Stella Maris represents a dramatic evolution of VSY’s two previous launches, Candyscape II and Roma. An updated version of these 62-meter (203-foot) platforms, the 2,114-gross-ton, 72-meter (237-foot) Stella Maris, designed by Espen Øino, offers more than twice the volume, along with some unconventional exterior styling and interior layout solutions.
After the Great Depression, designers “cleaned up” Art Déco. Pure lines suggesting motion and speed upstaged embellishments in architecture. The new style was known as Streamline Moderne, which perfectly defines Smeralda.
The 239’ Predator spent several months cruising after leaving Holland last spring, allowing onlookers only a few glimpses of its surprising blue hull. We caught up with the yacht at its winter base off the Spanish coast where an informative tour of this stunning vessel revealed beauty that is much more than skin deep.
Oceanco’s latest launch, the 248’ Anastasia, collected a World Yachts Trophy in Cannes last fall. Although both were built at Oceanco as steel displacement hulls with bulbous bows, the vessels, formerly known as Y-702 and Y-703 respectively, are vastly different yachts, illustrating the yard’s ability to take on a wide variety of projects and master diverse technical challenges.
John Staluppi is a name well known in yachting. In the 1980s he started Millennium Yachts with longtime friend John Rosatti. Staluppi is also recognized for yachts with unforgettable James Bond-themed names, such as Octopussy and Moonraker. He has owned quite a few boats over his lifetime—perhaps 22—but who is counting?