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The all-black 41m sporty superyacht concept BadGal by Officina Armare
Design studio Officina Amare has announced its latest superyacht concept BadGal. The 41.5-metre BadGal combines the studio’s traditional design and recognisable style with characterising arched sides and sporty lines. BadGal's showcases large black windows with a high sheer line that runs the entire length of the vessel from bow to stern. BadGal's concept has a glass dome-shaped upper deck and a bow shape which is optimised for speed.The concept’s interior decor contains woods, stones and metals with a layout that includes a swimming pool, a Jacuzzi and accommodation for up to 10 guests. Bow mooring equipment will be hidden under the upper deck flooring in order to keep a smooth overall design. To leave more space in the lower deck, a v-drive transmission configuration has been chosen to reduce the size of the engine room area.BadGal will have double MTU 12V 4000CM93L engines to achieve top speed of over 29 knots.Credits: OFFICINA ARMARE
Benetti began construction on 62-meter superyacht FB283
Construction has begun on the new 62 metre Benetti superyacht FB283.A construction milestone marked the start of construction. The traditional coin ceremony took place in Livorno, followed by the keel laying.The new 62 metre Benetti when complete will will have a fast displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure with a tapering stern and long bow.Benetti collaborated with Giorgio M Cassetta and Van Oossanen Naval Architects on the design and prioritised requirements for speed, silent running, family use and autonomy.The new 62 metre Benetti will have “modern style” interiors flooded with light and plenty of storage for diving equipment, water toys and tenders.Speaking about the project, Cassetta stated that the team had “established a transparent and constructive relationship with the owner. We’re very grateful for being given the freedom to envisage a project that will be a milestone for our firm,”Credits: Benetti Yachts
New 50-meter model Project Lady is sold
Columbus Yachts, a brand of Palumbo Superyachts, is delighted to announce the sale of Project ‘Lady’, a new 50-metre model in the “Custom” series.This model represents a new era for Columbus's full-custom line and confirms the brand's commitment to creating projects tailored to the customers.The styling, both interior and exterior, was handled by Marco Casali of Too-Design while the engineering is by the Palumbo Superyachts team.Featuring aluminium hull and superstructure, Columbus Lady’s sporty lines encapsulate an elegant soul.'This is an innovative, dynamic, cutting-edge project that fully reflects the essential principles ​​of the Columbus brand', Declares Giuseppe Palumbo, CEO of Palumbo Superyachts. 'A process driven by the collaboration with a Customer highly sensitive to environment and elegance that will make this project a new reference point on the market’.With a volume of 499 GT, this superyacht will also be a trendsetter for its several 'green' and "eco-friendly" innovative solutions on board.'Columbus full-custom 50m ‘Lady’ is a unique challenge in terms of sustainability and equipment’, comments Marco Casali of Too Design. 'It will be a reference point on the market for technology dedicated to environmental impact and comfort on board. The sleek lines emphasize its performance and combine perfectly with the large outdoor spaces. The interior design, rigorously based on natural and ecological materials, is primarily conceived for private use and for long voyages around the world’.Delivery is due in 2022.COLUMBUS YACHTSPalumbo Superyachts began to take root in 2008, when the Columbus Yachts brand was established, and in 2011 launched its first 54 metre superyacht, emblematically christened “Prima” (“the First”).
In early 2019, the shipyard launched the new flagship Columbus Classic 80 metre M/Y Dragon which joins in the Columbus star-studded fleet with the award-winning Sport Hybrid 40 M/Y Divine, the 57 metre M/Y Taiba and the 40 metre M/Y Eleonora III. The Columbus range offers three different lines: Sport, Classic and Crossover.
Currently, Palumbo Superyachts comprises a representative office in Monaco and a logistics network of five shipyards in the Mediterranean (Ancona, Malta, Marseille, Naples and Savona) operating under just as many world-renowned brand names: ISA Yachts, Columbus Yachts, Mondomarine, Extra Yachts and Palumbo SY Refit.
The 91-meter Yacht Mogul Concept by a Social Media Influencer
As we are approaching the end of this year and still getting news about continuing lockdowns, it is interesting to check some yacht concepts from social media influencers. Norwegian Instagrammer (@theyachtmogul) recently teamed up with yacht designer Bhushan Powar to release his own superyacht concept. Now, with over 312,000 followers, ‘The Yacht Mogul’ has come a long way. The influencer attempted to understand what people want in various aspects of yachts.The influencer's wanted to bring something new to the yachting content.Having engaged with his fan base, he understood what could be the perfect yacht.The 91m superyacht concept Mogul appeals to the highest end of the luxury yacht market. Built around the philosophy of connection to the sea, featuring panoramic 180 degree sea views from the full-beam owner’s suite located on the main deck forward, Mogul ‘takes the name to the next level’ for a ‘wealthy, visionary owner’. Other exceptional features include a large infinity pool on the lower deck aft, as well as a fully equipped beach club and unique slanted bow.Social media influence will never replace the yacht designers and technical expertise of yacht design. But there is definitely something interesting in these designs.Credits: @theyachtmogul
A new COVID-19 inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven
Haven, developed by ShadowCAT and australian naval architect as well as engineering service firmIncat Crowther, is described as a “protective layer” to the owner’s mothership. By its design it helps owners and charterers to maintain COVID-secure social bubbles on board as there is an acting buffer between the main yacht and outside world.This year has brought so many changes and even to yachts designs. Haven will act as a COVID-19 testing facility and quarantine space before allowing guests and crew to proceed onto the mothership.The yacht's key features will include a laboratory and a hospital, allowing the monitoring of all crew on board Haven and the mothership. The owner’s crew will only come into contact with tested Haven crew. All new guests and crews will have to pass through Haven for testing before boarding the mothership.The main part of the ship will have no direct contact with the shore. All stores and transfers will be handled entirely by Haven.Haven has a multihull design which allows it to operate in two zones contained in the separate hulls. Shore zone will deal with any potential risk of infection, such as new guests, crew or stores. The yacht side meanwhile will remain tested and clean.Air conditioning and circulation systems have been specifically designed along with “nanotechnological surfaces” to destroy viruses and bacteria.Haven will including storage for Jet Skis, tenders, diving centre and decompression chamber as well as a submarine. A helicopter landing page and fuelling area can be also found on board. There is also the option to add a dedicated hangar.Haven also features hydroponic gardens, research labs and offices for security and aviation staff.The 68.2m-long catamaran platform has two MTU 16V4000 M73L SCR main engines and aa range of 5,500nm at 12.5k.Credits: Incat Crowther