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Third Crystal 140′ motor yacht SOY AMOR (BY003) launched and delivered by Benetti

December 17, 2013

Technical launch as well as delivery of the brand new motor yacht Soy Amor (BY003) by Benetti officially took place on December 14, 2013 in a private ceremony, with the Owner in attendance. The 42-metre superyacht Soy Amor is the third Crystal 140’ vessel, with exterior concept and design by Stefano Righini. She bears a beautiful contemporary-styled interior design by Benetti’s technical department.

Benetti superyacht Soy Amor (BY003) at launch

Benetti superyacht Soy Amor (BY003) at launch

The key features aboard the new 42-metre luxury yacht Soy Amor include: a backlit marble waterfall in the main foyer, a fireplace in the upper saloon, and a garage with side door amidships that frees up space for a large beach area astern.

Superyacht Soy Amor at delivery ceremony

Superyacht Soy Amor at delivery ceremony

Soy Amor Yacht

Soy Amor Yacht

Luxury yacht Soy Amor ready to hit the water

Luxury yacht Soy Amor ready to hit the water

Technical Specifications of superyacht Soy Amor (BY003):

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of delivery 2014
Construction Material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 41,935 m 137’ 7 ”
Maximum beam 9,05 m 29’ 8”
Maximum draft (even keel) 2,28 m 7’ 6 “
Full load displacement 378 t
Fuel capacity 58.000 litres (15.322 US Gal.)
Fresh water capacity 8.000 litres (2.113 US Gal.)
Main Engines 2 x CAT C32 Acert rating 1.081kW @ 2300 rpm
Max Speed at half load 15 knots
Speed at 85% MCR 14 knots
Range at 11 knots at half load 4.000 n.m.
Generators 2 x Kohler 125 kW
Bow thruster VT Naiad Marine VT75 75 kW
Stabilisers Stabilization at anchor VT Naiad Marine
Propellers Benetti design
Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology
Integration of bridge navigation systems
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design (Owner and Guest) Azimut-Benetti; Benetti Technical Department
Accommodation for Guests 10 persons in 5 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 9 persons in 5 cabins
Classification ABS – Malta Cross A1 Yachting Service AMS, LY2 compliance

Benetti launches 7th Delfino 93′ motor yacht ZEHAVA

December 17, 2013

Last month saw the leading Italian builder, Benetti, launch the all-new 28-metre motor yacht Zehava – the seventh Delfino 93′ yacht. Superyacht Zehava will be handed over in April 2014. After her delivery, she will remain in the popular summer charter destination – the Mediterranean.

Benetti Delfino 93 superyacht Zehava at launch

Benetti Delfino 93 superyacht Zehava at launch

The newest of the popular Benetti Delfino 93’ series – the jewel of the Class range – luxury yacht Zehava picks up on all the line’s key features, while adding important elements that make the vessel unique, including custom interiors.

The exterior concept and design are by Stefano Righini. In this case, the Owner has made a significant contribution to the interiors, participating in all the design phases and working closely with the Benetti technical team.

The sundeck is one of the areas which best reflects the Owner’s personal style: it is equipped with a large, theatrical mosaic tub that comfortably accommodates 4/5 people.

Luxury motor yacht Zehava on the water

Luxury motor yacht Zehava on the water

Zehava yacht is 28.5 metres long and 7.03 metres wide; she can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, plus room for the crew.

Zehava superyacht is equipped with two MTU 8V2000 M72 (720 kW) motors enabling her to reach maximum speeds of 14 knots.

Technical Specifications of luxury yacht Zehava:

Builder AZIMUT-BENETTI SPA – Benetti Shipyard, Italy
Year of Delivery 2014
Construction Material GRP
Length Overall (LOA) 28,50 m 93’ 6”
Build Length (ISO 8666) 23,96 m 78’ 6”
Maximum beam 7,03 m 23’ 1”
Maximum draft full load 1,98 m 6’6”
Full load displacement 121t
Fuel capacity 16.000 litres (4.227 US gal)
Fresh water capacity 2.300 litres (607 US gal)
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 8V2000 M72 rated at 720kW @ 2.300 rpm
Max Speed at half load 14 knots
Cruising Speed 13 knots
Range at 10 knots 1.500 n.m.
Generators 2 x Kohler 40kW + 1 x Kohler 33kW
Bow thruster Hydraulic motor 30 kW – ( 40 Hp )
Stabilizers Electric Navigation and at anchor system
Propellers Benetti Design
Electric and Electronic System BEST Benetti’s Exclusive Sea Technology
Exterior Styling & Concept Stefano Righini
Interior Design Owner and Benetti Technical Department,
Accommodation for Guests 10 persons in 5 cabins
Accommodation for Crew 4 persons in 2 cabins
Classification RINA CE Mark, MGN280 compliance

Video of Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht at full speed

December 12, 2013

The respected Italian shipyard, Azimut Yachts, has just published a new video showing the Azimut Grande 120SL yacht at full speed. Designed by Stefano Righini, with light and contemporary interior design by Carlo Galeazzi, luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 120SL is a superb 36-metre high-performance planing vessel, able to reach an impressive maximum speed of 36 knots. Below is a short video of Azimut Grande 120SL, just released by Azimut Yachts.

Video presenting Azimut Grande 100 Yacht

December 12, 2013

The leading Italian builder, Azimut Yachts, has released an exciting new video presenting the Azimut Grande 100 yacht. Measuring 31 meters in length over all, Azimut Grande 100 superyacht has been beautifully penned by Stefano Righini, with lovely interiors, created by Carlo Galeazzi. These provide elegant and comfortable accommodation to 8 guests in total, looked after by a crew of 4. Below is a video of this jewel, published by Azimut Yachts.


Azimut Yachts to attend Boot Dusseldorf 2014

December 11, 2013

The leading Italian luxury yacht builder, Azimut Yachts, will be attending the Dusseldorf International Boat Show (Boot Dusseldorf), with some major new offerings in store for Northern Europe motor cruising enthusiasts, including a season debut of Azimut Flybridge 80 superyacht, as well as Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht. The show, representing a major event which has always been dedicated to the pleasure boating world, is set to run from January 18 to 26, 2014.

Azimut Flybridge 80 superyacht at full speed

Azimut Flybridge 80 superyacht at full speed

Azimut Atlantis 50 yacht, the collection dedicated to open-style motor yachts with a sporty heart now adds a versatile and innovative model designed – once again – by the brilliant team at Neo Design. The logic of the interior layout and the arrangement of the furnishings are definitely among this model’s strong points. With a boatowner cabin, VIP cabin, and option for a third cabin, the yacht can accommodate from four to six people.

As usual, every Atlantis model is the product of a passionate process that overcomes all design challenges to ensure that the line’s philosophy is completely respected: the aim is plucky cruising performance, accommodating exterior living spaces, and the utmost in below deck comfort.

Azimut Atlantis 50 Yacht

Azimut Atlantis 50 Yacht

Sophisticated elegance and contemporary ambiance, these are the keywords of superyacht Azimut 80, the new 24-metre yacht in the Flybridge collection. It is a yacht designed for a lifestyle where comfort and wellbeing are interpreted in extremely modern, understated solutions. After proven success with the larger models, Stefano Righini (exterior and interior design) and Salvagni Architetti (interior decor) team up once again. The result is a design that revolves around four different styles, distinct in colour pallette and furnishing: Portofino, Dolce Vita, Firenze, and Riviera. Luxury yacht Azimut 80 accommodates the boatowner and guests in four cabins and with the incomparable comfort of a 42 m2 flybridge.

Two other models particularly beloved by Northern Europe boatowners will be exhibited at the Düsseldorf Boat Show: Azimut Atlantis 34 the smallest open-style motor yacht in the Atlantis collection and winner of the 2012 Boat of the Year, and Azimut Magellano 43, the Italian long range and winner of the USA “Editor’s Choice” award, and finalist in the 2013 European Powerboat award. The “Fly” version will be
introduced at Boot.

Azimut Yachts will be at Boot 2014 from 18-26 January: Stand B58, Hall 06.

Additional images of Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht

December 06, 2013

Built by Azimut Yachts to a design by Stefano Righini, Azimut Grande 120 SL yacht is a beautiful 36-metre high-performance planing vessel, boasting sleek lines with curved windows, creating a dramatic exterior profile. Luxury motor yacht Azimut Grande 120SL features light and contemporary interior, created by Carlo Galeazzi. Below are some additional exterior and interior images of this beauty.

Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht

Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Superyacht Azimut Grande 120SL at full speed

Superyacht Azimut Grande 120SL at full speed - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht - Exterior

Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht - Exterior - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Wheelhouse

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Wheelhouse - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht - Dining

Azimut Grande 120SL Yacht - Dining - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Saloon

Luxury yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Saloon - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Aboard Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht

Aboard Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht - Cabin

Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht - Cabin - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Bathroom

Motor yacht Azimut Grande 120SL - Bathroom - Image courtesy of Azimut Yachts

Technical Specifications of Azimut Grande 120SL superyacht

Length: overall 35.5 m (116’ 6”)
Beam max: 7.90 m (25’ 1’)
Draft to keel at full load: 1.50 m (4’ 7’)
Engines: 3 x MTU 16V 2000M93 rated at 1790 kW (2434 bHp) at 2450 rpm
Maximum speed: 36 Knots
Cruising speed: 23,5 Knots

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Azimut.

Overmarine Group launch first motor yacht Mangusta 110

November 27, 2013

The Overmarine Group is thrilled to announce the launch of the very first motor yacht Mangusta 110, which was held at the Group’s private wharf in Viareggio yesterday, on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. The striking superyacht Mangusta 110 will shortly be leaving for the United States and the fabulous yacht charter destination – Miami, where she will make her world debut during the Miami Boat Show, running from February 13th to 17th, 2014.

All-new superyacht Mangusta by Overmarine Group at launch

All-new superyacht Mangusta by Overmarine Group at launch

Designed by Stefano Righini in collaboration with the Overmarine Group team, luxury yacht Mangusta 110 is highly versatile yacht and a perfect combination of sporty lines and timeless charm, a high performance and on-board comfort. Without giving up the traditional racy profile of Mangusta models, this new yacht features external areas both fore and aft which are difficult to find on today’s market, and a more than generously sized flybridge, which can also house a second helm station. This is a private area in which the owner can relax and enjoy the thrill of high speed sailing.

Two MTU 16V 2000M94 engines and Kamewa waterjets easily drive the Mangusta 110 yacht to a speed of 33 knots whilst ensuring excellent stability, a complete absence of vibration and extremely low noise levels. The yacht also features 0 speed gyroscopic stabilisers, both at anchor and underway.

Superyacht Mangusta 110 at launch

Superyacht Mangusta 110 at launch

The interior layout of Mangusta 110 superyacht is the result of a careful architectural study of volume, the aim of which was to ensure maximum on-board comfort and excellent and total separation between the guest and crew areas. The layout means it is possible to have 4 cabins which can accommodate up to 9 guests. However, as with all Mangusta yachts, the Overmarine Group Design Department is able to offer different kinds of interior layouts and style solutions and personalised decor in order to fully satisfy the taste and wishes of any owner. The main deck features a large salon which can easily be converted into a lunch space. The crew area, where there is the galley, features all necessary comforts, and has technical characteristics which are unequalled on other yachts of the same size.

Mangusta 110 yacht is the perfect expression of the Overmarine Group philosophy of passionately and competently building unique yachts, backed by a thirty year tradition. Thanks to her versatility, this model corresponds exactly to her owner’s wishes: perfect for sailing, ideal for her versatility, unique because of how the on-board volumes have been balanced out and exclusive owing to her custom-built interiors.

Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by the Overmarine Group.

New Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

November 26, 2013

Azimut Yachts is proud to present the all-new Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht, boasting a new hull, new design, as well as innovative solutions. A beautiful vessel with plenty of surprises in store, luxury motor yacht 95RPH belongs to the Grande collection, representing the line of 95’-120′ luxury yachts from the Italian builder.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht

The first brand new Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht is coming out in spring 2014; however, thanks to renderings, it is possible to preview some of the boatyard’s interesting solutions that improve functionality without altering the style.

Superyacht 95RPH by Azimut - aft view

Superyacht 95RPH by Azimut - aft view

Foremost among the new features introduced by concept and exterior designer Stefano Righini is the raised wheelhouse. The boat’s name – RPH – actually stands for Raised Pilot House, giving some indication of the importance of the decision to separate the wheelhouse from the main deck. This is accomplished by creating a half deck which gives the boatowner and guests more space and maximises privacy from the crew. The designer has also managed to integrate the raised wheelhouse with the vessel’s hallmark exterior lines, retaining that special Azimut Grande family look.

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - Fly

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - Fly

Thanks to the raised wheelhouse, the Azimut Grande 95RPH yacht has five cabins, four guest cabins on the lower deck and the boatowner’s cabin on the main deck towards the bow. The exceptional view and large bathroom make the boatowner cabin a veritable suite with an unparalleled sea view. There is also a liberating sense of space in the 95RPH saloon; here, Righini has created a real sense of continuity between inside and outside, thanks in part to the double, floor-to-ceiling picture windows.

Luxury yacht 95RPH - Wheelhouse

Luxury yacht 95RPH - Wheelhouse

Another Azimut Grande trump card is without doubt the exceedingly spacious flybridge (+60 m2) – awarded Best in Class; it includes a cushy exterior dinette that seats 10, a mini bar, Spa Pool, and comfortable sunbathing area.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Galley

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Galley

The layout sleeps 10 with the boatowner’s suite and four VIP cabins, each with a private bath; there is also a day head. The four-member crew has three cabins and two baths to the bow, with separate access to the kitchen located on the main deck.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Dinette

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Dinette

The luxurious and elegant interiors are by Studio Salvagni Architetti for Azimut Yachts, a proven collaboration that has led to such successful models as superyacht Azimut 80, Azimut 84, and Azimut 88.

Motor yacht 95RPH - Saloon

Motor yacht 95RPH - Saloon

To the stern, there is a garage with pivoting platform for a + 4-metre tender jet; the engine room has two MTU 16V2000 M84 motors which, when combined with the planing hull with skeg, provides for significantly improved directional stability, enabling maximum speeds of 26.5 knots and cruising speeds of 20 knots. The 12,000-litre fuel tank and 2,000-litre water tank ensure great range, even for long crossings.

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Owners Cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH Yacht - Owners Cabin

Superyacht 95RPH - Owners Head

Superyacht 95RPH - Owners Head

Despite being a vessel with an overall length of nearly 29 metres, the Grande 95RPH falls within the 24-metre cut-off and therefore can be registered as a pleasure craft. In many countries around the world this is a distinction which offers the boatowner serious advantages both in terms of crew management and administration, with significant savings in time and money. This is because pleasure crafts do not require a professional captain or engineer and have reduced crew requirements. In addition, the registration procedures are definitely simplified, with the corollary benefits for charter use: regulations are in conformance with MGN280 guidelines, MCA equivalent for under 24 metres.

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - VIP cabin

Azimut Grande 95RPH superyacht - VIP cabin

Superyacht 95RPH - Guest Cabin

Superyacht 95RPH - Guest Cabin

The Grande 95RPH yacht is the Grande collection’s first model since it was incorporated into the Azimut Yachts family, now with five collections: Atlantis, Magellano, Flybridge, S and – of course – Grande.

AZIMUT GRANDE 95RPH YACHT – TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Length overall 28.62 m (93’11’’)
Beam overall 6.94 m (22’9’)
Draft (at full load) 2.05 m (6’9’’)
Displacement (at full load) 110 t
Engines 2 x 2.200 mHP (1630 kW) MTU 16V2000 M84
Maximum speed (at half load) 26.5 knots*
Cruising speed (at half load) 20 knots*
Fuel capacity 12.000 lt- (3.170 Us gls)
Water capacity 2.000 lt (528 Us gls)
Cabins 5+3 crew
Berths 10+4 crew
Head compartments 6+2 crew
Building material VTR/GRP
Keel deadrise 7.6° AFT
Builder Azimut Yachts
Exterior design and concept Stefano Righini
Interior design and concept Studio Salvagni Architetti

Below is a choice of the exquisite charter yachts built by Azimut.

Mangusta 165 motor yacht SHARQ on display at QIBS 2013

November 13, 2013

Measuring 50 meters in length over all, Mangusta 165 superyacht Sharq is currently being displayed at the very first Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS), which will last until Saturday, November 16. Owned by Katara Hospitality and managed by Sharq Village & Spa, luxury motor yacht Sharq represents the fastest composite Maxi Open Yacht ever built. She features naval architecture by Overmarine and sophisticated exterior design by Stefano Righini Design.

Mangusta 165 Yacht SHARQ at QIBS 2013

Mangusta 165 Yacht SHARQ at QIBS 2013

On board, the 5-cabin layout is the result of the Overmarine Group Design Department, perfectly interpreting the Owner’s requests. The design of the interiors is clean: thanks to the decorative wealth of ebony, Tanganyika wood and leather, creating a unique, contemporary style. The VIP cabin is unusual, being the same size as the Owner cabin.

Superyacht Sharq is run by twin powerful MTU 16V 4000 M93 diesel engines, delivering her an impressive top speed of 40 knots. She can comfortably cruise at 36 knots.

Overmarine Group Mangusta to attend Qatar International Boat Show displaying Mangusta 165 Yacht

October 29, 2013

Overmarine Group | Mangusta, well known all over the world as being a leader in the Maxi Open yachts segment owing to the range and performance of its models, will participate in the inaugural Qatar International Boat Show, running from November 12 – 16, 2013. The company will have a stand in the luxury shipyards area and will be showcasing the current flagship of its fleet, Mangusta 165 yacht.

QIBS 2013

Participation at this boat show consolidates the policy of investments, innovation, extension of the range that the Overmarine Group is currently pursuing, as well as developing its presence on new markets.

“We believe strongly in this first edition,” declared Francesco Frediani, the Group’s Sales Director. “Today, thanks to the incredible development of marinas and tourist ports and its high concentration of wealth, Qatar is a strategic pole for luxury yachting and hence our Group.” He went on to add, “We must not forget that the Mangusta brand is very well known in this area, where we have had considerable sales success. Indeed, the Mangusta 165 on show here is usually proudly displayed in these waters”.

Motor yacht Mangusta 165 will be the largest yacht at the show. With a speed of 40 knots, this model is currently the fastest maxi open yacht in the world. A model that continues to give the Overmarine Group enormous satisfaction, as the 7 yachts delivered since 2007 and a further two currently being built for delivery in 2014 prove.

Superyacht Mangusta 165

Superyacht Mangusta 165

Designed by Stefano Righini in association with the Overmarine Group team, superyacht Mangusta 165 perfectly represents the Mangusta style: a pure balance of shape, clean lines and a sporty profile together with comfort and volume comparable to a three deck yacht of the same size. This is entirely unimaginable from the outside owing to the sporty lines.

On board, the 5 cabin layout is the result of the the Overmarine Group Design Department perfectly interpreting the Owner’s requests. The design of the interiors is clean: thanks to the decorative wealth of ebony, Tanganyika wood and leather, creating a unique, contemporary style. The VIP cabin is unusual, being the same size as the Owner cabin.

The external areas are ideal for when the owner and his family want to relax, and the large flybridge also houses a second helm station.

The boat show will also provide an opportunity for presenting this market with the latest project of the Mangusta Oceano displacement line: a 42 metre yacht in steel and aluminium. The project bears the signature of designer Alberto Mancini, who actually began his working relationship with Overmarine Group | Mangusta for the displacement line with luxury yacht Mangusta Oceano 42.

42m superyacht Oceano 42 by Mangusta Overmarine Group

42m superyacht Oceano 42 by Mangusta Overmarine Group

A careful study of light has been made on board Mangusta Oceano 42 yacht, and she features a new concept which provides for two innovative areas: at bow on the upper deck there is a swimming-pool and infinity effect waterfall and astern there is a hatch which opens onto the sea and features a furnished beach area.

The interiors have been designed to accommodate up to twelve guests and seven crew members in total privacy, ensuring maximum freedom of movement.