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The Monaco Yacht Show is held annually in September at Port Hercules, Monaco. This is the largest superyacht sales boats show in the world. It brings together international yachting professionals and private individuals interested in purchasing a yacht. The yacht companies and individuals usually in attendance showing their latest offerings are yacht brokers, designers, luxury yacht builders, equipment suppliers.

The Monaco Yacht Show is the only yacht show worldwide which is exclusively devoted to large superyachts for sale which are of at least 25 meters in length bigger. It is the largest floating superyacht display in Europe and the most important showcase for superyachts anywhere in the world.

Amels and H2 Yacht design unveil 111-metre superyacht concept ahead of Monaco Yacht Show

September 21, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Amels and exterior designers H2 Yacht Design have provided details on a 111-metre luxury yacht concept by the name of POLLUX.

Superyacht POLLUX concept image from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Superyacht POLLUX concept image from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Voluminous interiors are balanced by an exterior design that emphasises outdoor living on the extensive aft decks, and there is a large swimming pool on the main deck aft for guests to enjoy while berthed in city locations and while in transit. When not in use as a helipad, the bow of motor yacht POLLUX can be used for sunbathing or for outdoor exercise.

Luxury yacht POLLUX - Profile

Luxury yacht POLLUX – Profile

“Our ambition was a design that drew on the AMELS DNA and heritage, but didn’t simply reproduce existing details,” H2 Yacht Design Director Jonny Horsfield commented. “We have looked forward to the future design direction of the AMELS fleet, whilst maintaining a timeless look that captures the pinnacle of AMELS yacht building.”

M/Y POLLUX from Amels - Swim platform

M/Y POLLUX from Amels – Swim platform

The svelte exterior of luxury yacht POLLUX is produced by uninterrupted line that give the decks the appearance of floating bands. A contrasting paint scheme of pale metallic silver against gloss black ensures that she is equally at ease with attending formal events as lively parties in such destinations as the Balearic Islands or the Dalmatian Coast. Once built, the 4,750 Gross Tonnage superyacht will have 7 decks and is expected to be Passenger Yacht Code compliant.

“Our top team of yacht building experts has long experience collaborating with world-renowned designers and architects,” AMELS Design Manager Hans Konings commented. “We have a deep understanding of shipbuilding and our strong connections with classification societies and flag states. However you imagine your AMELS Full Custom yacht, you can be sure of the most advanced design and engineering with the absolute highest AMELS quality.”

Luxury yacht POLLUX concept - Aft deck amenities

Luxury yacht POLLUX concept – Aft deck amenities

One of the crowning features of the design is the sundeck, where up to 20 guests can enjoy incredible panoramic views from the alfresco lounge complete with firepit for bracing spring and autumn nights, plus a pool to cool off in during the hottest days of the year.

The concept will be available to view as a 2-metre scale model at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September).

Aerial view of Motor yacht POLLUX concept from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Aerial view of Motor yacht POLLUX concept from Amels and H2 Yacht Design

Specifications:

  • Build AMELS Full Custom
  • Designer exterior H2 Yacht Design
  • Naval architecture AMELS
  • Length overall 111.70 metres (366 ft)
  • Length waterline 101.00 metres (331 ft)
  • Beam (midships) 16.10 metres (52 ft)
  • Depth (midships) 8.10 metres (27 ft)
  • Draught (full load) 4.30 metres (14 ft)
  • Displacement 4,000 tonnes
  • Guests 20
  • Crew 47 + Captain
  • Speed (Maximum) 17 knots
  • Speed (Cruising) 13 knots
  • Range @13 knots 6,000 nautical miles
  • Gross Tonnage 4,750 GT

Dynamiq yachts launches 35 metre superyacht GTT 115

September 20, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Dynamiq Yachts has announced the launch of the GTT 115 ahead of the Monaco Yacht Show, taking place from the 27th-30th of September. Built in collaboration with Studio F.A. Porsche, the GTT 115 follows Dynamiq Yachts’s design principle of building next-generation yachts:

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

The GTT 115 was recently launched ahead of her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show

“Taking the spirit of high-performance sports car styling to the high seas, the Dynamiq GTT 115 is designed to appeal to car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance,” says Roland Heiler, CEO of Studio F. A. Porsche.

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

Motor yacht GTT 115 preparing for launch at the Dynamiq Yachts shipyard

“The launch is the culmination of a long process of design and development to introduce a new kind of superyacht to the market,” commented Dynamiq CEO Sergei Dobroserdov.

“GTT 115 is undoubtedly the most advanced superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show with her round-bilge hull form, podded propulsion, Hull Vane and exclusively developed stabilization system with 4 fins and interceptors. Her bespoke hybrid system with 3 variable-speed generators are tributes to our strong belief in the sustainable future of yachting…We decided to limit production to 7 units to make the GTT 115 a true collector’s item.”

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

Aft view of Dynamiq Yachts and Studio F.A. Porsche collaboration, superyacht GTT 115

The 35 metre GTT 115 is capable of cruising at 21 knots and has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. She will be available for viewing in front of the Monaco Yacht Club, where Dynamiq has an exclusive showroom. 39m/128ft superyacht JETSETTER will also be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, and a tender will be available to shuttle VIP guests between the two superyachts.

Adventure support yacht ‘Project Echo’ unveiled

September 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Australian builder Echo Yachts has revealed its latest superyacht concept: An adventure support yacht named ‘PROJECT ECHO’. Incat Crowther have designed her naval architecture, while, Bannenberg & Rowell Design will create her living spaces.

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts, in collaboration with Bannenberg & Rowell Design, Incat Crowther and Triton Submarines

PROJECT ECHO features a catamaran hull, which has seen strong interest on the market from both superyacht owners and captains due to the design’s superior stability, larger living spaces and greater storage capacity.

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Upper aft deck for PROJECT ECHO concept

Designed as a vessel to appeal to the adventure charter market and support vessel markets, ECHO will have an L.O.A. of 50m/164ft and come in under 500GT. Among her features is a Caley A-frame submarine Launch and Recovery System (LARS) and a helicopter landing pad, while launch and retrieval of the craft is provided by a secondary 12 tonne knuckle boom crane. There is also a cargo dead-weight carry capacity of 40 tonnes with an integrated deck cargo transfer rail/tie-down system, dedicated undercroft protection and technical lockers for the submarines.

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Aft view of PROJECT ECHO from Echo Yachts

Echo Yachts also provides customisation options for the technical equipment, layout for amenities and living areas, and interior and exterior finishes. The shipyard will be available at the Monaco Yacht Show to discuss project details further.

Video: Expedition yacht Ocean King 130 named Genesia and delivered to owners

September 15, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The third hull from the Italian shipyard Ocean King, the Ocean King 130, has been delivered to her new owners and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show running form the 27th-30th of September.

Explorer yacht GENESIA - First hull in the Ocean King 130 range

Explorer yacht GENESIA – First hull in the Ocean King 130 range

Named GENESIA, the 40m/131ft flagship has a gross tonnage of 650 and is constructed entirely of steel. Designed as an expedition yacht for oceanic conditions, she is capable of handling rough seas while providing comfortable surroundings for 10-12 guests across 5-6 cabins.

Explorer yacht GENESIA comes with a number of amenities for exploration and entertaining, including a touch-and-go helipad, extensive exterior living spaces and a beach club. The interiors are designed by Andrea Vallicelli and Cantieri Navali Chioggia (CNC) created her naval architecture.

Video credit: Cantieri Navali Chioggia via Ocean King

Twin CAT C32 970kW engines provide a top speed of 13.5 knots and she has a cruising speed of 12 knots with a range of 7,500 nautical miles. The second hull is currently available for purchase in the unusual currency of Bitcoins and is priced at Ƀ 3846.

Luxury yacht Endeavour 2 delivered and attending Monaco Yacht Show

September 12, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Rossinavi has announced the delivery of superyacht ENDEAVOUR 2, a 50m/164ft full displacement superyacht with an aluminium hull and superstructure.

Luxury yacht ENDURANCE 2 - Built by Rossinavi and launched and delivered in 2017

Luxury yacht ENDURANCE 2 – Built by Rossinavi and launched and delivered in 2017

Among her amenities is an aft deck with a large pool, a beach club and an upper deck with a spacious bow and plenty of sun loungers on the aft for resting after a large alfresco lunch.

Reduced noise levels and excellent fuel efficiency is achieved through Diesel-electric Rolls Royce Azipod propulsion, which combined with 2 x Cat C32 engines allow her to achieve a top speed of 16 knots.

The accommodation layout consists of 5 cabins to sleep up to 10 guests, which includes a full-beam Master suite. Motor yacht ENDEAVOUR 2 will be available for viewing this September at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Specifications:

L.O.A: 49.90m/163.7ft

Beam: 8.8m/28.9ft

Draft: 2.20m/7.2ft

Propulsion gen sets: 2 x CGT/Caterpillar C32 Acert – 2 x 952 ekW (1190 kVA) @ 60 Hz

Azimuthing pods: 2 x Rolls Royce US 105 P9 CRP

Max speed: 16 knots

Cruising speed, at abt. ½ load condition: 12 knots

Range (at approximately 12 knots): ~5,000 Nm

Gross Tonnage: < 500 GT

Naval Architecture: Arrabito Naval Architects

Exterior Design: Team For Design – Enrico Gobbi

Interior Design: Achille Salvagni

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.

Nuvolari-Lenard designed MCY 96 to be unveiled at Cannes Yachting Festival

September 11, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The MCY 96 superyacht designed by Nuvolari-Lenard for Monte Carlo Yachts will be on display at three yacht shows this autumn: the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Genoa International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show.

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Fitting between the multi-award-winning 105 and the popular 86 superyachts in terms of scale, Nuvolari-Lenard was challenged with creating a fresh idea for the appearance and layout of the MCY 96. The latest hull is the seventh model from Monte Carlo Yachts and Nuvolari-Lenard collaborations, with the latter producing a cohesive interior and exterior style while the yard worked on her naval architecture and engineering.

Motor yacht MCY 96 - Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Motor yacht MCY 96 – Main salon. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

“Through the MCY 96, we sought to identify a common thread that links all of our Monte Carlo Yachts models, so they would be identifiable as a family, regardless of the overt style and technicalities,” said Carlo Nuvolari of Nuvolari-Lenard.

“That common thread was beauty, and the sensation felt by those who see the yachts and cannot forget them. Beauty is found in balanced design and harmony in proportions, not aggressive lines or those that merely suggest speed. Beauty is never restricted by the narrow rules of architecture and design, but it is found in the feelings of those who experience something that we have designed.”

Luxury yacht MCY 96 - Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Luxury yacht MCY 96 – Fold down balcony on the main deck. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Described by Monte Carlo Yachts as “a symbol of the company’s vision and strategy for the future”, the MCY 96 features high bulwarks, and bright interiors from the application of floor-to-ceiling windows, side balconies and skylights to create a greater connection with the outside world.

MCY 96 - Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Bow lounge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Future MCY owners have the choice of 6 internal layouts with greater customisation available on request. The Owner’s suite is placed upon the main deck, where there is a spacious main lounge that leads onto the aft deck where guests can watch the changing landscape from the seating on the stern. Alternatively, the bow holds two lounge areas and a generous sunpad for making the most of peaceful sunny days.

MCY 96 - Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

MCY 96 – Owners suite. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Four further guest cabins of equal size are located on the lower deck. Forward of the guest accommodation, there is a crew area which consists of a galley and accommodation for up to 6 crew members.

Superyacht MCY 96 - Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

Superyacht MCY 96 – Flybridge. Photo credit Monte Carlo Yachts

See the MCY superyacht up close when she makes her debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival on the 12th-17th of September, after which she will attend the Genoa International Boat Show (21-26 September) then the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30 September) to end the season.

Tansu Yachts delivers superyacht Project Cyclone

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Tansu Yachts has announced the successful delivery of their 43.7m/143ft superyacht know as PROJECT CYCLONE, following her launch in early August.

Military-styled superyacht PROJECT CYCLONE - Recently delivered and built by Tansu Yachts

Military-styled superyacht PROJECT CYCLONE – Recently delivered and built by Tansu Yachts

Tansu Yachts has created her form following the strong military appearance the shipyard is famous for, with a plumb bow, angular hull and small rectangular windows along the lower deck. Styled by Diana Yacht Design, M/Y CYCLONE features a 3m tall library and can accommodate up to 8 guests over 4 cabins: 1 Owner’s suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. Her top speed of 21 knots is provided by twin Caterpillar C32 engines.

Currently the flagship for the yacht, CYCLONE will be replaced by PROJECT ORCA once launched, which is 0.3m/1ft longer. PROJECT CYCLONE will be available for viewing at the Monaco Yacht Show at the end of September.

Amels and Damen to display four superyachts at the Monaco Yacht Show

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Amels has announced that it will be showcasing 74m/243ft superyacht NEW SECRET at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Motor yacht NEW SECRET from Amels will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show

Few details have been released about the interior layout and amenities of the luxury yacht, which will be one of the largest on display at the event. Exterior designer Tim Heywood was responsible for the outer living spaces aboard NEW SECRET, while the interior is the work of the owner’s requested designer, Winch Design.

Amels superyacht LILI - Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

Amels superyacht LILI – Photo credit Jeff Brown for Imperial

55m/180ft M/Y LILI will also be on show, having recently entered the charter market in the Mediterranean in time for the peak summer season.

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Luxury yacht NEW FRONTIERS from Damen

Damen will also be in attendance with support vessels 55m/180ft NEW FRONTIERS and 70m/277ft GAME CHANGER, which were launched earlier in the year.

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

Damen support vessel luxury yacht GAME CHANGER

The Monaco Yacht Show will take place from the 27th-30th of September and marks the end of the summer yachting season.

Feadship launches dive-focussed custom superyacht Samaya

September 06, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Feadship has announced the launch of 69m/226ft expedition yacht SAMAYA, a custom vessel designed for world-wide cruising and diving in some of the world’s most remote and unexplored regions.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Expedition yacht SAMAYA at the Feadship yard

Created to a brief that called for autonomous function for extended periods at sea, superyacht SAMAYA epitomises the purpose of an explorer yacht and will head into uncharted regions with the goal of enabling scientists and the media to draw attention to rare and exotic species and the critical environments that they inhabit.

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

The dedicated dive centre in the aft of MY SAMAYA

Among her facilities is a dedicated dive room in the stern that features a teal coloured floor, a metal and wood ceiling and plenty of space for a nitrox-enriched air system and benches and shelves placed for efficient operations.

To reach dive spots surrounded by reefs or mangroves that SAMAYA cannot enter, there are 2 tenders of 8.8m and 7.2m respectively. These will be stored in a main deck tender garage and launched through large side doors.
To aid in recovery from a dive, the main deck aft features a flat-bottomed plunge pool that can be heated to aid in the body’s recovery from cold-water dives. The interiors can also be heated up to 30°C instead of the usual 25°C for the same reason.

The living spaces are styled by Redman Whiteley Dixon with influences from multiple cultures that hold a fondness for the owner, including an ethnic lounge on the bridge deck that also acts as a media room for playing recently recorded dives. The guest suites were designed for and by the owner’s children and boast bespoke furnishings and individualised colour schemes.

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA - Mast

Feadship motor yacht SAMAYA – Mast

The sundeck has been designed to provide a large platform for receiving large numbers of guests and the extensive outdoor space is crowned with two resting beds placed against the mast arch. With their own ventilation system, this resting spot can be closed off from the rest of the world by a curtain to create a quiet alcove after an underwater adventure.

Completed in less than three years, superyacht SAMAYA represents the strong work ethic and technical capabilities of a world-renowned luxury yacht builder. Feadship director Bas Nederpelt remembers meeting with the client to discuss the brief:

“After joining us at the 2014 [Monaco Yacht Show], the client came straight to the Netherlands with Joshua Lee from Lee Marine to see our facilities on the Sunday after the event and discuss a high-speed motor yacht with a large open sun deck.

“They then spent Monday and Tuesday with the in-house design and naval architect team at Feadship De Voogt translating the client’s fascinating ideas into the initial design. After several design iterations a Letter of Intent was signed on the Tuesday evening.”

SAMAYA’s owner was closely involved with each stage of production, and took part in monthly meetings that lasted several days to produce a superyacht closely matched to the requirements of the owner and the family.

Similar to a conch shell, SAMAYA has a pale white primary coating with a pink hue that is most noticeable at sunrise and sunset. A stripe of teal marks her waterline and the colour is linked to the memory of a rare blue-green fish the owner once came into contact with while diving. The silhouette of a back-lit manta ray completes the maritime theme and reaffirms the owner’s commitment to conservation.

Expedition yacht SAMAYA - Exterior

Expedition yacht SAMAYA – Exterior

The maritime theme continues with the flowing exterior hull shape and a giant back-lit manta ray symbol on fashion plates which reflects the owner’s commitment to conserving this endangered species.

“The owner shared stories about diving adventures as we studied shapes together to discover what it is that makes these underwater creatures so fascinating,” Feadship De Voogt designer Jan Schaffers explains. “Our conclusions were included in the design. A good example is the gentle yet powerful muscular shape of the side bulwarks, which echo the pronounced slender muscles seen on a bull shark.”

Superyacht SEMAYA is expected to be seen cruising in Asia and the South Pacific, where the owner often resides: Look out for her this winter season.