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

December 9, 2023

New Launch: Rossinavi 59.4 m FR046

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has in June 2023 launched m/y Akula, the 59.4-metre hull number FR046 expedition super yacht at its Pisa facilities. FR046 was designed by Gian Paolo Nari with interiors by the Ancona-based studio FM Architettura, and naval architecture by Arrabito. Fitted with diesel-electric propulsion and dynamic positioning, FR046 is RINA Ice Classed super yacht built to fulfil the Owner's dream of world exploration. This Rossinavi was jointly developed with the Owner, who was actively involved in the entire concept and development process. The result is a luxury Expedition super yacht, the first of its kind in Rossinavi's fleet, created with the goal of navigating over long distances, structured with a sturdy hull that allows cruising in remote areas while ensuring absolute safety. Each space outsizes standard yachts, allowing for large storage areas and comfortable crew accommodation, while meeting standards of eco-sustainability, safety, and the ability to travel long distances. At the Owner’s request, the yacht was also developed to support marine research activities and philanthropic projects, with a large open area capable of stowing a variety of accessories, including two custom nine-meter-long tenders and various diving equipment. In addition, there is the possibility of loading two standard eight meters containers on board as scientific laboratories. Key custom solutions include the forward manoeuvring station being moved below deck, leaving the entire over-deck completely free as an open observation deck; in addition, the sundeck is configured as a technical area, where the emergency generator is located. The interior design has been developed to be cosy but elegant, through synergistic work between the Owner and Fabrizio Mori FM firm, with a layout offering a six double guest accommodation plan.
Technical Data:
LOA - 59.4 m (194.9ft)
Beam - 11.3 m
Draft - 3.45 m
Displacement - 1215 gt*volume
Fuel Capacity - 
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 Acert 1115hp
Propulsion - pod drives
Hull - full displacement
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - Gian Paolo Nari exterior, FM Architettura interiors, Arrabito naval architecture
Certification - RINA Ice class

December 2, 2023

New Model: Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 146

Cantiere delle Marche has on Thursday 23rd November launched its new largest build to date the Flexplorer 146.  Titled m/y Maverick this is the first of three 146's and second model to launch of the Flexplorer line, which debuted in the fall of 2020 with the 40m.  This second four meter larger Flexplorer 146 unlike the first unit comes from a design of Sergio Cutolo, who still created a sober and similar line to the Paszkowski designed smaller sister.  The Flexplorer 146 is also full of technical features including the superb and praised integrated A-class frame crane with a lifting capacity up to 4.4 tons which debuted with the Flexplorer 40m, and an ice belt hull structure of 22 mm thickness above and below the waterline.  Flexplorer 146 hull one features interiors designed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casperini who presented an accommodation layout for ten/twelve guests in five cabins; with a master stateroom located to forward of the main deck, and four  double guest cabins on the lower deck.  Crew accommodation is for nine in five cabins; three cabins plus mess forward of the lower deck, a captains cabin behind the wheel house on the upper deck, and an engineers cabin at midships to forward port side of the engine room.  Cantiere delle Marche Flexplorer 146 features a lengthened hull of the 40m which launched in the fall of 2020, a Sergio Cutolo designed full displacement bulbous bow and active fin stabilizers shape, for comfortable long range cruise up to five thousand nautical miles, and fourteen knots top speeds from twin Cats 1014hp.
Technical Data:
LOA - 44.50 m (146ft)
Waterline Length - 41.6 m
Beam - 8.60 m
Draft - 2.60 m
Displacement - 439 t full load
Fuel Capacity - 65,100 l
Water Capacity - 15,950 l
Accommodation - ten/twelve guests in five cabins, nine crew in five cabin
Engines - 2 x Cats C32 Acert IMO TierIII 1014hp
Propulsion - direct shaft with Reintjes 542L gearbox
Speed - fourteen knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - 5000 nautical miles at ten knots
Hull Shape - full displacement with bulb and active fin stabilizers
Construction - steel hull with 22 mm ice belt
Project - Sergio Cutolo Hydrotec design for exterior and naval architecture. Paszkowski and Margherita Casperini for the interior
Certification - Mach Y, cross of Malta for hull

November 25, 2023

Project: Cheoy Lee CLB80

After launching the CLB65, the entry-level model in the B-Series, Cheoy Lee CL Yachts has made a strategic move to fill the void between CLB72 and the B-Series CLB88 flagship with the introduction of the CLB80 project. An enclosed bridge pocket super yacht of just over 24 meters in length, and just under eighty tons of displacement the CLB80 is designed by Jozeph Forakis, who was entrusted with the mission of preserving the brand's distinctive DNA while also infusing the overall concept with a more streamlined and sporty aesthetic. Throughout this creative process, particular emphasis has been placed on enhancing onboard comfort rather than focusing solely on raw performance. The exterior of CLB80 showcases a refreshing and contemporary aesthetic, blending modern elements with the hallmark features that define the brand’s, and the B-series, identity. One distinctive aspect that sets this model apart is the evolution of the unique stepped side windows. These carefully crafted windows not only infuse a modern touch but also enhance visibility, allowing natural light to flood into the living spaces. The CLB80 is to be offered with an aft or forward galley, and single or double fly and main deck helm station choices. These choices compliment a four double cabins lower deck, which features a separate entry VIP suite forward. Two crew cabins are located aft.  CL yachts has not announced any speeds and engine options for the CLB80 but expect speeds in the mid-twenties.

November 24, 2023

New Launch: Feadship 67.40m Hull.823

Feadship has launched m/y Sibelle a new 67 meter super yacht, hull number 823 fully designed in-house for the exterior and interior by Feadship design arm studio De Voogt with hull engineering by Azure Naval Architects.  For Feadship's hull. 823 De Voogt shows a bold exterior profile with a muscular reverse sheer to the bow. Chiselled contours and dark horizontal strip windows lend the yacht a poise and grace. The interior design also by Studio De Voogt is simple yet sophisticated and based on natural tones, light wood veneers and organic forms for an ambience that is soberly tasteful but also informal and welcoming. Designed and built for an experienced owner, the interior layout was tailored to his family’s specific needs and provides ensuite accommodation for ten guests in three lower deck cabins, one VIP suite on the bridge deck, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward.  This 221 foot Feadship is powered by twin MTU 2000hp for top speeds up to fifteen knots and a cruise of twelve for a range of 5000 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 67.40 m (221.2ft)
Beam - 11.40 m
Draft - 3.4 m
Displacement - 2220 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 145,000 l
Water Capacity - 30,000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in 
Engines - 2 x MTU 12V4000 M65R 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fifteen knots max, twelve cruise
Range - 5000 nm at cruise
Construction - steel hull, aluminium super structure
Project - De Voogt interior and exterior, Azure naval architect
Certification - Lloyds 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 Eco Cross of Malta, LMC UMS 

November 18, 2023

Project: Azimut Grande 30M

Finally we are presented with some details of the Grande 30M project which was announced during Azimut yearly Cannes Yachting Festival press conference.  A new super yacht designed by Alberto Mancini, the Grande 30M will sit in between the top selling 27M and 32M models, and brings style cues in an evolutionary way from the 2022 launched 26M and 36M as designed by the same designer.  For the new Grande 30M Alberto Mancini presents a sporty profiled raised pilot house design with a semi-wide body main deck, and a unique fully flush upper deck with a full walk-around fore to aft and for the full length of the yacht.  The Grande 30M will also feature latest designs from Azimut Grande line, from the Deck2Deck Terrace which expands the aft deck when raising the garage hatch, to the Infinity Skydeck, and the Glass House with fully disappearing full-height windows transforming into a veranda open on three sides, establishing a union between the large aft lounge and the Infinity Pool which overlooks the sea off the bow.  The Grande 30M will feature interiors as designed by M2atelier of Marco Bonelli and Marijana Radovic, who for the Azimut-Benetti Group will create fluid and informal spaces set in a sustainable minimalism. No details of the layout are presented as yet but seeing the rendering above, expect a huge forward fore-deck master stateroom, and a four guest cabin below. The Grande 30M is also part of Azimut Low Emission Yachts, which today includes over half of the brands models guaranteeing a twenty to thirty per cent reduction in consumption and Co2 emissions, thanks to the use of carbon fibre, dedicated hull design for this efficiency and the use of pod propulsion. 

November 17, 2023

New Model: Ocean King Ducale 120

Ocean King has in Summer 2023 launched its new Ducale 120 model, a full displacement three deck super yacht designed by Paolo Bose of VYD studio from Trieste, with naval architecture by Ginton and InNave.  The Ocean King Ducale 120 is the first model to come for the Ducale high volume long range explorer looking super yacht line, which features a smaller 96 and larger 140 models.  The Ocean King Ducale 120 offers a five double guest cabin accommodation with an owners stateroom located on the forward full body part of the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for seven guests in four cabins, with three cabins and a lobby located on the forward part of the main deck, and a captains cabin with double berth located behind the wheel house on the upper deck.  Hull one of the Ducale 120 offered a main deck pool layout which looks to be an option Ocean King is showing in its plans, although being build of steel I am sure a lot of customizations are possible.  The Ocean King Ducale 120 hull one is powered by twin Man 799hp engines for top speeds up to fourteen knots, and a range of 7,500 nautical miles at nine knots.  Ocean King is a brand of Adriatic Shipyard from Chioggia, to the South-West of Venice which debuted in the yachting sector with the Explorer 88 model in 2012. Currently Ocean King has two further 400 Doge models under construction, with the first of these set to launch in 2024.
Technical Data:
LOA - 36.25 m (118.9ft)
Waterline Length - 34.2 m
Beam - 8.50 m
Draft - 2.40 m full load
Displacement - 290 t half load, 315 t full load, 500 gt* volume
Fuel Capacity - 50,000 l
Water Capacity - 14,000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man D2868 LE425 V8 799hp, D2862 LE489 V12 1449hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft with flexible coupling
Speed - fourteen knots max with 799hp, fifteen knots with 1449hp, nine knots cruise
Range - 7500 nm at nine knots cruise
Hull Shape - full displacement with bulbous bow
Construction - ah36 steel for hull, super structure with light alloy 5083/6060
Project - Paolo Bose VYD studio exterior and interior, Ginton and InNave for naval architecture

November 11, 2023

New Model: Mazu 92 DS

Mazu has debuted its new 92 DS, which brings two important novelties in the Turkish builder line-up, that of a new 27 meter flagship, and the launch for its displacement series.  Build with a steel hull and composite super structure, to a design of Red Yacht Design of Cana Gokhan and Fatih Surekli from Istanbul, the 92 DS brings the unusual and original off squarish looks of Mazu's successful sports cruiser and yacht line into a displacement yacht, along with vertical bow and full height windows. One can say a lot of things about Mazu's 92 DS looks, bringing something original, and in competition with the likes of the WallyWhy and Princess's X-series  with the difference that she is build of steel.  Mazu also says its unusual looks give the volume of a yacht at least ten meters bigger.  The Mazu 92 DS offers accommodation for eight guests in four cabins with an owners stateroom located on the forward part of the main deck. Being build of steel the layout of the Mazu 92 DS can also be customized to reflect an owners need.  The Mazu 92 DS is powered by triple Volvo 800hp with IPS pods drives, the first steel hull build to offer this match up, with initial speeds giving top speeds up to eighteen knots.  Following its Cannes Yachting Festival debut the Mazu Displacement Series has started in a good start with two other 92 DS under construction, and the initial construction phase of the larger 112 DS starting at the start of 2024.
Technical Data:
LOA - 28.45 m (93.3ft)
Waterline Length - 24.8 m
Beam - 6.70 m
Draft - 1.90 m
Displacement - 120 t, 160 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 10,000 l
Water Capacity - 4,000 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, 
Engines - 3 x Volvo D13 800hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed- eighteen knots max, twelve knots cruise
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull composite super structure
Project - Cana Gohkhan and Fatih Surekli of Red Yacht Design
Certification - RINA

November 10, 2023

Project: Tankoa T560 Apache

Tankoa the Italian boutique super yacht yard has started construction on a 56-metre full-custom superyacht for a client who also knew no bounds. Developed by designer Alberto Mancini, the new Tankoa T560 Apache draws its inspiration from Mancini’s 76-metre T760 Apache design that was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2021. It’s no small feat to take the features of a large yacht and translate them into a smaller package, but the Tankoa team and the Mancini studio relished the opportunity. The inception of the Tankoa T560's development took place initially at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in 2022 specifically for a young American couple, with active participation from Fraser Yachts USA Fort Lauderdale Office. The sale was successfully finalized in early August 2023 and Fraser Yachts will be also involved on the project management side during the construction.  Tankoa T560 Apache is to be build of steel with aluminium super structure, and will feature a large aft beach club which extends further in size with drop down bulkheads, and is also served by an informal dining/lounge space.  The owners stateroom is to be located on the upper deck, and will feature an office space, and a front terrace with a private personal fore-deck pool.

November 4, 2023

Project: Benetti B.Yond Limited Edition 40 m

Celebrating 150 yeas, for 2023 Benetti is presenting a long list of projects, including of which is the B.Yond Limited Edition, a forty meter four deck explorer super yacht available to purchase for one year, starting the past July and will end on the same month in 2024.  The B.Yond Limited Edition, is based on the B.Yond 37M which debuted in 2022, with a hull extended by three meters in length, creating additional exterior spaces and volumes, especially in the upper deck.  Thanks to the extended hull the B.Yond Limited Edition will feature a stern which gets more generous dimensions and will include a sunbathing spot and a scenic infinity pool with a glass bottom.  The B.Yond Limited Edition will also be available in an exclusive elegant metallic colour called Vulcan Grey, embellished with a distinctive black shield, with a refined golden waterline gracing the yacht from stern to bow, with a gilded backlit Benetti logo adorning the sides of the Upper Deck.  The B.Yond Limited Edition just as the three meters smaller sister will offer five double guests cabins on the main deck, including an owners stateroom located forward.  The lower deck will feature five crew cabins for eight to ten crew including a large captains cabin located at midships.  In between the crew quarters is the large galley serving all the yacht and a C-shaped for the crew.  Also in the lower deck is a gym room.  Fair to advice the B.Yond Limited Edition’s layout, is supported by a host of pre-engineered solutions that are one of this series’ strengths, makes it possible to redefine the existing spaces and adapt them as alternative hospitality areas to suit the owner and guests’ specific needs.  The B.Yond Limited Edition also offers as an option the E-Mode Hybrid propulsion system, developed in partnership with Siemens Energy, which optimizes on-board energy consumption, making it the most sustainable in its segment. This innovative system offers four different operating modes, including Full Electric. This zero-emission cruising option allows the B.Yond Limited Edition to enter marine protected areas typically off-limits to motor yachts with diesel engines, offering a unique opportunity to explore ecologically sensitive areas while respecting the environment. Based on an average annual use of 1,000 hours, 400 underway and the rest at anchor fuel consumption and CO2 can be reduced by up to 24%, and NOx by a maximum of 85%.  The B.Yond Limited Edition has a range of 8,200 miles at nine knots in Eco Transfer mode, almost double the range of similarly sized explorer super yacht with the two generators off and only one internal combustion propulsion engine in operation.  As the smaller 37 meter the forty meter B.Yond Limited Edition is designed by Stefano Righini, what is the designers last project before leaving for the better World in 2021, with naval architecture for the full displacement hull by Pierluigi Ausonio.  

November 3, 2023

New Model: Sunseeker Ocean 182

Sunseeker has in the end of Summer 2023, launched its new Ocean 182 model, the enclosed bridge version developed on the Ocean 90 which debuted in 2021.  Sunseeker Ocean 182 is called for its gross tonnage volume rather then its length, and is a model designed around the North American market, were enclosed bridges are pretty popular for yachts above twenty meters in size.  Thanks to the enclosed bridge and the removal of the helm station the Ocean 182 expands the size of the entairtenment area on the main deck, freeing space for a double to size compared to the 90 relaxing sofa, with the forward area featuring a larger galley to port-side and dinning area for eight.  The helm station in the Ocean 182 is located in the enclosed bridge, which behind and fully climate controlled and protected from the environment is another large C-shaped saloon with entairtenment area opposite.  To aft of the bridge is the open part, which uses about a third of the upper deck area and features an L-shaped chaise lounge with wet-bar opposite.  For the lower deck the Sunseeker Ocean 182, features a four double cabins layout full beam but not midships located master stateroom, and a VIP suite with separate passage way forward.  Two crew cabins with a shared bathroom, and a lobby featuring a dinette and galley is located between the engine room and the guest cabins area.  The Sunseeker Ocean 182 is powered by twin Man engines from 1650 to 2000hp with top speeds up to 27 knots and a range of about 1100 nautical miles at twelve knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 27.10 m (88.9ft)
Beam - 7.16 m
Draft - 1.95 m
Displacement - 82,300 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 13,000 l
Water Capacity - 1500 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, V12 1900hp, V12 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 27 knots max twelve knots economic cruise with Man 1900hp
Range - 1100 nautical miles at twelve knots
Certification - CE

October 28, 2023

New Launch: Feadship 84.20m Hull. 710

Feadships has launched hull #710, an 84.20 meter super yacht designed by RWD and Monk for both exterior and interior, and titled m/y Obsidian. Feadship #710 features surprising destination spaces, such as an asymmetrical atrium staircase leading to a lower deck dining saloon, where an entire wall opens to reveal a terrace view just above sea level. Near the stern is an Aqua Lounge with massive windows below water level. In place of a mooring deck forward there is a revelatory bow observation lounge with double-curved glass floor-to-ceiling windows. Terraced aft decks float without pillars, while glass balustrades allow unobstructed views from both aft deck and fully glazed aft interior spaces, creating a vital connection to the natural environment.  Striving for innovation and first-class engineering, Feadship 710 is the perfect next step on the famous Dutch super yacht path toward building zero-emission superyachts by 2030. It is the first of the new generation of large yachts furthering carbon reduction through hulls optimised at cruising speed instead of top speed, weight control, advancements in electric propulsion, and the ability to run her generators on HVO, a second-generation biodiesel, a so-called net zero CO2 fuel. Sea trials and delivery fill where all made with HVO, reducing total CO2 emissions by about 90%. Hull 710 made full use of Feadship’s Advanced Electrical Drive program for diesel-electric hybrid power, and has 4.5 times more electrical storage capacity than the first hybrid yacht, the famous Savannah hull number. 686. Feadship #710 has also no drive shafts, and no rudders with an electric drive and steering provided by a pair of electric Veth contra-rotating thrusters. Feadship and Veth collaborated on computational fluid dynamics analysis of the drive legs and propellors’ shapes to maximize efficiency and minimize vibration.  Providing energy for the luxury hotel load accounts for much of a yacht’s fuel consumption, for Feadship 710, the engineering team took a deep dive into capturing waste heat from the custom variable speed generators and air conditioner chiller to supply heat to the AC system, pool water, domestic water, and engine preheating, while an innovative heat pump system allows the yacht to draw heat from seawater.
Technical Data:
LOA - 84.20 m (276.3ft)
Beam - 13.65 m
Draft - 3.75 m
Displacement - 2554 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 240,000 l
Water Capacity - 50,000 l
Accommodation - fourteen guests in seven cabins, 27 crew fourteen cabins
Engines - diesel electric with 4 x Cats C32 generators
Propulsion - Veth counter rotating thrusters
Speed - seventeen knots max, twelve knots cruise
Range - 5500 nm at twelve knots
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Redman Whiteley Dixon and Ed Monk exterior and interior, Feadship de Voogt naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds Cross of Malta 100A1 SSC Mono G6 LMC UMS hybrid power classed

October 14, 2023

Project: Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 38

During the Monaco yacht show, Ferretti Group presented the project for the new Custom Line Navetta 38.  A replacement for the Navetta 37 which debuted in 2016 and has sold in fifteen units, the Custom Line Navetta 38 is the latest made-to-measure yacht in the brand’s displacement line, with the first unit under construction at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona, for a 2024 launch. The Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 38 will featured a volume displacement under 300 GT, and comes from a design of Filippo Salvetti for exterior and interior by ACPV Architects of Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, with the Piero Ferrari led Ferretti Group Engineering Department managing the naval architecture and product development. Extraordinary combinations of elegance and liveability, timeless classicism and harmony with the marine environment, direct contact with the sea and seamless continuity between interiors and exteriors are the features that present the Custom Line Navetta 38. This superyacht was in fact designed to maximise the usage of all available space on the four decks, with a large master suite of over forty squared meters on the main deck and completely separated crew and guest flows to ensure maximum privacy. The stern area is an innovative feature on board Custom Line Navetta 38 and a completely new take on the full-beam beach deck concept. The beach club and main deck cockpit, together covering over 70 squared meters are totally open and furnished with a system of freestanding modular units, thus creating a more extensive, generous and multi-functional area at the water’s edge that embodies the flush deck concept. The new beach club is a versatile space with the sea-facing couch enjoying  panoramic views, while the spacious swim platform provides direct access to the water which extends with two opening gunwales to extend the space. The beach club’s rational and functional layout means that this space is extremely practical and easy to use, a further accent on the concept of continuity and openness between yacht and open sea is the all-glass construction of the parapets in the main deck cockpit and the forward part of the sundeck. With a total surface area of 70 square metres and 15 metres in length, the extended sun deck becomes an extraordinary space in which to socialise and relax, complete with a spectacular sea-view jacuzzi aft with sun cushions, a sun lounge area forward and an open-air dining area under the shelter of a painted hard top. The entire area is surrounded by expansive glazing that offers a magnificent 180-degree view. The exteriors are characterised by a timelessly classic design language that features simple, harmonious lines expressing absolute luxury with elegance and refinement.  The key word for the Custom Line Navetta 38 is flexibility designed to enhance the experience offered by its interior spaces. The interior design is focused on maximum use of space through optimum control of all the volumes and functional exploitation of the entire available surface area. Another strong focus was on natural light, with extensive full-height windows creating powerful continuity between external and internal spaces and a feeling of harmony with the marine environment. The interior design is developed around a concept based on refined detailing and the use of fine materials with natural textures, including various types of leather and also linen and parchment, chosen both for the finishing's and the upholstery and coverings. The custom-designed furnishings are skilfully handcrafted by the shipyard’s expert personnel, a triumph of style made possible by the collaboration with ACPV Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, who have revisited the stylistic features of maritime tradition, from the concept to the colour palette through a contemporary lens, highlighting the union between the yacht and the furnishings, the later custom designed and made to measure from natural leather and wood using sophisticated handcrafting techniques. The two architects has created an exclusive décor solutions based on two different moods: the more contemporary “cold mood” that plays with the cool hues of sky and navy blue, and the more classic and timeless “warm mood”, which features a warmer and cosier palette. Underscoring the possibility for owners to customise the yacht’s interiors, one of the brand’s signature features, the first Custom Line Navetta 38 will have a more neutral mood that further emphasises the bond with nature through natural, muted and neutral colours such as beige and ivory. In addition to the master suite, Custom Line Navetta 38 has four guest cabins on the lower deck, accommodating a total of ten people and seven crew members in four cabins, including the captain. Ideal for covering long distances with low fuel consumption and to enjoy category- beating performance, the  Custom Line Navetta 38 is standard powered by twin Man 1400hp for a top speed up to fifteen knots, with a range of about 2,800 nautical miles at an economy cruising speed of ten knots. Custom Live Navetta is also be Selective Catalytic Reduction ready and installing the system brings a 70% reduction in NOx emissions and IMO3 compatible. 

October 13, 2023

New Model: Sanlorenzo SX100

Sanlorenzo has during the Cannes Yachting Festival debuted its new SX100, the fourth and second in size model of its successful SX range which debuted in 2017 with the SX88.  Since then the Sanlorenzo SX model has been on a spiralling unstoppable success, and is surely one of the best selling in the four semi-production lines from the Italian yacht builder.  Designed by Zuccon who is responsible for all Sanlorenzo yacht models since some years, the SX100 is a smaller sized near copy of the SX112 flagship which debuted in the fall of 2020, and since then has sold thirteen units.  Like the four meters bigger sister the SX100 features opening side bulkheads terraces aft increasing the deck space and extending the beach area, while also integrating this with the low level lounge. Inside the Sanlorenzo SX100 offers a four double cabins arrangement, with an owners stateroom located on the forward part of the main deck.  There is also an option where the low level saloon can be specified as a master stateroom with direct connection to the beach club area.  Probably with this option one can also specify five cabins in the SX100 if one had to also opt the fore deck suite.  The Sanlorenzo SX100 is powered by quadruple Volvo 800hp with IPS pod drives for top speeds up to 23 knots, a cruise of twenty, and a ten knots long range which give a 1600 nautical miles range.
Technical Data:
LOA - 30.53 m (100ft)
Beam - 7.60 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 134 t, 211 gt*volume
Fuel Capacity - 15800 l
Water Capacity - 2050 l
Accommodation - eight guests in four cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 4 x Volvo D13 1000hp
Propulsion - quadruple Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 23 knots max, twenty knots cruise, ten knots long range
Range - 1600 nm at ten knots
Project - Zuccon exterior, Lissoni interior

October 8, 2023

Project: Benetti Class 44m

Benetti present the project for the new Class 44m, a new fibreglass flagship in its semi-production Class range of super yachts which today starts at 37 meters, but in the past has seen smaller sizes of 28 meters. The Class 44m is also a replacement to the Diamond 145 produced from 2020 to 2023 in eight units. Benetti says the new Class 44m is a transparent yacht with the elimination of all barriers between indoors and outdoors and every detail designed to have the least possible impact. The interior design and exterior styling are by Giorgio Maria Cassetta, who presented a yacht with clean, pared-down lines. The new Benetti Class 44M is targeted at expert owners who want to make the most of the precious asset that is free time. The on-board living experience on the new Class 44M is about the innovative use of materials and finishing's conveying a sensation of informality and naturalness that changes the way spaces are perceived. The shipyard has achieved this result through the extensive use of sustainable materials such as FSC-certified wood, sourced from forests managed according to the strictest environmental standards and also thanks to the endless transparent surfaces that let light flood into all the decks. The Benetti Class 44M is designed for long, safe cruises around the world, lasting weeks or months, thanks to the perfection of the layouts and flow paths, as well as to generous stowage capacity and meticulous functional research into every detail. An absolutely unique yacht, with uncluttered lines that more than timeless are beyond time. Class 44M has four decks that can be customised to match owners’ tastes, and the star of the show, as always, is natural light. The forward section of the Main Deck is home to the full-beam master stateroom, which includes an office space, a generous wardrobe and a bathroom. Still on the main deck, the galley area and head are amidships, while the spectacular, spacious lounge offers direct views of the water thanks to the low-profile bulwarks. In addition to the helm station and captain’s cabin, the Upper Deck offers the owner and guests a large interior living space that extends outdoors towards the stern and can accommodate a dining table for ten. The Sun Deck provides over 102 square metres of space for dining, sunbathing or simply sipping a drink at the bar and can, of course, be configured according to the owner’s preferences. The Lower Deck contains four double guest cabins and, separated from them, the crew quarters. Specially studied crew flow paths run the entire length of all four decks. The water’s edge beach club is an independent and versatile space with a striking design, while the generously sized garage on the port side ensures problem-free launch and recovery of the tender and water toys. There was a sharp focus during the design process on the highest standards of soundproofing and in this respect Class 44M ranks at the top of the category. In order to minimise vibrations and maximise soundproofing, floating floors and bulkheads are used throughout, along with flexible transmission couplings based on state-of-the-art technology. The air-conditioning and purification system ensures high-efficiency air circulation with six changes per hour. In the engine room, the Benetti Class 44M is equipped with two MAN units rated 1400hp delivering a top speed of fifteen knots and a range of 4,100 nautical miles at a cruising speed of eleven.

October 7, 2023

New Launch: Heesen 60m YN 19959

Heesen presents the fully custom YN 19959, titled Project SkyFall during construction phase and now christened as m/y Ultra G. Heesen says 19959 was inspired by two luxury sportfishing yachts built in the nineties which occupy a special place in the Dutch fleet, the 38 meter m/y Obsessions YN 10137 launched in 1996 which was then overtaken by the meter larger sister Red Sapphire in 1999 yn 10638. Heesen YN 19959 is the ultimate expression of the knowledge and experience gained in over forty years of shipbuilding to the finest Dutch quality standards. Despite its phenomenal top speed, there is no shortage of luxury on board this exceptional 60 metre super sport yacht. The layout in this 60 meter Heesen is conceived to welcome friends aboard for sociable fishing adventures while allowing the master apartment to maintain a necessary level of privacy, peace and quiet on the bridge deck with its private terrace. A jacuzzi, a large walk-in wardrobe and an ample bathroom with a central oval bath and separate shower stall provide all the home comforts. Entertaining family and friends is the raison d’être of all social areas, indoors and out. A custom wine fridge, with discrete sections at different temperatures, takes pride of place in the main saloon. The media room, home to a Samsung The Wall screen 1814mm by 8063mm and an elegant games table on the main deck forward, is undoubtedly the pièce de résistance. The sundeck, with its infinity pool facing aft, is ideal for receptions and musical entertainments. Canine guests are well taken care of too, thanks to a series of carefully thought-out details to make their life at sea as safe and stress-free as possible. Among several features, the most notable is certainly the 'relief area', a self-flushing area of the side deck finished in synthetic grass, complete with sensors, cameras and sprinklers. Heesen YN 19959 has thirteen crew beds to take care of ten guests, with discreet separate routing allowing them to seamlessly service every area of the yacht. Heesen YN 19959 presents an ultra-technological and sophisticated propulsion system with 22,000 horsepower generated by four MTU engines, driving four Kongsberg waterjets. The outer engines, compliant with the latest Tier III environmental regulations, drive steerable jets, while the centre engines operate fixed booster units. With less back-pressure and a slightly higher power output, the centre engines will be used solely for the highest speeds. Waterjet drives lower the yacht's draft to less than three metres and reduce vibration by 40 per cent compared with traditional shafts and propellers. Thanks to its lightweight aluminium Fast Displacement Hull Form, complete with course fins, gyro stabilisers and interceptor trim plates, Heesen yard number 19959 has an extraordinary top speed of 37 knots in light load conditions. Her efficient FDHF hull will also deliver a much smoother, flatter ride compared to a conventional semi-displacement shape, while its extra volume offers plenty of space for equipment and amenities. Three gyro-stabilisers will keep the yacht comfortable at low speeds.
Technical Data:
LOA - 60 m (198.6ft)
Beam - 11.3 m
Draft - 2.7 m
Displacement - 880 gt *volume
Accommodation - twelve guests in five cabins, thirteen crew in seven cabins
Engines - 4 x MTU 20V 4000 5500hp
Propulsion - Kongsberg S90 water jets
Speed - 37 knots top speed light load, 33 knots loaded top speed
Hull Shape - FDHF fast displacement hull form
Construction - aluminium
Project - Frank Laupman Omega exterior, Eidsgaard interior, Van Oossanen naval architect
Certification - ABS class

October 6, 2023

Project: Sunseeker 120 Yacht

During the 2023 Monaco Yacht show, Sunseeker unveiled the project for a new 120 Yacht model.  Considering the success Sunseeker had over the thirty meters size from 2000 onwards when it launched the 105 Yacht, and since then selling 147 yachts in fourteen models the Poole builder has been rather quiet in its one hundred feet plus Super Yacht range in recent years, that is excluding the 100 Yacht which launched in 2022.  The 120 Yacht project looks to be an evolution of the 116 Yacht, which Sunseeker debuted in 2016 and has sold in 24 units. Apart sharing hull dimensions and similar looks, the 120 Yacht though is rather revolutionized, and the further up you go in the more different it is to the 116, with glazing being extended and a new hard top with a forward looking inclination. The 120 Yacht has also been redesigned with an option as the rendering above shows to have a splash pool on the foredeck, while the transom area will feature opening gull wing doors which extend the bathing platform to a beach area with spaces which will include a day head with shower, and more space for waterside enjoyment.  The Sunseeker 120 Yacht will offer accommodation for ten guest suites including a very customisable owners stateroom forward of the main deck, while crew space is for six in three rooms forward of the lower deck.  The Sunseeker 120 Yacht is to be powered by twin MTU 2600hp for top speeds up to twenty knots, and a 1700 nautical miles range at ten knots.  

September 29, 2023

Project: Ava Yachts Kanda80

AvA Yachts is delighted to announce the addition of a new model to its famed series of Kando contemporary explorer yachts: the Kando80. At just under 24 meters in length overall the Kando80 is constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure to CE A certification and can either be crew operated or run privately as an owner-operated pocket super yacht. Designed as a full displacement world cruiser capable of immense distances and long periods at sea the Kando80 boasts an outstanding interior volume of 160 GT and a range of over 4500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of nine knots. Powered by twin Volvo 360hp commercial constant speed engines the Kando80 will reach a maximum speed of eleven knots. The Ava Yachts Kando 80 will offers on-deck capacity for a tender just over four meters in size. The standard internal configuration is a four cabin arrangement with a two berth crew cabin.

September 24, 2023

New Launch: Abeking and Rasmussen 118.20m hull#6507

Abeking and Rasmussen, the renowned ship and super yacht builder founded in 1907, proudly announces the launch of their latest masterpiece, the majestic superyacht 118.20 meters in length hull number 6507 titled m/y LivaO. This iconic super-giga yacht boasts a sleek black hull that stands as a symbol of sophistication and elegance on the water. The design of the exterior and interior was entrusted to the incredibly passionate experts at Joseph Dirand Architecture from with their precise imagination they created a true icon. It was a huge challenge for the German shipyard to implement all technical necessities to be as invisible as possible in order to strictly follow the challenging aesthetic design intent. Abeking and Rasmussen 6597 employs a sophisticated diesel-electric propulsion system designed for exceptionally quiet operation during navigation and manoeuvring. This innovative approach incorporates two 2200 kW electric propulsion motors, expertly manufactured by Ramme Electric Machines Germany, backed up by a steady supply of electrical power from two 2240 kW Caterpillar main generators and three 599 kW Caterpillar auxiliary generators. To further enhance its propulsion capabilities and onboard comfort, the yacht features an array of advanced components. Four Voith thrusters lend their power to the yacht's manoeuvrability, along with four stabilizer fins from SKF play a pivotal role in comfortable experience for passengers and crew alike. This comprehensive blend of cutting-edge technology culminates in a propulsion and comfort system that ensures efficiency, silence, and seamless operation. Abeking and Rasmussen new super yacht flagship presented its fair share of challenges, and the most notable was the construction of a tender garage on the lower deck fitting a sixteen-meter day tender. The second tender garage on the main deck forward accommodates not only three splendid boats, but also a Triton Submersible for up to seven guests and a variety of water toys, bicycles and dive equipment enhancing the yacht's recreational offerings. The exterior design, thoughtfully crafted to maintain the vessel's elegant black silhouette, boasts a unique approach. Instead of traditional anchor pockets, the yacht incorporates underwater anchors on the keel. This ingenious design not only adds to the vessel's allure but also enhances its efficiency and manoeuvrability. Further standout features include a Neptune Lounge offering an unparalleled underwater view through a massive four squared meters underwater window. Guests can marvel at the breath-taking world below sea level while enjoying the luxurious comfort of the lounge. Another dedicated haven for relaxation on main deck is the mobile 48 square meters pool, its floor capable of being elevated to the upper level and adorned with liquid marble, creating an illusion reminiscent of the sea's surface when raised, while the pool walls and surroundings are also luxuriously enveloped in marble. The crow's nest, positioned at the foot of the mast, promises an exceptional observation experience, giving the Owner and his family a privileged vantage point to soak in the surrounding beauty. Also, an exquisitely arranged large marble-clad fireplace complemented by a generous round sofa on the forward sundeck offers a warm and inviting ambiance for relaxation and social gatherings. Furthermore, the yacht features a fully certified helicopter pad on the sky deck, catering to the owner's discerning taste and providing easy access to remote locations.
Technical Data:
LOA - 118.20 m (387.8ft)
Beam - 16.8 m
Draft - 4 m
Displacement - 5054 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, 33 crew in 27 cabins
Engines - 2 x Ramme 2200kw (2950hp) *electric motors
Speed - eighteen knots max, fifteen cruise
Range - 7100 nm at cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Joseph Dirand exterior and interior, Abeking and Rasmussen engineering
Certification - Lloyds

September 22, 2023

New Model: Ferretti InFynito 90

Since 1991 and the Buzzi designed sixty knots plus fast 48 High Performance, Ferretti has seldom went out of its comfort zone of offering something beside a flybridge yacht.  Yes we had the 2005 presented Altura range, which had an innovative Mediterrean way use of the aft-cabin debuting with the 690 and then followed with the larger 840 in 2008, but these where very much a Ferretti flybridge with a different location for the master room.  The InFynito 90 is on the other hand a different Ferretti to all that came before her, offering exploring looks in a pocket super yacht 26 meter size, and a semi displacement hull which cruises peacefully in mid-tens speed.  Designed by Filippo Salvetti, the creator of Ferretti Yacht's since 2018, the InFynito 90 is innovative in its design and use of space, offering one hundred square meters of exterior spaces, and 140 sqm of interiors.  The extra space is important here, but the stand-out feature in the InFynito 90 is its foredeck, which offers a covered outdoor space with 270 degrees views, yet in a protected environment. The InFynito 90 is also semi-custom build, offering a variety of choices from the main deck offered with two galley options and for a master stateroom option forward, to the lower deck available in four cabins as standard, or the fourth cabin replaced by a multi-purpose room.  Other options are available for the exterior, with a central sun-pad option replacing the standard free aft deck space, and the fore-deck area available in a splash-pool with wrapped around settee, or an L-shaped settee in replacement to the standard L-shaped lounger.  The Ferretti InFynito 90 is powered by standard Man 1550hp or twin 1800hp engines for speeds up to 22 knots from the the large option, and a sweet cruise in the mid tens.
Technical Data:
LOA - 26.97 m (88.6ft)
Hull Length - 23.9 m
Beam - 7.33 m
Draft - 
Displacement - 96,000 kg unloaded, 111,000 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 11500 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Max Persons - twenty
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, or eight guests in four cabins, 4 crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1550hp, or V12 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 20 knots max 15 cruise with 1550hp, 22 max 17 cruise with 1800hp
Project - Filippo Salvetti exterior, IdeaItalia interior, Ferretti Group engineering
Certification - CE A, module B+F+B1 RINA  

September 17, 2023

Project: Baglietto DOM 115

Baglietto proudly announces the sale for the first DOM 115: the 35m new model with steel hull penned by Stefano Vafiadis for the exterior was presented just a few months ago during the 2023 Fort Lauderdale boat show. The delivery for the first DOM 115 is for 2025. The 115 is the entry and second model in the DOM line, which debuted with the successful 133 model, with the first unit launched this year and has so far sold in nine units and orders going into 2026. The Dom line success is attributed to the timeless and yet modern captivating lines with a sporty adventurous character, impressive volumes for size, and panoramic windows which let in plenty of natural light and open up onto beautiful terraces. Other features of the Baglietto DOM series are the doors of the main deck saloon which can be opened completely and concealed to seamlessly connect the interiors and exteriors, huge floor-to ceiling windows with 270-degree view on the upper deck which is entirely glazed on three sides, aft area developing over three levels that gradually descend towards the pool overlooking the sea, and full customisation with steel and aluminium construction ensuring flexibility in terms of layout solutions, adding value on a yacht of this size. Another feature which DOM is appreciated is the tender stored in a side garage freeing pace on the aft beach area deck. The Dom 115 will offer a five double cabins accommodation for ten to twelve guest beds, and seven crew berths in four cabins. The Dom 115 is powered by twin 1182hp for speeds up to fourteen knots, with hybrid propulsion also available.