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THE INTERNATIONAL SUPERYACHT LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

Issue 02 - 2016 SUPERYACHT DIGEST The Yachting Lifestyle Magazine - Digital edition of Superyachtdigest.com.

S U P E RYAC H T

DIGEST ISSUE #2 JULY 2016

A JOURNEY THROUGH DESIGN

Winnie off the coast of Cannes, 1975 from the series White Women ©Helmut Newton Estate from the Exhibition HELMUT NEWTON Fotografie WHITE WOMEN / SLEEPLESS NIGHTS / BIG NUDES Venezia / Tre Oci, 07.04 > 07.08.2016

SUPERYACHTS

DESIGN

INTERIORS

LIFESTYLE

DESTINATIONS

EVENTS


RELIEF sofa / BONDAI coffee table / GREYHOUND rug / CHERRIES floor lamp - design Carlo Colombo - produced and distributed by Luxury Living


VANQUISH ZAGATO CONCEPT

Vanquish Zagato Concept, the latest creation from the long-standing partnership between Aston Martin and Italian design-house Zagato. The Vanquish Zagato Concept made its global debut at the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, held at Lake Como in Italy in May 2016. Developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England the concept features proportions that remain quintessentially Aston Martin and emphasises a dynamic, forward-looking stance. The new bodywork is entirely shaped from carbon fibre, with the split lines on the body reduced by the use of large one-piece panels. New lights include round tail light reflectors that evoke the classic rear view of a Zagato design, incorporating the same 'bladed' LED technology as the Aston Martin Vulcan track-only supercar.


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EDITORIAL Keep Calm After Brexit With new scenarios, new horizons become possible and I want to remain positive. The United Kingdom is out from the European Union, and Europe shakes in uncertainty. Nobody really knows what the future will be. We are actually facing an unprecedented event. Nevertheless, we must consider that after every shock - even financial or economic - new possibilities and opportunities emerge. A real challenge for the entire Western World. As to the luxury market, how will the Brexit effects impact on the sector? Some experts say this could be the begininng of a long period characterized by very turbolent financial markets. So the question immediately arises. Will we come back to austherity somehow? How will the richest men in the world react to Brexit? Will they continue to order new boats? We must consider that UK is one of the Countries with the highest number of shipowners, and that London, more specifically, is the city with the world's highest number of billionaries. Boats are not an investment, definitely. They are toys. But shipyards are a real business for their investors and shareholders. Maybe not austherity, but a more prudent attitude from shipowners is predictable. In the following weeks we will try to understand with experts how the market will change. Meanwhile, keep calm, enjoy your reading!

Pamela Paci


CONTENTS 27 PORTRAIT

The Netherlands, the Second Golden Age

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2016, The Swan's extraordinary year

O N B OA R D M / Y A S YA

A design inspired by serenity and calm, where the combination of form and function is pure but not minimal.

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110 LOR O P I AN A S U P ERYACH T R EG AT TA

Record fleet at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2016.

IN THE OVERMARINE BUSINESS

The preciuos Order Book of the Italian shipyard shows they are on the right track.

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When sailing turns into design. The experience by Capt. Pierre Jamet and his new adventure in yacht design.

V I R G I N CON CEP T YACH T S

M / Y E ST HE R III

A yacht with double personality or cohesive design? The 66m luxury motor super yacht built by Lürssen in 2014

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116 T H E U LT I M AT E YACH T FOR CH AR T ER

M/Y RoMEA, the new 80m by Abeking & Rasmussen. Management by Imperial Yachts.

H Y PE R L UX URY

THE INTERVIEW - Sylke auf dem Graben from Lürssen on PR & Marketing Management in the hyper-luxury world.

FLY I N G TO SA I N T T R OP EZ

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To La Mole Airport on board Embraer Legacy 450. Saint Tropez,the most superlative of French Riviera village.

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A M DE SIG N

The future of Fairline Yachts with Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini.

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The new Gulfstream 650ER. EBACE 2016, The most important business aviation exhibition in Europe.

AV I AT I ON

FONDA Z IO NE A L TAG A M M A

The uniqueness of high end industries. A market beyond the thousand billion euro barrier.


56 COVER STORY Design and body

IN THE NEWS P 8 - 25

47 ESTHER III

Double personality or cohesive design?

F E A D S H I P - VA N QU I SH YAC HTS S UN S E E KE R - P R I NC ESS YAC HTS - L AT I T UD E YAC HTS - CODECASA - CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE - WIDER ADMIRAL - TURQUOIS YACHTS - BILGIN

A JOURNEY THROUGH DESIGN 58 D E S I G N A ND BODY

A close link. The former is made by man. The latter by God.

70 D E S I G N WA L KS T HR OU G H VENI C E

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice. Helmut Newton, the exhibition in Venice.

79 B R A N D S F R O M T H E VENETO R EG I ON

106 NAUTOR'S SWAN 2016, The Swan's extraordinary year

Bottega Veneta, the worlwide famous Intrecciato. Rubelli, a life in textiles.


IN THE NEWS

Dickie Bannenberg

however, was predicated on a fresh perspective, as the client is completely new to the industry and has never owned a superyacht before. The first of many distinctive aspects to result from this approach is the radical exterior styling, which brought with it a raft of challenges for the yard in terms of construction, fairing and painting. As such, Joy offers a serious statement of intent by Bannenberg & Rowell as the Londonbased studio showcases its exterior expertise for the first time since the death of Jon Bannenberg in 2002.

NEW FEADSHIP 70M LAUNCHED. EXTERIORS ARE BY BANNENBERG & ROWELL.

“It has been a great pleasure to work with an owner who was keen to bring something new to the superyacht world in the same way as my father did from the early 80s onwards with Feadship and others,” comments Dickie Bannenberg. “While our design studio has an excellent reputation for interiors, including twelve for Feadship owners, Joy is the first visible exterior design of a new era for us. The flow between the interior and exterior spaces and her generous wide walkways are without precedent on a motoryacht of this size and the vast exterior spaces have been used to great effect. Moreover, the wealth of concave shapes in the superstructure and judicious use of surface texturing have given Joy a design language and identity all her own.”

The new 70-metre Joy was launched in May at Feadship's shipyard in Kaag, in the presence of her owners, invited guests and the workforce responsible for her design, engineering and construction. Featuring a great wealth of exterior spaces and a contemporary classic interior, Joy is the first superyacht to feature an exterior design by Bannenberg & Rowell and the first Feadship with an interior by the architects at Studio Indigo. The result is an astonishing superyacht which truly meets the owner’s brief to create something totally different to every other yacht. All Feadships are pure custom creations and the vast majority are built for experienced sailors. The Joy project, SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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FEADSHIP, THE 4TH NEW FACILITY IN AMSTERDAM TO OPEN IN 2019. In May Feadship announced its intention to open a new construction and refit facility in Amsterdam. The decision reinforces the leading luxury motoryacht brand’s commitment to meet a growing demand for ever larger 100-metre plus custom Feadships. Due to open in 2019, the fourth Feadship facility will have the capacity to build Feadships of up to 160 metres in length. A start will be made with laying the foundations of the yard this summer, with construction of the actual facilities beginning in 2017.

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Feadship has worked closely with the Amsterdam municipality and port authorities in finding the prime new location, which is just 20 minutes away from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.

They will include a giant 5500-squaremetre construction hall with a height of 28 metres, along with a dry dock and ten separate workshops. “We are delighted to have found such an excellent spot to open this new facility,” comments Feadship director JanBart Verkuyl. “The ever-increasing demands for pure custom Feadships and the desire among clients to own very large yachts of Feadship quality make this a logical next step in the futureproofing of our organisation. Along with the Makkum yard, Feadship now has two facilities capable of building superyachts of well over 100 metres. The luxury yacht market is evolving and, as we have done for decades, Feadship continues to lead the way.”

The Amsterdam yard’s length of 170 metres will be able to accommodate new builds of up to 160 metres along with refits of existing Feadships. A further 150 new jobs will be created for highly skilled yacht builders, a demand which will in part be met by the award-winning Feadship training schools and give a considerable boost to the Dutch capital’s economy. The Kaag yard will remain the primary hub of operations for Royal van Lent and the first port of call for meeting potential new clients.

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IN THE NEWS

THE NEW 27M VANQUISH SPORT YACHT CONCEPT

The design lends itself very well to bespoke innovations and ideas. A large open deck creates a fabulous setting for al fresco pleasures and the Veloce has a spectacular panorama hardtop with a targa sunroof.

In May Vanquish Yachts announced the design of a new sports yacht concept: the VQ90 Veloce. This innovative motor yacht concept is designed to become one of the ten fastest vessels in the world.

Four different interior layouts have been devised for eight to ten guests, optimum acoustic insulation will ensure maximum comfort, and the galley will be designed by top Swiss chef René Schudel. A second version of the VQ90 is available with less powerful engines that still provide a top speed of 40 knots.

With an overall length of 27.40 metres, the yacht features a cutting-edge exterior design by Vanquish Yachts in partnership with designer Guido de Groot. While all Vanquish powerboats stand out for their potent performance, striking appearance and high degree of comfort, the Vanquish VQ90 Veloce is designed to retain those properties at speeds of 55+ knots.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Length Overall Beam

Veloce is Italian for ‘fast’ and the VQ90 Veloce will immediately become one of the ten swiftest superyachts in the world thanks to the deployment of three MTU 16V 2000 engines and Arneson surface drives in a super streamlined deep-V hull.

27.40 m 7.2 m

Draught

1.66 m

Displacement

60 tons

Fuel Engines

10,000 l 2x4000hp / 3x2000hp

Max speed

40kn

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© Andrew Turner Photography

LAUNCHED THE FIRST UNIT OF SUNSEEKER 116 British yacht builder Sunseeker has launched the first hull in their newly developed 116 Yacht line. According to shipyard, the yacht’s elegant lines and open plan layout are all design cues which Sunseeker’s next generation 100+ft models will display. The yacht shares the same proven engineering platform as Sunseeker’s 115 Sport Yacht but features an all-new redesigned deck and superstructure. An area that received much attention is the newly developed foredeck, consisting of a private entertainment area with the option of a large hot tub.

master stateroom, creating a brighter living space while affording maximum privacy. The main saloon is another spacious and bright area on board with recessed bulwarks allowing natural daylight to illuminate the entire space and presents guests with uninterrupted views outside. The main saloon is another spacious and bright area on board with recessed bulwarks allowing natural daylight to illuminate the entire space and presents guests with uninterrupted views outside.

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in cooperation with the owner. The wide sliding doors in the saloon open to a folding side balcony.

FIRST PRINCESS 30M DELIVERED

The Princess 30M embodies the combination of cutting-edge pilothouse design with effortless longrange passage making. Her variable geometry hull design benefits from the same advances as the 40M, stretching the boundaries in hydro-dynamic design, space and comfort.

Named Kohuba, the first hull in the Princess Yachts new M Class range was delivered in April, after having been introduced at the Dusseldorf Boat Show at the beginning of this year.

Kohuba is the latest addition to the British yacht builder’s semi-custom M Class range and features a main deck master suite with a reverse cabin layout and four double guest cabins. Designed by Olesinski, the Princess 30's exterior boasts the sleek, modern lines characteristic of the M Class range. Built in resin infused composite, she is expected to reach speeds of around 27 knots. This new 30 metre superyacht has an expansive and luxurious interior designed by the Princess Design Studio

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Codecasa 50

CODECASA TWO NEW SUPERYACHT CONCEPTS AND ONE LAUNCH With over 50 superyachts launched to date, Codecasa is one of Italy’s most historic boatbuilders. In May the shipyard introduced two new concepts, Codecasa 50 and Codecasa 65. CODECASA 50 is a four-deck superyacht characterized by classic lines, reminding those of the successfull Codecasa 51, one of the yard’s most popular designs.

The exteriors show a sporty look thanks to the grey superstructure that, combined with the white hull, streamlines the whole profile. The external areas of all decks are wide, comfortable and fully equipped. As every other Codecasa, also the new Codecasa 50 is fully customizable, according to the owner's different needs and desires.

Codecasa 65

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In June 2016 the Codecasa Shipyards launched their new CODECASA 43 Full Beam – Serie Vintage - Hull F76, at their production facility in the Darsena of Viareggio. The new Hull F76 was built following a now tried-and-tested project of the Yard, while the Interiors were designed by Tommaso Spadolini, in co-operation with the in-house Interior Designers. The Interiors are featured by the light and natural tones of the oak wood, of the stones and the fabric and an understated yet classy elegance is the keynote throughout the Yacht. The Yacht is equipped with two Caterpillar 3512C main engines (1.650 HP each at 1,800 rpm) and she is able to reach a top speed of 16.5 knots in light displacement conditions as well as a range of 4,000 nautical miles at the cruising speed of 11 knots. She can assure a comfortable cruising in any weather and sea conditions, thanks to the high building Standards, the large exterior spaces and the remarkable interior volumes, which are slightly under 500 tons GRT.

CODECASA 65 in three words: class, elegance and luxury. These are the three distinctive features of the new 65 meters project designed by the Viareggio Shipyard. Since always a symbol of high quality products and refined and never excessive aesthetic taste, the Codecasa brand reflects in all its production a style, which goes against the current trend of showing off at all costs some stylistic extravagances. It is a choice of simple elegance, appreciated by many people. In this new project, the choice of the shiny metallic grey colour for both the hull and the superstructure adds charm to the streamlined and simple lines of the Yacht. The Codecasa 65 is distributed over 4 decks and it features large windows which brighten up the interiors. From a functional point of view, great attention was devoted to the exteriors with comfortable and spacious relaxation areas on all decks, in addition to a large swimming pool in the forward zone.

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M/Y Narvalo

DOUBLE LAUNCH AT CANTIERE DELLE MARCHE In May Cantiere delle Marche launched M/Y Narvalo, a new 33-meter Nauta Air Explorer Yacht built in aluminum and steel. Commissioned by a South American yachtsman, the boat will be showcased at the next Cannes Yachting Festival. Designed by the reknown Milan-based Nauta Design studio, Nauta Air 108’ is the flagship of the over 30-metre range.

says Mario Pedol, co-founder of Nauta Design. Vasco Buonpensiere, Cantiere delle Marche’s Sales Director, adds: “Narvalo is the first boat in a new class of Explorer Vessels, featuring a groundbreaking balance among solidity, elegance, volume and design. Building this new boat in the Nauta Air series, we are responding to a very specific market demand with a product whose features are unmatched: an overengineered, long-range three-deck displacement hull yacht featuring about 20% more volume than the competition, with both exterior and interior spaces inspired by the latest trends in Italian boating and industrial design”.

"When we designed it, we wanted to give shape to the vision of a motor yacht defined by an innovative relationship between interior and exterior space. In our projects for superyachts, our guiding idea is lightness in both meanings of the word: a general absence of weight and a widespread sense of brightness” SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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M/Y Babbo, ready Mediterranean Sea.

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sail

a great attention to the endowment of toys and diving center seats in the huge garage of 25 square meters. In the aft platform it will be housed a 5 meter tender, while a 6.30 meter tender will be positioned on the upper deck. The yacht can host up to 30 guests in the different chill-out areas across all the boat.

the

M/Y Babbo is the new Explorer Yacht in steel and aluminum of 102 feet and 244 GRT that Cantiere delle Marche delivered in June for a South American shipowner, within the scheduled date. M/Y Babbo left the port of Ancona with the CdM management and staff gathered to accompany the departure of the yacht, that will sail for a non stop cruise through the Adriatic coasts of Croatia and Montenegro to Greece and Turkey, before deciding the plans of end season.

Like all Darwin Class yachts, also M/Y Babbo has been designed to navigate easily even in difficult sea conditions, resisting winds of over 50 knots without any problem from the point of view of the seakeeping and in full system efficiency, as other models of the same Class have already experienced by the navigation all over the world.

M/Y Babbo is characterized by a particularly user-friendly layout and

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Wider 150

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WIDER 150 GENESI, RECENTLY DELIVERED IN ITALY, IS QUIETEST YACHT EVER BUILT TO RINA COMFORT CLASS

Italiano Navale (RINA) and will hold a class notation of COMF (Y) 100,100.

The all aluminum, 47 meter superyacht with diesel electric propulsion system, obtains highest possible rating for the RINA Comfort Class Certification. M/Y Genesi is also the first yacht to obtain a perfect score for levels of sound and vibration with the Registro

Constructed entirely in aluminum, the elegant profile of the WIDER 150 - Project GENESI - was created by designer Fulvio De Simoni in collaboration with WIDER Founder and CEO, Tilli Antonelli and the inhouse WIDER design team.

This prestigious achievement is given by the classification society on the basis of remarkably low levels of noise and vibrations recorded by their surveyors during final sea trials held in early April 2016.

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ADMIRAL DELIVERS 50M OURANOS One of the most notable features of the C Force fleet is the double high central window. There are several design variations of it including one with a balcony. The main idea is to bring more light where is the most needed, into the main and upper deck salon. In this way, we create a penthouse style interior ambiance. Seen from the exterior, the window is a straight vertical cut which doesn't interrupt the exterior lines”.

At the end of June ADMIRAL delivered the 50m (164ft) Ouranos. Ouranos has a full displacement steel hull and an aluminium superstructure with a gross tonnage of 499 GT. She features exterior design by Jure Bukavec from Uniellé Yacht Design who says “The C Force 50 Ouranos follows the Admiral C Force fleet exterior styling concept. Modern and aggressive lines are emphasized by the M/Y Ouranos black and white simplicity. I believe we have succeeded in effectively solving the challenge of designing a 50 meter yacht with under 500 gross tonnage with a clean styling solution which shows that a design limitation can sometimes lead to a better and more innovative result.

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The luxury interiors were designed by Arch. Gian Marco Campanino, together with the Admiral Centro Stile. Ouranos will be cruising the Mediterranean this summer and will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show in September 2016.

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A PAIR OF 53M TRIMARANS SHINE AT LATITUDE YACHTS

Valdis Irbe, co-owner of Latitude Yachts, said: “This was a great challenge for me and I was brave enough to agree to bring this project to life. I would like to thank the customer for giving his credence and opportunity to carry out this project of immense complexity. They have no analogues in size – they are the biggest trimarans in the world.”

The Latvian yard claim they are the world's largest vessel of this kind. The two new models Galaxy and Galaxy of Happiness were launched in Riga in May and before being delivered to their new owners in the UAE, they will undergo sea trials.

The new Latitude trimarans are built from a GRP and carbonfibre composite and propelled by twin 2600hp engines for a top speed in excess of 28 knots.

The futuristic design exteriors are by Jean-Jacques Coste, while the interiors (one owner’s cabin and two guest cabins) take also the signature of the shipyard.

According to the shipyard, they expecting an imminent order from the UAE for further two 53m trimarans.

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TURQUOISE YACHTS INTRODUCE THE NEW 77M Building on the design foundations of the Award-winning 72m motor yacht Vicky, the 77m is an updated version of this elegant yacht with a modern twist. Well proportioned and graceful, she will be the largest yacht designed and built by the shipyard. Although a family resemblance is noticeable, her profile is sleeker, cleaner and incorporates a stretched arch that runs all the way round the aft of the vessel.

sundeck with 5m pool and a stunning beach club (162m2) aft with triple aspect and direct access to the sea for the ultimate in contemporary living. The interior also has impressive levels of accommodation with flexibility for up to 18 guests . From the grand lobby you have the option of using an elegant staircase or a full sized elevator. The guest suites are forward on this deck offering maximum comfort and large hull windows. Some of the suites have the flexibility to interconnect. To ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience, the 77-metre can carry up to 20 crew members, who can dispose of two lounges and access to their own gym.

Furthermore the extra length and increase to the beam has permitted an additional deck. This makes way for a generous owners deck with a forward facing suite with uninterrupted views over the bow and access to a private deck area with jacuzzi. Other impressive features include a generous SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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A NEW ERA FOR BILGIN

exacting performance standards of the luxury industry but sets the bar for Turkey’s growing high-end yacht sector. Her size, slim outlook, fuel efficiency and comfort makes her a leader in both creativity and execution with a surprising amount of luxury space for each guest under her sleek shape.

The Turkish shipyard has recently announced the construction of its largest project to date, the Bilgin 263. Set for launch in March 2017, BILGIN 263, which has been created by Unique Yacht Design, is the third project, Bilgin will fulfill for this specific client. She will be built to ABS class and LY3 compliance and scheduled for delivery in 2019. The Antalya-based Yacht Design studio, Unique Yacht Design, has left its signature on the exterior styling and naval architecture, while the engineering component was handled by Özgün Yacht Design. The ”unique” end result was given the stamp of approval by the client, who signed his third project with Bilgin Yachts Shipyard. Not only does this superyacht meet the

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The Leo Belgicus is a heraldic device and popular design of the map of the Netherlands. (Claes Janszoon Visscher, 1609).

THE NETHERLANDS THE SECOND GOLDEN AGE by G R E G R O S S

It was during the Eighty Years' War (1648–1566) that the Dutch provinces became the most important trading centre of Northern Europe, to become then in the 17th and 18th centuries, the most economically wealthy and scientifically advanced of all European nations, with an increasingly dominant position as seafarers.

Though the Country shares the superyacht scene with Italy (ranking first), the Netherlands have achieved unparallel goals in these latest 12 months with the launch and deliveries of outstanding megayachts, setting new standards in the industry and writing new mileastones in the yachting history.

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Vlissingen, February 2015 AMELS The "marriage" of aluminium and steel. The Limited Editions yacht Amels 272 is the ever conceived by Amels.

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. . . l l e t o t y r o A st Zwartsluis, January 2016 VITTERS / CLAASEN Vitters and the management of Claasen Shipyards have together acquired Claasen Shipyards and will now form the and management team of the yard.

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Harlingen, April 2015

ICON YACHTS ICON Yachts have announced the order by an experienced yacht owner for the new construction project for the shipyard so far. This new project will have a length in excess of 80 metres, and will be designed by Tim Heywood. She is due for delivery in the summer of 2017.

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Haarlem, February 2016 FEADSHIP A new story to tell: the launch of an 34metre motoryacht (a smaller yacht for their standards), with the most glass as a proportion of her exterior profile of any Feadship.

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Monnickendam, February 2016 HAKVOORT The shipyard delivers its largest motoryacht built to date, the of 61metre Just J’s, a spirited vision, ingenious design and cutting-edge technology.

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Oss, May 2016 HEESEN YACHTS Alblasserdam, March 2016

Heesen Yachts delivers its yacht to date: Galactica Super Nova, the 70m all-aluminium Fast Displacement superyacht.

largest

OCEANCO / VITTERS The spectacular new 85 meter sailing yacht AQUIJO is the result of the cooperation between two yards. It is the high-performance ketch and marks Vitters Shipyard's and Oceanco's first delivery in 2016.

world's largest

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M/Y ASYA A design inspired by serenity and calm, where the combination of form and function is pure but not minimal. by G R E G R O S S

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elivered in March 2015, M/Y ASYA is the second in the restyled 47 metre class, a breed of yachts whose exterior design by the talented Frank Laupman of Omega Architects combines elegant traditional lines with contemporary flair, a marriage emphasised by the continuous glass windows and matching black paintwork on the main deck and upper decks.

Š David Churchill

The lines of the forward section of the iconic yacht now looks smooth and clean. Another important design change concerns the crew accommodation, which complies with LY3 regulations.

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Simplicity as the ultimate form of sophistication is the guiding principle of ASYA’s interior design. Her sophisticated interior from the London-based and award-winning studio Bannenberg & Rowell has a distinctly Far Eastern, restful feel, inspired by the designs of Dieter Rams, Frank LloydWright and Tadao Ando.

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M/Y ASYA is the expression of Heesen Yacht’s ability to create unique and award-winning vessels with naval architecture and engineering based on a proven and successful design platform. “Working to a proven design platform allows us to deliver an exceptional yacht in less than 24 months with industry leading quality and performance specifications,” says Mark Cavendish, director Sales and Marketing “This provides our customers with the confidence to purchase a vessel whose performance has been tested and constantly improved.” Asya's interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate

up to 10 guests overnight in 5 cabins, comprising a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She is also capable of carrying up to 10 crew onboard in 5 cabins to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. The well-engineered round bilge hull of Project Hé yacht ASYA with bulbous bow, run by twin MTU 8V 4000 M63 diesels, ensures smooth and safe cruising in all sea conditions and a range of 4.000nm at 12 knots, while zero speed stabilizers will guarantee maximum comfort at anchor. Made of steel and aluminium, she is Lloyd's registered.


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Construction

Steel / Aluminium

Type Displacement Length Overall

46.7 m

Beam

8.85 m

Draught

2.91 m

Max speed HL

15kn

Range at 12 kn

4000 NM

Guests 12 Cabins:

full-beam master suite 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins (each with one pullman bed)


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M/Y Moonraker is the eighth hull in Overmarine's Mangusta 165 E series. Delivered in 2014. the yacht was the first in the 165 "E" series.

IT'S OVERMARINE's

BUSINESS

The preciuos Order Book of the Italian shipyard shows they are on the right track. S H I P YA R D S

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by PA M E L A PAC I

t is never a surprise each time Overmarine Group announce they have sold a new Mangusta. Each yacht of their different three ranges - Maxi Open, Fast Displacement Mangusta GranSport and Oceano has clearly distinguishing lines, personality and elegant design elements reflecting real class and good taste.

On 7th June Overmarine launched the first steel and aluminium 42m yacht from the Long Range line, Mangusta Oceano 42. The launch took place only few days after the sale of the second Mangusta Oceano 42. Since the latest boat show season, the Viareggio-based shipyard has shown a strong return on sales, firstly with the sale of hull #11 from the Mangusta 165 series. The yacht, destined for the European market, will be ready at the beginning of 2017. 39

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Details of Moonraker's eye-catching decor. The seating area of the cinema room comes in the form of an extra deep wallto-wall plush sofa, that can also conveniently be made up to accommodate a single guest. 2016 immediately started with the sale of the second unit of Mangusta 132 series. Over the past two years, the Overmarine Group has launched 4 new Maxi Open Mangusta models on the market, of which Mangusta 132 is the most recent. This yacht, displayed as a world première at the Monaco Yacht Show 2015, is the result of the massive experience of this family company and its ability to constantly move forward: onboard comfort is further improved through the use of gyroscopic stabilisers which make it possible to reduce rolling both at anchor and underway, increasing the range of uses for which SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

this yacht can comfortably be utilised. In February, the shipyard's order book confirmed the successful story of Mangusta 165 E. The hull #12 is sold to another European client, showing that the fast, highly, unique, comfortable 50 metre yacht is clearly a new reference point for the market. In March the Mangusta 94 hull 4 was delivered to her American owner. The model, the very first in the Maxi Open Mangusta series launched on the market a couple of years ago, shows the distinctive racy, sporty external of Mangusta tradition. 40


The newest feature is the presence of aesthetic and structural elements which are normally found on larger models that offer greater usability of the external space: the bow cockpit in addition to the sunbathing area, the larger stern swimming platform and the presence of a livable sun deck. As to the most recent second 42 metre sold, Francesco Frediani commented “We’re celebrating the sale of the second Mangusta Oceano 42 just a very few days before the first one is launched on Saturday, 4th June. When we decided to enter a different market segment to the one in which we have been a leading figure and undisputed leader for many years, we were convinced and also fully aware of the fact we’d be able to play a key role on this market. This further sale, and the interest the model has aroused even before its official presentation at the September boat shows, confirm we are clearly on the right track.” In this page images of Mangusta 94

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Mangusta OCEANO 42 EXTERIORS Overmarine / Alberto Mancini INTERIORS Overmarine Design Dept. / Alberto Mancini


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Beautifully pencilled A mixture of sharp, taut lines combined with softer sections feature this beautifully modern, elegant yacht designed by Alberto Mancini and Overmarine Group.

the bottom of the swimming-pool lets light into the Owner suite head located on the underlying deck, creating semitransparent light. Astern, on the other hand, the hatch opens out to create a platform over the sea featuring a The designer’s vision aimed at creating specially furnished beach area. a yacht able to make their guests enjoy a fully experience of the sea, with as This all comes together to make much direct contact as possible with the Mangusta Oceano 42 a yacht with surrounding environment. an unmistakeable design as is indeed Magusta tradition. Huge windows in the salon let in copious amounts of natural light, and the glazed Looking at the yacht from the technical transparencies in other areas light them point of view, painstaking attention has too, increasing the perception of space. been paid to comfort, including noise levels, stability both at anchor and Mangusta Oceano 42 features a careful underway, and the use of last generation blend of design elements, an in-depth technologies and materials. study of the lighting system and new concepts for this kind of yacht. The The interiors have been designed to external area of the deck at bow has been accommodate up to twelve guests and designed with two separate sunbathing seven crew members on board, whilst areas which immerse themselves into a ensuring total privacy and freedom of swimming-pool with an i with the sale movement. nfinity effect waterfall. The glazing on


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Hull Steel Superstructure Aluminium Length Overall

43 m

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Displacement FL

390 T

Gross Tonnage

450 GT

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Water Capacity

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Cruising speed HL

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DOUBLE PERSONALITY OR COHESIVE DESIGN? ESTHER III The 66m luxury motor super yacht built by Lürssen in 2014 by G R E G R O S S


Why are we interested in talking about Esther III, a megayacht built in 2014? Because in terms of design it has much to say. What apparently can seem a sharp contrast between the masculine lines of the exteriors and the genteel decor of the interiors, it is actually the result of a precise request by the Owner. Ester III is a 66m motor yacht, custom built in 2014 by LĂźrssen in Rendsburg (Germany). With a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, the yacht's interior has been designed by Reymond Langton Design and has exterior styling by Espen Oeino. First look can be deceiving, that's why the yacht has raised some critics, despite it is a custom yacht.

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People assumed that the exteriors were decided by the Owner and the interiors by his wife, without considering the boat as a project of cohesive design. But this is not the case of Esther III. The owner actually expressed the desire for two distinctly different looks. And if you look at the boat in more detail, you realize that the harmony of her design is given by the strong character that both lines - exteriors and interiors - express. According to Espen Oein, the strength conveyed by the lines also reflects the long LĂźrssen heritage and their 140-year history. Warmth and Home Atmosphere All rooms reflect a distinctly contemporary interpretation of French Classical decor. The owner wanted on board the same intimate home atmosphere: the big saloon is organized in different zones, with a cozy seating area around the fireplace.

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Among the tricks the Reymond Langton Design studio used to make Ester III feel welcoming: fabric continues up the walls onto the ceiling while some leather panels hide the TV when it’s not in use.

artist through colours and shapes has a sentiment to give voice to. Furthermore, with such an elaborate decor, Ester III gives even the impression to be on board a floating museum. However, with all her sophisticated artistic details, opulent and sumptuous, the mission of the designer is fully completed and the owner's desire to build a boat with the same home feelings was totally satisfied.

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“The feel is like a Parisian apartment, but nothing heavy, the wood has a certain patina so as to not look too new" says Pascale Reymond.

be used as disco. The family’s frequent use of the yacht - explains Oeino is reflected in the boat's layout, where the external deck spaces, in particular, are used for dinners, entertainment and meetings all year round. Thanks to some protection features, in fact, outdoor areas are used in cool and warm climes alike, no matter the weather.

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HYPER-LUXURY We interviewed Sylke auf dem Graben from Lürssen on PR & Marketing Management in the hyper-luxury world. by PA M E L A PAC I

Since February 2003 she has been the woman behind the PR & Marketing Management at Lürssen. Does she hold the key to succesfull marketing plans in the hyper-luxury market? Q / You started at Lürssen in 2003, after twelve years at Dahm International and Jongert. Can you tell us some of the biggest changes you have seen in the yachting sector over the years? And how did the shipyard react? Yachts have grown in size - when I started with Lürssen in 2003 the shipyard was very busy in building several 60 m yachts. Today the request for a 60 m yacht for us is rare. We have more inquiries for 85 m plus yachts. But we are still very keen to manufacture yachts in the size between 60 and 80 meters. The request for bigger yachts has encouraged the Lürssen family to invest in larger facilities and we have over the years purchased several floating docks, enlarged building sheds, reinforced slipways and so on.

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records? In other words, which are Lürssen unparalleled strenghts?

Q / What has been the greatest challenge you, as shipyard, have faced in your history to date?

Being innovative is in our genes. Friedrich Lürssen, the founder of the Lürssen shipyard, built with his friend Gottlieb Daimler the first motorboat in the world in 1886. Since then many world's firsts have accompanied the yard during the past four generations.

Every new yacht project brings its own specific challenges, and we need to master them all every time! Q / What the hardest moment, instead? A difficult moment for the whole yacht Industry was the time after 2008 when no yacht orders have been placed for a while. Fortunately our order book was very healthy and we had enough work in the pipeline and the crisis did not hurt us as much as it did some other shipyards or subcontractors.

Our unparalleled strength is certainly the large amount of highly qualified and specialized engineers. We have the manpower to realize complex projects on time and on budget. These are Projects which have never been built before and which entail a certain amount of risk for the shipyard. You need to have specialized employees who are able to handle those mega projects. Furthermore, we are constantly optimizing the build process. It is a huge logistical process which should not be underestimated.

Q / Lürssen has recently delivered the 156m megayacht project Omar (M/Y Dilbar), not only the fourth largest yacht in the world, but the largest one by volume. Second world record after Azzam. How can you preserve all these world

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Q / As to the marketing strategy, in this delicate and discreet hyperluxury market, what are the main activities and tools in PR & Marketing Management? Is it still to be considered a market or a oneto-one relationship?

this is a bit frustrating and we are looking for other events where we can meet the client again. Lifestyle events are probably a good alternative. Q / Hard-Luxury brands require a very specific approach to brand management and marketing, most industry players have realized that experiences are essential, and their investments are focused on the specific beliefs of the brand. Which are your beliefs today? And how much are they important for your owners?

It is probably the smallest market you can deal with. And, yes it is a one-toone relationship when you consider only the clients. But this is not the only target group. There are lots of other people that are around the client such as captains, consultants, brokers, and designers. Our main activities include boat shows, some private events, advertising, digital marketing and we think social media is becoming stronger. Q / As to the future of the industry, what's the shipyard's long-term view of the market?

A yacht is a huge investment and we believe that it needs a strong brand to keep the value of the yacht. Therefore, we take care that the L端rssen brand is not only an experience itself but also that the L端rssen brand is connected with the best quality and the highest engineering - made in Germany.

The world is not in a good shape right now with lots of uncertainty and this makes our life difficult. In uncertain times money is not spent easily. The L端rssen shipyard group stands on three legs: new construction of yachts, new construction of marine vessels and special ships and repair of yachts, marine vessels and commercial ships. The yard is set up for the future with its diverse portfolio.

Q / For the second year L端rssen took part to the Milanese event "Montenapoleone Yacht Club", a simple lifestyle-based format where luxury fashion meets luxury shipyards for an evening's private cocktail opened to only invited guests. Do you think that the relationship with the fashion world can create a real synergy with customers ?

Q / How do you consider the role of the boat shows. Will they change in favor of yachting lifestyle events?

We are always looking for opportunities to meet possible clients who could have the potential to build a yacht, but have not been involved in yachting so far. "Montenapoleone" is one of those events we participate in. We did this event in partnership with Hermes which seems to us to be a natural partner.

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Q / Experts say that by communicating legends around the brand, you can establish a myth. And that luxury brands often achieve this by inducing a degree of mystery. As to mystery, Lürssen holds the highest level of secrecy, not as part of a written strategy, but rather as requirement from the Client. How do you consider these NDAs, a limit - since you are not allowed to show your product - or an opportunity, somehow, to raise attention around what is going on inside the yard?

Q / Can you tell us something about new megayachts currently under construction? Are you going to establish a new world record shortly? We generally never discuss which projects are under construction. Yet when yachts come into the open, it is hard to avoid being asked about them. So I can confirm that our next delivery is project Mistral - a 100 m plus yacht which has recently successfully finished her sea trials. Q / What about the new Boat Shows' season?

You are right, the secrecy which we have to keep for the client, has helped us in a certain way to create a Lürssen myth. We have no problem to "say nothing" as our clients expect from us to be very discreet. That is our first priority. But we are very happy if we are allowed by the client from time to time to release a bit of information.

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At the Monaco Yacht Show we are very proud to exhibit the 22 year young lady Coral Ocean - a 72 metre yacht. She is a great example to present Lürssen's quality and that a well-maintained yacht can keep its value.

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n one of his articles designer Fabio Novembre stated “Some years ago I was asked by a journalist to describe with images my idea about design, art and architecture: I asked my wife to undress, and then I took some photos. Her legs were the closest idea to that principle "form follows function" that I studied at University: design. Her bottom exerted an irresistible attraction on me even though it was, from a technical point of view, an adipose tissue, a real transfiguration: it was art. Her womb is the place where I come from. And where I always try to come back. The first home of every body: architecture.� Design, as much as art, is a subjective, personal experience, that involving our inner space and soul, leaves a mark. Artworks and design products find in the analysis of human body a common origin, a sort of primary - or even primordial source of inspiration behind every single project. There is a deep relationship between design and human body, meaning in all of its shapes and parts, be they the beautiful lines and curves of a female body, or those statuesque, atletic and sinewy lines of a male body.

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The history of art - painting, sculpture and architecture - mainly involves the study and interpretation of the human body as evolution of shapes and styles. From the prehistoric art to the timeless, sketchy poses in the art of the Ancient Egypt. From the abstract, aesthetic enjoyment of the Greek art to the glorious attitude of the Roman Empire. From the religious works in the Gothic period, up to the modern art movement, Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism. It deals with a narrativeartistic journey through the analisys of the human body as object that combines to the fullest the shape and function, principle at the heart of every design project. Undoubtedly, the genius of Leonardo da Vinci was the first one to study the function of the human body as starting point for the creation of functional objects. In the art of Fernando Botero, volume is the major esthetic element.

Exaggerated forms and disproportionate volume of their female and male characters are the proof of the real existence of the dramatic human conditions. The Maja by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya is first painted naked, then clothed. And, paradoxically, through the use of some technical painting techniques, the Maja Vestida seems to be "more nude" than The Desnuda. In the artistic, complex, iperrealist photography by Helmut Newton, the body, naked or clothed, lives a constant visual tension between a sort of refined attitude and inclination to vulgarity, where the message of the portrait is hidden in the details of each single image. As to the fashion world, which should impose a universally shared image of beauty, the body is even denied - aborted - by searching in the exaggerated thinness the extreme purity of its lines.

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The new domestic landscape, MOMA, New York, 1972

In all artistic performances, the body is absolute protagonist, whether as core of the artworks or as source of inspiration: it is the carrier of the messages of our history, values, meanings and example of perfection. Maybe, because as the canvas by French artist Gustave Courbet "The Origin of the World" suggested, it is where we all come from. Or, rather, because the human body iwas made by God. If we think that the importance of the Italian design was acknowledged in 1972 with the famous exhibition The new domestic landscape at the MoMa in New York, we must point out the image of the official poster, that portrayed a gentleman dressed in black and two naked women, one of them wearing a fisherman-style hat. SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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Design and architecture of our time, are often based on the fluid and slinky lines of the female and male body. The Hotel Puerta America in Madrid, unique project by the 19 world's best architects and designers, from 13 different countries, offers the magnificent vision of the Iraqi-born British architect Zaha Hadid, who designed the first floor, as regards a new concept of the space where bold, ipefluid lines create a new dimension, more liquid than solid. Even more daring, provocative, was her project for the Al Wakrah Stadium, an archiectural project for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, whose design many critics have compared to a vagina. According to the Project Manager Jim Heverin, the shape of the Stadium is instead inspired to the Dhow, a traditional arab fishing boat, much used in the city's harbour. And the Gherkin? The building designed by the Foster and Partners Studio and completed in 2004, won the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize. On that occasion the jury voted for the first time unanimously.


The Swiss Re Building (nicknamed Gherkin), by Norman Foster, London (below) The project by Zaha Hadid for the Stadium in Qatar.

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In 2013 sex was the them of the Kama. Sex and Design exhibition only for adults - at the Triennale Design Museum in Milano. A journey through the history of design from Piero Fornasetti to Ettore Sotsass, from the photos by Carlo Mollino, to the sofa Mae West by Salvador DalĂ­ and The Great Wall of Vagina by Jamie McCartney, created from plaster casts made from of 400 women's genitals. Like in the past times, still today some piece of furniture and accessories are inspired to the human body. In the past, architecture preferred anthropomorphic columns for the harmony of the human body. But the body is not only the most investigated and reproduced subject by artists and architects of all times, but also a curious and rich source of inspiration of today's design. For exaqmple, the famous Bocca sofa; created in 1970, it is still trendy and proposed for the most glamour locations. The original design was signed by Gufram and it was inspired to the surrealist paintings by DalĂŹ and to the mouth of the Hollywood stars. The Nemo chair by designer Fabio Novembre is a creation that enhances the classic lineaments of the human face. Here the human figure becomes takes an abstract and universal dimension, a sort of mask without any expressions, that comes alive, however, as soon as someone sits inside.

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PSYCHEDELIC NUDES ON YOUR WRIST

© 2016 Dani Olivier

Corum has reproduced the striking, artistic nude portraits by French photographer Dani Olivier on its iconic Bubble wristwatch in a pair of limited editions that bring photographic art to the wrist.

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Dani Olivier, acclaimed Parisbased photographer, specializes in “abstract and psychedelic nudes”, human bodies covered in striations of coloured light. In a collaboration that began in 2015, Corum has miniaturized Olivier’s art, transferring two of his most distinctive photographs onto a watch dial. Incredible as they are, Olivier’s portraits are real photographs - not the result of digital manipulation. Olivier accomplishes the effects by projecting light patterns onto nude bodies set

against a jet-black background, creating completely surreal forms. Using high resolution printing, Corum has exactly reproduced two of Olivier’s photographs on the dials of its Bubble wristwatch. Like the original, full-size portraits, these miniaturized, wrist-borne works of art seem dreamlike, akin to a scene from a science fiction movie. But up close the details of the human body are visible, a reminder of the corporeal foundations of Olivier’s work.

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The new CLA in Burning Desire by Christian Larson

Spring/Summer 2017

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A four-door-coupĂŠ offering impeccable performance, its eye-catching sporty design and fierce attitude has been further enhanced by the strength of desire that burns between Eliot Sumner and Lucie Von Alten. Both powerful individualists, they share with the CLA a rebellious urge to stand out from the crowd. 69

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BIENNALE ARCHITETTURA 2016 REPORTING FROM THE FRONT 28.5-27.11 VENICE

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e have borrowed the name from the design event just concluded in Venice last June, an exhibition platform in which antique palaces, galleries, but also old warehouses, closed shops and empty houses, were temporarily transformed into design spaces. At the same time, in May in Venice, the 15th International Architecture Exhibition opened to the public (until 27th November), titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT. The Exhibition REPORTING FROM THE FRONT has been laid out in a unitary exhibition sequence from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale, and includes 88 participants from 37 different countries. 50 of them are participating for the first time, and 33 architects are under the age of 40.

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The 15th International Architecture Exhibition: Simon Velez - Temple Without Religion "In his trip to South America - related the Curator of the Exhibition, Alejandro Aravena Bruce Chatwin encountered an old lady walking the desert carrying an aluminium ladder on her shoulder. It was German archaeologist Maria Reiche studying the Nazca lines. Standing on the ground, the stones did not make any sense; they were just random gravel. But from the height of the stair those stones became a bird, a jaguar, a tree or a flower." Given the complexity and variety of challenges that architecture has to respond to, REPORTING FROM THE FRONT is about listening to those that were able to gain some SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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perspective and consequently are in the position to share some knowledge and experiences with those of us standing on the ground." “The advancement of architecture is not a goal in itself but a way to improve people’s quality of life. Given that life ranges from very basic physical needs to the most intangible dimensions of the human condition, consequently, improving the quality of the built environment is an endeavour that has to tackle many fronts: from guaranteeing very concrete, down-to-earth living standards to interpreting and fulfilling human desires, from respecting the single individual to taking care of the common good."


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rom 7 April to 7 August 2016, the exhibition Helmut Newton. Fotografie. White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes will present, for the first time in Venice, over 200 images by Helmut Newton, one of the most important and famous photographers of the twentieth century. The show, curated by Matthias Harder and Denis Curti, and organized by Civita Tre Venezie in collaboration with the Helmut Newton Foundation, is the outcome of a project inspired in 2011 by June Newton, the widow of the great photographer. The exhibition collects together images from White Women, Sleepless Nights, and Big Nudes, the first three books by Newton published at the end of the 1970s, books that are today considered legendary and which were the only ones to be edited by Newton himself.

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French Vogue from the series White Women, Melbourne 1973 © Helmut Newton Estate

(Pag. 76) Rue Aubriot, French Vogue from the series White Women Paris 1975 © Helmut Newton Estate

When selecting the photos, Newton interspersed a sequence, one next to another, of shots that had been commissioned with those he had made for himself, thus constructing a narrative which was a search for style, for the discovery of elegant gestures underpinned by the existence of a further reality, of something that it is up to the viewer to interpret.

Balanced between art and fashion, the shots are mainly of female nudes through which he presented contemporary fashion. These visions had their origins in the history of art, in particular in the Maja desnuda and the Maja vestida by Goya, works now in the Prado, Madrid.

Newton’s provocation with his introduction of radical nudity in fashion photography was then taken up by many In WHITE WOMEN (a collection of other photographers and directors and 84 images published in 1976, Newton was to remain the symbol of his personal introduced, for the first time, nudity artistic output. and eroticism into fashion photography. 75

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At Maxim´s from the series Sleepless Nights Paris 1978 © Helmut Newton Estate

(Pag. 79) Tied Up Torso from the series Big Nudes Ramatuelle 1980 © Helmut Newton Estate

In SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, once again women, with their bodies and clothes, are at the centre of Newton's expoloration. A new vision where images from fashion photos are transformed into portraits, and from portraits into reportage, almost as though they were crime scenes.

into an icon of fashion photography. The subjects, usually partly nude models wearing orthopedic corsets, women harnessed to leather saddles, as well as manikins latched to real people for the most adventurous love photos, were often in provocative poses, suggesting the use of fashion photography as a pretext for This book contained 71 photos made creating something far different and far for various magazines and it was the more personal. one that defined his style and made it SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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With this volume published in 1981, Newton arrived at his position of a leader in the history of images in the second half of the twentieth century. The 49 black and white shots of BIG NUDES marked the beginning a new size for the photography of humans: those gigantic photos that, from this moment on, were to enter galleries and museums throughout the world.

In the artist’s autobiography, published in 2004, Newton explained how the fulllength nudes photographed in the studio with a medium sized camera, which he used for producing the full-scale prints of Big Nudes, had been inspired by the posters diffused by the German police in their search for members of the RAF (Rote Armee Fraktion) terrorist group.

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LUXURY BRANDS WITH ROOTS STRONGLY PLANTED IN THE VENETO REGION

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BOTTEGA VENETA Milano Fashion Week Fall / Winter 2016- 2017

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ottega Veneta creates luxury goods based on its core values of quality, craftsmanship, exclusivity and discreet luxury. The brand began, as a leather goods house made famous through its signature “intrecciato”, a unique leather weaving pattern created by the Bottega Veneta craftsmen, and it now has a full product range of leather goods (handbags, luggage and small leather goods), women’s and men’s ready-to-wear, shoes, jewellery, accessories, furniture and home decorations Bottega Veneta is about the genius and passion of the artisans for whom nothing is impossible. TOMAS MAIER joined Bottega Veneta as Creative Director in June 2001. In the years since, he has established Bottega Veneta as one of the world’s top luxury goods houses. He constituted the core values of Bottega Veneta, which he calls “the four cornerstones”: finequality materials, extraordinary craftsmanship, contemporary functionality, and timeless design. When he joined the company, he knew the only way to reinvigorate the company was to reconnect with its heritage of craftsmanship, and focused on its most valuable, but underutilized resource – the artisans – with the aim to put the product first, while always moving forward in terms of innovation. All artisans working at Bottega Veneta create with an extreme attention to detail, high precision and relentless perfectionism; with their hands, eyes and heart, they turn leather craftsmanship into an art. Maier also affirmed that Bottega Veneta would return to its logo-less heritage, conveyed in the famous slogan, “When your own initials are enough.” 81

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The new Bottega Veneta Home Collection, presented during Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan, is a harmonious and seamless balance of textures, design, functionality and the finest craftsmanship for a sophisticated and understated sense of home. Refined suedes and leathers, bold, strong and contrasting travertine, bronze and oak, marble and silver as well as delicate bone fine porcelain are now presented with this new line against the quietly elegant backdrop of Palazzo Gallarati Scotti, an 18th century palazzo in Via Borgospesso in the heart of Milan which houses the Bottega Veneta Home boutique.

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The Home Collection embraces the warmth and beauty of the highest quality materials meticulously crafted to meld into a timeless yet innovative design.

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It has organically evolved from Tomas Maier’s first design, a single bench which he created alongside Bottega Veneta’s skilled artisans in 2006. Bottega Veneta now holds a dedicated furniture Atelier in Vicenza, in the Veneto region of Italy where it is from.

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ubelli, the Venetian family-run company now in its fifth generation, represents one of the most important names on the international interior design s c e ne . Rubelli has been creating, producing and selling furnishing products, in particular fabrics, for residential and contract use since 1889 and today, with its brands – Rubelli Venezia, the newly introduced Rubelli Casa, Donghia, Dominique Kieffer by Rubelli and the Armani/Casa Exclusive Textiles by Rubelli licence - Rubelli is present in Venice, Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Brussels, Moscow, Dubai and in 12 US cities. Rubelli fabrics decorate private homes, international hotels, world-famous theatres, embassies, palaces, castles and museums: lampas, damask and velvet fit out illustrious venues such as La Fenice theatre, The Doge’s Palace and Palazzo Reale in Venice, La Scala and Palazzo Reale in Milan, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and the Albertina Museum in Vienna, just to mention a few.

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When creating collections the Rubelli style department finds vital sources of inspiration in the historical archive, which houses more than 7,000 textile documents, and also in the company library. Both are constantly enriched thanks to new and ongoing acquisitions. With the availability of an in-house design studio and its own production unit, Rubelli can design and produce, alongside its own collection, also custom fabrics based on special requests and patterns and types specified by the client. Technical and flame-retardant fabrics made with special yarns are produced alongside precious fabrics in natural SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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and luxury fibres. This is the case of the textiles in Trevira Cs which Rubelli uses in the contract sector, more particularly in the most elegant hotel chains, luxury spas, yachts and cruise ships, and also in public spaces requiring the use of fireproof materials. For the production phase the Venice company uses its own weaving mill near Como with mainly state-of-the-art jacquard looms even if some eighteenthcentury hand looms are still operating. A real research laboratory for developing and perfecting new and exclusive fabric types, the mill produces over half a million metres of fabric a year.


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RUBELLI VENEZIA IN WONDERLAND At Salone del Mobile 2016 Rubelli Venezia presented its latest Collection Rubelli Venezia In Wonderland. An endless sequence of colours - subtle, soft, elegant, fresh, bright, deep and understated for a large number of plain colour fabrics with strong personality. A collection in which the old and new live peaceably and democratically side by side, where old is a byword for inestimable value which is the source, now as in the distant past, of the wonder when faced with the richness and beauty of silk or a special manufacturing technique.

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The cotton is high quality, the silk timeless and the viscose alternates between shiny and matte.Floral or geometric patterns reference familiar and fantasy shapes. Metallic weaves add luxury and appeal. The ageless charm of shimmering fabrics. The Rubelli Venezia 2016 collection is once again the result of ongoing and constant research into technology and designs by the Rubelli Design Studio.

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SWATCH CELEBRATES THE LUXURY OF BEING INCLUSIVELY EXCLUSIVE For the Fall-Winter Collection 2016, the undisputed Swatch mix of Swiss made quality and international design appeal has chosen a new, sophisticated, unexpected setting: fabrics by Rubelli, the renowned protagonist of an ever evolving Made in Italy, one of absolute quality.

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A series of “portraits” in which the fun, unique and surprisingly perfect correspondence of creative and aesthetic criteria makes us think about the truth behind the saying, “great minds think alike”: the wonderful power of creativity when it is able to capture signals and transform them into objects of desire – whatever markets they belong to

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ALBERTO MANCINI FOR FAIRLINE YACHTS by PA M E L A PAC I

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airline Yachts has confirmed its “design future” announcing the new partnership and collaboration with Italian yacht designer Alberto Mancini and renowned Dutch naval engineers, Vripack.

Fairline Yachts has recently signed contracts with the Alberto Mancini Yacht Design studio in an exciting strategic move by the company to secure its collaboration to design new and innovative yachts that will surprise, excite and delight Fairline customers throughout the world. Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline Yachts stated, “Following an exhaustive selection process we are delighted to announce this design partnership. Alberto clearly demonstrated his understanding of the Fairline brand and we’re very excited to see him applying his talent and design language to our future new models. The addition of Vripack and the excellence in naval engineering that they bring, will ensure each of our new models are at the leading edge of marine technology.”


Andrew Pope and Alberto Mancini The designer, who has just celebrated the prestigious Compasso d'Oro ADI 2016 Award for Baglietto 46m fast M/Y Monokini (exterior design by Francesco Paszkowski and interior design by Alberto Mancini), will take inspiration from his experience in the mega yacht field, but also from the rich history of Fairline building timeless, classic, usable yachts for almost 50 years.

beautiful and classic designs. No doubt the best way to create a successful yacht is to receive a blank sheet of paper and begin sketching – and that is exactly what I am right now doing for Fairline Yachts. With the expertise of Vripack I believe we have the perfect collaboration of British craftsmanship, Italian style and Dutch engineering.” Russell Currie, Managing Director of Fairline Yachts said, “Introducing the creative flair and style of Alberto Mancini with the engineering excellence of Vripack to the exceptional quality and British craftsmanship we already have at Fairline makes an exciting combination. I look forward to showing our new product designs over the coming weeks and months.”

Alberto Mancini commented “I am looking forward to creating a new era of Fairline yachts with a new, fresh, sleek design of both interior and exterior. In a romantic way, this partnership reminds me of a time from the 1950’s and 60’s when famous British car makers and the Italian styling houses of Pininfarina, Touring Superleggera and Zagato created some of the most 99

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INTERVIEW

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award, obtained for the 44m Baglietto M/Y Monokini built in 2013. The Compasso D’Oro Award motivated “for the reinterpretation of an archetype and maritime tradition combined with the introduction of innovative technologies”. To these goals, in addition to the recent cooperation with Fairline Yachts, he boasts important porjects signed for Magnum Marine, Revolver, Otam Yachts and Dominator Yachts.

From Trieste, born in 1979, Alberto Mancini established his own studio in 2009, after having cooperated with prestigious design studios such as Officina Italiana Design, Ken Freivokh, Nuvolari Lenard, Team For Design. Today he celebrates a very intensive and succesfull year, from the cooperation with Overmarine Group, for which he signes the lines of the new Mangusta Oceano 42m, up to the Compasso d'Oro Award, the oldest and most influential international design

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AM Yacht Design, this is the name of his own studio, is inspired to the following philosophy "Absolute pure and sleek design inspired by nature and research technology."

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Q / Alberto, can you explain the philosphy behind your Studio, how can you apply it to your projects?

Q / What are the most difficult aspects of your job? In the latest 5 years, shipyards have become very selective in the designer research and to find the one they are looking for, they prefer to hold a contest. This means we have to face a real challenge. But it is correct; competition raises up the quality, even though for any design studio is much more difficult to get a final result. Most competitor studios are very skilled. For us, to get the “WoW” answer, means to work harder; furthermore we must be sharper. But when you win a new projects, or the trust by a good shipyard, the satisfaction is unparalleled!

We have a clear philosophy in our creative mind, today being creative in the yachting industry means to give attention to proportions, details and materials, linked to inspirations. When we need to refresh our brain, we usually take a ride on my boat at over 40 knots, and look at the best yachts anchored in Trieste. That’s why we are lucky to leave in such a beautiful town. Q / After all considerations needed around the heritage of the brand, for which you study and develop a new project - I mean, its beliefs, its tradition, its values - which are your source of inspirations outside the yachting world, in other sectors, for example?

Q / How will the role of the designer change, or develop, in the future? Gone are the days when a designer worked alone, without any studio behind him. Today yachts and megayachts are the result of such a lot of work made by a team, that we can expect that in the future the cooperation with design studios will be more and more frequent, in order to support engineers, architects, etc... I feel like a music conductor in a theater; I am used to sketch everything by hand. I am so proud of that. But the future is virtual reality! Computers will domain the tomorrow's yacht design process and just the heritage of hand-drawn sketches will preserve the connection between machines and human creativity. The artist's soul combined with the most advanced technologies will be the perfect cocktail to face the future!

Mostly I take inspirations from my travels, and I travel a lot. Art and nature are the main source of my inspirations. Whenever I have some spare time, I visit museum of contemporary art; paintings and sculptures attract me as much as vintage cars and airplanes. Q / North European Shipyards seem not to prefer Italian designers for large yachts, though, in truth, the largest yacht in the world is signed by an Italian studio. What's your opinion about that? To my opinion, it is a matter related to the owners' network. Italian designers are the best choice an owner can select to develop a new design for his megayacht’s interiors or exteriors. I am sure in the future the trend will change! 101

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THE UNIQUENESS OF THE HIGH-END INDUSTRIES by PA M E L A PAC I

In Italy it operates under the name of Fondazione Altagamma. In Europe, it is called Alleanza delle Industrie Culturali e Creative Europee. These associations represent the highest segment of the high-end industries, and their brands distinguish for innovation, quality, service, prestige, design, having culture, style and know-how in their main values. They dominate the global scene with a share of 70% in the highend product market and on average 62% of their turnover is represented by the export.

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exchange turbulence and decline in consumption in some key geographical areas, keeps on growing. If also the art sector is taking into account, the luxury good market in 2015 goes beyond the thousand billion Euro barrier, recording an increase of +14% compared to the previous year. Positive forecasts have been made also for the 2016: the sector should see a rise in global consumption around +3%. Globally, China remains the world’s biggest luxury goods consuming country (31% of the market), followed by the Americans (24%) and Europeans (18%). As to the yachting sector, that globally is about 7 billion Euros in value, it has recorded an increase of +2% in 2015, showing a slight recovery in the EMEA region and a slowdown in the BRIC area. In particular, a marked increase in the demand for semicustom products from Cina and United Kingdom.

n 2014 the European Union officially acknowledged the uniqueness of their business model and their key-role for Europe's competitiveness, for the industrial growth and for employment.

Undisputable the absolute position of the Italian industry as global leader in the high-end market, where Italian brands with a market share of 10% dictate the rules for the manufacturing of beautiful, well-made and good products. Through its activities, Altagamma is able to generate a real value for its Members, from all the promotional initiatives to the participation in public events, from the strong relationships with media to the intrinsic value of the Altagamma brand. In their latest three-year report (2013/2015), Fondazione Altagamma has estimated, with the help of accredited experts, the ROI they were able to generate through their activities. In the last 3-year period, each member of Fondazione Altagamma, against an average membership fee of Eur 22,000, has gained a total value of Eur 220,000 per year, so differentiated in the different activities: Business Development (60%), Promotion (25%), Business Culture (15%).

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In September 2015 the new association founded by major Italian shipyards, Nautica Italiana, joined Fondazione Altagamma, introducing their precise programme (Manifesto), aimed at re-writing the history of the Italian yachting industry in Italy. According to their programme, even though at the moment no definitive plan has been agreed, they are trying to develop new international events from 2017: an international yachting outdoor event for medium and large boats (spring), a lifestyleoriented event (summer) and a third event, indoor, for small boats and water sports (autumn, in Milan).

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2016, THE SWAN'S EXTRAORDINARY YEAR by C A M I L A FAWC E T T

“This anniversary is the perfect moment to look at our future taking inspiration from our glorious heritage and its core values, that are still fundamental to our company and our way of doing business”, states Leonardo Ferragamo, Group Executive Chairman of Nautor’s Swan Recently the company has implemented a strategic plan to develop a number of new models and strengthen its presence worldwide. Leader in the superyacht market, Nautor’s Swan has grown its line of Maxi yachts introducing the new Swan 95 (the first of the series has already been sold, with the launch SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

planned for this autumn) and the amazing Swan 115, the first of which has been delivered, with three others on order. Moreover, the Swan 130 project will soon create a new flagship for the Swan Line. In the meantime, Swan is back in the medium size range with completely new products, both in the fast cruising and racing families: the introduction of the Swan 54 for bluewater cruising, the onedesign ClubSwan 50 for racing and the new Swan 78 (under 24 m) concept all confirm the versatility, efficiency, cutting-edge technology and design of the Finnish company. 106


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The ClubSwan 50 is at the cutting edge of contemporary yacht design. The brief was clear and simple: an extremely fast boat that would also be easy to take to the limit, convertible into a sports cruiser with limited crew, with captivating looks and the natural elegance of a Swan. It had to be both competitive in class racing and conceived as a one design. Nautor’s Swan has studied specific solutions that could blend the refined elegance of a cruiser with the ruggedness and weight saving required of a pure racer. To this end Nautor sought a partnership with a company that is a leader in premium leather upholstery: Poltrona Frau. Manufactured from extremely light weight structures,

mainly in carbon fibre, the interiors of the ClubSwan 50 are finished with premium materials: carbon fibre itself, alternated with white lacquer or natural teak, embellished throughout by leather surfaces and details, treated to provide not only the best technical reliability but also the luxurious fragrance of leather. The ClubSwan 2016 racing calendar shows a rich programme, with the introduction of a unique event, not to be missed: the TURKU 50° Anniversary Regatta, which will be held in Finland from July 28th to July 31st. In Costa Smeralda the highly exclusive Rolex Swan Cup, a much loved event for Swan owners, will be held alongside the Swan 45 World Championship (12 - 18 September, Porto Cervo).

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THE LOCATION TRANSMITS U N I Q U E S E N S AT I O N S to those who love being surrounded by an exclusive atmosphere, elegance and whispered luxury. Set on a gently sloping hillside with breathtaking view over the Pevero Bay, where scents and colours create a magical sensation, the Colonna Pevero Hotel is truly a corner of pure paradise. Enjoy a warm and welcoming hospitality, that will turn your holiday into an unforgettable journey of gladness and harmony.

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Record fleet at the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta Porto Cervo has been renowned as a bigboat sailing destination since the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda began organising international events in this idyllic corner of Sardinia in the 1970s. However even for this world famous yacht racing mecca, the fleet of the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta 2016 was record breaking this year. 30 superyachts ranging from 24 to 50 metres in length participated in this four-day race among the granitic islands of the La Maddalena archipelago. The event has been running annually in Porto Cervo since 2008 and it is renowned as much for the elegance and prowess of the participating yachts as for the rich and varied shore-side social programme offered by the organizers and the title sponsor. SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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Also top sailing talent was not lacking on the quays of Porto Cervo Marina with a posse of America's Cup veterans, Olympic champions and round-theworld sailors who assisted many highly competitive owners on board. WINNERS Class A and Overall Winner: Saudade Class B: Grande Orazio Wally Class: Open Season

Three experienced superyacht owners have realised their personal goals this year: a delighted Albert Bßll fulfilled his dream when the crew of the Wally 45m Saudade retained the regatta’s top award, The Loro Piana Prize. Their consistent performance across a very varied range of wind conditions sees them top Class A just as they did in 2015.


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VIRGIN CONCEPT YACHTS WHEN SAILING TURNS INTO DESIGN

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fter their debut at the latest Monaco Yacht Show 2015, where they presented their breath-taking 100mt megayacht project and introduced their company as a new reference for yacht brokerage, charter and management, Virgin Concept Yachts now announce a new concept for a 60mt Explorer. The company reported they have received the serious interest from a potential client for the 100 metre and now they aim at widening their offer in terms of yacht concepts.

Pierre Jamet, owner and CEO of Virgin Concept Yachts, with a proven track record as megayacht captain and yacht manager, after having circumnavigated around the globe several times, decided to turn his experience into a different profession, putting all the knowledges acquired during his extensive experience, at markets' disposal. He founded Virgin Concept Yachts in 2015, focusing on yacht brokerage, charter, management and new concepts. Designed by Edwin Vandermark with oceangoing explorer layout, the 60metre is the latest project unveiled. The yacht boasts timeless, modern design with powerful, yet elegant lines and combines all amenities of a luxury yacht with the requirements needed for expedition yachts and extended self-sufficient operations in remote areas, while reducing their ecological impact by as much as possible.

The 100-metre mega yacht DS1 concept, spanning over six impressive decks, boasts generous exterior as well as interior spaces, ready to be customized to the Owner needs, be it for private use or mega yacht charter. The exterior design as well as the wind shaped deckhouse of luxury yacht DS1 concept are largely inspired by military vessels: this is why surfaces are so clean and the general appeal so stately. SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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The 100-metre project shows the "D" and "S" signature (Design MartineS) on starboard side. They become “C” and “Z” on port side, allowing to identify this striking vessel and to break the “cake effect” of the several decks.

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At the aft, the yacht shows vast relaxation areas with spa pool. The stern can be converted into a beach club for various sport and recreational activities. At the bow, the high foredeck typical of large expedition yachts is also aesthetically pleasing. The nearvertical shape of the bow is to benefit from a longer water line as well as of a considerably enlarged living area.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS LOA : 60,5 m Beam: 11.5 m Draft: 3.6 m Displacement: 970 GT Classification: RINA, MCA or LR Cabins: 5 Guests: 10 Crew: 10 Engines: diesel-elec./Pods (Rolls Royce) Power: 2 x 2.000 HP Max. speed: 14 kn Cruising speed: 12 kn Range: ca. 8.000 nm

SPECIAL FEATURES AND OPTIONS High technologic engines, Rolls-Royce Azipods system, and dynamic position (DP) Wet Exaust System by Marquip Antiroll Stabilizers from DMS Hullvane Sundeck/flybridge on top deck Jacuzzi on Owners deck Retrackable balkony/s on Owners deck

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Black Label the elite division of Perfect 10 personal styling agency is launching a new service.

Yacht by Black Label allows private clients to take a beauty, wellness or health therapist with them whilst sailing.

Black Label offers a wide range of beauty and wellness services for clients to enjoy in the comfort of their own yacht, home, office, jet, villa or ski chalet. Specifically designed to offer a personalised service. Black Label was launched to “provide

a service for clients who wish to continue their facial regimes, fitness and nutrition schedules with bespoke programmes designed to suit any location, from a jet to a super yacht.� Says Charlie McCorry, founder of Black Label.

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THE ULTIMATE YACHT FOR CHARTER by C A M I L A FAWC E T T

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Inside, an exquisite blend of bronze, steel and glass, with stonework, rich leather and exotic woods. This is matched with bespoke, contemporary furniture and original artworks, for an impeccably upmarket feel. In pursuit of wholesale design purity, that sense of relaxed opulence is as evident in the guest cabins as it is in the main saloon.

oMEA is not just an awardwinning 82-metre (268’4 ft) superyacht; it’s one of the most indulgent and luxurious charter yachts in the world, exclusively available for unforgettable journeys with Imperial.

While RoMEA’s first-class crew, her celebrated chef, her main deck cinema room and her upper observation platforms are indisputably enjoyable elements of the charter experience, those intent on pampering will particularly relish the extraordinary twin spa arrangement. In addition to a spa on the bridge deck, complete with beauty salon and massage table, the lower deck features a ‘Wellness Zone’ with a Finnish sauna, natural pebble flooring, a large Jacuzzi and a suitably restful soft-tone lighting system.

Launched in 2015 from the renowned Abeking & Rasmussen shipyard, and designed by Terence Disdale, this stunning mega yacht can transport you to your destination in absolute comfort and keep things serene when you settle upon an anchorage. The numbers are impressive: a length of 81.8 metres; accommodation for 23 crew and 12 guests in 6 en-suite staterooms (4 Double and 2 Twin cabins); a cruising speed of 14 knots and a range of nearly 6,000 nautical miles.

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imperial-yachts.com SHIPYARD / YEAR: Abeking & Rasmussen / 2015 TYPE / LENGHT: Motor Yacht / 81,8 mt EXTERIOR / INTERIOR DESIGNER: Terence Disdale BEAM / DRAFT: 12,6 mt / 3,45 mt CRUISING SPEED: 14 knots CABINS / GUESTS: 6 / 12 CONFIGURATION: 1 Master /3 Double / 2 Twins CREW: 23 PRICE PER WEEK: from 875000 Eur AMENITIES: Jacuzzi, Spa, Jet Skies, Cinema, Seabobs, Beach Club, Stabilizers

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CAMPAIGN

BITTER OR SWEET The iconic Campari Calendar 2016 entitled ‘The BitterSweet Campaign’, starring the beautifully charismatic American actress and entrepreneur Kate Hudson. This year’s Calendar capitalises on the buzz and excitement of elections, asking people to take a stand, express an opinion, and cast their vote via social media, for which aspect of the classic apéritif they identify with more: Bitter vs Sweet.


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FLY TO THE SUN OF SAINT TROPEZ LA MOLE by PA M E L A PAC I

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n May Superyacht Digest had the pleasure to be invited on board Legacy 450 to experience an amazing media flight from Brussels to Saint Tropez, one of the Europe's most popular vacation destination, whose private airport La Mole - is considered among the toughtest ones for its short runway, surrounded by dense terrain and intense air traffic. Due to these characteristics, only small aircrafts are authorized to operate at La Mole Airport. In midApril Embraer Executive Jets’ new Legacy 450 received approval to land with as many as six passengers and take off with up to eight passengers on board, becoming the largest business jet capable of providing charter air service into and out of St. Tropez. “We have been differentiating ourselves in the market by providing a premium service that takes our customers when and where they need to go. I’m glad we now can offer charter flights directly to La Mole in the largest business jets approved for this operation”, said Stéphane Ledermann, founder and CEO of Smart Air SA, the company that manages the Legacy 450 operated by ASL.

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SAINT TROPEZ, A MYTH WELL ALIVE

Brigitte Bardot in Saint-Tropez Photo: Robert Cohen/RDA/Getty Images

Saint-Tropez is the most superlative of French Riviera village. Synonymous with a high class clientele, this seaside resort town welcomes over 100,000 tourists each day in summer.

maintain a quaint village look with its narrow streets and local markets. Located between land and sea, SaintTropez enthralls with its tranquil art of living, local traditions and unspoilt natural environment. During the summer season, prestigious events dot the village life in a festive atmosphere, enriched by the line of yachts along the quai, the facing line of terrace cafés, the parade of strolling tourists and slow cruising expensive cars. 'Though not so frequently as in the past years, movie stars and other famous pretty people still pass through, even if the most famous, of course, are insconced in the fabulous private estates set along the coast.

Surrounded by woodland and rocky outcrops, Saint Tropez offers some of the best mountain views on the Côte d’Azur and equally great beaches. During the years, despite the huge amount of people visiting daily and the glamour achieved with jet-setters, celebrities and artists, the seaside resort town has somehow managed to SUPERYACHT DIGEST | July 2016

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Hotel Byblos (The Leading Hotels of the World)

Steps from the town’s hub, the Byblos has been the international beau monde’s preferred address since it opened its doors in 1967. A longtime favorite of Brigitte Bardot and Mick Jagger, who proposed to first wife Bianca, this celebrated hotel is always packed with high-profile globe-trotters and fashionistas. A cluster of terra-cotta- and goldhued houses, Byblos is reminiscent of a Provençal seaside village, but don’t let that fool you—the resort boasts the region’s most famous nightclub, Les Caves du Roy, the Alain Ducassecreated resaturant Rivea, the Sisley Spa and that unique Tropezian spirit. www.LHW.com/byblossttropez


GULFSTRREAM G650ER ESTABLISHING A NEW WORLD STANDARD FOR PERFORMANCE


Gulfstream’s newest flagship, the G650ER, extends the nonstop reach of the industry’s highest performance longrange business aircraft to 7,500 nautical miles/13,890 kilometers at Mach 0.85. Flying even faster at Mach 0.90, the G650ER will carry eight passengers 6,400 nautical miles/11,853 kilometers. Both are feats that no other business aircraft in the world can achieve. In today’s fast-paced international marketplace, the speed and quality of establishing business connections matters. If your mission includes flights half a world away, the G650ER offers the advantage of flying the fastest and longest routes possible by any business aircraft. A Gulfstream G650ER cabin provides the ultimate blend of form and function. The choice of 12 predefined floorplans and the option to customize offers owners control of their environment whether it’s the need for a private stateroom, a large conference space or individual work areas. Wide seats and generous aisle spaces are benefits of the G650ER, and the sense of spaciousness is further enhanced by 16 Gulfstream panoramic windows, the largest in the industry, that stream sunlight into the cabin and galley.

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The G650ER cabin is replenished with 100 percent fresh air every two minutes. And with the lowest cabin altitude in the class, matched only by its sister ship, the Gulfstream G650, passenger heart and lungs can more easily oxygenate the blood, which reduces fatigue and ensures a more alert and refreshed arrival many time zones later. At a cruise altitude of 45,000 feet/13,716 meters, a G650ER cabin is pressurized to an altitude of 4,060 feet/1,237 meters. That cabin altitude is almost two times lower than commercial airlines and significantly better than any nonGulfstream aircraft in the largecabin class.

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EBACE 2016 THE MUST-ATTEND SHOW FOR BUSINESS AVIATION by PA M E L A PAC I

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he 2016 edition of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2016), continued to demonstrate, in a variety of ways, its standing as Europe’s foremost business aviation event, and its value to exhibitors and attendees alike. EBACE is jointly hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA).

The show continues to be a mustattend on the industry calendar. EBACE2016 featured more than 450 exhibitors, representing more than 40 countries. The static display of aircraft featured 60 aircraft – some were new to the event, or made their world debut at EBACE. The footprint for the show, as measured by square metres for exhibitors and the aircraft display, was the largest to date. “This year’s show was a terrific success, characterized by a full exhibit floor, with lots of business getting done,” noted EBAA CEO Fabio Gamba. “It’s an affirmation that EBACE remains Europe’s most important industry event.”

The size and significance of business aviation in Europe contributed to the enthusiasm and to the great participation of all players of the industry, noticeable also through the impressive aircraft static display.

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