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A Sensational 2015 for Italian Superyacht Design and Naval Architecture Studio Hydro Tec

January 07, 2016

It has been a sensational year 2015 for Hydro Tec. The Italian superyacht design and naval architecture studio turned 20 years old, and saw a successful delivery of a total number of six new projects, five of these entirely built according to their design.

Hydro Tec three times finalist in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

Hydro Tec three times finalist in the ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

Moreover, three of the studio’s projects have been announced as finalists for the ShowBoats Design Awards 2016, all for the naval architecture. These include King Baby by IAG, as well as Divine and Taiba, both built by Columbus.

King Baby has been entirely designed by Evan K Marshall, with the naval architecture and engineering by Hydro Tec. The semi-displacement hull has been optimized by adding a bulbous bow and designing deep tunnels for optimal propeller working conditions and in order to limit draught. The vessel was showcased at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) with a huge success.

Divine represents the second 40 M Columbus Sport Hybrid. Built as a sister ship to the multi-award winning “40”, she bears naval architecture, engineering and exterior design by Hydro Tec. The hull is a semi-displacement type and has been extensively optimized using CFD and tank tested at Krilov in St. Petersburg. Her performances are outstanding and fuel consumption at 14 knots is only 160 ltrs/h. In Diesel Electric mode she can develop a speed of about 8 knots with both generators running.

With naval architecture, engineering and exterior design by Hydro Tec, Taiba was built by Palumbo and has a full displacement steel hull, with bulbous bow. She is a high volume (1030 GT) 56 meters long yacht, with a highly efficient hull design that proved to be extremely seaworthy.

Hydro Tec is currently working on eight new projects that will be delivered between 2016 and 2017.

More Hydrotec S.r.l charter yachts.

Outstanding 91M Mega Yacht LADY LARA by Lurssen and Reymond Langton

January 07, 2016

The prominent London-based design studio, Reymond Langton Design, has shared an amazing video below, made by Piano Films, showing the sweeping curves and elegant proportions of their 91m mega yacht LADY LARA (Project ORCHID). This outstanding and beautiful vessel was delivered by Lürssen, following its successful completion of sea trials in July 2015.

LADY LARA boasts a feminine beauty, mixed up with strong, masculine details. Her sharp lines define the strong, sculptural surfaces that have been carefully styled to create a sharp contrast of highlight and shadow that lends the superstructure a unique form that subtly changes in different lights as the sun moves across the sky.

There are more charter yachts with design by Reymond Langton Design here.

First look at NEW AMELS 242 Superyacht Project FREEFALL

January 06, 2016

The highly respected Dutch shipyard, AMELS, has shared the photo of the first AMELS 242 superyacht Project FREEFALL on their social media. This impressive 73,50 metre vessel arrived at the shipyard in Vlissingen in October 2014. It has been now relocated to dry dock number 2, where the first AMELS 272 is also in build. Due to be delivered later this year, AMELS 242 is a large volume yacht of 1,725 gross tonnes.

First AMELS 242 Project FREEFALL out of dock - Image credit to AMELS

First AMELS 242 Project FREEFALL out of dock – Image credit to AMELS

The striking exterior design of the first AMELS 242 comes from the drawing board of Tim Heywood, while her interior design was created by Andrew Winch. Once completed, she will sleep up to 12 guests in pure luxury, providing them with 6 beautiful and comfortable staterooms.

See more charter yachts built by Amels here.

Sunseeker preparing for eagerly awaited launch of 131 Yacht at London Boat Show 2016

January 06, 2016

Sunseeker International is currently preparing for the eagerly awaited launch of 131 Yacht, set to take place at this week’s London Boat Show, kicking off on Friday, January 8. At 131 feet, it will be the largest model ever to make its premiere in London, and will be displayed alongside an amazing collection of other Sunseeker models ranging from 50 feet upwards.

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Sunseeker 131 Yacht

Moreover, Sunseeker has proudly announced that award-winning British actor Hugh Bonneville, and stylish singers, The Overtones, will be their special guests at this year’s London Boat Show. Hugh commented: “I am really delighted to be joining Sunseeker to celebrate the opening of their stand at the London Boat Show; particularly with the momentous launch of its 131 Yacht.”

Sunseeker 131 Yacht - Interior

Sunseeker 131 Yacht – Interior

The revolutionary new 131 Yacht takes Sunseeker’s superyacht capabilities to new levels and, as the first of four new models due to be launched in 2016, she is expected to steal the show in London. She will be joined by seven other boats at the event.

More charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Superb Azimut 84 Luxury Yacht MINION TOO underway

January 06, 2016

Luxury yacht MINION TOO is a superb Azimut 84 Flybridge vessel, built by the premier Italian shipyard Azimut Yachts. Boasting smooth shapes, sleek lines and the sexy Italian style, this striking boat was spotted underway over the New Year’s weekend by ‘ZipZapPower’.

More charter yachts built by Azimut.

NEW 24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht (DEY) leaves her shed at Acico Yachts

January 06, 2016

December 29, 2015 saw the new 24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht (DEY) leave her shed at Acico Yachts, ahead of her highly anticipated world premiere at the boot Dusseldorf, running from January 23 to 31, 2016.

DEY24 leaving her shed at Acico Yachts

DEY24 leaving her shed at Acico Yachts

This lovely Hybrid Explorer is the first of a new series, developed in partnership with Focus Yacht Design. It boasts a diesel-electric twin screw POD propulsion, which not only makes the DEY24 more economical, comfortable and simpler to sail, but at the same time enables efficient use of space.

24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht being rolled out

24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht being rolled out

DEY24 out of her shed

DEY24 out of her shed

Providing maximum comfort, the interiors, sleeping up to 6 guests in utmost in luxury, were created by Claudia Drettmann, co-owner of Drettmann Yachts, in partnership with Birgit Schnaase. Among the highlights of the brand new DEY 24 belongs a beach club, quite an unusual feature for a vessel of this size.

24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht (DEY)

24m Drettmann Explorer Yacht (DEY)

See more charter yachts built by Acico Yachts (ex Dutch Yacht Builders).

PIMEX 2016 to host Majesty 105 by Gulf Craft as Largest Superyacht on Show

January 06, 2016

Gulf Craft will be once again present at the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX). Thailand’s premier boating event will see the prestigious Middle East builder celebrate its 25th year in Asia with the beautiful Majesty 105 to be displayed as the largest superyacht on show.

Majesty 105 entering Roayl Phuket Marina in Thailand

Majesty 105 entering Royal Phuket Marina in Thailand

Erwin Bamps, Gulf Craft CEO, commented: “We are witnessing an emerging desire for spending more quality time on water, a trend that has been bolstered by increased spending power, more leisure time, and a rich seafaring heritage.”

Majesty 105 at Royal Phuket Marina

Majesty 105 at Royal Phuket Marina

South East Asia is home to beautiful waterfront destinations and promising seaside developments, making the region a favorable market for water leisure,” he said. “Yachting is more than an ostentatious display of wealth, it is a memorable journey that can be shared with friends and family, and our aim is to make that experience accessible to everyone through our wide variety of craft.”

The Majesty 105 has been designed to offer fantastic views of the sea through her panoramic windows, and generous outdoor entertaining and lounging areas, including a huge aft deck, as well as a large hard-topped sun deck. Providing a comfortable journey, she can accommodate up to 10 guests across five magnificent en-suite staterooms.

PIMEX 2016 will run until January 10, and Gulf Craft will be on hand at Marina Stand D1 at the Royal Phuket Marina.

More charter yachts built by Gulf Craft.

What’s New For 2016 Mediterranean Yacht Charter Season

January 05, 2016

The new year is well and truly here and, although most of us are back to the good old everyday duties, many of us are already thinking about our next holidays. Even though, there are many other new yachts expected to be launched and delivered this spring and early summer, we have gathered a small selection on 2015- and 2016-launched luxury yachts that are new or fairly new to the superyacht charter market. Of course there are many more brand-new yachts available for luxury vacations around the world, so don’t hesitate to contact us for the full list.

 Hvar - Photo Boris Kragić - Image credit to Croatian National Touris Board


Hvar – Photo Boris Kragić – Image credit to Croatian National Touris Board

50M OURANOS

Launch Date: 2016
Accommodation: 12 guests / 6 staterooms
Destinations:
Easter Mediterranean, including Greece, Croatia
Western Med, including Naples, Sicily, French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia

OURANOS

OURANOS

Ouranos is a striking custom-built superyacht, constructed in Italy by Admiral Yachts. Thanks to her length of 50 metres, she has excellent choice of outdoor and indoor socialising and relaxation areas on board. Her interior can be described as minimalistic, with elegant decor, boasting plush soft furnishings and exceptional attention to detail throughout.

OURANOS by Admiral Yacht

OURANOS by Admiral Yacht

The exterior, which spreads over three decks, offers various al fresco dining possibilities, plenty of sun pads as well as seating areas both on the sun or in the shade. Ouranos also offers a great selection of water toys for further fun holiday experience.

Motor Yacht Ouranos Admiral CF50

Year:2016   L.O.A.:50.00m (164' 1")  Beam:8.90m (29' 2") 
Max Speed:15 knots  Cruise Speed:10 knots  Engines:2 x MAN 1400hp 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

60M KATINA

Launch Date: 2015
Accommodation: 12 guests / 6 staterooms
Destinations:
Easter Mediterranean, including Greece, Croatia
Western Med, including Naples, Sicily, French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia

Luxury motor yacht KATINA

Luxury motor yacht KATINA

KATINA was launched by Brodosplit in Croatia and boasts 60-metres of pure luxury and comfort. She was specifically designed for the luxury charter market and offers bespoke interior styling, with elegant furniture and fantastic areas for socialising.

Katina superyacht - main saloon

Katina superyacht - main saloon

Deluxe accommodation aboard this vessel is offered in one master suite, three double cabins and two twin cabins. All accommodation has own private en suite bathroom facilities and beautiful decor throughout. Katina also boasts a wide range of water toys, such as water skis, fishing gear, SUP paddle boards, a wave runner and an underwater camera.

Motor Yacht KATINA (hull 524)

Year:2015   L.O.A.:60m (197')  Beam:10.68m  
Max Speed:14 knots  Cruise Speed:12 knots  Engines:2 x 1000 kW Cummins diese 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

 

25m SEAWATER
Launch Date: 2015
Accommodation: 8 guests / 4 staterooms
Destinations:
Western Mediterranean – Licensed for Spain and the Balearics

Motor yacht SEAWATER - Main

Motor yacht SEAWATER - Main

A fast and sporty looking motor yacht, SEAWATER is a fabulous choice when it comes to visiting Spain and the Balearic islands in style. The yacht boasts light and spacious interior, with plenty of natural light and great panoramic views. Neutral tones accentuated the inviting design and the welcoming atmosphere on board.

Motor yacht SEAWATER - Alfresco dining

Motor yacht SEAWATER - Alfresco dining

The saloon and the dining area are very spacious, with plenty of lounging possibilities and a state-of-the-art entertainment system. The formal dining area seats eight guests for indoor dining experience, while there are further al fresco dining options on the exterior. An extended swimming platform is the ideal place to be for water fun and activities. SEAWATER, built by Sunseeker is run by two MAN 1800 hp engines reaching a maximum speed of 32 knots and cruising speed of 24 knots.

 

28m AUTUMN

Launch Date: 2015
Accommodation: 8 guests / 4 staterooms
Destinations:
Western Mediterranean – Licensed for Spain and the Balearics

Motor yacht AUTUMN -  Main

Motor yacht AUTUMN - Main

AUTUMN is another great Sunseeker-built superyacht available in Spain this upcoming summer. Her interior is characterised by timeless elegance of dark and light tones, resulting in a very stylish and luxurious ambience. The open plan saloon and dining area are fabulous for formal dining and socialising.

Motor yacht AUTUMN -  Flybridge Seating

Motor yacht AUTUMN - Flybridge Seating

Exterior of the yacht also well-appointed, providing charterers with plenty of areas to unwind. There are further al fresco dining possibilities for a more casual dining experience. One of the main features is AUTUMN’s deluxe Jacuzzi tub on the upper deck. Guests will be taken care of by an outstanding and professional crew of four.

Motor yacht AUTUMN

Year:2015   L.O.A.:28.15m (92' 4")  Beam:6.54m (21' 5") 
Max Speed:26 knots  Cruise Speed:21 knots  Engines:Twin CAT C32 Acert 1925 e 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

 

31m NAUTILUS

Launch Date: 2015
Accommodation: 12 guests / 8 double cabins
Destinations:
Eastern Mediterranean – Croatia

Gulet NAUTILUS002

Gulet NAUTILUS002

Sailing yacht NAUTILUS is a 2016-refitted traditional Gulet, ideal for those looking for a more authentic and relaxed vacation in Croatia. She is able to accommodated up to twelve charter guests in eight double cabins. Her interior features supple woods highlighted by white panels, creating an inviting and homely atmosphere. Panoramic windows offer plenty of natural light and compliment the space.

Gulet NAUTILUS006

Gulet NAUTILUS006

On the outside the deck offers various possibilities for sunbathing lounging around or entertainment. There is an al fresco dining table on the aft deck shaded by a Bimini cover. The main decks wrap-around the yacht, leading to the vast foredeck fitted with sunbeds.

Gulet NAUTILUS

Year:2015   L.O.A.:31  Beam: 
Max Speed:  Cruise Speed:  Engines: 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:

Italian superyacht builder BENETTI nominated for 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards in no less than 4 categories

January 05, 2016

Italian superyacht builder, BENETTI, has proudly announced that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards in no less than four categories. The striking 11.11 will compete in the ‘Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht over 500GT’ and the ‘Interior Design Award Motor Yacht over 500GT’ categories, while the beautiful IRONMAN is one of the finalists in the ‘Naval Architecture Award – Semi-Displacement Motor Yacht’ and the ‘Interior Design Award’ categories.

63m 11.11 by Benetti

63m 11.11 by Benetti

FB265 11.11 measures amazing 63 meters over all, and boasts a superb interior design by Candy & Candy. Spanning over four internal decks, she provides stylish and comfortable accommodation in two gorgeous full-beam owner’s cabins, one on the main deck, the second on the upper deck with private access to the pool and solarium deck. The lower deck hosts four lovely guest cabins, each with its own en-suite washroom, and there is also a smaller sun deck.

Fast Displacement Vivace 125 IRON MAN by BENETTI - Photo credit Quin BISSET

Fast Displacement Vivace 125 IRON MAN by BENETTI – Photo credit Quin BISSET

Vivace 125’ IRONMAN belongs to the highly successful Fast Displacement line, and boasts sporty and sleek exterior design by Stefano Righini, with superb interiors by Alfred Karram JR. The accommodation layout includes four luxuriously appointed suites and the owner’s apartments forward on the main deck, at full beam.

More Benetti charter yachts.

Beautiful Custom Line Navetta 28 Superyacht YVONNE among Motor Boat Awards 2016 Finalists

January 05, 2016

The second Custom Line Navetta 28 superyacht YVONNE has been nominated for the Motor Boat Awards 2016, competing in the ‘Best Custom Yacht’ category. The winners of will be announced at the Rosewood London hotel on Monday, January 11.

Second Custom Line Navetta 28 YVONNE from above

Second Custom Line Navetta 28 YVONNE from above

Built at Ferretti Group‘s shipyard in Mondolfo, Pesaro-Urbino, Italy in 2015, the brand new YVONNE is destined for long-range cruising around the world in pure comfort and luxury. She can easily accommodate up to 10 guests across 5 beautiful staterooms. These include a master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.

Moreover, the upper deck of this striking vessel is a huge open space overlooking the sea, which from the panoramic cockpit reaches the living area, located amidships. There is also a gorgeous sun deck, fitted with a controlled-temperature Jacuzzi aft, as well as a great variety of water toys, including Seabobs, water-skis, paddleboards and a doughnut.