Van der Heijden Explorer
Motor yacht
Van der Heijden Superior 2400
Motor yacht
Eighteen Two
Motor yacht
€ 2,400,000
Van der Heijden | 24 m | 2016

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New Images of Evo R4 XT Revealed
Evo Yachts has revealed the newest pictures of its new addition in the R line, Evo R4 XT. A sporty and gritty 13-meter, Evo R4 XT is highly customisable in both layout and décor.The model was designed by designer Valerio Rivellini and made to measure by Besenzoni. The beach area, the heart of outdoor life, where a fully customized multifunctional stern platform offers new scenarios and possibilities for exploiting the boat, to which it gives – when extended – an additional meter in length.This tender lift transformer was developed by Besenzoni and allows the platform to dip fully underwater, by about 80 centimeters, facilitating entry and ascent from the sea from any point on the stern. Right at the center of the beach area there is the large island sunbed, followed by a multifunctional 'sliding' dining table, which can change from a table into a bar counter. The beach area and cockpit can be easily transformed to meet the different needs of guests according to the time of day: from a wide sun lounge to a dining area.The bow area below the deck can be transformed from a large dinette to a cozy sleeping area, adding an additional double bed to the one in the separate cabin. The interiors can be customized in layout at the owner's request.Two Volvo Penta IPS 650 engines with 535 HP each push the vessel to a top speed of 34 knots and a range of aprox 300 nautical miles.The Evo Yachts shipyard is based near Naples. She was born in 2014 from a fortunate encounter between Blu Emme Yachts and the Neapolitan yacht designer Valerio Rivellini. The heart and entrepreneurship that kick-started EVO originated from Blu Emme Yachts, a luxury yachts refitting company. Blu Emme was created in 2013 by the Mercuri brothers, a family whose entrepreneurial experience spans different industries.Credits: Evo Yachts
CLX96 and CLB65 to Debut at FLIBS 2022
At the 2022 edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show CL Yachts will display two new models, CLX96 and CLB65.CLX96The award-winning CLX96 has been created in collaboration with international designer Jozeph Forakis, with structural engineering from Albert Horsmon and naval architecture from Earl Alfaro. CLX96CLX96, CL Yachts new flagship, heralds the establishment of the new X-Series that will be joined by more models in the future. The versatile CLX96 has a ‘workboat chic’ two-level, reverse-angle deckhouse using inverted trapezoids that maximize space as well as reduce glare and heat, while the plumb bow further amplifies accommodation while providing hydrodynamic efficiency.CLX96The main deck’s vast windows and bi-fold doors are echoed in the flybridge’s glazing with retractable windows on three sides, seamlessly leading guests from the sky lounge and pilothouse to the sky deck alfresco dining area aft. Other exterior social zones include the “Terrazza Portoghese” forward of the sky lounge, the “Piazza del Sole” seating and sunning area on the foredeck, and the expansive stern beach club at the waterline with its hydraulically-submerging swim platform.CLX96Below deck, she features a four-cabin layout, including a full-beam master suite. Powered by twin 1900 hp Caterpillar C32 engines, she has a maximum speed of over 25 knots at full load.CLB65 is built upon the combined expertise of naval architect Howard Apollonio and leading marine structural engineers Gurit. With a resin-infused composite hull, the vessel uses carbon fiber strategically; the yacht’s streamlined silhouette is complemented by modern interiors. CLB65The main deck’s expansive windows allow natural light to flow throughout the space. Conveniently located between aft deck and salon, the open-style galley serves both areas and is the ideal place for gathering. Up top, the expansive flybridge has an electric grill and abundant seating for lounging.CLB65Located midship on the lower deck, the full-beam master stateroom, the VIP stateroom is located forward, and the guest cabin has twin beds.CLB65 is powered by twin VOLVO IPS1050 Pod Drives and has a top speed of 27 knots.CL Yachts’ goal is to offer unparalleled experiences to the modern explorer. The luxury performance brand stands apart from its competitors thanks to its unique approach to design – driven by CL Yacht’s core value of innovation. Fusing progressive design with engineering prowess and state-of-the-art technology, every element of CL Yachts’ vessels are meticulously geared to steer luxury into uncharted territories.Credits: Lightseed Studio; CL Yachts
53m Alia Sea Club Construction Update
Construction of the Alia Sea Club 53m full custom yacht is progressing smoothly and on schedule at the shipyard in Antalya. Having started metal-cutting in November last year, by the end of August the steel hull and aluminum superstructure were complete. The latter was built in two blocks because of the huge helideck, which had to be built separately. Following sandblasting and priming, the hull and superstructure were ready to be joined nine months after the keel had been laid. This operation was carried out with military precision by 40 workers and five cranes with a total 800-tonne capacity. “The joining operation marked a major milestone in the construction process and was completed in just one day,” says Ömer Koray, Managing Director of Alia Yachts. “With the steel and aluminum hot works finished, we’re now completing the fitting out of the floating floors, tank connections, machinery foundations, pipe and cable penetrations, and exterior fitted furniture.” With insulation, painting, electrical and piping materials already purchased and on site, the installation teams have started working on board. Alia’s in-house carpentry and design facility have already built the crew quarters and are currently constructing the guest areas that will be ready for assembly in the coming weeks. The 499GT yacht’s exterior design and general arrangement is by Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture, while Diana Yacht Design handled her naval architecture.The yacht features a large covered tender bay on the main deck for tenders and toys, a fully certified heli-deck, a water sport center, and accommodation for six guests across two cabins and a master suite. The Alia Sea Club 53m is due to be delivered in the fall of 2023.Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gokhan Çelik and Omer Koray. Located in the port of Antalya on the beautiful Turkish Riviera, Alia Yachts shipyard currently occupies approximately 8,000 sq. m, including three construction halls with their suites of specialist workshops and a dedicated interiors facility. With an additional 16,000 sq. m under development for 2019, Alia Yachts will rank among the top facilities in the region.Credits: Alia Yachts
Image Gallery: Otam 58 Bad Boy
The 26th hull of the Otam 58, restyled by Giuseppe Bagnardi of BG Design Firm and named Bad Boy, made its World debut at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022. The updated exterior styling offers a semi-open deck house with a sharply raked windscreen and wraparound glazing for the en plein air feel of a true open combined with the protection from the sun and wind of a hardtop. It also provides a more aerodynamic profile and less turbulence for better performance and more onboard comfort at high speed. Integrated into the hardtop are two air intakes (another two are positioned to port and starboard on the foredeck) that funnel air directly into the aft engine compartment underneath the two large sunpads either side of the central walkway. These can be raised hydraulically for easy access to the engines and other equipment. The covered cockpit is equipped with a bar unit, corner sofa and a comfortable dining area.The swim platform and exhaust grilles in the transom have also been redesigned with the latter now integrated and disguised in the nameplate. Below deck, the OTAM 58 GTS features two ensuite double cabins, an open-space galley and third single cabin with bathroom for an extra guest or crew member.The 58 GTS powered by twin MTU 1825hp engines coupled to ASD14 Arneson surface drives, has a top speed of 55 plus knots and cruises comfortably at 48 knots. Bad Boy was built to the specific brief of her owner, who has also requested a bespoke Böning console for the pilot station. The shipyard’s history started in 1954 in Liguria. Its professionalism is what made it stand out, very quickly becoming the first authorized Riva yacht Service Center for the Mediterranean Sea. In the 80’s Otam fit around 25 yachts for an American builder before starting his own production of Otam 45’ and 55’, earning significant attention. Today Otam has produced around 90 yachts, becoming an Italian specialist, and, together with its custom range, offers a limitless choice between 45’ and 130’.Credits: Alberto Cocchi/Otam
A Closer Look at Tankoa Yachts 68m Concept T680 Fenice
Tankoa’s latest superyacht concept was unveiled at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The 68m Fenice is the product of a collaboration between the Genoa-based yard and Venetian studio Enrico Gobbi of Team For Design and named after the famous opera house in Venice. “We understood each other immediately with Enrico and it was a pleasure to develop this project together,” says Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa Sales and Marketing Manager. “With the T680 we continue to expand the range of Tankoa yachts in order to offer the market an ever-increasing choice of unique projects. Like her namesake, the T680 Fenice is a triumph of poise, rhythm and grace.”T680 Fenice exterior aerodynamic lines and curves are inspired by automotive and aeronautical design, the overall effect is beauty in motion. The outdoor and indoor spaces are made to make the transition between the two as seamless and natural as possible. The open-air aft lounge on the main deck is the yacht’s astounding centerpiece. Covering an area of 100 sq. m, this multi-level beach club comprises an infinity pool, gym, spa and lounge. A glass-covered portion of the pool integrated into the center of the deck leads guests directly to a protected terrace, before entering the beach club proper. Folding balconies on both sides of the hull increase the interior area. The main saloon offers full-height glass windows for panoramic views of the sea. The two VIP suites and four ensuite guest cabins located forward of the main saloon. The lower deck is dedicated to the crew accommodation and services, including a pro-spec galley, hospital room and side-loading tender garage. The upper deck features a circular dining area, which thanks to full-height sliding glass doors can be enclosed or semi-open to the sun and sea breeze. This dining room is linked to the sky lounge that has side balconies that can extend outwards over the sea. The master stateroom is an exquisite 90 sq. m space of privacy and comfort with floor-to-ceiling windows offering 270-degree panoramic views. The suite has direct access to a private foredeck with sun loungers and a glass-fronted hot tub. The deck area doubles as a touch-and-go helipad for those grand entrances or dramatic exits.“This new project is the result of our desire to be recognised for who we are: a boutique shipyard able to offer a range of unique yachts designed by the best designers,” comments Eva Orsi, President of Tankoa. “We are proud of this collaboration with Enrico Gobbi that highlights the unmistakable style, quality, beauty and know-how that goes into making our customers' dreams come true.”Tankoa was founded in 2007 and began production in 2008. A true “boutique shipyard”, focused on building semi-custom and custom constructions 45-meter and up.Credits: Tankoa