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Video: Perini Navi – Picchiotti Vitruvius Motor Yacht GRACE E (hull C.2189)

January 28, 2015

Measuring impressive 73m (240’) in length over all, the breath-taking Vitruvius series motor yacht Grace E (hull C.2189) represents the largest motor yacht to have been delivered by Perini Navi to date and the flagship of the Picchiotti motor yacht line. Handed over to her Owner in 2014, mega yacht Grace E features naval architecture by Philippe Briand, while her stylish and elegant interiors are by Rémi Tessier. Below is a video showing this jewel of the sea, made by The Boat Show Television and shared by Perini Navi Group.

Following on the heels of her smaller siblings, the 50m luxury yacht Exuma and 55m super yacht Galileo G, both of which have embarked on circumnavigation voyages of their own, superyacht Grace E pushes the envelope of comfort, quality and performance to a new level in the world of mega yachting.

With a range in excess of 7800nm at 12 knots, luxury yacht Grace E (hull C.2189) cruises economically at between 10-15 knots with a top displacement speed of 17.5 knots. This means she can cruise for months before needing to refuel her 188,000 liter fuel tanks.

Adam Voorhees announces contract and refit design for 26m fast sailing yacht SAPPHIRE KNIGHT project

January 28, 2015

Adam Voorhees is thrilled to announce the contract and refit design for the 26m fast sailing yacht Sapphire Knight project. Superyacht Sapphire Knight is currently being built largely in Kevlar and carbon at the Seaway yard in Monfalcone, Italy. Delivery is expected later this year.

26m sailing yacht Sapphire Knight project signed by Adam Voorhees

26m sailing yacht Sapphire Knight project signed by Adam Voorhees

The refit of luxury yacht Sapphire Knight will include a new deck and house, transom extension, complete interior, as well as mast, boom and keel modifications. Utilizing a 25 meter racing yacht as the starting platform with naval architecture by Bruce Farr, the yacht boasts an aggressive yet easily handled sail plan and will be at home on the race course, the high seas, and the choicest cruising grounds.

The experienced owner’s design brief called for a voluminous interior with full visibility from the large salon and fully equipped spaces to ensure casual luxury for family, friends, and on luxury yacht charter. The interior of Sapphire Knight yacht will be finished in a contemporary and comfortable style, complimenting the yacht’s clean lines and sleek profile. Accommodation includes a large owners cabin forward, two en-suite guest cabins, and separated facilities including galley and two double en-suite crew cabins.

Video: 141m ADM motor yacht YAS under sea trials

January 28, 2015

Luxury motor yacht YAS (ex Swift 141) is an outstanding and impressive 141-metre vessel, based on the hull of a former navy frigate, and built by ADM Shipyards to a design by Pierrejean Design in 2011. One of the largest vessels ever constructed in composite, mega yacht YAS has recently undergone her first sea trials off the coast of the beautiful Abu Dhabi yacht charter location, nestled in the Middle East. She was spotted under sea trials in the video below, released by Shbz Media through Dailymotion.

Gulf Craft launches three Majesty superyachts in one week

January 28, 2015

Gulf Craft, one of the leading superyacht builders in the world, has launched three of its Majesty superyachts into the water in a single week. The Middle Eastern shipyard has thus once again demonstrated its remarkable capacity to turn out premium quality vessels.

Three new superyachts launched by Gulf Craft in one week

Three new superyachts launched by Gulf Craft in one week

The UAE-based builder will be officially displaying the superyachts at three major events – the Kuwait Yacht Show, which will be held from 3-7 February 2015 in Kuwait City, the Dubai International Boat Show, which is taking place on 3-7 March 2015, and the Singapore Yacht Show, which will be held from 23-26 April 2015.

The three Majesty Yachts are the latest additions to Gulf Craft’s line of luxury fly-bridge superyachts. The Majesty Yacht brand combines style and elegance with sophisticated technology to create the epitome of truly royal cruising. The triple launch is the latest illustration of Gulf Craft’s commitment to innovation and high-quality engineering.

“This achievement of putting three of our Majesty Yachts into the water in such a short time further underlines Gulf Craft’s growing credentials as an international superyacht builder,” said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft. “We have truly made our mark on the global superyacht scene through our innovative approach to design and manufacturing, allowing us to offer a unique standard of product and service to our global customers.”

Every yacht is personalized, taking into consideration the needs and requirements of each client. From intricate interior design, including paint, gold-leaf, and hand-crafted wood paneling, to overall layout, Gulf Craft offers premium quality in every aspect of the vessel structure and design.

“What we do is more than build boats and yachts; it is essentially designing and developing works of art. Every feature of the vessel is created in our factory, ensuring that all facets meet our high-quality standards, and allowing clients to customize their yacht according to their requirements,” Bamps said.

“By displaying the Majesty Yachts at three major industry events in three different countries, Gulf Craft is again extending its geographic reach, and helping to promote and strengthen the reputation of the UAE in the luxury yacht market.”

Gulf Craft is investing USD 100 million over the next five years in developing a world-class facility for the manufacturing of mega and superyachts at Dubai Maritime City.

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Gulf Craft.

Video introducing new Mangusta 165 E superyacht MOONRAKER

January 28, 2015

The Overmarine Group has released an amazing video introducing the brand new Mangusta 165 E superyacht Moonraker. Designed by Stefano Righini, the 50-metre motor yacht Moonraker was launched as the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet in February 2014. The striking Moonraker will be displayed at the next month’s Miami International Boat Show, running in the beautiful Miami yacht charter location from February 12 to 16, 2015. She will be docked on Collins Avenue, Ramp 24, in front of the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Video: Su Marine sailing yacht IN LOVE underway

January 28, 2015

Luxury sailing yacht IN LOVE is a majestic 35,60-metre ketch, launched by the Turkish shipyard Su Marine last year. With naval architecture by Osman Tanju Kalaycioglu, exterior design by Taka Yacht Design and interior design by Jean Guy Verges Design, superyacht IN LOVE has been recently shortlisted for the International Yacht & Aviation Award 2015 in the ‘Sailing Yacht over 30 metres’ and the ‘Sailing Yacht Interior Design’ categories. Below is a video showing this beauty under sail, released by Yasar Celal Tumsen.

Sani Marina teams up with Sunseeker Hellas to host private event at CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

January 27, 2015

This month’s CWM FX London Boat Show saw Sunseeker special guests have a taste of the popular Greece yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean. On Saturday 10th of January, Sani Marina teamed up with Sunseeker Hellas to play a host to a private event, presenting their tailor-made superyacht marina facilities to guests.

Sani Marina hosted a VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina hosted a VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

The event highlighted special pricing packages for berthing, luxury hotel accommodation and yachting facilities at Sani Marina, and promoted the excellent boating opportunities within Greece.

Just a 45 minute drive from Thessaloniki airport and only 45 nautical miles from the Port, Sani Marina offers access to a region with more than enough choices for delicious food, clubbing, shopping, and – importantly – relaxation!

Sani Marina's VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina's VIP reception with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sunseeker Hellas offered guests a personal tour onboard the 28 Metre Yacht (example is charter yacht In All Fairness), 86 Yacht and 75 Yacht (example can be motor yacht Finezza) displayed at the show – two of which have dazzled the Greek water from the beginning of the summer season in 2014.

The partnership between Sunseeker Hellas and Sani Marina was inaugurated almost two years ago, ensuring that Sunseeker clients are treated as special guests, enjoying the highest standards of service.

Sani Marina with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Sani Marina with Sunseeker Hellas at the CWM FX London Boat Show 2015

Note: Article supplied by the official Sunseeker Blog Book

Photo of 85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi)

January 27, 2015

Luxury motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) is an outstanding 85-metre displacement vessel, custom built by the leading German shipyard Lurssen in 2010. Below is an image of the impressive mega yacht PACIFIC, spotted by Thomas Teije from Sweden close to the Pacific coast of the fabulous Costa Rica yacht holiday destination on January 5, 2015.

85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) - Image by Thomas Tejle

85m Lurssen motor yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) - Image by Thomas Tejle

Beautifully designed by German Frers, superyacht PACIFIC boasts elegant interiors by Bannenberg & Rowell Design, comfortably sleeping her guests in maximum luxury and style.

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, super yacht PACIFIC (ex Josi) can achieve a top speed of 21,6 knots and can comfortably cruise at 14,4 knots. She is Lloyds registered.

Baltic Yachts chooses Rondal for Baltic 175 sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

January 27, 2015

Rondal has been chosen by Baltic Yachts to supply deck equipment, deck winches, captive winches as well as feeders for the Baltic 175 sailing yacht Pink Gin VI. Luxury superyacht Pink Gin VI is currently in build at Baltic Yachts in Finland.

Baltic 175 super yacht Pink Gin VI

Baltic 175 super yacht Pink Gin VI

The winch package for luxury yacht Pink Gin VI includes Rondal STW12000, (12 tons) and STW8000 (8 tons), selftailing winches and drum winches.

B175 luxury yacht Pink Gin VI from above

B175 luxury yacht Pink Gin VI from above

The deck equipment for Pink Gin VI yacht will incorporate Rondal’s flush C-tracks for the headsails, the mainsheet system features a below deck traveler cylinder. The deck equipment package will be completed with the Rondal well-known high quality stainless steel deck block range.

Last but not least, the order was completed with a package of RW18000 and RW12000 captive winches included the proven Rondal feeders.

Moonen Shipyards working on two new superyacht refit projects

January 27, 2015

The prominent Dutch builder, Moonen Shipyards, has started the new year in great shape, unveiling two new refit projects: the Moonen 84 motor yacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix) and the 30m Heesen superyacht Amigo. In addition to a number of other projects on the horizon, the yard is also making good progress on the construction of the two new vessels from their Caribbean series – the 37-metre super yacht Martinique and 32-metre luxury yacht Matica.

Moonen 84 motor yacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix)

Moonen 84 superyacht Impetuous (ex Phoenix)

The first refit project has been commissioned by an owner who is very aware of Moonen’s quality of construction and engineering, having had not one but two new Moonens delivered in 2003. He purchased the Moonen 84 Phoenix in 2014 via Maarten ten Holter of Fraser Yachts Monaco with the express intention of refitting her to his exact – and exacting – specifications.  The yacht has now been renamed Impetuous.

“In addition to having detailed ideas of the radical refit he intended to do on this new acquisition, the owner of Impetuous was also sure where to have this work carried out,” comments Jan Tielemans, Service Manager at Moonen. “His excellent experiences with Moonen Shipyards in the past led him to instruct the captain to sail here before an agreement had been reached on specifications or price. It is the ultimate sign of client confidence that discussions about the details of the refit only got underway once the yacht was in our yard at ’s-Hertogenbosch.”

The negotiations were clearly fruitful as the project involves a considerable amount of work. The swimming platform is being lengthened by one metre and the yacht is being fitted with a zero speed stabilisation system, new teak decking and a long range tank. The seating area on the flybridge is being enlarged and rearranged.

Interior activities include replacing the existing owner’s suite and one of the guest cabins and installing two new guest cabins. The galley, currently part of the saloon, will be transformed into a separate area, while the audio/video facilities in both the guest and crew areas will be modified and renewed.

The refit also covers comprehensive maintenance of the technical installations and an upgrade to the latest thinking in noise attenuation. The existing shore transformer will be dismounted and a new 50 kVA converter installed in the engine room. In addition, all navigation and communication equipment is being reviewed. Last but not least, by the time Impetuous is relaunched in time for the new European sailing season she will have a new tender and look resplendent with her new exterior paintwork.

The second refit project at Moonen involves the 30-metre super yacht Amigo, originally built by Heesen in 2001 to a Pieter Beeldsnijder design. Her owner is another familiar face at Moonen as he has commissioned the yard on two previous occasions for refit and maintenance work on the motoryacht. This time round the main activity involves a comprehensive repaint of the exterior.