Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge

Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge

One of Lürssen Yachts' most elegant profiles to date, superyacht Solandge has made a name for itself in the world of luxury yacht charter since her launch in 2013, and for good reason.

Now available to charter across the West and East Mediterranean this summer through Moran Yacht & Ship, we take a look at the myriad design and entertainment features which make this 85-metre (279ft) oceangoing luxury superyacht one of the world’s finest charter vessels.

After stepping on board in Monaco shortly after her launch, Superyachts.com were lucky enough to discover the first-hand experience of life on Solandge. This is undoubtedly a superyacht built for charter, offering everything possible for the ultimate lifestyle at sea or offshore.

Drawing on the extensive design expertise of Espen Oeino to create a timeless exterior profile, the high-quality construction ethics of Lurssen Yachts works with the noteworthy style of interior collaboration Aileen Rodriguez and Dölker & Voges to create an iconic yacht and a great example of an adaptable luxury yachting lifestyle.

Held together by a central ‘tree of life’ art-piece which connects all decks, guests can explore each level and discover private movie theatres, elegant dining rooms and grand communal areas built for each aspect of entertaining to spending time with both family and friends.

Solandge holds nothing back on deck, as her exteriors are vast and packed with features to cater for any opportunity. DJ Booths, Jacuzzis which turn into dance floors and outdoor bars present the party, while the indoor spa and treatment rooms offer a counteracting solution for relaxation.

No matter the guest, those stepping on deck are not only met by a warm and welcoming veteran crew, but are offered an entire world to discover with ample room for 12 guests.

When you take Solandge’s expansive layout, welcoming interior, fun lifestyle on board, ideal entertainment capabilities and extreme comfort - not to mention the arsenal of toys and gadgets on board - it’s easy to see why this yacht is an attractive opportunity for every kind of charter guest and a matter of pride for the experienced crew.

Available for both charter and sale with the Moran Yacht & Ship brokerage firm, Solandge is widely-considered one of the real highlights across the charter market this year. Click here to find out more.

Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge
Yacht Charter Focus: The Limitless Variety of Solandge

European Yacht of the Year 2017 – die Sieger | European Yacht of the Year 2017

Boot düsseldorf - Messeeindrücke
Boot Düsseldorf – Messeeindrücke

In der Kategorie Family Cruiser gewann die RM 970, begründet mit der guten Raumaufteilung und den sehr wendigen und gut beherrschbaren Segeleigenschaften. Die RM 970 besticht zudem mit einem gut durchdachten Layout und in der Klasse sehr seltenen Doppelruderanlage.

Bei den Performance Cruisern konnte sich die Pogo 36 deutlich von der Konkurrenz absetzen. Das Boot bereite pures Segelvergnügen und bietet dabei auch noch im Wohnbereich, alles, was das Seglerherz braucht und höher schlagen läßt. Wer gerne mit dem „Sportwagen“ unter den Seglern unterwegs ist, muss unbedingt einen Blick auf dieses schnittige und performante Boot werfen.

Das Segment der Luxus Cruiser ist immer hart umkämpft und von den namhaften Werften Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Hanse Yachts und vielen anderen die beste Möglichkeit, neue

Elan GT5 - Sieger 2017
Elan GT5 – Boot  2017

Linien oder Flagships einer kompletten Baureihe zu präsentieren.
Dieses Jahr konnte die extravagante Erscheinung von Beneteau die meisten Stimmen auf sich vereinen. Die Beneteau Yacht 62 ist eine imposante Erscheinung und vermittelt gleichzeitig ein Raumgefühl, das deutlich jenseits der 70 oder sogar 80 Fuß liegt.

Bei den Katamaranen war es dieses Jahr besonders schwierig. Viele neue Modelle, zum Teil sich ähnelnde Konzepte und sogar komplett neue Player am Markt versuchen den hart umkämpften Markt für sich zu entscheiden. Egal ob Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Nautitech, Bali oder Leopard – alle sind bestrebt komfortables Cruising mit höchstem Luxus zu vereinen. Die Lagoon 42 ist zum ersten mal deutlich leichter und wendiger als eine Lagoon 39 oder Lagoon 400, bietet mehr Platz und weniger Windangriffsfläche.
Outremer ist mit der 4x jedoch der Spagat zwischen Luxus und Performance am besten gelungen. Ein sehr sportlicher Fahrtenkatamaran, mit allen Annehmlichkeiten, die sich ein Cat-Segler wünscht und dabei vermittelt die Outremer 4X ein sicheres Gefühl bei allen Winden.

Gewinner in der Kategorie „ Europas Yachten des Jahres 2017 – Special Yachts

Solaris Yachts
Solaris Yachts – Messestand

Die Seascape 24 ist der Überraschungssieger in dieser Kategorie. Keine hypermodernen Werkstoffe, neue Konzepte, sondern einfach nur grundsolide Handwerkskunst, gepaart mit Enthusiasmus für sportliches Segeln – Das ist die Seascape 24, wir finden – ein würdiger Gewinner.

Weitere Impressionen von der Boot in Düsseldorf 2017

 

Beneteau Oceanis 38 und Oceanis 38.1 | Oceanis 38

Oceanis 38 Sibenik - Kroatien

Die Beneteau Gruppe bringt mit der neuen  Oceanis 35.1 und 38.1 ein kleines Update zu den Erfolgsmodellen Oceanis 35 und Oceanis 38.

Mit den beiden Oceanis-Modellen erzielte Beneteau zuletzt vor drei Jahren viel Aufmerksamkeit . Die Oceanis 38 siegte wegen ihrer sehr guten Segeleigenschaften und wegen des variablen Innenausbaus bei der EYOTY-Wahl.

Das Konzept, die Yachten Oceanis 38 und die Oceanis 35 als Daysailer, Weekender und Cruiser anzubieten, wurde von den Kunden aber nicht so gut angenommen, deshalb gibt es beide Modelle künftig mit Vollausbau und maximaler Variabilität: L- oder Längspantry, zwei oder drei Kajüten, alles beliebig kombinierbar. Im Fall der neuen Oceanis 35.1 ergibt das bis sechs unterschiedliche Versionen.

Besonders die Beneteau Oceanis 38 punktet mit ihrem einmaligen Platzangebot und in der Klasse einmaligen Doppelruderanlage. Eine der ersten Baunummern ist übrigens hier zu mieten -> Oceanis 38.1 mieten

Mysterious Dive Sites to Ignite Your Inner Adventurer

Mysterious Dive Sites to Ignite Your Inner Adventurer

The thrill of the dive is something synonymous with exploring the waters on superyacht or tender; however, with a world of wonders at the bottom of the sea, we take a look at the most mysterious and adventurous dive spots around the world to ignite your inner adventurer.

Wrecks of the Gulf, Mexico
Over 20 ancient wrecks, exotic wildlife, rivers under the sea in Yucatan and primeval forests off the coast of Alabama, there is nothing quite as mysterious or adventurous as the Gulf of Mexico. One dive site in particular is the Cenote Angelita, where hydrogen sulphide creates a flowing river on the seabed creating a natural wonder ready for divers to explore.

If nature’s mysteries aren’t enough, the 200 year old dive site of an ancient wooden ship is just one of the incredible wrecks to be found off Mexico. Cancun even has it’s own underwater museum, offering something for everyone at every feasible depth.

Chuuk Lagoon, South Pacific
Filled with WWII planes, boats and wrecks, the haunting dive site of Chuuk Lagoon off the coast of north-east New Guinea is a crystal clear vision into the past. Explored by Jacques Cousteau himself, the mysterious underwater landscape is a mecca for wreck-divers and adventurers cruising the waters of the Pacific.

The Ruins of the Aegean, Greece
This ancient settlement - dubbed the ‘underwater Pompeii’ - was discovered off the island of Delos near Mykonos, Greece. Discovering terracotta pots, kilns and breakwaters, scientists believe this dive-spot to be the ruin of the ancient city of Kane which succumbed to the sea over 4500 years ago. Otherwise known as the site where the main battle between Athens and Sparta took place.

The Bimini Wall, Bahamas
Divers have always looked to the Caribbean, especially the Bahamas, as a source of adventure due its crystalline waters and natural serenity. However, not many people know of the mysteries under the waters of North Bimini. The Bimini Road, or Bimini Wall, was considered a road to the lost city of Atlantis. The large arrangement of sandstone blocks runs half a mile and remain a mystery to the world.

The Yonaguni Monument, Japan
Located six metres below the water surrounding the island of Okinawa, the unknown structure known as the Yonaguni Monument (or Atlantis of Japan) is the source of great debate. Believed to have succumbed to the water thousands of the years ago, this temple-like structure is either an incredible work of ancient Japanese craftsmen or an anomaly of science. Either way, this is something to be seen.

The Great Blue Hole, Belize
This one may take some confidence to approach. The Great Blue Hole, located off the coast of Belize, lies near the centre of Lighthouse Reef 70km from Belize City. Almost perfectly circular, this mysterious 300m wide submarine sinkhole formed 15,000 years ago. The Great Blue Hole is Jacques Cousteau’s finest discovery, the last known measurement of depth in this natural wonder was 125-metres but even the crystal clear waters won’t help to see the bottom.

Photos: Seann McAuliffe / The TerraMar Project / Paul Yudev / Ameila Tennakoon

Photo © Seann McAuliffe
Photo © The TerraMar Project
Mysterious Dive Sites to Ignite Your Inner Adventurer
Photo © Matt Kieffer
Photo © Paul Yudev

MORE 55 – eleganter „Racruiser“ | More 55

Wenn ein klassisches Charterunternehmen eine Werft gründet und eine Yacht entwickelt, würde man einen sportlichen Cruiser erwarten. Doch ist es der More Werft ist mit der More 55 Segelyacht gelungen, einen so sportlichen Cruiser zu entwickeln, dass man die More 55 auch als Racer bezeichnen kann?

More 55 Segelyacht
More 55 Segelyacht
Der klassische Chartergast navigiert gemütlich von einer Bucht zu nächsten, geht vor Anker, Famlienbaden, Sonnenbad und abends gepflegt in die Konoba.
Bavaria, Beneteau und viele andere Werften bieten genau diesem Klientel Charteryachten mit dem nötigen Komfort, und auch Einfachheit beim Segeln und Hafenmanövern.
Einar Halldin, Leiter der schwedischen Agentur More Sailing, hatte die fixe Idee, eine sportliche Yacht, geeignet für eine Regatta, gemütlich für die Bucht, robust für die ARC und Platz für bis zu 12 Personen, zu entwerfen. Er fand am Markt nichts vergleichbares und zeichnete mit dem italienischen Designer Maurizio Cossutti und der Werft More einen auf Performance ausgelegten Cruiser, oder eben einen auf cruising ausgelegten Racer, der „Racruiser“ – eine More 55 war geboren.

Der Designer Cossutti hatte schon für Salona mehrere Rümpfe und Yachten entworfen und ist bekannt für seine schlanken Rumpfformen, schmale Wasserlinien und niedrige Decksaufbauten. Ein leicht negativer Steven unterstreicht das sportliche Auftreten. Doch was die More 55 von aussen als Racer verspricht, wird im Inneren nicht fortgeführt. Geräumig, helle Eiche (optional Teak), moderne, lichtdurchflutete Innenräume.

Summa Summarum ist More mit der More 55 die Gratwanderung zwischen Racer und Cruiser nahezu perfekt gelungen. Und wer sie mal fahren will, kann sie ganz einfach zu fairen Konditionen hier chartern:
More 55 mieten -> 12boat.com 
oder direkt in der Marina Kremik eine More 55 mieten…

RYA-SRC wird vom DSV anerkannt | RYA SRC

Seit vielen Jahren ringen die Ausbilder und viele Inhaber der SRC-Scheine des RYA um eine Anerkennung in Deutschland durch den DSV. Nun ist es endlich soweit und sie RYA-SRC Scheine können in Berlin durch den DSV umgeschrieben werden.

Der Prüfungsausschuss Berlin hat Ende 2016 mitgeteilt, dass eine Anerkennung auch ohne Anpassungsprüfung möglich sei. 

Wer also seinen  SRC vom RYA ausgestellt umschreiben lassen möchte, kann dies direkt hier beantragen:

www.pruefungsausschuss-berlin.org

Im Übrigen hat das EU-Referendum in Großbritannien keinen Einfluß auf die Gültigkeit des SRC der RYA!

Großbritannien ist wohl noch bis 2018 ein vollwertiges EU-Mitglied. Alle vor dem eigentlichen Austritt ausgestellten Funkzeugnisse wurden in einem EU-Land ausgestellt und behalten damit ihre volle Gültigkeit.

Aber auch danach ausgestellte Funkzeugnisse der RYA werden in allen CEPT-Ländern, und damit in ganz Europa, gelten.

The Top Charter Destinations of 2017: Part One

The Top Charter Destinations of 2017: Part One

Discover the unique charter destinations of 2017, as you explore the rich cultural beauty of the Mediterranean, the deserted beaches of the Caribbean or the charming hot-spots of island living.

Winter Season
We're at the dawn of a brand-new year, so there's still time to check out some of the world's best destinations for the Winter Season, or at least make big plans for the close of 2017.

At the heart of the Caribbean in the British Virgin Islands
Located in the pristine turquoise waters of the Caribbean is the British Virgin Islands, boasting an array of exciting water-sports, tropical temperatures and untouched landscapes. Discover the North Sound region of Virgin Gorda offering the luxurious facilities of  Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Marina suited for superyachts with berths up to 91m. Discover world renowned dive spots such as the Wreck of the Rhone or venture to a host of nearby islands. Surf the waves of Cane Garden Bay home to Tortola, kite surf in Jost Van Dyke or relax and rejuvenate on Scrub Island. Enjoy a private island experience on Eustatia Island, where you and your guests can experience ultimate adrenalin taking Amphibious Cars for a spin as it glides through water and spins on land.

A tropical oasis in Antigua, Caribbean.
A member of the Leeward Islands, Antigua is a spectacular tropical hideaway teeming white powder beaches, turquoise waters and an array of lavish resorts. Lying east of the Virgin Islands and north of Barbados, Antigua is the perfect destination to begin an exploration of the breath-taking Leeward Island group. From its charming harbour towns and fishing villages to its protective coral reefs, whether you’re looking to dive, snorkel or simply relax, the all year tropical temperatures of Antigua make it simply ideal. The capital city of St.John’s is a lively town bursting with a vibrant social scene of premier restaurants serving delicious island cuisine, encompassing the charm and spirit of Antigua.

An explosion of colour in the Bahamas
The Bahamas are globally known as one of the premium luxury yacht charter destinations, epitomising the tropical island paradise of the largest barrier reefs, white sand beaches and abundane of luxury resorts.  Discover The Abacos offering 120-mile–long chain of panoramic beauty, charming colonial towns and an array of delicious local cuisine, or the capital Nassau offering a utopia of  crisp blue water, pulsating nightlife with all the allure of a big city in a tropical setting. Whether you are looking to explore Grand Bahama Island’s historical splendour,or the ecological wonders of the Exumas archipelago, The Bahamas state of the art Marinas and rich cultural heritage makes it the perfect winter escape into island paradise. 

Summer Season
In a matter of months, the sun will once again soak the Mediterranean and open up some amazing new opportunities to new worlds in Asia and beyond. Here are just some of the exciting opportunities awaiting you this year.

The Adriatic jewel of Montenegro
A dramatic backdrop of mountainous terrain dots the ancient fortress towns of Montenegro, steeped in historical wonder and stretches of scenic beaches. The Porto Montenegro Marina located in the beautiful UNESCO Bay of Kotor, combines a spectacular destination with a world-class marina village offering berths for yachts 12 – 180m resting on the Adriatic sea. Appealing to adventurers, Montenegro offers an abundance of watersports at Ulcinj Beach from kitesurfing to scuba diving, whilst global attractions such as Tara Canyon, the second deepest canyon in the world, offers miles of awe-inspiring views. From the cobbled streets of Budva old town to the mimosa trees that line Hegev Novi, the eastern charm of Montenegro is alive in the summer season, with 30°C days of endless sunshine.

The glittering hub of Barcelona, Spain.
Barcelona gently sits along the Mediterranean coastline as one of the most up and coming charter destinations in Europe. Departing from Barcelona offers an array of sunny beaches, historical treasures and a cultural hotspot that combines life on the water with cosmopolitan living. OneOcean Port Vell and Vilanova Grand Marina in Barcelona are designed exclusively for Superyachts, creating ideal home-ports with a protected harbour of calm wàters right in the hub of authentic local culture with natural surroundings such as the Natural Park of Garraf, mouthwatering Catalan cuisine and stunning the architecture of Antoni Gaudi right on its doorstep. Visit in the summer months to enjoy the lively atmosphere Barcelona has to offer, right in the heart of the Mediterranean.

A sensory escape in Thailand,
With a myriad of islands, hidden coves and untouched beaches, Phuket itself has a thriving yachting scene, several superyacht marinas, as well as luxurious spas and resorts. The Gulf coast of Thailand’s enchanting corners of  Koh Samui and Koh Phangan make the perfect summer escape whilst the Southeast of Phucket brings you the Phi Phi islands, stunning anchorages and a coastline dotted with stunning beaches at the heart of fragrant local cuisine. Whether you choose to relax in glorious isolation, swim the dazzling coral reefs or soak up the dramatic island landscapes at a private beach dinner, Thailand’s untrodden islands full of rustic charm make it the ultimate Charter destination.

Superyacht Kismet in the Caribbean
The Bay of Kotor in Montenegro
YCCS Resort & Marina in the British Virgin Islands
Scrub Island in the BVI

Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise

Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise

The 55.40m Turquoise motor yacht by Turquoise Yachts in 2011 is currently available for charter in the splendid cruising region of the West Mediterranean. Throughout the winter and summer season, Turquoise offers the ultimate escape into the dazzling waters of Europe.

Turquoise has a cruising speed of 14.00 knots and a max speed of 17.00 knots combining performance, layout and appearance perfectly. 

Having been last refitted in 2014, she has a steel hull with a aluminium superstructure with a beam of 9.30m  and a 3.20m draft. Equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system which reduces roll motion effect, resulting in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience. She also features bow thrusters making her more manoeuvrable at low speeds.

Offering the perfect escape into the dazzling waters of Europe, Turquoise boasts exterior styling by Dubois Naval Architects featuring clean silhouettes and distinctive detail.

The interior designed by H2 Yacht Design offers a luxurious and contemporary interior space, balancing a soft colour palette of warm tones in a bright and airy composition. Combining rich textures and comfort, its accommodation for up to 12 guests in 6 suites comprises of null VIP cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 13 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

Blending indoor and outdoor living seamlessly together, Turquoise offers al fresco dining offering expansive views perfect for enjoying warm evenings. Its tantalising bar area and on deck jacuzzi makes entertaining guests simply ideal, as well as a state of the art home cinema system, perfect for gathering at the close of the day—Turquoise offers a true work of art at sea.

Available through Cecil Wright for charter, this motor yacht is equipped with an array of water toys for those seeking a fun-fuelled day on the water, making it a perfect charter experience for family and friends.

Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Step on board the stunning superyacht Turquoise in the West Med
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise
Yacht Charter Focus: The Ultimate Escape on Turquoise