Top Yachts from the Monaco Yacht Show

Top Yachts from the Monaco Yacht Show

The 2016 Monaco Yacht Show took place in Monte Carlo’s horseshoe-shaped harbor from September 28 through October 1 and during those four days 125 of the world’s newest and most spectacular super yachts were presented before a crowd of sailing aficionados. In the latest trends in yacht technology and design, a few models stood out with their innovative exterior and elegant interiors that are the epitome of sailing in luxury.

Benetti FB264

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The new 208-foot Benetti FB264 is a four-deck superyacht with a straight-edged profile that makes the most of its ample outdoors space on the different aft decks with features, such as a beach club, and forward saloon on the upper deck. This saloon can also be used as a formal dining area or the owner can choose to use it as a private terrace. The sundeck boasts a swimming pool, gym, and spa, transforming the top deck into a fitness center. FB264’s interior is defined by low-key elegance – courtesy of by Francesca Muzio of FM Architettura d’Interni, incorporating luxury fabrics and handcrafted Italian furniture. The yacht reaches a top-end speed of 15.5 knots and can travel 4,750 nautical miles.

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Admiral Quinta Essentia

Admiral’s new 180-foot Quinta Essentia is the largest motor yacht launched by the Italian shipyard. It boasts very progressive-looking profile over the full-displacement hull with an all-aluminum construction to save on weight. It is an impressive addition to the growing selection of greener vessels thanks to its advanced diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. This system integrates two traditional diesels with electric motors connected to variable-speed generators for a top speed of 16 knots. Asking price for the model is €37,500,000.

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New Offerings from Italian Yacht Builder Baglietto

Italian premium yacht builder Baglietto has debuted two new designs created in collaboration with Francesco Paszkowski Design. The Monaco Yacht Show was the first event, where the company presented the Baglietto 46M Fast, the Unicorn, and a lavish new project line. The latte will consist of three models ranging in length from 134 feet to 164 feet. Each one of the separate versions will feature a semi-displacement hull of aluminium alloy, although a series with steel-and-aluminium displacement hulls is also in the works for the near future.

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The first vessel to be constructed among the new fleet, is the 144-foot Baglietto 44M. It will feature Paszkowski’s distinctive vertical bow and modern, sleek silhouette. The main deck comprises a full-beam master stateroom and functional guest cabin configurations thanks to the modular walls. Further highlights include an aft beach club and a 1,076-square-foot sundeck, which will also have an outdoor swimming pool. The yacht will be powered by either conventional diesel propulsion or an optional hybrid system – entirely up to the buyer. It will be capable of reaching a top speed of 22 knots and a range of 4,000 nautical miles.

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The second offering by the brand is the 150-foot Baglietto 46M Fast (designed by Paszkowski and naval architect Margherita Casprini). It comes with an aluminium planning hull and an aquadynamic exterior enhanced by dramatic lines. A bold combination of rectangular and trapezoidal windows opens up the interior with natural light alongside indoor luminescence courtesy of Flos. The main deck boasts rosewood flooring and a white-lacquered ceiling frame. The main saloon features Flexform furnishings and accoutrements from Boutsen Design. The beam-width master cabin comes with its own private office and the lower deck has a choice of four en-suite cabins with twin Pullman beds and linens from Mirabello Carrara, where guests can relax. The upper deck is accessible from the main saloon’s staircase and houses a sky lounge and a number of outdoor relaxation spaces, making it the perfect place to pass time. Twin MTU 16V 4000 engines are capable of reaching a top speed of 27 knots.

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World’s most expensive yacht will cost £500MILLION

A state-of-the-art and impossibly luxurious concept for the ultimate super-yacht was presented by Andy Waugh from south west London. When built the conceptual Epiphany vessel’s asking price will be the staggering £500 million. Given the attention to detail that has gone into the design and the superb dimensions of the yacht, however, it seems that this sum is justified.

The 425 foot long super yacht boasts an extravagant design and is estimated to require about 5 years for construction, which means buyers will need to sign up if they want to make the list of owners close to 2020. The most staggering element of Epiphany is its fluidity, which enables each client to participate in the way the whole form of the yacht comes together, making it the most customizable vessel to date.

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The incredible luxury yacht comprises five decks, one with an outdoor swimming pool, as well as private space for the yacht’s owner, which will include a master suite with a bedroom, walk-in bathroom with a stand-alone bath tub and shower area, living room and ample decking space. The private deck reserved for the owner will also feature a forward stateroom with elevated ceilings, skylights and open views towards a private foredeck with seating areas and a Jacuzzi for an enjoyable time while cruising style in places such as the Caribbean or Mediterranean.

Epiphany is a place, where millionaires would be able to mix pleasure with business as the deck would have a private cinema and an office with space for personal assistants or other staff members.

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The exterior will be accentuated by low bulwarks, or walls, situated along the entire deck together with full-height glass to give a sense of openness and space. The lounging area converts to a helipad for convenience and there is also a beach club and tender stowage on the lower deck along with a cinema, diving room, accommodation for around 40 crew members and a dedicated officer’s mess.

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Sunseeker Introduces Their Newest Yacht

After the launch of its 100th yacht almost an year ago, Sunseeker  is making headlines with yet another sculpted piece to tour the ocean with several new additions to its line of semi-custom vessels. Two are longer than 100 feet: the 131 (with a starting price of about $20.7 million) and the 116 (starting at $13.1 million). Their third new model is the 95 (priced at $7.9 million), and has the same impressive triple-digit length.

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All yachts boast the same sleek aerodynamics and elegant modern interior. Large open-plan interior spaces are complemented by long banks of windows in a triangular shape, trapezoid or parallelogram shape for an edgy futuristic look. Guests can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding ocean as they relax in the saloons and cabins. The three new models demonstrate a more than adequate performance and speed with the 95 being able to reach 28 knots, the 116 – as fast as 26 knots, and the 131 topping out at 25 knots.

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The saloon and dining area are the main accents of the vessels and are larger and more spacious than those of previous models. The 116 benefits from bright interior filled with light and a master suite with dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows. The nook characteristic to the 115 model has been replaced with a full-size social area with lounges, sunbeds, and a hot tub, where guests can kick back and socialize.

With its re-imagined deck, stylish modern interior and superstructure – the 116 takes sophistication to the next level in n creating the ultimate luxury yacht for entertaining in style.

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Glider Super Sports SS18

The Glider Super Sports (SS18) may look like something straight out of a sci-fi movie but the futuristic yacht is already a reality. Its raised profile, speed and seakeeping abilities are grounded in hydrodynamics, making it the first of its kind. Born out of the concept for a Glider, or “Wave Dominator”, the new vessel holds well in rough passages and provides surprising stability in choppy conditions.

The 59-foot speedboat has a top speed of 56 knots. Its form and function are engineered with processes similar to those used in the aerospace industry, giving the vessel and extra boost. Full details about the boat’s dynamics and form are yet to be revealed although it is known that the hull form, propulsion, and stability control system tune to the sea conditions, allowing the vessel to glide over the waves.

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 The SS18 will have a starting price of about $1.3 million and will be powered by quadruple engines driving water jets with a total of 1,080 horsepower. It is constructed by Burgess Marine in the UK, and can be completely customized. The company is known for its painstaking approaches used in private jets and F/1 cars. The SS18’s 17-foot-wide cockpit features custom Corbeau leather and Alcantara seats, which are similar to those used in luxury sports cars. The colour-coordinated interior has a modern chrome edging. JL Audio’s premium system is specifically acoustically engineered for the SS18 to provide an exceptional sound experience. According to McCall, the SS18 is the first craft in Europe to be fitted with JL Audio’s MM100s MediaMaster head unit.

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The boat has a futuristic helm area with navigational and control touchscreen displays from Garmin that are fully integrated. The embedded touchscreens are in sync with the cockpit’s minimalistic appearance and round off the modern design.

Mangusta’s New Luxury Yacht

Mangusta’s New Luxury Yacht

Mangusta has long been a line of super luxurious vessels favoured by the ultra-rich for their outstanding interior proportions, modern furnishings, exceptional performance and fluid design. Further to the 165 model that has generated worldwide buzz when it was rolled out, the renowned yacht-maker has debuted the 165E, also dubbed the Moonraker.

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The 49.9 metre yacht is a vessel of absolute quality in every sense of the word. It is spacious, functional and represents the first of its series with the E in the name standing for Evolution. With an open-plan design, the Moonraker boasts an interior that is both tasteful and stylish, incorporating over 250 textures and fine materials. Amongst them are exquisite stone, hard wood, mother of pearl and fine leathers, which include Aston Martin leather chairs. These add quite a bit of unique flair to the sophisticated surroundings and well-appointed artwork is strategically placed throughout the vessel over all deck to make it feel like a home on the water.

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Up to eight guests can be comfortably accommodated over four luxurious cabins. There is one master suite, one VIP cabin and two double cabins – all situated on the lower deck. A crew of five is factored into the proportions. A laid-back lounge area provides a relaxing space for guests to unwind. The VIP cabin benefits from an oversized queen bed, and is decorated in pastel, peaceful beige and cream colours.

In addition to the spectacular master suit, the lower deck houses a cinema room and a .The cinema features a 65” TV and built-in ‘candy drawers’ for an authentic movie theatre experience. A nice touch is the seating area in the form of an extra deep wall-to-wall plush sofa, which doubles up as a bed.

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The state-of-the-art gym provides guests with a Hammam/steam shower and en-suite facilities. On the upper deck a spacious and strikingly modern salon offers the options of an awning as well as a bar with ample seating areas available throughout.

Moonraker is available for charter with Burgess at $189,000 a week.

The Latest Navetta 26

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Launched just in time for Summer 2017, the Custom Line Navetta 37 will be a 122-foot semi-displacement yacht. Expected to become the largest model in the Ferretti Group–owned brand’s Navetta line, the vessel is announced to feature an innovative transom system similarly to the 93-foot Navetta 28, which was debuted last year.  The tender-garage door has been fitted with an upward and downward opening mechanism to create an outdoor beach club and an indoor lounge area, effectively doubling the space.

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Expansive windows in the hull allow natural light to flood the lounge area, and each of the four lower-deck guest cabins have also been fitted with a large window for panoramic sea views; the master suit is located on the main deck, separated from the guest cabins.

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The most powerful of the yacht’s available propulsion systems produces 1,948 hp. As with all Custom Line yachts, the Navetta 37’s interior design is customizable. The starting price is available upon request.  Wood, cotton, steel and glass are masterfully combined throughout the interior to make the most of the available space and create an elegant, yet casual ambiance – ideal for relaxation and travelling in style.

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The Navetta 37 will be revolutionary in terms of style, design, and spaciousness with a fit-out, range and tank capacities that ensure comfort, ability and self-sufficiency out at sea. Among the notable features of the yacht are the large glazed surfaces in and out, giving it a “flawless stylistic continuity”. The bow stem rises up to the first superstructure level for a strong and defined profile as well as a drier ride in head seas and more room inside. A new design for the brief for the hull will ensure efficiency in any sea conditions and allow the owner to choose from four engine configurations to further personalize his travelling experience.

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The New GT Speedboat by Mercedes-Benz

The newly-designed Silver Arrows Marine Arrow460-Granturismo motor yacht introduced recently captivates with astounding aerodynamic design and lavish detailing that is usually reserved for the finest automobiles. And this does not come as a surprise, considering none other than the team at Mercedes-Benz Style worked on its development. The 46-foot pleasure craft is the result of a four-year partnership between the Monaco-based boatbuilder and the luxury automaker’s product division.

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Similar sculptural elements to the ones of high-performance vehicles are featured in the preproduction example. An extended foredeck and an arcing roofline sloping down toward the stern are among these features. The yacht is a true aquatic missile as it carries two Yanmar diesel engines for a total of 960 hp that allow for a top speed of 40 knots or a cruising speed at 26 knots. The hull design enhances handling as it is the product of Van Oossanen Naval Architects and navigation is made easy through the incorporation of a double-console cockpit equipped with Twin Disc’s Express Joystick System.

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Maximizing available space (facilitated by a 13-foot beam), the layout consists of a retractable aft terrace and built-in sundeck. The interior and exterior are functionally integrated with side windows, a cabin top, and a transparent partition (that visually separates dining and lounge areas) that can be automatically raised or lowered with a single push-button. With a total capacity for 10 passengers, the cruiser can comfortably sleep an additional two persons within an air-conditioned belowdecks that has been equipped with nubuck-leather seating and eucalyptus veneers. Some of the absolute necessities include an ice-maker and chilled wine storage.

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The Silver Arrows Marine Arrow460-Granturismo was first debuted on France’s Côte d’Azur at the launch of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet in April. Production of the yacht is expected to begin the before the end of the year and first models will be available at a price of about $2.8 million.

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The stunning superyacht with a radical design

£550,000 is the sum required to rent the marine jewel that is the Lauren L. This extravagant super-yacht is nothing short of outstanding with its helipad, enough space for 150 guests and a 45-person crew and 50-inch plasma televisions fitted throughout. Owned and operated by boutique super yacht firm Titan Broker, the vessel it available for private cruises to exotic locations so guests can get away from it all while still enjoying exceptional and personalized service.

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The vessel is ideal for many guests, corporate or formal events at sea as its rooftop terrace can cater for large parties who wish to enjoy a cocktail and dance in the moonlight. During the recent refurbishment of the yacht a grand piano was added for a touch of class. Aside from the helipad, the Lauren L also features a full gym and SPA, a bar on the top deck with a sunbathing platform and a Jacuzzi and sufficient space to host 150 guests, with 50 spaces for a sit down meal.

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With a cruising range of 3,400 nautical miles and a top speed of 15 knots, the ship can travel through the Mediterranean waters all the way to the Caribbean, Panama, Brazil, and Costa Rica. Arranged  over four decks, the yacht comprises a total of 20,000 square feet. This includes 20 staterooms and a lavish owner’s suite on the bridge deck with a total of 1,200 square feet, including a balcony, a lounge, entertainment and surround sound system, king size Californian bed, dressing room, walk in wardrobe, en-suite bathroom with a double size spa bath and a separate office and study room. All staterooms are fitted with a bright and airy seating area, and a sizeable Californian king size bed so guests can enjoy complete relaxation.

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A further of ten luxurious guest rooms are available on the upper deck, with spacious en-suite bathrooms and equipped with multimedia entertainment systems and minibars. Five more double cabins are located on the main deck.

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The 70m All-aluminium Galactica Super Nova Yacht

Heesen Yachts has just announced the unveiling of its largest yacht to date – the ultra-luxurious 70m Galactica Super Nova that will allow wealthy owners to cruise the ocean in style and comfort. The new model utilises the revolutionary technology – Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), which was devised by van Oossanen Naval Architects with Heesen being the first to put into production. It consists in the incorporation of a third engine for a powerful boost, which means the Galactica Super Nova will be capable of reaching over 30 knots in top speed.

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Apart from her striking efficiency and high speed, Galactica Super Nova is the very epitome of luxury on water. It has plenty of water toys, such as a quad ski in the garage that is located in the forward part of the hull. Other key features are a 13.500 litre pool on the main deck that is fitted with contra flow system for swimming, a waterfall and a Jacuzzi for relaxing. The glass bottom of the pool allows natural light to flood into the beach club on the lower deck. The main deck also houses a touch-and-go helipad to facilitate guest arrival on board and it can even double in an outdoor cinema to complete the luxurious experience of being on the modern vessel.

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Twelve guests can be accommodated in six staterooms that are comfortable, airy and with a contemporary design. There are four guest cabins on the lower deck apart from the master suite. The yacht’s interior is light, pure and well-balanced with a sophisticated equilibrium between pastel and monochromic colours. This makes for a relaxed and informal atmosphere that is characterized by understated elegance and comfortable modern functionality. Stone and leather are amongst some of the materials found throughout the interior with a stand-out feature bing the central staircase with a crystal elevator.

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Asking price for this jewel of the sea is yet to be revealed once it makes its official debut at the final premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, but is expected to be in the hundreds of millions given Heesen’s previous models.