55m Quinta Essentia was recently listed for sale asking €37,500,000. Launched in 2016 by Admiral, she became the largest yacht ever built by the Italian shipyard but not the first flagship built for her Russian owner.
In December 2008, Heesen delivered the second hull in its 4700 semi-displacement series, Celestial Hope to Russian businessman, Valentin Zavadnikov. Designed by Omega Architects, the 47-meter aluminium yacht could reach a maximum speed of 24 knots.
In 2007, even before she was launched, Zavadnikov started thinking about a larger yacht. This became the Quinta Essentia, delivered by Heesen in 2011. The 55-meter superyacht was the Dutch shipyard's flagship at launch. With an exterior by Dobroserdov design, Quinta Essentia has a distinctive 'metallic red merlot' color.
Shortly after launch, she was listed for sale at an asking price of €75,000,000 through Nakhimov Yachts. In 2013, after a series of price reductions, the yacht was eventually sold by Gaspard Yachts at an asking price of €34,500,000 and renamed to Quite Essential. The yacht is now available for charter from €265,000 per week.
The order for the new, hybrid 55m Quinta Essentia was placed in 2013 at Admiral and construction began in April 2014. Whilst still in-build, the yacht was listed for sale by Worth Avenue Yachts in 2015 at an asking price of €37,800,000. She was then listed by Nakhimov Yachts in February 2016, who were joined as central agents by IYC in May 2016 at a new asking price of €37,500,000.
Capable of accommodating 12 guests in 6 cabins for ultimate charter appeal, the four guest cabins can be merged into two VIP cabins, each with a living room and two bathrooms, for a more private use. Quinta Essentia's interesting layout also holds two master cabins, one on the main deck and one on the upper deck.
Amongst the yacht's key features are a large pool located aft of the main deck, a a gym, a 45 square-meter beach club and a spa area with sauna, steam room, massage room and a balcony located on the lower deck. One can also find a helipad on the yacht's bow.
From a technical standpoint, Quinta Essentia is powered by a combination of electric motors and diesel MAN engines. This allows for a maximum speed of 16.5 knots along with quiet night cruising and a 15% fuel efficiency gain. Other technical innovations onboard include the use of the latest insulation technologies for minimum noise and a system that heats the pool's water with exhaust from the air conditioning units.
Valentin Zavadnikov is also a key investor in Dynamiq Yachts, a new brand introduced last year by Serguei Dobroserdov, owner of Nakhimov Yachts. In addition, Zavadnikov participates in high-level sailing competitions with his Synergy Russia Sailing Team. In 2012, he was made an ambassador of La Belle Classe Superyachts to Russia by the Yacht Club of Monaco.
Abeking & Rasmussen has announced that the contract for building a 120m plus superyacht was signed this summer. The shipyard's current order book includes the 118m length megayacht in its stage of outfitting. She is the largest ship A&R has ever built and will be delivered to her owner next year. Except this year’s additions the Abeking & Rasmussen order book include three Multi Purpose Vessels with more than 90m length each. These are some of the most innovative and challenging projects the shipyard has ever worked on. Abeking & Rasmussen has managed to contract two mine hunting vessels for the Indonesian Navy. The next generation of mine hunting vessels is 62 m long and made of high-strength and non-magnetic steel produced using an innovative laser welding process.Nine refits have arrived at the shipyard, some new clients included and there are more refit projects to follow soon. Yacht new builds, refits, multi purpose vessels, mine hunters, LNG propulsion systems, laser welding – it seems like a lot of different challenges the shipyard has to work on. How does Abeking & Rasmussen deal with this versatile and challenging order book? “Working on a range of projects and technologies for different clients and purposes has always been a strength of Abeking & Rasmussen. Besides certain synergies we always found it very helpful to gain expertise with technologies in one market before these things where even asked for in other markets,” says Matthias Hellmann, CFO. Abeking & Rasmussen was founded in October 1907. The German based shipyard is looking back to 114 years of ship and yacht building. A&R is now able to launch yachts of up to 125 meters length. Credits: Abeking and Rasmussen
October 21, 2021
Antalya-based Bering Yachts and Trasco Bremen, the world’s leading commercial builder of armoured vehicles with over 35 years of experience, has announced a collaboration for protecting specific areas aboard Bering explorer yachts. The aim of the partnership is to provide discerning owners with comfort and autonomy combined with added on-board safety so they and their families can cruise remote locations with complete peace of mind. Steel-hulled Bering yachts are already renowned for their rugged construction, but shielding the most critical areas with bullet proof materials – such as the wheelhouse or engine room, as well as vital machinery or the navigational, communication and alarm systems – offers ultimate protection against unwanted intrusion.Bering Yachts is located in Antalya, Turkey. Its shipyard designs and builds semi-custom steel expedition yachts and luxury steel trawler yachts ranging in size from 50 to 145 feet. Credits: Bering Yachts
October 21, 2021
Northrop and Johnson has announced the sale of the 47.55m semi-displacement motor yacht Rochade by Yacht Broker Wes Sanford. She was built in 2011 by Delta Marine. During the time of exploitation the yacht has received multiple extensive refits. In fact, her latest refit completed in 2021. She has a sleek and sexy exterior, which provides alfresco seating and dining with a complete bar, numerous chaise lounges and optional shading when desired on her upper deck. Her flybridge includes additional open-air dining, leisure and bar service alongside an irresistible hot tub and covered bimini. With Quantum Zero Speed stabilizers, guests may comfortably travel almost anywhere in the world, adventure awaiting them on this carefully constructed majesty.Her interior is decorated in polished, straight-grain woods ranging from European chestnut to Macassar ebony, bringing forth a warm, welcoming atmosphere without sacrificing elegance. Rochade’s main salon capitalizes on its palatial space, offering massive windows with amazing ocean views, plush lounge seating and a full-service bar. This space allows guests to socialize, entertain and relax with its soft surfaces and tranquil environment. She also provides a formal dining option for ten guests.Rochade can accommodate up to 12 guests, including a master-cabin and four resplendent staterooms – three of the guest staterooms have king-size berths and the last features two doubles and two Pullmans. The master suite offers a 180-degree panoramic view, a stunning en-suite bath and a finely decorated private office. Big assortment of tenders and toys included. With fold-down bulwarks and gantry cranes, everything can be launched and retrieved safely and quickly to make relocation to the next anchorage a breeze. A spacious beach club made for enjoying the water and related sports.With twin MTU 4000 engines, generating 3,650 horsepower each, she can reach a maximum speed of 21 knots. With her hull design and draft, she is capable of both shallow water cruising and transoceanic crossing.Rochade’s last asking price was USD 23,000,000.Credits: Northrop and Johnson
October 21, 2021
The ultimate charter experience can be reached easily, even if you decide to do it for the first time. Depending on your wishes we pick up three new yachts, which are available for charter. RebecaBenetti40,1mRebeca was built on the innovative Benetti Oasis 40m platform and has a perfect balance between the time outside and inside. A true blend of Italian elegance and British understatement packed with subtle design features that create a different experience. Her exterior was made by RWD. Enrico Bonetti of Bonetti and Kozerski Architects in New York penned her interior design. One of the most significant features is a huge beach terrace with unique fold-out wings either side that push the boundaries of space potential on a 40m yacht. The inviting glass infinity pool is almost at sea level, creating the illusion of sea bathing with the reality just a few steps away. There are toys aplenty and the deck crew will help you get the most out of every one of them. For a more sedate ocean experience, a hydraulic bathing platform makes the water safely accessible for all. The gym, hot tub and amazing living area also can be found on board. Rebeca can accommodate up to 11 guests in five suites comprising a master suite, one VIP cabin, two double cabins and one cabin that can operate as twin or double. She is available for charter with Burgess. The price starts from USD 238,000. PanamBaglietto40mPanam was built and delivered in 2021 by the famous Italian brand Baglietto. The yacht participated at this year's Cannes Yachting Festival and features the signature of Francesco Paszkowski Design both for the exterior and the interior, the latter in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. Sleek and aggressive, this 40m has impressive performances, ensured by the aluminum alloy hull and three MTU engines 16V2000 M96L and three KaMeWa water-jet engines (n. 2 x S71-4 on the sides and one central booster S63B-4), which push her up to a maximum speed of 31 knots and a pleasant cruising speed of 25 knots. The interior is in a contemporary style with warm woods, light shades of gray and taupe embellished with onyx and marbles chosen by the owner. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in five staterooms. Available with Denison Yachting with the price from USD 209,722. Haze Extra Yachts26m The 26m Haze is an elegant yacht which has won the "Interior Design under 40m" award at The International Yacht & Aviation Awards 2021 ceremony. She was launched by Extra Yachts earlier this year. Her modern exterior lines are made by Francesco Guida, while the interior is penned by Lawson Robb. The large seamless windows offer a magical sensation of being inside a large crystal dome, providing great brightness to the exclusive internal living areas and a 360° panoramic view. She can accommodate eight guests across four cabins. The layout is optimised to guarantee maximum comfort everywhere on board. Her spacious interior with panoramic windows includes a generous full-beam main salon bathed in natural light and equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system. She features a 50 sq. m beach club with a hydraulic swim platform and alfresco dining.She is available from € 55,000 per week with Fraser. Credits: Baglietto; Benetti; Extra Yachts; Fraser
October 20, 2021
The 33.5m Lloyds Ships motor yacht Corroboree has been sold after more than 500 days on the market. A successful charter yacht delivered in 1988. The 33m motor yacht Corroboree takes her name from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning ‘gathering’ or ‘ceremony’. Her exterior was made by Fratelli Benetti and naval architecture came from her builder Lloyds Ships. She has a major refit in 2017. Corroboree features a spacious upper sundeck with alfresco dining table and seating, sky bar, sun lounges, and barbeque area. The saloon has large windows from fore to aft and the interior furnishings are complete in dark wood and grey. Her warm and well-proportioned interior with panoramic windows creates a refined ambiance in a comfortable style. Corroboree can accommodate up to 12 guests in five cabins. Her last known asking price was EUR 2,499,000.Credits: Fraser; Yacht Harbour
October 20, 2021