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44m SUY 135 Unveiled by Antonini Navi
Antonini Navi introduces the Sport Utility Yacht – SUY 135, a groundbreaking vessel conceived by Aldo Manna, Partner and Sales Director, along with designer Fulvio De Simoni. Moravia Yachts has been appointed as Central Agency. Hull number #1 is already in construction with delivery slated for 2026.As part of Antonini Navi's broader vision, the SUY 135 is a precursor to the SUY 190 and SUY 108, forming a comprehensive lineup of versatile superyachts designed to navigate deep waters while embracing luxury and environmental harmony.Currently under construction at the shipyard in Italy, the SUY 135 spans 44 meters in length and boasts approximately 480GT. This steel displacement motor yacht marks the debut of Antonini Navi's Sports Utility Yachts – SUY series.Designed by Fulvio de Simoni with naval architecture by Studio Arrabito, the SUY 135 seamlessly blends superyacht elegance with unparalleled world-cruising capabilities."The SUY offers limitless experiences, akin to an SUV in the automotive realm," remarks Aldo Manna. "It's designed to enable owners and guests to fully immerse themselves in yachting, equipped with toys, amenities, and tenders for a myriad of recreational activities."Alessandro Diomedi of Moravia Yachting expresses pride in representing Antonini Navi's SUY series, highlighting its innovation and voluminous capacity for water toys while prioritizing owner privacy and lifestyle.The SUY 135's flexible design allows for extensive internal and external customization, featuring a main and upper deck linked by a raised deck with five guest cabins. The owner's suite, spanning 56 square meters, resides on the main deck, offering luxurious seclusion.External spaces include a 40-square-meter veranda for al fresco dining and a 35-square-meter beach club with a transom hot tub. The sun deck boasts panoramic views, a second hot tub, and ample relaxation areas.Equipped with a transversal tender garage and achieving a range of 4,000 nautical miles at 10 knots cruising speed, the SUY 135 sets new standards in environmental consciousness.The Pertusola shipyard in the Gulf of La Spezia was bought by Walter Antonini in 1977. Since then, Antonini Navi has been a family-held leader in superyacht custom build and refitting.Credits: Antonini Navi
eD 32 c-Ultra: Triumph of Electric Innovation
In a remarkable display of innovation and engineering prowess, eD-TEC's groundbreaking eD 32 c-Ultra high-performance all-electric RIB has successfully completed its first sea trials after just nine months of intensive development. These trials, conducted in the Adriatic Sea near Punat, Croatia, mark a significant milestone in the advancement of electric boating technology.At the heart of the eD 32 c-Ultra lies eD-TEC's revolutionary Technology Stack, seamlessly integrated with twin plug-and-play eD-QDrive 200kW propulsion units, driving surface-piercing propellers. With a net battery capacity of 105kWh, this blank-sheet design sets new standards in the industry, delivering exceptional performance, stability, and manoeuvrability.During the trials, dubbed as an engineering feat, the eD 32 c-Ultra demonstrated remarkable capabilities, boasting a 25-knot cruise and an impressive range of over 40 nautical miles. These results underscore the vessel's potential to revolutionize the marine industry, offering an environmentally friendly alternative without compromising on performance.Michael Jost, founder of eD-TEC, expressed optimism about the vessel's future, stating, "We are thrilled with the initial performance of the eD 32 c-Ultra during its maiden sea trials. Preliminary estimates indicate a range of 20 to 40 nautical miles and a current cruising speed of 25 knots, with anticipated improvements to reach approximately 30 knots."Furthermore, the trials provided valuable insights into optimizing the vessel's efficiency and performance. Adaptive steering, inspired by automotive systems, and innovative hydrodynamic design elements were highlighted as areas for refinement to enhance stability and reduce power consumption.Looking ahead, eD-TEC remains committed to pushing the boundaries of electric boating technology. Plans for a two-week Booster Sprint, focused on software optimization and charging efficiency, aim to further enhance the vessel's capabilities.Philipp Lehr and Marc Jost, project leads for the eD 32 c-Ultra, expressed satisfaction with the trials, emphasizing the vessel's reliability and performance. "After approximately 500 kWh, we have encountered no system disruptions thus far, and all temperatures have remained within optimal ranges," they reported.As the eD 32 c-Ultra continues its journey towards commercialization, eD-TEC remains dedicated to pioneering sustainable solutions for the marine industry. With ambitious plans for future developments, including solar-centric off-grid solutions, the company is poised to revolutionize the concept of luxury shoreside living and on-water escapes.Indeed, the eD 32 c-Ultra represents not just a vessel but the beginning of a new era in electric boating, offering a glimpse into the future of sustainable marine transportation.Credits: eD-TEC
The Italian Sea Group Marks Keel Laying Ceremony of Admiral 70m C.615
The Italian Sea Group (TISG) commemorates the keel laying of the Admiral 70m C.615 mega yacht, the esteemed model of the Admiral fleet and the group's six hundred and fifteenth yacht.The keel laying ceremony signifies a significant milestone in TISG's developmental journey, reaffirming its stature as a prominent global player in the large yacht domain and showcasing the group's commercial expansion.Giovanni Costantino, Founder & CEO of The Italian Sea Group, shared his sentiments on this maritime tradition, remarking, "When building a yacht, the keel-laying ceremony is a moment of profound emotion for both the shipyard and the owner."The Admiral 70m mega yacht, crafted entirely by the Centro Stile of The Italian Sea Group, boasts elegant exteriors characterized by graceful lines, expansive deck spaces, and generous glass windows. Internally, the vessel offers accommodations with 7 VIP and "Guest" cabins, along with 10 cabins for the crew.This yacht exemplifies the culmination of engineering prowess, design innovation, and the hallmark quality associated with the Admiral brand. It prioritizes absolute onboard comfort while championing environmental sustainability, with minimal emissions in both water and atmosphere.The delivery of the mega yacht Admiral 70m is slated for 2026.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
European Yachtsman Secures Flexplorer 165 in Cantiere delle Marche's Latest Sale
Cantiere delle Marche's dedication to crafting exceptional vessels reaches new heights with the sale of the Flexplorer 165 to a distinguished European yachtsman. Representing the shipyard's largest explorer yacht to date, this milestone sale underscores Cantiere delle Marche's unwavering commitment to excellence.Vasco Buonpensiere, co-founder and CEO of Cantiere delle Marche, expresses pride in the achievement: "The sale of the Flexplorer 165 marks a significant moment for our shipyard. In an industry marked by fluctuating tides, our steadfast dedication to quality and precision has yielded remarkable results." Buonpensiere emphasizes the shipyard's resilience in navigating market challenges, attributing the success to the enduring reputation of their explorer yachts.Ennio Cecchini, co-founder and President of Cantiere delle Marche, highlights the distinctive qualities of the Flexplorer 165, noting its striking design and embodiment of the shipyard's core values.The Flexplorer 165, boasting a length of nearly 49.90 meters and a beam of 9 meters, showcases the renowned exterior design by Sergio Cutolo/Hydro Tec. Collaborating with Hus studio for the interior, the yacht promises timeless elegance and unparalleled comfort.Equipped with an impressive A-frame crane capable of lifting over 4.5 tons, the Flexplorer 165 offers exceptional handling of tenders and water toys. Powered by twin Caterpillar C32 Acert engines, each generating 970kW, the yacht ensures reliability and efficiency on every voyage.The decision to offer the Flexplorer 165 on the charter market reflects the owner's confidence in its ocean-going capabilities, long-range endurance, and unmatched comfort. CdM's story begins in 2010. The facilities cover an overall surface of 16˙000 square meters, including 7˙000 sq. m of workshops and 1˙000 sq. m of docks. Since 2015, the shipyard has been the world’s leading builder of explorer yachts. Based in Ancona, Cantiere delle Marche builds yachts from 26m to 43m in length.Credits: CdM
Hybrid Electric Project 1012 Sets Sail for Sea Trials
Feadship's highly anticipated Project 1012 has emerged from the construction shed at the Makkum facility, marking a significant milestone as the yacht prepares for sea trials ahead of its delivery. Notably, Project 1012 is the first Feadship vessel to boast full Hybrid Electric Class notation.Designed by Sinot and the owner's design office, with naval architecture by Feadship De Voogt Naval Architects, Project 1012 was commissioned by a seasoned Feadship owner with a wealth of yachting experience. The yacht's exterior styling reflects meticulous design with precise input from the owner, while the interior promises to be a beautifully crafted and meticulously detailed family retreat.Measuring an impressive 91.80 meters, Project 1012 boasts crisply chamfered exterior contours complemented by a traditional flared bow, creating a modern-classic ambiance. Despite its generous volume, the interior is thoughtfully designed to provide intimate spaces for family gatherings, featuring natural materials and finishes throughout.One of the owner's key desires was to enhance the yacht's beach club, which now spans a quarter of the lower deck's total length. With a vast, fixed stern platform and two fold-down platforms, the beach club offers an expansive 165 square meters of water-level lounging space. Additionally, a side-loading garage between the engine room and beach club can accommodate two 10-meter tenders, a ski boat, and various water toys.The main deck aft boasts a large pool and open-air lounge, while comfortable guest suites and staff cabins adorn the main deck forward. The upper decks house the master stateroom, family lounge, and wellness area, while the sundeck offers a prime observation point with forward-facing seating and sun loungers.Project 1012's propulsion system integrates cutting-edge Feadship technology, featuring two main engines, shaft-driven fixed pitch propellers, and PTO/PTI electric motors coupled with 1MW of Li-ion batteries. This innovative setup allows for both conventional diesel propulsion and electric motor operation, providing enhanced efficiency and reduced environmental impact.Albert Abma, Feadship project manager, expresses his satisfaction with the collaboration, stating, "Working with the experienced owner, designers, and owners team has been a professional pleasure. Gathering the operational experience of the owners team with the yard’s building experience has resulted in this modern-classic, state-of-art and full custom new Feadship."Based in the Netherlands and with roots dating back to 1849, 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 the Netherlands’ most elite yacht builders and delivers superyachts from 50–100+ meters in length.Credits: Feadship

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