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.
Cantiere delle Marche's 27.31-meter explorer yacht, Yes, has been successfully sold. The buyer, introduced by Sanlorenzo Yachts UK’s Nick Hatfield, completed the purchase with the assistance of Mark Seaton of Yacht and Villa and Carlo Aquilanti of Cantiere delle Marche, who represented the seller.Built by the renowned Italian shipyard CdM and designed by Nauta Yachts S.r.l, this elegant 160GT aluminum explorer yacht was launched in 2014 as part of the shipyard’s Nauta Air range.Designed by Luxury Projects, Yes can host up to nine guests in four well-appointed staterooms, featuring a dedicated stairway to the owner’s suite. Additionally, there's separate accommodation aft for three crew members, including the ship’s captain.Emphasizing outdoor living, Yes boasts an impressive flybridge, sun pads, BBQ, bar, two dining areas, and a spacious al fresco lounge. The seamless connection between the interior and exterior spaces is achieved through the use of transparent glass in doors and windows, creating a light, bright, and relaxing atmosphere.Powered by a semi-displacement hull and twin 885hp Caterpillar engines, Yes achieves a cruising speed of 11 knots, a maximum speed of 16 knots, and a cruising range of 2700 nautical miles.While the sale price remains undisclosed, the initial asking price for Yes was EUR3,299,000.CdM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
December 4, 2023
Northrop & Johnson has announced the delivery of Majesty 120 Hull No. 4, a yacht sold by Yacht Broker Joe Foggia in December 2022. The vessel is scheduled to be loaded onto a freighter on December 13, embarking on a 30-day journey to its final destination in the Sunshine State.Crafted with exterior designs by Gulf Craft’s in-house team and interiors envisioned by Cristiano Gatto, the Majesty 120 stands as a sleek and modern tri-deck yacht. Its design embraces panoramic windows, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor spaces and bathing the interiors in natural light.The interior of Majesty 120 reveals sophisticated yet comfortable styling, featuring Tabu Sycamore Frise and Amara wood to create a warm ambiance. Marble accents and ambient lighting complement the abundance of natural light. The main saloon offers various seating options over carpeted floors, enhancing guest comfort, while wooden floors with marble borders define the rest of the space. The upper saloon provides a delightful gathering spot, featuring an L-shaped sofa and a wet bar, with easy access to the alfresco area aft, boasting a sofa and two teak tables.Accommodating 12 guests and seven crew members, Majesty 120 includes six guest cabins and three crew cabins. The diverse range of accommodations includes the owner's cabin, two guest cabins with double beds, two twin guest cabins, and a VIP cabin, each equipped with an en-suite bathroom.The yacht’s sundeck is designed for entertainment, featuring a hot tub with a sunbed, three sun loungers with side tables, and a barbecue grill. A swim platform brings guests closer to the water, while the beach club offers a shaded alfresco space for relaxation. The delivery marks the beginning of a new chapter for Majesty 120 Hull No. 4 as it embarks on its maritime journey to the Sunshine State.Since the company’s inception in 1982, Gulf Craft has grown to become one of the top seven shipyards in the world: once a builder of small fishing boats in its modest premises, which was a genuine passion for Gulf Craft, they then established their credentials as a leader of innovation and technology in the yachting industry. With five brands in their product portfolio ranging from 31 to 175 feet, Gulf Craft manufactures yachts and boats that appeal to a wide audience, such as touring passenger vessels, Silvercraft family day boats, Oryx Sport Cruisers, Nomad Explorer Yachts, and the flagship Majesty Yachts.Credits: Northrop and Johnson
December 4, 2023
Feadship shared the video from the sea trials of the Project 1011. Project 1011 is not just a superyacht; it's a marvel challenging the limits of design and engineering. Crafted for a visionary owner deeply engaged in the 103-meter project, this masterpiece, designed collaboratively by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design and Azure Yacht Design, pushes boundaries in innovation. With a distinctive vertical bow, Project 1011 showcases a clean-cut exterior, exuding a purposeful personality. The exterior is adorned with a staggering 1,100 square meters of glass, featuring twenty sliding doors, twelve glass windbreaks, four outdoor hot tubs, and a main deck swimming pool that spans its entire height. The forward helipad cleverly conceals a helicopter hangar, while eight hull doors, including the largest tender garage door ever installed on a Feadship, enhance its functionality.<iframe src=https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=315&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FFeadship%2Fvideos%2F371252095276469%2F&show_text=false&width=560&t=0 width=560 height=315 style=border:none;overflow:hidden scrolling=no frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=true allow=autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; picture-in-picture; web-share allowFullScreen=true></iframe>Despite challenging criteria, including the provision of amenities comparable to the owner's previous 6,000GT yacht within half the volume, Project 1011 excels in space planning and ingenious solutions. The single-deck engine room, a groundbreaking concept, maximizes guest areas. The engineering marvels extend to expansive glass suites, a colossal 15-meter tender garage door, fully retractable glass doors, a futuristic Kongsberg bridge, and a towering glass staircase and elevator in the main atrium. Based in the Netherlands and with roots dating back to 1849, 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 and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship
December 1, 2023
Exciting news echoes from CdM as the Darwin 86 Empire joins the fleet, marking the third launch in just two weeks, following the RJ 115 Pazienza and the Flexplorer 146 Maverick. It's not just a celebration; it's an exhilarating showcase of craftsmanship and innovation, leaving no room for comments, only sheer pride and excitement at the forefront.“The Darwin Class continues to provide us with great satisfaction, firmly establishing itself as a reference in the explorer yachts’ market. This Darwin 86 adds up to a total of twelve Darwins from 86 to 112 feet already delivered,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM co-founder and CEO. Acquired by an enthusiastic American owner, the Darwin 86 Empire is a testament to bespoke luxury. From reinforced hulls with bulletproof steel plates to navigation plans that span distant and challenging seas, this vessel is tailored to the owner’s every whim.Designed with Hydro Tec's unmistakable Darwin aesthetics and CdM's unique approach to technical areas, the interior design, crafted by Massari Design, is a testament to opulence. The owner's requests, including an 'ice belt' at waterline level and enhanced scantlings for icy conditions, make this vessel a true explorer.Featuring a fourth pilot station in the engine room, the interior layout aligns seamlessly with the owner's vision. The warm and inviting ambiance is achieved by blending custom-made furniture with renowned manufacturers like Poltrona Frau and Poliform.The lower deck houses the owner’s full-beam stateroom and two twin cabins, while the VIP suite occupies the forward section. Crew quarters for four members are strategically located on the main deck forward. The main deck serves as the social hub, connecting lounging and dining areas with a cozy bar linked to the galley. The upper deck hosts a well-equipped gym, and the sundeck is furnished with loose furniture and sunbeds for outdoor enjoyment.Measuring 26.30m, the Empire is a little ship of robustness, comfort, and reliability. Powered by twin Scania engines and featuring 3 Northern Light generators and sodium-lithium chloride batteries, this vessel is a paragon of engineering excellence. The wheelhouse is designed for ease of handling, equipped with Boening integrated monitoring and control systems. A sophisticated anti-intrusion system adds an extra layer of protection.CdM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
December 1, 2023
Northrop & Johnson has announced the successful sale of the opulent 77.7m Golden Yachts O’Rea, orchestrated by Yacht Broker Steve Elario, representing the buyer.Motor yacht O’Rea, delivered by the Greek shipyard, Golden Yachts, in 2023, has found a new owner. With interior styling curated by Studio Vafiadis and Massari Design, O’Rea is not just a yacht; it's a masterpiece that sets new standards for luxury living on the water. The incredible design details, such as polished marble steps, backlit vertical paneling, and three-dimensional glass patterns, permeate throughout the yacht.Crafted for the discerning owner who values exquisite indoor and outdoor experiences, O’Rea showcases voluminous spaces across multiple decks, creating an idyllic setting for relaxation, entertainment, and indulgence. The seamless interconnection between each exterior area and the interior allows guests to transition effortlessly. The strategic use of glass blurs the boundaries between inside and outside, whether sunbathing on the beach club sea terraces, relaxing in the spa, or dining in the sprawling main deck area with floor-to-ceiling windows.With accommodation for up to 12 guests in eight stunning staterooms, O’Rea ensures a consistent level of comfort and sophistication for every guest. The owner’s suite stands out with its expansive height and volume, including a private office area. A dedicated crew of twenty-two ensures precision and care in every aspect of the journey.O’Rea is a symphony of indulgence and entertainment. Onboard amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, sauna, Turkish hammam, massage room, and a notable glass-bottom pool on the main deck aft, positioned above the beach club. Additional features comprise an outdoor theater, an exterior lounge/bar area, and ample sunpads across various decks.O’Rea has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Powered by twin Caterpillar engines, the yacht cruises comfortably at 16 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 18 knots.Recognized as a finalist at the Boat International Design & Innovation Awards 2024, O’Rea stands as a symbol of outstanding exterior motor yacht design in the 60m and above category.Golden Yachts was founded in 1996. The company began its activities by consulting and supervising the construction of the 42m luxury M/Y O’Pari new building at Intermarine SpA. Golden Yachts entered a new era in the 2000’s with a team of enthusiastic and committed naval architects and engineers. Now shipyard is famous for its 95m O'Pari, and 85m O'Ptasia. Credits: Northrop & Johnson
December 1, 2023