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First park-type yacht festival in Asia introduced at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 09, 2014

September 26 at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show was marked by the kick-off press conference of the “2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO“. The event represents the first park-type yacht festival in Asia, organized by Shanghai Yuanzhou Culturals Communication Co., Ltd. It will also be the unique yacht extravaganza in China that focuses on yacht trade.

The kick-off press conference of the 2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO

The kick-off press conference of the 2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO

Many important guests from China and abroad were invited to this press conference, including Anna Chromy, a national-level artist of Monaco; Shen Bin, representative of Expo Shanghai Group; Wang Yuan, CEO of Shanghai Yuanzhou Culturals Communication Co., Ltd., and Li Yuyan, General Manager of Shanghai Yuanzhou Culturals Communication Co., Ltd.; Alex, CEO of BluInc Media; Emmanuel DELARUE, CEO of NDA Group; and more. In addition, this press conference was also fully supported by many international brand owners such as Ferretti and Azimut-Benetti Group.

The 2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO - Press Conference

The 2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO - Press Conference

Anna Chromy expressed that at the “2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO,” she would bring more European arts and culture to China. At the press conference, Li Yuyan introduced that the Expo would be held during Jul. 8-12, 2015 in Shanghai, China. She also said that the aim to build Shanghai into a city of yacht trading resulted in the first park-type yacht festival in Asia that combines the water and the land. In addition, it would also be a good opportunity to popularize marine culture among the entire population.

At the conference, Mr. Shen Bin mentioned that Shanghai was selected as the host city of the World Expo in Monaco in 2002, and this Marine Expo would further enhance the friendship between Monaco and China. Ms. Wang Yuan, CEO of Shanghai Yuanzhou Culturals Communication Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Shanghai Major League Yacht Club stressed that “2015 YACHTING SHANGHAI THE INTERNATIONAL MARINE EXPO” would strive to create a new B2C or B2B yacht business platform and make concerted efforts to create a grand gathering serving as the benchmark of the yacht industry.

Yuan Wang

Yuan Wang

Located at the mouth of Yangtze River, Shanghai enjoys unique geographical advantages, and it is also the No. 1 economy-developed province and the city of fashion. In the future, Shanghai will become another global yacht culture center following Monaco.

Videos: 90m Parkour Class superyacht X-KID STUFF concept by Pastrovich

October 08, 2014

Monaco-based design studio, Pastrovich, has recently released a video showing their 90m Parkour Class superyacht X-KID STUFF concept. Available in two versions, black&white and color, the video explains the mechanism of opening and closing of the massive side hangar aboard the striking 90m motor yacht X-KID STUFF concept.

The International SeaKeepers Society returns from Bal de la Mer 2014

October 08, 2014

The International SeaKeepers Society has returned from hosting the 2014 Bal de la Mer. The event honored accomplishments of Wendy Benchley with the SeaKeeper Award at the Yacht Club de Monaco during the annual Monaco Yacht Show.

Wendy Benchley

Wendy Benchley

On September 26th over two hundred guests gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to honor Wendy Benchley as the 2014 SeaKeeper Award Recipient at the annual Bal de la Mer. Michael T. Moore, Chairman of the Board of SeaKeepers; Maria Damanaki, Honorary Committee Chair; and Richard Snow, President of SeaKeepers welcomed Benchley into the ranks of past honorees, including Sylvia Earle, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and James Cameron for their extraordinary commitment to ocean conservation and awareness.

Benchley's Table

Benchley's Table

SeaKeepers was thrilled to celebrate Benchley’s accomplishments and devotion to shark conservation. Benchley is engaged in the marine policy and conservation community as a respected leader and generous supporter. Benchley’s efforts span decades of activism including a 28-year commitment as National Council and Advisory Trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund and Co-Founding the Peter Benchley Ocean AwardsTM, dedicated to her late husband’s legacy to recognize the remarkable ocean conservation efforts of marine explorers, policy makers, researchers, and scientists. Today she is recognized as a global voice on ocean and shark conservation.

Damanaki, Benchley, Moscoso

Damanaki, Benchley, Moscoso

This year’s Honorary Committee representing Women in Ocean Advocacy & Yachting included remarkable members who have embodied the many achievements of women in ocean advocacy from around the globe. The Honorary Committee Chair, Maria Damanaki, was elected as the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries in 2009. The committee’s Founding Chair, Patty Elkus is also a Founding Member of SeaKeepers and was Honorary Committee Chair in 2012 and 2013.

Michael Moore, Richard Snow, Wendy Benchley

Michael Moore, Richard Snow, Wendy Benchley

The SeaKeeper Award and the Honorary Committee Chair award were created by Hermann Moscoso, a local Miami artist. Moscoso’s custom awards incorporated Benchley’s love of sharks and the ocean with a mosaic of colorful stones to create an image of a shark and the Bal de la Mer nautilus shell. Moscoso attended the event to see his creations presented to Benchley and Damanaki.

The spectacular evening included a video highlighting SeaKeepers 2014 DISCOVERY Yacht missions. Genome sequencing, floating classrooms, shark tagging, and drifter deployments were featured in the video to update guests on the most recent SeaKeepers missions.

All Bal de la Mer guests were invited to attend Benchley’s “On Sharks & Humanity” discussion at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco on September 25th, the night before Bal de la Mer.

Pride Mega Yachts unveil 108,8m mega yacht TOMORROW project at Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 08, 2014

Pride Mega Yachts has proudly unveiled their exciting new 108,8m motor yacht Tomorrow project at the recent Monaco Yacht Show 2014. Luxury motor yacht Tomorrow project is presently being finalized, with engineering work starting soon. Construction will begin next year.

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

108,8m mega yacht Tomorrow project unveiled by Pride Mega Yachts

Able to host up to 26 guests, with 30 crew, superyacht Tomorrow is a spacious six deck vessel. Naval architecture is by Azure Naval Architects and the exterior and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. A design for the future, Tomorrow represents the positivity and hope that the future holds, and encompasses a drive for forward-thinking innovation.

The design team for luxury yacht Tomorrow drew inspiration from Xian Dai, the new era of modernity, an age in which new visions and  exciting technology generate prosperity and a higher quality of life. Understanding that yachting will increasingly be the choice of those looking for quality family time and an escape from the confines of everyday life, Tomorrow is a sanctuary for those looking to enjoy cruising the world’s beautiful waters.

Motor yacht Tomorrow project

Motor yacht Tomorrow project – Swimming Pool

Providing independence and comfort, Tomorrow superyacht is a versatile design, suited as a family yacht, an exploration base and for socialising and high end entertainment. The interior styling is centred around a luxurious laid back beach style, personalised by the owner’s choice of artwork. Warm and open spaces are embellished with custom furniture, rich materials, intricate patterns and complementary natural textures.

INTERIOR SPACE

Characteristic of all Pride Mega Yachts’ projects, Tomorrow yacht boasts an impressive interior volume of 4800GT, with space and height a key feature throughout every space. A modern design, with sweeping lines and circular forms, creates a functional yet spatial experience. Curved ceiling-to-floor glass and paneling on the three top decks of the superstructure and the two other aft decks open up unobstructed views and easy access to the outside areas. This spacious feeling flows through into the main lounge which has an imposing interior height of almost three metres.

Super yacht Tomorrow project - Beach Lounge

Super yacht Tomorrow project – Beach Lounge

A special interior feature is a large nautilus shell inspired staircase, connecting all decks except the sun deck. The staircase is highlighted by a circular skylight that bathes every deck in natural light.

EXTERIOR SPACE

Tomorrow yacht maximizes all exterior spaces, with a focus on social interaction. Stunning views combine with well equipped spaces, replete with sunbeds, pools and Jacuzzi’s. On the main deck a striking circular pool with recessed seating is a focal point.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Mid deck lounge

Tomorrow superyacht project – Mid deck lounge

Sliding ceiling-to-floor glass doors seamlessly connect the exterior to the interior spaces. Accessibility to the aft decks is further facilitated by a split level set-up which accommodates the royal half-circular exterior stairs. On the aft deck, a swim platform connects to a large indoor beach club, allowing guests to enjoy time close to the sea.

OWNER’S DECK

Nowhere is the space on board Tomorrow yacht better demonstrated than on the owner’s private deck. The owner’s stateroom features an almost floor-to-ceiling  glass facade, while a huge circular skylight is a window to the skies and stars. Bleached walnut back-wall panels, silk carpets with a textured wave pattern and exclusive sunburst marquetry veneer on the doors bring further richness and refinement.

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project - Owners Stateroom

Luxury yacht Tomorrow project – Owners Stateroom

The owner’s aft deck lounge will allow the owners to enjoy close proximity to the sea from rotating seating by the glass doors that lead out to the aft deck. A light dome in the teak ceiling allows for different moods and ambiances to be created.

A private owner’s lounge is a welcome area of retreat, offering enhanced privacy to allow rest and relaxation in a more intimate atmosphere. High quality hardwood flooring flows through  from the interior to merge with the exterior deck, once again emphasising the connection between the inside and outside spaces.

Tomorrow superyacht project - Owners Stateroom

Tomorrow superyacht project – Owners Stateroom

Super yacht Tomorrow – Specification Overview

Project Name: Tomorrow

Builder: Pride Mega Yachts

Naval Architect: Azure Naval Architects

Exterior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

Interior Design: Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design

LOA: 108.8m / 356’9”

Beam (max): 16.3m / 53’4”

Draft (max): 4.2m / 13’7”

GT: 4,800GT

Hull material: Steel

Superstructure material: Aluminium

Guest Accommodation: 18-26 guests (6-8 guest cabins, 2-4 VIP cabins, owner stateroom)

Crew capacity: 32-34 crew (28 crew, 2 officers, 1 engineer, 1 captains, 2 staff)

Main engines:  2 x MTU 16V4000 M 73 – 2560 [kW] | 2 x 600 kW E-motors

Generators: 4 x MTU 16V2000 m51A – 665 [kW]

Stabilisers: Rolls Royce Aquarius 100 Zero Speed retractable fins

Maximum Speed: 18kts

Cruising Speed: 14kts

Range: 5,000 nm

Fuel capacity:  330,000lt

Fresh water capacity:  90,000lt

2014 UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions launched at Monaco Yacht Show

October 03, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014, saw the UIM host a press conference at the all-new Yacht Club de Monaco. The aim of the event was to officially launch the 2014 UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions.

Launch of the 2014 UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions at Monaco Yacht Show

Launch of the 2014 UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions at Monaco Yacht Show

Environmental leaders, boatyard industry professionals and international press representatives were invited to attend the kick off of the 5th edition of the UIM Environmental Awards.

The Press conference saw interventions by Thomas Kurth (UIM Special Commissioner), Riccardo Ballesio ( UIM environmental Working Group Chairman), Marnix Hoekstra and Bart Bouwhuis from Vripack and Vienna Eleuteri from VSY, 2013 Award winners, who had obtained respectively the “Special Mention for Greening the Sport” and “Special mention for Innovation”.

The successful event was the occasion for the UIM to highlight its strong commitment to promoting environmentally friendly technologies and to encourage all its stakeholders to actively participate to this UIM “green adventure”.

“The UIM Environmental Award and Special Mentions encourages environmental leaders, both individuals and organizations, to showcase their environmentally friendly technologies, best practices and successful innovations to be shared and applied within the motor sport community.” Raffaele Chiulli, UIM President.

2015 Yachting Shanghai – The International Marine Expo

October 03, 2014

Presented at a press conference held during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, 2015 “Yachting Shanghai – The International Marine Expo”, sponsored by Expo Shanghai Group, organised by Shanghai Yuanzhou Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. and co-organised by Shanghai Major League Yacht Club, this luxury yachting and lifestyle event will provide a trading platform that improves the yachting lifestyle in China grounded in three concepts: maritime culture, urban marine lifestyle and ocean art. Yachting Shanghai is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China from 8th – 12th July, 2015. Below is a video presented at the MYS.

Video: Preview of new Mondo Marine SM45 PROJECT AMERIGO Yacht designed by Massimo Franchini and Michele Ansaloni

October 03, 2014

Mondo Marine has published a video introducing their all-new SM45 PROJECT AMERIGO yacht, designed by Massimo Franchini and Michele Ansaloni. Luxury superyacht SM45 PROJECT AMERIGO is a striking 45-metre tri-deck motorsailer, officially presented together with the new 57m luxury yacht M57 Eidos project at last week’s Monaco Yacht Show.

Video: Preview of M57 EIDOS Yacht Project by Mondo Marine and Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design

October 03, 2014

Mondo Marine has released a video introducing the all-new M57 EIDOS yacht project, developed in partnership with the Venice-based designer Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design. The striking 57-metre motor yacht M57 EIDOS concept was officially presented together with the new 45m motorsailer yacht SM45 Project Amerigo at last week’s Monaco Yacht Show 2014.

The elements that make the 57-metre luxury yacht M57 EIDOS concept distinctive are in first place its elegance, given by neat style lines as well as balanced proportions, and its reference to natural elements, which have been cleverly transformed by the designer into stylish details, bringing together the dynamic appeal of the overall design conveys.

HSH Prince Albert II welcomes ten Superyacht Designers as new Wood Forever Pact Partners at MYS 2014

October 03, 2014

September 24, at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, saw HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco meet ten superyacht design studios that have signed up as new Wood Forever Pact (WFP) Partners, as well as two WFP Members, luxury yacht manufacturers VSY and Burger. They met at the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation stand (QP 42).

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with Wood Forever Pact Partners at MYS 2014 - Photo copyright Alberto Colman www yachtpublicity com

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco with Wood Forever Pact Partners at MYS 2014 - Photo copyright Alberto Colman www yachtpublicity com

Designers of Superyachts who care about deforestation have the opportunity to make a real difference to the environment by becoming Partners of Wood Forever Pact.

Wood Forever Pact is the flagship project of the ‘Monaco makes a commitment against deforestation’ initiative, led by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

The first superyacht design studios to sign up are:

•             Claydon Reeves

•             Michael Leach Design

•             Bannenberg + Rowell

•             Redman Whiteley Dixon

•             Adam Lay Studio

•             Reymond Langton Design

•             Humphreys Design

•             Ciarmoli Queda Studio (CQS)

•             Espen Oeino International

•             GL Watson & Co

Committed to specifying only certified woods, these designers have pledged to introduce clients – who they are designing (or have designed) superyachts for – to Wood Forever Pact (also proposing that superyacht owners become WFP Ambassadors) and raise awareness of the benefits of using woods sourced from well-managed forests.

Designers interested in becoming a Wood Forever Pact Partner or wishing to get more information on the program are invited to call Nick Jeffery (+377 93 250 630) contact the team at operationbois@fpa2.mc

Wood Forever Pact Team

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Villa Girasole

16 Bd de Suisse

98000 Monaco

SILVERYACHTS at Monaco Yacht Show 2014 with model of 77m motor yacht SILVER FAST on display

October 02, 2014

SILVERYACHTS is delighted to announce that the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 has been a great success. During the event, which was held at Port Hercules in Monaco from September 24 to 27, the Australian company showcased the all-new 1:50 large yacht scale model of their 77m motor yacht SILVER FAST. Delivery of mega yacht SILVER FAST is planned for April 2015.

77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SILVERYACHTS

77m mega yacht SILVER FAST by SILVERYACHTS

The Monaco Yacht Show exhibits 500 world leading luxury yachting companies: superyacht builders, brokerage houses, yacht designers, nautical suppliers, refit shipyards, luxury manufacturers and service providers, tenders or yachting federations and associations. It was a perfect event for SILVERYACHTS to present itself.

Superyacht SILVER FAST from above

Superyacht SILVER FAST from above

SILVER FAST Yacht - aft view

SILVER FAST Yacht - aft view

The new built 77 metre superyacht SILVER FAST was the center of focus of SILVERYACHTS’ participation of the show, of which the shipyard has showcased its new 1:50 large yacht scale model.

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST - front view

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST - front view

Aboard SILVER FAST superyacht

Aboard SILVER FAST superyacht

Luxury yacht SILVER FAST is the forth and most advanced ecofuel-efficient vessel in the ground-breaking silver series. Designed by Espen Oeino, SILVER FAST retains the super-sleek contour and unique hull lines of her much-prized predecessors but with a striking new all silver paint. A newly envisaged interior design package, expanded deck spaces, glass-fronted Jacuzzi, indoor-outdoor air conditioned dining area with wrap-around sliding glass panels and a sumptuously spacious saloon. The spacious beach club comes complete with spa, sauna and gym.

SILVER FAST Yacht - Saloon

SILVER FAST Yacht - Saloon

Super yacht SILVER FAST

Super yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury motor yacht SILVER FAST

Luxury motor yacht SILVER FAST

SILVER FAST superyacht achieves unbeaten tops speeds close to 29 knots and a range of 4500 nautical miles at 18 knots or 6000 nautical miles at 14 knots. Australia to Europe in just 21 days – one fuel stop.