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New AMELS LE 180 Motor Yacht VEGA (hull 468) delivered

July 16, 2015

The premier Dutch shipyard, AMELS, has successfully handed over the all-new 55-metre Limited Editions 180 motor yacht VEGA, previously known as ‘hull 468’. The brand new superyacht VEGA boasts sophisticated exterior design, created by bespoke Tim Heywood. Launched in April 2015, she arrived at the AMELS yard in Vlissingen last year, and is expected to be the third and final AMELS launch of this year.

Amels luxury yacht VEGA (hull 468) at launch - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Amels luxury yacht VEGA (hull 468) at launch – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Designed by Laura Sessa Romboli, the elegant and stylish interiors of the 55m luxury yacht VEGA provide deluxe accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 lavish cabins. These include a gorgeous master suite, three double cabins and two twin cabins. There is also accommodation for a crew of 13 members.

Lloyd’s registered, the AMELS LE 180 super yacht VEGA (hull 468) features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She can achieve a top speed of 15,5 knots and can comfortably cruise at 13 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16V 200 M70 diesel engines.

View more charter yachts built by Amels here.

Filippetti Yacht’s New Business Strategy

July 15, 2015

Established six years ago, Filippetti Yacht, the Italian shipyard led by Giovanni Filippetti, is currently defining a series of changes aimed to improve the supply and the fleet of its yachts, which includes such beautiful vessels as the fully custom 30m superyacht GATSBY. The news from the shipyard will be officially unveiled during the Cannes Yachting Festival 2015 in September.

Luxury motor yacht GATSBY by Filippetti Yacht

Luxury motor yacht GATSBY by Filippetti Yacht

The new business strategy will concentrate on three key concepts: the range structure for requirement of navigation, customization, as well as the expansion of the sales network and new models.

“We take this road because we understand that the customer has changed and with him has to change also the offer of our products,” says Giovanni Filippetti.

Filippetti Yacht constructed only a selected and limited number of yachts: the design skills and the handcrafted know-how enable the customization of yachts with solutions that are tailor-made and designed on customer requests. A recent example is motor yacht GATSBY.

“We are a shipyard in growthcontinues Filippettiand for us it is important to innovate constantly. For this reason, we are working on new models that will enrich the fleet and I will present them officially at the Cannes Yachting Festival, in September. I can reveal that the expansion of the range has involved many big names of the Italian boating, called to give their contribution to the development of the fleet Filippetti. We will present a yacht even more aggressive and compact in sizes, for those owners who love performance and speed. While who want to cover long and relaxed cruises in harmony with the sea, will have a model Filippetti expanded in the space, with the performance and the design ever.”

More charter yachts built by Filippetti Yacht.

Opulent interior design for Striking 87m Mega Yacht IWANA by Alex McDiarmid and Stef-Albert

July 15, 2015

Based in Aix-en-Provence, South of France, British designer Alex McDiarmid has teamed up with New York-based interior designer Stef-Albert to create interior design for the striking 87-metre mega yacht IWANA, focusing on the Owner’s Deck and Main Deck, with guest dining, bar & entertainment areas. A love for great design as well as their mutual admiration of opposite yet very complimentary skills brought the two passionate designers together in creating the magnificent interior design for luxury superyacht IWANA.

87m mega yacht IWANA - Interior by Alex McDiarmid and Stef-Albert

87m mega yacht IWANA –  Dining – Interior design by Alex McDiarmid and Stef-Albert

“Alex’s designs and concepts are slick, progressive but never experimental nor contrived. To me balance and proportion are key elements in design that are often overlooked for the sake of size and flash. Like elegant sports cars, his vessels are eye catching, new, artistic and original. These vessels will stand the test of time as artistic creations of unique individual character and form.”Stef-Albert, Interior Designer.

Superyacht IWANA - Lounge Bar

Superyacht IWANA – Lounge Bar

“A privilege to work with such a talented, unique and creative mind. A designer who truly understands the principal of ‘less is more’ and who’s sought after style translates as second to none when nothing less than the magic of individuality will do.”Alex McDiarmid, Designer.

Luxury motor yacht IWANA - Owners Deck Dining

Luxury motor yacht IWANA – Owners Deck Dining

Boasting an amazing art collection and the finest custom furnishings, the unique interiors of luxury yacht IWANA take inspiration from the slick and timeless design of the exterior.  They provide guests aboard this breath-taking vessel with the ultimate experience of modern yet timeless sophistication of balance, beauty and rhythm.

“Inspired by the beautiful curves and lines of Iwana’s exterior, it was important to me to balance form and function and create a coherent flow from the outside in,” comments Stef-Albert.

Luxury yacht IWANA - Owners Deck Lounge

Luxury yacht IWANA – Owners Deck Lounge

Luxury super yacht IWANA provides deluxe and timeless accommodation for up to 16 guests in 8 lavish cabins. Boasting a magnificent bedroom and vast class ceiling, the top and upper most private Owner’s Deck ensures maximum privacy and intimacy from the rest of the yacht. Closest to the open skies, it sports beautiful shades of blue in ranges of indigo – reflecting night skies and the deep ocean – through sky and powder blue mixed up with white and gold as references to the clouds and sun. With unique finishes, leathers, fabrics and hand blown Venetian glass light fixtures, it forms the perfect backdrop for the multi-million dollar art collection.

IWANA superyacht - Owners Deck Suite

IWANA superyacht – Owners Deck Suite

Made of steel and aluminium, IWANA superyacht boasts a superstructure integrating a full length, panoramic roof window running over the yacht. This incorporates a solar panel system in the ‘Magic Smart Glass‘. All glass on the yacht is electronically and colour switchable changing instantly for privacy, sun/glare protection and visual entertainment, just like panoramic roof windows on modern cars.

New NB 89 Motor Yacht PENNON splashes at Mengi Yay Yachts

July 15, 2015

The brand new NB 89 motor yacht PENNON has recently splashed at the Mengi Yay Yachts shipyard in Turkey. Superbly penned by Ginton Naval Architects, the 36,5-metre superyacht PENNON features interior design by YS Design Office. The newly launched vessel, construction of which started in 2013, can be seen in the video below, released by Mengi Yay Yachts. 

Beautiful, simple and sophisticated interiors of the wooden semi-displacement yacht PENNON can sleep up to 10 guests in supreme comfort. There are 5 deluxe cabins, including an amazingly generous master suite and 4 guest cabins. Moreover, the vessel boasts a huge saloon with a capacity to accommodate large guest communities, as well as a top-class kitchen, positioned on the main deck.

More information about Mengi Yay.

Beautiful 63m BENETTI Motor Yacht CHOCOLAT (FB264) in Livorno, Italy

July 15, 2015

The beautiful 63,5m motor yacht CHOCOLAT (FB264) was spotted by Roberto Malfatti in Livorno, Italy yesterday afternoon, on July 14, 2015. Launched by the prestigious Italian builder BENETTI this year, the brand new mega yacht CHOCOLAT boasts stylish and elegant interiors by Architettura d’Interni.

Benetti FB264 motor yacht CHOCOLAT in Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti FB264 motor yacht CHOCOLAT in Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Created as a home from home, with several small intimate living spaces in addition to the generous saloon, the striking FB264 superyacht CHOCOLAT by BENETTI provides lovely accommodation in 7 beautifully appointed cabins, including one owner’s cabin, 2 VIP cabins and four guest cabins. Only the finest materials have been used aboard this magnificent vessel, such as a Galuchat headboard.

Superyacht CHOCOLAT - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht CHOCOLAT – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht CHOCOLAT - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht CHOCOLAT – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

CHOCOLAT superyacht - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

CHOCOLAT superyacht – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

View more charter yachts built by Benetti here.

First THREE 88’ DOMINO SUPER Yachts by RIVA sold in less than two months

July 15, 2015

Ferretti Group has proudly announced the sale of the first three 88’ Domino Super yachts by RIVA, just a few weeks after her official launch, which was held in Monaco in May 2015. The three yachts have been sold in three different markets: the first will go to an Owner from continental Europe, the second will be delivered in the Asia-Pacific, and the third will enjoy the waters of the Middle East.

88' Domino Super Yacht at full speed

88′ Domino Super Yacht at full speed

“The official presentation of the 88’ Domino Super at the Yacht Club de Monaco was a very exciting moment and now, we can surely say that event was the starting point of what is already a commercial success. Less than two months after, Riva and the Ferretti Group are proud to announce the sale of three yachts”, said Ferretti Group’s Chief Commercial Officer, Stefano de Vivo.

Boasting a slender profile and an extensive restyling, the 88’ motor yacht Domino Super is called ‘Super’ because she marks the evolution in terms of style, comfort, as well as performance. She features aerodynamic lines, enhanced by the hull’s original colour shade, the dark ‘London Grey’, in pleasant contrast with the lighter ‘Moon Grey’ chosen for the superstructure.

The 88’ superyacht Domino Super boasts plenty of new design solutions, including the new sun deck, which enhances the yacht’s sporty character while providing its guests with additional comfort; the large continuous hull glazing, ensuring a truly aggressive look; as well as the restyled aft area, which adds the final touch to the yacht’s dynamic personality. The aft swimming platform, which can be lowered into the sea, makes diving into the water and getting back onboard much easier, as well as enhancing tender launching and haulage operations.

In the standard version, the 88’ luxury yacht Domino Super is fitted with twin MTU 16V 2000 M93, 2435 Mhp diesels, achieving a top speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 34 knots. As an option, two MTU 16V 2000 M94, 2638 Mhp engines can be installed instead, delivering the yacht a thrilling top speed of up to 40 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots.

More charter yachts built by Riva.

Awe-inspiring 90m LURSSEN Mega Yacht PHOENIX 2 underway

July 14, 2015

The premier German shipyard, LURSSEN, has just released a great video below, showing their awe-inspiring 90m mega yacht PHOENIX 2 underway. The 2010-launched motor yacht PHOENIX 2 boasts elegant and contemporary lines by Andrew Winch Designs.

Accommodation aboard LURSSEN luxury yacht PHOENIX 2 is offered to up to 12 guests in 6 lavish staterooms, including a gorgeous full-beam Deco Duplex apartment for the owner’s suite, providing fantastic views of the sea. A private staircase joins the two floors together, whilst a private foredeck complete with Spa Pool provides maximum exterior privacy. There are also 6 lovely guest cabins.

Other remarkable features aboard PHOENIX 2 superyacht include a cinema on the lower deck and a fully equipped Spa deck with Gymnasium, Hamman, and Spa room, fitted with massage table as well as beauty salon.

There are more charter yachts built by Lurssen here.

Majestic 85m Oceanco/Vitters AQUIJO Yacht in Rotterdam

July 14, 2015

The majestic 85m (279′) Oceanco/Vitters AQUIJO yacht can be seen in the video below, undergoing a bow and stern thruster testing in Rotterdam, following her first sea trial, which took place over the weekend in the North Sea. The video of sailing superyacht AQUIJO (Hull Y711/Hull 3069, Project 85) was released by ‘Dutchmegayachts’.

New 66m FEADSHIP Motor Yacht Hull 809 Sold

July 14, 2015

The new 66m FEADSHIP motor yacht Hull 809 has been successfully sold. Luxury mega yacht Project 809 is currently in build, expected to be launched this year. Below is a rendering of this beauty, shared by ‘Dutchmegayachts’.

Rendering of FEADSHIP super yacht Hull 809 shared by Dutchmegayachts

Rendering of FEADSHIP super yacht Hull 809 shared by Dutchmegayachts

To be made of steel and aluminium, FEADSHIP superyacht Hull 809 features naval architecture by De Voogt Naval Architects. She has been entirely designed by Eidsgaard Design.

View more charter yachts built by Feadship here.

Sicily and Naples Yacht Charter Special aboard Carbon Ocean 82 Sailing Yacht AEGIR

July 14, 2015

Luxury sailing yacht AEGIR is currently offering a reduced summer rate in the Naples and Sicily regions, where she is available for a price of EUR€29,500.00 per week plus expenses , down from her usual high-season rate of EUR€32,000.00. Located in the Western Mediterranean, Sicily and Naples yacht charter represents a dream holiday for many, and there is no better way to experience Italy‘s ‘Dolce Vita’ than aboard a lovely charter yacht, like AEGIR II.

AEGIR superyacht was designed by Rogers Yacht Design and constructed at Carbon Ocean Yacht, launching her in 2010. She is a Carbon Ocean 82 vessel, measuring 25,1 metres (82’4”) with accommodation for up to six charter guests.

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Double Cabin

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Double Cabin

Constructed completely from pre-preg carbon, using the latest aerospace technology to date, AEGIR is a fantastic sailing yacht which flawlessly combines performance with elegant lines. Her three spreader carbon rig, towering 35 metres above deck provide excellent horse-power. Her masthead asymmetric kite is 650 square metres. Her in race-mode prediction analysis suggest an upwind speed of 10.5 knows and she is able to sail 20 knots downwind.

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Twin Cabin

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Twin Cabin

Thanks to her design by Rogers Yacht Design, charter yacht AEGIR II boasts a light, stiff and robust structure. She is an ideal choice not only for luxury holidays, but also for the Cruiser Racer class for the Med circuit. All of her sail handling systems are fit for racing and each movement and manoeuvre can be executed with minimal effort. She is not only a great cruiser but also very comfortable for extended cruising.

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Master Cabin

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Master Cabin

The interior is characterised by light and modern features, providing great space for her owner from the saloon forward, allowing for plenty of privacy. There is also a possibility to create two separate cabins forward when needed and there are additional twin guest cabins to accommodate up to three children.

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Salon and dining

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Salon and dining

The saloon is perfect for entertainment and social gatherings, boasting a spacious open-plan living area, a ‘rise and fall’ table that converts into a formal dining table. There is also a large and fully-equipped galley for those fantastic culinary creations by your personal Chef on board.

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Galley

Sail Yacht AEGIR - Galley

Sailing Yacht Aegir II

Year:2010   L.O.A.:25.1m (82'4'')  Beam:5.75 m (18' 10'') 
Max Speed:11.5 knots  Cruise Speed:9.5 knots  Engines:1 x 180hp Yanmar 4BY80 
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Naples and Sicily Superyacht Vacations

Italy is one of the countries that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Rich in history, fabulous architecture and colourful culture, Italy offers everything that is needed for that perfect holiday full of adventure, great food, relaxation as well as vibrancy. There is anything and everything for people of all ages, and what better way to experience this than aboard a luxury yacht? Naples and Sicily are two of the most iconic destinations in the Western Mediterranean and a sought-after destination amongst discerning travellers.

Positano - Amalfi Coasts - Photo by Paola Ghirotti - Image credit to Italian Tourism Board ENIT

Positano – Amalfi Coasts – Photo by Paola Ghirotti – Image credit to Italian Tourism Board ENIT

If you have decided to embark on this exciting new adventure called yacht charter, make sure you approach a company that has access to all the yachts. In addition to the outstanding superyacht AEGIR, there are other beautiful vessels that could suite your image of that perfect vacation. Don’t hesitate to contact our brokers for free assistance and a fully-personalised yacht charter itinerary.

Lipari - Photo by Raffaele Tolomeo

Lipari – Photo by Raffaele Tolomeo