Ester III, the 66-meter superyacht presented by Lurssen at last year's Monaco Yacht Show, is now listed for sale asking €79,500,000 through Fraser Yachts.
Originally known as Project Green, Ester III was delivered to Russian banker, Georgy Bedzhamov in 2014 and became his newest flagship, according to Forbes. His previous yacht, the 51-meter Codecasa, Ester II was listed for sale shortly after asking €14,000,000.
With an exterior design by Espen Oeino and an interior by Reymond Langton, the superyacht can accommodate 12 guests in a full beam master suite, three double cabins and two twins. Amongst Ester III's main features are an ornate fireplace in the main saloon, an infinity pool located aft of the main deck, an elevator, a spa center, a gym and a helipad located on the superyacht's bow.
From a technical standpoint the yacht is powered by twin MTU engines of 2,039hp each and can cruise for up to 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots. For maximum comfort, the yacht is fitted with Quantum zero speed stabilizers. Currently located in Gibraltar, Ester III is asking €79,500,000.
Technohull’s new Omega 47 seamlessly combines superyacht finish with the sporty performance that has made the Greek brand famous. Developed out of the popular Omega 45, the new flagship is slightly longer and broader in the beam to offer a flexible deck space and a superbly comfortable interior. Several configurations are available including the one with the extra room on deck and in the cabin below, the result is a striking amount of volume for a fast RIB.Versatile transom design gives the owner great choice when it comes to propulsion. Options include 2 x 600hp Mercury Verado outboards – so new that they have barely hit the water. These technical wonders are the world’s first V12 outboards, feature a steerable underwater gearcase, saving space on deck with fixed powerheads. Otherwise, there’s room on the transom for up to 4 x 450hp Mercury Racing motors, or diesel-powered inboards.Performance can exceed 80 knots. But power is nothing without control, and the boat exhibits fantastic handling characteristics and impeccable safety, courtesy of Technohull’s patented Dynastream hull design. There is plenty of space for relaxation on board – full walk-around decks gives easy access to a large sunpad and a seat forward, where an optional bimini can be rigged on custom carbon poles. Aft, there’s an even larger sofa in fine, hand-finished leather in the colour of your choice. It is the work of seconds to convert this into a huge sun pad, using the perfectly matched fill-in. There’s a fully equipped wet bar with fridge, optional cooktop, espresso machine and watermaker, making it easy to entertain up to 12 guests aboard. High-quality Fusion Apollo marine audio comes as standard.The seven of the new Omega 47 flagship have been sold, despite a soft launch. Six of the high-performance sports boats are staying in the central Mediterranean, while one is already in the US. Greece company Technohull launched its first hull in 2004. The most popular Technohull models of today include: Omega 45, 38 Grand Sport, 909, Explorer 40 and SeaDNA999. Credits: Technohull
March 8, 2021
Feadship has shared new images of the latest 88.38m Zen (Project 816) in the sea trial on the shipyard’s Facebook page. “One foggy morning on the North Sea... The 88.38-metre Feadship Zen moves peacefully through the water; a beautiful sight even on such a bleak day!” says the shipyard. Zen was launched in December 2020 and is going through its test in the North Sea. Her exterior was designed by Feadship’s very own Studio De Voogt. The five-deck yacht has a large swimming pool at the aft and a jacuzzi on the sun deck. Her interior was made by Nauta Design and FM Architettura. Zen has accommodations for sixteen guests, including the owners, who will be served by twenty-five crew members.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of the Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders, delivering superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: courtesy of Feadship/Facebook
March 5, 2021
Italian shipbuilder Overmarine has shared the video of the new Mangusta Oceano 39. This 39m yacht has three decks, a lot of glass on the superstructure, an infinity pool at the aft and another one at the sundeck. Alberto Mancini stands behind the ‘minal, warm and cosy’ interior design, but they can be customized according to the owner’s wishes. A seaside glass villa, as the shipyards noted, the new fast displacement model of the Mangusta Oceano 39 can reach 21 knots and the displacement version can reach 16 knots. 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
March 5, 2021
Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 35.97m Westport motor yacht Isabella by Yacht Brokers Joe Foggia and Paul Daubner, acting on behalf of the seller. The yacht was launched by her renowned American builder in 1999. After a 2017 refit, the yacht presented beautifully. She boasts impressive interior space and a well-thought-out on-deck layout providing abundant spaces for her new owners and guests to relax and socialize.Isabella’s interior was designed by Pacific Custom Interiors, which created a welcoming and elegant main salon outfitted with bespoke furnishings and seating, a full bar and an entertainment center – all of which was built using the highest quality materials by expert craftsmen. The yacht’s formal dining table is located forward of the main salon. Large windows provide abundant natural light and incredible views.She can accommodate ten guests in five staterooms. The yacht’s master cabin is located on the main deck. It is outfitted with a king bed and an impressive ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower. Four additional staterooms are located below deck, each with an ensuite bathroom. The yacht carries a crew of four in two ensuite crew cabins.The exterior decks of Isabella are stylish and were designed by Anderson Yacht Design. The yacht has a large aft deck and foredeck sunpads. Her flybridge is outfitted with a wet bar, barbecue, jacuzzi and lots of space to unwind.Credits: Northrop & Johnson
March 5, 2021
The German based manufacturer of electric yachts and floating solutions Alva Yachts has signed contracts with environmentally conscious yachting dealers from across the world. Alva Yachts has seen strong interest from dealer partners in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. However North America is particularly strong. This is driven by incredibly strong consumer demand for luxury solar-powered catamarans.Alva Yachts dealer networkMathias May, Alva Yachts co-founder and managing director“We are very proud to announce our global network and look forward to further growth as a company with newly gained partners all over the world”, says Mathias May, Alva Yachts co-founder and managing director.Dennis de Roos, Alva Yacht’s Interim Commercial DirectorDennis de Roos (Alva Yacht’s Interim Commercial Director) says: “The main focus is on the growth of the Company and network expansion, with the implementation of a strong dealer structure around the world. To support this mission, the Alva management has established very important partnerships with distributors and dealers in the key yachting areas of the world, where electric and emission-free sea travel has become a key requirement.”Alva Yachts OE60Alva Yachts was founded in Germany in early 2020 by Mathias May and Holger Henn. It was built on the former PICA yachts, which launched more than 40 boats. May brings with him many years’ experience in boatbuilding, and is managing director of a new company based in Bad Pyrmont, Germany. Henn, on the other hand, is a celebrated yacht designer with numerous award-winning designs from 26ft to 82ft under his belt. He has taken on the role of CEO of Alva Yachts.Credits: Alva Yachts
March 4, 2021