The Greatest Yacht Designers: Stefano Righini

November 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Azimut Benetti Yachts proudly announces that the company’s leading designer Stefano Righini has been appointed by the Altagamma Foundation to the Altagamma Honorary Council as an Italian Ambassador of creative excellence. The naval architect has been working for a very long time with Azimut Benetti Group, and has designed some of the group’s distinguished collections of yachts. Among the most stunning superyachts, there are More 45m, Andiamo 36.6m, Mama Mia 36.58mAzimut77S 23.6m and Beverley 37m

Stefano Righini (left) with Paolo Vitelli, Azimut|Benetti Chairman

Stefano Righini (left) with Paolo Vitelli, Azimut|Benetti Chairman

“Stefano Righini is not only a leading naval designer, as demonstrated by over 5,500 boats on the water that bear his name,” Group Chairman Paolo Vitelli comments with satisfaction, “but also the prime mover behind the most important light and space revolutions in yacht interiors over the last 20 years. Stefano has left an unmistakable imprint on his designs, making an important contribution to our Group’s growth and leadership”.

Azimuth 77S Designed by Righini

Azimut 77S Designed by Righini

 

BEVERLEY

BEVERLEY

Righini has also brought some important design ideas to construction of yachts: a transformation of portholes into large windows integrated in the hull, design concepts of Benetti coupe, sport fly and trawler models.

Azimut Benetti Group is a bespoke ship building company, which focuses on design and innovation. The appointment of Stefano Reigning as an Italian Ambassador of the creative excellence adds to the group’s reputation as being a world-recognised yacht builder delivering creativity and elegance in its yachts.

A large selection of Azimut and Benetti yachts is available for charter. If you require any further information or would like to secure a luxury yacht for charter please contact your preferred broker for the best advice and unbiased service.

 

Best Luxury Destinations: Antigua & Barbuda

November 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Summer season in the Caribbean has begun! This also means that yacht owners, enthusiasts and professionals are gearing up to cruise around the amazing Islands, explore the life on and off-water, enjoy some Caribbean rum and gastronomic delights. If you have some exciting plans this winter then we assume you will be there too! Here is some inspiration for you to join us in Antigua and Barbuda this December.

Relax on the incredible sandy shores of the beautiful islands.

Antigua by Michela Chemello

Antigua by Michela Chemello

Visit the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, which attracts a large number of visitors from all over the world. Showcasing over 100 motor and sailing yachts, the event will take place on Falmouth Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard from 4 until 10 December 2016.

English Harbour and Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean. Photo by Ocean/Corbis

English Harbour and Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean. Photo by Ocean/Corbis

Take an opportunity to cruise on the luxury charter superyacht Pioneer this Winter in the Caribbean.

MY PIONEER - Main

MY PIONEER - Main

Visit some luxury hotels off deck your superyacht.

Luxury Hotels. Antigua

Luxury Hotels. Antigua

Watch one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.

Hollie Beach Sunset. PC Lee Armstrong-Jones

Hollie Beach Sunset. PC Lee Armstrong-Jones

Sail on a luxury catamaran.

TRANQUILITY - Main shot

TRANQUILITY - Main shot

Explore the colourful life on the islands.

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Life off-water Antigua and Barbuda

Take some walks on the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda Vacations

Antigua and Barbuda Vacations

Enjoy numerous water activities on the turquoise crystal clear water of the Caribbean.

Sailing Catamaran Zenyatta - Kayak

Sailing Catamaran Zenyatta - Kayak

Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience. Charter a superyacht in the caribbean now. Get in touch with the professional team at CharterWorld for the best advice and unbiased service.

LADY BRITT

LADY BRITT

Closer Look: Superyacht Scorpion by Sanlorenzo

November 28, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Scorpion is a 46-metre superyacht by the distinguished Italian shipyard Sanlorenzo in 2015. This luxury vessel is a model of the 46STEEL series. The exterior design and engineering of Scorpion is a work of Sanlorenzo. Her interior design is exclusive, and was developed by the owner and Tiziana Vercellesi.

SCORPION by Sanlorenzo

SCORPION by Sanlorenzo

Scorpion features immaculate interior design with simple but sophisticated styling.

Main Saloon

Main Saloon

Stairwell

Stairwell

Luxury accommodation is offered in 5 cabins, including a master suite, 2 VIP rooms Stunning cabins are designed in soft tones, plush and silky fabrics with some darker toned details. A total of 12 guests will be assisted by a crew of 10, which will ensure that luxury experience is provided from the fist minute spent on board.

Owner's cabin

Owner’s cabin

Owner's Bathroom

Owner’s Bathroom

VIP cabin

VIP cabin

Entertainment and relaxation area are located over 5 decks. Sunbathing areas, beach club, fitness area with sauna are some of the great facilities on board Scorpion. There are a few options for formal and alfresco dining.

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

Upper deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Upper Deck

Scorpion is capable to reach a maximum speed of 17 kn with a cruising speed of 10kn.

Aft View

Aft View

Large group charters to Costa Rica and Panama aboard yacht Sherakhan

November 25, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Looking for a luxury yacht that can accommodate more than the industry average of 12 guests? 70m/230ft superyacht SHERAKHAN will not only take your large party from A to B, she has plenty to entertain all by herself.

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Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN

Built by Vyuk En Zonnen in 2005 and refitted in 2015, this iconic world discovery superyacht can withstand the conditions of the Arctic or the take you on a memorable journey to tropical horizons. This winter, motor yacht SHERAKHAN is available in Costa Rica and Panama before heading to Europe for the 2017 summer season.

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN - Main saloon with wet bar

Motor yacht SHERAKHAN – Main saloon with wet bar

Elegant modern interiors make her the perfect space to celebrate a special occasion, or to use as a venue for a product launch or photo shoot. The dining area seats 26 at its extensive table and guests will find no end of subtle details to discuss in the finishing touches and styling from Rijntjes Interior Design.

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN - Dining area

Discovery yacht SHERAKHAN – Dining area

The dining area is overlooked by the upper saloon second tier balconies, all of which which connect to the bottom floor with swooping glass staircases. Efficient ease of access is a priority on board and the lift (elevator) will take guests across the floors so that no one needs to miss a moment of the excitement.

Whether your guests are looking for a high octane time or a relaxing meditative retreat, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN caters to both ends of the spectrum: There are plenty of outdoor sun pads and seating to lay back with a book or enjoy alfresco dining together to the backdrop of Panama.

Sherakhan’s Spa

SHERAKHAN’S gym and spa

The gym combines the best elements of work and play, with plenty of machines for workouts and training before heading to the hot tub and sauna. The spa therapy room has massage services to ease tired muscles and remove stubborn knots after a day making use of the impressive water toys, which include:

  • 2 x Jet skis
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Laser Sail Boats
  • 1 x Inflatable trampoline
  • 2 x Windsurfers
  • 1 x Kayak
  • 2 x Paddleboards
  • Wake Board
  • 2 x Water-skis
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Waterslide
  • Towable Toys
Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

Spa therapy services aboard superyacht SHERAKHAN

At night, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN lights up in elegant and inviting beauty in preparation for an evening of entertainment. When Verkek Yachting Projects created her exterior, they ensured that all 26 guests could be comfortably accommodated within the same area on board: soak up the Costa Rican sun and socialise in the Jacuzzi on the bridge deck or enjoy the sauna and spa therapy rooms in smaller groups.

Regardless of whether your guests are staying in the Master suite or one of the twin cabins, guests are sure to be impressed with the spacious layout that is both comfortable and beautiful to behold.

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN - Twin suite

Luxury yacht SHERAKHAN – Twin suite

Guest accommodation includes: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 4 double cabins and 6 twin cabins. Up to 19 crew on board will ensure that every guest is taken care of with plenty of skills and experience to help guests improve on established skills and learn something new.

Superyacht SHERAKHAN is available from $385,000 per week plus expenses. Find out more and book your travel dates with CharterWorld to avoid disappointment.

The Top 10 Finest German Superyachts

November 25, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

1. Mega Yacht AZZAM – this 180m luxury mega yacht was constructed by Lurssen Shipyard in Germany and in 2013 was then the largest luxury yacht in the world. Launched by Lurssen in April 2013 this magnificent vessel featured beautiful, elegant exterior lines, styling by Nauta Yachts and interiors by Christophe Leoni. A world class team was behind this important project to ensure timeless design as well as luxurious and sophisticated accommodation. Azzam has an impressive top speed of 30 knots, what an adventure for those on board!

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht AZZAM Photo by Klaus Jordan

2. Motor Yacht SOLANDGE – this magnificent 2013 five deck Lurssen motor yacht has a timeless EspenOeino exterior superyacht design and interior designed by Aileen Rodriguez. Her length is 85m, a steel hull and aluminium super structure which is usual for most boats of this size and type. The Solandge motor yacht also has superb interior entertainment spaces along with expansive exterior areas making her well suited as a luxury charter motor yacht. She is available for luxury yacht charters in the Caribbean during the winter and in the Mediterranean during the summer months.

Superyacht Solandge after sunset - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Superyacht Solandge after sunset - Photo by Klaus Jordan

3. Luxury Superyacht TITANIA – the Titania is a 72m, 236.2 feet mega yacht built by the world famous German shipyard Lurssen in 2006. This spectacular luxury superyacht features exterior styling by EspenOino and equally impressive interior design by Zuretti. It’s one of the largest and most distinctive mega charter yachts in the world offering amazing accommodation for up to twelve guests seeking the highest level of comfort and excitement. The Titania spans six decks with outstanding dining features, sun deck with 360 degree views, a massive spa pool, sports bar, theater, gym and all round Wi-Fi.

Superyacht APOISE -  Main

Superyacht APOISE - Main

4. Luxury Superyacht EXCELLENCE V – this superyacht was designed by Raymond Langton Designs and launched by the German company Abeking & Rasmussen in 2012. It boasts a stunning dark blue hull with elegant lines measuring 60m (196,9 ft). She can accommodate up to twelve charter guests in seven deluxe cabins and is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The master suite is forward on the upper deck via a private lobby. It comes complete with a king size center line bed along with his and hers marble en suite facilities – wow!

EXCELLENCE V -  From Above

EXCELLENCE V - From Above

5. LEANDER G – designed by Kusch Yachts of Germany and built at Peenewerft, the Leander G, 74,98 metres (246 ft), is still one of the most gracious and largest superyachts in the world. She has a traditional, luxury yacht interior and comfortable accommodation for up to twelve charter guests. The Leander G can also carry 22 crew onboard, to ensure everyone enjoys ultimate relaxation. The interior designed by Pauline Nunns, after the style of an English country house, offers a duplex owner suite with a panoramic lounge and seven guest cabins. There’s air conditioning, Wi-Fi connection, Jacuzzis, a gym and lots of water sport toys, everything needed for a great yacht charter vacation.

LEANDER - Caribbean

LEANDER - Caribbean

6. Luxury motor yacht DREAM – this fabulous motor yacht cruises both the Mediterranean and Caribbean waterways depending on the season. Dream was built by the well respected German ship builders, Abeking & Rasmussen. This luxury motor yacht accommodates up to twelve guests in her four king-size cabins and two additional cabins. There are plenty of spectacular onboard features from an internal entertainment area to a state-of-the-art gymnasium, there’s also a sky lounge which converts to a movie theater with excellent surround sound.

MY DREAM -  Main

MY DREAM - Main

7. Yacht OASIS – the luxury superyacht Oasis was launched by the pioneering German shipyard Lurssen in 2006. Guests can expect innovative design features and luxurious details throughout. This fine vessel is available for charter in the Mediterranean Sea in the summer season and the Caribbean during the European winter. Offering accommodation for twelve in a full width master suite and five generous guest bedrooms, there’s no shortage of luxurious and spacious living space.

Oasis - Underway

Oasis - Underway

8. Yacht POLAR STAR – Polar Star is a Lurssen German built superyacht which was launched in 2005. It was designed by EspenOeino with an imposing six levels of interior and exterior deck space. The creative interior designer Pauline Nunn has provided tranquil ambience and sumptuous decadence throughout. The Polar Star also has an ice glass hull that allows access to all of the world’s oceans including some areas in the Arctic and Antarctic. This magnificent vessel is ideal for private yacht charter.

Superyacht POLARSTAR - Profile

Superyacht POLARSTAR - Profile

9. TOPAZTopaz, another luxury superyacht vessel built by the renowned German shipbuilding company Lurssen, has a length of 147m. She was designed by Tim Heywood and ranks as the fifth largest yacht in the world. There’s luxurious accommodation onboard for up to 64 guests as well as a wide range of awesome features. These include a helicopter landing pad, tender garage, an elevator, swimming platform, Jacuzzis, underwater lights, air conditioning and much more.

Mega yacht Topaz

Mega yacht Topaz

10. ECLIPSE – this 162.5m superyacht was built by German shipbuilders Blohm & Voss. The Eclipse can accommodate up to 36 guests and a crew of 100. Some of her features include a swimming pool on the main deck aft covered by a glass ceiling and a log burning fire table on the upper aft deck. She has two helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, 2 swimming pools, several hot tubs and even a disco hall. The Eclipse is also equipped with three launch boats and a mini-submarine which is capable of submerging to 50 metres.

Superyacht Eclipse

Superyacht Eclipse

 

M/Y Orient Star: Your Luxury Mediterranean Experience

November 25, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Christmas and the festive season are nearly here! Thinking of New Year’s resolutions? It is time to start planning your next vacation and put a luxury superyacht charter holiday on the list! An ideal superyacht? We have one in mind. The stunning 47-metre superyacht ORIENT STAR is available for booking in the Mediterranean. 

Orient Star Superyacht - Photo by CMB Yachts

Orient Star Superyacht - Photo by CMB Yachts

Orient Star was delivered in 2012 by the Turkish Shipyard CMB. This superyacht has a fantastic interior design and plenty of space for entertainment, whether it is a family holiday or a vacation with best friends. Superyacht Orient Star sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 luxury staterooms. The layout comprises of the master suite, two double staterooms and two twin cabins.

CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 002

CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 002

Her interior design was developed by Tara Bernard, and features soft and natural tones that create a very welcoming atmosphere. Luxury fabrics, leather and artwork add to an opulent contemporary design. The main deck saloon features plush seating, coffee table and a bar, which makes it a great place for social gatherings and to enjoy some beverages. Moving forward, there is a dining area to indulge in gastronomic delights in a formal and stylish atmosphere. If you would like to have some quiet time, there is another lounge area with an office and a library on the upper deck.

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CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 013

CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 013

Exterior spaces are fantastic, and are located over three decks. The main deck exterior includes a seating area, for whose who love astonishing panoramic views and light breeze. Alfresco dining area is located on the upper deck. More relaxation and entertainment amenities await on the sun deck: there is Jacuzzi, sunpads, wet bar and cocktail tables. Orient Star offers a large number of water toys, and a swimming platform for an easy access to the water.

CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 018

CMB Motor yacht ORIENT STAR - 018

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A crew of 9 will ensure to deliver exceptional service onboard for your luxury time on the superyacht Orient Star.

Orient Star can reach a maximum speed of 17 kn and a cruising speed of 13 kn.

If you would like to secure this luxury superyacht for charter please contact your preferred broker. The team at CharterWorld provides a professional and unbiased service.

 

Sold: Superyacht Lady B renamed NINGALOO

November 24, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Although the exact selling price hasn’t been announced, the news on commissioning the superyacht Lady B by Vitters Shipyard is really exciting, since she such an amazing superyacht. Lady B has been renamed, and from now on she will be known as NINGALOO.

Sailing Yacht Lady B

Sailing Yacht Lady B

Ningaloo (ex. Lady B) is a 47-metre sailing superyacht, which was launched by Vitters in 2010. In 2011 she was awarded the “Judges Special Commendation” at the World Superyacht Awards. Her naval architecture was developed by Dubois Naval Architect, and she was build according to Lloyd and MCA standards.

Lady B Lower Saloon

Lady B Lower Saloon

Rhodes Young worked on the interior design of this sailing yacht. Interior was designed to create more open spaces, thanks to the glass panel doors connecting inside and outside spaces. Luxury and cozy atmosphere on board is created with a use of some outstanding fabrics, walnut woodwork, artwork and stainless steel details.

Lady B Night Saloon

Lady B Night Saloon

The split-level upper and lower saloons and dining area are lit with natural light through the large windows. You can enjoy an amazing 360-degree panoramic view in the upper saloon, while relaxing on the u-shape sofa. The lower saloon provides plenty of space for dining and social gatherings. Ningaloo comfortably sleeps up 7 guests in 3 stunning cabins, including a full-beam master cabin with a private cockpit and dining area. The other 2 cabins can have double or twin beds, which is a perfect option for either family holiday or a voyage with friends.

Unveiling some further details, the asking price for Ningaloo was €17,900,000.

Lady B Aft View

Lady B Aft View

Nick Mezas Designs a 74m Superyacht in collaboration with Amels

November 24, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The first ever collaboration between bespoke Amels and Nick Mezas starts with an impressive 74-metre superyacht  concept. The new project is a custom made motor yacht with an imposing length and capabilities. The main idea around the concept is to create a long-distance going vessel, while providing an ultimate comfort for the guests on board.

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In order to achieve outstanding comfort and high safety standards, there will be low beamy bulwarks installed on every deck. Wide spaces that provide stunning panoramic views will deliver “a sense of freedom”, which is another important feature of the design concept. Stunning exterior looks are also provided by a very smart use of white and grey colours on the hull, which unites the hull and superstructure.

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Interior spaces are enormous, take as an example the owner’s deck that includes “his and hers’ bathrooms, walk-in wardrobes, the owner’s private office and lounge. Guests accommodation is offered over 2 Main Deck VIP suites and 3 Lower Deck guest suites. Wellness Centre and folding beach terrace are also located on the Main Deck. The Main Deck’s aft measures 180 sq m and features plenty of space for entertainment facilities. The guests on board will also have a luxury of swimming in a 6.5 m infinity pool. The Brigde Deck includes a seating area, and another lounging and sunbathing area. Another great feature of the concept is a helipad. More relaxation amenities are located on the sun deck: a lounge, Jacuzzi and sunbathing area, perfect for indulging in luxury experience on the superyacht.

Amels Nick Mezas Design

Amels Nick Mezas Design

Paszkowski Custom Line 120’ Project

November 24, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

It is certainly a very busy time for Paszkowski Design, as they involve into another superyacht project – the fist Custom Line 120′. Custom Line took pride in resenting the new project at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in collaboration with this bespoke design studio. The new Custom Line 120′ is expected to be completed in mid-2017.

Custom Line 120 ' Project

Custom Line 120 ‘ Project

The superyacht will measure 38.36 metres LOA with a maximum beam of 7.6 metres. She will be powered with two MTU 16V M94 engines, which will allow a maximum speed of 25 kn, a range of 420 nm and a cruising speed of 22 kn. Accommodation will be provided in 5 cabins.

Mega Yacht Columbus Classic 80m Sold

November 23, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Group is proud to announce the sale of a new Columbus Classic 80m. Although many details still have not been revealed, it was mentioned that some world renowned companies would be working on naval architecture, exterior and interior design of this mega yacht. Palumbo Group engineering team will be working closely on the development of the project. The new 80-metre vessel will have 5 decks with some trendy and classic design elements. Another characteristics of the yacht include straight lines, smooth and fashionable elements that create a simple but harmonious design. It is also known that glass will play an essential role in architectural design: windows of a considerable size and glass embankments will bring a sea-connected  atmosphere.

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More details of the mega yacht will soon be released, along with some images. We will be bringing you more news as soon some information becomes available.