Each year, the World Superyacht Awards recognize the ingenuity and craftsmanship of some of the finest luxury yachts in the world. This year 5 yachts were presented in the Refitted Yachts nomination.
#1 Asteria was built in 1970 by Anastassiades & Tsortanides as a rescue tug. She was completely rebuilt and converted into a yacht in 2002. In 2019, there was completed a major renovation, including a repainting, a modernized aluminum mast and a major overhaul of its interiors and exteriors.
The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins with interior design by Tracey Barnier-Willis Design and exterior by Pieter Beeldsnijder.
The conversion was carried out by the architect Charles Zana. On the deck, at the aft dining table, there is a completely new built-in lounge and jacuzzi, also updated the design of the bathrooms.
Significant changes have also been made to the toy list: many new water toyshave appeared, including kayaks, sailboats, water skis and wakeboards. Yacht also has a new custom-made 6.6-meter high-speed jet tender for landing on the beach, an 8.5-meter Northbind RIB tender with a cab and two 5.5-meter Zodiac tenders. It is also equipped with stabilizers Quantum Zero Speed.
#2 The M5 (ex. Mirabella V) is the world's largest sloop and one of the most advanced sailing superyachts afloat. It was built by Vosper Thornycroft in 2004.
The main amenities include a gym, sauna, cinema, barbecue, tender garage, swimming platform, pool, jacuzzi. A sailing yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins.
With a beam of 14.82 m and a draft of 10.86 m, it has a GRP hull and a GRP superstructure. It was built according to the rules of the classification society DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Germanischer Lloyd and complies with MCA standards.
The yacht is also equipped with 1080 hp engines, each of which provides a maximum speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
#3 The 36-meter Sovereign 120 Northern Dream (ex. Lady Diana II) motor yacht was built in 1999 by Sovereign Yachts and was remodeled in 2018 at the Philbrook shipyard.
The internal layout of Northern Dream accommodates up to 6 guests in 3 rooms and also have 3 double cabins. Overall, yacht able to carry up to 5 crew members on board.
#4 Designed by Glade Johnson, Oasis was built of steel and aluminum by the German yard Lürssen and delivered in 2006. In 2012, a substantial renovation was carried out with the participation of an interior design studio FM Architettura d’Interni.
The yacht accommodates 12 guests in six cabins, including a master suite with an area of 99 square meters, a VIP suite, three double and two single, all with plasma TVs, surround sound systems and bathrooms.
A distinctive feature is a huge sun terrace with a jacuzzi, a bar, a barbecue, a 120-inch open-air cinema, a dance floor and a DJ table.
1454 kW Caterpillar diesel engines deliver a range of 5,000 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 13 knots.
#5 Tanzanite is a 145-inch super-yacht built by Westship and architect Jack Sarin Naval Architects in 2004 and refitted in 2018.
The design of the yacht was created in the Art Deco style. Her main salon features a classic color palette and large panoramic windows with natural light.
The main feature is the Skylounge, a solarium and a large dining room next to the jacuzzi and bar. The yacht comes with full equipment suitable for long trips. It includes Intrepid and Walker Bay RIB, as well as pedal boats and various towed items, from wakeboards to water skiing.
Avante V is a 36.64m luxury motor yacht built by Feadship and delivered in 1974 and last refitted in 2018. She has been recently sold, with Michael Rafferty representing the buyer and IYC's Bob O'Brien representing the seller. Avante V was custom designed by H.W. De Voogt.The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins, including a master suite, 1 double cabin, and 2 twin cabins. She also accommodates up to 8 crew to ensure a luxury yacht experience for the guests.The main salon offers relaxation in a lounge area with two sofas, a cocktail table, and a full entertainment system with built-in color tv.The large lower deck owner's suite features a king-size walk-around bed, a bath, two chairs with a table, two wardrobe closets, a convertible sofa, a vanity with matching stool, two night stands, ample drawers for storage and four large portholes.There is also a wine rack storage for up to 65 bottles on the lower deck.The Dining Room is in the forward part of the main salon. It features a classic table with a double column teak base. There is a buffet cabinet that has china and silver on the port side. The Captain's Cabin is located directly aft of the wheelhouse and features a double berth, large built-in desk with five-drawers and a cabinet, a double wardrobe locker, dresser, two large windows, and a big bathroom.Aft of the Captain's Cabin, outside is the sundeck: fully laid teak deck with a comfortable seating area aft.There are many good possibilities for having nice conversations with breathtaking views of the sea in this place.The top of the boat speed is 14.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 2450.0nm at 10.0kn with power coming from two 610.0hp Caterpillar D346-TA diesel engines.
June 5, 2020
Amatasia is a 85m luxury motor yacht, built by Lurssen and delivered in 2017. She has a young and sporty profile.Igor Makarov, russian billionaire and ex owner of the boat, invented the name Areti as his company’s name Itera spelled backwards. Until 2015 he owned three yachts named Areti, Areti I and Areti II. Later he sold his natural gas company Itera for US$ 2.9 billion. In 2018 his yacht Areti was listed for sale, asking €175 million. She was sold in 2019 and renamed Amatasia.British studio Winch Design made both: the stylish and modern exterior with smooth lines and traditional bright interior styling. With a broad beam of almost 15 meters, she has a very spacious layout, which has been designed for use by family and friends. The design is in line with the Passenger Yacht Code, with a precise and perfectly balanced signature.The Amatasia features accommodation to 18 guests in 9 spacious cabins, including owners’ deck, below the brigde deck, harbors the owners’ suite and two double VIP cabins, two more guest staterooms on the main deck, and another four on the lower deck. Also she accommodates up to 28 crew members.“With the well-executed trompe l’oeil effect, your eye tells you it is real timber,” says Matthew Wilkinson, project manager at Winch Design. The luxury superyacht is made of steel and aluminum. But the wood in her central stairwell is a veneer over aluminum. “Certain areas aboard governed by these regulations have to be flame retardant and have to allow for watertight compartments and escape routes, both in the guest accommodations and in the engine room,” says Dietrich Kirchner, project manager at Lürssen.The bridge deck features a gym and a hot tub is just through double glass doors. Forward are the captain’s cabin, there are ship’s office and the bridge. The central lobby has an elevator that services all desks.There is a sky lounge on the upper deck. The master suite features a private spa pool, sun bed and breakfast table. Amatasia also has a helipad in the bow, which can be used for sun lounging.Spa and beach club featuring a pool and plunge pool, sauna and steam room, treatment room and beauty salon.Her top speed is 17.0kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 6000.0nm at with power coming from two MTU engines.
June 4, 2020
Jubilee is a 110m luxury yacht, built by Oceanco, which specializes in building custom superyachts from aluminum and steel and delivered in 2017. She is definitely one of a kind.Not only her size makes her that special, but it’s more even about the way she looks and feels. Jubilee combines fast lines and smart surfaces with elegant proportions. The whole look of her is very modern and, at some point, is futuristic. “The hull shape is deliberately minimalistic to contrast with the superstructure,” says Igor Lobanov of Lobanov Design, which created Jubilee’s exterior. “At the same time, a massive white funnel pins the entire layers down to the white hull, leaving a feeling that the white structure goes inside through the decks.”After Jubilee was launched in 2017, she achieved two milestones: being the largest yacht built at Oceanco and the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. Her owner from a Middle Eastern royal family invited Sorgiovanni Designs to work with the shipyard on the interior.From overhead, the superyacht looks like a contour map of an island, with each deck appearing at different heights above sea level.“The 3-D modeling was quite a challenging task, which pleased my mathematical part of the brain,” Lobanov says. “Each of the layers meets and splits under certain rules, which can be noticed from different angles.”No wonder, Jubilee has achieved numerous awards, including being Yachts International’s editors’ pick as the best exterior styling in 2017.The motor yacht can accommodate 31 guests in 16 cabins with 39 crew members. Four VIP cabins are found on the bridge deck, while there are a further 10 guest suites on the main deck. Her huge main saloon is about 135 square metre space focused around a large television at one end and big and cozy lounge chair at the another.Jubilee also features the tremendous pool deck with a built-in aquarium. Just below is a beach club, hammam, gym, and access to the water via a fold-down transom.Uniquely designed stairs and an elevator connect all five decks.Her top speed is 18.5kn and she boasts a maximum cruising range of 5000.0nm at with power coming from two 4828.0hp MTU diesel engines.
June 4, 2020
Built by famous Lurrsen and delivered in 2003, at that time Octopus was the world's largest yacht. Her impressive exterior is designed by Espen Øino and the posh interior is made by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.Octopus can accommodate up to 26 guests in 13 cabins, many of which are suites. Her crew of 63 people takes place in 30 cabins.The superyacht, which length is 126m, is equipped with highly sophisticated technology.One of her key features is an integrated dock for both the principal 20m guest tender and two submarines no, one of which is remotely controlled for reaching greater depths.She features two helipads and a hangar aft.There is a heated water swimming pool with a retractable glass floor that raises to deck level.The bridge deck has everything for spending a nice time: a bar, spa pool, and pizza oven.Octopus also houses a professional music studio and a grandiose cinema, created by Jonathan Quinn Barnett.
June 4, 2020
The motor yacht Inevitable which measures almost 30m has been sold by Northrop and Johnson's Whit Kirtland. The 29.57m motor yacht Inevitable has been sold, with Northrop and Johnson’s Whit Kirtland representing the seller in the deal.It’s inevitable to fall in love with this luxury motor yacht Inevitable. She features a classic and stylish Hargrave design.Inevitable was built by US shipyard Hargrave Custom Yachts in 2003 and generously upgraded in 2012, 2016, and 2018. Now the boat is in like-new condition. She features an exterior design by Jack Hargrave and her interiors were completed in-house.She is offering accommodation up to 9 guests taken care of by a crew of 4. Her master cabin features a walk around king-size bed, long couch, and en-suite master bath. The aft deck has everything for quality time in the open air with built-in upholstered seating, a fridge, a table, and a weatherproof 32-inch Samsung television screen. Upon the flybridge, there is further al fresco dining and lounging with hard top cover.Inevitable provides big toy storage. Guests can enjoy water skis, a slalom water ski, two kayaks, fishing gear, two jet-ski, tube, wakeboard, two standup paddleboards, snorkeling gear, and rendezvous diving.She cruises at 16 knots and reaches a top speed of 20.0 kn.Inevitable was asking $1,770,000.
June 3, 2020