Brigadoon Yacht Moonen Martinique

Moonen Martinique BRIGADOON (36m)

Moonen launched the first Martinique model of the Caribbean-series with the name BRIGADOON.

René van der Velden designed the exterior lines of the Monnen Martinique while the interior design comes from Nauta Design. The first Martinique was ordered by a shareholder of Moonen but sold to new clients. The yacht will be displayed in Cannes and Monaco.

The displacement hulled yacht has a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

Moonen Managing Director Emile Bilterijst explains:

“The advantage of using high tensile steel is that the construction can be made lighter and yet have the same strength of ‘normal’ steel. The Martinique will be a lightweight superyacht which, when paired with a smart slender hull design, will give a projected top speed of approx. 17 knots combined with a low fuel consumption at cruising speed.”

First launch pictures

Updated exterior renderings with bimini (April 30th, 2018)

Older renderings (April 3rd, 2018)

Emile Bilterijst continues:

“Leveraging on Moonen’s rich experience with fast displacement boats we have opted to add propeller tunnels to Martinique, who remains a naval architect in heart and soul. “One of the goals was to offer a limited draft – which will be a vital feature when exploring such wonderful places as the Bahamas  – combined with low fuel consumption at cruising speeds. This requires large propellers and CFD calculations have been used to optimize tunnel shape and positioning of appendages on the hull.

We are now shaping the hull and the tunnels in an optimum way within the set parameters in order to achieve the best possible propulsion outcome. With her exceptionally comfortable seakeeping performance, superior noise & vibration attenuation properties and low cost of ownership, I believe that the Martinique will change the way people view steel-hulled motor yachts.”

There are currently no interior pictures available but Emile Bilterijst describes the work with the designers:

“It is very inspiring to see specialists from different disciplines working together to find the perfect solution for each area of the yacht. The cooperation with Nauta Design has been very professional and the interior will feature a refined simplicity, clean lines and a significant use of natural light. There is still time for new owners to work closely together with the project team to define the interior atmosphere to their own preferences.”

Also from the Caribbean-line: The Matica model christened BIJOUX

Hymhä Yacht Nauta Air 111

Hyhmä (Nauta Air 111) by Cantiere delle Marche

Cantiere Delle Marche launched motor yacht HYHMÄ - a Nauta Air 111 with Dutch Naval Architecture from Vripack.

The design of the 34m yacht was delivered by Mario Pedol and Massimo Gino of the Italian studio Nauta Yachts. Upon owner’s request, the yacht was designed to explore the Northwest Passage. Furthermore, the yacht will serve for documenting the marine wildlife. M/Y Hyhmä welcomes 12 guests in 5 five cabins and a crew of 7.

The Nauta Air 111 has a traditional general arrangement with an owners’ suite on the main deck and guest (two double, two twin bed cabins) and crew quarter on the lower deck. All cabins equipped with en-suite bathrooms.

Hymhä Yacht Nauta Air 111
Hymhä Yacht Nauta Air 111

“The dedication of the CdM team in building their growing fleet of explorers certainly got our attention in the recent years,” says Marnix Hoekstra, Vripack’s Director. “We are proud to be part of their professional group which share the vision that this world is meant to be discovered still and that yachts are the best tool for that job. We bring to the team our experience of 7000plus yachts as well as the five North West Passages our yachts made. We brought into the Nauta Air 111’s project our knowledge in safety and comfort. But most of all we look forward of becoming part of the CdM Family and friends group”.

Designer Mario Pedol comments:

“Hyhmä’s exterior expresses sober, elegant and seductive strength. This explorer yacht communicates its uncompromising seaworthiness through straightforward volumes combined with strong and decided lines in elements such as the shapes of the windows and portholes. Her hull and Top are in dark olive green that contrasts nicely with the white superstructure. While she picks up some of the features that made her predecessor, the CdM Nauta Air 108’ Narvalo, an international prize winner, Hyhmä manages to even improve on them, thanks to her longer LOA and wider beam.”

Main Specifications

Length over all:33.83 m
Beam:7.80 m
Draft:2.35 m
Main Engines:2 x Caterpillar C18 ACERT (533kW @1 ̇800-2 ̇100rpm) C RATING
Displacement:315 t
Top Speed:13 knots
Cruising Speed:12 knots
Range @ 9 knots:5,500 nautical miles

Lagoon Seventy 7 SeaMax

Aircraft Carrier: Lagoon Seventy 7

#CatContent: The Lagoon Seventy 7 is the flagship of the French yacht builder - large enough to carry a SeaMax with fold-out wings.

The 23m catamaran got the exterior design by the French design studio VPLP (Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost). The sundeck offers double helm station, sofa and dining table with seats for up to eight guests. Other outside areas to relax and socialize are located in front of the deckhouse, aft deck, and the bathing platform.


The interior was designed by Nauta. The salon offers thanks to the multihull construction a lot of space. The deckhouse with large windows features a dining area, two sofa areas, and the navigation desk.

Owners suite is in the starboard hull forward and has its own private bathing platform as an option. Lagoon offers 12 different layout suggestions. Three cabins, five cabins, double cabins, twin cabins. When you order the version with galley and crew area forward, you will have 25 m² customizable space for massage room, cinema, meeting room or playroom for children.

Base price: 2,850,000 EUR

Main Specifications

Length over all:23.28 m
Beam:11.00 m
Draft:1.90 m
Exterior Design:VPLP
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Naval Architecture:VPLP
Light Displacement:56.8 T
Sail Area:335.4 m²
Main Sail:205 m²
Furling Genoa:130.4 m²
Propulsion System:2 x 180 hp VOLVO D4
Number of Beds:8 - 16

Layout Suggestions

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ALL SMOKE Yacht RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh

RP90 CUSTOM by Reichel/Pugh and Southern Wind

Can your home race 25 knots, just powered by the wind? The SW-RP90 CUSTOM ALL SMOKE, developed by Reichel/Pugh can!

Pictures by Peter Schreiber

The SW-RP90 CUSTOM ALL SMOKE is the owner’s vision of a home during regattas and bluewater journeys. The design studio developed her as “ultralight Fast Performance Cruiser” thanks to the extensive use of carbon fiber for the hull, the deck, bulkheads etc. Furthermore, the calculations of the very experienced design office for performance-oriented sailing yachts and flexible sailing setups. The yacht is a construction by the South African-based shipyard Southern Wind. Mast and boom are also made of carbon, delivered by Southern Spars to set almost 500 m² (upwind) and over 1000 m² (downwind) haute couture by North Sails to power her up to 25 knots.  The interior (no pictures available at this moment) was designed by Nauta Design (arrangement by Reichel/Pugh).

The yacht has a length of 27.50m, a beam of almost 7 meters and a minimum draft of 3.80m to reach shallow waters. When the yacht is under sails, the 20-ton keel can be lowered down to 5.80m in under one minute.

ALL SMOKE Yacht RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh
ALL SMOKE Yacht SW90 Reichel Pugh
ALL SMOKE Yacht SW-RP90 CUSTOM Reichel Pugh

Fast & Furious - with the comfort of a cruising yacht

The passionate owner asked for

“a very fast yacht with the comfort and safety standards typical of a cruising yacht but versatile enough for both fast cruises with family and excellent performance in the most renowned offshore and inshore superyacht regattas,”

says Willy Persico, founder, and CEO of Southern Wind Shipyard.

To gain more comfort, Southern Wind installed anti-vibration mountings and insulation to reduce any sound from the engine to minimum. SWS worked with Van Capellen – a Dutch company highly-specialized in noise and vibration control on luxury yachts.

The owner’s cabin is forward located, the guest area amidships. The crew area with galley is at the aft and has its own ladderway close to the helm station to work without disturbing guests.

“Our challenge was to design interiors that were intriguing and innovative but with ergonomics that could function within the structural and dimensional constraints that the performance aspects of the yacht’s design imposed,”

commented Massimo Gino and Mario Pedol, founders and co-heads of Nauta Design.

Developing performance of a sailing yacht is not just calculating lines, it is also to save weight. According to the saying: “A penny saved is a penny earned”, Reichel/Pugh developed the hydraulic anchor arm also in carbon fiber. That saves about 53 % of weight in comparison with conventional aluminum constructions.

During a racing, it is important to change and store sails like a big code zero or a gennaker very fast. The ALL SMOKE got a storage under a foredeck hatch isolated from the living area to stack hundred pounds of sails. The storage is large enough to store also a tender.

ALL SMOKE SW90 Reichel Pugh
Yacht Al Smoke SW90 Southern Wind 90

Transforming into the racing mode

Not by push a button, but just a few steps are required for the fine-tuning: The heavy anchor including the chain can be removed, a bowsprit can be mounted, the pinhead mainsail will be replaced with one with a square top, a twin backstay instead of the cruising centerline backstay is used and some more cruising amenities will be removed.

During her sea trials in cruising mode, she reached a speed of 18 knots.

Main Specifications

Length over all:27.50 m
Length waterline:26.50 m
Beam:6.96 m
Draft:3.80 - 5.80 m
Displacement:47.75 tons
Total Sail Area:469 m²
I:35.70 m
P:37.40 m
J:10.80 m
E:12.20 m
Fuel Capacity:2450 l
Fresh Water:1140 l

Deck Layout & General Arrangement

Deck Layout SW90
Deck Layout

Interior Layout SW90
Interior Layout

My Song - Baltic 130

Baltic 130 'My Song' reached almost 30 knots

Flat, wide and fast - The new Baltic 130 christened 'My Song' reached a top speed of almost 30 knots.

My Song was designed by experienced speed experts Reichel Pugh from San Diego and Nauta Design from Milano. Thanks to her carbon fiber hull, the yacht is a light displacement luxury sailing yacht and reached almost 30 knots during her sea trials in Finland.

It took 18 months of development and testing with sailmaker North Sails to match perfect hull and sail design. Also, the rig is a carbon construction by Southern Spars. It comes with innovative features:

Baltic Yachts describes:

“Among a number of innovative features, Baltic 130 My Song’s Southern Spars all carbon rig can set a pin head main for cruising or a square-top offering more sail area for racing. The latter requires running backstays, but when the conventional sail is set an easy-to-manage single fixed backstay can be rigged on a removable carbon fiber crane at the masthead. It takes just three hours to effect the change-out.
 Faster and safer deployment of the yacht’s large asymmetric sail is made possible by an under-deck carbon fiber storage drum controlled by the crew with a handheld remote. All sails are by North.

Retractable Propulsion System

My Song features also Baltic’s new Retractable Propulsion System (RPS) developed with Hundested Propellers. It reduces the drag, promises less noise, fewer vibrations and works also as a stern thruster.

Transport and keel mounting

Main specifications

Length over all:39.62 m
Length waterline36.78 m
Beam:8.52 m
Draft:4.80 - 7.00 m (Lifting Keel)
Exterior Design:Nauta Design
Naval Architecture:Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Interior Design:Nauta Design
Material:Carbon pre-preg/Corecell sandwich
Displacement:105 tons
Main Engines:1 x Caterpillar C8.7 480kW/650hp + Baltic RPS
Sail Area:Main 530 m², genoa 380 m², asymmetric 1,300 m²

Baltic 115 Nikata Sailing Yacht

Nikata: A new Baltic 115 with top speed of 28 knots!

The new high-performance cruiser/racer by Baltic Yachts Nikata hits 28 knots on the log during her transatlantic maiden voyage to the Caribbean.

Pictures by Guido Cantini

The very modern lines come from the drawing boards of judel/vrolijk yacht design studio in Bremerhaven, Germany. The interior (no photos yet) Nauta work. The machinery mounts have been redesigned to reduce vibration.

Nikata was built for both family cruising and racing. Baltic equipped her with high-speed winches and an advanced barber hauling system for the headsail. To reach smaller anchor bays, the yacht has a lifting keel by APM to reduce the draft from 5.85m to 3.65m.

The Nauta designed fold-out bathing platform with stairs enables easy access to the sea from the large cockpit.

Main Specifications

Length over all:35.00 m
Length water line:32.60 m
Beam:8.07 m
Draft:3.65 m / 5.85 m
Light displacement:88,000 kg
Ballast:33,000 kg
Naval architect:judel / vrolijk & co.
Deck & interior design:Nauta design
Number of cabins:1 x owner, 1 x VIP, 2 x guest, 3 x crew
Delivery year:2015
Project management:Nigel Ingram, MCM

Motor Yacht Yolo Nauta Air 86

YOLO - Nauta Air 86

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 superyacht style with explorer seaworthiness. It’s fully constructed in aluminum and offers to customize on many things. So the owner of 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.

YOLO 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 of YOLO to their area.

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

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

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2014

Impressions of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta & Rendevous 2014 (19th to 22nd March).

You will find the summary of winners below.

Photo Credits: Yacht Club Costa Smeralda

Summary Class A 

Builder | Designer
Baltic | Reichel Pugh, Nauta
Holland Jachtbouw | Dykstra NA
Fitzroy | Dubois
Baltic | Dykstra NA
Leopard3 by Robertissima
McConaghy Boats | Farr
Vitters | Philippe Briand
Wally | Bill Tripp
Vitters | Dubois

Summary Class B 

Builder | Designer
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Royal Huisman | Dubois
Vitters | Hoek
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Nautor's Swan | Frers
Southern Wind | Farr
Alia | Warnwick

Summary Class C

Builder | Designer
Fitzroy Yachts | Dubois
Oyster Marine | Dubois
Tempus Fugit
Arkin Pruva | Humphreys
Perini Navi | Ron Holland
Derecktor | Sparkman & Stephens