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In pictures: The interiors of luxury charter yacht Cloud 9

September 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 74m/243ft CRN luxury charter yacht CLOUD 9 has received plenty of eyes on her since her launch at the start of the year, and with the approach of the Monaco Yacht Show in late September more details have come to light about her incredible contemporary interiors.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN

Available for charter in the Mediterranean this September, M/Y CLOUD 9 combines the expertise of CRN, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design to create a lavish high performance luxury yacht at the cutting edge of modern technology.

Guest facilities are placed across a five-deck layout that includes an Owner’s deck and an upper deck, and on offer is a beach club with bar area, a spa room with massage facilities, a swimming pool, a helipad and a lift (elevator) for ease of access connecting the floors.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Main salon lounge and bar

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Main salon lounge and bar

Make a marvellous first impression with the beautiful main salon, where pale oak panelling complements the nautical colours of white, navy and gold found in the furnishings and decor. The bar has plenty of selection to serve guests and visitors at dockside events, for which plenty of seating is provided.

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 - Main deck aft lounging area and pool

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 – Main deck aft lounging area and pool

Outside, the main deck aft holds a swimming pool and a lounging spot for leisurely days with family and friends.

Luxury yacht CLOUD 9 - Skylounge detail

Luxury yacht CLOUD 9 – Skylounge detail

There are extensive entertainment spaces on the upper deck, treating guests to an expansive skylounge that takes full advantage of the 13.5m beam, plus an aft formal dining table that seats up to 12 guests in stunning surroundings enhancing any special occasion with a memorable meal.

“Custom luxury yacht CLOUD 9 is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the remainder of the summer season at €875,000-€896,000 per week plus expenses before she heads to the Caribbean for the winter at $875,000-$896,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information on this stunning superyacht and see her up close at the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 27th-30th of September.”

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Upper deck bow seating

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Upper deck bow seating

On the aft deck the stern seating overlooks the swimming pool below and the uninterrupted views make an excellent backdrop to a night of entertaining and conversation. Take the party up a notch at the Portuguese deck and the entertaining area on the bow, which can be set up for karaoke and dancing the night away.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Owner's suite detailing

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Owner’s suite detailing

On the Owner’s deck, the spacious forward Owner’s suite receives extensive views and plenty of sunlight and guests occupying this cabin can easily access the forward outdoor lounge for morning coffee or an evening night cap with complete privacy. To the aft, there is a spacious media room which can also be used as an office and the aft deck is an outdoor cinema for film nights under the stars.

Sundeck Jacuzzi, lounge and teppanyaki bar aboard superyacht CLOUD 9

Sundeck Jacuzzi, lounge and teppanyaki bar aboard superyacht CLOUD 9

The sundeck is designed for outdoor living all day long, with contrasting shaded and sun exposed areas for dining alfresco with meals prepared at the teppanyaki bar, while the generous forward Jacuzzi enjoys sweeping views of your location, as do the adjustable sunbeds to the aft.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and offers guests an incredible variety of water toys, including:

  • 5 x paddleboards
  • 5 x water skis
  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 3 x kneeboards
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x flyboard
  • 1 x wakeskate
  • 1 x wakesurf
  • a waterslide
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable toys

For getting about on land, there are 4 folding bikes. While in transit, the on board gym has everything you and your guests require to wear off excess energy and maintain a fitness regime.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Upper deck VIP stateroom

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Upper deck VIP stateroom

The accommodation sleeps up to 12 charte guests over 8 lavish cabins, including: 1 Owner’s suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 6 double cabins. A professional crew of 22 will provide everything you require for a fantastic cruising experience aboard one of the most eagerly anticipated superyachts to enter the charter market this year.

Custom luxury yacht CLOUD 9 is available for charter in the Mediterranean for the remainder of the summer season at €875,000-€896,000 per week plus expenses before she heads to the Caribbean for the winter at $875,000-$896,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information on this stunning superyacht and see her up close at the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 27th-30th of September.

10 unmissable superyachts launched in 2017 attending the Monaco Yacht Show

August 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

With the end of September comes the end of the summer yacht season, marked by the spectacular Monaco Yacht Show where renowned yacht builders from across the world gather to display their latest and greatest luxury yacht builds.

Preliminary attendance has been announced and among the 125 unique superyachts are some of the most impressive and closely guarded builds of 2017: Both sailing yachts and motor yachts will be present at the Port Hercules event, and these top 10 luxury yachts over 30m/98ft are some of the most anticipated in recent years:

1. Andiamo – Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO - Built by Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO – Built by Baglietto

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO was launched in June and built for a Mexican owner and features the architecture of Margherita Casprini and an interior and exterior from Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Of the 350m² living spaces on board, the sundeck comprises an impressive 140m² with an infinity pool, an alfresco dining area serviced by a barbeque grill and bar, plus plenty of forward sunbathing.

The interiors are styled in lacquered ebony and onyx for a truly opulent environment, within which there is a cinema on the upper deck with two side terraces for spectacular views and increased indoor-outdoor flow.

2. Nerissa – Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA - Built by Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA – Built by Bilgin Yachts

The first hull in the Bilgin 156 series from Bilgin Yachts, superyacht NERISSA has a full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was completed following 23 months of construction. This 48m/156ft tri-deck yacht features the naval architecture of Unique Yacht Design and the interior styling talents of H2 Yacht Design.

Luxury yacht NERISSA does not yet have an owner and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show to the press and to potential buyers.

3. Areti – Lurssen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit - Tom van Oossanen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit – Tom van Oossanen

Known as PROJECT SASHA up until her launch, 85m/280ft luxury yacht ARETI has been one of Lurssen‘s most secretive builds and features an interior and exterior by Winch Design.

Created for entertaining and relaxation throughout the journey, up to 18 guests will be treated to an impressive array of on board amenities that include a plunge pool, hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi pool as well as a spacious beach club with spa facilities for unwinding close to the water.

4. Seven – Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

60m/196ft aluminium Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) was announced in 2014 and launched in August 2017 under the name of SEVEN. Ron Holland designed her naval architecture, while Dante O. Benini & Partners completed her interior and exterior styling.

Following other 60m/196ft luxury yachts SEAHAWK and PERSEUS^3, she is expected to combine the same high performance with Perini Navi quality, efficiency and style. More details on this closely guarded build are expected to be released at the Monaco Yacht Show.

5. Cloud 9 – CRN Shipyard

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

Launched at the start of 2017, CRN superyacht CLOUD 9 soon after joined the charter market in the Mediterranean where she remains open for the remainder of the summer season. Zuccon created her exterior styling while Winch Design created her bright and airy beach house environment.

At 74m/242ft, this beautifully styled motor yacht has ensured that every space is efficiently used to include as many amenities as possible, and charter guests can expect to find a 12m pool on the main deck, spa therapy facilities, a spacious beach club, a helipad and a wealth of the latest water toys to complement her PADI Dive Centre status.

“With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

“To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

6. Cyclone – Tansu

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

The strong naval design that has long been associated with the Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts is unmistakable in its flagship: 43.4m/143ft luxury yacht CYCLONE.

Within her deceptive exterior is a lavish environment that features a 3m tall library created by Diana Yacht Design, while also sleeping 8 guests over 4 cabins.

7. Home – Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht HOME - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht HOME – Built by Heesen

Attracting attention for more than one reason, Heesen Yachts‘s 50m/164ft is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) motor yacht with hybrid propulsion. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto created her sleek exterior profile and interior living spaces respectively, based on contemporary design trends that use a monochrome palette and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise views and naturally lit rooms.

8. Pink Gin VI – Baltic Yachts

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Hailed as the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, sailing yacht PINK GIN VI will be unmissable at the Monaco Yacht Show with her bright fuchsia sail. The 54m/177ft silvery-white hull is a design by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk and Design Unlimited created her indoor living spaces, which play with texture to create eye-catching details. Among her features are two topside opening balconies, providing a greater connection to the sea and the nearby landscapes.

9. Seven Sins – Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SEVEN SINS - Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit - Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht SEVEN SINS – Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit – Guillaume Plisson

The new flagship and first in the 52Steel line of superyachts for Sanlorenzo, 52m/171ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS uses shape and texture within her minimalist design to create a sophisticated environment. One of her most striking features is a glass-bottomed pool that allows light through into the beach club below. In addition, the port and starboard beach club bulwarks fold down to form a large sunning space close to the water – perfect for drying off after trying out the amazing variety of water toys.

Available for charter in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is the perfect platform to showcase her impressive design and features to potential charter guests and future owners of the 52Steel series.

10. Soprano – Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO - Built by Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO – Built by Hakvoort

Combining classic design features with modern design aesthetic, luxury yacht SOPRANO is a traditionally styled superyacht with all the benefits of cutting-edge 21st Century technology. Using mahogany, white lacquer and limestone, this exceptional 38m/126ft motor yacht offers stylish and laid-back interiors while the exterior has plenty of relaxation areas for 8 charter guests.

A PADI Certified Dive Centre, motor yacht SOPRANO offers everyone on board the chance to comprehensively explore a destination, and she is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special mentions

PLVS VLTRA – Amels

ILUMEN and KALLIENTE – Dominator

JUBILEE – Oceanco

AQUARIUSFeadship

AURORA – Rossinavi

DELTA ONE – Mulder Shipyard

ELSEACerri Cantieri Navali (CCN)

ENDEAVOUR IIRossinavi

GTT115Dynamiq

MAJESTY 100 – Majesty Yachts

MANGUSTA 165 E & MANGUSTA OCEANO 42Mangusta Yachts

MCY105Monte Carlo Yachts

NEW FRONTIERS – Damen Yachts

SORCERESSSouthern Wind

VERTIGETankoa Yachts

WHITE DREAM – Princess Yachts Monaco

With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

M/Y Cloud 9 available for charter in the Caribbean this winter season

August 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Book ahead for the winter season and charter luxury yacht CLOUD 9 in the sparkling Caribbean. Built by CRN and launched in 2017, this exceptional new 74m/243ft motor yacht features a pool, spa facilities, an indoor and outdoor cinema and a helipad.

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN

The exterior styling is by Zuccon while Andrew Winch designed her beautiful interiors.

Whether treating your family to an incredible holiday, celebrating a special occasion or partying it up in the vibrant islands, superyacht CLOUD 9 has an exceptional choice of facilities to keep your guests entertained.

The main salon features the characteristic styling of Andrew Winch with bright interiors and vibrant artwork for an uplifting beach club-like atmosphere for comfort and elegance.

There are plenty of dining options available, with the largest alfresco option on the main deck, the formal dining area in the upper deck skylounge and the Portuguese deck forming the perfect place for morning coffee while waking up to the rosy skies and silhouetted isles.

The upper deck skylounge continues the motif of the main salon with pale wooden panelling and furnishings and textured ceilings for a more natural environment, while the owner’s deck has its own outdoor cinema and office that can be used as a media room.

Create the perfect atmosphere for your party up on the sundeck where the forward Jacuzzi enjoys sweeping views of your Caribbean destination before drying off on the sunpads while your dinner is cooked at the teppanyaki bar. Dine alfresco and then take it easy on the sunpads, snoozing in the sun.

There is an excellent selection of water toys aboard this PADI Certified Dive Centre:

  • 5 x paddleboards
  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 3 x kneeboards
  • 2 x Waverunners
  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x flyboard
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • a waterslide
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

The on board accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins and 2 twin cabins convertible to doubles. A professional crew of 22 will provide everything you and your guests require for stellar service in the Caribbean.

Motor yacht CLOUD 9 is available in the Caribbean this winter from $875,000-$896,000 USD per week plus expenses before she moves to the Caribbean for the winter season. Contact CharterWorld and grab her for winter 2017 now.

Summer Season Starts Now: 10 of the Best Superyacht Photos so far

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Summer is here, and the yachting season has started! The coolest superyachts have already arrived in the best ports and marinas of Monaco, St Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Portofino, Capri, Amalfi and Ibiza. Luxury charter yachts are well-prepared to take their guests on a vacation of a lifetime. Here are 10 of the best superyacht summer photos so far.

LIONHEART | Benetti | 90m | 2016 |

Benetti‘s largest yacht to date, Lionheart is a real head-turner. This dramatically beautiful displacement vessel was spotted in Ibiza a few days ago. The sporty exterior profile and curved superstructure make this lady one of the most famous superyachts. Motor yacht Lionheart has a number of outstanding features, such private balconies, enormous living spaces and an impressive speed of 18 knots. Lionheart was built by Benetti’s repeat client, who replaced his 63.50-metre Lionheart (now known as Lioness V), which is now one of the most popular charter yachts.

Superyacht Lionheart in Marina Ibiza. Photo credit marko.dudukovic

Superyacht Lionheart in Marina Ibiza. Photo credit marko.dudukovic

 

CLOUD 9 | CRN | 74m | 2017

Launched in early 2017, superyacht Cloud 9 is a superb luxury vessel built by CRN. She boasts innovative design and outstanding technical aspects. A team of talented designers and engineers, including Zuccon International Project and Andrew Winch, worked on this impressive superyacht. Cloud 9 has a perfect balance between the interior and exterior living spaces, creating light and bright atmosphere onboard and an experience of being close to the sea. Cloud 9 is among the best superyacht newly available for charter. Her onboard accommodation is designed to sleep 12 guests in 6 spacious cabins. Don’t miss an opportunity to charter this beauty. Contact our charter brokers.

Cloud 9. Photo credit Raphael Belly

Cloud 9. Photo credit Raphael Belly

 

SAILING YACHT A | Nobiskrug | 143m | 2016

You have probably already seen tonnes of different pictures of Sailing Yacht A. She is, indeed, the most talked about yacht these days. The fact that she is currently in the Mediterranean makes it appealing for yacht spotters to take greats shot of the vessel. Here is Sailing yacht A’  close-up photo: take a look at this huge fold out terrace, from which you can see a bit of her highly secretive interior design. Sailing Yacht A’s internal images have not been released until now, although the yacht was launched last year.

Sailing yacht A. Photo by alvaroaparicio

Sailing yacht A. Photo by @alvaroaparicio

 

AVIVA | Abeking & Rasmussen | 98M | 2017

The largest ever built by Abeking & Rasmussen, the 98 Aviva is another great superyacht from the 2017 launches. She was designed by Reymond Langdon Design, who penned the yacht’s striking exterior design and head-spinning blue hull. Motor yacht Aviva includes a large number of innovative features. Her curvaceous hull provides excellent seakeeping capabilities combined with 20% in drag. Aviva boasts a hybrid drive system, which allows a speed of 11 knots while running solely on her electric motors. Silence and smooth cruising are some of Aviva’s significant characteristics.

Superyacht Aviva. Photo credit superyachts gibraltar

Superyacht Aviva. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

 

OCTOPUS | Lurssen | 126m | 2003

Built by Lurssen shipyard and launched in 2003, luxury mega yacht OCTOPUS measures an impressive 126 metres and belongs the fleet of the largest and most recognisable superyachts in the world. OCTOPUS superyacht is renowned not only for its ultra-luxurious amenities but also for her involvement in numerous expedition projects, scientific research and rescue operations. One of the research operations in 2015 included the discovery of the WW2 warship, Musashi.

Octopus. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Octopus. Photo credit Julien Hubert

 

DILBAR | Lurssen | 156m | 2016 & ECLIPSE | Blohm & Voss | 162.50 m | 2010

The second largest and the fourth largest superyacht in the world were photographed in Monaco last week. Mega yacht Dubai is currently the largest in the world in terms of gross tonnage. However, Eclipse had lost her title of the largest yacht in terms of length, when Lurssen launched their 180m Azzam in 2013. Nevertheless, Eclipse is a magnificent vessel, with an estimated value of $400 million. As for Dilbar, she won the “Motor Yacht of the Year” award at the World Superyacht Awards held in May 2017 in Italy.

Dilbar and Eclipse in Monaco. Photo by Carol Feith

Dilbar and Eclipse in Monaco. Photo by Carol Feith

 

TITAN | Abeking & Rasmussen | 78.40m | 2010

Superyacht Titan is the third yacht in the 78m series, launched by Abeking & Rasmussen of Germany. Her naval architecture was developed by the yard’s in-house team, while Reymond Langton created her striking exterior styling. This outstanding 78.43-metre motor yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 staterooms, as well as provide accommodation for an excellent and highly professional crew of 19 members. The 2010-launched yacht Titan was built according to Lloyds Register of Shipping and MCA standards.

Motor Yacht Titan in Monte Carlo. Photo via @theyachtguy

Motor Yacht Titan in Monte Carlo. Photo via @theyachtguy

 

YAS | ADM Shipyard | 141m | 2011

The spectacular 141-metre mega yacht Yas was photographed in Port Gibraltar. It’s interesting that Yas looks very different from various angles. You can view more incredible photos here. Mega yacht Yas was built by ADM Shipyards in 2011. Striking exterior of this yacht features smooth curves and lots of glass in the superstructure, which resemble the shape of a dolphin. This floating heaven has a large variety of lavish amenities, including an enormous swimming pool, spa, a helicopter pad and a massive garage with water toys. Yas can accommodate 60 guests and 56 crew members.

Yas. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

Yas. Photo credit @superyachts_gibraltar

 

EXCELLENCE V | Abeking & Rasmussen | 60m | 2012

Superyacht EXCELLENCE V was designed by bespoke Reymond Langton and launched by Abeking Rasmussen in 2012. Luxury motor yacht EXCELLENCE V boasts a stunning exterior profile with elegant lines and measures 60m.  She can accommodate 12 charter guests in 7 beautiful cabins and is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from  EUR€ 595,000 per week plus expenses. The accommodation layout comprises of a large master suite forward on the upper deck, four double and two twin cabins. The master suite and has a private lobby and a king size centre lined bed, 180-degree panoramic views, marble en-suite facilities, separate study and private forward facing balcony complete with ample sun pads and Spa Pool tub. A crew of 15 professionals will make sure charter guests will have a fantastic vacation abroad Excellence V.

Excellence V. photo by @she_is_a_wanderess

Excellence V. Photo by @she_is_a_wanderess

 

AMERICA’S CUPBERMUDA

Not only the Mediterranean region has been celebrating the beginning of the new charter season: Bermuda is currently hosting a great yachting event – the 35th America’s Cup. The 35th Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Match starts on June 17th, 2017 and you still can secure a luxury superyacht for charter to attend the event. Watch the race from the best spots – contact CharterWorld now to make a booking.

America's Cup Village. Photo credit Christopher scholey

America’s Cup Village. Photo credit Christopher Scholey

CRN Superyacht Cloud 9 Delivered and Ready for Charter

May 19, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Italian shipbuilder CRN announced that the alluring 74-metre luxury superyacht Cloud 9 had been delivered. Launched in early 2017, this brand new motor yacht is now ready for charters in the Mediterranean.

CRN delivery Cloud 9

CRN Delivery Cloud 9

She was designed and constructed by the team of the leading designers and engineers. Cloud 9 has naval architecture developed by CRN’s Technical Department, exterior profile drawn up by Studio Zuccon International Project and interior and exterior living areas by Winch Design.

A superb lever of comfort is offered onboard CRN luxury charter yacht cloud 9. There are six lavish cabins for accommodating 12 guests: an owner’s suite and five guest cabins. A professionally trained excellent crew of 22 will take care of everything, while the guests will enjoy the Mediterranean summer vacations.

The key features of this beautiful yacht include a stunning alfresco dining area, a large beach club, a helicopter pad, a “greenhouse” and wine-tasting area.

Cloud 9 offers a selection of brand-new water toys, including a Novurania tender, a mini catamaran, wave runners, a ski boat, kayaks, waterskis and other equipment.

If you would like to find out more about motor yacht Clou 9 or to make a booking, please do not hesitate to contact our charter brokers. Alternatively, you can view 10 brand new superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

Summer 2017: 10 brand new superyachts for charter in the Mediterranean

April 26, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, there have been plenty of new names added to the Mediterranean charter world – and a lot of them brand new builds. The Western Mediterranean is enjoying a surge in popularity and with the summer season well on its way, time is running out to reserve your preferred cruising dates in the Mediterranean.

Whether you are a seasoned Cote d’Azur cruiser or as new to the world of yacht charters as these stunning superyachts, you and your charter guests can select a type of yacht perfectly suited to your holiday destination and activities.

There is still time to book any one of these 10 fantastic new builds – or perhaps you will spot them on your travels.

Here Comes the Sun – Plenty of space, plenty to do

At 83m/272ft, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN from Amels is a presence on the water and is sure to draw looks.

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Built by Amels

Superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Built by Amels

Two designers with a world class reputation worked on her exterior and interior, and they are Tim Heywood and Winch Design respectively. The main salon features pale wooden panelling throughout similar in colour to the rosy paint used on the limited edition hull. Vibrant orange accents draw the eye while matt and sheen textures playfully manipulate light in the environment.

The colour scheme is continued up onto the Owner’s deck where there is over 300m² of interior and exterior space dedicated to lifestyle living with choice lounging areas.

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN - Sundeck concept

Motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN – Sundeck concept

The spa pool on the sundeck receives pride-of place and will easily seat up to 8 guests for a soak in the sun or under the stars, while the large bar and lounging area enhance any celebration.

The impressive variety of water toys and tenders will allow guests to explore every inch of their Mediterranean idyll, from the bays of the Balearic Islands to the shipwrecks of Dubrovnik and Rovinj.

From her glorious 26m² sundeck down to her beach club with bar, luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN represents the best of contemporary innovation and design from the first quarter of 2017.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 10 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 4 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 25

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, cinema, beach club, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €1,200,000-€1,300,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Cloud 9 – Heavenly holidays aboard a glamorous superyacht

CRN Yachts was one of the first shipyards to launch a yacht in 2017 and they set the bar high with 74m/242ft superyacht CLOUD 9. Zuccon worked in conjunction with the CRN engineering team to ensure top of the range performance on board, while Winch Design created five fabulous decks of seamless interior and exterior spaces perfect for a tranquil Mediterranean charter with family and friends.

 

Superyacht CLOUD 9 - Built by CRN Yachts

Superyacht CLOUD 9 – Built by CRN Yachts

The bespoke interior is bright and airy, maximising the light from the vast windows by using pale wooden panelling and matching furnishings throughout. The neutral tone is broken by a splash of teal blue in amongst the furnishings and artwork to create a welcoming and relaxing environment suitable for any time of the day. On the main deck the 12 metre pool will bring everyone together for lazy sunny afternoons as a family.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 4 double cabins and 2 convertible twin cabins.

Crew: 22

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, swimming pool, spa room, sauna, beach club, helipdad, lift (elevator), wi-fi

Price per week: €875,000-€896,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Sarastar – Brooding beauty

Mondo Marine launched striking black 60m/198ft motor yacht SARASTAR in the third quarter of 2016 and she has since become available for charter in the Mediterranean. Designed with entertainment in mind, guests will find masculine exteriors and interiors filled with bold contrasts, sharp angles and clear-cut lines with a minimalist aesthetic.

Luxury yacht SARASTAR - Built by Mondo Marine

Luxury yacht SARASTAR – Built by Mondo Marine

The main salon and dining area form the family hub, where a massive white sofa faces a flatscreen TV for entertainment while in transit. The single large space is filled with light throughout the day from the expansive floor to ceiling windows lining both the both port and starboard sides as well as opening out onto the main deck aft.

Above the formal dining table a shard-like chandelier creates an eye-catching and artistic addition to the dining experience. Up to 12 guests can dine in modern splendour, where the focus is firmly on the guests and the exquisite cuisine.

The bedrooms add some classic charm with delicate tree-top scenes that match the vibrant accent colour of the cabin. In the ensuite bathrooms, marble is used to great effect for invigorating and opulent surroundings that fit in flawlessly with the cabin and deck decor.

Motor yacht SARASTAR - Beach club

Motor yacht SARASTAR – Beach club

Ready for entertaining additional visitors while quayside, the sun deck has a large wetbar able to seat up to 8 guests while additional chairs and sofas areas placed in the sunlight and shade allow guests to spread out for smaller conversations without leaving the main group.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin.

Crew: 11

Facilities: Beach club, helipdad, dancefloor, wi-fi

Price per week: €364,000-€392,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Rhea – Cloud-like poise from a custom ketch

If you are looking to reduce the amount of modern distractions in your life and revel in the romance of sails, then 55m/179ft luxury yacht RHEA (ex.CHRONOS) from ARK Yachts will be your holiday dream.

Luxury schooner RHEA - Built by Ark Yachts

Luxury schooner RHEA – Built by Ark Yachts

Sailing from one fantastic Mediterranean idyll to the next, the outdoor deck space makes a great sunbathing area and the cockpit can seat all guests under a canvas shade for fine dining throughout the day and evening.

Diving equipment, a windsurfer and kayaks are available as part of the water toys selection on board and guests will be able to spend hours of fun in the water before returning to beautifully fitted teak and mahogany cabins to prepare for the next day of adventure.

Sailing yacht RHEA - Cockpit dining

Sailing yacht RHEA – Cockpit dining

Able to accommodate twice as many guests than most motor yachts, sailing yacht RHEA is an ideal choice for corporate event charters and large parties looking to celebrate a special occasion.

Accommodation: 26 guests, 13 cabins: 1 Master suite, 10 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 10

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €52,000-€60,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Seven Sins – Boundless temptation in the Mediterranean

52m/125ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS from Sanlorenzo is one of the newest yachts for charter in the Mediterranean. Mauro Micheli of Oficina Italiana Design created her fluid exterior and interior appearance using contemporary styling for effortless and understated beauty.

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS - Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Motor yacht SEVEN SINS – Photo credit Sanlorenzo

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide panoramic views of your Mediterranean location, whether it be the white-washed homes of Mykonos in Greece or the glittering cityscape of Cannes along the French Riviera.

As functional as she is glamorous, luxury yacht SEVEN SINS is built with a glass-sided pool on the main deck, as well as on board beauty facilities including a spa room with massage facilities, a sauna and a steam room.

The exterior is a perfect balance of shaded and exposed living areas and guests will be spoiled for choice between sun loungers, sunpads and sofas throughout a week-long charter.

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS - Alfresco dining

Luxury yacht SEVEN SINS – Alfresco dining

Whether in motion or at anchor, the beach club receives natural light without the need of an open side due to the broad skylight to make another lounge area that is just as desirable as the other salons.

Accommodation: 12 guests, 6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 3 guest cabins.

Crew: 9

Facilities: Swimming pool, spa room, sauna, steam room, beach club, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €260,000-€275,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

“To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.”

Da Vinci – Speed through the sultry summer days

Island hoppers and those with ambitious itineraries will need a superyacht that can keep up the pace and Mangusta‘s 50m/164 open yacht DA VINCI can do exactly that: Cruising at 25 knots and capable of up to 38 knots, your party could be visiting the villas of Capri one day and shopping in the ancient city of Naples or Salerno the next.

Open yacht DA VINCI - Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Open yacht DA VINCI – Built by Mangusta, part of the Overmarine Group

Immaculately presented and ready to receive guests, luxury yacht DA VINCI has the added benefit of a bar to complement the beautiful contemporary lounging area and dining table.

A toy chest containing Waverunners, paddleboards and kayaks add to the entertainment wherever your party chooses to cruise.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: —

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €225,000-€250,000

Charter grounds: Mediterranean

 

Satori – Mark your special occasion while you sail

Launched in Turkey by the Big Blue Yachting Company, 2017-built sailing yacht SATORI is a stunning 42m/136ft schooner with timeless interiors in a neutral palette suitable for any occasion.

Sailing yacht SATORI - Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Sailing yacht SATORI – Built by Big Blue Yachting Company

Inside, the combined main salon and dining area are divided into smaller seating areas and take advantage of the broad windows for bright interiors ideal for reading and hobbies. In the evenings, a widescreen TV has plenty of entertainment and a fireplace will dry and warm guests who have spent the day snorkelling in the Mediterranean Sea.

On the deck there are a number of places for guests to rest and relax: Sun loungers face the port and starboard sides and there are shaded sunpads to the aft of the outdoor lounging area so that everyone has the opportunity to take in the summer sunshine and watch the changing landscape as you sail on by.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 7

Facilities: Gym, wifi

Price per week: €77,000-€84,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Soprano – The star of the show

Dutch shipbuilder Hakvoort also has an offering for the Mediterranean charter market of 2017 in 38m/125ft luxury yacht SOPRANO, a yacht designed for global bluewater cruising featuring naval architecture and exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and an interior by Felix Buytendijk.

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

2017-built motor yacht Soprano at the Hakvoort Netherlands shipyard. Photo credit: Hakvoort

Superyacht SOPRANO is prepared to take advantage of the best Mediterranean weather: her spacious sundeck is covered with sun loungers and the bar has a great selection of drinks on offer for guests to sip while soaking in the Jacuzzi.

Accommodation: 9 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 7

Facilities: PADI Certified Training Centre, gym, wi-fi

Price per week: €100,000-€110,000

 

Sabbatical – Adventure awaits

29m/96ft open yacht SABBATICAL from Sanlorenzo is the yacht of choice for island-hoppers who want to see as much of the Mediterranean diversity as possible. Whether visiting Sardinia and Corsica, the Balearic Islands or the Dalmatian Coast, charter guests can see it all in style aboard this contemporary yacht that maximises natural illumination through skylights and reflective contemporary surfaces.

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL - Built by Sanlorenzo

Luxury yacht SABBATICAL – Built by Sanlorenzo

The highly polished flybridge is ready for receiving guests, seating up to 10 for alfresco dining and sunny afternoons spent napping on the sun loungers.

Accommodation: 10 guests, 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 convertible twin cabin.

Crew: 4

Facilities: Wi-fi.

Price per week: €70,000

Charter grounds: Western Mediterranean

 

Mowana – Contemporary comfort and style

23m/76ft MOWANA from Sunseeker is a brand new 2017 build heading to the glimmering waters of the Dalmatian Coast this summer. Capable of sleeping 8 guests and cruising with 12 in addition to her maximum speed of 34 knots, she is an ideal choice for smaller charter parties wanting an open yacht to dart from one awe-inspiring dive spot to the next.

2017 build MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

2017 build MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

The refined salon contrasts dark wood against pale furnishings that use subdued detailing from textures and patterns to create a lavish and welcoming environment for the whole family.

Luxury yacht MOWANA - Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

Luxury yacht MOWANA – Salon inside a Sunseeker 75 yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

On the main deck aft guests can dine alfresco or finish off the latest novel in the invigorating Croatian air, while on the foredeck the seating area is perfectly situated for morning coffee while plush sunpads provide a comfortable and convenient place to while away the hours and socialise.

MOWANA - A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

MOWANA – A Sunseeker 75 open yacht. Photo credit: Sunseeker

When guests want an outdoor retreat after mornings spent exploring quaint seaside villages and dazzling underwater caves, the expansive flybridge has enough room for all guests to gather together in outdoor opulence. Absorb the best views on board from the sunpads, or enjoy a delicious meal at the large dining table with a retractable canopy to create the best exterior environment for any time of the day.

Accommodation: 8 guests, 4 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins.

Crew: 2

Facilities: Wi-fi

Price per week: €37,500

Charter grounds: Croatia

To find out more information about the facilities and Mediterranean availability of any of these magnificent cutting-edge superyachts, contact CharterWorld today.

In Build: CRN Unveils the new 62m Superyacht

April 11, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Ferretti’s Group‘s Italian shipbuilder CRN has received much recognition for their recent superyacht projects. This time, the new project has exceeded the expectations and is promised to be another outstanding superyacht in the CRN’s fleet.

CRN 137 62 m rendering

CRN 137 62 m Rendering

Hull number 137 is the official name of the new 62-metre yacht project, which is currently under construction. Designed by CRN’s Ancona-based Technical department in collaboration with Nuvolari Lenard, the new yacht impeccable Italian design and quality.

One of the excellent features of Hull number 137 includes trendy vertical bow to ensure maximum length in the water and increase the speed. Equipped with two MTU 12V4000 M63 engines, this vessel is believed to be able to reach a top speed of 16 knots.

The interior layout was designed to ensure luxury experience onboard is offered at all times. Thus, this superyacht concept included a dedicated owner’s deck, with a large stateroom, alfresco dining area and panoramic lounge. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests. There are five spacious VIP cabins for absolute comfort and relaxation onboard.

At 62 metres LOA and with a beam of 11.50m, CRN Hull number 137 boasts luxurious living spaces spanned over five decks.

Earlier in 2017 CRN launched the magnificent 74m superyacht Cloud 9, which is available for charter in the Mediterranean this fast approaching summer. To find out more about chartering a yacht or to secure a CRN yacht, please contact our charter brokers.

Brand New Superyacht Cloud 9 Joins the World of Yacht Charters

March 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in January 2017, superyacht Cloud 9 is available for charter this summer season in the Mediterranean. This brand new motor yacht was built by the Italian shipyard CRN Yachts. A team of talented designers and architects made sure this luxury 74-metre yacht would feature an ultimate combination of innovative design and engineering.

CRN superyacht Cloud 9

CRN superyacht Cloud 9

CRN’s in-house engineering team, working together with Zuccon International Project were responsible for the technical aspects. Cloud 9 boasts luxury living spaces spanned over 5 decks. Her beautiful interior and exterior spaces were designed by Andrew Winch, whose aim was to create a perfect environment for relaxed and comfortable cruising. Some of the opulent materials used in the interior styling of Cloud 9 include teak, limed oak, leather and mother of pearl.

Superyacht Cloud 9. Photo credit @zuccon_international_project

Superyacht Cloud 9. Photo credit @zuccon_international_project

Some of the key features of superyacht Cloud 9 include Spa with a hair salon and massage room, fully equipped gym, beach club with a bar, main deck pool, Jacuzzi and a Teppanyaki bar on the sun deck.

Luxury accommodation is offered for a total of 12 guests with the following cabin configuration: owner’s deck master suite, a VIP cabin on the upper deck and 6 guests cabins on the main deck.

Oficial launch of superyacht Cloud 9. Photo credit @zuccon_international_project

Oficial launch of superyacht Cloud 9. Photo credit @zuccon_international_project

The highly professional crew of 22 members will ensure that the highest standard services  are delivered at all times.

Cloud 9 is available this summer in the finest locations of the Mediterranean: Croatia, Naples, Sicily, French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia.

For more information as well as images, please contact your preferred charter broker at CharterWorld. Our very experienced brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience, advocacy and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday.

10 Of The Best Luxury SuperYacht Photographers

February 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Ships have captured the public imagination for thousands of years as a symbol of power, elegance and affluence. Passing through history as worthy subjects of artist and poets, capturing the essence of a regatta fleet or the details of the most opulent and innovative mega yacht of recent times is as integral as ever. The yachting industry is filled with talented photographers and filmmakers, and here we highlight 10 prolific names who have shot prestigious yachts and events.

Jeff Brown – Breed Media

Notable superyacht shots: Savannah, Galactica Star, Ann G.

Best known in recent times for photographing the interior and exterior of Feadship’s 2014 superyacht Savannah, Jeff Brown captures the whimsical and abstract elements of modern design while retaining the realism that often disappears in vibrant environments and under dramatic lighting.

Savannah - photo by Jeff Brown

Savannah – photo by Jeff Brown

In 2003 Jeff Brown co-founded Superyacht Media, and his expertise combined with that of his team catapulted the company into a leading position in media content for superyacht-related marketing worldwide. His background in design has awarded him an uncommon perspective when it comes to selecting the focus of his photography and videos, which in turn has resulted in over 100 magazine covers in the last seven years alone and repeat business from builders.

Superyacht Ann G by Heesen Yachts. Photo courtesy Jeff Brown

Superyacht Ann G by Heesen Yachts. Photo courtesy Jeff Brown

Six deck luxury yacht Invictus by Delta Marine from 2013 and Irimari by Sunrise Yachts from 2014 have also prospered from Jeff Brown’s ability to see behind the finished product to pinpoint the detail from the designers, from the colour choice for the en-suite mosaic to the grooves amidst the gloss of the formal dining table.

Red Square. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Red Square. Photo credit Jeff Brown

 

Kurt Arrigo – Kurt Arrigo Photography

Maltese-born Kurt Arrigo is renowned for his superyacht regatta photography, although his diverse portfolio also includes superstars, fashion shoots and underwater photography of various subjects. There is a strong attachment to water in all his works and a nostalgic touch that turns modern events into instant classics. With an eye for the moment, Kurt captures fleeting scenes of celebrations and crowds in motion.

Sailing Yacht Moonbird. Photo courtesy of Kurt Arrigo

Sailing Yacht Moonbird. Photo courtesy of Kurt Arrigo

Contrast is a particularly strong element in the regatta pictures, balancing human fervour against a cool white deck, or the brand new fleet of superyachts sailing past ancient Mediterranean buildings. Kurt Arrigo also photographs the Rolex sponsored events.

Sailing Yachts. Kurt Arrigo Photography

Sailing Yachts. Kurt Arrigo Photography

 

Guillaume Plisson – Guillaume Plisson Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Silver Fast, Cloud 9, and Kismet

It’s likely that if you have browsed through the high-end yachts from shipyards Heesen and Lurssen in recent years, you have come across some of the work of Guillaume Plisson. Superyachts Ester III, Galactica SuperNova and Solandge have all benefitted from Guillaume Plisson’s playful touch with angled overhead shots and subtle lighting against moody skies.

66m super yacht ESTER III - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

66m super yacht ESTER III – Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Using the past as inspiration combined with cutting edge technology, Guillaume Plisson discovers the individual strengths of each design while treating them with the same respect as any vintage yacht. Stylised shots of the hull and up-close realism mark Guillaume Plisson’s work, making it recognisable whether as the cover of a high-end magazine or as one of a score of shots detailing the deck and interior.

Galactica SuperNova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Galactica SuperNova. Photo by Guillaume Plisson

 

Ed Wright – Ed Wright Images

Notable superyacht shots: Maltese Falcon, Auspicious

From his warm and vibrant home in Monaco to the chill white Antarctic landscapes, Ed Wright has travelled the world and brought back with him glimpses of untouched landscapes devoid of human life, save for a fleeting presence of a yacht on the horizon.

Maltese Falcon. Photo by Ed Wright

Maltese Falcon. Photo by Ed Wright

Much closer to home, Ed Wright has captured the spirit of sailing regattas through the Mediterranean and has completed shoots aboard yachts for luxury brands as well as yacht builders and owners. Whether taking wide-angle shots or close-ups of five-star dining delights, Ed Wright has produced consistently high-quality results that have made him an established name in the industry.

 

David Churchill – David Churchill Superyacht Photographer

Notable superyacht shots: Galactica Star, Galactica Super Nova and Athena

An award-winning photographer and co-founder of the Superyacht Creative, David Churchill has long-running experience with big-name builders in the yacht industry, working with Abeking & Rasmussen, Baglietto and Dynamiq to name but a few. He imbues his crisp imagery with a sense as if it were a still from a story in progress and this has contributed to his long-running success.

VICTORIA DEL MAR - Photo by David Churchill

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

Past projects which received much acclaim in the media include Galactica Star and Galactica SuperNova, and his photographs have graced the covers of Yacht Design, Boat International, Architectural Digest and other magazines.

Charter Yacht Victoria Del Mar. Photo by David Churchill

Charter Yacht Victoria Del Mar. Photo by David Churchill

 

 Cory Silken – Cory Silken Photography

With an eye for sailing yachts, Cory Silken has photographed and videoed regattas for sponsors such as Bacardi.

Royal Huisman Pumula Yacht - Cory Silken

Royal Huisman Pumula Yacht – Cory Silken

His most recent work includes the Best Superyacht Challenge Antigua, which took place earlier this month. As well as creating visual marketing material for superyachts for charter, Cory Silken has a public gallery in his hometown of Newport in Rhode Island, where he exhibits and sells his photography.

Wisp superyacht - Exterior - Photo by Cory Silken

Wisp superyacht – Exterior – Photo by Cory Silken

Being close to New England and a quick flight to the Bahamas and Caribbean, he has filled his portfolio with invigorating photographs of favourite tropical locations.

 

Stuart Pearce – Stuart Pearce Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Sailing Yacht Aquijo

Sailing Yacht Aquijo. Photo by Stuart Pearce

Sailing Yacht Aquijo. Photo by Stuart Pearce

There’s more to a yacht than an impressive interior and a spa pool, and on a luxury charter, the crew can easily become the difference between an enjoyable break from the office and a holiday treasured for a lifetime. As well as photographing hulls, decks and interiors for marketing, Stuart Pearce covers the crews of luxury yachts and brings to life their passion and professionalism.

AQuiJo jacuzzi on board - Photo by Stuart Pearce

AQuiJo jacuzzi on board – Photo by Stuart Pearce

 

His experience with lighting and attention to detail brings out the best aspects of each room, and when the viewer’s eye roams away from the main focus, they are sure to discover some mundane element that is anything but when it serves to enhance the scene.

 

Kristina Strobel – Kristina Strobel Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Kismet, St David, Blade (ex.H2ome), Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem by Kristina Strobel

Carpe Diem by Kristina Strobel

Kristina Strobel has over a decade’s worth of experience in fashion, lifestyle and luxury travel, beginning her career working for Macy’s in New York. Her images have been published in international magazines, art books, lifestyle and travel publications and have featured notable yachts including Blade (ex.H2ome), St David and Kismet. In the diverse colour range and bustle of her works is a noticeable, crisp focus which is brought to the fore in her abstract work and used to focus the eye on background objects.

MY-MIRAGE-Exterior- Kristina Strobel

MY MIRAGE Exterior Kristina Strobel

 

Alberto Cocchi – Alberto Cocchi Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Param Jamuna IV, Vellmari’

M/Y Param Jamuna. Photo credit Alberto Cocchi

M/Y Param Jamuna. Photo credit Alberto Cocchi

Featuring on the covers of international luxury lifestyle and yachting magazines, Alberto Cocchi has a wealth of experience in photography with a focus on architecture, fleets, interiors and lifestyle shots. Turning already outstanding design into the captivating, bold colours are highlighted on his images of close-up cuisine to perfectly juxtapose the scope of his wide-angled evening fleet photography.

Luxury Yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi. Photo by Alberto Cocchi

Luxury Yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi. Photo by Alberto Cocchi

 

Alexis Andrews – Alexis Andrews Photography

Notable superyacht shots: Elysian (ex. Elandess), Panthalassa, Lady L

S/Y Panthalassa. Photo credit Alexis Andrews

S/Y Panthalassa. Photo credit Alexis Andrews

Alexis Andrews was born in Greece and studied fashion and advertising photography in Europe before he moved to Antigua in 1986. There he started his carrier of photographer in the yachting industry. Nowadays, Alexis Andrews works all over the globe for yacht designers, shipbuilders, yacht brokers and advertising agencies to deliver the best of the marine photography. His passion for sailing inspired Alexis Andrews to create the St Barts Bucket Race, which one of the most exciting racing events held every year in the Caribbean. His latest project is the Caribbean Documentary film Vanishing Sail.

Motor Yacht Elysian (ex Elandess). Photo credit Alexis Andrews

Motor Yacht Elysian (ex Elandess). Photo credit Alexis Andrews

 

 

Special mention: Marc Paris

Notable superyacht shots: Serene, Hokulani, DB9

Marc Paris photography

Marc Paris photography

Having completed assignments for renowned builders such as ISA, Mondo Marine and Amels, Marc Paris was a well-known photographer within the yachting industry, and before his untimely death in 2012, he had photographed a plethora of luxury yachts, including Lady Moura, Parsifal III and Seawolf. His agency FAB Studios continues to support young photographers looking to gain experience.

Seawolf. Photo by Marc Paris

Seawolf. Photo by Marc Paris

New 74 metre Yacht CLOUD 9 Launched by CRN

January 21, 2017

Written by Mike Smith

The 74 metre superyacht CLOUD 9 has been launched by CRN in Ancona Italy on 21 January 2017. The custom motor yacht’s launch was on schedule and has already received great acclaim both at the launch and in the news.

Yacht CLOUD 9 Launch Video

CLOUD 9 has been awaiting her launch party after being positioned to hit the water a couple of days ago. She is the result of a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. According to CRN the yacht is “a spectacular and powerful combination of engineering expertise and ground-breaking design, CLOUD 9 is a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. CLOUD 9’s clean lines are enhanced by subtle superstructural design details and the elegant aesthetics of all her guest areas, resulting in a superyacht of world-class calibre.”

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Zuccon,” commented Andrew Winch of Winch Design. “I have always admired Mr Zuccon’s exterior designs and to partner with him and CRN for this project has been very exciting. We have previously designed a 60 metre motor yacht for these clients with whom I have a very close friendship which makes this project particularly enjoyable. It is a pleasure to work with them again and I am appreciative of their trust and confidence.”

Alberto Galassi, CRN’s Chairman and CEO of the Ferretti Group, said: “We are really thrilled to have been involved in the construction of this extraordinary yacht which was a new and exciting challenge for CRN. This incredible 74 metre vessel will reinforce CRN’s expertise and varied range in working with a completely new concept to fulfil an owner’s vision. The result is a cutting-edge yacht that perfectly combines state-of-the-art technology, astonishing design and the best CRN features.”

Images of the Yacht:

74m CLOUD 9 at her launch by CRN

74m CLOUD 9 at her launch by CRN

74m superyacht cloud 9 launched by CRN

74m superyacht cloud 9 launched by CRN

Burgess Technical Services were appointed the yacht owner’s representatives on CLOUD 9 and have played a key role from the early stages of the yacht’s design and build.

Key Cloud 9 Specifications Features:

– A beam of 13.50 metres
– five expansive decks plus a sub deck,
– comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests
– has a master suite and five guest cabins,
– additional 34 crew members accommodation plus two staff cabins.
– The boat is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines,
– The engines deliver a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Official PR by CRN:

“A spectacular and powerful combination of engineering expertise and ground-breaking design, CLOUD 9 is a close collaboration between CRN shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Design. Commissioned by an experienced superyacht owner, the vessel will be delivered in April 2017.

The technical aspects of the project were developed by the CRN engineering team working in partnership with exterior designers Zuccon International Project, while Winch Design was appointed to create the exterior guest areas, livery, interior decoration and owner’s supply, resulting in excess of over 1,000sq metres of design elements being created across all decks.

Alberto Galassi, CRN’s Chairman and CEO of the Ferretti Group, said: “We are really thrilled to have been involved in the construction of this extraordinary yacht which was a new and exciting challenge for CRN. This incredible 74 metre vessel will reinforce CRN’s expertise and varied range in working with a completely new concept to fulfil an owner’s vision. The result is a cutting-edge yacht that perfectly combines state-of-the-art technology, astonishing design and the best CRN features.”

“It has been a great pleasure to work with Zuccon,” commented Andrew Winch of Winch Design. “I have always admired Mr Zuccon’s exterior designs and to partner with him and CRN for this project has been very exciting. We have previously designed a 60 metre motor yacht for these clients with whom I have a very close friendship which makes this project particularly enjoyable. It is a pleasure to work with them again and I am appreciative of their trust and confidence.”

The design vision of CLOUD 9 demonstrates an optimised balance between interior and exterior spaces, with impressive volume and a high degree of comfort along with a free flowing layout for a relaxed indoor-outdoor living environment. Distinctive open-air areas such as the private deck forward of the master suite and the large beach club with extended platform at sea level have been conceived to offer maximum scope for alfresco enjoyment. Burgess Technical Services were appointed owner’s representatives on CLOUD 9 and have played a key role from the early stages, beginning with developing and agreeing the technical specification with the owner and CRN, and extending through the build to responsibility for technical review and acceptance, project management, on-site supervision and coordination of consultants (paint, interior installation, AVIT).

The benchmark for quality has been set high on CLOUD 9. “Not only in terms of immediate appearance to her owners and guests,” explains Ed Beckett, Naval Architect with Burgess Technical Services, “but also from the perspective of seakeeping and comfort, the arrangement of engineering systems, the quality of the paintwork and attention to detail throughout whether visible or invisible.”

“The clients’ knowledge, along with that of Captain Colin Boyle’s, has been exceptional throughout the design process,” remarks Andrew Winch. “Burgess brought a wealth of technological capability and understanding, resulting in a yacht that is not only beautifully designed, but also exceptionally well built for purpose.”

CLOUD 9’s clean lines are enhanced by subtle superstructural design details and the elegant aesthetics of all her guest areas, resulting in a superyacht of world-class calibre. With a beam of 13.50 metres and five expansive decks plus a sub deck, the yacht comfortably accommodates up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, VIP suite and six guest cabins, in addition to 22 crew members in 13 cabins plus berths for four staff in two cabins. The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516C 2,000 kW @1600 rpm engines, delivering a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. “