On Wednesday evening, March 22, the 48-meter Elsa ran ashore in Ladder Bay in Saba, 20 nautical miles away from St Maarten. According to the Saba Government Information Service, all passengers and crew on board were safely transported to the harbour and no one was injured.
The conditions under which the vessel ran aground are still unknown, but it is already the second yacht which is involved in such accident, as last Saturday a French sailing yacht had been pulled off the rocks there.
Elsa's owners have been working together with the authorities on a plan to salvage the yacht with minimal damages to the surrounding environment, as diesel is spreading along the coast, local news report.
Elsa is a 48m motor yacht built in 2004 by SPS Kooiman. With a beam of 8.2 metres and a draft of 2.8 metres, she has a steel hull and steel/aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 353 tons. She is powered by Cummins engines of 600 horsepower each giving her a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 10.5 knots.
Photos by Saba News and Willem Timmerman
Overmarine Group has sold the fifth unit of Mangusta 104 REV to another American client. The sale of this latest unit was secured by Henry Schonthal from Brokerage House Reel Deal Yachts, who introduced the client. This happens only a few weeks after launching the second hull of a new model. “Once more, the Mangusta 104 REV proves to be a widely appreciated model on the American market. Thanks to its limited draught, this model is indeed incomparably perfect to cruise the shallow waters of the Bahamas and Florida, besides featuring incredibly generous exteriors that allow guests to enjoy onboard lifestyle to the full. The first unit, delivered in Florida last October, won over American clients and soon became an eye-catching icon and a real must-have wherever she was cruising,” says Stefano Arlunno, Mangusta President Americas.The Mangusta 104 REV is the entry level in the Maxi Open range, in which Overmarine has been an undisputed leader for over 35 years, with more than 300 vessels built in this timespan.The yacht’s sporty and slender lines, engineering and design innovation, is a result of the joint work of the shipyard’s Engineering Department and design firm Lobanov Design.Light is the core element that seamlessly connects the interior with the outdoor areas, also thanks to the aft cockpit door, which opens up completely to maximize the concept of lifestyle meant as an unforgettable onboard life experience.Life in the open air is easy and even more pleasant when spent on the sofa and sun pads arranged at the bow, or on the generous 29 sq. m (sundeck, where a second steering station is found, as well as a sofa, a bar and a barbecue. The full-beam master stateroom and three guest cabins are located on the lower deck. Aft, the garage can fit a tender of up to 5 meters and a jet-ski.The Mangusta 104 REV is equipped with 2 MTU 16V2000M96L engines and as many waterjets, pushing her to a maximum speed of 35 knots, noiselessly and without the slightest vibrations. At the cruising speed of 30 knots, the yacht has a range of 320 nautical miles. The fifth Mangusta 104 REV will be delivered in summer 2023.Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
May 27, 2022
Turkish shipbuilder Naval Yachts revealed the new superyacht concept LXT88, Inspired by the aerodynamics of supersport cars, the concept is based on two innovative elements that stand out from its segmented competitors: speed and dynamism. She has a lightweight aluminum hull and the finely thought-out details on its surface carry performance to the next level, while at the same time succeeding in projecting power and dynamism.The MTU 1600 V12 engine ensures that the yacht reaches an impressive speed of 42 knots, while its large volume guarantees maximum comfort to its users.Details about the interior will be released later, but it is known that the LXT88 will have three guest cabins, a main saloon and dining area, a hot tub and a crew quarters with space for two. The Naval Yachts story began in 2008 as a design studio. Today the 7.000 sq. m shipyard is located in Antalya Free Zone, where all kind of vessels up to 65 meters are being built and repaired.Credits: Naval Yachts
May 27, 2022
The construction work of the first model of the Gentleman’s Yacht 24 is proceeding at full speed – the aluminum hull was built entirely starting with the deck upside down, and recently rolled over to proceed with the fitting-out work at the Codecasa Shipyards in Viareggio. The 24m yacht pays tribute to a golden age of the yachting of the 50s and 60s, while incorporating the latest technological innovations. Her classic lines feature a timeless elegance with mahogany wood inserts combined with a very modern construction entirely in aluminum, which guarantees very high performances.The project was conceived by the Designer Luca Dini of Luca Dini Design and Architecture and by the Naval Architect Francesco Rogantin of Names Studio, in collaboration with Mr Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments.She is scheduled for delivery in Summer 2023. The purchase of the yacht by the owner was closed by Mrs Carmen Lau Stratton of the brokerage company Camper & Nicholsons.Codecasa Shipyards was established in Viareggio in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa. Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort. The shipyard is known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.Credits: Codecasa
May 27, 2022
Columbus Yacht confirms that the construction of the steel hull for the first 40-meter Crossover unit has started at its Savona shipyard. The modern and muscular exterior lines are by Hydro Tec, while the interior design is penned by Francesco Guida.The new Columbus Crossover 40 project stems from the need of housing large tenders on compact yachts, and at the same time endorses the new lifestyle regarding a boat as a private island on which to concentrate all the holiday activities. The steel displacement hull has bulbous bow, flat and flared aft sections and light alloy superstructure. The interior will be modern and inspired by the theme of exploration. The layout includes four cabins on the lower deck (three VIP and one with double beds) and a full beam owner's suite on the main deck.This boat can house a tender up to 8 meters in length and 2.5 tons in weight on deck, as well as the whole series of “toys” usually supplied to this type of yacht.Two Caterpillar C 32 of 970 kW each will allow it to run at a maximum speed of over 14.5 knots. Fuelled by tanks of 60m³ approximate capacity, at economic speed this boat will reach a 4,000 mile range.The yacht is equipped with two pairs of stabilizers ensuring optimal performance both at anchor and underway.The project is on sale with delivery scheduled for spring 2024.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
May 26, 2022
In the splendid setting of the city’s Arsenale area, the Group confirms its peerless reputation for beauty and innovation with a fleet of 10 magnificent yachts. At the Venice Boat Show, which will be held from May 28 to June 5, Ferretti Group will be taking a fleet of 10 boats to the event set in the fascinating location of the city’s Arsenale area. The highpoint of the Group’s presence at the show is the wallypower58. “The Venice Boat Show is a dream destination for every yachting enthusiast: who wouldn’t want to admire the world’s most beautiful boats in its most beautiful city?” commented Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “It is an absolute delight to present the Ferretti Group fleet in a unique setting like the Arsenale, suspended magically between heritage and modernity. This is where the groundbreaking wallypower58 will make its world debut, a masterpiece of design and innovation that marks the start of a new era for the extraordinary Wally range. Also on display will be magnificent models from the Riva, Pershing, Custom Line and Ferretti Yachts brands, including spectacular flagship Ferretti Yachts 1000. Our sincere thanks go to the city’s Mayor Luigi Brugnaro and the municipal administration, which has once again demonstrated unparalleled efficiency and organizational capacity. The Venice Boat Show is an increasingly strategic event that has established its position as the most important show in the entire eastern Mediterranean.”wallypower58The 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.Credits: Ferretti Group
May 26, 2022