Amels Custom Project: the preview of Polaris 97m

September 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Another exciting development by Amels, the Dutch yacht builder, is being showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show. The new 97-metre superyacht project by Amels in collaboration with some excellent yacht will deliver a fully customised solution to its clients.

97-metre Polaris by Amels

97-metre Polaris by Amels

More details will be on the project Polaris will be announced at the Monaco Yacht Show during 28 September – 1 October 2016. Apart from showcasing the 97-metre Polaris, Amels will have its magnificent super yacht Elixir 55m on display at this years show.

Wider 150 “Genesi” receives the 2016 MYS/RINA Award at the Monaco Yacht Show Awards Ceremony

September 27, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Monaco Yacht Show seems to have attracted enormous interest form the yacht industry this year. Having gained outstanding reputation over the past few years,  this year’s even is highly anticipated. MYS has began with the MYS Award Ceremony, which has certainly brought a lot of pride and happiness to multi award winning Wider 150. Below is the press release from the MYS Awards Ceremony.

Press Release


It’s show time again in the yachting industry and WIDER are looking forward to attending the Monaco Yacht Show, from 28th September – 1st October, a spectacular location that is synonymous with the world of superyachts and the perfect setting to display the uniqueness of the WIDER SUPERYACHT and EXPRESS CRUISER DIVISIONS.

Ideally positioned at Quai Chicane C1, the WIDER 150 is accompanied by her two smaller siblings, as two WIDER 32 Express Cruisers will be visible around the Port Hercule during the Show. The remarkable design of the WIDER 150, which includes a 7m indoor/outdoor swimming pool, 75 square meter master stateroom, and her ability to run in near silence using only her batteries, has resulted in unprecedented levels of advance bookings to inspect the yacht.

WIDER 150 Genesi Photo by Jeff Brown

WIDER 150 Genesi Photo by Jeff Brown

Already a multi award winner at the World Superyachts Awards and the World Yachts Trophy, we were delighted to receive further recognition for the WIDER 150 at the MYS Awards Ceremony, held in the sumptuous surroundings of the historical Salle Belle Époque at the Hôtel Hermitage on the eve of the show. 350 high profile guests attended the event and witnessed “Genesi” receive the 2016 MYS/RINA Award. This prestigious trophy rewards the most eco-friendly superyacht exhibited at the show, whose construction complies with a series of performance specifications as defined by the Italian classification company RINA.

This has surpassed my expectations…this is now the fifth prestigious prize we have received for the WIDER 150…. And in the process we have beaten a number of more established shipyards. This is a team effort and would not be possible without the energy and passion of all involved with WIDER” – says Tilli Antonelli, WIDER founder and CEO.


Constructed entirely in aluminum to increase performance and allow for greater freedom and flexibility during the build process, the WIDER 150’s elegant silhouette was created by Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with Tilli Antonelli and the in-house WIDER design team.

A recent winner of the prestigious Neptune award within her category at the World Superyacht Awards 2016, GENESI received the highest possible rating from RINA, with a perfect score of 100/100, for her class leading low levels of noise and vibration, the first time that this has ever been awarded. “Comfort Class is granted to vessels with outstandingly low levels of noise and vibration on board, significantly below the average yacht. These measurements were, of course, certified by our experts who undertook these readings during extensive sea trials. Among the yachts we have certified to date, “Genesi” is undoubtedly the best” declares Fiorenzo Spadoni, RINA Manager Italy Yachting Centre.


Wider 150 “Genesi” and 32′ Rigit Tender. Proto by Jeff Brown


 GENESI provides a number of key features only usually found on larger vessels, which include, among others:

  1. A 90m2 Beach Club, including 7m pool – the biggest in its competitive set, a fantastic space, very much in vogue, but taken to the next level through the intelligent use of space and opening side hatches.
  2. Huge outdoor areas, totalling in excess of 350m2 (including the beach club).
  3. A 32’ Rigid Tender – unique in this size range, more usually only available on yachts of 65m+. This offers the owner additional freedom to enter small bays and creeks.
  4. 75m2 Owners Apartment, including a 5.6m2 sea terrace – Again, this is the biggest in class, meaning the owner can spend longer periods on board in greater comfort.
  5. An opening forward terrace– this gives the owner and guests total privacy at dock for al fresco dining or a spectacular position to relax while underway
  6. An ergonomically designed, wrap around, bridge with attached captain’s cabin
  7. Diesel Electric with Azimuthal pod Propulsion system coupled with 544kwh battery bank  – Proven technology in the commercial and military markets as well as very large yachts, the only yacht of its size with this type of propulsion system and battery storage.

Wider 150 “Genesi” 7m pool. Photo by Jeff Brown


Wider 150 “Genesi”. Photo by Jeff Brown

The advantages of this system over traditional propulsion include:

  • Ability to run solely on battery power for a full night or whilst using the beach club in complete silence –  no noise or smoke or smell, just the sound of the waves lapping up against the side of the hull
  • Flexibility of layout – no shafts, simply electric cables which link the power to the electric motors on the pods and supply all of the hotel systems. This has allowed for the engine room to be moved into the bow, liberating more usable space in the mid ships, which benefit the guest cabins.
  • Reduced noise and vibration – The source of noise (the generators) has been displaced into the bow, the Power management system optimises the use of one or more generators to ensure that never producing more power than required at any given moment and  electric motors are quieter meaning  significant reduction in noise and vibration levels
  • Fuel Efficiency and thus extended cruising range – just 84 lt per hour at 10kts offering 4700 mile range
  • Shallow draft – 2m 20 – Allows access to more areas
  • Increased reliability – electric motors have less moving parts and are less prone to failure
  • Reduced maintenance – Because of the efficient use of the generators by the power management system, generator hours are reduced meaning that the time between overhaul is extended.


The traditional engine room has been replaced by two separate units; the Power Generator Room in the bow and a Technical Room with LiPo (Lithium polymer) battery pack in the stern. This leaves the noblest part of the vessel free for larger, more comfortable guest cabins located in the most stable part of the yacht.
The overall propulsion system is completely modular, so GENESI can cruise using only the battery packs, in ZEM (Zero Emission Mode), or with up to four inline diesel generators. This means it can cruise at a higher range of speeds while continuing to enjoy limited specific fuel consumption.
All onboard energy sources are controlled by the WIDER Power Management System, a smart and fully integrated system which controls the power supplied by the shore connection, the gen-set and the battery packs, distributing it between the hotel requirements, the propulsion system and the recharging of batteries, as required.
Our special partner in this project, and the supplier of our Power Management system, is the market-leading Emerson Industrial Automation.


Wider 150 “Genesi”. Photo by Jeff Brown


A range of 2 500 nm is offered at a cruising speed of 13 knots, increasing to 4 700 nm at the economical speed of 10 knots. The yacht has a maximum speed of 14.1 knots and can also run at 5 knots when solely using batteries in Zero Emission Mode.


Inside, the WIDER 150 offers all of the comforts an owner demands at home while at sea.

The elegant, contemporary interiors designed by Ideaeitalia include furniture and leather supplied by Poltrona Frau and fabrics by Gentili Mosconi Home with large floor to ceiling windows throughout the main and upper deck lounge areas permitting sunlight to flood in and provide panoramic views of the sea. The upper deck features a sky lounge and dining area with sliding doors to the outside that can be hidden from view allowing for an indoor/outdoor dining experience. On the main deck, the spacious main saloon is divided into two large living spaces, one for relaxing the second a formal dining area.

Wider 150 Genesi Interior Design. Photo by Jeff Brown

Wider 150 Genesi Interior Design. Photo by Jeff Brown

Forward of the saloon is the 75m² full-beam owner’s suite that can also be split into two distinct areas, separated by sliding doors, an office / study and sleeping quarters including walk-in wardrobe, a sizeable 5.6m² sea terrace, as well as bathroom with 3m shower and custom made wooden bathtub.

The guest accommodation is equally generous meaning the WIDER 150 is as well suited for charter as for the owner’s friends; this consists of four en-suite cabins, 2 VIP’s and 2 standard, one of the latter also including a Pullman berth for a child.

The WIDER 150 is built to comply with the latest standards (LY3) for crew. Four twin cabins, a sizeable cabin for the captain next to the wheelhouse, and an ample crew mess. A central corridor gives direct access to the engine room, located at the furthest point from the guest accommodation.

 Wider, Never Enough!

The Pinmar Golf Event 20 – 22 October

September 27, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Son Gual Golf is one of the most beautiful golf course in Mallorca is hosting another Pinmar Golf 2016 event this October. The Pinmar is now a well-known charity event in the superyacht industry. Previous success of the event has brought over 750,000 euros through Golf Charity Fund to a wide variety of charities.


Starting with Captain’s briefing at the Hotel OD Port Portals on 19 October, this year the event will offer a few days of golf, with teams of four in a Texas Scramble over four “shotgun” rounds on the 20 and 21 October. The exclusive invitation-only party will be held on Friday 21 October at Wellies Restaurant in Puerto Portals. The Awlgrip Prize-giving Gala dinner will take place at Pueble Español hosted by a special guest. The celebration will continue at Pacha Nightclub with one of a very famous DJs around the world – Pete Tong. The event authorities reassure that hundreds of superyacht crew, industry professionals and friends will enjoy the event in Mallorca’s luxury Son Gual Golf course.

New Partnership Announcement: Centrostiledesign and Sessa Marine

September 27, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Recent Cannes Yachting Festival has surely become an outstanding event in the yacht industry this year, where a number of announcements were made, generating publicity for some leading companies. The following press release is from Cannes Yacht Festival.


Centrostiledesign Alongside Sessa Marine: the Company Led by Davide Cipriani Will Design New Yachts of the Historic Italian Shipyard

The new partnership was formed with the new Fly 21 metre project presented at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival: a yacht with sporty lines and great liveability owing to the distinctive gullwing side openings.

Mordano (Bo) 26 September 2016 – One of the most interesting news items on the international nautical scene announced at the recent Cannes Yachting Festival is undoubtedly the new partnership between Centrostiledesign, the dynamic company specialised in planning and design services, and a historical name in the world of boating, Sessa Marine, the Italian shipyard well-known worldwide for its innovative yachts.

The collaboration sees the company led by Davide Cipriani become official designer of the shipyard, for which it will design the new yacht lines. This partnership places one of the world’s most important builders of vessels up to 24 metres long side by side with a young but solid company that is a rare example on the international scene in terms of know-how, number of employees and variety of services.

The first result of this synergy is the new Fly 21 metre of Sessa Marine, which previewed at the Cannes show. It is a vessel in which sporty lines inspired by the automotive world blend together with a great liveability unusual for models of this type. This is especially due to the two gullwing side openings, one of the most distinctive elements of the project. Distinguishing the entire yacht are the attention paid to natural light and its utilisation, where the spaces appear to be managed in a manner similar to that of the large yachts, as is confirmed by the insertion of the sun pad and the bow dinette (see the official video of the yacht:


Sessa Marine Fly 21


Sessa Marine Fly 21


Sessa Marine Fly 21

The Fly 21 metres, for which Centrostiledesign also oversaw the engineering design aspects, is the first step of a collaboration that will continue with the development of new lines and models, starting with two s64- and 55-foot shuttles. These projects promise to be as revolutionary and unconventional, demonstrating Sessa Marine’s strong desire for modernisation.

Centrostiledesign emerges from the union of two companies boasting 25 years of history: Studio Ti (technological partner of companies in the industrial, transport and earthmoving fields) and Centro Stile, a planning and design company in the nautical sector with a customer base that includes the top names of the shipbuilding industry. Led by Davide Cipriani, today it is a company able to interpret the challenges of the market while at the same time ensure high quality standards and provide its customers with an extremely complete and well-structured chain of services including concept, design, engineering, fluid dynamic and structural calculations, construction of production models, moulds and scale models, and technical documentation.


The New Zen 80m Concept: Selecting Preferred Areas on Board

September 27, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The owner’s vision has become a central part of the new project Zen 80m. Talented team of Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Feadship have been working closely on their latest concept, prioritising a requirement of the owner – elimination of “unused” space. Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design previous clients’ feedback and Feadship’s vision for the future design have come to an agreement. Consequently, the idea of developing a two-deck design, providing interior space over full length of the bridge deck and main deck came to life. 


Zen 80m Two-deck Design Concept

The super yacht features only one common lounge on board. The space for all dining, lounging, sleeping and entertainment is located along from fore to aft. The 12.8-metres beam and 13-metres long lounge eliminate wedding-cake-like look of the yacht’s decks.


Custom made design concept by Fedship & Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design – the new Zen 80m

Despite having all preferred areas just over two decks, the design concepts allows intimate atmosphere and and a nearly full-beam relaxation area. Owner’s stateroom, lounge and office have full height glass facades, which offer a extensive view of the ocean. Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows enlighten the space and open incredible views. Interior design incorporates custom furnishing and decor items, including material, such as teak and sandstone to stay within the warm tones of the “Zen” concept. The vessel accommodates eight to ten guests and twenty-one to twenty-five crew members.


Zen 80m Interior design

The beach club could be transformed into a larger area by unfolding two large platforms, offering access to and from the water.


Bow of Zen 80m


Beach Club Zen 80m

If you are interested to know more about Feadship yachts or would like to charter one please contact our brokers for superior service and assistance with your ideal yacht holiday.

Project Thunderbolt adds to Tansu’s reliability and strength

September 27, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

While being involved in developing four outstanding projects, Tansu receives an order for a new 39m Cuda Class superychat, Project Thunderbolt. 

Project Thunderbolt by Tansu

Project Thunderbolt by Tansu

Tansu’s previous project Sexy Fish, a 39.3m semi-displacement super yacht has just had a great success after its launch. Stunning exterior and interior deign concept developed by Naval Architecture and engineering by Diana Yacht Design has transformed the vessel into a treasure with some outstanding performance. The same designers and engineers team has been assigned to work on Project Thunderbolt, which is promised to become another strong and reliable concept.

Sexy Fish 39.3m Photo Credit: Ercan Koca

Sexy Fish 39.3m Photo Credit: Ercan Koca

Little is know about Project Thunderbolt at present, however from the first photo of the design it is clear that it will have an edgy-sharp look as the other super yacht So’Mar by Tansu.

So'Mar 37.9m Superyacht by Tansu

So’Mar 37.9m Superyacht by Tansu

Innovative approach at Designing Explorer Yacht Concept

September 26, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

80m sail-assisted exploration yacht design project has been recently presented by Oliver Stacey Design and BMT Nigel Gee. The project has been give the name “Project Norse”, which stands out by featuring extensive range and endurance, high degree of manoeuvrability and high degree of self-sustainability, allowing yachting to the most remote areas, including both Poles. Here is the press release announcing the Project Norse concept.

Press Release

Project Norse – Breaking the Mould of the Traditional Explorer Yacht

Oliver Stacey Design, in collaboration with BMT Nigel Gee, is pleased to present Project Norse, an 80m sail-assisted exploration yacht. The concept details a rugged trans-oceanic exploration vessel, capable of voyaging to both Poles, crossing any ocean and taking in the most awe-inspiring destinations.

The two companies came together with the brief to present a fresh interpretation of the explorer vessel genre and develop a concept designed for maximum self-sustainability, global range and minimal environmental impact.


Project Norse: an 80m sail-assisted exploration yacht


“When we were initially looking for a conceptual thread for the design, I had recently seen the Viking Voyagers exhibition at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth”, explains designer Oliver Stacey. “The extensive range and endurance of the longboat. The adventuring spirit of the Vikings. The use of sail as a secondary power source. These are the inspirational reference points which led to the development of Project Norse.”

Norse is designed around a sail assisted hybrid propulsion system. “We thought long and hard about hybrid, and how such a system might help us achieve our goals for the project.” says BMT Nigel Gee’s Yacht Design Director, James Roy. “Despite outward appearances, this is not a sailing yacht; at a time when hybrid is a buzz word in our industry, we couldn’t move away from the unmistakable truth that sail assistance is the ultimate hybrid. The final configuration makes use of a hybrid diesel electric / diesel mechanical (CODAE / CODOE) with sail assist.”

The yacht’s simple, low-aspect sail plan features three identical wing masts, in combination with matched in-boom furling mainsails. This configuration maximises reliability and flexibility, while requiring minimum crew effort in deployment, operation and recovery. It is anticipated that the sail-assist mode will be utilised for the majority of the yacht’s passage making and that, under optimum conditions, power can be regenerated through the trailing shaft-lines to battery storage.

With a profile inspired by the longboat, Norse offers unprecedented access to shallow water for a yacht of this size. The vessel’s long and robust keel flat, with shallow draft coupled with a high degree of manoeuvrability, means she can access secluded anchorages normally considered off-limits to a yacht of 80m.

Norse is configured to act as an activity basecamp for a wide range of sea, land and air based activities, including heli-skiing, ski-touring, mountaineering, diving, water sports and aerial exploration. A robust gantry crane provides reliable launching and recovery of a wide range of vehicles including a seaplane of up to 12m wingspan. The extensive tender garage deploys an array of support vessels and adventure vehicles including a landing craft, ATV, submarine and snow mobiles. With extensive stores and provisioning capacity, and a range extended by sail assistance, the vessel can operate in regions with limited or no support infrastructure for extended durations.


Project Norse: an 80m sail-assisted exploration yacht


In line with the vessel’s long-range and extended self-sustainability, Norse is built to Ice Class 1d and complies with Category C requirements of the Polar Code. Allowing operation in light ice conditions, this capability permits summer operation in the Polar Regions for specific routes of interest, including the Antarctic Peninsula, Arctic Svalbard and Greenland.

Despite its explorative purpose, internally Norse offers a social living environment with an informal layout; the owner lives close to family members and guests, who share large open-plan spaces. Smaller intimate spaces provide privacy and quiet when required.

If you are interested in explorer super yachts you can find more information and how to charter them here. Contact our team for more advice today.

Cruise Costa Rica aboard Chasing Daylight

September 26, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele



40m/130ft superyacht CHASING DAYLIGHT (Ex.BELIEVE) is now available for charter in Costa Rica. Built by Westport Yachts in 2005 and last refitted in 2013, luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT presents an immaculate appearance with all the amenities and comforts that put the finishing touches on a spectacular getaway break.

Modern furnishings in silver and blue match timeless wooden panelling to create a functional and elegant main saloon that suits formal occasions as much as everyday fun and relaxation. The formal dining area seats 10 guests for sumptuous dining in the brightly lit interior surrounded by large glass panels running both sides of the room.

Luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Main saloon

Luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT – Main saloon

Glass doors lead out onto the aft deck where guests can enjoy alfresco dining and see the striking colours of the tropical sunrise or watch the stars come out at the end of the day. Take in the sunny afternoons in Costa Rica from the large Jacuzzi ideally situated on the foredeck.

Motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Foredeck Jacuzzi

Motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT – Foredeck Jacuzzi

During the nighttime there is no end of entertainment on offer before bed; the Skylounge is equipped with a 63″ home theatre as well as an XBox and Wii console for individual and group gaming. If work calls, there is also a dedicated office space hidden away in the sky lounge as well.

There are no end of water toys within luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT‘s toy chest:

  • 3 x 3-seater Waverunners
  • 2 x F5 Seabobs
  • 2 x 1-person kayaks
  • 2 x stand-up Paddleboards
  • 1 x Wake board
  • Water skis
  • Inflatables
  • Fishing (including spear fishing) equipment
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Beach games

The two tenders make travelling to the best fishing spots and beaches effortless, giving you the time to focus on what really matters about your experience and your destination. If the on land and water adventures haven’t tired you out, the gym has enough equipment to wear you out before bedtime.

Up to 10 guests can comfortably sleep aboard during charter in her 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. With a capacity for 7 crew, your worries will ease away whilst every detail is taken care of during your luxury charter.

Luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT - Master suite

Luxury yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT – Master suite

With a cruising speed of 20 knots and an impressive maximum speed of 26 knots, superyacht CHASING DAYLIGHT will give you the opportunity to see more of the natural treasures that form Costa Rica and the Caribbean as a whole during your break.



Motor yacht CHASING DAYLIGHT is available for charter from €95,000 per week plus expenses. Book your charter to the Caribbean for an exotic adventure in one of the sunniest regions in the world. Contact CharterWorld today.

Inspired by Marine World: New Dart 65

September 26, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Royal Huisman has recently unveiled a new addition to its portfolio: inspired by marine world, specifically by the shape of whales and dolphins – new motor yacht Dart 65. Dart concept has developed subtly since its first introduction at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013. Continuos research and development of engineering and style ideas have brought to life the new motoryacht Dart 65 this year, which will be showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. 

Dart 65 is project of talented Andrew Winch Designs together with Royal Huisman and Azul Naval Architects. The idea behind creating a unique design was dolphin’s shape: the arc of the yacht reminds of an art of a leaping dolphin, long bows reflects the smoothness of a dolphin, the radar represents a fin and the mast is inspires by a shape of dolphin’s tail.


Dart series’ little sister Dart 65


Dart 65 offers lounges on all three decks

The new yacht will possess the best and eye-catchy features of her sister Dart 80, offering a full-beam lounge on the main deck and an owner’s spacious stateroom with panoramic view. Full-heigh windows in the main lounge create an inviting atmosphere to enjoy time spent on the yacht.  All three decks of the yacht have  large stunning lounges providing plenty of space for relaxation, with an option of having a hot tub situated on the foredeck. Six stylishly designed cabins accommodate 12 guests, attended by 16 crew members.


Dart series: Dart 80, which was revealed 3 years ago at Monaco Yacht Show in 2013

If you would like to charter any Royal Huisman yachts please contact our team at CharterWorld.

“Designed by the Sea” New Itama 62

September 25, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Itama, a well-known company, which has gained great reputation for manufacturing stunning open yachts for over 40 years, is proud to announce a new addition to its fleet: Itama 62. Itama has unveiled “a new version of a timeless classic” at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. This luxury open yacht has unique and inimitable features “designed by the sea”, Mediterranean soul and smooth and sporty lines. Customisation of the interior, layout of the foredeck and colour and of the hull could be performed to best reflect owners requirements and taste.


Itama became a brand of the Ferretti Group in 2004, which has gained leadership in the pleasure boat industry. Ferretti Group, one of the leading design companies has a wide portfolio of prestigious and exclusive brands with a wide range of available boats, such as flybridge, runabouts open coupé, lobster boats and maxi and megayachts. The new Itama 62 is another stunning luxury open yacht that will surely capture attention of yachting enthusiasts.

Here is a video of new Itama 62.

If you would like to charter a open style sports yacht or any other yacht please get in touch with our team at CharterWorld.