Azimut named World’s Leading Yacht Manufacturer

Azimut has taken first place in the Global Order Book 2016 – which ranks the top 20 manufacturers of mega yachts. This is the 16th year that Azimut has been named the world’s leading yacht manufacturer, while beating the rest of the important industry players from Italy, Germany, Britain and America. [Read more…]

The Admiral X-Force 145 Yacht Will Sail For Over $1 Billion

Two pools, two movie theaters, two helipads, a garage and much more is packed under the roof of the Admiral X Force 145. This is not some mega-mansion on our Terra firma but it is a superyacht waiting to shape up to sail around. Designed to carry the title of ‘the palace on sail’, the Admiral X Force 145 elevates the bar of opulence with ease on the turbulent blue waters. [Read more…]

Ferretti Custom Line 108 Coming in 2015

The 108’1” (32.95-meter) megayacht, with a beam of 23’9” (7.25 meters), has accommodations for an owner’s party of 10. These naturally include a main-deck master stateroom, further being full beam. The Custom Line 108 provides all guests with bigger ports than on the 100, in keeping with current trends of bringing more natural light inside. Whether buyers plan casual family cruising or frequent formal entertaining, they have some finishes, woods, stones, furnishings, and more to choose from that aren’t offered on other Custom Line models, nor any other Ferretti Group model for that matter. Ferretti Group’s Centro Stile, its in-house design department, wanted the Custom Line 108 to stand apart. As a result, all furniture in relaxation areas will be lit from beneath. Further backlighting will be featured with the panel you see forward in the saloon-dining area in the rendering below. That panel continues up overhead, as will the lighting. Speaking of lighting, the Custom Line 108 will only employ LEDs, for both practical and aesthetic reasons.

The aesthetic choices made by the owner of hull number one include dark-stained oak wall panels contrasting with lighter wood soles. The yacht will additionally have liberal use of marble in all the en suite baths. Hull number two of the Custom Line 108 series has also been sold, though details on the decor choices haven’t been revealed. Regardless, both buyers, and subsequent clients, will benefit from two features first found aboard the Custom Line Navetta 28. These are the Dual Mode Transom and the Videoworks One Touch Infotainment System (VOTIS, for short). The Dual Mode Transom permits the transom door to open either up or down. Inside is both a tender garage and a beach club. The garage lets the primary tender float in and out, thanks to a submersible section. There’s still room for a PWC adjacent to the tender, too. As for VOTIS, it allows one device, such as an iPad, to control the TV, music, and more from any area onboard. If the owners of each Custom Line 108 so wish, VOTIS can be set up to display images from the CCTV system on TVs in the staterooms. It can further incorporate additional devices in subsequent years and send data to Ferretti Yachts’ shipyard.

Other highlights of the Custom Line 108 include sunning space on the main aft deck that can convert to a forward- or aft-facing lounge; a full-height window to starboard in the saloon that can instead be a sliding door; and a fold-down balcony off that same side. Furthermore, a bar is situated aft in the saloon, and a bimini can extend shade aft of the hardtop on the flying bridge. The captain and four crewmembers will appreciate that the engine room benefits in the beam due to the Dual Mode Transom (below). The twin MTUs in the engine room should permit the Custom Line 108 to top out at 26 knots and cruise at 23. Ferretti expects most efficient cruise at 12 knots, which should permit a 1,000-nautical-mile range. Even at faster speeds, harbor and island hopping shouldn’t be a problem. The range at 26 knots should be 350 nautical miles, and at 23 knots it should be 430 nautical miles.

The Ferretti Custom Line 108 should appear at the fall boat shows next year in Europe. If past practices are any indication, expect the first 108 outfitted for the American market to come stateside in 2016.

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Ferretti Custom Line 108 Coming in 2015

Pastrovich Teases Us With New X-Alien Yacht Concept

Pastrovich has recently unveiled their newest luxury yacht concept, the X-Alien, by releasing a video and two images of the cool design. With only a few sparse details available, the vessel will be able to stretch from 48 to 80 meters (around 157 to 262 feet) and will feature a very minimal [Read more…]

The Arya Concept Yacht Stresses the Importance of Aerodynamics

This new luxury yacht concept is called the Arya Boat and was designed by Marco Schembri with aerodynamics in mind. “Most often than not, when designing a boat, we underestimate the importance of the impact of both water and air,” says Schembri, which [Read more…]

Princess Yachts Unveils the Sleek and Speedy Princess 30M

Princess Yachts has unveiled the newest edition to their M Class fleet, the Princess 30M. While certainly the smallest, the 30M’s sleek, bold design makes the nearly 100-foot luxury yacht feel incredibly spacious. [Read more…]

Nauta Yachts 165m superyacht design revealed

Nauta Yachts is known for having designed the world’s largest superyacht Azzam. The 180-metre superyacht Azzam might soon have a sibling after its exterior designer released concept renderings of a 165-metre suepryacht. [Read more…]

Aeronautiq’s 55m superyacht design concept

Believe it or not, the most interesting thing about this concept from Austrian design firm Aeronautiq isn’t its extraordinary amount of glazing, axe bow or offset superstructure. [Read more…]

The Monaco Yacht Show

24th Monaco Yacht Show From Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 September 2014

(10 am – 6.30 pm) [Read more…]

Largest Yacht Ever Built in China is Officially Off the Market

Earlier in the month Pride Mega Yachts announced the sale of their massive vessel, Illusion, which is almost 300 feet long. While the company didn’t make any mention of who bought it and for how much, the delivery date is for 2015 and they affirmed that Illusion is the “largest yacht [Read more…]