Two exceptional special summer deals offered by crewed charter catamaran yacht LIR in the Western Mediterranean

Charter catamaran yacht LIR is offering 2 great deals this summer, take your pick! Nine days charter for the price of seven, OR 10% off the weekly rate for July and August in the West Mediterranean. Launched in 2014, she is a Fountain Pajot built, with naval architecture by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and interior finishes rom Isabelle Racoupeau Interiors. Up to 8 guests are accommodated over 4 en-suite cabins, comprising a master and 3 queens.

LIR sailing yacht

Her interior décor is light and airy, with custom turquoise blue fabrics, making the finish bespoke and inviting. The salon is situated on the port side with a generous settee and coffee table, while to starboard is her fully equipped professional galley with a very talented and experienced chef. The master cabin is on the port and aft, forward is a double, while to starboard are 2 further doubles, each with en-suites.

Luxury yacht LIR in the Western Mediterranean

On deck, there are plenty of options while cruising the French and Italian waters. A large aft area offers alfresco dining, seating and a service bar. Step to the transoms and enjoy the array of water toys on offer. Her foredeck boats 2 relaxing trampolines, with cushions for added comfort. A sundeck features wrap-around seating aft, a service bar, and optional shade.

Interiors of catamaran yacht LIR

Highlights

Continuously upgraded and maintained to a very high standard
Stylish hand-picked interior décor
4 double cabins, all en-suite
Excellent on-deck living
An array of water toys
Exceptional crew & professionally trained chef
Air conditioning
Wi-fi

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Three new Custom Line superyachts have been launched in quick succession from the Ferretti Group Shipyard

Spring has been a busy time at the Ferretti Group Shipyard as they have announced the launch of three new Custom Line superyachts in less than a month.

Superyacht OUR RED SEA

Motor yacht AT ONE, a Custom Line Navetta 30, hit the water on 10th April at a ceremony attended by the owner, his family and the Custom Line Team. The yacht is the ninth hull in the Custom Line Navetta 30 series and a multi-faceted collaboration between the Product Strategy Department and Ferrretti Group Engineering, who worked with exterior designer Filippo Salvetti and the Custom Line Atelier alongside Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel at ACPV Architects.

With a length of 28.43m (xxxx), the yacht has a dynamic silhouette with horizontal lines sweeping towards the bow. The timeless but forward-thinking styling blends a muted colour palette of neutral shades with contrasting bright highlights. The furniture and fixtures are created from fine natural materials such as nubuck leather and matt-finish travertine marble, creating an exclusive style.

The new owners of motor yacht QUEEN J III attended her launch on 24th April and were delighted to see their made-to-measure yacht, created by Ferretti Group Engineering and Custom Line Atelier, on the water for the first time. She is the 31st Custom Line Navetta 33, one of the shipyards most successful lines, characterised by her hull technology featuring an innovative bulbous bow providing excellent seaworthiness and stability, plus a range of 2,000 nautical miles.

The chic interior uses warm, rich tones against dark seductive shades in a variety of textures and finishes ranging from travertine marble to American walnut and soft leather.

The most recent launch was motor yacht OUR RED SEA, whose ceremony took place on 6th May in the presence of her owner family who travelled from their home in the Middle East, where the yacht will cruise. With a length of 32.82 m and a planing hull, she is the 21st Custom Line 106 and features design by Ferretti Group Engineering in collaboration with the Custom Line Atelier who have given the yacht a pared down refinement throughout. She boasts generous and spaces and clean lines with a strong architectural balance between the exteriors and interiors. The use of neutral, pale colours in shades of sand, bronze and white are set off against the velvety notes of blue, aquamarine and petrol features in some of the furnishings and fixtures finished in marble, nubuck leather and maple wood.

The launch of these three superyachts reflects the world renowned standards of the Ferretti and Custom Line brands.

Reduced charter rate for 47m luxury motor yacht KING BENJI in the Western Mediterranean

Summer is just around the corner and the sun is shining in the West Mediterranean, now is your chance to charter luxury charter yacht 47m KING BENJI at a reduced special rate in June. Launched in 2024, this explorer-style yacht was built by Dunya Yachts, and has interior design by Design Unlimited and naval architecture from Greg Marshall. There are 5 cabins, for 10 charter guests and 10 dedicated crew.

aft deck – photo Jeff Brown

Her interiors have a lovely open and airy ambience with large opening side doors on the main and upper deck, the décor has a distinctly Pacific theme, using a fabulous combination of woods, fabrics and bespoke art. There is an open plans salon and dining on the main level, above, a sky lounge offers great entertaining space, as well as the master stateroom forward. Additional accommodation is situated on the lower deck.

aft deck relaxation area – photo Jeff Brown

M/Y KING BENJI is a tri-deck design, with ample space and plenty of options for relaxing and socializing, perfect for your European yachting holiday. From the main deck aft, an extended swim platform allows charterers easy access to the fantastic list of water toys. Another deck up takes you to a comfortable seating arrangement area aft, and generous sunning and seating forward. The large raised sunbed opens to reveal a jacuzzi. Another deck boasts a fully equipped teppanyaki service area, where the chef creates delectable meals when not dining inside. The vessel has an observation pod right at the top, a great added bonus.

master cabin – photo Jeff Brown

Highlights

Explorer design
On deck master
Open airy interiors
Unique inviting décor
Fantastic outdoor living
Water toys
Jacuzzi

King Benji Jacuzzis – photo Jeff Brown

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Overmarine announce the launch of 33m motor yacht NEVER GIVE UP

Motor yacht NEVER GIVE UP is the ninth Mangusta GranSport 33 to be delivered by Overmarine from their shipyard in Viareggio, Italy. At 33.3m (109’2”) she is from the highly successful entry level Mangusta GranSport line which blends design from Alberto Mancini and the Overmarine technical team.  

Luxury yacht NEVER GIVE UP – image from Overmarine

Her new European owner will no doubt make the most of the yacht’s outstanding performance, long range and generous interior and exterior spaces. The sundeck fills the 56sqm of the flybridge and flows seamlessly around to the bow which hosts an infinity pool and sunbathing area.

There is a fabulous 40sqm master stateroom on the main deck with huge, glazed walls connecting the space to the surroundings. There are four additional guest suites on the lower deck – two large VIPs and two doubles.

Four Volvo Penta 735 kW (1,000 HP) engines deliver a top speed of 25 knots.

Her owner is expected to cruise the Mediterranean this summer.

Contemporary motor yacht MOONRAKER ready for charter for six guests in the Mediterranean

Fresh from her launch earlier this year, 21.49 m (70′ 6″) motor yacht MOONRAKER is aptly named, with her space-age contemporary good looks. Built by Wally Yachts, she sits low to the water with a plumb bow and single flush deck running from bow to stern.

Motor yacht MOONRAKER

She is perfect for a smaller charter group and even better for those looking to make the most of the hybrid inside-outside concept which sees the salon, dining and cockpit flow seamlessly across the main deck. The aft cockpit opens further thanks to the fold out balconies on either side creating a huge beach club with two fabulous built-in sunbeds at the centre.

Beach club with built in sun beds

The upper level of the cockpit leads into the semi-open dining area which in turn flows directly into the interior salon. Black-framed sliding doors connect each space to the next with the angular windows adding to the overall aesthetic.

Dining zone

On the lower deck the three ensuite cabins offer cool accommodation for the six guests with the full beam master including floor to ceiling glass doors into the ensuite.

Master suite

Motor yacht MOONRAKER is available for charter across the Mediterranean.

Turkey Yacht Charter Special: Award-winning 40m luxury yacht DOUBLE EAGLE offering 5% discount in June

The sailing yacht DOUBLE EAGLE, winner of the 2024 TYBA Best Welcoming Crew Award and Honorable Mention Award in the Chef’s Competition is offering a 5% discount on June charters in Turkey. Refitted in 2023, she is traditionally styled and constructed in wood, yet modern, boasting all the comforts of a luxury yacht.  She has deluxe accommodation for 12 charter guests over 5 ensuite cabins.

Superyacht DOUBLE EAGLE

The interiors are beautifully finished in a neutral palate, featuring a large salon with ample seating and a cocktail bar, as well as full entertainment systems. Below decks are 5 cabins, consisting of 3 doubles and 2 twins, all with private ensuites. On deck, the yacht has generous areas to relax and entertain, spreading over 2 levels. Her aft deck has alfresco dining, a stunning marble cocktail bar, sun beds and shade. On the foredeck, there is a further alfresco dining option, with further sun beds. The spacious flybridge is perfect to soak up the Turkish sun in style!

Aft cockpit dining

Highlights

Award-winning yacht
Modern styling
A great choice for entertaining
2 alfresco areas
Flybridge

Master Suite

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Rossinavi launch 43m hybrid-electric catamaran SEAWOLF X

Rossinavi have launched 42.75m Sea Cat superyacht SEAWOLF X, designed by Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design as a hydro-electric catamaran – the shipyard’s most innovative project to date. Originally revealed at the 2022 Monaco Yacht Show she is the first multi-hull project from Rossinavi.

Hybrid-electrical catamaran SEAWOLF X | image from Rossinavi

Her eco credentials allow travel in three ‘performance modes’: full-electric mode for day cruises , 90 percent electric on multi-day trips and 80 percent on transatlantic journeys. Additionally, when she is moored, a “hibernation mode” activates which reduces consumption allowing generated energy to be given back to the quay or to a private property. She can recharge at the shore in five hours and supplies enough energy to charge up an entire villa.

There are yet more innovations on board including Rossinavi AI, an artificial intelligence system which analyses the vessels operations, predicts guests’ needs and communicates ‘lower-impact behaviours’ and ‘conscious cruising’ to the crew. The software can also monitor the battery pack to keep it within the optimal energy efficient range of 20 to 80 percent.

Superyacht SEAWOLF X | image from Rossinavi

Designed to ‘liberate minds from preconceptions’ about catamaran construction, the team have created a low-profile exterior which resembles a sports car and is fitted with solar panels and lightweight solutions.

Outdoor living spans three distinct areas; a convivial cockpit centered around a pool, an expansive sundeck with sunbathing and living spaces, and an innovative bow area featuring a hidden pool and a convertible home theatre. New York-based design firm Meyer Davis have created an interior that “complements the cutting-edge yacht to bring relaxed luxury and sustainable design to its forefront,” the shipyard said. The decor takes inspiration from nature, in particular the sun, the sea and sand. Accommodation is for up to ten guests in four cabins across both hulls.

SEAWOLF X launches | image from Rossinavi

Luxury yacht SEAWOLF X carries the BluE label, which is the shipyard’s new sustainable philosophy that prioritises environmental impact in designs and is inspired by phytoplankton.

“This yacht showcases remarkable technological innovations in both power management and propulsion technologies, marking the beginning of a new chapter in next-generation vessels,” concluded Federico Rossi.

We look forward to seeing catamaran SEAWOLF X on her maiden voyage soon.

Fuel-cell powered 50m superyacht ALMAX launched by Sanlorenzo

Sanlorenzo have launched the highly anticipated 49.9m (164’0″) superyacht ALMAX, designed by Piero Lissoni and Zuccon International Project, which is their first fuel-cell powered 50Steel, developed as part of the shipyard’s commitment to net zero by 2030.

Superyacht ALMAX launched | image from Sanlorenzo

The fuel-cell technology converts green methanol into hydrogen and then electricity and allows her hotel load to be entirely emission free. The design also includes the brand-new Hidden Engine Room (HER), a patented design from Sanlorenzo which moves the engine room to a concealed position in the lower deck, allowing for the creation of a 150sqm ‘ocean lounge’ beach club with pool and fold-out terraces.

The impressive additional volume – with up to 3.5m headspace in areas – achieved by the horizontal positioning of the engine room creates a unique split-level layout with a glass-sided staircase which transports guests from the ‘ocean lounge’ and spa up to the main deck salon, central dining area and upper deck salon.

Luxury yacht ALMAX | image from Sanlorenzo

“With the launch of the 50Steel, Sanlorenzo celebrates a fundamental milestone in its history, in the spirit of innovation and sustainability. The new line of superyachts embodies the pioneering spirit and passion for challenges that have always guided us in the design and construction of our fleet,” said Massimo Perotti, chairman and CEO of Sanlorenzo at the launch.

Motor yacht ALMAX launches | image from Sanlorenzo

Accommodation is across five suites including an impressive owner’s stateroom complete with office, ensuite and dressing room. Her elegant and contemporary styling are the work of Sanlorenzo’s art director Piero Lissoni who has created a sophisticated aesthetic throughout the yacht.

Following outfitting, superyacht ALMAX is expected to be delivered in July 2024.

Royal Hakvoort have delivered 61m custom superyacht ASIA

Royal Hakvoort have proudly announced the delivery of 61m (200’1″) superyacht ASIA as she left their shipyard in the Netherlands on 18th May 2024, having successfully completed her North Sea trials. The new owner worked closely with the shipyard and Moran Yachts to bring their vision to life.

Superyacht ASIA – image from maritimephoto-com

He had this to say, “My wife and I enjoyed the entire process and Klaas Hakvoort and his brother Albert were a joy to work with. Moran Yacht and Ship have meticulous attention to detail, engineering, design and construction which has resulted in a vessel that my wife and I have dreamed about”.

Luxury yacht ASIA is a majestic superyacht with a raked bow, sleek exterior styling and generous exterior space. The layout was meticulously planned to maximise conviviality, beautifully matching the owner’s lifestyle.

Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design designed the interiors, creating living areas centred around the main staircase, wider passageways giving ease of movement for the owner and guests and a distinctive character and purpose.  A host of amenities include a large gym on the bridge deck, spa and beauty salon including massage area and sauna plus beach club.

Luxury yacht ASIA – image from maritimephoto-com

“The spread of function throughout ASIA was a key requirement set by this owner,” explains Paul Costerus, Lead Designer at Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. “They wanted to ensure each area was enjoyed and used at different times of the day and for different purposes. The deck spaces are also nice, open and very free. We liberated more aft deck space by building the exterior staircases into the superstructure.”

Superyacht ASIA is characterised by natural light with a profile punctuated by panoramic windows offering fabulous views from the two salons. The understated elegance and palette of vibrant and pastel colours create a striking design across the main salon and six ensuite staterooms – which can accommodate up to 12 guests. The suites are configured as two owner’s suites – one on the main deck and other on the dedicated owner’s deck – and four doubles on the lower deck with direct connection to the beach club. There is additional accommodation for the 18 crew members, broad companion ways and a well-equipped technical area.

The owner’s deck features a private sky lounge, his-and hers ensuites, an office and private decks forward and aft. There is also direct access from the suite to the foredeck, complete with a jacuzzi and casual lounge and dining area.

Motor yacht ASIA – image from maritimephoto-com

Powered by twin Caterpillar 3512E HD diesel engines, superyacht ASIA cruises at 13 knots and has a top speed of 15.3 knots and has impeccable fuel efficiency with an autonomous range of 4,800 nautical miles at 10 knots.

Superyacht ASIA has now embarked on her maiden voyage.

25m sailing catamaran AGAVE is launched by Gunboat in France

Sailing yacht AGAVE has been launched by French shipyard Gunboat as the second hull in their 24.65m (80’8″) Gunboat 80 catamaran series. The carbon fibre yacht is a collaboration between naval architect VPLP Design, exterior designer Patrick Le Quément and interior designer Chedal Anglay Design.

Luxury yacht AGAVE | image courtesy of Gunboat

She is a performance yacht at heart and has been built for an experienced owner whose brief also required her to perform as a family cruiser. Her precision design can deliver top speeds of over 30 knots and can sail in wind speed from a mere 5 knots. The custom spars package by Lorima features a 31-metre rotating mast, box boom with outriggers, longeron, and crossbeam – all constructed in pre-preg, autoclave cured, high modulus carbon fibre. The coachroof-stepped mast is positioned relatively further aft than previous Gunboat designs, for a more balanced sail plan and centre of gravity.

Luxury yacht AGAVE features lifting, retractable T-rudders designed to give a smooth journey both underway and at anchor, plus a minimum draft of 1.3 metres making her perfect for cruising and anchoring in shallow waters around the world.

Sailing catamaran AGAVE | image courtesy of Gunboat

She can accommodate up to eight guests in three VIP and one twin suite plus separate cabins for the three crew members. The flow from the main salon into the aft cockpit is excellent and the galley up design creates a great family layout.

She is due for delivery in summer 2024 after her technical and sea trial are complete.

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