The 59th Antigua Charter Yacht Show was originally planned to be held from December 4 to December 9 but is now cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.Last year’s 58th Antigua Charter Yacht Show took place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, as well as in the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina both located in Falmouth on December 4-9, 2019, and featured quite a few beautiful superyachts of up to 90 metres.The resurgence of Covid-19 has resulted in increased risks to everyone who wanted to participate in the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, but the organizers hope that the 60th event in 2021 will take place with improved conditions for Press, Captains, Brokers and Vendors.
October 30, 2020
Bravo Yacht Design (BYD) Group has revealed its new 75-metre superyacht concept - Bravo 75 - inspired by the sailing yacht design.Photo: © BYD GroupThe yacht’s interior is light and airy as a result of the large windows inside. The vessel was specifically designed to accommodate on board a total of 12 guests in its large cabins - one VIP, one twin and three doubles. Whereas the crew area can accommodate up to 21 staff members.Bravo 75's hull was inspired by the sailing yachts - its curve from the stern to the bow shows the difference in the sailing yacht and motor yacht styles. Photo: © BYD GroupThe new yacht will feature electric engine with azipods, diesel and hydrogen engines. The concept is projected to have a top speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.The yacht will also have a helipad at the bow. Photo: © BYD Group
October 29, 2020
Lürssen, the leading shipyard based in Germany, is well-known for its large luxurious yachts. One of Lürssen's superyachts has been spotted in Phuket, Thailand. The 85-metre Amatasia, which was originally called Areti, was designed and built to fit large groups of guests. It features eight large suites and a beautiful master suite - spread across the three decks.Among the yacht's other stunning features are the helipad at the bow and the luxurious spa on the lower deck: it has a plunge pool, a hot tub and sauna. The guests also have access to the large beach deck.
October 29, 2020
The Italian shipyard Arcadia Yachts revealed that it is launching another A85 hull with the interior renewed by Milan-based studio Hot Lab. The yacht will offer 100 square metres of living space on the main deck with a plenty of room for guests, and 35 square metres on the lower deck, enabling everyone on board to enjoy their time on the water. The 18th hull will have unique features with classic marine and muted palette.Hot Lab’s head of design Enrico Lumini told that in the process of “renewing the décor of the interiors, they focused on small style changes to create a fresh, modern mood that was suitable for the Arcadia A85”.Photo: Arcadia Yachts"The A85 is an iconic model, not just for Arcadia, but for the entire yachting market”, as Ugo Pellegrino, CEO of Arcadia Yachts, commented.The vessel can accommodate up to 8 guests in its 4 staterooms. It is able to reach a speed of 18.5 knots and cruise at 16.5 knots with no difficulties as she has the twin Diesel MAN 730 hp engines.
October 28, 2020
The first VQ115 Veloce by Vanquish Superyachts - potentially the world’s fastest superyacht for its category
The Netherlands-based Vanquish Superyachts has received a new order - for the new 35-metre VQ115 Veloce yacht. Translated exactly as “fast” the model is set to be the world’s fastest aluminium superyacht with normal – albeit state-of-the-art – diesel engines. The very first VQ115 Veloce has been commissioned by and developed with a repeat client who loves entertaining large groups of people.The initial discussions were based on design concepts for a VQ90 but quickly evolved as the owner added an extra cabin, a dedicated dining area on the lower deck and two garages. A trio of MTU-Rolls-Royce 2600s engines, backed up by surface drives, will power the VQ115 Veloce to an exceptional speed of 53 knots. This makes the vessel, quite possibly, the fastest aluminium yacht over 30 metres with ‘normal’ diesel engines – i.e. non-turbine-driven – built to date. Studio Delta in the Netherlands is responsible for the naval architecture of the hull, working in tandem with Swedish company Petestep to optimise comfort and performance levels and increase efficiency by over 15% at top speeds.Exterior designer Guido de Groot and his team have a relatively narrow hull on which to base their design. An impressive range of up to 600 nm will be possible when running on one or two engines, with an extra fuel tank available for cruising at lower speeds. Outdoor entertainment is a major factor in all areas of the yacht. The expansive foredeck, for instance, has a large seating area for lounging and dining, plus the option to lift up the sun beds and create a saltwater jacuzzi. The interior features a futuristic style to match the exterior design, with a casual groove, emblematic Vanquish details and 45-degree treatments. A smart layout makes optimum use of the enlarged space available. The main deck saloon will be fully tailored to the owner’s wishes with movable furniture to allow flexibility of occasion and time of day. Office space is included for when work calls, there is a neat pantry with its own cocktail bar, plus a day head to keep the lower deck private. Stairs rise to the sport flybridge above while the aft door opens fully to create a unified space with the aft deck: matching floors will ensure continuity between the outdoor and indoor spaces. The lower deck features a more extensive galley and a U-shaped seating/dining area in a country kitchen style. Accommodations include a full-beam master suite, a VIP and a guest cabin, all with their own bathrooms. A dedicated media room includes a large television, a high-end sound system plus two Pullmans that bring the potential sleeping capacity to eight. There are also berths for four crew members. This potentially record-breaking powerboat is due to be delivered to the Mediterranean at the end of June 2022 so the owners can enjoy the summer before having her transported Stateside for the Caribbean season.
October 28, 2020