Lürssen, the leading shipyard based in Germany, is well-known for its large luxurious yachts.

One of Lürssen's superyachts has been spotted in Phuket, Thailand. The 85-metre Amatasia, which was originally called Areti, was designed and built to fit large groups of guests. It features eight large suites and a beautiful master suite - spread across the three decks.



Among the yacht's other stunning features are the helipad at the bow and the luxurious spa on the lower deck: it has a plunge pool, a hot tub and sauna. The guests also have access to the large beach deck.



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Spectre - the winner of the 2019 Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT World Superyacht Award
As we are continuing the series of the 16 winners of World Superyacht Awards , let's discuss boat number 14 - Spectre.Spectre won an Award in the category of Displacement Motor Yachts between 500GT and 1,999GT. Spectre is a 69 m / 226′5″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Benetti in 2019. She has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by engines giving her a maximum speed of 20 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate guests in cabins and an exterior design by Benetti, Giorgio Cassetta. The name pays tribute once again to James Bond after “Quantum of Solace” and “Diamonds Are Forever”. It’s first owner John Staluppi fell in love with the leading character in the series of films inspired by the novels of Ian Fleming.This original superyacht was developed around the latest marine technologies and combining different styles and philosophies of interior decoration. References to Art Nouveau in France mixed with modern details designed by Giorgio M. Cassetta. He said that he was very fond and proud of this project. As it was the perfect example of the ideas of the owner and the shipyard. John and Jeanette Staluppi, with their outstanding energy, pulled us together on to imagine and develop with everything that could be desired on a boat this size.The style of the interiors, created by Benetti’s Interior Style Department, feel of some French hotels and boutiques, standing out from Staluppi’s previous yachts in a more classical way. For example, the floor in the main lounge draws inspiration from the Art Nouveau style flooring in a Paris resort, with symmetrical forms and clean-cut geometrical patterns. Other references to French taste are the windows, a reminiscent of Paris’ typical Art Nouveau shops.The megayacht features with a swimming pool and touch and go helipad. Accommodating 12 guests in unforgettable comfort, the layout has two owner’s cabins: one has a private terrace, a sun lounging area and a hydromassage tub; two VIP cabins on the Main Deck and two guest cabins on the lower deck. Benetti’s most advanced construction technologies is the Ride Control technology by Naiad Dynamics - the system significantly increases stability during navigation and improves comfort on board with the help of four stabilising fins and three vertically-adjustable blades.The lines of the hi speed cruising hull by Dutch firm Mulder Design, deliver maximum navigation efficiency, with a range of 6,500 nautical miles at 12 knots and a top speed of 21.2 knots, which is 30% more than a traditional displacement hull.A seven Full Custom yachts planned in 2018/2019, including 3 giga yachts over 100 meters each, now are building in parallel at the Benetti’s Livorno shipyard.
Cecilia - the winner of the 2019 Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above World Superyacht Award
As we are still talking about the 16 winners, let's mention boat number 13 - Cecilia.Cecilia won an Award in the category of Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 48m and Above.Cecilia is a 49.56 m / 162′8″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Wider in 2018. With a beam of 8.43 m and a draft of 2.29 m, she has an aluminium hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 499 tons. She is powered by MAN engines of 725 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Cecilia's maximum range is estimated at 3000 nautical miles. The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 5 cabins. The yacht was designed by Fulvio de Simoni.Credits: Wider s.r.l
Merveille and Feadship Yachting Revealed 77.1 Metre Eco Explorer Concept
Dutch yard Feadship with the French studio Marveille Yachting presented plans for a 77.11 metre Eco Explorer concept.The concept encompasses the most of motor and sailing yachts and features a much lighter hull shape, one of the features that helps further reduces fuel consumption.Cantenot revealed that work began on the project a year ago. One key feature is a mast system with wings “that can be propelled at twice the strength as a traditional rig,” Vollet said, meaning that fuel consumption is vastly reduced on board. Cantenot and Vollet stated the Eco Explorer’s computerised wings, which eliminate heeling while underway, mean this concept is likely to appear to traditional motor yacht owners.The computer-controlled wings make the sailing experience on board e like a motor yacht than a sailing yacht. “You use it as a motor yacht although the wind is going to be one of the major components of propulsion,” he added. Eco Explorer's speeds range up to 18 knots in a regular wind, while its top speeds can get up to 25 knots.Credits: Feadship
Kaos has been spotted off the coast of Gibraltar
The 110 metre Oceanco superyacht Kaos has been spotted off the coast of Gibraltar. The 110 metre Oceanco superyacht Kaos has been spotted on her maiden voyage off the coast of Gibraltar. Previously named Jubilee, Kaos is a 110.1 m / 361′3″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Oceanco in 2017. With a beam of 16.4 m and a draft of 4.4 m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 4523 tons. She is powered by MTU engines of 4828 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18.5 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. Jubilee's maximum range is estimated at 5000 nautical miles. The motor yacht can accommodate 31 guests in 16 cabins with an interior design by Sam Sorgiovanni and an exterior design by Igor Lobanov.Not only her size makes her that special, but it’s more even about the way she looks and feels. Jubilee combines fast lines and smart surfaces with elegant proportions. The whole look of her is very modern and, at some point, is futuristic. “The hull shape is deliberately minimalistic to contrast with the superstructure,” says Igor Lobanov of Lobanov Design, which created Jubilee’s exterior. “At the same time, a massive white funnel pins the entire layers down to the white hull, leaving a feeling that the white structure goes inside through the decks.”From overhead, the superyacht looks like a contour map of an island, with each deck appearing at different heights above sea level.“The 3-D modeling was quite a challenging task, which pleased my mathematical part of the brain,” Lobanov says. “Each of the layers meets and splits under certain rules, which can be noticed from different angles.”Her top speed is 18.5kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 5000.0nm at with power coming from two 4828.0hp MTU diesel engines.Credits: Giovanni Romero
Viatoris - the winner of the 2019 Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 30m to 47.9m World Superyacht Award
As we are still talking about the 16 winners, let's talk about boat number 12 - Viatoris.Viatoris won an Award in the category of Displacement Motor Yachts Between 300GT and 499GT - 30m to 47.9m:Viatoris is a 40 m / 131′3″ luxury motor yacht. She was built by Conrad in 2018. With a beam of 8.32 m She is powered by Caterpillar engines of 670 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 13 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Viatoris's maximum range is estimated at 4000 nautical miles. The motor yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins with an interior design by Conrad and an exterior design by Reymond Langton Design.In May, 2018 YachtHarbour reported that 40-metre superyacht Viatoris was launched by Conrad Shipyard. Now, Polish boatbuilder Conrad Shipyard has delivered its largest yacht to date, the 40-metre superyacht Viatoris. After development period and a building time of two years, the Conrad C133 named Viatoris, will be not only the largest yacht to-date for the Conrad Shipyard, but also the largest luxury motoryacht ever built in Poland. She will be premiered at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. Viatoris is set to leave Poland to head north to the fjords of Norway. She will then make stops at other northern European cities before proceeding to her base in Croatia.Reymond Langton Design was commissioned by Conrad Shipyard to create this graceful 40-meter luxury yacht for an experienced yachtsman and repeat client of the yard. The design brief was for an elegant, yet aggressive vessel that has modern and unique lines, which will remain timelessly stylish. Built to the highest Northern European standards, she features finest luxury interiors and a layout with elements of a much larger yacht. Conrad Shipyard is pleased to announce that this harmonious marriage between the prestigious design by Britain’s Reymond Langton and proven naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design of the Netherlands, in partnership with Conrad Shipyard’s world class Polish engineering and craftsmanship, is now offered as a semi-custom model.With a focus on safety, quality, and efficiency, this full-displacement luxury motor yacht was engineered to meet the most demanding technical and safety standards of Lloyd’s Register and MCA. Built with a robust steel hull and a light aluminum superstructure, we worked with the most trusted specialists, consultants, and surveyors, using only the best equipment available. The result is a luxury yacht that can safely, efficiently, and comfortably cross the Atlantic while being operated by a relatively small crew.Luxury and highest quality has been the guiding theme throughout this outstanding vessel, and the interior design and finishing are no different. Designed by Conrad Shipyard’s in-house design team in close cooperation with the owner, the interiors boast finest materials and elegant yet understated design details, which are both aesthetic and functional. Decorations were sourced from Europe’s top design houses in London, Milan, and Paris. Conrad Shipyard’s design team happily works directly with the owner, or designer of choice, to create custom interiors to meet our clients’ vision.Check our Timeline platform to get the full access to our analytics platform, that offers you a detailed report on the timeline of each superyacht, real time market view to see the yacht market developing and much more!