Icon Yachts together with Bristow Holmes brokerage firm first unveiled 46m Project Gotham...
July 24, 2017 341
CCN Yachting in cooperation with the Turkish shipyard AES Yacht revealed their latest...
July 24, 2017 318
Perhaps one of the most acclaimed new build projects of 2017, the...
July 24, 2017 515
The 85-meter Areti, formerly known as Project Sasha during her build, has...
July 21, 2017 1510
The 85-meter Areti, formerly known as Project Sasha during her build, has been launched by Lürssen in April 2017. Now the German yard has revealed that the superyacht has been delivered to her owner on 19 July and will be displayed at the Monaco Yacht Show this year. Areti will be spending her first summer in the Mediterranean and her world debut will be the highlight of the port during the show. Winch Design has been responsible for both the stunning exterior and interior design and has given the yacht a sleek and perfectly balanced signature, complemented by a traditional but fresh interior styling. The subtle cream hull, along with the white superstructure and grey accents are of a similar design to the owner’s previous yachts. Areti is a voluminous yacht, featuring an enormous and private master suite with eight spacious guest cabins. Many of the entertaining areas of the yacht impose a beach-chic vibe without losing her elegance. On the lower deck aft, one can find spa complete with sauna, hot tub, full depth plunge pool and experience showers. This area further extends to the adjacent relaxation beach club, which in turn, opens up to the vast swim platform via a large transom door.Private and serene exterior deck spaces provide numerous other calm zones where one can feel at home. For example, the owners can fully enjoy their own secluded rest area forward of the owners suite, that boasts its own Jacuzzi and spacious sunbed, along with a breakfast table. Guests can also take advantage of another large Jacuzzi with views from the bridge and sun deck whilst indulging on the generous sun beds. Areti would not be complete without the certified Heli-landing area, providing easy transfers to and from the yacht for the owners and their guests.Photo by Klaus Jordan
July 21, 2017
Perhaps one of the most acclaimed new build projects of 2017, the 106-metre Oceanco's Black Pearl, formerly known as Project Solar, is undergoing sea trials on the North Sea.Inspired by the 88-meter Maltese Falcon, built by Perini Navi for the late venture capitalist, Tom Perkins in 2006, Project Solar started when Ken Freivokh was contracted by the owner on 7 July 2010 to handle design and styling on the project. This initially resulted in a 96-metre preliminary concept codenamed Nautilus.Given their involvement with the development of the Maltese Falcon and its DynaRig concept, Dykstra Naval Architects were introduced by Ken Freivokh to the owner and the Nautilus concept, on which they then acted as naval architects. As a result of a highly beneficial collaboration, Dykstra's team were able to refine and further advance the DynaRig system they designed, driven by the owner to push the technology boundaries beyond what the Maltese Falcon had already achieved.As the preliminary concept was moving ahead as scheduled at Ken Freivokh Design, the studio commissioned UK-based, Devonport yachts (Pendennis shipyard) to perform a technical study of the yacht to create the tendering package, which was then submitted to seven leading shipyards in Europe and the United States in June 2011.Freivokh's team had extended the project to 100-metres by November 2011, of which a scale model was produced. Dutch-based Oceanco were ultimately selected by the owner to undertake the build and in 2012, Nuvolari Lenard, who had previously collaborated with Oceanco on other projects, joined the team for the construction of Freivokh's Nautilus design, influencing several tweaks, such as the three emblematic, elliptical hull windows, as well as parts of the superstructure including further development of the original distinctive arches.As the process continued, the hull design kept evolving with active input from the owner following studies by Freivokh's team on the bow swap that highlighted the need for its refinement. By the owner's hand, these modifications gradually evolved into the overhang-to-reverse bow concept that the 106-metre Nautilus concept ultimately bore. Built as Project Y712, S/Y Black Pearl's interior framework and layout was initially created by Ken Freivokh before being refined by the owner, working closely with designer Gerard Villatte. The acclaimed project is now nearing completion, with Ken Freivokh overseeing the final stages of the build since April 2016, as per contract, following the completion of Nuvolari Lenard's involvement with the project.Photos by Dutch Yachting
July 19, 2017
Months before their global debut, the first units have already been sold of both the Custom Line 120’, which is launching a new planing generation, and the Navetta 42, the biggest semi-displacement yacht the brand has ever built.The world will not get to see them for a few more months yet, but two owners have already shown interest in them. After a memorable 2016 when it celebrated its 20th anniversary, Custom Line has announced the sale of the first units of the new Custom Line 120’ and the new flagship Navetta 42, a number of months before they are due to make their international debuts.We are particularly proud to announce the success of these two models, which have a strategic importance for Custom Line’s present and future. The Custom Line 120’ is the first in the new planing range by Francesco Paszkowski Design. The Navetta 42 was designed by Zuccon International Project and it is the biggest Custom Line yacht ever builtStefano De Vivo, the Chief Commercial Officer of the Ferretti GroupThe two vessels fully embody the identity of a brand that takes the yachting experience to the ultimate level. We are very happy that the Italian style epitomized by Custom Line worldwide has won hearts in both the top international yachting market - the USA, where the first Custom Line 120’ has been sold - and our home country, as the first Navetta 42 will go to an Italian ownerThe project for the Custom Line 120’ was disclosed at the 2016 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and it will be heading back to the United States for its international debut. The first model of the new planing generation is a product of the partnership between Francesco Paszkowski Design, the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and the Engineering Department.The first unit was sold in partnership with the American broker Mr. Jason Wood and it is being built in the Group’s facilities in La Spezia. The Custom Line architects and designers are working in close cooperation with the owner’s staff to create a totally unique maritime masterpiece, with spellbinding interior design that all revolves around the owner’s requirements.The new yacht will be launched before the end of the summer and then transported to the USA, where it will make its official debut.The brand is enjoying constant growth thanks to the unparalleled reputation of its semi-displacement fleet. This is underlined by the sale of the first Navetta 42, which is the biggest yacht of its kind ever built by Custom Line.A product of the partnership between Zuccon International Project and the Ferretti Group’s Strategic Product Committee and Engineering Department, the new flagship also offers proof of the recovery in the Italian market, which has once again chosen Custom Line’s unmistakeable “tailor-made” style.The launch is scheduled for Spring 2018. In the meantime, rapid progress is being made on the initial steps of the Navetta 42 construction process at the Ferretti Group’s Superyacht Yard in Ancona, where the hull was recently moved.The teams are working non-stop at the shipyard, where all of the Group’s super and mega yachts are made. A few days after the launch of the first Navetta 33, on 5 July the fourth Navetta 37 took to the water. It was preceded by the third just a few weeks earlier and now they are both waiting for their owners to come aboard.Ferretti Group, the Italy-based holding behind brands such as Riva, Pershing and Ferretti itself, has indicated it made €14,1 million in net profit in 2016 making it the first year since the financial crisis of 2008 where the group posted a profit.
July 18, 2017
The Ferretti Group has introduced the Navetta 42 at Yachts Miami Beach. Now the company has announced that the yacht has been sold to an Italian client in an in-house deal. Measuring 42m, she is the biggest semi-displacement hull ever built by Custom Line. Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, and the Group’s Engineering Department have joined forces to design the yacht.The Navetta 42 has four fully customizable decks, which offer plenty of space for the owner and guests. The vessel also includes a sliding glass door off the interior dining area. According to the yard, the well-designed layout of the new yacht "will ensure the most efficient organization of on board flows", offering total privacy for the owner and the guests, and "a great freedom of movement for the captain and the crew."A huge suite on the main deck is reserved for the owner, who can opt for four VIP suites or five standard en-suite cabins to accommodate guests thanks to the versatile layout of the lower deck. The aft area is set aside for the large beach club at sea level offering fun and relaxation; the garage opens out onto the sea and is equipped with the new system for launching and hauling out of tenders and water toys.The Ferretti Group anticipates the Navetta 42 to exceed 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.Ferretti Group, the Italy-based holding behind brands such as Riva, Pershing and Ferretti itself, has indicated it made €14,1 million in net profit in 2016 making it the first year since the financial crisis of 2008 where the group posted a profit.
July 19, 2017
The construction of the new Columbus 80m, first unveiled in June, marks the debut of Columbus Yachts in the megayacht segment. Now the shipyard has announced the joining of a hull and superstructure in Ancona.Built with a new approach to construction processes, the superyacht features classic yet contemporary lines, developed on six decks, and will be the first unit in a range that will grow on larger sizes.On the new Columbus 80m the stern section of the lower deck is set aside for guests. The stern wall and the two side walls open outwards, extending the deck area from 100 to 200 square meters creating a big water level beach club with sun loungers and bar.One of the most distinctive spaces on Columbus 80m is the stunning panoramic pool, 7 meters long and fitted with a counter current swimming system. It is fed from above by an eye-catching waterfall, which also acts as a virtual partition, separating the pool from the hydro-massage tub. Located inside the mast structure, the tub is closed on three sides, conjuring up the magical sensation of a grotto hidden behind a blade of water.Performance wise the superyacht is powered by two MTU 4000 M63L engines providing her with a maximum speed of 16.5 knots, whereas having a range of 6000 nm at 12 knots.Columbus has unveiled its latest concept for an explorer yacht named Tomahawk in November 2016. Measuring 52m, the yacht was designed by long-term partner Marco Casali, whilst the naval architecture was developed in collaboration with naval specialist Insenaval.
July 21, 2017
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