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Lexus Debuts a Stunning and Speedy 42-Foot Sport Yacht

The designers behind the Lexus brand debuted the new Lexus Sport Yacht, a 42-foot one-off concept, engineered by the Toyota Marine Department, and built by Marquis Yachts of Pulaski. Promoting the ‘Lexus lifestyle’, the new boat is in a class of its own when it comes to performance capabilities, dimensions and design.

With a twin V-8 gasoline engines capable of producing a total of 950 hp and for a top speed of 49 mp, the complexity of the yacht is truly staggering. A “turbo-boost” option is available at the helm and can add 1,000 rpm over the rev limiter for a boost of speed. The hull is made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic, which has managed to decrease its weight by about 2,200 pounds. A 7-inch-diagonal touchscreen in the center of the steering wheel gives the captain complete control of all navigation and entertainment systems.

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Inspired by the LFA supercar, the concept yacht boasts a similar aggressive forefoot and a sleek exterior. With no walkways from the stern to the bow, to keep the flowing profile –designers have opted instead for a panel at the forward end of the saloon and a set of steps that lead to a hatch on the foredeck. The hatch has sufficient space for a deckhand to aid in anchoring and mooring the yacht. The seats lining the sides of the cockpit can comfortably fit up to eight passengers. Their form is functional and shaped like waves, allowing guests to face each other or turn and face forward.

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The cabinetry, panelling, and upholstery were manufactured in Italy and shipped to Wisconsin, where the interior was assembled. The interior exhibits a strong lounge-feeling with hand-painted glass panels on the walls, a curvy-striped etched-glass floor, and a long, off-white-leather couch that can seat eight.

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Philippe Briand’s New 100-Foot Yacht Concept

London-based yacht designer Philippe Briand has a new maritime toy for millionaires – the nearly 100-foot carbon sloop concept Egoist. Buyers will be able to completely customize the yacht to make their trip at sea extra comfortable. This offers a new spin on classic sailing concepts. Egoist will be a fast, highly responsive yacht that can be used for races as well as laid back day trips. The pleasure craft boasts a timeless look and the feel of a classic sailing yacht.

It sports roomy interior with a spacious master cabin, and can accommodate two crew members. Egoist is an embodiment of the classic Eastern Seaboard sailing yacht having undergone a change of personality. It is the ideal day sailor or a cruising yacht for an owner who values his privacy and comfort, above anything else.

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Calling on his extensive yacht racing background, Philippe Briand has focused on designing a yacht that is both fast and very responsive. The design incorporates the timeless lines of a classic sailing yacht, but with a contemporary twist.

The ability of Egoist to be fully customized adds to its allure as wealthy buyers appreciate the offer of leaving their personal touch on their high-powered toys. Egoist was conceived as an attempt to become an owner’s self-indulgent fantasy; realizing every dream of its owner when it comes to sailing. The artistic direction and track record of international awards of Philippe Briand are enough reasons to look forward to this new model that will mark a new standard in modern yachts.

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2017 Superyachts We Can’t Wait to See

With the London and Monaco Yacht Shows coming up, wealthy buyers are lining up to catch a glimpse of the newest nautical toys that manufacturers have to offer. There is a whole new array of striking superyachts that will get even the most sophisticated yacht connoisseur excited.

The Royal Huisman’s 190-Foot Sailing Yacht is a 190-foot sailing beauty that is as efficient as it is eye-catching. The resulting design features a slender hull, a 233-foot mast, and twin helm stations that tower above the rest of the body. Exterior accoutrements include a tender garage, an expansive beach deck, a swim platform, and a sunbed. The eclectic, exotic interior features a master apartment, gym, sauna, study, library, and two guest staterooms. The yacht is scheduled to start sailing the seas after a springtime delivery.

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Lürssen’s 403-Foot Jupiter is a sporty, aggressive cruiser. London-based design firm March & White was commissioned for the awe-inspiring interior. Large glass windows allow natural light to flood into the arched atrium and allow guests to glimpse panoramic views of the ocean outside. The yacht will be delivered early this year.

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Then there’s the Nobiskrug’s 468-Foot Sailing Yacht A, which is true sea monster. Marketed as the largest vessel in the world to be powered by sail, some of its spectacular features include a steel hull with a composite superstructure, eight decks dressed in teak, and three carbon-fiber masts, each about 300 feet tall. The yacht has a reported price of approximately $318 million and is expected to take delivery of his latest aquatic acquisition in the spring of 2017.

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14M LUXURY RIB SACS REBEL 47 BY CHRISTIAN GRANDE

Christian Grande has teamed up once again with SACS for the design of – a revolution in the world of RIBs. Rebel 47 exhibits a high level of technological innovation, maintaining all the qualities. The luxurious vessel benefits from increased and improved living space, making it a fine example of a family of innovative and unique boats.

Its D-shaped solid tubes are not inflated but manufactured using of a state-of-the-art composition of moldable foams and hi-tech anti collision plastics material, sheathed in Neoprene Hypalon. The boat’s sculpted design alongside its improved hydrodynamics assures all the positive attributes of conventional tubes–like. The end result being an unbeatable durability along with a unique dry ride plus improved stability during navigation.

Christian Grande Designs New 14m Luxury Rib Sacs Rebel 47

Rebel 47 is extremely versatile and will be offered in two different configurations. One as “protected version” and the other one as “Mediterranean” with a classic all-in-line layout. The first version will combine the high ship sides together with the wide “U shaped” windshield, allowing guests on board to stay in the living space as they would in a limousine. The swimming platform is passed by the wide aft sunbed, giving guests seamless unrestricted access into the cockpit.

Travel is made all the more comfortable thanks to an indispensable wet bar, welcoming upholstery ice maker, fridges and even a cooktop. The overall vibe of the Rebel 47 is of an elegant, functional and modern vessel– promising to live unforgettable moments.

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The lower deck boasts a unique height in its category, creating a really refined environment. A super queen size bed welcomes the guests on the bow in the elegant and well-designed owner dinette-room. There is a second double cabin on the stern, a contemporary bathroom with a rain-shower and a separate WC complete the internal spaces.

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L’Amage – The Next Big Thing on the SuperYacht Horizon

In September, Milan-based HBD Studios unveiled its concept for the L’Amage superyacht at the Monaco Yacht Show. If built, the 623-footer would be one of the largest yachts in the world and will set new standards in sailing the oceans in luxury.

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Preliminary plans for the vessel expect it to have the capacity of housing 30 guests in 14 staterooms. There will be a separate private owner’s apartment. The futuristic-looking yacht will boast streamlined exterior for improved aerodynamics. The elongated upper deck will house an infinity swimming pool and a hot tub – each located on separate levels. A lower deck will have an ample balcony with a fireplace, where the owner can host parties in the open. A helipad on the bow is planned to sport wings that bear flat-panel satellites and navigation lights.

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With an innovative build and a slew of high-end amenities, L’Amage earns a rightful place in the top ranks of superyachts as the ultimate pleasure craft. L’Amage will be able of reaching a top speed of 32 knots. The price is yet to be announced but is estimated to be in the double-digit million range.

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Exclusive look at the Fort Lauderdale Show highlights

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which takes place November 3 to 7, showcases everything from yacht builders and designers to super-yachts and exotic cars for ultra-wealthy buyers. As the largest boat show in the United States, the four-day event boasts VIP experiences at Windward Club like gourmet dining options, meet-and-greets, and an open bar. Private yacht tours for VIP individuals and their guests are available to show them a sneak peek at highly anticipated debuts including Heesen’s 229-foot Galactica Super Nova and Tankoa Yachts’ 228-foot Suerte.

Heesen Yachts Launches Its Largest Boat to Date, the 229-Foot Galactica Super Nova

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Launched in March, the highly anticipated Galactica Super Nova follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Galactica Star, the 229-foot masterpiece is a fast sporty yacht that makes a statement on the water. It is one of the fastest of its size, relying on the fast-displacement-hull technology pioneered by other Heesen Yachts, allowing it to reach a top speed of 30 knots.

The main deck’s stern boasts a waterfall and a glass-bottomed swimming pool that allows natural light to flood into the beach club below. A touch-and-go helipad doubles as an outdoor cinema, and there are a number of tenders and toys, including an amphibious Quadski.  The Sinot–designed interiors create a real home on the waters with a creamy colour palette; leather, steel, wood, and onyx accents; and a spiraling central staircase and elevator. The new model is expected to be priced in the region of $923.6 million.

Tankoa Yachts’ 228-foot Suerte

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Fashioned by Francesco Paszkowski, Suerte is a colossal vessel with a total length of 69m. Suerte, meaning luck in Spanish, is the first yacht from Italy’s Tankoa shipyard. It sports three decks, a sushi bar, a fireplace, a swimming pool and a helipad, and costs $689,000 for a week.

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.

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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.