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Charter Yachts Dominate Design Awards Nominations

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Yacht Design Awards


AWARDS FINALISTS

The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack. 

 

SUPERYACHT SOCIETY AWARD

The International Superyacht Society has released its lists of finalists for the 2011 International Design Awards.  Four of the five nominees in the Best Power category for yachts 40 to 60 meters in length are charter vessels:

 

NOMINEES

McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH 

Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)

Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA 

Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )

 

PEER REVIEW

Based solely on peer review, the International Superyacht Society Design (ISS) Awards celebrate the finest naval architecture, design, interiors, and engineering in the newest yachts in the large yacht industry.

 

AWARD GALA

Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 at ISS’s annual International Design Awards Gala at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

 

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Designer Brings CURB APPEAL to Luxury Yachts

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Motoryacht Enigma underway, headed to the right, with waves kicking up around the yacht

Superyacht ENIGMA, unique and gorgeous rounded windows (among MANY other incredible features)

 

As every real estate agent knows – if you can’t get prospective buyers to “love” the exterior of a house, your probably won’t convince them to take a look inside.  That initial “wow” factor, known as “Curb Appeal” is critical in enticing buyers to explore, and appreciate, the entire property, inside and out.  

 
The same principle holds true for potential charterers. That first look at the exterior styling of a yacht either piques their interest, or they continue to walk the boat show docks until something clicks.
 
Perhaps no yacht designer understands this principle better than Espen Øino.  Like Gianni Versace and luxury clothing, the name Espen Øino is synonymous with contemporary naval architecture.
 

Øino (sometimes written as Espen Oeino) has created some of the modern legends in the charter marketplace, including  Lürssen yacht charter vessels 78m yacht TV (ex-MadSummer), 70m yacht MARTHA ANN, and 60m yacht SOLEMATES.

The prolific designer began his career at the Martin Francis Design Studio, where he became project manager of the legendary Eco project, now known as the iconic ENIGMA.

In 1994, after eight years working as a consulting engineer and naval architect for Martin Francis, Espen set up his own design company: Espen Øino International (EOI). The Monaco-based studio is today one of the leading designers of large custom yachts.

Espen and his team of naval architects have a client base stretching from Asia and the Far East to the USA and Central America. Recent projects to splash down are Viareggio Superyachts vessels 62m yacht CANDYSCAPE II and 62m yacht RoMa.

Current projects from the man described as “creator of some of the world’s most famous and outstanding yachts” include several high-profile Lürssen vessels, as well as two very large yachts under construction at the Fincantieri Yard in La Spezia, Italy.

Mediterranean yacht charter fans may not know Espen’s name, but chances are the yacht that first caught their eye for its elegant lines was designed by this industry icon.

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iPad App Touts Builder’s Mega Yacht Charter Vessels

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HEESEN YACHTS

Dutch builder Heesen Yachts is an innovator.  Heesen is the first Dutch shipyard to use aluminum alloy for the construction of yacht hulls.  It is a global-leader in the design, engineering and build of high performance, all-aluminum motor yachts.

iPAD SUPERYACHT APP

Heesen launched an iPad superyacht app.  First, users browse an extensive gallery of Heesen’s latest launches.  These yachts range from 37 to 65 meters.  Second, the app includes basic specifications and features of every yacht in the Heesen fleet. Finally, it includes a selection of movies and images of very latest Heesen projects.

 

COMPARE 4 YACHTS AT A TIME

In conclusion, the Heesen iPad yacht app gives info about the builder and its yachts. Users can compare up to four images at a time, and can email individual images to their friends and contacts.

 

SUPERYACHT SAMPLES

Largest yachts for charter can be accessed by the app, for example, the 2011 55-meter motor yacht QUITE ESSENTIAL.  Additionally, the 47 meter motor yacht RAASTA, and the star of the Croatia yacht charter summer season, the 47.70-meter Heesen motor yacht LET IT BE.

Look for more builders to take Heeson’s lead and introduce their own superyacht apps in the near future…

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER THAT USES iPADS

Charter the yacht that can be piloted directly from an iPad device.  P Diddy (Puff Daddy – Sean John – Sean Combs) rented the iPad-controlled motor yacht SOLEMATES, and so can you!    Contact our, “Yacht Geek Squadron” at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/ for more details on chartering your own private luxury yacht.

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Lurssen Motor Yacht Lady Kathryn V Set to Launch

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Lady Kathryn V photograph. She is underway, headed toward lower right side of photo.

LADY KATHRYN V

The latest Lürssen shipyard launch is motor yacht LADY KATHRYN V.  She is previously known as Project Coco. This yacht is the fifth in a line of boats of the same name.  Motoryacht LADY KATHRYN V succeeds a 164′  Wesport.

CONSTRUCTION

The yacht is steel with an aluminium superstructure.  LADY KATHRYN V is an evolution of the Linda Lou series.  That group of yachts began in 2006.  She is 61 meters in overall length.  She is slightly longer than her predecessors. There is no full-beam section to this deck.  The yacht then has a sleek and classic appearance. She has a unique crow’s nest above the sundeck.  The crows nest affords a panoramic view of the sea.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Adam Lay interior accommodates 12 charter guests.  The master suite is situated on the main deck.  There is a VIP stateroom on the bridge deck, and below that are four double cabins on the lower deck.


OTHER LURSSEN YACHTS

Other Lurssen yachts include motoryacht KISMET, superyacht SOLEMATES,  luxury yacht TV, and power yacht MARTHA ANN.

AVAILABILITY

In conclusion, the owner takes delivery this Summer. Lady Kathryn V will then be available for hire in the Mediterranean.  After her first winter season, she moves to the Caribbean.


HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER

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Would You Charter a Yacht in the Devil’s Triangle?

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Photograph of a beautiful sunset in the background with a UFO in the foreground of the photo. The craft is on the right side of the photo. Close up.

 

CURIOUS?

It’s funny how superstitions and “tales of the unknown” tend to quietly creep into our lives and psyches.

You are going along just fine, oblivious to things that others consider eerie or supernatural.  Suddenly, somebody (or something) plants a seed in your mind, and whammo – you are throwing salt over your shoulder for good luck, or giving a wide berth to the neighbors’ black cat sitting in your driveway!

 

DEVIL’S TRIANGLE

Case in Point – planning a Bahama yacht charter vacation, or as I now refer to it: chartering a yacht in the Devil’s Triangle.  Queue the creepy music and fog…

I was recently assisting a client in organizing a Lurssen yacht charter on motoryacht SOLEMATES. The gentleman wanted to take his family for a week-long adventure in the Bahamas.  We were chatting on the phone when I heard his teenage son in the background say,

Dude, I’m not down with a week in the Devil’s Triangle.  Boats go there and people get abducted by aliens and disappear forever!

The boys’ father said,  “Jeremy, you’re watching too much cable TV.  A little less Ghost Hunters and a little more studying…”  

 

CREDENCE TO SUPERSTITIONS?

I remember chuckling to myself, but when I hung up the phone, I began to wonder… is there any credence to this kid’s apprehension?

 

WHERE IS THE DEVIL’S TRIANGLE

The Devil’s Triangle is also known as the Bermuda Triangle, an area of the Atlantic Ocean bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and a point between Miami and Melbourne, Florida, in which numerous vessels and aircraft are said to have mysteriously disappeared.

Map of the Bermuda Triangle

 

FAMOUS DISAPPEARANCES

The most famous disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle include the USS Cyclops ship lost in March, 1918. In addition, a U.S. Navy aircraft squadron, Flight 19,  is said to have vanished in a green fog in December, 1945.

 

BOOKS

Scores of books have been written about the mystery of the triangle, and dozens of websites offer conjecture on who or what is responsible.  Theories abound – from the occult to extraterrestrials. 

 

WEBSITE ACCOUNTS

Some sites offer a detailed list of planes, ships, and yachts that have vanished.  It does make you wonder – how could so many boats and planes simply disappear? 

 

DEBUNKED MYSTERIES

Of course, many other books and websites detail how scientists and researchers have debunked the mysteries over the years.  It seems simple explanations, like tropical storms and pilot error, are the probable culprits for the disappearances. 

 

US NAVY and LLOYD’S OF LONDON

With science on their side, the U.S. Navy and the yachting industry pay little heed to the myths and legends. Lloyd’s of London, for example, the world’s leading market for specialized insurance, does not charge higher premiums for luxury mega yacht charter vessels transiting this heavily traveled area.

 

MAKES ME THINK

Still, I can’t get the silly notion of aliens in the Bahamas out of my head.  Not Cuban rafters, but little green aliens with antennas on their heads and ray guns in their hands. 

I’m with Jeremy, dude – I’m not “down” with the Devil’s Triangle.

 

HOW TO BOOK A YACHT CHARTER IN SAFETY


Avoid the Bermuda triangle and spend a week in paradise on a Virgin Islands yacht charter.  Contact our mythbusters, aka charter agents, HERE for more details
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Yacht Kismet II Announced As Lurssen Yacht Charter Kismet Sold

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Moran Yacht & Ship has announced the sale of the 68 meter motor yacht KISMET, a staple in the French yacht charter marketplace. Lürssen yacht Kismet was built in 2007, and features the charter-friendly layout of Espen Oeino International.

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The Mediterranean yacht charter superyacht boasts an Art Deco inspired interior by Reymond Langton Design, which includes black granite floors, mirrored ceilings, spiral staircase, and glass elevator. Talk about opulence. All baths feature Baccarat crystal and Sardinelli fixtures and fittings, and the sinks have gold leaf scrolling.
Accommodations are offered for 12 guests in 1 master stateroom, a VIP cabin, and 4 double guest cabins.
Motoryacht Kismet, will be replaced in the charter market by the new 94 meter (308 foot) Lürssen yacht Kismet II, scheduled to be available in 2014.
Other Lürssen yachts available for hire include:
Motor yacht TV (ex motor yacht Mad Summer) 
Motor yacht LADY KATHRYN V
Motor yacht MARTHA ANN
Motor yacht SOLEMATES
Motor yacht ACE
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