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45m Cklass Yacht to be delivered by HYS Yachts soon

March 17, 2015

A former Japanese fisheries vessel, motor yacht Cklass has been converted into a beautiful 45-metre world explorer by HYS Yachts. Superyacht Cklass is just weeks away from sea trials and delivery. Her owner was so thrilled with the outcome of his shiny new 45 meter that he has decided to sell Cklass upon completion and order an 80 meter from HYS immediately.

45m explorer motor yacht Cklass nearing completion at HYS Yachts

45m explorer motor yacht Cklass nearing completion at HYS Yachts

The Cklass superyacht project includes a private owner’s penthouse suite, crow’s nest and Jacuzzi, a helideck (which doubles as an outdoor entertainment platform), four guest cabins, a tender deck complete with twin 6.5m tenders launched by dual beam-lifts, a four-deck guest elevator, zero-speed stabilizers, bow and stern thrusters, and a 10,000nm range.

HYS, a veteran of 14 major conversion projects and scores of refit contracts has significantly changed the game with their “Highbred” Cklass yacht project.

“Cklass is as close as you can get to a new build… without the price tag” said HYS President Mark Prangnell.  “What’s important to note about this project is that this isn’t a mere conversion as the yachting industry commonly understands the term; this project is more accurately described as a ‘Highbred’ yacht.”

“Our Highbred construction model… which we initiated with Cklass”, Prangnell continues “is much more efficient to build while affording the owner greater leeway in customizing the internal/external arrangement to their satisfaction.”

“A typical yacht conversion” HYS Naval Architect Simon Jupe explains, “essentially involves physically altering existing spaces within a vessel. Using a ‘Highbred’ project workflow, the only items we retain from the original vessel is the meticulously maintained Japanese Government hull and prime mover systems. Everything else – from deckhouse construction to exterior and interior fit-out to hotel services and all supporting equipment – is all brand new and as-per the owner’s requirement.”

Luxury expedition yacht Cklass will go on the market in early April for an asking price US $13.8m.

New 125m motor yacht Project TATIANA to be launched by Lurssen soon

March 17, 2015

The premier German shipyard, Lurssen, is expected to launch their all-new 125m motor yacht Project Tatiana (hull 13689) at their facility in Lemwerder before the end of the week. With delivery scheduled for late 2015, luxury mega yacht Tatiana is believed to have been designed by Martin Francis, with interior design by the late Alberto Pinto. Below is an image of the 103m superyacht Quantum Blue, launched last year. The official information and images of the latest Lurssen launch are still to be released by the shipyard.

104m super yacht Quantum Blue by Lurssen at launch - Photo credit to Marcus Meyer

104m super yacht Quantum Blue by Lurssen at launch – Photo credit to Marcus Meyer

Made of steel and aluminium, luxury superyacht Tatiana by Lurssen is believed to have a diesel-electric propulsion system. Once completed, she will rank among the top 10 largest yachts in the world.

Video of new 85m Explorer Yacht Concept by Vripack

March 17, 2015

Combining husky look with an ultra-sensible layout, the new 85m Explorer yacht concept has been recently unveiled by the prestigious Dutch design studio, Vripack. The 85m Vripack Explorer motor yacht concept is a purposeful Smit Tak ocean Tug, comfortably sleeping up to 14 guests and a numerous crew of 26 members. Below is a video showing the 85m Vripack Explorer concept, released by ‘perfect’.

Video of Benetti Tradition Supreme 108 motor yacht MY PARADIS underway

March 17, 2015

Luxury motor yacht MY PARADIS (hull BK001) represents the first Tradition Supreme 108 vessel, launched by the prestigious Italian shipyard Benetti in 2013. The 33-metre superyacht MY PARADIS has been superbly penned by Stefano Righini, with interior design by Francois Zuretti. Below is a video showing this beauty underway in Miami Beach, a beautiful Florida yacht charter destination. The video was released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Blohm+Voss to showcase new 80m motor yacht BV80 at London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show

March 17, 2015

The respected German shipyard, Blohm+Voss, will be showcasing the all-new motor yacht BV80 at stand A06 during the upcoming London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show 2015. Luxury mega yacht BV80 is a striking 80-metre semi-custom vessel, developed in partnership with Eidsgaard Design.

80m Blohm+Voss mega yacht BV80

80m Blohm+Voss mega yacht BV80

Insights, ideas and innovations applied during 137 years of German shipbuilding have now been concentrated into 80 metres.

Inspired by the iconic superyachts built by the company’s Hamburg yard, the new mega yacht BV80 takes the spirit and soul of Blohm+Voss and heads off in a new direction.

Its starting point is Blohm+Voss’ unwavering obsession with quality and the route to its maiden voyage takes in many opportunities for potential owners. While the hull, machinery and superstructure are pre-engineered, many areas and elements can be customised to the owner’s individual requirements. The layout and use of the owner and guest areas is completely flexible.

Potential owners may well see their design choices being implemented sooner than they expected. Following a long period of detailed, behind-closed-doors planning, the first superyacht BV80 is already at an advanced stage of development. Owners will be pleasantly surprised by its short lead-time.

Video preview of 52m Royal Huisman superyacht ELFJE and her St. Barths Bucket 2015 Debut

March 17, 2015

Delivered by Royal Huisman in the summer of 2014, the 52,36m (172’) NextGEN superyacht Elfje (hull 392) has confirmed her participation as an elegant and effective offshore flyer in the upcoming 2015 St.Barth’s Bucket Regatta, running in the lovely St. Barth yacht charter location, nestled in the Caribbean. Luxury sailing yacht Elfje is a majestic performance ketch, with exterior lines and interior layout by Hoek Design and interior styling by Redman Whiteley Dixon. She is not only beautiful to behold on the water with breath-taking aesthetics and amenities, but also presenting high-tech systems and performance to match.

Royal Huisman superyacht ELFJE under sail - Photo credit to Cory Silken

Royal Huisman superyacht ELFJE under sail – Photo credit to Cory Silken

Thanks to the Spirit of Tradition revival, enthusiasts of fine sailing yachts can now enjoy the spectacle of a host of elegant new classics in ports, on passage, and at regattas around the world starting with the debut of luxury yacht Elfje at the upcoming 2015 edition of the St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta.

Below is a video preview of super yacht Elfje sailing in the popular Caribbean yacht charter location, made by Acquafilms:

New 85m Explorer Motor Yacht Concept by Vripack

March 16, 2015

The prominent Dutch design studio, Vripack, has  proudly unveiled their latest 85m Explorer motor yacht concept. Designed for an experienced yachtsman, the 85m Vripack mega yacht is a purposeful Smit Tak ocean Tug, mixing up husky look with an ultra-sensible layout, thanks to her 18m high bow.

85m Explorer Superyacht Concept by Vripack - Image credit to Vripack

85m Explorer Superyacht Concept by Vripack – Image credit to Vripack

85m Vripack Explorer Yacht Concept - aft view - Image credit to Vripack

85m Vripack Explorer Yacht Concept – aft view – Image credit to Vripack

85m Vripack Explorer Yacht Concept from above - Image credit to Vripack

85m Vripack Explorer Yacht Concept from above – Image credit to Vripack

Technical Specifications of the 85m Vripack superyacht concept

Current name: 85 m Explorer

Type of vessel: Explorer Motor Yacht

Design number: 4944

Designer: Vripack Naval

Architect: Vripack

Structural Engineering: Vripack

Mechanical Engineering: Vripack

Interior Design: Vripack

Interior Engineering: Vripack

Builder: T.B.D.

Hull type: Round bilge

Materials: Steel, Aluminum

Classification: Lloyds registered

Engine: Caterpillar 3516B DITA – DE

Prop. Speed (cruising/max): 13 / 18 kts

Fuel capacity: 711000 ltrs

Fresh water capacity: 116000 ltrs

Grey / black water capacity: 19000 ltrs

Owner & Guest: 14 persons

Crew: 26 persons

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March 16, 2015

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New England Yacht Charter Aboard 116’ Holland Jachtbouw Sailing Yacht WHISPER

March 16, 2015

New England yacht charter aboard the 116-foot charter yacht Whisper provides a unique opportunity to unwind, and discover the picturesque coastlines and beautiful towns of this fantastic America yacht holiday destination. Launched by Holland Jachtbouw in 2003, the all-aluminium sailing yacht Whisper mixes up a timeless classic design with the modern comforts of a five-star hotel, complete with concierge services that go above and beyond. Whether it is over a week, 10 days or longer, each guest’s superyacht charter is carefully planned and customized by Whisper’s captain, crew, as well as private chef; in collaboration with a professional and experienced charter broker. 

The 116-foot sloop Whisper is available for charter in New England this summer.  (Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

The 116-foot sloop Whisper is available for rent in the lovely New England yacht charter destination this summer.
(Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

The Mediterranean yacht charter season generally runs from April to the end of October, but in the U.S. an equally provocative season plays out from June to September.

Sample 7-Day Itinerary for a New England Yacht Vacation:

Day One: The New England yacht charter adventure begins in historic Newport, Rhode Island. Guests take in the sights and sounds of Bowen’s and Bannister’s Wharves before heading to Newport Shipyard to meet Whisper’s Captain and Crew for a waterfront brunch at Belle’s. The yacht’s private chef serves a late afternoon lunch from the cockpit, while super yacht Whisper cruises south to Block Island for an overnight anchorage. Popular with summer tourists, the tiny island boasts a plethora of activities, including cycling, hiking, sailing and fishing. At the end of play, The Oar Restaurant is a must for mudslides and clam cakes.

Whisper’s spacious cockpit and deck provide ample room for entertaining large parties.  (Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

Charter yacht Whisper’s spacious cockpit and deck provide ample room for entertaining large parties.
(Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

Day Two: Guests take a trip into town for some shopping and exploring before soaking up some sun on Whisper’s deck as she cruises to the famous island retreat of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Before an al fresco dinner on board luxury yacht Whisper, guests visit Oak Bluffs to check out its ornate “Gingerbread Cottages” and downtown Edgartown for unique shopping opportunities.

Whisper Yacht’s spacious exterior

Whisper Yacht’s spacious exterior (Photo courtesy of Whisper)

Day Three: Martha’s Vineyard’s famed bus tours show off natural wonders such as the Gay Head Cliffs before Whisper sails guests to Chappaquiddick Island, off the eastern end of Martha’s Vineyard, for an afternoon of fishing, swimming and recreation using Whisper yacht’s many water toys, including inflatable paddle boards, wakeboards, water skis, snorkel gear and a 15-foot RIB tender. For dinner, the crew anchors in the harbor off Edgartown and ferries everyone to shore for island-brewed pints and live music at the Wharf Pub and Restaurant.

Whisper’s teak interior is adorned with intricate inlays and carvings and includes an upper pilothouse lounge (left) that boasts a full wet bar with panoramic views of the horizon

Whisper’ superyacht’s teak interior is adorned with intricate inlays and carvings and includes an upper pilothouse lounge that boasts a full wet bar with panoramic views of the horizon. (Photo courtesy of Whisper)

Day Four: Guests catch the sunrise sneaking into their staterooms and have the option of spending the morning catching up on emails from the onboard office or watching the news on the widescreen TV in the salon while the crew sails Whisper superyacht to Nantucket, Massachusetts for the next overnight adventure. Upon arrival, the crew motors everyone to Straight Wharf, where lunch at Toppers at the Wauwinet Inn provides unforgettable local cuisine and scenic views of Nantucket Bay. The afternoon is spent learning the history of the island at the Whaling Museum before a sunset dining experience onboard Whisper. For late night entertainment, everyone heads back to shore for live music at the Chicken Box.

a roomy salon (right) complete with a formal dining area.  (Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

A roomy salon aboard luxury yacht Whisper complete with a formal dining area.
(Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

Day Five: Sailing yacht Whisper’s guests spend the morning catching the rays at Brant Point Beach before renting bikes to trace the island’s many nooks and crannies, including the charming village of Siasconset, on the eastern end of Nantucket. The rest of the afternoon is spent in the lap of luxury, with a series of spa treatments at the five-star hotel White Elephant, followed by a seafood dinner at the Brant Point Grille.

Whisper sleeps six guests comfortably in its three spacious staterooms. The master suite (left) includes an office area and a private companionway.  (Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

Whisper yacht sleeps six guests comfortably in its three spacious staterooms. The master suite includes an office area and a private companionway.
(Photo Courtesy of Whisper)

Day Six: Guests awaken to the sounds of halyards clinking as the crew prepares for its cruise back to Newport. After the yacht docks at Newport Shipyard, everyone spends the late afternoon perusing art galleries and boutiques in Brick Alley and on lower Thames Street before heading to Bellevue Avenue to tour the Breakers and Marble House “Golden Era” mansions. A dinner of local oysters and other delicious fare at the Moorings Restaurant and Grill is a perfect way to enjoy the sunset over Newport Harbor.

Luxury charter yacht Whisper - Cabin (Photo courtesy of Whisper)

Luxury charter yacht Whisper – Cabin (Photo courtesy of Whisper)

Day Seven: The scenic views of Ocean Drive, which traces Newport’s storied waterfront, are taken in while heading to Castle Hill Inn to enjoy lobster rolls and champagne from an Adirondack chair on a sprawling oceanfront lawn. After lunch, it’s time for a short hike to the Inn’s 18th century watchtower (Castle Hill Light) located on the western-most tip of Newport before heading around the point to Gooseberry Beach for a beach barbeque.

More About Luxury Charter Yacht Whisper:

Whisper yacht’s three spacious staterooms sleep six guests comfortably. Its lavish master suite boasts an office area, ensuite facilities with a steam shower and a private companionway. The teak interior is adorned with intricate inlays and carvings and includes a roomy salon, complete with a formal dining area. The upper pilothouse lounge boasts a full wet bar with panoramic views of the horizon.

Luxury yacht Whisper is fully air-conditioned and its cockpit is equipped with an awning and large outdoor table for entertaining a flurry of guests. In terms of entertainment, Whisper has televisions in its master suite, pilothouse and main salon and offers WiFi and Cable. For water activities, a 15-foot motorboat, two kayaks, two paddleboards, a wakeboard, water skis and snorkel gear stand at the ready.

Superyacht Whisper charters for $65,000 per week (plus APA expenses) and is available for bookings in the New England yacht charter location from July 25 to September 1, 2015.

Video of Bilgin 132 ‘M’ Yacht

March 16, 2015

Luxury motor yacht ‘M’ is a unique 40-metre vessel, built by the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts in 2012. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, the Bilgin 132 ‘M’ yacht boasts striking modern lines and aggressive look, thanks to her vertical plumb style bow. Below is a video of the breath-taking ‘M’, made by ‘perfect’.