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The new Pershing GTX116 interprets the trends of the moment to create the first Sport Utility Yacht, a yacht characterized by high performance and a sporty attitude.The flagship of the new GTX range, featuring elegant and aerodynamic exterior styling, is 35 meters long and over 7 meters in the beam, offering generous open spaces, areas in direct contact with the water. The yacht has two decks and an upper sportfly that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests thanks to the new five-cabin layout, plus three cabins for five crew members. Her look is a result of collaboration between the Ferretti Group Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari, the design firm headed by Fulvio De Simoni and the Group’s Engineering Department, the hull was built at the Ferretti Group Plug and Mould facility and brings together advanced technologies and Pershing’s signature craftsmanship.With its strikingly sporty and characterful lines, this new GTX range yacht comes in a shade of Monte Carlo gray chosen with a nod to the gran turismo automotive tradition. With a design approach that ensures seamless interconnection, the exteriors and interiors of the new Pershing GTX116 become part of the same space, facilitating onboard flows and enhancing the liveability of the areas involved.Crafted by Fulvio De Simoni Yacht Design, the yacht's interiors showcase modern, spacious layouts. Dark wood contrasts with pale ceilings to create a striking interior atmosphere.Eucalyptus wood furnishings throughout the living areas boast a 45-degree grain pattern, adding to the yacht's charm. The main deck offers an outdoor life experience, including a beach club at the water's edge and a spacious cockpit with a bar.The main saloon captivates with its panoramic views of the sea and spaciousness, featuring an L-shaped sofa and armchairs. The dining area seats up to ten, and the galley can be customized to include a bar counter.The helm station is equally impressive with a futuristic console, black leather upholstery, and advanced instrumentation. The yacht's bow boasts a generous sun area and optional hot tub.The lower deck hosts a five-cabin night area, including a full-beam owner's cabin and two doubles and twins with private bathrooms. Crew quarters connect directly to the helm station, ensuring privacy for guests.The sportbridge offers over 40 sq. m of space, including a fully equipped bar area. The exterior helm station offers a thrilling hands-on experience for up to three guests.In the engine room, a triple waterjet propulsion system delivers top performance, while three MAN V12 engines provide a top speed of 34 knots. The Pershing GTX116 is a true marvel of design and technology, offering luxury and innovation in one remarkable package.The Ferretti Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels, with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally.Credits: Ferretti Group
September 15, 2023
The 95m Kismet was sold for EUR149,000,000. The buyer was represented by the Founder and CEO of Christie Yachts, Will Christie, while the seller had Cecil Wright & Partners as their representative.Kismet, delivered in 2014, boasts exquisite design by Espen Oeino and intricate interiors crafted by Reymond Langton Design. This Lürssen masterpiece is undeniably one of the most remarkable yachts ever produced by the esteemed German shipyard.Will Christie, CEO of Christie Yachts, expressed his satisfaction with the sale, saying, “We operate in a highly competitive marketplace where clients have a wide choice of brokers to work with. It is very pleasing that after only two years since setting up Christie Yachts, the buyer recognized the value of our client-focused and specialist advisory approach to yacht sales. Kismet is a truly special yacht that has found a great new home. We are looking forward to seeing the new owner and satisfied charter guests enjoy many happy years of future cruising on board.”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: Yacht Harbour archive
September 15, 2023
Wally unveiled a new creation that marks a significant shift in the brand's direction - the wallyrocket51. This yacht, measuring 15.5 meters LOA, stands shoulder to shoulder with classic 52-footers. While slightly shorter than a TP52, it's engineered to outpace them. Designed in collaboration with Botin Partners, a team renowned for America's Cup success and multiple championships, the wallyrocket51 is poised to be the world's fastest race boat. It's tailored for one-design class racing yet packs the prowess to conquer elite IRC and ORC races, delivering both speed and lower ratings.Key to this design is its unique length, slightly smaller at 51 feet, which optimizes hull dynamics, appendages, and sailplan, capitalizing on a rating bonus. Weighing a mere 6.3 tons in measurement conditions, it's the lightest racing yacht ever, ensuring exceptional downwind speed and quick planning. An adjustable trim tab on the keel's trailing edge, reminiscent of the 2007 America's Cup, enhances upwind performance. This innovation generates substantial lift, reducing resistance, and enhancing leeway neutrality. It's a shorter waterline length yacht that sails higher and faster.World-renowned competitive sailors Vasco Vascotto and Guillermo Parada have lent their expertise to develop this yacht for ease of handling with a smaller crew while ensuring maximum fun. They've also contributed to shaping the forthcoming wallyrocket one-design series.The wallyrocket51 requires just an 11-person crew, assisted by a water ballast system in the aft quarters for improved righting moments and neutral pitch. This system, with a 550-liter capacity, can be adjusted in just 80 seconds, enhancing fine-tuning under varying conditions. Combined with the keel trim tab, it provides a substantial performance advantage.The wallyrocket51 is versatile, designed for everything from windward-leeward races to classic offshore challenges like the Rolex Middle Sea and RORC Caribbean 600. The pre-preg carbon hull with Corecell, Nomex core for the deck, High Modulus carbon fiber rig by Southern Spars, AeroSix standing rigging by Future Fibres, and Harken Air Winches ensure top-tier materials and methodologies.The wallyrocket51 is not just a racer; it's a testament to Wally's DNA, merging groundbreaking innovation with competitiveness. This one-design racing boat is the ultimate blend of performance, family cruising, and podium-worthy racing.Construction of the first wallyrocket51 is already underway, with a launch planned for 2024.Part of the Ferretti Group, the shipyard was founded in 1994 in Monaco by Luca Bassani, passionate and visionary yachtsman, Wally changed the entire concept of cruising yachts and created groundbreaking sailing and power boats which are unmatched reference points in yachting and in the design world. Wally is the only yachting brand to be a two-time winner of the ADI Compasso d’Oro, the world’s most important award for quality and design. Credits: Wally
September 19, 2023
During the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival Northrop & Johnson has announced its partnership with new Turkish shipyard VisionF Yachts. Under this partnership, Northrop & Johnson assumes the role of VisionF Yachts' global central agency and secures exclusive sales rights for VisionF's vessels worldwide. The collaboration will have a particular focus on the markets of the US and Europe.VisionF 80"With significant expertise in both fiberglass and aluminum construction, VisionF Yachts is ideally positioned to capture the rising demand for power catamarans in the luxury yachting industry. Northrop & Johnson is proud to have been granted the exclusive sales representation worldwide and I'm confident our marketing abilities and experienced sales team will result in a mutually successful partnership," says Patrick Coote, Managing Director of Northrop & Johnson in Europe.Ali Tanir, General Manager at VisionF Yachts, emphasized the significant advantages of this partnership for the Turkish yacht builder, which was founded in 2019. He stated, "As a new, developing brand, having an established partner such as Northrop & Johnson represents a great advantage for us. Instead of working across different countries and trying to express our brand to the end users, Northrop & Johnson will be a great help in getting our message across and increasing awareness in the market."In a debut at the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival, VisionF Yachts unveiled their latest delivery, the custom pink-hulled 24.6-meter VisionF 80 aluminum catamaran. In addition, VisionF Yachts introduced two brand-new yacht models at the show. The shipyard also provided updates on its ongoing projects, including two state-of-the-art aluminum VisionF 82 units, currently in construction and scheduled for delivery in March and May 2024.VisionF Yachts in Turkey was set up by Coşkun Bayraktar in Istanbul in 2019, but despite the shipyard’s relative youth it is a brand that is going places in the power catamaran world. In November 2020, VisionF Yachts debuted its first vessel, the VisionF 80. Credits: VisionF Yachts
September 15, 2023
The Italian Sea Group has announced the launch of This Is It, the new motor catamaran of the Tecnomar fleet, 43.5 meter in length and 14.5 meter in width, with approximately 750GT. This Is It represents an exciting new presence on the catamaran landscape, then tradition and innovation come together to create a concept of radical lifestyle and elegance, defined by a layout with more than 600 sq. m of impressive glass windows.The complex curved shape of the aluminum superstructure, the hull lines are optimized to enhance hydrodynamic efficiency, leading to a significant reduction in fuel consumption and, therefore, emissions. In compliance with IMO Tier III requirements, the yacht is equipped with innovative exhaust gas treatment technology (SCR – Selective Catalytic Reduction) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.Inside guests can find six cabins, a massage room, and a galley with polarized glass for events and show cooking.The spacious owner's area, in addition to a large skylight with an extraordinary height of 3.3 meter and a superb panoramic terrace, features a special vertical garden spanning two decks, giving the feeling of being in a seaside villa.Leather and Alcantara materials interweave with oak and teak, creating a conversation marked by daring geometric designs and accents of gray marble. The prevailing ambiance is one of dynamism, evoking movement and a sporty feel. Yet, the color scheme maintains an air of elegance and sophistication, predominantly featuring soft hues of beige and platinum gray.The infusion of opulence is achieved through the harmonious fusion of noble metals like gold, bronze, titanium, and carbon, creating a striking contrast with the tranquil tones of natural wood and leather finishes."The realization of this extraordinary project challenges the “conventional” perceptions, driving us to completely recreate the boundaries of aesthetic parameters. This Is It is born as the perfect blend between the desires of a forward-thinking owner and a brand like Tecnomar, capable of taking on such an ambitious and demanding challenge. We will present this iconic yacht for the world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show," comments Giovanni Costantino, Founder and CEO of The Italian Sea Group. 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
September 18, 2023