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Charter stylish superyacht Ata Rangi in the South Pacific

September 14, 2017

Written by Rachael Steele

27m/90ft luxury yacht ATA RANGI is ready for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific region.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Built by Viking Yachts

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Built by Viking Yachts

Built by Viking Yachts in 2013, her collection of water toys makes her ideal for discovering the amazing variety of wildlife just below the surface, while her impeccably maintained modern interiors have everything for relaxing and entertaining in comfort and style.

Designed for sport fishing, M/Y ATA RANGI has balanced interior and exterior deck space and is capable of up to 30 knots, ensuring that you spend as much time at each destination as possible.

Motor yacht ATA RANGI - Salon

Motor yacht ATA RANGI – Salon

David Lucas gives the main salon timeless charm using a neutral palette that is enhanced by the abundance of natural light from the surrounding windows.

Guests will never miss a moment of the incredible seascapes of New Zealand while spending time with hobbies and relaxing on the plush sofas, and whether visiting the waterfalls of Milford Sound on the South Island or the bird watcher’s paradise of Great Barrier Island north east of Auckland.

In the evenings, the back-lit bar enhances the ambient setting and provides an excellent selection of spirits for guest refreshment while dining in the cosy alcove seating.

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Skylounge aboard M/Y ATA RANGI

Above, the skylounge shares the same space as the helm and adds a quiet retreat for private conversation while surrounded by elevated views.

For the best views on board out in the open air, the top deck there is seating located beside the helm station that adds a serene setting for relaxation and conversation out in the open air.

Out on deck, the aft seating offers a comfortable spot for relaxation in the fresh air and the shade, while the extensive foredeck is ideal for a laid-back afternoon of sunbathing or fishing.

There is a choice selection of water toys available and the collection includes:

  • 2 x surf boards
  • 2 x paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • water skis
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • fishing gear
Luxury yacht ATA RANGI - Master suite

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI – Master suite

The accommodation sleeps 6 guests over 3 cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 double cabins convertible to twins. The professional crew of 4 will ensure that everyone on board has an amazing charter experience in a region with vastly varying habitats and plenty of sights to visit.

Luxury yacht ATA RANGI is available for charter in New Zealand and the surrounding South Pacific Region from $46,000 USD per week plus expenses. Contact CharterWorld for more information and to make a booking in this incredible destination.

Winning yacht refits at 2016 Refit Excellence Awards

February 02, 2016

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The first day of the 2016 Refit International Exhibition & Conference in Florida’s Fort Lauderdale was marked by the first annual Refit Excellence Awards. Winners were the yacht teams behind STARFLITE, ENIGMA XK, AXIA and QUITEÑA.

Beautifully refitted Enigma XK - Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Beautifully refitted Enigma XK – Photo by Guillaume Plisson

Nominated by Jarrett Bay Boatworks, STARLITE received the award in the “Best Poweryacht Refit between 50 and 100 Feet” category. This 54-foot custom sportfisherman was originally built in 1999. Owned by Jarrett Bay Boatworks’ company president, Randy Ramsey, and captained by Joey Johnson, STARFLITE underwent a two-year refit between April 2013 and May 2015.

Nominated by Atlantic Refit Center, ENIGMA XK won the award for “Best Poweryacht Refit Over 100 Feet“. The yard converted the military patrol vessel NORNA into the explorer yacht ENIGMA XK. Designed by Philippe Briand and Veerel Battiau of Vitruvius Yachts, the refit included superstructure modifications and an interior transformation that resulted in a luxury vessel for 12 guests and 23 crew. There was a complete overhaul of the two main 3000-kW Ruston engines, new 500-kW generators, a new air-conditioning system, new sprinkler system and new bridge.

Re-launch of Axia at Front Street Shipyard

Re-launch of Axia at Front Street Shipyard

The award for “Best Sailing Yacht Refit” went to charter yacht AXIA, nominated by Front Street Shipyard. This Sparkman & Stephens-designed 123-foot aluminum vessel was originally built in 1990 by Palmer Johnson. Her owner worked with Langan Design Partners to enhance the boat’s performance in hopes that AXIA would win the St. Bart’s Bucket in 2015. Langan Design Partners developed plans for a new fin keel and high-aspect spade rudder, and the work was carried out by Front Street Shipyard. With a new keel poured by Mars Metal, the crew at Front Street Shipyard removed the old shallow-draft keel and refit AXIA with a high-performance deep keel in a very tight time frame. Following her refit, AXIA went on to win her class in the 2015 St. Bart’s Bucket. Last autumn saw AXIA undergo a follow-up refit at Front Street Shipyard to receive new engines and generators.

The award for “Best Accomplishment for a Yacht Refit” was presented to QUITEÑA, submitted by Saunders Yachtworks. In 2014, the 62-foot Viking Convertible QUITEÑA was the perfect boat for sportfishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks to a major refit at Saunders Yachtworks, QUITEÑA became the perfect boat for fishing in the Pacific Ocean.

“Today’s complex yacht refits are multi-faceted and require a cohesive team to be successful. The Refit Excellence Awards give the industry the opportunity to honor those teams,” commented Jim Miller, show manager of Refit International Exhibition & Conference and publisher of Professional BoatBuilder magazine. “All of the winners demonstrated both exceptional craftsmanship and outstanding teamwork.”

Nominations for the 2017 Refit Excellence Awards will open late this summer. There is no entry fee, nor limit to the number of entries. Next year’s winners will be once again presented during the Refit International Exhibition & Conference, running from January 26 to 27, 2017.

Second Viking 75 Yacht to be showcased at Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show 2015

September 30, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Boasting a long heritage in building motor yachts, Viking has proudly announced that the second Viking 75 yacht was a big attraction at their dealer meeting in Atlantic City. The all-new Viking 75 motor yacht Hull no. 2 is now expected to be showcased at the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, opening its doors at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center on November 5.

Second Viking 75 Yacht at Viking's dealer meeting in Atlantic City - Image credit to Viking Yacht Company

Second Viking 75 Yacht at Viking’s dealer meeting in Atlantic City – Image credit to Viking Yacht Company

The shipyard’s iconic craftsmanship can be found throughout the second Viking 75 yacht. In the salon, for instance, the high gloss walnut joinery exhibits comprehensive attention to detail and complements the William Bales Company’s interior appointments. The dining area is a formal affair, an inviting feature normally found aboard larger yachts. The galley is well equipped with professional grade appliances and abundant stowage. Forward of the galley, a pair of lounges allow guests to spread out and relax while enjoying the view underway or dockside.

Accommodation aboard Viking 75 luxury yacht Hull no. 2 is provided in a full-beam master suite with a king-size bed, a flat screen television, hull-side windows and a spacious head and shower. Three additional staterooms forward, as well as a pair of staterooms aft for crew offer comfortable accommodation to 12.

The climate controlled enclosed bridge helm of the second Viking 75 yacht boasts a sophisticated electronics package from the shipyard’s subsidiary Atlantic Marine Electronics, which allows a turnkey delivery of this lovely yacht. In addition to serving as a second salon, the enclosed bridge also offers the convenience of a private aft deck.

Viking’s unparalleled mechanical installations include chilled water air conditioning, a hydraulic bow thruster and windlass, a pair of generators, a Seakeeper gyro stabilizer, as well as the yard’s proprietary VIPER (Viking Independent Programmable Electro-hydraulic Rudder) steering system. Caterpillar, MAN and MTU engine packages are available.

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Lovely Viking 76 Convertible Motor Yacht ZEUS underway

September 29, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

The lovely Viking 76 Convertible motor yacht ZEUS was spotted underway by ‘ZipZapPower‘, while leaving the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, annually hosted by the glamorous Miami yacht holiday destination, nestled in Florida. IK Yacht Design were responsible for the stylish interiors of the 2012-launched luxury yacht ZEUS. This striking sport fisher can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests across 4 well appointed staterooms.

Offering comfort, speed and style, the Viking 76 Convertible yacht ZEUS can easily reach an amazing top speed of 35 knots and a cruising speed of 35 knots. Moreover, the vessel is fully equipped for diving and fishing.

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Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Motor Yacht FaLaMe leaves her shed

September 17, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Last week, September 8, 2015 saw the Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge motor yacht FaLaMe leave the shed at the Viking Yacht Company in New Gretna, New Jersey, US, as shows the video below, released by the shipyard. Luxury superyacht FaLaMe can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests across 5 deluxe staterooms.

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Lovely 2016 Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Yacht underway in Miami, Florida

September 16, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Built by the well known US shipyard Viking, the lovely 2016 Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge yacht was spotted by ‘ZipZapPower’ in the beautiful Florida yacht holiday location – Miami, while leaving the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. Featuring an eye-catching light blue hull, motor yacht Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge boasts the same striking lines and style of the open bridge version.

More charter yachts built by Viking can be found here.

New Viking 92 Convertible Motor Yacht Hull 92104

May 29, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

US shipyard, Viking Yachts, is currently working on another flagship Viking 92 Convertible vessel – motor yacht Hull 92104, following the last year’s launch of her sister ship, the gorgeous SCOOTER yacht. The yard has released a timelapse video below, showing superyacht Hull no. 92104 during her first position as she enters Stage 1, Mechanical/Electrical assembly. Here is where her engines are dropped in and mounted, electrical wiring harness are placed, mechanical components set up and staterooms installed.

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Video: Viking 82 Convertible Sportfish motor yacht MUSTANG SALLY

February 26, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Built by the US shipyard Viking Yacht Company, motor yacht Mustang Sally is a magnificent Viking 82 Convertible Sportfish vessel, launched in 2009. Designed by Aileen Rodriguez, the beautiful and elegant interiors of superyacht Mustang Sally can comfortably sleep up to 8 guests. Below is a video showing Mustang Sally underway, released by ‘ZipZapPower’.

Video: Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible Yacht SCOOTER

February 26, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Viking Yacht Company has released an amazing video below, presenting their flagship, the lovely Viking 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible yacht Scooter, a made in America, revolutionary design, where advanced engineering and style combine with excellent performance and tournament prowess. An inspiring expression of Viking’s exemplary craftsmanship, the 92 Convertible motor yacht Scooter represents a definitive benchmark in the storied history of this prominent US shipyard. 

Since 1964 Viking has followed an unyielding mantra to build a better boat every day. This commitment to focus on challenging themselves to design and build the best has led them to lead the industry with the world’s most eminently regarded fleet of luxurious, blue-water convertible sportfishing yachts. As a family owned and operated business, their resolve is deeply rooted within their skilled and talented workforce, their dealer network, and most importantly all of their Viking yacht owners who share their quest.

Video: Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Sport Motor Yacht FA LA ME leaving Miami Boat Show 2015

February 25, 2015

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

Luxury motor yacht FA LA ME is a lovely Viking 70 Enclosed Bridge Sport fisherman, launched by the well known US shipyard Viking in 2012. Below is a video showing the Viking Sportfish yacht FA LA ME as she leaves this year’s Miami Boat Show, which was hosted by the fantastic Florida yacht charter destination – Miami earlier this month. The video has been published by ‘ZipZapPower’.