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Andrea Bocelli acquires 26m CdM yacht Stella del Nord
Italian explorer yachts builder Cantiere delle Marche (CdM) has announced that its...
Arcadia Yachts delivers the second Arcadia 105 hull
Napoli-based shipyard Arcadia Yachts has delivered the second hull in the builder’s 105...
80m Abeking & Rasmussen Excellence approaches her launch
German builder Abeking & Rasmussen has revealed its 80-metre superyacht project...
Royal Huisman to exploit former Holland Jachtbouw shipyard
On 14th May 2019, the Port of Amsterdam finalised the acquisition of the former Holland Jachtbouw...
Princess launches F50 yacht with high speed and compact design
Last week, British builder Princess Yachts launched the new 15.5-metre F50 flybridge...
Millennial superyacht owners: how they are shaping the yachting world
Millennial superyacht owners are on the rise, reports Business Insider. They have already...
Mondomarine reveals new Classic line inspired by Ferrari and Lamborghini
Mondomarine shipyard, recently acquired by the Palumbo Group, has introduced a brand-new...
Course towards ecology: CCN launches 31m superyacht Vanadis
Italian builder Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) has launch its latest superyacht, the 31.2-metre...
Oceanco triumphs the World Superyacht Awards 2019 with 107m Black Pearl and 90m DAR
Oceanco’s  sailing yacht Black Pearl and motor yacht DAR have won the highest honours at the...
Feadship eco-friendly Amsterdam facility opened by Queen Máxima
On May 16, 2019,  Dutch builder Feadship opened officially its new eco-conscious...
Elegant interiors of Mazu 82 revealed by Tanju Özelgin
Turkish builder Mazu Yachts has revealed interiors of its first 24.5-metre Mazu 82 unit, designed...
Billionaire's 95m superyacht Kismet spotted in Saint Petersburg
The 95-metre luxury motor yacht Kismet built by Lurssen in 2014 was spotted in...
Sardinia: 7 first-rate restaurants to dine in during your yacht cruise
Sitting off Italy's celebrated west coast, the sublime island of Sardinia represents a complex...
Cannes Film Festival 2019: 10 out of the largest billionaire superyachts spotted on the French Reviera
Annually, the Cannes Film Festival unofficially represents the beginning of superyacht season in...
65m Feadship superyacht concept Silence with plastic removal system on-board
Dutch builder Feadship has revealed a new 65-metre super yacht concept named Silence, right...

47.5m Lilium: Bilgin Yachts launches its last yacht at Kucukcekmece facility
After the sale of the first hull of Bilgin 156 series, Starburst III (ex. Nerissa), in March...
55m Heesen Project Castor sold in the USA
Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced that the latest project in the 55-metre FDHF Steel class...
Crossing canals on-board of a yacht: the Panama Canal
The Panama Canal was constructed in the beginning of the XX century, connecting the Atlantic with...
Maltese Falcon heritage: 80m futuristic sailing yacht project Vela
Italian designer Gianmarco Cardia, the awarded Young Designer of The Year 2018, has introduced his...
Inveni: the first vessel launched by Sichterman Yachts
Dutch builder Sichterman Yachts that had just entered the yachting arena, launched its first...
Why do some yachts really say not for sale in U.S. waters?
Nowadays, the majority of yachts are registered (i.e. flagged) offshore, with the Cayman Islands,...
Here's why Okko should be the next yacht you buy
Few yachts come packed with as many features as the 41-meter Mondomarine, Okko. Delivered in...
88m Project 816 moved into new Feadship yard in Amsterdam for completion
Ahead of the opening ceremony of Feadsip new facility in Amsterdam this Thursday, that will be...
Revolutionary performance design of 43m Baltic Canova
This week, Finnish builder Baltic Yachts launched its highly anticipated Baltic 142...

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$12 million futuristic superyacht Adastra now on sale
The 43-metre yacht Adastra, one of the world's most amazing superyachts thanks to her futuristic design, has been listed for sale. According to media sources, such as CNN Travel, the world’s first luxury power trimaran of its size is owned by Hong-Kong-based billionaire and shipping tycoon Anto Marden.This futuristic projectile was built by Australian McConaghyyard in Hong-Kong in 2012—at a reported cost exceeding $20 million, to cruise Indonesia and Southeast Asia. In the seven years since the launch, she has crossed the Atlantic several times, taking Marden and his wife around the globe. Her reported estimated price now might amount to $ 12,000,000, states Robb Report.Designed by British studio Shuttleworth Design, Adastra was created with environmental impact in mind. Her aerodynamic wings help her float on the water, thus her drag is significantly reduced through only 20% of the vessel submerged in water. In light of this, the lightweight glass and carbon boat consumes only about 14% of the fuel used by more traditional yachts with the same specs. Before fuel and water, Adastra tips the scales at just 52 tonnes.According to comments shared by Marden with Robb Report, the yacht has a range of 10,000 nautical miles, as cruising at 10 knots, she burns only 4.5 gallons per hour. Meanwhile, Adastra has a top speed of 23 knots. The owner reported to recently sail from St. Maarten to Vigo in Spain, having enough fuel left to head back to the Caribbean.Hong Kong–based interior designers Jepsen Design developed the interiors for nine guests and six crew, offering five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and an open-air bar. One of her most innovative features is an option for remote control by an iPad from up to 164 feet away. Collecting several design awards, the yacht as also awarded Most Innovative Design at the World Superyacht Awards in 2013.According to Robb Report, the reason the owners have put the vessel on sale is that she is not getting enough use, as they cruised to all the places they wanted to cruise.Generally, the innovative vessel has been attracting the attention of press and yachting enthusiasts ever since her launch, spotted here and there, for instance in Gibraltar or in Fijian waters.
To spy or not to spy: utilities aboard a €65 million James-Bond-inspired superyacht
Along with the recent press hype over the forthcoming episode of the James Bond film series, Italian Videoworks Group has revealed the technologies they deployed on-board a 69-metre James-Bond-inspired Benetti superyacht Spectre, delivered in 2018.Even bearing her name after a James Bond film, the yacht represents a steel-hulled vessel with aluminium superstructure, pool and "touch ang go" helipad. Spectre features exterior design by Benetti, Mulder Design and Giorgio Cassetta, able to demonstrate a maximum speed of 21.2  knots.The indoor design concept has been created by the Benetti Interior Style Department, while Videoworks has built a highly technological installation that comprises audio-video, network, telephony, home automation and CCTV systems. Below is more information on the yacht’s amazing techno features.AUDIO-VIDEOThe AV system is fully centralised, installed in a small dedicated rack room, with 7 full-height racks. Their super-customised frame has been specifically designed to fit into the available space (the cabins have only TVs, speakers and iPads). A full-height rack is in the wheelhouse, whereas a small deck rack is dedicated to networking and communications.Audio-video contents are transmitted via fibre-optics. In addition to the Kaleidescape film and music server, there is a server dedicated to the crew, who can access it via iPads. With the Kaleidescape provider, Videoworks has managed the pre-loading of approximately 1800 DVDs and Blu-ray discs (music and films), complete with covers, metadata, info on actors, trailers and special content. In this way Owners are guaranteed a customised service that is certainly convenient to use.Every room in Spectre has its own HDMI socket near the TV, to display files from local sources. The skylounge hall in the upper deck has two TVs (with 75” and 49” screens) with independent audio systems, although they share the same group of sources. Everything is managed through a matrix that allows to configure the area with multiple combinations, depending on the purpose (party, show, institutional video + satellite channel, etc.). The Sea Tel 100 TV HD satellite dishes (SAT TV) can receive European and American HD channels. This kind of satellite dish works worldwide, which means there is no need for LNB replacement when changing hemisphere.HOME AUTOMATIONInternal and external LED lights are managed via Crestron keyboards and DALI protocol, with customised silk-screen printed buttons. Videoworks’s sister company, Itworks, has created a customised software for light management, which allows to restore previously saved settings and to save the new configuration as setting, uploading it when requested. A 'secret' procedure, known only to the crew, allows to return to the original settings and to easily restore the system. Owners can use an iPad to call staff from any part of the yacht; the call is received and displayed in the crew mess and in the pantry. The super-silent Lutron blinds can be controlled via Crestron touch-screen and iPad with customised silk-screen printed keyboards. NMEA navigation information (wind speed, direction, cruising speed, sea depth, etc.) can be viewed using the specific Myinfos App developed by Itworks.  NETWORK AND CYBERSECURITYOnboard network security (firewall, bandwidth manager, connection manager, etc.) is guaranteed by the Kerio NG500 system, which allows to surf securely while on board and to manage bandwidth as needed, e.g. if the Owner needs to work aboard, the system allows to limit bandwidth access and use. To guarantee the greatest security possible, the system uses Cisco products from the Catalyst and Aironet professional lines.TELEPHONYThe telephone switchboard is managed through a Cisco Router and the Cisco Unified Communication Manager software. The system includes 17 cordless telephones + 17 landlines, buzzer, fax line and light signals for calls from the Engine Room.CCTV SYSTEM The closed circuit television system manages 10 cameras, two PTZ cameras (one interior and one exterior), a number of external fixed cameras and a 360° fisheye camera, two observation and management stations (one in the wheelhouse and one in the crew mess), through a dedicated Panasonic software and PC touch panel. The Network Disk Recorder allows the captain to make recordings for security, control and surveillance purposes. The CCTV system is integrated in the entertainment section through the Itworks 'Myinfos' app.__________The yacht, which is a winner of the 2019 World Superyacht Awards category ‘Displacement yachts between 500 and 1,999 tonnes,’ was built for US entrepreneur John Staluppi (net worth $500 million, Celebrity Net Worth) with a passion for speed and technology in mind and as a part of his James-Bond inspired-fleet. Nevertheless, Staluppi sold Spectre in February 2019 asking €65,000,000.Meanwhile, the James Bond theme has been driving inspiration for numerous yacht enthusiasts through years. Some yachts have even become ultimate attributives of the story, with Spirit 54 Soufriere appearing in Casino Royale, or Sunseeker Sovereign 17 filmed in Quantum of Solace.Recommended articles : Serial yacht owners: Spectre; Inside John Staluppi's Bond themed superyacht fleet.
110m Custom Project Odin available for € 220 million
One of several models in the new Kriger Projects series of 90 to 150 metres in LOA, the 110-metre Project Odin, is available on sale via IYC asking € 220,000,000, with the 2023 delivery.The concept is presented by award-winning designer Diana Scott and Naval Architect McFarlane Ship-design, with interiors by H2 Yacht Design. Able to host up to 36 guests across 17 cabins and a master suite, the vessel has a potential for luxury charter, along with exclusively private use. Project Odin boasts numerous onboard spaces, including living spaces, formal and informal dining areas, gyms and a lavish cinema room. A defining design feature is the optional fold out balconies throughout the yacht’s living and accommodation areas for a true on-water feel. Large opening superstructure doors would let the light in.Owners will delight in the expansive dedicated owner spaces, including a huge master owners suite, owners spa and gym and a secret staircase that leads directly to the bridge via a private study and library. Wellness enthusiasts would delight in the on board spa zone, complete with a Hammam steam room, snow rooms, water fountains, Finnish saunas, deep relaxation areas, massage rooms, beauty and hair saloons and several different indoor and outdoor work out spaces. A large infinity pool is located on the main deck aft, together with Jacuzzi’s and sunbathing hubs over several decks.What is more, the vessel would come with a spacious tender garage able to be packed full with multiple tenders, toys and watercraft of large seizes.Project Odin boasts an exceptional range of 8000 nautical miles, opening the world up for luxury cruising wherever her new owners may dream to go. This huge range allows her to be self-sufficient and operate in remote areas and a helipad offers extra accessibility for guests to come and go. Powered by twin Diesel engines, the superyacht would cruise at 17 knots, and reach the maximum speed at 21 knots.
Hainan Province in China is temporarily open for foreign yachts
Part of the course on making Hainan Province into the centre of the Chinese yachting industry, local officials will open waters for temporary entry and exit by foreign yachts starting from July 16.Starting from next week, nearly eight coastal areas of Hainan Province, including Boao and Nanshan, will be open for foreign-flagged yachts visit. Hainan will become the first administrative unit of China to adopt the legislation, albeit for a relatively short period of time. The policy will stay in action through January 15, 2020.The provincial Cabinet has made the decision with the approval and even under some pressure from the central authorities of China. The latter see these islands established as the epicentre of the country's yachting life by 2035.The next steps, aimed at achieving the goal, should be liberalisation of offshore duty-free trade and the promotion of cross-border cruise tourism.Still, experts note that the yacht market in China has been very specific and closed in the recent years. In many ways, the reason for that is the policy of the Communist government of Xi Jinping, condemning the public demonstration of wealth, also through a 44% import duty and 36.5% domestic sales tax. Owning a superyacht in China is extremely difficult and unprofitable, that is why Chinese reach mainly avoid owning private yachts.
Heesen delivers full-custom 56m superyacht Galvas
Dutch builder Heesen has shared news on the delivery of its YN 18556 hull previously known as Project Neptune, the 56-metre full custom steel FDHF superyaht Galvas.

Basing upon Heesen’s engineering platform for the 55m FDHF Steel Class, Galvas sports an innovative design penned by British firm H2. The yacht’s subtle paint scheme boasts a silver nuance on the transom, wing station and mast.On the functional side, the exterior design includes tenders stored on the forward deck under hatch covers, while the lower beach club houses water toys. A 3.5-metre long fixed platform provides easy access to the water. In the meantime, warm teak, blue backlit panels and bamboo finishing of the outdoor lounge areas blend with the ocean beyond.

With her interior volume of 770 GT, Galvas offers accommodation to up to 12 guests (with the crew of 13) across six staterooms designed by British design studio Reymond Langton, at the owner’s choice. Meanwhile, his generous 85-square-metre master suite is set forward on the main deck, comprising a private gym with steam room, office, full-beam bedroom and bathroom. The interior architecture throughout the main deck and upper deck saloons is in sycamore combined with understated geometric motifs. The delicate fabrics and soft furnishings interplay with artworks by DKT in glass, gypsum, resin and bronze.Two MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesel engines coupled with the ultra-efficient FDHF steel hull allowed Galvas to exceed her top speed of 15.5 knots during sea trials. At a cruising speed of 13 knots, she will boast a range of 3,100 nautical miles. The yard is particularly proud that YN 18556 is the second yacht in Heesen’s fleet to comply with the latest emissions regulations thanks to an SCR catalytic system reducing NOx exhaust emissions, as long as ecology awareness has been recently in the focus with the major yacht builders.Galvas has already completed rigorous tests in the North Sea, and is now heading to the Mediterranean for her maiden voyage.

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