1. Tender loses control and crashes into yacht



According to several reports that have emerged on social media yesterday, a tender has crashed into the side of a 38m Custom Line yacht in Ibiza.Witnesses say the tender was being operated by two crew members who fell off at a speed close to 30 knots without wearing a killcord. The tender then drove around in circles for a reported 15 minutes before crashing twice into the yacht. Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the incident.




Benetti has delivered its largest superyacht to date. Construction on the yacht had started back in January 2012, the shipyard later confirmed it started building a 90m yacht for a repeat client in February 2012. Launched in February90m Lionheart was built for  British business tycoon, Philip Green, who took delivery of a 63m Benetti yacht by the same name in 2006, now known as Lioness V




AB Yachts, part of the FIPA Group, who also owns Maiora brand, has recently introduced the AB 100 superyacht named Spectre. Three MAN engines producing 1900hp. each, coupled with MJP waterjets, allow her to reach a top speed of 53 knots in outstanding comfort and stability in navigation. The exterior deck areas have been specifically designed to enhance and make most of the moments spent in open air, as shown by spacious sunbathing areas and the aft tender garage which is ingeniously finished and which transforms into a fascinating beach club.




On Saturday, Sylvester Stallone and his family were spotted boarding 35m motor yacht Enchantress in Monte-Carlo, Monaco. 2002 built Benetti superyacht was chosen by the actor for continuing his 70th birthday celebration, the Daily Mail reports. The vessels's interior has been designed by Zuretti and exterior styled by Stefano Righini Design. Last refitted in 2009, Enchantress sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 rooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 7 can also be carried on board. Benetti, part of Azimut-Benetti group, is owned by Paolo Vitelli as per Yacht Harbour article on the hidden forces of yachting




Italian design duo Nuvolari Lenard has unveiled 66m superyacht concept NL 233. Created for Turquoise Yachts, the concept features a reverse bow and sweeping lines that stretch all the way aft. The sundeck puts an emphasis on “flexible Mediterranean living”, which means the area can be completely protected from weather by sliding glass partitions. The superyacht's alluring amenities include a well-appointed beach club adjacent to the swim platform, a touch-and-go helipad, a 6.2m swimming pool and a garage capable of storing two eight-metre tenders and a full set of toys. Inside the beach club a gym, hammam and massage room can be found. Turquoise Yachts is Turkish shipyard formerly known as Proteksan, which was bought by Oceanco owner, Mohammed Al Barwani, in December 2013.  Other company's projects under development include 77m NB 63 by H2 Yacht Design.




Designed by Kabe Yachts, the 97m Fryne promises to be amongst the most noticeable superyachts worldwide. Although construction on Fryne has not started yet, it is projected that the yacht will have a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.Capable of accommodating 14 guests overnight in 10 cabins at sea and 24 guests overnight if moored in a harbour, Fryne is projected to carry a crew of 20. With a beam of 17 meters and a draft of 4.7m, the Fryne project would have a gross tonnage of near 3,000gt. From a technical standpoint, the yacht is powered by quadruple MTU 20V 4000 engines giving Fryne a maximum speed of 31 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.




Dutch Yachting has recently shared the pictures of Feadship's hull 696 being transported from Shipyard Slob to Hansweert yesterday. Measuring 69.5m, the superyacht has a steel hull and aluminium construction. The exterior design and naval architecture came from De Voogt Naval Architects and Redman Whiteley Dixon was contracted for the interior design. Feadship, which is a part of LVMH, has recently launched the 70m superyacht Joy and has 92m Project Touchdown under construction at its facilities. Moreover, the Dutch shipyard has announced its intention to open a new construction and refit facility in Amsterdam, which will be the second yard to be run by Royal Van Lent. 




A week after UAE boatbuilder Gulf Craft launched Majesty 122 yacht Ghost II, the company announced the delivery of the 41-meter Majesty 135, named Nashwan. Gulf Craft’s enduring legacy and commitment to innovation echoes across every aspect of Nashwan’s exterior and interior design, which has been completed by the shipyard’s in-house Design Studio. Characterized by its ability to maximize both space and natural light from the inside and out, the Majesty 135 offers a roomy and bespoke interior that emanates elegance and sophistication, from the vanity table tops made from premium quality marble to the world-class leather imported specifically for the owner’s requirements. Powered by twin MTU 2,600 hp engines, the Majesty 135 weighs a gross 320 tonnes and can cross a distance of 3,800nm at an economical speed of 10 knots. The Majesty 135 offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across 6 staterooms. 




Taiwanese shipyard Horizon Yachts is proud to announce the launch of the new E75 yacht. An evolution in design of the popular E73 model, the new E75 motoryacht model will make her debut with Horizon Australia at the 2016 Sydney International Boat Show this month. The E75 echoes the stylish exterior lines of the E88 motoryacht and offers expansive exterior areas in either a skylounge or open bridge configuration. The boat deck features a bar with refrigerator and barbecue grill as well as the option of a Jacuzzi. The forward deck is fitted with sunpads and a dinette for eight guests while the main deck aft features a dinette and a large teak table for eight. A hydraulic hi-lo swim platform with dive gear stowage to either side of the transom door allows for easy dive preparation and water access.




The largest Amels superyacht to date emerged at its facility in Vlissingen two weeks ago. Measuring 83m, HERE COMES THE SUN has an exterior design by Tim Heywood and interior style by Winch Design. As for the accommodation, there are 8 guest cabins on board and space for 27 crew. The six-decks yacht's key features include 5.5m swimming pool, 87 sqm beach club with a spa, 900 sqm of outside deck space and a garage capable of storing four jet skis and two 11m tenders. 

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Cockwells Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Launch of 9m Modular Tender and Concept for 13m Open Catamaran Tender
As Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding celebrates its 25th year of building beautiful bespoke craft for a discerning clientele, the acclaimed British boatbuilder continues to share its unstoppable flair for distinctive design with the unveiling of its 9m Modular Tender at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show (MYS21), which takes place in the Principality from 22 to 25 September.For superyachts that require a flexible craft for use by guests and crew, Cockwells’ new 9m Modular Tender features ingeniously-designed custom modules that are lowered on board a base boat to transform it into a luxurious enclosed limousine; a fast guest transfer shuttle with jockey-style seating for up to 12 guests; a beach club with DJ station and BBQ grill; or, indeed, any other bespoke module to match precise specifications.With a proven seaworthy hull that makes for a comfortable ride, the 9m Modular Tender’s twin 200hp diesel engines possess the power to transport a small car or all-terrain vehicle at 44 knots whilst an electrically-operated integrated bow ramp allows easy boarding and loading from ship, shore and sand.Cockwells will also reveal its concept for a 13m Open Catamaran Tender at the event, which combines expansive open seating areas for relaxation with stable, fast ride characteristics to deliver the ultimate superyacht tender or luxury day boat.Based on our existing well-tried and tested catamaran hull, and paired with twin 725hp Volvo D11 engines driving Hamilton Jet drives to offer a top speed of 50 knots, this exuberant addition to Cockwells’ portfolio delivers clean lines and superyacht-quality finish to create a craft that will turn heads wherever she ventures.A bow ramp that folds hydraulically and a raising t-top Bimini which lowers electronically for stowage in the mothership’s garage can also be incorporated as optional extras.A confidential 12m version of this Open Catamaran Tender is already in build at Cockwells’ Mylor Creek Boatyard in Cornwall and is due for launch later this year.“We mark our 25th year in business as a reputable brand, a growing company that is globally respected and one of the largest and most well-established tender builders in the industry,” comments Founder & Managing Director, Dave Cockwell.Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding is based in Mylor Creek Boatyard near Falmouth in Cornwall, at the westerly edge of the UK, build bespoke superyacht tenders, motor launches and sailing yachts in any material.Credits: Cockwells Modern & Classic Boatbuilding
TWW Yachts Announced Sale of 47m 'My Secret'
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Main Engines Installed on the 60m Project Skyfall
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Denison Yachting Will Open Its First European Office in Monaco
American company Denison Yachting will not only attend the 29th annual Monaco Yacht Show with 47m Heesen yacht Asya, but also has announced its plans to open an office in Monaco as part of a larger European expansion; it will be the first office that Denison will open in Europe. The new Monaco office will be led by Jeremy Roche who has a respected history in the superyacht industry and the skills to lead a new team. Denison plans to open its new Monaco office in Fall of 2021.“We’re excited to build on the brand that Denison established in the United States, and to service U.S. clients who may own yachts in the Mediterranean,” commented Superyacht Director, Ben Farnborough. “It also provides the opportunity to expand Denison’s yacht management, charter division, crew placement, and brokerage reach by being on the ground in Monaco with a foot in the door in Europe.”Denison Yachting has long been a leader in the yachting industry, with a rich family history dating back to 1948 with the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, from sales and charters to yacht management and new construction. Credits: Denison Yachting; Unsplash.com
Important Hull Turning for Royal Huisman’s 46m Project 405
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