1) Alva Yachts announces Eco Cruiser 50: it is the first monohull electric Yacht Alva Yachts Eco Cruiser 50 is a brand-new motor yacht, powered by electric motors, with solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells for a totally clean navigation. Unprecedented space and silent cruising guarantee the maximum comfort.Alva Yachts, the German shipyard of electrical floating solutions, took another step forward and launches its first monohull electric yacht, named Eco Cruiser 50. It is a 15.20-meter motor yacht, specifically designed for electric propulsion, with a peculiar layout made to maximize space, and customized solutions with plenty of possibilities for the interiors. It has been designed by Henndesign to perfectly suit customers who like to cruise and explore while yachting. At 50 feet, it will be the smallest model in the Alva Yachts range, meant to reach new markets and especially a wider range of boaters.2) Merveille and Feadship Yachting Revealed 77.1 Metre Eco Explorer ConceptDutch yard Feadship with the French studio Marveille Yachting presented plans for a 77.11 metre Eco Explorer concept. The concept encompasses the most of motor and sailing yachts and features a much lighter hull shape, one of the features that helps further reduces fuel consumption.Cantenot revealed that work began on the project a year ago. One key feature is a mast system with wings “that can be propelled at twice the strength as a traditional rig,” Vollet said, meaning that fuel consumption is vastly reduced on board. 3) Lürssen successfully redelivers 110m KAOS ex JUBILEE following an extensive refitThe 110-metre Kaos has left the Lürssen Blohm+Voss facilities in Hamburg and has been redelivered to her delighted owners. She marks Lürssen’s biggest refit to date which commenced at the end of March 2019 resulting in modifications to both her interior and the exterior. Stay tuned for our other upcoming articles.
December 1, 2020
Design studio Officina Amare has announced its latest superyacht concept BadGal. The 43-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
November 30, 2020
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
November 30, 2020
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.
November 30, 2020
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
November 27, 2020