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

May 27, 2023

Project: Tankoa TX450

Tankoa Yachts is proud to announce that the first unit of the all-new TX450 has been sold. Initially developed around the Tankoa T450 concept penned by Giorgio Cassetta, the TX450 is an explorer version based on the same 45-metre design, but developed into a full-custom project from bottom up. As Cassetta is responsible for both the elegant exterior and refined interior design, the yacht’s clean lines and graceful profile is unmistakably in line with Tankoa’s design DNA and, indeed, very close to the original T450. The TX450 is developed on four decks with a unique interior arrangement for a yacht of her size whereby all the guest cabins are placed on the main deck, including a generous master stateroom for the owners’ use. The social areas are mainly focused on the upper deck and bridge decks. The interior also offers a gym, spa area and a convertible room, which brings the number of the guest cabins up to six if required. There are exterior social areas on all decks, including two pools, one of which is at sea level in the stern surrounded by two opening side platforms, as well as a beach club area effectively developed on three levels when the tender and jet skies are launched, offering an incomparable lounge space for the size of the yacht. The yacht is under final engineering with construction due to start shortly and delivery set for spring 2025. Tankoa currently has eight other projects currently in build: two S501s, two T450s, two T55 Sportiva, a T580 Custom and the Vitruvius 52.  This RX450 takes Tankoa yachts to fourteen units, eight of which currently under construction with the Italian shipyard debuting in 2015 with the fully custom 69m. 

May 26, 2023

New Model: Holterman X-treme 105

Holteman X-treme 105 was one of the show stoppers for the 2022 Cannes boat show thanks mostly to its large tender storage system on the aft deck, able to accommodate a tender up to ten meters in length.  Surely a record for a yacht measuring just over thirty meters!  But the X-treme 105 designed by Bernard Weel for exterior and Diana as naval architect is not only about this, as it is also an innovative looking tug from the future inspired super yacht which breaks some yacht design convenience rules, and thanks to this winning two awards by the end of 2022.  The X-treme 105 for example also brings the astern galley layout, so popular in yachts sub twenty meters in a 105 feet size, and also make redundancy its virtue thanks to its double systems, which also includes twin bow and stern thrusters, and four technical; electricity, water makers, generator, battery separate rooms.  Another interesting feature of the X-treme 105 is an easy engine take away system thanks to big hatches which makes a removal job done in a few hours, compared to a day or two of some other yachts.  Beside the aft deck able to accommodate the large ten meter tender, the X-treme 105 also features a side midships located garage able with space for a rib tender of three and a half meters, and two jet bikes. That would be another record for tenders stowed in a yacht of just over 32 meters.  The Holterman X-treme 105 is an impressive machine in both its innovative and technical elements, with the markets noticing this and seven other X-treme units from sixteen to 32 meters being in build. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 32.65 m (107.1ft)
Beam - 7.84 m
Draft - 1.85 m
Displacement - 198.5 t 
Fuel Capacity - 19430 l
Water Capacity - 2100 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D16 750hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - fifteen knots max ten knots cruise
Range - 2400 nm at cruise
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Bernd Weel exterior, Diana naval architect
Certification - Lloyds LYC A

May 21, 2023

Project: Ava Kando 130xl

Ava Yachts from Turkey present the project for the Kando 130XL, a 39 metre, long range superyacht, constructed of high grade steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Kando 130XL is characterized by a huge volume of 490GT and a possible range up to six thousand plus nautical miles. Kando 130XL features 4 decks and offers six double guest cabins including a full beam, 35 sqm Owner’s Master suite cabin with full-height windows located at the fore main deck as well as 67 sqm lounge at the main deck and sixty sqm lounge at the upper deck with full height window glasses. Both lounges are provided with curved, polished stainless steel framed automatic sliding doors. Kando 130XL is engineered and the exterior and interior designed by in-house team of AvA Yachts. Ava Kando 130XL is offered with wide variety of Marine Diesel Engines selection, full set of navigation electronics, bow and stern thrusters and fin stabilizers, and marine generators. The Ava Kando 130XL also offers jacuzzi at flybridge, transformer swimming platform and wide exterior seating and sunbathing areas. Tha Ava Kando 130XL is to be built to Bureau Veritas class rules.

May 20, 2023

New Model: Moonen 110

Moonen has recently launched its new 110 model.  A contemporary super yacht designed by Ren van der Helden for the exterior lines, Diana for naval architecture, and Studio Indigo doing the interiors of the first of this series which has hull number 202.  The Moonen 110 took just short of two years to complete, starting construction in June 2021, and is build in a steel for the hull and alloy super structure with a full displacement bottom, which reaches speeds up to thirteen knots and a range of 3500 nautical miles at best cruise. The Moonen 110 guest accommodation offers five double staterooms including of which is an owners stateroom to forward part of the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for five including a captains room.  Currently under going final fittings and looking for an owner, Moonen is hoping the 110 series follows the success of the 84 and 97 series of semi-custom super yachts which sold thirteen units between them in a span of ten years and where also designed by Rene van der Helden.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.04 m (111.6ft) 
Waterline Length - 31.1 m
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 2 m
Displacement - 360 t, 256gt * volume
Fuel Capacity - 27685 l
Water Capacity - 6600 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, five crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert  607hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - thirteen knots max, ten knots cruise
Range - up to 3500 nautical miles
Hull Shape - displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Rene van der Helden exterior, Diana naval architect, Indigo interior 

May 19, 2023

Project: Austin Parker Palma 86 Fly

Following the launch and raving reviews of the Austin Parker Ibiza 85 launched in 2022, the Italian yacht builder follows it with the project of the Palma 86 Fly.  A flybridge super yacht with slender proportions, the Austin Parker Palma 86 Fly also follows recent trends of having a free stern area which allows room for larger then usual tender, which when on anchor transforms to a large beach club.  The Austin Parker Palma 86 Fly also comes with a list of choices, from that of an enclosed flybridge, to an option of having a jacuzzi in the stern area, to the choice for a five cabins lower deck layout versus the standard four.  The Austin Parker Palma 86 Fly apart looking slender is also light, with an estimated loaded weight to be at just under 57 tons, and thanks to this allowing top speeds up to 33 knots with only twin Man 1400hp.  If you are more fuel sensible to this the Palma 86 Fly can also come powered by twin Man 800hp engines which give a top speed of eighteen knots.    

May 14, 2023

Improve-it = Princess Y85

Princess is offering a new infinity cockpit choice for its Y85 model.  This new infinity cockpit arrangement option of the Princess Y85 rethinks the traditional layout to allow guests to experience the vista whilst cruising to their next destination, with the dinette located to the length and opposing settees looking to the sides leaving an uncluttered stern view.  This option is an alternative to the standard aft deck layout of the traditional C-shaped dinette.

May 13, 2023

Project: Numarine 40MXP

Numarine’s popular and successful range of stylish, spacious and highly capable superyachts prove that access-all-areas yachting is no longer the preserve of ever-longer hulls. Its current fleet, which stretches from the talented 22XP to the chiselled 45XP flagship, is quickly becoming a global benchmark in the highly competitive twenty to 45-metre bracket, but rather than rest on its laurels the shipyard is continuing to innovate, enters the 40MXP project. Preserving the same style cues and DNA of her siblings, the new 39-metre 40MXP retains Numarine’s high-volume, low-hassle, long-range ethos while offering several new design features that open up new opportunities to enjoy the intimate connection with the sea that a yacht confers. It’s a recipe that has made its mark even before the new model has been officially added to the menu; two 40MXPs have already been sold, with delivery expected in 2025. The ‘MXP’ stands for Mediterranean Explorer, but the reference is not suggestive of a cruising limitation of the design, rather it reflects the beach-club lifestyle typical of Med yachts. As an evolution of and at two metres longer than the 37XP, the new 40MXP draws on the Med lifestyle idea and delivers it in several exciting ways. First, the aft deck has been enlarged both as a result of the extra length and also by moving the aft sliding doors to the saloon forward by three metres. The result is an area with space for a large alfresco dining area, a bar, and a lounge area surrounding another new feature an aft pool complete with glass transom. This spectacular new social hub extends down to a huge hydraulic swim platform that stretches across the yacht’s eight metre beam. This oasis of outdoor living can be shaded with an awning to keep the extremes of the sun at bay or, with the option of short standard or long optional upper deck extensions, can also benefit from the upper deck overhang for more permanent shade in climates such as the Middle East or Australia. While the ‘M’ part of the 40MXP offers the glamour of beach life, the XP explorer part is as alive as ever, with the 40MXP achieving an impressive six thousand nautical-mile range at eight knots thanks to the optimised hull form developed by long-standing Numarine naval architecture partner Umberto Tagliavini. Standard propulsion comes from a pair of MAN 800hp engines, although there is the option to upgrade to a Tier III-compliant twin MAN 900hp installation. The first two sold units will both have the 900hp MAN upgrades. The interior offers Numarine’s trademark space and luxury, with six suites for up to twelve guests that include a full-beam main deck master and an impressive full-beam lower deck VIP. The interior design, as the 40MXP’s exterior lines once again come from Can Yalman. The 40MXP offers everything, from expansive flybridge to generous upper deck and inviting main deck that has made the 37XP a much-coveted and commercially successful model.

May 12, 2023

New Model: Benetti Oasis 34M

Benetti present the new small Oasis 34M, its current entry level superyacht model, which follows the footsteps of her big sister Oasis 40M in a six meter smaller size, and was the first in the series and a resounding global success. The Oasis series encapsulates all the assets that have helped write the history of the Benetti brand: a strong tradition kept up to date, with investment in research and development, new style codes, quality and reliability. This highly innovative concept satisfies all the needs of contemporary owners who today more than ever choose to return to a life lived with emotion and engagement in close contact with the water. Oasis 34M is the right answer for active, curious owners who want a dynamic, less formal lifestyle on board and are always on the lookout for an exciting adventure. The exterior styling is like the bigger sister by British design studio RWD, a familiar name in international yacht design circles, and many recent semi-custom Benetti's including the B.Now series, while the interior design is again by prominent New York-based firm Bonetti Kozerski that has introduced influences on board derived from the architecture of sophisticated residential projects, featuring style solutions made famous by fine buildings as the Pace Gallery in Manhattan and elegant private homes, and high-profile collaborations with starchitects of the calibre of Peter Marino. Bonetti-Kozerski have harmonised the spaces on board Oasis 34M, achieving a balance between interiors and exteriors and bringing the warmth and naturalness of outdoor teak indoors to create a calm and relaxing setting dominated by bleached Canaletto walnut. Here too, it is the intersection of design excellence and the avant-garde that has generated the new model in the series, expressing a luxury as understated and unostentatious as it is richly detailed. Made of fibreglass, the Oasis 34M has three decks plus a generous sun deck. The silhouette features a vertical bow, from which sleek, modern and elegant lines descend in a gentle gradient to water level and form a big pieds dans l’eau swim platform. For this sleek design, with its water-hugging stern, RWD has also drawn on stylistic hallmarks borrowed from car design, such as the silver-coloured trim that helps accentuate the lines. The cornerstone on which the appeal of Oasis 34M is built is once again the spectacular Oasis Deck®, which hosts an extraordinary beach club, and the key driver behind the success of the yacht’s 40-meter big sister. Oasis 34M boasts all the plus points of the Oasis Deck® solution, which are key to the success of Benetti’s range of the same name: the two extending wings increase the size of the deck, establishing closer contact with the water at the same time as providing protection from the waves, while the infinity pool incorporated in a prominent position on the deck leaves you breathless with its incredible view of the water. Owners and guests therefore have an uninterrupted 270-degree view towards the Oasis Deck®, including from the lounge on the main deck. The combination of sun and shade provides guests with somewhere to relax at any time of day. The social design defining the spaces from the main lounge to the water creates a unique oasis of conviviality that is an invitation to dive into an immersive experience with nature. Close connection with the sea and nature is another focal point for the project, a feature achieved and masterfully showcased by the design team on every deck and in all outdoor areas. Every outdoor space is designed and developed to create a convivial atmosphere and offer exclusive panoramic views. The layout is open and flowing, featuring an elegant and understated style expressed by the selection of materials chosen to highlight visual continuity; the custom-designed furnishings take their inspiration from ocean waves and are joined by selected iconic pieces from top Italian design brands. The design reveals the architects’ meticulous attention to detail, to how the materials are used and their positioning. The parquet on the main and upper decks is perfectly coordinated with the teak used outdoors, while the ivory-coloured leather decorating the ceilings is the perfect foil for the bleached walnut panels with a ribbed design on the vertical surfaces. Together they form a palette of understated colours that are light and bright but create a warm and relaxing atmosphere in every setting. This theme is also a powerful influence on the master suite, designed as an intimate cocoon-like space. With excellent hull efficiency enhanced by the vertical bow, Oasis 34M has a top speed of 16 knots and, at an average cruising speed of 10 knots, a range of 2,700 nautical miles, or more than enough to complete a transatlantic crossing. The rationale is to provide customers with a highly reliable product that is designed to meet the real needs of life on board and maintains its beauty with passing time. For this reason, Benetti has already sold thirteen Oasis 34m with build slots running into 2026.
Technical Data:
LOA - 34.36 m (112.6ft)
Beam - 7.7 m
Draft - 2.03 m
Displacement - 200 t, 256 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 25000 l
Water Capacity 4500 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x MTU 10v 2000m886 1380hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - sixteen knots, fourteen knots cruise, ten knots long range cruising
Range - 2700 nm at ten knots
Project - RWD exterior, Bonetti Kozerski interior, Pielugi Ausonio hull shape naval architect
Hull Shape - displacement with vertical bow
Construction - fiberglass with carbon fiber upper structure
Certification - RINA pleasure Yachts C Mach Y

May 9, 2023

Nordhavn Aground in Ocean Reef Florida Keys

A 24 meter Nordhavn super yacht titled m/y Jess Jonn ran aground in Ocean Reef on the Florida Keys to the Southern part of Miami on May eight.  The causes of the grounding are not confirmed, though in some forums and people knowledgeable of the area are suggesting then when tide is on the low side of things it is suggested you stay on your port side pushing to the red markers in that channel. Another unconfirmed rumour is that the owner was operating the yacht at the time of the accident.  Thankfully the grounding seems to have made little or no damage to M/y Jess Conn as she was reported back underway on the 14th May heading North. 
M/y Jess Conn is hull one of the Nordhavn 80 which launched in 2021.  A design of Vripack the Nordhavn 80 was presented as a project in 2017 filling the gap between the N76 and N86 models, with a three double cabins six berth guest accommodation and two or four crew berths layout, and is powered by twin Deere 375hp.  Nordhavn has so far sold five N80 units.

May 5, 2023

Project: Columbus Atlantique 43 mt

Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, announces the sale to a European Client of the first 43-meter Atlantique unit that will be delivered in 2023. The first of a series, the Columbus Atlantique 43 mt fully reflects Hot Lab’s design philosophy, “Architecture for Voyagers“, a combination of stylistic, design and functional elements dedicated to traveling by sea, to fully enjoy every single moment on board. The hull silhouette is reminiscent of sailing yachts of bygone days and the stern area, with its large panoramic swimming pool, is just half a meterabove water. Atlantique 43 is indeed a super yacht designed to the exacting requirements of the owner and his family, characterized by large outdoor areas that seamlessly merge with the generous interior spaces. The indoor areas of the main and upper decks allow for total contact with the surrounding landscape. The interior layout which has been chosen accommodates ten people divided in four vip cabins in the lower deck and the full beam master cabin positioned on the main deck.  The Atlantique 43 mt is to powered by twin Cat engines with top speeds up to fifteen knots and a cruise of fourteen or twelve knots.  The 43 mt is the is second in size Atlantique a new range from Columbus designed by Hot Lab and feature three additional models, a smaller 37 mt and two larger 47 mt and 55 mt models. 

April 29, 2023

New Model: Overmarine Mangusta Grandsport 45

Overmarine Mangusta Gransport line which features three models has been on a roll of success especially with the large 54 meter model.  This Grandsport 45 was presented as a project in 2017 with the first unit launched in 2020 and two other units put in the water since then.  The Mangusta Gransport 45 comes from a design of Alberto Mancini, the designer responsible for all the Grandsport line and presents a sport profile in two decks plus a sun deck with pilot house.  The Grandsport 45 offers accommodation for ten guests in five double cabins, with a master stateroom located at the forward part of the sleek main deck.  The Grandsport 45 is powered by triple MTU 2600hp with two engines featuring a line shaft propulsion and a central jet propulsion booster.  Thanks to this propulsion set up the Mangusta 45 can reach speeds up to 26 knots, and cruise fast at twenty or economic at twelve knots and a range of 4200 nautical miles.
Technical Data:
LOA - 45.3 m (148.7ft)
Beam - 8.6 m
Draft - 2.1 m
Displacement - 285 t half load, 310 t full load, 444 GT volume
Fuel Capacity - 54000 l
Water Capacity - 8000 l
Accommodation - ten or twelve guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 3 x MTU 16V 2000 M96L 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft with fixed pitch propellers plus central KaMeWa steerable waterjet S63-4
Speed - 26 knots max, twenty knots fast cruise, twelve knots economic long range
Range - 4200 nautical miles at twelve knots
Construction - aluminium
Project - Alberto Mancini interior and exterior  

April 28, 2023

Project: ISA Yachts Gran Turismo 33

ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, announces the project for a new Granturismo 33 metres with sinuous lines and a sophisticated soul. The exterior and interior design is by Architect Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design, while the naval engineering is by ISA Yachts. Inspired by its older sisters, ISA GT 33 is a competitive project aiming to encapsulate the incisive shapes, the innovations and the original details of the Granturismo line. The exterior design portrays a great coupé effect through the pronounced bow, the superstructure located toward the stern and the arches connecting all the decks: the traits that have made the ISA brand so distinctive all over the world. On both the main and the upper deck, continuity between the indoor and outdoor layout is achieved through the use of the same materials and the purposeful design of the lighting system. The placing of these areas on a single-level floor further facilitates the merging to create a dynamic and versatile environment. To this purpose, the cockpit sofas on the main deck have been designed so as not to obstruct the view from indoor. Typical of all ISA GT projects, the upper deck features a circular dining room which, thanks to the 180-degree sliding window, opens the view on the cockpit, again to the purpose of creating a single indoor-outdoor space. Compact yet functional, ISA GT 33 has a hydro-massage swimming pool in the bow. ISA GT 33 can accommodate up to ten people, with the owner cabin located on the main deck forward, while two VIP and two double cabins with twin beds are below deck. The service is guaranteed by five crew members. With aluminium hull and superstructure, ISA Gran Tutismo 33 is equipped with twin MTU 1620hp engines powering it to a top speed of 21 knots and guaranteeing a cruise speed of 19 knots.

April 23, 2023

New Launch: CRN 72m hull.139

On thirteen March a new full-custom CRN super yacht was launched today at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard. The CRN 139 Project has been christened in a private ceremony. 72 metres long, over twelve meters in beam and with a gross tonnage of 1,880 GT, the vessel has been designed and built by CRN, which also developed the entire naval architecture. The concept and the exterior lines were created by design and architecture studio Vallicelli Design, while architects Nuvolari Lenard took care of the interiors and their subdivision together with the yard. The result is a fully bespoke 72-metre steel and aluminium yacht spanning 6 decks and accommodating up to twelve guests and nineteen crew. The CRN M/Y 139 is a super yacht with a striking sense of style. She combines functional and design solutions in a sophisticated overall harmony, while the superstructure exudes an essential visual concision emphasised by the smooth external lines that impart an original, elegant aesthetic. This sublime fully custom super yacht vaunts extremely generous internal and external spaces, devised to offer the owner family a memorable on-board living experience in total privacy and comfort. Among the many standout features, the large full-height windows lend a softness to the lines, offsetting her impressive dimensions. The new 72-metre CRN M/Y 139 is a supreme expression of CRN’s design and construction skill – that talent for creating unique, distinctive designs that reflect and enhance their owners’ vision, personality and style. Another three full-custom CRN yachts are currently under construction at the Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard, the multi-brand hub in Ancona stretching over almost 80,000 sqm. These are the 67-metre hull.143, the 85-metre hull.144, and the 70-metre hull.145. Also taking shape there are a Ferretti Custom Line Navetta 50, a Pershing 140 #03 and Pershing 140 #04 in aluminium, plus a Riva 50Metri #03 and a Riva Superyacht Division 54Metri in aluminium and steel. In addition, the entire Ferretti Custom Line production output is being built there too, with 27 yachts now under construction in the sheds or at the finishing and testing stages at the docks prior to delivery to their owners.
Technical Data:
LOA - 72 m (236ft)
Beam - 12.40 m
Draft - 3.3 m
Displacement - 1880 GT *volume
Accommodation - twelve guests in six cabins, nineteen crew in twenty cabins
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Andrea Vallicelli exterior, Nuvolari Lenard interior, Ferretti Group naval architecture
Certification - Lloyds Cross of Malta 100A1 Mono G6 LMC

April 21, 2023

New Model: Cantiere Delle Marche RJ 115

Cantiere delle Marche has launched the first RJ 115 model, titled m/y Stellamar this is the second RJ series following the 130 launched in 2021.  The RJ series stems from a fruitful collaboration between the yard’s team and the talented Francesco Paszkowski who has developed a successful series of contemporary modern explorer yachts with an RJ 130 delivered and two more RJ 115 and RJ 155 in the pipeline, this commissioned by the owner of ,/y Stellamar.  Needless to add that this represents an attestation of trust for Cantiere delle Marche and provides a further reference within the yachting community. All models in the RJ line share a strong personality characterized by extremely well-balanced volumes and proportions throughout the design, as well as those characterizing features as, for example the invisible crane.  The RJ 115 project pays respect to the most exquisite yacht design tradition while implementing it with highly sophisticated design solutions. An extensive use of glass in the bulwarks and the open stern enhance the visual continuity with the surrounding environment. RJ 115 profile is tense yet it encompasses sensuous lines that add an unrivalled elegance to her exterior design. With this project, Francesco Paszkowski shows that medium size dimensions are not the enemy of creativity as they make it more effective. Paszkowski succeeded in providing the 35m super yacht with large spaces and luxury amenities while staying true to her explorer yacht’s soul, a peculiarity which sets Cantiere delle Marche from the other players in the super yacht industry.  The RJ 115 is an elegant yet robust, reliable, environment friendly, long range explorer super yacht with unrivalled technical equipment that allow her Owner, family and friends to enjoy safe journeys to the most remote and secluded areas of the globe. For all technical aspects, CdM has drawn not only on the expertise of its in-house design and engineering department but also that of long-standing partner Hydro Tec entrusted for the naval architecture.  The interior layout of this first RJ 115 was tailored to the Owner family’s specific needs and provides ensuite accommodation for eight guests in four lower deck cabins, and a master stateroom on the main deck forward. A crew of seven has their quarters on the Lower deck in three cabins while the Captain’s is next to the wheelhouse on the Upper deck.  A cleverly designed layout offers easy circulation and a functional connection between the decks with all exterior stairs located on the port side and large side walkways. Great emphasis has been given to outdoor areas with large lounging/dining areas on all decks. Yet, should you have enough of sun and wind, when you enter the Main or Upper salon you don’t lose contact with the outdoors as vast windows light the rooms while visually connecting them to the sea beyond.  On the Lower deck you realize that natural light and views are not reserved solely to the upper decks as all four guest cabins on the Lower deck, two Vip and two twin cabins, are indeed bright and airy thanks to large windows.  The yacht’s interior design and decoration are easy on the eye and shapes remain just as soft as the neutral colour palette. Textures of both wood and fabrics also play a central role by echoing materials found in nature. The interior decoration of Stellamar, in its entirety, work in harmony creating warm and welcoming environments. An extensive use of bright natural oak for flooring and ceilings and cream leather wall panelling gives the interior a soothing atmosphere throughout the yacht, in both social and private areas. Paszkowski designed all fixed furniture and chose, together with the Owners, most of the loose furniture and accessories by renowned manufacturers such as the Arpège Meridienne sofas by Christian Liaigre for the lounging area in the Main Salon, the Poliform Saint Germain sofa in the Skylounge, armchairs Archibald by Poltrona Frau, Cassina Hola chairs in the dining area whose table boasts a beautiful Breccia Aurora marble top. All bathrooms share the same bright and relaxing mood thanks to matt white statuary marble coupled to natural oak. The shower stall in the Owner’s bath is equipped with infra-red sauna and hammam.  The RJ 115 is a full-displacement explorer vessel with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. and powered by twin heavy-duty Caterpillar 724hp each  allows for range of around 5500nm at an economic speed of nine knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 35 m (114.8ft)
Waterline Length - 32.7 m
Beam - 7.50 m
Draft - 2.30 m
Displacement - 283 gt *volume
Fuel Capacity - 45000 l
Water Capacity - 6000 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, seven crew in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Cats C18 Acert 724hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - thirteen knots max, ten cruise, nine knots long range
Range - 5500 nm at nine knots
Hull Shape - full displacement
Construction - steel hull aluminium super structure
Project - Francesco Paszkowski exterior and interior, Sergio Cutolo Hydro Tech naval architect

April 14, 2023

New Model: Ocean Alexander 37L

Ocean Alexander present its new 37L flagship model.  Designed by Evan K. Marshall the 37 is part of the Legend series, which features another smaller 32 meter model. The 37L is a triple deck super yacht with a five guest suite layout of which is an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck.  Crew accommodation is for six persons located aft.  The Ocean Alexander Legend 37L surprises for its al fresco entertainment spaces on the bridge and sky deck, along with the transformative beach club at the lower deck.  The Ocean Alexander 37L is standard powered by twin Man 1600hp with optional engines going up to the twin MTU 2600hp as fitted to the first hull launched in 2022.  Ocean Alexander 37L has reportedly sold thirteen hulls of its flagship and its largest build to date. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 35.9 m (117.9ft)
Waterline Length - 30.5 m
Beam - 7.47 m
Draft - 2.01 m
Displacement - 146,000 kg
Fuel Capacity - 20818 l
Water Capacity - 4012 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, six crew in three cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1600hp, V12 1900hp, V12 2000hp, MTU V16 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - eighteen knots cruise, ten knots long range
Hull Shape - semi displacement
Project - Evan K. Marshall

April 8, 2023

Project: Numarine 30XP

For 2023 Numarine celebrates twenty years, and with this the Turkish yacht builder presents the project for the new 30XP model. A thirty meter two deck plus pilot bridge super yacht with distinctive modern design courtesy of Can Yalman, the 30XP will fit nicely in between the 26 and 32XP models. With the new 30XP Can Yalman also introduces the second generation design language in the XP series distinctive to the previous for being more horizontal and straight. In the new 30XP Numarine also introduces a beach club area on the lower deck, which increases in space when at anchor thanks to the opening side bulkheads. The Numarine 30XP will offer a five double guest cabin layout, with an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck. Crew accommodation is for three cabins, and five berths. The Numarine can be powered with twin 240kw hybrid diesel or Man 560hp engines with top speeds up to thirteen knots. Numarine has reported of selling three models of the 30XP with the first set to launch in 2024.

April 7, 2023

Vitech Super Yacht Sinks off Hastings

A 27 meter Vitech super yacht titled m/y Astor with two persons and a dog on board sank while cruising off Hastings, on the East Sussex coast on Thursday April six at about 1700 hours.  A coast guard helicopter rescued the crew while the dog was later saved by a life boat.  M/y Astor was reported sold in end January, after the yacht has sat untouched in Brighton marina for many years.   
M/y Astor is a 1993 Vitech 90 designed by Bill Dixon and build in Taiwan.  The Vitech 90 features an accommodation for eight guests in four cabins and is powered by twin Man 1100hp engines with a top speed up to 23 knots.  Astor was the first and one of two 90 models build with the second launching in 2006.

April 2, 2023

Project: Ferretti 1000 Skydeck

The determination of Ferretti to keep raising the standards of comfort and liveability has produced a spectacular new version of the brand’s 1000 model flagship. The Skydeck edition of Ferretti Yachts 1000, is a success story for the Forlì-based shipyard with an upper deck redesigned to create an enclosed, sheltered space that can be enjoyed year-round and conveys the breath-taking feeling of being able to touch the sky.  The first unit of the new model is planned for launch in June 2023, while the yacht’s official debut will be at the Fort Lauderdale 2023 boat show. The Ferretti 1000 Skydeck is the usual collaboration between the Strategic Product Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, architect Filippo Salvetti for exterior styling and Ideaeitalia interior design, Ferretti Yachts 1000 Skydeck showcases the brand’s signature values of comfort, Italianness, timeless design and craftsmanship. The Skydeck stands out from the 2020 launcehd 1000 with the new feature for a fully glazed upper deck connected to the aft terrace by a full-height sliding glass door. The result is a second lounge for the owner and guests to enjoy in any weather and whatever the time of year or day. Perfectly coordinated with the interiors, the décor features the same types of wood in a play of contrasts between warm hues and paler, more delicate shades. The Skydeck can be fitted with air conditioning and the shutter slats in the hard top can be opened for natural ventilation. A stairway from the bridge provides indoor access to the deck, which can also be reached from outdoors using the stairway connecting it to the cockpit, while a side door leads to the bow area. The outdoor terrace is another inviting space designed for conviviality with a fiberglass bar unit and stools, while the stern area can be fitted out with free standing furniture chosen to reflect the Owner’s tastes.  Following in the footsteps of Ferretti 1000, the new Skydeck version is versatile and suited to all markets, with interior design solutions that adapt to meet different needs. The yacht’s sporty exterior styling is counterpointed by comfort and wellbeing, the signature features of both the outdoor spaces and the interiors, where the suavely understated design, featuring clean lines and sophisticated materials, conveys a sense of refined luxury and is the ideal interpretation of the values expressed by the “Just Like Home” claim.

March 30, 2023

Ferretti Yacht Collides Into Eceabat Marina Breakwater

A 26 meter Ferretti super yacht titled m/y Gemini collided into the Eceabat Marina breakwater in Canakkale, near the Dardanelles straits in Turkey on the morning of Thursday March 30. The captain reported the accident to the Canakkale Straight Ship Services Directorate, with the yacht reportedly traveling from Greece to Turkey at the time of the accident.  According to the photos circulating online the Ferretti yacht reported cosmetic damage to its bow starboard side, with some hull damage below waterline.  Causes of the accident are not reported.
M/y Gemini is a Ferretti 870 from 2014.  The Ferretti 870 was launched in 2012 to a design of Zuccon and produced till 2016 in eleven units.  The Ferretti 870 was an evolution of the 2004 launched 830 extended in length and replacing the 880 model.  The 870 was replaced by the 850 in the fall of 2016.

March 26, 2023

Project: Burger 122 RPH Motor Yacht

Designed Gregory K. Marshall and the Burger design team, the Wisconsin based builder presents the project for the 122 Raised Pilot House Motor Yacht. A stately and sleek custom super yacht, the 122 RPH Motor Yacht is a semi wide body sleek looking super yacht, with a custom accommodation of ten guests in five double cabins, including of which is an owners stateroom located on the forward part of the main deck. Crew are is located on the forward part of the main deck and offers a lounge with galley and an accommodation for six, including a captains cabin with double berth.  The Burger 122 RPH also offers a tender garage aft.  A fully custom build, the Burger 122 RPH Motor Yacht is estimated to reach speeds up to 24 knots.