The annual gathering of yacht connoisseurs came to a close in Monaco over the weekend, with the prestigious Rina Green Plus prize going to a new mega-yacht from Italian manufacturer Benetti.
The 55-meter boat, presented in a world premiere at the Monaco Yacht Show, was recognized as the year’s leading example of yacht constructors’ efforts to reduce the carbon footprints of their vessels.
The prize is awarded based on the criteria set out by Rina, a marine services company, in its Green Plus certification label, which encourages all manufacturers to produce more eco-friendly boats.
Among the innovative and green technologies aboard the Ocean Paradise is a system that reabsorbs greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit their dispersion in the marine environment. Benetti used a brand new coating on the hull of the yacht, reducing resistance in the water and thus enhancing fuel efficiency. The boat is lit with next-generation LED lights, also an optimal choice for energy efficiency.
Benetti has just unveiled the first images of the Ocean Paradise, the brand’s latest yacht, which will be presented in a world exclusive at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, which runs September 25-28.
This 55 meter-long mega yacht was assembled in the Livorno boatyard in Tuscany, where it has just been put to sea. Designed according to the specifications of the boat’s owner — a wealthy Singaporean businessman — the yacht combines high-end technology and ultra luxury design.
Automated systems handle all the settings. The interior design is based on minimalist lines, with a mix of transparent materials and openings onto the outside to let in natural light, such as the large bay windows in the living room.
The Ocean Paradise includes four guest cabins with marble bathrooms and a main suite with its own terrace at the bow on the main deck. Every detail has been carefully, luxuriously treated, such as the leather-surfaced interior of the wardrobes.
The upper deck is dedicated to a private home beach club, equipped with a solarium, a waterfall pool, a gym and a mini bar with DJ mixing tables.
One of the most important events in the super yacht calendar, The Monaco Yacht Show kicks off on September 19 and runs until September 22.
The 22nd edition of the Monaco Yacht Show is showcasing a fleet of 103 superyachts for four days, turning the Port Hercules marina into the host for some of the world’s biggest and most luxurious vessels. The latest designs and constructions will be seen by more than 28,000 visitors including industry experts. Continue reading →
The 47m Heesen superyacht Lady Petra, boasting sophisticated exterior by Omega Architects and beautiful interior by Bannenberg & Rowell, was launched on Saturday, April 28.
This wonderful vessel offers luxurious Owner´s suite situated on the upper deck, with the guest cabins located on the lower deck, providing the Owners with full privacy while aboard. Continue reading →
At the 2012 Dubai show, Feadship will showcase the latest Feadship Future Concept called Qi (scale model only) which was unveiled at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show.
The 56 meter (183.75 ft) concept yacht is named after the Asian concept for the life force that’s presumed to surround and flow through all creation.
Feadship luxury motor yacht Qi has four guest suites on the lower deck, each with a private terrace. The main deck lounge can be converted into a cinema with a 180-degree screen, an entertainment/party space or a seating area for relaxation. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →