The 32nd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show kicked off yesterday for its four-day run. More than $1.2 billion in yachts and boating accessories will be on display during the show. Here is the list of top 9 yachts on display in Palm Beach, created in order of descending length.
Lurssen - Martha Ann 70.2m
70.2m Martha Ann was built for Warren E Halle and is the latest of three yachts commissioned by the American entrepreneur from Lurssen. Refitted in 2014, the yacht is classified by Lloyds and MCA compliant. Her 6 cabin-layout can accommodate 12 guests in a full beam master cabin, a VIP on the upper deck and four double cabins on the lower deck. From a technical standpoint, Martha Ann is powered by twin Caterpillar engines of 2,010 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 13 knots. For maximum comfort, this yacht for sale is fitted with zero speed stabilizers.
Codecasa - Double Down 65m
Designed by the Codecasa team, Double Down features a high-quality stabilization system to ensure maximum stability while cruising or at anchor. Twelve guests are accommodated in 8 staterooms, including a master suite, five double staterooms and three twin cabins. The main deck’s salon is home to a grand piano, accented by rich mahogany and sumptuous furnishings. She accommodates 20 crew members. Her alluring features include a four-deck glass elevator, fully outfitted gym, movie theater, upper deck dining area with bi-fold sliding glass doors allowing 270-degree views, eight-person Jacuzzi, large sun beds and shaded lounging on aft bridge deck.
Trinity Yachts - Skyfall 57.91m
Built in 2010 by Trinity Yachts and featuring an interior by Patrick Knowles, Skyfall is described as “urban contemporary with overtones of Zen.” Her all-aluminum exterior with a shallow draft allows for access to shallow waters that yachts of her size typically cannot reach. Her interior sleeps 17 guests in seven rooms, including a split-level master suite, VIP stateroom and five guest staterooms. In addition, she can carry up to 13 crew. Her alluring amenities include a spacious entertaining areas on all decks, touch-and-go-helipad, splash pool and spa tub on sundeck, split-level master suite with panoramic vistas, gym, basketball hoop, state-of-the-art stabilization system, 42” TV screens and en-suite bathrooms in all cabins, 30’ TBC tender and 18’ Novurania tender and tender garage, beach club.
Feadship - Madsummer 55.5m
Madsummer, built by Feadship in 2005, features accommodation for 10 guests in five spacious staterooms, as well as a crew of 14. Her amenities include open deck areas, Jacuzzi, master suite with study and walk-in wardrobe, two waverunners, two kayaks, water skis and tows, swim platform, flat and plasma screen TVs.
Admiral - Quinta Essentia 55m
The all-aluminum Quinta Essentia can accommodate up to 12 guests over 6 generous staterooms, including a large owner’s suite on the main deck, a VIP cabin with a 180 degree panoramic view on the upper deck, and 4 cabins on the lower deck. The owner and guests will get to enjoy a pool on the main aft deck plus a spa below decks. The spa contains a hammam, a sauna and a massage area. Powered by twin MAN engines, she reaches a maximum speed of 16.5 knots, with an impressive range of over 6,500 nm at a speed of 9.5 knots.
Feadship - Huntress 54.86m
Huntress is a 54.86m luxury motor yacht built by Feadship in 1997. With a beam of 9.58 m , she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by CAT engines of 1270 hp each and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins and an exterior design by Terence Disdale.
Amels - Spirit 54.3m
Spirit is a 54.3m motor yacht built by Amels in 2011. The yacht's interior was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard and her exterior styling is by Tim Heywood Design. With a beam of 9 m and a draft of 3.5 m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by MTU engines of 2100 hp each and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 11 guests in 5 cabins.
Swedeship - Passion 52.7m
Passion accommodates up to 12 guests in six cabins and 14 crew in separate quarters. The master stateroom and primary VIP stateroom have king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. On the lower deck, there are four additional rooms. Passion has a fully outfitted gym featuring a full bath and steam shower.
Feadship - Blu 470 49.68m
Built by Feadship, Blu 470 is a vessel offering six staterooms with a completely new interior. She features refit with design by Adam Voorhees.
The new cruiser-racer 28-metre Nahita, developed for an existing Wally owner who is a keen racing yachtsman from Europe, was successfully launched right on schedule, in the presence of her team and the shipyard workforce. The yacht features the latest hull lines with the distinctive large stern and big interior volumes, resulting into the new generation superyacht, dazzlingly fast and very comfortable, providing the ultimate experience in high performance sailing. “The new Nahita fully reflects the Wally DNA to combine exceptional cruising capabilities and maxi racing performance” describes Luca Bassani, Wally and Wally Class president “Additionally, the deck is ultra-clean with huge living areas.” The new custom superyacht boasts the proven Wally hallmarks and the Judel Vrolijk naval architecture.“The design of the Wally 93 benefits from the experience of Open Season, one of the Wally Class leaders, and of the Maxi72 winners of the last four worlds, all designed by Judel Vrolijk.” continues Bassani, “The new Nahita is very light and powerful with a featherweight 35,5 tons, that is a displacement in the region of the Wally 80 Nahita she replaces, and a sail area/displacement ratio as powerful as that of the Wallycentos”. The weights are centred amidships to minimize the pitching. The lifting keel provides for the draft to extend from 4,5 to 6,2 meters to increase the righting moment in the broad reach and the lift upwind.Nahita's christening ceremony"A Wally is the perfect syntheses between a high performance cruising yacht and a competitive racer " says Rolf Vrolijk of Judel Vrolijk & Co., responsible of the Wally 93 naval architecture “This new design is streamlined for the Wally Class racing circuit, that is the most competitive racing in high performance cruising yachts in the Mediterranean.” “Very powerful upwind with the same draft as the Wallycento, the new Nahita will be able to keep her lane after the start on the first upwind leg. The performance are optimised for the light to medium conditions: the yacht will have the ability to start surfing in even lower true wind speed than the Wallycentos, and easily capable to exceed the true wind speed”, concludes Vrolijk.The Wally 93 introduces a new deck style that camouflages the central social cockpit and the coamings, looking like a full flush with plenty of living areas, unobstructed from any manoeuvre. As usual with all the Wallys, the new Nahita has full luxury interiors but her weight concentration has been optimised placing the saloon area forward of the mast and the crew cabin and galley amid-ships.Additionally, the salon has more privacy than in the standard layouts because it is separated from the access to downbelow: the companionway leads to the passageway of the crew and guest cabins and to the galley area. Enhanced privacy also for the owners area, located forward the salon, while the two guest cabins are aft. The new Nahita is built using the most advanced composite technology, providing for the reduced displacement and increased rigidity. The building materials are like those used in the America’s cup boats: high modulus unidirectional carbon fiber, and CNC female carbon fiber mould. The breakthrough superyacht will make her debut at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018.
April 26, 2018
57.7-metre Volpini 2 was launched by Dutch boatbuilder Amels this month. It is the first hull in their Limited Edition 188 series, which was presented by Amels at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show. The project was sold in September 2017. Volpini 2 is a displacement yacht with the exterior design by Tim Heywood and interior of 970 GT by the Reymond Langton design studio. First AMELS 188 launched from Amels on Vimeo.The innovative Volpini 2 combines advanced solutions like hybrid electrical power, which the yard believes that this system could offer a €150,000 ROI over a 3 year period. The smart layout maximises guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 30 square-metre Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. The design duo of Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton created an interior design with living, breathing spaces that invite you inside. The full-beam Owner’s Suite covers almost 80 square metres, and features a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy.Architectural features include electronic cables concealing in flying buttress in the centre of the boat, moving the hand rails and guard rails outward aft, which makes decks look grander, windows added in the aft door, which makes the natural light flood in.
April 26, 2018
According to The Sunday Times, Palma voted the best place to live in the world and has become a top quality destination to visit. Not just a perfect weekend destination offering first class boutique hotels, it also has a thriving old town and hosts some of the best restaurants in Europe.The Palma Superyacht Show will return on April 27th 2018 in its sixth edition and will last till 1st of May. The Palma Superyacht Show provides the ideal platform to discover what yachting is all about. It enables you to charter a yacht for the first time and experience the freedom of sailing or if you are already convinced, you can buy the yacht of your choice to enjoy it that same summer. With 80 yachts on display of all different kinds and styles, it is easy to define your preferences and find out what type of yacht could work for you. Get expert advice from professional charter and brokerage companies and inform yourself on the latest developments in technology and refit & repair.The Palma Superyacht Show runs concurrently with the well established Boat Show Palma and is an exclusive brokerage and charter show for yachts over 24m. Organised by the industry, for the industry, the Palma Superyacht Show has a unique personality and its relaxed and social atmosphere provides the perfect marketing platform for yachting companies. The 6th edition of the Palma Superyacht Show got off to a flying start this year. Professional brokerage and charter companies will be on hand for expert advice, and information will be available on the latest developments and technology in the industry. In total, there will be 85 international exhibitors providing services to the industry in attendance.From mega motor yachts to regatta-winning potential: year after year, the Palma Superyacht Show prides itself on an impressive selection of superyachts. In fact, the show’s offering of "something for everyone". No less than thirty international yacht brokers have confirmed their participation this year, each bringing some extraordinary yachts to the show. A good range of 40m + superyachts will also be vying for visitors’ attention.To kick off the event in a suitably celebratory manner Port Tarraco will be hosting a Happy Hour on Friday the 27th. Port Tarraco, a superyacht marina located in Tarragona, prides itself on offering 64 berths for yachts up to 160 meters. Happy Hour will take place between 18.30 - 20.00 and will provide the perfect setting for visitors and exhibitors to catch up with friends and acquaintances and make exciting new business connections.A vibrant and cosmopolitan city where you can experience a wide range of cultural, gastronomic and sporting activities all within a short distance, it is also considered to be the centre of yachting in the mediterranean and has a thriving yachting industry. The upcoming edition will feature some exciting infrastructural changes, such as the construction of a temporary floating bridge, which will enhance visitors' flow and viewing experience. Back for a second year, meanwhile, will be the refit and repair area, which reflects Palma’s booming big-boat maintenance business and how Mallorca has become a hub in the Mediterranean for yacht servicing. The event is renowned for combining high-profile yachting with a relaxed atmosphere and a vibrant social programme always forms part of its appeal. Expect an official opening ceremony, cocktail hours, live music and other entertainment.Top yachts attending the Palma Superyacht Show 2018 :1. Shenandoah of Sark (54m, 1902, Townsend & Downey, refit in 2009)Available for charter starting from €105,000 per week.2. Tommy (52m, 1995, Benetti, refit in 2014)Available for sale with the asking price of €9,000,000.Available for charter starting from €140,000 per week.3. Zalmon (40m, 2000, Alloy Yachts, refit in 2016)Available for sale with the asking price of €7,300,000.4. Rainbow (39m, 2012, Holland Jachtbouw, refit in 2016)Available for sale with the asking price of €10,500,000.5. Moonbird (37m, 2003, Fitzroy, refit in 2013)Other superyachts attending the Palma Superyacht Show 2018 are : Shogun, Fruition II, Baiurdo VI, Seljm, Emmaline, Ornella, Crossbow, Chica I and many others.
April 25, 2018
The 34.14 metre Mitan delivered by Johnson Yachts and now its largest model to date by the yard. The yacht was sold to American client in May 2017 by Gilman Yachts and then launched in November at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.Dixon Yacht Design is responsible for the exterior design of the Mitan, which is built from a GRP hull and superstructure, with in-house naval architecture. Accommodation is for up to 14 guests in 6 staterooms, with a main deck master suite, a double cabin and 4 convertible twin rooms, with pullman berths in two of them. The crew quarters is up to 4 people in 2 cabins.The yacht boasts tender storage with davit crane and place for 2 Wave Runners, as well as RIB. Mitan is also suitable for sportfishing. Powered with twin 1,925hp Caterpillar engines with a top speed of 23 knots as well as zero-speed ABT stabilizers, which dramatically improve ride comfort in any sea-state or wave angle.
April 25, 2018
Ironman is a 42-metre yacht from Fast 140 series, being the sixth model launched by Italian yard Benetti Yachts at their facilities in Viareggio. The yacht is built to RINA standards from GRP and carbon fibre, boasts exterior design by Stefano Righini and interior design by British studio RWD, with the naval architecture developed by the Azimut Benetti Research and Development centre and features a D2P - Displacement to Planing hull with wave piercer, designed by Pierluigi Ausonio.Large glass windows in the main deck saloon makes natural light flood in and makes interior bright, also providing great sea views. Main deck area is divided into zone for relaxing and for dining, with room for 12 guests around central table.On board, she accommodates up to 12 guests across a 6 cabins, including a master suite on the main deck, 2 VIP cabins and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck, as well as an additional VIP suite accessible via one of the twin cabins. Crew quarters is up to 7 people.Ironman is fitted with twin 3,650HP MTU diesel engines, reaching a top speed of 23 knots and cruising speed of 18 knots, and when switched back to economical speed of 12 knots, Ironman will have a range of 1,800 nautical miles, thanks to her fuel tanks of 35,000 litres.Earlier this month, Benetti Yachts launched two Fast 125 yachts My Way and Charade.
April 24, 2018