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Van Geest Design unveils 92 metre superyacht concept Spirit

Friday, 21 December 2012

Amsterdam-based Van Geest Design has unveiled a grand and magnificent new superyacht. This design concept, aptly named Spirit, shows a majestic 92 metre vessel that is both perfectly sleek and sumptuously curvy, effortlessly showing off a personality that combines confidence, calm and subtle boldness. Read More

Lightweight ICAP Leopard 3 sets new course record for IMA Transatlantic Race

Monday, 17 December 2012

Fresh from her refit earlier this year that included the installation on a new interior designed by Design Unlimited, Mike Slade's 30.5 metre canting keel maxi ICAP Leopard 3 has set a new course record for the 3,300nm IMA Transatlantic Race of 7d 8h 59m 12s. Chartered to Niklas Zennstrom's Team Ran, she beat the previous record set in 2011. Read More

Two new superyacht design contracts at Dubois

Monday, 17 December 2012

It's been a busy couple of months at the Dubois Naval Architects design office. The designers have signed design orders for two new sailing yachts. The first is a 49 metre sloop for an existing Dubois owner. The second design order is for a 51 metre sloop for new clients. Amongst other design projects underway, is a 101 metre sloop. Read More

101 Metre superyacht sloop scheduled for construction mid-2013

Monday, 17 December 2012

Dubois’ largest project so far, design 380, is destined not only to be the world’s largest sloop-rigged sailing yacht, but also one of the most spectacular and technologically advanced vessels ever built. Although 101 metres long and displacing some 2,000 tonnes, this new yacht will draw just four metres. Read More

Dutch design student unveils 43 metre superyacht project

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Just before I left for the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, I had a visit in the office from Jim Robert Sluijter, a Dutch design student. To obtain his master’s degree in Integrated Product Design at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, he decided to take on the challenge to design a 43 metre sailing yacht. Read More

Permare Group unveils Amer 136 superyacht series

Monday, 10 December 2012

The Permare Group have unveiled the first images of the new Amer 136 superyacht series. The general arrangement of this luxury yacht is especially noteworthy as it is entirely based on Feng Shui. The project will be realized in collaboration with Elisabetta Pianta, the only Feng Shui Yacht Designer in the yachting industry worldwide. Read More

Ferretti Yachts unveils the Feretti 960

Friday, 7 December 2012

Ferretti Yachts has announced that they started construction of Ferretti’s new flagship, the Feretti 960. The first hull is currently being built at the Group’s Cattolica shipyard. The boat will be launched next spring. The new Ferretti 960 is the result of the cooperation between Studio Zuccon International Project, AYT, and the Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. Read More

New 62 metre superyacht design by P.B. Behage

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

P.B. Behage has send us his new designs for a 62 metre superyacht concept. The twin-screw diesel electric displacement superyacht features a round bilge hull, level keel, good dead rise, and a hydraulically operated hinged stern swimming platform. The yacht has a central engine room and is equipped with twin diesels electric engines. Read More

106 Metre sailing yacht Solar by Nuvolari & Lenard under construction

Friday, 30 November 2012

The news of a new 106 metre superyacht contract signed this summer reached us several months ago. Today Nuvolari & Lenard announced on their Facebook page, that they are responsible for the design of the yacht, project Solar. The designers unveiled to SYT today that the yacht is 106 metres long, 15 metre wide and is in the 3000 GRT range. Read More

Bray Yacht Design unveils super fuel efficient 45 metre superyacht

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bray Yacht Design has unveiled a long-range superyacht was designed for a Russian client and has a much more European flair than most Bray designs. It was made for entertaining with a formal main salon, a more casual library/lounge with fireplace and a dramatic forward dining room. The owner’s apartment is on the upper deck aft. Read More

Luca Dini designs 55 and 72 metre superyachts for Benetti

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Luca Dini has unveiled two new designs, made for Benetti's Innovation project. Following the proposal received from Benetti Luca Dini decided to design two concepts: a 55 and 72 metres. "With these two concepts dedicated to the Benetti Design Innovation project I had, for the first time, the opportunity to work with Benetti" Luca Dini commented. Read More

Sam Sorgiovanni to Speak at ASMEX 2013

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

As the 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference gains momentum, so does its notorious speaker profiling. The 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) 2013 is globally distinguished for its informative programme and key networking opportunities. Read More

The 65 metre Palmer Johnson Stimulus under construction

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

On their Facebook page, Nuvolari & Lenard have unveiled news rendering and new photos of the Palmer Johnson superyacht project Stimulus, currently in build at the North American shipyard in Wisconsin. With a breathtaking design from the drawing boards of Nuvolari & Lenard, Stimulus will surely turn heads in every port she enters. Read More

Sunreef unveils new catamaran superyacht 90 Ultimate

Monday, 26 November 2012

In 2010 Sunreef Yachts’ design bureau has presented a new range of performing fast cruisers from 70 to 170 feet. After having introduced the Sunreef 80 in 2010 and the Sunreef 75 in 2011, Sunreef Yachts is now delighted to unveil the new model from the line, the Sunreef 90 Ultimate, a truly accomplished masterpiece. Read More

Interior 42 metre superyacht Sofia unveiled

Monday, 26 November 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands launched the 42-metre luxury motoryacht Sofia in September, and have just release the first interior photos. The interior, designed by Art-Line, features oak wood and Zabrano, and has an open feeling, with large windows. It is the third time this Art-Line has worked with the owner. Read More

180 Metre superyacht concept by Newcruise design team

Friday, 23 November 2012

This week, the Newcruise design team, have unveiled project My World, a  superyacht of palatial dimensions. A sleek, yet elegant 8 story superstructure houses staterooms, conference rooms, a dive club, cinema, helicopter hangar, and even a nightclub with a spectacular forward facing panoramic views, and a tent style ceiling structure. Read More

90 Metre superyacht design by Abdulbaki Senol

Friday, 16 November 2012

Superyacht designer Abdulbaki Senol has send us rendering of an exciting new superyacht design. The yacht measures 90 metres and was created to provide the owner and guests with maximum levels of comfort and luxury. The yacht has an unusual, and refreshing layout, where five VIP cabins have been designed with balconies. Read More

Quartostile unveils 70 metre Benetti superyacht design

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Another new superyacht design concept has been released, this time by Quartostile, an Italian design firm, known for their work in the automotive as well as the superyacht world. Elegance, quality and comfort; those are the words the designeds use to describe the Qs Benetti Innovation 70. The designers stayed clear of extreme looks. Read More

BMT Nigel Gee collaborates with Cayman Island Shipping Registry

Monday, 12 November 2012

BMT Nigel Gee, a subsidiary of BMT Group, is set to launch its latest technical paper in collaboration with the Cayman Island Shipping Registry. Developed to provide insight for a wide range of industry stakeholders, the paper examines aspects of the 2010 Passenger Yacht Code (PYC) which aims to provide a SOLAS equivalent code for yachts wishing to carry up to 36 passengers. Read More

SYT interview with Philippe Starck about 78 metre superyacht Venus

Friday, 9 November 2012

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the most influential designers in the world, Philippe Starck. The latest superyacht by his hand, the 78 metre Feadship Venus, built for the late Steve Jobs, left the traditional superyacht industry gasping for air. I talked with the French designer about his radically different approach to a superyacht. Read More

Curvelle teams up with Dutch submarine builder

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The ground-breaking Curvelle 'quaranta' has teamed up with leading mini submarine builder, U-Boat Worx to promote just one of the unique features of the power catamaran series, the six meter hydraulic powered aluminium stern platform. This submarine application is the perfect illustration of one of the key features of the Curvelle 'quaranta'. Read More

Superyacht interior designer Alberto Pinto: 1945-2012

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Earlier this week Alberto Pinto, one of the world’s most affluent interior designers, passed away, aged 67. Alberto Pinto is responsible for the interiors of some of the world's largest yachts, such as Dilbar, Ocean Victory and Alfa Nero. Pinto was born in Casablanca in 1945, to Argentine parents of French and Italian descent. Pinto attended the Ecole de Louvre, and later went on to set up office in the 17th-century Place des Victoires. Read More

Riva introduces new flagship, the 122' Mythos

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Riva has introduced it's new flagship, the 122' Mythos. the Riva 122’ Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the historic shipyard, perfectly transfers the elegance, flair and clean lines featured by all Riva models to a new line built entirely in light aluminium alloy. The new flagship of Riva is more than 37 metre long and 7.60 metre wide. Read More

Philippe Starck comments on Feadship superyacht Venus

Monday, 5 November 2012

Last week's highlight was without doubt the launch of the 78 metre Feadship superyacht Venus. The yacht has been designed by Philippe Starck, who has now released more information about this exciting design. "In April 2007, Steve Jobs asked Philippe Starck to design a boat, of approx 80 meters with roughly 6 rooms". Read More

Malcolm McKeon leaves Dubois Naval Architects

Friday, 2 November 2012

After many years working with Dubois Naval Architects, having joined the company as a graduate in 1981, Malcolm McKeon is set to depart the company for pastures new. Malcolm met Ed Dubois sailing in Hong Kong and then, after taking the yacht design course in Southampton, he joined the company. Read More

Newcruise's flexible explorer superyacht

Friday, 2 November 2012

Based on the masculine and strong appearance of commercial tugs, German design firm Newcruise created a new superyacht project, a multi-purpose explorer. Clients can choose from three different lengths, as the designers have created a hull, where a middle section can be added to create additional volume. Read More

Three superyacht models unveiled by Baglietto and Paszkowski Design

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Fort Lauderdale Boat Show provided the venue for the comeback in the US of the historical La Spezia-based shipyard Baglietto on the international pleasure yachting market. Baglietto had chosen Fort Lauderdale to present to the American market 3 new projects signed by Francesco Paszkowski Design. Read More

Scaro Design unveils 39 metre explorer superyacht

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Scaro Design has unveiled their design for a 39 metre explorer superyacht. The yacht features a large open main aft deck, perfect for storing large tenders. Inside, the yacht has a traditional layout, up to her forward master stateroom. Here, the designers have moved the master bathroom one deck down, in the bow of the yacht. Read More

Dubois Naval Architects comments on recently launched Ohana

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Designed by Dubois Naval Architects, Ohana is the eighth Dubois design to be built at the Fitzroy yard. Complementing her modern lines and timeless design is an equally beautiful interior, styled by her owner who drew on a fresh and clean palette, with joinery work in whitewashed oak, to create a modern interior with natural colours. Read More

Newcruise presents architecturally designed 75 metre superyacht

Monday, 29 October 2012

Newcruise recently unveiled the designs for a new 75 metre project. Looking at yachts and their usage, Newcruise came to notice that most yachts are used as a villa on the waterfront. "It turned out to be a short step, to combine our strive for a changed look with more architectural shapes while still paying tribute to classic ships and houses". Read More

Eidsgaard Design and Benetti unveil 70 and 90 metre superyachts

Friday, 26 October 2012

Eidsgaard Design and Benetti recently unveiled two stunning new superyacht design proposals, for a 70 metre, and a 90 metre superyacht. Benetti’s undisputed build, quality combined with Eidsgaard Design’s creativity and innovation is set to bring something very special to the superyacht industry with these two designs seen here. Read More

Arquinaval Ingeniería unveils plans for 60 metre superyacht

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Superyacht designer Juan Alba of Arquinaval Ingeniería has released these images of their latest project, ARQ60. ARQ60 is a 60 metre superyacht with elegant and slender lines. The yacht is able to accommodate 12 guests in four guest cabins on the lower deck, and a VIP cabin and the owner´s suite on the main deck. Read More

Vripack's vision of the Research Vessel Yacht 2.0

Thursday, 25 October 2012

The Vripack Design Studio has been munching over this one for several years and in the recent year she has grown to be the Vripack vision of the Research Vessel Yacht 2.0 (RVY). Therefore her internal project name has long been Turmoil II. The main reason for this is her striking long forward part being the boat deck. Read More

BMT Nigel Gee and Claydon Reeves develop superyacht Oxygen

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

BMT Nigel Gee has recently announced its latest design, developed in partnership with Claydon Reeves. With her state-of-the-art Extreme Semi-SWATH hullform, Oxygen redefines the explorer yacht genre, offering outstanding speed and seakeeping performance with the luxury and facilities of a true superyacht. Read More

The Adam Voorhees designed high-performance SIG80

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Designed for Le Breton Yachts, the brand new SIG80, designed by Adam Voorhees, is an ultra high-performance luxury yacht offering vast and sumptuous accommodation on a race boat derived platform. The project was unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The SIG80 will be one of the fastest cruising yachts in the world. Read More

W-Class Yacht Company expands with new designs

Monday, 22 October 2012

W-Class Yacht Company is expanding its family of yachts to include 100', 123' and 135' models. The first of the new designs, the W.123, was developed by Bruce Johnson in collaboration with Rockport Marine Yacht Design. The new  yachts will retain the 'Spirit of Tradition' and performance attributes of the existing W-Class models. Read More

Setzer Yacht Architects designs superyacht series for Outer Reef Yachts

Friday, 19 October 2012

Setzer Yacht Architects, working in collaboration with Outer Reef Yachts of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, brings to market a new series of tri-deck motor yachts. The Outer Reef "Explorer Series" will range from 92' to 115'. The Explorer Series is designed on a semi-displacement platform with moderate draft as not to limit east coast cruising of the Bahamas. Read More

Hoek Design comments on contract for Truly Classic 126

Friday, 19 October 2012

Hoek Design in the Netherlands has signed a contract for an exhilarating new model in the Truly Classic range. At 38.40 metres, the TC126 will be the largest Truly Classic to date and synthesise all the developments of recent years in terms of versatility, layout, performance, keel configuration and sail plan. Read More

Einstein takes the power of Relativity to Fort Lauderdale

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Following the tremendous buzz created at the Monaco show by having ‘Albert Einstein’ unveil its latest Future Concept Feadship is taking the entire Relativity package to the Fort Lauderdale boat show (25-29 October). This will include the detailed model of the boat as well as the actor-turned-Feadship-expert. Read More

Canados unveils the Oceanic SUV superyacht series

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Canados has unveiled a new line of superyachts, the Oceanic SUV series. This new line of planning hull yachts merge the characteristics of a support vessel, to those of a luxury superyacht. Performance, reliability, attention to detail, and high level of customisation were some of the key ingredients for the development of this new line. Read More

1930’s Inspired the design of the Rossomare 115

Monday, 15 October 2012

The world of superyachts is dominated by designers and shipbuilders, mainly focusing on a yacht design maximizing space and optimizing the yacht for charter purpose. The birth of the Rossomare 115, designed by Vripack, was inspired by a classic yacht design of the 1930’s and the use of the yacht by the Owner and his family/friends. Read More

New 90 metre superyacht design for Benetti by Marco Casali

Friday, 12 October 2012

Marco Casali of Too Design presented an interesting 90 metre superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show, as part of the Benetti Innovation Project. The idea behind Cloud 90, the largest of the designer’s three superyacht concept designs, was born from the desire to suspend a cloud above a hull and lock it place with a giant reinforced fashion plate. Read More

Young designers unveil 50 metre superyacht explorer REACH

Friday, 12 October 2012

Young superyacht design talents Ricardo Pilguj and Sven Faustmann from Northern Germany have come up with a design for a 50 metre superyacht explorer, project REACH. Today’s explorer yachts often look very traditional, however Ricardo and Sven have stepped away from a traditional look, and created a powerful exterior. Read More

Axis Group Yacht Design unveils 88 metre design for Benetti

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Horacio Bozzo from the Italian Design and Engineering Company Axis Group Yacht Design has unveiled project Helios, his new 88 metre (288 feet) concept design, made exclusively for the Benetti Design Innovation Project. Massive superstructures have been avoided and ample exterior spaces with relaxing areas are disposed on her six decks. Read More

Plans for a 60 metre superyacht conversion project

Monday, 8 October 2012

Undoubtedly there are several commercial vessels either in service or retired which one could definitely consider converting into a yacht. However, there are also precious few which have been looked after and are suitable for conversion. This 60 metre conversion vessel fulfils all of the concersion criteria, making it perfect for conversion. Read More

Sanlorenzo fills the size gap with the SD110

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The semi-displacement range of yachts by Sanlorenzo started with SD 92, the entry model launched in 2007, introducing an elegant and balanced style that could concentrate in a relatively small size a high quantity of fascination and composition elements. Five years after the first SD 92, the experiences built up with more than 30 SD units. Read More

High performance sailing yacht design by Owen Clarke Design

Friday, 28 September 2012

Owen Clarke Design have been quietly carrying out development work on a number of existing large sailing and motor yachts. Working with owners, project managers and the sailors entrusted to driving these creations around, OCD have been requested to offer their own vision for larger performance sailing yachts. Read More

Trekker Yachts introduces Adventure Class Yachts

Friday, 28 September 2012

Trekker Yachts International LLC has created a completely new classification of yachts with the introduction of their T-65, T-75, T-90 and T-120 “Adventure Class Yachts”. Trekker’s founder Steven Alan Fry explains “Our vision is to help people become more intimate with our watery planet by building Cousteau-inspired yachts..” Read More

Two 100ft sailing yacht designs by François Chevalier YD

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Publishing naval architect François Chevalier's original design for an out-and-out racer immediately reveals a great blend of today's most generalised trends for breaking speed limits as well as displays the author's ability to look into the breadth of working concepts in yachting history and formalise a proposal for a capable prize winner. Read More

Amels and Heywood unveil 83 metre Amels 272 superyacht

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Last week in Monaco, on board Garcon, Amels and Tim Heywood unveiled the Limited Editions Amels 272, the largest model in the successful Limited Editions family. In fact she is the largest yacht ever conceived by Amels. Her sleek curves and elongated deck spaces are classic Tim heywood, taking full advantage of the 83-metre hull form. Read More

Sunreef unveils new power catamaran concept

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2012, Sunreef Yachts continues growing in the catamaran design sector. Its in-house design office, is located within the shipyard to make the design process smoother and more efficient. The company has just unveiled in Cannes a brand new concept of a power catamaran with the 85 Sunreef Power. Read More

Sanlorenzo's new superyacht explorer line

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

On most yachts, adventure means hopping among the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports of call for happy hour, or motoring from one idyllic Caribbean cove to another. But a new breed of yachts is bringing the same level of comfort and service one might find in Monte Carlo to the extreme ends of the Earth. From Greenland to Patagonia. Read More

A future Feadship concept for Albert Einstein

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

At the Monaco Yacht Show, Feadship unveiled its latest Future Concept, an annual exploration by the brand’s designers and naval architects into the requirements of the next generation of superyacht owners. Relativity has been created with a particular ‘client’ in mind as Feadship speculates on how Albert Einstein might have used a Feadship. Read More

Hogenelst Superyacht Interiors moves to single dedicated location

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Hogenelst Superyacht Interiors has merged its two locations in the Netherlands into a single dedicated operation in the north of the country. Bringing all of its expert craftsmen and engineers together on one site has enabled the specialist interior company to maximise efficiency and offer even more competitive prices. Read More

Marc Lombard and JFA Yachts unveil Long Island 100 at MYS

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Designer Marc Lombard and JFA Yachts have developed a new 100ft concept for long range semi custom catamarans, based on the success of the Long Island 85, for which a contract was signed last year. Marc Lombard’s design team put all of their 25 years of experience with cruising and racing catamarans into this new 100’. Read More

Guido de Groot Design teams up with Fifth Ocean Yachts

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The Ukrainian based Fifth Ocean Yachts company specializes in building steel hull and aluminium superstructure custom and semicustom expedition yachts from 20 to 50 meters LOA. Guido de Groot Design has developed a new Fifth Ocean 28 meter modern styled three-deck twin engine displacement motor yacht. Read More

Sinot Yacht Design unveils 110 metre Equilibrium

Friday, 21 September 2012

At this year's Monaco Yacht Show, Sinot Yacht Design presented their annual Sinot Yacht Design book. This year the Dutch design firm dedicated the book to Equilibrium. The 110-metre motor yacht Equilibrium was born from a dialogue and is a reflection of the wishes of owners seeking balance in their yachts. Read More

55 Metre superyacht Ghost G180V unveiled

Friday, 21 September 2012

Ghost Yachts has announce that it's finalizing the development of the new Ghost G180V. The 55 meter superyacht started life as a concept design in 2010 and is steadily evolving into a high end platform fit for production. The Ghost G180V has been further developed in close cooperation with leading superyacht builder Feadship. Read More

New 85 metre superyacht unveiled by Lobanov Design

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Igor Lobanov from Lobanov Design will attend the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, and tells us he will be happy to see his friends and partners at the show, to discuss his latest project, which is an 85 metre superyacht. The first renderings look spectacular, and Igor tells us "Details of the project I plan to unveil during the show". Read More

Heesen presents new superyacht models in Monaco

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

On September 19 in the Principality of Monaco, Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker, together with Piet and Perry van Oossanen from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community. Read More

Design Unlimited to show two superyacht projects in Monaco

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Design Unlimited will have two of its most recent projects on show at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. Together they demonstrate the versatility of the DU studio and its ability to meet dramatically different visual and technical requirements. On display at berth N19 Quai de l’Hirondelle is the 45 metre motoryacht Karia. Read More

H2 Yacht Design and Laurent Giles unveil 110 metre superyacht

Monday, 17 September 2012

A collaboration between H2 Yacht Design and Laurent Giles Superyacht Architects sees the development of Project Atlas, a modern motor Superyacht that utilises the efficiencies of sail power. Atlas has been designed to be used with a combination of motor and / or sails, exploiting the obvious fuel saving benefits. Read More

MYS Preview Video: Feadship to unveil mystery superyacht client?

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Earlier this month Feadship announced that they will again unveil a Future Concept at the Monaco Yacht Show, however this time it is a little different as the concept comes with a client. Last week I visited Feadship and spoke with Design Manager Ronno Schouten about their latest Future Concept and her mysterious owner. Read More

Dobroserdov Design and Feadship unveil a 51m superyacht with an eco twist

Friday, 7 September 2012

The Strato concept was born of the belief that the most rewarding yachting experiences provide uninterrupted interaction with the sea. Strato features breath-taking views from every space on board, a bespoke tender large enough to take you almost anywhere and the decks to make everything easily accessible.Read More

Dutch Icon Yachts and Impossible Productions Ink collaborate on 120m superyacht concept

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

This 120m Superyacht Expose is a new project from Icon Yachts in collaboration with Impossible Productions Ink LLC. Icon Yachts teamed up with Impossible Productions Ink to design a unique exterior styling. The exterior is influenced by modern supercars, in particular the crease lines etched into the superstructure.Read More

Sustainable yacht building at Intec Marine Shipyard

Monday, 3 September 2012

The Dutch Intec Marine Shipyard is building new premises for yachtbuilding that will meet the very latest demands in terms of the environment and energy consumption. The aim of achieving a low-energy construction process will be met via the use of wind energy (wind turbines on the roof) and solar energy (solar collectors).Read More

World debut for Pearl 75 in Southampton

Friday, 17 August 2012

In a special collaboration with award-winning designers Kelly Hoppen MBE and renowned yacht designer, Bill Dixon, the Pearl 75 brings new levels of style, sophistication and features to this sector of the motor yacht market. Laden with a host of unique features, the vessel is the largest of the Pearl fleet. Read More

Curvelle enhances superyacht layout for wheelchair access

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Since Curvelle announced their ground-breaking superyacht power catamaran 'quaranta' the news has been buzzing about this 'smart' superyacht with it’s re-configurable interior. The Curvelle team also took a detailed view on how to create the ideal custom yacht solution for owners or guests with reduced mobility. Read More

Laraki Yacht Design unveils 163 metre Prelude

Thursday, 16 August 2012

To commemorate the recent opening of Laraki Yacht Design in California, Abdeslam Laraki took some time off from the ongoing design projects to create Prelude, a nine deck, 163 metre superyacht that has the essence and the potential to challenge any other yacht design. Prelude is Abdeslam Laraki’s vision of a gigayacht design. Read More

Designer comments on 127 metre Privilege One superyacht project

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

In September 2011 was the first to report about a 127 metre superyacht under construction in Italy, at the Privilege Yacht Company, the Privilege Yard s.p.a today. Recently, SYT spoke to the Privilege One's designer, Abdeslam Laraki, designer and founder of Laraki Yacht Design. Read More

CBI Navi unveils plans for 100 metre superyacht

Monday, 13 August 2012

CBI Navi has unveiled their latest project, a 100 metre displacement superyacht, with an aggressive profile. The 4 deck superyacht has been developed to offer maximum comfort on board, in all weather conditions. The yacht will be powered by twin MTU 16V4000 engines. On board, 16 guests can be accommodated. Read More

Top designers work together on Ocean Alexander 112

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announce the collaboration of top marine design talents for the design of the Ocean Alexander 112. The Ocean Alexander 112 Tri-Level Motoryacht is designed by a tremendous global partnership of some of the most well known names in the yachting industry. Read More

Erdevicki design for Icon Yachts to be presented in Monaco

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Erdevicki, Inc. and Icon Yachts, teamed-up to complete the concept analysis and cost estimate to offer a complete design and build package for the ER175 high speed superyacht with high specification and the highest level of luxurious interior finish. Icon Yachts is currently preparing a one-metre scale model of the yacht. Read More

New 60 metre superyacht concept from Italy

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

This new 60 metre superyacht concept comes from the boards of architects Alessandro Pannone and Francesco Malinconico of Pama Design. The two designers set themselves the objective of finding the right balance between harmony, elegance and functionality. The concept yacht features a large glazed surface that wraps the yacht. Read More

New 32 metre superyacht design from Turkey

Friday, 3 August 2012

Baris Yurek of Baris Yurek Naval Architecture and Yacht Design has send us plans for a new 32 metre superyacht project. Project castle shares the same 'dna' as Baris' previous superyacht project, project Istanbul, which we published about in April. The steel vessel will be propelled by double electric driven PODS. Read More

The Alubrid series of superyachts unveiled

Monday, 30 July 2012

Hydro Tec’s Sergio Cutolo’s has shared more details about his innovative new Alubrid series. The series consists of a 25 metre, 30 metre, 35 metre, 40 metre (under construction), 46 metre and 65 metre model, designed specifically to meet the needs of different types of owners. They will all share the same characteristic vertical bow. Read More

Sneak preview of Feadship's new concept design

Friday, 27 July 2012

Once again, visitors of the Monaco Yacht Show, held from September 19-22, will be wowed at the Feadship stand, where the Dutch yard will unveil their yearly Concept model. Every year, the designers at Feadship De Voogt speculate on how the next generation of superyachts might look like, but this year's concept comes with a twist... a client! Read More

Claydon Reeves and Dykstra unveil superyacht Exo at Fraser Yachts

Friday, 27 July 2012

Last night at the offices of Fraser Yachts in London, Claydon Reeves presented their 46 metre concept sailing superyacht Exo, which has been developed in partnership with Dykstra Naval Architects. Instead of designing a hull with a strong sense of enclosure, the designers have come up with a design that offers unparalleled views. Read More

Bernardo Zuccon unveils 54 metre superyacht Discovery

Friday, 27 July 2012

Drawing on his previous design experience, Bernardo Zuccon, son of Gianni Zuccon, one of Italy’s most prominent yacht designers, has designed a 54 metre explorer superyacht, named Discovery. The displacement vessel featuring living solutions that blend the relationship between interior and exterior spaces. Read More

Silver Arrows Marine to unveil Mercedes-Benz styled yacht in Monaco

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) is the name of a new company to compete in the exclusive world of luxury motor yachts, taking its cue from the legendary Mercedes-Benz Silver Arrows cars which dominated motor racing in the 1930s. The new 14 metre yacht is currently being styled by Mercedes-Benz Style. The “Silver Arrow of the water” will feature innovations in functionality and layout never before seen in luxury motor yachts. Read More

Two new semi displacement superyacht designs by IYD

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Hot on the heels of the full displacement 47 metre superyacht Tango 2, Australia’s Imaginocean Yacht Design (IYD) has released details of two exciting new designs – the 40 metre GT-40 H and the 55 metre GT-55 H : a pair of semi-displacement superyachts unlike anything else on the market. Read More

Mondo Marine and Hot Lab unveil new superyacht project

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Last week visited the Mondo Marine yard, where we were given a sneak preview of the yard's latest project. M50. Today we can share this project with you, which is a collaboration between the Savona yard, and the Milan based Hot Lab Yacht & Design studio. The M50 will feature three decks and a spacious sundeck. Read More

Sunreef unveils 85 Sunreef Power for 2013 launch

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

After having introduced the very successful 70 Sunreef Power in 2008, the company is now introducing a Brand New concept of a power superyacht with the 85 Sunreef Power, being another milestone in the luxury catamaran design. The main idea of the concept is to stress the superb space that catamarans offer thanks to their large beam. Read More

Van Geest Design unveils 32 metre superyacht

Monday, 16 July 2012

Pieter van Geest of Van Geest Design has released details about his latest design concept, this time for a 32 metre superyacht. Described by Pieter as a "contemporary gentlemen’s boat", the yacht has a sturdy explorer  look. Inside we find two en-suite guest cabins on the lower deck, and an owner’s stateroom on the main deck. Read More

Bray Yacht Design makes huge advances on lowering carbon footprint

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Bray Yacht Design is currently running a new model test program as a continuation of their ongoing advanced hull technology development. The first stage of the new program has focused on an enhanced bow bulb form tested to 20 knots. Reductions in fuel requirements for this hull form result in a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Read More

Feadship Go given a new interior

Monday, 9 July 2012

Having been one of the flagships of the Feadship charter fleet for the past year, the 39-metre Feadship Go has been given a brand-new interior. Unveiled during the recent Monaco Rendezvous, visitors were highly impressed with the fresh layout by Sinot Yacht Design. Go is now seriously for sale. Read More

Interior of Codecasa 50s superyacht unveiled

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Italian superyacht builder Codecasa is currently building its first 50 metres Open motoryacht, the Codecasa 50s (hull C 120), for a repeat client. The first images of the yacht’s interior, designed by Anna Maria and Franco Della Role, working closely with the owner’s personal designer, have been released today. Read More

50 Metre voyager superyacht design by Tony Castro

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Tony Castro has unveiled more renderings of a 52 metre superyacht, which they are currently negotiating with a potential client for building at Bilgin Yachts. The 52 metre Voyager is an expedition style superyacht, designed to carry 12 guests in 6 large cabins. There are four guest cabins, a VIP cabin and an owner's suite. Read More

Interior of superyacht M unveiled

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Bilgin has released interior images of one of the most distinctive yachts ever to leave the Turkish yard. M appears for the first time in public as seen in these superb new photos. With design by H2, the design company of choice for this yacht’s experienced owner, M is one of the most distinctive builds ever to come from the family yard. Read More

Largest yacht in the world Azzam designed by Nauta Yachts

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Last month, Lürssen moved the hull and superstructure of the world's largest yacht, Azzam, believed to be around 180 metres long. Since that day, we have received confirmation, that the yacht is designed by Italian yacht designers Nauta Yachts. They remain tight lipped about any details concerning this huge project. Read More

Mark Whiteley says goodbye to Redman Whiteley Dixon

Monday, 25 June 2012

After jointly founding British superyacht interior and exterior design studio, Redman Whiteley Dixon (RWD) 20 years ago and having hugely enjoyed helming the business together with Justin Redman and Tony Dixon over that time, Mark Whiteley has decided to leave RWD at the end of the year to follow new adventures on the high seas of life. Read More

AB Yachts delivers AB116 Diamond with Guido de Groot interior

Monday, 25 June 2012

The Italian based Shipyard AB Yachts, part of the Fipa Group has recently delivered Diamond. Guido de Groot has collaborated with the Italian Yard for a number of fast Motor Yachts, including the interior styling of the new AB 116 Diamond. The AB 116 models features a generous flybridge with a unique floating command helm. Read More

Ocean Alexander announces new superyacht

Friday, 22 June 2012

Alexander Marine, the manufacturer of Ocean Alexander yachts, has announced the completion of all engineering and tooling for the new Ocean Alexander 112’ Tri-Level Motoryacht.  The new 112’ is designed by Evan K. Marshall and engineered by Gregory C. Marshall.  The new 112’ Tri-Level features five staterooms. Read More

35 Metre explorer styled wavepiercer catamaran unveiled

Friday, 22 June 2012

Classed as a commercial yacht, the 35 metre explorer styled wavepiercer catamaran Time Machine, designed by LOMOcean Design, is intended for dive charter operation in Asia. Although not designed as a typical superyacht, the vessel can be easily redesigned as a private yacht. The vessel is designed as an ultra efficient, long range cruiser. Read More

Moonen unveils new raised pilothouse design

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has released details of an impressive new design offering a contemporary approach within the award-winning Moonen quality template. Top Dutch designer Rene van der Velden has drawn the modern lines of a 100-foot raised pilot house design with the most economic layout possible. Read More

Diana Yacht Design unveils 28 metre superyacht Diana Blu

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Diana Yacht Design has unveiled plans for a contemporary, sturdy but elegant 28 metre motoryacht. We first learned about this project when we talked to the Dutch designers at the Hainan Rendezvous in China, but the design team can now unveil more details. The 28 metre Diana Blu is designed for long range cruising. Read More

55 Metre ketch unveiled by Reichel/Pugh

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Following this week's news on the 35 metre Protos project, Reichel/Pugh has also revealed information on a new 55 metre Ketch Concept, a bold addition to the Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design studio’s latest line of proposals. The concept offers a combination of the aesthetic grace of the past with state of the art construction technologies. Read More

Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design unveils 35 metre Protos

Monday, 18 June 2012

Well known for their modern designs, Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design were keen to design a 35 metre yacht that recreated the classical elegance of a bygone era fused with a modern underbody. Developed in the spirit of tradition the project’s principal design philosophy was to combine a graceful aesthetic with stunning performance. Read More

Cruse Naval Design unveils 90 metre superyacht design

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Jens Cruse of Cruse Naval Design, one of the pioneers in 3D naval design, has send us renderings of an exciting new 90 metre superyacht project. Jens, who worked for over 16 years as subcontractor for Blohm+Voss Naval and Blohm+Voss yacht devision, unveiled a 90 metre superyacht, with a huge amount of hatches. Read More

Vripack exposition in the Frisian Maritime Museum

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Frisian Maritime Museum is a versatile museum showing the history of Frisian shipping from the 17th until the 20th century. Apart from the Frisian shipping and shipbuilding, the museum presents a picture of water sports from the 2nd of June until the 2nd of September the museum will hold an exposition about 50 years of Vripack. Read More

Tank testing completed on Dubois 100 metre Sloop

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Dubois Naval Architects have announced the successful program of tank testing on their 100 metre sloop, their largest sailing yacht project to date. Naval architecture is by Dubois, interior design by Josep Juanpere Miret of GCA Arquitectes Associates, and project management by Klaus and Sebastian Allebrodt. Read More

Paszkowski to design new line of superyachts for Baglietto

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

The Baglietto Shipyard in La Spezia has announced that they have signed a contract with Italian superyacht designer Francesco Paszkowski to create Baglietto’s new styling. The new line of planing and displacement superyachts will be presented at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. In addition the designer will also work on the three Baglietto projects that the new owners have taken over from the previous ownership. Read More

Omega interior for the new Mulder 98 Flybridge

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The construction of the new 30-metre Mulder 98 Flybridge is currently in full swing. In consultation with the client, Mulder Shipyard commissioned Frank Laupman of Omega Architects to design the interior of this boat. Omega has previously designed the interior of the second Bellagio, which was recently sold by Mulder Shipyard. Read More

First interior images of Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid released

Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Columbus Sport 130’ Hybrid, designed by Hydro Tec Naval Architecture, is currently under construction at the Palumbo yard in Italy. Today we can show you the first images of her interior designed by Hot Lab. The all-aluminium Columbus 130’ Hybrid offers three decks, that offer a high internal volume. Read More

Admiral Tecnomar Group unveils new line of superyachts

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

The Admiral Tecnomar Group and International Yacht Collection revealed two new superyacht projects during this year’s Grand Prix de Monaco. The two new lines, the X Lence, and C Fore lines, consist of a total of 7 new models. The X Lence line consists of three models: 45 meters, 57 meters and 65 meters. Read More

Hakvoort unveils new line of 55 metre superyachts

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Hakvoort has unveiled a new range of superyachts, the 55 meter semi custom range, designed by Clifford Den. The yacht features an adjustable MTU engine package. The clever design shows an very efficient fuel consumption 15 % lower than other displacement hull designs. For speeds over 17 knots the hull needs to be build out of alumium. Read More

Frank Neubelt leaves superyacht design firm Newcruise

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Superyacht Design firm Newcruise announced earlier this week that the company will be under sole management of the general manager Roland Krueger. Frank Neubelt, long-time Co-CEO and partner, has resigned from his position as CEO. Newcruise assures us that the comprehensive services of exterior- and interior design services for megayachts will be unaffected by Frank's departure. Read More

Fraser Yachts London office becomes Claydon Reeves gallery

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The body of work that is currently being showcased at Frasers represents a brief overview of the capabilities of Claydon Reeves. From 110m to 15m the design firm is able to undertake both interior and exterior design of a unique and bold nature. Centrepiece at the Fraser London office is the dramatic 15 metre Aeroboat that has prime position. Read More

New 72 metre superyacht designs by Codecasa

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Italian shipyard Codecasa are currently building the first yacht in the new open motoryachts series Codecasa 50s, as well as the second hull of the successful Codecasa 42 Vintage series. Both will be ready for Summer 2013. In the meantime, the technical office at Codecasa is working hard on the designs of several new 72 metre projects. Read More

Two new superyacht concepts by Nod Design

Monday, 21 May 2012

Emre Yildirim of Turkish design firm Nod Design has send us renderings of two fo their latest projects, Gardina and Horhor. Gardina is a 96 metre superyacht with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.  The yacht is designed to offer accommodation for up to 14 guests, in a large upper deck owner’s cabin, and 6 guest cabins. Read More

Hoek Design Naval Architects develop superyacht-standard daysailer

Friday, 18 May 2012

Fresh from joining the sea trials of the newly launched Essence 33, designer Andre Hoek is highly enthusiastic about this spectacular Dutch daysailer. “She is built to an incredibly high standard in every respect - few if any day sailors have ever been made to this quality level while also offering such an exceptional performance.” Read More

Mel Interiors rebrands to become Superyacht Interiors Mallorca

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A new corporate image for the Palma de Mallorca based yacht interior and exterior soft furnishings refit company has been unveiled. Superyacht Interiors Mallorca is the new name of Mel Interiors, led by Gabrielle Watts. After many years of working in the yachting industry, Gabrielle looks forward to driving the Mel Interiors to new levels of success. Read More

Construction underway of Cosmo Explorer superyacht

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The owner of the Alizul Finance Corporation Ltd. had been looking into the possibility to build an exploration yacht for a long period of time. From 2008 to 2010 several efforts were made to contract the construction of the owner’s vision of an ideal explorer yacht. However, those attempts did not lead to an actual signed contract. Read More

René van der Velden Yacht Design unveils 110 foot Cruiser

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

René van der Velden Yacht Design has unveiled this snug, boldly handsome all-weather cruiser, ideal for today’s economy-minded families. She was conceived to assure fun, pleasure, and low building and running costs. She is based on a less-costly steel hull, with each living space made as versatile as possible. Read More

Rupert Marine develops 80-foot luxury motor yacht

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Rupert Marines latest design is an 80-foot luxury motor yacht intended for owners of super yachts and other demanding customers and designed in cooperation with world-renowned naval architects and designers, the exterior bears the signature of Ted Mannerfelt. This 80-foot yacht is the first in series of Rupert Yachts now in development. Read More

New 65 metre vintage styled design from Turkey

Friday, 27 April 2012

Baris Yurek of Baris Yurek Naval Architecture and Yacht Design has send us some interesting renderings of a vessel that wasn't designed to be a superyacht, but that could easily become a luxury yacht. Project Istanbul was designed for a Turkish Tourism Company to be a VIP Tour Boat for short cruises on the Bosphorus. Read More

Redman Whiteley Dixon comments on recently launched Feadship Hampshire II

Friday, 27 April 2012

Saturday 14th April 2012 marked the launch of one of Redman Whiteley Dixon’s (RWD), most significant projects to date, Hampshire II, a 78.5m motor yacht. Masterfully built by Feadship, with interior and exterior design by the Hampshire-based design studio and project managed by the team at Edmiston. Read More

All Ocean Yachts presents conversion proposal of Proteus

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Steve Reoch at All Ocean Yachts has send us a Sergio Cutolo conversion proposal of Proteus, the 53.3m/175’ ABS Research Vessel that is currently for sale for $3,850,000. Built at Rysco Shipyard in Florida in 1977 as an offshore supply vessel, she is a sistership to Perfect Life (ex: French Look). She was converted in 2005. Read More

Codecasa unveils interior of superyacht project F75

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Construction is well underway for the second Codecasa 42 metre Vintage superyacht at from the Viareggio based shipyard. The latest addition to this vintage series has her naval architecture and the exterior design done by the in-house team of Codecasa and features an interior by Della Role Design. Read More

New design for the world’s largest sailing sloop M5

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

With potential Superyacht clients being reluctant to commission new yachts, the refit and refurbishing aspect of the Superyacht business will grow over the next couple of years. At Ron Holland Design they are already involved in a number of major refit design projects, such as the world’s largest sailing sloop, M5. Read More

Jongert unveils new Guido de Groot designed superyacht

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Jongert has unveiled the designs for the new Jongert 42MY. The yard often works together with leading designers in the industry. German Frers designed the new line of modern sailing yachts, while Guido de Groot, a well-respected designer for the motoryacht line, helped fill the gap between the 39-metre Lucia M and the 50-metre 500LE.  Read More

95 Metre superyacht concept by Docq Concepts

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Inspired by the shape of the Opera House in Sidney, superyacht concept Pendendo, designed by Docq Concepts, measures 95 metres. Pendendo is designed to accommodate 20 guests divided over 5 decks. Four guest cabins and four VIP cabins are located on the Lower deck, with the principal stateroom forward on the main deck. Read More

Lagoon Custom unveils CNB superyacht catamaran designs

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Lagoon Custom, an initiative launched by CNB in April 2011, brings together cruising catamaran specialists Lagoon and the expertise of superyacht specialist CNB. The initiative has led to some superb custom catamaran projects, with world-famous naval architects, such as VPLP, Berret-Racoupeau, Bill Dixon and Philippe Briand. Read More

Live from China: Diana Yacht Design working on an exciting new project

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Today, at our stand at the Hainan Rendez-Vous, we had the chance to meet up with our friends at Diana Yacht Design, who gave us a sneak preview of an exciting new project, specifically targeted at the Asian market. A key design element on the yacht, is the total separation between guests and crew, a feature normally seen on much larger yachts. Read More

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki unveil superyacht project ER175

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Icon Yachts and Erdevicki, Inc. of Vancouver, Canada have teamed up to complete the concept analysis and estimation to offer a complete design and build package for the ER175 to the highest level of quality and specification. The interior design and decor is left intentionally open to be influenced by the prospective client. Read More

The refits of superyacht Searaz to a Joachim Kinder design

Friday, 30 March 2012

Sometimes superyachts disappear off our radar for a while, only to re-emerge, looking fresh after an extensive refit. Such is the case with superyacht Searaz. She was originally launched as Alcor in 1986 in Holland. When she was sold to a new owner, superyacht designer Joachim Kinder redesigned her lines. Read More

Gamma Yachts unveils the Gamma 24 Mediterranean in China

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Italian based Gamma Yachts launches it's latest model at the Hainan Rendez Vous April 5th-8th. The Gamma 24 Mediterranean is the bigger sister of the trendsetting Gamma 20. All Gamma's are designed and engineered by Dutch Naval Architect Vripack. Guido Bonandrini of Gamma Yachts is thrilled with this new semi-custom yacht. Read More

ProShip unveils the DP 88 motoryacht

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

ProShip, the Italian design and engineering company for luxury motor yachts, has unveiled the “DP 88’”, a new vessel, specifically ideated and designed for international market. The vision of the designer, Antonio Luxardo, a co-founder of PROship, has been to mix together stability and space with an eco-friendly attitude. Read More

Bilgin Yachts unveils 52 metre Tony Castro designed superyacht

Monday, 26 March 2012

Bilgin Yachts has unveiled a new Tony Castro designed superyacht project. The 52 metre Voyager is an expedition style superyacht, designed to carry 12 guests in 6 large cabins. There are four guest cabins on the lower deck, a VIP cabin on the main deck, and an owner's suite on the forward upper deck. Her aft deck will feature an infinity swimming pool. Read More

Ghost Yachts unveils 40 metre sailing sloop G130SS

Friday, 23 March 2012

Dutch yacht company Ghost Yachts is currently completing the final details of its first sailing yacht, a 130ft sailing sloop named G130SS. Like the company's motoryachts the sailing yacht is designed to push the boundaries of performance and style. The G130SS is specifically created as a High Performance sailing yacht. Read More

Burger and Seaton Yachts develop new expedition yacht

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Seaton Yachts from Newport, RI, USA has announced plans to develop and market with Burger Boat Company the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three. Seaton has chosen Burger to build the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three to ICE CLASS 1D standards at Burger’s shipyard in Manitowoc, WI, USA. The yacht is designed for unlimited ocean serviceRead More

New interactive GA on the 72.5m Columbus Global Explorer

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Alex G Clarke of Denison Yacht Sales, has announced that his exclusive listing on the 72.5m Columbus Global Explorer offered at € 50,000,000 now has an Interactive General Arrangement which has been developed by interior designer Claudio Cicconetti. The interactive GA lets you highlight specific areas of the yacht's floor plan. Read More

New 43 metre superyacht order at ISA

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Last month, the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts announced they had signed three new contracts between mid-2011 and early 2011. Today they have announced a fourth order, this time for a 43 metre Granturismo (GT). Two of these four orders are for repeat clients. Designed by Andrea Vallicelli, she is a full displacement superyacht. Read More

Designer Tommaso Spadolini comments on new superyacht Aslec 4

Friday, 16 March 2012

The recently launched Aslec 4 is the fourth yacht that Tommaso Spadolini has designed for a good friend, who previousle owned 19, 24 and 32 metre yachts, designed by Spadolini. The 45 metre Aslec 4 is the families first steel displacement yacht. In April 2009, Spadolini made these first sketches, which evolved into Aslec 4. Read More

Van Geest Yacht Design unveils 60 metre dhow superyacht

Friday, 16 March 2012

Pieter van Geest of Van Geest Yacht Design has send us this design for a 60 metre middle Eastern inspired sailing dhow. The initial design was made some time ago, Pieter tells us, but the project never really took off. Pieter explains; “We do like the design and thought it a shame to be buried in the drawer somewhere". Read More

RMK Marine unveils 56 metre superyacht design

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Following on from the significant interest generated from the success of the Nazenin V, the 52 metre sailing ketch built at RMK Marine and designed by Sparkman & Stephens, further developments of the design have been announced by the yard. RMK Marine is now working on a 56 metre design based on the 52 metre. Read More

Dubai International Boat Show 2012: Majesty 105 unveiled

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Gulf Craft Inc., the largest manufacturer of luxury yachts in the Middle East, yesterday premiered a brand new superyacht concept from its Majesty Yachts range – the Majesty 105 – on day one of the Dubai International Boat Show 2012. The premiere follows the UAE-based shipyard’s recent showcase of its largest ever hull construction. Read More

40 Metre superyacht underway at Mengi Yay

Monday, 5 March 2012

Under the management of Yacht Marine Ltd, with naval architecture and design by Ginton Naval Architects and interior design of Guido de Groot Design, the construction of this 40 metre sloop has commenced at the Turkish yard Mengi Yay in Tuzla. The hull is nearly completed and the aluminium superstructure is well underway. Read More

30 metre explorer yacht by Sabdes Design for CMC Yachts

Monday, 5 March 2012

Sabdes Designs' 30m Explorer yacht seeks out a zen like philosophy in being a luxury explorer 'go-anywhere, anytime' motoryacht that brings together only essential elements to achieve its purpose. Sabdes has recently teamed up with CMC Yachts who have begun marketing the design as the CMC Yachts 30m Explorer. Read More

Laurent Giles Superyacht Architects launches new website

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Laurent Giles Superyacht Architects (LGSA) launched their new website, The site features their new corporate image, details of their services and explains their approach to each individual project. LGSA can provide services from initial concept development, full naval architecture through to in build support. Read More

Northrop and Johnson Asia now central agents for Ruea Yachts

Monday, 27 February 2012

Simon Turner, from Northrop and Johnson’s Singapore office today announced a new Central Agency agreement with Ruea Yachts, the New Construction Division of Yacht Solutions in Thailand, builders of European designed custom superyachts. Ruea Yachts has initially launched two designs, a 60 metre and a 75 metre yacht. Read More

Interior renderings of the Benetti Sail Division BSD98 Logica

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Last week's moving of Benetti Sail Division's BSD98 Logica to another shed, offered us the first glimpse of the first superyacht of the new Logica range. The luxury motor yacht is due for delivery in early 2013. Today, we receive the first interior renderings. The lines of the BSD 98 Logica have been designed by Luca Brenta Yacht Design. Read More

Daniel Humphreys wins Abitare La Barca Concept Award

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

British design student Daniel Humphreys, from Plymouth University has won the internationally recognised Abitare La Barca Concept Award design competition. Representing the UK, Daniel is the first British design student to have won this prestigious industry award. The Abitare La Barca Award, was hosted at the sea technology and design event. Read More

Vismara unveils the M90 superyacht

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Vismara has unveiled a new and exciting project, that is being developed in close colaboration with a client. The M90 is designed for a combination of maximum performance to allow for fast trips, good stability for more comfort, and the range of a displacement explorer vessel. The yacht will peek at around 35 knots for quick trips. Read More

Two semi-custom explorer Bering yachts by Sabdes Design

Thursday, 16 February 2012

The latest Sabdes designs are purposeful 18 and 24 metre semi-custom Explorer Motoryachts produced for Bering Yachts of the USA. They have serious capabilities and are inherently economic with either conventional or hybrid propulsion. The designs are the third and fourth collaboration projects in the series of 15-24 metre Bering Yachts. Read More

The stylish superyacht support vessel Phantom 24m

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Arista Marine, a New Zealand based company that has its operational base in Croatia, has unveiled plans for the Phantom support vessel. The Phantom has taken the role of the SSV or shadow vessel, and given it a contemporary twist. With its 210 m.sq of deck storage area the phantom has the carrying capacity of a much larger vessel. Read More

Van Oossanen Naval Architects celebrates 20th anniversary

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Van Oossanen Naval Architects celebrated its 20th anniversary on 26th January, with some 100 guests attending, in an "open house" type setting. In a speech by Peter van Oossanen, the founder of the company, he explained that in addition to the 20th birthday of the company there are a number of other reasons for the celibration. Read More

New 58m superyacht concept by Christopher Seymour Designs

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Christopher Seymour Designs starts 2012 with his latest concept, this time with more of a conservative approach in the form of a 58m yacht. Known as Project 58, she was designed to be a conservative European-style motor yacht with modern design features and timber detailing. Extra attention has been spent on the hydrodynamics on the hull. Read More

CMN unveils details about superyacht concept Project One

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

CMN has unveiled more details about the futuristic look of Project One, which was first presented in preview at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Yacht Show. Created by CMN in-house design team, the new concept boasts an interior space normally found on much larger yachts. The impressive vertical bow ending on the long foredeck creates a slender profile. Read More

Superyacht design concept Blue Peace by Aras Kazar

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Yacht Designer Aras Kazar has shared his latest concept with The 42 metre superyacht is inspired by a unique species the “Piscis Volans”, also known as flying fish. Motor yacht Blue Peace will be built out of a combination of three materials; aluminium and wood for the hull. Read More

Two new superyacht designs by Phillippe Briand

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Philippe Briand has unveiled details on two superyacht designs, a 170’ sloop and a 174' ketch. There were three main criteria that oriented the design of both projects. The yachts were to be elegant, welcoming and well performing. The real beauty of the hull shape comes from its balance and specifically from the length of the foredecks. Read More

The sport fisherman inspired superyacht Gran Marlin 46

Monday, 6 February 2012

Florence based design studio Key Frame Studio has send us information on their latest project, the Gran Marlin 46, a modern day superyacht with the classic sport lines of sport fisherman. She features a large open area on the bow, dedicated to guests, two large aft decks, and a sizeable sundeck. Read More

Drettmann Yachts unveils new superyacht series

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Drettmann Yachts has unveiled two new superyacht concepts, Motor Yachts (DMY) and Explorers (DEY). The DMY line consists of 4 models, the DMY20, DMY27, DMY32 and the largest the DMY37, with all the digits referring to the length of the model. The Explorer range consists of the DEY27, DEY32, DEY37, DEY45. Read More

Gian Paolo Nari unveils 75 metre superyacht project NPe75

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The NPe75 brings together elements of yacht design and aviation together in one seamless package with all the safety aspects required to land and store an helicopter aboard of super yachts. Despite the presence of the high hangar, Gian Paolo Nari succeeded in creating a great looking 75 metre vessel. Read More

47 Metre superyacht and 8 metre tender by Imaginocean Yacht Design

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Sydney based C.Way Pty Ltd has released details of two exciting but very different projects: an 8 metre superyacht tender and a 47 metre motor yacht. C.Way was set up to build luxurious custom and semi-custom boats in a streamlined and rational way, so that costs can be contained without compromising on quality. Read More

Fraser Yachts London office serves as Eidsgaard Design gallery

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Last Month saw the official unveiling of a new window display in the Fraser Yachts Mayfair office, the event served as the perfect festive opportunity for networking with clients and industry peers. Fraser Yachts offered their London office as a gallery to Eidsgaard Design to exhibit their yacht and aircraft design skills. Read More

75 metre new build Rossi Navi superyacht project for sale

Monday, 30 January 2012

Axel Douqué of Ocean Independence has announced his appointment for the sale of a 75 metre Rossi Navi new build construction project designed by Enrico Gobbi of T4Design. Based on the 74 metre Rossinavi by T4Design this 75 metre project has been further developed with an improved layout on all levels, including three main deck side balconies. Read More

The 40.5 metre superyacht i41 concept by IP.YD

Monday, 30 January 2012

Greek designer Ira Petromanolaki has send us his latest concept, superyacht i41. spoke with Ira, who explains the concept; "The intention was to create a contemporary design that combines luxury and innovation". The yacht features large glass surfaces, which provide great views. Read More

Proteksan Turquoise unveils two superyacht concepts

Friday, 27 January 2012

Proteksan Turquoise's talented in-house designer Selahattin Üldas, has designed two interesting superyacht concepts, the Pro 620 Golden and Pro 750 Golden. When the design process of the Pro 750 Golden was finalised it was remarked that the design features and detail took on the feel of fine jewellery, hence the name 'golden'. Read More

New 33 metre superyacht concept by P.B. Behage

Monday, 16 January 2012

P.B. Behage has send us his new designs for a 33.33 metre superyacht concept, designed for worldwide exploration. The yacht's hull features a flared fan bow section and a reversed transom, creating a refreshing silhouette. Accommodation is for 6 guests. Read More

Design Unlimited creates interior for Sunseeker 28 metre yacht

Monday, 16 January 2012

The launch of the new 28 Metre Yacht and Predator 53 by Sunseeker at the 2012 London Boat Show marks the latest chapter in the partnership between motoryacht builder Sunseeker and the leading interior design and styling studio Design Unlimited. Design Unlimited has been responsible for the interior design of 15 Sunseeker models. Read More

The Pelican 80 concept by Yachting Ideas

Monday, 16 January 2012

Yachting Ideas recently send us the designs of the Pelican 80, an 80 feet planning motor yacht designed to be built in composite, with sporty lines and an attractive design. The yacht features a nearly vertical bow, and a deep V hull, that allows it to tackle even rough seas. Inside, we find a large main saloon, with plenty of large windows. Read More

The Awlgrip interior design competition kicks off

Friday, 13 January 2012

AkzoNobel’s Awlgrip business has announced an innovative competition aimed at superyacht interior designers of the future. Awlgrip has long been associated with painting the exteriors of superyachts. Now, following the decision to introduce a range of interior coating products, Awlgrip is challenging interior designers of the future. Read More

The Moonen 100 Explorer combines robust performance with stylish looks

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands is making excellent progress with the construction of a long distance explorer-type yacht. The all-new Vripack designed Moonen 100 is a robust exhibition-style vessel that also benefits from exceptionality smooth lines. She combines major fuel efficiencies with comprehensive live aboard facilities. Read More

New Burger superyacht with a modern Dutch twist

Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Burger Boat Company, a venerable shipyard for over 130 years, has teamed up with Dutch design studio Vripack to create a modern but still classic motor yacht, named 85’ Burger. Vripack carefully studied the signature of Burger Boat Company and combines it with the very latest innovations in techniques. Read More

Egg and Dart and ISA team up on 58 metre Ranger concept

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Egg and Dart, the German yacht design firm, has recently teamed up with the ISA yard in Ancona, to market the 58 metre Ranger project, developed for clients who are keen on independent, worldwide exploring. An observation deck and whale watching stations are just two examples of what the Ranger 58 has on offer. Read More

Sigmund Yacht Design pushes the envelope with superyacht Vestar

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Sigmund Yacht Design aims to push the envelope of design in every way. The studio has already designed and displayed a number of advanced motor yachts and have now added a 60 metre sailing yacht within a motor range. Designed to be a modern classic, Vestar's lines and styling are an indulgence in classical elegance. Read More