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Duty-Free Karpaz Gate Marina offering safe haven in Northern Cyprus

March 12, 2013

This summer, the duty-free status of Karpaz Gate Marina is expected to take on even greater significance for yacht owners, when Croatia becomes a new member of the European Union.

Karpaz Gate Marina situated in the beautiful yacht charter destination - the Eastern Mediterranean

Karpaz Gate Marina situated in the beautiful yacht charter destination - the Eastern Mediterranean

Northern Cyprus will become one of the last tax havens along the north coast of the Mediterranean when Croatia becomes the 28th member state of the EU on July 1 2013.

Karpaz Gate Marina is the perfect option for boat owners looking to benefit from duty-free status by cutting costs on fuel, technical service and supplies, while the Eastern Mediterranean destination outside the eurozone ensures further general savings on goods and services.

The luxury 300-berth superyacht marina is also a very attractive place for people who wish to keep their yachts in Europe, but not within the European Union, to save the value-added tax on the purchase price.

Long term, the importance of the location of Karpaz Gate Marina will increase if the EU develops as predicted over the next few years, with Albania and Bosnia-Herzegovina expected to join as soon as 2015.

Deniz Akaltan, Harbour Master at Karpaz Gate Marina, said
: “For boat owners who want to hold their boat outside the EU, Karpaz Gate Marina is a very good option due to the savings associated with the tax-free environment and the extensive technical and leisure facilities available for berth holders here.

“There is a huge yachting industry in Croatia, plus people from all over Europe keep their boats there, and now Northern Cyprus and Turkey are almost the last havens for VAT along that whole northern coast of the Mediterranean.”

The duty-free fuel is one of the ways berth holders can cut costs at Karpaz Gate Marina. The price of diesel per litre was approximately €0.80 at Karpaz Gate Marina in March 2013 (subject to change at any time)

The duty-free fuel is one of the ways berth holders can cut costs at Karpaz Gate Marina. The price of diesel per litre was approximately €0.80 at Karpaz Gate Marina in March 2013 (subject to change at any time)

Another factor affecting the location chosen by owners for their boats is a recent crackdown by the Italian tax authority which is targeting boats moored in Italian ports and has already started to drive owners to alternative shores. The government has introduced an ownership tax on boats longer than 10 metres, while the nation’s tax police are reportedly searching yachts and then cross-checking the owners against their declared income ahead of a possible audit.

With the Eastern Mediterranean growing in popularity as a cruising destination, Karpaz Gate Marina is the perfect base for exploring the region. In addition, it is an official port of entry, with multi-lingual staff fluent in Italian, Turkish, French, German and English on hand to assist visitors.

Having completed its first full season in 2012, the marina has outstanding facilities and will officially open its stunning Beach Club this spring which is available to all berth holders and visiting yachts.

Superyachts are already taking advantage of the world class shipyard facilities, on-shore entertainment and concierge services, with the marina able to accommodate yachts up to 55 metres.

This year, marina prices are fixed at 2012 rates and there is also a special lucky 2013 berthing package available, which offers a free lift and launch and free antifouling for boat owners berthing at Karpaz Gate for more than six months. Plus, the 13th month is free for boat owners who book for 12 months.

With its duty-free status intact, Karpaz provides a welcome port financially as well as offering some of the best conditions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

VIP Mega-Yacht Destination Flisvos Marina to participate in Moscow Boat Show 2013

March 12, 2013

Situated in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter location – Greece, the fabulous VIP mega-yacht destination, Flisvos Marina, will be present at this year’s Moscow Boat Show for the very first time.

Flisvos Marina situated in the beautiful summer yacht charter destination - Greece

Flisvos Marina situated in the beautiful summer yacht charter destination - Greece

Only 6 km from the centre of Athens, in Paleo Faliro, Flisvos Marina is Greece’s first exclusive superyacht marina to offer large-scale mooring capacity to mega-yacht owners from Greece and abroad.

Flisvos Marina features 303 berths, more than half of which accommodate luxury yachts of over 35 meters.

Aerial View of Flisvos Marina

Aerial View of Flisvos Marina

These extensive berthing capacities were recently complemented by additional land and high-end commercial properties and facilities for yacht owners and visitors alike.

VIP Mega-Yacht Destination Flisvos Marina by night

VIP Mega-Yacht Destination Flisvos Marina after sunset

Flisvos Marina, apart from its permanent VIP clientele, whose marina selection criteria are quality of services, safety of human life and property, fineness of infrastructure and environmental consciousness, every summer becomes the starting point of transit yachts cruising the Aegean and the Mediterranean.

MAST’s Perimeter Protection System to be available for superyachts

March 11, 2013

The renowned Perimeter Protection System by Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST) will be available for superyachts in the new build as well as refit stage. Having achieved a great success, the system has been put to test on a 70m German built yacht and is now being promoted for uptake amongst others looking for a renowned security system.

MAST

Maritime Asset Security and Training (MAST)

“We are helping designers and manufacturers to design-in a wide range of bespoke security measures both at construction and when they are refurbished,” said David Gates, MAST Technology’s head of sales.

Gates added that MAST Technology, a subsidiary of the security organisation and services provider, has seen a recent upturn in the amount of enquiries from owners for security consultation. In particular as a result of Egypt’s January riots, the company has seen more requests for armed protection in the Suez Canal.

“We’re receiving more requests for security consultations and VIP close protection support from superyacht owners due to the deteriorating security situation in parts of North Africa,” said Gates.

“The Suez Canal is a key route in the seasonal move of superyachts from the Mediterranean and as a result, owners are relying on measures such as armed transit teams to ensure the safe passage of their vessels.”

MAST’s superyacht Perimeter Protection System uses computer stabilized analytics to select, track and alert the yacht’s crew to whoever approaches the yacht unannounced.

It is designed with three layers of integrated intruder detection operated through a touch‐screen interface. Its 360 degree field of vision make it able to detect approaching craft at distances of over 400 metres.

Blueprint Marine opens new superyacht crew training facility at Marina Barcelona 92

March 11, 2013

Blueprint Marine is thrilled to announce the opening of its new superyacht crew training facility at Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92). This fabulous superyacht marina is situated in the popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Barcelona in Spain.

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The newly recognised Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre will provide RYA training in Powerboats and Personal Water Craft (PWC/Jetski) from beginner to instructor level and will  also assist yachts with their training and recognition needs for becoming RYA recognised training centres (PWC) themselves.

Blueprint Marine′s exciting collaboration with MB’92 makes Barcelona the leading location for superyacht repair and refit, and now also crew training.

Blueprint Marine is proud to have been instrumental in the development of marine training with numerous superyacht clients over the last 5 years, with RYA instructor and crew training and RYA centre development. The opening of the new facility in Barcelona, paired with a Blueprint′s UK training centre in Bristol, means Blueprint will be offering a much larger range of professional qualifications over the coming years, starting in 2013 with RYA Powerboat/PWC, STCW95 Emergency First Aid, RYA First Aid and RYA Shore based courses.

Blueprint Marine Principal and Director Chris Eades said: “We pride ourselves in developing with the industry and focusing on delivering the most professional and up to date solutions available. Barcelona is an exciting development for us and we thank MB’92 for choosing us as their main collaborator. We can now continue to offer our bespoke services to the Superyacht industry anywhere in the world with the additional benefit of a base location perfectly placed for RYA and MCA training of all levels. Our aim has been and will always be to deliver a training solution that fits the needs of the client and delivers at the highest possible level”.

Pepe García-Aubert, Managing Director of MB’92 comments: “We are delighted with Blueprint and highly value their professionalism. This collaboration will enable us to provide our clients with yet another valuable service while the yachts are in our facilities or in Barcelona area”.

Grand Harbour Marina providing number of events throughout the year

March 08, 2013

Positioned in the fabulous yacht charter destination – Malta, Grand Harbour Marina provides the discerning owner and crew with a perfectly central location to berth their yacht in the Mediterranean. Situated just south of Sicily and only 150 nautical miles from Africa, Malta features a sunny and hot climate, with a cooling breeze. It also boasts plenty of cultural attractions, from rich maritime history to Arabic influenced architecture.

Grand Harbour Marina situated in the beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter location - Malta

Grand Harbour Marina situated in the beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter location - Malta

Throughout the year there are a number of events of note, from the Malta International Fireworks Festival at Grand Harbour Marina, from 26 – 30 April to the Malta Summer Arts Festival from 30 June – 14 July.

The island also plays host to a plethora of nautical events, including the Trophée Bailli de Suffren. Considered by many to be the Mediterranean’s most beautiful yacht race, it features an extraordinary collection of classic yachts. As the main sponsors of the event Camper & Nicholsons’ Grand Harbour Marina will welcome yachts on their completion of the race (between 22 June – 3 July).

Trophee Bailli de Suffren

Trophee Bailli de Suffren

The Rolex Middle Sea Race starts from Grand Harbour Marina on 19 October. This offshore classic follows a 606 nautical mile course around Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, the Egadi Islands, Pantelleria and Lampedusa, and back to the finish line in Malta’s Marsamxett Harbour.

It may not be a nautical event, but one that should not be missed is the Medina Grand Prix from 10 – 13 October. Throughout the weekend spectators are invited to view collections of historic and classic cars including Static Car Exhibitions.

Rolex Middle Sea Race with historic Malta as the backdrop

Rolex Middle Sea Race with historic Malta as the backdrop

Away from the English-style seaside resorts, this small island packs a lot of charm, from its elegant harbours and sophisticated dining, to vibrant events and attractions.

New dealer network for Monte Fino Europe

March 08, 2013

After a very successful Boot Düsseldorf 2013, which saw the world premiere of the long-range eco-friendly motor yacht ecHo 85, Monte Fino Europe has now presented its new line-up of distributors, covering the entire length of the Mediterranean. Palma de Mallorca remains the centre for the European sales and service organisation, but to that have now been added dealerships in mainland Spain, South of France, Italy as well as Turkey.

Monte Fino ecHo 85 superyacht

Monte Fino ecHo 85 superyacht

“Existing Monte Fino owners can now enjoy local support in all the major cruising areas of the Mediterranean,” said Monte Fino Europe’s Nigel Stevens, “while prospective buyers in those regions will be able to meet with our knowledgeable representatives to discover the advantages of the new model line-up and discuss purchasing opportunities.”

The new distributors are: East Marine SL on Spain’s Costa Brava, MS Yachts on France’s Cote d’Azur, Top Yachts srl in Italy and Aquavizyon in Turkey.

The Monte Fino 76 Flybridge yacht and the ecHo 85 superyacht that were on show at Düsseldorf are now on the move to Palma and from Easter will be available for customers to experience for themselves by appointment.

Monte Fino 76 yacht

Monte Fino 76 yacht

2013 was the first year that Monte Fino Europe has attended Boot Düsseldorf, and with two of the largest yachts there, the brand attracted a good deal of attention. “The reception was exceptional,” continued Nigel Stevens, “with a continuous stream of visitors from the first day to the last. We are now following up on the many expressions of interest that we received and feel very positive about our prospects for the year ahead.”

Monte Fino built its first yacht nearly 30 years ago and since then has continuously updated its designs to meet the needs of its international client base. 2013 sees it developing additional new models for both its flybridge and ecHo ranges, and it has recently introduced 32m and 35m luxury, tri-deck motoryachts by Mulder Yacht Design.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts built by Monte Fino.

The role of Marina Projects in the expansion of Porto Montenegro

March 07, 2013

Marina Projects is thrilled to continue their on-going partnership with Adriatic Marinas as construction work starts on their Phase 2 designs, which will see Porto Montenegro superyacht marina almost double in size.

Porto Montenegro Superyacht Marina situated in a beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Montenegro

Porto Montenegro Superyacht Marina situated in a beautiful Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Montenegro

Over the past 18 months, Marina Project’s has worked with Porto Montenegro to assess the market in detail and develop designs that will see the marina expand through the construction of new jetties and pontoons, increasing berth numbers from 250 to 470. Once Phase 2 is complete, the marina will have the capacity to berth a significant number of the world’s largest superyachts, with 136 berths over 30m on modern, purpose built jetties.

Porto Montenegro will also incorporate one of the most advanced fuel berths in the world, capable of fuelling vessels over 100m alongside and dispensing fuel at a rate of 1000 litres per minute. These combined features will further cement Porto Montenegro’s enviable position in the market.

Tony Browne CMM, Marina Director, commented, “Marina Projects continue to play a vital role in the development of Porto Montenegro.  They enable us to push the boundaries and take advantage of the technologies available. We strive to be the marina of choice for yachts of all sizes and classes and therefore need to be a leading force in our industry. Marina Projects help us achieve that objective.”

Porto Montenegro Superyacht Marina by night

Porto Montenegro Superyacht Marina by night

Working alongside engineers and architects, Marina Projects has worked with Adriatic Marinas since inception in 2007, advising on all aspects from initial concept and design through to the year-long Phase 2 tender process. This period was concluded in January 2013 with the appointment of Montenegrin construction firm Yu Briv d.o.o. and Marina Projects’ David Holifield, has since been engaged by Adriatic Marinas to project manage the build. His presence will enable a seamless transition through Phase 2 as he draws on his detailed knowledge of the earlier tender stages and design process.  The completion of works is planned for spring 2014.

Marina Projects’ Director Geoff Phillips, commented, “Porto Montenegro is an exciting development for all involved and we are very pleased to have a successful long-standing relationship with Adriatic Marinas and the Porto Montenegro team. This project has provided the perfect opportunity for our team of experts to combine their experience and knowledge in order to produce one of the best marinas in the world.”

C&N Marinas offering two superyacht berths for the price of one

February 28, 2013

With luxury superyacht marinas across the world, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas are providing yachts owners with the opportunity to save thousands by owning a berth in fabulous yacht charter destinations – the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean, at one attractive price. The package is applicable for berths from 30m to 60m at Port Louis Marina, Grenada and Porto San Rocco, Italy.

Porto San Rocco Marina situated in a popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Italy

Porto San Rocco Marina situated in a popular Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Italy

Camper & Nicholsons luxury marinas are the destinations of choice for the discerning yacht owner, operator and captain. Now, thanks to these special berth prices, there is the opportunity to own sister-berths in key central Mediterranean and southern Caribbean homeports.

Porto San Rocco in Italy is an ideal base for those cruising the Adriatic, Croatian and Slovenian coasts as well as Northern Italy. Set in a picturesque and fully pedestrianized village designed by acclaimed architect Luigi Vietti, the marina offers world class yachting facilities and 546 fully serviced berths. With a warm climate throughout the year and within easy reach of four international airports, Porto San Rocco is an attractive choice for many owners.

In Grenada, Port Louis Marina is fast becoming the yachting capital of the Caribbean and with unspoilt cruising grounds, secluded coves and beaches safely below the hurricane belt and a host of sporting activities it’s no surprise. Grenada also has direct flight access to key cities around the world, such as London, Miami, New York and Toronto, making it an ideal base for owners to berth their yachts. At Port Louis, owners will experience world-class amenities and services of the highest standard in an authentic Caribbean atmosphere.

Port Louis Marina situated in a fabulous Caribbean yacht charter location - Grenada

Port Louis Marina situated in a fabulous Caribbean yacht charter location - Grenada

Throughout the year both the Caribbean and Mediterranean are popular cruising grounds for yachtsmen and women, and with this incredibly attractive offering from Camper & Nicholsons Marinas owners can save thousands.

Ferretti Custom Line 124′ Hull N°4 Yacht launched

February 26, 2013

The prestigious Italian luxury yacht builder, Ferretti, has launched the flagship yacht of the Ferretti Group’s brand line – the Ferretti Custom Line 124′ #4 yacht. The launch has taken place in Ancona, Italy, on the 19th February, with the vessel representing the largest yacht ever constructed by Ferretti Custom Line. Once onboard furnishings and all necessary technical operations have been completed, the Custom Line 124′ hull n°4 superyacht will head off to Turkey. The delivery is scheduled for the end of March, marking an absolute debut of Ferretti Custom Line on this important Mediterranean market.

Ferretti Custom Line 124' superyacht - Hull 4

Ferretti Custom Line 124' superyacht - Hull 4

Ferretti Custom Line 124’#4 yacht – once again the outcome of the close cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYTD – Advanced Yacht Technology & Design (Ferretti Group’s research and naval design centre) – can boast an entirely white hull and onboard spaces fully customised to the tastes of the Owner, who wanted to add an original touch to the interiors and, together with the AYTD designers, has chosen a series of decor solutions selecting some of the leading Italian brands. Such extraordinary customisation possibilities are one of the distinguishing features of Ferretti Custom Line, a brand that has always set the Owner’s wishes as its main priority, aiming to offer its Customers a “truly tailored sea experience”.

“We are particularly satisfied with the launch and the forthcoming delivery of this model in Turkey - explains Karin Paggi, Ferretti Custom Line’s EMEA Sales Manager – because they confirm this country’s interest for our products. Turkey is indeed one of the leading markets for the Ferretti Group in the whole Mediterranean basin, where we have been present for over 15 years with many Ferretti Custom Line models that have always been widely appreciated”.

The exterior of the yacht features racy, slender, elegant lines – distinctive signs of all maxi yachts of the Ferretti Group brand – further enhanced by a wide glazed surface along the main deck and by another functional-aesthetic innovative solution at the height of the salon: a system of glass surfaces that can be converted into sliding doors and a collapsible gunwale on both broadsides allowing to obtain exclusive private terraces overlooking the sea. A unique, unmistakable feature of this Ferretti Custom Line 124′ superyacht’s fourth hull is the colour chosen by the Owner for the hull: pure white, like the sea foam.

The interiors of the Ferretti Custom Line 124’#4 yacht stand out for their contemporary, completely restyled design, in which fine materials play a crucial role: precious Canaletto walnut wood, polished lacquered panels in shades of ecru, and ivory-shade leather for the walls and the furniture; bleached oak parquet flooring on the main deck, in the lobby of the lower deck and on the upper deck, alternating with soft fitted FloorToHeaven carpeting in the master cabin and the cabins on the lower deck. Not to mention the fine marble found in the bathrooms.

Ferretti Custom Line 124 hull 4 Yacht

Ferretti Custom Line 124 hull 4 Yacht launch

MAIN DECK

Ferretti Custom Line motor yacht 124’#4 features particularly generous spaces starting in the cockpit, where the Owner decided to customise the lounge area with the Zendo model of the Manutti line: two sand coloured armchairs and sofa plus a matching square-shaped, modern-style pouf.

The spacious salon is free of any obstacles and allows the eye to sweep freely across it. Large windows and the wide side glazed surfaces ensure incredible brightness and increase the sense of spaciousness and continuity between the interiors and the exteriors. The side glazing, on both sides, opens onto the sidedecks, where the electric-hydraulic collapsible platforms can be converted into terraces offering a unique, exclusive view over the sea.

The living area is furnished with two large L-shaped sofas with lacquered frame and fabric linings and two coffee tables built in the same wood as the boat with a sanded, extra-light-shade glass base. To the right is a lacquered solid-wood and leather unit which contains a 52” TV with pop-up system. This layout leaves a wide central passage free, leading to the opening glazed doors. Moreover, the Owner has chosen to complete this area with a brandy-shade carpet, FloorToHeaven – Kover Buro “Orbit” model.

Continuing towards the bow, the lunch area can be found, fitted with a custom-made large (2m x 2m) square table in Macassar ebony wood and glass in the central part, specially designed by AYTD. The table can seat up to 10-12 people and is completed by black-frame/white seat Flip model chairs by Poliform.

The Owner of the Ferretti Custom Line 124’#4 has decided to customise the central part of the boat by extending the area used for the galley, which is furnished with kitchen units by Ernestomeda in light grey satinized glass with quartz worktops and Bosch professional appliances.

The spacious Owner area can be found at the bow, where great brightness is ensured by the large glazing along both broadsides. This area is divided into a working zone and the bedroom, featuring a sepia-colour leather and gun barrel-colour frame Archibald armchair and footrest by Poltrona Frau. The Owner, from Turkey, decided to have the night area customised with a leather-lined wall by Foglizzo, on which a “wall of leaves” has been outlined using the laser drawing technique to obtain a more natural setting.

The cabin is completed by the bathroom with large shower, characterised by the exclusive materials selected by the Owner and, particularly, by the Silk Georgette Dark single marble block used for the washbasin, further enriched by Fir taps and Dornbracht accessories.

LOWER DECK

The lower deck is divided into the guest area, to which access is gained through the passage room beside the galley, and the crew quarters – completely separated from the other private areas –, that can be reached from the staircase coming from the galley on the main deck.

The four guest cabins can benefit from plenty of light thanks to the large upright-free hull glazing. The two VIP double cabins are located astern, while the two cabins with twin beds and Pullman beds can be found towards the bow. All cabins are ensuite with separate shower box.

Functional solutions have also been implemented for the crew area layout: besides the galley with dinette, the crew quarters also feature a large storage-laundry room and a cabin with desk area for the Captain. There is also a hostess cabin and, at the extreme bow, two twin cabins with bunk beds. Each cabin is fitted with a private head with shower.

UPPER DECK

On the upper deck the 124’ can show its unique style to the fullest thanks to a new concept of lounge area, whereby the latter becomes an area entirely devoted to relaxation featuring a painstaking care for both the interiors and the outdoor spaces. The panoramic salon has been fitted with bleached oak parquet flooring and offers all guests the opportunity to enjoy a really unique view over the sea from a privileged position thanks to the spherical glazing extending along the entire width of the yacht. To further enhance the elegance and refinement of this area, the Owner has chosen a cream-shade FloorToHeaven – Kover Buro “Orbit” cover featuring a cocoa-colour braided decoration.

The spacious conversation and entertainment area is characterised by a U-shaped sofa in ecru shades with a coffee table in the centre and a unit with pop-up TV system. The glass door provides access to the cockpit, furnished with a custom-made, natural teak lunch table with white Corian inserts seating up to 10-12 guests, seats with fabric cushions and a fully-equipped grill area protected from the sun by the flying bridge structure. Towards the stern, a Spa Pool tub is surrounded by perimeter seating and a large sunbathing area. A tender can be stored at far stern, using a davit complete with protective casing, while towards the bow the lounge has made room for the helm station, featuring a sofa and a charting area. Outdoor, on both flying bridge deck, there are two control stations making manoeuvres far easier.

SUN DECK AND BOW

A second steering station can be found on the sun deck. Behind it is the sunbathing area with a large, comfortable sun pad. Besides this area, this yacht can boast many other areas specifically devoted to relaxation in the open air: a wide sunbathing area can indeed be found on the deckhouse, and another one covers a peak at the bow, while on the main deck, at the extreme bow, guests will be free to sunbathe enjoying the utmost privacy even when the yacht is moored in marinas. Underneath this area there is a garage where a small service tender can be stored.

TECHNOLOGY AND PROPULSION SYSTEM

The motor yacht 124’#4 is equipped with an excellent onboard propulsion system, ensuring outstanding performances thanks to two MTU 3184mhp or 3510mhp engines. The more powerful engines allow to reach a cruising speed of 23.5 knots and a maximum speed of 27 knots. Last-generation solutions have also been implemented for the instrumentation ensuring on-board safety and comfort, such as the Furla.Net monitoring and control system and the four Mitsubishi ARG (Anti Rolling Gyro) stabilisers, installed exclusively on many Ferretti Group yachts, which reduce rolling by over 50%.

ONBOARD HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

Upon request by the Owner, XTR Sonance loudspeakers have been installed in all Ferretti Custom Line 124’ #04′s outdoor areas. In order to ensure easy connection from the Mac Mini installed in the salon or from iPhone/iPad, the Seamphony Area audio device has been selected, a system that, together with the Airport Express wi-fi base, allows, for instance, to choose one’s favourite music tracks and play them in several areas, easily adjust the volume, or even display a plotter view of the yacht on the various onboard TV screens or on the touchscreen devices available. Moreover, an efficient RTI home automation system has been installed on the yacht, allowing to control all onboard sophisticated technological systems by means of a dedicated remote control or from an i-Pad: from lights and curtains to the audio&video system all the way to air conditioning and the crew call function.

Online “home port” for Mercedes Benz-styled and Silver Arrows Granturismo yacht goes live

February 26, 2013

Yesterday, February 25, saw a new website for a new standard of luxury motor yacht go live. This represents the new online “home port” for the highly anticipated Mercedes Benz-styled Granturismo yacht tender by Silver Arrows Marine.

New website for Mercedez Benz-styled Granturismo yacht tender by Silver Arrows Marine

New website for Mercedez Benz-styled Granturismo yacht tender by Silver Arrows Marine

Dubbed the Granturismo of the seas for its automotive design cues and advanced technologies, work on the first Silver Arrows Marine 14m Granturismo superyacht tender is progressing well – just how well can be seen from the website’s array of videos, articles and drawings.

As well as regular updates on progress, the site contains information on the new company and on the illustrious designers, engineers and boat builders who are bringing the yacht to life. As work proceeds, special features will be added detailing the many innovations of the 14m Granturismo yacht tender, a fusion of innovation and elegance that will banish traditional compromises of this class of boat and usher in a whole new luxury lifestyle experience.

Areas of the site are dedicated to Mercedes-Benz Style and detail its involvement with the project, and also to Porto Montenegro – Silver Arrows Marine’s home port and one of the best cruising grounds in the Mediterranean basin. There is a press room section with all the latest media reports and a link providing easy access to key Silver Arrows Marine personnel.

The design of the website echoes that of the 14m Granturismo superyacht tender itself: stylish, powerful, easy to handle and very easy to navigate…

“We wanted a website that accurately captured who we are and what we are trying to achieve, and we have got exactly that,” said Ron Gibbs, Silver Arrows Marie Chairman. “The site is as enticing as the boat itself and clearly shows the passion everyone has for this exciting project.”