Amazing new yachts and concepts, with launches from Abeking & Rasmussen, Turquoise, Azimut and Tankoa.
Abeking & Rasmussen Aviva • CRN Cloud 9 • Turquoise Razan Azimut Grande 35M • Tankoa Vertige • Heesen Project Antares Picchiotti Heritage 45M • Bilgin 156 A&R’S new flagship
The 98.4-metre Aviva – the largest yacht built by Abeking & Rasmussen – left the German yard on her maiden cruise in May. She’s the fourth yacht launched under the Aviva name. The striking exterior is the work of Reymond Langton Design (which created the previous Aviva at Abeking & Rasmussen a decade ago), in collaboration with Toby Silverton. The blue hull and vertical bow are eye-catching features, with the shaped elements of the superstructure in metallic silver creating a strong contrast of light and shade, and taking some styling cues from automotive design. The yard says the powerful-looking hull is the result of extensive research and testing to ensure superior seakeeping, as well as a 20% reduction in drag and benefits for fuel consumption. Her top speed is 20 knots, while a hybrid drive-system allows her to run at up to 11 knots without main engines. Contact abeking.com