Van der Valk has announced the delivery of the fourth yacht in its Raised Pilothouse semi-custom range: Motor yacht NICOSTASIA.
The 26m/85ft luxury yacht was built for experienced Owners who had previously bought a model from the shipyard and wanted a newer and larger vessel. The interiors and exteriors were styled by Guido De Groot, featuring a stylish metallic grey hull combining classic styling with a modern raked bow for enhanced performance.
The main deck cockpit is fitted with a sofa and additional chairs surround a raised table for alfresco dining and outdoor living in the shade. A port staircase leads to the flybridge, where the tenders and motorised water toys are stored along the aft and the central section beneath the hardtop contains a C-shaped sofa with tables for alfresco dining and drinks, and forward there are two sunpads either side of the helm station. Additional sunbathing space can be found on the foredeck where sunpads cover the section in front of the raised pilothouse.
The main salon and combined dining area uses whitewashed oak panelling, pale furnishings and accents in neutral tones for a bright and clean appearance. An L-shaped sofa positioned by the port windows receives excellent lighting and views, while leaving ample room to access the breakfast bar/galley surrounded by stools farther forward.
On the lower deck the Master suite takes advantage of the full beam amidships, while the VIP stateroom is placed in the bow and between them a double cabin and bunk cabin for children, all with en-suite facilities.
The customisation options for the Raised Pilothouse range from Van Der Valk allow each owner to choose their interior layout, with some opting to place the Master suite on the main deck forward while others prefer the crew area to take this space.
Using a pair of 1,502 HP MTU 10V 2000 M93 engines, she can reach a top speed of 25 knots for reduced time between destinations while cruising such locations as the Mediterranean or Caribbean.
The Monaco Yacht Show 2018 has a stunning line-up of superyachts to amaze and impress its visitors, of which 50m/164ft luxury yacht LATONA from CRN is an example of the exquisite craftsmanship available within the yachting industry to turn Owners’ desires into reality.
This custom-built superyacht returns to the 1960s Supercornero series for inspiration: Naval architecture and interiors were developed by the shipyard’s in-house teams, while the exterior styling is the work of the highly regarded Zuccon International Project who also had a hand in styling the impeccable Art Noveau interiors.
A host of facilities are placed inside and out across four decks as well as an under deck, all of which are concealed behind the classical styling and shapely bow. The bespoke turquoise shade of the hull changes depending on the time of day and further coloured by the colour of the seawater underneath. The teak decking of the beach club and swim platform stands out all the more for the soft colouration in the surroundings and the plush furnishings with rounded edges reminiscent of the 60s and 70s eras.
More than a nod to the past, motor yacht LATONA is ready for hosting spontaneous parties in the here-and-now with a lavish main deck aft mosaic-tiled swimming pool that draws the eye to her glass-bottomed panels illuminating the tender garage below. The casual alfresco lounge beneath the upper deck overhang is fully lit for carrying the conversation long into the evening, yet it’s the upper deck where guests can devour a hearty three-course meal at the teak table, take tea in the open air and then sleep it off on the curving sunpads along the stern. Side decks flow around to the spacious foredeck seating positioned in front of the bridge, which can be covered by a canvas or left open to the sunshine, the same as the triple sunpads spread across the bow.
The sundeck alfresco living environment treats guests to a generous forward Jacuzzi sandwiched between sunpads, and once guests have their fill of sunshine they can retreat to the shaded lounge and dining area beneath the hardtop, where cocktails will freshen guests up before the next activity. The sundeck aft is the location of a wonderfully 60s addition in an egg-like raised sunbed that creates a tent setting for sunbathing during the day. Sun loungers along the aft have uninterrupted views over the bow, and their separation from the rest of the seating assures that guests have a tranquil space to spend their afternoon.
While the exteriors might recall the mid-20th Century, the interiors hark back to an earlier time and Central European style from the 1920s, which was studies in detail by the interior design team at CRN to blend the best elements with modern lighting, materials and cutting-edge technology. The marble and carpeted flooring features a unique dark-brown lines and patterns from the era that were hand-chosen by the Owner which follow through to the furnishings of each room.
Murano glass lamps in flower and leaf patterns pair perfectly with the Liberty-styled lacquered doors and silvery oak wood panelling that give each room its bright and airy feel. The Owner further personalised each room by selecting the fabrics for the centre of each panel.
From the main deck aft guests can enter the grandiose formal dining area, which places 12 embroidered chairs around a circular walnut table. The ceiling mirror enhances the delicate light is surrounds, while two floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors on the port and starboard sides open the room up to the elements and the side terraces. A galley is directly hidden behind the wooden panelling for a seamless appearance that minimises disruption to guest interaction and service.
Forward, the full-beam Owner’s apartment is laid out with a private salon featuring a balcony that can be used even while in motion. Walnut is used throughout the interior and nowhere does it look more impressive than on the headboard of the velvety sky blue Master bed. Across the ceiling the lighting is delicately emphasised by bespoke five-petal flowers carved in wood. Carrara and Calcutta marble decorate the his-and-hers bathroom, where a hydro-massage tub takes centre stage along with a walk-through shower.
On the lower deck the beach club covers an area of more than 70m/753ft and blends the best of indoor living with the outdoor environment. The mosaic-tiled sea-pool provides a safe and shaded environment for the whole family, and while cruising it is used as a side-loading tender garage. Adjoining the area is a light-infused gym, a solarium and a fantastic Hammam following the beautiful blue-tiled appearance of the lower deck and main deck swimming pools.
Visitors to the upper deck salon will immediately notice the musical theme: The sofa curves around a small walnut coffee table and the shape of a harp that is inlaid on the carpet. The white-lacquered grand piano matches the white lacquer of the doors and is ideally placed to serenade guests dining alfresco on the upper deck aft. As well as the full-height windows on both sides, the skylounge opens up by 120° for fresh air and sunshine.
The accommodation provides for 10-12 guests across five highly individualised en-suite cabins, which include the Master suite, and on the lower deck two VIP staterooms and two twin cabins, each with a Pullman berth. On hand is a crew of nine to ensure guest privacy while providing exceptional service.
The on board technology is just as impressive: iPads installed in all of the rooms control the AV systems, lighting and even the curtains through the dedicated app, and twin Caterpillar C32 1081kW @ 2300 rpm engines allow for a top speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots.
Superyacht LATONA represents the highest standards in design and engineering from CRN to fulfil the dreams of a decisive and detail-oriented Owner and family that spans the generations. See this exquisite motor yacht for yourself at the Monaco Yacht Show this September running from the 26th-29th.
Southern Wind has announced the signing of a new contract for a custom-built RP-NAUTA 100’ sailing yacht developed by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design for naval architecture and styled inside and out by Nauta Yacht Design.
New 30m sailing yacht by Southern Wind and Reichel Pugh
When the Owner chose the Southern Wind shipyard and the custom RP-NAUTA 100’ sailing yacht, the three key factors were that is would be safe and reliable for cruising, high-performing for entering the world’s most renowned superyacht regattas, and sporty and stylish for an alluring modern look.
Southern Wind custom-100 sailing yacht with design by Reichel Pugh and Nauta Design
The final design is a racer-cruiser with a lifting keel and a maximum draft of 6.1m/20ft. A flush deck will be accompanied by a large sail plan for excellent responsiveness both on and off the course.
The RP-NAUTA 100’ is currently under construction and will be completed in time for a delivery date in Spring 2020.
Turquoise Yachts has announced that it will be exhibiting the shipyard’s 77m/253ft flagship, superyacht GO, at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.
GO – exterior. Guillaume Plisson for Turquoise Yachts
Delivered to her Owner in June this year, azure-hulled luxury yacht GO has an eye-catching contemporary appearance that uses curving bulwarks to create a smooth visual transition between the upper foredeck and the main deck below. Pure white lines run from the rim of the bow along the decks and down the sides of the beach club.
Motor yacht GO – aft view. Guillaume Plisson for Turquoise Yachts
Styled inside and out by H2 Yacht Design, the ‘water in motion’ theme continues to the interiors, where metallic finishes add a fluid appearance among the stonework and textured fabrics and upholstery.
Superyacht GO. Photo by Guillaume Plisson for Turquoise Yachts
Guests on board are treated to a range of amenities, from a spacious beach club with fold-down terraces, a sizable gym, steam room, spa treatment room and a private deck Jacuzzi attached to the Owner’s suite. A helideck also ensures that additional guests can quickly join the cruise and take in bird’s-eye-views of each scenic destination.
GO. Guillaume Plisson for Turquoise Yachts
The accommodation provides for up to 18 guests across nine cabins, of which there is a Master suite, two VIP staterooms and six double cabins. The crew accommodation sleeps 18 for a proficient service throughout any cruise.
In addition to creating a beautiful yacht, Turquoise Yachts outfitted her with the latest technology and her CATERPILLAR 3516C engines are capable of a top speed of 17 knots.
The Monaco Yacht Show runs from the 26th-29th of September this year and other premieres at the event will involve 50m/164ft superyacht LATONA from CRN and 71m/233ft motor yacht SOLO from Tankoa Yachts.
Italy-based shipbuilders Advanced Yachts have announced the launch of their latest superyacht, the 24m/80ft sailing yacht JIKAN. Designed by distinguished US naval architects John Reichel and Jim Pugh, she is constructed from a carbon fibre and epoxy resin and has interior and exterior styling from Nauta Design.
Sailing yacht JIKAN launched
Fitted with the latest technology, S/Y JIKAN has a 35m/115ft Southern Spars mast with carbon rigging, a furling boom with Reckmann furler and Harken winches. In light winds her YANMAR 4LHA DTP engine produces 230 HP at 3300 RPM.
The exterior layout places two C-shaped sofas and alfresco dining tables within the cockpit with raised sun pads immediately behind. The helm station is placed close to the stern and the foredeck has room for sunbathing and observation when the sails are down.
sailing yacht JIKAN to hit water
Below deck, the beautiful modern interior makes use of skylights and a retractable roof to enhance the living room and guest cabins. The upper lounge places the C-shaped dining area to port with a widescreen TV integrated into the aft wall, and the opposite is another spongy sofa also ideal as a day bed. For a more intimate relaxation and dining area, the lower section hosts a port-side galley and opposite two seats facing each other around a breakfast table. A large built-in TV provides entertainment during transit.
S/Y JIKAN will be sailing through the Mediterranean from the beginning of August, starting in the Adriatic and heading past Puglia, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands on a cruise to Sardinia.
The 38th largest superyacht in the world, LADY MOURA is a superb 105-metre luxury vessel built by Blohm & Voss in 1990.
Lady Moura during the Monaco Yacht Show in 2017. Photo credit Julien Hubert
Upon her launch over 28 years ago, she was surrounded by rumours and secrecy, as was the ninth largest yacht. Back in the days a 100+ luxury yacht created an enormous amount of discussions. A while after her launch some official informaiton had been released, which created another buzz. At 105 metres LADY MOURA has a beam of 18.5 metres, which allows accommodating 30 guests and 61 crew. Another wow feature unveiled that time was her logos and name plates being plated with 24 karat gold and her owner being Nasser Al-Rashid, a businessman from Saudi Arabia.
Spotted in Monaco in October 2017. Photo by @guillaume_conti_photography
LADY MOURA was refitted in 2007 and has since been maintained to the highest standard, which allows her to retain her status of being one of the most expensive yachts in the world. Her estimated net worth is currently US $250 million.
Lady Moura spotted with Atlantis 2, Madame Gu and Ace. Photo credit @boat_man_33
Imposing Lady Loura among other luxury yachts in Monaco. Photo by @jager_bomb_mc
Nowadays, LADY MOURA is one of the highly admired yachts in the industry and is a real celebrity on the Social Media. Spotted in the finest cruising grounds of the Mediterranean together with other luxury superyachts, LADY MOURA always attracted attention and a large number of yachting enthusiasts dreaming of stepping onboard this privately owned yacht. Unfortunately, very little information is available regarding the interior styling and the exact layout of the yacht.
Lady Moura showing off her gold platted name plate
Lady Moura in Monaco. Photo credit @pikeykey
Her classic white exterior design was created by Luigi Sturchio, who also designed the interior spaces. The naval architecture is by the Blohm & Voss in-house team. The automated gates and locks, which allows lowering of her tenders and boats and access way for the guests and crew members. Guests can arrive by helicopter, which lands on a helipad specifically designed by easy take-offs and arrivals in style.
The yacht is equipped with a nightclub, casino, spa centre and vast lounges. The upper deck is dedicated to the enormous swimming pool with the slide-open roof.
Lady Moura is powered by two 6,868 hp Deutz-MWM TBD510BV12 Diesel engines, which allows her to reach a top speed of 22 knots.
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Amels has announced that the first Amels 188 hull, luxury yacht VOLPINI 2 will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show running from the 26th-29th of September.
VOLPINI 2 superyacht by AMELS
The 57.7m/139ft superyacht represents a number of first-time achievements, being the first hull in the Limited Editions range to have Amels Hybrid Power installed as well as being the world’s first yacht to be a new-build Tier III compliant. This is the first time the shipyard has collaborated with Reymond Langton Design to style the interiors:
“…Our design for the interiors is quite young and avant-garde,” Pascale Reymond explained. “We tailored it in a way that there are a lot of individual details, many layers, but at the same time it’s very calm and elegant. The ceiling heights on all luxury decks are really good. That really surprised me on board, it feels amazing.”
VOLPINI 2 cruising the Mediterranean
It will also be the inaugural showing of the exterior styling from Tim Heywood, which the designer describes as being inspired by nature like all of his designs and imitates the ruffling of a swan’s feathers while cruising.
VOLPINI 2 by AMELS in the Mediterranean
Luxury amenities can be found throughout, including the beach club which also incorporates a wellness area with access directly to the main salon, up to the sundeck where the Jacuzzi has pride-of-place.
High-ceiling interiors and a beam of 10.6m/35ft boost her volume to 970 GT, among which is the Owner’s suite with a private terrace measuring 12m²/130² and six further guest cabins which include a bridge deck VIP stateroom.
AMELS motor yacht VOLPINI 2
VOLPINI 2 superyacht in Capri from Amels on Vimeo.
Superyacht VOLPINI II is currently cruising the Mediterranean with her Owner and his friends and family and will be available to view by appointment only through Amels at the Monaco Yacht Show.
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The 29m sailing gulet MYRA is offering a 10 and 12 day special for remaining availabilities, between the 12th and 24th of August, cruising from and back to Milazzo, Sicily. Launched in 2003 and refitted in 2010, she features interior design by Yavuz Mete and accommodates up to 12 charter guests, in 6 cabins.
Luxury gulet MYRA available for charter in Italy
The interior décor is traditional and contemporary, with neutral furnishings and warm woods which create a welcoming timeless ambiance. Her main salon and dining are in the raised deck-house, providing great views and natural light.
Alfresco dining set up
Gulet MYRA has spacious teak exterior decks, ideal for a relaxed charter experience. The aft deck offers alfresco dining and a large sunpad, there is optional shade from the overhead Bimini. Side decks lead to a foredeck that offers a full beam sunpad arrangement.
Traditional deluxe accommodation on board
Accommodation is in 6 double cabins, including a full beam master stateroom aft.
The Schooner rigged yacht is powered by a 350hp Iveco engine, with speeds of 8.5 to 11 knots.
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Otam Yachts has unveiled the new Otam 85 GTS, an evolution on the Otam 58 HT which produced motor yacht CRAZY TOO, tender to the 50m/164ft superyacht CRAZY ME from Heesen and the Otam 80 HT hulls MILLENNIUM, MR. BROWN and MYSTERE, which can reach a top speed of 50 knots.
The latest edition from the Italian shipyard boasts interior and exterior styling from French architect Joseph Dirand and was sold in May this year with a delivery date of June 2019.
Matteo Belardinelli, Sales & Communications Manager for Otam, explained how the inspiration for the Otam 85 GTS came about: “The genesis of the 85 GTS began during the Cannes Yachting Festival last year. We were presenting the OTAM 80, which attracted a lot of attention for its performance and the fact that it has a second full-beam master suite amidships. Several clients came to me and expressed interest in a slightly larger version of the yacht, which provided the starting point for our R&D.”
Otam 85 render
The gullwing doors take inspiration from supercar styling and an originally aggressive design was toned down for a more svelte and curving appearance. The foredeck and aft cockpit both provide guests with ample sun lounging potential and an open transom connects with the sea. The most striking feature however is her two massive en-suite cabins located forward and amidships, essentially providing guests with two Master suites in addition to a salon/dining space opposite the galley. Two crew berths accessed independently from the guest entrance for greater privacy.
The Otam 85 is also powered for performance and contains twin MTU 2,600 HP engines and Arneson Drives for a cruising speed of 38 knots and a top speed of 45 knots.
Currently, the GRP hull and deck have been laminated and interior fitting is due to start shortly in preparation for her June 2019 delivery date.
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The 47m luxury Christensen built motor yacht LADY JOY is offering the last remaining week of August 20 – 27, cruising Eastern Mediterranean‘s Croatia at a special rate. Launched in 2007 and refitted in 2017, she features in-house exterior styling, her interior design was completed by Carol Williamson & Associates. Accommodation aboard is provided in 6 cabins, for up to 12 charter guests.
Superyacht LADY JOY
The yachts interior décor is bespoke and contemporary, with custom detailing throughout. The main salon offers a social ambience of plush sofas, surrounding a hand-crafted mosaic coffee table. A formal dining room is separate and forward of the salon. The upper sky-lounge is equally as impressive for gathering, with a large sofa, coffee table, games table and wet bar. Lovely cherry-toned wood panels and cabinetry are paired with sophisticated furnishings, creating a warm welcome atmosphere.
Alfresco dining area
M/Y LADY JOY is a tri-deck designed motor yacht, she boasts ample exterior living, ideal for chartering. The main deck aft is shaded, with alfresco dining, from here guests can easily access the extended swim platform and water toys. The upper aft deck offers alfresco dining and lose seating. there is a bow area with alfresco dining, perfect for casual meals. Her sundeck is well-appointed, complete with alfresco dining, wet bar, seating, BBQ station and deluxe Jacuzzi.
Enjoying the Jacuzzi
Accommodation for 12 charter guests is over 6 sumptuous cabins. The master stateroom is on the main deck forward, with a full beam layout, private study and large en-suite with a relaxing tub. On the lower deck is 1 VIP cabin, 2 double and 2 twin cabins.
Great water toys at your disposal
The Christensen yacht achieves speeds of 12 – 15 knots from twin MTU engines. Zero speed stabilizers are fitted to ensure a smooth charter experience.
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