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Summer Superyacht Charter Specials 2015

March 26, 2015

The Summer is just around the corner and it is the right time to start thinking about your upcoming yacht charter holidays…

We have put together a small selection of summer superyacht charter specials for 2015, offering great yacht rental deals from around the world. The availability and itineraries of these yachts are being constantly updated, so do not hesitate to contact us for the latest available yachts in the location of your choice.

The below list is just a small sample of the huge amount of superyachts, motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans as well as mega yachts available for yacht rental worldwide. From the popular Mediterranean and Caribbean yacht charter locations, right through to South East Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica, America or Northern Europe – there is something to suite everyone’s needs.

Palawan Beach - Image credit Philippines Tourism Board

Palawan Beach – Image credit Philippines Tourism Board

35m Motor Yacht KOISouthern France and Italy Yacht Holidays

Luxury motor yacht KOI (ex Surpise), built to offer a great combination of serious yacht charter expedition adventure with comfort and luxury aboard, is offering free delivery this summer in the Mediterranean. KOI superyacht is available for Italy and France yacht holidays, cruising such beautiful destinations as Italy’s Naples and Sicily or the more glamorous French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia.

KOI -  Main

KOI - Main

Accommodation aboard KOI yacht is offered to nine charter guests in total, sleeping in four luxurious cabins, including three doubles and one twin cabin. The yacht has recently received a complete exterior pain job. In addition, in 2014 Koi has undergone a complete interior refit and was given new soft furnishings, tables, chairs, sofas and carpets.  A crew of seven experienced and professional members is there to ensure an unforgettable holiday for you, your family and friends. Read more about KOI YACHT …

Motor Yacht KOI - Sundeck dining

Motor Yacht KOI – Sundeck dining

25m Superyacht SPLENDIDOGreece and Turkey Yacht Charter

For romantic getaways we have the ‘Honeymoon Special’ offered by the Ferretti motor yacht SPLENDIDO. ‘Le Couple’ rate is available for two charter guests for a price of €19,500 per week including full board and local bar. The offer is available excluding the months of July and August, for Turkey and Greece yacht charters.

Motor yacht SPLENDIDO -  Main

Motor yacht SPLENDIDO - Main

SPLENDIDO yacht boasts an elegant interior with classic features and high gloss light wood throughout. Her main saloon is very comfortable, offering a separate dining area. There are two deck spaces with sun pads forward and an al fresco dining possibility on the aft deck. The spacious fly bridge also offers ample seating and a barbecue. She has a good selection of water toys and various equipment for plenty of fun during your charter vacation. More about SLENDIDO YACHT …

Motor yacht SPLENDIDO -  Salon

Motor yacht SPLENDIDO - Salon

53m Motor Yacht KERI LEE III -  Italian Coast, Naples and Sicily Yacht Holidays

Built by Trinity Yachts, the award-winning motor yacht KERI LEE III is offering two charter specials this upcoming season: A one way yacht charter special from Naples to Monaco from May 23rd to May 30th, 2015 for €150,000 (instead of €275,000) per week plus expenses, as well as a one way charter special from Genoa to Sicily from May 1st to May 8th, 2015 at €125,000 per week plus expenses.

Motor Yacht KERI LEE III

Motor Yacht KERI LEE III

With interior design by Claudette Bonville & Associates, KERI LEE III features traditional interior boasting rich mahogany and olive ash burl woodwork. One of her main features is the spacious aft deck, which can be completely enclosed with windscreens and offers an al fresco dining possibility for 12 charter guests. The spacious sun deck has plenty of seating and the popular spa pool with an awning. More about KERI LEE III YACHT …

Motor Yacht KERI LEE III

Motor Yacht KERI LEE III

36m Super Yacht WILD THYMEMontenegro Yacht Charter

The Benetti motor yacht WILD THYME is available for Montenegro this upcoming season and offers a special rate for Montenegro-Montenegro itinerary between 18th and 24th August, 2015. This is a six-day charter for a special rate of €90,000.00 plus expenses, instead of €105,000 per week plus expenses.

Wild Thyme  Yacht - Under Way

Wild Thyme Yacht – Under Way

WILD THYME superyacht has an elegant and inviting interior styling, boasting high gloss cheery wood panels and neutral soft furnishings. There is a spacious and comfortable main saloon, providing plenty of seating, well designed for entertainment, socialising and relaxing. All of her three exterior decks boast plenty of space for outdoor entertainment or sunbathing. The extended swim platform has an easy access to the water where guests can enjoy the abundance of sea toys on offer. More about WILD THYME YACHT …

Wild Thyme Yacht - Dining

Wild Thyme Yacht – Dining

59m Luxury Yacht IDOLCannes Film Festival Yacht Charter Special

If you are planning on chartering a yacht for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival than IDOL superyacht could be just the right choice for you. She is being offered for a low season rate of €260,000.00 per week plus expenses, instead of €280,000.00, for the Cannes yacht charter during the world-renowned film festival held in this glamorous French Riviera yacht holiday destination each year.

Yacht IDOL -  Main

Yacht IDOL - Main

IDOL has a vast modern interior, with clean lines as well as luxurious accommodation. Twelve charter guests are accommodated in six spacious double staterooms and one convertible. There is a stunning master cabin spreading the full width of the yacht, situated on the main deck, which is also inter-connected with a guest cabin; two VIP staterooms are located on the upper deck and three spacious double cabins can be found on the lower deck. IDOL’s gymnasium also features two Pullman berths. She had a fantastic selection of water toys, making her ideal for yacht rental vacations. More about IDOL YACHT …

Yacht IDOL -  Jacuzzi

Yacht IDOL - Jacuzzi

23,45m Motor Yacht SEA STREAMSeychelles Yacht Charter

The fastest luxury motor yacht available for Seychelles, motor yacht SEA STREAM is a fantastic choice when it comes to cruising this paradise on Earth. She is currently offering a 15% discount for yacht charter bookings made by 30th  June and taken by November 30th, 2015. She is available for €24,650.00 per week plus expenses and GST for minimum of seven days. Her usual rate is 29,000.00 per week.

SEA STREAM

SEA STREAM

Ferretti 76 luxury yacht SEA STREAM was created by the Italian shipyard Ferretti to offer unparalleled comfort as well as speed. She has a light interior with spacious cabins and living areas. One of the unique features of SEA STREAM yacht is the possibility of combining pleasant cruising with big game fishing. She is retro fitted with the latest game fishing rigging and equipment, brining together luxury cruising with practical adventure. More information about SEA STREAM YACHT …

Sea Steam Anchor View

Sea Steam Anchor View

53m Luxury Phinisi ZEN –  Sorong to Ambon / Indonesia Yacht Charter

Luxury yacht ZEN is a beautiful 2013-launched phinisi schooner, offering a one-of-a-kind Indonesia yacht charter sailing experience. From April 7th  to 17th, 2015  she is available for a 10-night yacht charter at a special rate of €85,000.00; or from April 7th to 20th for €110,000.00 plus expenses for a 13-night yacht charter from Sorong to Ambon.

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Main

Sail Yacht ZEN - Main

ZEN superyacht boasts beautiful traditional lines and is fitted with the best interior fittings, retaining her traditional Asian sailing vessel style. Although her exterior represents a classic wooden phinisi, her interior provides utmost in luxury and comfort. There is accommodation for 16 charter guests in 7 spacious staterooms, featuring queen beds. The entire yacht is decorated with sculptures, ornaments and low relief carvings representing the cultures of Asia, Polynesia and Maori Islands. Bright furniture offers a pleasant contrast to dark woods, creating a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Superyacht ZEN is an exceptional vessel available for South East Asia yacht charters, including Komodo Archipelago, Raja Ampat, Papua and possibly Thailand, Myanmar and Andaman Islands, too. More about ZEN YACHT …

Sail Yacht ZEN -  Sundeck

Sail Yacht ZEN - Sundeck

37m Super Yacht TALOSAlaska Yacht Charter

Refitted in 2014, luxury motor yacht TALOS (ex SHOGUN) is a great Alaska charter yacht.  She is currently offering an 8-day special for the price of 7 at US$95,000.00 for Alaska this summer 2015;  if booked by May 1st. She can accommodated up to eight charter guests in four elegant cabins, all featuring king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom facilities.

TALOS

TALOS

TALOS superyacht’s interior boasts exotic woods combined with rich fabrics and furniture designed with ultimate comfort in mind. There is a great selection of interior and exterior socialising areas that include the main saloon, dining area, sky lounge, the aft deck, the fly bridge and the foredeck. She has a wide range of water toys and various equipment for guests entertainment, including a yacht tender, wave runners, underwater scooters, wakeboard, water skis, scuba diving gear, snorkelling gear, kayaks as well as fishing gear. She is a fantastic vessel to explore such an amazing and unique destination as Alaska. More about TALOS YACHT …

TALOS - Alfresco dining

TALOS - Alfresco dining

44m Superyacht AT LASTBVI Yacht Charter

Motor yacht AT LAST is an excellent Bahamas and Florida Keys charter yacht currently offering a 10-day special for the price of 7 in the British Virgin Islands for the months of March and April, 2015. At the price of US$135,000.00 you can enjoy this luxury yacht for full 10 days and pay for seven only!

Motor yacht AT LAST - Waterslide

Motor yacht AT LAST - Waterslide

Following her 2013/2014 refit, AT LAST superyacht was virtually reborn and now represents an ideal boat for family charter or holidays with friends. Accommodation aboard this vessel is available for 10 charter guests in one full-beam master stateroom and four guest staterooms. One of the best spots aboard AT LAST is her sun deck, fitted with a spa pool, ample lounging possibilities, a BBQ, a bar and a table for eight for an al fresco dining possibility. She has plenty of additional space for entertainment and relaxation. Continue reading about AT LAST YACHT …

Motor yacht AT LAST - Dining

Motor yacht AT LAST - Dining

35m Superyacht WHISPER  - Caribbean Yacht Holiday

Don’t miss the opportunity to book this fabulous 35-metre sailing yacht WHISPER for a special spring rate of US$50,000.00 per week plus expenses for any Caribbean vacation! Built by the renowned Holland Jachtbouw shipyard, WHISPER, in addition to her elegant and sleek exterior lines, has a beautifully designed Andrew Winch-interior. She is an outstanding high-performance vessel that combines functionality with luxury and comfort at the same time.

Sailing yacht WHISPER -  Main

Sailing yacht WHISPER - Main

Constructed to the highest standards, her interior features warm wooden furniture and fittings and lovely space for dining and entertainment, both inside and out. Accommodation is provided to seven charter guests in three spacious cabins with en suite bathrooms. There is also an additional nanny/staff cabin. Her amenities and water toys include a yacht tender, a wake board, water skis, tubes, floaties and snorkelling gear. More about WHISPER YACHT …

Sailing yacht WHISPER -  Sunbeds forward

Sailing yacht WHISPER - Sunbeds forward

33m Sailing Yacht MARAE  -  New England, Caribbean and Bahamas Boat Rental

Currently offering a 10% discount off all Caribbean, New England and Bahamas yacht holidays from mid April through to June 2015, the 33-metre MARAE superyacht represents an elegant yacht with great performance and friendly, experienced crew. She was built by the well-known Alloy Yachts shipyard, boasting raising centre board allowing access to shallower anchorages.

Sailing yacht MARAE -   Main

Sailing yacht MARAE - Main

Superyacht MARAE was designed by Ted Fontaine and accommodates up to six charter guests in three tastefully decorated and luxurious cabins. She has a traditional interior featuring cream and navy blue colours contrasting the fine walnut panelling throughout. The main saloon has a comfortable lounge area and a separate dining space. A bar area and another dining table can be found in the upper saloon.  The dining area can be easily converted into a reclining seating area for guests to enjoy movies on the high-tech entertainment system. The outdoor areas offer plenty of seating and lounging possibilities and unprecedented views. More about MARAE YACHT …

Sailing yacht MARAE -   Main Salon 2

Sailing yacht MARAE - Main Salon 2

41m Luxury Yacht  MALDIVE MOSAIQUE –  Maldives Yacht Charter

Available for the Maldives, luxury superyacht MALDIVE MOSAIQUE is a great choice when it comes to yachting vacations with family, friends, business partners or groups of guests with particular interest in diving around the magnificent Maldives Archipelago. She is offering a special rate of US$30,625.00 per week inclusive, plus GST and Tax, for summer 2015.

MALDIVE MOSIAQUE - Main

MALDIVE MOSIAQUE - Main

MALDIVES MOSAIQUE yacht was designed with numerous different ideas in mind. One of the main objectives was to create an indoor/outdoor living space, in order for the charter guest to enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the Maldives and enjoy their holiday at sea to the fullest. Special features aboard this vessel include the Mosaique Health Club with a gymnasium and a sauna,  the diving centre, private balconies and outdoor baths. Incredible 120 square metres of sunbathing space and large sun deck with a spa pool for 8 people offer an ideal place to unwind. More about MALDIVES MOSAIQUE YACHT …

MALDIVE MOSIAQUE  - Outdoor massage therapy

MALDIVE MOSIAQUE - Outdoor massage therapy

50m Charter Yacht BROADWATER – Caribbean Charter Yacht

Constructed by the world-renowned Dutch shipyard Feadship, the 50-metre motor yacht BROADWATER (ex Inevitable) has everything that is needed for a fantastic luxury Caribbean yacht charter holiday. In addition, she is offering 8 days of yacht charter for a price of 7, which comes to US$185,000.00 per week plus expenses. This classic Feadship vessel offers elegant accommodation to 10 guests in great luxury and comfort.

BROADWATER - Main

BROADWATER - Main

As with all Feadships, she was built in quality and perfection in mind. Her formal saloon boast tasteful furniture with light soft furnishings, decorated with antiques and original oil paintings. The master suite is situated on the main deck and features a king-sized bed, a private office and his and her bathrooms. There are additional four queen-bedded staterooms, three with a shower/tub and a bidet and one with shower only. The yacht has an excellent selection of water toys and various fun equipment. More about BROADWATER YACHT …

BROADWATER - Alfresco dining

BROADWATER - Alfresco dining

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For more information about any of the superyacht charter specials listed above, or yacht charter vacations in general, please send us a message. Our experienced and professional charter brokers will help you to choose the best vessel possible, in your preferred location and at the best price available that best suits your budget. Let us help you to create the most memorable holiday you have ever been on!

Wild Group completes wrap of 70ft Racing Trimaran Phaedo3

March 11, 2015

Wild Group International have already hit the headline hat-trick this year, with the largest yacht ever wrapped, motor yacht Aviva, announcing the exclusive distribution rights for the ground-breaking Färben films, and now they can announce that they have successfully completed the wrap of the striking 70-foot speed demon trimaran Phaedo3.

Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 yacht Phaedo^3 smashed the race record ©RORC Tim Wright Photoaction.com

Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 yacht Phaedo^3 smashed the race record ©RORC/Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Sailing yacht Phaedo 3 set the RORC Caribbean 600 course record by over six hours last week. Wild Group International’s team were commissioned prior to her launch earlier this year to wrap the ‘racing weapon’ in chrome and electric lime green in Brittany.

Greg Hoar, the founder of Wild Group International, states: “Really pleased to be involved with Brian and his team on this fantastic project.  It’s a great demonstration of the different effects that can be used with vinyl films and foils and just how striking a result they can achieve.  Well done to the Phaedo3 team!”

Florida Yacht Charter aboard LSX92 motor yacht ALGORYTHM

January 29, 2015

Experience an unforgettable Florida yacht charter vacation aboard the striking and luxurious LSX92 motor yacht ALGORYTHM, cruising some of the most beautiful destination of Florida. Superyacht ALGORYTHM is available with K23 Yacht Charters in such popular America yacht vacation destinations as the Bahamas, Saint Petersburg, Destin, Useppa Island, Key West or the Cabbage Key.

Luxury yacht ALGORYTHM

Luxury yacht ALGORYTHM

Luxury charter yacht Algorythm belongs to the LSX 92 series by Lazzara and accommodates up to eight charter guests overnight in four spacious staterooms. The professional and friendly crew of four will make sure your stay aboard exceeds all of your expectations.

Lazzara motor yacht ALGORYTHM

Lazzara motor yacht ALGORYTHM

Powered by four super-efficient Volvo IPS engines, her fuel economy is unsurpassed in the industry.  Algorythm superyacht is a custom-built vessel, specifically designed with luxury in mind. Her special features include the extended sundeck that creates a shaded welcome area on the aft deck; while the flybridge has been extended by 300%, creating an atmosphere of living on all levels of the yacht and features a hot tub for 2!

Weddings aboard M/Y ALGORYTHM

Weddings aboard M/Y ALGORYTHM

Weeding aboard ALGORYTHM yacht

Weeding aboard ALGORYTHM yacht

The spacious outdoor deck aboard luxury yacht ALGORYTHM offers a fantastic area for sunbathing. In addition, the helm was removed from the main deck which extended the main salon for more living area. Based on the Manatee River in Bradenton, Florida,  Algorythm is the only 92′ luxury yacht available Gulf Coast yacht vacations.

Interior of luxury charter yacht ALGORYTHM

Interior of luxury charter yacht ALGORYTHM

With a cruising speed of 25 kts the 900 horsepower Volvo engine she glides over the water for a smooth ride. The state of the art design features a hand-laid, “Vacuum bagged ‘unidirectional fibreglass with balsa cored hull and a hand laid, “vacuum bagged” E-glass and graphite balsa cored deck – one mould piece. She also features the best in electronics including a 64-channel ISIS 500 vessel monitoring system. Five LED flatscreen televisions including a 60” with surround sound.

Yacht Algorythm - Master Suite

Yacht Algorythm - Master Suite

Four luxurious staterooms include a master suite with a king sized bed. Three spacious bathrooms with double sinks and all the amenities of home are located throughout the Algorythm yacht. A full kitchen, dining space, relaxing leather furniture offers seating areas with expansive views. There are laundry facilities and completely separate quarters for crew members.

Algorythm yacht at night

Algorythm yacht at night

FLORIDA YACHT CHARTER

A gateway to Florida Keys and the Bahamas, Florida yacht holidays are represented by a vast wonderland of cruising destinations, secluded beaches, lovely sea-side towns, exceptional marina facilities as well as dream-like anchorages. St. Petersburg, Destin, Useppa Island, Key West and the Cabbage Key are some fo the most popular and beautiful places to charter this yacht, offering both quiet cruising by day and exciting night-life by night.

Algorythm, available through K23 Yacht Charter, is a great choice when it comes to family vacations, or holidays with friends, as well as corporate events, weddings and special celebrations.

Hull #2 of motor yacht Mangusta 110 series sold by Overmarine Group

October 22, 2014

The renowned Italian Overmarine Group is proud to announced that it has sold the Hull # 2 of Motor Yacht Mangusta 110 series. Luxury superyacht Mangusta 110 hull number two is due for delivery in spring 2015.

Mangusta 110 superyacht by Overmarine Group

Mangusta 110 superyacht by Overmarine Group

Francesco Frediani, Group Commercial Director, is extremely satisfied with this result, observing that, “This is the second 110 to be sold in 2014 after the first was sold and delivered during the first few months of the year. We’re pleased to see both that the market is active and that this model is in line with current demand.”

The new Mangusta 110 is the yacht that most clearly defines the latest Mangusta design & technical evolution. Mangusta 110 superyacht is a masterpiece of distinctively timeless elegant design, exuding poise and dynamism while delivering the highest levels of on-board comfort, safety and practicality.

While it still maintains the traditional racy profile of Mangusta models, this new yacht shows new aesthetic structural features: external areas both fore and aft which are difficult to find on today’s market, and a more than generously sized flybridge that can also house a second helm station.

Motor Yacht Mangusta 110 by Overmarine Group

Motor Yacht Mangusta 110 by Overmarine Group

Incomparable performance complements the exterior styling of the Mangusta 110 yacht: the highly efficient waterjet propulsion system guarantees uncompromisingly dynamic handling. Two MTU 16V 2000M94 engines and Kamewa Rolls-Royce waterjets easily drive this yacht to a speed of 33 knots whilst ensuring excellent stability, a complete absence of vibration and extremely low noise levels. The Mangusta 110 yacht also features Zero Speed gyroscopic stabilisers (at anchor and under way) which help improve on-board comfort further extending also the range of activities for which the yacht can comfortably be used. Indeed, it is now possible to sail at a low speeds, even 10 knots, both comfortably and with low consumption.

We are in front of a new generation of Mangusta yachts where the word “performance” not only describes their dynamism and stability, but is also extended to on-board comfort: systems control, the type of composite structures used, sound insulation, vibration control, stabilization, ergonomic layouts – everything is studied down to the smallest details to guarantee quality, excellence and on-board comfort at high speed.

The interior layout is the result of a careful architectural study of volumes, the aim of which was to ensure maximum on-board comfort and effective, total separation between the guest and crew areas. The layout means it is possible to have four cabins which can accommodate up to nine guests. However, as with all Mangusta yachts, the Overmarine Group Design Department is able to offer different kinds of interior layouts, custom style solutions and personalized decor in order to fully satisfy the tastes and wishes of any owner. Hull #2 of the Mangusta 110 yacht will be ready in spring 2015.

This outstanding result is the fruit of the seriousness and experience of a shipyard which has belonged to the same family for 30 years, combined with the quality, acknowledged worldwide, of products which have enabled it to achieve increasingly higher goals.

Hodgdon announces launch of 100ft carbon race yacht COMANCHE

October 06, 2014

Hodgdon Yachts is thrilled to announce the launch of the all-new 100-foot pre-preg carbon race yacht Comanche. The mighty sailing yacht Comanche hit the water at the company’s yard in East Boothbay, Maine on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Launch of the 100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts

Launch of the 100ft superyacht Comanche by Hodgdon Yachts

Next, superyacht Comanche will be towed to Newport Shipyard, Rhode Island, where the rig and the keel will be fitted, and then sea trials will begin, before making the voyage aboard ship to Sydney, in Australia to compete in the famed Sydney to Hobart Race.

“She was designed and built to break monohull sailing records”, said Timothy Hodgdon, President of Hodgdon Yachts.

100ft sailing yacht Comanche at launch

100ft sailing yacht Comanche at launch

Racing yacht Comanche was commissioned by Jim Clark about a year ago. With black and red paint, the vessel boasts an impressive beam of 30ft. The build of Comanche was completed by about 60 workers in only one year. The hull was constructed at the Hodgdon Yacht facility in Boothbay, while the mast and keel were built by the companies from New Zealand and Italy, respectively.

100ft Hodgdon super yacht Comanche on the water

100ft Hodgdon super yacht Comanche on the water

Luxury yacht Comanche was constructed with aerospace technology that comprises the usage of pre-impregnated composite fibres, “pre-preg,”. The vessel is expected to break records in the upcoming races, also thanks to this advanced technology.

Below is a video from the launch of sailing yacht Comanche, released by Onne van der Wal and shared by Hodgdon Yachts:

Princess Yachts’ exciting line-up of yachts at PSP Southampton Boat Show

September 12, 2014

An exciting fleet of 15 Princess yachts is ready to take a centre stage at the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year. Princess Yachts have announced that they will debut with three yachts alongside a fleet of Flybridge and V Class yachts.

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The Princess 68 yacht located on berth M517 promises to be ones of the most spectacular launches of the year. Offering an incredible mix of space, accommodation and performance this feature packed yacht is the most technologically advanced flybridge yet, from Princess.

Also on the marina the new Princess 60 will be making her debut. Now with incredible deep window lines, two flybridge layouts to complement the optional hardtop and exquisite detailing and finishes throughout – she is not to be missed.

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Away from the marina, the Princess stand (E055) will be showcasing the new motor yacht S72, the first time this powerful Sportbridge yacht will have been seen at the show and forms part of a double European debut with another S72 yacht being shown at the Cannes Boat Show.

A near full line-up of Flybridge yachts including the Princess 98 Motor Yacht, Princess 88 Motor Yacht, Princess 82 Motor Yacht, Princess 72 Motor Yacht, Princess 52 and 43; will be completing the display. From the V Class range the V62-S, V57, V52, V48 and V39 will be located on the water and available to view throughout the show.

Sunseeker to unveil Sunseeker 86 Yacht and Manhattan 65 at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

September 11, 2014

The luxury yacht builder Sunseeker is pleased to announce that the brand new Manhattan 65 Yacht and Sunseeker 86 Yacht will be unveiled at the upcoming Southampton Boat Show by Strictly Come Dancing co-host, Claudia Winkleman and operatic band, Amici Forever.

The Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht will be launched by Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show this year

The Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht will be launched by Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show this year

Commencing with a welcome presentation by Robert Braithwaite and special guest Eddie Jordan at 12 noon, the exclusive new Sunseeker yacht launches will follow, together with a photo opportunity with Claudia Winkleman, Eddie Jordan and Amici Forever.

Famed for his association with Formula One and many racing drivers the world over, Eddie Jordan has been a part of the Sunseeker family for many years. Having bought one of the first Sunseekers from the factory located in Poole, Dorset, Eddie is now the proud owner of the first Sunseeker 155 Yacht, “BLUSH”. Arranged over multiple decks, the 155 Yacht is the largest Sunseeker to be manufactured by the British shipyard. Motor yacht “BLUSH”, complete with beach club, many toys, full length bar, nightclub and a hot tub, sleeps up to ten guests in five luxury staterooms.

Eddie Jordan has been a friend of Robert Braithwaite for many years and has owned a total of nine Sunseekers over the past 3 decades.

Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan will join Robert Braithwaite at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

Sunseeker owner Eddie Jordan will join Robert Braithwaite at the 2014 Southampton Boat Show

Claudia Winkleman is the co-host of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing after hosting the show’s results programme and the spin-off Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. She is also the host of The Great British Sewing Bee and of the BBC’s Film programme, and is a popular gameshow panelist, having appeared on Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Have I Got News For You.

Claudia Winkleman will co-present the new model launch for Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show

Claudia Winkleman will co-present the new model launch for Sunseeker at the Southampton Boat Show

After graduating from Cambridge, Claudia became Fashion Editor for Tatler, where she also wrote two columns on motoring and nutrition. She has contributed to Vogue, The Sunday Times and The Independent. She also fronts Claudia Winkleman’s Arts Show on BBC Radio 2.

Claudia has presented the Oscar’s coverage for Sky, and has hosted Comic relief does Fame Academy and the Eurovision Dance Contest. She also presented the House of Tiny Tearaways, and the BBC writing challenge in which members of the public completed short stories started by some of the country’s best known authors.

Heralded by the press as the ‘world’s first opera band’, Amici Forever‘s two studio albums with RCA Victor under the US wing of Sony BMG have topped classical and mainstream charts around the world. The group have achieved double platinum, platinum and gold discs for sales of over a million albums worldwide. Their style and brand were conceived to encapsulate the best of pop-classical music and they remain the only vocal group in the genre blending both male and female voices.

Band Amici Forever will perform on the famous Sunseeker stand, launching the new Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht in full glory

Band Amici Forever will perform on the famous Sunseeker stand, launching the new Manhattan 65 and 86 Yacht in full glory

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High profile TV appearances have included singing the theme at the Champions League football final and the Remembrance Day service in London’s Albert hall in the presence of the Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen.

Robert Braithwaite, pictured here with Richard Hammond at last year’s show, will lead the new model presentation for Sunseeker

Robert Braithwaite, pictured here with Richard Hammond at last year’s show, will lead the new model presentation for Sunseeker

Robert Braithwaite, Sunseeker’s Group President and Founder, will present alongside Claudia Winkleman and Amici Forever in a show stopping performance for all to see. Robert excitingly comments; “Launching our new fantastic yachts at an International Boat Show is an important aspect of Sunseeker always striving to exceed expectations and offering a show stopping performance for all to enjoy!”

Note: Article originally posted on Sunseeker Blog Book

Three world debuts by Ferretti Group at Cannes Yachting Festival

September 10, 2014

The prestigious Italian luxury yacht builder, Ferretti Group will inaugurate the 2014-2015 nautical season by unveiling three world debuts and a fleet of 20 yachts of all the brands of the group at the currently running Cannes Yachting Festival.

Image credit to Ferretti Group

Image credit to Ferretti Group

“Three world previews and twenty of our most prestigious models: this is the way in which Ferretti Group inaugurates the coming nautical year” declared Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO. “Amazing yachts demonstrating, better than words, our focus on the product, the strength of the Group supported by its shareholders, and a brand-new attention to the market and the expectations of our most demanding clients, our 45.-year vocation to research, innovation, and development. Ferretti Group is proud to present to the international market three extraordinary new models, further enriching a unique fleet boasting the most beautiful crafts in the world”.

Ferretti Group’s DNA has always been perfectly matching technological innovation and design. Along the years, the constant improvement of the performance of its models has led to development of cutting-edge solutions. The tilting window separating the saloon from the cockpit, the underbody exhausts, the F-tdr (Ferretti trim and drag reduction), the air bag for anchor chains, the built-in glazing, the XFT technology (Cross Fibre Technology), the different monitoring, control, and rolling reduction systems for moored yachts, the Smart Command system including the Easy Dock and Auto Troll functions are just a few examples of the innovative solutions brought to the market by Ferretti Group’s yachts, the absolute forerunners and trend setters of the world boating industry.

Luxury motor yacht Navetta 28

Luxury motor yacht Navetta 28

The latest technical innovations are:

– the exclusive floodable garage, available both on Ferretti Yachts 960 and on CRN 125 60mt “J’ade” mega yacht, where it is completed by an extraordinary luxury beach club on the water surface;

– the Convertible Top, an exclusive patent by the Group, presented on the new project of Riva 88’ Florida yacht, which can transform an open yacht into a coupé thanks to the handling of the hard top;

– the Dual Mode Transom, another Ferretti Group’s exclusive patent, which matches into one single system the floodable garage, the stern plunging platform and a wide beach area, available on the new Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 yacht which will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival.

The three world previews are Ferretti Yachts 650, Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28, and Pershing 70.

FERRETTI YACHTS 650 Yacht

The Ferretti Yacht 650 immediately strikes the eye for its truly distinctive profile. Its outer silhouette is characterised by an aerodynamic flybridge and new fibreglass decorative elements that “cut” through the profile of the glazing in the superstructure. An unprecedented decoration connects the windows of the three cabins below deck, providing the craft an even more captivating look.

Its slender lines are further enhanced by the yacht’s aft area, specifically designed to ensure easy and safe tender handling and increase the guests’ onboard comfort. A lift, which can be lowered by a metre with respect to its original position, has been installed on the yacht to handle the tender without any davit.

As is the case on all models in the range, on this 65-footer too the Shipyard is proposing several different layouts both on the sundeck – which also comes in the hard-top version – and indoors. Ferretti has indeed designed a “TaiHe Ban by Ferretti” edition of the 650, targeted in particular at Far East owners.

This concept also includes a series of areas that have replaced others and are exclusively devoted to business meetings and social events. The Ferretti Yachts 650 is equipped with Caterpillar engines. The standard engine configuration – a pair of 1015 mhp C18 engines – allows the yacht to reach a cruising speed of 27 knots and a maximum speed of 30.5 knots. The optional engines (1150 mhp), in turn, can push the yacht to a cruising speed of 30 knots and a top speed of 33 knots.

FERRETTI CUSTOM LINE NAVETTA 28 Superyacht

This model immediately strikes for its absolutely innovative outer area and the panoramic dining area embraced by the circular glazed sliding door system, featuring the utmost flexibility of the upper deck. Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 yacht is plenty of innovative solutions. The wide sun deck is a comfortable private deck, which can be fitted with a Jacuzzi and a shadow-maker. On the main deck a continuous glazing stretches from bow to stern, while four innovative, extraordinarily large, stanchion-free hull windows have been installed for the first time at the height of the four guest cabins. The aft area features a cutting-edge innovation. Dual Mode Transom (DMT), a patent by Ferretti Group, perfectly blends into one single system a floodable garage, a bathing platform, and a beach club of unparalleled dimensions on any other models of similar size. The standard audio/video equipment is truly impressive. This amazing system, called “VOTIS” (Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System) allows to control through an iPad the whole entertainment system installed in the main deck salon. Upon request, the control system can be extended to the other areas of the yacht. The yacht is fitted with two MAN V8 1,200 mhp engines that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots. Electro-hydraulic stabilising fins with underway function and gyroscopic stabilisers come standard on this yacht.

Luxury yacht Pershing 70 - Image credit to Ferretti Group

Luxury yacht Pershing 70 - Image credit to Ferretti Group

PERSHING 70 Yacht

Pershing 70 surprises and appeals to long-time and new brand enthusiasts alike for its futuristic and imposing shapes, its increasingly dynamic lines and innovative design solutions, further enhanced by two large side wings, providing a unique look to the yacht. The flagship of a new Pershing generation can catch the attention of those yacht owners who are looking for that inimitable style, a style that can be recognized anywhere in the world and is able to express elegance and speed, power and beauty, technology and safety. Pershing 70 the yacht is fitted with twin MTU 10V 2000 M94 engines (developing a power of 1623 mhp), combined with a Top System 85P surface drive system, allowing to achieve a maximum speed of 46 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots.

At the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival, a selection of the most successful models of the Group’s brands will be on display, including:

Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 33, Ferretti Yachts 870, Ferretti Yachts 800, Ferretti Yachts 750,

and Ferretti Yachts 690 by the brand Ferretti;

Pershing 82 Yacht, Pershing 64, and Pershing 62 by the brand Pershing;

• Iseo, Aquariva Super, Rivarama Super, 63’ Virtus Rivale, and 86’ Domino by the brand Riva;

• Itama 62’ and Itama 75’ by the brand Itama;

• Dolphin 74 Cruiser by the brand Mochi Craft.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht, Manhattan 65 and Sunseeker 155 Superyacht to premiere at September Boat Shows

September 09, 2014

Sunseeker announces three world premiers at the upcoming boat shows to take place this September. The Sunseeker 86 Yacht will be premier in Cannes, the Manhattan 65 yacht celebrates its world premiere in Southampton and the company’s latest flagship, the Sunseeker 155 Yacht, which sets new standards in terms of innovation, luxury and performance, will be presented in Monaco.

Sunseeker 155 superyacht Blush - side view

Sunseeker 155 superyacht Blush - side view

With these new models Sunseeker clearly reaffirms its leading position in the international yachting scene.

Cannes 9th to 14th September 2014

In Cannes, a total of ten Sunseeker yachts will be on display, ranging from 40 to 115 feet. Next to the long expected world premiere of the 86 yacht, following models will be on display in Cannes: Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht, Sunseeker 101 sport yacht, Sunseeker 28-meter yacht, Sunseeker 80 Yacht, Sunseeker 75 Yacht, Sunseeker 68 Sport Yacht, 55 Manhattan, as well as the Sport Cruisers San Remo and Portofino 40. The Sunseeker Germany Brokerage Team will be on-site in Cannes as well, more precisely in Port Canto with a 68 Fairline Squadron. The 2008, survey approved yacht is not only in a top condition but surprises with many additional extras.

Superyacht Sunseeker 86 by Sunseeker International

Superyacht Sunseeker 86 by Sunseeker International

Southampton 12th to 21st September 2014

Traditionally, the Southampton fair offers a wide range of different Sunseeker models. Sunseekers main stand attracts visitors with the world premiere, of the 65 Manhattan. A 86 Yacht, 75 Yacht, 68 Sport Yacht, 55 Manhattan, San Remo and a Portofino 40 will also be on display from 12th to the 21st of September in Southampton. In addition, the Sunseeker brokerage stand will feature an 80 feet Yacht and a 28-meter yacht.

Sunseeker 65 Manhattan

Sunseeker 65 Manhattan

At the end of the season, the  Monaco Boat Show offers a true highlight for all Sunseeker friends. For the first time, the Sunseekers flagship, the Sunseeker 155 Yacht will be on display. The 155 Yacht is not only the largest model of the Poole based shipyard, but it is also a promising one! Number three and four of this 48-meter long yacht, are currently in the planning phase for next year. From the  24th to the 27th of September a 115 Sport Yacht and a 40-meter yacht will as well be exhibited in Monaco.

With Cannes Boat Show coming up, Sunseeker will also be able to celebrate some anniversary: the delivery of the 100’s boat over 100 feet. A proof, that Sunseeker has established itself as one of the leading super yacht manufacturers worldwide and has consolidated its position as a global player with a wide distribution network on five continents and 61 countries.

Sunseeker Germany will be present during at all three boat shows to provide customers with the personal and individual service the distributor is known for.

Video of Motor Yacht PERSHING 70

September 09, 2014

Pershing, part of the Ferretti Group and one of the top yacht building companies of high-performance open motor yachts between 15 and 35 metres in length, has published a YouTube video of their new Pershing 70 yacht. The new motor yacht Pershing 70 is having her international premiere at the currently running Cannes Yachting Festival.

Luxury yacht Pershing 70 is a striking vessel designed in collaboration between yacht designerFulvio De Simoni, the designer of all of the Pershing range, and AYT&D – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design, the Group’s research, style and product development centre. She belongs to the ‘new generation’ of Pershing craft, represented by increasingly dynamic lines and innovative design solutions.