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First 30m Filippetti 100 Yacht Launched
Filippetti Yachts has launched the inaugural unit of its Filippetti 100 series at Marina dei...
MDL Announces Dates for South Coast and Green Tech Boat Show 2025
MDL Marinas has announced the official dates for the 2025 South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show....
Tecnomar "This Is It" Wins "Best Catamaran" at Robb Report Monaco Best of the Best 2024
The Italian Sea Group has announced that the Tecnomar Catamaran This is it received the...
67m Superyacht with Asymmetrical Pool Revealed by Davide Benaglia
A new 67-meter superyacht, designed by Italian designer Davide Benaglia, features advanced...
Wallywhy100 to Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
The Wallywhy100 is set to make its world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024,...
52m Dynamiq Sold by Denison Yachting
Denison Yachting has confirmed the sale of the GTT 170, a 52-meter yacht to be constructed at...
Heesen Reaches Milestone in Construction of Project Sophia
Heesen has announced a significant milestone in the construction of YN 21150, also known as Project...
Sirena Yachts to Debut First Hybrid Sirena 48 at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Turkish yacht builder Sirena Yachts will introduce a hybrid version of its popular Sirena...
Video of the Day: Moonen Yachts Completes Successful Sea Trials of Moonshine
Moonen Yachts has successfully completed sea trials for Moonshine, a 36.3-meter yacht from...
Custom Line Launches Five Superyachts in a Month
The Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona has launched five new Custom Line superyachts within a...
The Italian Sea Group Unveils Details of the Admiral 40m Project Quaranta
The Italian Sea Group has announced the details of the Admiral Quaranta line, with the first...
Silent Yachts to Debut Silent 62 3-Deck at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Silent Yachts is set to unveil the Silent 62 3-Deck at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024,...
New Otam 90 GTS Sexy Me to Debut at Cannes
The new Otam 90 GTS, a 28-meter yacht, recently completed its sea trials and exceeded its...
Van der Valk Secures Order for Custom 35m Jangada
Van der Valk Shipyard has secured a new order for a 35-meter yacht, the latest addition to the...
Amels 60 Launched by Damen Yachting
Damen Yachting has announced the launch of the latest Amels 60, marking the sixth yacht in...
Heesen Announces Sale of 55m Steel Project Venus
Heesen Yachts has announced the sale of the 55-meter Steel YN 20655, also known as Project...
Baglietto Announces Sale of First Unit in New Fast50 Motor Yacht Line
Baglietto has announced the sale of the first unit in its new Fast50 line, a fast displacement...
Cantiere del Pardo to Introduce Three New Models at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Cantiere del Pardo will unveil three new models at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 from...
Pearl Yachts to Launch Pearl 82 at Cannes
Pearl Yachts has announced the upcoming launch of the Pearl 82, a new 25-meter yacht set to...
Numarine's First Hybrid Superyacht to Debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Numarine is set to unveil its groundbreaking 30XP superyacht at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024....
Second WiderCat 92 Launched at Wider Vision Hub in Italy
The second unit of the WiderCat 92 series has been launched at the Wider Vision Hub in...
Greenline Yachts to Showcase Low-Emission Innovations at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Greenline Yachts is set to emphasize sustainability at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 by...
Lürssen Issues Statement Following Shipyard Fire at Rendsburg Facility
A fire that broke out at Lürssen's Rendsburg shipyard on July 2, 2024, has now been extinguished,...
Benetti Announces Sale of Custom 80m Yacht
Benetti has announced the sale of Project Iron Man, an 80-meter custom yacht, highlighting the...


New Otam 90 GTS Sexy Me to Debut at Cannes
The new Otam 90 GTS, a 28-meter yacht, recently completed its sea trials and exceeded its contractual speed expectations, achieving a top speed of 45 knots, surpassing the expected 42 knots. Designed by Umberto Tagliavini and Aldo Scorzoni of Marine Design & Services, and featuring custom interiors by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm, this yacht is set to debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024.The Otam 90 GTS is powered by two 2,600 horsepower MTU engines and Arneson surface propellers, ensuring smooth and responsive navigation. The hull design supports excellent sea-handling capabilities. Despite additional onboard weight due to specific owner requests, such as a customized rotating gangway, stabilizers, extensive marble use, and an advanced stereo system, the yacht's performance remains impressive.The yacht's semi-open design offers notable silence at all speeds, and meticulous attention to sound insulation enhances onboard comfort. The helm console, inspired by racing cars, features a carbon-fiber structure with an integrated cooling system for the electronics. Air intakes and a snorkel on the hardtop echo high-performance luxury car designs.The Otam 90 GTS's metallic silver hull with bronze accents, developed by Awlgrip, reflects its unique personality. The custom layout includes three ensuite cabins: a full-beam owner's suite, a VIP cabin, a guest cabin, and a lounge with an office rack room for the stereo system. The main deck features a spacious cockpit with an opening hard top and a separated kitchen. The crew area has independent access, a large sunbathing space, and a bathing platform. Forward, a dinette provides relaxation and dining areas.Customization options include varying side window heights, garage sizes, and the option for a hard top version with a closed saloon. This flexibility highlights Otam's commitment to meeting the diverse demands of its clients.Otam Sales & Communication Manager Matteo Belardinelli expressed pride in the new model: "The Otam 90 GTS is versatile, elegant, and capable of meeting diverse requests. We are extremely pleased with this new product, which is already generating interest ahead of its official presentation."The Otam 90 GTS will make its international debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024 from September 10 to 15, coinciding with Otam's 70th anniversary.The shipyard’s history started in 1954 in Liguria. Its professionalism is what made it stand out, very quickly becoming the first authorized Riva yacht Service Center for the Med Sea. In the 80’s Otam fit around 25 yachts for an American builder before starting his own production of Otam 45’ and 55’, earning significant attention. Today Otam has produced around 90 yachts, becoming an Italian specialist, and, together with its custom range, offers a limitless choice between 45’ and 130’.Credits: Andrea Vignone Bulkmedia.it/Otam
Custom Line Launches Five Superyachts in a Month
The Ferretti Group Superyacht Yard in Ancona has launched five new Custom Line superyachts within a single month. These launches include two yachts from the planing line, two from the Navetta line, and the new flagship in the 50-metre aluminium made-to-measure line.One of the standout vessels is the Custom Line 50 flagship, M/Y Asante. This all-aluminium yacht marks Custom Line's debut in the under 500 GT metal construction segment. The launch ceremony, held on June 8, was attended by the owner's family and the shipyard’s top management.Another notable launch is M/Y Felicity, the twelfth Custom Line Navetta 42, which was launched on May 22. Developed by the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, this 41.8-metre yacht features a beam of 8.1 metres. The design focuses on maximizing interior and exterior living areas while ensuring privacy for the owner and guests with separate crew passageways. The interiors showcase a vibrant color palette with materials such as marble and warm-toned leathers.The Custom Line 120’, M/Y Gerry’s Ferry, launched on June 12, is another highlight. This yacht, favored by the owner from the AMAS region, embodies stylistic purity and bespoke excellence. With a length of 38.36 meters and a beam of 7.65 meters, it features sleek, powerful contours and large windows that flood the interior with natural light. The interior design utilizes warm colors and exclusive materials like Patagonia Original marble and nubuck leather.On June 19, the Custom Line 106' planing yacht, the twenty-second hull in this line, was launched. This 32.82-metre yacht with a beam of 7.4 metres was developed in collaboration with the Ferretti Group Engineering Department and Custom Line Atelier. Its design emphasizes natural light and a harmonious connection between exterior and interior spaces. The interiors feature a mix of soft and dark colors, with high-quality materials such as Nero Marquinia marble and American walnut.The month concluded with the launch of the twentieth Custom Line Navetta 30 on June 27. This yacht, a joint effort by the Product Strategy Department and Ferretti Group Engineering Department, spans 28.43 meters in length and has a beam of 7.3 meters. The design combines avant-garde styling with timeless aesthetics, featuring light-enhancing colors and materials like natural teak and Calacatta Oro marble.These launches underscore Custom Line's ability to deliver a diverse range of superyachts tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of their clients.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credit: Ferretti Group
The Italian Sea Group Unveils Details of the Admiral 40m Project Quaranta
The Italian Sea Group has announced the details of the Admiral Quaranta line, with the first unit sold in May, shortly after the project was unveiled. This 40-meter superyacht, a collaboration between Monaco-based studio The A Group and the Italian Sea Group’s Centro Stile, expands the Group’s semi-custom Admiral offerings while maintaining the brand's signature style and elegance.Admiral Quaranta is notable for its large volumes and high-quality construction, comparable to a 60-metre yacht. The superyacht features two owners' staterooms and four large guest/VIP staterooms, accommodating up to two families for extended stays. The yacht offers a comprehensive experience, balancing living, working, and recreational spaces.The yacht's external lines are contemporary, blending curved, tense, and soft lines with more defined straight lines, resulting in an elegant and timeless look. With a shallow draft and a flexible layout, the Quaranta is suitable for sailing in the Bahamas and the Caribbean, both for charters and family cruises. The yacht is constructed with an aluminium hull and superstructure, optimising weight to reduce consumption and enhance environmental sustainability.The interiors of the Quaranta are designed to maximize space and comfort across all three decks. The layout features spacious living areas, cabins, bathrooms, and lounges. The design is suitable for both private use and extended charters, with a sporty yet elegant style defined by a calm color palette and a refined selection of materials. The use of glossy, honey-colored Canaletto oak, paired with rough sanded light oak, creates a luxurious yet casual feel. Light shades of leather and fabrics enhance the natural light from large side windows, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere.Attention to ergonomic details is evident, with sharp corners avoided and surfaces gently rounded, following a "cocooning" design approach. The yacht includes six guest cabins, with two dedicated to the owner. One owner's cabin is on the main deck, and the larger owner's suite on the upper deck offers exclusive use of the deck and outdoor spaces.The main deck features a large saloon with a living-dining area and a technologically advanced games area. Three large floor-to-ceiling windows provide uninterrupted views and ample natural light. At the stern, a full-beam staircase leads to a platform that triples the surface area and allows easy access to the sea.The interior design of the Quaranta line is sporty and youthful, harmonizing with the exterior style through sinuous curves, soft surfaces, and refined details that create an intimate and luxurious atmosphere.Giovanni Costantino, founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group, commented on the project: “We managed to create a harmonious synergy in this project thanks to our strong expertise in terms of design, quality, and innovation. At 40 meters, this is the only superyacht currently on the market in its category to offer a six-cabin layout as an added value.”The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters. Credit: The Italian Sea Group
Silent Yachts to Debut Silent 62 3-Deck at Cannes Yachting Festival 2024
Silent Yachts is set to unveil the Silent 62 3-Deck at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2024, scheduled from September 10-15. This new full-electric catamaran, designed for quiet and emission-free sailing, will be available for viewing in both its Open and Closed versions.Visitors can explore the Silent 62 3-Deck Open version, optimized for outdoor living with a spacious flybridge designed for dining and lounging. This model highlights the versatility of the Silent 62 design. Silent Yachts will be located at Vieux Port QML 178, with catamaran visits at QML 009.The Closed version of the Silent 62 3-Deck offers an enclosed upper deck, providing additional indoor space. Both versions feature a 50-square-meter main deck saloon with large windows, a fully equipped kitchen, and a dining area, creating a bright and open living environment. The exterior main deck area spans 80 square meters, including an aft cockpit for alfresco dining and a foredeck lounge with panoramic views.The Silent 62 3-Deck incorporates Silent Yachts’ efficient catamaran hull and innovative solar-electric drivetrain. The drivetrain, equipped with liquid-cooled batteries, ensures higher energy density, greater capacity, and faster charging rates. A solar array of 16.8 kWp, twin 180 kW E-motors, and a 286 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, with a 145 kW peak range extender, provide a cruising speed of 6-8 knots and transoceanic range.The yacht, with a shallow draft of 1.24 meters, accommodates 4 to 6 guest cabins and six bathrooms. The 60-square-meter third deck is available in three configurations: open sky lounge, closed sky lounge, or closed owner’s suite, all with a “front exit” on the main deck for direct access to the foredeck from the main saloon.The official press presentation will take place on September 10 at 4:30 pm aboard the Silent 62 3-Deck at Vieux Port, QML 009.Silent-Yachts is producing the world’s first fully solar-sustainable oceangoing production catamaran yachts. They are powered exclusively by solar energy and capable of cruising up to 100 miles per day. In 2009, founders Heike and Michael Köhler, who have spent 6,000 days cruising more than 75,000 miles all around the world, launched the Solarwave 46, the first fully self-sufficient blue-water catamaran after years of testing solar-powered propulsion, and they have been building boats ever since. Credits: Alessandro Guerrieri/Silent-Yachts
Heesen Reaches Milestone in Construction of Project Sophia
Heesen has announced a significant milestone in the construction of YN 21150, also known as Project Sophia. Last month, the hull and superstructure of this 50-meter fast cruising yacht were successfully joined, marking a crucial step toward her completion. Project Sophia showcases Heesen's expertise in building fast aluminium yachts with reduced fuel consumption. Her sporty exterior lines are designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, and her luxurious interior is crafted by Cristiano Gatto.The name "Sophia" is rich with meaning, aligning with the craftsmanship and innovation that Heesen brings to this 50-meter series. The hull of Project Sophia, emerging from Shed 6, represents the technological precision and skilled workmanship of Heesen's in-house team. Heesen remains one of the few shipyards to construct its own aluminium hulls, emphasizing the company's commitment to quality.Heesen places a strong emphasis on the training of its welders, requiring over 500 hours of intensive training to ensure each weld meets the highest standards. Project Sophia features a hard-chine shallow draft hull designed by Heesen's in-house naval architects. With a draft of only 2.15 meters, she is ideal for cruising the shallow waters of the Bahamas. The yacht's design enhances efficiency, making Project Sophia 12% more fuel-efficient compared to traditional designs. Equipped with two MTU 16V 4000 M65L engines, she can reach a top speed of 23 knots and has a transatlantic range of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots.Project Sophia offers accommodation for up to twelve guests in five staterooms. The master suite on the main deck forward provides a serene retreat, while four guest cabins on the lower deck offer ample space for family and friends. The interior design by Cristiano Gatto blends sophistication, functionality, and aesthetic appeal, creating a space that exudes refined luxury.Available for sale, Project Sophia is due for delivery in Q1 2026. This vessel offers an opportunity to own a Dutch-quality yacht with a shortened delivery time.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminum and steel from 30m to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Ruben Griffioen/Heesen Yachts

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