Currently the 10th largest superyacht in the world and one of the most futuristic ones, the 142.8-metre sailing yacht A has been spotted in Monaco, reports The Sun. The vessel is owned by a Russian industrialist tycoon Andrey Melnichenko, whose net worth is estimated at $13.4 billion by Forbes.
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Estimated at about $500 million, the yacht was built by German yard Nobiskrug in 2017. Although her 142.8-metre LOA would give Melnichenko's new flagship the title of largest sailing yacht in the world, many experts rather consider her more of a hybrid between the two types due to her technical classification as a sail-assisted motor yacht.
Part of the renowned A fleet, the yacht features exterior and interior designs by Philippe Starck. With masts taller than Big Ben at nearly 100 meters in height, S/Y A reaches a top speed of 20 knots without using her sails.
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S/Y A boasts a digital control system that has a touch-sensitive sheet of black glass, allowing the crew to raise and lower sails and the anchor with a simple swipe.
The vessel offers accommodation to up to 20 guests as well as a crew of 54 across her eight floors. Shrouded in secrecy throughout her build and following her delivery, very little details are known about the amenities onboard the sailing yacht.
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Among the yacht's key known features is an underwater observation pod and a large swimming pool with a retractable roof located towards the bow of the boat. She is also equipped with a helipad.
Reportedly, Melnichenko also owns the $300 million motor yacht A, a custom Boeing 737 private jet as well as properties around the world, including a penthouse in New York City and a villa in the French Riviera. He lives a jet-setting lifestyle with his wife Aleksandra, former model and pop star from Serbia. The pair married in an opulent wedding in the south of France in 2005, which featured performances by Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera.
Damen SeaXplorer division has shared news, that the first hull in Damen's SeaXplorer 77 expedition series La Datcha has been transferred to Damen and Amels' Vlissingen facility for outfitting. The superyacht was launched earlier this summer at the Galati facility, with her delivery scheduled for September 2020.Designed by Azure Naval Architects, La Datcha is set to become the first private luxurious ice breaker, capable of exploring the furthest destinations possible. The six-deck expedition yacht will feature a 77-metre LOA and a14-metre beam, along with a draft of 6.5 metres, adding up to interior volume of 2,560 GT. The explorer vessel will boast a speed of 14.5 knots and will be able to break ice up to 40 centimetres thick , as long as maintain autonomy at sea for up to 40 days. Thanks to generous storage spaces, a wide range of equipment and tenders can be housed on-board, including 2 helicopters, 1 submarine, 1 VIP tender / rescue boat, 1 beach lander tender, 1 dive support tender, 4 waverunners, 2 expedition ribs and 2 snowscooters.Photo: Tom Van Oossanen via DamenThe yacht’s custom interior design by Amels and Damen will be trademarked with full height windows of the observation lounge, main saloon and the owner’s suite and an observation deck upstairs. Expedition Yacht 77 will come with hot water Jacuzzis — 1 indoor and 1 outdoor, a sauna and steam bath, massage room and a fully equipped gym.La Datcha Expedition Yacht 77’ six guest cabins, including 2 master suites and 2 VIPs, offer accommodation to 12 guests, along with a crew of 25. Each suite comes with a bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe.
July 18, 2019
This week, Italian builder ISA Yachts, a brand from Palumbo Superyachts portfolio, rolled out its current in-build 65-metre flagship project ISA Classic out of her welding shed and moved her to the outfitting stage at the Ancona facility.The vessel features exterior and interior design by Enrico Gobbi of ‘Team For Design’ who has penned several more ISA models. Within her 1,300 GT interior volume, the yacht’s layout encompasses 6 staterooms along with a convertible cabin. The full-beam owner’s suite is located forward on the main deck and a huge full-beam beach club with three opening transom doors lays right below the pool placed on the main deck.The largest ISA project so far, the 65-metre was sold to an experienced European owner in 2017. The yacht is set for delivery in spring 2021.Other news from the builder include recent sale of ISA Super Sportivo 100ft GTO with potential top speed of 50 knots, along with taking on another ambitious project, the 100-metre superyacht concept Crossbow.
July 17, 2019
Turkish builder Alia Yachts that is about to triple in size with a new facility, is getting ready to debut its 60-metre flagship superyacht Samurai at Monaco Yacht Show 2019.Launched in 2016, the vessel has received little publicity since then. She features exterior styling by Omega Architects, naval architecture by van Oossanen and interior design by Redman Whiteley Dixon, combining top northern European design with Eastern yachtbuilding capability.Alia President Gökhan Çelik has commented:We’ve been sitting on the superyacht industry’s best-kept secret for the last three years. In terms of overall design and construction quality, Samurai demonstrates what we’re capable of and I’m delighted we finally have this opportunity to show her off to the yachting world.The exterior profile of Samurai features bold vertical windows, elegantly arched superstructure and long aft overhangs. Thanks to her sleek lines, a high-volume interior of 1,050 GT is disguised, mostly inside the hull.A spacious beach club and gym with fold-down transom door and side platform, a tender garage with room for two custom tenders of up to 7 metres, the crew quarters, crew dinette and pro-spec gallery, are all to be found on the lower deck, besides the engine room.The main deck provides accommodation for 10 guests across four cabins and a full-beam, forward-facing master suite. The staterooms, open-plan main salon and dining room benefit from natural light and sea views thanks to the full height windows. A stairway on the aft deck provides direct exterior access to the beach club below.As well as the wheelhouse and captain’s cabin, the bridge deck provides space for ample alfresco lounging with dining for a full complement of guests, a fifth guest suite, and a panoramic lounge on the open foredeck.Techno wise, the yacht is capable of a top speed of 21 knots and a transatlantic range of 4,250 nautical miles at economical speed. The power comes from twin MTU 16V4000 M73L engines, complemented by patented Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF) by Van Oossanen. Alia Yachts was founded in 2008 by Gökhan Çelik, together with his business partner Ömer Koray, in Antalaya, Turkey. Its purpose-built facilities are equipped for cutting-edge yacht construction in carbon-reinforced composites, steel and aluminium up to 60 metres. The shipyard recently completed an expansion of its facilities, adding 16,000 sqm, increasing production capacity and allowing larger yachts to be built entirely under cover. Photos via Alia Yachts
July 17, 2019
One of several models in the new Kriger Projects series of 90 to 150 metres in LOA, the 110-metre Project Odin, is available on sale via IYC asking € 220,000,000, with the 2023 delivery.The concept is presented by award-winning designer Diana Scott and Naval Architect McFarlane Ship-design, with interiors by H2 Yacht Design. Able to host up to 36 guests across 17 cabins and a master suite, the vessel has a potential for luxury charter, along with exclusively private use. Project Odin boasts numerous onboard spaces, including living spaces, formal and informal dining areas, gyms and a lavish cinema room. A defining design feature is the optional fold out balconies throughout the yacht’s living and accommodation areas for a true on-water feel. Large opening superstructure doors would let the light in.Owners will delight in the expansive dedicated owner spaces, including a huge master owners suite, owners spa and gym and a secret staircase that leads directly to the bridge via a private study and library. Wellness enthusiasts would delight in the on board spa zone, complete with a Hammam steam room, snow rooms, water fountains, Finnish saunas, deep relaxation areas, massage rooms, beauty and hair saloons and several different indoor and outdoor work out spaces. A large infinity pool is located on the main deck aft, together with Jacuzzi’s and sunbathing hubs over several decks.What is more, the vessel would come with a spacious tender garage able to be packed full with multiple tenders, toys and watercraft of large seizes.Project Odin boasts an exceptional range of 8000 nautical miles, opening the world up for luxury cruising wherever her new owners may dream to go. This huge range allows her to be self-sufficient and operate in remote areas and a helipad offers extra accessibility for guests to come and go. Powered by twin Diesel engines, the superyacht would cruise at 17 knots, and reach the maximum speed at 21 knots.
July 17, 2019
Italian builder Ferretti has introduced new yacht from the Custom Line planing line, based on the model designed by Francesco Paszkowski Design studio.With her length of 32.82 metres and the width of 7.3 metres, the Custom Line 106 is a product of the partnership between the Francesco Paszkowski Design studio, Ferretti Group's Engineering Department and the Product Strategy Committee led by Mr. Piero Ferrari. The interior styling is developed by Francesco Paszkowski in collaboration with Margherita Casprini. Custom 106 features sleek and powerful profile, with taut lines running from the stern to the forward area, generating a spectacular alternation of materials and colours in the light structural surfaces and dark tinted windows. The hull windows are broad and ample, while a sense of direct contact with the sea is offered by the full-length deck windows, further expanded by their convex shape. The new yacht is distinguished by 220 m2 of interconnected exterior floor surfaces. The flybridge is directly connected to the bow through a spacious port walkway, while the starboard walkway leads to the cockpit, from which the flybridge is reached using the port stairway.The vessel comes with a garage for storing a Williams DieselJet505 tender and a three-person jet ski can be lowered into the water. The bow area is also enriched an additional garage for a Mini Jet Williams 2.80 or a compact three-person jet ski. On the main deck, there is the full-beam master cabin of 6.50 metres in width to be found, while two VIP cabins and two twin suites lay on the lower deck. The crew area located in the foredeck consists of a captain's cabin with separate shower and two double crew cabins.Custom Line 106 will come equipped with two 2217-Mhp MTU 16V 2000 M86 engines, allowing the yacht to cruise at 20 knots and reach her maximum speed at 23 knots. Alternatively, there is an option for twin 2638-Mhp MTU 16V 2000 M96L engines, which can reach a cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum speed of 26 knots. The vessel will be fitted with electro-hydraulic stabilising fins, offering both underway and zero-speed modes. On request, gyroscopic stabilisers can also be fitted for maximum comfort at anchor.
July 17, 2019