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Vulkan Shipyard | 42.1 m | 2019

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Flexplorer 146 Mat Launched by Cantiere delle Marche
The Flexplorer 146 Mat represents a significant advancement in the Flexplorer series. While retaining the core concept of the Flexplorer line, Mat introduces notable changes in equipment, layout, and accommodation compared to its predecessor, Maverick, delivered last month. This vessel exemplifies the series' adaptability to meet diverse owner specifications.Ennio Cecchini, Executive Chairman and Founder of Cantiere delle Marche, highlights the Flexplorer line's versatility: “With the Flexplorer line, we transform semi-custom explorer yachts into fully custom masterpieces. Owners can personalize every aspect, from the number of decks to the yacht’s design, naval architecture, and engineering. This extensive customization defines our semi-custom concept.”Mat maintains the robust, exploration-ready aesthetic typical of the series but has a sleeker profile due to one less deck. Unlike previous models, it lacks the iconic A-frame crane, opting instead for an "invisible crane" integrated into the sun deck overhang. This crane, initially seen on the RJ series, retracts into its compartment after use, allowing the aft deck to transform into a spacious lounging area with collapsible bulwarks.Hydro Tec designed Mat’s exterior, naval architecture, and engineering, while Nauta Design crafted the interiors. Mario Pedol, founder of Nauta Design, describes Mat’s interiors as spacious and balanced, featuring large windows that enhance the indoor-outdoor connection. The clean, refined interior architecture uses natural materials and light colors, creating a pleasant living environment.Mat, with a gross tonnage of 475 GT, offers generous social and private spaces for up to ten guests across three decks and a sun deck. A crew of nine ensures smooth operations and guest comfort. The yacht measures 44.50 meters in length and has a displacement of 445 tons. It is equipped with 65,000-liter fuel tanks powering twin Caterpillar C32 engines, each producing 746 kW. This setup allows for a top speed of 14 knots and a range of over 5,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.CdM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
Zuccon International Project Wins 2024 Compasso d’Oro
Bernardo and Martina Zuccon have received the prestigious 2024 Compasso d’Oro for their design of the Sanlorenzo SP110. The Compasso d’Oro, awarded by the Associazione per il Disegno Industriale (ADI), is recognized as the world's oldest and most authoritative industrial design award. The ceremony took place at the ADI Design Museum in Milan.The SP110 project was honored for its innovative approach to yacht design, combining new proportions, a balance of transparent and opaque surfaces, and novel living solutions. The design emphasizes sustainability in construction and use, reflecting the Zuccon International Project’s commitment to continuous innovation.Bernardo ZucconThe jury's citation praised the SP110 for its concept of a "floating home" and its impact on both yachting and architecture. It was selected from 32 products and services in the 2022 and 2023 ADI Design Index. The SP110's strategic focus on renewing production processes in the yacht sector was highlighted as a significant achievement.“For our firm, this award is our most important achievement in design, and we feel honored to receive it for the SP110, a project that explores new ideas in on-board living,” said Bernardo Zuccon, who accepted the award in person. He also noted the successful collaboration with Sanlorenzo, a partnership that has been ongoing for years.Established in 1954 by Gio Ponti, the Compasso d’Oro has recognized approximately 370 projects over 70 editions. The inclusion of the Sanlorenzo SP110 in this esteemed group underscores the growth and innovation in yacht design, marking a significant milestone for Zuccon International Project, founded by Gianni Zuccon and Paola Galeazzi.Credits: Zuccon International Project
Night Fury II Delivered by Columbus Yachts
Following its official delivery, the Columbus Atlantique 43 M/Y Night Fury II has embarked on its maiden voyage. This vessel is the first of three constructions from the Atlantique line scheduled for delivery this summer. The steel and aluminium yacht will be showcased at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show 2024.With a volume of 462 GT, the Night Fury II features exterior and interior design by Hot Lab studio. The design philosophy, termed "Architecture for Voyagers," integrates stylistic, design, and functional elements to enhance the onboard experience. The naval engineering was developed by Palumbo Superyachts in collaboration with Hydro Tec studio.The yacht’s most distinctive feature is its "sailing-type" stern. The central swimming pool is surrounded by a C-shaped seating area facing astern. The low transom, just 50cm above sea level, and lateral folding side wings enhance the connection with the water.The lower deck includes four double cabins, with two VIP cabins featuring private bathrooms, and two twin cabins. The forward section of the lower deck is dedicated to the crew, providing four double cabins, each with a bathroom, as well as a crew mess and laundry area. The captain’s cabin is adjacent to the wheelhouse.The yacht also includes a 5.5m tender stored at the stern, with a garage on the starboard side. The main deck forward houses a second tender (rescue boat) and two jet skis.Powered by two 970kW Cat C32 Acert engines, the Columbus Atlantique 43 Night Fury II can achieve a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots.Columbus Yachts was established in 2008. In early 2019, the shipyard launched the new flagship Columbus Classic 80m M/Y Dragon, which joins in the Columbus star-studded fleet with the award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 Divine, the 57m M/Y Taiba and the 40m M/Y Eleonora III. The Columbus range offers four different lines: Sport, Classic, Crossover and Custom for unique projects. Currently, Palumbo Superyachts comprises a representative office in Monaco and a logistics network of five shipyards in the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples and Savona), operating under just as many world-renowned brand names: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine, Extra Yachts and Palumbo SY Refit.Credits: Columbus Yachts
Inside Benetti's 37m Legend: A Modern Take on 1960s Navetta Aesthetics
Benetti has introduced M/Y Legend, a 37-meter Motopanfilo yacht that blends the charm of 1960s navettas with modern technical and stylistic advancements. Designed by Francesco Struglia for the exterior and Lazzarini Pickering Architects for the interior, the yacht maintains its traditional allure while featuring contemporary enhancements.Legend's design emphasizes large, light-filled spaces with broad terraces that offer constant visual contact with the sea. The yacht’s all-composite construction was overseen by Francesco Struglia and Lazzarini Pickering Architects, who aimed to create a fluid transition between interior and exterior spaces. Main saloon The yacht includes personalized elements such as Antartide pink marble and embossed leather, requested by the owner. Legend is equipped with a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system to meet IMO Tier III emissions standards, a double-capacity desalination plant, a fuel purification system, and a Starlink internet system. It also features upgraded Miele professional appliances and complies with the REG Yacht Code for charter operations.Main saloon The interiors, designed by Claudio Lazzarini and Carl Pickering, offer a contemporary interpretation of classic motoryacht elegance. The main deck saloon, with sliding glass panels, blends seamlessly with the generous beach platform. Reflective surfaces around the windows enhance natural light and expand the interior spaces. The Main Deck's structure, inspired by the skeleton of a whale, features extensive lateral glazing and minimal furnishings to create an open ambiance. Main deckInterior materials include Alpi teak, Calacatta marble, and Antartide pink marble. The owner’s suite on the main deck and four guest suites on the lower deck offer luxurious accommodations, with a spiral staircase connecting to the skylounge on the upper deck. Loro Piana Interiors provided classic summer fabrics in shades of white, blue, and malachite.Master suite Francesco Struglia’s exterior design unifies the hull and superstructure with sharp lines and elongated forms. The superstructure’s bronze-colored paint adds a touch of modern elegance. The sun deck features a custom “grand piano” sun-pad, and the Lower Deck includes a spacious beach platform with a pull-out bar.Upper deckPowered by two V12 MAN engines, M/Y Legend achieves a top speed of 17 knots. The efficient hull, designed by Pierluigi Ausonio Naval Architecture in collaboration with Azimut|Benetti Group R&D, ensures excellent seakeeping and optimized fuel consumption, providing an impressive range.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 aluminum 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: Benetti
Pershing Yacht Terrace at 7Pines Resort Ibiza Opens
The Pershing Yacht Terrace, a new cocktail bar, has opened at the 7Pines Resort in Ibiza, offering visitors an elegantly sporty setting with a stunning sea view. This exclusive location provides a unique vantage point of Ibiza and promises a memorable summer experience.Situated in the heart of the 7Pines Resort, the Pershing Yacht Terrace brings Pershing’s signature luxury and design to dry land. The resort itself is a 5-star luxury destination featuring 185 suites, two signature villas, a 1,500 m² spa, and 13 private pools. Located on a cliff top in Sant Josep de sa Talaia, the bar offers a spectacular view of the island of Es Vedrà.Launched in June 2018, the Pershing Yacht Terrace is the first lounge created by Pershing's architects and designers, embodying the style and values unique to the Pershing brand. The bar, made from carbon fibre, features the sleek silhouette of the iconic side wing with incorporated glazing, reflecting the sporty elegance of the Pershing X series yachts.The Terrace includes a lounge area for evening DJ sets, providing guests with an ambiance reminiscent of being on one of Pershing’s yachts. This collaboration between Pershing and 7Pines is designed for daytime relaxation and enjoying magnificent sunsets.In addition, 7Pines offers special rates for hiring Pershing yachts, such as the Pershing 5X and Pershing 9X. Expert mixologists at the Terrace have crafted a menu that includes both timeless classics and innovative new cocktails.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credit: Ferretti Group