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23 October 2016


Montenegro back in the Spotlight

Last night's launch of Portonovi Montenegro introduced an exciting offering for superyacht owners looking for a change from the western Mediterranean

Issue 27 out next week!

With less than eight weeks to go until SuperyachtDESIGN Week, we are excited to announce our summer edition of SuperyachtDesign will be out next week and available at the three-day design event.

Arrow 460 Grandturismo due to launch

Silver Arrows Marine prepares to launch the first Edition 1 model of its Arrow 460 Grandturismo this year.

Part of the furniture

Having celebrated six years at The Superyacht Group, I’m beginning to feel like part of the furniture. But that might suggest a notion of being static, whereas, like most people in this industry, I feel in a state of constan

Boutsen launches design division

Boutsen Design, provider of luxury interior decoration for VVIP business jets and residences, has announced the launch of Boutsen Design Yachting.

Issue 26 out this week

The first issue of SuperyachtDesign 2016 has arrived and features our new Product Special — an annual guide with the latest products from suppliers and luxury brands from around the world.

2016 Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report: Out Now

The 2016 Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report is now available to purchase and download online.

The Ferretti Navy

In the wake of the Mediterranean region’s migrant crisis, the Ferretti Group has been contracted to design and build a range of patrol vessels to help police Italy's coastline.… More

Dickie Bannenberg on designing for Oman

Only 20 minutes from Muscat lies Barr Al Jissah, a secluded luxury development and marina. Applying their distinct superyacht style to the residential world for the first time, Bannenberg & Rowell will be designing a section o… More

KRD joins forces with Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors

Katharina Raczek Design teams up with Tilman Kriesel Art Advisors to deliver unique works of art on its superyacht projects.… More

Bang & Olufsen renews partnership with Sunseeker

Luxury audio and AV manufacturer Bang & Olufsen renews its partnership with Sunseeker.… More

A disruptive collaboration

Vikal International, together with Rafnar Shipyard, has announced an agreement for the use of the Iceland-based shipyard’s OK Hull technology on future Vikal projects.  … More

Ground Control

We catch up with Catherine Vergez, MD of Tai Ping Carpets at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour’s recent Twinkle of Christmas party.… More

Issue 25 out this week

Under the SuperyachtDESIGNERS title, Issue 25 presents 21 design studio portfolios with engaging editorial and the Design Global Order Book on either side of the portfolio to further inform, educate and inspire owners, designers, … More

The complications of composite

The Next Generation Projects session at the Global Superyacht Forum focused on composite construction, citing its many benefits but also the obstacles it faces.… More

Making great design happen

We speak to senior director of Professional Channel, EuroNorth at Dassault Systemes, Dave Falkingham to discover what Solidworks 2016 has to offer and the future for the business.… More

New order for Dunya Yachts

Sales director Russell Crump of Yachting Partners International has signed a Letter Of Intent with Sedat Ergun of Dunya Yachts to build a new 105m motoryacht designed by Ken Freivokh.… More

Monaco Yacht Show Awards winners announced

The evening before the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), which began on Wednesday 23rd September, saw the presentation of the Monaco Yacht Show Awards during the 2015 MYS Gala inaugural party.  … More

A week away from the Designers’ Supper Club

With less than a week to go before the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show commences, we list some of the designs, topics and events coming to the show that we have an eye on including the Designers' Supper Club.… More

Free interior design consultancy on offer at MYS

Following a meeting at SuperyachtDESIGN Week, ex-chief stew Agis Variani is teaming up with Peter Mallard, owner of Sogni d'Oro, at the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show, to offer all yachts in attendance free hour-long interior refit … More

Federico Fiorentino teams up with Van Oossanen

Federico Fiorentino has teamed up with Van Oossanen Naval Architects to further develop the studio's 50m The Belafonte concept.… More

Staying on deck

Director of the maritime division at Bolidt, Jacco van Overbeek provides us with an update on the division, as the first half of 2015 proves fruitful for the company… More

Sabdes Design announce new designs

To coincide with the launch of its new website, Sabdes Design has unveiled a new 33.5m and 40m explorer under development in collaboration with an unnamed Turkish shipyard.… More

Dobroserdov unveils Dynamiq

Yacht broker Sergei Dobroserdov of Nakhimov Yachts and Dobroserdov Design has launched a new luxury yacht brand called Dynamiq.… More

The French perspective

With only days to go before the start of SuperyachtDESIGN Week, we headed to one of the style capitals of the world to visit French design studios Alberto Pinto, Christian Liaigre and Remi Tessier...… More

Christian Grande appointed as designer for Sundiro

Christian Grande has been appointed as the official designer for the new Sundiro Yacht line. The first model from the line is 21.7m SY70, which was officially presented at the Hong Kong boat show on 1 May.… More

The perfect ten(der)

UK, London. All-too-often left to the tail end of the build and purchase process, choosing the right tender can mean the difference between form and functionality, and poor performance and high maintenance costs.… More

Issue 23 out next week!

SuperyachtDesign Issue 23 is out next week. This issue is packed with technology, concepts and interviews with a variety of respected industry professionals… More

Lema launch new flagship

Luxury Italian furniture brand Lema has announced the launch of its new flagship store in London… More

A Grain of Rice

Two monumental cast bronze sculptures, created by London-based Based Upon, have been unveiled to the public in Hong Kong and London.… More

McMullen & Wing announce new design partnerships

McMullen & Wing has revealed a design partnership with H2 Yacht Design, Vripack and Gregory C Marshall Naval Architect.… More

Q22 out this week!

With a rich golden lattice cover image, the first issue of SuperyachtDesign 2015 arrives this week.… More

The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report out soon!

UK, London. There are only a few weeks remaining until The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2015 is out. This special issue is the result of a year long process of data analysis and research of the superyacht market.… More

Let the search begin

UK, London. SuperyachtDesign is proud to announce that the digital platform, which forms part of SuperyachtDESIGNERS, is live.… More

Gym Company Marine release CAD blocks

UK, Bath. Gym Company Marine has released CAD blocks to assist designers when forming the general arrangement for a new build or refit project.… More

SYUK Young Designer Competition 2015

UK, Surrey. At next year's CWM FX London Boat Show, the Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition will challenge eight university design students from around the country to create a design in 36 hours using their hand-drawing skill… More

Q21 & SuperyachtDESIGNERS out this week!

UK, London. As the end of the year rapidly approaches, we are pleased to present the first edition of SuperyachtDESIGNERS and the final edition of SuperyachtDesign for 2014, Q21.… More

Comfortable growth

UK, Plymouth. Working on three 40m projects, Princess Yachts portfolio above the 30m mark continues to grow, as the British shipyard gradually modifies its South Yard facility.… More

New headquarters for Sabrina Monte-Carlo

Luxury interior design studio Sabrina Monte-Carlo opens a new headquarters in Monaco.… More

Q21 sneak peek

Next month will see the release of SuperyachtDesign Q21, which provides the latest news, opinions and interviews from the world of yacht design.… More

SOLIDWORKS allows designers to focus on designing

London, UK. The latest version of the SOLIDWORKS 3D design software removes many of the geometric complications from the design process… More

Comanche hits the water

This week saw the launch of Hodgdon Yachts’ 30.5m pre-preg carbon fibre racing yacht Comanche, designed by VPLP Design together with Guillaume Verdier Design… More

Oceanair launch new designer collection

UK, Chichester. Oceanair, the marine blind specialist, has launched a new Designer Collection and a new Homeworks system called RadioRA2.… More

Linley introduce new 'strategic investors'

During the presentation of its Silhouette chair, Quantum screen and finish samples this week at MYS, furniture design and manufacturer Linley has announced the introduction of new "strategic investors".… More

Weapon of Fast Destruction

MONACO. Angela Audretsch sits down with Ed Dubois at the Monaco Yacht Show for an exclusive interview to learn more about the first of his designs to ever be called a "beast".… More

Gresham Yacht Design announces 87m contract

UK, Hampshire. Gresham Yacht Design has announced an 87m new build contract, to be built by Yachtley Shipyard in Izmut, Turkey.… More

Tai Ping to present new collection and carpet care program at MYS

MONACO. Custom carpet specialist Tai Ping offers a sneak peek at its latest Yacht Collection and reveals it will host a workshop as part of its new carpet care and refit program at the Monaco Yacht Show.… More

Textile wall coverings from Dedar

UK, London. Italian fabric specialist Dedar has announced a new collection of textile wall coverings and lightweight fabrics to be officially presented at its showroom in Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour next week.… More

Q20 out next week!

UK, London. We are proud to present the latest edition of SuperyachtDesign, Q20. The autumn edition focuses on the importance of sharing information and being open to new solutions from other sectors such as the automotive and com… More

Mood Board: Couture collection

UK, London. In SYD Q17 we presented a hand-embroidered fabric range called Couture by Fameed Khalique. It is one of many collections to come from the UK-based supplier, which has released additional fabrics as part of the collecti… More

An edgy and innovative weapon

Dubois Yachts have offered a tantalising preview to a newly signed 58m sloop that will be built at Royal Huisman for a client who wanted something really new.… More

The evolution of SuperyachtDesign

UK, London. The launch of the SuperyachtDesign brand in 2009, gave us the perfect foundation to deliver the best design related content to the market. Today sees the launch of a new annual supplement and search engine.… More

A room with a view

UK, London Bridge. Italian design studio FM – Architettura d’Interni has worked on a number of high profile projects on land and a handful on sea, with its latest project involving the design of the presidential suites… More

New Fort Lauderdale office for Esthec

US, Fort Lauderdale. This month, composite deck specialist Esthec has announced that it will open a new office in Fort Lauderdale, which will act as the new base for the brand in America.… More

Young designers tour Lurssen

For the third year running, Lürssen hosted seven young designers at its shipyard in northern Germany, with the aim of giving these creative minds an opportunity to discuss their designs with experienced experts.… More

Paszkowski reveals more about Tankoa S693

ITALY, Genoa. Francesco Paszkowski, who is responsible for the design of the recently resurrected Tankoa S693, speaks about re-embarking on the project, and the newly agreed upon interior… More

Q19 out next week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q19 will be out next week. This issue is packed with the latest in advanced materials, innovative ideas, concepts and fresh creations from around the world.… More

Tai Ping prepares for tomorrow

CHINA, Shanghai. The next few years will see a number of developments at custom carpet specialist Tai Ping, as it strives to deliver a higher level of service to its clients. The first of these changes is the opening of a new flag… More

Danish Yachts unveil new designs and collaboration with Bradford Marine

Announced at the Palm Beach Boat Show, Danish Yachts has formalised its relationship with Bradford Marine to sell and service its high-tech yachts in the US.… More

Bootwerk Yacht Interiors opens new facility

THE NETHERLANDS, Woudsend. Bootwerk Yacht Interiors has opened its new office and workshop. The new site was developed to accommodate the growing size of superyacht projects.… More

Q18 out this week!

UK, London. SuperyachtDesign Q18 is the first issue of 2014 and our spring edition of the magazine, delivering the latest and greatest ideas and concepts from studios across the globe.… More

Spyker Cars unveils new B6 Venator model and interesting finance option

Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars and owner of M/Y 'The Highlander' announced new financing options for clients looking to purchase the B6 Venator.… More

Hull and Parshina launch Hull Studio

UK, Shoreditch. Furniture designer Alex Hull and former head of product and brand development at Linley Polina Parshina have announced the launch of Hull Studio. The duo share 15 years of experience and are soon to be joined by Da… More

March & White launch superyacht design division

UK, London. Interior designer March & White has announced a new superyacht design division, which includes Wayne Parker as director of the new branch of the firm.… More

Big year for Bolidt

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Bolidt has hit the ground running already with a contract signed to supply its Bolideck Future Teak on the 64m Sea Axe 6711 Fast Yacht Support Vessel… More

Dreamers and boat lovers

The ultimate expression of personality and style, designing a custom superyacht is something some owners relish and some would rather leave to the experts. Issue 11 of The Superyacht Owner, out now, talks to several owners abo… More

Fendi Casa presents new collections

FRANCE, Paris. Maison et Objet 2014 was a hub of activity with a number of new faces and returning exhibitors. SuperyachtDesign attended the famous trade fair to see what the world’s top design houses had to present.… More

CdM announces the sale of its Darwin Class 96

ITALY, Ancona. Cantiere delle Marche has announced the sale of its 29.5m Darwin Class 96. Designed and engineered by Hydro Tec/Sergio Cutolo, the news comes three months after the sale of its 107 explorer vessel from the same rang… More

Esenyacht completes investment in worshop

TURKEY, Bodrum. Esenyacht has announced that the investment in its joinery and furniture division, which was designed to increase the shipyard’s capabilities and range of services, is now complete.… More

Awlgrip & Blohm+Voss confirmed as headline sponsors of SYD Week 2014!

We are thrilled to announce these two prestigious companies have confirmed as gold sponsors of SYD Week 2014.… More

A meeting of the minds

A select group of the industry's top designers convened in London today to discuss the elements driving innovation in anticipation of the next SuperyachtDESIGN Week, being held in London from 24-26 June.… More


UK, Shrewsbury. In SuperyachtDesign Q16, Andrew Trujillo Design presented a 65m motor-sailer concept called Serendipity. The studio has since unveiled a 25m sports motoryacht concept called Sabre, which is based on an existing… More

Christmas time at The Superyacht Group

In an effort to keep the cold out this winter, The Superyacht Group got their baubles, tinsel and embarrassing jumpers out to create an array of Christmas jumper masterpieces.… More

Thunderbird 2 is launched

TURKEY, Antalya. Brilliant Boats has completed the first of a projected pair of aluminium catamarans for an Australian client specifically designed to carry a mini sub.… More

Bringing the past into the future of superyachts

UK, Portsmouth. Using specialist conservation methods, recent industry entrant Onlyacht claims to be able to fortify antique pieces so that they can stand up to the rigours of maritime life.… More

Nakhimov announces order for a 40m

MONACO, Port Hercule. Nakhimov Yachts has revealed the signing for a new 40m hybrid at Admiral, which is expected to be delivered in December 2015. This is the fourth new build to be signed at the yard this year with a 45m, … More

Troy now due in 2014

TURKEY, Bodrum. Esenyacht has released new renders of its second superyacht project, codenamed 'Troy'. The 47m sloop has had its original 2013 delivery date revised and is now due for completion in late 2014.… More

Amels begins work on ninth concurrent project

THE NETHERLANDS, Vlissingen. Amels has secured a contact for a new build project, which has begun construction. The 74m Limited Editions 242 will be delivered to her owner in 2016.… More

Expanded format for Clerkenwell Design Week 2014

Having achieved record success last May, CDW has announced that it will return with a new structure for 2014, with four focused exhibitions that will be housed in Clerkenwell’s unique historic buildings.… More

Significant factory expansion for Oceanair

British manufacturer and supplier of marine blinds Oceanair has completed a large factory expansion in order to meet the demands of the projected superyacht and residential market growth for the coming year… More

Q17 out next week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce that SuperyachtDesign Q17, the final issue of 2013, will be out next week! Our winter edition is set to inspire and challenge thinking with the lastest design ideas and concepts from around… More

Innovation, inspiration or reproduction?

Military design has long influenced yacht designers. However, the striking similarity between A and the new US Navy Zumwalt-class destroyer raises pertinent questions about the differences between innovation, inspiration and r… More

Back to the future

Between the original 23m Super Conero of the 1970s and 80m Chopi Chopi launched in 2013, there is half a century of CRN history. To celebrate the occasion, the shipyard has announced it is reintroducing the iconic Conero marqu… More

Picchio Boat

Picchio Boat is a new catamaran concept by designer Christian Grande, which is based on the marriage between the environment and the idea of a recreational island orientated around family and relaxation.… More

UK takes the lead in IP protection

The UK has continued in its steps to protect the intellectual property of those entities operating within the realms of its jurisdiction, as superyacht industry experts continue to warn designers to remain diligent.… More

Work continues on Dream Symphony

TURKEY, Marmaris. As the construction of Dream Ship Victory's 141m sailing yacht continues at its facilities in Turkey, Ken Freivokh Design has released a new image of the vessel at the yard along with a video of the project.… More

Blohm + Voss unveils Zaha Hadid concept

UK, London. Dr Herbert Aly offers insight into the decision to partner with world renowned architect and designer Zaha Hadid on the yard's first concept yacht.… More

ISA to build new Filante 42 unveiled at MYS

Camper & Nicholsons Yachts, the iconic English yard founded in 1782 and now part of Leonardo Ferragamo’s Nautor Holding, has announced the signing of an agreement with ISA YACHTS for the production of its Filante 42 su… More

Katharina Raczek opens own interiors studio

There have been additional developments at German design studio Newcruise in the last few months, as interior designer Katharina Raczek reveals how she has started her own interior design studio.… More


MONACO. During a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Show last week, Admiral Tecnomar revealed a concept for a 140m yacht in its E-Motion line.… More

Heirlooms to launch new collections at MYS

UK, Bognor Regis. Heirlooms has announced it will launch a new fast track service and its latest collections at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show. The news comes following significant growth of the bespoke linen manufacture… More

Focusing on design at Focus 2013

UK, London. Only a couple of days remain till the start of Focus/13 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, which promises to inspire, inform and deliver some of the best design from around the world.… More

New design studio to launch at MYS

UK, Romsey. Yacht designer Steve Gresham has announced plans to launch his own studio Gresham Yacht Design at this year’s Monaco Yacht Show.… More

SYD Week 2014 dates announced

SuperyachtDesign is excited to announce the dates of SuperyachtDESIGN Week 2014, which will run from 24th to 26th June at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and will offer a programme packed full of engaging discussions, present… More

Setzer looks ahead to 2014

ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA, English Harbour. Setzer Yacht Architects has been developing a new range of designs for 2014 with the aim of breathing new life into older, long-standing yacht categories, such as those typically found in … More

Pendennis to unveil dozen new concepts at Monaco

UK, Cornwall. Twelve brand new concepts from British designers will be presented at Monaco for Pendennis' 25th anniversary. We preview two of the concepts exclusively.… More

MYS News: Zuccon follow J'Ade and Chopi Chopi to MYS

Designers of J'Ade and Chopi Chopi, Zuccon International Project, will attend MYS following a year that has seen the launch of Chopi Chopi and J'Ade and the addition of superyacht division, Zuccon Superyacht Design… More

Getting comfortable

THE NETHERLANDS, Amsterdam. Dutch design studio Van Geest Design has unveiled a furniture range consisting of pieces originally created to aid the illustration of exterior design concepts.… More

New designs for 50m Big Star (ex Star Fish)

NEW ZEALAND, Auckland. McMullen & Wing has released new renderings and layout options for the 50m steel expedition yacht Big Star (ex. Star Fish).… More

Pryde to present Illusion & Estatement at MYS

CHINA, Hong Kong. Pryde, formally known as CIMC Raffles Yacht, has announced it will present a model of its 88.8m Illusion and a new 115m concept called Estatement, designed by Sinot Yacht Design, at this year’s Monaco Yach… More

Q16 out this week!

UK, London. We are pleased to announce the arrival of our 2013 autumn issue of SuperyachtDesign, Q16. Our Monaco Yacht Show edition is full of the latest and greatest ideas and designs from around the world, including Dubois N… More

SAM and Mercedes-Benz Style finalise Grandturismo design

In September 2012, SuperyachtDesign reported on a concept from Silver Arrows Marine called Grandturismo, the final design of whichhas been signed iff by its design partner, Mercedes-Benz Style.… More

Nakhimov sign 55m order at Admiral Tecnomar

Nakhimov has announced that they have signed an order for the construction of a 55m hybrid superyacht, to be built at Admiral Tecnomar.… More

Creative collaboration: the key to progress

How superyacht design is moving and can move forward was at the crux of most of the sessions during SYD Week, but two of the final sessions of the event really highlighted the importance of collaboration in progress… More

Automotive alternative finishes are the future, say Hickling and Hoar

The first keynote from day two of SuperyachtDESIGN Week saw Awlgrip's Ken Hickling and Wild Group's Greg Hoar assess the potential for using alternative coating types to optimise the unique elements of a superyacht's design.… More

BRICs & Water - why yachting is yet to crack emerging markets

Designers Dimitris Hadjidimos and Bill Dixon joined Justin Ratcliffe on stage for a Q&A on the much-lauded 'emerging markets'. With these markets yet to show any real potential, they discussed what need to be done to make… More

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Paola Lenti

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Oceanemo unveil largest yacht to date

Colaborative team Oceanemo, has unveiled its largest concept to date, the Oceanemo 55… More


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