Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2014 to start tomorrow

October 16, 2014

The three-day 2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo is set to start tomorrow, on October 17. The event site is a hive of activity as exhibitors prepare and polish their displays to help make the event one to remember.

The 32-hectare Expo site will feature more than 200 exhibitors over a 3km display circuit

The 32-hectare Expo site will feature more than 200 exhibitors over a 3km display circuit

The non-profit Expo – at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct – is a massive showcase of all things aquatic – from super yachts to jet skis, kayaks and family fun accessories to fishing equipment … and everything in between.

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO AT EXPO

-  Catch the McDonald’s High Dive Show

- Inspect a huge range of more than 600 boats – from super yachts to sports boats, family fun boats to fishing vessels and tenders

- See the fastest Jet Ski on the Planet

- Get a fish-eye view of life beneath the water

-  Check out all the fun and futuristic toys – the Hoverboard and Jetovator will even have on-water demonstrations

- Watch as celebrity chef Bart Beek cooks up a storm

- Cheer on the Coomera Cup competitors

- Ride the Riviera Express or tour Quintrex

- Bring the kids for great fun attractions!

- Get everything you need for a great summer on the water.

Expo 2014 has also confirmed the official Queensland release of the highly anticpated limited edition 2015 Kawasaki Ultra 310R jet ski

Expo 2014 has also confirmed the official Queensland release of the highly anticpated limited edition 2015 Kawasaki Ultra 310R jet ski

Event & Marketing Manager Emma Milne says there is an air of excitement as the final major Australian boat show of the year starts to take shape.

“Exhibitor numbers are up more than 10 per cent on last year and we have more than 60 new product releases – everything from boats to fun and futuristic toys to safety equipment and all sorts of gadgets and gizmos,” says Ms Milne.

“Expo is a boat show and so much more – you can get everything you need for a great summer on the water … all in one place!

“We also have live demonstrations and attractions across our 3km Expo circuit every 15 minutes, including the McDonald’s High Diving Show, the Hoverboard and Jetovator demonstrations, factory tours and cooking demonstrations.

“Combine all that with plenty of fun for the kids and a gourmet food court … and Expo has everything you need to get set for a great summer filled with memories to last a lifetime.”

The aluminium boat-builder with a cult following, Quintrex, will conduct guided tours of its massive facility, while TAFE Queensland’s Gold Coast Marine Training Centre will also open its doors to the public as an informative addition to its exhibit.

Iconic Australian luxury yacht builder Riviera will conduct factory tours too, via a fully narrated train ride, The Riviera Express, which will provide visitors and the families of its 430 master craftsmen and team members an insight into the pride and passion that goes into every Riviera yacht.

“Preliminary enquiries into both the Quintrex and Riviera factory tours has been very strong,” says Ms Milne. “It’s great these companies will give visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of how they create their boats.”

Expo offers free parking and the nominal ticket price of $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (with children under 15 admitted free when accompanied by an adult) helps raise money for the charities that volunteer their time to help make the event a success.

“A lot goes into conducting an event of this scale,” said Ms Milne. “And our valued volunteers do a fantastic job of marshaling and helping in any way they can to make Expo not just one of the best marine events in Australia, but one of the most affordable too!”

The 2014 Expo charities are the Rotary Club of Coomera River, the Westpac Helicopter Lifesaver Rescue Service, Sailability Gold Coast and the Sea World Search & Rescue Foundation. To date, the event has raised over $50,000 for charity.

Expo is an initiative of founding partners, Clipper Motor Yachts, Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard, Riviera and International Paint. National Australia Bank is a 2014 event partner and NAB customers can show their bank or credit cards at the gate to gain priority entry.

100-foot limit lifted for 2015 Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Middle Sea Races

October 16, 2014

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Royal Malta Yacht Club have lifted the 100-foot (30,47m) LOA monohull limit for the 2015 editions of the Rolex Fastnet Race as well as the Rolex Middle Sea Race, set by a number of the classic 600 mile races, such as the Fastnet, Sydney Hobart and Middle Sea races. This will allow superyachts attending the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series to compete.

Start of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes, Isle of Wight - Credit Rolex Kurt Arrigo

Start of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes, Isle of Wight - Credit: Rolex Kurt/Arrigo

The AORS consists of four events: the RORC Caribbean 600, the 2015 Transatlantic Race from Newport to the Lizard, the Rolex Fastnet Race and Rolex Middle Sea Race. Superyachts have always been eligible to race in the RORC Caribbean 600 and a number have entered for the west to east Transatlantic Race at the end of June/July 2015, organised by the Royal Yacht Squadron and New York Yacht Club in association with the Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm Trysail Club.

In previous editions of the Rolex Fastnet Race only monohulls of 100ft or less were eligible to win the coveted Fastnet Challenge Cup. In 2013 there were two monohulls at this upper limit of 100ft: Mike Slade’s Farr 100 charter yacht ICAP Leopard (GBR), and Igor Simcic’s RP100 superyacht Esimit Europa 2 (SLO).

With a number of superyachts competing in the 2015 Transatlantic Race, such as Elena Ambrosiadou’s, 289ft Dykstra/Perini Navi charter yacht Maltese Falcon, and superyacht Mariette, the 1915 Herreshoff classic, the increased LOA limit for the 46th biennial Rolex Fastnet Race will entice yachts over 100ft to enter and possibly win the Fastnet Challenge Cup, making for a spectacular race from Cowes, Isle of Wight in August 2015.

Rolex Fastnet priority for RORC members

“Another initiative in place for the Rolex Fastnet Race is to give RORC members priority when entering in January 2015,” explains Nick Elliott, RORC Racing Manager. “The race was oversubscribed in 2013 within 24 hours of entry opening with many boats, including those of RORC members, having to go on a waiting list. To cope with demand, the Club increased the limit to 340, but with the 2015 Transatlantic Race from Newport to the Lizard having close to 60 boats and the Rolex Middle Sea Race breaking the 100 boat barrier, we can only envisage another scramble for places when entry opens at midday on the 12th January 2015,” continues Elliott.

New full service superyacht marina planned for Maldives

October 16, 2014

Marina management specialist, Sea-Alliance Group, has announced a partnership with its Maldives partner, Maldives Yacht Support (MYS), to develop a full service superyacht marina in the fabulous Indian Ocean yacht charter location – the Maldives. This will provide facilities for visiting yachtsmen and luxury yacht charter operators in the region.

The fantastic Maldives yacht charter destination in the Indian Ocean

A superyacht in the fantastic Maldives yacht charter location, nestled in the Indian Ocean

MYS will work with the Maldives government to gain the required approvals in this outstanding group of islands. MYS director Ahmed Abdulla Afeef has already achieved major Government concessions by improving the regulations for charter yachts which can now visit the islands for longer periods than previously allowed. This has made the development of a quality marina for visiting yachtsmen a reality.

Sea-Alliance Group director Roy Klajman commented: “We have developed a number of marina projects in the Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean and handle full management and operation of the 5 Gold Anchor Karpaz Gate Marina in Northern Cyprus. Following our strengthening relationships with MYS we are seeking to bring our expertise to the islands in a joint venture to create a high quality, resort marina which will provide facilities up to superyacht requirements. We are currently talking to a Dutch engineering company who will handle the build process but we are not expecting this to happen overnight and are looking for additional investors to join us in the project.  With owners looking for new winter cruising waters, the beauty and tranquillity of the Maldives will be a strong attraction when we can provide the facilities they need.”

The Maldives currently has one small marina attached to a remote resort. The Sea-Alliance Group project intends to bring marina services to the main atoll for best communications and accessibility. With the high season starting in November the Maldives is a credible alternative to the Caribbean for superyacht owners based in the Mediterranean looking for a year round season.

A very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 16, 2014

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show, hosted by the glamorous Monaco yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean, featured a record exhibition of 115 superyachts afloat and 510 companies. The extension of this prestigious event met the strong demand of the industry and presented its best “yachting” offer to the visitors of the show.

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

On the docks, the exhibitors all underlined the evolution of the attendance levels: a slight decrease in visits (32 921 participants against 33 730 in 2013) but with no doubt of a far better quality as to contacts made, with many more owners and potential clients visiting. The MYS has been for several years an important part of the selling process of a yacht, but indeed the success of a participation in Monaco is materialised by the signature of contracts, if not on site, within the following weeks.

In fact, the real challenge for the MYS organisers was to affirm and confirm the ultra high-end quality of the professional and private visitors. “We have re-orientated the positioning of the show so as to attract a new end clientele and initiate it to the ‘superyachting’ culture”. The MYS must be a major ambassador and bring about the whole industry for promotion among potential clients,” says Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, before adding: “Last June, we carried out in Shangai a promotional campaign for superyachting, among the Chinese elite that we invited to the show. We have also developed collaborations with luxury conciergeries or private clubs in order to organise VIP clients visits to the show, and meetings with our exhibitors.”

Luxury superyachts on display at MYS 2014

Luxury superyachts on display at MYS 2014

Although the increase of the entrance fee to 150 € per day could have had an influence on the number of visitors, the attendance levels remained quite stable with nearly 33 000 participants this year. A statistic that confirms the initial objective of the MYS, which was to boost the exhibiting companies which attended with a lot more representatives, and that is significant as to the B2B and B2C commercial stakes of a participation to the MYS. “With nearly 90% of stands renewal each year, the MYS can be compared to a club where everyone knows each other but above all where they all strongly invest to meet in a common business atmosphere in Monaco. In the capacity of organisers, we are responsible for the quality of the exhibition, for the services offered to the exhibitors as well as for the means implemented to maximise the return on investment of their participation,” according to Ms Tallarida.

The trend towards a better quality of the visitors was also confirmed by the presence of prestigious partners: Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watchmaker, exhibited his limited edition of “MonacoYS 2014” fine watches for the 7th successive year as an official sponsor. Baccarat, the French glassworker, celebrated its 250 years and fitted out the show VIP area and the Upper Deck Lounge, once more with the interior designers Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Paola Lenti, or with the Opera Gallery art gallery. Porsche, the automobile constructor present for the first time as a partner, came to reveal the fabulous 918 Spyder whereas Avakian, the jeweller, showcased some of its most elegant jewels collections.

Aerial view of MYS 2014

Aerial view of MYS 2014

The superyachting celebration

Among the 115 superyachts present this year, nearly half of them were less than two years built, and specifically 38 had been delivered in 2014. An anew exceptional fleet, awaited by the buyers, was exhibited by the brokerage companies and included 76 superyachts available for sale or charter.

Some of the units have been dedicated to the first ever MYS Award Ceremony organised on the 23rd of September last in the new Monaco Yacht Club.

Mega yacht Grace E (73m, 2014), from Perini Navi-Picchiotti shipyard, won the award for the best interior design and mega yacht Solandge (85,5m, 2013, Lürssen) the one for the best exterior design. The award for the best 2014 launch exhibited at the MYS was granted to the 91,5m spectacular mega yacht Equanimity by Oceanco. The reception also rewarded explorer yacht Yersin with the Monaco 2014 trophy and the superyacht Admiral with the Green Plus Yacht award given by the environmental classification company RINA. An honorary award ceremony that rewarded the exceptional work carried out by each winner, in front of an audience of decision-makers and personalities from the yachting world.

Mega yacht Solandge by Lurssen

Mega yacht Solandge by Lurssen

The MYS 2014 also welcomed the captains and crews of the superyachts in the brand new MYS C&C Lounge that was exclusively dedicated to them during the four days of the show. Obviously, MYS high standards services were offered all day long. The show had to be the celebration of the ‘superyachting’ way of life, whether it be a shipowner or a crew member.

This 24th edition has thus been characterised by the quality of the visitors and the legitimate ambitions of each exhibitor to present its best offer on the docks and afloat in the Port Hercule.

This edition also underlines a new historical cycle for the MYS, as for its 25th anniversary in 2015 the show will present a new configuration of the exhibition area, with in particular the capacity to welcome megayachts up to 120m long along the quay Rainier III and mainly the repositioning of the Darse Nord tents on the Quai Antoine 1er. Nevertheless, do not worry, the organisers work closely with the Monegasque government aiming to place each stand as logically as possible and keep the commercial synergy developed among the exhibitors over the years.

30m Sarp sailing yacht THE GEM with interior design by Stephen Huish

October 16, 2014

Luxury sailing yacht THE GEM is a beautiful 30-metre vessel, developed with Sarp Yachts in Turkey. Superyacht THE GEM boasts striking interiors, designed by Stephen Huish.

30m Sarp superyacht THE GEM with interiors by Stephen Huish

30m Sarp superyacht THE GEM with interiors by Stephen Huish

LUXURY YACHT THE GEM – INTERIOR

The brief was to create a ‘pure relaxed feel’ throughout THE GEM yacht’s interior. She features an un-pretentious interior, which can be also personalized by owners.

THE GEM superyacht

THE GEM superyacht

The interiors of THE GEM superyacht can be characterized by the use of light materials throughout, textured finishes, leathers and taupe colors.  These are complemented by the warm light and dark stained oak details, as well as polished stainless steel highlights throughout.  The interior’s light materials give the impression of a larger space.

Luxury yacht THE GEM - Interior

Luxury yacht THE GEM - Interior

The raised salon (pictured) is the hub of all traffic on board THE GEM yacht with access leading down to two guest cabins.  Further forward of this is the master suite.  The main features of the saloon include a central pop-up television, which swivels facing port or starboard, with the large skylights above.

The interior of super yacht THE GEM features a modern contemporary style. The beauty of the interior is in a clean and fresh canvas, destined for any owner wishing to make it his own.

THE GEM superyacht - Interior

THE GEM superyacht - Interior

With a superb exterior designed by the highly talented and experienced designer Tanju Kalaycioglu of Taka Yacht Design and the exceptional shipyard Sarp Yachts, this yacht is a true gem for the ocean. All naval architecture has been developed by Taka Yacht Design with engineering by Sarp Yachts. THE GEM is a yacht that has been tested and is ready to go.

30m Sarp Yacht THE GEM - Profile

30m Sarp Yacht THE GEM - Profile

Stephen Huish is also developing two further yachts for Sarp – a 40M Classic yacht presented last month and a 40M sailing yacht with modern contemporary interiors expected to be unveiled soon.

Italian Trade Agency (ICE) supports internationalization of the 54th Genoa Boat Show

October 16, 2014

On the occasion of the 54th Genoa International Boat Show, the Italian Trade Agency, in partnership with UCINA Confindustria Nautica, hosted a delegation of 108 foreign operators, comprising dealers as well as journalists. The event came to its end on October 6, 2014.

Genoa Boat Show 2014 Day 1

Genoa Boat Show 2014 Day 1

40 foreign dealers and 68 trade journalists, for a total of 108 operators from 30 countries. 500 meetings scheduled with around 50 participating exhibitors and 960 press-matches. These impressive figures give a sense of the commitment of the Italian Trade Agency (ICE) to supporting the internationalization of the 54th Genoa Boat Show.

The traders and journalists involved come from as many as 30 different countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Brazil, Russia, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Switzerland, Argentina. The most represented in terms of participants were the USA, Germany, India, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Russia, Spain and China (including Hong Kong).

“The participation of such a large and mixed foreign delegation”, said Roberto Luongo, General Manager of the Italian Trade Agency,” has allowed many business meetings and trade press conferences to take place, thus expanding the opportunities of Italian exhibiting companies and, more generally, contributing to strengthening the Boat Show’s international image and positioning, for the benefit of our entire boating industry and its exports.”

“One of the strengths of this year’s edition”, said Marina Stella, General Manager of UCINA, “was the fact of giving the Boat Show a more international flavour. The essential support of the Italian Trade Agency has allowed us to provide a service targeted especially at those exhibitors, which, alone, would be unable to sustain the investments required to have a presence abroad. Furthermore, it has enabled us to embark on a new and more complex positioning project, both for the Show itself and for the excellence it showcases, starting with the entire Italian boating sector, thus providing significant visibility abroad. We intend to capitalise on and pursue this activity in the coming months, even more so now that the curtains have closed on the 54th Boat Show. Naturally, we will work hard to improve the Show’s organisation based on feedback received from exhibitors. ”

The initiative involved twenty five foreign ICE offices, which, also on the basis of indications from UCINA, supervised the selection of and liaised with the foreign dealers and journalists, as well organising the transfers. The Italian Trade Agency and UCINA also organised and supported a series of welcome activities, including the setting up of a special lounge for guests, as well as assistance and coordination, networking events and a series of ‘dealer meetings’ on the sidelines of the Boat Show, with the aim of facilitating the encounter between exhibiting SMEs and foreign dealers. These meetings took place in truly prestigious locations, such as the Rolli Palazzos.

The retailers participating in the delegations took part in approximately 500 bilateral meetings organised by the Italian Trade Agency based on their company profiles and on the events of interest expressed by about 50 Italian exhibitors who joined the initiative.

It is worth mentioning the high quality of the trade journalists selected, who met with the exhibitors and paid special attention to those who had expressed particular interest in the event. This poses as a valuable showcase, especially for smaller companies, to raise awareness of the company abroad and, at the same time, as an important vehicle for promoting the image of the Boat Show.

The entire operation was supported by an advertising campaign on financial, trade and non-trade publications, mainly abroad, in the countries of greatest interest.

Delivery of 20,25m Bestevaer 66ST sailing yacht ANABEL

October 16, 2014

Measuring 20,25 meters in length, the Bestevaer 66ST sailing yacht ‘Anabel’ was one of the most visited yachts during the Hiswa in-water boat show in Amsterdam, where she was showcased by KM Yachtbuilders as the longest sailing yacht on display. Following the event, luxury yacht ‘Anabel’ was successfully delivered to her new Owner.

Bestevaer 66ST Yacht Anabel under sail

Bestevaer 66ST Yacht Anabel under sail

It wasn’t long before ‘Anabel’ yacht was the talk of the town and people on the jetties were calling out that ‘you really have to go and see the ‘helicopter’ boat!’.

The owner of the ‘Anabel’ yacht does indeed like to fly in an helicopter, and this is clearly reflected on board his yacht. There is one big leather helm seat in the pilot house. And on the dashboard you will see countless meters, displays, buttons and warning lamps. Below in the salon you will find the ‘master panel’, where all the yacht’s functions can be read out, steered or monitored.

Luxury yacht Anabel sailing

Luxury yacht Anabel sailing

But why to have such a panel in your yacht? Other yachts don’t have them, do they?

Eeuwe Kooi, owner of KM Yachtbuilders: “Our philosophy is that a yacht has to ‘fit’ its owner, like a tailor-made Italian suit. That’s only possible if everything is made-to-measure according to the owner’s wishes and ideas. It’s sometimes hard for outsiders to understand certain choices that are made on board, or they’re not the choices they would make themselves. That’s understandable – after all, no two people are the same. Anabel was designed and built for her owner and for nobody else. That’s the great thing about custom building. If the owner is happy we are too, and we’ve succeeded in our mission!

Anabel Yacht at HISWA in-water Boat Show in Amsterdam

Anabel Yacht at HISWA in-water Boat Show in Amsterdam

The owner of Anabel wanted a yacht based on his own ideas. He couldn’t find what he wanted ‘in the market’. One of his wishes was the ability to sail completely self-reliantly and independently, i.e. no quayside power connection, a large set of batteries, plenty of solar panels on deck, a water maker and two large telescopic wind generators.

‘Safety’ was also on his wishlist, another important reason to choose a KMY aluminium yacht. This requirement was met by the ice reinforcement in the 8 mm hull and 10 mm hull plates around the lifting keel, the standard integrated watertight bulkheads, the addition of a watertight door and the deep cockpit from which everything can be operated.

Sailing yacht Anabel - Interior

Sailing yacht Anabel - Interior

The type of wood used for the interior catches the eye: oiled tiger wood. This is a wild wood type that is rarely used for yacht interiors. Combined with the white ceiling and walls the appearance remains fresh and light.

The designers of Dykstra Naval Architects have once again designed a superb yacht with outstanding sailing qualities. During one trial in the North Sea a speed of 19.5 kn was measured, and up to now she has an average of 242 nm per 24 hours.

Aboard Anabel Yacht

Aboard Anabel Yacht

After the Hiswa the Bestevaer 66ST yacht ‘Anabel’ was delivered to its new owner and headed towards Southern Europe. The owner will be then be making the crossing to the Caribbean. He has not yet decided where he will be continuing his voyage after that.

Bestevaer 66ST Yacht ANABEL – Technical Specifications:

Length overall 20.25 m

Length over deck 19.30 m

Length waterline 18.03 m

Air draft (above DWL) 27.00 m

Beam 5.00 m

Beam waterline 4.51 m

Lift Keel:

Draft Keel Up 1.60 m

Draft Keel Down 3.25 m

Displacement (light ship) 28,500 kg (full load) 33,100 kg

Ballast 7,500 kg

Cabins 3 (2x double, 1x single)

Baths 2

Tanks

Fuel tank 2 x 800 l

Fresh water tanks 2 x 1200l

Black water tank 2 x 200 l

KM Yachtbuilders is currently working on the following projects:

Preparation:

• Stadtship 71

• Bestevaer 56ST

• Catamaran 100ft

Hull:

• Bestevaer 62ST

• Bestevaer 56ST

• Koopmans 37

• 10x B2B project work vessels

Finishing:

• Bestevaer 49ST

• Bestevaer 53ST

Refits/major overhaul:

• Koopmans 43

• Koopmans 44

• Bestevaer 49ST

• Bestevaer 55ST

• Bestevaer 65S

• Stadtship 70

Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti discusses new approach to regional yachting industry during MYS 2014

October 16, 2014

Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Tahiti’s Etienne Boutin was present at the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show 2014. During the event, NZ Marine, Superyacht Australia, as well as professionals from the South Pacific islands discussed a new collaborative approach to marketing the region as a united superyacht destination.

Motor yacht Ultimate Lady in the fantastic French Polynesia yacht holiday location - Tahiti (Photo Courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts)

Motor yacht Ultimate Lady in the fantastic French Polynesia yacht holiday location - Tahiti (Photo Courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts)

Mr. Boutin reports that following a first approach made at the last Sanctuary Cove show in the Gold Coast of Australia, the matter was further discussed at Monaco with APS members Jeanette Tobin and Duthie Lidgard of APS New Zealand also in attendance. Topics included:  Stronger regional cooperation at yacht shows, better sharing of data, joint actions on charter regulations, collaboration with media releases, and uniting under a common destination tag name.

“More meetings will be necessary to agree on a joint strategy but I salute the fresh spirit of this initiative.” Etienne continued, “It is so easy for us involved in day to day business to only see the neighbor as a competitor. However, we all need to have a greater vision able to pool our energies for a smarter and eventually wealthier regional yachting industry”.

Asia Pacific Superyachts reports arrival of Sunseeker 40M superyacht TANVAS at Wave Master shipyard

October 16, 2014

Sunseeker 40 Metre superyacht Tanvas has arrived at the Wave Master superyacht shipyard, as reported by Asia Pacific Superyachts. Luxury motor yacht Tanvas has returned to the custom built facility for the fifth time.

Sunseeker 40 superyacht TANVAS

Sunseeker 40 superyacht TANVAS

Sunseeker 40 luxury yacht Tanvas is a motor yacht of majestic proportions and exceptional grace, reaching the maximum speed of 24 knots and a range of up to 1500 nautical miles. Her interior spreads across three decks and offers the option of balconies on either side of the main deck saloon, and on one side of the master stateroom, opening up magnificent seascapes and bringing in more natural light.

Other yachts visiting the facility this year include: charter yacht Shamoun, M.Y. Sapphire, M.Y. Maverick, M.Y Jeremy and M.Y. Azul. All of these vessels have been cared for by Asia Pacific Superyachts.

Additional renderings of 44m Spirit of Tradition sailing yacht ANTHEM concept by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

October 16, 2014

Stephens Waring Yacht Design has released the new renderings of their majestic sailing yacht Anthem concept. Superyacht Anthem concept is a beautiful 44-metre Spirit of Tradition maxi ketch, designed for extended family cruising or luxury yacht charter programs supported by a professional crew.

44m Spirit of Tradition superyacht Anthem concept by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

44m Spirit of Tradition superyacht Anthem concept by Stephens Waring Yacht Design

Particulars of the 44m Anthem superyacht concept:

LOA  144 ft. – 4 in. 44 M

LWL 113 ft. 10 in. 34.7 M

Beam (max) 26 ft. -  11 in. 8.2 M

Draft 16 ft. – 8 in. 5.1 M

Luxury yacht Anthem concept

Luxury yacht Anthem concept

Disp 230 Tons

SA 8385 sq. ft. 780 sq. M

SA/D 20.9

D/LWL 155

Aux power Caterpillar 3512  1750 hp

Super yacht Anthem concept

Super yacht Anthem concept

Notable Points of the 44m luxury yacht Anthem concept:

•             SWYD Signature style hull form.

•             Luxurious Accommodation – 4 staterooms, separate crew quarters.

•             Optimized for family cruising and professionally crewed luxury yacht charters.

Sailing yacht Anthem concept

Sailing yacht Anthem concept

•             Two cockpits for a tailored sailing experience.

•             Three Lounges and two raised salon areas for relaxed comfort.

•             Sail plan designed for ease of handling and response.