th edition of Antigua Sailing Week is going to be a real cracker.”

The Notice of Race can be found online and if one would like to participate in the regatta, his entry can also be submitted online.

CNB sailing yacht Evoe 100 concept with interior design by Rhoades Young

January 24, 2013

The latest sailing yacht Evoë 100 concept is an integral part of an elegant new family of Superyachts from CNB. The breathtaking Evoë 100 superyacht concept is designed by well known naval architects Berret-Racoupeau, while her interior design is by Rhoades Young Design.

CNB superyacht Evoe 100 concept with interior design by Rhoades Young

CNB superyacht Evoe 100 concept with interior design by Rhoades Young

The interior of luxury yacht Evoë 100 concept combines minimalist styling with exacting symmetry to create a pure aesthetic, beyond which lies sophisticated detailing.

Luxury sailing yacht Evoe 100 design - Interior

Luxury sailing yacht Evoe 100 design - Interior

Panoramic views are provided via full height glass that envelops the deck saloon and creates a connection between the Evoë 100 yacht and her environment.

CNB Yacht Evoe 100 Concept - Interior Design by Rhoades Young

CNB Yacht Evoe 100 Concept - Interior Design by Rhoades Young

Ecological high contrast materials emphasise the difference between structure and furniture, highlighting where the geometric furniture is peeled away to reveal the organic form of the CNB Evoë 100 superyacht concept.

Hoek and Rhoades Young designed 48 m Royal Huisman classic sailing yacht RHS 393 in build

January 24, 2013

The renowned UK-based design studio, Rhoades Young Design, is delighted to be working with Hoek Design on the new 48 m sailing yacht RHS 393. Scheduled for launch in early 2014, the magnificent Hull 393 superyacht is a classic sloop that is currently in build at Royal Huisman, with project management from MCM.

48 m Royal Huisman sailing yacht RHS 393 designed by Hoek and Rhoades Young

48 m Royal Huisman sailing yacht RHS 393 designed by Hoek and Rhoades Young

The interior features stained oak with dark walnut floors, using architecture consisting of rationalised classic detailing. Luxury yacht RHS 393 will have a fresh and colourful palette, with the layout and feel of a true classic combined with a calmer and more informal level to the detail.

The owner of Hull 393 yacht has been very involved with her creation and together with Rhoades Young Design they have gone into great depths to explore a wide range of different approaches to all elements of the project. Working with the team, this has not only been possible but a highly enjoyable and rewarding process and Rhoades Young Design looks forward to the realization of a raft of new ideas.

Project involvement expanded to the aesthetic design of a new spar and boom design for Rondal, a first for Rhoades Young Design.

Jongert 3200P Yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

January 24, 2013

Sailing yacht P1113 is the first model in a new high performance Jongert 3200P line, which construction will start soon. The 32 m Jongert 3200P yacht has been styled both inside and out by Rhoades Young Design and boasts a number of amazing features that set her apart from her contemporaries.

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 styled by Rhoades Young Design

Unique features include an Owner’s Cabin with direct access to a private terrace and seating area. The predominantly glass aft bulkhead provides unparalleled views of the sea – even from the bed – and bathes the cabin with natural light. Tall vertical portlights provide light and wonderful visibility throughout the guest area below deck, whilst the full height glass in the upper saloon deck house has been designed to give uninterrupted views to the horizon from the spacious seating arrangement.

Jongert 3200P superyacht P1113 - Interior

Jongert 3200P superyacht P1113 - Interior

The main cockpit of the Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113 is centred around the twin helm stations, providing a spacious yet integrated control area that is perfect for guests to feel close to the action, whilst the numerous seating arrangements provide a variety of experiences throughout the cockpit.

There is great flexibility in this production platform, with designs for 4, 3 or 2 cabins and layout options both fore and aft to accommodate each Owner’s specific requirements. The Doug Peterson hull design adds speed and stability to her sleek style and pedigree.

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113

Jongert 3200P luxury yacht P1113

2013 sees work continue apace on the large variety of projects currently under development in the office of Rhoades Young Design, including: the Dale 35 Classic picnic boat; the Berret-Racoupeau designed Bougainville reaching completion at Claasen Jachtbouw; the 45m Dixon Yacht Design performance sloop YIII and the Super J-Class yacht J-8 both currently under construction at Holland Jachtbouw; and the 48m Hoek Design classic sloop in-build at the Royal Huisman shipyard.  The diversity and individuality of each project continues to provide the studio with unique challenges, creating fantastic opportunities for creative and innovative design.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts with design by Rhoades Young Design.