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Ferretti Group’s CRN Yachts delivers the M/Y Cloud 9 to the Mediterranean

M/Y Cloud 9

Now cruising in the Mediterranean, the 74-metre M/Y Cloud 9 was recently successfully delivered by CRN yachts — part of the Ferretti group — to the Ancona-based shipyard’s marina. A bespoke custom steel and aluminium vessel, the M/Y Cloud 9 is a collaboration between CRN Shipyard, Zuccon International Project and Winch Designs. The yacht is the shipyard’s second largest to date, after the 80-metre Chopi-Chopi, and has a maximum speed of 16.5 knots.

Launched on January 21, the CRN’s 74-metre length is impressive to the eye. More that 10,000 square feet of living space awaits passengers, spread out over five decks. A spacious alfresco area sits just in front of the master suite as a perfect intimate lounge area. This megayacht will surely make guests feel like they are on cloud nine: a beach club with an extendable platform, gym and barbecue are just a handful of the amenities onboard.

On charter, the yacht sleeps up to 12 guests in eight rooms, including the master suite, one VIP stateroom, four double cabins and two twin cabins. It can hold up to 16 guests on a private cruise. The Cloud 9 can carry up to 22 crew members on board to ensure a comfortable luxury yacht experience for all guests.

Boasting clean, sleek lines, this expansive yacht proves the strong design prowess of all firms involved. Providing only the top quality results, Italian shipbuilder CRN is continuously dedicated to the construction of fully custom, steel and aluminium yachts.

Burgess Yachts will represent the 74-metre Cloud 9 for charter in the Mediterranean this summer as worldwide central agents.

For more information, do visit CRN and Ferretti.

Megayacht Concept by Hareide Design

In case you didn’t already know, we love a megayacht that combines luxury and functionality. So when we heard about this new 108-meter hybrid mega yacht concept by Hareide Design, it got our attention for several reasons. The Norwegian company based the six-story (yes, six) design on a classic 108-meter mono hull design.

Entertainment Space

Entertainment Space

The perfect mobile home for a billionaire, it will feature a spacious outdoor deck that has an infinity pool with a garden. If the renderings are any indication, the megayacht will also be fitted with a second infinity pool at on the upper deck. It also boasts a ‘hole’ in the hull of the yacht, where lavish parties can be thrown. With its very own helipad, there is little need for the mega yacht to be docked near a marina to allow passengers to board.

Shallow Pool

Shallow Pool

The back of the mega yacht features a unique design that, when built, will have a covered sitting area with sun loungers along with a shallow pool. The pool dips into the ocean, making for an interesting entertainment area on the mega yacht. Should the design ever become a reality, it will hold the record as the largest megayacht — until another ambitious plan comes to life. To provide power and lighting for entertainment, the mega yacht will also be fitted with 3,000 square feet of high-efficiency solar panels and a diesel-electric propulsion system.

This story is also available in Bahasa Indonesia. Read it here: Megayacht Konsep Oleh Hareide Design

Ottantacinque

Pininfarina-designed mega yacht makes its Monaco debut

Ottantacinque

The Ottantacinque is 85 meters long, weighs 2460 tons, boasts 5 decks and 2 swimming pools, yet, still manages to blend form and function.

Unveiled on Wednesday at the Monaco Yacht Show, the Ottantacinque is a partnership between Pininfarina, the styling studio famed for its work with Ferrari, and leading Italian mega-yacht maker Fincantieri.

“We already are among one of the few mega-yacht builders managing all the business activities, from sales to the product life cycle,” said Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri. “Now, thanks to this stunning project, resulting from the partnership with Pininfarina…we are a real Italian point of reference in a market that, as all luxury niches, highly demands the capacities and taste of our country.”

Ottantacinque interior

And the attention to detail and the craft’s wholesale embrace of the latest technologies will definitely reinforce Italy’s standing within the industry.

For instance, the Ottantacinque’s main deck boasts twin swimming pools that have been raised so that they’re level with the side bulwark.

This means that those bathing or reclining on sun chairs next to the pool can be sure of an unobstructed sea view. What’s more, the pools’ depth can be adjusted — deeper for serious swimming or completely flat so that the pools become a single 160m platform for hosting parties.

Ottantacinque pool

For Pininfarina, the project was all about the technology of beauty and distilling its understanding of the super rich in a way where simplicity and cleanliness always trumps complication and obvious design.

“The result is a sculptural floating home with elegant and dynamic areas, where style meets function, aerodynamics, on-board comfort, ergonomics. Every detail is designed to harmonize with the aesthetic theme of the yacht,” said Paolo Pininfarina, Chairman of the Pininfarina Group.

Ottantacinque deck

Octopus Megayacht Maldives

Microsoft Co-founder Paul Allen Holidays in Maldives

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen spent the New Year holidays onboard his luxury yacht “Octopus” which sailed to the Maldives and was anchored in Addu Atoll.

Octopus Megayacht Maldives

While his private jet landed in Gan International Airport, he was flown to his private luxury yacht via helicopter. The Octopus, built by Lürssen in 2003, is currently ranked as the world’s 12th largest yacht, just behind the Emir of Qatar’s 436-ft. Al Mirqab.

The Octopus, designed by the famed Espen Oeino, features two helicopters, two submarines, seven tenders, a swimming pool and a basketball court.

Paul Allen has recently snagged the biggest berth at the upcoming London Olympics for the Octopus.

megayacht Yas

Superyacht Yas launched by ADM Shipyards

megayacht Yas

Abu Dhabi’s ADM Shipyards has just launched the 462.5 ft. megayacht Yas, which now ranks as the world’s 6th largest.

The yacht, whose design was adapted from a UAE Navy frigate, is rumored to have been commissioned by a member of an Arabic royal family.

The vessel features luxurious accommodations for up to 60 guests along with 56 crew and is capable of an impressive 26 knots maximum speed thanks to her military pedigree. Yas’ cruising speed is 20 knots with a transoceanic range.
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Queen of England megayacht

The Daily Mail Designs the Queen’s Next Yacht

Queen of England megayacht

A campaign, in the London Daily Mail, is afoot to build a new megayacht for the Queen of England and the British Royal Family .

Their previous vessel, the 412 ft. Royal Brittania built in 1953, was retired in 1997.

Codenamed FSP21 (Future Ship Project 21st Century), the 515-ft. vessel would be the third largest in the world, after those of Roman Abramovich and the ruler of Dubai.
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Octopus Yacht

Superyachts sailing to London Olympics

Octopus Yacht

With only nine months to go until the 2012 Olympics in London, the jockeying for position among megayacht owners is well underway.

Berths for about 30 yachts are being prepared around London’s waterways for the big event, but most of them will only accommodate smaller vessels.

Several more are expected to visit though they won’t all be in town at the same time.
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Genoa International Boat Show Italy

Genoa International Boat Show 2011

Genoa International Boat Show Italy

Genoa is one of the largest boat shows of the year, with thousands of boats and a full program of ‘fringe’ events to ensure it caters for every nautical fan in town.

Some 450 debuts from the world’s biggest shipyards are expected for this 51st edition, spread over three pavilions and two marinas.

The largest flagship of this year’s show will be the CBI 50 ‘Alfos’, a 50 meter yacht, although there will be a dedicated mega-yacht area which is expected to boast some 30 boats with sizes up to 50 meters.
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yacht Vava II

Kirsty Bertarelli’s new Megayacht

yacht Vava II

Kirsty Bertarelli, the richest woman in Britain and her husband Ernesto have bought the biggest motor yacht ever built in the UK, the 315-ft. foot Vava II.

The $160 million megayacht, which now ranks as the 33rd largest in the world, was built by Devonport Yachts in Plymouth and boasts luxury interiors, a helicopter landing pad, lavish guest cabins and four tenders.

Kirsty is a former Miss UK, while her husband is a Swiss pharmaceuticals magnate who has won the America’s Cup twice with his yacht Alinghi and is worth a reputed $10 billion, making him the 81st richest man in the world and the fifth richest in the UK.
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Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

Prince Al Waleed takes Abramovich’s parking spot

Superyacht Eclipse Antibes

A Saudi sheikh left Roman Abramovich stranded at sea this week after taking the last megayacht berth at the so-called “Millionaire’s Quay” in Cap d’Antibes.

The Russian oligarch had wanted to moor his massive $800 million, 533-ft. yacht Eclipse, at the famed dock but arrived to find the only available spot had just been snatched by Saudi Arabian royal Prince Aziz al Saud.

According to Dailymail, the last space in Europe’s biggest yachting harbour simply wasn’t big enough for the two superyachts.
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Eclipse world largest private yacht

Abramovich’s Eclipse Available for Charter

Eclipse world largest private yacht

Six months after he finally took delivery of the Eclipse, the world’s largest yacht, Roman Abramovich is offering it up for charter at a rate of $2 million per week.

The 538-ft. Blohm + Voss behemoth is available via ultra-exclusive brokerage SuperYachtsMonaco, and is the world’s most expensive yacht charter by far.

The yacht, which has space for 30 guests and 75 crew, reportedly features a military-grade missile defense system, armor plating, bulletproof windows, three helipads, two swimming pools and a wellness center, among other luxe amenities.
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Steven Spielberg yacht

Steven Spielberg’s Megayacht Available for Charter

Steven Spielberg yacht

Steven Spielberg is offering his new $200 million megayacht as the world’s most expensive yacht charter at an eye-popping rate of $1.3 million per week.

Built by Dutch shipyard Oceanco, the ultra-luxe craft features an elegant and tasteful interior design scheme by Nuvolari & Lenard.

Its most striking feature is an infinity pool with a 15-foot glass wall that doubles as a movie screen so you can watch your latest production while swimming.
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MegaYacht Senses

Larry Page Buys $45 Million Luxury Superyacht

MegaYacht Senses

Google’s billionaire cofounder Larry Page just bought a $45 million superyacht called Senses from a New Zealand business man named Sir Douglas Myers.

The stylish 194-ft. expedition superyacht was designed by Kusch Yachts and built back in 1999 at Germany’s Schweers yard with a refit in 2010.

The superyacht features interiors by design genius Philippe Starck with accommodation for 10 guests and 14 crew over six decks.
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Roman Abramovich superyacht Eclipse

The Eclipse Is Ready to Take Abramovich Out at Sea

Roman Abramovich superyacht Eclipse

After a year-long delay, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich finally took delivery of the world’s largest and most expensive yacht, the Eclipse.

The “gigayacht” measures anywhere from 533 ft. to 557 ft. (depending on reports), and is the world’s largest privately owned yacht.

The cost of the behemoth has also been variously reported as $500 million – $1 billion. It is the world’s most expensive private yacht either.
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Most Expensive Yacht Charter

When it comes to the world’s most expensive yacht charters, it’s hard to top Camper & Nicholsons‘ superyacht Moonlight II (ex Alysia).

At $900,000 per week she costs more for seven days at sea than most yachts pull down for a whole month.

At 85.3 metres she also ranks as one of the world’s largest charter yachts, with a steel hull and superstructure with aluminum deckhouses.
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beluga yacht

The Beluga: Emperor of the Seven Seas

The Aviation and Superyacht division of Pure-Sang, in cooperation with Glass-Deco International, introduced its latest luxury vehicle.

“The Beluga: Emperor of the Seven Seas” earned the title of “Best New Super Yacht Concept” at last month’s Monaco boat show 2010.

The Beluga’s transparancy creates an exeptional loft-feeling, with all the luxury of a hotel. The routing in the boat tooks is inspiration from the fairytales of Moby- Dick & Pinochio.
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Blohm + Voss retro 111M motor yacht

The team of Blohm + Voss is developing the B+V 111 MY/ Vintage, which at 111 metres (364’) will qualify as one of the 20 largest yachts in the world.

The project is a nod to Blohm + Voss’s 130 year history and draws from their renowned archives.

B+V 111 MY/ Vintage links classical hull lines of yachts of the 1930’s, funnels and all, with state of the art equipment and manufacturing techniques.
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Luxury yachts fly the green flag

Luxury yachts that whisk their millionaire owners or charter guests to the world’s top beauty spots, guzzling gallons of fuel on the way, have long scraped the bottom of the green league tables.

But as superyachts converged on the Riviera for this year’s 20th Monaco Yacht Show, a small but determined minority were flying the green flag as the ever expanding fleet of mega yachts seeks to reduce its carbon footprint.

Paolo Moretti, who heads the yachting division of Italy’s ship certification body RINA, told AFP interest in environmental topics has spiked in the yachting sector over the last five years.

Luxury yachts have big budgets but owners now not only want to excel in terms of comfort and luxury but also in environmental sustainability,” he said.
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