Showing posts with label Super Yacht. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Super Yacht. Show all posts

July 14, 2024

New Model: Bilgin 50 meter Series 163

Bilgin Yachts proudly announces the launch at its headquarters of West Istanbul Marima of the 50-meter 163 yacht super yacht.  Bilgin Yachts' first launch of 2024 signified the second launch of the 163 series, with the first hull launched in 2023. Bilgin's 164 showcases a level of luxury and innovation while reinforcing the Turkish builder dedication to excellence.  With exterior design and naval architecture by Unique Yacht Design, complemented by the interior expertise of Hot Lab, Bilgin 163 embodies a harmonious fusion of aesthetics and functionality. Berkay Yılmaz, the Commercial Director of Bilgin Yachts describes the interior of Bilgin 163 as modern, luxurious and elegant, with  a sleek, sporty and elegant exterior design with huge exterior space throughout the vessel including large beach club with sauna included. You can spend time in a number of different areas on the yacht for numerous entertainment experiences.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.95 m (163ft)
Beam - 9.25 m
Draft - 2.60 m
Displacement - 499 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 55,000 l
Water Capacity - 11,000 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats 1450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - sixteen knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - 5000 nautical miles at cruise 
Project - Unique Yacht Design exterior and naval architecture, Hot Lab interior

July 13, 2024

Project: Admiral Quaranta

The Admiral Quaranta project is developed in collaboration between the Monaco-based studio The A Group and The Italian Sea Group Centro Stile for a forty meter semi-production super yacht, while maintaining the brand’s distinctive and elegant design lines.  The style of the exterior lines is contemporary and modern, but without any excesses with curved, sharp or soft lines alternate with more distinct and marked straight lines which provide an elegant and timeless character to the overall aesthetic.  Thanks to its shallow draft, and a flexible internal layout easily adaptable to diverse owner preferences, the Admiral Quaranta is a super yacht ideal to cruise in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean sea.  Admiral Quaranta with feature interiors with six guest cabins, two of which are dedicated to the owner; one located on the main deck, and a more spacious one on the upper deck.  The later with exclusive access from an off-center external staircase, giving maximum privacy and ample outdoor spaces entirely dedicated to the owner.  On the main deck, a large salon houses the living-dining area and a technologically advanced game area.  Three expansive full-height windows frame the landscape, offering uninterrupted views of the surroundings. Putting guests in close visual communication with the open spaces and ensuring optimal natural lighting.  On the aft deck, a striking full-beam staircase becomes the iconic “signature” element of the yacht.  The conventional platform or “beach club” conceals an additional platform that, smoothly extending like a drawer triples the surface area, allowing sea access typical of larger yachts.  The interiors of this new line are envisioned as an expression of sporty and youthful elegance that dialogues perfectly with the exterior style, with sinuous curves, soft surfaces and sophisticated details create a welcoming, relaxed, and luxuriously discreet atmosphere.  With a view to eco-sustainability, the Admiral Quaranta is aluminum build for less weight to minimize fuel consumption, with twin Man 1429hp giving a top speed up to fifteen knots and a cruise of twelve.

July 6, 2024

New Launch: Lurssen 82m Project Cali

Lürssen is proud to announce the successful delivery of m/y Haven, known during construction as Project Cali.  This custom 82 meter super yacht departed Lurssen's ship yard on seventeen June 2024 to embark on her maiden voyage. The concept and exterior design of Haven were developed in-house at Lürssen by Jim Robert Sluijter. Haven features a low profile with long, elegant, feminine lines that sweep from bow to stern, lending her a touch of majestic athleticism. Key to her design are sinuous concave patterns that run across her superstructure, reflecting the movement of waves when the sun is in the right position. Her sleek exterior is balanced by a contemporary interior, created by the British studio RWD. The choice of materials is natural and pure, while the design itself features asymmetrical shapes and a dynamic layout. Haven has a length overall of 82 metres and a beam of 12.5 metres, placing her among the world’s largest tri-deck superyachts afloat today. She was built for an experienced Owner with an active lifestyle and a clear vision for their vessel: generous outdoor space, a family-oriented layout, and storage for water toys and diving gear. Highlights include a 300-square-metre sun deck with a 2.5-metre ceiling height and moveable windbreak panels, and a generous beach club with single-step sea terraces and a seamless connection to the sea. While Lürssen will always collaborate with the world’s leading design houses, having an in-house team at Lürssen is an additional value-added offering for our clients. Havan underscores Lürssen’s commitment to placing its Owners first and highlights its versatility as a custom superyacht builder attributes that position the shipbuilder at the forefront of the industry.
Technical Data:
LOA - 82 m (269ft)
Beam - 12.5 m 
Draft - 3.5 m
Displacement- 2130 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, eighteen crew in nine cabins
Project - Lurssen design team Jim Robert Sluijter, RWD interior
Engines - 2 x 
Speed - thirteen knots max, eleven cruise
Construction -  steel hull alumimium super structure
Certification - Llyods 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC UMS

July 5, 2024

Project: Cheoy Lee CLX99

When Cheoy Lee debuted the CLX96 during the 2022 Fort Lauderdale boat show, the head-turning design and function-fit super yacht showed CL Yachts was not only drawing on its 150-year heritage but was also firmly focused on the future. CLX96’s bold styling came as the result of a decision to look outside traditional yacht design inspiration, and that in turn led the Cheoy Lee to Milan-based yacht designer Jozeph Forakis. That decision was instantly validated when Forakis produced a design that centered on function while emphasizing a brilliantly bold form rooted in rugged workboat ethos, the perfect platform for a modern, go-anywhere cruising yacht. Now Cheoy Lee and Forakis have taken their tour-de-force CLX design a step further with the unveiling of CLX99 project. At first glance, it is clear the new CLX99 draws heavily on her sibling, and not just in styling and design DNA. But this is much more than a facelift with the CLX99 is essentially a new model, which takes the core ethos and essence of the striking and functional CLX96 and carries it further into the realm of the superyacht with more interior volume, more external space, more clever design elements, and more features that have been refined for the demands of European and Asian markets. CLX99 bears the clear rugged-yet-finessed workboat-chic of CLX96 that hints at the yacht’s serious cruising capabilities, but stretches the dimensions of every facet which in turn has created all new areas and opportunities to enhance the general arrangement. The main deck benefits from a two-metre extension, which has led to a reorganisation of the interior space. The lower deck has also been revised and redesigned, with the standard version of CLX99 offering five generous staterooms that include a large, full-beam master suite, two VIP doubles forward, and two guest twin/double cabins, all ensuite. The crew area, located aft between the engine room and the aft bulkhead of the master which means insulation from technical noise from the owner, has also been extended and reconfigured to accommodate up to five crew members, making CLX99 highly suitable for fully crewed charter operations. In addition, clients can opt for a main deck master suite in place of the forward dining and observation lounge, while retaining five suites on the lower deck for a total of twelve guests. Up top, the sundeck, sky lounge and flybridge helm have all been modified to optimize the proportions and further carrying the CLX range into new realms of luxury. Of course, CLX99 retains the trademark Portuguese Terrace of the CLX96, creating an expansive seating and sun bathing area forward of the bridge that serves as a secondary, elevated bow terrace. But the real transformation has taken place aft of the striking, forward-raked windscreen as the sky lounge is extended by three meters repositioning with the helm station separated from the saloon aft. The sky lounge also retains the up/down opening windows; port, starboard and the aft-bulkhead service bar, a signature feature of her smaller sibling. That essence of bringing the outside in is coupled to a reconfigured aft sundeck for alfresco entertaining and chilling. The aft end has also received a major change, with the aft water-level beach and swim platform now boasting large drop down bulwarks that create generous sea terraces either side. The angular styling has always been about capturing the practicality of workboats and taking luxury into new and exciting directions, including offering guests sensational panoramic views from anywhere in the interior. The underlying ethos toward seaworthiness and reliability has been further enhanced on CLX99 with revisions to the technical space. In addition to the extended hull, styling tweaks and layout enhancements, Forakis has also turned his attention to the interior themes and finishes, drawing on sinuous and sensual curves combined with elementary shapes and ideas inspired by nature and coastlines. One thing is clear, just as CLX96 was conceived for life without compromise, so CLX99 takes an uncompromising look at what life on board a superyacht should be, and delivers that experience in all areas from optimized hull design to optimal interior space planning.

June 29, 2024

New Model: Columbus Atlantique 43m

Columbus are delighted to announce that, following its official delivery of Atlantique 43 M/Y Night Fury II has set sail. The first of three constructions belonging to the Atlantique line due for delivery this summer, steel and aluminium M/Y Night Fury II will be exhibited at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2024. With a volume of 462 GT, exterior and interior design are courtesy of Hot Lab studio and they depict the “Architecture for Voyagers” fundamentals: a balanced combination of stylistic, design and functional elements devoted to the full enjoyment of every single moment spent out at sea. The naval engineering was devised by Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with the Hydro Tec studio. The sailing-yacht style stern of Atlantique 43m is perhaps its most distinctive feature. This area features a central swimming pool surrounded by a C-shape seat facing astern. The transom is very low on the water; with the choice for the aft section to lower to just 50cm above sea level, which combined with the addition of two lateral folding side wings enhances the feeling of direct contact with the sea. The lower deck is endowed with four double cabins; two VIP with private bathroom along the sides and two twins. The forward area of the lower deck is dedicated to the crew and it houses four double cabins, all with bathroom, the crew mess and the laundry. The captain cabin is next to the wheelhouse. The 5.5m tender is at the stern with a garage on the starboard side. The main deck forward has been arranged so as to house both the second tender (rescue boat) and two jet skis. Powered by two 1300hp Cat Acert engines, Columbus Atlantique 43 can reach a maximum speed of fifteen knots, with a cruise of fourteen, and a range up to 3400 nautical miles at twelve knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 43 m (141ft)
Beam - 9.10 m
Draft - 2.40 m
Displacement - 450 t, 462 gt*volume
Fuel Capacity - 53,500 l
Water Capacity - 6000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, or six guests in twelve cabins, 9 crew in 5 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert 1300hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fifteen knots, fourteen cruise, twelve knots long range
Range - 3400 nautical miles at twelve knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull, aluminum super structure
Project - Hot Lab exterior and interior, Palumbo naval architecture

June 28, 2024

Project: Palm Beach PB85

Representing nearly three decades of innovative Palm Beach Motor Yachts design and construction, the PB85 is set to become the new flagship of the renowned global yacht brand.  Entering the Superyacht realm is a natural progression for Palm Beach Motor Yachts, the acclaimed builder established by ocean-racing champion and performance yacht builder, Mark Richards.  Since its founding in 1995, Palm Beach Motor Yachts has garnered international recognition and a devoted following among enthusiasts of technologically advanced, meticulously designed and built, high-performance motor yachts. They are becoming increasingly known for their impressive fuel efficiency and range, consuming less fuel than other yachts in their class.  The Palm Beach PB85 is designed to be available in three exterior versions; Sedan, Extended Flybridge as pictured above, and Skylounge choices.  The interior of the PB85 will offer an upper galley layout, with this getting more space in the Skylounge option as this version does not feature a main deck helm station.  Lower deck accommodation is for three double cabins forward, with two cabins for crew located at midships located in between the engine room and fuel tanks.  The Palm Beach PB85 is to be powered by twin Volvo 1000hp with IPS pod drives and or twin Man 1300hp on line shafts with top speeds up to 26 and 27 knots respectively.  As is usual for Palm Beach the PB85 is whisker light weighing at just 43 tons unloaded, and thanks to this able to give an impressive 700 nautical mile range at 21 knots with the Volvo set up.  Give or take this would be about 8% more with the shafts set up, which is still an impressive number. 

June 22, 2024

New Model: Ferretti Custom Line 50 Navetta

The first all-aluminum super yacht by Custom Line touched the water at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona. The new 50-metre made-to-measure alloy build flagship, Custom Line 50 was titled m/y Asante, debut the Ferretti Group brand in the metal yacht segment under 500 GT. The launch on Saturday June 8 was celebrated with a private ceremony attended by the owner's family and the shipyard’s top management and employees, accompanied by their families. Designed and built entirely from aluminum, with a displacement hull under 499 GT, a length of 49 meters the new Ferretti Custom Line 50 is the result of collaboration between the Product Strategy Department led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Superyachts Division Engineering team. The exterior styling is by Filippo Salvetti, while ACPV Architects of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel designed the made-to-measure interiors, embodying the brand’s values and reinterpreting marine tradition through a contemporary lens. The Ferretti Custom Line 50 extends across four decks, with a layout design centered around the master suite forward on the upper deck. The owner’s stateroom, surrounded by windows that offer a 180-degree view, provides direct access to a large private terrace in the bow, featuring a beautifully spacious and completely private lounge area with sun-pad. The superyacht has four more VIP cabins on the lower deck, accommodating a total of twelve guests on board and nine crew, including the captain whose cabin is located next to the wheelhouse. Multiple features ensure that the owner and his family will have a unique cruising experience. The in-depth study of the yacht’s volumes and the subdivision of the interiors have fine-tuned on-board livability and comfort, offering guests generous convivial spaces along with wellbeing in close contact with the water and a special focus on the owner’s privacy. The interconnection between interiors and exteriors, replicated in all the guest areas and particularly in the lounges on the main and upper decks, which feature large floor-to-ceiling windows and reflective surfaces, enhances the sense of direct contact with the water, creating seamless spatial and visual continuity. The feeling of total immersion in the surrounding marine environment is also amplified by the generous water’s edge beach club, which has direct access to the aft outdoor area on the main deck, fitted out as a private lounge. These two exterior spaces are integrated to perfection by the rectangular pool in the stern.
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.9 m (163.9ft)
Beam - 9.6 m
Draft - 2.2 m
Displacement - 430,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 55,000 l
Water Capacity - 10,000 l
Accommodation - twelve guess in five cabins, nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 1449hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - sixteen knots max, fifteen cruise
Hull Shape - displacement with bulb
Construction - alumimium
Project - Filippo Salvetti exterior, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel interior, Ferretti Group engineering

June 21, 2024

Project: Van Der Valk Project Evo 40m

Van der Valk in the Netherlands has started construction on Project Evo, a completely custom 40-metre superyacht that will be the largest built by the yard to date in terms of length and volume. Its sleek exterior was originally penned by SFG Yacht Design and Fancy by Dada, with Cristiano Gatto Design adding new length and angles to the profile while also creating an exceptionally detailed interior. This all-aluminium blue water super yacht will have a round bilged fast displacement hull and a target top speed of 24 knots.  Project Evo has been ordered by experienced clients who have previously owned a number of high-performance yachts and decided the time had come to create a bespoke yacht for their family. The owners came to Van der Valk, with a team of experts involved in developing the yacht have also included the naval architects from Diana Yacht Design and Ginton Naval Architects. Built to ABS class, Project Evo will also be fully compliant with the latest IMO Tier III emissions regulations.

June 16, 2024

New Launch: Rossinavi 49.90m FR048

Rossinavi has launched hull number FR048 in Pisa, a 49 meters modern looking super yacht titled M/Y Bel1, born from a fruitful collaboration between the Italian shipyard and Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design who is responsible for the exterior design and designer Enrico Gobbi Team for Design from Venice who designed the interior. Rossinavi FR048 was developed with the aim of giving it an innovative, original style and a strong personality, maximizing the breadth of closed volumes and the usability of open areas. Thanks to the high and imposing hull, the very well-integrated superstructure, and the overall softness of the surfaces, the super yacht has a modern and sleek appearance with a profile characterized by the shape of the two large hull openings that bring light to the salon and owner's area, contrasting with the linearity of the superstructure. As is usual Rossinavi they have given great importance to the design of the bow, which has become an iconic element of the yacht. For the aft area, a rather unusual architecture is designed to create ample outdoor spaces arranged on different levels that meet specific functional needs. The staggered decks, continuity, and proximity between the outdoor areas allow the aft portion of the ship to be perceived as a single large open area. The aft mezzanine is positioned midway between the main deck and the upper deck and effectively creates a connection between the two main decks. The main deck cockpit offers great privacy and is ideal for the protected outdoor living area open to the beach area, which, thanks to the foldable sides and the openable aft hatch, transforms the aft into a large terrace overlooking the sea. Thanks to the extension of the superstructure, it was possible to create a sun deck of over 145 square meters, a truly unusual size relative to the size of FR048. The deck has been divided into several functional areas: the aft is intended for sunbathing, the shaded central portion hosts sofas and a bar, and the bow area revolves around the mini-pool. The main deck cockpit includes a dining area that can be protected by sliding glass panels so it can be used even in less favorable weather conditions.  Rossinavi FR048 features a full displacement hull and is fully aluminum build, and powered by twin Cats 1622hp engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 49.90 m (163.7ft)
Beam - 8.88 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 499 GT *volume
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 1622hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - full alumimium
Project - Fulvio de Simoni exterior, Enrico Gobbi Team for Design interior
Certification - Lloyds 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC

June 15, 2024

Project: Alia Yachts 53 Metres Sea Club

Alia Yachts in Antalya, Turkey, has started construction of the 53m Sea Club hull number ALY531. The 499 gross tonnage super yacht’ simple yet sleek exterior design, nearly vertical bow and flexible general arrangement was conceived by Azure Yacht Design and Naval Architecture in the Netherlands. The steel and aluminum Alia 53 meter Sea Club’s stand-out features include a large covered tender bay on main deck, which will accommodate a thirteen meter luxury guest tender, an eight meter crew tender, a submarine, two wave-runners, two sailing dinghies and two sailing catamarans. Utility is the yacht’s primary vocation wrapped in an innovative package that includes a fully certified Heli-deck and a fifty squared meters storage area on the lower deck, where a complete inflatable waterpark will be stored in addition to other toys. A special area onboard is the water sport centre, a showroom space for storing diving gear equipment, sea-bobs, various surfboards and electric bicycles, where guests can prepare for their adventures. In addition, the yacht is equipped with two guest cabins, one large master cabin and luxurious relaxation areas where guests can take it easy after their water activities. The bridge deck and sundeck, for example, are ideal for parties and social events. The yacht can accommodate up to ten guests and twelve crew members. Currently Alia Yachts has six custom super yachts under construction from thirty to sixty meters and deliveries going into 2025.

June 8, 2024

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche RJ 102

Cantiere delle Marche has in mid February signed the sale of an RJ 102 to another Australian owner, marking its fifth new build sale in less to a quarter of the year 2024. The RJ 102 is the latest addition to the RJ family, developed in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski. As of today Cantiere delle Marche has delivered one RJ 130 titled Nuri, and two RJ 115; Stellamar and Pazienza. Exteriors and interiors of these yachts are designed by Paszkowski with the upcoming RJ 155, the line’s flagship currently in built in Ancona, will feature sophisticated interior envisioned by Achille Salvagni. The RJ 102 profile is well-proportioned, sleek and elegant, underlined by an array of exquisite design details, from the sinuously curved stern to the slightly recessed windows, and the gently flared bow. The yacht will have a length over all of 31 meters and a beam of seven meters. The Owner asked for a four guest cabins layout with a multi-functional room that can turn into a fifth guest cabin. Owners and guest spaces are spread over two decks with an immense, partially shaded Upper/wheelhouse deck where to enjoy all sort of en plein air activities. The yacht encourages indeed outdoor living and a glance at the layout reveals that the exterior areas take the lion’s share while cozy interior spaces, which this time are designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta, are meant to provide the utmost comfort to the owner and his guests.

June 2, 2024

Project: CRN 67m Project 146

Ferretti Group bespoke brand CRN announces the contract signing for a new steel and aluminium vessel with a length overall of 67 metres. Assigned hull number 146, the yacht’s design, naval architecture, engineering and construction are all fully customised. The client is represented by brokers Moran Yacht and Ship who are also the Owner’s representative and project management team. The New Construction Team negotiated the building contract, drew up the technical specifications, and will supervise the entire build. CRN Project 146 blends the shipyard’s design and build quality with the expertise and creativity of Italian architects Nuvolari Lenard, who developed the concept for the exterior styling and interiors. Sleek, streamlined exterior lines imbue this super yacht with an elegant aesthetic, reflecting the owner’s vision and requirements. Standout features include spacious outdoor entertainment spaces, a dive center and an extensive beach club with plenty of water toys for guests. The upper deck will host a touch-and-go helipad. CRN Project 146 has a state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion system for greater energy efficiency and significantly reduced fuel consumption. The shipyard continues to work towards conscious and sustainable yacht design, entailing first and foremost the development of energy recovery solutions and proper sizing of the ship’s equipment. The yacht is fitted with a heat recovery system that uses the thermal energy from the generators to heat the water in the pools, the water boilers and the deck washing system, helping reduce fuel consumption. A perfect combination of innovation and the finest craftsmanship, this is the 10th creation in CRN’s partnership with Nuvolari Lenard, the design studio that has worked on iconic, history-making superyachts since 2001, designing and styling both interior and exterior spaces. Another three full-custom CRN superyachts are currently being built at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard, the multi-brand hub in Ancona: 67m CRN Project Maranello, 85m CRN project 144, and 70m CRN Project Thunderball, along with two 50m Ferretti Custom Line, two Pershing 140, two Riva 54 metri, and 26 other fiberglass Ferretti Custom Line super yachts from thirty to 45 meters.

May 24, 2024

New Launch: Van Der Valk Pilot 34m Hull no. WV0140

Wim Van Der Valk continue to launch interesting and innovative custom super yachts in thirty meters plus sizes build of alloy. This latest launched super yacht hull number WV0140 comes in a 34 meter size, for for a new custom-series called Pilot. Designed by Cor D. Rover, this contemporary explorer has an exceptional for its size 294 Gross Tonnage of volume. The client for this bespoke build extended the length to maximize interior space and create something unique in her size. Blending robust and masculine proportions with an abundance of curves, this three-deck superyacht has a self-contained pilothouse and raked bridge windows reminiscent of a commercial vessel. Together with the car-inspired air grills, this first Pilot is a tribute to the skill of Van der Valk’s alumimium shapers and welders.  Large windows and a glass ‘eye’ on the bridge deck are united with partitions and black-painted superstructure surfaces that look like glass. The rest of the livery is in a castle tan and stark white palette chosen by the owner. Van der Valk talented exterior paint crew ensured perfect straight lines on a perfect curved shape on the first vessel we’ve delivered under American Bureau of Shipping rules. Note too the large balconies for the main deck master and lower deck VIP. The aft platform also has two foldout balconies that double the area close to the water and make it into a nice beach club. A transformer platform and full aft lazarette for a Williams tender and three-person wave runner will boost the watersport fun.  This Van der Valk custom Pilot 34m offers an abundance of outside deck space. The aft deck features a large dining table and circular seating, each easily accommodating ten people. A large wet bar with BBQ is located on the bridge deck aft, with sacrificial air conditioning installed for use in the hottest climates. Twin MTU 1946hp give the Pilot 34m a top speed of 21 knots, with a fast cruise up to nineteen knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.04 m (111.6ft)
Waterline Length - 33.3 m
Beam - 7.62 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 294 gross tonnage *volume
Fuel Capacity - 25,000 l
Water Capacity - 2600 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V2000 M99L 1946hp
Propulsion - line shaft with five bladed fixed pitch propellers
Speed - 21 knots max, nineteen knots cruise
Hull Shape - fast displacement round bilge
Construction - H321 alumimium 4.5mn for hull and super structure
Project - Cor D. Rover exterior and interior, Ginton and Diana for naval architecture
Certification - ABS A1 yachting service, AMS  

May 18, 2024

New Launch: Benetti 62m FB283

Benetti has in January 26th launched in a private ceremony FB283, a 62-meter full custom super yacht with a steel hull and an alumimium superstructure, tailor made for the owner like a bespoke suit. Signing off the entire project from a blank sheet of paper was Giorgio Cassetta, author of the exteriors and interiors, with hull lines and naval architecture by Van Oossanen. The Owner had expressed the desire for a yacht with four fundamental characteristics: speed, silence, long range and guaranteed fun for the family, and so it was: Benetti has built a yacht that makes the customer’s dream come true in every way, by tailoring it according to their desires, exactly like a bespoke suit. This was facilitated by the close and profitable relationship established between the yard, the project team, the designer and the owner, who was represented by Nicola Nicolai from Nicolai Yacht Consulting and Project Management, acting as advisor prior to the purchase and managing the entire construction process as owner’s representative and project manager. FB283’s exterior styling features extremely elegant lines, with a sleek bow and a stern sloping down towards the water’s surface, combined with the FDHF fast displacement hull meticulously researched by Benetti and Van Oossanen Naval Architects to deliver excellent performance. FB283 has a maximum speed of 21 knots and a range that makes it possible to cruise for long distances without stopping. Cassetta and his Rome based studio created a masterpiece of harmony, they have successfully conquered the art of purification to the essential and achieved the desired smoothness of surfaces. This coherence in lines can be seen as one of the studio’s trademarks. They deal away with unnecessary disturbances on the exterior design to leave the bare minimum of openings and gaps in the otherwise continuous surfaces. Seen from any angle, the yacht invites the viewer to run an invisible hand over the surfaces, smooth as a rock polished by a river. Deck fittings such as the massive oval capping rails, natural teak panels and solid wood and stone furniture give the vessel a “super yacht” feel rarely found on an Italian build of this size. Being entrusted by the Owner with both exterior and interior design, Cassetta added striking details to interface the two, such as the magnificent 6 x 2 meter uninterrupted windows on both main deck and upper deck. With a focus on comfort and conviviality, FB283 has been created with family life front and center, so there are plenty of storage areas offering space for all kinds of water toys and equipment for having fun in the water, including diving gear. Located forward on the upper deck, the garage is a veritable cathedral, with a side door and the space to contain a 10-meter tender, two jet skis and a second tender. A touch and go helicopter platform makes sure the owner and guests can reach the yacht whatever the location. FB283 construction process started during the 2020 lockdown period and as a result the yard made use of innovative and functional solutions. Thanks to the 3D technology used to develop the entire project, internal video calls to keep the owner constantly updated, and completely new working methods and timings, Benetti has once again expressed its full potential, showing that it can capitalize on its know-how and on winning production and engineering processes to breathe life into a one-of-a-kind Full Custom yacht. The capabilities and dedication demonstrated by the shipyard are the values that the owner appreciated most.
Technical Data:
LOA - 62.04 m (203.5ft)
Beam - 10.5 m
Draft - 2.95 m
Displacement - 800 t loaded
Fuel Capacity - 91,369 l
Water Capacity - 16,162 l
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, fifteen crew in nine cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000M93L 3507hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - 21 knots max, twenty knots fast cruise
Hull Shape - Fast Displacement Hull Form
Construction - steel hull alumimium super structure
Project - Giorgio Casetta exterior and interior, Van Oossanen naval architect
Certification - American Bureau of Shipping A1

May 10, 2024

New Model: Vicem 95 Cruiser

Vicem has at the end of 2023 launched the first 95 Cruiser, a traditional inspired looking super yacht built for a discerning Australian client. Initially announced as the 93 Cruiser model, the highly customized 95 Cruiser constitutes a worthy addition to the celebrated Cruiser line, which runs from 20 up to 32 meters in length. Across her two decks plus flybridge, the new 95 Cruiser showcases the design DNA that has made Vicem yachts instantly recognizable. From the spacious flybridge and well-shaded aft cockpit to the high-quality interior finish, she is every inch a Vicem. Currently heading to Australia, the Vicem 95 Cruiser will make its first public appearance in the Spring 2024 Sanctuary Cove boat show, in the Gold Coast.  Build in cold molding and titled Empire, the first Vicem 95 Cruiser distinct itself by the large flybridge which takes two-thirds of the yacht length and is covered for over half of its length by a hard-top. The interior offers a main deck with an open plan dining-galley-living area, with an open plan kitchen with breakfast deck area, and a day head.  The forward part of the lower deck is all reserved for guests, with a full midships owners stateroom with his and her bathrooms and shared central shower.  Located aft is the crew accommodation accessed from the bathing platform and through port side from the main deck, offering two cabins which share a shower head and a lobby with an L-shaped dinette and small kitchen.  The Vicem 95 Cruiser is powered by twin MTU 1600hp for top speeds up to nineteen knots.     
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.12 m (95.6ft)
Hull Length - 27.1 m
Beam - 7.02 m
Draft - 1.70 m
Displacement - 
Fuel Capacity - 16,277 l
Water Capacity - 2080 l
Max Persons - twelve
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10V 2000M96L 1600hp
Propulsion - line shaft 
Speed - nineteen knots max, three cruise
Construction - cold molded mahogany with West System Epoxy
Project - Vicem Yachts team Yusuf Altundasar hull and Denis Somnez
Certification - CE A

May 4, 2024

Project: ISA Yachts Unica 40M

ISA Yachts announces the sale and the start of costruction for the new 40-metre project Unica, a semi-displacement and full-aluminum superyacht with a draft of just over two meters. This super yacht fruit of the collaboration between the talented designer Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design and the famed technical department of Palumbo Superyachts, redefines the standards of excellence. ISA Unica 40M stands out right from its name that means unique specimen, without any equal in the international yachting industry. Based on the analysis of what the current market has to offer in terms of innovation, design, functional solutions and volume optimization, the project was developed creating its own unique trends. Among its main competitive advantages this super yacht can boast highly functional spaces or more generous volumes compared to other similar sized yachts. The length of the exterior decks and the large windows are just an example. The exterior design is fluid, with empty and full spaces chasing each other, creating a bonding and harmonious balance with the water. The lines flow towards both the bow and the stern, giving the profile a natural dynamism even in the presence of expansive superstructures. One of the objectives was to provide guests on board with a clear view of the surroundings, making the whole project look just as visually connected. The design is emphasized by a careful study of the lighting, which highlights the profiles and generates a glossy and welcoming atmosphere. The stern is a true haven of pleasure, it is distributed over three levels sloping towards the sea and has an attractive sunbathing area, a swimming pool and an infinity cockpit where the glass balustrade allows for an uninterrupted view. The interiors have been designed to guarantee maximum on-board comfort but above all to optimize every need. The owner’s area, located forward of the main deck, includes an office and a lounge with vanity, a double walk-in wardrobe and a bathroom with two sinks. In addition, there is a sliding door to separate the bed from the rest of the area so as to ensure maximum privacy. The large side windows are impressive and allow natural light to flood the cabin. Two are the lunch and dinner zones, a more formal one on the main deck and a second one with a round table on the upper deck cockpit. Both decks are also equipped with living and relaxation spaces. Another distinctive feature of the project is certainly the large bow surface on the upper deck which boasts a sunbathing area and a space for entertainment. The fly deck is incredibly spacious thanks to its almost sixteen meters length and it includes two sunbathing areas, one at stern and the other one at bow, a lounge with sofa and armchairs, a dining table, a bar with stools and a round Jacuzzi. Below deck there are four double guest suites, three of which are VIP with double beds and one guest with twin beds, all with private bathroom. Crew accommodation caters for seven members and the captain’s cabin located next to the pilot house. The propulsion system includes 2 MTU engines with 1920hp each, capable of propelling the vessel up to a maximum speed of twenty knots and enabling a cruising speed of fifteen, with a possible range over 4,000 nautical miles at a speed of twelve knots.

April 26, 2024

Project: Cantiere Delle Marche Deep Blue 115

Cantiere delle Marche has sold and starting construction of its first Deep Blue 115 model. The Deep Blue 115, designed by Horacio Bozzo stands as a remarkable successor to her predecessor, the 43m Acala, whose acclaim at prestigious events like the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows, along with her recognition at the World Superyacht Award, paved the way for her evolution into the successful Deep Blue series and it becoming the 141 model. With a robust steel hull, boasting a gross tonnage of 299, the Deep Blue 115 mirrors Acala in both character and amenities. At 35 meters in length with a beam of over seven meters, Deep Blue 115 is to be powered by twin Caterpillar 715hp each, a very modest power which aims to give low fuel consumption and a remarkable range. Axis Group Yacht Design has been entrusted to develop both naval architecture and engineering of the yacht. Cantiere delle Marche Deep Blue 115 offers accommodation for ten guests in five cabins, with the owner stateroom on the main deck forward and four guest suites on the Lower deck. A crew of seven will take care of managing the yacht and attending to the guests’ welfare. The Deep Blue 115 has a traditional layout with two salons, on the main and upper deck, a large galley on the Main deck, guest accommodations on the Lower deck, and plenty of outdoor areas on all decks. Among the yacht’s main features worth mentioning is the large swimming pool on the main deck aft with a tank to store the treated water while underway, a tender garage opening on the port side, openable sliding doors equipped with pneumatic gasketing on both sides of the main salon, a foldable terrace to starboard next to the dining area. Insulation to lower both the already exceptional noise and vibration levels has been improved to grant an incredible comfort and speech privacy in most interior areas. The whole AV/IT systems of the Deep Blue 115 are to be engineered by Videoworks: another yachting excellence from the Marche region, while the interior, envisioned by Giorgio M. Cassetta, promises to captivate and enchant with a subtle elegance made of silent details.

April 20, 2024

New Model: Sanlorenzo 44X-Space

Sanlorenzo has in mid Summer 2023 launched its first unit of the 44X-Space super yacht, the debutant of its new X-Space range, a series which looks to create a bridge between the Exp and Steel lines, a mix between exploring capability and important voluminous spaces. Designed by Bernardo Zuccon, Sanlorenzo main designer since 2018 the 44X-Space has a length of just under 44 meters, and offers four plus flybridge decks and a volume of 495 gross tonnage.  The interiors of the first 44X-Space are designed by Piero Lissoni, who presented five guest suites, with an upper third deck fully dedicated for the owner, and four additional guest suites on the lower deck. Crew accommodation is for eight in five cabins plus a lobby with L-shaped dinette, galley.  Four of the crew cabins sleeping seven are located on the forward part of the lower deck, while the captains cabin with adjacent small office and en-suite bathroom is located on the bridge deck behind the wheelhouse. The Sanlorenzo 44X-Space has a full displacement hull with bulbous bow which powered by twin Man 1450hp engines gives speeds up to fifteen knots, and a four thousand nautical miles range at ten knots cruise.  Sanlorenzo 44X-Space has so far sold in seven units, all ordered previous to the launch of hull one, with the Italian builder so far promoting the super yacht only with a YouTube video.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 43.70 m (143.4ft)
Beam - 8.80 m
Draft - 2.80 m full load
Displacement - 495 gt*volume
Fuel Capacity - 50,000 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - ten/twelve guests in five cabins, eight/nine crew in five cabins
Engines - 2 x Man 12v 1450hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fifteen knots max, twelve knots cruise, ten knots long range
Range - 4000 nautical miles at ten knots
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull, alumimium super structure
Project - Bernardo Zuccon exterior, Piero Lissoni interior

April 13, 2024

Project: Azimut Grande 44M

Once upon a time Azimut-Benetti Group never felt the confidence to push Azimut Yachts beyond 35 meters, this was particularly shown in 2012 when the Grande 140 and 125 projects were eventually rebadged as Benetti Fast Line during project stages.  Things change with times and after 2021 and the launch of the Trideck 38 meter and its success of 21 hulls sold to date, Azimut is now going further into bigger dimensions, with the project for this new sleek looking and innovative Grande 44M project presented during the Palm Beach 2024 boat show.  Azimut’s new flagship is as all the recent offers a Low Emission Yacht with concept and exterior styling by Alberto Mancini and interiors by M²atelier, who are working with the Shipyard for the first time.  The Grande 44M as is the usual course of Azimut brings the future to the present, an expression of its mission to marry technological innovation, visionary design and a focus on environmental sustainability. Grande 44M amazes by offering something that doesn’t exist today: a superyacht with reduced CO2 emissions that brings bold, flowing lines to a design with four decks rather than the traditional three, embracing and sculpting significant volumes. Grande 44M is a super yacht that offers a unique and unexpected onboard lifestyle for this segment, with a stand-out Upper Deck, which can be converted into an Owner’s Deck with uninterrupted sea views both forward and astern. The concept underpinning the innovative styling created by Azimut in partnership with Alberto Mancini, is the decision to move the helm station to the fourth deck, freeing up the Upper Deck so that it can be transformed into an Owner’s Deck featuring the master suite and a private terrace offering spectacular views. to aft, the Grande 44M reoffers the Mezzanine Deck with Sea View Terrace that was central to the success of Grande Trideck theme. On the Grande 44M, this stage overlooking the sea is made even more unique by the See Through Pool, with its plays on transparency that establish continuous contact with the water and generate reflections that give the beach club an even more magical feel. The new layout means that architecture firm M²atelier, who are working with Azimut for the first time, could create an interior design that balances functionality and aesthetics, making the owners’ experience central and offering versatile settings to configure according to how they like to spend their time with family and friends. The forward section of Grande 44M’s Upper Deck can be fitted out as a media room for guests or reserved for the owner, or alternatively as a dining area with veranda accommodating twelve people. In both cases, almost two-meter-long windows on either side provide open views outside, where a lounge area in the bow with a small firepit offers a cozy space from which to watch the sun set over the water. It’s a lifestyle aspired to by everyone who loves the sea. Water is the key element in the narrative told by m²atelier, capturing its essence and giving back fluidity, dynamism and reflections. m²atelier, a firm with an international reputation for creative projects in multiple sectors, from residences and hotels to retail and product design brings as a distinctive signature for Azimut a clear message, accented by refined, subtle, whispered details that seduce with a discreet simplicity completely free of affectation or overemphasis. Grande 44M is not only a design and lifestyle masterpiece, but also a highly advanced naval architecture project and a new milestone in the green course charted by Azimut. The yacht is also the flagship of the Shipyard’s family of Low Emission Yachts, models that offer a reduction  between 20 and 30% in emissions compared to more traditional naval architectures of the same size. The innovative naval platform of Grande 44M is based on a Dual Mode hull, the introduction of the Hull Vane® foil technology and the Mild Hybrid Plus Zero Emission Hotel Mode system. The Dual Mode hull, developed in partnership by P.L. Ausonio Naval Architecture and the Azimut Research and Design department, represents the union of two types of conventional hull: the bow section is typical for fast displacement boats, while the part from midships to the stern has a chine commonly found on planning hulls. This results in a hull that allows a considerable reduction in fuel consumption and emissions at every speed range. The foil technology is installed for the first time on an Azimut yacht thanks to the collaboration between Hull Vane, Dutch company global leader in the design of advanced hydrodynamic solutions, and the Azimut|Benetti Group Research and Design Department which has gained a great experience in the design and production of carbon components. The Hull Vane® carbon wing fitted to the stern of Grande 44M is able to suppress the stern wave and generate forward thrust, providing further reduction in overall drag as well as damping of pitch, sway, and roll in navigation. The ability to combine onboard comfort with a focus on environmental sustainability is a stand-out feature of the designs developed by Azimut, which now already offers six models that can be fitted with a Zero Emission Hotel Mode system, making it possible to stay at anchor from up to eight hours with the generators turned off. On the Azimut Grande 44M this technology achieves maximum efficiency in combination with the Mild Hybrid Plus system, a new level of electrification developed by Azimut|Benetti Group in partnership with Asea Nautica. The Mild Hybrid Plus Zero Emission Hotel Mode system is the only solution today that makes it possible to cruise with the generators off and all loads connected, as well as producing a surplus of energy used to recharge the battery pack. Grande 44M is scheduled to be presented to the public at the Cannes 2026 boat show, with Azimut already announcing five units sold at the unveiling of the project during the Palm Beach boat show.

April 12, 2024

New Launch: Baglietto Superfast 41m hull #10242

Baglietto has launched an aluminum custom build 41m Superfast super yacht hull number 10242, titled m/y Francesca II. This Baglietto 41m custom Superfast is characterized by a strong personality and comes from a design by Francesco Paszkowski who also signed also the interior in collaboration with Margherita Casprini, and naval architecture by Bacigalupo.  Paszkowski designed a flybridge yacht of important size, yet with a stream lined profile that even though she is a flybridge yacht, makes her one of the most sleekest yachts in size.  Fully custom this 41m Superfast bears a personal layout, with all guests cabins located on the lower deck: master stateroom at amidships, VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins with twin single beds that can slide convert into double beds. On the same deck, closer to the stern, are the crew quarters and lobby located beside the engine room and conveniently accessible directly from the main deck, they include accommodation for five with a captain’s cabin and two double cabins for the crew, and a galley with dinette. The aft garage, which opens on one side, is used to store a tender. The main deck has been devised in such a way as to ensure a harmonious continuum between interior and exterior areas. Two sliding doors, one located aft and the other on a side, provide access to the dining area and to the conversation area of the main salon. The latter is brightened by the natural light flowing through two ceiling-high windows, which also ensure a wonderfully close contact with the sea even when living indoors. The pilot station can be found forward of the main salon. The outdoor aft cockpit hosts a lounge area, while the sunbathing area on the aft swimming platform is perfect to relax by the sea. Another sunbathing area and a second conversation area have been set up at the extreme bow of this modern, impressively functional yacht. A second pilot station, with a pleasant relaxation area just behind it, can be found on the fly bridge. Baglietto's custom Superfast hull number 10242 is fitted with triple MTU 1920hp with jet propulsion system, delivering a top speed up to 33 knots and a cruise 28 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 41 m (134.5ft)
Beam - 8 m
Draft - 1.40 m
Displacement - 165 t half load
Fuel Capacity - 15,000 l
Water Capacity - 2500 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 3 x MTU 12v2000 M96L 1920hp
Propulsion - jet drives
Speed - 33 knots max 28 cruise
Construction - aluminum
Project - Francesco Paszkowski exterior interior, Margherita Casprini interior, Bacigalupo naval architect
Certification - ABS