A sustainable future: Highlights from the successful 2023 Dubai International Boat Show

CharterWorld was delighted to be a partner for this year’s prestigious Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) which was held at the Dubai Harbour marina from 1st – 5th March, 2023. 

The sun was shining as thousands of visitors gathered for the spectacular showcase of international yachting with events aimed at industry professionals, investors and luxury yacht enthusiasts alike. The atmosphere, entertainment and most of all the stunning yachts did not disappoint.  Here we bring you news of a few of the latest yacht designs that were unveiled at the event with an emphasis on innovative, sustainable design and construction.

131m (43’) super yacht AEOLUS from Oceanco

AEOLUS from Oceanco | Image Oceanco


Oceanco  revealed their newest super yacht AEOLUS, named after the Greek god of the wind, as part of the Oceanco NXT initiative; their commitment to aligning the future of yachting with the sustainability and preservation of the oceans.

Oceanco’s CEO Marcel Onkenhout commented “To build the yachts of tomorrow, we need to leave behind the preconceptions of yesterday. With Aeolus, I think we have achieved that.”

Her interior introduce fully sustainable and traceable materials while maintaining the highest standards of craftsmanship and luxury.

We work with some of the world’s most innovative artisans in biomaterials and sustainable development such as Desserto, a premium vegan leather alternative that is made from climate-positive cactus plants and Oliveri Homes, which exclusively works with Global Organic Textile Standard cottons and uses non-toxic processes and dyes to create its materials,” said Njord interior design co-founder Sarah Colbon.

New Sinot BEACH range: Three 77m+ yachts

BEACH concepts | Image Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design

Three new concept yachts from Sinot Yacht Architecture and Design present as a 77m, 88m and 99m model who all share a common aesthetic, vertical bow, four decks and terraced beach club with glass fronted pool.

“We named our new design concept BEACH, reflecting the clear connection with outdoor living and the idea of being close to the water in perfect harmony with the aquatic environment,” explained designer Sander Sinot

The interiors have subtle seafaring references, with sandy tones, driftwood inspired furnishings and hints of nautical blue. The layouts are flexible and can be customised to the owner’s specifications, but the overall architecture is open plan with vast windows to allow light to flood the spaces.

Sanlorenzo shows its most acclaimed model, the SX88 crossover

Sanlorenzo SX88 | Image Sanlorenzo

As with many yacht designers and builders, Sanlorenzo has aligned its future vision and values with sustainability and innovation. With this in mind, they have developed the SX88 crossover as part of their ‘Road to 2030’ strategy which aims to deliver ambitious sustainability goals over the next decade while partnering with some of the world’s energy sector big hitters.

In revealing their future plans at yacht shows, these yacht builders, have demonstrated the industry’s clear commitment to sustainability, energy efficiency & diversity and environmental protection. The requirement for transparent processes and practices continues to put the yacht industry in the spotlight like never before, so we applaud the progress and hope to see these innovative yachts in production soon.

Back to the show and The Experiential Yachting Forum, held at the Port of Call stage, also focussed on innovation in the industry from a slightly different standpoint, posing the question of potential alternative uses for superyachts, as well as how to bring diverse investment into the industry.

Away from the serious business, there was also lots of fun to be had including watersports and diving demonstrations, fishing competitions, art galleries and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained. On board a super yacht guests are likely to be just as thrilled by the water toys as they are by their host yacht, so the show of jet ski and e-foil acrobatics drew big crowds as the riders demonstrated their skills with the latest models and gadgets.

Dubai International Boat Show

Live music, delicious food and flowing drinks added to the overall atmosphere as the sun set on this unique city and this year’s Boat Show.

Italian Sea Group announces the sale of 88m Admiral super yacht PROJECT SPYDER

88m (288’7″) super yacht PROJECT SPYDER, the second largest Admiral branded yacht, has been sold by The Italian Sea Group and will be constructed at Admiral’s Marina di Carrara facilities.


The sale was finalised by Kitson Yachts who will oversee her construction with support from The A Group until she is completed in 2027. Together with her 88m length, the 13.8m beam and five deck levels, create an impressive vessel designed by the renowned architect and designer Espen Øino International with FM Architettura.

The client’s focus was to have a seamless transition between the exterior and interior. The grandkids and entire family played a pivotal role in the build process resulting in a fantastic layout with both beauty and function in mind,” commented Brandon Kummer and Michael Tabor, co-founders of Kitson Yachts.

She will feature some equally impressive facilities including a 10.3m swimming pool, a 100sqm beach club, full sports court on the foredeck with observatory suite and helipad. And that’s not all –  she will boast a fully-equipped sundeck with gym and jacuzzi plus spa and massage room with four folding terraces.


The epic motor yacht PROJECT SPYDER will be equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion system with two 1980 Kw Azimuth veth thrusters, come complete with a 10-metre and two 8.5-metre tenders, as well as a full garage of toys.

We look forward to bringing you more details as her construction progresses.

Lurssen shipyard hands over 146m mega yacht OPERA to her proud owners

First unveiled in autumn 2022, the 146.35m mega yacht OPERA was built in Germany by the renowned luxury yacht builder Lurssen and represents one of the largest yachts on the water today. Both the exterior lines and the interior of this impressive vessel were designed by well-known Terence Disdale Design studio while her naval architecture is by the yard’s professional in-house team of architects.

mega yacht OPERA by Lurssen – photo © DrDuu

As yachts of this calibre are always extremely secretive, there have been very few details unveiled about OPERA. Judging by the photographs, we can tell that some of her main features include massive deck spaces, both in and out, two helipads, at least two swimming pools, numerous dining and lounging areas on various decks and a huge beach platform at transom. She is expected to have a large variety of water toys, including tenders, jet skis, inflatable toys and much, much more.

Lurssen mega yacht OPERA – photo © DrDuu

At this stage, it is unknown whether she will ever be available for charter, however, she would certainly satisfy even the most discerning of guests, with a great equipage of crew at service 24/7.

OPERA yacht – photo © DrDuu

The yacht was pictured leaving for her maiden voyage by yachting enthusiast and photographer DrDuu.

50m charter yacht HOSPITALITY offering great deal for luxury vacations in the Bahamas

Fifty-meter motor yacht HOSPITALITY is offering a great deal in March of 8 days for the price of 7 in the Bahamas. Twelve charter guests are accommodated in 7 cabins, she has a crew of 11. Built by Westport in 2011, the yacht received a refit in 2021 and looks fantastic.

Luxury yacht HOSPITALITY

The interior finishes are elegant and tastefully finished, with high-end marbles, soft furnishing and stunning woods throughout. Included inside is an open plan salon with formal dining, an upper sky lounge, equipped gym, 2 staterooms on the upper deck, 2 on the main level and a further 3 placed on the lower deck.

Exceptional service on board

Outdoor living is plentiful over 3 decks, these boast ample seating areas, plenty of both sunning and shade, 2 alfresco dining options, cocktail bars, and a deluxe jacuzzi. A great selection of water toys is deployed from the stern of the HOSPITALITY, ideally moored to the extended floating pier.

Elegant dining area


An excellent option for a luxury Bahamas charter
8 days for the price of 7 in March
Great layout with most cabins on main decks
Very well appointed for entertaining
Alfresco dining
An array of water toys

Fast 20m motor yacht MeSoFa runs at a top speed of 38 knots around the coastlines of Croatia and Montenegro

Motor yacht MeSoFa is a 20.32m (66′ 8″) Princess yacht with a sporty profile and light contemporary interior, perfect for family charters around the Eastern Mediterranean including the diverse coastlines of Croatia and glamorous marina in Montenegro.

Motor yacht MeSoFa (sistership)

At her top speed of 38 knots, cruising on board is a thrilling and exhilarating experience. The equivalent land speed is about 70km/hour but add the sensation of the wind and the spray of the water and you will be invigorated with a sense of freedom and excitement. At anchor and underway stabilisers will ensure that guest comfort is maintained throughout the charter.

Motor yacht MeSoFa (sistership underway)

Equally thrilling are the stylish finishes on board: comfortable deck furnishings across the bow and aft deck; indoor/outdoor pantry and galley; and retractable roof over the forward zone of the main salon yielding a lofty open atmosphere.

MeSoFa | Aft deck

She was only built in 2022 making 2023 her first full season on the charter market so everything on board is pristine. With three generous suites on the lower deck, she is a wonderful choice for family groups of up to six or maybe splash out, if it’s your honeymoon or anniversary, and have her all to yourselves!

Main salon view forward

Croatia, Montenegro and the whole Eastern Mediterranean is an explorers paradise, dotted with fascinating and diverse islands, historical coastal towns and local restaurants serving the most delicious cuisine.

Port Montenegro Yacht Club

At CharterWorld we love to help our clients choose the perfect yacht for their needs and discover the wonders of a charter vacation, so contact our experts for assistance with motor yacht MeSoFa or any other of the beautiful motor or sailing yachts available in the region.

Look no further than stylish 25m motor yacht VICTORIA for the perfect charter in the Eastern Mediterranean

With her silver paintwork, brand new 25.15m (82′ 6″) motor yacht VICTORIA, cuts a stylish figure as she speeds through the waters of the Eastern Mediterranean at a top speed of 30 knots and stands out from other yachts of a similar size.

Luxury yacht VICTORIA

If you’re looking for the perfect charter yacht for a special birthday party or celebrating a milestone at work VICTORIA offers a cool choice. Her sociable outdoor spaces across the flybridge and main deck offer a variety of settings to wine and dine, chill out with a beer or cocktail or hang out at the water’s edge to swim in the sea pool and play on the water toys (including Seabobs and paddleboards)

VICTORIA | Aft deck dining

Once in the main salon guests will be delighted by the Christian Grande designer interior which blends tones of grey wood and fabrics with huge comfortable sofas and thoughtful lighting. This décor is replicated across the four staterooms (accommodating up to 8 guests) where primary guests can luxuriate in the full beam master and other guests can choose between a VIP, double and twin suite. The fabulous ensuites bathrooms, which accompany all the staterooms, are inspired by Italian design and feature marble counter tops and wooden finishes.

VICTORIA | Main Salon

The onboard crew of three will keep guests comfortable throughout the charter, as will the ‘at anchor’ and ‘underway’ stabiliser system which help steady the sea legs.

VICTORIA | Stern beach club

So don’t hesitate to take a more in depth look on our website, at what motor yacht VICTORIA has to offer and read about what you can look forward to from a luxury Eastern Mediterranean yacht charter. The Eastern Mediterranean encompasses a huge area and is home to varied landscapes, cultures and history across countries including CroatiaTurkey and the ever popular Greece with its hundreds of beautiful islands.

Phinisi style luxury yacht SAMSARA SAMUDRA offering extraordinary voyages across Southeast Asia

Indonesian Phinisi boats are the inspiration for 42m luxury yacht SAMSARA SAMUDRA and this distinctive style make her a unique choice for a family charter. Kids will love the traditional ‘pirate ship’ aesthetic, while adults will love the ‘spa-like’ good looks.


Phinisi boats are characterised by their two towering masts and sharply angled prow offering a leisurely pace of life on giving guests the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate while connecting with nature and spending time with friends and family.


Guests will be surrounded by modern amenities and features that have been carefully crafted and styled to embody the timeless elegance of a traditional Indonesian boat. The six chic suites combine rich, dark wood with neutral soft furnishings and accents of natural green plus the master suite boasts a stunning in-room stand-alone bathtub and private balcony.

SAMSARA SAMUDRA | Interior salon

The 12 crew focus all their attention on providing exceptional hospitality to their guests: preparing gourmet cuisine inspired by local traditions; planning wonderful experiences like trekking and exploring local wildlife; and offering the best in-water activities including diving and snorkelling with fascinating marine life.


Indonesia and Southeast Asia are well known for their luxurious resorts and spas and stunning natural beauty. In choosing a vacation on board super yacht SAMSARA SAMUDRA, visitors can experience all the region has to offer while being pampered in the exclusive spa and wellness centre on board.

60m sailing yacht SARISSA (ex Project 404) prepares for launch at the Royal Huisman shipyard

Sailing yacht SARISSA began life as Royal Huisman’s Project 404 and began construction in 2019 but since then she has remained a closely guarded secret. But now she has immerged from the shed prior to her official launch in the Netherlands.

Sailing yacht SARISSA | photo Ruben Griffioen

She is a design collaboration between the shipyard, Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and Studio Liaigre for the interior design. With a flush deck and what looks like a stylishly furnished stern and cockpit area, she also has a huge transom which will open to create an expansive beach club and storage garage.

Luxury yacht SARISSA | photo Ruben Griffioen

From the design it is clear luxury yacht SARISSA has been built with sizeable port holes which will no doubt flood the interior spaces with light: An interior which will accommodate up to 12 guests and 12 crew. As yet the designs for the interior remain under wraps but when more information or images are released we will share them with you.

Sailing yacht SARISSA | Ready for launch | photo Ruben Griffioen

Some names need no introduction and to anyone who knows anything about luxury yachts hearing the name Royal Huisman will be very familiar. They build the finest motor and sailing yachts and are no strangers to the winner’s podium at regattas or the berths of the most luxurious marinas in the world.

Superyacht LADY H available for charter around the crystal-clear waters of the Bahamas

37m superyacht LADY H is a classic Benetti motor yacht who radiates style and sophistication and, having recently been refurbished, presents in the most immaculate condition. Imagine yourself sitting back in the jacuzzi with a cocktail or racing around on the jet skis, all before dining in style on board.

Motor Yacht LADY H

Her tri-deck design means there is plenty of sociable outdoor space so guests can gather together, but also find a quiet spot for a coffee or to read a book. The quality deck furnishings are exceptional with soft neutral tones and deep comfortable cushions, making them extremely relaxing. For those who prefer an action packed charter, motor yacht LADY H is equipped with an overflowing toy chest and an experienced captain and crew to make the experience  fun and safe for everyone.

Luxury yacht LADY H Sundeck

Super yacht LADY H Main deck aft

Whether you are celebrating a special birthday with friends or taking a trip with extended family, the five beautiful suites offer very flexible accommodation for up to 10 guests. A delightfully private owners suite on the main deck would be perfect for primary guests while the rest of the family and kids take over the lower deck cabins. With a sky lounge and main salon the kids can put on a movie, while the adults enjoy a leisurely dinner but everyone can gather in the main salon for a games night or special evening meal.

Luxury yacht LADY H main salon

So back in that image of you on a yacht – a yacht that probably looks a lot like luxury yacht LADY H – and you will no doubt also be conjuring up a picture perfect landscape of white sandy beaches and crystal clear ocean. To make your dreams a reality, you should consider a charter in the Bahamas aboard this beautiful yacht and by contacting CharterWorld we can help you plan every detail to perfection.

The dreamy white sands of the Bahamas | Copyright © 2013 The Islands Of The Bahamas

Excellent special offer by the Caribbean charter yacht PREFERENCE 19

Motor yacht Preference 19 launched in 2011 by Riza Tansu, is offering a unique $10,000 APA credit for charters until May 31st 2023. Based around St Marteen/St Barts she is available anywhere within the Caribbean.  Her naval architect is Kerim Acar, while the exterior and interior were completed by Tansu Yachts´ in-house team. She accommodates ten charter guests, in five cabins and offers excellent service by the crew of seven.

36m Preference 19 charter yacht

There is a vast amount of exterior living, laid over 2 decks, the aft deck is open and ideal for coming and going to the swim platform, doing workouts, or simply relaxing under shade at the tables. On the foredeck, is a generous seating area and excellent views. The upper deck boasts alfresco dining, seating, sunning and partial shade.

Deck area

An open-plan salon has the lounge aft and formal dining forward, the space is well-lit thanks to large windows. Included on this level is the full beam master stateroom placed forward. Below decks are 2 double and 2 twin cabins, each with private en-suite facilities.

Double suite


Vast outdoor living
2 alfresco dining options
Open-plan salon and dining
On-deck master suite
Array of toys
Unique hull design stands out of the crowd


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