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2016 ShowBoats Design Awards Winners Announced

February 23, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Yesterday, the 22nd of February, saw the winners of the prestigious 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards announced at the K3 KitzKongress in Kitzbuhel, Austria. Double Olympic gold medalist, Shirley Robertson OBE presented the winners with the coveted Golden Neptune awards at the presence of the sell-out audience of superyacht owners, designers and icons of the superyacht industry from around the world.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

ShowBoats Design Awards 2016

Baltic Yachts’s sailing yacht NIKATA took home four Neptunes, whole Feadship’s motor yacht SAVANNAH received equally impressive three awards. Below is the full list of the winning superyachts:

Tender Design Award Winner:
Hodgdon Yachts’ 11,4-metre Limo Tender for M/Y INFINITY, with naval architecture by Michael Peters, exterior styling and interior design by Michael Peters and Hodgdon Yachts.

Hodgdon Yachts - Limo Tender for Motor Yacht INFINITY

Hodgdon Yachts – Limo Tender for Motor Yacht INFINITY

Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht Below 500GT Winner:
49,9-metre motor yacht SIBELLE with exterior styling by AB StudioOmega Architects, constructed by Heesen Yachts.

Superyacht Sibelle by Heesen Yachts - Photo by Richards Vision and Heesen Yachts

Superyacht Sibelle by Heesen Yachts – Photo by Richards Vision and Heesen Yachts

Exterior Design & Styling – Motor Yacht Above 500GT Winner:

Superyacht SAVANNAH with exterior styling by CG Design and built by Feadship, De Vries shipyard.

SAVANNAH by Feadship

SAVANNAH by Feadship

Exterior Design & Styling – Styling Award Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts. Naval architects Judel/Vrolijk.

Baltic 115 NIKATA under sail - Photo by Guido Cantini

Baltic 115 NIKATA under sail – Photo by Guido Cantini

Interior Layout & Design Award – Motor Yacht Below 500 GT Winner:
RUYA with interior by Sorgiovanni Designs and constructed by Alia Yachts.

47m Heesen RUYA

47m Heesen RUYA

Interior Layout & Design Award – Motor Yacht Above 500 GT Winner:
SAVANNAH, boasting exterior styling by SG Design and constructed by Feadship.

Interior Layout & Design Award Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design, built by Baltic Yachts

Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht Below 500GT Winner:
RUYA with interior by Sorgiovanni Design and constructed by Alia Yachts.

Naval Architecture Award – Displacement Motor Yacht Above 500GT Winner:
MADAME KATE constructed by Amels with naval architecture by Amels and Damen Group

AMELS Superyacht MADAME KATE

AMELS Superyacht MADAME KATE

Naval Architecture Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yacht Winner:
IRON MAN with naval architecture by Azimut Benetti Spa and constructed by Benetti Shipyard

Fast Displacement IRON MAN - Photo credit Quin BISSET

Fast Displacement IRON MAN – Photo credit Quin BISSET

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yacht joint Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts

Naval Architecture Award – Sailing Yacht joint Winner:
TOPAZ with naval architecture by Andre Hoek to original lines by Frank Paine, constructed by Holland Jachtbouw

TOPAZ

TOPAZ

Holistic Design Award – Motor Yacht Winner:
SAVANNAH with exterior styling by SG Design built by Feadship

Holistic Design Award – Sailing Yacht Winner:
NIKATA with exterior styling by Nauta Design and built by Baltic Yachts

Young Designer of the Year Award Winner:
CERCHIO by  – a student from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. 45-metre motor yacht, designed to entertain the guests of a female Italian fashion designer.

Baoxi Xiao - CERCHIO concept

Baoxi Xiao – CERCHIO concept

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner:
Frederik “Frits” De Voogt of Feadship

Seventh Classic Supreme 132 M/Y CHRIMI III splashes at Benetti

February 12, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The seventh Classic Supreme 132 M/Y CHRIMI III (hull BS007) has recently splashed at the leading Italian shipyard, Benetti. The exterior design of this exciting new 40-metre superyacht comes from the drawing board of Stefano Righini, while Alessandro Pulina of Pulina DNA and the yard’s design office were responsible for the interiors.

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 – Photo by Thierry Ameller

Benetti Classic Supreme 132 – Photo by Thierry Ameller

The Classic Supreme 132 provides deluxe accommodation for up to 10 guests in a full-beam owner’s suite on the main deck, fitted with an office, walk in wardrobe and his and hers bathrooms. There are also two en-suite VIP guest cabins and two en-suite twin cabins, all positioned on the lower deck.

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US debut for Crystal 140 M/Y MR D by Benetti at Yachts Miami Beach 2016

February 04, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The fifth Benetti Crystal 140 M/Y MR D (BY005) is set to make her US premiere at the upcoming Yachts Miami Beach show. Born from the hands of Stefano Righini for the exterior layout and Ezequiel Farcafor the interior and decoration design, this luxury 42-metre superyacht can be characterized by light, transparency, as well as enhancement of spaces.

Crystal 140 MR D by Benetti

Crystal 140 MR D by Benetti

The interiors feature a redistribution of spaces that exploits the entire volume of hull, along with special attention to light, thanks to new windows. The lower deck hosts four lovely guest cabins, two double and two twin, plus generous crew area. The main deck is fitted with a large living area with a central sofa, comfortable armchairs and a bar area. Moreover, there is a lavish owner’s cabin, providing fantastic views of the sea, thanks to full-height windows.

MR D - Decks

MR D – Decks

MR D - Exterior

MR D – Exterior

Aboard MR D

Aboard MR D

Spanning over four amazing decks, MR D offers large areas for socializing that are protected with maximum privacy. One of the many innovative features aboard represents the stern area that is marked by a distinctive reorganisation: the customary garage for tender, jet skis, and other equipment has been moved forward toward the bow with an opening on the side, allowing the entire stern area to be dedicated to a beach area that is free of all mechanical equipment and is outfitted with a shower, bathroom, fridge, galley, and armchairs.

MR D - Wheelhouse

MR D – Wheelhouse

MR D - Dining

MR D – Dining

MR D - Main Saloon

MR D – Main Saloon

MR D - Upper Saloon

MR D – Upper Saloon

Run by twin Cat C32 Acer delivering 1081 kW, luxury yacht MR D has a conventional oceanic range of 4,000 miles. She is capable of travelling around the world and exploring locales where autonomy and spending long periods without refuelling becomes essential. Maximum speed at half load is 15 knots, with 14 knots possible at 85% power.

MR D - Owners Cabin

MR D – Owners Cabin

MR D - Owners Bathroom

MR D – Owners Bathroom

MR D - VIP Cabin

MR D – VIP Cabin

Furthermore, the design of the wheelhouse is based on innovative integrated architecture that, thanks to LCD monitors with latest generation of touch-screen functionality and ergonomic controllers, has made it possible to reinstate all functions in a single control panel, resulting in an efficient console with an avant-garde look and functionality.

Benetti Crystal 140 MR D

Benetti Crystal 140 MR D

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Launch of 90M LIONHEART – The Largest Superyacht ever built by BENETTI

February 01, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Over the weekend, the prestigious Livorno-based Italian shipyard, Benetti, launched their largest superyacht to date – the exciting new 90-metre LIONHEART, previously known as FB 262. This striking displacement vessel bears both naval architecture as well as exterior design by the yard’s in-house team.

90m LIONHEART by Benetti on the water - Image credit to Livorno Daily Photo

90m LIONHEART by Benetti on the water – Image credit to Livorno Daily Photo

Featuring a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, the 90m (295’) LIONHEART was designed and built to comfortably reach a top speed of 15,5 knots, and a cruising speed of 15 knots. More details about this breath-taking vessel to follow soon.

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Veloce 140’ Superyacht H – Italian excellence by BENETTI

February 01, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Take a look at the Veloce 140’ superyacht H, representing the Italian excellence launched by BENETTI in 2015. Beautifully penned by Stefano Righini, she boasts a revolutionary new hull, ensuring the perfect combination of comfort and speed.

Designed with timeless elegance, the exteriors and interiors feature clean lines, sharp angles and a clear contemporary feeling. The accommodation layout consists of five lavishly appointed cabins, comfortably sleeping up to 10 guests. Externally, there are two amazing sunbathing areas: forward of the upper deck with Jacuzzi, and for the complete length of the sun deck with a corner bar.

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First edition of Thailand Yacht Show to be opened by Prime Minister on February 11, 2016

January 21, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The inaugural Thailand Yacht Show will be officially opened by Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday, February 11, 2016, demonstrating Government’s support for the new event. To promote Thailand as an international operational base for superyacht charters, the Show will run at Ao Po Grand Marina from February 8 to 14, 2016.

Last week's press conference in Bangkok

Last week’s press conference in Bangkok

Show organiser, Andy Treadwell, commented: “I have worked with a lot of governments, but never with a more proactive and enthusiastic one, who completely understand the potential benefits for the local community and are totally dedicated to developing a successful future for yachting in Thailand. And it is not just about the superyachts. We are delighted that some of the biggest local and regional dealers are all fully behind the government’s initiative, and are supporting the Show with a good number of smaller boats, as well as the large yachts they have for sale or charter.”

This major new yachting event continues to attract the elite of the superyacht industry. It is expected to host an exciting and diverse range of vessels, including the imposing 73-metre M/Y TITANIA, built by the leading German shipyard Lurssen, and perfect for family entertainment, as well as the breath-taking 69m M/Y SALUZI, providing deluxe accommodation for 32 guests over five generous decks.

The beautiful 50m M/Y NORTHERN SUN will also join the impressive fleet of vessels on display at the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show, proudly showcasing her elegant and sleek living areas. The lovely 32m M/Y NANOU, built by Benetti Yachts, is also expected to be present at the Show. Perfect for entertaining, she boasts a great variety of leisure and entertainment facilities.

NEW 50m Superyacht Project FB802 BREEZE by BENETTI sold

January 13, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Benetti is thrilled to announce the sale of the new 50m superyacht Project FB802 BREEZE. A third Benetti for the same client, this beautiful, custom displacement vessel is the second yacht of the series built on spec, scheduled for delivery by June 2016. A third vessel of the series is already in build with delivery in 2017.

FB802 BREEZE by BENETTI

FB802 BREEZE by BENETTI

To be built to Benetti’s high standards for comfort and livability, Project FB802 BREEZE will be constructed utilizing the twin technology, with the hull in fiberglass and the superstructure in aluminium. This will enable the vessel to boast several living spaces, salons and special areas dedicated to leisure and entertainment, including an amazingly generous 126 square meter sun deck.

FB802 BREEZE - side view

FB802 BREEZE – side view

The interiors will be full of natural light, thanks to large, panoramic windows. The environment will be rich in precious materials and fabrics that create an intimate atmosphere, both relaxing and welcoming. The layout foresees four guest suites on the lower deck and the owner’s apartment on the upper deck; the latter complete with a superb and sumptuous full-beam bathroom.

FB802 BREEZE from above

FB802 BREEZE from above

Fabio Ermetto, CCO at Benetti, comments on the latest signed contract: “We see our winning strategy of building 50 meter plus yachts on-spec confirmed with this sale, obviously supported by an unequaled financial solidity. In fact, the Azimut-Benetti Group has just been crowned the world’s top producer of yachts over 24 meters in length.”

FB802 BREEZE - aft view

FB802 BREEZE – aft view

FB 802 – Specifications:

LOA 49.80 m

Beam 9.26 m

Draft at full load 2.70 m

Gross tons less than 500 GT

Fuel capacity 62,000 l

Water capacity 10,000 l

Cabins 6

Berths 12

Crew 11 crew in 7 cabins

Top speed at half load 15.5 knots

Cruising speed 14 knots

Range 4000 nautical miles at 12 knots

Engines C32 Acert 1081 kW @2300 Rpm

Naval architecture Benetti

Exterior design & concept Benetti | Michele Guerrieri

Classification ABS+A1(E)Commercial Yachting Service, + AMS

Launch 2016

Build yard Livorno

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So much to see and do at eagerly awaited Thailand Yacht Show 2016 set to open its doors next month

January 07, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

There will be so much to see and do at the eagerly awaited Thailand Yacht Show 2016, set to open its doors next month, running from February 11 to 14. Phuket’s newest and most exciting gathering of yachts, boats and luxury brands will be a bumper schedule of on-water displays, wine, cocktail and champagne tastings, as well as vibrant parties both on vessels and on land.

Nanou by Benetti - One of the many luxury charter yachts to be displayed at the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show

Nanou by Benetti – One of the many luxury charter yachts to be displayed at the 2016 Thailand Yacht Show

Moreover, the Thailand Yacht Forum will be held at Phuket Yacht Haven the day before the show, providing a snapshot update of the regulation changes, as well as presenting invaluable insight into the region’s cruising grounds and growing infrastructure.

The list of yachts and boating brands joining the event also continues to grow, with the line-up including international brands, local Thai icons and an amazing variety of luxury boats for sale, charter yachts and lifestyle companies.

DUNIA BARU - South East Asia superyacht

DUNIA BARU - South East Asia superyacht

One of the most striking yachts to enter the line-up is the classically-styled 32m Benetti M/Y Nanou. She will form part of the 40 strong line-up of luxury vessels, which includes S/Y Dunia Baru, as well as the MCY 70.

In addition, the organizers of the Show have proudly announced that the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have now officially joined forces with the Ministry of Transport and the Marine Department to support the event.

Highly innovative series of superyacht concepts by Benetti and Henrik Fisker

January 07, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Entrepreneur and bespoke international designer Henrik Fisker, the founder of Henrik Fisker Design, and the world-renowned Italian manufacturer Benetti are teaming up to create a series of highly innovative 50m (164’) superyacht concepts. The partnership concentrates on a new 50-metre vessel with naval architecture by Benetti, expected to be designed in California and constructed at the Benetti facilities in Livorno, Tuscany.

Teaser of a 50m superyacht concept by Benetti and Henrik Fisker

A teaser theme sketch for a 50m superyacht concept by Benetti and Henrik Fisker

The concept will boast a new platform developed by Benetti’s engineering team with Fisker’s sporty exterior as well as interior designs. Fisker is pioneering a new design concept to enhance and optimize the onboard experience by utilizing more space on the large superyacht for both hosting and leisure. The design will add a new “human flow” element to reduce unused space and increase its usability.

The exterior will feature a dramatic body using light weight carbon fiber and other exotic materials, as well as optimized ocean views from all major cabins and use reclaimed wood, integrated solar panels and optional hybrid power. The interiors will represent the all-new design concept for each of the three decks that will enhance the space and emphasize comfortable and clean luxury living in a pristine environment. The advanced and sustainable materials, as well as state-of-the-art technology for automated controls and optimal power management will be used.

The many highlights aboard this striking vessel will include a beach club, spa, several bars, a pool and sunbathing areas on multiple decks. Accommodation will be provided for 12 guests across six lovely cabins, with 11 crew members enjoying comfortable staff quarters.

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Italian superyacht builder BENETTI nominated for 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards in no less than 4 categories

January 05, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Italian superyacht builder, BENETTI, has proudly announced that they have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 ShowBoats Design Awards in no less than four categories. The striking 11.11 will compete in the ‘Exterior Design & Styling Award – Motor Yacht over 500GT’ and the ‘Interior Design Award Motor Yacht over 500GT’ categories, while the beautiful IRONMAN is one of the finalists in the ‘Naval Architecture Award – Semi-Displacement Motor Yacht’ and the ‘Interior Design Award’ categories.

63m 11.11 by Benetti

63m 11.11 by Benetti

FB265 11.11 measures amazing 63 meters over all, and boasts a superb interior design by Candy & Candy. Spanning over four internal decks, she provides stylish and comfortable accommodation in two gorgeous full-beam owner’s cabins, one on the main deck, the second on the upper deck with private access to the pool and solarium deck. The lower deck hosts four lovely guest cabins, each with its own en-suite washroom, and there is also a smaller sun deck.

Fast Displacement Vivace 125 IRON MAN by BENETTI - Photo credit Quin BISSET

Fast Displacement Vivace 125 IRON MAN by BENETTI – Photo credit Quin BISSET

Vivace 125’ IRONMAN belongs to the highly successful Fast Displacement line, and boasts sporty and sleek exterior design by Stefano Righini, with superb interiors by Alfred Karram JR. The accommodation layout includes four luxuriously appointed suites and the owner’s apartments forward on the main deck, at full beam.

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