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Prominent MONAA Fund Raising Event in Monaco attended by Sunreef Yachts

November 19, 2013

Strongly dedicated to charity activity for many years, the prestigious Polish luxury yacht builder, Sunreef Yachts, has recently granted support to MONAA – Monaco Against Autism Association. This raises funds in support of research as well as  training for the structures fighting against autism and aiming to change the way that the general public perceives autism. The fund raising MONAA gala dinner, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and under the Honorary Presidency of H.S.H Princess Charlène, was held at the Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte – Carlo, on November 15, 2013.

Sunreef Yachts at the MONAA Fund Raising Event in Monaco

Sunreef Yachts at the MONAA Fund Raising Event in Monaco

Mrs Dragica Nikolic, Serbia’s First Lady, Madame Marta Linares De Martinelli, Panama’s First Lady, Mrs. Carol Hanney , Deputy Prime Minister’s of the Republic of Ireland wife, Mr. Lech Walesa, Former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize honored the evening with their presence. Among 500 distinguished attendees were also Francis Lapp, Sunreef Yachts’ President, with wife and Mr Wojciech Jankowski, the Consul General of Poland in Monaco, not to mention many personalities from the world of fashion, arts and sports including Dame Shirley Bassey, Tommy Hilfiger, Christian Karembeu, Estelle Lefebure, Stéphane Bern.

The fund raising MONAA gala dinner

The fund raising MONAA gala dinner

During the auction and lottery of various prestigious prizes which followed the dinner – including weekly charter on the luxury catamaran 70 Sunreef Power charter yacht Damrak II in Thailand and Malaysia led by Sotheby’s, the amount of 229.500 Euro was raised.

v-type delivers first HYST chase tender to a highly successful charter yacht in Monaco

November 11, 2013

v-type has recently delivered its first HYST chase tender to a highly successful charter yacht in Monaco. The ever increasing popularity of having a chase tender to accompany the main yacht prompted v-type to designing and building a new range like no other to date, using their wide body hull. The HYST chase tender is available from 9,5 to 15m.

HYST chase tender delivered by v-type to a popular charter yacht in Monaco

HYST chase tender delivered by v-type to a popular charter yacht in Monaco

Built with yacht charters in mind the HYST chase tender is a perfect addition that enhances the charter experience by the guests when onboard a luxury charter yacht.

HYST chase tender - side view

HYST chase tender - side view

Chase tenders new to be tough and robust whilst towing and guest carrying, with a constant on demand role there is little room for down time, with the first of this range v-type decided to put their new HYST chase tender to the ultimate test.

Aboard HYST chase tender

Aboard HYST chase tender

From Malta to Monte Carlo the first HYST chase tender was delivered by sea in a 7 day duration trip that covered some nearly 850 miles in challenging conditions that would leave some yachts still in harbor, read the thrilling account of the test by contacting v-type for a copy of the diaries and images.

HYST chase tender - Dashboard

HYST chase tender - Dashboard

An aggressive look with performance to match cumulated in the overall finished product that can be operated as a stand-alone tender or to match the main yachts livery, delivered alongside in Monaco for a highly successful charter yacht the HYST chase tender has certainly assisted in increasing the exposure for the yachts past and future charters.

Custom and bespoke options are fully available to suit all requests as needed.

Video presenting 48m Arzana Navi sailing yacht NATIVA

November 08, 2013

Launched by the Italian shipyard Arzana Navi last year, superyacht NATIVA is a majestic flybridge sloop, beautifully penned by renowned Tripp Design. Officially launched at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, the first video presenting the striking 48-metre sailing yacht NATIVA can be viewed below.

Luxury yacht NATIVA, a single-masted sailing boat weighing 280 tonnes, is the first yacht by Arzana Navi. She combines style, comfort and performance, fitted with the most innovative technological solutions. NATIVA is green star certified as environmentally friendly. She has an on-board capacity of ten guests plus a crew of eight and features materials and finishing details strictly made in Italy.

New 59m motor yacht METEORA concept designed by Claydon Reeves for Pendennis

November 06, 2013

The all-new 59-metre motor yacht Meteora concept has been designed by renowned Claydon Reeves for the prominent UK shipyard, Pendennis. Superyacht Meteora concept features in Pendennis’ 25th Anniversary book, presented at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show.

New 59m superyacht Meteora concept by Claydon Reeves

New 59m superyacht Meteora concept by Claydon Reeves

Many modern yachts are described as being inspired by a particular car, yet all too often the design is too literal, attempting to resemble a four-wheeled object too closely. Instead Claydon Reeves have tried to distill the elements of design that signify ‘muscle car’ and apply the underlying philosophy to their Meteora yacht design.

Key features of luxury yacht Meteora concept include a single windscreen to keep the overall profile low and sleek, a long foredeck – or bonnet – and a strong shoulder line around the bridge deck glass. Claydon Reeves have treated the external hull and superstructure with a taut and sinous surfacing language, as if stretched over a muscular frame beneath. Strong concave feature lines create bold highlights and shadows. The main hull windows are subtly domed to provide further interest when the light hits them, whilst the bridge deck aft glass is reverse raked for added drama.

Beneath this poised exterior lies an intuitive interior layout, fully customizable by a new owner.

Outline Specification of superyacht Meteora concept:

LOA 59m
LWL 56.4m
Beam 11.8m
Draft 3.55m
Passengers 12

Deep-diving submersibles by Triton at the 2013 FLIBS

October 29, 2013

Triton Submarines (Triton) will be present at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and carry on promoting its new 4, 6 and 8 passenger deep-diving submersibles. FLIBS 2013 will be held from October 31st - Nov 4th.

Triton Submersibles

Triton Submersibles

Marc Deppe, VP of Sales and Marketing at Triton commented on the positive reception Triton’s new model line received in Monaco; “Our new models were remarkably well received at the Monaco Yacht Show.  We are negotiating several new contracts and are very enthusiastic about the dramatic increase in interest in yacht-based submersibles.”

Triton’s booth at FLIBS will feature a Triton 1000/2 (the same 1000/2 that made the first-ever manned submersible dives in Antarctica last year) as well as a scale model of a Triton 3300/3.  Triton will also be promoting its new iPad application, which allows users to view and customize each Triton model.

In addition, Triton will be distributing hard copies of Yacht Based Submersibles: Selection, Integrations, Operations & Maintenance. Released in digital format at the Monaco Yacht Show, this comprehensive booklet is part of Triton’s commitment to taking a leadership role in educating industry professionals, crew and owners about the realities of submersible ownership and operation.

Triton will also be featuring innovative submersible support vessel (SSV) designs developed in partnership with Bury Design.  SSV designs include the unique Triton Launch and Recovery Catamaran (LARC), a highly efficient SSV capable of speeds up to 20 knots with a range of up to 1000 nautical miles.  The 23-meter LARC is capable of launching and recovering any of Triton’s two or three passenger models in a wide range of sea states making it unique in the world.  At under $3 million, the price may be the LARC’s most attractive feature as it eliminates the need to own a large expensive vessel in order to operate a Triton.

Triton’s stand at FLIBS (#631) is located in the “Yachting Tent”.

TenderIsland yacht tender to be launched by Greenyachts in 2014

October 29, 2013

Following a very successful presentation of their highly innovative ClimbingWall at the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show, Greenyachts is proud to announce the official launch of their new TenderIsland yacht tender in 2014.

TenderIsland yacht tender by Greenyachts

TenderIsland yacht tender by Greenyachts

When speaking of “Neverland”, often you do it as a metaphorical reference to an utopia implying that those who deny the feasibility, lacks of imagination. This time, it is not an unpublished literary project of the Scottish writer JM Barrie, the author of the beloved character of the child Peter Pan, but a new model of boat never seen before; designed, patented and produced by those who has lot of imagination.

What is TenderIsland

Perhaps it would be better to ask just what it cannot be; TenderIsland can be anything you want and you need according to your days at sea.

A boat to cruise with friends and guests in total safety thanks to the exceptional stability of the double-V hull made of composite material and the Jet Engine – Hybrid in a central position. It is also equipped with a large bow hatch where to stow bags and other material protected from salt spray. Thanks to its modular bridge, made of composite and finished in natural teak, TenderIsland once at anchor becomes a real sundeck island. Basic and clean lines, the sundeck is equipped with a ladder, a freshwater shower and a handy stylized umbrella. Once placed on board the yacht, TenderIsland becomes an additional sundeck, stable and secure, thanks to its longitudinal skids, requires no saddle.

TenderIsland reveals itself as the ideal boat for trips along the coast due to its low draft can reach any bay in complete safety, turn into sundeck island and, once back on the mainland, thanks to doors -hatches closing become inaccessible and protected from rain and sun.

All this is TenderIsland by Greenyachts, the island can be reached because our imagination has become reality.

Main dimensions of TenderIsland superyacht tender:

LOA 4.30 mt
BOA 2.00 mt
Hull : Composite
Fender : structural inflatable
Engine : 1 x 50 hp Jet-Hybrid
Fuel : Diesel or Petrol
Pax : 5
Speed: 30 kn

Yachting Pages at major boat shows

October 29, 2013

It has been a great success of the superyacht industry at the recent Cannes Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show, with more business taking place in 2013. Yachting Pages is among the businesses that are regularly present at boat shows and this year, the top superyacht directory has launched two new products, Yachting Pages Delivers as well as Yachting Pages Refit.

Cannes International Boat Show 2013

Cannes International Boat Show 2013

With the Superyacht Owners’ Guide website almost complete and the Refit website under construction the team have clearly been busy, so it came as no surprise that figures confirmed that this September was the best ever for the business since the company was founded over 10 years ago.

Top superyacht journalist Michael Howorth spoke to the media group at Monaco and mentioned, “This time last year I was speaking to a refit yard who had just one yacht on their books and were concerned about the following season. This year I have spoken to them again. They are currently working on four independent projects and are busier than ever before. This is good news and I think reflects the growth in the marine sector as a whole.”

Xavier Nedjam, one of Yachting Pages’ multilingual account managers explained, “This year’s charter season has picked up and the marine industry as a whole seems more enthusiastic. Money is flowing a little more freely, which makes happier customers, happier exhibitors and happier visitors to the show.

“There was a fantastic positive attitude at both Cannes and Monaco with the shows being busier than ever. It was a pleasure to be there and be part of such a great atmosphere. Finding out at the end that Yachting Pages has seen a 43% increase on last year means to me that our customers are doing good business, and that is what is most important.”

The media group has seen growth of 70% between September 2012 and 2013. Which correlates with the overall increase in spend at both Monaco and Cannes.  In fact many yacht sales were formalised on the first day of the show, with owners already knowing exactly what they wanted, they were happy to sign off the multi million pound deals within hours of seeing their dream motor or sailing yacht in the harbour.

Video of Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht

October 29, 2013

The prominent Italian shipyard, Columbus Yachts, part of the Palumbo Shipyards, has released an amazing video, presenting their highly innovative Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M yacht. Offering a completely new way of yachting, more conscious and respectful in caring of the environment, motor yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M has made her world debut at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

New 44m motor yacht SUPER CONERO project presented by CRN at MYS

October 24, 2013

A preview of some of the new superyacht projects was presented by CRN, shipyard of the Ferretti Group, at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, comprising the 44-metre motor yacht SUPER CONERO project. CRN specializes in the building and sale of fully-customized and semi-customized motoryachts, made of steel, aluminium and composite material, ranging from 40 to 90 metres.

New 44m superyacht SuperConero project by CRN - classic bow

New 44m superyacht SuperConero project by CRN - classic bow

These ships, whose names recall the great tradition of the shipyard, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, “are destined to represent the new ‘entry level’ offered by CRN and are devoted to a passionate and knowledgeable clientele that appreciates the characteristics of detailed design and the many amenities, some of which are usually only available on bigger megayachts”, explained Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN.

M/Y CRN “SUPER CONERO” 44 METRES

The name refers to the “Super Conero line” of the 70s: it is a displacement megayacht with bulb, made of steel and aluminum, 44 metres long and 8.60 wide, within 500 GRT, designed by Studio Zuccon International Project and whose project design was developed by CRN Engineering.

It gathers all the most important features developed by CRN, such as the balcony that can be enjoyed while sailing, the open terrace overlooking the sea, which can be enjoyed when moored offshore, the beach club at the stern and, on the latest designed flagship, the tender bay (a floodable garage, introduced for the first time on board the 60 metre mega yacht “J’ade”), which creates a combined and open area with the beach club:  the garage can hold a tender with a capacity of 10 people.

Luxury yacht SuperConero project - vertical bow

Luxury yacht SuperConero project - vertical bow

The transatlantic range, the project design and the manufacturing, to the highest standards acknowledged worldwide in the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), the large internal volumes and the predominant use of glass forming large full length windows to improve the quality of life on board and the constant visual contact with the sea, make the “Super Conero” yacht project, a unique vessel which will be longed for by Owners.

The historic “SuperConero” line:  a dive into the past

The history of CRN started back in 1963, when Sanzio Nicolini began to manufacture boats in Ancona, in an old warehouse. The manufactured hulls were made of steel, a material that was not commonly used at the time since wood was preferred.

The use of steel, so unusual at the time was to last: indeed all the boats produced by CRN up to 2004 were solely made of this material. Soon the shipyard placed itself at the high-end of the market, with highly esteemed owners, establishing a solid reputation within a short time.

At the end of the 70s, the sizes of the CRN vessels were already between 15 and 20 metres, and it was during this period that the shipyard manufactured the first “series”of 23 metre hulls called Super Conero, made of steel and with a very distinctive design.

New 40m motor yacht CONERO project introduced by CRN at MYS

October 24, 2013

CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, specializing in the construction and sale of fully-customized and semi-customized motoryachts, made of steel, aluminium and composite material, varying in size from 40 to 90 metres, introduced a preview of some of its new superyacht projects at the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show, including the 40-metre motor yacht CONERO project.

40m motor yacht Conero project by CRN

40m motor yacht Conero project by CRN

These ships, whose names recall the great tradition of the shipyard, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013, “are destined to represent the new ‘entry level’ offered by CRN and are devoted to a passionate and knowledgeable clientele that appreciates the characteristics of detailed design and the many amenities, some of which are usually only available on bigger megayachts”, explained Lamberto Tacoli, Chairman and CEO of CRN.

M/Y CRN “CONERO” 40 METRES
The name of the 40m Conero superyacht project comes from CRN’s famous “Conero line” of the 70s. A displacement megayacht with bulb, made of steel and aluminum, 40 metres in length and a beam width of 8.40 metres, within 500 GRT, whose project design was developed by CRN Engineering and designed by Studio Zuccon International Project.

Luxury yacht Conero project includes the most important features that identify the CRN megayachts worldwide: a transatlantic range, designed and manufactured to the high standards that are recognized worldwide by the nautical industry (RINA and MCA), large internal volumes and a balcony in the Owner’s suite. The Conero strongly features the use of glass, in large windows that improve the quality of life on board and guarantee constant direct contact with the sea.

Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts built by CRN.