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Imperial lists Mondomarine 41m OKKO for sale

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 11:00
Imperial lists Mondomarine 41m OKKO for sale Monaco-based brokerage house Imperial has proudly announced its appointment as the central agent for the sale of 41m OKKO built by Mondomarine, with the price upon application.

OKKO is a slick, all-aluminium, semi-displacement superyacht with three impressive decks and a powerful bulbous bow. Her twin MTU M91 engines deliver more than 1,750kW each, and the combination of her engine power with the hull and bow shape ensure smooth sailing and low fuel consumption. With a cruising speed of 14.5 knots, OKKO glides through the water seamlessly and quieter than most thanks to specific vibro-acoustic work that ensure greater acoustic insulation and decreased vibration issues.

Designer Giorgio Vafiadis has created a detailed exterior with several large outdoor relaxation spaces and a spacious sundeck space built to specification. This area has been created to hold a maximum of 12 guests comfortably whilst offering scenic views and is perfect for relaxing with the addition of a bar, BBQ, Jacuzzi, seating and sunbeds.

Vafiadis has tried to blend contemporary styling with comfort, using Glyn Peter Machine furniture, Tai Ping carpentry, along with Fendi and Cavalli extras throughout to create a stylish and relaxed interior. The use of mixed African Frake wood helps to create a serene environment that is pleasing to the eye and is also durable.

Five generous ensuite cabins provide accommodation for 10 guests. The owner’s suite occupies a generous space forward on the main deck with the ensuite finished in marble and back-lit onyx. The remaining four guest cabins are situated on the lower deck, comprising two doubles and two twin cabins with Pullman berths. Each cabin has its own Kaleidoscope system offering a wide selection of world cinema from your iPad, and a large selection of A/V amenities.

Built with care and attention to detail, OKKO is a contemporary and stable vessel designed purely for the comfort of guests and her owners.

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Dive into the Mediterranean with M/Y Penelope

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 10:00
Dive into the Mediterranean with M/Y Penelope In celebration of Flying Charter's successful appointment as the central agent for M/Y Penelope, we take a look at the enticing charter locations guests on board the 30-metre superyacht will no doubt want to explore during the hot summer season.

Part of Ferretti’s Custom Line 97 range, Penelope was built in 2008 with a complete refit in 2018, which increased the internal volume and provides accommodations for up to 12 guests. This is the first year Penelope is available for charter in idyllic locations across the Mediterranean and is moored in Marina di Stabia, in the Gulf of Naples. This beautiful stretch of the Italian coast offers guests a host of sunbathing hot spots and dining opportunities.

Penelope’s charter manifesto begins in the rugged landscape of Capri in southern Italy, at one of the Island’s best-know attractions, the Blue Grotto. Guests can enjoy spectating the scenic cove-studded coastline while relaxing in the Jacuzzi or take a dip into the natural, exquisitely blue waters.

The motoryacht’s exterior offers al fresco dining making any dining experience special especially with a backdrop of picturesque Ischia. The medieval castle, Castello Aragonese, has stood for nearly three centuries and remains one of Ischia’s most iconic sights. Guests can continue their adventure into Ischia’s famous thermal waters that can be found in thermal parks and gardens, natural spas and wellness centres. Aphrodite Thermal Gardens in Sant’Angelo has 12 pools ranging from 20-42 degrees Celsius ensuring comfort for all visitors.

Immersing in conversation amongst family and friends can be further enjoyed ashore from a choice of ravishing dining spots the Amalfi Coast has to offer. The rugged coastline layered with pastel colour is staggered with an array of extravagant restaurants including the Michelin-starred restaurant, Zass. Chef Alois Vanlangenaeker says, “My aim is to enhance the existing product. I have great respect for the ingredients.” Experience authentic Italian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients from Il San Pietro’s vegetable gardens and local farmers.

If guests prefer to dine on-board Penelope, the superyacht features a teak dining table located on the aft deck with talented chef Daniele providing the very finest, mouth-watering homemade recipes from handmade pizza and focaccia to Italian pasta and seafood dishes.

With only skimming across the surface of what the Mediterranean has to offer; guests are ensured that this isn’t their first or final charter to the region onboard M/Y Penelope.

M/Y Penelope is now available for charter with Flying Charter in the Mediterranean starting from EUR 55,000.

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Conrad Shipyard Delivers Newly Christened Viatoris

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:26
Conrad Shipyard Delivers Newly Christened Viatoris After 13 years in the making, Conrad Shipyard has delivered their flagship, a 40-meter superyacht christened Viatoris (Latin for ‘traveller’); the biggest yacht ever to be made in the country. Polish shipyard Conrad aims to prove themselves in the same league as the Germans and Dutch with their newest and largest project to date.

Set to make her debut at the Monaco Yacht Show in September, Viatoris was christened in the presence of owners and project staff during a series of intimate events over the weekend with family and friends. Guests included Andrew Langton of Reymond Langton Design responsible for the exterior, the Diana Yacht Design team responsible for naval architecture, honorary guests like Frank Neubelt, representatives from Ocean Independence and Fraser, as well as media from Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.

As is customary for Conrad Shipyard, all employees were able to enjoy the fruits of their labour with onboard tours alongside family members and friends, as a sign of gratitude from the company. 

She is expected to leave the shipyard on the 20th of June for her maiden voyage to the fjords of Norway, after which she will be returned to Poland for maintenance and checks. From there, she will go on to tour several Northern European cities including London and Hamburg before proceeding to her base in Croatia. 

Designed in close cooperation with the owner, the 40-metre motor yacht features exterior styling by British design studio Reymond Langton and naval architecture by Dutch firm Diana Yacht Design. The interiors boast the finest materials and elegant yet understated design details, which are both aesthetic and functional with decor imbued with Europe’s top design houses in London, Milan, and Paris.

The result is a luxury yacht that can safely, efficiently, and comfortably cross the Atlantic while being operated by a relatively small crew.

Her feature at the Monaco Yacht Show is highly anticipated and will mark a great step forward for the Conrad Shipyard. Furthermore to the milestone delivery for the yard, Conrad has reserved the expertise of building Viatoris to create a semi-custom model to continue production and build on their new position in the superyacht market. 

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On The Market: Lauren L for Charter with Titan Fleet Management

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:00
On The Market: Lauren L for Charter with Titan Fleet Management At 90-metres, Lauren L is one of the largest yachts available on the charter market. Her recent refit by Mokka Design and Elysee Yachts has delivered a pristine new interior of sumptuous grace and elegance.

"She's ideal for large families or several families who want to holiday together," her charter broker, Stephanie Belmas Rayon from Titan Fleet Management says. When it comes to parties, few yachts are able to offer more capacity - Lauren L has ample space for up to 300 guests for a party. 

She has five chefs onboard providing Michelin Star standard cuisine. There's a dedicated dining room where guests can opt for either a buffet style service or full a la carte menu. 

Later, retiring to the piano bar with dancefloor, or enjoying a relaxing cocktail on the sundeck, it's easy to see why Lauren L has been such a consistent hit with previous guests. Intimate seating areas flank a huge deck area which has makes for a wonderful dance floor. 

Working with the efficiency of a well-oiled machine, Lauren L's crew, led by Captain Brent Chapman, have a long and proven experience catering for every guest's whim, "We have a great crew onboard who work very well together as a team," Captain Chapman says. She normally operates with between 35 and 45 crew. 

Lauren L's interior layout sleeps up to 36 guests in eight executive staterooms and 10 double staterooms. The 110 square metre master suite is located on the bridge deck and includes a full-size bathroom with marbled jacuzzi tub, a walk-in-wardrobe, dressing room, lounge area, office and private balcony.

Lauren L is also equipped with a conference/cinema room and library. The extensive salon, gym and health-suite ensure guests have an exclusive and indulgent voyage. Youngsters can enjoy the children's play area, looked after by a nanny, giving parents a well-earned break. 

With a staggering 3,400 nautical mile range at a cruise speed of 12 knots, Lauren L is no stranger to more exotic cruising further afield. She's spent time in the Maldives, Seychelles with her Captain saying his most memorable trip was to Panama, which he described as being "like something out of a National Geographic" article. 

As for her location, Belmas Rayon says, "This year Lauren L has already been to Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. She is now in Greece and is available in the Med for  charter." Fully booked for August already, interested parties should waste no time in contacting Titan Fleet Management to secure a wonderful summer charter. 

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On the Market: Cocoa Bean for Charter With Cecil Wright

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:00
On the Market: Cocoa Bean for Charter With Cecil Wright Previously unseen on the charter market, 74 metre Cocoa Bean is an enticing prospect for a rich and satisfying charter experience. With Cecil Wright & Partners appointed as her new central agent, this elegant yacht is available for summer in the Western Med and Adriatic.

Delivered in 2014 by Trinity Yachts, Cocoa Bean’s stand out features are her extensive deck areas making her a delight for the outdoor-loving charter guest. “This is the first time she has been offered to the charter market and she’s in immaculate condition,” says Cecil Wright’s Claire van der Vorm. “We took her to the ECPY in Nice and she was very well received with lots of inquiries made,” she adds. This summer is an opportunity to be one of the first guests to enjoy this immaculately kept yacht previously kept under wraps by a very private owner. 

Cocoa Bean’s voluminous Balinese and Middle Eastern influenced, yet very traditional, interior is characterised by warm woody tones and rich velveteen fabrics. She delights the senses from the minute guests sink their feet into her deep and soft carpets. Able to accommodate 12 guests, each of the six beamy cabins are vast with plenty of light flooding in from large windows. “The owner’s cabin is amazing,” van der Vorm enthuses, “the private office is stunning,” she adds. 

Cocoa Bean’s captain, Sean Barber, has been in the industry for nearly three decades and is vastly experienced, having come from a seafaring family. He was the build captain on Feadship’s 92m Aquarius and is renowned for his impeccable standards. “Cocoa Bean has a delightful new crew for the season who are really eager to impress,” van der Vorm says, “The stews are fantastic but particularly stand-out is a Belgian member of the crew who makes the most wonderful cocktails. There’s a real science to his mixology.” Along with elegant table scaping, guests can expect exceptional dining from the yacht’s chef. 

Fully equipped with a stable of water toys and a huge beach club, this is a yacht for guests who love to get close to the water. The massive sun pad on her top deck and her new very deep jacuzzi and pool bar are also particular draws. “Cocoa Bean promises so much fun. Anyone who spends time onboard will have wonderful memories,” van der Vorm concludes. 

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Charter Focus: The Contemporary Edge of Ouranos

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:00
Charter Focus: The Contemporary Edge of Ouranos Stepping on board the stylish superyacht Ouranos is a unique experience that encapsulates the joy of charter, offering everyone on board a world of opportunities and the perfect way to conquer the Mediterranean.

Built to an immaculate standard by Italian shipyard Admiral Yachts, the 50-metre Ouranos is a contemporary solution for charter guests looking to embark across both the East and West Med this summer. Designed by Unielle Yacht Design, the simple, angular lines and modern profile of Ouranos make this 2016 launch is a formidable addition to the global fleet.

But, while she may have a strong first impression aesthetically, Ouranos expertly uses an intelligent layout (maintaining the below 500GT volume) to create a spacious superyacht with global appeal. A few notable spaces include the incredible beach club (with terrace and gym) and the open interior spaces with full-height windows running between both large saloons.

Her interiors, designed by Gian Marco Campanino, are a minimalistic play on light and space. Speaking to Superyachts.com recently, the architect discussed the use of extremely high-quality materials to bring an entire atmospheric concept to life, commenting: “Delicate bright suede covered wall and ceilings; stillness of clear skies were translated into clean lines, to emphasize the sense of purity. Darkness and luminosity were re-interpreted by dark Macassar ebony wood, in opposition to huge floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, full of light.”

On deck, the exterior spaces offer up the chance to dine al fresco against your chosen backdrop or relax on the sundeck (featuring jacuzzi) with guests. Alternatively, take to the water with the arsenal of toys on offer; including a 14-metre tender which can reach blistering top speeds of up to 70-knots.

The ethos of adventure and enjoyment run throughout Ouranos, bringing the contemporary superyacht lifestyle to the water in unparalleled style. Available for charter through IYC, this is an unmissable option for those taking to the Mediterranean this summer.

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Charter the Cote d’Azur: Monaco to Cannes

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 01:00
Charter the Cote d’Azur: Monaco to Cannes For those craving pool time, party beats and a boutique-paradise topped with endless Margaritas, the South of France beckons your call for charter. With the film world gathering at Cannes Film Festival, as well as automobile lovers heading to the Monaco Grand Prix in their herds, this sunny slice of the Mediterranean is at its prime this season, inviting you to explore it.

Monaco
Making up the real glitz of the region is Monaco. Besides simply earning its name as the yachting hub of the Mediterranean, it has long been associated with bygone luxury and follows suit with its glossy present day reputation. From its deliciously shaded piazzas, luxurious hotels such as The Hermitage, and its beach bathing gems like Nikki Beach, this undeniably petite yet glamorous principality nestled between the French and Italian Riviera is the epitome of a chic escape.

Its dynamic culinary scene is where its melting pot of influences come alive, making this member of the South of France uniquely interesting.

Yet, its remarkable push to remain greener than ever, proves the country is as much about sharing the with its visitors as well as preserving it. Outlined by the Prince of Monaco Albert II at the Monaco Yacht Show 2017, Monaco’s refreshing approach to sustainability transcends this the sun-soaked superyacht destination to an ocean-friendly escape.

Cannes
And for this year’s most highly awaited premiers on the other hand, there is Cannes. Attracting some of the largest superyachts in the world to its Film Festival, it becomes the party epicentre that never sleeps, offering a stunning gelato-coloured backdrop for red carpet entrances.

Although notorious for this festival, at its heart, it is a nature-lovers playground. While superyacht owner’s drop their anchor, book the finest of Michelin restaurants and exhaust the sands and seas, the quaint rural hideaways of the region are its winning point. While the La Croisette is the hotter-than-hot promenade for luxury outlets, reverting to the old-school elegance of Sucquet, features winding streets aching to be explored.

Its ancient allure plays host to characteristic eateries hidden in its labyrinth of side streets to rival the majestic luxury hotels dotted with terraces straight out of a postcard. Proving she is undeniably glamorous, the aesthetic of Cannes makes residing in the Med by superyacht a sun-drenched paradise, aching to be discovered.

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The Big Four: Exploring Spain by Superyacht

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:00
The Big Four: Exploring Spain by Superyacht With a growing focus on Spain - be it through new events, luxury destinations or chartering new grounds this season - we honour the upcoming ‘Superyacht Show’ in Barcelona by taking a look at the key points of the region bringing yachts back to the waters time and time again.

Barcelona
Travelling from the Cote d’Azur to one of the most celebrated new cruising grounds on the charter and yacht experience maps today means a journey of world-class food, ancient history and breathtaking backdrops. With two choices of mooring via superyacht in either OneOcean Port Vell or Vilanova Grand Marina, starting your journey across the coast of Spain in Barcelona is the perfect break away from the usual haunts of the Mediterranean.

Activity of boats mooring in Barcelona has faced an incredible rise thanks to the best service based brands entering and growing the region’s yachting infrastructure (i.e. OneOcean Port Vell and Vilanova Grand Marina), offering unparalleled accommodation and direct access to the city.

The architecture of Barcelona itself is an amphitheatre to discovery, surrounding visitors with an artistic legacy with nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Park Güell or the Sagrada Familia, both designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, are renowned examples while the Gothic Quarter - combined with the luxurious shopping and dining opportunities, this city will keep adventurers busy for days.

Palma de Mallorca
The largest island of the Balearics - located just a short stretch from Barcelona - Palma has been a luxury yachting hotspot synonymous with sailing and charter for decades. Marry this with countless michelin-starred restaurants, exclusive bars and elegant nightlife, and Palma becomes a slice of the St. Barths lifestyle in the heart of the Mediterranean.

Home to the Superyacht Cup regatta, the Palma Superyacht Show (which closes its doors today after a successful run) and numerous marinas built to accommodate everything from pleasure crafts to 150-metre yachts, Palma is a mainstay of the Spanish yachting boom.

Port Denia
The quintessentially Mediterranean landscape of Denia, and the easy 45-mile passage to Ibiza, makes this mainland luxury escape a growing choice for yacht charterers and owners looking for a lifestyle fuelled by freshly caught seafood, exemplary nightlife and exclusive hotspots.

Speaking with Albert Morell, General Manager of Port Denia, in a recent interview, we discussed some of the hotspots that make the region what it is: “Denia has become a destination in itself, famous for huge collection of restaurants and tapas bars. There are 4 marinas in Denia - 3 for smaller yachts and our 'Port Denia' for superyachts 30-138m with over 2000 berths overall, so it offers a yachting lifestyle with services to match.

Exploring Port Denia (along with the easily accessible michelin starred restaurant, five-star hotel and two golf courses), means the 2015 UNESCO City of Gastronomy becomes an idyllic stop to cruise the waters of mainland Spain before heading over to the island of Ibiza.

Ibiza
Ibiza and its sister island Formentera are harsh rocky isles teeming with abundant wildlife and a rich history; but, with a booming interest of yachts heading to the region and a new push in infrastructure, this exclusive hotspot is getting new attention from the global elite.

Thanks to developments such as Sovren Ibiza building a new epicentre to the island to harbour a new social scene on the docks of Ibiza, this island is stepping into a new era with a new image. The sophistication of Sovren Ibiza offers high-grade marina facilities, luxury residences and a private airport only 15 minutes away, yachts of up to 185-metres can now make the most of this brand-new luxury initiative.

The legendary entertainment scene on Ibiza extends throughout the day and night with wide range of fashionable nightclubs and beach clubs off which yachts can anchor; making this the idyllic place to end a week’s discovery tour of the Spanish coast.

The Superyacht Show begins this week, running from May 2 - 5 in the heart of Barcelona at OneOcean Port Vell. We look forward to bringing you more from the region as the show heats up and the superyachts tie the lines in a new Mediterranean icon.

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Charter Focus: The Power & Prowess of Alfa Nero

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:00
Charter Focus: The Power & Prowess of Alfa Nero The yacht that broke the mould, Alfa Nero is an icon in the superyacht community and an 82-metre luxury masterpiece with global charter appeal. With Summer heating up, we take a look at the design values and lifestyle on board that makes Alfa Nero the ideal superyacht to bring the Mediterranean to heel this year.

Built for an experienced yachtsmen, Alfa Nero brought new style to the water in 2007 alongside a world of design solutions which changed the game entirely for the luxury yacht experience.

Her distinctive profile is not only a work of art, but a result of innovative breakthroughs; such as extending the giant beach club across the aft deck and placing an infinity pool on board (which also transforms into a helipad for stylish arrivals).

Designed by Nuvolari Lenard, the first-impression of stepping on board was described by the Italian-based studio as stepping on to the grounds of a large property and having the space to respect the scale of what you’re experiencing. This is the joy of arriving on board Alfa Nero, and heading from beach club, across the open aft deck to stepping inside the ocean-going giant.

The modern exterior style, still ahead of the curve even today, is a major hint at what lies within; offering up to 12 guests on board ample space through a beam of 14.2-metres and a remarkable decor - filled with Brazilian lacewoods, abstract textured effects and beautifully crafted furniture to represent a high-line European nightclub - by Alberto Pinto and Nuvolari Lenard.

The Owner’s residence, a huge amount of space set aside on the Upper Deck, is built with two entrances, an office, dressing area, Jacuzzi, steam shower and easy access to the private patio and balcony, facing aft to enjoy a sanctuary of solitude while the water ebbs away behind the boat.

After a long day enjoying the sun by the pool on the many loungers, at the bar on the aft deck or enjoying life on the expansive Sun Deck, guests can retire to the numerous VIP cabins below; each with its own unique view of the water through flawless design.

The onboard experience is also enhanced by the highly-skilled staff of 26 crew on board, on hand to add an extra dimension to the charter lifestyle; available through global brokerage house Burgess.

Alfa Nero was introduced to the world by Oceanco, one of the world’s finest yacht builders in the 80m+ market today, and thanks to the expertise installed across the yacht - from design to completion - this is not just an option for charter in 2018, but the perfect way to make a lasting impression on the Mediterranean this Summer.

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Interior Insight: Accented Simplicity on Joy

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 11:00
Interior Insight: Accented Simplicity on Joy When Feadship brought 70M Joy to the water, she came with high expectation. Living up to the yard’s standards in silhouette and style, her exterior lines commanded attention and the industry tilted their heads in awe. Slightly more understated but just as clever, Joy's interior story by Studio Indigo makes her one of the most charter-worthy yachts on the market today. We take a closer look.

At 70M, Joy has little limitation when it comes to her interior arrangement. Dramatic spaces make way for a basketball court, an al-fresco disco, enough wellness facilities to turn a week’s holiday into a retreat, and the air-conditioned winter gardens you didn’t even know you needed.  

Sleeping 12 guests and with room for 19 crew, her suites and cabins are spacious, yet are enhanced further through the designers’ clever use of colour, texture and pattern.

Unlike her carefully-carved exterior, Joy’s interior is subtle for an easy-on-the-eye effect following a day at sea. Her palette flushes with pastel hues in lilac and rose, while delicate whites form the basis for most of the guest accommodation.

Accents to the simplicity come from a considered use of soft furnishings. Plushy embroidered cushions line each and every relaxation area, inviting guests to indulge, while hints of mosaic can be found on harder surfaces to add a touch of flair. However, it’s elsewhere that Joy’s personality comes to life. Clearly crafted to entertain, the social spaces are vivid and vibrant; providing an antithesis to where guests sleep.

In the dining room, wooden carvings contour the walls into a formal space, while in the main saloon takes art-deco influence (dark woods, angular furniture and plenty of marble) and seamlessly blends it with a tribal-feel.

Earthy greys mix with regal metallics to create just the right amount of opulence without being flash. It’s tasteful yet comfortable, glamorous but inviting; the ultimate place to spend an evening sipping martinis feasting on canapés before retiring to the plush suites below.

Available to charter this season with Burgess, Joy has harmonized interior versus exterior making her the perfect match for this summer in the Med.

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Charter Focus: To the Mediterranean Sea on Soy Amor

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:42
Charter Focus: To the Mediterranean Sea on Soy Amor As the glittering shores of the Cote d’Azur come alive this spring, with events such as Festival de Cannes and Monaco Grand Prix to name a few; the charm of Benetti’s Soy Amor is ready and raring for charter and the blue water playground of the Med; an idyllic backdrop for a superyacht like her.

Now available for charter with Moran Yacht & Ship, the luxury of this 2014 builds turns heads at almost every location, with the crystalline waters of the Western Mediterranean just being one of them.

Part of the Crystal 140 range, from the lines of Stefano Righini, her exterior stylings stamp European credibility through balance, proportion and sophistication. 

With a layout that invites up to 10 guests across 5 staterooms, her timeless stylings call for restful resides in sublimity. Caramel coloured leathers paired with sweeping white features fuse to create a soft and sultry colour palette, while mirrored corners and lashings of silver offer a dash of glamour with a true design signature by Zuretti also responsible for Benetti interiors such as M/Y Nomadess.

Splashes of colour burst across its interior space through art installations that dot the walls, while flashes of sea-blue cushions make their way across the deck. 

But the comfort doesn’t stop with aesthetics alone. Beyond interior flairs, Benetti’s Soy Amor, built with a GRP hull and superstructure, features both underway and zero speed stabilisers enhancing onboard comfort both at anchor and while cruising.

With a cruising speed of 11 knots and a maximum speed of 15 knots, she is the perfect combination of stability and performance. Still available for charters at events such as the Monaco Grand Prix, Soy Amor is unrivalled in her ability to encapsulate guests, whether it be for relaxation or events and celebration. 

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Charter Focus: Imperial's New Legenda

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:00
Charter Focus: Imperial's New Legenda With just a few short weeks until the well-rested Med becomes the summer home to a number of superyachts, Imperial has announced a new addition to their charter fleet. At 41m, Legenda is an Italian pedigree from Mondomarine, built in 2009 and refit in 2016. Entering the charter stakes for the first time, we take a look at what’s in store for those lucky enough to step on board…

Legenda, designed by Car D. Rova and refit by Luca Dini is a Made in Italy classic, almost built to cruise the salty shores of the continent.  Not only does her combination of build and design excellence gain her stripes across the Riviera, but her tasteful grey hull against the azure seas is pleasing on the eye.

Speaking with Imperial's director, Julia Stewart about their new listing acquisition, she described, “This is an interesting challenge to bring LEGENDA on the charter market because our extended experience with 40m+ superyacht taught us that yachts of this size are highly demanded, and we push to this market the perfect yacht for this purpose."

Packing numerous superyacht features into a sub 45m package, Legenda offers a crew of 7 to dote on up to 10 lucky guests in 5 staterooms laced with creamy soft-furnishings and delicate wood furniture. Forming a solace to Europe’s vibrant coastal towns, two large salons are accompanied by a cinema room and library covering every angle of relaxation.

For those more active afternoons, newly appointed Opacmare swim steps form a path directly from the deck into crystal waters, while the sun-deck Jacuzzi allows guests to make the most of the on the water lifestyle around the clock.

By nightfall, there’s plenty of al-fresco dining space on the upper deck where, following each sunset, a new Mediterranean landscape forms the backdrop to your evening. 

Neverthless, when it’s time to rest your head, Legenda assures you can do-so with every home comfort. A full beam master-suite one the main deck and four staterooms on the lower deck all boast en-suite bathrooms with the added touch of heated marble floors; a welcome warmth after a day at sea.

When asked to explain her stand out charter features that particularly matched the Med, Julia confirmed; "Her crew knows the region very well, and so the Mediterranean: their extensive knowledge on both private or charter yachts make them really efficient with all kind of guests and any situation, any location. We are proud to offer extraordinary moment at sea, and her Argentinian Chef has extraordinary talents that must be tasted.”

So, with all eyes turning to the summer season, this Mondomarine is made for the Med and open to charter guests with Imperial Yachts for the very first time. 

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Opening the Adriatic: Luštica Bay Making Waves

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:00
Opening the Adriatic: Luštica Bay Making Waves It’s no surprise to read about future developments along the dazzling coast of Montenegro. One of the future players in the top charter destinations stakes, this sleepy corner of the Adriatic is home to a number of new advances. Luštica Bay – which plans 2 marinas, 1500 properties and seven hotels – is the latest to open for business.

Founded back in 2008, as a joint venture between Orascom Development Ltd. (90%) and the Government of Montenegro (10%), Luštica Development AD set out to create a secluded spot, which would eventually develop into a 690-hectare town.

Blending in seamlessly to the country’s rich natural beauty, the development was to offer a cascading mountain backdrop, yet push the boundaries of modern, state-of-the-art infrastructure.

With more than a first glimpse of the progression so far, the above video shows the moving-toward-completion state of the 1.1 billion Euro investment (the biggest yet in Montenegro) and the birth of what appears to be a historic fishing village; with the main marina at it’s very heart. Popping up in this traditionally inspired village are restaurants, bars and a wide portfolio of properties all posing as part of a new and full-integrated community and within reach of three major airports.

With elements opening this summer, Luštica Bay is likely to see its first glimpse of Mediterranean life fill its cobbled streets and golden shores. The Chedi Luštica Bay Hotel (a 5-star hideout) will host the official opening this summer.

Offering 110 rooms, 60 of which will be hotel condominiums and part of The Chedi Residences, there will also be two restaurants, a bar, conference and business centre, a heated outdoor pool, spa and fitness centre featuring indoor heated pool and gymnasium and ancillary facilities.

Nevertheless, it’s 1 of 2 marinas opening this season that hope to bring both charterers and owners to this Adriatic gateway. It promises accommodation for 176 power and sail boats up to 35 meters in length, and a sizeable secondary mooring area for smaller vessels. In addition, a yacht club with crew facilities, 24-hour yacht assistance and a multitude of luxury marina facilities including a sports club and access to a swimming pool, hope to keep guests safe and harbored in a new Rivera-style.

Luštica Bay also offers commercial and private yacht owners a range of financial benefits as a non-EU country. Not subject to EU tax and import regulations and with no VAT to pay when purchasing a boat, not to mention tax and duty-free fuel and unlimited berthing, there’s a lot more to Luštica than just its charming village-feel.

So, whether it’s a new destination to cruise, place to invest or just a summer retreat, we’ll be watching the evolution of Luštica, and of course Montenegro, into the superyacht hot-spot we’ve been waiting for.

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