SUNREEF YACHTS UNVEILS THE SUPERYACHT CONCEPT

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120 SUNREEF POWER

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Sunreef Yachts proudly unveils the shipyard’s latest superyacht concept – the 120 Sunreef Power. A daring, aerodynamic design stretching living spaces to the extreme and opening new possibilities for worldwide cruising in ultimate luxury. With her reversed bow, increased hull width and generous glazing, the 120 Sunreef Power is a custom craft designed for bold contemporary yacht owners valuing strength and originality.

With a growing interest for multihull concepts in the superyacht segment, the shipyard’s in-house design team has elaborated a monumental, yet dynamic catamaran model. Inspired by the supercar industry, the lines of the 120 Sunreef Power are both elegant and sporty with numerous chrome elements and LED accents.

The 120 Sunreef Power offers full freedom in terms of décor and space arrangement. The first layout proposition includes accommodation for 8 guests and 8 crew. On main deck level, three sliding doors open the saloon onto the sides and the aft dining space to create a vast open-air lounge. The oversized modular sofas are the central point of the social area equipped with a 110″ TV, interactive screens and premium sound system. The dining table for 10 is conveniently placed closer to the galley to ease service. Further towards the bow, the master suite makes the best possible use of the yacht’s immense 14.4m beam, offering a walk-in dressing room, vast master bathroom and direct access to a private terrace. Starboard off the main deck, guests find a peaceful retreat in the three luxuriously appointed en-suite cabins.

The main crew area is located in the portside hull, featuring comfortable accommodation for 7 along with a spacious mess. From there, a staircase leads directly to the yacht’s galley. With an efficient layout and clever storage solutions, the space is designed to facilitate workflow and deliver high-end restaurant service. The captain’s quarters and helm station are both placed on flybridge level to offer the best visibility.

Towering over the main deck, the flybridge is the yacht’s main alfresco lounging and dining area featuring a bar, spa-pool, free-standing furniture and plenty of room for massage beds and gym gear. To the aft, two transformer platforms serve both as passerelles and swim ladders. The yacht’s ample garage holds the tender, jet-ski and wide selection of water toys. More information about the shipyard’s latest superyacht concept will be made available at the upcoming 2019 boat shows.

 

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ALFAROSSO, THE NEW EXPLORER YACHT BY CRN AND FRANCESCO PASZKOWSKI DESIGN

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The new project’s explorational spirit shines through with strong lines and multiple outdoor spaces,a perfect blend of luxury and comfort

CRN unveils the AlfaRosso concept,an innovative explorer yacht designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design, available in three lengths – 45, 50 and 55 metres – with a gross tonnage from 499GT for the 45m model.Designed for an owner who loves long voyages of discovery to remote places, the AlfaRosso concept finds expression in a displacement yacht where contact with nature is elemental.

AlfaRosso is a yacht of unmistakable style.The rigour of her architectural geometries, her crisply defined hull profile, and sharp, clean lines create a sensation of poetry in motion. This pairs beautifully with the studied appeal of the open spaces and the exceptional indoor comfort.The stern, lower-deck, and main-deck areas also boast a singular design. Unlike typical explorer yachts, where these are normally technical areas,on AlfaRosso they are designed for guests to savour the sea to its fullest extent. The pool, the extensive terraces, and the glorious windows, some from floor to ceiling, offer a panoramic experience that is truly unparalleled.

The magnificent craftsmanship of this yacht is displayed both indoor and outdoor. The star here is teak wood, which forms a bridge between tradition and innovation.In the sumptuous indoor spaces, the continuity between interior and exterior is exquisitely expressed in the understated elegance of the steel handrails, chosen in place of the classic gunwales, in the sophisticated minimalism of the open-step stairslinking the various decks, and in the sense of consummate relaxation exuded by the flush-deck pool on the main deck.These details bring guests into closer contact with the sea and the air, removing any barriers that might hinder the fullest enjoyment of the on-board experience.The tender and all the toys are stowed in the bow area to keep the surface area clear and clean while further emphasising AlfaRosso’s dynamic personality and her owner’s passion for exploration.

“We are excited to continue our collaboration with a dynamic industry leader like Francesco Paszkowski Design.CRN has been a pioneer in the explorer vessel sector, adding an important new chapter to yachting history.In 1983, we created the first explorer pleasure boat, the iconic F100 designed by Gerhard Gilgenast, which went on to achieve cult status.Solidity on the water and a sense of being at one with the surrounding space were the principles underpinning the AlfaRosso design, in perfect harmony with the crisp styling by Francesco Paszkowski”, commented Stefano De Vivo, CRN Chief Commercial Officer.

“Power on the water and a sensation of merging with the surrounding space are the keys to this design.AlfaRosso’s sharply defined architectural geometries embrace large indoor guest areas with generous windows that give a strong sense of continuity between inside and outside.Remarkable open-air spaces, conceived as grand terraces gazing on to the sea linked by open-step stairs, lend the entire design a sense of gossamer lightness, where the use of teak provides the link between tradition and innovation.Working with a historic yard like CRN has always been a great source of pride for our studio.Being able to create a new project backed by their proven expertise and solid know-how once again has been an inspiring experience”,said Francesco Paszkowski.

 

 

 

 

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Sophisticated Naval Designs

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Benetti unveils new models at Cannes Boat Show


By Shereen Shabnam 

Benetti presented a preview of the shipyard’s new products: Oasis 135’, Diamond 145’ and 4 BNow models,

Oasis 135’: anew lifestyle balanced between sport and relaxation

The Oasis 135’ is a yacht designed by RWD based on a new concept that offers a contemporary take on the use of indoor and outdoor spaces, for an owner in search of a distinctly informal relationship with the sea.

Created to satisfy the needs of an active and sophisticated owner who wants to live his life at sea to the full and across the board, and who has a lifestyle focused on casual elegance, Oasis 135’ features high ceilings, the unusual layout of the onboard spaces, and the extensive use of natural light confirm and underscore the desire to enter into a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.

Cruising speed stands at 14.5 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots, and the yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Diamond 145’. Power and balance

The Diamond 145’ is the flagship of the Class product line fleet with a sophisticated design that represents the ultimate expression of displacement models in the Classic category. This 44-meter displacement yacht draws on the core features of the Benetti Displacement Class across its entire history.

The elegant design suggests the proportions and details of a large yacht and conveys a feeling of sturdiness and power. The discreet but tangible sense of refinement will strike a chord with owners who love to combine glamour with credible practicality.

Access to the Main Deck is by two wide stairways in the stern, which are also one of the yacht’s architectural highlights. The main cockpit welcomes guests in a wide and bright setting, and leads seamlessly to the immense, fully glazed main lounge. The full-beam master cabin in the bow has a roomy wardrobe, a full-beam bathroom and a study or office. The Upper Deck features a big outdoor area in the stern with access to the lounge and the bow area is the largeston the market, covering 70 square meters and featuring a remarkable custom spa pool.

The two 1,400 hp Man engines will drive the Diamond 145’ to a top speed of 15 knots and at a speed of 11 knots the yacht will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles.

 BNow: maximum comfort with short delivery times.

The 4 BNow models are Custom yachts, again designed in collaboration with RWD, created to offer a modern onboard lifestyle by connecting indoor and outdoor spaces.

Featuring streamlined exterior lines and a vertical bow, the yachts in this product family offer well-being and comfort accompanied by much shorter delivery times. In response to the original brief “to create an innovative well-being concept for the maximum comfort, light and use of spaces.”

RWD have developed a seamless indoor/outdoor living area with panoramic Pool Lounge as an extension of the aft deck and Beach Club. All the layouts feature a new and revolutionary concept of onboard lifestyle, because they make innovative use of the spaces from day to night.

With these new products, Benetti intends to introduce new elements of style while remaining faithful to the fundamental principles that underpin its long history and tradition.

 

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Azimut Yachts to showcase latest luxury models in its debut at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018

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As a first time entrant at the show, Azimut Yachts reveals latest yacht models redefining Italian elegance and comfort

Azimut Yachts, the world’s leading luxury yachts manufacturer with 7 offices in the Middle East, including the UAE, will be making its debut at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) taking place from the 17th to the 20th of October this year.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, the event is organised by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), which will host the boat show for the first time. Being unique to the city and the region, the show provides an excellent platform for all marine industry professionals to converge and network.

The Azimut Yachts collection boasts the widest product range in the world, with sizes ranging from 34 feet to 35 metres. Visitors at the ADIBS will receive a special preview of the yacht models; the Grande 27 metri,  Azimut 72 Flybridge and Azimut 77S. The Grande 27 metri is a superior luxury yacht with an innovative Optimus Electronic Power Steering system, presenting a unique widebody concept in this category, with the owner’s suite on the main deck and the possibility of five cabins, in what is an almost unique feature for a boat this size.

Yachts in the Flybridge Collection represents elegance, agility and space; specifically designed to break down visual barriers with maximum light flooding through the windows, giving customers an optical treat. The Azimut 72 Flybridge joins the fleet of the finest Italian yachts made and engineered according to the highest standards applied in the recreational industry for production boats. It has been designed to achieve the best possible internal volumes in accordance with ergonomic standards, emphasizing the role of light both in the main salon and below deck without compromising the exterior space.

The 77S also provides an advanced yachting experience with a Triple Volvo IPS propulsion system installed on hydrodynamic optimized hull shape enabling superior manoeuvrability, minimum noise and vibration level and fuel efficiency with up to 35% reduction compared to shaft line. With a state of the art engine, and a design reflecting luxury and comfort at its best, the Azimut 77S proves the future is now. Simple lines and elegant, symmetrical arrangement encourage best use of interior space.

Marco Valle, Azimut Yachts CEO, emphasized,“Azimut yachts are the epitome of Italian elegance, class and prestige adding value to the repertoire of any commercial or privateowner. We are thrilled to be part of the Abu Dhabi International Boat show, exhibiting our designs for the first time. We want to show visitors the innovative technology that we offer along with world class systems and safety measures that are testament to our continuing quest for growth and professionalism in an increasingly competitive market.”

Highlighting the importance of the company’s role in the Middle East and UAE in the development of the yacht sector competing with an intense global market, Ahmad Al-Ameeri, CEO of Seas&Deserts Group and Azimut Yachts Official Dealer for the areahighlighted,“The UAE is a significant country in which the yacht sector operates and develops significantly over years. According to latest statistics, in 2018 the UAE ranks ninth in the world for production of super yachts, with 14 new builds with a combined length of 611 metres being manufactured in the Emirates. As an organization functioning in this unique industry, we have always strived to put our customers’ needs as a priority. Participation in this platform gives us the perfect opportunity to reach out to our local audience and demonstrate our products while relaying their significance and practicality for our customers.”

The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show caters tothe companies in the UAE and internationally from the marine leisure industry; enabling them to display, discuss and demonstrate their products and services to a relevant and unique buying audience. The show is expected to attract around 20,000 visitors over the span of 4 days, with more than 150 international and local exhibitors.

Azimut Yachts will be at the Abu Dhabi Boat Show, from October 17 till 20, Stand OW22. For the entire duration of the boat show, the Azimut Yachts fleet will be available for visits on board.

CUSTOM LINE NAVETTA 42: THE BIGGEST NAVETTA EVER

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Over 300GT of customisation for a masterpiece of comfort, conviviality and on-board privacy

Custom Line has reached a major landmark in its storied history with a new model of boundless beauty: the magnificent Custom Line Navetta 42, the shipyard’s biggest yacht ever. Following its official premiere at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018, the new flagship has been one of the stars of the Monaco Yacht Show 2018.

The fruit of a two-year collaborative effort by the Product Strategy Committee headed by Engineer Piero Ferrari, the Group’s Engineering Department and Studio Zuccon International Project, the new super-yacht epitomizes a sailing philosophy based on superior design, sophisticated elegance and extraordinary performance. The new flagship, the brand’s first above 300 GT, combines the qualities of seaworthiness, comfort, safety and customisation – all part of Custom Line’s DNA since the beginning – into a product that is truly revolutionary in terms of style, design and spaces, and whose range places it at the top of its class. The yacht’s colours, finishes and materials, as well as its many free-standing solutions and interior furnishings, were chosen in collaboration with Studio Luca Bombassei, a renowned Italian architecture and design firm, and are yet another testament to the endless possibilities for personalisation offered by Custom Line.

With a length of 41.8 metres (137’2’’ ft.) and a beam of 8.1 metres (26’7’’ ft.), Custom Line Navetta

42 features a semi-displacement hull with a bulbous bow that ensures maximum efficiency in any sea condition, reprising the solutions already adopted on its smaller precursors, the Navetta 33 and

Navetta 37. Throughout its 4 spacious decks, the new flagship presents a fully-customisable internal layout conceived to exploit the ship’s generous volumes to the fullest and to offer maximum liveability in all areas, with impressive lengths and heights above 2m in the interior spaces. The result is better organisation of on-board flows, total privacy for the owner and his guests, and great freedom of movement for the captain and crew.

The solid profile of Custom Line Navetta 42 exudes the unmistakable elegance which characterises all Navetta models: an impeccable blend of linear and essential architectural solutions that conveys a sense of strength and character on the water.

Internally, Custom Line Navetta 42 blends exquisite chromatic harmonies with a selection of refined materials and surfaces. Walnut and dark oak are the dominant essences of the interiors, and combine seamlessly with the lacquered surfaces of the ceilings, the bronze-coloured brushed steel of the handles and handrails, and the mirror-finish steel used for the doors.

In perfect chromatic harmony with the dark woods, the main colour tones range from grey to beige, with teal details that recur in the sundeck’s unusual chairs, in the upper deck’s carpets and cushions, and even in the formal dining table on the main deck.

Navetta Custom Line 42 is a striking example of that “family feeling” which made the brand famous worldwide: it welcomes guests into a modern and stylishly eclectic ambiance, enriched by a contemporary vibe that reverberates in the elegant yet functional furnishings, with their inn ovative and essential design.

Aside from the unquestionable elegance, the new Custom Line flagship also impresses for its engineering innovations. Navetta 42, for example, offers unrivalled noise isolation thanks to a special flexible joint in the transmission lines that absorbs vibrations from the axis line. The goal of minimising phonic impact was fully achieved through targeted mathematical analyses for each and every noise source and its location on board. Cutting-edge damping solutions were also employed, using glued panels that increase comfort by reducing noise and vibrations. Furthermore, just like on Navetta 37, the main deck is fitted with a state-of-the-art floating floor: a technique whereby the floor surface is separated from the fibreglass base by a layer of sound-absorbing materials, to reduce the transmission of noise and vibrations from the engine room to the living areas, while also softening any footfall.

Finally, as it exceeds 300 GT, the new Custom Line flagship must meet certain regulatory requirements such as those pertaining to stability in the event of a breach. Should the hull become damaged, Custom Line Navetta 42 features a system of automated waterproof doors that close upon specific commands by the captain, in order to isolate the forward compartment from the aft one, thus ensuring safe navigation.

MAIN DECK

The spacious main deck cockpit, fitted with an electric canopy, is completely customisable with free-standing pieces, so the owner may create the kind of environment that best suits his taste. The electric glass door of the salon opens onto an indoor living area approximately 11 metres long,

which includes a comfortable sitting area as well as a formal dining room with a 6-person table. For greater privacy, the ample side windows in the salon are equipped with electric blinds, which can be controlled remotely via iPad.

The main deck’s dining area is framed on both sides by two sliding windows that shower the interior with plenty of natural light, highlighting the space’s colours and materials: a panoramic balcony comes standard on the starboard side, while the port-side bulwark has a fixed window in the standard layout but can be fitted with another balcony on request. On the first unit, both the upper deck and main deck were equipped with a custom K-Array audio system, featuring innovative loudspeakers with an essential design.

Past the dining area, on the starboard side, is the guest area which also includes a day head. This is also the location of the lift, which on request can go from the lower deck all the way to the sundeck, offering a solution that is extremely competitive on the market – on the first unit, for example, the lift reaches the upper deck.

The port side, entirely dedicated to the crew and separated from the guest area, gives access to the galley, the bridge (located on the upper deck) and the crew quarters.

Proceeding forward, we reach the exclusive owner’s suite, with a surface of 50m2, that opens onto a studio space by the entrance followed by a sitting area. The main space features a storage bed that helps optimize the use of space, and a master bathroom in marble with two separate toilet rooms. The “His and Hers” design approach is also evident in the two ample walk-in closets located on the port-side bulwark. To create an even more soothing sense of softness and warmth inside the suite, the flooring on the first unit features a special combination of materials, with a built -in carpet installed onto the parquet hardwood.

An innovation which was introduced for the first time on this yacht is the pull-out balcony inside the owner’s suite, developed in collaboration with Fratelli Canalicchio, which can be provided on request. An extremely versatile solution, this balcony consists of two main components: a glass window panel that swings upwards to open and a gunwale that slides outwards to create the balcony’s floorboard, which aligns seamlessly with the floor of the owner’s suite. Two automatic chandeliers  double  as  handrails  and  serve  as  a  safety  element  for  this  enchanting  space suspended above the water.

LOWER DECK

Custom Line Navetta 42 optimally exploits the yacht’s generous spaces all the way to the far end of the stern, with a large beach area at water level that provides unforgettable moments of pure enjoyment. Devoid of any technical elements, this spacious area of nearly 30 m2 can be arranged and furnished according to the owner’s wishes, in order to maximise its comfort and liveability. From the beach club, on the port-side, we reach the semi-floodable garage with side opening, which can house a Williams 625 transverse tender. The garage is equipped with a slipway launch system and a hatch that opens upwards.

On the lower deck, the 4 guest cabins are arranged in a perfectly symmetrical layout which, however, was varied on the first unit in order to make room for the lift shaft. The two aft cabins, both with a king-size bed, reprise the design concept seen throughout the rest of the ship: glossy, mirror- polished surfaces that add depth to the spaces, and light-coloured carpeting to enhance the sense of comfort and warmth emanating from the dark oak essences. The forward section features another cabin with king-size bed plus one twin cabin – with the option to have an additional Pullman bed  installed    that  perfectly embodies the  family spirit  that  characterises the  entire Custom Line range. All cabins have spacious dressing areas and en-suite bathrooms that feature a similar design to the owner’s bathroom, with precious marbles and exquisite chromatic harmonies. Every cabin also offers a cutting-edge Mirror TV – with no visible buttons – that looks like an authentic fixed-image painting, and further enhances the stylish yet essential vibe on board.

UPPER DECK

The upper deck greets its guests with a spacious panoramic salon furnished with chairs and sofas from the latest collection by Minotti, which adorns the interior spaces with its inimitably soft and

refined style. Along both bulwarks are two spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows that open, giving access to the side walkways: on the port side is a quaint and private panoramic terrace, while the panoramic area on the starboard side is instead directly connected with the forward area. The living area features a next-generation retractable television hidden in the drop ceiling, whose screen can rotate 180 degrees in order to be viewed also from the outdoor space.

The upper cockpit can be reached from the salon through a glass door that opens completely, creating a single space that seamlessly joins the indoor and outdoor areas. In fact, in addition to

sliding electrically, the four glass surfaces also rotate on side hinges to open up the whole area and create a striking spatial continuity. The outdoor area, with light-coloured teak floors that counterbalance the black and grey of the finishes, houses a large 10-person dining table and, all the way aft, a comfortable C-shaped couch. This leisure zone offers a further layer of comfort thanks to its pull-out side awnings on both the port and starboard sides – especially practical in the event of wind or bad weather. On request, an electric canopy can be installed to fully cover the upper cockpit, as was done on the first unit.

Heading forward down the corridor we find a day head on the right, a separate pantry with dumbwaiter on the left and the access point to the crew area, until finally we reach the helm station, which features a captain’s cabin and its en-suite bathroom. The integrated bridge, developed together with Teamitalia, is equipped with 5 monitors including 2 touchscreens and an innovative stretched screen display. Other features include a virtual keyboard, to sail in total safety thanks to the fully-integrated instrumentation, and a FAR radar. Here, with anthracite grey leathers that blend harmoniously with the dominant dark-wood mood, the sleek and simple lines that define the space become synonymous with safety and comfort.

The living area on the foredeck is spacious and thoroughly enjoyable, with a total surface of 50 m2 and a large sun pad, with a 2-section canopy and side curtains to ensure maximum privacy. To allow crew members to move about without interfering with guests, the layout includes a practical crew walkway located in front of the bridge. The standard forward garage was expanded upon request on the first unit, and can stow a tender up to 3 metres long or a jet ski.

SUNDECK

A supreme expression of seaborne leisure, the sundeck on Custom Line Navetta 42 offers four fully- customisable areas that extend over an  18-metre long space with a  total surface of  92 m², covered by a hard-top.

Starting from the stern, there is an open sun pad followed by a covered lounge area featuring beach-style couches and other unique seating elements from the latest collection by Roda – the brand behind all of the exterior’s free-standing furniture. The dining area is a pleasantly informal space which includes a bar unit and a built-in table. Beyond the bar unit is the pool area, located forward, with a dumbwaiter that can, on request, reach all the way to the sun deck, as is the case on the first unit.

The black hard top – a nice colour contrast with the hull’s white – is mounted on 4 stainless steel poles that add character to the profile while contouring the shapes on an aesthetic level, while the opaque finishes on the inside enrich the ambiance by highlighting the exclusiveness and sophistication of the interiors.

ENGINE AND TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT

The first unit of Custom Line Navetta 42 installs 2 CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines capable of generating

1470 mhp. The vessel can thus achieve a transatlantic range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles

at a fuel-efficient cruising speed of 10 knots (preliminary data), up to a maximum speed of 16 knots.

3 other pairs of engines are available: one standard and two extra:

• two CAT C32 ACERT V12 engines with 1623 mhp (standard)

• two MTU 12V 2000 M86 engines with 1725 mhp (extra)

• two MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines with 1469 mhp (extra)

To ensure maximum comfort while anchored, Navetta 42 is equipped wth 3 m² fin stabilizers by NAIAD Dynamics.

 

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THE 40 OPEN SUNREEF POWER WINS THE BEST POWER DRIVEN CATAMARAN AWARD AT THE WORLD YACHTS TROPHIES

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The 40 Open Sunreef Power Diamond Limited Edition has been recognized as Best Power Driven Catamaran at the prestigious World Yachts Trophies gala. Rewarding the best and most innovative yachts worldwide, the ceremony has gathered top industry professionals on the Beach of the Intercontinental Carlton Cannes on the 15th of September.

The award was received on stage by company Founder and President Francis Lapp, Nicolas Lapp – Head of Sunreef Yachts Design Office, Paulina Zelobowska and Karolina Paszkiewicz from Sales and Marketing Departments.

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The 40 Open Sunreef Power Diamond Limited Edition is an ultramodern day cruiser equipped with 2 x Mercury Racing 860 HP engines and featuring a Sun King®Diamond Coating by Jean Boulle Luxury. Vast, stable and fully customizable, this radical multihull speedster is all about lifestyle and performance.

This is the model’s second big international triumph after winning the Best Recreational Boat up to 45ft title at the Asia Boating Awards during the Singapore Yacht Show in April.

 

 

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Azimut reinforces its global market leadership at Cannes Yachting Festival

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Returning once again to the Cannes Yachting Festival, running from 11 to 16 September, Azimut reveals exclusive models that combine luxury with comfort

With the new boat show season that has just started in Cannes, Azimut Yachts, the world’s leading yachts manufacturer with 7 offices in the Middle East including UAE, achieved an excellent year as Azimut Benetti Group closed the accounting period with value of production estimated at €850 million (+18% on the previous year at constant exchange rates) and an adjusted EBITDA of €50 million. Volumes are also up and stand at 261 new units.

The strengthening of the Azimut Benetti Group’s position in this segment, confirmed by its placing at the top of the Global Order Book ranking announced last December for the 18th year running, is attributable to the commercial success of the Azimut Grande range, and the 35 and 27-meter models in particular, with 10 and 21 units sold respectively since their market debut, and of the Benetti range. The main markets for Azimut are the Americas, which account for 38% of sales, followed by Europe with 33%, the Middle East with 16% and Asia Pacific with 13%. In South America, the success of the Itajai shipyard in Brazil deserves a special mention, increasing its value of production by 24%, with 36 yachts built, and bucking the trend reported by many European players who have decided to abandon the country.

The Group has invested over €104m over the last three-year period, of which €32m in production capacity and the remaining €72m in renewing the product range. In the upcoming three-year period (2019-2021), another €122m will be invested, of which €28m in production capacity and the remaining €94m on the development of 10 Azimut Yachts and 7 Benetti models to renew the range.

Giovanna Vitelli, Vice President of Azimut Benetti Groupemphasized, “The achievements reported this year, and throughout the Group’s history, are the result of an enterprise approach founded on stability and driven by the farsighted vision of the ownership, which has always pursued management continuity, professionalism and profound respect for the customer as the company’s fundamental values.”

She added, “Benetti will continue to pursue its tradition of excellence, with a management team strengthened by professionals of proven management experience and skill and multiple unique projects in the pipeline. In parallel, Azimut will continue to grow and consolidate its positioning, ensuring that the Group’s overall range continues to be the broadest and most comprehensive in the world. I am also delighted with the excellent performance reported by the other companies in the Group (Fraser, Lusben, Yachtique and the Marinas), which contribute to making us a uniquely distinctive player on the market.”

Azimut excels with new collection

One of the protagonists at this edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival is Azimut S6, the new entry in the S Collection. The S6 is a pure coupé with sporty DNA that looks set to leave its mark in the history of yacht world development, offering unprecedented levels of efficiency obtained with the help of the three IPS propulsion units and Carbon Tech. The exteriors are designed by Stefano Righini, who on this model has further accentuated the glazed surfaces in the hull, a distinctive feature of the S generation, giving the yacht an immediately recognisable profile. The defining characteristics of the interiors by Francesco Guida, for whom this is his second project with the shipyard, are a modern and discrete sense of elegance and a welcoming atmosphere bathed in warm colourways.

The Grande Collection, the most recently introduced collection of Azimut superyachts, has been joined by two new models. The first, the Azimut Grande 25 Metri, has a Carbon Tech superstructure, roll-bar, hard top and transom and represents the perfect blend of charm and technology. For the interiors, designer Achille Salvagni offers a non-conventional take on the living area by abandoning the typical distinction between sofa and dining area, and creating in their place one big space on the Main Deck, which can be transformed into a dining area when needed by raising a recessed table. This solution highlights the decidedly informal and original personality of this model. Two propulsion solutions are available, one with a pair of 1,650 hp Man engines and the other with two 1,800 hp Man units, for a top speed of 29 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots.

The desire to express an innovative vision that breaks with the past is the driver behind the second novelty in the Collection, the Azimut Grande 32 Metri. This superyacht is the epitome of avant-garde in every aspect, with multiple unprecedented solutions. The defining features of the model are the big, airy, interior and exterior spaces. Outdoors, designer Stefano Righini provides guests not only with a big beach club in the stern, but also a Fly Deck offering a remarkable 70 sq m of space split into three distinct areas: a dining area, a central living space, and finally a relaxation area in the bow with a hydromassage tub, which can become a second lounge area at the owner’s request. The airiness of the outside spaces is complemented by the luminosity of the interiors designed by Achille Salvagni. The full-beam owner’s suite, for example, is flooded with light through full-height glazed surfaces on both sides. Propulsion is provided by two 2,200 mHP MTU engines, driving the yacht to a top speed of 26.5 knots.

Marco Valle, CEO of Azimut Yachts clarified, “Azimut’s growth strategy is based on ever more substantial investments in product development, innovative technology and processes, new design trends and a global commercial presence. That’swhy, I’m confident about our distinctive exposure this year in Cannes Yachting Festival. A number of unique amenities make the flagship of the Azimut Yachts lineup stand out. Furthermore, our yachts’ materials have been designed to offer the ultimate leisure experience and developed for customers to guarantee the most accurate representation of the yacht possible.”

Valle explained, “Our product expansion strategy has proven its success in the market as we do identify the best context for each product. I’m also proud to have highly skilled and qualified team of designers who have different approaches coping with the latest technologies. I promise our clients to continue bringing to market products with strong personalities, each addressed to a specific targetwith a passionate touch of innovation.”

Azimut Yachts exhibits at the Cannes Yachting Festival, from September 11 to 16, Stand Palais 096. For the entire duration of the boat show, the Azimut fleet is available for visits on board.

 

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BENETTI UNVEILS THE SHIPYARD’S NEW PRODUCTS AT THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL 2018

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Yesterday Benetti presented a preview of the shipyard’s new products: Oasis 135’, Diamond 145’ and 4 BNow models.

Oasis 135’ is a yacht designed by RWD based on a new concept that offers a contemporary take on the use of indoor and outdoor spaces, for an owner in search of a distinctly informal relationship with the sea.

Diamond 145’, the flagship of the Class product line fleet, is a yacht with a sophisticated design that represents the ultimate expression of displacement models in the Classic category.

The 4 BNow models are Custom yachts, again designed in collaboration with RWD, created to offer a modern onboard lifestyle by connecting indoor and outdoor spaces. Benetti’s advanced construction technology ensures short delivery times.

At the presentation, the sale of the first steel hull and aluminium superstructure yacht below 500 GT from the new RWD designed BNow concept was announced. The valuable customer from Middle East is a repeat customer of Benetti.

With these new products, Benetti intends to introduce new elements of style while remaining faithful to the fundamental principles that underpin its long history and tradition.

To each his own dream

Oasis 135’: anew lifestyle balanced betweensport andrelaxation

What is an oasis if not a point of refreshment, a dream come true that appears unexpectedly on the horizon? A promise of freshness, relief and relaxation to enjoy in complete comfort: this is the intended message conveyed by Oasis 135’, the new model in Benetti’s Classproduct line. Created to satisfy the needs of an active and sophisticated owner who wants to live his life at sea to the full and across the board, and who has a lifestyle focused on casual elegance, Oasis 135’ is packed with solutions in which close contact with the waterplays a foreground role, as is demonstrated by the spectacular beach area with infinity pooljust steps from the sea. The high ceilings, the unusual layout of the onboard spaces, and the extensive use of natural light confirm and underscore the desire to enter into a symbiotic relationship with the outside world.

This ambitious project, on which Benetti has worked in partnership with UK-based firm RWDand New York design studio Bonetti/Kozerski thathas designed the interiors, revolves around an onboard lifestyle in which sporting activities alternate with periods of total relaxation. Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal at RWD, describes the concept like this: “We’ve revisited the classic concept of onboard life. Today owners don’t use their boats in the same way as in the past. This yacht reflects a new more dynamic and less formal lifestylefor active, curious ownerswho don’t spend much time lying in the sun because they prefer to explore and enjoy the places they’ve just reached on their yacht”.

The interiors, designed by US-based firm Bonetti/Kozerski, are casual-chic in style and reveal a highly sophisticated use of materials, colour combinations and forms of decoration, all underpinned by an elegant sense of understatement. The designers’ choice of materials for the decor includes light color leather and rosewood in light, bright colourways. Taken together, all these details define the setting and the overall effect is that of a spacious loftfeaturing seamless continuity between indoor and outdoor spaces, where the multi-purpose settings can be enjoyed at any time of day.

This is how Enrico Bonettiexplains the essence of this project: “The spaces conveya sense of calmand are decorated with materials that exude quality. Classic materials that may not reflect the latest trends, but are certain to retain their beauty over time. This model is characterised by the understated eleganceand quality on which Benetti has built its reputation”.

Sophisticated settings with a classical feel meet a dynamic lifestyle on board Oasis 135’, a 41-meter displacement yacht with a fibreglass hull and superstructure, and a layout extending across four decks.

The Master Suite on the Main Deckoffers the owner a spacious apartment with an elegant marble bathroom. The galley is also situated on this deck, along with a huge day areathat replaces the traditional saloon. Here, the windows around the entire perimeter can be opened to create a unique setting in close contact with the sea, with no barriers between indoor and outdoor spaces. This deck provides access to the beach terrace, which can be made even more spacious by opening the two side platforms. The yacht also has one generous balconyin the owner’s suite.

The pilot househas been designed for the first time as a living space dominated by extensive glazed surfaces, a lounge area with sofas and armchairs, and a carefully arranged workstation, in which the helm console, an area for relaxation and the chart table form a single setting from which to enjoy the cruise from start to finish. The captain’s cabin is located immediately aft of this, while the night area for guests is on the Lower Deck, with two VIP cabins and two cabins with twin beds. Further forward are the crew quarters, with accommodation fornine people.

Cruising speed stands at 14.5 knots, with a top speed of 15 knots, and the yacht has a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots.

Diamond 145’. Power and balance.

This 44-meter displacement yacht draws on the core features of the Benetti Displacement Class across its entire history.

Expert ownerswill be struck by a yacht that can be an integral part of their finest moments with unparalleled style, comfort and safety.

The elegant design suggests the proportions and details of a large yacht and conveys a feeling of sturdiness and power. The discreet but tangible sense of refinement will strike a chord with owners who love to combine glamour with credible practicality.

The seamless design of the huge glazed surfaces accentuates the length of the yacht and its brightly-lit interiors. The exterior styling, which stands out for its remarkable continuity of lines and surfaces, is the work of Giorgio M. Cassetta: “The Diamond 145’ represents yet another step in the evolution of the Benetti Class Displacement range. The clean, smooth lines embrace the proportions of a big yacht. The high hull sides and extremely long reverse sheer line suggest leisure cruises in complete safety, while the sculpted masses of the superstructure define a refined and dynamic style. The distribution of the settings and layout is based on meticulous optimization of the available space. My team and I have researched each detail for three years to create a yacht that is both extremely luxurious and immediately practical. The beach club in the stern, located right above the sea surface, is the most obvious novelty on the yacht, offering an independent, highly flexible and visually striking space”.

The interior design is based on roomy, welcoming settings, where the choice of light colour shades underscores the wealth of natural light. In the words of the designer, Achille Salvagni: “I want to sculpt space, giving it character, dignity and strength. I’m looking for curved linesthat come together and flow. The interiors of this yacht are timeless, because they unite vintage concepts with contemporary ideas. True refinement is cosmopolitan, telling stories and recollecting memories. The settings should therefore be interpreted as a story”.

Access to the Main Deckis by two wide stairways in the stern, which are also one of the yacht’s architectural highlights. The main cockpit welcomes guests in a wide and bright setting, and leads seamlessly to the immense, fully glazed main lounge. The full-beam master cabin in the bow has a roomy wardrobe, a full-beam bathroom and a study or office. The galley and service areas are laid out to make best use of the space available, in such a way as to provide high level service on board, without encroaching on guests’ privacy.

The Upper Deckfeatures a big outdoor area in the stern with access to the lounge, which is dominated by extensive glazed surfaces that cover 80%of the perimeter. The extremely spacious piloting area is positioned next to the captain’s cabin for perfect visibility. The bow area is the largeston the market, covering 70 square meters and featuring a remarkable custom spa pool.

The Sun Deck, over 115 square meters of outdoor space and can be furnished according to the owner’s tastes. All life rafts and all functional features are hidden or integrated in the design to avoid contaminating the purity of the yacht’s contours.

The night area for guests is on the Lower Deckand is made up of four double cabins, with the option of a fifth on the upper deck. The crew quarters and laundry are fit in the bow area.

The Beach Areaand Beach Club can be fully customised and can be enjoyed both at sea and at anchor.

The two 1,400 hp Man engines will drive the Diamond 145’ to a top speed of 15 knots and at a speed of 11 knots the yacht will have a range of 3,800 nautical miles.

BNow: maximum comfort with short delivery times.

True luxury, far from mere ostentation, means having our every desire satisfied, no matter how small, and owning something unique and different from all the others, something that answers the most personal needs. This is the philosophy that underpins BNow, the family of displacement yachts with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure in the Custom product line. Featuring streamlined exterior lines and a vertical bow, the yachts in this product family offer well-being and comfort accompanied by much shorter delivery times. With the help of Benetti’s advanced construction technology, all BNow models will be built in less than the standard time recognised by the market.

Four different lengthswill be on offer: 50 meters, 55 meters, 63 meters and 68 meters in length. The result of close collaboration between Benetti and UK-based superyacht designers  RWD, the yachts will have a layout that can be customizedand newly designed exterior contours aligned with specific demands from various owners. In response to the original brief “to create an innovative well-being concept for the maximum comfort, light and use of spaces.” RWD have developed a seamless indoor/outdoor living area with panoramic Pool Lounge as an extension of the aft deck and Beach Club.

The creativity brought to bear by RWD has produced four models that share a unique family feeling and are immediately recognisable, with their sleek, sweeping lines. Their profile stands out for the dynamic union it creates between the decks, which have long windows that act as connecting elements in the creation of a uniquely harmonious whole and represent the main distinctive feature.

All the layouts feature a new and revolutionary concept of onboard lifestyle, because they make innovative use of the spaces from day to night.

As can be seen, this last type of yacht too reflects developments in the yachting market and the needs of a precise type of owner, one looking for a casual and contemporary feel without compromising on the highest levels of comfort and privacy.

 

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FERRETTI GROUP LIGHTS UP THE CANNES YACHTING FESTIVAL WITH 5 NEW STARS

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  • The Group arrives in the Côte d’Azur with a fleet of 25 yachts and 5 world premières
  • The brilliant economic and financial results confirm the growth trend, with revenues of 420 M€ in the first 8 months of 2018 (+ 22%)
  • Investments in product development and industrial capacity over the past three years amount to 133 M€
 
Ferretti Group wins the stage of the 41st edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, scheduled from September 11th to 16th, with 5 absolute novelties for the Ferretti Yachts, Custom Line and Riva brands.
The 5 world premières, welcomed successfully by public and professionals, inaugurate the new nautical season of the Group in great style.
 
Together with a majestic fleet of 25 yachts between 8 and 42 meters, the debut was made by:
–          Ferretti Yachts 670
–          Custom Line 120’
–          Custom Line Navetta 42
–          Riva 110’ Dolcevita
–          Riva 66’ Ribelle
 
The Cannes Yachting Festival, the largest international event in the sector, opened as usual with the Group’s annual press conference. Mr Alberto Galassi, CEO of Ferretti Group, together with the Chief Commercial Officer, Stefano de Vivo, presented the main financial results achieved during the first 8 months of 2018, confirming the positive trend that strengthens the Group’s international leadership.
As at August 31st, 2018, Ferretti Group recorded a consolidated order book for serial brands equal to 218 million Euros, in line with the budget estimates for the current financial year.
The Group expects to close the year with a total purchase order for serial brands of 450 million Euros, confirming and consolidating the extraordinary result already achieved in 2017.
 
The Group continued its strong commercial penetration on a global scale. From a geographic point of view, in percentage terms on consolidated order book, as at August 31st, 2018, Europe – Middle East – Africa contributed for 49% of new orders, Americas for 36% and Asia Pacific for 15%.
 

Gulf Craft delivers Majesty 125 M/Y AltaVita to her owner in Europe

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Majesty 125 MY AltaVita.jpgThe latest yacht in the remarkable superyacht series sets a benchmark in luxury, elegance and true sophistication

In line with its vision to evolve as a pioneering shipyard, Gulf Craft ups its game with the evolution of the timeless Majesty 125 superyacht M/Y AltaVita, as it delivers the next level of perfection. A real standout in its class, the latest Majesty 125 is the sixth in the series to be built and the third to be delivered in Europe.

The sale took place in collaboration with Gulf Craft’s exclusive Australian distributor, Australian Superyachts, acting for the buyer.

Set to cruise in the Mediterranean, this latest iteration of Majesty 125 for 2018 boasts a number of first-time design and personalisation features that will take the owner-experience to a new realm of ocean-going extravagance.

Balanced by a striking bow character, stylish triple decks and a beautifully designed exterior, the superyacht features an excellent use of outdoor spaces with entertainment and lounging areas both fore and aft.

AltaVita features a ‘walk-around upper deck’ for that extra level of comfort and privacy. An embodiment of quintessential outdoor lifestyle, Majesty 125’s spacious sundeck features a curved wet bar and Jacuzzi along with a balcony on the side of the main saloon.

Moving to the lower deck, guests are sure to be charmed by the five stunning en-suite staterooms that can accommodate up to twelve people, richly finished in a dark stained natural walnut veneer with Satuatio White & Armani Grey marble and the finest Italianleather. The owner’s stateroom in the forward main deck is opulently designed, fitted with lavish material. It features a 55” Bang and Olufsen TV and an en suite jacuzzi.

Indeed the latest Majesty 125 is the first example in the model series to sport two unique geometric shaped guest cabin windows that add to the vessel’s futuristic look and offers uninterrupted views of the azure waters around for the guests as they relax in the lavish staterooms.

When it comes to the comforts of the operating crew, AltaVita accommodates up to eight crew members in four cabins on the lower deck and a double captain’s cabin behind the wheelhouse.

Another award-winning superyacht by Gulf Craft, the sophisticated Majesty 125 embodies the values of the Majesty Yachts’ brand of superyachts – luxury that is meaningful, customisation without compromise and performance-based sea keeping. Designed for private getaways and effortless entertainment, this powerful triple-deck is powered by twin CAT engines each having 1,925hp giving her top speed of close to 20 knots.

Adding a lot more life to the ocean adventures, the Majesty 125 boasts a stern garage with hydraulic lifting door and crane for watersports equipment and a Castoldi Jet Tender 16 mounted on the swim platform for multiple runs ashore.

“Owning a vessel of this exceptional standard opens up a unique ocean-going lifestyle with undisturbed privacy for the owners and their guests. As the unknown waters beckon, there’s only the blue horizon visible over the bow of the Majesty 125 offering imposing views. Designed to set a new benchmark, she has been customized to further enhance the owner’s experience.” added Notis Menelaou, Vice President of Sales at Gulf Craft.

Certified by Bureau Veritas, the Majesty 125 is built under rigorous class inspection and complies with the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s Large Commercial Yacht Code (LY3) & Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) assuring the ownersthat their new superyacht is fully compliant for charter service in the main charter destinations in the world.

Australian Superyachts’ Managing Director, Richard Morris added, “This fully Cayman Islands LY3 compliant Majesty 125 is perfectly suited to the global superyacht charter market, offering versatility for coastal cruising and extended Mediterranean adventures.  Its spacious layout, optimised for 12 guests and 8 crew members, makes it perfect for private cruising for family and friends, and charter guests alike. We fully expect it to be a huge success on the international charter market.”

The Majesty 125 is a true engineering feat, with technical features like Zero Speed Stabilization, Fuel Purification System and a Fresh Water Treatment System that raise the bar even higher in terms of safety and longer cruising journeys.

The remarkable superyacht M/Y AltaVita will be under the spotlight at the Cannes Yachting Festival that will be held in the French Riviera, Port Vieux, from 11thto 16thSeptember 2018 and at the world’s most internationally acclaimed yachting exhibition – the Monaco Yacht Show that will be held from 26thto 29thSeptember 2018.  M/Y AltaVita will be displayed at the superyacht extension in Cannes, in Monaco it will be displayed at Quai Chicane, Port Hercules.

 

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