Striking 33m Pershing 108 Yacht

June 09, 2015

Beautifully designed by Fulvio de Simoni of Ital Projects, the striking 33-metre Pershing 108 yacht was unveiled by Pershing Yachts, brand of the Ferretti Group, as the first three-engine model, focusing on ecology whilst still maintaining excellent performance. The shipyard has recently launched the third Pershing 108 superyacht, representing an amazing combination of versatility, innovation and technology. Below is a video showing this eye-catching vessel, made by ‘perfect’.

More info and images on Pershing.

Sale of New Perini Navi 60m Series Sailing Yacht Hull #3

June 09, 2015

Following the recent delivery of the 60m luxury yacht Perseus^3, Perini Navi is proud to announce the sale of the third 60m sailing yacht from their highly successful performance oriented Series of Blue Water Sailing Yachts, developed to provide maximum comfort, safety and beautiful accommodations enclosed within a gross tonnage of under 500 GT. The new 60m Perini Navi mega yacht Hull #3 is a beautiful all-aluminium ketch, due to be delivered in 2017.

Beautiful 60m Series Superyachts by Perini Navi under sail

Beautiful 60m Series Superyachts by Perini Navi under sail

The new 60m Perini Navi superyacht Hull #3 boasts innovative sleek hull lines and technological solutions guaranteeing speed and performance under sail, just like the two previous 60m vessels handed over in the past 2 years.

Created by the yard’s in-house design team, the 60m Series naval architecture is optimized in partnership with Ron Holland. It boasts the latest generation of Perini Navi Sail Handling System Technology.

60m Perini Navi mega yacht Perseus3 - Image by G. Sargentini

60m Perini Navi mega yacht Perseus3 – Image by G. Sargentini

Fabio Boschi, Chairman of Perini Navi, comments:It is with great pleasure that I announce the sale of our latest vessel. In a very competitive market situation for large sailing yachts,  this sale once again represents an impressive achievement for our Company, of which we are extremely proud.”

Burak Akgül, Managing Director of Sales, Marketing and Design, adds:As a further confirmation of our conviction in the value of the 60m Series, a fourth hull is already under construction on spec.” 

The current production plan of Perini Navi comprises the 70m ketch Sybaris, the 38m sloop C.2130, the 60m Series ketch Hull #3, as well as the 60m Series Hull #4.

Additional charter yachts built by Perini Navi.

Launch of New 31m Motor Yacht by Hyundai Yachts

June 09, 2015

The all-new 31-metre motor yacht has recently hit the water at the Hyundai Yachts shipyard in Korea. The 31m Hyundai superyacht boasts stylish and elegant interiors, and is powered by twin MTU 16V2000M72 diesels. Below is a video showing this beauty, released by Hyundai Yachts.

Re-launch of Outstanding 70m Mega Yacht SIRAN at FEADSHIP

June 09, 2015

FEADSHIP has proudly announced the recent re-launch of the outstanding 70-metre mega yacht SIRAN (hull #643), following her nine-month refit at the shipyard’s facilities in Makkum, the Netherlands. The last of seven beautiful Feadships magnificently penned by the legendary Jon Bannenberg, luxury motor yacht SIRAN was originally launched in 1991, boasting such remarkable features as radically styled windows and the innovative tender positioning.

Newly refitted 70m Mega Yacht SIRAN

Newly refitted 70m Feadship Mega Yacht SIRAN

Superyacht SIRAN returned to her home yard in 2015 to be extended to 70 meters in length. Her sun deck was also refitted, in order to host a gym and an entertainment room.

Superyacht SIRAN - side view

Superyacht SIRAN – side view

Luxury motor yacht SIRAN

Luxury motor yacht SIRAN

The last refit of SIRAN superyacht included additional adaptations to her sun deck superstructure. More of the aft deck has been covered to offer better protection on windy days at sea. The composite sun deck roofing structure has been extended by around 2,5 metres, supported by aluminium side walls with pivoting glass windbreak panels in the same style as the existing sun deck side windows. In addition, some paintwork has been done on the hull, the new highly-skewed low noise propellers have been upgraded and two crew cabins have been rearranged to better sleep the junior crew onboard this striking vessel.

Super yacht SIRAN

Super yacht SIRAN

Further charter yachts built by Feadship

Gorgeous 46m Sanlorenzo Motor Yacht ACHILLES in Livorno, Italy

June 09, 2015

Yacht-spotter, Roberto Malfatti, has kindly provided us with the photos below of the gorgeous 46m motor yacht ACHILLES, moored in the port of Livorno, Italy on June 2, 2015. Launched by the prominent Italian builder Sanlorenzo in 2012, the 46Steel superyacht ACHILLES features naval architecture as well as exterior styling by the yard’s in-house team.

46Steel superyacht ACHILLES by Sanlorenzo in Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

46Steel superyacht ACHILLES by Sanlorenzo in Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

The stylish and elegant interiors of luxury yacht ACHILLES can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in 5 magnificent cabins, comprising a master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. The vessel also carries a crew of up to 9 members.

Superyacht ACHILLES - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht ACHILLES – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht ACHILLES - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury motor yacht ACHILLES – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Made of steel and aluminium, with teak decks, the 46Steel super yacht ACHILLES is driven by twin powerful Caterpillar 3512B DITA 2,040hp diesel engines, delivering her a top speed of 17 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 15 knots.

Luxury yacht ACHILLES - aft view - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury yacht ACHILLES – aft view – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

There are more charter yachts by SANLORENZO here.

Outstanding 60m AMELS LE 199 Mega Yacht EVENT

June 09, 2015

Damen Shipyards has shared through their YouTube channel an amazing video below of the outstanding 60-metre AMELS Limited Editions 199 semi-custom mega yacht EVENT, launched in 2013. A winner of the prestigious World Superyacht Award 2014, luxury motor yacht EVENT boasts radically modern exterior design by Tim Heywood, with fully customized interiors created by Laura Sessa.

AMELS LE199 superyacht EVENT can sleep up to 12 guests in maximum comfort and style, providing them with 6 beautifully appointed cabins. These include a lavish full-beam master suite on the main deck, two VIP cabins on the bridge deck, as well as a double cabin and two twin cabins, positioned on the lower deck.

The many fine features aboard the gorgeous 60m luxury yacht EVENT include a huge 23-meter sun deck with a comfortable enclosed lounge aft and a Spa Pool, a bridge deck with generous alfresco dining, a Touch & Go helicopter platform on the foredeck, as well as a central staircase that connects all levels from the lower deck up to the sun deck.

Further charter yachts built by Amels.

Sale of First 69m SEA AXE 6911 Yacht Support Vessel with Heli Hangar

June 09, 2015

Belonging to the successful Yacht Support range built by DAMEN in partnership with the prestigious Dutch superyacht manufacturer AMELS, the new SEA AXE 6911 yacht support vessel has been recently sold. The robust and highly innovative 69-metre luxury yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911 represents the first vessel in the Yacht Support range to boast the ultimate technical area for serious superyacht helicopter operations – a fully enclosed hangar beneath the LY3 / MCA fully certified helideck.

SEA AXE 6911 yacht support vessel and AMELS LE 272 superyacht

SEA AXE 6911 yacht support vessel and AMELS LE 272 superyacht

The new superyacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911 is currently in build at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands and due to be delivered in June 2016. The breath-taking SEA AXE 6911 represents the fifth purpose-built Yacht Support vessel to be delivered since DAMEN and AMELS introduced the ground-breaking new concept to the superyacht market in 2009.

Superyacht Support Vessel SEA AXE 6911

Superyacht Support Vessel SEA AXE 6911

Product Director, Mark Vermeulen, from the dedicated Yacht Support team at DAMEN, says the new SEA AXE 6911 superyacht support vessel is an evolution of the 67m SEA AXE 6711, including the previously delivered GARÇON yacht support vessel to the 87m Lurssen mega yacht ACE, as well as input from the client.

Mega Yacht Support Vessel SEA AXE 6911

Mega Yacht Support Vessel SEA AXE 6911

“In fact, the owner’s team came to us with a lot of client-specific customisations for what was then our 67-metre platform,” Mark Vermeulen explains. “They put a lot of thought into how the owner would like to operate the Yacht Support vessel in combination with the mother yacht. This has created new possibilities within the design, resulting in an extremely high-end yachting experience. Now we’ve put a lot of that client feedback into the updated design – the SEA AXE 6911.”

SEA AXE 6911 superyacht support vessel - Helicopter Hangar

SEA AXE 6911 superyacht support vessel – Helicopter Hangar

In addition to the helicopter hangar, the extended 69-metre platform also hosts a dedicated helicopter workshop below deck, a well-equipped dive centre, plus 250 square metres of deck space for tenders and toys, as well as 110 square metres of below deck storage. At approximately 1,200 gross tonnes, the 69m mega yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911 is also large enough to sleep 22 crew and staff, while cruising at 20 knots.

Luxury yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911- Helicopter Hangar

Luxury yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911- Helicopter Hangar

Based on DAMEN’s high-speed SEA AXE patrol and offshore supply vessels, the Yacht Support range is destined for demanding superyacht owners who take these purpose-built vessels all over the world carrying more toys, tenders, personnel, provisions, specialist gear and helicopters. Particularly for destinations with less developed infrastructure, these highly innovative vessels represent new possibilities for luxury yachting experiences and has undoubtedly generated considerable interest.

SEA AXE 6911 yacht support vessel - Helicopter Hangar

SEA AXE 6911 yacht support vessel – Helicopter Hangar

The impressive 85 meters long and 17 meters wide SEA AXE 8517 yacht support vessel has also been developed as a concept design, based on a DAMEN commercial offshore supply vessel platform. At 3,500 gross tonnes, this amazingly large size DAMEN Yacht Support vessel boasts a huge 550 square metre deck and can accommodate all tenders, toys, staff, relief crew, provisions, waste and provide security to the mothership. For 100-metre plus mega yachts it is typical that an Owner travels with a staff of more than 50 persons; naturally they do not have to be on the mothership permanently, hence the Yacht Support vessel is the perfect solution.

Super yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911 - Helicopter Hangar

Super yacht support vessel SEA AXE 6911 – Helicopter Hangar

You can find more information on the special Yacht Support website yacht-support.nl, which explains the complete concept and the relation of AMELS and DAMEN.

More charter yachts built by Amels.

Delivery of Impressive 77m Explorer Mega Yacht YERSIN

June 09, 2015

Measuring impressive 76,60 meters in length over all, the steel-hull ice-classed mega yacht YERSIN has been successfully handed over to her new Owners. Destined for oceangoing navigation, transoceanic passages and ice exploration, expedition motor yacht YERSIN splashed at the French shipyard Piriou in January 2015. Created by Pierre Jacques Kubis Naval Design and Piriou Engineering, she is expected to be christened in Monaco this month.

77m explorer yacht YERSIN at launch in January 2015 - Image credit to 2015 PIRIOU - YERSIN

77m explorer yacht YERSIN at launch in January 2015 – Image credit to 2015 PIRIOU – YERSIN

Accommodation aboard displacement superyacht YERSIN is offered to 20 guests and a crew of 20 members. The vessel will be also used for research campaigns, hosting several tenders, including a cabin cruiser, two semi-rigid inflatables, a barge, as well as a seaplane.

Fitted with a diesel-electric propulsion system, the 76,60m Piriou super yacht YERSIN is expected to achieve a maximum speed of 15 knots and have an amazing range of 12,000 nautical miles.

Eye-catching 66m Mega Yacht ESTER III by LURSSEN

June 08, 2015

The eye-catching mega yacht ESTER III is a sleek and outstanding 66-metre vessel, delivered by the premier German shipyard Lurssen last year. Characterized by supreme comfort, engineering efficiency and seaworthiness, luxury motor yacht ESTER III mixes up a truly authentic classic interior design by Reymond Langton with an unusual deck layout, featuring a unique, distinct and masculine external profile, beautifully designed by Espen Oeino.

66m Lurssen mega yacht ESTER III - Photo by Klaus Jordan

66m Lurssen mega yacht ESTER III – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Lürssen comments:Two world-leading design studios, each adding unique ingredients to the successful recipe, together with a number of Owner-commissioned artisans, have allowed us the opportunity to create a truly unique vessel that opens the eyes to new possibilities in designing spaces for living. Combined with the Lürssen engineering and expertise, the end result is a superyacht that will provide decades of seaworthy enjoyment with an authentic feel.”

Among the many fine features aboard the striking 66m superyacht ESTER II belongs a huge swimming pool aft, a proper helicopter landing pad, situated above the wheelhouse, as well as two separate, external dining locations, large panoramic windows and a near vertical bow.

Luxury yacht ESTER III - aft view - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ESTER III – aft view – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Reymond Langton Design stated that the emphasis was for practical living spaces concentrated on creating an intimate family home:The owner requested a French Classical theme for the interior, with a strong emphasis on the correct understanding of the inspiration and quality of details and references used to ensure an authentic contemporary interpretation of the style.” To achieve this, Reymond Langton Design teamed up with experienced artisans to develop and create the desired elaborately detailed yet warm and welcoming atmosphere of the interior.

ESTER III Yacht - Sun Deck - Photo by Klaus Jordan

ESTER III Yacht – Sun Deck – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Pascale Reymond describes Ester III yacht’s character:At the heart of the yacht is the main stairwell, a grand statement that features a breathtaking hand-carved leather artwork by master craftsmen of specialist furniture manufacturers Silverlining. Wood veneers, leather and metal, with a little bit of polished plaster, are combined in the marquetry using shades and textures. It sweeps from the Lower deck guest accommodation to the Bridge deck lobby, where full-height windows allow natural light to filter through a skylight to the Main deck below. This spectacular feature defines the character of the boat; finely crafted elegance, rich in detail and texture without compromise.

Superyacht ESTER III - Bridge Deck aft - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht ESTER III – Bridge Deck aft – Photo by Klaus Jordan

Accommodation aboard luxury yacht ESTER III is divided into the main deck full-beam Owner’s suite, fitted with a private study and a lobby flanked by his and hers dressing rooms. As stated by Reymond, the suite is “the ultimate expression of the luxuriant style that defines the yacht.” The lower deck hosts five guest cabins, all benefitting from its own en-suite bathroom and plenty of natural light, thanks to large windows.

ESTER III superyacht - Swimming Pool - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

ESTER III superyacht – Swimming Pool – Photo by Guillaume Plisson

The main deck saloon is composed of three distinct zones; the lounge area furthest aft extends through large sliding doors – which disappear completely into the superstructure – onto the exterior deck, resulting in an open, relaxed ambience. Moving forward is a more intimate central seating group positioned next to an ornate ethanol-fuelled fireplace, then the dining area, enveloped in Amboyna framed fabric artwork that again continues into the ceiling ensuring a light, romantic atmosphere. A large television is hidden behind leather panels in the bulkhead when not in use, so as to keep the classical feel.

Super yacht ESTER III - Main Deck Saloon - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Super yacht ESTER III – Main Deck Saloon – Photo by Klaus Jordan

The bridge deck sky lounge is a bright, open area, connecting to the exterior with “oversize windows” and large sliding doors onto the aft deck. There are comfortable sofas facing the large TV, which is hidden behind marquetry panels depicting fish when not in use. The fully-integrated wheelhouse, with captain’s cabin immediately aft, offers twin raised seats each side of the captain so guests can enjoy being in the nerve centre while underway.

ESTER III Yacht - Skylounge - Photo by Klaus Jordan

ESTER III Yacht – Skylounge – Photo by Klaus Jordan

The lower deck hosts the spa, with its Assyrian influence, setting a different tone to the main accommodation. A massage room doubles as a hair salon and the sauna and steam room adjoin one another. A dayhead and changing room complement the spa. Ornate mosaic inlays and a dramatic full-sized wall relief carved in stone in the gym mix up to form a relaxed, calm yet energizing ambience, with direct access to the sea.

ESTER III superyacht - Dining - Photo by Klaus Jordan

ESTER III superyacht – Dining – Photo by Klaus Jordan

The exterior of ESTER III yacht can be characterized by an angular profile with grey and white used to breath-taking effect in elements of the cleverly sculpted superstructure. Espen Oeino, who is a friend with the Owner, describes the look of the vessel:a unique, distinct and strong character in many ways reflecting the Owner’s character and in many ways also the strong heritage of Lürssen Yachts.

Luxury yacht ESTER III - Spa - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht ESTER III – Spa – Photo by Klaus Jordan

The layout reflects the family’s frequent use of the yacht and in particular the intense use of external deck spaces where meals, entertainment and meetings go hand in hand on a near continuous basis,” Oeino says, adding that the decks are laid out to be used in all weather conditions with various degrees of protection from the sun, wind, rain, heat and cold, providing dining in two separate external locations to complement the more formal main deck dining setting. On the bridge deck, glass panels can be closed at the sides and the stairwell to the top deck closed with a sliding panel, resulting in a protected winter garden.

Super yacht ESTER III - Owners Suite - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Super yacht ESTER III – Owners Suite – Photo by Klaus Jordan

“Food and hospitality is a big thing for the family so the top deck dining is organized around a BBQ and teppanyaki fitted external kitchen – with a stylish mirror dome – which doubles as a bar. Entertainment on deck includes external cinema and a full blown discotheque-cum-bandstand as well as amenities for golfing…Oeino continues. Galley and pantry are at main deck level boasting fantastic views to port.

Mega yacht ESTER III - Guest Cabin - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Mega yacht ESTER III – Guest Cabin – Photo by Klaus Jordan

In addition to guest accommodation, the lower deck of ESTER III superyacht also hosts a generous crew mess and crew cabins. There is also an ample space dedicated to laundry and storage, aft of which are the technical spaces immediately forward of the double-deck engine room. A wonderful selection of water toys is stored aft of the engine room, to port of the spa. The vessel also hosts a custom-designed open tender, designed by Espen Øino International and constructed by Windy Boats.

66m super yacht ESTER III - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

66m super yacht ESTER III – Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Lürssen has kept noise and vibrations extremely low, exceeding the expectations of the Owner. To avoid releasing chain for short stays “at anchor”, while protecting the seabed, an electronic anchoring system integrates the bow thruster and the aft pump jet as well as the main propulsion into one system.

There are more charter yachts by Lurssen here.

New Sundiro Motor Yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

June 08, 2015

Sundiro Yacht was created by the prominent Italian superyacht builder Sanlorenzo and the Chinese colossal Sundiro Holding last year, with design development for the entire gamma entrusted to the Christian Grande Design Studio. The first model of the Sundiro line, motor yacht SY 70, was officially unveiled at the Hong Kong Boat Show 2015 on May 1. Entirely constructed in Italy, and specifically created for the Chinese market, luxury yacht SY70 is a balanced vessel, elegant and at the same time flexible and customizable, maintaining the unmistakable touch of Italian styling. 

Sundiro motor yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

Sundiro motor yacht SY 70 designed by Christian Grande

Destined for the Asian market, with the emphasis on friendly environment, luxury yacht SY70 boasts an amazing full-beam entertainment room, as well as a generous galley and the below decks dining area. The main deck provides a huge dining area with a table that can comfortably seat up to 8 guests, along with a hidden TV screen and a vast room to relax in, with sofas on both sides. Moreover, the flybridge is fitted with two very useful transformable areas with sofas.

SY 70 Yacht - Exterior

SY 70 Yacht – Exterior

The interiors of SY 70 yacht feature clean shapes with minimalist lines, highlighted by the use of precious materials. Characterized by elegant and straightforward modern styling, the interiors are very refined, thanks to a delicate distribution of illumination, as well as the use of light tones.

Luxury yacht SY 70 - Saloon

Luxury yacht SY 70 – Saloon

Parma-based Christian Grande Design Studio is currently working on the design of the three cabin version of SY70 yacht, while the second model of the range is undergoing preliminary studies. More details will be unveiled in the course of this year.

SY 70 Yacht - Dining

SY 70 Yacht – Dining

Additional charter yachts built by SANLORENZO.