Superyacht photographer DrDuu has captured the 160m luxury mega yacht PROJECT BLUE at the Lurssen shipyard as she undergoes outfitting ahead of delivery.
The 160m/525ft mega-yacht was launched in February 2022 and is expected to be the fourth largest yacht in the world once delivered. She has a beam of 22m/72ft, a volume of 15,320 GT, and purportedly has interior and exterior styling by Terence Disdale.
Few further details are currently known; however, images reveal a spacious beach club aft, seven decks, a foredeck helipad, a second helipad on the sundeck aft, and a Jacuzzi plus sunpads on the sundeck forward.
M/Y PROJECT BLUE will be delivered later in 2022.
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Book before the 15th of May 2022 and receive 10% off your Western Mediterranean charter this summer aboard luxury sailing yacht FANI. Built in 2005 and refitted in 2021, this graceful 26m/85ft aluminium sloop has a range of 2,600 nautical miles and a cruising speed of 9 knots, using engines to keep your group moving even in windless conditions.
S/Y FANI has been maintained to the highest standards, and features a classic wooden panelled interior with white and navy blue furnishings, while top quality entertainment systems are integrated into the surroundings. The combined dining area and salon creates an inviting space for family gatherings and drinks among friends to pass the time between destinations.
The French Riviera is a paradise for fun and indulgence while enjoying wonderfully warm weather, and your itinerary might include the Calanques National Park, the Iles d’Hyeres, Cap d’Antibes or Corsica for water sports, hiking trails and other activities in nature. Major cities such as Marseilles, Cannes, Nice and Monaco have plenty of choice for shopping and dining, as well as museums and galleries set within impressive and historically important locations.
The Italian Riviera is stunning, and the tall white cliffs look even more impressive under the high summer sun. Portofino and the Cinque Terre villages are highly desirable destinations for the unique beauty, and the coastline conceals a wealth of treasures below. Sardinia and Sicily have myriad beaches and architectural wonders to discover, some completely unique to these shores. Island hoppers might want to consider the laid-back beauty of Tuscany or the volcanic marvels of the Aeolian Islands, where volcanic activity lights up the summits at night.
Wherever guests travel, luxury yacht FANI has a large and comfortable cockpit for guests to unwind in the sunshine and open air while chatting or dining alfresco. After a meal, guests can rest and digest while sunbathing on the foredeck, taking in uninterrupted views of the anchorage.
The accommodation sleeps 10-12 guests over 4 en-suite cabins. Throughout the cruise, all guests will be looked after by a professional crew of 3.
Find out more about S/Y FANI and secure her soon for your own adventures this summer 2022.
Luxury catamaran MANTA has become the latest launch from Sunreef Yachts, a shipyard renowned for its sailing catamarans and in more recent years motor catamarans. As an 80 Sunreef power model, M/Y MANTA boasts a broad beam of 12m/39.4ft which gives this 24m/78.6ft luxury yacht wide-open social spaces, inside and out for that perfect Western Mediterranean charter vacation.
The main salon with dining area is an inviting and impressive space, surrounded by 360-degree windows and floor and ceiling lighting for a comfortable environment even as the daylight fades. Guests can begin and end the day in conversation nestled into the large chaise-longue or armchairs, and opposite to starboard there is a sumptuous dining setting while a forward galley and wet bar has plenty of options to accompany every meal.
Sunreef Yachts has designed the outdoor spaces so that guests can live life alfresco in a variety of weather conditions: The main deck aft cockpit is fitted with a dining area, hydraulic swim platform and tender garage that can accommodate a 3-seater jet ski, a host of water toys and a refuelling station.
The bow section, which can be accessed through the main salon, has cosy seating with side tables in both corners and a broad row of sunbeds to soak up the sunshine along with uninterrupted views of such destinations as Corsica in the Western Mediterranean. The flybridge is covered by a skylight, beneath which is a second alfresco dining area, sofa seating and an abundance of space for outdoor exercise.
Luxury yacht MANTA is constructed from carbon composite, which in tandem with her dual hull layout, gives her a shallow draft of only 1.7m/5.6ft for close access to the best beaches and anchorages the world over.
There is a total of 5 en-suite cabins to accommodate up to 10 guests, along with a crew of up to 5 to provide six-star service. The Master suite comes with a walk-in wardrobe, widescreen TV, vanity, desk and sofa, while the other guest cabins include a VIP stateroom, twin cabins convertible to doubles, and a bunk cabin for children.
The aluminium planing yacht is a return to the shipyard’s roots, celebrating speed, power and performance in a vessel which has a futuristic appearance penned by Francesco Paszkowski, who also created the interiors in collaboration with Margherita Casprini while Plana Design handled the naval architecture.
A transom door in the stern creates a large swim platform for lounging and sunbathing beside the water, while a side hatch behind allows for easy launch and retrieval of the water toys. The interiors feature a main salon with a dining area and a skylounge joined to the pilothouse on the upper deck, creating a second spacious social area with a cinema set-up. Alfresco dining and lounging options are placed on the upper deck aft, which also has sunbeds in addition to the foredeck.
Triple MTU 16V 2000 M96 L engines with two traditional shaft line external drives and a VOITH linear jet central drive grant a top speed of 28 knots
The accommodation is designed for up to 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, and 2 twin cabins.
The Master suite is situated on the main deck forward and boasts a walk-in wardrobe and spacious en-suite bathroom. The rest of the guest accommodation is on the lower deck, where the crew accommodation for 7 is placed in the bow.
Luxury yacht RUSH will make her public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.
Built in 2010 and refitted in 2021, superyacht BIG SKY is a spacious haven on the water to savour days in the sunshine and nights under the stars. Wake to the white cliffs of Long Island and have breakfast alfresco on the main deck aft, and sunbathe on the foredeck or sundeck. Explore Thunderball Grotto and Pig Beach in the Exumas, snorkel around Crooked Island and the Bight of Acklins, then refresh yourselves with a cocktail at sunset from the sundeck Jacuzzi.
The main salon and formal dining area create one large climate-controlled interior finished in contemporary style. The skylounge is an entertainment hub with a wet bar offering a wide selection of drinks, and the widescreen TV has a huge film library with something to interest all ages.
Motor yacht BIG SKY has a top speed of 16 knots, a cruising speed of 14 knots and a large cruising range of 3,200 nautical miles at an economical 12 knots, accommodating multi-island itineraries with ease. Wherever your group travels, there is a marvellous collection of water toys on board to enjoy the warm blue waters. The selection includes:
2 x Waverunners (2020 model)
2 x Stand-up jet skis (2018 model)
2 x E-foils
3 x Seabobs
2 x glass-bottomed kayaks
2 x Stand-up paddleboards
2 x Schiller water bikes
2 x wakeboards
1 x wakesurf
1 x kneeboard
snorkelling equipment (adult and child sets)
inflatable and towable toys
While on the move, guests can wear off excess energy in the well-equipped gym.
There is room onboard for up to 12 guests while cruising, and overnight the accommodation sleeps a total of 11 guests in 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 VIP staterooms and 1 double cabin with a Pullman berth. Throughout the cruise, the professional crew of 10 will provide first-class service.
The 63m Oceanco luxury yacht LUCKY LADY has emerged from the shipyard into the spring morning as she nears the end of a six-month refit and 20-year survey before returning to the Western Mediterranean charter market this summer.
CharterWorld broker Lara-Jo Houghting was on-site to witness her as-new appearance up close and to take a tour of the Oceanco facilities. The shipyard is renowned for its strict maintenance of client confidentiality, and it, therefore, came as no surprise that photography was forbidden during this visit. The facility proved an impressive sight that showed why Oceanco is one of the most prestigious shipbuilders, building some of the world’s largest mega yachts and winning plenty of accolades.
Built in 2002, 63m/205ft superyacht LUCKY LADY has naval architecture from The A Group and naval architecture by Oceanco, while Zuretti Interior Design originally completed her interiors. M/Y LUCKY LADY had an extensive refit in 2017 before her most recent shipyard visit.
The Owners have an entire deck dedicated to their comfort, with his-and-hers en-suite bathrooms, an office and a sky lounge fitted with a bar and terrace along with the benefit of 270-degree views. There are 4 further guest suites to accommodate up to 10 guests in luxury within the 1,083 GT interior.
Life alfresco is just as affable thanks to the plentiful lounging areas, sunbathing spaces, two alfresco dining areas, and Jacuzzi and bar up on the sundeck.
A pair of Caterpillar 3512B DITA Diesel engines grant a top speed of 15 knots, a cruising speed of 12 knots and a range of 5,500 nautical miles.
Bering Yachts has announced the launch of its first B145 luxury expedition yacht HEEUS – its biggest luxury yacht to date.
The 44.2m/145ft vessel was launched on Thursday the 28th of April at the Antalya shipyard in Turkey. She is a semi-custom vessel constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with naval architecture by the shipyard’s in-house team.
Features aboard M/Y HEEUS include an ice belt to explore the polar regions, a beach club followed by a tender garage of more than 25m2/269ft2, a flybridge with Jacuzzi and bar, a generous interior salon and dining area for 12 guests on the main deck, and a further dining area on the upper deck with the sky lounge.
The onboard accommodation can sleep up to 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins, which include a main deck master suite with glass windows covering an area of 9.5m2/102ft2. There is also accommodation for a crew of 10.
A pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines of 1,200 BHP at 1,800-2,100 RPM give a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots with a range of more than 5,000 nautical miles. A hybrid propulsion system uses a propeller-driven by electric motors, which are in turn charged by a battery bank. This battery bank can be recharged by a high-efficiency variable-speed DC generator, and docking and mooring are possible in electric more for more environmentally friendly cruising.
Italian shipyard Benetti has launched its 41.1m/135ft luxury yacht VICIOUS RUMOUR III.
The Benetti Oasis 40 motor yacht has an exterior design by RWD with a dark grey hull and superstructure that has an almost matte appearance compared to the dark glazing. Notable on-board features include a spacious beach club with fold-down bulwarks and a broad swim platform for lounging right beside the water, a main deck aft pool, a sundeck Jacuzzi and bar plus plenty of sunbathing spots.
Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture created the desirable minimalist interiors, which have the feel of an open loft for a sense of space along with a connection to the local environment.
There is accommodation for up to 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins, and 5 cabins for a crew of 9.
The engines provide a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles at 11 knots for independent cruising through some of the world’s favourite charter grounds.
Summer is just around the corner and now is the ideal time to grab that chance at a fantastic discount of 15% off the remaining summer weeks, aboard the 63m Elsflether Verft superyacht MAGNA GRECIA. Launched in 1986 and refitted in 2019, she accommodates 12 charter guests, in 6 luxurious cabins and has a crew of 15 to ensure a most relaxed experience cruising the East Mediterranean’s Greek Islands.
The interiors are elegant with beautiful woods, custom art and the finest in fabrics. On the main deck is a spacious salon with ample seating, this deck also includes the master and VIP suites, situated fore and aft of the salon. On the upper level is another salon with a cocktail bar and full entertainment systems. A further 2 guest cabins are placed forward of the upper lounge. Two additional cabins are on the lower level.
M/Y MAGNA GRECIA is perfect for outdoor living, laid over 3 decks, there is a large aft deck with seating, tables and access to the plethora of water toys. Exiting the upper lounge, charter guests can dine alfresco in 2 areas, and unwind on the comfortable sun pads. Her sundeck is well-appointed, boasting dining, a bar, outside cinema and a jacuzzi.
Stunning interior styling
4 on deck cabins of 6 in total
Indoor and outdoor cinema arrangements
Kaleidoscope AV systems throughout
A vast range of water toys