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Elegant superyacht Dolce Vita available for charters in exotic Thailand

August 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

For a high performance vessel in lush, untouched surroundings, charter open yacht DOLCE VITA in Thailand. Built by Numarine and launched in 2017, this immaculate 33m/106ft superyacht has the interior and exterior styling of Can Yalman with naval architecture by Umberto Tagliavini.

Motor yacht DOLCE VITA - Built by Numarine and ready for charter in Thailand

Motor yacht DOLCE VITA – Built by Numarine and ready for charter in Thailand

Begin your day together in the salon, where the expansive windows allow the morning sun to flow through easily, making a bright interior with magnificent views.

Superyacht DOLCE VITA - Salon

Superyacht DOLCE VITA – Salon

The silvery grey furnishings are complemented by accents in vibrant orange and metallic gold for an environment suited to evening entertaining as well as daytime pursuits.

Open yacht DOLCE VITA - Formal dining

Open yacht DOLCE VITA – Formal dining

The formal dining area seats up to 8 guests in modernist style, suitable to any gathering between family and friends.

Luxury yacht DOLCE VITA - Alfresco dining on the main deck aft

Luxury yacht DOLCE VITA – Alfresco dining on the main deck aft

Outside on the main deck aft there is a shaded L-shaped lounging area and a large alfresco dining area that guests can use for sitting back with a laptop or for spreading out with hobbies wile taking in the fresh air.

Superyacht DOLCE VITA - Foredeck sunpads and seating

Superyacht DOLCE VITA – Foredeck sunpads and seating

Take in uninterrupted views from the sunpads on the bow, or dine alfresco on the aft seating while enjoying the spectacular summer sun. After the meal, guests can remain seated and sit back with a good book under the bimini canvas.

Lastly, the sundeck provides a cosy outdoor retreat and the best views on board, whether stargazing at night or admiring the rocky isles that create the fantastic seascapes for your unforgettable family break.

Luxury yacht DOLCE VITA has a great variety of water toys for high-adrenaline fun and exploration through the lagoons and mangroves. The collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis (child and adult sets)
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • beach games
Open yacht DOLCE VITA - Master suite

Open yacht DOLCE VITA – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. A professional crew of 5 will ensure that everyone on board has a relaxing and revitalising charter experience among natural wonders in the Gulf of Thailand or the Andaman Sea.

With the recent surge in superyacht facilities in Thailand, there has never been a better opportunity to explore this impressive paradise and its many untouched islands by luxury yacht. Charter M/Y DOLCE VITA from €49,000-€69,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates aboard this fantastic new open yacht today.

The new DAMEN Adventure 4008

November 03, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

As the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016 begins, Damen Shipyards receives much attention by presenting two new yachts – Fast & Furious and Adventure 4008. While, Fast & Furious was highly anticipated at the show, as some information was available prior to the FLIBS 2016, the new Adventure 4008 is brand new in the industry. Adventure 4008 is the latest SEA AXE product, following the successful introduction of the DAMEN Yacht Support and SeaXplorer range. The SEA AXE range yachts’ main characteristic is a capability of carrying a much larger amount of toys and tenders on board than any other comparable vessel.

Adventure 4008. Kayak

Adventure 4008. Kayak

Damen found an opportunity on the market for such vessel, as clients requested superyachts measuring less than 40-50 metres, but still with as much storage space as other larger yachts would have. Hence, the new Adventure 4008 meets the new requirements of clients. This sport and adventure yacht features a 140 square-metre artificial teak desk for a helicopter, tenders, vehicles and toys.

Adventure 4008. Remote Fishing

Adventure 4008. Remote Fishing

Apart from having an enormous amount of storage space, Adventure 4008 can accommodate up to 8 guests. Interior layout, entertainment system and finishing are to be designed according to the owner’s preferences. The main deck will comprise of the owner’s stateroom, cabins for guests, a large dining area and, a panoramic lounge situated on a bridge deck. Crew cabins and technical spaces will be located on the lower deck.

Adventure 4008. Kite

Adventure 4008. Kite

Adventure 4008 is totally reliable vessel with proven performance in various environmental conditions.This sport and adventure yacht reaches a maximum speed of 24 knots, while SEA AXE hull design ensures comport and performance. Being a part of the SEA AXE line means that a vessel will be constructed and ready for delivery in as little as 6 months.

Adventure 4008. Dive

Adventure 4008. Dive

Creating Luxury Yacht Fun: Oceanemo & FunAir

October 25, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The collaboration of the luxury yacht builder Oceanemo and FunAir is a step in rethinking the next generation of yachts. In the past couple of years there has been a growing demand for ultimate sports utility yachting experience. Providing luxury yacht fun has become a significant concept in attracting new and younger owners to the world of luxury yachting. Oceanemo and FunAir seem to have found a perfect solution. Together, OCEANEMO and FunAir have rendered the 33, 44 and recently launched 55 metre Sport Utility Yachts a haven for the fun, outdoor lifestyle which generation X owners crave.

Oceanemo 44

Oceanemo 44

The Sport Utility Yacht series by Oceanemo provide a distinctive feature of wide and open spaces on board. Their design allows to store a large amount of tenders, amenities and toys in covered and open-air areas. In fact, offering a full-beam 105 sq m hangar below the 126 sq m half-raised main deck means that Oceanemo 55 yacht has the largest storage capacity currently available on the market.

FunAir Yacht MYS 2016

FunAir Yacht MYS 2016


FunAir BigAir Yacht Blob

The exceptional space on board Oceanemo 55 stores an owner tender, a crew tender, two water-jets plus a helicopter or airplane with folding wings and a host of FunAir yacht slides, climbing walls, personal-water-craft docks, SUP’s and other inflatable toys. What is more, each yacht toy is designed to be folded tighter and lighter, while the patented RapidFlate technology allows to inflate them six times faster than any others on the market.

A scaled model of Oceanemo 44 metre Sport Utility Yacht will be on display in Superyacht Pavilion at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016.


Oceanemo 44 m

The Biggest, the Smartest, the Most Beautiful Sport Utility Yacht: the New OCEANEMO 55

October 03, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

OCEANEMO 55 is the latests addition to the Sport Utility Yachts range by OCEA. Following success of the previous models OCEANEMO 33m and 44m, OCEANEMO 55, designed by the award-winning Italian designer Fulvio De Simoni and French shipyard OCEA, was presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.



OCEANEMO 55 is a Sport Utility Yachts that provides great luxury experience to her passengers whilst on a vacation and at the same time offers large spaces for transporting and storing water toys and vehicles for the passengers’ entertainment. The concept of OCEANEMO 55 was developed based on the smaller models – 33m and 44m, however, this time OCEA partner and yacht developed Aldo Manna places emphasis on going on a yacht to more remote areas and supporting various kinds of lifestyle.

The new OCEANEMO 55 is a top range, six-deck sport utility yacht that provides ultimate comfort, relaxation and luxury experience while featuring various options for on and off-board entertainment. On board OCEANEMO 55 guests can enjoy the beach area and a large veranda for private or bad weather. Smooth interior design features and warm colours create an intimate atmosphere.


OCEANEMO 55 Interior


OCEANEMO 55 Interior

“A luxury that is not limited only to comfortable spaces on board, fully customised to the Owner’s specification, but also the possibility of going deep diving with a sub, on an exciting trip with a completely equipped fishing boat, having fun with custom inflatable water toys and slides, water-jets and other toys, having your own personal vehicle embarked so you can go and explore the surrounding area, flying off on your own seaplane. The sky really is the limit of this incredible yacht!”


Entertainment for everyone on board OCEANEMO 55


The new OCEANEMO 55

Fulvio De Simoni said : “It is probably one of the most beautiful and smartest boats I’ve ever designed but it’s not just my merit, I must admit. It’s the very concept of the Sport Utility Yacht that initiated this line of thought: a free stern, the majestic superstructure and an important bow are all typical features of the OCEANEMO that work together making the lines of this series so beautiful and pleasing to the eye. Never before have we seen a boat of this size able to offer so much space not only for guests but also for transporting and storing accessories, vehicles and water toys for the leisure time of the Owner, family members and guests. Obviously, the judgment is subjective, but, from a design point of view, I find that the volumes and the unusual shapes that characterize the 55 are perfectly in harmony with each other and certainly advantage this great yacht!”.”

The heart of the OCEANEMO 55 is the aft which includes two ample spaces dedicated to toys: a covered hangar of 105 square metres and a raised deck of almost 130 square metre that permit transport of all kinds of vehicles:

In the hangar:
– a tender-limousine of up to 9.6m length,
– a crew-tender of up to 4.5m length
– two water-jets
– a helicopter or airplane with folding wings

On the raised deck:
-a fisherman
-a luxury car or SUV
-a hovercraft
-a helicopter, a seaplane or even a personal submarine


The new OCEANEMO 55

ISA Yachts, part of the Palumbo Group, presents new ISA Super Sport 121

September 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Following the acquision of ISA Shipyard by Palumbo group, the new ISA Super Sport 121 is to be built by the Italian yard’s new owners. 

After acquiring ISA Yachts, which was a significant part of the Group’s reorganisation, Palumbo Group will now operate under two different brands: ISA Yacts and Columbus Yachts.  ISA Yachts will focus on a number of innovative projects, while Columbus Yacht will become an outstanding laboratory of completely custom-made superyachts.

One of the first great projects of ISA is Super Sport 121 was announced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The new 36.8-metre Super Sport 121 will add to the popular ISA Sport series. Macro Casali works on the yacht’s exterior design with smooth lines and a short prow staying consistent with the Sport Series design. ISA Sport series features two pools, one on the aft deck and the other on the foredeck. Relaxation area is located on the upper deck and can be covered by a retractable hardtop.

ISA Super Sport 121

ISA Super Sport 121

ISA Super Sport 121

ISA Super Sport 121

Meanwhile, Palumbo Group’s historic brand Columbus Yachts will present at Monaco Yacht Show its famous megayacht Divine, which has received an award for her Naval Architecture at the 2016 Showboats Design Awards. Divine is also a winner of World Superyacht Award 2016 in Semi-Displacement and Three Deck Motor Yacht 30m – 40.9m category.

If you would like to find out more about ISA yachts that you can charter please contact our experienced team for the best advice.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016 to display sport hybrid M/Y Divine

July 26, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The upcoming Monaco Yacht Show is the venue of choice for many debuting luxury yachts, including the sporty 40m/131ft DIVINE from Columbus Yachts. Her hybrid technology is cutting edge to make her a ‘unique green yacht’. Find out more about this award-winning yacht design below: The following is a press release from Columbus Yachts.

Press Release

Columbus Yachts 40M Sport Hybrid M/Y DIVINE On display at Monaco Yacht Show 2016


  • A “unique green” yacht that offers a completely new way of cruising
  • Vertical bow and automotive-inspired lines together with high volume and impressive interior heights (2.3 of headroom)
  • All-aluminum semi-displacement unit is powered with an advanced hybrid propulsion for a performance range between 3 and 20 knots
  •  The integrated I-Bridge system from Team Italia creates a helm station exclusive to each and every captain
  • Classified with the additional class notation “Hybrid Propulsion (Y)” and AUT CCS (Y)
  • All interior woods are FSC certified and the leather is treated with a special non-toxic water painting process
  • Winner of the World Superyacht Awards 2016 – category Semi-Displacement & Three Deck Motor Yacht 30m – 40.9m  – Sport Hybrid model actually records five between ShowBoats Design and World Superyacht Awards.


Aligned with the green approach to yacht building pioneered by Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Group S.p.A., the innovative M/Y Divine – second model of the 40 M Sport Hybrid awards winning series – will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show 2016 from 28th of September – to 1st October along  the Quai des Etats-Unis.

“Sport” indicates the high performance of this superyachts equipped with two diesel engines which will give a top speed of 20 knots, with the ability to easily cruise and with very low consumption at 16 knots. “Hybrid” is because of her “green credentials”. She is able to offer a completely new way of yachting, more conscious and respectful of the environment.

Three-decked aluminum M/Y Divine hosts ten guests in five staterooms with the owner’s suite and study on the main deck, and she can accommodates eight crew members.

While naval architecture and exterior designer – in cooperation with the shipyard – is Hydrotec Srl, interior design has been conceived by Hot Lab.

With its neat vertical bow and automotive-inspired lines, the architectural point of view M/Y Divine can certainly be considered a sport yacht although characterized by high volume and impressive heights, unusual for a yacht of this size.

To reduce the mass of the hull structure from the side profile and offer uninterrupted views from the main salon, the bulwarks feature glass cut-outs that also serve as fold-down balconies. These are complemented by full-height glass doors, which were engineered by the Shipyard to either slide or hinge open. With the doors open and the balconies lowered, the salon becomes a floating terrace with unparalleled sea views.

M/Y DIVINE - Main saloon

M/Y DIVINE – Main saloon


The interior spaces have been studied in a way to privilege the owner’s suite, which is just as large as those found on bigger yachts. The study of the layout included ensuring a fair balance between functional space for crew and guests, with smart solutions that include a VIP suite that could convert into two cabins, to satisfy the owner’s request for flexibility.

The external lines are aggressive and contemporary. They elegantly hide the large interior volumes and at the same time grant generous deck space that can easily be customized.
 Thanks to large windows and 2.3m of headroom – exceptional for a 40m yacht – the main salon and full-beam owner’s suite are flooded with natural light.

Even in the lower deck area the use of a single window, that replaced the classic portholes, provides for a continuity of light and atmosphere.

Interiors have been created by Palumbo design team together with Hot Lab and the Owner taste. Their intention right from the beginning was oriented to a fresh, elegant, and simple style, whilst still having visual impact when a guest enters the yacht for the first time. Hot Lab opted for a consistency with colors, using clear “tone on tone palettes” in order to enhance the light. Clean, precise lines with modern sophisticated details were repeated throughout the interior to give a sense of harmony.

M/Y DIVINE - Master suite

M/Y DIVINE – Master suite

Marbles such as Breccia Sarda and Adria Venato are matched with eucalyptus and american walnut wood. A touch of warmth and luxury is provided by brightly colored leather and metal details with polished stainless steel. Soft wool carpets and precious fabrics complete the simple yet elegant feeling of the interiors.

A well-designed bar is located at the entrance of the main deck. Moving forward there is the dining area seating ten guests on comfortable armchairs by Flexform placed around a custom-made table.

In the lounge area the sofa, the coffee table and poufs by Flexform are placed in front of a large TV screen that is set in a sleek panel integrated into the ceiling. The area is framed by two large windows that provide breathtaking views onto the ocean and light up the saloon with natural light.

Further forward there is a fully equipped galley on the port side and a lobby on the right. The main deck also houses the master suite with a king size bed positioned in the center of the cabin between two large windows providing natural light and scenic views.

The cabin bulwarks are paneled in wood as is the floor and ceiling to create a warm and cozy environment. The master bathroom is equipped with two well-designed ‘his and her’ marble sinks on each side a large shower with glass walls.

Light colors are used throughout the yacht to complement natural light and the colors of the sea. On the upper deck the relaxing atmosphere is enhanced by two huge sofas and one big rectangular coffee table by Flexform.

In line with the “green angle” of the yacht model, all the woods selected for the Columbus M/Y Divine 40m are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified to ensure eco-sustainability while the leather, a by-product of the meat industry, is treated with a special non-toxic water painting process. The result is a harmonious design to perfectly complement the sporting and open air feeling of the yacht.

M/Y DIVINE - Alfresco dining

M/Y DIVINE – Alfresco dining


From the technical point of view, M/Y Divine is a semi-displacement hull that was analyzed using CFD software and tank tests for use with light alloy construction. The hard chined hull, allows a cruising with suitable trim under all sea conditions. This is also thanks to the special design of the propeller tunnels and to the addition of an Interceptor.

Powered with an advanced hybrid propulsion, the performance range is between 3 and 20 knots and, thanks to the weight reduction due to the use of alloy materials, optimum consumption values have been achieved. At the cruising speed of 15 knots the fuel consumption is 215 liters per hour for both engines.


The hybrid propulsion system, designed, studied and built in close collaboration with the Technical Department of the Palumbo Shipyard represent the “Hybrid factor” of the yacht. This system provides the yacht with diesel electric propulsion that matches perfectly also with the concept of this yacht to be both sporty and fast and at the same time comfortable and quiet as a traditional full displacement yacht.

The hybrid propulsion system Palumbo developed allows the combination of the main engines and two electric motors connected to gearbox, thus allowing electric powered cruising at a maximum speed of 8 knots using the energy produced by the generators and, at the same time, producing energy when the main engines are in operation.

The integrated I-Bridge system from Team Italia was developed from the idea to create a helm station exclusive to each and every captain. I-Bridge makes it possible to integrate a wide range of systems produced by various manufacturers that operate using different kinds of logic to create a single user interface that is both personalized and easy to upgrade over the years. Moreover, by studying wheelhouse ergonomics Palumbo has also developed a customized layout solution that is in keeping with the yacht’s sporty exterior and contemporary interior design.

The Sport Hybrid does not have wing stations, so one system that has been integrated into the bridge commands is a wireless Vessel Manoeuvring Assistant (VMA Plus) device from Xenta Systems. The electronic technology uses the existing engines, transmissions and bow thruster to allow the pilot to manoeuvre from anywhere. Xenta components in the engine room share joystick commands with the transmission and throttle controls, while a visual sensor mounted over each prop shaft reads the speed and direction of the rotation and feeds the information to the control system.

Columbus Yachts is very proud that also M/Y Divine as her sister-ship M/Y Eleonora III is RINA classified with the additional class notation “Hybrid Propulsion (Y)” and AUT CCS (Y), the latest being another innovation studied with RINA to fulfill the need of having unmanned machinery spaces, not even having a control room inside the machinery spaces.

M/Y DIVINE - Dining area

M/Y DIVINE – Dining area


With three Showboats Design Awards to M/Y Eleonora III in 2013 and the most recent Superyachts Awards given to M/Y Divine, Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M it’s definitely an award winning model. Divine was awarded with a special commendation for her Naval Architecture at 2016 Showboats Design Awards and she is the winner of World Superyacht Awards 2016 – category Semi-Displacement & Three Deck Motor Yacht 30m – 40.9m.

Modern lines, bright and tranquil interior spaces, semi-displacement performance attracted the judges attention to this 40 meters all-aluminum unit and when combined with the optimized seakeeping and fuel economy derived from a diesel-electric propulsion package, this yacht proved to be a winner.

Among many design features admired by the judges were the fold-down bulwarks that form lovely side balconies – their glazed elements providing increased visibility from the interior when folded – these are positioned opposite floor-to-ceiling sliding doors in order to unite the saloon with the world outside.

Overmarine Group Delivers Mangusta 165 E Superyacht Hull N°10

May 23, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

20th May 2016 saw the Italian Overmarine Group delivered its latest Mangusta 165 E superyacht hull number 10, which is now ready to cruise and be enjoyed by her owners. Not only a current flagship of the Maxi Open Mangusta series, she is also a beautiful style icon with timeless lines and lovely features.

Mangusta 165 Hull 10 at launch Archivio Overmarine Group : Emilio Bianchi

Mangusta 165 Hull 10 at launch Archivio Overmarine Group : Emilio Bianchi

The hull n.10 is the third yacht on the series which was sold to the American market in the last three years. She is characterised by the new ‘E’ (Evolution) aesthetics, as well as a four engine propulsion system which was introduced by the yard to continue with its programme of constant research and innovation.

This Mangusta 165 boasts an exceptional performance and great attention to consumption has been paid. She also offers an overall on board wellbeing and comfort, both at anchor and underway, thanks to her new gyroscopic stabilisation system.

Her new aesthetics are characterised by more aggressive looks, muscular lines and striking glazing on the main deck, where a single pane of glass has been used for the saloon area, providing exceptional visibility from inside and allowing plenty of natural light to penetrate the interiors.

The yacht’s elongated flybridge offers an aesthetic grill astern providing the yacht with an even greater dynamic thrust.

She has been fitted with four 2600HP MTU 16V2000 M94 engines, 4 Rolls Royce/KameWa NP water jets and four Seakeeper stabilisers. This results in a similar performance as that on the previous yachts, hover with a lower consumption and greater onboard comfort, even at lower speeds.

The interiors have been customised to the owners’ wishes. Overmarine is also constructing the hulls number 11 and 12, which will be launched next year.

AB Yachts launch 30m AB 100 Motor Yacht SPECTRE

May 02, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Part of the FIPA GROUP, the Italian shipyard AB Yachts has launched its new superyacht SPECTRE – model AB 100. She is the first of new projects being completed by the group for this year’s summer season, together with other vessels that will debut at the 2016 autumn boat shows.

SPECTRE - AB 100 at launch

SPECTRE – AB 100 at launch

AB 100 superyacht SPECTRE

AB 100 superyacht SPECTRE

Spreading 30 metres in length, AB 100 SPECTRE is characterised by a ‘family feeling’ with style and elegance, typical of the AB Yachts brand. She was constructed with the latest generation of lightweight materials, striking exterior design, fantastic performance as well as tasteful and refined interior furnishing.

AB 100 SPECTRE getting ready for launch

AB 100 SPECTRE getting ready for launch

AB 100 SPECTRE  hits the water

AB 100 SPECTRE hits the water

AB 100 boasts a two different tones when it comes to her hull and superstructure – two tones of metallic silver emphasising the aggressive lines of the vessel making her turn heads wherever she appears.

Launching of AB 100 - SPECTRE

Launching of AB 100 – SPECTRE

AB Yachts, the sporting line of the FIPA GROUP, fitted SPECTRE with three MAN engines producing 1900 hp and MJP water jets allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 52 knots.

AB 100 yacht SPECTRE by AB Yachts

AB 100 yacht SPECTRE by AB Yachts

The interior features an inviting main saloon, boasting light grey tones as well as plenty of natural light thanks to her large lateral windows. The main saloon is separated into two main areas – a lounging area with a comfortable sofa and a TV and a dining area with a beautiful marble table for eight guests. The helm is finished in dove-grey leather and includes state-of-the-art technology guaranteeing safe and comfortable navigation.

Motor Yacht SPECTRE  - an AB 100 launched at AB Yachts

Motor Yacht SPECTRE – an AB 100 launched at AB Yachts

The lower deck layout includes two double guest cabins, one VIP cabin and one master cabin. All accommodation boasts private en-suite bathroom facilities. The master suite is situated amidships and spread full beam of the vessel. It is fired with a walk-in wardrobe and a finely furnished bathroom with a spacious shower for two. Light grey tones continue throughout the lower deck and our combined with
delightful touches of colour provide by bedside table lamps.

The crew quarters and the service area are situated at the bow and include a spacious galley with a comfortable crew lounge area. The crew accommodation includes two twin cabins and one bathroom and has a separate access from the outside deck, allowing for more privacy for the guests.

The exterior areas include a flybridge with a second steering position, an L-shaped sofa and two sun beds. The foredeck also features a comfortable U-shaped sofa and another sun bed. The aft cockpit features every imaginable electro domestic equipment for exterior spaces as well as a large dining table for al fresco meals, a comfortable sofa and another sun bed.

The elegantly finished stern garage converts into a ‘beach house’ offering a fabulous bathing platform and space to enjoy various water toys.

ArtCenter College of Design Student Baoqi Xiao Wins ‘Young Designer of the Year’ Award at ShowBoats Design Awards

March 07, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

ArtCenter College of Design student Baoqi Xiao has been named ‘Young Designer of the Year’, winning the prestigious ‘Neptune’ award at the ShowBoats Design Awards 2016. The 45-metre luxury superyacht concept CERCHIO presented to the panel of experienced judges was described as “An intelligent, visually attractive and excellent starting point for a vessel that would completely fulfil the goal” (to entertain the guests of the imaginary owner, a female Italian fashion designer). CharterWorld has spoken to the 25-year old talented young designer represented by ArtCenter about his project:

CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

What was the inspiration behind this design?

The inspiration behind this design is Italian knitwear fabric. Both the space arrangement and styling are influenced by this interlocking feature of knitwear fabric structure. The fabric has a special zig-zag pattern. This zig-zag pattern has also been enlarged and assigned colour to become an iconic design language in the Italian fashion industry. The zig-zag shape feature is the main styling design language of this concept.

Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

What are the main characteristics of the project?

Maximising the contact between human and nature, and unique styling created based on this zig-zag pattern and knitwear fabric are the main characteristics of the project. The client is an Italian senior fashion designer. She would like to stay outdoors as much as possible while onboard. She also wants this yacht to represent her senior position in the fashion industry.

Outdoor Saloon - Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Outdoor Saloon – Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

What are the most interesting/special features?

The most interesting feature is the connected outdoor space near the stern. This space includes a beach club, a large outdoor salon, an indoor salon and a cinema. The owner and her guests can easily relax for most of the day staying in this space without the need to move back and forth through hallways.

The owner’s cabin is positioned exclusively on the upper deck where the owner will be able to enjoy ultimate privacy while overlooking the entire yacht on the top deck.

Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Would this concept be suitable for a yacht charter purpose and why?

Yes. This concept is designed to connect the owner between her base and famous tourist attractions within the Mediterranean Sea. With the top speed of 25 knots, this boat will be good for charter within the Mediterranean Sea for a two to three day trip.

Interior Accommodation - Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Interior Accommodation – Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

What charter destinations would this yacht be suitable for?


Saloon and Dining - Interior Accommodation - Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Saloon and Dining – Interior Accommodation – Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

What are your plans for the future?

My highest priority is to finish my transportation design courses and earn a Bachelor of Science degree from ArtCenter College of Design.

Owner Cabin - Saloon and Dining - Interior Accommodation - Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Owner Cabin – Saloon and Dining – Interior Accommodation – Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Spa - Saloon and Dining - Interior Accommodation - Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

Spa – Saloon and Dining – Interior Accommodation – Luxury Superyacht concept CERCHIO designed by Baoqi Xiao

We wish Baoqi Xiao all the best for the future.

10% Discount Off West Med Yacht Charter aboard FIRECRACKER

March 03, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Built by Sunseeker in 2011, FIRECRACKER is a fantastic charter yacht when if comes to family charters or getaways with friends. What more, she is now offering a discount of 10% on any yacht charters taken during the month of May in the Western Mediterranean. She is available not only along the French Riviera, but also the Islands of Corsica, Sicily and Sardinia, as well as the spectacular Italian coastline, including Naples and the Amalfi Coast.



FIRECRACKER is known for her clever layout and plenty of space for socialising. Accommodation aboard this vessel is divided into four suites, sleeping up to eight guests in comfort and luxury.



The full-beam master suite has been fitted with a queen-sized bed, a sofa and a vanity and boasts three large ports on each side of the cabin, allowing for plenty of natural light, which highlights the tasteful simple decor of the yacht.



The VIP cabin located forward also spreads through the entire beam of the boat and offers a queen-sized bed, vanity and ample natural light. Additional two twin cabins feature two single beds each. All cabins of course have en suite bathroom facilities, an HD Sky TV/DVD and the entire yacht is fully air-conditioned throughout.



FIRECRACKER’s spacious deck areas, such as the aft deck accessible from the saloon through large glazed doors, offer al fresco dining possibility and space to relax and unwind. There are large sun pads on the aft deck, followers by steps that lead down to the extended swim platform.



The foredeck can be accessed from either port or starboard side and boasts further al fresco dining and another large sun pad. Both of the decks have optional bimini.



The fly bridge above the main deck provides additional two seats next to the Captain for that bird’s eye view with additional seating behind. For more information on this outstanding charter yacht, don’t hesitate to contact our broker team.




Year:2011   L.O.A.:26.49m (86' 10")  Beam:6.34m (20' 9") 
Max Speed:35 knots  Cruise Speed:24 knots  Engines:Twin MTU 16V 2000 M94, 2, 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew: