Making Waves: Hakvoort’s 130-foot Apostrophe Delivered
Hakvoort’s latest launch will make an appearance in Monaco after her maiden voyage through Norway, according to the yard. Apostrophe is the product of Hakvoort and U.K.-based Reymond Langton Design Ltd., both outside and in.
Making Waves: Heesen's Crazy Me Launches
A new 164-foot (50-meter) custom yacht launched from Heesen’s Oss shipyard this summer. Crazy Me bears distinctive exterior lines designed by Gary Grant and a contemporary interior by Cristiano Gatto, but the yard places a lot of credit for the design concept with the yacht’s owner.
Making Waves: Astondoa Top Deck series
Spanish shipyard Astondoa unveiled drawings for the 63 Top Deck, a dayboat with big-yacht amenities, at the 2013 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach. Luiz de Basto initially designed this versatile vessel for an owner with a young and active family.
Making Waves: Curvelle Quaranta’s First Cruise
Custom yachtbuilder Logos Marine Ltd. has launched the first 110-foot-6-inch (33.7-meter) power catamaran Quaranta, christened SuperMaran, for Curvelle. Curvelle’s founder and CEO Luuk van Zanten assembled an A-list team to bring his dream to fruition.
Making Waves: CRN's New Flagship
The launch of a new yacht is always a big event. But the launch of Chopi Chopi at CRN in Ancona, Italy, on January 12, 2013 was bigger than most. At 262 feet 3 inches and 2,400 tons, Chopi Chopi is very big, but she also is the largest yacht yet to be built by CRN, the largest yacht to be built on Italy’s Adriatic coast and one of the largest yachts launched in Italy to date.
Overmarine’s Mangusta 165: Boosting the Fun Factor
The Mangusta 165 has finally arrived in the United States. Among her assets are amazing spaces and a speed allowing her to reach the Bahamas from the Southeastern US Coast in two hours or less.
Hargrave 125 RPH: Raised Expectations
This year Hargrave Yachts took a leap by bringing to the market models designed to appeal to a new breed of owners. The Hargrave 125 with its contemporary design and all-American layout got our attention and, best of all, that of potential yacht owners.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Sunseeker 34M
With a raked hull and raised wheelhouse, the newest hull of Sunseeker’s 34m line is engineered for reliability and low maintenance. To help with this goal, Sunseeker installed a system to integrate ship’s management and monitoring with navigation and control.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Benetti Delfino 93 - Ocean Drive
Ocean Drive marks the debut of Benetti’s alluring Delfino in the United States. The Delfino is a compact megayacht with five staterooms and tons of appeal. Among her best features are a comfortable interior with great headroom and big windows, a professional bridge, a spacious sun deck and a very good demeanor at sea, to name just a few.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Azimut Grande 100
The “entry-level” model in Azimut’s megayacht line, the Azimut Grande 100 is a sporty yacht with a maximum speed of 26 knots. With exterior styling by Stefano Righini and the option of either a four- or five-cabin layout, this production yacht offers plenty of options for personalization.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Marlow Yachts 97E
This year in Fort Lauderdale, Marlow Yachts debuts Hull No. Three of the 97E series. This particular explorer features six staterooms including the main-deck master. Centered between the five lower-deck cabins is a secondary galley designed to provide guests easy access to midnight snacks.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Cerri 102 Flyingsport
The Rodriguez Group introduces the latest Cerri 102 “Flyingsport” from an Italian boutique shipyard building production yachts in composite. This particular model features a very attractive main deck with high ceilings and plenty of windows and skylights to provide a sense of space.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Hargrave 125
Defined by a sharply pointed bow and what appears to be a solid expanse of glass on the main deck, the new Hargrave 125 has a distinct personality. Four spacious staterooms including a full-beam master suite amidships and three ensuite lower-deck staterooms, provide eight guests plenty of space to relax.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Ocean Independence - Just Enough
Designed by Murray and Associates and constructed at the Florida-based Lauderdale Marine Center, Just Enough snuck into the water this year to make her Fort Lauderdale debut under Ocean Independence’s flag.
Fort Lauderdale 2012: Feadship - Gallant Lady
Built by Feadship in 2007, Gallant Lady was the first Feadship to include lightweight aircraft materials in the interior construction to ensure efficiency, lighter weight and a shallow draft suited to her owners’ intended cruising area. While the onboard systems boast numerous technologically advanced components, one of the first things you notice are the yacht’s signature windows.
Johnson 103 RPH Diamond Girl: Sleight of Hand
In a famous World War II-vintage photograph by Yousuf Karsh, Winston Churchill’s image is captured in a characteristically hulking pose, looking for all the world larger than his true height of 5’7”. By virtue of its megayacht-like posture and proportions, Johnson Yachts’ newest offering, a 103’ raised pilot house design by fellow Brit Bill Dixon, creates a comparable illusion.