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Additional images of 60m Perini Navi mega yacht SEAHAWK (hull C.2193)

January 10, 2014

Delivered by the prestigious Italian shipyard Perini Navi in 2013, the impressive mega yacht Seahawk (hull C.2193) is the first Perini Navi 60m series vessel, beautifully penned by Ron Holland, with interior design by Christian Liaigre. Sailing yacht Seahawk made her world premiere at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, alongside the 40m Perini Navi luxury yacht State of Grace (hull c.2180). She has been recently announced as one of the finalists for the prominent ShowBoats Design Awards 2014. Below are some additional images of this jewel.

60m Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk (hull C.2193)

60m Perini Navi superyacht Seahawk (hull C.2193) - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Seahawk superyacht - Exterior

Seahawk superyacht - Exterior - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

TT Seahawk

T/T Seahawk - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Mega yacht Seahawk - Saloon

Mega yacht Seahawk - Saloon - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Aboard Seahawk Yacht

Aboard Seahawk Yacht - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Luxury yacht Seahawk - Cabin

Luxury yacht Seahawk - Cabin - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Luxury superyacht Seahawk

Luxury superyacht Seahawk - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Superyacht Seahawk - Cabin

Superyacht Seahawk - Cabin - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Video introducing 110m Oceanco mega yacht RIALTO (DP002) concept designed by Nuvolari Lenard

January 09, 2014

Measuring impressive 110 meters in length over all, Oceanco mega yacht Rialto (DP002) concept is a breath-taking vessel, entirely designed by bespoke Nuvolari Lenard. Presented at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, luxury motor yacht Rialto concept can comfortably accommodate a total number of 20 guests in 9 luxurious cabins, including a generous owner’s suite with private deck, 7 VIP cabins, as well as one double guest cabin. Below is a video showing this jewel, released by Oceanco.


Additional images of 40m Perini Navi sailing yacht STATE OF GRACE (hull C.2180)

January 09, 2014

Delivered by the leading Italian shipyard Perini Navi last year, sailing yacht State of Grace (hull C.2180) is the first yacht in the new Perini Navi 40m Fast Cruising series, built at the Perini Istanbul-Yildiz shipyard in Turkey. Designed by the yard’s in-house team in partnership with renowned Ron Holland, superyacht State of Grace made her world debut at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, alongside the 60m Perini Navi mega yacht Seahawk (hull C.2193). She has been recently announced as one of the finalists for the prestigious ShowBoats Design Awards 2014. Below are some additional exterior and interior images of this beauty.

40m Perini Navi superyacht State of Grace (hull C.2180)

40m Perini Navi superyacht State of Grace (hull C.2180) - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Luxury yacht State of Grace under sail

Luxury yacht State of Grace under sail - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Sailing yacht State of Grace - aft view

Sailing yacht State of Grace - aft view - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Luxury yacht State of Grace - Exterior

Luxury yacht State of Grace - Exterior - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Sailing yacht State of Grace - Wheelhouse

Sailing yacht State of Grace - Wheelhouse - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Superyacht State of Grace - Interior

Superyacht State of Grace - Interior - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

State of Grace Yacht - Dining

State of Grace Yacht - Dining - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

State of Grace Yacht - Cabin

State of Grace Yacht - Cabin - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

State of Grace superyacht - Twin cabin

State of Grace superyacht - Twin cabin - Image courtesy of Perini Navi

Renderings of Palmer Johnson’s SuperSport Series Superyachts

December 31, 2013

The prestigious US shipyard, Palmer Johnson, has released the renderings of its SuperSport Series superyachts, including the Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport yacht, the Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport yacht, as well as the Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport yacht. Launched at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, the SuperSport Series by Palmer Johnson will be three times more stable than a monohull, will have a wave piercing bow that reduces pitching and will be more comfortable, with no slamming as yacht goes through waves and not over them. The yachts will be able to cruise at 30+ knots, with 50% less fuel and will have a Transatlantic range.

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Yacht

72m SuperSport Series Superyacht by Palmer Johnson

72m SuperSport Series Superyacht by Palmer Johnson

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series yacht - side view

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series yacht - side view

72m SuperSport Series superyacht by Palmer Johnson - aft view

72m SuperSport Series superyacht by Palmer Johnson - aft view

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht - Exterior

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht - Interior

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht - Interior

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series superyacht - Saloon

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series superyacht - Saloon

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht - Cabin

Palmer Johnson 72m SuperSport Series Yacht - Cabin

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Series Yacht

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Series Yacht

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Superyacht - side view

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Superyacht - side view

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht from above

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht from above

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht - Exterior

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht - Exterior

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Superyacht - Dining

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Superyacht - Dining

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht - Saloon

Palmer Johnson 48m SuperSport Yacht - Saloon

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht - side view

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht - side view

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Superyacht - aft view

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Superyacht - aft view

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht - Dining

Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht - Dining

Aboard Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht

Aboard Palmer Johnson 42m SuperSport Yacht

Superyacht Shipyard Expansion for Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine

December 20, 2013

Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine has expanded its facility and tripled its superyacht yard capacity, as more superyachts come to Thailand’s first dedicated superyacht facility, based in Bangkok, for refit work.

Superyacht refit and repair team at Yacht Solutions

Since the partnership began in January between Yacht Solutions and Italthai Marine (ITM) at Samut Prakarn in Bangkok Yacht Solutions has received more enquiries for shipyard work than ever before and has already undertaken work on 43-metre charter yacht Douce France, 45-metre charter yacht Big Fish, 52-metre motor yacht Elysium, a 60-metre Oceanco MY, 62-metre SY Lamima and 40-metre superyacht Amoha.

Gareth Twist, managing director of Yacht Solutions commented, “Whilst the larger yachts are now travelling to Bangkok to undertake refit, repair, paint and remedial work; we are still working on yachts in Phuket. Our yard in Bangkok offers a fantastic alternative to yachts considering Singapore or having to travel out of the region to Australia, New Zealand or Europe. We offer the best value for money in terms of superyacht expertise, experience, quality and pricing. By running two Yacht Solutions’ teams in both Phuket and Bangkok, we have the option to run any sized project at any time, giving our clients the flexibility they need.”

Floating dock

This new expansion increases Yacht Solutions’ superyacht facilities by 300% expanding its refit capabilities for hauling-out and opens up a great yard option for any resident yachts and superyachts passing through the Gulf of Thailand. This facility is accessible to all of Southeast Asia being less than 800 nautical miles from Singapore.

Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine is expanding in response to the demand for more superyacht refit and repair facilities in the Asian region from both owners of superyachts based in Asia and those  travelling from Europe and America.

To satisfy this increase in demand for yard time, in addition to increasing its dedicated yard space within ITM, Yacht Solutions has also had to increase the size of its teams. The local area has benefited from the arrival of these luxury yachts, with more crews needing to be housed locally, the restaurants and bars seeing an increase in customers and also more local tradesman are being taken on by Yacht Solutions at ITM.

Gareth Twist commented, “We are very excited to be expanding our yard area to accommodate more yachts. And we have been able to double our workforce in only 6 months and we are still looking to further expand our team and bring in more superyacht professionals to run these teams.”

In October, Gareth Lewis joined the team as a highly experienced project manager with over 35 years in the yachting industry. He is currently managing the build of the 62-metre Lamima. This Phinisi, a traditionally built Indonesian two-masted sailing ship and is due for completion in 2014. Gareth has been involved with many high profile projects including SY Mirabella V, which to date still has the tallest rig in the world and Charter Yacht Sojana, a Farr design 115 foot ketch.

Steve Lodge works as the chief superyacht engineer overseeing all the technical aspects of major refit projects in the yard. He has over 24 years of marine engineering experience on yachts up to 90 metres. Previously he has worked in shipyards such as MB92 Barcelona, as well as others in Malaysia and Australia.

Thailand born Tossapon Mondee is the operations manager for Yacht Solutions at ITM, a highly trained professional, he graduated from Sukhothai Tammathirat University in Construction Management. He has worked in marine related companies in Thailand for over 26 years. He oversees the Thai refit teams working on the large yacht projects in the shipyard.

Rob ‘Doc’ Taylor is a project manager and electrical engineer who has been involved in the superyacht industry for close to 20 years. Doc has a background in marine electrical engineering and a career exposed to all elements of the industry, including chief engineer on various luxury yachts including MY Monaco and Michaela Rose, fleet engineer for yacht manufacturers such as Leight Notika Yachts and project manager for a number of yacht refit companies including Adam Marine.

Gareth Twist added, “Our aim is to create Asia’s best-in-class superyacht refit team. We have a tremendous pool of talented tradesmen here in Thailand and this facility combines European management, standards and quality with the renowned finishing skills of Thai craftsmen. Our unique combination ensures international standards are maintained while owners receive exceptional value for money and service due to the efficiencies of operating out of Thailand. With this facility we are able to compete with the European yards but with the distinct advantage of a lower labour cost base.”

MY Elysium, a 52-metre Benetti was in the yard for 3 weeks undertaking various engineering work, antifouling and woodwork. Captain Andreas Pape commented on his experience “the project management and knowledgeable technical assistance by the western yacht engineers stands out in Asia, we experienced a highly personalised service.” This was “an efficient and cost effective haul-out where every job was done as good and fast as possible and this was greatly appreciated.”

Simon Twist, operations director of Yacht Solutions at ITM is based in Bangkok and said, “Looking to 2014 we already have yard bookings for a 62-metre motor yacht and a 38-metre catamaran. So our future plans are to upgrade the floating dock, continue to develop additional space in the yard for yachts and increase the skill-base and staffing.”

Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine is determined to create the very best superyacht facility in Asia. This 112,000 square metre facility offering full shipbuilding and repair capabilities plus a bonded warehouse and in-house design office. Yacht Solutions at Italthai Marine is ISO 9001:2000 rated and boasts a lifting capacity up to 95 metres and 3,500 tonnes. It has access to two 115 metre dry docks, 300 metre alongside berthing, a floating dock up to 160 metres and 5000 tonnes lift capacity, making this the largest superyacht repair facility in Asia.

This has been the busiest year yet for Yacht Solutions and as predicted this yard is full for refits for this year. This is great news for the superyacht industry in Thailand and for the Asia-Pacific region.

Third WallyCento Yacht signed and in build

December 20, 2013

The convincing premiere of sailing yacht Hamilton as well as luxury yacht Magic Carpet3, duelling on the race course, persuaded an American passionate Owner to join the club of the innovative box-ruled super yachts: the third WallyCento yacht has been recently signed and is currently under construction.

Rendering of WallyCento #3 Yacht

Rendering of WallyCento #3 Yacht

“The Wally Class and the wallycento Class successful competitiveness attracted the new Owner” explains Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class President “who is a keen sailor and racer, determined to participate in all our regattas, as well as to cruise in the Mediterranean.”

Developed by Reichel Pugh naval architects with the exterior styling and interiors by Wally, the third wallycento superyacht differs from Magic Carpet3 yacht, designed by the same architect duo, in many aspects both technical and stylistic.

She features different hull lines with a rig that has been balanced accordingly. She has one rudder versus the two of Magic Carpet3. The shaft line is mechanical, whilst remaining retractable. On deck, the new design has been applied to the deckhouse and the coaming that is completely covered by teak to be integrated into the rest of the deck, resulting even slimmer.

WallyCento #3 superyacht from above

WallyCento #3 superyacht from above

Inside, the layout and the styling are very similar to those of superyacht Magic Carpet3, but the galley has been moved to the port side and the crew cabin to the starboard side to avoid any interference of the access to the engine room  with the meal preparation. Furthermore, the new wallycento is the first to feature the bow thruster, enhancing the cruising capability of this class of super yachts.

“The sale of the wallycento third unit confirms the success of the formula” says Bassani “We are confident to further expand the fleet of these super yachts, that share similar high performance to increase the closeness of the racing and the competitive level while remaining very comfortable and fully equipped cruising yachts.”

“Cruising in comfort at the speed of the fastest maxi racer and racing at the highest level of competition is the dream of every passionate yachtsman –continues Bassani– wallycento  is the first and only super yacht making this dream come true. By keeping the boats very similar in size and concept, the wallycento Class offers closer racing within a narrow rating range.”

The construction of wallycento #3 yacht has already started at Green Marine, UK with the delivery of the male plug, while the lamination of the female mould on the male plug is scheduled in January, and the lamination of the hull around mid February. The launching is set for June 2015.

The sale of the wallycento #3 yacht marks a great ending of the year for Wally, that is currently building an array of motor boats recently signed, including the 26m wallyace, 73 wallypower, 55 wallypower, 47 wallypower, Wallyone.

WallyCento #3 Yacht Main Technical Specifications:

length o.a. 30,48 m
beam max 7,2 m
draught 4,40 / 6,20 m
displacement 49,95 tons
speed (engine) 11 knots
sail area 640 m2
accommodation 6 guests + 2/4 crew
saloon table and seats for 10
naval architecture Reichel Pugh
exterior design Wally / Luca Bassani
interior design Wally / Luca Bassani
construction Green Marine, UK
certification Germanish Lloyd
mast and boom Southern Spars TPT
rigging Southern Spars EC6
engine TBD – 300 hp

About wallycento
wallycento is the unprecedented box-ruled superyacht by Wally: a groundbreaking super yacht developed from the innovative lines of the latest racing yachts featuring reduced displacement, a powerful sail plan, moveable ballast, improved stability and planing hull characteristics.

Cento stands for onehundred, that is the overall length in feet of the new racer-cruiser: it is the perfect size to combine absolute comfort, outstanding performance, and racing manoeuvrability.

The simple wallycento box-rule has been designed to create closely matched fast seaworthy sound cruiser-racers that benefit from the latest performance technology, respecting the Wally spirit.

Dorries Yachts presents new 65m mega yacht exterior proposal

December 12, 2013

Following the successful launch of their yacht brand during this year’s Monaco Yacht Show as well as Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, DÖRRIES YACHTS is thrilled to introduce a new 65m (213′) mega yacht exterior proposal.

New 65m motor yacht exterior proposal by Dorries Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

New 65m motor yacht exterior proposal by Dorries Yachts and H2 Yacht Design

Complimenting their existing preliminary designs of 48m and 58m yacht concept proposal, the 65m motor yacht exterior proposal also includes a ready to go interior concept.

With the goal of providing their clientele with a predesigned solution for every aspect of a new construction, the 65m luxury superyacht proposal, developed with H2 Yacht Design, includes two distinct interior styles, one contemporary – the other traditional.

Additional renderings of 46m PS46 Yacht Concept by Alloy Yachts and Philippe Briand

December 06, 2013

Introduced by Alloy Yachts at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the 46-metre sailing yacht PS46 concept is a striking performance sloop, beautifully penned by renowned Philippe Briand and developed by Alloy Yachts as a fully engineered turnkey project, available with a range of personalised options. The 46m PS46 yacht concept was developed by the yard to cater to those owners searching for a high quality individual build, but without the time as well as cost that a full custom boat usually demands. The sloop has also an optional race/regatta upgrade package. Below are some additional renderings of the beautiful PS46 design.

PS46 Yacht Concept by Alloy Yachts and Philippe Briand - Profile - blue hull

PS46 Yacht Concept by Alloy Yachts and Philippe Briand - Profile - blue hull - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

PS46 superyacht concept - Profile - white hull

PS46 superyacht concept - Profile - white hull - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Sail Plan

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Sail Plan - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Sail Plan High Performance Upgrade

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Sail Plan High Performance Upgrade - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

PS46 superyacht concept - deck view closed

PS46 superyacht concept - deck view closed - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Sailing yacht PS46 design - Deck View open

Sailing yacht PS46 design - Deck View open - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Saloon

Luxury yacht PS46 concept - Navigator Saloon - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

PS46 superyacht concept - Traveller Saloon

PS46 superyacht concept - Traveller Saloon - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Sailing yacht PS46 concept - Voyager Saloon

Sailing yacht PS46 concept - Voyager Saloon - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

PS46 Yacht Concept - Navigator Owners Cabin

PS46 Yacht Concept - Navigator Owners Cabin - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Superyacht PS46 concept - Traveller Owners Cabin

Superyacht PS46 concept - Traveller Owners Cabin - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

PS46 Yacht Concept - Voyager Owners Cabin

PS46 Yacht Concept - Voyager Owners Cabin - Image courtesy of Alloy Yachts

Luxury motor yacht 40s Hybrid by Palumbo for sale

December 05, 2013

Being berthed at Monaco‘s Port Hercule at the moment, luxury motor yacht 40s Hybrid by Palumbo made her premiere at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Superyacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M is currently for sale.

Palumbo superyacht Columbus Sport Hybrid 40M - CAmeller

Palumbo superyacht 40s Hybrid - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

“Sport” indicates the high performance of the 40s Hybrid superyacht equipped with two diesel engines which will give a top speed of 23 knots, with the ability to easily cruise at 18-20 knots.

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - front view

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - front view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

40s Hybrid Yacht - aft view

40s Hybrid Yacht - aft view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

“Hybrid” is because of her Green attitude. She is able to offer a completely new way of yachting, more conscious and respectful in caring of the environment.

Columbus 40s Hybrid Yacht - Decks

Columbus 40s Hybrid Yacht - Decks - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - aft view

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid - aft view - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht 40s Hybrid sleeps ten guests in five staterooms with the owner’s suite and study on the main deck, and she accommodates seven crew members.

Aboard 40s Hybrid superyacht

Aboard 40s Hybrid superyacht - Image credit to Thierry Ameller

With ample decks spaces, various sunning and dining arrangements and zero speed stabilizers, the unique 40m superyacht 40s Hybrid is RINA classed, LY2, Green Plus (Y), Hybrid Propulsion (Y) and AUT CCS (Y) compliant.

First Superyacht Academy to be launched by Italianyachtmasters and NAVIGO in Italy

November 29, 2013

Established last April, Italianyachtmasters, the new Captains club, is following the course set few months ago. After meeting the most significant realities of the yachting industry at the Monaco Yacht Show as well as at the Global Superyacht Forum in Amsterdam and playing a host to the Captains Day in the Yacht Club Marina di Loano in Italy, the Club continues to develop its projects.

Yacht Club Marina di Loano in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Italy

Yacht Club Marina di Loano in the popular summer yacht charter destination - Italy

The aim of Italianyachtmasters is to select their members among the best Captains with strong ethics and elevate their education and skills. They like to create a new breed of Captains with a wider horizon.

The Club has recently signed a letter of intent with NAVIGO, a consortium of the major yards and industry of the Italian yachting production. With NAVIGO Italianyachtmasters are planning several ambitious projects over the next few years, enforced with the support of the industry and the best Italian University.

NAVIGO Superyacht Academy
The Italiantyachtmasters members will be provided with professional courses,( STCW 2010, ISPS, ISM, MLC, ECDIS etc.), technical courses provided by the yachting industry and university courses and stages (English, administration, management, human resources, tourism etc.).

The Superyacht Academy will where possible start to use the e-learning for their members that will not be able to attend class.

The Superyacht Academy Masters will have a wider culture and a deeper formation in many other subjects on the top of their nautical skills. We all know that nowadays a good Captain is like an AD of a medium size company running people and tools in order to guarantee a good result to the Boat owner. The University wishes to give those Captains the rights tools to excel.

At the same time the Superyacht Academy is considering vital the formation of the future generations providing cadets from the nautical institutes some periods on board of practical experience on super yachts.

Italianaychtmasters will have a corner at YARE SUPERYACHTS CAPTAIN FORUM in Viareggio next February. They are providing their members with special fares for Ecdis courses held by LITAV and a Meteorological course in Loano held by Navimeteo. They also have in schedule soon, the first Fraseryachts-Italianyachtmasters workshop in order to better learn how management, brokers and crew agency works in their offices to run the boats we command.

Italianyachtmasters is in the process of establishing contacts with the Italian Administration in order to be involved in the legislative process as consulting party regarding all the rules concerning our trade.

Very soon all Italianyachtmasters members will also join the Captains Club of Monaco Yacht Club.

The Club is open to any other group of Captains worldwide that can share their vision, ethic and dreams.