Italian builder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) has launch its latest superyacht, the 31.2-metre Vanadis at their facility in Avanza, Carrara. The fourth unit in the shipyard’s ‘Fuoriserie’ fully-custom line will go to a European owner.



Vanadis is named after a goddess from the Norse mythology, standing for war, death, love, beauty, fertility and gold. Described as  'truly European project’, the yacht features fully-aluminium construction, with both exteriors and interiors developed by Dutch studio Guido de Groot, along with naval architecture by the Dutch studio Ginton Naval Architects. Furthermore, the technical on-board solutions employ work by Siemens and Schottel. 

The yacht offers accommodation to up to six guests within a master suite and two guest doubles on the lower deck. The crew capacity on-board makes 4 people.



The indoor areas of the main deck include a spacious salon furnished with a large L-shaped sofa, a dining area and an open galley behind the wheelhouse. Two comfortable lounge areas both forward and aft lay on the main deck, as well. On the flybridge, there is the second pilot station with sun loungers, a bar area and a dining area, designed for outdoor relaxation.

Equipped with two Schottel STP 150 FP azimuth thrusters, the yacht is driven by a hybrid system. The system deploys traditional diesel engines along with an electric engine supplied by generators or batteries. That ensures low diesel consumption and limits environmental impact, as well as increases comfort on-board through reduced noise and vibrations both at anchor and while cruising. Furthermore, the yacht also comes equipped with both gyroscope- and fin- anti-rolling stabilising systems.



The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian boatbuilder's move towards building more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts as the motor yacht is the first vessel in CCN's new 'E-Prop' line of hybrid propulsion crafts.

CCN’s CEO Diego Michele Deprati explains:

The Vanadis opens up a new era for CCN. We want to be pioneers in promoting a cultural revolution that we deem essential to truly respecting our planet.

He highlights:

Green technology' is the way ahead our shipyard has chosen for the future. The new “E-Prop” range has been born with a view to widening and deepening current research on innovative technological devices and solutions, with the final goal of safeguarding the Earth, which has now become an imperative.



Thanks to her double CAT C9.3 B engines, Vanadis reaches the top speed at 12.5 knots and cruises at 8 knots under electric mode. She is also fitted with a set of AKASOL lithium-ion batteries (175 kWh), allowing her to remain at anchor at zero emissions for up to 17 hours in a row and to cruise at limited speed for up to 120 minutes, depending on the power load. 

The launch of Vanadis demonstrates the Italian builder's course towards more environmentally efficient, lower consumption superyachts, as Vanadis is the first vessel in CCN's new 'E-Prop' line of hybrid propulsion crafts.



The general move towards eco-efficient yacht production has been recently on trend, for instance, with Dutch builder Feadship, opening new eco-friendly facility in Amsterdam or introducing new 65m concept Silence with plastic removal system on-board.

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Her exterior lines draw the eye to the bridge and owner’s decks surrounded by curved floor-to-ceiling mirrored glass, blurring the distinction between the upper deck and the panoramic skylounge.With accommodation capacity for 14 guests, Excellence offers a swimming pool and platform, as well as Jacuzzi and sprawling beach club and impressive limousine tenders.Hans Schaedla, CEO of Abeking & Rasmussen, stated earlier: We are very proud of this extraordinary yacht and our exceptional workforce, who mastered all requirements bravely. Never before have glass panels been installed in these dimensions. The unusual lines also repeatedly presented employees with major challenges.The 80-metre Excellence is the sixth Chambers’s vessel. Two other Abeking superyachts, the 61-metre Excellence V built for Chambers and the 78-metre Eminence, were sold in May and August 2019, respectively.
Steve Wynn’s 92m superyacht Aquarius listed for sale
The 92-metre Feadship superyacht Aquarius launched in 2016 has been listed for sale. The vessel is believed to have been owned by US real estate businessman and entertainment magnate Steve Wynn.Luxury casino and industry entrepreneur, Steve Wynn created some of Las Vegas' most notable landmarks, including The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio and Wynn Las Vegas. He also played a pivotal role in the resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1990s. At the moment, his net worth is estimated at $3.1 billion (Forbes).First known as Project Touchdown, the superyacht became Steve Wynn's newest flagship, replacing his previous 67-metre Amels Aquarius (which was eventually sold in November 2015 after several price reductions, at an asking price of €53,000,000). The 92-metre features exteriors and interiors by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, along with naval architecture by De Voogt. Aquarius' key features include a helipad on the bow, a beauty salon, a large pool on the aft main deck, a gym, massage and therapy room, Jacuzzi and large outdoor deck spaces.The superyacht is also highlighted with a water-level bar under her glass-bottom pool. When a party starts, the large pool can be transformed into a dancefloor. Her spacious swim platform meanwhile offers direct access to the guest gym with fold-down terrace and a beach club adjacent to a massage and beauty salon.As for the accommodation, 14 guests can be carried on board in 7 suites, including 6 VIP-suites forward on the main deck and an owner's suite on the upper deck. Speed wise, Aquarius is capable of 17 knots.
Damen to build its largest 75m support vessel
Dutch yacht builder Damen has announced a new order for a 75-metre bespoke support vessel. She will become the largest Damen Yacht Support built when delivered in 2022. The model will feature customised in-house design based on the newly developed YS 7512 model in the Damen Yacht Support range.Wright Maritime Group, the consultant on the custom design and technical development, will supervise the project on behalf of the client.The 75-metre will have a beam of 12 metres and a volume of approximately 1,900 GT. She will hangar a helicopter with a D14 value, has state-of-the-art environmental equipment and capacity for containerised emergency relief support equipment together with a wide range of specialised marine gear and tenders. The vessel will be able to accommodate up to 45 people including crew, specialist staff and guests.Rob Luijendijk, Director Sales at Amels and Damen has commented:At the time of delivery she will be the 17th Yacht Support delivered. She will also be the largest to date, which I think continues to show the scalability of the support solution for large superyachts. We are very excited to start construction and can’t wait to see this beautiful Yacht Support on the water in 2022.55.5-metre support vessel B3The YS 7512 represents the largest yacht support offered in DAMEN’s range of purpose-built support yachts. Yachts Supports are designed to carry and operate all the tenders, toys, helicopters and dive equipment that owners want, without compromising luxury spaces on the mother yacht.Being one of the leading yacht support manufacturers, the Dutch yard has recently delivered the 55.5-metre support yacht B3 and launched the 46-metre support vessel Joy Rider.
90m Corsair charter superyacht Nero listed to port in dry dock in Genova
On the 10th of September 2019 at 15:30 local time, the 90-metre Corsair-built superyacht Nero listed to port in a dry dock No. 1 at the Amico & Co refit yard in Genova during drydock operations. According to the official statement by the yacht's managers Döhle Yachts, Nero came to rest at an angle of about 30 degrees within the dock. The news has been received from the Fire Department with the following Tweet: «a yacht leans in a dry dock in the port of #Genova: rescued and evacuated by #vigilidelfuoco some people, who were slightly injured, aboard the boat. Safety work in progress.»The official statement indicates that the yacht did not contact the dock wall and appears to have suffered only minimal damage, though the surveys and inspections are ongoing. According to the statement, the crew left the superyacht safely after the incident and there were no serious injuries sustained.Italian newspaper Primocanale.it, the incident might have been caused by a support panel giving way when the yacht was being relaunched. However, the cause of the accident is under investigation. No pollution or risk to the environment has been reported. Delivered in 2008 by Chinese builder Corsair, Nero was designed by Neil Taylor with naval architecture by Imt Marine Consultants. She offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across six cabins, along with a crew of 20. Nero features a master duplex suite with ensuite bath and shower rooms, a private sundeck and swimming pool.Being a popular charter vessel in the Mediterranean in summer and in the Carribbean in winter, Nero features the authentic charm and elegance of the glamorous 1920's, complete with the state-of-the-art technology of a modern class vessel. Following her extensive refit in 2016, Nero features a beautiful interior by renowned designer, Laura Pomponi, combining contemporary and classic design.Nero was commissioned by London-born entrepreneur Neil Taylor who had originally intended to restore a yacht from J.P. Morgan's era but, when he was unable to find one that met his requirements, he set out to build a modern replica. The superyacht won the Boats International Award in 2019 in the category of the best motor yachts over 75 metres. Nero boasts a cruising speed of 14 knots, a top speed of 16 knots and a range of 3,800 miles thanks to its 176,000-litre fuel tanks. For on-board entertainment, Nero has state-of-the-art AV systems, a cinema room with Dolby digital audio, outdoor cinema on the back deck, satellite TV, satellite and cellular communication services, Wi-Fi internet access and superfast band wide.To get off the ground, the superyacht disposes of, among others, a 9.5-metre Corsair classic tender perfectly in style with the mother-ship.