The Hylas M49 is a true classic and is set to make its stateside debut this summer – an introduction that has been met with great anticipation by American boaters. She designed to meet the needs of the most experienced sailors. Ken Read, president of North Sails Group and one of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated sailors, is one of them. Here is what he talks about another model, the M44.
"By helping run North's group of sailing brands, in essence I sail for a living or am around sailing 24–7", says Read. " When it's time to relax I still want to be on the water but I must say that to turn a key and crack open a cold beer – it's a pretty nice option. The M44 is perfect for a cruising couple, and maybe a kid or two. We can fit the paddle boards, and all the other toys you can think of. We often live on Hayden during local or regional regatta’s. We take her for relaxing day cruises and we annually cruise for a week all through the amazing cruising grounds of the Vineyard, Cape and Nantucket with friends and family. We really feel like we can do whatever we want with Hayden. Last summer we towed a 33’ doublehanded racer Alchemist out to Edgartown with the M44, lived on her as the mother ship, won the Around Martha’s Vineyard Race, and towed home all in a long weekend.”
Ken and Melissa Read
Both boats were designed by the New Zealander Dean Salthouse, whose family has been designing and building exceptionally seaworthy vessels in the Southern Hemisphere for 65 years.
The M49 offers some key advantages over the M44. The additional cockpit space provides for a day head, pop up grills, wet bar, cockpit refrigeration and ice makers. Her length overall is a full 4 feet, 7 inches longer than the M44, clocking in at comfortably riding 48 feet, 10 inches.
The accommodation has two suite cabins, including a forepeak owner’s cabin that is configured with a center line double bed with “his and hers” hanging lockers plus under-berth storage drawers. The guest cabin is aft and to port and can pull double duty as an excellent stowage space if not being used for its primary purpose. This space is readily converted from a double to a twin set up, there is even an overhead 3rd bunk option.
The M49 is powered by twin Yanmar 8LV diesels that focus on sturdy performance and optimal fuel economy. These Yanmars are excellent engines for both dayboating and for longer offshore adventures.
The Queen Long Marine shipyard, founder and owner of the Hylas Yachts brand since 1985, has produced sailboats for over 40 years. Located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the shipyard is equipped with reliable equipment and expert engineering, all while blending comfort and style to meet even the most stringent cruising needs. The design team features renowned naval architects such as Sparkman & Stephens, German Frers, Bill Dixon, and Dean Salthouse. The shipyard is constantly working on new design turn-out, with our most recent range innovation being thanks to collaborations with Zurn Yacht Design (US) and Hot Lab (Italy).
Credits: Cameron McGeorge/Hylas Yachts
Tankoa has announced the delivery of the 49.99-meter motor yacht Grey, the latest unit in the yard’s S501 series. The owner signed the new-build contract in July 2021 and appointed TWW Yachts as project managers. Grey has been in private use since her owner took delivery on May 12, 2023.Grey, a member of the Tankoa S501 series, stands out as a unique and distinctive vessel, setting her apart from her sister ships. The three-deck layout, skillfully crafted by renowned exterior designer Francesco Paszkowski, was meticulously tailored to fulfill the specific requirements of her owners.In addition to her features, the owner chose to incorporate an awe-inspiring outdoor home cinema screen. This remarkable screen, boasting high-definition visuals and impressive luminosity, is strategically positioned in front of the swimming pool lounge on the foredeck. Furthermore, Grey is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system meticulously crafted by the acclaimed French/British brand Focal & Naim, ensuring an unparalleled audio experience throughout the entire yacht.“Our usual flexibility in satisfying customer requests is evident in the customisations made onboard Grey – such as the installation of a swimming pool in the bow, and the fantastic never seen before cinema/sound system. The jet black and whisper gray paint gives a sleek look to Grey,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa sales and marketing manager.Grey's owner paid meticulous attention to the design of the exterior decks, ensuring the presence of four spacious open lounging and entertainment areas. Emphasizing the importance of alfresco living, the yacht boasts a large hot tub on the fly deck, complemented by seating and lounging spaces, as well as a pool on the foredeck.TWW Yachts provided unwavering support to the owner throughout the entire build process, from initial specification reviews to delivery. Jean-Claude Carme, lead broker at TWW Yachts, expresses pride in representing the passionate and enchanting owners of Grey.Collaborating closely with the owner, Giorgio Maria Cassetta created an interior that exudes luxury and sophistication. The use of natural materials, including rich woods and veined marbles, adds warmth and charm. The interior design is further enhanced by enlarged windows on the main deck, glass bulwarks, and fold-out balconies, creating a seamless indoor-outdoor connection.David Westwood, principal partner of TWW Yachts, describes the interior as one of the finest he has seen on a yacht of this size. Grey accommodates up to 12 overnight guests in six suites, including two custom suites on the main deck. The yacht also provides space for a crew of up to nine.The owner chose the conventional propulsion package offered by Tankoa, enabling a top speed of 18 knots when utilizing both the main diesel engines for propulsion and one diesel generator for the hotel load.Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Julien Hubert/TWW
June 7, 2023
Cantiere del Pardo is renewing its partnership with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, confirming itself as the team's official supplier for the 37th America's Cup in Barcelona.After the collaboration signed for the 36th edition of the America’s Cup, the Italian shipyard, which is celebrating 50 years of activity in 2023, will once again be alongside the AC75 Luna Rossa. This time there will be two of its renowned motor brand models, the VanDutch 48 and the Pardo Endurance 72.To accompany an iconic vessel like Luna Rossa in the oldest sporting challenge in the world, two boats were chosen according to very specific criteria in terms of performance, reliability, comfort and design, which make each one the best for its particular mission.The motor yacht segment of Cantiere del Pardo, well-known worldwide thanks to Pardo Yachts, since 2020 includes also the brand VanDutch and its range of exclusive boats.“Renewing the partnership with Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli for the second consecutive edition of the America's Cup is a source of great pride for us. Furthermore, this year, the collaboration directly involves Cantiere del Pardo with both its motor brands, VanDutch Yachts and Pardo Yachts. There is no firmer statement of the values that Cantiere del Pardo and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli share, starting from Made in Italy excellence, technological innovation and performance,” says Gigi Servidati, Chairman of Cantiere del Pardo.Although different in design and purpose, the two boats have the same objective, i.e. to provide an excellent and highly advanced final product that reflects the great Italian shipbuilding tradition.The VanDutch 48, one of the first models built by Cantiere del Pardo after the acquisition, is a 14.60 m high-performance luxury yacht, characterized by the unmistakable sporty lines (created by Mulder Design) and by powerful engines (2 x Volvo Penta -D11- 725 HP–Shaft Drive), which allow it to exceed 35 knots. The Pardo Endurance 72, the flagship of the Endurance range, is a brand-new boat for the Pardo Yachts brand. After being presented at the Düsseldorf Boat Show last January, it will be launched in spring 2024 and delivered in August to the team in Barcelona. The 22-meter boat naval architecture made by Davide Leone Yacht Design and interior is the work of Burdisso&Capponi Yachts and Design. The Endurance 72 boasts a hull optimized for both IPS propulsion and an eco-speed system, to increase performance while limiting fuel consumption. Guests on board will have access to refined and spacious internal and external social spaces, including a large 27 sqm equipped flybridge from which to follow the regattas in maximum comfort, with no vibrations or noise.Cantiere del Pardo was founded in 1973 in Italy. Pardo Yachts, the brand of Cantiere del Pardo dedicated to powerboats, was born in 2016. The first model, the Pardo 43, was launched in 2017.Credits: Carlo Borlenghi/Cantiere del Pardo
June 7, 2023
Denison Yachting has announced the sale of Conrad C144S Hull #3. Alex G. Clarke of Denison Yachting and Jim Evans of SuperYachtsMonaco were the central agents for the sale of Project Moonlight, with YCO introducing the buyer. Hull #2, which was sold in November 2021 by Denison yacht broker Alex G. Clarke, is currently under construction.“I am extremely proud to announce the successful sale of Conrad C144S Hull #3. The partnership of Denison Yachting, SuperYachtsMonaco, and Conrad Shipyard has now sold both Hull #2 and Hull #3 in the C144S series, which I feel represents not only the best value on the market today but also the best quality,” comments Clarke. C144S is already proven with its first hull Ace, which was launched in October 2022 and won the Judge’s Commendations Award at this year’s 2023 Boat International SuperYacht Awards. The yacht’s exterior was designed by Reymond Langton and interior was penned by Nauta Design. The naval architecture was made by Diana Yacht Design. Conrad Shipyard has officially begun construction on the third hull of its C144S line, dubbed Project Moonlight. “We are delighted to see Project Moonlight take shape and look forward to delivering another exceptional yacht to our clients. The C144S line has been compellingly successful, and we are proud to continue building on that success with this third unit. Project Moonlight will also be unique because it will present a completely new-looking interior design,” says Mikolaj Krol, Conrad Shipyard Chairman & CEO. C144S Hull #3 is scheduled for delivery in May 2025.Conrad Shipyard is located in Gdansk, Poland and specializes in building steel, and aluminum luxury yachts ranging from 24 to 100 meters in length.Credits: Denison Yachting
June 7, 2023
Burgess announced a unique opportunity to acquire a large yacht currently under construction at the Dutch shipyard, Feadship. Project 825, a 74.8m motor yacht, is scheduled for delivery towards the end of 2024. This vessel features a Lloyd's-classed royal-blue steel hull and a polar-white aluminum superstructure, ensuring both elegance and compliance with charter standards.Renowned Parisian design studio Gilles & Boissier, known for their work on New York's Baccarat Hotel, has created a sophisticated and tactile interior concept. The use of earth tones, lime-washed grained wood, and finished stone exquisitely complement the floor-to-ceiling glazing, allowing natural light to transform the surfaces throughout the yacht.Spread across four decks and boasting an impressive 1,750GT, the yacht offers the expansive lower deck beach club that opens on two sides, providing a seamless connection to the surrounding environment. Guests can enjoy the dappled light filtering through the glass-bottomed pool on the main deck aft. Additionally, hot tubs on the bridge deck and a private hot tub for the owner add to the wellness center's allure.The wellness center itself features a gym with stunning aft-facing views, offering climate control or the option to open on three sides. Overlooking a terrace with a bar, lounge, daybed, and sunbathing area around the hot tub, the gym provides a serene retreat. Walkaround side decks allow guests to appreciate the surrounding scenery, while forward of the gym, a sauna, dayhead, and an elevator serving the bridge to main decks.The owner's deck occupies the lower level, with the owner's bedroom suite forward, offering access to a private terrace with a hot tub and two lounge areas that can transform into sunbeds. A touch-and-go helipad is situated forward of the owner's suite. The spacious en suite includes a shower room, walk-in wardrobe, and a private study.An owner's lounge featuring a wall-mounted TV, located on the aft. Sliding glass doors open onto an aft terrace with private dining shaded by the overhang and comfortable sun lounge seating. Walkaround side decks provide external access to the forward terrace, ensuring seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces.The main deck aft is highlighted by a captivating pool flanked by sunbeds, a refreshing bar, and a drop-down swivel TV for onboard entertainment. Inside, a remarkable beach house awaits, complete with a lounge and dining area. Sliding glass doors on three sides seamlessly merge the interior with the exterior surroundings.In total, Project 825 can accommodate up to 12 guests in six cabins, while comfortably accommodating a crew of up to 17.Powered by twin 2,000hp MTU diesel engines, this yacht achieves a top speed of 15.6 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots, and has a transatlantic range of 5,000 nautical miles. Zero speed stabilizers ensure optimal comfort while at anchor. The main deck forward features shell doors that house a 9.8m tender, toys, and a rescue tender.As a Central Agent, Burgess asking price of EUR169,500,000. 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
June 6, 2023
ISA Yachts announces the christening of their latest model at the Ancona shipyard, the ISA GT 45 M/Y UV II. The esteemed client was introduced to ISA Yachts by Peter Redford and Eugenio Cannarsa of Fraser Yachts Australia.True to the distinctive ISA DNA, UV II boasts prominent features and stylistic elements, including the iconic side arches that seamlessly connect the three decks, a circular dining room on the upper deck, and the exquisite sophistication evident in its exterior lines. The naval engineering for this vessel was skillfully handled by Palumbo Superyachts, while the renowned Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design lent their expertise to craft the striking exterior lines. The interior design of UV II was meticulously penned by Luca Dini Design & Architecture.An abundance of large windows, capable of being opened on all decks, bathes the interior spaces in natural light. Harmonizing the ambiance, a tasteful color palette of gold, sand, and turquoise pervades throughout.Below deck, four VIP cabins await, including two with twin beds that can be seamlessly converted into doubles, and two cabins featuring double beds.The full-beam owner's cabin, situated on the main deck forward, offers an impressive array of amenities. It features an inviting entrance hall complete with a sofa and TV, a luxuriously appointed bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in wardrobe, and an exclusive balcony. One unique highlight of this space is the direct access to the forward outdoor lounge via a private staircase, further enhancing the owner's privacy and comfort.With a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, UV II is powered by two CAT C32 ACERT engines, each generating 970 kW. These engines provide a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, ensuring exceptional performance on the water. Additionally, the yacht boasts a side-opening starboard garage on the lower deck, capable of stowing a 5-meter tender.UV II will be presented as a world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show.ISA Yachts is part of Palumbo Superyachts network, which also includes: Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine and Extra Yachts. Currently in build are two 80-meter yachts which will serve as the new flagships models for ISA Yachts.Credits: ISA Yachts
June 6, 2023