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Amels and H2 Yacht design unveil 111-metre superyacht concept ahead of Monaco Yacht Show

September 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Amels and exterior designers H2 Yacht Design have provided details on a 111-metre luxury yacht concept by the name of POLLUX.

Superyacht POLLUX concept image from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Superyacht POLLUX concept image from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Voluminous interiors are balanced by an exterior design that emphasises outdoor living on the extensive aft decks, and there is a large swimming pool on the main deck aft for guests to enjoy while berthed in city locations and while in transit. When not in use as a helipad, the bow of motor yacht POLLUX can be used for sunbathing or for outdoor exercise.

Luxury yacht POLLUX - Profile

Luxury yacht POLLUX – Profile

“Our ambition was a design that drew on the AMELS DNA and heritage, but didn’t simply reproduce existing details,” H2 Yacht Design Director Jonny Horsfield commented. “We have looked forward to the future design direction of the AMELS fleet, whilst maintaining a timeless look that captures the pinnacle of AMELS yacht building.”

M/Y POLLUX from Amels - Swim platform

M/Y POLLUX from Amels – Swim platform

The svelte exterior of luxury yacht POLLUX is produced by uninterrupted line that give the decks the appearance of floating bands. A contrasting paint scheme of pale metallic silver against gloss black ensures that she is equally at ease with attending formal events as lively parties in such destinations as the Balearic Islands or the Dalmatian Coast. Once built, the 4,750 Gross Tonnage superyacht will have 7 decks and is expected to be Passenger Yacht Code compliant.

“Our top team of yacht building experts has long experience collaborating with world-renowned designers and architects,” AMELS Design Manager Hans Konings commented. “We have a deep understanding of shipbuilding and our strong connections with classification societies and flag states. However you imagine your AMELS Full Custom yacht, you can be sure of the most advanced design and engineering with the absolute highest AMELS quality.”

Luxury yacht POLLUX concept - Aft deck amenities

Luxury yacht POLLUX concept – Aft deck amenities

One of the crowning features of the design is the sundeck, where up to 20 guests can enjoy incredible panoramic views from the alfresco lounge complete with firepit for bracing spring and autumn nights, plus a pool to cool off in during the hottest days of the year.

The concept will be available to view as a 2-metre scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September).

Aerial view of Motor yacht POLLUX concept from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Aerial view of Motor yacht POLLUX concept from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Specifications:

  • Build AMELS Full Custom
  • Designer exterior H2 Yacht Design
  • Naval architecture AMELS
  • Length overall 111.70 metres (366 ft)
  • Length waterline 101.00 metres (331 ft)
  • Beam (midships) 16.10 metres (52 ft)
  • Depth (midships) 8.10 metres (27 ft)
  • Draught (full load) 4.30 metres (14 ft)
  • Displacement 4,000 tonnes
  • Guests 20
  • Crew 47 + Captain
  • Speed (Maximum) 17 knots
  • Speed (Cruising) 13 knots
  • Range @13 knots 6,000 nautical miles
  • Gross Tonnage 4,750 GT

Resounding success for Azimut and Ferretti Group at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The results of the World Yachts Trophies 2017 have been announced on the penultimate day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, and both Azimut and Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Custom Line) have received numerous accolades for this year’s builds, earning 4 awards and five awards respectively.

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Held at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, the glamorous evening celebrated the most innovative, high quality, high performance luxury yachts to enter the market over the 2016/2017 period.

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

In addition to the 4 awards won by Azimut, they also received a special acknowledgement for their continued attendance from the inaugural Cannes Yachting Festival held 40 years before.

Ferretti Group in particular has much to celebrate, putting in an impressive turnout of 24 models from 8-37 metres in length at the Cannes Yachting Festival and taking Best Shipyard of the Year along with 4 other awards.

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

Results:

Best Shipyard of the Year – Ferretti Group

Most Innovative: Up to 24m – Absolute Yachts (Navetta 73)

Most Achieved: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 27 Metri)

Most Achieved: 50-80ft Riva/Ferretti Group(50-80ft – Riva 56′ Rivale)

Best Technology Evolution – Azimut (Azimut S7)

Best Interior Design: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 35 Metri)

Best Interior Design: 50-80ft – Ferretti Yachts/Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts 780)

Best Layout: 164-270ftCRN/Ferretti Group (Cloud 9)

Best Layout: 50-80ft – Azimut (Azimut 60)

Best Exterior Design: 80-125ftCustom Line/Ferretti Group (Custom Line Navetta 33)

Best Exterior Design: 50-80ftFairline Yachts (Targa 63 GTO)

Sanlorenzo unveils new crossover yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 27m/89ft SX88 from Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta has been unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Completed over the weekend and presented to the media before her public debut, the SX88 combines the best features and performance of an explorer yacht and a flybridge yacht.

Luxury yacht SX88 - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SX88 – Built by Sanlorenzo

“A shipyard must have courage to make a product like this,” said Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo CEO Massimo Perotti. “We wanted to invent a product for people who love boating, who love to be close to the sea — it is a little revolution.”

Officina Italiana Design completed the exterior design which features unique elements, including a reverse angled windshield and an open transom for loading a 4.5m tender and jet ski onto the 30m bathing platform using a davit crane.

The skylounge has extensive 4 metre windows that can be lowered completely, while the windshield shelters the helm position up front. A unique feature of the SX88, there is no wheelhouse and guests can move from the cockpit to the salon. The XS88 is capable of a top speed of 23 knots powered by a Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050 poddrive propulsion system and nine hulls have already been sold ahead of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Sanlorenzo will be present throughout the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 12th to the 17th and visitors can view the SX88 throughout the event.

5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

Nuvolari-Lenard designed MCY 96 to be unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival

September 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The MCY 96 superyacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard for Monte Carlo Yachts will be on display at three yacht shows this autumn: the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Genoa International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show.

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Fitting between the multi-award-winning 105 and the popular 86 superyachts in terms of scale, Nuvolari-Lenard was challenged with creating a fresh idea for the appearance and layout of the MCY 96. The latest hull is the seventh model from Monte Carlo Yachts and Nuvolari-Lenard collaborations, with the latter producing a cohesive interior and exterior style while the yard worked on her naval architecture and engineering.

Motor yacht MCY 96 - Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Motor yacht MCY 96 – Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

“Through the MCY 96, we sought to identify a common thread that links all of our Monte Carlo Yachts models, so they would be identifiable as a family, regardless of the overt style and technicalities,” said Carlo Nuvolari of Nuvolari-Lenard.

“That common thread was beauty, and the sensation felt by those who see the yachts and cannot forget them. Beauty is found in balanced design and harmony in proportions, not aggressive lines or those that merely suggest speed. Beauty is never restricted by the narrow rules of architecture and design, but it is found in the feelings of those who experience something that we have designed.”

Luxury yacht MCY 96 - Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Luxury yacht MCY 96 – Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Described by Monte Carlo Yachts as “a symbol of the company’s vision and strategy for the future”, the MCY 96 features high bulwarks, and bright interiors from the application of floor-to-ceiling windows, side balconies and skylights to create a greater connection with the outside world.

MCY 96 - Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Future MCY owners have the choice of 6 internal layouts with greater customisation available on request. The Owner’s suite is placed upon the main deck, where there is a spacious main lounge that leads onto the aft deck where guests can watch the changing landscape from the seating on the stern. Alternatively, the bow holds two lounge areas and a generous sunpad for making the most of peaceful sunny days.

MCY 96 - Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Four further guest cabins of equal size are located on the lower deck. Forward of the guest accommodation, there is a crew area which consists of a galley and accommodation for up to 6 crew members.

Superyacht MCY 96 - Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96 – Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

See the MCY superyacht up close when she makes her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival on the 12th-17th of September, after which she will attend the Genoa International Boat Show (21-26 September) then the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September) to end the season.

Amels and Damen to display four superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Amels has announced that it will be showcasing 74m/243ft superyacht NEW SECRET at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Few details have been released about the interior layout and amenities of the luxury yacht, which will be one of the largest on display at the event. Exterior designer Tim Heywood was responsible for the outer living spaces aboard NEW SECRET, while the interior is the work of the owner’s requested designer, Winch Design.

Amels superyacht LILI - Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

Amels superyacht LILI – Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

55m/180ft M/Y LILI will also be on show, having recently entered the charter market in the Mediterranean in time for the peak summer season.

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Damen will also be in attendance with support vessels 55m/180ft NEW FRONTIERS and 70m/277ft GAME CHANGER, which were launched earlier in the year.

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

The Monaco Yacht Show will take place from the 27th-30th of September and marks the end of the summer yachting season.

Phuket preparing for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup at SALA Resort

September 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Preparations are already underway for the 17th edition of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup, which will take part at the exclusive SALA Phuket Resort within the lush Mai Khao Bay.

20 minutes from Phuket International Airport, the destination is perfectly nestled between other famous areas of natural beauty, including Phang Nga Bay.

The competitions draw in superyachts of all shapes and sizes, bringing together serious and casual racers and spectators for an extended weekend of exciting racing and beach-side parties. While the ASR Cup is the event’s most coveted prize, there is a Corinthian Class to allow everyone to enjoy a day out with fun and competition without the competitive atmosphere of the main event.

As an event designed for new racers and veterans alike, Captain Pascal Pellat-Finet of S/Y TIARA enthused after attending the last Rendezvous Cup:

“Fair sailing with great people – an event not to miss”.

Pool at the SALA Resort, Phuket

Pool at the SALA Resort, Phuket

The hosting SALA Resort will provide participating guests with exceptional luxury services throughout the competition: SALA’s Group Director of Business Development, Mr Nicolas Reschke, and Regional General Manager, Mr Jon Ashenden, commented: “Following our successful partnership last year, we are delighted to support the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous once again this year to create a memorable experience for all the attending superyacht owners, captains, crew and VIP guests.

“Not only does this unique event associate the SALA brand with the luxury leisure sector, it also helps shine the light on Mai Khao beach as a stunning tropical destination for visitors arriving by land or sea,” continued Mr Reschke. “The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous has strong synergy with SALA Phuket as we strive to offer our guests an exclusive, personalised experience with plenty of opportunities for fun exploration and inspiring adventures.”

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup - Onboard reception

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup – Onboard reception

“As always, the ASR Cup is a fantastic chance to either market your boat with international media covering the event, or just to have some fun with friends old and new on the beautiful Phuket coastline,” Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup Organiser, Gordon Fernandes, stated. “Yachts will be given valuable exposure, while owners’ privacy will be respected at all times. We look forward to welcoming all to the largest on-water gathering of superyachts in Asia.”

The 17th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will take place at the SALA Resort in Phuket, Thailand, from the 18th-21st January 2018.

10 unmissable superyachts launched in 2017 attending the Monaco Yacht Show

August 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

With the end of September comes the end of the summer yacht season, marked by the spectacular Monaco Yacht Show where renowned yacht builders from across the world gather to display their latest and greatest luxury yacht builds.

Preliminary attendance has been announced and among the 125 unique superyachts are some of the most impressive and closely guarded builds of 2017: Both sailing yachts and motor yachts will be present at the Port Hercules event, and these top 10 luxury yachts over 30m/98ft are some of the most anticipated in recent years:

1. Andiamo – Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO - Built by Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO – Built by Baglietto

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO was launched in June and built for a Mexican owner and features the architecture of Margherita Casprini and an interior and exterior from Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Of the 350m² living spaces on board, the sundeck comprises an impressive 140m² with an infinity pool, an alfresco dining area serviced by a barbeque grill and bar, plus plenty of forward sunbathing.

The interiors are styled in lacquered ebony and onyx for a truly opulent environment, within which there is a cinema on the upper deck with two side terraces for spectacular views and increased indoor-outdoor flow.

2. Nerissa – Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA - Built by Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA – Built by Bilgin Yachts

The first hull in the Bilgin 156 series from Bilgin Yachts, superyacht NERISSA has a full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was completed following 23 months of construction. This 48m/156ft tri-deck yacht features the naval architecture of Unique Yacht Design and the interior styling talents of H2 Yacht Design.

Luxury yacht NERISSA does not yet have an owner and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show to the press and to potential buyers.

3. Areti – Lurssen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit - Tom van Oossanen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit – Tom van Oossanen

Known as PROJECT SASHA up until her launch, 85m/280ft luxury yacht ARETI has been one of Lurssen‘s most secretive builds and features an interior and exterior by Winch Design.

Created for entertaining and relaxation throughout the journey, up to 18 guests will be treated to an impressive array of on board amenities that include a plunge pool, hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi pool as well as a spacious beach club with spa facilities for unwinding close to the water.

4. Seven – Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

60m/196ft aluminium Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) was announced in 2014 and launched in August 2017 under the name of SEVEN. Ron Holland designed her naval architecture, while Dante O. Benini & Partners completed her interior and exterior styling.

Following other 60m/196ft luxury yachts SEAHAWK and PERSEUS^3, she is expected to combine the same high performance with Perini Navi quality, efficiency and style. More details on this closely guarded build are expected to be released at the Monaco Yacht Show.

5. Cloud 9 – CRN Shipyard

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

Launched at the start of 2017, CRN superyacht CLOUD 9 soon after joined the charter market in the Mediterranean where she remains open for the remainder of the summer season. Zuccon created her exterior styling while Winch Design created her bright and airy beach house environment.

At 74m/242ft, this beautifully styled motor yacht has ensured that every space is efficiently used to include as many amenities as possible, and charter guests can expect to find a 12m pool on the main deck, spa therapy facilities, a spacious beach club, a helipad and a wealth of the latest water toys to complement her PADI Dive Centre status.

“With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

“To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

6. Cyclone – Tansu

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

The strong naval design that has long been associated with the Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts is unmistakable in its flagship: 43.4m/143ft luxury yacht CYCLONE.

Within her deceptive exterior is a lavish environment that features a 3m tall library created by Diana Yacht Design, while also sleeping 8 guests over 4 cabins.

7. Home – Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht HOME - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht HOME – Built by Heesen

Attracting attention for more than one reason, Heesen Yachts‘s 50m/164ft is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) motor yacht with hybrid propulsion. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto created her sleek exterior profile and interior living spaces respectively, based on contemporary design trends that use a monochrome palette and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise views and naturally lit rooms.

8. Pink Gin VI – Baltic Yachts

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Hailed as the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, sailing yacht PINK GIN VI will be unmissable at the Monaco Yacht Show with her bright fuchsia sail. The 54m/177ft silvery-white hull is a design by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk and Design Unlimited created her indoor living spaces, which play with texture to create eye-catching details. Among her features are two topside opening balconies, providing a greater connection to the sea and the nearby landscapes.

9. Seven Sins – Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SEVEN SINS - Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit - Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht SEVEN SINS – Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit – Guillaume Plisson

The new flagship and first in the 52Steel line of superyachts for Sanlorenzo, 52m/171ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS uses shape and texture within her minimalist design to create a sophisticated environment. One of her most striking features is a glass-bottomed pool that allows light through into the beach club below. In addition, the port and starboard beach club bulwarks fold down to form a large sunning space close to the water – perfect for drying off after trying out the amazing variety of water toys.

Available for charter in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is the perfect platform to showcase her impressive design and features to potential charter guests and future owners of the 52Steel series.

10. Soprano – Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO - Built by Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO – Built by Hakvoort

Combining classic design features with modern design aesthetic, luxury yacht SOPRANO is a traditionally styled superyacht with all the benefits of cutting-edge 21st Century technology. Using mahogany, white lacquer and limestone, this exceptional 38m/126ft motor yacht offers stylish and laid-back interiors while the exterior has plenty of relaxation areas for 8 charter guests.

A PADI Certified Dive Centre, motor yacht SOPRANO offers everyone on board the chance to comprehensively explore a destination, and she is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special mentions

PLVS VLTRA – Amels

ILUMEN and KALLIENTE – Dominator

JUBILEE – Oceanco

AQUARIUSFeadship

AURORA – Rossinavi

DELTA ONE – Mulder Shipyard

ELSEACerri Cantieri Navali (CCN)

ENDEAVOUR IIRossinavi

GTT115Dynamiq

MAJESTY 100 – Majesty Yachts

MANGUSTA 165 E & MANGUSTA OCEANO 42Mangusta Yachts

MCY105Monte Carlo Yachts

NEW FRONTIERS – Damen Yachts

SORCERESSSouthern Wind

VERTIGETankoa Yachts

WHITE DREAM – Princess Yachts Monaco

With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

Dynamiq to attend Monaco Yacht Show and sponsor MYC sailing team Malizia

August 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dynamiq is to present the Granturismo GTT 115 at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, running from the 27th to the 30th of September. Progress has been steady on the build since the keel laying ceremony earlier this year and her official launch is due to take place shortly before the show.

Pierre Casiraghi completed the coin welding at the keel laying ceremony for the Dynamiq GTT 115 earlier this year

Pierre Casiraghi completed the coin welding at the keel laying ceremony for the Dynamiq GTT 115 earlier this year

The second superyacht from Dynamiq, the GTT 115 was designed by naval architecture firm Vripack and Studio F.A. Porsche completed her interior and exterior styling. Built to RINA classification and MCA compliant, she uses two 1,650hp MAN V12 diesel engines for a range of 3,400 nautical miles while cruising and reaches a top speed of 21 knots.

Dynamiq have become official sponsors of Yacht Club de Monaco sailing team Malizia

Dynamiq have become official sponsors of Yacht Club de Monaco sailing team Malizia

The Dynamiq team has also become an official sponsor of the Yacht Club de Monaco Malizia team, skippered by royal family member and active Dynamiq supporter Pierre Casiraghi, who is also vice president of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Together with YCM General Secretary Bernard d’Alessandri, he attended the keel laying of the Dynamiq GTT 115.

“Dynamiq has a strong sailing spirit and supports innovation in the world’s most thrilling sailing regattas, both in its hometown of Monte Carlo and globally,” commented Sergei Dobroserdov, founder and CEO of Dynamiq. “Our sponsorship of the Malizia team is just the latest example of our close relationship with the Yacht Club de Monaco and Pierre Casiraghi, who share our passion for bench-marking innovation and performance.”

Superyacht Cloud 9 to be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show

August 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Luxury yacht CLOUD 9 from CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 will make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image courtesy of CRN Yachts

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 will make her public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Image courtesy of CRN Yachts

Featuring the naval architecture of Zuccon and the interior and exterior styling of Winch Design, the 74m/243ft motor yacht was delivered in spring following its launch in January.

With a beam of 13.5m/44ft, the expansive lounges and deck spaces are ideal for hosting special events, while the accommodation sleep up to 16 guests or a maximum of 12 while on a charter. The crew quarters are designed for up to 22 crew members, while there are a further two cabins for staff members. Among the facilities across the 5 decks is a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, spa facilities, a helipad and an indoor and outdoor cinema.

View motor yacht CLOUD 9 at the Monaco Yacht Show this September from the 27th-30th.