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New 110m DP028 motor yacht PRIMADONNA concept by Oceanco and Hot Lab

June 27, 2014

The bespoke Milan-based design studio, Hot Lab yacht & design, is thrilled to introduce their all-new motor yacht “Primadonna”, coded DP028. Luxury mega yacht “Primadonna” is an impressive 110m (360’9”) superyacht concept, based on the reputable Oceanco hull platform.

110m super yacht Primadonna (DP028) concept by Oceanco and Hot Lab

110m super yacht Primadonna (DP028) concept by Oceanco and Hot Lab

Despite the Primadonna yacht’s generous dimensions, her lines have been designed to express a visual sense of lightness which is also underlined by darkened glazing clearly defining each deck level and giving a lengthening effect rather than heightening the profile. The interplay of empty and filled spaces optimizes the introduction of large windows, often full height, and reduces the visual impact of the significant volumes.

The aesthetic of the stern area is low and sleek; a beach area has been developed around a swimming pool on the aft main deck with a cascade waterfall that spills over the end wall into a whirlpool on the aft lower deck. This whirlpool can be used all year around as it is surrounded by sliding glass panels.

Guests can access the sea from the pool area by using the symmetrical staircase covered with teak panelling. Under the main deck pool area is the spa area/beach club that opens up on the two sides, enabling guests to enjoy easy access to the sea.

Luxury motor yacht Primadonna (DP028)

Luxury motor yacht Primadonna (DP028)

The upper deck and owner’s deck are visually linked by bold external arches that add an imposing graphic effect, while also tricking the eye into believing that two deck levels are in fact one and providing the vast Owner’s suite with abundant natural light. The owner could arrive by helicopter using the touch-and-go pad on the upper deck bow area and walk straight into the lower level of the suite – without passing through any guest areas.

Guests can enjoy the relaxing lounge and bar area with panoramic views; adjacent to this lounge bar area is an open gym area and whirlpool. The elegant and sleek Primadonna yacht with one Owner’s suite with private deck, six VIP cabins and two guest cabins can accommodate up to 18 guests and 40 crew & staff.

Stunning lines and striking volumes already characterise the new Oceanco Primadonna superyacht concept, and she no doubt will make heads turn wherever she cruises.

The 1:50 scale model of the beautiful Primadonna yacht project will be displayed on the Oceanco stand QT7 on the T-jetty during the Monaco Yacht Show, from 24 to 27 September 2014.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht Primadonna (DP028)

Length overall: 110.0m/360.9ft
Beam Overall: 18.0m/59.1ft
Max speed: Approximately 18.5 knots
Engine type: 4 x 4,290hp/3,200kW MTU 20V 4000M 73
Classification: Lloyd’s Register100ΞA1 Passenger YachtΞLMC UMS ECO SCM
Material: Steel hull & aluminium superstructure
Accommodation: Master suite with private lounge, gym, exterior deck area & whirlpool; 6 VIP cabins (4 with a private balcony), 2 twin cabins
Naval architect: Oceanco/BMT Nigel Gee
Exterior designer: Hot Lab yacht & design
Interior designer: TBD

Successful Singapore Yacht Show and Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show for IAG Yachts

May 22, 2014

Chinese builder, IAG Yachts, has always actively participated in boat shows, in order to unveil the striking design as well as excellent craftsmanship of their yachts. This year, the company attended both the Singapore Yacht Show as well as the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show, which took place from 10 to 13 April, 2014 and from May 9 to 11, 2014 respectively.

Successful Singapore Yacht Show and Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show for IAG Yachts

Successful Singapore Yacht Show and Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show for IAG Yachts

These two boat shows have been rapidly growing, bringing together thousands of exhibitors and buyers. The Singapore Yacht Show 2014, which was held at ONE° 15 Marina Club, Sentosa Cove, was indisputably bigger and better than ever before.

IAG did not miss a chance like this and also exhibited their yachts information with different sizes of 100′, 127′ and 140′. Although the yard did not have one completed yacht there, there were still a lot of visitors coming to the booth and showing great interest in the yachts, especially the IAG140′ series yacht Noble Star.

With a top speed of 18 knots and a cruise range of 3,000 nautical miles, IAG superyacht “Noble Star” will enjoy cozy and smooth long-range cruising. She can accommodate nearly 10 people with five spacious cabins, and her interior and exterior were both designed by Evan K. Marshall.

Second Electra 100 Yacht Freedom by IAG Yachts

Second Electra 100 Yacht Freedom by IAG Yachts

Combining with the selected American walnut and unique marble package, IAG cannot wait to unveil its beauty and elegance to the world. In addition to the 140′ yacht, the yard has enthusiastically introduced other yachts to the visitors, such as a 100′ yacht in Electra series and a 127′ yacht in Primadonna series.

IAG Yachts has received great applause and recognition for its fine craftsmanship and advanced technology from the visitors who even plan to pay a visit to the yard for further discussion in the near future.

The 14th Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show has also presented another yachts feast at the Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club. The show is about affordable luxury and features the latest luxury power boats, yachts, water sports craft and marine-related equipment. Although there was a heavy rain during the show, 74 exhibitors with their creative yachts still welcomed numerous visitors to step aboard. The heavy rain has not stifled visitors’ passion about the show, and they were barefoot with umbrella on the dock and had close and pleasant communication with the exhibitors.

Different as that at the Singapore Yacht Show, IAG’s models and promotional materials were displayed on a barge at dock A, without renting any booth. The 100′ yacht Electra model was so inviting that received wide attention from visitors. She is a very spacious yacht with five cabins and two additional crew cabins. The passenger’s comfort and security was the main issue when she was designed and built. The beautiful interior design and extraordinary spaciousness make this yacht particularly pleasurable for private cruising or when used for luxury yacht charter.

These two boat shows have both achieved profound success and brought IAG Yachts positive results. IAG will still attend their next shows to seize more opportunities to display their top level yachts to the public.

IAG Yachts to showcase Primadonna Hull #2 Yacht LADY CHRISTING at 2014 Palm Beach Boat Show

March 10, 2014

Set to run from March 20 to 23, this year’s 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will feature the all-new Primadonna Series Hull #2 yacht LADY CHRISTING by IAG Yachts. Luxury motor yacht LADY CHRISTING has made her debut at the recently concluded 2014 Miami Yacht Show.

Second hull of Primadonna Series superyacht LADY CHRISTING by IAG Yachts

Second hull of Primadonna Series superyacht LADY CHRISTING by IAG Yachts

Heading into 2013 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show and 2014 Miami Yacht Show, IAG found the boat buying and selling climate are uniformly positive and all indications are that the yacht market in the U.S. is finally in full recovery. Demand has returned especially for larger and more complex yachts and IAG believes and expects the 29th annual Palm Beach International Boat Show to be as good or better so they decided faithfully to present the second edition of the Primadonna Series superyacht LADY CHRISTING during the show.

Luxury yacht LADY CHRISTING - Dining Room

Luxury yacht LADY CHRISTING - Dining Room

IAG is welcoming all the visitors to walk around on the LADY CHRISTING yacht and they will find out that event at first glance, they can see the difference. And when they stepped aboard, they will be immediately impressed by the yacht’s serene beauty and all that beauty is more than just skin deep.

Superyacht LADY CHRISTING - Cabin

Superyacht LADY CHRISTING - Cabin

IAG always requires a particularly high level of details and performance to meet everyone’s expectations. The exterior of luxury yacht LADY CHRISTING is a clean, modern and stylish creation by renowned Italian designer RED and YD&AS. The interior design varies considerably from the same size boat of other companies, revealing a contemporary design and furnishings, as well as expanded indoor living spaces. Through automatic sensitive sliding door, you are going to step into spacious main saloon with full entertainment system, lifting TV and built-in fridge ready for party any time. The dining area is visually separated from the saloon. The full-beam master stateroom is situated on the main deck which is the only cabin on this deck in order to keep privacy of the owner.

LADY CHRISTING Yacht - Cabin

LADY CHRISTING Yacht - Cabin

The lower deck of LADY CHRISTING superyacht has two en suite twin guest cabins and two VIP cabins, the sixth cabin is placed on skylounge. Not only is the boat beautifully appointed and easy to live in for the owner and guests, but also for the captain and crew. One captain room is connected to pilot house on the upper deck and crew quarters in the lower deck include four divided crew cabins, laundry facilities, walk-in freezer and plenty of stowage.

Debut of IAG Primadonna Hull #2 motor yacht LADY CHRISTING at 2014 Miami Yacht Show

March 10, 2014

The Chinese luxury yacht builder, IAG Yachts, has debuted the all-new second hull of the Primadonna Series motor yacht ‘Lady Christing’ at the recently concluded 2014 Miami Yacht Show. The event was held across Collins Avenue from the iconic Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels in the centre of Miami Beach.

Second hull of the Primadonna Series motor yacht Lady Christing by IAG Yachts

Second hull of the Primadonna Series motor yacht Lady Christing by IAG Yachts

This speculative build was named the ‘Lady Christing’ in honor to the daughter of Michael Chang, the founder and CEO of IAG Yachts. With Italian design and engineering the Lady Christing yacht stood out as one the most stylish yachts at the waterfront that boasted over 1,000 other designs from around the world.

Luxury yacht Lady Christing, the second edition of the Primadonna, arrived as deck cargo on a container ship just one week prior to the show opening. IAG’s office in Ft. Lauderdale put their team to work unwrapping the yacht and cleaning her up to show. There was an around the clock effort which only finished as the show opened.

Luxury motor yacht Lady Christing on display at the 2014 Miami Yacht Show

Luxury motor yacht Lady Christing on display at the 2014 Miami Yacht Show

Doug Hoogs in the Florida office said: “Although it was a hectic tie, the work was rewarding! We unwrapped layers upon layers of plastic only to reveal this virgin 2014 moder year yacht. What we found underneath was perfectly executed and quite beautiful to see and touch.”

The Show was a positive experience for the IAG Staff. They worked closely with their central agent, Joe Marino of Atlantic Yacht and Ship. As a well orchestrated team, the IAG staff and Joe’s brokers gave tours to dozens of potential buyers. Several positive leads have come out of this event which is being followed up with further discussions.

New 31.6m motor yacht FREEDOM 104′ by IAG Yachts sold

July 19, 2012

Currently under construction, the 31.6m motor yacht Freedom 104′, developed by the Chinese shipyard IAG Yachts has been successfully sold. The Freedom 104′ superyacht is designed by Andrea Nicolai as well as YD&AS who also worked together on the IAG 127 luxury yacht No bada Bees (ex Primadonna), launched in 2010.

31.6m superyacht Freedom 104 by IAG Yachts

31.6m superyacht Freedom 104 by IAG Yachts

IAG superyacht Freedom 104′ is a variation of the 31m luxury yacht Electra, launched last year. Electra comfortably sleeps a total number of 8 guests in four beautiful staterooms. Her professional crew sleeps in three crew cabins.

IAG 100 luxury motor yacht ELECTRA

IAG 100 luxury motor yacht ELECTRA

Luxury yacht Freedom 104′ comes equipped with everything for luxury cruising. Fully fitted with Seakeeper gyro stabilizers, two jet skis and tender, four staterooms and three crew cabins, she is destined to generate waves of pride for IAG and, of course, her new owner.

Sale of the 41m IAG 135 Motor Yacht King Baby with RINA Charter Class due to be delivered by May 2014

March 02, 2012

The Chinese shipyard IAG Yachts is pleased to start the new year of 2012 with the sale of the 135´ motor yacht King Baby, designed by Italian studio REDS. The 41m King Baby superyacht is a luxury custom made vessel with RINA Charter Class, sold to an American client. This sale is another great success, following an amazing year and some successful shows in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Fort Lauderdale last year, when IAG managed to sell their first two production models in 2011, the 127´ luxury yacht Primadonna to a buyer in Florida as well as the 100´ superyacht Electra to a buyer in China.

IAG 135 luxury motor yacht King Baby

IAG 135 luxury motor yacht King Baby

“I am extremely happy that we have sold a completely new model besides the two we have at present, it marks that IAG will have a new series production ” said Michael Chang, President of IAG Yachts.

“We’re continuing to hear big news that many American buyers are purchasing yachts almost impulsively at this size within the USA market” said Chang. “It’s been forecasted that America’s yachting culture is mature and recent success particularly within the region demonstrates this.”

The spacious RINA classed IAG 135 superyacht King Baby is built for charter, designed by REDS which is an outstanding Italian design company, and boasts 5 en-suite staterooms sleeping up to 12 guests. With the voluminous owner’s stateroom featuring groundbreaking headroom, a large  main salon with dining area, a nice walk around deck on the sky lounge and a very open sun deck that features a large Spa Pool and bar area, the space on this yacht is unparalleled in any other design in its class.

King Baby superyacht by IAG Yachts

King Baby superyacht by IAG Yachts

According to the confirmation from the shipyard, the 41m luxury yacht King Baby will be delivered in 23 months to the client, and all the design works are currently being developed rapidly at the hands of IAG’s skilled design staff.

The shipyard reveals that the client is a quite experienced yachtsman who owns a 100 foot yacht at the present. Furthermore, the client enjoys being immersed in the design process, therefore, the final design of this first 135′ model will be reflected with many ideas from the client directly. The buyer’s expectations in IAG are very high and he is confident that IAG will meet his exacting requirements.

Main Features of the 41m expedition yacht King Baby:

5 guest cabins
1 captain cabin, 3 crew cabins
Centralized air conditioning, all rooms
Satellite connection for TV/internet
Complete video/audio entertainment system, with video on demand
Separate dining room
Complete navigation integrated system, with GMDSS
Bow thruster
Watermaker
Black water collecting and treatment plant
Active monitoring system
Noise control
Tender with transponder for position location
Exposed decks covered with teak
Possibility to personalise the internal decor (within a range offered by the shipyard)

Technical Specifications of the IAG 135 luxury motor yacht King Baby by Inace Yachts:

Material   FRP
LOA   41m
Beam   9m
Draft   2.3m
Displacement   280 tons
Engines   2 x MTU 12V4000 M73L
Max Speed   21kn
Cruising Speed   17kn
Fuel capacity   8900 os gal
Generators     NORTHANLIGHT   2 x 99 kw

Second 39.8m motor yacht IAG 127 by IAG Yachts due to be launched this year

March 01, 2012

The Chinese shipyard IAG is currently working on the second 39.8m motor yacht IAG 127, in build at the yard in Zhuhai, China. Following the 100´ superyacht Electra launched earlier this year, the IAG 127 superyacht is a sistership to the luxury yacht Primadonna, presented for the first time in the USA last year. The IAG 127 is due to be launched this year.

Second 39.8m motor yacht IAG 127 by IAG Yachts

Second 39.8m motor yacht IAG 127 by IAG Yachts

Built in GRP and classsed to RINA, the luxury yacht IAG 127 is expected to be powered by twin CAT C32 engines with 1,800 horsepower each, delivering her a maximum speed of 20 knots. The IAG 127 weighs approximately 340-gross tones and boasts a beam of just over 8m, while her draught is of 2.10m.

IAG 100 Super Yacht Electra successfully launched

December 27, 2011

The Chinese shipyard IAG has recently launched  its IAG 100 motor yacht Electra with a great success. With exterior designed by acclaimed shipbuilder Andrea Nicolai and renowned design firm YD&AS, also responsible for IAG 127 super yacht Primadonna, Electra superyacht features a beautiful Italian styling combined with excellent quality and timeless fashion. She is a very comfortable craft with immaculate attention to detail. Her luxurious interior is by IAG´s international interior department.

Motor Yacht Electra by IAG Yachts

Motor Yacht Electra by IAG Yachts

All machinery and equipment on board of the super yacht Electra is sourced from the most prestigious and recognized quality European and American manufacturers to ensure the vessel will provide total reliability and safety whilst cruising.

IAG 100 luxury yacht Electra provides up to 8 guests with great comfort  and space in 4 luxurious staterooms. A 5-member crew sleeps in 3 cabins. The vast salon benefits from tall, panoramic windows, and with custom order can provide an impressive 8’2”/2.5m ceiling height in the main salon. In addition, with her superb audio visual system and stylish separate dining area, delightful guest enjoyment is assured on board the Electra.

Electra superyacht - View from above

Electra superyacht - View from above

The outdoor design is no less inviting, with the relaxing yet modern styled sun-deck, the sun pads in the foredeck and the maindeck aft all providing the perfect environment for leisure and recreation. Definitively, the Electra is built for yacht owners who appreciate true quality and the best things in life.

Electra yacht is run by twin MTU M93 main engines that drive a maximum speed of 27 knots as well as economically cruising to a range of 2,000 nautical miles at 10 knots. She also boasts a shallow 4-foot draft and an optimal seaworthy ocean traveling hull form suitable for the most challenging conditions.

IAG 100 luxury yacht Electra - Main Saloon

IAG 100 luxury yacht Electra - Main Salon

RINA classed and fully compliant with the MCA rules for pleasure craft, a two-deck Electra with raised pilothouse maintains a classic style in a modern context.

IAG 100 Electra should cruise in Asia. She will be present at various Chinese boat shows in Spring, scheduled for delivery to her Chinese owner in the near future.

One of the luxurious staterooms offered by Electra Superyacht

One of the luxurious staterooms offered by Electra Superyacht

Main Features of the IAG 100 super yacht Electra:

- 4 guest cabins
- 1 captain cabin, 2 crew cabins
- Centralized air conditioning, all rooms
- Satellite connection for TV/internet
- Complete video/audio entertainment system, with video on demand
- Separate dining room
- Complete navigation integrated system, with GMDSS
- Bow thruster
- Watermaker
- Black water collecting and treatment plant
- Active monitoring system
- Noise control
- Tender with transponder for position location
- Exposed decks covered with teak
- Possibility to personalise the internal decor (within a range offered by the shipyard)

Technical Specifications of the Electra Superyacht:

Material: FRP
Class: RINA, C x Hull
LOA: 31m (101´7´´)
Beam: 6.8m (22´30´´)
Draft: 1.3m (4´0´´)
Displacement: 107 tons/235,890 lbs.
Engines: 2 x MTU 12V2000 M93
Max Speed: 27kt
Cruising Speed: 24kt
Economic Speed: 21kt
Fuel capacity: 16,500 ltrs/4,359 gal
Range at 21 knots: 900nm
Generators: KOHLER 2×40 kw
Bow thrusters: CMC BTM 7-2p series
Fresh watermakers: 2,200 ltrs/581 gal

Three-deck luxury motor yacht Electra by IAG Yachts

31m luxury motor yacht Electra by IAG Yachts - layout

New Strand Craft 39′ Coupé mega yacht tender by Bo Zolland

December 15, 2011

After the amazing 40′ Primadonna mega yacht tender, the cool Swedish boat builder Strand Craft is introducing their new Strand Craft 39′ coupé yacht tender. Strand Craft 39′ Coupé mega yacht tender was created by the master of “Retro Boat Design”, Bo Zolland, who gave an absolutely stunning shape to this boat.

Bo Zolland mega yacht tender Strand Craft 39' Coupé

Bo Zolland mega yacht tender Strand Craft 39' Coupé

The new coupé concept with its beautiful “tumble home” aft hull sides, its glossy mahogany “barrel-back” transom and smoothly shaped coupé roofline makes an overall outstanding graceful boat design.

Strand Craft 39' Coupé super yacht tender by Bo Zolland

Strand Craft 39' Coupé super yacht tender by Bo Zolland

Every little detail on the new Strand Craft 39′ Coupé yacht tender has been carefully shaped by the master artist, Zolland .  All chromed deck hardware will be custom made to match the boat’s retro style. All mahogany deck will be made in hi-gloss epoxy, clear coated for easy maintanance.

Strand Craft 39' Coupé motor yacht tender by Bo Zolland

Strand Craft 39' Coupé motor yacht tender by Bo Zolland

Roof has a retractable glass top. Interior has comfortable seating for up to 10 guests and the crew. The Strand Craft 39′ Coupé is available in unlimited choices of colours for both exterior and interior.

Bo Zolland superyacht tender Strand Craft 39' Coupé

Bo Zolland superyacht tender Strand Craft 39' Coupé

As its predecessor Primadonna, even the new Strand Craft 39´Coupé superyacht tender by Bo Zolland will be exclusively designed to accommodate the Volvo Penta IPS inboard system.

Stunning 39' Coupé mega yacht tender by Bo Zolland for Strand Craft

Stunning 39' Coupé mega yacht tender by Bo Zolland for Strand Craft

The Coupé will be available in two sizes, the 39ft and a 45ft version.

IAG Yachts recruit Dave Adams of Tricon Marine

July 15, 2011

IAG Yachts have successfully recruited Dave Adams, formerly the VP of Tricon Marine. Dave Adams started with IAG as Vice President in charge of Operations on June 1st, 2011.

IAG Yachts recruit Dave Adams of Tricon Marine - Photo of Dave in front of Ocean 60' motor yacht

IAG Yachts recruit Dave Adams of Tricon Marine - Photo of Dave in front of Ocean 60' motor yacht

Mr. Adams, a 40 year veteran in the yacht and marine business was co-founder of Tricon Marine shipyard which he designed and built the in Zhuhai. Dave established the high level quality standards that Tricon quickly became famous for. He has been designing and building luxury yachts since 1992 and has been working in China full time since 2002. Adams designed and built the Argos G92 flybridge motor yacht which was a finalist at the World Yacht Trophy Awards 2010 and designed the entire Argos line, in addition to several other superyacht projects that he has completed in China.

Mr. Adams’ new duties at IAG Yachts will include setting and achieving the highest quality standards of any shipyard in Asia. He will also be working closely with the design team to ensure that all yachts will perform to the highest standards, will be easily maintained, and will deliver new yacht owners as trouble free service as possible.

IAG is expecting the appointment of Mr. Adams to display their commitment to building the finest luxury yachts in the world and they are certain this will be evident upon the completion of the IAG 100 Electra motor yacht hull number 1 that is due to be launched this coming October. IAG has already at great expense followed Dave’s direction making many changes in the construction of the first 100 primarily with regard to structural and mechanical design issues. IAG CEO Michael Chang is quoted as saying: “We are both proud and excited to have Dave aboard IAG Yachts to help us turn our vision into reality”. “We know his record and in the short time he has been with IAG, he has already made significant improvements in design, efficiency, and quality”. “Those that know Dave and of his passion understand how quickly he can get things done”.

IAG Yachts offers their own brand of superyachts yachts between 85’ and 127’ with two series, the “Electra yacht” and the “Primadonna”. The first Primadonna 127 motor yacht which is RINA Commercial Class Approved was sold shortly after the Miami Show last February, and the first Electra 100’ has been pre-sold to a client in Mainland China. There are currently two 127’ yachts under construction and two 100’s including the sold 100’ Electra.

IAG Yachts will be displaying at the following boat shows this coming year: Shenzhen, Fort Lauderdale, Monaco Yacht Show, Hong Kong (winter), Miami, Hainan Rendezvous, Hong Kong (spring).