Sonny III
Sailing yacht
$ 3,950,000
Brooklin Boat Yard | 27.81 m | 2018

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Important Hull Turning for Royal Huisman’s 46m Project 405
Royal Huisman has turned the 46m performance cruiser, project 405 aka Reichel / Pugh – Nauta 151. The turning of the modern performance hull at Royal Huisman’s newbuild facilities is an important milestone in the build process. It marks the start of the outfitting, during which various carefully selected and especially developed components will be fitted to ensure that this vessel will be both extremely lightweight and – compared to existing carbon composite superyachts – very competitive in regattas.At the same time, this radical new concept will offer all the benefits associated with existing Royal Huisman yachts: comfort, low noise levels, and optimal world cruising characteristics. The modern and powerful hull shape of Royal Huisman project 405, with its straight bow, wide transom, and twin rudders, capably embodies the naval architecture and hydrodynamic design by Reichel / Pugh Yacht Design, who have an impressive reputation for creating high-performance designs. The construction on the inside is based on the optimal use of the materials. For example, the hull of project 405 is a high-grade mix of aluminum and carbon composite, utilizing a semi-automated parametric structural optimization process. During sixteen iterations that are part of the shipyard’s new “Featherlight” method, the structural weight is reduced with an admirable 11% compared to conventional methods, whilst maintaining stiffness of the hull and ensuring structural integrity. The trunk for the retractable keel, the deckhouse, guest cockpit and hardtop will all be carbon composite, and are currently being manufactured “next door”, at Rondal. The shipyard’s sister company is skillfully bringing to life, the intriguing shapes envisaged by Nauta Design, who are responsible for the yacht’s general concept, exterior and interior design.In addition, Rondal and its partners are working on optimizing the yacht’s performance by applying various innovations to the yacht’s integrated sail handling system, such as carbon electric captive winches, and the state-of-the-art Panamax carbon rig. The latter was developed with structured luff sails in mind from the outset: reducing the load on the hardware means that the rig can be significantly lighter, as well. This will be the first large newbuild yacht to launch with a configuration based on this method of rig design and engineering. Royal Huisman project 405 will be delivered to her owners in 2022. Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Royal Huisman
What to See at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show
The 61st Genoa International Boat Show will start today and will continue till 21st September. The Ligurian capital will once again be hosting the Genoa International Boat Show from 16th to 21st September, organised by Confindustria Nautica – the Italian Marine Industry Association. The multi-specialised Show was working during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. In 2021 online ticket sales for the event have seen an increase of 82% compared to sales confirmed at the same date in 2020. What have the shipyards prepared for the show? Azimut Yachts is exhibiting 11 models. Among these, there are two novelties of the current nautical season that will be exhibited for the first time at a show in Italy: the cosmopolitan Azimut 68 and the family boat Azimut 53.Azimut 53There are three models representing the Flybridge Collection, in addition to the new Azimut 68 and Azimut 53: Azimut 50, Azimut 60, Azimut 60 Aft Galley, united by a perfect balance of elegance, innovation and quality craftsmanship.The S Collection will feature S6 and S7, both with exterior styling and concept by Stefano Righini and interior design by Francesco Guida, S8, a 24-meter sportyacht with a high level of technological innovation, exterior lines by Alberto Mancini and interior design by Guida and the flagship of the Collection, Grande S10. Riva 68' DiableFerretti Group promises two sensational premieres – the 68’ Diable, the Riva flagship created at the Sarnico shipyard and launched last July on Lake Iseo, and the Pershing 6X, the new jewel in the Pershing range that has won the hearts of everyone with its cuttingedge technology and performance. Pershing 6XOn display alongside these high points, and available for visits on board by customers and enthusiasts, will be some of Ferretti Group’s most successful models, including the Ferretti Yachts 670 and Ferretti Yachts 720 flybridge yachts, the super yacht Custom Line Navetta 30, and the 48 Wallytender X, the outboard version of Wally’s innovative tender that made its European debut last May at the Venice Boat Show.Predator 55 EvoSunseeker Italy will be showcasing the brand new Predator 55 Evo. The 17.05 m yacht has a completely redeveloped interior design. In the same way, on the outside, new inox details and profiles in carbon fibre underline the unmistakable lines that are typical of the Predator line-up, one of the six collections created by the British shipyard. The new Predator 55 Evo can host up to six people with the owner’s cabin at the centre of the boat and a guest cabin to bow. Running on a Volvo Penta of up to 1,450 Ps the model can reach a top speed of 32 knots.SL90ASanlorenzo presents its flagship of the asymmetric line the SL120Asymmetric. The Sanlorenzo SL120A applies an asymmetric configuration only to the living area on the main deck to maintain the side deck on the starboard side. Among the model’s many other unique elements, the Sanlorenzo SL120A also features 15 sq. m of outdoor living area to bow which the owner can access from their own cabin and which can be equipped as a sundeck or with a hot tub which would replace the sofa to bow of the deckhouse and a 45 sq. m of beach club which, thanks to fold-out side terraces, offers a space that is also in direct contact with the sea. The range of 10 models also includes the new asymmetric SL90A, making its Italian debut.Bluegame presents the whole fleet, fresh from the success welcomed on the docks at the Cannes Yachting Festival which just ended. Italian debut of the new BG72 flagship, a yacht that once again confirms the surpassing of traditional stereotypes and the crossover soul of the brand, whose models are not content to belong to just one category.BG72Accompanying the new arrival, the BGX70 and BGX60, the two models of the BGX range launched in 2019 that have surprised and garnered unanimous acclaim worldwide, and the BG42, the entry-level of the historic BG range.Amer 120Amer Yachts also shows its flagship, the new Amer 120. Measuring 35.64m in length and 7.40m in width, the Amer 120, built using a ground-breaking technique that allows for a reduction in fiberglass, is a “wide body” yacht, a layout that means the main deck can house all environments from the saloon to the owner’s cabin featuring particularly large volumes. The contemporary interiors are designed by Stefano Tini and can host up to 10 guests. 60 SherpaArcadia Yachts brings two yachts representing their shipbuilding philosophy – the A85 and the Sherpa 60. Both offering a direct connection with the sea thanks to vast open spaces and glass borders which allow passengers to experience environments where they are immersed in nature, the A85 (28.91 metres), with which Arcadia Yachts made its debut onto the yachting scene, and the Sherpa 60 (18.67 metres) combine innovative engineering solutions with artisanal know-how, while always placing the owner at the centre of every construction decision.Gran Turismo 45Gran Turismo 45 is Beneteau’s brand new design, scheduled to be presented at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show. The 14.78m yachts is the latest express cruiser by Beneteau and is inspired by on board hospitality and functionality. Designed by Beneteau Powerboat and Andreani Design for the interiors, the new Gran Turismo 45 boasts large open spaces, a vast bathing platform and a cockpit equipped with a U-shaped sofa and a wet bar featuring a sink, a fridge and an ice machine. Beneteau’s brand new Gran Turismo 45 runs on two inboard 440 Hp engines.Cranchi SettantottoCranchi Yachts exhibiting the brand’s new flagship design, the Settantotto. The 25m yacht is designed by a close collaboration between the Cranchi Yachts Research Centre and Christian Grande. Both on the main deck and on the fly, the Settantotto offers large open-air spaces while the interiors can house up to four cabins with an owner’s cabin that takes up the whole width at the centre of the model, two queen-size cabins, with a VIP cabin to bow, and a double cabin. Furnished with items from Cranchi Yachts’ Flexform collection, the Cranchi Atelier customisation system allows for ample personalisation. The Settantotto runs on three 1000 Hp Volvo Penta IPS 1350s.Swan Shadow Nautor’s Swan will present their new Swan Shadow, a walkaround that marks the Finnish shipyard with an Italian heart’s entry into the world of “powerboat”. Designed by Jarkko Jämsén and measuring 13.23m in length, the Swan Shadow, is five boats in one: a tender, a day cruiser, a chase boat, a fisherman but also a “limo-tender” thanks to the various configurations and spaces that allow for the highest degree of comfort along with easy and safe movement onboard.TT280SInvictus Yacht is set to present, as a world debut at the 61st Genoa International Boat Show the outboard version of one of the company’s most successful models: the Invictus TT280S. Measuring 8.87m in length and 2.94m in width, the Invictus TT280S in its FB version, a solution that allows for easier interventions on motors and broadens the useful space onboard with new storage areas freed up by the absence of a motor room, is designed by Christian Grande. The Invictus TT280S will run on two 250 Hp outboards.Credits: Arcadia Yachts, Azimut Yachts, Invictus, Ferretti Group, Nautor's Swan, Sanlorenzo, Salone Nautico
Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design Revealed 54m Fury 500
After the Fury 63, Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design presented the Fury 500, a 499GT true hybrid yacht. This 54m yacht has all the benefits of the larger Fury but in a more compact package. As well as the Fury 63, the Fury 500 will be the only sub 500GT yacht that has the owners full beam cabin on the main deck.Creating a yacht with extremely high performance over a wide wind band has given the opportunity to explore energy recovery from the propulsion system, which influences the energy storage and generator system capacity and performance. The yacht will be as green as possible and the aim is the possibility to use hydrogen fuel cell technology in the future and allow the potential owners to have true autonomy. About creators Rob Doyle is one of the new generation of yacht designers tackling the modern challenges of the large yacht business. With a strong 20-year career evolution in the large yacht sector, his experience is unique in the hands-on field of design, styling, performance, naval architecture and, importantly, classification. Van Geest Design strives to keep design pure and uncluttered – not only in the big picture but especially in the detail. The company integrates the interaction between the outside environment and the interior spaces of the yacht. As a result of its technical and production knowledge, Van Geest Design evolves its designs, always featuring something innovative and unique.Credits: Rob Doyle Design Facebook
Classic Series of Explorer Vessels Range Announced by Atlante Yachts
Atlante Yachts has announced the series of semi-custom Atlante Classic series. The steel-hulled range is aimed squarely at the luxury displacement explorer sector. Each model of the range is designed by Paolo Dose of VYD Studio. Classic 37 exteriorThe Classic series are designed as true ocean-going explorer vessels combining substantial volumes, exceptional sea-keeping characteristics, low fuel consumption, long range (5,000nm+), huge internal storage and immense fuel capacity. They are also intended to be as usable and liveable exploring the hotspots of the Mediterranean as they are crossing the World’s Oceans.Classic 37 interiorConstructed from the finest materials both inside and out and with a graceful design that will never go out of style these yachts are intended to be handed down to generations as a prized heirloom. Classic 33 exteriorThe range consists of three models: the 30.2m Classic 30, the 33.4m Classic 33 and the 37.1m Classic 37. The Classic 37 features a rear covered infinity pool and convertible beach club. In the “closed position” the illuminated rear pool is covered with usable teak deck space. In the “open” position the deck opens to reveal the illuminated infinity pool and extends aft to create the rear beach club.Classic 30 exteriorClassic 30 and Classic 33 models will have a hot tub on the sundeck.Classic 33 exteriorTurkish Mengi Yay Yachts will be able to build any yacht from the series with the delivery in 2023. Recent VYD Mengi Yay collaborations have included the 44m Virtus launched in 2019 and the 35m Seastar launched in 2020.Atlante Yachts are a multinational group intended to offer the complete yacht owning experience. Comprising an award-winning Italian Superyacht Design company, an International Superyacht Brokerage firm with offices in London and the South of France, a renowned and hugely experienced Italian and Turkish project management teams and high quality yacht builders.Credits: Atlante Yachts
108 Benetti IJE Listed for Sale
Australian billionaire James Packer's 108m gigayacht IJE has been listed for sale by Burgess. The yacht was built by Benetti as the ultimate world-cruising family yacht and delivered in 2019. Her timeless sculptural exterior was made by sought-after designers Redman Whiteley Dixon and a relaxed beach house-style interior by Benetti. She is the longest yacht ever delivered by an Italian shipyard; she is the flagship of their enviable custom built fleet.IJE is packed with unique features, she has a main saloon with full-height sliding glass walls that opens the space on three sides, a vast lower deck gym with sea terrace and foredeck stowage for two 12m tenders – the gym and tenders are the among the largest on a yacht of this class.She can accommodate 22 guests in 11 suites. The owner has its own deck with forward access to walkaround side decks. The main deck aft has a generous pool and open air dining with lounge and bar. The sun lounge on the bridge deck aft has a firepit as its focus. She also boasts a cinema, dedicated nightclub, elevator, zero speed stabilisers and a range of 6,500nm. She can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots and cruising speed of 16 knots. IJE will be on display at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, her asking price is €175,000,000.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. Benetti designs, builds and sells composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. The fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom to meet all the needs of the market. Benetti belongs to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Burgess