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Photos of 94′ Hargrave motor yacht ADVENTURE US II

March 19, 2014

The prominent US shipyard, Hargrave Custom Yachts shared the below photos of the luxury motor yacht Adventure Us II through their Google+ page. Superyacht Adventure Us II is an elegant 94-foot Flush Deck vessel, providing deluxe accommodation in lovely cabins, including a generous on-deck master cabin.

94ft Hargrave superyacht Adventure Us II - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

94ft Hargrave superyacht Adventure Us II - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Adventure Us II - side view - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Adventure Us II - side view - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

Adventure Us II Yacht underway - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

Adventure Us II Yacht underway - Image credit to Hargrave Custom Yachts

Below is a selection of the stylish charter yachts built by Hargrave.

Video by YachtVid: Ocean Alexander 90 Yacht at FLIBS 2013

March 19, 2014

Representing a perfect balance of power, beauty and grace, Ocean Alexander 90 yacht is a stylish yet practical 90-foot vessel, constructed by Alexander Marine, the Taiwan-based builder of Ocean Alexander yachts. Below is a video from aboard motor yacht Ocean Alexander 90′ showcased at the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2013, as well as video shots from the event, released by YachtVid – a video production company, dedicated to providing interesting, informative and entertaining action yacht videos.

JFA Yachts to attend Cartagena Boat Show 2014

March 19, 2014

The well known French luxury yacht builder, JFA Yachts, is delighted to announce that they will attend this year’s Cartagena International Boat Show through the company Globe Sailing. The event will run from March 22 to 24.

Long Island 85' Yacht to be launched in Spring 2014

JFA Long Island 85' Yacht to be launched in Spring 2014

This new boat show represents a great opportunity for the company to show their Long Island 85 yacht and Long Island 100’ superyacht projects on the South American market.

Long Island 100' superyacht currently under construction

Long Island 100' superyacht currently under construction

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by JFA Yachts.

Launch of 12th Westport 164 motor yacht Hull 5012 at Westport Shipyard

March 19, 2014

The brand new 50m motor yacht Hull 5012 has recently hit the water at Westport Shipyard in the USA. Superyacht Hull 5012 has been beautifully designed by Donald Starkey and William Garden. She represents the 12th Westport 164 vessel to be delivered by the yard. Below is an image of luxury yacht Lady Kathryn IV – a sistership to Hull 5012.

A sistership to Westport 164 Yacht Hull 5012 - luxury yacht Lady Kathryn IV

A sistership to Westport 164 Yacht Hull 5012 - luxury yacht Lady Kathryn IV

Built in composite, the 50-metre Westport 164 luxury yacht Hull 5012 is powered by twin MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines, achieving a top speed of 24 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots. She is ABS classed and MCA compliant.

Below is a gallery for the exquisite charter yachts built by Westport.

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta 2014 welcomes international fleet of superyachts

March 18, 2014

As a prominent fleet start to take up berthing at the five-star YCCS Marina, Boat International Media and Yacht Club Costa Smerelda are preparing to welcome owners, guests and race crew to this year’s Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous. The event, which will play a host to an amazing collection of superyachts, will be held off the fabulous island of Virgin Gorda this week, running from 19th – 22nd March. The beautiful coastline, distinguished by huge granite boulders, inshore coral reefs and an abundance of warm Caribbean trade winds are expected to once again provide excellent sailing conditions that year-on-year result in an exciting regatta.

Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk to attend the Regatta

Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk to attend the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta 2014

A diverse mix of performance yachts divided by class will compete relentlessly over three days to take the prestigious champions title. Event newcomers include the dynamic Italian race team Robertissima on charter yacht Leopard III, who are rapidly cementing their name on the international race circuit, as well as an exciting selection of new build yachts; award winning mega yacht Seahawk by Perini Navi, carbon composite superyacht Inouï built by Vitters, Humphrey’s built J-Class inspired yacht Tempus Fugit and powerfully rigged charter yacht Ganesha launched by Vitters in late 2013. Returning sailing yachts such as sailing yacht Aiyana, superyacht Freya and luxury yacht Sarafin will be aiming to capitalize upon their knowledge of the region’s tricky waters whilst a flotilla of motor yachts participating in the Rendezvous will cruise in company to follow all the action on the race course.

Ganesha - Sailing

Ganesha - Sailing

A flotilla of motor yachts will follow the fleet to catch all the action on the water
Participating sailing yachts may opt to participate in a practice race on the day of registration which could provide an early indication of front-runners for the regatta title. Throughout the practice day, owners and their guests are invited to relax and enjoy a welcome lunch at Oil Nut Bay’s exquisite beach club restaurant. In addition, the luxurious resort is extending their hospitality throughout the regatta, allowing event guests privileged use of their sumptuous facilities. Official festivities kick off on the evening of 19th March at a laid-back yet glamorous Welcome Cocktail on the YCCS lawn, whilst the full competitive race fleet will take to the start line on 20th March for day one of racing at 11:00 local time (GMT-4).

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

As well as first-class regatta racing, owners and charter guests along with their family, friends and crew, can expect an array of sensational social occasions and the highest level of exclusive hospitality services. Title Sponsor, Loro Piana, will host yacht owners for an exquisite dinner at the YCCS Clubhouse to round-up day one whilst day two will be topped off by an intimate cocktail reception for superyacht owners hosted by Pamela and David V. Johnson along with Embraer Executive Jets. This exclusive gathering will precede the ‘Emerald Elegance’ beach party to be attended by all guests at Oil Nut Bay.

Before departure, regatta competitors and guests will attend a relaxed price giving on the prestigious YCCS lawn to commend the team crowned ‘Spirit of the Regatta’ as well as the illustrious victors on the race course. Captains and crew will be invited to celebrate their regatta successes in laid-back Caribbean style at a dedicated crew party sponsored by BVI Tourism and Marina Casa de Campo.

Undoubtedly the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous will produce three captivating days of racing.

Photos of 42m Amels motor yacht TRANQUILITY (ex Jamaica Bay) designed by Diana Yacht Design

March 18, 2014

Diana Yacht Design has released the photos of their 42m motor yacht Tranquility (ex Jamaica Bay) from her construction. Originally launched by the premier Dutch shipyard Amels in 1984, superyacht Tranquility features elegant interiors designed by Felix Buytendijk, which can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests and a crew of 8. Below are the photos of Tranquility from 1984, published by Diana Yacht Design on ther Facebook page.

42m Amels superyacht Tranquility (ex Jamaica Bay) under construction

42m Amels superyacht Tranquility (ex Jamaica Bay) under construction - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Luxury yacht Tranquility

Luxury yacht Tranquility - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Motor yacht Tranquility

Motor yacht Tranquility - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Tranquility superyacht - Galley

Tranquility superyacht - Galley - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Tranquility Yacht - Saloon

Tranquility Yacht - Saloon - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Superyacht Tranquility - Cabin

Superyacht Tranquility - Cabin - Image credit to Diana Yacht Design

Superyacht AURORA with interior design by Destry Darr nominated for three prominent awards

March 18, 2014

Destry Darr Designs is thrilled to announce that the 120’ Nordhavn superyacht Aurora has been chosen as a finalist for three prominent awards. Luxury motor yacht Aurora will be competing for the ‘best new displacement motor yacht in the under 500 GT’ category at the World Superyacht Awards in Amsterdam on May 3, 2014.

Nordhavn 120 superyacht Aurora with interior design by Destry Darr

Nordhavn 120 superyacht Aurora with interior design by Destry Darr

In addition to the World Superyacht Awards, luxury yacht Aurora is up for best overall design and exterior styling by Jeff Leishman, PAE’s Chief of Design, and his team, as well as for Best Interior Design by Destry Darr Designs at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards in London on May 9th, 2014.

Aurora Yacht - Saloon

Aurora Yacht - Saloon

As stated by Destry Darr Designs: “We have worked long and hard on this custom yacht interior and are honored to be a part of this prestigious event! Many thanks to the Owners and the talented group at Nordhavn, Destry Darr Designs and all involved for assisting to create such a magnificent vessel!”

Burger Boat to be present at 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show with 10 luxury yachts on display

March 18, 2014

The respected US luxury yacht builder, Burger Boat Company, will partipate in this month’s Palm Beach International Boat Show, running from March 20 to 23. The company will be on hand at Ramp D, exhibiting a total number of 10 luxury yachts, all available for inspection.

Luxury motor yacht LADY M to be displayed by Burger Boat at the 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show

Luxury motor yacht LADY M to be displayed by Burger Boat at the 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show

Luxury yachts to be displayed by Burger Boat Company at the 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show:

LADY M
147′ Intermarine Motoryacht, 2002/2011
Location: Old Port Cove, Palm Beach

Built to ABS Maltese Cross 100-A1 Classification and Marshall Islands Commercially Endorsed, superyacht LADY M represents the “ultimate cruising yacht”. Run by reliable 3512 Caterpillar engines, she can reach a maximum speed of 18 knots and a comfortable cruising speed of 15 knots. Holding almost 12,000 gallons of fuel, she has transatlantic capability and provides stabilized comfort.

The refit of luxury yacht LADY M in 2011 included new paint, interior refit with honey glazed, maple joinery, and features all new marble/granite, carpeting, new flybridge seating arrangement, new 3D flat screen TV’s, updated equipment, etc.

SNOWBIRD
128′ Hakvoort Motoryacht, 2010
Location: D104

Luxury charter yacht SNOWBIRD (ex Pretty Woman) is a master mix of modern yet timeless design. Her flawless joinery,  rich carpets and custom textiles are complemented by beautiful furnishings by Christopher Spitzmiller, Pierre Frey, Eames, Mangiarotti, and Gio Ponti. The collection of original artwork SNOWBIRD contributes to the overall feeling of calm and understated elegance. She provides elegant and comfortable accommodation in 5 cabins, including the owner’s stateroom on the main deck and four guest cabins, all positioned on the lower deck.

Luxury charter yacht SnowBird

Luxury charter yacht SnowBird

SILVER SEAS
107′ Burger Motoryacht, 1998
Location: Palm Beach

Luxury yacht SILVER SEAS has recently completed a nearly one million dollar refit. The interior has been updated to include entertainment systems with iPad controls, new soft goods and linens. The complete exterior including bottom and superstructure was repainted. Running gear, rudders, stabilizers, and bow thruster were rebuilt. Upgrades and updates have been made to the navigational components, engines, generators and shore power management.

Mechanically and cosmetically superyacht SILVER SEAS shows like new and has the range and interior volume of a much larger yacht and aptly demonstrates Burger quality throughout. SILVER SEAS is a thoughtful creation based on the needs and desires of an experienced yachtsman.

Luxury yacht Silver Seas

Luxury yacht Silver Seas

LIQUIDITY
102′ Broward Motoryacht, 1984/2005
Location: D204

LIQUIDITY yacht is a unique Broward motor yacht – the only one styled and laid out by Jon Bannenberg and the first of his classic designs in the United States. She offers deluxe accommodation in four staterooms, including a king master cabin, one queen VIP cabin, as well as two twin berth staterooms below deck.

Superyacht Liquidity

Superyacht Liquidity

ADVENTURER
94′ Burger Motoryacht, 1985
Location: D105

Built for experienced Burger owners with the feel of traditional yachting in mind, motor yacht ADVENTURER  is a comfortable yacht for family cruising, both inside and out. Her solid aluminum construction with longitudinal and athwartship framing, five watertight bulkheads, a fine entry rising to a flared bow, and integral spray rails, yield a soft, dry ride even in turbulent sea conditions. A lovely teak interior throughout maintains the warm tradition of yachting at its finest.

In 1998, one of the original Hargrave architects was called upon to update the design, resulting in a beautifully executed aft deck extension. Incorporating a user friendly stairway access from the swim platform, both a larger aft deck salon and larger boat deck above were produced. Moreover, a fourth stateroom/study was created in the below deck accommodation plan.

Adventurer Yacht

Adventurer Yacht

TASMAN
86′ Carey Explorer Motoryacht, 2007
Location: Fort Lauderdale

Since her launch in 2007, expedition yacht TASMAN has travelled extensively throughout New Zealand, the Australian East Coast (including the notorious Bass Strait), and New Caledonia.

TASMAN yacht’s light walls and neutral carpets enhance the airiness of the interior. The clever use of color and materials lends a beach-house like quality making for a bright, comfortable sanctuary in the main salon.

Whilst her styling and wooden construction is traditional, luxury yacht TASMAN is uncompromisingly modern and practical. Built to survey standard, the full displacement hull and stabilizers have proven to offer comfortable handling even in rough conditions.

TASMAN Yacht

TASMAN Yacht

LADY SARAH
85′ Burger Motoryacht, 2001/2011
Location: D203

Custom built and continuing the longstanding ethic of the Burger Boat Company, motor yacht LADY SARAH is unique and masterfully built. The interior can be described as classic contemporary with traditional accents. Large salon windows and incredible headroom throughout highlight the richly crafted Makoré (African Cherry) woodwork. A separate and secluded master suite amidship is comparable in size to those found on 100 to 120′ yachts with amenities to match. Three additional staterooms are forward while the on-deck day head, opposite the dining salon, is totally elegant and features rare Rojo Corlito marble counter top and floor tiles.

Lady Sarah superyacht

Lady Sarah superyacht

ROSCIOLI 80
80′ Roscioli Motoryacht, 2010
Location: Ramp 5, Slip 513

Utilizing the newest developments in oil bath drive systems combined with the DDC/MTU 2400 common rail and a new innovative underwater exhaust system, ROSCIOLI 80 yacht is unquestionably the finest large sportfishing vessel on the market today. The open bridge arrangement and stateroom configuration provide the best in traveling comfort for owners, guests and crew.

Roscioli 80 superyacht

Roscioli 80 superyacht

ROSCIOLI 73
73′ Roscioli Motoryacht, 2010
Location: Ramp 5, Slip 514

ROSCIOLI 73 yacht was developed and designed by Bob Roscioli combining form and function into an unbelievable performance machine second to none. The open bridge arrangement and stateroom configuration provide the best in traveling comfort for owners, guests and crew.

Roscioli 73 Yacht

Roscioli 73 Yacht

AMBER
64′ Pershing Motoryacht, 2011
Location: D103

Amber Yacht

Amber Yacht

ROSSINAVI FR029 Taransay Yacht Hull and Superstructure moved by crane

March 18, 2014

The Italian luxury yacht builder, ROSSINAVI has published a video of one of the yachts currently under construction at their Viareggio shipyard, the Rossinavi FR029 Taransay Yacht of 40 metres. The video below shows the yacht’s hull and superstructure being moved by crane and joined together. Rossinavi superyacht FR029 is scheduled for delivery in summer 2015.

Project FR029 superyacht by Rossinavi

Project FR029 superyacht by Rossinavi

Rossinavi is also building a 49-metre luxury yacht Prince Shark, Project FR030 boasting a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The yacht features classical lines and will be fitted with two Caterpillar C32 Acert diesel engines.

Technical design and construction features of luxury yacht Project FR029

Length over all, Loa: 38.55 m
Breadth, max @ fender:7.60 m
Mean scantling draft from B.L.: 2.50 m
Main engines at 2,100 RPM:2xCAT C 18 Acert 2×599 kw (803 BHP)
Trial top intermittent speed: 14 kts
Cruising speed, at abt. ½ load condition: 12 kts
Range (at approximately 9 – 10 knots): ~3,500 Nm
Gross Tonnage: < 300 GT
Naval Architecture: Rossinavi/STB Italia
Exterior Design: Rossinavi/STB Italia
Interior Design: Studio Tassin

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 to feature luxury yachts valued at half a billion

March 18, 2014

Luxury yachts valued at half a billion will reach the fabulous Southeast Asia yacht charter destination -  Singapore for the Singapore Yacht Show 2014. The event will be hosted by ONE°15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, running from April 10 to 13, 2014.

SYS logo

With this year’s event presenting Asia’s largest-ever exhibition of luxury boats and yachts, and with Sunseeker Asia dubbing last year’s event “by far the best show in Asia”, there is a distinct buzz for this, the fourth edition of the show.

Andy Treadwell, Managing Director of event owners Singapore Yacht Events, says the fact that many significant brands have chosen to make their Asia debut at the show is testament to SYS’s track record of attracting high net worth individuals who are eager to discover all that yachting has to offer.

Among the yachts exhibiting in the region for the first time is the brand new and elegant 88 Motor Yacht by Princess Yachts and a luxury Indonesia motor sailing yacht Dunia Baru, presented by NJ Asia, which makes her international debut.

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Other notable vessels include the sleek Silver Bullet yacht tender by Chris Craft, which visitors might recognise from Twilight – Breaking Dawn, the striking 67m S/Y Vertigo, which is one of the world’s most awarded superyachts, the stunning 50m explorer yacht Exuma and luxurious 60m charter yacht Cloud 9.

Singapore now holds the title of the most expensive city in the world according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s most recent survey, and WealthInsight ranked it as the third highest city in the world for resident multi-millionaires*.

Super Yacht Exuma - Photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Super Yacht Exuma - Photo courtesy of Perini Navi

As a result, the appetite for luxury goods in Singapore has never been stronger, and the Yacht Show has shown dramatic growth reflecting the desire for leisure pursuits befitting the affluent cosmopolitan locals. More than 11,000 unique visitors registered for the 2013 Singapore Yacht Show, with more than 70 vessels (22 over 20m) and 2,513sqm of exhibition space on display representing 100 luxury brands.

Lürssen is the latest in an expanding roll call of prominent superyacht builders exhibiting at this year’s Singapore Yacht Show, which includes Alloy Yachts, Heesen Yachts, Perini Navi, Palmer Johnson, Gulf Craft and Rossinavi. Lürssen has launched 50 superyachts, including 10 in excess of 100m, and has a strong focus on the East.

CLOUD 9 - Profile

CLOUD 9 - Profile

Joining the varied collective of luxury brands sponsoring the 2014 Singapore Yacht Show are Maxim Trader and Luxaviation.

The Singapore Yacht Show 2014 runs from 10 – 13 April at ONE °15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove. Tickets are $50 for a single day or $80 for a multi-day pass and can be purchased from the visitor registration page.

* According to a 2013 WealthInsight report.