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ISS Design & Leadership Awards 2012 Winners

October 26, 2012

ISS (International Superyacht Society) is delighted to unveil winners of the 2012 Design & Leadership Awards. Representing superlative achievement, the awards were presented last night at the 22nd Anniversary of ISS’s Awards Gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sailing yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments wins in the category 'Best Sail 24-40m'

Sailing yacht Antares III by Yachting Developments - Winner in the category 'Best Sail 24-40m'

DESIGN AWARDS

Best Sail 24-40m
Sailing yacht Antares III

Best Sail 40m+
Superyacht Vertigo

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Sailing Yacht Vertigo as designed by Philippe Briand and launched by Alloy Yachts in 2010

Best Refit
Charter yacht Endeavour JK4

Best Power 24-40m
Charter yacht O’Pati

Yacht OPATI -  Main

Yacht OPATI - Main

Best Power 40-65m
Motor yacht Galileo G

Motor Yacht Galileo G by Perini Navi Group

Motor Yacht Galileo G by Perini Navi Group

Best Power 65m+
Megayacht Musashi

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Luxury Yacht MUSASHI by Feadship

Best Interior
Musashi

AWARDS OF DISTINCTION & LEADERSHIP AWARD

2012 Excellence in Innovation
Marcel Onkenhout, Oceanco

2012 Business Person of the Year
Dean du Toit, National Marine Suppliers

2012 Distinguished Crew Award
Captain Len Beck of the M/V Battered Bull

2012 ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award
Chicago Park District & Westrec Marinas

2012 Leadership Award
Terence Disdale, Terence Disdale Designs

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE (ex La Masquerade) yacht charter special in the Mediterranean

June 04, 2012

Accommodating eight guests on board, the 30m charter yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) is currently offering an excellent charter special to cruise the beautiful and glamourous Western Mediterranean coast, including Italy, France, Capri, Sicily and Sardinia. For Mediterranean charters taking place in June, you can enjoy the superyacht  La Mascarade for 10 days at a price of 7! This means €50,000.00 per 10 days plus expenses. She is the only modern 30m Feadship yacht, specially built to include all of the benefits of a 50m mega yacht.

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Cruising

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Cruising

Designed by Terence Disdale, the motor yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) features an eclectic mix of surfaces, materials and textures, including silver leaf, apricot silk, gloss lacquer, soft shades of fawn and taupe, light oak and pale wood carpets. The elegant asymmetric saloon has a separate dining area, both with large windows and whitewashed oak to create a pleasant and light  interior.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Top Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Top Deck

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Main Salon

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE - Main Salon

There is also a good exterior space aboard La Mascarade yacht, with the fly bridge and sundeck providing seating to 12 guests at two aft dining tables for those pleasurable al-fresco dining experiences during the lovely warm Mediterranean summer evenings.

LA MASCARADE Yacht -  Al Fresco Dining

LA MASCARADE Yacht - Al Fresco Dining

LA MASCARADE superyacht -  Top Deck lounging

LA MASCARADE superyacht - Top Deck lounging

The large sofa areas can be converted into sun beds and can be covered by a removable awning to offer shade. There is a direct access to the water thanks to the swim platform, in order for charter guests to board the tender with ease or jump into the water to enjoy the many water toys La Mascarade has on offer.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Aft Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Aft Deck

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Master Cabin

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Master Cabin

As for her audio/visual equipment and deck facilities, La Mascarade charter yacht offers WiFi Internet, TV, DVD and CD library. Her water toys and equipment include a 4.5 metre tender, 2 Sevylor 2 man inflatable kayaks, 2 sets of fins and masks, water-skis (adult and children), 4 noodles, 2 towable donuts, 2 sea-blades, 2 aqua-glides and fishing gear.

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Master Bathroom

Charter Yacht LA MASCARADE - Master Bathroom

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  VIP Cabin

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - VIP Cabin

Accommodation aboard 30m Feadship motor yacht La Mascarade is provided to 8 charter guests in 4 lovely cabins. The master suite is situated on the main deck featuring a queen bed, en-suite facilities with a jacuzzi bath, shower and double basins. The full width VIP suite can be found on the lower deck with en-suite facilities, including a bath and a double basin. There are two double cabins  located on the lower deck with en-suite bathrooms featuring separate showers.

Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Double Cabin

Yacht LA MASCARADE - Double Cabin

Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Bathroom

Yacht LA MASCARADE - Bathroom

For more information about chartering this vessel in the Western Mediterranean, visit La Mascarade yacht’s page and contact our friendly team for free advise and information.

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE -  Cruising

Motor Yacht LA MASCARADE - Cruising

Super Yacht LA MASCARADE  -  Tender and Toys

Super Yacht LA MASCARADE - Tender and Toys

Western Mediterranean yacht charters

There is no better place for European summer holidays than aboard a beautiful luxury charter yacht that will take you from place to place around the popular Mediterranean in utmost in comfort, luxury and style. Dine in one of the best restaurants in Monaco one night and wake-up the next morning to a frothy cappuccino and brioche in Portofino. The beauty of cruising is that you get to enjoy a number of different cultures, beautiful beaches, picturesque towns and villages as well as historical sites at your own pace, relaxing aboard your preferred yacht while it takes you to the next charter destination.

Portofino

Portofino

Sicily yacht charters

One of the most popular Mediterranean destinations is the Italian island of Sicily. It is the largest Mediterranean island, which has been dominated by fourteen different races of people over the centuries, including Bourbons, Arabs, Phoenicians, Romans, Greeks, Moors, Spanish and many others. The second most important city in Sicily is CATANIA, boasting a wealth of fine Baroque architecture and ruins from the ancient city. Catania is a great city to visit and an excellent place to start your Southern Italian yacht charter adventures. From here it is just a short sail to reach the beautiful Aeolian Islands.

Catania

Catania

TAORMINA is a popular and fashionable tourist destination with stunning views and picturesque Greco-Roman theatre, high above sea and facing Etna. STROMBOLI is the very eastern of the AEOLIAN ISLANDS and is the home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, however it is safe to visit. During the night, the glittering ‘River of Fire’ (red hot lava flowing towards the sea) can be seen from the visiting yachts. Smallest of the Aeolian Islands, PANAREA, is also known as the St Tropez of Italy, featuring white houses clustered along the eastern side of the island as well as olive trees and large walls protecting the built up area.

Lipari

Lipari

Lipari is another spectacular luxury charter yacht destination with its rugged coastlines, which rise dramatically from the sea, pristine beaches and thermal springs to enjoy. For those in search of a shopping destination, Vulcano is the perfect place. Palermo, Sicily’s cultural, economic and tourist capital, is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Many charterers are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music.

Trapani

Trapani

Located on the western coast of Sicily, Trapani is a fishing and ferry port offering fine seafood and Sicilian cuisine.

Egadi Islands have a more low-key appeal. Here you can swim in the crystal clear waters, hill-walk into the islands interior or just sit and relax and enjoy the stunning views from aboard you luxury superyacht.

Egadi Islands

Egadi Islands

For more information on chartering the luxury yacht La Mascarade (ex La Masquerade) or a different luxury superyacht in the fabulous Mediterranean, please contact our friendly team at CharterWorld here.

The 7th Lürssen Rowing Regatta hosted by Lürssen Yachts on May 11

May 24, 2012

May 11 saw the seventh edition of the Lürssen Rowing Regatta, organised by the prominent German superyacht builder Lurssen Yachts. Taking place for the very first time in 2003, this traditional and popular event was dedicated to many crews who used to spend several months in Bremen or at another of the shipyard’s locations while a new yacht was in build or was going through a refit or repairs.

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - final run

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - final run

This year there were more participants than ever before. Around 110 Yachties were there, amongst others crews, project managers, designers from the Terence Disdale and Reymond Langton Design offices and a few Lürssen employees. All of them of course keen to win the coveted trophy!

The venue was, as it is every year, at the Vegesack Rowing Club – a club that has a tradition of close ties with the Lürssen shipbuilding company and is located on a branch of the River Weser called Lesum.

Winning team - Team Yellow

Winning team - Team Yellow

Chinese dragon boats were organized for the regatta. Each boat can accommodate up to 20 paddlers plus a drummer and a helmsman. The drummer sits fore on a raised seat with his back to the direction of travel and sets the rhythm. The helmsman stands aft; having the difficult task of steering the boat in the right direction against wind and current.

There were five teams in all, recruited from a large number of newbuild projects and repair jobs. To set them apart more clearly, brightly coloured t-shirts were handed out, making it easy to see which team was in the lead. The other participants cheered loudly to spur the teams on.

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - group picture

Lurssen Rowing Regatta - group picture

Luckily it did not rain, but the wind and the strong current made the racing far from easy. All of the teams were highly motivated, however, and despite getting wet everyone had a great time. There were nail-biting neck-and-neck heats as oarsmen paddled to the point of exhaustion, but after several heats the winning team was clear. The yellow team, consisting of a crew from two newbuild projects, won with a 1.4-second lead over the red team – the crew of Lady Kathryn V. The Lady Kathryn V’s crew may only have been runners-up, but they were the most creative team. Their hilarious outfits and their “war paint” generated an almost euphoric mood among team members.

At the award ceremony each participant was presented with a medal, and the winning yellow team proudly took possession of the trophy, which it must now defend next year. At a relaxed and cheerful barbecue with plenty of beer the upbeat mood reached its peak, accompanied by a great deal of laughter and discussion of various racing tactics.

Three world renowned designers presented at the Superyacht Design Summit

April 04, 2012

On the 13th March at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour (DCCH), Andrew Winch was invited by the Superyacht Design Summit, to speak together with Terence Disdale as well as Tim Heywood at this year’s London Design Week.

The Superyacht Design Summit 2012

The Superyacht Design Summit 2012

To a knowledgeable audience of 200 Owner’s Representatives, suppliers and fellow designers, the three world renowned designers delivered a fun and fascinating insight into the experiences they have gained whilst designing for the Superyacht industry over the last 35 years!

Chaired by the Martin H Redmayne, Chairman of The Superyacht Group, the talk covered a diverse array of topics including, the foundations of their experience, maintaining Client relationships, sourcing and working with suppliers, and pushing the boundaries of design.

Having all started their careers together at the late Jon Bannenburg’s studio, the three friends have all established their own design studios; each offering unique services to their Clients. Founded in 1987, Andrew Winch Designs consists of a talented team of 50 colleagues, dedicated to creating the dreams of their Clients whether it is an aircraft, yacht or architectural project.

36m luxury yacht Yanneke Too first to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012

March 27, 2012

After a decade of presence at the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous taking place every year from December 16 to 18 in Phuket, Thailand, the 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too is the first to sign on for this year’s prominent Rendezvous.  Created by Dixon Yacht Design in a partnership with Terence Disdale Design, the Yanneke Too superyacht is an amazing cedar/GRP composite vessel built by Camper & Nicholsons and launched in 1995.

First to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous - 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too

First to sign for Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012 - 36m sailing yacht Yanneke Too

“She couldn’t make it in 2011 but she’s back on track in 2012!” happily reports Captain Charles (‘Champagne Charlie’) Dwyer on the superyacht Yanneke Too’s return to the largest event in Asia bringing together both sail and motor superyachts from throughout the globe.

The skipper reported Yanneke Too was in Brisbane, Australia last year finishing off an extensive re-fit during the 2011 Rendezvous. In explaining why she’s returning to Thailand, Captain Charlie said, “After spending a year cruising the Pacific in all its glory, it is time for us to come back to the ‘Land of Smiles’. The decision was made due to many factors, besides the obvious – that the owner and I and the crew all love Thailand.”

Sail  Power Superyachts at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Sail Power Superyachts at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The skipper continued, “In considering other reasons, one instrumental factor was the cost involved. Yanneke Too has been in Australia for the past few months and with the strength of the Australian dollar, we have found it to be expensive. By relocating the boat to Thailand we can save, on average, 25% of the running costs per year. The other big factor is that we not only save money but we get to do what we love most, and that is to participate in the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous! As many know, Yanneke Too’s owner was instrumental in starting this superyacht event 11 years ago and she has attended every year (except 2011). It’s great!”

The captain shared the Yanneke Too yacht’s itinerary in returning to the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous to be held December 16-18, 2012: “Yanneke Too will depart Sydney in late April and head to Cairns, Australia for check out and final fuel prior to her 11 to 14 days sail to Bali. We will then ‘rest & play’ in Bali for 10 to 12 days before the start of the next 8-day leg to Singapore. Then its four days in Singapore, two days to Langkawi for our last fuel stop and just one day on to Phuket, where we will dock at the Yacht Haven Marina until the Rendezvous starts in December.”

Superyachts moored in Phuket during Asia Superyacht Rendezvous photo credit Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Superyachts moored in Phuket during Asia Superyacht Rendezvous - Photo Credit: Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The elite gathering of superyacht owners, captains and crew joining the luxury yacht Yanneke Too and VIP guests at the Rendezvous will enjoy several sailing events, with the sleek sailing vessels accompanied by the magnificent power superyachts. The staging of the boats on Surin Bay is an incredible sight. Together sailing and power vessels will perform a ‘dress parade’ in the beautiful Panesea Bay under the direction of race director Andy Dowden, assisted by Simon James.

When asked how Yanneke Too stacks up against the other yachts at the race events, Charlie explains, “The ASR is not a serious race, it’s more of a social event with sailing events attached. Having said that, I am looking forward to putting her through her paces and showing her off on the course and we will try our damndest to win! However, the event is not too competitive, rather more of a fun race or sailing exhibition.” Then adding, “At least that’s the way it starts.”

Rendezvous Treasure Hunt for Pirate Booty

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Treasure Hunt for Pirate Booty

Other unique fun activities include an opening evening ‘Skippers Briefing’ and cocktail party followed the next evening by the ‘The Feadship Challenge’, a model boat construction & racing competition and cocktail party. The next day features the world-famous ‘The Rendezvous Booty’, a pirate treasure hunt for all participants and all ages – children, teens and adults.

Captain Charlie and organiser Gordon Fernandes, GM of Asia Pacific Superyachts, enthusiastically report, “The event simply gets better! It’s Fun! Fun! and more Fun! It’s a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and meet a few new ones. It’s a rendezvous with excellence, and what a place to hold an event.”

Captain Charlie with other celebrants at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

Captain Charlie with other celebrants at Asia Superyacht Rendezvous

The host hotel, The Surin, provides a fantastic tropical 5-star ambience for the social activities and the final evening is reserved for the VIP ‘Boat International Media Gala Dinner’. It’s a gourmet affair held in the romantic ambience of The Surin’s private beach…a fitting end to the 2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous.

Superyachts of 100’ or greater in length are invited to attend the elite event.

Superyacht Design Summit 2012: The Bannenberg Reunion a Great Success

March 15, 2012

13th March saw a unique opportunity, with superyacht designers Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale as well as Tim Heywood, all present at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour (DCCH). Speaking on stage together for the first time ever at the Superyacht Design Summit 2012, the old friends offered to 200 peer group designers, interior suppliers as well as owner’s representatives an engaging and amusing discussion.

Superyacht Design Summit 2012: The Bannenberg Reunion

Superyacht Design Summit 2012: The Bannenberg Reunion

Under the direction of Martin H Redmayne, Chairman of The Superyacht Group, the dialogue covered various topics including how the panel first met and worked for the iconic designer, Jon Bannenberg. Among those present at the event ­— including Pascale Reymond from Reymond Langton Design and Ken Freivokh, who both posed questions to the group — Dickie Bannenberg asked the panel if it was possible to correct a situation with a client if the chemistry was not right or you weren’t able to sell an idea. “Yes of course you can, if it doesn’t work first time, try again with another idea” remarks Winch. “I think your father would never have stopped trying to create something unique and dramatic, and that was one of his fortes.”

The design figureheads also shared advice on the best way in which interior suppliers could grab their attention, and how land-based designers could cross over into the world of superyacht design. “You have to find a client that you have done a successful project with,” suggests Heywood, “and then if you are lucky, they will come to you for their yacht. You’ve got to show a client that you can do it. The transition from doing a house interior to a yacht interior is not too difficult. There are certain things that you pick up along the way… However, you will learn these quite quickly.”

The panel also discussed the differences in designing an interior for a yacht verses a jet. Specifically, they touched on the requirements for fire testing and how this can impact hugely on the finish. “You would think that something that works on an aeroplane, might work on a yacht, and yet it doesn’t,” explains Disdale. “This is because fireproofing material inside a yacht has a very small life span, so if something is fireproof for three minutes inside an aeroplane, it’s pretty good. However, inside a yacht, it has to be fireproof for a couple of hours.”

The evening continued afterwards with a glitzy canapé and champagne reception in the Design Club, offering the opportunity to ask individual members of the panel questions and a chance to network with fellow delegates.

Superyacht Design Summit 2012 to be attended by Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood sold out

March 13, 2012

Superyacht Design Summit 2012, which will be held at Chelsea Design Centre’s SPACE on the evening of Tuesday 13 March and will be attended by Superyacht designers: Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale as well as Tim Heywood, has now sold out. This is largely thanks to the calibre of speakers, which represent a veritable hall of fame of large yacht design.

Superyacht Design Summit 2012 to be attended by Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood

Superyacht Design Summit 2012 to be attended by Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood

Andrew Winch, Tim Heywood and Terence Disdale will join The Superycht Group’s chairman, Martin H Redmayne for two hours of debate and discussion. And it has now been confirmed that Dick Bannenberg will be one of the delegates in attendance, offering another exciting dimension to the interactive element of the event. Dick is the son of the late Jon Bannenberg, who presided over the fledgling careers of all three designers.

Having worked at Bannenberg’s studio, which was also famously know as “Chelsea University”, Andrew Winch has just celebrated 25 years in the business and has worked on vessels such as the 60m charter yacht Cloud 9, the 60m luxury yacht Slipstream and most recently the 65.5m megayacht Imagine.

60m charter yacht CLOUD 9

60m luxury charter yacht CLOUD 9

Despite having had no formal training in the fields of interior and exterior yacht design, Terence Disdale continues to remain one of the most sought-after designers in the yachting industry, lending his name and talents to some of the world’s largest vessels such as the award-winning superyacht Sunrays, the 54m motor yacht Ariela and the 164m megayacht Eclipse.

Luxury yacht SUNRAYS

Luxury yacht SUNRAYS

Tim Heywood opened his own studio in 1996 after working with Jon Bannenberg for over 20 years. His designs include the 133m superyacht Al Mirqab, the 85.6m motor yacht Cakewalk and 115m luxury yacht Pelorus.

133m megayacht Al Mirqab  - Photo Credit Vittorio Nico

133m megayacht Al Mirqab - Photo Credit Vittorio Nico

Benetti 52m motor yacht Tommy being refitted by Varadero Valencia

February 24, 2012

At the beginning of January, Varadero Valencia started the refit of the 52m (171´) motor yacht Tommy. Launched by renowned Italian yard Benetti in 1995, the Tommy superyacht was designed by Fratelli Benetti and Stefano Natucci, featuring lovely interior by Terence Disdale Design.

Benetti 52m motor yacht Tommy

Benetti 52m motor yacht Tommy

The refit of the 52m luxury yacht Tommy consists of changing both of the 125 kw Northern light generators under ABS certification. The most difficult are all the areas involved in the refit due to the large dimensions of the generators.

Varadera refit of the luxury yacht Tommy by Benetti

Varadera refit of the luxury yacht Tommy by Benetti

Varadero Valencia is going to overhaul the two main engines and different exterior jobs like the re-caulking of some decks, changing planks as well as paint interior areas.

´Designer Question Time´ event by Superyacht designers: Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood

February 15, 2012

Designer Question Time is a unique event, organised by the Chairman, Martin H Redmayne and attended by the top luxury yacht designers of these days: Andrew Winch, Terence Disdale and Tim Heywood. It will be held in March 13, at 5.30pm at the Design Centre in Chelsea Harbour.

The luxury motor yacht Slipstream

The luxury motor yacht Slipstream

Andrew Winch
Andrew Winch is a well-known English superyacht designer, creating totally unique vessels, reflecting the client´s tastes and lifestyle. His work is characterised by quality, attention to detail and great enthusiasm. He has worked on such as stunning vessels, like the 60m motor yacht Slipstream by CMN Yachts or the 47m luxury charter yacht Sherezade by Hodgdon Yachts.

The luxury charter yacht SCHEHERAZADE

The luxury charter yacht SCHEHERAZADE

Terence Disdale
Based in the UK, Terence Disdale is a renowned prolific luxury yacht designer, responsible for the interior and exterior design of the some of the world’s most spectacular vessels. He is well-known for his refreshingly casual yet chic designs. He has worked on such as beautiful vessels, like the 76m charter yacht Reborn by Amels or the 65m super yacht Callisto by Feadship.

The luxury charter yacht Reborn by Amels

The luxury charter yacht Reborn by Amels

Tim Heywood
Tim Heywood is an English multi award-winning superyacht designer, working on such as spectacular vessels, like the 133m Al Mirqab megayacht by Kusch Yachts, winner of the ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at the 2009 World Superyacht Awards or the 115m luxury yacht Pelorus by Lurssen, one of the most stunning vessels ever constructed.

The luxury yacht Pelorus by Lurssen - Image Courtesy of LiveYachting

The luxury yacht Pelorus by Lurssen - Image Courtesy of LiveYachting

Photos of mega yacht Pacific, Al Salamah, motor yacht Nero and charter yacht Savarona

January 09, 2012

CharterWorld has been kindly provided with images of well known luxury vessels ranging from modern to classic motor yachts. The photographs below show the stunning classic charter yacht SAVARONA, the majestic 139m Lurssen mega yacht AL SALAMAH, another beautiful classic, the motor yacht NERO and the 2010 85m Lurssen mega yacht Pacific (ex Josi).

A few words about the yachts:

Motor Yacht SAVARONA is a beautiful example of a classic vessel measuring 136m (446ft) in LOA.  Savarona is currently available for Mediterranean corporate event luxury charters featuring 17 generous suites as well as broad and spacious main living areas and modern and comprehensive recreational amenities.

Luxury Yacht Savarona in the bay of Cannes June 2008 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Luxury Yacht Savarona in the bay of Cannes June 2008 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Charter Yacht Savarona provides particular attention to fine service which is superior to those of the best five star hotels, making her ideal for entertaining and corporate events.

Motor Yacht Savarona in the bay of Cannes - June 2008 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Motor Yacht Savarona in the bay of Cannes - June 2008 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

The impressive 139m long mega yacht AL SALAMAH is a steel vessel constructed by Lurssen Yachts in 1999 and designed by Terence Disdale Design. Accommodation on board of this important yacht is offered for 40 guests  and the yacht is serviced by a crew of 96 professionals.

Mega Yacht AL SALAMAH at the Lurssen Shipyard in Lemwerder in 2009 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Mega Yacht AL SALAMAH at the Lurssen Shipyard in Lemwerder in 2009 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Another stunning classic vessel is the motor yacht NERO launched in 2007 by Corsair Yachts within the Chinese Yantai Raffles shipyards. Nero superyacht´s exterior and interior are both designed by Neil Taylor and feature sleek lines and classic style to resemble J. Pierpont Morgan´s famous yacht Corsair. Nero superyacht accommodates 12 guests in one Master suite, two VIP cabin and a two double cabins and she is served by a 21 member crew.

Superyacht NERO - La Valletta/Malta in June 2008  - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Superyacht NERO - La Valletta/Malta in June 2008 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

The 2010 launched mega yacht Pacific is also an impressive vessel measuring 85 metres in length over all and was built by the prestigious German shipyard Lurssen Yachts. Her one-of-a-king exterior was designed by the world renowned designer German Frers and her interior reflects the talents of Bannenberg & Rowell design studio.

Superyacht Pacific in the Harbour of Kiel in August 2011 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Superyacht Pacific in the Harbour of Kiel in August 2011 - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Lurssen mega yacht Pacific in the harbour of Kiel - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge

Lurssen mega yacht Pacific in the harbour of Kiel - Photo courtesy of Ferdinand Rogge