Featuring sleek and contemporary styling, Nick Mezas Yacht Design introduces its latest motor yacht concept in collaboration with Van Oossanen Naval Architects, the 69m Project Smooth. The inspiration behind the Smooth was to create a fast vessel for long-distance cruising in complete comfort, whether spending time on the yacht’s spacious exterior decks or inside. These requirements are met by the Van Oossanen developed Fast Displacement Hull with integrated Hull Vane®. The combination of the two allows a high maximum speed and high fuel efficiency, while the Hull Vane® furthermore dampens the pitching and rolling motions of the vessel.
The spacious interior and exterior areas are aesthetically pleasing and feature thick bulwarks on every deck, providing guests aboard with a sense of safety as well as adding to the yacht’s powerful looking design. It was clear right from the beginning that these elements represent an important part of the design in order for it to work.
Smooth’s exterior boasts lovely long and fluent lines, flowing through the yacht’s decks to create her modern yet timeless design. Another detail which contributes to the yacht’s sleek design is the bow’s top-plate which slopes gently back towards the yacht’s stern. This sloping line is accentuated by the hull’s two-tone white and grey metallic color.
Guest accommodation has been created on the lower-deck of the superyacht, incorporating 4 guest cabins - two twin and two doubles. Guests can use the yacht’s lift which goes from the lower deck to the main- and bridge deck, or take the main staircase opposite to the lift. The crew mess is located forward of the guest cabins with 7 crew cabins for 14 crew; all cleverly separated from the guest cabins and areas by a sliding door. This enables crew to service the guest cabins without undue passage through guest areas and saves time. The lower deck also shows off a vast beach club aft with a portside terrace where guests have the opportunity to enjoy a swim, watersports or lounge.
The main deck boasts the full-beam Owner’s suite with the owner’s office on the starboard side. This luxurious suite features a spacious bathroom with direct access to a large walk-in wardrobe. The suite also offers a private cinema room. The suite’s large windows allow plenty of natural light to enter these luxurious areas. The tender garage is located forward on the same deck and hosts a 27ft tender, diving gear, Sea-Doos, canoes and various other superyacht toys. Smooth’s saloon and dining area which are located aft on the main deck offer seating for up to 12 guests. There is an extensive galley with pantry on the main deck’s portside with a practical food lift for effortlessly serving delicious dishes to the bridge- and sun deck. Additionally, when stepping outside through the saloon’s sliding doors, guests will find a lounge area with a beautiful pool from which the views of the vessel’s surroundings can be enjoyed.
Moving onto the bridge deck, guests will enter a second spacious saloon, complimented with an abundance of natural light, thanks to the panoramic windows. Smooth’s generous gym is found forward of the saloon and has her own bathroom. The wheelhouse and captain’s cabin are located forward of the saloon and gym. There is also a comfortable al-fresco seating area for those lovely romantic evenings to be enjoyed while at anchor.
Smooth’s vast sun-deck shows off a stylish combination of a Jacuzzi and sunbathing area facing forward. There is also a dance floor, another sunbathing area and a large bar, which is excellent for guests when raising a glass of wine and relaxing.
Smooth’s steel hull reaches a maximum speed of about 20 knots, coupled with a 5000 nm range at 14 knots, when powered by 2x MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines using a fully conventional drive train. Fuel consumption at 14 knots is approximately 28 l/nm (392 liters per hour) and the vessel can cross the Atlantic from Gibraltar to Antigua in under a week (in good weather conditions).
In November 2016 the Dutch superyacht designer presented a 74 meter custom motor yacht concept in his first collaboration with Amels.
Nick Mezas Yacht Design has recently moved their office to Kortenaerkade 7A, 2518AX in The Hague, the Netherlands.
CRN, Ferretti Group’s brand specialising in the construction of super and mega yachts, is about to create a new masterpiece. The Ancona-based shipyard has indeed announced the sale of a new 62-metre fully-custom yacht - the shipyard’s hull no. 138.The new project has been developed by CRN’s engineering department in close cooperation with the Dutch design firm Omega Architects by Frank Laupman, who are taking care of the exterior concept, and with the Italian architecture & design firm Pulina DNA, in charge of interiors.Characterised by sporty and sleek exterior lines - Omega Architects’ distinctive design feature, CRN’s new fully-custom yacht skilfully combines the infinitely large – huge size and impressive perfomances – and the infinitely small, in the form of precious, functional details. CRN has previously collaborated with Omega Architects in 2014 on the creation of the 73-metre superyacht Yalla. CRN has three other vessels in build: a 50-metre vessel to be launched this February, a 79-metre superyacht, CRN 135 and a 62-metre CRN 137.
January 22, 2018
Valencia-based designer Alejandro Crespo has revealed his latest superyacht concept, Sunset, an 80 metre luxury yacht. Sunset can accommodate up to 16 guests over her 4 decks, with cabin layouts able to be determined by her prospective owner. She will sail with up to 30 crew members. A helicopter pad is located on the bow, and has a diameter of 9 metres.The superyacht features a 7 x 3 metre swimming pool with concealed LED lighting and her exterior spaces are designed to be easily converted from cosy, private chill out areas to large party spaces. Other features include a spa area incorporating a sauna, Turkish bath and a Jacuzzi. The main deck pool leads to an unusual view of the beach club area from the ceiling. The aft section is dedicated to a spacious beach club, which opens up on to a huge fold down transom door to provide a sea level sun deck. Fold out balconies on both sides of the beach club enhance the open and airy feeling of the entertainment area.No information is given as yet on the motor yachts engines or her speed, though she will have a trans-Atlantic range.
January 22, 2018
The 47-meter Benetti, Africa, previously on the market through Burgess at an asking price of €16,750,000, has now been sold with Marine Marketing in Greece introducing the buyer. She spent just under 18 months on the brokerage market.Africa, Benetti's FB501 hull, was launched in Italy in 2010 and christened Imagination by her original owner. Two years later, she was put on the market through Camper & Nicholsons asking €22,000,000. Later that year, her price was reduced down to €19,800,000. Following two yacht show attendances by the yacht during her first year on the market, in Cannes and in Monaco, a buyer was found that purchased the yacht in 2014. The yacht was then asking €16,5 million through Camper. Her new owners then opted to rename the yacht to Africa shortly after the purchase. In 2016, she was listed for sale once again, this time through Fraser, asking €19,750,000. The seller later switched to being represented by Burgess and later lowered the asking price by €3 million, at which price she ultimately sold earlier this month.This report is an excerpt from Yacht Harbour's proprietary Timeline platform, featuring detailed, individual reports on every single yacht on the water. To subscribe to Timeline at just €99/month follow this link.
January 19, 2018
Chinese shipyard Heysea Yachts has received an order for a new Asteria 126 from a local client. The same individual also commissioned an Asteria 96 as well as a 25 meter model from Heysea.Asteria 126Built out of composite, the new Asteria 126 will have a length of 38.4 meters coupled with a shallow, 1,54-meter draft. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 engines, she will have a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 1,200 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 10 knots.Asteria 96The Asteria 96 was developed in collaboration with Australian naval architects David Bentley Yacht Design. The yacht measures 29.26m in length with a GRP hull and superstructure.Accommodation is for six guests, split between a master suite and two convertible double staterooms, which can be set up as doubles or twins. Meanwhile the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to three people.Other key features include a walk-in wardrobe in the owner’s cabin and a separate media room that has been fitted out with a state-of-the-art entertainment system, while subtle accent lighting adds to the relaxed ambience on board.Asteria 96Heysea adds that future models can be built with a more powerful engine set-up, resulting in top speeds of up to 28 knots. Other extras include a larger crew quarters with room for five. The shipyard is also currently building a 43-meter yacht as well as a 41-meter, both of which seemed to be destined for the Asian market.
January 19, 2018
The 46.3-meter Baglietto, Only One has just undergone a hefty price reduction with her owner keen to sell her in this new year according to its central agent, M Blue Yachts. Built in 2015, she's now on the market asking €17 million down from €19 million.Accommodating up to 10 guests in a master suite located forward of the main deck, two VIP suites and two twins on the lower deck, Only One was designed by Francesco Paskowski and is currently lying in Turkey.Amongst the yacht's main features are an extensive sun deck with a large dining table and lounging area, a spacious main salon and sky lounge perfectly suited for entertaining as well as a beach club.MCA compliant and classified by Bureau Veritas, Only One has a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. Having seen very little use by her owner, Only One has just 585 hours on her Caterpillar 3512B engines that give the 46-meter a top speed of 16.5 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. She is now asking €17,000,000. A viewing of the yacht currently lying in Turkey is highly recommended.Sponsored by M Blue YachtsE. firstname.lastname@example.orgT. +30 6970 101877
January 17, 2018