Genoa Brief

genoa Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

24m Ferretti Luxury Yacht LAVITALEBELA Reduced Rate for Event Charters

February 02, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The 2009-launched Ferretti luxury yacht LAVITALEBELA is currently offering a reduced rate for Western Mediterranean event charters with no no delivery fees. She is available for EUR€28,000 per week plus expenses and offers fantastic over night stay for eight charter guests, accommodated in two double and two twin cabins.

LAVITALEBELA

LAVITALEBELA

The interior design of LAVITALEBELA is characterised by modern and innovative features and layout. Ferretti 780 offer plenty of space and finished heartwood and teak.

LAVITALEBELA - Aft Deck

LAVITALEBELA - Aft Deck

One of the interesting features of this yacht is the way the fly bridge stairs have been integrated into the side of the yacht, allowing for continual visibility from aft to bow. This unique design also provides for a vast saloon, with two modern and comfortable sofas to lounge on.

LAVITALEBELA - Dining

LAVITALEBELA - Dining

LAVITALEBELA’s saloon is fitted with large windows, allowing for increased connection with the surroundings, the sea and the nature. Accommodation is divided between one master stateroom with an exceptionally elegant environment and a spacious bathroom. There are additional three cabins, all featuring private en suite bathroom facilities.

LAVITALEBELA - Master Cabin

LAVITALEBELA - Master Cabin

LAVITALEBELA - Ensuite

LAVITALEBELA - Ensuite

The aft garage hosts an array of water toys and an easy a access to the water.
Lavitalebela is normally based in Porto Mirabello, La Spezia in Italy. This is in a close proximity to popular Italian charter destinations, such a Genoa, Portofino, Cinque Terre, Viareggio, Elba Island and Tuscany. In the Spring 2016, Lavitalebela will spend April and May on the French Riviera and will be available for Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix events with no delivery fees. In the Summer she will be flexible in being delivered in Sardinia, Corsica, Rome, Naples and/or southern Italy. For more information and her availability, don’t hesitate to contact our brokers.

LAVITALEBELA - Swim Platform

LAVITALEBELA - Swim Platform

M/Y LAVITALEBELA

Year:2009   L.O.A.:24.05m (78' 10")  Beam:5.95m (19' 6") 
Max Speed:33 knots  Cruise Speed:28 knots  Engines:2 x 1660 Hp MTU 12V 2000  
Cabins: Charter Guest: Crew:

Marina di Varazze – Great Starting Point for Liguria and Italy Charter Vacations on Superyachts

January 28, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Marina di Varazze, currently exhibiting at the Boot Dusseldorf until 31st January, represents a great staring point for guests wishing to explore the beautiful Italian region Liguria as well as the neighbouring region of Piedmont. In addition to her already great services, Marina Varazze, starting with the upcoming season, will offer a completely personalised ‘Luxury Concierge’ service to suite the lifestyles and vacations plans of customers owning any kind of vessel, including sailboats, motor yachts or charter superyachts.

Marina Di Varazze  - Italy - Western Mediterranean

Marina Di Varazze – Italy – Western Mediterranean

Marina Varazze is situated in an elegant setting surrounded by the luxuriant nature of the Ligurian coast. It has become an important destination for both private and charter vessels wishing to enjoy life freely without worrying about how their boat is being handled. The marina is located only a few kilometres from the international airport of Genoa, an ancient Maritime Republic, where every lane way conceals centuries of history with a recently renovated port that now serves as a leisure and entertainment centre boasting such attractions as the Aquarium and the Naval Museum.

Marina di Varazze manager Giorgio Casareto says, “We’re firmly convinced that the way to strengthen the marina’s prestigious positioning and continue to manage it in the best possible way is to offer yacht owners the optimal quality/price ratio, worthy of a large, well-equipped marina set in a location of truly unique beauty and offering modern logistics, convenient connections, and every possible service.”

The new customised service, represented by an entire team dedicated to Luxury Concierge, will help customers organise tours and make the most of their free time, ready to respond to all their requests, from transfers and transportation to every little details of life aboard.

Marina Varazze offers great gastronomy, culture, natural beauty, entertainment, nightlife, relaxation, wellness – from hot springs to sports – and the most adventurous travel itineraries. All this makes up the Italian lifestyle for which Italy is famous around the world: a one-of-a-kind rich combination of ingredients that makes this country, and the quality of its service, an experience to be lived and enjoyed down to the tiniest detail. Marina Varazze’s strategic location, allowing the utmost ‘freedom of movement’, is certainly one of our key points, but it’s definitely not the only one. Feel free to contact Marina Varazze for more information. Should you like to enquire about chartering a yacht in the Mediterranean Italy and discover its Ligurian coastline, don’t hesitate to contact our team of brokers.

First 50m Tankoa Superyacht S501 Construction Update

January 18, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Construction of the first 50m superyacht S501 by Tankoa Yachts is well underway. A significant milestone has been recently reached with the hull, deck and superstructure, all in aluminium, completed and moved from Marina di Carrara to enter in the completion shed in Genoa on November 20, 2015. Engines and generators are already in and fairing started last month. The vessel is due to be delivered to its French Owner in April 2017.

Tankoa S501 being moved from Marina di Carrara to the completion shed at Tankoa Yachts in Genoa, Italy

Tankoa S501 being moved from Marina di Carrara to the completion shed at Tankoa Yachts in Genoa, Italy

Once completed, Tankoa S501 will boast a perfectly balanced and fluid timeless design by Francesco Paszkowski. She will feature six luxurious cabins, including the main deck full-beam master and VIP suite, as well as four lower deck guest cabins. Moreover, there will be a gym, home cinema, a 7m tender garage, as well as floor to ceiling windows and hydraulic balconies in the master cabin and on the aft deck. The interiors, created by Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini, will reflect a modern, yet warm atmosphere.

Tankoa S501 from above

Tankoa S501 from above

First S501 by Tankoa Yachts will be a full displacement vessel, offering a range of 5,000nm at 12 knots and a 16-knot top speed. She will be entirely built in aluminium light alloy 5083.

Tankoa S501 in the completion shed

Tankoa S501 in the completion shed

See more charter yachts with design by Francesco Paszkowski here.

Motor Yacht S531 and Superyacht S532 – Two Exciting New Projects unveiled by Tankoa

December 01, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Genoa-based shipyard, Tankoa, has proudly unveiled two exciting new projects: motor yacht S531 and superyacht S532. Designed by multi-award winning Francesco Paszkowski, luxury yacht S531 was officially presented at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The main idea behind this striking new concept is to offer the amenities of a much larger yacht in a reasonably sized package.

53m Tankoa Yacht S531

53m Tankoa Yacht S531

The ground-breaking 53-metre superyacht S531 by Tankoa makes it possible to continuously change look by uniting and dividing both internal and external volumes by large use of glass windows. She boasts fantastic layouts for a yacht of her size with oversized glass windows on both main as well as upper decks.

The entire wide body section of the main deck of super yacht S531 hosts the VIP and the owner’s suite. This later is equipped with sides fold out terraces. The lower deck aft offers three VIP suites and one guest cabin. The fore part of this deck features crew quarters, LY3 compliant, with their own galley, crew mess/rest room and 5 cabins for 10 crew members, the captain’s cabin being adjacent to the wheelhouse.

Aft of the engine room is the tender garage and the beach blub. The fore part of the upper deck hosts the wheelhouse with owner’s sofa, radio room and captain’s cabin. The central part shares the space between the day head, pantry, and crew stairwell while the aft part, fully glassed with floor to ceiling windows is equipped with panoramic saloon and dining area for 12 guests. There is also an amazingly generous fly-bridge, offering approximately 160 square meters of livable surface and can be designed according to client’s wildest dreams.

Tankoa yacht S531 is ready to start construction. Delivery time is set at 26 months from contract.

53m Tankoa Yacht S532

53m Tankoa Yacht S532

Another exciting new project unveiled by Tankoa represents the 53-metre super yacht S532, based on the same platform as the S531 yacht. The main advantage of this striking project is lower building time, lower maintenance and lower running costs without sacrificing freedom and space on board.

The amazingly generous main deck of luxury yacht S532 by Tankoa hosts a reception area/saloon, two master suites and a VIP suite with oversized windows and two fold out terraces in the fore master suite. This configuration allows for three suites with amazing levels of quietness. The lower deck features large crew quarters, galley and mess. Its aft section is devoted to two guest cabins and a gym or a third guest suite.

The tender bay aboard S532 yacht can be found aft of the engine room and will be converted in a beach club when the tender has been launched. The upper deck offers the same wheelhouse as S531, but the aft section is devoted to a panoramic saloon and dining room surrounded by floor to ceiling windows.

The outdoor deck aft offers an exterior dining and a wrap-around sofa for 16 people. The fore deck is equipped with the same lounges and sun-pad as on S531. On the fly-bridge, the standard offering is made of a huge sun-pad aft, a saloon protected by the hard top, dining area, day head and shower on each side while the bar and swimming pool are installed to fore. Again, this is a layout proposal that can be amended to client’s wishes.

Construction of Tankoa Mega Yacht S701 and Superyacht S501 well underway

December 01, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Construction of the two all-new Tankoa vessels, mega yacht S701 and superyacht S501, is well underway. Even if not sold yet, the impressive 71m motor yacht S701 is taking shape, and the last section of the transom in stainless steel is currently being welded.

Luxury motor yacht S701 by Tankoa Yachts

Luxury motor yacht S701 by Tankoa Yachts

The metal work on both the hull as well as superstructure of luxury yacht S701 is over 90% completed and engines and generators are in. This beautiful and striking vessel represents a fantastic opportunity to own a 71 meter yacht with a delivery time of 24 month.

50m Tankoa S501 superyacht

50m Tankoa S501 superyacht

Works on the 50-metre luxury yacht S501, due to be delivered in April 2017, are also in full swing. A significant milestone has been recently reached, with the hull, deck and superstructure, all in aluminium, completed and moved from Marina di Carrara to enter the completion shed in Genoa on November 20, 2015. Engines and generators are already in and fairing is expected to begin this month. The interiors have been approved by the owner and production of all the cabins will start before the end of the year.

Transport of NEW 56m BENETTI Motor Yacht GENESIS II meticulously planned and executed by Sevenstar Yacht Transport

November 27, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Sevenstar Yacht Transport has kindly shared with us the images below, showing the recent transport of the new 56m Benetti motor yacht GENESIS II (FB266) from Genoa to Hong Kong to meet her new Owners. A sistership to the 2013-launched luxury yacht LADY CANDY (FB260), superyacht GENESIS II boasts the equally-beautiful interiors, superbly designed by Central Yacht.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport preparing the lift of the 56m Benetti superyacht GENESIS II (FB266)

Sevenstar Yacht Transport preparing the lift of the 56m Benetti superyacht GENESIS II (FB266)

The specialised loadmasters of Sevenstar Yacht Transport have together with the engineering team meticulously planned and executed the transport of luxury yacht GENESIS II (FB266). A lot of knowledge and experience was needed and involved to make this kind of special transport possible.

Superyacht GENESIS II - Lift-off

Superyacht GENESIS II – Lift-off

Lifting of luxury yacht GENESIS II

Lifting of luxury yacht GENESIS II

Motor yacht GENESIS II safely on board

Motor yacht GENESIS II safely on board

There are more charter yachts built by Benetti here.

Eye-catching Brenta 80 DC Sailing Superyacht COOL BREEZE Winner of the Boat of the Year 2015 Award

November 11, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The eye-catching Brenta 80 DC sailing superyacht COOL BREEZE has become the winner of the Boat of the Year 2015 award. Organized by Vela e Motore Magazine in partnership with Ucina Confindustria Nautica, the Boat of the Year 2015 Awards ceremony was held at the Teatro del Mare of the 55th International Boat Show of Genoa on October 2.

Brenta 80 DC Sailing Superyacht COOL BREEZE Winner of the Boat of the Year 2015 Award

Brenta 80 DC Sailing Superyacht COOL BREEZE Winner of the Boat of the Year 2015 Award

Launched this summer, the 24-metre sailing yacht COOL BREEZE was built by Michael Schmidt and developed in collaboration with architect Sir David Chipperfield. Combining simplicity and performance with leading-edge carbon technology, artisan design and true craftsmanship, she is a thoughtful and thoroughly enjoyable, owner-focused vessel of the highest quality.

Superyacht COOL BREEZE – aft view – Photo by J. Renedo

Superyacht COOL BREEZE – aft view – Photo by J. Renedo

Cantiere delle Marche awarded ‘Boat of the Year’ for Darwin Class 107 explorer yacht STORM

November 05, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Cantiere delle Marche, the Italian shipyard specializing in the construction of steel and aluminium displacement yachts, was awarded the coveted ‘Boat of the Year’ for its Darwin Class 107’ explorer yacht STORM in the superyacht category. Organized by Vela e Motore Magazine in partnership with Ucina Confindustria Nautica, the Boat of the Year 2015 Awards ceremony took place on October 2 at the Teatro del Mare of the 55th International Boat Show of Genoa.

Darwin Class 107 motor yacht STORM by Cantiere delle Marche at launch in July 2015

Darwin Class 107 motor yacht STORM by Cantiere delle Marche at launch in July 2015

Here is what motivated the panel of judges to select the Darwin Class 107 superyacht STORM to receive the “Boat of the Year 2015” award: “In touring the Darwin 107, one not only appreciates the balance evident in the external volumes, the welcoming feel of the interior spaces, and the choices which simplify and render enjoyable life spent on board for long periods of time, but fully grasps the degree of rationality and easy accessibility such a complex machine that is this recreational vessel: the pure order that is seen and felt in the technical departments and in the maneuvering areas, and the linearity of the systems impart a sense of professionalism and safety that make one dare to aim for out-of-the-ordinary destinations. In conclusion, the method adopted by CDM to offer an alluring and winning yacht could seem banal, but is anything but; the concept of simplicity applied to each and every possible solution is what we consider to be this vessel’s greatest strength.”

The year 2015 has undoubtedly been a special one for Cantiere delle Marche: three superyachts handed over, a huge success at the Cannes Yachting Festival, as well as two sales of over-100’ vessels in only three weeks.

New dock for Mega and Giga yachts up to 130M unveiled by MGA – Marina Genova Aeroporto at Genoa Boat Show 2015

October 08, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

On the occasion of the 2015 Genoa Boat Show, MGA – Marina Genova Aeroporto unveiled the all-new dock, dedicated to mega and giga yachts measuring up to 130m in length. The new dock adds four moorings for giga yachts of up to 130m and additional two moorings for 90m mega yachts, in addition to moorings for yachts of up to 90m already available.

Marina Genova Aeroporto

Marina Genova Aeroporto

“Our dock offers the widest availability in the whole of the Mediterranean of moorings for superyachts,” said Giuseppe Pappalardo, CEO of S.S.P. – Società Sviluppo Porti, the management company for the Marina. Genoa can now also join the exclusive club of ideal moorings for giga yachts. Our Marina can accommodate these large vessels with its provision of secure landings and high quality services which are a feature of our internationally acknowledged unique degree of competence. The hospitality and welcome of our marina personnel continues to win more and more plaudits with crews and skippers alike.”

Marina Genova Aeroporto by night

Marina Genova Aeroporto by night

Today, Marina Genova Aeroporto represents one of the most modern centres for superyachts. Positioned just 10 minutes from the city center and 5 minutes from the international airport C. Colombo, MGA boasts three large marinas, 500 berths of which 100 are for superyachts from 30 to 130 metres, exclusive shops dedicated to yachting and much more.

First Otam SD35 Motor Yacht GIPSY Construction Update and New Renderings

October 07, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Construction of the first SD35 motor yacht GIPSY is currently well underway at the Genoa-based shipyard Otam, reporting a 30% completion of this exciting new project. The hull of the 35-metre superyacht GIPSY has been successfully finished, with her superstructure also nearing completion. Propulsion systems and generators have been also installed.

First Otam SD35 Yacht GIPSY under construction

First Otam SD35 Yacht GIPSY under construction

All-aluminium super yacht GIPSY is a one of a kind vessel, fully meeting her Owner’s very personal taste both with the interiors as well as the exteriors. These were created by the world-renowned design firm Tommaso Spadolini.

Rendering of first Otam SD35 superyacht GIPSY

Rendering of first Otam SD35 superyacht GIPSY

Superyacht GIPSY - underway

Superyacht GIPSY – underway

The main deck of GIPSY yacht hosts a generous main salon with movie theater and a full-beam dining area. There are also service areas, with a top class gallery and a pantry with separate access for the crew.

Luxury yacht GIPSY from above

Luxury yacht GIPSY from above

GIPSY Yacht - Exterior

GIPSY Yacht – Exterior

GIPSY superyacht - aft view

GIPSY superyacht – aft view

The upper deck of GIPSY superyacht is fully dedicated to her Owner, offering fantastic views and maximum privacy. The additional four VIP cabins with twin and double beds and relative en-suites bathrooms, can be all found the lower deck.

Super yacht GIPSY - Saloon

Super yacht GIPSY – Saloon

Luxury yacht GIPSY - Dining

Luxury yacht GIPSY – Dining

GIPSY Yacht - Cabin

GIPSY Yacht – Cabin

In terms of performance, the new Otam SD35 luxury yacht GIPSY can achieve a top speed of 22 knots and a remarkable range of 1,000 nautical miles at 11 knots, thanks to her very efficient semi-displacement hull. This was developed by the yard’s engineering team, in partnership with naval architect Umberto Tagliavini.

Luxury yacht GIPSY - side view

Luxury yacht GIPSY – side view

Moreover, the hull of GIPSY yacht below the waterline features semi-tunnels that limit the draft. This makes the vessel a very versatile yacht, ideal for comfortable cruise the  international waters like US and the Caribbean, where a limited draft becomes a key factor to consider.