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Rossinavi launch 49m superyacht Aurora

April 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

It was a very exciting day for the owner of the new 49-metre motor yacht Aurora (FR034), which was launched at Rossi Navi shipyard, on Saturday, 1st April. Aurora is a displacement aluminium yacht, characterised by innovative architectural solutions and large living spaces, and is promising to be a real head turner once delivered.

Rossi Navi Launches motor yacht Aurora

Rossi Navi Launches motor yacht Aurora

Designed by Fulvio De Simoni,  Aurora features sleek lines in her exterior, while sporty features and sharp traits add to her unique personality. Arrabiato Naval Architects worked on her naval architecture.

Official launch of motor yacht Rossi Navi 49m Aurora

Official launch of motor yacht Rossi Navi 49m Aurora

This yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 well-appointed cabins, which include a panoramic owners cabin, two main deck VIP, and further three double/twin cabins.

Motor yacht Aurora launched by Rossinavi

Motor yacht Aurora launched by Rossinavi

Spacious and open spaces of Aurora’s layout allow for three large social areas and a beach saloon with an alfresco dinig area. Aurora is capable of carrying two tenders, jet skies and scuba diving equipment.

47m motor yacht AURORA by Rossinavi and Fulvio de Simoni - rendering

47m motor yacht AURORA by Rossinavi and Fulvio de Simoni – rendering

With a pair of MTU 12V 4000 M93L diesel engines, Aurora reaches an impressive top speed of 21 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots.

Sanlorenzo launch two superyachts: 27m M/Y STAE and 29m M/Y B&B

March 29, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Sanlorenzo was very busy this past weekend, launching not one, but two yachts on the same day: the SL 86 M/Y STAE and the SL96 M/Y B&B. The first one was launched at the Ameglia yard, while the latter at the historic Viareggio location. Both yachts hit the water at the presence of their owner’s, with STAE belonging to an American client and B&B to a Turkish owner.

SL86 motor yacht Stae

SL86 motor yacht Stae

Both yachts were custom made, reflecting their owners’ wishes and styles, as it happens with each Sanlorenzo-built vessel since 1958. The third location belonging to the shipyard is La Spezia, which is scheduled to deliver its first 52Steel superyacht SEVEN SINS, launched earlier this year. Numerous other yachts are currently under construction including the four explorer vessels (460Exp), the 11th iconic 40m planing yacht 40Alloy, two 52Steel yachts and one 64Steel.

SL96 superyacht B&B

SL96 superyacht B&B

Tansu Yachts launch 38m motor yacht project LTS now named HIGHLIGHT

March 01, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Tansu Yachts has launched the 38,4-metre motor yacht HIGHLIGHT, which has been referred to as project LTS. The yacht will now undergo sea trials in the Marmara Sea and is scheduled for delivery at the end of this month.

Motor Yacht HIGHLIGHT launched by Tansu Yachts - Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Motor Yacht HIGHLIGHT launched by Tansu Yachts – Photo credit Tansu Yachts

HIGHLIGHT features interior and exterior styling by the yard’s founder Riza Tansu, while boasting naval architecture by the renowned studio Diana Yacht Design.

With accommodation to eight guests, the vessel’s cabins have been divided into one main owner’s suite, one VIP suite and two double guest cabins. The yacht and guests on board will be serviced by a crew of five.

Tansu Yachts celebrate the launch motor yacht HIGHLIGHT - Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Tansu Yachts celebrate the launch motor yacht HIGHLIGHT – Photo credit Tansu Yachts

Powered by two Caterpillar C18 ACERT Diesel engines, HIGHLIGHT is expected to reach a top speed of 15 knots and comfortably cruise at 13 knots. There is very little information currently available about the vessel, however, it has been reported that she has a beam of 7,6 metres and a draft of 2,2 metres.

Tansu Yachts is currently working on numerous other superyachts including:
39,3 m CUTLASS #2
37,9m CASPER A
39m THUNDERBOLT
44m ORCA (due for launch by end of 2017)
43,7m CYCLONE (due for launch by end of 2017)
39,1m ECHO-R (due for launch by end of 2017)
In August 2016 they have launched the 39,3m SEXY FISH, representing the sixth hull of the ‘Mothership’ series that included the award-winning 36,4m NOMADE now called BARTENDER.

Carbon hulls prove popular for Baltic Yachts

January 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

With the approaching launch of PINK GIN VI, Baltic Yachts announces that it has received orders for three new carbon composite sailing yachts, measuring between 85ft and 142ft.

Baltic Yachts facility - Jakobstad, Finland

Baltic Yachts facility – Jakobstad, Finland (Photo credit to Baltic Yachts)

The new projects will involve the talents of world-leading naval architects and designers, including Malcolm McKeon, Mark Whiteley and Lucio Micheletti to create the ultimate combination of performance, luxury and beauty.

What are the advantages of carbon composite hulls?

Composite materials have long been used in the marine industry to increase speed, maintenance, efficiency and stability. As fabrication methods improve, carbon fibre as a composite is increasing in popularity and in turn, reducing the costs to manufacture it.

Composite materials – and in particular carbon composites – have a high strength to weight ratio, making them light and durable, enhancing performance and reducing the impact of the roll when conditions on the water are less than ideal.

Baltic Yachts carbon composite sloop - (Photo credit to Baltic Yachts)

Baltic Yachts carbon composite sloop – (Photo credit to Baltic Yachts)

Baltic yachts in 2017

PINK GIN VI will become the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop at 175ft and her launch later in 2017 is expected to be one of the most impressive superyacht launches of the year.

CEO Henry Hawkins said: “Baltic Yachts is enjoying fair winds right now with a healthy and diverse order book. The Baltic team has a busy year ahead with existing projects and is looking forward to starting work on these new orders.”

The three new carbon composite sailing yachts will commence later in 2017.

Official photos and info on the huge 98m mega yacht AVIVA released by Abeking & Rasmussen

January 13, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The official news regarding the launch of the massive 98-metre mega yacht AVIVA have been released by the yacht’s builder, Abeking & Rasmussen this morning. AVIVA has hit the water in the second week of January and represents the largest ever superyacht constructed by the German shipyard.

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

She was launched by means of a sophisticated launching system where a large pontoon from Norway had been shipped in and moored in front of the new construction shed. A dedicated hydraulic platform trailer with 60 wheels combined with a winch transported the impressive 98 metres of the vessel slowly but steadily onto the pontoon. The entire operation was planned well ahead, taking several weeks to organise.

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA during launch

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA during launch

As mentioned in the previous articles, Reymond Langton Design were the masterminds behind her design, collaborating with Toby Silverton on AVIVA’s exterior, they have come up with an elegant, sleek yacht with characteristic lines.

A&R 98m AVIVA

A&R 98m AVIVA

A&R 98m superyacht AVIVA

A&R 98m superyacht AVIVA

One of the most impressive features of her modern yet mystical interior is the full-size padel tennis court measuring 20m x 10m x 6m.

As a result of extensive new research and testing her sturdy and curvaceous hull provides for superior seakeeping abilities combined with a 20% decrease in drag. Less engine output is required, fuel consumption is significantly lower and she can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. The hybrid drive system enables AVIVA to run at up to 11 knots without the use of the main engines, using electric motors only. This means her cruising is smooth, silent and environmentally beneficial, providing great comfort to her owner and guests aboard.

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen yacht AVIVA

The 98-metre was launched in a record time of 33 months from the signing of the contract, which is very unusual for the size of this project. Thanks to this experience and additional detailed planning, A&R will be able to deliver future superyachts in even less time. Following her sea trials, which are due to start shortly, AVIVA is scheduled for delivery in spring 2017.

A&R 98m Yacht AVIVA

A&R 98m Yacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen superyacht AVIVA

Abeking und Rasmussen superyacht AVIVA

98m mega yacht AVIVA

98m mega yacht AVIVA

In Build: CRN is about to complete the new 79m Superyacht

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Italian shipbuilder CRN has recently relocated its new superyacht in build from one hangout to another for the completion of the project. The new 79-metre superyacht – hull number 135 – will become the second largest yacht ever built by the Ancona shipyard. Image below provided by CRN shows the imposing size of the yacht. Studio Zuccon International Project designed her exterior, while Studio Laura Sessa developed her interior design.

CRN 79m superyacht

CRN 79m superyacht

The new superyacht is believed to have wide open internal spaces, graceful lines and a great care for details, which are some of the main features of superyachts built by CRN. Currently CRN has another three projects under construction: 50m Superconero and 62m CRN 137. A highly anticipated launch of the new CRN 74m yacht is scheduled for early 2017.

 

Top Superyacht Stories of 2016 Everyone Should Read

December 29, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

CharterWorld regularly publishes news articles about the Global Marine Industry. With over 1000 news articles per year we deliver the latest information about superyachts, feature yachts and yacht charter specials, as well as any other news relevant to our worldwide luxury yacht charter company. Serious charterers, travellers, yachting enthusiast and professionals, you should have a read through our most popular articles from 2016.

 

1. THE SAFEST PLACES TO CHARTER A PRIVATE LUXURY YACHT

There is no better way to enjoy a holiday rather than on a luxury superyacht. One of the reason why the yachting industry is booming is because cruising on a private yacht is surely the safest way to travel. Read more about 10 safest locations to have a yacht charter vacation according to the following criteria: weather and seas, infrastructure, health care and violent crime.

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Superyachts are the safest way to travel

2. OVERRATED YACHT OWNERSHIP: MILLENIALS PREFER TO CHARTER SUPERYACHTS

The article published just recently has become very popular, as it illustrates the new trends in super yachting. Possibly you will be surprised too to find out about some big changes that are expected in the near future. Read more.

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership

Miillenials opt for experience over ownership

 3. THE LARGEST SUPERYACHT ON THE PLANET?

Currently Azzam and Eclipse are the two largest superyachts in the world. However, every year we see new ambitious yacht designers striving to develop the best and the largest superyachts. This year, the stunning concept L’Amage went viral after her presentation at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. To find out why read more here.

Superyacht concept L'Amage

Superyacht concept L’Amage

4. THE TOP 7 NEW YACHTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT?

Ever wanted to be the first to test out a brand new luxury charter yacht? The designers and owners want to show off their latest designs and let you test their new technology. They want you to feel the luxury and comfort of the latest in interior design and be pampered by the new crew (with years of experience of course). What’s so good about the new superyachts? We’ll let you decide. Read more.

superyacht Suerte

superyacht Suerte

5. GET INSPIRED: POPULAR ALTERNATIVE WINTER CHARTER HOTSPOTS THIS YEAR

The Caribbean is a top destination for luxury cruising this winter. However, the Indian Ocean and South Pacific are gaining popularity, thanks to their gorgeous cruising grounds and incredible natural environment. Read more about some admired winter charter hotspots, get inspired and get ready for a new adventure.

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand

Koh Chang, Gulf of Thailand

6. TOP 10 FAMILY FRIENDLY LUXURY CHARTERS

Travelling with a family has never been easier and more fun. There are plenty of superyachts to choose from that cater specifically to youngsters. There is also a large number of exciting itineraries and so much to see and do while sailing around the Mediterranean, the Adriatic or the Indian Ocean. Treat your family to a once in a lifetime holiday at sea on a stunning vessel that’s just like a five star hotel. Check out these top ten family friendly charter yachts.

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON - water toys

Motor yacht QM OF LONDON – water toys

7. THE FINEST BRITISH SUPERYACHTS

British private yachts were once the envy of the world. Now the British superyacht industry is once again finding a new footing in the world of luxury yachts, led by local yacht designers and naval architects. Let’s take a look at some of the finest British superyachts built to see how they stand up to the competition.

77m superyacht Samar

77m superyacht Samar

8.  A PROUD ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE CHARTERWORLD TEAM

The remarkable yacht charter holiday abroad Feadship’s prestigious new 70 metre superyacht JOY, organised by the senior charter broker at CharterWorld, Nicolas Benazeth, was tremendously successful in all respects. The client is a very experienced charterer and connoisseur of the world’s finest yachts. Read the whole story about this incredible yacht charter experience and contact us to secure a luxury superyacht for your next vacation.

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY with Ocean Sunset – Copyright Feadship

9. THE TOP 10 FINEST GERMAN SUPERYACHTS

Ship building in Germany has been a very successful industry for many decades. Some of the leading players in yacht construction and design are based in Germany: bespoke builder of the largest yacht in the world Azzam, Lurssen; Abeking & Rasmussen and Blohm & Voss also known for their impressive mega yachts. Here is our top 10 of the finest German superyachts.

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

10. TOP 12 NEW YACHTS IN THE CHARTER FLEET OF 2016

The year of 2016 has brought a great number of amazing news in the charter yachting industry. Some outstanding luxury charter yachts have joined the fleet, proving yacht enthusiasts with more opportunities to explore exotic islands, cosmopolitan cities and soak up luxury lifestyle. Here is the top 12 superyachts of 2016 that you can charter in various locations around the world right now.

Superyacht Elixir 55m

Superyacht Elixir 55m

11. THE MOST POPULAR SUPERYACHTS OF 2016

The super-yachting industry is diverse, inspiring and competitive. Every year superyacht builders and designers strive to deliver “the best of the best”. Some superyachts gain popularity while still being under construction. The audience watches them closely and awaits for breathtaking yacht launches. We applaud the top 10 most popular new superyachts of 2016.

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

12. TOP 10 BIZARRE YACHT CONCEPTS

The yachting industry is booming, attracting some young and ambitions designers, as well as some bespoke design studios who have been in the yachting for a while. The explanation is simple: “the limit is the sky” – say some designers, comparing boats and yachts to other architectural concepts in the world. The question is, are they realistic, lucrative, and will they ever make it to the market? Here we have compiled a list of the most outrageous superyacht concepts.

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Yacht Island Design

 13. THE BEST SUPERYACHT EXTERIOR DESIGNERS

First impressions always count. This is why superyacht owners use designers who have many years of experience creating the most beautiful exteriors on yachts. Big name designers and design companies  go all out with innovative ideas, spectacular colours and lines, providing sleek contours as well as amazing, breathtaking styles. Here’s a list of the best exterior designers of 2016 who have put their thoughts and ideas into making luxury yachts the ultimate holiday experience.

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303

Superyacht Dilbar. Photo by Christo 303

14. 7 REASONS WHY YOU HAVE TO BE IN THE CARIBBEAN RIGHT NOW

The Caribbean is considered to be “the king of the yacht charter vacations”. This is because this location covers a huge area and offer fantastic diversity. It is beautiful and warm, has amazing beaches, interesting cultures and perhaps most importantly, the Caribbean has a huge selection of crewed yachts, luxury yachts and superyachts which you can rent and experience a truly magnificent vacation around the various Island groups. If this still does not convince you, here are the 7 reasons why you have to get in touch with your broker to secure a luxury yacht charter in one of the best places in the Caribbean – St Martin.

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding

Caribbean is incredibly rewarding

 

The Greatest Superyachts to be Completed and Delivered in 2017

December 29, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 2017 year is promised to be exciting for the global marine industry. A number of important announcement throughout 2016 created a buzz on some of the most expected superyacht projects. The largest and the most famous shipbuilders work hard to be able to deliver the best superyachts in a timely manner. Here a compilation of the to 10 most expected projects of 2017. 

1. SAILING YACHT A – 142M – NOBISKRUG

Widely popular Sailing Superyacht A has been admired by many, thanks to her striking looks and innovative technology. Bearing the title of “The Largest Superyacht” she measures 142 metres with her tallest mast being 91 metres. She will be able to reach a top speed of 21 kn. Sailing Yacht A is expected to be delivered to her owner in 2017.

Sailing Yacht A

Sailing Yacht A

 

2. PROJECT THUNDER – 135M – LURSSEN

Thunder Project is full of mystery with very limited details revealed until now. It is know that this 135-metre mega yacht has a steel full displacement hull and aluminium superstructure. According to some information on the superyacht, Project Thunder has 5 decks. We are awaiting more information and images of this incredible new project to be unveiled, as her completion is scheduled for 2017.

Project Thunder. Photo credit DrDuu

Project Thunder. Photo credit DrDuu

 

3. PROJECT JUPITER – 120M – LURSSEN 

Another very secretive superyacht Jupiter is currently in build at Lurssen. Her Exterior design is a work of bespoke H2 Yacht Design, while naval architecture is by the in-house team of Lurssen.

Project Jupiter

Project Jupiter

 

4. PROJECT JUBILEE – 110M – OCEANCO 

The world-renowned Dutch builder Oceanco is an imposing 110-metre vessel Jubilee. A fantastic team of international recognised designers worked on this incredible project: Azure Naval Architects were responsible for naval architecture, Igor Lovanov designed her exterior, and Sam Sorgiovanni designed her interior. Some of her luxury features include a glass elevator and a large swimming pool.

Y714 Jubilee. photo by Dutchmegayachts

Y714 Jubilee. photo by Dutchmegayachts

 

5. SOLAR -105M – OCEANCO 

Solar is the largest sailing superyacht to be built in the Netherlands. Scheduled for delivery in 2017, she features innovative technology including the ability of operating on solar power only. Her naval architecture is by Dykstra Naval Architects, while her interior and exterior design is by Nuvolari Lenard.

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Sailing Yacht Solar

 

6. PROJECT MISTRAL – 104M – LURSSEN 

The 104-metre superyacht Amadea (Project Mistral) is one of the most stunning yachts built in Germany. She is due for delivery before the end of 2016, however might be rescheduled for early 2017. Incredible exterior design is a work of renowned Espen Oeino.

Project Mistral

Motor yacht Amadea (Project Mistral)

 

7. Hull 6501 – 98M – ABEKING AND RASSMUSSEN 

Currently under construction at Abeking & Rasmussen‘s shipyard in Lemwerder, this custom build superyacht measures 98 metres in LOA. Due to be launched in 2017, Hull 6501 features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Images of this superyacht are unavailable, however, we will update this information as we receive more details.

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Awaiting images: Hull 6501

 

 

8. PROJECT YASMIN – 92M – OCEANCO 

The completion of Oceanco Y716, also known as Project Yasmin is expected in 2017. This 95-metre superyacht will have a beam of 14.2m and a draft of 4m. She will be able to reach a maximum speed of 20 kn. Exterior designer of the project is Espen Oeino, while interior design is by Terence Disdale. Superyacht Yasmin will provide accommodation for a total of 14 guests and 27 crew members.

Presentation of Project Yasmin. Model of the superyacht

Presentation of Project Yasmin. Model of the superyacht

 

9. Y715 – 89M – OCEANCO 

Oceanco Y715 was launched in the Netherlands on 29 October 2016, however, this stunning 89-metres superyacht is still surrounded by secrecy and many details still remain confidential. We know that Sam Sorgiovanni worked on exterior design but her interior designer remains unknown. She is expected to be delivered to her owner in 2017.

Y715

Y715

 

10. Silver Loft – 85m – Silver Yachts

The Australian yacht builder Silver Yachts is currently building the new 85m last world explorer Silver Loft. Her hull is believed to be the most efficient among those ever produced by the yard. Silver Loft’s versatile and design provide a rare opportunity to use this superyacht also as a support vessel.

Silver Loft

Silver Loft

10 of the Most Popular New Superyachts from 2016

December 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The super-yachting industry is diverse, inspiring and competitive. Every year superyacht builders and designers strive to deliver “the best of the best”. Some superyachts gain popularity while still being under construction. The audience watches them closely and awaits for breathtaking yacht launches. We applaud the top 10 most popular new superyachts of 2016. 

1. GALACTICA SUPER NOVA by Heesen

She is a superstar and is definitely known by every yachting professional, enthusiast and whose who appreciate immaculate design and luxury. The winner of the Best Exterior Design and Finest New Superyacht awards, GALACTICA SUPER NOVA is a perfect example of modern design, combined with efficiency and functionality. One of the best exterior designers in the world Espen Oeino was responsible for her design, while naval architecture is a work of Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Heesen galactica super nova yacht underway

Heesen Galactica Super Nova yacht underway

 

2. SYBARIS by Perini Navi

SYBARIS is one of the largest sailing yachts in the world, with an overall length of 70 metres. This incredible performance-orientated ketch was constructed by the leading Italian builder Perini Navi. Philippe Briand in collaboration with the yard’s in-house team designed her exterior, while PH Design created stunning interior.

Sybaris. Photo credit Perini Navi

Sybaris. Photo credit Perini Navi

 

3. AQUARIUS by Feadship

Noise reduction and innovative stabilisers make this amazing 92-metre superyacht one of the quietest in the world. In this case, using AQUARIUS as a floating home for the owner’s fine arts collection sounds like an unusual but brilliant idea. Striking exterior and sophisticated interiors were designed by Sinot Yacht Design, while De Voogt was the naval architect.

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Superyacht Aquarius

 

4. DILBAR by Lurssen

DILBAR is currently ranked as the 4th largest superyacht in the world. Launched by Lurssen shipyard this 156-metre mega yacht has gained an enormous amount of popularity. There is no wonder, as although she is not the largest superyacht in the world by lengths, she is an absolute leader among the largest yachts by gross tonnage, with an impressive 18.000 GT. Not only that makes Dilbar so popular. She features the largest swimming pool compared to any other yacht.

Mega yacht DILBAR - Photo by DiFooll

Mega yacht DILBAR – Photo by DiFooll

 

5. IPANEMA by Mondomarine

This amazingly looking superyacht deserves much admiration. Launched in 2016, IPANEMA boasts striking red hull and sporty lines. Futuristic exterior and astonishing interior is a work of the Milan based design studio Hot Lab. Ipanema’s uniqueness, innovative look and design solutions, along with traditional styling and yacht’s performance attribute to an outstanding work by Mondomarine and the owner’s exquisite taste.

Mondomarine Ipanema. Exterior

Mondomarine Ipanema. Exterior

 

6. LIONHEART by Benetti

Built by the Italian shipyard Benetti in 2016, LIONHEART is a real head-turner. Her naval architecture and exterior design is by the yard’s in house team, and her incredible interior is by Stefano Natucci.

Superyacht Lionheart by Bentti. Photo Credit Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht Lionheart by Bentti. Photo Credit Roberto Malfatti

 

7. HERE COMES THE SUN by Amels 

The largest Amels built so far, HERE COMES THE SUN is a 83-metre superyacht, which has received much attention in 2016. A team of bespoke designers worked closely with Amels to create this stunning flagship of the Amels Limited Editions range: Tim Heywood developed her exterior design, while Andrew Winch was responsible for her interior.

Motor Yacht HERE-COMES-THE-SUN

Motor Yacht HERE-COMES-THE-SUN

 

8. JETSETTER by Dynamiq

JETSETTER is another superyacht that created a buzz in the super yachting industry in 2016. Incorporating a number of great features, such as a draft of 1.75 metres, minimised fuel consumption, high performance and luxury amenities on board, Jetsetter sets a higher standard in the luxury yachting, appealing for potential buyers. Beautiful photos of this 39-metre incredible yacht were recently featured in Family Office Elite Magazine.

Superyacht Jetsetter by Dynamiq. Photo credit Blueiprod

Superyacht Jetsetter by Dynamiq. Photo credit Blueiprod

 

9. U116 EXPLORER by Kleven

EXPEDITION YACHT SUPPORT VESSEL U116 launched earlier in 2016, is the latest addition to Kleven’s fleet. This five-deck superyacht is currently undergoing sea trials in Norway. Norwegian design house Marin Teknikk and New Zealand-based Oscar Mike Naval Architects worked together in the creating of this stunning yacht. Huge success of her sister-ship Ulysses has certainly added to a great reputation of U116.

U116 Kleven Explorer Yacht

U116 Kleven Explorer Yacht. Photo credit DrDuu

 

10. CLOUDBREAK by Abeking & Rasmussen

Built by Abeking & Rasmussen and designed by Espen Oeino and Christian Liaigre, CLOUDBREAK is an innovative expedition vessel. At 72.5 metres she features at anchor speed stabilisers providing additional comfort for those aboard. Luxury amenities, such as Jacuzzi spa, gymnasium, spacious interior and exterior living areas make her a very popular yacht also in the charter world.

Superyacht Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Superyacht Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

 

The Finest British Superyachts

December 13, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

British private yachts were once the envy of the world. Now the British superyacht industry is once again finding a new footing in the world of luxury yachts, led by local yacht designers and naval architects. Let’s take a look at some of the finest British superyachts built to see how they stand up to the competition.  

British yachts have always been built with highest quality materials. Precision engineering goes into each yacht, as well as professionally designed luxurious interiors and exteriors. Superyachts made in Britain have been enjoyed by many at sea over the years whether owner or yacht charterer. The vessels are synonymous with comfort, strength along with excellent sea-keeping, this is why clients from around the world have bought and are interested in buying luxury yachts made in Britain. Read on to find out more about the top ten finest British yachts.

1. MOTOR YACHT SARAFSA – this 82 m (269 ft) steel boat made by Devonport and conceived by Devonport and Burness Corlett-Three Quays. This fine British vessel accommodates 12 passengers and 25 qualified crew. Andrew Winch undertook the interior design brief specifically for a Middle Eastern owner. This majestic yacht has a six deck structure, a winter garden style dining room, a spa with a retractable roof on the sun deck and a glass topped atrium. It also has a helipad, as well as a wide range of amenities including her own car.

Sarafsa

Sarafsa

 

2. M5 (EX. MIRABELLA V) – the lengthy M5 is a fabulous sailing yacht. It’s 75 m (247 ft) in length and was manufactured by Vosper Thornycroft in 2004. The M5 is a grand yacht made in Britain which can accommodate a total of 14 people onboard and 15 crew members. This splendid sailing yacht has been designed by a naval architect called Ron Holland. Ron Holland Design, Tracey-Jayne Caravaggio, Nicholson Interiors and Lucciana Vittoria were involved in the yacht’s interior design.

M5 Sailing Yacht

M5 Sailing Yacht

 

3. MOTOR YACHT SAMAR Samar is a 77m, 253 ft, steel vessel produced from the keel up at Devonport in Britain. She accommodates 14 passengers and 20 qualified crew. Her interior designing was created by Joe Tohme. The Samar features large deck areas, a side garage, a large spa pool, an open bar along with a movie theater. Guests can enjoy a spacious main saloon and dining room with large windows. There’s also a fully equipped gym, steam room along with hot and cold pools on the upper deck.

Samar

Samar

 

4. THE MITseaAH – built by the Pendennis ship building company in the UK the MITseaAH is 48 m (156 ft) in length. Finished and launched by 2005 Liebowitz & Pritchard Architects used their unique approach to design the interior of the yacht. This luxurious vessel can accommodate up to 11 guests and 8 crew. She can attain a speed of 25 knots and has recently been described as a sloop motor sailer by superyacht enthusiasts.

Sailing Yacht MITseaAH

Sailing Yacht MITseaAH

 

5. SUPER MOTOR YACHT STEEL – the large superyacht Steel is a motor yacht, ideal for a charter vacation. This impressive 55 m (180 ft) luxury yacht was developed by Pendennis in the UK, 2008. Liebowitz & Pritchard Architects were involved in the interior design and styling of the vessel. She is a recent explorer style expedition yacht highly sought after by guests who enjoy the finer things in life.

STEEL

STEEL

 

6. LUXURY YACHT JUST J’S – the sizeable luxury yacht Just J’s is a motor yacht. This 37 m (121 ft) superyacht was manufactured at Sunseeker International in the UK, 2009. It’s a stylish yacht that can sleep a total of 12 people and has 6 professional crew onboard. She can cruise up to 24 knots and has a range of 1,500 nautical miles. This eye-catching superyacht features four decks, offers remarkable attention to detail and zero-speed stabilization for optimum comfort.

Just Js

Just Js

 

7. MOTOR YACHT ARABIA – the Arabia is a 37m (121 ft) spacious GRP composite vessel. She was fashioned at Sunseeker International in the UK and designed in the office of Don Shead and Sunseeker. This very distinctive UK built superyacht was launched in Poole in 2009 before being delivered to the owner. The vessel can accommodate 10 guests and 7 professional crew. She has been described recently as a tri deck yacht.

Arabia

Arabia

 

8. Charter yacht DEVOCEAN – built in 2008 by Sunseeker in the UK. The 121.39 ft/37m motor yacht Devocean has a beautiful exterior and interior design. She was previously named “Tickle Pink”. The yacht sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms including a master suite. She can carry 8 crew members onboard who ensure a relaxed, luxury yacht charter for all guests. Devocean’s impressive entertainment and leisure facilities make her the perfect charter yacht for entertaining and socializing with family or friends.

Devocean

Devocean

 

9. MOTOR YACHT THE SNAPPER – with its air conditioning, deck Jacuzzi and Wi-Fi connection on board, this British built superyacht is the real deal. Measuring 121.42 ft (37.01m) the Snapper was built in 2007 by Sunseeker. Her interior layout sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 state rooms including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 Pullman beds. With a cruising speed of 20 knots, a maximum speed of 24 knots and a range of 1,700 nautical miles, the Snapper is ideal for a superyacht charter vacation.

The Snapper

The Snapper

 

10. VAVA II MOTOR YACHT – one of the largest private motor yachts ever built in the UK is the Vava II. This £100,000,000 superyacht has become the most expensive to be built on British shores. At a relatively small 154 feet in length she is also available for private hire. The Vava II has six decks and a helicopter pad. This superyacht features a fold-down beach club and a pool which can be varied in depth. Crowds cheered her off after she completed her sea trials in Plymouth.

Vava-II

Vava-II