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24m Ferretti Luxury Yacht LAVITALEBELA Reduced Rate for Event Charters

February 02, 2016

The 2009-launched Ferretti luxury yacht LAVITALEBELA is currently offering a reduced rate for Western Mediterranean event charters with no no delivery fees. She is available for EUR€28,000 per week plus expenses and offers fantastic over night stay for eight charter guests, accommodated in two double and two twin cabins.

LAVITALEBELA

LAVITALEBELA

The interior design of LAVITALEBELA is characterised by modern and innovative features and layout. Ferretti 780 offer plenty of space and finished heartwood and teak.

LAVITALEBELA - Aft Deck

LAVITALEBELA - Aft Deck

One of the interesting features of this yacht is the way the fly bridge stairs have been integrated into the side of the yacht, allowing for continual visibility from aft to bow. This unique design also provides for a vast saloon, with two modern and comfortable sofas to lounge on.

LAVITALEBELA - Dining

LAVITALEBELA - Dining

LAVITALEBELA’s saloon is fitted with large windows, allowing for increased connection with the surroundings, the sea and the nature. Accommodation is divided between one master stateroom with an exceptionally elegant environment and a spacious bathroom. There are additional three cabins, all featuring private en suite bathroom facilities.

LAVITALEBELA - Master Cabin

LAVITALEBELA - Master Cabin

LAVITALEBELA - Ensuite

LAVITALEBELA - Ensuite

The aft garage hosts an array of water toys and an easy a access to the water.
Lavitalebela is normally based in Porto Mirabello, La Spezia in Italy. This is in a close proximity to popular Italian charter destinations, such a Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Viareggio, Elba Island and Tuscany. In the Spring 2016, Lavitalebela will spend April and May on the French Riviera and will be available for Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix events with no delivery fees. In the Summer she will be flexible in being delivered in Sardinia, Corsica, Rome, Naples and/or southern Italy. For more information and her availability, don’t hesitate to contact our brokers.

LAVITALEBELA - Swim Platform

LAVITALEBELA - Swim Platform

M/Y LAVITALEBELA

Year:2009   L.O.A.:24.05m (78' 10")  Beam:5.95m (19' 6") 
Max Speed:33 knots  Cruise Speed:28 knots  Engines:2 x 1660 Hp MTU 12V 2000  
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

No Repositioning Fees for Events Charter on 31m Motor Yacht TOBY in the Western Mediterranean

January 29, 2016

Motor yacht TOBY is currently available for Western Mediterranean event charters with no repositioning fees. TOBY, a Cerri 102 vessel is available with a special event offer of EUR€ 54,900 per week plus expenses. She was launched in 2009 and represents a sporty looking, fast and comfortable yacht, with accommodation for up to 10 charter guests in five cabins.

TOBY

TOBY

Her onboard features include a vast saloon with a warm wooden flooring, white leather sofas, bright coloured cushions and a 46′ LCD TV with entertainment system. Adjacent to the saloon is a lovely dining area for more formal dining experience.

Yacht TOBY -  Bow Seating Area

Yacht TOBY - Bow Seating Area

Above the dining table is an opening sunroof, providing guests with a possibility to view the starry sky in the evenings or enjoy a fresh breeze during the day. Large windows on either side provide additional natural light. In addition, there is another saloon located on the lower deck with a library and a TV.

Yacht TOBY -  Main Salon

Yacht TOBY - Main Salon

As mentioned above, TOBY offers accommodation in five spacious and comfortable cabins to a maximum of ten guests. There is an owner’s suite with a small private study and a fantastic en suite bathroom, situated on the lower deck aft. Further more there is a double cabin amidship, two twin cabins and one VIP cabin located forward. All accommodation offers private en suite bathroom facilities.

Yacht TOBY -  Flybridge

Yacht TOBY - Flybridge

On her exterior TOBY offers plenty of space for relaxation and entertainment. There is a three seater driving charter block that also acts as a large sun pad on her large flybridge area. The rest of the space is also equipped with sun pads.

Yacht TOBY -  Master Cabin

Yacht TOBY - Master Cabin

Yacht TOBY -  Ensuite

Yacht TOBY - Ensuite

For unlimited water fun, TOBY has a huge swimming platform where guests can enjoy the fantastic range of water toys this Western Mediterranean charter yacht can offer. TOBY is available in Italy’s Riviera, Sardinia, Sicily as well as along France’s southern coastline and Corsica. For more info contact our brokers today.

Yacht TOBY -  Aft Deck

Yacht TOBY - Aft Deck

Client Feedback 

“Toby was a fabulous boat to charter, the layout great, super spacious, lots of places to sunbathe, cabins lights and felt very spacious and the modern styling a big plus. We were very happy to stay on the boat whilst covering the short distances around the Amalfi coast, in fact, even the small tornado & couple of days of rain couldn’t dent our enjoyment of the boat.”

“This was of course also due to the crew, who were excellent, and who provided a flawless service. Captain Andrea was very very good, he really listened to what we wanted to see, our preferences & constraints and worked within that. Henry and John provided excellent, courteous & professional support. Ruben & Carmen looked after us brilliantly, the boat was well kept, and lovely meals tailored to our requirements presented and served beautifully & also at short notice when poor weather changed our on-shore dining plans.”

“We would thoroughly recommend Toby, the crew & CharterWorld. You have been attentive, listened to what we were looking for and quick to respond to requests or queries, and always followed up when necessary. We would like to charter again in a couple of years & would definitely come to you first.”

Charter on motor yacht TOBY in Amalfi, July 14

Motor yacht TOBY

Year:2009   L.O.A.:31.1m (102 ft)  Beam:7.2m (23.6 ft) 
Max Speed:40 knots  Cruise Speed:28-33 Kn  Engines:2 x 2434 Hp MTU 16V M93 
Cabins: Charter Guest:8-10  Crew:

Running Shots of Astondoa Century 110 GLX Yacht SOPHYE

January 27, 2016

Images of the first Astondoa Century 110 GLX yacht SOPHYE have been released, showing this striking sporty-looking vessel in her full splendour. The Spanish shipyard launched the yacht last week and will be exhibiting her at the upcoming Yachts Miami Beach show from 11th to 15th February.

Astondoa Century 110 GLX yacht SOPHYE

vAstondoa Century 110 GLX yacht SOPHYE

Astondoa Century 110 GLX yacht

Astondoa Century 110 GLX yacht

SOPHYE was created as a spacious family boat or a yacht to host your friends aboard. She offers fantastic outdoor spaces and interiors that were completely customised to accommodate for her Owner’s lifestyle and desires, specifically requesting open-air feeling with home-away-from-home comforts.

Astondoa Century 110 GLX superyacht SOPHYE

Astondoa Century 110 GLX superyacht SOPHYE

SOPHYE

SOPHYE

SOPHYE

SOPHYE

Interior areas were designed by Cristiano Gatto with accommodation in one full-beam master suite, situated on the main deck, together with four additional guest staterooms located on the lower deck (two queen and two twin). All suites boast great storage space, refrigerators, entertainment systems as well as en suite bathroom facilities.

SOPHYE by Astondoa

SOPHYE by Astondoa

Astondoa Century 110 GLX

Astondoa Century 110 GLX

A crew of six ensures impassable service on board. SOPHYE has been fitted with two MTU 16V2000M84 engines, providing this brand-new Century 110 GLX yacht with a top speed of 24 knots and allowing her to cruise at 20 knots.

Century 110 GLX

Century 110 GLX

Astondoa Century 110 GLX SOPHYE

Astondoa Century 110 GLX yacht SOPHYE

Sporty Charter Yacht SAINT (ex MATES) Available in Turkey and Greece

January 13, 2016

Measuring 34 metres, the sporty charter yacht SAINT (ex MATES) is now available for Eastern Mediterranean vacations in Turkey and Greece, accommodating up to eight charter guests. SAINT is not only stylish, but also offers great speed of up to 28 knots, making her an ideal vessel for island hopping or moving from port to port in no time!

Luxury motor yacht SAINT (ex Mates)

Luxury motor yacht SAINT (ex Mates)

SAINT’s modern and airy interior includes a spacious main saloon with comfortable sofas, an inviting formal dining area with seating for up to eight guests. In addition, there is an entertainment centre with TV/SAT, DVD/VCR/CD.

MATES - Fun on the Foredeck

MATES - Fun on the Foredeck

her exterior features a spacious aft deck, perfect for relaxation as well as al fresco dining around a large round table seating eight guests. There is also a comfortable lounging and seating area to unwind or sunbathe or enjoy a cocktail or two in the evening.

MATES - Aft Deck 2

MATES - Aft Deck 2

The forward deck boasts large padded sound lounging area, representing another possibility for sunbathing and relaxation.

MATES - Saloon

MATES - Saloon

Accommodation is provided in the lower deck and includes one master stateroom with a queen bed, a shower, a walk-in wardrobe, a vanity and a safe. As well as a LCD TV, CD and a DVD player. The VIP stateroom has a queen bed, a shower and LCD TV, CD and DVD player. Additionally, there are two twin cabins with their own shower, and once again LCD TV, CD and DVD player. The lower deck also features the galley, where you private Chef prepares sumptuous dishes to accommodate your and your party’s desires and tastes.

MATES - Master Cabin

MATES - Master Cabin

For more info on luxury yacht SAINT, get in touch with out experienced broker who will be able to provide you with additional detains as well as advise you on her availability in Turkey or Greece.

Motor Yacht SAINT (Ex Mates)

Year:2004 (Refit n/a)  L.O.A.:34.20m (112' 2")  Beam:7.20m (23' 7") 
Max Speed:28 knots  Cruise Speed:22 knots  Engines:2 X MTU 2285 hp 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Race attended by impressive fleet of 108 yachts

January 05, 2016

The 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, which took place last month, was attended by an impressive fleet of 108 yachts, and was marked by the most dramatic weather and racing conditions this iconic race has seen in over a decade. The event attracted a record number of international entries, including the first ever Chinese boats.

Line Honours Winner of the 2015 RSHYR - Comance - Photo by Rolex Stefano Gattini

Line Honours Winner of the 2015 RSHYR – Comanche – Photo by Rolex/Stefano Gattini

Hometown favourites, the 100-foot maxis Wild Oats XI and Perpetual Loyal, were among the casualties of the first night, dashing their hopes of a line honours win. Bob Oatley’s team limped backed to Sydney after thrashing their mainsail, devastated not to have been able to add another line honours win to Wild Oats XI’s historic collection of eight titles. This would bode well for Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s Comanche, the 100-foot maxi which debuted at the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.

Kirsty Hinze-Clark, co-owner of Comanche with Rolex Yacht-Master II for Line Honours Win - Photo by Rolex Kurt Arrigo

Kirsty Hinze-Clark, co-owner of Comanche with Rolex Yacht-Master II for Line Honours Win – Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

In fact, S/Y Comanche took line honours in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, completing the 628 NM course in 2 days, 9 hours, 58 minutes and 30 seconds and representing the first American entry to take line honours since 1998. Dockside at Constitution Wharf in Hobart, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark celebrated, lifting the Illingworth Cup high. “It was really grueling. Pure terror at one stage. Excitement and now just total joy. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done,” said Comanche’s co-owner Hinze-Clark, the first female owner to take line honours in this race.

Overall Winner Paul Clitheroe and Balance Crew - Photo by Rolex Stefano Gattini

Overall Winner Paul Clitheroe and Balance Crew – Photo by Rolex/Stefano Gattini

The overall winner of the 2015 race has become Australia’s most famous financial guru and his crew on board Balance. Her crew were presented with the coveted Tattersall’s Cup and the engraved Rolex Yacht Master timepiece. “I started sailing at eight years old in a sabot, on a lake. But it’s stuff like this that makes you think this is an amazing sport. It makes kids jump in a little boat and take on a healthy sport.  In what other sport do you know that if you are in trouble in the middle of the night, your competitor is going to stop and come to help. I’m proud to be a part of our sport. I am proud of my team and the people in this community.  I’m honoured to win this trophy and sail with these folks, my crew. It’s an absolute privilege,” said Balance’s owner, Paul Clitheroe.

As the 71st edition came to an end, there was a tremendous sense of achievement shared among the participants, with their sights and hopes already set on for a return to Rolex Sydney Hobart on Boxing Day 2016.

M/Y FIRECRACKER Available for Yacht Charter in West Med

January 05, 2016

The striking Sunseeker Predator 84′ motor yacht FIRECRACKER is available for yacht charter in the Western Mediterranean. She is based in Antibes, offering personalised itineraries that includes destinations such as the French Riviera, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily or Naples. She is available from EUR€43,000 – EUR€48,000 per week plus expenses. 

FIRECRACKER

FIRECRACKER

Western Mediterranean is a great place to spend your vacation, as it offers variety of options from glamorous ports and chic small seaside towns, to breath-taking islands with private secluded beaches. Enjoy shopping, dining, dancing and clubbing on the French Riviera, visit Nice, Cannes, Monaco or St Tropez; or escape to the mesmerising Costa Smeralda on the Island of Sardinia and take advantage of the endless possibilities for relaxation your yacht and the surrounding areas have on offer.

Portofino - Italy - Photo by Kasia Palac

Portofino – Italy – Photo by Kasia Palac

FIRECRACKER was launched in 2011 by the well-known UK manufacturer Sunseeker and measures 26,49 metres (86’9”). Accommodation on board this stylish vessel is offered in four spacious cabins to eight guests in total.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-8

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-8

Clever use of space is one of the main characteristics of this boat, with light and spacious interior, open-plan dining and saloon, light cream leather sofas, warm honey woods as well as large panoramic windows brining in plenty of natural light.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-19

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-19

Outside deck areas also offer plenty of space, perfect for relaxation, hanging out with friends and family or for an unforgettable al fresco dining experience. The aft deck, in addition to a dining table, boasts large sun pads for sunbathing and followed by steps that continue down to the extended swim platform.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-11

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-11

Another great area to socialise or escape is the foredeck, which is accessible from either port or starboard side decks and boasts yet another al fresco dining option as well as a large sun pad. Both, the aft and the foredeck feature optional Bimini.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-3

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER-3

FIRECRACKER’s flybridge offers two seats next to the captain, for that bird’s eye view with additional seating behind. This luxury yacht is fitted with two MTU 16V 2000 M94 diesel engines, allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 35 knots and cruise comfortably at 24 knots.

Motor Yacht FIRECRACKER

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:

New HEDONIST CONVERTIBLE yacht by Art of Kinetik

December 28, 2015

The new HEDONIST CONVERTIBLE represents another innovative and unique creation by Art of Kinetik, that pride themselves on creating yachts by the way of remaining the entire concept of a luxury boat, ready to rethink the artistic process that leads to the yacht’s final look. They are known for their respect to tradition of brining high quality art and share the belief that “outstanding pieces are no to be produced often, but rather crafted with great dedication and competence”.

Hedonist Convertible, Venice

Hedonist Convertible, Venice

The HEDONIST CONVERTIBLE is an excellent example of the incredible dedication the designers have for the finest details. The new vessel will feature MAN engines that will generate the smooth and exhilarating power to match the Art of Kinetik’s pulse-racing looks. Featuring smooth and striking lines, great attention has also been paid to her interiors. There are numerous fine details such a custom made fuel tank caps, cleats, chocks and retractable deck ladders.

Hedonist Convertible by Art of Kinetik

Hedonist Convertible by Art of Kinetik

HEDONIST CONVERTABLE

Length Overall [m\ft] 20/65
Beam Overall [m\ft] 6/20
Draft [m\ft] 1,25 / 3,7
Displacement full load [kg\lb] 38000/83776
Accommodation 2+3
Max persons on board 12
Hull type Planning Hull Monohedron Planning Hull
Certification – Notified body RINA S.p.A.
Navigation category (2003/44/EC) CE category “B”
Engines 2 x 1920 hp MTU V12 2000 M94
Propulsion 2 x Rolls Royce 40A3 water jets
Fuel tank [l\gal] 2 x 2500 / 2×660
Fresh water tank [l\gal] 1000/265
Top speed [kn] 48
Cruising speed [kn]38
Fuel consumption at top speed 750/198
Fuel consumption at cruising speed 520/138
Range at top speed [nm] 320
Range at cruising speed [nm] 370
Tender boat AOK custom made PWC
Control and monitoring system Boning Automationstechnologie

New Renderings and Video of Striking and Sporty Pershing 140 Yacht

December 28, 2015

New renderings and a video of the striking and sporty Pershing 140 yacht have been released by the Ferretti Group and Fulvio De Simoni. Pershing 140 represents the latest Pershing vessel, measuring 42,53-metres designed by Fulvio De Simoni, the founder of Italprojects, who have designed all Pershing models since 1985. This innovative and elegant flagship yacht was first unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in September,  and is the largest and most charming Pershing ever, scheduled for launch in 2018. She will be the first Pershing built in alloy, featuring the already iconic  design elements that make every Pershing a truly unique yacht. Enjoy the photos and the video below.

Pershing 140 - aerial view

Pershing 140 – aerial view

Pershing 140 - bow

Pershing 140 – bow

Pershing 140 - portside view

Pershing 140 – portside view

Pershing 140 running

Pershing 140 running

Pershing 140 portside view

Pershing 140 portside view

Pershing 140 - running view

Pershing 140 – running view

Sleek 100-foot super maxi yacht COMANCHE arrives in Australia to participate in Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

December 21, 2015

The sleek 100-foot super maxi COMANCHE has recently reached Australia to once again participate in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race. She has arrived in Sydney under the expert shipping and handling of Peters & May UK. Aurora Global Logistics, one of Australia’s leading international yacht transport companies, then took over to ensure a smooth discharge and delivery.

COMANCHE touches down thanks to Aurora Global Logistics

COMANCHE touches down thanks to Aurora Global Logistics

Aurora Global Logistics was responsible for handling of Customs and Quarantine formalities, discharging of the vessel directly to water, 45-metre mast and purpose-built shipping cradle to barge, as well as 3 x 40-foot containers of sails and equipment by road.

“As a 100 percent Australian-owned and operated marine logistics provider, we are extremely proud to be associated with such an iconic sailing yacht and would like to wish the team the very best of luck in their second attempt at winning line honours in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart,” says Kane Bygrave, co-director of Aurora Global Logistics.

COMANCHE destined for Rolex Sydney Hobart - CREDIT ROLEX Carlo Borlenghi

COMANCHE destined for Rolex Sydney Hobart – CREDIT ROLEX/Carlo Borlenghi

Line honours in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is high on the list of coveted crowns for this high-tech racing yacht, following a US and European season marked by success and a record. COMANCHE claimed line honours in the Transatlantic Race from Newport to the Lizard, where she set a new 24-hour sailing record for a monohull, 618.01 nautical miles, an average of more than 25 knots.

First Atlantic crossing successfully completed by Baltic 115’ NIKATA – A sleek and fast racer/cruiser by superyacht design studio Nauta Design

December 15, 2015

The recently launched Baltic 115’ NIKATA has successfully completed her first Atlantic crossing, reaching thrilling 28,8-knot speeds. She is currently in the Caribbean well in advance of her scheduled regatta debut. The latest sleek and fast all-carbon custom performance racer/cruiser comes from the drawing board of the prestigious superyacht design Nauta Design, in partnership with judel/vrolijk & co.

Baltic 115' NIKATA by Nauta Design - Photo by Guido Cantini

Baltic 115′ NIKATA by Nauta Design – Photo by Guido Cantini

The dramatically elegant, sleek, silver-hulled 88 ton NIKATA was built by Baltic Yachts for speed and elegance in safety and comfort. Nauta Design were responsible for the general concept, exterior styling and interior design, while naval architects judel/vroljik & co designed the hull and water lines.

Luxury yacht NIKATA at full speed - Photo by Guido Cantini

Luxury yacht NIKATA at full speed – Photo by Guido Cantini

Destined for an experienced yachtsman, NIKATA is an innovative and competitive vessel with winning potential. With a pre-preg carbon performance hull and aggressive lines optimized for speed, she boasts a relatively light displacement of 88 tons, a powerful sail plan and notable stability thanks to a lifting keel that extends from 3,65 m to 5,85 m.

NIKATA - Exterior - Photo by Guido Cantini

NIKATA – Exterior – Photo by Guido Cantini

Internally, NIKATA offers a light and bright saloon, thanks to top and side windows. There is a professional bar area for relaxing after racing and a comfortable chill-out/TV area for recovering. All fittings and furnishings are in lightweight yet durable composite panels veneered in oak and upholstery and wall panels are in light coloured linen for a style that is simple and pared down yet elegant and soothing to the eye.

NIKATA by night - Photo by Guido Cantini

NIKATA by night – Photo by Guido Cantini

The interior layout is composed of a large and elegant Owner’s cabin and three generous guest cabins. Crew areas include a functional and spacious galley, a double cabin for the Captain, two other cabins and a comfortable crew mess. The “Owner forward” layout places all crew and operational areas aft so that crew and guest areas are kept separate and the crew can have quick access from interior to deck and vice versa.

NIKATA by Baltic Yachts and Nauta Design - Photo by Guido Cantini

NIKATA by Baltic Yachts and Nauta Design – Photo by Guido Cantini

Externally, NIKATA offers huge sunbed areas and the highly innovative fold-out stern platform. This feature was engineered and designed by Nauta and built by Baltic to incorporate a wide set of steps along with a swimming area so that guests can easily reach the main deck and large cockpit. In the stowed position this teak-laid platform seamlessly becomes part of the aft deck.

See more charter yachts with design by Nauta Design.