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M/Y Brazil ready for charter in the Adriatic

July 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Taste the colourful cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean with luxury charter yacht BRAZIL (ex.SIMONE).

Motor yacht BRAZIL - Built by Heesen

Motor yacht BRAZIL – Built by Heesen

Built in 1993 and last refitted in 2016, this 40m/131ft superyacht from Heesen has an exterior designed by The A Group while the interior is the work of Art-Line Interiors.

Luxury yacht BRAZIL - Main salon

Luxury yacht BRAZIL – Main salon

Whether chartering for a family vacation or hosting a large party, the main salon has everything for a memorable time: There is plenty of plush sofa seating in contemporary surroundings, a games table and the latest cutting-edge technology for films together in the evening. The shaded main deck aft has plush sofa seating for outdoor living and for informal dining.

Mega yacht BRAZIL - Skylounge

Mega yacht BRAZIL – Skylounge

The skylounge is designed for relaxation and cosy bay window seating is located forward of the bar, where guests can watch the latest sports and films together with refreshments within easy reach. Dine alfresco in style on the upper deck aft and make your evenings memorable surrounded by the amazing sunsets while you chat together long into the night.

Superyacht BRAZIL - Sundeck

Superyacht BRAZIL – Sundeck

Take in the spectacular views of the Eastern Mediterranean from the sundeck while you rest in the forward Jacuzzi, drink in hand. There are numerous sunpads for drying off in the warm weather and the large alfresco dining area is perfect for Sunday brunch together with family and friends.

There is an excellent selection of water toys available for all guests, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
M/Y BRAZIL - Master suite

M/Y BRAZIL – Master suite

The accommodation layout sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. An expert crew of 8 will ensure that everyone on board has a fantastic charter experience in Italy, Croatia and Montenegro.

Motor yacht BRAZIL is ready for charter in the Adriatic from €100,000-€110,000 per week plus expenses. For more information, contact CharterWorld and make your booking now.

Superyacht At Last available for Bahamas and Caribbean charters

July 19, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Visit a pastel coloured paradise this summer and charter 44m/144ft luxury yacht AT LAST (ex.LADY JOY) to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.

Luxury yacht AT LAST - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Built by Heesen

Built by Heesen Yachts in 1990 and last refitted in 2014, her exterior appearance is the work of Gerhard Gilgenast while Claudette Bonville completed her interiors.

Luxury yacht AT LAST - Main Salon

Luxury yacht AT LAST – Main Salon

The main salon layout benefits from 180° windows for a bright environment in which guests can socialise and enjoy a break from everyday life.

“Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Bahamas and the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more details and to reserve your dates aboard this beautiful luxury yacht.”

Superyacht AT LAST - Formal dining

Superyacht AT LAST – Formal dining

Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 8 guests in comfort and style for a memorable meal suited to any occasion.

The skylounge is a refreshing mix of natural tones and zesty green accents for sophisticated evenings entertaining friends and family. The bar has a great selection of drinks to complement any meal, or as daytime refreshments while spending time on hobbies.

Motor yacht AT LAST - Skylounge

Motor yacht AT LAST – Skylounge

Dine alfresco in style on the upper deck aft and watch the amazing landscapes and marine life pass by, or for a quieter spot relaxing away from the main group the Portuguese deck is the perfect place to unwind.

Catch the best views as well as the sun in the Jacuzzi along the stern of the sundeck, and relax with a drink from the bar. Cool off in the shade and dine alfresco or make use of the forward sun loungers and sunpads.

Luxury yacht AT LAST is a PADI Certified Dive Centre and is also able to offer kiteboarding. Her tender garage comes with a great selection of water toys, including:

  • 4 x Waverunners
  • 4 x kayaks
  • 3 x wakeboards
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment
  • fishing gear, and
  • inflatable and towable toys
Superyacht AT LAST - Master suite

Superyacht AT LAST – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 11 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. Her professional crew of 8 will ensure that every guest has a first-class experience as they enjoy the very best places such as the Grenadines and the US Virgin Islands have to offer.

Motor yacht AT LAST is available in the Bahamas and the Caribbean from $135,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more details and to reserve your dates aboard this beautiful luxury yacht.

Impressive Video of Superyacht HOME in a Storm

July 13, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Launched in April 2017, HOME is the first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with hybrid propulsion. She measures 50 metres and was built by bespoke Heesen Yachts. Her highly efficient hull design was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists.

Superyacht Home in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Home in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

HOME showed some impressive results at the sea trials: her range exceeded by 500 nautical miles, with a total of 4,200 nm at 12 knots, with 45,000 litres of fuel capacity. She also showed some fantastic results in terms of noise and vibration levels, running at faster than 9 knots in silence.

Superyacht Home in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Home in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Motor yacht Home was built to the design by Omega Architects, while bespoke Cristiano Gatto took care of her amazing interior layout and decor.

Superyacht Home in the North Sea - running. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Home in the North Sea – running. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Home in the stormy weather in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Superyacht Home in the stormy weather in the North Sea. Photo: © Dutch Yachting

Watch the thrilling footage of Home running through the waves in North Sea storm on her way to Gibraltar:

Home will make her debut appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.

L’Equinox joins the Eastern Mediterranean world of luxury charter yachts

July 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Heesen’s 37m/122ft superyacht L’EQUINOX (ex.CHIMRI II) joins the charter market in the Eastern Mediterranean, available for charters in Greece, Turkey and Croatia.

Luxury yacht L'EQUINOX - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht L’EQUINOX – Built by Heesen

Built in 2006 and refitted in 2017 for her debut onto the charter market, she features the interior styling of Omega Architects. Capable of a cruising speed of 23 knots and a maximum speed of 30 knots, she is perfectly suited to hopping through the Ionian Islands, the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.

Motor yacht L'EQUINOX - Salon view aft

Motor yacht L’EQUINOX – Salon view aft

The main salon uses a neutral colour palette using warm wooden panelling and cream furnishings that are placed around the edge of the room to maximise space. Forward of the main salon, the formal dining area seats up to 8 guests for an effortless contemporary dining experience suited to all occasions.

Superyacht L'EQUINOX - Aft deck dining and lounging

Superyacht L’EQUINOX – Aft deck dining and lounging

A large shaded lounging area on the main deck aft allows guests to spend as much time outside as possible, and steps lead down to the swim platform for ease of access in and out of the water and for lounging beside the warm waters of Croatia or Greece.

Motor yacht L'EQUINOX - Sundeck Jacuzzi

Motor yacht L’EQUINOX – Sundeck Jacuzzi

Sunpads and seating towards the bow provide guests with alternative places to find peace and quiet, but the ultimate in luxury is to be found on the sundeck: The Jacuzzi will revitalise flagging energy while surrounded by sweeping views of your destination and everyone can dine alfresco day or night with the muted lighting providing an atmospheric night out under the stars.

Her new water toys are ready for use in the beautiful clear blue waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x jet surfs
  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x paddleboard
  • 1 x mono ski
  • 1 x kneeboard
  • 1 x skate wake, and
  • inflatable toys
Luxury yacht L'EQUINOX - Master suite

Luxury yacht L’EQUINOX – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed for a maximum of 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 6 will ensure that every guest receives a first-class experience during their cruise.

Motor yacht L’EQUINOX is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from €85,000-95,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to secure your preferred dates within this busy summer season.

Special offer: Charter M/Y Kijo in the Western Mediterranean at a reduced rate

July 07, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

44m/144ft motor yacht KIJO is ready for charter in the Western Mediterranean with a special rate for the summer. Built by Heesen and launched in 2003, her interior and exterior design is completed by renowned designer Terence Disdale. Capable of a top speed of 26 knots, M/Y KIJO is uncommonly fast for her size.

Superyacht KIJO - Built by Heesen

Superyacht KIJO – Built by Heesen

The main salon features an elegant contemporary design using light and dark wooden panels and textures to create a relaxing space for socialising and hobbies.

Luxury yacht KIJO - Formal dining area

Luxury yacht KIJO – Formal dining area

The open plan layout places the formal dining area behind the main salon, for intimate dining in bright surroundings complemented by modern art. Towards the aft, the wetbar is ideally situated to serve guests both inside and lounging out on the main deck aft. A Portuguese deck gives charter guests an alternative place to relax and enjoy a morning coffee while taking in the sunrise and the stunning views of the Amalfi Coast.

Portuguese deck aboard motor yacht KIJO

Portuguese deck aboard motor yacht KIJO

Dine alfresco in style on the sheltered upper deck aft before spending a relaxing afternoon or evening together in the elegant skylounge, ready to receive extra guests for extra cocktails.

Take in the spectacular views of Cannes and Capri from the sundeck, where vast sunpads and an outdoor seating area surround the inviting Jacuzzi.

An Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, superyacht KIJO has an excellent selection of water toys that every guests can learn. The collection includes:

  • 2 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable toys
Superyacht KIJO - Master suite

Superyacht KIJO – Master suite

The on board accommodation layout is designed for up to 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. An expert crew of 8 will ensure that every guests is well taken care of throughout the charter.

Superyacht KIJO is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €160,000-€175,000 per week plus expenses, with a 10% discount over summer. Luxury yacht charters are booking up fast this summer: Reserve your dates and contact CharterWorld, or compare her to other luxury yachts for charter in the Mediterranean.

HEESEN announced delivery of HOME – First FDHF Yacht with Hybrid Propulsion

July 04, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Heesen Yachts have announced the delivery of the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form motor yacht with hybrid propulsion to her owner. Previously known as Project NOVA, the 50-metre vessel HOME, constructed in aluminium and below 500GT with a shallow draft, has returned from her comprehensive sea trials and has been handed over to her owner on the 1st of June.

Superyacht HOME profile by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

Superyacht HOME profile by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

The results of the sea trials, which has taken place in the North Sea in calm sea conditions and waves of up to 0.5 metres with a light breeze, went very well, where HOME has overcome her contractual top speed of 16.3 knots in the traditional Diesel engine mode, but also in her hybrid silent cruising mode. HOME is also very quiet thanks to her two 127kW water-cooled DC electric shaft motors and exceeded the predicted 9knots with noise and vibration levels well below expected.

HOME by Heesen - aerial view - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen – aerial view – Photo Dick Holthuis

In addition, she is also fuel efficient, consuming 98 litres per hour (excluding generators) at 12knots, which is further reduced at 10knots in hybrid mode to amazing 45 litres per hour.

“Heesen is renowned for its meticulous attention to weight reduction and HOME is an effortless embodiment of this; being lighter than predicted, she is the perfect demonstration of Heesen’s signature capabilities.”

HOME by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME is fitted with two MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines of 600kW each; smaller than usually found on the yachts of these measurements, demonstrating the fact that the FDHF designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, engineered by Heesen’s in-house specialists and immaculately constructed by Heesen’s welders, is notably efficient. The yacht’s range has also been exceeded by 500 nautical miles, reaching impressive 4200 nautical miles at 12 knots, with only 45,000 litres of fuel.

HOME by Heesen Yachts - Photo Dick Holthuis

HOME by Heesen Yachts – Photo Dick Holthuis

Not only does she impress with her efficiency and performance, she is also a beauty, inside and out! Her striking profile has been created by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, incorporating a vertical bow, an impressive large fixed swim platform, wide sweeping stairs and huge windows. HOME’s interior is equally impressive and was designed by Cristiano Gatto in close collaboration with the owner. It is characterised by contemporary design based on a two-tone colour palette.

Luxury yacht HOME by Heesen - Photo Dick Holthuis

Luxury yacht HOME by Heesen – Photo Dick Holthuis

A sister ship to the M/Y HOME is currently under construction at the Heesen shipyard and is available to purchase.

HOME will see her premiere at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September (27-30 September 2017).

Exhibitors confirm attendance at Monaco Yacht Show 2017

June 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Monaco Yacht Show is set to take place on the 27th-30th September and already attendance from luxury brands within the yachting industry is showing a high turnout: With a renewal rate of 87% from last year and almost 600 exhibitors expected to at the event, the Monaco Yacht Show will interest current and potential yacht owners as well as tourists to the French Riviera.

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Monaco Yacht Show 2016. Image © MC-Clic

Marking the end of summer and the height of the Mediterranean charter season, the Monaco Yacht Show at Port Hercules will exhibit the very latest in on-board safety and navigation gear, water toys and audio-visual equipment as the upcoming trends for luxury cruising in 2018 will be revealed. The 4th Monaco Yacht Show Awards will also take place during the opening ceremony, acknowledging excellence within the yacht-building industry.

A strong turnout is expected from global yacht builders who use the event to premiere their latest builds and concept designs, with 40 superyachts built in 2017 accounting for the 125 vessels on show. Among the current confirmed list of attendees is Turkish builder Turquoise Yachts, who will showcase 47m/154ft superyacht RAZAN, launched last year. Heesen luxury yacht BOOKENDS (ex.Project RUYA), to be delivered to her owner on the 19th of June, will join the line-up along with:

A full list of attending superyachts will be available on the Monaco Yacht Show website from August.

Heesen Superyachts BookEnds (ex. Project Ruya) and Home in Hellevoetsluis

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Heesen Yachts announced last week that their new superyacht Project Ruya had been given a new name and is now known as BookEnds. She was photographed together with superyacht Home, launched by Heesen just a few month ago. 

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyachts BookEnds and Home. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

BookEnds boasts sleek and elegant profile drawn by Omega Architects. Her interior is by Bannenberg and Rowell. Among her great features, there are an 85-sqm sundeck, large swim platform and a spacious garage for water toys and tenders. BookEnds was designed to accommodate 12 guests in 5 well-appointed staterooms.

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Superyacht BookEnds. Photo credit Dick Holthuis

Motor yacht Home is a slightly larger yacht that BookEnds, and measures 49.8 metres. She features the famous FDHF and a hybrid propulsion system, designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Her beautiful exterior design is by Omega Architects, and the interior design is by Cristiano Gatto. Home is a family-friendly superyacht, which resembles a luxury beach villa style in terms of her layout. Her interior decor is minimalistic, with plenty of natural light and modern finishing, She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Luxury motor yacht Home can reach a top speed of 15 knots and cruises comfortably at a speed of 12 knots.

Both superyachts are yet to be delivered to their owners. You can find out more about Heesen yachts here.

Build update: Heesen Superyacht Project Antares takes shape

June 12, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

According to the latest updates by Heesen Yachts, the hull and superstructure of superyacht Project Antares are now joined together. The yacht is currently in the outfitting stage and already has a pair of MTU 8V4000 M63 engines installed. This incredible 55-metre superyacht was recently sold to an American client.

Heesen Yachts HY18455

Heesen Yacht HY18455 Project Antares

Project Antares is designed to serve as a mothership to her owner’s sport fishing fleet: two boats can be refuelled and recharged to allow several days out at sea.

Project Antares

Project Antares

One of the outstanding features of Project Antares is the owner’s apartment which measures 80 square metres.

Heesen Yachts Project Antares, Hull HY18455

Heesen Yachts Project Antares, Hull HY18455

As for interior design, Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini are now working on the layout and decor to meet the requirements of the owner.

“After the meeting with the client, with whom we immediately had good intellectual connection, we are working on the existing interior design to improve the owner’s 80-sqm apartment, the lobby and the sky lounge, to fully match his life style and taste,” says Paszkowski.

Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018.

You can fins out more about Heesen Yachts here or view a selection of Heesen charter yacht here. For any enquiries on yacht charters, please contact our brokers.

 

Heesen Superyacht Project Ruya Sold to American Client

May 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Exciting news comes from Heesen shipyard, as they announce the sale of another superyacht: Project Ruya is the third luxury motor yacht sold by Heesen since the beginning of 2017. This time the lucky owner of the fantastic 47-metre yacht is a yacht enthusiast from the US.

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Due to a strong financial base of the shipbuilder, Heesen can deliver its superyachts withing a shorter period. Superyacht Ruya will be delivered to her owner on the 19 of June 2017 and will make her first appearance at the most significant yacht show in October, the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show. After that Ruya will be attending the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

Project Ruya - main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya – main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Motor yacht Ruya was built with a displacement steel hull below 500GT, which has proven its success in the construction of the other Heesen superyachts.

The interior design of Ruya was developed by Bannenberg & Rowell, who emphasised the yacht’s sporty looks. The designers created stunning decor which resembles progress and energy, thanks to the lavish fabrics, textiles and graphics.  Heesen Yacht Interiors carried out incredible work outfitting the yacht. Heesen takes pride in being able to build a yacht entirely in-house.

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

The shipyard currently has ten superyacht projects under construction. Heesen superyacht Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018 and sold in March this year, 55m Project Alida is expected to be launched in Summer 2017.