Last year M/Y A, which is reportedly for sale at $300 million, has been spotted in such cities as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kiel, Bordeaux, off the Reykjavik coast in Iceland and cruising in the French Riviera. Now the most talked-about yacht on the seas has been seen in Emirates Palace Marina in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.
M/Y A was built by Blohm+Voss in 2008. Designed by Philippe Starck, she is capable of accommodating 14 guests in 7 luxurious cabins, as well as a crew of 42.
With a meticulous attention to detail, A's interior uses wood furniture with natural light to create a unique style. Amongst her many impressive features are the 3 spa pools, complete with current-generating technology, positioned on various decks for the guests' entertainment. One of the yacht's highlights is perhaps the glass roof under one of the spa pools that allows a mixture of natural light with water.
Performance wise she is powered by twin MAN engines of 6,035hp each and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.
Andrey Melnichenko, one of the Russian billionaires shaping the yachting industry nowadays, reportedly spent around $380 million on the vessel. His second yacht, the 142.8m Nobiskrug S/Y A, has come back from the sea trials in October 2016 and since then has been seen under sail for the first time.
Daroca Design aims to create a buzz at this year's Monaco Yacht Show with its latest concept, a 107-meter superyacht named Waves. Drawing inspiration from the sea, this Spanish studio designed the yacht with a pale blue hull reminiscent of ocean waves, contrasting a towering black superstructure.In collaboration with Bolidt, a maritime flooring specialist, Waves introduces two groundbreaking decking solutions. The first exhibits a captivating geometric pattern to provide a contemporary touch, while the second design embraces more organic, flowing lines inspired by nature.Daroca Design explained, "This collaboration goes beyond aesthetics, with these designs redefining luxury yacht interaction with their environment through the ingenious use of Bolidt materials."The yacht's exterior is equally remarkable, featuring a spacious aft deck with a large pool cascading to a swim platform below. The foredeck boasts a substantial helipad for sea arrivals and departures. The three upper decks offer numerous alfresco dining areas and lounges for entertainment.Credits: Daroca Design
September 26, 2023
Sanlorenzo will bring two yachts this year at the Monaco Yacht Show scheduled from 27 to 30 September 2023.57Steelphoto by Guillaume PlissonThe 57Steel, despite its 1050 GT tonnage, showcases Sanlorenzo's signature purity of form. The collaboration with Studio Zuccon International Project for exterior architecture and Piero Lissoni for interior design resulted in an innovative superyacht. Premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show 2023, it reimagines traditional layout configurations. The wheelhouse, typically on the upper deck, now resides on an additional deck, housing the owner's cabin, offering a 55 sq. m space with panoramic views from the owner deck. photo by Guillaume PlissonPiero Lissoni describes the yacht as an architectural creation, blending spaces, vertical elements, and his unique staircase. The redistribution of spaces has also allowed for a full-beam VIP cabin on the main deck and a vast 150 sq. m beach area. Placing the garage at the bow enables accommodation for tenders up to 7.5 meters, while a 30 sq. m gym and a sauna cater to the owner's well-being.AlloyImaginative spaces come to life through innovative redesigns, offering fresh perspectives. Alloy boasts an owner's cabin, a true private suite spanning three levels. Designed to enhance onboard living, this cabin occupies the main deck's spacious midsection. It comprises a sleeping area, a mezzanine-level lounge, another on the upper deck, a versatile indoor study, and a generous open area on the bow featuring a sundeck, Jacuzzi, and relaxation zones.Alloy seamlessly blends intimate spaces with social areas. It provides dedicated zones for the owner and guests, including four double cabins on the lower deck, a sun deck, and an expansive beach club housing a gym and an outdoor platform at water level, creating a seamless connection with the sea.The innovative concept and design are the result of collaborative efforts within the Sanlorenzo team. Zuccon International Project studio contributed to the exterior lines and concept development, while the interior design of the Alloy superyacht showcased in Monaco is by the German firm Ash.SP110The superyachts will share the space with SP110. A pioneering model, the first yacht in the smart performance range, SP110 is the result of the collaboration of a team of professionals at the highest levels of their individual skills: Bernardo Zuccon for the exteriors, Tilli Antonelli for product development at Sanlorenzo, Marco Arnaboldi for the hull design, Piero Lissoni for the interiors.The Sanlorenzo models will be joined by the Bluegame newcomer presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival, the BGM75, the first model in the new BGM range with which the Sanlorenzo Group brand enters the multihull segment.Sanlorenzo was founded in 1958 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60 to 73 meters in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo
September 25, 2023
Camper & Nicholsons has announced the sale of the 46.67m Sea Falcon II, with senior sales broker Jean-Marie Recamier and yacht sales advisor Jessica Ruez, introducing the buyer. The seller was represented by Edmiston.Built by Italian shipyard Puglia in 1993, Sea Falcon II underwent a major refit between 2015 and 2017. She can accommodate up to 11 guests across five cabins, including an owner’s cabin forward on the main deck with a large en suite with bathtub and shower, plus a further two double cabins and two twin cabins on the lower deck. Out on deck, there’s room for alfresco dining on the main deck aft, while the flybridge offers panoramic views either from the hot tub or the forward-facing bar area. When the two tenders are in use, the bridge deck aft becomes a large area for guest use. Credits: Camper & Nicholsons
September 25, 2023
This Rossinavi’s creation was made by collaboration between the Italian shipyard and Philippe Briand, Founder of Vitruvius Yachts, who is responsible for the exterior design of the vessel and the naval architecture. The interior and outdoor spaces styling was made by Enrico Gobbi, Founder of Venice-based practice Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design. Alchemy, who spreads across three decks, a testament to luxurious design and environmental responsibility. Commissioned by a discerning private client, this yacht is the embodiment of elegance, efficiency, and wellness-focused living.At the heart of Alchemy's innovation is its diesel-electric propulsion system, powered by pods. This cutting-edge design minimizes energy loss between the engines and navigation speed, making it an eco-conscious vessel.The client's vision was to maximize outdoor spaces and wellness aspects, resulting in over 330 sq. m of generously appointed outdoor areas spread across three decks. From hot tubs to sunpads, bars to barbecue areas, Alchemy offers unparalleled amenities. The bridge deck boasts a stylish saloon and alfresco dining, while the main deck features a spacious cockpit.For the adventurous at heart, Alchemy's garage is a treasure trove of water toys, tenders, paddleboards, windsurfs, water skis, inflatable docks, and even mountain bikes for onshore exploration.Internally, Alchemy's interior reflects tranquility and elegance. Enrico Gobbi's vision comes to life with a soothing color palette of beige and ivory, along with natural materials. The beach club, resembling a spa, features teak wood complemented by stainless steel and white marble with a matte finish.Lighting plays a pivotal role in creating ambiance, with indirect lights hidden behind panels and marbles, creating mesmerizing reflections. Natural teak, white natural stone surfaces, and prestigious steel detailing dominate the exterior design.A stunning suspended staircase in the main saloon, connecting the bridge to the upper deck, stands as a testament to design innovation. The guest cabins share common materials for ceilings but incorporate personal elements like artworks sourced from worldwide travels.What sets Alchemy apart is the lobby-free layout, where a central staircase connects the main and upper deck saloons, allowing unobstructed views down the length of the yacht. The owners' cabin, forward on the main deck, combines functionality and luxury, with open closets integrated into the cabin space, creating an office area as well.Alchemy's galley, built for three chefs, and a wine cellar that holds hundreds of bottles elevate the onboard dining experience. A full-beam gym, a vast array of water toys, an open-air wellness room, and a panoramic spa pool on the sundeck cater to all guest desires.Rossinavi's unique approach to diesel-electric propulsion, paired with naval architect Philippe Briand's commitment to efficiency, gives Alchemy a slender hull that glides through the water with minimal resistance. This green and efficient design saves both fuel and emissions.Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminum superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
September 25, 2023
Fraser Yachts has acquired a majority interest in Atalanta Golden Yachts (AGY), a Greek yacht management company headquartered in Athens. This strategic integration merges the expertise of AGY, led by founding member Popy Kaia, with Fraser Yachts Greece, under the guidance of Vassilis Fotilas. Fraser Yachts and its parent company, MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO), aim to enhance their collective capabilities and offer unparalleled regional and local insights to yacht owners, charter clients, and industry stakeholders.Fraser Yachts Greece teamAGY, established in 2006, manages 51 charter yachts in Greece, ranging from 21m to 95m+, including renowned vessels like O'Pari (95m), O'Ptasia (85m), O’Eva (60m), and the recently launched O'Rea (77m). Fraser Yachts, with over 75 years of industry experience, manages a client portfolio of yachts valued at over $5.8 billion and a fleet of more than 90 charter yachts, ranging from 24m to 90m+.Vassilis FotilasJohn Dragnis, principal shareholder of AGY, retains a significant interest in the newly combined operation. After a transitional period, the merged companies will operate as Fraser Yachts Greece as part of the broader Fraser Yachts Group. Greece, with over 2,700 days booked for 2023, remains the world's premier charter destination.Brett McGill, MarineMax Chief Executive Officer and President, highlighted the value of AGY's client network and relationships in expanding their luxury yachting offerings. John Dragnis expressed excitement about the growth opportunities created by this partnership. Vassilis Fotilas, Managing Director of Fraser Greece, emphasized their shared commitment to professionalism and client service.Popi KayaPopy Kaia, Charter Director at Fraser Greece, anticipates heightened visibility and promotion worldwide, enhancing their commitment to service excellence. Popy Kaia, an industry expert, has played a pivotal role in AGY's growth.This strategic collaboration strengthens Fraser Yachts' global presence and expertise while reinforcing the prominence of the Greek yachting market.Credits: AGY
September 25, 2023