Construction commences on Heesen luxury yacht Project Sparta

Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced that on the 19th of October 2020 construction began on HULL YN 20067, known as luxury yacht PROJECT SPARTA, which is due for delivery in 2023.

Heesen 20067 - motor yacht Sparta Bow View - Winch Design

Heesen 20067 – motor yacht Sparta Bow View – Winch Design

During the keel-laying ceremony, the Owner’s team chose a Greek coin featuring Poseidon and a galloping horse to be the good-luck charm to be welded onto the keel.

Keel laying of M/Y Project Sparta at Heesen Yachts

Keel laying of M/Y Project Sparta at Heesen Yachts

Arcon Yachts of Monaco is acting a project manager in their third collaboration with Heesen, and both the exterior and interior styling will be the work of British studio Winch Design. The 67m/219.8ft vessel is the largest steel-hulled displacement yacht so far produced by the shipyard, and has a volume of approximately 1,200 GT.

keel laying ceremony at Heesen Yachts

keel laying ceremony at Heesen Yachts

A sporty exterior profile is complemented by spacious outdoor living areas, including a large swim platform to relax beside the water. Notable onboard features include:

  • A 6.5m/21ft infinity pool on the main deck aft
  • A large foredeck sunbathing and alfresco living area
  • A bridge deck dedicated to the Owner with two suites
  • A sundeck Jacuzzi, bar and sunbathing area
  • A lower deck spa wellness centre with gym, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi, and
  • A spiral staircase encircling a glass lift/elevator that connects all three decks.
keel laying ceremony

keel laying ceremony

The accommodation will provide for up to 12 guests across 6 en-suite cabins: 2 cabins on the Owner deck and 4 further cabins on the main deck. The Owner’s deck has one forward suite with direct access to the private outdoor lounge and the second cabin in the aft with access to its own outdoor lounging and dining area. The Two forward main deck cabins can be joined together to create one large VIP stateroom. A crew of 14 will ensure that everything runs seamlessly.

The good luck coin

The good luck coin

A pair of MTU 12V4000 M65R diesel engines will power PROJECT SPARTA through the water at a top speed of 16 knots, and the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) from Van Oossanen Naval Architects provides excellent efficiency, giving the vessel a range of 4,500 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots.

Delivery is scheduled for 2023.

New to charter: Sunseeker luxury yacht Maroma VI in the UK and Northern Ireland

Sunseeker luxury yacht MAROMA VI is new to charter in the UK and Northern Ireland; an incredible and often overlooked destination in Northern Europe.

Sunseeker motor yacht - sistership to MAROMA VI

Sunseeker motor yacht – sistership to MAROMA VI

This gorgeous 23.6m/77.5ft luxury yacht from British shipyard Sunseeker was launched in 2018, offering guests the very best of modern comforts in a vessel ideal for extended family groups or friends looking for a week-long adventure.

Whichever season guests choose to charter in, the interiors provide a light-filled environment thanks to the numerous windows and pale contemporary furnishings within. There is plenty of room for a group of eight to spread out to spend time on personal pursuits and private conversation, with air conditioning keeping the temperature within comfortable throughout the year.

Outside, there is even more choice for dining and lounging in the sunshine or shade: The main deck aft, foredeck and flybridge let guests break off for some peace and privacy, or come together to celebrate a special occasion and dance the night away. Sunbeds are abundant on the foredeck and sun loungers on the flybridge aft, for taking in the views of the gorgeous Cornish and Devonshire coast, or the ancient isle of Anglesey in the north of Wales. Explore the Isle of Wight and its multi-coloured sand beach at your leisure, and watch the regattas in the Solent over the summer months.

For your own thrills, there is a great collection of water toys on board to suit all interests and activity levels – contact CharterWorld for more information.

The accommodation sleeps a total of 8 guests over 4 beautifully-appointed cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. All of the cabins are well-proportioned with TV entertainment and en-suite facilities. There is a professional crew of 2 to provide the first-class service and take guests on an incredible adventure discovering the wonders of the UK coastline.

Find out more about motor yacht MAROMA VI or what’s on offer in the UK charter grounds, and book ahead to secure your preferred dates.



Maldives added to UK list of Covid-19 quarantine-free travel countries

The UK has added the Maldives to its list of quarantine-free countries, allowing Britons to fly out for a travel safe luxury yacht charter and not require Covid-19 testing or a fortnight of isolation upon return.

Relaxing yacht charter vacations await you in the Maldives

Relaxing yacht charter vacations await you in the Maldives

The new travel policy came into effect at 4 am on Sunday the 25th of October and gives UK residents and citizens the opportunity to head off on an autumn break to the archipelago nation. A luxury yacht charter offers an excellent way to travel from one pristine beach to the next, independent of tour group timetables with meals personalised by your expert onboard chef and dedicated service from the crew. The collection of water toys on board will give guests even more ways to interact with the environment, from snorkelling and Scuba diving with manta rays to fishing for dinner in the best big game spots.

Luxury yacht SAFIRA available for charter in the Maldives

Luxury yacht SAFIRA available for charter in the Maldives

Luxury yachts SAFIRA and NAWAIMAA are two proven and popular choices available for charter in the region throughout the winter season, and M/Y SAFIRA has an exceptional offer of ‘8 nights for the price of 7’ at her off-season rate.

Motor yachts DHONI STELLA I and DHONI STELLA II are designed to cater to small groups, offering a relaxing atmosphere for up to six family and friends in two en-suite cabins.

Amazing traditional luxury charter experience with Dhoni Stella I

Amazing traditional luxury charter experience with Dhoni Stella I

For a more contemporary living space, luxury catamaran OVER REEF was built in 2019 and offers a laid-back ambience and spacious outdoor living areas to make the most of life in the sunshine.


Find out more about the Maldives yacht charter grounds and plan your own last-minute getaway over the winter season.

Horizon Yachts luxury yacht Untethered launched

Horizon Yachts has successfully launched its latest FD102 model luxury yacht UNTETHERED, from its facilities in Taiwan.

motor yacht UNTETHERED

motor yacht UNTETHERED

The exterior styling was produced by renowned designer Cor D. Rover and comes in a sleek grey hull with a contrasting white superstructure. The sturdy proportions and elegant curves give her an athletic and contemporary look, ready for action.

The Horizon Yachts in-house design team has brought the Owner’s vision to life, with customised U-shaped seating on the main deck aft, Ottoman-style seating and a full bar to starboard. The interior features a country kitchen layout and multiple options for dining and lounging so that the group can come together or spend time on personal interests.

Above, the sky lounge provides another social and entertainment hub with effortless flow to the forward and aft alfresco dining, lounging and sunbathing areas, with a Jacuzzi taking pride-of-place on the foredeck to enjoy uninterrupted views in the sunshine.

The accommodation is designed for up to 8 guests across 4 spacious en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite on the main deck forward, 1 VIP stateroom in the lower deck bow, and 2 further guest cabins on the lower deck. She will have a talented crew of 4 to keep everything running in tip-top shape and provide the Owner and guests with first-class service.

32.8m/107ft luxury yacht UNTETHERED is currently undergoing sea trials and will be delivered to her Owner in Florida before the end of the year.

142m OPUS yacht floats out again revealing more details

The 142m/465.8ft OPUS yacht currently under construction at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany has once again floated our from her building shed, showcasing more details and features. Designed by Nuvolari Lenard, she certainly boasts striking exterior lines and, as seen from above, amazing deck spaces.

Motor yacht OPUS (project Redwood) Photo © DrDuu

Motor yacht OPUS (project Redwood) Photo © DrDuu

One of the helicopter decks is placed on the bow of the yacht, while we can also see the expansive aft decks from above. There is a large pool with, which seems to be a small Jacuzzi just above the beach club, on the main deck. The upper deck above boasts plenty of seating and a dining area. Moving one deck up, there is yet another Jacuzzi with a sunbathing area and the bridge deck boasts an additional helicopter landing pad.

aerial view - Photo © DrDuu

aerial view – Photo © DrDuu

floating out – Photo © DrDuu

aerial photo - Photo © DrDuu

aerial photo – Photo © DrDuu

Motor yacht OPUS is believed to have 20 ensuite staterooms on board for up to 36 guests and her living areas spread over six decks.

details - Photo © DrDuu

details – Photo © DrDuu


Escape to colourful Mexico: 8 nights for the price of 7 with charter yacht NOMADA

The Mexico grounds are vast and simply stunning, and luxury yachts such as charter yacht NOMADA are offering exceptional three-day deals and ‘8 nights for the price of 7’ for holidaymakers to explore at an absolute bargain.

Great place for family holidays

Great place for family holidays

The Gulf of Mexico is referred to as America’s Riviera – and for good reason: Traditional villas line the harbours, ancient Mayan ruins await in the Sian Ka’an reserve, golden sand beaches stretch out of sight and the resort towns are filled with boutique shops, delectable treats and an upbeat nightlife that will energise your nights. Cancun is one such popular destination that has it all, and once the group has their fill of life on land, M/Y NOMADA can cruise to the wildlife sanctuary of Parque Nacional Isla Contoy for sightings of nesting turtles, cormorants and pelicans.

Streetart in Cancun Mexico

Streetart in Cancun Mexico

Spend the afternoon playing on the Yamaha jet skis, exploring close to the coast in the kayaks or surrounded by multitudes of colourful coral and fish species with the Scuba diving gear. When you return back on board, your professional chef will have a delicious meal prepared using fresh ingredients that cater to all dietary requirements. Rest and catch the last of the sunshine before sunset, then watch the setting sun while sipping on a colourful cocktail.

Motor yacht NOMADA for charter in Mexico

Motor yacht NOMADA for charter in Mexico

The air-conditioned interiors will bring welcome relief after a satisfying day out in the warmth and sunshine, and guests have the choice of the main salon and formal dining area for conversation, hobbies and a film to pass the time during transit, or the pilothouse for close conversation in small groups and a quiet light-filled place to read in peace.

Inviting saloon with elegant dining area

Inviting saloon with elegant dining area

Guests will find themselves falling asleep with ease and waking up fully rested in the sumptuous accommodation, which provides for a total of 6 guests in 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 bunk cabin ideal for children.

Spacious master cabin

Spacious master cabin

Find out more about the Mexico charter grounds and M/Y NOMADA’s fantastic deals, and book early to avoid disappointment.

Space to relax on board

Space to relax on board




38m STELLA MARIS superyacht offering 15% charter discount in the Galapagos

Explore the enchanting Galapagos this November aboard the 38m M/Y STELLA MARIS and receive a 15% discount off the regular rate. Launched in 1988 and refitted in 2018, she was delivered by Italian shipyard Picchiotti and has interior styling the work of Alexandra Rivadeneira. There are 7 cabins, offering accommodation for up to 14 charter guests and a crew of 10.

Motor yacht STELLA MARIS available for charter

Motor yacht STELLA MARIS available for charter

The yachts interior décor has an elegant ambience, with a lovely combination of light tones, high-end finishes and custom furnishings. On the main deck is her large salon with ample seating, a beautiful formal dining area, plus 2 double and a twin suite situated forward. The master stateroom is located on the top deck, while on the lower level, is a double and 3 twin cabins.

Master suite

Master suite

Motor yacht STELLA MARIS is ideal for entertaining on the vast exterior decks. The main aft deck is shaded and provides easy access to the swim platform and water toys. Her upper aft deck is a social hub, complete with alfresco dining, seating and a cocktail bar. Head to the sundeck to soak up the sunshine on chaise loungers, or kick back in the deluxe jacuzzi.

Jacuzzi on deck

Jacuzzi on deck


  • One of a kind yacht available in the Galapagos
  • Excellent accommodation layout
  • Spacious both indoors and out
  • Zero speed stabilizers
  • Gym equipment
  • Wi-Fi
Elegant saloon

Elegant saloon




70m Winch Design Motor yacht Project 795 under construction at Nobiskrug

70m Winch Design Motor yacht Project 795 is currently under construction at Nobiskrug shipyard and the yard just announced its ì hull has been transferred to the outfitting dock.

Nobiskrug 70m motor yacht Project 795

Nobiskrug 70m motor yacht Project 795

This follows on her successful keel-laying ceremony, which took place in 2019 and both celebrations were attended by the yacht’s designer, studio Winch Design that has created her exterior and interior areas.

Accommodation on board will be offered over five decks, in addition to a large bathing platform placed on the lower deck, the main deck lounging, dining and relaxation areas aft as well as additional lifestyle areas forward and on the aft bridge deck.

“This milestone is a testimony for our close collaboration with Scott Wightman of MYB (Motor Yacht Build) who is overlooking the build on behalf of the client and the world-renowned Winch Design who is responsible for the vessels timeless design. We look forward to continuing to the next milestones and soon welcome another recognizable superyacht to the Nobiskrug fleet,” says Fadi Pataq, Head of Sales & Marketing at Nobiskrug.

Revealed: The awe-inspiring 2021-2023 world roaming itinerary for expedition yacht Ragnar

Expedition yacht RAGNAR is one of the most eagerly anticipated luxury vessels to be launched in recent memory, and her world cruising itinerary for the next three years begins with the stunning Australia & New Zealand charter grounds before moving to the Caribbean & Bahamas in time for exotic Christmas and New Year charters.

Ragnar will be available for charter in some amazing destinations in 2021-2013

Luxury yacht RAGNAR began life as an ice-breaking tug named SANABORG before Icon Yachts converted her into the explorer yacht she is today. Her Ice-breaker hull means that she’s capable of cruising in polar regions, making her equally at home visiting Greenland and Antarctica as the warmer climes of Mexico and Japan – and her extensive cruising range of 6,000 nautical miles mitigates the need to interrupt the adventure for provisions.

Everywhere guests go on board there is some detail to impress, starting with the rich walnut interiors that take motifs from British heritage and medieval naval history. After cruising between ice floes or exploring the depths in the submarine, guests can sink into one of the overstuffed leather Chesterfield chairs and savour wine or whiskey from the bar while stretched out in front of the fire. The opulent environment also gives guests an observation lounge with library, a snow room, steam room, sauna and a spa massage room with a hot and cold foot spa and a rainforest shower.

The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests in 8 en-suite cabins: 2 Master suites on the upper deck, 4 main deck double cabins, 1 twin cabin and an office that converts into a spare twin cabin. All cabins have paler surroundings in bleached oak to emphasise the already ample interior space and create a serene sanctuary to begin and end every day.

Aerial view – Expedition yacht Ragnar. Photo credit Tom Van Oossanen

The exteriors offer an abundance of room for lounging, dining and sunbathing in addition to elevated areas for wildlife observation. The highly desirable amenities include a Jacuzzi and swimming pool, and there is a helipad for guests to have a bird’s eye view of the surroundings or make easy connections with local airports.

E/Y RAGNAR comes fully stocked with a massive array of water toys and land craft, such as the aforementioned submarine, snowmobiles, a helicopter, quad bikes and jet skis for roaming far and wide among these awe-inspiring destinations.

2020-21 cruising grounds

The Caribbean – Mexico – Costa Rica – East Coast USA – Newfoundland – Greenland – Iceland – Canada – The Great Lakes

2022 cruising grounds

Ushuaia – Antarctica – Chile – New Zealand – East Coast Australia – Solomon Islands – Papua New Guinea – The Philippines

2023 cruising grounds

Japan – Russia – Alaska – Northwest Passage – Canada – Scotland

See more images of the incredible exterior and historic interiors of explorer yacht RAGNAR.


Riva announces launch and delivery of second Riva 88′ Folgore luxury yacht at La Spezia, Italy

Italian shipyard Riva has announced the launch and delivery of its second Riva 88′ Folgore hull from its facilities in La Spezia.

Riva 88' Folgore yacht hull number 2 launched

Riva 88′ Folgore yacht hull number 2 launched

The first hull was launched in May this year and both can boast the latest design innovation and technology from Riva to create a sleek and powerful vessel designed for charter as well as private use.

The second hull has been developed in collaboration with Officina Italiana Design, and the engines give a top speed of around 36 knots and a cruising speed of approximately 30 knots. Mahogany inlays and steel accents give an air of sophistication to the interiors, and the exteriors provide an abundance of seating and sofa beds to enjoy life in the open air.

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