Solleone Yacht Swan 115 Video

Video: Swan 115 S by Nautor's Swan

The Swan 115 S SOLLEONE is a 35m sailing yacht by Nautor's Swan from Finland.

Anatta Yacht Vitters

ANATTA // Vitters // Dubois

A video of the 66 meters ANATTA (ex AGLAIA, ex AHIMSA), designed by Dubois Design.

Video produced by Rick Tomlinson. The yacht is made of aluminum and was built in 2012 by Vitters in the Netherlands. ANATTA features a very clean deck, a characteristic deckhouse and a long aft deck with stairs.

Atalante Yacht Claasen Shipyards Hoek Design

Atalante // Claasen Shipyards (Truly Classic 127)

Let's take a focus on 38.80m classically styled sailing yacht Atalante by Dutch yacht builder Claasen Shipyards of the Truly Classic 127-series. Her elegant design comes from the boards of Hoek Design

Atalante Pictures by Cory Silken (interior) and Rick Tomlinson (exterior)

This Truly Classic was built for a repeat owner and is the successor of a Truly Classic 90, which sailed under the same name. The owner wanted more comfort, more space, and more speed. So the designer had a focus on performance. Under her classic dress is modern technology like carbon rudder, carbon mast with 3DI sails by North, a deep draught keel with thin foil.  Claasen delivered a sailing yacht to my taste :).

André Hoek comments:
“She represents unrivaled value for money, and the craftsmen at Claasen have excelled in terms of the execution of materials, joinery and finishing. The same goes for the technical aspects – the systems, the layout of the engine room, the hydraulics, the cabling. Atalante has been built to a truly impressive level of quality.


When we go the stairs down to the aft we will find the main saloon with a bar. Behind that is the full-beam owner’s suite that has also an own entrance and an own deck house on the aft deck. The owner enjoys being involved in sailing so he has a steering wheel at the owner’s cockpit and a navigation desk with two screens in the owner’s deck house.

When we are back at the main deck house and follow the stairs down but towards, we are in the guest area where is a VIP cabin on port side with sofa and a twin cabin on starboard side. Both with ensuite bathrooms. Furthermore ahead is the crew area with galley.

Back on Deck

Atalante features several practical social areas, suitable for alfresco lounging, dining or sunbathing with fantastic views. They are covered by Biminis but can be removed e. g. for racing.

The flush hatches on the foredeck are by Rondal. Atalante also features a boarding platform to port that folds out of the hull hydraulically and is equipped with side steps to facilitate easy boarding. The diesel-powered Williams tender can also be refueled here directly from the yacht via a hose reel.

Main Specifications of ATALANTE

Length over all:38.80 m
Length waterline:28.00 m
Beam:7.70 m
Draft (fixed keel):4.50 m
Exterior Design:Hoek Design
Interior Design:Hoek Design
Naval Architecture:Hoek Design
Displacement:140 t
Mast Height above Waterline:48.30 m
Classification:ABS X A1 Commercial Yachting Service (Sailing Yacht) + MCA LY2 Unrestricted

Profile, Layout & Sail Plan

Atalante Yacht Claasen Shipyards Hoek Design

Endurance 50 by Rossinavi and Enrico Gobbi

Endurance 50 by Rossinavi

Rossinavi sold project Endurance 50 - a 50m fully customized motor yacht, designed by ENRICO GOBBI - TEAM FOR DESIGN.

Update February 25th, 2017: Project Endurance 50 has been launched as Endeavour II

The Endurance 50 was developed for long range cruising around the world. The yard will equip her with a diesel-electric propulsion. The yacht is characterized by minimalistic details and lightweight materials.

The owner has a full-beam suite that is forward located. The suite has large windows for a panorama view. There is also a private balcony.

The tender storage is under the fore deck. Above is a sun bathing area. The upper deck accommodates an outside dining area. Pool and sun beds are located at the aft.

Endurance 50 by Rossinavi and Enrico Gobbi

Sarissa Yacht Video

Video: Sarissa by Vitters

Video of 42.6m carbon sailing yacht SARISSA built by Vitters, designed by Bill Tripp (exterior) and Rhoades Young (interior).

Video produced by Tom Nitsch Images

50m Sailing yacht Marco Ferrari Alberto Franchi

50m Sloop by Ferrari & Franchi Design

Talented design team Marco Ferrari & Alberto Franchi present the next project after the innovative Helios: A modern 50m Sloop with a Panamax height of 62m.

The focus on this 50m sloop design is on performance to sail successful regattas but also to spend a great free time aboard with extensive outside areas. The designers gave her an reverse bow to slice smoothly through the waves.

At the stern is a beach club located. It features a jacuzzi and majestic stairs. That would be an eye-catcher under the sailing yachts in each marina. The large aft deck area us also a sunbathing area.

Eight guests including owner can sleep aboard in three cabins + owner’s suite. The owner’s suite can be transformed into an additional cabin for 10 guests in total. In front of the mast is a two-seat lounge in case if more privacy is needed. foredeck area is also the tender storage. Two 5m tenders have their place in two garages.

The crew quarter forward located. The yacht accommodates three double crew cabins plus captain’s cabin.

The stylish deckhouse has large windows for  natural light in the saloon.

Check also: Helios by Ferrari & Franchi – A sailing yacht concept with solar sails.

Main Specifications

Length over all:50.00 m
Length waterline:45.20 m
Beam:9.90 m
Draft (lifting keel):6.70 m (keel down) - 4.50 m (keel up)
Weight (unloaded):333 t
Sail Area:2865 m²
Main Sail:585 m²
Blade:532 m²
Mizzen Sail:224 m²
Spinnaker:1524 m²
Mast Height:62.00 m

Retractable Propulsion System for Sailing Yachts

Ship Motion Products from the Netherlands offering a lightweight retractable propulsion system for large sailing yachts.

The system can reduce the drag from 4,6 to 10,2 % on a single engine powered sailing yachts. That’s a great feature for performance-oriented yachts. The owner of Baltic’s WinWin – a 33m yacht – equipped his yacht with this system.

The demonstration of the system starts at timecode 01:30.

Jangada Yacht Van der Valk Shipyard

JANGADA // Van der Valk Shipyard

Wim van der Valk launched the new 25m all-aluminum Jangada - a very stunning yacht and my personal favorite in that size of motor yachts.

Jangada belongs to the new Continental Three series of Wim van der Valk and is the second unit. The exterior was designed by Guido de Groot who designed also the interior in cooperation with Belgian designer Nick Top appointed by the experienced owner.

Guido de Groot and Nick Top chose whitewashed English oak as a base for the interior design. They designed an open and light living space with great details like LED lights.

The owner resided in a full beam master suite with two walk-in wardrobes on the lower deck. There are also two guest cabins and a VIP suite. All cabins are equipped with ensuite bathrooms.

The crew quarter with two cabins, bathroom, crew mess and the galley is forward located on the main deck.

The aft deck is a shady spot for dining thanks to the extended flybridge, separated by wide glass sliding doors from the salon.

The flybridge has space for a 4.5m jet tender and a jet ski which can be lowered with a 600 kg crane. It features also a u-shaped dining area, wet bar with grill, sink, fridge, and ice-maker. A sunbathing area is in front of the wheelhouse.

Jangada is powered by three Volvo Penta diesel engines of the D13-900-series. Each one has 900 HP. This trio pushes her up to 23 knots. In addition to the Volvo Penta diesel engines, the yacht is equipped with the IPS pod-drive system to control her easily and safely with a joystick. Wim van der Valk offers the Continental Three range also with a conventional shaft propulsion.

Volvo Penta IPS in action

My personal experience with Wim van der Valk: I visited the half-sister ship “The next episode“. The yard upholstered the blades of the shutter with fine leather. Awesome craftsmanship in every detail! But this is only one thing to highlight. They do a great job!

The yacht got a successor: Jangada 2 – the main project stakeholders are in again.

Main Specifications of Motor Yacht JANGADA

Length over all:24,99 m
Beam:6.25 m
Draft:1.80 m
Exterior Design:Guido de Groot
Interior Design:Guido de Groot / Nick Top
Naval Architecture:Wim van der Valk in-house
Main Engine:3x Volvo Penta D13-900 12,8l 6 cil. (3 x 900 HP)
Fuel Capacity:10,500 l
Top Speed:23 knots
Cruising Speed:18,5 knots
Guest Accommodation:1 owner, 1 VIP, 1 double guest, 1 twin guest
Crew Accommodation:Crew of 3 in 2 Cabins
Jangada Yacht Van der Valk Shipyard

Carinthia VII Yacht Lürssen

Carinthia VII by Lürssen in Venice

Carinthia VII built by Lürssen in 2002. Pictures were taken by my friend Jan Siegert one week ago in Venice, Italy.

The exterior was designed by British yacht designer Tim Heywood. The non-public interior design was created by Ellerhorst/Kreuter. The yacht has a length of 97.2 meters.

Carinthia VII has four MTU diesel engines of the 1163 series. Each engine has a power of about 10.000 HP. She reaches a top speed of 26 knots.

Wakejet Cruise Radinn

Toys: The Wakejet Cruise

The Swedish company Radinn presents the Wakejet Cruise – a must-have toy for each superyacht and innovative people.

The Wakejet Cruise is a carbon fiber construction with a weight of under 29 kg. The board has a top speed of 20 – 25 knots and can run 20 – 30 minutes at top speed. In the mix, about 40 minutes and can be charged in 2 – 3 hours.

People with a weight of up to 130 kg can stand or lie on the board. With the Radinn app for Android and iOS is it possible to change the preferred settings of the board.

Philip Werner, Founder & CEO of Radinn comments:

“The Wakejet is the world’s first electric powered wakeboard. It enables water sports enthusiasts – all over the world – to discover a new dimension of riding possibilities. Combining the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing, it can go in the ocean, sea, lake or even up to a rapid. It’s simply freedom.”

The remote charges wirelessly through induction and shows the battery charge level.


The board is available for 15.000 EUR excl. VAT and shipping.

Wakejet Cruise Radinn

Icon Yacht Video

Videos of ICON Yachts' built ICON

Q&K produced a new video of motor yacht ICON built by ICON Yachts in the Netherlands.

ICON’s exterior was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon, the interior by ICON Yachts and the owner’s team. In the video is also the tender Ribbon 45SC in action.

Another great video after the extension to 68m

She features a large swimming pool on the aft main deck. Below deck, an unparalleled wellness spa and beach club with Haman, sauna, massage, and fitness gym were created around the famous beach club opening to the swim platform.

J-Class Yacht Regatta

Video: J-Class RYS Bicentenary International Regatta 2015

The yacht club Royal Yacht Squadron celebrates its bicentenary and hosted a J-Class regatta (alongside other sailing classes) in Cowes. - The Bicentenary International Regatta 2015.

Information of the Bicentenary International Regatta 2015 can be found here.

Pictures by Paul Wyeth

Berlinetta Motor Yacht Design

Berlinetta // Columbus Yachts // Marco Casali - Too Design

Berlinetta is a motor yacht range from 32m up to 50m designed by Marco Casali and will be built by Columbus Yachts - the motor yacht brand of the Palumbo Group.

Marco Casali designed the range with sleek lines and strong character. He describes further, that he developed the Berlinetta range with a huge volume to maximize the space inside.

The Berlinetta concept has full beam saloons with full height windows which can be open to connect the saloon with nature. A large beach club area at the aft area connects people aboard directly with the sea. When you don’t need a beach club, you can use the space as a tender storage. Another tender storage is at the bow area. Columbus Yachts promises the largest interior and exterior spaces in this size of yachts.

Berlinetta Motor Yacht Design

Marco Casali and Columbus Yachts invite owners to benefit from their experience to customize their own yacht.

The range will be equipped with the tested and award winning diesel-electric propulsion system Eco Prop by Siemens.

Berlinetta Motor Yacht Design

Amel 64 Luxury Sailing Yacht

AMEL 64 - Bluewater Sailing Yacht

Profite de la vie: The Amel 64 is a 20m ketch-rigged luxury sailing yacht by the French yacht builder Amel, designed by Berret Racoupeau.

Personally, I like the exterior and interior design. I have visited the yacht for the first time at the boot Düsseldorf 2015 in Germany

As a sailing guy who loves to stand outside with a twin helm station: I missed that. As you can see in the pictures she has just one covered helm station. So she might be a sailing yacht respectively a motor-sailor for people who sail mostly long distances with auto pilot. That arrangement with central cockpit allows more space on the aft deck to relax there or to carry some water toys. One tender with 10/15 HP outboard engine finds his place in a stern garage which is equipped with an electric winch to launch and pull in the tender.

A light and friendly interior with exotic wood, stainless steel and leather welcome owners and guests onboard. The Amel 64 has an owner’s cabin at the bow and two guest cabins at the aft area. One is a double bed cabin, the other one is a single-bed cabin with two beds. Both are equipped with ensuite bathrooms.

In the middle is the main saloon, galley, dining and navigation desk located.

The price for that very comfortable world cruiser starts at EUR 2,100,000.

2017 Interior

Main Specifications AMEL 64

Length over all:19.60 m
Length waterline:17.21 m
Beam:5.60 m
Draft:2.40 m
Exterior Design:Berret Racoupeau
Interior Design:Berret Racoupeau
Main Engine:1 x Steyr 6-cylinder, 150 HP
Fuel Capacity:1,400 l
Fresh Water Capacity:1,000 l
Weight (unloaded):34 t
Main Sail Area:64 m2
Genoa:87 m2
Mizzen Sail:36 m2
Staysail:38 m2

Profile & Layout

Ketch is not the right one? Try the sloop-rigged AMEL 60 or AMEL 50

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Open 120 Yacht Van Geest Design

Open 120 // Van Geest Design

Dutch design studio Van Geest Design presents the Open 120 - The name says it all: 120m and much space under the sky.

Open 120 has forward open spaces with glass railing, designed like balconies without fixed furniture. So they can be arranged for the owner’s and guest’s requirements.

The yacht has two helipads. The primary one is aft on the upper deck; the other one is on the foredeck in front of the wheelhouse.

Open 120 offers 720 sqm private area

The owner can enjoy his private 720 m² area with connection to the upper deck. The suite has a straight 360 degrees salon and outside the lounge.

The main salon is behind the wheelhouse. Guest cabins and lounge areas are on the main deck. The lower deck houses a spa and wellness area and the crew area with access to all decks to service the guests.

Lady Lara Yacht Lürssen

Lady Lara // Lürssen

Lürssen created the recently launched "Lady Lara" (ex-project Orchid) at their Rendsburg facility.

Lady Lara has a length of 91-metre and is a design by UK-based designer Reymond Langton. He is responsible for the elegant exterior and interior design. The exterior design is a fine mix of feminine and masculine lines. The yacht accommodates 18 guests and a crew of 40.

Like many other yachts, Lady Lara will make her maiden voyage to the beautiful waters of Norway. The owner has planned to use her privately.

Lürssen delivered the yacht in summer 2015.

Photos by Carl Groll and Klaus Jordan

Eldoris Federico Fiorentino Yacht Design

ELDORIS // Federico Fiorentino Yacht Design

Italian yacht design studio Federico Fiorentino and the Italian yacht builder Eurocraft team up for the Eldoris project - a 43m full aluminum fast planning motor yacht with a top speed of 30 knots and a GRT of under 500.

Eldoris was developed on an already fully tested platform and reaches a cruising speed of 24 knots with 3648 hp MTU diesel engines with low noise and vibration levels. The concept will use the isolation standard of bigger yachts. Same point for the safety system: Sprinkler fire system, far more complex than what is required by the regulations (Lloyd’s/MCA).

Both the yard and the designer have the claim to make her an “over the top yacht” in the exclusive circle of fast super yachts.

The exterior is already engineered, but the owner has the opinion to create a custom interior decor. Eldoris will have space for 10 guests and a crew of 7.

Looks like a great concept for people who want a fast and stylish but spacious motor yacht with well-equipped sun deck: There is a sunbathing area, bar, and jacuzzi.

Oceansport CRN Omega Architects

Oceansport - A new series by CRN & Omega Architects

Italian yacht builder CRN and Dutch design studio Omega Architects developed a new superyacht series called "Oceansport" in sizes of 52m, 61m, and 75m.

All three models of the Oceansport-series are engineered on the same naval platform with a modern design like a (nearly) vertical bow and vertical wheelhouse windows. This new line has also a well-designed open beach club area at the aft deck with infinity pool and integrated swim platform.

Key Features 52m

  • 12 Guests
  • 10 Crew Members
  • Beam: 10m
  • Owner’s cabin aft on the upper deck
  • Maximum speed: 15 knots

Key Features 61m

  • 12 Guests
  • 14 Crew Members
  • Beam: 11m
  • 1 VIP Cabin on the lower deck with lounge
  • Full beam owner’s suite on the main deck
  • Double Garage forward on the main deck
  • Maximum speed: 15 knots

Key Features 75m

  • 12 Guests
  • 22 Crew Members
  • Beam: 13m
  • 5 VIP Cabins
  • Double Garage forward on the main deck
  • Maximum speed: 16 knots


Oceansport CRN Omega Architects

Lamberto Tacoli, CRN’s Chairman, and CEO said:

“We are very proud of these new projects. Our cooperation with Omega Architects and Frank Laupman continues to be fertile and fruitful and, once more, it proves how CRN seeks continuous improvements in its aesthetics and performances. Our initiatives are ambitious and we are keen to take new challenges and go beyond classical boundaries. With these new projects, CRN shows once again its eclecticism and its flexibility. Now thanks to this cooperation we are able to widen our offers, even more, showing the Shipyard’s ability in meeting the most different requests from the international yachting Owners.”

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects comments:

“Our relationship with CRN is based on strong connections. We cooperated with the prestigious shipyard in the past: Omega Architects were part of several projects. Yalla was the first yacht to be started with us from scratch. Following closely Yalla’s success, we created a momentum that can be continued. The new Oceansport Series represents an exclusive and unique development: the series is based on existing CRN platforms to deliver a customized project and it combines a sporty soul with elegance and comfort: it is designed to be a super yacht, offering exclusive travelling in safe relaxation, exploring shallow waters and anchor closer to the shore.”.

Azamanta Yacht Heesen Yachts

AZAMANTA // Heesen Yachts

Heesen delivered the 55m motor yacht Azamanta to her owners and exceeded the contractual maximum speed by 0.4 knots.

Pictures by Dick Holthuis

Azamanta has Van Oossanen’s Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) engineered together with Heesen’s in-house naval architecture team for efficiency, comfort, and speed. Her exterior lines come from Omega Architects.

The ice-reinforced yacht was made to travel around with 600 tons of comfort, luxury and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. She is powered by 2 x 1380 kW MTU diesel engines that power her up to 16.9 knots and a possible range of 4,500 nautical miles

Heesen’s Board of Directors comments:

“Azamanta is the third yacht we have delivered this year after 50m Sibelle and 47m Asya. She is a wonderful example of what owners can achieve when they entrust Heesen to build their superyacht: solid Dutch design, engineering and naval architecture wrapped in unique individual design.”

Azamanta Yacht Heesen Yachts

Azamanta has space for up to 12 people including owners. The master suite is forward on the main deck and has retractable balconies. The owner’s area includes a private 70 sqm terrace in front of the bridge with sofas and dining area up to six guests to relax in privacy even when the is docked with the stern in the port. Under the terrace is the tender storage with gull-wing doors. This solution enables a beach club at the aft area.

The owner’s passion for Metropolitan style Art Déco and his love for flora and fauna motifs reflects the interior.

The five guest cabins with ensuites are located on the lower deck with full beam VIP suite. Each cabin is decorated with a unique mosaic wall.

Main Specifications of Azamanta

Length over all:55.00 m
Beam:9.60 m
Draft:3.15 m
Exterior Design:Omega Architects
Interior Design:Sinot
Naval Architecture:Van Oossanen / Heesen in-house
Main Engine:2× MTU 12V4000M53 (2 x 1380 kW)
Fuel Capacity:100,000 l
Range:4,500 nm

Oceanic Coupe Line Columbus Yachts

Oceanic Coupé Line // Columbus Yachts

Columbus Yachts - the luxury yacht brand of Palumbo Group presents its new semi-custom Oceanic Coupé Line.

The first models of the new line have a range from 45m to 50m and were designed in collaboration with Giorgio Vafiadis & Associates. The focus with this designs is on the US and Asian market. Columbus Yachts will build the yachts in full aluminum.

The owner’s residence is located forward of the main deck. Guests sleep on the lower deck in 4 cabins. There is also the option to convert the cabins into a spa, gym or a cinema.

The galley can be installed on the main deck or in the crew area for more space on the main deck. Either a larger owner’s area or an extra stateroom etc.

The Oceanic Coupé Line will be powered by two MTU diesel engines with a top speed of 21 knots with a cruising speed of 17 and a possible range of 3,800 nautical miles. For eco-oriented owners, there is an option for a full-electric propulsion developed by Palumbo and well-known German company Siemens to cruise with minimal fuel consumption and the typical comfort of electric engines with no noise or vibrations.

Oceanic Coupe Line Columbus Yachts