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5 new superyachts over 40m to spot at the 40th Cannes Yachting Festival

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The Cannes Yachting Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary today and the strong turnout from superyacht builders is evidence of the event’s enduring success. Showcasing the latest luxury yachts, products and services, the Cannes Yachting Festival is for many an opportunity to upgrade on-board facilities or even buy a completely new and modern luxury yacht.

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

40th Anniversary of the Cannes Yachting Festival

Over 600 vessels will be in attendance but of the hundreds of superyachts, only 5 are above 40m/131ft and were launched in 2017. These are the latest and greatest luxury yachts in attendance at the Cannes Yachting Festival:

Andiamo – Baglietto

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

Baglietto luxury yacht ANDIAMO is attending the Cannes Yachting Festival

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO from Baglietto has the interior and exterior styling of Francesco Paszkowski Design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for a cohesive appearance inside and out. Designed as a family yacht for a Mexican owner, superyacht ANDIAMO contains a cinema room, an infinity pool with waterfall and a large beach club, for which the tender garage was moved forward to create greater space.

Her truly lavish interiors are comprised of onyx and lacquered ebony and the central staircase is made of leather and steel. Spotted cruising in the Mediterranean over the summer, she will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival and will attend the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Willow – Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW - Built by Benetti

Superyacht WILLOW – Built by Benetti

The latest addition to the Veloce 140 series, 42m/138ft WILLOW is another exceptional motor yacht from Benetti with the exterior designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon while her glittering white internal living spaces are the work of Andrea Longinotti. Abstract artwork draws the eye through the minimalist contemporary design, where guests’ comfort is paramount.

Luxury yacht WILLOW has a beach club for relaxation beside the water, or guests have the choice of a great selection of water toys aboard this Approved RYA Water Sports Centre.

M/Y WILLOW - Main salon and formal dining area

M/Y WILLOW – Main salon and formal dining area

Superyacht Willow is available for charter in the Western Mediterranean from €154,000-€182,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more about her amenities and current availability, contact CharterWorld.

Razan – Turquoise yachts

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht RAZAN from Turquoise Yachts. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Built by Turquoise Yachts in collaboration with H2 Yacht Design, 47m/154ft motor yacht RAZAN has glamorous monochrome interiors as sophisticated as her exterior styling and was described by Turquoise Yachts CEO Mehmet Karabeyoglu as:

“…an important landmark in the company’s evolution.”

Superyacht RAZAN - Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht RAZAN – Main salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Created to appeal to all ages, the facilities are designed for both relaxation and entertainment with a balance between interior and exterior spaces: The sundeck accommodates a large spa pool and a bar with a lounge area for all-day outdoor living, while the lower deck is home to an extensive beach club as well as a gym and dive centre.

Mangusta 42 – Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 - Built by Overmarine

Mangusta Oceano 42 – Built by Overmarine

Designed by Alberto Mancini and launched in April, the Mangusta 42 represents Overmarine‘s continued commitment to performance and unparalleled comfort. Among the amenities is a bow swimming pool with an infinity-effect waterfall, with two separate sunpads that dip down towards the waterline.  The glazed bottom of the pool forms the skylight to the Master suite below for optimal illumination that adds a beautiful dappled effect to the interior.

Appearance-wise, floor-to-ceiling windows run the length of the port and starboard sides to create a fluid appearance on both the main deck and the upper deck. As a result, the main salon and skylounge both receive plenty of natural light during the day and guests have uninterrupted views of their destination.

The Mangusta 42 has a range of 4,500 nautical miles when cruising at 11 knots and she has reduced noise and vibrations for a quiet night’s rest for all guests.

Elsea – CCN

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

CCN motor yacht ELSEA at launch

50m/164ft all aluminium ELSEA was launched by CCN in April and features the exterior styling talents of Studio Bacigalupo, while Studio Vafiadis took care of the interior decor. She was an innovation for CCN and marked a new era in offering customised luxury yachts to owners interested in performance and interiors that more closely reflected their personality and requirements.

ELSEA is part of the Fuoriserie line of superyachts, and features a sleek white exterior with the power to reach up to 30 knots. The large foredeck is designed for entertaining and the owner requested a top of the line sound system to rival any nightclub’s. The interiors blend art deco with modern trends to create sophisticated lounges for guest relaxation. There are 6 large guest cabins aboard, one of which is a full-beam Master suite.

10 unmissable superyachts launched in 2017 attending the Monaco Yacht Show

August 22, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

With the end of September comes the end of the summer yacht season, marked by the spectacular Monaco Yacht Show where renowned yacht builders from across the world gather to display their latest and greatest luxury yacht builds.

Preliminary attendance has been announced and among the 125 unique superyachts are some of the most impressive and closely guarded builds of 2017: Both sailing yachts and motor yachts will be present at the Port Hercules event, and these top 10 luxury yachts over 30m/98ft are some of the most anticipated in recent years:

1. Andiamo – Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO - Built by Baglietto

Superyacht ANDIAMO – Built by Baglietto

48m/157ft motor yacht ANDIAMO was launched in June and built for a Mexican owner and features the architecture of Margherita Casprini and an interior and exterior from Francesco Paszkowski Design.

Of the 350m² living spaces on board, the sundeck comprises an impressive 140m² with an infinity pool, an alfresco dining area serviced by a barbeque grill and bar, plus plenty of forward sunbathing.

The interiors are styled in lacquered ebony and onyx for a truly opulent environment, within which there is a cinema on the upper deck with two side terraces for spectacular views and increased indoor-outdoor flow.

2. Nerissa – Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA - Built by Bilgin Yachts

Motor yacht NERISSA – Built by Bilgin Yachts

The first hull in the Bilgin 156 series from Bilgin Yachts, superyacht NERISSA has a full-displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure and was completed following 23 months of construction. This 48m/156ft tri-deck yacht features the naval architecture of Unique Yacht Design and the interior styling talents of H2 Yacht Design.

Luxury yacht NERISSA does not yet have an owner and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show to the press and to potential buyers.

3. Areti – Lurssen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit - Tom van Oossanen

Lurssen luxury yacht ARETI. Photo credit – Tom van Oossanen

Known as PROJECT SASHA up until her launch, 85m/280ft luxury yacht ARETI has been one of Lurssen‘s most secretive builds and features an interior and exterior by Winch Design.

Created for entertaining and relaxation throughout the journey, up to 18 guests will be treated to an impressive array of on board amenities that include a plunge pool, hammam, sauna and Jacuzzi pool as well as a spacious beach club with spa facilities for unwinding close to the water.

4. Seven – Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) from Perini Navi

60m/196ft aluminium Perini Navi sailing yacht SEVEN (ex.C2232) was announced in 2014 and launched in August 2017 under the name of SEVEN. Ron Holland designed her naval architecture, while Dante O. Benini & Partners completed her interior and exterior styling.

Following other 60m/196ft luxury yachts SEAHAWK and PERSEUS^3, she is expected to combine the same high performance with Perini Navi quality, efficiency and style. More details on this closely guarded build are expected to be released at the Monaco Yacht Show.

5. Cloud 9 – CRN Shipyard

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

CRN Yachts superyacht CLOUD 9, one of the first launches of 2017

Launched at the start of 2017, CRN superyacht CLOUD 9 soon after joined the charter market in the Mediterranean where she remains open for the remainder of the summer season. Zuccon created her exterior styling while Winch Design created her bright and airy beach house environment.

At 74m/242ft, this beautifully styled motor yacht has ensured that every space is efficiently used to include as many amenities as possible, and charter guests can expect to find a 12m pool on the main deck, spa therapy facilities, a spacious beach club, a helipad and a wealth of the latest water toys to complement her PADI Dive Centre status.

“With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

“To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

6. Cyclone – Tansu

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

Military-styled M/Y CYCLONE from Tansu Yachts

The strong naval design that has long been associated with the Turkish shipyard Tansu Yachts is unmistakable in its flagship: 43.4m/143ft luxury yacht CYCLONE.

Within her deceptive exterior is a lavish environment that features a 3m tall library created by Diana Yacht Design, while also sleeping 8 guests over 4 cabins.

7. Home – Heesen Yachts

Luxury yacht HOME - Built by Heesen

Luxury yacht HOME – Built by Heesen

Attracting attention for more than one reason, Heesen Yachts‘s 50m/164ft is the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) motor yacht with hybrid propulsion. Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and Cristiano Gatto created her sleek exterior profile and interior living spaces respectively, based on contemporary design trends that use a monochrome palette and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows to maximise views and naturally lit rooms.

8. Pink Gin VI – Baltic Yachts

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Baltic Yachts sailing yacht PINK GIN VI

Hailed as the world’s largest carbon fibre sloop, sailing yacht PINK GIN VI will be unmissable at the Monaco Yacht Show with her bright fuchsia sail. The 54m/177ft silvery-white hull is a design by naval architects Judel/Vrolijk and Design Unlimited created her indoor living spaces, which play with texture to create eye-catching details. Among her features are two topside opening balconies, providing a greater connection to the sea and the nearby landscapes.

9. Seven Sins – Sanlorenzo

Superyacht SEVEN SINS - Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit - Guillaume Plisson

Superyacht SEVEN SINS – Built by Sanlorenzo. Photo credit – Guillaume Plisson

The new flagship and first in the 52Steel line of superyachts for Sanlorenzo, 52m/171ft motor yacht SEVEN SINS uses shape and texture within her minimalist design to create a sophisticated environment. One of her most striking features is a glass-bottomed pool that allows light through into the beach club below. In addition, the port and starboard beach club bulwarks fold down to form a large sunning space close to the water – perfect for drying off after trying out the amazing variety of water toys.

Available for charter in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is the perfect platform to showcase her impressive design and features to potential charter guests and future owners of the 52Steel series.

10. Soprano – Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO - Built by Hakvoort

Luxury yacht SOPRANO – Built by Hakvoort

Combining classic design features with modern design aesthetic, luxury yacht SOPRANO is a traditionally styled superyacht with all the benefits of cutting-edge 21st Century technology. Using mahogany, white lacquer and limestone, this exceptional 38m/126ft motor yacht offers stylish and laid-back interiors while the exterior has plenty of relaxation areas for 8 charter guests.

A PADI Certified Dive Centre, motor yacht SOPRANO offers everyone on board the chance to comprehensively explore a destination, and she is currently available for charter in the Mediterranean.

Special mentions

PLVS VLTRA – Amels

ILUMEN and KALLIENTE – Dominator

JUBILEE – Oceanco

AQUARIUSFeadship

AURORA – Rossinavi

DELTA ONE – Mulder Shipyard

ELSEACerri Cantieri Navali (CCN)

ENDEAVOUR IIRossinavi

GTT115Dynamiq

MAJESTY 100 – Majesty Yachts

MANGUSTA 165 E & MANGUSTA OCEANO 42Mangusta Yachts

MCY105Monte Carlo Yachts

NEW FRONTIERS – Damen Yachts

SORCERESSSouthern Wind

VERTIGETankoa Yachts

WHITE DREAM – Princess Yachts Monaco

With launches expected in October and November, there is even the possibility to be one of the first charter guests aboard a newly launched superyacht for Christmas or New Year.

To find out more about the above yachts and their charter availability, contact the expert brokers at CharterWorld.

Luxury yacht Lucky Me available for Eastern Mediterranean charters

July 18, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

If you are looking for a sultry and elegant new superyacht for Eastern Mediterranean charters, motor yacht LUCKY ME has an excellent pedigree from Baglietto.

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME - Built by Baglietto

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME – Built by Baglietto

Built in 2016, her exterior and interior styling is by renowned designer Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for the internal spaces.

M/Y LUCKY ME was a finalist at the Showboats Design Awards 2017 in 2 categories: Best Interior Layout & Design – Motor Yacht Below 500GT and Best Exterior Design & Styling – Motor Yacht Below 48m, proving her design quality inside and out.

Superyacht LUCKY ME - Main salon

Superyacht LUCKY ME – Main salon

The main salon and formal dining area is a large and bright contemporary space benefiting from floor to ceiling windows spanning down both port and starboard sides.

The formal dining area seats up to 10 guests in elegant modern surroundings for an unforgettable meal surrounded by family and friends and suited to any occasion.

Superyacht LUCKY ME - Skylounge

Superyacht LUCKY ME – Skylounge

Greece, Montenegro and Croatia are filled with fantastic destinations and there are plenty of places on board to watch the changing landscapes: The upper deck aft is a generously large space for alfresco dining in comfort and lounging throughout the day. The bow seating area mirrors the large upper deck aft and whether looking for a quiet morning coffee or a night together under the stars, there is plenty of space for everyone.

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME - Exterior living

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME – Exterior living

Superyacht LUCKY ME has a great selection of water toys: Find out more and contact one of CharterWorld’s friendly brokers.

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME - Master suite

Luxury yacht LUCKY ME – Master suite

The on board accommodation is designed to sleep up to 12 guests over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. An expert crew of 10 will ensure that everyone on board receives a stellar service throughout their time on board.

Motor yacht LUCKY ME is ready for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean from €200,000-€250,000 per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to secure your dates now.

TANKOA To Present Charter Yacht VERTIGE at 2017 MYS

June 29, 2017

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Tankoa Yachts has announced the appearance of its S501 motor yacht VERTIGE at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which will take place from 27th to 30th September. Launched in February 2017, VERTIGE features exterior design and concept by Francesco Paszkowski, who also designed her interiors in collaboration with Margherita Casprini.

TANKOA YACHTS VERTIGE - running shot

TANKOA YACHTS VERTIGE – running shot

VERTIGE - aft deck

VERTIGE – aft deck

VERTIGE main aft dek at sunset

VERTIGE main aft dek at sunset

She is the second unit built by Tankoa Yachts and since her delivery in May, she has been enjoying a busy charter season in the Mediterranean. VERTIGE is a well-balanced vessel, with contemporary design to stand the test of time, offering great indoor/outdoor flow throughout her decks, creating an ideal environment not only for her owners but also charter guests. The spaces have been designed in such way, that the crew can easily carry on with their daily duties without compromising on guests’ privacy.

VERTIGE - Bridge deck

VERTIGE – Bridge deck

Al fresco dining at sunset aboard VERTIGE yacht

Al fresco dining at sunset aboard VERTIGE yacht

“VERTIGE is available for charter in Italy and Croatia for €260,000.00 per week plus expenses in high season and €240,000.00 per week plus expenses in the low season.” 

Sunbathing and sunpads on VERTIGE yacht

Sunbathing and sunpads on VERTIGE yacht

VERTIGE on bridge deck

VERTIGE on bridge deck

Six cabins offer accommodation and comprise one full-beam master suite and a VIP suite on the main deck, and two further VIP suites and two guest staterooms on the lower deck. The upper deck has a gymnasium and home cinema, while additional ‘entertainment’ includes a seven-metre tender and two jet skis stored forward in the tender garage. The yacht’s rescue tender is also located forward.

VERTIGE main saloon and tv

VERTIGE main saloon and tv

VERTIGE main saloon dining area

VERTIGE main saloon dining area

The huge aft deck and the welcoming flybridge are both fabulous areas to enjoy some relaxing time with fellow guests, either lounging on the oversized sun pads, enjoying an al fresco meal or having fun on the lateral three-metre foldout terrace with easy access to the sea.

VERTIGE master suite

VERTIGE master suite

VERTIGE - Master Cabin

VERTIGE – Master Cabin

VERTIGE - master bathroom

VERTIGE – master bathroom

Edoardo Ratto, General Manager of Tankoa Yachts, commented: “Since the very first sea trials, which lasted about eight hours, were simply incredible. Vertige reached a top speed of 16.5 knots at 60% load (about 33,000 litres of fuel and more than 20,000 litres of water). S501 has a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, which really makes a difference when going for Atlantic crossings. There was no vibration at all and the decibel readings were inferior to contracted levels – in the owner’s suite and Vip cabin, levels were below 50 decibels”.

VERTIGE double guest cabin

VERTIGE double guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin

VERTIGE twin guest cabin bathroom

VERTIGE twin guest cabin bathroom

Visit VERTIGE and other beautiful yachts at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show from September 27th until September 30th or contact CharterWorld for more information on her availability for a vacation.

TANKOA motor yacht VERTIGE aerial view

TANKOA motor yacht VERTIGE aerial view

VERTIGE by Tankoa at sunset aft view

VERTIGE by Tankoa at sunset aft view

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.

 

48m luxury yacht Andiamo launched by Baglietto

June 05, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Baglietto has announced the launch of 48m/157ft aluminium displacement yacht ANDIAMO at its shipyard in La Spezia along the Italian Riviera.

Motor yacht ANDIAMO - Built and recently launched by Baglietto

Motor yacht ANDIAMO – Built and recently launched by Baglietto

Built for a Mexican owner, motor yacht ANDIAMO features over 350m² of living spaces from interior and exterior designer Francesco Paszkowski Design, who worked in conjunction with architect Margherita Casprini to create an interior and exterior layout in line with the owner’s vision.

The opulent and contemporary living areas use onyx and lacquered ebony, while a central winding staircase connecting the three decks is made of leather and steel. Among her amenities is a cinema room located on the upper deck that opens out onto two side terraces. As well as alfresco dining on the upper deck aft, the sundeck features an infinity pool with waterfall, an alternative alfresco dining area, a barbeque, grill and bar for refreshments while sunbathing forward of the sundeck.

Superyacht ANDIAMO represents a marked progression for Baglietto on the previous 46m/150ft model on which she is based, increasing visibility from the bridge deck helm through ‘reverse’ glazing and also moving the tender garage forward of the beach club for greater guest living space when in use.

M/Y ANDIAMO will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer before making her public debut in September at the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows.

50m Superyacht Vertige Delivered and Ready for Charter

May 17, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Great news comes from Italy, as Tankoa Yachts deliver their brand new superyacht Vertige and release the first running images of the yacht cruising the waters of Portofino. Motor yacht Vertige was designed by Francesco Paszkowski, with naval architecture by Massimo Visibelli.  More exciting news is that this 50m Italian superyacht has joined the global fleet of charter yachts and will be available this summer in the Western Mediterranean.

TANKOA 501 Luxury superyacht Vertige

TANKOA 501 Luxury superyacht Vertige

Francesco Paszkowski created the elegant and smooth design of the yacht, which makes her stand out from the line of the yachts of the same size. She boasts three large decks and opulent living spaces, designed with the intention of creating close to the sea cruising experience. Vertige offers an ample main deck salon with a lounge and a formal dining. The upper deck has an airy sky lounge and a bridge forward.

Vertige, Tankoa Yachts

Vertige, Tankoa Yachts

The Tankoa S501 Vertige is the result of a coordinated effort between the yard, the owner and our studio”, commented the yacht’s designer Francesco Paszkowski. “We understood each other, perfectly, right from the start of this project which was characterised by in-depth material and design element research and the excellent craftsmanship in the yard. This also included, for the first time on a Tankoa, a plumb bow, giving an indication of the yard’s future direction.”

Lavish accommodation is offered in the following layout: the full-beam master cabin, VIP suite and four guest cabins. A total of 12 charter guests will be taken care of by ten professional crew members.

One of the special features of Vertige is her fold-out balconies in the master cabins and on the aft deck. The interior spaces are bright and lit with plenty of natural light, thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Margherita Casprini, a famous superyacht interior designer, worked on the interior decor, which is best described as contemporary with warm colours.

Motor yacht Vertige

Motor yacht Vertige

Among luxury amenities, there are a gymnasium, home cinema, a 7m tender garage and generous sunbathing spaces. In addition, Vertige carries plenty of water toys to ensure charter guests will enjoy the sunshine and water activities in the finest yachting locations of the Mediterranean.

Motor yacht Vertige is available from $260,000 per week plus expenses. France, Italy, Monaco and Spain are to choose from, where to go on a luxury yacht charter aboard Vertige this summer. Contact our friendly charter brokers now to secure the dates.

Heesen Superyacht Project Antares Sold

May 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Great news comes from Heesen Yachts, as they commission the new 55m superyacht Project Antares to an American client. Also known as Hull Y18455, Project Antares is another Heesen luxury yacht, which takes advantage of the expert knowledge of the leading designers and engineers. Sharp lines and masculine looks were created by Omega Architects, while the leading superyacht designer Francesco Paszkowski developed an elegant interior design concept for this luxury vessel. Project Antares will boast a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Heesen Yachts Project Antares

Heesen Yachts Project Antares

Motor yacht Project Antares will accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Her accommodation layout consists of two full-beam VIP staterooms, two double cabins and the outstanding owner’s apartment of a very generous size.

Project Antares is being built for Heesen’s client, how is very much fond of sportfishing. The idea being Project Antares’s design is to use her as a mothership to the owner’s fishing boat. One or two sportfishing boats can be charged and fueled from superyacht Project Antares.

Francesco Paszkowski commented:

“The style we have created in collaboration with Margherita Casprini for this new Heesen 55 metre couples the aesthetics of the most contemporary Italian design with the ingenious engineering typical of this Dutch shipyard.”

 

Project Antares is scheduled for delivery in November 2018.

Heesen Yachts is one of the leading shipbuilders in the world, for whom 2017 has been a very busy year so far. Heesen 50m superyacht Home was launched less than a month ago. In March 2017 Heesen sold Project Alida, which is expected to be launched this summer. Unveiled in early March, Project Maia is currently under construction as well and is due for completion in 2018.
While this project is underway, you can find out more about Heesen Yachts here and view a selection of their yachts available for charter here.

9 Female Luxury Yacht Interior Designers for International Women’s Day

March 08, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The 8th of March is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the gains made towards women’s equality in workplaces and societies across the world, and to draw attention to current women’s issues and push for greater social change. The yachting industry is filled with female talent, with architects and designers from both sides of the Atlantic creating innovative, bespoke and award-winning designs. The list below is by no means comprehensive but showcases some of the amazing talents of recent years.

Pascale Reymond:

Since opening Reymond Langton Design in 2001, Pascale Reymond and co-founder Andrew Langton have created the impressive interiors of many luxury yachts including  TITAN and SERENE from Abeking & Rasmussen and Fincantieri amongst others.

Superyacht SERENE with interiors by Pascale Raymond

Superyacht SERENE with interiors by Pascale Raymond

Laura Sessa Romboli:

This Italian designer has an established name in the industry, working on turning some of the world’s largest and most expensive yachts from bare hulls into lavish interiors. Amongst these are superyachts MADAME KATE (61m/199ft) and CHOPI CHOPI, the former winning multiple accolades at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2015.

 

MADAME KATE - Main salon by Laura Sessa Ramboli

MADAME KATE – Main salon by Laura Sessa Romboli

Fiona Diamond:

After great success with her first design company specialising in commercial and residential interiors, Fiona Diamond joined the design team at Terence Disdale Design and worked on more than 30 superyacht interiors before establishing Seymour Diamond in 2010. Past projects include prestigious names ECLIPSE, PELORUS, and Feadship‘s ROYAL ROMANCE.

Superyacht ROYAL ROMANCE. Photo credit Jan Ramaker

Superyacht ROYAL ROMANCE. Photo credit Jan Ramaker

Margherita Casprini:

A designer with a few notable launches this year, Margherita Casprini worked on the interior of luxury yachts ALBA and 2016 awards finalist SUERTE, as well as the upcoming Baglietto 55m and the Tankoa S501 in conjunction with Francesco Paszkowski.

Mega yacht SUERTE - Saloon by Margherita Casprini

Mega yacht SUERTE – Saloon by Margherita Casprini

Francesca Muzio:

Interior designer of the Shangri-La Hotel in London’s The Shard and part of the team behind FM- Architettura di Interni Design, Francesca Muzio produced interiors for long established industry names including Amels, Abeking & Rasmussen, Lürssen and Benetti. 65m/213ft POLAR STAR, 50m/164ft EILEEN and 52m/170ft AMORE MIO 2 are some of the luxury charter yachts available on the market that have Francesca Muzio’s effortless style and atmospheric surroundings.

Polar Star owner accommodation - photo Stuart Pearce

Polar Star owner accommodation – photo Stuart Pearce

Sandrine Melot:

Beginning her career in the hotel industry, Sandrine Melot soon expanded her portfolio into restaurants, office spaces, residential properties and superyachts. She debuted in the yachting industry with 34m/1112ft BLUE PRINCESS STAR and took first place in the ‘Semi-Custom M/Y – Open/Sport Cruiser Division’ category, furthering her stellar portfolio with projects including award-winning sailing yacht NIRVANA and awards finalist motor yacht PHILMI.

M/Y PHILMI - Wet bar by Sandrine Melot

M/Y PHILMI – Wet bar by Sandrine Melot

Adriana Monk:

Known for working on ‘interiors in motion’, Adriana Monk has designed for Rolls-Royce, Jaguar and Land Rover. Her focus on forming an environment that is both stylish and functional led to her appointment as interior designer for the 30m/98ft WallyCento Hamilton and her work continues to focus on sailing yachts, particularly those designed for racing.

30m luxury yacht Hamilton - Salon by Adriana Monk

30m luxury yacht Hamilton – Salon by Adriana Monk

Daniela Zulli:

Heading her own design company before joining Terence Disdale Design, Daniela Zulli has been involved in a number of yachting interiors with the company, including M/Y KIBO from 2014 and 147m/482ft TOPAZ from Lürssen.

Abeking & Rasmussen luxury yacht KIBO

Abeking & Rasmussen luxury yacht KIBO

Cristina Gherardi:

From updating high-end retail and residential spaces, Cristina Gherardi has also worked on luxury interiors for jets and yachts, with well-known names such as ODESSA and SAVANNAH amongst others.

84m/274ft superyacht SAVANNAH was one of the most anticipated yachts of 2015 – being launched as the world’s first hybrid propulsion yacht – and won accolades for her engineering and design.

M/Y Savannah - Interior by Cristina Gherardi. Photo credit: Jeff Brown

M/Y Savannah – Interior by Cristina Gherardi. Photo credit: Jeff Brown

 

Baglietto 46M FAST Hits Water in Italy

May 09, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Saturday, 7th May, saw the striking Baglietto 46M FAST superyacht hull number 10221 hit the water in La Spezia, Italy. The 46-metre was designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design and represents an evolution of the previous models while staying true to the brand’s tradition.

Baglietto 46M FAST

Baglietto 46M FAST

The ceremony took place at sunset with the participation of the Baglietto top management and workforce as well as local authorities such as the Major of La Spezia Massimo Federici, the President of Confindustria La Spezia Francesca Cozzani, the President of the Port Authority Lorenzo Forceri.

Baglietto 46M FAST Superyacht

Baglietto 46M FAST Superyacht

The 46M FAST superyacht by Baglietto boasts a streamlined bow and rakish line, resulting in a striking and powerful vessel. Main features include the trapeze-shaped windows that are alternating with rectangular ones, placed on two different levels. The yacht also offers fabulous outdoor area, where guests can enjoy the sun, water or socialise with family and friends.

Launch of Baglietto 46M FAST

Launch of Baglietto 46M FAST

Constructed in aluminium, she was fitted with two MTU 16V4000 diesel engines, providing her with a top speed of 28 knots. She is classified to Lloyd’s Register of Shipping and compliant to MCA standards.