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New 2014 JET CAPSULE yacht tender by Lazzarini Design presented at MYS 2013

October 08, 2013

Pierpaolo Lazzarini, a founder of Lazzarini Design, representing an Italian team of entrepreneurs, dreamers, designers, engineers, as well as boat builders, has proudly introduced their 2014 Jet Capsule yacht tender during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. The ambition of the team is to generate a radical change in the marine industry. Their all-new Jet Capsule represents a unique conjunction of new technologies, possibilities and transformations for human needs.

2014 Jet Capsule superyacht tender by Lazzarini Design

2014 Jet Capsule superyacht tender by Lazzarini Design

The mission of the team is to show the world the special features of an innovative design approach of water mobility.

Jet Capsule yacht tender - side view

Jet Capsule yacht tender - side view

Jet Capsule yacht tender - front view

Jet Capsule yacht tender - front view

Jet Capsule - aft view

Jet Capsule - aft view

Jet Capsule yacht tender

Jet Capsule yacht tender

Jet Capsule superyacht tender by night

Jet Capsule superyacht tender by night

Jet Capsule superyacht tender - Dashboard

Jet Capsule superyacht tender - Dashboard

Aboard Jet Capsule yacht tender

Aboard Jet Capsule yacht tender

Technical Specifications of the 2014 Jet Capsule superyacht tender:

LOA 7.35m
Waterline Length 5.8m
Max width 3.44m
Hull width 3.38m
Waterline width 3.00m
Max immersion 0.50m
Design category C
Dry displacement 2.30t
Displacement at full load 3.58t
Fuel capacity 230l
Fresh water capacity 88l
Standard power single engine installed 1 x 315 hp (Yanmar 6LPA)
Standard power dual engine installed 2 x 315 hp (Yanmar 6LPA)
Water Jet Hamilton Jet
Max speed 20-25 knots
Cruising speed at full load 18-23 knots
Standard fuel tank autonomy 110 NM
Max load 6+1 – 8+1 ps

Below is a video presenting the 2014 Jet Capsule yacht tender by Lazzarini Design:

Monaco Yacht Show 2013: Yachting Pages hosts Tim Heywood signing superyacht sculpture

October 08, 2013

The prestigious UK superyacht directory, Yachting Pages, hosted multi award winning luxury yacht designer, Tim Heywood, during the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show, where he signed his first superyacht inspired sculpture. This was proudly showcased on the stand of Yachting Pages throughout the event.

First superyacht sculpture by Tim Heywood

First superyacht sculpture by Tim Heywood showcased on the stand of Yachting Pages

The sculpture is called Floating Crystal Silver and was made by leading yacht chandelier and glass art company, Crystal Caviar With the design proving extremely popular among visitors, Tim Heywood, whose previous designs include the 133m M/Y Al Mirqab, was pleased to share the finishing touch to his sculpture.

Yachting Pages Media Group was delighted to welcome Tim to the stand along with Marek Landa, owner of Crystal Caviar. Many visitors at the show along with Yachting Pages staff and industry press witnessed the signing.

Sarrah Macey, marketing and events executive at Yachting Pages and the Superyacht Owners’ Guide co-ordinated the event and reported that, “It was fantastic that Tim was able to join us at the stand, he is an outstanding designer and it was a great pleasure to see him signing his unique sculpture.”

Sarrah then added, “The sculpture has drawn in many visitors throughout the show, lots of people have stopped by our stand to see it and I am pleased that we could support one of our customers, Crystal Caviar by showcasing their collaborative partnership with Tim Heywood and the beautiful lead crystal that they work with.”

Having toured the boat shows in September, the sculpture is now for sale. If you are interested please contact Sarrah Macey on +44(0)1173 160560 or Sarrah.macey@yachtingpages.com

Alternatively you can contact Marek Landa via info@crystalcaviar.eu

Omega Architects-designed GALACTICA STAR Yacht awarded ‘Best Yacht of Monaco Yacht Show 2013′

October 08, 2013

Omega Architects are proud to announce that their 65-metre ‘Galactica Star’ yacht has been awarded the ‘Best Yacht of Monaco Yacht Show 2013′ during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.

65m luxury motor yacht Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects

65m luxury motor yacht Galactica Star designed by Omega Architects

The award was handed to Omega Architects by Matteo Zaccagnini of Yacht Design Magazine.

Sleek lines, an innovative hull and superb space design ensure that the 65m mega yacht Galactica Star is a worthy flagship.

From a designer’s point of view, Omega Architects believe superyacht Galactica Star has exactly the right amount of innovation at exactly the right time!

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Omega Architects.

ISAYachts to build new 42m motor yacht FILANTE 42

October 07, 2013

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, the legendary English yard established in 1782, and now part of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Nautor Holding, has proudly announced the signing of an agreement with ISAYachts for the production of the all-new 42-metre motor yacht FILANTE 42. The Filante 42 superyacht design made its world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show and will be also revealed to the American market at the forthcoming Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show, running from October 31 to November 4, 2013.

Filante 42 Yacht by Camper and Nicholsons Yachting and ISAYachts

Filante 42 Yacht by Camper and Nicholsons Yachting and ISAYachts

Founded in 2001, ISA Yachts is a major Italian builder of craft of up to 80 metres, having delivered 28 luxury megayachts over the last 12 years. Its 50,000 m² yard includes 18,000 m² of building sheds, administration offices and on-site plant and joinery workshops where meticulous attention to detail is lavished on each and every project as part of ISA Yachts’ client-oriented and teamwork-based philosophy.

Luxury yacht Filante 42 at full speed

Luxury yacht Filante 42 at full speed

“This partnership with the ISA Yachts is a very important step for us,” declared Federico Bennewitz, CEO of Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, “as it guarantees our potential clients the very best from the first example onwards because ISA Yachts is a yard of such proven ability and reliability. “

Superyacht Filante 42 - side view

Superyacht Filante 42 - side view

“We are particularly satisfied with this new agreement,” said ISA Group CEO Luciano Bregola. “We are very proud indeed to have been selected as the industrial partner of a brand as historic and prestigious as Camper & Nicholsons Yachts. We see this as an acknowledgement of the work we have done in recent years to guarantee our clients consistently high standards of quality and prompt delivery times. We are convinced that this collaboration will yield significant advantages for both groups.”

Filante 42 Yacht - upview

Filante 42 Yacht - upview

Luxury yacht Filante 42 is the flagship of a new range of cutting-edge, genuinely offshore displacement motoryachts. It is, in fact, a “compact superyacht” in which the guest and crew areas are designed to guarantee maximum comfort even in long-distance navigation. Because of its compact dimensions, excellent manoeuvrability and superbly reliable electronic hull and machinery control systems, the Filante 42 will also allow its passengers to effortlessly reach even the most remote corners of the world.

Superyacht Filante 42 - aft view

Superyacht Filante 42 - aft view

To ensure that owners’ needs are met, particularly in terms of potential charter use, the Filante 42 yacht will also come with two large tenders as standard in addition to a rescue craft and a personal watercraft.

Filante 42 Yacht - Decks

Filante 42 Yacht - Decks

Technical Specifications of the 42m luxury yacht Filante 42:

Length 41.8 metres
Beam 8.7 metres
Draught 2.55 metres
Available guest floor space 550 m2
Displacement 400 tons
Max speed 13.5 knots
Engines 2 x Caterpilalr C18 ACERT 447kW @ 1800 RPM
Concept and exterior design Camper & Nicholsons Yachts
Naval architecture Horacio Bozzo
Interior design Architect Michele Bonan

Captains’ Forum organised by Yacht Club de Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show 2013

October 04, 2013

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show was marked by the Captains’ Forum, organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in partnership with Only Yacht. The event hosted superyacht captains, invited to participate in two debates.

Captains' Forum organised by Yacht Club de Monaco during the MYS 2013

Captains' Forum organised by Yacht Club de Monaco during the MYS 2013

VAT for Charters: a headache for the professionals

Chaired by Jean-Louis Bissuel, International Maritime Consultant, the first debate discussed new measures relating to VAT on charters.

Representatives from the tax offices in Italy, Spain, France and Monaco outlined the situation as it stands in their respective countries.

For Monaco, it was explained that from 15 July 2013, a new ruling applies to rental operations and yacht charters for leisure purposes. These services are now subject to VAT according to the applicable statutory regulations. In Monaco it is based on French VAT legislation, and for vessels sailing in international waters, a rate of 9.6% which is half the standard rate is applied, in accordance with provisions laid down in Article 59a of the European Directive 2006/112/EC.

There was a reminder that to date VAT only applies to the “rental” part and not to provisions for the vessel.

It was explained that operations of this type are taxable in Monaco when the rental or charter of the pleasure yacht is located in Monaco, but that renters not established in Monaco are required to appoint a tax representative, subjected to VAT in the Principality.

In Italy, a rate of 21% is applicable for charters sailing within 12 nautical miles of Italy. For those going beyond this zone a reduced rate of 6.3% applies.

As for Spain, the government is planning to grant an exemption from registration tax for yachts over 15 metres, which is currently fixed at 12%. The aim is to open up and develop the charter business, as there is currently no provision in Spanish law allowing for a reduction in VAT in accordance with the provisions of Article 59a in the European Directive cited above.

It was a lively discussion and given the number of questions put to the speakers, it’s clear that there is a big need for clarification on measures applicable at a European and national level, as well as harmonisation between neighbouring states involved in similar activities.

Protecting cetacean species in the Mediterranean

Another highlight was the second debate introduced by Armelle Roudaut-Lafon, Director of Maritime Affairs in the Principality. She spoke about the problem of collisions between vessels and whales within the context of the ACCOBAMS agreement and Pelagos Sanctuary.

Given the significant mortality rate among marine mammals, the association Souffleurs d’écume helped develop REPCET, a system for plotting and sharing the positions of marine mammals in real-time via satellite. The more boat owners who use it the more effective it will be.

Keep abreast of latest developments, inform captains and owners, and raise awareness among the relevant public institutions – this is the mission assigned to the YCM as part of the “Monaco: Capital of Yachting” project, the aim of which is to unite and promote all those involved in this sector.

Superyacht UK celebrates its 10th anniversary at MYS 2013

October 03, 2013

Last month saw the Superyacht UK (SYUK), the British Marine Federation association, representing the superyacht industry in England, celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Monaco Yacht Show, with a feeling of increased economic confidence.

Superyacht UK celebrates 10 years at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show

Superyacht UK celebrates 10 years at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show

The British superyacht industry was represented by almost 60 members at the 23rd show, both in the marina and on land, showcasing the very best of British excellence.  Joining Superyacht UK in a dedicated SYUK pavilion was a wide representation from the supply chain such as Brunton Propellers, Halyard and Solent Refit. Pendennis, Oyster, Sunseeker, Princess and Green Marine, some of the UK’s top boatyards, were also in attendance.

The international show began with increased confidence in the UK superyacht sector as SYUK published results from its seventh annual survey of members. The findings reveal positive signs of growth for the sector, with a rise in revenue of 3.9% to £460 million – an increase on the -2.2% growth recorded in 2011/12.

Continuing the best of British theme throughout the anniversary celebrations, the RAF Red Arrows took to the skies over Monaco with an aerial display. Over 300 guests were invited out to the breakwater for the SYUK reception offering the ideal vantage point to view the aerial display.

Tom Chant, International Development Manager at British Marine Federation and Superyacht UK, said:
“The profile of the UK’s superyacht industry was certainly raised at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. We went in to the show in a bullish mood with our annual statistics displaying encouraging signs of renewed activity and this was borne out throughout the event, with members reporting increased interest and sales of their products and services. And with the Red Arrows flypast, Superyacht UK certainly captured the attention of owners, captains and key players of the global superyacht industry, positioning our members perfectly for future business.”

Eifrion Evans from Lumishore, who exhibited in the SYUK pavilion, added: “Lumishore has had a wonderful first Monaco Yacht Show. Aspirations and all our expectations were met and surpassed.”

SYUK celebrations and arrival of the Red Arrows were made possible through continued support of members Pendennis, Burgess, Superyacht World, Yachting World and Superyacht Business (Platinum partners); Sunseeker, Princess, Viking Recruitement (Gold partners); Design Unlimited, Saltwater Communication, Halyard, Yacht Carbon Offset, Owen Marine Marketing, Cockwells, JPMA, Atlas B2B and Ince & Co.

Video of Shell Art Installation ‘Holi Shell’ by Vripack on display at MYS 2013

October 03, 2013

Vripack, a world player in Yacht Design, Naval Architecture, as well as Engineering since 1961, has released a video of its 11x8ft Shell Art Installation ‘Holi Shell’, exhibited by its Pop-Up Gallery during the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show. The art piece represents a holistic expression, tickling all human senses and embodying Vripack’s creations by animation video, social media, as well as music and visual effects.

Dykstra-designed luxury yacht RAINBOW showcased at Monaco Yacht Show 2013

October 03, 2013

Dykstra Naval Architects from the Netherlands have participated in this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, successfully concluded last month. Dykstra-designed luxury yacht Rainbow was moored at the show at the T-Central floating pontoon T30.

Luxury sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw and Dykstra Naval Architects

Luxury sailing yacht Rainbow by Holland Jachtbouw and Dykstra Naval Architects

Launched by Holland Jachtbouw last year, the 40-metre sailing yacht Rainbow is a beautiful J-Class sloop, redesigned by Dykstra Naval Architects, based on the original sailing yacht by William Starling Burgess from 1934.

Featuring an aluminium hull and wooden superstructure, the Lloyd’s registered superyacht Rainbow offers deluxe accommodation to 10 guests in total, looked after by a professional crew of 7 members.

Below is a gallery for the stylish charter yachts with design by Dykstra Naval Architects.

A very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2013 for Claydon Reeves

October 03, 2013

It has been an amazing Monaco Yacht Show 2013 for Claydon Reeves this year. There has been plenty of positive energy in the air and it has been great for the prestigious UK design studio to see all their old friends as well as meeting some wonderful new ones. The studio’s stand went up and came down without incident and they had a record number of visitors. The company has presented their 15-metre Aeroboat superyacht tender/luxury day boat, which will be run by a Merlin V12 engine.

Model of Aeroboat yacht tender designed by Claydon Reeves on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013

Model of Aeroboat yacht tender designed by Claydon Reeves on display at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013

CR41 featured on the walls of the Hakvoort stand, the Andromeda yacht profiles for Feadship were in Edmiston’s Antennae, Meteora yacht was in Pendennis’ 25th Anniversary book, Caspian superyacht design was on the walls of Nobiskrug’s stand and Radiance yacht design featured in their printed hand outs. Claydon Reeves was truly present at the show.

Hakvoort at MYS 2013

Hakvoort at MYS 2013

A highlight this year was the Red Arrows display – sponsored by, amongst others; Pendennis Shipyard, the BMF, Burgess and SYUK.  Claydon Reeves loved it and even met some of the crew later that day.

Red arrows

Red arrows

Rossinavi motor yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV displayed at Monaco Yacht Show 2013

October 03, 2013

The prestigious Italian shipyard, Rossinavi, has attended this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, presenting its all-new motor yacht Param Jamuna IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027), launched in March 2013. Measuring 49 meters in length, superyacht Param Jamuna IV belongs to the successful planing tri-deck Prince Shark Line. Her naval architecture is by Arrabito Naval Architects, while her interior as well as exterior design have been created by Team for Design by Enrico Gobbi.

Luxury motor yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV by RossiNavi

Luxury motor yacht PARAM JAMUNA IV (Project Prince Shark, hull FR027) by Rossinavi

Rossinavi tri-deck superyacht Param Jamuna IV boasts beautiful accommodation for up to 12 guests, looked after by a crew of 11 members. This spectacular vessel is also fitted with a rich entertainment system, comprising the popular Kaleidescape system for controlling TV on-demand, a complex WiFi network as well as the complete range of Apple systems.

PARAM JAMUNA IV Yacht - Salon - Photo by Alberto Cocchi

PARAM JAMUNA IV Yacht - Salon - Photo by Alberto Cocchi