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.
Benetti has launched hull number one of the new Mediterraneo 116 line for a US owner in August 2016. Now the Viareggio shipyard has shared more details about its 35.5 meter GRP yacht. The exterior design has been created by Giorgio M. Cassetta Design. “The usability of the space onboard and the solutions proposed are comparable to those typically found on much bigger yachts. We have given Mediterraneo 116’ classical lines and proportions, but with a contemporary twist, because we wanted to create a yacht conceived to tackle future challenges, but without betraying the spirit of Benetti’s most glorious past projectsArchitect Giorgio M. CassettaThe main lounge flows onto the cockpit through an opening over two meters wide and the windows, each measuring three meters, are continuous. Even the storage has been redesigned with a view to self-sufficiency. The dining area has a table seating up to twelve and is surrounded by a walkway so wide it can be used as a balcony to relax on.Moving to the lower deck, the common denominator continues to be the light. The portholes, positioned at a height of 70 centimeters, are in reality 1.6 meter windows. In line with the shipyard’s exacting standards, there are four double cabins on this deck, with two VIP suites aft and two cabins with bunk beds. And they all have their own bathroom. Three double cabins are provided for the crew, plus the captain’s cabin on the upper deck next to the helm station, providing accommodation for a total of seven.The “surgical” approach to rationalizing available space is visible on the upper deck too, which stands out because of the spacious open area in the bow. But there’s more, with an area set aside for a swimming pool, if desired, that can be customized to reflect the owner’s tastes and needs. Finally, eighty square meters are dedicated to the sundeck, which has a useful length of 16 meters. The rollbar is integrated in the furniture and the storage compartments are entirely available for use by guests.The elegance of Oli is also expressed by sophisticated, modern interiors that reflect the owner’s personality and tastes. The customer has chosen interiors featuring one type of wood only, decorated with polished steel inserts and detailing. The chrome portals used round the main windows manage to enrich the space and the volumes, accentuating the big windows that create continuity with the outside world and amplify the volume of the interiors by flooding them with natural light. The loose furniture chosen is intentionally minimal and sophisticated to enjoy family moments on board. The superyacht is propelled by two Man V12-1400 engines delivering 1,400 hp each, pushing the yacht to a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. At 10 knots, the efficient hull designed by Pierluigi Ausonio gives the yacht a range of 3 thousand nautical miles. Stabilization at anchor and during navigation are provided by the innovative but consolidated electric stabilizer fins built by CMC Marine.The news comes days after the Italian shipyard announced the sale of 47m superyacht FB703 and launch of 37m Lady Lillian.
May 24, 2017
The Ferretti Group has introduced the Navetta 42 at Yachts Miami Beach. Measuring 42m, she is the biggest semi-displacement hull ever built by Custom Line. Studio Zuccon International Project, Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee, and the Group’s Engineering Department have joined forces to design the yacht.The Navetta 42 has four fully customizable decks, which offer plenty of space for the owner and guests. The vessel also includes a sliding glass door off the interior dining area. According to the yard, the well-designed layout of the new yacht "will ensure the most efficient organization of on board flows", offering total privacy for the owner and the guests, and "a great freedom of movement for the captain and the crew."A huge suite on the main deck is reserved for the owner, who can opt for four VIP suites or five standard en-suite cabins to accommodate guests thanks to the versatile layout of the lower deck. The aft area is set aside for the large beach club at sea level offering fun and relaxation; the garage opens out onto the sea and is equipped with the new system for launching and hauling out of tenders and water toys.The Ferretti Group anticipates the Navetta 42 to exceed 3,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.Ferretti Group, the Italy-based holding behind brands such as Riva, Pershing and Ferretti itself, has indicated it made €14,1 million in net profit in 2016 making it the first year since the financial crisis of 2008 where the group posted a profit.
May 24, 2017
Four months after the launch of the first 52Steel yacht Seven Sins, Sanlorenzo has announced that the second vessel in the series entered the final stages of construction. The yacht's profile was penned by Officina Italiana Design, while the Sanlorenzo Technical Department developed all technical aspects of the project.Amongst the alluring amenities introduced by Sanlorenzo for this model is the aft section which incorporates a large pool on the main deck. Thanks to a transparent bottom, natural light fills the below beach club which is an area accessible by three different opening terraces, one on each side of the yacht, serving as platforms with direct access to the sea.The same area can be quickly transformed into a garage with controlled flooding system for the storage of a tender up to 8 meters in length, with the adjoining space forward being designated as a customized gym for her owner.The third unit has been sold in January 2017.
May 24, 2017
101.5m Symphony has been recently spotted in Monaco. The superyacht was delivered in May 2015 and then went on cruising the Mediterranean for her inaugural summer charter season. She is the first Feadship yacht to exceed the 100-metre mark, surpassing the builder's previous flagship, 99-metre Madame Gu. The yacht features exterior style by Tim Heywood with naval architecture by Feadship's De Voogt Naval Architects. Symphony is able to accommodate up to 20 guests in 6 staterooms, including one full-beam VIP cabin, double owner's stateroom and additional guest cabins on the lower deck. The superyacht features a gym, a beauty salon and massage room and carries three custom Pascoe tenders of 9.6, 8.3 and 7.85 metres, as well as two wave runners, two Seabobs, windsurfers, watersides and various inflatable toys. Her layout includes an observation lounge, bar and Jacuzzi on the sun deck, while the bridge deck features a terrace and outdoor cinema. The main deck hosts a six-metre contraflow, glass-bottom swimming pool with waterfall, and below the pool on the lower deck is a lounge, beach club and wellness centre, as well as an ultra-high-definition megayacht cinema. The owner's deck boasts a full-beam stateroom, his-and-hers bathrooms, dressing rooms and a sauna, a private office and study, and a forward terrace with Jacuzzi. The owner's aft deck hosts al fresco dining for 20. In terms of the performance, Symphony is able to reach a top speed of 22 knots and achieve a range of 5,000 nautical miles.
May 24, 2017
Casper Marelis, one of the three finalists in Boat International Media’s “Young Designer of the Year Awards", has introduced project Equal. The design of MY Equal is based on the owners request of having a yacht with two equally looking tenders. The tenders should complement the exterior styling of the yacht so that’s where Marelis started this design task. The result is a low profile 80 metre yacht with dedicated decks for (water) sports, parties, relaxing and an evening around the fireplace. The owner will be able to get to this luxury with a limousine tender and board in comfort and safety due to the easy access boarding system. The second sporty general tender can be used for fishing and day long exploring. All bring their equal shares to the owners yachting experience.Earlier the concepts of Harun Kemali, Dani Santa, Alexander Fogg and Ricardo Pilguj were presented.
May 23, 2017