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The Matching pair Bugatti Chiron Supercar and Super Yatcht.

0 (1)There’s now a yacht to match your Bugatti Chiron supercar.

Bugatti teamed up with yacht designer Palmer Johnson to create the Bugatti Niniette 66, a limited-edition sport yacht inspired by the Bugatti Chiron.

The Chiron is a stunning, $2.6 million sports car with a massive amount of power (1,500 hp, to be exact) that can reach a top speed of 261 mph.

Bugatti has been working with Palmer Johnson on the yacht project since 2015. Bugatti said potential buyers expressed interest after seeing the renderings, but asked for a closer connection to the Chiron that made its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. It should come as no surprise that Bugatti owners were among the prospective buyers.

Now Bugatti and Palmer Johnson have unveiled the results of their collaboration — a luxury sports yacht that doesn’t skimp on power.

 

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THE BUGATTI NINIETTE IS A 66-FOOT-LONG LUXURY YACHT MADE OF CARBON FIBER COMPOSITE SO IT CAN REALLY MOVE. BUGATTI SAID THE YACHT CAN REACH A TOP SPEED OF 44 KNOTS.

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THE SPACIOUS OPEN DECK COMES WITH LEATHER SEATS AND FEATURES NATURALLY BLUE MORTA OAK WOOD.

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THE LOWER DECK COMES WITH A CHAMPAGNE BAR, SUN PAD, AND PLENTY OF OPEN SEATS.

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THE LOWER DECK ALSO COMES WITH A PRIVATE JACUZZI…

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… AND FIRE PIT!

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THE FIRE PIT SITS SMACK IN THE CENTER WHILE THE JACUZZI PROVIDES A NICE VIEW OF THE WATER.

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RATHER THAN SPLITTING THE INTERIOR BELOW THE LOWER DECK INTO MULTIPLE CABINS, BUGATTI OPTED FOR A MASSIVE, SPACIOUS SALON WITH A COUCH AND FLAT SCREEN TV.

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A KING-SIZED BED SITS ADJACENT TO THE SALON.

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BUT THERE’S ALSO A MASSIVE COUCH IF YOU WANT TO SLEEP MORE PEOPLE.

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DELIVERIES OF THE LIMITED-EDITION YACHT WILL BEGIN MARCH 2018. BUGATTI DECLINED TO DISCLOSE THE PRICE OF THE YACHT.

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Meet L’Amage: The 190-Metre Superyacht Concept

We’re used to seeing some monster, envelope-pushing concepts from superyacht designers, but the 190-metre L’Amage is one of the largest we’ve ever seen. With an LOA that would make it by far the biggest superyacht ever built, the concept is the work of Hamid Bekradi of HBD Studios Yacht Styling in Milan. The project was developed with Christoph Kuhnert from the Yacht Naval Architects in Hamburg to ensure the project has what the design house calls “concept plausibility and technical feasibility”.

Key features of the exterior design of L’Amage are the inverted bow and the raised helideck forward, with two aerodynamic ‘wings’ either side. There are, of course, vast amounts of deck space for the guests to explore, including a main-deck infinity pool. A mezzanine deck below this includes a cozy balcony area with a fireplace. Three levels up from the main deck, the side decks converge into a circular balcony to create an observation deck.

Technological innovations include Codag propulsion (two diesels and two gas turbines), which will generate a projected 95,000hp and deliver a top speed of 32 knots. The yacht is expected to have a 6,000 nautical mile range at a sensible cruising speed. L’Amage will also incorporate Kymeta’s flat-panel satellite technology, which gets rid of satellite domes on top of the yacht, replacing them with flat receiver panels that can be installed behind the exterior walls of the superstructure. This frees up a significant amount of space on the sundeck, which has been used to create a rooftop lounge with a bar and sitting area, a dance floor and an infinity pool.

“This project was a challenge to see how far we can take the exterior styling of a superyacht towards a modern and futuristic look, which is still feasible based on today’s available technologies,” says Hamid Bekradi. “My background is in car design, so in this project I applied a similar approach to that of the show car.” HBD Studios is working on a 75-metre explorer-version of L’Amage for a client. “It will have the same exterior styling elements of L’Amage 190 with a modern and minimalist-style interiors,” the studio says.

The Ravishing Beautiful Superyacht Okto is the first GT yacht

 

The superyacht Okto is the first GT yacht developed by the Italian shipyard ISA. This impressive vessel offers a rare elegance that promises a relaxing cruise.Rarely do we come across new yachts that push the limits in our industry; true game changers, pioneers, class leaders. This is exactly what ISA Yachts has achieved with their largest build to date, the stunningly sleek 66 metre superyacht Okto. Dressed in an ultra-cool black hull and deep silver superstructure, Okto has been roaming the seas as the epitome of style and luxury in her class since her delivery in July 2014.

For the Italian shipyard ISA Yachts, build quality has always been at the top of their priorities list. Their exclusive build schedule allowed for intensive man hours dedicated to finishing each yacht far above industry standards. The yard’s first 66 metre Granturismo project however has taken this philosophy a step further. Built for an experienced yachtsman and engineered by the skilled team at BMT Nigel Gee, once on board Okto, it becomes clear that this yacht is not only captivating to look at, but holds so much more than what meets the eye.

It is Andrea Vallicelli’s athletic and almost race car-like exterior that first grabs the attention. From the knife-blade bow running aft to the sleek sloping superstructure and down to the 6.5m x 4.7m pool on main deck aft, the French studio brilliantly realised the owner’s vision of a simple yet dynamic appearance. The use of curved shapes and slanted styling lines creates a sense of flow throughout the exterior guest areas and adds to the functional layout of the deck spaces that effortlessly flows into the lavish interior created by the late Alberto Pinto.

On bridge deck guests are offered a total of 80 square metres where options range from sunbathing, lazy lunches in the shade or, once the deck furniture has been rearranged, elegant evening entertaining with family and friends. This deck has been fitted with an advanced stereo system developed by Videoworks that creates the perfect environment for dancing the night away with a spectacular view in the background.

One deck above, a secluded sundeck area has been created without interrupting the sleek image of the yacht, and unless viewed from above, can easily be overlooked. Here one finds an intimate sunbathing area with a Jacuzzi – one of Okto’s two on board pool areas – and a private gym that is fitted with oversized windows and a skylight that creates a natural outdoor feeling allowing guests to continue their workout routines no matter the weather.

Forward of the wheelhouse on the foredeck is a touch and go helipad designed to accommodate a Europcopter EC135. This area is a perfect spot to experience Okto’s unique deck. Instead of utilizing high-maintenance natural teak, a light-coloured composite Esthec deck has been opted for. It is the pattern that the deck strips are laid in that makes this so special. Wide strips amidships gradually narrow in width outboard whilst the dividing sections of black caulking increases, creating an almost rhythmic sequence that adds another dimension to the exterior spaces. This deck also opens up to reveal one of the yacht’s tenders, a 6.6 metre Ski Nautique, and another MOB RIB, designed to be launched within minutes. Two additional tenders are located in the aft tender garage.

Guests are led down to the main deck aft via ISA Yacht’s characteristic sloping staircases outboard on either side of the vessel. From here, guests can seamlessly wander inside through the curved 5 metre-opening glass sliding doors – the largest of a kind ever installed on a yacht in Italy – into the lavish main saloon, designed by the late Alberto Pinto.

As one of his very lasts works before his passing in 2012, the French designer was given free reign to style and decorate Okto with a no-expense-spared approval by the owner. Having worked with the owner on his previous yacht, the iconic 82 metre Oceanco Alfa Nero, Pinto by now had a good idea of what his client appreciates. The same level of luxury, style and functionality would be incorporated into Okto, only in a condensed package.

He realised the lack of noise and vibration throughout the yacht would be key to receiving the owner’s stamp of approval and to ensure the comfort of every guest on board. The results not only ended with a satisfied owner, but benchmarks being raised for yachts in this class.

The design of the main deck was also of great importance to the Pinto team, who set out to reengineer how guests would use this space that is so often under used. A grand atmosphere is created by the use of polished and brushed metals, high lacquered surfaces and lavish upholstered furniture. The natural light flooding in through the expansive windows at the entrance from main deck aft and those running along the side of the lounge area, allowed Pinto to confidently make use of dark woods as paneling without the risk of creating a dark room environment. A natural satin finished wood floor adds a light touch to the otherwise high-class living environment.

Forward on the main deck, the full beam master suite offers no side portholes as one would normally find in this cabin arrangement, but instead a series of large skylights in the deckhead above are the source of natural light to the cabin, which can be shut completely when bed time comes (or left open to experience the starry night sky). When at anchor, a large terrace folds down with built in self-stowing handrails to create the ideal breakfast setup.

Moving aft through a corridor and adjacent to the master suite to starboard is a double bed cabin which can serve a multitude of roles as required. Fitted with a private study and a set of full height windows in the hull, this could easily be appointed as the VIP cabin. In another scenario, this could be set up as the kid’s cabin giving the parents easy access to the young ones who are never too far away.

Four additional guest cabins are located on the lower deck, each with en suite facilities and decorated in its own unique colour scheme, offering accommodation for a total of 11 guests.

Two levels above on the bridge deck is where the main on board entertainment space can be found. Here a cinema quality lounge is fitted with an advanced audio system and a 103-inch plasma TV for the ultimate cinematic experience on board.

As for her technical specifications, Okto excelled in her sea trials recalls Captain Gerard. Her calculated top speed of 18 knots was exceeded by nearly 1 knot; and this in a two metre sea state. Cruising at an economic speed of 13 knots, Okto is able to reach a transoceanic range of 6,800 nm powered by her two CAT 3512C engines.

Okto is currently located in the Caribbean, and is available for sale and charter through Fraser Yachts.

Lionheart 90m Private yacht by Benetti

Sir Philip Green’s new super yacht, ‘Lionheart’

Lionheart 90m Private yacht by Benetti owner Tina & Philip Green

295.28ft-90m | Benetti | 2016

The 295.28ft Custom motor yacht motor yacht ‘Lionheart’ was built by Benetti in Italy at their Livorno shipyard , she was delivered to her owner summer 2016. Previously named FB 262, her luxurious interior was designed by Green & Mingarelli Design.

Pietro Mingarelli is the business partner of Tina Green in her Monaco-based yacht and private jet interior design company, Green and Mingarelli, which they set up in 2012.

Her generous deck areas play host to a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar and ample space for sunlounging and relaxing.

Construction & Dimensions

Lionheart features a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register classification society rules.
The interior of Lionheart, by the studio Green & Mingarelli Design, contains an elevator connecting the four decks.
Construction on the yacht had started back in January 2012, the shipyard later confirmed it started building a 90m yacht for a repeat client in February 2012.Launched in February, 90m Lionheart was built for British business tycoon, Philip Green, who took delivery of a 63m Benetti yacht by the same name in 2006, now known as Lioness V.
Lionheart overtakes the 86m Kingdom 5KR, launched in 1980, as Benetti’s new flagship. Though the project has been shrouded in secrecy, it is known that Stefano Natucci collaborated with the Italian shipyard on the exterior design and Green & Mingarelli Design is responsible for the interior design.
There are six cabins on board the four-storey, 295-foot-long yacht.
Lionheart has a staggering 40 crew members, all dressed in cream uniforms.Beauty salon with personal hairdresser, a masseur and a personal trainer onboard.

There’s a swimming pool, hot tub and helipad – as well as a mini boat to ferry visitors in and out.

Although Lionheart remains Benetti’s flagship for now, the shipyard is expected to deliver a 107-meter yacht in 2019 which is currently known as FB277.

This luxury yacht is also fitted with ‘zero speed stabilizers’ which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort when the yacht is stationary, particularly in rough waters.

Amenities

Helicopter Landing Pad, At anchor Stabilizers , Gym, Spa, Jacuzzi (on deck), Lift (Elevator), Swimming Pool, Beach Club, Beauty Salon, BBQ, Tender Garage, Swimming Platform, Air Conditioning, Underwater Lights, Owner Study, Exterior Bar

Details

  • Name: Lionheart
  • IMO: 1012323
  • Build Year (Min/Max) : 2016
  • Price / Valuation € (Min / Max) : € 150.000.000
  • Shipyard: Benetti
  • Exterior: Stefano Natucci.
  • Interior: Green & Mingarelli Design
  • Gross : 2990
  • Length meter: 90
  • Flag: Malta

Billionaire’s huge superyacht arrives at UK port.

A 72-metre superyacht owned by a Mexican billionaire has arrived in the South of Englands busiest navel port Plymouth.

One of the largest superyachts ever built in Italy by Italian yacht designers CRN, the Azteca, which is owned by billionaire Ricardo Salinas Pliego, has been photographed at Kings Point marina, in Millbay.

It is not clear if Mr Salinas Pliego, who is said to be worth in the region of 5.1 billion American dollars, will be on board or why the giant vessel is making the pit stop in the city but there is talk of a ‘high profile’ person aboard.

She was built according to the owner’s design wishes, with a “dashing hull shape”, a sharp bow and a modern, streamlined external form.The twin-screw superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests and the company that built her says she was designed specifically for those on board to interact closely with the ocean.

She was built according to the owner’s design wishes, with a “dashing hull shape”, a sharp bow and a modern, streamlined external form.

Measuring 72 metres and with her distinctive grey displacement hull, Azteca is so far the largest superyacht built by CRN. In fact she is one of the largest yachts ever to be built in Italy. She is devoted to family life at sea, which is characterised by large relaxation areas, which have been designed in such a way that guests can enjoy being close to the sea.

We visited Azteca on warm September day in Monaco, when she made a grand entrance at Monaco Yacht Show.

    

With a length of 72 meters and a beam of 13,50m, this displacement yacht, built in steel and aluminum, is by far largest yacht in CRN history. Azteca, like many superyachts by CRN, is a fully custom creation, by the hands of the technical staff of the yard and the Nuvolari & Lenard design team.

The dashing shape of the hull, combined with the exceptionally modern, streamlined external forms, all made even more distinctive by the sharp imposing bow, set Azteca apart from other superyachts of its size.

Like an inspired work of art, the realization of Azteca largely rests on the interaction between the shipyard and the Azteca’s owner, whose personality was at the basis of the many choices made.

     

Azteca features many innovations, such as the lower deck stern area, a completely innovative area, where the transom door folds open, to reveal an area equipped as an authentic “beach club” of over than 100 square metres, complete with sun loungers, sofas and a large bar.

    

Moving one deck up, the main deck features a large aft deck, through which one reaches the formal salon, furnished with sofas and armchairs that provide an elegant conversation and relaxing area.

 

    

The adjacent formal dining area can be separated through sliding doors which ensure a certain intimacy.

    

Forward on the main deck there are two guest suites, as well as the owner’s suite, a room that the owner wanted to link directly to the sea through a door which can be folded at 90 degrees from within the cabin, which then becomes a private terrace overlooking the sea.

    

The two bathrooms, one reserved Azteca’s owner and one for his wife, are entirely covered in marble, with inserts of brown Tiger’s eye for his’ bathroom, and a slab of mother-of-pearl to soften the tones in hers’.

    

A cinema, equipped with a 65 inch screen, a large walk-in wardrobe and a massage room complete the owner’s suite.

Below on the lower deck, there are 2 VIP cabins, each with an extra Pullman bed, as well as two more twin cabins, which can be used as guest cabins, or be used by personal staff, such as nannies, or a bodyguard. A seventh guest/VIP cabin is situated on the upper deck which is similar in décor to the lower deck cabins.

    

The remainder of the lower deck is taken up by the crew accommodation, storage, the tender bays, which house the 10 metre Riva Shuttles, a 7 metre crew service tender, and four jet skis, and the engine room. This impressive space houses the twin Caterpillar type 3516 engines, that push Azteca up to a maximum speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots.

    

The upper deck foyer, which is served by Azteca’s glass elevator, leads aft to the sky lounge. Tremendous views through large windows will certainly make this everyone’s favourite place to be.

For the guests who prefer to be outside, the upper aft deck offers more seating and sunbathing space as well as a circular bronze table for al fresco dining .

    

Perhaps Azteca’s best feature, is her unique semi open sun deck. Over 330 square meters in size, the sun deck is entirely dedicated to outdoor life. It features oversized sofas, a shaded bar area, a Jacuzzi, Gym and many sun beds that can easily make way, should the owner decide to arrive on board in his 2500 kg helicopter.

A masterpiece of elegance and sophistication, Azteca is the successful result of the owner’s precise vision of how to spend his precious free time, in close contact with the sea.

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SLIDESHOW: The World’s Most Innovative Superyachts

SLIDESHOW: A selection of some of the world’s most innovative superyachts.
A prestigious set of awards for innovative superyacht design takes place tomorrow in Florence, Italy, voted on by an independent panel of superyacht owners.

Cannes Film Festival is not the only show drawing the great and good to the Mediterranean this weekend. Tomorrow in Florence, Italy, the World Superyacht Awards takes place, attended by owners, designers and the elite of the superyacht world.

Now in its 11th year, the awards recognises “ingenuity and innovation demanded by the design, engineering and construction of the world’s finest luxury yachts” according to luxury yacht magazine Boat International. The awards will celebrate the finest superyachts, launched in 2015.

“What these awards continue to reinforce is that some of the finest creative minds and craftspeople in the world work in the superyacht industry,” says Stewart Campbell, editor of Boat International. “The boats nominated include some incredible superyachts, such as Feadship’s Savannah with its truly innovative propulsion system, the whisper-quiet Wider 150, and Malahne, whose interior is an Art Deco dream built with exquisite attention to detail.”

There are 12 categories with prizes for motor yachts, sailing yachts and converted yachts of various sizes from 30m up to the largest yacht, Symphony, at 101.5m long. Sixty-nine yachts entered this year.

The new-build yachting industry has moved into recovery mode over the last two years, with more projects being constructed last year than at any time since the global financial crisis, according to Campbell. “We’re still behind the dizzying pre-crash levels, but that was an overheated market heading for a correction. What we’re seeing is slow and steady growth,” said Campbell in a report at the end of last year.

However the last 12 months has created headwinds for the very big yachts (100m-plus). Last year there was a record 23 projects of more than 100m in build. The number for 2016 is 21, with some putting the decline down to economic sanctions imposed on Russia, a rock-bottom oil price and continuing uncertainty in Europe and the wider global economy.

According to Boat International, the bigger yards, particularly Feadship, Lürssen, Benetti and Oceanco, have very strong order books. Feadship and Lürssen particularly, had a vintage year in 2015, building several of the largest yachts in the world.

The shortlist of finalists in the World Superyacht Awards can be found here.

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