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Pascoe International to exhibit SL Landau and 7.0m SOLAS yacht tenders at MYS 2013

August 28, 2013

Set to make a world premiere at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, the new Pascoe International SL range is expected to exceed all expectations of the most discerning yacht owners, thanks to its elegant as well as sophisticated styling. The open version of the range, the SL Landau yacht tender, will be showcased at stand TS7. The first of the closed SL Limousine superyacht tenders is under construction and scheduled for delivery in early 2014.

New Pascoe International SL Landau superyacht tender

New Pascoe International SL Landau superyacht tender

Pascoe International has established an enviable reputation for supplying very high quality, beautifully engineered tenders. During the past couple of years, the company’s technical office have been working very closely with Patrick Banfield and Ken Freivokh Design to establish the essential parameters which would result in an optimum, practical and elegant limousine tender package. Both Pascoe International and Ken Freivokh Design are 100% committed to the success of the Pascoe SL range.

Whilst there are a number of one-off built tenders which have met the performance and appearance brief to a larger or lesser extent, Pascoe set to develop the ideal “platform” for such a tender – very much in line with automotive practice. Performance was tested against sea keeping qualities and range whilst tender garages from the top Superyacht builders were compared to arrive at the maximum practical proportions for the new range of 9.6 to 10.6m limousines. Engines were assessed not only in terms of performance, weight and size, but also in terms of worldwide service and warranties. In all cases, weight optimisation was deemed essential, which determined the indispensable use of carbon and epoxy construction.

Rendering of Pascoe Landau yacht tender

Rendering of Pascoe Landau yacht tender

The whole project was developed using the latest 3D technology, and the moulds and components have all been machined precisely using CNC techniques. Each SL is customised so that the client has the benefit of a solution with their own individual style and detail, while being secure in the knowledge that their limousine tender uses proven engineering and hull form.

Most limousine tenders aim to colonise only the central areas for guest seating, with the bow sections allocated to the crew and helmsman, and the aft sections just covering the engines. The platform ultimately developed for the Pascoe SL range retains a handsome guest area and also offers a very useful and comfortable horseshoe seating forward, protected by a totally concealed pram hood canopy.

Pascoe Limo yacht tender at full speed

Pascoe Limo yacht tender at full speed

Pascoe International will also be exhibiting the recently launched 7.0m SOLAS Rescue Tender. Already receiving substantial interest, the 7.0m SOLAS joins the 6.2m and 5.5m SOLAS Rescue Tenders which can be found on many of the world’s most prestigious yachts ranging from 52m to 125m.

When designing the 7.0m SOLAS, Pascoe listened to comments from the captains and crew who operate their 6.2m SOLAS boats on a regular basis. From these comments Pascoe deduced that there is a real need for a fully compliant SOLAS rescue boat with generous deck space, flexible seating and a level of refinement typically only found on custom guest tenders.

7.0m SOLAS Rescue Tender

7.0m SOLAS Rescue Tender

The key focus was that the 7.0m SOLAS had to fulfil the need for a tender that is as perfectly suited to guest and client facing operations as it is to meeting the strict requirements of the SOLAS code.

The 7.0m SOLAS suits owners who want to be able to fully utilise their rescue tender for guest transportation, water sports and crew duties. The mid-engine configuration of the 7.0m SOLAS offers a flexible seating layout, improved noise reduction due to the drive shaft and exhaust arrangement.

7.0m SOLAS superyacht tender on the water

7.0m SOLAS superyacht tender on the water

Impressive acceleration onto the plane is due to the centralised weight distribution which also results in easier loading and unloading of the tender by crane.

Pascoe SOLAS Tenders are unique in offering full compliance whilst maintaining both style and practicality for everyday guest use. They can be supplied to exactly match the aesthetics and finish of the other Pascoe tenders aboard, and indeed will perform the same functions to perfection.

Yachting Pages to display first superyacht sculpture designed by Tim Heywood at MYS 2013

August 28, 2013

Yachting Pages are proud to announce that they will be showcasing a superyacht sculpture designed by multi award-winning yacht designer, Tim Heywood, in partnership with a world-renowned glass artist and Crystal Caviar interior designers, on their stand at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show. Tim will be signing his sculpture, while he is there.

Tim Heywood Sculpture sneak peak

Tim Heywood Sculpture sneak peak

This is the first sculpture that Tim had designed and you can clearly see the luxury superyacht influences throughout the sleek, elegant lines and colour choices evident in the lead crystal.

The artist that worked with Tim Heywood is Mr Jan Frydrych. His work is displayed in galleries and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert museum in London and the home of Madeleine Albright, former American secretary of state.

The sculpture, which took 7 months to complete was produced using a rare 48% lead bohemian crystal and titanium to create a mirrored effect, and is expected to reach an excellent price at auction because it is the first design by this enigmatic team.

Crystal Caviar work with a number of well-known artists and have recently agreed to an exclusive working collaboration with the world famous Mr Beranek. His pieces are unique, organic and full of life and can take up to a year to produce. Just two sculptures are left from his first collection with Crystal Caviar and they are available to view in their showroom.

New 65′ Commuter motor yacht design by Barracuda Yacht Design

August 27, 2013

The lovely 65′ commuter motor yacht is the latest design, developed by the Spanish studio, Barracuda Yacht Design, for a Mexican client. Original designs sacrificed deck space in preference for greater enclosed accommodation. Barracuda’s 65′ commuter luxury yacht design, however, boasts a distinctly ‘Mediterranean’ feel and comprises a large, open aft-terrace and essential swim-boarding platform, as well as fixed bimini.

Barracuda's 65' Commuter yacht design

Barracuda's 65' Commuter yacht design

21st Century revisions include gyro stabilisers for zero rolling, an engine room positioned aft to reduce daytime noise, (originals normally had large mid-mounted engines), and independent, spacious quarters for three crew.

65' Commuter luxury yacht design

65' Commuter luxury yacht design

Six people are provided with comfortable accommodation in three double rooms. A classic American ‘colonial-style’ interior will have varnished mahogany and teak furniture, interspersed with white-painted wall and ceiling panels.

65' Commuter yacht design by Barracuda Yacht Design

65' Commuter yacht design by Barracuda Yacht Design

Constructed from timber/GRP epoxy composite, with cedar strip planking for the hull, sandwich bulkheads and plywood decks and superstructure, 12-14 knots cruising speed with 18 knots maximum will be available from an efficient hull offering economy and a comfortable ride.

Barracuda Yacht Design will provide more information on its 65′ commuter yacht design at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Technical Specifications of the Barracuda’s 65′ commuter yacht design

Length: 19.95 m
Beam: 4.60 m
Draft: 1.20 m
Displacement: 28 Tm
Maximum Speed: 20 knots
Maximum Cruising Speed: 14 knots
Engine: 2×260-2x330Hp
Water: 1,800 lt
Fuel: 2,120 lt
Interior: Barracuda Yacht Design
Year: 2013

Barracuda's 65' Commuter yacht design - Layout

Barracuda's 65' Commuter yacht design - Layout

Below is a selection of the stylish charter yachts with design by Barracuda Yacht Design.

Superyacht industry 130km Motorbike Rally in Monaco, September 29, 2013

August 23, 2013

AkzoNobel brands, Awlgrip as well as International Paint, have partnered with National Marine Suppliers to sponsor a charity Poker Run in Monaco, running on Sunday, September 29, 2013. In order to raise funds for the Calvert Trust, the 130km motorbike rally will take to the French mountains.

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Taking in spectacular views, the Poker Run will start in Menton and take a stunning route via Moulinet, La Bolléne-Vésubie, Lucéram to Peile. The route even includes two special stages of the famous Rallye Monte Carlo course.

Craig Dallison, Yacht Marketing Manager EMEA & Russia comments: “With such amazing scenery and many of our industry friends and colleagues already in the region for the Monaco Yacht Show, it will be a great opportunity to get outdoors on our motorbikes, explore the area and support the work of the Calvert Trust. It will be a great way to end the week after a busy show.”

The Calvert Trust is a UK charity that enables people with disabilities, together with their families and friends, to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure. It offers a wide range of adventurous outdoor activities, meaningful challenge and adventure within a framework of safety.

Registration is now open. To register, donate online a minimum €50 direct to the Calvert Trust. Entries are strictly limited to a maximum 52 places. For those who do not have their motorbike in Monaco, there are several local companies hiring bikes.

New sailing photos of Baltic 107 Yacht INUKSHUK designed by German Frers

August 21, 2013

German Frers has released the new sailing photos of the Baltic 107 yacht Inukshuk. Launched by Baltic Yachts in May 2013, sailing yacht Inukshuk is a beautiful and elegant sloop, expected to be displayed at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

Baltic 107 Yacht INUKSHUK designed by German Frers

Baltic 107 Yacht INUKSHUK designed by German Frers - Image courtesy of German Frers

Designed by German Frers for a discerning owner with cruising and high performance priorities, the Baltic 107 superyacht Inukshuk has an open deck with plenty of sunbathing and socializing areas protected by a special retractable bimini.

The interior accommodations of Inukshuk yacht include space for the owners plus 8 guests and 4 crew members, with a comfortable raised saloon.

Inukshuk superyacht under sail

Inukshuk superyacht under sail - Image courtesy of German Frers

Baltic 107 luxury yacht Inukshuk is powered by a generous sail plan and benefits from a low 3.40 m draft thanks to a state-of-the-art telescopic lifting keel at the same time reducing overall displacement and increasing stability.

Interior styling comes from Adam Lay and Nigel Ingram from MCM was responsible for the project management.

Luxury yacht Inukshuk - aft view

Luxury yacht Inukshuk - aft view - Image courtesy of German Frers

Superyacht Inukshuk was built at Baltic Yachts in Finland using a high tech carbon/foam sandwich construction.

Technical Specifications of Baltic 107 yacht Inukshuk designed by German Frers

LOA: 32.64 M 107.09 FT

LWL: 29.16 M 95.67 FT

BEAM: 7.43 M 24.38 FT

DRAFT: 3.35 M 10.99 FT

Below is a gallery for the magnificent charter yachts with design by German Frers.

Moonen luxury yacht SOFIA to make her premiere at Monaco Yacht Show 2013

August 21, 2013

Currently cruising the popular summer yacht charter location – the Mediterranean, the recently delivered Moonen luxury yacht Sofia will make her debut at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show, running next month. With naval architecture by Stolk Marimecs BV, the lovely 42-metre motor yacht Sofia III boasts sophisticated exterior design by Rene van der Velden, while her beautiful interior design is by Art-Line Studio.

Moonen Yacht Sofia at launch

Moonen Yacht Sofia at launch

Moonen Yacht Sofia features luxurious accommodation for up to 12 guests in one Master suite, four guests suites and one gymnasium, which can be converted into a cabin for two. The vessel is managed by a crew of 7 professionals, sleeping in one captain’s cabin, one engineer’s cabin and two crew cabins.

Among special features of the 42m superyacht Sofia III belongs a two-person sub C-Quester 3, from U-Boat Worx, which is stowed on the swim platform and can be launched via hydraulics. The submarine can dive up to 100m. In addition, the vessel is fitted with a full Kaleidoscope video server with Samsung Smart LED TVs and multi-room control, comprising lighting, blinds and climate control, via i-Pad.

Luxury motor yacht Sofia with C-Quester 3 sub by U-Boat Worx

Luxury motor yacht Sofia with C-Quester 3 sub by U-Boat Worx

Below is a selection of the magnificent charter yachts built by Moonen.

Cockwells to attend MYS 2013 with two 9.5m superyacht tenders on display

August 19, 2013

The well known UK superyacht tender manufacturer, Cockwells, will be attending this year’s Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), with two 9.5m luxury yacht tenders on display.

Cockwells 9.5m Yacht Tender to the 73m Vitruvius Yacht GRACE E during sea trials

Cockwells 9.5m Yacht Tender to the 73m Vitruvius Yacht GRACE E during sea trials

One of them will be on Cockwells stand TS8. It was built for the new 73m Vitruvius Yacht GRACE E that is currently being built by Perini Navi in Italy. The tender has recently undergone sea trials with the Captain and Chief Engineer of Grace E, who were delighted with the tender:

Cockwells 9.5m TT Grace E Superyacht - aft view

Cockwells 9.5m T/T Grace E Superyacht - aft view

“The tender is everything that we had planned for in the initial design and concept phase, great accommodation for 12 guests and exceptional performance from the twin Yanmar / Hamilton package. We think she will be great tender, versatile as a guest transporter and also a practical sport boat.” Captain Eddie Cooney – M/Y Grace E

Cockwells 9.5m TT motor yacht Grace E

Cockwells 9.5m T/T motor yacht Grace E

Cockwells 9.5m TT Grace E Yacht at full speed

Cockwells 9.5m T/T Grace E Yacht at full speed

The second tender at the show will be another 9.5m yacht tender, similar to the Vitruvius one. It will be used by one of the brokers to chauffeur their VIP’s around the show and out to their charter yachts. This tender will also transport the Red Arrow pilots from Nice to Monaco after their air display over the event.

Rendering of the second Cockwells 9.5m Yacht Tender on display at the upcoming MYS 2013

Rendering of the second Cockwells 9.5m Yacht Tender to be displayed at the upcoming MYS 2013

CRN delivers 80m mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI

August 19, 2013

Launched by the well known Italian shipyard CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, earlier this year, the impressive 80-metre mega yacht Chopi Chopi has now been handed over to her new Owner. Designed by Zuccon International Project and the CRN Technical Office, the CRN 129 motor yacht Chopi Chopi boasts interior design by Laura Sessa Romboli and the CRN Centro Stile. The largest vessel ever built by CRN, she will be displayed at the next month’s Monaco Yacht Show, together with the CRN 125 superyacht J’Ade.

CRN 129 mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI

CRN 129 mega yacht CHOPI CHOPI

CRN 129 superyacht J’Ade offers luxurious and comfortable accommodation to 12 guests in total. She features 6 beautifully appointed suites, including a generous Owner’s suite, as well as 5 magnificent double guest cabins. There is also space for the vessel’s impressive crew of 30 professionals.

Twin Caterpillar 3516B-C 1640 KW@1600 RPM diesels can propel the 80m luxury yacht Chopi Chopi to the maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

Below is a choice of the stylish charter yachts built by CRN.

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht to make debut at MYS 2013

August 16, 2013

The Palumbo Group will participate in the upcoming 23rd Monaco Yachts Show, running from September 25 to 28, 2013. The Group will have two stands and will showcase its most recent new construction, the groundbreaking Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid yacht.

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht

The first to be launched, the pioneering semi-displacement all-aluminum yacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid, is due for delivery in September 2013. Powered by advanced hybrid propulsion, she combines high performance, with a maximum speed of 22 knots, with reduced environmental impact.

Luxury yacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - upview

Luxury yacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - upview

Superyacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - aft view

Superyacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - aft view

Interiors are versatile featuring large windows and eco-friendly materials. Superyacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid will sleep ten guests in five staterooms with the owner’s suite and study on the main deck, and she will accommodate nine crew.

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Exterior

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Exterior

With ample deck space, various sunning and dining arrangements and zero speed stabilizers, the unique 40m Columbus Sport Hybrid yacht will be RINA classed, LY2, Green Plus (Y) compliant.

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Main Saloon

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Main Saloon

Motor yacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - Owners Cabin

Motor yacht Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid - Owners Cabin

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Owners Bathroom

Columbus 40m Sport Hybrid Yacht - Owners Bathroom

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2013, Columbus Yachts will be on the Quai des Etats-Unis, stand QE14, or, if you are interested in the Palumbo refit and repair facility, Palumbo Malta SuperYacht will be at stand QJ7.

7th edition of ‘MONACO NIGHT’ a Great Success

August 14, 2013

China’s premier magazine for yachting lifestyle enthusiasts, China Boating, hosted the seventh edition of the ‘Monaco Night’ at the Shanghai Yacht Club on the Bund, the new yachting landmark, positioned in the bustling Shanghai’s Lujiazui area. Taken place on August 2, 2013, the event was a great success.

7th edition of MONACO NIGHT in Shanghai

7th edition of MONACO NIGHT in Shanghai

In a strategic association with the Principality of Monaco, the prestigious cocktail and gala dinner event successfully reaffirmed the “Rocher” as one of the ultimate yachting destination for Chinese elite.

The prestigious cocktail and gala dinner

The prestigious cocktail and gala dinner

Attended by 120 distinguished guests, Chinese yacht owners and influential personalities, the exclusive event gathered a series of activities including private cruise on the HuangPu River, latest Maserati’s models test drive, Hublot’s watch making experience, casino games, and a glamorous preview of the special Vip trip to be organized in September for the happy few to visit Monaco in style.

Latest Maserati models on display at the Monaco Night 2013

Latest Maserati models on display at the Monaco Night 2013

Fine dining with exquisite champagne pairing experience was delicately prepared under the care of Mumm and Perrier Jouet champagnes.

Fine dining with exquisite champagne

Fine dining with exquisite champagne

“As the leading luxury lifestyle media group in China and Asia, and through our flagship publication China Boating, we are proud to contribute to the growing engagement of our readers into the yachting lifestyle. Tonight we are proud to promote an incredible and exclusive VIP trip to take place during the 23rd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show in September, together with the strong support of the Principality”, says Alexandre Heng, Managing Director of Blu Inc Media China.

A very successful Monaco Night 2013

A very successful Monaco Night 2013

During the gala, Monaco’s Ambassador to China transported the audience to a world of dreams. “It is a great honor and pleasure to team up with China Boating and to meet so many Chinese elite with a growing passion for our Principality. Monaco is a mythic destination and we look forward to provide to our guests an incredible experience at the occasion of the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Private functions attended by worldwide celebrities, exclusive auction such as the Only Watch charity operation, mega yacht tour… we will make sure to open the most exclusive doors and share our Culture and Heritage”, said Mrs. Catherine Fautrier.

Hublot's watch making experience

Hublot's watch making experience

“As the venue partner of the Monaco Night, we are truly happy to welcome all the guests tonight and to have them to enjoy the yachting culture in our premise”, said Mr. Kevin Lin, President of Shanghai Yacht Club on the Bund.

Casino games

Casino games

The right partners and the right crowd were at the rendez-vous to create a memorable and sophisticated event… to be continued in Monaco in September.