IYC Sells 45m Superyacht Ouranos

IYC Sells 45m Superyacht Ouranos

The 45m Tecnomar superyacht Ouranos is the latest sales announcement from global brokerage house IYC, a fully customised yacht with understated design and expert construction.

Broker Michel Chryssicopoulos represented both buyer and seller in the sale, and introduced a new owner to a pedigree yacht from the Admiral Tecnomar Group.

Part of the Nadara series, Ouranos is a semi-displacement hull, achieving speeds of 24 knots but also stable, safe and comfortable for crossing journeys.

The interior of Ouranos offers incredible amounts of space, with six suites and clean, elegant and contemporary styling throughout. Due to this layout, Ouranos is one of the most successful charter yachts in the IYC fleet and this - after being renamed Ipanemas - is where she will remain.

This is the most recent superyacht sold by IYC in recent months - the portfolio of which includes the 55m Serenity and the 52.1m Gravitas.

The 45 metre superyacht Ouranos

A Gourmet Tour of Capri On Board Charter Yacht Nafisa

A Gourmet Tour of Capri On Board Charter Yacht Nafisa

Touring the Amalfi Coast on board a yacht is one of the more sophisticated experiences on the water. We take a closer look at the Italian Riviera and look at the growing popularity of gourmet tourism in Capri, heading from deck to shore to sample the finest restaurants in the region.

Flying Charter, experts in the Italian way of life on the water, introduced us to Nafisa - a 34 metre yacht with classic ‘gentleman’ style - the itinerary of which, is an ideal example of Italian gourmet travel. 

An island surrounded by deep blue waters, Capri holds some of the world’s best chefs and most historic restaurants from small pied dans l’eau eateries to huge Roman-style villas.

To inspire a gourmet journey of your own, we’ve compiled a list of Flying Charter’s most recommended restaurants to visit when spending time on board a superyacht in Capri.

Paolino Lemon Tree
Moonlit evenings have an even more bewitching power here, where you can live magical moments witnessed by a host of celebrities who have contributed to the success of this enchanting place, “under Paolino Lemon Trees.” Set in a wonderful lemon garden, Paolino serves only the very best products. The same attention has been given to the selection of wines, fresh fish and outstanding meat.

Il Riccio
Dating back to the 1950s, O’Riccio is a sea-edge fish restaurant nestled between the rock and the sea, just a few metres away from the legendary Blue Grotto. This restaurant was the happy hangout in the 1960s for people like Jackie Kennedy and Aristotle Onassis. Homage to the region’s maritime tradition is paid with fresh fish and shellfish. Guests can eat, sunbathe and swim. The restaurant is easily accessible both by car and by boat.

Rendezvous at the Quisisana Hotel
Dark wood panelling, cabinets filled with prestigious vintages, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Capri’s boutique-lined Via Camerelle: the dining room of Grand Hotel Quisisana’s Rendez-Vous restaurant. Open all day long, this intimate restaurant is particularly popular in the evenings, when guests dine by candlelight, enjoying delicious cuisine and a truly unique view of Capri’s most fashionable street by night.

Aurora
Located in the centre of Capri, this restaurant is really casual with a homey atmosphere. Aurora has gained widespread international popularity for its excellent Mediterranean cuisine and for its traditional Neapolitan and Caprese specialities. Chef Franco Aversa adds a pinch of creative flair, which places the Aurora among the best restaurants on the island.

La Canzone Del Mare
A historic restaurant with view of the Bay of Marina Piccola and the Faraglioni rocks founded in the 1940s, by the British music-hall comedienne Gracie Fields. The Canzone del Mare is a beach club and, at the same time, created what was soon to become one of the island’s finest eateries. Here clients can enjoy Capri’s excellent fish cuisine and an array of Mediterranean specialities, served in the main dining room, in the veranda or on the magnificent sea view terrace.

Ristorante Mamma’
A brand new restaurant where guests enjoy exquisite and typical Neapolitan cuisine on the island of Capri. Right on the steps of the Piazzetta, Mamma is where the award-winning chef, Gennaro Esposito performs his culinary magic. The freshest fish, the best mozzarella and the tastiest grown-at-home (by Chef Esposito himself) vegetables will delight any palate.

Food plays a major part in the discovery of Capri’s natural beauty, tasting cultural heritage while cruising the crystalline waters. The on board menu of Nafisa - masterminded by Chef Antonio Costagliola - is a focal journey in Mediterranean cuisine which explores the best ingredients and travels the path of traditional to leave those on board wanting more.

Real stories of discovery are all about how, not where, and a yacht offers the platform in which to explore the famed island. For more information on chartering Nafisa and to find out how to tour Capri in style, click here.

Capri
Charter yacht Nafisa
Charter yacht Nafisa
Capri offers the ideal opportunity for exploration by boat
Charter yacht Nafisa
Capri

Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market

Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market

The 50 metre superyacht Malibu was built to entertain. Launched in 2001 by Amels, this new entrant onto the sales and charter market holds true pedigree, from her design, to her build. We take a look at what life on board Malibu has to offer.

One of only six yachts built from the Amels Limited Edition Tigre D’Or 50 range, this luxury yacht was drawn by designer Terence Disdale and was built with exceptional levels of craftsmanship.

Oozing extravagance in every way, her primary areas across the exterior are ideal for charter, thanks to spacious outdoor dining for 12, abundant sunbathing areas and Jacuzzi.

Her interiors were designed by Raymond Langton, offering cream, brown and beige tones with a modern and chic theme which creates a contemporary and luxurious feel throughout. Malibu’s beam of 9m and draught of 3m creates a spacious interior with the ability to access the more shallow waters of the world.

Her ingenious layout consists of a lavish Owners Cabin located on the main forward deck. This full-width stateroom includes an ensuite bathroom, salon, and a private office. The suite has large port windows, which allow an array of natural light, further enhancing the tasteful contemporary style.

On the lower deck, two VIP double ensuite cabins match the tone and style of the Owners Cabin while two twin ensuite cabins - plus pullman cabin - provide space for up to 12 guests with 12 crew on board to ensure an idyllic cruise.

The yacht's main salon boasts large panoramic windows, which allows guests to enjoy picturesque views out to sea, the salon also comprises of a state of the art entertainment system and a comfortable seating area.

The adjoining formal dining venue seats 12 people and is the perfect place to host dinner parties for friends and family, here guests can experience the al fresco meals, cooked by the yacht's masterfully skilled chef. 

Malibu has recently arrived on the charter market, available across the Mediterranean this summer, as well as being listed for sale with Titan Broker. Follow the links for more information.

The 50 metre charter yacht Malibu with Titan Broker
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market
Superyacht in Focus: Malibu Arrives on the Market

Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq

Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq

Launched in 2010, Manifiq was introduced to the water by Italian yacht builder Mondomarine with Imperial Yachts overseeing her build process from start to finish. From the drawing board to her career on the water, and after her €0.5m refit last winter, we take a look at the renewed charter appeal of Manifiq.

Manifiq has new features and a fresh new feel on board following her refit, including a brand-new 8 person Jacuzzi, a wide selection of new water toys, new interior furniture and a state-of-the-art 88” curved TV in the on board cinema.

Her modern, sleek and elegant profile by Cor D. Rover is a remarkable site from the shore, and encapsulates an unforgettable experience on board. Stepping on the passerelle, the immediate exterior spaces - renewed with fresh furnishings - present lounging and meeting spaces on the main deck, al fresco dining on the upper and relaxing on the sundeck with bar, barbeque and the biggest Jacuzzi available on the market today.

The beach club, a spacious area dedicated to bringing those on board closer to the water, offers a folding swim platform, as well as toys to skate across the wake or dive underneath. A 6 metre tender is stored with waterskis, tows, snorkelling gear, diving equipment, seabobs, kayaks, fishing equipment and mountain bikes for short breaks on land.

Luca Dini took inspiration from contemporary Italian style when approaching the interior, ultimately bringing a clean, art-deco design to life with contrasting woods, materials and marbles throughout. Her on board cinema is just one example of the luxury design elements on board for relaxation and entertainment, while her accommodation welcomes 10 guests in 5 cabins.

Manifiq is available for charter with Imperial Yachts across the French Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia, with the Balearics opening up in the near future. She also boasts a fully trained crew as well as every element of luxury a modern charter guest could possibly want. Click here for more information.

The first glimpse of Manifiq's latest photoshoot with Imperial Yachts
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq
The first glimpse of Manifiq's latest photoshoot
Discover the Mediterranean on Charter Yacht Manifiq

Porto Montenegro MYBA Pop Up Show Set to Return

Porto Montenegro MYBA Pop Up Show Set to Return

Porto Montenegro is a destination steeped in beauty, attracting the world’s finest superyachts to her naturally breath-taking cruising grounds. Now, the yachting community is preparing to return after dates for the second MYBA Pop Up Superyacht Show were announced.

The scope of Porto Montenegro is expanding due to new investments, new interests and a growing global focus. Now, the dates for the brokerage display have been announced and the global charter and sales community is preparing attend the show from the 2nd to the 4th of September.

Fiona Maureso, President of MYBA, commented, “With the show timed at the end of the season this is an excellent opportunity for brokers to inspect charter and brokerage yachts in a relaxed yet professional setting, and to discover a destination that is becoming ever more popular with owners and charterers”

“The MYBA Pop-up Show instantly became the most popular superyacht show in the Adriatic upon its launch in 2015, going far beyond our expectations. We are now looking forward to growing the event yet further in 2016”, commented Billy Cañellas, Marina Business Development Manager of Porto Montenegro.

James Graham-Cloete, Chair of the MYBA Charter Shows Panel, added “The 2015 MYBA Pop-Up Superyacht Show proved to be an incredible success with a great number of yachts and attendees. Early indications of interest suggest that 2016 will be even more successful and we are very pleased to continue our support for this wonderful show and destination.”

Superyachts.com will be taking a much closer look into the show over the next few days, the expanding world of Porto Montenegro and what brokers can look forward to on arrival.

Porto Montenegro MYBA Pop Up Show Set to Return
Porto Montenegro announces dates of second superyacht show

Discover Charter Life On Board Superyacht Mogambo

Discover Charter Life On Board Superyacht Mogambo

In 2012, Nobiskrug launched Mogambo, a superyacht which leaves a first impression most don’t forget. In line with our summer charter insights, we take a look at a yacht which was custom-built to entertain and adventure across the waters of the Mediterranean.

Mogambo, a name which originates from the African continent meaning ‘The Great’, was designed inside and out by Reymond Langton Design and has received a number of awards because of the challenger style she adopts.

Her powerful and rugged exterior design cuts an impressive figure above the water, and hosts a world of design and luxury elements on board to create the best in terms of lifestyle.

The exterior spaces around the deck present opportunities to relax in the sun, dine with friends and dip into the Jacuzzi, with ample space for entertaining while in the dock. Her huge garage provides the opportunity to make the most of both tenders, and legion of toys, while the beach club brings you closer to the sea in complete privacy.

Her interior style takes the African inspiration further, and creates an atmosphere of unbridled luxury through warm tones, dark woods with a modern edge, resulting in sophistication with enough space throughout to breathe and relax in comfort. The main deck keeps with the notion of continuous space and offers an enviable saloon with internal dining room moving forward.

The owners suite is another large and open area, which sits above four private guest cabins below. The layout, naval architecture and style are all immaculate, and while this is hugely important from a technical point of view, the end result is true freedom with every conceivable need taken care of on board.

Mogambo is currently on the charter market and can be found cruising the crystalline waters of the West Mediterranean this Summer, click here for more information.

The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - toys on deck
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - toys on deck
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - interior
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - interior
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - toys in the water
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - on deck
The 73.55 metre superyacht Mogambo - on deck

Charter Life On Board Superyacht Trending with IYC

Charter Life On Board Superyacht Trending with IYC

From the Italian Riviera to the Balearic Islands, the West Mediterranean is a portion of the world welcoming superyachts from all edges of the ocean this summer. We take a look at the yachts available for charter across the high season, starting with Westport’s 50 metre Trending.

After undergoing a $4 million refit project in 2015/16, Trending is now back on the water and representing the finest in American-built superyachts.

Her charter managers at IYC are presenting opportunities across the West Mediterranean this summer, before heading over to the Caribbean for the winter months.

Having been originally built in 2006, Trending’s exterior and interior were originally brought to life by Donald Starkey and Claudette Bonneville, creating a superyacht with high appeal on the charter market.

Trending offers the ideal surroundings for guests and families on board through wide open spaces on top and outside, combined with complete luxury within throughout her six cabin layout.

The crew of ten can look after you, the yacht and be setting up a barbeque on the beach while you make most of the toys at hand. Cut through the waters on the 11m (37ft) ‘Trender’, a Boston Whaler Outrage tender with 3x300hp engines, make the most of the twin SeaDoo GTX Jetskis, dive under with the dual SeaBobs, as well as gliding over ripples on the glass-bottom kayaks and paddleboards.

Trending has everything you could need for circling Palma, stopping off at Ibiza or sampling the historic ports of the Cote d’Azur. Find out more about West Mediterranean charter experiences on Trending here.

Charter Life On Board Superyacht Trending with IYC
Charter Life On Board Superyacht Trending with IYC
Charter Life On Board Superyacht Trending with IYC