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.
Last year M/Y A, which is reportedly for sale at $300 million, has been spotted in such cities as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Kiel, Bordeaux, off the Reykjavik coast in Iceland and cruising in the French Riviera. Now the most talked-about yacht on the seas has been seen in Monaco.M/Y A was built by Blohm+Voss in 2008. Designed by Philippe Starck, she is capable of accommodating 14 guests in 7 luxurious cabins, as well as a crew of 42. With a meticulous attention to detail, A's interior uses wood furniture with natural light to create a unique style. Amongst her many impressive features are the 3 spa pools, complete with current-generating technology, positioned on various decks for the guests' entertainment.One of the yacht's highlights is perhaps the glass roof under one of the spa pools that allows a mixture of natural light with water. Performance wise she is powered by twin MAN engines of 6,035hp each and is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.Andrey Melnichenko, one of the Russian billionaires shaping the yachting industry nowadays, reportedly spent around $380 million on the vessel. His second yacht, the 142.8m Nobiskrug S/Y A, has been recently delivered to the owner.Photos by Raphael Belly
April 21, 2017
Hull 1015, the 38.7m sportsfisher in build at New Zealand yard Yachting Developments, is now entering its final stages of construction. On 8 April 2017 the yacht’s impressive superstructure left its construction bay before being returned to the shed to be joined to the hull and for completion work. The motor yacht, being built for a passionate fisherman and experienced yacht owner, is on a scale never seen before in sportsfishers and will be the largest all-carbon sportsfisher in the world on her delivery. Delivery for Hull 1015 is set for the third quarter of 2017. Naval architecture and exterior design is by Michael Peters Yacht Design, with interior styling by the owners and the yard team. Interior work is being produced by Yachting Developments’ specialist in-house interior team, with structural engineering and design also by Yachting Developments.It is always gratifying to see a project start coming together in its finished form and this transformational stage of the build of Hull 1015 is a tangible reminder of what a unique and exciting project this is. We are looking forward to her launch later this yearIan Cook, Managing Director of Yachting Developments
April 21, 2017
The Dutch shipyard has launched the brand new Amels 180 named Lili. The Limited Editions yacht is nearing her on-time and on-budget delivery at Amels yard in the Netherlands. Imperial acted as broker for the sale, Owner’s Representative and Construction Supervisor.Despite the fast delivery just over 12 months after her sale in May 2016, Lili is a highly customized Limited Editions yacht with Tim Heywood exterior styling and custom extended sun deck. The colour scheme of Castle Tan and Jet Black create an elegant look that complements the interiors created by the Owner’s choice of interior designer Laura Sessa.The AMELS 180 has proven highly popular on the superyacht market and LILI will add to that with her many unique customisations and beautiful colour scheme. She is an exceptionally high quality yacht that will no doubt create many happy memories for her Owners and guests. Once again, working with IMPERIAL has been very smooth and productive and that shows in the end resultRose Damen, Amels Commercial DirectorJulia Stewart, Imperial Director, says: She is another striking project jointly made with an experienced team and very talented people, confirming our strong and durable links with AMELS over the last eight years. With LILI, IMPERIAL delivers a new superyacht option for high-end luxury journeys at sea with versatile accommodation, Dutch quality and superior level of equipment. We would like to thank all the teams involved in this project, who realized a challenging project with precise deadlinesThe superyacht's sun deck has been extended by 3 metres to 28 metres in length in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood – creating an outdoor luxury space of almost 175 square metres. It also hosts 4-metre sun deck pool with counter current jets for swimming. As for the main deck, it features a large VIP Suite with a private folding balcony.The largest Amels superyacht to date is Here Comes The Sun, which emerged at its facility in Vlissingen at the end of June 2016. Since then she completed her sea trials and left the Netherlands for international waters in January 2017.
April 21, 2017
Dutch design company Vripack has unveiled details about explorer yacht Rock, currently under construction at Evadne Yachts. Although she is 24 meters, the yacht has 170 m² interior space with 140 m² exterior area. She is able to service 8 guests at the same time and the owner cabin arranged into main deck with panoramic view windows. Thanks to Vripack's super displacement hull, she is a seaworthy vessel for open sea cruising. Rock is also a green boat with Mastervolt lithium ion batteries. With this system she doesn't need to run generators during nights. All night long, air condition and stabilizer systems also able to work with lithium ion batteries. She is also an assertive yacht to being safest pleasure craft under 24 m. Sprinkler system is responsible of interior fire safety and FM200 is protecting whole engine space. Central bilge and fire fighting systems are her other advantages.She is an innovative yacht with using latest technology. All systems onboard are able to controlled by wireless alarm monitoring system. Humphree's innovative fin stabilizers and interceptors are helping her to being more stabile during underway and anchor.
April 21, 2017
CCN has launched 50m aluminium yacht Elsea today. This project has been penciled by design firm Studio Bacigalupo, while the interiors are by Studio Vafiadis, with Imperial acting as Owner’s Representative, Construction Supervisor and Manager during the build and after the delivery.Elsea, which features an aluminum semi-planning hull, can ensure a maximum speed of 27 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots thanks to 3x MTU engines 16V2000M94. The layout reserves large areas for conviviality, both on the main deck - where the living and dining areas, as well as the full-beam master cabin, can be found- and on the upper deck, which is entirely devoted to life in the open air.The interiors are intended to be a tribute to the fine “deco” design developed with a key of modernity. Onboard we find five comfortable cabins, plus very spacious owner’s: a “one of a kind” private apartment in terms of richness and attention to the detail, as well as 2 different salons. The first on the main deck is more formal and has also a very spacious dining table for twelve people. The other one on the upper deck, that can be also used as a cinema, has a very warm and cozy touch.Elsea has a very fresh and outdoor oriented soul, giving an informal allure to the boat. The style of this area is very Mediterranean, taking inspiration from the French Riviera, like for example the external salons or the beach club, with a bar and a day toilet, plus an audio system with loud speakers. Just right out of the upper salon one can find an external area that serves as a party lounge with a central custom jacuzzi decorated with mosaics inside. Around the pool is a collection of sun beds and comfortable seating areas.Great attention is also paid to light that underlines the shapes of the furniture pieces, most of them customized, both with spot light, and also with LED stripes that enriches the interiors.Italian shipyard Cerri Cantiere Navali are currently working on its new K Series explorer yacht, 41 metre Kanga. Floating Life, who are managing the project, announced the sale of the yacht in 2015 and the build started in January 2016.
April 20, 2017