1. Two rescued from sinking yacht in Australia

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received an emergency call from 37m yacht, Masteka 2 at 5am three days ago. According to the Maritime Herald, the vessel started getting water ingress and lost steering gear near New South Wales, Australia. Six people were on board at the time of the incident. The cruise ship Carnival Spirit, which was en route to New Caledonia, responded after the alert came in. The passenger vessel evacuated two crew members from Masteka 2 using their fast rescue boat. Engineers from the cruise ship assisted the rest of the crew in the salvage operation and stopped the water intake. The yacht was stabilized and under control, waiting for local authorities to dispatch a tug to tow it to the nearest harbor. 

The latest edition of the Monaco Yacht Show came to a close 6 days ago after 4 action-packed days for the Principality, writing the 26th chapter of a story full of ups and downs. The Monaco Yacht Show was initially created by Maurice Cohen, head of Media Plus and creator of several other shows. The French entrepreneur however later sold the rights to the show in 1994 to IIR, a show management company that, at the time, owned a competing event, the Superyacht de Nice which has since slipped into oblivion. By 2002, the show boasted 65 yachts, half of the number of yachts in Port Hercules this year, with the 62-meter Lady Lola as a headliner. 300 onshore exhibitors had already taken up booths by this 12th edition and spanned over an area of 4,500 square meters, attracting near 15,000 visitors.

Silver Arrows Marine and Finnish shipyard Baltic Yachts are delighted to confirm their partnership for the series production of the new Arrow460-Granturismo Edition1. Baltic Yachts will shortly start production of the Arrow460-Granturismo Edition1, designed in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Style. The agreement lays the foundation for a new approach to the construction of motor yachts in the 14m size range. As with the yacht’s Granturismo-inspired design, its manufacture and assembly reflect best-practice processes commonplace in the motor industry.

The Daily Mail has shared the pictures of 142m S/Y A on her sea trials. The vessel, owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, was built at Nobiskrug in Kiel. At the end of August Mr Melnichenko came to the German shipyard and the two A has finally met. With masts taller than Big Ben, she is worth an estimated $450million. During the sea trials, S/Y A has built up a speed of 20 knots despite of the fact that her three sails have not yet been revealed.

During the Monaco Yacht Show 2016 French shipyard Ocea has introduced the Oceanemo 55 - the latest addition to the Oceanemo series - the range of Sport Utility Yachts designed by Fulvio De Simoni. After the success of the 33m and 44m models, the design phase of the largest sport utility Yacht in the range has come to its conclusion, and Monte Carlo saw the debut of the yacht.

92-meter Aquarius (Project Touchdown) was launched by Feadship one month ago. Since then the Dutch shipyard has released official images of its new yacht and our colleagues from Dutch Yachting has taken pictures of Steve Wynn's newest flagship with her mast installed. Now we've been informed that Aquarius left Feadship’s shipyard in Aalsmeer yesterday's afternoon and was in Alphen a/d Rijn for a stopover. The transport to Gouda continued this morning. 

During the Monaco Yacht Show Turquoise Yachts has announced that 74m Project Barracuda is currently under construction at the Turkish shipyard. She has been developed on the proven platform used by Turquoise Yachts on both Vicky and Talisman C. Project Barracuda features exterior style by H2 Yacht Design and interior design by Ken Freivokh.

UK based design studio Bannenberg & Rowell has unveiled 90m Muse, its latest superyacht concept for Nobiskrug. She is capable of accommodating 16 guests in 7 cabins and an owner's suite. The concept's alluring amenities include flush-fit pool with glass panels, that can be covered by a retractable sunshade, 9m beach club with a concealed bar, which can be converted into an enclosed spa and tender storage allowing the owner to store a wide array of water toys. 

Italy-based shipyard, Rossinavi has introduced a new 48-meter explorer yacht, Project Argo. Designed by Ken Freivokh, the superyacht can be both a mothership or a support yacht, all under 500GT. Suited for the current explorer trend, Project Argo will be able to explore both arctic areas and rivers deep inside the Amazon with a range of near 5,000 nautical miles. Argo will be built entirely out of aluminium and should manage to obtain the "D" Ice Class.

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88m Feadship Zen at the Sea Trial
Feadship has shared new images of the latest 88.38m Zen (Project 816) in the sea trial on the shipyard’s Facebook page. “One foggy morning on the North Sea... The 88.38-metre Feadship Zen moves peacefully through the water; a beautiful sight even on such a bleak day!” says the shipyard. Zen was launched in December 2020 and is going through its test in the North Sea. Her exterior was designed by Feadship’s very own Studio De Voogt. The five-deck yacht has a large swimming pool at the aft and a jacuzzi on the sun deck. Her interior was made by Nauta Design and FM Architettura. Zen has accommodations for sixteen guests, including the owners, who will be served by twenty-five crew members.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of the Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders, delivering superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: courtesy of Feadship/Facebook
Video: Overmarine’s 39m Mangusta Oceano 39
Italian shipbuilder Overmarine has shared the video of the new Mangusta Oceano 39. This 39m yacht has three decks, a lot of glass on the superstructure, an infinity pool at the aft and another one at the sundeck. Alberto Mancini stands behind the ‘minal, warm and cosy’ interior design, but they can be customized according to the owner’s wishes. A seaside glass villa, as the shipyards noted, the new fast displacement model of the Mangusta Oceano 39 can reach 21 knots and the displacement version can reach 16 knots. Overmarine Group was founded in 1985 by the Balducci family. The shipyard builds open and displacement power superyachts under the Mangusta and Mangusta Oceanco brand names.Credits: Overmarine
36m Isabella Sold
Northrop & Johnson has announced the sale of the 35.97m Westport motor yacht Isabella by Yacht Brokers Joe Foggia and Paul Daubner, acting on behalf of the seller. The yacht was launched by her renowned American builder in 1999. After a 2017 refit, the yacht presented beautifully. She boasts impressive interior space and a well-thought-out on-deck layout providing abundant spaces for her new owners and guests to relax and socialize.Isabella’s interior was designed by Pacific Custom Interiors, which created a welcoming and elegant main salon outfitted with bespoke furnishings and seating, a full bar and an entertainment center – all of which was built using the highest quality materials by expert craftsmen. The yacht’s formal dining table is located forward of the main salon. Large windows provide abundant natural light and incredible views.She can accommodate ten guests in five staterooms. The yacht’s master cabin is located on the main deck. It is outfitted with a king bed and an impressive ensuite bathroom with a tub and shower. Four additional staterooms are located below deck, each with an ensuite bathroom. The yacht carries a crew of four in two ensuite crew cabins.The exterior decks of Isabella are stylish and were designed by Anderson Yacht Design. The yacht has a large aft deck and foredeck sunpads. Her flybridge is outfitted with a wet bar, barbecue, jacuzzi and lots of space to unwind.Credits: Northrop & Johnson
Alva Yachts Builds up a Global Dealer Network
The German based manufacturer of electric yachts and floating solutions Alva Yachts has signed contracts with environmentally conscious yachting dealers from across the world. Alva Yachts has seen strong interest from dealer partners in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. However North America is particularly strong. This is driven by incredibly strong consumer demand for luxury solar-powered catamarans.Alva Yachts dealer networkMathias May, Alva Yachts co-founder and managing director“We are very proud to announce our global network and look forward to further growth as a company with newly gained partners all over the world”, says Mathias May, Alva Yachts co-founder and managing director.Dennis de Roos, Alva Yacht’s Interim Commercial DirectorDennis de Roos (Alva Yacht’s Interim Commercial Director) says: “The main focus is on the growth of the Company and network expansion, with the implementation of a strong dealer structure around the world. To support this mission, the Alva management has established very important partnerships with distributors and dealers in the key yachting areas of the world, where electric and emission-free sea travel has become a key requirement.”Alva Yachts OE60Alva Yachts was founded in Germany in early 2020 by Mathias May and Holger Henn. It was built on the former PICA yachts, which launched more than 40 boats. May brings with him many years’ experience in boatbuilding, and is managing director of a new company based in Bad Pyrmont, Germany. Henn, on the other hand, is a celebrated yacht designer with numerous award-winning designs from 26ft to 82ft under his belt. He has taken on the role of CEO of Alva Yachts.Credits: Alva Yachts
Explorer Arctic Owl: Fast and Light
Steven Kozloff has announced the new explorer project Arctic Owl in his Goliath Series. The 61m Arctic Owl is fast, light, has a shallow draft and features a helicopter hangar.The U-Boat Worx NEMO submarine can be accommodated in the garage. The submarine’s easy launch and recovery system is Kozloff’s most recent invention. She also has a separate dedicated garage for the tenders, both port and starboard, resulting in an effortless launch and recovery system. Arctic Owl has two aft cranes to load and off-load research equipment.The Arctic Owl can accommodate up to ten guests and six crew members. She features two master cabins with panoramic views, forward and aft, and has four additional rooms that can accommodate two guests each.There is a generously sized spa, swimming pool, and lounging area at the bow. The Arctic Owl cruises at 16 knots for 6,000 nautical miles. Credits: Steven Kozloff