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Brand New Expedition Vessel 62m Aqua Nera Is Made to Cruise the Amazon
Camper and Nicholsons welcomes a brand new Amazon expedition vessel to its fleet, the 62.40m Aqua Nera. The 20-cabin vessel Aqua Nera was custom-made to cruise the Amazon. With low impact smokeless engines and a shallow draft of just 1.5m, she causes minimal disturbance and wake. Architectural agency Noor, who designed the Raffles Hotel in Angkor Wat and Furaveri in the Maldives, styled all 20 capacious suites with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a revolving Amazonian panorama. Hardwood decks the public spaces, which include an open-air cinema, observation deck, plunge pool, boxing gym, billiard room with customised black table, two spa treatment rooms, infirmary and a tropical chic lounge. The fine dining salon offers cuisine from consulting chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, whose Malabar restaurant in Lima ranks among San Pellegrino's World’s Best Restaurants. River fish ceviche and coca leaf cookies grace his gourmet 'rainforest to table' menu.Aqua Nera is the most luxurious river vessel on the Amazon, the most biodiverse area on earth. Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, where Aqua Nera offers exciting itineraries, is home to jaguars, pink river dolphins and 449 species of bird including white-throated toucans and capped herons. Her expert naturalist guides lead small groups on flooded forest encounters using four fast explorer skiffs. Other once-in-a-lifetime experiences include kayaking to a secret freshwater ‘swimming pool’ and mountain biking through an Amazon river town. The arrival of Aqua Nera is a story in itself. In July 2020 the 800 ton vessel departed her shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City for a 35-day transport through the Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the mouth of the Amazon. Here her owner, Francesco Galli Zugaro, took charge of the vessel during her 2,000km upstream voyage through Brazil to Peru.“Francesco’s latest launch proves that he can place luxury vessels in the world’s hottest destinations, just as he did with Aqua Mekong in Cambodia and Vietnam in 2014 and Aqua Blu in Raja Ampat and the Spice Islands in 2019. They can all be chartered using Camper and Nicholsons brokers alongside a dozen other explorer yachts from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean,” says Sacha Williams, Camper and Nicholsons’ Charter Marketing Director.Credits: Camper and Nicholsons
Riva’s New Flagship 68’ Diable Launched
The new Riva’s flagship entered the water on Lake Iseo. Riva 68’ Diable forged in the storied Sarnico shipyard and scheduled to make its debut in September at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. The brainchild of Mauro Micheli, founder with Sergio Beretta of Officina Italiana Design, working in partnership with the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari and the Group Engineering Department, this yacht revolutionises the open concept, incorporating exciting technological and functional design innovations that elevate liveability and comfort on board to their maximum level. The innovative built-in hard top is one of the stand-out new features of this yacht. This solution protects and shelters the central areas of the yacht, including the dining area and the helm station on the main deck. The result is total coverage and maximum comfort, without sacrificing the enjoyment and sportiness of an open yacht with a top speed of 40 knots.Another interesting functional design feature is the sunroof that can be opened in two directions (forwards and reverse) for maximum liveability and comfort on the move. The layout of the lower deck features three cabins for six guests, arranged around an open space containing a galley and a dinette for versatility and convenience. The master cabin is amidships, with the twin cabin with single beds to port and the VIP forward.“Riva 68’ Diable is the irresistible temptation to which every Riva owner and fan can’t wait to succumb. It looks like a design from the future, but is also a fantastic journey through Riva’s hallmark style and sophisticated detailing,” says Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO. “An unrivalled mix of innovation and masterful hand craftsmanship, it offers outstanding performance and unparalleled comfort. I understand the enthusiasm generated around this incredible boat and it gives me immense pleasure.”Riva 68’ Diable will make its official debut in a world premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival, in September 2021, after which it will move on to the Genoa Boat Show.Riva is part of the Ferretti Group. This 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: Riva
Sanlorenzo Announced Sale of the Second Hull of the 57Steel
The second hull of the new Sanlorenzo 57Steel was sold in collaboration with the French broker Fraser. The 56.7m superyacht with five decks and a tonnage of 1050 GT, has the exterior from Studio Zuccon International Project. The studio is known for creating vessels with functional and lifestyle features normally found on boats of larger sizes. A straight bow gives the yacht a great character, her contemporary lines of extremely clean form, she has a perfect balance between volumes and proportions. The interior will be made by Piero Lissoni. Her layout is untraditional – the wheelhouse has been relocated from the upper deck forward to its own dedicated deck. The owner's cabin is located on the upper deck, a 54 sq. m space overlooking the very large owner deck, a private deck from which to enjoy an exclusive view of the sea’s infinity. The new layout has also made it possible to create a spacious full-beam VIP cabin forward of the main deck that can be used as a second owner's cabin. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in six cabins. One of the great features is an extraordinary 110 sq. m beach area, created by opening hatches on three sides which become small beaches on the water's edge, illuminated by the transparent-bottomed swimming pool on the main deck. The decision to place the garage at the bow made it possible to create a large space equipped to accommodate tenders of up to 7.5 meters and numerous toys. The yacht will be delivered in June of 2023. Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60m to 62m in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
Dynamiq Presents 41m Flagship Stefania
After 24 months of engineering and construction, the 41m Dynamiq GTT 135 Stefania was completed at the company’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany.The full-aluminium superyacht features an exterior created by Monaco-based studio Dobroserdov Design. The exclusive colour palette of metallic gold and dark brown sets her apart from all the white yachts on the water. Her reverse bow looks impressive and fresh, and expresses the innovative, chic soul of Dynamiq yachts. With next-generation exterior styling by Dobroserdov Design, Van Oossanen Naval Architects have engineered an extremely efficient and seaworthy hull able to offer a comfortable ride even in rough conditions. With twin MAN V12 1650 engines she reaches a maximum speed of 21 knots, with a range of 5000 miles at 10 knots, all while consuming as little as 50 litres per hour. With this range the owners can enjoy two seasons during the year – in the Med and the Caribbean. Her shallow draft of 1.8m is ideal for cruising the remote cays and shoal waters Bahamas as well. She has a five cabin layout. The interior is designed by Miami based Giuseppina Arena in modern art deco style and features Fendi furniture, bespoke carpets by OT and is full of soft gold and natural mother of pearl details. She also has a 2.2m ceiling height throughout the interior. The main deck has a 10 person aft pool. The open-air beach club area (with a second bar) allows owners and guests to enjoy the en plein air lifestyle close to the sea. The oversized sundeck of 120 sq. m is divided into two different zones with a hot tub and a weather protected dining area.The real fireplace is located in the main salon and a unique atomiser system featuring scents from the iconic Ferragamo brand, with its latest collection of home perfumes “Bianco di Carrara” for a subtle and luxurious aroma on board. Dynamiq also joined forces with German VIP car outfitter Klassen to develop a bespoke wheelhouse by Klassen, which comes with the same quality and style of Klassen ultra-luxury shuttle vans, mirroring the sporty trim and high-end finishes. "Stefania is the evolution of our full-aluminium Gran Turismo Transatlantic concept and represents everything you would expect in a medium-sized product from a boutique family shipyard: exclusive looks, advanced technologies and attention to detail,” says Sergei Dobroserdov, Dynamiq founder. “The difference from our previous models is that the design and engineering has now been developed to the utmost degree. I am very happy with how the GTT135 looks: she’s modern and elegant with lots of design details and interesting elements. We are happy to state after the sea trials how her many technical innovations take performance and comfort to the next level.” Dynamiq was founded in 2014 by experienced yacht broker and designer Sergei Dobroserdov. Dynamiq is the first company in the superyacht industry to introduce an online configurator, allowing the yacht to be easily and transparently customised down to the last detail. Dynamiq unveiled its first launch, 39m Spring (ex-Jetsetter), at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show to wide acclaim. The following project, the GTT 115 M/Y Jaaber, was developed in conjunction with the renowned Studio F.A. Porsche design firm and successfully unveiled at the 2017 MYS. The latest addition to the Dynamiq fleet is the GTM 90 Beach Club and new Global series of long-range explorer yachts.Credits: Dynamiq
Alia Yachts Launches 55m Al Waab II
Antalya-based Alia Yachts has launched its new 55m superyacht Al Waab II. Al Waab II remains below the 500GT threshold by emphasising the hull form and exterior areas, including a sprawling beach club. With design and engineering by Vripack and Dubai-based SF Yachts serving as the owner’s representative during the build, the yacht can sleep up to 12 guests in six staterooms and includes a lavish split-level master suite on the upper deck. “We’re very proud of Al Waab II. We believe it is the longest steel and aluminium yacht below 500GT in the world, setting a new standard in external and internal volumes offered to a client in this category,” says Alia President, Gökhan Çelik. “Yachts are getting longer and wider, but owners still want to stay below the 500GT mark. We’ve seen increasing interest in this kind of yacht and so to be one of the first with such an impressive project is an important milestone for Alia.”“For many owners, the concept of enjoying a ‘home at sea’ is what drives their passion for yachting,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Co-creative Director at Vripack. “The owner of Al Waab II had the explicit desire to use his boat as a family apartment. That desire became the founding principle of the entire design. The result is the very essence of living on the water.”Once outfitting is complete, Al Waab II will undergo sea trials before delivery to her owner. The official World debut will take place late September 2021.Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gokhan Çelik and Omer Koray. Located in the port of Antalya on the beautiful Turkish Riviera, Alia Yachts shipyard currently occupies approximately 8,000 m2, including three construction halls with their suites of specialist workshops and a dedicated interiors facility. With an additional 16,000 square meters under development for 2019, Alia Yachts will rank among the top facilities in the region.Credits: Alia Yachts

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