luxury watercraft

$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.

luxury watercraft

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.

luxury watercraft

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.

luxury watercraft

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.

The superyacht

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.

The superyacht

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.

The superyacht

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.

The superyacht

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.

luxurious super-yacht

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.

luxurious super-yacht

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.

luxurious super-yacht

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.

Luxurious cruise ship suites

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

Luxurious cruise ship suites

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

Luxurious cruise ship suites

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

Luxurious cruise ship suites

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.

Luxurious cruise ship suites

Aston Martin speedboat

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.

Aston Martin speedboat

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.

Aston Martin speedboat

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.

Moonstone yacht

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.

The Princess V Class superyacht

The Princess V Class superyacht

Luxury dealer Princess Yachts announced the latest addition to their fleet of super yachts – the much anticipated Princess 30M, which was debuted in Düsseldorf in January 2016. The new model is the epitome of the M Class with its elegant yet contemporary lines and steep price tag of £4,950,000.

A new unique cabin layout comprises shaped bulwarks enhance and sweeping windows that introduce more space and light across the main deck.  The master stateroom benefits from panoramic views of pristine ocean surroundings. A lot of thought and efforts have been put into designing a contemporary and sophisticated interior with a unique reverse cabin layout – something considered a rarity for a 30 metre yacht and a first for the M Class range. There is an integrated breakfast area that neatly located beneath the window complete with hand-crafted leather panelled cabinetry on the opposite side.

The Princess V Class superyacht

The stateroom is flooded with natural light thanks to the wide sweeping windows and beautiful skylight. A generous en suite bathroom completes the ambiance of the master with a walk-in shower, twin sinks with granite or marble finish and designer fixtures. Furniture can be free standing or fixed and the saloon can be laid out to make the most of the available space. There is a drop-down balcony for breath-taking infinity views.

The Princess V Class superyacht

Billionaires will find the new Princess V Class superyacht a perfect statement of their lifestyle. It delivers a superb sailing experience thanks to its customizable engine options, generous proportions and fuel capacity of 1,600L. It is finished with extreme attention to detail, providing the ultimate in luxury, comfort and performance. 50 years of craftsmanship culminate in the M Class range, which is characterized by world-class flagship experience and beautiful layouts. This model is extremely responsive and powerful, which is the ideal combination of qualities for a boat of this calibre.

CF8 superyacht

Futuristic superyacht with with a swimming pool and its own WATERFALL

A new concept for a superyacht is redefining the meaning of sailing with luxury with over-the-top features, including a swimming pool that doubles as a dance floor. The 262-foot vessel is specifically designed to fit a billionaire’s growing line of high-powered toys and boasts a 1,100 square feet showroom, which can accommodate eight cars. The name CF8 stands for ‘cars and family in 80 metres’.

CF8 superyacht

The conceptual model has a futuristic aerodynamic shape and is currently being developed by the Netherlands-based company Sea Level Yacht Design. Other signature features of the ultra-luxurious yacht will be an owner’s suit with 2,700 feet of deck space, VIP cabins with marble en-suit bathrooms, an eight-person Jacuzzi, a gym with sauna, private theatre, convertible swimming pool and an on-board waterfall and a showroom.

CF8 superyacht

CF8 superyacht

CF8 is still in development and can be expected to undergo some changes before becoming commercially available, but for now it has been announced the superyacht will be able to accommodate a crew of 18 members with extra cabins available for the nanny and the butler. Two lifts, a roof helipad and its own wastewater treatment system turn this vessel into a fully-functioning floating retreat. It has a range of 5,000 nautical miles and a maximum speed of 18 knots (20.7mph).

CF8 superyacht

Designed with unparalleled care to detail and ambiance, the CF8 will bring maximum comfort to guests and crew. The yacht exhibits extreme width as well as increased stability for fast and comfortable travels. Designer Niels Ruiter and design director Jeroen van der Knaap have tried revolutionizing the use of space on a yacht to the point, where every part of the interior is stylized and utilized.

CF8 superyacht

CF8 superyacht

The spectacular swimming pool located on the lower level and within a large gap on the yacht in a way that the waterfall from a ‘stream’ on the upper deck falls directly into it. And if that wasn’t enough – when guests get tired of swimming they can entertain themselves on a dance floor that covers the pool.

Arianna Yacht

The $45,900,000 Delta Arianna yacht

The newest sea pearl by Delta Design Group is a 7,500-square feet yacht Arianna is a true marvel of contemporary mechanic and design. The all-feature superyacht is a floating retreat that provides quick getaway with tropical ambiance for those who can afford it. At $45,900,000 the vessel doesn’t come cheap, but given the luxury – the price is completely justified.

Arianna Yacht

Arianna Yacht

Arianna makes the most of the available space in a way that permits for many amenities to be included on board – there is a bridge deck with ample space, cedar-lines sauna with changing rooms, master suite with en-suite bathroom with a rain shower, lounge area, dining area and even a gym. All rooms are spacious and furnished to perfection with a strong Balinese-inspired atmosphere with prominent bamboo and wooden panels and fixtures. African mahogany, Khaya and Makassar ebony make for a contemporary yet organic ambiance.

Arianna Yacht

Arianna Yacht

The galley is fitted with the latest in commercial-grade appliances for food preparation, cooking and serving. There is a walk-in cooler and crew mess that are convenient for prolonged voyages. Comfortable sofas are arranged around a coffee table in the lounge area for a laid-back atmosphere, where guests can relax and enjoy the ocean views. The overall impression of the room is completed with Makassar ebony, textured fabric liners, rattan and inlaid silk carpets.

Arianna Yacht

ARIANNA yacht boasts a stylish office built around a 17th Century German safe, sourced by the owner. The large hull-side windows allow for spectacular panoramic views from the custom-built desk.  There is a gym situated on the port side of the bridge deck for a full on-board fitness experience.

Arianna Yacht

Interesting grain patterns and exotic tropical hardwood is combined effortlessly in the master suite for a unique atmosphere of luxury and comfort. The sought island aesthetic is complemented by the beautiful spa bath and rain shower.

Just enjoy it!

Arianna Yacht