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

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

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

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

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

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

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

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

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

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

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

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

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

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

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

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

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

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

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

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

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

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

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

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

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

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.

CCN announces the sale of a 27m Fuoriserie superyacht to an Italian owner

May 16, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Cerri Cantieri Navali has announced the recent order of a 27m fully customised ‘Fuoriserie’ yacht to an Italian owner and famous fashion designer after the recent sale of 50m ELSEA and K40.

The fully customisable Fuoriserie line from CCN

The fully customisable Fuoriserie line from CCN

The Fuoriserie yacht will feature an aluminium hull and superstructure and will be capable of reaching a top speed of 40 knots due to three water-jet engines.

The completely customised project has both interiors and exteriors drafted by Tommaso Spadolini, taking into account the client’s style preferences, and requested a design that maximised contact with the sea while also ensuring that privacy was rigorously maintained. The master cabin will be located behind the helm station and extend across the entire main deck, with a central skylight for plenty of illumination and a curtained aft cockpit for outdoor lounging and dining in privacy.

“It is a great honour for me to be able to build a yacht that will truly stand out for its great personality and unique features – comments CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati. – CCN is increasingly showing its strong drive for innovation, its flexibility, and its world-class shipbuilding quality through fully-custom projects that are tailor-made to the Clients’ taste and desires. The “Fuoriserie” philosophy is undoubtedly bound to become the distinguishing feature of our shipyard”.

The latest Fuoriserie yacht is expected to be delivered to her owner in the summer of 2018.

Seakeeper installs three M21000 gyros on Italyachts’ 43m Motor Yacht ELSEA

December 09, 2011

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Seakeeper three M21000 gyros were installed on Italyachts’ new 43m motor yacht Elsea, a yacht that is extremely sophisticated with high-performance, which deserves the very best stabilization system.  Half fly, half-hardtop, Elsea superyacht represents the new yacht class – Sportfly.

Italyachts 43m luxury motor yacht ELSEA

Italyachts 43m luxury motor yacht ELSEA

43m super yacht Elsea reaches a cruising speed of 30 knots and top speed of 35 knots. Stabilization while underway is key for such a fast vessel. Whether cruising through the seas or at anchor, Seakeeper’s gyros level the yacht for a smooth ride.

After sea trials in Viareggio, Italy and St. Tropez, France, the gyros achieved greater than 75% resonant roll reduction.

From previous experience, Elsea yacht’s captain, Jonathan Stone, is quite enthusiastic about Seakeeper. “The gyros work well at reducing roll at speed, at anchor and in port in Monaco. The owner is very happy with the result, and we are looking at instal l ing Seakeepers on other vessels he owns.

“They offer better performance than the classic zero-speed fin. For a high-speed yacht it’s crucial not to have obstructions in the water and guests feel more comfortable swimming around the vessel.”

“In contrast to fins, gyros don’t produce a jerky movement, installation is easier, they don’t occupy as much space and are almost plug-and-play. In addition, silence at anchor is a huge factor for me. The gyros themselves are silent,” said Stone. “This is fantastic when guests are on the swim plat form.”

Capt. Stone further explained why gyros are preferred on yachts like Elsea. “Comfort is a top priority, along with the ability of the crew to carry out their duties,” he said. “We were at anchor for several days in Portisco, Sardinia, an area famous for being buzzed by other large craft. The gyros worked so well I was never asked if the stabilizers were on.”

“We received Seakeeper’s full support from design to commissioning,” said Myriam Rel igieux, Rodriguez Group marketing assistant. With only a compact space to work with at about 50″ L x 55″ W x 36″ H, “the three gyros perfectly matched the technical space avai lable on the aft side of the boat.”

Designed for larger yachts, the M21000 draws only 3kW. A forged, high-strength steel f lywheel spins at 4,000 rpm in a near vacuum, generating an impressive 21,000 Newton meter seconds of angular momentum. Spool-up time to stabilization is a quick 30 minutes.

Sun-worshippers enjoy Elsea’s magnificent sundeck and multiple solariums. The main deck features a sun-drenched living/dining room accommodating up to 12 guests. Appealing to connoisseurs, meticulous finishing touches include white leather offset by smooth wengé wood.