Perini Navi 75m Heritage

Perini Navi 75m Heritage

The 75m Heritage by Perini Navi features design by Zuccon International Project and naval architecture by Philippe Briand.

I love designs with a low and sleek profile like this 75m design of the HERITAGE-series. The yacht features large open spaces aft and forward. The bow area has a beautiful flush-deck design, while the aft area features a pool, surrounded by sunbeds and stairs that lead to the beach club with gym and seatings inside. Fold-out platforms open the view over the sea.

The tender storage is forward and houses a bigger boat, a RIB, and a crew tender.

The full-beam owner’s suite contains the bedroom, office, his & her bathroom, and a walk-in closet. Next to the owner’s area are two double guest cabins, while four more guest cabins are on the lower deck. Furthermore, the lower deck accommodates a crew of 24 people with galley, mess, and crew gym. The captain’s cabin is next to the wheelhouse.

Perini Navi 75m Heritage Interior Design

Baltic 68 Cafe Racer

Greener Sailing: Baltic 68 Café Racer

Created as daysailer and weekender - the Baltic 68 Café Racer

The Baltic 68 Café Racer appears with an excellent progressive and aggressive design. Moreover, not only the design is progressive, but also the choice of materials. Baltic Yachts will use natural materials like flax, which can be very interesting. Some weeks ago, I sailed the small daysailer Flax 27 by Greenboats from Bremen, Germany. Alongside the exceptional performance of the boat, it is also the design with visible flax fibers (the “counterpart” of visible carbon fiber). Javier Jaudenes designed the 20m sailing yacht. He draw also the lines of the Baltic 108 WINWIN.

Onboard energy

A 30 kW electric engine supports port manouvers and during low wind trips. To recharge the lithium battery, the yacht uses solar cells and a hydrodynamic generator. Furthermore, a microturbine serves as a range extender that can run on hydrogen.

Baltic Yachts focuses also on the power consumption of the board systems:

“Our system mixes re-circulated, less humid air with fresh air to reduce the amount of power needed to maintain the desired onboard ‘climate’. UV filters ensure the air is bacteria-free and solar panels can power the system in eco mode with no draw from the battery bank.”

Interior

Main Specifications of the Baltic 68 Café Racer

Length Overall

20.18

METERS


Length Waterline

19.23

METERS


Draft

4.00

METERS


Beam

5.56

METERS


Deck Layout and General Arrangement

Baltic 68 Cafe Racer

Dynamiq GTT 160

Dynamiq GTT 160

Known for designs far away from beaten paths, the Monaco-based yacht brand Dynamiq presents the new Dynamiq GTT 160 with helipad.

Alongside the remarkable designs, another feature of Dynamiq Yachts is their configurator with price transparency directly online without contact a salesperson to get the first information and possible options. The price of the Dynamiq GTT 160 starts at €19,900,00 – my configured version ended at €24,354,142 (almost full) without VAT and custom works.

The standard configuration is powered by two straight six-cylinder MAN i6-730 (537 kW each) that support a maximum speed of 17 knots and a transatlantic range of 2,700 nautical miles at 14 knots. With the economical speed of 10 knots, the range is 4,000 nm. If you wish a top speed of 23 knots, you can choose MAN V12-1800 engines. In case you want excellent comfort, the yacht is available with hybrid propulsion and electric-only mode to sneak on short distances.

The exterior design has been created in-house by Sergei Dobroserdov, who is also the founder and CEO of Dynamiq Yachts. Van Oossanen did the naval architecture. The Hullvane foil (developed by Van Oossanen) is available as an option to enhance fuel efficiency.

The forward area is the garage for a 21-feet Castoldi Jet Tender and a helipad for helicopters of a weight up to 3,000 kg.

The interior of the Dynamiq GTT 160 can be equipped with excellent luxury goods by Minotti, Meissen porcelain, and Accessosois by Bottega Veneta or Sabrina Monte Carlo.

Sergei Dobroserdov explains the idea behind the Dynamiq GTT 160

“The idea was to create the most attractive proposal for a superyacht of just under 50 meters. There are so many 50-meter yachts below 500GT available, but they all look very similar with pretty much the same functionality. We asked ourselves, ‘What can we bring to the market that makes more sense for our clients?’ The answer was to focus on modern owners’ priorities and leave the less important things aside. So we decided to design the GTT 160 with the accent on the key factors: well-being, efficiency, and price. In terms of naval architecture, we selected a slender hull with a long waterline that is much more efficient and comfortable than a short, wide one. So rather than maximizing the interior volume, we analyzed everything an owner wants or needs in terms of general arrangement and features. We then arrived at a concept that provides the motion comfort of a 55-meter yacht with a conventional flared bow.”

Main Specifications of Dynamiq GTT 160

Length Overall

49.50

METERS


Beam

8.70

METERS


Draft

2.00

METERS


Top Speed

17

KNOTS



Vita 78 Valerio Rivellini Yacht Design

VITA 78 // Valerio Rivellini

Even 70m and above yachts can look futuristic - here the Vita 78 by Italian yacht designer Valerio Rivellini.

Alongside the eye-catching superstructure, another feature is the large open stern area. One pool can be found on the main deck aft and on the upper deck. The bow has a touch-and-go-helipad.

If you like those futuristic designs, the Wally Power 165 could be interesting for you.


Hide Anna Borla Yacht Design

HIDE // Anna Borla

Something completely different: The 50m yacht design HIDE by Anna Borla.

HIDE was designed for the Rossinavi Design Challenge. The exterior design is entirely different to any other concept. The sizeable open foredeck offers more outdoor privacy when the yacht is moored with the stern in marinas. There is a large pool, surrounded by sunbeds and a dining table for up to eight people. It can be covered by a removable bimini to create a shaded area. With an eye on an eco-friendly yacht, Anna Borla has hybrid propulsion with large lithium batteries in mind, supported by solar cells on the roof of the wheelhouse.

The owner’s apartment contains the full-beam bedroom with balconies on each side, studio/library, lobby, and the bathroom. The guest accommodation for up to eight people is on the lower deck with two VIP and two twin guest cabins. Furthermore, a crew area for eight people in four cabins is in the forward area of the lower deck. The captain’s cabin is next to the wheelhouse.

The gym and beach club area at the stern is accessible through an electric hatch from the main deck.

Main Specifications of HIDE

Length Overall

49.90

METERS


Beam

10.00

METERS


Draft (keel up)

3.00

METERS



Pink Shadow Yacht Support Vessel PINK GIN

PINK SHADOW // Support Vessel for PINK GIN

With PINK SHADOW, Damen Shipyards comes with a smaller 46m yacht support vessel and the first one that supports a sailing yacht.

PINK SHADOW is the first unit of the 46m range of the Yacht Support Vessel line by Damen Shipyards – the mother company of the luxury yacht builder AMELS. PINK SHADOW is the support vessel of the 54m carbon-fiber sloop-rigged sailing yacht PINK GIN by Baltic Yachts. The vessel was launched as JOY RIDER in 2019.

The open aft deck with spacious 120 sqm is equipped with a 6.7-ton crane to move big and heavy tenders & toys that cannot be stored on the main yacht. The multifunctional open aft deck offers also room for big parties or touch and go helipad for helicopters up to 3,700 kg.

There is accommodation for six additional guests and a crew of seven. Furthermore, outdoor spaces on the bridge deck and a lounge on the main deck.

The top speed is 16.5 knots and has an operating range of 5,000 nautical miles. The vessel has a gross tonnage of 310 GT.

PINK SHADOW welcomes up to 200 party guests on the open aft deck. The vessel transports two 10m tenders to transport the guests, Land Rover Defender as onshore tender, storing parts of PINK GIN to reduce the weight for regattas, additional accommodation for guests and staff. Moreover, an observation platform to watch PINK GIN during races.

After the sale, PINK SHADOW got some modifications to meet the owner’s requirements like a new color scheme and an artwork on the bow.

PINK SHADOW when she was launched as JOY RIDER

Photos by Tom van Oossanen

Main Specifications of PINK SHADOW

Length Overall

45.00

METERS


Beam

8.20

METERS


Draft (keel up)

2.40

METERS


Sailing Yacht PINK GIN - the Mother Yacht


Odysseus Yacht Souhaib Rouissi

ODYSSEUS // Souhaib Rouissi

Souhaib Rouissi designed the 114m yacht design ODYSSEUS with Roman design features.

Designer Souhaib Rouissi used Romain design features for his 114m yacht ODYSSEUS. The beam of the boat is 22.30 meters. The bow design is a real eye-catcher – seen on Roman ships. The designer also used details like Roman pillars for the pool design. Furthermore, there are symbols like the design of the forward-facing touch-and-go helipad.


Explorer Yacht Conversion Design Anna Borla

67m Explorer Conversion // Anna Borla // Matteo Picchio

Together with Studio dell’architetto Matteo Picchio, Young Yacht Designer of Year finalist Anna Borla created a 67m Explorer Yacht Conversion.

The base for the conversion is the PSV 118 supply ship. The design team created an entirely new superstructure and also made some changes to the hull design above the waterline. The result is a modern looking explorer yacht with a generous open deck to welcome a helicopter and tenders.

The yacht accommodates up to 20 guests in six guest cabins and two VIP cabins on the upper deck. The guest area contains a gym, cinema, and a Jacuzzi room. Furthermore, the vessel has a private owner’s deck with a forward-facing bedroom, private salon, office, sky lounge, and terrace.

Explorer Yacht Conversion Design Anna Borla

The bridge deck contains a sky lounge and a dining room with a bar and conversion pit. Moreover, the captain’s area with cabin, watch cabin, and dinette is connected to the wheelhouse. The crew area is amidships on the lower deck has with 14 single cabins. The engine room is forward located.

Profile Changes in Detail

Explorer Yacht Conversion Anna Borla

Blue Ocean Damen Yacht Support

BLUE OCEAN // Damen Yacht Support Vessel

The 17th Damen Yacht Support vessel has been launched and christened BLUE OCEAN

BLUE OCEAN is the first unit of the Damen Yacht Support line with a big hangar to host a workshop, a dive operating center, et cetera. Speaking of diving, the aft area contains a 50 sqm dive center. The 240 sqm open deck welcomes big tenders of up to 15 meters, submarines, cars, a waterplane, or a helicopter (up to 3,700 kg). A 15-ton crane with a reach of 10 meters helps to move the loads. Furthermore, an A-frame crane is also possible.

The gross tonnage of the 55.5m vessel is below 500 GT and has a low draft of 3 meters. The range of BLUE OCEAN is 5,000 nautical miles at ten knots.

The yacht support vessel also offers further guest cabins for up to eight guests. Moreover, the ship accommodates additional staff and the vessel’s crew (eleven in total).

The vessel is available from Summer 2020.

Photos by Tom van Oossanen

Main Specifications of BLUE OCEAN

Length Overall

55.50

METERS


Beam

9.25

METERS


Draft

3.00

METERS


Top Speed

20

KNOTS



100m Yacht Design Optimus Hartform Design

100m OPTIMUS // Hartform Yacht Design

The 100m yacht design OPTIMUS is a creation by the Dutch studio Hartform Yacht Design.

Dutch yacht designer Barry Hartman Kok is an autodidact in design and worked for renowned companies like Feadship and Sinot Yacht Architecture. Moreover, he has a background in product design for non-yacht related brands like Philipps, KLM, etc.

OPTIMUS comes up with six decks very smooth lines, especially at the stern where the lines appear like a wave. Talking about the stern, there is a 14m infinity pool. A Jacuzzi can be found on the sundeck, surrounded by sunbeds. The forward area features a fire pit with a C-shaped lounge sofa.

The interior accommodates up to 16 guests in four VIP cabins and four guest cabins—moreover, a crew of up to 32 people. The persona of the owner is someone who combines enjoying yachting also with business partners.

Main Specifications of OPTIMUS

Length Overall

103.50

METERS


Beam

14.00

METERS



Head-up Display Yacht Ship

Head-up Display for I-Bridge on M/Y ATTILA

User Experience Engineering on the bridge: Team Italia developed a head-up display for its I-Bridge system on Sanlorenzo's 64m ATTILA.

The 55′ head-up display shows the route, waypoints, AIS, and Automatic Radar Plotting Aid targets. Moreover, other useful information to navigate with focus steering the yacht. Very useful in sea lanes with high traffic or narrow waterways. The shown system has been installed on Sanlorenzo’s 64m yacht ATTILA.

Not good to see in the photo: The head-up display in front of the middle window

Motor Yacht ATTILA by Sanlorenzo


Gravity Yacht Luca Vallebona

GRAVITY // Luca Vallebona

Italian architect and yacht design Luca Vallebona unveiled his 62m yacht design GRAVITY

GRAVITY is a full-aluminum motor yacht with asymmetrical design features, as seen on Luca Vallebona’s previous design TLV62 for the Italien shipyard Tankoa Yachts. The exterior design of GRAVITY appears sleek, sporty, yet elegant. The arrow-shaped line from the beginning of the wheelhouse to the sundeck and down to the main deck is a great eye-catcher.

The bow area has a touch-and-go-helipad and houses the tender garage. It is big enough to host an 8.5m tender alongside a 6m boat—furthermore, a 4.20m rescue tender and four jet skis.

The owner’s cabin features a maximum of privacy. The crew has a separate way and separate access to the owners’ private area. The style of the interior design is described with a dualism between vertical and horizontal lines. The galley has large windows that guests can see how the crew is preparing the food.

Interestingly, according to the press release, the crew mess is on the main deck forward instead of the lower deck. But there are eight crew cabins and six guest cabins.

The yacht’s propulsion is composed of two Caterpillar 3512 that meet IMO III requirements. GRAVITY’s cruising speed is 14 knots, and the maximum speed is 16 knots. The operating range is 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Main Specifications of GRAVITY

Length Overall

61.50

METERS


Beam

11.20

METERS


Draft

3.20

METERS


Range @ 12 Knots

4.500

NAUTICAL MILES



ISA GT 45 Yacht

ISA GT 45 // Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design

ISA Yachts sold the second unit of the ISA GT 45.

The ISA GT 45 is a creation by the Italian studio Enrico Gobbi – Team for Design (exterior) and Luca Dini (interior).
Palumbo Superyachts did the naval architecture. The 45m yacht will be delivered in 2021 to her European owner and has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure.

The owner has a full-beam cabin with a private balcony and direct access to the bow area. The ISA GT 45 welcomes eight additionally guests in four cabins on the
lower deck. Moreover, the crew quarter accommodates up to seven crew members. The aft area houses one of the biggest pools in the yacht’s class.

The main deck features large glass surfaces so that the guests can enjoy great views from dining or the salon.

The operating range is 3,500 nautical miles at twelve knots.

Interior Renderings of the ISA GT 45

Luca Dini is responsible for the interior design of the 45m yacht. He comments:

“The first encounter with the owner of this ISA GT45m was dazzling: an enlightened, forward-looking, open-minded entrepreneur. Sea, natural light and fresh air had to be centre stage alongside with his profound love for technical and functional things, simple materials, cars, speed, primary colours. So, we chose to modulate the use of materials and glare, as if we were selecting appropriate key words for creative writing.”


Meraki Yacht Vitters

MERAKI // 50m Classic Ketch // Vitters

Vitters launched the 50m classic-styled ketch Meraki for an experienced sailor.

The new launched yacht comes with an interior design by Rhoades Young. and exterior design and naval architecture by Hoek Design. Vitters optimized the layout together with Hoek. Furthermore, Christopher B. Bouzaid who was involved in the hull shape development and Clay Oliver Yacht Design who oversaw the optimization of the underwater ship completed the design team.

MERAKI is a Alustar aluminum-hulled sailing yacht with a carbon-fiber rig. Aft is a separate cockpit for the owner and the guests. Another cockpit is amidships and crew cockpit forward at the mainmast. The guest cabins are in front of the owner’s cabin aft. Four double crew cabins are in the forward area of the yacht.

“This new project is a fine example of why Vitters continues to attract knowledgeable sailors looking for the best possible sailing yacht,” comments the yard project manager “The owner was seeking the finest Dutch quality and admired our previous work. The fact that Vitters has the experience and flexibility to deliver this beautiful yacht in time for the 2019 season was a further benefit and we look forward to exceeding the owner’s high expectations.”

50m ketch-rigged Classic Sailing Yacht

Main Specifications of MERAKI

Length Overall

49.70

METERS


Length Waterline

35.86

METERS


Beam

9.60

METERS


Draft

4.25

METERS



Sailing Yacht BASYC JFA Yachts

BASYC // JFA Yachts

JFA Yachts built the 22m (70 feet) fast-cruiser sailing yacht BASYC, designed by Finot-Conq

The fast-cruiser BASYC is also known as Project FC² 70′ – FC² stands for Finot Conq x Fast Cruiser. The design studio is very well-known for performance oriented sailing yachts.

FC² has an aluminum hull, a superstructure in glass/epoxy, and a carbon-fiber rig.

The draft of 4.40 m provides a deep barycenter for a large sail plan for more speed. To spent time in smaller harbors and anchor bays, the draft can be reduced to 2.00 m. The fast sailing yacht with the wide stern features a double rudder. To maneuver easily with the single-screwed engine, BASYC has a stern thruster alongside the bow thruster.

Light and bright interior

The interior uses a lightweight veneer of Zebrano wood with white surfaces and orange upholstery as accents. Windows in the superstructure and the hull allow a lot of natural light in the interior. The owner’s cabin and a cabin for the crew are forward located while two guest cabins are at the aft. All cabins have ensuite bathrooms.

In addition to the diesel generator, there are two hydro generators mounted on the stern to recharge the battery banks during sailing trips.

The tender garage houses a 3.40m boat

Main Specifications of BASYC

Length over all:22.30 m
Length waterline:21.35 m
Beam:6.28 m
Draft (Swing Keel):2.00 m - 4.40 m
Material:Aluminum (hull) and Epoxy/Glass (supertructure)
Engine:1 x 180 HP
Displacement:29 t (light)
Sails Upwind:370 sqm
Sails Downwind:485 sqm
Guests6
Crew2

Layout, Profile & Sailplan

General Arrangement

Sailing Yacht BASY JFA Yachts

Profile & Sailplan

Exterior photos and video: Benoît Stichelbaut

Interior photos: Bernard Geléron

Tender photo: JFA


RMK 65 Hot Lab Yacht Design

RMK 65 // Hot Lab // RMK Marine

RMK Marine presents the RMK 65 with lines by Hot Lab Yacht & Design.

The RMK 65 appears with a explorer yacht look but much more modern and sportier look. The 65m motor yacht with steel hull and aluminum superstructure comes with a lot of outdoor space in the sun but also shady places. The italian design studio Hot Lab created the exterior and the interior design. Naval Architecture was done by the Turkish shipyard RMK Marine. The vessel is based on the RMK 58 which is listed for sale with an asking price of €34,000,000

Powered by two Caterpillar 3516B (1118 kW each) and a fuel capacity of 150,000 liter, the yacht has a range of 6,000 nautical miles at 14 knots.

The RMK 65 welcomes up to 14 guests in seven cabins. There is a VIP cabin on the upper deck, two VIP cabins on the main deck before the full-beam owner suite. Three more VIP cabins are on the lower deck, together with the large crew area for 14 people. The captain’s cabin is on the upper deck for short ways to the wheelhouse.

Furthermore, the lower deck houses a big tender garage for two nine-meter boats and five jet skis.

Main Specifications of RMK 65

Length Overall

65.00

METERS


Beam

12.00

METERS


Draft

3.00

METERS


Range @ 14 knots

6.000

NAUTICAL MILES



Montecristo 30 Montecristo 43

Montecristo 30 and 43 // Tommaso Spadolini

Tommaso Spadolini unveiled the aluminum motor yacht models Montecristo 30 and Montecristo 43.

The focus of the development of the Montecristo 30 and Montecristo 43 is to have a compact yacht with large volumes. Both yacht models coming with hybrid propulsion. Battery banks providing electric-only mode, solar cells supply the hotel functions of the yacht.

“As a yacht designer, it’s my duty to look after the marine environment,” says Spadolini. “And I see more and more of my clients, perhaps encouraged by their children and grandchildren, taking a more proactive approach to sustainable yachting.”

Montecristo 30 Montecristo 43

The motor yachts have large foredecks for its sizes with sunbathing, pool, and lounge areas. The 43m version has five cabins in total. There are three VIP cabins and two single cabins. Furthermore, accommodation for a crew of six with the captain’s cabin on the main deck and direct access to the bridge.

The 30m has two VIP cabins and one single cabin and houses a crew of five.

“Clients today expect outstanding liveability, both inside and outside,” says the designer. “So from the start I decided a distinguishing feature of the series should be a widebody main deck to maximise the interior space. Another request is that they want to be able to make full use of the foredeck, which became a second signature feature.”

Montecristo 30 Montecristo 43

Speculo Julien Cadro

SPECULO // Julien Cadro

Speculo - a spectacular 85m superyacht design by Julien Cadro.

As project LONGITUDINALIS also SPECULO features a large glass surface in the hull to experience yachting in winter in the inside with the feeling of the exterior spaces. Moreover, the yacht features a touch-and-go helipad on the top, a Jacuzzi on the bow area, a larger pool in the overhang aft, and huge fold-down terraces.

Drawings from above and profile of SPECULO


Blackcat 30 Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Blackcat 30 // Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design

Mallcolm McKeon Yacht Design unveiled the Blackcat 30.

The BlackCat 30 concept is a very stlish 30m Catamaran, designed by Malcolm McKeon for the brand BlackCat Superyachts with interior styling by m2atelier. The builder will be experienced multihull shipyard McConaghy Boats. The yacht is capable to reach a cruising speed of 20 knots with a top speed of 30 knots.

“The cruising catamaran market is the largest growth sector in midsize yachts today. We believe this trend will continue and eventually will become common throughout the superyacht sailing scene. The large volume and stable platform a BlackCat multihull provides is the logical solution for comfortable cruising”, said Mitch Booth, founder of BlackCat Superyachts.

“We are very proud to be part of this extraordinary team in such a unique project. We try to integrate and connect the interior design with the lines, characteristics and performances of the exterior design in order to achieve a continuous atmosphere and energy. Contemporary, lightness, comfort and luxury blend together in these one-of-a-kind spaces that any superyacht owner expects to see. Technology and craftsmanship are balanced in every aspect of the design to create exceptional spaces”, said Marijana Radovic and Marco Bonelli, BlackCat interior designers from m2atelier.


Black Heron Anna Borla Yacht Design

BLACK HERON // Anna Borla

Anna Borla - one of the finalists of the Young Designer of the Year 2020 awards created the 87m concept BLACK HERON.

The 2020-edition of Boat International’s Young Designer of the Year awards had the task to plan the refit of an existing Oceanco motor yacht with a length of 87 meters. To reduce the costs, yacht designer Anna Borla focused on cosmetic upgrades than on structural changes on project BLACK HERON.

“The new black lines on the superstructure that seem like big windows, allow hiding the original superstructure and keeping the original portholes.”

The large spa and gym area with a space of 274 square meters features an indoor pool (alongside the other big one on the main deck aft). Dry amenities can be found in two cinemas and a basketball court.

BLACK HERON’s 330 sqm upper deck is the owner’s private area. The master cabin has a size of 126 sqm. The guest area accommodates 16 guests in two VIP cabins and six guest cabins. Thanks to sliding doors in the interior, private areas transform into open spaces.

Black Heron Anna Borla Yacht Design

Main Specifications of BLACK HERON

Length Overall

87.00

METERS


Beam

14.20

METERS


Draft

4.00

METER


Guests

16

PEOPLE