1. 159m Fulk Al Salamah delivered
Fulk Al Salamah, estimated to measure 159 meters, was delivered to the Omani Royal Family by the Italy-based, Mariotti shipyard. The yacht will join 155m Al Said as part of the Omani fleet. The project was first unveiled as Project Saffron in 2014. Built as a replacement for 136m Al Salamah, the yacht features a range of similar characteristics with the 136 meter yacht which had been put up for sale in 2012.
Maria La Via, former CEO of Privilege Yard, and finance director Antonio Battista were placed under house arrest by order of the Civitavecchia power of attorney for alleged fraudulent bankruptcy filings, tax crimes and violation of the anti-mafia legislation, La Repubblica reports. The men are accused of having used the shipyard’s money to purchase luxury cars such as a Ferrari and a Maserati for a total of €320,000. It is also turned out that Privilege Yard paid the rent for the house of Pasqualino Monti, president of the Civitavecchia port authority.
Dutch Yachting has recently shared the pictures of 53m trimaran Galaxy leaving IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Splashed at Latitude Yachts in Riga two months ago, the spaceship-like vessel features the exterior by Jean-Jacques Coste. The yacht was built from a GRP and carbon fibre composite and runs at 28 knots through twin 2600hp engines.
UK-based yacht builder Sunseeker has launched the second hull in its Sunseeker 116 line. Named Fleur, the vessel was built on the basis of the 115 Sport platform, but with a new superstructure design and reiterated decks. The foredeck has been developed into a separate entertainment area with a «Club» concept as the yard calls it. From a technical standpoint Fleur provides a top speed of 25 knots and cruises at 16-18 knots.
91m megayacht Lady Lara, owned by Kazakh billionaire Alexander Machkevitch, has been spotted Cala di Volpe, Sardinia. Launched in April and delivered in November 2015, she embarked her first sea trials in July. Built by Lurssen, the megayacht has the exterior and interior design from Reymond Langton. Lady Lara's alluring amenities include VIP suites with fold down balconies, a large beach club, a gym, Jacuzzi, a swimming pool and a helipad.
The largest Amels superyacht to date emerged at its facility in Vlissingen at the end of June. And now we've been informed that last week the vessel completed her first sea trials. Measuring 83m, HERE COMES THE SUN features 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.
55m Quinta Essentia was recently listed for sale asking €37,500,000. Launched in 2016 by Admiral, she became the largest yacht ever built by the Italian shipyard but not the first flagship built for her Russian owner.In December 2008, Heesen delivered the second hull in its 4700 semi-displacement series, Celestial Hope to Russian businessman, Valentin Zavadnikov. Designed by Omega Architects, the 47-meter aluminium yacht could reach a maximum speed of 24 knots.
Cantieri di Pisa is proud to announce the sale of the first Akhir 42S. Entirely designed by Luca Dini, the vessel represents the beginning of next generation yachts since the change of ownership in the Italian shipyard. First introduced in October 2015, 42m Akhir reaches a top speed of 19 knots and is destined for a Japanese client.
Hatteras Yachts was established in 1959 by knitting mill owner Willis Slane, who wanted a robust, fiberglass boat for himself. The first of these was produced in the town of High Point, North Carolina and revolutionized the industry. Ever since, Hatteras kept building on their initial momentum and delivering even more exciting yachts. The shipyard's fleet expanded as the market demanded larger yachts but managed to keep a high quality standard through their expansion. Hatteras invites owners to be a part of the design team, including an initial consultation at its headquarters. A dedicated, in-house designer would develop an interior plan to realize the client's vision for the vessel. A multi-day orientation session is offered with each purchase, including the ability to have members of the Hatteras team join you for portions of the customer's maiden voyage.
Italian shipyard Ocean King has handed over its latest explorer yacht, 30.5m Ocean King 100 Ma Victoire. Designed as a home-away-from-home on the high seas, the yacht offers 270 m² outside areas and 300 m² of accommodation over three decks. Ma Victoire is pleasure of sailing at 12 knots while achieving the greatest stability, the highest safety standards and a great ease of handling by a small crew. The comfort offered by the vessel is one of the key elements that make her unique in the world yachting scene.
Little has created as much controversy amongst yacht brokers in recent years as Ian Malouf's Ahoy Club. According to the serial yacht owner, this reaction was not only expected but made the charter platform know overnight. "I couldn't have spent $10 million on an advertising campaign like this" Malouf commented.After starting Dial a Dump Industries in 1984 with a single truck, Malouf grew the business into one of the largest waste management groups in Australia. In 2019, Bingo Industries acquired the company from Malouf for $578 million. By that time however, he had escalated his life-long passion - yachting - into a full scale business venture - Ahoy Club.The Maloufs came up with the idea for Ahoy Club in 2015, at that point they had already taken the step up from a 22-meter Princess to the 54-meter Baglietto, Mischief. Ahoy's goal was to improve on the charter experience for both clients and yacht owners, which it built into its digital platform that launched in 2018.Ahoy Club's launch in 2018 was met with stiff discontent from the yacht brokerage industry, an uproar that can be heard up until today. In his first hour-long interview, Ian Malouf has described this reaction as "perfectly expected". According to the serial yacht owner, their competitors have made them instantly known, something they would have taken 10 years to do by themselves.
May 20, 2022
The fourth unit of Mangusta GranSport 33 hits the water and will be delivered to her American owner over the next few weeks. The 228GT Mangusta GranSport 33 yacht offers accommodation up to 12 guests, including a 40 sq. m master cabin at the bow of the main deck. The Mangusta GranSport line, penciled by Alberto Mancini – which also includes larger models of 45 and 54 meters in length – has been engineered by Overmarine Group.This model features the sun deck, which covers a 56 sq. m surface and has been thought out with an eye to the guests’ entertainment and relaxation, including a large lounge, a fully-equipped sunbathing area and, forward, a hot tub.The extensible aft platform is another distinctive element on this vessel. The garage, also located aft, is hidden from the view by a garage blind, and can fit a tender up to 5.65 m and two jet-skis.The Mangusta GranSport 33 is the entry level among composite fast displacement yachts. This model comes with a latest-generation propulsion system consisting of 4 Volvo Penta D13 735kW (~1000HP) engines coupled with 4 IPS pods, ensuring outstanding efficiency and extraordinary maneuverability. Thanks to this system, the Mangusta GranSport 33 can cruise at a maximum speed of 25 knots, at a cruising speed of 21 knots the yacht’s range increases to 330 nautical miles. Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names. Credits: Overmarine Group
May 20, 2022
Heesen Yachts has recently announced that the ownership of its company is once again 100 percent Dutch. The shares of the company have been transferred to an independent Dutch Foundation. As the shipyard said in a statement, the total sum of shares has been transferred from the group's holding company to an independent Dutch Foundation to "guarantee the successful future of the shipyard and the continuity of employment for the highly qualified employees of Heesen Yachts". The Board of the Foundation consists of Arthur Brouwer and Anjo Joldersma.The statement also confirms that Heesen Yachts is financially healthy and profitable, and that employment at both its Oss and Winterswijk facilities are fully preserved. Heesen Yachts' order book is full, with 13 projects currently in-build: "Employees can continue to work with their usual dedication and commitment to finishing the 13 yachts currently under construction".Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminum and steel from 30m to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
May 20, 2022
Baglietto has announced the sale of the sixth T52 hull with hybrid propulsion. The sale of hull #10253 was secured thanks to the precious support of Kirill Kuatov of Alberton Yacht. It marks the fifth sale of the year for the La Spezia-based shipyard.“We are very proud of this deal we reached, thank you to the excellent collaboration with Kirill Kuatov and his technical team. Six T52 sold is an extraordinary result especially if you consider that the first model hasn’t hit the water yet,” says Fabio Ermetto, Baglietto’s Chief Commercial Officer. The 52 m yacht is penned by Francesco Paszkowski Design, who has created an incredibly stylish modern yacht, characterized by slender, sinuous lines that reflects Baglietto’s contemporary soul while leaving the brand’s glorious tradition unscathed. Close contact with the sea is ensured by the original open stern featuring a beach club that develops over three levels and has already become a hallmark of Baglietto’s new course. The large pool can easily be concealed thanks to an ingenious up-down moving flooring system that further extends the available deck surface when the pool is not being used.On the upper deck, the wide floor-to-ceiling windows opening on three sides create a pleasant “al fresco” lounge, with a conversation area and a dining area to be enjoyed in all weather conditions.The approximately 24-meter-long sundeck – another distinguishing feature on Baglietto yachts – is unmatched on a vessel of this size and volume, and follows in the wake of Baglietto’s traditional displacement yachts.The yacht’s improved hybrid propulsion system will allow a more efficient navigation mode, reducing both costs and environmental impact. When cruising in electrical diesel mode, the yacht will be able to remain at anchor for up to 12 hours relying on the batteries only. However, her two Caterpillar C32 engines will also allow her to reach quite a maximum speed of 16 knots and a range of 4.500 nm in traditional navigation mode.“The key to the T52’s success – has to be found in the perfect mix of design and current market demands – such as amazing volumes and liveability – to which Baglietto has responded through original, innovative solutions confirming this model has no real competition in the market of yacht below 500 GT,” says Fabio Ermetto. The delivery of the yacht is expected in 2025.Baglietto Spa is an Italian boat builder based in La Spezia specializing in new aluminum light alloy yachts ranging between 35m and 50m in length and steel and light aluminum alloy displacement megayachts starting at 40m.Credits: Baglietto
May 20, 2022
The 43 meter full-custom F77 has been launched by Codecasa. The launching took place on May 19, 2020 at 11.00 am, at the Codecasa Shipyards production facility in the Darsena of Viareggio, with a private and exciting ceremony, in the presence of the family of the owner and the people who contributed to the realization of this jewel. The yacht was christened as Boji. Boji is a totally custom-made full displacement yacht, with steel hull and aluminum superstructure designed by Codecasa Shipyards in-house technical staff.The 43 meter yacht features a typical vertical bow, big windows, which let the natural light into the interiors and make the exteriors elegant and eye-catching. The internal volumes are just below 500 GRT, the remarkable exterior spaces, with a clean and elegant line, can ensure the best comfort and privacy. She can accommodate 11 guests between five cabins, including the owner’s suite, two doubles and two twins. Boji is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512C main engines (1.650 HP at 1.800 rpm) and able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots at light displacement with a range of 4.000 nautical miles at 11 knots speed.Codecasa Shipyards was established in Viareggio in 1825 by the shipwright Giovanni Battista Codecasa. Still run by the founder’s heirs, nowadays the Codecasa Shipyards Group is able to offer a wide range of Yachts, featured by top quality, technologic innovation, reliability, design and comfort. The shipyard is known all over the world as builders of steel and light alloy motoryachts, ranging from 30 to 70 meters LOA.Credits: Codecasa
May 19, 2022