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Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014, April 8 – 9

March 26, 2014

To take place ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 will provide unrivalled insight into the boating as well as superyacht sectors in this all-important region. This year’s 6th edition of the two-day conference will run on April 8 and 9.

APYC

New conference format provides expert discussion and networking opportunities

The Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2014 has evolved with a revamped format that will provide session streams tailored to both the boating and superyacht sectors. Held at the ONE°15 Marina Club just prior to the start of the Singapore Yacht Show, the two day conference will cover a wide range of topics from an expert panel of speakers. The new format has been designed specifically to cater to the different yachting sectors, with focused content and leaders in the field. Complementing the conference line up will be ample networking opportunities with key industry players.

Strong international line up of speakers to provide crucial insight

Opening sessions of the conference will include a presentation from Mark Wightman, Managing Director of New Zealand-based Integrated Marine Group, on the importance of government support in the development of the marine sector. This will be followed by the ‘Examining the economic impact of the yachting industry’ case study paper, presented jointly by YP Loke, Chairman of the Singapore Boating Association, and Andrew Chapman of the Marina Industries Association Australia. Returning once again to the conference as a speaker is Mykolas Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, who will follow his popular 2013 presentation with a talk on ‘Wealth distribution in China’.

Focused discussion points for boating and superyacht streams

After these much anticipated group sessions, delegates will break off into boating and superyacht specific sessions. For the boating industry, topics will include ‘Into Unchartered Waters’, looking at new business initiatives in Asia, and ‘Building Boating from Grassroots’. The superyacht sessions will open with a presentation from Julian Chang, Executive Director of shipyard Raffles Class, on the ‘Reality of China as a market for superyachts’, while panel discussions on topics such as refit and repair in the Asia Pacific will then be led by panelists including Captain Barry de Kock of 67.2m mega yacht Vertigo, which has spent extensive time cruising the Asia Pacific.

On day two, delegates will again split into sector specific streams. For the boating stream, Jamie Boag of High Aspect International will examine the potential impact of sailing and powerboat events. For the superyacht-focused delegates, topics will include a panel discussion on the developments of the expanding charter market in Asia and sustainability in yachting.

After the final networking lunch, delegates will come together for a pair of technical presentations by prominent names in superyachting: Frank Laupman and Perry Van Oossanen, the designer and naval architect from the project, will discuss multi-award-winning motor yacht Galactica Star, the 65m vessel launched by Heesen Yachts last year. Perini Navi’s Burak Akgul will then take the stage to present ice-classed 50m explorer yacht Exuma (on display at the Singapore Yacht Show this year), which was the first of the Italian builder’s collaborations with Philippe Briand under the Vitruvius® Yachts brand.

To conclude the conference, a final panel will come together to discuss the overarching theme of this year’s conference: the way forward and key issues affecting the industry’s development in the Asia Pacific region.

As stakeholders in the Asia Pacific yachting and boating industry, whether based in the region or seeking to increase market share within it, delegates will take away valuable information and contacts from the full two days’ schedule of events. With such a varied and informative programme already confirmed, attendance at the conference is a must. The cost to register as a delegate is just SGD $488+GST for two days of seminars, coffee breaks, lunch and evening functions.

Timelapse video of Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR leaving for America

January 30, 2014

The premier Dutch builder, Heesen Yachts, has recently published a timelapse video of its 65-metre motor yacht Galactica Star on YouTube. The video, made by Galactica Star yacht’s crew, shows the boarding process of this impressive, revolutionary vessel, leaving for America.

Heesen Yachts launch new iPad App featuring GALACTICA STAR Yacht

January 24, 2014

The premier Dutch luxury yacht builder, Heesen Yachts, is thrilled to launch a new iPad App, featuring the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht GALACTICA STAR.

Heesen superyacht Galactica Star iPad App - Photo credits to James Tredray

Heesen superyacht Galactica Star iPad App - Photo credits to James Tredray

Thanks to the newly launched iPad App, you can:
- explore the conception and construction of motor yacht Galactica Star, the largest Heesen to date;
- follow the evolution of her exterior design;
- check out the details of her luxurious interiors;
- discover her sophisticated naval architecture;  and more…

Mega yacht Galactica Star, with a top speed of over 28 knots but using 20 per cent less fuel than conventional yachts represents a true revolution in the superyacht industry. Thanks to her visionary Owner, Heesen had the unique opportunity to build such a technologically innovative vessel.

This App celebrates the creative and ingenious work of all the people who contributed to the creation of luxury yacht Galactica Star.

World Superyacht Awards 2014 Finalists

January 23, 2014

Boat International Media are thrilled to present the World Superyacht Awards 2014 Finalists. The Awards Ceremony will take place in Amsterdam on 3rd May, 2014.

World Superyacht Awards 2013

World Superyacht Awards 2013

World Superyacht Awards 2014 Finalists

MOTOR YACHT AWARDS

Displacement Motor Yacht of 2,000GT and above

Name: Chopi Chopi
Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Naval Architect: CRN Engineering
Exterior Styling: Zuccon International Project
Interior Design: Laura Sessa

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: Feadship
Exterior Styling: Andrew Winch Design
Interior Design: Andrew Winch Design

Feadship superyacht Madame Gu

Feadship superyacht Madame Gu

Name: Quattroelle
Length: 88.00m
Builder: Lurssen Yachts
Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Nuvolari & Lenard
Interior Design: Nuvolari & Lenard

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Name: Solandge
Length: 85.10m
Builder: Lurssen Yachts
Naval Architect: Lurssen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Espen Oeino International
Interior Design: Aileen Rodriguez

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 1,999GT

Name: Axioma – ex Red Square
Length: 73.00m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Naval Architect: Dunya Yachts
Exterior Styling: Sterling Scott
Interior Design: Alberto Pinto

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Name: Invictus
Length: 65.50m
Builder: Delta Marine
Naval Architect: Delta Design Group
Exterior Styling: Delta Design Group
Interior Design: Diane Johnson Design/Johnson, Wen & Mulder Architecture

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Name: Odessa II
Length: 73.15m
Builder: Nobiskrug
Naval Architect: Nobiskrug
Exterior Styling: Focus Yacht Design
Interior Design: H2 Yacht Design

73m motor yacht Odessa II (Project 423) - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

73m motor yacht Odessa II (Project 423) - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

Name: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship
Naval Architect: Feadship
Exterior Styling: Andrew Winch Design
Interior Design: Andrew Winch Design

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Displacement Motor Yacht of 500GT to 1,299GT

Name: Engelberg
Length: 55.00m
Builder: Amels
Naval Architect: Amels
Exterior Styling: Tim Heywood
Interior Design: Enzo Enea/Focus Yacht Design

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Name: Event
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Amels
Naval Architect: Amels
Exterior Styling: Tim Heywood
Interior Design: Laura Sessa

Motor yacht EVENT -  Main

Motor yacht EVENT - Main

Name: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects/Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Omega Architects
Interior Design: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Name: Ileria
Length: 50.40m
Builder: Proteksan Turquoise Yachts
Naval Architect: Proteksan Turquoise Yachts
Exterior Styling: Proteksan Turquoise Yachts
Interior Design: J.G. Verges Design

NB56 motor yacht Ileria on the water

NB56 motor yacht Ileria by Proteksan Turquoise

Name: I-Nova
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Naval Architect: Cosmo Explorer/Vripack
Exterior Styling: Cristiano Gatto Design
Interior Design: Cristiano Gatto Design

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit: AB Photodesign

Name: J’Ade
Length: 58.20m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Naval Architect: CRN Engineering
Exterior Styling: Zuccon International Project
Interior Design: Zuccon International Project/CRN Interior & Design Dept.

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Naval Architect: Azimut-Benetti
Exterior Styling: Central Yacht
Interior Design: Central Yacht/BAMO

Superyacht Lady Candy

Superyacht Lady Candy

Name: Ocean Paradise
Length: 55.00m
Builder: Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architect: Benetti Technical Department
Exterior Styling: Benetti Technical Department
Interior Design: Benetti Technical Department

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

Displacement Motor Yacht of below 500GT

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Reymond Langton Design
Interior Design: Reymond Langton Design

Apostrophe Yacht by Hakvoort

Apostrophe Yacht by Hakvoort

Name: Aurora
Length: 36.75m
Builder: Pacific Asian Enterprises
Naval Architect: Jeff Leishman
Exterior Styling: Jeff Leishman
Interior Design: Destry Darr Designs

Superyacht Aurora

Superyacht Aurora

Name: Aziza
Length: 41.00m
Builder: ISA Yachts
Naval Architect: ISA Yachts
Exterior Styling: Andrea Vallicelli
Interior Design: ISA Yachts

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

Name: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Naval Architect: Rene van der Velden Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Rene van der Velden Yacht Design
Interior Design: CaryAli Designs/Redman Whiteley Dixon

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Name: Codecasa 42 Vintage

Length: 42.50m
Builder: Codecasa
Naval Architect: Codecasa
Exterior Styling: Codecasa/Della Role
Interior Design: Codecasa/Della Role

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Name: FF1
Length: 36.90m
Builder: Azimut Benetti S.p.A
Naval Architect: Stefano Righini
Exterior Styling: Stefano Righini
Interior Design: Benetti Technical Department

Superyacht FF1

Superyacht FF1

Name: Heliad II
Length: 33.50m
Builder: Lynx Yachts
Naval Architect: Diana Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Diana Yacht Design
Interior Design: Weber Yacht Design

Superyacht Heliad II designed by Diana Yacht Design

Superyacht Heliad II designed by Diana Yacht Design

Name: Pride
Length: 44.80m
Builder: Viudes Yachts
Naval Architect: Isonaval
Exterior Styling: Viudes Yachts
Interior Design: Viudes Yachts

Superyacht PRIDE -  Main

Superyacht PRIDE - Main

Name: Safira
Length: 39.30m
Builder: Newcastle Marine/Tyneside Yachts
Naval Architect: Murray & Associates
Exterior Styling: Sparkman & Stephens
Interior Design: Michael David & Associates

39m Expedition yacht Safira - Sparkman and Stephens

39m Expedition yacht Safira - Sparkman and Stephens

Name: Sofia
Length: 41.78m
Builder: Moonen Shipyards
Naval Architect: Rene van der Velden Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Rene van der Velden Yacht Design
Interior Design: Art-Line Interior design

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

Semi-displacement or Planing Two-Deck Motor Yacht (includes Raised Pilot House designs)

Name: Finish Line
Length: 36.70m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Naval Architect: Trinity Yachts
Exterior Styling: Yacht Next/Joanne Lockhart
Interior Design: Yacht Next/Joanne Lockhart

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058) - Profile

Name: Le Must
Length: 33.00m
Builder: Gulf Craft Majesty Yachts
Naval Architect: Gulf Craft
Exterior Styling: Gulf Craft
Interior Design: Gulf Craft

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Name: Lyon’s Pride
Length: 34.00m
Builder: Westport Shipyards
Naval Architect: Jack Sarin
Exterior Styling: Westport Shipyards/Taylor Olson
Interior Design: Westport Shipyards

Westport 112 - sistership to Lyons Pride yacht

Westport 112 - sistership to Lyons Pride yacht

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Naval Architect: Baglietto
Exterior Styling: F. Paszkowski/A. Mancini
Interior Design: Monokini

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

Name: Sea Fire
Length: 40.65m
Builder: Fipa GroupAB Yachts
Naval Architect: Fipa Group – AB Yachts
Exterior Styling: Fipa Group – AB Yachts
Interior Design: Fipa Group – AB Yachts

Motor yacht AB 140 by Fipa Group at launch

Motor yacht Sea Fire (AB 140) by Fipa Group at launch

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Three Deck Motor Yachts from 30m to 44.9m LOA

Name: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: AdmiralThe Italian Sea Group
Naval Architect: Admiral – The Italian Sea Group
Exterior Styling: Luca Dini Design / Admiral The Italian Sea Group
Interior Design: Admiral Centro Stile

Cacos V Yacht

Cacos V Yacht

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo
Naval Architect: Hydro Tec
Exterior Styling: Palumbo/Hydro Tec
Interior Design: Hot Lab Yacht & Design/Palumbo Shipyards

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht

Name: Nameless
Length: 40.97m
Builder: Mondo Marine
Naval Architect: Mondo Marine Engineering
Exterior Styling: Cor D. Rover
Interior Design: Luca Dini Design

NAMELESS yacht profile

NAMELESS yacht profile

Name: Quaranta
Length: 33.70m
Builder: Curvelle-Logos Marine
Naval Architect: Incat Crowther Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Mauro Giamboi
Interior Design: Alex Isaac

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Name: Sea Raider V
Length: 40.05m
Builder: Sunseeker International
Naval Architect: Sunseeker International
Exterior Styling: Sunseeker International
Interior Design: Sunseeker International

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht

Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Three Deck Motor Yachts from 45m LOA and upwards

Name: Crazy Me
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Naval Architect: Van Oossanen Naval Architects/Heesen Yachts
Exterior Styling: Gary Grant Design
Interior Design: Cristiano Gatto Design Team

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Name: Framura 3
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Naval Architect: Andrea Bacigalupo
Exterior Styling: Andrea Bacigalupo
Interior Design: Anna and Franco Della Role

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Name: Panthera
Length: 47.00m
Builder: Benetti Shipyard
Naval Architect: Benetti Technical Department
Exterior Styling: Benetti Technical Department
Interior Design: Benetti Technical Department

Luxury yacht Panthera at full speed

Luxury yacht Panthera at full speed

Name: Param Jamuna IV
Length: 48.31m
Builder: Rossinavi
Naval Architect: Arrabito Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Team 4 Design by Enrico Gobbi
Interior Design: Team 4 Design by Enrico Gobbi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Project 12
Length: 46.57m
Builder: Cantieri di Pisa
Naval Architect: Giuseppe Arrabito
Exterior Styling: Carlo Galeazzi
Interior Design: Mark Berryman

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa - Photo credit to Roberto Malfatti

Name: Vellmari
Length: 48.00m
Builder: Rossinavi
Naval Architect: Arrabito Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Team 4 Design by Enrico Gobbi
Interior Design: Team 4 Design by Enrico Gobbi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46.00m
Builder: Vicem
Naval Architect: Mulder Design
Exterior Styling: Mulder Design
Interior Design: Art-Line Interior Design

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range

Name: Chronos
Length: 48.00m
Builder: Art Yachts
Naval Architect: Sadik Ozum
Exterior Styling: Ark Yachts
Interior Design: Ark Yachts

SY CHRONOS -  Main

SY CHRONOS - Main

Name: Ganesha
Length: 46m
Builder: Vitters Shipyard
Naval Architect: Dubois Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Dubois Yacht Design
Interior Design: Newcruise

46m Vitters superyacht Ganesha (Hull 3067)

46m Vitters superyacht Ganesha (Hull 3067)

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Naval Architect: Dykstra Naval Architects
Exterior Styling: Ken Freivokh Design
Interior Design: Ken Freivokh Design

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

Name: Nativa
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
Naval Architect: Bill Tripp
Exterior Styling: Bill Tripp and Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.
Interior Design: Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Naval Architect: Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland
Exterior Styling: Perini Navi
Interior Design: Christian Liagre

Luxury sailing yacht Seahawk

Luxury sailing yacht Seahawk

Sailing Yacht in 30m to 40m size range

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Naval Architect: Farr Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Nauta Yacht Design
Interior Design: Nauta Yacht Design

Luxury yacht Hevea

Luxury yacht Hevea

Name: Inoui
Length: 33.44m
Builder: Vitters Shipyard
Naval Architect: Philippe Briand Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Philippe Briand Yacht Design
Interior Design: Andrew Winch Design

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Luxury yacht Inoui - side view - Photo by Carlo Baroncini

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Naval Architect: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Exterior Styling: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior Design: Adam Lay Studio

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Name: Lunar
Length: 35.30m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Naval Architect: Conrad Shipyard/Vripack Yacht Studio
Exterior Styling: Strawinski
Interior Design: Newcruise Yacht Projects/Frank Neubelt/Conrad Shipyard

Luxury yacht Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Naval Architect: Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland
Exterior Styling: Perini Navi
Interior Design: Perini Navi

40m Perini Navi superyacht State of Grace (hull C.2180)

40m Perini Navi superyacht State of Grace (hull C.2180)

Name: Twilight
Length: 38.14m
Builder: RMK Marine/Oyster Yachts
Naval Architect: Dubois NA
Exterior Styling: Dubois NA/Oyster Yachts
Interior Design: Oyster Design Team

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT -  Main

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT - Main

Refitted / Rebuilt Yacht

Name: Auspicious
Length: 50.80m
Builder: Mondo Marine
Refit Yard: Mondo Marine
Naval Architect: N/A
Exterior Styling: N/A
Interior Design: Eidsgaard Design

Motor Yacht Auspicious (ex Streamline)

Motor Yacht Auspicious (ex Streamline)

Name: Dream
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen
Refit Yard: Jones under supervision of Dynamic Yacht Management
Naval Architect: Jamie Benoit-Murray and Associates
Exterior Styling: Jamie Benoit-Murray and Associates
Interior Design: Bannenberg and Rowell Design

MY DREAM -  Main

MY DREAM - Main

Name: Enigma XK
Length: 72.00m
Builder: Richards Shipbuilders
Refit Yard: Atlantic Refit Center
Naval Architect: Macfarlane Yacht Design
Exterior Styling: Vitruvius Yachts
Interior Design: Vitruvius Yachts

Name: G5
Length: 36.89m
Builder: Sunseeker International
Refit Yard: Fort Lauderdale Marine Center
Naval Architect: Murray & Associates
Exterior Styling: Loguer Design
Interior Design: Loguer Design

Name: Keyla
Length: 45.30m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Refit Yard: RMK Marine
Naval Architect: RMK Engineering Department
Exterior Styling: Hot Lab Yacht & Design + RMK Marine
Interior Design: Hot Lab Yacht & Design

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Name: Perle Blue
Length: 38.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Refit Yard: Vectorworks Marine
Naval Architect: Ing. Navales Associados Baleares
Exterior Styling: Vectorworks Engineering
Interior Design: Ari Loar

PERLE BLEUE

PERLE BLEUE Yacht

Name: The Big Blue
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Troy Marine
Refit Yard: Derecktors Shipyard
Naval Architect: Murray & Associates
Exterior Styling: Luiz de Basto
Interior Design: Luiz de Basto

The Big Blue Yacht

The Big Blue Yacht

Name: This Is Us
Length: 41.83m
Builder: Holland Jachtbouw
Refit Yard: Holland Jachtbouw
Naval Architect: N/A
Exterior Styling: N/A
Interior Design: Holland Jachtbouw/Owner

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

VOYAGER’S AWARD

Nominations for the Voyager’s Award close on 10 February, 2014.

Luxury Yachts nominated for the 2014 World Superyacht Awards

December 30, 2013

Below is a list of exceptional luxury yachts nominated for The 2014 World Superyacht Awards, organised by the BoatInternational Media. The Awards will be held in Amsterdam on 3rd May, 2014.

MOTOR YACHTS

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M

Motor Yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - a Palumbo Superyacht

Motor Yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - a Palumbo Superyacht

Param Jamuna IV

Motor Yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027) - a Rossinavi Superyacht

Motor Yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027) - a Rossinavi Superyacht

Vellmari

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Vellmari superyacht by Rossinavi - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Apostrophe

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

Axioma – Ex Red Square

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

MegaYacht Red Square - Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Ileria

NB56 motor yacht Ileria on the water

NB56 motor yacht Ileria on the water

Monokini

Baglietto superyacht Monokini

Baglietto superyacht Monokini

Le Must (Majesty 105)

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Majesty 105 superyacht Le Must

Pride

Superyacht PRIDE -  Main

Superyacht PRIDE - Main

Solandge

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Newly launched 85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Chopi Chopi

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

J’ade

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

Luxury motor yacht J'Ade by CRN

FB263 – MY Ocean Paradise

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

Luxury yacht Ocean Paradise

FB502 – MY Panthera

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

47m superyacht Panthera (FB502) by Benetti

Sea Owl

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

62m Feadship superyacht Sea Owl - Photo credit to Kees Torn

Madame Gu

Feadship launch superyacht Madame Gu

Feadship launch superyacht Madame Gu

Aziza

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

Luxury superyacht Aziza by ISA

INVICTUS by Delta Marine

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Cacos V

Cacos V Yacht

Cacos V Yacht

Nameless

NAMELESS yacht profile

NAMELESS yacht profile

Quattroelle

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury mega yacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Sea Raider V

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht

A Sunseeker 40m Yacht - Same model as Sea Raider V superyacht

Event

Motor yacht EVENT -  Main

Motor yacht EVENT - Main

Erossea

115 'M Ocean' Superyacht by Arcadia Yachts - sistership to EROSSEA

115 'M Ocean' Superyacht by Arcadia Yachts - sistership to EROSSEA

Engelberg

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Amels LE180 superyacht Engelberg

Galactica Star

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

MY FF1

Superyacht FF1 by Benetti

Superyacht FF1 by Benetti

Crazy Me

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

50m superyacht Crazy Me by Heesen - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Project 12

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Project 12 yacht by Cantieri di Pisa

Sea Fire

Motor yacht Seafire - AB 140 by Fipa Group at launch

Motor yacht Seafire - AB 140 by Fipa Group at launch

Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

42m Moonen motor yacht Sofia

Vulcan 46m

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Vicem Vulcan 46m superyacht Le Caprice V

Finish Line

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058)

Trinity Yachts superyacht FINISH LINE (Hull T-058)

Lady Candy

Superyacht Lady Candy on the water

Superyacht Lady Candy on the water

Codecasa 42-Vintage Series Hull F75

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F 75 by Codecasa Shipyards

Framura 3

Codecasa 50s superyacht Framura 3 (hull C 120) by Codecasa Shipyards.

Codecasa 50s superyacht Framura 3 (hull C 120) by Codecasa Shipyards

Odessa II

73m motor yacht Project 423 - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

73m motor yacht Project 423 - Exterior by Focus Yacht Design

Heliad II

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Agora

Horizon RP105 Yacht AGORA

Horizon RP105 Yacht AGORA

CaryAli

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m explorer yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Andrea VI

superyacht Andrea VI by Horizon

superyacht Andrea VI by Horizon

Tango 5

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5

Horizon EP115 expedition yacht Tango 5

I-Nova

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Lyons Pride

Westport 112 yacht - sistership to Lyon's Pride yacht

Westport 112 yacht - sistership to Lyon's Pride yacht

Quaranta

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Curvelle QUARANTA superyacht - profile.jpeg

Aurora

N120 superyacht Aurora by Nordhavn

N120 superyacht Aurora by Nordhavn

Safira

39m Expedition yacht - Sparkam and Stephens

39m Expedition yacht - Sparkam and Stephens

SAILING YACHTS

Inukshuk

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Hevea

Luxury yacht Hevea

Luxury yacht Hevea

Inoui

Vitters 33m luxury sailing yacht INOUI

Vitters 33m luxury sailing yacht INOUI

Twilight

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT -  Main

Sail Yacht TWILIGHT - Main

Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Nativa

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

Seahawk

Perini superyacht Seahawk

Perini superyacht Seahawk

State of Grace

Perini Navi 40m State of Grace yacht

Perini Navi 40m State of Grace yacht

Ganesha

Ganesha - Sailing 2

Ganesha - Sailing 2

Chronos

SY CHRONOS -  Main

SY CHRONOS - Main

Mikhail S. Vorontsov

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov - side view

Mega yacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov - side view

REFITTED AND REBUILT YACHTS

Keyla

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

45m superyacht Keyla refitted by RMK Marine and Hot Lab

Dream

Ocean Dream -  Main

Ocean Dream - Main

Auspicious (now Motor Yacht Lisa IV)

Leopard 46 LISA IV -  Main.

Leopard 46 LISA IV - Main.

G5

Enigma XK

Perle Bleue

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

PERLE BLEUE superyacht

The Big Blue

The Big Blue yacht

The Big Blue yacht

This is Us

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

Luxury sailing yacht THIS IS US (ex Skylge)

VOYAGER’S AWARD

Exuma

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

Super Yacht Exuma photo courtesy of Perini Navi

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Finalists

December 13, 2013

After reviewing the amazing number of nominations received, Boat International Media is thrilled to announce the 2014 ShowBoats Design Awards Finalists. The prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 will be hosted by the fabulous Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria, on Monday, February 24, following the first day of the Superyacht Design Symposium.

Showboats

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014

Now in its fifth edition, the ShowBoats Design Awards brings the specialist design skills of the superyacht industry’s most talented teams into the spotlight. Honouring the craftsmen and innovators responsible for the most exceptional new superyacht designs on the water, the coveted golden Neptune awards have quickly become a symbol of pride and distinction for yacht design professionals.

ShowBoats Design Awards 2014 Finalists

Interior Design Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Name: Alchemist Too

Length: 38.00m

Builder: Sanlorenzo

Interior: Sanlorenzo

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m

Length: 40.00m

Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.

Interior: HOT LAB: yacht & design

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Interior

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Interior

Name: Finish Line
Length: 36.60m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Interior: Joanne Lockhart – Yacht Next

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Interior: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Vellmari
Length: 48.00m
Builder: Rossinavi
Interior: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Luxury yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi - Interior - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Luxury yacht Vellmari by Rossinavi - Interior - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Crazy Me
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Interior: Cristiano Gatto Design Team

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46.00m
Builder: Vicem
Interior: Studio Art-Line

Vulcan Yacht - Interior

Vulcan Yacht - Interior

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts of 30m to 59.99m

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Interior: Reymond Langton Design

Superyacht Apostrophe - Interior

Superyacht Apostrophe - Interior

Name: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Interior: CaryAli Design

Name: I-Nova
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Interior: Cristiano Gatto Design

Superyacht I-Nova - Interior Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Superyacht I-Nova - Interior Photo credit to AB Photodesign

Name: J’Ade
Length: 58.20m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Interior: Zuccon International Project / CRN Interior & Design Dept.

J'ade yacht by CRN - Interior

J'ade yacht by CRN - Interior

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Interior: Central Yacht – BAMO

Name: Ocean Paradise
Length: 55.00m
Builder: Azimut -Benetti – Benetti Shipyard
Interior: Benetti Technical Department

Ocean Paradise yacht - Interior

Ocean Paradise yacht - Interior

Name: Sofia
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Moonen Shipyards
Interior: Art-Line Interior design

Moonen YN194 superyacht Sofia - Interior - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Moonen YN194 superyacht Sofia - Interior - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Interior Design Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m+

Name: Chopi Chopi
Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Interior: Laura Sessa

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Interior - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI - Interior - Photo by Maurizio Paradisi

Name: Invictus
Length: 65.50m
Builder: Delta Marine
Interior: Diane Johnson Design / Johnson, Wen & Mulder Architecture

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Quattroelle
Length: 88.00m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Interior: Nuvolari & Lenard

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Interior - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Luxury yacht Quattroelle - Interior - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Name: Axioma – Ex Red Square
Length: 73.00m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Interior: Alberto Pinto

Name: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Interior: Bannenberg & Rowell Design

Superyacht Galactica Star - Interior

Superyacht Galactica Star - Interior

Interior Design Award – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42 m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Interior: Nauta Yacht Design

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Interior: Adam Lay Studio

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK - Interior

Baltic Yachts INUKSHUK - Interior

Name: Lunar
Length: 35.30m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Interior: Conrad Shipyard

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Interior: Ken Freivokh Design

Name: Nativa
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
Interior: Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.

Luxury yacht Nativa - Interior

Luxury yacht Nativa - Interior

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Interior: Christian Liagre

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Interior: Perini Navi

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Semi-displacement Motor Yachts

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
Exterior: Hydro Tec

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Name: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: AdmiralThe Italian Sea Group
Exterior: Luca Dini Design / Admiral – The Italian Sea Group

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Impero 40 superyacht Cacos V by Admiral Tecnomar

Name: Finish Line
Length: 36.60m
Builder: Trinity Yachts
Exterior: Yacht Next / Trinity Yachts

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Luxury motor yacht FINISH LINE - Underway

Name: Framura 3
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Andrea Bacigalupo

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Framura 3 Yacht at full speed

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Exterior: F. Paszkowski

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

44m superyacht Monokini by Baglietto

Name: Param Jamuna IV
Length: 48.31m
Builder: Rossinavi
Exterior: Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Luxury superyacht Param Jamuna IV - Copyright- Alberto Cocchi

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46m
Builder: Vicem
Exterior: Mulder Design

46m motor yacht Vulcan by Vicem Yachts

46m motor yacht Vulcan by Vicem Yachts

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 30m to 59.99m

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Exterior: Reymond Langton Design

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

40m Hakvoort superyacht Apostrophe (YN247)

Name: CaryAli
Length: 39.16m
Builder: Alloy Yachts
Exterior: Rene Van Der Velden

39m expedition yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

39m expedition yacht CaryAli by Alloy Yachts

Name: Codecasa 42
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Codecasa / Della Role

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F75

Codecasa 42 Vintage superyacht Hull F75

Name: I-Nova
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Cosmo Explorer
Exterior: Cristiano Gatto Design

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Cosmo 50 Explorer Yacht I-Nova - Photo credit AB Photodesign

Name: J’Ade
Length: 58.20m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
Exterior: Zuccon International Project

Luxury motor yacht J'ade by CRN

Luxury motor yacht J'ade by CRN

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Exterior: Central Yacht

Superyacht Lady Candy

Superyacht Lady Candy

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Displacement Motor Yachts 60m +

Name: Galactica Star
Length: 65.00m
Builder: Heesen Yachts
Exterior: Omega Architects

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

Name: Event
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Amels
Exterior: Tim Heywood

Motor yacht EVENT -  Main

Motor yacht EVENT - Main

Name: Invictus
Length: 65.50m
Builder: Delta Marine
Exterior: Delta Design Group

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

66m Delta luxury super yacht INVICTUS

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design

Feadship superyacht MADAME GU

Feadship superyacht MADAME GU

Name: Quattroelle
Length: 88.00m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior: Nuvolari & Lenard

88m Lurssen superyacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

88m Lurssen superyacht Quattroelle - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Name: Axioma – Ex Red Square
Length: 73.00m
Builder: Dunya Yachts
Exterior: Sterling Scott

Dunya Yachts MegaYacht Red Square Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Dunya Yachts MegaYacht Red Square Profile Image courtesy of Dunya Yachts

Name: Solandge
Length: 85.10m
Builder: Lürssen Yachts
Exterior: Espen Oeino International

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

85m Lurssen mega yacht Solandge (Project Niki) - Photo by Klaus Jordan

Exterior Design and Styling Award – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
Exterior: Nauta Yacht Design

Sailing yacht Hevea

Sailing yacht Hevea

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Exterior: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Baltic 107 Super Yacht INUKSHUK

Name: Lunar
Length: 35.30m
Builder: Conrad Shipyard
Exterior: Newcruise Yacht Projects & Design / Frank Neubelt

Luxury yacht Lunar

Luxury yacht Lunar

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Exterior: Ken Freivokh Design

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

63.5m superyacht Mikhail S. Vorontsov by Dream Ship Victory

Name: Nativa
Length: 50.00m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
Exterior: Bill Tripp and Arzana’ Navi Design Dept.

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

48m superyacht Nativa by Arzana Navi under sail

Name: Nomad IV
Length: 30.48m
Builder: Maxi Dolphin
Exterior: Finot-Conq

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

FC100 Yacht Nomade IV

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi

Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk

Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi

40m State of Grace yacht

40m State of Grace yacht

Naval Architecture – Motor Yachts

Name: Chopi Chopi
Length: 80.00m
Builder: CRN Shipyard
NA: CRN Engineering

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Luxury motor yacht Chopi Chopi by CRN

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
NA: Hydro Tec

Name: Heliad II
Length: 33.4m
Builder: Lynx Yachts
NA: Diana Yacht Design

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Luxury yacht Heliad II on the water - Photo by Jac Beekers

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
NA: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Safira
Length: 39.30m
Builder: Newcastle Marine/Tyneside Yachts
NA: Sparkman & Stephens / Murray & Associates

Name: Vulcan 46m
Length: 46m
Builder: Vicem
NA: Mulder Design

Naval Architecture – Sailing Yachts

Name: Hevea
Length: 31.42m
Builder: Southern Wind Shipyard
NA: Farr Yacht Design

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
NA: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering

Name: Nativa
Length: 50m
Builder: Arzana’ Navi
NA: Bill Tripp

Name: Nomad IV
Length: 30.48m
Builder: Maxi Dolphin
NA: Finot-Conq

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40m
Builder: Perini Navi
NA: Perini Navi in collaboration with Ron Holland

Holistic Design Award – Motor Yacht

Name: Apostrophe
Length: 39.00m
Builder: Hakvoort Shipyard
Exterior: Reymond Langton Design
Interior: Reymond Langton Design

Name: Codecasa 42
Length: 42.00m
Builder: Codecasa
Exterior: Codecasa / Della Role
Interior: Codecasa / Della Role

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.
Exterior: Hydro Tec
Interior: HOT LAB : yacht & design

Name: Lady Candy
Length: 56.00m
Builder: Azimut-Benetti
Exterior: Central Yacht
Interior: Central Yacht – BAMO

Name: Madame Gu
Length: 99.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Name: Monokini
Length: 44.00m
Builder: Baglietto
Exterior: F. Paszkowski
Interior: F. Paszkowski / Alberto Mancini

Name: Sea Owl
Length: 62.00m
Builder: Feadship Shipyard
Exterior: Andrew Winch Design
Interior: Andrew Winch Design

Holistic Design Award – Sailing Yacht

Name: Inukshuk
Length: 32.64m
Builder: Baltic Yachts
Exterior: Frers Naval Architecture & Engineering
Interior: Adam Lay Studio

Name: Mikhail S. Vorontsov
Length: 63.50m
Builder: Dream Ship Victory and Balk Shipyard
Exterior: Ken Freivokh Design
Interior: Ken Freivokh Design

Name: Seahawk
Length: 60.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi
Interior: Christian Liagre

Name: State of Grace
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Perini Navi
Exterior: Perini Navi
Interior: Perini Navi

Tender Design Award

Name: Osprey 38
Builder: Wajer & Wajer Yachts BV
Designer: Vripack
On: M/Y Eclipse

Osprey 38 Yacht Tender - Photo by Hunk de Kock

Osprey 38 Yacht Tender - Photo by Hunk de Kock

Name: Rib-X eXige
Builder: Rib X
Designer: Rib X
On: M/Y Apostrophe

Name: T/T Samadhi
Builder: Pascoe International Ltd
Designer: Ken Freivokh Design
On: M/Y Samadhi

Name: T/T Event
Builder: Yachtwerft Meyer
Designer: Tim Heywood
On: M/Y Event

Name: Windy SR26
Builder: Windy Scandinavia
Designer: Eidsgaard Design
On: M/Y Rasselas, M/Y Solemar, M/Y Lady Guyla

Name: Limo T/T Madame Gu
Builder: Compass Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: M/Y Madame Gu

Name: Open T/T Madame Gu
Builder: Compass Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Madame Gu

Name: Limo T/T Sea Owl
Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Sea Owl

Name: Open T/T Sea Owl
Builder: Hodgdon Yachts
Designer: Andrew Winch Designs
On: Sea Owl

Environmental Protection Award

Name: Cacos V
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Admiral – The Italian Sea Group

Name: Safira
Length: 39.30m
Builder: Newcastle Marine/Tyneside Yachts

Name: Columbus Sport Hybrid
Length: 40.00m
Builder: Palumbo S.p.A.

Name: Param Jamuna IV
Length: 48.31m
Builder: Rossinavi

Supplied by Boat International Media

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR

November 13, 2013

The leading Dutch luxury yacht builder, Heesen Yachts, is thrilled to announce that the revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement yacht Galactica Star has been honoured with the prominent ‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China.

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR

‘Best of the Best’ accolade by Robb Report China for Heesen Yacht GALACTICA STAR - Photo credit to Robb Report China

On 24th October, 2013 Robb Report China hosted the sixth ‘Best of the Best’ awards at the Westin Hotel in the city of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.

The revolutionary 65m Fast Displacement motor yacht Galactica Star has now won her fourth international recognition in less than a month; after receiving the Prix du Design from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Nautilus award from Yacht Design Magazine and La Belle Classe from the Yacht Club de Monaco.

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

65m Heesen superyacht Galactica Star - Photo credit to Jeff Brown

The jury of ‘Best of the Best,’  Robb Report China is composed of four well-known representatives of the Chinese yachting and shipbuilding industry who are also fine yacht connoisseurs:

Mr. Yang Xin Fa – Vice Secretary of CANSI (China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry)
Mr. Wang Chao Yong – President of China Equity International Holding Co. Ltd. and President of team China at the America’s Cup 2005
Mr. Feng Hui – President of Zhengxin Group and also a keen sailor
Mr. Zhong Yong – CEO of China Cup and also a keen sailor

The four judges expressed their preference for superyacht Galactica Star because of her revolutionary technology, the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) devised by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, which makes her 30 per cent more efficient than any traditional displacement vessel. The jury was also impressed by the beauty and elegance of the exterior lines by Frank Laupman, perfectly and harmoniously complemented by the luxurious interior design by Bannenberg and Rowell.

Monaco Yacht Show 2013 marked by waves of optimism

October 14, 2013

This year’s 23rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show hosted the superyacht industry in the beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Monte Carlo from September 25 to 28. The 2013 event was marked by a tentative degree of optimism, with murmurings of a nascent recovery circling by the 33,730 participants.

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

And the 2013 edition of the industry’s largest gathering did not disappoint; Monaco is often touted as the industry barometer, and if that is the case, then this year it indicated that the pressure on the market is easing. Not only were the docks busy from the moment the doors opened on Wednesday morning, but this flurry of activity translated to the tents were busy with intra-industry enquiries from start to finish.

Both 2011 and 2012 offered little encouragement for an industry whose exponential growth had plateaued. In 2013 however, brokers, builders and suppliers alike have reported that they are confident a corner has been turned. And whilst it will take time for the metrics that indicate success to filter back from the boardrooms to these pages is evidence that business was being done as the show’s managing director, Gaëlle Tallarida explained: “Every MYS is the culmination of a year’s hard work to deliver the worldwide superyacht hub in Monaco. This year was also particularly intensive and when we met the exhibitors on their stands, my team and I received some positive feedbacks with lots of activity taking place during the four days. Whether it is to pay a first visit to a yacht or the final step before contracting your order, the MYS remains a decisive step when selling a yacht. Sales are concluded during the show and we believe the forthcoming weeks will see other deals contracted after hands shook in Monaco!”

Mauricio Weiszberger of Palmer Johnson believes one of the main trends in evidence this year has been an interest in distinctive yachts offering something different in their design. “I think there’s been a real take-off again,” he said. “And the big sizes from 50 metres onwards, the clients are still interested, depending on what you’re offering. We’re offering a new line and people are increasingly looking for different things nowadays.”

Victor Caminada, Marketing Director of Amels, declared it another good year for the Dutch shipyard. “Monaco yacht show is always the peak of shows,” he said. “This year we had ‘Event’ making her world premier, and that really was a very positive showcase for us. We’ve been busy non-stop, a lot of appointments every hour and a lot of positive feedback.”

Considering next year’s Monaco Yacht Show will deliver 15 additional berths for megayachts up to 120-metre long, no doubt the industry is already looking forward to 2014.

A new superyachting rendezvous

As part of it drive to extend its activities in the service of yachting, the Monaco Yacht Show held the first ever Monaco Yacht Summit on September 24. An auditorium full of industry experts at Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum discussed on the theme of “New Yachting, New Thinking”.

At a time of great potential change for the superyacht industry, and with panels of experts covering three topics, guests were witness to what could be a new train of thought for the future of the industry. The first session laid out the lessons to be learnt from the crisis and the forthcoming challenges in super yachting. Then, the experts of the second session addressed the customer expectations through the spectrum of the latest trends in super yachting, technology and design. And finally, the Summit concluded with a debate at large about what would be the new opportunities in super yachting for the next decade.

“The idea was to gather together the most renowned specialists from the yachting world and high-end industries to debate issues that are important to the superyacht clientele from a wider perspective than only the superyachting angle” said Gaëlle Tallarida; “and for this inaugural edition, we offered a fantastic panel of experts from the yachting, luxury or design markets like Philippe Starckshe added.

110 events and a top clientele in four days

For most exhibitors and visitors alike, what made the MYS so special were the events every day. This year, 110 events were organised on board the yachts, in the stands, in the hotels of Monaco. A breaking record! Charity auctions, prize giving, lunches, gala dinners and cocktail parties were as many reasons to network and attract a new clientele in the glamorous atmosphere of Monaco. Indeed, the MYS team developed their public relations mission by notably hosting top Asian visitors or inviting high-end members of private clubs to the show.

For Sabrina Monteleone, CEO of Sabrina Monte Carlo, the MYS is always a great occasion to make business while sipping a glass of champagne with her clients sitting in her superyacht outdoor furniture in the Upper Deck Lounge: “Our participation was again a real success. We were delighted to showcase our products in the privileged zone of the Upper Deck Lounge. There were lots of visitors this year and they really seemed to enjoy the area for business and for relaxation. We also met new yacht owners, new architects, designers and crews for future projects.”

As in previous years, Informa and the MYS pledged a continuing support for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, a locally based charity. The MYS Committee coorganised the 5th edition of the world renowned Only Watch charity auction at Hotel Hermitage. This year, 33 one-off Swiss luxury watches came under hammer with an outstanding result of EUR 5,066,000 that benefits research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In addition, the Show organizers gave a donation of EUR 53,500 to AMM this year.

EUR 44,000 was also given to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to support the Wood Forever Pact. The money will be used to better educate those involved in the yachting that only wood certified as originating from sustainably-managed forests should be used in construction, if deforestation is to be halted.

In association with Monaco Yacht Show, the RINA classification society presented the 2013 Green Plus Yacht certificate to the 2013 55m Benetti motor yacht Ocean Paradise; her construction meets with compliance of the strictest environmental regulations. Earlier, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco also attended the 2013 Prix du Design MYS/ Baccarat to award the 2013 65m Heesen mega yacht Galactica Star.

GALACTICA STAR superyacht receives multiple awards at MYS

October 09, 2013

This year’s 23rd Monaco Yacht Show saw the striking GALACTICA STAR superyacht receive multiple prestigious awards, as proudly announced by her builder, Heesen Yachts. Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star is the first of a new class of motor yachts; her revolutionary Fast Displacement all aluminium hull allows her to reduce her environmental impact by 30 per cent while still achieving a maximum speed of 28,8 knots – exceptional for a 65m yacht.

65m Mega Yacht Galactica Star - Photo Jeff Brown

65m Mega Yacht Galactica Star - Photo Jeff Brown

Motor yacht Galactica Star has recently received three major awards whilst at the Monaco Yacht Show:

Galactica Star was honoured when Matteo Zaccagnino, the Editor-in-chief of Yacht Design Magazine, presented a Nautilus Shell trophy for ‘Best Yacht Design.’

Heesen Yachts GALACTICA STAR superyacht - Photo by Jeff Brown

Heesen Yachts GALACTICA STAR superyacht - Photo by Jeff Brown

Another accolade was received on the same day (Friday 27th during the evening cocktail party) when Bernard d’Alessandri, the Secretary General of The Yacht Club de Monaco came on board Galactica Star to present the La Belle Classe Crest.

Heesen Yachts GALACTICA STAR superyacht - Photo by Jeff Brown

Heesen Yachts GALACTICA STAR superyacht - Photo by Jeff Brown

La Belle Classe aims to promote technological innovation in the on-going quest to improve boats; to safeguard the environment and the sea (by encouraging a responsible attitude, use of new or existing innovative techniques,) and to have respect for etiquette.

Mega Yacht Galactica Star by Heesen Yachts - Photo by David Churchill

Mega Yacht Galactica Star by Heesen Yachts - Photo by David Churchill

On Saturday 28th September, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco came on board Galactica Star to present a beautiful Baccarat crystal sail trophy as recognition of her winning the Prix du Design. Since 2003, the Prix du Design has chosen just one yacht each year that ‘has the most innovative, elegant and distinguished design at the Monaco Yacht Show.’

Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star - Photo Jeff Brown

Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star - Photo Jeff Brown

Just to receive one of these awards would represent a great achievement; to receive all three reflects the innovation and quality that luxury yacht Galactica Star displays – a matter of great pride to the entire team responsible for her construction at Heesen and her visionary Owners.

 Galactica Star motoryacht - Photo David Churchill

Galactica Star motoryacht - Photo David Churchill

Sophisticated structural design by Van Oossanen Naval Architects was implemented in conjunction with Heesen Yachts in-house naval architects; Frank Laupman at Omega Architects was responsible for the streamlined and elegant exterior lines, while Bannenberg and Rowell Design have created the sophisticated interior that perfectly complements such a dynamic design.

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo Jeff Brown

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo Jeff Brown

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo David Churchill

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo David Churchill

Galactica Star yacht by night - Photo Jeff Brown

Galactica Star yacht by night - Photo Jeff Brown

Galactica Star - Dining - Photo David Churchill

Galactica Star - Dining - Photo David Churchill

Luxury yacht Galactica Star - Photo by Tiziano Canu

Luxury yacht Galactica Star - Photo by Tiziano Canu

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo David Churchill

Galactica Star superyacht - Photo David Churchill

Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star - Photo Tiziano Canu

Luxury mega yacht Galactica Star - Photo Tiziano Canu

Luxury motor yacht Calactica Star - Galley - Photo by Jeff Brown

Luxury motor yacht Calactica Star - Galley - Photo by Jeff Brown

Galactica Star yacht by Heesen Yacht - Photo Jeff Brown

Galactica Star yacht by Heesen Yacht - Photo Jeff Brown

Omega Architects-designed GALACTICA STAR Yacht awarded ‘Best Yacht of Monaco Yacht Show 2013′

October 08, 2013

Omega Architects are proud to announce that their 65-metre ‘Galactica Star’ yacht has been awarded the ‘Best Yacht of Monaco Yacht Show 2013′ during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

65m luxury motor yacht Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects

65m luxury motor yacht Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects

The award was handed to Omega Architects by Matteo Zaccagnini of Yacht Design Magazine.

Sleek lines, an innovative hull and superb space design ensure that the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star is a worthy flagship.

From a designer’s point of view, Omega Architects believe superyacht Galactica Star has exactly the right amount of innovation at exactly the right time!

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Omega Architects.