Go faster, go greener with Italian-made open yacht CENTUONO FORZA

The speedy image of open yachts is often associated with the less alluring characteristic of fuel-guzzling in the luxury yachting industry, yet even the fastest craft can go green – as proven with the 29m/95ft luxury yacht CENTUONO FORZA from Italian shipyard Centuono Navi.

29m/95ft luxury yacht CENTUONO FORZA

The new shipyard from designer Manuela Lucchesi and naval architect Marco Arnaboldi has created an open yacht capable of more than 60 knots, and a cruising speed of over 50 knots. The low-resistance hull form is a sandwich composite construction 30% lighter than open yachts of a similar size. Furthermore, the CENTUONO FORZA produces 50% less CO2 emissions by using three MAN 12V 2000hp engines coupled to next-generation MJP waterjets. At her cruising speed of 50 knots, Owners have a range in excess of 500 nautical miles, making her an ideal yacht for those on the go.

aft view

Saloon

Style, comfort and entertainment are all present on board as well: The main deck cockpit gentle joins into the lower deck and a spacious swim platform with fold-down side terraces. Guests can choose the sunbeds and seating here or on the foredeck, while inside there is a dining table and lounge on the main deck.

Master cabin

29m/95ft luxury yacht CENTUONO FORZA

The accommodation consists of 4 en-suite guest cabins to sleep 8 on the lower deck: 1 Master suite, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins. A crew of 4 are accommodated in the bow to keep everything in top condition for glamorous city soirees or tranquil beach living amongst remote isles.

luxury yacht CENTUONO FORZA

aerial view

Luxury explorer yacht GOGA, the first Benetti B.YOND 37M

The B.YOND 37M is the first model in Italian shipyard Benetti’s new explorer yacht series, and the premiere of the luxury expedition yacht GOGA has made its mark in the yachting world through its exceptional versatility, comfort and engineering for tomorrow’s world.

Luxury yacht GOGA by Benetti

The concept for the series came from critically acclaimed designer Stefano Righini, taking the essential, classic style imbued into the original Benetti yachts by Paolo Vitelli, Founder and President of Azimut|Benetti Group. With four different modes for the hybrid engine, a massive cruising range and amenities associated with larger luxury yachts packed on board, GOGA caters to today’s Owner, charter groups and guests.

upper deck pool

The interiors

Benetti architect Mauro Izzo has taken the bright open spaces and created the opportunity for even more customisation for GOGA’s Owner: A neutral palette and white surroundings are accented by hints of blue in the fabrics and accessories. In line with the focus on sustainability, various kinds of wood are used in harmonious surroundings, along with bronze bases and different marbles. Benetti selected the leading contemporary design brand Giorgetti for the interior and exterior furnishings, further enhancing the harmonious flow from one social area to the next.

upper deck dining

In regard to the layout, the lower deck contains the crew accommodation of four cabins, service areas including a walk-in wine cellar and cold room, the Captain’s suite which can alternatively be used as a guest cabin, and a beach club with wellness centre. The beach club has a sauna and steam room plus a Techno gym, and additional room for storing water toys.

upper deck – saloon

The main deck hosts the majority of the guest cabins, placing four generous en-suites around a panoramic lounge nicknamed ‘The Playroom’. Behind the cabins is a tender garage that can hold two jet skis, a rescue boat and a 6.5m/21ft tender. The upper deck boasts a spectacular skylounge surrounded forward and aft by large outdoor areas that will prove just as tempting as the interior, offering 360° views.

Bridge deck suite

Above, the bridge deck hosts the helm station forward and dedicates the rest of the area to the Owner’s suite complete with a study area, dressing room, en-suite bathroom and a private aft outdoor terrace.

bridge deck suite seating and study area

While guests are savouring the comforts and amenities that E/Y GOGA has to offer, the E-Mode Hybrid system from Siemens Energy will work unnoticed underfoot to optimise onboard energy consumption for four different usage profiles, resulting in unparalleled reductions in CO2 and NOx emissions for a yacht of this category. M/Y GOGA can go fully electric for zero emissions while cruising in environmentally sensitive regions.

upper deck saloon

There are MAN V12 2,100 kW engines granting 1,450 HP each for everyday operations, and in Eco transfer mode at 9 knots, she is capable of an exhaustive range of 8,200 nautical miles.

The exteriors

Timeless in appearance, E/Y GOGA sports a muscular hull design by Pierluigi Ausonio’s firm P.L.A.N.A. – a white steel hull and matching aluminium superstructure, broken up by large horizontal bands of dark glass that let the sunlight pour in. The stainless steel railings are painted white to match this appearance, while teak handrails add a bespoke feature reminiscent of a past cruising age.

sun deck

The outdoor social areas have been just as well considered as the interiors: The lower deck swim platform provides a functional space for accessing the tenders and water toys for exploring the area, and joins into the beach club for a waterside lounge complete with relaxing wellness facilities.

The group can recover from an outing on the upper deck aft, dining and lounging in the sunshine or shade or relaxing in the foredeck Jacuzzi before drying off on the sun pads.

upper deck pool

The Owner can claim the bridge deck aft as a private terrace attached to the Owner’s suite – perfect for starting and ending the day in serenity, surrounded by the wonders of nature.

Lastly, the sundeck grants the best views on board while the group socialises over drinks or a meal beneath the shade of the hardtop. An outdoor pantry is installed for convenience, and sunbeds let the group rest and digest after a sumptuous multi-course meal.

The accommodation

The versatility of the layout allows for a couple of rooms on board to be converted into additional guest cabins. As standard, up to 10 guests have accommodated over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite on the bridge deck and 4 further guest cabins on the main deck, around The Playroom.

However, the Captain has a choice of cabins, taking the one available on the bridge deck adjacent to the helm station, or on the lower deck. The other cabin then becomes a ‘spare’ for additional guests or staff. If desired, the Owner can replace the gym with a seventh guest cabin.

The flexibility of the layout allows for the Master suite to be swapped with The Playroom, placing all guest accommodations together if desired.

Explorer yacht GOGA offers versatility and an arrangement that brings aboard amenities and technology more often found on 50m/164ft luxury yachts. As such, she has all the advantages of both size classes from visionary yacht designers and a shipyard looking forward to a better, more sustainable future.

Photo credit:

© Malgarini © Stranhero © Locci

Alia Yachts’ 53-metre full-custom SEA CLUB yacht under construction

Alia Yachts has released details on its latest full custom SEA CLUB 53M yacht, which is proceeding according to schedule at the Antalya shipyard in Turkey.

ALIA YACHTS 53m SEA CLUB motor yacht under construction

The 499 GT motor yacht boasts an exterior design and general arrangement by Azure Naval Architecture. The main deck has a large covered tender bay to securely store the tenders and water toys, and elsewhere on board, there is a fully certified helipad and a water sports centre.

The accommodation provides for up to 6 guests in 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 further guest cabins.

Metal cutting for the steel hull and aluminium superstructure began in November 2021, and both were completed by the end of August 2022. Nine months after the keel was laid, the sandblasted and primed hull and superstructure were joined using the skills of 40 workers and five cranes with a combined 800-tonne capacity. The interior outfitting has now begun, with exterior fitted furniture ready to be installed. The shipyard’s in-house carpentry team have built the crew quarters and is working on the luxury guest areas for assembly.

The ALIA SEA CLUB 53M is due for completion in Q3 2023.

Inside the 24-metre pocket explorer ICE from Soyaslan

Turkish shipyard and yacht designer Soyaslan has revealed its latest in-build project, the 24m/78.8ft pocket luxury expedition yacht ICE.

ICE yacht rendering

Designed for a repeat client, explorer yacht ICE has a sleek modern exterior that is designed for world exploration: The over-specced technical platform is built for safety and comfort, from calm and shallow cruising grounds to deep and turbulent seas. The hull has been built to ICE-class standards for adventures in the polar regions, and both the exteriors and interiors offer guests marvellous views of their surroundings.

main saloon

The outdoor areas include a spacious swim platform to get close to the marine life, three different alfresco dining/lounging areas (on the main deck aft, foredeck and sundeck respectively), and two sunbathing options. A wet bar is also available on the upper deck aft, where the space is used to store the tender while cruising.

master suite

Inside, the interiors are styled by BAZ Design and use a combination of light oak and darker Alpi in warm neutral tones, contrasted by furnishings in grey-blue. The main salon and formal dining area make one large social area, while the sky lounge attached to the wheelhouse above has a more cosy atmosphere while enjoying elevated views from the climate-controlled interior.

galley

The accommodation sleeps up to 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 3 double cabins and 1 bunk cabin. In a traditional arrangement, the Master suite is placed forward on the main deck, while the remaining guest cabins are on the lower deck. All have portholes which can be opened for natural ventilation – a small but significant detail for long cruises.

Motor yacht ICE under construction

Explorer yacht ICE is in build with construction to be completed in 14 months, ready to be delivered at the end of 2023/the start of 2024.

MCP Yachts leads the way for new generation of South American luxury yachts with QUEEN TATI

Brazilian shipbuilder MCP Yachts is making history for the South American yachting industry with the all-aluminium luxury yacht QUEEN TATI, proving the region is capable of competing with the more famous European shipyards when it comes to safety, comfort and style.

MCP Yachts launched superyacht QUEEN TATI

Measuring 37.4m/122.8ft, she is ideally sized for family cruises and charters, while her aluminium hull and superstructure offer excellent manoeuvrability, stability and fuel efficiency while exploring the world’s most desirable cruising grounds.

MCP Yachts ready to launch motor yacht QUEEN TATI

Renowned naval architect Vripack produced her naval architecture in collaboration with MCP Yachts, while inside her engine room a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines produce a top speed of 22 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,500 nautical miles at an economical 10.8 knots.

QUEEN TATI yacht ready to be launched

MCP Yachts about the launch motor yacht QUEEN TATI

M/Y QUEEN TATI is sure to be the first of a new generation of superyachts proudly made in South America while being seen in international hotspots such as Saint Barth, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez.

Benetti presents luxury yacht PROJECT ORO at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022

At the 31st edition of the Monaco Yacht Show, Italian shipyard Benetti showcased its upcoming plans and designs at a press conference held within the prestigious Hermitage Hotel in Monte Carlo, where the 85m/278.10ft luxury yacht PROJECT ORO was announced.

Benetti Project ORO superyacht

Motor yacht PROJECT ORO is the result of thorough conversations with clients desiring a luxury yacht over 80m/262.5ft in length. This will bridge the gap between the ‘gigayacht series’ of luxury yachts launched in recent years, which are over 100m/328ft in length, and its vessels under the 80-metre mark.

PROJECT ORO will feature an exterior design by Giorgio M. Cassetta that has an abundance of alfresco living spaces further extended by fold-down terraces. Among the flowing interior layouts is a cavernous beach club, where the fold-down sides further extend the space for relaxation by the water. High above, the 399.4m²/4,300ft² sundeck has plush seating for alfresco dining and lounging in the sunshine or shade, while a more intimate environment can be found on the foredeck along with panoramic views. The stern comes with a transverse swimming pool, so guests can take a dip in the evenings or while at port.

Hybrid propulsion would allow PROJECT ORO to reduce her environmental impact as she awes in the world’s greatest charter grounds.

The conference also premiered the B.NOW 50M luxury yacht IRYNA, the new B.NOW 60M and the B.CENTURY series, which has been influenced by recent successful launches and technological innovations to make every model future-ready.

Benetti expects to launch 23 new yachts over the course of the next 12 months, showing that its Italian style is more desirable than ever.

Heesen 55-metre superyacht PROJECT SERENA sold

Luxury yacht PROJECT SERENA (YN 20555), the first hull in the restyled 55m/180.5ft Steel Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) model from Heesen, has been sold.

aft view of the yacht

The client is an experienced yachtsman who took to her strong and athletic exterior styling from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, a volume of 760 GT and a proven design platform with reliable performance.

aerial view of the bow section and sun deck

sun deck pool

Compared to previous 55-metre models, M/Y PROJECT SERENA has far more floor-to-ceiling glass, without mullions, in the main salon and sky lounge. The Owner’s suite has a balcony on the main deck forward, and the extended sundeck offers even more space for entertaining.

sun deck bar and lounging area

Luca Dini Design & Architecture have worked with Omega Naval Architects and Heesen to augment the interior layout, bringing the Owner’s lifestyle and character to the bright open areas connected to the natural world.

alfresco dining

The FDHF from Van Oossanen Naval Architects delivers excellent fuel efficiency and stability in rough seas. The twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 IMO Tier III engines of 1,000 kW each will provide a maximum speed of 15.5 knots, and a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots.

Luxury yacht SERENA project rendering © Heesen Yachts

M/Y PROJECT SERENA will be delivered in Autumn 2024, in time for the festive season in the Caribbean and Bahamas.

Luxury submersible yacht ‘NAUTILUS’ unveiled by U-Boat Worx at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022

At the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, Dutch shipyard U-Boat Worx unveiled ready-to-construct concept designs for a 37.5m/123ft luxury submarine yacht: ‘NAUTILUS’.

Luxury submarine yacht Nautilus Blue 3qrt Back Tender

Submersible yacht concepts have been created before, however, none have made the leap from an idea into reality. U-Boat Worx intends to be the first, using the company’s experience in creating small submersibles to engineer and launch a fully certified submersible with all the comfort and indulgences expected aboard a yacht.

Luxury submersible yacht NAUTILUS top view

Submersible motor yacht NAUTILUS runs on diesel-electric power and can reach a depth of up to 200m/656ft, with 10 windows 4m/13ft wide giving a unique view of the underwater world – perfect for guests who cannot dive into such depths yet still want to see the wonders of destinations such as the Red Sea, the South Pacific and the Caribbean.

Nautilus Luxury submersible yacht profile

An added advantage of underwater capabilities means no more seasickness: In rough seas, NAUTILUS can simply dive below the surface and continue the journey in comfort. The NAUTILUS has a surface speed of 9 knots and an underwater speed of 4 knots. She can stay under the waves for up to four days, or for a total of six hours while cruising.

Above water, guests have access to alfresco facilities including a sundeck, bar, pool, dining, lounging and sunbathing facilities. All of this is retracted before going underwater.

Nautilus – Luxury submersible yacht

A pressure-resistant electrical tender (named ‘ARONNAX’) is stored under the aft deck and will remain outside while diving. ARONNAX can be used for transporting up to five Scuba divers underwater, to and from their destination.

The interior layout is fully customisable; however, the standard layout offers a 50m²/538ft² lounge and dining area, galley, plus guest accommodation over 5 cabins: 1 Master suite and 4 further guest cabins. The crew accommodation provides for 6.

The price for a NAUTILUS of your own starts at €25 million, and once commissioned, her Owner can expect to receive her within 30 months.

Massive end-of-season reduction for luxury charter yacht PANDION PEARL in the Balearic Islands

Get a greatly reduced rate for the end of summer with the gorgeous Sanlorenzo luxury yacht PANDION PEARL on the Balearic Islands charter grounds.

Superyacht PANDION PEARL

Built in 2021, the 44.5m/146ft motor yacht PANDION PEARL is in excellent condition with all the latest amenities on board for relaxing and entertaining. The bright and airy interiors combine a sophisticated monochrome colour palette with warm lighting for a touch of home.

Pool on the deck

The beach club brings the outside in with a fold-down terrace on both sides, making the area ideal for afternoon parties, sunbathing and lounging beside the water. The main deck salon features a bar, while the dining room placed on the upper deck enjoys an abundance of light and views of the anchorage. In front of the bridge deck, there is a large gym attached to the Master suite below.

Saloon

When you’re not visiting the cultural centres of Palma and Ciutadella de Menorca, or one of the stunning golden sand beaches to be found on Formentera, the alfresco living and dining areas will have you living in style. Dip into the foredeck pool and dry off on the sunbeds, or treat yourself to some cocktails after dinner before settling onto the sofa/sunbeds for a night under clear starry skies.

Master stateroom

The selection of water toys has something to interest all ages and activity levels, and the collection includes:

1 x Waverunner Seadoo GTX 300
1 x Flitboard
3 x Seabobs
2 x kayaks
2 x Stand-up paddleboards
1 x wakeboard
1 x trampoline
1 x 10x5m (32.9×16.4ft) swimming pool
water skis
an inflatable pyramid with slide, and
inflatable and towable toys

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests across 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite split over three levels, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth. Throughout your adventures, the attentive crew of 9 will see to all requests.

View more of the superyacht PANDION PEARL and plan your autumn getaway in the warm and charming Balearic Islands.

ICON Yachts reveals luxury yacht PROJECT UFO at the Monaco Yacht Show 2022

One year since ICON Yachts and a client of the shipyard began conceptualising a luxury yacht at the Monaco Yacht Show, the company is ready to reveal the luxury explorer yacht PROJECT UFO.

Project UFO – rendering

After the impressive expedition yacht PROJECT MASTER from Espen Oeino and ICON Yachts was revealed at the last Monaco Yacht Show, the client decided on a conversion for taking him and his family on worldwide adventures with plenty of luxuries tucked away on board.

Offshore Rescue and Support Vessel underway to Icon Yachts

While searching for a suitable platform to convert, the team came across a 66m/216.6ft Offshore Rescue and Support Vessel which proved perfect for the brief. Several modifications will ensure that E/Y PROJECT UFO provides comfort and luxury on board: The platform will be lengthened to 70m/229.7ft for the inclusion of a desirable beach club in the stern.

Project UFO rendering in the Fjords

Project UFO yacht rendering

Furthermore, the addition of a superstructure and modification of the current interior spaces will create generous cabins – including an Owner’s suite and four convertible VIP staterooms – for the Owner and guests, with the potential for charter in the future. Several saloons and recreational areas are planned for entertaining on voyages long or short, all styled by H2 Interior Design.

At anchor in the Fjords – rendering of Project UFO

The exterior decks will also benefit from the superstructure addition, creating more outdoor space to host tenders, water toys and a submarine, plus two helipads and a hangar. Other notable amenities include a dedicated expedition room with a separate dive centre, a gym and Fiji Room with spa/sauna facilities, a bridge deck Jacuzzi that seats 12, and a 10m/32.9ft outdoor pool.

aerial view of the vessel at the yacht – Photo © Guy Fleury

More information is expected to be released as the project progresses.

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