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Ultimate 80m motor yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss

March 28, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Blohm+Voss, the premier German shipyard renowned for building the best quality superyachts in the world, was proud to officially unveil their brand new 80-metre semi-custom motor yacht BV80 during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show. The expert team of naval architects as well as engineers in Hamburg, teaming up with Eidsgaard Design in London, spent thousands of hours behind closed doors to conceive the ultimate 80m mega yacht BV80 for today’s clients.

New 80m mega yacht BV80 by Blohm+Voss Yachts

Blohm+Voss’ unrivaled knowledge, experience and know-how from 137 years of shipbuilding have been concentrated into 80m superyacht BV80. In the superlative world of superyachts, it is rare that a new design re-writes the rule book but Blohm+Voss has done exactly that.

80m superyacht BV80 - side view

80m superyacht BV80 – side view – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

Luxury yacht BV80 - aft view

Luxury yacht BV80 – aft view – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

BV80 superyacht - Decks

BV80 superyacht – Decks – Image credit to Blohm+Voss Yachts

Below is a gallery for the breath-taking charter yachts built by Blohm+Voss.

Pininfarina and Fincantieri on NEW 85m Superyacht Concept OTTANTACINQUE

February 09, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Following the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show we have published an article about the new 85m superyacht concept OTTANTACINQUE, which was unveiled at the show by the prestigious Italian shipyard Fincantieri and renowned design studio Pininfarina. Today, we are publishing a short interview with Mr Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of Pininfarina – Italian Design and Engineering Company, and Mr Marco Mazzù, Head of Origination Strategies and Market Development of Fincantieri, to learn more about this exciting concept.

Ottantacinque by Pininfarina and Fincantieri

Ottantacinque by Pininfarina and Fincantieri

CharterWorld: What brought Pininfarina and Fincantieri Yachts to the decision to collaborate together on this exciting new concept?

Mr Pininfarina: We have a very established partnership with the Fincantieri team. Our first project was the Destriero, in the early nineties: this vessel won the transatlantic “Blue Ribbon” award and became very popular at that time.

After several years Fincantieri and us discovered to have the same objective: to design and build together a super yacht in the range of 85 meters. Fincantieri has a very strong experience in bigger boats, recently we designed a number of smaller boats; so we found the perfect meeting point.

CharterWorld: The concept was launched at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Have you had any feedback since the event and interests from potential customers?

Mr Mazzù: We cannot disclose current client discussion. However, we can confirm that the design and the collaboration raised a great interest among brokers and potential clients. There has been an unanimous appreciation on the style and on some of the innovative features and solutions included in the design.

CharterWorld: In your opinion, what makes the new OTTANTACINQUE different from other mega yacht concepts currently on the market?

Mr Pininfarina: The movement of the dockhouse volume from the bow to the stern of the boat has made its design very different from other designs in the same class.

CharterWorld: What type of Owner is the new 85-metre mega yacht concept suitable for?

Mr Pininfarina: The end user will have to be a fan of innovative design. Since most of the buyers in this market are still quite conservative the customer will probably be younger than the average, “a special owner of a special boat”.

CharterWorld: How suitable would this yacht be, should the new owner decide to enter the yacht charter market?

Mr Pininfarina: The boat has been conceived to be functional and user friendly, so it will eventually be perfect for the yacht charter market, too.

CharterWorld: Which main features would most likely appeal to a discerning yacht charterer?

Mr Mazzù: We have two different GA (general arrangement) configurations to suit slightly different expected lifestyles onboard. In common, as most relevant features for yacht charterer, they have the twin pools, which grant an enormous flexibility in the utilization of the main deck space aft, the ample beach club to grant a seamless experience with the sea, and different areas of aggregation for family and friends.

CharterWorld: How long would it take before the yacht could be delivered to her new owner?

Mr Mazzù: We expect we can deliver the current configuration in 39 months.

CharterWorld: Are you currently working on any other new superyacht concepts that you could share with our readers?

Mr Pininfarina: We are presently focused on the promotion of the Ottantacinque.

La Belle Classe Academy launched by Yacht Club de Monaco

February 01, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

A new training centre for the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) members as well as yachting professionals, La Belle Classe Academy was first introduced during the Captains Forum, which took place at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show in September. Its aim is to encourage development and promotion of yachting professions.

Formation center - VIKY - Photo credit to YCM

Formation center – VIKY – Photo credit to YCM

La Belle Classe Academy represents a continuation of the three existing arms: La Belle Classe Tradition for classic yacht owners, La Belle Classe Superyachts for luxury yacht owners, as well as La Belle Classe Destinations for marinas and yacht clubs in development.

Formation - LADY MOURA - Image credit to YCM

Formation – LADY MOURA – Image credit to YCM

Dedicated to owners, but also open to anyone involved in yachting, crew members or future boat owners, the Academy is based in the Yacht Club de Monaco’s facilities on Quai Louis II and its own YCM Marina. It offers navigation and pleasure boat courses, with a strong component focused on perfecting the ‘Art of Service, Etiquette and Protocol’ aboard.

Formation Cluster ISM - Image credit to YCM

Formation Cluster ISM – Image credit to YCM

Three courses are available. The first two, ‘Navigation Techniques’ and the ‘Art of Service, Etiquette and Protocol’, are open to professionals, while the third, ‘Pleasure boats’, is reserved for Yacht Club de Monaco members only.

For more information and to register for a course: academy@ycm.org or call +377 93 10 65 17

Video: Marriage of Superstructure and Hull – Eternal Love for Project NOVA by Heesen Yachts

January 29, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Heesen Yachts have published a video of the joining of the hull and superstructure of YN 17850 Project Nova, which has taken place on Saturday, 16th January at their facility in Oss. Project NOVA is the first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) superyacht fitted with hybrid propulsion, making her a more ecologically friendly vessel. You can view more photos of this exciting marriage of two parts here: Project NOVA Hull and Superstructure.

PROJECT NOVA rendering

PROJECT NOVA rendering

Hull and Superstructure of 50m Superyacht Project NOVA Joined

January 27, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Saturday, January 16, 2016 saw Heesen Yachts‘ facility in Oss joining of the hull and superstructure of the exciting new YN 17850 Project NOVA. This project is also known as the first Fast Displacement Hull Form superyacht fitted with hybrid propulsion.

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction - Photo Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction – Photo Dick Holthuis

Project NOVA under construction - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Project NOVA under construction – Photo by Dick Holthuis

The yachts very efficient hull form offers lower speeds normally associated with traditional displacement hulls, but with much lower fuel consumption. This characteristic results in a one-of-a-kind high-performance, incredibly comfortable displacement yacht with a lower environmental impact.

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction in Oss - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction in Oss – Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA under construction – Photo by Dick Holthuis

However, Project NOVA is not only ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning vessel! One of her most important and unique features if the silence. Quite cruising can be expected aboard this yacht, giving a new dimension to the overall yachting experience.

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA superyacht under construction - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts Project NOVA superyacht under construction – Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts 50m Project NOVA under construction - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Heessen Yachts 50m Project NOVA under construction – Photo by Dick Holthuis

NOVA is being created with exterior design by Omega Architects and interior design by Sinot Yacht Design. Her exterior lines break with Heesen yachts of the past, yet keeping the same sense of seaworthiness and performance that have become the shipyard’s trademark. Her vertical bow is not only ecstatically pleasing, but also offers a reduced vertical acceleration that normally provides discomfort for guests aboard.

Project NOVA under construction - Photo by Dick Holthuis

Project NOVA under construction – Photo by Dick Holthuis

Accommodation is provided for up to twelve guests in six well-appointed and spacious stateroom, as well as numerous outdoor areas to enjoy life at sea. Project NOVA is currently for sale and is scheduled to be delivered in Spring of 2017, following intensive sea trials in the North Sea.

Heesen Yachts Project NOVA

Heesen Yachts Project NOVA

Project NOVA - 50m

Project NOVA – 50m

 

Imposing 103m Explorer Mega Yacht SEA HAWK concept

January 20, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The imposing 103m explorer mega yacht SEA HAWK represents the first concept unveiled by the new company Hawk Yachts at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. Take a look at this breath-taking vessel, perfect for a true world-wide exploration and adventure, in the video below, made by ‘perfect’.

Destined to cruise the world in maximum safety and luxury, the 103m SEA HAWK is designed to Polar Ice Class 6 level. She boasts the sea-worthy capabilities to reach the most remote and inaccessible areas of the world’s oceans.

Design Development of Modern and Elegant 115m Megayacht by Mulder Design

January 19, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Mulder Design has just released a short video showing the design development of their latest 115m mega yacht. Unveiled at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, this impressive and breath-taking vessel boasts a powerful forward-leaning profile that looks genuinely striking from every angle.

The modern and elegant displacement vessel bears such amazing features as a heli-platform on the forward deck, with a dedicated helicopter garage below, as well as a generous beach lounge at the stern, resulting in a vast area, flooded by natural light from the skylight at the bottom of the swimming pool above.

More charter yachts with design by Mulder Design.

Breath-taking 60M Sport Yacht SeaFalcon – A new project by Mondomarine and Luiz de Basto

January 12, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

A new project by Mondomarine and Luiz de Basto, the breath-taking 60-metre sport yacht SeaFalcon was proudly unveiled at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. This beautiful, three-deck vessel can be characterized by effortless elegance and speed.

M60 SeaFalcon - a new project by Mondomarine and Luiz de Basto

M60 SeaFalcon – a new project by Mondomarine and Luiz de Basto

The overall design is defined, a mono-volume encompassing the hull and main deck framed by a long arch housing the upper deck and the long flybridge. The hull shape is ‘sliced’ to open the aft deck exposing a structural element, which was painted in Tuscan red. Upper deck, flybridge and hard top supports are then added in a radial way along the top arch, resulting in a compact and unified shape.

SeaFalcon - aft view

SeaFalcon – aft view

Accommodation layout consists of the owner’s cabin on the main deck forward and five guest staterooms on the lower deck. The main deck also hosts the main salon and formal dining room, and there is also a spacious skylounge salon on the upper deck, offering a convertible indoor/outdoor dining area.

Aboard SeaFalcon

Aboard SeaFalcon

The generous outdoor areas feature an amazing flybridge fitted with sunbathing area surrounding the hot tub, full-size bar, al-fresco dining, gourmet galley, as well as lounge, comfortably hosting 10 guests. The fore deck provides additional seating and sunbathing area and the upper and main aft decks offer more opportunities to relax and socialize. In addition, there is a generous beach club with a bar and resting area.

SeaFalcon - Interior

SeaFalcon – Interior

A perfect combination of speed and comfort, SeaFalcon boasts a high-performance hull, developed by Mondomarine. She can easily reach between 22 and 27 knots, depending on engine selection.

More charter yachts with design by Luiz De Bastos.

Ultra-efficient 50m Super Yacht Project NOVA by HEESEN

December 22, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Perfect’ has made a video below, showing the new 50m super yacht Project NOVA (YN 17850) by HEESEN. Due to be launched in 2017, the ultra-efficient, low fuel burning NOVA represents the world’s first Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) vessel fitted with hybrid propulsion, and was first unveiled at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show in September.

More charter yachts built by Heesen.

Raytheon’s 100th Superyacht Integrated Navigation System (INS) for AMELS 188

December 17, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show (MYS) saw the German navigation system specialist Raytheon Anschütz announce that their 100th Integrated Navigation System (INS) destined for the superyacht market will be delivered to the all-new Limited Editions AMELS 188.

A scale model of the new AMELS 188 on display at MYS 2015

A scale model of the new AMELS 188 on display at MYS 2015

“We are very proud to be selected by such a prestigious shipyard and look forward to contributing our solution to the new Limited Editions AMELS 188,” Raytheon Anschütz’ Sales Manager Arno Nommensen said during a jubilee ceremony at the AMELS’ stand in Monaco. “A significant milestone, our 100th INS sold in the superyacht market is a confirmation of our commitment to excellence and our dedication to maintaining our high level of quality and customer support.”

During the jubilee ceremony, Raytheon Anschütz’ Arno Nommensen hands over a certificate about the 100th Superyacht INS to AMELS’ Victor Caminada and Martin van Heulen

During the jubilee ceremony, Raytheon Anschütz’ Arno Nommensen hands over a certificate about the 100th Superyacht INS to AMELS’ Victor Caminada and Martin van Heulen

AMELS Victor Caminada on the new Limited Editions AMELS 188 superyacht: “The AMELS 188 is a new milestone for our company. Here at the official introduction at Monaco Yacht Show, we have received great interest for this new design. It will be equipped with most modern and high-end superyacht technology; including the Raytheon Anschütz Integrated Navigation System.”

AMELS 188 will boast the latest in integrated navigation systems, supported through the entire project and lifecycle. The world’s first INS in compliance with IMO’s INS Performance Standards, SYNAPSIS consists of a suite of multifunctional consoles which provide access to any function from any place. A central software framework as part of each console takes over system-wide tasks and services, such as consistent data distribution, central target management and intelligent alarm management. The scope of supply also includes network-based radar scanners, the entire sensor package, autopilot and steering control, as well as radio communication systems.

See more charter yachts built by Amels here.