Italian shipyard Benetti is preparing to launch its largest luxury yacht to date: 107m/351ft mega yacht FB 277, after she emerged from the shed at Livorno late last week.
Benetti megayacht FB277
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, M/Y FB 277 is entirely the work of the shipyard with her naval architecture, exterior styling and interior styling produced by in-house teams. She has a full load displacement of 3,300 tons and covers six decks with a beam of 15.2m/49.8ft.
Benetti megayacht FB277
Megayacht FB 277 is due to launch on the 18th of December and is the first of three motor yachts over 100m/328ft to be launched by Benetti this winter season.
Benetti to launch mega yacht FB277
Refitted in 2018, the 31.39m (103’) motor yacht BLACKWOOD (ex Serendipity) is available for luxury charter vacations in Northern America cruising the enchanting and breathtaking destination of Alaska.
Motor yacht BLACKWOOD
BLACKWOOD is serviced by a professional crew of four, ensuring everyone on board has a fantastic time, fully enjoying the charter experience and relaxing to the max. Up to nine guests will find comfortable, deluxe accommodation in four cabins, which include one master, one VIP one double and one triple cabin. All accommodation offers private ensuite bathroom facilities and amenities.
Saloon with dining area
The elegant and spacious saloon offers a large sofa around a coffee table as well as an adjacent dining area with a table seating all guests. Another dining area is offered by the aft exterior deck, with an excellent alfresco option.
Guest will enjoy additional activities such as kayaking, hiking and discovering Alaska’s treasures, enjoying the amazing natural environment and relaxed atmosphere. The yacht is powered by two 12V92TA Detroit Diesel reaching a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
The stunning 62m/203ft Benetti superyacht MINE GAMES has been renamed to LUMIERE II and is available for charter this winter in the Caribbean & Bahamas. Built in 2010 and last refitted in 2015, superyacht LUMIERE II offers an opulent interior from Studio Massari and large outdoor deck areas offering a Jacuzzi and helipad.
Motor Yacht LUMIERE II
The beautifully-appointed interiors are the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or treat family and friends with a lavish environment filled with modern comforts: Relax in the main salon with a cocktail from the wet bar after a long day of boutique shopping, galleries and beach games on Paradise Island in Nassau, or sit outside on the main deck aft and watch the sun sink over the horizon.
Jacuzzi with plenty of relaxing space around
Dine inside at the elegant black lacquer formal dining table to seat 12, or take in the fresh evening breeze on the bridge deck at the alfresco dining table also capable of seating the whole group. Inside, the skylounge has broad windows for taking in the cityscapes at night while providing plenty of natural lighting during the day.
Luscious master suite
The group can sink into the sizeable L-shaped sofas to continue the conversation where two ottomans and four armchairs complete the intimate setting. The bar has an excellent selection of spirits and soft drinks to serve guests of all ages, who will be entertained by live music from the baby grand piano or films on the widescreen TV.
Wake up amongst the secluded coves of US Virgin Islands such as St. Thomas and St. Croix then head to the sundeck via the lift (elevator) to begin the day with a light breakfast and a dip into the Jacuzzi. The helipad will connect guests to the airports and when not in use can be used as a dancefloor with sofas and chaise loungers in the sunshine and shade for rest.
There is an excellent variety of water toys to complement her status as an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, and the collection includes:
2 x Sea-Doo Waverunners (2 pax)
2 x Seabobs
2 x sea kayaks
1 x wakeboard
snorkelling equipment, and
While in transit, there is an array of gym equipment available for maintaining a fitness regime.
Beautiful formal dining area
There are six en-suite staterooms (1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins and 1 twin cabin with Pullman berth) to accommodate up to 12 guests and the crew of 14 will be on hand for safe operation of the water toys and to offer professional service to those on board.
She is an excellent choice for cruising between the islands, offering a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots for comfortable travel while taking in the sights.
M/Y LUMIERE II (ex.MINE GAMES) is available for charter in the Caribbean & Bahamas this winter from $345,000 USD per week plus expenses. For more information on her availability and onboard amenities, contact CharterWorld today and avoid disappointment.
Baglietto has revealed interior concept images for the new motor yacht HULL 10231, which is currently in build at the shipyard with a delivery date set for 2020.
Baglietto motor yacht HULL 10231
Constructed with an aluminium hull and superstructure, the 54m/177ft superyacht boasts a shallow draft of 2.6m/8.5ft and a beam of 10.4m/34ft. The exterior styling from Horacio Bozzo Design creates an elegant and sturdy appearance using horizontal lines, gentle curves that seamlessly join the foredeck to the main deck below, and a clean exterior colour palette of white hull and superstructure with tinted black windows.
Baglietto 10231 saloon
Baglietto 10231 saloon seating
The exterior guest areas provide large aft areas off the main deck and upper deck in addition to a foredeck covered in a broad sunbed and two sofas facing in around a coffee table. A final alfresco dining and lounging area is offered on the sundeck, with a shaded central area.
Italian Design Studio Hot Lab created the modern interiors, which use teal and sky blue accents against pristine white furnishings. The Owner worked closely with Hot Lab to integrate two juxtaposing ideas into one design: Informal lounges and more elegant and refined private areas, as well as a formal dining area within the upper deck sky lounge.
Baglietto 10231 beach club
Interior images show a lounge with three sofas coming together to create a U-shaped setting with a massive drop-down widescreen TV as the focus of the social setting. Two circular coffee tables and two armchairs complete the relaxed setting, and behind there are two circular dining tables for intimate family meals. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors lead out onto a starboard side terrace. The beach club opens up onto a spacious swim platform and features three large sofas and a bar that is lit from above by a skylight on the main deck aft.
Baglietto 10231 accommodation
The layout is designed for a large family and places two Master suites on the main deck with four further guest suites placed on the lower deck, and some areas on board have been specially customised for the younger guests. Each bedroom is carpeted and seamlessly joins with the lacquered panels. Brass and leather, and Italian marble in the bathrooms complete the clean contemporary appearance, which is further enhanced by artwork, floor lighting and an abundance of natural light through the large windows.
HULL 10231 will meet the highest class of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping with a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 4,500 nautical miles.
The La Spezia shipyard is currently constructing five yachts: A 43m/141ft Fast Line HT; a 55m/180ft Francesco Paszkowski-designed yacht to be launched in 2019, a 54m/177ft luxury yacht and a 40m/131ft superyacht which both have exteriors from Horacio Bozzo and interiors by Hot Lab and Achille Salvagni respectively, and a third 48m/157ft model in the T-Line range which will be a sister ship to M/Y SILVER FOX and has an expected delivery of 2020.
Sunseeker motor yacht TI AMO has been renamed MI ALMA following her 2018 refit and is ready to begin 2019 in the Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds surrounding Greece and Turkey.
MI ALMA motor yacht
Visit the classic island destinations of Santorini and Ios among the Cyclades and spend your days unwinding in the Jacuzzi up on the flybridge or the sunpads covering the foredeck. The main deck cockpit is a shaded environment for spending time outdoors with the latest blockbuster, or for alfresco dining while taking in the natural wonders of the Sporades.
Inside, the classic interior is finished in neutral tones which cover the white and brown leather seating to be found within the lounge and at the wet bar to the aft. The same space hosts a forward formal dining area to seat eight guests and a large mirror combined with the sizeable windows to either side naturally illuminates the interior throughout the day.
aft deck dining
The main foyer connects up to the raised pilothouse where there is another L-shaped lounge for quiet contemplation, while back on the main deck the forward section boasts a generous Master suite with a staircase descending to the en-suite bathroom in the lower deck bow.
Master suite on main deck
M/Y MI ALMA comes packed with water toys for enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Aegean Sea, and along with 2 x electric bikes for land-based exploration the tender garage stores:
1 x 2-seater Sea-Doo Jet Ski
1 x Seabob
1 x kayak
2 x stand-up paddleboards
2 x tubes
water skis (including mono ski)
fishing gear, and
The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 10 guests over 4 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins each with a Pullman berth. The crew of 6 will provide top-level professional service throughout the charter.
Saloon dining area
31m/101ft luxury yacht MI ALMA is ready for Eastern Mediterranean charters to destinations around Greece and Turkey with pricing starting from €39,000 per week plus expenses. To find out more, contact CharterWorld and talk to one of the expert brokers ready to answer your enquiries.
The NORDHAVN 80 motor yacht is one of the latest models from established shipyard Nordhavn and is the result of a first-time collaboration with prestigious Dutch design studio Vripack.
Nordhavn 80 motor yacht
Founded in 1961, Vripack has a wealth of experience when it comes to naval architecture and engineering, and Nordhavn has created numerous full-displacement expedition yachts for effortless long distance cruising.
Renderings show a three-deck vessel with a raked bow and sturdy appearance with classic and military styling that lends itself to larger windows for brighter accommodation. A lower deck swim platform connects to the main deck aft sheltered by the upper deck overhang, and glass sliding doors lead into the main salon.
The upper deck aft can be used as a sky lounge or as a guest cabin, with the aft and foredeck offering plenty of room for sunbathing and alfresco dining. The sundeck above is perfectly suited to observation as the NORDHAVN 80 cruises some of the world’s remotest regions.
Inside, the inviting environment is comprised of warm tones in natural materials with family living at the heart of the design: Comfort, safety and luxury are paramount. In the sky lounge, accents in brilliant yellow and dark blue against the whites and greys produce a clean and elegant interior while emphasising the sense of light within.
The accommodation sleeps up to eight guests over four cabins and a crew of two will provide professional discreet service.
In terms of technical specs, she has a shallow draft of 2m/6.9ft and twin John Deere engines producing 375 HP each will take guests on a pleasant journey along the coasts.
Spend the festive holidays with your nearest and dearest exploring the Caribbean waters of the Virgin, Leeward and Windward Islands in total luxury aboard the stunning 78m Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht AMARYLLIS and enjoy a 10% discount, when booking for 10 or more days.
Motor yacht AMARYLLIS
Launched in 2011, Reymond Langton of the United Kingdom is responsible for her interior and exterior styling. Generous accommodation aboard the motor yacht is across 6 cabins, for a maximum of 12 charter guests.
Luxury Jacuzzi pool on board
Her interior décor is bespoke and elegant with a serene blend of soft tones and warm woods. Intricate detailing throughout draws the eye in and creates a sense of lavish living. There is plenty of socializing to be had, from the large salon on the main deck, which includes a children’s play area forward, to her upper deck with formal dining aft, and piano room to starboard as well as a well-appointed sky lounge, situated on the top level.
Accommodation is in 1 master stateroom on the upper deck with forward facing 180-degree views, office and his and hers en-suites. A private terrace is located forward of the suite, with comfortable seating. Her VIP cabin is on the main deck, while the lower deck has 3 double and a twin cabin. Included within the yachts spacious living areas are a spa, sauna, gym and beach club.
Lush and comfortable accommodation
Four decks plus a large, extended swim platform give charter guests numerous areas to unwind and entertain. M/Y AMARYLLIS’s main deck aft offers a lovely seating arrangement, with shade and access to the swim platform and beach club. Above this, there is a partially shaded deck with chaise loungers and seating.
The yacht’s upper aft bridge level boasts further chaise loungers, alfresco dining and bar, this space connects directly to the sky lounge, ideal for gathering with family and friends. On the sundeck, she has a good size jacuzzi with coloured lights and a glass surround, sun pads and a shaded outdoor lounge. From the extended swim platform on the stern, a fantastic selection of the latest water toys will keep everyone busy and making the most of the idyllic Caribbean seas.
Zero speed stabilizers ensure a smooth charter vacation experience, she is fitted with CAT engines, producing speeds of 14 – 16 knots.
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Whether visitors are looking for unique endemic wildlife, untouched landscapes, exciting modern culture or complete tranquillity, Indonesia luxury yacht charters give groups the freedom to go wherever they desire.
Indonesia Stunning aerial view of Raja Ampat – courtesy of Asia Pacific Superyachts
Why do people choose Indonesia for luxury yacht charters?
Indonesia, by its sheer size and diversity, is one of the most exciting cruising grounds for yacht charters anywhere in the world. Animal-lovers of all ages will be particularly enamoured by observing orangutans and Komodo dragons in their natural habitat. Underwater is even more enthralling with all of the species one could hope to encounter, such as sea horses and vibrant nudibranchs, different kinds of shark, rays and thousands of fish species.
“In addition to offering some of the most interesting exploration and adventure cruise itineraries, it is also fast developing a modern support and luxury lifestyle infrastructure essential to a successful charter market,” comments Nicolas Benazeth, Director of Charter for CharterWorld.
“An example of this unique mix is the development of the recent fleet of ‘Phinisi’ sailing yachts for charter. These combine a centuries-old seafaring skill and building tradition with the most up to date technology and comfort on a par with superyachts elsewhere in the world.”
Asia Pacific – Sailing yacht cruising – Photo credit Nicolas Benazeth
Asia Pacific Superyachts, who support and advise luxury yachts in the region on the best destinations and activities, have noted continuing positive interest in developing yachting in the region through establishing excellent marina infrastructure across the country as well as proposals to scrap the luxury goods tax (PPnBM) for the arrival of foreign cruise ships or luxury yachts into Indonesian waters – already significantly lower than other popular destinations in locations such as the Mediterranean.
Both motor yachts and sailing yachts treat guests to sumptuous living spaces and the latest entertainment along with professional chefs and additional onboard
services such as Jacuzzis and spa massage facilities – and there is also the opportunity to head home with a jet ski or Scuba diving licence. For exploring the numerous islands around Indonesia, there is nothing better than to have all the comforts of home whilst still experiencing the charm of a local vessel and knowledge of a local crew.
When is the best time to go?
Indonesia is a year-round destination, with temperatures averaging around 28°C throughout the year. The dry season runs from May to September and is the most popular time to visit, however visitors during the rainy season will find that rain falls heavily in a short sharp burst usually near the end of the day, so you can be back on board relaxing with a massage, film or a family meal before exploring Indonesia at night.
Discovering Indonesia by luxury charter yacht
17,000 volcanic islands make up the Indonesian region and visitors will find the friendly and welcoming locals as varied in their culture and customs as the magnificent landscapes.
“Less visited, but no less interesting, a range of other destinations offer perfect shoulder season cruising anywhere from Sumba to Banda and the spice islands, the mysterious Ceram sea and the macro diving mecca of Sulawesi’s coast,” says Nicolas Benazeth, Director of Charter for CharterWorld.
Jakarta is ideal for international travellers arriving and departing Indonesia, with plenty of galleries, museums and high-end brands to keep the group entertained before or after a flight.
Perhaps the most famous destination among the Indonesian Islands is Bali, where cultural sites such as temples and national parks surround bustling cities fringed with pale sand beaches. After snorkelling, fishing and playing in the waves of the crystal clear waters, visitors can immerse themselves in the local nightlife or find a sheltered cove to take in the starry night skies.
The Komodo National Park is home to the Komodo dragon and boasts some spectacular crescent bays that wildlife photographers and artists will relish the opportunity to capture.
Snorkelers and scuba divers will be in their element gliding along with manta rays, sighting pygmy seahorses and swimming past thriving coral reefs, while up above kayakers, sailboats and kite surfers will have plenty of breezes to keep cool while cruising around the bays.
Timor-Leste, which gained independence from Indonesia in 2002, has a coastline boasting sprawling coral reefs that make the destination ideal for family charter groups with younger children.
“In the far east of the country, Raja Ampat which is quickly becoming the most sought after ‘adventure’ charter destination and a favourite of scuba divers, nature enthusiasts and those wanting exotic cultural experiences alike,” Nicolas adds.
“Once a well-kept secret for a handful of scuba divers, Raja Ampat is fast becoming a must-see for any charterer who wants a bit more excitement, or just the feeling of being anchored in a truly untouched bay surrounded by nature as it was millennia ago and enjoying a superb meal of freshly caught fish.”
Sailing yacht LAMIMA in Indonesia – Photo Nick Benazeth
Cruising on to other destinations
Indonesia is an excellent destination to begin or end a luxury yacht charter, or become a leg in a longer cruise itinerary: The international airport in Jakarta is closely positioned to the marina, and after a thrilling holiday in Indonesian waters guests can cruise up to Thailand and Myanmar (Burma), or down along the coast of Australia to visit the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays.
“There are few other destinations offering year-round charter opportunities, with cruises in the Bali, Lombok and Komodo regions being conveniently at their peak in the northern hemisphere summer holidays and Raja Ampat being best visited between November and April. Less visited, but no less interesting, a range of other destinations offer perfect shoulder season cruising anywhere from Sumba to Banda and the spice islands, the mysterious Ceram sea and the macro diving mecca of Sulawesi’s coast.”
To find out more on Indonesia luxury yacht charters and the fantastic selection of motor yachts and sailing yachts available for your group size, contact CharterWorld today and avoid disappointment.
Grab your Christmas bargain aboard the 62’ Leopard catamaran GOOD VIBRATIONS this year in the Virgin Islands, with an amazing $5,500 off the regular all-inclusive weekly rate, for a festive week vacation taken from December 19 – 26, 2018. Built in 2002 and refitted in 2018, she accommodates up to 8 charter guests, across 4 double cabins, all with private en-suites and fully air-conditioned.
Good Vibrations catamaran in the Caribbean
Her open plan salon and dining area is in a raised position and features a comfortable lounge with coffee table, generous dining area and fully-equipped bar, making the space exceptionally versatile for entertaining and relaxing. Surrounding windows bring in plenty of natural light, while sliding doors seamlessly connect the interior to the exterior, perfect for socializing with family and friends.
Good Vibrations aerial view with water toys
Soaking up the Caribbean sunshine aboard GOOD VIBRATIONS while cruising through the turquoise waters is effortless, with ample outdoor living areas over 2 levels. The aft deck is shaded, offering seating and alfresco dining. Just aft of this area there is a crossover deck that joins the port and starboard hulls, where charter guests can easily access the swim steps and fun array of water toys. Heading to the foredeck, there are 2 large trampolines, which are perfect for sun lovers. An upper deck on the Leopard catamaran boasts seating, a sun pad and Bimini cover for partial shade.
Aft view of the yacht
Twin Yanmar engines power the yacht averaging speeds of 10 knots.
Videoworks, the company behind the entertainment and domotic systems aboard cutting edge 35m/115ft sailing yacht SATISFACTION, has provided insight into the technology and choices throughout the development process that has resulted in this luxurious high-performance yacht.
Sailing yacht SATISFACTION
S/Y SATISFACTION is the first yacht in the SW105 mini-series and was designed for an Owner who requested ‘house-like ergonomics’ in the design in addition to excellent cruising capability.
While Farr Yacht Design created her naval architecture, Nauta Design was in charge of the interior concept and the brief called for an integrated system for the audio-visual and domotic needs of the Owner and guests.
One of the features different to most superyachts is a centralised rack system that creates more efficient use of space by avoiding the placement of localised racks throughout the yacht.
As a result, the guest cabins only contain speakers and TV screens, ensuring that the crew do not need access to the cabin should any maintenance be required.
The Owner requested that top quality audio brands be used throughout S/Y SATISFACTION, and as a result, the interior is furnished with Bowers & Wilkins B&W CCM 382 speakers while outside the audio systems are ready for parties and all weather conditions with the waterproof Sonance VP65R-XT speakers.
Videoworks has also implemented an HDBaseT video distribution system that is a noticeable improvement over HDMI cables, the industry standard for AV signal transmission but which only have a maximum distribution range of 15m/49ft. Onboard SATISFACTION, full HD digital video, audio, Ethernet, and various control signals can be transmitted through a single LAN cable and converted back into HDMI by each TV set through a low-profile receiver.
The wireless LAN controller also produces global Wi-Fi coverage and management, and wireless bottlenecks are avoided through the use of multigigabit Cisco Catalyst switches that support networking devices.
In the crew mess, there is a 4K Aquavision TV screen with a mirrored surface. The first waterproof TV was created by Aquavision in 1997 and they have since been designed for work environments such as galleys.
iPad tablets manage all AV and domotic controls for lighting, curtains, blinds and air conditioning, and guests can change their environment through customisable touch commands.
iPad tablets with customisable touch commands
Lastly, Owners and crew can monitor essential information such as charting, CCTV or weather forecasting on personal devices using Videoworks’ MyInfo system, ensuring better security and more time to react to a situation, as well as to prepare and change plans based on the weather at the upcoming destination.
Videoworks Owner Mauro Pellegrini said of the project:
“We are very proud and honoured to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Southern Wind on this project. Southern wind is a prestigious brand that combines the best styling with the most updated technology in the sailing yacht world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the management and technicians of the company with whom we have had the privilege of collaborating onboard this outstanding yacht.”
Sailing yacht SATISFACTION from South African shipyard Southern Wind was joined by sistership KIBOKO TRES in October 2018, and a third SW105 hull is due for launch before the end of the year.