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Porto Montenegro at Autumn Boat Shows

September 12, 2013

In order to launch their new tailor made long term leases, Porto Montenegro is currently participating in the Cannes International Boat Show, as part of the marine industry’s annual series of September boat shows, also including the PSP Southampton Boat Show (13th-22nd), as well as the Monaco Yacht Show (25th-28th).

Porto Montenegro superyacht marina

Porto Montenegro superyacht marina

Porto Montenegro is the first luxury superyacht marina in the Mediterranean to offer long term berths with variable leasing periods between 10 and 30 years. Oliver Corlette, Porto Montenegro’s Managing Director, explains the benefits of this new approach to berth leasing: “At Porto Montenegro we focus on solving our customer’s berthing needs first. We wanted to provide our clients with more flexibility when making a long term berth investment by tailoring the lease period to suit their needs.”

For further details visit the Porto Montenegro boat show team onsite at the following locations:

Cannes Boat Show – Jetee Albert Edouard Sud (JAS) 003
PSP Southampton Boat Show – Mayflower Tent J053
Monaco Yacht Show – Parvis Piscine QP8

Those who visit the stand will also be invited to take part in a prize draw to win a weekend at Porto Montenegro next summer. Each winner and a guest will win two nights accommodation in a Porto Montenegro residence, dinner at one of the marina’s waterfront restaurants, VIP access to Purobeach and a private boat tour of Kotor Bay.

Kingship working on new motor yacht DISCOVERY 88 project

September 11, 2013

Kingship is currently working on the all-new motor yacht Discovery 88 project. Luxury superyacht Discovery 88 project is being developed in partnership with the award winning studio, AXIS Group Yacht Design, as well as designer Horacio Bozzo.

New Discovery 88 superyacht project by Kingship

New Discovery 88 superyacht project by Kingship

Luxury yacht Discovery 88 project is a unique timeless yacht of its own kind – a complete new formula in yacht measurement in length (LOA), width (beam) and waterline length for an 88-footer.

At 27-metre LOA, Discovery 88 yacht is designed with the widest beam of 8 metres and a waterline length under 24 metres. This MAGIC formula creates a voluminous interior space surpassing any 88-footer but the crew requirement still falls within the 24-metre rule because of her waterline length.

She has the lowest maintenance cost as only a Captain and a deckhand are required to run the yacht under this category.  Lowest at maintenance cost and biggest in volume make perfect sense for any sea lover to own a yacht of this kind.

Luxury yacht Discovery 88 project - Interior

Luxury yacht Discovery 88 project - Interior

The spacious interior could accommodate 8 guests in ultimate comfort. The lower deck consists of a 24-square-metre full-beam master bedroom, 3 VIP staterooms of which one is also full-beam; and also a crew quarter for 4 separated from the guest area.

It is rare for a yacht of her size to include 2 full-beam staterooms for her owners and guests, making her even more special compared to yachts of her kind. Owing to her wide beam, the main saloon on the main deck houses a large sitting and dining area with th e galley conveniently located between those 2 areas and the wheelhouse. Service crews can serve guests with their needs efficiently.

Her flybridge is more than just a sunbathing area. Covered by a Bimini hard-top, it is a specifically designed outdoor area configurated with padded sunbeds, a barbeque grill and a bar where guests can enjoy top quality al fresco dinner at a sizeable dining table beside the bar. For this semi-covered outdoor space, we also offer owners with the options of

Powered by two Caterpillar C12’s engines, each capable of delivering 290kW @1,800 rpm, superyacht Discovery 88 can achieve a remarkable range of 3,500nm at 10 knots. This steel hull and aluminum superstructure yacht will be built to RINA – CE Class.

The MAGIC continues when Discovery 88 yacht carries the passengers in her beamy sturdy hull to explore the untapped, challenging destinations of the sea world with uncompromised performance and safety like an expedition vessel. The owners are not settling for less to sail on this 88-footer as the magic formula redefines the pleasure of yachting!

A scale model of Discovery 88 yacht project will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show between 25th and 28th September 2013. You can visit Kingship at QD 20 at Darse Nord.

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Kingship.

NMMA to increase involvement with superyacht business

September 11, 2013

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), rich in members connected to the superyacht industry, especially in export products, announces its intent to broaden involvement with the large yacht business. NMMA President, Thom Dammrich, VP-Boat Shows, Cathy Rick-Joule, as well as Export Development Director, Julie Balzano, will be present this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, running from September 25 to 28, to increase NMMA’s visibility, to establish collaborative relationships with global associations and companies, and to find out more about how the large yacht market operates.

Cathy Rick-Joule NMMA

Cathy Rick-Joule NMMA

“NMMA has long been involved with large yacht initiatives particularly as they concern global regulations, policy practices of international governance from ICOMIA and IMO, as well as ISO standards that impact our members,” says Dammrich. “The time has come to strengthen our efforts in the sector.”

Julie Balzano NMMA

Julie Balzano NMMA

Given NMMA’s unprecedented track record of boat show management and success, Rick-Joule comments, “We are happy to report strong interest from international companies and trade associations regarding NMMA’s ability to manage superyacht shows. We believe attendance at the Monaco Yacht Show will give us a sense of European flair and an eye-full of logistical background for managing yachts from 80’-400’ as we consider how to best meet any emerging need for our expertise in the U.S. market.”

Thom Dammrich NMMA

Thom Dammrich NMMA

As the leading advocate and association for the North American recreational boating industry, NMMA is also looking to strengthen its strategic and marketing relationships for the benefit of its export-driven manufacturing members. “The exporting goals of many of our members already include a focus on the superyacht industry. As we continue to support and position NMMA members on the global stage, it’s critical that we embrace the very marketplace they are targeting to ensure we maximize potential for our membership,” says Balzano.

A working member of the superyacht industry’s Global Associations Alliance (GAA), NMMA has already established its collaborative spirit with the superyacht industry’s international organizations through attendance at the GAA’s last three meetings and hosting the GAA Breakfast at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Breakfast in February 2013.

Veritais at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show

September 10, 2013

The leading supplier as well as installer of premium on board entertainment systems, Veritais Ltd, will be attending the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. The company will be co‐sponsoring the ACREW Crew Lounge for the duration of the event, where it will be giving away an iPad every day for the duration of the show.

Monaco Yacht Show

Monaco Yacht Show

Veritais has also teamed up with top superyacht tender builder Pascoe International and Ken Freivokh Design to supply a sound system to their quayside stand that links with those on the two Pascoe tenders afloat opposite. The result will be a unified area of sound that accompanies visitors as they move between the craft and the stand, creating a pleasing sense of continuity and demonstrating Veritais’ capability in creating multi‐zone AV systems.

A number of superyachts equipped by Veritais are also expected to be out in the bay off Monaco.

After a productive first half of the year, Veritais is looking forward to a busy winter season. With half a dozen installation projects already booked on yachts from 35 to 65 metres in the western Mediterranean, the outlook is positive with further orders anticipated as the year draws to a close.

2013 also saw two superyacht owners commissioning Veritais to supply and install entertainment systems in their homes, following the success of those fitted in their yachts. As a vote of confidence in the quality of Veritais’ craftsmanship this was very pleasing, and demonstrates the versatility of the Veritais technicians when it comes to installations of all types.

Video of new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m Yacht undergoing first sea trial

September 10, 2013

Columbus Yachts have released a video of the all-new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m yacht, undergoing her first sea trial. Luxury motor yacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m was successfully launched on August 31, 2013. Designed by Hydro Tec, she will be officially presented by Palumbo shipyard at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show.

Sunrise Yachts to attend Cannes and Monaco Yacht Shows

September 09, 2013

The prominent Turkish luxury yacht builder, Sunrise Yachts, will be once again attending two of the leading yacht shows in the Mediterranean: the Cannes International Boat Show, as well as the Monaco Yacht Show.

Sunrise Yachts

With a new megayachts facility, a stronger management team, five yachts under construction developed with some of the world’s most prominent designers, Sunrise Yachts is experiencing a fast growth and demonstrating its compelling concept.

A few of current superyacht projects by Sunrise Yachts:

Sunrise 45m, 499 GRT, Design Studio Scanu, Interior Design Franck Darnet Design

Sunrise 45m, 499 GRT, Design Studio Scanu, Interior Design Franck Darnet Design

Sunrise 63m, 1,460 GRT, Design Espen Øino, Interior Design Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sunrise 63m mega yacht, 1,460 GRT, Design Espen Øino, Interior Design Redman Whiteley Dixon

Sunrise 63m, 1,460 GRT, Design Espen Øino, Interior Design Focus Yacht Design

Sunrise 63m, 1,460 GRT, Design Espen Øino, Interior Design Focus Yacht Design

Sunrise team will be present to update you about their current developments – and of course to discuss your plans and recommend solutions to your yacht construction, refit or conversion projects.

Sunrise Two, the new Sunrise megayacht facility for projects up to 70-metres

Sunrise Two, the new Sunrise megayacht facility for projects up to 70-metres

The largest state-of-the-art paint hall in the Eastern Mediterranean

The largest state-of-the-art paint hall in the Eastern Mediterranean

Monaco Classic Week – La Belle Classe 2013 to start next week

September 06, 2013

Monaco Classic Week was created from an idea of the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) to mark the first motor-boat meetings of 1904 to celebrate ten years at the helm of Club President Prince Albert II. From the outset, this biennial event, which was first held in 1994, has become a major and unique occasion: nowhere else do we see those symbols of a certain art de vivre that classic motor-yachts represent, together with motor-boats whose steam-powered whistles resound around the port in concert with the back-firing of super-charged runabouts – all amidst a serene fleet of classic yachts, led by the Club’s flagship Tuiga. This year marking the YCM’s 60th anniversary, it is only fitting that the public should be invited to discover new aspects of yachting as they stroll along the quays, enjoying the ambiance of those early 20th century meetings.

Monaco Classic Week 2011 Day 2 © Carlo Borlenghi

Monaco Classic Week 2011 Day 2 © Carlo Borlenghi

One of the big attractions of Monaco Classic Week is that the harbour does not empty with the departure of the classic yachts each day. Quite the opposite, as the manoeuvrability challenges for the motor-boats get underway, and the Dinghy 12’s tack back and forth showing off their amazing agility. Meanwhile nearer shore, chefs will be busy in galleys resembling Michelin-star restaurants as Alain Ducasse briefs his jury of chefs including Christian Garcia (Prince’s Palace), Pascal Tingaud, (Maison Moët & Chandon) and Sébastien Ossetti (Yacht Club de Monaco) for their competition.

Monaco Classic Week is a festival at sea and ashore that stretches all along Quai Antoine 1er. For the Marlborough Gallery is hosting a Titouan Lamazou exhibition from 10 to 28 September, while the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo is organising an auction of old boats, paintings and nautical objects.

Monaco Classic Week - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Monaco Classic Week - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Belem: guest of honour
France’s last surviving three-mast merchant ship never fails to attract visitors. Young or old, who does not dream of mounting the gangway into the great black and white hull of this magnificent vessel to embark on a long voyage?

Steel hull and masts, 48m waterline and 8.8m beam, Belem yacht was launched in June 1896 and was awarded historic monument status in 1984. A jewel in the French maritime heritage crown, she became a training ship which is now part of the landscape at historic gatherings, armadas and other prestigious events.

She will be open to the public on Thursday 12, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 from 10.00am to 6:00pm (last boarding at 5.30pm).  As a contribution to the Belem Foundation, towards preservation of France’s maritime heritage, the entry fee is €5; free to the under 12s.

Monaco Classic Week - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Monaco Classic Week - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

The 15M IR class: the four Aces!
In 2011, Monaco hit yachting headlines when it united the last four surviving 15M IR yachts out of the 20 built between 1907 and 1917, for the first time since 1913, year of their last confrontation! HM Juan Carlos, King of Spain, had wanted to make the trip in person for this historic reunion.

Tuiga (1909), Mariska (1908), Hispania (1909) and The Lady Anne (1912) founded the ‘15 Meter Class Association’, surely the world’s most elite club with just four members who enjoy a common training programme, races run in real time without the constraints of a rating, and their own course.

After Monaco, the four gaff cutters will be competing at the Portofino Rolex Trophy, final stage of the ‘15 Meter Class Association Annual Trophy`, the modern incarnation of the 1884 Royal Clyde Yacht Club Trophy. This year there are four stages: the Copa del Rey Vela Clasica Menorca (28-31 August), MP2013 (Marseille-Provence, European Capital of Culture (4-7 Sept), Monaco Classic Week (11-15 Sept) and the Portofino Rolex Trophy (19-21 Sept).

Heritage according to Feadship

For Monaco Classic Week, Dick van Lent, CEO of Royal van Lent, the Dutch shipyard specialised in the design and build of prestige custom-yachts under the Feadship brand, will officially launch the Feadship Heritage Fleet. The goal is to promote the unrivalled maritime heritage of a shipyard that goes back to 1877, when the Akerboom family bought a small boat building and repair yard on the Dutch coast.

Today Feadship is a cooperative of the family business Koninklijke De Vries Scheepsbouw and Royal Van Lent, which has belonged to luxury group LVMH since 2008. Four of their flagship yachts will be taking part in Monaco Classic Week: superyacht Santa Maria (1963, 32.9m), Serena (1965, 22.5m), charter yacht Sultana (1969, 25.8m) and motor yacht Heavenly Daze (32.6m), launched in 1972 as Aldebarran, which will be the committee boat.

“We are not owners, but custodians of these masterpieces”
Classic yacht owners, united under the label La Belle Classe Tradition, a YCM initiative, and who have signed a charter, often say they are not their yacht’s owner but a custodian, as for any work of art. Except that instead of hanging the masterpiece on a wall, they demand more of it: they sail, live aboard and especially in the case of sailing yachts they still want to win races! Here again, the Yacht Club fulfils its mission according to its statutes as a “union of people who love the sea” and perpetuate the spirit of yachting.

Highlights (May be subject to change as of 1st September 2013)

Wednesday 11 September
Arrival of yachts, which will be moored all week on the pontoons in front of the Yacht Club de Monaco and the South Jetty
4.00pm Belem arrives
6.30pm Opening Cocktail for the 11th edition of Monaco Classic Week in collaboration with Monaco’s Tourism and Convention Authority (by invitation)

Thursday 12 September 2013
10.30-3.30pm Chefs’ Competition: Lifestyle, tableware and fine dining come together in this original challenge that allows chefs on yachts to demonstrate their creativity. They have to pair dishes with champagne while taking account of table presentation in front of a jury of renowned chefs led by its president Alain Ducasse.
1.00pm Classic yacht race (sailing boats)
6.30pm Cocktail to officially launch the Feadship Heritage Fleet (by invitation)
8.00pm Crew Party (by invitation) and prize-giving for the painted Jeroboam bottle competition

Friday 13 September 2013
10.30-12.00 Regularity Challenge (motor-yachts)
1.00pm Classic yacht race (starts organised by rigging type) and Dinghy 12’ race
3.00-4.30pm Manoeuvrability Challenge (motor-boats)
4.30-6.00pm Steam-yacht challenge
5.00pm Demonstration of Dinghy 12’s in the harbour
6.00pm Art de vivre la mer auction, organised by the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo.
8.30pm: La Belle Classe soirée (by invitation)

Saturday 14 September 2013
10.00am Elegance Parade in Port Hercule (sailing boats): A jury of specialists led by its president Princess Beatriz de Orleans-Borbon judge the attire of the crew and their yacht which will have been meticulously prepared for the occasion. Respect for etiquette, harmony and elegance are on trial here.
1.00pm Classic yacht race (starts organised by rigging type) and Dinghy 12’ race
3.00-4.30pm Elegance Parade in Port Hercule (motor-yachts and motor-boats)
5.00pm Demonstration of Dinghy 12’s in the harbour
7.00pm Personnalité de la Mer 2013 announced in the Salle de Conférences of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco followed by Nuit du Yachting at the Yacht Club de Monaco (by invitation)

The Personnalité de la Mer trophy, awarded in 2011 to French producer and director Jacques Perrin, is a tribute to men and women of the sea by members of La Belle Classe and the YCM to a major player in the battle to preserve our marine environment.

Sunday 15 September 2013

11.00am Prize-giving (by invitation)
2.00pm Belem departs
3.00pm Departure of the Trophée Grimaldi Monaco-Villefranche passage race

Sergio Cutolo-designed Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht to be presented at MYS 2013

September 06, 2013

The new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M yacht will be officially presented at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Launched on 31 August, 2013, the brand new Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M superyacht has been designed by Hydro Tec for the Neapolitan Palumbo Shipyard.

Sergio Cutolo-designed Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht at launch

Sergio Cutolo-designed Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M Yacht at launch

First exponent of the ‘Sport Hybrid’ line, the yacht represents the perfect mix between the sporty style and the elegant comfort of a megayacht, designed to offer high performance, while at the same time promising a low environmental impact. Hence the choice for an aluminum hull and superstructure so to limit  the weights, thus optimizing the fuel consumption;  even more effective is the decision to equip the yacht with a hybrid propulsion system, the possibility to add two electric engines, on top of the main ones, enables both to reach a maximum speed of 7,5 knots, when using only the electric propulsion, and to produce new energy when the main engines are running.

Featuring  a style that is both dynamic and sophisticated the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M yacht, distributed on four deck contemplates four guest cabin on the lower deck, a large living room on the main deck, exceptionally bright, tanks to the high windows that overlook the external terraces, followed by the Owner apartment . On the upper deck are located another smaller salon and a fully equipped sky lounge that can be enjoyed either for an outdoor party, or just for relax.

Once again Sergio Cutolo is confirmed as one of the most innovative naval designer on the Italian market, able to offer always different and advanced solutions, whether it comes to design a small steel explorer, or to conceive fast and modern superyacht in aluminium; combining the most advanced technologies with an increasing great care for environmental issues. This attitude is proving to be successful, as confirmed by the well-established partnership with some  of the biggest Italian shipyard, as well as the increasing number of project realized so far.

Technical data of the Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M superyacht

Project n. / Reference: 177 – HT Columbus Sport Hybrid 40m
Shipyard:Palumbo
Building Material:Light alloy

Main Dimension and Data:
Lenght [m]: 39,83
Lenght, at full load WL [m]: 38.45
Beam Maximum [m]:8.20
Depth [m]:4.20
Draught, at full load [m]:1.75
Disp., at full load [t]:217

Tank Capacity:
Fuel Oil [l]:45.000
Fresh Water [l]:6.400

Power and Speed:
Main engines: 2xMTU 12V2000M94 (2 x 1432 kW @ 2300 rpm)
Electric propulsion: 2 x 60 Kw
Main Gensets:2 x 80 Kw
Harbour Genset: 1 x 80Kw
Speed, max [kn]:22
Speed, cruise [kn]:15
Electric voyage speed [kn]:7,5
Range, at 12 kn [nm]:2000

Equipment:

Stabilizers: 2 x CMC Marine electric fins, incl. at anchor stabilizat.
Bow Thruster: 1 x 55 kW
Desalinators: 2 x 8600 lt/day

Designer:
Naval Architect: Sergio Cutolo
Exterior designer: Sergio Cutolo
Interiore Designer: Hotlab

Williams Performance Tenders announces its presence at Monaco Yacht Show

September 06, 2013

Williams Performance Tenders is pleased to announce that it will be attending this month’s Monaco Yacht Show for the first time. The Williams on-water stand will feature the Dieseljet 625 superyacht tender, the largest in the Williams Dieseljet range.

Dieseljet 625 superyacht tender by Williams Performance Tenders to be displayed at MYS

Dieseljet 625 superyacht tender by Williams Performance Tenders to be displayed at MYS

The show follows a hugely successful 2013 for Williams, with sales of both the Turbojet and Dieseljet ranges remaining high. The Dieseljet 625 yacht tender is the final model to be launched from Williams’ four-boat Dieseljet range, and follows the debut of the 445, 505 and 565, which have all received an incredible response from manufacturers and owners.

Building on the worldwide success of both the Turbojet and Dieseljet range to-date, the 625 superyacht tender has been developed to further meet the requirements of leading manufacturers and superyacht builders and is set to be another market-leader for Williams.

Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director at Williams, commented: “We are very pleased to be exhibiting at Monaco for the first time, introducing us to a new audience. In the 625 we believe we have a world-leading tender, and look forward to high levels of interest in it during the show.”

Visitors to the show can find Williams on Stand TS13.

Burger Boat to display 39m Hakvoort Yacht SNOWBIRD at Monaco Yacht Show

September 06, 2013

Burger Boat Company will be displaying the 39-metre Hakvoort yacht SnowbirD (ex Pretty Woman) at this month’s Monaco Yacht Show. Launched in 2010, luxury charter yacht SnowbirD is available for rent in the popular yacht charter destinations – the Mediterranean as well as the Caribbean.

SNOWBIRD

SNOWBIRD

Externally, the Hakvoort luxury yacht SnowbirD boasts a beautiful sun deck, providing plenty of open space for sunbathing and two large fixed U-shaped sofas as well as adjustable semicircular teak tables. There is also a large whirlpool spa pool forward, seating 4 – 6 people, and a BBQ grill for alfresco meals.

SNOWBIRD Lounge

SNOWBIRD Lounge

Deluxe accommodation aboard superyacht SnowbirD is offered to up to 10 charter guests in 5 beautifully appointed cabins. The main deck features a full-beam master suite, with a king sized bed as well as large walk in wardrobe plus a study. The lower deck provides four additional double guest cabins, each with twin beds, that can be combined into doubles and have plenty of storage space. The two aft guest cabins on the lower deck are separated by a sliding wall, allowing them to be merged into a single large VIP stateroom. Guests are looked after by a professional crew of 9.

SNOWBIRD Deck Lounge

SNOWBIRD Deck Lounge

Powered by twin Caterpillar C18 DITA diesels, the 39-metre charter yacht SnowbirD (ex Pretty Woman) can reach a top speed of 13,5 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 10,5 knots.