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The first 45-metre Tankoa 450 superyacht Go has been delivered to her owner by her builder, the Italian shipyard Tankoa. Having been launched in February of this year, Go features exterior design and interior design by Cassetta Yacht Designers, while her naval architecture was created in-house by her builder.With a volume of 440 GT and a beam of 8.8-metres, the superyacht, also known as Hull C111, is able to comfortably sleep as many as 12 guests across her six stateroom layout, which is includes a main deck L-shaped owner’s suite and VIP stateroom. One of Go’s most notable features is her opulent beach club, which strives to emulate that of classic sailing yachts. Additionally, Go boasts an optional pool at beach club level, an upper deck lounge terrace with seating and shaded dining, a sundeck containing a hot tub, bar, and additional shaded dining area. The upper deck also features a dedicated gym, while
Thu, 25 Jul 2024 | 11:30
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The two new Feadship superyachts, the 82.9-metre Sakura and the 59.5-metre B have been seen at the Feadship facility in Amsterdam. Both yachts are due for delivery this year. Previously known as Feadship 712, Sakura is one of the latest superyachts to have been launched by the Dutch builder, undergoing her sea trials in the North sea in June. With an estimated internal volume of 1,950 GT, Sakura features naval architecture courtesy of Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture. She has been constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and features a sleek and elegant exterior design with a tri-deck arrangement. These new images show the expanse of the yacht's aft deck spaces and the particularly large swimming pool on her main deck. The superyacht's shell doors are also open to what is likely a large beach club and tender storage areas. The superyacht B, previously known as Feadship 713, was also launched
Thu, 25 Jul 2024 | 11:00
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The hull of the 49.5-metre Feadship motor yacht Feadship 717 has been launched and will be now transported to the shipyard's Aalsmeer facility. Very little is known about the project, which began in 2022 and is due for completion in 2026. She features naval architecture from De Voogt Naval Architects and has a full aluminium hull and superstructure. The hull was launched from the yard's neighbouring aluminium partner Jacht- en Scheepswerf Gouwerok BV and will now undergo the next stage of construction at Feadship.In addition to Feadship 717, the shipyard has at least 13 projects in-build, the largest being the 118.8-metre Feadship 821 which was launched only a few months ago and which features a first-of-its-kind fuel cell propulsion system. Feadship 717 is the smallest yacht the yard currently has under construction. Other ongoing projects include the recently announced 80-metre superyacht Thalassa and the 101-metre Feadship 1013, due for delivery in 2025.
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Spotted earlier this month anchored here in Porto Venere, Italy, are the motor yachts Iman and Giro V. Originally named Crystie Ann, the 48.5-metre yacht Iman was delivered in 1993 by the Italian shipyard Dragomar. Later renamed Dragomar, Iman displays exteriors designed by the collaboration between Tom Fexas and Carlo Coluccia, with her interior penned by Claudio Zampetti. Cruising under the United Kingdom flag, Iman is powered by twin Deutz diesel engines, allowing her to reach a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.  In the background is the 38.4-metre yacht Giro V, built by Sanlorenzo in 2021. Part of the SD126 series, the design work for the 314 GT yacht is credited to Francesco Paszkowski, who crafted both her exterior and interior. With her twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT engines, Giro V can cover an impressive 3,000 nautical miles at 11 knots, making her well-suited for lengthy journeys
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After having recently completed warranty works in Hamburg, the 89.99-metre superyacht Norn, was seen earlier this week cruising in the Hebrides, Scotland. Built by Lürssen in 2023, the motor yacht's exterior, designed by Espen Øino International, features geometric lines and a distinct reverse bow, making her instantly recognisable. Her interior, created by Dölker+Voges Design, showcases minimalist and airy spaces. Commissioned by a couple with over 20 years of experience on a 70-metre Lürssen superyacht, Norn prioritises comfort and offers numerous amenities including a helipad, an outdoor cinema, and a pool with a floor that can be raised to serve as a dance floor with special lighting
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This summer, the 65.2-metre motor yacht Astarte II was spotted cruising around Serifos, Greece. Originally launched by Blohm & Voss in 1987 under the name Katalina, the tri-deck yacht is primarily active in Greek waters. Owned by a Greek shipping family, the yacht features a luxurious interior crafted by Michael Inchbald and Jacqueline Thwaites, providing space for 20 guests in 10 staterooms. Equipped with twin Deutz 2,990 hp diesel engines, the Liberia-flagged vessel can reach speeds of up to 18 knots
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Spotted this week anchored in Formentera, one of the Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea, is the 90.02-metre superyacht Phoenix 2. Built by the German shipyard Lürssen in 2010, the motor yacht is renowned for her distinctive grey hull and the impressive phoenix figurehead on her bow. The iconic design of Phoenix 2 is attributed to the British studio Winch Design, responsible for both her exterior and interior. The yacht features a spacious sundeck with a swimming pool, an outdoor cinema, and a separate Jacuzzi. The Malta-flagged yacht can host up to 12 guests in six staterooms and achieves a top speed of 18 knots, powered by twin MTU diesel engines, each generating 2,719 horsepower. Discover more about the story of yacht figureheads here
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Spotted this week docked in Bergen, Norway, is the 77.4-metre explorer yacht Legend. Originally constructed by the Dutch shipyard IHC Verschure in 1974 as an icebreaking tug, Legend, formerly known as Giant I, underwent a remarkable transformation in 2003, emerging as the world’s first Class 1 icebreaker superyacht. She was rebuilt by Icon Yachts in 2016, boasting a sumptuous interior crafted by John Misiag and Shelley McNaughton, with elegant exterior lines from Diana Yacht Design. The extensive upgrade to convert Legend into an ice-breaking passenger yacht included significant modifications. Her stern was extended by 3.6-metres, the superstructure underwent a complete redesign, and her mast was entirely reconstructed.  Inside, Legend offers accommodation for up to 22 guests across 11 city-themed staterooms. Noteworthy features on board include a Balinese-style spa with a dedicated spa specialist, a 16-person heated Jacuzzi with a cascading waterfall on the main deck, and a 14-seat cinema room. For the ultimate expedition experience,
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