The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 8-12 June 2010 Porto Cervo, Sardinia

March 27, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Luxury sailing yachts at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2010 will be held in the enchanting village of Porto Cervo on the northern coast of Sardinia, hosted by the exclusive Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The regatta will consists of four days of exhilarating superyacht racing around the idyllic turquoise waters of the Costa Smeralda in the Western Mediterranean.

The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda was established in 1967 by His Highness the Aga Khan and a small group of founding members with the intention of bringing together nautical sports enthusiasts and sea lovers, and promoting and organizing artistic, cultural and scientific initiatives.

The Yacht Club overlooks Piazza Azzurra and dominates the New Marina. The Clubhouse is considered one of the most prestigious and beautifully functional structures of its kind and provides a brilliant venue with breathtaking views of the harbour.

The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta is open to modern and classic sailing yachts 24 metres and above.  A collection of the finest racing superyachts on the water will compete under IRC rating system for the coveted Silver Trophy.

Courses and classes will be set to accommodate all entries across the fleet enabling the owners to enjoy their own yacht to its full purpose and potential. There will be a Pursuit Start for the Cruising Class and a Fleet Start for the Performance Class.

The fleet of sailing yachts registered so far will make for exciting competition and includes the winner of last year’s regatta – the Royal Huisman’s 32 m sailing yacht GLISS, designed by Philippe Briand. The luxury sailing yacht GLISS will return this year to defend her title. S/Y GLISS was also the overall winner of the Horus Superyacht Cup in Palma 2009.

Sailing yacht GLISS - winner of the 2009 Regatta.

Twenty six luxury sailing yachts (below) have already registered and a maximum of 30 entries will be accepted.

Dark_Shadow  (Wally / German Frers – 30.00m)
Django Too  (Tréhard / Jacques Fauroux – 25.00m)
E1   (Green Marine / Farr Yacht Design – 26.00m)
Farandwide  (Southern Wind Shipyard / Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)
Farewell   (Southern Wind Shipyard / Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)
Ganesha  (Fitzroy Yachts / Dubois NA – 39.00m)
Ghost   (Vitters / Luca Brenta & Co. – 37.20m)
Gliss   (Royal Huisman / Phillipe Briand – 31.87m)
Hamilton II   (CNB / Philippe Briand – 35.70m)
Highland Fling  (Goetz Custom Technologies / Reichel Pugh – 25.00m)
Indio    (Wally Yachts / German Frers – 30.50m)
I-SEA    (Southern Wind Shipyard / Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)
Jazz Jr   (Proteksan Turquoise Yachts / Hoek Design – 32.89m)
Liara   (Southern Ocean Marine / Southern Ocean Marine – 32.00m)
Moonbird  (Fitzroy Yachts / Dubois – 37.08m)
Mrs_Seven  (Southern Wind Shipyard / Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)
My Song   (Cookson Boats / Reichel Pugh / Nauta Design – 25.42m)
P2   (Perini Navi / Philippe Briand – 38.15m)
Salperton IV   (Fitzroy Yachts / Dubois NA – 45.00m)
Scorpione dei Mari  (Jongert / Tony Castro – 29.00m)
SW 100 hull no8  (Southern Wind Shipyard Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)
Thalima   (Southern Wind Shipyard Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 33.60m)
Unfurled   (Royal Huisman / German Frers – 34.17m)
Wally B  (Pendennis / Luca Brenta – 32.00m)
Y3K    (Wally Yachts / German Frers – 30.50m)
Zefiro   (Southern Wind Shipyard / Farr Yacht Design / Nauta Design – 30.20m)

Contact  the CharterWorld team today to enquire about chartering a luxury yacht during the Regatta to view the races.

Vitters Shipyard launches sailing yacht LADY B.

March 27, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Vitters sailing yacht LADY B

Vitters Shipyard has launched sailing yacht LADY_B. The 44.7m luxury sailing yacht LADY B was transported from Vitters shipyard in Zwartsluis, the Netherlands to Harlingen where the yacht will be launched.

Super yacht LADY B (Vitter’s hull number 3062) was designed by Dubois Naval Architects with interior styling by Rhoades Young. Dubois Naval Architects achieved an excellent blend of naval architecture and ergonomics in order to produce exceptionally high performance levels with superlative comfort, cutting edge styling and state-of-the-art technology.

This striking 44.7 m sloop LADY B has a slim profile with a single-level superstructure, which keeps weight low and reduces windage. Constructed in aluminium, she will have a high aspect ratio rig with carbon mast and furling boom and is equipped with PBO standing rigging to enhance performance. Sailing yacht LADY B has been designed with a compact lifting keel system generates a variable draught from 4-6m.

Sailing yacht LADY B’s interior features a clean and fresh ambiance with an emphasis on open space and light.  The huge split-level upper and lower salons and dining area, is an example of the use of space where natural sunlight floods through large windows sculpted into the upper salon sides. Wide sliding glass doors into an expansive cockpit area with a fixed bimini shade.

Luxury yacht LADY B features twin cockpits, with direct access to the upper salon through the main cockpit and a private access was from the aft cockpit to the owner’s area. The owner’s cabin aft is full width of the beam and is a generous split level cabin with lounging area and a large ensuite. The adjacent owner’s study can be converted to a third guest cabin if required. The two guest cabins are convertible to double or a twin bed configuration. 

Contact the team at CharterWorld for further information on LADY_B or for information on chartering a similar yacht.

49 metre Leviathan SuperYacht design unveiled by 2pixel studio

March 26, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 49 metre Leviathan Super Yacht is the second project being developed by 2pixel Studio in co-operation with Navtec Marine, on demand for a potential investor.

The 49 Metre Leviathan Motor Yacht - Image Courtesy fo 2pixel studio

The minimalistic style of the 2pixel studio is reflected by the classic, smooth and stylish lines. Leviathan’s feeling of openness is projected by the vast, spacious decks and big glass surfaces, these features also create an absolute oneness with the horizons and the environment around the vessel.

Leviathan Motor Yacht Aft - Image Courtesy fo 2pixel studio

Leviathan’s four spacious decks are connected with a central staircase, that leads through to the highest sun-deck. This sun-deck features a pool with a spa pool, as well as an open bar and a table for twelve. The deck below incorporates the captain’s cabin and the wheelhouse. Also on this deck the dining room is situated and a lounge area with the bottom of the pool being incorporated in the sealing, thus permitting the light from above to penetrate inside the lounge.

Leviathan Dining Room - Image Courtesy fo 2pixel studio

The Owner’s quarters are situated on the main deck of the Leviathan Super yacht. Also on the main deck is the saloon and the media room. The lowest deck however, offers space for four VIP cabins as well as the crew cabins, garage for the eight metre powerboat and the engine room .

Leviathan Motor Yacht Dinind Room - Image Courtesy fo 2pixel studio

The steel hull and aluminium alloy superstructure of the Leviathan were tested and confirmed by a renowned institute for ship model testing. The quality of the production will be kept high and the production costs low, thanks to the plans of building Leviathan at the Croatian shipyard Kraljevica.

Leviathan Yacht Dining Room and Saloon - Image Courtesy fo 2pixel studio

If you would like more information about this yacht or would like to charter a similar yacht, please contact us at CharterWorld.

Motor yacht ALEA for Charter – CANADOS Open 90

March 26, 2010

Written by Mike Smith


Motor Yacht ALEA is for charter in Greece this summer. She is a CANADOS Open 90 superyacht, 27,45m (90’) in length which was launched in 2006. This open style charter yacht is capable of impressive speeds of 43-28 knots and can accommodate 8 guests in 4 cabins. Motor yacht ALEA is ideal for those interested in a super yacht charter on a stylish and fast luxury motor yacht in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Vripack’s 138ft explorer motor yacht project unveiled.

March 26, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

Vripack have designed a unique 138ft New Generation Explorer motor yacht for a repeat client to be launched in the Summer of 2011.

Vripack superyacht

The Vripack 138ft luxury yacht is a robust and stylish displacement yacht that will span 5 levels which is alot taller than many similar builds yet will stay below 500 Gross Register Tonnage (GRT). The 138ft Vripack explorer yachts construction will combine a steel hull, an aluminium superstructure and a composite wheelhouse and navigation mast. The combination of these 3 materials will reduce weight and keep her 5 decks well balanced.

The Vripack explorer yacht will feature a  full beam Master cabin, with 6ft panoramic windows on the main deck, and 4 cabins accommodating 8 guests located on the upper deck.

The Vripack Superyacht is under construction at Cizgi Shipyard in Turkey under ABS supervision in compliance with the MCA’s LY2 code and will feature an interior by Art Line.

Please contact CharterWorld if you would like to charter a modern explorer yacht.

Charter a Yacht For Accommodation at the New Zealand 2011 Rugby World Cup

March 26, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

The Alloy Yachts & Dubois Yachts VVS1 is available for luxury yacht charter in New Zealand during the 2011 Rugby World Cup and she has a special offer. What a superior way to enjoy the Rugby Event whilst being accommodated with friends on a professionally crewed luxury yacht.  Expedition yacht VVS1 would make a fantastic live on board yacht cruising the New Zealand Coast and the islands off Auckland between rugby games.

Yacht VvS1 Saloon

The modern motor yacht VVS1 has luxurious accommodation for up to 8 guests and 6 crew. This includes a master suite forward on the main deck and three double guest cabins forward on the lower deck, all with en-suites.

The yacht’s luxury saloon and dining area for eight guests is on the main deck. Meals can be served directly to the interior or exterior servery bars fwd and aft of the galley. A Teppanyaki bar is located on the fly bridge. Aft on the bridge deck is a full sized gymnasium and cinema.

Superyacht VVS1 has a special charter rate for the whole Rugby World Cup event, so please contact CharterWorld for more information.

McMullen & Wing Expedition Superyacht BIG FISH set to make a big splash at her launch in New Zealand next week

March 26, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Superyacht MY BIG FISH is a newly built 45m (147′ 7″) LOA expedition (explorer) type steel displacement luxury motor yacht. She was designed by Greg Marshall Design and built by McMullen & Wing in Auckland, New Zealand, where she is scheduled to be launched next week. The luxury Explorer yacht will be available for South Pacific luxury yacht charters as well as location further afield.

Powerfully styled, the expedition motor yacht MY BIG FISH is a mariner’s yacht – a modern blue water exploration superyacht, in both design and build.

The philosophy behind the creation of Big Fish concerns the concept that the ideal luxury expedition yacht should be capable of achieving certain key requirements. These include transporting the yacht owners, guests and crew to any ocean safely, securely and comfortably, and then being able to remain on station for extended periods of time.

This explorer motor yacht can mange the logistics required of long range ocean exploration and she can accommodate the requisite stores of fuel, water, consumables, specialised cargo and supplies. MY BIG FISH can carry medicine, books or building supplies to remote villages. Alternatively, she can store scientific and oceanographic equipment or laboratory on a voyage of exploration.

Designed for peripheral equipment and water toys the superyacht holds a 28 ft a 300 mile range customised McMullen & Wing tender.
Luxury motor yacht MY BIG FISH is a successful collaboration between yacht’s owners, Greg Marshall Design and McMullen & Wing – a partnership which has been successful in the past.

Luxury yacht MY BIG FISH’s charter accommodation consists of five double staterooms, all with ensuite facilities. She can sleep a maximum of 10 guests overnight and the guest cabins on the Main deck can be converted into two VIP suites as a wall disappears and beds fold back against the wall.

Please contact CharterWorld to book a charter on the Expedition Yacht MY BIG FISH or ask any questions you may have.

Superyacht Loaloat Al Behar Newly Available for Mediterranean Yacht Charters

March 26, 2010

Written by Mike Smith

Luxury yacht ‘Loaloat Al Behar’ is an unusual and interesting motor yacht. With a length of 104m, and a beam of 16.2m, she is one of the longest and largest luxury charter yachts available anywhere in the world.

yacht Loaloat Al Behar

The 104 metre motor yacht ‘Loaloat Al Behar’ is now available for luxury yacht charters in the Mediterranean at a charter rate of €250,000, plus expenses.

Yacht ‘Loaloat Al Behar’ was originally built in 1982 for royalty (the Sultan of Oman) at the Italian shipyard Picchiotti. Picchiotti – currently part of the Perini Navi Group – was responsible for the luxury yacht’s exterior design and engineering, while her interiors were styled by Oman Rys.

Then in 1989 Devonport Yachts refitted the superyacht and again last year in 2009 she enjoyed a refit in Dubai. This latest refit was extensive and yacht ‘Loaloat Al Behar’ received a newly painted hull and exterior as well as a carefully modernised interior.

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SUNRAYS (ex Y705) departs Oceanco for maiden Voyage

March 25, 2010

Written by Chelsea Smith

SUNRAYS - Maiden Voyage

Just a few months after Oceanco  launched luxury motor yacht Y705 SUNRAYS , she departed the yard on her Maiden voyage. The photo to the left shows the luxury vessel as she exited a bridge across the waterway from the yard.

Oceanco proudly delivered the 85.5m  SUNRAYS ex Y705, ahead of schedule on the 9th of March. After breaking the champagne bottle over the bow at her delivery party at the Oceanco shipyard, the 85.5m SUNRAYS took to the sea on her maiden voyage with great success.

The Superyacht SUNRAYS ex Y705 is luxurious, powerful and technologically advanced. Measuring 85.5m (280.5ft), the full displacement megayacht features a flared bow with an eye-catching teal coloured hull. Her exterior design is by the late Björn Johansson and the interior design by Terence Disdale. The luxury motor yacht Y705 SUNRAYS is certain to stand out from the crowd.

The Oceanco motor yacht SUNRAYS has powerful twin 3,492kW MTU 16V 595 TE 70 engines enabling her to achieve a maximum speed of 20 knots, despite her full displacement bow.

The exceptionally spacious 85.5m megayacht features accommodation for up to 16 guests in 8 staterooms including the Master suite with its own lounge, study and private exterior deck area with whirlpool, the Master VIP, 2 double VIP suites, 2 double guest cabins, and 2 twin guest cabins. The yacht’s upper deck houses a master suite with a pool balcony, while a VIP cabin and study room lie behind. Both rooms have foldable sea balconies and can also be connected with the master suite, facilitating the possibility of one large living area. There is a full beam lounge Aft of the quarters.

The megayacht SUNRAYS’s main deck features the VIP cabin and four guest cabins which connect to each other. Her large dining room can be converted into a video conference room with the optional use of the adjacent library. The unique dining table also transforms into an innovative gyroscopic self-levelling pool table. Foldable sea balconies offer guests an unrestricted view while dining.

Oceanco have said of the newest addition to their fleet “SUNRAYS is another unique and innovative yacht built in complete respect to the vision of both the owner and the designer. It is a welcome and proud new member of the Oceanco fleet and a true yachtsmen’s yacht.”

Technical Specifications
Builder: Oceanco –Alblasserdam Yachtbuilding B.V.
Type: Steel Hull and aluminum superstructure
Length overall 85.47m / 280.41ft
Beam overall 14.20m / 46.59ft
Fuel capacity 287,600 litres / 75,976 US gallons
Engine 2 x 4,680hp / 3,492kW MTU 16V 595 TE 70
Maximum speed approximately 20 knots
Classification 100 A1 SSC Yacht (P) MONO G6 LMC UMS
MCA Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY2)
Owner: Master suite, Master VIP, owners’ lounge, study and private exterior deck area with whirlpool,
Guests: 2 double VIP suites, 2 double guest cabins, 2 twin guest cabins
Naval architect Oceanco / Azure
Exterior designer Björn Johansson Design
Interior designer Terence Disdale Design
Photography Van der Kloet

The 4th Antibes Yacht Show – All Aboard!

March 25, 2010

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 4th Antibes Yacht Show will take place from the 8th to the 11th April 2010, presenting once again 170 yachts for sale and for charter in Port Vauban.

The quay Rambaud and part of the Billionaire’s Quay will welcome some of the most luxurious motor and sailing yachts for sale and charter.

The majority of the yachts are between 20 and 40 metres, however the news is that this year there will be a larger selection of the 40 to 50 metre yachts.

The growth of  ecological and environmentally friendly products is to be noticed this year at the Bastion St Jaume, where you will discover many different types of exhibitors presenting their various equipments or offering a broad choice of service.

This year, at the Antibes Yacht Show, the captains and their guest will be invited to enjoy a complementary breakfast and lunch at the Captains’ Lounge located on the terrace of the Bastion St Jaume.

Just in front of the largest yachts of the show, the VIPs can take a break and enjoy a glass of champagne at the VIP lounge located on the IYCA.

Visitors wishing to take rest will be given a possibility to choose between the newly located restaurants on the IYCA, or the snack bar with fabulous sandwiches, or enjoy a break at the newly added Sushi bar in the Bastion St Jaume. A champagne bar in the middle of the Bastion St Jaume, just at the foot of the Captains’ Lounge will keep this area animated.

There are several seminars confirmed this year, which will take place in the restaurant. You can reserve your place directly with the organizers.

Many of the exhibitors are organizing a contest or a tombola:

– You can play golf for a charity and attempt to win a daily prize offered by Riviera Yacht Support. (IYCA C640)

– Marine Medical stand B416 is offering, on the final day of the show, a Nintendo Wii to the most accurate CPR compressions challenge winner. Learn how to save lives and win the Wii!

– Jet Chef for Servair (stand C627) is offering a long haul flight on Air France to either New York or Johannesburg (depending on availability). They also offer vintage wine and champagne daily for the ‘apéritif’.

The Official Antibes Yacht Show events are:

Thursday April 8th

– 10h00 Show’s Opening

– 15h00 Opening Ceremony presided by M. The Mayor of Antibes Juan Les Pins

– 20h00 Crew BBQ – Restaurant – IYCA (invitation only)

Friday April 9th

– 20h00 Gala Dinner – Belles Rives Hotel (Invitation only)

Saturday April 10th

– 19h30 Exhibitors’ Cocktail – Restaurant IYCA (invitation only)

Sunday April 11th

– 18h00 Show Ends

Come and visit the 4th Antibes Yacht Show, enjoy the beauty of the place and choose your yacht for the next season.

If you would like more information about the show or the yachts exhibited, please contact us.