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70MT Milano Introduced by Tankoa
Tankoa and Nauta Design revealed the brand new project Milano, which marks an exciting expansion of the Tankoa range and underscores the boutique shipyard's commitment to fostering innovative partnerships with renowned designers. “This project means a further step in the growth and consolidation phase that makes Tankoa one of the top players in the construction of luxury megayachts,” says Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Tankoa Yachts. “Fusing cutting-edge technology with meticulous attention to details, the 70mt Milano embodies our vision for excellence. Collaborating with Nauta Design, with whom we share a rich history of mutual respect and friendship spanning three decades, is truly gratifying.Project Milano is drawing inspiration from the city itself, which mirrors various aspects of the endeavor. As the birthplace of Nauta Design and synonymous with elegance, aesthetic sensibility, and intelligent design, Milan serves as a fitting symbol for the collaboration—a place where creative ideas materialize into tangible realities.Measuring an impressive 70 meters in length overall, with a beam of 11.80 meters and a draft of 3.50 meters, the project boasts clean lines that exude purity and balance. These modern and refined exteriors reflect a timeless design inherent to Tankoa and Nauta's DNA.At the heart of Milano lies a magnificent stern area designed to captivate from the outset. This space includes a superb beach club featuring a convertible gym, a sauna, and massage room, alongside folding hull platforms that open at sea level. An exquisite swimming pool adorns the exterior, complemented by an expansive sun lounging area fully customizable to the owner's preferences.A key feature of Milano is the single-tier diesel-electric engine room located on the under-lower deck, facilitating direct access from the guest accommodation to the beach club. The lower deck houses four guest suites, a garage for water toys, crew facilities, and crew cabins, while the main deck features open-air lounges, saloons, dining areas, and VIP staterooms.Dedicated entirely to the owner's indulgence, the upper deck boasts a vast master stateroom with breathtaking views, complemented by private amenities. The bridge deck offers additional guest amenities, including a cinema room and outdoor lounges, while the sundeck provides a perfect setting to relish panoramas.Embracing sustainable technologies, the Milano project features a diesel-electric propulsion system, powered by variable speed generators and e-motors. Additionally, the yacht will be equipped with fuel cells, partnering with leading suppliers to integrate methanol fuel cells, ensuring sustainability, comfort, and safety. This initiative remains open to future advancements in hydrogen storage technologies. Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Tankoa
Ocean Alexander’s 35M Puro To Debut at Palm Beach International Boat Show
Ocean Alexander has announced the launch of our groundbreaking Puro series, featuring the debut of the 35P model at the upcoming 2024 Palm Beach International Boat Show. The Ocean Alexander 35P epitomizes the brand's enduring legacy, embodying innovative design and superior functionality. Crafted through a collaboration between renowned Italian designer Giorgio M. Cassetta and naval architect Andrea Agrusta of NavalHEAD, this yacht offers a perfect blend of opulent entertaining spaces, sleek aesthetics, and unmatched seaworthiness.Dan Mundy, Head of Global Operations at Ocean Alexander, expressed excitement about the debut, stating, "The 35P embodies our dedication to pushing the boundaries of luxury and innovation, offering an unmatched yachting experience."With a length of 134.6m and a beam of 7.44 m, the 35P ensures ample space and stability on the water. Powered by Twin MAN® engines, each delivering 2000 HP, combined with a Twin Kohler® 55 KW generator, the yacht promises unmatched performance and reliability. Its significant fuel capacity of 19,040 liters allows for extensive cruising ranges.Inside, the 35P offers accommodations for ten guests, featuring state-of-the-art technology and bespoke amenities that cater to the most discerning tastes. The yacht seamlessly combines comfort and elegance, ensuring a truly exceptional onboard experience.Enthusiasts can explore the 35P's distinctive features at the Palm Beach International Boat Show, where exclusive dealers MarineMax Yachts and Alexander Marine USA will provide detailed insights. Ocean Alexander is a family business. Two generations of one family have guided the shipyard for almost four decades. With manufacturing in Taiwan, Ocean Alexander is consistently one of the top selling brands for large yachts in the U.S. and currently produces models ranging from 26 to 36 meters in length. Credits: Ocean Alexander
55m Madiz Listed for Sale
Camper & Nicholsons has announced that historic yacht Madiz is now offered for sale. The esteemed vessel, now represented by senior sales broker Jean-Marie Recamier and yacht sales advisor Jessica Ruez, is set to captivate the discerning market with its rich heritage and timeless elegance.Originally crafted in 1902 by Ailsa Shipbuilding in Troon, Scotland, Madiz stands as a testament to maritime craftsmanship and enduring allure. As the largest classic motor yacht currently available for sale at 55.4 meters, Madiz holds a distinguished position in nautical history.Boasting Lloyd's classification, Madiz has weathered the passage of time with grace, earning the distinction of being the oldest vessel in operation of its kind. Commissioned by James Coates Jnr and designed by the legendary G.L. Watson, Madiz was conceived as a mothership to complement Coates' majestic sailing yacht.Throughout its storied journey, Madiz served in various capacities, including duty in the Royal Navy Auxiliary Patrol Service during World War I. Resuming its role in pleasure yachting post-war, Madiz traversed the Mediterranean under the ownership of the Hon. John North before finding a home in the care of Greek businessman Costas Keletsekis.Under Keletsekis' stewardship, Madiz underwent a comprehensive refit in 2003, restoring its classic charm while ensuring compliance with Lloyd's Register standards. Acquired by its current owners in 2010, Madiz has since been meticulously maintained, preserving its original features while embracing modern comforts.Today, Madiz stands as a beacon of classic yachting, offering accommodation for 14 guests across seven cabins and being powered by two Mercedes 250Hp engines. The vessel has a dedicated crew of 10 and a complement of tenders, including a 6m Riva Superflorida.Available for viewings by appointment in Perama, Greece, Madiz invites prospective buyers to embark on a journey through maritime history while experiencing the timeless allure of classic style yachting.Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
Sunreef Yachts Expands Global Reach with New Manufacturing Facility
Sunreef Yachts is embarking on a significant industrial expansion with the development of a new manufacturing facility in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.The company, which already operates two shipyards in Gdansk, Poland, totaling over 125,000m² of industrial surface, is venturing into new territory with a 65,000m² land reserve in Ras Al Khaimah.Sunreef Yachts is collaborating with RAK Maritime City to bring this ambitious project to fruition. The facility will offer a comprehensive approach to yacht manufacturing, featuring modern paint shops, carpentry, upholstery, and stainless steel workshops equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and robotics.Choosing Ras Al Khaimah as the site for expansion was a strategic decision for Sunreef Yachts. The region's strategic location, skilled workforce, and industry-friendly environment make it an ideal choice for the company. Francis Lapp, the Founder and President of Sunreef Yachts, expressed gratitude to the RAK Government and RMC management for their support in realizing this vision.Munira Lapp, Director of Sunreef Yachts Middle East, highlighted the collaborative efforts between the Ras Al Khaimah shipyard and the company's Dubai office. Together, they aim to establish a yachting think tank that anticipates trends and shapes the future of the industry with innovative solutions.This expansion marks an important milestone in Sunreef Yachts' global strategy. It not only strengthens the company's presence in the Middle East but also enhances its connectivity with the Asian and Australian markets. With manufacturing sites in Poland and the emerging facility in Ras Al Khaimah, Sunreef Yachts is poised to extend its reach for its range of sustainable catamarans. The new facility will initially focus on producing hybrid ULTIMA catamarans, as well as power and sail yachts ranging from 50 to 70 feet, showcasing the company's commitment to eco-responsible yachting.Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland. Since then, the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
38m Martinique Lumière Launched by Moonen
Dutch builder Moonen Yachts has successfully launched Lumière, a new 37.8m Martinique at the Moonen yard in the Netherlands. The yacht was customized to suit the owners’ tastes and use of the yacht with an extended sun deck and large hot tub pool, an extended swim platform and a bespoke interior design created in collaboration with Studio Indigo.The award-winning Martinique design by Dutch designer René van der Velden allows natural light in, offers spectacular views out, and creates seamless indoor-outdoor connections. An almost continuous band of panoramic windows wraps around both the main and bridge decks.“We are incredibly proud to see Lumière successfully launched,” says Moonen Yachts Technical Director Nicky van Zon. “We can’t wait to see her glimmer in the Mediterranean sunlight. Lumière will be the most exquisite way to experience all the beautiful worldwide destinations her owners will take her to.” The steel and aluminum Martinique has a maximum speed of 17 knots and long-range transatlantic capability. Moonen will complete final outfitting and commissioning of Lumière with her crew during the coming months. Lumière is the fifth yacht from Moonen’s premium semi-custom Martinique design.The yacht will be delivered to her Australian owners before the summer and is expected to spend her first season in the Mediterranean. Moonen Yachts is a yacht builder based in the Netherlands, and its first yacht was built in 1964 under the original yard name of De Ruiter. In 1981, the yard was renamed Moonen Shipyards. It’s launching its first vessel under new ownership: Alhena. In 2017 Moonen Shipyards changed into Moonen Yachts. With the help of strong vision, innovative technology and new designers, Moonen is once again becoming the market leader in 30m to 50m luxury yachts.Credits: Moonen Yachts