New 50m Explorer Motor Yacht TESEO designed by Zuccon International Project for CRN Shipyard

May 05, 2015

Zuccon International Project has been commissioned by the prominent Ancona-based Italian shipyard CRN to design the 50m motor yacht TESEO concept, based on an existing platform for the Explorer category. The timeless, go-anywhere superyacht TESEO concept is a beautiful semi-custom explorer, destined for long sailing trips in all seas and weather conditions.

50m expedition yacht Teseo concept by Zuccon International Project

50m expedition yacht Teseo concept by Zuccon International Project

Reflecting on the principal challenge involved in the TESEO yacht project, Bernardo Zuccon, in charge of design at Zuccon International Project, said thatone key theme was definition of a flexible functional character capable of offering a variety of different opportunities for life on board, dynamic spaces that change with the needs of the person using the boat: a number of areas on various decks have been set aside to be transformed and adapted in response to potential differences in the requirements of clients who choose to interpret the product in a more traditional way – setting sail to experience everything the sea has to offer – without giving up all the comforts of a classic displacement vessel while maintaining the formal and volumetric features typical of the Expedition Yacht.”

Luxury motor yacht Teseo concept

Luxury motor yacht Teseo concept

Super yacht TESEO concept can be characterized by maximum flexibility in the distribution of space through different on-board layouts. In all of these layouts, there is a true command deck for the whole crew, which is entirely separate from the guest area, resulting in the perfect living conditions even on long voyages.

The main deck of TESEO superyacht concept hosts two tenders and a water scooter at the stern. Here, it is also possible to create a ‘tender bay’ thanks to little patios that can be opened up in the two walls to create a living area opening onto the beach club at the stern. The same space can also be used as a storage and diving area.

Explorer yacht Teseo concept from above

Explorer yacht Teseo concept from above

Luxury yacht TESEO concept spans over four generous decks. Here, the distribution of the cabins can also be varied considerably. In the first proposal, the main deck hosts a full-beam owners’ suite at the stern and the four guest cabins can be all found on the lower deck, leaving all the space on the top deck free for outdoor areas: a huge sundeck at the prow, a panoramic living area and a generous open deck at the stern.

The second accommodation solution aboard TESEO yacht concept is more unusual, with the owners’ cabin positioned on the lower deck together with two guest cabins, while the other two guest cabins can be found on the main deck. There is also an amazing indoor living area, intended for use as a balcony over the sea, with four sliding doors that can be used to unite it with the outdoor cockpit.

Superyacht Teseo concept - aft view

Superyacht Teseo concept – aft view

The third accommodation solution proposes to move the owners’ suite from the lower deck to the upper deck over a generous outdoor patio to the stern and an “al-fresco” panoramic dining area to the prow.

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts with design by Zuccon.

New Zealand Yacht Charter and Luxury Tourism Offerings Showcased at Singapore Yacht Show

May 05, 2015

Renowned for its breathtaking scenery, natural beauty and as a fantastic destination for adventurous travellers, New Zealand was represented by Tourism New Zealand and Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) at the recently held 2015 Singapore Yacht Show. Both, TNZ and ATEED have taken the opportunity to showcase this unique destination to the luxury superyacht owners, professionals as well as yacht charterers seeking new and exciting destinations to explore.

Tourism New Zealand at Singapore Yacht Show

Tourism New Zealand at Singapore Yacht Show

Singapore Yacht Show is a leading luxury lifestyle event in the Asia Pacific region and a valuable platform for many companies, associations and organisations from the marketing point of view. New Zealand’s debut at the show was marked by Tourism New Zealand attending the Asia Pacific Conference on 21 and 22 April, at Singapore’s ONE°15 Marina Club, where they sponsored two networking lunches. During the conference Tourism New Zealand used a speaking slot highlighting various attractions and opportunities for visitors coming to New Zealand aboard luxury super yachts, provided superyacht cruising information as well as presented TNZ’s luxury yacht The Big Blue video.

Milford Sound - Fiordland - Kayak - Photo by Chris Sisarich - Tourism New Zealand

Milford Sound – Fiordland – Kayak – Photo by Chris Sisarich – Tourism New Zealand

Steven Dixon, Tourism New Zealand’s Regional Manager for South and South East Asia, said: “The wider Asian region is a popular cruising ground and, with New Zealand and the Pacific a logical onward destination for superyachts, there is huge potential to attract yachts to New Zealand from the region.”

Launched in 2014, the Destination New Zealand Superyacht Attraction Initiative has achieved excellent results, with two fantastic seasons in a row for New Zealand as a superyacht destination and yacht charter destination. The 2014/2015 season attracted 57 yachts to New Zealand, which represents the highest number to visit New Zealand since the America’s Cup held in 2000.

Cruise ship in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Leaving entrance

Cruise ship in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand. Leaving entrance

“Each visiting superyacht represents over one million dollars in economic impact, making the overall benefit to the country hugely significant.”

The New Zealand stand at the show was created to attract superyacht owners, yacht charterers and other yachting enthusiasts, and was used as a base for appointments, meetings and discussions related to New Zealand yacht charter, private superyacht cruising and luxury tourism in general.

Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park - Canterbury - Photo by Miles Holden - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park – Canterbury – Photo by Miles Holden – Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

“With the show having a strong focus on the wider luxury sector, the stand aided the goal of cementing New Zealand’s offering as a luxury destination and raised further awareness of the country as a destination for high-spending visitors.”

Discovering New Zealand aboard a Luxury Superyacht

Positioned in the beautiful South Pacific, New Zealand is a destination that no visitor will ever forget. Not only it offers breathtaking natural beauty and endless adventurous activities, it is also renowned for its high-quality services, produce as well as laid back and friendly locals – Kiwis.

Queenstown - Photo by Chris Sisarich - Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

Queenstown – Photo by Chris Sisarich – Image courtesy of Tourism New Zealand

You can view more information about New Zealand yacht charter here, where you will also see a small selection of luxury yachts available for rental. However, if you are contemplating on exploring New Zealand aboard a luxury yacht, the best option is to send us a quick message and we will provide you with the entire list of yachts that best suite your needs as well as your budget.

Yacht BELLE AIMEE -  Fun in the water

Yacht BELLE AIMEE – Fun in the water

There is a selection of various boats and it is worth talking to us directly. CharterWorld is a company that has access to all the yachts and chooses the right one for you – impartially, based on your requirements, quality of the yacht, its amenities, and most importantly the crew.

Our professional and experienced brokers will be pleased to assist you in organising your personalised itinerary at no expense. Visit our ‘Testimonials‘ page to see what other charterers think of our service and don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.

Gulf Craft Superyacht MAJESTY 122 wins Best Asian Built Yacht award

May 05, 2015

The recently launched Gulf Craft superyacht Majesty 122 has become the winner of the Best Asian Built Yacht prize at the recent Asia Boating Awards 2015. This prominent award goes to the yacht that boasts excellent build quality and that was built in a shipyard based in Asia.

Gulf Craft motor yacht Majesty 122

Gulf Craft motor yacht Majesty 122

Launched in March 2015, Majesty 122 yacht belongs to the Majesty superyacht collection, Gulf Craft’s line of luxury fly-bridge motor yachts. These mix up style and elegance with innovation to create the epitome of truly royal cruising.

Superyacht Majesty 122 can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests in 5 beautiful and generous en-suite staterooms. She also features breath-taking lounging areas for entertaining, an extended balcony, a huge fly-bridge, a fully equipped galley, as well as a garage hosting a tender and two three-seater watercraft.

Mahmoud Itani Marketing and Communications Manager at Gulf Craft receiving the award in Hong Kong

Mahmoud Itani Marketing and Communications Manager at Gulf Craft receiving the award in Hong Kong

Gulf Craft boasts an amazing track-record with the Asia Boating Awards, winning in 2013 with luxury yacht Majesty 135, as well as the Best Asian Yacht Builder Award (15m to 24m) in 2014. Following a great success at the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show, the shipyard will continue to present its innovations to the region, with plans to display its craft at the 2015 Indonesia Yacht Show in August.

It is truly an honor to receive such an esteemed recognition from the Asia Boating Awards. We are continuously driven by our dedication to innovation, and our vision of bringing to life the diverse aspirations of boating enthusiasts around the world through our wide range of craft,” said Erwin Bamps, CEO of Gulf Craft.The Majesty 122 was engineered with our Asian customers in mind, stretching the outdoor living experience into the interior, and allowing seafarers to enjoy breathtaking surrounding views while entertaining their guests.

First introduced by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating magazines in 2005, the prominent annual Asia Boating Awards recognize the best of the maritime industry in Asia and internationally. Presented during an exclusive ceremony in Hong Kong, the awards serve as benchmarks for the industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

New 36m Classic Motor Yacht CMY 36 by Taka Yacht Design

May 05, 2015

The new 36-metre classic motor yacht CMY 36 is a beautiful and gorgeous vessel, superbly penned by the Turkish yacht design firm, Taka Yacht Design. Owner of the studio, Tanju Kalaycioglu, has unveiled that the commission for the 36m superyacht CMY 36 comes after the new client saw the 28,5m fast commuter style wood-epoxy Darwin yacht cruising around Bodrum in Turkey.

Rendering of the new 36m Classic Yacht CMY 36 by Taka Yacht Design in a beautiful Gocek cove

Rendering of the new 36m Classic Yacht CMY 36 by Taka Yacht Design in a beautiful Gocek cove

Tanju Kalaycioglu said:An experienced boat owner lady saw and loved DARWIN while cruising around Bodrum. She reached us through common friends who I happen to know from our yacht racing past.”

28,5m luxury yacht Darwin underway

28,5m luxury yacht Darwin underway

Taka Yacht Design is very close to award the construction of luxury yacht CMY 36 to a Turkish builder. The vessel is expected to become a reality in the summer of 2017.

28,5m Darwin Yacht and the new 36 CMY 36 Yacht

28,5m Darwin Yacht and the new 36 CMY 36 Yacht – Two different superyacht concepts with the same Taka genetics

A nice selection of the luxury charter yachts with design by Taka Yacht Design can be found here below.

Striking Majesty 122 Yacht by Gulf Craft

May 05, 2015

Majesty 122 yacht is a striking vessel, globally launched by the premier Middle Eastern shipyard Gulf Craft in March 2015. Mixing up style and elegance with innovation, motor yacht Majesty 122 belongs to the Majesty Superyachts collection – a highly successful line of luxury fly-bridge vessels. The video below released by Gulf Craft introduces the beautiful Majesty 122.

Superyacht Majesty 122 offers deluxe accommodation to up to 10 guests in 5 lavish and spacious en-suite staterooms. In addition, she boasts unrivaled lounging areas for entertaining, an extended balcony, a generous fly-bridge, a fully equipped galley, as well as a garage storing a tender and two three-seater watercraft.

More info and images on Gulf Craft.

Works on new 33m Yachting Developments Superyacht Hull 1012 progressing well

May 05, 2015

Works on the new 33,5m superyacht Hull 1012 are progressing well at Yachting Developments in New Zealand. Luxury sailing yacht Hull 1012 is a beautiful sloop, magnificently penned by bespoke German Frers, with interior design by acclaimed Adam Lay. The video below, made by Paige Cook, shows the laminating of this magnificent sloop at Yachting Developments.

The mould of luxury yacht Hull 1012 is complete and the main body is currently going through lamination work. The interior work is also progressing well at the hands of the yard’s in-house specialist upholstery and interiors team. Moreover, the yard has recently welcomed owners representatives and interior designer Adam Lay down to New Zealand.

See more on Yachting Developments

Massive 85m Oceanco Sailing yacht AQUIJO at Zwijnenburg

May 05, 2015

As seen in the photos below taken by ‘Dutchmegayachts’, yesterday, May 4, 2015 saw the brand new 85-metre sailing yacht AQUIJO (Hull Y711/Hull 3069, Project 85) tow from Oceanco to its subcontractor Zwijnenburg, with her masts still at the yard in Alblasserdam, the Netherlands. Luxury mega yacht AQUIJO is a massive all-aluminium ketch-rigged vessel, representing a joint venture of Oceanco and Vitters.

85m superyacht AQUIJO at the IJsselwerf, Zwijnenburg - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

85m superyacht AQUIJO at the IJsselwerf, Zwijnenburg – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

The hull of superyacht AQUIJO was built by Zwijnenburg, while her superstructure is by Aluship. She features both naval architecture as well as exterior design by Bill Tripp, with interior design by Dolker & Voges.

Luxury sailing yacht AQUIJO - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Luxury sailing yacht AQUIJO – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Mega yacht AQUIJO - stern - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Mega yacht AQUIJO – stern – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Due to be delivered in the upcoming months, the striking tri-deck super yacht AQUIJO will sleep up to 12 guests in utmost in luxury, plus a complement of 18 on board. AQUIJO is destined for long range world-wide cruising and with long-time independence from shore.

AQUIJO Yacht - side view - Photo by Dutchmegayachts

AQUIJO Yacht – side view – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

There are more images and details here on Oceanco.

Quaynote Superyacht Conference 2015 gets underway

May 04, 2015

Last Thursday, April 30, 2015 saw the Quaynote Superyacht Conference program of events get underway in the fantastic Spain yacht holiday location – Palma de Mallorca, followed by the official opening of the Palma Superyacht Show 2015.

Quaynote Superyacht Conference 2015 Day 1

Quaynote Superyacht Conference 2015 Day 1

Day 1 was dedicated to ‘Refit and Repair’, with a welcome speech delivered by Antonio Deudero Director General of Balearic Ports and Airports to approximately 100 delegates from the international Superyacht industry. He stressed the importance of the superyacht sector to the region’s economy.

As an example of the recent superyacht growth in The Balearics, partly due to the relaxation of a previously punitive tax regime on charter yachts, Antonio Deudero said that superyacht charter bookings had increased by 52% during the last four years. Moreover,  an amazing number of 2000 additional jobs had been created in the local refit and repair yards since 2008.

Quaynote Superyacht Conference 2015

Quaynote Superyacht Conference 2015

This was followed by a keynote speech from Rob Papworth, the Superyacht Refit Group chairman of ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), who mentioned figures from his association’s recently completed survey. This demonstrated that 853 Superyachts (over 24 metres) were refitted around the world in 2014, constituting approximately 20% of the global fleet.  This generated a turnover of 332 million euros, compared to 224 million in 2013.

This first agenda session of the day was related to commercial contracts for refit projects and was moderated by Diego Colon, Managing Director of Astilleros de Mallorca shipyard. Diego was supported by a panel including Mallorca-based maritime lawyer Leon Von Ondarza, as well as Jens Ploch of marine insurance company Pantaenius. Along with Tristan Rowe of UK-based Pendennis Shipyard, they discussed the all important  aspects of effectively creating a sound contract for a major refit, whilst legally safeguarding insured liabilities for all parties involved.

2015 Quaynote Superyacht Conference

2015 Quaynote Superyacht Conference

Day 1 also saw panel style interactive sessions, which involved plenty of feedback in the way of questions and comments from the audience. The remaining subjects ranged from how to professionally project manage a refit to a satisfactory completion, insights into future designs of yacht interiors, and how to successfully apply the final paint finish to the highest possible standard.

A very productive and engaging day came to an end with a number of Round-Table sessions, where smaller groups could choose a specific subject to discuss with an industry expert. These covered specialities such as flameproofing of interior furnishings, waster water treatment, antifouling paints, and even introduced a revolutionary new flat panel satellite antenna. This is a new technology unveiled by the world’s richest man, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, and now being marketed to the Superyacht world by Mallorca-based company e3 systems.

At the end of the day, the delegates and participants could enjoy the lovely roof terrace of the Melia Palace Atenea Hotel during a cocktail party, sponsored by the paint company Jotun Iberica.

Double victory for Azimut Benetti Group at the prestigious Asia Boating Awards 2015

May 04, 2015

It has been an amazing double victory for the Azimut Benetti Group at the recent 11th edition of the prestigious Asia Boating Awards. The top prize in the “Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht (25m and above)” went to the striking Azimut Grande 95 RPH yacht by Azimut Yachts, while the beautiful Benetti superyacht Illusion V won in the category “Best Yacht Design“.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

The 11th Asia Boating Awards took place on May 1, 2015, during an exclusive gala at Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel on the opening night of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, which was held from May 1 to 3.

Benetti motor yacht Illusion V

Benetti motor yacht Illusion V

A total number of 21 categories were presented during the prominent Asia Boating Awards, all showcasing Asian builders and international brands, as well as Asian regattas and marinas. The region, especially Hong Kong as well as Singapore, is continuing to grow as a major market for yachts, superyachts and related products/services, such as luxury yacht marinas and service centres.

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Azimut Grande 95 RPH superyacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Azimut Grande 95 RPH superyacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Illusion V Yacht

Asia Boating Award 2015 for Illusion V Yacht

These prestigious prizes are not just an honor” – said Ms Giovanna Vitelli, member of the Board of Azimut|Benetti Group – “but also a confirmation of the important positioning of the Group in a strategic market where the Italian company plays a significant role thanks to a clear growth strategy that extends to entire Asia-Pacific area.

Elegant 49m Rossinavi Superyacht POLARIS spotted in Livorno, Italy

May 04, 2015

The elegant 49-metre superyacht POLARIS (FR028) was spotted by yachting enthusiast Roberto Malfatti on Saturday, May 2, 2015, while leaving the port of Livorno, positioned in the popular Mediterranean yacht holiday location – Italy. Boasting crisp dynamic external lines, luxury motor yacht POLARIS is the second Prince Shark 49 vessel, built by Rossinavi to a design by Team For Design – Enrico Gobbi last year. 

Representing the perfect mix of style and functionality, luxury yacht Polaris spans over three decks, providing plenty of space, generously distributed inside and out. Accommodation is offered to up to 12 guests and a crew of 11 members.

Prince Shark 49 Yacht Polaris by Rossinavi in the port of Livorno, Italy - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Prince Shark 49 Yacht Polaris by Rossinavi in the port of Livorno, Italy – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht Polaris - front view - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Superyacht Polaris – front view – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Polaris Yacht - side view - Photo by Roberto Malfatti

Polaris Yacht – side view – Photo by Roberto Malfatti

There are more images and details here on Rossi Navi.