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25 October 2016

Time will tell

Designer Henry Ward has worked with BMT Nigel Gee to conduct a study on the futuristic Project Time. They say there is no technical reason why futuristic Project Time isn’t feasible.

CRN announces new contract

CRN, part of the Ferretti Group, has announced the contract for a new 62m motoryacht, with interior and exterior design by Nuvolari Lenard.

The Pursuit of Pleasure

As Perini Navi’s largest sailing yacht since The Maltese Falcon, the presentation of 70m Sybaris was a significant event for the Italian boat builder.

A stellar christening for Heesen Yachts

With exterior lines by Espen Øino and interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, newly launched Galactica Super Nova is an evolution of Heesen Yacht's award-winning 65m Galactica Star.

Construction begins on 36m by Claydon Reeves

Claydon Reeves, together with Mulder Shipyard, announce the construction of a new 36m motoryacht.

A collector's item

Rapsody's latest concept delivers the same retro-hit of style and grace as Spirit Yachts' P100, but do these examples of form over function have a place in today's demanding superyacht world?

Birds of a feather

Hawk Yachts has launched two new explorer concepts in addition to its original 103m offering, the Sea Hawk.… More

Life's good at CCN

Floating Life Charter & Brokerage has announced that it has been assigned the exclusive development of a new 40m light ice class vessel, the project will be undertaken at the Cerri Cantieri Navali (CCN) shipyard.… More

Nauta Air 111

Cantiere Delle Marche has secured the contract of another Nauta Air. This newest vessel will be the largest Nauta Air to date and will become the flagship for the range.… More

The power of imitation

Step on board any superyacht and the senses are exposed to a wide range of materials. However, there are instances where the weight of the material is impractical and faux-painted solution can be a good alternative.… More

The Great Superyacht Adventure

A new type of owner, seeking a new kind of on-water experience, is fueling design concepts and creating much industry excitement. At least, that's the rumour.… 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


With her gunmetal grey hull, black superstructure, tinted glazing and military exterior styling by Nuvolari & Lenard, CRN’s Atlante cut a formidable figure in Monaco.… More

Dynamiq partners with Trussardi

Dynamiq, the company trying to shakeup superyacht customisation, has partnered with Italian fashion house Trussardi to produce an interior design collection for its D4 series yacht.… More

150 Sunreef Power

Sunreef Yachts has launched it's largest catamaran concept to date. At 46m the 150 Sunreef Power provides ample social and external space for it's 12 guests.… More


We go aboard Suerte, one of two 64m sister ships that the Tankoa shipyard in Genoa began building in 2008, and discover how the project went from being half-finished to completed in a convivial and casual style.… More


Otam has completed 30 per cent of 'Gipsy', it's first superyacht. 'Gipsy' is a 35m, 295gt semi-displacement vessel with a 1000 nautical miles range.… More


EM Yacht Design Consultancy's Carl Esch has teamed up with Vincent Montreuil to deliver a superyacht concept that starts from the point of aesthetic as opposed to space management… More

Cantieri di Pisa launches contemporary Akhir concept

Following Mondomarine's acquisition of Cantieri di Pisa in May, the Italian shipyard has launched its first superyacht concept, a modern interpretation of the classic Akhir concept… More


At the Cannes Yachting Fesitival 2015 Arcadia Yachts launched its 16.8m Sherpa concept. Though small, see's support vessel potential… More

Sea Hawk

Hawk Yachts, industry newcomer if only in name, has released its first superyacht concept. Sea Hawk is a 103m ice class explorer designed for a five year around the world adventure… More

Zero emissions, size matters

In collaboration with Solarwave, Nedship is near the completion of the first 'real' zero emission yacht. What can superyachts learn from their smaller cousins?… More

Beiderbeck Design's 33m under construction at Horizon

Horizon Yacht's has started the immediate construction of a 33m Beiderbeck Design yacht for an experienced German owner… More

The 'Logica'l decision

Logica Yachts introduces its fourth mid-range superyacht concept with the Logica 135.… More

The 'Baby Dragon'

Following the announcement of the 80m Dragonship, PI Superyachts has released information and renders of the 25m sistership… More

Gulf Craft launches biggest project to date

At 47m, the Majesty 155 is the largest superyacht to come from Gulf Craft and represents a leap forward in engineering complexity and design solutions for the shipyard.… More

Threes a crowd

CRN has released renderings and information on its three new semi-custom ranges… More

Super 'Nova'

Heesen Yachts has released details of its most recent Fast Displacement Hull Form project. An emphasis has been placed on maximising fuel efficiency… More

A fine 'Vintage'

Codecasa's first 50m Vintage Series superyacht is due for completion in July 2015.… More

Easy does it

Pastrovich Studio's has released renderings of its new 55m X-EASY concept. A truly modular loose furniture system makes this concept adaptable and spacious… More

A tale of two markets

The CMC 155 is a superyacht concept designed with two distinct markets in mind.… More

Sailing on Wisp

Earlier this week SuperyachDesign joined the crew of 47.6m sailing yacht Wisp for a day of sailing in Palma de Mallorca. Delivered this year by Royal Huisman, we speak to the build team and designers behind this beautiful classic … More

Esenyacht's next step

Kadir Esen, CEO of Turkish yard Esenyacht, and designer, Ted Mannerfelt from Mannerfelt Design Team, tell SYD about Taurus, the yard's first motoryacht.… 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

Seeking simplicity

While media attention may often centre on the largest yachts, US designer Nick Boksa of Boksa Marine Design is enticing new owners with a new 38m concept series that offers a simplified experience, matching the expectations of a g… More

Wider 32

ITALY, Ancona. On June 6th, Wider Yachts invited members of the press to view the progress on the Wider 150 in build. The shipyard also took the opportunity to present its new Wider 32 sports cruiser.… 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

The practical approach

Electrical service manager Piet Roskam calls for a closer look at the basics of a design to ensure the maintenance and upkeep of a vessel can be carried out.… More

Baltic 115

FINLAND, Jakobstad. Designed by Nauta Design with naval architecture by Judel/Vrolijk, the new Baltic 115 – due for delivery in Autumn 2015 – is a sporty cruiser that draws inspiration from earlier Baltic Yachts pr… 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

Claydon Reeves win Mulder 34m project

THE NETHERLANDS, Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk. Mulder Shipyard has announced the signing of a new 34m motoryacht due for delivery in the summer of 2015. The new project will be the largest to come from the Dutch yard and the biggest… 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

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

Tenders will show Monaco what Cockwells can do

Cockwells in the UK is known for building small sail and motoryachts. But two superyacht bespoke tenders on show at Monaco - including the 9.5m tender for explorer yacht 'Vitruvius' - should change all that… More

Yacht Architecture

US, Miami. Following the launch of 78m Venus by Feadship, Luiz de Basto got in touch with SuperyachtDesign after he noticed similarities between the superstructure design and the Robie House in Chicago. Here the architect shar… More

SYD Week: Material advantages

Alternative materials must surpass traditional materials to guarantee uptake, say designers in the morning session of day two at SuperyachtDESIGN Week… More

Design is 'boring': SuperyachtDESIGN Week speaker lays down a challenge

From the perspective of speaker and architect, Rabih Hage, the interiors of yachts today are not matching the potential of their exciting exteriors.… More

Stepping Up: Northlander

With limited space and weight restrictions, installing a staircase on a superyacht is complex business. Following Q14's look at Adam Lay staircase and atrium design on board Lady Kathryn V, we spoke to Cornelis van Vlastuin,… More

The silver touch

Guido Krass is the man behind a line of superyachts that have gone on to become an icon of design. Featured in the latest issue of The Superyacht Owner, he describes how he set up Hanseatic Marine in Australia to build the l… More

Yacht Architecture

Bernardo Zuccon is the architect behind the 54m Discovery concept featured on, which is indicative of the form language employed by the studio on the Dislopen line.… More

Setzer Yacht Architects opens Antigua studio

ANTIGUA, Falmouth Harbour. The influence of the new scenic setting as well as being up close to the many yachts in Antigua's harbour has already benefited the team.… More

The Superyacht Annual Report published

The most comprehensive analysis of the superyacht market, including design trends, global wealth and country reports, is out now.… More

Sarp's first 46m superyacht due in 2014

TURKEY, Antalya. Sarp Yacht Co. has reported steady progress on its first 46m superyacht, due for delivery in July 2014.… More

Against the current

Mauro Sculli has worked in the fields of yacht design and project management for more than 30 years. His contribution to cutting-edge concepts such as the WallyPower 118 and the WHY 58 prove that he is no ‘stick in the … More

Venus: Steve Jobs' final vision

After much anticipation, Feadship has launched the 78m Venus (Hull 684). The shipyard may not have made any comment on this highly confidential project yet, but having been built for the late Steve Jobs, she is guaranteed to h… More

Top Yacht: Project 12

Conceived by an experienced owner, the 46m Project 12 was launched this summer after a bit of an interrupted build process. SYD visited the yacht at Cannes Boat Show and talked to interior designer Mark Berryman about the owner's … More

Exploring History

Gianluca Ascheri, an economics graduate from the commercial university Luigi Bocconi in Milan, with a masters in Business Administration, discusses the history behind Explorer vessels and their value today.… More

Code 1 Art

Magne Furuholmen started his career with the famous 1980s pop group A-ha as the band’s keyboard player and art director. Having created various works over the years, the 1,787sqm Code 1 sail for 66m sloop Aglaia was his… More

On the crest of a wave

During a visit to the Abeking & Rasmussen (A&R) shipyard in Lemwerder, Germany, SuperyachtDesign met up with sales director Till von Krause and designers Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton to talk about a radical 63-me… More

M/Y Troyanda Refit

Following a successful refit in June of this year, 49.9-metre motoryacht Troyanda (ex High Chapparal) enjoyed a full Mediterranean season before heading across the Atlantic in readiness for the Caribbean season and the Antigua… More

Q&A with designer of KT

Winner of the Young Designer of the Year Award 2011, Michael Givens is the man behind the 76.8-metre motoryacht concept, KT. The young designer, who works for the Delta Design Group, a part of Delta Marine, talks to SuperyachtDesi… More

Memory lane

Andrew Winch has taken a trip down memory lane, completing a refit “refresher” project aboard the newly named Whirlwind, previously known as Aeolian. SuperyachtDesign was invited to go and see the 13-year-old sloop… More


For the last two years, Pendennis has been completing and outfitting the 32-metre sailing yacht Akalam, a new build designed by Barracuda Yacht Design. SuperyachtDesign visited the yacht at Port Pendennis Marina on the eve of her … More

Purple Rain

The Purple Rain project was created by Oversee Yachts LLC amidst the downturn in the economy and is designed to appeal to a new social context. The aim was to develop a versatile, Explorer-style yacht that reflects changing … More

Satori: Enlightened Design

Rémi Tessier is one of those designers who can turn his hand to anything with great success. Interior architect, furniture maker and designer, he has come a long way since his first interior for a flower shop. His most rec… More

Vicem 46

It has been said before, and it will be said again: it is an exciting time for the Turkish superyacht industry. Since 2000, Turkey's fleet has multiplied by over 200 per cent. Joining the race is Turkish shipyard Vicem Yachts,… More


Currently in build at RMK Yachts' shipyard in Turkey, project BN80 is a 45-metre motoryacht designed by Ron Holland and due for launch in time for the Monaco Yacht Show in 2011...… More

Luca Brenta's Logica

Initially featured in Q3, Luca Brenta, a celebrated sail boat designer, talks to SYD about his first motor boat design: a 31.5-metre navetta that draws on his love of sailing in the Mediterranean. Working with Benetti Sail Divisio… More

Vertigo 220

Designed by Philippe Briand, the 67-metre (220 feet) aluminium sailing yacht, which is being built by Alloy Yachts in New Zealand, is due to be launched in December 2010. Under the supervision of project manager Andrew Senn,… More

Blind Date Mood Lighting

In their first superyacht project, Keech Green have collaborated with Light and Design Associates to create an impressive lighting concept for Hessen's Blind Date using Lutron technology...… More

The Ark

Janne Leppänen, a graduate from Kuopio Academy of Design, Finland, has designed a catamaran concept unlike any other as part of his course. It has been designed to be as 'green' as possible, but does not use sails. Instead, he… More

Size Matters

Having presented its 110-metre concept at last year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Oceanco has stepped up in size with its new PA122 concept based on its smaller cousin. The Dutch shipyard approached regular collaborators Sam Sor… More

Sea Force One

We refer to finely finished shiny boat equipment as boat jewellery or bling. The best yachts have often been referred to as works of art...… More

Lazy Me

1972 marked a watershed for Cantieri Navale Italiano. This was the year that the shipyard on the River Arno...… More

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Paola Lenti

Italian furniture designer Paola Lenti is trasnforming exterior styling with its striking trademark colour schemes and textures, whilst using a synthesis of traditional and technological manufacturing techniques More


Oceanemo unveil largest yacht to date

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


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