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Benetti Yacht OCEAN PARADISE receives RINA GREEN PLUS prize

September 30, 2013

Saturday, September 28th, at the last day of the Monaco Boat Show 2013, saw HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco award the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize for the solutions studied and adopted in the field of environment protection.

Benetti mega yacht Ocean Paradise (FB263)

Benetti mega yacht Ocean Paradise (FB263)

Motor yacht Ocean Paradise is one of the latest creation of the Tuscan shipyard and has been one of the queen of the Monaco Yacht Show 2013.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco award the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco awards the Benetti FB263 yacht Ocean Paradise with the RINA Green Plus prize

The prestigious acknowledgement by RINA further highlights the commitment of Azimut|Benetti Group in regard of the environment, being the only shipyard worldwide certified as to quality, safety and environment.

Below is a gallery for the superb charter yachts built by Benetti.

New 41m motor yacht NAMELESS by Mondo Marine

September 30, 2013

Launched by Mondo Marine in July 2013, the brand new 41-metre motor yacht Nameless (hull 18/8) represents a bridge between past and future, fine craftsmanshift and design, tradition and innovation, casual and smart. Featuring black hull and grey superstructure enhancing her fierce and sporty lines, the all-aluminium superyacht Nameless is hull number 62 of her Savona shipbuilding yard and her conceptual as well as exterior design is by Cor D. Rover.

NAMELESS yacht profile

NAMELESS yacht profile

BESIDE COR D. ROVER, ANOTHER GREAT ITALIAN DESIGNER has left his signature on Nameless yacht: Luca Dini, who has developed the interior interpreting the contemporary classic taste with evident modern elements. A special attention has been dedicated to the use of materials, space and volume.

MOTOR YACHT NAMELESS

MOTOR YACHT NAMELESS

NAMELESS STEMS FROM A CLEAR VISION OF HER OWNER and she constitutes a proper homage to beauty as well as to the skill of the craftsman work that both indoor and outdoor the four bridges of the yacht, give a demonstration of their precious value and high attraction.

NAMELESS superyacht - Spa Pool pool

NAMELESS superyacht - Spa Pool pool

All areas look elegant without being ostentatious and their luminosity is increased by the presence of big windows and by Carrara white marble flooring on both main deck and sky-lounge of the upper deck. The longitudinal walls are in mahogany whereas the inner ones are in white leather by Foglizzo spaced out by stainless steel strips. The result is of great impact also thanks to several paintings by famous modern artists, another main passion of the Owner.

Nameless yacht by MondoMarine

Nameless yacht by MondoMarine

THE OWNER’S QUARTER IS LOCATED ON THE MAIN BRIDGE and it comprises of a relax area provided with a sofa and a spacious wardrobe. The actual Owner’s cabin covers the whole width of the bridge and it is fitted with another wardrobe and another bathroom divided in three areas and characterized by precious marble and onyx.

Luxurious motor yacht NAMELESS

Luxurious motor yacht NAMELESS

The four cabins on the lower deck entirely dedicated to the guests are: two with double bed, one with a king size bed and one twin beds and an extra fold-down bed with the addition of two VIP full-width cabins with a separate wardrobe area very similar to the Owner’s. In the VIP cabins the bed is not placed in the centre but on one side so to confer a more open feeling to the whole cabin.

Main salon - Luxury motor yacht NAMELESS

Main salon - Luxury motor yacht NAMELESS

Several elements of high originality and design create a refined ambience. All the fabrics on board are from Antico Setificio Fiorentino that, originating from a craftsman workshop of mid-1700, still nowadays utilizes six manual looms from 1700 and six mechanical looms from 1800.

Luxury Yacht NAMELESS by MondoMarine

Luxury Yacht NAMELESS by MondoMarine

ON DECK THREE FOCAL POINT ATTRACT THE EYE: the spacious cockpit aft of the wheelhouse, the swimming pool on the Sun-Deck all in handmade ceramic tiles specifically produced by a 1906 Florence kiln and the three meter dining table covered in onyx designed by Luca Dini on the upper deck terrace.

Superyacht Nameless

Superyacht Nameless

ENGINEERED BY MONDO MARINE ENGINEERING, AMONG OTHER FEATURES Nameless is totally free from vibration which together with the maximum sound insulation applied using the most advanced techniques represents a great achievement for the project team.

Super yacht Nameless - Luxury stateroom

Super yacht Nameless - Luxury stateroom

Nameless Yacht - Bathroom

Nameless Yacht - Bathroom

Luxury superyacht Nameless - Stairway

Luxury superyacht Nameless - Stairway

CURRENTLY THERE ARE 3 NEW-BUILDS UNDER CONSTRUCTION RANGING FROM 50 TO 60 METER LENGTH OVERALL.

Main Characteristics of the 41m superyacht Nameless (hull 18/8)

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Mondo Marine Engineering
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Cor D. Rover
INTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
HULL MATERIAL: Light alloy
SUPERSTRUCTURE MATERIAL: Light alloy
LENGTH OVERALL: 40.97 m – 134.38 ft
BEAM OVERALL: 8.48 m – 27.81 ft
DRAFT: 2.30 m – 7.54 ft
ENGINES: 2 X MTU 16V 2000 M84
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 X 1,630 kW – 2 X 2,185 HP a 2,450 rpm
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 3,000 nm
CRUISING SPEED: 17 knots
ABS CLASS REGISTER: C HULL • Mach YUH Unrestricted Navigation

New sporty motor yacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

September 30, 2013

The all-new motor yacht Project M50 S represents another model of the new Mondo Marine series. Superyacht M50S is designed by Luca Dini and is characterized by the “S” added to the name to underline that she belongs to the Sporty range, under 500 GT.

M50 S Yacht Project by Mondo Marine

M50 S Yacht Project by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht M50 S stands out for a particular and detailed exterior design which includes also the stylistic design of the hull showing to be distinctively sporty and elegant. She is a semi-displacement all aluminium boat with high performance which stands out also for her interior searching for a direct contact with the sea through wide floor to ceiling windows both on the Main Deck and on the Upper Deck with the addition of two balconies in the owner’s suite.

Luxury yacht M50 S project by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht M50 S project by Mondo Marine

The Lowe Deck has a traditional layout with two big Guest cabins and two VIP ones. The astern beach area has a hatch that transforms into a swimming platform housing a big bar and a relax area.

Luxury yacht M50 S - view from above

Luxury yacht M50 S - view from above

Luxury motor yacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

Luxury motor yacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

JUST LIKE ALL THE MOST RECENT YACHTS OF THE SHIPYARD, the structural, hydrodynamic and technical aspects also of this 50 Meter Semi-displacement have been studied by Mondo Marine Engineering.

Super Yacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

Super Yacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

THE NEW PROJECT WAS FIRST UNVEILED AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW (stand MONDO MARINE: Quai des Etats-Unis QE18) and will be also presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (stand MONDO MARINE: SYBASS VILLAGE).

Luxury superyacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

Luxury superyacht Project M50 S by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

Motor Yacht M50 S

Motor Yacht M50 S


MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE M50 S YACHT PROJECT:

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Mondo Marine Engineering
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: to be defined
HULL MATERIAL: Light alloy
SUPERSTRUCTURE MATERIAL: Light alloy
LENGTH OVERALL: 49.20 m – 161.38 ft
BEAM OVERALL: 9.00 m – 29.52 ft
DRAFT: 2.60 m – 8.53 ft
ENGINES: 2 X MTU 16V 2000 M94
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 x 1,939 kW a 2,450 rpm
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 3,500 nm
CRUISING SPEED: 19 knots
ABS CLASS REGISTER: A1 Commercial Yachting Service E AMS

New 50m motor yacht Project M50 GTO by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

September 30, 2013

Mondo Marine is proud to present the exclusive preview of the new 50-metre 3-deck motor yacht Project M50 GTO. Luxury superyacht M50 GTO has been developed in partnership with Florence-based design studio, Luca Dini Design.

New 50m motor yacht Project M50 GTO by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

New 50m motor yacht Project M50 GTO by Mondo Marine and Luca Dini Design

AN ALL ALUMINIUM BOAT, luxury yacht M50 GTO is characterized by a sleek profile and a dynamic shape specifically designed for those with a sportive soul and heart without reaching any extremes, and with a fuel consumption out of the ordinary. She presents herself as a polyvalent boat that, thanks to her innovative hull, lives the Owner free to choose between short haul sailing at high speed and long haul sailing at low fuel consumption. The GTO name and the air grills on the sides are an homage to Italian sport cars with the high-speed concept that the ‘gran turismo omologate’ still have.

Luxury yacht M50 GTO

Luxury yacht M50 GTO

When opening, the stern shows the particular feature of dragging a portion of the Main Deck complete with its furniture and reaching few centimetres from the water surface it becomes a proper beach area, connected to the Main Deck by an impressive teak staircase. She has a classic layout for a boat of these dimensions being arranged in four guest cabins on the Lower Deckand a Master cabin on the Upper of Main Deck at owner’s choice.

M50 GTO Yacht - front view

M50 GTO Yacht - front view

JUST LIKE ALL THE MOST RECENT YACHTS OF THE SHIPYARD, the structural, hydrodynamic and technical aspects also of this 50 Meter Semi-displacement have been studied by Mondo Marine Engineering.

Superyacht M50 GTO - aft view

Superyacht M50 GTO - aft view

THE NEW PROJECT WAS FIRST UNVEILED AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW (stand MONDO MARINE: Quai des Etats-Unis QE18) and will be also presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (stand MONDO MARINE: SYBASS VILLAGE).

Motor yacht M50 GTO - Decks

Motor yacht M50 GTO - Decks

Motor yacht M50 GTO - beach club

Motor yacht M50 GTO - beach club

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE M50 GTO YACHT PROJECT:

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Mondo Marine Engineering
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design

HULL MATERIAL: Light alloy
SUPERSTRUCTURE MATERIAL: Light alloy

LENGTH OVERALL: 50.00 m – 163.5 ft
BEAM OVERALL: 9.00 m – 29.43 ft
DRAFT: 2.20 m – 7.194 ft
ENGINES: 2 X MTU 16V 4000 M93L/2 X MTU 16V 2000 M93
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 X 3,440 kW – 2 X 4,615 HP a 2,100 rpm/2 X 1,790 kW – 2 X 2,400 HP a 2,100 rpm

RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 3,200 nm
CRUISING SPEED: 21.5 knots

ABS CLASS REGISTER: C HULL • Mach YUH Unrestricted Navigation

Mondo Marine announces sale of new 60m motor yacht Project M60

September 30, 2013

The prominent Italian shipyard, Mondo Marine, is delighted to announce the sale of the all-new 60-metre motor yacht Project M60. Mega yacht M60 is a beautiful semi-displacement all-aluminium vessel, entirely designed by Italian yacht designer, Luca Dini.

60m mega yacht Project M60 sold by Mondo Marine

60m mega yacht Project M60 sold by Mondo Marine

THE NEW 60 MT. MONDO MARINE IS A VESSEL WITH LINES EQUALLY SPORTIVE AND ELEGANT, with both hull and superstructure all in aluminium and designed to reach a speed of over 21 knots and with a full beam of 10.50 mt. This feature turns her to be among the few ones on the panorama of yachts with such high level of speed and comfort, similar to a sporty Granturismo. The merge of Mondo Marine philosophy and the new vision of the designer Luca Dini combined to an accurate choice of material, care for details and a new project approach have originated a new series of fast boats suitable for those owners in search of high performance without compromising comfort, internal space and excellent quality. This is the first of a series of boats that complete the new Mondo Marine range of 41, 50 and 64 mt. All of them share not only the same style but also a particularly accurate choice of material and an innovative project approach.

New 60m mega yacht Project M60

New 60m mega yacht Project M60

THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS 60 MT. beyond the hull stylistic design, are: a specific arrangement of the interior with 5 guest cabins on the Lower Deck, the Owner’s cabin on the fore side of the Main Deck the size of a proper apartment and the full beam Sky-lounge on the Upper Deck of an unusually big size due to placing the fifth cabin elsewhere. A particular attention has been reserved to the crew quarters which under the latest regulations offer space and comfort almost like guest cabins. There will also be new technology audio-video equipment chosen among the most advanced in the market, with the only aim of turning every area and moment aboard into a special one and transforming into particularly unique any ordinary living on board through the big scenographic effects produced by oled.

Luxury motor yacht M60 - front view

Luxury motor yacht M60 - front view

JUST LIKE ALL THE MOST RECENT YACHTS OF THE SHIPYARD, the structural, hydrodynamic and technical aspects also of the 60 Meter Semi-Displacement superyacht M60 have been studied by Mondo Marine Engineering.

Luxury motor yacht M60

Luxury motor yacht M60

THE NEW M60 YACHT PROJECT WAS UNVEILED AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW (stand MONDO MARINE: Quai des Etats-Unis QE18) and will be also presented at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (stand MONDO MARINE: SYBASS VILLAGE).

Luxury super yacht M60

Luxury super yacht M60

MONDO MARINE designs and builds its fine superyachts in its Savona yard. The shipyard extends on a seafront of 35,500sqm., of which- 9,500 under cover. It provides a 100m. jetty for maxiyacht mooring, an 820ton. travel-lift and a 300ton.trolley. 62 are the yachts built so far, mostly for celebrity clients, including the environmentally committed Owner of charter yacht ‘Tribù’, the first to be awarded RINA Green Star certificate. In the last 7 years MONDO MARINE has delivered 10 yachts over 40m. and 6 over 50m.

Motor yacht M60 - profile

Motor yacht M60 - profile

MONDO MARINE production goes right from the cutting of the hull sheets, exporting the Yard commitment to excellence and the Italian excellence worldwide. The Savona shipyard, increasingly coming to the international forefront, now is also member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builder Association) founded in 2007 to represent the world’s leading builders of large yachts.

Luxury yacht M60

Luxury yacht M60

MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE M60 YACHT:

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE: Mondo Marine Engineering
EXTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
INTERIOR DESIGN: Luca Dini Design
HULL MATERIAL: Light alloy
SUPERSTRUCTURE MATERIAL: Light alloy
LENGTH OVERALL: 60.00 m – 196.8 ft
BEAM OVERALL: 10.50 m – 34.44 ft
DRAFT: 2.90 m – 9.51 ft
ENGINES: 2 X MTU 16V 4000 M73L
MAXIMUM POWER: 2 X 2,880 kW – 2 X 3,860 HP a 2,050 rpm
RANGE AT 12 KNOTS: 4,100 nm
CRUISING SPEED: 18 knots
ABS CLASS REGISTER: C HULL • Mach Yacht Unrestricted Navigation

Below is a gallery for the oustanding charter yachts built by Mondo Marine.

Mulder 74 Futura Yacht BOADICEA for sale

September 30, 2013

Following over twelve years of cruising, the 22,30-metre Mulder 74 Futura yacht “Boadicea” is now for sale. Luxury yacht “Boadicea” was handed over to her owner in 2000 and has mainly enjoyed the waters of the Netherlands.

Mulder 74 Futura Yacht Boadicia

Mulder 74 Futura Yacht Boadicea

The spacious 74-foot Boadicea yacht has a modern mahogany interior. The master bedroom and three guest rooms are offering beds for eight people.

Luxury yacht Boadicia - Exterior

Luxury yacht Boadicea - Exterior

The two Volvo Penta engines, each delivering 380 hp, can provide the Mulder 74 Futura yacht Boadicea a maximum speed of 12 knots.

Boadicia Yacht - Interior

Boadicea Yacht - Interior

Technical Specifications of the Mulder 74 Futura yacht Boadicea

LENGTH 22.30M
TYPE FUTURA 74
YEAR 2000
DISPLACEMENT 70 TONNES
ENGINES TWIN VOLVO PENTA 380 HP

A very successful HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show for Mulder Shipyard

September 30, 2013

It has been a very successful HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show for Mulder Shipyard. The beautiful weather, King Willem-Alexander visiting the Mulder Shipyard stand, as well as plenty of interested people for Mulder yachts, made the 30th edition of the event a huge success.

Mulder Shipyard at the 2013 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

Mulder 73 Wheelhouse Yacht FLOAT on display at the 2013 HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show

This year Mulder Shipyard took the Mulder 73 Wheelhouse motor yacht Float and a Mulder 68 Convertible yacht to the Luxury Island in Amsterdam. The Mulder Favorite 1500 “Diva”, which was sailing around the IJ during the Amsterdam Boat Show was also an eye catcher for many visitors.

BOOT Düsseldorf (18-26 January 2014) will be the next boat show where Mulder Shipyard will participate.

North American premiere for three Princess yachts

September 30, 2013

The North American boat show season is in full swing, with three beautiful new models from Princess Yachts making their premiere in the region: motor yacht Princess V48, Princess 52 yacht, as well as superyacht Princess 82.

Princess V48 Yacht

Princess V48 Yacht

The new Princess V48, which recently made her world premiere in Southampton, and Princess 52, launched earlier this year at the London Boat Show, made their North American debuts at the Newport International Boat Show earlier this month before going on display at the Norwalk Boat Show, 19th – 22nd September.

Princess 52 Yacht

Princess 52 Yacht

The V48 and 52 will be joined by the Princess 60 to complete a new expanded display at the United States Powerboat Show, 3rd – 6th October.

Princess 82 superyacht

Princess 82 superyacht

All three models will form part of an impressive 10 boat line-up at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, 31st October – 4th November, where the magnificent Princess 82 Motor Yacht will make her North American premiere. Also on display will be the Princess 72 Motor Yacht, Princess 64 and V39, V52, V62-S and V72 V Class sports yachts.

Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.

Horizon announces establishment of new Yacht Management and Concierge Service for Taiwanese owners

September 30, 2013

Horizon is thrilled to officially announce the establishment of a new Yacht Management and Concierge Service for their Taiwanese owners. As the number of Horizon yacht owners in Taiwan grows, so does the need for an infrastructure that accommodates the owners and their desire to experience the yachting lifestyle.

New Yacht Management and Concierge Service for Taiwanese owners established by Horizon

New Yacht Management and Concierge Service for Taiwanese owners established by Horizon

With Horizon’s Yacht Management and Concierge Service, owners can take advantage of a number of amenities, such as private marina slips in Taipei and Kaohsiung, periodic maintenance checks and yacht cleanings, and mapping and provisioning for cruising trips. One of the most popular destinations so far has been Dapeng Bay, located in southern party of Taiwan and only 30 minutes from downtown Kaohsiung; Dapeng Bay currently offers berthing near Oyster Island and an F2 car race field and will soon open a brand-new Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

Horizon’s new Yacht Management and Concierge Service not only illustrates the current and growing opportunities for recreational boating in Taiwan, but it also aids Horizon owners in enjoying all their Horizon yacht has to offer. For more information on this new service, please contact Horizon marketing center at marketingcenter@horizonyacht.com

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Horizon.

The 2013 America’s Cup – A revolution in the sport

September 30, 2013

The recently concluded America’s Cup has represented a revolution in the sport. The legacy of the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay has brought the racing to the fans, and then delivered amazing 50 mph boats, exciting racing, ground-breaking television graphics, as well as the sports comeback story of the century.

34th America's Cup - ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15

34th America's Cup - ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15 © ACEA / PHOTO FRANCES KUPERMIT

“This regatta has changed sailing forever. More people watched the first race of this America’s Cup than all of the America’s Cups in history, so I think it’s a success,” said Larry Ellison, whose vision of high-speed, wing sail catamarans racing in the tight confines of San Francisco Bay was realized this month.

The contest for the oldest trophy in international sport was completely modernized with innovation and technology.

34th America's Cup - Final Match - Racing Day 15

34th America's Cup - Final Match - Racing Day 15 © Gilles Martin-Raget

Investment in television graphics and production meant new fans could instantly recognize and understand what was happening on the water. The AC Liveline technology behind the graphics won an Emmy Award and changed the way the sport is viewed on television.

“I think about this regatta and what it means to sailing,” said Ellison. “I think it was absolutely spectacular. If a bunch of kids are inspired to go sail, I’m a happy guy.”

34th America's Cup - Final day 15, ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand

34th America's Cup - Final day 15, ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand © Abner Kingman

Here are the numbers behind the event:
•    203 countries broadcast the America’s Cup on television
•    America’s Cup broadcast in news bulletins globally 15,000 times
•    Over 320,000 downloads of the America’s Cup app
•    Over 1 million visitors to the official public sites in San Francisco at America’s Cup Park and America’s Cup Village. Hundreds of thousands more viewed the racing from the city front
•    Nearly 10,000 hospitality guests
•    Over 5 million unique visitors to the website of the Americas Cup in September and over 45-million page views during the Summer of Racing (July 1 to September 26)
•    24.8 million views of videos on YouTube
•    Over 100 million minutes of videos viewed in the past month
•    575 accredited media, from 32 countries
•    A 19 show America’s Cup Concert Series
•    Over 25% of the population of New Zealand watched the racing broadcast live during the America’s Cup Finals

Day 15 of the Final Match at 34th America's Cup

Day 15 of the Final Match at 34th America's Cup © Ricardo Pinto

What they’re saying:

New York Times
The Cup is the oldest major trophy in sport… Pushed into a postmodern place

SI.com
Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenalin rush

USA Today
America’s Cup: Do you believe in miracles?

Reuters
The epic battle over the past few days has been a major vindication of the vision of how to modernize the competition

The Times (London)
What has made this year’s America’s Cup truly breathtaking is the television coverage

CNN
A comeback for the ages

Jay Leno, The Tonight Show
The greatest comeback in sports history

Huffington Post
Amazing television? Check? Crowds on the waterfront? Check. Exciting racing? Check and double check