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Special offer: Charter superyacht Jade 959 at a 25% discount for event charters in the Mediterranean

May 23, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

For the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, 52m/169ft luxury yacht JADE 959 is offering a staggering discount of 25% off her weekly Mediterranean charter rate.

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Built by Jade Yachts

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Built by Jade Yachts

Built by Jade Yachts in 2014, her exterior was completed by Espinosa Yacht Design while her interior design was done by Central Yacht.

Motor yacht JADE 959 - Main salon

Motor yacht JADE 959 – Main salon

The large main salon uses pastel shades of blue and yellow for a calm and refreshing space in which to gather and socialise. Plush sofas and armchairs surround a long coffee table ideal for relaxing with reading material or board games while the aft wet bar can serve apéritifs before dinner.

Superyacht JADE 959 - Formal dining

Superyacht JADE 959 – Formal dining

The forward dining table seats up to 12 guests in contemporary fashion with graceful lighting fixtures and detailing. A breakfast room is also available for guests looking for a more informal indoor environment to start the day.

On the upper deck the second salon can be used as a skylounge or a private lounge for the Master suite located on this floor. A large sheltered upper aft deck makes an excellent private balcony area for guests looking for a place to rest while taking in the spectacular Mediterranean views and the action during the packed luxury events charter season.

“Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.”

Luxury yacht JADE 959 - Sundeck

Luxury yacht JADE 959 – Sundeck

The impressive sundeck has an abundance of activities, including an outdoor cinema, karaoke system and sun-drenched Jacuzzi, all of which benefits from the wet bar close at hand and plenty of places to sit and stretch out in the summer warmth.

The tender garage stores an excellent variety of water toys, including:

  • 5 x jet-skis
  • 3 x water-skis
  • 2 x canoes
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 10 sets of scuba diving equipment, and
  • a water walking ball along with other inflatable water toys

While in transit, the on board gym will help guests to maintain their fitness regime and wear off excess energy. After the activity, a professional on board massage therapist will help to ease tired muscles to prepare you for the next day of adventure.

Superyacht JADE 959 - One of two Master cabins on board

Superyacht JADE 959 – One of two Master cabins on board

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests over 6 cabins: 2 Master suites, 2 double cabins and twin cabins. A professional crew of 9 will provide you and your guests with a stellar service during luxury events and throughout your Mediterranean charter.

Motor yacht JADE 959 is available for charter in the Mediterranean throughout the summer from €235,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses, and at a 25% discount for the Cannes Film Festive and Monaco Grand Prix for €185,000 per week plus expenses. Secure your dates before it’s too late and contact CharterWorld today.

Charter stunning superyacht Jade 959 to your Mediterranean event this summer

February 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

52m/170ft luxury yacht JADE 959 from Jade Yachts is available for charter around Mediterranean destinations such as Monaco and Capri this summer. Espinosa Yacht Design and Central Yacht worked on her exterior architecture and design and internal design respectively, producing another unique modern creation amongst the yacht charter market.

Motor Yacht JADE - Built in 2015 by Jade Yachts

Motor Yacht JADE – Built in 2015 by Jade Yachts

The airy main salon and formal dining area is an uplifting environment filled with generously sized armchairs, expansive windows and fixtures and fittings accented in French vanilla to match the striking colour of the hull. An excellent space for informal gatherings day and night, the widescreen TV has plenty to entertain the children while adults socialise at the wet bar to the aft.

Main salon from Central Yachts

Main salon from Central Yachts

All 12 guests can dine in splendour under at formal oval table and admire the sand-like patterning beneath its glossy surface while they wait for the next course from the mouth-watering menu. There is even a spacious breakfast room should guests wake early and find the Mediterranean weather less than clement.

M/Y JADE - Formal dining area

M/Y JADE – Formal dining area

The upper deck features a Master lounge attached to one of two Master suites, and the outdoor deck space is dedicated to relaxation. The sundeck is packed with family-friendly activities including karaoke and a cinema. As the evening wears on, watch the sunset from the Jacuzzi as the city lights of Naples blink on one by one. The nearby bar has plenty to delight guests and a cocktail makes an excellent night cap to round off the evening.

Jacuzzi and sun loungers on JADE 959 sundeck - Exterior by Espinosa Yacht Design

Jacuzzi and sun loungers on JADE 959 sundeck – Exterior by Espinosa Yacht Design

Motor yacht JADE 959 has an impressive number of water toys within her tender garage, including:

  • 5 x jet-skis
  • 3 x water-skis
  • 2 x canoes
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 10 sets of scuba diving equipment, and
  • inflatable water toys, with a water-walking ball amongst the selection.
Master suite aboard luxury yacht JADE 959

Master suite aboard luxury yacht JADE 959

The on board accommodation consists of 2 Master suites (located on the main deck and upper deck), 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins and will comfortably sleep up to 12 guests. The crew of 9 will ensure that you and your guests will have a relaxing and enjoyable charter throughout the exquisite locations of the Balearic Isles and Italian Riviera, and an on board massage therapist will ease tired muscles after an activity-filled day.

Superyacht JADE 959 is available year-round in the Mediterranean from €245,000 per week plus expenses. Book your dates now to avoid disappointment and contact CharterWorld.

Brand new 2016 Horizon RP120 Superyacht to be displayed at 2nd Taiwan International Boat Show

January 12, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Horizon Group will be once again attending the Taiwan International Boat Show, running from March 10 to 13, 2016. During the event, the shipyard will be showcasing the largest vessel on display – the brand new 2016 RP120 superyacht, boasting a sleek exterior profile by JC Espinosa.

NEW Horizon RP120

NEW Horizon RP120

Offering both luxury as well as functionality, the vessel features a low-resistance hull for excellent performance and its generous 26’2” beam ensures amazingly spacious accommodations and living spaces. The elegant and contemporary interiors were created by Horizon, in collaboration with Luca Dini, who chose to utilize Breeze Oak as RP120’s main wood – the light, neutral gray wood brings to mind a modern beach house surrounded by sand and sea, inspiring a feeling of tranquility throughout the yacht.

Rendering of Horizon RP120

Rendering of Horizon RP120

Horizon RP120 from above

Horizon RP120 from above

“Collaborating with JC and Luca, Horizon has developed a superyacht that not only focuses on luxury but also livability,commented Horizon Group CEO John Lu. “The Horizon RP120 will be a true work of art, shaped and sculpted from various masters in their craft.”

Horizon RP120 fly bridge

Horizon RP120 fly bridge

Horizon RP120 aft deck

Horizon RP120 aft deck

The Horizon RP120 features a five en suite stateroom layout and numerous indoor spaces that are suited for entertaining guests either day or night. The main salon is fitted with a custom bar and the formal dining can comfortably host 10 guests, while a fully-equipped galley and large storage area ensure cruising trips will be well-provisioned.  The master stateroom can be found forward on the main deck, and includes a King-sized bed, walk-in closet, as well as a full-beam Master head. Below deck, four guest staterooms are positioned, including two mirrored VIP staterooms and two twin guest staterooms.

Horizon RP120 Main salon

Horizon RP120 Main salon

Horizon RP120 Master Cabin

Horizon RP120 Master Cabin

The exteriors offer multiple areas for lounging, from the boat deck sunbed, sofa and Jacuzzi to the bow dinette and sunpads. While underway, the RP120 can be piloted from a helm on the flybridge or from within the raised pilothouse, which provides a protected spot away from the elements.

More charter yachts built by Horizon Yachts.

Beautiful Charter Yacht JADE 959 in Burma

December 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Taiwan-based builder, Jade Yachts, has just unveiled a great video, showing the beautiful 2014 charter yacht JADE 959 in Burma, a remote part of South East Asia, renowned for its natural wonders, islands, sea life and exoticness. Boasting a striking golden yellow expedition styled hull, this outstanding 52-metre vessel, superbly penned by JC Espinosa, is available for rent in the popular Mediterranean, as well as fabulous Asia.

Created by Central Yachts, the interiors boast a contemporary elegant finish and Fendi furnishings. The luxurious accommodation is divided into 6 magnificently looking cabins. There are two full-beam master cabins, two VIP cabins and two twin cabins, all being spacious, full of natural light and airy.

Externally, the main deck of the eye-catching JADE 959 offers an abundance of seating and relaxing options. The upper deck features a generous exterior lounge and partial shade, while the top deck is fitted with chaise lounges and a lovely Jacuzzi tub. There is also an extended swim platform on the stern, providing effortless access to the wonderful selection of water toys on offer.

Motor Yacht Jade 959

Year:2014   L.O.A.:52m (171')  Beam:9.50m (31'17'') 
Max Speed:16 knots  Cruise Speed:11 knots  Engines:2 x MTU diesels 2682hp 
Cabins: Charter Guest:12  Crew:

More charter yachts built by Jade Yachts.

Lovely Bandido 90 Expedition Yacht LITTLE BLUE by Jade Yachts in Fort Lauderdale

July 21, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

ZipZapPower’ has released a video below, showing the lovely Bandido 90 expedition yacht LITTLE BLUE, while leaving the popular Florida yacht vacation destination – Fort Lauderdale. Built by the Chinese shipyard Jade Yachts, the 26,8-metre superyacht LITTLE BLUE has been entirely designed by Espinosa Yacht Design.

Built to DNV (Det Norske Veritas) classification society rules, luxury motor yacht LITTLE BLUE can sleep up to 8 guests in supreme comfort, providing them with 4 well-appointed cabins. She also carries a crew of 4 members onboard.

More charter yachts with design by Juan Carlos Espinosa can be found here.

Beautiful 52m Superyacht JADE 959 by Jade Yachts

April 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Taiwanese shipyard, Jade Yachts, has kindly provided us with the photos below of the beautiful 51,8m superyacht Jade 959, launched last year. Luxury motor yacht Jade 959 features sophisticated exterior design by Espinosa Yacht Design, while her elegant and stylish interiors are by Central Yacht.

52m superyacht Jade 959 by Jade Yachts

52m superyacht Jade 959 by Jade Yachts

Luxury yacht Jade 959 can easily accommodate up to 12 guests in maximum comfort and style. There are six deluxe cabins, including two master cabins, two double cabins and two twin cabins. Moreover, the vessel boasts an amazing outdoor cinema with karaoke system and abundance of watersports options.

Jade 959 superyacht

Jade 959 superyacht

Luxury motor yacht Jade 959 - aft view

Luxury motor yacht Jade 959 – aft view

Super yacht Jade 959 - Exterior

Super yacht Jade 959 – Exterior

Made of steel and aluminium, the 52-metre super yacht Jade 959 by Jade Yachts can reach a comfortable top speed of 18 knots, thanks to her twin MTU engines. She is intended for unrestricted world cruising up to Ice Class I C or 1D.

Motor yacht Jade 959

Motor yacht Jade 959

Jade 959 Yacht - aft view

Jade 959 Yacht – aft view

Horizon Yachts announces launch of third RP110 motor yacht PARADISE

November 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The prestigious Taiwan-based shipyard, Horizon Yachts, is proud to announce the launch of the third RP110 raised pilothouse motor yacht PARADISE. Due to be delivered to her owner in Australia at the end of this month, the all-new superyacht PARADISE is presently undergoing sea trials.

Third RP110 superyacht Paradise by Horizon Yachts

Third RP110 superyacht Paradise by Horizon Yachts

“The new Horizon RP110 superyacht model has enjoyed global success since being launched last year,” said Horizon CEO John Lu. “Hull one ‘Andrea VI’ was delivered to her second-time Horizon owners in November 2013, and hull two has delivered to an owner in Asia. Hull three ‘PARADISE’ is definitely another notable launch for Horizon, as she is the largest yacht we have sold in Australia.”

Luxury yacht Paradise - front view

Luxury yacht Paradise - front view

Motor yacht Paradise - aft view

Motor yacht Paradise - aft view

With a total LOA of 116-feet, luxury yacht “PARADISE” is tailored to suit her Australian owner, his family and their cruising lifestyle. Her sleek exterior and sweeping style lines are the work of J.C. Espinosa; Horizon and Donald Blount collaborated on her high-performance double chine hull design, which provides shallow draft along with high dynamic stability at high speeds and low resistance at low speeds. Working together with Horizon’s in-house designers, the owners chose South American Walnut in satin finish as their main wood and accents in high-gloss Ebony, providing a nice contrast with the light soft goods and décor found throughout the yacht.

Aboard Paradise Yacht

Aboard Paradise Yacht

Superyacht Paradise - Exterior

Superyacht Paradise - Exterior

Super yacht “PARADISE” features a five-stateroom layout with an on-deck master and four guest staterooms below deck: two mirrored VIP staterooms midship and two twin guest staterooms forward. Crew quarters are completely aft on the lower deck. Accommodating 10 guests and 6 crews, “PARADISE” allows ample room for the large group of family and friends that often cruise with the owners. On the main deck, the main salon is comfortable and spacious with a large L-shaped sofa and love seat, and the adjacent formal dining area accommodates eight to ten guests; a fully equipped galley mid-ship and to port is capable of meeting the demands of entertaining large groups on board.

Paradise superyacht - Wheelhouse

Paradise superyacht - Wheelhouse

Luxury yacht Paradise - Galley

Luxury yacht Paradise - Galley

Paradise Yacht - Dining

Paradise Yacht - Dining

Super yacht Paradise - Saloon

Super yacht Paradise - Saloon

As Australia’s shallower waters can be of concern to larger yachts, Horizon installed the Muir windlass system, which is specifically designed to provide a stable grip and higher-quality anchoring within Australia. Horizon also ensured that the Hi/Lo swim platform on “PARADISE” yacht is light-weight and, per her owner’s request, can extend out to 12 feet 2 inches, with a load capacity of 3300 pounds for a custom tender. The stern garage is designed as a beach club and features a hydraulic garage door that opens to views of the sea; the stern garage can also be accessed independently via a watertight door within the hydraulic garage door. For entertaining on the flybridge, “PARADISE” superyacht can accommodate up to 20 guests at the dinette table, and a second helm for the captain is outfitted forward on starboard side.

Super yacht Paradise - Cabin

Super yacht Paradise - Cabin

Motor yacht Paradise - Cabin

Motor yacht Paradise - Cabin

Paradise Yacht - Bathroom

Paradise Yacht - Bathroom

Horizon Yachts is currently in contract negotiations for the RP110 superyacht hull four. “Our clients around the world have been and continue to be impressed with the RP110, not only for her design and performance but also because she offers immense layout flexibility. We look forward to seeing her success in the superyacht arena continue,” said Lu.

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Horizon.

Launch of new Horizon RP110 motor yacht PARADISE

October 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The all-new Horizon RP110 motor yacht Paradise was launched by Horizon Yachts in Taiwan over the weekend. Superyacht Paradise is currently undergoing her first sea trials with the Western Australia owner aboard.

Horizon RP110 superyacht Paradise at launch - Image credit to Mark Western

Horizon RP110 superyacht Paradise at launch - Image credit to Mark Western and Horizon Motor Yachts Australia and New Zealand

Following her sea trials, luxury yacht Paradise will be shipped to Perth for delivery before Christmas. She will represent the largest Horizon Yacht ever sold into Australia.

Luxury motor yacht Paradise on the water - Image credit to Mark Western

Luxury motor yacht Paradise on the water - Image credit to Mark Western and Horizon Motor Yachts Australia and New Zealand

Horizon RP110 yacht Paradise features naval architecture by Don Blount and the yard’s in-house team. She has been beautifully designed by J.C. Espinosa.

Super yacht Paradise - Image credit to Mark Western

Super yacht Paradise - Image credit to Mark Western and Horizon Motor Yachts Australia and New Zealand

Motor yacht Paradise - Image credit to Mark Western

Motor yacht Paradise - Image credit to Mark Western and Horizon Motor Yachts Australia and New Zealand

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Horizon.

Horizon Yacht USA to showcase Horizon RP110 motor yacht ANDREA VI at 2014 Newport International Boat Show

August 27, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Horizon Yacht USA has proudly announced that they will be showcasing the first Horizon RP110 motor yacht Andrea VI at the 2014 Newport International Boat Show, running from September 11 to 14. Built by Horizon to a design by JC Espinosa in 2013, superyacht Andrea VI will be the largest vessel on display during the event.

Horizon RP110 super yacht Andrea VI

Horizon RP110 super yacht Andrea VI

Horizon RP110 luxury yacht Andrea VI can comfortably sleep her guests in 4 beautiful and elegant staterooms. There is a full-beam master cabin, port and starboard queen guest suites, as well as a VIP cabin in the bow.

RP110 super yacht Andrea VI´s double chine hull design provides excellent sea keeping with stability and enhanced hydrodynamics to minimize drag and improve overall performance.

Below is a gallery for the lovely charter yachts built by Horizon.

Video showing launch of 52m Jade Yacht Project 959 (Hull 170-001, Hull JY109)

May 14, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Taiwan-based builder, Jade Yachts, has released a video showing the launch of the all-new 52m motor yacht Jade 959 (Hull 170-001, Hull JY109). Designed by bespoke JC Espinosa, Jade yacht Project 959 made her premiere at the 2014 Taiwan International Boat Show, which was held last week. Below is a video from the launch of Jade 959, published by Jade Yachts.

Jade Yachts has been formed to construct Super or Mega Yachts to the discerning owners, with over 10 vessels in 10 years. With DNV certified aluminium shop the work on building the aluminium structure matches or exceeds most European aluminium yards.

Jade Yachts is Taiwan’s only steel and aluminium yacht and Asia‘s largest specialized yacht-building company. Their professional woodshop, aluminium shop and mirror finishing coating plant in Taiwan are among the highest technology standard and are certified by the International Association of professional surveyors.