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CRN Shipyard to attend the 2012 Cannes Boat Show with the 43m charter yacht SOFICO on display

August 29, 2012

CRN Shipyard, a brand of Ferretti Group, will be present at this year’s Cannes International Boat Show showcasing one of its masterpieces: the 43-metre charter yacht SOFICO. Belonging to the 43 metre Navetta 43 composite, motor yacht Sofico has been developed by CRN Shipyard in collaboration with Zuccon International Project, responsible for her external profile.

Motor yacht SOFICO - Main

Motor yacht SOFICO - Main

The external profile of the Sofico superyacht is strongly characterized by her elegant art deco areas, accentuated by the dark and warm tones of Canaletto Walnut and the geometries along the furniture and the flooring.

The sign style is definitely masculine. It is the softly whispered idea of the colonial clubs, permeating a sophisticated atmosphere and lighting up the fantasy and the nostalgia of distant and enchanting places. The choice of materials goes back to the explorers of exotic seas: the skilful cabinetry is complemented with pieces of rare wood, woven leather coatings, cast bronze and precious fabrics. Unique handmade items with detailed fittings which have been patiently polished and coated by skilled craftsmen when they were being processed.

Luxury yacht Sofico - Sun Deck Bar

Luxury yacht Sofico - Sun Deck Bar

Luxury yacht Sofico presents all the CRN signature features: a Technogym and a sauna on the lower deck stern, an area dedicated to fitness which is directly linked to the sea through the hatch aft opening that can be transformed into a beach touching the sea. Not to miss, the owner’s suite terrace, furnished with comfortable armchairs and a coffee table, ideal for an exclusive breakfast overlooking the sea.

The areas are sub-divided in a classic manner: the external area on the main deck leads to a wide open space main saloon with its conversation area and freestanding Fendi sofas and Giorgetti armchairs as well as a dining table for 12 guests. The warm colours of the wood panelling and the parquet floors are softened by the gold chrome adorning the central coffee tables and the light shades of the fabrics and the geometrical patterned carpet in the middle.

Navetta 43 superyacht Sofico - Dining

Navetta 43 superyacht Sofico - Dining

The painting in gold that dominates the walls of this area also evokes geometries and modern signs. Crocodile leather, and soft leather are used for the owner’s suite which, besides a cabin and a full-beam honey-coloured onyx bath, includes a study all furnished with Fendi furniture, Loro Piana fabrics and Tai Ping carpet. This deck is also equipped with an haute cuisine galley.

On the lower deck, the guest area has two double and two twin bed cabins for a total of 10 guests on board. At the bow, on the same deck, there are 4 crew cabins, while the captain’s accommodation is on the upper deck behind the modern wheelhouse.

43-metre superyacht Sofico - Main Saloon

43-metre superyacht Sofico - Main Saloon

The natural elements, the crocodile leather and the sculptures with horns decorating the upper deck, like hunting trophies, are resolved with elegant and refined volute and strongly emphasize the masculine traits of the Sofico yacht. On this boat, the sky lounge is an original place, a meeting place par excellence. In this area there is a black grand piano which blends in with the dark tones of the armchairs and the ebony game table. The inlay of the Tai Ping carpet is also black contrasting the comfortable white L-shaped sofa in the middle. Outside on the sundeck there is a shady dining area.

Relaxation and facilities can be found on the sun deck on the bow which is equipped with a Spa Pool and 2 round coffee tables for leisure moments on the boat. On the stern there are elegant sunbeds, a barbecue and a bar covered by a rollbar.

Luxury charter yacht Sofico - Master Suite

Luxury charter yacht Sofico - Master Suite

Luxury charter yacht Sofico has 2 CATERPILLAR C32-C engines with a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a sailing speed of 13 knots for a vessel that offers the pleasure of sailing and all the comfort of cruising.

SOFICO is classified within the maximum RINA class and complies with the applicable MCA.

The newly launched Pershing 82 superyacht

August 28, 2012

Following the launch of hull number 2 of Pershing 108′ superyacht, the flagship of the fleet as well as the first three-engine model constructed by Pershing, the Mondolfo shipyard, historical seat of the brand, has strenghtened its fleet with another prominent vessel, motor yacht Pershing 82. Launched at Marina dei Cesari in Fano on 13th August, Pershing 82 superyacht is the first Pershing 82′ hull.

Motor yacht Pershing 82

Motor yacht Pershing 82

With her 82 feet of cutting-edge design, the Pershing 82 superyacht, which is the contemporary restyling of Pershing 80’, will be the protagonist for Pershing, a brand of the Ferretti Group which is amongst the leading world manufacturers of high performance open motor yachts from 15 to 35 metres, at the Cannes International Boat Show and the Genoa International Boat Show, where this model will be premiered.

23.99 metres long and 5.50 metres wide, the new luxury yacht Pershing 82 is once again a creation of the yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni, in collaboration with AYT (Advanced Yacht Technology – the naval research and design center of the Ferretti Group) and the team of architects and designers of the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup.

Designed to enhance the pleasure of yachting and to ensure maximum performance at sea, Pershing 82’ yacht has two powerful MTU 16 V M93 of 2435 mhp (1792 kW) with Searex SR140S propulsion system together with Rolla surface piercing propellers, capable of reaching a top speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots, with a range of 300 nautical miles. The propulsion system is run by AUTOTRIM, an exclusive functionality that opimizes the performance and the consumption of the boat at any speed and with any load, in a completely automatic manner.

Featuring a streamlined and aggressive external profile, Pershing 82’ yacht immediately shows the strong sporting spirit that distinguishes it, given its elongated lines that permit the enlargement of the internal volumes, providing wide spaces which guests can enjoy, offering greater comfort and liveability.

The liveability of external spaces has increased with the sun deck, a distinctive feature of the latest Pershing models where, next to the retractable helm, at the bow, there are two comfortable lateral chaises longues next to the pilot’s seat, in which a practical minibar has been placed.

The sun deck is easily accessible by means of an innovative carbon steel staircase, created by AYT in close collaboration with Besenzoni, which drops automatically into the cockpit by electro-hydraulic control and automatically disappears upwards when closed, freeing the space in the cockpit. For further comfort, at the stern there is a sun bed area with separate backs that can be electrically lower.

On the main-deck, the large cockpit and the main saloon, divided by an electro-hydraulically controlled retractable door, offer maximum comfort.

Customizable to the Owner’s needs, Pershing 82’ yacht has a standard layout with 4 guest cabins: the master suite amidships, a VIP cabin forward and two cabins with twin beds at the bow of the master suite. It has 3 bathrooms: an en suite in the master suite and in the VIP cabin, and a guest bathroom that can be used as a restroom during the day.

Additionally, there are two crew cabins (one for the captain and one for the sailors) which can be reached through the saloon, with laundry room and bathroom. The optional layout has 3 guest cabins with a lounge cinema room starboard.

Nada Serafini, Brand Manager of Pershing, expresses her satisfaction by saying: “By launching Pershing 82’, the brand confirms its commitment to yacht designing meeting the market demands without betraying the Pershing spirit: yachts with big volumes that combine sportsmanship, performance and style. In addition, this new launching highlights once again the strategic importance of the brand for the nautical pole of Fano.”

Outstanding performance, comfort and design: these are the keywords that make Pershing 82’ an ideal yacht with which to experience life at sea and which meets the requests of the most demanding ship owners.

Horizon E88 superyacht ARABELLA II to be presented at the 2012 Cannes Boat Show

August 28, 2012

From September 11 to 16, the Taiwan-based builder Horizon Group will exhibit the Horizon E88 motor yacht Arabella II at the 2012 Cannes International Boat Show in Cannes, France. Arabella II superyacht is a Horizon E88 Skylounge model and boasts an exceptionally large four stateroom and four en-suite head layout, ensuring owners’ as well as guests’ privacy on board.

Horizon E88 motor yacht Arabella II

Horizon E88 motor yacht Arabella II

As the most popular series offered by Horizon, the E series has proven versatile enough to satisfy almost any yachting lifestyle and has expanded through the years to include luxury yachts from 54-94 feet.

Luxury yacht Arabella II

Luxury yacht Arabella II

More recently the Horizon E88 model, which is offered in both an open bridge and skylounge version, has become a favorite – her sleek superstructure, performance-oriented hull and elegant styling attract many clients from around the world.

Arabella II superyacht by Horizon Yachts

Arabella II superyacht by Horizon Yachts

Since her launch at FLIBS 2010, Horizon has delivered four E88 yachts and another three are currently under construction, with completion set for 2013.

Below is a gallery of the beautiful charter yachts by Horizon.

Sanlorenzo to be present at three Luxury Yacht Shows this autumn

August 28, 2012

The prestigious Italian luxury yacht builder Sanlorenzo will attend the major Superyacht Shows, held this autumn. These include the Cannes International Boat Show, the Monaco Yacht Show, as well as the Genoa International Boat Show.

Sanlorenzo in Cannes


Festival de la Plaisance 2012

Running from September 11 to 16, Sanlorenzo will be present at the prominent Cannes International Boat Show, exhibiting along with its exclusive dealer for France and Monte Carlo, Rodriguez Group. The company will showcase SL94 (an example of these series is motor yacht Silvie VI), SL104 (an example of SL104 model is  Indigo superyacht), SD92 (same model is the charter yacht Lady Victoria), SD122 ( luxury yacht Souraya is also SD122 model), as well as 40Alloy 111 yacht.

Sanlorenzo in Monaco


Monaco Yacht Show 2012

The prestigious Monaco Yacht Show will take place in Port Hercules, Monte Carlo, September 19 – 22. Sanlorenzo will exhibit two exceptional models: 40Alloy motor yacht 111 as well as 46Steel superyacht.

Sanlorenzo in Genoa

Genoa International Boat Show 2012

Another top event, this year’s Genoa International Boat Show will also boast Sanlorenzo models: SL72, SL82 (an example is charter yacht Tourbillon), SL94, SL104, SL108 (the newest is motor yacht Regine), SD92 and SD122, along with 40Alloy superyacht 111 and luxury yacht 46Steel. The Show will run from October 6 to 14.

Sunrise Yachts to attend the 2012 Cannes International Boat Show

August 27, 2012

The well known Turkish builder Sunrise Yachts will attend the next Cannes International Boat Show, running from September 11 to 16. The company is currently working on two 63-metre models, including the luxury motor yacht Project 601, as well as the Hull 632 superyacht.

Sunrise Yachts

Project 601
Due to be delivered in 2014, the building of the Sunrise Project 601 megayacht started in 2011. With exterior design by Espen Oeino and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon, the 63m Project 601 comfortably sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 beautiful staterooms. She is run by twin MTU 12V 4000 M63 diesels, reaching a top speed of around 16 knots.

63m luxury yacht Project 601 under construction at Sunrise Yachts

63m luxury yacht Project 601 under construction at Sunrise Yachts

Hull 632
Luxury yacht Hull 632 is another spectacular 63-metre full displacement vessel, currently under construction at Sunrise Yachts. With delivery scheduled for 2014, Hull 632 is also designed by Espen Oeino, with lovely interior by the Bremen-based Focus Yacht Design. Accommodation is divided into 6 magnificent suites for up to 12 guests. There is also space for an impressive 18 professional crew. Powered by twin MTU 12V 4000 M63 diesel engines, this exceptional vessel can achieve a maximum speed of 17 knots.

63m design concept on which the motor yacht Hull 632 by Sunrise is based

63m design concept on which the motor yacht Hull 632 by Sunrise is based

The second motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH delivered by Lee Marine

August 27, 2012

The legendary motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH (raised pilot house) has been delivered to her new owner at Ferretti’s shipyard in Cattollica, Italy by Lee Marine, Phuket‘s top yacht broker. The 27m Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht is the second Ferretti sold by Lee Marine to the same owner.

Luxury motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH in Italy

Luxury motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH in Italy

The luxury yacht Ferretti 881 RPH, which was sold at the PIMEX International Boat Show in Phuket in 2011, is destined for cruising with its American owner to take in the pristine waters of Croatia and Montenegro, the unique history and beauty of Venice and the splendour of the southern Italian coast of the Mediterranean as well as the tropical seas of Asia, including the unsurpassed cruising grounds around Thailand, along the stunning Andaman Coast. The raised pilot house on the upper deck provides magnificent views of her surroundings, making the Ferretti 881 RPH an ideal yacht for cruising in the picturesque waters of these regions.

Lee Marine Managing Director Joshua Lee, who delivered the 27m superyacht Ferretti 881 RPH in Italy and also participated in sea trials in the Mediterranean with the owner, said the Ferretti 881 RPH has been customized to the owner’s wishes, including an adaptation for Asia’s tropical conditions. Lee Marine is the long term Thailand agent of Ferretti yachts.

27m superyacht Ferretti 881 RPH - rear view

27m superyacht Ferretti 881 RPH - rear view

“We are excited and proud to have delivered this second Ferretti yacht to the same owner. Together we have worked very closely on planning every aspect, from negotiating the purchase through to detailed customisation, to meet the owner’s wishes. Purchases like this bring together all of the many years of specialized experience Lee Marine has accumulated delivering the highest level of customer service that only a company of our experience can provide,” Mr Lee said.

Ferretti 881 RPH yachts have a maximum speed of 29 knots and cruising speed of 26 knots, with a range of up to 355 nautical miles, powered by two 2.211 horsepower MTU engines.

Josh Lee in the cockpit of the Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht

Josh Lee in the cockpit of the Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht

In addition to the upper deck containing the pilot house, the Ferretti 881 RPH yacht has several new design solutions that optimize space and brightness. The master cabin has two large, open view windows on both sides and, located in the central part of the hull, faces in the opposite direction to navigation, affording a unique view of the sea.

Motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH - Interior

Motor yacht Ferretti 881 RPH - Interior

Externally a very large fly bridge, with a Spa Pool, bimini top and sofas, makes it an ideal place for sharing with guests. Below, a large garage aft with an hydraulic opening, stores a jet ski. The interior features light tones, such as elm, and soft coloured materials making the salon stand out in terms of size and luminosity.

Designed by Studio Zuccon International Project and the Ferretti Group engineering division, the Ferretti 881 RPH yacht has a generous salon with leather sofas, three cabins that can accommodate six guests in maximum comfort and privacy, each with its own bathroom.

Luxurious cabins aboard Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht

Luxurious cabins aboard Ferretti 881 RPH superyacht

New Ferretti 870 Flybridge Launched
Joshua Lee, in Italy for the hand over and sea trials of Lee Marine’s second Ferretti 881 RPH yacht also reports great interest in the new Ferretti 870 Flybridge yacht, due her world premiere at the Cannes Boat Show from 11-16 September, 2012. The new yacht was launched on 4 June at Marina de Cattolica in Italy. The boat was due to undergo technical checks ready for delivery to a European owner.

The luxury yacht Ferretti 870 Flybridge is 26.5 metres long with a 6 metre beam; she has a maximum speed of 30 knots, cruising speed of 27 knots, is powered by twin 1.9 hp MTU 12 V 2000M94 engines and has a range of 360 nautical miles at cruising speed. The yacht replaces the Ferretti 830, one of the most successful Ferretti boats ever built. It is collaboration between Studio Zuccon International, Advanced Yacht Technology and the Centro Stile.

Feretti 870 superyacht at launch

Feretti 870 superyacht at launch

Commented Ferretti Yachts Brand Manager Alessandro Tirelli: “The Ferretti 870 Flybridge stands out for its great focus on onboard comfort and well being through brilliant, innovative interior design solutions, but also for its outstanding performances, extraordinary onboard noiselessness and the unique privacy it ensures. We are really looking forward to presenting it as an absolute premiere at the September and October boat shows.”

Ferretti Group Successful Share Capital Renewal

Ferretti Group has also confirmed the successful renewal of the share capital of the company through a share capital increase of Є200 million and a reduction in its debt to a sustainable level. The company said in a statement that the restructuring places it in the right condition to fully resume all activities. The company is looking forward to expanding throughout Europe, America and Asia Pacific.

The new 60 Sunreef Power charter yacht EWHALA by Sunreef Yachts launched

August 24, 2012

Following the July launch of the splendid Sunreef 82 superyacht HOUBARA, the prominent Polish builder Sunseeker Yachts is pleased to announce that they have successfully launched their 60 Sunreef Power yacht EWHALA. Launched a week ago and officially presented to the VIP guests during a private cocktail reception at the Hilton hotel in Gdansk’s amazing Old Town, charter yacht EWHALA will soon leave for the South of France to make her World Debut at the upcoming Cannes International Boat Show.

The newly launched 60 Sunreef Power yacht EWHALA by Sunreef Yachts

The newly launched 60 Sunreef Power yacht EWHALA by Sunreef Yachts

Luxury yacht EWHALA has been commissioned by a European owner, and is laid out in a semi-owner version with two double cabins in the forward section, two double cabins in the starboard hull, and one double, one bunk-bed cabin (for the crew) in the port hull. All cabins have private bathrooms and abundant storage. The interior of the main deck features the galley and a dining area, while a mezzanine floor located in the midship comprises internal helm station and lounge, providing access to the forward guest cabins. The spacious sun deck, Sunreef’s speciality and trademark, accessible from the cockpit, houses external helm station, wet bar with barbecue, dining area and a huge sun pad, ideal for outdoor lounging in the sun.

The innovative JMS boat control system by ZF Marine Electronics Group, allowing the boat to be easily maneuvered with a joystick, has been installed aboard EWHALA yacht. It is a very rare feature on large catamaran yachts, and Sunreef is delighted to apply this system on its new power model.

EWHALA yacht - Interior

Charter yacht EWHALA - Interior

The interior design of the EWHALA yacht is modern and minimalist, based on wenge and oak contrast, finished with gray and white upholstery and brushed stainless steel details.

Sunreef Yachts has now two more units of the 60 Sunreef Power under construction, the last contract has been signed just a few days ago at the Sunreef shipyard after the presentation of charter yacht EWHALA in Gdansk, Poland.

Below is a choice of the magnificent charter yachts by Sunreef Yachts.

Superyacht Pershing 82 launched

August 24, 2012

The well known Italian builder Pershing, a brand of Ferretti Group, successfully launched its 25m motor yacht Pershing 82 on August 13. Designed by Fulvio De Simoni, AYT-Advanced Yacht Technology as well as Centro Stile Ferrettigroup, Pershing 82 superyacht is a beautiful, high performance open vessel. She will make her public debut at the next Cannes International Boat Show.

25m superyacht Pershing 82
25m superyacht Pershing 82

Luxury yacht Pershing 82 provides 4 lovely and comfortable cabins. These consist of the master suite amidships, a VIP cabin forward as well as two cabins with twin beds at the bow of the master suite. The master suite features the large open-view windows, providing plenty of light. At the bow, the VIP cabin, with an en-suite, is fitted with an elegant central bed, along with two big lateral wardrobes. The two guest cabins are more traditional, offering two twin beds. Below deck, the galley is separate from the saloon as well as the sleeping area to ensure the maximum privacy.

Superyacht Pershing 82 achieves an amazing maximum speed of 45 knots and a cruising speed of 40 knots, thanks to her twin MTU 16 V M93 diesel engines of 2435 mhp (1792 kW) with Searex SR140S propulsion system and Rolla surface piercing propellers.

Bilgin 160 Classic luxury yacht M&M on the way to Cote d’Azur to attend the 2012 Cannes Boat Show

August 23, 2012

Launched in July 2012, the 49m superyacht M&M is a beautiful, Classic 160 vessel, recently delivered by the Turkish builder Bilgin Yachts. Motor yacht M&M is currently on the way from Istanbul to Cote d’Azur to attend the upcoming Cannes International Boat Show, taking place from September 11 to 16. Subsequently, she will be exhibited at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show from September 19 to 23.

Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M

Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M

49m M&M superyacht

49m M&M superyacht

M&M superyacht - Wheelhouse

M&M superyacht - Wheelhouse

Bilgin motor yacht M&M - Luxurious Interior

Bilgin motor yacht M&M - Luxurious Interior

Superyacht M&M - Galley

Superyacht M&M - Galley

Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M - Dining

Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M - Dining

49m motor yacht M&M - Saloon

49m motor yacht M&M - Saloon

Bilgin 160 Classic M&M superyacht - Master Cabin

Bilgin 160 Classic M&M superyacht - Cabin

Bilgin 160 Classic yacht M&M - Twin Cabin

Bilgin 160 Classic yacht M&M - Twin Cabin

Luxury yacht M&M - Bathroom

Luxury yacht M&M - Bathroom

Additional images of the newly delivered Bilgin Classic 160′ superyacht M&M

August 23, 2012

Recently delivered to her new Owner by the Turkish shipyard Bilgin Yachts, the Gentleman Classic 160′ motor yacht M&M is an exceptional vessel, representing the bygone golden yachting era. Making her world premiere at the next Cannes International Boat Show, the 48,7m M&M superyacht is currently for sale for € 11,500,000.

48,7m luxury motor yacht M&M by Bilgin Yachts

48,7m luxury motor yacht M&M by Bilgin Yachts

Bilgin Classic 160′ luxury yacht M&M accommodates up to 12 guests in comfort and style. She provides 6 beautiful cabins. These comprise a master stateroom, a VIP cabin, a double cabin, along with three twin cabins. There is also space for her 7 professional crew.

M&M superyacht by Bilgin Yachts

M&M superyacht by Bilgin Yachts

48,7m luxury yacht M&M

48,7m luxury yacht M&M

Built to RINA and commercial standards, the 48,7m superyacht M&M is driven by twin MAN 707hp engines, reaching a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. M&M also boasts zero speed stabilizers to provide a more comfortable experience while aboard.

M&M superyacht - Exterior

M&M superyacht - Exterior

Aboard Bilgin motor yacht M&M

Aboard Bilgin motor yacht M&M

Bilgin superyacht M&M

Bilgin superyacht M&M

Bilgin Classic 160' yacht M&M providing the maximum relaxation

Bilgin Classic 160' yacht M&M providing the maximum relaxation

Bilgin Classic 160 yacht M&M

Bilgin Classic 160 yacht M&M