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Yesterday evening footage of a Sundeck 550 yacht beached in Cannes in front of Baoli Beach surfaced on social media during the Cannes Yachting Festival, which is currently underway. No injuries or pollution were reported.Despite the incident occurring right next to the Cannes Yachting Festival, the 17,35m Lancelot was not presented at the yacht show but was used by her owner to come and visit the festival. According to sources with a knowledge of the matter, the yacht was then left without any crew anchored in the sea and as the wind picked up, it was washed ashore without any people onboard due to strong winds.Rocked by the sea whilst sitting on the beach for 6 hours, the Sundeck 550 was still however able to not withstand any damage until it was eventually tugged to the nearest harbour.Powered by twin engines of 570 hp each, the Sundeck 550 named Lancelot has a reach of 2000 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 17 knots as well as a maximum speed of 26 knots. With a beam of 5 meters, she is the smallest of 3 versions developed by the Italian shipyard as part of their trawler series.Stretching over 5 days, the Cannes Yachting Festival took place between the 12th and 17th September.Photo via Instagram by @isabellechevrier, @thom.cvr
September 17, 2017
A category 4 hurricane, Irma has caused severe damage to the Caribbean and Florida region in the past few days. Yachts based in the region and moored in local marinas were also amongst the infrastructure ravaged in the area.With strong winds slamming yachts onto decks, snapping mooring lines and simply damaging some areas of yachts by themselves, Irma has destroyed a number of yachts in its passing. One of the larger ones known to be affected became the 42-meter Sierra Romeo seen here above, she was built by Mondomarine in 2007.Another yacht to have been ravaged by the hurricane became the 112 Westport, Pipe Dreams, built in 1999 by the American shipyard. Despite the destruction of the yachts, crew were confirmed to be safe and sound and no injuries were reported.One of the strongest storms to ravage the Caribbean in recent history, the storm affected also the state of Florida with damage reported in the area following the passage of Irma.The hurricane resulted in the State of Florida issuing recommendations to evacuate to over 5 million people in affected areas and as residents started coming back, sights such as the yacht in Pompello beach above were seen.
September 15, 2017
Trending superyacht marina, OneOcean Port Vell located in Barcelona, Spain has now been acquired by Qatari investment bank, QInvest together with an investment fund beneficially owned by Russian billionaire, Vagit Alekperov.Originally developed by the UK-based Salamanca Group, which invested over €100 million into the marina to build out its infrastructure, the marina has recently been targeting megayachts as clients. A strategy that has yielded significant results with Port Vell reporting an 85% rise in visiting 80+ yachts over the last year.Another significant achievement for the Barcelona-based marina became the sale of a 160m berth on its Spanish Quay, which was structured as a long term lease until 2036 and became the largest berth ever sold. The spot was since used by Alisher Usmanov's 156-meter Dilbar."We are very pleased to be leading the new ownership of OneOcean Port Vell" commented QInvest's CEO, Tamim Hamad Al-Kawari, "As one of the most prestigious marinas in the region situated in one of Europe's leading cities, we are confident about its prospects for the future."Valued at $13,8 billion by Forbes, Vagit Alekperov was according to Spanish media, already involved with the marina as he was allegedly part of the initial group of 3 Russian businessmen that backed Salamanca Group's initial €4,5 million acquisition and subsequent investment. According to Forbes Russia, Alekperov is also the owner of Dutch-based shipyard, Heesen Yachts.OneOcean Port Vell is however not the only marina to try to go after a superyacht customer base by developing infrastructure although it has surely become one of the most successful ventures in the field. Porto Montenegro, developed into a superyacht marina by a group of investors such as Lord Jacob Rothschild and LVMH founder, Bernard Arnault was acquired last year by the investment arm of the Government of Dubai.
September 17, 2017
The Monaco Yacht Show remains to this day the main event in the superyacht industry despite rising competition from other venues. A position that Informa, the parent company of the MYS, recently consolidated by acquiring FLIBS and other US-based shows. Ahead of the show's start on September 27, we've created a list of the largest yachts attending the event.#1 JubileeLength: 110mBuilder: Oceanco (2017)The largest yacht ever built in the Netherlands, Jubilee was delivered earlier this year by Oceanco to an exterior design by Igor Lobanov. The yacht can carry a total of 31 guests in 16 cabins catered to by a crew of 45. Key amenities onboard include a swimming pool with a built-in aquarium, a helipad and a large beach club.#2 AquariusLength: 92mBuilder: Feadship (2016)92-meter Aquarius (Project Touchdown) was launched by Feadship in September 2016. The superyacht features a resolutely contemporary exterior design with a number of archetypal Feadship elements, such as a conventional bow and raked superstructure shape. The profile comes from the boards of the Dutch company Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, which was also responsible for the interior design together with the owner's design team in close cooperation with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects.#3 AretiLength: 85mBuilder: Lurssen (2017)Designed throughout by Winch Design, Lurssen's Areti features a large master suite with 8 additional guest suites. Amongst her amenities are an extensive spa area featuring a sauna, a hammam, a jacuzzi and a plunge pool located near to Areti's beach club.#4 LegendLength: 77mBuilder: IHC Holland / Icon Yachts (1974/2016)Launched in Harlingen in March 2016, 77,4m yacht Legend features naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk. Originally constructed in 1974 by the IHC Holland shipyard, the tranformation into an icebreaking passenger ship with a 1B-Swedish / Finish classification took place at Icon Yachts. Moreover, the vessel was lengthened in the stern by 3,6m, whilst her superstructure was completely redesigned and her mast rebuilt.One of the most alluring features is Legend's swim platform and a large swimming pool/Jacuzzi. In addition, she has a luxurious submarine for underwater exploration. Other amenities include a fitness room, movie theatre, medical suite, bar and BBQ areas. Performance wise the superyacht is powered by Smit-Bolnes engines, providing her with a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 13 knots. #5 Silver Fast Length: 77mBuilder: Silver Yachts (2015)The 77m superyacht Silver Fast was launched by Silver Yachts in 2015. The exterior was designed by Espen Oeino, representing the most advanced, eco-fuel efficient vessel in the revolutionary silver series. Silver Fast is the fastest long range cruising yacht-4,500 nautical miles at 18 knots and 6,000 nautical miles at 14 knots with an already proven capability to effortlessly complete long passages in every sea state. Moreover, this superyacht represents the world's largest and fastest aluminium motor yacht with conventional propulsion in terms of length to speed ratio. Silver Fast is capable of crossing the Atlantic at approximately 22 knots cruising speed. #6 Cloud 9Length: 74mBuilder: CRN (2017)Delivered by Italian shipyard CRN, part of Ferretti Group, Cloud 9 became a replacement for her owner's previous 61-meter CMN of the same name. With an exterior by Zuccon and an interior by Winch Design, Cloud 9 is able to accommodate up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, a VIP suite and 6 guest cabins catered to by a crew of 22. #7 Project 783Length: 74mBuilder: Nobiskrug (2010)Designed by Reymond Langton Design studio with contemporary interior conceptualised and furnished by the renowned designer Mark Berryman, the 73,5-meter built in Germany by Nobiskrug was formerly known as Flying Fox.Among her features are a luxury beach club, gym on Sun deck, fully equipped private indoor cinema and its outdoor sister. The vessel offers accommodation for 12 guests (cruising and sleeping) in six cabins.#8 Martha AnnLength: 70mBuilder: Lurssen (2008)70.2m Martha Ann was built for Warren E Halle and is the latest of three yachts commissioned by the American entrepreneur from Lurssen. Refitted in 2014, the yacht is classified by Lloyds and MCA compliant. Her 6 cabin-layout can accommodate 12 guests in a full beam master cabin, a VIP on the upper deck and four double cabins on the lower deck. From a technical standpoint, Martha Ann is powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 2,010 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 13 knots. For maximum comfort, this yacht for sale is fitted with zero speed stabilizers.#9 Game Changer Length: 69mBuilder: Damen (2017)Built by Dutch shipyard Damen the 70-metre Game Changer was launched in March 2017. The support vessel features a fully certified helideck so owners can take larger helicopters on long range flights to their mother yachts and land safely in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it is refuelled and available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht.#10 SeasenseLength: 67mBuilder: Benetti (2017)Benetti has launched 67m superyacht Seasense, previously known as FB268, for an experienced owner who has chosen the Italian brand for the first time. The exterior lines of Seasense are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio AREA from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.#11 Infinite ShadesLength: 65,7mBuilder: Amels (2011)65.7m Infinite Shades is one of the largest yachts ever delivered by Amels. Her Andrew Winch designed interior allows for seven spacious cabins and upper deck spaces. Features include a touch-and-go helipad, wet bar and swimming pool, self-contained tender garage, beach club and a glass elevator serving four of the five decks.
September 19, 2017
The 27m Azimut Grande has just made its debut appearance at the Cannes Yachting Festival, which the Italian builder says brings the only 27 metre raised pilothouse, widebody 5-cabin yacht on the market.The Grande 27m becomes the largest yacht that the Italian shipyard has built in an open manner, meaning that once the hull was completed, all of the interior fitting was done before securing the 16 tonne superstructure onto it. This technique was already used by the Italian group on its smaller vessels but has been implemented for the first time on a larger scale.The benefit of this approach is a new type of efficiency in construction with Azimut saying that it aims to build 11 of these models every year after an initial eight that will be completed by the end of the year. The owner off this first Grande 27m was a repeat, young Azimut client that took delivery of the yacht earlier this year, who according to the shipyard monitored construction only by looking at pictures without in-person visits.Coming up from an Azimut 50 to now his 4th Azimut in just 3 years, the Grande 27m's owner made only upgrade to the design, which they bought on-spec from Azimut, a powerful sound system that runs throughout the yacht together with Apple TVs.Achille Salvagni, the interior designer responsible for the 70-meter High Power III, was chosen to create 3 possible design configurations for the Azimut Grande 27m offering four or five cabin layouts, created at the shipyard's request to anticipate potential customer needs. In addition to this Grande 27m, Salvagni was also responsible for the rest of the interior design for Azimut's Grande line that also includes a 35-meter flagship that debuted at the show as well. Expanding on the plethora of space offered by the widebody platform of the series that sees her stretch over 6,6 meters, Salvagni has implemented a series of design decisions that expand the interior volume that customers have come to expect.In this philosophy, beds in twin cabins were placed in a V shape to allow for more floor space, the guest cabins were on the other hand positioned with their backs to the side of the hull to increase space. In the master cabin, this design view took the form of floor-to-ceiling windows.Powered by two MAN V12 engines of 1,900hp each, the Grande 27m can reach a top speed of 27 knots with her planning hull configuration. Cruising at 20 knots whilst burning 400 litres of fuel per hour, the yacht can also cruise for up to 800 nautical miles at 12 knots in economical mode.
September 17, 2017
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