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.
Antalya-based Alia Yachts has launched its new 55m superyacht Al Waab II. Al Waab II remains below the 500GT threshold by emphasising the hull form and exterior areas, including a sprawling beach club. With design and engineering by Vripack and Dubai-based SF Yachts serving as the owner’s representative during the build, the yacht can sleep up to 12 guests in six staterooms and includes a lavish split-level master suite on the upper deck. “We’re very proud of Al Waab II. We believe it is the longest steel and aluminium yacht below 500GT in the world, setting a new standard in external and internal volumes offered to a client in this category,” says Alia President, Gökhan Çelik. “Yachts are getting longer and wider, but owners still want to stay below the 500GT mark. We’ve seen increasing interest in this kind of yacht and so to be one of the first with such an impressive project is an important milestone for Alia.”“For many owners, the concept of enjoying a ‘home at sea’ is what drives their passion for yachting,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Co-creative Director at Vripack. “The owner of Al Waab II had the explicit desire to use his boat as a family apartment. That desire became the founding principle of the entire design. The result is the very essence of living on the water.”Once outfitting is complete, Al Waab II will undergo sea trials before delivery to her owner. The official World debut will take place late September 2021.Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gokhan Çelik and Omer Koray. Located in the port of Antalya on the beautiful Turkish Riviera, Alia Yachts shipyard currently occupies approximately 8,000 m2, including three construction halls with their suites of specialist workshops and a dedicated interiors facility. With an additional 16,000 square meters under development for 2019, Alia Yachts will rank among the top facilities in the region.Credits: Alia Yachts
July 29, 2021
Camper and Nicholsons has sold the Mangusta 130 African Cat.With Brokers Benjamin Bensahel of Camper and Nicholsons and Ed Dickinson of Northrop and Johnson representing the seller and Broker Peter Hürzeler of Ocean Independence representing the buyer, the sale was concluded after only 43 days on the market.Before the sale African Cat had one owner and had never been chartered. The yacht was delivered in 2007 and has an exceptional condition, with low engine hours and a history of only light private use.Credits: Camper and Nicholsons
July 29, 2021
Antonini Navi makes its debut at the French boat show, held next September 7 to 12. The large stand will welcome visitors who want to learn more about the now famous Utility Platform UP40 project, showcasing scale models of the Crossover, Island and Explore versions born from the creativity of multiple-award winning architect and designer Fulvio De Simoni, based on the approximately 40-meter modular steel platform now under construction at the company’s La Spezia shipyard.OPV 56UP40 Explorer On show at the stand there will also be a scale model of the brand’s latest model, the new Offshore Patrol Vessel (O.P.V.), a 56m yacht under 500 GT. O.P.V. 56, also designed by Fulvio De Simoni, is a totally aluminium yacht with an unequivocally military style featuring an imposing high bow and clean, stripped down lines that give the vessel a unique personality.UP40 IslandAntonini Navi, the maxi-yacht builder established in 2019 by the storied Gruppo Antonini Spa and managed directly by the same family in close partnership with partner and commercial director Aldo Manna.Credits: Antonini Navi
July 29, 2021
ISA Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, has launched the elegant classic yacht Resilience. With her 1400 GT, 65m Resilience has been superbly designed by Enrico Gobbi of Team for Design who also developed the interiors. The steel hull is combined to an aluminum superstructure and her layout has six cabins (plus a seventh convertible) including a full-beam owner's suite located forward on the main deck. Modern clean line furniture has been selected to interact with the outdoors in perfect harmony.Two swimming pools (one with a countercurrent swimming system), gym, massage room with sea view, Turkish bath, outdoor cinema room, two jet skis and two tenders, are just a few of the chosen amenities on board this jewel of the sea.“M/Y Resilience is a project in which we have invested a lot and which fills us with enormous pride. I thank the owner and his family who have given us their trust and who, by christening their yacht with this name, have expressed a feeling that has seen us all united and resilient against the pandemic. This superyacht will surprise for the Italian taste it expresses, for the refinement in the exterior and interior details and for the technological innovations implemented,” says Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts.Resilience will officially debut at the next Monaco Yacht Show 2021.Palumbo Superyachts began to take root in 2008, when the Columbus Yachts brand was established, and in 2011 launched its first 54 meter superyacht, emblematically christened “Prima” (“the First”). Currently, Palumbo Superyachts comprises a representative office in Monaco and a logistics network of five shipyards in the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples, and Savona), and also operates the following brands: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine and Palumbo SY Refit.Credits: Palumbo Superyachts
July 29, 2021
The first CLB72 was launched in 2019 and has rapidly become one of the fastest-selling models in the CL Yachts stable. Construction is now complete on the seventh unit of CLB72, and the yacht builder is preparing her for delivery to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Of the five already sold, four were delivered to clients in the USA and one in Hong Kong. CL Yachts has introduced sliding windows in the galley and, for the first time, fully opening up-down electric windows in the adjacent saloon, providing an inside-outside feel to the main deck’s open-plan interior so guests feel at one with the surroundings. The four guest cabins on the lower deck also benefit from improved natural ventilation thanks to the introduction of opening port lights.Up top, the expansive flybridge now offers an electric grill and enhanced L-shaped seating arrangement under the shade of the hardtop to ensure guests enjoy alfresco cooking and dining in fun, convivial ways.CLB72 has world-class engineering and RINA-certified composite hull construction. Working with celebrated naval architect Howard Apollonio and leading marine structural engineering firm Gurit, CLB72 offers agile and uncompromising performance. As standard, the yacht is powered by optional twin Volvo Penta IPS 1050 engines for a top speed of 27 knots alongside a highly efficient fuel consumption rate. The sixth and seventh units of CLB72 have been specified with the Volvo Penta IPS 1350 for a top speed of 31 knots.“We are delighted with the positive response to CLB72 in such a short space of time, and are confident that it offers an outstanding family cruising experience on the water. The valuable feedback from each of our clients means we have already been able to make a number of enhancements to elevate the yachting experience on CLB72. As a company, we never stop learning and growing,” says Martin Lo, CL Yachts Director.CL Yachts’ goal is to offer unparalleled experiences to the modern explorer. The luxury performance brand stands apart from its competitors thanks to its unique approach to design – driven by CL Yacht’s core value of innovation. Fusing progressive design with engineering prowess and state-of-the-art technology, every element of CL Yachts’ vessels are meticulously geared to steer luxury into uncharted territories.Credits: CL Yachts
July 28, 2021