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Highly Anticipated Superyacht: CRN’s 74 m Yacht CLOUD 9

January 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The yachting world is anticipating a new star to be born later this month. The new superyacht by bespoke CRN was given the name CLOUD 9. When launched, Cloud 9 will become the second largest yacht built by the shipyard.

Rendering of the 74m mega yacht CRN Cloud 9

Rendering of the 74m mega yacht CRN Cloud 9

The latest image of the superyacht on the slipway in Ancona shows her amazing exterior design developed by Zuccon International Project. Although images of her interior are still unavailable, it is known that Winch Design was responsible for the superyacht’s interior styling.

The CRN 74 m Yacht CRN 131 Nearly Ready to Launch

The CRN 74 m Yacht CRN 131 Nearly Ready to Launch

Accommodation on board will be provided for 12 guests and a crew of 28. Six luxurious and comfortable cabins will include a master suite and 5 double cabins. Some of Cloud 9’s stunning features include a beach club, a helipad, a wine-tasting area and a very special facility for the owner, the tree-room to maintain the owners Bonsai collection.

Powered by twin CAT 3516 engines she will be able to reach a top speed of 16.5 kn and a crossing speed of 15 kn.

Many details of the yachts still remain disclosed. However, the name give to this 74-metre superyacht implies that she is expected to be not less successful than the previous yacht by CRN named Cloud 9, which was sold and renamed Ice Angel (currently available for charters).

CRN Yachts certainly have a busy schedule ahead, as they are also working on the construction of the 79m CRN 135, the 62m CRN 137 and the 50m Superconero.

An official launch of Could 9 is expected in late January 2017. This stunning superyacht is likely to become a charter yacht, and surely, she would make one of the best charter yachts.

 

Charter superyacht Samadhi in the Bahamas and Cuba this winter

January 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

When you’re searching for fun in the sun, award-winning 61m/200ft luxury yacht SAMADHI (ex.APRIL FOOL) is ready in the Bahamas with three decks filled with entertainment. Built by Feadship in 2006 and refitted in 2014, this beautiful yacht was designed for entertainment for all ages and all levels of physical intensity, with everything from a child and adult’s Aquaglide jungle gym to a private home cinema.

Luxury yacht SAMADHI

Luxury yacht SAMADHI

Warm and welcoming from the moment you step aboard, each room underwent a comprehensive refit by Remi Tessier in 2014. The main salon is designed as much for functionality as beauty: striking pale wood compliments the soft furnishings, which have been arranged for socialisation between all 10 guests.

Yacht SAMADHI - Salon

Yacht SAMADHI - Salon

The dining room located forward of the main salon offers warm surroundings with atmospheric lighting for evening dining, and an abundance of natural light from the windows throughout the day.

Yacht SAMADHI - Formal dining

Yacht SAMADHI - Formal dining

To the aft, the large deck hosts the main table for alfresco dining: seating up to 8 people, the sheltered area can be brightly lit for when guests want to remain outside and enjoy the night air.

Yacht SAMADHI - Alfresco dining

Yacht SAMADHI - Alfresco dining

The sundeck is the best place to work on your tan and enjoy the breathtaking coastline of Cuba. As well as being filled with sunpads, the sundeck has a Jacuzzi with unspoiled views, a wet bar and casual seating for friends and family to gather.

Yacht SAMADHI - Sundeck

Yacht SAMADHI - Sundeck

For exercise, the on board gym has everything needed for cardio routines. The water toys will delight the whole family, with Waverunners, kayaks, wakeboards, paddleboards, fishing gear, scuba diving and snorkelling gear to choose from.

Accommodation includes a full beam Master suite, three VIP staterooms, a double cabin and an optional nanny room. Luxury yacht SAMADHI has a lift for easy access across the floors in addition to a staircase.

Yacht SAMADHI - Master suite

Yacht SAMADHI - Master suite

For an evening of escapism, there is a dedicated audio visual room close the the Master suite and her relaxation facilities include a sauna and a spa room for massage therapy.

Yacht SAMADHI - Massage table

Yacht SAMADHI - Massage table

Superyacht SAMADHI is available in the Bahamas and Cuba this winter from €360,000 per week plus expenses. She will also be available in the Western Mediterranean in summer, from Croatia across to the Balearic Islands of Spain. For more information on M/Y SAMADHI or to find a yacht for your favoured destination, contact CharterWorld today.

Official photos and info on the huge 98m mega yacht AVIVA released by Abeking & Rasmussen

January 13, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The official news regarding the launch of the massive 98-metre mega yacht AVIVA have been released by the yacht’s builder, Abeking & Rasmussen this morning. AVIVA has hit the water in the second week of January and represents the largest ever superyacht constructed by the German shipyard.

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

She was launched by means of a sophisticated launching system where a large pontoon from Norway had been shipped in and moored in front of the new construction shed. A dedicated hydraulic platform trailer with 60 wheels combined with a winch transported the impressive 98 metres of the vessel slowly but steadily onto the pontoon. The entire operation was planned well ahead, taking several weeks to organise.

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA during launch

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA during launch

As mentioned in the previous articles, Reymond Langton Design were the masterminds behind her design, collaborating with Toby Silverton on AVIVA’s exterior, they have come up with an elegant, sleek yacht with characteristic lines.

A&R 98m AVIVA

A&R 98m AVIVA

A&R 98m superyacht AVIVA

A&R 98m superyacht AVIVA

One of the most impressive features of her modern yet mystical interior is the full-size padel tennis court measuring 20m x 10m x 6m.

As a result of extensive new research and testing her sturdy and curvaceous hull provides for superior seakeeping abilities combined with a 20% decrease in drag. Less engine output is required, fuel consumption is significantly lower and she can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. The hybrid drive system enables AVIVA to run at up to 11 knots without the use of the main engines, using electric motors only. This means her cruising is smooth, silent and environmentally beneficial, providing great comfort to her owner and guests aboard.

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA

The 98-metre was launched in a record time of 33 months from the signing of the contract, which is very unusual for the size of this project. Thanks to this experience and additional detailed planning, A&R will be able to deliver future superyachts in even less time. Following her sea trials, which are due to start shortly, AVIVA is scheduled for delivery in spring 2017.

A&R 98m Yacht AVIVA

A&R 98m Yacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen superyacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen superyacht AVIVA

98m mega yacht AVIVA

98m mega yacht AVIVA

WATCH: 123m Superyacht Concept Private Bay

January 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The two Italian yacht specialists Fincantieri Yachts and designer Horacio Bozzo developed a new 123m superyacht concept. The concept is called “Private Bay”, and is based on the idea of having a luxurious private space while cruising in open waters.

HBD_Private Bay

HBD Private Bay

Horacio Bozzo describes the concept as “a space for living in the open air in harmony with the sea, the real protagonist, while enjoying an authentic experience”. The exterior design features open terraces and balconies with great vistas, allowing interaction with natural ambient. Guests will be able to enjoy plentiful interior and exterior spaces spanned over 6 decks.

HBD_Private Bay_3

Private Bay – 2

The Open Beach club of 160sqm/1700sqft includes a lounge area with large windows, an alfresco cinema, sea-level pool with bar, submergible stairs and platform for an easy access to the water. A wide swim platform allows easy boarding of jet skies and tenders.

HBD_Private Bay_5

Private Bay – 3

The main deck features panoramic veranda and terrace overlook the sea and provide an opportunity to admire picturesque views. The sun deck, which includes a pool and shaded bar, is another great external design attribute.

HBD_Private Bay_2

Private Bay – 3

There are 9 spacious cabins to accommodate 18 guests. There is also plenty of space for a crew of 34.

HBD_Private Bay_4

Private Bay – 4

Private Bay can reach a maximum speed of 18.5 kn. There are underway and at-anchor stabilisers for more comfortable cruising.

 

In Build: CRN is about to complete the new 79m Superyacht

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian shipbuilder CRN has recently relocated its new superyacht in build from one hangout to another for the completion of the project. The new 79-metre superyacht – hull number 135 – will become the second largest yacht ever built by the Ancona shipyard. Image below provided by CRN shows the imposing size of the yacht. Studio Zuccon International Project designed her exterior, while Studio Laura Sessa developed her interior design.

CRN 79m superyacht

CRN 79m superyacht

The new superyacht is believed to have wide open internal spaces, graceful lines and a great care for details, which are some of the main features of superyachts built by CRN. Currently CRN has another three projects under construction: 50m Superconero and 62m CRN 137. A highly anticipated launch of the new CRN 74m yacht is scheduled for early 2017.

 

Cantiere Delle Marche to build a new Explorer Yacht

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Cantiere Delle Marche was appointed by Floating Life to build the new explorer superyacht K42, which measures 42 m with 499GRT. The new project reconfirms the success of the shipyard and places it on a higher position in the market of steel explorer yacht from 80 to 140 ft. 

K42 explorer

K42 Explorer by CDM

The new explorer vessel is a part of the Series-K and is based on a technical platform tank tests. Studio Sculli will work on the interior and exterior design of the yacht, while Studio Hydrotec will be responsive for naval architecture. The delivery of the yacht is scheduled for the end of 2018.

M:Y K42

K42 by CDM

The acquisition of this new contract is also a great occasion for the CDM management to formally announce the birth of a new business unit dedicated exclusively to the realisation of projects other than those within the two now famous ranges: Nauta Air and Darwin Class. The ONE-OFF UNIT will in fact develop, implement and deliver only one project every 18/24 months and a dedicated team will be specifically created for such projects.

 

10% charter discount ’til summer with M/Y Far From It

January 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

From now until the end of summer, 43m/142ft luxury yacht FAR FROM IT (ex.NATITA II) is offering a 10% discount off her usual charter rate to destinations such as the Caribbean (winter), the Bahamas (spring) and New England (summer). Built by Richmond Yachts in 2008 and refitted in 2016, this beautiful motor yacht now has an upgraded audiovisual system and new furnishings and fittings for an even better charter experience.

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

The Pavlik Design Team have modernised the interior and used timeless pale furnishings in contrast to the warm wooden panelling used to emphasise the already generous size of each room. Guests will find the main salon a comfortable and convenient place to gather together before heading out to experience life in the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

MY FAR FROM IT - Salon

MY FAR FROM IT - Salon

The skylounge offers excellent views from its comfortable air conditioned surroundings and the upper deck has an extensive selection of drinks at the wet bar to accommodate guests while socialising and dining alfresco.

MY FAR FROM IT - Skylounge

MY FAR FROM IT - Skylounge

MY FAR FROM IT - Wet bar

MY FAR FROM IT - Wet bar

MY FAR FROM IT - Skylounge deck

MY FAR FROM IT - Skylounge deck

Setzer Design Group produced the exterior appearance motor yacht FAR FROM IT and the sundeck is arguably the best location across all three decks: the shaded Jacuzzi will keep guests cool in the midday sun and the well stocked wet bar will keep guests refreshed as they sunbathe on the loungers or spectate one of the many regattas in the area from the forward seating.

MY FAR FROM IT - Sundeck

MY FAR FROM IT - Sundeck

Make the crystal clear waters your playground with 2 seabobs, 1 waverunner, 1 wakeboard, snorkelling equipment and towable and inflatable toys that everyone in the group will enjoy. While on the move, there is plenty of gym equipment for maintaining a fitness routine.

MY FAR FROM IT - Tender and toys

MY FAR FROM IT - Tender and toys

There is 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin to accommodate 10 guests. A crew of 8 will provide everything you and your guests need while you explore the wonders of the Caribbean, Bahamas or New England.

MY FAR FROM IT - Master stateroom

MY FAR FROM IT - Master stateroom

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT is currently available at 10% off her normal charter price, at $121,500 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her updated facilities and her availability, contact CharterWorld today.

Spectacular 65m Silver Angel ready for Caribbean charter

January 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

65m/112ft superyacht SILVER ANGEL is an example of the premium quality and attention to detail Benetti places into naval architecture: Her combination of performance, facilities and comfort made her a finality in the World Superyacht Awards 2010 in the category ‘Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT (approximately 60m – 84m)’. A refit in 2014/15 has updated her appearance and facilities, for even better performance in the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.

Yacht SILVER ANGEL

Yacht SILVER ANGEL

Argent Design and Stefano Natucci have worked collaboratively to create an impeccable modern interior with classical accents to ensure that this superyacht lives up to her name: the main salon is fitted with dark oak panelling and white onyx that glistens in the light from the vast windows spanning the length of the room. An exceptional venue for both day-to-day activities and for a formal occasion, the monochrome interior is anything but dull, playing with reflections and texture to create living spaces that will be remembered long after the vacation.

Silver Angel - Photo credit Alex Kryszkiewicz - Ostia Media

Silver Angel – Photo credit Alex Kryszkiewicz – Ostia Media

The main salon is filled with areas to socialise and the wet bar is one of four to be found across the decks that will ensure that guests are never without refreshments during the evening. TV and entertainment systems both inside and out on the decks will keep everyone entertained into the early hours of the morning.

There are plenty of dining locations across the decks, from the 12-seater dining area in the main salon to the coffee table on the sundeck. A covered alfresco dining table is located on the bridge aft, so your guests can take in the beautiful seaside towns of the Mediterranean as motor yacht SILVER ANGEL moves to her next location.

SILVER ANGEL

Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL – Aft main deck dining area – Photo by Nicolas Benazeth

Make the most of the beautiful weather in the Jacuzzi pool or on the sunpads on the bridge aft deck, and the wet bar has a great selection of drinks to entice you and your guests throughout the hot afternoons. Golf lovers will also find a fully retractable TEEIT golf machine on the bridge deck for hours of entertainment whilst in transit.

Luxury yacht SILVER ANGEL - Pool

Luxury yacht SILVER ANGEL – Jacuzzi  – Photo by Nicolas Benazath

Stay active with the on board gym facilities or use the impressive toy chest, which includes:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x water skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x kite surfer
  • Wakeboards and a kneeboard
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Fishing equipment, and
  • Inflatable and towable toys

Rest and relax in one of the shaded seating areas or sun loungers found across the main and bridge decks, or unwind in the steam room before enjoying a soothing massage from the qualified on board masseuse in the spa room.

SILVER ANGEL - sunpads and Jacuzzi

SILVER ANGEL – Sunpads and Jacuzzi – Photo by Nicolas Benazeth

Luxury yacht SILVER ANGEL has 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins to accommodate up to 12 guests, while a crew of 19 will provide everything during your stay, including massage therapies in the spa.

SIlver Angel cruising - Photo credit Alex Kryszkiewicz - Ostia Media

SIlver Angel cruising – Photo credit Alex Kryszkiewicz – Ostia Media

Motor yacht SILVER ANGEL is available in the Mediterranean in summer from €425,000, and in the Caribbean in the winter from €450,000 per week plus expenses respectively. Contact CharterWorld to find out more about available facilities or to find out more about other charter yachts available worldwide.

Sanlorenzo is preparing to launch 52 Steel Superyacht

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian shipbuilder Sanlorenzo is preparing for the launch of the first superyacht “Seven Sins” in the 52 Steel line.

Moving two 52m Sanlorenzo Yachts to La Spezia yard facility

Moving two 52m Sanlorenzo Yachts to La Spezia yard facility

The two vessels in the 52 Steel range were moved to the new yard facilities in La Spezia in April 2016 for their completion. This superyacht concept was developed based on the successful 46 Steel yacht model by Sanlorenzo. 52 Steel will bear some features of the previous model and will also incorporate latests trends in design and technology.

One of the features of the yacht’s living spaces is the wide-open saloon with large windows to ensure plenty of natural light. There are some luxury relaxation and entertainment facilities on board, including a large pool and a beach club. Accommodation will be provided for up to 10 guests, assisted by 9 crew members.

The vessel will be able to reach a maximum speed of 17 kn, and a range of 4,400 nm cruising at 11 kn.

We will be bringing more updates on this superyacht project, as soon some information becomes available. While this project is underway, you can charter a luxury superyacht by Sanlorenzo that gained great reputation among yacht charterers, and are available for charter right now. Contact CharterWorld for more information. 

The Top 10 Most Expensive Marinas

January 11, 2017

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Many billionaires choose to dock in some of the world’s most expensive marinas. If you’re thinking about taking a yacht holiday, where is the place for you and yours to be seen? There’s nothing quite like mooring in expensive marinas especially if it’s a place where many famous celebrities hang out. Most marinas offer world class facilities which can be part of the fun during any type of vacation. Take the opportunity to see fantastic superyachts moored in and around popular marinas, experience fine dining, boutique shopping and breathtaking views close to the marina itself. Check out the world’s most expensive marinas:

1. S. Capri, Italy

Italy is the most expensive place in the world to berth a superyacht. The Italian resort of Capri averages daily mooring fees for superyachts at around 2,900 Euros to moor a 24 metre plus boat. It has ten superyacht berths in total and an average local property price of 11,688 Euros per sq/m. Peak period here is during May for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. Known as one of the Med’s most luxurious getaways for the wealthy, the tiny mountainous island of Capri off the Amalfi Coast, has a small marina, so expect space costs to be at a premium.

S Capri Italy

S Capri Italy

2. Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

Dazzling Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda is ideal for the rich and famous. Founded by the Aga Khan in the 1960s as a village retreat, Porto Cervo in Sardinia now attracts the richest of yacht owners. Average daily moorings for superyachts are around 2,500 Euros, there are sixty superyacht berths available. Average local property prices are about 9,500 Euros per sq/m. The Deluxe Fair in June is a peak period event while the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Regatta in September is also a major attraction.

Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy

3. Portofino, Liguria, Italy

Originally a small fishing village, Portofina in Liguria, Italy has now become a famous playground for the super rich. This idyllic marina attracts royalty as well as movie stars from around the world. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are in the region of 2,350 Euros, there are six superyacht berths. Average local property prices will set you back approximately 17,650 Euros per sq/m. One of the highlights and peak periods in the year is in May for the Portofino Rolex Trophy.

Portofino

Portofino

4. Ibiza Magna, Ibiza

Ibiza Magna is considered to be one of the most exclusive marinas in the world. The breathtaking Ibiza Magna on the Balearic Islands is a magnet for the young, rich, famous and well connected. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are about 2,300 Euros with twelve superyacht berths available. If you’re interested in properties in the area, average price of a local property is approx. 8,000 Euros per sq/m. Peak periods, September closing dance parties.

Ibiza Magna, Ibiza

Ibiza Magna, Ibiza

5. St Tropez, Cote d’Azur, France

This is a playground for beautiful models, millionaires and jet setters. It was made famous in the 1950s by Brigitte Bardot and has now become an iconic and wealthy hang out. An average property costs about 13,500 Euros per sq/m. while average daily mooring fees for superyachts are around 1,300 Euros. St Tropez offers thirty berths for superyachts. Peak periods are generally, International Polo Cup in July and the Giraglia Rolex Cup in June.

St. Tropez

St. Tropez

6. Port Hercule, Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is home to more millionaires per capita than any other place in the world, what a thought. Here average daily mooring fees for superyachts in Port Hercule are about 1,200 Euros, number of superyacht berths twenty. Average property prices are in the region of 33,800 Euros per sq/m. Peak periods in Port Hercule comprise the Monte Carlo Rally in January, Monaco Grand Prix in May and the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Port Hercule, Monaco

Port Hercule, Monaco

7. Miami Beach, Miami, Florida

The magic of Miami Beach is yours if you plan your waterfront stay at the Miami Beach Marina. It has easy accessibility to great sailing, cruising and fishing. It’s only a short drive from downtown Miami where you can enjoy boutique shopping, gourmet dining and vibrant nightlife. There are 45 superyacht berths in the marina, daily average mooring fees 883 USD. Average local property prices are about 9,500 USD per sq/m. Peak periods, Art Basel in Miami Beach in December and the Miami Boat Show, February.

Miami Beach Marina

Miami Beach Marina

8. Port de Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France

If you’re thinking about attending the world famous, week long, Cannes Film Festival, there’s a waiting list of at least a year. With this in mind consider making a reservation well in advance of your visit to Port de Cannes marina. The Cannes Film Festival takes place every year during May. Average daily mooring fees for superyachts are around 655 Euros, there are 35 superyacht berths in the marina. If you’re interested in buying a property here, local property prices are about 13,500 Euros per sq/m.

Port de Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France

Port de Cannes, Cote d’Azur, France

9. Port of Gustavia, St Barts

This port is considered around the world to be one of the most expensive marinas you can berth a yacht. A combination of fine beaches, designer shops, exclusive restaurants and relaxing cafes make the Port of Gustavia, St Barts, so attractive. Spot a famous celebrity onboard their yacht as you sip your favorite cocktail. Peak periods here are usually centered around the Port of Gustavia Christmas and New Year parties. There are fifteen superyacht berths with an average daily mooring fee of 500 USD. Want to buy a property? Average prices of local properties per sq/m 13,000 USD.

Port of Gustavia, St Barts

Port of Gustavia, St Barts

10. Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Located alongside the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 race track, the Yas Marina is designed as the Middle East’s answer to Monaco. It acts like a magnet for the rich and famous as well as people who like to be seen. Expect to pay 421 UAE dirham for daily mooring your superyacht in one of the forty superyacht berths. Average price of local properties are around 9,000 UAE dirham per sq/m. Peak period is definitely the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in November.

Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi

If you would like to charter a superyacht in any of those popular locations around the world contact your preferred charter broker. CharterWorld provides the best service and unbiased opinion.