Turquoise Yachts is proud to be exhibiting its latest launch, the 77-metre motor yacht Go at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. The yacht, which was delivered to her owner in early June, represents a landmark achievement for Turquoise Yachts. She is not only the builder’s flagship but she also represents the yard’s dramatic evolution in technological achievement and workmanship. A modern classic, Go sports a fluidly sinuous exterior profile that is complemented by a rich contemporary interior, both courtesy of London- based H2 Yacht Design. Her turquoise painted hull enhances the connection to the sea and is unified by a “water in motion” narrative that influenced the interior colors, metallic finishes, fabrics, textiles, and stonework.
Photo : Guillaume Plisson
Aboard Go, guests have multiple options for enjoying life aboard to its fullest. The layout includes five spacious decks serviced by a central elevator that operates from the beach club to the open sundeck. The 162-sqm beach club flanked with 2 shell doors and a hidden transom door includes a lounge, bar, massage room and dive store. Amidships on this level is a spacious 12m garage that harbors a 9.6m Pascoe Limousine tender and an 8.6m-day tender. All tenders and toys, including the 5.5m rescue tender, are painted the yacht’s signature turquoise hull colour.
Photo : Guillaume Plisson
The main deck hosts the salon, living and dining area and also offers extensive group seating on the aft deck. Forward of the lobby there are 2 VIP staterooms, 3 large doubles and 2 twin cabins. Each guestroom has a generous marble-clad bathroom with signature Alex Turco art panel in each shower room. Design details throughout the main deck area include edge-lit floating panels that permit concealed mood lighting and shallow recesses for the integration of flush artworks. Go is loaded with detailed craftsmanship; fine joinery, custom loose & built- in furniture and a comprehensive LED lighting system. The collection of abstract art aboard follows the interior narrative using splashes of the turquoise and gold. In the central stair lobby an extraordinary ‘Sea Spray’ Chandelier by Dale Chihuly accentuates the ‘water in motion’ theme that runs through the yacht. Measuring 5.5m in length the piece drops through the open stair from bridge deck to main deck. The chandelier is composed of 468 separate blown glass icicle forms in colours of the sea ranging from clear to turquoise to blue. Multiple angles of the externally-lit Sea Spray Chandelier are reflected in the bevel-edged mirror panels used to decorate the interior.
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The foredeck on owner’s deck incorporates a touch- and- go- helicopter landing area. Moving aft, the owners personal accommodation includes a large forward facing suite with panoramic views, his-and-hers bathrooms, and dual dressing rooms with spacious wardrobes. Large windows flood the suite with natural light. There is a private foredeck Jacuzzi with table and seating for morning breakfast. Aft, a generous owners lounge leads out over a zero threshold doors to the aft deck where a large back lit onyx table for 14 and a bar with integrated teppanyaki grill are in place for alfresco dining. Overhead infrared panels and integrated in to deck head to keep the night chills at bay.
On the Bridge Deck, the wheelhouse is equipped with an integrated bridge system with dynamic positioning. The entire system is based on touch screen control interface through six 26-inch displays assisted by a larger 46-inch chart screen. Additionally, there are overhead touch displays and another wide screen embedded to the helm chair—a total of 19 throughout the yacht. Multiple large screen displays with dock view CCTV features are also integrated into the hidden wings stations. Aft on the Bridge Deck is a teak-floored gym with zero threshold doors that open seamlessly to the aft deck where loose furniture can be cleared to make way for disco/ dance floor area with pop up TV units and a portable sound and lighting system.
Photo : Photo : Guillaume Plisson
Up top on sundeck, a 5-meter swimming pool is nestled in the deck in front of the mast, which gracefully joins the raised deck to the whale tail fins that support the main satellite domes. The pool has massaging water jets and a cleverly disguised waterfall feature that cascades from the forward part of the mast.
Go is a wow yacht from afar, but even more breathtaking from up close. The attention to detail and level of luxury and quality is unsurpassed.
The Amels 188 has an all new exterior design by Tim Heywood and interiors by Reymond Langton. The wide 10.6-metre beam (35 ft) adds to the high volume (970 Gross Tonnage) interiors with high ceiling heights. Volpini 2 features an Owners Suite with folding balcony (12 square metres / 130 sq ft), six suites including a VIP suite on Bridge Deck, a Sun Deck Sky Lounge accessed by central staircase and elevator, plus a Beach Club and wellness area with internal stairs to the Main Saloon.<iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V4KgLsuIAu0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
August 17, 2018
Your own Princess yacht, the wide blue horizon, yet without the traditional complexities of owning a yacht. YachtQuarters is a new way to live the Mediterranean dream at a fraction of the usual cost. Now we’re offering interested parties the chance to understand this new concept during the Southampton Boat Show 2018.YachtQuarters was launched back in January 2018. It is a unique shared acquisition program where every aspect of the yacht’s operation, maintenance and management is looked after by experienced permanent crew and the professional management team at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, the world’s largest Princess distributor and a leading European maritime service provider for over 50 years. The programme features a stunning new Princess 75 Motor Yacht, Maltese-flagged and based at Port Adriano in Palma de Mallorca, just 30 minutes’ drive from the airport. She boasts eight berths in four luxurious en-suite cabins, and separate quarters for two or three crew members.The YachtQuarters yacht manager will ensure that each owner enjoys a total of eight trouble-free weeks onboard during the year: two in summer, four in spring and autumn, and two off-season. This ensures that owners get maximum value from their investment.Outgoings such as servicing, maintenance, repairs, storage etc. are predictable based on costs from the previous year and shared equally between all owners. Individual owners will be responsible only for their consumables such as food, drinks and fuel.The crew can replace the owners’ personal effects and ensure food and drinks preferences are onboard prior to arrival to ensure that the owners feel at home as soon as they step aboard their yacht. YachtQuarters’ budgets include permanent crew for the Princess 75 and her toys (jet tender, water skis, banana boats, Seabobs, snorkling gear etc.), complete management and operation, as well as reserves for unexpected expenses. In comparison to charter, the total cost per week with YachtQuarters is approximately 65% of a corresponding charter. The yacht will always be kept in superb condition through the meticulous management of the crew and Princess Motor Yacht Sales’ aftercare service, safeguarding the investment. This will ensure the yacht is in perfect condition on arrival, ready for a memorable experience in the perfect cruising area of the western Mediterranean. Investment in YachtQuarters creates a four-partner ownership structure that lasts for four years, after which the boat is sold and the structure dissolved. If, after a minimum of two years, an owner wishes to opt out, they can sell their share as a liquid asset.At this year’s Southampton Boat Show, potential owners will have a wonderful opportunity to engage directly with the YachtQuarters team and take a moment to tour the beautiful Princess 75 which will be on display. Whilst at the show, visitors can speak directly our programme manager, and understand from his long-standing experience, just what is different about this concept and how it works.
August 17, 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.Designed by Sorgiovanni Design, White Rabbit showcases the highest standards of luxury cruising and will provide amazing seakeeping, speed and fuel efficiency for a vessel of its size and magnitude. Echo Yachts celebrated the reveal of White Rabbit in style during the exclusive reveal function featuring an evening of VIP speeches, video documentary of the build, plus an evocative and memorable sound and light show including special guest and cellist Ms Joanna Quail of London.Guests were provided the rare opportunity to step onboard and view some of the expansive exterior entertaining spaces and enormous luxury interior spaces thanks to the hospitality of White Rabbit’s owner and family who were in attendance for the special event. Echo Yachts director Mark Stothard: “The Echo Yachts team are extremely proud to have been entrusted to create this truly unique and amazing superyacht for our valued client and it has been a pleasure to achieve such a fantastic result together with Sorgiovanni Design, One2Three Naval architects and ALIA Interiors.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. We are confident that this unique Trimaran will produce outstanding performance and provide distinct benefits compared to other hull forms in terms of shear guest space, plus sea keeping and fuel efficiency which we intend to prove during sea trials in the near future.Our team are really looking forward to launching White Rabbit and demonstrating the amazing benefits and performance characteristics this special type of yacht delivers”. Final preparations are now underway for the launch of White Rabbit in early September. Echo Yachts will be attending this year’s Monaco Yacht Show and available for appointments to discuss newbuild and refit opportunities, with immediate build capacity available.
August 16, 2018
Two of the world’s largest sailing yachts, Eos and Athena, have booked the same timing for their coming refit projects.The 93-metre three-masted Lürssen schooner Eos, until recently the world’s largest sailing yacht, has for some time been a regular customer for Royal Huisman’s superyacht refit division, Huisfit. The Eos team has just signed a new contract with Huisfit, taking full advantage of the flexible choice of deep water location offered to meet their needs and schedule.At the same time, the Huisfit team is delighted to announce that the 90-metre three masted schooner Athena, built by Royal Huisman in 2004 and with a seriously impressive log book of globe-circling adventures, has booked the same timing for her latest refit programme. In 2014 the Huisfit team also took care of various aesthetic and technical updates by sending its own ’flying squad’ of specialist personnel out to Athena during a stopover in the Mediterranean.Athena arrived on 6th of August and Eos is expected later this summer. Both yachts will be at a deep seawater location in Holland for several months during the winter “refit season”.
August 16, 2018
German shipbuilder Lurssen launched their first superyacht in the year 2018 in Rendsburg - 111-metre project TIS. Next, she will be outfitted, before her sea trials. This massive volume yacht, Project TIS was commissioned for a long-time charter client of Moran Yacht & Ship, who has over the past seven years, chartered some of the largest and highest quality motor yachts in the world. This experience has led to owner input on nearly every level, from guest accommodations to propulsion package selection, all the way to crew area design.With an interior and exterior styling by Andrew Winch Design, Project TIS will feature 2 helicopter pads, a 12 meter swimming pool, a resort inspired spa in the aft of the vessel, and palatial staircases that to date have only been seen in palaces. Her tender garage will accommodate 2 13 meter tenders, 2 additional 10 meter tenders, a submarine, and a abundant selection of other water toys. Lack of space will not be an issue for this family-oriented owner. In addition to a massive private owner’s deck, eleven other guests staterooms will accommodate twenty-two additional guests in absolute comfort.TIS is expected to be delivered later this year.All photos by Klaus Jordan.
August 15, 2018