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Superyacht Be Mine relaunched after 12-week refit

July 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Oceania Marine has announced the relaunch of 40m/132ft Lurssen luxury yacht BE MINE at its facilities in Port Whangarei, New Zealand, following a 12-week refit.

Luxury yacht BE MINE at the Oceania Marine facilities in Whangarei, New Zealand

Luxury yacht BE MINE at the Oceania Marine facilities in Whangarei, New Zealand

The Managing Director of Oceania Marine, Martin Gleeson, commented on the recent results of the refit: “I congratulate everyone involved on putting this project together then executing it to achieve what has to be an excellent outcome for the owner. I spoke to skipper Mikael Andersson and he said we have a great team and have done a great job. Like almost any refit, unexpected works emerged but the team adapted and kept things on track”.

Working closely with the crew of BE MINE as well as the owner’s representatives, Diverse Projects, the team at Ocean Marine kept to a tight schedule of 12 weeks to complete the refit, which involved a survey of all her electrical and engineering equipment as well as her fabrication, plus a repaint of her hull and other touch-up areas. The work was completed by Oceania Marine Engineering Services and Oceannia Marine Coatings respectively.

Oceania Marine has completed the majority of work refitting Lurssen superyacht BE MINE, and she will return to cruising shortly

Oceania Marine has completed the majority of work refitting Lurssen superyacht BE MINE, and she will return to cruising shortly

The remainder of the refit will be completed in the water before she returns to active use.

The 43-metre S/Y Bella Ragazza Relaunched and Ready for Charter in South-East Asia

May 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

After an extensive refit, the 43-metre luxury sailing superyacht Bella Ragazza was relaunched from Oceania Marine’s Shipyard in New Zealand. Over the 4-months refit, sailing yacht Bella Ragazza received a new teak deck maintenance work on the rig and refurbished interior. Looking fantastic, she is ready to cruise the waters of New Caledonia and South East Asia in summer 2017.

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyards

Built to the design of Dubois Yachts at Vitters Shipyard in Holland in 2004, Bella Ragazza has a distinctive accommodation layout for a yacht of her size. She can accommodate 10 charter guests in 5 well-appointed cabins. Her incredible interior by Rhoades Young Design has been maintained to the highest standards, which included some work carried out during her refits in 2010, 2014 and 2017.

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

The decor is simple, yet tasteful, with soft colours and lovely furnishing. Welcoming ambience onboard invites charter guests into the living spaces, where there is plenty of room for dining, entertainment and leisure.

Accommodation is offered in 5 cabins in the following layout: owner’s stateroom, three double and two twin cabins.

Bella Ragazza- Sailing

Bella Ragazza- Sailing

The large salon is separated into two parts: deck salon, which offers awe-inspiring views, and lower salon, which is an ideal place for lounging and dining. Sailing yacht Bella Ragazza has all the latest technology for entertainment on board: there is a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and Bose sound system.

“Incredible yacht charter experience is provided aboard charter sailing yacht Bella Ragaza, as she features an outstanding combination of seaworthiness and plenty of interior living spaces. Available from EUR€ 91,000.00 per week plus expenses you can charter Bella Ragaza in tropical Micronesia and the Philippines from July 2017. Contact CharterWorld now to find out more.”

Bella Ragazza- Sailing Away

Bella Ragazza- Sailing Away

A variety of water toys is provided onboard to ensure charter guests will enjoy the water activities to the fullest. Carbon fibre kayaks, snorkelling equipment, guests and crew tenders are just some of the items stored in the garage for leisure activities.

It was certainly a busy time for Oceania Marine, as right after this project, the next one needed to be commenced. Superyacht Be Mine is now undergoing a major refit based in the facilities of Oceania Marine in Port Whangarei.

Oceania Marine Group Managing Director, Martin Gleeson commented:

“For some years our company has been promoting New Zealand and, in particular, Port Whangarei as a world class refit option for the superyacht fleet. That promotion together with a very successful record of projects completed at Oceania Marine shipyards places us as one of the top choices, internationally, for refits. We have also grown the Groups capabilities to the extent that we can now deliver all aspects of a complete rebuild including removal and replacement of the yacht’s interior if required.” 

Gadji bay, Pines Island, New Caledonia. Photo by Flickr/mathieu

Gadji bay, Pines Island, New Caledonia. Photo by Flickr/mathieu

Incredible yacht charter experience is provided aboard charter sailing yacht Bella Ragaza, as she features an outstanding combination of seaworthiness and plenty of interior living spaces. Available from EUR€ 91,000.00 per week plus expenses you can charter Bella Ragaza in tropical Micronesia and the Philippines from July 2017. Contact CharterWorld now to find out more.

Bella Regazza also has availability for Christmas 2017 in Thailand and Malaysia. Luxury charter yachts are booking up fast this yer, so do not miss out on the opportunity to secure the dates now.

Motor Yacht Dusur Extended to 51m and Ready for the Mediterranean Season

April 27, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Motor yacht Dusur has undergone a refit at Bilgin shipyard in Turkey. Dusur has been lengthened and is now measuring 51.8 metres. She was originally launched in 2015 as a 49.9-metre motor yacht built according to the design by H2 Yacht Design Studio. The newly-extended superyacht beach club area makes her a truly luxurious superyacht over 50 metres.

Bigin Yachts motor yacht Dusur

Bigin Yachts motor yacht Dusur

Dusur is a beautiful motor yacht from the Bilgin 164 series, which was built for a Saudi businessman. The exterior spaces onboard Dusur are wide-open, offering fantastic entertainment and an alfresco dining experience.

Motor yacht Dusur undergoing refit at Bilgin shipyard

Motor yacht Dusur undergoing refit at Bilgin shipyard

A large movie theatre, hammam and gymnasium are among the many luxury amenities.

Motor-yacht-Dusur-Gym

Motor-yacht-Dusur-Gym

Her interior capacity is larger than most yachts of the same size. She can sleep 12 guests in 6 opulent cabins. The owners master suite is located on the main deck, while four guests cabins are found on the lower deck. There is also plenty of room to accommodate a crew of 6.

Luxury-yacht-Dusur-Dining

Luxury-yacht-Dusur-Dining

Dusur-Yacht-Upper-Deck-Diwaniya

Dusur-Yacht-Upper-Deck-Diwaniya

Dusur-superyacht-Guest-Cabin-

Dusur-superyacht-Guest-Cabin-

Powered by two CAT 3512C engines, Dusur can reach a top speed of 16 knots. Long cruising distances are possible at the speed of 12 knots, thanks to her 108,000-litre fuel capacity.

Dusur is ready for the Mediterranean summer season, the best time to charter luxury superyachts. Contact our brokers now for more information.

Western Mediterranean Charter Yacht DESTINY showcases new interiors by Laura Pomponi

March 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex ILONA) is now available for Western Mediterranean charter throughout the summer season after a comprehensive refit with new interiors by Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects – a long established name in the yacht building industry. Built by Heesen in 2007 and last refitted in 2016, she represents an excellent opportunity to charter a finely crafted superyacht with plenty of fantastic amenities on board.

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

The owner requested an ‘all white’ yacht with a modern minimalist aesthetic to display his artwork, where functionality was foremost. Given a time frame of just over three months, Laura Pomponi took the design from concept to realisation, contacting suppliers and contractors to complete the interiors within the scheduled window.

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY 

The result is a brilliantly bright interior that takes full advantage of the natural light using reflective metallic and glass surfaces. This effect is particularly distinct in the main salon and dining area, where the vibrant artwork and the warm tones of the wooden flooring integrate perfectly into the design. Laura Pomponi adds to the gallery ambience through the ‘waving’ dining table and ‘glowing’ coffee table in three pieces to catch the eye of charter guests.

MY DESTINY - Salon

MY DESTINY – Salon

The salon towards the main deck aft benefits from the floor to ceiling silver foil finish panels and sliding doors, with views stretching far beyond the alfresco dining area on the port, aft and starboard sides. While the children are watching a film on the widescreen TV, which can be hidden away seamlessly when not in use, adult family members can enjoy relaxing in the afternoon sun.

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

There are plenty of dining options throughout luxury yacht DESTINY, and visitors to the sundeck will discover an immaculate environment for alfresco dining. The sun pads and shaded Jacuzzi will see use throughout the day, yet it’s in the evening when the sundeck becomes the most atmospheric: Underfloor lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere and the glow from the Jacuzzi will tempt more than one charter guest on a hot summer night.

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

The choice selection of water toys will entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels and consists of a jet-ski, a windsurfer, a Waverunner and 2 inflatable kayaks.

MY DESTINY - Master suite

MY DESTINY – Master suite

Design details across the accommodation include bespoke wall lights, handmade foil recesses on the ceiling and wallpaper on all of the headboards in each cabin. The accommodation layout will sleep up to 10 guests in 5 cabins: 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 children’s cabin. An experienced crew of 5 will ensure that every guest is well taken care of throughout the journey.

Superyacht DESTINY is available for Western Mediterranean destinations from €105,000-€119,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to book your summer dates and avoid disappointment.

Relaunched: Superyacht AIR Looks More Beautiful Than Ever

January 18, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

MOTOR YACHT AIR, admired by superyacht photographers and enthusiasts, appeared with a new striking look. After spending 9 weeks at Monaco Marine, she has now been re-launched and is looking more beautiful than ever. Air’s new matt black hull created an even more sophisticated look, which makes her standout in the line of other large yachts.

MY Air on water after repaint @MonacoMarine

MY Air on water after repaint @MonacoMarine

Originally launched in 2011 by one of the leading yacht builder Feadship, superyacht Air was moved to a refit facility under a thorough management of a highly professional team at Monaco Marine in October 2016, where a large group of experienced painters did a fabulous work. To achieve a desired result covering a thousand square metres, Monaco Marine in collaboration with Rolling Stock carried out the project in a climate-controlled environment, which provided great conditions for work. The project was completed a week ahead of schedule for the stunningly looking Air to head out for charter.

Repaint detail MY Air @MonacoMarine

Repaint detail MY Air @MonacoMarine

Scaffoldings around MY Air @MonacoMarine

Scaffoldings around MY Air @MonacoMarine

Air’s interior design is spacious, with brightly lit with natural light common areas, which flow outside through large windows and open doorway to similarly voluminous outdoor living areas. Measuring 81 metres and with a beam of 11.6 metres, Air features plenty of luxury facilities on board making her guests’ experience on board absolutely fantastic. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 luxury cabins.

 

PENDENNIS SEND WORD: REFIT OF M.Y. CONSTANCE COMPLETE

August 22, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

PR: Pendennis Shipyard has just completed an extensive 17-month refit of the 46.33m motor yacht Constance, which was originally built by Feadship as Paminusch in 1986. Arriving initially in Falmouth as Jana, she was delivered by cargo ship in December 2014, and entered into the 90m Hall 1 at Pendennis in March 2015 following refit preparation works. At that time Constance still retained many of her original 30-year old systems and engine-room equipment, and a surveyor’s report made the boat uninsurable. The remit for the refit was to ensure the structural integrity of the yacht complied to offshore cruising requirements, to modernise systems and equipment not only improve efficiency but also to comply to emission regulations, and to refresh the interiors to the style of the new Owners. This project was undertaken completely in-house by the specialist trades at Pendennis, with Yacht Management provided by Master Yachts.

 Constance


Constance

During her time at Pendennis all bridge and engine room equipment and systems were replaced, whilst insulation was improved throughout and tanking systems refabricated as necessary.

Refurbishment of the Owner and Guest areas was carried out by Pendennis’ interior design team, with existing woodwork removed, restored and meticulously reinstated by Pendennis’ Joinery team. Bringing the yacht up to current regulatory requirements including the latest MCA Large Yacht code “unrestricted Service” was of key concern, particularly as Constance was previously limited to short range use only. Special attention was paid to damage stability; this required the addition of further watertight compartment subdivisions to meet the most up to date regulations.

The crew area, galley, and laundry had a more extensive overhaul as the whole area was rebuilt and new galley and service equipment integrated, complemented by bespoke-made built-in furniture, resulting in a completely modernized crew area. Externally two new deck cranes were installed and new teak decking laid across all areas. A full topsides, bulwarks and superstructure repaint by the specialist paint team completed the refresh of the boat.

M/Y Coral Ocean returns to seas after refit

August 08, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

72.5m/238ft superyacht CORAL OCEAN (ex.CORAL ISLAND) is back on the water after a refit at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany. Built in 1994 and last refitted in 2009, her latest, timely update comes with the approach of the Monaco Yacht Show, where she will be on display.

The following footage shows superyacht CORAL OCEAN being tested on the water. Able to accommodate 12 guests and 22 crew, she makes an ideal luxury charter for any destination in the Mediterranean. Video courtesy of Dr Duu:

Luxury yacht CORAL OCEAN will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show from the 28th of September until the 1st of October. Contact CharterWorld to find out more about her availability after these dates.

Yacht Coral Ocean

Yacht Coral Ocean

After 2015 refit, 112m Le Grand Bleu returns to the seas

June 22, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

A familiar sight in the Mediterranean and Caribbean for the past 16 years, Le Grand Bleu was and still is one of the most resilient and versatile luxury yachts chartering the world’s oceans. Built in 2000 at Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Germany, Le Grand Bleu returned home for an extensive refit and maintenance in the final quarter of 2015. She has recently been sighted in Southampton, UK after completing her refit.

As LE GRAND BLEU arrived in the port of Southampton, the change to her superficial appearance was noticeable:

Megayacht Le Grand Bleu - Stefano Pastrovich

Megayacht LE GRAND BLEU – preceding 2015 refit

Megayacht LE GRAND BLEU in 2016 – post refit. Photos by Robert of Hythe and Glyn Lowe

Apart from an overall cleaner, brighter appearance, LE GRAND BLEU now sports a white and grey waterline bootstrap that offsets the darker shade of the hull. LE GRAND BLEU will no doubt be seen cruising the Mediterranean and Caribbean hot spots later this year: watch out for her so that you may compare the changes for yourself.

Photo by Robert of Hythe and Glyn Lowe 

 

Port of Southampton, UK – Photo by Robert of Hythe and Glyn Lowe

 

 

Newly-Refitted M/Y SAMJA For Charter in West Med’s Italy and French Riviera

May 24, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The newly-refitted and exceptional 40M luxury motor yacht SAMJA, built by ISA Yachts is currently available for fantastic charter vacation in the Western Mediterranean, including the Italy and the South of France. The yacht’s stylish semi-custom design and engineering, are the work of the respected naval architect Andrea Bacigalupo.

Samja

Samja

M/Y SAMJA boasts new and beautifully renovated indoor and outdoor areas, which have been refitted by Cristiano Gatto’s Design Team. Cristiano’s impressive reputation has grown among the super yacht community and he now works, with some of the world’s leading shipyards, such as, Heesen, ISA and Icon Yachts. The yacht’s luxurious and tasteful interior offers a chic and modern feel, which features cool contemporary tones, of cream, white, grey and chocolate brown.

SAMJA - al fresco dining on the aft deck

SAMJA – al fresco dining on the aft deck

SAMJA - flybridge

SAMJA – flybridge

With a width of 7.8M the ship has spacious accommodation, for 12 guests that comprises 2 large VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. SAMJA has a number of leisure facilities which make her the prefect yacht to entertain family and friends. One of her many entertainment areas is located on the aft deck, which seats 12 people and is an ideal spot to enjoy alfresco dining. The top deck offers another salon, sunbathing and bar area, which has a roomy layout and is enhanced by the classy cream and grey design. There is a crew of seven on board ensuring that guests may experience a relaxing and luxurious vacation.

SAMJA - main saloon

SAMJA – main saloon

SAMJA main saloon bar

SAMJA main saloon bar

Samja has a noteworthy performance, and is powered by twin Honeywell gas turbine engines, coupled to the engines are triple water jets. The yacht has a top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 22 knots. The HP is 11264 HP and her total Kilowatts are 8402. She has a shallow draft of 1.35m, which allows her to access most marinas and cruise in low tidal areas.

SAMJA - dining

SAMJA – dining

This outstanding yacht is available for charter in the West Mediterranean, at 135,000 euros per week plus expenses. Her experienced crew are on hand to attend to guests’ every need, from exquisite meals, to a leading choice of daily itineraries, in some of the world’s most exotic locations.

SAMJA - spacious master suite

SAMJA – spacious master suite

SAMJA master bathroom

SAMJA master bathroom

For those who wish to make trips ashore, she has a 3.5 m Castoldi tender while for guests enjoying watersports, there is a host of toys to choose from including jet skis, paddle boards, wakeboard, water skis and diving equipment. Samja’s remarkable facilities demonstrates she has something for everyone. For more information on SAMJA and her availability, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Star of David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Documentary 56m Explorer Yacht ALUCIA Refitted by Diverse Projects

May 04, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Diverse Projects, located in Auckland, New Zealand were once again chosen to refit the 56-metre research and exploration yacht ALUCIA, marking their third consecutive refit on this vessel. The yacht’s refit has started in San Francisco in December 2015, following the completion of the filming of the three-part BBC series: Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough.

Expedition Yacht ALUCIA following her refit in 2016

Expedition Yacht ALUCIA following her refit in 2016

The Diverse team were selected for their broad experience in complex refits with demanding timeframes and moved to San Francisco for the duration of the refit. The project started in December 2015 and was finished at the beginning of March this year.

The extensive job included interior works, engine and machinery services and entire hull paint job. Multiple systems were also upgraded from the bridge through all areas of ALUCIA, as well as her five-year regulatory needs were also attended to.

ALUCIA under refit in New Zealand by Diverse Projects in 2016

ALUCIA under refit in New Zealand by Diverse Projects in 2016

The superyacht also features submarines on board, which play an important role in her exploration voyages. The refit project also included the rebuild of several submarines used in her iconic expeditions, which are now due for testing in Mexico.

The project management team kept to an exacting delivery schedule, with ALUCIA being re-launched on time at the end of February and departed on 13th March.

Diverse Projects’ are able to deliver refits on time thanks to the management software utilised by the company, Predict, which provides for easy, complete tracking of tasks, budget, interaction by the crew, shipyard and management teams, and offers the company successful delivery results.

ALUCIA was refitted by Diverse Projects three times to date, with an extensive upgrade in 2014 to stay in the survey for her multi-faced operational requirements. The work, carried out over 12 months, saw a completely refreshed yacht leave the yard. The refit took place at Bay Ship & Yacht Alameda, with Synchrolift able of hauling out vessels up to 1,200 tonnes and up to 62 metres, and dry dock lift capacity up to 3000 tonnes.

The team at DiverseProjects has enjoyed the challenges working on this very unique vessel over the last three years and wish all involved with her the best for their transit voyages in the Pacific Rim through to the Atlantic.

David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Trailer

Don’t forget to check out ALUCIA in the fantastic new documentary on the Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough, and get inspired to explore this amazing destination in Australia. If you would like to charter an expedition yacht or a luxury superyacht to cruise some of these breath-taking locations, feel free to contact us today.