Island Passage
Motor yacht
$ 4,900,000
Challenge Marine Nelson | 42 m | 2006

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24m WHY150 Revealed by Wally
After the game-changing WHY200 which took the industry by storm in September 2021, the latest yacht in the wallywhy range has been revealed by the Monaco-based brand: the wallywhy150. The WHY150 was created by Wally-Ferretti Group Engineering, while Studio A. Vallicelli & C penned her interior design. “After the success of the WHY200 we were asked to offer the same characteristics of this breakthrough model in a smaller size. We decided to develop this model to be 24 meters in length and 150 GT and added in some tailored and unique features to give her own identity. The WHY150 serves as yet another example of Wally being ahead of its time, setting new standards in yacht design. As an industry paradigm-shifting project, the WHY150 looks set to be seen all around the world, from top Mediterranean ports to remote islands in the Caribbean,” comments Stefano de Vivo, Wally’s managing director. According to Luca Bassani, Wally’s founder and chief designer, the design is based on her bigger sister, the WHY200. “The challenge was to incorporate some of the 200’s best features into a smaller package, while opening the door to new and innovative solutions in this size range. Most importantly, we have maximized and optimized her exterior spaces as much as possible – they are absolutely enormous and totally unique for her size in the industry,” explains Luca Bassani. WHY150 features include her full wrap-around glass on the main deck, with the high bow presenting a 270-degree view from the unique forward master cabin, a complete dining option and a bar/kitchen with grill, fridges in the sundeck, the full-beam interior saloon is on the same level as the cockpit down to sea level, creating a close sense of connection with the water.In addition, the WHY150 offers unparalleled levels of headroom in the saloon. Sporting a curved ceiling, the living area has the highest headroom in her class, reaching heights up to 2.5 meters (8’2’’). A versatile yacht can accommodate eight guests across four generous staterooms, with four crew members also housed in two large cabins. With her optional three IPS1350 engines, the WHY150 can reach a maximum speed of 23 knots, or 21 knots with standard propulsion of three IPS1200 engines. Set to make her world debut in spring 2023, the first unit of the WHY150 will be launched in February. Wally is part of Ferretti Group. It was founded in 1994 in Monaco by Luca Bassani and is the only yachting brand to be a two-time winner of the ADI Compasso d’Oro, the world’s most important award for quality and design. Credits: Wally
50m Book Ends Delivered by Heesen Yachts
Heesen Yachts has announced the delivery of YN 19850 M/Y Book Ends to the owner, an experienced American yachtsman. The 50 meter yacht is part of the aluminum semi-displacement series and is the first of its kind below 500 GT to comply with IMO Tier-III regulations. An optimized, low-drag, lightweight aluminum hull with a reduced transom depth brings efficiency gains of around 12 per cent.She is perfectly sized to access shallow Bahamian creeks and the smallest Mediterranean ports, thanks to her reduced draft of just 2.15m. “Building a new boat on time and on budget is always a challenge. This past year was particularly challenging with the remnants of Covid and Various Sanctions. Despite what seemed like overwhelming odds, the Heesen team continued working closely with the Book Ends team in Oss to make the dream a reality” comments Bob Book, the owner. “Thanks to an extraordinary combined team effort, this state-of-the-art vessel has been delivered on time with the highest Heesen standards of excellence. This boat is not a “Race Horse”, it is a Race Car”. While I thank the entire Heesen team, I must give a special “THANK YOU’ to Mark Cavendish for his much needed sense of humor and determination for keeping all concerned on the path forward, and to our Captain Mark Lacey”. Book Ends can accommodate twelve guests across five staterooms, with the master suite on the main deck forward and the spacious remaining suites found down on the lower deck. The yacht also offers plenty of outdoor areas for her owners, family, and friends to enjoy life at sea. The beach club will bring them close to the on-water action, while the generous sun pad area on the main deck terrace is perfect for post-swim relaxation. Al-fresco dining can take place either on the bridge deck aft terrace or up on the spacious sundeck. “Being entrusted for the second time in under four years by such an experienced yachtsman is a source of great pride to our shipyard. Everyone worked tirelessly to ensure the owners and their family could enjoy their new yacht this summer. May their days onboard Book Ends be filled with fun and joy wherever they may cruise!” comments Friso Visser, chief commercial officer at Heesen.Book Ends is a thoroughbred racehorse of a yacht with a top speed of over 23 knots and with a cruising speed of 11 knots, she boasts a transoceanic range of 3,100 nautical miles. Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminum and steel from 30m to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Dick Holthuis; Ruben Griffioen, all courtesy of Heesen Yachts
36m Ocean Alexander’s Tintin Sold
The latest unit from Ocean Alexander’s 37 series, 35.9-metre motor yacht Tintin sold with Josh Gulbranson and Stuart Larsen of Fraser represented the buyer and Bruce Siler at MarineMax, who represented the seller.The renders shows the Tintin sister shipThe 35.9 meter yacht was delivered by Taiwanese Ocean Alexander in 2022. Her contemporary exterior and interior were penned by Evan K Marshall. Tintin can accommodate 10 guests across five cabins, including the owner’s suite with the 180-degree view, which is located on the main deck. The yacht has an open-plan interior with a main saloon and dining table for 10 guests. Tintin features plenty of outdoor spaces, including the large foredeck, alfresco area with the bar at the main deck aft and a hot tub on the sky deck. She also has a beach club, which is opened by a hydraulic transom door.In terms of performance, the 278 GT yacht can reach a maximum speed of 24 knots and cruise at 19 knots.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
Motor Yacht Liberty Is Available for Charter in the Mediterranean through YT Partners
YT Partners signed a central agency agreement for charter of the 50m ISA motor yacht Liberty. Designed with charter in mind and having an impressive charter record since her launch in 2011, Liberty is a very family-friendly yacht with many bespoke features to please her very exacting owners. Her sleek, dark grey hull with thin red stripes accenting the waterline and dynamic lines convey a sense of power and turn heads wherever she is moored. This is a true masterpiece of the famous Italian naval architect Andrea Valicelli, who has been creating yachts since 1976 and is said to be responsible for almost every 6th boat in production.Liberty’s sophisticated interior design by Rene Van der Velden is ocean-themed and characterized by a great sense of space and versatility of all areas. Lots of light wood, soft and neutral tones as well as large windows create a Zenlike atmosphere throughout.The outdoor living spaces offer three options for alfresco dining across her three decks. Forward of the bridge is Portuguese seating, perfect for privacy, while the sundeck with a bar and an abundance of sunpads is perfect for socialiazing.The main deck layout is ideal for hosting guests with a large seating area in the main salon with shelves creating a divide to the formal dining area. Upstairs in the skylounge is a further lounge and entertaining space with another large seating area.The yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 cabins, including a master suite, 1 VIP cabin, 2 twin and 2 double cabins. Each of these is designed to an individual theme – turtle, seahorse, shark, nautilus, shrimp, starfish and coral.Liberty is well maintained and just finished her 10 year survey. During the 2020/2021 refit she underwent complete overhaul of the main engines and generators, replacement of pumps and upgrade of her Quantum fin stabilisers to make them work quieter. On interior side, all carpets and bed linens were replaced and guests will love the new cashmere bed covers. The yacht is a RYA approved training centre, allowing for an unrestricted use of jet skis and other water toys by her charter guests. In addition to Castoldi and Zodiac tenders her large toy inventory includes Yamaha and SeaDoo jet skis, Seabobs, paddleboards, wakeboards, kneeboard, some towables, fishing, snorkeling and diving gear.Liberty is built in compliance with MCA and Lloyds Register standards. With a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 17 knots and a range of 4,400nm from her 69,000 litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.Sponsored by YT 7384 140774 Credits: YachtHarbour Archive
43m Oceanic 143 Flagship Launched by Canados
The Oceanic 143’ Tri-Deck was launched on June 29, 2022. Roman shipyard will officially introduce its new Oceanic Line Flagship at the upcoming fall Boat Shows. Capitalizing on over seven decades of yacht building, Canados started producing the Oceanic line of boats aiming at bringing to the market the unique concept of an Explorer styled yacht in terms of design and range with much more than the 13 knots usual top speed offered by most explorers on the market. The yacht offers extremely long-range capabilities and a 24 knots top end speed. She is the result of an in-house design and engineering with interiors by Michela Reverberi Design from Rome. The Oceanic particular hull architecture, named by Canados Technical Office as “Displanning” was developed by the shipyard. This hull architecture can provide for optimum comfort at displacement speeds between 8 and 12 knots with minimum hydrodynamic drag to reduce fuel consumption; extremely stable from idle to top speed; capable of 24 knots top to allow owners, when onboard, to move rapidly from a destination to another. Moving a 43-meter by 8.2-meter beam tri-deck yacht at 24 knots is not an easy task. The Oceanic 143’ is powered with three of the all-new Caterpillar C32 B-Series 12-cylinder 3-Turbo engines developing 2400 hp each. For performance reasons as well as to reduce draft and allow the boat to anchor as close as possible to the beach, the three shafts are installed in tunnels, allowing draft to be reduced to about 2 meters.With about 385 Gross Tons, two guest cabins, two VIP suites and a full private owner’s deck, the Oceanic 143’ Tri Deck also benefits from spacious outdoor decks. The aft deck, equipped with an infinity tub, an oversized lounge, game and coffee table, bar with summer kitchen and dining table for 12 people is over 105 sq. m. The two owner’s deck terraces are respectively 44 sq. m and 15 sq. m. The sun deck, with bar, sun pad, wing stations and a Turkish bath inside the mast is about 70 sq. m.Finally, behind the massive transom door is a teak dressed air-conditioned gym where two electric cars can be stored and unloaded onto the dock with the Opacmare® Evo-Transformer hydraulic swimming platform.The Oceanic 143’ Tri-Deck will undertake dock trials until July 20 and will then undergo its sea-trials period.The Canados shipyard was founded in 1946, on an ex-hydroplane base. Since then, more than 800 Canados yachts have been delivered. The shipyard is located in Rome, just 7 km from the international airport of Fiumicino and produces motor superyachts and semi-displacement yachts and has a range of 14 models from 13 to 43 meters.Credits: Canados