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The new motor-yacht My Paradis was launched with the Owner in attendance; the first of three 108-foot Tradition Supremes, the new entry level tri-deck in the Benetti Class Range Displacement line. The yacht will officially debuts at next Cannes Yachting Festival (9-14 September 2014).

20140622-130033-46833552.jpgImportant innovations in the engine room too: the new yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow to navigate, as well as with the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors.

With the launching of My Paradis, Benetti unveils the new Tradition Supreme 108′, part of the Benetti Class Range Displacement line of composite yachts from 93′-145′. In doing so, Benetti reinforces its leadership position, with the new Tradition Supreme 108′ featuring extremely innovative stylistic and technical elements.

IMG_0415With exteriors by Stefano Righini, the vessel includes three decks and a sun deck. The sun deck is this boat’s hallmark feature. Its carbon fibre roll bar, upper section of the superstructure and hard top have been selected to ensure a lightweight structure with enhanced stability. The sun deck is also noteworthy for its circulation. There are two access points, an internal and external one, which provide maximum privacy for the Owner and guests. Indeed, the entire sun deck has been made use of. In addition to the stunning Jacuzzi and elegant dining table for 10 in the centre, there is also comfortable sunpad seating towards the stern and a sofa with forward facing storage next to the exterior piloting station.

On the upper deck, there is a skylounge with windows on three sides and a sliding door leading out to the exterior salon for amazing views. It is also equipped with a spectacular Turkish bath complete with skylight so you can lie back and relax, gazing up at the sky.

IMG_0285The interiors accentuate the sense of space and light using contrasting colours and shadows.
The walls are clad with different thickness decking arranged in a random pattern. This makes for a very unusual 3D effect with a play of light and shadow, further accentuated by the large amounts of glazing connecting the interior and exterior spaces. The light-drenched quality of the interiors is also enhanced by the pairing of light oak with darker wood that lets the natural light reflect off the different angled surfaces.
The light design also includes strategically located LEDs to recreate the same effect after daylight hours.

IMG_0036The decision to use 3D dynamic walls rather than smooth ones provides a kind of interactive background that actually accommodates a wide range of décor options, offering ample customisation opportunities. On the Tradition Supreme 108′ the Owner can choose from a wide array of furnishing options, depending on their personal style and brand preferences.

As a case in point, the main deck of My Paradis has a very interesting custom layout. The area traditionally devoted to the dining area has been integrated with the salon, creating a single open space that includes a lounge and bar area. The room is filled with natural light and enjoys uninterrupted and breathtaking water views thanks to its full-height windows. The designers also took a very innovative approach and lowered the exterior washboard to match the glass height, virtually eliminating any visual barrier between the interiors and the water beyond. The washboard is also “cut back” at the full-height window in the Owner’s cabin, allowing natural light to fill the suite to great effect.

IMG_9645Per Owner request, the crew dinette on My Paradis is located on the main deck instead of the lower deck; in its place is a large refrigeration unit.

The yacht can accommodate up to 12 guests. There are four VIP cabins on the lower deck. The Owner’s apartment is on the main deck at full beam. There is a sense of drama in the bathrooms, where the same “interactive” finishes have been used, this time in the 100% mosaic showers. Here too there is a play of uneven surfaces, again reinforced by strategically placed LEDs.

Important innovations in the engine room too: in accordance with the emerging trends in the market, the yacht has been equipped with a new hybrid system that will allow you to navigate, as well as the traditional main engines, also using two 35 kW electric motors connected directly to the regulators / inverters of the main diesel-electric propulsion. The electric motors are powered directly by generators allowing to navigate up to a speed of about 6 knots. On-board generators are used as the only source of propulsion and power for various devices. This configuration will allow to minimize noise and vibration while maximizing comfort.

The electric one is also an auxiliary propulsion in support of the main motor. Just to give an example, the efficiency guaranteed by a low power motor (35 kW) at low speed (6/7 nodes), typical in night transfers, is certainly better than a more powerful engine which can not be used too long in this mode.

To maximise onboard comfort and reduce energy use, the boatyard has equipped My Paradis as well as all Benetti Class models with a CMC Marine electrical fin stabiliser. Compared to traditional systems, the electrical pin stabilisers ensure reduced noise, increased functionality, reduced electricity usage, and ease of maintenance.20140622-125947-46787384.jpg


Benetti Vision 145 “Told You So” on Style South China Morning Post December 2013

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Benetti introduces the new FB502 m/y “Panthera”, the 47-metre aluminium yacht, whose contemporary style is simultaneously sporty and elegant.

Benetti Panthera

Benetti Panthera

The FB502 M/Y “Panthera” is the second yacht in the 500s series. The first one, FB501 “Imagination”, came on the market in 2010; and the third one, FB503, is scheduled for delivery spring 2014. Constructed at Benetti’s Livorno boatyard, the 500-series yachts are 100% aluminium, 47 metres long and 8.8 metres wide. Their hull geometry ensures superior performance (maximum speed 24 knots and cruising speed 22 knots), as well as significant stability while underway; noise and vibrations are almost completely eliminated, for enhanced comfort even at higher speeds. All this makes “Panthera” a fast and comfortable yacht with a style that reflects the refined personality of the Boatowner who has commissioned a contemporary yacht featuring timeless elegance. Clean, soaring lines and large tinted oval windows go perfectly with the metallic silver colour of the exterior, silver shades being the dominant colours of the “Panthera”. On the exterior, the teak detailing (traditionally black) is gray; and the interiors have a sophisticated combination of lighter and darker gray tones. A key feature highlighting the contemporary and carefully thoughtout aesthetic of the FB502 is given by the large fashion photos hung throughout the yacht’s main areas; whether in black and white or colour, large or small, framed or unframed, the images portray the magnetic feminine allure of gorgeous international models and actresses, adding even more glamour to this sophisticated yacht.



She wants to be – or better yet, she is – a luxury yacht, refined yet never opulent. To achieve this, Benetti architects and designers worked very closely with the Owner and his staff, so there was no need to engage any other external designer. The owner representative had clear visions regarding design and realised her ideas with determination. The work was largely one of subtraction, of eliminating excesses and ostentation; the result is a style which suggests pure beauty under the banner of simplicity, something far beyond the merely fashionable.

The FB502 has four decks: lower, main, upper, and sun deck. The lower deck is dedicated to the guest cabins. The VIP cabin is amidships with a double bed at full-beam, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom. There are two additional double-bed cabins, each with private bathroom. All bathrooms have refined finishes in different Bisazza mosaics. Towards the bow and with a separate entrance, there are four twin-bed cabins for the crew. The mechanical room is astern of the VIP cabin; and even further astern is the garage which accommodates both a tender and jet ski, with a large door opening onto a marvellous stern swimming platform providing nearly 10 m2 for beach chairs, shower, and a highly original customdesigned trampoline.



The main deck is a semi wide body. Climbing aboard astern, the elegant exterior saloon functions as a lobby onto the main saloon and is tastefully furnished with custom pieces from major Italian design companies. The fabrics and lamps are by Armani Casa as is the large, ten-person dining table, and the chairs surrounding it are by B&B. Moving towards the bow, past the main foyer, in one area there is the pantry.



The other leads to the Owner’s suite at full-beam with a spectacular view towards the bow and access to a private exterior lounge; the lounge is exclusively for the boatowner’s use, ensuring maximum privacy even at port. The cabin also has a spacious office, walk-in closet, and ensuite bathroom with marvellous Bisazza mosaics.



The upper deck has a large exterior area astern with couches and a covered skylounge; it also has a second VIP cabin, the captain’s cabin, and the interior piloting station. At the farthest point to the bow, there is a second area dedicated to open air living with enormous sunpad in the middle. The upper deck skylounge is one of the “Panthera’s” really special areas. It includes a fully equipped media room with terrific lounge couches of the german brand Tommy M and a maxi 46 inch movie screen; it can also be transformed into a disco with strobe lights and RGL LEDs complete with a cutting edge stereo sound system including a high-end vintage turntable for vinyl records at 33 and 45 rpm.



The sundeck offers guests a large sunpad, a corner bar, and awnings both to the bow and stern of the pool for maximum flexibility. From a performance point of view, “Panthera” is faithful to her name, lightweight and fast. While 47 metres long, the yacht’s aluminium construction means it only displaces 340 tonnes, a feature which, when combined with the narrow and elongated semidisplacement hull, delivers superior performance. The yacht has a maximum speed of 24 knots with a fuel consumption of 1.360 l/h, a 22-knot cruising speed, and a range of 3400 miles at the economical 12-knot speed.


Vicem Yachts launch Vulcan 35 Trideck

Vicem Yachts adds an important step to its strategic business expansion with the launch of the VULCAN 35m/118’ Trideck. Since 2012 Vicem has been enlarging its horizons beyond mahogany construction into high-tech composite construction with the delivery and the launch of two new sleek, fast yachts for its Vulcan Line: VULCAN 46m and VULCAN 32m/105’.


Vulcan 35m – Trideck comes from the Vicem Vulcan series. World class, fast and light the Vulcan Series yachts add long range capabilities for ocean voyages together with an outstanding and durable low maintenance exterior. The Vicem 35m is a fantastic design and is just as fast and beautiful like his older sister, the Vulcan 46m. The yacht design is again a build featuring the best materials and absolutely no compromises.

When designing the 35m Trideck, Vicem wanted to incorporate spaces and volumes found in much larger tri-deck motor yachts.  A Frank Mulder design, this Tri-deck provides excellent quality of life on board for up to 12 guests and is certified for RINA Short Range Charter Class (RINA C ✠Hull ● MACH Ych Charter Short Range, EFP (Rina No:88038) Turkish). The generous exterior spaces on the three decks are complemented by a beach-pad that drops-down from the stern garage, allowing guests to fully enjoy their rest and relaxation by the sea. With a top speed of 20 knots and a range of 1,600 Nm @ 12 knots and 950@ 16 knots (cruising speed) this Vicem creation is a very versatile player for the super yacht segment. In addition, Art Line design has been the choice for the interiors – repeating the great successful collaboration as on the Vulcan 46 metres. Vulcan 35m trideck is a five stateroom yacht (6 cabins layout is also available), including a full-beam master suite and two full-beam VIP staterooms. There is a captain’s cabin on the main deck and two double crew cabins with a lounge and galley in the crew area. Tenders are hidden in the foredeck (to achieve a sleek exterior look) and there is additional garage storage at the transom.


ART-LINE INTERIORSDesigners Frank Pieterse and Marilyn de Vaal – refers: “We enjoyed designing this yacht very much. This yacht reflects the essence of yachting; a great climate, the warm sea, gentle reflections from the water through the windows and specially designed open outdoor spaces to give a sense of relaxation and welcoming. In order to create 4 suites, 1 VIP stateroom and two identical owners suites, we established an organic flow between the levels of the indoor and outdoor living spaces, thus generating a sense of space that belies the size of the yacht. In the rest of the public spaces we created a very light, dramatic look, with a repeating signature running through the interior bringing the interior and exterior interaction into a continuous focus With details of the interior that were inspired by the woodworking and wooden boatbuilding heritage of Vicem Yachts, integrated with the contemporary art and architecture we are committed to, we  aspired to generate a sense of holiday fun with a hint of formality, beautifully crafted with the finest material. This yacht is a real family yacht, designed for the whole family to celebrate their holiday”.


With world class, fast and light yachts for charter or private use, the Vulcan Series adds long range capabilities for ocean voyages together with an outstanding and durable low maintenance exterior. Due to the latest design and construction techniques, interior volume has been increased when compared to many other yachts in the same size range. Interiors are tailored to client requests and can be fully integrated with exterior colors, styling and finishes due to Vicem’s “total customization” attitude and superior construction techniques which allow finishing in dark colors and/or metallic painting. The Vulcan Line yachts are built in a state-of-the-art facility in Antalya, Turkey. Composite materials, applied with resin and sandwich techniques, are chosen to achieve the best possible strength-to-weight ratios.

All Vicem plants are clean, pleasant factories without unhealthy vapors that exist in other yacht building factories that use cheaper polyester resins that are loaded with unhealthy styrene. Even the Vicem Classic and Cruiser lines utilize the more expensive and sophisticated epoxy resins in construction. Integral tank construction was also introduced with the new Vulcan series, which provides more internal room for accommodations and the ability to carry more fuel for oceangoing trips at lower speeds. Frank Mulder designed fast hulls for the Vicem Vulcan series with a fine entry for rough sea conditions yet still very fuel efficient at slow displacement speeds.


Whyko has launched the all-new MY-Azul 31 for an American Owner – a semi-custom 31 meter long yacht that does over 40 knots, ideal as a commuter yacht and destined for use in Southern Florida. Whoever comes through the door at Whyko, the international nautical broker company with offices in Italy, Turkey and the United States, leaves with his dream come true. This experience is common to all clients, including the American Owner who was present at the technical launch of his new jewel: the Azul 31, custom built by Italyachts of Carrara – part of Rodriguez Group, with a hull based on a Leopard and full custom interiors. 

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Azul 31

The Azul 31 is a luxury motor-yacht with a hardtop superstructure, while her sleek lines emphasize her sporty exterior. Both the project and construction are founded in the consolidated and renowned Viareggio tradition of yacht building, and offer an extremely comfortable solid and reliable yacht. Life aboard is equally comfortable, either above decks or below, and all is custom made.

 With the design of the main-deck salon, the Owner created an extremely ample living area to accommodate his numerous family, with the stern couch to talk on, and watch the 55” TV. The dining room is forward, behind the pilot house, and furnished with a central table and eight chairs. Above decks, the cockpit offers an enormous sunbathing area and couch with extensive free space surrounding it.

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Below decks, the Owner chose a four cabin layout, three queen size and one double, each with their own private bathroom. The Owner’s stateroom is amidships and runs from one side of the yacht to the other, with a lounge couch to port and a writing table and dresser to starboard.

 Décor is in natural oak with a 60 gloss finish, and four different kinds of marble: white Onyx in the Owner’s zone, a pale Statuario in the guest area, blue Sodalite in the living area, and Bottoncino in the crew quarters. Here the Owner spent considerable time in modifying the layout to give the crew a more comfortable living area. For the first time in an Italian yard, exterior surfaces were finished with the new “Alexeal” paint, that gives an excellent result thanks to expert application and the product’s high quality.

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Owner statement
Marco Fiorani’s experience and sensibility were crucial to successfully interpret the actual desires of the client. The Owner needed a yacht of considerable size and Italian craftsmanship to be built around him and his family. Whyko’s production management capabilities were perfectly able to create the Owner’s dream. After a careful analysis of all the possibilities, Whyko chose the Azul 31 as the ideal solution for their client, and it was love at first sight. As Wkyko does for every sold and built custom yacht, they created a pool of professionals, each with his own field, to oversee the design and construction of the yacht, and since 2007 worked together with the Owner’s architect, yacht captain and crew to create the Azul 31.

 After delivery at the end of July 2013, the yacht will leave Golf-Juan on the Costa Azzurra for Miami and the Bahamas where the Owner’s family usually resides. And seeing that Miami is the home of high speed yachting, it’s no coincidence that this 31 meter has a cruising speed of about 36 knots, with a maximum speed of 40 knots; all thanks to her three MTU motors developing 1,800 horsepower through a Kamewa water-jet and central turbine.

Owner’s statement
I found a team that rose to the occasion”, said the Owner of the Azul 31, “so I very much want to thank the team at Italyacht: the yard’s Owner, Riccardo Bemi, the yard’s manager Andrea Todde, Dino Abbruzzese from the Rodriguez Group, the yacht’s captain and construction supervisor Piero Ragazzi. And special thanks also go to Marco Fiorani, who not only followed the construction as if it were his own yacht, but without him we couldn’t have made our dream come true.”



A private ceremony has been organized in order to celebrate the delivery with the Owner and his family. Among the guests, Paolo Vitelli – Azimut Benetti Group Chairman and Founder -, Vincenzo Poerio – CEO Megayacht Division -, Paul Brackley from Central Yachts together with the rest of Benetti’s management and staff including technical personnel and workers involved in the construction.

Based on a particularly successful Benetti’s naval platform, Lady Candy has been built in steel while superstructure is made with aluminium.

Length waterline at full load: 47.6 m about
Overall beam: 10.60 m
Total fresh water capacity: 18,000 Litres about
Total fuel capacity: 130,000 Litres about
Max speed, at half load condition: 15.5 knots.
Cruise speed, at half load condition, at 85% MCR: 15 knots.
Range at 12 knots: 5,000 nautical miles.

Porto Montenegro is on ARTRAVEL MED 2013

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