Archivi del mese: agosto 2013


Also this year RMK Marine, the Turkish superyacht builder, will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show, scheduled between September 25-28, 2013. On this prestigious occasion the concept and a scalemodel of the new 50-metre RMK 5000 Explorer will be unveiled to the press, while the 45-metre Karia, one of the latest builds of the yard, will be available for visits aboard together with a debut: the Oyster 125 S/Y Twilight and Oyster 100 S/Y Penelope, built at the Tuzla facilities of the yard. The stand of RMK Marine can be found next to the Quai Chicane 3 entrance.



In collaboration with Hot Lab Yacht&Design, RMK Marine conceived two versions of the 5000 Explorer: the True Luxury Explorer and the Leisure version, both of which boast modern lines, soft curves and have a great deal of flexibility to suit the individual client requirements and the tastes of the current market.

The full displacements under 500 GT hulls on both designs provide longer-than-usual range cruising thanks to the optional diesel/electric propulsion package. Both projects accommodate up to 10 guests plus owner and 8 crew plus the Captain. On the True Luxury Explorer concept there is a vast aft deck specially designed to accommodate a tender of up to 10.2m, while the area beneath is dedicated to underwater and on-water excursion toys including quadski, diving room, hovpods and jet-skis. This area can also be converted into a “touch and go” helicopter deck which will give the owner and his guests the freedom of exploring even the most secluded areas, while on the Leisure concept the helipad is replaced by a 6 meter wide swimming pool and sunbeds creating an environment of peace and quiet whilst enjoying the ultimate cruising experience.


5000 Explorer

The two layouts designed by Hot Lab have both four (4) large cabins in the central part of lower deck with en suite bathroom, perfect for the actual charter market, while the crew has four (4) double cabins designed for MCA’s Large Yacht Code 3. The layout of the upper deck interiors is identical for the two versions. In both versions – on the back of the wheelhouse – Captain’s cabin is situated. The sundeck is more formal on the True Luxury Explorer version with a big rounded dining table placed in an inside/out area. The Leisure version has a sundeck conceived for full relax with a jacuzzi in the forward part, comfortable loose furnitures in the middle and sunbeds on the back.

The hull can be designed to “ice class standards” to overcome the harshest marine environments. The propulsion, hull design and interior layout have been arranged and conceived to give to owner and guests the best possible cruising range and sea-keeping capabilities. In order to give the best range, RMK Marine will provide for two propulsion packages: a diesel/electric option or a diesel only system with no interruption on longer voyages such as transatlantic or transpacific crossings.

The RMK 4500 KARIA will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show for the second year at Quai de l’ Hirondelle – N11. Multi-nominated and honoured with the Judges Special Commendation prize at the World Superyacht Awards last year, Karia is a 45-metre yacht designed by Ron Holland, more than an authority a living legend indeed in the yacht design field. Designed for the experiencedyacht owner for long distance voyaging, Karia has been built to high quality specifications with long term low maintenance as priority requirements. Particular attention has been given to ensure an efficient and sea kindly hull design an exceptional interior volume for a 45m yacht. Her features and facilities provide the guests with a wonderful experience on board.

The general arrangement of Karia, conceived by Design Unlimited, has been designed to address a variety of cabin use possibilities, considering clients with children through to large groups for family and business use. With capacity for 12 guests and 11 crew, this yacht also caters for the high-end charter market.

Designed by Ed Dubois and Oyster, S/Y Twilight is the first 125 model produced by Oyster Yachts. Dubois Naval Architects and Oyster teamed up in 2007 to design the 100 and 125 Oyster Superyachts, choosing RMK Marine shortly afterwards as builder of these sailing giants. The design brief was for a concept that could carry superyacht luxury and style but be capable of being built as a production yacht, with greater efficiency and speed. One of the most interesting features of S/Y Twilight is the flybridge, which is a relatively new concept on sailing yachts. This flybridge uses the same superstructure as the raised saloon, but also offers an upper flybridge with twin helms, lounge, wet bar and sunbathing area. At approx 200 tonnes lightship displacement, the Oyster 125 by Dubois is a very substantial superyacht, offering a stunning performance in absolute comfort.

S/Y Twilight features exceptional interiors and, thanks to RMK Marine, demonstrates world class workmanship with the highest classification. 

S/Y Twilight will be displayed at Quai Des Etat Unis – E16 and S/Y Penelope will be displayed at Quai Chicane – C04 at Monaco Yacht Show.



Porto Montenegro is delighted to announce the release of its seventh development, the Ksenija Residences, due for completion in summer 2015. 

Ksenija will offer some of the most prestigious waterfront addresses in the Adriatic, with one- to three-bedroom apartments providing panoramic sea and mountain views. Conceived by ReardonSmith Architects of London and MHZ interiors of Paris, Ksenija has been designed to maximise space, staying true to the local building traditions whilst maintaining high levels of privacy. 


Each apartment has its own terrace with a select few boasting a private rooftop and pool. The building also features two residents-only communal pools, a large southern-facing first-floor terrace with infinity pool and a fourth floor pool with views across the Bay of Kotor. 

Residents needn’t worry about the added hassle of decorating as MonteVera Design consultancy liaises between its clients and renowned interior designers to coordinate and deliver contemporary solutions for stylish residences. Ksenija offers high quality double-glazing throughout, reception service and 24 hour security, 24 hour concierge, elevator access from both the foyer and parking garage as well as CCTV for building entry. 


The residences will also serve as the address for a new ground-floor restaurant, café and upscale retail units. In addition to these amenities, owners will benefit from the facilities in the Marina Village including designer boutiques, day spa and hair salon, organic supermarket and bars. 

Porto Montenegro is first choice for yacht owners in the Mediterranean, offering 250 berths for yachts between 12 to 150m, tax and duty free fuel, Euro currency with 9% company and capital gains tax and is easily accessible from three international airports. Added benefits include Montenegro’s first English-language school Knightsbridge School of London providing day and boarding options for the growing expat community. In addition, the Yacht Club, Sports Club and Purobeach offer friendly places to meet and mingle with residents and visitors alike. 


Rates range from €350,000 to €2,200,000. For more information on the Ksenija Residences please visit 

Couach new 2600fly at Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes – date for press sea test: Wednesday 11 Sept 5:30pm

The 2600 FLY was launched on the 24th of June on the Arcachon Bay. With this new model, the shipyard enters the 80 foot sector for the first time and broadens the scope of its yacht and professional speedboat catalogue that already boasts 13 models from 14 to 50 metres.


Between 22 and 28 metres: the missing link
Couach customers have been waiting a long time for a model this size. Designed to fill the gap in the range of 22 and 28 metre models, the 2600 FLY is the perfect expression of what the shipyard does best: a compact, homogeneous and functional yacht for enjoyable life on-board and sailing. With a new approach to on-board passenger circulation and space management, the 2600 FLY offers all the trademark features that have established Couach’s reputation: deep V-shaped planing hull, composite materials, speed, stability and agility, shaft line propulsion.

Couach essence
In-house designer Franck Reynaud began with a blank page and has imagined a contemporary model consistent with today’s trends, in keeping with the brand’s distinctive lines that reflect its precision, commitment and marine qualities. Particular among the new features are the stylistic effects borrowed from the 50 metre yacht design; the bow layout, uncommon on a deep Vshaped hull; the flying bridge layout and the large sliding side doors that open the lounge onto the sea.


Perfect homogeneity
To define the options for layout, always entirely customisable at Couach shipyard, the client drew on ideas from La Pellegrina, the 50 metre super yacht built in 2012. Ambitious choices that led the teams to make even better use of space and stretch every limit. The result is perfect and within its 26 metres and four cabins the 2600 Fly combines all the assets one would expect on a larger vessel.


The 2600 FLY will be presented to the press and the public at the Cannes Boat Show from 10th to 15th of September 2013. Date for press sea test: Wednesday 11 Sept 5:30pm.

BENETTI M/Y “CHECKMATE” – BV 018 At the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013

The Benetti Vision 145′ (BV018) MY Checkmate arrives in US at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2013 for its US debut.


Benetti MY Checkmate – unit BV018 – is the 15th yacht built in the fortunate Vision line, and the top of the Class range of yachts.


The incomparable experience of Benetti’s highly skilled workers, who have acted as ambassadors of Italian styling and the highest form of craftmanship excellence for 140 years, have created Checkmate’s interior: both rich and sober, with a combination of cherry and Burr Madrona woods, neoclassical dark inlays enhanced by marble – the definitive confirmation of their skill.


The new Benetti Vision 145′ is almost 44 meters long with a beam of over 9 meters. She is equipped with twin 1,300 HP Caterpillar engines, delivering a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising range of over 3,500 nautical miles.


CEO of the Mega-yacht division of the the Azimut/Benetti Group, Vincenzo Poerio, declared: “We are particularly proud of our latest launch, the 100th fiberglass yacht built in Viareggio since 1998. This is a further demonstration of Benetti’s ability to listen to the Client and interpret his specific needs; and above all, another example of a perfect blend between timeless design, world class construction, safety and an extremely high quality on-board life, both for the owner and his crew”.


Named “Checkmate” by her owner, with her imposing yet streamlined profile, her unusual black livery and 44 meters of pure elegance, the latest Vision 145′ will catalyz the attention of all FLIBS 2013 public. 

FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2013. New 107 Cruiser – MY Moni , the Vicem Flagship Vintage model of the yard

Vicem Yachts, Turkish builders of luxury classic motor yachts and mega-yachts, has launched the Cold Molded Epoxy System motoryacht 107’ Cruiser (MY Moni). “Vicem 107 Classic Cruiser is the new flagship of semi-displacement Cruiser line. Designed for long distance cruising, gifted with extremely generous internal volumes and xternal entertainment areas, the 107 remains faithful to the signature Cruiser line design. On the inside though, it breaks away from the traditional Vicem mahogany interiors. The boat will head into the 2013 East Coast shows season with a US debut at FLIBS 2013.


The new 107 Cruiser epitomizes the three hallmarks of every Vicem yacht: exuding a classic look of timeless design, exemplifying the Vicem ideals for unmatched craftsmanship with a commitment to total customization, and the cold-molded method of construction. But this timeless classic design 32,50m Vicem has undergone a sophisticated makeover with a number of new refinements, thanks to Vicem’s in-house design team.


Turan Ozbakir Vicem Yacht European Sales Director refers: “the Vintage Cruiser 107 will be an outstanding boat to entertain family and friends, with interior and exterior spaces worthy of a 115footer, including an amazingly large midship, full-beam master cabin, and two extremely spacious VIPs. The giant 70 square meters flybridge is worthy of a +40 metres superyacht. Given all of these attributes, including a very comfortable crew area, as well as Rina Certification, Y Pleasure Class, it will also have great charter appeal. Those on board will enjoy the utmost luxury with a quiet and smooth ride afforded only by a cold molded mahogany hull which promise only to enhance the overall exceptional experience”. Caviglia again “Her European owner wanted a fresh, modern but warm interior, and since one of our core Vicem values is the ability to fully customize the interiors, we were able to fully meet his desires.The result is simply spectacular – our master craftsmen have interpreted “modern” by blending woods, leathers, fabrics and stones into welcoming and harmonious interiors with a fit and finish worthy of the Vicem tradition”.


“The Vicem 107 Cruiser is an ideal yacht for an owner with a large family or a heck of a lot of friends – says Gary Smith, Vicem Yachts Sales Director. “A yacht of this size can accommodate 3 couples with full VIP accommodations and an additional 4 guests in two separate staterooms (total of 10 guests), providing the discerning yachtsmen an experience that cannot be duplicated on a fiberglass vessel. With a draft of only 6’4” (1.90m), its cruising ability in the Caribbean, as well as in the Mediterranean, will provide an experience only our Flagship Vintage model can bestow on those aboard. We are very proud. It is a true testament to Vicem’s capabilities.”


A mighty and powerful looking yacht with a “double crème shade” of unrivaled prestige like its “older sister”, the 78 Cruiser – one of the 2010 Vicem successes. The Yard’s strengths are again utilized in this boat: it’s the highly specialized workforce, its obsession with wood and stainless steel craftsmanship that comes close to perfection, the engineering resources necessary for the development of its V type hard chine semi-displacement hull.

And last but not least this superyacht maintains the Yard’s DNA in custom or semi-custom production with a quality to price ratio that can be found only in Turkey.


The introduced version comes with 5 cabins for 10 guests, an “over sized” U-shape Gaggenau kitchen, king size bed in the full-beam master cabin and in the Vip cabin. Two further guest cabins propose a queen-size and a twin-bed double solution. The crew area is another sign of distinctiveness: 3 cabins (2 singles and one  double+pullman) with private toilets, double access and laundry and private area (total of 5 crew on board).

The Vicem 107 contemporary twists are complemented by an updated exterior, and shows all its cruising character: a very high bow with a large and low cockpit to face rough seas for a pleasant and comfortable cruise in any weather. All on-board detail has been handcrafted to the highest standard and expertise: mahogany toe-rail and chromed brass or stainless steel hardware are just an example.


Power arrangements are 2 x CAT C32 1,550HP Marine diesel engines, which allow the 107 Cruiser semi-displacement hull to reach cruising and maximum speeds of 17 and 21 knots, respectively. The fuel tanks have a capacity of 3,831 gal. 14,500 lt. while the water and holding tanks are 512 gal. – 1,940 lt. and 1,025 gal. – 3,800 lt., respectively and a deadrise angle on transom is 17 degree. The engine room of the Cruiser 107 is built in keeping with the tradition of Vicem of designing and executing engine rooms that are extremely well organized, well appointed and well finished so as to maximize functionality, accessibility and reliability. This tradition is a result of Vicem’s 20 years experience in the American market, where engine rooms are more often scrutinized by owners and captains to confirm the build quality of the rest of the boat. Regarding the engines themselves, Vicem chose in this particular case robust twin Caterpillar C32 in order to provide to the Owner endless hours of reliable cruising with easy maintenance requirements.

The cold molded method The building technique used to create the new 107 is the same used for all Vicem Vintage Line (classic/flybridge 52’ to 75’ – cruiser 78, 92, 107): the cold molded process. A millenary, unique construction technique which embodies all the construction methods of the Turkish historical marine tradition; a modern procedure different from traditional boat building. Based on engineered wood construction, cold-molding uses laminated mahogany (coming from managed forests) and a specific formulated epoxy resin to create the hull, decks and principal superstructures. This results in a stronger and quieter vessel with a smoother ride, with natural insulation from humidity and noise.