Benetti luxury superyacht NORTHERN ESCAPE brand new to charter in the Western Mediterranean for summer 2022

Plan ahead for indulgent sunny days and freedom on a Western Mediterranean luxury yacht charter with brand new superyacht NORTHERN ESCAPE from Benetti.

Luxury yacht NORTHERN ESCAPE rendering

Yet to be launched, this 40.8m/134ft luxury yacht will offer the height of comfort, cutting edge technology and sensational amenities for 12 lucky guests. The open-air beach club greets you with an infinity spa pool where many an hour will be spent lying back and soaking up the sunshine along with scenic views of places such as Cinque Terre and Elba within the Tuscan Archipelago. Choice indoor and outdoor lounges provide plenty of options for hosting intimate gatherings or spectacular parties with up to 50 partygoers on board. A second Jacuzzi can be found on the sundeck, while sunbeds are available across the decks and a cosy quiet lounge in the shade extends off the sky lounge on the upper deck.

The selection of water toys provides everything for adrenaline-fuelled fun around the Iles de Lerins near Cannes, or languid days relaxing amongst the hidden cove beaches of Corsica and Sardinia

There is also exercise equipment on board so that guests can maintain a workout without setting foot into the sea.

Motor yacht NORTHERN ESCAPE rendering

Luxury yacht NORTHERN ESCAPE has a top speed of 17.5 knots and with a transatlantic range of 4,000 nautical miles, you can roam hassle-free from Genoa to the Aeolian Islands.

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 main deck Master suite with two VIP staterooms and 2 double cabins convertible to twins with a Pullman berth on the lower deck. Throughout the cruise, all guests will be looked after by a professional crew of 8.

View more of the brand new superyacht NORTHERN ESCAPE and plan ahead for a sensational summer 2022 in the Western Mediterranean charter grounds.

Heesen commences construction on YN 20350, luxury yacht ‘PROJECT JADE’

Dutch shipyard Heesen has begun construction on a third yacht from its new 50m/164ft semi-displacement class at its shipyard in Oss, HULL YN 20350 known as luxury yacht PROJECT JADE, with the first welds to the keel carried out in the presence of the American Bureau of Shipping surveyor.

Motor yacht project JADE

Motor yacht PROJECT JADE features a modern athletic appearance from Omega Architects with shrewd design features such as the reverse sheer towards the bow for improved visibility from the bridge. Owners and guests have a large beach club and terrace for lounging close to the water, and a sunbed above on the main deck aft to relax with sweeping views of the surroundings.

by day – open platform

Inside Italian designer, Cristiano Gatto has created a modern yet intimate living environment that can be further personalised by her future Owner.

sun deck close up

on deck dining

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 main deck Master suite, and on the lower deck 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth.

main dining area

The 50-metre fast-cruising class is the first of its kind under 500 GT to comply with IMO Tier III regulations: Smart naval architecture and the advanced twin MTU 16V 4000 M65L (IMO Tier III) engines allow M/Y PROJECT JADE to reach a top speed over 23 knots and travel a distance of 3,100 nautical miles at 11 knots, providing Owners and guests with versatile cruising options. By streamlining the underwater body, raising the propellers by creating propeller tunnels and keeping the transom depth to a minimum, the hull design has efficiency gains of 12 per cent.

aft view by night

Luxury yacht PROJECT JADE will be ready for delivery in Spring 2024.

Sailing yacht SONGBIRD to spend the 2022 summer season in the Italy charter grounds

After a successful 2021 summer season in the Croatia and Montenegro charter grounds, luxury sailing yacht SONGBIRD is heading to Italy for Summer 2022.

On board sailing yacht SONGBIRD

27.2m/89.4ft sailing yacht SONGBIRD is ideal for family charters and for small groups of friends to take off to the Western Mediterranean and visit some of the most sensational places within the world’s most popular charter grounds. Explore the old fort town of Sorrento, the bustling cultural centre that is Naples then hop across to Capri for boutique shopping and the beautiful limestone grottoes.

Alfresco dining area

Step back on board for lunch alfresco prepared by your talented chef, then rest and digest on the sun pads or in the hammock and admire views of such locations as Sicily, Cinque Terre or Elba amongst the Tuscan Archipelago.

Comfortable and inviting accommodation

The interiors are a tranquil sanctuary where the group can begin and end the day in comfort, with top quality bedding in the cabins and sumptuous seating in the salon. Dine together and celebrate a special occasion in style, or wind down in the evening with a family film.

The choice selection of water toys has a desirable collection for thrill-seekers and explorers, and the collection includes:

1 x Seadoo
2 x stand-up paddleboards
1 x wakeboard
fishing gear, and
snorkelling equipment

Aerial view of the sailing yacht SONGBIRD

The accommodation sleeps a total of 8 guests over 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth. A talented crew of 3 will ensure that all guests have a stellar time during their stay.

Discover more about sailing yacht SONGBIRD and plan your summer luxury yacht charter today.

In pictures: Lurssen’s 56m MOON SAND superyacht arrives at the yard

Featuring exterior and interior design by Bannenberg & Rowell, the 56m MOON SAND superyacht has been spotted whilst arriving at the Lurssen shipyard for additional works. The yacht represents the yard’s return to smaller sized luxury yachts, after years of predominantly building majestic mega yachts.

Luxury yacht MOON SAND at Lurssen – Photo © DrDuu

The lines of MOON SAND reflect those of the 1973 yacht CARINTHIA VI, the first more important yacht designed by Jon Bannenberg. The vessel boasts such luxury amenities as a pool on the main deck aft, various alfresco dining possibilities, a spacious upper deck or a vast sun deck.

Moon Sand yacht aerial view – Photo © DrDuu

Aft view – Photos © DrDuu

Delivered in 2021, she was built with an aluminium superstructure and a steel hull, with a beam of 10.2m and her volume is 835 GT.

MOON SAND yacht at Lurssen – Photo © DrDuu

learn more about MOON SAND here


Lürssen unveils its future-ready superyacht concept ‘ALICE’

German shipyard Lürssen has announced that it is building its first luxury yacht with fuel cell technology for a ‘pioneering and technology-driven client’, and while the construction is being kept as secret and secure as all other Lürssen builds, the shipyard has released a new yacht concept ALICE, going beyond the energy-efficient technology of today to imagine what a future Lürssen luxury yacht could look like.

Superyacht project ALICE by Lurssen

The natural world comes aboard with the ponds and park-like surroundings designed for the foredeck, while the interior is composed of living walls that create its own ecosystem, scenting the air with fresh and natural fragrance. The traditional teak decking is replaced by fast-growing, organically farmed wood that meets the same high-quality standards for performance and finish that Lürssen clients always expect.

Deck looking forward

Deck Garden Sunset

M/Y ALICE is more than just about appearances: Her engineering results in carbon neutrality by using emission-free fuel cells that generate electrical energy through hydrogen reformed from green methanol. These fuel cells replace conventional diesel generators and when a higher speed of greater energy is required, an additional methanol engine comes into play.

Night time looking forward

This will be a significant evolution on the current technology, which has come on leaps and bounds when compared to just a decade ago. The fuel cell technology of the first Lürssen luxury yacht will make it possible to anchor emission-free for 15 days or cruise 1,000 nautical miles at an economical speed.


Owner suite at sunset

For superyacht ALICE, on-board energy efficiency is just as vital as environmental sustainability, and to achieve this end waste heat is recovered using the HVAC system and reused for heating and cooling purposes. Mirrored glass windows surrounding the Owner’s deck also serve this purpose, providing thermal insulation and reducing reliance on the air conditioning systems.

Guest suite entrance

Guest suite in the evening

The model for superyacht concept ALICE will be available to view throughout 2022 at the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg, home to the world’s largest model railway and one of the most popular attractions in Europe.

Night view forward

Aft view by night

No worries on Greece luxury yacht charters aboard motor yacht HAKUNA MATATA

Live life carefree on a sensational Greece yacht charter aboard a speedy luxury yacht HAKUNA MATATAA 2021 refit of the 36.9m/121.1ft superyacht HAKUNA MATATA has returned her to as-new condition for cruising around the Ionian Islands and the Cyclades, where winter temperatures remain warm to cool for long days outdoors enjoying hiking, biking and water sports in comfort.

Luxury charter yacht HAKUNA MATATA

The interiors offer a comfortable light-filled environment of understated elegance for everyday living and special celebrations. The main salon provides a place for the whole group to gather and prepare for the day’s adventures, then settle during the evening for a family film on the widescreen TV. A second cosy seating spot is available in the raised pilothouse, and there are two large master suites onboard for an ideal setup for extended families.

Aft deck alfresco dining set up

There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fine weather, with sunbeds lining the main deck aft, flybridge and the foredeck. The group can rest weary feet in the large circular Jacuzzi, while the talented crew of 10 sees to a lavish lunch and serves drinks from the wet bar. A top speed of 27 knots and a range of 2,000 nautical miles will take the group far and wide, island-hopping from Santorini to Naxos, Paros and Mykonos for sightseeing, partying, shopping and culture in equal measure.

Deluxe and welcoming accommodation on board

M/Y HAKUNA MATATA comes with a great selection of water toys to make cherished memories in the glittering waters of the Eastern Mediterranean, and the collection includes:

1 x jetski
2 x Stand-up paddleboards
1 x kayak
a wakeboard
water skis
snorkelling equipment (adult and child sets), and
inflatable toys

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins: 2 Master suites, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins.

View more of luxury yacht HAKUNA MATATA and plan your winter holiday in the Eastern Mediterranean for 2022.

Refitted 52-metre luxury yacht VIANNE in the Bermuda, Caribbean & Bahamas charter grounds

Luxury yacht VIANNE has completed a refit to bring her back to as-new condition, and for the winter 2021/22 season she will be cruising in Bermuda and the Caribbean & Bahamas charter grounds.

motor yacht VIANNE

Originally built in 1995, this classic 52m/170.7ft vessel is a refined example of her era while offering all the latest comforts and water toys for contemporary living at its best. Renowned designer Terence Disdale produced her light neo-classical living spaces which are ideally suited to lavish celebrations as well as tranquil days in close conversation.

Motor yacht VIANNE is capable of roaming for 2,700 nautical miles, making her perfect for guests who want to cruise far and wide to see as many of the sights as possible in one charter: In the Bahamas, begin the charter in New Providence and revel in the nightlife with casinos, top-quality restaurants, bars and clubs to see you through until the early hours while the landmarks, museums, galleries and boutiques offer plenty to discover during the day. Cruise on to Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island, then down into the Exumas to visit Pig Beach and go snorkelling in Thunderball Grotto. Cruise South to Long Island and the Bight of Acklins at Crooked Island, then marvel at the incredible photogenic bird species on Mayaguana and the Inagua Islands.

Jacuzzi on sun deck

If all of this has you looking for a place to take the weight off your feet, you can relax on the sundeck sun loungers or dip into the Jacuzzi while your professional crew brings you refreshments and prepares a delectable multi-course meal.

The selection of water toys offers the perfect balance between laid-back lounging on the water and high-speed thrills, and the collection includes:

1 x Seadoo jet ski
2 x Stand-up paddleboards
1 x inflatable kayak
water skis
a waterslide
an anti-jellyfish pool
snorkelling equipment
inflatable and towable toys

Guests can maintain a fitness regime without setting foot into the water using the gym onboard, and there is a golf driving facility with biodegradable golf balls.

Master suite

The accommodation sleeps a maximum of 12 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 main deck Master suite with private office, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins. Throughout the cruise, the enthusiastic crew of 12 will have everything running seamlessly onboard.

Take a closer look at the beautiful new refit of superyacht VIANNE, and choose Bermuda, the Bahamas of the Caribbean for your next tropical paradise getaway.

Luxury sailing yacht Clase Azul new to charter in the Adriatic for 2022

The 48m/157.6ft sailing yacht CLASE AZUL will be brand new for Adriatic luxury yacht charters following her delivery in 2022, when she will be cruising such choice destinations as Croatia, Montenegro and Venice.

Sailing yacht CLASE AZUL

The interiors from Natasa Orlovic of NO.MAD Design uses a warm colour scheme with natural textures and earthy tones for tranquil and refined living spaces suited to special occasions and everyday living in style. The main salon is the primary indoor social area and comes with a wet bar, large dining area and an intimate seating area for guests to chat or wind down with a film at the end of a busy day.

Aft detail

Outdoors, the main deck aft offers a place for alfresco dining and lounging on plush sofas out of the sunshine, while the sun-drenched sundeck boasts a laid-back setting with a raised Jacuzzi between to large sunpads along the stern and around the aft mast, a forward wet bar, and two settings for enjoying drinks and conversation with a fire pit for warmth on cool autumnal evenings. 

There is a wonderful selection of water toys that provides something for all ages and interests, and the collection includes:

2 x jet skis
2 x Seabob F5s
2 x inflatable kayaks
2 x stand-up paddleboards
water skis (adult and child sets)
fishing gear, and
snorkelling equipment (6 x adult and 6 x child sets)

The overnight accommodation sleeps 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 4 convertible double cabins. There is a professional crew of 9 to take care of every detail and provide first-class service throughout your travels.

Croatia in the Eastern Mediterranean

Find out more about luxury sailing yacht CLASE AZUL and consider the warm and culture-rich Adriatic for your next yacht charter, whichever the season may be.

Exciting moment at Moonen as they launch 36m motor yacht BOTTI

The luxury yacht builder Moonen Yachts has announced the launch of the highly-anticipated motor yacht BOTTI of 36 metres. With naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, the yacht features exterior design by René van der Velden and interiors by Studio Indigo.

Moonen Yachts – Launch 36M luxury yacht BOTTI

Capable of long-range cruising and transatlantic crossings, BOTTI is the third vessel in the Martinique series, however, it has many elements that distinguish her from her sisterships. The most significant particularity is the extended sun deck that spreads over 65 square metres offering owners and guests plenty of areas to unwind and enjoy the Jacuzzi.

Moonen Yachts – Launch 36M motor yacht BOTTI

Other outstanding features of this vessel include a beautiful master suite with a walk-in wardrobe, additional four guest suites that can be accessed via a private landing on the lower deck. The Captain’s cabin, situated on the bridge deck is also worth a mention.

Moonen Yachts – Launch 36M BOTTI superyacht

BOTTI is currently under final development and will be delivered to her owner in February 2022.

Amels superyacht HERE COMES THE SUN back to cruising after successful refit

The 89m/292ft luxury yacht HERE COMES THE SUN from Amels has left the Dutch shipyard at Vlissingen, the Netherlands following the successful completion of a 16-month refit.


Delivered in 2017, she returned to the Amels facilities in 2020 under new ownership for an extensive refit. During this time, the hull was extended from 83m/272ft to 89m/292ft with original naval architects Azure Yacht Design appointed to create the extension.

Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN after refit

On her first voyage, she stopped by in London where onlookers could see her 6m/19.8ft extension which has increased her volume from 2827 GT to 2977 GT and a brand new colour scheme, changing her hull from champagne to navy. Modifications include an extended sundeck aft that now has room for a helipad, and an extended bridge deck aft for two VIP suites to have exterior balconies, plus an extended main deck aft for a 7m/23ft swimming pool and a larger beach club with spa facilities. Other tweaks have been made across the decks to the interior areas and layout.

Amels yacht HERE COMES THE SUN after refit

Amels motor yacht HERE COMES THE SUN after refit – detail

M/Y HERE COMES THE SUN is set to undergo an extensive cruising itinerary now that her refit is complete, making use of her 5,500 nautical miles cruising range to take her across the world.

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