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Superyacht Be Mine relaunched after 12-week refit

July 17, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Oceania Marine has announced the relaunch of 40m/132ft Lurssen luxury yacht BE MINE at its facilities in Port Whangarei, New Zealand, following a 12-week refit.

Luxury yacht BE MINE at the Oceania Marine facilities in Whangarei, New Zealand

Luxury yacht BE MINE at the Oceania Marine facilities in Whangarei, New Zealand

The Managing Director of Oceania Marine, Martin Gleeson, commented on the recent results of the refit: “I congratulate everyone involved on putting this project together then executing it to achieve what has to be an excellent outcome for the owner. I spoke to skipper Mikael Andersson and he said we have a great team and have done a great job. Like almost any refit, unexpected works emerged but the team adapted and kept things on track”.

Working closely with the crew of BE MINE as well as the owner’s representatives, Diverse Projects, the team at Ocean Marine kept to a tight schedule of 12 weeks to complete the refit, which involved a survey of all her electrical and engineering equipment as well as her fabrication, plus a repaint of her hull and other touch-up areas. The work was completed by Oceania Marine Engineering Services and Oceannia Marine Coatings respectively.

Oceania Marine has completed the majority of work refitting Lurssen superyacht BE MINE, and she will return to cruising shortly

Oceania Marine has completed the majority of work refitting Lurssen superyacht BE MINE, and she will return to cruising shortly

The remainder of the refit will be completed in the water before she returns to active use.

Emirates Team New Zealand wins 35th America’s Cup

June 28, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand have faced off against reigning champions Oracle Team USA to win the 35th edition of the America’s Cup, leaving the final score at 7-1 after two dramatic weeks of racing along the Great Sound in Bermuda.

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world's oldest international sports trophy - the America's Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Celebrations for Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the world’s oldest international sports trophy – the America’s Cup. Photo credit Ricardo Pinto

Race 9 proved to be the decider after both teams cleanly left the starting gate, sailing at up to 30 knots on the first leg to a roaring crowd. Although Oracle Team USA initially pulled ahead, Emirates Team New Zealand recovered lost ground on the second leg and widened the gap throughout the rest of the race to finish 55 seconds ahead of the Oracle Team USA.

“We’re just blown away. We came here to win the America’s Cup and right now we’re taking the America’s Cup back home to New Zealand,” Helmsman Peter Burling for Emirates Team New Zealand commented. “To be able to win eight races in Beautiful Bermuda in front of a big crowd of our own fans is overwhelming, we’re just happy to be able to share this moment with them, we’re just blown away. I’ve grown up watching this competition as a fan and to be a Kiwi and taking this Cup home is a dream come true. To be able to win this event at such a young age is an unreal feeling. However, I’m just a tiny part of a massive team and it is incredible to be able to reward the hard work of those hundreds of people who have supported us, not only here but back home in New Zealand as well.”

Emirates Team New Zealand won 8 races altogether to secure their victory, having began the series with -1 point due to Oracle Team USA’s win during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup qualifiers.

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport.”

The final results of the 35th America's Cup

The final results of the 35th America’s Cup

In the America’s Cup 2013 Final Oracle Team USA defended against Emirates New Zealand in San Francisco to narrowly hold on to the title with a final score of 9-8, a result which lead to Emirates Team New Zealand looking to make changes both to the boat design and the skills of the team. The result has been noticeable differences between the design of the Emirates Team New Zealand boat compared to other competitors, most visibly a cycling instead of grinding to charge the hydraulic pressure that keeps the sailing yachts up on the foils. Emirates Team New Zealand CEO Grant Dalton commented on how their past defeat spurred them on to victory in this edition of the America’s Cup:

“After San Francisco we knew we couldn’t out-spend other teams here so we had to out-think everyone. One of the things to come out of San Francisco is that we were out-designed and we knew this time round that we had to push that area. This time round we had no restrictions on design. We just wanted to see what we could come up with and we have achieved some truly amazing things that have been revolutionary in this sport. [One of the points that we had to change] was that we had to invest in technology and the people that provide it. We also had to get our arms around the next generation of yachtsmen that were coming through and Peter (Burling) was one of those.”

Grant Dalton, CEO, Emirates Team New Zealand congratulated Emirates Team New Zealand on their victory, which is their first since 2000:

“I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations and praise to everyone in Emirates Team New Zealand for winning the 35th America’s Cup. Helmed brilliantly by Peter Burling, with the guiding influence of skipper Glenn Ashby, supported by a world class sailing, design and shore team, they performed magnificently here in Bermuda, winning in dominant fashion.”

Recently Refitted Mega Yacht Ulysses in Gibraltar

May 29, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Mega yacht Ulysses, owned by a New Zealand billionaire, was recently refitted in at Compositeworks‘ shipyard in France. She was photographer last week in Gibraltar, where she made her first stop on the way to the South of France for the Mediterranean yachting season. 

Ulysses. Photo credit Superyachts_gilbraltar

Ulysses. Photo credit Superyachts_gilbraltar

It’s been reported that this 107-metre gigantic yacht boasts a newly painted hull. There are also new crew cabins added and VIP balconies. In addition, Ulysses now has a new tender and the largest outboard-powered centre console boat on a yacht.

Ulysses is an explorer yacht, which was design for long-range cruising. She sleeps 30 guests and features a stunning interior by H2 Yacht Design. Luxury expedition yacht Ulysses can carry a helicopter and has a fully certified helipad. There is also a large swimming pool and generous lavish living spaces.

You can find out more about Ulysses and watch videos here.

The 43-metre S/Y Bella Ragazza Relaunched and Ready for Charter in South-East Asia

May 08, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

After an extensive refit, the 43-metre luxury sailing superyacht Bella Ragazza was relaunched from Oceania Marine’s Shipyard in New Zealand. Over the 4-months refit, sailing yacht Bella Ragazza received a new teak deck maintenance work on the rig and refurbished interior. Looking fantastic, she is ready to cruise the waters of New Caledonia and South East Asia in summer 2017.

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready for Launch at Oceania Marine Shipyards

Built to the design of Dubois Yachts at Vitters Shipyard in Holland in 2004, Bella Ragazza has a distinctive accommodation layout for a yacht of her size. She can accommodate 10 charter guests in 5 well-appointed cabins. Her incredible interior by Rhoades Young Design has been maintained to the highest standards, which included some work carried out during her refits in 2010, 2014 and 2017.

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

43M Superyacht Bella Ragazza Ready For Roll-out From Shed A Oceania Marine Shipyards

The decor is simple, yet tasteful, with soft colours and lovely furnishing. Welcoming ambience onboard invites charter guests into the living spaces, where there is plenty of room for dining, entertainment and leisure.

Accommodation is offered in 5 cabins in the following layout: owner’s stateroom, three double and two twin cabins.

Bella Ragazza- Sailing

Bella Ragazza- Sailing

The large salon is separated into two parts: deck salon, which offers awe-inspiring views, and lower salon, which is an ideal place for lounging and dining. Sailing yacht Bella Ragazza has all the latest technology for entertainment on board: there is a flat-screen TV with a DVD player and Bose sound system.

“Incredible yacht charter experience is provided aboard charter sailing yacht Bella Ragaza, as she features an outstanding combination of seaworthiness and plenty of interior living spaces. Available from EUR€ 91,000.00 per week plus expenses you can charter Bella Ragaza in tropical Micronesia and the Philippines from July 2017. Contact CharterWorld now to find out more.”

Bella Ragazza- Sailing Away

Bella Ragazza- Sailing Away

A variety of water toys is provided onboard to ensure charter guests will enjoy the water activities to the fullest. Carbon fibre kayaks, snorkelling equipment, guests and crew tenders are just some of the items stored in the garage for leisure activities.

It was certainly a busy time for Oceania Marine, as right after this project, the next one needed to be commenced. Superyacht Be Mine is now undergoing a major refit based in the facilities of Oceania Marine in Port Whangarei.

Oceania Marine Group Managing Director, Martin Gleeson commented:

“For some years our company has been promoting New Zealand and, in particular, Port Whangarei as a world class refit option for the superyacht fleet. That promotion together with a very successful record of projects completed at Oceania Marine shipyards places us as one of the top choices, internationally, for refits. We have also grown the Groups capabilities to the extent that we can now deliver all aspects of a complete rebuild including removal and replacement of the yacht’s interior if required.” 

Gadji bay, Pines Island, New Caledonia. Photo by Flickr/mathieu

Gadji bay, Pines Island, New Caledonia. Photo by Flickr/mathieu

Incredible yacht charter experience is provided aboard charter sailing yacht Bella Ragaza, as she features an outstanding combination of seaworthiness and plenty of interior living spaces. Available from EUR€ 91,000.00 per week plus expenses you can charter Bella Ragaza in tropical Micronesia and the Philippines from July 2017. Contact CharterWorld now to find out more.

Bella Regazza also has availability for Christmas 2017 in Thailand and Malaysia. Luxury charter yachts are booking up fast this yer, so do not miss out on the opportunity to secure the dates now.

Interview with the Owner of Sailing Yacht Q: What Makes this Charter Yacht Highly Successful?

May 05, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The highly popular charter sailing yacht Q was built in 2009 by Alloy Yachts.  Specifically designed for long voyages, Q provides total comfort and luxury to her charter guests and boasts incredible interior design by bespoke Reymond Langdon.  With lavish accommodation for ten guests and a variety of opulent amenities, Q has become one of the most admired charter yachts. What makes her so successful in the charter market, Roxanne Hughes found out in the interview with the owner of sailing yacht Q, Kim Vibe-Petersen.

Sailing Yacht Q - Exterior - Photo by Quin Bisset

Sailing Yacht Q – Exterior – Photo by Quin Bisset

 

Interview with Kim Vibe-Petersen, the Owner of the 52m Charter Sailing Yacht Q

Written by Roxanne Hughes of Breed Media

When Vibe-Petersen presented his latest purchase, the 51.7m sailing yacht Q, to the charter market, his intention was to inspire people: “People see me aboard with my family and how we’ve put our soul into this yacht and they say ‘Ah, I would love to do the same with my family’. We have become an advert for how the yacht should be used.”

Having completed a full interior refit, giving this 2009-launched Dubois design a new lease of life with Scandinavian style, Q has been quickly booked up and this summer is now back-to-back with charters.

SY Q - Salon - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Salon – Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q - Master suite - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Master suite – Photo by Quin Bisset

“Myself and the family haven’t had much chance to use her yet! But we have a week or two planned – we may go to New York later this Spring, then on to Bermuda to watch the America’s Cup, but after that she’s straight into the charter season. When my last boat, Parsifal III, was launched, we had bookings for her a year in advance and with Q it’s basically the same, that’s seldom seen these days.”

Sailing Yacht Q - lifestyle shot - Photo by Quin Bisset

Sailing Yacht Q – lifestyle shot – Photo by Quin Bisset

Vibe-Petersen describes Q as the ultimate holiday home or summer house, highlighting her adaptability between blue water cruiser, regatta racer, luxurious home and even nightclub – recently illustrated at the St Barths Bucket where many guests partied the night away on the yacht’s large flybridge during the event’s ‘Yacht- Hop’ evening.

SY Q - Aft deck - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Aft deck – Photo by Quin Bisset

Q is an award-winning sailing superyacht that can accommodate up to 12 guests in five luxurious en-suite staterooms. Q’s spacious cockpit can be opened to the sunshine and breeze or protected from the elements with a fully retractable window system that encloses the area at the touch of a button, whilst retaining 360-degree views.

“It’s the joy of superyacht charter; if you don’t like the scenery today, you can make it different in half an hour – just move the boat to another anchorage. Move from St Barths to New York – go and see the Statue of Liberty, sail around Martha’s Vineyard, or go to New Zealand! Be wherever you want to go. Go around the world and take Q with you – she’s the optimal summer house.” – Kim Vibe-Petersen, Owner of 51.7m Q.

SY Q - Transom - Photo by Quin Bisset

SY Q – Transom – Photo by Quin Bisset

On deck, Q boasts a large flybridge with a comfortable seating and dining area and a large Jacuzzi on the foredeck, surrounded by sun pads.

S/Y Q credit Quin BISSET

S/Y Q credit Quin BISSET

Q is available for charter in the Caribbean this winter, and in the Western Mediterranean for Summer 2018. Rates are from €180,000 per week. Contact CharterWorld brokers for more information and to make a booking.

Top 15 Superyachts with Helicopters

April 28, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

With plenty of various amenities, superyachts offer comfortable and truly opulent travel experience, while yacht helicopters are an essential part of it. Just imagine: you can reach the most remote destinations to explore some hidden gems in the finest yachting locations in the world or land in busy city centres. All that includes total flexibility of point-to-point travelling, getting you to places you need to be at in luxury and style. The magnificent charter yachts nowadays offer the ultimate fun experiences for you and your group, including heli-fishing, heli-skiing and private island dining, due to their capabilities of landing and carrying helipads. Let’s take a look at the top 15 private and charter yachts with helicopters.

1. Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games)

The incredible 50m charter superyacht Amarula Sun offers everything her guests would wish to have on a charter yacht: a spa pool with a swim-up bar, huge sun pads, BBQ area, gym, Xbox, Playstation, Plasma TV with satellite connection and luxury dining spaces are among her outstanding amenities. Amazing yacht charter experience is guaranteed. The guests have the opportunity of travelling to and from Amarula Sun by helicopter, as her sundeck area can serve as a touch-and-go heli pad. Amarula Sun can sleep 10-12 charter guests and is available for charters in the Bahamas and Florida from US$ 195,000.

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

Amarula Sun (ex. Mine Games) with helicopter

 2. Cloudbreak

Cloudbreak is certainly one of the most popular superyachts of 2016. There is no wonder, as the team of acclaimed engineers and designers worked on the naval architecture, as well as her interior and exterior. She is a 72m expedition yacht, capable of cruising anywhere in the world. This head-turning floating masterpiece has some special features including a Jacuzzi, exercise equipment, an elevator operated on all decks, and a large tender garage.  Charter Cloudbreak this summer from €750,000 per week plus expenses.

Motor Yacht Cloud Break - top view. Photo credit @brandondax

Motor Yacht Cloud Break – top view. Photo credit @brandondax

 3. Lady Christine

Undoubtedly, the list of the top 15 superyachts and their helicopters has to include a Feadship superyacht. The bespoke Dutch shipyard is best known for building exceptional quality superyachts. Motor yacht Lady Christine is one of those. Not only Lady Christine provides absolute comfort to her guests, but she also has an enormous storage space for a rescue boat, a large tender and a small sailing boat. This section of the vessel also serves as a helipad and stores two helicopter fuel tanks.

Lady Christine and helicopter

Lady Christine and helicopter

4. Attessa IV

Upon her re-launch in 2010 Attessa IV became the largest superyacht in North America. She made it to the top 25 largest yachts in the world, and back in 2010 was at the 23rd position. Originally built by Hayashikane Zosen Kk in 1999 and called Evergreen, she was sold to a new owner in 2007. She underwent an extensive rebuilt by Washington Yachting Group, where she was also extended by 30 feet. Attessa IV accommodates 36 guests, assisted by 21 crew members. This massive five-level yacht measures 100.60 metres and features a helipad on the upper aft deck and forepeak.

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

Attessa IV. Photo credit @rickyracer

5. Garçon

Although Garcon is not an opulent superyacht but a fast yacht support vessel, she deserves the praise for carrying a huge luxurious helicopter, as this is what support vessels are for. Built specifically to serve Lurssen mega yacht Ace and to carry her water toys and tenders, Garcon measures 67m LOA.  Garcon also features a fully SOLAS certified helipad with 5,000 kg take-off weight for commercial use. Garson was built and launched in 2012 by Damen Shipyards, and in 2013 was honoured with the ISS Awards of Distinction for Innovation.

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

Garcon. Photo credit Jeff Brown

6. Sunrays

Motor yacht Sunrays was launched in 2010 by Oceanco, and in the same year received an award for the “Best Power Yacht over 65 metres” at the ISS Design and Leadership Award Ceremony. Her striking teal coloured aluminium hull is a work of Bjorn Johansson Design, while the interior styling is by famous Terence Disdale. Sunray’s heavenly interior design is unique, and have an airy and welcoming ambience. Indulge in luxury and add a helicopter ride when booking Sunrays this for charter in the Mediterranean.

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

Sunrays at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina. Photo @yachthelicopters

7. Luna

If you are into yachts and luxury travelling, you probably know by now that the 155-metre mega yacht Luna is one of the largest yachts with some extraordinary features. She carries a submarine, multipurpose limousines and has not just one, but two helipads. Her 20-metre swimming pool is another wow characteristic. We wish Luna would be available for charter one day, as this expedition yacht could take her charter guests to breathtaking Galapagos, Alaska and the Pacific.

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

Luna: Helicopter landing. Photo credit Muscapix

8. Samar

Motor yacht Samar is a 77m steel-and-aluminum luxury motor yacht designed by Laurent Giles and built by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006.  She is a very large and luxurious charter yacht which boasts everything that can be offered on a private motor yacht. Samar is capable of extended global cruising, where her charter guests will never get bored. Samar has a helipad, a large Spa Pool pool, an open bar, large outdoor living areas, a garage, as well as a movie theatre. Accommodation is offered for 12 guests, assisted by a professional crew of 26. Portofino, NaplesCapri, Amalfi, Monaco, and France are the places she will be available at for charter in summer 2017. She is available from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

Samar. Photo credit @kdewet

9. Skyfall (ex. Mi Sueno)

Skyfall is a symbol of a high-quality motor yacht, which features the latest marine technology and exquisite styling. Launched in 2010 by Trinity Yachts, luxury yacht Skyfall measure 58 metres and offers accommodation for a party of 10. Her cabin configuration consists of a master suite, 2 VIP cabins, one double and one twin. Her name comes from the James Bond famous movie series, which implies that this superyacht surely has an outstanding feature. Aboard Skyfall, the guests will have an opportunity to have delicious breakfast prepared by a private chef and continue the day with taking off in a helicopter to explore the best of Mediterranean. The Ionian Islands, Grenadines, Greece, Turkey, East and West Mediterranean, and Croatia is where motor yacht Skyfall will be available for this summer from $275,000 per week plus expenses.

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

Skyfall. Photo credit @yachthelicopters

10. ICE (ex. AIR)

Motor yacht ICE became the Superyacht of the Year at the 2006 World Superyacht Awards. No doubt that the title of one of one the best yachts in the world implies that ICE is a very special vessel. The two famous designers Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood worked on her interior and exterior respectively. The result is the striking exterior profile and divine interior decor. ICE can sleep 14 guests in 7 well-appointed cabins. She has been spotted in various locations with her massive helicopter.

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

Superyacht ICE. Photo credit Julien Hubert

11. Serene

At 134 metres, motor yacht Serene boasts a huge beam of 18.5 metres. Can you image how much luxury living space is offered on board this beauty? Serene provides a full seven decks of exterior and interior space. With an abundance of amenities, this mega yacht stands out among other luxury yachts. The two helicopter landing platforms, an enormous internal sea water pool, several spa pools, plus storage for a large submarine are some of the superb features. Serene has enough space to accommodate 24 guests and 52 crew members.

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark Oconnell

Superyacht Serene. Photo credit Mark O’Connell

12. Madame Gu

Madame Gu is a superyacht that has it all for a luxury vacation in style. A helipad, excellent water toys and tenders, a spa pool and a night club guarantee lots of entertainment to her guests. Although Madame Gu is not available for private luxury charters, we still admire this vessel. She was built by Feadship to the design by De Voogt Naval Architects. Her interior is by Andrew Winch. She has 6 lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests, and 18 crew cabins to sleep 36 crew members. This floating masterpiece was photographed in Port Vell in Barcelona where is always a very welcomed guest.

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

Madame Gu. photo credit Jeff Brown

 13. Triton

Back in 2004 motor yacht Tritone became the largest composite yacht built in the U.S. upon her delivery. Her capabilities include prolonged cruising distances, as well as cruising in the most distant locations. Triton was built for her owner, who is passionate about sports fishing, deep-sea scuba diving, and water games and various activities. Hence, the yacht was built with an advanced hull laminate schedule utilising carbon fibre to ensure strength and durability. Triton’s red-coloured striking helicopter is seen in the photo of her cruising in the icy waters.

Triton and Helicopter

Triton and Helicopter

14. Vibrant Curiosity

Another outstanding superyacht built by Oceanco, Vibrant Curiosity is an 85-metre displacement vessel that turns heads at any port. She was photographers in Auckland, New Zealand with her large helicopter a few weeks ago. This giant luxury vessel can sleep 18 guests in 7 beautifully furnished cabins. A professional crew of 26 professionals take care of everything on board. Vibrant Curiosity reaches a top speed of 20 knots and is powered y a pair of MTU 16V 595 TE70 engines.

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

Vibrant Curiosity in Auckland. Photo credit CharterWorld

15. Pegasus VIII (ex PEGASUS V, PRINCESS MARIANA)

At 78.60 metres, luxury motor yacht PEGASUS VIII provides a lot more than you would think. Her amazing interior layout includes a large salon with sophisticated decor, a cinema theatre, formal and casual dining spaces, as well as other great living areas. There are five lavish cabins to accommodate 12 guests. Those who love water activities will love the beach club of Pegasus VIII, which can be “flooded” and therefore provides the easiest access to the water with embarkation and disembarkation inside the yacht. Pegasus VIII is ideal for charter with family and kids. The 12m swimming pool with underwater light, six wave runners, jet-skis and tenders will add extra enjoyment when on a charter vacation. The helipad on board also transforms into golf driving range. Secure motor yacht Pegasus for charter in the Italian and French Rivieras this summer, from US$ 650,000 per week plus expenses.

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

Pegasus VIII. Photo credit @yachtmasters

You can view a great selection of luxury yachts available for charter here. To find out more or to make a booking, please contact our friendly charter brokers. They will be able to assist you with all enquiries, as well as provide impartial advice and professional service. With the Mediterranean yachting season being just around the corner, superyachts are booking up very fast. Check out the 2017 Mediterranean charter specials and 10 brand new superyachts for charter.

 

Charter 60m/197ft sailing yacht Seahawk in the South Pacific from June

April 27, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK will be available for charter in the South Pacific this summer, cruising through destinations including Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Built by Perini Navi

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Built by Perini Navi

Built in 2013 by Perini Navi with an interior design by Christian Liaigre, superyacht SEAHAWK won the Holistic Design Award category at the 2014 Showboats Design Awards and made it into the finalists at a number of different events:

  • Best Sail 40m+ (International Superyacht Society Awards 2014)
  • Best Sailing Yacht in 40m+ size range (Superyacht Awards 2014)
  • Interior Design Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)
  • Exterior Design & Styling Award: Sailing Yachts (Showboats Design Awards 2014)

At 60m/197ft, she creates an impressive figure on the water and her interior and exterior spaces are perfectly balanced to make the most of outdoor living in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK - Salon

Luxury yacht SEAHAWK – Salon

The large salon is a contemporary and masculine environments using dark colours, glass and burnished metal for an atmospheric environment that creatively divides the space for formal dining and socialising. Forward of the salon is the media room for entertainment while in transit and evenings curled up with a film.

“Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.”

Superyacht SEAHAWK - Formal dining area

Superyacht SEAHAWK – Formal dining area

On the foredeck guests can take morning coffee at the forward seating or have a cocktail under the stars. The aft deck offers an impressive dining experience with shaded cockpit dining, additional seating and a wet bar. Towards the stern the spacious deck are can be used for sunbathing or exercise using the on board gym equipment.

Sunpads on the flybridge add an additional place for guests to unwind under the tropical sun and in the evenings, the upper flybridge becomes an outdoor cinema for entertainment under the stars.

Superyacht SEAHAWK has a great selection of water toys, which include:

  • 4 x Seabobs
  • 2 x jet skis
  • wake boards
  • water skis
  • scuba diving equipment, and
  • inflatable toys

As an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, every guest has the opportunity to learn how to use the water toys for the first time for skills that last a lifetime.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK - Master suite with private salon

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK – Master suite with private salon

The on board accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 5/6 cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 2 double cabins and 1 double cabin convertible into 2 cabins. An expert crew of 11 will ensure that everything runs smoothly and your guests receive and exceptional level of service throughout the charter.

Sailing yacht SEAHAWK is available in South Pacific destinations including Fiji, Tonga and Tahiti from €250,000 per week plus expenses. Discover your piece of paradise this summer on a high performance yacht fresh from maintenance in New Zealand and contact CharterWorld now to secure your favoured dates.

New Build 39.5m Expedition Yacht for Charter due 2018

April 25, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The New Zealand shipbuilder Profab Engineering is building a new superyacht for charter – The Beast. Designed as a charter superyachts, the 39.5m catamaran The Beast is scheduled for delivery in 2018 and will be a fantastic new addition to the New Zealand and South Pacific charter market.

Catamaran The Beast

Catamaran The Beast

With a beam of 12m, The Beast has a total gross tonnage of 495GT. Accommodation will be provided for a total of 12 guests in 5 cabins. Luxurious feel onboard The Beast is also provided by airy open spaces, as well as plenty of options for outdoor entertainment.

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast Profab Engineering

One of the great features of this catamaran includes the ability carry a 13m Sportfisher, a 9m Amphibious tender, kayaks, paddle boards, dive equipment and a full range of heavy and light fishing equipment. The Beast hosts a Teppanyaki restaurant style BBQ on the fly bridge. The Beast is capable of carrying 76,000 litres of fuel for an extensive range.

The Beast - Profab Engineering

The Beast – Profab Engineering

Catamaran The Beast was designed by LOMOcean, the New Zealand design company, who has designed shadow vessel Charley, recently launched in Australia.

38.7m Motor Yacht Hull 1015 Nearing Completion at Yachting Developments

April 20, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

New Zealand yard Yachting Developments is nearing completion of the 38.7m sportsfisher Hull 1015. Earlier this month (April 8) the hull and superstructure of the vessel were joined together, and the new sportsfishes is now in the final stage of construction.

Yachting Developments New Zealand - motor yacht Hull1015

Yachting Developments New Zealand – motor yacht Hull1015

Upon delivery, the new motor yacht will become the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world. She is currently being built for her very experienced yacht owner and a passionate fisherman. Her exterior design and naval architecture were developed by Michael Peters Yacht Design. Yachting Development’s in-house team is taking care of the interior, as well as structural engineering.

The Managing Director of Yachting Developments commented on the project: “It is always gratifying to see a project start coming together in its finished form and this transformational stage of the build of Hull 1015 is a tangible reminder of what a unique and exciting project this is. We are looking forward to her launch later this year.”

Motor yacht Hull 1015 is scheduled for delivery in Q3 of 2017.

While this project underway, there are two stunning sailing yachts built by Yachting Developments that are available for private charters. Charter sailing yachts BLISS and Silvertip in the South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Contact CharterWorld now for more information.

The Beauty of New Zealand is yours when you charter Sailing Yacht Silvertip

February 14, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Discover the beauty of the “Land of the long white cloud” while chartering the beautiful sailing yacht SILVERTIP. This 33.8m vessel has spent so many summers cruising in New Zealand, one of the fantastic locations in the South Pacific,  and is ready for a new adventure.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP

Visit the famous sites of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbiton, indulge in gastronomic delights in some high-end seafood restaurants in vibrant Auckland, enjoy some world class wineries, secluded beaches and discover abundant marine life.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Main Salon

Sailing yacht Silvertip was built by the prestigious New Zealand shipyard Yachting Developments and was designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Her stunning interior design is by Agnes Comar.

The magnificent interior features Swedish pear wood and beautiful fabrics. Silvertip offers accommodation for a total of 6 guests in 3 cabins. These include a nice owner’s cabin, one twin, and one double cabin. A friendly and professional crew of 4 will ensure the guests on board will have an unforgettable charter vacation.

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

Sailing yacht SILVERTIP- Master Cabin

Silvertip joined several times in the NZ Millenium Cup. Although she is probably one of the smallest yachts participated, she was one of the quickest in the light breeze.

Sailing yacht Silvertip is available for USD 55,000 per week plus expenses. For more information about chartering SILVERTIP in New Zealand, please don’t hesitate to approach our experienced team of brokers.