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Ferretti Group Sales Award for Ventura UK

September 19, 2014

The recently concluded Cannes Yachting Festival saw Ventura UK receive the award for Best Sales Performance by the Ferretti Group. Ventura UK is the London division of the international Ventura Group, and is the official UK dealer for all the brands in the Ferretti Group portfolio: Ferretti YachtsFerretti Custom Line,Ferretti NavettaPershingRivaMochi CraftItamaBertram and CRN.

Ventura team receive Ferretti Group Sales Award

Ventura team receive Ferretti Group Sales Award

Ventura UK’s sales grew 28% over the past 12 months, following a 16% increase in the previous year. Ventura UK won the award against competition from the entire worldwide Ferretti Group dealer network.

The Ventura Group provides an international sales and after-sales service across Europe and the Western Mediterranean through its offices in London, Marbella, Mallorca and Barcelona, with support from the Ferretti Group giving worldwide coverage.

Many of Ventura UK’s customers are British, but the company’s London location, and its links to Spain and the Mediterranean through the group’s other offices, attract clients of many different nationalities with connections in London.

Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 Yacht presented at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival

Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 28 Yacht presented at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival

Head of Ventura UK, Michael Newton-Woof, is in no doubt about the importance of their London base: “Around half of our London clients are British, but the nationality of the other 50% is increasingly diverse, ranging from Russia and Scandinavia to central and southern Europe as well as from across the Atlantic. What they have in common is that they generally have a home in the UK, and that they use their boat in the Western Mediterranean. So we are well placed to serve their needs in the Med, as well as providing a convenient UK point of contact.”

New Pershing 70 Yacht

New Pershing 70 Yacht

The range of Ferretti Group boats sold by Ventura covers over 50 different models, ranging in price from around £400,000 to over £30m. The latest additions to the fleet launched at Cannes were the Ferretti Yachts 650, Pershing 70 yacht and Ferretti superyacht Navetta 28.

FEEBE items for Heliad II and YXT Yachts by Lynx Yachts

September 19, 2014

Amsterdam-based builder, LYNX Yachts, launched two exciting projects over the last year: the 24m superyacht support vessel YXT One (Yacht-X-Tender) with aluminum hull and superstructure, as well as the 33,5m motor yacht Heliad II. Both vessels bear interior design by Weber Yacht Design, with naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, and have been supplied with items by FEEBE. For superyacht Heliad II, the project realization was the responsibility of AZ Scheepstechniek. Heliad II is offered for luxury yacht charter and YXT is currently for sale.

24m Lynx superyacht support vessel Yxt One

24m Lynx superyacht support vessel Yxt One

Luxury yacht HELIAD II features a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with a beautiful canoe stern. A total of 8 guests can stay over the night in 2 twin guest cabins and 2 VIP-cabins. The owners have their spacious cabin on the main deck in the fore part, with all luxury one could wish. The crew area fore of the yacht accommodates 5 crew members (including the captain) in three cabins. Heliad II is fully equipped with FEEBE passerelle, deck crane, boarding ladder, overhead crane, tide ladder, swim stair, hydraulic systems, as well as Muir deck equipment.

YXT yacht support vessel can carry a host of toys and large tenders. When at anchor, the YXT acts as a large beach club and, depending on the custom configuration below decks. She offers a sauna, spa, gym or extra accommodations for guests, staff or crew.

Heliad II Yacht by Lynx Yachts

Heliad II Yacht by Lynx Yachts

The supply from FEEBE for YXT is also impressive as they delivered the passerelle, deck crane, Muir deck equipment, hydraulic equipment and the drive system with hinges for the transom hatch.

FEEBE boarding ladder

FEEBE boarding ladder

FEEBE, which was started by Philip Feenstra, has more than 20 years of experience with the engineering, the manufacturing and installation of different shipboard systems in the superyacht industry. These products of Dutch high quality are custom made. From the start to the end of the project, a team of dedicated professionals are involved in the engineering, manufacturing, installation, commissioning and servicing of the equipment. Everything is developed in house under strict quality control.

Photos: Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson

September 19, 2014

The all-new motor yacht PJ 265 is a ground-breaking carbon composite 48M SuperSport model, launched by the prestigious US maker Palmer Johnson this year. The striking Palmer Johnson PJ 265 yacht is one of the largest luxury vessels ever built entirely from the advanced material of carbon. Below are the photos of this jewel, taken by Chris Miller Photography.

Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Carbon Composite 48M SuperSport PJ 265 Yacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Superyacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Superyacht PJ 265 by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

PJ 265 superyacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

PJ 265 superyacht by Palmer Johnson - Image credit to Chris Miller Photography

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24 – 28, 2014

September 19, 2014

The Sunseeker France Group is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an exclusive yachting event to coincide with the Monaco Yacht Show, called ‘Sunseeker Yacht Show’. This will run at the Port de Plaisance, in the idyllic Beaulieu-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Monaco, from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th September.

The port of Beaulieu is welcoming the unique Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th to 28th September

The port of Beaulieu is welcoming the unique Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th to 28th September

With one of the industry’s largest international boat shows just a short drive down the road, it is by no means a coincidence that the Sunseeker France Group will also be displaying a selection of pre-owned boats to coincide this September.

The Sunseeker Yacht Show will take place at the Port de Plaisance in the idyllic Beaulieu-sur-Mer, situated between Nice and Monaco. Running parallel to the Monaco Yacht Show, this is a chance for clients to view the showcase of selected craft from 40ft to 84ft. Daily opening times from 10.00am until 6.00pm (out of hours by appointment).

The Sunseeker Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is set to be the star of the Sunseeker Yacht Show this September

The Sunseeker Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” is set to be the star of the Sunseeker Yacht Show this September

The talk of the show will undoubtedly be the 2011 Sunseeker Predator 84 motor yacht “FIRECRACKER”, a yacht which reflects Sunseeker’s cutting-edge development in performance yacht design. With a sports flybridge and a dining / seating area on the bow, accommodation on board is fully maximised. Below, clever design has created four spacious ensuite cabins.

“FIRECRACKER” boasts extensive outdoor space both aft and forward

“FIRECRACKER” boasts extensive outdoor space both aft and forward

Built in 2011 for an existing Sunseeker client, “FIRECRACKER” offers unbridled space and luxury. Fitted with Satin Oak wood throughout, complemented with white lacquer feature panels and her striking Jet Black hull, “FIRECRACKER” is an excellent turn-key opportunity on the current brokerage market – asking £2,495,000 ex VAT. With a long list of extras that include a Sports Fly, Hydraulic Platform and Trac Digital Fin Stabilizers, this is a Sunseeker 84 Predator that must be seen to be truly appreciated.

The iconic Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxury cabins

The iconic Predator 84 “FIRECRACKER” accommodates 8 guests in 4 luxury cabins

The Sunseeker Manhattan 55 and Sunseeker 75 Yacht have also been confirmed to join the motor yacht line-up on display during the event.

With many Monaco Yacht Show visitors also looking at pre-owned examples, the Sunseeker Yacht Show gives the opportunity for clients to view a range of models from different manufacturers in a relaxed boutique setting where some of the industry’s most respected Sales Brokers will be on hand to give invaluable advice regarding the collection of Motor Yachts on show.

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24th to 28th, Beaulieu

Sunseeker Yacht Show, September 24th to 28th, Beaulieu

Murray Bray, Sales Manager of Sunseeker Beaulieu comments, “We are delighted to host this late season Sunseeker event at the Port of Beaulieu. We are equally delighted to host the event during the Monaco Yacht Show, which is taking place just a stone’s throw away. We have a great selection of Sunseeker motor yachts here for guests to view; all are for sale and available for immediate delivery. It’s a perfect opportunity to purchase a Sunseeker!”

A selection of Sunseeker and non-Sunseeker boats will be on display at the Sunseeker Yacht Show from 24th-28th September.

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

New 165m motor yacht project by Nauta Design

September 19, 2014

After the amazing impact of the 180-metre giga yacht Azzam on the market, firmly placed among the 100 biggest superyachts in the world, Nauta Design is proud to unveil their new breath-taking 165m motor yacht project.

New 165m mega yacht project by Nauta Design

New 165m mega yacht project by Nauta Design

The Milan-based office led by Mario Pedol, elaborated the 165m Nauta mega yacht project, partly inspired by the “Light” conception that the Nauta designers conceived six years ago, and became their signature on all the superyachts they design. This concept is based on what has become a trend in the civil architecture: seamless inside/outside connection and harmony, breath-taking views from both inside and out, balance and cleanliness of lines, extraordinary outdoor spaces. The blending of these key elements makes for elegance and visual lightness of the whole yacht.

The superstructure of the 165m Nauta superyacht project is spanned on half of the total length of the hull and the 4 decks above the main deck (on a total of 7 decks) are harmoniously shortening step by step, to form a perfect balanced volume that ascends in a pyramidal shape to bear at the summit the mast, which stands exactly on the central vertical line of the hull.

165m Nauta superyacht project

165m Nauta superyacht project

Each deck has a tremendous windowed area to emphasize the in/out view and contact. Each deck is devoted to some specific functions.

The main deck half front area is dedicated to 2 Vip suites and 7 Vip cabins, each enriched with private fixed balcony recessed into the hull, providing each guest with his own private dehors. Amidships is the spectacular main lobby, 150 sq. m., to welcome guests in the best way. The aft area of the main deck is dedicated to the pool, 10 x 4 m, which is linked with the underneath wellness and entertainment area, lying on the lower deck, fitted with gym, sauna, Hammam, massage, beauty parlour, cinema, casino.

Furtherly aft on the lower deck, owners and guests can enjoy 150 sq mt of open teak deck then go into the impressive 170 sq mt enclosed Sea Lounge for a drink or snack. The Sea Lounge is actually a true disco club with DJ professional consolle and cocktail bar.

165m Nauta motor yacht project

165m Nauta motor yacht project

The opening transom has folding stairs for easy access to the water, and two side opening terraces furtherly enhance the contact with the sea and the environment.

Two convenient boarding lobbies are positioned amidships to port and starboard where guests and crew can board tenders without disturbing the swimming guests aft.

On the lower deck two garages berth a submarine and a fast Rib. The front area of this deck is all dedicated to crews, with 30 cabins, mostly double, crew mess and galley.

On the forward area of the upper deck, 6 guest cabins are connected, further in front, with an amazing guest observation deck, facing the bow, surrounded by 180° large windows (and linked by a spiral staircase to the Vip cabins and suites area underneath). This feature offers to the numerous guests – up to 32 – a 400 sq. m. area, half enclosed and half open, where to sunbath and relax either under navigation or at anchor. Further in front the helipad is actually hiding the heli hangar. The aft indoor part of the upper deck has a nice entertainment and relaxing saloon with the live music of a piano, connected to an outdoor dining and lounging area.

165m Nauta luxury yacht project

165m Nauta luxury yacht project

Deck 5 is dedicated to the owner, who could choose to keep all the deck for him, with an approximately 700 sq. m. suite containing, beside the sleeping room, a gym, a studio, a 36 sq. m. conference room for 16 invitees, a very private owner dining room, a deck salon directly connected to a 300 sq. m. open relaxing area fully equipped with sofas and chaise longues.

On top, the sun deck crowns this 165m. The open front area is naturally devoted to sunbathing and completed by a pool. The 150 sq. m. of the indoor volume contains a panoramic lounge and bar.

The 165m Nauta yacht is vertically linked by a total of 5 lifts, 3 reserved to the guests and 2 for the crew to service the different decks.

8 generators provide 14,000 kW to the diesel-electric propulsion motors that assure a quiet, silent and vibration-free navigation up to 20 knots max speed, and 18 knots cruising speed. At 15 knots the range is 6,000 miles.

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF THE 165M NAUTA SUPERYACHT PROJECT

Construction Material: AH36 steel and aluminium alloy (sea water resistant type)

Class: LRS + PYC

Length Overall: 165 m.

Length at Waterline: 155.4 m.

Beam max: 21 m.

Design draft: abt. 5.5 m.

Displacement (@ design draft 5.5 m.): abt. 11,500 tons

Gross tonnage: approx. 13,000 GRT

Number of Decks:  7

Accommodation for Owner, Vip & Guest: 32 in 16 cabins

Accommodation for Captain, Crew and Staff: 64 in 33 cabins

Owner’s suite: 1

VIP suites: 2

VIP cabins: 7

Guest cabins: 6

Interior Luxury spaces: approx. 2,040 sq. m

Crew accommodation: approx. 1,140 sq. m

Catering and service spaces: approx. 850 sq. m

External furnished spaces: approx. 3,170 sq. m

Propulsion Engines: 2 PEM x abt. 7,000 kW

Diesel Generators Engines Max Power: 4 x abt. 2,900 kW + 4 x 2,100 kW

Propellers: 2 FPP

Cruising Speed (@ design draft): approx. 18 kn.

Max Speed (@ design draft & 100% max rated power): approx. 20 kn.

Nautical Range (@ economic speed of 15 kn): approx. 6,000 nm

Thrusters: 2 x abt. 900 kW (bow) + 2 x abt. 450 kW (stern)

Stabilizers: 2 pairs fixed – at anchor stabilization

Rudders: 2 high lift type

Below is a selection of the stylish charter yachts with design by Nauta.

Alloy sailing yacht MONDANGO 3 announced as ISS Design Awards 2014 Finalist

September 19, 2014

Continuing with her award winning ways, Alloy sailing yacht Mondango 3 (AY46) has been announced as one of the finalists in the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards 2014. The 56-metre superyacht Mondango3 features striking design and naval architecture by Dubois Naval Architects, with elegant, timeless and functional interior by Reymond Langton Design. The winner will be declared in the fantastic Florida yacht holiday location – Fort Lauderdale in October.

Luxury superyacht MONDANGO 3 - Image credit to Chris Lewis

Luxury superyacht MONDANGO 3 - Image credit to Chris Lewis

Alloy luxury yacht Mondango III provides deluxe accommodation to 11 guests in 5 magnificent cabins. There is one master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins and one pullman bed. Some of the special features of this superb performance ketch include an aft deck spa pool, two large tenders stowed below the foredeck and a swing lift centre board, allowing the yacht to slide into shallow lagoons and waterways.

AY46 Yacht MONDANGO 3 - Master Suite Image by Chris Lewis

AY46 Yacht MONDANGO 3 - Master Suite Image by Chris Lewis

Below is a gallery for the outstanding charter yachts built by Alloy.

JFA WindQuest Yacht among ISS Design Awards 2014 Finalists

September 19, 2014

JFA Yachts is proud to announce that charter yacht WindQuest has been chosen as one of the finalists in the International Superyacht Society Design Awards 2014. Long Island 85 sailing yacht WindQuest will compete in the ‘Sail 24-40m’ category. The gala evening will take place in the lovely Florida yacht charter destination – Fort Lauderdale on October 29, 2014.

JFA superyacht WindQuest under sail

JFA superyacht WindQuest under sail

Designed by Marc Lombard, superyacht WindQuest was delivered in May 2014. This fast cruising catamaran is the first of a semi-custom “Long Island” series. The hulls are aluminium-built while the deck is in composite material.

WindQuest Yacht

WindQuest Yacht

WindQuest yacht can accommodate up to 8 guests with 4 crew’s members. The main cabin is “must-have” on the Long Island 85! Stretching across the full beam of the yacht, this exceptionally large suite offers a superb view on 180°, never seen before on a sailing or even on a motor yacht of this size.

WindQuest superyacht - Exterior

WindQuest superyacht - Exterior

WindQuest superyacht had her maiden voyage in southern Britany sailing along the coasts of the English Channel and of the Atlantic between London and Lisbon before heading for the West Indies in October. This superyacht is available for charter and is scheduled to be in Europe and the West Indies the first two years, then in North America around the Great Lakes and in the West Indies the 3rd year.

Luxury yacht WindQuest - Interior

Luxury yacht WindQuest - Interior

The 85’ charter yacht WindQuest offers spaces and performs like a 100’-110’ monohull but with a reduced draught, more comfort and increased stability.

Palmer Johnson SuperSport 150 motor yacht SKYFALL II (ex O’Khalila) refitted by Sunrise Yachts

September 19, 2014

The Sunrise Yachts Refit Division has recently delivered motor yacht Project Skyfall II, previously known as O’Khalila yacht, to her American owner. The 46-metre superyacht Skyfall II represents the first in the Palmer Johnson SuperSport 150 series.

Palmer Johnson 150 motor yacht SKYFALL II (ex O’Khalila) refitted by Sunrise Yachts

Palmer Johnson 150 motor yacht SKYFALL II (ex O’Khalila) refitted by Sunrise Yachts

The refit of luxury yacht Skyfall II included extensive modification, including: removal of the central main engine and shaftline; installation of a SeaKeepers gyro stabilizer system (in addition to the existing Quantum Zero-Speed stabilizers); hull modifications; new teak decks; complete new designed and high-tech composite-built hardtop with integrated air conditioning system; all new outside composite deck furniture on both decks, including integrated Jacuzzi; relocation of wing stations, repainting of the yacht from metallic gold to light grey colour; and last but not least comprehensive interior refit of owners and guests areas to Evan Marshall design.

After delivering a number of refit projects in recent years (47m Heesen motor yacht Big Mak, 41m Kaiserwerft yacht Cloud 9, 41m Rob Roy, etc) the shipyard will increase its lifting and launching capability from 500 to 1,200 displacement tons in 2015 in order to invite larger projects.

Project Name: Sunrise R149

LOA: 45.70m

Beam (max): 8.40m

Draft (max): 2.10m

Gross Tonnage 395 tons

Top Speed: 30 knots

Guests: 10

Crew: 8

Design: Palmer Johnson SuperSport 150

Refit Interior Design: Evan K. Marshall

Refit Engineering: Sunrise Yachts/Ozgun Yacht Design

Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping/MCA LY2

Propulsion: 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90

Hull & Superstructure: Aluminium

ICON Yachts transform motor yacht ICON

September 19, 2014

ICON Yachts have transformed their first build, motor yacht ICON, into 68 metres of pure luxury. In only six months, the prominent Dutch shipyard has carried out a five-meter transom extension of mega yacht ICON. She is currently on her way to the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter location – Monaco to attend the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

68m mega yacht ICON lengthened by ICON Yachts

68m mega yacht ICON lengthened by ICON Yachts

The most striking external addition is a spectacular five-meter infinity swimming pool but also sees the addition of a large Hamam six person sauna, expanded gym, showers and a dive store.

The interior has also seen significant upgrades. The upper salon is now completely open plan with state-of-the-art hidden TVs allowing maximum flexibility and a full beam experience. The main deck salon received a cinema installation and the central staircases have been refinished in brighter colours with softer materials.

Major technical upgrades have also been performed including new Scania generator sets with dedicated sound shielding and an upgrade to the bow thruster befitting the extension of the hull.

To complete the re-birth of this iconic yacht, her exterior received a complete new paint finish in the well known Alexseal application.

With M/Y ICON on her way to Monaco, her new owner is set to enjoy the post Monaco Show season on his new yacht and she is then set to depart for the Caribbean to enjoy the winter season.

Video: Azimut 85 motor yacht SOLO CONTIGO cruising in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 18, 2014

Launched by the leading Italian manufacturer Azimut Yachts in 2009, motor yacht SOLO CONTIGO is a superb Azimut 85 vessel, boasting modern yet classy interiors. Superyacht SOLO CONTIGO can sleep up to 8 guests in 4 deluxe cabins. Below is a video showing this striking vessel while cruising in Fort Lauderdale, a fabulous Florida yacht charter destination. The video has been released by ‘ZipZapPower’.