Colosseum by Oceanco: a monumental yacht with a great pool

Colosseum is a monumental yacht. It measures 86 metres and has a 19-metre long swimming pool on board. It has been designed by Enrico Gobbi and his Team Colosseum is an 86-metre reminiscent of its Roman namesake. Enrico Gobbi and Team for Design designed it specifically for Oceanco. Like the Roman theatre, […]

A breathtaking yacht aimed at younger and competitive sailors

ClubSwan 50. Juan Kouyoumdjian pens 50th anniversary model of Swan Nautor Swan has very fittingly chosen a 50’ to celebrate its 50th year in business and commissioned the project from one of the most sought-after designers on the scene, Juan Kouyoumdjian. The Argentinean certainly has the CV for the job […]

A yacht that combines range and speed

  Double-Sided Excellence for the 34M by Emilio Martinelli photo Carlo Borlenghi Maximun speed: 42.7 knots at full throttle. “But that’s not what makes the difference. It’s how it goes on the water that really makes it unique.” The words of Valeria Guidetti, head of the AB Yachts’ style department […]

Euphoria 54: a yacht euphorically solid

New designs and lots of good news for the Sirnew and Sirena Marine fleet: the Euphoria 54 by Emilio Martinelli Germán Frers as the pen for the entire collection. A 54’ that proved an instant hit. The first 68’ in build. An 84’ in the pipeline that may well grow […]

Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 105: the flagship

Opening up new perspectives: that’s the job of the new Monte Carlo Yachts flagship by Giuliana Fratnik It has taken a mere five years for Monte Carlo Yachts take its rightful place amid the megayacht greats. In July 2010, the yard premiered its first yacht, the MCY 76, in Venice, […]

A megayacht born from experience

  The Admiral XForce 145: a very practical design exercise by Emilio Martinelli Clothed in exceptionally innovative exterior lines with futuristic interiors that feel like a modern take on 1970s sci-fi chic, the Admiral XForce 145 is a triumph of the core values of The Italian Sea Group founded in […]

The yacht design vision of Ian Callum

The vision of Ian Callum, Jaguar design director since 1999 I love a sense of movement by Matteo Zaccagnino In 1999, Ian Callum’s lifelong dream came true when he was appointed Design Director at Jaguar. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art, he […]

The Logica 135 yacht: strong personality and clean design

The Logica series extended to 135 Stretching an imposing 41.5 metres and built from steel and aluminium, the Logica 135 has the same strong personality and clean, understated design as all the Milan-based Brenta Design studio’s projects. It also pushes the effciency envelop as well as delivering superb comfort and […]

How becoming a yacht designer?

photo Carlo Borlenghi In civil architecture – be it public, commercial or residential – it would be impossible for a young person without the necessary academic qualifications and on-the-job experience, to tackle a complete design and be taken seriously. He or she would be derided by other architects and not […]

Azimut Grande 115: tutte le novità

Tutte le novità dell’ammiraglia della flotta Azimut Grande: il 115 by Giuliana Fratnik Parlare di yacht e di design innovativo può sembrare un ossimoro. Se poi si parla di yacht di serie o semicustom, quelle proposte come innovazioni sono quasi sempre variazioni di formule vincenti che, prima di essere davvero […]

Michele De Lucchi and his streamlined beauty vision

Architect and poetic crafter of smooth forms Michele De Lucchi’s vision by Gaia Grassi photo Giovanni Malgarini Michele De Lucchi signed the Pavilion Zero which was the most visited at the Expo Milano 2015 and then continued in good vein with the opening of the renovated space in the Museo […]

Hi-Tech design accessories at Design Awards Mets

A total of 108 entries from 24 nations were examined and graded by the DAME – Design Awards Mets – jury in the course of the most prestigious international design competition for new maritime accessories and equipment. The plaudits are handed out at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam, […]

Azimut Grande: a yacht with the joy of renewal

All the news about the 115, the Azimut Grande flagship by Giuliana Fratnik Talking about yachts and innovative design in the same sentence may seem a little oxymoronic at times. Particularly if the craft concerned are production or semicustom models as these are almost always little more than variations on […]

Brenta 80: a yacht elegant and contemporary

  The recipe behind the fascinating Brenta 80 by Emilio Martinelli photo Linus Lintne “We are not inventors. We interpret existing themes and it’s essential that we act with great respect for everything marvellous around us”. Lorenzo Argento is clear about the philosophy that has produced the many projects to […]

Outdoors furniture with a minimalist, elegant and natural touch

Getting it all out in the open by Gaia Grassi The outdoors furniture collections from all the leading international brands are all paying homage to nature these days. And not simply because they are designed for use al fresco, but because they aspire to being natural in terms of both their […]

Yacht refit: three safe destinations for demanding owners

Three safe destinations for the best yachts The refit sector is enjoying something of a boom at the moment with Italy to the forefront once again. The skills and capacities we have in the superyacht construction sector are mirrored by refit companies of the likes of Amico & Co, Palumbo […]

Amels 188: a triumph of technology and elegance

The Amels 188 yacht combines huge elegance,  with leading-edge technical solutions With Tim Heywood styling the exterior and Reymond Langton’s creative heft to the interiors, the Amels 188 combines huge elegance, leading-edge technical solutions and hybrid propulsion. Stretching 57.7 metres in length, it is the first model in the Amel’s Limited […]

Reichel/Pugh 90’: a Cruiser Race yacht to tackle the Atlantic

Southern Wind Shipyard presents Reichel/Pugh 90’ Race Cruiser The Reichel/Pugh 90’ Race Cruiser is one of the offering from the Southern Wind Shipyard. With naval architecture by the legendary American duo and interiors by Nauta Design, it is the yard’s first full-custom yacht, sporting a sophisticated carbon-fibre and Corecell hull, […]

SL yachts by Officina Italiana Design

Officina Italiana Design-penned SL yachts to Sanlorenzo Sanlorenzo’s brief to Officina Italiana Design was to future-proof its much-loved SL fibreglass planing yachts. The series had been a huge success for over a decade thanks to the SL72 and SL82 but now also includes the new SL76 sand the SL86. The […]

The Berlinetta range yachts with optimized exterior

Berlinetta is the range to emerge from the increasingly close working relationship between Columbus Yachts and Too Design. Spanning 32 to 50 metres, the new fleet from the Palumbo Group yard will boast elegant lines and oodles of character according to Marco Casali whose studio is crafting both the exterior […]

The imposing bow area of the Baglietto 48m yacht

Discover the imposing bow area of the Baglietto 48m yacht The Baglietto 48m hails Baglietto’s entry into the Central American market. Once again, the yacht is being styled by Florentine architect Francesco Paszkowski with whom the yard has been working for many years and features many classic Baglietto displacement yacht […]

Project Kometa: a yacht like a glittering star

Four heavy-hitters join forces on Project Kometa by Emilio Martinelli Two figures: 70 and 34. The former refers to length in metres and the latter to speed in knots of a truly spectacular new yacht. Add four names to the mix: Heesen Yachts, Van Oossanen Naval Architects, provider of the […]

Akhir: a yacht with a legendary moniker

Cantieri di Pisa relaunches the famous Akhir The Akhir was one of the Cantieri di Pisa’s most famous models throughout the 1980 and 90s. Now the yard founded at Limite sull’Arno in 1945 has been acquired by Mondomarine which is relaunching that legendary moniker, this time penned by Luca Dini. […]

Yachts by Sergio Cutolo and the Hydrotec’s holistic vision

The all round yachts design of a Neapolitan born sea lover: Sergio Cutolo by G. O. Taiba is a new 57-metre beauty built by Columbus Yachts. Far more significantly, however, she is the new flagship of the holistic design approach that garnered Hydrotec a slew of international awards last year. Clearly, […]

Project Nova: a yacht which is a floating villa triumph

Project Nova from Heesen Yachts: a floating villa triumph The new hybrid from Heesen Yachts, Project Nova, will deliver incredibly low fuel consumption thanks to its brilliantly efficient hull and power set-up. At 12 knots, for example, it will drink just 98 litres of fuel. A traditionally-designed yacht of the […]

The Sed Symmetry yacht designed from the centre out

A showcase for what the future holds that transcend the confines of traditional yacht design Sed Symmetry is an absolutely innovative concept from Sander Sinot and his Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. Her beautifully balanced design spaces and design make her a showcase for what the future holds and transcend the […]

The Mylius 76 DS: a comfortable yet sporty yacht

Alberto Simeone is the pen behind this latest Mylius 76 DS Yachts. He already provided the creative clout for all six models in the fleet of the yard which, although founded in 2003, was relaunched in 2011 when packaging magnate and sailing devote Luciano Gandini took over the helm. The […]

SeaXplorer: a yacht for a world beyond limits

From Damen and Amels: SeaXplorer, a no-limits beauty “For those who dream of discovering the world beyond limits” is the tagline of the SeaXplorer expedition range from Damen and Amels which spans models of 65 to 100 metres. Amels, of course, is renowned for its luxury yachts and support vessels, […]

Two megayachts by Francesco Paszkowski Design’s

Two mega yachts by Francesco Paszkowski Design’s that strike for the perfect indoor-outdoor balance A 72-metre and an 80-metre clothed in linear elegant lines are the latest creations from Francesco Paszkowski Design for the Ferretti Group’s CRN yard. Both share DNA with Saramour, the 61-metre launched in 2014, but also […]

The timeless and elegant Zafiro yacht from Benetti

Horacio Bozzo pens a 160’ Custom Benetti: the Zafiro yacht Zafiro is a 160’ FB702 Custom Project from Benetti. Both exterior and interior are the work of Horacio Bozzo, a choice dictated by the owner’s desire for a craft that would be elegant, contemporary and timeless at once. “The simplicity […]

Perseus^3: a record-breaker yacht

A new mith on the oceans: innovations and more for Perseus^3, the second 60-metre from Perini Navi by Emilio Martinelli Perseus^3, the second megasailer to emerge from the Perini Navi 60-metre series, isn’t just a hugely innovative craft, she’s also a record-breaker thanks to her 2,602 square metre spinnaker which […]

A50 Aria: a yacht to suit the varying needs of the owner

The A50 Aria: space Mondomarine and Studio Vafiadis-style The A50 Aria is a 50-metre Mondomarine which has exteriors by Giorgio Vafiadis and Stefano Inglese Vafiadis. Built from aluminium, the new design from the Savona yard focuses on large exterior spaces that are easily converted to suit the varying needs of […]

A yacht from Mulder Design withy a huge beach lounge

A design concept for an innovative 115-metre from Mulder Design Two must-have specifications for this 115-metre yacht that had a profound effect on the design: a helicopter landing platform on the foredeck with a dedicated hangar beneath and, at the exact opposite end of the vessel, a huge beach lounge. […]

The Otam SD35 semi-displacement yacht

The Otam SD35: an ideal yacht for negotiating tricky Caribbean and American waters The Otam SD35 is Otam’s first full-custom aluminium semi-displacement yacht. The aluminium makes customisation easier and also offers superior volumes with a GRT of 295 and a shallow draft ideal for negotiating tricky Caribbean and American waters. […]

Southern Wind 94: a yacht with customised fitout

Looking better all the time: the third Southern Wind 94 is a custom beauty by Emilio Martinelli Kiboko, Windfall and now Lady G. Three’s definitely the charm for the Southern Wind 94 series which debuted in 2010. Lady G. brings a few intriguing variations on the theme, however. Still featuring […]

A yacht which is a new course to the future: Navetta 37

A gift of a new flagship: Custom Line celebrates 20 years with the Navetta 37 by E.M. Next year brings a major turning point for the Custom Line bosses who plan to embark on what they describe as a new course to the future. In 12 months’ time, they will, of […]

Enrico Gobbi and the Team For Design studio

Maritime culture underpins the work of Enrico Gobbi and Team For Design by Emilio Martinelli photo Giovanni Malgarini “No, they aren’t fashionable yachts. Quite the contrary: they’re timeless,” Enrico Gobbi is adamant about the kind of craft produced by Team For Design, the studio he founded in Dubai in 2005 […]

Acquaintance: an elegant yacht with lower fuel consumption

Oceanco presents Acquaintance, a 105 by Philippe Briand A sleek 105-metre with a sustainable slant – that’s the Philippe Briand-Vitruvius© brand Oceanco. Acquaintance, as she is known, has been honed to deliver 20% lower fuel consumption than a regular yacht of the same size thanks to a highperformance hull and […]

M60 SeaFalcon: A dynamic Sport Yacht from Luiz De Basto

A triumph of functionality and simplicity for the M60 SeaFalcon Luiz De Basto signing the M60 SeaFalcon yacht intended to celebrate 100 years of excellence in shipbuilding. Cantieri Navali Campanella, bought by Mondomarine, they are in fact born in 1915. To celebrate the anniversary Mondomarine chose a Sport Yacht. The […]

A470: a clever design yacht with a lots of room

Lots of room and clever design for the A470 from the A Group Constellation, Stargate, Sunrise: the 50 to 95-metre yachts penned by The A Group studio founded by Monegasque naval architect Richard Hein whose philosophy centres around melding design with flawless engineering and a timeless aesthetic. The 85-metre A470 […]

Onika: a classy yacht in English Edwardian styling

The new Delta Marine’s owner makes his intentions clear: looking for the best for a globetrotter. Be inspired by the Onika Delta Marine yacht. by Giuliana Fratnik photo Jeff Brown, Martin Fine When the team at Delta Marine in Seattle saw the owner of Onika, a 33-metre they’d built in […]

A yacht for discerning owners by Felci Yacht Design

Felci Yacht Design priority: safety, seakeeping and efficiency in every choice “A very sophisticated project with every last detail designed to meet the needs of even the most discerning owners” is how Umberto Felci describes the Felci 100. Felci Yacht Design prioritised safety, seakeeping and efficiency in every choice with […]

Spirit Royale – a very classic motor yacht by Spirit Yachts

Two double and two twin guest staterooms with plentiful windows and skylights for Spirit Royale, a Mediterranean winner Spirit Yachts and Rhoades Young Design have chosen a very particular project for their first collaboration. The Spirit Royale is a 110’ motoryacht much in the vein of the Ipswich yard’s tradition […]

A military-style explorer signed Barracuda Yacht Design

A military feeling yacht with all-round capability Barracuda Yacht Design, the Spanish studio fronted by Iñigo Toledo, ventures into unexplored territory with this edgy, military-influenced 65-metre explorer concept. Very much a go-anywhere vessel, the Ice Class has the same spaces as a regular yacht of these dimensions, thanks in part […]

Sailing yachts looking for performance

Innovation is the keyword by Luca Bassani Antivari – founder and president of Wally At long last over the last few years we have witnessed an explosion of innovation in sailing yachts of all sizes. Planing hulls that deliver on performance even upwind. New appendages that improve righting moment and […]

A yacht by Aston Martin: from cars to the sea

An extension of beauty: Marek Reichman of Aston Martin discusses the AM37 by Carla Anselmi Marek Reichman is Chief Creative Officer and Design Director of Aston Martin and has been involved in his, and the brand’s, first ever power boat project, the AM37. When asked how it was to shift […]

The Niniette yacht, a Bugatti gem from Palmer Johnson

The Niniette yacht is the product of a meeting of minds between Bugatti, which builds the world’s fastest sports cars, and Palmer Johnson. Under licence granted by Bugatti, the latter has designed a new series of three carbon-fibre opens of between 42 and 88 feet that meld blistering performance and […]

The Nina yacht with large swathes of glazing

Hot Lab signs the 38m Nina yacht for Heesen Yachts Hot Lab set out to maximise exposure to the outside world through large swathes of glazing and expansive private owner deck space in its design for the Nina yacht, a lovely 38-metre semi-displacement for Heesen Yachts. The all-aluminium beauty’s many […]