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CharterWorld appoints Nicolas Benazeth as Director of Charter

July 26, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

CharterWorld, specialising in luxury yacht charter holidays around the globe is excited to announce the appointment of Nicolas Benazeth as its Director of Charter. Nick has been promoted to the new position following six years as a senior charter broker within the company, taking on new and stimulating responsibilities, while continuing to attend to his ever expanding portfolio of established and new charter clients.

Nicolas Benazeth, Director of Charter, CharterWorld

Nicolas Benazeth, Director of Charter, CharterWorld

Nick Benazeth, CharterWorld’s new Director of Charter, comments, “I am delighted to take up this new position and look forward to the challenge. CharterWorld is a well-established and highly regarded company in the yachting industry and with steady growth that has been strengthening in recent years, it is an exciting time to be part of this rapidly expanding team of professionals. I look forward to continuing to build on our excellent client satisfaction record and ever improving customer service, while also further developing links and partnerships within the luxury industry.”

With over two decades of experience in the luxury tourism industry and having been born and raised on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Nick has always had a great passion for the sea and the outdoors. He is strategically based on the Cote D’Azur, between Monaco and Saint Tropez, offering him the possibility to stay in constant contact with many of the world’s best yachts and crew. Bilingual, speaking English and French, he has travelled to many corners of the world, attended numerous familiarisation trips and has assessed hundreds of luxury superyachts. His vast experience is a great asset to CharterWorld, where he will take on additional duties, including working in conjunction with CharterWorld’s Direction and Marketing Department developing and implementing new business strategies, while overseeing and offering support to our dedicated team of brokers.

“I am delighted to take up this new position and look forward to the challenge. CharterWorld is a well-established and highly regarded company in the yachting industry and with steady growth that has been strengthening in recent years, it is an exciting time to be part of this rapidly expanding team of professionals.” Nick Benazeth, Director of Charter 

The new appointment comes as part of CharterWorld’s current strategic developments which includes a number of new positions within the company and further exciting new changes to be unveiled in the upcoming months.

Reia Stannard, CharterWorld’s Director, comments, “As part of the new business development and various strategies we have been implementing in the recent months, one of our aims is to continue to improve the sales support we offer to our brokers and further enhance the exceptional services we endeavour to offer our clients. Our brokers are second to none when it comes to arranging and assisting with charter vacations.

We ensure that the super yachts we select are the absolute top in terms of quality, amenities and most importantly the crew on board; independently of who manages or owns the yacht. To ensure we continue offering exceptional service, we have decided to appoint a new Director of Charter – someone with vast industry experience, good relationships and dynamic ideas. We have decided that Nicolas is perfect for this role and are delighted that he has agreed to accept this promotion and take on the new challenge.”

HEESEN announced delivery of HOME – First FDHF Yacht with Hybrid Propulsion

July 04, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Heesen Yachts have announced the delivery of the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with hybrid propulsion to her owner. Previously known as Project NOVA, the 50-metre vessel HOME, constructed in aluminium and below 500GT with a shallow draft, has returned from her comprehensive sea trials and has been handed over to her owner on the 1st of June.

Superyacht HOME profile by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

Superyacht HOME profile by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

The results of the sea trials, which has taken place in the North Sea in calm sea conditions and waves of up to 0.5 metres with a light breeze, went very well, where HOME has overcome her contractual top speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional Diesel engine mode, but also in her hybrid silent cruising mode. HOME is also very quiet thanks to her two 127kW water-cooled DC electric shaft motors and exceeded the predicted 9knots with noise and vibration levels well below expected.

HOME by Heesen - aerial view - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen – aerial view – Photo Dick Holthuis

In addition, she is also fuel efficient, consuming 98 litres per hour (excluding generators) at 12knots, which is further reduced at 10knots in hybrid mode to amazing 45 litres per hour.

“Heesen is renowned for its meticulous attention to weight reduction and HOME is an effortless embodiment of this; being lighter than predicted, she is the perfect demonstration of Heesen’s signature capabilities.”

HOME by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME is fitted with two MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines of 600kW each; smaller than usually found on the yachts of these measurements, demonstrating the fact that the FDHF designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists and immaculately constructed by Heesen’s welders, is notably efficient. The yacht’s range has also been exceeded by 500 nautical miles, reaching impressive 4200 nautical miles at 12 knots, with only 45,000 litres of fuel.

HOME by Heesen Yachts - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen Yachts – Photo Dick Holthuis

Not only does she impress with her efficiency and performance, she is also a beauty, inside and out! Her striking profile has been created by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, incorporating a vertical bow, an impressive large fixed swim platform, wide sweeping stairs and huge windows. HOME’s interior is equally impressive and was designed by Cristiano Gatto in close collaboration with the owner. It is characterised by contemporary design based on a two-tone colour palette.

Luxury yacht HOME by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

Luxury yacht HOME by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

A sister ship to the M/Y HOME is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard and is available to purchase.

HOME will see her premiere at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September (27-30 September 2017).

Cantiere Delle Marche deliver 102’ Explorer Yacht GALEGO

July 03, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One more exciting news from Italy today, as Cantiere Delle Marche announce the delivery of the Explorer Yacht Darwin Class 102’ GALEGO, which will be officially presented at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival.

GALEGO yacht running

GALEGO yacht running

GALEGO Running aerial shoot

GALEGO Running aerial shoot

GALEGO is the latest explorer yacht constructed in steel and aluminium by the CDM shipyard, measuring 31 metres (102 feet) and has a GRT of 244. Boasting naval architecture by Hydro Tec, she represents the third vessel in the 102-foot Explorer series, following in the footsteps of ACALA and BABBO. The recent delivery underlines the success of these series, which was launched only six years ago.

GALEGO main saloon view from dining

GALEGO main saloon view from dining

The yacht will now cruise the Adriatic coast, exploring various destinations, culminating in Greece and Turkey, accommodating her owner and his large family, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean following the Cannes yacht show.

GALEGO main saloon details

GALEGO main saloon details

GALEO features some notable customisation including those in her design as well as in the functionality. One of the features is the extended height now measuring 2.18 metres, which included the extortion of the height of all doors and windows. The technical aspects of the yacht, however, have been left unchanged and include a 12mm steel hull cupronickel piping, independent rudders, automatic generator parallel (3 generators), electric fins stabilizers, as well as wastewater treatment systems for black, gray, and bilge waters that have been adapted from the world of work ships and designed to be used 24/365.

GALEGO accommodation owner suite

GALEGO accommodation owner suite

GALEGO owner stateroom

GALEGO owner stateroom

The layout of the garage has been customised to accommodate a great range of water toys, tenders as well as a diving centre.

GALEGO owner suite cabin and bathroom view

GALEGO owner suite cabin and bathroom view

GALEGO twin cabin

GALEGO twin cabin

The sun deck boasts a spacious lounge area with a large sofa and up/down tables, a fully-equipped bar and a comprehensive open-air gymnasium with a pool.

The interior designed by Arch. Pierluigi Floris is inviting and warm, featuring walkout wood tones combined with Poltrona Frau leathers, that cover 90% of the walls around the yacht. Classical style with modern touches is the main theme aboard, with such particularities as free standing furniture pieces by Minotti and Baxter.

GALEGO garage

GALEGO garage

The galley is also very spacious and light, with white furniture and stainless steel appliances, that include a blast chiller freezer, a water dispenser and a double wash area.

GALEGO engine room

GALEGO engine room

The wheelhouse of GALEO has been created with a full-leather customised cockpit.

Accommodation is spread over four guest cabins: one master, one VIP and two guests, while three additional cabins are for the crew and one more of the Captain, which is located next to the cockpit. The design of the accommodation beautifully merges Hermes wallpaper, handcrafted leather, refined fabrics and stunning art pieces.

40m superyacht SAGE hits water at ADMIRAL in Italy

July 03, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The fourth in the successful ‘Impero’ series, M/Y SAGE hit the water in Italy and was christened SAGE. The 40-metre was launched following her sister ships: CACOS V, now GIRAUD (2013), NONO (2014) and TREMENDA (2016).

MY SAGE hits water in Italy

MY SAGE hits water in Italy

The exterior lines are sporty and masculine, with sharp contours and large volumes, both on the inside as well as around her exterior decks. The exterior design was created by renowned Luca Dini Design, while the interiors are the work of GMC Design – Architect Gian Marco Campanino working together with the design team at the Admiral shipyard.

SAGE is all aluminium constructed and reaches a maximum speed of 20 knots. Her draft allows her to cruise in shallow waters, making her perfect for a range of locations and charter destinations.

The master suite is situated on the main deck, in the bow section and offers fantastic panoramic views. Additional guest cabins (four) are located on the lower deck.

Motor yacht SAGE launched by Admiral

Motor yacht SAGE launched by Admiral

Thanks to the large panoramic windows, the main saloon provides a huge amount of natural light as well as great views of the yacht’s surroundings. Same applies to the adjacent formal dining area, which has been fitted with huge panoramic windows as well.

SAGE superyacht gets launched by Admiral

SAGE superyacht gets launched by Admiral

One of the main features and a popular area for guests is the spacious sun deck, and ideal space for relaxation and sunbathing.

SAGE during her launch

SAGE during her launch

SAGE’s beam-wide garage is accessible through the beach club and is equipped with a lateral hull full-size door and a special crane to launch the main tender. The garage also provides access to the machinery area through a control room, which normally is not found on a yacht of this size.

SAGE being launched in Italy

SAGE being launched in Italy

Attention as also been paid to the way the crew quarters were designed, where the pantry offers a large kitchen with natural light, a laundry room, a cabin for the yacht’s owner and two cabins for the crew; all located at the bow.

From the galley, situated on the main deck, both the crew and the guests have access to the bridge deck providing great visibility for the captain allowing for easy manoeuvrability in navigation or during mooring operations.

Dominator presents 28M Ilumen motor yacht KALLIENTE

June 26, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Official images and details of the striking 28-metre luxury motor yacht KALLIENTE have been unveiled by the vessel’s builder, Dominator. Although on the smaller side, when it comes to the superyacht market, KALLIENTE stand out with her appealing design, state-of-the-art engineering solutions, advanced technologies and materials, as well as practical features to accommodate up to 10 guests in luxury and comfort.

Dominator yacht KALLIENTE - photo Jeff Brown

Dominator yacht KALLIENTE – photo Jeff Brown

With naval architecture by NavalHEAD and exterior profile by Alberto Mancini, KALLIENTE is sure to turn heads wherever she appears and in addition offers her owners great performance and easy cruising. She is able to offer many of the mega yacht features in a relatively small package.

Luxury lifestyle aboard MY Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Luxury lifestyle aboard MY Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

“Design is more important than ever, and today owners want a yacht that offers the ultimate blend of performance, style, luxury amenities and comfort. In satisfying the demand for an elegant motor yacht that harmonises classic yachting tradition with modern technology and design, we designed the Dominator Ilumen to far exceed our clients’ expectations.” Alberto Mancini, Designer

One of the notable features of this vessel is the addition of huge gyro stabilisers from Seakeeper able to reduce up to 80 percent of uncontrolled roll angle up to 14 degrees.

For additional comfort underway at speed, the yacht relies on an advanced motion damping system able of roll and pitch motion reduction calledHumphree Active Ride Control. It also allows for better manoeuvrability and speed, while reducing resistance and due consumption. At the same time, this also provides for optimal stability in all conditions.

Superyacht lifestyle on aft deck - Dominator Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Superyacht lifestyle on aft deck – Dominator Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

Refreshing nibbles and cocktails at the bar - Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Refreshing nibbles and cocktails at the bar – Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

The new Ilumen 28M also includes one-of-a-kind touches, such as the handcrafted Purismo Aurelia lightweight carbon e-bike, the rotating beach platform or the impressive fly deck. Custom made furniture and bulkheads have been created from some of the most luxurious materials such as backlit white onyx, ebony, white oak, silk, Zimmer and Rhode fabrics, satin-like nubuck leather, highlighting the exclusivity of this compact superyacht.

Entertainment is guaranteed thanks to the high-tech ‘zero impact’ invisible speakers located in VIP and guest cabins, as well as master cabins and main saloon, where it incorporates a sound-masking system offering advanced audio-visual experience, including a private cinema projector on the sun deck. She is powered by MAN V8 1200 Diesel engines reaching a top speed of 21 knots.

Skylight in the cabin - Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Skylight in the cabin – Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

Kalliente - Owner cabin - Jeff Brown

Kalliente – Owner cabin – Jeff Brown

Twin guest cabin - Kalliente - Jeff Brown

Twin guest cabin – Kalliente – Jeff Brown

Kalliente will be berthed in the South of France throughout the summer, including the Cannes Boat Show, following which she will be available for private viewings and events along the French Riviera.

KALLIENTE - beach platform - Photo Jeff Brown

KALLIENTE – beach platform – Photo Jeff Brown

Enjoy the superyacht lifestyle on beach platform - Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Enjoy the superyacht lifestyle on beach platform – Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

Dominator Ilumen 28M Kalliente - Photo Jeff Brown

Dominator Ilumen 28M Kalliente – Photo Jeff Brown

Hakvoort deliver 38m motor yacht SOPRANO available for charter in the Mediterranean

June 23, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Hakvoort Shipyard has announced the delivery of the 38,25-metre motor yacht SOPRANO to her first-time owners, boasting exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and interiors by Felix Buytendijk.

Superyacht SOPRANO

Superyacht SOPRANO

SOPRANO has been constructed with a classical feel in mind and a lovely canoe stern, as requested by her owners, as admired on previously built Hakvoort yachts Sagamar and Spada.

Hakvoort My Soprano bridge deck salon table and sofa

Hakvoort My Soprano bridge deck salon table and sofa

“Soprano is a real gentleman’s yacht, blending the timeless beauty of our maritime tradition with lots of modern touches,” says director Albert Hakvoort jr. “She provides an excellent performance at sea, is exceptionally quiet and is superbly finished: the quality of the materials – the finest marbles and woods – is as important as the seamless way in which they have been fitted together. The owners asked us to create the full package for them – and Soprano certainly delivers.”

Hakvoort My Soprano owners stateroom

Hakvoort My Soprano owners stateroom

The owners are planning on chartering SOPRANO out, and as such, she was fitted with four suites: one master suite, one VIP suite and two guest cabins, including one with a Pullman bed recessed in the ceiling. All cabins boast en-suite bathroom facilities.

Hakvoort My Soprano main deck dining

Hakvoort My Soprano main deck dining

The classically designed interior features rich mahogany, white lacquer, and limestone finishes, reflecting a unified style chosen by her owners and the designer. There are various areas around the yacht offering inviting atmosphere and comfortable furnishings to allow for relaxations and socializing amongst guests.

Hakvoort My Soprano main aft deck table and seating

Hakvoort My Soprano main aft deck table and seating

Hakvoort My Soprano_bridge deck aft dining table

Hakvoort My Soprano_bridge deck aft dining table

SOPRANO is available for yacht charter around the Western Mediterranean, accommodating up to 9 guests and a crew of seven. Price: EUR€110,000.00 / 100,000.00 per week plus expenses.

47M Heesen yacht BOOK ENDS delivered 

June 16, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Built as YN 17947 by Heesen Yachts, luxury yacht BOOK ENDS was delivered to her proud Owner on 13th June 2017. Measuring 47 metres with a displacement below 500GT, she was constructed for an experienced yachtsman from America who will now enjoy cruising aboard his new vessel exploring the Mediterranean this summer, followed by Atlantic crossing to participate in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

BOOK ENDS photographed by night - credit Heesen Yachts

BOOK ENDS photographed by night – credit Heesen Yachts

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects was in charge of her beautiful classic contemporary exterior design, while Banneberg & Rowell were responsible for her luscious interior inspired by kinetic energy.

BOOK ENDS main saloon - credit Heesen Yachts

BOOK ENDS main saloon – credit Heesen Yachts

On the way to Gibraltar at the moment, BOOK ENDS’ Captain comments on the brand-new vessel: “It feels very safe as Book Ends’ structure is solid – Dutch solid! The vessel is very responsive and accepts steering commands immediately. The use of the large rudders in conjunction with the power steering unit makes for a very quick reaction when the steering tiller is moved, even the slightest amount. We can’t wait to welcome the Owners on board their new home away from home!”

BOOK ENDS is powered by two MTU 8V 4000 M63 Diesel engines reaching a top speed of 15.6 knots at sea trials and a transatlantic range of 4000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Superyacht Delivery: 74m M/Y AURORA by Lurssen handed over to her Owners

June 14, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One of the highly-anticipated deliveries of this season has taken place, with the 74-metre motor yacht AURORA having been handed over to her Owner, just in time for the summer holidays. Built by one of the most respected shipyards, Lurssen, with exterior and interior design by Winch Design, AURORA was created with immaculate perfection and attention to detail.

AURORA under way - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA under way – Photo Klaus Jordan

The delivery has taken place following her successful sea trials that concluded at the end of May in the Baltic Sea. She will soon leave for her maiden voyage with the Owners discovering the Mediterranean’s best yachting locations in the comfort and luxury of their new “home-away-from-home”.

The yacht was designed with intimacy in mind, incorporating many personal details and spaces, as desired by the Owners who are planning on cruising with their family. This is reflected throughout the entire vessel and all the decks.

Aurora features rich mahogany and stainless steel materials providing her with a timeless appeal, reminiscent of transatlantic liners.

AURORA running shot profile - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA running shot profile – Photo Klaus Jordan

“Aurora has her own authentic charm; she is a modern interpretation of an old classic, with a number of innovative features such as a large portlight to the main staircase and custom, state-of-the-art exterior lighting across each deck. Numerous remarkable artworks can be found on the bridge deck, which also features an aft bar for entertaining.” As described by Lurssen shipyard.

AURORA running shot aerial - Photo Klaus Jordan

AURORA running shot aerial – Photo Klaus Jordan

The interior is inspired by the 1900s Art Deco era and important artists and designers from the same period. The accommodation includes a beautiful master suite, featuring antique artworks, while each guest cabins was designed with unique characteristics. One of the most significant and imposing areas aboard is the full-width sky lounge.

The owner of the yacht was heavily involved in the design and build process of the superyacht and Moran Yacht & Ship were involved as the owner’s project manager.

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.