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70m Saint Nicolas To Be Refitted by Abeking and Rasmussen
Abeking & Rasmussen Services has announced the arrival of a 70-meter motor yacht Saint Nicolas from 2007 for a comprehensive refit last week. This vessel has chosen A&R Services as its trusted partner for an extensive refurbishment, including a notable extension on the swimming platform as well as a new gym and spa on the sundeck. The project will be managed by the independent family office headquartered in Monaco, Arrow Yachts, aiming to elevate the yacht to new heights of luxury. Undergoing both exterior and interior transformations, the refit will be a collaborative effort between Pascoli International, who will oversee the exterior enhancements, ensuring that the vessel's sleek lines and elegant profile are maintained while integrating modern elements, and Patrick Knowles Design, who will handle the interior works. The swim platform extension has been designed by the American naval architecture firm Murray & Associates. "This refit project represents a significant milestone for A&R Services," said Daniel Reichwald, Managing Director of A&R Services. "We are honored to have been chosen as the preferred partner for revitalizing this iconic motoryacht. Our team is committed to delivering an exceptional job and exceeding the owner's expectations." The refit project is expected to take eight months to complete. The German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen was established in 1907 by George Abeking and Henry Rasmussen, the company first worked with the German Imperial Navy on several vessels including submarine destroyers and mine boats. Rasmussen then started designing wooden sailing and motor yachts which led to the construction of several pleasure crafts.Credits: Abeking & Rasmussen
50m Project Jade Sold by Heesen
Heesen has announced the sale of YN 20350, the 50m fast cruiser Project Jade. The all-aluminum Project Jade boasts a sleek and svelte exterior design penned by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. The contemporary interior is made by Cristiano Gatto. A conceptual and airy atmosphere is achieved through various materials and textures that reflect natural light. Mirrors and tempered glass inspired by the sky, along with bold pops of green from the yacht's namesake stone, Jade, contribute to the overall aesthetic.Accommodating twelve guests in five staterooms, including an owners' suite on the main deck forward, Project Jade ensures a comfortable experience for all. The remaining guest cabins, two doubles and two twins, are on the lower deck. Nine crew members will look after the guests efficiently and discreetly thanks to a very well-thought-out layout, which is the foundation for a successful yachting experience. With a top speed of 23 knots, Jade also boasts a highly efficient hull design, meticulously crafted and engineered by Heesen's in-house naval architects. This efficiency is not merely about speed; it's also about creating a seamless, comfortable experience for those onboard. In addition to its impressive design and performance features, Project Jade is IMO III compliant.This sale marks the third Heesen vessel sold by SuperYachtsMonaco in the past decade, marking a significant collaboration, in particular with Jim Evans, who introduced the client."We are overjoyed to congratulate the client on entrusting our shipyard with building his new yacht. This sale not only showcases the exceptional quality of Heesen yachts but also confirms our strong relationship with the brokerage network," says Mark Cavendish, Heesen's chief commercial officer. Mark Cavendish also extended his congratulations to Jim Evans for his role in the sale, "Jim Evans has consistently been a strong advocate for Heesen, and this sale underscores his deep knowledge of our brand and product. We are grateful for his continued support and look forward to future collaborations."As Project Jade nears launch, Heesen looks forward to commissioning her systems and rigorous North Sea tests before delivering the yacht to her new owners in Q2, 2024. In these challenging times, Project Jade's sale is a positive sign for the industry, highlighting Heesen's strength as a leader in the luxury yacht market.Heesen Yachts is a Dutch ship building company that specializes in custom-built superyachts in aluminum and steel from 30m to 70m in size. Founded in 1978, it has launched more than 170 yachts since its inception.Credits: Heesen Yachts
Rossinavi Launches New Marine Brand with 5 Aluminum Yachts
Rossinavi, the esteemed Italian shipyard, has recently unveiled a brand-new marine brand called Nolimits. Breaking boundaries in yacht design, the Nolimits range introduces five aluminum crossovers tailored for transoceanic voyages.Established by the illustrious Rossi family, renowned for founding the Rossinavi shipyard in 1980, Nolimits marks a strategic expansion into a distinct market segment. These crossovers, blending the essence of explorer vessels with the luxury of superyachts, epitomize Rossinavi's commitment to innovation.Crafted by the acclaimed designer Fulvio de Simoni, the Nolimits fleet spans from 30 to 45 meters in length. Constructed entirely in Italy, these vessels leverage Rossinavi's four-decade-long expertise in bespoke yacht construction.Federico Rossi, COO of Rossinavi, expressed, "After a long experience in building yachts from 500 to over 2,000 GT, it is time to carry this kind of technical vision also into yachts from 30 to 45 meters." He emphasized the brand's focus on creating vessels capable of extended offshore journeys while maintaining the hallmark luxury and functionality of superyachts.The inaugural Nolimits lineup comprises the NL30 (98 feet), NL37 and NL37+ (121 feet), and the NL45 and NL45+ (148 feet). The "+” variants feature a raised pilothouse, offering diverse layouts on the upper deck. Notably, the NL37+ boasts an indoor skylounge with panoramic vistas, while the NL45+ features a VIP cabin with a private deck.Designed for stability and comfort, each vessel boasts spacious hulls and lavish interiors, ensuring a pleasurable experience on extended global expeditions. Expansive panoramic windows and commodious sundecks create seamless connections with the surrounding seascape. Sundecks are equipped with pools, bars, BBQs, sunbeds, and windbreakers for enhanced comfort.Performance-wise, Nolimits cruisers feature robust engines, dual stabilization systems, and twin rudders for superior maneuverability. Their impressive fuel capacity facilitates transatlantic crossings, while advanced noise reduction technology ensures a serene onboard ambiance. Moreover, the air conditioning system, with chillers operating at 150 percent capacity, ensures rapid refreshment.Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminum superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
Refitted Magnum 63 Fury Revived with Touch of Vintage and Innovation
In a remarkable rejuvenation project, the historic Magnum 63 Fury has been meticulously restored to its former glory, combining vintage charm with cutting-edge innovations. Spearheaded by acclaimed yacht designer Tommaso Spadolini and the skilled craftsmen at C.A.R.M. shipyard in Lavagna, Genoa, this transformation represents a convergence of tradition and modernity. After refitOriginally designed by Pininfarina, the Magnum 63 Fury has undergone a significant overhaul, blending iconic design elements with contemporary advancements. Owned by Marco Poerino, an avid enthusiast of vintage cars, the yacht now dons the classic colors of the legendary Ford GT40, paying homage to its racing heritage.Before refit"I am thrilled to see the Fury restored to its former glory," remarked Tommaso Spadolini. "The collaboration between our design team and the skilled craftsmen at C.A.R.M. has been instrumental in preserving the vessel's rich history while incorporating modern amenities."After refitThe refurbishment of the Magnum 63 Fury encompassed both its exterior and interior. Maintaining its sleek lines and aerodynamic profile, the yacht's exterior has been meticulously restored to retain its original Pininfarina design, enhancing its timeless appeal.After refitInternally, the yacht underwent a revolutionized layout, featuring two spacious cabins tailored to meet the owner's preferences. The master cabin, inspired by the elegance of vintage cars, boasts a luxurious ambiance with bespoke furnishings and a private balcony. Guests are accommodated in the second cabin, offering comfort and style reminiscent of a boutique hotel.After refitPowered by two MTU 12V2000 engines, each generating 2,000 horsepower, the Magnum 63 Fury achieves a top speed of 55 knots, setting new standards in performance and agility. The yacht's cruising speed stands at approximately 40 knots, ensuring an exhilarating sailing experience for passengers.After refitReflecting on the restoration, Spadolini added, "The Fury embodies the perfect synergy between classic design and modern engineering. It is a testament to the enduring allure of maritime heritage, combined with the latest technological advancements."Credits: Tommaso Spadolini
First Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 in North Africa
The Italian Sea Group (TISG) continues to expand its international commercial development plan with the introduction of the first Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 in North Africa. This milestone underscores the ongoing success of the project, marking a significant step in the company's growth strategy.The iconic motor yacht Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 offers unparalleled luxury with high-performance capabilities. Designed with innovation in mind, its shallow draft allows for mooring in shallow waters, while reaching impressive speeds of up to 63 knots. Following its success in the United Arab Emirates, the yacht has now made its mark in the MENA region, particularly in North Africa.The region's burgeoning elite tourism sector, driven by entertainment and exclusive water sports activities, has paved the way for the introduction of the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63. This achievement reflects TISG's robust business development strategy, bolstered by strategic partnerships in the region and meticulous commercial efforts.Recognized for its avant-garde luxury and sporty design, the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 has earned accolades in the luxury industry. Notably, it was named among the "Best of the Best" in the "Motor Yacht Weekend Cruiser" category by Robb Report and received the "Motor Yacht under 25 meters" award at the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.Headed by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, The Italian Sea Group is a global luxury yacht operator, specializing in the construction and refitting of motoryachts and sailing yachts. With brands such as Admiral, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti, the company has established a reputation for excellence and elegance in the nautical world.The Italian Sea Group's strategic partnerships with renowned Italian luxury brands, including Giorgio Armani and Automobili Lamborghini, underscore its commitment to innovation and quality beyond all limits. As confirmed by the Global Order Book 2024, the company maintains its position as the leading Italian producer of superyachts over 50 meters.The Italian Sea Group is a global operator in the luxury yachting industry, listed on Euronext Milan (“EXM”) and active in the construction and refit of motor yachts and sailing yachts up to 140 meters. The Company, led by Italian entrepreneur Giovanni Costantino, operates on the market with the brands Admiral, renown for elegant and prestigious yachts, Tecnomar, Perini Navi, and Picchiotti; the Company has a business unit, NCA Refit, that manages the maintenance and refit services for yachts and mega yachts with a length over 60 meters. Credits: The Italian Sea Group