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The finalists for an international design awards program have been announced and several mega yacht charter vessels lead the pack.
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:
McMullen & Wing motor yacht BIG FISH
Holland Jachtbouw motor yacht Ninkasi (ex-CALLIOPE)
Perini Navi motor yacht EXUMA
Lürssen motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES )
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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…
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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.
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.
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.
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For years, the name Lürssen has been synonymous with some of the most luxurious, and certainly the largest yachts available for charter. Mammoth-sized vessels such as the 70 meter motor yacht MARTHA ANN and the 60 meter motor yacht HUNTRESS (x-SOLEMATES) are testaments to the 130 yr old German shipbuilder’s dedication to craftsmanship and timeless elegance.
The latest launch by the acclaimed builder is no exception. Lurssen motor yacht ACE has the distinction of being the first superyacht to splash down in 2012. She measures 87 meters, and left the company’s shipyard in Rendsburg on January 9th. Motor yacht ACE is designed by Andrew Winch Design. Her exterior is both unique and instantly recognizable.
This is the unanswered, million-dollar question. Will motor yacht ACE enter the luxury yacht charter market in 2012?
Lürssen yachts currently available for charter include the aforementioned M/Y MARTHA ANN and motoryacht SOLEMATES as well as the 60 meter motor yacht ARKLEY and the 63 meter motor yacht POLAR STAR. For more information about the “Lure of Lürssen,” contact the SailAway megayacht experts here.
According to local reports in Mexico, the crew of the 90 meter Lürssen motor yacht, ICE, assisted in a rescue operation off the coast of Cozumel in mid-February.Apparently a local dive boat was enroute with divers on board to a dive site in Playa Del Carmen known for attracting bull sharks. After taking on water in rough seas, the vessel sank, leaving all hands in the water, adrift for approximately 4 hours.
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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!
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…”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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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.