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The new CRN 70-meter superyacht architected by Vallicelli Design
CRN announced a sale of the new fully-customized 70-meter superyacht from steel and aluminium, with a hull number 139. This new project is a result of the collaboration by CRN Technical Office and Italian architecture and design studio Vallicelli Design. The concept, exterior lines and interior layout were created by rchitects Andrea Vallicelli and Alessandro Nazareth.This yacht offers a generous indoor and outdoor spaces for the owner's family to enjoy, equipped with both functional and design features to achieve a sophisticated overall balance.Currently under construction at CRN's Ancona hub : the 79-metre M/Y CRN 135 and 62-metre M/Y CRN 137, slated for delivery in 2019, plus the 62-metre M/Y CRN 138.
69-meter superyacht Spectre by Benetti delivered to John Staluppi
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95-meter superyacht Indian Empress renamed NEOM after her sale
In March, 2018 YachtHarbour reported that Indian Empress confiscated in Malta for unpaid wages. In June, Indian Empress was sold to pay off debts. Later in Jule, auction of the Indian Empress was failed and the court decided that Indian Empress should be re-auctioned. In September, 2018 she was sold for €35 million. After her sale at auction to Sea Beauty Yachting Limited, 95-metre superyacht Indian Empress has been renamed NEOM. Neom is a Saudi project for a smart and tourist cross-border city planned for construction and is located in the far north-west of Saudi Arabia.The previous owner purchased Indian Empress in 2006 for $113 million. Originally built in 2000 for a member of the royal Qatari family, the vessel has also been a very popular charter yacht. Indian Empress had a major €6.4 million refit in 2016, where the interior has swapped deep red and rich gold colours and ornate gilt-work and traditional carpets for contrasting woods, pale neutral colours and large impressive art.The yacht was abandoned by her owner in September 2017. Much of her owner’s assets in India and elsewhere have been either seized or frozen as he faced charges of money laundering and defrauding a consortium of Indian banks.
109-meter superyacht Project Bravo launched by Oceanco
Oceanco's 109-meter Project Bravo was launched on 17 November 2018. She has naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects, exterior design and layout by Nuvolari Lenard and Interior by Reymond Langton Design. She is the first Oceanco to utilise its innovative LIFE ( Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel-efficient, Eco-friendly) design. LIFE revolves around intelligent naval architecture that leverages a number of fundamental principles, which create a harmonious balance between weight, power, technical areas and luxury interior on board. Bravo embodies Oceanco's expertise in building large complex yachts, whereby project management proficiency played an integral part in Bravo's success, "A bespoke project of such magnitude and splendor will always present interesting challenges and opportunities" says owner's representative, Burgess. "With Project Bravo we created a truly spectacular yacht whose excellence is a clear reflection of the commitment of a dynamic and professional project team". After the innovations introduced with "Alfa Nero", Oceanco Asked us to "raise the bar" and create another remarkable and revolutionary design, says Dan Lenard, senior partner at Nuvolari-Lenard. "Our approach with Bravo was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space. This new exterior style concept is bound to create a new design stream. It is important to us that we started this new stream together with Oceanco" The yacht's elegant contemporary interior compliments the exterior design, Pascale Raymond, partner in Reymond Langton Design says, "We worked with artisans and craftsmen to create bespoke artworks, fabrics and signature furniture pieces that all combine to create a warm, inviting environment on board for the Owner's family and guests."
60-meter superyacht St David joins Morley Yachts charter fleet
Morley Yachts, the Mediterranean yacht broker based in Monaco, is pleased to announce the addition of motor yacht St David to its Central Agency charter fleet. The yacht is now available for charter this winter in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives and the Seychelles from New Year’s Eve 2018, and is open to potential charter itineraries in destinations such as Zanzibar, Sri Lanka or even Dubai from February 2019.The custom-built, tri-deck Benetti motor yacht St David was recently sold to a European buyer introduced by Morley Yachts, David Jakabovic and has now joined the brokerage’s Central Agency fleet. The 60m yacht was launched in 2008 and underwent a full refit in 2017. Both the interior and exterior was designed by Andrew Winch and she can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms, including a split-level Master Suite and VIP Suite.The duplex Master Suite has an office, a sitting room, a huge bathroom, and stairways leading up to the master bedroom with its ornately carved bed and panoramic windows. At the touch of a button, the hand-painted ceiling slides apart to reveal a skylight above the bed.Before steaming the Indian Ocean, St David is receiving another multi-million dollar refit. It includes a new chase boat, Bimini material, TVs and a projector, satellite antenna and the replacement of certain decorative features.The multi-talented crew will include a massage therapist, watersports instructors and a chef. Guests aboard St David will be able to employ a Dive Butler service offering local knowledge of the best dive sites.Morley Yachts’ contacts with the Ministry of Tourism in the Seychelles enables charter guests to have unprecedented access to national parks and reserves. Itinerary ideas will be shared with anybody interested in chartering in places that are still off the beaten track as far as yachting is concerned.St David was designed to be enjoyed in the company of friends and her features include:● Generous deck areas, including a sun deck with one of the largest freshwater hot tubs on any 60m yacht● All Cabins excluding the Master are convertible to Twin or Double● Cinema (movies can be enjoyed from the jacuzzi and the bar and seating area, thanks to a semi-translucent screen offering viewing from two sides)● Gym ● Massage room● Private nightclub● Professional SCUBA diving equipment, used on diving excursions led by the yacht’s very own onboard SCUBA diving instructor. ● A collection of tenders and toys to appeal to all charter guests, ranging from snorkelling equipment and fishing rods to the latest watertoys such as SeaBobs and a Wave Runner.Her elegant wood-panelled interior, inspired by the grand residences of the Italian Riviera, provides opportunities for guests to enjoy both formal occasions and relaxed, intimate gatherings. The yacht’s professional crew of 15, led by Captain Jean-Marc Bitouzet, have played a significant role in her impressive charter reputation.