As 2016 is coming to an end, we are presenting the top 10 superyacht concepts of the year. Here is the list of the most-talked about designs, created in order of descending length.
1. 190m L'amage
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. 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. Using one of the most advanced propulsion technologies available in the maritime industry called CODAG (combination of diesel engines & gas turbines) together with controllable-pitch propellers this superyacht can reach a top speed of 32 knots thanks to the 95000hp generated by its 2 diesel engine running together with 2 gas turbines.
2. 150m Shaddai
The 150m Shaddai comes from the mind of Gabriele Teruzzi, an Italian yacht designer who previously worked on the Oceano 42 Mangusta at AM Yacht Design. His latest superyacht concept focuses on providing a unique viewpoint to her owner and guests.
The owner's cabin is located at a height of 38 meters, far above the rest of the yacht. The owner's area comes complete with a large terrace and an infinity pool situated on the edge of the top deck. A second infinity pool is located below and intended for guests. A 300 square meter beach club is closely connected to the second pool and comes complete with fold-out balconies.
UK-based designer Andy Waugh has presented his latest superyacht concept Epiphany in May 2016. Measuring 130m, the vessel features a unique silhouette and a bold exterior. The owner’s deck is vast with stateroom featuring an increased ceiling height with skylights and open views towards a private foredeck with seating areas and a Jacuzzi. Aft on this deck there is an owner’s private cinema as well as an office with space adjacent for personal assistants or important staff members. Below the owner’s deck is a unique ‘VIP deck’ housing 4 huge cabins each with private balconies. Other alluring features include a cinema and gaming area as well as a fully equipped gym and spa. The main bar opens up onto the aft deck accommodating al fresco dining area.
Australian superyacht specialists Echo Yachts has teamed up with Sorgiovanni Design and One2three Naval Architects to create 120m trimaran concept. The trimaran's alluring amenities include rotating master stateroom section, private owners outdoor entertaining zone with a swimming pool, both indoor and outdoor dining settings for 26 guests, large indoor cinema, glass central passenger lift, fully appointed gym and spa, sundeck helipad, foredeck touch & go helipad, sundeck Jacuzzi, transformer sea stair and bathing platform and forward tender garage enclosed with gull wing style hull doors.
Fincantieri has teamed up with one of the world's most esteemed yacht designers Horacio Bozzo to create the 120-metre megayacht concept Private Bay. Exterior relaxation spaces are plentiful, with two large Jacuzzi’s, one on the foredeck and one on the sun deck, both surrounded with large sunpads and relaxation areas. Back aft, the open beach club concept is a unique feature that includes a 160m2 lounge area with side openable windows, alfresco cinema, and a huge sea level pool with bar. There are also submergible stairs, a platform for gentle access to the ocean, and a generous swim-platform for easy boarding of water toys. On the inside, this multihull megayacht boasts a voluminous interior totaling 5,400 gross tonnes – more than enough room to host 18 guests and a crew of 31. The project has six decks with a 17.7-metre beam and 4.25-metre draft.
6. 110m Halycon
New York-based Gill Schmid Design have introduced their newest superyacht concept, the 110m Halycon. Amongst the concept's most alluring features are also her two glass-bottom, swimming pools. The largest of the two is located on the main deck whilst the second is located aft of the upper deck with a waterfall flowing between the two levels. A glass door around the main deck further encapsulates this immense pool area. Halycon's garage is designed to host two 10m tenders, an icon aircraft, multiple water toys and to still have enough space to carry a submarine. Able to carry a crew of 37, the concept could accommodate 18 guests in 1 owner's suite and 8 guest cabins.
7. 110m Shy
Italy based designers behind 85m St. Princess Olga, Star concept and M/Y A logo have presented SHY superyacht concept at the 2016 Monaco Yacht Show. Information about the project remains scarce but it is confirmed that the concept will have 110m LOA. Lightweight and translucent, the superyacht has no visible horizontal deck spaces outside. According to the designers, that's how they see the way to express a feeling of privacy from outside which doesn't compromise panoramic views from inside.
The concept is based on a classic 108m mono hull design with the unique combination of elegance and modernity of Scandinavian design. An elevated dining and viewing area, a tranquil garden surrounding a 20m pool and a seamless transition to the water at the stern are contributing a complete new and exciting experience on board. The multifunctional space of the grand hall gives an unprecedented view and contact with the surrounding nature.
NaoYacht D&E presents a transformed version of its 80m superyacht concept Sensations. Named Sensations II, she measures 105m, has a beam of 14.5m and a draft of 4m. Her alluring amenities include two dining rooms, one saloon that can be converted into a cinema, a bar/coffee area, a gaming area, a gym and a SPA with the massage area and relaxation rooms. A large 8×4m swimming pool can be found aft on the main deck and is able to be converted into a helipad when required.
10. 80m Zen
80m superyacht Zen is the result of a close cooperation of two longtime partners in the yachting world, Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards. She has unique features for 80 meter yacht. The new approach starts with a deliberate evaluation of a ship’s internal volume. As a result, Zen concentrates all the owner’s spaces at only two decks. All of the yacht’s furnishings are custom designed by Sinot and produced by the best craftsmen. The balanced application of dark wood, soft chenille fabrics, 100% Dull silk carpets and bronzes with a variety of patinas, the use of tadelakt plaster on the ceiling and natural materials, such as split sandstone and teak, on the other ceiling areas and deck creates balance and unity between the different elements.
The 89m Here Comes The Sun has departed the Damen Yachting Vlissingen City shipyard in the Netherlands ready to take on a global itinerary. Before heading to waters further afield, the now 89m Amels – the largest delivered to date – made a port of call in London marking her first public display beyond the local shores of the Damen Yachting facilities where she has spent the last 16 months. She was originally delivered in 2017 and returned to Damen Yachting in 2020 under new ownership for an extensive Amels refit. The owner appointed Azure Yacht Design, the yard’s original partner for the naval architecture, to re-pen this iconic Amels from 83 to 89 meters.Her 6-meter extension and the volume increased from 2827 to 2977 GT became all the more evident. The modifications also included the new colour, the extended sun deck aft with helicopter landing area, extended bridge deck aft accommodation to allow for two VIP suites with exterior balconies and extended main deck aft providing a larger beach club, spa facilities and a large 7-meter swimming pool. Further modifications include alterations to a number of deck and interior areas and layouts. Damen Yachting Project Manager Sander Peeters was present at the yard as Here Comes The Sun set sail. “The refit of Here Comes The Sun was a very large scale and complex project. We are all very proud to have delivered on time and to such a high quality, made possible by the teamwork and collaboration between our own teams, our co-makers and the owner’s team and crew. We would like to thank everyone involved for their part in making this special project a success. Seeing her leave the yard is a very emotional moment and we look forward to following her next chapter and adventures with her owner.”Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.Credits: Damen Yachting
December 3, 2021
Camper and Nicholsons has sold the 36.60m Mamma Mia, with Camper and Nicholsons’ senior sales broker Fernando Nicholson representing the seller, and Jim McConville of Allied Marine representing the buyer.A tri deck Mamma Mia is a highly customised Benetti Classic 120. She was launched in 2007 as a part of a very successful series.Mamma Mia offers accommodation for up to 12 guests across five well-appointed en suite cabins, comprising a master suite, three doubles and one twin.Mamma Mia's interior, designed by Zuretti, is elegant and classic with neutral colours set against mahogany. The larger, shared areas of the yacht, such as the sky lounge and main foyer, also feature marble finishes.The classic exterior lines come from designer Stefano Righini and aboard Mamma Mia, the extensive deck space. The main deck is covered, the bridge deck partially so and has a seating/dining area with extra tables to suit a buffet style set-up, and the sun deck, with a bar and hot tub, has an optional bimini and umbrellas.Mamma Mia also has a large tender garage, positioned aft, with space for a tender of up to 6m along with a jet ski or two, and her 4.5m Williams jet tender.Credits: Camper and Nicholsons
December 3, 2021
Andiamo, a 150' Palmer Johnson built in 2007, has been sold. She was asking USD 12,900,000 at the time of sale. Alex G. Clarke from Denison Yachting introduced the buyer and AJ Blackmon with Apollo Yachts represented the seller.The sporty Andiamo had a refit in 2020. Her interior and exterior design is by Nuvolari Lenard, although her interior underwent a complete refit of all soft goods with the addition of custom furniture, new upholstery, new carpet, and bed linens. Naval architecture is by Donald L. Blount.She can accommodate 12 guests across five cabins, plus eight crew.Onboard amenities include a beach club, swimming pool, hot tub on the bow and another one in the master, and cinema. Her top speed is 26 knots with a maximum range of 700 nautical miles when navigating at a cruising speed of 18 knots. Credits: Denison Yachting
December 3, 2021
A 110m concept Malena was revealed by studio Rodriguez Design. The steel and aluminium yacht with sleek and sharp profile spreads across four decks and can accommodate 24 guests in 11 cabins, including six VIP’s on the main deck and four doubles on the lower deck. The owner suite is located at the owner’s deck. The owner deck, the upper deck and the sundeck feature the side balcony system. “With the side balcony system, we wanted to create the feeling of being on a super luxury skyscraper. Wherever the yacht is docked or moored, the city will have a new addition to its skyline,” explains Josh Rodriguez, studio founder. The yacht features two infinity pools at the main deck with a bar. The stairs lead down to the hydraulic swimming platform. The hot tub is located on the owner’s deck. The additional pool is placed on the upper deck. Here is also posted a large dining table and lounge area. A touch and go helipad for an Airbus ACH 160 helicopter can be found at the bow. Malena will have a hybrid diesel electric propulsion system. Her top speed is 18 knots and she has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.Credits: Rodriguez Design
December 3, 2021
The 26.29m Sunseeker 86 Yacht Hard 8 has been sold. Listed for sale with Nick Hatfield of Sanlorenzo Yachts UK, the buyer was introduced by Harry Bristow-Holmes of Bristow-Holmes. Hard 8 was launched in May 2017 by Sunseeker, with the highest degree of specification of any Sunseeker 86 to leave the yard. Her interior in satin-finished wenge wood comfortably accommodates eight guests in four cabins consisting of an amidships master suite, a forward VIP and two double guest cabins. All guest cabins have entertainment centres, Apple television screens and en-suite bathroom facilities. The crew quarters are located aft.The spacious main saloon has large settees to port and starboard, plus armchairs and ottomans, with an entertainment centre featuring a Bose stereo surround sound home cinema system. Forward of the saloon is a formal dining area with seating for eight guests, while further forward still is an open galley with breakfast area.The yacht’s exterior spaces are designed for relaxing, entertaining and dining, with the aft deck having built-in seating around a teak table and the foredeck sunbathing area incorporating a removable parasol. On the flybridge, shaded by the hard top, she offers a wet bar with barbecue, sit-up bar, hot tub and sunpads. Twin 1,500hp MTU diesel engines power the vessel to speeds of up to 30 knots and she is fitted with hydraulic fin stabilisers.Hard 8 was sold for an undisclosed sum, but was asking £3,550,000 ex VAT.Since 1969 Sunseeker Yachts has built composite semi-custom yachts from 12m to 47m. The shipyard's main facility is located in Poole. Credits: Maa Agency
December 3, 2021