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Impressive 85m Mega Yacht RIBOT 85 concept unveiled by Marco Casali Too-design

April 21, 2015

Named after one of the world’s most famous gallop horses, the impressive 85-metre mega yacht RIBOT 85 concept represents the latest design proudly unveiled by Marco Casali Too-design from Italy. Just like the figure of the horse, luxury motor yacht RIBOT 85 concept is fast and powerful, yet boasts infinite grace.

85m mega yacht RIBOT 85 concept by Marco Casali Too-design

85m mega yacht RIBOT 85 concept by Marco Casali Too-design

In the design of the RIBOT 85 yacht concept, Marco Casali focused on the typical masses distribution of a yacht, reduced on the aft for the top decks, but still full on the lower decks for lowering the “design barycenter”. This enabled Marco to create the wide open spaces on the upper deck, where a huge swimming pool in the common sun area can be found.

To ensure maximum privacy, the owner’s deck aboard RIBOT 85 superyacht concept was put over the upper deck, keeping the helm below it. This provides a possibility to add one or two VIP cabins, a room for children or additional personal spaces, such as a massage room or the second office. The owner can also enjoy two terraces, one in the bow and one in the aft, including a small Jacuzzi pool on each one.

Superyacht RIBOT 85 concept - side view

Superyacht RIBOT 85 concept – side view

On the skydeck of luxury yacht RIBOT 85 concept, with the typical lounge bar, gym space and sun spaces, a particular bed is raised over the bow for an exceptional “flying over the water experience”. The narrow and sharp bow of the vessel with a wide aft secures better performance in the terms of speed stability and provides space for a garage in the aft area, storing a 35’ limousine tender.

Guest accommodation is situated on the main deck of RIBOT 85 superyacht concept. Each guest cabin boasts its own private terrace, providing both privacy as well as comfortable wide common spaces like the spaces on the upper and sky decks.

RIBOT 85 Yacht Design from above

RIBOT 85 Yacht Design from above

Super yacht RIBOT 85 concept features three different tones of gray colour, varying from the dark hull to the clear sky deck, designed for exalting the volumes and the cuts defining the decks.

RIBOT 85 Yacht Design Specifications

Length: 84,750 m

Beam: 13,800 m

Guests: 12

Crew: 22

Striking 100m Mega Yacht MAXIMUS concept by Facheris Design

April 21, 2015

The video below released by ‘perfect’ shows the striking 100m (318’) mega yacht MAXIMUS concept, superbly designed by the Florida-based design firm, Facheris Design. Distinctive yet feasible, motor yacht MAXIMUS concept is based on a previous sketch of a 150′ vessel, with the goal of reinventing it by mixing up admired style of the past with materials and innovation of the future.

Newly launched 38m Classic Super Yacht TARANSAY by Rossinavi

April 21, 2015

Italian shipyard, Rossinavi, has released the additional photos below of their latest launch – the 38m classic super yacht TARANSAY (FR029). A modern-day reinterpretation of a 1930s yacht, luxury motor yacht TARANSAY hit the water in Viareggio, Italy on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

38m classic yacht TARANSAY (FR029) ready to hit the water at Rossinavi in Viareggio, Italy

38m classic yacht TARANSAY (FR029) ready to hit the water at Rossinavi in Viareggio, Italy

Luxury motor yacht TARANSAY on the water

Luxury motor yacht TARANSAY on the water

New contract for biggest ever 80+m Mega Yacht Project signed by ICON Yachts

April 21, 2015

ICON Yachts has proudly announced that they have signed a contract for their biggest new construction project so far. Destined for an experienced yachtsman and due to be completed in Summer 2017, the all-new 80+m ICON mega yacht project boasts the sleek and timeless lines by acclaimed Tim Heywood.

Another striking superyacht by ICON Yachts and Tim Heywood - the 76m mega yacht ICON 250

Another striking superyacht by ICON Yachts and Tim Heywood – the 76m mega yacht ICON 250 with launch in 2017

Jen Wartena, CEO:This project will be the largest yacht to date that ICON Yachts has built. We are excited to have been rewarded with the construction of this project with such  fantastic pedigree.”

The foredeck of the 80+m ICON superyacht project will be fitted with a helicopter-pad, while the forward upper deck will host a full owners deck with a generous suite providing 280 degree viewing of the scenery. The breath-taking iconic beach club with a huge bathing platform will be connected straight to the guest accommodation, and there will be a central stern garage storing a large limousine tender. An amazing 8-metre pool with glass bottom will flood the tender bay that can be also utilized as an internal seawater pool.

The state-of-the-art diesel electric hybrid propulsion setup of the 80+m ICON luxury yacht project will ensure a maximum speed of 17 knots and long range efficiency.

Situated along the North sea coast of the Netherlands, ICON Yachts can host large yachts builds and refits of superyachts measuring up to 150m in LOA. Well known for fast and trendsetting new construction projects and efficient as well as breath-taking refits, the company has presently two large projects inside the huge dry dock.

Princess 23M Motor Yacht ISABEL sold and completed

April 20, 2015

Sunseeker Monaco has proudly announced the sale and completion of the Princess 23M motor yacht ISABEL. Superyacht ISABEL has been recently loaded on to a ship in Italy’s Genoa to be delivered to her new Owner from Australia.

Princess 23M Yacht ISABEL being loaded on to a ship in Genoa, Italy

Princess 23M Yacht ISABEL being loaded on to a ship in Genoa, Italy

Powered by twin powerful Caterpillar C32 diesels, Princess 23M super yacht ISABEL was originally launched by Princess Yachts in 2007. She offers comfortable accommodation to up to 8 guests in 4 generous en-suite cabins.

Luxury motor yacht ISABEL is loaded bound for Australia

Luxury motor yacht ISABEL is loaded bound for Australia

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

J Class Charter Yacht Ranger receives new varnish by Absolute Boat Care

April 20, 2015

Absolute Boat Care (ABC), the Palma-based company specializing in all in one finishing service for yachts, has recently provided the famous J Class charter yacht Ranger’s superstructure with a full varnish service. Following the works, sailing yacht Ranger has been successfully re-launched at the STP shipyard in Palma.

Re-launch of J Class Yacht Ranger

Re-launch of legendary J Class charter yacht Ranger

The varnish repairs were completed before the ABC team sanded all the varnish. Subsequently, two charge coats were applied followed by a sand and application of the final top coat to the superstructure.

Luxury superyacht Ranger has been a client of ABC for more than 9 years. During this period, the vessel has been provided with the company’s finishing services to boast the look that all yachts deserve.

The manager of super yacht Ranger, Dan Jackson, says: “Absolute boat care has taken care of all of Ranger’s exterior varnishing needs for some years now. Duncan and his team have always provided us with a professional service and finished the boat to the highest standard. Once again we will be leaving Palma with the brightwork in top shape.

New Codecasa 50 Vintage Series Motor Yacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121) with delivery in July 2015

April 20, 2015

Codecasa Shipyards are currently working on the construction of the first 50m Vintage Series motor yacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon), superbly designed by the yard’s in-house team. Representing the perfect balance between past and present, superyacht GAZZELLA is a bigger sister ship to the 2011 42m luxury yacht MAGARI (hull F73) and the 2013 42m Hull F75 yacht LIBRA. Her delivery is scheduled for July 2015.

Codecasa 50 Vintage Series superyacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon) - Profile

Codecasa 50 Vintage Series superyacht GAZZELLA (hull C 121, Project Falcon) – Profile

Boasting a beautiful white hull as well as superstructure, luxury yacht GAZZELLA features plain and traditional exterior lines, mixing up with classic and rich interiors, made of mahogany wood and mahogany plume, with floorings that boast precious marbles and onyx or carpet with elegant decorations, depending on the areas. Featuring big windows, the main saloon is full of natural light. It consists of a generous conversation area with two large sofas and four armchairs in the red and gold tones, placed around a beautiful coffee table.

Luxury yacht GAZZELLA - Main Saloon

Luxury yacht GAZZELLA – Main Saloon

The main saloon is divided from the dining room by a low partition cabinet. The dining room features a breath-taking rectangular table for up to 12 people, while the galley is equipped with the last-generation appliances.

GAZZELLA Yacht - Skylounge

GAZZELLA Yacht – Skylounge

All decks aboard GAZZELLA yacht, from the lower deck up to the sun deck, are connected with an elevator. The main deck hosts the Owner’s suite with private office, large cabin, generous walk-in closets and two bathrooms, as well as the VIP cabin with en-suite bathroom. The lower deck offers two double guest cabins and two twin cabins, each with its own bathroom. The crew area consists of four double crew cabins, the Chief Engineer’s cabin, the crew mess and the laundry.

Super yacht GAZZELLA - Owners Cabin

Super yacht GAZZELLA – Owners Cabin

GAZZELLA superyacht - Owners Bathroom

GAZZELLA superyacht – Owners Bathroom

The bridge deck of super yacht GAZZELLA provides a cozy sky lounge with a comfortable sitting area, a breakfast table and a bar furniture, in addition to a day toilet, a pantry and the Captain’s cabin. The sun deck has a generous sunbathing area, a sitting area, a bar corner, as well as a large Jacuzzi bathtub for 5/6 people with amazing sunbathing mattresses. Furthermore, the vessel boasts a Castoldi 21’ jet tender.

Motor yacht GAZZELLA - VIP Cabin

Motor yacht GAZZELLA – VIP Cabin

GAZZELLA Yacht - VIP Bathroom

GAZZELLA Yacht – VIP Bathroom

Fitted with Zero Speed Stabilisers, Hull C121 GAZZELLA superyacht is able to achieve a maximum speed of 17,5 knots, thanks to her twin Caterpillar 3512C marine engines, 2365 HP each at 1800 rpm.

A choice of the superb charter yachts by Codecasa can be found here below.

New AMELS LE180 Motor Yacht Hull 468 spotted in Vlissingen, the Netherlands

April 20, 2015

Friday, April 17, 2015 in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, saw the prominent Dutch builder, AMELS, launch the new 55m motor yacht Hull 468. Spotted alongside the 60m LE199 yacht Madame Kate by ‘Dutchmegayachts’, superyacht Hull 468 represents the latest Limited Editions 180 series vessel, beautifully designed by bespoke Tim Heywood. The last two photos below show the AMELS LE180 luxury yacht Hull 470 – the 20th vessel in the LE171/177/180 series, delivered by Polish tug IKAR on April 16, 2015.

Amels superyacht Madame Kate and the just rolled out Hull 468 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels superyacht Madame Kate and the just rolled out Hull 468 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

LE180 luxury yacht Hull 468 arrived at the AMELS yard in Vlissingen less than a year ago. She represents the third and final AMELS launch of this year. The company is expected to launch at least four new vessels next year, including two LE180 yachts, the LE 242 superyacht Project Freefall (Amels 7401), as well as the LE272 mega yacht Amels 8301.

Madame Kate Yacht and Amels superyacht Hull 468 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Madame Kate Yacht and Amels superyacht Hull 468 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels luxury yacht Hull 468 rolled out - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels luxury yacht Hull 468 rolled out – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels Hull 468 Yacht just launched

Amels Hull 468 Yacht just launched

Made of steel and aluminium, Amels LE180 series yachts provide deluxe accommodation to up to 12 guests and a crew of 12 members. They can reach a top speed of 15,5 knots.

Amels Yacht Hull 470 - bow - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels Yacht Hull 470 – bow – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels super yacht Hull 470 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels super yacht Hull 470 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

A beautiful selection of AMELS charter yachts can be found here below.

Rossinavi launch 38m classic superyacht TARANSAY

April 20, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 2015 saw the eagerly awaited launch of the 38-metre classic superyacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi in Viareggio, Italy. Motor yacht Taransay is a modern replica of a yacht from the early 1930s. The photo below has been released by Rossinavi on their Facebook page. More photos from the launch of this beautiful vessel are expected to be released soon. 

Launch of the 38m classic yacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi - Photo credit to Wioletta Kowalska and Rossinavi

Launch of the 38m classic yacht Taransay (FR029) at Rossinavi – Photo credit to Wioletta Kowalska and Rossinavi

Luxury yacht Taransay features naval architecture by the yard’s in-house team in collaboration with STB Italia. Her elegant interiors by Studio Tassin can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests and a crew of 7 members.

Robust 65m Supply Vessel Luxury Motor Yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design by Studio Sculli

April 17, 2015

Studio Sculli has unveiled the robust and well sized 65m supply vessel luxury motor yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design, destined for world-wide cruising. The 65m Ice Class mega yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design has been developed in partnership with Naval Engineer Alessandro Cusumano.

65m MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design by Studio Sculli

65m MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design by Studio Sculli

Accommodation aboard luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design is offered to a total number of 12 guests in 6 comfortable cabins. These include owner’s suite, two VIP suites, two guest cabins, as well as one guest/children cabin. Moreover, the external area of a generous sundeck features a helideck platform.

MSS EXPEDITION65 superyacht design

MSS EXPEDITION65 superyacht design

65m luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

65m luxury yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

With an aluminium alloy superstructure, superyacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design features a steel displacement round bilge hull with level keel, with twin propellers and transom stern. The hull has been developed from a recent 53m vessel built by Rossinavi in Pisa, Italy. MSS EXPEDITION65 boasts the efficiency of the lines and an excellent sea behavior.

Super yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

Super yacht MSS EXPEDITION65 design

Dimensions of MSS EXPEDITION65 yacht design:

LOA 64.5 m.

LWL 61,8 m

Length bpp 58.5 m.

Breadth 13.0 m.

Depth 5.5 m.

Draught max. 3.5 m.

DSPL 1.400 t

Maximum design speed 16,5. kn.

Cruising speed 13.0 kn.

Total Crew n° 16