One week ago J Class sailing yachts the 43.6-meter Svea and 42.6-meter Topaz have been involved in a serious collision, slamming into each other at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua.
According to the Class J Association, the incident occurred just before the start of the first race on March 12th. Two crew members were injured and received medical attention. One of whom is suffering from four broken ribs after being pushed overboard by the bow of Svea and the other is with minor injuries having been knocked by the runner tail of Topaz. Both boats sustained damage and have been withdrawn from the regatta. On Topaz the port runner winch was torn off, the boom was broken, backstay broke under the load, the port gunwale was damaged and also the the mast was put under extreme load from the impact. On Svea the forward underbody was badly damaged.
By words of Peter Holmberg approximately one minute 40 seconds before the start, Svea was on a collision course with Topaz that tryed to luffed to avoid, but Svea failed. Anyway, it was not possible for Topaz to avoid the collision and it was witnessed by two umpires in different boats.
Italian yard Benetti showed a new displacement yacht design that is inspired by the lifestyle and traditions of the 1960s known as the Motopanfilo. To give you a quick insight, Motopanfilo translates to motor yacht. It was the 1960s term for the large yachts that quickly became the playthings of the world's elite. Benetti teamed up with exterior designer Francesco Struglia to recreate the design and style of past Benetti yachts and make “design for today”.The interior has been made by Italian studio Lazzarini Pickering Architetti with a focus on a “contemporary makeover” to the nautical traditions of the past.The saloon has warm, light wood on the floors and curved ceilings while touches of white and blue can be seen all around. The cabin walls also follow the gentle curve of the hull.This new concept can accommodate a total of 10 guests in an owner’s suite at the bow of the main deck as well as contains four additional guest cabins on the lower deck. Moreover, if the owners do not choose to have four additional guest cabins they can install a small sauna.The studio also focused on maximising the impression of space and light inside the interior, by combining the vast windows with the use of mirrored surfaces to increase the perception of interior space and emphasis ocean views.The exterior can be described as “clean-cut”, with “tapering forms” and plenty of exterior volume. The stern features a spacious beach club and large bathing platform, while the tender garage has been tucked away to the side.An observation deck has been placed above the hard top and is described as an “intimate fourth deck” for sea or star gazing.Benetti's yacht will have a number of engine options available for owners, providing a maximum speed between 16 and 18 knots and a range of 3,800 nautical miles at 10 knots.Unfortunately, the shipyard hasn't released renderings of the interior yet, but we are impatient to see the result.
December 3, 2020
Edmiston confirmed the sale of the 59-metre yacht Akula. Originally built in 1974 by Amels as a pilot vessel, Akula was transformed into an explorer yacht by Vosper Thornycorft in 1999. While having kept the charm of the old boat, the exterior and interior is up to today's standards. Akula is now designed to accommodate professional helicopter operations as a result of a new flight deck and helicopter hangar.Akula has space to accommodate up to 10 guests in five staterooms including a master suite, two large double staterooms and two twins, all with en suite bathroom facilities. She also has space for up to 17 crew onboard. She is able to reach a top speed of 13.5 knots or a cruising speed of 11 knots.
December 2, 2020
Baglietto's 40m yacht DOM 133 by Stefano Vafiadis and Baglietto is on track to be delivered in April 2022. The 39.95-metre yacht is in the outfitting shed with a completed hull and superstructure. The DOM line has two models – DOM 123 and DOM 133. The first DOM 123 Run Away was launched this summer and is expected to be delivered to the owner in the near future.The DOM 133 will travel with hybrid propulsion system that contains traditional diesel engines, e-motors and batteries. The yacht’s range when cruising in diesel-electric mode can reach up 7,500 nm and offer up to 10 additional hours on anchor powered batteries. She will be able to reach up to 17 knots thanks to twin CAT C32 engines.Guests can stay connected to all decks thanks to the inbuilt elevator. Making the most of the 8.7-metre beam is the detailed interior layout that includes a 70-square-metre sun deck with hot tub and wet bar, a two-level beach club with swimming pool and a main saloon completed by full-height windows. In the shipyard own words: “Respect for and vicinity to the sea are the core principles of the shipyard’s design philosophy, which has led to the creation of the E-Prop line, the line of hybrid yachts. These yachts are conceived and designed to be able to cruise freely or remain at anchor at zero emissions, to protect nature and enjoy it at its fullest.""Being the intelligence partner for the top shipyards and yacht brokers in the world, we have learned to analyse and track the market in great detail. Each year our leading market report is used by investors, CEOs, owners and other key decision makers to inform themselves on the state of the market and future developments. Find all the information you need on the market, fleet, construction book, ownership nationalities and much more in our report," continues the shipyard.Credits: Baglietto
December 2, 2020
After 24 months of engineering and construction, the very first 41-metre Dynamiq GTT 135 Stefania is ready for launch at the company’s shipyard in Massa, Tuscany, and looking every inch a superstar! The full-aluminium superyacht features a Fast Displacement hull by leading Dutch naval architects Van Oossanen and exterior design by Monaco-based studio Dobroserdov Design. The sophisticated exterior design is modern and elegant and based on an exclusive colour palette of metallic gold and dark brown. “We are very proud of this achievement, especially in these tough COVID-19 times” says Dynamiq founder and CEO Sergei Dobroserdov. “This beautiful 41-metre superyacht looks impressive and fresh and expresses the innovative and chic soul of Dynamiq yachts. Just as importantly, she also performs at the top of her class with the latest technology on board such as the Hull Vane aft foil and a unique torque compensation system by Rubber Design, to name just a few. We’re sure she'll be a source of exclusivity and pride for her owners, a family that didn’t follow the mainstream path and selected the Dynamiq GTT 135 because it's the best vessel in her size range, together with her reverse bow, long waterline and master cabin located in the most comfortable place amidships on the lower deck.” Stefania’s efficient hull has a round-bilge shape with lower fuel consumption even at higher speeds. She is equipped with twin MAN V12 1650 engines for a maximum speed of 20 knots with an ocean-going range of 3,500 miles at cruising speed, which means owners have the opportunity to enjoy two seasons during the year (Med and Caribbean) and greater freedom when navigating remote locations with no bunkering infrastructure. The yacht also has a shallow draft of 1.8 metres for cruising the remote cays and shoal waters of the Bahamas.The oversized sundeck of 120m2 divided into two different zones includes a jacuzzi forward and two 75-inch TV screens and a bar unit for enjoying the panoramic views in style. The oversized main deck aft pool has a capacity of 4,500 litres and together with the open-air beach club area with a second bar allows owners and guests to enjoy the en plein air lifestyle close to the sea. Another important luxury feature is the 2.2-metre ceiling heights throughout the interior. The spacious 5-cabin layout on the lower deck ensures motion comfort on board for all the guests. Among other stand-out design features is the real fireplace in the main salon, a centrepiece that adds a cosy touch when cruising early or later in the season when the evenings can be a bit chilly. Dynamiq also joined forces with German VIP car outfitter Klassen to develop the special “Wheelhouse by Klassen", which comes with the same quality and style of Klassen VIP shuttle vans with sporty trim and high-end finishes.Stefania is safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly in accordance with the strictest RINA Commercial Class standards, prestigious Comfort and Green Star Plus notations, and regulatory compliance and manning standards. The yacht has started an intensive programme of pre-launch tests and will touch the water for the first time early in January.
December 2, 2020
A new 51m fast-displacement yacht concept, Sinderella, has been released by the drawing boards of DFD Design and Cantu Design. The concept is decorated with exterior reflective glass that helps create dynamic pattern across the yacht.John Cantu, who founded his studio in 2015 explains: "I wanted to create something that combines the best of American and European design philosophies.” Designers decided to make their concept keeping in mind all future technologies as well as incorporate a hybrid propulsion package for two hours of electric power and zero emissions.This yacht can accommodate up to 10 guests across five en-suite rooms with a full-beam master’s suite on the upper deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. The 51m fast-displacement yacht has a “Solemare” room at the bottom of the yacht design that allows the owner and the visitors to see the views of marine life below the waterline as well as a spot to relax at the end of the day. The concept’s skylounge has dining and lounging capacities, and an area for alfredo dining to its aft.Sinderella’s reflective glass creates a dynamic pattern across the yacht. She hosts a range of notable features like Jacuzzi, a touch-and-go helipad, as well as a glass overhang.She also also has an extensive beach club with fold-down sections with direct access to the “Solemare” room and storage for all water toys adjacent.Sinderella definitely has a very beautiful look and magical lighting. John Cantu, founder of Cantu Design says: "It is the grand and magical ball that is still there when you wake up the next morning.”
December 1, 2020