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NEW Outer Reef 860 Deluxebridge Yacht to make world premiere at 2016 Yachts Miami Beach

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

The all-new Outer Reef 860 Deluxebridge yacht is set to make her world premiere at the upcoming Yachts Miami Beach show, running from February 11 to 15, 2016. This beautiful vessel defines new standards thanks to its cutting-edge technology, robust build, as well as contemporary appeal.  

New Outer Reef 860 Deluxbridge underway

New Outer Reef 860 Deluxebridge underway

Accommodation layout consists of four generous owner & guest cabins and two crew cabins aft with heads, in addition to lounge and an expansive country kitchen for cooking, dining and entertainment. The spacious living accommodations reflect the feel of 100ft+ vessels, and the ample skylounge area offers additional, private and protected dining, entertainment, as well as office area.

Upgrades include 1140hp CAT C-18’s, 55hp hydraulic bow and stern thrusters, Trac Zero Speed stabilizers, twin 38kW Northern Lights generators, as well as a very extensive electronics & AV system.

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First edition of Thailand Yacht Show to be opened by Prime Minister on February 11, 2016

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

The inaugural Thailand Yacht Show will be officially opened by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday, February 11, 2016, demonstrating Government’s support for the new event. To promote Thailand as an international operational base for superyacht charters, the Show will run at Ao Po Grand Marina from February 8 to 14, 2016.

Last week's press conference in Bangkok

Last week’s press conference in Bangkok

Show organiser, Andy Treadwell, commented: “I have worked with a lot of governments, but never with a more proactive and enthusiastic one, who completely understand the potential benefits for the local community and are totally dedicated to developing a successful future for yachting in Thailand. And it is not just about the superyachts. We are delighted that some of the biggest local and regional dealers are all fully behind the government’s initiative, and are supporting the Show with a good number of smaller boats, as well as the large yachts they have for sale or charter.”

This major new yachting event continues to attract the elite of the superyacht industry. It is expected to host an exciting and diverse range of vessels, including the imposing 73-metre M/Y TITANIA, built by the leading German shipyard Lurssen, and perfect for family entertainment, as well as the breath-taking 69m M/Y SALUZI, providing deluxe accommodation for 32 guests over five generous decks.

The beautiful 50m M/Y NORTHERN SUN will also join the impressive fleet of vessels on display at the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show, proudly showcasing her elegant and sleek living areas. The lovely 32m M/Y NANOU, built by Benetti Yachts, is also expected to be present at the Show. Perfect for entertaining, she boasts a great variety of leisure and entertainment facilities.

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Sale of second Mangusta 132 superyacht announced by Overmarine Group

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

Overmarine Group is thrilled to announce the sale of the second Mangusta 132 superyacht, scheduled for completion in Autumn 2016. Showcased as a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, the striking Mangusta 132 is one of the four new Maxi Open Mangusta models introduced by the company over the past two years.

Mangusta 132 at full speed

Mangusta 132 at full speed

Boasting an elegant, timeless design and racy, sporty lines of all Mangusta yachts, the Mangusta 132 bears such aesthetic and structural changes as the new generation of glazing, a single panel of glass at the height of the salon which offers fantastic visibility from inside and lets in great amount of natural light. Furthermore, the vessel hosts a generous flybridge, featuring a dynamic, modern line, with aesthetic rear grills, which can also be fitted with a second helm. It lends itself to being used as a private area for the Owner where to both relax fully and enjoy the thrilling experience of cruising at high speeds.

Mangusta 132 - aft view

Mangusta 132 – aft view

Moreover, the onboard comfort has been notably improved through the use of gyroscopic stabilisers which make it possible to reduce rolling both at anchor and underway. Consumption has also been remarkably reduced thanks to the new generation driving package mixed up with the evolution of the lines of the hull.

“2015 was an incredibly challenging and exciting year for the Group,” commented Francesco Frediani, Group Commercial Director, “and we’re confident this positive trend we’re experiencing will also continue in the future. This new sale has shown us that the market understands and appreciates the continuous research we’ve carried out and our innovation, which focus, from the quality point of view, on guaranteeing excellence and wellbeing on board and, from the technical point of view, on a specific attention to both limiting consumption and yacht stability at anchor and underway.”

See more charter yachts built by Mangusta (Overmarine) here.

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Modern classic redesign of sixties-built Superyacht CAPELLA C by ER Yacht Design

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

ER Yacht Design has just completed a modern classic redesign of the sixties-built superyacht CAPELLA C for a London-based client. Boasting original classical hull lines mixed up with a new modernised superstructure, the impressive 60-metre vessel is a beautiful functional explorer, capable of long distance cruising to remote parts of the world.

60m explorer CAPELLA C redesigned by ER Yacht Design

60m explorer CAPELLA C redesigned by ER Yacht Design

The aim was to modernise the classic vessel and enhance the existing beautiful lines so that the new expedition yacht looks more graceful and recognisable in any marina or anchorage. The yacht is being designed for an experienced owner who appreciates the beauty of the classic ship’s form and who is planning to undertake extensive long distance cruising.

Redesigned CAPELLA C

Redesigned CAPELLA C

The studio has created a new thoroughbred expedition yacht, with timeless styling. The vessel retains the structural backbone of the original hull and fore section of the superstructure, with the addition of a new helideck and extension of the existing accommodation, boasting generous proportions and including a full-beam owner’s stateroom, en suite guest cabins, two salons and plenty of entertainment areas.

Redesigned CAPELLA C from above

Redesigned CAPELLA C from above

Spanning over three impressive decks, the outside space hosts an amazing fly-bridge deck serving as an observation area, whilst the main and the upper deck spaces are large enough to accommodate two 8 metre tenders, full size helipad and a transom swim platform, which still leaves a lot of space for entertaining, outdoor dining, as well as sunbathing.

Redesigned CAPELLA C - aft view

Redesigned CAPELLA C – aft view

The yacht, equipped with fast robust tenders, helipad and up to date communications systems, will be a very comfortable long-distance cruising vessel, but also a base from which to manage all day-to-day business.

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A great opportunity to own 37m Moonen Superyacht MARTINIQUE available in Spring 2017

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

Currently under construction at the prestigious Moonen Yachts shipyard in the Netherlands, the 37m (120’) superyacht MARTINIQUE is searching for a new Owner, who could be cruising on this beauty in maximum comfort in the 2017 season. The hull is almost complete and work on the superstructure is well underway.

First 37m Martinique by Moonen Yachts

First 37m Martinique by Moonen Yachts

350 GT MARTINIQUE belongs to the new Caribbean series, and was commissioned by the yard’s current shareholder. As Moonen seek a new major shareholder and continue with the other new build and refit projects underway at the yard, the attention also turns to finding a client who recognises the enormous value of this striking superyacht.

Martinique under construction

Martinique under construction

One of the many exciting aspects of this project is the use of high-tensile steel for the hull. This has been a great opportunity for Moonen to work with a thinner steel and construction that is normally used in high-end industrial applications. Moreover, the shipyard added propeller tunnels to the MARTINIQUE. This offers a limited draught – making it easy to explore places like the Bahamas, comfortable sea going and low fuel consumption at cruising speeds.

A tremendous amount of work has also been done on keeping the weight of the vessel as low as possible and in ensuring the best possible noise & vibration attenuation properties. Combined with her exceptionally comfortable sea keeping performance and low cost of ownership, MARTINIQUE represents a great opportunity to own something very special in a relatively short timeframe.

See more charter yachts built by Moonen.

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Second Sunseeker 155 Yacht PRINCESS AVK ready for next stage of fit out

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

An amazing mix of engineering perfection and striking design, the second Sunseeker 155 Yacht PRINCESS AVK has recently left her shed at the Sunseeker shipyard in UK’s Poole Harbour to enter the next stage of her fit out. This dramatically beautiful vessel boasts a classically elegant interior throughout with large expanses of living and entertainment spaces.

Princess AVK leaving her shed in Poole Quay, Dorset

Princess AVK leaving her shed in Poole Quay, Dorset

Sunseeker’s flagship and most impressive vessel to date, the 155 Yacht provides accommodation for up to 12 guests across six tastefully appointed cabins, offering ultimate style and luxury. Her forward lower deck area can also sleep up to 10 crew with a separate captain’s cabin positioned adjacent to the wheelhouse.

Second Sunseeker 155 Yacht Princess AVK

Second Sunseeker 155 Yacht Princess AVK

The upper saloon is fitted with a lovely full-length stone finished bar and an additional secondary dining area, which offers a less formal dining experience than the principal arrangement that can be found on the main deck.  Yet another highlight is the magnificent port-side balcony, which provides uninterrupted views from the lower saloon.

Princess AVK by Sunseeker

Princess AVK by Sunseeker

The brand new luxury yacht PRINCESS AVK will be run by twin powerful 16V 4000 series MTU M93 engines, giving her an increased maximum speed of up to 24 knots.

Princess AVK ready to enter next stage of her fit out

Princess AVK ready to enter next stage of her fit out

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

See more charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

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Arrival of Second 74m AMELS 242 Superyacht in Vlissingen, the Netherlands

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

Yesterday morning, January 20, 2016 was marked by the arrival of the second 74m AMELS 242 superyacht in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. Captured by ‘dutchmegayachts’, the striking AMELS 24202 boasts exceptionally sleek and elegant exterior lines by Tim Heywood, with luxurious interiors created by Andrew Winch Designs.

Arrival of AMELS 24202 in Vlissingen - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Arrival of AMELS 24202 in Vlissingen – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

The prominent Dutch shipyard, AMELS, is currently also working on the first AMELS 242 Project FREEFALL, due to be delivered in early 2016. The largest in the Limited Editions range, the imposing 83-metre AMELS 272, is also expected to be delivered this year.

Second AMELS 242 - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Second AMELS 242 – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

See more charter yachts built by Amels here.

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New 44m Project ORCA – The Latest Superyacht signed by Tansu Yachts

January 21, 2016

Written by zuzana

Turkish shipyard, Tansu Yachts, has proudly announced that they signed a contract for the new 44m Project ORCA just ahead of the New Year. The exterior design of this exciting new superyacht comes from the drawing board of Tansu, with naval architecture and engineering currently underway at Diana Yacht Design. Construction is expected to begin in March 2016.

44m Project ORCA signed by Tansu Yachts

44m Project ORCA signed by Tansu Yachts

The wood epoxy ORCA will feature a layout designed exclusively for the fishing oriented lifestyle of her Owner.  She will provide deluxe accommodation across four lovely and comfortable cabins, and is expected to have a maximum speed of 16 knots.

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Absolute Boat Care start their 300th anti-foul application project aboard 42m Charter Yacht NATORI

January 20, 2016

Written by zuzana

Absolute Boat Care, the specialist super yacht finishing service company, has entered their 16th year of business announcing that their dedicated paint team have recently started the 300th anti-foul application project aboard the outstanding 42m charter yacht NATORI, launched by Baglietto to a design by acclaimed Jon Bannenberg in 2009.

Simon Aston, Sales Director at Absolute Boat Care, said: ‘’We have the ability to give our clients choice for the method of their anti-foul system application due to the fact that we have such an experienced team. 70% of our clients opt for an airless spray application to ensure an even coverage and better performance due to more paint being applied during the process. The ability to use a spray application means we can achieve a smoother finish giving the added benefit of saving fuel as it allows the boat to travel easier through the water.

Over the years, we have built a fantastic relationship with our Akzo Nobel technical representative to ensure the perfect result, and out of the 300 applications, approximately 30 projects were sandblasted back to bare metal, or primers, and a full new anti foul system applied. We are also authorised Propspeed and Propgold applicators and use one or the other to approximately 80% of jobs.’’

Absolute Boat Care boast a number of long standing clients that regularly return for their anti-foul and other finishing services. First Officer of M/Y VAVA said: ‘‘We have been using ABC for our anti-fouling for the last three years and during that time we have always found their service to be of the highest quality as well as being very competitively priced. I have no hesitation in recommending them.”

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This month’s Superyacht Challenge Antigua to host 11 beautiful ocean-going yachts

January 20, 2016

Written by zuzana

Set to run in the fantastic Antigua in the Caribbean from January 28 to 31, this month’s Superyacht Challenge Antigua will host eleven beautiful ocean-going yachts. Dedicated to pure fun afloat and ashore, the sixth edition of the regatta will provide three days of exciting racing, complimented by laid-back social events.

Visione under sail - Image by Ted Martin

Visione under sail – Image by Ted Martin

This year’s impressive fleet will include vessels from 90 to 147 feet in length, comprising two of the latest superyachts to be commissioned, set to make their racing debut at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. There is no overall winner, however participants are separated into two classes, Corsairs and Buccaneers. The top three vessels in each class win a barrel of Antiguan rum to celebrate their achievements. Awards are also made for the fastest yacht on the water and the best corrected time, using the ORC SuperYacht Rule. The best crew work observed by the race committee, led by International Race Officer John Coveney, will also receive an award.

Freya at full speed - Photo by Ted Martin

Freya at full speed – Photo by Ted Martin

Moreover, the shoreside fun will be once again rewarded with culinary prizes for the Best Coal Pot Dish and The Famous Cook-Off, with Superyacht chefs providing a gourmet supper for all competitors. Owners and crew will also have a tailoring challenge; the Loudest Caribbean Shirt and the Best Dressed Crew Competition are all part of the fun. Antigua Barbuda Search & Rescue (ABSAR) will be supporting the regatta and is the chosen charity for the event.

Cook-Off - Image by Ted Martin

Cook-Off – Image by Ted Martin

The all-new Gosnell Trophy will be also awarded this year, donated by Timoneer, who have been firm supporters of the Superyacht Challenge since its conception. This will be awarded to the yacht, who in the opinion of the competitors and the race committee, has competed in the Spirit of the Regatta, where they have sailed as hard as they can with the equipment available while still representing the yacht well ashore.

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