Skat - Ron Raffety
Skat is a 70.7m luxury motor yacht built by Lurssen in 2002. With a beam of 13.5m and a draft of 3.75m, she has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Skat is powered by engines of 2680 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 17 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins with an interior design by Marco Zanini and an exterior design by Espen Oeino.
Savannah - Superyacht Styles
Launched in January 2015, Savannah was built by Feadship to a design by CG Design, in collaboration with Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects. The 83m yacht hosts a nine-metre swimming pool, an "underwater lounge" at port side, where guests can watch fish swim past, and a cinema. Moreover, Savannah boasts an exceptionally high-end tender bay finished in teak with a hatch that doubles as a mooring platform. As for the accommodation, she can sleep up to 12 guests in 6 cabins as well as a crew of 26.
Faith - Julien Hubert
Faith saw the light of day on Wednesday 23 November, which is when the superyacht left the construction hall at Feadship facility in Makkum. She measures 96.55m/ 316.8ft and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Redman Whiteley Dixon was responsible for the exterior design, Chahan Interior for the interior and De Voogt Naval Architects for the naval architecture.
Cloud 9 - Raphael Belly
With an exterior by Zuccon and an interior by Winch Design, CRN Cloud 9 is able to accommodate up to 16 guests (12 when chartering) in a master suite, a VIP suite and 6 guest cabins catered to by a crew of 22. Focused on a free interior-exterior flow, Cloud 9 boasts over 1,000 square meters of liveable space. Amongst the yacht's key amenities are a private deck, complete with an intimate lounging area, forward of the master cabin, an extensive beach club with an extended platform. From a technical standpoint, the yacht is featured by twin Caterpillar 3516C engines of 2,680 hp each, giving Cloud 9 a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Ulysses - Superyachts Gibraltar
Ulysses is the first private superyacht build undertaken by Kleven. H2 Yacht Design styled her interior, whilst Marin Teknikk has been working on the final outfit. The vessel is able to accommodate 60 guests over her seven decks. Among Ulysses' highlights are a helicopter landing pad, helicopter garage and a swimming pool. The superyacht also boasts a large 21m tender on the foredeck which is propelled by 4 water jets driven by quad engines. It is also served by two cranes fitted especially for this purpose.
The 24th edition of Benetti Yachtmaster wrapped up in Budapest, offering a comprehensive exploration of the luxury yachting lifestyle and emphasizing the pivotal role of captains in forging enduring connections between owners and shipyards.The event, which ran from the 21st to the 23rd of February, welcomed over 300 industry professionals from around the globe, including captains, owner representatives, surveyors, stewardesses, and other stakeholders.In today's yacht market, the purchase of a yacht symbolizes the epitome of a lifestyle. The concept of onboard living has evolved to prioritize open, informal, and nature-integrated spaces, exemplified by Benetti's new Voyager yachts featuring expansive decks and panoramic views.At the heart of the Benetti Yachtmaster was a focus on the essential role of captains and crew in shaping the onboard experience. The program, introduced by Azimut|Benetti Group CEO Marco Valle, underscored the significance of their expertise in crafting the yachts of tomorrow.Throughout the event, discussions delved into evolving concepts of luxury and lifestyle, highlighting the need for personalized onboard experiences that seamlessly blend with nature. The captain's insight plays a crucial role in understanding owners' expectations and shaping yacht design accordingly.The agenda also addressed environmental sustainability, with Benetti showcasing cutting-edge technologies aimed at reducing the yachting industry's ecological footprint. From energy management systems to alternative biofuels, the focus was on enhancing onboard sustainability without compromising luxury.The second day featured training sessions and networking opportunities, including a workshop on leadership culture conducted by LH (Luxury Hospitality) company. The day culminated in a picturesque "Moonlight Wonders" Gala dinner cruise along the Bel Danube, offering guests a breathtaking view of Budapest at night.The success of the Benetti Yachtmaster owes much to its partners and sponsors, whose contributions were integral to the event's realization. The event's achievements have prompted plans for a repeat in Key West on the 28th and 29th of February, highlighting its growing influence on a global scale.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 aluminum 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
February 28, 2024
Ferretti Group presents Riva 82’ Diva at the Dubai International Boat Show, which started today and will be held till March 3. Riva 82’ Diva is the new star of Riva’s flybridge range and joins four hugely successful models: Riva 90’ Argo, Riva 102’ Corsaro Super, Riva 110’ Dolcevita and Riva 130’ Bellissima. Bewitchingly beautiful and innovative, Riva 82’ Diva revolutionizes the onboard spaces, achieving a perfect equilibrium of functionality, comfort and design. The new concept puts the emphasis on outdoor liveability and offers a new take on the interiors. The flybridge was developed to accommodate three separate spaces: a central lounge complete with dinette and bar, a sunbathing area forward, and a lounge area. Aft on the main deck, there is a spacious, innovative beach club of unprecedented size for the category and with a generous sun pad.This vessel with the flybridge with endless outdoor spacebuilt at Riva’s La Spezia shipyard will be joined by two more spectacular boats: Ferretti Yachts 780 and Pershing 8X.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credit: Ferretti Group
February 28, 2024
The Italian Sea Group has announced the keel laying of the new mega yacht, Admiral 88 meters Project Spyder, in collaboration with the international architects Espen Oeino International and FM Architettura.“This mega yacht represents a further milestone confirming the strong synergy created with prestigious partners such as Espen Oeino International and FM Architettura,” commented Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group. “The keel laying ceremony is a special moment in the construction of a yacht, especially for a project of this size and with these futuristic characteristics, both aesthetically and engineering-wise. Now that we are at the beginning of the development phase, we are all extremely eager to see this yacht take shape.”The mega yacht with modern and elegant lines is spread over five decks for a length of 88 meters and 13.8 meters in width and will have a swimming pool on the main deck measuring 10.3m x 3.5m including 3 skylights above the 100 sq. m beach club. The yacht can accommodate 18 guests across nine cabins, including a full-beam master suite. Project Spyder will also have a convertible pickleball court at the bow that can turn into a basketball court and a helipad if needed, two tenders of 8.5m and 10m together with a generous selection of water toys are housed inside the garage, a wellness area with a gym and hot tub at the sundeck. “We are delighted to collaborate with the Italian Sea Group and FM Architettura on this very ambitious project and look forward to witnessing the great progress on the construction of the yacht,” states the design and architecture studio Espen Oeino International.The delivery of the new mega yacht Admiral 88 meters is scheduled for 2027.The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters. Credits: The Italian Sea Group
February 28, 2024
Southern Wind has introduced the newest addition of the successful SW96 family: Liberty, which became the fifth unit of the series. The yacht was launched in Cape Town. Designed by the respected teams of Farr Yacht Design and Nauta Design, the SW96#05 is a further evolution of the successful SW96 series with an additional emphasis on racing.The yacht’s hull and deck are built in sandwich with a foam core and infused carbon skins for lighter weight. Her lightship displacement of 62 tonnes and a tall rig, grant excellent speed in light air. To enhance her performance soul, the yacht has a Hall Spars high-modulus carbon mast and carbon boom as well as EC6+ carbon rigging with double backstay pre-configured to accommodate both pinhead and square top mainsail.SW96#05’s hull has full water lines with straight end diagonals, a wide, low transom and full forward sections. These, together with a fixed bowsprit, a lifting keel (3.4-5.5m) and twin rudder configuration, make her easy to sail and control in a wide range of conditions.Liberty has a raised saloon layout, where a sleek coachroof with panoramic windows floods the interior with light. Additional views and light come through the largest hull portlights in the series. Her deck is the first of the series to feature the latest Southern Wind “Twin Fold” transom.The yacht features a three-guest cabin layout with a wide TV area forward of the saloon and a larger owner’s suite with ample closet space forward. SW96#05 Liberty will now undertake extensive sea trials in the waters of Cape Town before heading to the Mediterranean for her first Summer season. Southern Wind is a boutique bluewater sailing yacht shipyard founded in Cape Town in 1991. Since its foundation, SWS has specialized in the production of semi-custom high-performance superyachts.Credits: Southern Wind
February 27, 2024
An auction organized by Ferretti Group, in support of David Beckham’s 7 Fund for UNICEF, has ended, with the proceeds of the special-edition yacht going towards UNICEF’s work in El Salvador, creating safe spaces for children to learn and play. The Ferretti Group auctioned a Riva Anniversario boat to raise funds, which will go towards protecting children, particularly those living in El Salvador whose lives are often threatened by violence. Riva Anniversario is the special limited-edition boat created by Riva to celebrate the shipyard's 180th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the iconic Aquarama. Only 18 examples were produced, one of which was destined to support the work of 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund. In 2023, the 7 Fund delivered sports, cultural, and artistic activities to over five thousand children and adolescents in El Salvador. These activities aimed to foster inclusion, eliminate gender stereotypes, and strengthen community bonds, all while addressing the problems that the country faces concerning violence against children. To date, more than 36,000 children in El Salvador have benefited from this programme. “Providing children with safe spaces to learn and play is key to ensuring their enrollment in education and providing them with opportunities to develop their full potential. This is why we are grateful to Ferretti Group for the donation made to UNICEF through the 7 Fund,” said UNICEF Private Fundraising and Partnerships Director Carla Haddad Mardini. “I would like to thank UNICEF for the chance to contribute through our boat to such a noble and deserving cause as the one supported by ‘7 Fund for UNICEF’. It is an honor to have actively participated in this project that offers hope and opportunity to thousands of children and their families,” said Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO.7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund was launched in February 2015 to mark David Beckham’s tenth year as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The Fund is a unique partnership between David Beckham and UNICEF that is helping to give vulnerable and disadvantaged children the opportunity to reach their full potential. The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credit: Ferretti Group
February 27, 2024