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WHYKO – risultati economici 2012 – 2013 dell’attività di brokeraggio

WHYKO è una giovane e dinamica società di intermediazione nautica che opera nell’alto di gamma da giugno 2011. E’ composta da un team di 11 professionisti che lavorano nelle tre sedi di La Spezia, Istanbul e Miami. I soci fondatori di WHYKO, Marco Fiorani e Nico Laude, vantano un’esperienza ventennale nella top yacht industry internazionale. L’obiettivo del brand è quello di poter costruire un forte network mondiale basato su valori quali la massima serietà, trasparenza e affidabilità.

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WHYKO é focalizzata nella vendita di motoryacht nella fascia dai 50 ai 145 piedi prodotti dai più importanti cantieri navali nazionali ed esteri. Ma non solo; al momento, grazie alla collaborazione con una serie di storici cantieri Italiani, è in grado di sviluppare nuovi progetti “custom” occupandosi di tutto il processo di costruzione, dalle bozze preliminari alla consegna all’Armatore.

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I risultati economici 2011 – 2012 – 2013
In controtendenza rispetto alla stagnazione del mercato nautico, WHYKO comunica di aver conseguito un volume di vendite nel primo anno di attività 2011-2012 pari a 14 milioni di Euro con 11 yachts venduti. L’60% di questi destinati a clienti Italiani ed il 40% a clienti esteri. Il 2013 ha visto invece una forte inversione di tendenza dal punto di vista della distribuzione territoriale delle vendite. Da settembre 2012 a maggio 2013 – si è prodotto un volume di vendite complessivo di 25 milioni di Euro grazie alla vendita di 20 yachts dai 60 ai 105 piedi di cui l’80% per clienti esteri contro il 20% per clienti italiani. In particolare sono state vendute barche ad Hong Kong, in Russia, in Colombia, in Venezuela, in Turchia, negli Stati Uniti ed Olanda.

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Nico Laude e Marco Fiorani– Soci Fondatori riferiscono “WHYKO si posiziona in un mercato internazionale decisamente competitivo, dove servizio e professionalità impeccabili sono essenziali per differenziarsi dai competitors. Entrambi possiamo contare su un’esperienza ventennale nella superyacht industry, soprattutto con riferimento ai mercati globali: questo ci ha permesso di analizzare attentamente la domanda di mercato e di creare così una struttura nuova, flessibile, in grado di garantire ai clienti la massima expertise in ogni mercato di riferimento, oltre ad offrire una fortissima presenza sul territorio. Presenza che i nostri general manager, presenti ad Istanbul e Miami, rafforzeranno anche attraverso il service/management legato all’acquisto di un’imbarcazione”. 

Lo sviluppo in Turchia
Un approfondimento mirato merita lo sviluppo in Turchia. Se nel primo anno di attività (2011-12) si sono registrati 2 milioni di turnover complessivo, da settembre 2012 ad oggi si registrano 8 milioni di vendite complessive prodotte da yachts superiori ai 70′. A capo della WHYKO Turkey è stato nominato Onur Erardag, 34 anni – proveniente da una delle famiglie di Istanbul da più lungo tempo legate alla nautica. “Ho avuto occasione di conoscere Nico e Marco per la prima volta durante una trattativa in Grecia” – commenta Onur Erardag – “la nostra intesa è stata talmente forte che ci ha spinti a fondare WHYKO in Turchia. Condividiamo gli stessi valori di business, che a nostro avviso, fanno di WHYKO un partner differente rispetto ai competitors: massima trasparenza, partner affidabili per i servizi pre/post sale e grande esperienza sul territorio”. Onur riferisce che gli obiettivi a medio termine di WHYKO in Turchia prevedono un risultato, in termine di volumi, di 10 milioni annui ed uno spostamento del brokeraggio verso barche di dimensioni sempre maggiori. 

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WHYKO si propone quindi come scelta ideale per una “Central Agency” per la vendita potendo contare su rapporti già esistenti con oltre 1.100 brokers nazionali ed esteri e su rapporti ormai consolidati con i maggiori player del settore, italiani e internazionali.

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I servizi post vendita
WHYKO completa la propria offerta proponendo i seguenti servizi attraverso un personale tecnico qualificato. Grazie alla collaborazione con il Gruppo Valdettaro – storica realtà del panorama nautico italiano – WHYKO é in grado di effettuare lavori di assistenza, manutenzione e service; si colloca in 5 siti nella splendida cornice del Golfo di La Spezia, dove vanta 15.000 mq coperti per il rimessaggio di imbarcazioni e un servizio di alaggio per imbarcazioni fino a 200 tonnellate. Queste le tre unità del Gruppo, attraverso le quali WHYKO effettua in partnership i lavori di assistenza, refitting, manutenzione e service. 

Una forte brand identity
Una nota a parte meritano le strategie di branding e comunicazione di WHYKO. Al fine di poter costruire un marchio riconoscibile nel medio-lungo periodo, si sono investite forti risorse nella realizzazione della sede di La Spezia secondo uno stile di interior design&decoration estremamente coordinato e dalla forte riconoscibilità oltre che nell’edizione di un magazine periodico che va in distribuzione a tutto il network WHYKO – molto contemporaneo, ricco di contenuti e stili di vita. Questi canoni saranno poi ripresi nel rinnovo degli uffici di altre sedi.

 E’ stato scelto Gio Pagani, architetto dalla multiforme esperienza internazionale, per la firma degli uffici di WHYKO a La Spezia – sede di rappresentanza principale della compagnia che a livello di style&design è apripista per l’immagine coordinata degli uffici di Istanbul e Miami.Ho voluto realizzare uno spazio che fosse in grado di contenere la positività energetica del brand – spiega l’architetto – un ambiente fluido, dove l’intensità luminosa non consente che si creino sacche di buio. Punto di partenza è stata la filosofia di WHYKO, per cui l’alto livello di professionalità non è mai disgiunto dalla passione. Da qui la creazione di una «scatola» di vetro che diventa un contenitore di idee e di energia. Questo senza far passare in secondo piano i visitatori, che anzi diventano ospiti di un ambiente caldo e accogliente. L’aggiunta di elementi di design, anche inusuali e inaspettati, contribuisce a ricreare una domesticità informale – spiega infatti Pagani. “Fra questi, le sedute di Jasper Morrison, i lampadari di Tom Dixon, il divano che io stesso ho disegnato e rivestito di tessuto mimetico, un oggetto quasi borderline che alla dimensione domestica aggiunge una nota graffiante”.

 

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Floating Life Charter&Brokerage introduces OLIBAMO – C Boat 27-82 Sc ON SALE & management

Entirely made of stainless steel by C-Boat shipyard (Italy), both in the hull and in the superstructure, OLIBAMO, a 27.30 metres displacing yacht, has been built with the technical specifications of a real “Tug Boat” solid and stable, capable of cruise in adverse sea and weather conditions but can be compared to floating luxurious villa or 5 star hotels.

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Powerful and, at the same time, graceful, because of the unusual and brilliant yellowcoloured livery, OLIBAMO brings indisputable elegance along with great comfort. Once a board, the feeling is to be on a bigger yacht. The 7.51-meters beam allows you to enjoy very wide spaces and the huge windows, also placed on the ceiling,  provide a lot of interior light and extreme brightness. The focus of the attention is given to the interior décor refined with elegance and with anything that can make life on board pleasant. The main deck features a roomy saloon with L-shaped sofas in the conversation area and a dining area with a table for eight. Opposite the dining area is the well-equipped galley that separates the living space from the command station with its impressive array of latest generation electronics.

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C.Boat 27-82 is fully reliable and safe, it guarantees the highest standards of comfort, navigation and life on board thanks to a deep V bottom of 8mm thickness of the hull. Power is provided by two 875hp CAT engines, that allow this boat to have a very low fuel consumption as 90lt per hour with a a cruising speed of 10knots and a top speed of 14 knots.

MAIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION – C-BOAT 27-82 SC
Length overall 27,30m.
Maximum Beam 7,50m.
Maximum Draft 1,60m.
Full load displacement 128.000 kg.
Fresh water capacity 3.000 l
Fuel capacity 16.000 l
Guests Cabins 4/5
Crew Cabins 3

FLOATING LIFE Charter&Brokerage names ELISABETTA COLONNA as new Charter&Sales Manager

Floating Life is delighted to introduces Mrs Elisabetta Colonna as new Charter&Broker Manager. With a graduation at IULM Pubbliche Relazioni Scienze della Comunicazione (communication strategies) and over 15 years spend in marketing direction of several international companies she’s now replacing Laura Polotto, no longer in Floating Life.

Colonna’s customer-oriented experience along with her acknowledge on both marketing and business development matters – will surely enables Floating Life to boost the charte&brokerage division.

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“We are sure that all customers and partners – refers Andrea Pezzini Floating Life Group Ceo – will take advantage of this appointment and glad to develop with Mrs Colonna new steps together”.

Elisabetta Colonna quotes: ” My appointment firmly confirms Floating Life plans to develop a strong sales re-organization with ambitious goals. Straight to new business opportunities and sales networks, we are implementing our global business strategies in a more flexible and dynamic way, even more “taylor-made oriented” we did over the past years.

RMC Marine presents Kanga Wally Ace, new central agency charter from Floating Life. Hosted by Maurizio Di Maggio

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FLOATING LIFE Charter&Brokerage presents his surprising new central agency for charter KANGA – WallyAce

Kanga, the first WallyAce 26 m unit of the innovative displacement line will be on display – and available for press visits – during the Antigua Boat Show at Antigua Yacht Club Marina (from the 2nd to the 8th of December).

CHARTER RATES
Caribbean High Season: USD 62.000 per week/MYBA
Caribbean Low Season: USD 55.000 per week/MYBA

With this brand new boat Wally confirms its vocation: providing to the owner and guests huge volumes, high comfort level, more stability together with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations, for those who love a confortable long time cruising. This yacht shows the indisputable Wally’s signs of improved functions combined with contemporary and clean style, standing out in the displacement category. Her hull lines are classic yet contemporary reflecting the unmistakable Wally style.

UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS 
The breakthrough Wally Ace 26m Kanga is characterised by several distinctive marks, compared to the other boats in her category:
* bigger and more exploitable interior volumes;
* larger open-air social areas
* unrivalled space within its length: 128 sqm of outside social space over two deck levels as well as a 50 sqm interior saloon area;
* with its total square area of 282 sqm, it is over 30 % huger than vessels of the same length;
* tender garage located amidships with direct access to the crew and service area
*aft owner’s and VIP suites opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water;
* separate entrance to the crew mess to have direct access to the garage and the dock;
* sized engines for long range cruises and low consumption;
* innovative gyroscopic stabilizer totally without external fins;
* engine room and tender garage located amidships to concentrate the weights in the centre of gravity and provide a smoother wave riding.
* wider and more stable hull (10 to 15 % wider than similar yachts);
* longer waterline to increase performance;
* higher free board to improve the seaworthiness even in rough weather and to increase the interior volumes;
* lower centre of gravity generated by her sleeker lines;

PROPULSION, CONSUMPTION, RANGE
The propulsion system is characterised by engines that run at low RPM offering many advantages such as low vibration, low noise, low consumption, little maintenance, and long life. Kanga sails at 10,5 knots  at 1,300 rpm with a consumption of approximately 5 litres per nautical mile (an unprecedented rate for a 10-guest/4-crew /90-ton motor yacht). As a result of this exceptional efficiency, Kanga range is expected to go over the 3,000 nm: another remarkable and unique target in her category.

WallyAce 26m Kanga features three decks:
1. the 60-sqm sun deck over the superstructure boasts a large sunbathing and lounge area, featuring a vast 3×3 meter sun-pad with adjustable backs, a fully equipped bar with counter and stools, and a sofas seating for 8-10 guests;
2. the 120-sqm main deck with two social cockpits (one forward with table and seats for 8-10 people, and one aft with dining and lounge areas) and the superstructure, that is completely surrounded by glass to enhance the Wally inside outside living concept;
3. the 95-sqm guest and service deck in the lower level.

INTERIOR LAYOUT AND STYLING
The WallyAce 26m Kanga features over 50 sqm of social area incorporated in the glass walled superstructure, that includes the lounge with large sofas, the dining table for 10-12 guests, the steering and navigation station. The accommodation layout reflects the perfect configuration for large families and charter capabilities: two large double cabins and two twin cabins, sleeping up to10 people (two cabins have additional pullman beds). All cabins have en-suites. The double cabins are aft opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water. The crew and service area is forward, separated from the guests night area by the engine room and the garage, providing maximum privacy. The crew accommodation is for four people sleeping in two double cabins. The interior styling is simple and fresh, with teak wood joinery and beige coloured fabric.

CONSTRUCTION
WallyAce 26m is a semi-custom line built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. The hull skins are 50 % thicker than those required by the Classification Register, offering up to three times the mandatory solidity and toughness, to provide a true round-the-world cruiser.

Floating Life Charter&Brokerage: new central charter KANGA the all new Wally ACE

Lowest consumption in biggest volumes: Kanga, the first Wallyace is now charter central by Floating Life Charter&Brokerage. At the Monaco Yacht Show 2012 charter management will have the pleasure to take press for a boat visit.

 

CHARTER RATES
High Season (July & August): € 50.000 per week/MYBA
Low Season (other periods): € 45.000 per week/MYBA

 

After the successfull launch in Marina di Ravenna, Italy, the first unit of the innovative displacement line WallyAce, the 26m Kanga is now ready for chartering with Floating Life Charter&Brokerage. Kanga WallyAce is indeed a performance yacht in the sense that exceptionally performs the mission to provide more volumes, more comfort, more stability, with super reduced fuel consumption, noise and vibrations, aiming at the lovers of long cruises and life in the bays. A boat that carries the indisputable Wally signs of improved functions combined with contemporary and clean style, standing out in the displacement category. Her hull lines are classic yet contemporary reflecting the unmistakable Wally style.

Unique Characteristics
The breakthrough WallyAce 26m Kanga is characterised by several distinctive marks, compared to the other boats in her category:

–  wider and more stable hulls (10 to 15 % wider than similar yachts)
–  longer waterline to increase performance
–  higher free board to improve the seaworthiness in rough weather and increase the interior volumes
–  lower centre of gravity generated by her sleeker lines
–  bigger and more exploitable interior volumes
–  larger open-air social areas
–  unrivalled space within its length: 128 sqm of outside social space over two deck levels as well as a 50 sqm interior saloon area
–  the total square metreage is 282 sqm, over 30 % greater than its nearest competitor in its length
–  tender garage located amidships with direct access to the crew and service area
–  aft owner’s and VIP suites opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water
–  separate entrance to the service quarter for the crew to directly access the tender and the dock
–  heavy duty engines for long range cruises and low consumption
–  gyroscopic stabilizer
–  TA true long-distance ocean cruiser, she is classified as a “pleasure yacht” and therefore manageable without a professional crew
– engine room and tender garage located amidships to concentrate the weights in the centre of gravity and provide a smoother wave riding Wallybow® Kanga’s introduces the new Wallybow®: “The bulb is incorporated into the bow. This unique Wally design is an innovative feature developed by our R&D department –explains Tommaso de Luca, chief designer at Wally and WallyAce’s Technical Manager – that combines the vertical bow to pierce waves and the bulb to improve performance “.

Propulsion, Consumption, Range
The propulsion system is characterised by engines that run at low RPM offering many advantages such as low vibration, low noise, low consumption, little maintenance, and long life. “Kanga sails at 11.0-11.5 knot cruising speed at 1,300 rpm with a consumption around as little as 5 litres per nautical mile representing an unprecedented rate for a 10-guest/4-crew /90-ton motor yacht. As a result of this exceptional efficiency, Kanga range is expected to surpass the 3,000 nm: another remarkable and unique target in her category.

WallyAce 26m Kanga features three decks:

  1. the 60-sqm sun deck over the superstrucure that is a large sunbathing and lounge area, featuring the vast 3×3-meter sun-pad with adjustable backs, the fully equipped bar with counter and stools, and the sofas seating 8-10
  2. the 120-sqm main deck with the two social cockpits (one forward with table and seats for 8-10, and one aft with dining and lounge areas) and the superstrucure, that is completely surrounded by glass to enhance the Wally inside outside living concept
  3. the 95-sqm guest and service deck in the lower level

Interior layout and styling
The WallyAce 26m Kanga features over 50 sqm of social area incorporated in the glass walled superstructure, that includes the lounge with large sofas, the dining table for 10-12 guests, and the steering and navigation station. The accommodation layout reflects the perfect configuration for large families and charter capabilities: four large double cabins, sleeping up to10 people (two cabins have additional pullman beds) . All cabins have en-suites. The owner’s and VIP’s are aft opening onto the Terrace-on-the-sea® with direct access to the water. The crew and service area is forward, separated from the guest night area by the engine room and the garage, providing maximum privacy. The crew accommodation is for four people sleeping in two double cabins. The interior styling is simple and fresh, with teak wood joinery and beige coloured fabric.

Construction
WallyAce 26m is a semi-custom line built using the sandwich GRP construction technology. The hull skins are 50 % thicker than those required by the Classification Register, offering up to three times the mandatory solidity and toughness, to provide a true round-the-world cruiser. Kanga is undergoing extensive sea-trials before the delivery to her Owners for their summer cruise, and she will be on display at Monaco Yacht Show (September 19-22).

Yumi – Alalunga 85 Sport is the new central charter in Greece&Turkey by Floating Life

Yumi – Alalunga 85 Sport is an open cruiser equipped with a hardtop and a propulsion system developed by Andrea Bacigalupo, well-known designer of many super yachts, particularly large open cruisers. For all this summer 2012, Yumi will be based in Greece and available for amazing cruising trip in the Greek Islands and Turkish Aegean coast.

Not just a vacation… If guests are looking for culture, history, traditions, social life, even shopping, Yumi will take them to places where it might seem time has stopped, next to hustling and bustling destinations.

On board, gourmet cuisine is one of our delights, following the Italian and Mediterranean diet: simple, healthy, tasty dishes with daily fresh produce along with special Yumi cellar features excellent wines carefully selected for the onboard enjoyment. Floating Life C&B will suggest to guests favourite routes in the Southeastern Aegean Sea, where guests will be surrounded by a dazzling light and incomparable energy. Yumi base is on the island of Kos. But she can reach most part of Greek destinations in just a few hours.

The design and exterior layout are by Carlo Galeazzi, a naval architect successfully involved in the fascinating world of super yachts, with many projects already completed. The interior compartmentalisation of the “Alalunga 85 Sport” is traditional, featuring four cabins (1for the owner, 1VIPs, and two twin guests, along with 3 of crew), a large saloon and five bathrooms. All of the cabins are equipped with private bathrooms and box showers, while the owner’s cabin has both a Jacuzzi tub and a separate box shower. The interior is done in cherry wood and other fine woods and the shipyard has chosen elegant fabrics and leather in co-ordinated colours for the upholstery.

The interplay of levels created by the designers, as well as the large volumes created by the shape of the hull and superstructure, give this yacht excellent liveability. Inside the area protected by the hardtop, accessible through a crystal glass door, we find the dining/relaxation area, decorated with the same elegant materials as those used in the interior. This line of open cruisers is very attractive and boasts innovative, stylistic solutions usually only found on different boat types, such as the well-protected, wide, lateral walkways and the rounded shape of the superstructures that extend from prow to stern.

A spacious sundeck has been designed forward, with ample room for 8-9 people. The area, perfectly integrated with the superstructure, does not interfere in any way with the boat’s profile. There is another sundeck astern, while the cockpit is the ideal place for dining in the open air and enjoying sailing in maximum comfort. The geometry of the bottom ensures that the boat is always soft on the waves and capable of excellent performance, so that the owner and guests benefit from an appropriate combination of comfort and boating safety.

 

The numerous technological accessories installed for navigation and communication, along with those for relaxation, such as the hideaway plasma TV, make this yacht modern and well-suited to the requirements of today’s owners. Tender: Zodiac Projet 350 104hp; Seabob Cajago F7. Toys: Kayak x 2 pers, watersky, Jumbo dog banana 5 person. Matrix for 2 and donut.