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

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Results:

Best Shipyard of the Year – Ferretti Group

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

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

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

Best Technology Evolution – Azimut (Azimut S7)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pershing 9x launched and named ‘Najati’

September 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

Fast planing Pershing 9x motor yacht NAJATI

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

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

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

Video credit: Pershing

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

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

Sanlorenzo unveils new crossover yacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 27m/89ft SX88 from Sanlorenzo and Volvo Penta has been unveiled at the Cannes Yachting Festival. Completed over the weekend and presented to the media before her public debut, the SX88 combines the best features and performance of an explorer yacht and a flybridge yacht.

Luxury yacht SX88 - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SX88 – Built by Sanlorenzo

“A shipyard must have courage to make a product like this,” said Massimo Perotti, Sanlorenzo CEO Massimo Perotti. “We wanted to invent a product for people who love boating, who love to be close to the sea — it is a little revolution.”

Officina Italiana Design completed the exterior design which features unique elements, including a reverse angled windshield and an open transom for loading a 4.5m tender and jet ski onto the 30m bathing platform using a davit crane.

The skylounge has extensive 4 metre windows that can be lowered completely, while the windshield shelters the helm position up front. A unique feature of the SX88, there is no wheelhouse and guests can move from the cockpit to the salon. The XS88 is capable of a top speed of 23 knots powered by a Volvo Penta D13-IPS1050 poddrive propulsion system and nine hulls have already been sold ahead of the Cannes Yachting Festival.

Sanlorenzo will be present throughout the Cannes Yachting Festival from the 12th to the 17th and visitors can view the SX88 throughout the event.

5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

Nuvolari-Lenard designed MCY 96 to be unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival

September 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The MCY 96 superyacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard for Monte Carlo Yachts will be on display at three yacht shows this autumn: the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Genoa International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show.

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Fitting between the multi-award-winning 105 and the popular 86 superyachts in terms of scale, Nuvolari-Lenard was challenged with creating a fresh idea for the appearance and layout of the MCY 96. The latest hull is the seventh model from Monte Carlo Yachts and Nuvolari-Lenard collaborations, with the latter producing a cohesive interior and exterior style while the yard worked on her naval architecture and engineering.

Motor yacht MCY 96 - Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Motor yacht MCY 96 – Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

“Through the MCY 96, we sought to identify a common thread that links all of our Monte Carlo Yachts models, so they would be identifiable as a family, regardless of the overt style and technicalities,” said Carlo Nuvolari of Nuvolari-Lenard.

“That common thread was beauty, and the sensation felt by those who see the yachts and cannot forget them. Beauty is found in balanced design and harmony in proportions, not aggressive lines or those that merely suggest speed. Beauty is never restricted by the narrow rules of architecture and design, but it is found in the feelings of those who experience something that we have designed.”

Luxury yacht MCY 96 - Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Luxury yacht MCY 96 – Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Described by Monte Carlo Yachts as “a symbol of the company’s vision and strategy for the future”, the MCY 96 features high bulwarks, and bright interiors from the application of floor-to-ceiling windows, side balconies and skylights to create a greater connection with the outside world.

MCY 96 - Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Future MCY owners have the choice of 6 internal layouts with greater customisation available on request. The Owner’s suite is placed upon the main deck, where there is a spacious main lounge that leads onto the aft deck where guests can watch the changing landscape from the seating on the stern. Alternatively, the bow holds two lounge areas and a generous sunpad for making the most of peaceful sunny days.

MCY 96 - Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Four further guest cabins of equal size are located on the lower deck. Forward of the guest accommodation, there is a crew area which consists of a galley and accommodation for up to 6 crew members.

Superyacht MCY 96 - Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96 – Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

See the MCY superyacht up close when she makes her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival on the 12th-17th of September, after which she will attend the Genoa International Boat Show (21-26 September) then the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September) to end the season.

First 100 Century superyacht Ninitas delivered by Astondoa

August 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

30.5m/100ft superyacht NINITAS, the second hull in the Astonda Century range and the first of its size, has been delivered to her owner.

Astondoa Century 100 - Cruising in Ibiza. Photo courtesy of Astondoa

Astondoa Century 100 – Cruising in Ibiza. Photo courtesy of Astondoa

Her exterior appearance is the creation of the Astondoa yard, while Cristiano Gatto Design was commissioned to create a modern interior design using a beam of almost 7 metres.

With a draft of only 1.8m/6ft, the 100 Century yacht will be able to approach closer to the shoreline of anchorages and beaches.

Capable of sleeping 10 guests in 5 staterooms, with the Master suite located on the forward main deck and the other guest cabins on the lower deck, she is an ideal choice for charters as a family or with friends. Luxury yacht NINITAS cruises at 22 knots and has a top speed of 26 knots for quick travel between close destinations.

Motor yacht NINITAS will make her official debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.

Canados begins construction on first 888 Evo Yacht

August 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Canados has provided more details into the design layout and specifications for the upcoming CANADOS 888 EVO motor yacht, currently being built at the shipyard in Ostia and which will succeed the CANADOS 86 that has seen 46 models produced.

CANADOS 888 EVO - Bow view

CANADOS 888 EVO – Bow view

Constructed with an Aramat/Kevlar hull and superstructure, the completed yacht will have a beam of 6.4m/21ft and a maximum draft of 2m/6.5ft for reaching more sheltered anchorages and approaching closer to the shoreline.

In comparison to the CANADOS 86, the CANADOS 888 EVO has floor-to-ceiling windows, redesigned portholes, a foredeck lounge and an aft-facing cockpit lounging area. Each CANADOS 888 EVO motor yacht will have customisation options for the owner, with a large variety of marble, wood and Poltrona Frau leather available to create a bespoke look.

The CANADOS 888 EVO superyacht concept - Aft and starboard

The CANADOS 888 EVO superyacht concept – Aft and starboard

The first hull contains an interior with Strato Olympico marble with white china lacquer as well as woodwork in American walnut and high-gloss ebony. She is designed to accommodate 8 guests and 3 crew, while her features include a hard top bimini covering the flybridge, a 4m tender garage and a SeaKeeper gyroscopic stabiliser system for greater stability while at anchor.

Twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines will power the 888 EVO yacht series: With a fuel capacity of 9,000 litres, she will be capable of a top speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 28 knots, producing a nautical range of 380 miles.

The CANADOS 888 EVO superyacht will be debuted at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September, along with the first CANADOS 808 MAXIMUS.

Launched Amer superyacht makes history with quad-pod design

August 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

A 33m/110ft Amer superyacht has made history at its launch last week, becoming the first superyacht to be fitted with four IPS pods as her main propulsion to produce a top speed of 30 knots through counter-rotating props.

The Amer Cento quad motor yacht is the first luxury yacht to have quad-pod propulsion installed

The Amer Cento quad motor yacht is the first luxury yacht to have quad-pod propulsion installed

Deigned for a three-time repeat client, the flagship luxury yacht also has a new anti-foul film applied to the hull to reduce necessary maintenance to once every four years.

Amer Cento Quad motor yacht - Salon and formal dining area

Amer Cento Quad motor yacht – Salon and formal dining area

The Amer 110 motor yacht will be on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival running from the 12th-17th of September.

Amer Cento Quad superyacht - Sundeck

Amer Cento Quad superyacht – Sundeck

Explore the Western Mediterranean aboard stunning M/Y Elixir

August 10, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The summer season is in full swing and there are plenty of events still to attend on a luxury charter in the Western Mediterranean, with the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show coming up in September – and 55m/181ft superyacht ELIXIR is the perfect choice to see and do it all.

M/Y ELIXIR - Built by Amels

M/Y ELIXIR – Built by Amels

Built in 2016, this Amels luxury yacht features the exterior styling of Tim Heywood Design and interiors from Laura Sessa, two renowned designers that have created handsome living spaces using Makassar wood accents and comfortable contemporary furnishings. Among the amenities is a cinema in the skylounge as well as a grand piano for live entertainment, plus an expansive beach club and sauna for an opulent treat.

Luxury yacht ELIXIR - Main salon and formal dining area with Makassar wood furnishings

Luxury yacht ELIXIR – Main salon and formal dining area with Makassar wood furnishings

Using matt and glossy textures and a neutral palette, the main salon is a calming modern interior designed for comfort as well as function: The seating is positioned close to the wide windows for the best natural light and views while you and your guests chat over a coffee and make plans for your next destination. In the evening, the lighting will ensure that the activity continues, and the formal dining area that seats up to 10 guests has the same benefits for guests enjoying a sumptuous feast from an expert chef.

Motor yacht ELIXIR - Skylounge cinema setup

Motor yacht ELIXIR – Skylounge cinema setup

The deep sofas of the skylounge are ready for guests to stretch out and recover from a long and satisfying day of exploring the many museums and galleries of the French Riviera. Continue the entertainment with live music from the grand piano after a wonderful alfresco meal on the upper deck aft. Spend the evening under a sparkling sky on the sunpad seating along the stern, and revel in the quiet serenity of your anchorages.

“Charter superyacht ELIXIR from the Western Mediterranean from €275,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your preferred dates now.”

Party the night away on the split-level sundeck, where the upper forward section is home to a number of sun loungers and provides easy access to the impressive spa pool. The outdoor lounging area and alfresco dining spot is serviced by the nearby bar, so that all guests effortlessly receive everything they require for a refreshing time surrounded by the magnificent sights of Mount Vesuvius in Naples or the historic settlements of Toulon or Amalfi.

There is an amazing selection of water toys available on board for all ages and fitness levels, including:

  • 4 x paddleboards
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht ELIXIR - Master suite

Superyacht ELIXIR – Master suite

The accommodation is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins. A professional crew of 13 will ensure that everyone on board has a fantastic holiday among the stunning sights of such destinations as the South of France and the Italian Riviera.

Charter superyacht ELIXIR from the Western Mediterranean from €275,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to reserve your preferred dates now.

ISA Sport 120 M/Y Clorinda delivered

August 10, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

ISA Yachts has announced the delivery of its fourth Sport 120 superyacht: CLORINDA. Following Other Sport 120 superyachts SOIREE and SEALYON, M/Y CLORINDA is the first ISA superyacht since the Ancona yard was acquired in August last year.

Motor yacht CLORINDA at launch last month. Photo credit ISA Yachts

Motor yacht CLORINDA at launch last month. Photo credit ISA Yachts

“CLORINDA has a huge symbolic value for ISA Yachts — a sign of a true rebirth and transition towards a brand new course,” said Palumbo Group CEO Guiseppe Palumbo.

Among her amenities is a circular spa pool located on the sundeck and an alfresco dining area that seats up to 12 guests. She is capable of a top speed of 33 knots and a cruising speed of 27 knots with three MTU 16V 2000 M96 diesel engines.

The accommodation layout sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins, which includes a split-level Owner’s suite, while the crew quarters sleep up to 5.

Motor yacht CLORINDA will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show.