Wednesday, December 11, 2013
On Thursday morning the 5th of December the Alloy Yachts launched crew the 56.4m (185ft) "Mondango 3" into the water in Auckland, New Zealand.
She is a 56.4m ketch designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Some of her main features include a swing down centerboard, twin sub-deck tender wells, and aft deck spa pool (wow on a yacht). She has 5 cabins to accommodate up to 11 guests. The interior design was developed by the London based studio Reymond Langton Design and her rigs were built by New Zealand based Southern Spars with her sails supplied by North.
Mondango 3 will be handed over to her owner in late February 2014 but post handover she will be available for charter through Burgess Yachts.
Monday, December 9, 2013
The FB502 M/Y "Panthera" is the second yacht in the 500s series. The first one, FB501 "Imagination", was introduced in 2010 and the third one, FB503 is scheduled for delivery spring 2014. The 500-series megayachts are constructed at Benetti's Livorno boatyard and are 100% aluminium, 47m (154ft) in length and 8.8m wide. They will be able to get to a maximum speed 24kts and cruising speed 22kts.
Panthera will be a fast and comfortable megayacht with a sleek exterior styling. Her clean lines and large tinted oval windows blend perfectly with the metallic silver colour of the exterior, that give her a some what stealthy appearance. One of the key features added by the owner that give Panthera a contemporary interior style is the large fashion photos hung throughout the yacht's main areas. The photos are black and white, colour, large, small, framed, unframed and portray female international models and actresses.
She has four decks the lower, main, upper, and sun deck. The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins which include a full beam VIP cabin with a double bed, walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom. Another two double guest cabins with an ensuite bathrooms also occupy this level. The garage which is situated aft can hold both a tender and a jet ski and has a large door opening onto a large stern swimming platform nearly 10m2.
On the main deck you will find the main saloon, pantry and the owner's suite towards the bow. The owner's suite is full beam cabin with a spectacular view towards the bow which has access to a private exterior lounge. The cabin also has a spacious office, walk-in closet, and an ensuite bathroom with Bisazza mosaics.
The upper deck has a large exterior area at the stern with couches and a covered skylounge. It also has a second VIP cabin, the captain's cabin, and the bridge. Towards the bow there is a second area dedicated to open air living with enormous sunpad in the middle. The upper deck skylounge is one of the Panthera's really special areas. It includes a fully equipped media room with lounge couches and a 46 inch movie screen. It can also be transformed into a disco with strobe lights, LEDs and a sound system that includes a high-end vintage turntable.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
40S made her debut earlier this year at the Monaco Yacht Show and now she is on the market for sale. The S "Sport" in her name indicates the high performance of this superyacht. She is equipped with two diesel engines which will give a top speed of 23kts, with the ability to easily cruise at 18-20kts.
For those of you who didn't know she is also a "Hybrid" because of her green attitude and ability. She is able to offer a completely new way of yachting, more conscious and respectful in caring of the environment.
She is able to accommodate ten guests in five staterooms with the owner's suite and study located forward on the main deck, and she also accommodates seven crew members.
With plenty of deck spaces, various sunning and dining arrangements and zero speed stabilizers, the unique 40m (131ft) is RINA classed, LY2, Green Plus, Hybrid Propulsion and AUT CCS compliant. She is currently at Monaco's Port Hercule for showings, so if you are in the area be sure to head down an have a look at this beauty.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Baltic Yachts just announced the sale of a new high performance cruising superyacht. The contract details for this sleek 35m (115ft) were finalised just before the Monaco Yacht Show earlier this year, with the build start scheduled for sometime in this month.
Nauta Design has taken on the task for her exterior styling and interior design, while judel/vrolijk has used their know how and expertise to to take charge of the hull lines (expect a fast superyacht). The superyacht will have a full carbon sandwich construction and be equipped with a lifting keel. She will be able to accommodate 8 guests in one owners suite, a VIP cabin and two guest cabins.
Nigel Ingram from MCM is managing the project with delivery taking place in Autumn 2015. The superyacht racing circuit is getting busier all the time, bring on the competition!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Oceanic Yachts is an exciting new line of megayachts from Cantieri Navale di Ostia – Canados. A range of fast explorers ranging from 27m (90ft) to 43m (140ft), which is the result of a close interaction with their customers over the 66 years the Italian builder has been up and running.
Some of the main features are: extended outdoor and indoor living volumes, ability to carry large toys and tenders, high performance and ability to navigate at economic speed with low fuel consumption which results in reduced overall operating costs.
They also designed and developed an innovative hull concept named "Displanning", a combination of the words 'displacement' and 'planning'. The "Displanning" hull concept offers the best of both displacement and semi-planning configurations, more specifically displacement at speeds under 14kts and semi-planning above that speed. The displacement speeds offer low consumption and longer range, while semi-planning offers higher performance.
The 27m pocket explorer as seen in the image below has those iconic smooth Italian lines. She will be available in two engine configurations, either a straight diesel or an electric diesel both of which will give a maximum speed of 27.5kts. Her older sister the 43m will have a top speed of 27kts and a range of 4,900nm at a speed of 8.5kts. She also has those smooth Italian exterior lines and a large aft deck for tender and toy storage on those long expeditions.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Claydon Reeves were delighted to be invited by Pendennis to submit a concept megayacht for inclusion in their 25th Anniversary Book. Meteora is the 59m (194ft) megaryacht concept created by the design studio which is influenced by car design and in particular American muscle cars.
Many modern megayachts are described as being inspired by particular cars, but usually the designs are attempting to resemble a four-wheeled object too closely. Claydon Reeves have tried to use the elements, curves, lines, and masculine appearance of "the muscle car" to create Meteora.
She has an overall exterior profile that's low and sleek but in a way even bold and aggressive. Her high bow and long foredeck give her the muscular tones of the American muscle car. Beneath her bold outer exterior is an interior that will be fully customisable by a new owner.
- Length: 59m (194ft)
- Beam: 11.8m (39ft)
- Draft 3.55m (12ft)
- Guests: 12
Monday, November 25, 2013
Lurssen have reviled they delivered the largest megayacht in the world "Azzam" which measures 180m (590ft) on 22nd October 2013.
In addition to being the largest yacht in the world with a length of 180m and with a top speed of over 30kts she adds another record in terms of building time: less than three years from steel cutting following one year of engineering, pretty impressive!
This enormous achievement was the brain child of Eng. Mubarak Saad al Ahbabi who is the principal designer and the man who defined the original creative idea based on his in-depth knowledge of the environment.
Azzam's innovative design was developed by Mario Pedol from Nauta Yachts. The interior design was created by the renowned French designer Christophe Leoni who is excited to have been able to realize a sophisticated and luxurious interior in a turn of the century Empire style.
- Length: 180m (590ft)
- Beam: 20.8m (68ft)
- Draft: 4.3m (14ft)
- Speed: > 30kts