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Explorer superyacht Nordhavn 9614 Launched in China

June 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury explorer yacht Vivierae was launched in China. The yacht was built by Nordhavn and designed by the in-house team inside and out. This is the third unit from the Nordhavn explorer 96 series after the launch of Macguffin two years ago and Laceykay last year. 

Nordhavn 9614 launched in China

Nordhavn 9614 launched in China

Measuring 29.5 metres, the yacht has a beam of 7.32 metres and a draft of 2.49 metres. Explorer Vivierae has a large cockpit forward and a hard top Bimini. Her accommodation is designed for a total of 8 guests in 4 cabins.

Vivierae is equipped with two CAT C18 ACERT engines and has a top speed of 12 knots. At 9.5 knots, this explorer can have a maximum range of 3,000 nm.

Find out more about Nordhavn yachts here.

A very successful inaugural Azimut|Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

December 16, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

On November 17 and 18, the Azimut|Benetti Group hosted a very successful inaugural YachtMaster Asia event, which took place at Kee Club in Hong Kong. The event was composed of two days of workshops for super and mega yacht captains.

Inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Natalie Ye – Marketing Manager Benetti Asia and local organizer of the event said: “After the great success of Yacht Master in Europe and US, last November we were in Hong Kong to welcome the first edition of Yacht Master Asia. The two day event took place – first day at Kee Club the exclusive membership club in the heart of our town for a full day conference. Follows with a fine dining experience at Carbone an Italian restaurant in the famous LKF. The second day, entertaining team building activities have be conducted at the well established Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club where you can find a few fair sized BENETTI lined up. As Benetti we welcome all the superyacht captains, chief engineers, surveyors, owner’s rep to join our events and share the joy with sponsors/partners also yachting media in the Region participating to witness the success.”

Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia hosted by Kee Club in Honk Kong

Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia hosted by Kee Club in Honk Kong

The Yacht Master Asia is part of the all-new “Year-long YachtMaster” project that will keep the community in constant communication by means of workshops and stages regarding relevant professional issues. It includes three major events that aim to extend the presence to global scale, with local meetings in Asia (2015) and US (2016), in addition to European Azimut|Benetti Yacht Master as main one, running from February 3 to 6, 2016.

A very successful inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

A very successful inaugural Azimut Benetti YachtMaster Asia event

Azimut Benetti Group at this year’s Hainan Rendez Vous

December 09, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Azimut Yachts has released the video below, showing the Azimut Benetti Group at this year’s Hainan Rendez Vous, which took place from November 27 to 30. The event represents China‘s top luxury boat show and an absolute must for the prestigious Italian builder of luxury yachts.

Visitors to the Hainan Rendez Vous had a great opportunity to admire the most representative models of the Azimut Yachts collections, including the lovely Azimut 70, as well as the Dragon China version of the Azimut 66, designed exclusively for the Chinese market. Moreover, the event marked the Chinese debut for the highly successful Azimut 80.

More charter yachts built by Azimut.

Luxury Motor Yachts by Ferretti Group on display at Hainan Rendezvous 2015

December 03, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Ferretti Group has shared the photos below, showing their luxury motor yachts on display at the Hainan Rendezvous 2015, which was held on the tropical island of Hainan, in southern China, last month. At the event, the Group exhibited Custom Line 100’, Ferretti Altura 840 “Tai He Ban”, Ferretti Yachts 690, Ferretti Yachts 650 and Ferretti Yachts 530, thanks to the support of its exclusive local dealer Speedo Marine.

Luxury motor yachts by Ferretti Group at the Hainan Rendezvous 2015

Luxury motor yachts by Ferretti Group at the Hainan Rendezvous 2015

For the Group, this year’s Show was also the perfect setting for the China premiere of Custom Line 100’ and Ferretti Yachts 650, both sold and built for their Chinese Owners.

Luxury yachts by Ferretti Group on display at Hainan Rendezvous 2015

Luxury yachts by Ferretti Group on display at Hainan Rendezvous 2015

This month will see the Group also participate in the inaugural SO!HAINAN, running from December 3 to 6, as well as the Hong Kong International Boat Show, opening its doors tomorrow, on December 4, 2015.

Ferretti Group at three main winter boat shows of the Greater China with its finest yachts on display

November 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Ferretti Group completes the winter season of international boat shows by participating in some of the most prominent events in the Greater China region with a selection of its finest yachts on display.

Ferretti 870 Superyacht Tai He Ban

Ferretti 870 Superyacht Tai He Ban

The Group is currently present at the sixth edition of the Hainan Rendez-Vous, running on the tropical island of Hainan, in southern China, until November 30, 2015. At the event, the Group is showcasing Custom Line 100‘ (example is superyacht Morning Star), Ferretti Yachts Altura 840 motor yacht “Tai He Ban”, Ferretti Yachts 690, Ferretti Yachts 650 and Ferretti Yachts 530, thanks to the support of its exclusive local dealer Speedo Marine. For the Ferretti Group, this year’s Show is the perfect set for the China debut of Custom Line 100’ and Ferretti Yachts 650, both sold and built for their Chinese Owners.

The Group, once again in partnership with Speedo Marine and once again on the beautiful Hainan island, will be also present at the first edition of “So!Hainan”, which will take place from December 3 to 6, in the newly opened ClearWaterBay Marina. During the event, the Group will exhibit the Navetta 33 Crescendo yacht from Custom Line brand, together with Altura 840 “Tai He Ban” and Ferretti Yachts 530 from the Ferretti Yachts brand.

From December 4 to 6, the Ferretti Group will also participate in the familiar and traditional Hong Kong International Boat Show at Marina Cove. Some of the Group’s best-sellers will be showcased, including Ferretti Yachts 870 “Tai He Ban”, Navetta 28 superyacht from Custom Line brand, motor yacht Pershing 82 and the Aquariva Super (33’) from the legendary Riva brand.

“These three boat shows are precious opportunities to present in this strategic area of Asia Pacific the Group’s latest works of art created for the sea,” commented Stefano de Vivo, Ferretti Group Chief Commercial Officer. “The three fleets on display are definitely the best examples of outstanding production skills combined with an unrivalled quality of craftsmanship details and guaranteed by the entirely Made-in-Italy processing and production process, that has always distinguished all the Group’s yachts. Most significantly, they put Ferretti Group Asia Pacific’s successful 2015 season to a perfect end.”

Azimut Yachts attending Hainan Rendez Vous – China’s top luxury yacht show

November 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Azimut Yachts is currently present at the 2015 Hainan Rendez Vous, China’s top luxury yacht show, running until Monday, November 30. The prestigious Italian shipyard is showcasing its most representative models, including Azimut 70 yacht and Azimut 80 superyacht, the latter making her Chinese premiere at the show.

Azimut Flybridge 80 superyacht at full speed

Azimut Flybridge 80 superyacht at full speed

At the event, Azimut Yachts boasts a new stand designed by Architect Michele De Lucchi, one of the biggest names in Italian architecture. Moreover, the Azimut-Benetti Group will host an exclusive event at Hainan’s Visun Yacht Club on November 28, in order to celebrate the company’s increasingly established presence in China.

Azimut Yachts features an impressive network of six dealers in Mainland China, coordinated by the company’s headquarters in Shanghai. On December 1 and 2, the Group will be launching its Azimut Yachts Sales & Marketing School in Hong Kong, with technical seminars on the Azimut Yachts models and on the use of marketing tools, with the aim of providing its dealers with comprehensive training so as to offer customers top level sales and assistance services.

More charter yachts built by Azimut.

Luxury Motor Yacht DND 108’ designed by DND Yacht Design for Puccini Yachts

November 25, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht DND 108’ is a striking vessel, beautifully designed by DND Yacht Design for Puccini Yachts. Superyacht DND 108’ belongs to the new series of luxury vessels, currently under development, in line with DND 82’ yacht, unveiled a few months ago.

New Series of Luxury Yachts by DND Yacht Design for Puccini Yachts

New Series of Luxury Yachts by DND Yacht Design for Puccini Yachts

Frederic Bonnet from DND Yacht Design commented: “The Series is being developed to demonstrate that today, China has the ability to hit the market with high-class products, thought and built through our independent mind. We know all the difficulties. Just the simple fact that China is outsider in Yachting, gives reason to these projects to being, and prove our abilities in realizing people’s dreams. We want to draw via this Series, what will be the Icon of Chinese Yachting.”

Luxury Motor Yacht SeaStella 110’ by DND Yacht Design and Yihong Yachts Group

November 25, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

DND Yacht Design has developed the all-new motor yacht SeaStella 110′ with their long term partner Yihong Yachts Group. The moulds from which the hulls of superyacht SeaStella 110’ will be formed have been almost completed, and the vessel’s construction is expected to start soon.

Luxury Motor Yacht SeaStella 110’ by DND Yacht Design and Yihong Yachts Group

Luxury Motor Yacht SeaStella 110’ by DND Yacht Design and Yihong Yachts Group

Luxury yacht SeaStella 100’ is to be built in a relatively short time, while maintaining good quality standard, demonstrating the ability of Yihong Yachts Group to create high-class products. The vessel offers a great opportunity for first-time owners.

Superyacht SeaStella 110’ - aft view

Superyacht SeaStella 110’ – aft view

Frederic Bonnet from DND Yacht Design commented: “This project shows our reactivity by proposing effectiveness and quality. An efficient product showing a wide and easier access to the Yachting World to Chinese new comers. Her customizable platform will be also a major asset to any buyer and will be very competitive in price.”

Aboard luxury yacht SeaStella 110’

Aboard luxury yacht SeaStella 110’

Luxury motor yacht MCY 70 by Monte Carlo Yachts to be showcased at next month’s SO! HAINAN

November 20, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht MCY 70 by Monte Carlo Yachts will be showcased at SO! HAINAN 2015, running in Sanya from December 3 to 6. Beautifully designed by multi-award winning Nuvolari Lenard, MCY 70 yacht boasts fantastic living space and high quality engineering. Two units have already been sold to clients from China and Malaysia.

Luxury motor yacht MCY 70 by Monte Carlo Yachts

Luxury motor yacht MCY 70 by Monte Carlo Yachts

With naval architecture and engineering by the yard’s in-house team, the classic yet innovative luxury yacht MCY 70 boasts unique and naturally elegant interiors, made of precious elements, such as the scratched teak for the flooring, as well as the scratched oak and grey sycamore for the furnishings. She can achieve a thrilling top speed of 32 knots, thanks to her twin powerful MAN V8 1200 diesel engines.

MCY 70 Yacht - Cabin

MCY 70 Yacht – Cabin

More charter yachts built by Monte Carlo Yachts.

Hong Kong International Boat Show 2015 to run next month

November 19, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Organized by Club Marina Cove, the leading boat show organizer in Asia, this year’s Hong Kong International Boat Show, one of the most prestigious boat shows in Southeast Asia, will run at Club Marina Cove from December 4 to 6. The 2015 display will include such beautiful vessels as superyacht Azimut 95’- the largest vessel on show, as well as Ferretti 870 superyacht, to name but a few.

Hong Kong International Boat Show 2014

Hong Kong International Boat Show 2014

As the most established platform in Southeast Asia for the international boating industry, especially for dealers and traders seeking to expand in the booming China market, this year’s 21st edition of the Show will be attended by the world renowned makers and dealers from Italy, France, USA, Britain, Greece, Holland, Sweden, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and China. Moreover, a wide array of water sports equipment and accessories will be showcased at the hardstand booths.

HKIBS 2014

HKIBS 2014

Entry is free and all are welcome. The show opening times will be Friday 2pm- 6pm and Saturday & Sunday      10am- 6pm.