If I had to pick an office from which to work, the one on board the new Outer Reef Deluxbridge 720, Creative Edge, would be an easy choice. Most of us need an office aboard because even if we aren’t running a day-to-day business, there are personal affairs to keep in order. But on-board offices are too often cobbled together from a shared dressing table in a dark corner.
Even at first glance, it is clear that J’Ade represents a great achievement and a step forward for both the CRN shipyard and its long-standing collaborator, Zuccon International Project. Striking exterior lines and refined interiors highlighted with delicate jade-green details conceal many sophisticated engineering elements, such as a lateral, floodable garage containing a Riva Iseo 27.
The new 80 is the latest in a very long line, and pretty much everything about it speaks of the shipyard’s expertise in balancing the realities of production-line economics with customers’ expectations of a bespoke finish. So things like the hardtop and hot tub are optional extras, along with the stabilizer system—you can have CMC fins or Seakeepers—and as for the engines, there’s a choice of just two.
Mondo Marine’s 134-foot (40.8-meter) Nameless splashed this past summer. The builder handled the naval architecture in-house, with exterior styling by Cor D. Rover and interior design by Luca Dini. Rover’s inspiration was the owner’s sports cars.
Built in Sanlorenzo’s Massa Carrara shipyard, the 151-foot (46-meter) Starling launched this past summer. The fifth hull in the 46 Steel line, Starling is a five-deck steel displacement yacht with an aluminum superstructure and a 3,500-nautical-mile range.
Penned by Guido de Groot Design and Ginton Naval Architects, the first hull of Mulder’s 75 Wheelhouse series has launched from the builder’s new shipyard in Zoeterwoude-Rijndijk, the Netherlands. Featuring an interior by Kitty van der Kamp Design, this 76-footer (23.1-meter) can accommodate 10 guests in four staterooms and a 215-square-foot (20-square-meter) master suite.
More than 400 guests attended the May christening of Amels’ Limited Edition 180 at the shipyard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The yacht, now known as Engelberg, has an exterior design by Tim Heywood, naval architecture by the in-house team at Amels and interior design by Enea Landscape Architecture.
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.
Ferretti engineers certainly started right by establishing clear design goals for the 960 from the very beginning. The most basic one was to create a yacht small enough to be classed by CE as a pleasure boat, meaning a crew would not be mandated, yet offer features that would allow it to compete with vessels larger than 100 feet.