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Construction update on CdM Flexplorer AURELIA 29

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Expedition yacht AURELIA 29 is currently under construction and is on schedule for delivery in 2020.
'Currently under construction, the 39.4m explorer yacht AURELIA 29 is the first model of the Cantiere delle Marche ‘s Flexplorer line. She will now undergoing the outfitting stage and is on track for delivery in 2020.  Aurelia 29 under construction With masculine exterior lines penned by Hydro Tec , AURELIA 29 is being built from steel and aluminium with prolonged aft deck where bulwarks can be folded down. The A Frame crane is installed aft to deploy a tender with a total weight of up to 2,500kg. With a beam of 8.5m, AURELIA 29 provides luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests across five cabins. The crew quarters accommodate a total of three crew members. Some of the yachts notable features include a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, gymnasium and several seating and lounge areas. She is powered by two CAT C32 1600-1800 engines, which generate a top speed of 14 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots. MORE INFO AND IMAGES OF AURELIA 29'

‘8 days for the price of 7’ charter special aboard 50m Aspen Alternative in New England

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Cruise the waters of New England this summer and enjoy 8 days for the price of 7 aboard the 50m Trinity motor yacht ASPEN ALTERNATIVE. Launched in 2010 and refitted in 2016, she features sumptuous interiors by Sylvie Charest. Accommodation is over 5
'Cruise the waters of New England this summer and enjoy 8 days for the price of 7 aboard the 50m Trinity motor yacht ASPEN ALTERNATIVE . Launched in 2010 and refitted in 2016, she features sumptuous interiors by Sylvie Charest. Accommodation is over 5 cabins, for up to 10 charter guests. Motor yacht Aspen Alternative Her interior décor is welcoming and contemporary, using neutral fabrics, paired with timeless woods and custom finishes. A generous salon and dining on the main level offer a comfortable lounge aft and formal dining forward. saloon Space leads onto a starboard side foyer, which connects to the on-deck master stateroom, with full beam layout, private lounge and large ensuite. Her sky lounge boasts a social atmosphere, where guests can sit back and relax, play at the games table and sip refreshing cocktails from the bar. Master stateroom Further accommodation on the lower deck comprises 1 VIP, 2 double and a twin cabin. M/Y ASPEN ALTERNATIVE is well-appointed for luxury charters and the outdoor lifestyle that the East Coast of the United States has to offer. A shaded aft deck offers seating, direct access to the extended swim platform and sits adjacent to the salon. Her upper aft deck features additional seating and an alfresco dining table. The yacht’s sundeck impresses, complete with dining, sunning, a jacuzzi and a full-service wet bar. Sunbathing area and Jacuzzi Highlights ~ Two spacious salons ~ On deck master suite ~ Great assortment of amenities ~ Three exterior decks ~ Two alfresco dining options ~ Jacuzzi ~ Zero speed stabilizers ~ Wifi Continue for more info and images about ASPEN ALTERNATIVE…'

70m Classic Motor yacht SHERAKHAN Reviewed

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From shipbuilders Vuyk en Zonen comes 70m/228.6ft luxury yacht SHERAKHAN, a memorable contemporary vessel that received a comprehensive refit in 2018.
'Built-in 2005 and given a thorough refit in 2018 that saw her returned to ‘as new’, luxury yacht SHERAKHAN is the perfect vessel for hosting a memorable get-together and is capable of accommodating up to 130 guests at dock-side events and 28 while cruising. The accommodation sleeps 26 in 13 stately, cavernous en-suite cabins and there is a crew of 19 to ensure that everything runs smoothly, whatever the occasion. Luxurious motor yacht SHERAKHAN is excellent for large groups and events Pamper the group over the festive period with the impressive spa and massage room and large sundeck Jacuzzi where they can soak up the sunshine while enjoying refreshing cocktails from the nearby bar. There is an abundance of dining options onboard, form the more casual alfresco affair to a more formal event in the two-tier dining room and salon, which has an attached bar and stage for live entertainment from the grand piano or such a hired group as a string quartet. There is also a DJ setup on board with lighting and sound systems ready for connection. A fantastic swimming pool on board In addition to the above amenities, there is an extensive collection of water toys on board, including laser sail boats, Waverunners and an 8m/26ft waterslide. For a more comprehensive review of the onboard amenities and the beautiful Caribbean & Bahamas destinations to explore on a winter luxury yacht charter, or to plan your next summer vacation in the Mediterranean , click here: SHERAKHAN FULL REVIEW   Winter Special 2019: Amongst the most prestigious and contemporary luxury yachts available on the charter market, SHERAKHAN from shipyard Vuyk en Zonen, is currently offering a winter rate of $425,000 USD per week (plus expenses) with free delivery throughout the Caribbean basin.'

First images of Superyacht C2 after refit

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View the first images of the 78m Abeking and Rasmussen superyacht C2 after the refit..
'The 78.43 (257’4″) superyacht C2 has undergone a refit at Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard. Looking refreshed and elegant, she was spotted by DrDuu while leaving the shipyard today.  Motor yacht CA before and after the refit. Photo credit DrDuu C2 was originally launched in 2008 with timeless exterior design and sophisticated interiors providing fantastic spaces for relaxation and entertainment designed by Reymond Langton Design. Motor yacht C2 after refit. Photo credit DrDuu Abeking & Rasmussen superyacht C2 can accommodate up to 14 guests in six cabins. C2 captured after the refit. Photo credit DrDuu Powered by two Caterpillar 3516 DITA engines of 1998hp each, she can reach a top speed of 16 knots and cruises comfortably at 14 knots. MORE INFO AND DETAILS OF C2'

Fastnet 2019: The entries that prove this is more than just a yacht race

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'Whether its raising money for charity or giving opportunities to disadvantages youths, several 2019 Fastnet Race entries have a bigger purpose besides the race to the Rock Crewmembers from Greig City Academy's Project Scaramouche celebrating round the Rock Among the 300-plus boats in next month’s record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race fleet, many of the 3,000 crew members are competing to fulfil a personal challenge or to tick the world’s largest offshore race off their ‘bucket list’, but several crews are also using the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s premier event to convey a special message, or support a chosen charity.In the last Fastnet Race, the inner-city school children from the Greig City Academy in the London borough of Haringey won deserved praise for their campaign on board the old Admiral’s Cupper Scaramouche . Such was the respect for this, that among their accolades the team won the RYA Award for Endeavour while helmsman Montel Fagan-Jordan was voted 2017 YJA Young Sailor of the Year . This year the average age of the next generation of Greig City Academy students racing Scaramouche  is even lower, the youngest being 13-year-old Kai Hockley.Article continues below… \t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t Top female skippers to watch in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race  \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t The entry list for the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race is shaping up to be just over 10% women sailors.While… \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t Fastnet 2019: Why the course record could be smashed this year \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t With at least two Ultimes set to take on the Fastnet course this year, Loick Peyron’s 2011 course record could… \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t “The new crew is a step ahead of the 2017 crew – they have taken a much bigger role on our yachts,” says Greig City Academy’s Jon Holt, who set up and runs their pioneering sailing program. “The key players are Azat Utulas and Seun Williams, both from disadvantaged backgrounds, but key leaders of our students.” Among those joining them will be Christopher-Joel Fredrick and Jaydon Owusu, both 14, who have had their school lives transformed for the better by sailing, says Holt.A similar message of diversity is being shared by the French Libertalia – Team Jolokia who are campaigning the Laurie Davidson-designed former Djuice Dragons VO60 in what will be their third Fastnet.The aim of the campaign is to represent on board the full range of differences prevalent throughout society.Sam Davies’ IMOCA 60 Initiatives Coeur raises awareness and money for Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, a humanitarian organisation that helps children suffering from heart defects.Photo: Initiatives Coeur Twelve crew are chosen from a squad of 20, who, “in addition to their potential or their skills, can enrich the team experience,” explains Marion Pennaneac’h, the team’s project manager. “Whether beginner or certified skipper, disabled person, female senior citizen or foreign national, everyone has the chance to embark on this great human adventure.” Several boats are supporting charities.The most high profile is Sam Davies’ Initiatives Coeur , which uses IMOCA 60 races as the vehicle to raise awareness and money for Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, a humanitarian organisation that helps children suffering from heart defects.Their ‘1 click, 1 heart’ campaign involves the companies Initiatives, K.Line and Vinci Energies donating 1€ whenever the Initiatives Coeur Facebook page attracts an extra fan.New to the race this year is the charity Ausome, which is providing nine autistic people the opportunity to compete on board Ausome-Lyra of London , a Swan 431 on loan from Miles Delap.The nine will include both experienced yacht sailors and relative novices.The charity Ausome embarked on the epic challenge of giving a crew of autistic people the opportunity to take part in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.They will compete on the Swan 431 Ausome-Lyra of London . Photo: Ausome The 22-year-old founder and a trustee of Ausome, Lottie Harland, who is herself autistic, will be skipper.Harland explains: “After a difficult childhood of being bullied through school for being ‘different’, it was sailing that built my confidence and self-esteem and helped me to develop the life and social skills to become an independent and successful young adult. “I am incredibly grateful to all the organisations and individuals that recognise the huge difficulties autistic people face in making their way in the world and who are helping us so generously to give this crew a chance to show what they can achieve. “I know each of our team will take something different away from the challenge and we will do all we can to support them in reaching their own personal goals.” At the time of writing, the Ausome Fastnet campaign had raised 69% of its £15,000 target.Similarly Northumberland-based retired haematologist Jonathan Wallis and his partner Pippa, a retired GP are returning for their second crack at the race.This time though they are racing in aid of the patient forum for Myeloproliferative Neoplasm , a form of blood cancer.Aboard Sheevra , their 1969 vintage Swan 36, they won their class in last year’s Yachting Monthly Triangle Race as well as class in the JOG offshore series.For these five yachts, the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race will have an impact that can resonate far beyond the sport of sailing. . The post Fastnet 2019: The entries that prove this is more than just a yacht race appeared first on Yachting World .'

Tennis star Rafael Nadal commissions 80 Sunreef Power luxury catamaran

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International tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has commissioned an 80 SUNREEF POWER motor catamaran from Sunreef Yachts, due for delivery in 2020.
'International tennis superstar Rafael Nadal has commissioned an 80 SUNREEF POWER motor catamaran from Sunreef Yachts . Sunreef 80 Power catamaran yacht The soon-to-be Owner has chartered catamarans from the shipyard in the past and has selected the latest motor yacht model for the broad beam and stability that it provides. Constructed from carbon composite, concept images for the hull show a gloss finish on a steel grey hull and a silvery superstructure. The high-quality furnishings are designed to be multi-functional and adapt to guest usage, one example being a sofa/sunbed on the main deck aft that can move from an aft-facing position to a forward-facing one. Rafael Nadal and Francis Lapp of Sunreef Yachts A jet ski is cleverly concealed within the fold-down storage between the two hulls, and up,  on the sundeck, a waterfall near the stern feeds a large circular Jacuzzi that is surrounded by a bar with beautiful back-lighting. The sunroof opens up so that diners and loungers on the corner sofas can enjoy the sunshine or views of the starry night skies. Sunbathing spots are also in abundance, with broad and deep sunbeds covering the stern and the foredeck area in front of the helm station. The high-quality interiors make use of extensive glazing for 360-degree views and plenty of natural lighting. An elegant seating area is placed to port with the formal dining area to starboard and the helm controls forward. The centre of the ceiling mimics the stars in the sky and the various lighting throughout the room can be reduced to create the perfect ambience. Sunreef Yachts has created multiple layouts for the 80 SUNREEF POWER , placing the galley or Master suite alternatively in the port-side hull or on the main deck. One of the layouts also allows for a forward and aft lounge for guests who want to spend time on separate hobbies. The fully customised 80 SUNREEF POWER luxury catamaran for Rafael Nadal will be ready for delivery in 2020 and will ensure that he and his guests have the latest comforts right at their fingertips while cruising in the Balearic Islands and beyond. The first 80 Sunreef Power catamaran will debut in September 2019 at the Cannes Yachting Festival .'

A fantastic concept by Salt & Water for Far East cruising in luxury along the Mekong River

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Salt & Water has created a new contemporary interior concept in collaboration with Vahali Shipyard, designed for European travellers along the Mekong River.
'Salt & Water design studio has created a new interior concept for a 56m/183.7ft luxury cruiser by Vahali Shipyard for European tourists to explore the Mekong River in style. Fantastic upper deck Spanning four decks, the decor pays homage to the region’s architectural heritage in the choice of textures, materials and geometry. The large windows are designed to frame nature, and the indoor planters give guests an up-close connection to nature while cruising to the next idyllic location. Dining area/Restaurant Saloon The interior layout features a two-tier reception hall with a reception desk, symmetrical staircases and plenty of vegetation flowing down from the top floor. In the guest cabins, dark wood and rattan are used and the predominantly beige and white colour scheme is joined by accents in red and blue. Practicality is also infused into the design, and there is plenty of storage for luggage as well as charging ports for electronic devices. A massage room and gym are located in the stern for easy guest access from the cabins. Entrance Foyer Outside, the upper deck features a swimming pool, bar, lounge, meeting area and sunbathing space. The bow has a cafe and restaurant, with seating arrangements for group gatherings or for guests to sit on their own and take in the tranquillity of the surroundings. A private sectioned off area allows for a group to savour an exclusive menu prepared by the professional onboard chef. Cabin with fantastic views Cabin The Far East and South East Asia are increasing in popularity as luxury yacht charter grounds and for luxury cruises.  Cabin bathroom Massage room AQUA NERA and AQUA MEKONG river cruisers are only two of the examples of these fantastic vessels to explore the Mekong River.  To find out more information on the region, available motor yachts and sailing yachts as well as current offers, please contact CharterWorld .'

Ferretti delivers 28.5m motor yacht L’Opera

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L'Opera, the latest yacht launched by Ferretti, has been delivered to her owners.
'The latest unit from the successful Ferretti 920 series, motor yacht yacht L’OPERA has been delivered to her owners. Ferretti 920 delivered to her owner At 28.5m/93’6″ she features a flybridge which stands out due to the yacht’s wide body concept designed by the Ferretti Group’s Product Strategy Committee and Engineering Departmenet in bollaboration with Zuccon International Project. The sundeck is sheltered by the hardtop, which is ideal on a hot summer day crusing in the waters of the Mediterranean . Another excellent outdoor spot is located on the bow where guests can relax and enjoy the views of the surroundings. Located aft, the beach club is created by unfolding a large swim platform when a tender is released. Ferretti 920 L’OPERA delivered to her owner Accommodation is offered for a total of eight guests. The layout includes two full beacm master cabins, one VIP cabin and one twin which can be transformed into a double cabin. Five crew are accommodated in the crew quarters. Powered by two 948HP MTU diesel engines, motor yacht L’OPERA can reach a maximum speed of 26 knots and a cruising speed of 20 knots. Stability and comfort are provided at all times, thanks to the fin and gyro stabilisers. MORE INFO AND IMAGES OF L’OPERA'

Converted 91m luxury yacht VOYAGER leaves Diana Cut in Florida to return to the seas

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Explorer yacht VOYAGER (ex.DANAH VOYAGER) has finished a comprehensive three-year refit that has seen her extended from 61m/200ft to 91m/295ft - the largest-ever conversion project to be undertaken in the USA.
'After three years and an extensive conversion from 61m/200ft to 91m/295ft, luxury yacht VOYAGER (ex.DANAH VOYAGER, HOS TRADER, CANDY TRADER) is ready to return to the seas. VOYAGER mega yacht – Photo © Kirilloff and Associates Built and launched in 1997 by US shipyard Swiftships as M/Y CANDY TRADER, she became HOS TRADER in 2003 and changed the use to become an offshore supply ship. Returning to life as a luxury yacht, work first began on lengthening her hull back in 2015 before she entered her three-year conversion in April 2016. Kirilloff and Associates were involved as the initial conversion concept formed, and exterior styling was penned by Rafael Ochoa in collaboration with Kirilloff & Associates as well as the Owner. Voyager Maritime Alliance Group (VMAG) oversaw the project – the largest in their 30-year history. She is now the largest ever conversion project to take place in the United States and now sports a larger swim platform and a helipad, produced by Gulf Islands Shipyards in Houma, Louisiana during the early stages before the hull was shipped to Fort Lauderdale in Florida where she was fitted out at Dania Cut. Work included the installation of new generators and the re-powering of systems. 91m VOYAGER superyacht post-conversion – Photo © Kirilloff and Associates The bridge is installed with a customised touch-screen console manufactured by Radio Zeeland from a design by VMAG, and multiple screens have glass insert panels to assist with viewing from different angles. Multiple external systems, including security cameras, radar and fuel usage, use a glass-touch switch. Spanning five interior decks, the expedition yacht has extensive guest and crew areas – the latter providing for 70 – which are purportedly completed respectively by two separate contractors. In addition to practical facilities such as multiple galleys and pantries, E/Y VOYAGER also has masses of storage space for tenders and toys, a dive room, spa massage room and numerous media rooms on board – perfect for indoor entertaining in colder climes. MORE ABOUT ‘VOYAGER’ …'