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Official Images: 98m Superyacht Aviva Delivered

May 16, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury superyacht Aviva was spotted in the UK last week, where she was delivered to her owner. The builder of this stunning vessel, Abeking & Rasmussen revealed the official images of this imposing 98m vessel. Find out more about Aviva here.

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva delivered

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva delivered

Till von Krause (Abeking & Rasmussen Sales Director):

“We are very proud to present our latest superyacht named “AVIVA“. This is the result of highest workmanship and best communication between the owner and his team during the short period of less than three years.”

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98m MY Aviva. Abeking & Rasmussen

98m MY Aviva. Abeking & Rasmussen

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva, May 2017

Abeking & Rasmussen 98m MY Aviva, May 2017

98m Mega Yacht Aviva is in the UK to Meet Her Owner

May 09, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Luxury mega yacht Aviva has been delivered to her owner, billionaire Joe Lewis. It has been reported that the yacht arrived in the UK on the 8th of May 2017. Aviva is a beautiful 98-metre vessel that stands out with her incredible blue hull. Abeking & Rasmussen launched their largest ever built superyacht early in 2017.

Motor yacht Aviva. Photo credit @patrickfranciscarr

Motor yacht Aviva. Photo credit @patrickfranciscarr

Reymond Langdon Design in collaboration with Toby Silverton drew up the design of the yacht, including the striking hull.

98m mega yacht AVIVA

98m mega yacht AVIVA

Motor yacht Aviva incorporates a large number of innovative features. Her curvaceous hull provides for superb seakeeping capabilities combined with 20% in drag. Aviva boasts a hybrid drive system, which allows reaching a speed of 11 knots while running solely on her electric motors. Silence and smooth cruising are some of the characteristics of Aviva’s contemporary design.

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

A&R 98m luxury yacht AVIVA

Interesting that this 98m motor yacht is the fourth in the “Aviva” series all designed for Joe Lewis. The previous superyacht Aviva was launched in 2007 by Abeking & Rasmussen and was also designed by Reymond Langdon Design.

Although the interior photos are yet to be revealed, we know that Aviva boats the full-size padel tennis court of the impressive size of 20m x 10m x 6m.

Find out more about Aviva here.

 

New Vitters 32.64m Sailing Yacht Ribelle

April 10, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

Vitters Shipyard unveiled the new 32.64m sailing yacht RIBELLE  She was launched earlier in 2017 and was recently delivered to Monaco.  

Sailing yacht Ribelle - Vitters

Sailing yacht Ribelle – Vitters

Designed by Malcolm McKeon, this luxury superyacht has a carbon-fiber hull and superstructure, which was built by Green Marine in the UK. This elegant sloop features interior design by Remi Tessier and is believe to have contemporary styling. Reportedly, Ribelle’s interior features some lavish materials, such as bleached teak, soft and light leather and lacquered copper.

With a beam of 7.72m and a draught of 6.05m, this displacement yacht is only 84 tonnes. Ribelle is powered by a diesel engine and can reach a top speed of more than 20 knots.

Watch the fist video of superyacht Ribelle below:

Video by Dutch Yachting

Luxury Exposition “SuperYacht Gallery” to be held in London

February 01, 2017

Written by Maria Korotaeva

This year the yachting community is adding another exciting event to the superyacht calendar. Saatchi Gallery in London will host the new superyacht exposition – SuperYacht Gallery. The aim of this high-end luxury concept is to inspire and connect a new generation of superyacht clients and yacht owners. 

Superyacht Gallery to be held in London

Superyacht Gallery to be held in London

Widely supported by some big names in the industry, the idea of SuperYacht Gallery has received a large number of positive responses. SuperYacht Gallery is a joint project of Merijn de Waard, Managing Director of SuperYacht Company, and Marijn Smit, former Manager Events & Multimedia at Feadship.

SuperYacht Gallery

SuperYacht Gallery

The world-renowned shipbuilders Lurssen, Benetti, Abeking & Rasmussen, Baglietto, Delta Marine, and superyacht designers Winch Design, Espen Oeino, Nuvolari Lenard and many others also agree that it would be fantastic to present one-of-a-kind world super yachting in a new and thrilling way. The guests of SuperYacht Gallery will also enjoy workshops and seminars conducted by builders and designers.

“Many yachting events focus on selling space to exhibitors and completely forget about the visitor experience. With everything we do, we question ourselves whether it is comfortable and interesting for the visitor. We don’t want to create another mass event, but a high-quality and interesting exposition about the superyacht lifestyle.”— Marijn Smit – Co-Founder & Director

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Marijn Smit & Merijn de Waard

“The industry needs new clients, younger clients, and SuperYacht Gallery is focused on attracting the people that will be vital to the longevity of our business,” says superyacht naval architect and designer, Espen Oeino. “I’ve known the team for a long time and I have faith that they can execute this concept and that the concept itself can work – for the benefit of all.”

This luxury lifestyle event will be held from 1 to 3 June 2017 in London, UK.

50m Arctic Sun Explorer Yacht Concept

December 14, 2016

Written by Maria Korotaeva

The new 50m Arctic Sun is a green explorer concept designed by the Swedish superyacht designer Dennis Ingemansson for Pendennis Shipyard, UK. Dennis has worked on a large number of yachts with some other large shipyards, and gain a great reputation in the Northern Europe. 

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Arctic Sun by Dennis Ingemansson

The Arctic Sun explorer is a stunning vessel capable on cruising in both cold and warm waters. Arctic Sun features some automotive styling, thanks to her  designer, who’s main academic specialisation is automotive design. This makes the superyacht distinct, as she boasts aerodynamic form, which provides fuel efficiency. She also features 80 sq m solar cells adding to innovative ideas presented in the design.

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Arctic Sun

Exterior spaces are enormous, capable to store tenders and submarines. For those who appreciate a quicker way of travelling there is also space to carry a helicopter. This large outdoor area can also be transformed into an entertainment and relaxation area for some hot sunny day.

Brightly lit with natural light interior provides a large amount of space for long distance comfortable cruising. Designed with double owner suites and guests rooms, Arctic Sun accommodates 10 guests in 5 cabins. She also provides accommodation for 7 crew members.

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50 m Arctic Sun

Guests can enjoy stunning 360 degrees views on the Sun Deck. Luxury amenities on board include gym, massage room and sauna. Water sport enthusiasts will love a selection of water toys available: 2 tenders, 6 jet skies, diving equipment and other.

Arctic Sun reaches a maximum speed of 19 kn, thanks to her 2 MTU 16V 2000 engines.

 

P/R: Veteran crew sailing around UK coast

June 29, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

The charity ‘Turn to Starboard’ is helping UK veterans suffering from physical health issues or mental trauma to reintegrate and learn new skills. 38 veterans will voyage on an 8 week counter-clockwise course around the UK, starting from and returning to Falmouth in Cornwall. The following is a press release for the Turn to Starboard charity.

Press Release

Veteran crew depart from Newcastle on their epic bid to sail around the UK coast

A team of veterans affected by military operations have just left Newcastle after a quick stop-off before continuing on their challenge to sail 2,000 miles around the British Isles, on the International Paint sponsored Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge.

The Turn to Starboard crew in Newcastle

The Turn to Starboard crew in Newcastle

The voyage, which is also being supported by The Endeavour Fund, began in Falmouth earlier this month. The epic journey is expected to last eight weeks, with the team of 38 veterans stopping at ports across the country including Isle of Wight, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Glasgow and Liverpool, where crowds have been gathering to cheer the crew on.

The team – many with little or no sailing experience – are circumnavigating Britain anti-clockwise on board a 92-foot tall ship to help participants re-engage, reintegrate and gain new skills to help start new careers across the world. Some of the veterans will sail the complete expedition whilst others will join for shorter sections of the voyage. They will be joined by two additional yachts also crewed by ex-serviceman and women to meet the unexpectedly high number of applicants.

Alan Purdy is one such veteran who was met in Newcastle yesterday by his wife and daughter offering their support for the crew. Alan suffered devastating injuries following a fall from his horse whilst on duty serving in the Household Cavalry. As a result of the accident, he suffered brain and spinal injuries and has spent the last 15 years in recovery, gradually putting his life back together. But, now he is embarking on this sailing challenge of a lifetime.

Alan commented: “The Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge is for such a worthwhile cause and all the participating veterans are honoured to be involved. There’s a real sense of camaraderie among the team as we pull together to complete the journey – it’s just like being back in the forces. When sailing everything has to be pre-planned and regimented, which fits in perfectly with the way I now work following my accident. We all see sailing as a way forward and a positive experience for each one of us to accomplish. It’s also great to be involved in something that will make my family proud.”

Turn to Starboard was set up three years ago by former RAF leader and CEO, Shaun Pascoe. The charity has helped hundreds of military personnel suffering with physical injuries or mental trauma by providing RYA courses and family sailing trips in a unique and supportive environment. Shaun, who will also be taking part in the challenge, was the leader of a helicopter medical emergency response team. After finding it difficult to adjust to normal life outside of the forces, he embarked on a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster course, and within two weeks of sailing he felt in a better place. He now invests his time in helping others to feel the same.

Shaun commented: “For most of our participants leaving the military, particularly on medical discharge, sees them facing significant challenges, with some losing the true comradeship and sense of purpose that is so important in a military setting. The Round Britain adventure aims to help them readjust by providing the same level of challenge in the company of those who have experienced the same testing conditions. The crew are expected to experience physical exertion and sleep deprivation while overcoming the psychological challenges of living and working in a turbulent natural environment. We are looking forward to the challenge and helping those taking part to regain the sense of value and the belonging they were once so proud of.”

The lead sponsor of the initiative is AkzoNobel’s International coatings brand which is supporting the project and providing essential products from their range of leading yacht coatings, to help prepare the boats for the challenge, and ensure the crew enjoy optimum performance.

Stuart Melville, Global Marketing Support Specialist at AkzoNobel, commented: “This is a fantastic challenge for such a worthy charity and we are delighted to be supporting the team as they fulfil the two month journey. Our team will be offering advice and support to ensure the boat is in top condition and the team are ready to conquer the challenge. We are looking forward to giving them a big welcome at a number of the stops along their journey.”

P/R: Sunseeker to recruit over 200 skilled staff in UK

June 21, 2016

Written by Rachael Steele

Popular luxury yacht manufacturing company Sunseeker has announced plans to increase its staff at its UK headquarters and main assembly facility in Poole, Dorset.  Originally looking to recruit 100 new employees, that figure has more than doubled to ensure its future models for 2016 onwards to ensure timely delivery and outstanding quality.

The following is a press release from Sunseeker International.

Press Release

SUNSEEKER TO RECRUIT 225 NEW SKILLED STAFF AT ITS UK MANUFACTURING FACILITIES

Sunseeker International has announced that it is now looking to recruit 225 new skilled staff, an increase on its original plan for 100 new employees to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2016. The new roles will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including Carpentry, Plumbing and Electrical, Boat Building, plus Engineering trades including Mechanical Engineering, and Composites – GRP Laminating and GRP Finishing.

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Successful Candidates will be based at Sunseeker’s Poole headquarters and will be instrumental in helping to build boats like the stunning 116 Yacht above.

Commenting on the recruitment drive, Sunseeker’s CEO Phil Popham said: “We are pleased to announce these recruitment plans which give a clear signal of the positive times ahead at Sunseeker. We have a clear and robust business plan to invest in long term growth and sustainable success, backed by our majority shareholder Wanda Group whose stable ownership and strong financial backing enables us to plan and invest for the future. Our forward order book for 2016 and beyond is looking very strong, currently up 55% over the same period last year.

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‘Come and join the family of over 5000 employees worldwide that help to make Sunseeker the inspirational brand that it is.’

Expanding our highly skilled workforce is a key part of our planned investment, and with the introduction of a number of new boat lines in 2016 we are able to recruit 225 new skilled staff to support future growth. This recruitment drive is underway and will conclude in the first half of the year, bringing our total employee number to around 2,150.”

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With 17 stunning models currently being built by Sunseeker, they are constantly striving to bring innovation and new ideas to the marine industry.

Sunseeker 116 Superyacht Splashes in UK

May 25, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

The very first Sunseeker 116 superyacht by the renowned UK yacht builder, Sunseeker International was launched and is ready to undertake her sea trials. The hull number of Sunseeker 116 represents an evolution of the already established and popular Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht and provides deluxe accommodation in five cabins.

SUNSEEKER 116 SUPERYACHT

SUNSEEKER 116 SUPERYACHT

The accommodation consists of a spacious and elegant master stateroom with full-height windows, as well as four addition guest suites, also with larger windows. Her main characteristics include an optional raised pilot house, extended flybridge and a new aft deck transom moulding with plenty of seating.

The very spacious garage can host a Williams 625 yacht tender and two two-seater Seadooo jet skis, in addition to a great selection of water toys. A Jacuzzi located on the bow is a great place to unwind while the surrounding sun pads are great for relaxation and lounging.

SUNSEEKER CHARTER YACHTS

Luxury motor yachts by Sunseeker are very popular with yacht charterers from around the world, offering great on board space, understated luxury, comfort and plenty of areas to unwind, both in and out. CharterWorld offers a large selection of these superb yachts and we list many of them on our website here: SUNSEEKER YACHTS AVAILABLE FOR CHARTER VACATIONS, however for a full list and availability we suggest you contact our professional brokers.

Three Days Until the Ultra-Luxurious London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show 2016

May 02, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

A true extravaganza of luxury items and services is to take place in London just in three days! The London Yacht Jet and Prestige Car Show is set to open its doors from 4th May to 6th May at Old Billingsgate, in London EC3.

Fashion and Yachts at LYJAPCS

Fashion and Yachts at LYJAPCS

When is comes to the world of superyachts the show will feature a number of prominent luxury yacht builders including Lurssen Yachts – the builders of the largest luxury mega yacht in the world – AZZAM, moreover Blohm & Voss, Nobiskrug, Fincantieri, Amels, Abeking & Rasmussen, Westport or the Italian Azimut Yachts amongst others.

Yachts at 2015 LYJAPCS

Yachts at 2015 LYJAPCS

Superyacht and enthusiasts of the world of luxury will have to opportunity to indulge in a Prestige Car display which will include the astonishing Spano GTA Supercar, custom made Bugattis, Ferraris, McLarens, Astons, Lamborghinis, Noble, Mercedes and many other vehicles, including motorbikes on parade.

Car Exhibition 2015

Car Exhibition 2015

Net Jets (EJME),Sikorky, PlaneSayling, Castle Air plus some of the world’s finest jet brokerage and charter companies such as Xclusive Jet Charter and Management and Private Jet Charter will also be presents.

Private Jets

Private Jets

In addition, the finest real estate in London will also be presents with Harrods as well as stunningtime pieces and jewellery from UlysseNardine andSenturion amongst others, will offer sparkle to the show alongside exclusive Fashion Shows showcasing some of Britain’s top fashion designers.

Time Pieces at 2015 Show

Time Pieces at 2015 Show

PRESTIGE LONDON 2016 &
THE LONDON YACHT JET & PRESTIGE CAR SHOW 2016
4th – 6th May
Old Billingsgate, London EC3

Situated just 300m away in the fabulous setting of St Katharine Docks, next door to the ancient Tower of London, London On-Water will present some of Britain’s most well-known and finest yachting brands, including Princess, Sunseeker, Fairline, Oyster and Spirit, who will rub shoulders with other fabulous yachts and boats, not to mention the world launch of the futuristic ‘Glider Yachts’. With the Queen’s Row Barge, Gloriana, situated in the East Dock, even more prestige cars, including Tesla, on Marble Quay and a range of fantastic food outlets all around, London On-Water is set to be an extraordinary Show in its own right.

LONDON ON-WATER 2016
Wednesday 4th – Saturday 7th May 2016
St Katharine Docks, London E1

Don’t Miss Sunseeker in BBC TWO’s ‘Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection’

April 13, 2016

Written by Eva Belanyiova

Following ten months of filming, UK’s Sunseeker International will be starring in BBC TWO’s exclusive documentary film ‘Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection’ to be aired on Friday 15th April at 9pm. The documentary follows the construction of of Sunseeker’s 131 Yacht ZOZO right through to her launch.

Sunseeker 131Y - BBC Two Britains Biggest Superyachts - Chasing perfection

Sunseeker 131Y – BBC Two Britains Biggest Superyachts – Chasing perfection

The documentary will showcase never-seen-before behind-the-scenes footage of the entire build process of the 131 superyacht, from the concept stage, right through to her final delivery. ZOZO allowed her owner to customise each element of the interior design and layout thanks to Sunseeker’s one-of-a-kind ‘Bespoke’ service, which is brought to attention in the documentary.

In addition to capturing the construction process in its Dorset shipyard, filming also took place during boat shows in the latter half of 2015 and at the London Boat Show this year, where we will be able to see a number of members of the Sunseeker world-class team appear in this fascinating one hour programme.

Don’t forget to tune in to see the documentary this Friday and if you have been captured by the quality and craftsmanship of Sunseeker’s superyachts, and would like to charter one for your next holiday, feel free to contact us or browse through Sunseeker charter yachts.