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Mercedes-Benz Style signs-off for first Granturismo of the seas

 The Silver Arrows Marine Granturismo Concept – a unique luxury motor yacht – has cruised past a significant new milestone in its development with the signing-off of the final design.

The design encapsulates all the radical new thinking behind the project in a yacht of exceptional looks with an innovative layout and never-seen-before features. The debut Silver Arrow brings a new elegance and dynamism to motor yachts in the 14m class thanks to Silver Arrows Marine’s design partner, Mercedes-Benz Style.

“With Mercedes-Benz Style we really have made the first Granturismo of the seas, as one look at the finished design will confirm,” said Silver Arrows Marine Chairman Ron Gibbs.

“There will be nothing else like it on the water with such beauty and so many innovations. It will have everything that people expect of a luxury yacht bearing the Mercedes-Benz Style name.” The design freeze comes after 12 months of intensive work to test and validate every aspect of the yacht’s functionality and performance. From the start of the project, development has followed the same methodology used in the automotive industry, with clay models and rigorous testing of prototypes.

Ron Gibbs added: “This process has taken time but by following automotive prototyping practices we can be sure all crucial development has taken place before production begins, not after, as is often the case with motor yachts. We go into the next phase leading up to production confident of achieving our aims.”
The Silver Arrows Marine motor yacht realizes the dream of a team of marine industry specialists with backgrounds from superyachts to Formula One motor racing. All share a passion to build a “clean sheet” 14m motor yacht that relies on blending marine and automotive technologies to make “a small motor yacht built like a superyacht”.

The Silver Arrows Granturismo Concept has an open-plan cabin offering unprecedented space, light and flexibility for the boat’s size. Unique features include unhindered access to the water from a “terrace by the pool” and a unique rear seating arrangement, maximizing relaxing space. Inside and out, the design, detailing, materials and colourways are more familiar from a luxury car than a yacht.

“Our motor yacht is about comfort and functionality in every detail,” added Ron Gibbs. “In this we follow the lead of the most recent range of Mercedes-Benz models – some of the people who worked on these cars are also working with us on the new yacht, including Gorden Wagener, Head of Mercedes-Benz Design.”

Further details of the finalized design and the next update on the Granturismo Concept’s journey from dream to reality will be presented at the Monaco Yacht Show (25-28 September).


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Christian Grande Yacht Design with a new superyacht concept: Acapulco 55 metres

Tight and muscular lines characterize this 55 meter created by Christian Grande, ready for an owner with a longing for speed and strong sensations. A dynamic and powerful yacht design, where the bow seems ready to leap like a feline to capture it’s prey. The hull’s black coloring amidships underlines the sportive nature of the yacht, and clearly evokes race cars’ dynamic styling.

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The automotive DNA also emerges from the clean yet refined structure, free from all superfluous elements, a vow to aerodynamics. The bow anchors are completely hidden behind special flush housings, keeping the freeboard clean and aerodynamic. The upper and lower decks are harmoniously joined, thanks to the vertical element that merges into the deck as it moves aft. The navigation area elements are free standing: no contact with the foredeck allows for an originally shaped panoramic window.

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The rectangular windows in the hull stray slightly from the yacht’s geometry, a no compromise solution to favor light in the below-deck cabins, while the portholes respectfully adhere to maritime tradition.

Surely another innovative and unusual stylistic solution is the passage from the main deck to the sun deck. A rigid black skeleton is surrounded by leather-like soft white skin, a tribute to last century’s ships with their huge funnels. This area leads to the sun deck, conceived as an attic terrace, with a bar and shower to help in relaxed sun bathing.

The foredeck space is conceived of in a very different manner than is usual on traditional yachts. The deck is completely unencumbered to provide high levels of freedom of movement, turning it into a recreational space and the center of social life on board with a very friendly atmosphere, like sitting around a fireplace in a beautiful villa. In addition, the presence of a swimming pool makes the foredeck perfect for fun away from prying eyes.

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The below-deck environments are richly finished and created to be shared. The twin staircase suggests spatial complexity for the areas that lead to the owner’s cabin. Each detail has been lavishly finished to provide maximum visual impact. The many faceted color and material contrasts, dark shiny surfaces alternating with clear matte elm flooring, passing through the intermediate bronze toned ceiling, combine to move light at different speeds. The round fittings and handles allude to old steamer trunks and give a long voyage feel.

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Length Over All:  56 m
Beam: 10 m
Drive:  Hydrojet
Propulsion:  Proposal A – (2 x 2400 cv) + (1 x 4000 cv)
Cruising speed:  28 knots
Maximum speed:  32 knots

Who is Christian Grande
Christian Grande is one of the youngest Italian yacht designers present in the international shortlists. Christian Grande began creating new boats in 1992 for Sessa Marine, a historic fifty year old nautical company, a “Made in Italy” standard bearer. This collaboration has lead to over fifty yacht designs  and more than fifteen international awards. Christian Grande has also collaborated with the Sacs and Sanlorenzo brands.

Recommended Motor Yacht Award
under 60 feet, with Sessa Marine – China, Xiamen 2012
Motor Boat of the Year 2012 Award, with Sessa Marine – Italy, 2012
Born Designer 2012 – France, Courchevel 2012
Best Sport Yacht Design of 2011 – under 24 mt length with Sessa Marine – France, Cannes 2011
Innovation Award 2011 with car seats KIWY (model SPF1) – Germania, Colonia 2011
Laboratorio Parma Award 2011 – Italy 2011
Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Awards with Sessa Marine – United Kingdom, London 2010
Best Motoryacht Design of 2009 under 24 mt length con Sessa Marine – France, Cannes 2009
Croatian Boat of the Year 2008 with Sessa Marine – Croatia, Port Rose 2008
Best Boat of the Year Award with Sessa Marine – Usa, Miami 2008
Motor Boat of the Year 2008 Award – United Kingdom, London 2008
Practical Parenting 2007/2008 – Winner with car seat MY WAY – United Kingdom, London 2008
European Boat of the Year 2007 – Germany, Dusseldorf 2007
Millennium Yacht Design Awards – Special Mention – Italy, Carrara 2006
Practical Parenting 2005/2006 – Best Buy – United Kingdom, London 2006
Yacht European Trophy, 50/60 ft Open – France, Cannes 2005


Christian Grande Design presenta un nuovo concetto di superyacht: Acapulco 55 m

Linee tese e muscolose per questo nuovo gioiello di 55 metri nato dalle mani di Christian Grande per un Armatore amante della velocità e delle sensazioni forti. Uno yacht dal design dinamico e potente dove la prua sembra quasi pronta allo scatto esattamente come un felino atto a catturare una preda. Anche la colorazione della parte centrale della carena – nera – sottolinea la natura marcatamente sportiva di questo yacht che richiama inequivocabilmente lo stile dinamico, tipico delle auto da corsa.

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Un DNA automobilistico quindi che emerge anche nella struttura, pulita e , allo stesso tempo, ricercata, che si libera da tutti gli elementi superflui come vero e proprio voto all’aerodinamicità. In quest’ottica, le ancore a prua scompaiono in appositi vani dotati di chiusure così da ripristinare le superfici della murata ed esaltarne l’aerodinamicità. L’unione tra ponte superiore e inferiore è decisamente armonica grazie al montante che confluisce verso poppa diventando un ponte vero e proprio. I montanti della zona di pilotaggio sono sospesi, non trovano il contatto con il pavimento di prua permettendo così di dar vita ad una vetrata dalla forma originale. Le vetrate rettangolari nello scafo si scostano un po’ dalla geometria generale della barca, non scendono a compromessi per privilegiare la luminosità delle cabine sottocoperta. Gli oblò tondi nascono invece come segnale di rispetto e adesione alla storicità marinaresca.

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Altro elemento stilistico decisamente innovativo e inusuale è sicuramente l’uscita che dalla coperta porta al sun deck. Questo particolare volume, caratterizzato da una parte interna rigida (nera) concepita come se fosse l’ossatura animale e una parte più morbida intorno (bianca) da immaginare come una pelle, nasce come tributo alle grandi navi di inizio secolo caratterizzate da enormi fumaioli. Questo volume permette l’accesso al sun deck che è qui concepito come se fosse la terrazza di un attico, un vero e proprio solarium per momenti di relax in cui sarà prevista una zona bar e una doccia.

Gli spazi di prua sono concepiti qui in modo molto differente rispetto agli yacht tradizionali. Il ponte è completamente libero per garantire alti livelli di libertà di movimento. La prua diventa uno spazio ricreativo, acquisisce un ruolo centrale della vita sociale di bordo suggerendo atmosfere decisamente conviviali, un po’ come accade intorno al camino di una bella villa. Inoltre, la presenza provocatoria della piscina rende gli spazi di prua perfetti per momenti di divertimento e svago privato, lontano dagli sguardi indiscreti.

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Gli Interni
All’interno gli ambienti sono marcatamente ricchi e creati per essere condivisi. La doppia scalinata suggerisce la complessità degli spazi che portano alla cabina armatoriale. Ogni dettaglio è stato curato e arricchito per ottenere un forte impatto visivo. Grandi contrasti di colori e di materiali. Piani scuri e lucidi si alternano a pavimenti in olmo chiari e opachi passando per la tonalità bronzo del soffitto facendo così correre la luce a differenti velocità. Le chiusure e le maniglie rotonde richiamano i vecchi bauli evocando atmosfere da lungo viaggio.

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Scheda Tecnica – Brief
Lunghezza Fuori tutto: 56mt
Larghezza: 10mt
Propulsione: Idrogetto
Motorizzazione: Proposta A – (2 x 2400 cv) + (1 x 4000 cv)
Proposta B – 3 x 2600 cv
Velocità di crociera: 28 nodi
Velocità massima: 32 nodi

Chi è Christian Grande.
Christian Grande è uno dei più giovani designer italiani ad essere già entrato nel palmares dei nomi di riferimento dello yacht design, cominciando sin dal 1992 a ideare le nuove imbarcazioni di Sessa Marine, marchio storico della nautica “Made in Italy” dal oltre cinquant’anni, per la quale ha disegnato sino ad oggi più di 50 yacht e ottenuto oltre 15 awards internazionali. Ha inoltre collaborato per brand come Sacs e Sanlorenzo.

Principali riconoscimenti vinti da Christian Grande:
Recommended Motor Yacht Award
under 60 feet con Sessa Marine – Cina, Xiamen 2012
Motor Boat of the Year 2012 Award con Sessa Marine – Italia 2012
Born Designer 2012 – Francia, Courchevel 2012
Best Sport Yacht Design of 2011 – under 24 mt length con Sessa Marine – Francia, Cannes 2011
Innovation Award 2011 con seggiolini KIWY (modello SPF1) – Germania, Colonia 2011
Premio Laboratorio Parma 2011 – Italia 2011
Motor Boat of the Year 2010 Awards con Sessa Marine – Regno Unito, London 2010
Best Motoryacht Design of 2009 under 24 mt length con Sessa Marine – Francia, Cannes 2009
Croatian Boat of the Year 2008 con Sessa Marine – Croazia, Port Rose 2008
Best Boat of the Year Award con Sessa Marine – Usa, Miami 2008
Motor Boat of the Year 2008 Awards con Sessa Marine – Regno Unito, London 2008
Practical Parenting 2007/2008 – Winner con seggiolino auto modello My Way – Regno Unito, London 2008
European Boat of the Year 2007 con Sessa Marine – Germania, Dusseldorf 2007
Millennium Yacht Design Awards – Menzione speciale – Italia, Carrara 2006
Practical Parenting 2005/2006 – Best Buy con seggiolino auto My WAY – Regno Unito, London 2006
European Yacht Trophy, categoria 50/60 piedi Open con Sessa Marine – Francia, Cannes 2005

Breaking news! Sand People Communication will support PR&Media relations for Porto Montenegro for France-Italy-Turkey-Russia

From February 2013 Sand People will support PR&Media relations for Porto Montenegro for France-Italy-Turkey-Russia.

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Discover Sessa Marine Sea Trial at Miami Boat Show, 20, 21, 22 february 2013

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