Kurt Strand's inspiration for this astonishing explorer yacht was the incredible nature, as well as the rough weather conditions in Northern Norway, where he was born and raised. The purpose of Aurora Borealis is to enjoy the planet's beautiful nature from the luxury inside living space. When the weather allows, the yacht can transform into an open outdoor experience. It's designed with retractable balconies and large gates, to have the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. This gigantic superyacht is meant to explore the most outpost destinations from the Arctics to the Tropics.
The yacht is 6-storeys high, has a length of 122 meter and a massive beam of 20 meter. A large helicopter pod is located on the aft deck. In front of the landing pod is a swimming pool with a retractable glass floor, to move the helicopter inside the hangar, large enough to park 2 helicopters. The yacht's aviation club with bars and launch area is part of the hangar. In case of bad weather the large gate can be closed but there is still access to the deck/pool area via 2 pantographic doors integrated in the gate.
The yacht is equipped with cinema, beauty salon with spa, gym and even an alpine ski slope track system. The lower deck has 48 private cabins with a living area for the crew. The Yacht is designed with the next generation environment friendly propulsion system. 3 electric azimuth pods are powered by hydrogen fuel cell generators. It also has a Diesel powered backup gensets. The hydrogen technology is mostly used in the car industry but Kurt Strand want's to bring it to the next level in the yacht industry because he believes it is beneficial for the whole planet.
The 115-meter concept of global explorer Stormbreaker was introduced by Berlin-based designer Theodoros Fotiadis.
The yacht is designed to be able to travel to the most remote corners of the world, and is ready for any weather conditions. Stormbreaker is ready for construction at 90 or 115 meters and will be sold with Jim Evans, founder of SuperYachtsMonaco.
Yacht demonstrates sharp classic lines of the exterior, tough appearance, eye-catching design, bottomless toy chest, effective traction. Explorer has an integrated and interactive audio-visual interface from Icon Connect with a high-tech communication system that can record and broadcast live frames from the environment. Another key feature, the complex glass atrium, that is located in the center of the ship.
Also, Stormbreaker will have a large tender garage for small boats or a submarine, a beach club, a spa and gym, a cigar lounge, an observation deck, a swimming pool, a dining room, a private office, an art gallery, a library and a heli-hangar.
#3. 105m Esquel
Dutch custom yacht builder Oceanco presented its new 105-metre superyacht concept at Dubai International Boat Show 2019. The vessel is christened Esquel after a meteorite composed of metal and crystals, and she is conceived to explore vast territories even across the North Pole and the South Pole.
The vessel featured with a plumb bow is evidently designed for remote cruising destinations. This ambitious project requires a very thorough elaboration and the builder has drawn Timur Bozca Design for exterior design, Lateral Naval Architects and Engineering for naval architecture, interior stylist Gina Brennan and Pelorus company specialising is yacht expeditions.
Thought of as an expedition vessel and a modern superyacht at the same time, Esquel carries features of both types. She is fitted with a 230 square-metre storage for inflatable boats, multiple tenders, diving equipment and watersports toys. Her 200-square-metre main deck features aft deck with glass superstructure, where a swimming pool and panoramic spa areas can also be found. Furthermore, the deck can house different kinds of locked containers, extra tenders or off-road vehicles.
As to her technical characteristics, this 105-metre vessel with a beam of 17,5 metres and a draft of 4,3 metres under full load features interior volume of 5,000 GT. Esquel is equipped with advanced diesel- electric engines, enabling her operate autonomously through the world’s waters. The yacht with reinforced hull can boost a cruising range of 7,000 nautical miles at 13 knots and reaches her highest speed at 16,5 knots.
#4. 100m Exploris
The 100m-explorer vessel with its Ulstein Group style ‘X-BOW’ is a robust looking yacht that will take her owner and guests anywhere in the world with confidence. Behind the masculine exterior that includes an Ice Class hull, is a high volume superyacht equipped with all the technology and hardware you would expect of a true explorer.
As a Lloyds PYC classified vessel, Exploris provides plenty of accommodation and her twin Azipod propulsion system will achieve a range of 7,000nm. When combined with a forward retractable thruster and twin bow thrusters, Exploris has superior manoeuvrability and full dynamic positioning capabilities.
The Italian yard, specializing in high caliber, “eco-friendly” superyachts, teamed up with the Milan-based design studio, to deliver a 67-meter steel and aluminum build with a beam of 11.6 meters named Explorer.
With her chunky hull and classic bow, the project resembles a workboat or a research vessel both visually and from the technical standpoint.
The yacht features a far forward construction, leaving room for gear in the aft part of the boat. For safety purposes, deck hardware goes beneath the deck surface, occupied by a vast beach club with sunbeds and sofas. However, if necessary, this whole area can be turned into a provisional helicopter pad. The beach club has a foldable full-beam swimming platform attached to it, which allows doing without a conventional staircase.
The boat boasts an elevator to provide convenient access to her four decks, an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, gym and two wing stations, or foldout balconies, overlooking the water.
The project offers a choice between a six-cabin or a seven-cabin interior layout by Hot Lab designer Enrico Lumini. Both of them will provide accommodation for 15 crewmembers and the captain. The master suite on the upper deck includes an owner’s cabin, two bathrooms, and a private study. All living areas are flooded with natural light coming through panoramic windows.
Complying with ABS standards, the 67m Explorer will have Caterpillar power and a station-keeping system. She should also see a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a speed of 12 knots.
Avante V is a 36.64m luxury motor yacht built by Feadship and delivered in 1974 and last refitted in 2018. She has been recently sold, with Michael Rafferty representing the buyer and IYC's Bob O'Brien representing the seller. Avante V was custom designed by H.W. De Voogt.The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, including a master suite, 1 double cabin, and 2 twin cabins. She also accommodates up to 8 crew to ensure a luxury yacht experience for the guests.The main salon offers relaxation in a lounge area with two sofas, a cocktail table, and a full entertainment system with built-in color tv.The large lower deck owner's suite features a king-size walk-around bed, a bath, two chairs with a table, two wardrobe closets, a convertible sofa, a vanity with matching stool, two night stands, ample drawers for storage and four large portholes.There is also a wine rack storage for up to 65 bottles on the lower deck.The Dining Room is in the forward part of the main salon. It features a classic table with a double column teak base. There is a buffet cabinet that has china and silver on the port side. The Captain's Cabin is located directly aft of the wheelhouse and features a double berth, large built-in desk with five-drawers and a cabinet, a double wardrobe locker, dresser, two large windows, and a big bathroom.Aft of the Captain's Cabin, outside is the sundeck: fully laid teak deck with a comfortable seating area aft.There are many good possibilities for having nice conversations with breathtaking views of the sea in this place.The top of the boat speed is 14.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 2450.0nm at 10.0kn with power coming from two 610.0hp Caterpillar D346-TA diesel engines.
June 5, 2020
Amatasia is a 85m luxury motor yacht, built by Lurssen and delivered in 2017. She has a young and sporty profile.Igor Makarov, russian billionaire and ex owner of the boat, invented the name Areti as his company’s name Itera spelled backwards. Until 2015 he owned three yachts named Areti, Areti I and Areti II. Later he sold his natural gas company Itera for US$ 2.9 billion. In 2018 his yacht Areti was listed for sale, asking €175 million. She was sold in 2019 and renamed Amatasia.British studio Winch Design made both: the stylish and modern exterior with smooth lines and traditional bright interior styling. With a broad beam of almost 15 meters, she has a very spacious layout, which has been designed for use by family and friends. The design is in line with the Passenger Yacht Code, with a precise and perfectly balanced signature.The Amatasia features accommodation to 18 guests in 9 spacious cabins, including owners’ deck, below the brigde deck, harbors the owners’ suite and two double VIP cabins, two more guest staterooms on the main deck, and another four on the lower deck. Also she accommodates up to 28 crew members.“With the well-executed trompe l’oeil effect, your eye tells you it is real timber,” says Matthew Wilkinson, project manager at Winch Design. The luxury superyacht is made of steel and aluminum. But the wood in her central stairwell is a veneer over aluminum. “Certain areas aboard governed by these regulations have to be flame retardant and have to allow for watertight compartments and escape routes, both in the guest accommodations and in the engine room,” says Dietrich Kirchner, project manager at Lürssen.The bridge deck features a gym and a hot tub is just through double glass doors. Forward are the captain’s cabin, there are ship’s office and the bridge. The central lobby has an elevator that services all desks.There is a sky lounge on the upper deck. The master suite features a private spa pool, sun bed and breakfast table. Amatasia also has a helipad in the bow, which can be used for sun lounging.Spa and beach club featuring a pool and plunge pool, sauna and steam room, treatment room and beauty salon.Her top speed is 17.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 6000.0nm at with power coming from two MTU engines.
June 4, 2020
Jubilee is a 110m luxury yacht, built by Oceanco, which specializes in building custom superyachts from aluminum and steel and delivered in 2017. She is definitely one of a kind.Not only her size makes her that special, but it’s more even about the way she looks and feels. Jubilee combines fast lines and smart surfaces with elegant proportions. The whole look of her is very modern and, at some point, is futuristic. “The hull shape is deliberately minimalistic to contrast with the superstructure,” says Igor Lobanov of Lobanov Design, which created Jubilee’s exterior. “At the same time, a massive white funnel pins the entire layers down to the white hull, leaving a feeling that the white structure goes inside through the decks.”After Jubilee was launched in 2017, she achieved two milestones: being the largest yacht built at Oceanco and the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. Her owner from a Middle Eastern royal family invited Sorgiovanni Designs to work with the shipyard on the interior.From overhead, the superyacht looks like a contour map of an island, with each deck appearing at different heights above sea level.“The 3-D modeling was quite a challenging task, which pleased my mathematical part of the brain,” Lobanov says. “Each of the layers meets and splits under certain rules, which can be noticed from different angles.”No wonder, Jubilee has achieved numerous awards, including being Yachts International’s editors’ pick as the best exterior styling in 2017.The motor yacht can accommodate 31 guests in 16 cabins with 39 crew members. Four VIP cabins are found on the bridge deck, while there are a further 10 guest suites on the main deck. Her huge main saloon is about 135 square metre space focused around a large television at one end and big and cozy lounge chair at the another.Jubilee also features the tremendous pool deck with a built-in aquarium. Just below is a beach club, hammam, gym, and access to the water via a fold-down transom.Uniquely designed stairs and an elevator connect all five decks.Her top speed is 18.5kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 5000.0nm at with power coming from two 4828.0hp MTU diesel engines.
June 4, 2020
Built by famous Lurrsen and delivered in 2003, at that time Octopus was the world's largest yacht. Her impressive exterior is designed by Espen Øino and the posh interior is made by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, many of which are suites. Her crew of 63 people takes place in 30 cabins.The superyacht, which length is 126m, is equipped with highly sophisticated technology.One of her key features is an integrated dock for both the principal 20m guest tender and two submarines no, one of which is remotely controlled for reaching greater depths.She features two helipads and a hangar aft.There is a heated water swimming pool with a retractable glass floor that raises to deck level.The bridge deck has everything for spending a nice time: a bar, spa pool, and pizza oven.Octopus also houses a professional music studio and a grandiose cinema, created by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.
June 4, 2020
The motor yacht Inevitable which measures almost 30m has been sold by Northrop and Johnson's Whit Kirtland. The 29.57m motor yacht Inevitable has been sold, with Northrop and Johnson’s Whit Kirtland representing the seller in the deal.It’s inevitable to fall in love with this luxury motor yacht Inevitable. She features a classic and stylish Hargrave design.Inevitable was built by US shipyard Hargrave Custom Yachts in 2003 and generously upgraded in 2012, 2016, and 2018. Now the boat is in like-new condition. She features an exterior design by Jack Hargrave and her interiors were completed in-house.She is offering accommodation up to 9 guests taken care of by a crew of 4. Her master cabin features a walk around king-size bed, long couch, and en-suite master bath. The aft deck has everything for quality time in the open air with built-in upholstered seating, a fridge, a table, and a weatherproof 32-inch Samsung television screen. Upon the flybridge, there is further al fresco dining and lounging with hard top cover.Inevitable provides big toy storage. Guests can enjoy water skis, a slalom water ski, two kayaks, fishing gear, two jet-ski, tube, wakeboard, two standup paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and rendezvous diving.She cruises at 16 knots and reaches a top speed of 20.0 kn.Inevitable was asking $1,770,000.
June 3, 2020