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.

Benetti reveals luxury yacht IRYNA: first 50m B.Now model

Italian shipyard Benetti has announced its first 50M B.NOW model, the luxury yacht IRYNA.

50m Benetti B.NOW motor yacht IRYNA  – Photo © Benetti 

The exterior styling and concept for the B.NOW series come from British design studio RWD while the interior styling comes from Salvagni Architetti and naval architecture by the shipyard.

Notable features include a beach club of 36m2/387.5ft2 with a fold-down terrace to starboard, and an infinity pool on the main deck. This is a multiple choice for sunbathing areas across the decks, and the interiors offer two large and elegant lounges for laid-back living and sophisticated parties.

The accommodation sleeps a total of 10 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 full-beam Master suite on the main deck and 4 further guest cabins on the lower deck. On-hand will be a professional crew of 10 to ensure that all guests receive first-class service throughout their stay.

The twin MAN engines grant a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 13.5 knots, plus an extensive cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles.

Built on the successful Oasis platform, other models in the series include the B.NOW 58M, 66M and 72M with customisable interiors for future Owners.

Luxury yacht Takara One now available for Turkey yacht charters

The Turkish Riviera and the warmth of the Eastern Mediterranean charter grounds awaits, with the 38m/124.6ft luxury yacht TAKARA ONE to take you around Turkey in style.

Motor yacht TAKARA ONE profile

Last refitted in 2020, the interiors are in excellent condition and have a beautiful colour scheme that contrasts the best of warm retro colours with cool blues and whites in a modern silhouette. Both the main salon and skylounge have bars to accompany the entertainment systems and plush sofa seating ready to accommodate the whole group. Doors to the side and aft of the main salon allow for a more alfresco living experience, and when you want to admire the Lycian Tombs or the beautiful beaches and coastal towns around Marmaris, the fold-down terrace is the perfect place to take in the views.

aft deck

The outdoor areas offer dining, lounging and sunbathing facilities in abundance: Watch the sunset as you dine on the sundeck, or hold a New Year’s celebration and watch the fireworks from the comfort of the upper deck sofa/sunbeds. Rest weary muscles in the foredeck Jacuzzi, and nap on the sunbeds in the sunshine or under the stars.

Foredeck and Jacuzzi

There is a great collection of water toys for exploring the reefs around Fethiye and relaxing in the warm sunshine floating on the crystal clear seas. The collection includes:

2 x Seabobs
2 x kayaks
an Aquaglide trampoline
snorkelling equipment
Scuba diving equipment, and
inflatable toys

There is also a large selection of gym weights on board for maintaining a fitness regime and wearing off excess energy before bedtime.


The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests over 5 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 2 VIP staterooms and 2 twin cabins that both have a Pullman berth suitable for a child. Throughout the charter a professional crew of 7 will see to all of your needs.

Luxury accommodation

Choose luxury yacht TAKARA ONE for an unforgettable winter charter along the Turquoise Coast this winter, and savour Eastern delights for an unforgettable festive season.

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