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Special offer: Charter M/Y Destiny at a fantastic 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean

September 13, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex.ILONA) has an exceptional 25% off charters in the Western Mediterranean for September, and her high-quality 2016 refit and quick speeds of 22-30 knots makes her an ideal choice for visiting multiple destinations within a short time-frame.

Heesen open yacht DESTINY

Heesen open yacht DESTINY

Built by Heesen in 2007, this contemporary superyacht has been maintained to a high standard and has received excellent feedback on her facilities and crew throughout her time on the charter market. Her crisp interiors from Laura Pomponi have a minimalist, art gallery-like quality that makes perfect entertaining spaces for friends, family and special guests.

Motor yacht DESTINY - Formal dining area and salon

Motor yacht DESTINY – Formal dining area and salon

Texture, natural wood and burnished metallics play an important role in controlling the light and creating points of interest in the open plan salon, where the formal dining area enjoys plenty of illumination from the windows and the floor-to-ceiling glass doors towards the aft.

“Motor yacht DESTINY is available for charter with an impressive 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean this September. Charter her from €79,000 per week plus expenses, or from her usual rate of €105,000-€119,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates today.”

Main deck alfresco dining aboard Superyacht DESTINY

Main deck alfresco dining aboard Superyacht DESTINY

Outside, the lounge coffee table folds out to become the alfresco dining table, which is given just as much attention to detail as the interiors to create a romantic setting for a meal as a couple or simply as a place to unwind in ambient seaside surroundings.

Sunpads and Jacuzzi on the upper deck of luxury yacht DESTINY

Sunpads and Jacuzzi on the upper deck of luxury yacht DESTINY

Spend your days on the sundeck and relax in the aft Jacuzzi with the stunning views of the French Riviera in front of you. On the bow, there are plenty of sunpads for drying off before dining alfresco with friends and family and there is even a sun drenched seating area for spending time in quiet seclusion with a good book.

Superyacht DESTINY has an amazing selection of water toys for use by all ages, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x kayaks
  • 1 x Waverunner
  • 1 x jet ski
  • 1 x windsurfer

While in transit, the on board gym equipment has everything you and your guests require to wear off excess energy before bed time.

Luxury yacht DESTINY - Master suite

Luxury yacht DESTINY – Master suite

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suites, 2 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 convertible cabin for children. The cheerful crew of 5 will ensure that everyone on board has an incredible adventure in the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht DESTINY is available for charter with an impressive 25% discount in the Western Mediterranean this September. Charter her from €79,000 per week plus expenses, or from her usual rate of €105,000-€119,000 p/w plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to reserve your preferred dates today.

Western Mediterranean Charter Yacht DESTINY showcases new interiors by Laura Pomponi

March 24, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 37m/123ft motor yacht DESTINY (ex ILONA) is now available for Western Mediterranean charter throughout the summer season after a comprehensive refit with new interiors by Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects – a long established name in the yacht building industry. Built by Heesen in 2007 and last refitted in 2016, she represents an excellent opportunity to charter a finely crafted superyacht with plenty of fantastic amenities on board.

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

M/Y DESTINY from Heesen Yachts

The owner requested an ‘all white’ yacht with a modern minimalist aesthetic to display his artwork, where functionality was foremost. Given a time frame of just over three months, Laura Pomponi took the design from concept to realisation, contacting suppliers and contractors to complete the interiors within the scheduled window.

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY

Formal dining aboard superyacht DESTINY 

The result is a brilliantly bright interior that takes full advantage of the natural light using reflective metallic and glass surfaces. This effect is particularly distinct in the main salon and dining area, where the vibrant artwork and the warm tones of the wooden flooring integrate perfectly into the design. Laura Pomponi adds to the gallery ambience through the ‘waving’ dining table and ‘glowing’ coffee table in three pieces to catch the eye of charter guests.

MY DESTINY - Salon

MY DESTINY – Salon

The salon towards the main deck aft benefits from the floor to ceiling silver foil finish panels and sliding doors, with views stretching far beyond the alfresco dining area on the port, aft and starboard sides. While the children are watching a film on the widescreen TV, which can be hidden away seamlessly when not in use, adult family members can enjoy relaxing in the afternoon sun.

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

Alfresco dining on the main deck aft of superyacht DESTINY

There are plenty of dining options throughout luxury yacht DESTINY, and visitors to the sundeck will discover an immaculate environment for alfresco dining. The sun pads and shaded Jacuzzi will see use throughout the day, yet it’s in the evening when the sundeck becomes the most atmospheric: Underfloor lighting creates a relaxed atmosphere and the glow from the Jacuzzi will tempt more than one charter guest on a hot summer night.

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

Sundeck in the evening aboard luxury yacht DESTINY

The choice selection of water toys will entertain guests of all ages and fitness levels and consists of a jet-ski, a windsurfer, a Waverunner and 2 inflatable kayaks.

MY DESTINY - Master suite

MY DESTINY – Master suite

Design details across the accommodation include bespoke wall lights, handmade foil recesses on the ceiling and wallpaper on all of the headboards in each cabin. The accommodation layout will sleep up to 10 guests in 5 cabins: 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin and 1 children’s cabin. An experienced crew of 5 will ensure that every guest is well taken care of throughout the journey.

Superyacht DESTINY is available for Western Mediterranean destinations from €105,000-€119,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld to book your summer dates and avoid disappointment.

CdM Nauta Air 86’ Motor Yacht YOLO Receives Prestigious IY&A Award 2015

May 28, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

During the recent International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2015, luxury motor yacht YOLO was announced as the winner in the ‘Power Yacht over 25m’ category. Superyacht YOLO is a lovely Nauta Air 86’ vessel, built by CdM (Cantiere delle Marche) to a design by Nauta Design, with interior design by Laura Pomponi.

CdM Nauta Air 86 Yacht YOLO - Photo courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche

CdM Nauta Air 86 Yacht YOLO – Photo courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche

Unveiling new proportions and different balances of the interior and exterior spaces aboard an explorer yacht, the Nauta Air range underlines a wider connection between the inside and outside areas, reinforcing a more direct perception of the surrounding environment, thanks to panoramic windows that allow to better enjoy the seascape and the landscape.

Interior of YOLO superyacht by Laura Pomponi - Luxury Projects - Photo courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche

Interior of YOLO superyacht by Laura Pomponi/Luxury Projects – Photo courtesy of Cantiere delle Marche

The aim of the International Yacht & Aviation Awards, annually hosted by the prestigious UK interior design magazine Design Et Al, is to commend design, recognize talent, create opportunities and offer inspiration. Differently by other awards, the IY&A Awards are not judged by a panel, but nominated entries are unveiled online, and voting is open to industry professionals, as well as Design Et Al readers, clients and customers.

ISA 66M motor yacht ROUTE 66 under construction

November 26, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Following the official presentation at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) 2014, where the project drew a large attention, ISA YACHTS is delighted to introduce its latest 66-metre motor yacht ROUTE 66 concept design, in honor of the famous legendary American highway crossing the States from Illinois to California. ISA 66M mega yacht ROUTE 66 is currently under construction and scheduled for delivery in Spring 2017.

ISA 66M mega yacht ROUTE 66 concept design

ISA 66M mega yacht ROUTE 66 concept design

The concept behind the superyacht ROUTE 66 is to emphasize the outdoor experience of a yacht without compromising the space and comfort that the owner would expect from a steel and aluminum displacement yacht. The overall beauty of yachts over the years has been lost to interior space, on the contrary ROUTE 66’s offers space for owners who love the sea and like to be outside. ROUTE 66 is a motor yacht with lots of space in relation to the total volume and her lines are sleek and graceful. The design does not achieve extra deck space by stacking the decks, there is not the piled-up effect – one layer after the other, the philosophy of the whole concept is to guarantee the owners the space and comfort they would expect.

Luxury yacht Route 66 - side view

Luxury yacht Route 66 - side view

Developed from the 65m Granturismo platform, this full displacement yacht is a 4-decks vessel with aluminum superstructure and steel hull which architectural structure is based on a strong contrast between the harmonious and curvaceous lines of the decks and the rigorous and diamond-like geometry of the transom and of the sundeck. The hull shape and bow are optimized for both efficiency and comfort. Her 11-meter beam confer ROUTE 66 yacht a sleek and elegant line.

Super yacht Route 66 - Decks

Super yacht Route 66 - Decks

Route 66 Yacht - aft view

Route 66 Yacht - aft view

The interior layout emphasize the osmosis between indoor and outdoor areas. The main deck saloon presents the idea of a lounge which opens to the cockpit with a unique perception of spaces. The dining room, situated forward of the the salon, totally enjoys the light coming from the full height side bulkhead windows. The enormous beach area can be easily shaped as a real sensorial SPA, as the layout easily allows a sauna, an emotional shower, an hamman. The interior layout is completed by the 5 guest cabins plus the master suite, so that ROUTE 66 can accommodate 12 guests. Forward the flush deck can easily enclose an helipad. Mooring area and tender garage for 8m-rescue tender and jet skies are underneath this area. The main tender garage is located starboard on the lower deck opposite to the gym.

Aboard luxury yacht Route 66

Aboard luxury yacht Route 66

Aboard Route 66 superyacht

Aboard Route 66 superyacht

Powered by 2 CAT engines, the 66M super yacht ROUTE 66 designed by Andrea Vallicelli, can reach 18 knots max and cruises at 16 knots. Thanks to a spectacular stern and an aggressive plum bow, this outstanding 66 meters is destined to become an icon yacht in its segment.

Mega yacht Route 66 - Interior

Mega yacht Route 66 - Interior

The naval architecture is developed in-house by ISA Yachts Technical Department.

ISA 66M Yacht Route 66 - Interior

ISA 66M Yacht Route 66 - Interior

Route 66 Yacht - Interior

Route 66 Yacht - Interior

The interior impressions of the beach club and main salon were made by Laura Pomponi from Luxury Projects.

ROUTE 66 YACHT MAIN DATA:

Construction Steel hull & Aluminum superstructure

Type Full displacement

LOA 66.40 m (217’8’’)

Maximum beam 11 m (36’)

Draught at full load (from B.L.) 2.90 m (9’5’’)

Gross tonnage (estimated) 1180 GT

Main engine type 2 x CAT 3512 C

Main engine power 2 x 1765 kW @ 1800 rpm

Max speed 18.50 knots

Range 5000 NM at 15.00 knots

Accommodation 12 guests in 6 cabins

Crew accommodation Captain’s cabin + Engineer’s cabin +2 single-berth staff cabins + 5 twin-berth crew cabins

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