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Dune, hybrid 60-meter supertender in gold
Spanish designer Eugeni Quitllet has revealed a 60-meter luxury tender that is a hybrid between a...
Heesen 56-meter Project Neptune in details and photos
Heesen has released the details of the fully-custom project YN 18556, now that the steel hull and...
Top 5 sunsets of the week
#1. Dilbar Known throughout its highly secretive build as Project Omar, the 156-meter...
Oyster says, their new sailing yacht will be Aston Martin on water
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Evolution of classics: Codecasa new 65-meter flagship takes shape
The Italian yard has released the first photos of the ongoing 65-meter project from Codecasa...
Hot Lab exclusively for YH: “Inspiration comes from automobiles”
Hot Lab is a yacht design studio created in 2004 by young partners, Antonio Romano, Michele Dragoni...
70-meter Sherakhan relaunched at Icon Yachts
Repainted, refitted and having her machinery upgraded at the Dutch shipyard in a matter of weeks,...
Benetti Delfino 95 launched and named Christella II
Built at Viareggio-based yard for a European owner, the 29-meter Christella II is the first hull in...
Iconic Amels Dancing Hare goes for major refit in Holland
Balk Shipyard was commissioned for an extensive refit of the 57-meter M/Y Dancing Hare, previously...
Fairline Yachts to invest £30m in expansion into larger boats
The British shipyard unveiled its plans to invest £30 million over four years to develop a...
Gill Schmid Design introduces 75m explorer Mystique
The 75-meter ICE-Class explorer Mystique by the New York-based Gill Schmid studio is due to be...
Yacht and the City: top 5 photos of the week
#1. Kismet in Bordeaux The photo by Julien Hubert shows the 95-meter Kismet against the...
Watch Evo 43 transform completely at one touch on iPad (video)
Built and distributed to American customers, the flagship model from the new Evo Yachts brand,...
Unveiled: British S/Y Spirit 111 takes shape
The 34-meter wooden pearl of the British sailing yachts builder is well underway, as show the...
Evidence: motor and sailing yachts meet in this wing-yacht concept
French studio VPLP introduced a 47-meter concept catamaran Evidence powered by a 400-square-meter...
Rosetti teams up with Rolls-Royce on 85-meter explorer
The first explorer mega-yacht project by the Italian commercial shipbuilder will feature Tommaso...
CRN launches 86-meter Explorer Yacht
The Italian historical shipbuilder has teamed up with the acclaimed British studio Harrison...
Ferretti Custom Line launches Project 120
The 38-meter flybridge superyacht of the new Custom Line 120 series, built to the exterior and...
Behind the construction of 68-meter M/Y Day’s by Ice Yachts
The Italian yard Ice Yachts has released a truly sensual “behind the scenes” video, unveiling...
Gulf Craft hands over 41-meter Lulwa
The Emirati shipyard delivered the 41-meter yacht of the Majesty 135 series to a repeat...
Russian Rocket is a 37-meter foiling superyacht
The Moscow-based designer Yuriy Skripnik introduced a new take on the old idea of hydrofoils spread...
Heesen 50-meter project Boreas sold
The Dutch yard has just announced the 5th sale in the passing year, with the 50-meter project...
Largest Turkish mega-yacht Bilgin 263 nears completion
Bilgin 263 flagship project, measuring 80 meters, has been launched today from the yard’s metal...
Video: Ace and her support ship Garcon spotted in Gibraltar
This video unveils the special relation between the Lurssen 87-meter Ace and 67-meter Damen Garcon,...

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Hot Lab exclusively for YH: “Inspiration comes from automobiles”
Hot Lab is a yacht design studio created in 2004 by young partners, Antonio Romano, Michele Dragoni and Enrico Lumini, that since then has been engaged with such brands as Baglietto, Heesen, and Fincantieri. Left to right: Michele Dragoni, Antonio Romano and Enrico Lumini. This interview with Antonio was recorded in the middle of his trips between Milan, Istanbul, and Monaco. He talked to Yacht Harbour about his cultural roots, challenges of doing business in Italy, the studio’s current projects, plans to expand into other luxury products and… he disclosed what his favorite car is. Since you’ve just returned from Turkey, how is the business going there? Hot Lab has become increasingly popular in Turkey after we delivered the refit project for the 43-meter Keyla that belongs to a very important Turkish family. We have three in-build yachts in Istanbul commissioned by our private clients. Two of them are under construction at Yildiz Shipyard and the third one is both exterior and interior design for the 68-meter M/Y Day’s built at AES Yacht. Besides, we’ve just started the 55-meter project called Nacré, which is our fourth in-build project in Turkey and the first for Sarp Yachts. The business is good. Yachting culture has developed a lot among local owners and shipyards.Turkish yards are now able to produce top-level quality leisure vessels. M/Y Keyla interior by Hot Lab. In 2014 this collaboration between the Milanese studio and RMK Marine won the Best Rebuilt Yacht at World Superyacht Awards.The “made in Italy” trademark has become kind of a cliché nowadays, and yachting is not an exception. How do you benefit from your Italian roots and still manage to differentiate yourself from other Italian studios? From the Ancient Roma to Renaissance, beautiful cathedrals and palazzos surround us. So, art is in our blood. That is why the best part of furniture firms is located in Italy and the best part of supercar builders too. By the way, our partner Michele Dragoni has a background in car design and the other partner, Enrico Lumini is an architect. So, our private customers, as well as international shipyards appreciate the Italian way of doing design. However, Hot Lab is one of the few studios in this country having seven yachts in-build this year. We find ourselves so well positioned on the market because we put a stress on the technical part of our designs. We don’t claim to be artists. We are professional designers. And we believe that this combination of Italian style and world-class technical expertise is our formula of success.VSY 67m explorer project: exterior and interior design by Hot LabYou have various designs inspired by contemporary or vintage automobiles, such as the Baglietto V-Line concepts. Would you be ready to go even further and embark on a crossover project launched by a premium car brand? That would be lovely! As we work on our projects, the main inspiration comes from the automotive world, because it is at the forefront the in terms of research and design solutions. So, there is an idea to create something new. And we have already started something, but it is a little secret of mine at the moment. Then, what's your favorite car? Ferrari F40. It is a masterpiece of the 80s. Ferrari F40By the way, your our 50-meter Ipanema echoes the Ferrari lines and its signature red hue. This year the boat made it to the final of WSA. What were the main challenges for you in this project?Ipanema started four years ago as the project M50 for Mondomarine shipyard. Our client liked her early exterior design and didn’t request any major changes to it. However, he chose that particular red color. And the red is not so easy to apply to such a big yacht. As a result, the red and white colors of the hull and superstructure are intentionally kept apart. Perhaps, you cannot see it in the picture, but there is always a black line that separates the two colors. And in reality, it creates a very powerful effect. M/Y Ipanema What launches of yours should we expect in the coming year? The launch of the 30-meter project A100+, which was our first collaboration with Arcadia on the exterior and interior design, is due for May 2018. We’ll also have the 43-meter yacht for Yildiz, where we contributed to the interior design. However, of the seven boats under construction now, the most important one will be the 68-meter Day’s that will arrive between 2019 and 2020. M/Y Day's developed by Ice Yachts at AES Yacht facility in TurkeyLooking back, 2017 was a very important year for us. We developed four V-Line projects with Baglietto, ranging from 38 to 50 meters. We are also proud of our 67-meter explorer concept for VSY, as we consider this yard to be the best in Italy in terms of quality shipbuilding. We have also recently announced the 113-meter project Ganimede designed for Fincantieri. By the way, in December we are hosting in our hometown a private event called Hot Lab Rendez-Vous. On this occasion, we’ll update the market, but most importantly our clients, on what we have done and what we have in progress.What, in your opinion, will be the trends in yachting design in 2018? Yachting is a very traditional industry. New trends slowly make their way on the market. From what we can see in 2017, the client prefers to spend more time outdoors, but also to observe what is happening outside from the inside of the yacht. So, all that is related to panoramic glazing and glass sliding doors will surely prevail. The client also wants to have a closer relationship with the water. That’s why the beach club is no longer a single platform, but various platforms that may even be joined together. Hot Lab design for Fincantieri 113m concept GanimedeAnd what about the digital in yachting? Do you embrace the trend? Sure. Clients become more and more addicted to their mobile phones and, consequently, to touch-pad technology onboard. Now there is also a trend to bring IMAX private theaters onboard superyachts. So, we have projects that feature this technology as well. In fact, digital is a great help for designers, as it allows creating a virtual reality that can give the client a clear idea of the future exterior design. However, the main part of the design is in your brain. So, virtually any idea, from the profile of the yacht to the interior design inspiration, is first drawn in pencil.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/rbf5I74BHd0" frameborder="0" gesture="media" allow="encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Oyster says, their new sailing yacht will be Aston Martin on water
Light and fast, the carbon fiber 33-meter S/Y Alpha promises to be the Aston Martin on the water, claims the British shipyard that has teamed up with the US-based Reichel-Pugh studio to deliver their latest project to a repeat owner. David Tydeman, Oyster Yachts CEO, explains the difference between the sporty sloop-rigged Alpha and the yard’s in-build flagship Oyster 118 that with its solid structure is meant to venture far offshore: “The choice is perhaps akin to a decision about whether to use the Range Rover [Oyster 118] or the Aston Martin [Alpha]. One is definitely fun for the blast to the golf club, but the other you’d choose for the longer drive up to the Scottish Highlands.” The sailboat is offered in two design versions: one with a wedge deck (left) and the other with a more traditional deck (right), the choice being left to the discretion of the customer. Alpha will be able to accommodate up to eight guests in her four en-suite staterooms, including a full-beam master-suite in the bow, and six members of crew. The flagship 36-meter Oyster 118, developed in partnership with Humphreys Yacht Design, is due for delivery in spring 2020.
5 reasons to invest in Fast Support Vessel 6711
Delivered in 2014 by Damen, parent company of Amels, and Monaco-based Imperial Yachts acting as owner's representative and build-supervisor throughout the process, Fast Support Vessel 6711 is part of the Dutch shipyard's Sea Axe series, dedicated to building support vessels for superyachts. Now looking for a new owner through Imperial, here are some of the main reasons why she's worth investing in.Any superyacht, no matter how large it is, ultimately faces constraints as to what it can carry onboard due to a finite amount of space. To adapt to this, compromises are often made with regards to the tenders used and the toys found onboard. Having the 6711 as a Fast Support Vessel however, lets its owner no longer compromise and get the best possible tenders and toys thanks to the 6711's 275 square meters of open deck space.Not only can the 6711 expand the mothership's arsenal of tenders, it can also welcome a set of toys that the vast majority of superyachts could never accommodate. One example of such a toy is, for example, a 3-person Triton submarine that the 67-meter support vessel is able to gracefully carry and quickly launch when needed.Helicopter operations are often an afterthought for superyachts, this is however not the case with this Sea Axe. Amongst the 6711's key features is commercial-grade helipad (D-value: 14m and 5,000kg) located aft of its upper deck, which can accommodate the largest helicopters on the market. A refueling station is also built into the yacht with a capacity to carry up to 5,000l of Jet A-1 fuel.Sea Axe support vessels are by nature impressive, the 6711 takes this to another level. One of the key, custom features on this 67-meter yacht is her dedicated dive center, with a built-in decompression chamber, an amenity that was built on purpose for the 6711, making it a unique support vessel on the market.From a technical standpoint, the 6711 is powered by 4 incredibly powerful MTU 16V 4000 engines, which give the yacht a maximum speed of 19 knots and allow her to cruise for up to 8,720 nautical miles at 15 knots, consuming just 660 liters of fuel per hour. This makes her an ideal option to send ahead of the mothership and explore bays and secluded areas ahead of the mothership's arrival.Project managed and commissioned by Imperial Yachts, the 67.15-meter support yacht is now looking for a new owner with her asking price available upon request.Sponsored by Imperial YachtsC. Johan Kaasjager E. j.kaasjager@imperial-yachts.com T. +33 607 93 09 09
Top 5 sunsets of the week
#1. Dilbar Known throughout its highly secretive build as Project Omar, the 156-meter yacht was launched at Lurssen facility in 2015. Upon her delivery to the Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov the following year, the boat was christened Dilbar after her owner’s mother. With her gross tonnage of 15.917 tons, she has officially become the world's largest yacht by volume. The mega-yacht boasts exterior design by Espen Oeino and interior styling by Andrew Winch. Dilbar features a combined 3.800 square meters of living space, being able to host up to 40 guests and a crew of 80.Photo courtesy of Julien Hubert. #2. Mayan Queen IV Owned by Mexican mining magnate, Alberto Bailleres, the 93-meter Mayan Queen IV was delivered by Blohm + Voss in 2008. The superyacht boasts a distinctive two-toned hull structure designed by Tim Heywood, though very little is known about her interior, except that it was designed by Terence Disdale. She has a touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck and two small craft garages, one forward and one on the aft, the latter being convertible into a beach club when the tender is launched. Bought at an estimated price between $140 and $150 million, the yacht costs approximately $15 million a year to operate, according to yachting publications, which apparently isn't a problem for her owner, who regularly cruises around the world. #3. Blues Built in GRP by South African yard Southern Wind. The saiboat was delivered in 2010, with Nauta Design responsible for the general concept, interior design and exterior styling. Her wardrobe of carbon fiber sails is from Quantum Sails in South Africa, while, under power, a 305hp diesel engine gives her a cruising speed of 10 knots. As for accommodation, guest quarters comprise a master suite, VIP suite and two twin cabins, all with en-suite shower facilities. This year Blues was put up for sale, asking €5,400,000. #4. Radiant Built by Lurssen in 2009 to Tim Heywood exterior design, Radiant has a length of 110 meters, a beam of 16.2 meters and a 4.6-meter draft. Commissioned by Boris Berezovsky, Russian billionaire, who died in London in 2013 after having lost a huge lawsuit against his former partner Roman Abramovich, this yacht was supposed to rival Abramovich's Pelorus. The mega-yacht was sold for € 240 million to Abdulla al Futtaim, owner of the Dubai-based conglomerate active in retail, automotive, technology and real estate. Edmiston claimed a sales commission on the purchase, which Berezovsky denied to pay. In 2011 a commission of € 6.0 million was finally rewarded to the brokerage firm by London court decision. #5. S/Y A The 142.8-meter S/Y A by Nobiskrug is the largest sail-assisted motor yacht in the world. She was built in 2017 for Andrey Melnichenko to the design by Philippe Starck, who was also responsible for the Russian billionaire's M/Y A exterior. With masts taller than Big Ben at nearly 100 meters in height, S/Y A reaches a top speed of 20 knots without using her sails. She boasts a digital control system that has a touch-sensitive sheet of black glass, allowing the crew to raise and lower sails and the anchor with a simple swipe. Among the yacht's key features is also an underwater observation pod and a large swimming pool with a retractable roof located towards the bow of the boat. Photo by David Parody.
Heesen 56-meter Project Neptune in details and photos
Heesen has released the details of the fully-custom project YN 18556, now that the steel hull and superstructure were joined together at the shipyard’s facility in Oss. The yacht that is rapidly taking shape after the laying the keel in January, was christened Neptune. British studio H2 worked on the Heesen pre-engineered FDHF platform to create a contemporary profile that retains the Dutch yard’s family look. The subtle paint scheme has a silver nuance on the transom, wing station and mast. On the functional side, the exterior design includes tenders conveniently stored on the forward deck under hatch covers on the foredeck. The lower beach club houses water toys. A 3.5-meter long fixed platform provides easy access to the water. Warm teak, blue backlit panels and bamboo finishing of the outdoor lounge areas blend with the ocean beyond. The owner appointed Reymond Langton to create a bright and elegant interior, making the most of the boat’s 770 GT. His 85-square-meter apartment 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 in glass, gypsum, resin and bronze. Accommodation for eight guests is split across four suites on the lower deck, all with king-size beds and private bathrooms. The fifth cabin is located on the bridge deck. Both owners and guests will be discreetly serviced by the 13 crew thanks to separate crew corridors and stairs. Project Neptune complies with Lloyds 100A1 SSC Yacht LMC, Large Commercial Yacht LY3 and IMO Tier III exhaust emission regulations. Powered by twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 engines, the boat will reach a maximum speed of 15.5 knots with a cruising range at 13 knots of 4.300 nautical miles.Neptune is due for delivery in 2019.

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