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American Idol Icon Brings Chic to Yachting

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Aerial photograph from bow of yacht, SlipStream.  Boat is heading into the photograph, towards the bottom. Superstructure is silver.  Hull is black.

When it comes to a keen sense for talent, creativity and style, few can argue with Simon Cowell’s success.  The television and music industry mogul has helped launch the careers of dozens of entertainers, while his brutal honesty has made him a household name in America.

Amazingly, his sense of style and panache extends far beyond the entertainment industry, into the realm of the world’s newest and largest luxury yachts, as witnessed by Cowell’s own show-winning vessel, motor yacht SLIPSTREAM.

We first introduced you to American Idol Simon Cowell motor yacht  SLIPSTREAM at the 2009 Genoa yacht show. Built  by France’s CMN Shipyard, their largest yacht to date, Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM is one of the chicest crafts on the water.

Cowell’s yacht décor is a super-stylish mélange of modern and nautical, taking full advantage of the yacht’s panoramic windows. The vessel’s interiors are finished in a neo-Art Deco style combining dark ebony joinery and red leather paneling. The sun-deck is fitted with a spa, sun-pads, bar with BBQ, and al fresco dining area, and the yacht comes equipped with a cutting-edge home entertainment system including video on demand and a satellite communications center.

Like her owner, most often seen wearing a crisp, black T-shirt, the yacht presents a dramatic appearance with her gleaming black hull.

With room to accommodate up to 14 Guests, and 200 square meters of outdoor decks, expect to see this vessel hosting fellow entertainers and celebrities at events like the upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2011 and the Monaco Grand Prix.

Photograph of Simon Cowell smiling in front of a bright red backdrop. He's wearing a white t-shirt.

Cowell and his U.K.-based production company, SYCO, produces the BAFTA Award-winning show, The X Factor, which has topped the charts in England.  He also produces and judges Britain’s Got Talent.  Of course, here in the states he is best known for starring in American Idol for 9 seasons, and for serving as executive-producer of America’s Got Talent.

In a strange twist, the man who professionally judges style and talent saw his beloved superyacht placed before a jury of judges.  In October 2010, Cowell’s yacht won the prestigious ShowBoats Design Award for Best Exterior Design & Styling.

Prices onboard Simon Cowell’s yacht SLIPSTREAM  begin at 315,000 Euros per week.  To reserve prime yacht charter season dates in 2011, please click https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ and contact us now.

 

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Charteryachts Win Design Awards

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Photograph of CLOUD 9 yacht launch. She is a big white powerboat, at a dock, with streamers of flags going across her radar balls at the top of the yacht. There is a plume of colored smoke going across her bow. The colors are green, yellow, purple, and deep blue.
Charteryachts prove winners at Design Awards over private boats.

THE WINNERS

Elegant CMN Yacht CLOUD 9 was just one luxury yacht charter vessel to catch the attention of the judges at the recent ShowBoats Design Awards. Of the 10 winning private yacht entries, 6 are currently available for either Caribbean or Mediterranean yacht charter.  The newest and largest yachts in the rental marketplace improves every year, as owners push the design envelope to new heights. 
 

THE YACHT RENTAL AWARDS CEREMONY

The inaugural yacht awards ceremony took place in October at the exclusive Mar A Lago Club.  The facility is Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Florida. It was sponsored by ShowBoats International.   It began with a two-day Superyacht Design Symposium.  On the 3rd day, 350 guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails. The evening also featured a gala dinner and an awards ceremony honoring the yachting industry’s creative talents. Those talents included architects, designers, stylists, craftsmen, and innovators in yacht technologies.

ShowBoats Design Awards came about as a former part of the Boat International Media World Superyacht Awards.  They introduced a number of new categories. The jury included 4 superyacht owners, 2 naval architects, a senior yacht captain, an experienced yacht chef, and six design professionals with no links to the industry. The awards resulted from more than 200 yacht nominations. 

Joining the 60-meter charteryacht Cloud 9 on the winner’s stage were:

  • HURRICANE RUN – Best Interior Design: Displacement Motor Yacht
  • SLIPSTREAM –  along with sistership CLOUD 9 – Best Exterior Design & Styling: Motor Yacht
 

Photograph of profile of motoryacht at De Vries plant. Big white boat. Photo seems like black and white photography, but mostly because it is foggy and dark.

 

  • LIARA – Best Naval Architecture: Sailing Yacht
  • SYCARA IV – Best Naval Architecture: Motor Yacht
  • SALPERTON IV – Best Exterior Design & Styling: Sailing Yacht


THE NEXT AWARDS SHOW

The next yacht award event is the 2011 World Superyacht Awards, and it will be hosted by the editors of Boat International Media.  The awards honor the finest new vessels delivered to their owners in the past twelve months.  The award presented is The Neptune Award, or the “Oscar” of the megayacht industry.

The ceremony is scheduled for May 7, 2011, and it is attended by yacht owners from around the globe. Others who attend are influential players in the boating business.

CHARTERYACHT FINALISTS

62 finalists are in contention to receive a coveted Neptune Trophy, including the 56-meter Panthalassa and the 60-meter MARY JEAN II.

 

NOW IT IS YOUR TURN

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