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Resounding success for Azimut and Ferretti Group at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The results of the World Yachts Trophies 2017 have been announced on the penultimate day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, and both Azimut and Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Custom Line) have received numerous accolades for this year’s builds, earning 4 awards and five awards respectively.

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Held at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, the glamorous evening celebrated the most innovative, high quality, high performance luxury yachts to enter the market over the 2016/2017 period.

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

In addition to the 4 awards won by Azimut, they also received a special acknowledgement for their continued attendance from the inaugural Cannes Yachting Festival held 40 years before.

Ferretti Group in particular has much to celebrate, putting in an impressive turnout of 24 models from 8-37 metres in length at the Cannes Yachting Festival and taking Best Shipyard of the Year along with 4 other awards.

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

Results:

Best Shipyard of the Year – Ferretti Group

Most Innovative: Up to 24m – Absolute Yachts (Navetta 73)

Most Achieved: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 27 Metri)

Most Achieved: 50-80ft Riva/Ferretti Group(50-80ft – Riva 56′ Rivale)

Best Technology Evolution – Azimut (Azimut S7)

Best Interior Design: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 35 Metri)

Best Interior Design: 50-80ft – Ferretti Yachts/Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts 780)

Best Layout: 164-270ftCRN/Ferretti Group (Cloud 9)

Best Layout: 50-80ft – Azimut (Azimut 60)

Best Exterior Design: 80-125ftCustom Line/Ferretti Group (Custom Line Navetta 33)

Best Exterior Design: 50-80ftFairline Yachts (Targa 63 GTO)

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.

In Pictures: The Winners of the Boat International Media’s ShowBoats Design Awards 2017

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Boat International MediaShowBoats Design Awards aims to honour the best-of-the-best design ideas in the super yachting industry. A large number of world-renowned designers and shipbuilders, along with young and inspiring yacht designers participate in the event each year to join in the glamour and celebration. This year the winners of the Boat International Medias ShowBoats Design Awards brought home the Gold Neptune Trophies, with some of them winning multiple awards in various categories. Here are the designers who have made a great impression on the yachting industry:

1. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht above 48m

Superyacht Joy 70m was launched in 2016 and built by Feadship. Her exterior design is by Bannenberg & Rowell and CharterWorld was the first ever to organise a yacht charter holiday on the yacht.

Yacht JOY Aft View - Copyright Feadship

Yacht JOY Aft View – Copyright Feadship

2. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht below 48m

Wider 150 motor yacht Genesi 47m was built be Wider Yachts. She boasts an extremely elegant design by Fulvio De Simoni.

GENESI-by-Wider

GENESI-by-Wider

 3. Best Exterior Design & Styling Award – Sailing Yacht

My Song 39.6m is a 130 Custom high-performance sailing yacht built by Baltic Yachts. Her award-winning exterior styling is by Nauta Design.

My Song - Nauta Yacht

My Song – Nauta Yacht

4.  Best Interior Layout & Design – Motor Yacht above 500GT

Luxury superyacht Cloudbreak 72.3m is a magnificent vessel in the yacht fleet of Abeking & Rasmussen. Thanks to her interior designer Christian Liaigre, Cloudbreak has won the best interior layout and design award.

Cloudbreak. photo by Christopher Scholey

Cloudbreak. photo by Christopher Scholey

 5. Best Interior Layout & Design – Motor Yacht below 500GT

The 39-metre motor yacht Sexy Fish is a beautiful vessel, constructed by the Turkish shipyard, Tansu Yachts. Interior Design: Tansu

Yacht Sexy Fish by Tansu Yachts. Photo credit Ercan Koca

Yacht Sexy Fish by Tansu Yachts. Photo credit Ercan Koca

6.  Best Interior Layout & Design – Sailing Yacht

Sybaris 70m is a stunning performance-orientated ketch by Perini Navi. Best interior layout and design in sailing yacht category went to her interior designer PH Design.

Sybaris Perini Navi

Sybaris Perini Navi

7. Best Naval Architecture – Displacement Motor Yacht

Galactica Super Nova 70m by Heesen Yachts. Naval architect: Van Oossanen & Heesen Yachts.

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica Super Nova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

 8. Best Naval Architecture – Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yacht

With the launch in 2016, the first SD35 motor yacht GIPSY is a beautiful 35-metre all-aluminum semi-custom vessel, built by the Genoa-based shipyard, Otam Yachts. Naval architect: Umberto Tagliavini

GIPSY - Otam Yachts

GIPSY – Otam Yachts

 

 9. Best Naval Architecture – Sailing Yacht

The breath-taking 85-metre sailing yacht AQUIJO (Hull Y711/Hull 3069, Project 85) by Oceanco and Vitters is a massive all-aluminium ketch-rigged vessel, with the launch in 2015.  Naval architect: Bill Tripp

AQuiJo yacht Photo by Stuart Pearce

AQuiJo yacht Photo by Stuart Pearce

10. Most Innovative Motor Yacht

Genesi 47m by Wider received the highest possible score from RINA for her class leading low levels of noise and vibration. The fantastic group of professionals and designers worked on the construction of Genesis: her Naval architecture is by Fulvio de Simoni / Wider Engineering & Sydac, interior design is by Ideaeitalia and exterior styling is a work of Fulvio de Simoni.

GENESI-aft-view

GENESI-aft-view

 11. Most Innovative Sailing Yacht

One of her innovative features includes an all-carbon versatile rig that can set a pin head main for cruising or a square-top offering more sail area for racing. My Song 39.6m by Baltic Yachts was designed by Nauta design, who also took care of her interior. Reichel-Pugh Yacht Design was responsible for the yacht’s naval architecture.

My Song by Baltic Yachts

My Song by Baltic Yachts

 12. Best Lighting Design

Lighting Specialist of Perini Navi 70m Sybaris, PH Design in collaboration with Lindsey Edelman, received the Gold Neptune Trophies for the best lighting design. More photos here.
Mega yacht SYBARIS - Master Cabin - Photo by PH Design

Mega yacht SYBARIS – Master Cabin – Photo by PH Design

13. Best Recreational Lifestyle Design Feature – Wellness Centre

 Watch the video of PLVS VLTRA 74m by Amels. Her interior designer is bespoke Winch Design.

14. Tender & Support Vessel Design

9.5 Limousine by Cockwells. Interior design: Cockwells & Exterior styling: Andrew Wolstenholme
Limousine Tender by Cockwells

Limousine Tender by Cockwells

 15. Newcomer of the Year

PH Design received the “Newcomer of the year” award for designing yacht Sybaris by Perini Navi. This is the third trophy awarded to Sybaris at the Boat International Media’s ShowBoats Design Awards 2017. 

 Luxury yacht SYBARIS - Main Saloon - Photo by PH Design


Luxury yacht SYBARIS – Main Saloon – Photo by PH Design

 

Sailing Yacht Sybaris wins 3 Gold Neptune Trophies at 2017 the Superyacht Design Awards

February 07, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Great news comes from Kitzbuhel, where the 2017 Superyacht Design Awards took place yesterday evening. The 70-metre sailing yacht Sybaris won 3 trophies in the following categories:

»The Best Interior Layout & Design

»The Best Lighting Design

»Newcomer of the Year

Sybaris Perini Navi

Sybaris Perini Navi

For the Miami based interior designers, Peter Hawrylewicz and Ken Lieber, it was a particularly momentous occasion as Sybaris marked their first foray in yachting.

“I am delighted that the extraordinary work that realised a dream was recognised by the design community, as a unique work of art that has inspired and delighted others.” – the owner of Sybaris, Bill Duker.

“Delivering this splendid jewel has been a great achievement for Perini Navi. This has happened during an important time of re-design of our organisation that has proven once again the excellent quality of the passionate group of people who are the backbone of our company.  I extend a special thank you to Mr Bill Duker for his insightful introduction of PH Design, who have shown the world their unique skills applied to yacht interior design,” – Fabio Bosch, Chairman of Perini Navi.

Sailing Yacht Sybaris was launched in Italy by the world-renowned yacht builder Perini Navi. The builder is also known for their bespoke superyachts, such as 88m Maltese Falcon, 60m Seahawks and 56m Panthalassa. Philippe Briand, in collaboration with Perini Navi’s in-house team worked on the naval architecture of Sybaris.

Although sailing yacht Sybaris is not available for charter, there is a selection of other incredible yachts by Perini Navi, which you can charter in various locations in the world. Contact your preferred charter broker now for more information.

 

A Day in the Life of the Superyacht Builder Baglietto

December 04, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Baglietto is not only staying up to date with the latest world trends but is also setting up new trends in the super yachting industry. The bespoke shipyard found a great way to take us on a virtual tour on board the latest addition to its fleet, 46m Fast, by participating in the Mannequin Challenge. This viral video trend has hit the web gaining enormous numbers of followers and participants. By the way, the superyacht 46m Fast shown in the video is now a finalist of the ShowBoats Design 2017 in the category “Best Exterior Design & Styling – Motor Yacht below 48m”. Watch this amazing video by Baglietto and follow #YachtingMannequinChallenge:

Baglietto is a prominent yacht building company, which received an international recognition for some stunning yacht design concepts. Some of those amazing yachts are available for charter right now. If you would like to secure a Baglietto yacht please contact your preferred broker at CharterWorld for the best advice and highly professional service.

The Greatest Yacht Designers: Stefano Righini

November 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Azimut Benetti Yachts proudly announces that the company’s leading designer Stefano Righini has been appointed by the Altagamma Foundation to the Altagamma Honorary Council as an Italian Ambassador of creative excellence. The naval architect has been working for a very long time with Azimut Benetti Group, and has designed some of the group’s distinguished collections of yachts. Among the most stunning superyachts, there are More 45m, Andiamo 36.6m, Mama Mia 36.58mAzimut77S 23.6m and Beverley 37m

Stefano Righini (left) with Paolo Vitelli, Azimut|Benetti Chairman

Stefano Righini (left) with Paolo Vitelli, Azimut|Benetti Chairman

“Stefano Righini is not only a leading naval designer, as demonstrated by over 5,500 boats on the water that bear his name,” Group Chairman Paolo Vitelli comments with satisfaction, “but also the prime mover behind the most important light and space revolutions in yacht interiors over the last 20 years. Stefano has left an unmistakable imprint on his designs, making an important contribution to our Group’s growth and leadership”.

Azimuth 77S Designed by Righini

Azimut 77S Designed by Righini

 

BEVERLEY

BEVERLEY

Righini has also brought some important design ideas to construction of yachts: a transformation of portholes into large windows integrated in the hull, design concepts of Benetti coupe, sport fly and trawler models.

Azimut Benetti Group is a bespoke ship building company, which focuses on design and innovation. The appointment of Stefano Reigning as an Italian Ambassador of the creative excellence adds to the group’s reputation as being a world-recognised yacht builder delivering creativity and elegance in its yachts.

A large selection of Azimut and Benetti yachts is available for charter. If you require any further information or would like to secure a luxury yacht for charter please contact your preferred broker for the best advice and unbiased service.

 

Feadship Mega Yacht SAVANNAH Winner at ISS Awards

November 17, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The striking 83,5-metre mega yacht SAVANNAH is the proud winner of the prestigious International Superyacht Society award in the Best Power 65m+ category, underlining her exceptional beauty, striking design as well as the quality of craftsmanship carried out by the Dutch builder Feadship. This award is a result of a fantastic collaboration between her visionary owner, the shipyard and CGDesign, creating the world’s first hybrid motor-megayacht.

SAVANNAH BY FEADSHIP

SAVANNAH BY FEADSHIP

SAVANNAH shone at the recently held Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the awards were part of an extraordinary week, where the yacht attracted plenty of attention with her Sea Foam green coating (she is the largest object ever given a metallic paint livery) and sweeping exterior lines. Lucky guests invited aboard were able to admire her many unique features, including the semi-submerged Nemo room.

ISS AWARDS - SAVANNAH by Feadship wins

ISS AWARDS – SAVANNAH by Feadship wins

Photos of the Week: ISS Awards

November 07, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The Winners of the 2016 Design & Leadership were announced at the 26th Anniversary of International Superyacht Society. International Superyachts Society is an organisation that insures sustainability and excellence in the Global Superyachting Industry. The winners in 8 various categories are:

Best Interior: Narvalo 33.1m by Nauta Yachts

S/Y Narvalo

S/Y Narvalo

Best Power 65m+: Savannah 83.5m by Feadship

M/Y Savannah at the FLIBS2016

M/Y Savannah at the FLIBS2016. Photo Credit Ron Rafferty

Best Power 40-65m: Atlante 55m by CRN

S/Y Atlante

S/Y Atlante

Best Power 24-40: Ironman 38m by Benetti

Ironman by Benetti

S/Y Ironman by Benetti

Best Refit: Falcon Lair 68m Composite Works/Feadship

Falcon Liar. Photo credit Christo303

S/Y Falcon Liar. Photo credit Christo303

First PYC (Passenger Yacht Code): Equanimity 91.5m by Oceanco

S/Y Equanimity

S/Y Equanimity

Best Sail 40m+: Unfurled 46m by Vitters Shipyard

S/Y Unfurled. Photo credit Stuart Pearce

S/Y Unfurled. Photo credit Stuart Pearce

Best Sail 24-40m: Nikata 35m by Baltic Yachts

S/Y Nikata

S/Y Nikata

Galactica Super Nova wins awards at Monaco Yacht Show 2016

October 14, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Galactica Super Nova has proven her pedigree at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show by winning awards in the Best Exterior Design category and Finest New Superyacht category. Heesen‘s largest yacht to date at 70m, Galactica Super Nova is a paragon of the values behind modern design; combining brightly lit and wide open spaces with striking dark accents, and simplicity and efficiency within functionality.

As the winner of the Best Exterior Design category, Heesen had to design above and beyond its competitors. Naval architect Van Dossanen and exterior designers Espen Øino International have joined natural elements into the structure both inside and out to create a liveable, natural space no matter where guests are aboard.

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‘It is no coincidence that many of the best shipyards in the world are found in Holland. Our passion for yacht building and commitment to quality is unrivalled. Heesen yachts are renowned for their innovative engineering and exceptional speed, range, stability and comfort. We build them entirely in-house out of the hardest steel and the strongest aluminium. And that is what makes us the world’s leading builder of high-performance yachts.’

From the beach club up to the sky deck, not a single metre of outdoor space is wasted and this rule is exemplified in the bridge deck’s generous foredeck, which can serve as a touch-and-go helipad, a sun bathing area during the day or an outdoor cinema come nightfall. The 4 x 2.25 metre portable screen is easily mounted onto removable carbon pillars for cutting-edge definition. Coupled with the impressive CAT Marine speakers, guests are treated to an immersive experience surrounded by the luscious backdrop of destinations such as the Mediterranean or the Caribbean.

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The 6 metre glass bottom panelled infinity pool acts as the centrepiece on the main deck: The waterfall cascades down from the deck above, catching the light as it falls and turning the main aft deck terrace into the perfect spot for meditation and relaxation day or night.

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As the sun sets, special occasions are brought to life through the water-proof sound system and creative LED lighting hidden along the deck and studding the ceiling like stars. Both audio-visula elements can be synchronised with the beach club on the deck below to keep the atmosphere flowing in both spaces.

GalacticaSuperNova_Guillaume Plisson

When superyacht Galactica Super Nova is stationary, the beach club is one of the most desirable locations aboard the whole vessel: body-moulding outdoor seating makes for a comfortable relaxation spot and the glass panels of the swimming pool overhead dapples the area with light to create a charming environment for drinks and conversation. The bridge deck aft terrace has everything a party of 12 would want for alfresco dining.

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Reminiscent to a lighthouse, the glass surrounds of the interior sundeck lead out onto the fore and aft decks without any interruption in internal/external flow. The sliding glass doors are little more than a barrier between the elements while enjoying the view of distant islands and cities, and guests will revel in the patter of rainfall during less clement weather as well as nights of open, starry skies.

Skydeck

The interior is just as finely considered: The Main saloon is partitioned into three sections to meet the owners’ utilisation: a conversation zone perfect for morning coffee with friends, a library with inset sofas opposite a built-in fireplace, and a formal dining area. Lacewood and contrasting wengé complete the elegant dining room set for 12 guests.

Galactica Super Nova’s interior layout has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, and 4 double cabins. To ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience, a crew of 16 can be accommodated onboard over 8 cabins.

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Luxury yacht Galactica Super Nova is as powerful as she is graceful – a factor which was most certainly taken into account when she won the Finest New Superyacht award. Capable of reaching a top speed of 30 knots, this aluminium displacement yacht is one of the fastest of her class anywhere in the world. Exceptional engineering has resulted in speed, distance of 4,000 miles and economical fuel consumption, adding the benefit of greater environmental friendliness.

Her displacement hull reduces resistance up to 20% and her fixed pitch propellers combined with a Rolls Royce central booster jet make her highly manoeuvrable in all sea conditions. Overall, another award-winning Heesen masterpiece that her owners can take pride in.