Echo Yachts Support Vessel

50m Support Vessel // Echo Yachts

Australian shipyard Echo Yachts unveiled the 50m Project Echo – HSV Humanitarian Support Vessel with a catamaran hull, designed by Bannenberg & Rowell.

The 50m catamaran-hulled support vessel features naval architecture by Incat Crowther and has been made to compete with heavy seas. The layout of the support vessel is flexible to use for the owner’s own adventures or to support disaster reliefs in remote areas.

Dickie Bannenberg of Bannenberg & Rowell:

“There is a history of London / Western Australian collaboration in the Bannenberg studio of course, and we have been very pleased to continue that with Echo Yachts and Incat Crowther on this new design initiative.

Support Vessels are an interesting and growing segment of the market but not necessarily one populated with vessels which combine both form and function as we believe the Echo Yachts vessel does.

The catamaran platform offers stability, fuel efficient range and space – providing an ideal mother ship for adventure and humanitarian operations whenever the need might arise. It’s good looking and practical. Echo Yachts are able to offer many technical and yacht finish options to suit any need and it has been a pleasure working with them.”

Landing craft tender and helicopter to support land crews from support vessel ECHO

The open aft deck has a knuckle-boom crane with a capacity of 12 tonnes to move 10 feet container with medical goods and drinking water onto a 12m catamaran tender, designed by All-seas Design and the boatbuilder Vikal. To operate away from the coast, a helicopter can land on the aft deck. Furthermore, people can be evacuated to the vessel’s medial rooms.

Chris Blackwell of Echo Yachts:

“This new customizable design is offered at a lower price point than our previous Project Echo – ‘ASY’ Adventure Support Yacht model and sees the removal of the large flush-deck A-frame crane from the stern, yet remains very capable of launching and retrieving large watercraft and submersibles with its 12 tonne knuckle-boom crane. Our pricing, our 100% customizable design philosophy and timely delivery are further improved due to the low Australian Dollar and our immediate newbuild project capacity”.

Brett Crowther of Incat Crowther Naval Architects:

“Incat Crowther is pleased to support the development of the newly designed ‘Project Echo’ Humanitarian Support Vessel’.  Working under Echo Yachts’ lead, and in conjunction with Bannenberg & Rowell for exterior styling, Incat Crowther brings our well-proven offshore catamaran hull form and engineering capability to underpin the concept perfectly.

Ideally suited to the specific operational requirements of this concept, our catamaran hull has a large and functional deck space with the ability to carry significant cargo and ancillary equipment, custom tenders, and other deck equipment, together with fuel and provisions for a four thousand mile operational range.

Together with its high deadweight capacity and exemplary propulsive efficiency, this Incat Crowther hull form has already been well proven in tough oceanic conditions, and is the benchmark solution in the commercial offshore oil and gas industry, where superior sea keeping, ruggedness and performance offshore are paramount.”

Thunder Venetian Taxi Nuvolari Lenard

Luxury Water Taxi with Hybrid Propulsion // Nuvolari Lenard

Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard created a luxurious water taxi for the channels of Venice, built by Cantieri Vizianello.

Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard are known for their exciting designs of superyachts and yacht tenders. Now they created the water taxi THUNDER with a luxurious signature like the limousine tenders of megayachts but with the style of the classic Venetian water taxis. Moreover, the water taxi comes with hybrid propulsion to drive free of emissions in electric-only mode through the channels of Venice. The water taxis also drive in open waters to the airport where they can reach higher speeds with diesel engines so that the boat can recharge the batteries.

Protecting the heart of Venice

Carlo Nuvolari says:

“As Venetians, Dan and I feel a strong connection with the city and have experienced first-hand the damage that is being caused to its delicate structures, through air and noise pollution as well as physical erosion. We felt that it was crucial to address the problems facing our beautiful hometown, and that Nuvolari Lenard was well placed to lead the charge in finding a solution, through a unique project dedicated to helping Venice.”

Currently, Nuvolari Lenard discusses another prototype equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion for an Asian car manufacturer.

THUNDER seats up to 14 guests in a luxurious ambiance

Heesen Yachts Altea


Heesen Yachts builds the new 50m project ALTEA on the proven platform 5000 Aluminum with Fast Displacement Hull Form.

Project ALTEA based on the proven platform NOVA PLUS – a faster vessel with a traditional MTU engine configuration than NOVA with hybrid propulsion. It is a sister ship to ERICA. The exterior design comes from long-term partners Omega Architects, while Cristiano Gatto drew the interior design. As many yachts by Heesen, also ALTEA has the patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by Van Oossanen Naval Architects.

Her twin MTU 12V 2000 M72 engines have a total power of 2.160 hp to reach a maximum speed of 19.5 knots. At the cruising speed of 12 knots, ALTEA has a transatlantic range of 3,750 nautical miles.

The yacht is an on-spec project and for sale. Delivery is scheduled for spring 2021. Potential clients can visit Heesen Interiors in Winterswijk, The Netherlands, to inspect the interior mock-up of the project.

A look inside of ALTEA

The interior is warm but bright as well. Cristiano Gatto uses veneers of stained Canaletto and American walnut for the walls and flooring. Moreover, custom made carpets by Luxury Pride.
ALTEA welcomes up to twelve guests and has an interior space of 350 square meters.

Material Overview

Heesen Yachts Altea Material Overview

Baltic 146 Yacht

Baltic 146 // Judel/Vrolijk

Finnish luxury yacht builder Baltic Yachts builds 45m yacht Baltic 146 with exterior and interior design by judel/vrolijk & Co from Germany.

The Baltic 146 has been developed as a bluewater cruiser but with twin rudders and a carbon-fiber hull to offer performance. A lifting keel reduces the draft from 5.90m to 3.40m. Captive winches keep a clean deck support a small crew to sail the 45m yacht. A bimini is over the cockpit and the double helm station as well. The 550 hp Scania engine is connected to a pod drive that rotates 360-degree and also serves as a stern thruster. Furthermore, the engine features SCR (Selective Catalytic Conversion).

The owners’ and three guest’s cabins are in the forward area of the vessel, while the crew of seven people is in the aft area.

Delivery is scheduled for the summer of 2021.

Baltic 146 Yacht

Yacht designer Rolf Vrolijk comments:

“This is a great opportunity to further develop the high performance, multi-role superyacht for which our design studio and Baltic Yachts have become renowned.”

Construction Updates May 2020

Main Specifications of BALTIC 146

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Tripp 90 YYachts 27m Sailing Yacht

Tripp 90 // YYACHTS

The 27m Tripp 90 will be launched in November 2020 with an Andrew Winch interior design at YYachts shipyard in northern Germany.

The young shipyard under the ownership of Michael Schmidt (founder of Hanse Yachts), launched several yachts like the Y7 BELLA (also designed by Bill Tripp) and the Brenta 80 DC COOL BREEZE for example. Moreover, the research sailing vessel EUGEN SEIBOLD.

The Tripp 90 that belongs to the custom work division of the German shipyard features a Winch interior and will be the largest yacht to date by YYachts. The American owner wants to sail regattas and to cruise worldwide with the carbon-fiber boat that weighs under 50 tons with 20-ton ballast. It is the third time of collaboration between Tripp and the London-based studio Andrew Winch after the sailing yachts SHAMAN and ALITHIA.

There are no interior renderings yet, but the shipyard describes the style as follows:

“The spacious interior is minimalistic with an open layout and plenty of natural light. Stylistic inspirations from the east coast of the USA and Scandinavian influences from the middle of the last century in combination with the use of soft leather and light oak wood give the ambiance a restrained elegance.”

The deck salon of the Tripp 90 has been created to look around the sea with an abundance of natural light.

Main Specifications of the TRIPP 90

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Adventure 32 Lynx Yachts

Adventure 32 // Lynx Yachts // Bernd Weel Design

Lynx Yachts unveils new renderings of the Adventure 32 with exterior design by Bernd Weel Design and naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design.

The exterior design of the Adventure 32 is different from the previously presented Adventure 29. Alongside the large open outside area, the yacht has a big 40 square meter swimming platform that is also the storage for tender and toys. The 32m yacht has a robust explorer yacht design with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure and is powered 2 x Caterpillar C18 – 2 x 1000 hp at 2300 rpm. The fuel consumption of the engine configuration is 400 liters/h at the maximum speed of 15 knots, 220 liters/h (Cruising – 13.5 knots), and 130 liters/h with the economical speed of 11 knots.

The Adventure 32 has a five-cabin layout and a four-cabin layout. With five cabins, the vessel welcomes ten guests. There are the owner’s cabin on the main deck forward and four guest cabins on the lower deck. The four-cabin layout has two guest cabins and a full-beam VIP suite. The crew area accommodates up to six people.

Main Specifications of the Adventure 32

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Canados 696 Motor Yacht

Canados 696 // Marco Casali - Too Design

The design of the Canados 696 features the typical characteristics of Italian yacht design like sporty and elegant exterior lines in the 30m class.

The yacht’s hull is made of GRP; the superstructure contains Kevlar/Aramat. The Canados 696 has standard propulsion of two V12 MAN engines with a power of 1,900 hp each with V-Drives. Moreover, there are also Caterpillar C32 Acert with 1,925 hp or two MTU 12V 2000 M96L (1,920 hp) for a cruising speed between 23 and 26 knots. Some extra power can be delivered with a twin configuration of MTU V16 2000 M96L with 2,600 hp each for a cruising speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of 29 knots.

This is a custom heading element.

The buying process of the yacht includes a session with designer Marco Casali to create the interior design. The Canados 696 is available with three and four cabins layout on the lower deck. The three-cabin version has a full-beam VIP suite. The owners’ cabin is on the main deck and is equipped with a lateral sofa, and a vanity/desk—furthermore, direct access to the owners’ private area forward outside.

Main Specifications of the CANADOS 696

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83m Yacht camdesign Camillo De Gaspari

83m Explorer Yacht with Flat Panel Antennas // Camdesign

Italian yacht designer, Camillo De Gaspari of camdesign, created an 83m yacht design with flat antennas.

On the first look, this design looks like a typical 83m yacht. On the second look, you will miss the satdomes. Camillo De Gaspari, the owner of the Italian design studio camdesign, replaced the domes with Kymeta flat panel antennas for the communication systems. The compact antennas save some space to place solar panels and wind turbines. The hull is made of steel, while the superstructure is an aluminum construction.

The yacht accommodates up to 18 passengers and 18 crew members. The bow welcomes a helicopter on a touch-and-go helipad. Furthermore, the tender garage storage houses a three pax submarine, four jet-skis, four Vespa scooters, and last but not least two rescue boats (RIB).

It is powered with full-hybrid propulsion by Wärtsilä with four generators (5750 bhp in total) and 2,800 kW lithium-ion batteries.

Main Specifications of the 83m Yacht

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Phi Royal Huisman

Project PHI by Royal Huisman with matching Support Vessel

Royal Huisman sent out a secretive teaser of their upcoming project PHI - a 55m radical styled fast-displacement motor yacht.

Project PHI (the golden ratio) has an exterior design by Cor D. Rover and an interior design by Lawson Robb. The naval architecture comes from Van Oossanen and features the patented Fast Displacement XL platform and will reach speeds up to 22 knots.

The full-aluminum yacht will be equipped with gyro stabilizers and has a GT of under 500. Up to twelve guests can enjoy the yacht; a crew of eleven will serve guests and yacht.

Motor Yacht PHI Royal Huisman

Charlotte Robb comments:

“This is an extraordinary project, an extraordinary client and team with an extraordinary vision. We are extremely excited to work with such an inspirational team in creating a truly unique home away from home and setting a new bar for yacht design.”

Technical Director Jaap Gelling of Royal Huisman comments:

“The Phi-team approached Royal Huisman because the client was looking for a yard renowned for its great dedication and ability to realize this yacht with its inherent challenges, staying within the definition of Phi. With its long-standing experience building custom sailing superyachts renowned for their technical innovation and reliability, as well as overall quality, Royal Huisman have developed highly sophisticated design engineering and space planning capabilities and is therefore able to meet any space management challenges  – after all this ability lies at the very heart of building large sailing-superyachts.

Needless to say that Phi is an exciting project for our shipyard. Royal Huisman’s mantra has always been: ’If you can dream it, we can build it’ and we are looking forward to demonstrating just how well we will do exactly that.”

Delivery to the experienced owner is in 2021.

Project PHI gets an 36m Support Vessel by Alia Yachts

Also, the 36m support vessel to transport more tenders and toys has been designed by Cor D. Rover and features naval architecture by Van Oossanen. The shadow vessel is currently under construction at Alia Yachts in Turkey. The yard announced on April 20th, 2020, the turning of the full-aluminum hull. The ship will be ready in 2021.

The shadow vessel has an cargo deck with a size of 157 sqm, a 45 sqm garage and 33 sqm workshop.

Equipped with two 2 x CAT C-32, the boat reaches a top speed of 21 knots. The cruising speed is 12 knots and features an operating range of 4,200 nm.

“We developed the naval architecture and engineering together with the captain, who provided a lot of input,says naval architect Perry van Oossanen. “Like the mothership, the vessel has a fast Displacement XL hull form, which combines the speed and efficiency advantages of the FDHF concept with the maximum length with in a given gross tonnage category for optimal seakeeping and comfort.”

Hull turning to start construction of superstructure and outfitting

Update January 23, 2020 - Hull and Superstructure married, more lines are visible

Ribelle Yacht Vitters

RIBELLE // VITTERS // Malcolm McKeon // Rémi Tessier

RIBELLE is a 33m sailing yacht by Vitters, designed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design (exterior) and Rémi Tessier (interior).

RIBELLE is one of my favorite sailing yachts – a masterpiece inside and outside. The boat features a very modern, radical yet elegant exterior design with reverse bow and the stern with rounded teak deck elements that are also on other Malcolm McKeon designs like LIARA and MISSY. Furthermore, an eye-catching deck house with tinted windows that gives character to the clean deck design. Green Marine built the carbon-fiber hull of the 33m yacht in the UK, Vitters launched the completed boat in 2017. The owners wanted a comfortable cruising yacht but also a fast sailing yacht to compete in international superyacht regattas. Alongside the carbon hull, Harken delivered carbon-fiber winches – furthermore, there are lightweight materials like rails made of titanium.

Thanks to the self-tacking jib, RIBELLE can be sailed with a small crew in cruising mode. The crew can change the cruising sails with high-tech sails to transform into the racing mode.

The power management features a hybrid system with two lightweight generators and a massive lithium battery pack. The 90-tonnes yacht has a cruising speed of 10 knots and a maximum speed of 12 knots (under the engine).

The yacht is for sale with a price on request.

Warm and modern interior with Wintergarden

Award-winning designer Rémi Tessier created a modern interior design with warm colors. The glazed deck house establishes a kind of winter garden to enjoy dining under the sky, even in colder evenings and nights. The style is characterized by white leather and bleached teak wood.

RIBELLE welcomes six guests in three cabins. The owner’s cabin has a walkaround bed.

RIBELLE in action at The Superyacht Cup

Main Specifications of RIBELLE

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Photos by Jeff Brown

An award-winning superyacht

RIBELLE won several awards for her striking design:


Marilyn Mower, Editor in large at Boat International interviewed owner Paola Trifirò during the LIFE UNDER SAIL 2019 event in the Monaco Yacht Club.

F16 Center Console Boat SFG Yacht Design

Exclusive Center Console Boat Design // SFG Yacht Design

Franco Gianni of SFG Yacht Design unveiled a new fresh exclusive design of the center console boat called F18 with a length of 18 meters and inboard engines and the smaller F16 with outboard motors.

Italian yacht designer Franco Gianni with offices in Miami and Italy, uses the Corona lockdown phase in his Italian home studio to create some artworks. Here are the F18 and F16 – two stylish center console boats to cruise in comfort but also with high speeds and, of course, with style.

“The teak deck on this boat is a work of art in itself, using a combination of colors to match the boat and a fishbone layout to really make it pop. I had to be careful to not over design her. I figured that a couple key pieces should standout and be defining, the aft deck table and the dashboard, to say the least. These two pieces are carefully thought out to not only look great but also be functional at the same time. The dashboard is a custom, single piece of dual curved glass with a giant custom, multipurpose navigation screen hidden underneath”

F18 - 18m Version with inboard engines

The F18 has two MAN 1900 12-cylinder engines with 1,900 hp each, connected to surface drives. The engine type meets the TIER III regulations.

More hull weight instead of "paperweight"

“Instead of building an all carbon fiber, epoxy infused, super light boat as many custom yards would prefer, I’m going with a heavier hull with carbon and Kevlar reinforcements and then doing the deck and all components in carbon to keep the center of gravity low for better sea keeping capabilities, I want this boat to be a true offshore machine not an 18 meter paperweight.”

F16 - 16 meters with ouboard engines

The smaller sister is powered by four 627 hp outboard engines by Seven Marine. Instead of sunbeds and bathing platform, the boat has a daybed aft with view on a big screen to watch movies.

Dynamiq GTM 90 Klassen Edition

Dynamiq GTM 90 Klassen Edition

Dynamiq Yachts teams up with car tuner Klassen and presents the Dynamiq GTM 90.

The Monaco-based yacht brand Dynamiq Yachts is known for its unique yacht designs and collaboration with luxury brands like Meissen, Porsche, Bentley et cetera. Now comes a partnership with Klassen – a company that lifts luxury cars to the next level.

The exterior has been created inhouse by Sergei Dobroserdov. Furthermore, there are the proven partners Van Oossanen Naval Architects who supports with the calculation of the hull lines and Giuseppina Arena, who styled the interior design of the previous project Dynamiq Global 330.

The expected top speed of the Dynamiq GTM 90 is 31 knots with triple configuration of Volvo Penta D13 IPS-1350 propulsion. The aluminum yacht has a range of 800 nautical miles at a speed of 17 knots. At a speed of 15 knots, the range extends to 900 nm. The bathing platform aft can host a Williams Jet Tender 505 that can be added in the configurator for €71,000. Moreover, a 5,5m x 5,5m inflatable FunAir pool can be stored to transform the stern into a beach club with a seawater area, protected by a net from the open water.

The price for the yacht starts at €7.500,000 and has a build time of 18 months.


The Dynamiq GTM 90 has a full-beam owners’ cabin that features a round bed on the lower deck. Moreover, three guest cabins and twos crew cabin for four people with separate ladderway and direct access to the engine room.

“The rich and sophisticated interior features a forward salon and a bar/galley area overlooking the aft beach club, which can remain open on sunny days or be closed when the evenings turn chilly to create almost a winter garden effect. Fold-down bulwarks and sliding glass doors help increase natural ventilation. Head heights are a generous 2.20m throughout the main deck (Dynamiq provides another option of the main deck layout where salon and dining area are united to form a larger space for groups of up to 16 people). A Bowers & Wilkins audio system delivers an incredible high-end sound experience throughout the yacht.”

Main Specifications of the Dynamiq GTM 90

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Life Saga Yacht Admiral Yachts

LIFE SAGA // Admiral Yachts

The exterior design of the 65m yacht LIFE SAGA comes from Gian Marco Campanino aka GMC Design; the interior design is a work by Mark Berryman.

Admiral Yachts constructed the vessel with a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. An impressive eye-catcher of the exterior design is the architectural element like on modern villas in the middle, as seen on the Admiral C-Force OURANOS, where Gian Marco Campanino was also involved as the interior designer. On LIFE SAGA, he delivered the exterior design and the internal layout.

With her two Caterpillar engines, the 65m yacht reaches a maximum speed of 16 knots and a cruising speed of 14.5 knots.


Mark Berryman created an interior with warm materials. The owners’ area comes with vertical windows. Moreover, the rest of interior benefits also from floor-to-ceiling windows to receive a lot of natural lights and panoramic views. The sun deck with sunbeds and two pools has a large shaded area with lounge and bar that reflects the style of the interior.

The lower deck houses the beachclub with gym, pool and sunbeds with access to the water via the bathing platform aft or the fold-out terraces. More fold-out balconies are part of the main deck.

Main Specifications of LIFE SAGA

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Tempo Yacht DLBA Naval Architects

TEMPO - Yacht Concept with Artificial Intelligence Systems // DLBA Naval Architects

DLBA Naval Architects created a yacht concept called TEMPO with an artificial intelligence system.

The 58m design TEMPO is the showcase project for an autonomous yacht with all the artificial intelligence systems to monitor the health of the systems, that are in use on commercial and military ships.

“The name of the concept is tied to the uptick in operational tempo that the AI will make possible through enhanced reliability and operational availability, meaning that owners and guest will be able to spend more quality time onboard enjoying all that yachting can offer.”

Navigation Autonomy

The autonomy of the navigation helps captain and crew to operate the yacht. It is in service in the commercial and military sector successful for years. The system use radar, AIS, electronic charts, video cameras and weather information systems to receive information.

“The operator is left to maintain a presence while the autonomous navigation system guides the vessel. The reduced level of focus required in this area results in higher situational awareness. The benefits to this include a reduced risk of collision and grounding, avoidance of heavy weather, optimization of fuel consumption and lower operator workload.”

Equipment & Health Monitoring

Equipment Health Monitoring

With those systems, a yacht or ship turns into a floating datacenter with complex systems with a lot of data streams that need to be monitored.

“Capturing and monitoring the data in real-time provides advanced diagnostics and prognostics of onboard systems and equipment through the use of sensors and data collection. Trending and
machine-learning can then be used to provide real-time feedback on board the vessel for almost all systems, which can then be used to identify almost all potential faults in advance – allowing for correction before they occur and maximizing the owner’s use and enjoyment of the vessel.”

Equipment & Health monitoring for Ships and Yachts

Cyber Security

Autonomous and unmanned, respectively, remote-controlled vessels need encrypted communication channels to protect against cybercriminals.

“Convergence of information and operational technology, including ICS components, on autonomous vessels highlight the importance of data integrity and system availability. A comprehensive and a holistic cybersecurity
approach addresses these concerns.”

Sailing Yacht Tango Wally Yachts

Tango // Wally

Black Beauty with a big dance floor aft: The 100 feet sailing yacht TANGO by Wally - the fourth unit of the WallyCento fleet

Naval Architect Mark Mills of Mills Design was appointed for the first time for a Wally project and comments:

“Tango is our largest project to date and also we believe the most innovative, the most stylish, and certainly one of the most satisfying to develop in collaboration with the client, Wally, Pininfarina, and Persico Marine. We owe our involvement to the vision of Luca Bassani who suggested us to bring a fresh mindset to the Wallycento design question. 

We developed a radical proposal combining dramatic deck geometry with a novel interior layout for the most efficient result within the Wallycento box-rule, integrated with the structure to a level not yet seen in a yacht of this size. That proposal very quickly became Tango, after huge amounts of detail development, but very little deviation from the original vision for a sleek, light, and exciting sailing machine.”

Luca Bassani, Founder and President of Wally adds:

“A relevant  Tango’s technical attribute is to have the immersed volume of the hull more forward than the previous Wallycentos, and the aft lines are cleaner and more stretched: an hydrodynamic option that I much appreciate. Mark’s initial idea to have a displacement close to the minimum required by the box-rule, combined with the maximum sail plan allowed, would bring some advantages in the typical lights airs of the Mediterranean conditions.”

Sailing Yacht Tango is listed for sale with an asking price of €12,000,000.

Wally is known for new ways, so Tango got the main salon at the aft area. Engine room and service area are placed amidships, guests can find their places forward. The interior was designed by Pininfarina.

Tangos’ cruising comforts equal those of the previous Wallycentos whilst her different interior layout further concentrates the weights over the boat center of gravity.”

Paolo Pininfarina says:

“The interior design of this Wallycento challenged our team to achieve the perfect balance of performance and comfort. Thanks to the selection of the materials and the innovative solutions of the interior decoration delivering both function and aesthetics,  we generated a true thoroughbred of the sea, ultra-light, and super performing, perfectly suitable for cruising as well as for racing. We are very proud of this accomplishment further confirming the excellence of our nautical division.”

Interior Sailing Yacht TANGO

“Tango turned out exactly how we envisaged her when we started developing the project: super sleek lines and aggressive overall appeal conveying her high-performance DNA.” proudly says Luca Bassani “Additionally, our form-reflects-function approach is epitomised in Tango’s sheer flush deck in the like of  the iconic Esense: besides enhancing the purity of the design,  it would facilitate the manoeuvres while racing.  We look forward to the sea-trials and test the predicted superior performance of our new superyacht.”

TANGO is currently not for sale, so no price is available.

Exterior Pictures: Gilles Martin-Reget

Interior Pictures: Toni Meneguzzo

Main Specifications of TANGO

Length over all:30.48 m
Beam:7.20 m
Draft:4.40 - 6.20 m
Exterior Design:Wally and Mills Design
Interior Design:Pininfarina
Naval Architecture:Mills Design
Sail Area:640 sqm
Top Speed (Engine):11 knots
Displacement:47.5 t
Main Engine:1 x 360 hp
Certification:Germanischer Lloyd
Mast and Boom:Southern Spars
Rigging:EC6 Southern Spars

Profile & Layouts

Wally Sailing Yacht Tango Profile


Deck Layout

General Arrangement

Octopussy Yacht Video

Documentary: OCTOPUSSY - The Yacht that couldn't be built

Video premiere on April 11, 2020, at 6:00 PM (CET) - a documentary about Heesen Yachts' OCTOPUSSY - remarkable yacht from the '80s.

The yacht was the world’s fastest yacht with a top speed of 53.17 knots in 1988!

If you combine a fast luxury yacht with a James Bond film title, you are right. Built for the well-known Mr. John Staluppi who brought us the most interesting motor yachts.

She is powered by three MTU diesel engines with KaMeWa water jet propulsion. Each engine has a power of 3.432 hp, so Octopussy has a total power of 10.296 hp. Well, this yacht is still impressive but of course not environmental friendly. Octopussy has a fuel consumption of 32 liters per minute!

The German newspaper FAZ talked in 2007 to her current owner and wrote an excellent article about her.

For German speaking people: Click

Octopussy Yacht Video

M/Y Octopussy today

Lynx YXT 34 Sport Yacht Support Vessel

LYNX Yachts YXT 34 Sport and YXT 34 Plus

LYNX Yachts unveiled a 34m version of their support vessel line. There is the rugged YXT 34 Sport and the YXT 34 Plus.

The rugged YXT 34 Sport has been developed for adventure and heavy-duty use, while the YXT 34 Plus is made to match the main yacht in it’s exterior and interior styling. Furthermore, a 62 sqm gym.

Both vessels have a 145 sqm open aft deck to store big tenders. For example, the ship can carry big RIB’s, submarines, jet skis, limo tenders, cars, et cetera.

Bernd Weel Design is responsible for the exterior design of both yacht support vessels.

Lynx YXT 34 Sport

The knuckle boom crane has a capacity of 15.4 tonnes with a reach of 3.50 meters. If a range of 11.40 meters is needed, the capacity is 4.20 tonnes.

Lynx YXT 34 Plus

The crane on the Lynx YXT 34 Plus has a capacity of 7.50 tonnes to move the tenders and toys.

Main Specifications of the LYNX YXT 34

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Swan 98 30m Yacht

SWAN 98 // German Frers // Misa Poggi

The Swan 98 - a 30m yacht with elegant exterior design by German Frers and interior design by Misa Poggi.

The Swan 98 is a vessel for cruising and racing. The carbon-fiber yacht is available with a standard sail plan (spin head) and a performance rig with a square top. Moreover, the racing package also includes running backstays and a longer bowsprit.

The 30m yacht has two keel options. The standard keel has a draft of 4.40m; the telescopic keel draft ranges from 3.20m to 4.90m. As many performance-oriented sailing yachts, the boat has twin rudders. Bow and stern thrusters help to maneuver easily in ports.

The price for the Swan 98 is just under €9.000,000.


The wide beam generates a generous hull volume to house the owners’ cabin, three guest cabins, and two crew cabins. There are different layouts with owners’ cabin aft or forward. The first unit has its aft with the Navy interior style. There are four styles available.

The Styles: Salon

View: Owners' Cabin Forward

Main Specifications of the SWAN 98

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Ruya Yacht Sam Sorgionanni Design

RÜYA // Alia Yachts

RÜYA is a 41m displacement motor yachts by Alia Yachts with a classic exterior design and marvelous interior design. Sam Sorgionanni is responsible for both designs, Van Oossanen calculated the hull lines.

RÜYA means “Dream” in the Turkish language. The owner wanted a resort feeling onboard that meets his casual lifestyle. When I look at the interior photos, I would say mission accomplished. Alia Yachts constructed the vessel in full GRP instead of steel and aluminum. Powered by two Caterpillar C32 ACERT, RÜYA reaches a top speed of 14 knots, while the economical rate is 10 knots with an operating range of 4.116 nautical miles.

The interior features warm earth tones with a ceiling made of bamboo tiles, surrounded by bamboo louvers that cover speakers and air-condition.

RÜYA accommodates twelve guests and a crew of nine people. The layout is traditional with the owners’ suite on the main deck forward that includes an office and a big bathroom with shower and bathtubs. Four guest cabins are on the lower deck, together with four crew cabins, laundry, and crew mess. The galley is on the main deck; the captain’s cabin is next to the wheelhouse.

Photos by Jeff Brown of Breed Media

Main Specifications of RÜYA

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A88 Yacht Officina Armare

A88 GranSport // Officina Armare

Officina Armare unveiled project A88 GranSport - a 27m fast yacht.

The A88 GranSport comes with smooth but also masculine lines and a calculated top speed of over 40 knots and a cruising speed of over 35 knots. The engine configuration contains two MTU 16 V 2000 M94 (2.600 hp each), connected to Arneson surface drives. In these renderings, the design comes with a frozen grey colored hull and a black hardtop that underline the aggressive look of the boat. According to the designer, the design is inspired by the automotive industry, accompanied by details like air intakes.

The A88 GranSport welcomes eight in guests in four cabins. Alongside the two guest cabins, the yacht has two master cabins. One master is amidships over the full beam of the boat; the other one has been placed in the bow. The crew area with the galley and separate staircase is next to the engine room with direct access. Behind the engine room are the tender storage for a Williams Jet Tender 435, three Seabobs, and surf or paddleboard.

The deckhouse contains a bar, dining, lounge area and the helm station.

Main Specifications of the A88 GranSport

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