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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.

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The 400ft superyacht complete with a climate controlled garden and sea-level swimming pool

Eco-minded billionaires now have a new nautical toy to add to their collection in the face of nature-inspired 400ft superyacht unveiled at Monaco.

Netherlands-based Sinot Yacht Design designed a vessel that allows passengers to experience the natural world while sailing on the high seas. The new ‘Nature’ yacht concept has a crew capacity of 50 and a guest capacity of 18 and is the first vessel to come complete with a climate controlled garden with bedrooms looking into the leafy area.

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Other benefits include an impressive spiral staircase in the central area, a spa, a sea-level swimming pool, a sleek roof deck and a lounge boasting floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views.

The yacht comes equipped with dozens of adrenaline-pumping toys to play with including eight jet skis. A sea-level swimming pool includes night lights and an impressive waterfall installation. Multiple sun decks on all levels provide plenty of space for al fresco dining and parties.

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The interior is a combination of light warm caramel tones, glass and metal for a modern, minimalistic aesthetic. Mirrored surfaces also make the spaces seem even bigger. The dining area alone will boast two chandeliers for a flood of light. It connects to a spacious lounge area which is the perfect place to entertain a large party. The lounge has a balcony area, providing views over the ocean beyond.

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A private spa has relaxation rooms, where guests can enjoy soothing treatments. The bedrooms are spacious and imagined with dark wood furniture and contemporary art to give them a homely feel.

Price for the spectacular eco superyacht concept still hasn’t been announced but is expected to be revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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Porsche unveils its first ever mega yacht

After conquering the luxury car market, automobile giant Porsche has turned its attention towards the mega yacht segment catering to the ultra-rich. Its first endeavour in that direction has produced a 115-foot hybrid vessel called the GTT 115 Super Yacht.

Studio F. A. Porsche collaborated with Monaco-based ship builder Dynamiq to create this high-performance yacht for crossing the Atlantic in style. Inspired by the brand’s flagship GTT model, the spectacular vessel will set the buyer back $16 million.

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After years of research and design collaborations, Porsche presents a top notch boat with fluid lines, side contours, and balanced proportions that its makers say “recall the drop-shaped, overstretched surfaces of the Porsche 911.”

Inside and outside, the yacht is the epitome of luxury. There is a spacious ‘saloon’ and meeting area – perfect for entertaining guests with panoramic views of the surrounding ocean thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass windows. The interior styling has been entrusted to Italian fashion house Minotti and features wood flooring, marble countertops, carbon fibre detailing and leather furniture finishes.

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And if that’s not enough, a spa pool on the rear deck and al fresco dining area on the outside complete the spectacular selection of features. The yacht can be fitted with three or four cabins down below.

Porsche’s design company, Studio F.A. Porsche has launched its very own super-yacht which will set owners back £12million and come complete with a spa pool, al-fresco dining area and space for up to four guests below decks.

The stunning craft was launched at Viareggio, in Italy, and will make its appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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Just seven yachts will be made, guaranteeing the owners a unique slice of boating history. It was designed for ‘car lovers and forward-thinking yacht owners who appreciate the advantages of speed, style and our philosophy of intelligent performance.’

Interior styling was taken care of by Italian design-house Minotti, and features carbon fibre detailing, marble counter-tops, and fine leather finishes. A pair of 1,650hp engines provides a top speed of 21 knots, while its hybrid engines give a range of 3,400 nautical miles.

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Bentley Continental GT Convertible Inspired by a Princess Yacht

Bentley is a brand iconic on its own, but when it decides to combine its design talent and state-of-the-art expertise in automobile making with another signature company – the result is a limited-edition convertible with a luxurious, nautical feel.

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The new Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition is scheduled to make its public debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The limited-edition Galene is after the Greek Goddess of calm seas, owns its sleek design by Mulliner and Princess Yachts. The elegant white Bentley is a testament to the successful collaboration of two pinnacle brands share collective design talents.

Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke commissioning division, worked with Princess Design Studio to create Galene. The convertible was inspired by Princess Yachts’ M-Series superyachts. The white exterior boasts a sequin-blue stripe on its brightwork to mimic a Princess hull’s glistening water line. The darkened front and rear lights resemble the tinted windows on its superyachts and the dark-blue hood completes its sporty, oceangoing look.

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The nautical design cues can also be seen throughout Galene’s interior. Mulliner went with an entirely new material finish, a pinstriped walnut veneer, to give the sense of being surrounded by teak decks. The carmaker has worked with famous artist Jaume Vilardell to illustrate the interior fascia panels with a bespoke drawing of a Princess yacht, along with the coordinates of its shipyard in Plymouth. There are hand-stitched seats and door panels, reaching the same quality found on the Princess M series to provide an elegant finish to the exterior.

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The collaboration between these two iconic British brands is quite fitting as both are interested in exploring new possibilities in their target segments. Princess and Bentley Motorsport announced a three-year sponsorship deal that brings the worlds of yachting and motor racing together at racing events where Bentley’s Continental GT3 will be competing.

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A New Yacht Model for Wider

The Wider 130 is an eye-catching addition to the 150 and 165 yacht models with its sleek, modern design. The innovative, fuel-efficient super yachts comes with lots of usable deck space – perfect for soaking up the sun during those long trips to the French Riviera and the Mediterranean.

Renowned yacht builder Wider launched the 150-foot Bartali several years ago, no one expected the Italian will be able to outdo itself. Now, the recently revealed 130 proves motor yachts can be designed around function, form and luxury. Building on its fuel-efficient predecessor, the new model boasts an unbelievable amount of usable deck space for owners and guests, and wide-open saloons and staterooms.

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Similar to its sisterships, the Wider 130 is a technological wonder with a 27-foot 7-inch beam that helped the designers create more than 2,300 square feet of deck space. Such square footage is typically reserved for larger yachts. The yacht is divided into three zones: a wide-open foredeck for sunning and privacy, an aft bridge deck for dining and social gatherings, and the transom beach club, which opens to the sea.

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Wider’s diesel-electric propulsion is positioned amidships, which is different than at the stern like most other yachts. The lack of engines in the back let the designers expand the beach club, essentially turning it into a serious relaxation space on the water.  The 130’s garage is forward-facing, rather than at the stern, able to accommodate a 16-foot tender and two jet skis. The diesel-electric engines demonstrate 20% more fuel efficiency than conventional diesels. Fuel consumption has been reduced to a mere 22 gallons per hour at 10 knots. At the same speed, the 130 has a range of 3,400 nautical miles. The Wider can also run on battery power for up to six hours. Owners won’t be bothered by any engine vibration or diesel fumes, emulating the feeling of being aboard a 19th-century sailing yacht, but with access to all modern conveniences.

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All cabins have gained extra space aft thanks to engine placement. The full-beam master suite forward is palatial for a 130-foot yacht, with an opening terrace that overlooks the surrounding scenery. Evert detail of the layout is the result of symbiosis between function, form and comfort.

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Heesen’s Hybrid Superyacht Home

Project Nova, the 163-foot Heesen hybrid yacht has just completed five days of extensive sea trials in the North Sea. Aptly named Hope, the yacht is on its way to owners in the Mediterranean.

Home is the first Heesen hybrid. It has a strong Omega-designed exterior, which boasts an almost hawk-like, vertical bow that serves as the entry for a long, lean profile. Other features worth mentioning include Home’s hybrid electric-diesel propulsion mated to Heesen’s advanced hull shape.

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Heesen has made a name for itself with its Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), which is designed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects. It was first used on the 213-foot Galactica Star as well as three other steel-hulled Heesens since.

Home is powered by twin 804 hp MTU 12V 2000 M61 engines. Although small for a yacht this size, they are able to produce impressive top end of 16.3 knots during its sea trials. Top speed increased to 18.5 knots when the MTUs were supplemented with the yacht’s two 170 hp DC electric engines.

At a cruising speed of 16 knots the yacht only consumes about 71 gallons per hour. At 12 knots, fuel consumption drops to 26 gph. When it only uses the electric motors Home achieves the respectable speed of 10 knots at 12 gph.

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The yacht is defined by its modern aesthetics, inside and out, which are as impressive as its technological breakthroughs. Its striking exterior was created by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Vertical bows and high bulwarks complement the open bow to the floor-to-ceiling windows amidships, and the fixed swim platform at the stern. The interior has a sophisticated linear design in a two-tone palette. Bright colours are combined with abundant natural light for a warm, relaxed feel across the cabin. Home will make its public debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

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Numarine’s 32XP Explorer Yacht

Numarine has just launched its new 32XP Explorer Yacht with a go-anywhere steel hull. It boasts ample space for owners and guests that extends beyond the standard for other yachts in its 105-foot class. The 32XP yacht offers 3,550 square feet of living/social space, with 515 square feet designated for the saloon alone. The owner’s stateroom comprises 430 square feet, and the four guest staterooms total nearly 1,000. Floor-to-ceiling windows and functional distribution of layout create an abundance of light and space. The 32XP is perfect for crossing long distances with its 3,000-mile range in a spacious, homey environment.

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The hull was designed by Umberto Tagliavini with efficiency in mind, and is capable of a top speed of 14 knots, via twin 2,100 hp Caterpillar engines. It cruises at 12 knots. The superstructure is unusually contemporary for an explorer yacht. It boasts serrated curves in the superstructure areas over the windows and a jaunty hardtop on the top deck. Other striking features include the ship’s bridge, aft deck for storage. The open bow area gives it a more traditional explorer design.

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The flybridge is a typical party platform, with sofas, a dining table for 12, and a full wet bar. The owner’s cabin sits on the deck below and includes a walk-in closet, bathroom, and—a superior feature—exclusive access to the aft deck. There is a second master suite on the main deck, with a large bedroom and separate his-and-her bathrooms and a shared rain-forest shower. A professional galley (with four full-size fridges, freezers, and cooking equipment for long voyages) connects via a pantry to the open-plan saloon. In addition, there are two VIP and two double cabins along with crew quarters for five via a separate entrance.

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In partnership with Silent Line, Numarine was able to reduce noise and vibration on the 32XP. This allowed the Turkish shipyard to surpass RINA’s “Comfort Class” standards in the 50-meter (165-foot) class.

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Arcadia’s Next-Gen 85S Eco-Friendly Yacht

Arcadia’s new 85S yacht is a next generation vessel equipped with solar panels, a winter garden, and a convertible sky deck. The brand Arcadia Yachts launched in 2010 with a new vision for yachting. The idea behind its concepts is to focus more on the functionality of design and eco-friendly technology that maximises the performance capabilities of yachts.

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The new 85S is a bespoke representation of the brand’s ethos with its low-key profile and impeccable craftsmanship. It enhances the on-board experience for owners and guests. More than 1,000 square feet of living space is arranged in large, open-plan areas to make the new 85S volume greater than most 85-footers. The spaces include a winter garden, 28-foot-long aft cockpit, open-plan saloon with a spacious dining area, and a sky deck that can transform into an enclosed area with the push of a button.

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The 85S is an updated version of the original 85. It has multiple upgrades, including electric solar panels, many fitted inside the double-glazed panels of the windows. Automatic blinds on the side windows and skylights provide privacy in port. Arcadia’s solar panels are next generation with lithium batteries and provide 3.5 kilowatts to run house systems, including fridges, water pumps, WCs, lights, audio/video, and electronics while the batteries recharge. The need for air conditioning is minimal thanks to a cool-air flow system achieved through sizable openings in the winter garden and large skylights.

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The 85’s most spectacular innovation is the sky deck. It has a hard top and side windows that open or close. It ca serve as an open bridge or, during inclement weather, a completely enclosed space. This essentially adds a third deck with the push of a button.

The four staterooms, including two twins and a VIP double in the bow sit on the lower deck are. The master suite, occupies a total of 345 square feet, and has its own “wellness” area. There are quarters for four crew, and a garage for a 14-foot tender and a two-person jet ski.

Arcadia 85S will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival. The company promises 30 to 50 percent lower fuel consumption than similar-sized yachts. The 730 hp MAN diesel engines gives 18 knots, with a cruising speed of 16 knots. At 12 knots, it has a range of 850 nautical miles.

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Baglietto Launches Superyacht Andiamo

Baglietto debuted its new 157-foot superyacht Andiamo, which is an exquisite update of the brand’s classic Baglietto look with an added modern twist.

The Italian shipyard’s most recent superyacht is built for a Mexican client who plans to cruise the Mediterranean and bring the vessel back across the Atlantic. The 157-foot tri-deck yacht boasts the standard profile of Baglietto’s traditional 150-foot displacement yacht. However, the new Andiamo has a more contemporary design and various architectural elements that put it a step above its predecessor. A larger beach club, reverse-angle windshield across the helm station for better visibility, and athwartships tender garage are just some of the practical improvements that significantly enhance onboard experience and living.

The exterior and interior are designed by Francesco Paszkowski and includes a 1,500-square-foot sundeck. The top deck has an infinity pool, alfresco dining with bar and grill, and a large sunbathing area. And if that’s not enough – there is a second outdoor dining area on a lower deck forward. Guests can marvel at the panoramic sights from two open terraces – situated on either side of the cinema room in the upper saloon. A total of 3800 square feet of space for gatherings turns Andiamo into one of the most social boats in its class.

The interior blends functionality and luxury with materials like lacquered ebony and onyx to create a rich, dramatic look. The spiral staircase is made of steel and bound in leather, connecting the three decks. The master suite sits on the main deck and benefits from a private dressing area as well as two bathrooms for the owners. Five additional staterooms (three doubles and two twins with Pullman berths) sit on the lower deck. Andiamo has quarters for up to nine crew members.

The steel-hulled yacht has aluminum topsides and is MCA compliant. Its twin MTU engines (12V 4000 M63) can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruising speed of 12 knots. The vessel will make public appearances at the Cannes and Monaco yacht shows in September after its tour of the Mediterranean this summer.

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Numarine’s 78HTS Flybridge Yacht

Numarine’s new 78HTS yacht is the latest launch from the Turkish shipyard, known for build quality and fresh approaches to classic designs. The 78-foot flybridge yacht has a strong and handsome profile and makes smart use of space. Its new “Silent Package,” a lithium-ion battery system is where it really shines through as it raises onboard quality of life far above any other yacht in its class.

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The Silent Package’s bank of batteries is connected to a smart energy management system and allows owners to power the air conditioning, galley appliances, lighting, and entertainment systems without producing too much noise or vibration. This enhancement is a first for high-profile yachts and one that will surely take sea voyaging to a whole new level.

The flybridge is the main draw of the new Numarine. Its four-sunbed configuration surrounds a center helm station. It can accommodate up to four guests in the reclining sunbeds. The designers positioned the bridge far enough to allow space for skylights over the main deck. A shorter bridge lets the boat retain the 78HT’s low, aggressive profile.

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Numarine’s 78HS is able to reach 38 knots with its twin 1,200 hp MAN Engines. Other standard features include a spacious garage equipped with a retrieval system, a submersible swim platform on a hydraulic lift, and four more sunbeds and built-in lounge in the bow. The open-plan saloon has large side and overhead windows and is flooded with natural light. The deck below houses a full-beam master suite with an adjoining head with walk-in shower, enclosed toilet, and twin sinks. Three additional guest suites are generously sized, with their own en suite heads. Price is available on request for the new 78HTS.