Heesen announces successful launch of luxury yacht ALTEA project – YN 19550

Dutch shipyard Heesen has announced the successful launch of 49.8m/163.4ft luxury yacht ALTEA, known during production as HULL YN 19550.

Motor yacht ALTEA. by Heesen

Motor yacht ALTEA. by Heesen

M/Y ALTEA is the second hull built using the Nova Plus design and engineering platform, and she is built with a Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) for efficient cruising the world over. The exterior styling comes from Frank Laupman of Omega Architects, who opted for a contemporary appearance created with full-height windows across the decks, sturdy spray rails and a long waterline.

swim platform

swim platform

bow running

bow running

The interiors are styled by Cristiano Gatto and bring together neutral earthy tones, a variety of textures and carefully placed lighting to complement the natural lighting flooding in through the windows, and to create an ambient setting after dark.



The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 6 beautifully-appointed contemporary en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 5 further guest cabins, which together total an area of 350m2/3767ft2. There are also 5 crew cabins to sleep up to 9, ensuring top maintenance and service on every cruise.



Known onboard features include a sundeck Jacuzzi and bar, a gym, plenty of sunbathing and dining areas, a sky lounge in addition to the main salon, and a main deck master suite.

A pair of MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines of 1,080kW (1,448 HP) give luxury yacht ALTEA a top speed of 19.5 knots and a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles at 12 knots. A draft of just 2.2m/7ft makes her ideal for accessing shallow charter grounds such as the Bahamas while making her one of the fastest and most economical in her size class.

aft view under construction

aft view under construction

Superyacht PROJECT ALTEA is due to undergo her sea trials in May before she is available for delivery in June in time for the summer season in the Mediterranean.

Modern & elegant luxury yacht MEMORIES TOO offering discounted rate in Greece

Jump into summer exploring Greece this May with an exceptionally discounted rate from the 29m Azimut motor yacht MEMORIES TOO. Delivered in 2019, she has naval architecture by Stefano Righini and interior styling from Achille Salvagni Archetti. She offers 5 cabins, comprising an on-deck master stateroom, 3 double and 2 twin guests, for up to 12 charter guests.

Motor yacht MEMORIES TOO

Motor yacht MEMORIES TOO

The stylish interiors are contemporary with a blend of sea blue furnishings and custom accessories. The salon is an open plan offering a generous lounge aft and dining placed forward. Her master stateroom is situated on the main deck and full beam of the yacht, while below decks are 4 further suites.



aft deck

aft deck

M/Y MEMORIES TOO has a lot of outdoor space making her the ideal choice for luxury Greek charters. A shaded aft deck provides alfresco dining, access to the salon and steps leading to the extended swim platform. On the foredeck, the Azimut boasts a raised fitted sunbed and casual cocktail seating. Head up to the sundeck, for an additional exterior dining option, bar and ample sunning opportunities.

Sunbathing area

Sunbathing area




  • Bespoke interior décor
  • On deck master cabin
  • Extended swim platform
  • 3 alfresco dining options
  • Planing hull design
  • Zero speed stabilizers
  • Wi-fi
personalised delicious meals

personalised delicious meals


Modern luxury gulet Queen of Salmakis cruising the Turkish charter grounds

The Eastern Mediterranean has long enticed visitors to its shores from across the world, and there’s no better way to enjoy its wonders in the Turkey charter grounds than aboard a modern classic yacht such as the 39.1m/128.3ft luxury gulet QUEEN OF SALMAKIS. Built in 2019, this elegant luxury sailing yacht has a wonderful selection of water toys, a deck Jacuzzi and eight well-proportioned cabins to sleep up to 18 guests, looked after by a professional crew of seven.

QUEEN OF SALMAKIS LUXURY YACHT - foredeck close up with toys

QUEEN OF SALMAKIS LUXURY YACHT – foredeck close up with toys


The perfect blend of adventure and amenity; new photos of 77m superyacht LA DATCHA revealed

New photos of 77m explorer yacht LA DATCHA have been revealed, and they do an excellent job of showing off this incredible superyacht! Completed in 2020 by Dutch yard Damen Yachting, LA DATCHA is a seamless blend of state of the art explorer technology, as well as ultimate comfort and luxury. She is available now for charter in the Maldives and Seychelles during Winter 2020/2021, in Russia for Summer 2021, and in Antarctica for Winter 2021/2022.

Luxury explorer yacht LA DATCHA


This powerful explorer vessel was designed with everything needed to travel the world. Ice Class and built with steel, she can withstand any challenging environment thrown at her. She can operate autonomously for 40 days at a time, creating a whole world of adventuring possibilities for charter guests. She has three tenders on board for accessing those hard to reach places, as well as two helicopters for exploring further afield. Guests can even explore the depths of the great blue with use of her three-person submarine, or simply enjoy her variety of water toys, which include: sea scooters, jet skis, waverunners, kayaks and much more. She is truly an adventurer’s dream charter!

Aft deck with 14m beam


When it comes to comfort, no luxury has been spared. Every bit a luxury yacht as she is an explorer, she features a wonderful array of guest amenities across her six decks. Her 14m beam allows for a huge amount of living space both indoors and outdoors, with several large salons providing plenty of spaces to relax and socialize, all of which are also beautifully decorated. She also features a spa area, complete with jacuzzi, massage room and gym. Outside, guests can take their pick from several large dining and living areas, or take a dip in the jacuzzi tub – placed at the very top of the vessel to make the most of the incredible views.

Salon with dining, bar and games


Accommodation is for 12 guests over 6 cabins, which include two fabulous Master staterooms and a VIP cabin, spread across the upper deck and main deck. A beautiful glass elevator connecting the decks conveniently allows guests easy access between levels. Both Master staterooms feature spacious lounge areas, separate dressing areas, and en suite bathrooms complete with deep bath tubs. All cabins are very spacious, feature en suite bathrooms and large TVs, and are uniquely decorated in a combination of warm and neutral tones.

Luxury cabin


Both adventurers and luxury-lovers alike will have an unforgettable stay aboard luxury explorer yacht LA DATCHA. Find out more here.


CCN of Baglietto Group delivers 37m motor yacht RUN AWAY

The Italian shipyard CCN has announced the delivery of motor yacht RUN AWAY from the yard’s DOM series. RUN AWAY was built with an aluminium hull and superstructure and boasts interior and an exterior design by Stefano Vafiadis with inspiration taken from the car design.

Superyacht Run Away

Superyacht Run Away

Some of the main features of the yacht include a fantastic private terrace from the master suite and the elevator that connects all the decks, from the lower to the sun deck.

The yacht also boasts large windows for an excellent flow between the interiors and the exterior areas.

Run Away yacht

Run Away yacht

The accommodation incorporates 6 deluxe cabins with ensuite bathroom facilities with the master suite being located on the main deck and the guest suites on the lower deck.

Motor yacht RUN AWAY

Motor yacht RUN AWAY

RUN AWAY is fitted with two 1,193 kW @ 2,300 rm CAT 32 engines that power her up to a speed of 16 knots and allow her to cruise at 15 knots. She is ABS A1 (E) certified for commercial yachting service.

Riva launch 50m luxury motor yacht FIFTY in Italy

Italian shipyard Riva have launched their newest hull, the 50m luxury motor yacht FIFTY, in a private ceremony in Ancona, Italy. FIFTY is the second hull in Riva’s 50 Metri line, and features exterior and interior design from a collaboration of Officina Italiana Design and Riva’s Product Strategy Committee, led by Mr. Piero Ferrari.

50m luxury motor yacht FIFTY

The stunning vessel is sure to stand out in any port, with clean, strong lines creating a masculine but elegant shape. This is enhanced by the unique hull colour chosen – a blue-tinged, shark grey. She was built in celebration of the Caravelle and Atlantic series motor yachts of the 1960s and 70s, but with all the modern technology and comforts one could want. At 50m long and with a maximum beam of 9m, she offers plenty of living space across her three decks, both inside and out.

Sistership – Aerial shot

Inside, every detail has been carefully considered in line with a brief that champions comfortable cruising, attention to detail, and ‘a new vision of life at sea.’ She is styled in a stunning collection of mahogany, steel and glass, and can accommodate 12 guests over 6 cabins, with additional capacity for a crew of 9.

Sistership – Flybridge deck

“Riva M/Y ‘Fifty’ is the demonstration that we Italians know how to imagine and realise masterpieces like no one else in the world. And at this difficult time, my thanks goes to everyone whose skills and efforts have helped build this magnificent ship.” – said Ferretti Group (Riva’s parent company) CEO Alberto Galassi. – “Once upon a time, the expression ‘written on water’ was used to describe actions that have a fleeting impact. But what we have written on the water today in Ancona is another unforgettable and glorious page in Riva’s history. My recommendation for those in search of great emotions is to take a look at this new Riva and the breathtaking way she shines with style, legend and innovation, all thanks to the talent and expertise of the workers involved.”

Luxury yacht Hannah making waves in Caribbean and Bahamas charter market following new refit 

Westport motor yacht HANNAH (ex.VIA KASSABLANCA) is back on the water following an extensive refit that has brought her back to as-new condition, and she is now available for Caribbean & Bahamas luxury yacht charters as well as for those in the Florida region.



Built in 2003, her beautiful new interiors are the work of award-winning designer Destry Darr, and feature crisp white surroundings with stony-blue accents for an attractive urban apartment ambience. The main salon feels like a home away from home and is the perfect place to meet with extended family and old friends for birthday celebrations and holidays that will be fondly remembered by all. The forward kitchen/galley is an ideal place to start the day with the children, or play board games and do crafts at the large table, with a widescreen TV in the room for entertainment.

The raised pilothouse is a great place to sit and watch the changing views, or guests can head outside to enjoy the fresh air in the sunshine or shade. The main deck aft is the main place for the group to dine alfresco, however, more casual settings can be found on the foredeck and up on the flybridge, the latter also hosting a Jacuzzi and bar. After a wonderful multi-course meal prepared by the professional onboard chef, guests can rest in the sunshine in the Jacuzzi, cover it over to become a large sunbed, or use the sun pads fitted to the bow.

The choice selection of water toys is currently being updated, and two Waverunners, a paddleboard and inflatable and towable toys are known to be amongst the collection.

The accommodation sleeps a total of 8-9 guests over 4 en-suite cabins: 1 master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 double cabin and 1 twin cabin with a Pullman berth suited for a child. The 9th guest must be confirmed with the Owner/Captain beforehand.

Take your time exploring the Exumas or the Windward and Leeward islands this winter 2020/21 season in complete luxury and comfort with superyacht HANNAH. Find out more here.

Lavish Heesen superyacht MOSKITO ready for summer Mediterranean charters in 2021

Cruise from the Canary Islands right across the Mediterranean charter grounds this summer season with the beautiful new 55m/180.5ft luxury yacht MOSKITO from renowned shipyard Heesen.

Motor yacht MOSKITO - rendering

Motor yacht MOSKITO – rendering

Sold in late 2020 when she was known as PROJECT 19225 and then as POLLUX, M/Y MOSKITO is a combination of performance and beauty, sporting a pristine white hull and superstructure, and capable of cruising for up to 4,500 nautical miles. Her crisp and contemporary interiors were styled by the renowned Bannenberg Rowel Design, with amenities adjoining the beach club including a steam room and sauna.

Pale wooden panelling creates a warm and inviting modern interior, where sophistication can be found in subtle design elements such as the herringbone pattern in the flooring and fabrics. Two large and light-filled salons make the perfect place to unwind and entertain day or night, the latter also furnished with a wet bar for the perfect accompaniment to meals alfresco on the upper deck aft, served by the professional crew of 13.

Sky lounge - rendering

Sky lounge – rendering

Guests who want to spend as much time outdoors as possible taking in the scenery and fresh air of the Croatian Coast, Greece charter grounds or the glittering city lights of the French Riviera will find that their every comfort has been provided for. Not only is the beach club the perfect place to rest next to the water, but the three decks above also offer an abundance of seating in the sunshine or shade. The sundeck is certainly for sun worshippers and has a large tempting Jacuzzi surrounded by forward-placed sunpads; the ideal place to rest after a large meal or a long and satisfying tour around some of the Mediterranean‘s best boutiques and cultural attractions.

Superyacht MOSKITO comes with an extensive supply of water toys for the bays around such destinations as Corsica, Sardinia and the sensational La Maddalena Archipelago, and the collection includes:

  • 2 x jet skis
  • 2 x Seabob F5s
  • 1 x inflatable catamaran sailboat
  • 1 x inflatable 2-seater kayak
  • 2 x inflatable paddleboards
  • 1 x wakeboard
  • 1 x wake surf
  • water skis (adult and child sets)
  • snorkelling equipment, and
  • inflatable and towable toys

Guests can also get a workout in the gym attached to the beach club, and there are two GO bikes for getting about on land.

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms, 1 double cabin and 2 twin cabins which are convertible to doubles. The Master Suite on the main deck is a truly tranquil retreat, offering an area of 82m2/882.6ft2 for lounging and entertaining.

Guest accommodation - rendering

Guest accommodation – rendering

Secure luxury yacht MOSKITO for your own luxury yacht charter this summer and roam as far as you like with sensational amenities and water toys within your reach.

53m SUNRISE renamed motor yacht FRIENDSHIP and available for charter in the Mediterranean

Luxury motor yacht SUNRISE from renowned Dutch shipyard, Oceanco, has been renamed FRIENDSHIP and is available now for charter in the beautiful Mediterranean. First launched in 2000 and with her last refit in 2015, she is a sleek and elegant 53m yacht with exterior design from The A Group, and interior also from The A Group in partnership with JP – Fantini Design.

53m motor yacht FRIENDSHIP


Guests will have a huge range of outdoor spaces to enjoy, with two spacious aft decks, large flybridge sundeck, and foredeck. Both the flybridge deck and foredeck boast circular jacuzzis, and each is in an excellent position for enjoying the incredible sights of the Mediterranean. All decks feature a variety of couches, chairs and loungers, as well as a sundeck dining table for enjoying al fresco meals together. The main aft deck looks over the sizeable swimming platform, where guests can enjoy a dip in the ocean as well as convenient access to the large selection of water toys, which include:

  • Underwater Scooters
  • Jet skis
  • Water skis
  • Children’s towable toys
  • Water trampoline
  • Paddle Boards
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Light fishing gear
  • … and more!

Premier Saloon


Inside, this luxury vessel features beautiful interior décor, with a combination of warm neutrals and plush furniture providing a lovely, inviting atmosphere. There are multiple seating areas to choose from, as well as a beautiful, large glass table providing the formal dining area of the yacht. There is also a children’s zone, complete with a TV, kid’s books and toys – perfect for entertaining the little ones on family vacations.

Master suite with incredible views


Accommodation is for 12 guests over 6 cabins, including a fabulous Master suite as well as 3 queen cabins and 2 twins. The Master suite is positioned forward and enjoys 180° views over the bow and foredeck. It also boasts an office area, dressing area, and en suite with spa tub. There is a professional and dedicated crew of 13 on board, to ensure guests have a unforgettable time on their Mediterranean charter holiday.



Compact modern luxury yacht IT’S MAGIC for charter in Greece

For groups of six, 20m/65.7ft luxury yacht IT’S MAGIC offers a comfortable and modern retreat while exploring Greece, one of the most desirable destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds.

motor yacht IT'S MAGIC

motor yacht IT’S MAGIC

Built in 2017, M/Y IT’S MAGIC is the perfect size for extended family or friends to roam the islands and discover ancient ruins, pristine beaches and serene anchorages where the water is warm and crystal clear.

Along for the journey is an expert crew of 2 to provide everything you need throughout your holiday, and a collection of water toys to get up close to the beautiful white cliffs of the Ionian Islands or the colourful beaches amongst the Dodecanese and Cyclades. The collection includes:

  • 1 x kayak
  • 1 x stand-up paddleboard
  • water skis, and
  • an inflatable toy
Aft deck seating area

Aft deck seating area

When you’re not out and about, the comfortable contemporary interiors provide an air-conditioned place to socialise, or the group and unwind outdoors in the sunshine or shade: Sunbathe on the swim platform or foredeck, or savour a meal at sundown on the main deck aft or the flybridge.

Interior seating area

Interior seating area

There is room for up to 12 guests onboard while dockside and the accommodation sleeps a total of 6 guests in 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom and 1 twin cabin convertible to a double.


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