On an early morning in January 2021, Albula made her way through the locks in Kiel. She is the first superyacht which made this passage in 2021.
Albula was built in 2006 in Assens, Denmark at Royal Denship. The yacht returned to her home shipyard for a refit period. With a length of 64m she scratches at the top 200 largest private yachts in the world. Albula has a famous sister. Force Blue was recently sold in an auction to Bernie Eccelstone, previously the yacht was owned by Flavio Briatore, another Formula 1 official and friend of Eccelstone.
For 2021 we expect several yachts in the Baltic Sea and already looking forward to several new build yachts on sea trials.
Benetti has announced the sale of a custom 63-meter FB276 to a German owner, introduced by Kurt Lehmann of Yacht Moments.
The yacht consists of a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure. The exterior of the FB276 is the result of a joint effort between Benetti and Giorgio M. Cassetta Design, while the interior is by Bannenberg & Rowell. FB276 is a modern yacht characterised by extreme onboard liveability, which is achieved by meticulously optimising the generous interior volumes with respect to exterior spaces defined by simple, flowing lines. The defining feature of this yacht, located on the upper deck, is what can only be described as a spacious “apartment”. This offers the owner 162 m2 of extreme privacy, including the owner’s cabin, which has large glazed surfaces on three sides, two bathrooms, a walk-in wardrobe and a separate living area with sofa and television. These are all connected with a bow cockpit combined with a 55 m2 bow terrace complete with touch and go helipad. The privacy of the area is ensured during navigation as well, with the help of the “sun roof”, which is specially designed to block the view from the wheelhouse. The central stairway leads directly to the bridge deck and the third cockpit, which has a dining table seating 12, a bar, a jacuzzi and a sun lounging area. On the main deck, in addition to the saloon with living and dining areas, is the big full-beam VIP cabin with side terrace, studio, dressing room and double bathroom. The design of this yacht also features many other distinctive and innovative elements. They include the stern beach club, which is open on three sides, offering exceptional contact with the sea, when both of the two side doors and the stern door are open. A stairway from the cockpit on the main deck provides access to this living area during navigation. The large cockpit on the main deck is joined by another one on the upper deck.
The spaces available in the FB276 have allowed Bannenberg & Rowell to experiment, in particular with asymmetrical layouts. The new approach is clear to see in the beach club, which is rotated about 30 degrees off-centre to open up new perspectives of the sea, as well as in the main and upper deck saloons, which are turned through the same angle to challenge conventional expectations and perceptions. Likewise, the all-around owner’s suite has been designed to offer breath-taking panoramic views through the large windows over the private bow deck.
Christos Ramnialis, Benetti General Manager, commented: “We are very proud of the recent sale of the FB276 to an owner from Germany, which is an extremely important strategic market for us. This is without a doubt the result of the internationally-recognised quality of our products and our consolidated financial solidity, which has allowed Benetti to win the trust of customers in all market segments and geographical areas”
A rare sight on the Thames, DAMEN’s new 70-metre GAME CHANGER (227 ft) has spent three days in London to promote the Yacht Support range of vessels. Visitors enjoyed a full array of tenders, toys and a submersible, but GAME CHANGER also prompted many serious discussions about safe helicopter operations.
“GAME CHANGER made a big impression on the owners, captains, brokers and designers who joined us on board, particularly with its helicopter capability and all-weather protected hangar,” comments AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen, who is also responsible for DAMEN’s yachting portfolio. “When it comes to superyacht helipad design and operation, many in the industry are re-examining accepted practice and rethinking the level of risk that we are asking owners to accept for their family and friends. GAME CHANGER really offers the ultimate yachting solution for professional helicopter operations.”
GAME CHANGER features a fully certified LY3 helideck suitable for charter/commercial use and based on DAMEN’s long experience building to stringent offshore regulations. GAME CHANGER’s owner can operate larger helicopters with 5-tonne maximum take-off weight and D14 rotor diameter. These long-range aircraft can land safely night and day in a wider weather window. Lowering the helicopter into the hangar protects it from the elements so it can be refuelled and made available for take-off without causing hassle, disruption and noise on the mother yacht. The hangar and refuelling systems – including Jet A-1 fuel tanks holding 10,000 litres – are built to high safety and fire-fighting standards.
In addition to the helicopter capability, visitors on board also appreciated GAME CHANGER’s purpose-built yachting features and quality finish, explains DAMEN Product Director Mark Vermeulen.
“This was a great opportunity to offer a closer look at the Yacht Support concept – which is still a relatively new phenomenon in the industry,” he notes. “A Yacht Support vessel is a massive leap forward in capability for the growing number of owners who want to do more with more equipment, more toys and more staff. Our vessels are perfectly equipped to support wide-ranging superyacht operations, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership than acquiring a larger yacht. Plus, owners get all the benefits of flexible operations and privacy. That’s why we call it the Smart Stretch.”
GAME CHANGER is the fourth Yacht Support vessel in the 70-metre segment following the delivery of INTREPID, ‘6711’ and GARÇON. With its Yacht Support range, DAMEN is now the established leader in this rapidly developing niche. In total 11 DAMEN Yacht Support vessels have been delivered or are in build. The Yacht Support range is based on DAMEN’s patented and proven SEA AXE range of offshore vessels – DAMEN has sold more than 200 of these vessels. GAME CHANGER is now returning to the AMELS yard in Vlissingen the Netherlands where it is available for immediate delivery.
“Being so close to London – Tower Bridge is just 150 miles from AMELS – makes visiting the city very easy,” Rose continues. “London is an important superyacht centre in its own right with a large number of clients as well as the brokerage community. We really noticed that when visitors came on board to judge the solution for themselves, they left very enthusiastic about all the possibilities that a Yacht Support vessel opens up. Last year we successfully exhibited a Yacht Support vessel in Fort Lauderdale and we hope to bring another vessel to Monaco later this year.” (Note from Editor: Read here the post about “Axis”, ex Fast & Furious. She was displayed in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale as mentioned above)
Benetti is pleased to announce the launch of FB268 M/Y SEASENSE the 67 meter full custom superyacht with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure built for an experienced owner who has chosen the Benetti brand for the first time.
The launch ceremony took place in Benetti’s historic Livorno shipyard, perfectly on schedule according to the production plan, with shipyard workers, Benetti management, the owner’s representatives and the crew in attendance.
The elegant exterior lines of the M/Y SEASENSE are by the Dutch designer Cor D. Rover, designing its first Benetti vessel, while the naval architecture was developed by the shipyard’s technical office. The contemporary styling of the interiors, on the other hand, is the result of collaboration between the Benetti’s architects team and the design studio AREA from Los Angeles, making its debut in the world of superyachts. The layout includes six suites that can accommodate up to 12 guests.
The basic concept underpinning this Benetti superyacht is reflected in its name – SEASENSE – which has been translated into a design that revolves around the relationship with the surrounding environment. In fact, the owner wanted the outdoor areas to be as spacious as possible, to offer the maximum possible contact with the sea. In particular, the stern area of the main deck is given over to a big pool with a sun-lounging area connected to the peculiar main salon that, through the opening of big sliding doors, provides even more outdoor space for guests.
FB268 SEASENSE – fitted with 2 1380kW Caterpillar engines, it has a top speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots. The range at a cost effective speed of 12 knots is 5,000 nautical miles.
Delivery is scheduled for the end of July 2017.
PRESS RELEASE BENETTI
Length overall 67 mt/220 ft
Beam max 10,80 mt/35.5 ft
Draft max 3,20 mt/10.5 ft
Full Load Displacement 1.130 Tons
Fuel tank capacity 130.000 lt/34,400 US gals
Owner & Guests cabins: 12 persons in 6 cabins
Crew cabins: 14 persons in 9 cabins
Main engines N°2 CAT 3512C HD 1380kW
Generators N°1 x Cat C9 200ekW N°1 x Cat C18 282ekW
Sarah ist eine 62 Meter lange Superyacht von Amels. Gebaut wurde sie im Jahr 2002 bei der niederländischen Werft. Die Yacht hat neun Kabinen für bis zu 18 Gäste. Teilweise können Kabinen als Arbeitszimmer umfunktioniert werden. Sarah erreicht eine Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 17 Knoten und gleitet bei 12 Knoten, mit dieser Geschwindigkeit beträgt die Reichweite starke 6.000 nautische Meilen. Das Exterieur ebenso wie das Interieur wurden vom Designer Donald Starkey entworfen. Die zeitlose Yacht verfügt über insgesamt vier Decks. Achtern befinden sich in zwei Tendergaragen zwei Custom Tender sowie vier Seadoos. Auf dem Sonnendeck befindet sich neben einem Jacuzzi auch noch viel Platz zum Sonne baden. Für einen angenehmen Aufenthalt verfügt die Superyacht über Stabilisatoren. Die auffällige blaue Rumpffarbe ist das Erkennungsmerkmal der Yacht, die meistens im Mittelmeer unterwegs ist.
Sarah ist ab einem Preis von 325.000€ pro Woche zu chartern.
Vanish ist eine 66 Meter lange Superyacht von Feadship, sie wurde im Mai 2016 an ihren Eigner ausgeliefert. Das Design wurde von Eidsgaard Design sowie dem Kooperationspartner der Feadship Werft, De Voogt Naval Architects, gemeinsam entworfen. Ehemals als Projekt 809 bekannt erreicht das Schiff eine Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 17,5 Knoten und eine Reisegeschwindigkeit von 12 Knoten, damit hat sie eine Reichweite von 5200nm. Auf der Yacht befinden sich sechs Kabinen für bis zu zwölf Gäste inklusive Eigner. Für die Gäste steht eine 17-köpfige Crew zur Verfügung. Das Exterieur hat mit den hölzernen Geländern kleine Akzente in den ansonsten weiß gehaltenen Aufbauten. Über das Interieur ist bislang nicht viel bekannt, da die Yacht ausschließlich privat benutzt werden soll. Auf dem Vordeck befindet sich ein Helipad, zudem sind Annehmlichkeiten wie eine Sauna, Jacuzzi, Fitnessraum und Stabilisatoren selbstverständlich. Nachdem Bau des Rumpfes wurde die Yacht noch während der Bauphase verkauft. Nach Spekulationen des “Superyachtfans” ist der neue Eigner Larry van Tuyl. Die erste Reise nach der Auslieferung an ihren Eigner ging nach London.
Vanish is a 66,25 meter long superyacht build by Feadship and delivered in may 2016. The design is from Eidsgaard Design as well as the Feadship cooperation studio, De Voogt Naval Architects. First known as project 809, the yacht reaches a maximum speed of 17,5 knots and cruises at 12 knots with a range of 5200nm. Aboard are six cabins for twelve guests including the owner. For a pleasent stay of the guests is a team of seventeen crew members responsible. The exterior is metallic white with wooden railings as an eyecatcher. About the interior isn’t very much known due to the fact that she is only used private. The yacht has a helipad on the foredeck and of course there are a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and stabilizers on board. During the construction phase Vanish was sold to her new owner, Larry van Tuyl, as the “superyachtfan” suspected. Her maiden voyage was from the Netherlands to the British captial city London.
Hermitage ist eine 68 Meter lange Superyacht gebaut im Jahr 2011 bei der Lürssen Werft in Rendsburg. Die Yacht hat ein schickes Exterieur Design von Espen Oeino. Die blauen Akzente lassen Hermitage sehr modern und elegant wirken. Das Interieur stammt von Andrew Winch, sowie Techtonic Design es ist jedoch nur wenig darüber bekannt. Was bekannt ist, ist das die Superyacht eine Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 15kn erreicht und für zwölf Gäste in sechs Zimmern ausgelegt ist. Im Bug befindet sich ein Jacuzzi. Zudem verfügt die Yacht über Stabilisatoren, welche das Schiff im Gleichgewicht halten.