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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.

GT Speedboat by Mercedes-Benz

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.

The Lauren L02

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.

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$150 million worth of luxury watercraft at the Australian boat show

The warm month of May witnessed one of the most prestigious events in the boating world – the Australian boat show was held in Sanctuary Cove off the Gold Coast. Numerous models that allow guests to travel in comfort and style were exhibited – some with a price tag ranging in the millions. However, the spectacular Monte Carlo 70 stole the spotlight with design, functionality and technical superiority.

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The luxury yacht, priced at $5.75 million, captivated investors and audiences with its ample size, contemporary design and stunning interior décor. The 21-metre boat comes in three and four cabin configuration, where every space has been intelligently utilized. Soft carpets, plush drapes, soft furnishings and large sofas turn it into a real home-on-the-sea, creating a level of luxury that is hard to mimic. The master suite’s bathroom is reminiscent of that at a 5-star hotel – with double marble vanity sinks and a spacious shower enclosure.

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Between six and eight people can comfortably fit on board. The open-plan living spaces are ideal for hosting a group of friends in an elegant and effortless style. There is a wooden-panelled deck, where guests can soak in the tropical rays and enjoy 360-degree views of the ocean. The much-anticipated boat boasts a level of style and comfort that has not been witnessed in a yacht since and is already attracting a lot of attention from potential buyers.

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Two single beds in the guest cabin benefit from the same sophisticated design and presentation as the master suite. There is an abundance of storage space and enough room for a small crew to ensure all the needs of guests are met as they escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Overall, the Monte Carlo 70 is a sleek and modern vessel with great technical specs that makes any journey into a pleasant and luxurious getaway.

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The superyacht of tomorrow – a floating paradise with a bar and infinity pool 125ft above the water

A radical concept for a new super yacht from an Italian company is going to redefine the boundaries of luxury at sea. The new concept yacht, called Shaddai, is designed by Gabriel Teruzzi and boasts unparalleled privacy and 360 views of the surroundings thanks to a uniquely-built main cabin at 125ft above the water.

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The elevated cabin comprises 1,130 square feet of beautifully decorated space, a staggering infinity pool, a bar and a spacious dining area. Fine Italian leather, quality wooden panelling and soft designer furnishings create a modern and stylish ambiance for partying and relaxation.

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Situated closer to sea level is the main deck. There is also a lower deck that hosts one of the yacht’s most spectacular features – a 3,000-square foot beach club with an aquarium in the middle of the room. An interesting architectural detail is the flowing water from the upper-deck infinity pool that creates the illusion that the main deck is filled with the sound of water.

Overall, Shaddai, which is Hebrew for ‘almighty’, boasts a futuristic design that complements its contemporary appeal and functionality. It has already started attracting interest from Middle Eastern royalty as well as Russian oligarchs, who are known for their love for extravagant and powerful super yachts.

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Although a price is yet to be announced for the conceptual vessel, it is estimated that it will retail in the millions and will also be associated with steep upkeep costs. Just for comparison – in 2015 alone, the world’s richest yacht owners spent a combined $22bn (£15.2bn) to operate their vessels. Naturally, further customizations can double the price tags of the luxurious boats with millionaires adding everything from  private gyms, spas, cinema rooms and open-plan interiors to hosing an entire crew of personal trainers, nutritionists, therapists, nannies and butlers on board with them.

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Russian billionaire puts his $300 million luxury vessel on the market

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, ranked at 139 by Forbes in their “Richest Persons in the World” list has put his luxurious super-yacht on the market for $300 million. The Motor Yacht A has bullet-proof glasses, enormous master cabin and is, in itself, a military-style submarine.

The new owner of the vessel will be able to enjoy three swimming pools, one of which boasts a spectacular glass floor; spacious cabins with remarkable design and modern aesthetics and plenty of garage space for a millionaire’s water toys. With such features it is not difficult to see why the Motor Yacht A has been ranked amongst the 25 largest super-yachts in the world.

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Designed by Philippe Starck and built by renowned German ship constructor Nobiskrug, the military-grade vessel has an extravagant design and sun-filled interior thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The furniture is a sublime mixture of wood and leather with clean, austere forms that create a modern minimalist ambiance. The master suite has a rotating bed and bulletproof glass. With 7 cabins in total – the yacht can accommodate up to 14 guests and a 42-person crew.

It is powered by two diesel engines, which allows the yacht to develop a top speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19.5 knots. The boat is an ideal place for hosting parties and visiting exotic getaways like Honolulu, Malibu, Monaco, Puerto Rico, Turkey and Thailand.

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The modern design, spacious interior and luxurious features justify the asking price of $300 million, which puts it amongst the most expensive yachts in the world. With a total width of 468.5 feet, there is plenty of space, including a small room in the tallest mast. The structure of the hulls incorporates carbon fibre, which makes it ultra-light and wind resistant. The entire vessel is operated through a black touchscreen in the captain’s cabin.

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Inside the most luxurious cruise ship suites in the world

With the rising popularity of cruise ships in recent years, it is only natural that they have the necessary luxuries and features to accommodate the exquisite taste of the ultra rich. From lush furnishings to 24-hour butler service – these are just some of the perks of the top-of-the-line cruise suites that can be rented for a hefty sum. Here are some of the most exclusive ones:

1. Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity

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The penthouse of this luxurious liner comprises 1,345-square-feet of spectacularly decorated space, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, designer furniture and Swarovski crystal chandeliers. All of this can be yours for the whooping $1,762 per person, per night. High-quality wood and marble finishes blend seamlessly with the neutral tones and there is even a private deck to enjoy the views.

2. Regent Seven Seas Explorer

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The 3,875-square-foot penthouse was “designed to be the most luxurious suite at sea” and it lives up to these expectations. With a private SPA, sauna, heated loungers and unlimited SPA and massage therapy treatments – guests can have a deeply relaxing and luxurious experience.  What’s even more – they will be driven to and from the airport with a private chauffeur. The 270-degree views over the bow are just one of the many perks of the two-bedroom apartment. Furnished in wood and marble, the suite has a Steinway Arabesque piano and high-definition televisions fitted throughout. Its price per person per night starts at $4,499.

3. Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

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The Balmoral and Sandringham Duplexes lead the list of suites preferred by millionaires due to their over-the-top exclusivity and extravagance. The two-storey penthouse even features a curved staircase to reach the private bedrooms on the second floor; a room with exercise equipment; marble bathrooms with whirlpool tub and shower and large terrace. Guests can enjoy a 24-hour butler service in the private dining room, spacious lounge deck and a special lounge. Prices for the duplexes start at $2,628 per person, per night.

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Aston Martin reveals its incredible voice controlled convertible speedboat

An incredible waterbound gadget is appearing on the horizon, courtesy of Aston Martin, and it seems like something more suited to a new James Bond movie rather than a near-future reality. The luxury speedboat of the future, although still a concept, is closer to seeing the light of day and already generating serious buzz. AM37S as it’s being called, is the company’s first voyage into the depths of water and presents a revolutionary hi-tech interpretation of yachts.

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Expected to enter the production phase later in 2016, it will be launched in Monaco. For now, it is revealed that there will be two captain chairs and a wrap-around bench with the capacity to accommodate 8 guests along the luxurious journey. The deck will open to cover the space for a seamless path onto the vessel and then slide back to expose the austere interior. Top speed of the AM37S is announced to be 60 knots but the real striking feature comes from the hi-tech capabilities of the futuristic yacht.

Aston Martin speedboat

After years of research and development, Aston Martin are debuting a brand new concept for the nautical world in the form of the first tablet-controlled yacht in the world. Design and functionality are taken to a new level with every single feature on the boat being voice or pad-controlled – from the air conditioning, and the fridge to the navigation. This is achieved through the seamless integration of the control monitor, entertainment and navigation systems into a 15-inch touchscreen that is voice activated and controlled.

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For increased security owners will be given their own unique cluster with a dedicated display for monitoring engine status and navigation. It will be keyless and only use a fingerprint sensor. With its sleek and aerodynamic exterior and striking hi-tech capabilities, the AM37S presents a powerful balance of beauty and engineering.

The Princess V Class

The Princess V Class – performance and comfort in one

A 50-year anniversary is a big deal in the world of every brand, but even more so when we talk about one of the best-known and respected yacht companies. Princess Yachts built their brand name on exemplary quality, high specification and custom fit-outs and their sportier and more stylish V Class range proves they’re staying true to their roots. Unlike the more elegant flybridge motor models, the V line combines performance and comfort for the ultimate sea experience.

The Princess V Class

The most popular models of the V Class range are the V72, V58, V52, V57, V3 and V48 and the counterparts V48-Open and V58-Open. All yachts demonstrate modern levels of finish and luxury throughout the interior and exterior – from the galley and helm to the cockpit. Another well-known design firm – Turnstyle Designs – is responsible for bathroom accessories and hardware to match the contemporary ambiance Princess Yachts are aiming for. Hand-laid veneer, courtesy of Leeuwenburgh, replaces the original laminate throughout the Princess V range. With these changes in place – the new models mark a new standard in yacht-making.

The Princess V Class

Characterized by alluring proportions – the Princess V Class exhibit similar helm shape, generous cockpit space and powerful engine capabilities. The U-shaped seating area provides plenty of space for large parties and there is an electronically-operated sunroof. There are three separate outdoor entertaining spaces as well as four en-suite cabin rooms. A built-in garage is large enough to fit a jetRIB and jetski at the same time. A submersible bathing platform is one of the more impressive features – ideal for luxury lifestyle activities.

The Princess V Class

Dedicated crew quarters provide plenty of space on top of the two large storerooms below deck. Prices for models of the V Class range vary from £775,000 to £1,500,000 excluding VAT.  The yachts’ elegantly poised profile and uniquely designed interior brings a new contemporary and dynamic style that is highly-praised.

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Oceanco unveils 90m Superyacht Project Moonstone

Billionaires have something exciting to look forward to for the summer of 2016 – an extravagant yacht that promises to ‘outshine’ all others, especially at night. Designed by an award-winning team from the Netherlands, the innovative concept yacht will feature a staggering shimmering hull that reflects water in sunlight as well as use LED lights to illuminate the nights with 600 shimmering triangle patters.

Moonstone yacht

The vessel is still in the early stages of production, but cost is expected to be in the millions given the luxurious interior, large dimensions of the yacht as well as the fact that solar panels will be fitted to accumulate energy for the illuminating display. The 90-metre (295ft) Moonstone will have an infinity pool with dimmable lights, a hot tub, theatre and a helipad in addition to the stunning visual display.

Moonstone yacht

Unveiled at the 2016 Dubai International Boat Show, Moonstone dazzles with both design and hardware specifics as it features everything for an unforgettable voyage to far-away tropical destinations:  large owner’s deck, cutting-edge gym and spa, a sky deck lounge with 360-degree panoramic views and accommodation for up to 14 guests and 29 crew members. There is also space for a watercraft as well as a mini-submarine, so owners will be able to fit all of their high-powered toys on board.

Moonstone yacht

Dubbed ‘the gemstone of the sea’ – the new yacht boasts elegant hull lines and beautiful curves that give it a contemporary and architecturally austere appeal. It has a total length of 90 metres, which provides plenty of space for the master and guest suites, decks and private terraces. Buyers can customize the interior as they choose from the highest quality woodfloor panels, designer fixtures and designer fabrics. En-suit bathrooms are fitted with showers and marble sinks and the on-board spa provides a relaxing luxurious experience.