1. Andrew Winch unveils designs for Royal Yacht Britannia successor



London-based architecture studio Winch Design has released designs for a new yacht to succeed the Royal Yacht Britannia, withdrawn from service in 1997. The new Britannia would have featured a traditional navy hull and white superstructure with lavish interiors. Andrew Winch estimates a fully modernized version would cost approximately £100million. 




On 27th October 2016 Lurssen launched 123m Project Jupiter at its facility in Bremen, Germany. And now we've received new photos of the German yard's masterpiece showing her very sporty and aggressive look similar to the owner's first yacht.




New photos of Kleven's 116-meter explorer suggest the megayacht is only a few weeks away from being completed on a technical side. Scheduled for delivery in 2017, she will soon cruise to Bremerhaven, Germany for interior outfitting.




Palumbo Group has unveiled its latest concept for an explorer yacht named Tomahawk. Measuring 52m, the yacht was designed by long-term partner Marco Casali, whilst the naval architecture was developed in collaboration with naval specialist Insenaval. Tomahawk's key features include a beach club with a gum, spa and six-metre swimming pool that can be converted into a basketball court. The superyacht also boasts an American-style bar and a multifunction cinema/karaoke room.




Feadship have today launched their third largest yacht to date, the 96.55m Project Vertigo. Scheduled for delivery in 2017, the yacht is currently for sale. Project Vertigo (#1006) measures 96.55m/ 316.8ft and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for her exterior design, Chahan Interior for the interior and De Voogt Naval Architects for the naval architecture.




L’amage, one of the largest luxury superyacht projects in the world, is the latest work from the visionary designer H.Bekradi from HBD Studios. The inspiration behind this project was to design a futuristic superyacht style that goes beyond the concept, using current technology, and developed in collaboration with naval architects. L’Amage measures 190 meters of overall length & 28.6 meters in width, a passenger capacity of 28 guests, 14 staterooms plus a private apartment for the owner, and 70 crew members.




The first Oyster 118 moved from Oyster's moulding yard in HMS Daedalus, Lee on Solent to the Oyster shipyard in Southampton at the end of October. The largest Oyster ever built in the UK, this flagship is a successful follow up to the Oyster 100 & 125 built in Turkey between 2008 and 2013. 




The 11th unit of the Overmarine's Mangusta 165 series, currently the flagship of the Maxi Open Mangusta fleet, was launched last Thursday, 17th November, in Viareggio. Unit no. 11 features all the latest style and technical innovations: more aggressive, muscular lines, a single pane of glass in the salon which offers excellent visibility from the inside and lets in copious amounts of natural light, and a longer flybridge with an aesthetic grill astern that gives the yacht even greater dynamic thrust. 




66-meter Ester III, delivered by Lurssen in 2014, has now been sold at a last recorded asking price of €79,500,000 following an order issued by the Supreme Court of Gibraltar Admirality as a result of a claim by BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA.  Gibraltar's Supreme Court has ordered the sale of Ester III on November 15th 2016, which was listed for sale back in August 2016 at an asking price of €79,500,000 by her owner who Forbes Russia have named to be, serial yacht owner, Georgy Bedzhamov. The yacht has now been sold, as was confirmed by its central agent, Fraser Yachts, and paid for in full. 




Istanbul-based Numarine has announced the sale of the second hull of its 24XP. The new build is scheduled for delivery in 2018 to a Russian customer. Following the sale of the first hull in May 2016, the contract has been handled in-house with the collaboration of Numarine Russian dealer Burevestnik Group.

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First Images Revealed of 65m Zazou
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
RMK Marine and Hot Lab Unveiled 50m Explorer Aries
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
103m Superyacht JASSJ to Be Built by Lürssen
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
The Machine Odyssey
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.
Horizon Launches Fifth FD80 Skyline
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