Italian shipyard VSY has announced that construction is almost complete on the as-yet-unnamed VSY 64M superyacht designed by Espen Oeino and from the same series as motor yachts CANDYSCAPE II and ROMA.
VSY64M motor yacht – © VSY
The naval architecture for the steel-hulled superyacht comes from Laurent Giles Naval Architects in collaboration with the shipyard, the latter also responsible for her engineering.
Numerous improvements have been made on the previous hulls, and this latest 209.9ft luxury yacht will have a diesel-electric bow and stern auxiliary thrusters to enhance manoeuvrability and stability. Four high-powered generators are encased in sound-insulated cabins to reduce disturbance to guests, and two generators can be taken offline for maintenance while the others remain operational.
Aerial view – rendering – © VSY
The General Plan also updates the crew service areas and the laundry has been moved closer to a more practical amidships position. In the standard plan, guests are treated to two spacious lounges on the main deck (where a formal dining area to seat 12 is also placed in the space) and on the upper deck, where there is room for a grand piano for live entertainment. A glass circular lift (elevator) will connect the floors from the lower deck accommodation up to the sundeck and its swimming pool.
aft deck rendering – © VSY
The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests and the flexible layout can provide up to eight cabins, three of which can be placed on the main deck behind the full-beam forward Master suite, or alternatively on the upper deck. The crew accommodation sleeps 18, with the Captain’s cabin behind the helm station on the upper deck and the rest of the crew cabins on the lower deck in the bow.
The main propulsion will come from a pair of CATERPILLAR 3516B engines producing 2000 kW, allowing for a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 5,000 nautical miles. For electrical power, there are four CATERPILLAR C9 engines that produce 200 kW each. VSY has continued its collaboration with Kongsberg, Norwegian suppliers of automation systems, and a KONGSBERG® Integrated Control system is installed and integrates navigation, propulsion control and ship automation functionality.
Stored on board is a wide selection of toys and tenders, which include two 7m/23ft tenders, a 4m/14ft rescue launch and two water scooters.
The 64M luxury yacht will be launched and delivered in the next few months.
The Italian shipyard CRN is currently getting ready for the launch of its 79-metre superyacht CRN 135, which will represent the second largest luxury yacht built by the yard; first being the 2013-launched motor yacht CHOPI CHOPI measuring 80 metres.
79m CRN Yacht CRN 135 – Photo © CRN Yachts
CRN 135 was designed by Zuccon International Project featuring striking yet timeless lines and exterior design, which is combined with elegant interiors by Laura Sessa. The yacht boasts spacious interiors and expansive deck areas, offering numerous places to socialise and relax. Twelve guests are accommodated across six suites, including one large master suite.
CRN getting ready to launch superyacht CRN 135 – Photo © CRN Yachts
A feature not to be missed is her impressive beach club that, in addition to opening at the transom, opens up on both sides of the yacht, offering even more space and greater access to water and water toys.
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What could be better than a last-minute luxury yacht charter in a sunny Caribbean climate? A special reduced rate of course, which is exactly what the 27m Horizon motor yacht AQUA LIFE is offering. Don’t miss out, she still has available weeks between February 22nd and March 22nd at only $43,000 per week. Launched in 2015, she has interior design by Scott Carpenter and accommodates up to 8 guests, in 4 cabins.
Enjoying the Caribbean yacht charter vacation
Sumptuous interior living and well-appointed exterior decks make her the ideal choice for a luxurious getaway. Stepping inside the yacht the open plan salon and dining offers a generous lounge aft and formal dining forward. Neutral fabrics and warm woods pair beautifully, to create an elegant ambience. With surrounding windows, a large sliding door aft and access to the forward country galley, space is exceptional wet lit with natural light.
Below deck, there is a master stateroom, VIP suite, a convertible twin to double and an upper and lower bunk cabin. Stepping onto the spacious decks, charter guests will find the shaded aft deck perfect for socializing, with alfresco dining, a bar, access to the salon and steps to the swim platform and water toys. Moving to the foredeck is an intimate seating and sunning space. The Horizon yacht has a generous sundeck, featuring alfresco dining, a further bar and partial shade.
NOTABLE FEATURES for AQUA LIFE:
~Lovely fresh interior décor
~ Two full beam cabins
~ Two alfresco dining areas
~ Excellent boat speeds of up to 26 knots
~ Planing hull design
~Stabilizers at anchor
~ Great selection of water toys
Motor yacht AQUA LIFE
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Built under project name Antares, hull YN 18455 was launched in early January and christened superyacht VIDA and represents the third vessel in the 55m FDHF Steel class. She is now entering the system commissioning phase and preparing for sea trials.
Heesen yachts motor yacht VIDA
Frank Laupman of Omega Architects is responsible for her striking masculine exterior features, boasting a clean profile with huge glazed surfaces, allowing for bright interiors with plenty of natural light flooding in.
The close collaboration of the Owner and the shipyard resulted in a beautiful, customised superyacht that will be used as a mothership to the owner’s fleet of fishing yachts. VIDA’s notable features include the ability to refuel and re-charge two sport fishing boats, allowing for several days out at sea without the need to return to base.
Heesen yachts unveil 55m superyacht VIDA
Be Design Associates were brought in to create the interior decor, having previously worked on several residential projects with the owner. They applied for their work on the architectural structure designed by Francesco Paszkowski and Margherita Casprini. Be Design Associates created an overall warm and homely ambience with the use of natural materials and finishes, together with a soft colour palette, resulting in a sophisticated and elegant ambience.
Accommodation on board is offered in a huge 80sqm master stateroom located forward on the main deck and five additional guest suite on the lower deck.
VIDA (ex project ANTARES)
VIDA has a range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots, while she is able to reach a maximum speed of 16 knots at 55-metres and 740GGT. Her FDHF was designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects, offering great performance combined with comfort and efficiency.
She is now getting ready for the sea trials in the North Sea and is scheduled for delivery in Spring 2019. VIDA will also be present at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show in September following her debut summer cruise in the Mediterranean.
NBA Basketball Star Tony Parker’s superyacht Kando 110 is progressing well under construction at the Turkish shipyard AvA Yachts, with a delivery planned for 2020. Representing the second hull of this model, her keel was laid in early January this year and the construction of the steel hull is progressing according to the plans.
Kando 2 motor yacht
The Chairman and Founder of AvA Yachts, Atilla Kucukdiker commented “We are all working hard and looking forward to producing a premium-quality product that will be proudly displayed at the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival. Construction is well under way and Kando #2 will be a testimony to the skilled workforce that AvA Yachts and Antalya has to offer.”
KANDO 110 hull number 2 features a bulbous bow and is built in steel and aluminium. She will be fitted with two Volvo-Penta 650hp engines reaching 6,400 nautical miles of range at an economical speed of 10 knots.
KANDO Hull number 2 under construction
A full displacement vessel, her interior volume will be 340GT and will include six cabins to accommodate the owners and guests (up to 12 people) while serviced by a crew of six. The accommodation and socialising areas spread over four decks and boast a light, contemporary interior decor chosen by Mr Parker and his wife.
Kando 2 motor yacht profile
Kando #2 is built to Bureau Veritas Charter Yacht Unrestricted Navigation and is MCA LY3 compliant.
New yacht brand Amasea Yachts has created an original all-aluminium tri-deck luxury catamaran concept H2OME, the AMASEA 84ft/25m, to provide potential Owners with greater options for multi-hulled motor catamarans. At a length of 25m/84ft, the catamaran concept is slightly larger than most luxury catamarans entering the market (around 23.7m/78ft) and features an extra deck level and a separate crew service area.
H2OME catamaran yacht by Amasea Yachts rendering by night
High-speed catamaran specialist Dr Albert Nazarov provided her exterior styling and naval architecture, and her design and technology ensure that she is able to cross the Atlantic without the need to refuel. Sufficient dry and cold storage means that H2OME can remain self-sufficient at sea for up to six weeks. The limited production allows for extensive interior customisation using high-quality materials.
H2OME catamaran yacht by Amasea Yachts – aft view
“I decided to go back to the drawing board when I was in the market for a 20-25m catamaran to cruise the world, but couldn’t find what I was looking for,” explained Amasea Yachts founder Jack Wijnants. “They were all expensive, limited in how much the interiors could be personalised, and generally finished using low-quality materials. Moreover, there was very little privacy for guests, as the crew have to use the same galley facilities. The whole story started with our own requirements that could not be met by composite builders. So I decided to develop my own catamaran, and on showing it to some yacht broker friends, they told me that I should market it.”
25m (84ft) H2OME catamaran yacht by Amasea Yachts
The three decks instead of the more conventional two grant the ability for a more flexible, customised layout and in one such example the Master suite can be placed on the main or lower deck. Two galleys are possible in the layout: One for guests and one for crew, enhancing privacy aboard the catamaran.
H2OME catamaran yacht by Amasea Yachts – exterior
Amasea Yachts will set up its own shipyard in Turkey to oversee construction, where the hull and superstructure will be built from 5083 aluminium alloy. The hull with be specially reinforced for cruising in high latitudes. Once the build is completed, the interior can then be entirely customised by the Owner and negotiations are ongoing for the decor to be completed at a shipyard in Italy or the Netherlands.
H2OME catamaran yacht by Amasea Yachts
The first unit is projected to take 18-20 months to complete, following which subsequent hulls will have a reduced build time of 13-16 months with up to seven hulls in production per year.
The eagerly anticipated Dubai International Boat Show, now in its 27th year, will showcase along the Dubai Canal an incredible range of luxury yachts from the world’s most prestigious brands from February 26th until March 2nd.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the DIBS 2018
Annually attracting over 400 exhibitors and 800 brands and companies from more than 60 countries, the Dubai International Boat Show comprehensively covers all aspects of the luxury yachting lifestyle. On show will be an exhaustive supply of the latest cutting-edge water toys, cutting-edge cars at Super Car Promenade and boutique shopping at Retail Village, and this year’s Dive MENA Expo, the largest of its kind and the only event for the Middle East and North Africa and drawing thousands of international divers to share in knowledge and talks.
Majesty 140 yacht in Dubai
The highlight of the exhibits, however, is the ever-popular Superyacht Avenue, which becomes a week-long home to the largest and newest motor yachts and sailing yachts from across the globe: Amels, Feadship, Heesen, CRN, Benetti, Lurssen, Oceanco and Baglietto are just some of the confirmed names, while the small-to-mid-sized luxury yacht category displays vessels from Gulf Craft, Princess Yachts, Azimut, Ferretti, Riviera Boats, Inata, Victory Team, with the MAJESTY 100 and MAJESTY 140 confirmed from Gulf Craft, and the PRINCESS F70 from Princess Yachts.
CharterWorld continues its collaboration with the event as media partners to the Dubai International Boat Show.
The 62m Ancona superyacht MARY-JEAN II is offering remaining weeks in February and March, cruising the idyllic Caribbean with an incredible 25% discount on the regular rate; a deal not to be missed! Launched in 2010, she has naval architecture by ISA and interior design the work of Mark Berryman. Up to 12 charter guests are accommodated over 7 cabins.
MARY-JEAN II superyacht offering a great selection of water toys
The yacht features a stunning blue hull and elegant sweeping lines, her exceptional Italian craftsmanship is evident throughout, from the spacious exterior living to the sumptuous interior spaces. There is an open plan main salon with formal dining placed forward, a pop-up TV and cocktail bar.
Fabulous Jacuzzi on the sun deck
Her sky lounge has a generous seating area, bar and entertainment facilities, making both areas ideal for gathering with friends and family. Seven cabins comprise a master stateroom on the main deck, a guest double also on the main deck, a VIP cabin on the upper deck, plus 2 double and 2 twin cabins convertible into double cabins, situated on the lower deck.
Main deck looking inside the saloon
Exterior living aboard the MARY-JEAN II is laid over 3 levels, which include an aft deck with comfortable seating, an upper aft deck with alfresco dining and a bar, perfect for evening refreshments and memorable meals. On the sundeck, the Ancona has a further alfresco dining option, bar, entertainment, sun loungers, sun pads, jacuzzi and day head.
Main saloon offers large sofas and a great place to relax and socialise
Notable features for MARY-JEAN II:
~ Beautiful blue exterior hull
~ 3 spacious decks
~ An extended swim platform with an excellent assortment of water toys
~ Contemporary interior décor
~ Main deck master stateroom
~ Good cruising speeds of up to 17 knots
~ RYA approved water sports centre
~ Versatile cabin layout with two twin cabins convertible into doubles
~ Great interior amenities
~ 16 professional crew
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Pershing has used the occasion of Boot Düsseldorf 2019 to unveil the new PERSHING 8X motor yacht, built from carbon fibre and representing an evolution of its PERSHING 9X predecessor.
PERSHING 8X – Image credit © Pershing : Ferretti Group
The material brings the benefits of reduced weight, enhanced speed and lower fuel consumption while at the same time allowing for greater interior volume for the designer to create comfortable guest areas.
The new on board systems integrate propulsion with manoeuvrability, monitoring and navigation systems, ensuring that Owners find piloting a PERSHING 8X at high speeds fun and accessible. One of the most notable new features for the entire industry is the new music hull, which makes it possible to listen to music while diving or swimming underwater.
Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee worked in collaboration with yacht designer Fulvio De Simoni and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department. Measuring 25m/83ft with a draft of 5.8m/19ft, the PERSHING 8X is an option below the 30m size category that will appeal to young families and small groups.
The exterior has an aft swim platform that leads into the tender garage with room for one Sportjet 345 jet tender and a jet ski. The foredeck hosts a C-shaped sofa and a sunpad on the bow, and the foremost part can be turned into another sofa to create an alfresco dining space.
The 22m²/236ft² main deck aft is shaded close to the doors to the interior and places a sofa and coffee table forward with a sun pad along the stern. If needed, the table can be lowered to create a second relaxation area, free from additional furniture. To port, there is a stairway of black painted steel covered in teak leading up to the sundeck, which contains a mobile grill and sink as well as storage compartments and lockers on both bulwarks. The 15m²/161ft² sundeck is also furnished with a 5m²/53ft² sunpad and a sofa adjacent. A retractable sun screen is placed in front of the helm station, and biminis and sun canopies can protect all alfresco living areas.
The main lounge can be combined with the main deck aft to create an open space of 50m²/538ft² comprised of alfresco lounge, inside the lounge, formal dining area and helm station. At the helm station there is double-side access and allows the crew to work without disturbing the Owner and his or her guests.
The lounge has a C-shaped sofa and chaise-lounger placed to starboard with a TV opposite integrated into the cabinetry. The formal dining area seats up to eight guests, who have marvellous views of the surroundings. The helm station was designed in conjunction with Poltrona Frau and the three independent chairs are upholstered in ‘Interior in Motion’ leather.
The port side of the helm station leads down to the lower deck, where a central corridor connects to four guest cabins: A full-beam Master suite amidships, two double cabins to port and starboard farther forward that have the capacity for a Pullman berth in each, and a VIP stateroom in the bow.
The Owner’s suite features an area of 20m²/215ft² and is furnished with a super king bed with a TV opposite, a chaise-lounge and a vanity. A walk-in wardrobe is placed to port and the bathroom to starboard aft of the bed. With the amenities placed behind, there is greater insulation from the engine room which is situated 5m/16ft from the guest accommodation.
Aft of the Master suite is the naturally-lit galley with stairway access to the main deck aft, and as a result, the crew area (comprised one single cabin and one double cabin, with shared bathroom and separate shower) can be completely separated from the guest area for greater privacy. The crew also have access to the engine room from the crew area, and all areas on the lower deck have headroom exceeding 2m/6.5ft.
In terms of technical specs, there are several options available for the engines, the standard being twin MTU 16V 2000 M96 engines creating 2435 MHP each, in conjunction with TopSystem surface drive propulsion and surface propellers. As a result, preliminary data suggests that the open yacht is able to reach a top speed of 45 knots and cruising speed up to 38 knots, with a maximum range of 320 nautical miles.
An alternative is the old PERSHING 82 engine arrangement consisting of twin 2638 MHP MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines with which the PERSHING 8X is expected to reach and even exceed 48 knots and cruising at a powerful 41 knots.
Seattle-based shipyard Delta Marine has announced that it launched the 53.4m/175ft superyacht MLR (ex.PROJECT 174046) earlier this week. Jonathan Quinn Barnett designed the interior and exterior styling, with the Delta Marine in-house team producing her naval architecture.
Motor yacht MLR getting ready for launch at Delta Marine shipyard – Photo © Delta Marine
Constructed with an aluminium hull and composite superstructure, M/Y MLR will have a shallow draft for navigating waterways and providing close beach access. In addition, a pair of 3,860 HP MTU diesel engines will power her through the water.
Her raked bow adds modern definition to a classic appearance, which is further enhanced by her metallic grey hull paint that shows brown tones at night from the glow of the warm interior lighting. Her clean white curving superstructure and extensive glazing across the decks ensure that light penetrates all floors for incredible views and natural illumination. Sizeable aft decks in addition to her sundeck and bow will give her generous room for guest facilities.
More information on the interior layout and luxury amenities installed has yet to be released by the shipyard.