Luxury SuperYacht EQUUS Launched by Benetti in Italy

April 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Italy has seen yet another successful launch, that of the Benetti Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS (BY006). The yacht is under construction and hit the water during the ceremony on the 15th March, which was attended by her proud European owner and his friends.

EQUUS by Benetti

EQUUS by Benetti

The Crystal 140′ yacht represents the benchmark for semi-custom vessels in the Benetti Class series, which has seen a real success in the current years. The gamma was presented in 2011 to accommodate the needs of customers looking for a spacious vessel, both below and above deck. Since her launch Benetti has sold incredible six units to date.

BENETTI Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 superyacht EQUUS at launch

EQUUS was bought by an experienced owner, who always admired Benetti’s vessels and was looking for a boat that would be suitable for his family and friends, without being excessively large – and he found the perfect size in the Crystal 140′.

BENETTI Crystal 140 EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 EQUUS at launch

The yacht’s modern interiors originally created by Francois Zuretti were recreated by Benetti’s in-house design team in cooperation with the Owner’s designer, Polly Sturgess’ POD Interior Style studio who are responsible for the interior decor. The interior is characterised by an African mood, which reflects the family’s passion for Africa and polo, one of the world’s most glamorous sports.

BENETTI Crystal 140 yacht EQUUS at launch

BENETTI Crystal 140 yacht EQUUS at launch

Decorative panels in the living area imitate zebra skins and all the door and cupboard handles are in dark woven leather. EQUUS was built to be used by the owner privately, to accommodate his family and friends.

One of the most significant features is her vast sun deck that includes a large area towards the stern boasting settees and lounge chairs. There is also a Jacuzzi located forward. In addition, this deck also features a TV screen.

On the interior, the vast dining area is located on the upper deck and boasts a special made-to-measure table, personalised by the Owner himself, who is an admirer of ebony artwork.

The main deck has a spacious saloon without tables. The owner’s suite is located forward and incorporates a study, walk-in closet, bathroom suite and bedroom with 180 degrees of panoramic views.

Benetti is also working on the hull number 7 of the same series, which is due to be delivered in December 2016.

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Sailing Yacht Feature: 43M SEA EAGLE by Royal Huisman and Frers

April 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

SEA EAGLE, a 43-metre (142 foot) mighty sloop, was created to cruise the world and participate in the occasional superyacht regatta. She spent her winter in the Mediterranean and is now ready to discover the breath-taking Baltic states, including the mesmerising fiords of Norway and endless islands of Sweden this summer, before moving to the Caribbean. In addition, following the ‘footsteps’ of two equally outstanding sailing yachts  also designed by German Frers, UNFURLED and charter yacht HYPERION, SEA EAGLE has added her mark as the first entry for the 2017 St. Barths Bucket regatta.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

The yacht has been constructed with a dark-blue hull and a ‘chevy white’ superstructure with both style and performance in mind. SEA EAGLE features a high-aspect carbon fibre mast of impressive 57-metres (187ft) above the water and carries upwind over 1,000 square metres of standing sail whilst a fixed keel drawing 4,5 metres (14’7”). Her displacement of just on 200 tonnes will provide for a thrilling sailing experience under sail.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Well-situated sight lines from the twin helm stations provide a clear commanding view of the uncluttered deck and sail plan. The connecting cockpit offers a great socialising area for the owners and guests alike. A one-of-a-kind awning-covered ‘tea deck’ and dining area offers the ideal scene for outdoor dining or shaded seating under sail or at anchor.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

A fabulous add-on feature of this vessel if her aft ‘beach’ deck, situated two steps lower from the main deck. SEA EAGLE’s transom can be opened, becoming a large swim platform and magnificent full-beam staircase, optimal for water entertainment and use of onboard toys.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

The transom garage holds a 5,2-metre (17ft) Castoldi jet tender, which can be easily deployed thanks to a hydraulically lowered ramp, offering a fantastic launch pad for water skiing or diving.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Interiors of SEA EAGLE are just as impressive as her exteriors. Designed by renowned Rhoades Young design studio, the yacht boasts quietly grained French walnut as a backdrop for white oak floors, in addition to beautifully upholstered wall panels and birch wood accents. The atmosphere throughout is calm, low-key, yet sophisticated.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Forward of the awning-covered cockpit with upholstered seating, the main cockpit and entrance to the main deckhouse saloon are shaded by the generous overhanging coachroof.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

The vast and comfortable deckhouse boasts large wrap-around windows and is flooded with natural light. The deckhouse is the ideal place for cosy conversations or dining in style. It is also home to the interior helm position for navigation during colder weather conditions. From this section, a staircase leads below unveiling two welcoming and stylish guest cabins as well as a spacious owner’s suite with a private entrance to the stern ‘beach deck’.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Another staircase situated forward of the main deck saloon leads to the vestibule with three heavily insulated doorways: one to the day bathroom, one to the starboard side flex cabin (which can be either a VIP cabin or a gym) and to the crew area, port side engine contrail room and ship’s office for convenient crew access to the engine room without disturbance to the guest areas. There is yet another staircase from this area that connects directly to the foredeck aft of the crew tender garage.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Just like the rest of the Royal Huisman yachts, SEA EAGLE boasts great attention to noise reduction and vibration to hushed, library-like levels, even when the engines and/or generators are in full operation.

Reinforcing his trust in the shipyard, Sea Eagle’s owner, Dr Samuel Yin, has provided his full support by making SEA EAGLE available for presentations at various worldwide yachting events, including his home waters in South East Asia. Viewed by Royal Huisman as a huge honour, this opportunity allows the yard to demonstrate around the world what the brand represents: the pinnacle of Dutch quality and the clear distinction between ‘what looks good’ and ‘what seriously is good’ in superyacht building.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

Besides being an experienced offshore sailor, Dr Yin is a prominent Taiwanese businessman and philanthropist. He believes passionately that education is the driver of social progress and that we should give back to society by sharing what we know with others. In other words, that life should not be measured by wealth, but by our contributions to others by providing them with greater access to knowledge.

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle © Carlo Baroncini Photography

Royal Huisman S/Y Sea Eagle
© Carlo Baroncini Photography

This philosophy extends to his appreciation of sailing: “Sailing is a very special activity”, says Dr Yin. “You can enjoy being relaxed on the sea or experience different scenery, you can be alone or witness things you’ve never seen before. It is the same as in life: it might not always be smooth sailing and there will be ups and downs. Nonetheless, as with life, it is very rewarding.”

Sea Eagle is the second in a Limited Series of three. The last of this 43m series awaits a discerning client who is looking to take advantage of a proven design that offers a shortened delivery time and amortised cost savings, whilst allowing a choice of interior and exterior arrangements to personalise the design to a very high level.

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10% Discount on Yacht Charters in Italy aboard Luxury Motor Yacht ZAMBEZI

April 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Currently under a major refit, the 30-metre luxury motor yacht ZAMBEZI is offering a 10% discount on any weekly charters in the Western Mediterranean if confirmed by 15th May. She is based on the island of Ischia in Italy, just 20 miles from the enchanting island of Capri and the fabulous Naples and the Amalfi Coast.

ZAMBEZI

ZAMBEZI

ZAMBEZI is a great vessel for both family charters or holidays with friends. Following a major refit, she will offer four deluxe cabins, including two doubles and two convertibles, providing overnight accommodation to up to ten charter guests. She is also getting new upholstery, new carpeting, and art in the saloon. In addition, guests will have the possibility to enjoy new JetSki and a new Tender.

Motor Yacht SELULA -  Aft Deck

Motor Yacht SELULA - Aft Deck

Motor Yacht SELULA -  Sundeck

Motor Yacht SELULA - Sundeck

Guests will be greeted in a spacious living room on the main deck, that boasts comfortable chairs and sofas; a great are for socialising, relaxation or to enjoy delicious pre-dinner drinks. Forward there is a large dining area as well as another separate crew dining area.

Motor Yacht SELULA -  Main Salon looking Forward

Motor Yacht SELULA - Main Salon looking Forward

The flybridge is a fabulous place to unwind outdoors. It offers large seating as well as a sunbathing area. In addition, there is a Bimini to offer some shade when needed. Charter guests are serviced by a well-trained and friendly crew of four, including the Captain, deckhand, the Chef and a hostess.

Motor Yacht SELULA -  Master Cabin

Motor Yacht SELULA - Master Cabin

Motor Yacht SELULA -  Master Cabin Ensuite

Motor Yacht SELULA - Master Cabin Ensuite

ZAMBEZI is normally available from EUR€45,000.00 to EUR€55,000.00 per week plus expenses. If you would like to talk to us about this boat or find out more about this special offer, don’t hesitate to talk to our brokers today and take advantage of our free and unbiased service.

Motor yacht ZAMBEZI (ex SELULA)

Year:2004 (Refit 2016)  L.O.A.:29.6m   Beam:6.80 m 
Max Speed:23 knots  Cruise Speed:  Engines:2 x 2000 HP MTU 
Cabins: Charter Guest:8-10  Crew:

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New Codecasa 65M Motor Yacht Project

April 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The Italian shipyard Codecasa has unveiled its project – the 65M Codecasa Motor Yacht, designed by Viareggio Shipyard. The company that prides itself on high-quality products and refined aesthetic taste, CODECASA reflects in all its yachts style and elegance, which contradicts the current trend of showing off at all costs some stylistic extravagances. This choice of simple elegance is appreciated by many clients worldwide.

Codecasa 65

Codecasa 65

The new CODECASA 65 boasts a shiny metallic grey colour for both the hull and the superstructure, which provides the vessel with added charm while hosting simple and streamlines exterior lines.

Codecasa 65 Superyacht Concept

Codecasa 65 Superyacht Concept

The superyacht spreads over four spacious decks, with interiors boasting large windows providing plenty of natural light and airy atmosphere. Great attention was paid to the exterior areas, which boast plenty of large relaxation zones throughout all decks, in addition to a large swimming pool forward.

Just like other Codecasa vessels, the new CODECASA 65 concept features iconic exterior design, combined with fully-customisable interiors.

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Wally 110 Sailing Yacht BARONG D Launched

April 26, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The striking high-performance superyacht Wally 110 BARONG D saw her successful launch, which has taken place in the presence of her proud owners and all people involved in the design and construction. At 33,5 metres, sailing yacht BARONG D represents the third Wally delivered to a faithful repeat customer, a passionate and knowledgeable yachtsman, who substituted his Wally 94 Barong C, which in turn in 2005 substituted his first Wally, the 80-foot Barong B launched in 2000.

Wally 110 Barong D rendering

Wally 110 Barong D rendering

BARONG D boasts naval architecture by Frers, who designed a spectacular latest generation high-performance superyacht, with a wide hull and classic lines reflecting Barong D’s cruising attitude.

Wally110 Barong D superyacht

Wally110 Barong D superyacht

Wally110 Barong D Yacht launching

Wally110 Barong D Yacht launching

“Wally employed all its advanced know-how to produce a fully equipped cruising super yacht displacing only 65 tonnes: two tonnes lighter than predicted, and approximately 35% less than the other yachts in this size range! – enthusiastically describes Luca Bassani, Wally President and CEO – We succeeded in delivering a truly exceptional performance cruiser that accommodates in full comfort the owners who spend several months of the year onboard. “

Wally110 Barong D launching in Italy

Wally110 Barong D launching in Italy

Wally110 Barong D launching

Wally110 Barong D launching

Wally110 Barong D Suepryacht

Wally110 Barong D Suepryacht

The design and the construction were both optimised by full 3D engineering. The yacht was built from the latest pre-preg carbon technology. State-of-the-art technologies and materials have been utilised also for both the electrical system resulting with light weight switchboards and cables and a specific yacht monitor & control system, and for the hydraulic system that provides the 350 bar max pressure and the electro valves controlled by a dedicated software to optimise the speed of the manoeuvres. The interiors have been constructed in blocks to achieve the maximum quality while reducing the weight. High modulus carbon mast and furling boom, carbon rigging, titanium deck hardware and fittings, resin and vacuum bonding of the teak wood to the deck, lightened interiors (PVC core joinery, carbon soles and ceiling supports): every component has been carefully developed to produce this advanced luxury super yacht typical of the Wally DNA to enhance the on the water enjoyment while increasing the safety.

Wally110 Owners suite rendering

Wally110 Owners suite rendering

“Additionally, the new Wally 110 features all the Wally technologies that we have developed since we started in 1994 –explains Luca Bassani – through the extensive R&D programme unique to our brand, that is constantly carried out to further improve the product. These features, that we pioneered and are now adopted by the whole of the industry, include the Wally flush-deck, the Wally sail handling system with the self-tacking jib and push-button sail trimming via the hydraulic rams, the Wally submarine anchor, the rig with swept back spreaders and no running backstays.”

Wally110 Barong D - saloon rendering

Wally110 Barong D – saloon rendering

“As it often happens with happy owners –continues Bassani – Barong D is the larger evolution of their previous yachts, featuring similar style and deck and interior layouts.” On deck, the new Wally 110 boasts the slim teaked coach roof, the large social cockpit amidships, the manoeuvring and navigation area with four winches (dedicated to the halyards and the gennaker sheets) and the twin helm stations, and the aft sun bathing area.

The interiors are a reflection of the client’s extensive sailing requirements, boasting an Owner’s suite located forward, with two large separate beds to allow for a comfortable stay while under sail, double guests cabins on each side, and a spacious main saloon are situated amidships. Located aft for maximum privacy are the crew quarters with a galley, mess, two double cabins and the engine room. All cabins are equipped with private en-suite bathroom facilities. Wally developed the interior decor of the yacht, which brings together pickled oak for the joinery with dark blue upholstery and gloss carbon soles. The exterior colours are also very elegant, using majestic blue on the hull, combined with blonde teak and beige upholstery.

BARONG D represents the 44th sailing yacht launched by Wally and her delivery is due at the end of May, two weeks following her sea trials.

At the moment, Wally is negotiating three new sailing yacht, ranging from 86 to 141 feet, and has two vessels under build: wallycento #4 and the upgraded 52 wallypower.

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Fabulous End to the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The organisers of the 2016 Singapore Yacht Show have announced a fantastic end to the event, with almost perfect weather throughout. The show finished with a traditional cacophony of horns, and an overall feeling of satisfaction.

Singapore Yacht Show

Singapore Yacht Show

Perhaps the most attention was drawn by five beautiful superyachts on display that included the 56m Benetti M/Y Lady Candy, the 55m Amels LA FAMILIA, the 50m SENSATION, TRIPLE 8, a 43,5-metre ROYAL DENSHIP yacht and a 34m AZUL by Moonen.

AMELS Superyacht LA FAMILIA

AMELS Superyacht LA FAMILIA

Sunreef 68 catamaran EAGLE WINGS also saw her premiere at the show. The multihull hosted a spectacular show on Friday evening featuring showgirls in from Paris, a top-deck chanteuse, a colourful light show as well as fireworks.

LADY CANDY

LADY CANDY

The largest exhibitor of the show was Princess Yachts, having displayed eleven boats in the water from 13,5 metres to 27 metres. In addition, the company hosted a floating bar and lounge, which became very popular during the event.

EAGLE WINGS

EAGLE WINGS

The Singapore Yacht Show is a ‘sister’ event to the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS), and event organiser Andy Treadwell noted that not only are the two complementary, they are in fact indispensable to each other. Due to be scheduled at opposite ends of the season, the two superyacht-centric but all-embracing shows formed the core of his business plan for Asia written back in 2010.

Singapore is the principal international business hub of Asia – easily accessible, and a place where buyers can take in the Show and conduct some non-boating business at the same time. This makes it regionally attractive. TYS is a destination show, right in the middle of the best-known cruising grounds in the region – the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay. At our Show in Phuket, prospective buyers – and equally importantly, prospective charterers – can see and even try out yachts in their proper habitat, so to speak, at the beginning of the season,” said Andy Treadwell

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New 40M Benetti Superyacht MINGFA To Debut at Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

To be held from 29th April to 2nd May, the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show is gearing up to showcase one of Benetti’s latest vessels, the Benetti Supreme 132 superyacht MINGFA. The yacht measures 40 metres and will be the largest vessel on display at the show.

Benetti Supreme 132 MINGFA

Benetti Supreme 132 MINGFA

MINGFA represents the fifth Supreme 132 vessel built by the prestigious Italian shipyard, boasting striking exterior lines by Stefano Righini and beautiful luxurious interiors by Francois Zuretti.

Mingfa in Hong Kong

Mingfa in Hong Kong

She was constructed in composite and fitted with twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 diesel engines, that power her up to a top speed of 15,5 knots and allow her to cruise at a comfortable speed of 14,5 knots. She is RINA classed.

Show Layout

Show Layout

Show Opening Hours
29 April /Fri 1 PM – 6 PM (TRADE, MEMBERS & INVITEES ONLY)
30 April /Sat 10 AM – 6 PM
01 May/Sun 11 AM – 6 PM
02 May /Mon 11 AM – 5 PM

Location
The Gold Coast Country & Yacht Club
1 Castle Peak Road, N.T., Hong Kong

Berth
C-D Dock

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Glorious European Walks on your Superyacht Charter

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

One of the most wonderful things about a luxury super yacht charter is the fact that you can spend your days being as active and lazy as you like. MY Starfire is perfectly equipped with everything you need to never leave with an onboard cinema, private spa, personal chef and plenty of toys and tenders. Yet for those who have itchy feet and want to see beyond the port, the Mediterranean coast is a veritable treasure chest of unrivalled beauty. From shady acres to clinging hilltop towns, vineyards that hide the spires of medieval churches, and meadows where wildflowers run wild – you are sure to be inspired by the wonder and whimsical nature of these European walks.

Starfire Yacht - Watersports

Starfire Yacht – Watersports

Vereda Do Pico Ruivo, Madeira

Take a walk on the wild side in stunning Madeira, in Portugal, this is a land of luxury yacht charter dreams, a place where the food is fine – the wine spectacular and the beaches carved from a storybook picture of the perfect paradise. After spending the morning diving from the deck and devouring a delicious brunch you can walk off all the suckling pig, fresh fruits and ripe cheeses with a long and rambling walk in the cloaked green hills. The Vereda Do Pico Ruivo is the most spectacular path to take, a trail that cuts across the mountainous terrain with only a thin lip to stop you tumbling into the ravine. The arresting sight of the Atlantic Ocean churning up a mighty white water surge of a swell, the echo of birds lost in the canopy of trees, and the sight of the mountains rising in the distance, all these things make for a peaceful trek immersed in the might of nature.

Balcões Belvedere - Madeira - Image credit toTurismo de Portugal

Balcões Belvedere – Madeira – Image credit toTurismo de Portugal

The Cinque Terre – Italy

The cool mountain air, the prettiest villages in perhaps the whole of Europe, the scent of wild strawberries and the chance to glance MY Starfire glowing like a diamond set against the blue seas – this is the picture perfect image of the Cinque Terre in Italy. Five pastel-coloured towns strung like lanterns across the sheer cliff drops of Italy, ten miles of glorious walks stopping along the way to sip a glass of pale peachy wine in the chic taverns and taking a few moments to try and spot dolphins skimming the surface of the duck egg blue seas. After trailing the coast, you can even turn inland and hike Vernazza’s 13th-century Reggio sanctuary with its donkey trails and old world churches sending their spires rising into the sky. Back on board MY Starfire, you can finish the day with a dip in the bubbling Jacuzzi and a few shots of the sunshine bright and citrus laden limoncello.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre - Luxury Yacht Charters in Italy

Vernazza, Cinque Terre – Luxury Yacht Charters in Italy

Fethiye-Antalya, Turkey – The Lycian Way 

There is an everlasting loveliness to Turkey and indeed, this is why she has been enchanting sailors and travelers for years. The collision of West meets East spills over into something truly exotic. On a luxury yacht charter, you glide through turquoise and silver waters, you eat fresh fish caught by the locals in tiny fishing villages and you buy beautiful trinkets from the leather-laden bazaars. There are paths in Turkey that can cut you straight to the bone with their beauty, places so steeped in charm and history that you will be bowled over by the stories the footprints tell. The Lycian Way is one of those places, roman legions and the men of Alexander the Great once filed along this route and with a good pair of shoes you can do the same. Old roads, crumbling goat tracks, and village paths that wind from Fethiye to Antalya for over three hundred miles make the track and epic journey. You can make the pilgrimage across the gold cut hills or you can drop in and out and always return to the elegant splendor of MY Starfire to soak weary bones in the hot tub.

Villefranche Sur Mer - Image credit to Nautor's Swan

Villefranche Sur Mer – Image credit to Nautor’s Swan

Villefranche – Eze-le-Village, French Riviera

Everyone falls hard for the French Riviera, whether you love the glitz and glamor of Cannes, the sophisticated style of Nice, the market cries of Provence or the lavender fields of Grasse, this nook of France is filled to the brim with good wine, fine food, flavor and colorful charm. Lap up the luxury yacht charter lifestyle in Monaco by throwing wild soirees on the deck of MY Starfire, sipping champagne in the Nikki Beach Club of St Tropez, and brunching on beautiful flaky pastries every morning. When you want to work off all that glorious butter and cheese you can hike the hills leading from Villefranche to Eze. This is a lovely lazy hike that takes you through cozy cobbled pedestrian streets, legendary coastal roads, and imposing fortresses. Finish by going through the dense and sweet-scented pines of the Mediterranean woodland for unrivaled views out across the water with pristine pale super yachts smudging the horizon.

MOTOR YACHT STARFIRE

Luxury Yacht Starfire

Year:1998 (Refit 2002/04/ 2012)  L.O.A.:178ft (54.3m)  Beam:31ft (9.4m) 
Max Speed:14 knots  Cruise Speed:12 knots  Engines:2 x Deutz 6 cylinder 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:12 

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Bilgin 156-II Superyacht Launched in Turkey

April 22, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The second 47,60-metre hull constructed by Bilgin Yachts has been launched in Turkey. BILGIN 156-II superyacht was launched and taken to Bilgin’s Küçükçekmece facility after her assembly, earlier this month.

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Superyacht BILGIN 156 hull number II

Similarly to her sister ship, the yacht is beginning to show off her beautiful interior and exterior spaces. Her exterior styling and naval architecture were created by Unique Yacht Design while interiors and general arrangements are the work of H2 Yacht Design.

BILGIN 156-II

BILGIN 156-II

The accommodation layout comprises four spacious cabins, including a generous owner’s stateroom with a practical private hull balcony. The suites are fitted with large windows, providing plenty of light and welcoming feel. The interiors feature subtle touches such as combinations of various woods and precious metals.

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Bilgin 156 Hull II

Built under the 500GT mark, BILGIN 156 hull two offers clean exterior lines, with classic and timeless appearance. She is likely to have a touch-and-go helipad on her upper deck aft section, which is not presents on the hull number one.

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90m Benetti Superyacht FB262 Lionheart Spotted in Livorno, Italy

April 21, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The striking 90-metre Benetti superyacht believed to be called LIONHEART has been spotted in Livorno, Italy this morning. The yacht was designed by Benetti’s in-house team and boasts a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is believed to be the largest vessel ever built by Benetti to date, once delivered.

FB 262 Superyacht at Benetti in Italy  - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 Superyacht at Benetti in Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

There is very little information available about her at the moment, however, we know that she will feature three guest and crew elevators by Lift Emotion, in addition to a dumb waiter supplied by the company. Photos of the yacht were taken by Roberto Malfatti.

Luxury vessel FB 262 by Benetti - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Luxury vessel FB 262 by Benetti – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 by Benetti - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 by Benetti – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 detail - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 detail – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti Superyacht FB 262  - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti Superyacht FB 262 – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti FB 262 - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Benetti FB 262 – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 Yacht by Benetti - LIONHEART - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

FB 262 Yacht by Benetti – LIONHEART – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

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