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Special offer: Charter M/Y Destiny at a fantastic 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex.ILONA) has an exceptional 25% off charters in the Western Mediterranean for September, and her high-quality 2016 refit and quick speeds of 22-30 knots makes her an ideal choice for visiting multiple destinations within a short time-frame.

Heesen open yacht DESTINY

Heesen open yacht DESTINY

Built by Heesen in 2007, this contemporary superyacht has been maintained to a high standard and has received excellent feedback on her facilities and crew throughout her time on the charter market. Her crisp interiors from Laura Pomponi have a minimalist, art gallery-like quality that makes perfect entertaining spaces for friends, family and special guests.

Motor yacht DESTINY - Formal dining area and salon

Motor yacht DESTINY – Formal dining area and salon

Texture, natural wood and burnished metallics play an important role in controlling the light and creating points of interest in the open plan salon, where the formal dining area enjoys plenty of illumination from the windows and the floor-to-ceiling glass doors towards the aft.

“Motor yacht DESTINY is available for charter with an impressive 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean this September. Charter her from €79,000 per week plus expenses, or from her usual rate of €105,000-€119,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates today.”

Main deck alfresco dining aboard Superyacht DESTINY

Main deck alfresco dining aboard Superyacht DESTINY

Outside, the lounge coffee table folds out to become the alfresco dining table, which is given just as much attention to detail as the interiors to create a romantic setting for a meal as a couple or simply as a place to unwind in ambient seaside surroundings.

Sunpads and Jacuzzi on the upper deck of luxury yacht DESTINY

Sunpads and Jacuzzi on the upper deck of luxury yacht DESTINY

Spend your days on the sundeck and relax in the aft Jacuzzi with the stunning views of the French Riviera in front of you. On the bow, there are plenty of sunpads for drying off before dining alfresco with friends and family and there is even a sun drenched seating area for spending time in quiet seclusion with a good book.

Superyacht DESTINY has an amazing selection of water toys for use by all ages, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x windsurfer

While in transit, the on board gym equipment has everything you and your guests require to wear off excess energy before bed time.

Luxury yacht DESTINY - Master suite

Luxury yacht DESTINY – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suites, 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible cabin for children. The cheerful crew of 5 will ensure that everyone on board has an incredible adventure in the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht DESTINY is available for charter with an impressive 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean this September. Charter her from €79,000 per week plus expenses, or from her usual rate of €105,000-€119,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates today.

Western Mediterranean Charter Yacht DESTINY showcases new interiors by Laura Pomponi

March 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex ILONA) is now available for Western Mediterranean charter throughout the summer season after a comprehensive refit with new interiors by Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects – a long established name in the yacht building industry. Built by Heesen in 2007 and last refitted in 2016, she represents an excellent opportunity to charter a finely crafted superyacht with plenty of fantastic amenities on board.

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

The owner requested an ‘all white’ yacht with a modern minimalist aesthetic to display his artwork, where functionality was foremost. Given a time frame of just over three months, Laura Pomponi took the design from concept to realisation, contacting suppliers and contractors to complete the interiors within the scheduled window.

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY 

The result is a brilliantly bright interior that takes full advantage of the natural light using reflective metallic and glass surfaces. This effect is particularly distinct in the main salon and dining area, where the vibrant artwork and the warm tones of the wooden flooring integrate perfectly into the design. Laura Pomponi adds to the gallery ambience through the ‘waving’ dining table and ‘glowing’ coffee table in three pieces to catch the eye of charter guests.

MY DESTINY - Salon

MY DESTINY – Salon

The salon towards the main deck aft benefits from the floor to ceiling silver foil finish panels and sliding doors, with views stretching far beyond the alfresco dining area on the port, aft and starboard sides. While the children are watching a film on the widescreen TV, which can be hidden away seamlessly when not in use, adult family members can enjoy relaxing in the afternoon sun.

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

There are plenty of dining options throughout luxury yacht DESTINY, and visitors to the sundeck will discover an immaculate environment for alfresco dining. The sun pads and shaded Jacuzzi will see use throughout the day, yet it’s in the evening when the sundeck becomes the most atmospheric: Underfloor lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere and the glow from the Jacuzzi will tempt more than one charter guest on a hot summer night.

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

The choice selection of water toys will entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels and consists of a jet-ski, a windsurfer, a Waverunner and 2 inflatable kayaks.

MY DESTINY - Master suite

MY DESTINY – Master suite

Design details across the accommodation include bespoke wall lights, handmade foil recesses on the ceiling and wallpaper on all of the headboards in each cabin. The accommodation layout will sleep up to 10 guests in 5 cabins: 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 children’s cabin. An experienced crew of 5 will ensure that every guest is well taken care of throughout the journey.

Superyacht DESTINY is available for Western Mediterranean destinations from €105,000-€119,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to book your summer dates and avoid disappointment.

Video: Westship 98 motor yacht DESTINY cruising into Fort Lauderdale, Florida

September 05, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht DESTINY is a beautiful Westship 98 vessel, originally built by Westship Yachts to a design by Jack Sarin in 1988, with last refit in 2010. The 30-metre superyacht DESTINY can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests in 3 magnificent cabins. Below is a video showing DESTINY while moving into Fort Lauderdale, a lovely Florida yacht charter destination, from the Atlantic Ocean. The video has been published by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Latest photos of Fifth Ocean 24 motor yacht DESTINY

August 26, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Measuring 24 meters in length, luxury motor yacht Destiny is a robust steel displacement ocean-going explorer, built by the Ukrainian manufacturer, Fifth Ocean Yachts (FOY). The Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny has been superbly designed by Ginton Naval Architectswith interior design by the yard’s in-house team, in accordance to the Owner wishes. Currently for sale, Destiny will be officially presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014, running in the glamorous French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes from September 9 to 14. She will be berthed at Super Yachts Extension sector, stand SYE016 in the Le Vieux Port. Below are the latest images of the FOY 24 Destiny, released by Fifth Ocean Yachts.

Fifth Ocean 24 super yacht Destiny

Fifth Ocean 24 super yacht Destiny - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Superyacht Destiny from above

Superyacht Destiny from above - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Super yacht Destiny - aft view

Super yacht Destiny - aft view - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury explorer yacht Destiny underway

Luxury explorer yacht Destiny underway - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny

Luxury yacht Destiny - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Destiny Yacht - Decks

Destiny Yacht - Decks - Photo credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts


Videos: Exterior and interior of Fifth Ocean 24 motor yacht DESTINY

August 01, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Fifth Ocean Yachts has recently released two videos showing the exterior and interior of the Fifth Ocean 24 motor yacht Destiny. Superbly designed by Ginton Naval Architects, the all-new 24-metre superyacht Destiny is a robust steel displacement ocean-going explorer, boasting lovely interior design by Erik van Dongen.

Photos from launch of Fifth Ocean Yachts 24 motor yacht DESTINY

June 06, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Ukrainian shipyard, Fifth Ocean Yachts (FOY), has recently released the photos from launch of the FOY 24 motor yacht Destiny. Beautifully penned by Ginton Naval Architects, the 24-metre superyacht Destiny is a robust steel displacement ocean-going explorer, with interior design by Erik van Dongen.

Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny leaving her shed

Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny leaving her shed - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view

Luxury yacht Destiny - side view - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Superyacht Destiny - aft view

Superyacht Destiny - aft view - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Explorer yacht Destiny ready to hit the water

Explorer yacht Destiny ready to hit the water - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Destiny Yacht from above

Destiny Yacht from above - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Luxury yacht Destiny on the water

Luxury yacht Destiny on the water - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

FOY 24 motor yacht Destiny

FOY 24 motor yacht Destiny - Image credit to Fifth Ocean Yachts

Latest renderings of Fifth Ocean 24 Yacht DESTINY designed by Ginton NA

December 31, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The Ukrainian shipyard, Fifth Ocean Yachts, has shared the latest renderings of the Fifth Ocean 24 yacht Destiny on their Facebook page. The beautiful 24-metre motor yacht Destiny features both naval architecture as well as exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects. Her interiors, created by Erik van Dongen from the Dutch company SDSI b.v., offer lovely and elegant accommodation in 4 spacious cabins.

Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Ginton NA

Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny by Fifth Ocean Yachts and Ginton NA

Luxury yacht Destiny - aft view

Luxury yacht Destiny - aft view

Destiny yacht - side view

Destiny yacht - side view

Motor yacht Destiny from above

Motor yacht Destiny from above

Destiny superyacht - aft view

Destiny superyacht - aft view

Luxury yacht Destiny - Dining

Luxury yacht Destiny - Dining

Motor yacht Destiny - Saloon

Motor yacht Destiny - Saloon

Destiny Yacht - Owners Cabin

Destiny Yacht - Owners Cabin

Superyacht Destiny - VIP Cabin

Superyacht Destiny - VIP Cabin

Destiny superyacht - Port Guest Cabin

Destiny superyacht - Port Guest Cabin

Fifth Ocean 24 motor yacht DESTINY by Fifth Ocean Yachts for sale

December 11, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The remarkable pocket size Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny by Fifth Ocean Yachts is currently for sale, following a decision of her Owner to build a new vessel with the Ukrainian shipyard, before taking delivery of the all-new FOY 24 motor yacht Destiny. This decision makes the boat available for a new Owner for the beginning of the summer season 2014.

Fifth Ocean 24 Yacht by Fifth Ocean Yachts

Fifth Ocean 24 Yacht Destiny by Fifth Ocean Yachts

Fifth Ocean 24 superyacht Destiny is a robust 24-metre steel displacement ocean-going explorer, featuring both naval architecture as well as exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects. Her interiors created by Erik van Dongen from Dutch company SDSI b.v. offers lovely and elegant accommodation in 4 spacious cabins. There is a generous owner’s cabin on the lower deck, fitted with a wardrobe, a bathroom and a library cabinet, as well as a VIP cabin with a wardrobe and two guest cabins, each with a personal bathroom. In addition, there are two double crew cabins for a crew of 4 members. The main deck provides a guest bathroom, a spacious saloon, a dining room, as well as a kitchen.

FOY 24 superyacht Destiny - Saloon

FOY 24 superyacht Destiny - Saloon

Luxury yacht Destiny is highly autonomous, with a range of 4100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 7 knots and unrestricted area of cruising. Under such conditions, fuel rate is only around 35 l per hour.

Luxury yacht Destiny - Cabin

Luxury yacht Destiny - Cabin

Technical Specifications of Fifth Ocean 24 Yacht Destiny:

Brand: Fifth Ocean Yachts
Type: Long range explore motor Yacht
Class: CE category A unrestricted issued by Bureau Veritas
Flag: Cook Islands – Commercial Yachts
Name: Destiny
Delivery: April 2014
Price: 3.700.000 euro

LOA 23,90m
LWL 21,60m
Beam 6,65m
Draft 1,80m
Fuel tanks 17.000 l
Displacement full load 140 t
Fresh water tanks 5.300 l
Sewage tanks 4.600 l
Maximum speed app. 11,50 knots
Cruising speed app. 9,50 knots
Main engine 2x Caterpillar C7 205kW (275hp) 2400 rpm
Reduction gear ZF 286‐A ratio 3:1
Generator 2x Caterpillar 50Hz kVa 3phase
Range 4100 nm at 8,5 kn

Newport Charter Yacht Show 2013 Culinary Competition: Grande Class winner becomes Chef Steven Manee of 126ft motor yacht Sea Bear

June 20, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This week saw charter yacht chefs from all over the world work feverishly to demonstrate their skills in the galleys of their respective vessels at the 2013 Newport Charter Yacht Show. The chefs, all with the hopes of claiming the coveted title of champion at the Newport Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition, were divided into two classes: Grande Class, for yachts 100 feet and above, as well as Premier Class for yachts 99 feet and under.

Grande Class winner Chef Steven Manee of the 126 foot charter yacht Sea Bear

Grande Class winner Chef Steven Manee of the 126 foot charter yacht Sea Bear - Photo credit to Billy Black

The event, held June 17 and 18, was part of the show’s four-day congregation of world-class charter yachts and charter industry professionals, including agents, owners, brokers and captains, at the Newport Yachting Center in historic downtown Newport R.I. Also held, for the first time, was a Tablescaping Challenge.

“The competitions add excitement to the Newport Charter Yacht Show, and we had a lot of buzz this year with the newly added Tablescaping Challenge, which gave the opportunity for the interior crew to get involved,” said Winnie DeCoster-Lynch (Newport, R.I.) from The Captain’s Concierge, which has run the Culinary Competition for the Newport Charter Yacht Show since 2008.

DeCoster-Lynch added that the Grande Class showed exceptional skill this year, and “farm to table” took a turn for the glamorous when the four chefs in the class were provided with a mystery basket, consisting of 40 local ingredients (grown and raised by 14 farms within a 50-mile radius of Newport), and instructed to prepare a meal of any cuisine to be served to a panel of judges.

Grande Class' dishes with judging panel in the background

Grande Class' dishes with judging panel in the background - Photo credit to Billy Black

Grande Class winner was Chef Steven Manee of the 126 foot charter yacht Sea Bear.

“This was my first time doing the competition, and I’m in my first year working as a charter yacht chef,” said Chef Manee who worked in restaurants for eight years before making the switch. He dazzled the panel by honoring three elements essential to farm life – dirt, greens and sunshine – and used 30 of the provided ingredients in his dish, including roasted beets, poached lobster, turnips, spinach and mushrooms. “I was very happy to see the farm theme, since I worked at a ‘farm to table’ restaurant before this. When they showed us the list of ingredients we could use I was very happy, because they are all ingredients that I love. It was just a matter of how many I could get on a plate without it being ridiculous.”

Premier Class winner Chef Megan Williamson of the 70 foot sailing yacht Destiny

Premier Class winner Chef Megan Williamson of the 70 foot charter yacht Destiny - Photo credit to Billy Black

Premier Class winner was Chef Megan Williamson of the 70 foot charter yacht Destiny.

Chef Williamson claimed victory for her second consecutive year, this time against two other chefs. All were presented with the task of creating their own version of the New England favorite seafood chowder. When the chowder was ready for taste testing, the chefs invited show attendees onboard their individual yachts to sample. Attendees then entered their favorite chowder into a ballot box to be counted.

“I didn’t have an exact recipe but did the same chowder as last year,” said Chef Williamson, who has been working as a yacht chef for seven years and made a scallop, halibut and lobster cream chowder. “We had a great time this year and last year. Once again, the competition was tough. I tasted all the chowder, and it was all very good, so I’m happy we were still able to win.”

Three of the registered charter yachts participated in the Tablescaping Challenge, where the task was to artistically decorate the dining table on their particular yachts, utilizing the linen, china, tableware and other decorative items that were available onboard. Crew members Joanne Cooper and Holly Anderson led the 139ft charter yacht Capricorn team to a win with their New England-themed dining table.

Joanne Cooper (left) and Holly Anderson (right) of the 139 foot motor vessel Capricorn at the winning Tablescaping Challenge table

Joanne Cooper (left) and Holly Anderson (right) of the 139 foot charter yacht Capricorn at the winning Tablescaping Challenge table - Photo credit to Billy Black

“We wanted to make it as nautical as possible but with a little fun,” said Cooper, who has an extensive background in interior design and production and added that the team made its centerpiece with miniature lighthouses and lobsters instead of going the traditional flower route. Anderson, who is a stewardess onboard Capricorn, added, “Serving and tables are something I’ve been doing for several years. When you have guests chartering for two weeks, eating three meals a day onboard, you want to make sure that there is a new theme every day.”

Sponsor of the Culinary Competition and Tablescaping Challenge was Captain’s Concierge. Local growers who donated ingredients were Newport Lobster Shack, Rhode Island Mushrooms, Farming Turtles, Blue Skys, Allen Farms, Baffoni’s Poultry, Big Train Farm, Chase Farms, Four Towns, Freedom Food, Langwater Farm, Northstar, Schartners Farm and Newport Vineyard.  Judges were George Sass, editor-in-chief of Power & Motoryacht; Jennifer Jones, marketing director at Active Interest Media; and local Chef Bob Bankert of The Mooring Restaurant. Gifts for each of the winners, donated by the show’s Media Partner Active Interest Media and various show venders, were presented in Ella Vickers recycled sail cloth bags.

2012 Newport Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition a Huge Success

June 22, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Running from June 18 to 21, the 30th edition of the Newport Charter Yacht Show saw chefs from eleven of the 27 yachts, exhibited at this popular event, in Wednesday’s Culinary Competition, which was divided into two classes: Grande Class, for yachts 100 feet and above, and Premier Class, for yachts 99 feet and under. Grande Class has been won by Chef Eddj from the 145-foot charter yacht Lady M, while the Premier Class winner has become Chef Megan from the 70-foot sailing yacht Destiny. The four-day show entered a new era in 2012 when Newport Exhibition Group started to both produce and manage it at its Newport Yachting Center facility in downtown Newport.

Chef Jean Paul of the 150-foot motor yacht Encore took third place in the Grande Class with his dish that consisted of poached scallop and egg and steamed mussel. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Chef Jean Paul of the 150-foot motor yacht Encore took third place in the Grande Class with his dish that consisted of poached scallop and egg and steamed mussel. Photo Credit: Billy Black

The morning of the competition, six chefs in the Grande Class were provided with a mystery basket that consisted of 40 local ingredients (grown or raised within a 50-mile radius of Newport, R.I.) and asked to return to their respective galleys to prepare a meal, of any cuisine, to be served to three judges: local Chef Bob Bankert of Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar; local Chef Matt Preble of the Smokehouse; and, from Florida, ShowBoats International Managing Editor Danielle Aragon Cabrera.

Judges of the Grande Class (from left to right): Chef Matt Preble of the Smokehouse, ShowBoats International Managing Editor Danielle Aragon Cabrera and Chef Bob Bankert of Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Judges of the Grande Class (from left to right): Chef Matt Preble of the Smokehouse, ShowBoats International Managing Editor Danielle Aragon Cabrera and Chef Bob Bankert of Mooring Seafood Kitchen and Bar. Photo Credit: Billy Black

“I’ve worked as a chef on yachts for six years, but this is my first time to the Newport Charter Yacht Show,” said Chef Eddj who created the winning shellfish broth with pasta, spinach, ricotta cheese and marinara sauce, which secured him a three-page editorial/photo spread in ShowBoats (a sponsor of the show), a gift certificate to the Newport Restaurant Group and the Newport Wine Cellar and a collectable book from Boat International Media. “The amount of time we had to prepare this dish was about the same amount that we would need if we were serving to our guests onboard. It was great, and the show has been going well and I think it will get better each year.”

Winners in the Premier Class (from left to right): Chef Jade from the 72-foot sail vessel Campai, Chef Michelle from the 88-foot motor vessel Lady Victoria and Chef Megan from the 70-foot sailing yacht Destiny. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Winners in the Premier Class (from left to right): Chef Jade from the 72-foot luxury yacht Campai, Chef Michelle from the 88-foot motor yacht Lady Victoria and Chef Megan from the 70-foot sailing yacht Destiny. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Along with five other chefs in the Premier Class, Chef Megan was served with the task of preparing the quintessential dish of New England – seafood chowder.  When the dishes were complete, show attendees were invited to visit every competing yacht’s galley to taste the creations and vote for the best chowder.

“This is my first time to the show, my first time to New England and my first time making chowder,” said the Texas native who has worked as a chef on boats for six years and made a cream-base chowder with lobster, halibut and scallops, which won her a gift certificate to the Newport Restaurant Group and a collectable book from Boat International Media. “I kind of winged it but got a lot of good advice and did my research. It was really fun and all the chefs on the boats helped each other and did taste tests.”

Grande Class winner from the 145-foot superyacht Lady M was Chef Eddj. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Grande Class winner from the 145-foot superyacht Lady M was Chef Eddj. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Winnie DeCoster-Lynch of The Captain’s Concierge ran the Culinary Competition and ShowBoats International  and Boat International Media sponsored the event. Local growers who donated ingredients included Aquidneck Honey, Rhody Fresh, Bomster Scallop, Narragansett Creamery, Farming Turtles, American Mussel Harvesters, Greenvale Vineyard and Newport Wine Cellars.

Competitor in the Grande Class prepares his dish for judges. Photo Credit: Billy Black

Competitor in the Grande Class prepares his dish for judges. Photo Credit: Billy Black

The overall results of the 2012 Newport Charter Yacht Show Culinary Competition:

Grande Class Results

First Place – Chef Eddj from 145-foot charter yacht Lady M

Second Place – Chef Adrian from 137-foot charter yacht  Syrenka

Third Place – Chef Jean Paul from 150-foot charter yacht Encore

Premier Class Results

First Place – Chef Megan from 70-foot sail vessel Destiny

Second Place – Chef Michelle from 88-foot charter yacht Lady Victoria

Third Place – Chef Jade from 72-foot sail vessel Campai