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Top 10 Best Aft Decks on Luxury Yachts

August 24, 2016

Written by Rebecca Pascoe

What makes a superior aft deck?

To an extent, the response to this question is personal to each individual who answers. The aft deck is perhaps the most important location on a yacht, whether it is a private or charter yacht. One of it’s core roles is the social interface between the outside ocean world and the yacht’s interior. The aft deck is certainly prime real estate in luxury yacht terms, however there are many different design responses attempting to achieve the ultimate.  Lets have a look at a selection of them.

Kometa at dawn (70m alu) by Heesen Yachts

Kometa at dawn (70m alu) by Heesen Yachts

Sleek and sexy performance sailing yachts naturally have a beamy layout for spacious aft decks, whilst large motor yachts are designed specifically with social areas and aft decks in mind and they often have multiple decks available. Aft decks provide space for al fresco dining, relaxing on and enjoying cocktails at sunset. They provide access to the water for swimming or boarding the tender and they present a first impression to visitors when the yacht is at anchor.

Motor Yacht GLEAM - Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifesyle

Motor Yacht GLEAM – Opens Itself to the Ocean Lifesyle

“One of it’s core roles is the social interface between the outside ocean world and the yacht’s interior. The aft deck is certainly prime real estate..”

GillSchmid Design have two pools

GillSchmid Design has two pools – or is that 4?

Some of the top 10 best aft decks on luxury yachts are quite unique in appearance and styling. With comfortable couches and large tables, they offer the best place on board a luxury superyacht to chill out with friends or family.

Alfa Nero was early to have a very large swimming pool on her aft deck.

Alfa Nero was early to have a very large swimming pool on her aft deck.

Below is a personal selection of the top ten vessels that have glorious and amazing aft decks:

1. Quatroelle – the 88m Quatroelle is all about massive exterior aft decks where guests can feel the breeze while watching the sun rise and set. Clever touches include technical marvels, a section of the big stern platform lowers into the sea. The yacht also has exterior stairs on all of its five decks for easy access to cabins. After a day in the sun, there’s nothing better than cooling off in the bridge deck infinity pool.

Superyacht QUATTROELLE  Aft Deck Pool

Superyacht QUATTROELLE Aft Deck Pool

2. Indian Empress – this superyacht is famous for starry parties on her sprawling aft deck. There are flowing rounds of seating, a marble bar, plenty of space to dance the night away. Dance to music provided by a professional DJ positioned on the sun deck above. The Indian Empress is very popular with people from around the world and makes an excellent charter yacht. The upper aft deck table alone can seat about 30 guests. Hold a party and you’ll essentially be running a nightclub.

Indian Empress

Indian Empress

3. Alfa Nero – the Alfa Nero has one of the best aft decks you can find on a luxury yacht. This trail blazer of a superyacht has an awesome eye-catching aft deck that looks cool and trendy. The floor of the 7 x 3.5 metre pool lifts hydraulically to deck level and turns the aft deck into a dance floor or helipad. You’ll just have to remember if you’re choppering your guests home at midnight or inviting them to stay on for a late night swim. As well as the aft deck, there’s a club-like upper salon.

Alfa Nero Aft

The Alfa Nero Aft View

4. Maryah – everyone likes a good mystery. The Maryah is ultra-private but what we do know about her is quite fascinating. The hull began life as a Russian research vessel launched by the Polish Szczecinska Yard in 1990. After the rebuild this superyacht had sweeping curves, accommodation for 54 guests, a cinema and a helipad. Included in the design were three aft decks, a sun deck, a beach club and a profusion of fold-down terraces.

Maryah

Maryah

5. Luna – her main aft deck is vast, about one third of the yacht’s overall length. When the weather cools, the massive beach club provides a chic shelter with an on-deck feeling. Other explorer yachts look quite dull in comparison to the Luna. The huge aft deck is the perfect area for a cocktail party or any other special occasion like al fresco dining by candlelight.

Explorer Yacht LUNA'S Aft Pool

Explorer Yacht LUNA’S Aft Pool

6. Zefira – winner of the Sailing Yacht of the Year Award in 2011’s superyacht awards, the Zefira is ideal for loafing on deck during long, lazy yacht charter vacations with family and friends. She is big and sleek with long clean lines and uncluttered decks. The beautifully designed aft deck dovetails perfectly with the light and bright Remi Tessier interior design. Start your day with a delicious breakfast on the aft deck.

Zefira

Zefira

7. Ester III – this 66 m motor yacht’s interior spaces have been planned as carefully as the exterior. With protection from the sun, wind, rain and cold, the aft deck has a stunning bar up top including a large glass backed swimming pool. Relax on one of the sun beds during the day and then enjoy a tasty meal in the evening outdoors on the large aft deck that has been transformed into an exquisite dining area.

Ester III

Ester III

8. Invictus – the Invictus is all about volume. The beautifully designed, spacious water-level aft deck is made larger still by a vast, fold-out, bathing platform and behind it all, there’s a well-stocked bar. It’s no wonder that the aft deck is one of the most popular spots onboard. The garage beyond the aft deck can hold two 8.35 m tenders including a gorgeous Comitti.

Invictus

Invictus

9. Galactica Star – the sleek design and space is what’s so impressive on the superyacht, the Galactica Star. Access to the awesome aft deck is made easy thanks to two brilliantly lit stairways either side of the beach club. This is ideal for guests onboard. The water, either in the main deck pool or off the bathing platform, is never out of reach. Relax on one of the aft deck’s sun beds while watching the sun go down at anchor.

Galactica Star

Galactica Star

10. Axioma – is ideal for a superyacht holiday, perfect for outdoor living. The slightly different, yet attractive aft deck is supplemented with a bridge deck bar, spa pool and mouth-watering al fresco dining options. It’s a chilled out, private feeling aft deck, if you need any more sun this is the place to be. The swimming platform also transforms from the grand entrance into a sprawling space for sunbathing, just a few steps from the sea and the pool.

Axioma

Axioma

A design from GillSchmid that would be nice to see being launched one day:

Project Acuore

Project Acuore

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Superyacht Axioma available in Mediterranean

July 11, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Built in 2013 by Dunya Yachts, 72m/236ft superyacht AXIOMA (ex. RED SQUARE) boasts exceptional entertainment facilities which take advantage of her sizeable hull.

M/Y AXIOMA

M/Y AXIOMA

Sterling Scott was responsible for her exterior styling and her internal design came from the late, celebrated Alberto Pinto, both of whom ensured that luxury yacht AXIOMA became a finalist in the Superyacht Design Awards of 2014:

  • Interior Design Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ – Finalist (SDA 2014)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Displacement Motor Yachts 200′+ – Finalist (SDA 2014)
  • Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT – Special commendation (WSA 2014)
Luxury yacht AXIOMA - Bridge deck bar

Luxury yacht AXIOMA – Bridge deck bar

 

From the sun deck down to the main deck, luxury yacht AXIOMA is designed for alfresco dining, swimming and making the best of the Mediterranean and Caribbean sun. The secluded sun deck with its bar and Jacuzzi makes an excellent, lofty viewing platform to take in the surrounding isles of Turkey, or the picturesque towns thronging the Grecian coastland.

Socialise with friends and family on the upper deck, where the upper saloon area is designed to accommodate small parties for close conversations and uses the latest technology for intimate film nights. The saloon doors open onto the aft main deck where a pool bar enhances the alfresco dining area and offers sunpads for those who want to relax after an afternoon meal.

Taking elements from beach house chic, Alberto Pinto made use of contemporary materials and a neutral colour palette to enhance the internal light and create a cool summer atmosphere which creates an outside in flow.

The two-floor mezzanine connects the upper owner’s deck to the main deck, creating easy access via stairs of lift (elevator) between the spacious dining room and the media room and main saloon below.

Luxury yacht AXIOMA - Gym

Luxury yacht AXIOMA – Gym

When you charter luxury yacht AXIOMA, you gain access to an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre which allows you and your guests to learn new skills and gain certification. Take out the waveriders, waterski, kayak or scuba dive in the pristine coves of the Balearic Islands; there are also plenty of inflatable toys for both adults and children.

Superyacht AXIOMA can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins: 1 master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 2 twin cabins and 2 convertibles. Able to carry a crew of up to 20, motor yacht AXIOMA has everything a party of 12 could need for a relaxed atmosphere taking in the sights on a luxury charter.

Axioma Yacht - Dining and Salon

Axioma Yacht – Dining and Salon

Superyacht AXIOMA is available this summer in the Mediterranean from €525,000 per week plus expenses, and in the Caribbean this winter from €490,000. Contact CharterWorld today for more information.

Awe-inspiring 72M AXIOMA Yacht Summer 2015 Season

October 12, 2015

Written by zuzana

The official video channel of the awe-inspiring 72m AXIOMA yacht has released a video showing this beautiful vessel during its summer 2015 season. The video also unveils the striking interiors of luxury mega yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square), built in 2013 by Dunya Yachts. She boasts eye-catching exterior design and a beach house-style interior by the legendary late designer Alberto Pinto that contrasts natural woods with some luxurious flourishes.

Superyacht AXIOMA can easily sleep 12 guests in a lavish master cabin and five double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins. Down on the main deck the infinity swimming pool is one of the many notable exterior features aboard this beautiful vessel, whilst further up, the aft upper deck provides al-fresco dining around a large round table. The sun deck offers lounging and intimate seating areas forward and a large spa pool surrounded by sun pads and a bar on the aft. The yacht also hosts a double-level main saloon, a cinema, gym, as well as heli-pad.

Video of 72m Motor Yacht AXIOMA crossing the Atlantic in Style

April 13, 2015

Written by zuzana

The official video channel of the 72m motor yacht Axioma has released a video showing this breath-taking vessel, while crossing the Atlantic, following a highly successful winter season in the popular Caribbean yacht charter locations. Previously known as ‘Red Square’, luxury mega yacht Axioma was built in 2013 by Dunya – Ursa. She will attend the 27th MYBA Charter Show, running in the lovely Italy yacht holiday location – Genoa from April 27 to 30, 2015.

Superbly penned by Sterling Scott, superyacht Axioma boasts luxurious, beach house-style interiors designed by the late Alberto Pinto that mix up natural woods with some luxurious flourishes. She can sleep up to 12 guests in utmost in luxury. There are six deluxe cabins, including a generous master cabin and five double cabins, two of which are convertible into twin cabins.

One of the many notable features on the striking Axioma yacht is the infinity swimming pool positioned on the main deck, while the aft upper deck provides alfresco dining around a large round table. The sun deck features lounging and intimate seating areas forward and a huge spa pool surrounded by sun pads and a bar on the aft. Furthermore, the vessel also offers a double-level main saloon, a cinema, gym and heli-pad.

Judges’ Commendation for Dunya motor yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square) at WSA 2014

May 13, 2014

Written by zuzana

Dunya Yachts is excited to announce that their motor yacht Axioma (ex Red Square) has been honoured with the Judges’ Commendation in the Displacement Motor Yacht (1,300 – 1,999GT) category at the recent World Superyacht Awards 2014. The awards ceremony took place at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam on Saturday, May 3.

Dunya mega yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square) - Image by Jeff Brown Superyacht Media

Dunya mega yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square) - Image by Jeff Brown/Superyacht Media

The annual event brings together the most celebrated superyacht builders and designers in the world, to recognise outstanding craftsmanship and visionary design.

The first delivery from superyacht builder Dunya Yachts, superyacht Axioma was nominated in the same category as Delta Marine luxury yacht Invictus, Nobiskrug superyacht Odessa II and Feadship mega yacht Sea Owl.

“We are honoured to receive such a prestigious commendation from the World Superyacht Awards judges,” said Sedat Ergün, Director of Dunya Yachts. “The judging panel is comprised of 18 superyacht owners who have a combined ownership experience extending well into triple figures. To be recognised for quality of build and craftsmanship by such experienced owners is testament to the pedigree we are creating at Dunya Yachts. M/Y Axioma stands out from the global fleet for her groundbreaking features, yet has strong universal appeal for her sophisticated and daring design. We are thrilled to have received such an accolade.”

Dunya Yachts is currently underway with its next project, 82m (269ft) mega yacht Warrior 80, which is available for purchase. From the drawing board of Espen Øino, one of the world’s foremost superyacht designers, the 2,000gt project is just 30 months from completion and offers a superb acquisition opportunity for an owner looking to take delivery of a superyacht of such magnitude in less than three years. The hull is 80 per cent complete, and there is still considerable scope for adaptation to the Warrior 80 yacht’s superstructure and interior design.

ABOUT M/Y AXIOMA (EX RED SQUARE)
72.5M (236ft) displacement yacht (Project DY003)
Launched February 2013
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Exterior Styling: Sterling Scott
Interior Design: Alberto Pinto

Luxury yacht Axioma is Dunya Yachts’ daring debut into the world of superyacht construction. In February 2013, the 72.5m displacement yacht was completed on spec by the yard; she was then sold during the Monaco Yacht Show in September of the same year. A truly global collaboration, the vessel has exterior styling from Sterling Scott and interior design from the late Alberto Pinto (Axioma was his final project to be built while alive).

Axioma superyacht features many revolutionary shifts for the general layout of a vessel of this size. These were made possible by the painstaking attention to detail from the yard’s management team and founder Sedat Ergün. Most striking is the main salon’s double-deck gallery, providing a sense of vast space and light usually reserved for large land-based residences.

For practical purposes, Dunya Yachts brought the gym, spa and steam room up from the lower decks to provide a more inviting environment for guests, and moved the movie theatre to the lower deck. All guest suites have been brought up to the main deck, with expansive windows to showcase the stunning views of the water. Axioma yacht sleeps 12 guests in six suites, including a full beam master suite with panoramic views forward, and she has a crew of 20.

When it came to Axioma yacht’s design, the team chose to spotlight bold style as well as practicality, with an overall design brief of “beach house style”. The vessel’s exterior provides guests with a wide choice of both private and convivial spaces across four decks. Two generous pools, expansive lounging space and dining areas aft are complemented by a secluded lounging and dining area on the bridge deck and a private terrace forward of the master cabin. Albert Pinto’s interior makes use of soft neutrals accented with pops of vibrant colour, which complement a range of natural wood tones and textures.

“We worked with some of the most experienced brains and craftsmen in the business to create a world-class vessel that will continue to be a showcase of what the Dunya Yachts brand can achieve. Axioma is the standard-bearer for our pedigree,” says Ergun of the various suppliers and subcontractor who worked to make her such a stunning vessel, which included:

Awlgrip (Netherlands) – Paint System
C-Quip (NZ) – Forward Light Mast
Caterpillar (USA) – Main Engines and Generators
Cramm (Netherlands) – Hydraulic Moving Parts
Freeman Marine (USA) – Exterior Doors
Heinen & Hopman (Netherlands) – Air Conditioning
Hi-Fog (Finland) – Water Mist System
Lift Emotion (Netherlands) – Elevator
LIST (Austria) – Interior Joinery
Multiplex (Germany) – Sun Awnings
Otto – Piening (Germany) – Propellers
Pacific Coast Marine (USA) – Exterior Doors
Quantum (USA) – Stabilizers
Raytheon (USA) – Navigation Equipment
Roland (Germany) – Main Galley Van Cappellen
Consultancy (Netherlands) – Noise & Vibration Control

Although the experts who consulted and worked on Axioma superyacht were an international mixture, the favourable base labour rate in Turkey meant that she was built for approximately 30 per cent less than comparable shipyards elsewhere in Europe, says Ergün.

Superyacht Axioma was sold at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show and is now available for luxury yacht charter.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2014 Boat International World Superyacht Awards finalist (Displacement Motoryacht 1,300-1,999GT category) – Judges’ Commendation
2014 ShowBoats International Golden Neptune Awards finalist (Exterior Design & Styling and Interior Design categories) – Finalist

FULL SPECIFICATION OF AXIOMA YACHT

LOA: 72.5m (236ft 2in)
LWL: 65.5m (214ft 9in)
LBP: 60.9m (199ft 7in)
Beam (max): 12.2m (40ft)
Beam (moulded): 11.6m (38ft 1in)
Draft (full load): 6.40m (21ft)
Draft (half load): 3.7m (12ft 1in)
Deadweight: 280t
Displacement (half load): 1,352t
Designer: Sterling Scott
Interior designer: Alberto Pinto
Classification society/notation: ABS/A1
Commercial Yachting Service AMS ACCU
Flag authority: Cayman Islands (George Town)
Hull material: Steel Grade A
Superstructure material: Aluminium alloy
Engine type: Caterpillar 3516 C DITA Engine
power (@1,800rpm): 2 x 3,150bhp
Main generators: Caterpillar C9 (4x200kW)
Emergency Generator: Caterpillar C9 (150kW)
Bow thruster: HRP (200kW)
Stabilizer system: Quantum 4 Fins Zero Speed
Fuel capacity: 172,400L (45,543 US gallons)
Watermakers: 2 x 16,000L per day (2 x 4,226 US gallons)
Fresh water capacity: 69,500L (18,360 US gallons)
Ballast capacity: 73,900L (19,522 US gallons)
Grey water: 25,400L (6,710 US gallons)
Black water: 8,300L (2,190 US gallons)
Speed (max, half full cond.): 17 knots
Range (economical speed): 5,000nm

Accommodation:
GUESTS
One (1) Owner’s Suite
One (1) VIP Full Beam Cabin
Two (2) VIP Cabins
Two (2) Guest Cabins
CREW
One (1) Captain’s Cabin
One (1) Engineer’s Cabin
One (1) Crew Mess
One (1) Crew Lounge
Ten (10) Crew Cabin

Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2014

May 05, 2014

Written by zuzana

The newly crowned winners of a prominent Neptune trophy were unveiled at the 9th annual World Superyacht Awards on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The host city of Amsterdam, with its rich maritime history, offered a fitting backdrop as a distinguished audience of superyacht owners as well as industry specialists gathered at the Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam’s National Maritime Museum.

Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2014 celebrate with their Neptune trophies

Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2014 celebrate with their Neptune trophies

The ceremony, which celebrates excellence in superyacht build and design, is the most anticipated event in the superyacht calendar. Throughout the evening, international broadcaster, Natasha Kaplinsky, presented a selection of prized awards to the owners of the finest sail and motor yachts delivered in 2013. A total of twenty-seven coveted Neptune trophies and Judges’ Commendation prizes, custom made for the occasion by Baccarat, were presented throughout the ceremony.

Motor Yacht of the Year was awarded to the 99m Madame Gu
The Motor Yacht of the Year Award honours the very best motor yacht delivered to its owners in 2013, chosen from amongst the winners of the motor yacht classes. Whilst size is not a factor in determining the victor of this award, this year the judges did select the largest yacht of those shortlisted. Built by Feadship–de Vries in Makkum, The Netherlands, with both exterior and interior design from Andrew Winch Designs, motor yacht Madame Gu is widely recognised as one of the most exquisite yachts afloat. It was not just appearance that swayed the judges; a superb quality of structural build, the design and installation of the mechanical elements and systems, and the perfection of interior joinery and decoration was absolutely beyond reproach. This resulted in a unanimous decision to name her as the highly deserved Motor Yacht of the Year.

Motor Yacht of the Year - Madame Gu - Image Credit Jeff Brown Superyacht Media

Motor Yacht of the Year - Madame Gu - Image Credit Jeff Brown/Superyacht Media

Sailing Yacht of the Year went to 32.64m Inukshuk
After much consideration of the two sailing yacht class winners – sailing yacht Ganesha and superyacht Inukshuk – the judges voted almost unanimously to select Inukshuk, a 32.6-metre sloop built by Baltic Yachts in Finland, as the winner of this prestigious award. Their decision was largely based on recognition that this yacht provides an optimal balance between excellent sailing performance and the high degree of comfort and customisation offered to its owner. Inukshuk’s elegant looks, which feature uncluttered deck spaces derived from the drawing board of German Frers, state-of-the-art sailing systems and the high standards of construction seen both in the structure of the vessel and its interior finish by Adam Lay Studio, were all factored into the decision.

Sailing Yacht of the Year - Inukshuk - Image Credit Jeff Brown Superyacht Media

Sailing Yacht of the Year - Inukshuk - Image Credit Jeff Brown/Superyacht Media

World Superyacht Awards 2014 Winners

Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above
Sponsored by Holland Jachtbouw

Winner: Madame Gu
Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: Feadship
Exterior Stylist: Andrew Winch Designs
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

Judges’ Commendation: Chopi Chopi

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN
Naval Architect: CRN Engineering
Exterior Stylist: Zuccon International Project
Interior Designer: Laura Sessa

Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT

Winner: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior Stylist: Andrew Winch Designs
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Judges’ Commendation: Axioma (ex Red Square)

Length: 72.50m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Naval Architect: Dunya Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Sterling Scott
Interior Designer: Alberto Pinto

Dunya MegaYacht Red Square - Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Dunya MegaYacht Red Square - Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Judges’ Special Award for technically advanced construction

Winner: Invictus
Length: 66.00m
Builder: Delta Marine
Naval Architect: Delta Design Group
Exterior Stylist: Delta Design Group
Interior Designer: Diane Johnson Design / JW Architecture

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT
Sponsored by Clyde & Co

Winner: Event
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Amels
Naval Architect: Amels
Exterior Stylist: Tim Heywood Design
Interior Stylist: Laura Sessa

Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500GT
Sponsored by Royal Huisman

Winner: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Naval Architect: René van der Velden Yacht Design
Exterior Stylist: René van der Velden Yacht Design
Interior Designer: Lynne Grossman in collaboration with Redman Whiteley Dixon

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Judges’ Commendation: Sofia

Length: 41.78m
Builder: Moonen Shipyard
Naval Architect: Stolk Marimecs
Exterior Stylist: René van der Velden Yacht Design
Interior Designer: Art-Line Interiors

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

Semi-Displacement or Planing Two-Deck Motor Yacht including Raised Pilothouse Designs
Sponsored by Admiral Tecnomar

Winner: Finish Line
Length: 36.70m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Naval Architect: Trinity Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Yacht Next / Joanne Lockhart
Interior Designer: Yacht Next / Joanne Lockhart

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile

Semi-Displacement or Planing Three-Deck Motor Yacht of 30m to 44.99m
Sponsored by Tansu

Winner: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Admiral Tecnomar
Naval Architect: Admiral Tecnomar
Exterior Stylist: Luca Dini Design / Admiral Centro Stile
Interior Designer: Admiral Centro Stile

Cacos V Yacht

Cacos V Yacht

Semi-Displacement or Planing Three-Deck Motor Yacht of 45m and above
Sponsored by Esenyacht

Winner: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects / Heesen Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Omega Architects/ Heesen Yachts
Interior Designer: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Judges’ Commendation: Vellmari
Length: 47.50m
Builder: Rossinavi
Naval Architect: Arrabito Naval Architects
Exterior Stylist: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi
Interior Designer: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Catamaran Award

Winner: Quaranta
Length: 33.70m
Builder: Curvelle-Logos Marine
Naval Architect: Incat Crowther Naval Architects
Exterior Stylist: Mauro Giamboi
Interior Designer: Alex Isacc

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Motor Yacht of the Year Award
Sponsored by Embraer Executive Jets

Winner: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: Feadship
Exterior Stylist: Andrew Winch Designs
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

Sailing Yacht in 40m+ Size Range
Sponsored by Heesen Yachts

Winner: Ganesha
Length: 46.00m
Builder: Vitters Shipyard
Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects
Exterior Stylist: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Newcruise

Rendering of the 46m Vitters superyacht Ganesha

Rendering of the 46m Vitters superyacht Ganesha

Spirit of Tradition Award
Sponsored by Feadship

Winner: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 64.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory / Balk Shipyard
Naval Architect: Dream Ship Victory / Dykstra Naval Architects
Exterior Stylist: Ken Freivokh Design / Dykstra Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Ken Freivokh Design

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Sailing Yacht in 30m to 39.99 size range
Sponsored by Dream Ship Victory

Winner: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Exterior Stylist: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior Designer: Adam Lay Studio

Judges’ Special Award for advanced design and high quality construction

Winner: Inoui
Length: 33.44m
Builder: Vitters Shipyard
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand
Exterior Stylist: Philippe Briand Yacht Design
Interior Designer: Andrew Winch Designs

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Sailing Yacht of the Year Award
Sponsored by Embraer Executive Jets

Winner: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Exterior Stylist: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior Designer: Adam Lay Studios

Yacht Conversion Award
Sponsored by Amels

Winner: Enigma XK
Length: 72.00m
Original Builder: Richards Shipbuilders
Refit Yard: Atlantic Refit Center
Refit Naval Architect: Macfarlane Yacht Design
Refit Exterior Stylist: Vitruvius Yachts
Refit Interior Designer: Vitruvius Yachts

Luxury explorer yacht ENIGMA XK

Luxury explorer yacht ENIGMA XK

Rebuilt Yacht Award
Sponsored by Amels

Winner: Keyla
Length: 45.30m
Original Builder: Trinity Yachts
Refit Yard: RMK Marine with project management by Mark Poirier
Refit Naval Architect: Trinity Yachts & RMK Engineering Department
Refit Exterior Stylist: Hot Lab Yacht & Design
Refit Interior Designer: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Refitted Yacht Award
Sponsored by Amels

Winner: Auspicious
Length: 50.80m
Original Builder: Mondo Marine Refit Yard: Mondo Marine with project management by KK Superyachts
Refit Naval Architect: Mondo Marine
Refit Exterior Stylist: Cor D. Rover Design
Refit Interior Designer: Eidsgaard Design

Motor Yacht Auspicious (ex Streamline)

Motor Yacht Auspicious (ex Streamline)

Quality & Value Award
Sponsored by Hodgdon

Winner: Ileria
Length: 50.4m
Builder: Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts
Naval Architect: Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts
Exterior Stylist: Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts
Interior Designer: J.G. Verges Design

NB56 motor yacht Ileria

NB56 motor yacht Ileria

Voyager’s Award
Sponsored by Alloy Yachts

Joint Winner: Exuma
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Picchiotti / Perini Navi
Voyage: New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Palau, Sabah, Philippines

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Joint Winner: Zeepaard

Length: 37.00m
Builder: JFA Yachts
Voyage: Circumnavigation through 39 countries

Zeepaard superyacht in Carribean - Copyrights Zeepaard

Zeepaard superyacht in Carribean - Copyrights Zeepaard

Legacy Award
Sponsored by Gassan Diamond

Winner: Sir Donald Gosling

Voyager’s Award

The Voyager’s Award credits superyacht owners who have undertaken a passage of an unusual or exploratory nature. This award, determined by the jury who have all cruised the world extensively, unusually resulted in the secret ballot creating an exact tie. Rather than breaking the deadlock to determine a single winner, the judges decided to award an equal first place to two owners who have both undergone extraordinary voyages – The owners of superyacht Exuma and luxury yacht Zeepaard.

Superyacht Exuma is a 50-metre motor yacht built by Picchiotti/Perini Navi to a design by Philippe Briand of Vitruvius Yachts. At the design stage, Exuma was specifically customised for cruising the more remote areas of the Pacific and her entry, written personally by the owner, catalogues an example of this: An adventurous voyage, made between 2012 and 2013, that started in New Caledonia and Vanuatu and progressed through the Solomon Islands to Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, Palau, and Sabah ending in the Philippines. Not only was the account well written and beautifully illustrated, it also displayed an enviable depth of knowledge of, and interaction with the various populations encountered throughout the itinerary. The judges considered it to be an excellent example of a cruise that deserved recognition.

Images of Exuma superyacht's navigation throughout the South Pacific and beyond

Images of Exuma superyacht's navigation throughout the South Pacific and beyond

Built by JFA Yachts in France in 2003, superyacht Zeepaard is a 37-metre expedition yacht designed for adventurous voyages. Her circumnavigation between 2009 and 2013, starting and finishing in the Mediterranean, certainly qualified as such, covering a total of 50,000nm and 39 countries. While the totality of the voyage was too long a duration to qualify for the Voyager’s Award, the judges extracted a portion which fell within the two year limit specified within the rules. Even so, this was an epic cruise. As the judges were to see from a small sample of the 40,000 or so images, it was clear that the owner, along with his family and friends, encountered incredible experiences everywhere they went, even in the rather more adventurous ‘pirate zones’, for which they were well prepared. This was a notable voyage of exactly the type for which expedition yachts were designed, and the judges considered it most worthy of a Neptune.

A small sample of over 40,000 images captured during Zeepaard yacht's circumnavigation of the globe

A small sample of over 40,000 images captured during Zeepaard yacht's circumnavigation of the globe

Legacy Award

The Legacy Award was presented to Sir Donald Gosling who, with over 60 years in superyachting – and counting – is the archetypal yacht owner. His love affair with the sea began at a young age and enrolling in the Royal Navy was a logical route for his career to take. In 1953 he acquired his first yacht which was followed by an array of pre-owned and custom yachts throughout the years. In 1993, Sir Donald Gosling’s current yacht, Leander G (named after HMS Leander – Sir Donald’s Royal Navy posting), was launched and she has been a much-loved staple of the superyacht scene ever since, welcoming both charter guests and Royalty on a regular basis.

Sir Donald Gosling

Sir Donald Gosling

The 2014 edition of the awards relocated to one of Europe’s foremost hubs of yacht design with the support of leading Dutch yacht builders; Amels, Feadship, Heesen, Holland Jachtbouw and Royal Huisman. Boat International Media would also like to thank Gold Sponsor, Embraer Executive Jets, Silver Sponsors; Dream Ship Victory, Esenyacht, Gassan Diamonds and Hodgdon, Bronze Sponsors; Admiral Technomar, Alloy Yachts, Baccarat, Clyde & Co and Tansu and Contributing Sponsors; Royal Delft, Sabrina Monte-Carlo, Spyker, Wajer & Wajer and Holland Yachting Group for helping to create a wonderful evening and for making the World Superyacht Awards a resounding success.

Dunya motor yacht AXIOMA (ex Red Square) shortlisted for World Superyacht Award 2014

February 04, 2014

Written by zuzana

Dunya Yachts is delighted to announce that motor yacht Axioma (ex Red Square) has been shortlisted for the World Superyacht Award 2014 in the ‘Displacement Motoryacht 1,300 – 1,999GT’ category. Following her huge success at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, the impressive 72,5m displacement superyacht Axioma joins the ranks of the finest luxury yachts handed over in 2013 to be considered for one of the prominent Neptune Awards.

72,5m mega yacht Axioma (ex Red Square) by Dunya Yachts

72,5m mega yacht Axioma (ex Red Square) by Dunya Yachts

Luxury yacht Axioma is the debut launch for Tuzla-based Dunya Yachts and the remarkable result of a truly global collaboration, with exterior styling from Sterling Scott and interior design from the late Alberto Pinto. Sedat Ergün, President of Dunya Yachts, highlights the perfectionist attitude to creating the first build from the yard, and the importance of working with the best suppliers and craftsmen in the business, as key to her appeal.

“We are thrilled with the impact that M/Y Axioma has made, and feel that she represents the quality and beauty that is expected from the best superyacht professionals in the world,” said Ergün. “We worked with some of the most experienced brains and craftsmen in the business to create a world-class vessel that will continue to be a showcase of what the Dunya Yachts brand can achieve. M/Y Axioma is the standard-bearer for our pedigree.”

When it came to mega yacht Axioma’s design, the team chose to spotlight bold style as well as practicality. The vessel’s exterior provides guests with a wide choice of both private and convivial spaces across four decks. Two generous pools, expansive lounging space and dining areas aft are complemented by secluded lounging and dining area on the bridge deck and a private terrace forward of the master cabin.

With a design brief of ‘beach house style’, the celebrated late designer Alberto Pinto chose a modern yet comfortable combination of natural woods and sumptuous soft furnishings. As his last superyacht project, Axioma yacht is testament to Pinto’s outstanding talents and will surely have a strong impact on the jury of World Superyacht Award judges.

Dunya Yachts’ daring debut, which was completed on spec by the yard and sold during the Monaco Yacht Show, features many revolutionary shifts for the general layout of a vessel of this size. These were made possible by the painstaking attention to detail from the yard’s management team and Ergün himself. Most striking is the main salon’s double-deck gallery, providing a sense of vast space and light usually reserved for large land-based residences.

For practical purposes, Dunya Yachts brought the gym, spa and steam room up from the lower decks to provide a more inviting environment for guests, and moved the movie theatre to the lower deck. All guest suites have been brought up to the main deck, with expansive windows to showcase the stunning views of the water. Superyacht Axioma  sleeps 12 guests in six suites, including a full beam master suite with panoramic
views forward.

The World Superyacht Awards finalists, chosen by the Boat International Media expert teams, will now be considered by a jury of 21 judges including 19 superyacht owners. The awards ceremony to announce the winners will take place at a spectacular gala on 3 May at Amsterdam’s Het Scheepvaartmuseum, the National Maritime Museum, in Holland. The event, now in its ninth year, is attended by superyacht owners and the leading names of the superyacht industry.

This award nomination announcement is not the first for Axioma superyacht. She has been named as a finalist for ShowBoats International’s Golden Neptune Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a gala hosted atthe Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria on 24 February.

“Considering the superb vessels launched by world renowned builders in 2013, we are honoured to be included as a finalist, particularly as M/Y Axioma is our first launch,” added Ergün. “Whatever the results in May, we are proud to have her representing us on the world’s oceans”.

Luxury Yachts nominated for the 2014 World Superyacht Awards

December 30, 2013

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Below is a list of exceptional luxury yachts nominated for The 2014 World Superyacht Awards, organised by the BoatInternational Media. The Awards will be held in Amsterdam on 3rd May, 2014.

MOTOR YACHTS

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M

Motor Yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - a Palumbo Superyacht

Motor Yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - a Palumbo Superyacht

Param Jamuna IV

Motor Yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027) - a Rossinavi Superyacht

Motor Yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027) - a Rossinavi Superyacht

Vellmari

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Apostrophe

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

Axioma – Ex Red Square

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Ileria

NB56 motor yacht Ileria on the water

NB56 motor yacht Ileria on the water

Monokini

Baglietto superyacht Monokini

Baglietto superyacht Monokini

Le Must (Majesty 105)

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Pride

Superyacht PRIDE -  Main

Superyacht PRIDE - Main

Solandge

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Chopi Chopi

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

J’ade

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

FB263 – MY Ocean Paradise

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

FB502 – MY Panthera

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

Sea Owl

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Madame Gu

Feadship launch superyacht Madame Gu

Feadship launch superyacht Madame Gu

Aziza

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

INVICTUS by Delta Marine

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Cacos V

Cacos V Yacht

Cacos V Yacht

Nameless

NAMELESS yacht profile

NAMELESS yacht profile

Quattroelle

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Sea Raider V

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht - Same model as Sea Raider V superyacht

Event

Erossea

115 'M Ocean' Superyacht by Arcadia Yachts - sistership to EROSSEA

115 'M Ocean' Superyacht by Arcadia Yachts - sistership to EROSSEA

Engelberg

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Galactica Star

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

MY FF1

Superyacht FF1 by Benetti

Superyacht FF1 by Benetti

Crazy Me

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Project 12

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Sea Fire

Motor yacht Seafire - AB 140 by Fipa Group at launch

Motor yacht Seafire - AB 140 by Fipa Group at launch

Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

Vulcan 46m

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Finish Line

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058)

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058)

Lady Candy

Superyacht Lady Candy on the water

Superyacht Lady Candy on the water

Codecasa 42-Vintage Series Hull F75

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Framura 3

Codecasa 50s superyacht Framura 3 (hull C 120) by Codecasa Shipyards.

Codecasa 50s superyacht Framura 3 (hull C 120) by Codecasa Shipyards

Odessa II

73m motor yacht Project 423 - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

73m motor yacht Project 423 - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

Heliad II

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Agora

Horizon RP105 Yacht AGORA

Horizon RP105 Yacht AGORA

CaryAli

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Andrea VI

superyacht Andrea VI by Horizon

superyacht Andrea VI by Horizon

Tango 5

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5

I-Nova

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Lyons Pride

Westport 112 yacht - sistership to Lyon's Pride yacht

Westport 112 yacht - sistership to Lyon's Pride yacht

Quaranta

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Aurora

N120 superyacht Aurora by Nordhavn

N120 superyacht Aurora by Nordhavn

Safira

39m Expedition yacht - Sparkam and Stephens

39m Expedition yacht - Sparkam and Stephens

SAILING YACHTS

Inukshuk

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Hevea

Luxury yacht Hevea

Luxury yacht Hevea

Inoui

Vitters 33m luxury sailing yacht INOUI

Vitters 33m luxury sailing yacht INOUI

Twilight

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT -  Main

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT - Main

Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Nativa

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

Seahawk

Perini superyacht Seahawk

Perini superyacht Seahawk

State of Grace

Perini Navi 40m State of Grace yacht

Perini Navi 40m State of Grace yacht

Ganesha

Ganesha - Sailing 2

Ganesha - Sailing 2

Chronos

Yacht CHRONOS - 00101

Yacht CHRONOS - 00101

Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov - side view

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov - side view

REFITTED AND REBUILT YACHTS

Keyla

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Dream

Ocean Dream -  Main

Ocean Dream - Main

Auspicious (now Motor Yacht Lisa IV)

Leopard 46 LISA IV -  Main.

Leopard 46 LISA IV - Main.

G5

Enigma XK

Perle Bleue

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

The Big Blue

The Big Blue yacht

The Big Blue yacht

This is Us

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

VOYAGER’S AWARD

Exuma

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Finalists

December 13, 2013

Written by zuzana

After reviewing the amazing number of nominations received, Boat International Media is thrilled to announce the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards Finalists. The prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 will be hosted by the fabulous Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria, on Monday, February 24, following the first day of the Superyacht Design Symposium.

Showboats

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014

Now in its fifth edition, the ShowBoats Design Awards brings the specialist design skills of the superyacht industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight. Honouring the craftsmen and innovators responsible for the most exceptional new superyacht designs on the water, the coveted golden Neptune awards have quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for yacht design professionals.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Finalists

Interior Design Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Name: Alchemist Too

Length: 38.00m

Builder: Sanlorenzo

Interior: Sanlorenzo

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m

Length: 40.00m

Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.

Interior: HOT LAB: yacht & design

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Interior

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Interior

Name: Finish Line
Length: 36.60m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Interior: Joanne Lockhart – Yacht Next

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Interior: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Vellmari
Length: 48.00m
Builder: Rossinavi
Interior: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Luxury yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi - Interior - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Luxury yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi - Interior - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Crazy Me
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Interior: Cristiano Gatto Design Team

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46.00m
Builder: Vicem
Interior: Studio Art-Line

Vulcan Yacht - Interior

Vulcan Yacht - Interior

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts of 30m to 59.99m

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Interior: Reymond Langton Design

Superyacht Apostrophe - Interior

Superyacht Apostrophe - Interior

Name: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Interior: CaryAli Design

Name: I-Nova
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Interior: Cristiano Gatto Design

Superyacht I-Nova - Interior Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Superyacht I-Nova - Interior Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Name: J’Ade
Length: 58.20m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Interior: Zuccon International Project / CRN Interior & Design Dept.

J'ade yacht by CRN - Interior

J'ade yacht by CRN - Interior

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Interior: Central Yacht – BAMO

Name: Ocean Paradise
Length: 55.00m
Builder: Azimut -Benetti – Benetti Shipyard
Interior: Benetti Technical Department

Ocean Paradise yacht - Interior

Ocean Paradise yacht - Interior

Name: Sofia
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Moonen Shipyards
Interior: Art-Line Interior design

Moonen YN194 superyacht Sofia - Interior - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Moonen YN194 superyacht Sofia - Interior - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Name: Chopi Chopi
Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Interior: Laura Sessa

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Interior - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Interior - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Name: Invictus
Length: 65.50m
Builder: Delta Marine
Interior: Diane Johnson Design / Johnson, Wen & Mulder Architecture

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Quattroelle
Length: 88.00m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Interior: Nuvolari & Lenard

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Interior - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Interior - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Name: Axioma – Ex Red Square
Length: 73.00m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Interior: Alberto Pinto

Name: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Interior: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Superyacht Galactica Star - Interior

Superyacht Galactica Star - Interior

Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42 m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Interior: Nauta Yacht Design

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Interior: Adam Lay Studio

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK - Interior

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK - Interior

Name: Lunar
Length: 35.30m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Interior: Conrad Shipyard

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Interior: Ken Freivokh Design

Name: Nativa
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
Interior: Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.

Luxury yacht Nativa - Interior

Luxury yacht Nativa - Interior

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Interior: Christian Liagre

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Interior: Perini Navi

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
Exterior: Hydro Tec

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Name: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: AdmiralThe Italian Sea Group
Exterior: Luca Dini Design / Admiral – The Italian Sea Group

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Name: Finish Line
Length: 36.60m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Exterior: Yacht Next / Trinity Yachts

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Name: Framura 3
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Andrea Bacigalupo

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Exterior: F. Paszkowski

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

Name: Param Jamuna IV
Length: 48.31m
Builder: Rossinavi
Exterior: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46m
Builder: Vicem
Exterior: Mulder Design

46m motor yacht Vulcan by Vicem Yachts

46m motor yacht Vulcan by Vicem Yachts

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m to 59.99m

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Exterior: Reymond Langton Design

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

Name: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Exterior: Rene Van Der Velden

39m expedition yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m expedition yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Name: Codecasa 42
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Codecasa / Della Role

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F75

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F75

Name: I-Nova
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Exterior: Cristiano Gatto Design

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Name: J’Ade
Length: 58.20m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Exterior: Zuccon International Project

Luxury motor yacht J'ade by CRN

Luxury motor yacht J'ade by CRN

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Exterior: Central Yacht

Superyacht Lady Candy

Superyacht Lady Candy

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m +

Name: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Exterior: Omega Architects

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Name: Event
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Amels
Exterior: Tim Heywood

Name: Invictus
Length: 65.50m
Builder: Delta Marine
Exterior: Delta Design Group

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design

Feadship superyacht MADAME GU

Feadship superyacht MADAME GU

Name: Quattroelle
Length: 88.00m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior: Nuvolari & Lenard

88m Lurssen superyacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m Lurssen superyacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Name: Axioma – Ex Red Square
Length: 73.00m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Exterior: Sterling Scott

Dunya Yachts MegaYacht Red Square Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Dunya Yachts MegaYacht Red Square Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Name: Solandge
Length: 85.10m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior: Espen Oeino International

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Exterior: Nauta Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Hevea

Sailing yacht Hevea

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Exterior: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Name: Lunar
Length: 35.30m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Exterior: Newcruise Yacht Projects & Design / Frank Neubelt

Luxury yacht Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Exterior: Ken Freivokh Design

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

Name: Nativa
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
Exterior: Bill Tripp and Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

Name: Nomad IV
Length: 30.48m
Builder: Maxi Dolphin
Exterior: Finot-Conq

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi

Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk

Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi

40m State of Grace yacht

40m State of Grace yacht

Naval Architecture – Motor Yachts

Name: Chopi Chopi
Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
NA: CRN Engineering

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
NA: Hydro Tec

Name: Heliad II
Length: 33.4m
Builder: Lynx Yachts
NA: Diana Yacht Design

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
NA: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Safira
Length: 39.30m
Builder: Newcastle Marine/Tyneside Yachts
NA: Sparkman & Stephens / Murray & Associates

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46m
Builder: Vicem
NA: Mulder Design

Naval Architecture – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
NA: Farr Yacht Design

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
NA: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering

Name: Nativa
Length: 50m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
NA: Bill Tripp

Name: Nomad IV
Length: 30.48m
Builder: Maxi Dolphin
NA: Finot-Conq

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40m
Builder: Perini Navi
NA: Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland

Holistic Design Award – Motor Yacht

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Exterior: Reymond Langton Design
Interior: Reymond Langton Design

Name: Codecasa 42
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Codecasa / Della Role
Interior: Codecasa / Della Role

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
Exterior: Hydro Tec
Interior: HOT LAB : yacht & design

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Exterior: Central Yacht
Interior: Central Yacht – BAMO

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Exterior: F. Paszkowski
Interior: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Holistic Design Award – Sailing Yacht

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Exterior: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior: Adam Lay Studio

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Exterior: Ken Freivokh Design
Interior: Ken Freivokh Design

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi
Interior: Christian Liagre

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi
Interior: Perini Navi

Tender Design Award

Name: Osprey 38
Builder: Wajer & Wajer Yachts BV
Designer: Vripack
On: M/Y Eclipse

Osprey 38 Yacht Tender - Photo by Hunk de Kock

Osprey 38 Yacht Tender - Photo by Hunk de Kock

Name: Rib-X eXige
Builder: Rib X
Designer: Rib X
On: M/Y Apostrophe

Name: T/T Samadhi
Builder: Pascoe International Ltd
Designer: Ken Freivokh Design
On: M/Y Samadhi

Name: T/T Event
Builder: Yachtwerft Meyer
Designer: Tim Heywood
On: M/Y Event

Name: Windy SR26
Builder: Windy Scandinavia
Designer: Eidsgaard Design
On: M/Y Rasselas, M/Y Solemar, M/Y Lady Guyla

Name: Limo T/T Madame Gu
Builder: Compass Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: M/Y Madame Gu

Name: Open T/T Madame Gu
Builder: Compass Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Madame Gu

Name: Limo T/T Sea Owl
Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Sea Owl

Name: Open T/T Sea Owl
Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Sea Owl

Environmental Protection Award

Name: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Admiral – The Italian Sea Group

Name: Safira
Length: 39.30m
Builder: Newcastle Marine/Tyneside Yachts

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.

Name: Param Jamuna IV
Length: 48.31m
Builder: Rossinavi

Supplied by Boat International Media

Sterling Scott-designed AXIOMA Yacht nominated for IY&A Award 2014

December 05, 2013

Written by zuzana

Sterling Scott Yacht Design have reached the shortlist for The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2014 for the second time, following their nomination for luxury yacht Project Reborn. Their project, the 73-metre Axioma yacht, has been shortlisted in the ‘Power Yacht over 60 metres’ category.

73m Dunya superyacht Axioma designed by Sterling Scott - Image credit to Jeff Brown

73m Dunya superyacht Axioma designed by Sterling Scott - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Luxury motor yacht “Axioma” features open cascading decks with faceted angles and sleek elegant lines. The interior living space boasts the double open deck arrangement for luxury living whilst at sea.

Luxury superyacht Axioma - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Luxury superyacht Axioma - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Superyacht Axioma was designed with exceptional attention to detail in order to launch shipyard Dunya Yachts and Sterling Scott. Dunya Yachts ensured that the finish of the yacht was perfected so that the exterior and interior designers influences were brought to full fruition. Together new comers Dunya and Sterling Scott teamed up with the now late Alberto Pinto. This unity made the yacht what is now known in history, to be the yacht that surprised and far exceeded everyone’s expectations for the future years to come.

Mega yacht Axioma from above - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Mega yacht Axioma from above - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Along with the long, flowing lines, each deck and brow is angled and chiselled like a beautifully crafted diamond cut for a glamorous women. Axiome superyacht is a yacht with an emphasis on lifestyle, boasting toys throughout the full beam garage that has massive shell doors opening both port and starboard. Other highlights include a large private gym with spa facilities, an outdoor bar and an exquisite cinema room. On the exterior decks there is a large sun deck on top deck, a spa pool deck a pool deck, a closed private owner’s deck and a generous fold out pool deck. The owner’s and guest’s cabins and en-suites are decorated superbly, highlighted with the massive unblocked windows and a skylight in the owner’s suite. The VIP cabin is a masterpiece, on this yacht with her vast windows and luxurious layout.

Luxury yacht Axioma - aft view - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Luxury yacht Axioma - aft view - Image credit to Jeff Brown

Some might say this design works so well because, when there is a team of people drawn together for one reason and one passion and there is much contemplation, study and assessment on one market, then all these factors unify when a design or a designer is selected for the privilege of designing a yacht of this significance. All involved understand and respect the facts and appreciate being a part of it.