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Sunseeker Germany announces sale of Sunseeker 75 Yacht and Sunseeker 86 Yacht

October 15, 2014

Written by zuzana

The last month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Yacht Show, as well as Southampton Boat Show have been quite successful for Sunseeker Germany. Within a few days, the company sold two yachts measuring over 70 feet in length, a 75 Yacht and an 86 Yacht.

Sunseeker 75 Yacht on display at the 2014 London Boat Show

Sunseeker 75 Yacht on display at the 2014 London Boat Show

The climate in the motoryacht industry is picking up, Sunseeker Germany is looking very positively towards the upcoming show “boot 2015” in Dusseldorf. “We are already approached by customers regarding the latest model of the Predator series, the Predator 57, which will celebrate its debut in January at Dusseldorf boat show… the interest on customer side is tremendous”, comments Torsten Sieckmann, Director of Marketing & Sales at Sunseeker Germany.

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

Sunseeker 86 Yacht

The approximately 18 meters long yacht delights especially by its price-performance value. Features like the hydraulic patio glass sliding door, hardtop or the hydraulic swim platform come as standard. With already 19 boats sold worldwide, even before its premiere at boot 2015, the 57 Predator makes an excellent start.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Sunseeker.

Video: 70m motor yacht Project KOMETA (YN 17470) by Heesen Yachts

October 14, 2014

Written by zuzana

The prestigious Dutch shipyard, Heesen Yachts attended this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, introducing their all-new 70m motor yacht Project Kometa (YN 17470) – the largest Heesen project to date, scheduled for delivery in 2016. With a sleek, elegant profile by Espen Øino International, interior by Sinot, and the revolutionary Hull Vane technology by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, mega yacht Kometa is the perfect combination of speed, space and style. Below is a video from the presentation of Kometa at MYS 2014, released by Heesen Yachts.

New Admiral Sail sailing yacht WAVE 38 designed by Philippe Briand

October 13, 2014

Written by zuzana

The Admiral Sail “Wave” superyacht series has been officially introduced at the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. This Series is being developed together with Philippe Briand Ltd., one of the most prominent yacht design studios in the world. It will include yachts from 38 up to 60 meters, all to be made of aluminium.

New Admiral Sail Wave 38 superyacht

After having entered the sailing yacht market with the Silent 76 sailing yacht Gigreca, The Italian Sea Group felt it was already time to move forward and go bigger, well over 30 meters.

In this way the shipyard can capitalize the huge know-how and experience in the aluminum construction also on sailing yachts.

Of course the company knows this market to be a niche but they also know that the real players are not many and they do want to introduce something different, seen by a different perspective.

Admiral Sail Wave 38 Yacht

Admiral Sail Wave 38 Yacht

So far the 38 meter model has been developed in details and she truly is an outstanding sailing yacht.

Here are some comments from the designer, Philippe Briand:

“When we have read the requirements of Admiral sail for the design of a new sailing yacht, we were pleasantly surprised and immediately motivated.

First of all, I admire all entrepreneurs who want to build sailing yachts as we all know the technical challenges are bigger than for motor yachts and the business side is also much tougher.

The Italian Sea Group team explained that they wanted to build a sailing yacht that would be a beautiful holiday platform for family and friends.

The team mentioned comfort, external deck spaces, a very protected cockpit, aft deck terrace, performance, smart lines and fun to use. Those elements are high on the list of many potential yachtsmen. There is to our knowledge no existing 38m sailing yacht, delivering all those features.

The key element lies in the naval architecture and structure of the hull. We have designed a beamier hull at midships and a wider section aft. This is the trend of the last successful generation of racing sailing yachts and those yachts have proven to be very efficient. The huge advantage given by this modern and fast shape is the volume and deck space created.

We used the volume inside to design an extremely wide and comfortable owner’s stateroom aft. The general layout offers two more guests cabins and a multifunctional space (office, salon, or third guest cabin). The crew quarters are LY3 compliant, with accommodations for 4 crew and the captain.

The layout of the deck space is novel. The cockpit is protected by a hard top, with a sliding bimini, and can be fully protected, with retractable windowpanes. The cockpit becomes the formal dining area on deck at night!

The large aft terrace is another feature of this 38m yacht. It procures a protected sunbathing platform with access to the sea and is also connected with the owner’s stateroom.

The exterior design is largely part of the Admiral‘s DNA. The yacht is dynamic and will be very responsive.  Admiral sail Wave 38 will be a fast and fun sailing yacht and a meeting place for those who love wind and water.”

The Admiral Sail Wave 38 yacht will be rigged with carbon mast and carbon furling boom with provision for autotacking jib, slightly overlapping foresail, staysail and downwind sail.

New leather range by Andrew Winch Designs and Foglizzo

October 13, 2014

Written by zuzana

The design firm Andrew Winch Designs and Italian leather specialists Foglizzo proudly announced the launch of their new leather range at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. This represents a sophisticated selection of the best Foglizzo leathers, available in exclusive colours, fully customised grains, as well as unique embossings.

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New leather range by Andrew Winch Designs and Foglizzo

An elemental collection.

Inspired by Land, Sea and Air, the three elements of Andrew Winch’s Design, this exclusive Anglo Italian collaboration offers the ultimate in creativity and quality that is synonymous with both companies.

The collection finds its application in the worlds of Aviation, Yachts and Architecture, a beautiful range that reflects the very highest standards of creativity, quality and decorative finish.

New leather range by Andrew Winch and Foglizzo

New leather range by Andrew Winch and Foglizzo

The Andrew Winch Designs Collection is defined by:

A range of plain leather in 36 colors.

3 three sophisticated patterns to personalize the hides.

A further customization with three unique grains.

A new level of personalization with print and grain.

This collection of leather, suede and nabuk offers a suite of refined and nuanced shades that draw inspiration from the air, earth and water.

Three refined patterns emphasize the beauty of these precious elements:

Jetstream: Sinuous and light as wind

City Lights: Geometric lines and shapes converge to create an inspired urban landscape

Set Sail: A story of seafaring to legendary islands

Moreover all leathers can fully personalized with three different grains: sand, grit and stone.

The selection is set to deliver the finest quality and the most exquisite luxury, the collaboration between Foglizzo and Andrew Winch Designs is sure to turn heads and set new standards in custom luxury leather finishes.

Alewijnse’s new superyacht refit and servicing subsidiary at La Ciotat, France

October 10, 2014

Written by zuzana

The second day of the Monaco Yacht Show saw Dick Alewijnse, CEO of Alewijnse Marine Systems, and Jean-Philippe Mignard, Director General of SEMIDEP CIOTAT, sign the contract that officially establishes the home of Alewijnse’s new superyacht refit and servicing subsidiary at La Ciotat, France. The new company will be positioned at Chantiers Naval, the largest superyacht refit yard in the South of France.

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The new agreement means that Alewijnse will have a permanent presence on-site, from which it will provide both warranty services for existing customers and full repair and refit packages for electrical systems designed and installed by third-party yards and integrators. Clients will benefit from rapid analysis and diagnosis of system issues, faster turnaround times and face-to-face coordination with partners in the yard. A team of initially six personnel will be based at La Ciotat, with Alewijnse engineers and technicians deployed from the Netherlands as before to undertake major projects.

“It has been a long- held wish of mine to have a permanent presence in the Mediterranean,” said Dick Alewijnse, “especially in the neighbourhood of Marseille. We recently established a base in Anatalya, Turkey, and now we are very happy that we can be part of the success of La Ciotat, which has in recent years become the leading location in the Mediterranean for yacht refits.”

Alewijnse welcomes all enquiries regarding refit, repair and maintenance work in La Ciotat with immediate effect, and the new office will be fully operational by the end of the year.

Superyacht of the Year 2014 Award for Mangusta 165E motor yacht MOONRAKER

October 09, 2014

Written by zuzana

The Overmarine Group has proudly announced that the Superyacht of the Year 2014 Award ‘Barca dell’Anno’ went to the Mangusta 165E motor yacht MOONRAKER. Launched in February 2014, the all-new superyacht MOONRAKER represents the eighth unit of Maxi Open Mangusta fleet. Called 165 E, where ‘E’ stands for “Evolution”, she made her world debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Luxury motor yacht Moonraker

Mangusta 165E motor yacht Moonraker - Image credit to Overmarine Group Mangusta

Luxury yacht MOONRAKER features a wide range of unique aesthetic-structural features. These include an impressive side window, a large single panel of glass by the main saloon, providing excellent visibility from the inside and letting in plenty of natural light. In addition, the superstructure of the flybridge houses a large U-shaped divan, giving this striking vessel more modern and aggressive lines.

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior

Mangusta 165E Yacht Moonraker - Interior - Image credit to Overmarine Group Mangusta

Run by triple powerful MTU 16V 4000 M93 diesels, Mangusta 165E super yacht MOONRAKER can easily achieve an impressive top speed of 40 knots and a cruising speed of 36 knots, while providing the highest levels of on-board comfort, thanks to process control, the type of composite structures used, soundproofing, vibration control, as well as ergonomic layouts.

Below is a selection of the luxurious charter yachts built by Overmarine Group Mangusta.

Delivery of first Swan 105 RS sailing yacht TI-COYO

October 09, 2014

Written by zuzana

Last month saw the delivery of the first Swan 105 RS sailing yacht Ti-Coyo by Nautor’s Swan, belonging to its 2013 introduced cruising range. The SW105RS superyacht Ti-Coyo has been superbly penned by German Frers, in collaboration with the yard’s in-house team. She made her debut at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

Swan 105RS super yacht Ti-Coyo at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Swan 105RS super yacht Ti-Coyo at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

Boasting striking interior by Beiderbeck Designs, Swan 105RS luxury yacht Ti-Coyo was designed for blue water sailing. She allows for short handed sailing with ease and is well suited for long distances.

SW105RS super yacht Ti-Coyo draws on the same hull design, construction techniques and materials as the yachts in the Nautor’s successful performance range, maintaining the core DNA of a Swan mixed up with the attention to quality, detail, as well as style.

Below is a gallery for the beautiful charter yachts built by Nautor’s Swan.

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

October 09, 2014

Written by zuzana

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

Written by zuzana

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

Written by zuzana

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.