Pride Mega Yachts unveil 108,8m mega yacht TOMORROW project at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 08, 2014

Pride Mega Yachts has proudly unveiled their exciting new 108,8m motor yacht Tomorrow project at the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Luxury motor yacht Tomorrow project is presently being finalized, with engineering work starting soon. Construction will begin next year.

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

Able to host up to 26 guests, with 30 crew, superyacht Tomorrow is a spacious six deck vessel. Naval architecture is by Azure Naval Architects and the exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. A design for the future, Tomorrow represents the positivity and hope that the future holds, and encompasses a drive for forward-thinking innovation.

The design team for luxury yacht Tomorrow drew inspiration from Xian Dai, the new era of modernity, an age in which new visions and  exciting technology generate prosperity and a higher quality of life. Understanding that yachting will increasingly be the choice of those looking for quality family time and an escape from the confines of everyday life, Tomorrow is a sanctuary for those looking to enjoy cruising the world’s beautiful waters.

Motor yacht Tomorrow project

Motor yacht Tomorrow project - Swimming Pool

Providing independence and comfort, Tomorrow superyacht is a versatile design, suited as a family yacht, an exploration base and for socialising and high end entertainment. The interior styling is centred around a luxurious laid back beach style, personalised by the owner’s choice of artwork. Warm and open spaces are embellished with custom furniture, rich materials, intricate patterns and complementary natural textures.

INTERIOR SPACE

Characteristic of all Pride Mega Yachts’ projects, Tomorrow yacht boasts an impressive interior volume of 4800GT, with space and height a key feature throughout every space. A modern design, with sweeping lines and circular forms, creates a functional yet spatial experience. Curved ceiling-to-floor glass and paneling on the three top decks of the superstructure and the two other aft decks open up unobstructed views and easy access to the outside areas. This spacious feeling flows through into the main lounge which has an imposing interior height of almost three metres.

Super yacht Tomorrow project - Beach Lounge

Super yacht Tomorrow project - Beach Lounge

A special interior feature is a large nautilus shell inspired staircase, connecting all decks except the sun deck. The staircase is highlighted by a circular skylight that bathes every deck in natural light.

EXTERIOR SPACE

Tomorrow yacht maximizes all exterior spaces, with a focus on social interaction. Stunning views combine with well equipped spaces, replete with sunbeds, pools and Jacuzzi’s. On the main deck a striking circular pool with recessed seating is a focal point.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Mid deck lounge

Tomorrow superyacht project - Mid deck lounge

Sliding ceiling-to-floor glass doors seamlessly connect the exterior to the interior spaces. Accessibility to the aft decks is further facilitated by a split level set-up which accommodates the royal half-circular exterior stairs. On the aft deck, a swim platform connects to a large indoor beach club, allowing guests to enjoy time close to the sea.

OWNER’S DECK

Nowhere is the space on board Tomorrow yacht better demonstrated than on the owner’s private deck. The owner’s stateroom features an almost floor-to-ceiling  glass facade, while a huge circular skylight is a window to the skies and stars. Bleached walnut back-wall panels, silk carpets with a textured wave pattern and exclusive sunburst marquetry veneer on the doors bring further richness and refinement.

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project - Owners Stateroom

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project - Owners Stateroom

The owner’s aft deck lounge will allow the owners to enjoy close proximity to the sea from rotating seating by the glass doors that lead out to the aft deck. A light dome in the teak ceiling allows for different moods and ambiances to be created.

A private owner’s lounge is a welcome area of retreat, offering enhanced privacy to allow rest and relaxation in a more intimate atmosphere. High quality hardwood flooring flows through  from the interior to merge with the exterior deck, once again emphasising the connection between the inside and outside spaces.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Owners Stateroom

Tomorrow superyacht project - Owners Stateroom

Super yacht Tomorrow – Specification Overview

Project Name: Tomorrow

Builder: Pride Mega Yachts

Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects

Exterior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Interior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

LOA: 108.8m / 356’9”

Beam (max): 16.3m / 53’4”

Draft (max): 4.2m / 13’7”

GT: 4,800GT

Hull material: Steel

Superstructure material: Aluminium

Guest Accommodation: 18-26 guests (6-8 guest cabins, 2-4 VIP cabins, owner stateroom)

Crew capacity: 32-34 crew (28 crew, 2 officers, 1 engineer, 1 captains, 2 staff)

Main engines:  2 x MTU 16V4000 M 73 – 2560 [kW] | 2 x 600 kW E-motors

Generators: 4 x MTU 16V2000 m51A – 665 [kW]

Stabilisers: Rolls Royce Aquarius 100 Zero Speed retractable fins

Maximum Speed: 18kts

Cruising Speed: 14kts

Range: 5,000 nm

Fuel capacity:  330,000lt

Fresh water capacity:  90,000lt

US premiere for new Sanlorenzo SD112 motor yacht ‘O’ at FLIBS 2014

October 08, 2014

The new Sanlorenzo SD112 motor yacht ‘O’ is set to make her US premiere at the upcoming Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). As of today, six SD112 units have been sold, prior to the launch of the first SD112 superyacht ‘O’. The next three hulls are currently in advanced stage of construction.

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht 'O'

Sanlorenzo SD112 Yacht 'O'

The first SD112 luxury yacht ‘O’ is a beautiful 33,6-meter semi-displacement motoryacht in composite material, made to measure according to the tastes and the style of her owner, like every Sanlorenzo since 1958. 10 guests find comfortable and stylish accommodation on board this striking vessel. There is a generous master stateroom on the main deck, as well as four additional guest staterooms, positioned on the lower deck.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Sanlorenzo.

Jarrett Bay Starts Construction of 90’ motor yacht Hull 62 – Its Largest Custom Sportfish to Date

October 08, 2014

With specifications finalized, Jarrett Bay Boatworks is thrilled to announce that it has started to work on the construction of their newest and largest custom sportfish – motor yacht Hull 62. Set for delivery in Spring 2017, superyacht Hull 62 will span 90 feet. She will represent the next evolution in offshore battlewagon performance as well as comfort, designed to tackle the remote fisheries of the world in maximum style.

Rendering of Jarrett Bay 90 superyacht Hull 62

Rendering of Jarrett Bay 90 superyacht Hull 62

Working with a customer armed with a knowledge of boats, high tech engineering, and a passion to competitively fish anywhere, the mandate was simple: to use state of the art materials, design, and electronics to create the ultimate sportfish boat. In putting together the team, Jarrett Bay has included firms from Michigan, Rhode Island, Florida, Washington and of course North Carolina. Looking to make use of the latest innovations in building techniques to maximize strength, speed and overall quality, the Jarrett Bay 90 yacht Hull 62 will feature substantial use of titanium and carbon fiber composites, including a carbon fiber bridge, cabin, decks and stringer system. To ensure maximum performance and optimize the signature Jarrett Bay ride, extensive virtual tank testing, actual in-water tank testing, a detailed weight study (both initial and during the build), as well as composite testing are notable aspects of this build’s design process. Thanks to substantial weight reduction and increased structural strength, the end product will boast reduced loads, making the boat easier to handle and fuel efficient, all while yielding increased range and greater shear strength.

After buying and building boats of varying construction and sizes, the Jarrett Bay 90’ super yacht Hull 62’s owner entrusted salesman John D Riggs with helping him reach this pinnacle of sportfish ownership. “It’s always great to play a role in delivering boating dreams, but this delivery and build process is one I’m especially proud to be a part of,” Riggs commented. “The friendship I have forged along the way will make it all the more exciting when we have that first blue at the back of the boat. I can’t wait to see if that’s in North Carolina, Panama, or the Vanuatu Islands!”

Asked to keep the material and build details close to the vest until construction progresses, Jarrett Bay can share the 90’ luxury yacht Hull 62’s overall plan to provide the owners, guests & crew with the utmost in sportfish comfort in its six staterooms and five heads. Both the master & crew quarters will be full beam, with an office in the master and a centrally located laundry room. State of the art electronics are still being specified but will include Seakeeper’s latest stabilizer, high end centrally located A/V equipment, as well as redundant commercial grade electronics. Carrying 4,500 gallons of fuel, the Jarrett Bay 90 will have the range and speed to travel anywhere fast. Be sure to stay tuned as the construction progresses and the record books rewritten.

90’ Jarrett Bay Boatworks – Custom Hull 62 Yacht Specifications

Length Overall: 90’

Beam: 22’ 6”

Draft: 5’ 8”

Water Line: 81′

Cockpit Area: 310 sq. ft.

Fuel Capacity: 4,500 gal.

Freshwater Capacity: 400 gal.

Power: MTU 16v2000 M94s at 2,600hp ea.

Hakvoort announces new order for 38,25m motor yacht YN250 with launch in 2017

October 07, 2014

Hakvoort is delighted to announce a new order for the 38,25m motor yacht YN250. Designed with a displacement-type hull shape, superyacht YN 250 will feature flared V-sections in the bow, large overhangs, a moderate deadrise amidships, as well as a canoe stern. She is due to be launched in 2017.

Hakvoort superyacht YN250

Hakvoort superyacht YN250

Suitable for global bluewater cruising, the YN250 yacht will provide accommodation for 9 guests and 7 crew members. She was sold in close operation with Ocean Independence.

Located on the main deck, the owner’s suite will include a stateroom with a king-size bed and bathroom forward. The main lounge will contain two sofas in an open plan arrangement with the dining area, which will centre on a table for 10 guests. The beautiful open aft area will have a built-in seating with teak table. A foldout platform admidships will be recessed into the side the hull giving acces to the water for boarding and swimming.

On the bridge deck is another lounge, which leads out on to a delightful open aft area with al fresco dining table for 10 guests. The aft deck also houses the main tender while the fore deck will feature a laser sailboat and the MOB tender. The captain’s cabin will be found aft of the wheelhouse.

Fine ensuite accommodations will be found on the lower deck of YN250 yacht, which will contain two double guest staterooms and a VIP stateroom. Crew quarters include a well-equipped mess, three comfortable cabins and smart connections to storage areas and technical spaces.

The sun deck will feature a wealth of open space for sunbathing as well as another built-in seating with teak table. A large whirlpool bathtub forward will be able to accommodate four to six people and a BBQ grill will be installed in the bar.

Naval architecture, construction and engineering design for luxury yacht YN250 will be by Diana Yacht Design, which has been given the brief to optimise technical accessibility and keep maintenance requirements to a minimum. The interior design will be from the drawing boards of Felix Buytendijk.

Technical Specifications of Hakvoort super yacht YN250:

Year Built Under Construction

Type of Yacht Twin screw ocean going motoryacht

Naval Architecture Diana Yacht Design

Exterior Design Diana Yacht Design

Interior Design Felix Buytendijk

L.o.a. 38.25 m / 125’49″ ft

L.w.l. 33.10 m / 108’59″ft

Beam 8 m / 26’25″ft

Draft 2.65 m / 8’69″ft

Main Engines Two Caterpillar diesel engines type C18 DITA, MkI, Tier II, each with an MCR of 447 kW at 1800 rpm

Speed 13 knots, cruise 11 knots

Construction Steel hull, aluminium superstructure

Fuel capacity 45.000 liter / 11.889 gallons

Fresh water capacity 10.000 liter / 2.642 gallons

Displacement approx. 360 GT

Accommodation Owner’s master stateroom on main deck, accommodation for 7 guests in two double guest rooms and one VIP stateroom, accommodation for 7 crew members in 3 cabins and separate captain’s cabin on bridge deck.

Below is a choice of the luxurious charter yachts built by Hakvoort.

Video: New 40m motor yacht QuadraDeck 40 by Danish Yachts

October 07, 2014

Danish Yachts has just released an amazing video showing their all-new 40m motor yacht QuadraDeck 40, beautifully designed by Cor D Rover. Luxury superyacht QuadraDeck 40 was officially presented at the Palm Beach Boat Show in March 2014. She belongs to the new QuadraDeck series, specifically destined for the Americas.

Porto Montenegro to host The Superyacht Owners’ Summit 2015

October 07, 2014

Positioned in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bay of Kotor, Porto Montenegro, a fantastic Montenegro yacht holiday location, has been changing the way the industry looks at destination marinas since it opened its doors in 2009. To this end, it has now announced its position as partner of prominent event, The Superyacht Owners’ Summit 2015.

Porto Montenegro - a beautiful Montenegro yacht rental location

Porto Montenegro - a beautiful Montenegro yacht rental location

Hosted by leading superyacht publication The Superyacht Owner and organised by Superyacht Events, the event is scheduled to take place in Porto Montenegro from 3 – 4 June 2015.

Bringing together 30 of the most influential industry CEOs as well as 50 owners, potential owners, charter clients, owner representatives, private client bankers, lawyers and wealth officers in the matchless Bay of Kotor, the Summit will discuss the future strategy of the superyacht industry from a UHNW client perspective over two days. Delegates at the event will be able to stay at Porto Montenegro’s newly opened Regent Hotel or one of the marina’s private residences.

Oliver Corlette, Managing Director of Porto Montenegro, comments, “Porto Montenegro’s goal is to raise the standard of marinas to deliver great value to our clients. With the Superyacht Owners’ Summit we hope to discuss with owners and industry leaders how to better serve yacht owners and, as a consequence, to grow them in number – to everyone’s benefit.”

A crowded event in The Superyacht Owner’s VIP Lounge in Monaco last week saw Martin Redmayne, chairman of The Superyacht Group, and Oliver Corlette, reveal the plans of this special event. For Redmayne, the key is to harness the power of the people in the industry who really care about the market and want to change things. “We are ready to bring something to the market that could change the future of the industry,” he explains.

Please kindly note that partnership and attendance to this event is by invitation only.

Hyatt Pier 66 Marina Upgrades scheduled for completion prior to FLIBS 2014

October 07, 2014

Renovations as well as upgrades to the legendary Pier 66 Marina, a popular Fort Lauderdale yacht charter destination, are due to be completed prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® (FLIBS). The luxury superyacht marina will serve as the event’s seventh and newest show site.

Hyatt Pier 66 Marina

Hyatt Pier 66 Marina - Image credit to 2014 Forest Johnson

Currently undergoing its first renovation since the yachting center’s launch more than five decades ago, phase one of the two-phase, $20 million project is complete and fully occupied. Phase two, to include the yacht basin and face dock, are scheduled to be completed by October 20. The first yachts to arrive in the new marina will be those to be displayed during the boat show and will begin move-in on October 27, prior to the October 30 opening of the show.

Exhibitors scheduled to be at the new location include Robert J. Cury & Associates; Woods & Associates Yacht Brokerage; Burger Boat Company; Chamberlain Yachts; Fraser Yachts; Caterpillar, Inc.; Talbot Freeman; International Yacht Collection; Merle Woods & Associates; and Edmiston & Company.

Upgrades to the 127-slip, deep-water marina include new bulkheads by South Florida-based Shoreline Foundation and Eco Building Solutions and a new Marinetek floating dock system equaling more than 3,600 linear feet of parallel dockage and fixed docks. The entire electrical infrastructure is being replaced with new power distribution, new dock pedestals and electrical capacity to include 480 volt 400-600 amp, three-phase power able to meet the needs of superyachts. A new dockmaster’s office and captain’s/crew clubroom will be located on the Intracoastal Waterway. Pelican Landing restaurant, located above the dockmaster’s office, also will be open for the boat show.

“The contractors working on this project bring years of marina construction experience and will deliver a state-of-the-art final product on schedule,” said Kevin Quirk, vice president of marinas for LXR Luxury Marinas, which operates the marina. “The first phase of the project was delivered on time and we anticipate the same for the final phase of construction. We’re really excited to begin welcoming our friends and clients back very soon.”

The new marina layout will accommodate 16 super yachts up to 150 feet, up from six prior to the redesign and has the deep-water capacity to accept yachts in excess of 300 feet.

Entering its 55th year, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the largest in-water boat show in the world, is set to take place from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3, attracting an international audience of thousands of marine enthusiasts to the “Yachting Capital of the World” to experience the single best showcase of marine products and accessories in the world. From astonishing super-yachts to fishing boats, runabouts and boats for every budget, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show delivers the excitement of boating, for any lifestyle.

The show’s seven locations are connected by a convenient land and water transportation networkoffering several parking and transportation options to get show-goers to the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Pier 66 Marina and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday, Oct. 30 (Prime Time Preview) 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 3 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ADMISSION:

Adults $22 online, $24 at show

Children (ages 6-15) $7 online, $9 at show

Children (under 6) Free

Prime Time Preview (Thursday, Oct. 31) $38 online, $40 at show

Two-Day Ticket $40 online, $42 at show

Feadship Heritage Fleet to host classic Feadship yacht owners during FLIBS 2014

October 07, 2014

The Feadship Heritage Fleet will be hosting a get-together for American owners of classic Feadship yachts over thirty years of age during the upcoming 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). The event will take place on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Feadship motor yacht Capri

Feadship motor yacht Capri

While Feadship has a rich history in all parts of the world, its yachts first began to earn their unique brand status in the United States. From the moment the Feadship motor yacht Capri won the prestigious Queen of the International Motor Boat Show title in New York in 1953, owners flocked to the Netherlands to commission a Feadship.

Famous owners

Famous American clients in the 50s and 60s included Arthur Wirtz, owner of the Chicago Blackhawks ice hockey team, Henry Ford II and Malcolm Forbes, who’s Highlander Feadships came to symbolise the new era of superyacht construction.

Feadship Yacht The Highlander

Feadship Yacht The Highlander

“More than half of all the Feadships in the global fleet were built for the American market and they include many iconic yachts,” says Victor Muller, chairman of the Feadship Heritage Fleet. “The board is proud to have its first Feadship Heritage Fleet US event taking place in Fort Lauderdale, homeport to so many yachts built by Feadship.”

Feadship Yacht Serena

Feadship Yacht Serena

Exceeding expectations

Launched in April 2013, the goal of the Feadship Heritage Fleet is to bring together owners of classic Feadships that have been built more than 30 years ago and celebrate the heritage of these timeless vessels. “We reached 34 members within the first year, which was far beyond our expectations,” continues Muller. “While this clearly reflects the interest in our exclusive club for passionate Feadship owners, only one of our members is US based to date. The time is right to meet more American owners and invite them to enjoy the benefits of membership.”

Feadship motor yacht Anahita V

Feadship motor yacht Anahita V

The first American member joined the Feadship Heritage Fleet in March – the 1952 Feadship motor yacht Anahita V, which is now based in Miami. “It has been a great experience to be part of this genuine family-type club,” say her owners, Kristin & Chapman Ducote. “We attended the Monaco Historic Grand Prix event earlier this year, which was spectacular. It was great fun to meet fellow owners and to watch the races from the yachts. We encourage all American owners of classic Feadships to come to Fort Lauderdale and become involved in this excellent association.”

Video: 33m Vitters sailing yacht INOUI

October 07, 2014

Luxury sailing yacht INOUI is a breath-taking 33m carbon-composite sloop, launched by the prestigious Dutch shipyard Vitters last year. Boasting a striking bright-green hull, superyacht INOUI has been superbly designed by Philippe Briand, with lightweight interiors by Andrew Winch. Below is a video showing this jewel, published by Vitters Shipyard.

New 50m long range displacement yacht design by Acico Yachts and Sea Level Yacht Design

October 07, 2014

Acico Yachts is thrilled to introduce four new long range displacement yacht designs, developed in partnership with Sea Level Yacht Design. These steel-aluminium semi-custom yachts are truly master pieces in terms of level of luxury, sea keeping, as well as functionality. They are available in 26, 29, 40 and 50 meters in length.

New 50m motor yacht concept by Acico Yachts and Sea Level Yacht Design

New 50m motor yacht concept by Acico Yachts and Sea Level Yacht Design

The new 50m Acico motor yacht is the biggest design within the semi-custom range. Her sleek profile is both pleasing for the eye as well as giving huge outdoor deck areas. These have been designed to offer wide open spaces as well as a large array of amenities. A private balcony in the owners cabin, a large beach club at transom, a full beam tender garage, are a few to name.

50m Acico superyacht concept

50m Acico superyacht concept

The interior of the 50m Acico superyacht features a wide selection of living areas and facilities for all requirements to provide total comfort when spending long periods of time at sea. The 50 meter yacht design sleeps up to 12 guests in five large staterooms, four of which are situated on the lower deck and one on the wheelhouse deck whilst her master suite with private balcony accommodates the main deck.

Outdoors, the expansive deck spaces of the 50m Acico luxury yacht house various living areas including ample seating and sunbathing on the fly bridge alongside a fully equipped beach club.

50m Acico luxury yacht concept - Floor Plan

50m Acico luxury yacht concept - Floor Plan

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Acico Yachts.