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.
Italian builder Overmarine Group has announced the sale of 43-metre project Venezia to an American client. She is fifth unit in the Mangusta Oceano 43 and the second Mangusta Oceano displacement yacht to be sold to Florida.The shipyard submitted the new-build project to the owner through Worth Avenue Yachts with a delivery date of November 2020.The tri-deck Mangusta Oceano 43 was designed by Alberto Mancini and features such design elements as large windows, skylights for daylight, wide glazed surfaces, and special lighting solutions. Noticeable features of the model include a forward-facing infinity pool with a waterfall, a beach club aft with the stern door folding down to become a swim platform, sunbathing area, a garage at the bow, and several alfresco living areas.The engines of the yacht provide a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 11 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles. Overmarine Group’s Interiors Department is already in contact with the new owner to customize the layout and the furniture, and decor to match the owner’s preferences.Stefano Arlunno, Overmarine Group’s Americas Area Manager explained:This sale once more confirms that our vessels – be they Maxi Open, fast displacement, or displacement yachts – perfectly meet the needs of our American clientele. Behind a successful sale always stands the harmonious combination of the right product, an owner who has fallen in love with it, and passionate teamwork. In this specific case, our gratitude goes to Worth Avenue Yachts
July 2, 2020
The two Golden Yachts flagship superyachts O’Pari and O’Ptasia have been seen in the Zea Marina in Piraeus, Greece this week.The recently-launched 95-metre O’Pari is the largest yacht ever undertaken by the Greek builder. This flagship motor yacht has been launched by superyacht builder Golden Yachts at the facility of Golden Yachts Halkitis in Athens, Greece earlier this year.She yan offer accommodation for a total of 12 guests across nine double cabins, including four twins and one single. O’Pari also has a crew of 28. The power of the yacht comes from a pair of CAT 3516C-HD 2525kw engines for a maximum speed of 18 knots. The 85-metre O’Ptasia was built by Golden Yachts in 2018. With a beam of 13.8 m and a draft of 3.6 m, she has a steel hull. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2350 tons. The vessel is powered by CAT engines giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. O’Ptasia's maximum range is estimated at 2350 nautical miles. The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 11 cabins. Both yachts were designed by Studio Vafiadis from Italy.
July 2, 2020
Yachts, which are owned by celebrities will definitely fascinate you, just like their impressive owners. Sometimes these famous people just want to escape and enjoy a luxury vacation without being recognized. There is no better way than to do it aboard a superyacht.Richard Branson, the prolific British billionaire and mastermind behind the Virgin brand, is known for his creative and extravagant ideas. He loves to enjoy the escape from the stresses of business life on his private Caribbean island. The 32 metre catamaran superyacht Necker Belle was named after his island hideaway, Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, which is one of the most exclusive private islands owned by celebrities. The legendary boat was sold by Branson to an undisclosed buyer in August 2018. Richard said in an interview:I sold it the day after we broke the record and have never had another one sinceKnown as one of the best golfers in the world, Tiger Woods is an owner of a yacht with a very symbolic name Privacy. Woods reportedly paid around $20 million for Privacy when he purchased it in 2004. Well, with an estimated net worth around $800 million, he definitely could afford it.Top Hollywood director Steven Spielberg reportedly has a net worth of more than $3 billion. No wonder, he can easily afford a luxury 86 metre superyacht! Seven Seas was built by Oceanco in 2010 with a refit in 2016 . With such a cinematic owner, of course the boat features a cinema screen as well as one of the best superyacht infinity pools with a 15-foot glass wall. She accommodates 12 guests and can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots.EOS is a 92.93m luxury yacht, built by Lurssen and delivered in 2006. The schooner, which is one largest private sailing yachts in the world, was bought by fashion designer Diane von Furstenburg and her husband IAC Chairman Barry Diller in 2009. Her exterior design was created by Bill Langan and interior design by Francois Catroux. EOS offers accommodation for 16 guests and 21 crew. Legendary fashion designer Giorgio Armani has recently celebrated 40 years of life at sea. Armani designed the Codecasa superyacht Main himself. With the length of 65 meter, she is one of the largest yachts built in Italy, which can easily be recognized by her stylish dark green hull color. Main’s interior configuration enables comfortable accommodation for up to 12 guests within 7 cabins. With a net worth of $8,2 billion, buying such a luxury yacht is not a big deal for him.Isn’t it nonsense if Captain Jack Sparrow wouldn’t have his own vessel to sail the seas? Johnny Depp owned a classic superyacht with a length of 47 meters. The name of the yacht is “Vajoliroja” and comes from a combination of names in the Depp family: “Va” for Vanessa Paradis his girlfriend, “jo” for Johnny’s own name, “liro” after Depp’s daughter Lily Rose, and “ja” for Depp’s son Jack. It was sold it for about $27 million in late 2015 or early 2016. The new owner later sold it to J.K. Rowling (the author of Harry Potter), who renamed it Amphitrite and made it available for purchase and charter. Could Little Harry even dream of such accommodation when he was living in the cupboard under the stairs?It’s great to be a member of U2, especially Bono and The Edge, who share the uber-luxe yacht Cyan. The guys don’t have to force a “Beautiful Day” on this amazing yacht featuring an “outdoor cinema screen” and plenty of toys for the water. The 48.71 metre motor yacht was launched by Italian builder Codecasa in 1997 but has been kept in like-new condition and is now available to charter with Burgess.
July 2, 2020
Since the situation with traveling is finally quickly changing, charterers can really think of spending this summer on board a luxury yacht. Charter superyacht Axioma has been welcoming guests from June 15. She is a 72.5m luxury yacht, built by Turkish custom superyacht builder Dunya Yachts and delivered in 2013. Istanbul-based shipyard undertakes the refit, repair and new construction of yachts in the 70-100 m range.This winter Axioma had a refit and now she reveals new hull color for the charter season. This turquoise blue makes her really special and noticeable. But it is not the only update that the superyacht has received. Also she offers a new selection of tenders and toys. Refitted Axioma got a new captain, Charlie Rowlands, and new stewardesses Leanne Cilia, Milly Bishop and Mojca Mesojedec.The superyacht is built with sophisticated mechanical equipment and meticulous no design. With a beam of 12 m and a draft of 4 m, she has a steel hull and steel superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 1620 tons. Axioma is powered by two Caterpillar engines of 3150 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.She was designed by Sterling Scott with O. Tanju Kalaycioglu developing the naval architecture. Her elegant interior, which creates a bright, summertime feel, was created by the legendary designer Alberto Pinto. It features a colourful palette with reds, emeralds, blues, greens and earth tones. Axioma can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 his luxurious staterooms including a master suite, VIP suite and four guest double cabins, two of which are convertible into twins. Also this massive yacht is capable of having 20 crew members onboard. She will be returning to the Caribbean and Bahamas for planning winter charters later this year. Axioma is available for charter with YPI, with €595,000 per week.
July 1, 2020
The 45.51 m motor yacht Amorazur II yacht (ex: La Baroness) was built in 1994 by Palmer Johnson and refitted in 2000. Here you can see the motor yacht on her way to the port of Monaco.With a beam of 8.23 m and a draft of 2.6 m, she features a semi-displacement aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 440 tons. Amorazur II is powered by Deutz AG engines of 1960 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 14 guests in cabins with luxurious interior design by award-winning Terence Disdale Design, which is responsible for the interior and exterior of the some of the world’s most significant yachts. Her exterior design is created by Tom Fexas Yacht Design.
July 1, 2020