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Motor Yacht of the Year: Lurssen 156m Dilbar

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

We applaud the triumph of Lurssen Yachts, as the 156m Mega Yacht Dilbar receives the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards. The authorities of Boat International Media held the event this year in Florence, Italy. Perhaps, the most important event in the industry, WSA attracted the elite of the yachting world anticipated decisions of the judges selecting the best of the best yachts delivered in 2016. You can view the full list of the winners here.

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar. Photo credit Chris Suffeleers

Dilbar also won in her category for “Displacement Motoryacht 3,000 GT and Above”. “One of the most complex and challenging yachts to be built”, as the judges described her, Dilbar is officially largest superyacht in the world in terms of gross tonnage. According to Lurssen, Dilbar’s gross tonnage is 15,917 tonnes, while her owner/guest area is of a very impressive size of 3,800 sqm.

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Dilbar. Photo credit Jeff Brown

The exterior design of the magnificent 156m Dilbar is a courtesy of Espen Oeino, while her interior design is by Winch Design.

Below are some of the best shots of the “Motor Yacht of the Year” – Dilbar:

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

Dilbar. Photo credit T. Kruse-Heidler

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

Dilbar. Photo credit Yvan Grubski

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

World Superyacht Awards. Boat International Media

Dilbar is currently in the Mediterranean and will stay there for the summer. Stay tuned, as there will be incredible photos of this mega yacht in Monaco, Italy, France and other destinations.

The World Superyacht Awards 2017: The Winners

May 15, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The World Superyacht Awards is a fantastic annual event held to acknowledge and honour the best luxury yachts on the planet. This year the ceremony took place at the Palazzo Vecchio in Italy on the 13th of May. The superyacht owners and industry leaders participated in the event filled with excitement and thrill to find out the names of the best superyachts launched throughout 2016. Here are the winners.

Sailing Yacht of the Year:

70m sailing yacht SYBARIS

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Perini Navi Sailing Yacht Sybaris

 Motor Yacht of the Year:

156m motor yacht DILBAR

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

Mega Yacht Dilbar. Photo via @boss_yachting

 Voyager’s Award:

49m Motor Yacht GLAZE

M/Y Glaze

M/Y Glaze

Refitted Yachts:

85m Motor Yacht AQUILA 

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Motor yacht Aquila. Photo by Rupert Pearce

Rebuild Yachts:

77.40m Motor Yacht LEGEND

Luxury motor yacht Legend was announced the best superyacht in the Rebuild category. After an extensive refit by ICON Yachts, Legend is looking stunning, offering her charter guests opulent amenities and lavish accommodation for 26 guests in 13 cabins. Legend is available for charters from EUR 460,000 per week plus expenses. She carries plenty of water toys, including a submarine, and can cruise literally anywhere int the world.

LEGEND superyacht - photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

LEGEND superyacht – photo courtesy of Diana Yacht Design

Sailing yachts 30m to 39.90m:

36.60m sailing Yacht MY SONG

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yacht My Song

Sailing Yachts 40m and Above:

70m sailing Yacht SYBARIS

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Sailing Yacht Sybaris

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 30m to 33.9m:

32.26m motor Yacht BOTTI

The beautiful 32.26m superyacht Botti was designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard and built by Monte Carlo Yachts. This two-deck planing luxury vessel can reach a top speed of 28 knots. She features plenty of space for socialising and recreation, including a large bathing platform, a cinema, dining and lounging areas.

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

M/Y Botti. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 34m to 39.9m:

35.20m motor yacht GIPSY

Motor yacht Gipsy

Motor yacht Gipsy

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 40m to 49.9m:

45m motor yacht AMORE MIO

Superyacht Amore Mio

Superyacht Amore Mio

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts 50m and Above:

70m motor yacht GALACTICA SUPERNOVA

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Guillaume Plisson

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500 GT – 30m to 42.9m:

42.20 motor yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Motor Yacht X

Displacement Motor Yachts Below 500GT 43m and Above:

46m motor yacht LA PASSION

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

M/Y La Passion. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 500GT and 1,499GT:

70 motor yacht JOY

One of the finest superyachts in the world of charter yachts, Joy boasts exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and interior design by Studio Indigo. Joy offers ample exterior spaces and an incredible “closer-to-the-sea” cruising experience. She was launched by Feadship last year, and it took her very little time to become the charterer’s favourite.

 Superyacht Joy on her sea trial - image copyright Feadship


Superyacht Joy on her sea trial – image copyright Feadship

Displacement Motor Yachts Between 1,500 GT and 2,999GT:

72.50m motor yacht CLOUDBREAK

Designed by acclaimed Espen Oeino and built by Abeking & Rasmussen, motor yacht Cloubreak also has the title of one of the most significant explorer yachts worldwide. Her total gross tonnage of over 2,200 tonnes and huge interior volumes allow for superb luxury amenities. Cloubreak takes her charter guests to the most remote and spectacular locations on the planet. To find out more about locations, rates and availability, please contact our charter brokers.

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Cloudbreak. Photo credit Anoldent

Displacement Motor Yachts 3,000 GT and Above:

156m Motor yacht DILBAR

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Dilbar. Photo via @superyachts_gibraltar

Judges’ Special Award for Quality & Value:

33.40m motor yacht NARVALO

Cantiere delle Marche motor yacht Narvalo was acknowledged for her great design, quality and price, and was named a perfect example of a ‘pocket explorer yacht’. Narvalo is a fantastic superyacht for cruising in the shallow waters of the Caribbean that also stands out with her excellent features of an explorer vessel. Spacious interior spaces, long range, seaworthiness and toys and tenders storage space make this 33.40m yacht one of the nicest charter yachts.

M/Y Narvalo

M/Y Narvalo

 Judges’ Special Award for Achievement -

50m motor yacht CHASSEUR

The award winner motor yacht Chasseur was named one of the best vessel launched by Christensen Shipyard. The judges acknowledged that Chasseur was built during the difficult times and marked the reopening of the yard. Chasseur boasts slim exterior lines with timeless design and offers airy and bright exterior spaces. This 50m charter vessel is available in various parts of the world.

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

M/Y Chasseur. Photo credit mychassuer.com

Judges’ Special Award for Outstanding video:

43m motor yacht LATITUDE

With a help of drones Anil Thadani, the owner of the superyacht, produced a fantastic video of Latitude’s journey in the icy waters of the Svalbard Archipelago. You can watch the video below:

Legacy Award:

Alex Dreyfoos

If you would like to find out more about luxury charter superyachts please do not hesitate to contact our friendly brokers.

First Edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendezvous is coming to Italy

May 10, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The first edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendezvous is coming to Viareggio. The event will take place from 11 to 14 May 2017, with over 20,000-30,000 visitors and more than 60 yachts on display. Dedicated to the nautical industry and building awareness of the potential of the high-end yachting in Tuscany and Versilia, the first edition is expected to be very successful. The Italian lifestyle, the natural beauty, art and hospitality add to the chic of the upcoming event, where the guests will enjoy the sunshine and celebrate in style. The Versilia Yachting Rendezvous will include events planned inside and outside the main event. Not only that but there will also be four main themes developed each day of the festival: design, gastronomic, art and fashion. Since some of the popular and new superyachts are expected at the festival, we highly recommend you see these amazing boats:

Versilia - Viareggio. Flickr/Deeetail

Versilia – Viareggio. Flickr/Deeetail

Atlante | CRN | 55m | 2015

The multiple-award winning superyacht Atlante was built by the well-known Italian shipbuilder CRN. Her masculine and aggressive exterior design is head-spinning. Constructed to provide maximum comfort onboard, Atlante’s lower deck features sunbathing area, Turkish bath, fitness area with Technogym equipment, home theatre and spacious entertainment area. Atlante accommodates 12 guests and 13 crew members.

CRN M/Y Atlante 55m

CRN M/Y Atlante 55m

Lucky Me | Baglietto | 46m | 2016

Opulent motor yacht Lucky Me was launched last year but has already become the yacht enthusiasts’ favourite. She was designed inside and out by bespoke Francesco Paszkowski. Her exterior is head-turning, and the interior is sophisticated and tasteful. Lucky Me boasts extensive outdoor areas, which create “close-to-the-sea” experience. Five guest cabins accommodate 2 in complete luxury.

Motor Yacht Lucky Me

Motor Yacht Lucky Me

Motor Yacht Crystal 140 | Benetti | 42m | 2017

Benetti Crystal 140 superyachts represent the semi-custom line of the Benetti Class series. This is a spacious vessel with a great layout and excellent outdoor spaces for entertainment and socialising. Measuring 42m metres, this luxury yacht has a beam of 9 metres and boasts luxury entertainment and relaxation areas. Accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests in 5 cabins.

Benetti Crystal 140

Benetti Crystal 140

Vivace 125 – Skyler | Benetti | 38m | 2017

Motor yacht Skyler is a brand new luxury vessel, designed by Stefano Righini for Benetti. At 38 metre Skyler features a beam of 8.23 metre, three decks and a superyacht sun deck. Her accommodation layout includes four cabins for eight guests, assisted by a crew of 7.

Benetti Vivace 125. Photo credit Quin Bisset

Benetti Vivace 125. Photo credit Quin Bisset

Pachamama | Baglietto | 43m | 2015

Also designed by Francesco Pazkowski and built by Baglietto, motor yacht Pachamama is a beautiful 43-metre planing vessel. She can achieve an impressive top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots. Pachamama sleeps ten guests in 5 cabins. Her outdoor living areas boast plenty of space for sunbathing in the Italian sun and relaxation in Jacuzzi.

43m FAST Superyacht PACHAMAMA

43m FAST Superyacht PACHAMAMA

Sanlorenzo SD112 | Sanlorenzo | 34m | 2017

New Sanlorenzo superyacht from the SD112 series is expected to make an appearance at the event this May. Sanlorenzo is known for collaborating with contemporary interior design brands to create immaculate interior decor. Superyachts from the SD112 series are not exceptions. They feature elegance and timeless style to provide total comfort for ten guests aboard.

SD 112 Sanlorenzo motor yacht

SD 112 Sanlorenzo motor yacht

Solleone | Nautor’s Swan | 35m | 2015

Sailing yacht Solleone was launched in 2015 by Nautor’s Swan. This gracious 35m charter yacht offers a luxury vacation for ten guests. Excellent performance capabilities allow Solleone to cruise for long distances. She will be available for charters this summer in the Western Mediterranean, including Naples, Sicily, Riviera, Sardinia and Corsica. Secure this beautiful sailing yacht now from EUR80,000 per week plus expenses.

Swan 115 Solleone

Swan 115 Solleone

If you are interested in chartering a luxury yacht in Italy in summer please do not hesitate to contact out charter brokers for a professional service and unbiased opinion.
You can view charter yacht available in the Mediterranean this summer here.

ERA 80 Superyacht: A unique Superyacht charter opportunity identified by Ricky Smith Designs

April 19, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Superyacht charter business in the South Pacific remains a largely untouched potential market. Asian, Indian and Arabic investment in Australia has increased dynamically to a point where corporate headquarters and large regional facilities are not being located in the eastern and southern states. The Queensland State Government, as well as the Prime Minister, have both visited India in the past month with large government and corporate delegations courting massive industrial companies to invest in the mineral industry.

80m ERA motor yacht concept by Ricky Smith Designs

80m ERA motor yacht concept by Ricky Smith Designs

Available Superyacht charters located in the South Pacific in relative proximity of the ring of untouched paradises like Solomon IslandsVanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, Tonga, American Samoa, Bora Bora and even Tahiti which are capable of servicing 20 plus guests are few by comparison with the heavily populated Mediterranean and Caribbean charter markets.

Tourism is the second largest industry in Australia with natural, deep water harbours which are positioned along the east coast and are accessible by superyachts.

The Queensland government are processing amendments to their customs regulations to allow local customs clearance rather than purely at state capital locations. This is an important hurdle which has caused problems for visitors who have wanted to visit the ultimate east coast tourist spots of The Gold Coast, Whitsundays, and Townsville which are all regionally located.

Ultra-luxurious interior spaces aboard the 80m ERA by Ricky Smith Designs - Panorama Lounge Main deck aft

Ultra-luxurious interior spaces aboard the 80m ERA by Ricky Smith Designs – Panorama Lounge Main deck aft

In preparation for the change in the laws Gold Coast City Marina with its massive infrastructure has invested in extensive deep water dredging and added new docks with powering options suitable to accommodate Superyachts.

ERA is an eighty-meter superyacht which combines the level of sophistication and tailored luxury the owner’s desire for extended cruising, with integrated design flexibility to allow the interiors to transform to suit commercial charters or become a corporate workhorse at any time.

“Superyacht ERA design breaks new ground for owners and their corporate and charter market opportunities.”

Much of the design development of ERA was driven by an emerging market for larger and faster charter vessels. Much of the early design development was driven to create not just another expedition yacht with a luxurious interior, but to offer a design which incorporates innovations which bring commercial advantage to the operation and design aspects of the yacht.

Beautiful Owners Suite with luxurious materials and furnishings - ERA superyacht by Ricky Smith Designs

Beautiful Owners Suite in Penthouse with luxurious materials and furnishings – ERA superyacht by Ricky Smith Designs

ERA incorporated the innovative hull form Stuart Friezer Marine Naval Architects (Denmark) which independent tank testing has proven to dramatically reduce in- water resistance and offer “dual speed” cruising where the vessel can cruise economically at higher than standard speeds, while also able to reach sprint speeds when, and if desired or needed. Fuel saving hull design plus integrated solar panels all make operating more sustainable and profitable.

While the hull and superstructure are fabricated in aluminium, the interior structure incorporates carbon fibre truss structure, beams, angles, and channels for structural reinforcement and honeycomb carbon fibre sandwich panels for strength and weight control. Technology is moving forward and improving methods of weight control for superyacht interiors. Exotic marble granite and onyx are cut down to 10 mm ultra-thin slabs without losing strength. Floor to ceiling art- deco lights house the structural compression posts. The coffered veneered bulkheads house service ducts, cable trays, media infrastructure and lighting.

“The end results are light-filled uncluttered spaces with an improved vision both internally as well as outwardly.”

Transformable space design

The SFM hull form is purposefully designed to have no tumblehome up to the bulwark on the main deck over the main sections of the hull. The fabrication timeframe is dramatically reduced for a vessel of this size while allowing the interior spaces to be fabricated accurately offsite at the same time. This method was incorporated in the interior design construction method of the interior of Ulysses (Trinity Yachts) where the interior was pre-built, shipped and installed in 10 months.

The Main deck social areas comprise 7 separate spaces; Foyer vestibule, Dining room, Mid Reception lounge, port and starboard entry vestibules, Formal Panorama Reception and the aft deck areas.

Slide the aft facing glass doors away and the Formal Panorama Reception opens onto the aft deck and pool terrace for private cocktail parties at sunset, alternatively, push away the forward-facing curved glass walls and space increases massively into the Mid Reception lounge. Open the black chrome framed doors to the dining room, Foyer vestibule and the reception lounge is complete. With the interior and exteriors partitions opened, ERA offers an unprecedented 225 square metres of available space.

Building ERA

ERA can be fabricated in Australia, Asia, or Europe.

Construction is in Aluminium with the unique integrated Sky-roof bimini shaped in GRP.

Length 80 metres

Beam 13 metres

20 guests 10 staterooms

24 crew 12 cabins

Hull and superstructure Aluminium

Propulsion Azipods with bow thruster

Max speed 25 knots

 

Article supplied by Ricky Smith Designs

International SeaKeepers Society to honour Bermuda scientists at annual event

April 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

On Thursday the 22nd of June, the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute will become the venue for the International SeaKeepers Society event ‘SeaKeepers Bermuda 2017′, where local individuals will be honoured for their endeavours into ocean conservation and research. The event is to take place during the annual America’s Cup, which will be held in Bermuda from the 26th of May until the 27th of June.

Wendy Schmidt - SeaKeeper of the Year 2017

Wendy Schmidt – SeaKeeper of the Year 2017

The International SeaKeepers Society has received long-running support from the yachting industry and the not-for-profit organisation works in partnership with the Discovery yachts program to conduct research and educate on maintaining and improving the world’s oceans. Previous projects include studies into drift cards, coral bio-erosion and shark tagging.

The evening will focus on the recent work of the society and the research results gained from the international fleet of Discovery yachts. Bermudans Philippe Max Rouja, Judy Clee, Chris Flook, and John Paul Skinner will also receive recognition for their efforts in educating on and combating current issues affecting oceanic health. Most notably, Wendy Schmidt, Founder and Vice President of the Schmidt Ocean Institute to further oceanic research, knowledge and discovery, will be honoured as 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year.

Spanish Point Bermuda - Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Spanish Point Bermuda – Photo credit Bermuda Tourism Authority

Year-round sunshine makes Bermuda a viable destination for any season, and the Overseas British Territory is increasingly opening up as a superyacht destination as holidaymakers expand beyond the traditional winter charter grounds of the Caribbean and Bahamas. Attend the America’s Cup on a luxury charter yacht and discover the pristine beauty of the pink sand beaches, historic landmarks and easygoing culture.

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

Exclusive Dubai TV interview with Josh Burdett, luxury yacht broker for CharterWorld

March 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Josh Burdett, a London-based luxury yacht broker for CharterWorld, appeared on Dubai TV to speak on the trends of Arab clients following the 25th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, which ran from the 27th of February until the 3rd of March.

Photo credit to Dubai International Boat Show

Photo credit to Dubai International Boat Show

Water toys were a prominent and popular subject at the Dubai International Boat Show, where everything was showcased from the latest Seabobs and submarines to the dolphin-like Seabreacher. This is reflected in Middle Eastern clients’ desire for charter yachts with a comprehensive selection of water toys, especially unusual and new toys that push the boundaries of exploration and excitement.

The Dubai International Boat Show reported excellent luxury yacht sales for both local and international brands, with Gulf Craft announcing the sale of its Majesty 135 on the first day of the event and Princess Yachts noting an increase in sales and leads in an industry going from strength to strength. This statement was echoed by Josh Burdett during his interview, who found from his own experience that corporate yacht charters were not hampered by the economic downturn, but the number of charter yachts available in the Middle Eastern region for the provided dates.

With the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix, a large number of luxury yacht charters in the Western Mediterranean are expected to be by Arab family groups and corporate groups, chartering yachts from 25m up to 100m+ mega yachts. Summer high season prices range from €50,000 per week up into the millions of Euros to reflect the size of the yacht and the facilities available on board.

Josh Burdett has over 12 years’ experience as a yacht charter broker, catering to the exceptional standards and cultural requirements that his Arab clients expect.

Find out more about luxury charters catering to the needs of Arab clientele, the preferred charter destinations and the likely impact of developing Dubai Harbour watching the video below:

 

88m Feadship: the latest superyacht to switch to Seahub

March 13, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Hunter Oceanic is excited to announce the recent completion of a fully supported deployment of Seahub onboard an 88m Feadship in Miami, Florida. The deployment involved a complete migration of 6 years’ worth of data from an existing system to the newly released Seahub platform.  

Installing Seahub on 88m Feadship Superyacht - Image © Hunter Oceanic

Installing Seahub on 88m Feadship Superyacht – Image © Hunter Oceanic

Seahub was compared against other major providers in the market and the decision was made to go with the Australian product based on its ease of use and comprehensive support network. “We compared a number of products available on the market, but we were looking for a more highly supported platform,” says the Captain.

The data migration and account set up process was outsourced to the Seahub installation team. Technical Director, Matt Hyde spent three weeks onboard working closely with the engineering department to deliver a concise and comprehensive deployment and training package. “The migration involved 350 components, 1000 maintenance schedules, 2500 documents and over 3000 inventory Items,” says Hyde.

Hyde worked very closely with the Chief Engineer onboard, who has been using the original system for almost 6 years now. “When implementing a new planned maintenance system one of the most worrying things is the transfer of all previous information. Matt and his team made sure that the transition toSeahub was seamless” says the Chief Engineer.

Maintenance UI - Image © Hunter Oceanic

Maintenance UI – Image © Hunter Oceanic

During the deployment, direct feedback from the engineering team was welcomed and discussed amongst the Seahub team. Where fit, suggestions were implemented and this process is still continuing today. “Whilst bringing the system online they were open to our suggestions and I almost feel like we have a system that is tailor made to our needs,” says the Chief Engineer.

Extensive hands-on training was provided to all members of the engineering team and continued each day throughout the three-week site visit. “The training and support were very clear and concise. Matt was very knowledgeable about the system and was able to give the engineering team onboard a good understanding of the inner working of the system as well as helping us getting to grips with the practicality of everyday use. This hasn’t stopped since the system was handed over, the Seahub support team are available 24/7 for any advice and assistance that is required” says the Chief Engineer.

The immediate benefits of the platform were observed first hand by the installation team. “The previous system was only available on one computer, now all 4 engineers can log onto Seahub at the same time and work independently using the new planned maintenance system. I’m even seeing an iPad used now in the bilge managing stock control”.

This Feadship is just the latest vessel making the switch to the highly intuitive and easy to use platform for managing their day-to-day maintenance and inventories. The team at Hunter Oceanic strive to evolve Seahub to meet the industry needs and will continue this for years to come.

CharterWorld becomes Media Partner for the 25th Dubai International Boat Show

February 27, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

CharterWorld is delighted to announce that is has signed a media partnership agreement with the Dubai International Boat Show 2017.

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Dubairr’s boat show will take place from the 28th of February until the 4th of March and this 25th anniversary is promising to be the most impressive to date. Exhibitors from worldwide are busy preparing for the five-day event which will include renowned builder names, such as Feadship, AMELS, Mondomarine, Sunseeker and the UAE’s own Gulf Craft amongst others.

Dubai International Boat Show in the previous years

Dubai International Boat Show in the previous years

The event is expected to see the debut of a number of sports yachts as well as the launch of state-of-the-art marine equipment and water toys, further enhancing the modern charter experience whilst pressing ahead with environmental policies to reduce the ongoing impact of pollution on the world’s oceans and to improve current conditions.

CharterWorld is the world’s leading specialist in yacht charters, with brokers located across the globe to provide stellar services and match customers with their ideal luxury yacht and location for the ultimate charter experience. More information and additional press releases from CharterWorld will be available at the Media Partner stand throughout the Dubai International Boat Show.

Baglietto announces sale of the Baglietto 46m Fast motor yacht Lucky Me

February 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Italian shipyard Baglietto, which specialises in the construction of aluminium planing yachts from 35 to 50 metres, is pleased to announce the recent sale of their latest hull: the Baglietto 46m Fast.

The Baglietto 46m Fast - To be named LUCKY ME by her Mediterranean owner

The Baglietto 46m Fast – To be named LUCKY ME by her Mediterranean owner

The luxury yacht, which is to be named LUCKY ME by her Mediterranean owner, premiered at the Cannes and Monaco boat shows. Baglietto Managing Director Michele Gavino commented on the company’s latest achievement:

“We are particularly proud of this sale which comes from a professional effort of each single component of the Baglietto team, and it repays Baglietto for the courageous decision to build a brand new project completely on speculation. A tough challenge in terms of financial and technological commitment, including a new hull with no competition on the market and a revised layout.”

“[Creating the Baglietto 46m Fast was] a challenge awarded by the market’s positive response during the latest boat show season” Sales Director Alessandro Diomedi added, “and which finds confirmation in the owner’s choice not to make any change to the current layout”.

The strong, angular lines most noticeable along her bow and the solid graphite grey of the hull creates a powerful appearance. The exterior deck area is designed with family in mind and the upper aft deck is of considerable size even with a large table and dedicated sun bathing area. Francesco Paszkowski Design worked with architect Margherita Casprini to create the interiors, with rosewood flooring and accents throughout balancing the cool white of the ceilings and side panels to create a welcoming environment.

Capable of up to 26 knots, superyacht LUCKY ME lives up to her project name and also has a reduced draft of 2.1m/6.9ft for cruising in shallow waters, making her an ideal yacht for owners and guests who want to visit a large variety of locations in the Mediterranean on a tight schedule.