7 Oceans Explorer Yacht

7-OCEANS // DLBA Naval Architects

DLBA Naval Architects unveiled the 45m hybrid explorer yacht 7-OCEANS.

7-OCEANS is a fast explorer yacht with speeds up to 25 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. The hybrid propulsion meets the IMO TIER IV requirements to explore restricted areas. All-LED lighting reduces energy consumption. Moreover, the interior has no old-growth hardwood but bamboo to reduce the carbon footprint.

Instead of sat doms, the yacht will have flat-panel satellite antennas to reduce the weight in the mast. This improves the roll stability.

Conceptual designs by SDG

MG115 Explorer Yacht

MG 115 // Cantiere delle Marche

Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche sold a new 35m explorer yacht. The project is called MG115.

The MG 115/CDM115 has an exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski and naval architecture by Hydrotec and the Cantiere delle Marche in-house team. The design is more “white yacht” than the typical explorer looks, but the one has an extensive range of 5,000 nautical miles (45,000 liters fuel capacity) to explore the world.

Powered by two 533 kW Caterpillar C18 Acert, the CDM 115 reaches a top speed of 13.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The engine configuration meets the TIER III requirements.

MG115 Explorer Yacht

The general arrangement is traditional with the master suite on the main deck forward and four guest cabins on the lower deck with two VIP cabins and two twin cabins. Alongside the ten guests, the yacht has an accommodation of six crew members. Five sleep on the lower deck, the captain’s cabin is on the upper deck next to the bridge. Large windows let a lot of natural light into the lower deck cabins.

MG115 Explorer Yacht

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Diva Lloyd Werft

DIVA // Lloyd Werft // judel/vrolijk & co.

DIVA is a German collaboration between the Lloyd Werft and design studio judel/vrolijk - both from Bremerhaven.

judel/vrolijk – usually known for fast cruising and racing yachts, designed a 97m motor yacht concept together with the Lloyd Werft. The shipyard is known for the 115m explorer yacht LUNA and has the 140m yacht project SOLARIS under construction. Moreover, Lloyd Werft will welcome the 182m research yacht REV Ocean for the final outfitting.

The six-deck motor yacht DIVA comes with very sharp hull lines. The radar mast and exhaust system is a very fresh design element that reminds me of a gear tray of bluewater sailing yachts but also reflects the shape of sails.

Four generators – each with a power of 951 kW are part of the hybrid propulsion with electric pods.

DIVA’s bow area has a touch-and-go helipad with the “traditional” circled H to mark the helicopter landing place. As you can see in the rendering above, circles are elementary design elements from the bow to the stern for several lounges and pools. The bridge deck lounge features a fireplace. The sundeck has two lounges. One of these circular places is an al-fresco dining area.

DIVA's interior styling

There are no public interior renderings – the yard describes the interior design as follows:

“For the interior of DIVA judel/vrolijk created an Asian-Scandinavian look – tidy, clean but still with a feel-good factor.”

The owner’s private area contains office, two bedrooms and his/hers bathrooms. The main deck accommodates ten guests in five cabins.

Amels 200 Motor Yacht

AMELS 200 // Tim Heywood // Reymond Langton

AMELS announced the the sale of an AMELS 200

The AMELS 200 is the successor of the Amels 188 (Volpini 2). The new yacht has larger aft decks and a bigger swimming platform. The engineering and the hybrid propulsion has the same technology as the “sister ship”. Design studio Reymond Langton delivered the interior design of the semi-custom yacht.

Key features are an air-conditioned gym on the sundeck, a four-deck elevator, and full-height windows in the owners’ suite.

Delivery is scheduled for spring 2021.

Prince 50 Luxury RIB

Prince 50 // Luca Macchi // Nuova Jolly

Young Italian yacht designer Luca Macchi created the 15m luxury RIB Prince 50 for the Italian boat builder Nuova Jolly.

Luca Macchi – the designer of the Prince 50 studied Industrial Product Design and graduated with a master degree in Naval and Nautical Design.

The boat has a dynamic and elegant exterior design. There are seatings on the foredeck and a dining area amidships. Behind the helm station is a small open-air pantry with sink, chopping board, a fridge with a capacity of 100 liters and a double induction plate or a BBQ. Sunbeds are the aft. The Prince 50 is powered by 4 x 450 hp outboard engines. The expected top speed is 50 knots, the best cruising speed is about 30 knots. The fuel capacity is 2,000 liters.

The official presentation of the boat is at the Nautic Paris Boat Show 2019 in December.

Interior of the Prince 50

The Prince 50 features a cabin that is big enough to stay a night or two at sea. There is a seating area with a table that transforms into a double bed. Moreover, there is a galley and a bathroom, including a shower. Under the helm station is another double bed cabin. The RIB carries 300 liters of freshwater.

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Jetten Beach 55 Motor Yacht

Jetten Beach 55

The new Jetten Beach 55 is the first yacht under new yard's ownership.

Cor D. Rover is responsible for the design of the 17m motor yacht. Albert Nazarov of Albatross Marine Design made the naval architecture of the Jetten Beach 55. The expected top speed is about 34 knots.

The main deck layout contains a galley or an additional seating area alongside the salon and the helm station.

The lower deck has a full-beam owner’s cabin. The layout can have a galley with a full-beam VIP cabin forward or a twin and a Pullman bed cabin. When the kitchen is on the main deck, this area can be a further guest cabin.

The price of the Jetten Beach 55 starts at €1,850,000.

The yacht is available with a flybridge that contains the helm station, sunbeds, and seatings. A flexible bimini can cover the flybridge.

Renderings without the flybridge

Up to new horizons

Jetten Jachtbouw is under the new ownership of Malta-based shipyard MSAR Ltd., owned by Jack Wijnants, who also owns the yacht brand AMASEA. Wijnants plans to set up innovations and bigger yachts up to 100 feet. Moreover, leaving traditional materials like steel and aluminum and using more carbon-fiber.

Jack Wijnants about the new project:

“We are excited to reveal this first exciting project for Jetten Jachtbouw,” said Wijnants. “Having spent many years of my own family leisure time on Dutch yachts, I appreciate the quality and deserved reputation that come from this pedigree. I want to change the way we see this category of yachts by bringing new and innovative construction techniques to the Netherlands. The results are manifold: low maintenance, low running costs and greater use of interior space. Owners will appreciate this difference every single day.”

Abaco Baglietto

ABACO // Baglietto // Santa Maria Magnolfi

ABACO is a new 40m concept, designed by Santa Maria Magnolfi to be built by BAGLIETTO.

The concept of the 40m ABACO has the shallow waters of the BAHAMAS in focus. The name comes from the Abaco islands – a small group of islands in the north of the Bahamas, affected during hurricane Dorian. The shipyard will donate a percentage of the first sale to rebuild the infrastructure on the islands.

The owner’s cabin is on the main deck forward and features his and hers bathrooms. Moreover, the owner’s office. Behind the owners’ area is the dining and living room. This area is extended by a Wintergarden with a bar and seatings. By opening the floor-to-ceiling sliding windows, it can transform into an outdoor part of the yacht. The total outdoor space of the main deck is 120 square meters.

The elegant and fresh interior design features natural materials like teak, straw, linen, tropcial woods and raffia.

The tender garage houses a six meter tender, another forward tender storage is for a rescue tender or some toys.

Heesen XVENTURE Yacht

XVENTURE // Heesen Yachts // Winch Design

During the FLIBS 2019, Heesen Yachts and Winch Design presented the concept XVENTURE.

The 57m explorer yacht XVENTURE features Van Oossanen‘s proven Fast Displacement Hull Form. The operating range of the yacht is 5,000 nautical miles with the option of a higher range. To reduce the carbon footprint, the vessel will get (optional) hybrid propulsion that meets the TIER III regulations.

The touch-and-go helipad at the aft also serves as a fixed bimini to shade the cockpit and the pool. The helicopter pad is big enough to welcome an Airbus H135. The tender storage with side garages houses a large 11.40 Intrepid 375 Nomad for sport fishing and an 8.60m Pascoe Beachlander. Furthermore, XVENTURE has a 4.50m crew tender.

The 1,280 GT interior features floor-to-ceiling windows. The owner has an apartment; the guest cabins are on the main deck. The observation deck comes with a winter garden and a pool forward.

Color proposals for the XVENTURE

Damen SeaXplorer 62m

62m Damen SeaXplorer

AMELS' mother company DAMEN launched a 62m vessel of their SeaXplorer line.

This 62m unit is the first one of the SeaXplorers. A second yacht – the 77m LA DATCHA will see the light next year. The customized yacht features exterior design by Azure Yacht Design and interior design by Carlo Torre of Monaco Yacht Temptation. The naval architecture has been done by the experienced Damen in-house team. Alongside a fully certified helipad, the yacht has a helicopter hangar to protect the air tender.

Polar class and autonomy of 30 days make her a real explorer yacht to explore remote areas around the world.

Siemens delivered their BlueDrive hybrid system with three generators and electric engines.

Photos by Tom van Oossanen

Launch Video

A2 Motor Yacht

A2 // Refit Design by Tommaso Spadolini

Initially launched in 2008 by Eurocraft as MADHURI ONE, the yacht got an extensive refit with a Tommaso Spadolini design and shines bright as M/Y A2.

In my opinion, the 38m motor yacht A2 is a perfect example of what an older yacht can be after a refit with top designers like Tommaso Spadolini, who worked closely with the New York-based studio Peter Marino Architect and worked for the yacht owner in the past. Italian shipyard C.A.R.M. converted the plans of the designers into reality. The stakeholders did it within six months! M/Y A2 has now a bright interior with fresh colors.

Excerpt of the owner’s brief:

“I want a lot of light, big windows, three comfortable bedrooms and one big open space on the main deck.”

Because the yacht had no windows, it needed a new certification to realize the owner’s requirements of a lightful interior.

The yacht has a top speed of 31.5 knots, a cruising speed of 24 knots and an economical speed of 20 knots with two MTU engines.

Designer Tommaso Spadolini comments the project:

“When the owner was still considering buying the boat, we discussed a prospective refit to free up its massive potential. The owner went ahead and bought her in early 2018 and work started immediately. It was a challenging project as he wanted to make significant changes and gave the refit team just half a year to complete the job, which required a high level of cooperation and synergy between the owner, the designers and the C.A.R.M. shipyard in Lavagna.”

Interior of A2 after the refit

Almost the whole general arrangement of the original yacht was changed. The VIP cabin is still in the bow area, and also the crew area is in the aft area behind the engine room of the yacht. A2 got a captain’s cabin in front of the engine room. The two guest cabins are now the one big daughter’s cabin, the full-beam owner’s cabin moved a bit forward.

Salon on the main deck

Owner's Cabin

Daughter's Cabin

VIP Cabin

Before the refit of A2

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Canova Yacht

CANOVA // BALTIC 142 with DSS Foil

CANOVA is a 43m super sailing yacht, equipped with a 9m DSS Foil.

The naval architecture of CANOVA was done by Farr Yacht Design. They made also the exterior design in cooperation with Lucio Micheletti, who designed also the interior together with the in-house team of Baltic Yachts. Alongside the DSS foil, an interesting detail is the amidships placed the owner’s cabin instead of the bow or the aft area.

The yacht has a hybrid propulsion system with a 340-degree rotating electric pod. Moreover, CANOVA comes with a self-sustaining power system during sailing journeys (the electric engine becomes a hydro generator). The battery banks can store enough energy to support the silent mode with all hotel functions for ten hours.

DSS Foil

DSS stands for Dynamic Stability Systems. The system uses a retractable foil to lift the yacht out of water that reduces the drag of the yacht. According to Gordon Kay (CEO of Infiniti Yachts & Dynamic Stability Systems, the 160-ton CANOVA can reach up to 25 knots in calm water with a true wind of 25 knots. Another player in the development of the foil is BAR Technologies. These are marine engineers with America’s Cup experience, involved in Ben Ainslie’s campaigns. BAR Technologies engineered the bearings for the DSS foil. Harken delivered electric winches to control it by pushing buttons.

DSS Foil explained

Demonstration of the DSS Foil during CANOVA's Sea Trials

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Interior of CANOVA

Lucio Micheletti styled a warm and friendly interior with teak veneers. Alongside the unusual layout with the amidships located (almost) full-beam owners’ suite, the sailing yacht has a VIP cabin in the bow area and a twin guest cabin. Furthermore, there is a crew area with the crew mess, three double cabins, and the captain’s cabin.

The fixed bimini extends the deckhouse to cover a nice cockpit that adapts the style of the interior and makes the superstructure more elegant.

The last part of CANOVA is the tender garage where a seven meter 220 HP tender is stored for fast transfers with 45 knots.

The Boatshow / CANOVA in Amsterdam

The guys from the Boatshow was on board when CANOVA was moored in Amsterdam and have some detailed pictures and interviews with project stakeholders.

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Leven 90 Motor Yacht

Leven 90 // Van der Valk // Vripack

LeVen Yachts is a new yacht brand with its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale. The first yacht is the LeVen 90.

The brand is a development of YachtCreators and experienced yacht owner Lucas Silver. The LeVen 90 features design and naval architecture by the well-known studio Vripack. The renowned Dutch shipyard Van der Valk constructed the 27m motor yacht.

The LeVen 90 comes with an explorer styled exterior design and has a low draft to explore shallow waters in the Caribbean. The large open deck aft is shaded by the flybridge to enjoy al-fresco dining.

The main deck houses the salon and a chef’s table galley that is great for show cooking. LeVen calls their enclosed main deck area “Great Room”. Guests can enjoy a 360-degree view.

The lower deck has a master cabin, one VIP cabin, and two guest cabins — one with a twin bed and one with double bed configuration.

Royal Huisman Sailing Catamaran

33.5m Sailing Cat // Berret Racoupeau // Royal Huisman

#CatContent: French design studio Berret Racoupeau designed a 33.5m sailing catamaran with Royal Huisman.

The 33.50m sailing cat has four guest cabins. Three double cabins are in the starboard side hull and one in the port side hull together with two double crew cabins, one captain’s cabin, and the crew mess with galley. The 32 sqm owner cabin is on the main deck and features direct access to a private area with sunbeds and Jacuzzi. Furthermore, there is the storage for a jet ski.

The main salon has a size of 67 sqm and comes with sofas, dining and lounge. The big windows can be swing out to connect the salon with the environment outside.

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Equilibrium Explorer Yacht

EQUILIBRIUM // Alejandro Crespo // 105m

Yacht designer Alejandro Crespo unveiled his 105m explorer project called EQUILIBRIUM.

EQUILIBRIUM is a bold yet elegant styled explorer yacht design by Alejandro Crespo. The name has been chosen because of the balance between an expedition yacht to explore the colder regions in the northern areas of the world as well as the warmer areas with the whole superyacht standard of amenities.

Moreover, the bridge deck offers a helicopter hangar to welcome different models based on the Airbus ACH platform.

Alejandro Crespo describes the chosen hull color as follows:

“The color of the m/y Equilibrium is champagne‐green. A unique color‐scheme that stands out due to its shiny shades. At sunset, this color creates a perfect match with the metallic‐white tone on the upper part.”

EQUILIBRIUM features nightclub and beach club

The aft area houses a beach club on the lower deck and a nightclub above. Tempered glass surrounds the night club to ensure great 270-degree panoramic views. The 15m x 7m outdoor pool on the main deck is also part of the nightclub’s room. Another pool respectively Jacuzzi is integrated into the beach club that features a great design. There are also lounge areas and two bars.

The owners’ deck is right under the bridge deck and features an outdoor Jacuzzi, sunbathing, and two bars.

The upper deck has a large table and chill-out area with a fountain that falls into the pool on the main deck.

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Anian Yacht Leandro Banga

ANIAN // Leandro Banga // 43m

ANIAN is a 43m explorer yacht design by Leandro Banga.

Leandro Banga graduated in Naval and Nautical Design at the University of Genoa. The 43m explorer design ANIAN is his thesis. The main shape reflects a sturdy workboat yet more elegant and powerful.

Excerpt of the designer’s description:

“The superstructures characterized by very large glass surfaces are dark-colored to minimize the volume and harmoniously integrate the “voids” of the windows into the “full” of the structures.”

Moreover, the yacht has an open deck with seating and table amidships. At the aft is a lounge with coffee tables and a pool. This area transforms into a touch-and-go helicopter platform by covering the pool (see video below).

The sundeck comes up with Jacuzzi, sunbathing, and a shaded bar and lounge.

Inside of ANIAN

The owner’s cabin with desk has been placed on the bridge deck aft with an own terrace and lounging area. Below the pool is the beach club with seatings, sauna, and fold-out terraces on port and starboard side.

ANIAN welcomes ten guests and a crew of seven (including captain).

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Alfa 50 Rossinavi

Alfa 50 // Rossinavi // Enrico Gobbi - Team for Design

Rossinavi presented ALFA 50 during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019.

Italian design studio Enrico Gobbi – Team For Design is responsible for the exterior lines and the interior styling of the ALFA 50. According to the press release, the yacht’s exterior design is inspired by the Italian car manufacturer Alfa Romeo.

An exciting design feature is the extension of the owner’s suite on the starboard side. I think we can call it over-full-beam owners’ suite ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ – on the port side is a balcony.

The stern area houses the bach club that is protected by a hatch that extends the beach club. A staircase connects with the sun deck. A pool with waterfall can be found on the main deck.

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.

Starlight Yacht Darnet Design

STARLIGHT // Darnet Design // 86m

Darnet Design draw the lines of the 86m STARLIGHT

In cooperation with TWW Yachts from Monaco, Darnet Design presented the 86m motor yacht concept STARLIGHT during the Monaco Yacht Show 2019. The timelessly designed yacht features a touch-and-go helicopter on the bow and a 100 sqm beach club area at the stern. In the beach club are two underwater observatories. Between the engine room and the beach club is a tender garage for one 10m tender, one 8.5m tender, and two jet skis. A 5m crew tender and more toys are stored under hatches at the bow.

STARLIGHT meets the requirements of the Lloyd classification and has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure.

Interior of STARLIGHT

The interior features real floor to ceiling sliding windows to connect the inside with the outside. The upper deck salon has different configurations — a lounge with an open atrium, a cinema, and an entertainment area to place a piano. The design is clean, bright, and modern.

The owner’s area is forward on the upper deck and contains separate his and hers bathrooms, owner’s office, dressing room and bedroom with direct access to the helipad and a lounge area with pool.

The guest area on the main deck features a gymnasium and five double cabins. Moreover, there is a cabin for the nanny.

The crew is traditionally on the lower deck, the captain’s cabin is on the bridge deck next to the wheelhouse.

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Sparta Yacht Heesen

SPARTA // Heesen // 67m

Heesen Yachts sold SPARTA - a 67m Winch Design.

Are you remebering the lines? The exterior design of SPARTA (YN 20067) is based on Heesen’s 66m concept AVANTI. When I saw AVANTI’s exterior design, I was in love with the concept. Very striking and dynamic lines that includes a sharp reverse bow. I am glad that Heesen Yachts found a client who will realize it as Project SPARTA. The owner is an experienced charter client, so he (or she?) knows what he wants and what not.

The yacht features the proven and efficient Fast Displacement Hull Form by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. The yacht arrives a maximum speed of 16 knots.

The tender storage is at the bow and opens with gull wing doors.

Delivery is schedulded for 2023.

Interior Description of SPARTA

The owner’s private area is on the bridge deck. It includes two suites. One is forward; the other one is at the aft with direct access to the private terrace with lounge and dining area.

The main deck features a full-beam salon and an indoor dining area. The aft area outside has al-fresco dining and a five-meter infinity pool. Furthermore, there are four guest cabins on the main deck. Two of the cabins transforms into a full-beam VIP cabin with a sliding door.

The lower deck houses a gym, a wellness area, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, and a steam room — moreover, the galley and the crew area for fifteen people and the nanny.

Project AVANTI

Baglietto 10233 T-Line

Baglietto 48m T-Line // Project 10233

Under construction: New Baglietto 48m T-Line - Project 10233

Project 10233 is a sister ship to motor yacht SILVER FOX and creation by Paszkoswki Design. It is a proven platform but also got some improvements. The vessel is a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure construction. On top is a sundeck of 140 square meters. The main and upper deck will have full-height windows, the lower deck contains a big beach club. The propulsion changed to improve environmental friendliness. There are now two Caterpillar C32 that allow a maximum speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. The large foredeck is reserved for tenders and big enough for a RIB, a crew tender and two jet skis.

BAGLIETTO started the project as on-spec and is currently for sale.

Interior of Baglietto 10233

The interior of Project 10233 has been created by the Italian design studio Visionaire Home Philosophy. The design comes with clean lines but also a warm feeling.

Transport of Project 10233