Roman Abramovich’s £1.5 billion Mega Yacht ECLIPSE back at Blohm + Voss for refit

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Roman Abramovich’s mega yacht Eclipse has been recently spotted at her home yard – Blohm + Voss – in Germany, where according to the Daily Mail she will undergo some renovating work. One of the world’s largest superyachts, the breath-taking 536ft long £1.5 billion motor yacht Eclipse was custom-made for the Chelsea FC owner in 2010.

Roman Abramovich's yacht at Blohm Voss, Hamburg Photo by Rex Features

Roman Abramovich’s yacht at Blohm Voss, Hamburg Photo by Rex Features

French architect Hermidas Atabeyki has superbly penned the striking Eclipse yacht. She boasts stylish and elegant interiors by Terence Disdale Design studio and Greenline Yacht Interiors, which can sleep up to 34 guests in maximum luxury and comfort.

Roman Abramovich with his wife aboard Mega Yacht Eclipse

Roman Abramovich with his wife Photo credit to XPXEP/Xclusive Plx

Luxury yacht Eclipse boasts all the amenities of a Mega Yacht, including a cinema, two swimming pools, two helicopter pads, around 30 cabins, a mini-submarine, and even a missile defence system, in addition to conference facilities, children’s playroom, beauty salon, dance floor and sauna.

Feadship launched Luxury Superyacht KISS on Valentine’s Day

Posted in Motor yacht, New Launches, Private Yachts, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2015 by luxuryyachts

What better day to choose for a launch of a beautiful 46m superyacht called KISS than the 14th of February, a.k.a the Valentine’s Day! Feadship announced the launch of motor yacht KISS this weekend and revealed that the story behind KISS yacht is linked in a number of ways to the multi-award winning 46,22 superyacht COMO, launched in 2014.   

Here’s what Feadship said in regard to the launch:

“With yachts like Como and Kiss, we are effectively building a sporty type boat around our average size of over 15 years ago, but now with all the know-how and intelligence Feadship has developed,” De Vries explains. “This facilitates a clever approach to high-end production, one which remains entirely custom while keeping the costs of a Feadship of this size within the bounds of reason.”

Motor yacht KISS - Image credit to Feadship

Motor yacht KISS – Image credit to Feadship

Half a year after signing the contract for Como yacht, architect and designer Ed Dubois came to Feadship with another client. “Ed was highly appreciative of the way that the Feadship yards work with outside designers as well as the in-house naval architects at Feadship De Voogt,” De Vries continues. “Even though Como and Kiss have similar looks they are very different yachts. Most if not all yards would have taken a platform approach based on Como’s hull, offering the client a discount for the reduced amount of engineering. That’s not how Feadship does things.

“The owner of Kiss required a more conventional speed of 16 knots (Como is 19), so she has a different power plant. And while Como is a sports boat with an open top deck, Kiss has a complete master penthouse on the upper deck. This obviously added both volume and weight to the yacht, hence requiring a revised lines plan. Make no mistake, these are two different Feadships.”

Where super yacht Kiss did benefit from the Como project was Feadship’s enhanced ability to standardise not the product but the process. Successfully incorporating the production methods and the majority of engineering phases used on Como made Kiss cost-effective in production while still resulting in an entirely bespoke superyacht.

Kiss superyacht is also the most complex object ever to have been metallically painted, featuring a stunning metallic black hull with a red stripe on the waterline. This was another specific request by the client and required Feadship to develop special mixing machines and electrically-charged spray guns in order that all the metallic flakes would be in perfect order.

The interior of Kiss yacht is from the boards of Redman Whiteley Dixon and features a stark, crisp look. Mark Whiteley and Toby Ecuyer started together, Toby and Douglas Hynd completed the design work. “They did a fantastic job on Kiss,” adds De Vries.“It is never easy to take over an interior design project once underway and, on behalf of Feadship, I would like to say how impressed we are again with RWD’s work.”

The powerful and purposeful exterior Dubois profile, with its large bulwark window measuring some 6.5 metres in width, generates a sporty ambience. A sense of openness is enhanced by the giant doors adjacent to the main entrance, which slide out three metres either side. All this combines to bathe the restfully austere interior in natural light, making for a genuinely soothing experience.

The complete owner’s deck – an unusual feature for a yacht under 50 metres – makes the most of both the volume and interior space. An aluminium-plated sun roof opens up to add to the light interior vibe. More al fresco-like pleasures include a sun deck with Jacuzzi and a transom swim platform with swim ladder and underwater platform.

Motor yacht Kiss also features superior accommodation for eight guests in four suites as well as four crew cabins, a staff room and a captain’s cabin positioned near the raised pilothouse.

Technical specs

Type: Twin screw motor yacht, aluminium hull and superstructure

Length overall: 46.40m 152’3”

Beam overall: 9.00m 29’6”

Draught (loaded): 2.28m 7’6”

Fuel capacity: 51,000 litres 13,473 US Gallons

Fresh water capacity: 16,000 litres 4,227 US Gallons


Naval Architect: Dubois Naval Architects

Exterior styling: Dubois Naval Architects

Interior design: Redman Whiteley Dixon


Main engines: 2x Caterpillar C32 / 895 kW @ 1800 rpm

Generators: 2x Caterpillar 6.6 – 2x 125 kW – 1500 rpm

Stabilizers: Quantum zero-speed stabilizers


Owner: The upper deck is devoted to the owner, stateroom situated here with prominent views around the whole yacht.

Guests: VIP stateroom on the main deck and four guest cabins on the lower deck. All of the guest accommodation is ensuite.

Crew: Four crew in two crew cabins; two in captain’s cabin, two in engineer’s cabin. Storage rooms, laundry, galley and crew mess on lower deck, twin staff

Palmer Johnson World Yacht

Posted in Motor yacht with tags , , , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by luxuryyachts

Palmer Johnson has now introduced a 82 meter Ice Class superyacht design – Palmer Johnson World – a new design concept which combines the ability to cruise in remote destinations with exceptional sea keeping capabilities, in a variety of demanding conditions, otherwise know as an expedition style yacht. Of course the private yacht luxury and elegance of the highest level will remain available to guests in this large and impressive expedition style superyacht. The new yacht is the Palmer Johnson World superyacht with an article found here at


Italian designers Nuvolari and Lenard have created a concept for the six deck interior and exterior living areas that is to a high level of comfort and luxury – the Palmer Johnson World superyacht.


The luxury motor yacht contemporary emphasis on a healthy and balanced active living and as such there is the ample use of large open spaces and extensive panoramic sea views.

Alloy Yachts launches 52m luxury sailing yacht Mondango

Posted in sailing yacht with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 19, 2008 by luxuryyachts
luxury yacht mondango

luxury yacht mondango

Alloy Yachts (from New Zealand) and Dubois design (England) has once again teamed up to create another very significant large sailing superyacht.  Her interior design is by Reymond Langton and features contemporary styling utilising oak wood and macassar ebony timbers. Mondango is the fifth yacht over 50m built by Alloy Yachts and she was launched on Thursday, 18 September 2008 in Auckland. She has a beam of 10.2m (33.5ft), draws 4.9m (16.1ft) and a displacement of 350 tonnes. She is built to Lloyds Classification and the Large Commercial Yacht Code LY2.

The 52m (170ft) flybridge ketch riged luxury sailing yacht Mondango built for an international businessman and his wife. Mondango is another successful Dubois Naval Architects design and her her dark blue hull is similar to the recent sailing yacht Red Dragon. Another difference between the two recent yachts is the ketch configuration (2 masts) which makes the yacht ideal for long distance cruising.

Also her superstructure extends further aft, creating a large cockpit area, and her side windows and the curved rear window of the cockpit open and close at the touch of a button allowing the cockpit to be climate controlled, or open to the sea breeze.

Mondango was launched in the traditional way with champagne across the bow and then made its way under the control of two tugs from the yard to the Viaduct Basin in Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour. In the following weeks, the carbon fibre Southern Spars masts were stepped and engine and sailing trials were undertaken.

Sails are by North Sails and are handled by 18 captive and eight vertical winches, all of which were designed and built by Alloy Yachts. The triple headsails furl on Reckmann furlers.

The main engine is a 3412D 1200hp caterpillar and she is fitted with two 90kw Northern Lights generators.

New 57m Superyacht HALO splashes at Feadship following her Owner’s Exceptional Charter Experience aboard HELIX Yacht

Posted in Motor yacht, New Launches, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Charters, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , on August 25, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The brand new 57-metre superyacht HALO splashed at Feadship’s Kaag facility over the weekend. The owner of the striking HALO yacht commissioned the build following his exceptional charter experience aboard Feadship luxury yacht HELIX, now known as M/Y MEGAN.

Feadship super yacht HALO at launch

Feadship super yacht HALO at launch

Boasting eye-catching exterior styling by Eidsgaard Design, motor yacht HALO features distinctive beautiful curvature, including silver metallic arches running from the bridge and up over the sundeck. Among her special amenities belong bespoke deck spaces, including an exceptionally generous sundeck, with a Jacuzzi and enclosed mooring deck with a helicopter platform.

Unique 50m Motor Yacht VICA by BENETTI

Posted in Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders with tags , , , on August 20, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Measuring 50 meters in length, the well sized and unique motor yacht VICA represents the first BENETTI vessel built using two different techniques: the hull is in fiberglass, while the superstructure is in aluminum. Luxury yacht VICA thus offers complete comfort and flexibility, meeting the client’s different customizing needs, thanks to a concept of flexible moulding.

Super yacht VICA from above - Photo by Thierry Ameller

Super yacht VICA from above – Photo by Thierry Ameller

The perfect vessel for the Mediterranean, superyacht VICA provides generous open air spaces, including a large open deck astern, and forward with the upper deck and a huge sun deck. In addition, she offers the latest in on-board comfort and can comfortably sleep her guests in the lavish owner’s apartment on the main deck with a large study and a full beam cabin, as well as an exclusive private terrace, and four guest suites, all positioned on the lower deck.

Luxury yacht VICA - Cabin - Photo by Thierry Ameller

Luxury yacht VICA – Cabin – Photo by Thierry Ameller

The highlights of the upper deck aboard VICA yacht are the open air spaces: while the stern deck is quite spacious, the foredeck is exceptionally  spacious, with an enormous divan and two chaise lounges next to the Jacuzzi. The sun deck features a second Jacuzzi surrounded by a large sunbathing area, a luncheon table and a bar with barstools, and there is even another leisure area that can be easily transformed into a touch and go helipad pad. The striking VICA simply has it all!

141M Giga Yacht YAS underway in France

Posted in Giga Yacht, Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht Photos with tags , , , , on August 5, 2015 by luxuryyachts

Take a glimpse at the voluminous and eye-catching 141m giga yacht YAS underway in the South of France. Spotted by photographer Julien Hubert, motor yacht YAS was launched by the Abu Dhabi-based shipyard ADM in 2011. She currently ranks as the 8th largest superyacht in the world.

ADM Swift 141 mega yacht YAS underway - Photo by Julien Hubert

ADM Swift 141 mega yacht YAS underway – Photo by Julien Hubert

Beautifully designed by Pierrejean design, mega yacht YAS is based on the hull of a former navy frigate. She can sleep an incredible number of 60 guests in supreme comfort and luxury. In addition to deluxe accommodation, YAS also features an automatic stern platform, huge outdoor pool and spa, a helipad, a highly-sophisticated audio-visual entertainment system, a garage for water toys, as well as door made of carbon-fibre functioning as a boarding or swim platform.

In anticipation of her unusual speed for a yacht of this size, superyacht YAS was first appropriately named Swift 141. In fact, this impressive vessel can reach an amazing top speed of 26 knots, and can comfortably cruise at 20 knots, thanks to modern diesel power and variable-pitch propellers.

Majestic 46m Sailing Superyacht ELFJE by Royal Huisman

Posted in sailing yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers with tags , , , , on August 4, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The majestic sailing superyacht ELFJE is a beautiful and elegant 46m ketch, built by the prestigious Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman last year. The word ‘elfje’ in Dutch means ‘fairy’, and luxury yacht ELFJE indeed represents one of the most magical sights on the high seas.

46m super yacht ELFJE by Royal Huisman under sail

46m super yacht ELFJE by Royal Huisman under sail

Superbly penned by Hoek Design, luxury yacht ELFJE is a yacht of beautiful, traditional sailing aesthetics combined with the latest technology and materials. Her functional and elegant interiors were created by Redman Whiteley Dixon. One of the many remarkable features aboard ELFJE includes the Plexiglas saloon table that goes through the hull and enables guests to see marine life glide by.

Breath-taking 140M Mega Yacht OCEAN VICTORY spotted in Auckland

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht Photos with tags , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The breath-taking mega yacht OCEAN VICTORY was spotted at Wynyard Quarter Marina in Auckland last week. At 140m in length, superyacht OCEAN VICTORY represents the ninth largest yacht in the world, and the largest superyacht that has ever visited Auckland in New Zealand. Would you like to see this beauty LIVE? She is expected to stay in the city until mid-September.

140M Mega Yacht OCEAN VICTORY in Auckland - Photo by Brett Phibbs and NZ Herald

140M Mega Yacht OCEAN VICTORY in Auckland – Photo by Brett Phibbs and NZ Herald

Spreading over seven generous decks, the striking 140m motor yacht OCEAN VICTORY was launched by the Italian builder Fincantieri last year. Espen Oeino was responsible for her sophisticated exterior design, while her stylish and elegant interiors were created by Alberto Pinto.

One of the world’s most advanced superyachts in terms of safety and technology, luxury yacht OCEAN VICTORY hosts an on-deck jacuzzi, six swimming pools, a gym, a helipad and a helicopter hangar, as well as a movie theatre and a beauty salon, to name but a few.

Successful first sea trials for all-new 85m Sailing Superyacht AQUIJO by OCEANCO and VITTERS

Posted in Mega Yacht, sailing yacht, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht Photos with tags , , , , , , , on July 14, 2015 by luxuryyachts

The all-new 85m sailing yacht AQUIJO successfully completed her first sea trials in the North Sea over the weekend. She was spotted by Dutchmegayachts, while returning to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Sailing superyacht Aquijo on the New Waterway near Rotterdam – Image by Dutchmegayachts

Sailing superyacht Aquijo on the New Waterway near Rotterdam – Image by Dutchmegayachts

Luxury mega yacht AQUIJO is a breath-taking all-aluminium ketch-rigged vessel, representing a joint venture of OCEANCO and VITTERS – two world renowned Dutch shipyards. Her hull was built by Oceanco’s subcontractor Zwijnenburg, and superstructure by Aluship.

Aquijo superyacht – front view – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Aquijo superyacht – front view – Photo by Dutchmegayachts

Ideal for long range world-wide cruising and with long-time independence from shore, superyacht AQUIJO features both naval architecture as well as exterior design by Bill Tripp. Her stylish interiors by Dolker & Voges will comfortably sleep up to 12 guests, plus a complement of 18 on board.

Brand new 69m Tankoa Mega Yacht SUERTE to debut at Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Posted in Mega Yacht, Motor yacht, New Launches, Superyacht, Yacht Builders, Yacht Designers, Yacht events with tags , , , , , , , on July 8, 2015 by luxuryyachts

This year’s prestigious Monaco Yacht Show will be marked by the eagerly awaited debut of the brand new 69m (227’) mega yacht SUERTE, launched by the Italian shipyard Tankoa Yachts earlier this week. Luxury motor yacht SURTE will undoubtedly attract plenty of visitors during the Show, also thanks to her gorgeous sauna with sea views, a waterfall leading into a glass-bottomed swimming pool and 900-litre aquarium positioned in the main saloon.

Tankoa S693 mega yacht SUERTE at launch

Tankoa S693 mega yacht SUERTE at launch

Tankoa S693 superyacht SUERTE is a striking ‘eco-friendly’ vessel, built to RINA’s Green Plus certification. Her stylish interiors by Margherita Casprini provide comfortable accommodation to up to 12 guests in 6 beautiful cabins, including a lavish master suite, two VIP staterooms, two double staterooms and two convertibles.

Tankoa S693 luxury yacht SUERTE is believed to be available for rent later this year. She is due to be delivered to her new Owner in mid-August.


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