1. 141m megayacht Yas pictured in Tarragona, Spain
The 9th largest yacht in the world, 141m Yas, has been seen in Tarragona, Spain. She is based on the hull of a former Dutch navy frigate, the 130m HNLMS Piet Hein, a Kortenaer-class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy which was built by the Koninklijke Schelde Groep and launched in 1978. The frigate was sold in 1998 to the United Arab Emirates Navy where she was operated under the name Al Emirat and was decommissioned in 2008.
85.6m Aquila (ex. Cakewalk) was re-delivered by the Cornwall-based, Pendennis Shipyard following a year-long refit programme which mainly focused on 750 square meters of the yacht's interior space. The largest yacht ever built in the US, Aquila has now become the largest yacht to have been refitted in the UK. Redman Whiteley Dixon and Susan Young Interiors collaborated on the refit which reconfigured the owner's suite, adding a 60-square meter private deck area and repositioned the Jacuzzi to the forward sun deck.
Heesen has shared extra images of 51m superyacht MySky taken by Morgan Maassen and Will Adler in Alaska one year ago. The award-winning vessel achieves a range of 5,400 nautical miles at 10 knots and with a gross tonnage of 600 GT is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 15.6 knots. MySky features exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects with flush-mounted tinted windows thermo-bonded to the superstructure creating a continuous wall of glass that gives this vessel a highly distinctive look. The interior was styled by owner-appointed Erick van Egeraat who has produced a modern, tasteful and sophisticated look for the yacht.
According to Corse-Matin, a 25m yacht hit underwater rocks near Propriano, Corsica on Saturday evening. To save the yacht, the captain ran the M/Y Agostino aground on the nearby Cala di Conca beach. Four people of Italian nationality were on board at the time of the incident. According to the head of the Propriano SNSM chapter, Antoine-Jean Gianetti, the yacht's hull sustained substantial damage near its aft and a large amount of water had penetrated the yacht. Thirteen people, including three divers, were sent to rescue the boat. Fortunately no injuries were reported and a small amount of pollution was rapidly eradicated by the SNSM.
US-based Westport Shipyards launched 38m superyacht Black Gold which is the latest addition to the Westport 125 line. The new model represents a raised pilothouse motoryacht with ample beam for equal comfort inside and out. Accommodation is provided for up to 10 in the owner / guests' party and 5 - 6 crew inclusive of captain. The superyacht features a full-width master stateroom on deck forward with his-and-her bathrooms and wardrobes. Four ensuite guest staterooms with choice of queens or twins are privately entered from the lower deck midship foyer; exercise room may be converted from one of the guest staterooms.
57m superyacht Halo has been recently spotted in St.Tropez, France. Feadship built superyacht was outfitted in a record time of just 33 months. The radical exterior styling by Eidsgaard Design was created in close cooperation with the owner. Dark window bands in a warm grey Awlgrip Mocca unite the side deck windows. With a cruising speed of 16 knots and a range of 5000 nautical miles, Halo has been specifically designed for world cruising.
71.5m explorer yacht, Enigma XK has been stuck in Cape Town, South Africa for nearly 5 months due to engine problems according to the Times Live. Built in 1988 as a Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency vessel to patrol the North Atlantic waters for illegal fishing, Enigma XK was previously known as Norna before her conversion into an explorer yacht in 2013 by the Atlantic Refit Center.
Plvs Vltra, one of the largest yachts ever built by Dutch-based, Amels was delivered to her owners earlier this week. After leaving the Vlissingen this weekend, the superyacht headed to Ibiza on her maiden trip. The sale of Amels' first Limited Edition 242 (Project Freefall) was announced back in November 2013 by the shipyard. With an exterior by Tim Heywood and an interior by Andrew Winch, the 74-meter yacht has a beam of 12.25m and a gross tonnage of 1725GT. Plvs Vltra's build was managed by Moran Yacht & Ship. She was reportedly built for the extremely experienced owner of the 77-meter Samar which has been put up for sale in 2015.
UAE boatbuilder Gulf Craft is preparing for a regal display at the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show, with the European debut of its largest and most luxurious superyacht – 47-metre Majesty 155. This marks the first-time the shipyard brings its flagship superyacht to the region, with a showcase planned for the Cannes Yachting Festival, where the Majesty 155 will be the largest superyacht on exhibit, and a display at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Horizon Yachts USA and John Jacobi, of Merle Woods and Associates, recently sold and delivered a Horizon P110 tri-deck superyacht to new owners in Florida. Named Rebeca, this Horizon P110 features exemplary design and spacious living areas; with a 23’6 beam she offers four en suite guest staterooms, including a full-beam Master, plus separate crew quarters aft of the engines. The superyacht's alluring amenities include a Jacuzzi on the flybridge, Hi/Lo hydraulic swim platform, and enclosed skylounge.
65m superyacht Zazou has made her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. The 65m custom yacht was launched in Livorno last April. She has an aluminium superstructure and steel hull painted in "Carinthia blue". Her exterior design was made by Giorgio M. Cassetta. Zazou interior was designed by Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who used marbles, woods and light colours for the yacht's decoration. Zazou exterior "I like to think of the interior as a musical composition. When you hear it for the first time you like it, but when you listen to it for a second time you start to hear another instrument or a chord that you didn't hear before. If you walk on board Zazou you will notice that it's an embracing atmosphere. When you sit down you will start to discover all the little details which make the boat rich and luxurious," says Paul Costerus of Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design at the presentation of Zazou. Upper deck salonThe design signature of Sinot is clear to see throughout Zazou, where the studio managed to create a light-filled and inviting interior atmosphere, characterized by a contemporary luxury style and a neutral palette accented by various contrasting and colourful details in the accessories and furniture. This homely environment is an inspiration to spend precious time together with family and friends.Main salonShe can accommodate 12 guests in six staterooms, including an owner’s suite which is located on the main deck. She features a dining and cinema / relaxation zone at the aft. the 90 sq. m sky lounge, massage room, five meter infinity pool at the sun deck. DiningThe garage, forward of the main deck, houses a 7.5 meter tender, two jet skis and a rescue tender. The engine room hosts a couple Caterpillar 3512C’s for a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at 12 knots is 5,000 miles.Founded in 1873, Benetti is the oldest Italian shipyard specializing in luxury yachts. They design, build and sell composite vessels from 29 to 44m and steel and aluminium boats from 37 to over 100m. Their fleet consists of five categories: Class, Oasis, B.Yond, B.Now and Custom, to meet all the needs of the market, and they belong to the Azimut|Benetti Group, the largest privately owned luxury yachting group in the world.Credits: Benetti
September 27, 2021
The Turkish shipyard RMK Marine and the Italian design studio Hot Lab presented the 50m concept superyacht Aries. The name of the newest concept relates to the zodiac sign. The superyacht will have a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She will be an explorer yacht with a range of 5,000 nautical miles and ability to visit the most remote world areas. The owners can choose between a diesel engine or a mixed diesel-electric engine with lower fuel consumption. Aries will have a large beach club with hydraulic platforms. The large tenders and water toys can be stored underneath.The design is made not only for exploration, but also for pleasure and relaxation in the Mediterranean. The interior design and configuration of the newest concept will be customised according to the owner’s wishes. RMK Marine is the Turkey superyacht builder. The shipyard was founded in Halic, Istanbul to construct boats in steel, aluminium, and composite in 1978 joined the Koç Group of Companies in 1997 and was renamed RMK Marine, is located in Tuzla. RMK Marine specializes in building, repairing and maintenance of commercial, naval vessels and super yachts. Credits: Hot Lab
September 27, 2021
Lürssen has announced the new superyacht Project JASSJ. The 103m vessel will be overseen by Moran Yacht & Ship New Construction. At the moment we don’t have a lot of information, but it is already known that the design will be handled by the UK's premier yacht design studio Redman Whiteley Dixon. The yacht will be accommodated by 22 guests in 11 cabins and will feature a spacious beach club aft, a full-beam gym and extensive outdoor space for entertainment and relaxation. First details were released during the Monaco Yacht Show 2021. More details will come later. 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: Lürssen
September 27, 2021
Sea Machines announces 1,000 nautical miles remotely commanded autonomous long-distance journey of discovery and demonstration.September 30, 2021, marks the start of The Machine Odyssey, an epic voyage to circumnavigate Denmark with a commercial vessel commanded by marine officers seated in the United States.Intrepid vessel, the Nellie Bly, will be controlled by Sea Machines’ SM300, an autonomy system leveraging cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence, giving the riding crew the ultimate confidence and comfort:1. route planning and navigation via ENC-based GUI and GNSS localizations;2. dynamic situational awareness with computer vision, radar, AIS, depth transducer, IMUs, audio and streaming video;3. obstacle detection and collision avoidance with dynamic path re-planning;4. true redundancy of remote communications with fail-over, long-distance cellular radiosThe SM300 enables operators to remotely command and monitor multiple autonomous vessels from a shipboard or shore-based center. The shore-based center is located 3,500 miles away in Boston, Massachusetts. The system is managed by the Sea Machines team, which developed and refined the SM300 to the advanced product it is today. From the remote command center, marine officers will plan and manage the daily journey, and will monitor and oversee the autonomous operations.
September 24, 2021
New FD80 Skyline by Horizon Yachts during construction to a first-time yacht owner.This latest FD80 will be named Parabolic and features an enclosed skylounge configuration with a full-beam master stateroom on the main deck and three guest cabins on the lower deck, with crew quarters for four and a beach club situated aft.Plentiful deck areas distinguish the FD80 from any competition, and the owner of Hull 5 customized the upper deck layout to accommodate two jet skis on the boat deck aft along with a six-person Jacuzzi with counter seating and a bar area. The foredeck is fitted with a large sunpad and U-shaped seating with dinettes for enjoying the view at anchor. A large dining table for eight occupies the main deck aft, while additional dining can be enjoyed at the convertible dining table in the main salon.Throughout the interior, light anegre wood with walnut highlights is complemented by expansive windows and a light ash flooring for a bright and airy feel. The main salon features a dayhead and seating area with an off-white leather sofa to port and a fold-down television, console and convertible dining table to starboard. The galley is situated forward to port and features privacy glass and a bar area with three stools.The master stateroom occupies the forwardmost area on the main deck, while two VIP en suites and a convertible twin comprise the lower deck accommodations. The anegre and walnut finish continues throughout these areas as well.On the topmost deck, the customized enclosed skylounge configuration houses the wheelhouse with twin helm chairs forward and an L-shaped seating area facing a pop-up television and storage just aft.The owner worked with Horizon’s in-house design team to select a bright and cheerful soft goods package in a theme inspired by the Ginko tree that adds pops of blue, green and coral red hues complemented by decorative forms representing the ocean, earth, passion and geometry, all of which are intended to represent life’s infinite cycle peppered with the unexpected.Parabolic will be on display at FLIBS October 27 – 31. Upon delivery, the owner plans to cruise the U.S. East Coast and Caribbean aboard his new yacht. Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts has celebrated 30 years as one of the largest luxury yacht builders in the world as well as the number one builder in the Asia Pacific region. In the past three decades, Horizon has delivered over 855 luxury yachts, with more than 220 of these over 80 feet in length. Popular models ranging from 52 to 150 feet include motor yachts, superyachts, power catamarans, expedition yachts, and fast displacement motor yachts.Credits: Horizon Yachts
September 24, 2021