Lucky luxury yacht 888 ready for Croatia charters
Escape the city and head to the Eastern Mediterranean this summer, where you’ll certainly feel fortunate for choosing recently refitted luxury yacht 888 on a Croatia charter.
This beautiful country is renowned for the majesty of the Istrian Peninsula, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites and its myriad islands, home to sandy coves and the chance for close encounters with dolphins, turtles and more.
Motor yacht 888 from Riva is the ideal vessel for exploring all the secretive hideaways with family and friends – her recent refit has her engines in tip-top shape and her interiors and exteriors look better than ever. What’s more, there is a great selection of water toys on board to make lasting memories under the summer sun.
Once your group is tired of visiting ancient Roman ruins, scenic monasteries and impressive international festivals, there are plenty of spots on board to dine, followed by a rest in the sunshine while your attentive crew of three takes care of all the details.
The accommodation sleeps a total of 8 guests over 4 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 2 twin cabins. All are well-proportioned, however, there is also plenty of space inside and out where guests can unwind in peace and enjoy the magnificent surroundings.
Find out more about the new look for 26m/85ft luxury yacht 888 and plan your Croatia itinerary for the ultimate getaway in 2021.
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PHI PHANTOM yacht support vessel by Alia Yachts hits water in Turkey
The 36-metre PHI PHANTOM yacht support vessel by Alia Yachts hit the water in Turkey. Designed in house with exterior design by Cor D Rover and naval architecture by Van Oossanen, this ground-breaking support ship was made for ocean-crossing loaded with tenders and toys that her mothership, superyacht PHI by Royal Huisman, is unable to store. She is currently undergoing a sea trial with the delivery scheduled for June.
The fully aluminium yacht has been taken out of her shed at the Turkish shipyard and was driven out of the building shed and lifted onto the water in Antalya thanks to a 200-tonne travel lift.
“The owner of PHI Phantom is really detail-oriented, and he has been very involved with every element of the build,” comments Gökhan Çelik, President of Alia Yachts. “He trusted us to deliver on a demanding brief, but we have certainly matched and, I hope, surpassed his expectations for this unique support vessel. In particular, the aluminium bending and precision welding was a major challenge.”
Her interiors are finished to superyacht crew standards, accommodating up to six crew members, but has been classified to be handled only by three if needed. This allows for extra space on board, with one cabin designed as a guests cabin. The crew mess is very large with a fantastic galley.
With her very efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen and two Cat C-32 engines, PHI Phantom has a nautical-mile-range of 4,200 at 12 knots. Her maximum speed is 21 knots.
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Luxury sailing yacht Vegas Baby delivered
The Greifswald shipyard YYachts has announced the delivery of the Y8 luxury sailing yacht VEGAS BABY.
The first of four deliveries scheduled for the first half of 2021, S/Y VEGAS BABY is a majestic 24m/78.8ft sloop with construction and exterior styling from Lorenzo Argento, while the team at Design Unlimited gave the interiors a sophisticated modern look comprised of light wooden panelling, dark flooring and grey upholstery.
Some changes have been made to the design since the original Y8 was conceived: The stern shape and the control console have been improved upon, offering better protection in the cockpit as a result. The interiors use a similar layout to sistership MAKAI, however, the crew mess and galley have been modified to meet the Owner’s requirements.
Described by Dirk Zademack, Managing Partner at YYachts, as “light, fast, luxurious and easy to handle”, S/Y VEGAS BABY is sure to capture the attention of onlookers wherever she sails. Her crew is currently taking her on sea trials in the Baltic Sea ahead of the Mediterranean cruising season.
In the meantime, two more Y7 model sailing yachts are expected to launch, as well as a 27m/90ft custom yacht designed by Bill Tripp with interiors from Winch Design.
55m Lurssen motor yacht project 13800 launched
Lurssen shipyard has announced the launch of the 55.5m motor yacht Project 13800 designed by Bannenberg & Rowell, taking inspiration from the 1973 Carinthia VI.
Although she is the smallest yacht built at the Lurssen shipyard since 1995, she will feature an amazing interior with bespoke museum-quality furniture and elegant design. She has been kept under a shroud of secrecy since the announcement of her build and we all look forward to finding out more about her once delivered to her proud owner.
Dickie Bannenberg commented regarding the launch: ”We are excited to see 13800 emerge from her shed. The initial concept was influenced by our studies based on the classic yacht Carinthia VI, designed by Bannenberg Snr, and built by Lürssen in 1973. Every centimetre of interior and exterior space usage has to be presented, discussed and agreed with the owners, and this has led to many inspiring discussions. We really look forward to seeing her completed over the coming months, including a spectacular interior.”
29m charter yacht MEMORIES TOO offering excellent special rate in Greece
Explore Greece aboard the 29m Azimut luxury yacht MEMORIES TOO at an exceptional reduced weekly rate over the month of June. Delivered in 2019, she has naval architecture by Stefano Righini and interior styling from Achille Salvagni Architetti. There are 5 cabins, including an on-deck master stateroom, 3 double and 2 twin guests, for a maximum of 12 charter guests.
The yacht has a stylish modern interior decor, featuring sea blue fabrics, paired with hand-picked bespoke fabrics and neutral finishes. She offers a light and airy open-plan salon, with formal dining placed forward. Included on the main level is the full-beam master, while below decks are 2 double and 2 twin suites.
M/Y MEMORIES TOO has excellent outdoor living, laid over 2 decks, and ideally suited to chartering in the East Mediterranean. A shaded aft deck features dining seating and direct access to the swim platform and water toys. There is a spacious foredeck, which has a fitted raised sunbed and casual dining. The sundeck is well-appointed, with further sunning, a cocktail bar and an additional alfresco option, making socializing and entertaining aboard versatile.
- Bespoke interior décor
- On deck master cabin
- Extended swim platform
- 3 alfresco dining options
- Planing hull design
- Zero speed stabilizers
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Formula 1 announces 2022 Miami Grand Prix
If you’ve been thinking about a trip to Miami, next year might be the time to do it. Formula One has announced that the sport will be racing in Miami, after confirming a 10-year deal with the city to host the Miami Grand Prix, beginning in the second quarter of 2022.
The race has been much anticipated, with initial plans to host the race in Miami first put forward back in 2019, however due to various roadblocks the deal has only this year been agreed upon. The deal now includes a $5 million support programme for local businesses and the community, including a STEM education programme for local schools. The race will take place around the Hard Rock Stadium, home of football team the Miami Dolphins. The track is 3.36 miles / 5.4km, and cars can be expected to hit top speeds of around 198mph.
This is an excellent opportunity for luxury yacht charters and owners to visit Miami and soak up the atmosphere of the event! Miami is a wonderful charter destination, with sensational nightlife, countless luxury stores and spas, incredible beaches, and excellent water sports for the more adventurous. An exact date of the new 2022 Miami Grand Prix is yet to be announced, but it will be held in the second quarter of 2022, ahead of the August summer break.
“We are thrilled to announce that Formula One will be racing in Miami beginning in 2022,” F1 CEO Stefano Domenicali said. “We will be working closely with the team from Hard Rock Stadium and the FIA to ensure the circuit delivers sensational racing but also leaves a positive and lasting contribution for the people in the local community.”
France and Italy welcomes new superyacht AAA to luxury yacht charter grounds
This summer, celebrate your freedom in the Western Mediterranean charter grounds aboard a beautiful brand new 50m/167ft luxury yacht AAA from Mangusta.
This highly desirable yacht is designed for those who want to do it all without compromising on the best of life’s luxuries: Roam from Marseille to Sicily and take in famous destinations on a whirlwind tour making the best use of her top speed of 35 knots. Take advantage of her shallow draft to find the best-secluded anchorages in Corsica and Sardinia, then spend your time admiring the views from the Jacuzzi on the flybridge or the foredeck, drying off at your leisure on the plush sun pads.
The elegant custom interiors are kept clean and minimal, creating a large and welcoming environment for resting out of the summer sunshine and entertaining guests. The entertainment systems are cutting edge, and when you want some time to yourself for some pampering there are spa massage facilities on board.
Spend quality time together with family and friends, celebrating a special occasion in the formal dining area, or connect with the environment outdoors while dining in the large and lavish alfresco setting on the main deck aft. Wet bars are available both inside and out on the main deck and flybridge, ensuring fast and efficient service whether enjoying a lazy afternoon or partying the night away in Cannes, St. Tropez or Monaco.
Superyacht AAA is an Approved RYA Water Sports Centre, meaning that guests can earn a jet ski licence during their time on board. The large collection of water toys includes:
- 2 x Seabob F5s
- 2 x jet skis
- 2 x e-Foils
- a wakeboard
- water skis (adult and child sets)
- snorkelling equipment (adult and child sets), and
- Scuba diving equipment
The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests across 7 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 3 double cabins, 1 twin cabin convertible to a double, and the spa massage room, which can be used as an additional cabin.
On hand throughout the cruise is a talented crew of 9, who will ensure that everything runs smoothly throughout the charter.
View more images of brand new motor yacht AAA to be launched and available for charter in summer 2021 along the beautiful Western Mediterranean charter grounds. Secure her now and discover why AAA is more than just a name.
Brand new luxury yacht Imagine ready for Western Mediterranean charters
Step out into the summer sunshine in the magnificent Western Mediterranean charter grounds with a brand new luxury yacht IMAGINE from renowned shipyard Azimut.
At 24m/78ft, she is a compact vessel with a shallow draft ideal for accessing the secluded bays and coves found along the French Riviera. A great island-hopper, she has a top speed of 31 knots and a maximum range of 340 nautical miles. Her crisp white interiors from Achille Salvagni have a futuristic element, bringing together a sense of minimalism, fluid curves and geometric elements to produce a captivating social space for family gatherings and special celebrations.
Bask in the sunshine and dine alfresco amongst the Iles d’Hyeres: The main deck aft is a comfortable place to have meals in the shade, while the sundeck has a wet bar as well as a dining table, and sun loungers line the stern. An additional sunbed and casual seating area furnishes the foredeck and makes a great place to watch the sunset or simply admire Cannes, Monaco or St. Tropez from the marina.
There is a great selection of water toys for the group, providing high-speed thrills with the two Seabobs and monoski, while for more relaxing afternoons in the warm clear waters around the stunning coasts of Corsica and Sardinia there is a Paddle inflatable and snorkelling equipment.
While cruising, M/Y IMAGINE can host up to 12 guests onboard and sleeps a maximum of 8 guests in 4 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 1 twin cabin. The desirable Master suite makes use of the full beam to provide a desk/vanity and private lounge within its spacious interior, and all cabins come with TV entertainment. On hand throughout the cruise is a talented crew of 3, who will take care of every detail.
Summer 2021 is expected to be one of the busiest seasons ever for luxury yacht charters as many were postponed from 2020: See more of luxury yacht IMAGINE and consider her for your next Western Mediterranean charter.
Bering Yachts launches B77 luxury yacht Veronika
Bering Yachts has announced the successful launch of the B77 model luxury yacht VERONIKA from its facilities in Antalya, Turkey.
The launch of compact expedition yacht VERONIKA was facilitated by a brand new 560-tonne capacity travel lift provided by the Antalya Free Zone marina. There are also brand new cranes and lifts up to 2,000 tonnes for larger, heavier luxury yachts, plus new hangars for luxury yacht construction and refit work.
The semi-custom superyacht VERONIKA comes to a length of 23.5m/77.2ft and was designed in-house by the shipyard, ready for exploration cruising the world over: Her 170 GT volume stores enough power and supplies for extensive cruising, and top-notch entertainment systems will keep the family entertained between destinations. The accommodation sleeps up to 6 guests and a crew of 4, however, it is possible to sail E/Y VERONIKA short-handed. She will now undergo sea trials before heading to Australia, where she will commence cruising in high latitudes.
M/Y VERONIKA is the first of four launches in the Antalya Free Zone that Bering Yachts plans for 2021, with the launch of a Bering 70, Bering 92 and a Bering 76 expected in the second half of 2021.