An intense first day of racing at Palma de Mallorca

June 24, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the 20th edition Palma de Mallorca regatta got off to a fine start with sunny skies and favourable winds on the 22nd this month, with 22 competing teams signed up for the three day event. The energy between crewman and competitors was electric as each luxury yacht was primed for the start of the first race.

Palma de Mallorca Superyacht Regatta 2016

Palma de Mallorca Superyacht Regatta 2016

Four categories will be used this year and SYC will implement the ORC-sy rating rule to ensure fairness between competitors in a move which has been approved by yacht captains, crews, organisers and onlookers alike.

New names 39m ATALANTE and 45m UNFURLED launched only last year and will be competing against established yachts such as 38m sailing yacht P2 built in 2008, and 2013-built superyacht TEMPUS FUGIT.

Coming fresh from wins at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta earlier this month were 33m WIN WIN and 45m SAUDADE. As proven competitors, neither team will take the other for granted and spectators experienced a fierce but friendly rivalry between the two crews as they vied for top place against UNFURLED in Class A. Although SAUDADE looked as though she would take first place, WIN WIN caught up and overtook in the final minute to become the winner of the regatta’s opening race.

Sailing yacht SOJANA

Sailing yacht SOJANA

In Class B, 45m SALPERTON and 35m SOJANA tried for first but both were beaten by P2 in an outstanding performance.

29m KIBOKO DOS, 25m STAY CALM, TEMPUS FUGIT and FIREBIRD created a dramatic battle to the finish in Class C, with a margin of only 4 seconds between leading sailing yacht KIBOKO DOS and fourth place STAY CALM.

The Class D regatta saw the 60m traditional gaff-rigged schooner GERMANIA NOVA head off course from the start in pursuit of the second Pantaenius mark. The set back cost valuable time when she had to go back to round the first Alpha mark. MARIETTE of 1915 put in a solid performance from the start, rounding all markers ahead of her competitors to take first in Class D.

MARIETTE’s captain Charlie Wroe commented: “We’ve had three really good days sailing in the bay, leading up to today’s first race and it went really well. We had a good start, it was lovely sailing out there and it’s really good to see all the boats out there, powered up and going along. We’re really happy.”

Almost half the luxury sailing yachts in the regatta are available for charter throughout the year. Those currently available for charter are:

ATALANTE: 39m/129ft (2015)

GANESHA: 46m/151ft (2013)

GERMANIA NOVA: 47m/182ft (2001)

P2: 38m/125ft (2008)

PENELOPE: 31m/100ft (2012)

SALPERTON: 45m/148ft (2009)

SOJANA: 35m/112ft (2003)

TEMPUS FUGIT: 27.5m/90ft (2013)

TENAZ 39m/131ft (1996)

Contact CharterWorld for more information on seasonal pricing and availability.

Superyacht Unbridled available for Mediterranean charter

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Built in 2009 and refitted in 2015, 28m/191ft UNBRIDLED is an outstanding luxury yacht designed for entertainment and socialisation. The exterior design by Trinity Yachts plays with warm and cool colours to distinguish different sections of the yacht: the Jacuzzi and bar on the sundeck utilises a bright yellow to offset the cool water and add a distinctive Mediterranean quality.

Luxury charter yacht Unbridled

Luxury charter yacht UNBRIDLED

On the bridge deck, the formal alfresco dining area is situated between the main saloon and the outside lounging area. Relax under the evening sky after a meal from award winning Chef Micail Swindells: Placing second in ‘Yachts over 50m’ at the MYBA 2016 Awards, you are assured an exceptional fine dining experience wherever you journey.

UNBRIDLED-MOTOR-YACHT-CHARTER_3

Superyacht UNBRIDLED – Saloon

 

Patrick Knowles combined contemporary sensibility with classical European style to envelop UNBRIDLED’s interior. Wood panelled walls, marble flooring and detailed paintings of rural scenes acknowledge the rich culture of the Mediterranean, with influences from France, Spain, Greece and Italy. Guests will be treated to the opulent ambiance whether entertaining together in the dining room or working in solitary in the study.

Superyacht UNBRIDLED - Sundeck

Superyacht UNBRIDLED – Sundeck

As an approved RYA Water Sports Centre, guests can learn how to use the water toys, which include waverunners, kayaks, water skis and scuba diving equipment. UNBRIDLED also carries two tenders for beach excursions and taking to access diving spots during your luxury charter.

12 guests can sleep in restful comfort in one of the 6 cabins located on the main and lower decks. With a crew capacity of 13, you can sail the Mediterranean without a care in the world.

Prices range from €240,000 per week to €315,000 per week depending upon the season, Contact CharterWorld today to find out about current pricing and to make a reservation.

P/R: Marina Molto Luise selected location for Dolce & Gabanna event

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The Marina Molo Luise in Naples, Italy has seen an influx of visitors to the region since the start of the cruising season. At the heart of downtown Naples, the Marina Molo Luise has long been a favourite berthing spot with luxury yacht owners and captains alike. It is no coincidence then that the marina has been selected as the preferred location for VIPs attending the Dolce & Gabanna event. The following is a press release from Professional Yachting Services.

Press Release

NAPLES TAKES CENTER STAGE;

STAR OF INTERNATIONAL YACHTING SCENE

Marina Molo Luise is the selected location for VIPs attending Dolce & Gabbana event

Naples, Italy - Marina Molo Luise

Naples, Italy – Marina Molo Luise

NAPLES, Italy – June 20, 2016 – The Campania Region of Italy, and in particular Naples, has opened the Mediterranean cruising season in spectacular fashion with a 50% increase during the month of May in the number of super yachts visiting the region. Marina Molo Luise, in the heart of downtown Naples, is the confirmed preferred location for owners and captains visiting the area, and has established its role as the principle protagonist for Hollywood stars and international leaders of business and industry.

Armani, Arnault, Braun, Abramovich, De Benetti, JK Rowling, Della Valle and Hollywood stars Will Smith and Denzel Washington, along with members of the English and Arab royal families, are among those who have most recently selected Marina Molo Luise, and Naples, as their preferred location for their super yachts this cruising season. The list of visiting dignitaries is long and prestigious, and it is just the start for the Mediterranean cruising season.

From July 2 – 10, Marina Molo Luise will once again be center stage as the preferred port for prestigious superyachts, during an exclusive Dolce & Gabbana event. “The entire city of Naples will be featured on an international stage,” confirmed Francesco Luise, Manager of the Luise Group, which is the leading marine agency service provider for the super yacht industry in Italy. The Luise Group, with 35 offices along the Italian coastline, is proud to offer a full gamma of 24-hour VIP concierge services to the industry.

“The incredible patrimony that the Gulf of Naples offers is confirmed by the number of yachts present in the city, and is consistently raising Naples’s position to the top of the international stage. Art, history, culture, local traditions and folklore, combined with a wide range of prestigious high level tourism options, Naples, has reconfirmed this year, it’s position as the point of reference of excellence for owners and captains visiting the Gulf of Naples with their superyachts.”

“There are several other important growth trends also being seen in the ports of Ostia, Rome, Civitavecchia, Riposto, Taormina, Palermo, the Aeolian Islands and Porto Cervo,” said Francesco Luise. “And we can’t forget to mention the continued popularity of Portofino and the Cinque Terre,” he continued. “The preferred locations of yacht owners this summer seem to be the coast of Italy and Spain. Naples, however, is a highlight with owners appreciating the cultural and historical offerings of the city, top level provisioning and the strategic location close to an international airport connecting the city to all of Europe.”

Naples, Italy - Marina Molo Luise

Naples, Italy – Marina Molo Luise

The Luise Group since 1847 has committed itself to promoting the local territory. Thanks to strategic marketing campaigns showcasing the cultural patrimony and high level of services available to the yachting industry, which started during the Grand Tour, the city today is a must see stop for the super yacht industry.

“The market is continually pushing towards the construction of bigger and bigger yachts,” said Francesco Luise. “The market is in continued evolution and our clients, which range from 20 meters to over 150 meters, are our number one priority.”

P/R: Christensen Shipyards launches 50m superyacht Silver Lining

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

On the morning of the summer solstice, Christensen Shipyards launched 50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING into the waters of Vancouver. SILVER LINING is the first of two yachts from the shipyard that will be available for viewing at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Her sister, CHASSEUR, will be completed later this week. The following is a press release from Christensen Shipyards.

Press Release

Christensen Shipyards’ SILVER LINING launches on the Summer Solstice

22 June 2016, Vancouver, WA: Right at dawn on the Summer Solstice (20 June 2016), Christensen Shipyards launched 50M Silver Lining,the first of two yachts that will be on display at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING. Photo © Stephen Cridland

The launch was accomplished using a unique cradle-and-launcher system designed to give the shipyard a safer and more flexible way of getting its yachts into the Columbia River. Christensen manufactured a 140,000-pound steel cradle to which two large FRP flotation boxes are attached. The boxes provide additional lift in low-water conditions and keep the yacht perfectly stable throughout the launch process.

Once the yacht and cradle are floating, the air in the launchers are replaced by water, as in a drydock, and the yacht is able to safely float free on her own. “We named it the Luken Launcher,” says Jim Gilbert, president, after the company’s chairman Henry Luken who conceived of the system.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

50m luxury yacht SILVER LINING with launch crew.

Christensen’s Silver Lining is a 50M high-volume ABS yacht completed for a previous Christensen owner. Her sister, Chasseur, a 50M ABS and MCA-compliant yacht will be launched using the same system later this week, a testament to the resiliency of the 120-employee-strong shipyard and the efficiency of the new system. Like her sister ship, Chasseur will also be handed over in July, likewise to a repeat Christensen owner.

Two additional 50M yachts are under construction at the shipyard and available for delivery in 24 months or less.

New 70m superyacht design from Adam Voorhees

June 23, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Adam Voorhees has partnered with Dykstra Naval Architects to create a brand new design for a 70m/230ft sailing yacht. The ketch design brief required the coming together of state of the art equipment in a build that reflected maritime heritage without faltering on comfort. High speed was also a priority in the design.

Adam Voorhees new sailing yacht concept

Adam Voorhees new sailing yacht concept

Keeping these requirements at the forefront of design and development decisions, the Voorhees team commented: “The yacht moves beyond the facade of simply using classical styling and a modern underbody but instead arrives at an authentic expression all its own. This is clearly articulated in the sleek glass deckhouses that appear to push through an envelope of teak. In the living spaces the formal decorative appliqué so liberally applied to traditional sailing vessels now becomes a background canvas for highlighting focal pieces of form, furniture, and art to support thoughtful living.”

Adam Voorhees new sailing yacht concept

Adam Voorhees – Lounge area

A private lounge and cockpit add to the owner’s quarters, which also contain a study and ensuite facilities. At 70m, there is plenty of room for entertainment and tenders, including:

  • A generous beach club
  • 1 8.5m tender
  • 1 6.5m tender and
  • Swimming pool capacity in the tender well

Making strides in improving ketch handling and performance, Dykstra Naval Architects has designed a swift and efficient hull and a sail plan for ease of use. Weight efficiency will be achieved through careful selection of materials and sophisticated construction techniques. Hybrid energy technology will be utilised to improve on energy and fuel efficiency.

Adam Voorhees new sailing yacht concept

Adam Voorhees – combining technology and tradition

Leading Expert’s Top Luxury Yacht Charter Picks

June 22, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Charter broker, Nicolas Benazeth, a leading expert in luxury yacht charter, shares his insights into his pick of the top best luxury yacht charter destinations.

With so many incredible spots to choose from and so little time for that elusive holiday, you want an expert to guide you in a direction that can make you too have the ultimate charter experience. Here Nick shares his top 10 yacht charter picks based on his personal and professional experience.

“Described as “romantically isolated” the islands are a perfect holiday place for boating, sunbathing and swimming.”

La Maddalena Islands, Sardinia

La Maddalena Islands, Sardinia

1. La Maddalena Islands, Sardinia
La Maddalena is the main island of an archipelago off the north-eastern tip of Sardinia. It is made up of o islands, islets and rocks. The unspoiled coastline and the low-key beaches make for an attractive charter destination. Described as “romantically isolated” the islands are a perfect holiday place for boating, sunbathing and swimming. When you want to step off the beach and explore or shop, the main Island’s town is also called La Maddalena and is home to several ruins and beautiful historic buildings.

 Patmos, Greece

Patmos, Greece

2. Patmos, Greece
Patmos is one of the “Dodecanese Islands” and a great destination for yacht charter cruising for sailing and motor yachts. Most charter yachts can be based in either Kos or Rhodes and others in Paros (Paroikia port) to the west and Samos (Pythagorion port) to the north. Forbes magazine voted Patmos as “Europe’s Most Idyllic Places To Live”, but chartering a luxury yacht here is pure bliss too!

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is one of the most popular Croatia yacht charter destinations in the Mediterranean and Croatia itself has so many things to see and do like the museums, architecture, boutiques and markets. You can dine in the best restaurants, bistros and cafés and hot the multitude of night-clubs. There are many motor yachts, superyachts, sailing yachts and catamarans available in the Summer for charter and you should most certainly visit the “the pearl of the Adriatic”. The stunning city and its Old Town, which became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979, will provide you with arts and culture galore and the beaches by day will dazzle.

Kotor fjord, Montenegro

Kotor fjord, Montenegro

4. Kotor fjord, Montenegro
The Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska, or ‘the Boka’) is usually described as the Mediterranean’s only fjord and although this technically not true, it might as well be with how beautiful this place is. There is much to do once you set up base and anchor and Boka’s small area means you can spend time exploring the whole place or make quick of great activities like mountain biking, hiking or kayaking. If you are looking for cultural there are art museums and churches and ruins from the empirical days to explore as well.

5. Komodo, Indonesia
Indonesia is an exotic and wonderful place to cruise. Luxury charter yacht RAJA LAUT visits the untouched Komodo National Park in the Summer season and the park, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage, is renowned for its unique subtropical flora and fauna with ancient volcanoes, emerald green water and the famous Komodo Dragons. Komodo is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful coral reefs and one of the world’s best dive sites. Komodo has been named one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature but there is also no shortage of people and their fishing villages to visit. More Indonesia info.

Formentera Island

Formentera Island

6. Formentera, Spain
Formentera, near Ibiza, is found on the Spanish coast within the Mediterranean Sea. Yachting enthusiasts and sailors all come here as a base port and Formentera is a Summer cruising ground for luxury yachts and superyacht charters to explore. The Isla Espalmador is another island just off the Island of Formentera and is uninhabited. It is well known for its untouched beaches and is on every yacht charter enthusiasts list in the Summer months. With Ibiza right next door you have the best of both worlds.

Girolata, Corsica

Girolata, Corsica

7. Girolata, Corsica
Girolata is a hard-to-get-to-but-worth-it little village near the Scandola Nature Reserve in western Corsica, about 35 km north-west from Porto. It is part of the Corsica Natural Park. The scenery and wildlife here is remarkable and the water is as clear as day. The little village surrounded by ocean runs up the mountain and the infamous red rock region makes this vision even more incredible. There is a small beach in Girolata and the little natural harbour brings in the smaller yachts that explore the coastline.

Positano, Amalfi coast, Italy

Positano, Amalfi coast, Italy

8. Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy
Positano on the Amalfi Coast has colourful houses down the side of the island to the sea and you can visit great restaurants and fashion shops here. But spend your time on the beach once you disembark your superyacht and grab some pizza or gelato and relax while you eat like the other beach goers. Don’t forget your bikini ladies, after all, Positano was the first town in Italy to import them from France. Laurito, a tiny beach in Positano, is separated into a free beach and a private beach so make your way there see which side you end up on!

Porquerolles Islands, France

Porquerolles Islands, France

9. Porquerolle Islands, France
Sail your charter yacht to the small archipelago of Iles d’Hyères, and see the amazing beauty of this natural island. There are four islands in the Iles d’Hyères, with one of the main being Ile de Porquerolles which gives you protected anchorages in most conditions along its sheltered north shore. Porquerolles is off the French Riviera between Marseille and Cannes and you can drop an anchor here. Then explore the island where many ride bicycles around in the Summer months. Many French visit in late Spring, September and October but late May has Porquerolles at its most beautiful and is great for families.

Greenland

Greenland

10. Greenland
The Arctic, not your usual destination but fast becoming very popular. The incredible glaciers, ice caps and icebergs make way for whales who will see your luxury charter yacht and greet it. Other wildlife you could encounter are musk oxen, reindeer, mountain hares and arctic foxes. What more could you possibly want? Well maybe a little luxury inside your yacht and there is no shortage of that, especially on superyachts like expedition yacht LARS, who remains in the Northern Europe waters after she has reached Greenland. More Greenland Info.

About Nick:

Nick is a senior charter broker with many years experience organising luxury yacht charters worldwide and a further 5 years previously working within the luxury travel industry. Having been born and raised on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Nick has always had a passion for the sea and the outdoors. After studying Biology at Imperial College in London, and spending a year as a guide in luxury safari camps in southern Africa, he moved back to the UK, where he spent 5 years organizing luxury tailor-made and adventure holidays. With projects to manage ranging from polar expedition cruises and whale watching trips in the Pacific to luxury safaris in Botswana, he gained a valuable understanding of the high-end travel and service industry. Moving to the south of France, he then worked as a luxury charter broker in one of the leading yacht brokerage companies….more.

Top Italian Charter Destinations

June 22, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

Italy is famous for many things, delicious food, beautiful attractions, fabulous weather and as a summer playground for private and charter superyachts.

There are many charter destinations in Italy that people from all over the world to visit. With spectacular scenery, fantastic beaches, great swimming and friendly locals, Italy is definitely a place to visit while on a charter vacation. Take in the Isle of Capri, Ischia, the Amalfi Coast and the Blue Grotto, not forgetting a must-visit to the buried city of Pompeii.

Here’s a list of the six best top Italian charter destinations:

Portofino

Portofino

1. Portofino – for a vacation of a lifetime, there are unspoiled beaches, sociable locals and lots to do in Portofino. Your captain will let you know the best places to see and things to do. Soak up the sun or do a little exploring to find rustic, elegant, chic and a cosmopolitan lifestyle here. Portofino oozes romance, charm with its many medieval relics, beautiful gardens and lovely coastal villages.

Sicily

Sicily

2. Sicily – with its naturally beautiful coastline Sicily has everything and more superyacht charter guests could wish for. There’s plenty of unique culture, interesting architecture, delicious cuisine and historical art. It’s the largest island in the Med dominated by Mount Etna. The island of Sicily is an all year round top Italian charter destination with hidden treasures just waiting to be explored. If you love seafood, Sicily is well known for its Seppia (cuttlefish), delicious when served in its own black sauce along with pasta.

 

Naples and Capri

Naples and Capri

3. Naples and Capri – this is where nature and history come together. In Naples and Capri, superyacht charter guests can enjoy unique beauty, rocky cliffs, small villages, secluded bays and intriguing inlets. The flora and fauna here are best seen in late March/April while holidaymakers interested in history, should visit the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Cliff top towns and rustic villages can also be found, taking you back to a time of days gone by.

Sardinia

Sardinia

4. Sardinia – as one of the top Italian charter destinations, Sardinia has it all. With its diverse landscape, it’s the second largest island in the Mediterranean. There are many stunning beaches and private coves along the amazing coastline to explore. Find hidden bays along with large salt water pools to dip your toes in. See if you can spot some of the rare native animals like the Mediterranean monk seal, the Giara horse, the Albino donkey or the Sardinian long eared bat.

Venice

Venice

5. Venice – a city of true romance, ideal for honeymooners or those in love. It’s one of the top Italian charter destinations with its web of canals, friendly gondoliers, Renaissance architecture and ancient narrow cobbled streets. Don’t forget to take a cruise down the Grand Canal watching out for the Guggenheim Museum, the Accademic Bridge and the Palazzo Grassi, beautiful sights to behold!

Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast

6. The Amalfi Coast – no visit to Italy would be complete without seeing the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Here you will see a coastline that stretches from Salerno to Sorrento. It’s a place of incredible historic interest with hillside towns, terraced houses and buildings that seem to cling to the steep cliffs. Picturesque beaches, caves and candlelit restaurants await guests who are onboard superyacht charter vacations. Make the Amalfi Coast a must-see charter destination so you can appreciate its sheer beauty.

Top 10 biggest yachts of the world

June 22, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

There’s been a huge development in the building of yachts during 2015-2016. This is a list of the top 10 largest between 2015-2016.

Private yachts are getting bigger, more fuel efficient and even more luxurious. Large yachts are a symbol of wealth and sheer luxury, usually owned by millionaires or billionaires. They are specifically created, designed and built for leisure and entertainment. Depending on how large the yacht is, cinemas, ballrooms, beauty salons, spas and on deck sports facilities can all be included, now that’s the ultimate in luxury. Check out the following list of the top 10 biggest yachts in the world for 2015-2016:

The Eclipse

The Eclipse

1. The Eclipse – this is the world’s second largest and most expensive private yacht, valued at 860m Euros. Owned by Roman Abramovic, the famous Russian oligarch, the Eclipse was launched in 2010 and measures 536 feet long. 36 guests can comfortably stay on board along with 73 crew members. This impressive luxurious yacht has three helipads, two swimming pools, an armor plated master suite, a conference hall, dance floor, cinema and one mini submarine. Wow!!

The Dubai

The Dubai

2. Dubai – the beautiful 524 ft long vessel was built in 2006. It’s owned by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Prince of Dubai and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The Dubai is a fantastically well-equipped yacht with a swimming pool, many luxurious rest areas, a restaurant and a helicopter pad. With plenty of splendid accommodation, she can comfortably take 70 guests as well as 40 crew.

Prince Abdul Aziz

Prince Abdul Aziz

3. Prince Abdul Aziz – another big yacht of the world for 2015-2016. Measuring 482 ft it was built in 1984. Designed to be fit for a king, the Prince Abdul Azia can accommodate 65 guests. This fine superyacht is decorated with every luxury imaginable and has a mosque, fully equipped hospital, cinema, a helipad, lavish swimming pool and a Jacuzzi on board. The on board restaurants are operated by experienced chefs while the interior has traditional and modern décor.

Azzam

Azzam

4. Azzam – this amazing 599 ft. yacht is owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Navay. He is the Emir of Abu Dhabi and the President of the UAE. Worth 480 m Euros the Azzam is absolutely fantastic. With its Imperial French styled interior and 94,000 horsepower, this very large vessel can reach 30 knots or 56 kph. No luxury has been spared either in the many stately cabins or on the sumptuous decks.

Ocean Victory

Ocean Victory

5. Ocean Victory – a stunning seven deck superyacht which has six large swimming pools. Ocean Victory was built in Italy in 2014 and measures 459 feet in length. Veiled in secrecy, not much is known about the Ocean Victory, however you can be sure it is one most beautiful vessels ever to sail on the high seas.

Al Said

Al Said

6. Al Said – owned by Sultan Zaboos who is the Prince of Oman, the Al Said can speed along the waves at 25 knots flat out, with a cruising speed of 22 knots. This magnificent yacht can accommodate more than 70 guests and carry a crew of 154. The Al Said, 155.00 m (508.53 ft), has a large concert hall with a fifty piece orchestra, a cinema, helipad and many other luxurious facilities.

Topaz

Topaz

7. Topaz – the 147 metres (482 ft) Topaz is a German built superyacht and one of the most expensive yachts valued at 470 m Euros. Taking more than four years to complete, the interior which is sumptuous and luxurious, was decorated by Terence Disdale while the exterior was designed by Tim Heywood Design. The Topaz oozes charm and elegance, smartness as well as being simply beautiful.

Yas

Yas

8. Yas – one of the top 10 biggest yachts in the world for 2015-2016, the Yas was built in 1978. In 2011 it was re-launched as a much bigger yacht and now measures up to 462 ft. 60 guests can be accommodated comfortably. The Yas has all the modern amenities you could imagine onboard with a cinema, conference hall, spa salon, gym and a helipad. Now that is luxury.

El-Horriya

El-Horriya

9. El-Horriya – the seventh largest yacht in the world, this beauty is the world’s oldest yacht. She was built in 1865. El-Horriya is 478 ft in length and was originally made for an Egyptian King. Still in operation, the El-Horriya is now in the hands of the Egyptian Navy and used by the President of Egypt.

Al Salamah

Al Salamah

10. The Al Salamah – being the tenth biggest yacht in the world, the Al Salamah doesn’t stint on luxury. It has a beautiful swimming pool, helipad, cinema, spa, library, work out center and fully equipped hospital on board! Owned by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Defense Minister and Prince of Saudi Arab.

Ferrari Franchi unveils new aluminium F60 superyacht concept

June 22, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The Ferrari Franchi Studio in Italy has revealed its latest superyacht concept: a 60m all aluminium semi displacement yacht featuring a folding balcony and a touch and go helicopter landing pad.

Ferrari Franchi aluminium superyacht F60

Ferrari Franchi aluminium superyacht F60

Continuing its efforts to enhance and improve maritime architecture and performance, Ferrari Franchi have modified the typical superyacht design to create larger outdoor spaces. As a result, the main tender storage area in F60 now lies inside the bow section to create a beach club and spa area more grand in scope.

The aft hull opens up on either side to create an extraordinary viewing platform from both the gym and jet ski storage areas. When entertaining, the forward upper deck provides a sizeable area which when vacant doubles as a helicopter landing pad. The main aft deck contains an infinity pool 4.5 x 3 metres surrounded by sunbathing facilities, all within easy reach of the open plan saloon.

Ferrari Franchi aluminium superyacht F60

Ferrari Franchi aluminium superyacht F60

The F60 is an exceptional craft that utilises its space to efficiently accommodate 12 guests through six cabins.  The master suite has a full beam with a private veranda and a VIP suite is located on the upper deck, offering views of greater distance to its occupants.

F60 Specs:
Ferrari Franchi
L.O.A.: 60, 30 m (197,8 ft)
Bmax: 11,30 m (37 ft)
Draught: 2,90 m (9,5 ft)
Displacement: 1000 GT
Max speed: 20 kn
Cruise speed: 18 kn
Hull material: Aluminium
Superstructure material: Aluminium
Guests: 12
Crew: 11 + Captain

Capable of accommodating up to 12 crew members and able to reach a maximum speed of 20 knots, F60 combines luxury and performance to continue the evolution of superyachts.

Cloudbreak completes Iceland leg of world tour

June 22, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Explorer yacht CLOUDBREAK has arrived in Iceland after departing from German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen earlier in June. The 73 metre yacht has completed her first leg of a world tour and is set to cross the North Atlantic to Greenland as her next destination.

Explorer yacht CLOUDBREAK

Explorer yacht CLOUDBREAK

As sturdy as her appearance and fitting seamlessly into the North Atlantic landscape, Espen Oeino designed the exterior of luxury yacht CLOUDBREAK for socialising and entertainment regardless of the climates she visits. Her modern, clean interior was the work of Christian Liaigre, who focused on creating a contemporary light and spacious atmosphere comfortable at any latitude. Members of the team for the global adventure include a yoga instructor, surf coach, helicopter pilot and a paramedic. Guests can join the charter any time at one of its itinerary destinations.