Countdown has started for the 58th Annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show taking place December 4-9, 2019. This year’s event, like in the past, will take place at the Nelson’s Dockyard Marina in English Harbour, and the Falmouth Harbour Marina and the Antigua Yacht Club Marina both located in Falmouth Harbour. Yacht Harbour lists top 10 superyachts on view not to miss this year.
Builder: Vitters/Oceanco (2016)
The 6th largest sailing superyacht in the world, the 85-metre Aquijo was created in collaboration between Dutch shipyards Oceanco and Vitters. BGerman studio Dölker + Voges was responsible for her interior design, whilst Tripp Design Naval Architecture styled her exterior. The yacht comprises 4 decks and accommodates up to 12 guests on-board.
Noteworthy, Vitters developed a custom steering system for Aquijo. It works by translating the hydrodynamic forces on the rudder blades directly to the steering wheels on the flybridge, thus providing the helmsman with immediate feedback and a feeling for how the yacht is moving through the water.
Builder: Derecktor (2010)
Formerly known as Cakewalk, the largest superyacht built on the territory of the USA since the 1930s, was sold to her current owner at an asking price of €119,000,000 at the end of 2014. Consequently, the 85-metre vessel underwent a 12-month refit at Pendennis in the UK and had her name changed to Aquila.
The motor yacht can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins with an interior design by Dalton Designs and an exterior design by Tim Heywood. She is powered by MTU engines of 3306 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.
Aquila's improvement focused mainly on the interior. For instance, the owner's stateroom was entirely remodelled, a 60 square metre private deck was added, while the Jacuzzi was repositioned to the forward sun deck.
The vessel is available for charter from € 945,000 p/w.
Builder: Freire Shipyard (2011)
With a beam of 13.2 metres and a draft of 3.8 metres, Naia features a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2,059 tons. The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests across 8 cabins with an interior design by Mark Berryman and an exterior design by H2 Design.
Naia can reach a maximum speed of 16 knots, with a cruising speed of 14 knots. The vessel is available for charter from € 525,000 p/w.
Builder: Abeking & Rasmussen (2008)
Initially built for American businessman Herb Chambers, the project was sold right before delivery in 2008. Classified by Lloyds, Eminence features a beam of 12.4 metres and a draft of 3.2 metres along with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2054 tonnes.
Eminence offers accommodation to up to 14 guests across 7 cabins, within interiors and exteriors by Reymond Langton. One of the most outstanding features of the yacht is her bridge deck dining room, which features a horseshoe table surrounded by sliding glass doors that can open the space entirely and deliver panoramic views when closed. Eminence comes fitted with a generous beach club and swim platform.
Powered by Caterpillar 3516 DITA engines of 2000 HP each, the yacht reaches a maximum speed at 16 knots and cruises comfortably at 14 knots for 6,000 nautical miles.
She was sold in summer 2019 asking € 80,000,000.
Builder: Amels (2016)
Elixir was delivered by Dutch shipyard Amels in 2016. Her exterior design concept was developed by Tim Heywood, with interiors by Laura Sessa. Her to modern interior look contributes to jet black gloss and stainless steel around the superstructure.
The magnificent outdoor spaces of Elixir include a huge Sun Deck, folding bulwarks for Main Deck indoor dining with an al fresco feeling, along with the owner's Suite balcony.
The vessel is asking € 38,900,000.
Builder: Feadship (2016)
With a beam of 11.5 metres and a draft of 3 metres, JOY has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by MTU engines of 1850 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 16 knots, next to a cruising speed of 12 knots. Joy's maximum range is estimated at 4,500 nautical miles.
The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins with an interior design by Studio Indigo and an exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell.
JOY is available for charter from € 700,000 p/w.
Builder: ISA (2014)
The 66.45-metre built by ISA unit bears exterior design by Andrea Vallicelli, while the interior design is by late Alberto Pinto. Both designers worked to combine design and architectural aspects in a strong contrast between the curvaceous lines of the decks with the rigorous and diamond-like geometry of the transom and sundeck.
The naval architecture is developed in-house by ISA Technical Department in conjunction with BMT NIGEL GEE naval architects, including intense tank testing program to evaluate all possible sea-conditions before starting the production of the vessel.
As for the accommodation, the yacht can sleep up to 12 guests and 17 crew. Okto is powered by twin CATERPILLAR 3512 C engines providing a top speed of 18,5 knots and a cruising speed of 16,5 knots.
The yacht is listed for sale asking € 39,000,000.
Builder: Oceanco (2008)
In 2008, the yacht originally named Anastasia was delivered amongst an uptick in the superyacht market. According to Forbes, she also became the first of a series of 3 yachts that her Russian billionaire owner, Vladimir Potanin would build at Oceanco. The vessel changed owners and the name in 2018.
The superyacht was designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. With a beam of 13.4 metres and a draft of 3.95 metres, Wheels has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by MTU engines of 3648 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 14 knots. The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins.
The vessel is available for charter from € 580,000 p/w.
#9. Phoenix 2
Launched in 2010 by German shipbuilder Lürssen and last refitted in 2011, the 90-mere Phoenix2 boasts design by Andrew Winch and offers elegant exterior lines, complemented by beautiful interiors and spacious socialising areas throughout. The most notable feature is definitely the giant sculpted phoenix figurehead that sits proudly on the prow of the vessel.
Built for the late Polish billionaire, Jan Kulczyk as a replacement for his previous 61-meter Lürssen, Phoenix was delivered by the German shipyard in 2010. Designed by Andrew Winch, Phoenix boasts over 100 metres of steel handrails built specially to follow the shape of the hull.
The owner's stateroom located forward of the yacht is styled like a New York duplex from the 1930s with a private staircase linking the two areas together and leading to a private jacuzzi and owner's deck on the yacht's bow. Other features include a spa pool, Jacuzzi and cinema on the sundeck.
The vessel is available for charter from € 1,000,000 p/w.
Builder: Tankoa (2018)
Solo was launched in August 2018, making her international debut at the Monaco Yacht Show the same year. Francesco Paszkowski was responsible for both her exteriors and interiors, collaborating with Margherita Casprini for the latter. Solo’s interiors feature spacious main and upper salons providing relaxation zones with large plush seating areas, along with a dazzling baby grand piano and numerous entertainment options.
The yacht’s six staterooms can accommodate up to 12 guests, including a spacious VIP, two doubles and two twins. The master suite is fitted with a private terrace complete with sunpads and a Jacuzzi with panoramic views.
Some of key features include a swimming pool and a private dance floor, which easily converts to a touch-and-go helipad, on the skylounge aft. Solo’s beach club, meanwhile, represents a spacious and welcoming space with sofa, bar, TV, oversized glass walled gym with fold-out terrace, bathroom, sauna (also fitted with its own fold-out terrace) and hammam.
The vessel is listed for sale asking €71,500,000.
An exceptionally spacious 61 m luxury motor yacht, Lady Kathryn V was built by famous German shipyard Lurssen and delivered in 2011. The yacht with a defining racing-red stripe along her hull has the exterior design by the renowned Espen Øino. Her classical and elegant interiors were created by Adam Lay Studio to a unique nautical theme: stripes in blue and whites, complemented by rich woods, give her a classic look and feel.Most impressive areas on Lady Kathryn V include the sunbathing area, enabling views far out to the sea from the sunpads. There’s even a private golf driving range. Additionally, she features a full gym and a water toy box. Lady Kathryn V has two sea kayaks, two stand up paddleboards, two jet ski’s, two seabobs, inflatable tubes, water skis, wakeboards, and two 23′ tenders.With a beam of 11.4 m and a draft of 3.6 m, she has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. She is powered by Caterpillar engines of 1980 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots. Lady Kathryn V's maximum range is estimated at 7000 nautical miles.The motor yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins including a forward owner's suite complete with a sea terrace, with a crew of 14 members.
July 8, 2020
Aquila is a 85.6 m luxury motor yacht. Launched by Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Connecticut in 2010, she has recently undergone an extensive 12-month refit program. Aquila is designed by Tim Heywood with the traditional interior by Elizabeth Dalton of Dalton Designs. Now her original interiors were replaced by a new design courtesy of Redman Whitely Dixon. Tony Dixon, director at Redman Whitely Dixon, commented: We selected a mix of dark wood finishes, pale leather panels with nickel trim and many new special surface materials all interplaying together to offer subtle style variations throughout the interior.The interior was remodeled to ensure a smooth flow between each area, the installation has been carried out by German interior specialists Metrica.She is currently the largest private yacht ever constructed in the United States by volume and in 2016 she became the largest yacht ever refitted in the UK. The refit consisted of a complete revitalization of all five deck levels. Aquila was definitely reborn after such massive recondition at Falmouth-based shipyard Pendennis. The project team refurbished all of the social spaces, overhauling the technical systems, and renewing the interior of over 750 square metres.The yacht, owned by Charles and Diane Gallagher, has a beam of 14.3 m and a draft of 4.2 m. has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 2998 tons. She is powered by MTU engines of 3306 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 18 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. During the refit, her four generators were completely rebuilt and other upgrades included new radar equipment, AV and IT systems, air conditioning, fresh air handling systems.The motor yacht, which can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabins, how has got a brand new glass chandelier by Susan Young. With more than 850 pieces of hand-blown glass, this masterpiece centerpieces cascades 11.2 metres through four of Aquila’s five decks.Other improvements include a reconfiguration of the owner's suite together with a 60m2 private deck area and repositioning of the Jacuzzi to the forward deck. Their guests can also enjoy a movie on a 98-inch widescreen cinema store into a floating box to prevent sound and vibration emissions.For this expensive refit, Aquila has already won the Neptune for Best Refit at the World Superyacht Awards in 2017.
July 8, 2020
Cosmos I is a 33.5 m luxury motor yacht, built by Italian shipyard Overmarine in 2004 and refitted in 2018. She has been just recently sold by Parsifal Yachting with the buyer, represented by Ocean Independence.With a beam of 7.12 m and a draft of 1.3 m, she has a GRP hull and GRP superstructure. This adds up to a gross tonnage of 181 tons. She is powered by MTU engines of 2775 hp each giving her a maximum speed of 38 knots and a cruising speed of 32 knots. Cosmos I's maximum range is estimated at 400 nautical miles. The motor yacht offers flexible accommodation for 11 guests in 4 cabins, including a full-beam master suite, VIP suite, twin with a Pullman berth, and a four-berth cabin. The vessel’s interior design was created by Ruth Copsey and her exterior design was made by Stefano Righini.Cosmos I has many outstanding features, including a cockpit sunbed that transforms into a Jacuzzi and an opening hardtop sunroof. There is also a games room on the lower deck, which makes the superyacht perfect for kids.Cosmos I was asking €2,050,000 with VAT paid.
July 8, 2020
Italian shipyard Cantiere delle Marche an Ancona has launched its newest semi-custom yacht design named EXP42 concept. This is already the second launch of the Ancona-based shipyard during the summer, after the recent one of its latest 42-metre full-custom motor yacht Crowbridge in the middle of June.With the goal of providing a balance between comfort and reliability in mind, the EXP42 is able to venture through roughest weather to remote locations. The new concept perfectly summarizes all features and characteristics of the series she belongs to.Vasco Buonpensiere, CdM’s Sales and Marketing Director said:An explorer yacht isn’t about its shape, it’s about its reliability, its range, its storage capacity, and its ability to face any weather condition in comfort and safety. We build cool explorer yachts, period. With an explorer yacht and a contemporary design, you have the best of the two worlds: you can cruise around the world comfortably/safely and in style. On the contrary, with a white yacht dressed like an explorer yacht (like many we see, lately), you just have a white yacht and your cruising lifestyle doesn’t change at all...The yacht was designed by Francesco Paszkowski and will feature a steel hull and light aluminium superstructure. The interior layout can be highly customized according to the owner’s needs. There ate a few options including a six guest cabins version (GA_1), including four VIP cabins on the main deck and two guest suites from the lower deck.There is a tender and Jet Skis garage on the main deck, which can be converted into a gym.
July 7, 2020
Tankoa Yachts has revealed the smallest superyacht in the fleet, but the boat still appears mighty. The 45m yacht can hold up with other mega yachts coming with incredible interiors to match.The cruiser under the name T450 was designed by Rome-based Giorgio M.Cassetta and has a steel hull with aluminum superstructure. The near-vertical bow and sleek exterior lines give her an elegant look, however, her most impressive features are on board.Giuseppe Mazza, Tankoa sales manager commented:Building on the extraordinary success of our 50-metre platform with Bintador and Vertige already delivered and two more in build, the T450 confirms Tankoa’s drive to build yachts below 500GT that are designed with a big boat mentality and quality.This new 45-metre model has been designed to provide maximum flexibility, and in terms of interior and exterior space, it feels like a much larger vessel.T450 offers accommodation for a total of 12 guests, which is unusual for a vessel of her size, in six staterooms, including a VIP suite on the main deck, an owner’s stateroom, and four ensuite cabins on the lower deck.Owners can decide to place a pool on the sundeck with its sunbeds and its shaded dining area, forward bar, and sofas with a day head. The bridge decks on the other side offer al fresco dining and an impressive outside sky lounge, with another outside social area on the foredeck.Cassetta said in a press release:The yacht packs some amazing real estate and amenities while presenting an elegant styling that is intentionally free of any useless decoration. The interior design enjoys ample uninterrupted spaces, warmed by the usage of marine materials and earthy hues. The construction criteria and rich specification will make the T450 a truly unique offer in this size range.
July 7, 2020