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SUPERYACHT #8
Spring 2006

Article selected from our quarterly magazine dedicated to the largest and most luxurious boats with information, interviews, technical articles, images and yachting news


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THE FIRST TWO LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS ALREADY SOLD
Despite the project for the 52-metre Limited Editions being introduced only last September, in occasion of the Monaco Yacht Show, the Dutch shipbuilders Amels have already signed contracts for two of these units. The "Limited Editions" are yachts made on standard Amels platforms, a solution which allows buyers to focus on customizing details, while significantly shortening building times. The basis project consists of a modern-design motoryacht by Tim Heywood, and warm interiors, designed by Laura Sessa; nonetheless, the versatility of this Amels solution allows plenty of room for personal finishing touches. On the first of these yachts, the customer could have part of the interiors designed by an architect of his choice, while for the second, the customer asked for a wider superstructure, thus turning the yacht into a wide open. For further information: Amels; P.O. Box 84; 4380 AB Vlissingen; Konigsweg 2; 4381 NA Vlissingen; The Netherlands; tel. +31 118 485002; fax +31 118485004; website www.amels-holland.com; e-mail info@amels-holland.com.

LUXURY CHARTER YACHTS WITH MORAVIA MONTE CARLO
Moravia Monte Carlo have recently signed an agreement with a shipyard from the Chinese People's Republic for the construction of three superyacht destined to the luxury chartering market: one 54-metre and two 57-metre superyacht. For further information: Moravia Monte Carlo; 8 quai Antoine 1 ER; MC 98000 Monaco; tel. 377 92168826; fax 377 93254639; website www.moravia.mc; e-mail moravia@moravia.mc

CARLO MARCHETTI, NEW MANAGER OF "THE CREW NETWORK EUROPE"
Since January, Carlo Marchetti of The Crew Network Viareggio has officially joined the managing team of The Crew Network Europe, division of Fraser Yacht Worldwide, which deals with the management of on-board crew members. The Crew Network, which counts five offices in strategically important locations for international yachting, guarantees the availability of crew members, which are then sent wherever they are requested. For further information, please visit the website www.crewnetwork.com.

SECOND EDITION OF THE "ADMIRAL YACHTMASTER MEETING"
On November 24th, Zelig in Milan has hosted the second edition of the "Admiral Yachtmaster Meeting", an event organized by "Cantieri Navali Lavagna" for masters of yachts by CNL. Over 70 yachtmasters have taken part in the event and have been able to compare and discuss several technical issues; they have also been the guests of Cantieri Lavagna at the presentation of the new Admiral projects and of the new displacement yacht division, the Admiral Mariotti Yacht, which is the result of a joint venture with the famous Mariotti shipyard. Speaking about the birth of the AMY, CNL have appointed Maurizio Magri as Sales Manager of the Admiral Mariotti Yachts. For further information: Cantieri Navali Lavagna; via dei Devoto 197; 16033 Lavagna (GE); Italy; tel. 0185 300341; fax 0185 306601; website www.cnl.it; e-mail info@cnl.it.

IMPRESSIVE EXPANSION FOR HORIZON YACHT
Horizon Yacht, the Taiwan shipyard specialized in the production of prestigious boats over 100', have announced that among their forthcoming projects there will be a significant expansion of both their facilities and production capacity. With this project their shipbuilding area will be brought from the present 44,000 to 95,000 sqm. This will also allow shipyards to increase the size of the docks, which will reach 200 m at the end of the works. For further information, please visit: web www.horizonyacht.com.

A NEW GENERAL MANAGER FOR BURGER BOAT COMPANY
Bill Bitter has joined the Executive Team of the US "Burger Boat Company" as Vice President/General Manager. Bill Bitner was preceded by his reputation, earned thanks to his success with important companies such as "Allied Signal-Honeywell Aerospace Division" and "Rolls Royce Aerospace", of which he was Vice President/General Manager. For further information: Burger Boat Company; 1811 Spring St.; Manitowoc; WI 54220; tel. 920 6841600; fax 920 6846555; website www.burgerboat.com; e-mail info@burgerboat.com.

RODRIQUEZ CANTIERI NAVALI TWO YACHTS FOR YACHTPLUS
YachtPlus and Rodriquez Cantieri Navali have signed an agreement for two superyachts, with the option for another group of eight models. The two new 40-metre yachts will be known as YachtPlus 40 "Signature Series", and will be designed by the famous London architects Foster and Partners. This agreement has been an idea by YachtPlus, who wished to widen their range of luxury services. As a matter of fact, such collaboration will allow the Anglo Italian group YachtPlus to offer their customers a unique time-share solution. The first order, the delivery of which is expected by June 2007, will launch the fleet of these time-share yachts, which will have a maximum of eight owners, and which will be managed by Rodriquez Cantieri Navali. With this solution, the eight owners will be able to enjoy luxury yachts, crew included. They will be docked in the Mediterranean during the summer and the Caribbean in winter, thus sparing the owners the worry of management. The two YachtPlus 40 "Signature Series" will be built in the Luxury Yacht Division of Rodriquez Cantieri Navali. For further information, please visit the websites www.rodriquez.it and www.yachtplus.co.uk.

A BENETTI LAUNCHED BY ESAOM CESA
On January 28th, Esaom Cesa of Portoferraio have launched a 31.50- metre boat by Benetti. This boat was first launched in the 1960s, after being built by the Viareggio shipyard; in 2004, its complete refurbishment was entrusted to Esaom Cesa, who, as instructed by "Studio Guida" in Naples, have completely removed the interiors and part of its structures. The boat has been then completely refurbished, both internally and externally, but without modifying its original design. The upper bridge has been partly extended, while the electrics, plumbing and electronics have been modernized. For further information: Esaom Cesa; via G. Gacciò 23/25; 57037 Porto Ferraio (LI); Isola d'Elba; Italy; tel. 0565 919311; website www.esaom.it

ABILITY: THE 119TH STEEL BOAT FOR CRN
On December 17th, CRN have launched their 119th boat, a displacement 54-metre superyacht, built in steel and aluminium, called "Ability". For CRN, this new boat is the icing on the cake after a time of unprecedented market success. The figures explain the situation clearly: as a matter of fact, CRN have sold 17 boats between 30 and 72 metres in the past six months; while in the Ancona and Fano boatyards 25 yachts are being built, as well as five composite material Custom Line models and six fully-custom CRN yachts. In other words, we can visibly see the market success of the shipyard which is part of the Ferretti Group, which have had a turnover of 130,000,00 Euro in the nautical year 2005, and the value of whose production has grown from 28,500,000 in the year 2000, to the present 114,000,000; their projected turnover is expected to be of 135,560,00 Euro in 2006. Since CRN have joined the Ferretti Group in the year 2000, there has been a constant upward trend, which just last year has reached its peak with +19%. The success of these shipbuilders can be summed up by the wide choice of items on the market, ranging from displacement boats (fully custom-made in steel and aluminium) by CRN, to composite material Custom Line boats, with displacement, semi-displacement and planning boats. Moreover, there have been large investments in the development of infrastructures (about 23,000,00 Euro over five years), and an obviously successful marketing policy. For further information, pleas contact: CRN; via Enrico Mattei 26; 60125 Ancona; Italy; tel. 071 5011111; fax 071 200008; website www.crn-yacht.com; e-mail info@crn-yacht.com.

PERINI NAVI CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF ROSEHEARTY
Perini Navi have recently launched their "Rosehearty" SY, the third model of the 56-metre ketch designed by this Viareggio shipbuilders in collaboration with Ron Holland Design. "Rosehearty", just like its sisters "Burrasca" and "Santa Maria", has been optimized to give high performance whilst sailing. This is thanks to the wide sail area and to a displacement of 486,000 kg, mainly due to the abundant use of aluminium both in the hull and the superstructures. These factors have also helped contain the weight of the two carbon fibre booms (made for the first time by Perini Navi themselves), thanks to a new special facility in their Viareggio shipyards. The 56-metre "Rosehearty" is characterized by an unmistakeable Perini Navi exterior design, and interiors which originally combine nautical and contemporary elements. For further information: Perini Navi; via M. Coppino 114; 55049 Viareggio; Italy; tel. 0584 4241; fax 0584 424200; website www.perininavi.it; e-mail info@perininavi.it.

CODECASA A NEW SHIPYARD IN VIAREGGIO
The expansion of their range of products, as well as the several recently finalized sale contracts, have led Codecasa shipyard to increase their production structures by opening another facility, their fourth, in the docks of Viareggio. The new yard will exclusively build products from their "Open" range, which presently counts the models Codecasa 35s and Codecasa 41s, the former of which will be completed before spring 2007; while the year 2006 will see the launch of the second Codecasa 51 and of a Codecasa 62. Both yachts are to be delivered during the summer. The shipbuilders will then start the production of the new Codecasa 43 and of the first Codecasa 65, the delivery of which is expected in spring 2008. For further information: Cantieri Navali Codecasa; via Amendola; 55049 Viareggio; Italy; tel. 0584 383221; fax 0584 383531; website www.codecasayachts.com; e-mail info@codecasayachts.com.

ISM SEMINAR THE FUTURE OF SUPERYACHTS
On March 15th and 16th, Boscolo Park Hotel in Nice, France, will host the ISM Seminar "The Future of Superyachts", a conference whose main aim is to help service providers meet middlemen in this field. The conference will target the legal, financial and management aspects involved in the world of superyachting, and will be attended by an international audience of lawyers, builders, brokers, finance companies, advisors, providers and managers. For further information, please visit: www.quaynote.com, or request a brochure by e-mailing info@quaynote.com.

RODRIQUEZ YACHTS FIVE YACHTS SOLD IN THE STATES
Rodriquez Yachts, designers and builders of large luxury yachts, a new business field where the Rodriquez Group (Immsi Group) can exploit the significant synergies from all the companies it manages, have entered the American market by selling five boats in a short lapse of time. In the US market, Rodriquez Yachts will introduce the "Sport" and "Widebody" lines, derived from the Conam range, as well as the "Custom" and "Collezione di Rodriquez Yachts" lines, for boats ranging from 14 to 50 metres. The models, exhibited at the Miami Fair and introduced in the American market, will be called Rodriquez Yachts 500 Sport, 600 Sport and WB and 800 WB. Wide spaces, better technology, to ensure comfort while sailing, and Italian style: such are the characteristics of Rodriquez yachts which have had a positive effect on American customers. From the "500 Sport", a casual and yet powerful open yacht, which, despite being the smallest of this range, is very spacious; to the "600 Sport Silver Edition", an aggressive and elegant yacht; to the "800 WideBody", which embodies the concept of a full beam boat, and which has become a design philosophy for Rodriquez, the same philosophy we can find in the 38-metre Custom. Marco Ragazzini, Managing Director of the Rodriquez Group, has declared: "We are very proud of our entry in the American market. We believe that high-technology and wide interiors spaces, which have always been a characteristic of Rodriquez yachts, can be a determining factor in this market". For further information, please visit www.rodriquez.it.