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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.

Heesen Superyacht Project Ruya Sold to American Client

May 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

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

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya- main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

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

Project Ruya - main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

Project Ruya – main. Photo credt Dick Holthius

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

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

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

Hessen superyacht Project Ruya. Photo credit Dick Holthius

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

27.5m Motor Yacht Kalliente Hits the Water

May 22, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Dominator has celebrated the launch of the 27.5-metre motor yacht Kalliente, which was designed by Alberto Mancini. She will be officially presented at the important yachting events this year – the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show.

M/Y Kalliente

M/Y Kalliente

Built according to the naval architecture developed by the in-house team, as well as Navalhead, Kalliente offers comfortable cruising and great performance.

The interior styling, also created by Mancini, focuses on plenty of natural light, hence, the name of the yacht series – Ilumen. Some lavish materials were used in the decor, such as onyx, Zebrano, oak and leather.

Kalliente - salon rendering

Kalliente – salon rendering

Kalliente sleeps 10 guests in five cabins. A professional crew of 3 will take care of daily operation on board.

Motor yacht Kalliente has 2 MAN V8 diesel engines and can reach a top speed of 21 knots.

Mediterranean Summer: 12 Of the Best Luxury Events to Attend

May 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

The first day of the Cannes Film Festival marks the start of summer charter season as the rich and famous flock from all corners of the globe to enjoy the Mediterranean at its zenith. From charity balls to sporting events and concerts that celebrate the burgeoning electronic and jazz genres, the French and Italian Rivieras will host some of the most prestigious events of the year – and you can be a part of the action.

It’s not too late to grab a last minute charter: Below we list 12 of the most important luxury yacht events throughout the summer months to please those who like to spectate and those who want to participate. Contact CharterWorld and see what our expert brokers can do for you.


Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2017. Image credit: Cannes Film Festival

Get up close to the red carpet at the Palais des Festivals Cannes and watch the glamour unfold from your very own private yacht. More than just lavish parties and fabulous frocks, the Cannes Film Festival is vital to industry networking and secures the future for many concepts to come alive on the silver screen.

Monaco Grand Prix

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Monaco Grand Prix. Photo credit: Larry Koester

Take a front row seat to all the action of the Monaco Grand Prix: with your own luxury yacht, you have the best seats at the event. Whether chartering privately or for a corporate event charter, your sun deck will come into its own as you dine alfresco or dip into the Jacuzzi while watching your favourite racer competing only metres away.

amfAR – Cinema Against AIDS 25th May

Raising over $190 million for research programs in the fight against AIDS, amfAR is vital in funding research and highlighting the ongoing struggle to combat AIDS globally. This prestigious event takes place at the opulent Hotel du Cap for its 24th year with the aim of developing a ‘scientific basis for a cure by 2020′.


Cannes Lions

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

A pop-up meeting space at Cannes Lions. Photo credit: Digitas Photos

Celebrating innovations and the ever-advancing state of healthcare, technology and entertainment, Cannes Lions is an exhibition dedicated to future visions and this year’s event estimates that over 15,000 people from 100 countries are expected to attend. Dame Helen Mirren and singer Demi Lovato are among the celebrity speakers, with award-winning designers, architects and media companies speaking at the event.

Cannes Lions runs from the 17th-24th of June – be sure to join in on this international festival of creativity on a luxury charter holiday for the very best in comfort, convenience and style.

Jumping International, Monte Carlo

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Bertram Allen on Molly Malone V. Photo credit: Stefano Grasso

Now in its 12th year, Jumping International Monte Carlo has become a favourite spectacle of the Mediterranean’s most elite and discerning spectators, attended by royal families, business magnates and celebrities. The event runs from the 23rd-25th June and the additional entertainment and variety of shopping in the city of Monte Carlo only increase the allure of this exclusive event.


Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monte Carlo. Photo credit: Rodrigo Soldon

Monaco is ideally situated between the French and Italian Rivieras, which makes it an easily accessed hotspot for superyacht charters whether they are looking to spend an entire week in port or get a taste of a single event and sail on to the next. The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at La Salle des Etoiles, a concert hall made of glass overlooking the shining Mediterranean Sea while legendary talent and new singers with exceptional potential serenade the guests throughout the evening. This was the festival that brought Rihanna and Alicia Keyes into the public eye – and it could be your chance to see the next big names performing live at the start of their career.

Monaco Red Cross Ball

Red Cross Ball 2016 - Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Red Cross Ball 2016 – Image credit to Croix Rouge Monégasque

Each year, the Monaco Red Cross hosts a ball in gratitude to its many generous donors and showcases the immeasurable work that the funds have done on both a local and international scale. La Salle des Etoiles once again becomes the venue for a star-studded event, opened in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, President of the Monaco Red Cross. Following in the steps of tradition, the night begins with a tombola and an exquisite meal before the dancing gets underway. A magnificent fireworks display heralds an end to the evening before guests slip back to their superyachts to continue the party or sleep off the night’s exertions.

Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split, Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit:

Ultra Europe Music Festival. Photo credit:

Paced over 7 spectacular days across Split in Croatia, the Ultra Europe Music Festival is one of the largest celebrations of electronic music anywhere in the world. The islands of Hvar, Brac and Split all become the spectacular backdrop for fun and games, including a regatta at Bol on the 17th of July and a party of over 5,000 revellers at the spectacular Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort on Hvar the following day.

Nice Jazz festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Nice Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – Nice Jazz Festival

Nice hosted the very first jazz festival in 1948 and the city has long embraced its love of the genre, revelling in its international appeal that in turn produces an eclectic and thrilling event from worldwide talent. The five-day event takes place at the Theatre de Verdure, conveniently located near Nice‘s Port along the beautiful promenade.


La Biennale

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

Architecture at La Biennale. Photo credit: René Thorup Kristensen

A celebration of the arts in all its various forms, La Biennale in Venice is arguably the most diverse exhibition in the Mediterranean luxury yacht charter season: Art, Cinema, Architecture, Dance, Theatre and Music are all represented in displays, workshops and interactive events for all ages. Take a look at the mesmerising performances and see what it inspires in yourself.


Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

Cannes Yachting Festival Banner

A gathering of the luxury yacht industry’s greatest and growing talents, the Cannes Yachting Festival offers a glimpse the yachting’s future, from next year’s design trends to advancements in technology and the unveiling of new water toys. Whether you’re planning on buying your next superyacht or just curious to see what the 500+ exhibitors have to offer, the Cannes Yachting Show is not an exhibition that yachting enthusiasts should miss.

Genoa International Boat Show

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Salone Nautico di Genova 2016

Whether you are an owner, luxury charter guest or an industry professional, the Genoa International Boat Show is attended by Italy’s finest and most renowned yacht builders including Perini Navi, Benetti and CRN as well as international names, offering the perfect opportunity to compare luxury yacht facilities and products. This yachting exhibition over land and water covers more than 300,000m² total and this year’s event already has 1,400 boats registered with 400 available for sea trials. Ever wanted to see Feadship engineering up close? This could be your chance.

Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 - Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

MYS 2016 – Photo credit to © Monaco Yacht Show

Just as the Cannes Film Festival unofficially marks that start of the charter season in the Mediterranean, the Monaco Yacht Show is seen as the closing event in the superyacht social calendar and a winding down from the peak season. After the event, the private yacht parties run long into the night and the last of the summer holidays is seen off in style in one of the Cote d’Azur‘s most opulent and glamorous cities.

‘Glamour – Where to find it on your luxury yacht’

May 02, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Chartering a luxury superyacht is not only an unforgettable experience cruising in the hottest yachting spots and indulging in luxury. Luxury superyacht charters also open the doors into the world of glamour, where beautiful people experience the best of luxury travel, from champagne spray parties in Monaco to romantic evenings in the charming ambience of Sardinia. If you need some glitz and glamour in your life, you can find it on your luxury yacht charter.

Aboard luxury charter yacht GATSBY

Aboard luxury charter yacht GATSBY


Luxury yachts will take you on a memorable journey to the world’s most iconic and stunning destinations, as well as the most exclusive harbours and marinas. Enjoy alluring French and Italian Rivieras, the tropical Caribbean, Bahamas and vibrant South East Asia. Try mouth-watering gastronomic delights in the most luxurious locations, like St Barths, where the beau monde dine in the top restaurants, relax on exotic beaches and attend thrilling events as part of a yacht charter itinerary.

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

VICTORIA DEL MAR – Photo by David Churchill

New England is becoming popular with elite mega yacht charter travellers, especially during the high season. St Tropez, Cannes and Nice are famous for their onboard parties, while Anguilla, St Maarten and the BVI are very well-known for the best beach parties.

Explore the beautiful coastal regions of Thailand, Croatia, Tonga and Tahiti. If you are in love with sailing, then take the opportunity to sail around Greece, Turkey and the US Virgin Islands. Plan your yacht charter vacation to visit the Seychelles, Puerto Rico, Barbados and St Kitts with its pristine white beaches, crystal clear blue waters and laid back lifestyle.

San Blas beach - Image credit to

San Blas beach – Image credit to

How do elite holidaymakers get to their luxury superyacht charter? Using a private jet is what glamour travel is about. Travelling by a private jet will ensure you arrive in style and comfort, while you get much closer to your luxury yacht. Why not add a helicopter ride and land right on a helipad of your luxury vessel? In the world of luxury yachts, there are not limits to how glamorous it can be.

Private jet. Photo credit Michael Molloy

Private jet. Photo credit Michael Molloy


Luxury yacht charters whether with family, friends or as a single guest is the best way to see and be seen at prestigious yachting events around the world. There is a large number of significant events in the luxury yachting calendar that are not to be missed. Theses are the events where superyachts are chartered to attend the event, or the boating industry displays luxury yachts for charter and sale. May events have proved to be the most popular in the Mediterranean before the summer yachting season officially begins. Arrive in style at the Monaco Grand Prix, where you can charter a luxury yacht as a base to see the motor racing.  The Cannes Film Festival is another luxury event where yachts serve as accommodation, events venues and entertainment. The Monaco Yacht Show is a must-visit for all yachting enthusiasts, as it is the largest superyachts show in the world. Perhaps, one more event that involves the thrill and glitz is the America’s Cup. Attracting a flotilla of luxury yachts, which are also used as the best viewing spots and fantastic entertainment platforms, the America’s Cup is a month-long celebration of the coolest events in the yacht racing world. There is a special selection of luxury yachts available for charters in the locations of the events:  Cote d’ Azure region of France and Monaco in the Mediterranean, as well as superb sailing and motor yachts available at the America’s Cup.

Monaco. Photo credit Catherine Poh Huay Tan

Monaco. Photo credit Catherine Poh Huay Tan

Superyacht luxury amenities

Live the high life during your time on board a luxury yacht charter while admiring the views of the seductive beauty of magnificent coastlines, majestic mountains and chick seaside and cosmopolitan towns. Make your dreams come true, while a highly professional crew will take care of everything on board. Luxury superyachts provide superb amenities and facilities. Lavish accommodation, truly opulent and tastefully designed interior, incredible indoor-outdoor flow and the sense of being closer to the sea are guaranteed when you book a luxury yacht charter. Spacious cabins with comfortable beds, private en-suite facilities, state-of-the-art video audio system, HD TVs, WiFi connection are available on board. Those who seek total relaxation and serenity will appreciate luxurious wellness and spa centres. Thanks to recent design advances, there are saunas, Turkish hammam, massage rooms and swimming pools available onboard, so that you can enjoy the feeling of utter relaxation.

Jetsetter Jacuzzi lifestyle

Jetsetter Jacuzzi lifestyle

Chill out on the deck’s sunbathing areas, while sipping freshening cocktails and soaking up in the bright sun. For the more energetic charterers, there’s always plenty of snorkelling and scuba diving equipment onboard too, as well some impressive water toys, also great for the kids who want to explore.

Yacht LADY JOY - Fun with water toys on Charter

Yacht LADY JOY – Fun with water toys on Charter


Invictus – Delta Marine. Photo credit Jeff Brown

CharterWorld can help you to begin planning your vacation of a lifetime. Whether it’s glamour, adventure or relaxation on a lavish yacht charter, we have everything covered. Specialising in luxury yacht charters aboard crewed superyachts, we are the largest specialist retail broker worldwide. Our very knowledgeable charter brokers have a lot to offer in terms of specific experience and advice for charterers or new to yacht charter, before and during their booking and holiday. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.




Turquoise Yachts Unveiled First Photos of Superyacht Razan Upon Her Delivery

April 24, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new beginning for Turquoise Yachts in terms of building exceptional custom yachts is here. The shipbuilder announced the delivery of the new 47-metre luxury superyacht Razan. In collaboration with H2 Design, the highly experienced team of designers and engineers at Turquoise Yachts developed this yacht from scratch.

Turquoise Yachts motor yacht Razan. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Turquoise Yachts motor yacht Razan. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Her modern interior features sophisticated styling, with a feel of luxury in every detail. What makes Razan an exceptional motor yacht is the multi-functional spaces that include a large number of luxury amenities. The sundeck accommodates a superyacht spa pool and a lounge bar, while the beach club features a gymnasium and an extended swim platform – plenty of room for casual entertainment and leisure. The foredeck features a comfortable guest seating area.

M:Y Razan - exterior. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

M:Y Razan – exterior. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Razan is just under 500GT and can reach a top speed of 17.5 knots, which had been proven at her sea trails. She has a 4200nm cruising range at a speed of 12 knots.

M:Y Razan - exterior living spaces. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

M:Y Razan – exterior living spaces. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Turquoise Yachts are currently working on the 77-metre motor yacht NB63, which is expected to be launched later in 2017 in Turkey.

M:Y Razan - salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

M:Y Razan – salon. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Razan will make her first appearance in the Mediterranean at the Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show, as well as in America at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in Autumn.

M:Y Razan - master cabin. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

M:Y Razan – master cabin. Photo credit Guillaume Plisson

Motor yacht Razan is not the only superyacht built by Turquoise Yachts that will be cruising the waters of Eastern and Western Mediterranean: luxury yachts Sirius, Kinta, Odessa, Capricorn and Costa Magna are available for summer charters in the region. Contact our charter brokers now for more information.

Royal Huisman 58m Sailing Yacht Ngoni Sees the Daylight For the First Time

March 29, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

First photos of the stunning 58m/190ft sailing yacht Ngoni have been released by Royal Huisman, as the superyacht emerged from the shed at the shipbuilder’s facility. Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Ngoni features a fantastic interior by Rick Backer and Paul Morgan. Measuring 58 metres, this ocean-going cruiser provides outstanding innovative and luxury facilities onboard. The all-aluminium Ngoni boasts sheer line and sculpted bow, while a molded glass superstructure and crisp stern shape add further to her innovative look.

NGONI sees the daylight at Royal Huisman

NGONI sees the daylight at Royal Huisman. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Created by Rick Baker and Paul Morgan, the stylish interiors of superyacht NGONI provide contemporary yet relaxing accommodation in a master “apartment”, which include the following luxury amenities gym, library with a study, and sauna. There are also two guest staterooms, which are very well-appointed and with ensuite facilities. The large salon is spacious, with attached outdoor seating. For more accommodation spaces, the owner’s gym and study can also transfer into additional accommodations.

Royal Huisman NGONI

Royal Huisman NGONI. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Previously known as Project Beast and hull 398, Ngoni was presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, where the project gained much attention and great positive feedback.

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - technical launch

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – technical launch. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - technical launch 2

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – technical launch. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - emerges from the shed at Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – emerges from the shed at Royal Huisman. Photo credit Royal Huisman

Royal Huisman - sailing yacht NGONI - emerges from her shad

Royal Huisman – sailing yacht NGONI – emerges from her shad. Photo credit Royal Huisman

General Information about luxury yacht Ngoni

Naval architect: Dubois Naval Architects
Interior design: Rick Baker / Paul Morgan
Interior accent pieces and exotic finishes: Francis Sultana
Light design: The Light Corporation
Project management: Godfrey Cray

Principal Dimensions of Ngoni Yacht 

Length: 58 m / 190 ft
Length waterline: 51 m / 167 ft
Beam: 9.5 m / 31 ft
Draft (keel up): 5.3 m / 17 ft
Draft (keel down): 8.1 m / 27 ft

Stay tuned as we will be bringing more updates on the launch, as soon as information becomes available.


Superyacht of the Week: 55m QUINTA ESSENTIA

March 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

One of the stars in the super yachting world, Quinta Essentia made her first appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show last year. She is an eye-catching 55m hybrid motor yacht built by Admiral, a brand of the Italian Sea Group. Behind her striking looks and the red-and-cream sleek profile, there is so much power, innovative technical aspects and incredible interior design.

motor yacht Quinta Essentia - main

Motor Yacht Quinta Essentia – Main

Quinta Essentia is an all-aluminium motor yacht designed by Dobroserdov Design in collaboration with the Dutch sound specialist Van Cappellen. An outstanding feature of the superyacht’s design is a minimised noise and vibration, which add to the superb cruising experience.

Quinta Essentia - main deck

Quinta Essentia – Main deck

Interior designer Michela Reverberi worked closely with the owners of this yacht to create a functional interior layout. In the result, Quinta Essentia features tasteful furnishing, luxurious materials and amazing colour palette.

Quinta Essentia - interior

Quinta Essentia – interior

The owners of Quinta Essentia have an extensive experience in owning superyachts. They previously owned Quinta Essentia built by Heesen, which had been sold and renamed Quite Essential.

Quinta Essentia - OWNER SUITE

Quinta Essentia – OWNER SUITE



Accommodation onboard is offered for a total of 12 guests in 6 opulent cabins. The full-beam owner’s suite benefits from the access to the deck outside, perfect for relaxation and admiring breathtaking views. The VIP cabin includes a private balcony. Four guests cabins on the lower deck can be transferred into two massive cabins upon owner’s request.

M:Y Quinta Essentia - cabin

M/Y Quinta Essentia – cabin

A plethora of luxury amenities adds to the superb cruising experience offered by Quinta Essentia. Her enormous beach deck boasts a wellness centre with a massage room, sauna and hammam. A large swim platform is an ideal sunbathing area with sun-loungers. Quinta Essentia also boasts a  helipad on the foredeck. There is plenty of storage for a tender and water toys.



Quinta Essentia features advanced hybrid propulsion system, which integrates two traditional MAN engines of 1,400 hp each with two electric motors of 150 kW each, connected to variable speed generators. She reaches a top speed of 16.5 knots and cruises at a speed of 9.5 knots.

Quinta Essentia and her tender

Quinta Essentia and her tender

Although Quinta Essentia is currently not available for charter, there is a selection of some beautiful luxury superyachts that are available this summer season in the Mediterranean. For more information, please contact one of our charter brokers.

Benetti Now FAST Superyacht Designs Presented at the Yacht Miami Beach 2017

February 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Recently unveiled at the International Boat Show 2017 Yachts Miami Beach, the new line of superyachts by Benetti is built from steel and aluminium with over 50m LOA. Benetti Now Fast designs are the new addition to a large fleet of the international shipbuilder, best known for superyachts Lionheart 90m, Lioness V 63m, Silver Angel 64.5m and other fantastic private and charter yachts. Benetti Now custom superyachts over 50m received much interest when were first unveiled at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show.

BF 164' Benetti

Benetti BF164′

The Benetti Now FAST designs combine the grace of Benetti yachts with more sporty lines. The new superyachts will be offered in three different models: BF164’ (50 meters), BF184’ (56 meters) and BF224’ (68 meters).

The new line of superyachts is ideal for the owners who want the volume and comfort of a displacement yacht plus superior performance and 30% more speed.

BF 184' Benetti

Benetti BF 184′

A highly professional team of world-renowned designers and engineers will work on the Benetti Now Fast models. Omega Yachts are responsible for the exterior design, Mulder Design handles the naval architecture and Team 4 Design work on the top quality and tasteful Italian interior design.

Extensive personalization is available on three different design levels: the exterior and internal layout – various versions with a closed sun deck or raised pilothouse, plus different custom designs, flexible styling, and engines for many levels of performance.

Benetti BF 224'

Benetti BF 224′

The interiors of the BF164’ 50m will feature smooth, rounded lines with very few angles that contrast with various geometric elements like tables and nightstands, to a warm and harmonious setting. The colour palette will incorporate low tones of beige, brown and dark grey fabrics, while light hued oak will contrast dark natural walnut.

For those who, on the other hand, like contrasts in interior styling, Benetti BF 184′ 56m offers a use of the light oak walls with polished ebony with some detailing of light grey. The third option of design is the classic, which is featured in the BF224′ 68m superyacht model.

Benetti Yachts has a great fleet of luxury yachts, which you can charter right now in one the most beautiful places of the Mediterranean. For more information, rates and availability, please contact your preferred broker at CharterWorld.


‘Blue Wonderful’ A Sir Elton John’s Concert with Ferretti Group and YC de Monaco

September 06, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

“Blue Wonderful” Sir Elton John’s Concert – a private show and a co-production of Ferretti Group and Yacht Club de Monaco – was held yesterday evening in the YCM Marina setting, surrounded by 30 yachts representing all the Ferretti Group brands.

The event opened the Private Preview weekend, the customers’ event which Ferretti Group presented in Monte Carlo its whole fleet, just few days before the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 official opening.


– The show, a co-production between Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco, featured Sir Elton John performing his greatest hits on his legendary piano;
– The concert opened the Private Preview weekend, the unmissable event during which Ferretti Group presented its whole fleet, including six world première models, effectively kicking-off the big luxury yacht meetings with the Cannes Yachting Festival – starting on 6 September – and the highlight being the Monaco Yacht Show (28 October) bringing together the largest yachts in the world.

Monaco, 3 September 2016 – Ferretti Group and the Yacht Club de Monaco brought to life a memorable event on , illuminating the “magnificent blue” of the Monte Carlo night.


The “Blue Wonderful” event featured a private concert by Sir Elton John which took place in the extraordinary setting of the YCM Marina surrounded by 30 yachts, representing all brands of the Ferretti Group. Sir Elton John entertained international guests with his solo piano concert performing his most celebrated songs like “Candle in the wind”, “Rocket Man”, “Daniel”, “Bennie and the Jets”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Circle of Life”, “Your song” and some hits of his last album “Wonderful Crazy Night” amongst which the opening song “Blue Wonderful”.

After an hour and a half of playing the British star received rapturous applause from the 1,000-plus guests assembled on Quai Louis II and from the terraces of the Yacht Club, a building designed and built by his compatriot, Sir Norman Foster. He left the stage for the sea aboard his Riva, to a resounding salute as all the yachts in the Yacht Club’s Marina sounded their horns, a fitting tribute for someone who is passionate about yachts.

“Blue Wonderful” marked the opening of “Private Preview” gathering, an annual opportunity for Ferretti Groupboat owners in Monte-Carlo to visit and try out new boats in the fleet which this year included six world premières: Ferretti Yachts 850, Ferretti Yachts 450, Pershing 5X, Rivamare, 76’ Bahamas and Custom Line Navetta 37.

Yacht Ascendance at Monaco Yacht Show

September 02, 2016

Written by Mike Smith

Yacht concept Ascendance was designed by Andy Waugh as a ready-to-build project which will be officially unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show.

Andy Waugh Concept Yacht The 111m Ascendance

Andy Waugh Concept Yacht The 111m Ascendance

Andy Waugh is an British based yacht designer who previously worked with H2 Yacht Design. He has completed a new superyacht concept call Ascendance which was developed in conjunction with the German large private yacht builder Nobiskrug.

Andy Waugh Concept Yacht The 111m Ascendance 3

Yacht Ascendance is 111 meters in length and it features interior style by the London & Paris based design firm “Motor Yacht Design Company” (MYDco).

The yacht is designed to be efficient in that it will be engineered to be 25% lighter than any other large yacht in the 100m+ size range.

Andy Waugh Concept Yacht The 111m Ascendance 2

Yacht Ascendance has accommodation in 8 cabins with an upper deck which hosts an owner’s suite which has 180 degrees of angled windows. On the lower deck to the aft there is a 180m squared gym and beach lounge as well as an inspired health and leisure area.

Andy Waugh Concept Yacht The 111m Ascendance

Andy Waugh’s design portfolio to date includes six superyacht concepts being Epiphany, Revolution, Noveau, Expedition, Reality and Blommendal 65.

More About Andy Waugh:

In 2004, after graduating from the prestigious Transport Design course at Coventry University Andy took his first role at KKG Catamarans in Vienna. On his return to the UK in 2008 Andy joined the team at H2 Yacht Design where his first major project was the award winning MEYA MEYA.

During his time at H2 Andy gained a wealth of experience, working on several live projects ranging from 38m to 120m. His concept designs and visualisations continue to catch the eyes of high profile clients.