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42m Istros Listed for Sale
The team at Cecil Wright & Partners has become the Central Agent for the sale of the 42.10m Istros. This classic yacht built in 1954 for the Pappadakis family and relaunched in 2020 by Feadship is essentially a brand-new yacht. Feadship built a new aluminum superstructure, making it a complete replica of the original. All of her systems have been changed and upgraded with the most modern technologies available, including the engines. The original engines weighed 38 tonnes, 15% of the total displacement: replacing them with sustainable power sources meant adapting the superstructure and adding lead ballast. The new Istros is lighter than she was in 1954 and even more stable.Istros interior was made in Scandinavian style by Van Geest Design. More guest cabins were added and they have been enlarged. It also included a redesign of the main salon and galley.She won The World Superyacht Awards 2021 for Best Refit and is also a member of the highly cherished Feadship Heritage Fleet.Entering the charter market for the first time this year, she was unbelievably successful and a string of repeat charter is already on the cards for next year should a future custodian wish to keep her commercial.Shortly she will head back to Feadship for her final warranty work meaning that come the Spring of 2022, she will be a truly turn-key yacht and ready for the next phase of her life under a new owner.Istros' asking price is EUR 19,950,000.Feadship was formed as a group in 1949 as a marketing partnership between six Dutch shipyards, de Vries Lentch, Van de Stadt, Witsen & Vis, Akerboom, De Vries Scheepsbouw and Van Lent Shipyard, and De Voogt Naval Architects. Feadship is well-known as one of Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship
33m Performance Cruising Sloop Ribelle Finds New Owner
Burgess has sold the 32.64m sailing yacht Ribelle. Ribelle was delivered by Vitters in 2017, her modern and slick naval architecture and exterior design were devised on the drawing boards of Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design. Built in collaboration at Green Marine in the UK, her hull and superstructure are made from carbon fibre. This resulted in a lightweight displacement of just 84 tonnes, permitting Ribelle to achieve speeds of more than 20 knots in moderate conditions.Her custom interior was made by Rémi Tessier, who complimented her with a bright and modern interior decor. Ribelle can accommodate six guests across three cabins. This includes a master suite, VIP suite and a twin cabin. The master suite features a walkaround bed that is placed in a slightly lowered position and is enhanced by ambient lights that give the furniture a suspended appearance. The state-of-the-art equipment includes three ovens, a large induction cooktop, a blast chiller and a two-metre working island. The decor consists of glossy white-painted panels, mirrors and polished stainless steel. She was sold with a last asking price of EUR 16,500,000. This was an in-house deal handled by Burgess Monaco office. Vitters Shipyard is a Dutch high-end performance yacht builder. The shipyard was founded in 1990 by Jan Vitters. The company delivered the first luxury sailing boat, the 28m Aphrodite, in 1993. Vitters Shipyard has a crew of dedicated engineers and craftspeople who have a strong eye for detail and the passion to exceed the expectations of its yacht owners. Credits: Vitters
Inside 70m Superyacht Polaris
The 70m ice explorer Polaris has been launched at the Rossinavi facility in Viareggio in January 2021. The yacht, previously known as Project King Shark, became the largest yacht built by this Italian shipyard. Polaris was built for an experienced owner, who already has the 48m yacht Parillion, formerly known as Polaris I, which was also built by Rossinavi. Main salonPolaris has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure.Main salon The exterior and interior designs were made by Enrico Gobbi’s Team for Design. For Enrico Gobbi it was also not the first time that he was working for the owner. He made the yacht silhouette very elegant, with curved details. Main deck cockpitSome features have been added at the request of the owners: a private terrace on the owner's deck and a 6m infinity pool on the main aft deck. Crystal chandelier at the lobby The yacht can be characterized by a very elegant interior, timeless and elegant which impresses from the first sight. There are custom designed furniture, crystal chandeliers and semi precious stones. Upper deck salonThe 70m explorer can accommodate twelve guests and seventeen crew members. Wellness zone takes the important role on board – the gym might be used as a space for yoga classes. The owner suite is located at the upper deck and has its own private terrace. Owner's suitePolaris was built with the ability to navigate in extreme ice conditions, including in the Arctic and Antarctica. She’s able to move from the warm waters of the Caribbean to the sub-zero conditions of Antarctica. Gym She has a cruising speed of 15.0 knots and a top speed of 17.0 knots. The yacht has a range of 6000 nautical miles at a speed of 15.0 knots.Rossinavi is an Italian manufacturer of custom steel and aluminium superyachts 28m in size and larger. The Rossi shipyard was founded in the 1970s and is located in Viareggio.Credits: Rossinavi
Lürssen’s 115m Ahpo Starts Her Maiden Voyage
The 115.1-meter Ahpo (previously known as project Enzo) on 24 November 2021 left the Lürssen shipyard and embarked on her maiden voyage. The megayacht was launched by Lürssen in June. In September this bespoke yacht started her sea trials. She has been built for a repeat client who previously owned 86m Lürssen and required top-notch design and engineering as well as seagoing comfort for his family. For the exterior and interior design, he once again chose design office Nuvolari Lenard. Moran Yacht & Ship managed and supervised the project, bringing with them their wide spectrum of experience and consolidated knowledge.“The owner’s brief was demanding. However, we believe our engineering expertise has surpassed his wishes to own a yacht that many years from now will be timeless and yet still ahead of its time. Our thanks, of course, go to the good design and communications with the Designers Nuvolari Lenard and to Moran Yacht & Ship, who oversaw the build on behalf of the owner, as well as the Lürssen project team,” says Peter Lürssen.Ahpo is equipped with state-of-the art technology and engineering systems. For instance, a heat recovery system in the generators heats the water for the pool, leading to reduced electrical power and emissions, while dynamic positioning enables electronic anchoring in sensitive and remote areas, protecting the seabed and allowing for safe mooring regardless of water depth.Lürssen is a German shipyard with headquarters in Bremen-Vegesack and shipbuilding facilities in Lemwerder, Berne and Bremen-Aumund. Founded in 1875, Lürssen is one of the world's leading builders of custom luxury superyachts and has launched many of the largest yachts in the global fleet.Credits: Lürssen
22.5m Heysea Power Catamaran Sold
Camper and Nicholsons has announced the sale of the 22.5m Heysea Power Catamaran. The custom-built Catamaran will be built by Heysea Yachts in Asia with significant modifications requested by the owner, who wants a yacht with which he and his family can spend long holidays together in total privacy, safety, and comfort. She will be shipped to the Mediterranean, where she will be private-use before relocating to Australia.Her interiors and exterior will also be designed by VYD Designs. The exterior has been customised by the owner, who required the engineering department to redesign an extended superstructure, allowing for the integration of an additional separated bow-saloon, while keeping a bow-cockpit alfresco area, accessible from inside and outside.The catamaran will be able to accommodate eight guests across one master suite, one VIP and two guest suites, all fully en suite. The master will have a walk-in wardrobe, a private saloon and owner's office in elegant, earthy neutral tones. The exterior made by VYD Designs and have also been customised by the owner, who required the engineering department to redesign an extended superstructure, allowing for the integration of an additional separated bow-saloon, while keeping a bow-cockpit alfresco area, accessible from inside and outside.The flybridge has an impressive surface area for a yacht of her size. With 78 sq. m, she contains a convertible alfresco saloon-dining area, five sun beds, a wet bar with BBQ, fridges, icemaker, and an impressive hot tub with an integrated bar.The owner also required modifications to the initial engine specifications: from two CAT 1000Hp with a max cruising speed of 22 knots to two Volvo 725Hp, with a quieter cruising ambiance and greater range. Two bow thrusters allow for surgical manoeuvres thanks to wireless control via DockMate joystick. Finally, solar panels on the hard top means batteries will be able to operate for up to eight hours. She is planned to be delivered in April 2023. Heysea was founded by a group of experienced naval architects and engineers in 2007. Located in China’s Pearl River Delta near Hong Kong, Heysea’s shipyard allows for the simultaneous construction of more than ten yachts and a maximum length exceeding 142ft. The company climbed nine places since 2015 and ranked 16th in the 2018 Global Order Book published by Boat International, being the only PRC based yacht builder to be named as top 20 in the list.Сredits: Camper and Nicholsons