Special offer: Charter M/Y Shalimar in the Balearic Islands at a reduced rate

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

22m/73ft motor yacht SHALIMAR has a great charter rate in the Balearic Islands for the remainder of the summer season.

Luxury yacht SHALIMAR - Built by Pershing

Luxury yacht SHALIMAR – Built by Pershing

Capable of a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots, she is an excellent choice for groups looking to experience everything the area has to offer in a limited amount of time.

Motor yacht SHALIMAR - Salon

Motor yacht SHALIMAR – Salon

Built by Pershing in 2008, the bright and modern interior is designed for comfortable living and relaxation throughout the day by making use of neutral colours and plush furnishings close to the windows.

Motor yacht SHALIMAR - Main deck aft alfresco dining and sunpad

Motor yacht SHALIMAR – Main deck aft alfresco dining and sunpad

Guests can choose to dine indoors or enjoy a meal alfresco among the natural beauty of Mallorca and Ibiza. After a large meal, rest in the sunshine on the sunpads along the stern or lie out on the spacious bow.

M/Y SHALIMAR - Bow sunbathing area

M/Y SHALIMAR – Bow sunbathing area

There is an excellent selection of water toys and the collection includes:

  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • 1 x Seabob available on request
Luxury yacht SHALIMAR - Master suite

Luxury yacht SHALIMAR – Master suite

Guests will find comfortable accommodation across 3 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 twin cabin with a Pullman berth. A professional crew of 3 will provide everything you require for a fantastic charter experience in the Western Mediterranean.

Luxury yacht SHALIMAR is ready for Balearic Islands charters at a reduced rate of €26,950 per week plus expenses, or at her regular rate of €38,500-€48,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld with all enquiries.

Special offer: Reduced South of France charters with Sunseeker M/Y Firecracker

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

26m/87ft superyacht FIRECRACKER from British shipyard Sunseeker is ready for charter in the South of France and has a special offer for the remainder of September.

Sunseeker superyacht FIRECRACKER

Sunseeker superyacht FIRECRACKER

Built in 2011 and capable of a top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots, she is an excellent choice for families looking to visit multiple destinations and island-hop on a yacht with plenty of outdoor sunning space.

Luxury yacht FIRECRACKER - Salon

Luxury yacht FIRECRACKER – Salon

The salon is designed for effortless family living, with extended port and starboard windows allowing plenty of natural light into the naturally toned interiors. There is a dining area for breakfast together to begin your day, and the widescreen HDTV has plenty of offerings with Sky channels and DVD available for film nights as a family.

M/Y FIRECRACKER - Main deck aft alfresco dining and sunpads

M/Y FIRECRACKER – Main deck aft alfresco dining and sunpads

The main deck aft is designed for outdoor living and the generous alfresco dining table can be used for spreading out with hobbies or electronic devices. Along the stern, the plush sunpads make an inviting space for resting after hours spent on the water toys and playing on the soft sand beaches of the Cote d’Azur.

“Superyacht FIRECRACKER is ready for charter in the South of France from €31,500 per week plus expenses for the remainder of September, and at her usual rate of €43,000-€48,000 p/w plus expenses thereafter. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking today.”

Bow sun loungers and Portuguese deck aboard luxury yacht FIRECRACKER

Bow sun loungers and Portuguese deck aboard luxury yacht FIRECRACKER

The bow is also put to guests use and the supads located here convert into sun loungers and there is an additional table for guests to admire the forward views while conversing in comfort.

Superyacht FIRECRACKER - Flybridge

Superyacht FIRECRACKER – Flybridge

Catch the last of the summer sun on the fantastic sunpads located on the flybridge stern, or sit back with the latest bestseller while taking in the fresh air and the ambient, relaxing noises of the French Riviera seascape.

Luxury yacht FIRECRACKER has a great selection of water toys for use among the secluded beaches of the Western Mediterranean, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable toys
Master suite aboard M/Y FIRECRACKER

Master suite aboard M/Y FIRECRACKER

The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 3 will ensure that everyone on board has a relaxing cruise in the captivating charter grounds of the Mediterranean.

Superyacht FIRECRACKER is ready for charter in the South of France from €31,500 per week plus expenses for the remainder of September, and at her usual rate of €43,000-€48,000 p/w plus expenses thereafter. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking today.

Spirit Yachts unveils largest wooden yacht concept since 1930s Shamrock V

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

At the Southampton Boat Show, British shipyard Spirit Yachts revealed its 34 metre wooden sloop concept: SPIRIT 111. Once built, she will be the largest single-masted superyacht constructed from wood since the creation of S/Y SHAMROCK V in the 1930s.

SPIRIT 111 - Concept. Image credit Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 – Concept. Image credit Spirit Yachts

The eye-catching interior design of SPIRIT 111 sets her apart from most other superyachts, as every wall is curved. Due to her innovative deck arrangement, a professional crew is unnecessary to sail her, allowing her experienced owner and repeat Spirit Yachts client (who requested ‘the most beautiful yacht on the water’) a more personal sailing experience with family and friends.

SPIRIT 111 - Cockpit converts into sunbeds. Image credit - Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 – Cockpit converts into sunbeds. Image credit – Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 will give outstanding performance both cruising and racing by using the latest hardware and a low freeboard. The generous cockpit is designed for entertaining with guests and the two curved seating areas transform into sunbeds for economical use of the deck space. Four high-powered lithium banks allow for extended periods of cruising and enhances her green credentials, making her one of the most environmentally friendly yachts ever created.

“The Spirit 111’ is an incredibly significant project. A single-masted wooden yacht of this size that can also be owner driven is nothing less than a feat of engineering…”

SPIRIT 111 - Deck layout. Image credit Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 – Deck layout. Image credit Spirit Yachts

Inside, the furnishings are moulded to create a seamless appearance. The main salon will feature a skylight for greater natural light, while the owner’s suite and forward guest cabin will make use of steamed timber to ‘cocoon’ the beds, and discreet doors and storage will ensure an uninterrupted, flowing design.

SPIRIT 111 - Owner's cabin. Image credit Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 – Owner’s cabin. Image credit Spirit Yachts

The interiors will be styled by Rhoades Young, the first collaboration for the shipyard with an external design studio, and structural engineering is being completed by Spirit Yachts’s in-house naval architect and Synolo Design.

Construction began in April on the single-masted SPIRIT 111. Image credit Spirit Yachts

Construction began in April on the single-masted SPIRIT 111. Image credit Spirit Yachts

“These designs show for the first time her truly amazing classically beautiful lines; a balanced blend of timeless elegance and practicality that will quite simply wow anyone lucky enough to be on board,” Spirit CEO and head designer Sean McMillan commented on the yard’s largest build to date.

SPIRIT 111 - Salon concept. Image credit Spirit Yachts

SPIRIT 111 – Salon concept. Image credit Spirit Yachts

“The Spirit 111’ is an incredibly significant project. A single-masted wooden yacht of this size that can also be owner driven is nothing less than a feat of engineering and with an exquisite interior design, will truly be a sight to behold once on the water. I am immensely proud of the world-class boat-building team we have at Spirit, who are turning the vision of this exciting project into a reality.”

Built to RINA standards, SPIRIT 111 is currently in construction at the Spirit Yachts headquarters in Ipswich, Suffolk, and is due to launch summer 2019.

Dynamiq yachts launches 35 metre superyacht GTT 115

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dynamiq Yachts has announced the launch of the GTT 115 ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place from the 27th-30th of September. Built in collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche, the GTT 115 follows Dynamiq Yachts’s design principle of building next-generation yachts:

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

“Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler, CEO of Studio F. A. Porsche.

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

“The launch is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market,” commented Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov.

“GTT 115 is undoubtedly the most advanced superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show with her round-bilge hull form, podded propulsion, Hull Vane and exclusively developed stabilization system with 4 fins and interceptors. Her bespoke hybrid system with 3 variable-speed generators are tributes to our strong belief in the sustainable future of yachting…We decided to limit production to 7 units to make the GTT 115 a true collector’s item.”

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

The 35 metre GTT 115 is capable of cruising at 21 knots and has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. She will be available for viewing in front of the Monaco Yacht Club, where Dynamiq has an exclusive showroom. 39m/128ft superyacht JETSETTER will also be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, and a tender will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two superyachts.

Resounding success for Azimut and Ferretti Group at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The results of the World Yachts Trophies 2017 have been announced on the penultimate day of the Cannes Yachting Festival, and both Azimut and Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Custom Line) have received numerous accolades for this year’s builds, earning 4 awards and five awards respectively.

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Ferretti Group won 5 awards at the World Yachts Trophies 2017, including Best Shipyard

Held at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, the glamorous evening celebrated the most innovative, high quality, high performance luxury yachts to enter the market over the 2016/2017 period.

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

The Azimut S7 won Best Yacht Evolution at the World Yachts Trophies 2017

In addition to the 4 awards won by Azimut, they also received a special acknowledgement for their continued attendance from the inaugural Cannes Yachting Festival held 40 years before.

Ferretti Group in particular has much to celebrate, putting in an impressive turnout of 24 models from 8-37 metres in length at the Cannes Yachting Festival and taking Best Shipyard of the Year along with 4 other awards.

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

The Cannes Yachting Festival saw excellent turnout from returning exhibitors and customers

Results:

Best Shipyard of the Year – Ferretti Group

Most Innovative: Up to 24m – Absolute Yachts (Navetta 73)

Most Achieved: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 27 Metri)

Most Achieved: 50-80ft Riva/Ferretti Group(50-80ft – Riva 56′ Rivale)

Best Technology Evolution – Azimut (Azimut S7)

Best Interior Design: 80-125ft – Azimut (Azimut Grande 35 Metri)

Best Interior Design: 50-80ft – Ferretti Yachts/Ferretti Group (Ferretti Yachts 780)

Best Layout: 164-270ftCRN/Ferretti Group (Cloud 9)

Best Layout: 50-80ft – Azimut (Azimut 60)

Best Exterior Design: 80-125ftCustom Line/Ferretti Group (Custom Line Navetta 33)

Best Exterior Design: 50-80ftFairline Yachts (Targa 63 GTO)

Charter speedy superyacht Lisa IV in the Western Mediterranean

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

46m/151ft superyacht LISA IV (ex.Z, ARES, AUSPICIOUS) is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean and with her top speed of 33 knots, she is the perfect choice for hopping from island to island or for visiting multiple destinations on a tight time-frame.

Luxury yacht LISA IV - Built by Leopard

Luxury yacht LISA IV – Built by Leopard

Built by Leopard in 2009 and last refitted in 2013, Andrea Bacigalupo created her exterior design and naval architecture, while Cristiano Gatto Design produced her beautiful interiors.

Superyacht LISA IV - Salon interior

Superyacht LISA IV – Salon interior

The brilliant salon interior is a contemporary delight filled with furnishings for the comfort of guests and visitors. The port and starboard windows run the length of the interior, flooding it with natural light and ensuring that even while indoors, every guests can catch the action and never miss a single amazing landmark.

Luxury yacht LISA IV - Main deck aft dining and outdoor salon

Luxury yacht LISA IV – Main deck aft dining and outdoor salon

Outside, the extensive main deck aft is laid out with an alfresco dining table so that guests can spend every minute of the holiday as close to their surroundings as possible. Whether dining in the midday sun or by ambient candlelight, the aft offers a romantic setting with plush aft furnishings for comfortable outdoor living. Alternatively, the bow sunpads are the perfect place to lie out and take a nap while you digest your meal and the Portuguese deck provides an additional living area for quiet reflection at sunrise or under the stars.

“Motor yacht LISA IV is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €160,000-€180,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking.”

Superyacht LISA IV - Sundeck

Superyacht LISA IV – Sundeck

After hours of sightseeing and high-end shopping among the majestic cities of Cannes or Antibes, spend a relaxing evening on the flybridge and soak away your cares in the aft Jacuzzi. Dry off while seated on the soft sofas of the outdoor lounge and marvel at the sweeping views as you move from one incredible location to another.

There is a great collection of water toys available and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Sea scooters
  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Motor yacht LISA IV - Master suite

Motor yacht LISA IV – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep a maximum of 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 8 will ensure that you have everything you require for a wonderful and relaxing charter among the beautiful locations of the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht LISA IV is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €160,000-€180,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking.

CNC and Green Yachts collaborate on Naucrates 85 project

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Design studio Green Yachts has announced Chantier Naval Chioggia (CNC) as the collaboration partner for the NAUCRATES 85, a 26.6 metre support vessel which can transform into a motor yacht with the capacity to sleep 8 guests and 4 crew members. By using a ‘special deck lock and plug system’, the superstructure can be added to for increased guest space on board.

The NAUCRATES 85 concept from design studio Green Yachts

The NAUCRATES 85 concept from design studio Green Yachts

As a support vessel, NAUCRATES 85 offers an expansive deck area that can be used for storing water toys and tenders, for transporting land-based vehicles, as a helicopter landing pad, or as an additional sunbathing platform.

The NAUCRATES 85 support vessel designed by Green Yachts

The NAUCRATES 85 support vessel designed by Green Yachts

The gunwhales fold down to provide panoramic views of the surrounding seascapes for guests to experience a greater connection with the surroundings.

An additional superstructure can be added to the NAUCRATES 85

An additional superstructure can be added to the NAUCRATES 85

The interior follows contemporary Italian design trends, using floor to ceiling windows for greater guest comfort and to truly present the natural furnishings in wood, lacquer and leather at their best.

NAUCRATES 85 - Master suite interior

NAUCRATES 85 – Master suite interior

The NAUCRATES 85 support vessel/motor yacht is a light displacement vessel at 100 GT designed with a 6.4m beam. 2 x 800 CAT engines achieve a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Dominator to build 38m Kalliente II for repeat client

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dominator has announced the creation of a new 38m/125ft flagship, KALLIENTE II, due in 2019. Built for a repeat client, her 28m predecessor KALLIENTE was launched earlier this year, however a change in circumstances for owner Owner Terry Giles presented the opportunity to upgrade to a larger, more customised yacht.

The 38m tri-deck KALLIENTE II concept from Dominator Yacht

The 38m tri-deck KALLIENTE II concept from Dominator Yacht

“We loved the Ilumen so much that we realised we want to make yachting a bigger part of our life,” Terry Giles explained. “We are working now on the plans for this special model that Dominator is designing to fit our unique needs, which includes being equipped for US waters.” He has sold his European business and will oversee the reconstruction of his Houston home, which was damaged extensively during Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 major hurricane which stuck in mid-August.

The 28m/92ft KALLIENTE is currently up for sale and features a modern interior that uses oak and zebrano wood, ebony and back-lit white onyx for a finely crafted finish and is able to sleep 10 guests as well as 3 crew members. Extensive windows and lighting throughout the interiors are a strong and carefully considered design feature, as reflected in the series name ‘Ilumen‘.

Pershing 9x launched and named ‘Najati’

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 28m/92ft Pershing 9x motor yacht was launched shortly before the Cannes Yachting Festival and named ‘NAJATI’.

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

Designed on the Pershing 92 from which 12 hulls were made, the Pershing 9x provides owners with 4 cabins (1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins) for up to 8 guests and a spacious salon layout complete with forward formal dining area. “It’s a huge vessel that looks small,” commented Ferretti Group CEO Alberto Galassi, “and that’s what makes it fantastic.”

Poltrona Frau and Antonio Luppi have furnished the contemporary interior for sporty NAJATI, and the former designer is celebrating a ten-year partnership anniversary with Pershing.

Although the Pershing 9x has retained the wings of the Pershing 92 superstructure, many changes to the design have been implemented: There is a larger cockpit with a generous sunpad to match, and carbon-fibre has been used throughout.

Video credit: Pershing

Capable of a top speed of 42 knots and a cruising speed of 38 knots with a range of 380 nautical miles, NAJATI is an ideal island-hopping vessel that will make use of her Twin MTU 16V2000 M96L engines and 9,000 litre fuel capacity.

NAJATI is one of three hulls in the Pershing 9x line that have been built and sold to date, with a fourth hull in the advanced stages of construction.

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September 19, 2017

Written by Mike Smith