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Video: Live the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 experience

December 05, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year saw the prestigious Monaco Yacht Show associate to BOYD Media to launch its very first interactive platform to (re)discover the show and the superyachts exhibited, as if being there. Below is a video introducing the platform, released by the Monaco Yacht Show.

Video: Cocktail reception aboard Benetti FB 258 motor yacht LADY MICHELLE during Monaco Yacht Show 2014

December 04, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The prestigious Italian shipyard, Benetti, has released an amazing video showing the cocktail reception hosted by luxury motor yacht Lady Michelle (FB 258) on September 26, during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014. With naval architecture as well as exterior design by the yard’s in-house team, superyacht Lady Michelle boasts stylish interiors, designed by Francois Zuretti. She can comfortably sleep up to 12 guests in 6 beautifully appointed cabins.

Sale of sailing yacht SWAN 95 S announced by Nautor’s Swan

December 04, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Following on from her premiere at the Rolex Swan Cup as well as the Monaco Yacht Show earlier this year in September, the first superyacht Swan 95 by Nautor’s Swan has been successfully sold. A semi-raised saloon version, sailing yacht Swan 95 S is already under construction and will leave Nautor’s yard in Pietarsaari in June 2017.

First super yacht Swan 95 by Nautor's Swan

First super yacht Swan 95 by Nautor's Swan

The sleek super yacht Swan 95, with its new hull lines, twin rudders and contemporary interior is the perfect yacht for those looking for the ideal combination of performance and style.

“It’s been a very positive year for Nautor’s Swan with the launch of several new models and a full order book.  The Swan 95 has been very well received and the first sale confirms this.  I am confident the momentum will continue throughout 2015, in conjunction with our international calendar of events organised by ClubSwan, including the second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean in March,” said Commercial Director, Luca Lucheschi.

Luxury yacht Swan 95 - Interior

Luxury yacht Swan 95 - Interior

The Finnish yacht builder Nautor’s Swan will celebrate half a century of heritage in 2016, is recognised as the market leader in sailing and recently announced the sale of four Swan 115 yachts, the new flagship of the SwanLine which ranges from 53 to 115 feet.

Below is a selection of the majestic charter yachts built by Nautor’s Swan.

New KITEALIKE hybrid motion superyacht tender concepts

December 03, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The all-new groundbreaking KITEALIKE hybrid motion range has been proudly unveiled by a group of environmentally conscious marine professionals, with a common affection for the unique waterways of Europe, from its lakes, rivers, canals and open seas. Having minimal impact on the surroundings, the KITEALIKE hybrid motion range is available in two multifunctional models: the Limousine 30’ superyacht tender and the Tender 30’ model.

KITEALIKE Limousine 30' superyacht tender

KITEALIKE Limousine 30' superyacht tender

It is now well known that today’s technologies offer electric propulsion systems with little or no environmental impact. However, to date, these motors have typically been installed in traditional displacement or fast planning hulls, both of which require significant levels of power for normal operation. Subsequently, a large amount of this power is in turn lost, due to wave generation from inefficient hull forms.

Limousine 30' yacht tender - Silent Mode

Limousine 30' yacht tender - Silent Mode

KITEALIKE hybrid motion is an all new concept in boat design which represents a breakthrough both in external style and in technical hull design. The striking modern lines harmonize with this new efficient hull form. This allows the boat to ‘slip’ through the water with absolute minimal resistance.

Limousine 30' mega yacht tender - Performance Mode

Limousine 30' mega yacht tender - Performance Mode

The Limousine 30’ yacht tender , the first model in the all new KITEALIKE hybrid motion range, is a boat ideally designed for urban waterways, specifically for use as a water taxi, private limousine or as a sport boat. In addition, this and the Tender 30’ model, are also ideally suited for use as luxury super yacht tenders.

Limousine 30' luxury yacht tender

Limousine 30' luxury yacht tender

Furthermore KITEALIKE hybrid motion is a most attractive option for public authorities such as the police, security, emergency services, and other units with on water service responsibilities.

KITEALIKE hybrid motion is available in two multifunctional models: the Limousine 30’ and the Tender 30’.

Limousine 30' yacht tender - Interior

Limousine 30' yacht tender - Interior

Both, with a length of 8.90m and beam of 2.35m, can carry up to 12 passengers. Setting this boat apart from anything else are the two propulsion systems aboard driving a common traditional shaft drive. One, a 20 kW electric motor which provides up to 2 hours use at a speed of 5 knots.

This also features a quick-charge battery system. The second system aboard the KITEALIKE hybrid motion is a conventional high performance diesel engine. To meet strict regulations which may be imposed on some waterways, this may be de-tuned to local authorities requirements. This engine provides a great turn of speed as required, yet, due to the innovative hull form, with minimal wave generation.

KITEALIKE Tender 30' yacht tender

KITEALIKE Tender 30' yacht tender concept

The KITEALIKE hybrid motion Limousine 30’ luxury yacht tender is now available for inspection and sea trial.

Technical Specifications of Limousine 30’ super yacht tender

• Material: GRP

• LOA: 8.90m

• Beam: 2.35m

• Draft: 0.75m

• Displacement (dry weight) 2.6 t

• Diesel engine – 180 hp FTP Common Rail Turbo-Diesel

• Electric motor – TRANSFLUID kW20 hybrid System

• CE compliance – Cat. C

127m motor yacht NICKELODEON project developed by Diana Scott from Sterling Scott

November 27, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Yacht designer, Diana Scott from Sterling Scott, is proud to unveil the breath-taking 127m motor yacht NICKELODEON project, influenced by stealth and submarine shapes. Sleek lines, tall windows, spectacular views, Helicopter hangers, as well as opulent open interiors are just a few of the features of the beautiful 127m Diana Scott mega yacht NICKELODEON project, developed in partnership with McFarlane Ship Design in Monaco, naval architects who specialize in energy efficiency, green systems and applied class requirements.

127m mega yacht NICKELODEON project developed by Diana Scott

The 127m superyacht NICKELODEON boasts an incredible futuristic underwater lift that extrudes down into the water 10 meters. Also for the guests, accommodation areas are spacious, sound proof and comfortably located whilst at sea, there are 11 luxury Owners, VIP, kid’s and guest cabins.

Luxury motor yacht NICKELODEON project from above

Luxury motor yacht NICKELODEON project from above

NICKELODEON yacht features various living, formal and informal dining areas, various gyms, a lavish cinema room, a massive fish feeding glass bottom viewing platform in the hull. Optional fold out balconies are incorporated throughout the design in accommodation and living areas, as well as large opening superstructure doors that allow the outdoor in. Light and brightness is invited in through the large window structures, floor features include statues, fountain installations and massive floor to ceiling pillars.

127m superyacht NICKELODEON project

127m superyacht NICKELODEON project

Pools, Jacuzzis and sunbathing areas spill from one deck to the next integrating a fun and exquisite outdoor theme.

NICKELODEON Yacht Concept - front view

NICKELODEON Yacht Concept – front view

When cruising the icy North Pole then guests can view the forward underwater with a viewing room featured just below the reinforced ice band.

The helicopter pads are amply sized for an EC 135. A drive in “no fold blade” Helicopter garage is one of the optional features as it converts to a magnificent entertaining area. High tech features resonate throughout the bridge deck area, with a full walk around bridge deck.

Luxury yacht NICKELODEON project - aft view

Luxury yacht NICKELODEON project – aft view

Owners have their own private spa and gym, secret stair to the bridge via the owner’s private study and library.

Luxury spa and wellness areas for the owners and guests are designed to accommodate all the features of today’s best technologies with snow rooms, Turkish hammams, water fountains, Finish saunas, deep relaxation areas, massage rooms beauty and hair salon rooms. For a workout there are endless possibilities, outdoors, indoors and indoor / outdoor areas.

127m super yacht NICKELODEON concept - aft view

127m super yacht NICKELODEON concept – aft view

The 127m NICKELODEON superyacht has it all – even a sea lab!

The official video of the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

November 27, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The organizers of the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) have released the official video of this year’s event. The largest megayacht event on Earth annually takes place in late September in the glamorous Monaco yacht holiday location, representing one of the world’s smallest countries by area.

Created in 1991, the show has grown to become the ultimate luxury rendezvous for the international elite clientele. The MYS is the unique occasion in the year to visit an outstanding fleet of 115 custom-made superyachts & megayachts from 25 to 100 metres long, of which around forty new launches in world premiere, in the glamorous setting of Monaco-Monte Carlo.

On docks, the MYS exhibits 500 world leading luxury yachting companies: superyacht builders, brokerage houses, yacht designers, nautical suppliers, refit shipyards, luxury manufacturers and service providers, tenders or yachting federations and associations.

With an average attendance of 34,000 professional visitors, business decision makers and high net worth clients from worldwide, the iconic port Hercules becomes the international hub of superyacht business during four days. During which a hundred of events are organized by the brands on board the yachts, on the exhibition or in the prestigious Monte Carlo luxury hotels.

Famed for catering to and providing only the very best, the Monaco Yacht Show has the privilege of benefiting from the recognition and the support of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Teaser Video of 150m Parkour Class motor yacht X-SVETI concept by Pastrovich

November 26, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Monaco-based design studio, Pastrovich, has proudly released a teaser video of their impressive 150m motor yacht X-SVETI concept design. Luxury mega yacht X-SVETI concept design belongs to ‘Parkour Class‘ – one of four New Unconventional Vessel Classes, each representing a kind of Owner’s personality. The project can be scaled from 70m to 150m in length.

Partnership of Porto Montenegro Yacht Club and China’s Visun Royal Yacht Club

November 24, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Porto Montenegro Yacht Club (PMYC) is a new partner of one of China’s most prominent yacht clubs, the Visun Royal Yacht Club (VRYC), Sanya. The reciprocal agreement was signed and announced during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show via video conference, at a private gala dinner hosted by the Club. As well as officially inviting the Club to the fabulous Montenegro yacht holiday destination, Porto Montenegro’s Managing Director, Oliver Corlette, gave an introductory presentation about PMYC as well as the agreement to 50 of its VIP members.

Porto Montenegro

Porto Montenegro

“The yachting industry in China is growing steadily, and it is important for the Mediterranean’s leading clubs and marinas to start making connections with those in Asia. Not only will agreements like this support the growth of the industry globally but will ensure both sets of members receive the best possible service when outside of their home port or club,” explains Mr Corlette. The agreement includes a variety of events, service exchanges and benefits for the members of both Clubs, aiming to promote travel to each reciprocal destination.

The PMYC was established in 2010 and has evolved into the heart and soul of sailing in Montenegro. With outstanding facilities and beautiful surroundings alongside its growing regatta calendar and racing fleet, the Club attracts local and international race teams and organisations to compete in the Boka Bay.

The VRYC was founded in 2015 and is positioned at the mouth of Sanya’s main waterway, a natural harbour where the East River meets the West. The most influential yacht club in China it has been host to the annual China Rendezvous since 2010, playing an important role in the development and awareness of China’s yachting and luxury lifestyle industries. In 2012, the YRYC also became affiliated with the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM), the first Asian member of YCM’s La Belle Classe Destinations.

Additional images of 58m Benetti motor yacht ILLUSION V

November 24, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Representing another jewel from the Benetti family, the all-new motor yacht Illusion V, previously known as ‘Illusion I’ and ‘FB257′, was one of the stars at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. Superbly penned by the yard’s in-house team and Green & Mingarelli, luxury superyacht Illusion V is a beautiful 58-meter four decked steel and aluminium vessel, built at the Benetti Livorno shipyard for a European Owner.

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Benetti FB257 super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I)

Designed for commercial luxury yacht charter use, the four-deck Illusion V yacht will be also used privately, thanks to a layout that includes one VIP cabin and four guest cabins, in addition to the owner’s cabin, giving her a total capacity of 12 + 1 passengers. The owner’s cabin, proceeded by a relax area, is full beam with large lateral windows and a beautiful sofa to one side. The owner’s bathroom, just like the VIP bathroom, is entirely finished with an onyx décor, with both sinks in carved marble. Extremely spacious, with two entryways and his and her dressing rooms, it includes an enormous central shower, a bathtub and twin toilets.

Luxury motor yacht Illusion V from above

Luxury motor yacht Illusion V from above

Super yacht Illusion V - side view

Super yacht Illusion V - side view

Illusion V Yacht - front view

Illusion V Yacht - front view

Illusion V superyacht - Decks

Illusion V superyacht - Decks

Benetti FB 257 luxury yacht Illusion V also features a generous Sun Deck. This boasts a marvelous mosaic Jacuzzi, which is surrounded by sunbathing recliners, mobile bar, barbecue grill and dinette. The whole area can be sheltered from the wind thanks to a double sliding-doored veranda, but the six window skylight always leaves a view of the starry heavens. All the external furnishings are in dark painted teak, while the marble is rustic travertine.

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Aboard motor yacht Illusion V

Aboard motor yacht Illusion V

Luxury motor yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Luxury motor yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Luxury super yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Luxury super yacht Illusion V - Exterior

Illusion V Yacht

Illusion V Yacht

Illusion V superyacht by night

Illusion V superyacht by night

Made of steel and aluminium, the 58m super yacht Illusion V (ex Illusion I, FB 257) by Benetti can reach a top speed of 15,5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. She is powered by twin Caterpillar 3512C diesel engines.

Motor yacht Illusion V - Wheelhouse

Motor yacht Illusion V - Wheelhouse

Motor yacht Illusion V - Galley

Motor yacht Illusion V - Galley

Super yacht Illusion V - Dining

Super yacht Illusion V - Dining

Illusion V superyacht - Saloon

Illusion V superyacht - Saloon

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Bar

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Bar

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Owners Cabin

Luxury yacht Illusion V - Owners Cabin

Illusion V superyacht - Owners Bathroom

Illusion V superyacht - Owners Bathroom

Illusion V Yacht - Guest Cabin

Illusion V Yacht - Guest Cabin

Illusion V superyacht is a very refined yacht with a very original décor, designed to furnish maximum possible comfort at sea, with record low levels of noise and vibration. She proudly maintains Benetti’s high class reputation worldwide.

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

Pascoe International announces release of new 9.6M SL Limousine yacht tender video

November 24, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Pascoe International is proud to announce the release of the new 9.6M SL Limousine yacht tender video. This striking boat was captured following the official unveiling and champagne reception at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, which was held in the glamorous Monaco yacht charter location from September 24 to 27.