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Take a glimpse at New MAJESTY 155 Yacht – Gulf Craft’s largest and latest addition to Majesty Yachts brand

June 29, 2015

The prestigious Middle Eastern shipyard, Gulf Craft, has proudly released the beautiful images below of the striking MAJESTY 155 yacht – the largest and latest addition to the Majesty Yachts brand. Luxury motor yacht MAJESTY 155 was unveiled at an exclusive event, which took place earlier this month at the Majesty Yachts shipyard in Umm Al Quawain, UAE.

Majesty 155 Yacht by Gulf Craft - Profile

Majesty 155 Yacht by Gulf Craft – Profile

Superyacht MAJESTY 155 provides her owners and guests with maximum luxury and comfort, from an ornately designed fountain on the sundeck, surrounded by a generous seating area, to a breath-taking waterfall that cascades from the rear sundeck into the Jacuzzi, which can be found on the upper deck.

Superyacht Majesty 155 - Sun Deck Fountain and Seating Area

Superyacht Majesty 155 – Sun Deck Fountain and Seating Area

Luxury yacht Majesty 155 - Sun Deck Bar

Luxury yacht Majesty 155 – Sun Deck Bar

Motor yacht Majesty 155 - Sun Deck Lounge

Motor yacht Majesty 155 – Sun Deck Lounge

The stylish and elegant interiors of super yacht MAJESTY 155 offers her owners and guests an unparalleled luxury experience in style as well as functionality. The owner’s top class stateroom is furnished using only the best fabrics and leathers, with counter tops constructed from cappuccino onyx and crema marfil marble, further emphasizing the cabin’s supreme elegance.

Majesty 155 Yacht - Dining

Majesty 155 Yacht – Dining

Superyacht Majesty 155 - Main Saloon

Superyacht Majesty 155 – Main Saloon

Luxury yacht Majesty 155 - Owners Stateroom

Luxury yacht Majesty 155 – Owners Stateroom

Majesty 155 superyacht - Owners En Suite

Majesty 155 superyacht – Owners En Suite

There is even a dedicated cigar lounge within the owner’s stateroom, boasting a ceiling crafted from genuine cigar leaves, adding a delicate yet artistic touch to the cabin’s alluring design. Another remarkable feature of MAJESTY 155 superyacht is the owner’s stateroom balcony, providing her owners with fantastic panoramic views.

Majesty 155 superyacht shows off her stunning underwater lights

Majesty 155 superyacht shows off her stunning underwater lights

Moreover, the brand new MAJESTY 155 yacht boasts amazing underwater lights that surround the entire base of the vessel, illuminating its presence as it sets sail into the open seas, while maintaining a majestic night time stature within its berth.

There are more charter yachts built by Gulf Craft here.

STP Shipyard Palma completes refit of Luxury Charter Yacht MIRAGE

June 26, 2015

A few weeks ago, STP Shipyard Palma successfully completed the refit of luxury charter yacht MIRAGE. During the last three winters, superyacht MIRAGE underwent a complete remodeling with a new interior, crew area, housing, communications mast, the bridge, the engine room, as well as various exterior paint jobs.

Luxury motor yacht MIRAGE at STP Shipyard Palma

Newly refitted motor yacht MIRAGE at STP Shipyard Palma

The first stage of the MIRAGE yacht’s refit plan started in the winter of 2012. STP was chosen as the ideal technical area for the repairs needed, also thanks to the shipyard’s location and good airplane connections.

Each winter began a new repairing phase of MIRAGE superyacht, which lasted 7 months, so her owner could sail and enjoy the vessel during summer. The first phase of the refit was marked by the redesign of the sky lounge, crew area and the main living area, as well as a partial replacement of the electrical system from 110V to 240V. All of these tasks were carried out by the UK company Design Unlimited.

The second winter saw ETY complete the total renovation of the wiring of luxury yacht MIRAGE, Ideaworks was the company that handled the audiovisual system and communication system; Oldenburger substituted lower decks of the six guest cabins, bathrooms, main deck and the cabin for VIP guests and the main cabin. The engine room, rebuilding generators, stabilizers, pipes and systems were all completely renovated according to design of De Voogt and Ignacio Recalde of Inabal.

Superyacht MIRAGE under refit

Superyacht MIRAGE under refit

The third phase started in September of 2014, and saw the renovation of the bridge, the captain’s cabin, the radio room, the renovation of the communications mast, full paint job, the installation of new engines, jacuzzi and bow thruster.

To remove and replace some of the larger equipment pieces such as speed stabilizers, processing plant and generators it was necessary to cut the hull. “It’s a very complex maneuver that could destabilize the boat,explains Joaquín Castro, Project Manager of the work done by Astilleros de Mallorca and part of the team involved in this refit. Astilleros team was also responsible for developing the new communications mast for super yacht MIRAGE, with a more modern design that gives it freshness and hosts the array of antennas required by the bridge. The refurbishment of the vessel “has been a challenge from the beginning to the end because there have been many changes from day to day.”

Changes are part of MIRAGE yacht’s history because since she was launched for the first time as Daria by Feadship shipyard in 1979, she changed her name to Wedge One, Avante IV and Elizabeth F. Moreover, eight years ago, MIRAGE was extended by 5 meters, from 48 to her current 53 meters.

Luxury yacht MIRAGE can comfortably sleep up to 12 charter guests in 8 cabins, including a lavish master cabin, one VIP cabin, 2 double cabins and 4 double cabins. There is also accommodation for a numerous crew of 16 members. Furthermore, MIRAGE boasts plenty of aquatic entertainment options, including kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis, diving and snorkeling equipment, as well as all kinds of water toys. More info on Mirage….

Yacht MIRAGE

Year:1979 (Refit 2007)  L.O.A.:53 Meters 173.9 Feet   Beam:8.9 Meters 29.2 Feet  
Max Speed:  Cruise Speed:14 knots  Engines:2x 839kW Caterpillars 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:13 

More charter yachts built by Feadship can be found here below.

Sunseeker Poole sells and delivers new Sunseeker 86 Yacht

June 26, 2015

Sunseeker Poole has proudly announced the sale and delivery of the all-new Sunseeker 86 Yacht by Sunseeker. Luxury motor yacht ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ is presently en route to her new berth in the lovely South of France yacht charter location.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

The new UK owners of the latest superyacht ‘Sunseeker 86 Yacht’ originally viewed the model at the London Boat Show. For their yacht, they opted for an open plan saloon with patio doors leading to a balcony, gloss American Walnut throughout, as well as a number of personalised extras at the owner’s request.

Note: Original article appeared on the official Sunseeker Blog Book.

View more charter yachts built by Sunseeker here.

Special Low Season Rate for French Riviera and Italy Charter Yacht KINTA

June 26, 2015

Luxury yacht charterers have the opportunity to rent the striking 53m charter yacht KINTA for a low season rate of €210,000.00 per week plus expenses until the 15th July 2015. This is a fantastic chance to spend an unforgettable holiday aboard KINTA yacht at the beginning of the high season in the Mediterranean at a low season price. After this, she will be available at her usual high season rate of €265,000.00 per week plus expenses. KINTA charters along the French Riviera, as well as Corsica, and the Italian coast, including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia.

Elegant and spacious, the vessel was designed by Paolo Caliari in collaboration with Proteksan Turquoise Design Departments. She was built by Proteksan Turquoise and launched in 2008, featuring steel hull, zero speed stabilisers and an aluminium superstructure allowing for great stability, efficiency, safety and seaworthiness.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Al Fresco Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Al Fresco Dining

Interior and exterior deck spaces on board KINTA yacht offer plenty of great areas for entertainment, social gatherings and relaxation. The main deck provides a wonderful area to unwind; boasting large shaded lounging areas and a large spa pool with a waterfall wall. The main aft deck continues down to the swimming platform art and through the luxurious main saloon spreading over 100 square metres. The main saloon has large panoramic windows further promoting the relaxing indoor/outdoor flow as well as allowing for plenty of natural light to penetrate on the inside.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Aft Deck Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Aft Deck Dining

The very spacious and ultra-luxurious master stateroom is located forward of the main lobby, extending across the full beam of the yacht. The stateroom is also fitted with full-height windows for fantastic panoramic views. The private master stateroom has its own lounge, an office, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom. For guests’ convenience there is a direct private exit onto the deck terrace from the room.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Formal Dining

Motor yacht KINTA - Formal Dining

The remainder of the staterooms is located on the lower deck of luxury yacht KINTA. These include the spacious full-beam VIP stateroom and four beautifully appointed guest cabins. Three of these are doubles and one features twin beds. The VIP cabin boasts its own lounge area and a walk-in wardrobe, additional facilities include a spa pool and a shower in the en suite bathroom. All of the guest cabins are fitted with en suite bathroom facilities and showers.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Upper Aft Deck

Motor yacht KINTA - Upper Aft Deck

The bridge deck of charter yacht KINTA is another great place well suited for formal dining experiences, boasting a second elegant lounge saloon. It is fitted with large circular sliding doors, offering guests an al-fresco-feel dining opportunity in a protected environment.

Motor yacht KINTA -  Gym

Motor yacht KINTA - Gym

The sun deck has additional al fresco dining possibilities under the shaded protection of the hardtop. Forward there is a spacious spa pool coupled with super-comfortable sun-pads, a well-equipped gymnasium and a heath spa. Retractable awning provides charter guests with a possibility of a shaded area when needed.

M/Y KINTA (ex VINYDREA)

Year:2008 (Refit 2012)  L.O.A.:53.20m (174' 6")  Beam:9.40m (30' 10") 
Max Speed:16 knots  Cruise Speed:13.5 knots  Engines:3x CATC4.4, 86KW 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

UNFORGETTABLE WEST MEDITERRANEAN CHARTER VACATION ABOARD MOTOR YACHT KINTA

Don’t miss this great opportunity to charter KINTA superyacht for your Western Mediterranean vacation in the upcoming weeks and take advantage of this excellent offer. For more information and a personalised itinerary, as well as gratuitous assistance and advise, please contact our brokers today.

You might also find interesting to read what our happy clients had to say about their experiences encountered aboard the best boats available around the world: CharterWorld Testimonials

Below you will find a gallery of additional charter yachts by Proteksan Turquoise:

Eye-catching 45m Luxury Yacht MY LOGICA joins Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015 Fleet

June 26, 2015

The eye-catching 45-metre luxury yacht MY LOGICA represents the latest addition to the amazing fleet of some of the world’s finest yachts that will attend the eagerly awaited first edition of the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015. The event will be hosted by Porto Montenegro, a beautiful Montenegro yacht holiday destination, in less than a week.

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by LOGICA Yachts - G.Sargentini

Luxury superyacht MY LOGICA by LOGICA Yachts – G.Sargentini

Launched from the Italian shipyard LOGICA Yachts in 2014, the razor-sharp LOGICA 147/01 superyacht MY LOGICA represents the first motor yacht project of Luca Brenta Design, well known for the 37-metre Vitters sloop Ghost. In fact, the sailing pedigree is clear in LOGICA 147/01’s lean, low-slung styling.

Luxury motor yacht MY LOGICA boasts generous exterior spaces. There is an amazing 5,5-metre pool on the huge foredeck, as well as sun-worshipping platform atop the upper deck’s coachroof.

Bay of Kotor - a stunning Montenegro yacht charter destination

Bay of Kotor – a stunning Montenegro yacht charter destination

LOGICA 147/01 super yacht MY LOGICA will join a wonderful selection of superyachts for the first edition of the Superyacht Rendezvous Montenegro 2015. There will be a rich social programme for guests to enjoy over the three days.

New Jarrett Bay 90 sportfishing superyacht IRELAND hull flipped

June 26, 2015

Yesterday morning, June 25, 2015 saw the US shipyard, Jarrett Bay Boatworks, flip their largest custom built hull to date – the 90’ Hull #62 sportfishing superyacht IRELAND (project name). Due to be delivered in 2017, the Jarrett Bay 90′ motor yacht IRELAND has been designed to reach the remote fisheries of the world in supreme comfort and style.

Roll-over of custom hull 62 motor yacht IRELAND by Jarrett Bay

Roll-over of custom hull 62 motor yacht IRELAND by Jarrett Bay

Designed to provide excellent performance, luxury yacht IRELAND boasts the state-of-the-art materials, design, as well as electronics. She features substantial use of titanium and carbon fiber composites, including a carbon fiber bridge, cabin, decks and stringer system, to maximize strength, speed and overall quality. The innovative carbon fiber construction enables to reduce weight and increase performance.

Hull of superyacht IRELAND

Hull of superyacht IRELAND

Jarrett Bay 90 Hull 62 IRELAND yacht offers comfortable accommodation in six spacious staterooms. Both the master cabin as well as crew quarters are full beam. There is an office in the master cabin and a centrally located laundry room.

Motor yacht IRELAND hull

Motor yacht IRELAND hull

Aggressive new investment plan in the superyacht sector unveiled by BLOHM + VOSS

June 26, 2015

This month in Germany’s Hamburg, saw Fred van Beers, the newly appointed CEO for Blohm+Voss, unveil details of an aggressive new investment plan in the superyacht sector. This has been prepared over the past few months in partnership with Star Capital and the Board of Directors.

Fred van Beers - CEO Blohm und Voss

Fred van Beers – CEO Blohm und Voss – Image credit to Stefan Malzkorn

A number of remarkable changes will be implemented by Fred over the next year. All of these have been designed to ensure that the business is fully optimised and efficient, in order to meet the needs of the diverse marine markets, in which the company operates.

Much of the new investment and development work will be concentrated on the superyacht sector, in order to reinforce the company’s position as the world’s pre-eminent manufacturer and service provider of custom yachts measuring over 80m in length.

One of the most significant changes will be the full integration of the activities of Blohm+Voss Shipyards GmbH with Blohm+Voss Repair GmbH. The newly formed yacht division will be based in Hamburg and will have all expertise together in one location.

80m Blohm+Voss superyacht BV80 project

80m Blohm+Voss superyacht BV80 project

The yard will also further invest in the 80m mega yacht BV80 project, designed by Eidsgaard Design, which is now ready to begin construction. The next step will see significant further investment in steel and major components to ensure new clients are able to take delivery of a top quality, customised 80m yacht in just 30 months from the contract date.

Blohm+Voss will also introduce a Superyacht Lifecycle Management & Lifetime Warranty Development, in order to help clients reduce operating costs considerably through the integration of continuous monitoring equipment into new yachts and the remote management of maintenance as well as repair schedules. Moreover, clients will be also able to benefit from a lifetime warranty, available on all new yachts.

Additionally, the sales team will be strengthened with additional representatives, in order to ensure the optimum levels of staff and expertise for the superyacht sector and to facilitate future growth.

Fred van Beers, Chief Executive Officer at Blohm+Voss, comments: “Star Capital supports our long term plans to invest in Blohm+Voss and to ensure we continue to meet the changing needs of clients in the large yacht sector well into the future. Our strong financial position, combined with this further investment clearly reinforces a strong confidence in the business and our ability to build truly exceptional superyachts.

We will continue to reinforce our unique position as builders of exceptional, iconic yachts with an uncompromising attitude to quality. This is our simple philosophy which we want to extend with the development of comprehensive lifecycle support for our clients. Our shareholders are fully committed to investing in this strategy, thereby ensuring true customer satisfaction which in the end is the basis for our long term growth and success.

Customer satisfaction is not limited to a quality product alone. Swift, open and service minded communication and performance in all phases of the customer interaction process are equally important.”

More charter yachts built by Blohm & Voss.

Re-launch of Beautiful Superyacht CaryAli at Balk Shipyard

June 26, 2015

Following the recent bow extension refit of luxury charter yacht SEVEN SINS, Balk Shipyard has now proudly released the photo below of the beautiful charter yacht CaryAli, following her 9-month refit at the shipyard. Luxury superyacht CaryAli has left the refit hall and is now in the water for final commissioning.

Newly refitted Alloy charter yacht CaryAli - Photo credit to Balk Shipyard

Newly refitted Alloy charter yacht CaryAli – Photo credit to Balk Shipyard

Originally launched by the New Zealand-based shipyard Alloy Yachts in 2012, luxury motor yacht CaryAli (Project AY44) is a true blue-water explorer, superbly penned by René van der Velden. Her stylish and elegant interiors by Redman Whiteley Dixon can sleep up to 10 charter guests in supreme luxury and comfort.

Moreover, luxury yacht CaryAli boasts generous outdoor spaces. The upper deck hosts a large exterior seating area and coffee table, while the sundeck features a raised Jacuzzi tub and surrounding sunpads, full stainless steel wet bar with seating, further seating with tables, chaise lounges, work out equipment and a day head with shower. More info about CaryAli….

Motor Yacht CaryAli

Year:2012 (Refit 2014)  L.O.A.:39m (128')  Beam:8.8m (28'87'') 
Max Speed:  Cruise Speed:  Engines:2xCaterpillar C32 Acert d 
Cabins: Charter Guest:10  Crew:

Luxury charter yachts built by Balk Shipyard can be viewed here below.

Christopher Seymour on his huge 200M DOUBLE CENTURY yacht design

June 25, 2015

CharterWorld has approached Christopher Seymour to talk about his latest design, the huge 200m DOUBLE CENTURY yacht. Currently under development, the breath-taking giga yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept can be characterized by strong presence, thanks to sculpted windows with a striking sheer line and a magnificent superstructure.

Mega yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept by Christopher Seymour

Mega yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept by Christopher Seymour

What was the inspiration behind this design?

There wasn’t one thing that this design stemmed from, more a collection of a lot of current design material and the design direction in which the private yachts are going in my opinion.

What are the main characteristics of the project?

There’s the powerful sheerline, pillars, and large swimming pools to name a few.

Super yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept

Super yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept

What are the most interesting/special features?

There are several features around the vessel, the helipads on the bow, which can open up and house one of the helicopters, the large tender storages available around the vessel, theater/stage that can seat 126 guests, and the 8 elevators, there’s also the powerplant which we are currently confirming, should give some great long range advantages.

Would this concept be suitable for a mega yacht charter purpose?

Yes, there are plenty of cabins to allow large number of guests to stay on the vessel which is currently 50+.

Luxury yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept

Luxury yacht DOUBLE CENTURY concept

What charter destinations would this yacht be suitable for?

At 200m and long range capabilities, this vessel could really go anywhere it wants.

What kind of charter vacations could customers expect aboard one of these yachts?

Well the yacht can be very versatile, she can complete the usual Mediterranean stops, and have minimal crew and guests to keep that whole private yacht feel, bring a couple of exotic sports cars and tenders. Or she can cruise to famous world landmarks and load up on both guests and crew… maybe the sites in New York, possibly some North Pole adventures, or a tour around the Great Barrier Reef.

New Motor Yacht SELENA delivered by Van der Valk – Continental Yachts

June 25, 2015

Van der Valk – Continental Yachts have proudly announced the recent delivery of the new 25-metre motor yacht SELENA. Mixing up modern design cues and classic features, superyacht SELENA represents the 17th delivery within six years of the highly successful Continental Two series. She is expected to cruise the Adriatic this summer.

Luxury motor yacht SELENA by Van der Valk - Continental Yachts

Luxury motor yacht SELENA by Van der Valk – Continental Yachts

The interiors of luxury yacht SELENA boast Black Walnut joinery with a stainless steel negative detail. Accommodation is divided into four lovely en-suite guest cabins, including three double cabins and a twin cabin. Moreover, there is a generous saloon and dining area, separate helm, top class galley and crew quarters. The two crew cabins with a communal crew bathroom can comfortably sleep 3 crew members.

Superyacht SELENA underway

Superyacht SELENA underway

The 23m exterior of SELENA yacht hosts a flybridge sundeck, featuring an outside helm position accompanied by a bar on port side and opposite a large L-shaped sofa, which serves as both a lounge and outside dining area. The foredeck offers a combined lounge for 4 persons and sun bed. The aft deck is fitted with a 1000kg capacity hydraulic swim platform, which when lowered, offers easy launching of a tender or PWC.

SELENA Yacht - Wheelhouse

SELENA Yacht – Wheelhouse

Luxury yacht SELENA - Saloon

Luxury yacht SELENA – Saloon

Super yacht SELENA is equipped with the latest Volvo Penta IPS technology, including triple Volvo Penta IPS-800 engines. She can achieve a maximum speed of approximately 24 knots.

SELENA superyacht - Cabin

SELENA superyacht – Cabin

Super yacht SELENA - Bathroom

Super yacht SELENA – Bathroom