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88-metre X-bow superyacht Olivia O on sea trials
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68-metre superyacht Archimedes in Bristol
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75m Anastasia sold in fleet turnover
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50-metre CRN superyacht Latona debuts at Monaco Yacht Show 2018
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77-metre superyacht Go by Turquoise debuts at Monaco Yacht Show 2018
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72-metre S701 Solo launched by Tankoa Yachts
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Gulf Craft signed Bush and Noble to market and sell the company pre-owned vessels
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Custom Line launches its fifth Navetta 33
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31-metre superyacht RJ launched by Arcadia
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Keel laid on 75-metre Damen SeaXplorer expedition yacht
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24-metre power catamaran by Lazzara Ombres Architects
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Riva in Sardinia
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Icon 84-metre 280 yacht construction details
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50-metre $40-million superyacht SeaQuest owned by Betsy DeVos damaged
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112-metre Project TIS by Lurssen ready for launch
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Jay-Z and Beyonce aboard Shahid Khan's $200-million 95-metre superyacht Kismet
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Exclusive : 110-metre superyacht Anna by Feadship
In December 2016, 110-metre Feadship Project 1007 made a splash. Then YachtHarbour wrote...
95-metre billionaire's superyacht Indian Empress to be re-auctioned
In March 2018 YachtHarbour has announced that 95-metre Indian Empress confiscated in Malta for...
Roberto Cavalli's 27-metre superyacht Freedom launched by CCN
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56-metre superyacht AE Cap d'Antibes for sale
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Developing a hurricane response plan for superyachts
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95-meter superyacht Kismet in $150 million movie
Previously, YachtHarbour wrote about Jay-Z and Beyonce aboard Shahid Khan's $200-million 95-metre superyacht Kismet.Few days ago, superyacht Kismet was spotted during filming of the new Michael Bay movie "Six Underground" in Taranto (Italy), which has already won the record of the biggest Netflix production. The streaming company has invested 150 million dollars for the realization of the action film, starring Ryan Reynolds, Melanie Laurent, Dave Franco, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Adria Arjona and Corey Hawkins.The production has literally occupied the city, after the first shots in Florence and Tuscany. Kismet also arrived at the 30th of September. It is one of the most luxurious yachts in the world, which was moored next to the Aragonese Castle of Taranto. Netflix has chartered the boat for $1.2 million from its owner. 95-meter superyacht Kismet was built in 2014 by Lurssen and is owned by Shadid Khan, Pakistani-American billionaire and business tycoon, who is also the owner of the Fulham FC and Jacksonville Jaguars. The yacht's interior has been designed by Reymond Langton Design and her exterior styling is by Espen Oeino. A party scene with around eighty guests and some shootings was shot on the boat. Meanwhile, the city has already been the protagonist of several action scenes and an explosion right next to the yacht.The film focuses on the story of a group of 6 billionaires led by Ryan Reynolds. Each of the 6 members of the team has faked dead to become part of this group ready to fight criminals.Taranto will become in the film a Middle Eastern city, protagonist of shootings and attacks. The city, in fact, is led by a dictator victim of a scandal, for whose resolution requires the intervention of the Reynolds team. The action sequences are truly spectacular, especially the one on the revolving bridge connecting the Borgo Antico and the Borgo Nuovo and overlooking the city waterway. The sequence has foreseen the opening of the bridge and in the video below we see Manuel Garcìa Rulfo walking as the structure moves.Photos and info by Giansanto Rizzotti
E P O C H : 80-meter superyacht by Ricky Smith Designs
80-metre superyacht E P O C H advances the unique styling seen recently on Ricky Smith Designs last design ERA 80M. Once again, the work of Australian and Denmark designers marries technical advancement in naval architecture and progressive styling. Her unique sleek design by designer Ricky Smith seamlessly unites an eye-catching bow silhouette, panoramic windows and the towering cowl which protects the aft decks with a curvaceous line.E P O C H features a high performance hull which cruises efficiently at higher than expected speeds for a vessel this size while still offering guests advanced seakeeping stability when needed. With over 30 years’ experience in naval architecture, shipbuilding, design and construct interiors, and major motoryachts project management Ricky Smith and Naval Architects Dr. Andrew Baglin and Stuart Friezer Marine (Denmark) designed E P O C H exterior and interiors to be a fast build major statement of progressive superyacht design.The exterior styling is a definitive statement designed to appeal to an owner who requires above average performance and progressive yet unique modern styling. The General Arrangement features the Owners Penthouse and private deck. The Owners Penthouse is surrounded with a unique feature to superyachts; curtain glass. This ensures uninterrupted 360 degree views from all facilities on that luxurious level. A unique feature of how Ricky Smith Designs for these owners is the dedicated Cocktail bar and private dining facilities where the owners can entertain to suit large groups of Corporate clients or close friends without leaving their apartment. The owners’ apartment is directly linked to the helipad above, and by lift to the beach club on the lower deck as well as all other levels and facilitiesThe current general arrangement layout is designed to ensure the owner is offered ample space on all levels suitable for intimacy or large scale entertaining. The primary focus in creating the design is maximizing the owners and guests on board comfort and options. This is illustrated by guests having facilities on all levels for dining socializing and private relaxation.Designer Ricky Smith plus Naval architect Stuart Friezer, Dr Andrew Baglin teamed their 60+ years combined knowledge and experience of yacht design to create EPOCH. The designers agreed at their first meeting that all technological advances in alternative energy technologies should be incorporated where possible, but not at the expense of the overall appeal of the design. Stuart Friezer and Dr Andrew Baglin analyse all designs using CAD, CAE, and C.F.D. programs along with tank testing to confirm these very significant design directions. Ricky Smith creates tailored luxury interiors for private clients and has worked on superyacht interior projects in USA, China, Australia, and New Zealand. Ricky Smith designed interiors of 2 "Ulysses" projects directly with the owners and created an interior fit out system which allows high speed interior fitout without compromising the end result. E P O C H incorporates the hullform designed and tested by Naval Architect Stuart Friezer who was integral with the design of 2 World Record maritime speed records. E P O C H is designed as sanctuary, a private world where the owners and their parties can arrive and conduct business in absolute security and privacy, or simply relax and cruise the world. The Owners Penthouse level amplifies the essence of space and panorama with floor to 360 degrees ceiling glass with vast slide away walls. The arrangement of facilities in the Owners Penthouse level is centralized; atrium reception, stateroom, wellness centre and gym, cocktail bar , butlers galley , dining , media business centre and theatre lounge On the Main deck E P O C H offers a single Presidential suite style stateroom, as well as 2 V.I.P suites with attached reception lounges in which guests can dine and entertain in privacy. The remaining Guest staterooms are on the lower level In her current interior arrangement the interior design synchronises perfectly with the exterior, vast uncluttered spaces, streamlined elegance, contemporary, no unnecessary ornamentation. Her performance can be moderated to align to the owners preference, however the hullshape is capable of speed due to the reduced resistance. The styling of this high performance open superyacht guarantees the owner will never go unnoticed. The styling is a progression on the ERA design released last year.Previous concept : Era 80ME P O C H is not a just another surreal concept, the depth of experience in this design team allows such a groundbreaking design to be created. This yacht design isn't the biggest, but it can be tailored for 6-star charter operation or as a super-private and super-secure world for the owner.
106-meter invisible superyacht concept Mirage
Pieter van Geest and Tracey-Jayne Canavaggio have a combined 35 years of experience in the design field. Their talents lie in exterior and interior yacht design as well as furniture design and project management. With their extensive knowledge and experience in shipyard production, project management and owner’s representation, they maintain not only an artistic, but also a practical hands-on approach to design. For 106-meter superyacht Mirage, after extensive research on glass specifications and capabilities Van Geest Design has created this design. The glass with its visual effects combined with the overall shape of the yacht lead to this extraordinary result. Mirage is not something different, but something unique in its philosophy and execution. It will be built from mirrored glass, which makes it easily blend in with its surroundings. Staggeringly, designers claim that the 4,200 tonne vessel completely “vanishes” when you’re viewing it from more than 50 metres away.Mirage is the translation of city landscapes, sky scrapers, gigantic, present, anchored, but then again cladded with reflective surfaces, blending into the landscape, merging with its environment, giving lightness to the building, an elegant presence embracing its surroundings. The colour variable mirrored glass is developed by a German glass manufacturer, which has never been used on yachts before. All the vertical panels on the yacht will have this finish – if you were on the water it would probably be invisible from over 50 metres away. If you are on the yacht itself the mirror will project the yacht's surroundings, so in a way, it will give you a floating on air effect when onboard.Present on the water un-accessible with a closed transom, one can only board in by invitation. It is a retreat made discreet by its reflective surfaces blending on the horizon, with its decks disappearing between water and sky. Unfolding itself, Mirage tells a story of time, reflecting the day passing by on a coloured reflective surface offering a peaceful gaze on the travelled distances. Bridge deck forward the area has been designed as a gathering point, interacting with the captain, discussing the next destination while looking forward. It took 12 months to create the blueprints.<iframe width="920" height="518" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hnqWaL_2NmU" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Must-see : light show on 54-meter superyacht El Leon
54-metre superyacht from Mangusta Gransport 54 range El Leon is the first ship of the Overmarine's new fast displacement line in aluminium, with delivery in June 2018. Then she has successfully passed her maiden voyage and was officially presented at the Monaco Yacht Show 2018. In Novemeber, it is planned that she will leave for Americas. Mangusta Gransport 54 are ships that can combine long range and high performance in displacement mode with high speeds. Overmarine first revealed the concept for the Gransport range at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show.Maurizio Balducci, CEO of Overmarine Group stated: “In the automotive sector, GranSport is a synonym for high performance and optimal comfort. These principles have been the key starting point for the creation of the new line. We translated them and applied them to our business, giving life to a model that is an authentic combination of excellence between performance and autonomy.”Mangusta Gransport 54 is designed by Alberto Mancini and has a sleek profile, a powerful engine, high cruising speed and ample and functional spaces on-board : this model can easily cover long distances, quickly and comfortably.The lines are aerodynamic, balanced and straightforward : a stern of great character and extremely dynamic; air intakes created as slits straight into the aluminium, sloped windshields and uprights integrated to the rollbar. The Jacuzzi and swimming pool dominate the bow sun bridge and bring light into the Owner head through glass skylight on the bottom. On the stern, the rotation of the central and lateral doors gives life to a club on the sea; made of perfectly equipped terraces and beach area. The flybridge boasts a central bar designed to serve both spaces, towards the bow a dining area protected by a hard top and towards the stern a living area. All the exterior spaces can be used in full safety also during navigation.The interior areas communicate with the exterior ones through vast windowed surfaces in a concept of fluidity and continuity that characterises the entire vessel.El Leon is fitted with four 2,600hp MTU engines and due to the presence of stabilisers, can reach a top speed of almost 30 knots, in maximum comfort, with low consumption and an autonomy of approximately 3,500 miles.
19-meter LY650 luxury yacht by Lexus
19-meter Lexus yacht is the fourth Lexus flagship, joining the LS sedan, LX SUV and LC coupe. She is a first production marine vessel to use L-finesse, the design language of Lexus. It is a result of the exploration into non-automotive ventures continues beyond the Lexus brand’s involvement in luxury lifestyle experiences related to culinary, design and film.Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in the storied history of Lexus that explores new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry.Lexus continually evaluates what constitutes a luxury experience and has, as a result, ventured into the worlds of culinary, design, film, and more as alternative opportunities to interact with the brand. Driven by Lexus International President, Yoshihiro Sawa’s vision of Lexus as a brand that, “explores new ways to deliver innovative and amazing experiences for our guests,” Lexus has partnered with some of the world’s finest purveyors of experience to further celebrate the phrase, Experience Amazing. And now, Lexus returns to the water with its next expression of a Lexus yacht in the form of the LY 650. Bearing the most contemporary expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse, applied beyond the world of automobiles, the production LY 650 picks up where the stunning Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off.Encouraged by the robust public interest in the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept, a follow-up maritime effort was fueled by Executive Vice President; Shigeki Tomoyama’s desire to, “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean.” Making this dream-like vision a reality, Marquis-Larson Boat Group was selected to build, sell and service the next Lexus yacht based largely on their extensive experience with bespoke boat building and their proven capability, confirmed by their work bringing the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept to life. Based in Pulaski, WI, Marquis-Larson is the ideal partner to bring the second chapter of Lexus yacht design to fruition with their thorough blend of artisanal craftsmanship, modern technology and inspired design. Complementing the Lexus brand’s heritage of takumi craftspeople who are supremely skilled in their roles, Marquis’ craftsmanship backbone is clearly demonstrated by their masterful boat builders, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years.Several of the most attractive features from the 12-meter concept have made their way onto the LY 650. Measuring 65 feet in overall length with a 5-meter beam, the newest Lexus yacht has a distinguished style found in the strong, pronounced bow, curved deck accents and accentuated aft hips. Viewed from the profile, the elegant rise and fall of the yacht’s distinctly Lexus roofline flows into rising, broad hips of the rear section. The first completed Lexus LY 650 is expected to be finished in the second half of 2019 and will make its global debut late in the year.

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