Asya Yacht Heesen Yachts

ASYA // Heesen Yachts

ASYA was launched in December 2014. Now after the sea trials, Heesen delivered her on 3rd March 2015 to her owners.

ASYA features an exterior design by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and interior design by Bannenberg & RowellASYA represents the restyled 47m-Class by Dutch yacht builder Heesen. It has now the rescue tender in an enclosed bay in front of the wheelhouse. Also, the crew accommodation meets now LY3 requirements.

Heesen describes the interior design as follows:

“distinctly Far Eastern, restful feel, inspired by the designs of Dieter Rams, Frank Lloyd-Wright, and Tadao Ando.”

By the way, some Apple products are inspired by the designs of Dieter Rams too.

 

Asya Yacht Interior Heesen Yachts

The yacht is powered by two MTU8V 4000 M63 diesel engines. They give her a top speed of 15 knots and an operating range of 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots.

Mark Cavendish, Director Sales and Marketing says:

“Working to a proven design platform allows us to deliver an exceptional yacht in less than 24 months with industry leading quality and performance specifications. This provides our customers with the confidence to purchase a vessel whose performance has been tested and constantly improved.”

Asya Yacht Heesen Yachts
Asya Yacht Heesen Yachts

Main Specifications of Motor Yacht ASYA

Length over all:46.70 m
Beam:8.83 m
Draft:3.07 m
Design:Omega Architects
Interior Design:Bannenberg & Rowell Design
Naval Architecture:Heesen Yachts
Main Engines:2 x MTU 8V 4000 M63 (2 x 1.000 KW)
Max. Speed:15 knots
Range @ 12 knots:4.000 nm
Guests:12
Crew:10
Fuel Capacity60.000 l

Classic Explorer Yacht RhoadesYoung

49m Classic Explorer Concept by Rhoades Young Design

The British design company Rhoades Young presents a concept of a 49m classic styled explorer motor yacht.

The concept is inspired by the JFA built motor yacht Bystander (2006) which was created as an escort vessel for the 39m J-Class sailing yacht Velsheda (JK7). Rhoades Young designed both. Exterior and interior.

A classic yacht concept like this is a very good choice for people who love classic yachts with the latest marine (safety) technology for adventures around the world in gentleman style. In my opinion, the best option if you can resign a yacht with hundred years of history which often interesting for lovers of classic yachts.

Classic Explorer Yacht RhoadesYoung

The owner’s area is located under the bridge deck with a 180-degree view over the sea. The owner’s suite features a study, an inside/outside saloon separated by large glass sliding doors which flood the saloon with natural light.

The classic explorer can store two big tenders up to 9 meters under the huge aft deck area. A smaller crew tender finds his place on the foredeck.

The yacht accommodates 12 guests and 12 crew members. One of the design specials is a “quadruple-height staircase” that emphasizes the center of the yacht.

Résumé: Design is always a question of taste, but the layout with big hidden tender storage, big aft deck and private owner’s deck is great! Thumbs up, Rhoades Young!

Classic Explorer Yacht RhoadesYoung
Classic Explorer Yacht RhoadesYoung
Classic Explorer Yacht RhoadesYoung

ROSEY Yacht Nauta Air 111

ROSEY - Nauta Air 86

ROSEY (ex YOLO) is a 27m motor yacht by Cantiere delle Marche in 2014. She belongs to the Nauta Air Line.

The Nauta Air range is a semi-custom yacht line designed by Nauta Yachts. The design combines the superyacht style with explorer seaworthiness. It’s fully constructed in aluminum and offers to customize on many things. So the owner of ex YOLO was able to create with shipyard and designers the layout of the yacht. The layout of the Nauta Air range can be modified without disadvantages on its naval architecture.

Motor Yacht ROSEY is currently for sale with an asking price of €3,950,000.00, located in Italy.

ROSEY offers a 60 m² sun deck with whirlpool, sunbathing area and al fresco lounge with flybridge. A detached stairway connects main deck and master suite for owner’s privacy. The guests have an own access to the lower deck.

Mario Pedol of Nauta Design comments:

“We feel that the unique aspect of life aboard a yacht lies in the opportunity it gives you to immerge yourself totally in the natural environment around you. When we sat down to design the CdM Nauta Air we always kept one priority in mind: that of bringing the outside world “in”. To do this we used wide areas of glass and created architectural spaces where the indoors could communicate in harmony with the outdoors. By thinking of the yacht as one continuous space we created a new concept of on board living, especially on the main and upper decks. CdM Nauta Air yachts are motor yachts that stand out thanks to their autonomy, their on board safety and their ample living spaces. All this while retaining a solid, robust, seaworthy core that inspires confidence.”

Vasco Buonpensiere, Director of Sales and Marketing and partner at Cantiere delle Marche says:

“Thanks to the new Nauta Air 86′ project, Cantiere delle Marche has yet again shown that we are a shipyard that pays close attention to the market and knows how to anticipate its needs. We noticed that a large group of owners was looking for motor yachts that are different from the typical white-hulled planing boat with a flying bridge. They wanted an energy efficient boat that has larger interior volumes, something fully customizable and with sturdy metal construction. This without having to go for a large, three-bridge displacement yacht that can be heavy in more ways than one. Cantiere delle Marche decided to create the Nauta Air 86′ line to meet their needs. This line has the essential superyacht characteristics of ample, fully customizable spaces united with energy efficient autonomy and freedom of use with limited crew. The CdM Nauta Air line is designed to meet the needs of experienced yachtsmen who want the security and comfort of a large metal-hulled displacement yacht without losing the flexibility and the ease of use of a planing yacht. The project has been an immediate success. Several yachts have been sold even before the launch of the first yacht in the series and I want to thank Nauta Design for their perfect interpretation of our brief. Their designs for the Air line fully meet our goal for yachts with strong, direct character combined with simple and elegant lines”.

Main Specifications of ROSEY / Nauta Air 86

Length over all:27.15 m
Beam:6.50 m
Draft:1.60 m
Exterior Design:Nauta Design
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Main Engines:2x CATERPILLAR C18 ACERT (2x885 hp)
Cruising Speed:13.5 knots
Max. Speed:17 knots
Guests:10 in 4 cabins
Crew:4 in 2 cabins
Fuel Capacity22.000 l
Range @ 9 knots:3.200 nm

70m Explorer Yacht Tony Castro

68m Explorer Yacht Concept by Tony Castro

UK-based yacht designer Tony Castro presents a new 68m explorer yacht design for Sunrise Yachts in Turkey.

This masculine yacht concept features a foldable climate-controlled hangar and space for other tenders like two limo tenders, car, submarine, jet skis and so forth. She has a beam of 13m, a draft of 3.5m and accommodates 12 guests and a crew of 15.

Tony Castro describes this explorer as the Range Rover on the seas. Well, I think this is a good description. Good looking, very useful to carry things, tough in rough seas and of course a yacht typically very luxurious interior.

Another great feature is a large aft deck with bar, dining area, large pool and sunbathing area. The beach area with opening doors on the side and a fixed terrace on the stern with glass sliding doors.

Tony Castro designed the explorer yacht to his naval architecture credentials and touts with higher efficiency and vaster cruising range than other yachts in this class of size.

70m Explorer Yacht Tony Castro Helicopter Hangar

Foldable Helicopter Hangar


Ethereal Yacht Hybrid Royal Huisman

ETHEREAL: 58m Hybrid Sailing Yacht by Royal Huisman (2008)

ETHEREAL is a ketch rigged yacht launched by Royal Huisman in October 2008 (delivered beginning of 2009) and is the first yacht equipped with hybrid technology.

Many sites reported that Savannah by Feadship is the world’s first superyacht with hybrid propulsion. I didn’t because here is another hybrid motor yacht: The Columbus 40S Sport Hybrid launched in 2013. But the first is Ethereal. Thanks to Royal Huisman for remembering. Anyway, Congrats to Feadship for the biggest yacht with hybrid propulsion 🙂 (to the publishing date of this article 😉 )

Now let’s go the facts. The exterior and interior design were created by Pieter Beeldsnijder. The naval architecture for the ketch-rigged performance yacht was done by well-known Ron Holland. A very good trio to create awesome yachts.

Pictures by Franco Pace

Ethereal Yacht Hybrid Royal Huisman

The profile picture (edited by The Owen Agency) is available in higher resolution

Alongside her generator to recharge her 500 kW/h lithium polymer battery bank she is also equipped with a shaft-driven generator to recharge the batteries under sails when the propeller twirls.

In addition to eco-friendly benefit: Ethereal is quieter and by association more comfortable. Normally you need generators around the clock to produce enough power for hydraulic and electric motors (anchor winches, sail winches, furlers, yacht’s electronics and what you have). So you can also use the energy from the battery bank.

Now six years after launch she logged over 100.000 miles.

Main Specifications of Ethereal

Length over all:58.04 m
Length water line:48.03 m
Beam:11.42 m
Draft:4.90 m
Exterior Design:Pieter Beeldsnijder
Interior Design:Pieter Beeldsnijder
Naval Architecture:Ron Holland
Sail Area (close to the wind):1,606 m²
Propulsion System:Hybrid propulsion consisting of two drive trains
Each consisting of a Caterpillar C18 (533 kW @
2100 rpm) diesel engine together with a 300 kW
Combimac electric motor / generator
Fuel Capacity:46.438 l

Saudade Yacht Wally Sail

SAUDADE // WALLY // 45M

Saudade is a 45m sailing yacht built by Wally in 2008.

In case you don’t know her and you see her for the first time, would you see a Wally in her? It’s an untypically deckhouse. If I see it with the Wally glasses, it’s a bit conservative ;). Even so, she is very stylish. I would describe her sporty, elegant and clean with her flush deck 🙂

Her exterior and interior design come from the boards of Eidsgaard Design. The naval architecture was done by Bill Tripp Design.

Onboard sailing video for a bit feeling ;)

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Main Specifications of SAUDADE

Length over all:45.19 m
Length water line:38.80 m
Beam:8.57 m
Draft:4.40 - 6.40 m
Exterior Design:Eidsgaard Design
Interior Design:Eidsgaard Design
Naval Architecture:Tripp Design
Sail Area:920 m²
Displacement:150 t
Crew:4
Guests:6

Kiss Yacht Feadship

Kiss (46m) by Feadship

Oh yes! Feadship launched yachts in a line (Savannah, Project 808) . The newest is christened "Kiss" and has a length of 46m.

Kiss was built at the Kaag facility and was designed by Dubois like the award-winning COMO launched in 2014 and is linked to her in some ways. After a half of year signing the contract of Como, Ed Dubois came with another client to Feadship.

Henk de Vries commented:

“With yachts like Como and Kiss, we are effectively building a sporty type boat around our average size of over 15 years ago, but now with all the know-how and intelligence, Feadship has developed. This facilitates a clever approach to high-end production, one which remains entirely custom while keeping the costs of a Feadship of this size within the bounds of reason.”

Kiss Yacht Feadship

“Ed was highly appreciative of the way that the Feadship yards work with outside designers as well as the in-house naval architects at Feadship De Voogt. Even though Como and Kiss have similar looks they are very different yachts. Most if not all yards would have taken a platform approach based on Como’s hull, offering the client a discount for the reduced amount of engineering. That’s not how Feadship does things.”

“The owner of Kiss required a more conventional speed of 16 knots (Como is 19), so she has a different power plant. And while Como is a sports boat with an open top deck, Kiss has a complete master penthouse on the upper deck. This obviously added both volume and weight to the yacht, hence requiring a revised lines plan. Make no mistake, these are two different Feadships.”

The interior (no photos yet) was designed by also UK-based Redman Whitely Dixon design studio. Feadship describes it as a stark, crisp look.

Henk de Vries about the work with RWD:

“They did a fantastic job on Kiss. It is never easy to take over an interior design project once underway and, on behalf of Feadship, I would like to say how impressed we are again with RWD’s work.”

The owner has an own private deck. A feature what is not often used on yachts in the “smaller” 50m class. Kiss accommodates 8 guests in 4 cabins. There are two crew cabins, Captain’s Cabin and Engineer’s Cabin.

Main Specifications of Motor Yacht KISS

Length over all:46.40 m
Beam:9.00 m
Draft:2.28 m
Exterior Design:Dubois
Interior Design:Redman Whitely Dixon
Naval Architecture:Dubois
Main Engines:2x Caterpillar C32 / 895 kW @ 1800 rpm
Guests:VIP stateroom on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. All of the guest accommodation is ensuite.double owner’s stateroom, up to four additional guests in lower
deck cabins.
Crew:Four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck, twin staff
Fuel Capacity51.000 l

Euphoria 54 Sailing Yacht

Euphoria 54 - Pocket sized superyacht

The Euphoria 54 is actually a smaller yacht for this blog. But as a sailor, I have to check also this sizes. I was impressed by this craftsmanship and the wonderful interior. So she needs a place here.

Euphoria Yachts is a brand of the Turkish-based Sirena Marine shipyard. Her German Frers designed exterior has very fine lines and enough space for a working regatta crew on deck. She is equipped with modern technologies to handle the yacht easily with a crew of two. Or alone if you have enough practice to berth.

The Euphoria 54 features a stern garage for a small tender. So you have an unimpeded deck.

The interior design is bright, luxurious and feels very spacious for a 54-footer sailing yacht with awesome craftsmanship. The design comes from the boards of Design Unlimited. Nice details are the floor-level lighting and storages with hidden latches to keep the interior clear. The flatscreen tv can be recessed if it is not in use.

The yacht accommodates six guests in three cabins (including owner’s cabin). Two double cabins and one twin bed cabins are available. Owner and guest cabins come up with ensuites including showers.

Personally, I prefer yachts from 80 to about 115 feet. So I look forward to their 84 feet model. If I would purchase the 54-feet-model I would add a second engine control system to have it on both sides and another navigating system outside.

Main Specifications EUPHORIA 54

Length over all:16.46 m
Length of Waterline:14.96 m
Beam:4.90 m
Exterior Design:German Frers
Interior Design:Design Unlimited
Draft:2.40 / 3.00 m
Mainsail:95 m²
Jib79 m²

Layout, Profile & Sail Plan


Brazilian-House-on-Water-Vripack

Vripack designed Brazilian House inspired Yacht

A client came to the Dutch design studio Vripack with the question: “Could you design a yacht with all the features of our traditional Brazilian house?” Vripack answered: "Yes, of course, why not?" So they did.

Robin de Vries, designer at Vripack explains;

“The owner is in a time of his life where his children are old enough and his parents are young enough to join him on long voyages. They are active adventurers who will be cruising to harsh environments, so naturally, they require the ability to be comfortably inside together while still enjoying the outside ambiance in its entire splendor. With three generations, plus captain and crew, there’s definitely a lot happening on this boat. The layout of this globe-trotting vessel is, therefore, one of its key features.”

Marnix J. Hoekstra of Vripack added:

“Without proper guidelines, this could easily lead to something extremely modernistic. For the owner, it still has to look like a yacht. Not just a fancy object. It needed to be fresh and modern yet keeping traditional yacht lines. It isn’t a building; it’s a ship and it needs a bow.”.

Brazilian-House-on-Water-Vripack

When owner and guests are boarding at the stern, they will find a lofty one-and-a-half-story welcome lounge with lazy spiraling stairs and a step-less connection to two senior VIPs. Vripack designed this project have a feeling of openness, spaciousness and to be nearer to nature.

The owner’s area will be connected to the children’s cabin. This project also features the option to transform the cabin into one big family’s area.

Tenders and Toys will find their place on the main aft deck.

“The layout allows for the several different functions of a multi-generational family. She will sail all around the world, whether it is the Amazon or the Arctic and the Brazilian house architecture gave something unique to our yachting industry; the Hortus”, explains Robin.

We basically shifted the traditional Sky Lounge backward creating a full glass observatory. In front of that, we placed the Hortus which functions as a breeze way. Surrounded with glass bulwarks the area is open to the sides. The Hortus can be easily cooled down, heated but better yet while sailing or at anchor you can be safe with the kids in the elements, thus experiencing the great outdoors as never before.”

Marnix concludes:

“We have a tremendous amount of experience in modern explorers, but it’s the new degree of contemporary architecture in this concept that’s so exciting for us. With the lack of a traditional aft deck and the addition of a Brazilian-House-inspired open mid-deck the owner lets us know that we crafted a contemporary globe trotter that sets a new standard yet again.”.


Jaguar Figure head Kismet Yacht

Making of Video: The Jaguar on Kismet's Bow

Wondering who made this great Jaguar figurehead on the bow on the 95m Kismet by Lürssen? It was the Belgium-based 3d-printing factory Materialise.

Why a Jaguar with a football helmet as a Figurehead? The owner of Kismet is also the owner of the NFL football team Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jaguar Figure head Kismet Yacht
Jaguar Figure head Kismet Yacht

My Sky Yacht Heesen Yachts

My Sky // Heesen Yachts

Heesen Yachts delivered the 51m Omega Architects designed "My Sky". She features an interior design by Erick van Egeraat.

MY SKY has an extended range of 5.400 nautical miles at an economical speed of 10 knots while her top speed is 15.6 knots. Heesen constructed her in steel (hull) and aluminum (superstructure).

MY SKY has space for up to twelve guests in five cabins. The owner has a full-beam suite forward on the main deck. Also, forwardly located is a touch-and-go helipad. If it’s not in use, so it’s a large sunbathing area.

Guests will enjoy life at sea both inside and on deck: The main saloon aft, with its large circular dining table, lounge and bar area with a 6 square meters LED screen connects to the main deck aft, which features built-in settees and seats around two low coffee tables for optimum relaxation. The upper deck lounge, with its 270-degree view and stunning rotating, circular, white leather seating area, opens onto the aft terrace, accommodating a large dining table ideal for entertainment and al fresco dining under the stars, even under way. Above, the Sundeck’s large Jacuzzi, surrounded by sun pads, is perfect for recreation, rest, and repose.

Mark Cavendish, Sales and Marketing Director of Heesen Yachts, comments:

“My Sky is a very important achievement for our shipyard. Working with Erick van Egeraat and his team – who are new to yachting but are a very talented team of architects – pushed Heesen to overcome its boundaries. I believe that MySky will turn heads!”

Main specifications of MY SKY

Length over all:51.10 m
Beam:9.60 m
Draft:3.25 m
Classification:Lloyds 100A1 SSC YACHT G6 LMC Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2 / MCA
Main Engines:2 x MTU 12V 4000 M53 (1850 HP each)
Max. speed @ half load:15.6 knots
Range @ 10 knots:5.400 nm
Exterior Design:Omega Architects
Interior Design:Erik van Egeraat
Engine Control:MTU Blue Vision, three control stands
Construction:Steel (hull) / Aluminium (superstructure)


X-Ballet Yacht 90m Pastrovich Studio

X-Ballet // Pastrovich Studio // 92m

Monaco-based yacht design company Pastrovich Studio presents a 92m explorer styled motor yacht called X-Ballet.

Usually, we see futuristic designs by Pastrovich. Now they come up with a more conservative explorer yacht design. I have to say: Congrats! I like it. Especially the slanted line from the middle to the aft.

The concept is equipped with a helipad, two sailing yacht tenders (as a sailor: Double thumbs up :)) on the side like Le Grand Bleu (Stefano Pastrovich was also involved) and Tatoosh. A large aft deck with further water sports toys and a large beach club can be found at the stern.

X-Ballet was created to have a “connection between interior and exterior spaces to develop and increase human emotions on X-Ballet.”

Like the stern area is the whole interior ‘beach house’ inspired. The layout can be changed by owner’s and/or guests requirements.

“Comfortable, easy in its sophistication and not particularly demanding.”

Other special features are a fully equipped gym with a climbing wall, a wellness center. X-Ballet has a floodable dock to launch a private submarine or other tenders with style.

I hope to see that one with hybrid propulsion may be powered with microturbines.

Main Specifications X-BALLET

Length over all:92.00 m
Beam:16.20 m
Draft:5.00 m
Exterior Design:Pastrovich Studio
Interior Design:Pastrovich Studio
Max. Speed:18 knots
Crew:38
Guests:18 in 9 cabins

Cool Breeze Yacht Brenta 80 DC

Cool Breeze - Brenta 80 DC by Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

Brenta 80 DC (christened S/Y "Cool Breeze") is the new baby by Michael Schmidt under his new brand: Michael Schmidt Yachtbau in Greifswald, northern Germany.

Cool Breeze is the result of 40 years experience by Michael Schmidt, the founder of luxury sailing yacht builder HanseYachts. Mr. Schmidt, also the winner of the legendary Admiral’s Cup regatta in 1985 summarizes that project:

“This boat is an accumulation of my life’s work”

The exterior lines of the Brenta 80 DC were made by Lorenzo Argento who worked for the well-known Italian yacht design studio Luca Brenta. He was involved in most WALLY and B-Yachts projects over the last 20 years and founded his own design studio in 2016.

Responsible for the interior is the award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield. As a sailor and owner of a Brenta 42, he integrated his love to the sea in this project. He designed a very clean interior.

Michael Schmidt explains:

“The Brenta 80 DC is a completely European product, being built in Greifswald, Germany on the Baltic Sea. Brenta Design of Italy provides the exterior design with the styling and interior being created by David Chipperfield Architects of Great Britain and in RegaYacht, we have found a competent partner for all the composite work.”

Andreas Bock, Project Manager at MS Yachtbau commented:

“Up until now, most bluewater yachts have been heavy and slow. By using the lighter and more durable carbon fiber technology, we’re able to create a yacht that is not only faster but incredibly strong, durable and ultimately safer. Carbon fiber provides a very low displacement, more accurate control and more stability resulting in a more efficient yacht. It’s built for those who embrace the cruising lifestyle, sprinting large distances.”

As a sailor and fan of sailing yachts in the 70 to 130 class, I look forward to taking the chance for a visit when the Brenta 80 is finished to see her in all details.

Main Specifications of COOL BREEZE

Length over all:23.99 m
Length of Waterline:21.75 m
Beam:6.00 m
Draft:3.50 m
Exterior Design:Lorenzo Argento
Naval Architecture:Lorenzo Argento
Interior Design:Sir David Chipperfield
Mainsail:188 m²
Selftacking Jib118 m²
Code0230 m²
Gennaker403 m²
Cool Breeze Yacht Brenta 80 DC

Savannah Yacht Feadship

Savannah // Feadship // Hybrid Yacht

Dutch luxury yacht builder Feadship launched the 83.50-meter hybrid superyacht project 686 which is now christened "Savannah".

Savannah’s exterior lines are from the boards of CG Design and the in-house team of Feadship – De Voogt Naval Architects. The interior comes completely from CG Design.

The hybrid propulsion plant includes ONE Wärtsilä diesel engine and three generators. Thanks to a big battery pack, there is not just diesel and diesel-electric. Savannah has also a full-electric mode.

Other innovations are a floating superstructure, an underwater lounge, the ‘open’ aft deck areas, and much more besides.

What means a ‘floating superstructure’? Feadship describes:

“The glass and composite panels appear to float thank to complex visual trickery involving stainless steel strips, aluminum supports, and teak. The stainless steel doors form part of the yacht’s continuous line and also appear to be floating as part of an immensely complicated design feature.”

“Savannah is a yacht full of premieres,” emphasizes Feadship director Henk de Vries. “As the first-ever hybrid superyacht, she offers incredible flexibility in operations and loading of the power plant. The result is fuel savings of some thirty percent compared to the best boats that we have launched to date.”

(Editor’s note: Savannah is the largest hybrid superyacht. The first one was Ethereal by Royal Huisman)

“The way in which one gigantic propeller has been installed in front with another electrically powered prop in its slipstream has also never been applied on a yacht. A similar system has been used onboard passenger ships in Japan, but that is an ‘industrial’ solution, without the attention to comfort required on a Feadship. To achieve this on a superyacht entailed an exceptional degree of cooperation with Wärtsilä and all the other equipment manufacturers.

“Another major innovation is the batteries, which were suggested by the owner. These provide extra speed at the top end, allow proper loading of the generators at any speed and facilitate super-quiet cruising at slow speeds without any engines turning. We have installed Li-ion batteries with no less than one million Watts.

“More than a thousand people have been involved with the creation of Savannah since the contract was signed at the end of 2011. And the tremendous final result once again shows how Feadship is never afraid to venture into uncharted waters.”

The yacht won an award at FLIBS as best yacht over 65m.

Main Specifications of SAVANNAH

Length over all:83.50 m
Beam:12.50 m
Draft:3.95 m
Design:CG Design / Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Design:CG Design
Naval Architecture:Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects
Main Engine:1 x Wärtsilä 9L20 4stroke@1800kW @1000 rpm
Generator:1 x Caterpillar C32 & 2x Caterpillar C18
Batteries:Corvus 1000 kWh Li-ion
Guests:10 guests in four large guest rooms, one VIP stateroom + 2 in Owner's Stateroom
Crew:22/26 crew eight crew cabins, one captain’s cabin, one engineer’s cabin, two officers’ cabins
Water Sports2x 9.00m tenders, 1x 15’ tender, wave runners, etc.


Blue Papillon Yacht Royal Huisman

Blue Papillon // Royal Huisman

Blue Papillon is a 43m sailing yacht built by Royal Huisman in 2013 and designed by Germán Frers with interior design by Rhoades Young.

Germán Frers gave her a high-performance hull with a fixed keel and a deckhouse with a low profile. The yacht is easy to sail with a minimal crew of two thanks to carbon fiber rig with a furling system by Rondal.

Blue Papillon has three cockpits and an extended roof over the main cockpit to give shade. The owner’s cockpit at the aft deck has a retractable tarpaulin for some extra privacy when the crew is doing her job. Also, a large sunbed is located there.

Because the transom door is closed, we don’t see the “beach deck”. A fold-down platform with staircase to enjoy the time at anchor.

Blue Papillon has a clean flush deck. Many parts are recessed like the hatches and their hinges. She is also equipped with a swing-over anchor system.

A 4.5m tender is stored in the lazarette. Another can find a place on the foredeck.

Images by Fly Pictures

Main Specifications BLUE PAPILLON

Length over all:43.31 m
Beam:8.98 m
Draft:4.50 m
Exterior Design:Germán Frers
Naval Architecture:Germán Frers
Interior Design:Rhoades Young
Mainsail:506 m²
Yankee Sail527 m²
Blade Sail459 m²
Mast Height57 m

Flying Dragon Yacht

Flying Dragon // Admiral Regale 45

Flying Dragon is a 45m motor yacht from the Admiral Regale 45 series by The Italian Sea Group.

Flying Dragon has a fast planing hull built completely in aluminum with a raised pilot house. She reaches a top speed of 27 knots. The design comes from the drawing boards of Luca Dini.

The huge main salon features a full headroom sliding doors on the starboard side. The interior is styled in-house by Admiral Centro Stile with a mixture of dark wood and beige colored lacquered ceilings.

Forward of the main salon is the dining area for up to 12 guests. The full beam owner’s suite with large windows for a lot of natural light is located forward on the main deck. The owner’s cabin features a 2m x 2m balcony on the starboard side. Behind a big mirror which measures 4m x 2m is a 55″ TV.

The Owner bathroom has black marble wash basins, white onyx tub, and shower which also features a light blue onyx wall.

Forward of the owner suite, the steam bath is set between his and her dressing rooms, featuring white onyx floor and glass walls.

Flying Dragon has a big bar corner on the main deck and also on the overlooking sea sun deck which is equipped with Jacuzzi, sun bathing area and a teak table for up to 12 people.

The hard top covering part of the sun deck features a teak ceiling with the graphic of a TAO. An external area can be covered with Arabian tents tied on removable poles.

The 4 guest cabins of Flying Dragon are located on the lower deck and include two twin bed cabins and two double VIPs, all with ensuite bathrooms.

All cabins feature dark wood furniture, in contrast with the light color carpets, which are further enhanced by red onyx borders and leather headboards.

The crew area is located forward on the lower deck, featuring three double cabins and a large captain cabin.

The main galley is also located on the lower deck and the crew can also benefit by a huge crew mess and by a separate laundry area.

Main Specifications

Length over all:44.80 m
Beam:8.60 m
Material:Aluminum Alloy (hull and superstructure)
Engines:2 x MTU 12 V 4000 M93L - 3460 hp
Max. Speed:27 knots
Cruising Speed:24 knots
Guest Accommodation:5 Cabins
Crew Accommodation:4 Cabins
Exterior Design:Luca Dini / Admiral Centro Stile
Interior Design:Admiral Centro Stile
Fuel Capacity:40.000 l

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Lucian Facchini Yacht Design Aldebaran

Luciano Facchini Design Gallery

Luciano Facchini Yacht Design shows us a selection of yacht designs from his drawing board.

Aldebaran (24m)

Luxury Yacht with iPhone / Smartphone control. There is also a 45m version of this concept.

Jet Ski, Tenders, Motor Boats


Vitruvius Yacht 50m Motor Yacht

Vitruvius Yachts presents a new 50m Motor Yacht

Vitruvius Yachts by Philippe Briand presents a new 50m project of under 500 GT.

It’s based on the awarded (including “Motor Yacht of the Year 2011” at The World Superyacht Awards) 2010 launched “Exuma” by Picchiotti Motor Yachts (part of the Perini Navi Group). Exuma completed successfully a world circumnavigation of 55.000 nautical miles and proved her efficiency and reliability.

This 50m design is a typical Vitruvius design: Sleek, robust, efficient and well-balanced to cruise with style and comfort.

Combining luxury with green efficiency is the hallmark of excellence by Vitruvius Yacht. The optimized hull saves 25 % less fuel consumption. In this way also a reduced CO₂ emission than other yachts of her size.

Vitruvius Yacht 50m Motor Yacht

She has a range of 5.500 nautical miles at an economical speed of 12 knots. The layout of the new 50m distinguishes her from Exuma. Exuma was designed as a long distance explorer this projects was designed for cruising with more rooms.

The space on the main deck is used for the owner’s suite and two large guests cabins for this is the most comfortable location for the cabins. On the lower deck, there are two other roomy guest cabins and the remaining space is dedicated to huge crew quarters for the seven crew.

The living area on the main deck presents the possibility to open on three faces instead of the aft wall only. Transparency is key, which is why all walls of the superstructure are all surrounded by high bay windows, bringing light and outer views into all of the accommodations.

The outer space areas are twice as large than on EXUMA. They include a larger upper terrace, a sun deck and a lounge area on the fore deck. The sun deck has a Jacuzzi.

Since her launch in July 2010, the efficient Vitruvius 50m EXUMA has enjoyed enormous success thanks to her striking and innovative design. This multiple awards winning yacht is the result of a seamless collaboration between Vitruvius Yachts, Philippe Briand, and the shipyard Picchiotti SPA.  The construction of this new Vitruvius 50M will use all the experience and expertise of these partnerships to build a yacht that will cruise effortlessly in The Mediterranean, The Caribbean and beyond.


40m Sailing Yacht Philippe Briand

Philippe Briand presents 39m Sloop for Perini Navi

UK-based yacht designer Philippe Briand unveiled a new 39m sloop for Italian yacht builder Perini Navi. It will be a sister ship to "P2".

P2 has placed consistently well at superyacht regattas around the globe resulting in over 10 podium finishes to date.  She was designed for racing and cruising in comfort with the owner’s family. The new owner has ordered this first 39m on the back of the resounding success of P2.

40m Sailing Yacht Philippe Briand

The 39m sloop design represents many of the most popular features of the award winning P2.  Briand has modified a few of the characteristics of the original design to better adapt the design to a full performance/cruising program. There is now a furling boom and the water ballast has been neutralized, giving more usable space inside.  The aesthetic roof design accentuates the yacht’s dynamic character. It houses an extremely spacious and well-sheltered cockpit.

40m Sailing Yacht Philippe Briand Interior

The two sisterships are due to meet at The Perini Navi Cup, Porto Cervo in September 2015.

“The 39m is a very responsive swift and agile yacht. It has an appealing attractive design and size for owners looking predominantly for performance It is fully optimized and highly competitive in superyacht regattas as well as offering very comfortable cruising features.  Once again my team and I are delighted to partner with The Perini Navi Group to further develop this successful design.”

said Philippe Briand, Naval Architect