Fiat 500 Cult-CRN Chopi Chopi(1)

Ancona, 26th June 2014 – M/Y Chopi Chopi 80 m, flagship of CRN, part of the Ferretti Group specialising in the construction of fully-customized displacement megayachts, made of steel and aluminium, from 40 to 90 metres, is the co-protagonist of Fiat’s international advertising campaign, created for the launch of the new Fiat 500 Cult into the European market.


The flagsgip of the shipyard is displayed in all its majesty in the “Yacht” commercial,created by the Leo Burnett agency and directed by Ago Panini (Alto Verbano production), an ironic look at the juxtraposition between simplicity and luxury.


The commercial sees two important international icons of ‘Made in Italy’, Fiat 500 and CRN M/Y Chopi Chopi, brought together for the first time in an elegant and irreverent video, which aims to surprise the audience from start to finish.


Having previously won prestigious international awards at the Showboats Design Awards 2014, The World Superyachts Awards 2014 and Boat of the Year 2013, this is the latest recognition for the megayacht Chopi Chopi, representing the synthesis and evolution of the characteristic traits and the spirit and innovation of the vessels created by CRN, which is an undisputed icon of luxury and style.


The advertising campaign is on air in Europe (starting from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Serbia) in support of the launch of the new Fiat 500 Cult into the European market.

To download the video: http://clienti.arcww.it/fiat/CULT/500CULT50s23.6.14EXPO_eng.zip


Heesen superyacht project Necto sold

Heesen Yachts has announced that the first 45m fly bridge vessel YN 17145 – Project Necto – is sold. This powerful sportster, the largest built by a Northern European shipyard, will be capable of thundering along at an impressive 30 knots thanks to her well-engineered all-aluminium semi-displacement hull and twin MTU 16V 4000 M73L engines.


Speed and power combined with uncompromised luxury and comfort are the characteristics of this semi-displacement yacht that will have a range of 2.750Nm at 12 knots.

Frank Laupman of Omega Architects has created the exterior lines of the yacht. True to form Laupman has interpreted the Dutch shipyard DNA with a touch of innovation by introducing the ‘knuckle’ – a design element that interrupts the line of the raked bow and gives this new breed of Heesen — with its much sharper and narrower bow — a particularly aggressive look.

The interior décor of YN 17145 is by acclaimed Italian designer Cristiano Gatto who is currently working on his third project with the Dutch shipyard. The Owners chose a contemporary yet cosy design for the interior of their 45m sportster. Warm Canaletto walnut is the main veneer, which perfectly complements the light tones of Loro Piana fabrics and the warm colours of the different finishes; pale blue soft furnishings give a relaxed and light feeling to the yacht’s interior. Ten guests will be accommodated in five cabins: The full beam master suite is located on the main deck, while the four guest cabins – two twins and two doubles – are on the lower deck.



The owners dedicated special attention to the outdoor areas of their new vessel; the ultra-spacious sundeck is particularly impressive. As an expansive 84-square metre area, completely free from fixed furniture, it is available for guests to carry out their morning exercise – yet another unusual and particularly remarkable design feature on a yacht of this size.

YN 17145 will be delivered to her owners after intensive sea trials in the North Sea in January 2016.

JFA Yachts: Delivery of Long Island 85 – WindQuest

At the end of May 2014 JFA Yachts delivered WindQuest, the 1st Long Island 85, a 85-foot catamaran.

Windquest_Hires-3652_1This fast cruising catamaran is the first of a semi-custom “Long Island” series. The hulls are aluminium-built while the deck is in composite material. They have been assembled by bonding. This method has been chosen with the naval architect Marc Lombard, to save weight when keeping aluminium hulls.

Windquest_Hires-3993-_1This 85’ catamaran offers spaces and performs like a 100’-110’ monohull but with a reduced draught, more comfort and increased stability.


Fitted with a carbon mast and boom, her sail area is that of a high performance sailing yacht.

The hydraulic winches installed on the flybridge are well-suited to manoeuvring with a reduced crew.

This yacht is equipped with 2 x 380HP engines and 2 x 27kW generators. At her economical speed, WindQuest motors at 8.6 knots for a fuel consumption of 21 l/h and can reach 12.9 knots at top speed.

The 16’ tender stowed aft of the cockpit is launched using an ingenious system comprising a retractable pole in the main boom. This is again a method of optimizing the weight without using a crane.

Numerous deck lockers allow the stowing of fenders and mooring ropes as well as all the toys (inflatable SUP boards, snorkelling equipment, wakeboard…). On this boat, a large garage opening on the aft platform has been provided for stowing 4 bicycles.

Windquest_Hires-2471_1Outside, there is a large aft cockpit with a seating area on starboard and another one on port with a dining table, sunbeds either side, and a day head. On WindQuest the cockpit can be enclosed using removable panels of seethrough canvas.

Windquest_Hires-3756-_1The flybridge is the home of the outside helm and control winches, leaving room for a seating area and sunbeds.

Windquest_Hires-3885_1Again in order to keep the weight of the boat down, teak decking has been used only forward of the owners’ cabin and in the aft cockpit.

Windquest_Hires-3121_1The cockpit is extended inside by a seating area with a bar on starboard and a dining-room on port. The helm station is set up against the bulkhead between the two indoor areas. The glass door aft, the large side portholes and the front windscreen create a very luminous space down below.

Windquest_Hires-3359_1A few steps on port lead to the owners’ cabin. The “must-have” on the Long Island 85! Stretching across the full beam of the yacht, this exceptionally large suite offers a superb view on 180°, never before seen on a sailing or even on a motor yacht of this size. A few more steps give access to a door opening on a private deck just forward of the owners’ cabin.

Windquest_Hires-3638-_1This semi-custom range allows to answer owners’ expectations.

On this model, the port hull houses the owners’ bathroom and their office, which can be converted into a guest cabin while another guest cabin is aft. There is also a guest cabin in the starboard hull, as well as the crew quarter including the skipper’s own cabin, the crew cabin, the galley and mess. The yacht offers a total of 124m² of floor space to accommodate 8 guests and 6 crews in extreme comfort.

Windquest_Hires-3636-_1The Long Island 85 is available in 3 versions: 3 guest cabins and an office (like WindQuest); 4 guest cabins and 5 guest cabins.

Windquest_Hires-3878-_1WindQuest had her maiden voyage in southern Brittany and will sail along the coasts of the English Channel and of the Atlantic between London and Lisbon before heading for the West Indies in October.

This superyacht is available for charter and is scheduled to be in Europe and the West Indies the first two years, then in North America around the Great Lakes and in the West Indies the 3rd year.

Windquest_Hires-3893_1The Long Island 85 offers more space and comfort than any yacht of her size.


Long Island 85’ specification:

Length-over-all: 26.25m

Length on the waterline: 25.47m

Beam: 11.93m

Draught: 2.24m

Engines: 2x380hp

Light displacement: 60T

Sail area on the wind: 370m²

Sail area off the wind: 485m²


Contact: Gaël DOUGUET – gael@jfa-yachts.com

JFA Yachts – Quai des Seychelles – 29900 CONCARNEAU – FRANCE

Tel: +33 (0)2 98 60 49 48 – jfa@jfa-yachts.com

Charter contact: Jim Webster – Jim@Jimwebster.com

WEBSTER ASSOCIATES – P.O. Box 030038 – Fort Lauderdale FL33303 – USA

Tel: +1 954-525-5101 – http://www.jimwebster.com

Heesen launches fully custom 51m “My Sky”

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Heesen is proud to announce that YN 16551 christened “My Sky” was launched on January 31st at their facility in Oss.

“My Sky” is a 51m full displacement long range motor yacht of 660GT with a range of 5.400Nm at 10 knots. Her bold but sleek exterior is due to Frank Laupman of Omega Architects. Flush mounted tinted windows thermo bonded to the superstructure create a continuous wall of glass that gives this vessel a very distinctive look.

World renowned architect Erick van Egeraat designed the ultra-contemporary, sharp and sophisticated interior. Emphasizing a strong contrast between dark and light throughout the yacht, a homogenous and luxurious atmosphere is created; combining crisp white leather with dark high-gloss Makassar wood and showing beautiful natural stone inlay patterns of spectacularly patterned back-lit white onyx into a black marble base.

My Sky accommodates 12 guests in five cabins. The spacious full beam master suite is located on the main deck forward and boasts a large bathroom including a full natural stone clad steam shower and a spacious walk-in closet. The four guest cabins are located on the lower deck.

Guests will enjoy life at sea in five different areas:

The main saloon aft, with its large circular dining, lounge and bar area with a 6m2 LED screen, connects to the main deck aft, which organizes built-in settees and seats around two low coffee tables. The upper deck lounge, with its 270 degrees view and circular seating area, opens onto the aft terrace, accommodating a large dining table ideal for al fresco dining, even under way. Finally, the Sundeck’s large Jacuzzi, surrounded by sun-pads to aft, is perfect for total relaxation.

As for the touch-and-go helicopter pad at the bridge, it turns into a large sun terrace providing secluded lounging even when the boat is docked stern into the marinas.

“My Sky” is due for delivery to her Owners in November 2014 after intensive sea trials in the North Sea.



Superyacht QM of London sold


Edmiston has sold superyacht QM of London, in an inhouse deal. At just under 50 metres QM of London offers 7 cabins with generous interior and exterior space and underwent a full refit in 2013.

The interior was designed by Terence Disdale and emanates style and sophistication. Relaxing and neutral creams with touches of vibrant colour create an elegant balance for relaxing and entertaining. Features include a baby grand piano in the main salon and a full entertainment system throughout the yacht.​​

Azimut 77S. Innovation for beauty’s sake

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Azimut 77S is also extremely functional, light-filled, and spacious. The salon and dining area are an explosion of natural light coming from the large lateral windows, the nearly three-metre wide glazed entry doors, the bow windshield, and most of all from the glazed roof. Azimut 77S is literally full of surprises. The crew area is below deck to the stern. It includes two cabins and a bathroom with separate shower, accommodating up to three crew members. The owner cabin is at full-beam amidships and is a real spatial tour de force. The VIP cabin to the extreme bow is also spectacular, as are the two lateral cabins, obviously each with its own bathroom. Triumph of space on the sundeck too with and a large sunpad and a pilot station

The innovative features of the Azimut 77S just keep coming, including the engine room. Instead of the more traditional two engines set up, the Azimut 77S is equipped with three Volvo Penta 900 HP Diesel engines, each with IPS transmission. The avant-garde solution means that the engine room is better organised and takes up less space. It also provides for maximum ease of handling and steering and ensures outstanding performance coupled with greater fuel efficiency. This model also has a specially designed keel for superior performance with a maximum speed of more than 36 knots and increased fuel efficiency of approximately 350 l/h at the cruising speed of 32 knots.

The new 77S joins the other upcoming season offerings – the Azimut Grande 95RPH and the Azimut 50 Fly – debuting at the September 2014 boat show in Cannes. The yacht embodies beauty and sportiness, further incontrovertible proof of Azimut Yachts’ role as “ambassador of Made in Italy boating worldwide”.AZ77S-running

Moran Yacht & Ship has proudly announced the delivery of the 88m (288’) Lürssen Quattroelle.


Image by Klaus Jordan

Built under the supervision of Moran Yacht & Ship, Quattroelle (project Bellissimo) was designed by the team at Nuvolari Lenard. The interior, also designed by Nuvolari Lenard, is best described as fresh and contemporary. Quattroelle’s six decks allow for ample interior volume and generous exterior spaces for entertainment and relaxation.

Quattroelle will join the impressive Moran Yacht & Ship charter fleet when she is delivered at the end of this month. She will be available for charter in the Caribbean this winter.