Arguably the main yacht show in the United States, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is set to start to start on the 1st of November and last for a total of 5 days. Earlier this year Informa, the parent company of the Monaco Yacht Show, spent $133 million to acquire a portfolio of shows, which included FLIBS. We now look at the largest yachts on display at the upcoming show.
Length: 78m (255 ft)
Yard: Lurssen (2008)
Asking price: €92,000,000
Originally built as Madsummer for American billionaire, Jeffrey Soffer in 2008, the yacht was later reportedly sold to her current Mexican owner and renamed TV. She was then listed for sale in September 2014 asking €130,000,000, with a price reduction to €92 million in July 2016. She has remained on the brokerage market.
With a length of 78.4 meters (257 ft), TV was built by Lurssen to an exterior design by Espen Oeino and an interior by Alberto Pinto. The yacht is capable of accommodating 18 guests in 10 cabins and carries a crew of 27. Amongst the yacht's key features are a large spa pool, a massage room and a master cabin with a panoramic view.
From a technical standpoint, TV is powered by twin Caterpillar engines giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and allowing her to cruise for up to 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots. TV is available for charter from €850,000 per week.
Length: 72.25m (237 ft)
Yard: Abeking & Rasmussen (2016)
Weekly rate: from €750,000 per week
The explorer superyacht Cloudbreak, built by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2016, owes her name to a big wave in Fiji that very few surfers dare defy. For a good reason, she is often described as a high-tech floating chalet, able to accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins within her interior space, designed by Christian Liaigre.
Her amenities, conceived to suit the lifestyle of a young and adventurous owner, include playing, airfield, comfort and party zones, as well as a research and sports center. Cloudbreak is a substantial go-anywhere vessel with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.
#3 Double Down
Length: 65m (213 ft)
Yard: Codecasa (2016)
Asking price: $45,550,000
Designed by the Codecasa team, Double Down features a high-quality stabilization system to ensure maximum stability while cruising or at anchor. Twelve guests are accommodated in 8 staterooms, including a master suite, five double staterooms and three twin cabins.
The main deck’s salon is home to a grand piano, accented by rich mahogany and sumptuous furnishings. She accommodates 20 crew members. Her alluring features include a four-deck glass elevator, fully outfitted gym, movie theater, upper deck dining area with bi-fold sliding glass doors allowing 270-degree views, eight-person Jacuzzi, large sun beds and shaded lounging on aft bridge deck.
Length: 63.7m (209 ft)
Yard: Halter Marine (1978 / 2007)
Asking price: $43,900,000
Converted into a superyacht in 2007, Suri may have an unconventional layout, but she was fitted with arguably more toys than any other yacht of her size. Found chartering in destinations such as South East Asia, Antarctica and Tahiti, she prefers to explore off the beaten track.
Accommodating up to 12 guests in 8 cabins, Suri was extended amidst ship in 2012 by 11 meters, which extended her sundeck, arguably the nicest area on the yacht, and extended the helipad. Amongst the yacht's special features are a large cinema room on the lower deck with a glass-bottom floor to observe the fish and an observational lounge on top of the bridge.
Length: 62.5m (205 ft)
Yard: Codecasa (2003)
Asking price: $24,950,000
One of the largest yachts ever built by Italian shipyard, Codecasa, Apogee was delivered in 2003 and currently charters from $275,000 per week. She was last refitted in 2013. With 6 cabins for a total of 12 guests, Apogee has a maximum speed of 14.5 knots, powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 2,260hp each.
#6 Mine Games
Length: 62m (203 ft)
Yard: Benetti (2010)
Asking price: $29,950,000
Built by Benetti, the Italian superyacht gigafactory, Mine Games has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure. Notable features include an elevator that accesses all decks, an air-conditioned gym, a baby grand piano, a beach garage, a helicopter landing pad and a master suite on the bow with an 180 degree view.
Length: 60m (198 ft)
Yard: Feadship (2014)
Asking price: €70,000,000
The newest Feadship of her class currently on the market, Rock.It was built for an experienced yacht owner who custom designed her for personal, charter and corporate use. Reaching a top speed of 15 knots, she can accommodate a total of 10 guests.
Greek-based Onda Tenders has delivered the new fully customisable chase boat following its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show.“We had requests for a larger version of the 331GT, which we launched a couple of years ago,” says George Riginos, CEO of Onda Tenders. “The smaller boat was quite beamy for its length, so it was quite a simple task to extend the hull to provide more onboard space and the 371GT has since replaced the original model.”Whether designed to offer sunbathing space or to maximise seating capacity, the generous beam coupled with high bulwarks make the GT a comfortable and practical boat to be used both as a day cruiser or chase tender.The hull is built of vinylester GRP, but the hard top that offers protection from the sun is of multi-axial carbon fibre for strength combined with low weight.The new model is fitted with twin Oxe 300hp outboards, the world’s first high-performance diesel outboard engines (although clients can choose their preferred propulsion system, inboard or outboard). In this case, the owner has a 56m Turquoise superyacht and wanted to be able to tow the chase boat behind the mothership as well as refuel from its diesel tanks.“Moreover, they were looking for an extra crew berth on the tender when in full charter mode, which ruled out inboard engines that would have taken up too much room,” adds George Riginos. “With the Oxe outboards we were able to design the aft sunbed so that it lifts up to reveal a crew berth underneath with headroom of 1.7 metres, so it doesn’t feel claustrophobic.”The 371GT is currently the largest model in the Onda fleet, but it is also working on a 14m hull and other custom projects.Onda shipyard was established in 1962 and is a leading Greek shipyard specialising in fast, luxurious motor yachts.Credits: Onda Tenders
October 27, 2021
The Italian Sea Group S.p.A. has an irrevocable proposal for the acquisition of the entire corporate complex of Perini Navi S.p.A. Bankruptcy to the Judge Delegate of Lucca’s Court of Law. The size of the bid is equal to EUR 47 million. The proposal relates to the industrial and real estate assets of the shipyards in Viareggio and La Spezia, the building complex in Pisa, one vessel under construction, project n. 2369, trademarks and patents, the social participation (100%) of Perini Navi USA Inc. and the existing legal relationships with employees and third parties.Giovanni Costantino, The Italian Sea Group presidentEarlier this year the Italian Sea Group had already confirmed its interest in Perini Navi. After the Italian Sea Group announcement, Sanlorenzo and the Ferretti Group also presented their offer for the shipyard.Perini Navi specialises in the design and construction of superyachts in aluminium and steel, as well as refit and service work. With more than 55 percent of the world market for sailing yachts over 45m, the group’s track record is nothing short of remarkable. Perini Navi sailing and motor yachts are renowned for their high-quality construction and interior finish, exceptional comfort and seakeeping.
October 27, 2021
In the Superyacht Village at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Benetti will be showcasing, for the first time in the US, the new Motopanfilo 37M. Motopanfilo 37M exteriorMotopanfilo 37M is a fiberglass and composite yacht designed by Lazzarini Pickering Architects for the interiors and Francesco Struglia in collaboration with Benetti for the exterior. Her elegant lines evoke were inspired by the Benetti “navette” from the ‘60s. All these and other features won the 37-meter yacht the Best Innovation category award at the World Yacht Trophies presented during the last Cannes Yachting Festival. Motopanfilo 37M interiorOasis 40M unit is also making her transatlantic debut. Motor yacht Rebeca, which successfully combines a dynamic and informal approach to life on board featuring constant contact with the sea, with a chic and sophisticated style. This yacht won the Best Layout and Best Displacement Motoryacht prizes in her size category at the World Superyacht Awards. She features the spectacular 90 sq. m multifunction beach area with wings.RebecaAlso at the show is the 47m custom Bacchanal. She has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. The exterior styling developed by the shipyard is intentionally sleek and pared down. The interiors are a joint effort between Mauricio Gómez de Tuddo and the Benetti Interior Style Department. For her size category, Bacchanal has a noteworthy new feature on the sun deck in the form of a tailor-made swimming pool clad in mosaic, while the main deck is characterised by a spacious in and out veranda featuring a custom full-width sliding door with frameless glass.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. They design, build and sell composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. Their fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom, to meet all the needs of the market, and they belong to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
October 27, 2021
The 58m superyacht Phi was caught during her departure from the Royal Huisman new build facility in Vollenhove. The shipyard has shared the latest picture. The yacht was launched in July. Her naval architecture is by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. Their specially developed Fast Displacement XL hull form allows this yacht to be long and sleek, yet still remain under the 500 GT mark. Developed and constructed below 500GT, Phi is by far the longest motoryacht in this category, based on current Classification rules. Her general concept, exterior design and interior layout were made by Cor D. Rover, although the interior was made by studio Lawson Robb.“Just take a look at our two current motoryacht projects: project 403, Phi, and project 406, a unique 52m sportfish yacht that will become the largest of its kind in the world. The individual aspirations and challenges of each of these projects were seen to be well outside the comfort zone by some yards. With the benefit of expert advice, each of these owners brought their highly distinctive individual projects to Royal Huisman, where fresh opportunities for creative problem-solving and innovation were enthusiastically welcomed. So what gives us so much confidence in Royal Huisman’s capability to build exceptional motoryachts? Here are two good examples of the ‘edge’ Royal Huisman has to offer. First, the expertise we have acquired from our unrivalled 55 years’ experience in aluminium construction. This enables us to maximise performance and efficiency through compact, lightweight and high strength engineering. Second, our ability to design and install complex operational systems in restricted volume hull areas provides the owner with more net space for amenities and further increases efficiency. Add to that a can-do mentality, seeking to optimize and enhance the ideas of the owner, their architects and designers, rather than trying to persuade them to scale back their ambitions to what the shipyard is accustomed to delivering. We think that’s a pretty good combination!”, says Jan Timmerman, Royal Huisman CEO. Owner’s Representative Guy Booth commented: “All of us involved in the creation of Phi feel a sense of privilege to have had the opportunity to contribute to this innovative project. The co-operation between the owner’s team, the architects, the designers and everyone at Royal Huisman has been exceptional. We can be justifiably proud of what we have achieved.”Phi is scheduled for delivery later this year. Royal Huisman is a Dutch shipyard established in 1884 in Ronduite, building and refitting custom luxury sailing and motor yachts at its shipyard in Vollenhove, the Netherlands.Credits: Tom van Oossanen/Royal Huisman
October 26, 2021
The new Mazu 62 completes the line-up of six luxury hard-top and open models offered by the Turkish brand. The first, the Mazu 38, was launched in 2017 and was followed up by the 42, 52, 82 and now the 62. The flagship model, the Mazu 92DS, is currently in build. With her sporty lines and military-style paintwork, the Mazu 62 is ideal for overnight or weekend trips, or as a chase boat for superyachts. She also features the large hull windows, expansive deck space and a very spacious interior layout. The main deck layout features four distinct but connected and convivial open-air areas: a foredeck lounge with forward-facing bench seat and two hi-lo tables that can be lowered and fitted with in-fill cushions to increase the size of the sun-pads; a central helm station with dinette and three wrap-around seating and bar unit under the shade of the hardtop; an aft cockpit furnished with comfy sofas and low tables (alternatively the aft deck can carry a tender and toys); an ample swim platform for easy access to the sea. “In case of the first unit the lower deck accommodates three cabins with ensuite bathrooms,” says Halit Yukay, yacht designer and CEO of Mazu Yachts. “All three cabins are of equal size, but clients can also choose to have a two-cabin layout with a full-beam owner’s suite amidships.”Other interior amenities include a roomy dinette and galley, an extra day-head for guests and even a two-man crew cabin behind the engine compartment. In fact, powered by Volvo Penta IPS 1350 drives, the most powerful in the IPS line-up offering excellent performance and efficiency as well as easy handling and maneuverability, the Mazu 62 has a top speed of 43 knots and a cruising speed of 33 knots.Turkish Mazu Yachts has been designing and producing Open and Hard-Top Motor Yachts and Superyacht Tenders since 2011. The state of the art facility of 3000-square-metre indoor and 1000-square-metre outdoor space also accommodates carpentry shops and paint booths for creating an anti-dust environment.Credits: Mazu Yachts
October 26, 2021