Sailing yacht GALMA – the first wallywind110 – is launched by Wally Yachts

Sailing yacht GALMA has been launched, hitting the water for the first time at the weekend at a ceremony attended by Wally Yachts and Ferretti Group management plus the entire production team.

Sailing yacht GALMA launches

“The launch of this first semi-custom sail model since Wally became part of Ferretti Group in 2019 is a very significant moment for us,” says Stefano de Vivo, Wally Managing Director. “Not only does it coincide with the brand’s 30th anniversary, but it also once again confirms how relevant the sailing superyacht sector is for Wally. We have always been leader in this segment, and we aim to continue anticipating market trends by creating yachts capable of becoming true benchmarks in both yachting and design”.

She is the first 33.42m (109’ 8”) wallywind110 and features naval architecture from Judel/lvrolijk & Co. and exterior and interior design from Santa Maria Magnolfi. The bright metallic paint across the all-carbon hull has hints of blue which changes tone with the light creating an extremely elegant profile.

Luxury yacht GALMA at her launch

“The thoughtful study of the wallywind110’s deck spaces has resulted in an 80 square meter cockpit, free of technical equipment (relocated to the stern), comparable to that of a sailing superyacht at least 60 meters long. The owner and their guests can relax on sofas, sunbeds, and seating. Not to mention the other two lounge areas located on the ‘sea terrace’ at the stern and on the foredeck.”  explains Wally Founder and Chief Designer Luca Bassani.

Luxury yacht GALMA will be joined by the second wallywind110 hull which is currently under construction and the range will also include a wallywind130 and wallywind150.

Superyacht GALMA – a wallywind110

Performance sailing yachts are becoming a more popular choice for charters as guests look for more sustainable ways to travel with lower environmental impact. Contact us now for more information about sailing yachts available to charter around the world.

Ferretti announce the launch of 27m motor yacht LOVE – the fourth hull in the INFYNITO 90 range

Ferretti have launched motor yacht LOVE – the fourth INFYNITO 90 and the first yacht launched from their new Ravenna shipyard. With an overall length of 26.97m (88’6”) she is a collaboration between the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari and the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, with exterior design by architect Filippo Salvetti and interiors by Ideaeitalia.

Luxury yacht LOVE launches

“The new slipway gives us a remarkable preview today of all the beautiful days we can look forward to in the coming years at this shipyard, where Ferretti Yachts’ INFYNITO range and the Wally sailing and motor yacht ranges will be built.  This is just the start of something beautiful in Ravenna, something that promises to keep on giving for years to come,” commented Alberto Galassi, Ferretti Group CEO.

Motor yacht INFYNITO 90 sistership to LOVE

The yacht has over 100 square metres of open-air lifestyle and convivial areas, plus 140 square metres of interior spaces, including a particularly generous main deck and sky lounge.

Motor yacht INFYNITO 90 – on deck – sistership to LOVE

Across 140sqm, the interior boasts a generous main salon and sky lounge and reflects the owner’s desire for a contemporary look, inspired by the fresh colour tones of the sea. The exterior offers over 100sqm of convivial al fresco space and there is great continuity between exteriors and interiors.

Motor yacht INFYNITO 90 – interior – sistership to LOVE

The master ensuite stateroom is forward on the main deck and full of light from the generous windows which looks out over the iconic All-Season Terrace. This distinctive private area is furnished with a comfortable sofa and table and is sheltered by an extension to the superstructure offering plenty of privacy. The four additional guest suites and crew area are on the lower deck.

Power comes from twin MAN V12 – 1550 mhp engines which deliver a top speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

The high-profile launch ceremony was attended by the yacht’s new Slovenian owner and his family before they embark a maiden voyage.

37m Gulf Craft Majesty superyacht OPTIMISM available for charter on both sides of the Atlantic

Having been launched in 2023, 37.00 m (121′ 5″) superyacht OPTIMISM is now ready to offer premiere charters in the Mediterranean during the summer season, and the Caribbean in the winter season. She is a Gulf Craft tri-deck yacht packed with the ultimate in charter amenities, making her a wonderful choice for up to twelve guests who will be accommodated in six well-appointed staterooms.

Luxury yacht OPTIMISM

The beautiful decks are presented with high-quality teak and neutral cushioned furnishing which include a bar, lounge and deck jacuzzi on the sun deck and al fresco dining on the bridge and main aft decks. There is also a dinette on the foredeck and an extremely luxurious row of sun pads with adjustable headrests and views out across the bow. The long days of sunshine in the Mediterranean and Caribbean are perfect for yachting, but if guests want time in the shade, the deck areas can conveniently be covered with soft bimini shades.

Sun deck

Once inside, guests will be delighted by the comfortable and convivial spaces which include a sky lounge and stunning main salon which are furnished to make the most of the views from the panoramic windows. There is plenty of lounge space in both salons and an elegant formal dining setting in the main salon.

Sky lounge

The six guest staterooms include a light and airy master suite, placed forward on the main deck with a king-sized bed, lounge area and deluxe marble-finished ensuite bathroom. The additional suites are on the lower deck and provide guests with their own private space where they can truly relax in luxury.

Master suite

She also carries an exciting collection of water toys on board which can be launched from the water’s edge beach club. An 11m sports tender can escort the guests ashore or on fishing trips and is accompanied by jet skis and seabobs, plus an additional 4m tender which can tow waterskis and inflatables – perfect for guests who love to be out on the water.

Motor yacht OPTIMISM with water toys

Motor yacht OPTIMISM is available throughout France and Italy this summer including the stunning islands of Corsica and Sardinia. She will move to the Caribbean in the winter where the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and so much more are on her itinerary.

Iconic sailing yacht HANUMAN arrives at Holterman Shipyard for refit

Royal Huisman’s 42.10m (138′) sailing yacht HANUMAN was originally built in 2009 as a J Class racing yacht and has now arrived at Holterman Shipyards in the Netherlands for a refit. Based on a 1937 design by Charles Nicholson, she has been a staple of the J Class racing scene where she scored victories in events such as the St Barts Bucket and the Superyacht Cup Palma.

Sailing yacht HANUMAN arrives for refit at Holterman Shipyard

Luxury yacht HANUMAN arrived in the Netherlands at the end of April, and after the rig was stepped and the yacht was carefully loaded onto a transport barge, she arrived at Holterman’s Meppel yard at the end of May for the full programme of works to begin in earnest.

“The idea of the refit started with the need to replace the teak decks, but that has expanded to include something in every area of the yacht,” Tim Wedzinga, Refit Manager at Holterman Shipyard explains. “We will be installing a whole new air-conditioning system, new fridge freezer systems, upgrading the hydraulic system, replacing some interior floor soles, moving some deck hardware to more optimal positions, varnishing wood elements, and painting the underwater body and the topsides.”

Luxury yacht HANUMAN on route to Holterman Shipyard

Wedzinga and other members of the Holterman team have direct experience with the yacht, having raced her as part of the crew or through their involvement with the original construction and engineering. The shipyard is proud of its hard working yet relaxed attitude and is planning a year’s worth of refitting work to be completed within seven months.

Work has already begun on the first stage of the refit which includes unmounting the rudder, removing 500 pieces of deck hardware, and stripping the old deck down to the bare aluminium. Before work commenced the shipyard had to make some minor alterations to its sheds to be able to accommodate her length.

Superyacht HANUMAN in the shipyard for her refit

“I think the Hanuman project will surprise a lot of people because it’s not what Holterman is known for, but I think it really shows our flexibility,” Wedzinga concludes. “We never say no, and we will always find solutions to accommodate a project. And HANUMAN will really stand as an example of the skills we have not only within Holterman in terms of craftspeople, but also in terms of coordinating a complex project with minimal fuss while ensuring maximum quality.”

Sailing yacht HANUMAN will make her racing debut, post refit, at the 2005 St Barts Bucket.

34m motor yacht ONE (ex.111.11) is launched by Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands

News from Van der Valk Shipyard in the Netherlands about the launch of 34.11m (111’6”) motor yacht ONE (ex. 111.11). The yacht is a collaboration between naval architect Diana Yacht Design, exterior designer Guido de Groot and interior designer Carla Guilhem.

Luxury yacht ONE from Van der Valk (rendering)

Her 298 GT volume is capable of accommodating ten guests in a five-stateroom layout including a main deck master suite and four lower deck guest suites – two VIPs and two twins.

The profile features straight lines and forward-facing angles with an arch that rises diagonally from the main deck to the hard top in a single line. There are large windows on the lower deck and low bulwarks which emphasise exterior aesthetic and allow for seamless views from the main salon. The interior has a futuristic feel with super-smooth rounded shapes and a monochrome look with trims and frames that emphasise the neutral colours.

Motor yacht ONE from Van der Valk (rendering)

Performance comes from twin Volvo Penta engines which deliver a top speed of 14.4 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots.

Bahamas Yacht Charter Special: 44m superyacht CROSSED SABRE offering 10 days for the price of 8

A stunning Burger-designed and built 43.8m superyacht CROSSED SABRE has some excellent availability between June and September and is now offering 10 days of luxury yacht charter for the price of 8 in the Bahamas. Launched in 2006 and refitted in 2020, there are 7 generous cabins, accommodating up to 12 charter guests.

Aerial view of the charter yacht CROSSED SABRE

The yacht’s vast interior offers sumptuous living over 3 decks, these include an open plan salon with formal dining, plus a full beam master stateroom on the main deck forward, above, there is a fabulous sky lounge for everyone to enjoy and entertain, while below decks are an additional 6 cabins. Her colour palate is a lovely combination of blue and neutral fabrics, paired with stately wood panels, beautifully illuminated by large panoramic windows.

Beach set up in the Bahamas

M/Y CROSSED SABRE is a tri-deck design, offering her charterers plenty of outdoor relaxation areas. A shaded main aft deck boasts alfresco dining and access to the extended swim platform and array of water toys. Adjacent to the sky lounge is a partially shaded bridge deck aft with alfresco dining and seating. The sun deck is well-appointed, featuring a fully equipped cocktail bar, sunning, seating, gym gear and a jacuzzi.

Sun deck with Jacuzzi

Highlights:

7 cabins for 12 guests
Excellent interior living over 3 decks
Perfect for entertaining
Open-plan salon and formal dining
On deck master
Tri-deck design
2 alfresco dining options
Water toys galore
Jacuzzi

Luxury accommodation

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Construction continues on 70m custom superyacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145)

Fully custom superyacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) has reached another milestone in her construction with the transportation of her hull to the Ferretti Group Superyacht yard in Ancona.

Superyacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) image from CRN

After preparatory works on her arrival, the expert teams with begin the interior fit out, introduce the machinery, equipment and onboard systems before installing the furniture. In parallel, the hull exterior will be primed and painted. The team of craftsmen, artisans and skilled workers will collaborate at the highest standard to make the owner’s vision become a reality.

Luxury yacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) image from CRN

This custom 70m (230′) superyacht combines CRNs design and build quality with the experience of architecture studio Vripack who penned the external design and naval architecture alongside Ferretti Group Superyacht Division Engineering Team. Meanwhile, the interior design is from Nauta Design who also worked collaboratively on the deck furniture.

Motor yacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) image from CRN

She presents with a traditional elongated bow, a low profile and slim lines with the design focussing on efficient cruising and comfortable manoeuvring. The interior is a combination of heritage good looks with a refined contemporary aesthetic designed to endure beyond fashion.

In transit – PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) image from CRN

Accommodation is for up to 12 guests, with 15 on board crew serving the five deck levels.

Superyacht PROJECT THUNDERBALL (CRN145) is expected to be launched in 2026.

Classic 24m motor yacht ELEGANT available for charter in Greece

Motor yacht ELEGANT is just that: Built by Palmer Johnson in 1990 she is a classic sport style yacht who can command top speeds of 45 knots with a cruising speed of 35 knots. Having been beautifully maintained with her most recent refit being in 2021, she is available charter throughout Greece for up to six guests.

Motor yacht ELEGANT

She presents with unique paintwork in cream with red highlights and a charming open aft cockpit which includes space for relaxing in the sun and dining under the stars. With a collection of water toys carried on board, guests can really make the most of the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean.

Aft cockpit including al fresco dining

The salon and guest suites are on the lower deck and make the most of the space with carefully considered décor and furnishings. The salon is cosy and welcoming and includes plenty of convivial space for guests. Three ensuite cabins are well-equipped and comfortable.

Lower deck salon

There are four crew members including an onboard chef who will prepare delicious cuisine in the lower deck galley.

Master suite

Greece is classic charter destination with endless shallow coves perfect for motor yacht ELEGANT who boasts an extremely low draft of 1.2m (3’11’). Join her on a luxury charter this summer.

Reach sensational speeds aboard 24m motor yacht SLIP AWAY

Italian refinement and exceptional speeds are on offer on charters aboard 24m Baia motor yacht SLIP AWAY. Built in 2007 she has benefited from a carbon fibre refit in 2023/24 and can command speeds of up to 53 knots with a cruising speed of 37 knots. With the addition of at anchor and underway stabilisers, she is exciting and extremely comfortable.

Motor yacht SLIP AWAY Underway

Able to accommodate up to eight charter guests in four suites, she also has plenty of exterior deck space for everyone on board to spread out and enjoy the wind in their hair. Sun pads are built in on the foredeck and aft deck and doors open into the salon to create one lovely entertainment space.

Main dining setting

Full Beam Master suite

Other features on board include a dining setting in the salon, spacious full beam master suite and Seadoo Spark Trixx Jetski which can be launched from the water’s edge swim platform. The two crew members – a captain/chef and deck/stew – are on board throughout the charter and will ensure guests have the time of their lives.

Luxury yacht SLIP AWAY At anchor

Motor yacht SLIP AWAY is available for charter throughout the Mediterranean.

Winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2024 announced

Earlier this month the winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2024 were announced at a glittering ceremony held in Venice. The winners come from some of the most renowned shipyards, naval architects and designers in the world and recognise outstanding achievement in yacht building across a range of categories from Motor Yacht of the Year to the Voyager’s and Legacy Award.  

We brought you details of the full list of nominees last month and now we are delighted to reveal the winners in the Big Four Awards:

Motor Yacht of the Year

Winner: M/Y ALCHEMY | Rossinavi | Philippe Briand | Enrico Gobbi
2023 | 66m (216’6”) | 12 guests

The Motor Yacht of the Year is awarded by the judges for the best yacht across all the motor yacht categories. As her name suggests luxury yacht ALCHEMY is a magical creation born from the combined skills of her design team and discerning owner. Her crowning glory, specifically noted by the judges is her suspended glass staircase which opens up the main salon in a sculptural form plus her overall layout which includes outstanding storage and crew areas.

Sailing Yacht of the Year

Luxury sailing yacht SARISSA

Winner: S/Y SARISSA| Royal Huisman | Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design | Liaigre
2022 | 59.7m (196′) | 10 guests

The Sailing Yacht of the Year winner came from the 40m and above category and was considered by the judges to be the most notable from both categories. Sailing yacht SARISSA was built with performance sailing in mind, and it was her groundbreaking propulsion system and state-of-the-art sails and rig plus exquisite interior which appealed to the judges.

Refitted Yacht

Winner: M/Y CORINTHIA VII | Lurssen | Tim Heywood | Bizzozero Cassina Architects
2023 | 97m (318ft) | 12 guests

Superyacht CARINTHIA VII stood out in this category because of her ambitious refit, updating her from a private yacht to commercial in a mere 10 months, while remaining true to the original design. As well as her technical and structural upgrades to meet commercial code requirements, charter-friendly amenities were introduced including a swimming pool and gym.

Rebuilt Yacht

Superyacht H3 – © Photos Guillaume Plisson

Winner: M/Y H3 | OceanCo | Lateral Naval Architects | Reymond Langton Design
2000/2023 | 105.0m (344’6″) | 32 guests

What makes a rebuild rather than a refit? If a significant amount metal has been replaced and the interior and technical areas have seen major alterations, the yacht is considered in the rebuild class. Superyacht H3 saw a multi-faceted alteration which clearly stood out from the other nominees and was so extreme, the team at Oceano considered her to be akin to a new build. She was extended by 10 metres, with two metres added to the forward deck in addition to an eight-metre stern extension. Oceanco estimates that rebuilding H3 saved a year and a considerable amount of carbon, compared to starting a new build this length from scratch.

Legacy Award: Paola Trifiro

Paola has been a committed member of the World Superyacht Awards judging panel and given her time and energy to the awards since 2012. As her fellow judges attested: “Paola has built and sailed a number of spectacular superyachts and is well known and respected in the industry. She is a great personality, and through her long-term work as a judge, she has supported the industry in many ways. She is an icon, instantly recognisable and highly knowledgeable.”

The ceremony celebrated Paola Trifirò’s remarkable life in the yachting industry with the presentation of a well-deserved Legacy Award.

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The CharterWorld team have been delighted to get to know the nominees and winners to understand the direction of travel for outstanding superyacht design and building – and of course to welcome some of the winners to the charter market.

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