Morgana, the new 100-foot custom sloop by Southern Wind, has arrived in La Spezia, Italy, after a maiden voyage of more than 7,000 nautical miles from the southern tip of Africa to the Mediterranean.
With general design, exterior and interior design by Nauta Design and naval architecture by Reichel/Pugh, the R/P-NAUTA 100 is a hi-tech lifting keel custom sailing yacht that draws on lightweight carbon fibre/Corecell, Nomex and prepreg construction for optimal racing performance and cruising comfort.
“Morgana completed her delivery voyage from the Southern Wind shipyard in South Africa with flying colours,” says Mario Pedol, president of Nauta Design, who went aboard the boat in La Spezia together with her owner. “The demanding owner is a friend of mine and this is the culmination of an idea that started in 2017 when he approached us to design his new dream yacht.”
Morgana’s exterior profile, from the spacious flush deck to the sleek and sporty lines of the coachroof, is typical of the uncluttered style that Nauta Design brings to its projects. Thanks also to the tender garage, ample foredeck locker, hidden mooring arrangement and an underwater anchor system, the 100 footer’s clean and essential looks are the result of years of experience in designing ocean-going sailing yachts.
Nauta Design is also responsible for the fresh and contemporary, yet understated, interior styling. Morgana has three en-suite guest cabins, including a large owner’s suite forward and a dedicated TV area in the forward part of the salon. The aft crew area includes a captain’s cabin with a double bed portside and a crew cabin with two bunks to starboard.
The R/P-NAUTA 100 has a powerful hull form when heeled and a narrow upright waterplane for stability while reaching and sailing upwind, as well as good performance in light airs. The design and construction benefited from efficient cooperation between the designers and the shipyard, who were focused on finding the best balance between innovative solutions and well-proven technologies.
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The 145m or 140m (the length of the yacht is still in question) Solaris hit the water for the first time on a very foggy Sunday 28 February. Although there’s still not very much information about Solaris, we know that the yacht has eight decks, as well as a helicopter pad and a spacious beach club aft. Solaris can accommodate up to thirty-six passengers and a crew of sixty.The explorer vessel has become the eighth vessel in Roman Abramovich’s fleet. Credits: Instagram DrDuu
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The 142m superyacht Nord has docked at Gibraltar. Previously known as Opus and Project Redwood, Nord was designed by design studio Nuvolari Lenard. The owner is represented by Moran Yacht & Ship. Explorer vessel Nord can accommodate 36 guests in 20 staterooms.Gibraltar Yachting shows how it was. Lürssen is a German shipyard with headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and shipbuilding facilities in Lemwerder, Berne and Bremen-Aumund. Founded in 1875, Lürssen is one of the world's leading builders of custom luxury superyachts and has launched many of the largest yachts in the global fleet, including Octopus, Rising Sun, and Azzam.Credits: YouTube/Gibraltar Yachting
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Project Titanium marks the third collaboration between the Imperial The Italian Sea Group – Admiral shipyard. Boasting an exterior and interior design from the Winch Design studio, Project Titanium has been designed with the intention to find the perfect balance between high-end quality standards and high-tech solutions with particular attention to eco-sustainability, thanks to her innovative diesel-electric propulsion system, powered by Azipods."Imperial is one of the major brokers of the superyacht industry. We would like, first of all, to thank our Client, who put his trust in us to develop and confirm this outstanding project, and we are really looking forward to commencing! Partnering with esteemed professionals such as Admiral and Winch Design on this project, with their proven track records, is another proof of the reputation Imperial has gained throughout the past 15 years to create a certain idea of exigence, of dedication and of detailed achievements within our industry," says Julia Stewart, Imperial Director. The Italian Sea Group"Imperial is now a consolidated partner of ours with whom we are capable to share know-how, values, and purposes." says Giuseppe Taranto, The Italian Sea Group - Admiral Vice Chairman. Jim Dixon, Director, Yachts & Aviation at Winch Design, comments: "Embarking on this project brings equal measures of pride and excitement for the Winch Embarking on this project brings equal measures of pride and excitement for the Winch Design team, and follows a huge amount of hard work already achieved. It’s a privilege to be working with the esteemed Admiral Yachts on the build and again with the management team at Imperial. Project Titanium is incredibly dynamic and will be a landmark for the industry. We look forward to working closely with all those involved and can’t wait to see her develop!""Titanium Project represents our concrete step as a world-wide key player in the gigayacht industry, as well as a fine example of our production capabilities, being able to offer the most incredible client’s experience. We are now fully integrated in the 60m to 100m segment and, for sure, comparison with Northern European shipyards comes at ease in terms of efficiency, quality and performances, while we surpass them in flexibility in accomplishing the most demanding client’s requests," also added Giuseppe Taranto. Project Titanium has an expected delivery planned for 2025. Established in 2005, Imperial builds, brokers, manages and charters many of the world’s finest superyachts. The Imperial main office is located in Monaco, the heart of the superyacht industry. Imperial has been involved in many of the recent major sales and deliveries of the superyacht industry, such as Bel Abri (Amels 52m), Fast Support Vessel 6711 (Damen 67m), Project 783 (Nobiskrug 73m), Amore Vero (Oceanco 86m), Amadea (Lürssen 106.10m), Lana (Benetti 107m) and Flying Fox (Lürssen 136m).Credits: Imperial, The Italian Sea Group
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EYOS Expeditions, the world’s foremost provider of private yacht expeditions, and Nansen Polar Expeditions have joined forces on a long-term strategic alliance coinciding with Nansen’s recent fleet expansion. Together, EYOS and Nansen will combine their collective experience to introduce a new expedition yacht experience in the polar regions. 72m Cloudbreak EYOS works regularlyNansen Polar Expeditions has been operating since 2019 with their first vessel, Villa, a rugged – yet luxurious – expedition ship, and they’ve recently acquired Nansen Explorer, a 72m ICE 1A+ vessel that will accommodate 12 guests following an extensive refit. EYOS has more than a decade of experience operating private yacht expeditions to the polar regions aboard the world’s most prestigious private and charter expedition yachts. Photo by Reeve JolliffeEYOS CEO Ben Lyons said, “One of the most exciting elements of our new alliance with Nansen Polar Expeditions is the ability to go beyond the boundaries of a typical expedition. Given the high ice-class and helicopter capability of MV Nansen Explorer, we intend to reach destinations far removed from even where most expedition vessels are sailing, and certainly well out of reach of a conventional superyacht.” Photo by Reeve JolliffeNansen Polar Expeditions CEO Audun Lie Dahl said, “Working so closely with EYOS on this multifaceted alliance opens up new markets and opportunities for both companies. There is a great personal connection and history between us, and we couldn’t have found a better partner as we continue to expand our fleet.” Credits: Reeve Jolliffe; EYOS Expeditions
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