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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.

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