1. 37m yacht sinking near Ibiza



37m Fusion was captured on camera taking in water near Ibiza 2 days ago. 8 guests were on board at the time of the incident. The yacht seems to have been taking in water from the stern. A source on board has however confirmed to Yacht Harbour that Fusion did not sink in the end. Spanish coastguard confirmed on Twitter that 2 of their vessels were involved in the salvage operation.




On Friday afternoon, Italian coastguard were dispatched by local port authorities to aid M/Y Latitude. The 52m yacht had lost its ability to manœuvre in the Strait of Bonifacio, La Maddalena TV reports. Port authorities in La Maddalena, a small island in the Strait of Bonifacio, have identified Latitude's abnormal behavior, 5 miles to the north-east of the island, through the Automatic Identification System (A.I.S.). Contacted via radio, Latitude's captain confirmed to port authorities the yacht was encountering problems with its engines and that he hence had to proceed at reduced speed. No guests were on board at the time according to the yacht's captain.




Launched in November 2015 and delivered six months ago, 45m superyacht Amore Mio 
represents a performance yacht with not only power but also sophistication. Designed by Omega Architects, she provides the very rare combination of style, speed, space and safety. Amore Mio sleeps eight guests in two double and two twin cabins on the lower deck. The guest suites have been designed with the comfort of a long-range cruising yacht using contrasting shades of white and dark grey Majilite, richly grained woods and recessed artwork panels.




Launched at Icon Yachts in Harlingen in March 2016, 77,4m yacht Legend has left Holland two weeks ago for her maiden voyage. Since then the icebreaking yacht has been seen in Norway. With naval architecture and exterior styling by Diana Yacht Design, interiors by Thom Beerens and Jan Verkerk, Legend represents an explorer yacht, which was extensively refitted and renovated. 




Launched on July 6th in the United States, Pokemon Go has become a widespread phenomenon amongst kids and grown-ups alike. The game that combines augmented reality with one of the world's most popular gaming franchises has already boosted Nintendo's market cap by over 10 billion dollars. 




Feadship has recently shared the pictures of superyachts Kamino and Moon Sand Too cruising in the Norwegian Fjords. Last month the yachts were captured by Jan Ramaker in IJmuiden, Holland, on their way home from the photoshoot. Delivered in May 2016, the vessels are known as projects 691 and 693. Two near-identical  Kamino and Moon Sand Too have 33.5m LOA, 7.9m beam and 1.8m draft. 




Built by Benetti in 2014, Cheers 46 has a length of 42.7m (140ft) and is currently up for sale, asking $15,950,000 through Denison Yacht Sales. Part of Benetti's famed Veloce 140 series, Cheers 46 posses all of the amenities to ensure owners and guests get the most out of their time at sea. Capable of accommodating 12 guests in 5 guest cabins on the lower deck and a full-beam master cabin, forward on the main deck, she carries a crew of 8.




Ferretti Yachtsowned by Weichai Group, is getting ready for the top boat shows in 2016, scheduling two launches one a few days after the other. The very first Ferretti Yachts 850 was launched last Monday in Cattolica, Italy. The new flybridge is 26 metres and is the epitome of how the largest yachts in the fleet have evolved, currently consisting of 10 models ranging from 45 to 96 feet.




Turquoise Yachts has confirmed the arrival of 47m NB60 project in November. Styled by H2 Yacht design, the vessel represents the first launch from the Turkish shipyard since the introduction of the new strategy in 2015. The 47m project is a nod to contemporary interior and exterior design, introducing key features such as a long swim platform on her exterior, and fresh, clean styling on both the main and upper decks. 




Built by Vitters in 2005, Adèle was the first yacht to enter the extended refit hall last winter-season since it’s increase in capacity and that of the neighbouring climate-controlled paint hall. These extensions improved the workflow between construction and finish of yachts up to 90m / 300ft in one hall, 60m / 200ft in the other and together with the existing two halls enabling the yard to work on multiple yachts in parallel. Both paint halls are fitted with high-intensity lighting, air-flow, temperature- and humidity-controls exceeding the stringent requirements of all the major paint manufacturers.

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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