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Exclusive Video and Photos: Highly Secretive 130m+ Lurssen Mega Yacht Unveiled

November 01, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Another highly-secretive luxury mega yacht project by Lurssen has been unveiled yesterday: The 130m+ superyacht was seen being moved into the yard’s facility close to Bremen. This news follows the equally exciting launch of 123-metre project JUPITER which was seen floating out from the same shed last week. The name of the 130m+ project is unknown at this stage and she is believed to spend the upcoming year being outfitted and completed. Lurssen is also known for such important mega yachts as the 156m DILBAR or the largest yacht in the world – 180m AZZAM. Video and photos copyright of DrDuu. 

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

130m+ mega yacht by Lurssen

Don’t Miss This Video: Lurssen’s 124m Mega Yacht Project Jupiter Floats Out

October 31, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The superyacht industry is already well-aware of the recent launch of the 124-metre project Jupiter – a mega yacht with an eye-catching exterior design created by H2 Yacht Design and Lurssen’s high-quality craftsmanship. This highly-anticipated vessel has been captured on video by DrDuu right the moment she made herself visible to the public eye. Check out the below video to see the launch or further down the shorter, time-lapse version if you only have a minute.

Additional Photos of Project Jupiter – Image copyright DrDuu

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A Week of Significant Yacht Launches

October 30, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Recent superyacht launches have created a real buzz. It is no wonder, as there were some projects highly anticipated for a long time, which have, indeed, become head-turners. The super yachting industry welcomes four newly built superyachts.

Lurssen Project Jupiter 

Project Jupiter. Photo by H2 Design

Lurssen Yacht Jupiter Launch of 124m. Photo by H2 Design

Project Jupiter, a new addition to the top 30 largest superyachts in the world, was launched in Germany by bespoke Lurssen yachts. Designed by H2 Design, Project Jupiter has an outstanding dynamic exterior.

Oceanco Project Y715 

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Oceanco Yacht Y715 Launch of 88.8 m – Exterior – Image by ©Dutch Yachting

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Oceanco Y715. Image by ©Dutch Yachting

The 88.5-metre superyacht has been revealed by Oceanco in the Netherlands. Project Y715 was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni and is scheduled to be delivered to her owner in 2017.

Crescent Superyacht 145

Superyacht Crescent 145 Launch

Superyacht Crescent 145 Launch

Crescent Custom Yachts launched a 43-metre superyacht, Crescent 145. She was built according to Lloyd class standard and designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett and Jack Sarin.

Claasen Sailing Superyacht Acadia

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Claasen Superyacht Acadia. Photo courtesy of Dutchmegayachts

Dutch shipyard Claasen has recently launched a stunning sailing superyacht Acadia. Measuring 27.5 metres, she was designed by Hoek Design and features superb glossy red and white colour hull.

 

Oceanco launch 88.5 metre Yacht Y715

October 29, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

In a busy year for the large luxury yacht builder Oceanco have launched their new 88.5 metre motor yacht Y715 in Alblasserdam, near Rotterdam. The yacht’s name is yet to be publicised and this is the first time the boat has been openly revealed by Oceanco. She is to be finished, tested and sea trialed before being delivered to her owner in 2017. All images of the yacht’s launch are courtesy of and © by Dutch Yachting.

Oceanco Yacht Y715 Launch of 88.8 m - Bow - Image by Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Yacht Y715 Launch of 88.8 m – Bow – Image by Dutch Yachting

The yacht’s hull and superstructure arrived at Oceanco’s facility in Alblasserdam for finishing in May last year.  The exterior of The 88.5m/ 290.35ft Y715 superyacht was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs which also designed the Oceanco yachts Anastasia and Nirvana.

With a beam of 14.2m and a draft of 3.9m, the superyacht has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and has an estimated internal volume of ~ 2,950 GT. She will have an approximate maximum speed of 19 knots and cruising speed of 16 knots.

She is likely to accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins and as well as around 27 crew members.

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Oceanco Yacht Y715 Launch of 88.8 m - Bow - Image by Dutch Yachting

Oceanco Yacht Y715 Launch of 88.8 m – Bow – Image by Dutch Yachting

FLIBS 2016 Welcomes Feadship and M/Y Savannah

October 26, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Feadship, the bespoke luxury mega and superyacht builder, is one of the most anticipated guests at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2016. This year, Feadship are bringing exciting news to the show: its 83.50-metre mega yacht Savannah will become an addition to the FLIBS 2016 superyacht fleet.

Being one of the leading superyacht builders in the American market, Feadship are always welcomed at the show by the old friends and new visitors willing to visit their stand.

M/Y Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

M/Y Savannah. Photo credit Feadship

The fact that one of the world-renowned Headships will be on display at Fort Lauderdale is very thrilling, indeed, as Savannah is a unique superyacht. It is the first hybrid propulsion motor yacht. Her striking exterior design is a work of CG Desing and Feadship De Voogt NA, while Feadship De Voggt Naval Architects were responsible for her innovative naval architecture.

Feadship luxury yacht SAVANNAH represents the first superyacht to feature an eco-friendly blend of single diesel engine, three gensets, batteries, propeller, azimuting thruster, as well as a streamlined hull shape, offering fuel economies of thirty per cent.

M/Y Savannah. Photo by Frans Berkelaar

M/Y Savannah. Photo by Frans Berkelaar

Savannah’s metallic-painted coating is another extraordinary feat Feadship’s team is very proud of. In fact, Savannah is the largest object ever to be given a metallic-painted coating. A team of 46 was working extremely long sessions day by day to achieve the extraordinary green-tone coating, which matches the eco-friendly propulsion credentials of the yacht.

Another innovative features are floating superstructure, underwater Nemo lounge, the open aft deck area.

This multi award winning mega yacht won the Motor Yacht of the Yar award at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards, as well as another prestigious awards for Exterior Design and Styling, Interior Layout & Design and Holistic Design.

Savannah will only be available to visit for whose who registered their interest with Feadship, however all show visitors will be able to admire her exterior.

Charter Northern Sun in Southeast Asia

October 25, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Motor Yacht Northern Sun

Motor Yacht Northern Sun

Journey in unconventional sailing grounds aboard traditional 51m/167ft luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN (ex.NORTHERN LIGHT). Built in 1976 by Narasaki Shipyard, she is a true classic that was refitted in 2007 to update her appearance and ensure that guests could indulge in all modern conveniences during their charter.

A world-class expedition yacht with an ice-strengthened hull, luxury yacht NORTHERN SUN is taking a break from arctic conditions to enjoy warmer weather. Equipped with a Jacuzzi, sun deck and three entertainment saloons, guests will find plenty of opportunities to socialise whilst cruising around Malaysia, Thailand and many other Southeast Asian destinations full of exotic cuisine and rich cultural heritage.

Emphasising its traditional colour scheme, rounded white furniture compliments the detailed wooden surroundings and nautical paintings. Watch through large panelled saloon windows as you pass by lush mangroves and rocky islands.

Motor yacht NORTHERN SUN - Main saloon

Motor yacht NORTHERN SUN – Main saloon

Outside, the sheltered alfresco dining area is built into the yacht design to leave plenty of deck space for guests to roam. With plenty of outdoor seating across the decks, guests will have no end of opportunity to enjoy the warm sunny weather of the destination as a group or in peaceful solitude.

Luxury yacht Norther Sun - Sun deck

Luxury yacht Norther Sun – Sun deck

Unusual in a traditional motor yacht, NORTHERN SUN has ample room for water toys, including:

  • 9 x kayaks
  • 3 x Wakeboards
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x Laser sail boats
  • Water skis
  • Diving equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Inflatables

The water slide will also excite guests of any age and her 3 tenders will take you to explore the area in comfort and ease.

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN - Slide

Superyacht NORTHERN SUN – Slide

1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 2 twin cabins provide ample room for up to 12 guests to live aboard. A crew of 11 will ensure that every guests has what they need from experienced and professional personnel.
Motor yacht NORTHERN SUN is available for charter from €133,000 per week plus expenses. For more information about on board amenities and itineraries in Southeast Asia, contact CharterWorld.

Motor yacht Far From It available for Caribbean charter

October 19, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT

43m/142ft luxury yacht FAR FROM IT (ex.NATITA II) is now available for charter in the Caribbean and Florida. Built by Richmond Yachts in 2008 and refitted only earlier this year, the Pavlik Design Team and Setzer Design Group have come together to work on her interior and exterior respectively and create a modern classic.

Welcoming wooden panelling creates an intimate atmosphere in the saloon, whilst the plush sofas are an excellent place to relax after a day of exploring the wonders the Caribbean British Virgin Islands or Antigua have to offer. Large glass panes spanning the length of the saloon allow for plenty of natural light during the day and offer a safe haven to watch the world pass by.

Superyacht FAR FROM IT – dining on the main deck

The formal dining area consists of a beautiful dark mahogany table that complements the silvery-white Murano glass chandelier overhead. A shimmering golden water-wall produces a relaxing ambiance and the finishing touch to any formal occasion. After dining, guests can watch a film together on the large flat-screen TV or entertain on the Grand Piano, however the large Jacuzzi on the fly-bridge is an excellent location to watch the sunset.

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT - alfresco dining on the skydeck

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT – alfresco dining on the skydeck

The saloon seating on the upper deck is divided so that each group has the opportunity separate and socialise in smaller circles. The bar has plenty of choice to add to the enjoyment of the evening and the generous deck area will tempt guests to dine alfresco every night, sheltered from any winds, for the whole of the charter.

Amongst her toy chest are 2 seabobs, 1 waverunner, 1 wakeboard, snorkelling equipment and a collection of tow-able toys for use with the Yamaha tender. Guests looking to keep up their land-based fitness regimen will find ample gym equipment for cardiac workouts.

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT - Tenders and water toys

Luxury yacht FAR FROM IT – Tenders and water toys

On board, up to 12 guests are accommodated for in her 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. The crew quarters can comfortably accommodate up to 8 crew members to ensure that you have a relaxing and enjoyable experience throughout your cruise.

Superyacht FAR FROM IT -    Master suite

Superyacht FAR FROM IT – Master suite

Capable of a cruising speed of 12 knots and a maximum speed of 16 knots, luxury yacht FAR FROM IT will take guests from island to island with ease.

Motor yacht FAR FROM IT is available for charter throughout winter in the Caribbean and Florida from €145,000 per week plus expenses. For queries and more information regarding availability, contact CharterWorld today.

WATCH: S/Y A has sailed for the first time

October 17, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new photos of the largest Sailing Yacht A have created a buzz in the yachting industry. The bespoke 142.81-metre Sailing Yacht A has sailed for the first time in its first official sailing test with one of her sails hoisted. This was her second sailing trial in Germany and she is currently in build in the Nobiskrug yard.

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Sailing yacht A: second sailing trial

The second sailing trial is aimed to test the masts of the sailing yacht before it becomes the latest addition to the industrialist billionaire and owner of the Megayacht A Andrey Melnichenko’s fleet.

Here is a video of the Sailing Yacht A‘s latest sailing trial:

Learn more about the highly innovative three-mast sail-assisted motor yacht A and the Mega motor yacht A superbly designed by Philippe Starck here.

Galactica Super Nova wins awards at Monaco Yacht Show 2016

October 14, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Galactica Super Nova has proven her pedigree at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show by winning awards in the Best Exterior Design category and Finest New Superyacht category. Heesen‘s largest yacht to date at 70m, Galactica Super Nova is a paragon of the values behind modern design; combining brightly lit and wide open spaces with striking dark accents, and simplicity and efficiency within functionality.

As the winner of the Best Exterior Design category, Heesen had to design above and beyond its competitors. Naval architect Van Dossanen and exterior designers Espen Øino International have joined natural elements into the structure both inside and out to create a liveable, natural space no matter where guests are aboard.

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‘It is no coincidence that many of the best shipyards in the world are found in Holland. Our passion for yacht building and commitment to quality is unrivalled. Heesen yachts are renowned for their innovative engineering and exceptional speed, range, stability and comfort. We build them entirely in-house out of the hardest steel and the strongest aluminium. And that is what makes us the world’s leading builder of high-performance yachts.’

From the beach club up to the sky deck, not a single metre of outdoor space is wasted and this rule is exemplified in the bridge deck’s generous foredeck, which can serve as a touch-and-go helipad, a sun bathing area during the day or an outdoor cinema come nightfall. The 4 x 2.25 metre portable screen is easily mounted onto removable carbon pillars for cutting-edge definition. Coupled with the impressive CAT Marine speakers, guests are treated to an immersive experience surrounded by the luscious backdrop of destinations such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.

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The 6 metre glass bottom panelled infinity pool acts as the centrepiece on the main deck: The waterfall cascades down from the deck above, catching the light as it falls and turning the main aft deck terrace into the perfect spot for meditation and relaxation day or night.

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As the sun sets, special occasions are brought to life through the water-proof sound system and creative LED lighting hidden along the deck and studding the ceiling like stars. Both audio-visula elements can be synchronised with the beach club on the deck below to keep the atmosphere flowing in both spaces.

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When superyacht Galactica Super Nova is stationary, the beach club is one of the most desirable locations aboard the whole vessel: body-moulding outdoor seating makes for a comfortable relaxation spot and the glass panels of the swimming pool overhead dapples the area with light to create a charming environment for drinks and conversation. The bridge deck aft terrace has everything a party of 12 would want for alfresco dining.

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Reminiscent to a lighthouse, the glass surrounds of the interior sundeck lead out onto the fore and aft decks without any interruption in internal/external flow. The sliding glass doors are little more than a barrier between the elements while enjoying the view of distant islands and cities, and guests will revel in the patter of rainfall during less clement weather as well as nights of open, starry skies.

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The interior is just as finely considered: The Main saloon is partitioned into three sections to meet the owners’ utilisation: a conversation zone perfect for morning coffee with friends, a library with inset sofas opposite a built-in fireplace, and a formal dining area. Lacewood and contrasting wengé complete the elegant dining room set for 12 guests.

Galactica Super Nova’s interior layout has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 4 double cabins. To ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience, a crew of 16 can be accommodated onboard over 8 cabins.

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Luxury yacht Galactica Super Nova is as powerful as she is graceful – a factor which was most certainly taken into account when she won the Finest New Superyacht award. Capable of reaching a top speed of 30 knots, this aluminium displacement yacht is one of the fastest of her class anywhere in the world. Exceptional engineering has resulted in speed, distance of 4,000 miles and economical fuel consumption, adding the benefit of greater environmental friendliness.

Her displacement hull reduces resistance up to 20% and her fixed pitch propellers combined with a Rolls Royce central booster jet make her highly manoeuvrable in all sea conditions. Overall, another award-winning Heesen masterpiece that her owners can take pride in.

“Best of the Best 2016″ award goes to CRN M/Y Atlante

October 13, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CRN Megayacht Atlante has received a prestigious award by American Lifestyle magazine Robb Report at the 2016 Monaco yacht Show.

Robb Report’s “Best of the Best” was awarded to Atlante in her category “Yachts 100 to 195 feet”. Measuring 55 metres/180 ft, Atlante was selected to be the “Best of the Best” in a connoisseur’s guide to the finest yachts among many other luxury goods, representing a excellence of the greatest brands.

Robb Report's 'Best of the Best 2016' goes to M/Y Atlante

Robb Report’s ‘Best of the Best 2016′ goes to M/Y Atlante