Globally renowned and leading performance yacht constructor, Nautor’s Swan, has unveiled today its plan to deliver a complete range of unrivalled cruising yachts ranging from 60 to 115 feet in length. The new cruising range of luxury yachts was designed by the respected naval architect German Frers in collaboration with Nautor’s design team. The series includes the Swan 60RS, Swan 80RS and Swan 105RS yachts, which are scheduled for launch in 2014, as well the flagship Swan 115RS – the first of which will hit the water in 2015.
Developed with needs of both blue water and long distance cruisers in mind, the models in the cruising range ensure short handed sailing with ease and are suited for long distances, with increased protection from the elements, additional stowage and tankage, with the option for shallow draft and lifting keels.
Nautor’s cruising yacht range is taking advantage of the same hull design and construction techniques and materials of the successful performance range, and maintains the core DNA of a Swan with the utmost attention to quality, detail and style throughout. Nautor’s talented interior architects then work with owners to design and deliver interior layouts and attributes best suited to the client’s lifestyle and ambitions.
Sailing Yacht Swan 80RS by Nautors Swan
Leveraging the expertise gained from close to half a century of building sailing yachts of the highest quality, as with all Swans, the cruising range will be built entirely by Nautor’s experienced craftsmen at the company’s headquarters in Finland.
CEO Oy Nautor AB Enrico Chieffi proudly presented the new cruising range to a group of international media earlier this week at the company’s headquarters in Pietarsaari, Finland. “The launch of a pure cruising range for Nautor’s Swan is a major step for the company. We recognise that many owners use their boats mainly for cruising so we are very pleased to be able to offer the best design, build techniques, materials and craftsmanship and deliver the ultimate cruising Swan customised for discerning clients.”
The Austrian yacht design firm, motion code: blue, has recently developed a design study of a 115-metre, six-deck private submersible yacht MIGALOO concept. The studio has also completed several projects in both production yachts as well as super yachts, being presently in build, and has worked on yachts in Asia, Europe and the USA.
115m private submersible mega yacht MIGALOO concept by motion code: blue
Motion code: blue services include yacht exterior design, interior design as well as on-site supervision and building supervision.
After intense research and based on excellent knowledge of the current yacht market, the studio came up with an extraordinary design concept to satisfy the ever raising demands for individualization, self presentation and separation from the mass.
An increasing number of clients have exactly such special demands on the design as main points in their briefing for their designers, so the studio’s intention was to offer a stunning design concept especially for people, who are willing to expand the borders of imagination.
Managing directors Christopher Gloning’s and Christian Gumpold’s idea was to transform the well known and tested shape of current submarine designs into a private yacht which offers state-of-the-art luxury experience of same sized super yachts while having the huge benefit to submerge the whole vessel to travel and/or stay secretly and in total privacy underneath the waterline without any external disorders.
Private submersible yacht MIGALOO concept by motion code: blue
The hull of the 115 meters long and 11 meters wide mega yacht MIGALOO is identical to current submarines, only the tower is custom designed, which means it is longer and wider to host a light flooded main saloon followed by a wide staircase including a centered round elevator shaft.
When looking back to the enormous space of the aft deck, lounge areas, sun beds, a bar, an 8 by 3 meter-pool as well as a heli pad offer a wide range of activities and possibilities. When MIGALOO yacht is submerged, all furniture is stored in large storages underneath the granite decking and the pools’ bottom raises up to the main decks’ level.
The foredeck is fully dedicated to the owners’ privacy, hosting a full-beam private lounge. Lounges, a private bar and a private access to the 2-level-owners’ suite directly underneath complete this all new experience on the foredeck. The telescopically extendible roof provides shade and follows perfectly the contour lines of the hull when closed.
A spacious sun lounge on top of the tower completes the common amenities onboard a super yacht. The lounges are accessible via 2 wide stairways from the main deck, or, even more comfortable, from all interior deck levels via the lift. The telescopically extendible roof provides shade and will also be closed when the owner prefer to dive with the MIGALOO yacht.
Luxury submersible superyacht MIGALOO concept
For the crew, the design studio has planned an outdoor helm station on the forward top of the tower when superyacht MIGALOO travels above the water line, otherwise the spacious bridge and all necessary technical rooms hosting the equipment to control the submarine are right underneath the tower in the hull. Due to the hull’s design and dimensions inspired by existing submarines, necessary technical components can be easily positioned where they need to be without compromising the extra ordinary space for the owner and his guests, which are accommodated in 8 VIP-suites on sub-deck 2 and 3, while the owner has his private-full-beam-quarters over 2 decks on sub-deck 1 and sub-deck 2.
A cinema room, a library, a gym and a gaming room are additional features which ensure total comfort when living or travelling longer distances submerged.
4 wide side hatches (2 on each side) can be transformed into enormous beach terraces. A spacious dining area next to the saloon on sub-deck 1 and the adjoining beach club with luxurious access to the water are possible. Lounges and a Jacuzzi enhance this area into an extra ordinary outdoor experience at the waterline. A comfortable ladder connects the beach club with the main deck above for easy access to the water on these 2 decks. Removable sun sails on each deck guarantee pleasant sun protection.
MIGALOO Yacht Concept
All tenders and toys can be stored in the beach club or on the deck below, so the transport of a wide range of additional vehicles is possible.
Sub-deck 4 is entirely reserved for the crew quarters including crew mess, laundry, crew gym…, while the main galley is positioned on sub deck 2 underneath the dining room. A private staircase nearby enhances the service and the ergonomics on board without compromising the guests.
The hull and tower are equipped with large windows of special pressure-proof glass to offer a breathtaking view especially when luxury yacht MIGALOO is submerged near the surface to explore the beauty and diversity of marine life. All windows are surrounded with underwater lights to provide stunning views when the yacht is getting deeper.
Communication and especially navigation is provided by common and well tested technologies and the hull is designed to reach a maximum depth of 240 meters, so it’s very likely to travel nearby a school of whales heading into the deep while having a cup of tea and a good chat in the main saloon.
Project MIGALOO yacht is named after the world’s only albino humpback whale that travels up and down the east coast of Australia. First sighted in 1991, and believed to be three to five years old at that time, the whale was named “migaloo” as an indigenous Australian word for “white fella”.
Submersible superyacht MIGALOO concept
The communalities between this special creature and the design of the studio’s private submersible yacht MIGALOO concept are simple: both are unique in their color scheme, there is no other white submarine of this type worldwide and both are born to travel underneath the waterline to explore the world’s oceans.
The fantastic idea to create a private submersible yacht MIGALOO with state-of-the-art-technologies and using well known shapes from the marine industry imparts this concept an appealing charm, the design team of motion code: blue is proud to have taken this step to enrich the yacht scene with this innovative concept idea.
Below is a short video of the highly innovative 115-metre private submersible mega yacht MIGALOO by motion code: blue.
The well known Vripack design studio is delighted to present its new 45,5m classic motor yacht B-52. Luxury yacht B52 boasts the gracious characteristics of those of the late 1920’s till end 1940’s.
45-metre classic motor yacht B-52 by Vripack
As the B-52 superyacht is to become a real family yacht suitable for exploring coastal areas, Vripack produced a tailor-made layout following the wishes of the young client resulting in a functional and spacious design. Besides exploring the outskirts of the world, she will be used as a stand-by mother ship during classical sailing boat regattas, hence the B in her name.
B-52 Yacht - front view
On the very comfortable main deck a master suite, two twin cabins for the owner’s children, a small cabin in between for the children’s nanny, an office and a pantry are situated. “To create maximum privacy for the owner and guests, we paid special attention to the routing of this yacht, making it possible for the crew to be able to do their jobs properly whilst needing to encounter the guest’s deck or internal spaces as little as possible,” says Vripack designer Bart Bouwhuis. The complete lower deck, situated above the waterline, is specially designed for the crew, including a galley, laundry facilities, crew mess, crew quarters and their own relaxation area on the foredeck.
Luxury motor yacht B-52
The aft part of the main deck has a large tender deck platform for two 7,5 meter tenders, both just tucked away under the sky lounge deck and behind the bulwark to prevent any loss of aesthetics. When the tenders are to be launched by overhead cranes, the bulwark is folded down to provide easy access. Also there is a large extendable swim platform integrated in the classic stern, including a dive store and all of today’s needs for a full entertainment beach area.
Vripack-designed superyacht B-52
The sky lounge fore deck has a large inside explorers lounge and bar with very special view and fully sun covered by the canopy which is one of the style elements that really gives you the ‘travel back in time’ feeling. Aft, the main salon including a dining space is linked to the outside deck. The wheelhouse is located on the sundeck including a seating area in front and an additional seating with Jacuzzi aft.
Classic motor yacht B-52 - Interior
Vripack has created a bridge with an open layout. You can walk fully around making it one of the most interesting eye catchers of this yacht. On top of the bridge and at the same time the highest point of the B-52 yacht, the exploration deck provides the best views when cruising.
45-metre superyacht B-52
Following their unique Holistic design approach Vripack gave special attention to the large technical space of superyacht B-52 to guarantee the possibility for good maintenance of the whole yacht and her tenders, while at the same time also focused on a super efficient and comfortable hull by using CFD analysis resulting in a maintenance-free green system functioning well and being reliable in all weather conditions.
Technical Specifications of the new B-52 yacht designed by Vripack
Classic yacht B52 - General Arrangement
Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts with design by Vripack.
Dubois Cup 2011 in Porto Cervo - Photo credit to Rick Tomlinson/Dubois
The Dubois Cup, held biennially and now in its fourth edition, will see a fleet of 14 sailing yachts and two motor yachts designed by the UK’s renowned Dubois Naval Architects gather on the quays of Porto Cervo Marina. Several of the yachts will be spectating while those competing will include defending champion sailing yacht Timoneer, a 44.8-metre ketch, as well as the 30 metre charter yacht Nostromo which placed second in the 2011 edition. The largest of the Dubois yachts taking to the starting line will be the 51.7 metre superyacht Prana, built by Alloy Yachts of New Zealand, while the latest design from the Dubois stable, the 38 metre luxury yacht Twilight – launched earlier this year – will be following racing and soaking up the atmosphere as a spectator.
The spectacle doesn’t finish here, however, and the busy YCCS calendar immediately continues with 21 superyachts enrolled in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The event, which has been taking place annually since 2008, has fast become a fixture on the Mediterranean racing circuit and this year’s participating yachts count an average length of over 34 metres.
Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2012 - Photo credit to Superyacht Media
The fleet represents the cream of international nautical design and construction and hails from some of the world’s top shipyards including Fitzroy of New Zealand, Oyster of the UK, Perini Navi of Italy, Royal Huisman of Holland and Southern Wind of South Africa.
Some of the most imposing participants include the 45m charter yacht Salperton, winner of the Caribbean edition of the Loro Piana regatta in March of this year, and the Wally 148 yacht Saudade, also 45 metres in length. The colossus of the fleet is however the award-winning, ultra-modern superyacht Zefira at just under 50 metres.
“Following an excellent start to our sailing calendar at our Caribbean base in Virgin Gorda, we are delighted to welcome such a remarkable fleet of superyachts to Porto Cervo,” commented YCCS Commodore Riccardo Bonadeo. “It is great to see so many yachts return year after year, as a testament to the quality of our regattas and hospitality, and also to welcome numerous new participants. A special thanks obviously goes to our sponsors and supporters who allow us to remain at the forefront of the international yachting scene.”
The Italian yard, Monte Carlo Yachts, part of Groupe Bénéteau, announces the upcoming official premiere of its new motor yacht MCY 86 at the 2013 Cannes Boat Show. The Monte Carlo Yachts 86 yacht is the fourth model in the successful collection. It brings more space for technology and represents the Monte Carlo Yachts’ original concept of luxury, with an unrivalled degree of customization.
All-new luxury motor yacht MCY 86 by Monte Carlo Yachts
The new superyacht MCY 86 takes the yard’s product range to a new level: a larger, more spacious and more exquisite yacht which meets the needs of boat lovers who want to enjoy every instant on board to the maximum.
Made in Italy, Made in France
MCY 86 yacht again keeps the promise of bringing together sensitive Italian tailoring with the productive capacity of Groupe Bénéteau, which is a world-renowned model of technological and industrial efficiency.
The technical and aesthetic elements blend together, efficient production brings out both the care with which it is made and also the search for exclusive details. The best of Made in France and the best of Made in Italy. It is an approach which is confirmed by the contribution made to the yacht by some big names in the fashion and style world: the living areas of the boat are actually embellished by fabrics and material from Hermès, Armani, Frau and Pierre Frey.
Luxury yacht MCY 86 - aft view
Made in Monte Carlo Yachts
Luxury yacht MCY 86 shows herself to be a real expression of the approach and the style of Monte Carlo Yachts, starting from the strong family resemblance of its external lines. The design of the whole range is by Nuvolari and Lenard. The two designers, who have some amazing mega yacht designs in their portfolio, have reached a new high with this project.
The novelty lies in the absolute beauty of a decisive approach which can soften once on the sea: the perfect choice for a boat which can be relied on for top-level nautical performance and which looks to offer elegance in every detail. Contemporary refinement which does not give in to minimalism, Nuvolari and Lenard have designed a classically-styled boat, without compromising with retro tastes or irritating aerodynamic excesses.
Superyacht MCY 86 - side view
Made together with Yacht Owners
The new MCY 86 yacht increases the range of customization and offers an experience of made-to-measure luxury. Radically different configurations which mean that each owner can personalize the yacht to fit their own lifestyle.
The layout variants include all three decks, with three, four or five below-deck cabins and different distributions of the rooms on the main deck and the flybridge. All of which means a constant assurance of exceptional levels of livability.
MCY 86 Yacht - Owner's Cabin
Creating space for elegance and comfort
There is an immediate – and extraordinary – feeling of space and comfort from the very first step on the main deck. The stern area, which is completely separate from the extended flybridge, offers guests a large area normally associated with larger vessels. The steel and glass fashion plates which are a feature of Monte Carlo Yachts further increase the feeling of privacy on board.
The foredeck design – which is a highly distinctive part of the range – is expressed to the full here. The Portuguese deck leads to an exquisitely private living room. A real lounge which adapts to different uses during the whole day on board. The extensive area is ideal for using large sun loungers, comfortable sofas and a table where meals can also be eaten in the shade, enjoying the sea view with one’s family and guests in a space which is both open and private. You have the certainty of being on board a mega yacht: no other vessel of under 30 metres is capable of providing an area comparable to this.
Superyacht MCY 86 - Dining
The flybridge can be fitted with a large Jacuzzi. The bar area, the open-air kitchen and the numerous sunbathing and living areas can be protected with a carbon fibre T-top with soft-top and electrical opening, another characteristic element of the MCY collection.
In the interior, the living room fulfills all the promise of the external spaces: the area and space increase in a succession of luxurious and comfortable living areas, which are ideal for conversation, entertainment, relaxation or dinners with guests. Another new aspect on the 86-foot boat are the opening side platforms. Available on both sides, they can be transformed into exclusive terraces overlooking the sea, giving unequalled, unobstructed views of the horizon even from inside the MCY 86 yacht.
Below-deck layouts are also made to measure. The rooms are always spacious and are embellished with highly-prized materials in all the numerous variants available. The height of comfort can be seen in the master cabin: a truly full-beam suite with a sizeable office and large walk-in cupboard.
Motor yacht MCY 86 - Saloon
The unique style of Monte Carlo Yachts comes out of every area of the boat, and is reinforced by the choice of highlyprized materials, such as white Volterra alabaster, cedarstone marble and mocha cream limestone. Precious materials that create a feeling of elegance, which is further refined by the input of some of the most important names in international fashion and design, and the use of Venetian mosaics hand-made in Murano glass.
Every detail helps to put the new Monte Carlo Yachts 86 at the top of its category, and indeed – as stressed by the designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard – “the MCY 86 has significant usable areas and the internal lay-out of a much larger boat. The layout for owner and guests focuses on external views and consequently on natural light. The separation between guests and crew is clear: crew members can work, live, cook and steer the yacht in professional conditions: a sure guarantee of enjoyable and relaxing times on board for the owners and their guests”.
The new MCY 86 yacht is in a class of her own, offering technical, living and aesthetic solutions which cannot be found in similar vessels of the same category.
World premiere at the Festival de la Plaisance
Preceded by a private event in July, the new superyacht MCY 86 is set to make her official debut at Cannes. On 10th September the sea will have a new flagship. Made in Monte Carlo Yachts.
The construction of the magnificent Selene 92 Ocean Explorer yacht by Selene Yachts is in full swing at Jet-Tern Marine in China. Scheduled for delivery to her American owner in Spring 2014, motor yacht Selene 92 Ocean Explorer is entirely designed by acclaimed Guido de Groot Design.
Selene 92 Ocean Explorer Yacht by Selene Yachts
The client, Guido de Groot and the yard have had numerous consultations on the detailing of the Selene 92 Ocean Explorer yacht, and the designers again visited the shipyard in China a few weeks ago to discuss progress.
Selene 92 Ocean Explorer Yacht - Saloon
The hull, deck and superstructure of superyacht Selene 92 Ocean Explorer have since been completed and the yard has started preparations for the construction of various installations. The experienced interior craftsmen at Jet-Tern Marine have now also begun fitting the interior.
Construction of Selene 92 Ocean Explorer Yacht at Jet-Tern Marine in China
Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts with design by Guido de Groot.
The prominent Dutch builder, Moonen Shipyards, has launched the brand-new Moonen 100 Explorer yacht Hull YN195. This long distance, expedition-type vessel was custom-developed with Vripack Naval Architects for a repeat client. Mixing up a robust performance with superb looks as well as smooth lines, the Moonen 100 Explorer motor yacht YN 195 has been created to permit her owners to travel the world in maximum comfort and style.
Moonen 100 Explorer yacht Hull YN195 leaving the shed
Fans of Moonen and Vripack will identify clear elements of both these renowned Dutch brands in the exterior profile of the Moonen 100 Explorer superyacht Hull YN195. The superyacht features the muscular appearance of the popular Vripack Doggersbank range, previously seen also on two earlier partnerships with Moonen: The 90’ Commercial Break yacht and the 92’ Poseidon superyacht, both launched in 2003. And then there are the graceful lines and curvaceous superyacht detailing with which Moonen is associated, previously combined to great effect on an explorer-type vessel with the award-winning 114’ motor yacht Beluga (ex My Issue) in 2006.
Although classed as an MCA ‘Short Range Yacht’, the Moonen 100 Explorer yacht Hull YN195 is also eminently suitable for long ocean passages. The yacht carries some 36,000 litres of fuel, and is equipped with a water maker and a Hamann marine sewage treatment plant. She has been designed with high levels of fuel efficiency that give her a range of 5,000 nautical miles at ten knots. The efficient hull shape, bulbous bow, sophisticated weight-saving measures, and highly efficient propellers and engines also reduce costs and minimise the yacht’s environmental impact.
Moonen 100 Explorer superyacht YN195 at launch
These major fuel efficiencies are combined with some of the finest life aboard facilities you are likely to see on a 30-metre yacht. Comfort is clearly centre stage, with some remarkably low noise and vibration levels being achieved by flexible mounting of the interiors, the fitting of flexibly mounted vibration dampers and a careful campaign of insulation. An excellent sea-keeping performance and impressive stability at anchor means the owners will enjoy their time onboard wherever they may choose to explore.
There is also plenty of space for the owners and their guests to relax during long voyages in an interior with a suitably maritime style, featuring blonde teak and walnut. A deliberate choice for the layout of the Moonen 100 Explorer luxury yacht Hull YN195 was to feature three large suites in order to maximise comfort for the passengers. The owners’ stateroom covers the full beam on the lower deck and has a particularly spacious bathroom plus a walk-in wardrobe.
Launch of the Moonen 100 Explorer luxury yacht Hull YN195
The suite is especially roomy as there are only two other guest cabins, one of which has a double bed, the other two singles and a Pullman berth. As well as sleeping facilities for seven guests, the Moonen 100 Explorer yacht Hull YN 195 offers accommodations for four crew members in the bow. There is a great deal of storage both in the cabins and in a range of dedicated storage areas, such as under the crew compartment in the foreship, which also doubles as a laundry.
The yacht features a very comfortable flybridge forward of the mast which includes a sofa and sunbeds. Aft of the mast is a separate sundeck area, another roomy zone with a wet bar and a Jacuzzi as well as further sun-worshipping options. There is also a dedicated area on this level for tenders and toys, which do not therefore need to be moved in order for the owners and guests to enjoy the facilities on this deck. This arrangement also frees up space in the lazarette area, where a large window bathes the voluminous space in natural light. On the starboard side is a lovely sauna plus a day head and shower.
Moonen 100 Explorer yacht YN 195 on the water
“The Moonen 100 Explorer benefits from the very latest insights in design and yachtbuilding efficiencies and quality control,” says project manager Sietse van der Zee. “In partnership with the naval architects and engineers at Vripack, we built the interior in a faster timeframe thanks to a greater degree of prefabrication and more efficient outfitting process. The systems were developed in section, allowing for intermediate controls on progress. In addition, the yacht is lighter than expected without sacrificing sturdiness and keeping fuel efficiency in mind. The project has enabled us to develop an even leaner and cleaner construction process that will undoubtedly enhance future builds.”
Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by Moonen.
The prominent Italian designer, Tommaso Spadolini, is delighted to present his latest 55-metre ‘classic’ motor yacht project. The 55m Spadolini canoe stern yacht represents a modern interpretation of the ‘old yachts’ concepts.
New 55m Classic Motor Yacht Project by Tommasso Spadolini
The lay out of the 55m Spadolini luxury yacht concept offers many interesting ideas for a comfortable accommodation for guests and crew.
55m Spadolini Superyacht Project - upview
The interior decor of the 55m Spadolini superyacht project will be classic but very environmentally friendly with choices of materials with high degree of recyclability.
55m Spadolini Luxury Yacht Concept - front view
The range will be Atlantic and the top speed will be around 14/15 knots.
55m Spadolini Yacht Project - aft view
Construction materials will be steel hull and aluminum superstructure.
The 2013 order book of Southern Spars is full of projects, including four America’s Cup AC72 wing sails, up to ten Volvo 65’ One Design rigs, multiple superyacht rigs, as well as a new era of Grand Prix racing rigs. All of these demonstrate that Southern Spars is leading the way with design, technology and manufacturing of composite spars and rigging.
One of the 2013 Southern Spars projects - WallyCento superyacht Magic Carpet 3 - Photo by J. Renedo
“This year we’ve been busy producing the AC72 wings for Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge,” says Richard Lott, Southern Spars’ managing director. “At present, the Volvo 65’ One Design rigs and numerous superyacht projects ranging from 30 to 90 metres are moving through our Custom Projects facility in Auckland, New Zealand.”
Lott and Southern Spars director and co-founder Mark Hauser believe the yachting sector appears to have pushed through the hump of the global financial crisis. “It’s great to see the marine industry slowly recovering,” says Lott. “With the America’s Cup ramping up with a new era of racing in the exceptional AC72 foiling catamarans and the Volvo Ocean Race taking a new turn into One Design, we’ve seen grand prix racing teams coming back in full force as they gear up for the 2013/14 busy regatta calendar. There are exciting times ahead for Southern Spars and clients around the world.”
Hauser adds: “Southern Spars was founded on the backbone of this Grand Prix yacht racing with one of our first major projects resulting in Sir Peter Blake’s Steinlager II winning all six legs of the Whitbread Round the World Race – that’s a record yet to be trumped. Since then the team at Southern Spars has pursued a passion for excellence, building and supplying the world’s finest carbon spars and rigging.”
Hauser says: “Both Magic Carpet 3 and Alegre sport the latest high performance technology from Southern Spars, with high modulus Thin Ply Technology (TPT) throughout. Both masts have all the bells and whistles from internal tangs through to the latest Top-Lok (locking mainsail car for square top sails), racing booms with nomex honey cone cores and EC6 carbon continuous rigging.”
Developed by Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design with the exterior styling and interiors by Wally, sailing yacht Magic Carpet 3 fully exploits the WallyCento box-rule to create a fast, seaworthy cruiser-racer that benefits from the latest performance technology while respecting the Wally spirit. Magic Carpet 3 is the second WallyCento be launched to date; Southern Spars also supplied the rig package for the 30m WallyCento superyacht Hamilton which won the first Superyacht Cup Cowes regatta after just five days of sailing since her launching in July 2012.
A stunning performance also marked the debut for Magic Carpet 3 – just two weeks after her launch, she competed in Gaastra Palmavela regatta (Mallorca, 1-5 May) out-matching competitors in all races in real time and crossing the finish lines between five and 20 minutes ahead of the closest competitor.
Magic Carpet 3 yacht’s owner and helmsman Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones commented: “I’m highly satisfied with the outcome of this ground-breaking project. Magic Carpet 3 is precisely what I wanted and expected her to be, totally fulfilling my goals and briefs – fast, beautiful, comfortable, technologically-advanced, and easy to sail.”
Presently, Andy Soriano’s brand-new sailing yacht Alegre is getting ready for her busy regatta season in Valencia, Spain. With her Southern Spars rig package stepped and tuned, the 72-footer, designed by Mark Mills and built at Longitud Cero, has successfully completed her maiden sea trials.
Alegre yacht’s owner’s representative Dave Williams comments: “We are very happy with the new Southern Spars rig and rigging package. It is exactly what we expected and the Southern team have done an excellent job.”
Hauser adds: “For the team at Southern Spars, it was great to get back into the mini maxi game after a little downturn in this market. We’re delighted to hear we have yet another happy customer.
“We are also pleased to announce that we have recently received orders from three of the world’s most high profile racing teams: Ichiban (newly-designed Carkeek 65’), superyacht Wild Oats XI and Loyal (ex-Speedboat).
“This year’s Sydney to Hobart will be one to watch, with all three going head-to-head with their newly-stepped, fully-specified Southern Spars rig and rigging packages.
“The positive feedback we have from Americas Cup teams, grand prix race teams and superyacht owners about why they choose to work with Southern Spars means a great deal to everyone in the company. We continually strive to be at the forefront of the world’s mast and rigging industry in terms of design, technology, manufacture, safety and performance.”
The Ferretti Group, one of the world leaders in the design, building as well as sale of motor yachts, with an amazing portfolio of some of the most exclusive and prominent brands worldwide, concludes its “tour” of the top boating and luxury shows in China: after Hainan and Shanghai, the Group is now participating in the Qingdao International Boat Show 2013, running at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center from 23 to 26 May. The company is showcasing two of the most prominent models in its fleet: Aquariva Super yacht tender for the Riva brand, a 33 footer featuring soft and stylish lines, and the new motor yacht Pershing 82’, representing the Pershing brand, characterized by an even more streamlined and aggressive profile.
Ferruccio Rossi, Ferretti Group CEO, during the Group press conference
Taking part in these three important spring events in China has allowed the Ferretti Group to present its yachts at best in this region too – true works of art that epitomise the Group’s outstanding production skills and the entirely made-in-Italy process that has always characterised all the Group’s brands.
During the Qingdao Show a press conference was also held by Ferruccio Rossi, Ferretti Group’s CEO, and Mauro Frattesi, President and CEO of Ferretti Group Asia Pacific, who illustrated the Group’s development guidelines for the next few years to the owners and media of Northern China, where Qingdao is located. Also thanks to its strategic partnership with the Weichai Group, the Ferretti Group is indeed aiming to expand further in the entire Asia Pacific area – an important market for the future growth of the boating business -, with a special focus on Greater China, Thailand, Australia and Singapore.
In order to further develop in this region the Ferretti Group has thus decided to strengthen its presence in the area by establishing its subsidiary Ferretti Group Asia Pacific Ltd., based in Hong Kong. In 2013 the Group will also aim to create a strong local team as well as to open a series of commercial offices and show rooms in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Qingdao, Xamien and Sanya.
Just on the occasion of the first participation in a Chinese show of the Aquariva Super (the first model to be launched since Riva joined the Ferretti Group and the symbol of this brand), the exclusive book published early in 2013 and dedicated to Riva’s 170th anniversary was presented to a large number of guests representing the Chinese business world and to the local media. The book was introduced by its author and publisher, journalist Riccardo Sassoli.
Riva Aquariva Super Yacht Tender at the Qingdao Boat Show 2013 in China
“We are concluding our tour in China and are extremely satisfied with the results we have achieved, fully aware of the great distance we have covered so far, but also of the long way that still lies ahead of us. Our stands at the various shows we have taken part in have been visited by a large public, made up of pleasure boating enthusiasts, not only from China, but from all over the world, as well as by the media and by our partners, who wanted to show their interest towards a sector that is now gaining importance in this part of the world too”, stated Ferretti Group’s CEO Ferruccio Rossi.
“This is why our objective over the next few years will be to meet at best these expectations and the great interest we have perceived by producing more and more innovative models, designed taking into consideration the specific needs of this region, which is playing an increasingly important role for the medium-long term global development of the boating sector”.
THE NEW MODELS BEING PRESENTED AT THE QINGDAO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2013
Classy style and sporty features blend together to further boost the pleasure of yachting: superyachtPershing 82’, the new model by Pershing created by Fulvio De Simoni in cooperation with AYTD and the Ferretti Group’s team of architects and designers, is 24.97 metres long, 5.50 metres wide, and guarantees excellent performances at sea, reaching a maximum speed of 45 knots and a range of 300 nautical miles thanks to two powerful MTU 16V M93 2435 mhp (1792 kW) engines and Searex SR140S drives with Rolla surface propellers.
Pershing 82′ yacht stands out for two main distinguishing features: the sundeck with retractable helm station, which makes the yacht look even more slender and offers an unprecedented height, and the carbon fibre staircase that can be automatically lowered into the cockpit by means of an electro-hydraulic control system and then retracted upwards when it is no longer needed. Liveability means contemporary style on this yacht, both in the standard version (4 cabins) and in the optional one (3 guest cabins and lounge-cinema room).
Pershing 82 Superyacht
Aquariva has become the symbol of Riva’s style and contemporary elegance and successfully established its presence on all continents, just as the legendary Aquarama – which is now a cult-yacht for collectors all over the world – had done in the past. Aquariva Super is the result of the cooperation between Officina Italiana Design, the design firm that “signs” all Riva yachts, and the Ferretti Group’s team of engineers and designers.
The soft, stylish lines of this 33 footer convey the unique “taste” of tradition, and the fine woods used for the deck – mahogany with maple engravings – on this timeless model further increase the pleasure of yachting while ensuring unmatched comfort and emotions. The stainless steel details, like the air intake, are true design masterpieces; the bow is hand-shaped on every single yacht. The search light is a typical element on Riva yachts and consists of more than 200 components. The mahogany deck with solid maple engravings is protected by 18 layers of paint.
The electronic two-speed automatic transmission improves minimum cruising speed acceleration and optimises maximum speed performances. This innovative electronic two-speed transmission, which comes standard on this model, reveals all the passion and strength of the two powerful 380 hp Yanmar engines, resulting in outstanding performances: a maximum speed of 41 knots and a range of 150 miles at cruising speed.