CCN Yachting in cooperation with the Turkish shipyard AES Yacht reveals their latest project M/Y Day’s. The delivery of this unit is expected in the first half of 2018. The yacht is currently under construction at AES Yacht.
The joint venture works together with the internationally awarded Italian design studio, Hot Lab Yacht & Design for the interior and exterior style in order to create a brand new project for a private client. The truly experienced Turkish company Endaze Marine Engineering has been named for the naval architecture of the vessel. The project management for the client’s side is carried out by Mr. Jacques Potgieter and Mr. Iain Flockhart.
Part of Ice Yachts explorer vessels all-new range, M/Y Day's accommodates 12 guests including owners. The owner’s area occupies the entire upper deck and is characterized by a spacious cabin forward. The apartment like feel, is created by the use of large continuous full height windows all around, two large walk in wardrobe, two generous en suite bathrooms, a gym and a massage room are also present.
The guest area is on the main deck with three big VIP cabins, one guest cabin with single beds and an additional supernumerary cabin. All guest cabins are equipped with en-suite bathrooms and a walking closet. Generous crew accommodation is provided for up to 18 crew in the lower deck, plus captain’s cabin on the bridge deck. The yacht comprises five decks, the total length is 68m, while the beam is 13m. The internal volume is very impressive, at more than 1,800 GRT.
The interior spaces are characterized by a minimalistic design with an elegant and warm feeling due to the use of refined materials where the natural lights is the main element.
Two large tenders are present in the lower deck garage, while a helipad is located forward on the bridge deck. The beach club with shower and head is on the lower deck, a large pool welcomes you at the entrance of the main deck.
The yard and yacht designer gave particular attention to the owner's privacy developing a very private and direct access to the sky-lounge business meeting room from the exterior tender arrival position. The owner will use the yacht both for leisure and business and the layout has taking this into consideration.
The 106.7m (350ft) three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen. This unique and complex vessel is the realization of a discerning Owner’s vision. She is the result of an elaborate and successful collaboration on the part of an international group of designers, engineers, naval architects, builders, and project managers.The designers Ken Freivokh Design, Nuvolari Lenard and Villate Design all played a significant role in Black Pearl’s design evolution. Dykstra Naval Architects designed Black Pearl’s three 70 meter (230ft) DynaRig carbon masts and sailing system. The sail area is subdivided into smaller lesser-loaded sails and they can be set or furled by pushing a button. Astonishingly, all 2,900 square meter of sails can be set in 7 minutes.BMT, Nigel Gee collaborated with Oceanco to create Black Pearl’s hybrid propulsion system as well as other onboard systems such as waste heat recovery.Since her launch, Black Pearl has proven to be a new generation landmark sailing yacht with a unique identity. Not only is she the largest sailing yacht in the world, but her unique features such as the state of the art DynaRig system, single level engine room, a hybrid propulsion installation and regeneration mode when under sail – she is set to turn heads the world over - and for decades to come.Technical SpecificationsType Steel Hull and Aluminum SuperstructureLength 106.7m / 350ftBeam 15m / 49ftSpeed 17.5 knots / up to 30 knots under sailExterior Design Ken Freivokh Design / Nuvolari LenardInterior Design Ken Freivokh Design / Nuvolari Lenard / Villate DesignNaval Architecture Oceanco / Dykstra Naval ArchitectsOwner’s Rep Derek Munro – Yacht ConsultancyText by Oceanco
March 19, 2018
The Palm Beach International Boat Show, March 22 - 25, 2018, is one of the top five boat shows in the country - featuring more than $1.2 billion worth of boats, yachts and accessories from the world’s leading marine manufacturers. It is truly an International Show. The event includes hundreds of Boats from 8 foot inflatables, power boats, fishing boats, center consoles, bow riders, personal watercraft to superyachts over 150’. The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all. A new yachts making their boat show debuts, as well as a range of yachts in search of new owners.1. Lady Sheridan listed for sale by Burgess and Merle Wood & Associates for $43,900,000.With rich architectural styling, state-of-the-art luxuries and infinite comforts, the yacht is available for a once-in-a-lifetime charter experience.Spanning four decks, her interior offers the ultimate in luxury and style. Each room is carefully tailored to suit your needs; be it the opulent main saloon and dining room with its beautiful soft furnishings and unique works of art, the cleverly designed upper saloon which transforms into a surround-sound theatre, or the beautifully-appointed, spacious cabins accommodating up to 12 guests. Most impressive is the owner's suite which spans the full width of the main deck with its adjoining office and "quiet" cabin.Expansive outdoor deck spaces are unrivalled and offer the perfect opportunity for chilling in the Jacuzzi, soaking up the sun, enjoying cocktails at sunset or dining al fresco. For the more active members of the charter party, an impressive array of water toys is on offer.All of this is topped off by an outstanding crew who will make your experience on board Lady Sheridan a truly unique one, offering only the highest standard of service.2. Coral Ocean listed for sale by Moran Yacht & Ship for €31,950,000. Launched in 1994 and refit in 2016, Coral Ocean is widely acknowledged as one of the defining masterpieces of the late, legendary designer Jon Bannenberg. She features generous accommodations for 12 guests in 6 staterooms and is capable of carrying up to 19 crew. Much admired and often imitated, she is elegant, luxurious, sleek and understated - a true superyacht. Coral Ocean features an impressive facilities for leisure and entertainment making her ideal for relaxing with family and friends. She is powered by Caterpillar 3516 engines allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 17 knots. She cruises effortlessly at 14 knots and has a maximum range of 6,000 nautical miles. 3. Silver Lining listed for sale IYC for $34,000,000.Silver Lining is the only 2017 pedigree fiberglass motoryacht in the world market available today. At 570 gross tons, she is the largest Christensen yacht ever delivered. Along with her voluminous interior and exterior living and entertainment spaces, she comes equipped with a certified touch and go Helicopter pad with fueling, elevator to all decks, 4 generators in lieu of 2 to meet demand, an emergency Generator on the sundeck, a day head on the sundeck, a bulbous bow, ABS Certification, and 6 large staterooms.4. Sovereign listed for sale by Worth Avenue Yachts for $31,000,000.The 180-foot (54.86m) luxury superyacht Sovereign offers her charter guests expansive living spaces and luxurious amenities.Sovereign is the ultimate charter yacht. She has six stylish and comfortable staterooms with accommodations for up to 12 guests on board. The upper master stateroom features a 270-degree view. The main-deck master offers guests incredible views through eight large oval windows.Sovereign contemporary-styled main deck features a large main salon and dining area, which create the perfect space to relax on board. The upper deck is home to a panoramic skylounge with almost 10 feet of headroom. Her sundeck has incredible seating and lounge space, as well as a full-service wet bar and an infinity-edge pool/Jacuzzi for guests to enjoy. Additionally, Sovereign offers a full compliment of tenders and toys. Sovereign has been meticulously maintained to the highest standards, in order to provide the highest level of comfort to all guests on board.5. Unbridled is listed for sale by Burgess for $24,999,000. Lavishly luxurious yet effortlessly chic, Unbridled embodies the superyacht lifestyle at its finest. She is the ultimate yacht for comfortably enjoying the far reaches of the World. With one loving owner since new and an interior refurbishment in 2015, she now presents immaculately.Unbridled is a proven global cruising platform and comes with an enviable charter record. Her sumptuous interior boasts accommodation for up to 16 guests in six adaptable en suite cabins with two Pullman berths.The layout includes a full beam master suite with a private study, four oversized guest cabins (2x VIP and 2x twin with an additional Pullman berths), and a dedicated guest office that can convert into an additional cabin. The elegant formal dining room, wine cellar and one of the largest sky lounges you will find on a yacht of this size, have made Unbridled the entertainment choice of royalty.Unbridled outdoor spaces provide endless areas for entertaining. Her expansive sun deck boasts an oversized jacuzzi and bar area which is perfect for relaxing with family and friends. Unbridled highly experienced owners have fitted out the yacht to ensure enjoyment for those with an active lifestyle and also for avid divers, boasting an extensive array of dive equipment. In addition there is a large compliment of tenders and water toys accommodated in the garage, ensuring every anchorage will be enjoyed to the full.Having been lovingly maintained and adored as a family home, the owners are now moving to the next chapter in their yachting career. Inspections encouraged.6. Fortunate Sun is listed for sale by Burgess for $24,500,000.The only yacht with both exterior and interior design by renowned superyacht designer Tim Heywood, the perfectly balanced aesthetics of Fortunate Sun's sleek profile combine completely with her elegantly contemporary interior which features stunning bird's eye maple and madrona burl panelling throughout. The yacht provides spacious appointments for relaxation and entertaining both inside and on her well-executed deck areas.A formal dining room is located on the main deck, while up on the bridge deck, the sky lounge is framed by large picture windows and houses comfortable sofas and a bar area. Doors open out to the aft deck dining area which features a custom circular teak panelled table. The expansive sun deck offers a jacuzzi pool flanked by fitted sunbeds forward with a separate generous lounging area aft.The full beam master suite provides a private study and his and hers marble bathrooms, while four guest suites come with en suite marble bathrooms and offer the flexibility of conversion into two full beam VIP suites. The yacht boasts state-of-the-art audio visual and communications facilities with flat screen TVs throughout and high speed internet access. Comfortable both at anchor and underway, this proven world cruiser boasts a fastidious maintenance history.
March 16, 2018
Third Mediterraneo 116’ yacht Botti was launched yesterday by Benetti.Against a festive backdrop last March 14, Benetti successfully launched the third Mediterraneo 116’ unit, a 35.5-meter with a displacement fiberglass and superstructure carbon fiber yacht in the Class product line, for delivery next April 30. The exteriors are designed by architect Giorgio M. Cassetta, while the interiors have been developed by Benetti’s Interior Style Department in partnership with Radyca, a firm called in personally by the owner who played an active role in the choice of furnishings and fabrics. The flowing, streamlined design of the exteriors is reflected in the layout of the interiors and the decor, where light and big spaces come together to create bright, comfortable settings.Fine fabrics, details in warm-coloured woods and soft lighting are the leading actors in the communal areas and the spaces dedicated to the owner and their guests. The indoor area of the Main Deck contains a comfortable lounge with a dining area and an American bar to enjoy the shared settings to the full. Further forward, the Master Suite is dominated by two large glazed surfaces and furnished with wood floors in the night area and marble for the bathroom area. Next to the Master Suite, a comfortable studio with sofa and TV creates a private rest and relaxation area. The stern area on the Upper Deck, with wood flooring everywhere, is dominated by a roomy dining area with a big round table seating up to ten people. The interior is designed for moments of leisure and fun, with a Sky Lounge furnished with a big sofa, a 75-inch TV and a game table with four seats. A big Jacuzzi and a completely personalised sun lounging space are the center of the bow area. The stern of the Sun Deck is also furnished with a customised sun lounging space, while deckchairs, sofas and sun loungers in the bow contribute to making the outdoor area comfortable and convenient. The four guest cabins are on the Lower Deck. The two VIP cabins with double beds are arranged symmetrically, while the other two guest cabins have sliding twin beds and pulman beds. Still on the Lower Deck, the three crew cabins are located in the bow area and, with the captain’s cabin next to the helm station on the Upper Deck, provide accommodation up to seven people. Top speed is 15 knot thanks to two MAN V12-1400, of 1,029 kW (1,400 mHP @ 2,100 rpm each), and cruising speed is about 14 knots. The range at 10 knots is 3,200 nautical miles, with stabilization during navigation and at anchor provided by electric stabilizing fins.
March 16, 2018
With the GTT 165, the latest and largest model in range of next-generation superyachts, Dynamiq is proving again that the days of dull yachts are over. This 50m all-aluminium superyacht with exterior styling by Dobroserdov Design is fresh, sporty and filled with innovations to outperform its rivals. The GTT 165 fast displacement hull was devised by Dutch hydrodynamic specialists Van Oossanen and is all about efficient performance. It is equipped with two underwater foils: an aft Hull Vane and a forward T-foil developed in association with US-based Naiad Dynamics, world leaders in motion control systems. As the yacht increases its speed, the foils lift the hull up, decreasing drag and increasing speed. The resulting performance of the GTT 165 proves the ability of this innovative Monegasque brand to shake up the market. Powered by twin V8 MTU engines, only Dynamiq can offer a 50m yacht capable of 20 knots that is also capable of crossing the Atlantic at 17 knots. For those who want even more speed for faster transfers, a GTS version is available powered by more powerful engines that can top 25 knots. At an economical speed of 12 knots, both models have a remarkable range of no less than 4,000nm. What is impressive is the way Dynamiq combines punchy and comfy. Thanks to the round bilge hull and sophisticated stabilisation system from Humphree, the GTT165 feels both smooth and powerful. With optional new-generation, flexible solar panels covering 55 sq/m and a Lithium-Ion battery pack, the GTT165 can stay at anchor in complete silence overnight with no generators running. Alternatively, it can provide a couple of hours of “breakfast cruising” at a speed of 5-6 knots in zero-emission mode.The yacht accommodates 12 guests and 9 crew members and comes in a 5-cabin (with a second master suite on the lower deck) or 6-cabin layout (if more party quests are coming aboard). A spacious glass-covered beach club in the transom houses a dedicated spa area that can be also fitted out as a gym. In addition to the ample lounging and socialising zone on the main deck aft, there is a huge sun deck of almost 20m in length with dining facilities for a full complement of guests, bar, cinema lounge with 75’ TV, and aft Jacuzzi with sunbathing area. Interestingly, the sun deck continues beyond the raised pilothouse with a generous lounging area forward and spectacular 360-degree views. “Price and performance are the key factors here,” says Sergei Dobroserdov, founder and CEO of Dynamiq. “There are so many 50m yachts below 500GT available, but we asked ourselves ‘What can we bring to the market that makes more sense for our clients?’ The answer in simple terms is a slender hull with a long waterline that is much more efficient and more comfortable in motion than a short, wide one. So rather than maximising interior volume, together with the naval architects we analysed everything an owner wants or needs in terms of general arrangement and features. We arrived at a concept of 450GT including optional sky lounge that provides the motion comfort of a 55m yacht with a conventional flared bow. The GTT 165 is aimed at today’s active owners who spend most of their time on deck in the open air and want to experience different destinations, or cross the Atlantic quickly and enjoy endless summers in the Med and Caribbean on a more manageable and economical size of yacht at the very attractive starting price of €24,400.000.” Our technical department is working hard to start construction later this year so that a forward-thinking owner can take delivery of this excitingly innovative yacht in time for the 2021 Med season. Of course, you can also create your custom GTT/GTS 165 yacht using Dynamiq’s unique Online Configurator at www.bedynamiq.com
March 16, 2018
Earlier this month, the 91.5-meter Oceanco, Equanimity was seized by Indonesian authorities at the request of the US Department of Justice in a case that it has been pursuing since 2016. According to the DoJ, the yacht was purchased with funds siphoned from the Malaysian sovereign wealth fund, a statement that her presumed owner, Jho Low and the government of Malaysia are refuting.Built in 2014 by Oceanco in the Netherlands, Equanimity, one of the 60 largest yachts in the world, became the first yacht to be built to the new PYC standard, allowing her to accommodate up to 26 guests in addition to a crew of 28. According to a complaint filed by the DoJ in June 2017, the US believes over $250 million of allegedly siphoned funds were used to build and maintain the 91-meter yacht from World View Ltd, a company based in the Cayman Islands.The complaint goes on to refer to an exchange between a Hill Dickinson lawyer and a banker, referring to World View Ltd as a family trust of which only the Low family are beneficial owners of. Following the delivery of the yacht, just over €101 million were reportedly sent to the Dutch shipyard according to the DoJ.Following her delivery, Equanimity went on to be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2014, winning the title of best boat at the show that year. Amongst her amenities are an extensive spa area that takes up most of the lower deck with a steam room, beauty salon, sauna, experiential shower as well as a swimming pool. Other features include a helipad and spacious living rooms and suites.The US Department of Justice's interest in the boat doesn't, however, stem from its many luxurious amenities. Indeed, the yacht is now caught up in an investigation into $4.5 billion that were allegedly misappropriated from 1MDB, Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund set up by its Prime Minister, Najib Razak."If you look at the documents, including the Department of Justice summons, it is only an accusation on who the owner is. There is no evidence linking 1MDB to the ship's purchase." said Datuk Seri Salleh Said Keruak, Malaysia's communication and multimedia minister on March 5th.Amongst the individuals being investigated with regards to this case is Malaysian financier, Jho Low, the owner of the 91-meter yacht according to the United States Government. "Disappointing that, rather than reflecting on the deeply flawed and politically motivated allegations, the DOJ is continuing with its pattern of global over reach - all based on entirely unsupported claims of wrongdoing" a spokesperson for Low was quoted in Malaysian media last week according to Reuters.Following a complaint issued by the US, Equanimity was eventually seized earlier this month near Bali by Indonesian authorities. Its AIS tracking system had been switched off back on January 1st, making the location of the yacht unclear until now. According to a statement released by the captain's lawyer, he had no idea who the owner of the yacht was. "As far as the captain is concerned, what he knows is that the yacht is owned by a company registered in the Cayman Islands."
March 15, 2018