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NEW SF40 Superyacht SERENITY by Mondomarine completes her first transcontinental voyage

February 16, 2016

Written by zuzana

The first transcontinental journey has been recently completed by the all-new SF40 superyacht SERENITY with a great success. Built by the prestigious Italian manufacturer Mondomarine, SERENITY cruised from their shipyard in Savona to Dubai, where she will be displayed at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show, running from March 1 to 5.

Arrival of SF40 Serenity by Mondomarine in Dubai

Arrival of SF40 Serenity by Mondomarine in Dubai

The all-aluminium 42,30-metre SERENITY left Savona on January 20 and  sailed across the Mediterranean Sea, passing Messina and reaching the Suez Canal (Port Side), a gateway into the Red Sea, a week later. After a stop at Salalah in Oman on February 5th, she reached Dubai on February 9th, successfully completing the 4,500-mile journey.

Beautifully pencilled by Luca Vallebona – SFL Design, the vessel is eagerly awaited in the UAE as its interior décor was created by the Dubai-based designer Fatema Almaidan – SFL Design.

Boasting a clean and well-balanced design together with a new conception of internal and external volumes and layout, luxury yacht SERENITY was first introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015. She has been nominated for both the World Superyacht Awards 2016 as well as the ShowBoat Design Awards 2016.

Following her participation in the Dubai International Boat Show, SERENITY will leave for a two week Persian and Oman Gulf tour, visiting Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman.

More charter yachts built by Mondomarine.

Take a glimpse at Mangusta Fleet 2016

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Take a glimpse at the Mangusta fleet 2016 in the great video below, unveiled by Overmarine Mangusta. The current range consists of three different lines of yachts: the Mangusta Maxi Opens, including models measuring from 72 to 215 feet in length.

The range also includes the Mangusta 165, the twelfth unit of which has just been sold. At 50m in length and able to achieve a thrilling speed of 40 knots, she is currently the fastest Maxi Open in the world of her length.

More charter yachts built by Mangusta (Overmarine).

Two new superyacht projects unveiled by Baglietto in Miami

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

La Spezia-based Italian shipyard, Baglietto, has recently unveiled two new projects, designed by Francesco Paszkowski, during an event held at the Casa Tua restaurant in Miami, Florida. The 43m OPEN and the 48m EXPLORER yachts complete the yard’s range, including a series of vessels measuring from 35m to 65m in length.

New 43m OPEN by Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski

New 43m OPEN by Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski

Boasting a modern, contemporary style, the new 43m OPEN stands out for the great liveability of both her outdoor areas and interiors, while preserving the aggressive look and impressive performance of a sporty craft. Two accommodation layouts are available, with 4 or 5 cabins, as well as a third option in which the main deck can be raised, making room for a larger master cabin. A wide sunbathing area with a small custom-made pool is positioned aft, while a second living area situated forward allows to enjoy the sea view in the maximum privacy.

43m OPEN - side view

43m OPEN – side view

Boasting excellent sea-keeping features, the new 48m Explorer is ideal for long range cruises and when spending a long time at anchor. The main deck hosts an amazing salon and the connected dining area, offering great onboard comfort. Here, a large galley with storage area and the laundry can be found amidships, while the full-beam master cabin extends across the entire bow area.

48m Explorer by Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski

48m Explorer by Baglietto and Francesco Paszkowski

The sundeck of the 48m Explorer superyacht by Baglietto is fitted with a sunbathing area, a lounge area, as well as a dining area, and there is also room for a Jacuzzi tub, which has been included in the stairwell. The transom hosts a beach area with a bar, a gym, a Turkish bath, and a sauna. In terms of possible fittings and furnishings, the Owner can choose from a very wide range of options, from an essential style to a highly sophisticated one.

48m Explorer - top view

48m Explorer – top view

More charter yachts built by Baglietto.

NEW Superyacht BILGIN 155 set for delivery in May 2016

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Construction of the new 46,80-metre steel and aluminium superyacht BILGIN 155 is well underway at the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts, following a few minor changes to the interior by the Owner. Scheduled for delivery in May 2016, she has been superbly penned by H2 Yacht Design.

Bilgin 155 by Bilgin Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

Bilgin 155 by Bilgin Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

The most recent vessel of the Bilgin’s displacement line, BILGIN 155 has been designed to comply with RINA RINA Commercial Class Maltese Cross Hull, Mach, Y unrestricted and LY3 regulations. Once completed, she will be available for unrestricted coastal and offshore cruising around Europe, Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Caribbean.

Bilgin 155 from above

Bilgin 155 from above

Accommodation layout consists of 4 guest cabins, 2 master cabins with steam baths, one captain’s cabin and four crew cabins. There are also two saloons, a spacious sun deck area, beach club and a garage, which can be both used as tender storage and living area. The many special amenities aboard will include a popular Jacuzzi, as well as a wonderful selection of water toys, including two tender boats and two jet-skies.

Bilgin 155 - side view

Bilgin 155 – side view

Mixing up excellent performance and comfort, BILGIN 155 is run by twin CAT C32 1450bhp 2300 rpm marine diesel engines, expected to achieve a top speed of 16 knots. The navigation equipment will be fitted in accordance with regulations A1+A2+A3 unrestricted navigation.

Bilgin is currently also working on another super yacht project on spec, codenamed BILGIN 156. She was also created by H2 Yacht Design and will be ready on spec within the next year.

See more charter yachts built by Bilgin Yachts here.

Outstanding 74m Mega Yacht ILONA by AMELS at ICON Shipyard in Harlingen

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Jan en Evelyn van de Witte has kindly shared with us the photos below, taken by his father Mr W van de Witte, showing the outstanding 74m mega yacht ILONA at the ICON shipyard in Harlingen, the Netherlands, where she arrived on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The breath-taking ILONA was originally built by AMELS to a design by Redman Whiteley Dixon in 2004.

ILONA by AMELS in Harlingen, the Netherlands - Photo by W van de Witte

ILONA by AMELS in Harlingen, the Netherlands – Photo by W van de Witte

Boasting flowing, balanced and naturally inspired lines, ILONA is a truly custom vessel, combining excellent sea going capabilities with striking design features. Built to comply to MCA and LR standards, she can comfortably accommodate up to 16 guests across 6 deluxe cabins, and is taken care of by 28 crewmembers.

ILONA - side view - Photo by W van de Witte

ILONA – side view – Photo by W van de Witte

In addition to numerous special amenities, the steel and aluminium luxury yacht ILONA also boasts a cinema, a massage room and a gymnasium. Moreover, she is fitted with a large helipad and helicopter hangar. There is a fully retractable system of opening doors on the aft deck, which has been installed to allow a helicopter to land and be stowed in a fire-proof hangar below deck.

ILONA - aft view - Photo by W van de Witte

ILONA – aft view – Photo by W van de Witte

There are more charter yachts built by Amels here.

Third Palmer Johnson PJ170 Superyacht undergoing outfitting

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Built by the prestigious US shipyard Palmer Johnson, the third PJ170 superyacht was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’ in the video below. A sister ship to DB9 and BLISS, she is currently undergoing outfitting in Florida’s Dania Beach, expected to be delivered soon.

Entirely designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard, the Palmer Johnson PJ170 Hull #3 is a striking 52,4-metre aluminium SportYacht series vessel, representing the last Palmer Johnson to be built in the US, following the news released by the shipyard about their strategic move to continue production at Holland Jachtbouw in the Netherlands.

See more charter yachts built by Palmer Johnson here.

Delivery of NEW 61m JUST J’S – The Largest Motoryacht built by Hakvoort to date

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

Hakvoort Shipyards have proudly announced the successful delivery of the 61-metre JUST J’S to her highly involved Owners. The largest motoryacht built by the prominent Dutch shipyard to date, this exciting new vessel boasts ingenious design and cutting-edge technology.

Just Js by Hakvoort Shipyard

Just Js by Hakvoort Shipyard

At 61m, JUST J’S breaks the yard’s previous record, set by the 50-metre LADY MARINA in 1994, however, the next yacht to be launched by Hakvoort will be even longer.

JUST J’S’ exterior combines Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design flair with extraordinary Hakvoort workmanship. Her most striking characteristics are the massive windows, especially in the guest cabins on the main deck forward and the lines of the hull. Thanks to her elongated silhouette, partially closed foredeck and balance between the superstructure and the hull, she looks substantially longer than her 61 metres on the water.

The breath-taking JUST J’S spans over five amazing decks, each with its own theme. The overall theme is contemporary, with a traditional nautical edge to the panelling, trimming and woodwork. This combination of modern and classic was important to the owners, who wished to mix up the feel of being on a yacht with the informal atmosphere of a beach residence.

The main deck is the most formal part of luxury yacht JUST J’S, characterised by deep blue and shimmering silver tones. There are four guest suites and the VIP stateroom, all providing fantastic vistas and direct, easy access to the spacious main salon and dining room. The main deck dining room, which seats 14, has a graceful, airy feel.

The entire deck above the main deck is entirely devoted to the owners. The glass dome above the bed ensures an unprecedented feel of volume and airiness to the owner’s stateroom. There is also a comfortable owners’ lounge, which is surrounded on three sides by glass. A similar peaceful ambience is available on the aft deck, with a large circular dining table, bar and BBQ. Other highlights of the owners’ deck are a gorgeous study and a charming, private outdoor corner forward with a breakfast nook flanked by a whirlpool bath.

A family-friendly yacht, JUST J’S offers a lovely sky lounge with a wealth of wide, comfy couches. The bridge deck also features a comfortable cinema room and generous aft outdoor zone for alfresco entertaining, with two round tables and a wealth of settees and sun loungers.

The sundeck continues the relaxing blue-green colour scheme of the bridge deck. The highlight here is the amazing 3 x 2-metre pool forward with a contraflow system, decorated in gorgeous mosaics in a Caribbean style.

The spacious and comfortable crew quarters for up to 16 crew members consist of eight crew cabins. The lower deck also hosts two additional guest cabins, a spacious lazarette containing a gym as well as the tender and four Jetskis, which are launched from large gullwing doors on either side.

To top it all off, JUST J’S can easily reach a top speed of 15,5 knots, can comfortably cruise at 13 knots, and has a range of some 4,000 nautical miles.

View more charter yachts built by Hakvoort here.

Closer look at Giant 156M Mega Yacht DILBAR (Project OMAR) by LURSSEN

February 15, 2016

Written by zuzana

The giant 156m DILBAR, also known as Project OMAR, was spotted by ‘DrDuu’ on Friday, February 12, 2016. Built to the highest quality by the leading German shipyard LURSSEN, DILBAR is expected to be delivered to her Owner within this year.

Currently representing the world’s fourth largest luxury vessel, the steel-hulled DILBAR was launched from the shipyard’s facility in Lemwerder in April 2015. The prominent German builder has also constructed the current largest superyacht in the world – the imposing 180m AZZAM.

There are more charter yachts built by Lurssen here.

Three Majesty Superyachts by Gulf Craft among World Superyacht Awards 2016 Finalists

February 12, 2016

Written by zuzana

The premier Middle Eastern shipyard, Gulf Craft, has proudly announced that three Majesty superyachts have been shortlisted to participate in the prestigious World Superyacht Awards 2016. Winners will be unveiled in the historic city of Florence, Italy on May 14, 2016.

Gulf Craft among World Superyacht Awards 2016 Finalists

Gulf Craft among World Superyacht Awards 2016 Finalists

The Majesty 155 M/Y Escape is one of the finalists under the Displacement Motor Yachts below 500 gross tonnage from 47 m and above category. The Majesty 135 M/Y Jewel, which was showcased at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, is one of the finalists under the Semi-Displacement Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30 m- 41.90 m category. And lastly, the Majesty 122 M/Y Nashwan is a finalist under the Semi-displacement Two Deck Motor Yachts category.

More Gulf Craft charter yachts.

Striking AMELS LE180 Super Yacht ASTRA

February 12, 2016

Written by zuzana

Take a closer look at the striking AMELS Limited Editions 180 super yacht ASTRA in the amazing video below, released by Andrey Bauer. Measuring 55 meters in length, this superb and well sized 2014 vessel boasts distinctively elegant exteriors, coming from drawing boards of acclaimed Tim Heywood.

Available for charter seasonally between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean, ASTRA spans over three breath-taking decks, and offers accommodation to up to 10 guests across 5 en-suite cabins. These include a lavishly appointed master stateroom on the main deck forward, with a king size bed, separate lounge, oversized en-suite with tub and private balcony from the cabin.

Superyacht ASTRA

Year:2014   L.O.A.:55.00m (180' 5")  Beam:9.40m (30' 10") 
Max Speed:15.5 knots  Cruise Speed:13 knots  Engines: 
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:14 

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