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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 Jacuzzi 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).

IAG Yachts sells 127’ motor yacht Primadonna and 100’ yacht Electra

June 16, 2011

The Chinese based shipyard IAG Yachts have sold their first two production model superyachts, the 127 foot motor yacht PRIMA DONNA, to a buyer in Florida and the 100 foot yacht Electra to a buyer in China. Thee recent sales follows on from some successful shows in Miami, Shanghai and Hong Kong, on what’s been quite a spectacular year for IAG Yachts.

IAG Yachts sells 127’ motor yacht Primadonna and 100’ yacht Electra - Credit IAG Yachts

IAG Yachts sells 127’ motor yacht Primadonna and 100’ yacht Electra - Credit IAG Yachts

A celebratory event was held at IAG Group’s country club in Southern China to mark the special occasion attended by media, guests and friends of the group on Saturday 28th May.

“I am extremely happy that we have sold not just one, but both our models to different buyers across two different regions of the world,” said Tim Chang, Director of IAG Yachts.

The sales of the 127’  superyacht PRIMA DONNA and 100’ motor yacht Electra mark a promising start to the shipyard that completed the Primadonna last autumn and are due to complete the Electra by September of this year.

“We always felt that shipping the Primadonna to the US was the right decision and to debut her to the world at the Miami show had definitely made quite an impact,” said Andrew Chang, Head of Marketing. “The sale of the Primadonna in Florida is just testament to this and we’re all thrilled to have sold her.”

IAG Yachts celebrating the sale of their first two superyachts Primadonna and Electra - Credit  IAG Yachts

IAG Yachts celebrating the sale of their first two superyachts Primadonna and Electra - Credit IAG Yachts

The sale of the motor yacht Electra was the outcome of two consecutive shows in Shanghai and Hong Kong where Chinese buyers are making headlines for indulging in the purchases of yachts.

“We’re continuing to hear big news that many Chinese buyers are purchasing yachts almost impulsively at shows within the Greater China Region” said Chang. “It’s been forecasted that China’s yachting culture is maturing and recent success at shows particularly within the region demonstrates this.”

The spacious Rina classed Primadonna built for charter, boasts 6 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 full beam sky lounge and a very open sun deck that features a large Jacuzzi and bar area.

The IAG 100′ Electra yachti s due for completion in September and features 4 en-suite guest staterooms, a stylish salon, separate dining room and will reach a top speed of 27 knots.

IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts

April 15, 2011

The IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts is a new 100ft planning motor yacht.  The IAG 100 Electra motor yacht features concept design by YD&AS Italian yacht design and architectural services firm.

IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts

IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts

The 30m IAG ELECTRA yacht design is sleek and features two decks above the waterline including a good sized flybridge sundeck and the main deck. On the main deck there is a main salon, dining, galley, and captain’s cabin.

The IAG 100 yacht will be able to accommodate 8-10 guests in 4 cabins located on the lower deck including an Owner’s suite, a VIP suite and two guest cabins. The separate crew quarters are situated on the fore lower deck.

IAG 100 Electra yacht Design by IAG Yachts

IAG 100 Electra yacht Design by IAG Yachts

“When beauty meets technique, then you can speak about creativity… The Electra is the creative product of YD&AS, an Italian yacht design and architectural services firm, applying a beautiful Italian styling to combine quality and current fashion into a very comfortable and detailed perfection.”

This full planning IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design will be powered by twin MTU M92 engines that are expected to propel her up to a 27 knot maximum speed. She is expected to have a range of 2,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.

IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts

IAG 100 Electra Motor yacht Design by IAG Yachts

IAG yachts have recently debuted their new 127 foot, Chinese built, Italian designed yacht, motor yacht PRIMA DONNA, the first large Chinese yacht to be delivered to the USA by IAG Yachts.