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Hessen delivers 55m M/Y Laurentia

September 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Heesen has announced the delivery of 55m/180ft superyacht LAURENTIA (ex. YN 17755, Project Alida) to her new owners.

Heesen superyacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

Heesen superyacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

M/Y LAURENTIA faced moderate conditions during her sea trials, where she surpassed her contracted top speed to reach up to 16.6 knots. Large rudders coupled with a powerful steering unit and the high pitch of the propellers ensured that luxury yacht LAURENTIA responded immediately to commands during trials – a huge advantage in strong winds, particularly in shallow waters.

Aerial view of motor yacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

Aerial view of motor yacht LAURENTIA. Photo credit: Dick Holthuis

The designer chose Ramon Alonso from Miami-based design group RADYCA to create her interiors which use white oak and wenge in a variety of tones to create a tranquil atmosphere, with furniture from European and American brands covered in grey leather and pale suede to match the wool carpets. White Arabescato and Grecale brown marble slabs complete the high-quality interiors for a clean and contemporary environment while cruising.

Special offer: 10% off superyacht Insatiable on Florida and Bahamas charters

August 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Until September the 5th, superyacht INSATIABLE is offering 10% off charters in Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Designed for entertainment while cruising as well as at your destination, M/Y INSATIALBLE comes with karaoke and video games consoles for entertaining the family.

Superyacht INSATIABLE - Built by Broward Marine

Superyacht INSATIABLE – Built by Broward Marine

Built by Broward Marine in 1985 and last refitted in 2000, this 30m/100ft motor yacht has interior styling by Espinosa Yacht Design.

Salon and formal dining area aboard superyacht INSATIABLE

Salon and formal dining area aboard superyacht INSATIABLE

The main salon is a clean and bright environment flooded with light from the expansive windows running the length of the port and starboard sides. The sofa setting will seat the whole family for an evening film. The formal dining area seats up to 6 guests in pale surroundings with accents in silver and gold.

Main deck aft alfresco dining aboard M/Y INSATIABLE

Main deck aft alfresco dining aboard M/Y INSATIABLE

Alternatively, the group can dine alfresco out on the main deck aft and enjoy the fresh air and a mouth-watering meal while viewing in the amazing coasts of Florida. Steps lead down to the swim platform to provide easy access in and out of the water.

Luxury yacht INSATIABLE - Sundeck spa pool

Luxury yacht INSATIABLE – Sundeck spa pool

After hours exploring the various beaches and attractions of the Caribbean, ease tired muscles in the spa pool on the sundeck and watch the sun sink over the horizon while chatting together about your adventures.

There is a fantastic variety of water toys on board, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • beach games, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Guests can earn their scuba diving licence while on board – contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld for more information.

Motor yacht INSATIABLE - Master suite

Motor yacht INSATIABLE – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed to sleep a maximum of 8 guests over 3 cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 double cabins with 2 Pullman berths. A crew of 4 will provide everything guests require for a relaxing charter experience in the sunny Bahamas and Caribbean.

Charter motor yacht INSATIABLE in Florida and the Bahamas from $31,500-$35,000 USD per week plus expenses, with 10% off from not until the 5th of September. Contact CharterWorld for more information or compare her to other superyachts for charter in the Bahamas.

Charter M/Y Savannah in New England

August 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

36m/118ft superyacht SAVANNAH from Intermarine is available for charter in New England. Built in 2000 and last refitted in 2011, she features the interior and exterior design talents of Luiz de Basto Designs.

M/Y SAVANNAH - Built by Intermarine and available for charter in New England

M/Y SAVANNAH – Built by Intermarine and available for charter in New England

The main salon uses Tanganyika wood panelling for a warm and natural interior than benefits from large windows running the length of the port and starboard sides for plenty of natural light.

Motor yacht SAVANNAH - Salon and bar

Motor yacht SAVANNAH – Salon and bar

Behind the plush armchairs and sofa there is games table and a wet bar with a choice selection for an aperitif before an evening meal in the formal dining area located towards the bow.

Luxury yacht SAVANNAH - Formal dining room

Luxury yacht SAVANNAH – Formal dining room

On the main deck aft there is an additional bar and an alfresco dining setup for hungry guests returning from swimming in the sea. Catch the sun on the secretive sunpads on the bow, which offer enough room for two guests to enjoy close conversation.

Superyacht SAVANNAH - Sundeck hot tub and sunpads

Superyacht SAVANNAH – Sundeck hot tub and sunpads

The sundeck is can be sheltered or exposed to the sunshine while guests dine alfresco on a sumptuous meal paired with a drink from the bar. After lunch, guests can soak away their cares in the deep hot tub with admiring panoramic views of the New England cliffs and the colours of late summer.

The water toys are designed for exploring the coastline and bays and making the most of the Amenican scenery, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 1 x paddleboard
  • water skis
  • wakeboard
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear
  • beach games, and
  • inflatable toys
Motor yacht SAVANNAH - Master suite

Motor yacht SAVANNAH – Master suite

Up to 8 guests can sleep aboard in 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin convertible to twin and 1 twin cabin. A crew of 6 will ensure that everyone on board has a stellar charter experience throughout the cruise.

Charter superyacht SAVANNAH in New England from $56,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more details and secure your preferred dates now.

Ferretti launches first motor yacht of the Ferretti 920 series

August 01, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Ferretti Yachts has announced the launch of the first Ferretti 920 close to its shipyard in Cattolica. Designed in conjunction with Zuccon International Project, she has the flexibility to switch from a 4 cabin layout to 5, as well as a bow area usable by guests and a beam of 2.2m for accessing shallower waters.

The first Ferretti 920 motor yacht was recently launched at the Cattolica shipyard

The first Ferretti 920 motor yacht was recently launched at the Cattolica shipyard

Ferretti Group Chief Commercial Officer Stefano de Vivo commented:

“2017 has been another year full of all sorts of exciting news for Ferretti Yachts, which is celebrating another memorable occasion: the outstanding Ferretti Yachts 920 technical launch.

“Like our other yachts, we are sure that this new model will attract a great deal of interest in Europe and the United States, where it will be presented in the coming months and help to get a landmark year for the brand underway.

“In 2018, Ferretti Yachts will celebrate half a century in business: a magnificent milestone that it has reached in exceptional form, with six new models presented in three years and great prospects for growth and even more international success.”

The second unit is expected to be launched in the upcoming months, while the first Ferretti 920 will make her debut at the Ferretti Group Private Preview in Monte Carlo, running from the 8th until the 10th of September, before becoming publicly view-able before at the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 12th-17th of September.

Exclusive interview: Interior designer for 2017-refitted Superyacht LUCKY LADY, Juniper Hill Furniture

July 25, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The summer season is in full swing and in anticipation of the busiest charter period in the Mediterranean, shipyards across the globe have been active with superyacht refits to offer guests the latest in modern technology, water toys variety and interior and exterior design.

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY

Oceanco superyacht LUCKY LADY (ex.LADY LOLA) was one such vessel that recently underwent maintenance and an extensive refit to prepare her for the summer season in the Mediterranean, and her interior design was completed by the owners’ favourite designers: Juniper Hill Furniture & Design.

Run by mother and daughter team Trish Dietze and Stacy Hernendez, Nevada-based Juniper Hill Furniture & Design sources quality furnishings from hundreds of boutique brands and renowned designers to create stylish, comfortable and cohesive interiors that follow the owner’s requirements. Trish Dietze spoke exclusively to CharterWorld to provide greater insight into the concepts that created the radiant interiors of 62m/205ft motor yacht LUCKY LADY.

Does Juniper Hill Furniture & Design have a history of working on superyacht interiors?

While we have not worked on interior designs for a superyacht before, we have done several large estates from Reno to Hawaii to Southern California, Lake Tahoe, the Napa Valley and Florida.

How did your company diversify from luxury residences to superyachts?

A simple answer is that most owners of superyachts are also owners of luxury residences. In addition to residential design, we have designed medical offices, a hotel in Yountville, Napa Valley, clubhouses and even a private jet. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some very incredible people in my life, and this has been a great example of that: I’ve worked with the owners for many years designing the interiors of several of their homes and when they purchased LUCKY LADY, they invited me to design this interior as well.

Superyacht LUCKY LADY - The main salon after the 2017 refit

Superyacht LUCKY LADY – The main salon after the 2017 refit

What were the key concepts behind the interior design for superyacht LUCKY LADY?

As a guest on several superyachts in recent years, I have seen many different beautiful styles and designs. One thing that has been an issue though is the comfort: Many of the furnishings were great looking but lacked in comfort. When the owner of LUCKY LADY and I first began working on the interior design of the yacht, our goal was to create a sophisticated yet relaxing environment.

“I would say that any designer’s style evolves with the current colors and trends to a point, but really my design is drawn from the area, owner and home that I work on. As a designer, I work by my motto, “I have only one design style: Yours.” On each design project, I work closely with my clients to create a space that is comfortable, stylish and reflects their personality and lifestyle.”

Superyacht LUCKY LADY - Fantastic views seated on the sundeck forward

Superyacht LUCKY LADY – Fantastic views seated on the sundeck forward

Did Juniper Hill Designs collaborate with any other interior designers or yacht industry professionals to complete the interiors?

There weren’t any other interior designers, but there were some yacht industry professionals that I worked with: Powless Drapery for bedding, drapery and upholstery, and Yacht furnishings by Eclipse for the outdoor cushions and awnings.

Is there anything within this project that you would like to draw special attention to?

I have always maintained that the right accessories and artwork really give a room their personality and finishing touches; we found some amazing pieces to accent the rooms with! My favorite detail is possibly the unique display of wine in the beautifully lighted wine wall.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Master suite details

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Master suite details

How has your company’s style evolved over time?

I would say that any designer’s style evolves with the current colors and trends to a point, but really my design is drawn from the area, owner and home that I work on. As a designer, I work by my motto, “I have only one design style: Yours.” On each design project, I work closely with my clients to create a space that is comfortable, stylish and reflects their personality and lifestyle.

Each area and home have a character that we design around. For example, a home in Lake Tahoe was traditional European with many rich colors, elaborate faux painting and heavily carved and ornate details. While the home in Hawaii was more contemporary with coastal colors and natural furnishings, and another Tahoe home featured a lighter palette with Mountain Contemporary designs. I am very comfortable with any style, allowing me to draw inspiration from my clients to bring their dream interiors to life.

The recently refitted Master suite aboard luxury yacht LUCKY LADY

The recently refitted Master suite aboard luxury yacht LUCKY LADY

What makes Juniper Hill Designs stand out from other designers?

We moved to Reno from the Napa Valley 17 years ago with the goal of “bringing the world closer to home.” To us, that meant bringing the unique designs, accents and vendors we had seen in all of our worlds travel back to our store.

Our large showroom features a rich collection of items that reflect our travels and unique design sense. We have carried everything from furniture and accessories to bedding, linens and tableware: We are able to furnish a home in its entirety, from living rooms to bathrooms.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Main deck aft seating

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Main deck aft seating

Most of our competitors are either designers working out of small studios, or furniture stores that offer a variety of items, but have no designers and very few custom choices. We are a full design studio with a carefully curated showroom to represent our vendors and feature an extensive collection of accessories.

We have a library of over 500 vendors and my design team is made up of myself, my daughter Stacy Hernandez and Leona Torres. We all work closely with each other and our clients to create their dream interiors. In addition, to stay competitive with other stores and the internet, we offer 30-40% off suggested retail on all of our items across the board and all of the time.

Luxury yacht LUCKY LADY - Sundeck alfresco dining and pool

Luxury yacht LUCKY LADY – Sundeck alfresco dining and pool

Are there any company awards, achievements or milestones that you would like to mention?

Trish’s designs have been featured in Sunset magazine, Reno magazine and Tahoe Quarterly. And if you’ll allow us a little ego, we believe we are the preeminent furniture and design source in Northern Nevada which is borne out by the broad geographical range of our projects.

Is there anything else you would like to mention regarding M/Y LUCKY LADY?

Foremost, I have to say what a privilege it was to be chosen for this project. As previously mentioned, having been a fortunate charter guest six times in the last six years, I believe we came to this project with a unique perspective. With that background, we made sure M/Y LUCKY LADY is equipped with the finest china, crystal and linens to match the gourmet dining experience and luxurious atmosphere. I hope we succeeded creating an environment with the client in mind to offer the absolute best possible charter experience.

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY - Aft deck sun lounging

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY – Aft deck sun lounging

Motor yacht LUCKY LADY will be available for charter in the Mediterranean this summer from €343,000-€371,000  per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates, and visit Juniper Hill Furniture & Design to see more luxury interiors from Trish Dietze, Leona Torres and Stacy Hernandez.

Charter luxury yacht Tail Lights in New England

July 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Be blown away by the diversity of the New England coast on a charter aboard 35m/116ft motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS.

Luxury yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Built by Azimut

Luxury yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Built by Azimut

Built in 2011 by Azimut and last refitted in 2016, her exterior is the work of Stefano Righini and her opulent modern interiors are ideal for impressing on corporate event charters and family and friends charters marking special occasions.

Capable of cruising at 18 knots with a top speed of 25 knots, she is perfect for visiting multiple destinations along the same stretch of coastline.

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Main deck aft seating

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Main deck aft seating

The open plan salon uses rich wooden panelling and cream coloured furnishings for a cosy living space that becomes even more ambient in the evenings. Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 10 guests in comfort and understated elegance where the emphasis is placed on the special occasion and the guests.

The bar has a choice selection of drinks and is ideally situated beside the main salon to easily serve guests sitting out on the main deck aft as well as those indoors.

Superyacht TAIL LIGHTS - Flybridge

Superyacht TAIL LIGHTS – Flybridge

Dine alfresco on the sheltered main deck aft or up on the flybridge, where there is also a sceond bar with a TV to keep up on the latest sports. Soak in the Jacuzzi or stretch out on the sun loungers with fresh air and uninterrupted views of your surroundings.

There is an excellent selection of water toys, including:

  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys
Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS - Bow sunpads

Motor yacht TAIL LIGHTS – Bow sunpads

The on board accommodation layout sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 6 will ensure that every guest on board has a fantastic charter experience.

Charter superyacht TAIL LIGHTS in New England from $75,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more, contact CharterWorld to reserve your dates today.

Charter luxury yacht Nicole Evelyn in New York

July 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Charter 35m/128ft motor yacht NICOLE EVELYN (ex.NAMOH) in New York and see one of the world’s most famous cities with peaceful privacy as you move from location to location.

Motor yacht NICOLE EVELYN - Built by Cheoy Lee Yachts

Motor yacht NICOLE EVELYN – Built by Cheoy Lee Yachts

Built by Cheoy Lee in 2003 and last refitted in 2013, she features the exterior styling of Mulder Design and the interior design talents of Puleo Inc. Capable of a maximum speed of 24 knots, she will take your guests where they need to go in a hurry.

Superyacht NICOLE EVELYN - Main salon

Superyacht NICOLE EVELYN – Main salon

Start your day in the open plan main salon, where all guests can gather at the formal forward dining table for breakfast and discuss the plans for the day ahead. While cruising to your destination, the main salon is laid out for guests to socialise together, while the main deck aft offers an alternative space for outdoor living and informal dining throughout the day.

Motor yacht NICOLE EVELYN - Skylounge

Motor yacht NICOLE EVELYN – Skylounge

Capture some of the New York glamour and use the skylounge to host your own dinner party: the bar has plenty of choice for guests to choose from and the curved sofa is enticingly comfortable for conversation in large groups.

“Experience New York from a different perspective and charter luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN from $98,500-$95,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or compare her to other superyachts available for charter in New York.”

Luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN - Upper deck dining and Jacuzzi

Luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN – Upper deck dining and Jacuzzi

Dine alfresco surrounded by friends and family on the main deck aft for savoury meals at sunset or under the twinkling lights of New York city. After the meal, guests can remain outside seated along the stern or soaking in the Jacuzzi, taking in the ambiance of each destination.

Superyacht NICOLE EVELYN - Sundeck

Superyacht NICOLE EVELYN – Sundeck

The foredeck sunpads convert into sun loungers, but for the best views anywhere on board while you relax in the warm weather, the sundeck has shaded sunpads for hours out in the fresh air.

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

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • wakeboards
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Guests looking to wear off excess energy while in transit will find that the on board gym has a great selection of equipment for cardio routines.

Luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN - Master suite

Luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN – Master suite

The accommodation layout is designed for a maximum of 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin. A committed crew of 7 will provide everything you need for a fantastic cruising experience in American waters.

Experience New York from a different perspective and charter luxury yacht NICOLE EVELYN from $98,500-$95,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information, or compare her to other superyachts available for charter in New York.

New On Charter Market: Ferretti Superyacht Amore Mio

July 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The 30.48m superyacht Amore Mio is the new addition to the global fleet of charter yachts. She is cruising the waters of America and is ready for a private charter in Miami, Florida and Bahamas. Amore Mio’s refit has been recently completed, and she can accommodate ten charter guests in 5 beautiful staterooms. 

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Main

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Main

Built with the immaculate Italian style in mind, Amore Mio features light and modern interior decor. Comfortable lounge with a sofa and coffee table, as well as a formal dining area, are located in the main salon with panoramic windows One of the spectacular features of Amore Mio is her fold-out balcony with seating, where charter guests can enjoy light breeze and the sunshine while admiring spectacular views. There is also a shaded outdoor area aft of the yacht.

“Amore Mio is a perfect yacht for a luxury family vacation. Charter Amore Mio in America from $62,500 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.”

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Formal dining

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Formal dining

Accommodation is offered in 5 cabins: of the master stateroom, three double cabins and one twin cabin with single beds.

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Foredeck seating

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Foredeck seating

There is shaded outdoor area aft of the yacht, which offers alfresco dining and sumptuous seating. Another alfresco dining option is on the foredeck, which also hosts sun pads and seating. A sundeck is a place for entertaintment: the guests will enjoy soaking up the deluxe Jacuzzi, tasting some mount-watering meals at the outdoor dining area and simply catching sunray lazying on the sun pads.

Ferretti AMORE MIO - Sundeck Jacuzzi

Ferretti AMORE MIO – Sundeck Jacuzzi

The swim platform makes it easy to access the water, as Amore Mio has a great array of water toys:

  • 16′ Aquascan Jet Tender
  • 2x Sea-Doo Waverunner
  • Water Skis
  • Tube
  • Paddleboard
  • Floats
  • Snorkeling gear

Amore Mio is a perfect yacht for a luxury family vacation. Charter Amore Mio in America from $62,500 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

Emirates Team New Zealand wins 35th America’s Cup

June 28, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have faced off against reigning champions Oracle Team USA to win the 35th edition of the America’s Cup, leaving the final score at 7-1 after two dramatic weeks of racing along the Great Sound in Bermuda.

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world's oldest international sports trophy - the America's Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world’s oldest international sports trophy – the America’s Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Race 9 proved to be the decider after both teams cleanly left the starting gate, sailing at up to 30 knots on the first leg to a roaring crowd. Although Oracle Team USA initially pulled ahead, Emirates Team New Zealand recovered lost ground on the second leg and widened the gap throughout the rest of the race to finish 55 seconds ahead of the Oracle Team USA.

“We’re just blown away. We came here to win the America’s Cup and right now we’re taking the America’s Cup back home to New Zealand,” Helmsman Peter Burling for Emirates Team New Zealand commented. “To be able to win eight races in Beautiful Bermuda in front of a big crowd of our own fans is overwhelming, we’re just happy to be able to share this moment with them, we’re just blown away. I’ve grown up watching this competition as a fan and to be a Kiwi and taking this Cup home is a dream come true. To be able to win this event at such a young age is an unreal feeling. However, I’m just a tiny part of a massive team and it is incredible to be able to reward the hard work of those hundreds of people who have supported us, not only here but back home in New Zealand as well.”

Emirates Team New Zealand won 8 races altogether to secure their victory, having began the series with -1 point due to Oracle Team USA’s win during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifiers.

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport.”

The final results of the 35th America's Cup

The final results of the 35th America’s Cup

In the America’s Cup 2013 Final Oracle Team USA defended against Emirates New Zealand in San Francisco to narrowly hold on to the title with a final score of 9-8, a result which lead to Emirates Team New Zealand looking to make changes both to the boat design and the skills of the team. The result has been noticeable differences between the design of the Emirates Team New Zealand boat compared to other competitors, most visibly a cycling instead of grinding to charge the hydraulic pressure that keeps the sailing yachts up on the foils. Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton commented on how their past defeat spurred them on to victory in this edition of the America’s Cup:

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport. [One of the points that we had to change] was that we had to invest in technology and the people that provide it. We also had to get our arms around the next generation of yachtsmen that were coming through and Peter (Burling) was one of those.”

Grant Dalton, CEO, Emirates Team New Zealand congratulated Emirates Team New Zealand on their victory, which is their first since 2000:

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations and praise to everyone in Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the 35th America’s Cup. Helmed brilliantly by Peter Burling, with the guiding influence of skipper Glenn Ashby, supported by a world class sailing, design and shore team, they performed magnificently here in Bermuda, winning in dominant fashion.”

Top 10 Superyacht Drone Videos

June 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

If you ever wondered how luxury superyachts looked in real life and how huge they actually were, the best way to get the idea is to watch a drone footage. With drone videos gaining popularity and our love to superyachts never fading away, this Mediterranean summer 2017 begins with our compilation of the best 10 drone videos.  

M/Y A in Portofino

M/Y A in Portofino. Photo credit FlyView

Motor Yacht A in Portofino

The extremely popular luxury vessel with the striking exterior, Motor yacht A has visited Portofino quite a few times. Watch her drone footage below and you will get to see the yacht from very interesting angles….and you will finally get the see her incredible aft deck from the top. It’s an impressive swimming pool, isn’t it?

Eclipse in Gibraltar

The second largest yacht in the world has been spotted in so many locations in the world that we have event lost count. The drone video of Eclipse from Gibraltar showcases the imposing size of the yacht, as well as her enormous decks.

Rising Sun in Portofino

The biggest news about Rising Sun is, perhaps, her Tahiti cruise hosting the Obamas with Oprah and Bruce Springsteen. This 138m superyacht provides ultra deluxe accommodation to her lucky guests with en-suite bathroom facilities, luxurious amenities and is said to have Jacuzzi spas in her staterooms.

Savannah in France

The multi-award winning mega yacht Savannah was launched in 2015. She measures 83.50 metres and has a hybrid propulsion system. Apart from that, she boasts a head-spinning interior design and a large number of lavish amenities. She is available for charters this summer, find out more now.

Atlante in the French Riviera

Another multi-award winning superyacht, Atlante, was filmed with a drone in the French Riviera. Her military exterior and bold looks were designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard.

Venus

This drone footage gives you a good idea on how big Steve Job’s superyacht Venus is. She differs from the other yachts by her simple and crisp hull and superstructure. Her minimalistic design was developed by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Steve Jobs.

Khalilah

Also known as the “Gold Yacht”, thanks to her unique hull colour, Khalilah is a 48-metre luxury yacht built by Palmer Johnson. She is one of the most well-known superyachts built in America. Watch the video below and get inspired. Would you go on a yacht charter vacation abroad Khalilah?

Lady M in Sardinia

Sleek and sporty, Lady M is a 65-metre luxury yacht owned by Alexei Mordashov, the chairman and majority shareholder at Severstal in Russia. Here is her cool drone video from another famous yachting destination in Italy, Sardinia

St David passing through the Corinth Canal

The 60m luxury superyacht St David was launched by Benetti in 2008 and is one of the most elegant charter yachts on the water. Superyacht St David benefits from fantastic and proven Benetti building quality, design and styling and boasts a beautiful interior design by the celebrated Andrew Winch. Secure St David for charter from EUR240,000 per week plus expenses.