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Autumn 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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Following her launch in June 2005, the 56.64 metre ketch "Adèle" belonging to the Vitters Shipyard, was invested with the "Best Sailing Yacht Over 40 metres" prize at the Monaco Boat Show. This is a sought after accolade to be given to a boat which has proven to reach the required high standards of innovation, technology, engineering, construction and design. "Adèle" also received last April the "Boat International Sailing Yacht Performance" prize. For further information please visit our web site

Canados shipyards has recently launched its second version of the new 110' footer line, an elegant long range cruiser of 33 metres characterized by the quality of its construction and standards of finish we have learned to recognize as the meticulous work of the Canados craftsmen. The new 110', equipped with a planing fibre- glass hull, offers a different lay-out compared to the first one out. It was thought out by the styling department and technical staff to satisfy the owner's different requirements. The external lines, largely unchanged, are undoubtedly Canados with their extensive glass panelling enhancing the brightness of the interiors. The yacht is geared for long non-stop voyages and is hence equipped with all on board comforts and two 2,450 HP MTUs, with a V-Drive inverter, which propel it to a cruising speed of 25 knots, with a range of 500 nautical miles. For further information please contact: Canados; via dell'idroscalo; 00121 Roma; tel. +39 06 56339732; fax +39 06 56037581; web site; e-mail

CCYD, is a historical shipyard specialised in building super sailing yachts which can boast numerous international prizes. Among the many we'd like to recall, for one, when the 120' "Marina Uno" was launched at the end of the '80s.The shipyard's success in meeting its objectives and development programme is largely due to the continuity of the business founded by Giancarlo Padoan and managed later by his family. Speaking of the founder we'd like to remember that among the many inventions of which he was certainly the forefather, there is also the watercraft which he had created as a result of personal research in times which can't be subject to suspicion. We may, naturally, consider that project as a means of broadening his horizons away from his main interest which was, nonetheless, always addressed to large sailing vessels. One of the elements that CCYD has always been proud of is that of having forged the best of Italian tradition and advanced technology into building reliable yachts. CCYD has now become the primary company of a group which also encompasses ML Boatworks, headed by Marco Landi, responsible for "Brasil 1's" third place in the Volvo Ocean Race with Torben Grael at the helm. Trintella Yachts, specialised in making 40' to 60' ocean sailing cruisers has also become part of the group. The merger between CCYD specialised in top quality large custom made yachts, ML Boatworks capable of making technically advanced boats and Trintella Yachts renown for its prestigious semi custom made classic or modern boats, witnesses the creation of a group capable of meeting every type of request in the super sailing yacht market niche whether these are for enduring regattas or cruisers. Naturally, the new group can also meet the most demanding expectations with regard to absolute quality and technologically advanced projects. CCYD is thus embarking upon a new season which will not however jeopardize the philosophy and experience that has enabled it to attain worldwide esteem. In "Superyachts" next issue we'll be able to continue the story and look at what the future will have in store for this new important versatile group which is however homogeneous in its production philosophy. Further information may be had on its history and on the projects underway by visiting the following web site

The razzmatazz of the Monaco Yacht Show which is entirely organized for the benefit of Superyachts is the chosen venue to present AMY (Admiral Mariotti Yachts) to the general public. The Company, founded last October for the purpose of building a new line of steel hulled displacing yachts, is shared with "Cantieri Navali Lavagna" and "Mariotti" of Genoa and will be marketed with the "Admiral' brand. AMY's stand will be in the area allocated to yachts over 50 metres, where the Company will be introducing the Admiral 54 designed by Luca Dini and currently under construction. AMY will also be present at the "Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes" in September as well as attending the International Boat Show in Genoa in October. For further information please contact: Cantieri Navali Lavagna; via dei Devoto 197; 16033 Lavagna (GE); tel. +39 0185 300341; fax +39 0185 306601; web site; e- mail

Couach Shipyards have launched two interesting novelties namely, the 3300 Fly, which is an evolution of the 2800 Open, and the 2100 Open called Pensacola. The former is a typical Fly motor yacht characterized by ample space below fitted and decorated with substantial use of block teak and leather panelling. There have been three orders already for the Fly which thanks to the combination of inner space and five cabins proves to be ideal for Charters. The second novelty, the 2100 Open Pensacola, is characterized by the widespread use of light coloured fine timber which enhances the brightness of the interiors of this yacht capable of reaching speeds of over 30 knots thanks to its twin MAN 12V CRM 1.360 HP engines. For further information please contact: Couach; Rue de l'Yser; 33470 Gujan-Mestras; France; tel. +33 (0) 556223555; fax +33 (0) 556660820; web site; e-mail

JFA Shipyards has recently launched a 138 foot Escort Vessel which began construction in 2004. The yacht was produced in conjunction with Dick Young Designs and Vripack Yachting International in accordance with Lloyd's Register and MCA regulations. The Escort Vessel has a steel made hull and aluminium super structures and its interiors may host 12 people including the owner as well as a crew of 11. Despite the fact that Dick Young took inspiration from the working vessels of the 30s for his design of this motor yacht of over 42 metres, both interior and exterior spaces compare favourably to those on any oceanic cruiser. Propelled by twin Caterpillar engines of 720 HP each, the Escort Vessel reaches a cruising speed of 13.5 knots allowing it to voyage non-stop for over 5400 nautical miles. For further information please contact: JFA; Quai des Seychelles; 29900 Concarneau; France; tel. 33 (0) 298604948; fax 33 (0) 298604940; web site; e- mail

Fincantieri has won a contract for the construction of a super yacht of over 130 metres in length, due to be delivered in 2010. The yacht, which will be developed over seven decks, will be built to maximum SOLAS class specification, this being the international safety standards directive for passenger transport in the merchant navy sector. It will be produced in the Muggiano shipyard in La Spezia, just where surface ships and submarines are currently built for the Italian Navy. The design of the yacht has been entirely developed by the Fincantieri Yachts team, who took inspiration from an innovative if not revolutionary design by Espen Oeino carried out on the owner's behalf. The basket full of novelties will also include a hangar on board and two helipads, the yacht will also host a submarine, a large sea-water swimming pool which will be big enough to receive tenders and their like. Interiors totalling 2700 square metres by Pascale Reymond Langton Design, will complete the operation. For further information please contact:

The Supervisory Board of Deutz AG announced the election to president of Giuseppe Vita at the General Meeting held on the 22nd of June.

The new 52 metre ketch designed by Sparkman & Stephens will be built by RMK Yachts in Tuzla, Turkey. Redman Whiteley Dixon for the interiors and Paul Johnson of Marine Design & Consultancy, the English company that recently contributed to the completion of Marbella V, both of which were also involved in designing this unusual ketch offering classical solutions, such as the hull design which recalls the older Sparkman & Stephens, and totally avant-garde ones, such as a vast superstructure to include the pilothouse. The ketch will be 52 metres long by 10.30 metres wide, displacing about 405 tons with a sail plan of some 999.10 square metres. For further information please visit our web site:

Last June the ISA Shipyard launched M/Y Sun Glider, the third version of the successful 120 series. It is a planing yacht of 36.40 metres in length fibreglass made and designed in collaboration with Andrea Vallicelli and Cristiano Gatto respectively taking care of the exterior and interiors. The lower deck lay-out comprises four double cabins with en-suite bathrooms whereas the main deck sports an originally designed owner suite on two levels and a 180° view of the sea. The lower of the two levels hosts the bathroom whilst the upper accommodates the sleeping area. The common areas feature the main saloon which thanks to its stern sliding doors blends-in nicely with the cockpit which in turns allows access to both the "beach area" and sundeck. The Sun Glider was designed in conformity to the latest MCA safety regulations. For further information please contact: ISA Produzione; via Mattei, 14; 60125 Ancona; Italy; tel. +39 071 502191; fax +39 071 50219230; web site; e-mail

Since "Matoka“ma", the first Jongert 2700M to be built, to date, the semi-custom dutch ship yard has enjoyed considerable success reaching five contracts completed with the "Vivid", "Sea Rose Star", Annabelle" and "Ithaca", the last being under construction together with model number six which has been sold just recently. Since we are talking about semi-custom yachts, each one stands out for different reasons, especially the last one sold which is fitted with a twin wheel and a sliding roof for the deck-house and sun deck areas. For further information please contact: Jongert BV; Kluisgat 1; NL-1771 MV Wieringerwerf; tel. +31 227 542544; fax +31 227 541246; web site; e-mail

Last June, Hydromar began distributing its products directly without therefore relying on any external importers or distributors. The dutch company thus hopes to improve feedback and cooperation with the ship yards it also supplies with semi-custom built products. For further information please visit:

Perini Navi have successfully ended sea trials for the new and by now famous "Maltese Falcon", the 88 metre yacht with square sails recently launched by the Turkish shipyard Yildiz Gemi di Tuzla. The "Maltese Falcon" proved the efficiency of its rigging by reaching a speed of 10 knots with nearly 16 of wind close-hauling up to an angle of 38°. Furthermore, as these were the first serious tests for the "Maltese Falcon", not all sails were unfurled thus promising even greater performances to those offered in the Bosphorus, in later trials. For further information please visit

Palma de Mallorca will host as of the 11th to the 14th of October the tenth edition of the Super Yacht Cup. Over 70 sailing vessels over 24 metres, built by the most important shipyards on the market, will be there to regatta from all over the world. The past competition fielded yachts as prestigious as "Adele" produced by Vitters Shipyard, the 29 metre Jongert "Scorpione dei Mari" and Frers's 42 metre "Rebecca".

The Dutch ship-yard Hakvoort has presented its BN243 "Atlantis" project, a displacing motor yacht developed with the valuable contribution of Glade Johnson and Diana Yacht Design. It is in fact a leisure yacht of 47.63 metres fitted with a number of living spaces both below and above deck contributing to enjoying maximum comfort during difficult voyages. Cabins offering a total of ten births make "Atlantis" also interesting for owners who wish to wish to offer their boats for charter. For further information please visit:

Portofino Servizi Turistici, is a company constituted last October by the Administration offices of the Portofino Borough Council with a precise mandate in its statutes: to promote the area and develop territorial marketing through the direct management of tourist harbours. It has recently sold off 51% of its share capital to "Società Gestione Eventi" now new partners to "Portofino Servizi Turistici" having won the specific tender and clearly wishing to continue the "mission" by reaching the latter's targets through commitment, enthusiasm and managerial skills. The company objectives for the "new" Portofino Marina are: encourage demand through specifically aimed marketing exercises vis- à-vis yacht brokers; broaden and better, the quality and quantity of services offered; offer mooring management and planning services to cruising ships wishing to stay in Portofino for the season, such as acting as Security Managers for their Tenders thus respecting the regulations currently in force regarding International safety rules (ISPS); study new ways to generate business during the low season winter months; study solutions that may encourage owners to spread their mooring requirements over the year thus reducing seasonal bookings; plan investments in infrastructures over the whole territory; hire qualified entities to offer the required services or train and such know how locally. In depth information will be duly given in the next issue of Super yacht. For further information: Portofino Servizi Turistici; piazza Martiri dell'Olivetta, 23/1; 16034 Portofino; Italy; tel. +39 0185 269580; fax +39 0185 267404; web site; e-mail

Dal 20 al 22 ottobre il Longcheer Yacht Club di Shenzhen, in Cina, organizza il Superyacht China, primo salone "in water" dedicato al luxury yacht a svolgersi nel Paese asiatico. L'evento, presentato lo scorso gennaio, ha riscosso consensi favorevoli sia dalla cantieristica locale sia da quella internazionale, tanto che cantieri di rinomata fama mondiale hanno aderito all'iniziativa e saranno presenti alla prima edizione del Superyacht China. Tra i grandi nomi che parteciperanno alla kermesse ci sono Sunseeker, Ferretti, Princess, Cavendish White e Plasticel. Per ulteriori informazioni consultare il sito web

The Vripack Yachting International Naval Architects, have designed a 127' motor yacht characterized by the presence of large informal areas as per the owner's request, and by the total absence of the integrated systems now common to most large yachts. This was the specific mandate given by the owner who wished for a "loft" like design for his yacht to include a large galley where to lunch and dine, and to do without all that technology which could ruin the pleasures of a more traditional navigation. The new yacht will be of classical design complete with a "canoe stern", it will be steel built with aluminium superstructures in accordance with Lloyd's Register of Shipping Directives. For further information please contact:

A new "Fashion 116" was launched on the 18th of July. The new 36 metre super yacht was built by the Egyptian shipyard Shama in collaboration with the Italian Fashion Yachts Group, well known on the international market for its 55 and 68 models. The new model will be available in a Sport and Super sport version which will be introduced to the public during the "Festival de la Plaisance" in Cannes. For further information:

The Marketing Manager of Amels Shipyards Victor Caminada, noted a few errors in the interview published in the last edition of Super yacht which we now wish to correct. The presentation of the Amels 212 model will take place during the Monaco Yacht Show, in Monaco and not in Munich. The shipyards in Holland are not two but one, the other, in which only the hulls are made, is in Poland. Caminada, also wishes to point out that Rob Luijendik's exact title in the company is that of Sales Manager and not "Business Manager." Our apologies to the shipyard and to our readers for the incorrect information due mainly to linguistic problems.

Presenting Trinity Yachts Mustang Sally in the Technical Characteristics section of the last edition of Superyacht, we referred to the designers responsible for the first layout of the yacht's interiors instead of naming Patrick Knowles who in fact designed the final version as shown in the published photographs.