Imposing 95m Mega Yacht INDIAN EMPRESS by Oceanco

November 04, 2015

The imposing 95m (312’) mega yacht INDIAN EMPRESS by Oceanco represents one of the largest yachts ever built in the Netherlands. Launched in 2000, luxury motor yacht INDIAN EMPRESS can be seen in the video below, made by ‘perfect’.

Luxury superyacht INDIAN EMPRESS is an impressive full displacement vessel, magnificently penned by the yard’s in-house team and The A Group. She can easily accommodate an amazing number of 32 guests in pure luxury and comfort.

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Mayra Yachts to unveil NEW 50m Motor Yacht EUPHORIA at 2016 Monaco Yacht Show

November 04, 2015

Turkish shipyard, Mayra Yachts, has announced that their new 50m motor yacht EUPHORIA, previously known as Prince 50, will be unveiled at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Currently under construction, superyacht EUPHORIA has been magnificently designed by Ken Freivokh.

50m superyacht EUPHORIA (Prince 50) under construction at Mayra Yachts

50m superyacht EUPHORIA (Prince 50) under construction at Mayra Yachts

Once completed, super yacht EUPHORIA will easily sleep up to 10 guests in the beautiful and lavishly appointed staterooms. There will be also accommodation for a crew of 10 members. EUPHORIA will by run by twin MTU diesels, expected to comfortably cruise at 12 knots.

EUPHORIA Yacht - Master Cabin

EUPHORIA Yacht – Master Cabin

CCN 86’ Flying Sport Yacht MAYLEN on display at FLIBS 2015

November 04, 2015

CCN (Cerri Cantieri Navali) will be attending the 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), displaying the CCN 86’ Flying Sport yacht MAYLEN. Luxury motor yacht MAYLEN represents a flawless combination of sporty features and onboard comfort, characterized by elegance, style, functionality and onboard liveability.

CCN 86 Flying Sport Yacht MAYLEN in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

CCN 86 Flying Sport Yacht MAYLEN in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Superyacht MAYLEN boasts such simple yet very innovative solutions as her interior layout, where the traditional day area has been replaced by two salons on two different levels, offering a charming, perspective view from the aft cockpit.

The restyling of the FlyingSport line has been also recently unveiled, for both the 86’ and the 102’ yacht models. Their traditional design and décor have been preserved, adding, however, a modern touch and harmonizing them with current trends, with a special focus on the American market.

The restyling of the Carrara-based shipyard’s most successful line has gone hand in hand with the construction of two new steel and aluminium and/or all-aluminium yacht lines: two 27-metre and 35-metre ‘small megayachts’ penned by Studio Spadolini Design, as well as two 35-metre ‘Expedition’ yachts designed by Vallicelli.

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Italian Superyacht Builder BAGLIETTO announces its presence at FLIBS 2015

November 04, 2015

Italian superyacht builder, Baglietto, part of the Gavio Group, has announced its presence at this week’s 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), running in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from November 5 to 9, 2015. The stand of the historical La Spezia-based shipyard will be located in the SYBAss area, the area reserved to the Superyacht Builder Association, where Baglietto will present its new planing and displacement lines, penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Luxury motor yacht ONLY ONE by Baglietto

Luxury motor yacht ONLY ONE by Baglietto

Baglietto has recently participated in the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show, where the 46m displacement yacht Only One and the first 43m hull in the new FAST line, superyacht Pachamama, were officially introduced to the public.

FAST 43m Superyacht PACHAMAMA

43m FAST Superyacht PACHAMAMA

The striking Only One boasts elegant outer lines and stylish interiors, characterized by the use of extremely fine materials, including precious woods that are further enriched by classical decorations in the craftsman tradition. The 43m FAST yacht Pachamama boasts spacious volumes, very bright interiors thanks to huge glazed surfaces, as well as the sober elegance of her furniture and furnishings, whose harmonious, rounded shapes add an additional touch of softness to the yacht’s spacious interiors.

PACHAMAMA superyacht

PACHAMAMA superyacht


Six yachts are presently in build at Baglietto’s: the prototype of the MV19 line; the hull of a new 55m displacement yacht; two hulls (43m and 46m, respectively) in the Fast line; a 54m displacement hull; as well as a new 48m yacht in the displacement line.

In addition, Baglietto is presently working on several other projects, whose interior design and naval engineering have already been developed by design firm Paszkowski and Baglietto’s engineering department, respectively, including a 43m displacement yacht, a 62m displacement vessel, as well as a 38m Fast yacht.

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Awe-inspiring 63m motor yacht MERIDIAN by ICON Yachts to be showcased at FLIBS 2015

November 04, 2015

The awe-inspiring 63m (205’) motor yacht MERIDIAN (ex Maidelle, Project Midlandia) by ICON Yachts will be showcased at this week’s 56th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). With naval architecture by Jouke van der Baan, the 2012-launched mega yacht MERIDIAN boasts striking exteriors by Redman Whiteley Dixon, with stylish and elegant interiors by Cristiano Gatto.

63m Motor Yacht MERIDIAN by ICON Yachts

63m Motor Yacht MERIDIAN (ex Maidelle, Project Midlandia) by ICON Yachts

Luxury yacht MERIDIAN offers deluxe accommodation in lavishly appointed cabins, including the Owner´s cabin divided in two decks with a direct link to a gorgeous saloon with fantastic views. In 2013, MERIDIAN underwent an extensive conversion of the Observation Lounge on the forward upper deck into a second Master Suite, performed by ICON Yachts.

Luxury yacht MERIDIAN - Exterior

Luxury yacht MERIDIAN – Exterior

MERIDIAN Yacht - Saloon

MERIDIAN Yacht – Saloon

Superyacht MERIDIAN - Dining

Superyacht MERIDIAN – Dining

Motor yacht MERIDIAN - Cabin

Motor yacht MERIDIAN – Cabin

Among the many remarkable features of super yacht MERIDIAN (ex Maidelle, Project Midlandia) belongs the special choice of woods, like mahogany, rosewood, ebony as well as walnut canaletto, all with glossy finishing, and balanced by the presence of natural stones such as Spain natural stone treated with oils.

MERIDIAN superyacht - side view

MERIDIAN superyacht – side view

There are more charter yachts built by Icon Yachts here.

Video: Exciting New Princess 35M Motor Yacht ANTHEYA III

November 04, 2015

Princess Yachts have proudly released a new video to experience the generous accommodation and spacious al-fresco living of the exciting new Princess 35M motor yacht ANTHEYA III. Superyacht ANTHEYA III is an innovative, powerful and graceful vessel, boasting an unmatched combination of features and performance.

Princess 35M super yacht ANTHEYA III’s exterior spaces are vast and versatile with an innovatively designed cockpit and transom area, creating an informal ‘Beach Club’ arrangement, where a large seating area incorporates a combination of aft and forward facing seating. An optional bar can be added to deliver an informal leisure space that can easily be transformed into a formal dining area.

Princess 35M Yacht ANTHEYA III

Princess 35M Yacht ANTHEYA III

Moreover, the vast and ingeniously designed foredeck of luxury yacht ANTHEYA III incorporates an attractive and generous seating and sun lounging area, while the sundeck offers a U-shaped seating area, large wet bar and bespoke dining options.

Luxury yacht ANTHEYA III - Saloon

Luxury yacht ANTHEYA III – Saloon

The lower deck of ANTHEYA III yacht can host three or four luxuriously appointed en suite staterooms for six or eight guests, which can be customized with the help of the Princess Design Studio. Crew quarters positioned forward comprise of three en suite cabins.

ANTHEYA III Yacht - Cabin

ANTHEYA III Yacht – Cabin

The main deck of ANTHEYA III superyacht features a full-beam owner’s stateroom accessed via an ante-room, which can be specified as an office. The stateroom is also fitted with large panoramic windows, two walk-in wardrobes and a huge bathroom with bath, shower and toilet facilities.

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Impressive 91M Oceanco Mega Yacht INFINITY underway in Fort Lauderdale

November 04, 2015

The impressive 91,5m Oceanco mega yacht INFINITY (Y710) was captured by ‘ZipZapPower’ in the video below, while underway in the popular Fort Lauderdale yacht holiday location, nestled in Florida. Launched in 2014, the eye-catching superyacht INFINITY with aluminium superstructure built by Aluship features naval architecture by Azure Naval Architects and the yard’s in-house team, while her striking exterior design is by Espen Oeino.

Boasting five amazing decks, the awe-inspiring 91,50m Oceanco motor yacht INFINITY can sleep up to 14 guests in pure luxury and comfort. She offers 7 lavishly appointed cabins, including a gorgeous master cabin, two VIP cabins and four double guest cabins.

There are more charter yachts about Oceanco here.

Majestic 42m J Class Sailing Superyacht TOPAZ delivered by Holland Jachtbouw

November 04, 2015

Following extensive sea trials, the majestic 42m sailing superyacht TOPAZ (J8) has recently left Holland Jachtbouw to start an exciting new life cruising and racing amongst other luxury yachts and the J Class fleet. Beautifully penned by Hoek Design, the 26,80m sailing yacht TOPAZ is based on the original lines of Frank Paine’s classic 1930s yachts. She has been built with a reduced wetted surface and higher keel aspect ratio to the longest waterline length yet to be seen in a J Class yacht.

42m J Class Yacht TOPAZ (J8) by Holland Jachtbouw

42m J Class Yacht TOPAZ (J8) by Holland Jachtbouw

Moreover, TOPAZ yacht’s J Class stablemate, luxury charter yacht RAINBOW, also constructed at Holland Jachtbouw, reached her home yard for a minor refit, so both Js were alongside at the shipyard earlier this Summer, along with the 43m sailing superyacht ASGARD (ex Hetairos), undergoing an 18-month refit.

New Explorer Yacht under construction at Holland Jachtbouw

New Explorer Yacht under construction at Holland Jachtbouw

In addition, Holland Jachtbouw is currently working on the construction of two new explorer yachts, being built with an emphasis on weight saving and optimum placement of systems. They are intended for long distance cruising in the Baltic and polar regions.

View more charter yachts built by Holland Jachtbouw here.

Upgraded Abell Point Marina Welcomes The World’s Largest Catamaran – Impressive 44m Sailing Superyacht HEMISPHERE

November 04, 2015

This week saw the Abell Point Marina welcome the world’s largest catamaran – the impressive 44m sailing superyacht HEMISPHERE. The Queensland marina has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, the popular Australia yacht charter destinations.

44m sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE at Abell Point Marina

44m sailing catamaran HEMISPHERE at Abell Point Marina

Abell Point Marina is presently going through a dredging programme under the direction of new owner, Paul Darrouzet, ensuring the marina is able to host larger superyachts. The move comes as part of a focused drive by the marina to increase the facilities available within the region to superyachts.

“Everyone at Abell Point has gone out of their way to make sure our stay went smoothly,” said sailing yacht HEMISPHERE’s Captain, Gavin Bladen. “Abell Point is a great facility for yachts to prepare for trips out into the Whitsundays, or take a little down time for the crew. The marina facilities have undergone a major revamp since their humble beginnings and now tick all the boxes a superyacht looks for when deciding where to berth.”

Luxury yacht HEMISPHERE under sail

Luxury yacht HEMISPHERE under sail

Abell Point Marina has also been heavily involved, working with national legislators to increase superyacht access to the Great Barrier Reef region. Led by Darrouzet, the marina’s team worked as part of an action group with Superyacht Australia, lobbying Australian government to ease access to the nation for foreign-flagged charter yachts. The team also collaborates with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to ease restrictions for larger yachts, wishing to access the fabulous Whitsunday Islands.

“Since the upgrade of the marina under new ownership, we have experienced a huge in-crease in Australian and international superyachts ranging from 35-50m visiting the marina. The marina is on the doorstep to the Whitsunday Islands, the facilities and services are of a high standard and it is located conveniently in the vibrant coastal town of Airlie Beach,” commented Luke McCaul, Abell Point Marina marketing and business development manager.

Aerial view of Abell Point Marina

Aerial view of Abell Point Marina

“To a small town like Airlie Beach, the flow-on effect of a visiting superyacht has astronomical benefits. On average we may see $50 – $60,000 AUD being spent weekly in the local economy which flows on to shopping centres, butchers, flower huts, restaurants, clubs and more. We would love to see this benefit grow and, by continuously improving the experience for superyachts, our goal is to be the base of choice to experience the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.”

Abell Point Marina has gone through a major development to offer every service needed for superyachts in the Great Barrier Reef. Berths stretch to 70-metres, with onsite concierge services, including a dedicated helicopter for transfers, professional team, provisioners, crew services, as well as other amenities all on site.

Abell Point Marina

Abell Point Marina

The Whitsundays are home to the legendary Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, top class resorts Hamilton and Hayman Islands, and has a private jet terminal and local airports which connects to international flights in Brisbane to the south and Cairns to the north. The region holds exceptional appeal to yacht; something Captain Bladen reinforces.

The latest Luxury Yachts to confirm their participation in Asia’s largest Superyacht Rendezvous

November 03, 2015

The latest luxury vessels to confirm their participation in the eagerly awaited 15th Anniversary edition of the prestigious Asia Superyacht Rendezvous are the 55m Feadship motor yacht SAMAX, the 36,8m Myanmar yacht SUNSHINE, as well as the beautiful Indonesian classic Phinisi yacht LAMIMA – at 65m, the world’s largest wooden sailing yacht, available for charter for the Rendezvous.

Motor yacht Sapphire and sailing yacht Sunshine. Image Credit to Adriano Trapanai

Motor yacht Sapphire and sailing yacht Sunshine. Image Credit to Adriano Trapanai

The exclusive Kata Rocks Resort will once again host this elite gathering destined for superyacht owners and their VIP guests for three fun packed days from December 16 to 18. The event represents Asia’s largest Rendezvous of superyacht owners, guests, VIPs and crew who meet to have fun before the Christmas season.

This year’s event will open with an amazing Thai Buddhist Blessing of the attending fleet. That evening, some of the best mixologists in the area will treat guests to cocktails aboard S/Y Lamima to get everyone into the festive mood.

The following days, the sailing yachts will participate in a regatta where they will compete against one another in the fantastic surroundings of Phuket. The motor yachts will follow at a more leisurely pace, whilst not missing a second of the action against the backdrop of some of the world’s most fascinating scenery.

The ever-popular Feadship Challenge will return this year. The teams will once again go head to head competing with model boats. The Rendezvous Pirate Booty is a fun treasure hunt for all guests to enjoy. The VIP Gala Dinner presents the finale for the Rendezvous and guests will be treated to a delicious Thai fusion menu, prepared by the new Executive Chef at Kata Rocks, who has a strong Michelin star heritage.

Clients can now charter a sailing or motor yacht for the duration of the Rendezvous and attend the fun sailing and other Rendezvous events, thanks to a new superyacht charter license, issued for superyachts of 30m+ in Thailand. The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous can either form the start of an Andaman cruising season or become the unforgettable grand finale of a tour of South East Asia. Phuket is the perfect gateway and jumping off point for further exploration of the Andaman Sea.

“The Rendezvous is a fun filled event that gives owners great pleasure. We at Feadship want to show owners the fun side of yachting and this is why we’ve supported the event since it’s conception,” said Bas Nederpelt from Feadship.