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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.

Triton Submarines to debut five new models at 2013 Monaco Yacht Show

August 13, 2013

World’s leading sub manufacturer, Triton Submarines (Triton), has announced that it will reveal five new models at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, running from September 25 to 28.

Triton 3300/3

Triton 3300/3 yacht-based submersible

Triton set the standard for excellence in yacht-based submersibles in December 2011 when it launched the first Triton 3300/3. The 3300/3′s success in the filming and marine science communities including the first ever filming of the elusive giant squid at depths of 600-900 meters solidified its position as the world’s most capable production submersible.

The next generation of Tritons will include 4, 6 and 8 passenger models as well as a 2-passenger model rated for 5500 feet (1,675 meters) and the Triton 36000/3 Full Ocean Depth (rated for 36,000 feet/11,000 meters). Triton’s President, Patrick Lahey, is proud of the company’s continued focus on innovation and product development; “Triton broke new ground with the Triton 3300/3. The 3300/3’s acrylic sphere is the largest and thickest ever produced for a submersible. Triton’s newest models will once again set the standard for performance and innovation. We are looking forward to introducing our 4, 6 and 8-passenger deep submersibles at the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show.”

Triton will also be featuring innovative submersible support vessel (SSV) designs developed in partnership with Bury Design.  SSV designs include the unique Triton Launch and Recovery Catamaran (LARC), a highly efficient SSV capable of speeds up to 20 knots with a range of up to 1000 nautical miles. The 23-meter LARC is capable of launching and recovering any of Triton’s two or three passenger models in a wide range of sea states making it unique in the world. At under $3 million, the price may be the LARC’s most attractive feature as it eliminates the need to own a large expensive vessel in order to operate a Triton.

Triton’s stand at the Yacht Show (#QS87) will be located in the “Darse Sud” tent near the main entrance.

Mediterranean luxury mega yacht charter special for MOSAIQUE yacht

August 12, 2013

Available for Mediterranean luxury mega yacht charters, the 50m MOSAIQUE yacht is currently offering a special rate of €189,500 per week plus expenses for the rest of the summer 2013. Constructed by Proteksan Turquoise to a design by Dubois Yachts, MOSAIQUE yacht features elegant and comfortable interior penned by renowned Donald Starkey. Mosaique’s holiday itineraries include Greece Yacht Charter, Turkey Yacht Charter, Croatia Yacht Charter as well as Italy and South of France charter vacations.

Luxury motor yacht MOSAIQUE

Luxury motor yacht MOSAIQUE

Mosaique has built up an excellent reputation since she started chartering, featuring good layout with lovely interior and great attention to detail. Her well appointed accommodation boasts the latest in technology as well as computerised lighting throughout, allowing charter guests to create different moods as desired for each moment on board.

Salon - luxury charter yacht MOSAIQUE

Salon - luxury charter yacht MOSAIQUE

Dining - motor yacht MOSAIQUE

Dining - motor yacht MOSAIQUE

Interior can be described as classically inspired, with blends of modern and classical themes. Glass sculptures are an interesting feature and the yacht boasts wood paneling and comfortable seating arrangement throughout. The onboard gadgets are also excellent and include a huge ‘pop up’ flat screen TV with surround sound in the saloon. There are also smaller versions of entertainment electronics and hi-fi in the master cabin and master study.

Owner suite - charter yacht MOSAIQUE

Owner suite - charter yacht MOSAIQUE

Owner bathroom - superyacht MOSAIQUE

Owner bathroom - superyacht MOSAIQUE

Mosaique superyacht boasts a very large dining table on the upper deck, seating 12 to 14 charter guests. There is also plenty of outdoor seating available for entertainment and relaxation. The classical dining area forward of the main saloon offers a more formal dining option to her guests. The top deck is another fantastic area to relax and enjoy, boasting a luxury cocktail bar, Spa Pool, plenty of space for sunbathing and ambient lighting for after dark.

MOSAIQUE Sundeck Lounging

MOSAIQUE Sundeck Lounging

MOSAIQUE yacht

MOSAIQUE yacht

Up to sixteen charter guests can enjoy a lovely al-fresco meal thanks to superyacht Mosaique’s covered outdoor dining table. When a change of scene is required, guests can retire to the smaller outdoor dining table, adjacent to the main saloon. Mosaique’s sun deck provides privacy and spaces to unwind, and includes a bar, informal dining area, Spa Pool and many sun loungers.

aboard superyacht MOSAIQUE

aboard superyacht MOSAIQUE

For in water fun, luxury motor yacht Mosaique has a large selection of water toys, including jet skis, scuba gear and various inflatables.

From Venice superyacht charter to South of France

Yacht charter in the Mediterranean represents the most popular charter destinations when it comes to superyacht charters around the world. Vacationers visiting Europe have a choice of numerous fabulous destinations to discover, including South of France, Italy, Croatia, Greece and Turkey.

Cannes, le Suquet - Photo Courtesy of CRT - Cote D'Azure - Photo by Robert Palomba

Cannes, le Suquet - Photo Courtesy of CRT - Cote D'Azure - Photo by Robert Palomba

Cote D’Azure yacht charter

Monaco, Cannes, St Tropez and Nice spring to mind when it comes to Cote D’Azure yacht charter. This sought after jet-set holiday destination offers its  visitors plenty of glamour, excellent beach clubs, night clubs, restaurants as well as quaint little towns, with romantic cobbled streets, lovely cafes and boutiques to stroll through. South of France is extremely popular amongst yacht charterers and attracts a large number of luxury superyachts and sailing yachts each year.

Photo credit - Nice Tourism Board

Photo credit - Nice Tourism Board

Italy yacht charter holidays

Who would have not heard of the beautiful Italy and ‘La Costiera Amalfitana’? Italy yacht charter holidays are another popular way to relax amongst the crème de la crème, with their Italy yacht charter itineraries including such breath-taking destinations as Le Cinque Terre, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Salerno, Venice or the islands of Sardinia, Sicily, Elba and Capri. La Bella Italia is another destination where superyacht charterers, sailing yachts, motor yachts and catamarans can be seen cruising its spectacular and historically rich coastlines.

RAVELLO - Amalfi Coast - Photo credit Portale del Comune di Ravello - Sito istituzionale Costiera Amalfitana

RAVELLO - Amalfi Coast - Photo credit Portale del Comune di Ravello - Sito istituzionale Costiera Amalfitana

Croatia Yacht Charter

Increasingly popular amongst lovers of the sea is Croatia yacht charter. There are endless beautiful designations and islands to discover in Croatia, pleasing even the most discern of the customers and charter vacationers. From quite little hidden cowes and beaches to popular hot-spots, exciting nightlife and fabulous water-sport sites, Croatia is one of the ultimate charter vacation destinations in Europe. Some of the most popular places to visit include Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Pula, Rogoznica and Marina Frapa, Rovinj, Sibenik, Split, Sukosan, Trogir, Vinisce or Dubrovnik. An extensive selection of Croatia charter yachts is also available.

Trogir - Image courtesy of Trogir Tourism Board

Trogir - Image courtesy of Trogir Tourism Board

Greece Yacht Charter

Also located in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece yacht charter attracts visitors year after year, for many of whom Greece is return destination for obvious reasons: pristine clear water, lovely beaches, amazing and unique architecture, friendly locals and fabulous Mediterranean cuisine. Greece luxury yacht charters can be divided into four main areas: The Ionian Islands, The Aegean and Sporades, The Cyclades and The Dodecanese; with the most sought after places to visit including: Corfu, Zakinthos, Ithaca, Poros, Hydra, Mykonos, Paros, Santorini and Rhodes.

Greece

Greece

Turkey Yacht Charter

Turkey yacht charter offers its visitors important historical sites, endless coastlines of beaches and seaside towns as well as one-of-a-kind fusion of Asian and European cuisine and fabulous sailing areas. Bodrum, being the largest yacht charter base in Turkey, boasts the magnificent Knights of Rhodes Fortress, idyllic beach resorts by day and pulsating entertainment by night. Other destinations to explore include: Cesme, Fethiye, Gocek and Marmaris. Here is a list of Turkey charter yachts available this summer.

Oludeniz in Turkey

Oludeniz in Turkey

There is a very large number of luxury motor yachts, superyachts, mega yachts or sailing yachts available for charter in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Mediterranean. Each destination is unique and beautiful, with plenty of things to discover and activities to enjoy. Contact our charter brokers for more information and we will strive to choose the best suitable yacht and create the perfect charter itinerary to suite every single of your needs for an unforgettable luxury yacht charter experience.

Southern Wind SW82 sailing yacht FEELIN’ GOOD to debut at MYS 2013

August 09, 2013

Southern Wind Shipyard is pleased to announce the delivery of the first unit of the new SW82 sailing yacht Feelin’ Good, launched early July, 2013. Feelin’ Good yacht is preparing to embark on her maiden voyage of 7 500 nautical miles from South Africa to the Mediterranean.

Southern Wind built Feelin' Good yacht

Southern Wind built Feelin' Good yacht

Luxury yacht Feelin’ Good will be officially presented as a world première during the forthcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which will be held in the jet-set yacht charter destination – Monaco, from the 25th to the 28th September 2013.

Feelin' Good superyacht

Feelin' Good superyacht

Feelin' Good yacht

Feelin' Good yacht

Luxury sailing yacht Feelin' Good

Luxury sailing yacht Feelin' Good

Luxury yacht Feelin' Good

Luxury yacht Feelin' Good

Feelin Good yacht - dining

Feelin Good yacht - dining

Feelin Good superyacht cabin

Feelin' Good superyacht cabin

Interior of SY Feelin Good

Interior of SY Feelin' Good

Feelin Good superyacht - galley

Feelin' Good superyacht - galley