Superyacht Al Waab II launched – world’s longest steel and aluminium luxury yacht under 500 GT

Turkish shipyard Alia Yachts has successfully launched the 55m/180.5ft luxury yacht AL WAAB II, the world’s longest steel and aluminium luxury yacht under 500 GT.

AL WAAB II yacht on water © Alia Yachts

She is the first superyacht to be launched with the new 2,000-tonne capacity ship lift at the Antalya Free Zone as part of its investment into yacht building infrastructure.

AL WAAB II leaving shed © Alia Yachts

The Owner of the motor yacht AL WAAB II wanted to use his yacht as a ‘home on the sea’ for his family, and this principle was the key influence on the entire design. The accommodation sleeps up to 12 guests across 6 en-suite cabins, including a spectacular split-level master suite on the upper deck. Guests onboard have an abundance of outdoor space to connect with the environment, and there is a spacious beach club.

Motor yacht AL WAAB II © Alia Yachts

Vripack provided the design and engineering for the build, which was completed in only two years despite the setbacks created by the pandemic.

aft decks © Alia Yachts

Following outfitting, M/Y AL WAAB II will complete her sea trials and then make her public debut in late September 2021.

Last Availability for popular 29m charter yacht MEMORIES TOO in Greece

Grab the last available August week and explore Greece aboard the 30m Azimut luxury yacht MEMORIES TOO now offered at a very special rate. Delivered in 2019, she has naval architecture by Stefano Righini and interior styling from Achille Salvagni Architetti. Five cabins accommodate 12 charter guests, all looked after by the professional crew of 6.

Memories Too charter yacht

The yacht has elegant and bespoke décor, using sea blue fabrics and neutral interior panels. The open plan salon is surrounded by large picture windows, letting in plenty of natural light while framing the stunning views. Forward to the lounge is the formal dining area. The main deck also offers a full-beam master, while below decks are 2 double and 2 twin suites.

Aft deck seating area

Delicious dishes prepared by your personal chef

M/Y MEMORIES TOO features great outdoor living. Her aft deck has shade, alfresco dining, access to the extended swim platform and salon. Head forward to the bow and enjoy the sunshine, or kick back at a more casual alfresco option. The sundeck is well-appointed and offers a further dining option, bar and ample sunning.

Water Toys


Bespoke interior décor
On deck master cabin
Extended swim platform
3 alfresco dining options
Planing hull design
Zero speed stabilizers




ISA Yachts launches 65-metre luxury yacht Resilience

ISA Yachts, part of Palumbo Superyachts, has launched luxury yacht RESILIENCE, its Classic 65m model.


M/Y RESILIENCE is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure to a timeless design by Enrico Gobbi of Team 4 Design, who was also responsible for the interiors. The furnishings are designed to give a clean modern line that is in harmony with the exterior spaces.

RESILIENCE yacht launched in Italy © ISA Yachts

Although the model is called a ‘Classic’, ISA Yachts has created a yacht that is anything but old-fashioned and more fit to stand the test of time: Her desirable amenities include two swimming pools (one of which has a counter-current system), a massage room with sea view, Hammam, gym and alfresco cinema. Two tenders and two jet skis will ensure that guests can make quick time to the shore and enjoy an adrenaline rush with the water toys.

aerial view of RESILIENCE yacht

The 1,400 GT vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins and a seventh convertible cabin, with the full-beam Owner’s suite situated on the main deck forward. All guests are looked after by a professional crew of 16.

Twin MTU 12V 4000 M63 engines will power her through the water, granting an extensive cruising range of 5,500 nautical miles at 11 knots.

65.5m/214.9ft superyacht RESILIENCE will make her public debut this year at the Monaco Yacht Show, which will run from the 22nd to the 25th of September.

79m Superyacht MIMTEE offering 10% discount in Western Mediterranean

There is still time this summer to cruise the West Mediterranean in pure luxury aboard the 79m CRN Ancona superyacht MIMTEE, now offering the remaining weeks from August 12th with a 10% discount. Launched in 2018, the interior styling is by Studio Laura Sessa, her naval architecture was completed in house. The yacht features a master stateroom, 4 VIP suites and a double cabin, as well as an additional 5 cabins for guest staff if required.

Luxury yacht MIMTEE

Her interior décor is spacious and light, with fabulous social gathering areas, seating and a contemporary finish. Her large salon offers ample areas to relax and unwind, while the sky lounge boasts a lounge and formal dining aft. There is an owners deck dedicated to the master with a private balcony and stunning views. 2 VIPs are on the upper deck, while the remaining cabins are laid over the main and lower level.

Pool with sunbathing area

M/Y MIMTEE has excellent outdoor living, from her main deck, to the upper deck. The spaces include plenty of lounging on the main deck, sunning on the foredeck, dining alfresco on the upper deck and making the most of the sundeck where charter guests can soak up the sun, take a dip in the pool, top up their fitness routine in the gym, and dine under the stars.

Master suite


Versatile spacious interior living
Beautiful décor
24 dedicated crew
Ample exterior living
Private owners deck
Masseuse on board
Water toys galore

Royal Huisman launches eagerly anticipated luxury yacht Phi

Netherlands shipyard Royal Huisman has successfully launched the 58.5m/192ft superyacht PHI from its facilities in Vollenhove.

Royal Huisman project 403 sailing yacht PHI – photo Tom van Oossanen

The fine hull lines of luxury yacht PHI make her a highly fuel-efficient vessel when combined with her low profile, which is considered a challenging prospect for both engineering and construction. For this reason alone, the experience that the Royal Huisman shipyard has accumulated over the years in creating award-winning sailing superyachts has been indispensable ensuring the build proceeded smoothly.

Royal Huisman yacht PHI – photo Tom van Oossanen

Critically acclaimed yacht designer Cor D. Rover shaped M/Y PHI both inside and out, having many in-depth conversations with the Owner over a period of years and applying the ‘Golden Ratio’ for natural proportions.

Royal Huisman project 403 PHI getting read for launch – photo Tom van Oossanen

Based on current classification rules, M/Y PHI is the longest motor yacht with a volume under 500 GT. The naval architecture comes from Van Oossanen Naval Architects, while the as-yet to be revealed interiors are by London-based design studio Lawson Robb. The decks have three distinct themes: Galaxy, the surface and the underwater world.

Royal Huisman project 403 PHI leaving shed – photo Tom van Oossanen

The accommodation sleeps a total of 12 guests and a crew of 11, and there is a speed of approximately 22 knots for making good time while cruising popular charter grounds.

M/Y PHI will be delivered later in 2021 and will be accompanied by a 36m/118ft shadow vessel from the same designers and constructed at Alia Yachts.

In video: Life on board luxury sailing yacht Navilux

A new video has been released showcasing life onboard the elegant luxury charter yacht NAVILUX, currently sailing in the magnificent Croatia charter grounds.

Luxury superyacht Navilux available for charter in Croatia


This custom 37.3m/122.5ft sailing yacht has truly secured her reputation with guests on board, who have been wowed by the attentive crew, cuisine and wonderful little luxuries such as the Jacuzzi on the foredeck, flybridge sunbeds and a wonderful selection of water toys to explore the crystal clear seas:

“…We could not have been happier with the boat, the crew and the location. The crew could not do enough for us. It was an absolute privilege to have such a week like we did. Everything was perfect and we had so much fun. The food was incredible too and everything we requested. Please pass on our thanks again to our captain and our crew…We enjoyed the week so much we are talking about the next one. Thanks for all your amazing efforts.”

Charter guests aboard NAVILUX / Croatia / August

The accommodation is designed for up to 12 guests over 6 en-suite cabins, providing the perfect layout for extended families or couples looking to catch up over the summer months.

Beautiful aft deck with amazing views of the Croatian nature

View more of sailing yacht NAVILUX and the stunning Croatian charter grounds – the perfect combination for a laidback lifestyle savouring the culture, cuisine and natural wonders of this Adriatic destination.



Heesen superyacht ELA heads to the Western Mediterranean following delivery

Heesen luxury yacht ELA, known during construction as PROJECT ALTEA and HULL YN 19550, has been delivered to her Owners and is now cruising in the Western Mediterranean.

Broeklaluxury yacht ELA on seatrials © Ruben Griffioennden

As the second model in the sub-500 GT Nova Plus class from Heesen, M/Y ELA measures 49.8m/163.4ft and is constructed with an aluminium fast-displacement hull for a shallow draft of 2.15m/7ft along with excellent comfort and manoeuvrability. Exterior styling comes from Omega Architects while Heesen and Van Oossanen Naval Architects took charge of the naval architecture.

yacht ELA © Dick Holthuis

There was a period of only three months between purchase by the Owners and delivery, and they worked closely with interior designer Cristiano Gatto and the Heesen team to personalise the spaces to suit their needs.

One of the notable engineering feats is the peak-shaving battery system, which is the first to be installed aboard a Heesen yacht. This technology comes with myriad benefits for more efficient and sustainable cruising, including the seamless storage of energy when excess is generated, to be used later so that reliance on additional generators is mitigated. As a result, she is one of the most efficient yachts of her type ever built in the Netherlands.

luxury yacht ELA on seatrials © Ruben Griffioen

A pair of MTU 2000 M72 V12 engines give her a top speed of 19.5 knots and a transatlantic cruising range of 3,750 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Guests are accommodated across 6 en-suite cabins, which include 1 Master suite on the main deck, and 1 full-beam VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins and 2 twin cabins on the lower deck to sleep a total of 12 pax.

Superyacht ELA is primarily intended for private cruising, however, she will be available for charter to select clientele.

Charter sailing yacht AORI to Italy’s best hot spots

Wally Yachtssailing yacht AORI is available for charter in Italy, one of the favourite destinations for culture in the Western Mediterranean.

Sailing yacht AORI

This 24m/78.8ft sailing yacht was last refitted in 2020 and has a beautiful neutral interior with vibrant pops of colour to create an appealing environment for family gatherings and adventures with friends. The interiors are designed for comfort and have the latest technology to entertain in the evenings and during a cruise. However, once you arrive at your anchorage in Sorrento or on the island of Capri, dine alfresco in the gentle breeze and marvel at the beauty of the Amalfi Coast at sunset.

Enjoying a delicious breakfast on board

Spend the mornings exploring the history of Naples and Pompeii, then relax back on board sunbathing on the bow. The Tuscan Archipelago is another fantastic place to explore at your leisure, with numerous beaches off the main tourist trails for you to have complete tranquillity and privacy for meals, games and sunbathing.

Cinema under the starry sky

The accommodation sleeps up to 6 guests across 3 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite and 2 twin cabins. There is an expert crew of 3 onboard to provide fast and efficient service to all guests throughout the charter.

welcoming modern interiors

Find out more about sailing yacht AORI and view an example Italy yacht charter itinerary to gain inspiration for your own incredible adventure.

Monaco Yacht Show returns for 30th edition in September 2021

The Monaco Yacht Show will return this September 2021 to celebrate its 30th anniversary after its postponement in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The show will be held from 22nd to 25th of September. 

Monaco Yacht Show

This year’s show will use a new format that allows for greater social distancing, protecting both exhibitors and attendees: The ‘Discover’ badge will be allocated to yacht charterers and buyers, the ‘Advise’ badge to consultants and the ‘Connect’ badge to media. On the first day, the dockside area will be dedicated to Discover and Advise badge holders, allowing potential owners and charterers the chance to talk exclusively with shipyards, designers and brokers separate from the bustle of the events and entertainments taking place throughout the rest of the event.

Yacht KISMET by Lurssen Yachts – From Above

More than 300 exhibitors and 60 superyachts are currently confirmed for the Monaco Yacht Show, including some exceptional charter yachts launched in 2021 making their public debut. 

See the largest yachts above 50m at the MYS 2021:

VIVA 94m
SKAT 71m
BENETTI FB274 65.5m
MAJESTY 175 56.4m
C Baglietto 54.6m
DB9 52.63m

Heesen motor yacht MOSKITO

Other charter yachts and privately owned luxury yachts will also be on display, along with models from various shipyards from across the world.

The Monaco Yacht Show is due to take place on the 22nd-25th September with tickets on sale now.




Luxury yacht OCEAN SIX is new to charter in the Western Mediterranean

See the sights of the Western Mediterranean charter grounds in style and safety this summer aboard the 26.7m/87.7ft Sanlorenzo luxury yacht OCEAN SIX, launched in 2020.

Motor yacht OCEAN SIX – © Federico Cedrone

Make it your choice whether you seek out the cultural highlights of Cannes, Nice and Naples, or spend your days away from the world, soaking up the sunshine and savouring the untouched natural scenery around Corsica or the Iles d’Hyeres along the French Riviera

However you fill your itinerary, M/Y OCEAN SIX is ready to take you to your destination in comfort and style, providing a refined modern interior where the sunlight pours in, and guests will feel as much at home celebrating a special event as spending quality time simply lounging around with family and friends. The neutral interior palette is complemented by natural textures, while the latest technology is concealed within.

aft deck

When you want to feel the sun and the summer breeze on your skin, there are plenty of alfresco dining and lounging areas to choose from, and sun loungers line the flybridge stern while the deep swim platform lets the group unwind close to the water’s edge.

There is an excellent collection of water toys at guests’ disposal, perfect for exploring along with such places as the Amalfi Coast or La Maddalena Archipelago between Corsica and Sardinia. The selection includes:

1 x Seadoo jet ski
2 x Seabob F5S
2 x inflatable stand-up paddleboards, and
snorkelling equipment


There is room onboard for up to 12 guests while cruising, and the overnight accommodation sleeps a total of 9 guests across 4 en-suite cabins: 1 Master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 1 triple cabin and 1 convertible cabin with two berths.

The professional crew of 3 will ensure that all guests are well taken care of throughout their time onboard.

View more of luxury charter yacht OCEAN SIX and plan your Western Mediterranean escape today.

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