Silent-Yachts Opens Offices in Mallorca and Florida – Yacht Harbour

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Silent-Yachts, the innovative Austrian shipyard, opens two new offices on both sides of the Atlantic. A new European office is now open in Port Adriano – Mallorca, one of the leading yacht harbours in the West Med.A Silent 55 and Silent 64 are docked in front of the office, ready to take clients to the sea for a test drive. Later this summer the new Silent 60 with a kitewing will also arrive at Port Adriano.“Our new base is like our second home”, said Michael Köhler, Silent-Yachts Founder and CEO. “Mallorca and the Balearics in general are popular yachting destinations, sunny, warm, with clean azure seas and many amazing places that have to be visited on board a yacht. The new office helps us keep our solar electric catamarans close to our clients and partners – we’re always open for a chat, visit or sea trial.”Another office will be opened in the US. In order to get closer to customers, the shipyard’s exclusive US distributor Edward Sacks sets up a branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the yachting capital of the Western Hemisphere. “Florida is the hot spot for the US yachting enthusiasts and we’re happy to take a seat in the region,” said Michael Köhler. “The location is close to the site of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, it has direct water access and a comfortable conference room for product demonstrations.”Silent-Yachts is producing the world’s first fully solar-sustainable oceangoing production catamaran yachts. They are powered exclusively by solar energy and capable of cruising up to 100 miles per day. In 2009, founders Heike and Michael Köhler, who have spent 6,000 days cruising more than 75,000 miles all around the world, launched the Solarwave 46, the first fully self-sufficient blue-water catamaran after years of testing solar-powered propulsion, and they have been building boats ever since. Credits: Silent-Yachts

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Silent-Yachts, the innovative Austrian shipyard, opens two new offices on both sides of the Atlantic. A new European office is now open in Port Adriano – Mallorca, one of the leading yacht harbours in the West Med.A Silent 55 and Silent 64 are docked in front of the office, ready to take clients to the sea for a test drive. Later this summer the new Silent 60 with a kitewing will also arrive at Port Adriano.“Our new base is like our second home”, said Michael Köhler, Silent-Yachts Founder and CEO. “Mallorca and the Balearics in general are popular yachting destinations, sunny, warm, with clean azure seas and many amazing places that have to be visited on board a yacht. The new office helps us keep our solar electric catamarans close to our clients and partners – we’re always open for a chat, visit or sea trial.”Another office will be opened in the US. In order to get closer to customers, the shipyard’s exclusive US distributor Edward Sacks sets up a branch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the yachting capital of the Western Hemisphere. “Florida is the hot spot for the US yachting enthusiasts and we’re happy to take a seat in the region,” said Michael Köhler. “The location is close to the site of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, it has direct water access and a comfortable conference room for product demonstrations.”Silent-Yachts is producing the world’s first fully solar-sustainable oceangoing production catamaran yachts. They are powered exclusively by solar energy and capable of cruising up to 100 miles per day. In 2009, founders Heike and Michael Köhler, who have spent 6,000 days cruising more than 75,000 miles all around the world, launched the Solarwave 46, the first fully self-sufficient blue-water catamaran after years of testing solar-powered propulsion, and they have been building boats ever since. Credits: Silent-Yachts

June 17, 2021

All sailors want to go faster and the larger the boats, the more luxury is demanded. Project Fury is a collaboration between Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design. The genesis of Project Fury is high performance, fanatical weight reduction and going full beam on the main deck to maximize interior volume. Currently on the market, a 60m to 63m sailing yacht will have a Gross Tonnage of 500GT max. Creators are pushing 705GT with this design (40% more) and this gives the owner a real gauge of the amount of space they are getting with this new generation of performance sailing yacht.The envelope of Project Fury is defined by these principles and has resulted in an unique sailing yacht in all its aspects.The yacht has aluminium hull and carbon fibre in the superstructure. A drop-down prop running on a DC bus diesel electric system and a swing keel performance centreboard, that acts as a long keel when up for motoring, give good directional stability and damping when at anchor. The idea of this project is to offer huge performance gains with an alloy hull and have race boat foils and rig package but still have a safe /clean deck that is client friendly.As the concept progressed it became apparent that yacht performance and onboard energy management were two areas which are highly interlinked. Creating a yacht with extremely high performance over a wide wind band has given the opportunity to explore energy recovery from the propulsion system, which influences the energy storage and generator system capacity and performance. By taking unnecessary equipment off the boat (that has somehow got onto every superyacht and makes them expensive and complicated machines), creators have simplified the systems. Having seen developments in the round the world racing yachts where sailors are navigating fully inside and well protected and the other extreme of latest Americas Cup developments Rob Doyle Design and Van Geest Design came up with the general layout and workings of this concept. As the yachts are getting wider the deck spaces are also growing. The designation of functional areas is becoming an important factor. Areas for sailing and controlling the yacht are designed to be situated apart from the leisure areas. This will result in a safer circulation and environment for all on board.The interior space on this yacht is unlike any other yacht of similar length on the market that can also sail fast. The main lobby is the transition area from the owner’s stateroom to the 130 sq. m salon. A breakfast area and lounge are set in the large open space with full height, deck to deck, windows giving ample light and 270-degree views to the outside. The 95 sq. m master suite is located on the main deck. With its full beam forward glass looking down on the bow, it is something that has not been seen on any sailing yacht and creates an amazing connection to the outside private spaces. Its entrance houses the office. The stateroom and office feature large hull windows and balconies for full appreciation of the outdoors.The foredeck is all flush. Two large tender bays can contain two 7m tenders which can be launched by hydraulic crane. The tender bays can be converted to pool(s). The owner can have private access to this area from the stateroom.The lower deck aft has a large bay to store sports equipment like surfboards, sea bobs as well as all required dive equipment. The aft transom deck has an integrated transformer swimming platform. Forward of these areas is an extensive engine room space. Twodouble guest cabins and two VIP cabins are situated in the middle of this deck. The crew areas forward are comfortably planned with spacious service areas and one additional multipurpose cabin.About creators Rob Doyle is one of the new generation of yacht designers tackling the modern challenges of the large yacht business. With a strong 20-year career evolution in the large yacht sector, his experience is unique in the hands-on field of design, styling, performance, naval architecture and, importantly, classification. Van Geest Design strives to keep design pure and uncluttered – not only in the big picture but especially in the detail. The company integrates the interaction between the outside environment and the interior spaces of the yacht. As a result of its technical and production knowledge, Van Geest Design evolves its designs, always featuring something innovative and unique.Credits: Rob Doyle Design

June 17, 2021

X-Space is a new concept of superyacht, representing the pinnacle of Sanlorenzo's experience and innovation. With a length of 44m, five decks and a tonnage of 495 GT, extraordinary volumes for a yacht of this size, X-Space expands the brand's range by launching a new type of superyacht, designed for expert owners who love to explore faraway destinations, without relinquishing the unmistakable elegance of Sanlorenzo's lines. The new project a perfect synthesis of Explorer and the classic navette. Emblematic of Sanlorenzo's understated approach is the aft area on the main deck of the X-Space, a huge multi-tasking terrace with an 18 sq. m swimming pool overlooking the sea, as if it were infinite water, which can be closed off during transfers or whilst in the marina.An open-air living room, available to the owner and guests, that can be extended by another 18 sq. m thanks to the folding balconies and which is connected to the living area inside.An innovative element of the X-Space is the unusual layout that brings the wheelhouse onto the bridge deck, freeing up the upper deck which is dedicated entirely to the owner.In line with Sanlorenzo's sartorial attitude, X-Space offers an "apartment in the villa", an entire deck with maximum privacy that is independent from the other areas, it includes a study, living room and a large master cabin framed by glass walls, which enjoys the presence of nature around it and overlooks a private deck at the bow, a 30 sq. m sunbed area which includes a swimming pool.The X-Space project is also strongly characterised by the theme of transparency, which has characterised the design of the exteriors, by Studio Zuccon International Project, and made it possible to eliminate barriers and obstacles, achieving total fusion and continuity with the interiors, designed by Piero Lissoni.The first unit of the new model will be delivered in 2023. Sanlorenzo was founded in 1985 in Viareggio by yacht builder Gionvanni Jannetti. In 2005, Massimo Perrotti became the majority shareholder in the shipyard. Sanlorenzo builds yachts ranging from 28.60m to 62m in length. Credits: Sanlorenzo

June 17, 2021

The new Dolceriva with hard top has a timeless beauty in every sense, because it will never lose its shine over the years and is also immune to the weather thanks to the top with carbon fibre detailing that shelters the entire central relaxation areas from the sun and rain. This Riva creation is a 48-foot open motor yacht conceived from bow to stern to offer unrivalled on-board comfort. Born from the collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm led by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that has designed the entire Riva fleet for over 25 years, the Ferretti Group Engineering Department, and the Product Strategy Committee, Dolceriva is 14.92m long with a full beam of 4.26m.The originality of the exterior design derives from a blend of Riva’s trademark elegance with the latest trends in runabout design, such as an automotive-inspired vibe and a sportier interpretation of the idea of luxury. The hull window design stems from a complex research process by Officina Italiana Design: generated by a black pencil stroke along the silver side of the yacht, it deftly ascends towards the deck. This stylistic solution has led to an original and innovative hull-deck coupling system: the aft area, totally freed from the fender bar, features a carbon-fibre air vent with a steel frame. One of the great strengths and novelties of this open yacht makes an important contribution to liveability: the brand new hard top made from a carbon-vinyl ester hybrid composite material to ensure the lightweight, strength and stiffness needed to ensure that Dolceriva retains a sporty personality. The hard top is designed to cover the entire external cockpit and helm station perfectly, with the possibility of closing off the entire area beneath using transparent awnings on either side, forward and even aft. Several sections of the hard top are made of steel not only to increase its strength, but also to enhance the structure and design. An air conditioning system can also be installed inside to create a liveable closed area even when the temperature outside is very high. All materials used for Dolceriva's interiors are perfectly in keeping with the Riva style, with fine woods, mirrored surfaces, leather elements, and steel and lacquered woods with both matt and glossy finishes.Dolceriva features a V-Drive shaft line propulsion system and mounts twin Volvo Penta D13 engines, each rated 1,000 mhp at 2,400 rpm (optional). In terms of performance, the model can reach a top speed of 40 knots, with a cruising speed of 35 knots.Riva is part of the Ferretti Group. This Group, led by Chief Executive Officer Alberto Galassi, is now one of the world’s leaders in the construction and sale of luxury yachts and pleasure vessels with a unique portfolio of brands: Ferretti Yachts, Riva, Pershing, Itama, Mochi Craft, CRN, Custom Line and Wally. Credits: Ferretti Group

June 16, 2021

The pandemic boosted luxury yacht sales. Denison Yachting reports that the first quarter of 2021 reveals a significant increase in yacht sales across international, United States, and Florida markets. By the end of 2020, Denison experienced one of its best years in terms of yacht sales, charters booked, and marketing goals and is still riding that wave into 2021. In 2020, Denison sold 83 superyachts, with an annual growth of over 13%. In the first quarter of 2021, Denison sold over 40 superyachts, surpassing 2018, 2019, and 2020, respectively.“Our industry is still riding the great wave of 2020,” commented Bob Denison. “Our first quarter numbers set new records for us organizationally across all revenue categories.”The yachting industry is gaining momentum around the world. Denison expects 2021 to be its best year in a decade and is excited to lead the way in global superyacht sales. All Yachts Sold Worldwide In Q1 From 2008-2021Global yacht sales haven’t seen a first quarter this strong since 2018. Industry numbers that compare Q1 2020 to Q1 2021 show a huge leap in boats and yachts sold worldwide.Data reveals that the U.S. makes up about one-third of global boat sales. In North America, 9,336 boats were sold in Q1 2021 compared to 6,526 boats sold in Q1 2020. Europe and Asia also experienced a strong first quarter with a significant increase in yacht sales compared to Q1 2020 and 2019.Why is there a noticeable increase in yacht sales worldwide? Possibly, a “you always want what you can’t have” situation — travel restrictions during the pandemic may have increased people’s desire to get outside or vacation safely. Boats and yachts provide that escape for people around the world.All Yachts Sold In Q1 From 2008-2021, United StatesDenison reports that an impressive Q1 in North America may be due to more new superyacht buyers. First-quarter regional boat sales in the U.S. from 2008–2021 reveal that the Southeast sells 3 times more yachts and boats than the Northeast or the mid-Atlantic regions. Almost 50% more than the Northeast and mid-Atlantic combined.“The first quarter of 2021 has been strong due to continued demand from 2020,” said Bob Denison. “Yachting’s competitive industries, such as skiing and higher-end vacation experiences like cruises, are still being affected by extended lockdowns, which have created a special opportunity for our industry.”All Yachts Sold In Q1 From 2008-2021, FloridaFlorida is among the most desirable boating destinations. The third most populated state makes up about 25-30% of all U.S. boat sales. Florida experienced its best Q1 in over 10 years with a leap of 1,008 more boats sold in Q1 2021 than Q1 2020. Denison Yachting has long been a leader in the yachting industry with a rich family history dating back to 1948 with the start of Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Today, the company provides complete yachting services worldwide, from sales and charter to yacht management and new construction. Credits: Denison Yachting

June 16, 2021

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