Lurssen has shared the details of the project Matrix, created by student designer Thomas Smiths. Matrix is an elegant superyacht inspired by sleek automotive stylingThomas SmithThe concept features strong simple lines, with a clear design DNA that is consistent among the tenders. The sun deck is a great place to socialize with the art deco style bar and swimming pool, whilst the guest deck creates a cosy environment for quiet evenings around the fire pit. The owners can find refuge on their personal deck with the contemplation pool, and the highly customizable party deck at the front is perfect for soirees and celebrations. Matrix’s signature is its elegant windscreen and hull coloured tumblehome, which uses unique tinted glass to create a seamless effect.
April 24, 2017
Last year M/Y A, which is reportedly for sale at $300 million, has been spotted in such cities as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kiel, Bordeaux, off the Reykjavik coast in Iceland and cruising in the French Riviera. Now the most talked-about yacht on the seas has been seen in Monaco.M/Y A was built by Blohm+Voss in 2008. Designed by Philippe Starck, she is capable of accommodating 14 guests in 7 luxurious cabins, as well as a crew of 42. With a meticulous attention to detail, A's interior uses wood furniture with natural light to create a unique style. Amongst her many impressive features are the 3 spa pools, complete with current-generating technology, positioned on various decks for the guests' entertainment.One of the yacht's highlights is perhaps the glass roof under one of the spa pools that allows a mixture of natural light with water. Performance wise she is powered by twin MAN engines of 6,035hp each and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.Andrey Melnichenko, one of the Russian billionaires shaping the yachting industry nowadays, reportedly spent around $380 million on the vessel. His second yacht, the 142.8m Nobiskrug S/Y A, has been recently delivered to the owner.Photos by Raphael Belly
April 21, 2017
Hull 1015, the 38.7m sportsfisher in build at New Zealand yard Yachting Developments, is now entering its final stages of construction. On 8 April 2017 the yacht’s impressive superstructure left its construction bay before being returned to the shed to be joined to the hull and for completion work. The motor yacht, being built for a passionate fisherman and experienced yacht owner, is on a scale never seen before in sportsfishers and will be the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world on her delivery. Delivery for Hull 1015 is set for the third quarter of 2017. Naval architecture and exterior design is by Michael Peters Yacht Design, with interior styling by the owners and the yard team. Interior work is being produced by Yachting Developments’ specialist in-house interior team, with structural engineering and design also by Yachting Developments.It is always gratifying to see a project start coming together in its finished form and this transformational stage of the build of Hull 1015 is a tangible reminder of what a unique and exciting project this is. We are looking forward to her launch later this yearIan Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments
April 21, 2017
The Dutch shipyard has launched the brand new Amels 180 named Lili. The Limited Editions yacht is nearing her on-time and on-budget delivery at Amels yard in the Netherlands. Imperial acted as broker for the sale, Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor.Despite the fast delivery just over 12 months after her sale in May 2016, Lili is a highly customized Limited Editions yacht with Tim Heywood exterior styling and custom extended sun deck. The colour scheme of Castle Tan and Jet Black create an elegant look that complements the interiors created by the Owner’s choice of interior designer Laura Sessa.The AMELS 180 has proven highly popular on the superyacht market and LILI will add to that with her many unique customisations and beautiful colour scheme. She is an exceptionally high quality yacht that will no doubt create many happy memories for her Owners and guests. Once again, working with IMPERIAL has been very smooth and productive and that shows in the end resultRose Damen, Amels Commercial DirectorJulia Stewart, Imperial Director, says: She is another striking project jointly made with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and durable links with AMELS over the last eight years. With LILI, IMPERIAL delivers a new superyacht option for high-end luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, Dutch quality and superior level of equipment. We would like to thank all the teams involved in this project, who realized a challenging project with precise deadlinesThe superyacht's sun deck has been extended by 3 metres to 28 metres in length in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood – creating an outdoor luxury space of almost 175 square metres. It also hosts 4-metre sun deck pool with counter current jets for swimming. As for the main deck, it features a large VIP Suite with a private folding balcony.The largest Amels superyacht to date is Here Comes The Sun, which emerged at its facility in Vlissingen at the end of June 2016. Since then she completed her sea trials and left the Netherlands for international waters in January 2017.
April 21, 2017
Dutch design company Vripack has unveiled details about explorer yacht Rock, currently under construction at Evadne Yachts. Although she is 24 meters, the yacht has 170 m² interior space with 140 m² exterior area. She is able to service 8 guests at the same time and the owner cabin arranged into main deck with panoramic view windows. Thanks to Vripack's super displacement hull, she is a seaworthy vessel for open sea cruising. Rock is also a green boat with Mastervolt lithium ion batteries. With this system she doesn't need to run generators during nights. All night long, air condition and stabilizer systems also able to work with lithium ion batteries. She is also an assertive yacht to being safest pleasure craft under 24 m. Sprinkler system is responsible of interior fire safety and FM200 is protecting whole engine space. Central bilge and fire fighting systems are her other advantages.She is an innovative yacht with using latest technology. All systems onboard are able to controlled by wireless alarm monitoring system. Humphree's innovative fin stabilizers and interceptors are helping her to being more stabile during underway and anchor.
April 21, 2017