1. 160m berth sold in Barcelona
Barcelona superyacht marina, OneOcean Port Vell just announced the sale of a 160m berth on the marina's Spanish Quay, one of the largest berths available anywhere for superyachts. The sales is structured as a long term lease until 2036. The announcement of the sale coincided with the arrival of 156-meter Dilbar, the largest yacht in the world by gross tonnage, to Barcelona. A regular visitor to the marina since the megayacht's delivery in 2016 to Russian billionaire, Alisher Usmanov, Dilbar is statistically the only yacht that could use a berth of this size to its full capacity.
142.8-meter S/Y A, the largest private sailing yacht in the world, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, left Nobiskrug on February 5th. On her way to Spain, where she will undergo further sea trials as the internal fit-out continues, the yacht stopped at the Port of Gibraltar. S/Y A is scheduled to be handed over to her owner in late Spring 2017.
Last week spotted arriving to Gibraltar, Lurssen megayacht Dilbar has now been seen in Barcelona, Spain. She became Alisher Usmanov's, one of the Russian billionaires shaping the yachting industry, third yacht. With a beam of 23 meters and a deep draft of 6 meters, the yacht's exterior was designed by Espen Oeino. Cabling used on board stretches over 1,100km with guests and owner's spaces totaling a combined 3,800 square meters of living space.
Monaco-based artist George Lucian has introduced his latest design - 140m Superyacht Airship Carrier Concept Dare to Dream. The concept would target a visionary owner who would be equally passionate about yachting and flying, and who would like to be able to explore new places by enjoying the calmness and elegancy of an airship, or just have dinner above the bay of Monaco, or even spend a couple of days flying above the Mediterranean waters, before finally returning, to dock the airship on his superyacht.
Dutch shipyard Oceanco has launched Project Jubilee (Y714) on February 6. Measuring 110 metres, she is the largest vessel ever built in the Netherlands. Featuring six decks, the superyacht has 16.4m/54ft beam and just over 4,500 Gross Tons. Igor Lobanov has created a unique & architecturally challenging design which creates a visual effect of multi-level decks. She offers a fully certified helicopter operating deck forward with a concealed mooring deck below. Viewed from above, her curvaceous lines lead aft to a large pool deck with built in aquarium and substantial beach club below.
The technical launch of Oceanco’s Y718, also known as Project Bravo, took place at Zwijnenburg Shipbuilding in Capelle aan den IJssel yesterday. The 105m hull hit the water at 7PM. After Oceanco’s recent launched Y714, the 4,000 GT Project Bravo will be the second yacht built in the Dutch shipyard’s new drydock, due to be launched in Summer 2018.
Oceanco's Project Solar, the 105-meter headed for the title of the largest sailing yacht in the world upon her delivery, has embarked on sea trials on January 28th. Launched in September 2016, Project Solar, also known as hull Y712, was designed by Nuvolari Lenard with naval architecture by Dykstra who had previously worked on the 88-meter Maltese Falcon.
On Saturday, the 18th of February, 49.9m superyacht has been launched at the Rossinavi facility in Pisa. 300 guests were present at the ceremony, turned around the speeches of the owner family thanking the shipyard and the team involved in the boat construction.Christened Endeavour II, the yacht features exterior design by Enrico Gobbi - Team For Design, interior style by Achille Salvagni with the naval architecture by Arrabito Naval Architects. This all-aluminium displacement yacht comprises a total volume of less than 500GT and can sleep up to 10 guests, as well as a crew of 9. Performance wise she is powered by 2 x CGT/Caterpillar C32 Acert engines providing the yacht a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Rossinavi has recently sold 70m motor yacht project King Shark and is currently building 63-meter Project Vector for JR Ridinger.
February 26, 2017
Italian shipyard Mondomarine has presented its latest superyacht concept in collaboration with an Italian expert on motorsailers and long range cruiser yachts Massimo Franchini.Named SM45 Project Amerigo, the yacht measures 45m and comprises three decks. The concept represents a hybrid motorsailer and features the design by Massimo Franchini and Michele Ansaloni. Mondomarine has taken on the challenge of offering a true hybrid: an “All-Sea Yacht” able to cruise without limits with maximum autonomy and minimal fuel consumption and environmental impact.The Italian shipyard has unveiled its largest superyacht concept in September 2016, which has been designed in collaboration with Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates. 70m Arte's alluring amenities include a vast beach club with fold-out transom and folding side panels and a wheel house on the sun deck covered by a glass shell. Moreover, the yacht features a a sundeck Jacuzzi and a swimming pool, situated in front of the owner's saloon.
February 26, 2017
Tankoa Yachts has launched 50m superyacht Vertige, known as S501, at its facility in Genoa. The project, sold in February 2015 to an experienced French client, is expected to be delivered in April. Francesco Paszkowski was responsible for the concept, exterior design, as well as for the interior design in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. Despite the impressive background and success track records of the entire Tankoa management, we are extremely proud that the client, his surveyor and broker, Daniel Bussani from Aquila Yachting, decided Tankoa was the most suitable shipyard to built his new yacht after investigating a number of European buildersTankoa's CEO, Euro ContentiS501 hull number one is a six cabin yacht including main deck full beam owner's suite and vip suite, 2 vip and 2 guest cabins on the lower deck, gym, home cinema, a 7 meter tender garage among other amenities as well as floor to ceiling windows and hydraulic balconies in the owner's suite and on the aft deck.The superyacht is entirely built in aluminium light alloy 5083. Performance wise S501 M/Y Vertige in its full displacement version is offering a range of 5,000 Nautical Miles at 12 knots and 16 knots top speed. Under 500 GRT mark Vertige offers such alluring amenities as a beach club/gym in the transom, upper deck TV saloon with bar, floor to ceiling windows in the main saloon with cut down bulwarks allowing to enjoy the view, upper outdoor deck with dining table for 16 guests and wrap-around sofa for up to 20 people with a foldable TV screen.In December 2016, Tankoa Yachts has joined forces with Francesco Paszkowski to create what would be its fastest yacht to date. 58m Open concept will reach a maximum speed of 30 knots.
February 22, 2017
Last week 95.2m superyacht Kismet has been seen in Miami. She was built in 2014 by Lurssen and is owned by Shadid Khan, Pakistani-American billionaire and business tycoon, who is also the owner of the Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars. The yacht's interior has been designed by Reymond Langton Design and her exterior styling is by Espen Oeino. Kismet is able to accommodate up to 12 guests in 8 staterooms, including a master suite. She is also capable of carrying up to 28 crew onboard. The superyacht's luxury amenities include a large swimming pool and Jacuzzi area, movie theatre, spa, an outdoor fireplace and winter garden deck space. As for the performance, Kismet is capable of reaching a top speed of 17 knots and cruising at 14 knots. She also features at anchor stabilizers which work at zero speed, increasing onboard comfort at anchor and on rough waters. Kismet is available for charter through Moran Yacht & Ship for a €1.2 million p/w. In December 2016, Kismet has been spotted in Jacksonville, Florida. Marinetraffic.com data shows that now the superyacht is en route to Barcelona.Photos by Ron Raffety
February 22, 2017
Fincantieri and Ferretti Group announced that they have reached a cooperation agreement with the goal of developing commercial and industrial synergies between the two Italian companies. The partnership was announced during the IDEX-NAVDEX in Abu Dhabi, one of the global exhibitions dedicated to the defense and security sector. Both civil and military, international and national sectors will be part of the partnership.The agreement relates to the security and defense sector and to the recreational yachting industry. Fincantieri, the world’s largest shipbuilding group, and Ferretti Group, one of the most recognized yachting companies, share a particularly interconnected market view, especially after the foundation of FSD, Ferretti Group’s division dedicated to security and defense. We are very pleased to work together with Ferretti Group because Fincantieri, even though it is continuing – with great effort - its internationalization path, does not forget its Italian roots and is keen to network into a system with all the Italian companies that believe to be able to grow together and contribute to their international expansion . In fact, we strongly believe that this agreement – and its future activities - will have significant effects on Italy’s economy demonstrating, once again, that the entire “country system” must be the driver for Italy’s future growth Giuseppe Bono, CEO of FincantieriFerretti is a rapidly evolving and growing Group: the collaboration agreement with a global leader such as Fincantieri represents a recognition and confirmation of our strategy both in the recreational yachting industry and in the security and defense sector where Ferretti Group entered with its new division, FSD. We are certain that we will be able to develop important synergies that will bring benefits not only to both organizations, but especially to the customers, which are particularly keen on product innovation, reliability of supply and ever more demanding to receive outstanding service level. Three factors that have become the priority of our strategies and associate us with the vision of Fincantieri’s leadershipAlberto Galassi, Ferretti Group’s CEO
February 22, 2017