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A very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014 for Wild Group International

October 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Wild Group International was present at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, showing the art of vinyl film application to all visitors. Among various exhibits at Monaco were the 50m Proteksan Turquoise superyacht Double Trouble that received a full hull transformation from white to blue and the 28m Sunseeker motor yacht Merrick, displaying a total interior and exterior transformation using matt metallic silver.

50m luxury yacht Double Trouble after full hull film finish by Wild Group

50m luxury yacht Double Trouble after full hull film finish by Wild Group

“We have been overwhelmed with the amount of enquiries following our exhibit at Monaco Yacht show and so pleased to see that the industry is now seeing the benefits and gaining confidence in vinyl films for interior and exterior transformations,” comments Greg Hoar, Managing Director.

28m superyacht Merric after Titanium full wrap and superstructure at Solent Refit by Wild Group

28m superyacht Merric after Titanium full wrap and superstructure at Solent Refit by Wild Group

A very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014

October 16, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show, hosted by the glamorous Monaco yacht charter destination, nestled in the Mediterranean, featured a record exhibition of 115 superyachts afloat and 510 companies. The extension of this prestigious event met the strong demand of the industry and presented its best “yachting” offer to the visitors of the show.

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

Monaco Yacht Show 2014

On the docks, the exhibitors all underlined the evolution of the attendance levels: a slight decrease in visits (32 921 participants against 33 730 in 2013) but with no doubt of a far better quality as to contacts made, with many more owners and potential clients visiting. The MYS has been for several years an important part of the selling process of a yacht, but indeed the success of a participation in Monaco is materialised by the signature of contracts, if not on site, within the following weeks.

In fact, the real challenge for the MYS organisers was to affirm and confirm the ultra high-end quality of the professional and private visitors. “We have re-orientated the positioning of the show so as to attract a new end clientele and initiate it to the ‘superyachting’ culture”. The MYS must be a major ambassador and bring about the whole industry for promotion among potential clients,” says Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS, before adding: “Last June, we carried out in Shangai a promotional campaign for superyachting, among the Chinese elite that we invited to the show. We have also developed collaborations with luxury conciergeries or private clubs in order to organise VIP clients visits to the show, and meetings with our exhibitors.”

Luxury superyachts on display at MYS 2014

Luxury superyachts on display at MYS 2014

Although the increase of the entrance fee to 150 € per day could have had an influence on the number of visitors, the attendance levels remained quite stable with nearly 33 000 participants this year. A statistic that confirms the initial objective of the MYS, which was to boost the exhibiting companies which attended with a lot more representatives, and that is significant as to the B2B and B2C commercial stakes of a participation to the MYS. “With nearly 90% of stands renewal each year, the MYS can be compared to a club where everyone knows each other but above all where they all strongly invest to meet in a common business atmosphere in Monaco. In the capacity of organisers, we are responsible for the quality of the exhibition, for the services offered to the exhibitors as well as for the means implemented to maximise the return on investment of their participation,” according to Ms Tallarida.

The trend towards a better quality of the visitors was also confirmed by the presence of prestigious partners: Ulysse Nardin, the Swiss watchmaker, exhibited his limited edition of “MonacoYS 2014” fine watches for the 7th successive year as an official sponsor. Baccarat, the French glassworker, celebrated its 250 years and fitted out the show VIP area and the Upper Deck Lounge, once more with the interior designers Sabrina Monte-Carlo and Paola Lenti, or with the Opera Gallery art gallery. Porsche, the automobile constructor present for the first time as a partner, came to reveal the fabulous 918 Spyder whereas Avakian, the jeweller, showcased some of its most elegant jewels collections.

Aerial view of MYS 2014

Aerial view of MYS 2014

The superyachting celebration

Among the 115 superyachts present this year, nearly half of them were less than two years built, and specifically 38 had been delivered in 2014. An anew exceptional fleet, awaited by the buyers, was exhibited by the brokerage companies and included 76 superyachts available for sale or charter.

Some of the units have been dedicated to the first ever MYS Award Ceremony organised on the 23rd of September last in the new Monaco Yacht Club.

Mega yacht Grace E (73m, 2014), from Perini Navi-Picchiotti shipyard, won the award for the best interior design and mega yacht Solandge (85,5m, 2013, Lürssen) the one for the best exterior design. The award for the best 2014 launch exhibited at the MYS was granted to the 91,5m spectacular mega yacht Equanimity by Oceanco. The reception also rewarded explorer yacht Yersin with the Monaco 2014 trophy and the superyacht Admiral with the Green Plus Yacht award given by the environmental classification company RINA. An honorary award ceremony that rewarded the exceptional work carried out by each winner, in front of an audience of decision-makers and personalities from the yachting world.

Mega yacht Solandge by Lurssen

Mega yacht Solandge by Lurssen

The MYS 2014 also welcomed the captains and crews of the superyachts in the brand new MYS C&C Lounge that was exclusively dedicated to them during the four days of the show. Obviously, MYS high standards services were offered all day long. The show had to be the celebration of the ‘superyachting’ way of life, whether it be a shipowner or a crew member.

This 24th edition has thus been characterised by the quality of the visitors and the legitimate ambitions of each exhibitor to present its best offer on the docks and afloat in the Port Hercule.

This edition also underlines a new historical cycle for the MYS, as for its 25th anniversary in 2015 the show will present a new configuration of the exhibition area, with in particular the capacity to welcome megayachts up to 120m long along the quay Rainier III and mainly the repositioning of the Darse Nord tents on the Quai Antoine 1er. Nevertheless, do not worry, the organisers work closely with the Monegasque government aiming to place each stand as logically as possible and keep the commercial synergy developed among the exhibitors over the years.

Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti discusses new approach to regional yachting industry during MYS 2014

October 16, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Tahiti’s Etienne Boutin was present at the last month’s Monaco Yacht Show 2014. During the event, NZ Marine, Superyacht Australia, as well as professionals from the South Pacific islands discussed a new collaborative approach to marketing the region as a united superyacht destination.

Motor yacht Ultimate Lady in the fantastic French Polynesia yacht holiday location - Tahiti (Photo Courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts)

Motor yacht Ultimate Lady in the fantastic French Polynesia yacht holiday location - Tahiti (Photo Courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts)

Mr. Boutin reports that following a first approach made at the last Sanctuary Cove show in the Gold Coast of Australia, the matter was further discussed at Monaco with APS members Jeanette Tobin and Duthie Lidgard of APS New Zealand also in attendance. Topics included:  Stronger regional cooperation at yacht shows, better sharing of data, joint actions on charter regulations, collaboration with media releases, and uniting under a common destination tag name.

“More meetings will be necessary to agree on a joint strategy but I salute the fresh spirit of this initiative.” Etienne continued, “It is so easy for us involved in day to day business to only see the neighbor as a competitor. However, we all need to have a greater vision able to pool our energies for a smarter and eventually wealthier regional yachting industry”.

A great success of Swan 105 RS sailing yacht TI-COYO by Nautor and beiderbeck designs at MYS 2014

October 15, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

It has been a very successful Monaco Yacht Show 2014 for the majestic Swan 105 RS sailing yacht Ti-Coyo. She was received with great fascination by both international as well as local professionals visiting and exhibiting at the event. Mixing up a splendorous home with highest comfort, utmost functionality and cutting edge design, Nautor’s Swan superyacht Ti-Coyo has been entirely designed by beiderbeck designs, with naval architecture by German Frers.

Swan 105 RS superyacht Ti-Coyo - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Swan 105 RS superyacht Ti-Coyo - Photo by Dijana Nukic

The strict separation of operational and recreational areas allows for the owner’s privacy on and below deck if the Swan is sailed by a crew – even though she can be operated easily single-handed. The aft master stateroom features a sliding glass panorama door allowing bright daylight to enter while opening onto the transom, which can be used as a terrace and swimming platform. Warm Xelogen lights underline the timeless elegance of the interior furniture.

Luxury yacht Ti-Coyo - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Luxury yacht Ti-Coyo - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Both guest cabins, one equipped with a king-size bed, the other with two single beds, each have separate shower baths. The main saloon in front of the cabins follows the same design as on the open deck: there are two u-shaped, spacious sitting areas on either side, a large one furnished with a side table for glasses and a very large one with a dining table. This is where the yacht’s beam of almost 25 feet (a good seven and a half meters) is not only visible but also useful. And when seated (!), the guests can enjoy the breath-taking panorama view of the horizon – and not only the sky. When it’s dark outside, this is enhanced by light strips integrated into the side deck.

Aboard Ti-Coyo superyacht - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Aboard Ti-Coyo superyacht - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Superyacht Ti-Coyo - Exterior - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Superyacht Ti-Coyo - Exterior - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Sailing yacht Ti-Coyo - Exterior - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Sailing yacht Ti-Coyo - Exterior - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Almost the same comfort can be found in the crew cabins which are completely separated towards the bow and can be accessed via two doors through the galley. Both fore cabins are divided by a central piece of furniture with a sliding partition wall.

Luxury yacht Ti-Coyo - Galley - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Luxury yacht Ti-Coyo - Galley - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Saloon - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Saloon - Photo by Dijana Nukic

From their area, a separate companionway gives the crew access to their own small cockpit situated in front of the mast from where the Swan 105 RS yacht Ti-Coyo can be entirely manoeuvred under engine, e.g. for boat transfers. In front of this cockpit, the dinghy is recessed into the deck.

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Owners Stateroom - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Ti-Coyo Yacht - Owners Stateroom - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Super yacht Ti-Coyo - Owners Stateroom - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Super yacht Ti-Coyo - Owners Stateroom - Photo by Dijana Nukic

From the twin steering system in the aft sailing cockpit, the skipper can operate all relevant elements at the push of a button. The 300m2 fully-battened mainsail can be furled into the main boom. Both the self-tacking jib (210m2) and the semi-permanent code zero (490m2) are supplied with a headsails furling system.

Sailing yacht Ti-Coyo - Guest Cabin - Photo by Dijana Nukic

Sailing yacht Ti-Coyo - Guest Cabin - Photo by Dijana Nukic

The owner of Ti-Coyo yacht may also sail his super-yacht from the interior helm stand from where a door leads onto the side deck. This allows the skipper to contact people outside without delay and to quickly access the foredeck without having to go through the main saloon.

Super yacht Ti-Coyo - Head - Photo by Dijana Nukovic

Super yacht Ti-Coyo - Head - Photo by Dijana Nukovic

The open saloon situated outside on the upper deck between cockpit and bridge is a living room of its own. Depending on the weather conditions, it can be closed completely or shaded partially with the electrical sliding elements of the bimini roof. Even the windshield can be lowered using a remote control.

Ti-Coyo superyacht - Crew - Photo by Dijana Nukovic

Ti-Coyo superyacht - Crew - Photo by Dijana Nukovic

Technical Specification of Swan 105-002 super yacht Ti-Coyo

Length overall: 31.69 metres

Length of waterline: 29.37 metres

Beam: 7.57 metres

Draught: 4 metres

Displacement (empty) approx. 83 tons

Hull construction: carbon-reinforced glass-fibre sandwich construction

Deck: carbon-fibre sandwich construction

Sail area close-hauled:  510 square metres

Mainsail: 300 square metres

Jib: 210 square metres

Code Zero:  490 square metres

Engine: Cummins QSL 9 (330 PS)

Overall concept and design: beiderbeck designs GmbH

Interior design:  beiderbeck designs GmbH

Naval architecture:  Frers Naval Architect

Structural calculation: Gurit (supported by Nautor & beiderbeck)

Yard: OY Nautor AB

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

October 15, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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 Bednarova

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.