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The Sophisticated Swan 98 Sailing Yacht: Unimaginable Beautiful

The exclusive yacht builders from icy Finland, Nautor recently launched the high-performance, Swan 98 super sailing yacht. The Swan 98 is an honoured member of Nautor’s Maxi Swan line and can be customised as desired.

The Swan 98 is the newest Maxi Swan preceding the launch of larger Swan yachts. The yacht comes with a choice of two interior layouts and includes four staterooms with en-suite bathrooms. The overall length of 98 feet (30 metres) qualifies the Swan 98 to take its place with the Maxi Swan yachts, which are all over 85 feet long.

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The buyer can opt for a layout which includes a forward or full-beam aft location housing the owner’s master-suite. The other three additional cabins, all with en suites, are for guests as well as a two crew quarters which provide ample room for the whole entourage. The lounge and dining areas nestle right in the middle of the yacht and the coach roof directly above provides all the natural light one could wish for.

The marvellous multipurpose deck is an exciting hangout area offering stunning vistas and a bird’s eye view. It is also the heart of the sailing boat, an area with an open foredeck for sail handling. There is a spacious cockpit tucked right beyond the coachroof, which has a padded lounge and chill-out space. In addition to all that, a fully retractable sprayhood shelter protects the guests from the harsh elements, and the area can transform into an ‘al fresco’ dining area with the ultimate sea view. Moving further aft, the transom can be folded down turning into a teak-decked swimming platform with direct access to the tender garage.

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The Swan 98 by Nautor is a sporty-looking sea craft that glides silently through the water. There is even the option of a telescoping keel that can determine whether or not to drop anchor in a shallow cove in the Mediterranean. With its distinctive flared stern, clean foredeck, sweeping looks and low-profile coachroof, Nautor’s Swan 98 is one of the most desirable sailing yachts on the market in 2018.

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Custom Built Super Yacht $450 million designed by Philippe Starck

The striking looks and soft curves of this motor sailing yacht are a work of art. The ultimate superyacht was custom built in Kiel, Germany, and designed by Philippe Starck at the cost of over $450 million. What makes this yacht so unique besides the innovative and futuristic design? For a start, the three masts are taller than the Statue of Liberty, at 91 meters each, and at 143 meters long, the superyacht is the eighth longest private yacht in the world. With a comfortable cruising speed of up to 16 knots and a top speed of 21 knots, the yacht glides swiftly and silently.

While little is known about the interior, there can be little doubt that it is a luxurious and spectacular affair, with no expense spared on creating a floating palace. One can expect to find bespoke furniture, state of the art electronics, and a military grade navigation system. There are sure to be the latest high-grade security systems, external cameras and even a weapons defence system!

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The external design is vaguely reminiscent of a submarine, with the only difference being the three massive sailing masts. The yacht glides through the water hardly creating a ripple, and the rather high top speed is impressive for a boat this size. Its ghostly pale grey colour creates a moving dark shadow as it sails swiftly across the waves. The top speed is attained by the wind from the three massive sails, combined with the powerful in-built engines.

The custom superyacht pushes the boundaries of design, technology, and creativity. The result is this impressive, futuristic and innovative sea craft like no other on the seven seas! The superyacht has a unique, aerodynamic appearance and offers something entirely different to all the superyachts in existence. The boat was commissioned by a Russian billionaire who wanted a yacht that would really stand out and make a strong statement. That it certainly has!

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Princess Yachts Advance Orders Exceed $1 Billion for Record-Breaking Year

Princess Yachts advance orders have superseded the one billion mark in 2017, breaking all existing records. Sales are up by 20% on the previous year, with demand particularly strong in Asia where Princess Yachts has been active for the last 25 years.

A recent global report issued in 2017 by Global Industry Analysts Inc, on the yachting industry predicted that global yacht sales would reach the astronomical figure of US$74.7 billion by 2022! With increasing interest from Asia, the Pacific region along with the Middle East the future bodes well for Princess Yachts. The USA accounts for just under half the global demand, with Asia and especially China creating the other 52%.

Princess Yachts is a British yacht builder owned by L Catterton which has been operational in Malaysia for the last 25 years, gaining a solid reputation for quality and luxurious comfort. The company recently expanded operations by strengthening the distribution network in South China and Hong Kong, to be able to service the lucrative mainland Chinese market.

Princess Yachts recently took part in three global sales events at the  Cannes, Fort Lauderdale and Düsseldorf boat shows, which has fuelled further interest in Princess Yachts further feeding demand by an additional 20%!

2018 holds much promise with the hotly anticipated launch of new models including; the V50, V65 and S78 models, and an additional six launch events. Princess Yachts has intensified marketing promotion, as well as massive investment in production and quality at its Plymouth headquarters. In 2018, the launch of the newly developed, revolutionary carbon fibre R35 sports boat can be expected. It features the innovative Active Foil System, which creates impressive performance, fuel efficiency and improved stability.

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Migaloo Submersible Superyacht Prices Starting from £800 million!

The Migaloo submersible superyacht is the first of its kind. It seems to be something out of the future or a science fiction movie. The yacht can remain submerged for weeks and is available from 236m up to 928m! The guide price for a sea craft such as this beauty would set you back by a cool £800 million.

The larger version is likely to be closer to £1 billion! Inspired by modern Zumwalt-class destroyer ships is large enough to have its beach club! The M7 is the most extensive model, measuring in at 928 meters, and incorporates an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, cinema room, gaming room and helipad! The yacht can be customised, and there is ample space for a wine room, a library, an elevator, several bars and whatever clients may desire. There is a submerged 36 seat dining room taking in underwater vistas and fish swimming by. There are 2,100 square meters of private living quarters for the owner. There are 1,000 square meters of living area for guests, and 400 square meters devoted to the guest accommodation and bedrooms. There are six hangars with space for a mini-submarine, a small boat, cars and water sports equipment such as water skis.

Although the yachts don’t have a specific price tag, they are thought to be the most expensive private object money can buy. Imagine avoiding the storm by submerging beneath the waves to the peaceful calm of the underwater life, which is now a reality thanks to the Migaloo Submersible Superyacht which can go as deep as 928 feet below sea level, and stay there for several weeks. If you have the odd billion lying around, this yacht is the ultimate billionaire’s plaything! It doesn’t get more exclusive than this!

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2019 SSH Maritime 115 Classic Yacht $232,636,000

The brand new, 2019 SSH Maritime 115 Classic Yacht is in production, located in Greece, and ready to take orders. With the details and specs still under wraps, and shrouded in secrecy, there is no doubt this motor yacht will reach and exceed all expectations. With a price tag of $232,636,000, every luxury and creature comfort will grace the SSH Maritime 115 Classic.

With a length of 115 meters, the yacht is spacious, lavishly finished using unique and top quality materials, there is ample room for several guests, crew, and even royalty wouldn’t go amiss on this floating palace.

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The yacht is a ‘custom classic’, so the interior can be created to suit the discerning buyer. There is even a helicopter pad so that buyers can park their corporate helicopter on the deck of the yacht. This new product proposal by SSH Maritime promises to surpass the competition gracefully and comprehensively.

From the scant information released, one is confident that the engine system and electronics aboard the yacht will be state of the art. The engine will perform impressively with reasonable fuel efficiency that doesn’t skimp on speed or acceleration.

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With a price tag starting from $232,636,000, the 2019 SSH Maritime 115 Classic Yacht is already gaining followers, and it is understood that several enquiries have been made, with the intention of ordering one of these customised beauties of the sea. Once launched, the 2019 SSH Maritime is sure to impress all and sundry. The beauty of the sleek lines and the stylish exterior design, along with the internal finishes and furniture are the very best available and have been ordered individually for this yacht. The 2019 SSH Maritime is a form of travel on the sea that few can afford to experience. That is what makes it so exclusive and desirable, only a handful of people will experience pure luxury on the waves.

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Motor Super Yacht Project SHU $146 million Floating Palace of Luxury

The launch of the brand-new Motor Super Yacht Project SHU will take place in 2018, and is a hotly anticipated event. The details of the superyacht are shrouded in mystery and surrounded by secrecy. What is known is that this superyacht will measure in at no less than 146 meters/479 feet long, and the cost is an impressive $146 million!

Undoubtedly, no expense is spared to provide the epitome of luxury in yachting. The sea craft has beautiful curves, elegant and futuristic design contribute to make this superyacht the pinnacle of yachting.

Project SHU is the largest yacht in production, to be launched in 2018. The superyacht is currently in an advanced stage of construction, and the anticipation within the yachting community is reaching fever pitch! There has never been anything like her before, and the hefty price tag promises unparalleled levels of luxury, the latest equipment, state of the art engines with the best fuel efficiency possible.

Project SHO is being constructed by Lurssen Yachts, based in Northern Germany. Lurssen Yachts has built some of the most luxurious yachts in the world, specialising in boats between 33 and 200 meters in length. The company claims to have been established as far back as 1886, so Lurssen Yachts has plenty of experience!

Lurssen Yachts enjoys a reputation as a high-quality, and reliable shipyard; this has ensured its continued success over the long years. It has built some of the most recognisable yachts including vessels such as; the Octopus, Carinthia VII, and Pelorus. There can be no doubt that the Project SHU Superyacht will be one of the most advanced and innovative yachts launched in 2018.

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54m Baglietto Project 10231 revealed

Italian luxury yard Baglietto released the first image of its forthcoming 54 metre superyacht Project 10231, which was sold in summer 2017. This displacement yacht will boast an aluminium hull and be constructed as a superstructure to Lloyd’s Registry standards and launched in 2020.

Project 10231 will be a tri-deck motor yacht with large expanses of glass and windows on all sides for a bright interior. Circular portholes towards the bow will add a certain classical allure, while the detail around the saloon most likely conceals a fold-out superyacht balcony.

A new hull form will have the naval architecture developed in-house. Her vital statistics include a 10.4 metre beam and a maximum draught of 2.6 metres. Owners will also be able to customize the interior in terms of comfort and style.

Michele Gavino, CEO of Baglietto highlighted the great efforts put in research and development of a new product range and this specific yacht. It is based on a new platform both in terms of engineering and styling, confirming the brand is following the right directions.

Baglietto is yet to confirm the engine installation of the new model, but the new displacement yacht will be capable of a maximum cruising range of 4,500 nautical miles at 12 knots. More details will be provided when production time nears along with the total number of guest and crew cabins still undisclosed.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Italian luxury yard include a 43.65 metre addition to the Fast collection, a 48 metre sistership to the T-Line 48 yacht Andiamo, and a 55 metre steel and aluminium yacht known as Project 10225. Prices for all models are available on request.

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Rolls-Royce Reveals a High-Tech Yacht Concept

Rolls-Royce has ventured into untapped waters with its futuristic 203-foot Crystal Blue – a combination of proven technologies and daring imagination. A steer from the luxury cars the brand is known for, the bold new concept marries a 12-guest, 203-foot superyacht to a state-of-the-art hybrid power system. The design team has also featured a 138-foot remote-controlled support vessel called Blue Shadow as yachting’s coolest dynamic duo.

Crystal Blue is a testament to how new technology can meet yachting’s increasing demand for higher performance, greater ranges, and increased levels of comfort. The concept employs the company’s hybrid LNG/Battery SAVe-CUBE system technology. The system uses twin 16V 4000 MTU diesel engines powered by liquid nitrogen gas (LNG). The LNG-powered generators are used to charge the yacht’s battery banks for overnight stays as well as power the yacht’s carbon-fiber thrusters.

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One of the emblematic technologies is Rolls-Royce’s intelligent dynamic positioning systems with the GPS-based system able to keep the yacht firmly in place for hours or days, without being anchored.

Crystal Blue will have a safe room for owners, guests, and crew to seek refuge during any unauthorized boarding. The crew can override controls from this room and operate Crystal Blue remotely.

The yacht’s tanks have a range of 3,000 nautical miles without refuelling and with Shadow’s additional fuel capacity, the range increases to 4,400 nautical miles, making transatlantic crossings and voyages to even remote yachting areas possible.

The new digital-based ship intelligence solutions add value to the luxury yacht market, bringing ‘green’ values and previously unheard of levels of comfort to a yacht owner. Another unique feature of Crystal Blue is the lack of bridge. Or rather, its repositioning to the upper deck into the bow of the vessel. An internal bridge frees up the traditional area of the bridge in the forward part of the structure to let owners and guests enjoy a panoramic vista traditionally only enjoyed by the crew only.

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The Rosetti Explorer Yacht

Rosetti Superyachts’ new 279-foot expedition yacht combines luxury-yacht accommodations with a proven offshore-supply-vessel design and the results are spectacular. The Italian shipyard has built more than 100 offshore commercial vessels since 1925, and is well known for its bespoke designs. Working with renowned designer Tommaso Spadolini has produced a range of explorer and bespoke superyachts from 157 to 280 feet. These custom yachts have a distinctive Italian look as well as notable technical advantages that few other shipyards can’t offer. 

The first 279-foot concept is a powerful hybrid expedition/support vessel designed to carry a flotilla of boats and toys, as well as a month’s worth of fuel and supplies, turning it essentially into a home-on-water. Its yacht-caliber accommodations for the owners and guests make maritime adventures as comfortable as can be even in the worst of weather conditions. 

The new Rosetti will have a dedicated helicopter landing area for quicker access and fast getaways. It will be powered by MAN diesel engines fitted with an innovative Azipod propulsion system that was developed by Rolls-Royce. This results in a strong top speed and exceptional fuel performance. All of these specifications have been designed with the growing trend for explorer yachts fueled by adventurers in mind. With wealthy clients pushing the boundaries of exploration, the need for vessels that can live up to their cruising needs has created a new market niche.  From the fjords of Norway or Antarctica, remote waters are now just a sail away.

Rosetti has announced only about a dozen custom yachts to be built over the next five years, focusing on three different styles. Buyers will be able to choose between support vessels, explorer yachts, and traditional superyachts, each with a custom design. They will rely on the same types of propulsion, and general delivery times will be around 12 months.”

Owners will also have the choice of working with their own designers or using the Spadolini designs that are being developed. Prices will be available upon discussion of specifications and design requests for each individual vessel.

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Exclusive Look Inside the Azimut Grande 35 Metri

Achille Salvagni has taken the interior design aboard Azimut’s Grande 35 Metri yacht to a new level of sophistication. The result is a yin-yang ambiance, focused on using the yacht’s large volumes to maximize social spaces. In addition to the largest flybridge in its class the line of luxury yachts is known for, now a generous beach club and a 330-squarefoot gathering area are fitted on the foredeck. Righini also gave the 35 Metri an aggressive profile defined by angles and straight edges. It not only carries Azimut’s traditional DNA, but pushes the design forward to a new level.

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The Achille Salvagni interior is abundant in interior spaces, translating the very square, vertical look into a smoother, softer environment.
In addition to custom furniture, cabinets, and lamps, the walls, ceilings, and other décor have been completely reshaped. In the saloon, a circular sofa sits on a circular rug. The overhead lights are fitted into the ceilings, almost like natural appendages. Bronze elements and mahogany blend organically into the interior.

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The unorthodox design is a sharp swerve away from Azimut’s signature design, but has received warm welcome as the yacht’s new look. The new identity for this yacht has already sold a dozen models. It is soft and elegant in all the best unconventional ways. Natural light streams through the full-height windows in the saloon to its best effect, allowing it to highlight the few dark wood panels on the walls. Salvagni’s signature touch is also evident everywhere in his own signature chairs, lamps, and cabinets. His custom design has paid off handsomely for what is essentially a semi-custom yacht.

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That simple bespoke design carries across the interior to the owner’s suite and en-suite bathroom. The most striking feature on the Azimut 35 Metri is the curving, three-floor staircase with backlit onyx steps. A staircase on a yacht of this size is a rare sight.
The Azimut Grande 35 Metri will make its U.S. debut at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.