Three mega yachts from two award-winning shipyards that keep taking our breath away
ABEKING & RASMUSSEN
This luxury yacht was built at Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany. It was delivered in 2018. Elandes can accommodate 12 guests, a crew of 24 and features an Atlantic Bow and a large swimming pool on the deck. “Walking through Elandess, no two spaces feel the same: each area has its own character, creating drama and interest at every turn”, explains designer Harrison Eidsgaard responsible for the creation of the 74.5 m M/Y Elandess.
The yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines, which bring it to a top speed of 14 knots. It has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. Styled with a profusion of striking indoor and outdoor spaces, this yacht shines from the dining and sitting rooms to the incredible Neptune Lounge – a space below waterline, arranged like an ancient theater where guests can enjoy both a submarine-like perspective while under way through windows.
Elandess was the winner of four Neptune trophies at the Boat International Awards. Since the founding of Abeking & Rasmussen in 1907, surely Elandess is one of the most remarkable models.
Things are moving fast at Oceanco. Along with M/Y Dar, Bravo Eugenia embodies the Dutch shipyard’s style. “Our approach was to maintain a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space,” said designer Dan Lenard.
Launched last November, the yacht is unique with naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects. Bravo Eugenia cruises with little resistance in the water and as a result, needs less power thanks to the single-tier engine.
The elegant interior was designed by firm Reymond Langton with light woods and lacquered surfaces, combining to create a warm, inviting environment for all on board (14 guests and 30 crew)
M/Y DAR – OCEANCO
From the same shipyard, there is the magnificent DAR, a 90-metre luxury superyacht delivered in July 2018. The model features a sporty exterior design from DeBasto Design, with fluid, organic proportions, floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe the spaces in light and incredible uses of transparency and detailing.
The interior configuration has been designed to accommodate up to 14 guests in 7 cabins. Dar features a displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure with teak decks. The yacht is also fitted with ‘zero speed stabilizers’ which work at anchor, increasing on-board comfort particularly when in rough waters.
While most shipyards face some limitations in building big, Benetti has met the challenge as demonstration of strength and launched three giga yachts over a period of just four months. It’s a global achievement that ranks among the most impressive ones in the history of yacht-building industry. These were the giants in order or delivery:
– FB277, delivered in December 2018. LOA: 107m. Built in collaboration with Imperial Yachts
– FB272, delivered in February 2019. LOA: 100m+. Hybrid. Skilled workforce from 100 suppliers.
– FB275, delivered in April 2019. LOA:108m. Fuel tank capacity of 345,000l.
5 DECADES OF WONDERFUL YACHTS
One of the world’s most glorious yacht firms, Azimut/Benetti Group celebrates its 50th birthday with a blast.
One of the great stories in the yachting world, the Azimu/Benetti Group adventure started in 1969, when Paolo Vitelli – a university student – started a charter business with a friend. The new company soon moved on to production and in 1978 the small boat AZ32 Targa became a sensation.
In 1985 the acquisition of the Fratelli Benetti yard based in Viareggio brought a new challenge to the group. The aim of providing a full range of yachts, for clients with small budgets to those with no limits, was a hard task but the work paid off with amazing results for both brands: innovations that soon were copied by competitors.
Today, the group Azimut/Benetti is one of the key players in yachting and Vitelli, who is still the president, can reflect on the success: “Keeping a step ahead, anticipating clients’s expectations, marking the trends in style – these have always been our strong points”, he said recently. “And coupled with a prudent management of the business, they enable us still to be the company of reference in the international luxury yacht sector.”
Part of this important position comes from the company’s expansion beyond yacht-building to marinas as well as to Fraser Yachts, a much-respected yacht brokerage. But lately it is the ships that define the company and the group is clearly proud of its mission to build the most beautiful, reliable, innovative yachts of the world.
NEW DEVELOPMENT AND LAUNCHES
48 S – ANVERA
Five years ago, Giancarlo Galeone and his team founded Anvera, a tech-forward design firm with the goal to create the future of life on the water. As a result, they have recently launched the 48S which allows for a maximalist experience, pairing massive outdoor spaces great power and performance and environmentally friendly efficiency. With a total length of 14.5m and a top speed of 55 knots, it is comfortable for up to 12 people.
The famous Dutch firm recently launched the 93m Lady S. Designed by Reymond Langton and styled by Michael Leach, her interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 7 rooms, including a master suite. The yacht is capable of carrying up to 29 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. The atmosphere is elegant and comfortable.
The generous deck areas play host to a wide range of amenities including an outdoor bar and ample space for lounging and relaxing. Lady S’s impressive entertainment facilities, which include IMAX cinema and areas for different sports, make her the ideal charter yacht for socializing and entertaining with family and friends.
The Italian Palumbo Group has more than twenty years of experience to go with its five shipyards spread across the Mediterranean. That’s where the most recent launch took place – the 79.9m Columbus Classic motoryacht. With a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, it is a marvel that reflects the brand’s capabilities. Dragon features a large owner’s suite with a 180-degree panoramic view.
MANGUSTA 110 – MANGUSTA
The fourth unit of the series, the 33.8-meter motor yacht was delivered earlier this year. Speed is the headline here: the two MTU 16V2000 M96L 2600 HP engines push the yacht to a maximum speed of 33 knots, keeping her stable and comfortable. Considering the design, the Mangusta 110 can cruise at low speed in fuel-efficiency mode and low-emission engines.
The exterior design is characterized by sleek and sporty lines, with interiors by Dutch designer Piet Boon, working in collaboration with Overmarine’s in-house design and decoration office. On board, up to eight guests can be housed across four staterooms, as well as a crew of five. The interior layout is characterized by large open areas and a careful balance between interior and exterior spaces, which is perfect for socializing.