Ruth Alessandro
Sailing yacht
Turhan | 36 m | 2005

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ULTRA2: A Sleek, environmentally friendly Superyacht.
Elegant, having a powerful profile and a sustainable and green essence. Beautiful and opulent, yet efficient enough to reach the most remote places.The name is the embodiment of these two key features.The concept aims to achieve Ultra quality in both style and eco-friendliness.The finest materials and workmanship, in the interior as well as in the construction, make the Ultra2 concept Superyacht a gem of modern design, engineering, and privacy. A relaxed mood of comfort and serenity comes from luxurious bespoke interiors and a solid construction quality.The interiors are inviting and luxurious.Cabins and public spaces are trimmed in T. Fotiadis’ recognizable signature use of the highest quality interior materials, fabrics and furniture. Interiors that tell a story, with soul and character, where oversized window panels create breathtaking views, seamlessly merging with the elements.Clean expressive lines that highlight hull silhouette and chamfers, characterize the exterior, give the feeling of a robust masculine design, ensure a quiet stable ride in any waters.One of the innovations aboard Ultra2 is the unique safe ‘core’ that combines a contemporary suite with an extraordinary diplomatic-grade secure-meeting environment, for the ultimate expression of security and ‘connected seclusion’ while offering both economy of space and peace of mind. From the construction process to the operational running of the yacht, Ultra2’s cutting edge security and privacy technology is supported by military standard counter-intelligence protocol and crew training. This ensures that the human element of privacy and security is as impenetrable as the technological element.At the heart of this beautiful and secure Superyacht lies the awareness of our obligation to the nature.The ship is driven by the all-electric Azipod propulsion system and is powered by hybrid diesel-electric motors. Methanol fuel cells operate continuously and provide high performance to keep the puffer batteries charged and ready for action. During port operations, like in breaks or when cruising at low speeds, the methanol fuel cells charge the puffer batteries. This means that there is always enough energy for both the electric motors and all ships systems.This remotely monitored, environmentally friendly power solution reduces significantly the ship's thermal and acoustic impact, and minimizes the need for service and maintenance.The collective knowledge of generations of engineers and boatbuilders has given rise to a classical structure that fully belongs to modernity.Ultra2 is the ultimate ready-to-build concept that uses the best proven technologies from skilled teams, that support T. Fotiadis Design with their knowledge and experience gathered from past projects.This concept is standing on the shoulder of giants.Photo Credits: Hoch3consulting
White Rabbit - the winner of the 2019 Judges' Commendation World Superyacht Award
As we are continuing the series of the 16 winners of World Superyacht Awards, let's discuss boat number 16 - White Rabbit.White Rabbit won an Award in the category of Judges' Commendation.White Rabbit is a 84 m / 275′8″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Echo Yachts in 2018. The motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins. The yacht was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni.In 2018 Australian custom Superyacht builder Echo Yachts have proudly revealed their 84m superyacht newbuild project White Rabbit during an exclusive VIP event at their shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia.White Rabbit is 100% custom designed and built according to its experienced Owners exacting requirements and is the culmination of 4 years of detailed design and construction efforts by the team involved. At nearly 3000 gross tonnes, 84m in length and 19.6m beam, White Rabbit is largest superyacht built in Australia as is the largest aluminium and largest tri-hull superyacht in the world.The enormous trimaran hull form and refined styling of White Rabbit create a profound and immediate Wow Factor that no other hull form can quite achieve.
Elandess - the winner of the 2019 Judges' Commendation World Superyacht Award
As we are continuing the series of the 16 winners of World Superyacht Awards , let's discuss boat number 15 - Elandess.Elandess won an Award in the category of Judges' Commendation.Elandess is a 74 m / 242′10″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2018. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2065 tons. The motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins. The yacht was designed by Harrison Eidsgaard.In May, 2018 YachtHarbour has reported that 74-metre Elandless was launched by Abeking & Rasmussen. Last week, she successfully completed her sea trials in Germany and now is on her way to Norway for the delivery to the owner. This is the owners' second yacht from the yard, there were another 60-metre yacht by Abeking & Rasmussen under name "Elandess" that was sold in 2016 for €52,500,500 and renamed Elysian. Elandess boasts interior and exterior design from the award-winning Harrison Eidsgaard of London and is built from steel and aluminium, with the gross tonnage of 2,065GT. Peder Eidsgaard and his talented team have created a uniquely distinctive vessel brimming with innovative design characteristics and inspired aesthetics. The brief was for a modern and spacious yacht with large lounging areas for enjoying both informal family time and entertaining on social occasions. Elandess offers a plethora of spectacular communal spaces, ranging from the Nemo Lounge below the waterline to the 8m x 2.5m swimming pool on the very expansive sun deck. Remarkably, the yacht’s contemporary and sporty exterior profile belies her wide open plan spaces and flexible living areas which feature large floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. The owner will be able to accommodate up to 14 guests across 7 beautifully appointed cabins.
Spectre - the winner of the 2019 Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT World Superyacht Award
As we are continuing the series of the 16 winners of World Superyacht Awards , let's discuss boat number 14 - Spectre.Spectre won an Award in the category of Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT. Spectre is a 69 m / 226′5″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Benetti in 2019. She has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by engines giving her a maximum speed of 20 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins and an exterior design by Benetti, Giorgio Cassetta. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond after “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”. It’s first owner John Staluppi fell in love with the leading character in the series of films inspired by the novels of Ian Fleming.This original superyacht was developed around the latest marine technologies and combining different styles and philosophies of interior decoration. References to Art Nouveau in France mixed with modern details designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta. He said that he was very fond and proud of this project. As it was the perfect example of the ideas of the owner and the shipyard. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their outstanding energy, pulled us together on to imagine and develop with everything that could be desired on a boat this size.The style of the interiors, created by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, feel of some French hotels and boutiques, standing out from Staluppi’s previous yachts in a more classical way. For example, the floor in the main lounge draws inspiration from the Art Nouveau style flooring in a Paris resort, with symmetrical forms and clean-cut geometrical patterns. Other references to French taste are the windows, a reminiscent of Paris’ typical Art Nouveau shops.The megayacht features with a swimming pool and touch and go helipad. Accommodating 12 guests in unforgettable comfort, the layout has two owner’s cabins: one has a private terrace, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub; two VIP cabins on the Main Deck and two guest cabins on the lower deck. Benetti’s most advanced construction technologies is the Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics - the system significantly increases stability during navigation and improves comfort on board with the help of four stabilising fins and three vertically-adjustable blades.The lines of the hi speed cruising hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design, deliver maximum navigation efficiency, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots and a top speed of 21.2 knots, which is 30% more than a traditional displacement hull.A seven Full Custom yachts planned in 2018/2019, including 3 giga yachts over 100 meters each, now are building in parallel at the Benetti’s Livorno shipyard.
Cecilia - the winner of the 2019 Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above World Superyacht Award
As we are still talking about the 16 winners, let's mention boat number 13 - Cecilia.Cecilia won an Award in the category of Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above.Cecilia is a 49.56 m / 162′8″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Wider in 2018. With a beam of 8.43 m and a draft of 2.29 m, she has an aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 499 tons. She is powered by MAN engines of 725 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Cecilia's maximum range is estimated at 3000 nautical miles. The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 5 cabins. The yacht was designed by Fulvio de Simoni.Credits: Wider s.r.l