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Grand Banks Yachts has finalized the interior details of Grand Banks 85. As one would expect from a yacht in this category, each GB85 will be built to suit the individual needs of her owner, based on the model’s ergonomic open-plan platform.A beam of 22 feet allows Grand Banks to offer a range of internal configurations and amenities for guests and crew. For long-distance cruising, special attention was given to both sociability and privacy. “First, we focused on what makes a superior long-distance cruiser while underway for long legs,” said Mark Richards, Grand Banks Yachts CEO. “This means understanding the rhythm that occurs while on passage, and creating various spaces where you can separate from others off-watch. Some people onboard are focused on running the boat, others are relaxing, and others may be sleeping. This approach ticks a lot of boxes in how the design comes together.”The next objective is to focus on comfort when at anchor or at the dock. Grand Banks ensures one mission is not compromised for the sake of the other. Decks are arranged for outdoor dining and entertaining. And a supremely comfortable lounge seating area in the main salon optimizes space between the main deck and aft deck, by using the full beam of the vessel in a configuration that is both open and intimate. 360° sight lines are a Grand Banks hallmark, and the expansive windows combined with and an electrically opening aft window allow guests to view their surroundings from almost any position within the GB85’s main salon or dining area. Hull No. 1 features the Skylounge version, the GB85 is also available in an Open Bridge configuration which offers a lower helm area forward.The Skylounge version places the galley all the way forward just abaft the windshield, providing the cook with an incredible view over the horizon. The arrangement allows for a superior use of space and utilization while underway or entertaining at the dock. An internal dining area featuring customized, handcrafted furnishings is located between the galley and main saloon.The additional skylounge salon rivals the main deck salon area of many 60-footers and essentially offers a second, separate lounging area. While the adults are enjoying a lively dinner and conversation below, kids can relax in the upper lounge, complete with additional refrigeration and pantry stowage. The elevated helm area is forward and comfortably accommodates four adults seated while underway. The starboard helm position and lowering side and aft windows offer terrific sightlines. Overhead, an expansive electric opening sunroof further transforms the space with an open feel comparable to the open flybridge configuration.“Our approach is to build beautifully finished interiors with a timeless feel that will give generations of owners pride of ownership. To cruise at 21 knots for 900–1,000 nautical miles in supreme comfort, without needing to refuel, was the target for this design. We’re extremely proud of the team’s achievement here, and are excited to show the world what this incredible new yacht can do,” says Mark Richards. Grand Banks Yachts' story begins seventy years ago in Hong Kong by Robert Newton, an American expatriate. By 1962, Robert had moved the flourishing enterprise to Junk Bay. Under the name ‘American Marine’, he and his sons were building heavy sailboats and big motor yachts. In 1995 the production facility moved to Malaysia. The expanded and revamped factory now employs the most sophisticated systems and technology in the boat-building industry.Credits: Grand Banks Yachts
The 17.9m Swan 58 is the result of a long process of evolution and development through many different models around this size. Purpose and beauty are the main principles Nautor’s Swan took as references from past models. Like every yacht in the Swan family, the Swan 58 has a proper bluewater ability. The exterior (no surprise here) is made by German Frers. The interior is designed by Misa Poggi. The standard layout includes three cabins and three en-suite facilities. Enjoy the newest photoshoot and be ready to check this beautiful model at the upcoming Cannes Yachting Festival 2021. Nautor’s Swan was founded in 1966 in Pietarsaari, Finland. The builder entered the superyacht market in 1999. Since then, the yard has continued building high-performance sailing yachts in three different lines; ClubSwan, Swan Yachts and Maxi Swan Yachts. Credits: Nautor’s Swan
June 9, 2021
Summer is a great time to explore the world on a yacht. To find out where to go, we've asked an expert: Bob Denison, founder and president of Denison Yachting. Bob DenisonHere’s his personal list of the five best destinations in 2021. Alaska Alaska offers adventures and epic scenery and is always a popular must see/do for owners and charter guests.Bahamas Travel in and out of the Bahamas is a lot easier than before. The Bahamas has proved to be a year round season, very popular with our clients. New EnglandMainland US remains extremely popular due to the accessibility in current times, and has always been a summer favorite with owners and charter clients.Florida Keys The Keys are only a short distance from Miami but offer an amazing get away. Lots of history, laid back vibe and many places to explore.Norway A little off the beaten path, but open to visitors and offering a unique alternative to the classic Mediterranean charter experience.Credits: S S; Mercedes Mehling; Don Shetterly; Robert Bye; jesse orrico; Benton Sherma/Unsplash
June 9, 2021
Marcelo Penna Yacht Design has revealed the 56m explorer superyacht concept Triexplorer. The yacht is designed to have a minimal environmental impact. She has a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system, as well as solar panels and wind generators.The Triexplorer can accommodate up to 12 guests on board. She has an infinity glass swimming pool, a large gym, a sauna, a library, and a cinema on board. The owner has his own deck which includes a spacious bedroom with his and her bathrooms, an office, an observatory lounge and a glass pool.The yacht can carry plenty of toys and tenders, and a helideck. With the Triexplorer’s max speed of 20 knots and a cruising speed of 15 knots, the vessel has a range of 6,000 nautical miles.Credits: Marcelo Penna Yacht Design
June 9, 2021
The perfect superyacht to charter has a lot to offer. Inspired by the SuperYachtsMonaco fleet, we pick some of them.Best art collection The Maltese Falcon is an incredible hybrid motor/ sailing superyacht, which has hosted royalty, sporting celebrities, business icons and private families. Delivered by Perini Navi in 2006, she is still one of the most amazing yachts in the world and offers one an outstanding charter experience. She pairs an elegant design and black and silver superstructure with her revolutionary sailing system, the Falcon rig. Her interior, designed by Ken Freivokh.Modern and classy, the décor blends an industrial edge with a host of stunning materials complemented by a magnificent art collection. Best cinema Cloudbreak is named after the legendary Fijian surfing reef, so guests can expect to find a whole host of surfing gear onboard, including kite surfing, and windsurfing. Her toy garage is brimming with opportunities to enjoy being on the water; from jet skiing, kayaking, and dinghy sailing to seabob and inflatable trampoline. She can accommodate up to 12 charter guests and has a chic interior, decorated in a neutral colour palette. She has a large pool on the sundeck, the ample space for sunbathing and al fresco dining opportunities. Best beach club The 51m Irisha was built by Heesen Yachts in 2018. Custom-designed to meet her owner’s very specific requirements, this charter yacht’s sleek silhouette was inspired by a modern jet fighter aircraft. She can accommodate up to ten guests in five cabins. Featuring several lounge and dining areas, Irisha’s expansive exterior was designed as an elegant outdoor living space. Sliding doors transform the aft deck into a winter garden while an open-air hot tub is located on the sundeck. A sky lounge has a cinema screen and wet bar. Wind down with a massage in the beach club’s wellness area – the perfect way to relax at the end of the day.Best fitness Delivered in 2016, the sophisticated 70m yacht Joy offers guests an outstanding yacht charter experience. She can accommodate up to 12 guests in the eight staterooms. The foredeck is set up as a games area with a vast terrace that can be used as a basketball or badminton court. The sundeck is the ultimate spot to relax and top up your tan. Featuring a glass-sided hot tub and a large sunpad.Credits: SuperYachtsMonaco
June 8, 2021
Amico & Co, the superyacht refit company, has presented the next stage in developing the Waterfront Marina. The Waterfront Marina is located in the centre of Genoa and can host 26 superyachts up to 110m LOA in a 43,000 sq. m in-water area. Waterfront marina is an easy connection to general aviation at Genoa International airport and is just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Italy’s fifth largest city. Genoa is also a home to the Genoa Boat Show. The on-land area has over 15,000 sq. m and offers services and amenities including a lounge with a meeting area and kitchens, restrooms and laundry, changing rooms. The outdoor sports facilities for padel, tennis, basketball and volleyball are now open to Waterfront Marina crew members and Amico & Co clients. The marina will also have a barbecue zone and a car park with over 100 spaces.The infrastructure includes Wi-Fi cabled internet connection, water supply, black and grey water collection and disposal systems at every berth. “Thanks to this new, high-tech infrastructure with high quality standards and a series of complementary services for crews, managers and owners, we wanted to further enhance what we can offer and confirm the leadership of Genoa and its territory at an international level,” says Alberto Amico, Chairman of Amico & Co. Credits: Waterfront Marina/Facebook
June 8, 2021
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