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PA­LUM­BO TAKESOVER MON­DO­MA­RI­NE – Pa­lum­bo Su­pe­rya­ch­ts, Pa­lum­bo Group’s ya­ch­ting di­vi­sion has re­cen­tly an­noun­ced the ac­qui­si­tion of Mon­do­ma­ri­ne’s shi­pyard in Sa­vo­na, a real­ly im­por­tant ya­ch­ting hub ju­st one hour’s dri­ve from Mo­na­co. The ta­keo­ver wi­th a twen­ty year lea­se ob­tai­ned from the com­pe­tent bo­dy was com­ple­ted on No­vem­ber 15th la­st. This new ac­qui­si­tion fur­ther ex­pands Pa­lum­bo Su­pe­rya­ch­ts and Grup­po Pa­lum­bo’s ya­cht buil­ding ca­pa­ci­ty, as they are in eight other yards, coun­ting tho­se in An­co­na, Na­ples, Mal­ta, Mar­seil­les, Te­ne­ri­fe and Ri­je­ka and sa­les of­fi­ces in Mo­na­co. “It took us about a year to get this new ac­qui­si­tion and we firm­ly be­lie­ve in the po­ten­tial of this yard and in a brand su­ch as Mon­do­ma­ri­ne and in the yard’s geo­gra­phic si­te” says CEO Giu­sep­pe Pa­lum­bo. “We’re spe­cial­ly hap­py for this new out­co­me be­cau­se it will al­low us to con­ti­nue to fur­ther de­ve­lop new ya­cht builds, re­fi­ts and main­te­nan­ce whi­ch we’ve been doing th­rou­ghout our en­ti­re net­work”. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion:­lum­bo­su­pe­rya­ch­

ZUC­CON IN­TER­NA­TIO­NAL PRO­JECT IN THE BIG 50 – Zuc­con In­ter­na­tio­nal Pro­ject has been li­sted again in this year’s be­st Ita­lian ar­chi­tect de­si­gn stu­dios ac­cor­ding to Gau­ma­ri the on­ly re­sear­ch bo­dy dea­ling wi­th ya­ch­ts in the Coun­try.” re­pre­sen­ting top na­val ar­chi­tec­tu­re and ya­cht de­si­gn stu­dios is for us so­me­thing we’re proud of. It is al­so the re­sult of our group’s work, to whi­ch eve­ry mem­ber has con­tri­bu­ted to pas­sio­na­te­ly”, says Ber­nar­do Zuc­con who runs the stu­dio wi­th his si­ster Mar­ti­na. This de­ser­ved re­co­gni­tion is ba­sed on the re­sul­ts ob­tai­ned in 2017 and does not ta­ke in­to ac­count this year’s pro­jec­ts among whi­ch the­re’s new col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve work wi­th San­lo­ren­zo for whom Zuc­con drew up pro­ject 102 Asim­me­tri­co and the SX76 mo­tor ya­cht, the one for Pe­ri­ni Na­vi for whi­ch he pre­sen­ted the new He­ri­ta­ge ran­ge of ya­ch­ts, and the one wi­th Blue­ga­me that has al­rea­dy laun­ched the new BG42 and BG62 mo­dels. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.zuc­co­nin­ter­na­tio­nal­pro­

BE­NET­TI LAUNCHES ME­TIS AND DE­LI­VERS SPECTRE – On No­vem­ber 30th Be­net­ti laun- ched 63 me­tre full cu­stom mo­tor ya­cht “Me­tis”. The ya­cht’s ex­te­rior li­nes we­re dra­wn up by de­si­gner Gior­gio M. Cas­set­ta whi­le Ban­nen­berg & Ro­well hand­led the in­te­riors wi­th Bir­git Ot­te De­si­gn. “Me­tis” fea­tu­res an in­no­va­ti­ve con­fi­gu­ra­tion de­di­ca­ted to the sa­loon and to the ow­ner’s quar­ters whi­ch co­ver a sur­fa­ce area of 160 squa­re me­tres. “Eve­ry ti­me one of

our ya­ch­ts hi­ts the wa­ter is al­ways a mo­ment of joy to us, but in the gi­ven ca­se it is even mo­re, we’re real­ly proud of this and the ow­ner to­ge­ther wi­th Ya­cht Mo­men­ts ha­ve gi­ven us the op­por­tu­ni­ty to pu­sh our way in­to an in­ter­na­tio­nal stra­te­gi­cal­ly im­por­tant and com­pe­ti­ti­ve mar­ket su­ch as the Ger­man one. We’re ve­ry hap­py to ha­ve been on­ce again spo­ke­smen and re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of the ma­de in Ita­ly in the world”, said Fran­co Fu­si­gna­ni CEO at Be­net­ti. “Be­net­ti has pro­ven itself as being an ex­cel­len­ce in terms of qua­li­ty and re­lia­bi­li­ty eve­ry­whe­re in the world” re­spon­ded Me­tis’s ow­ner. “The yard as a who­le and the technical de­part­ment ha­ve in­ter­pre­ted eve­ry re­qui­re­ment of mi­ne per­fec­tly well. I’m spe­cial­ly sa­ti­sfied about the ow­ner ca­bin, whi­ch is so uni­que and ori­gi­nal to me and a great exam­ple of im­pec­ca­ble cu­sto­mi­sa­tion”.about ten days prior to this laun­ching Be­net­ti de­li­ve­red “Spectre” on No­vem­ber 19th la­st to her ow­ners John and Jean­net­te Sta­lup­pi who are great fans of Ja­mes Bond films. 750,000 man hours went in­to buil­ding “Spectre” whi­ch is the third su­pe­rya­cht in ten years that the Sta­lup­pi’s or­der from Be­net­ti. The ex­te­rior de­si­gn has been car­ried out by Gior­gio M. Cas­set­ta whi­le the pro­ject’s na­val ar­chi­tec­tu­re and hull was dra­wn up by Mul­der De­si­gn: For in­for­ma­tion:­net­tiya­ch­

HEESEN HAS SOLD PRO­JECT ASTER – La­st No­vem­ber Heesen Ya­ch­ts from Hol­land an­noun­ced the sa­le of Pro­ject Aster, YN 18750, whi­ch is part of the 5000 Alu­mi­nium Class. This was the third con­tract ini­tial­led in 2018 for a to­tal of 190 me­tres and 3,259 gross tons. Pro­ject Aster blends per­for­man­ce and com­fort and spa­ce wi­th lu­xu­ry re­mar­ka­bly well. The ex­te­rior li­nes are by Frank Lau­p­man from Ome­ga Ar­chi­tec­ts, whi­le the in­te­rior de­si­gn is by Cri­stia­no Gat­to from Ita­ly. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion:www.hee­se­nya­ch­

A BIG DAY AT AMER’S – La­st Sep­tem­ber 24th was an im­por­tant day for Amer Ya­ch­ts. In the cour­se of the an­nual Ge­noa In­ter­na­tio­nal Boat Show, Ser­gio Mat­ta­rel­la Ita­ly’s Pre­si­dent vi­si­ted Amer’s ex­hi­bi­ted su­pe­rya­cht. Fur­ther­mo­re that sa­me day the Ri­na (re­gi­stro ita­lia­no na­va­le) awar­ded the Amer 94 Twin wi­th Green Plus Pla­ti­num sta­tus for the in­no­va­ti­ve so­lu­tions the ya­cht pos­ses­ses whi­ch con­tri­bu­te in bet­te­ring on exi­sting en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards and re­qui­re­men­ts set by in­ter­na­tio­nal le­gi­sla­tion. The Amer 94 Twin was al­so ex­hi­bi­ted at the Can­nes In­ter­na­tio­nal Ya­ch­ting Fe­sti­val. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.ame­rya­ch­

NEWS FROM CAN­TIE­RE DEL­LE MAR­CHE – Can­tie­re del­le Mar­che laun­ched Nau­ta Air 110 “Mi­mì la Sar­di­ne” the fif­th mo­del of Nau­ta Ya­ch­ts’ for­tu­na­te se­ries de­si­gned by Ma­rio Pe­dol and Mas­si­mo Gi­no from Nau­ta Ya­cht’s Pro­ject De­si­gn team. “We’re en­thu­sia­stic about ha­ving this fa­mi­ly among our ow­ners. Their in­cre­di­ble view of the de­si­gn work and their ap­proa­ch to crui­sing and li­fe on board ma­kes them per­fect am­bas­sa­dors for CDM’S co­re bu­si­ness” says Va­sco Buon­pen­sie­re, co-foun­der and Sa­les & Mar­ke­ting Di­rec­tor. Can­tie­re del­le Mar­che has re­cen­tly an­noun­ced the ar­ri­val of a new ran­ge of ya­ch­ts na­med Flex­plo­rer, for whi­ch the­re’s a de­di­ca­ted web si­tew­ww.flex­plo­ The fir­st mo­del is a 40

me­tre steel and alu­mi­nium ya­cht whi­ch is in li­ne wi­th the yard’s po­li­cy in de­ve­lo­ping new con­cep­ts. The pro­ject na­me is 125.23 “Au­re­lia 29” it has been sold to the ow­ner of a Dar­win Class 102 “Ga­le­go” whi­ch has been sche­du­led for de­li­ve­ry at the end of the 2020 Spring sea­son. “Ha­ving a ya­cht built by CDM’S team is li­ke li­ving a per­fec­tly pro­gram­med ex­pe­rien­ce wi­th a group of friends. The at­mo­sphe­re around the pro­ject, the at­ten­tion paid to mi­nor de­tails and eve­ry team mem­ber’s de­di­ca­ted work is sim­ply in­cre­di­ble. In the pe­riod whi­ch fol­lo­wed Ga­le­go’s de­li­ve­ry, we felt a lit­tle no­stal­gic about the days spent in An­co­na ci­ty wi­th our friends from the shi­pyard. En­nio, Va­sco and Bru­no run the yard splen­did­ly and even in the mo­st de­li­ca- te mo­men­ts they ma­ke you feel sup­por­ted in the be­st pos­si­ble way said the ow­ner”.in the cour­se of the la­st few mon­ths the yard sold Pro­ject MG 129 cor­re­spon­ding to the 40.22 Ex­plo­rer mo­del and a Dar­win Class 112 this class’s lar­ge­st. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.can­tie­re­del­le­mar­

LYNX YA­CH­TS LAUNCHES THE FIR­ST YXT 24 EVO­LU­TION – Near Ni­j­kerk on Oc­to­ber 19th the fir­st YXT 24 Evo­lu­tion mo­del hit the wa­ter. Sold to an Ame­ri­can en­tre­pre­neur back in May of 2017 This sha­dow ves­sel sports at­trac­ti­ve ex­te­rior li­nes by Bernd Weel, na­val ar­chi­tec­tu­re by Dia­na Ya­cht De­si­gn whi­le the in­te­riors are by Dar­net De­si­gn. What ma­kes this ya­cht spe­cial is her stern plat­form whi­ch is de­di­ca­ted to stow se­ve­ral wa­ter toys among whi­ch the­re’s room for the ow­ner’s Land Ro­ver De­fen­der. “Wor­king wi­th this client has been a real plea­su­re” says Fi­lip­po Ros­si in char­ge of sa­les and mar­ke­ting at Lynx Ya­ch­ts. “His pas­sion for boa­ts and the sea is tru­ly con­ta­gious. He kno­ws exac­tly what use to ma­ke of his YXT and this fac­tor has con­tri­bu­ted si­gni­fi­can­tly in cu­sto­mi­sing the ya­cht at be­st. We’re real­ly proud of the re­sult ob­tai­ned whi­ch clear­ly sho­ws YXT plat­form’s de­gree of fle­xi­bi­li­ty and of the le­vels of cu­sto­mi­sa­tion we can de­li­ver”. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion:­n­xya­ch­ ANO­THER MAN­GU­STA OCEA­NO 43 HAS BEEN SOLD – The Bal­duc­ci’s ha­ve an­noun­ced the sa­le of a new ya­cht from the Man­gu­sta Ocea­no 43 se­ries, it is a th­ree dec­ker Long Ran­ge in­ter­pre­ted by Over­ma­ri­ne Group.“be­hind eve­ry sa­le the­re’s cer­tain­ly a pro­duct whi­ch works well and an ena­mou­red ow­ner”, says Fran­ce­so Fre­dia­ni Sa­les Di­rec­tor at Man­gu­sta. “The Man­gu­sta 43 is uni­que in its kind and the mar­ket is re­co­gni­sing this ex­po­nen­tial­ly”. This ya­cht is grea­tly ap­pre­cia­ted for its am­ple li­vea­ble spa­ce, con­si­de­ra­ble ran­ge and ma­xi­mum com­fort whi­ch is proof of a per­fect en­ten­te bet­ween Al­ber­to Man­ci­ni and Over­ma­ri­ne Group’s technical of­fi­ces. For fur­ther in­for­ma­­gu­sta­ya­ch­

NEWS FROM SOUTHERN WIND – Southern Wind has re­cen­tly de­li­ve­red a mi­ni­se­ries SW103, “Ki­bo­ko Tres”. The ya­cht’s na­me in Swa­hi­li means Hip­po­po­ta­mus. An SW105 “Sa­ti­sfac­tion” hit the wa­ter rou­ghly at the sa­me ti­me, this one is the third Southern Wind built for the sa­me ow­ner. “I was loo­king out for a hi­ghly per­for­ming ya­cht wi­th whi­ch to ra­ce in ma­jor in­ter­na­tio­nal com­pe­ti­tions around the glo­be open to su­pe­rya­ch­ts on­ly, but I was al­so loo­king for a pla­ce whe­re I could spend my free ti­me

on board wi­th my fa­mi­ly and well away from dai­ly com­mit­men­ts”, said the ow­ner of “Ki­bo­ko Tres”. As for per­for­man­ce, Jim Sch­mic­ker Vi­ce Pre­si­dent at Farr Ya­cht De­si­gn com­men­ted as fol­lo­ws: “The cor­rect choi­ce of the sail plan, com­pa­red to di­spla­ce­ment and sta­bi­li­ty cur­ve is the key to Ki­bo­ko’s suc­cess. Kic­king off from a pre­li­mi­na­ry con­fi­gu­ra­tion ba­sed on the SW105 then wi­th a te­le­sco­pic keel to whi­ch we ad­ded 2% mo­re can­vass and th­ree tons mo­re in the 4.5 me­tre fi­xed keel, meant ob­tai­ning 3.5% ac­crued sta­bi­li­ty and a hi­gher sur­fa­ce area of sail to di­spla­ce­ment ra­tio”. As for de­si­gn Mas­si­mo Gi­no from Nau­ta De­si­gn goes on to ex­plain: “The ow­ner wan­ted to add a few de­tails ta­ken from the SW-RP 90 ‘All smo­ke’ and to ha­ve the sa­me bright­ness in the in­te­riors we’d ob­tai­ned for that mo­ show and not to hi­de has been the on­going gui­de­li­ne con­cer­ning the in­te­riors’ de­si­gn, whe­re fur­ni­tu­re is no lon­ger built in or held in pla­ce by struc­tu­ral ele­men­ts that, has al­lo­wed us to show the ya­cht’s real sha­pe. We’ve ma­de it lighter and ha­ve sim­pli­fied things by doing away wi­th ve­neers and li­ning thus ex­po­sing the hull’s top­si­des in­ter­nal­ly and so­me bul­kheads too re­sul­ting in a ve­ry beau­ti­ful and in­no­va­ti­ve ove­rall look”. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.sws-ya­ch­

NEWS FROM HEESEN – Re­len­tles­sly work is con­ti­nuing at Heesen’s on se­ve­ral pro­jec­ts. The fir­st is Pro­ject Tri­ton wi­th the se­cond unit from the 50 me­tre Steel Class. In Sep­tem­ber la­st hull and decks we­re joi­ned to­ge­ther. Clif­ford Denn drew up the ex­te­riors for the Dut­ch yard and Rey­mond Lang­ton de­li­ve­red the in­te­rior lay­out. Pro­ject Tri­ton is a di­spla­cing mo­tor ya­cht un­der 500 gross tons wi­th an esti­ma­ted ran­ge of 3,800 nau­ti­cal mi­les at 12 kno­ts, whi­le top speed should be of 15 kno­ts. The ya­cht is sche­du­led for de­li­ve­ry by Fe­brua­ry 2020. In No­vem­ber Heesen an­noun­ced the joi­ning of hull to decks of Pro­ject Elec­tra a 50 me­tre from the 5000 class wi­th an FDHF hull and hy­brid po­wer hou­se. This unit too is be­low 500 gross tons wi­th ex­te­riors by Frank Lau­p­man from Ome­ga Ya­ch­ts and wi­th in­te­riors by Cri­stia­no Gat­to. Thanks to hy­brids, Pro­ject Elec­tra is ca­pa­ble of 16.5 kno­ts in Boo­st Mo­de, from 12-15 in crui­sing Mo­de, from 9 -12 in Econ. Mo­de. At 9 kno­ts bo­th 127 KW elec­tric en­gi­nes work alo­ne. In this la­te­st mo­de the ya­cht’s re­gi­ste­red noi­se is a me­re 46 db. Elec­tra will be de­li­ve­red in April 2020. Still in No­vem­ber Pro­ject Ca­stor’s hull and decks we­re sea­led to­ge­ther. This is a 55 me­tre Steel Class ya­cht wi­th ex­te­riors by Frank Lau­p­man from Ome­ga Ya­ch­ts and in­te­riors by Ban­nen­berg & Po­well. This is the four­th of the sa­me li­ne and sports a gross ton­na­ge of 760 GT. Built on Van Oos­sa­nen’s hull li­nes the ya­cht has an FDHF hull dri­ven by a pair of 1,000 KW MTU en­gi­nes. Ca­stor should rea­ch a top speed of 15,5 kno­ts and a ran­ge of 4,500 nau­ti­cal mi­les. De­li­ve­ry has been sche­du­led for Spring 2020. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.hee­se­nya­ch­

TIS HI­TS THE WA­TER – Lürs­sen shi­pyard in Ger­ma­ny laun­ched “Tis” a 111 me­tre to­tal­ly de­si­gned by An­drew

Win­ch De­si­gn. This me­ga ya­cht has a beam of 16.85 me­tres and six decks wi­th enor­mous vo­lu­mes. It is cur­ren­tly un­der­going rou­ti­ne sea trials and will be due for de­li­ve­ry in win­ter 2018/2019. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: www.lurs­ NUMARINE SELLS TH­REE – Tur­ki­sh yard Numarine an­noun­ced the sa­le of th­ree new uni­ts of the 26XP mo­del re­cen­tly pre­sen­ted wi­th the 32XP in the cour­se of the Can­nes Ya­ch­ting Fe­sti­val. The th­ree new uni­ts are all de­ve­lo­ped on a di­spla­cing plat­form, and will be ad­ded to the two de­li­ve­red in 2018 sold to Rus­sian, Tur­ki­sh and Midd­le Ea­stern clien­ts. Hulls #03 and #04 will ha­ve the sa­me lay­out as the pre­ce­ding two mo­dels whi­ch trans­la­tes in­to four gue­st ca­bins plus the ow­ner’s sui­te si­tua­ted amid­ships. Hull #05 will ha­ve a fif­th ca­bin along the main deck and a Ja­cuz­zi tub on the fly deck. #03 will be pro­pel­led by a pair of 560 Hp MAN die­sels li­ke the se­cond unit, whi­le the other two will be spor­ting mo­re po­wer­ful 800HP en­gi­nes. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion:

JOHN­SON YA­CH­TS DE­LI­VERS THE 112 – John­son Ya­ch­ts has re­cen­tly an­noun­ced de­li­ve­ry of its fir­st new 112, in col­la­bo­ra­tion wi­th Bill Di­xon from Di­xon Ya­cht De­si­gn. This ya­cht is en­ti­re­ly built wi­th com­po­si­tes. The Tai­wan ba­sed shi­pyard of­fers six lar­ge gue­st ca­bins for this mo­del wi­th the ow­ner’s along the main deck, whi­le the re­main­der are si­tua­ted along the lo­wer one. The ya­cht was built for an Ame­ri­can but was sold by Gil­man Ya­ch­ts in Fort Lau­der­da­le. This 112’ fea­tu­res a coc­k­pit de­vi­sed for fi­shing and a loc­ker has de­di­ca­ted spa­ce in whi­ch to stow scu­ba di­ving gear. A pair of 1,925 HP CAT die­sels can pro­pel this ya­cht up to 21 kno­ts. Mea­n­whi­le the yard is buil­ding a new 80’ whi­ch is the en­try le­vel at John­son Ya­ch­ts. To da­te eight of the­se mo­dels ha­ve been de­li­ve­red bet­ween the USA and Eu­ro­pe. The ex­te­riors for this mo­del too ha­ve been car­ried out by Bill Di­xon whi­le Ka­ren Lynn In­te­rior De­si­gn hand­led the in­te­rior lay­out and de­cor. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion:www.john­son-ya­ch­

A SYNCRO LIFT FOR PA­LUM­BO – Af­ter con­si­de­ra­ble in­vest­men­ts de­di­ca­ted to re­newing in­fra­struc­tu­res at the An­co­na shi­pyard ac­qui­red in 2016, Pa­lum­bo Su­pe­rya­ch­ts An­co­na is now fo­cu­sed on buil­ding new struc­tu­res so as to crea­te a new doc­king sy­stem ai­med at hand­ling me­ga­ya­ch­ts up to 3,300 tons. The new sy­stem kno­wn as “Syncro Lift is a Ship Lift Plat­form for 3,300 tons. It is ma­de up of a steel ba­se plat­form whi­ch is 81 me­tres long and 19 across wi­th 14 lar­ge win­ches de­si­gned to re­co­ver and laun­ch real­ly lar­ge ya­ch­ts. The who­le plant should be ope­ra­tio­nal by the end of 2019. It will be de­ployed to ex­pand re­fit­ting work and to laun­ch new ya­ch­ts up to 110 me­tres. For fur­ther in­for­ma­­lum­bo­

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