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 February, 90m 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.
Celebrating its 40-year anniversary in 2022, Gulf Craft opens the Experience Center, which will deliver a personalized luxury experience to its rapidly expanding international clientele. Clients will be able to touch and feel the luxurious finishings which go into every yacht such as high-quality marble, carpets, and wooden veneers, as well as place new orders and get professional advice on servicing and maintenance. Virtual reality is available for clients to explore the variety of yachts Gulf Craft has on offer.“As our global presence continues to expand at a significant pace we must adapt and change the way we do business with our international clients, which is why we are incredibly proud to be delivering a luxury experience through our new hub in Dubai’s Port Rashid. As we look to the future, we will continue to see Gulf Craft strengthen its reputation as a globally recognised manufacturer of the world’s finest vessels which can be found in marinas all over the world.” says Mohammed Hussein AlShaali, Gulf Craft’s Chairman.Today, 92 per cent of all vessels built at the company’s Umm Al Quwain shipyard are exported across the globe. The Gulf Craft Experience Center creates an additional touchpoint for existing and new clients alike, to further support the company’s rapid global expansion. The Center is designed to elevate and heighten the unique and exclusive experience of yacht customisation. A process usually reserved for later in the yacht purchasing cycle, Gulf Craft have developed a fully interactive experience that can be enjoyed by serious buyers and yacht enthusiasts alike.“We are witnessing the growth and demand of the industry, and in response to this we have made the strategic decision to expand our UAE operations to Port Rashid. The city is a hub to the world, and our new luxury Experience Centre connects the Gulf Craft brand to its international yachting community with a focus on becoming closer and delivering an exceptional experience,” says Talal Nasralla, Gulf Craft’s CEO.Since the company’s inception in 1982, Gulf Craft has grown to become one of the top seven shipyards in the world: once a builder of small fishing boats in its modest premises, which was a genuine passion for Gulf Craft, they then established their credentials as a leader of innovation and technology in the yachting industry. With five brands in their product portfolio ranging from 31 to 175 feet, Gulf Craft manufactures yachts and boats that appeal to a wide audience, such as touring passenger vessels, Silvercraft family day boats, Oryx Sport Cruisers, Nomad Explorer Yachts, and the flagship Majesty Yachts.Credits: Gulf Craft
January 27, 2022
The 80m motor yacht Tatiana was sold with Leo Jordil from IYC representing the seller and Alex Krykanyuk from Fraser representing the buyer. Tatiana is the first 80-meter Bilgin 263 superyachts that was built by the Turkish yard. She was launched in 2020. The 1,670 GT vessel was built in accordance with the latest IMO Tier III standards and comes fitted with a special exhaust system for “100% clean air emissions," according to her builder.Tatiana's exterior design was made by Unique Yacht Design, while the interior was drawn by H2 Yacht Design.Tatiana's layout contains generous living areas, with a beach club and a huge spa. She can accommodate 16 guests across eight staterooms, including an owner's cabin on its own dedicated deck, four additional guest staterooms located on the main deck and one guest stateroom on the lower deck. The centre of the yacht is directly connected to the main saloon via a staircase and comes complete with a 9m swimming pool, as well as a wealth of amenities, including a bar, sunbeds, hammam and a massage room.In terms of performance, Tatiana's well-balanced and optimized superstructure enables her to reach a top speed of 19 knots with zero dynamic trim. Credits: Bilgin Yachts
January 27, 2022
Cantiere Delle Marche has launched the 43m full custom explorer Acala. Acala has been commissioned by an experienced yachtsman who, over the years, owned yachts built by shipyards such as Feadship, Lürssen, Blohm and Voss. He is a repeat client for CdM, his previous Acala, a Darwin 102, cruising in the Med but also sailing the expanses of the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic and reaching the wild beauty of remote destinations and the best diving spots in the world.“I am delighted and proud of this milestone launch. The trust this owner confirmed in CdM gives us the highest reason for pride. The mutual trust established between with this client and CdM team has been pivotal to the good result of the whole process that lead to the completion of such a complex project,” says Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s co-founder and sales & marketing director.“The work on technical specifications has been extremely detailed and it lasted almost 12 months to achieve a double result: to build a 43-meter yacht with the most detailed and comprehensive specs we have ever drawn up and to proceed with no need of major modifications as construction progressed,” continues Vasco Buonpensiere.Acala’s eye-catching lines were drawn by Viareggio-based Horacio Bozzo Design. She features a large windows on the main deck whose mullions seem not to join the superstructure that are undoubtedly Acala profile’s signature features. Her full displacement hull was made by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec. Acala’s interior design was penned by Mexican architect Simon Hamui. Guest areas are spread over three decks and a sun deck. Acala can accommodate 12 guests across six cabins. A large lobby sits in between the main salon and guest night quarters. The full beam main deck, from amidship forward is dedicated to guests and owners. Three large VIP’s and an owner suite to starboard side are flooded by natural light from large windows. Two twin cabins are located on the lower deck.A spacious panoramic sky lounge located on the upper deck and includes the dining area. A large cockpit features dining and lounging areas, a swimming pool and lots of space to relax. A partially shaded sun deck integrated into the profile provides the social hub for Acala’s guests with an al fresco dining, bar, vast sunbathing area alongside a second swimming pool. A dumbwaiter connects the galley located on the lower deck to all deck, sun deck included, to convey food and drinks and ease the work of crew.With a total length of 43,10 meters, a beam of 8.60m, thanks to hull geometry, 62 400-liter fuel tanks, and the extremely frugal consumption of her twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines 746kW each, Acala will have a range of above 5 000 nautical miles at 10 knots and a top speed of 14 knots. “Being chosen by experienced owners such as this gentleman who decided to have his second yacht built by us, after having owned yachts built by the most reputed Northern European brands, is the best possible prove that our commitment, dedication, technical skills and quality are second to none,” says Ennio Cecchini, CdM’s CEO. CdM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
January 26, 2022
Design firm Isola Corvus together with beiderbeck designs introduces a new sailing concept, the 41m Velarca 135. She is designed to fill the missing spot in the yachting industry. “Velarca 135 is our answer for the sustainable future and to the environmental goals set in Glasgow 2021,” says in the company statement.Velarca has a streamlined, motor yacht like profile featuring a very large beach club at the stern, providing a stylish lounge area and a very large swim platform, with additional space for effortless indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. For functionality and easy access Velarca 135 has a lift to the front bulkhead of the beach club which makes all decks and areas safely accessible for everyone.The generous layout has two versions. The deluxe version with the large owner’s cabin will accommodate 10 people, the charter optimized layout has cabins for 12 guests. All cabins are large and equipped with a private toilet and shower with plenty of window space. Cabins are located nearby the staircase that leads to the large dining and living room upstairs. The yacht's general arrangement and styling as well as the main technical features such as the completely new kind of rig are specifically designed to make the transition from motor yachting to a more low carbon alternative, sailing, as effortless as possible. Even though the nature of Velarca is clearly a cruising yacht, the hull shape, keel and the rudder are the latest available technology from offshore racing circuits. The yacht also comes with three different keel options depending on the intended use and the sportiest fixed keel version provides a racing yacht like performance.Velarca 135 has a completely new kind of rig with three self-tacking and hydraulically furling jibs (The “Fisherman sail” being upside down) that can be opened or reefed by using the push buttons at the cockpit. Handling the sails of this yacht doesn't therefore require a small army of deck crew but instead it has been automated as far as possible. Isola Corvus Oy (Ltd) is a Finnish newcomer in the super yacht industry. Company is founded by Sami Lehtonen and Sanna-Kaisa Koivisto, offshore racing partners, innovators and entrepreneurs. The Velarca project started, when these two sailors and explorers found out through intense market research that there is room for a specific kind of sailing yacht in the market and decided to act. The beiderbeck lmmo Lüdeling and Tim Ulrich sketched the Velarca 135 design.Credits: Isola Corvus Oy
January 26, 2022
The 62m Nobiskrug’s project Cap d’Ail (formerly known as Project 794) will be completed at Lürssen. The vessel that left the Nobiskrug's Rendsburg facility on January 22, arrived at the Lürssen site in Bremen last weekend. The hull was originally laid in June 2019, but since the Nobiskrug has financial difficulties it will be finished at Lürssen. The exterior design was created by Espen Oeino. The yacht spreads across five decks and has expansive exterior deck spaces. Details were hidden from the public, but it’s known that she will feature a spa area with a seven meter glass pool, a spacious tender garage and plenty of water toys. Imperial Yachts, as the owner’s representatives, will oversee the final construction phase up to delivery of the yacht. Project Cap d’Ail is scheduled for completion in spring 2021.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.Credits: DrDuu /Imperial Yachts
January 26, 2022