The Italian Sea Group has inaugurated the first flagship store in the USA in East Hampton, Long Island, a reference area for the nautical sector on the American east coast. The opening was carried out in collaboration with FGI Yacht Group and Frank Grzeszczak Sr. The Head of Sales in the Americas for Admiral & Tecnomar and will help to communicate The Italian Sea Group's philosophy, brands and product lines to a clientele.
Within the showroom, characterized by a typically American atmosphere, the models of the Admiral Galileo yacht, the 80-meter mega yacht was sold in December 2021 and the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, will be displayed.
“The opening of this showroom allows us to present our brands in a key location in the world of American luxury. This initiative is part of a very broad project aimed at supporting international development in line with the Group’s culture, positioning and strategy,” commented Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group.
“The expansion into East Hampton is part of our strategic growth plan. It is extremely exciting, and we are proud to be the only superyacht broker in East Hampton," commented Frank Grzeszczak Jr., vice president and sales broker at FGI.
The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters.
Credits: The Italian Sea Group
Renowned Florida-based designer Kurt Strand has unveiled a groundbreaking 77-meter hybrid superyacht named Silence, a vessel that navigates the seas silently for up to eight hours in electric mode. Crafted with a sturdy steel hull and an aluminum superstructure, Silence boasts an eye-catching silhouette inspired by Scandinavian minimalism and sustainable design.Made by Acoya Design House, the interior of Silence epitomizes Scandi-chic, featuring a subtle color palette and minimalist Nordic furnishings. Reflecting a connection with nature, the decor incorporates natural materials, organic shapes, and lush greenery—a trend anticipated to gain popularity among seafarers seeking respite from today's hectic lifestyles.Spanning four decks, Silence's living quarters showcase floor-to-ceiling glazing and expansive open floorplans. Accommodating up to 14 guests in seven spacious suites and 20 crew members, the yacht offers an extravagant owner's suite on the upper deck, complete with a generous bedroom, an aft terrace featuring a hot tub and sun loungers – a serene retreat for the owners.The main deck revolves around a light, airy lounge leading to a beach club with a pool and lounge. The sundeck seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living, featuring a Jacuzzi, an outdoor cinema, and a dining area for 14, complemented by a sophisticated bar and gaming area indoors.Additional highlights include a wellness area, a foredeck helipad that transforms into a party area or sun-soaked lounge, and ample storage for two 10-meter tenders, six Jet Skis, and various water toys. Silence represents a marriage of luxury and sustainability, setting a new standard for eco-friendly superyachts.Credits: Acoya Design House
December 8, 2023
In a significant transaction, the 85-meter Oceanco sailing marvel, Aquijo, has found a new owner, orchestrated by Gary Wright and Jonathan Zwaans of Y.CO, introducing the buyer, and Robert Shepherd and Bruce Brakenhoff Jr. of Edmiston representing the seller. The yacht, with a last known asking price of EUR105,000,000, will continue under the expert management of Y.CO.Launched in 2016, Aquijo stands as a testament to the collaborative prowess of Oceanco and Vitters. Her exterior, a creation of Tripp Design Naval Architects, harmonizes with the interiors envisioned by Dölker + Voges Design.Conceived as the world's largest ketch, Aquijo proudly unfurls twin 90-meter masts, each carrying identical 1,192-square-meter mainsails, contributing to a staggering total sail area of 5,051 square meters.Crafted to fulfill the owner's vision of a comfortable, high-performance cruising yacht with global capabilities, Aquijo prioritizes safety, comfort, and performance. Accommodating up to 12 guests in seven lavish staterooms, including a master suite on the bridge deck, two VIPs, a double, a twin, and two convertible staterooms on the lower deck.Aquijo's allure extends to her capacious beach club, featuring a steam room, sauna, lounge, and ocean-view hot tub – a rarity in sailing yachts. Complemented by three outdoor bars, including a main deck 12-seater bar with a retractable television, multi-colored lighting, and beer on tap, she redefines luxury on the water.Equipped with twin Caterpillar engines, Aquijo achieves a top speed of 17 knots. Oceanco was founded in 1987. Right now it is a world-class builder of custom superyachts up to the 140 meters range. Oceanco works with world-known designers such as Terence Disdale, Nuvolari-Lenard, Espen Oeino, Sam Sorgiovanni, Igor Lobanov, Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch to create some of the timeless and award-winning yachts afloat today.Credit: Oceanco
December 8, 2023
Camper & Nicholsons proudly announces the successful in-house sale of the 37.14m Corto Maltese, originally crafted in 2006 by Dutch Yacht Builders. Led by Mael Fiolet and Rodrigo Nicholson, the seller's representatives, and with Fernando Nicholson introducing the buyer, this transaction marks a seamless collaboration within the Camper & Nicholsons family.Initially configured as a ketch-rigged yacht, Corto Maltese underwent a remarkable transformation, evolving into a sloop-rigged vessel with a reimagined keel configuration. Boasting VAT-paid status, completion of her 15-year RINA survey, and LY2 compliance, Corto Maltese stood as an irresistible offering.Accommodating eight guests in four cabins, Corto Maltese exudes timeless elegance. The full-beam master suite, granting direct access to the stern, features an ensuite adorned with his-and-hers sinks. Throughout the interior, a classic aesthetic prevails, with teak and mahogany adorning the spaces, Botticino and spring rose marble gracing the bathrooms, and granite countertops enhancing the galley.Fernando Nicholson expresses gratitude, saying, "Thanks to our brilliant junior brokers, we have been able to achieve this sale. I would also like to thank the new buyer for having trusted Camper & Nicholsons every step of the way in the purchase of this gem." Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
December 7, 2023
In a remarkable stride toward sustainable luxury yachting, Sunreef Yachts secures a pair of orders for the Sunreef 100 Eco, manifesting a rising enthusiasm for eco-conscious superyachts. The dual commitment from steadfast patrons cements Sunreef Yachts' trailblazing role in the eco-revolution within the superyacht domain.Crafted for environmentally benign voyages enveloped in opulence, the Sunreef 100 Eco champions a design geared for silent, pollution-free journeys. A defining attribute of these catamarans lies in the integration of composite solar panels, leveraging cutting-edge solutions developed by Sunreef Yachts to harness solar energy to its maximum potential.The propulsion system of the Sunreef 100 Eco boasts purpose-designed batteries and cutting-edge electric motors, delivering extended hours of smokeless, vibration-free electric-powered navigation. This catamaran ensures a serene sailing experience, with hydro generators ensuring a continuous supply of clean energy during sailing.The discreetly positioned stern garage, capable of housing a jet ski and an array of water toys, stands out as a distinctive feature of this catamaran. The expansive Ocean Lounge takes center stage on the Sunreef 100 Eco, seamlessly blending the stern platform and tailgates. Designed for sun-soaked respites, leisure, and aquatic activities, the lounge also offers direct access to ample storage for accessories and diving gear. With two new eco-chic additions to its fleet, Sunreef Yachts elevates the essence of sustainable yachting to unprecedented heights.Sunreef Yachts was founded by Francis Lapp in 2002 in Gdansk, Poland. Since then, the shipyard has been designing and manufacturing luxury sailing and power multihulls. Credits: Sunreef Yachts
December 7, 2023
The inaugural Superyacht Summit Türkiye, which took place in Istanbul on November 30th, 2023, brought together 250 elite figures from the superyacht industry worldwide. Held in the Ciragan Palace, the summit attracted industry leaders not only from Türkiye but also from Europe, the US, and the Middle East, establishing it as a global gathering of significance.Ciragan PalaceAgainst the opulent backdrop, the one-day summit featured a stellar line-up of speakers and industry experts. “I was privileged to speak at the SST 2023 and be amongst such an illustrious panel of speakers. It was a real pleasure for me to see people of significant seniority and depth of expertise within the superyacht market gather in Istanbul. The overwhelming feeling is that we can't wait for the next edition, I highly recommend you make the journey in 2024,” says James Jaffa, CEO Jaffa & Co and one of the speakers at Superyacht Summit Türkiye. James JaffaThe diverse range of topics covered included the current state of the Turkish market, regulatory issues, charter, law, sustainability, branding, marketing, luxury tourism, and submersible technology. The presentations, conversations, and keynotes comprised a full day's program, providing valuable insights and fostering collaborative discussions among attendees.Co-Founder of event organizers WeAreSuperyachts Oguz Bilgin added “The Superyacht Summit Türkiye stands as a catalyst for the ongoing expansion of the thriving Turkish market. Beyond being a meeting of minds, the summit represents a strategic intersection where expertise, innovation, and collaborative spirit meet. It's the dynamic that keeps the magic happening in the world of yachting.” David SealThe summit boasted C-suite attendance from all major Turkish shipyards, brokerages, lawyers, designers, and subcontractors. Approximately 20 superyacht captains and some yacht owners were also present, alongside the active participation of major Turkish associations, including YATED, TYBA, and YBA. The summit spanned a full day, running from 9 am to 8 pm, ensuring ample time for networking, learning, and collaboration. Commenting on the resounding success of the summit, Bogdan Gusarev expressed, "Our mission was to bring industry leaders together to connect, learn, and explore better business practices in Turkey while also fostering stronger ties with the global market. With over 30% of attendees joining from outside the country, I believe we've successfully achieved our goals.”TYBA members at the SSTBuilding on the resounding success of the 2023 event, event organizers WeAreSuperyachts announce the date and expansion of the Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2024 #SST2024, which will span two days on November 26th & 27th, 2024. The 2024 edition will feature a larger EXPO area, additional masterclasses, and even more networking opportunities. They are also proud to announce the first Superyacht Summit Adriatic, scheduled to take place in April 2024. Founded in 2023, WeAreSuperyachts is a young, dynamic superyacht events company founded by Bogdan Gusarev and Oguz Bilgin, who met at the YPY Turkey. Their mission is to facilitate connection and collaboration between global and local companies in Turkey and beyond. In 2024, they will host two further summits—the first Superyacht Summit Adriatic in Croatia in April 2024 and the 2nd annual Superyacht Summit Turkiye Istanbul in November. Credits: WeAreSuperyachts
December 7, 2023