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Unveiled: M/Y Vigor, the 110m concept plus tenders from Virgin Concept Yachts

January 30, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco has unveiled its latest 110m superyacht concept from designer Edwin Vandermark: explorer yacht VIGOR.

110m explorer yacht concept from Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

110m explorer yacht concept from Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

With extensive knowledge in explorer yacht design, Edwin Vandermark has combined spacious interiors and facilities usually associated with luxury yachts on Mediterranean cruises and combined it with the self-sustaining requirements of yachts that charter through more isolated, open waters.

This modern design features sleek, powerful lines running seamlessly from her bow to her aft and 5 decks dedicated to both indoor and outdoor entertainment. The bow features a helicopter pad while the stern can be converted into a beach club for recreational activities. There is a spa pool located on her top-most deck and plenty of outdoor seating for socialising and dining.

110m explorer yacht VIGOR concept from above. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

110m explorer yacht VIGOR concept from above. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

With over 2300m² for guests,  The upper deck is entirely devoted to the owner and has a private aft deck that can be fully customised. On the main deck there are 2 large VIP staterooms and 6 guest cabins on the lower deck, ensuring that each guest has comfortable sleeping arrangements throughout the charter.

To compliment explorer yacht VIGOR, Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco will also be launching two luxury limo tenders of 9.5m/31ft and 12m/40ft designed for sociability, sports, and above all entertainment and fun.

12m/40ft tender. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

12m/40ft tender. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

9.5m/31ft tender. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

9.5m/31ft tender. Image credit: Virgin Concept Yachts Monaco

Using both traditional and modern methods of construction such as vacuum infusion, the lightweight tenders will be made of carbon and a Kevlar-like material for incomparable performance, strength and reduced fuel consumption – the perfect match for 110m superyacht VIGOR.

Futuristic Yacht Tender Concept by Kurt Strand

January 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Kurt Strand, the master of “futuristic boat design” created a new yacht tender concept. The concept named the Strand Craft 40′ JLS has a futuristic look and features the Jet Lift System. It is full hovering by 12 vertical and tilt able water turbines, with steerable nozzles, which provides a great advantage to be able to land or take off from any platform or beach.

Kurt Strand

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40’JLS

Another outstanding characteristic of the tender is superb manoeuvrability. A shock absorbing effect is ensured by 12 water jet streams, while air conditioning throughout makes cruising especially comfortable.

Kurt Strand - Strand Craft 40'JLS

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40’JLS

Kurt Strand - Strand Craft 40' JLS

Kurt Strand – Strand Craft 40′ JLS

This tender provides 10 comfortable seats for the guests in the guest area, plus an additional space for 2 crew members in the cockpit. Powered by 2 Mercury 1550Hp + 2 600Hp engines, the tender can reach a top speed of 60kn.

Highly Successful MAZU 38 Superyacht Tender

January 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Two of the superyacht tenders by the Turkish boutique designers Mazu Yachts have been sold in only three months. Two units of the brand new Mazu 12m/38ft tenders have been sold in their “open version”.

Mazu 38

MAZU 38

The fist appearance of the Mazu 38 in the market drew a lot of attention, as the tender’s dynamic design and parallel interior and exterior spaces ampleness and comfort had received some great reviews. The two Mazu 38 units sold feature an open plan layout.

MAZU 38

MAZU 38

There is an al-fresco dining area at the aft, an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower. Unit one comes with metallic grey exterior colours. Unit two has a luxurious white pearl hull livery, and some opulent design elements: bordeaux red cushions and sunbeds for her exteriors and Foglizzo leathers plus Alcantara for the interior décor. For maximum comfort on board, there is a full set of kitchen appliances in both tenders.

MAZU 38

MAZU 38

MAZU 38

MAZU 38

Mazu 38 also features a bimini, aft deck shower and a swim platform for further cruising benefits.

Mazu 38 may comes with three engine options İPS 400 / 500/ 600. VOLVO PENTA’s İPS propulsion system provide with fuel saving. Unit one will be able to reach a maximum speed of 36 kn, and unit 2 will have a top speed of 45kn.
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Extremely Powerful and Aggressive: Powerboat Design by Timur Bozca

January 06, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Recently revealed concept of the 19-metre dayboat by Timur Bozca is a real head-turner. The concept named SARCO is a luxury powerboat, which incorporates automative and yachting details. What makes it truly unique is the fact that the striking exterior was developed from a shape of the head of the pre-historic crocodile Ferocious Sarcosuchus. 

Sarco by Timur Bozca

Sarco by Timur Bozca

Sarco will be able to reach a very impressive speed of 53 kn, when getting from Monaco to St Tropez in only an hour and a half. This powerboat will be build from carbon fibre for more stiffness and durability. While running at such a high speed, guests will experience a smooth cruising, thanks to the windshield design, which sidetrack airflow around the sides. Powered with two MTU V10 2000 M94 engines, Sarco might be one of the fastest superyacht tenders in the world.

Concept Sarco

Concept Sarco

Concept Sarco - 2

Concept Sarco – 2

Sarco Master Cabin

Sarco Master Cabin

Sarco Master Cabin

Sarco Master Cabin

Sarco

Sarco

Timur Bozca is a name of a young and ambitious designer already widely known in the yachting and boating community. Bozca took the title of the “Young Designer of the Year” in 2015 with his innovative Cauta design and gained huge popularity with a large number of job offers worldwide. He is currently based in Milan working on his own on a range of projects, from motorbikes to 90+ metre superyachts.

Press Release: Announcing the Argos 305 rib tender

June 15, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

A new luxury rib tender has been designed by Facheris Design and developed in collaboration with Argos Nautic. The first of a series is the Argos 305. The following is a Press Release from Facheris Design and Argos Nautic.
Press Release
Announcing the Argos 305 rib tender
Facheris Design has collaborated with, Argos Nautic, a company headquartered in Miami, FL to develop a new line of luxury rib tenders.
Facheris Design & Argos Nautic tender

Facheris Design & Argos Nautic tender

The Argos 305 rib tender is the first of the series. The 10′ center console model has seating and legroom for four, yet is compact enough to fit in to most mid-sized yacht garages. The aesthetic, ergonomics and details make this new tender a standout in the rib tender market. The tenders can be coordinated to match any yacht and are fully customizable, with no detail over looked.
Facheris Design & Argos Nautic tender

Facheris Design & Argos Nautic tender

They are lightweight and can also be used as toys. Argos will offer accessories including headrests and wind screens in the future. A 13′ model is already in the works and should be in production by September, and there will be more to come in the future. Facheris Design was responsible for interior and exterior styling as well as naval architecture.
Contact Argos Nautic for details.

2016 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners Announced

February 23, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yesterday, the 22nd of February, saw the winners of the prestigious 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards announced at the K3 KitzKongress in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Double Olympic gold medalist, Shirley Robertson OBE presented the winners with the coveted Golden Neptune awards at the presence of the sell-out audience of superyacht owners, designers and icons of the superyacht industry from around the world.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

Baltic Yachts’s sailing yacht NIKATA took home four Neptunes, whole Feadship’s motor yacht SAVANNAH received equally impressive three awards. Below is the full list of the winning superyachts:

Tender Design Award Winner:
Hodgdon Yachts’ 11,4-metre Limo Tender for M/Y INFINITY, with naval architecture by Michael Peters, exterior styling and interior design by Michael Peters and Hodgdon Yachts.

Hodgdon Yachts - Limo Tender for Motor Yacht INFINITY

Hodgdon Yachts – Limo Tender for Motor Yacht INFINITY

Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht Below 500GT Winner:
49,9-metre motor yacht SIBELLE with exterior styling by AB StudioOmega Architects, constructed by Heesen Yachts.

Superyacht Sibelle by Heesen Yachts - Photo by Richards Vision and Heesen Yachts

Superyacht Sibelle by Heesen Yachts – Photo by Richards Vision and Heesen Yachts

Exterior Design & Styling – Motor Yacht Above 500GT Winner:

Superyacht SAVANNAH with exterior styling by CG Design and built by Feadship, De Vries shipyard.

SAVANNAH by Feadship

SAVANNAH by Feadship

Exterior Design & Styling – Styling Award Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts. Naval architects Judel/Vrolijk.

Baltic 115 NIKATA under sail - Photo by Guido Cantini

Baltic 115 NIKATA under sail – Photo by Guido Cantini

Interior Layout & Design Award – Motor Yacht Below 500 GT Winner:
RUYA with interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and constructed by Alia Yachts.

47m Heesen RUYA

47m Heesen RUYA

Interior Layout & Design Award – Motor Yacht Above 500 GT Winner:
SAVANNAH, boasting exterior styling by SG Design and constructed by Feadship.

Interior Layout & Design Award Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design, built by Baltic Yachts

Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht Below 500GT Winner:
RUYA with interior by Sorgiovanni Design and constructed by Alia Yachts.

Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht Above 500GT Winner:
MADAME KATE constructed by Amels with naval architecture by Amels and Damen Group

AMELS Superyacht MADAME KATE

AMELS Superyacht MADAME KATE

Naval Architecture Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yacht Winner:
IRON MAN with naval architecture by Azimut Benetti Spa and constructed by Benetti Shipyard

Fast Displacement IRON MAN - Photo credit Quin BISSET

Fast Displacement IRON MAN – Photo credit Quin BISSET

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yacht joint Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yacht joint Winner:
TOPAZ with naval architecture by Andre Hoek to original lines by Frank Paine, constructed by Holland Jachtbouw

TOPAZ

TOPAZ

Holistic Design Award – Motor Yacht Winner:
SAVANNAH with exterior styling by SG Design built by Feadship

Holistic Design Award – Sailing Yacht Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts

Young Designer of the Year Award Winner:
CERCHIO by  – a student from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. 45-metre motor yacht, designed to entertain the guests of a female Italian fashion designer.

Baoxi Xiao - CERCHIO concept

Baoxi Xiao – CERCHIO concept

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Frederik “Frits” De Voogt of Feadship

Ribbon R45SC – A Superyacht Chase Tender to M/Y ICON

February 01, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

With very specific requirements in mind, the Ribbon R45SC has been chosen as a superyacht chase tender to M/Y ICON. This is an imposing custom-built vessel, originally built by Icon Yachts to a design by Evan K. Marshall in 2009, and extended to an overall length of 68 meters in 2014.

Luxury Yacht ICON and Ribbon R45SC

Luxury Yacht ICON and Ribbon R45SC

ICON client chose Ribbon R45SC thanks to its smooth ride, lovely styling and Dutch pedigree, boasting only the best system and equipment brands. Built by applying Dutch ingenuity and craftsmanship of Ribbon Yachts, this planning high-speed cruiser was designed for everyday use, and bears many special features and a modern look.

Alen Yacht Introduce Fully-Customisable ALEN 55 Mega Yacht Tender

October 23, 2015

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Alen Yacht are proud to introduce you to their fully-customisable ALEN 55 mega yacht tender, that meets all the owner’s desires and needs. The new ALEN 55 yacht tender features a centre console and a walk-around deck, and it is safe and easy to operate without the need of a crew. With a generous deck space, she is perfect for escaping the main yacht and discover hidden coves, secluded beaches or simply enjoy some privacy in style, luxury and comfort. She would be a perfect addition to any ultra-luxurious mega charter yacht, offering a fabulous option of day-trips to her charter clients. 

Yacht tender ALEN 55 by Alen Yacht

Yacht tender ALEN 55 by Alen Yacht

ALEN 55 is not only great for romantic getaways, but is also well suited for families with children or groups of friends, boasting single-level teak deck with deep bulwarks, meaning everyone is ‘in’ rather than ‘on’ the boat. Walk-around aft sunbed provides effortless access to the swimming platform, which makes her an ideal boat to enjoy the sea. The hydraulic gangway doubles as a swim ladder and provides an easy access in and out of the sea.

Luxury superyacht tender ALEN 55

Luxury superyacht tender ALEN 55

Another fantastic feature of the new ALEN 55 superyacht tender is the possibility for al-fresco dining with a table seating up to 8 guests. There is an open kitchen with appliances to prepare delicious meals on deck. Mid-ship layout is carefully designed to make sure that guests can interact regardless of whether they are at helm or cooking.

Mega yacht tender ALEN 55

Mega yacht tender ALEN 55

The comfortable aft sunbathing area can be easily covered with additional sun awning, providing a shaded area when needed. The awning is secured by two carbon poles set into the bulwark. Custom-made anchor operates with a hidden push button from the dashboard.

Yacht tender ALEN 55

Yacht tender ALEN 55

The interior boasts lovely teak flooring, leather wall panels and lacquered surfaces, resulting in a warm and inviting ambiance. the general arrangements and the furnishings are customisable to owner wishes, thanks to the boat’s large interior volume.

Interior of the mega yacht tender ALEN 55

Interior of the mega yacht tender ALEN 55

The saloon has custom-made sofa which can be converted into a double berth for additional overnight guests, if required. Cabins have a generous storage space and there is a selection of lighting options that can be changed depending on your mood. The glass divider provides the aft cabin with light and depth.

Interior of ALEN 55

Interior of ALEN 55

Yacht Tender ALEN 55 - bathroom

Yacht Tender ALEN 55 – bathroom

Alen Yacht have previously delivered a beautiful ALEN 55 tender to the outstanding Perini Navi charter yacht PANTHALASSA … you can read the article here.

SPECIFICATIONS

Overall length 16.80 M

Max beam 4.80 M

Draft .82 M

Material Full Composite w/AIREX core

Displacement 21 Tons

Fuel capacity 2500 L

Fresh water capacity 500 L

Black water capacity 117 L

Grey water capacity 77 L

Generator 8 KW Whisper Power

Engines 2 x 800 HP D13 VOLVO

Max. speed 35 Knots

Cruising speed 30 Knots

Range 280 NM

CE certificate Category “B”

Gear Box ZF 325 IV

Ratio 2.037/1

People on board 16

Interior Design Alen Yacht

Williams Jet Tenders delivers new Dieseljet 625 T/T ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ Superyacht BLUSH

August 06, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Williams Jet Tenders, the world’s leading jet tender builder, has successfully delivered the all-new Dieseljet 625 T/T ‘Sunseeker 155 Yachtsuperyacht BLUSH. Owned by Formula One’s Eddie Jordan, luxury motor yacht BLUSH was launched by the prestigious British shipyard Sunseeker last year. The tender has been designed and built to beautifully match to BLUSH, boasting a striking ice-blue hull and a unique interior with luxurious design features, incorporating shades of greys, greens and blues.

'Sunseeker 155 Yacht' Superyacht BLUSH

‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ Superyacht BLUSH

Eddie Jordan commented: “I have always been impressed with the Williams tenders and am delighted with the Dieseljet 625 that has been created for BLUSH. It needed to be a reliable, dry riding and safe performance watersports workhorse and the 625 completely fits the bill.”

Dieseljet 625 TT ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH

Dieseljet 625 T/T ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ motor yacht BLUSH

The Williams Jet Tenders team has teamed up with Sunseeker to create the Dieseljet 625 T/T luxury yacht BLUSH. Working with Holmes Interiors, the tender matches BLUSH with beautiful silver and ice blue fabrics and finishes. The team also assisted with the development of the garaging for the tender, which includes a single point lift system fitted to the Dieseljet.

The Dieseljet 625 tender has been custom made to fit the ‘Sunseeker 155 Yacht’ super yacht BLUSH and complement the superyacht aesthetically, and Eddie is thrilled with the finished product: “I know exceptional performance when I see it, and that’s exactly what Williams has delivered.”

More charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Delivery of new unique Limousine Tender to 68m Lurssen Mega Yacht GLOBAL (ex Kismet)

June 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Xtenders and Vripack have successfully delivered the all-new unique Limousine Tender to the 68m Lurssen mega yacht GLOBAL (ex Kismet). Built to the highest level of modern carbon pre-impregnated construction, the modern 8-metre carbon fibre tender can comfortably host 10 guests and a crew of 2 members.

New Xtender 8.0 Limousine Tender to the 68m Lurssen superyacht GLOBAL (ex Kismet)

New Xtender 8.0 Limousine Tender to the 68m Lurssen superyacht GLOBAL (ex Kismet)

Designed to match the styling as well as quality of finish of superyacht GLOBAL, the Limousine Tender boasts a fully custom interior, mainly defined by the off-white Bentley stitched leather seats and matt finished dark woods.

The all-new Limousine Tender to GLOBAL yacht mixes up excellent performance and maximum comfort. Its light weight results in high speed, easy handling and manoeuvrability, as well as a reduction in engine size, lower fuel consumption and noise levels. These advantages allow the tender to achieve an exhilarating maximum speed of 40 knots.

Xtender 8.00 Limousine TT Motor Yacht GLOBAL - Interior

Xtender 8.00 Limousine T/T Motor Yacht GLOBAL – Interior

Sam Mandeno, Chief Officer of motor yacht GLOBAL, comments: “The Limousine Tender has a distinctive look which is both unique and modern. Everybody on the crew has been blown away by how she looks and above all how she performs.”

More about the 68m GLOBAL Yacht

Originally launched by the premier German shipyard Lurssen in 2007, the 68-metre super yacht GLOBAL (ex Kismet, Project Falcon, hull 13641) has been superbly penned by Espen Oeino, with interior design by Reymond Langton. She can accommodate a total number of 12 guests in supreme comfort and luxury. There are 6 lavish cabins, including a gorgeous master cabin, one VIP cabin, as well as four double guest cabins, plus accommodation for a numerous crew of 22 members, sleeping in 10 crew cabins.

Lurssen-refitted 68m mega yacht Global (ex Kismet) - Photo by Giovanni Romero

Lurssen-refitted 68m mega yacht Global (ex Kismet) – Photo by Giovanni Romero

In 2014, luxury yacht GLOBAL underwent a major refit, performed by her home yard. The hull has been given a new lease of life with a fabulous light grey colour and tremendous shine. Furthermore, her helicopter deck has been enhanced, and is now notably larger and safer for regular helicopter operations. The larger helipad was built at Lurssen and incorporates lighting as well as hinged railings.

Further charter yachts built by Lurssen.