Dutch Dayboat Brand Waterdream and New Build Experts YachtCreators announce USA Debut of the California 52 XT

Just in time for the holidays, Holland’s Prince Bernhard Van Oranje and New Build Experts YachtCreators welcome Waterdream for the first time to the Americas, with a limited XT edition of the award-winning California 52 series.

Waterdream, the stylish new line of bespoke weekenders and dayboats founded by Holland’s Prince Bernhard van Oranje, and YachtCreators, its Americas brand ambassadors, jointly announce the official debut of Waterdream to the Americas. A limited XT edition of the California 52 series, reigning World Yacht Trophies winner for Best Innovation, has splashed at the port of Miami and will be showcased in the months to come at VIP events from Miami to Palm Beach and the Bahamas.

The 52 XT is a super classy edition to our California 52 range. The special two-tone paint from the exclusive BMW M8, with color codes that I received from Adrian van Hooydonk, makes it even more special…

Prince Bernhard van Oranje

The California 52 fulfills a long held dream of Prince Bernhard’s, a royal dream if you will, of elevating yachting to the next level. In fact, Dutch powerhouses Vripack design and Van der Valk shipyard were hand selected by the Prince to create nothing short of a masterpiece, one which handles & performs so incredibly as to elicit a visceral response when at the signature helm.

Further, the Prince’s design scope for Waterdream detailed a luxury product not only seaworthy & fast, but environmentally sustainable as well. Again, Vripack and Van der Valk shipyard rose to his challenge, making 80% of all Waterdream build materials recyclable, including both the hull and superstructure, which are constructed from 100% ‘green’ aluminum.

There is more than sustainability that sets the California 52 apart from similar sized boats in its class. Cruising the 52 whilst standing at its striking W-shaped carbon fiber console evokes powerful emotions of aliveness and exhilaration. With the galley and dining thoughtfully housed below, the layout on the main deck is refreshingly open and spacious, creating an on-deck vibe of uncomplicated, undeniable connection to the sea.

On the subject of the lower deck, the 52’s versatility is underpinned by its optional configuration as either a weekender with two-cabin layout, or dayboat with a veritable great room. The overall experience of vitality and connectedness onboard mentioned previously is heightened further by a top-of-the-line, powerful sound system and casually opulent, minimalistic decor.

The limited XT edition of the California 52 boasts an impressive complement of upgrades and signature touches, beginning with its BMW M-8 series color palette, exclusive to Waterdream. The swim platform on the XT is extended relative to a standard California 52, and versatile in that owners and guests can utilize the area as a platform for launching water toys from the garage, a first for yachts in this class. And last but not least, the XT edition features leather finished cupboards and soft, durable Alcantara interior and exterior upholstery, including cushions and sunpads.

Next up for Waterdream is the public release of the new California 52 Hardtop (convertible soft top or fixed hardtop) edition. 3D renderings are now available upon request.

For further information on the USA arrival of the Waterdream California 52 XT, including but not limited to the tentative schedule of upcoming events and/or high resolution images for public distribution, kindly direct all inquiries to YachtCreators Director of Marketing, Mr. Whitten Hall, at press@yachtcreators.com.

About YachtCreators:

YachtCreators, the new build experts. With 70+ new builds to date, YachtCreators has garnered critical acclaim & success with notable award-winning builds as the 55-meter Laurentia by Heesen, the 38-meter Nono by Admiral, and 2020’s Best New Series, the 27.45-meter LeVen by Van der Valk. In the process, we have forged solid, lasting relationships with elite builders, designers and visionary architects across the globe. Discover what it means to DREAM BUILD PLAY with YachtCreators today.

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About Waterdream:

Waterdream is a Dutch Maritime lifestyle brand that builds beautifully minimal & entirely handcrafted high-end dayboats, luxury tenders and a modern version of the sloep. Blending function with form, practicality with design and the promise of a day excursion with a dream encounter on the water, our boats have an all-round appeal. The California line are compact yachts with James Bond swagger. The yachts are combining exceptional open-air living and seaworthy hull design to enjoy life on the water.

Come into the beautiful world of Waterdream.

Dutch built luxury Contest 59CS yacht features bespoke handcrafted Bentley interior

Bentley Motors has collaborated on the creation of a truly unique yacht interior to match the exquisite cabin design of a customer’s Continental GT V8 Coupe.

Contest Yachts has collaborated with Bentley Motors on the creation of a truly unique yacht interior for the shipyard’s latest launched Contest 59CS further to an idea from famed Russian musician and director Garik Sukachev, matching the exquisite cabin design of the Continental GT V8 Coupe.

As a creative person, Garik Sukachev brings uniqueness to everything he touches, and the idea here was to combine the fine work of the two outstanding yacht and car constructors. This twinning-concept has been in this thinking from long ago, and in close cooperation the two companies were able to fully implement this vision.

Notably, this build project also started in the very special anniversary year of 2019, with Mr Sukachev celebrating his 60th birthday, Contest Yachts their 60th anniversary, and Bentley Motors a 100th anniversary.

Our family has been building premium class sailing and motor yachts for more than 60 years.  We are well-known for our thorough approach to customisation, which allows us to fulfill the expectations and preferences of every customer. This project is the ultimate example of this approach – working with Bentley to turn a customer’s dream into reality.

Arjen Conijn, CEO and Co-Owner of Contest Yachts

In hand with the premium Dutch yacht builder, the specially commissioned, bespoke custom trim was created by craftspeople at Bentley Design Services which, in much the same way as Contest Yachts, specialises in creating customised solutions for the brand’s clients.

The luxurious cabin of the commissioning Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe already incorporated Hotspur Red leather, combined with contrasting Linen beige hide – styling which Bentley was then able to help recreate inside the new 18-metre Contest 59CS, a new model first launched in late 2020.

This project was an opportunity for Bentley Design Services to showcase some of their many skills in a truly unique collaboration. Bentley cars embrace qualities of craftsmanship and styling that are only achieved at the highest level of nautical design.

Brett Boydell, Head of Bentley Design Collaborations

Contest Yachts is a shipyard known for extraordinary attention to detail in engineering and outfitting, and this custom Bentley interior accords with this well, the interior panelling showcasing Bentley’s signature diamond-in-diamond stitching. This unique quilting requires exactly 712 stitches per diamond and a high level of skill to produce on a specially-commissioned machine, exclusive to Bentley Motors. And outside, the attractive deep blue hull of the Contest yacht complements the Light Sapphire finish of the Continental GT V8 Convertible Coupe. It is not clear whether the color is exactly the same. It would be cool. The light makes it appear to be a completely different shade of blue.

The Bentley styling sits well within the yacht’s principal interior design by the yard’s long-term design associates Wetzels Brown Partners who worked closely in hand with both Contest and Bentley teams to achieve this remarkable outcome.

Classified for all-ocean sailing and certified by Lloyd’s Register, the world’s leading classification and compliance authority, the truly go-anywhere 18-metre Contest 59CS was first launched in late 2020. As with all Contest yachts, this model is available with a wide range of interior accommodation plans, and as with the Bentley interior can be outfitted to exclusive requests. At Contest Yachts they call it ‘Building Dreams Together’.

Prices are unknown, but expect a lot. The boat alone will cost around €2,300,000 (we guess, Contest Yachts doesn’t really talk about prizes), with another €260,000 for the Bentley. And then we do not include the costs of the collaboration. But hè!… then you have something special!

Come into the beautiful world of Bentley and Contest Yachts.

Aston Martin AM37 powerboat auctioned in the Netherlands

In 2016, British car manufacturer Aston Martin surprised the world with a new product, a motorboat. It was a strong example of industry blurring slash branding, but the result was impressive: the Dutch, Amstelveen yacht designer Mulder Design was awarded the honorable assignment five years ago to capture Aston Martin’s philosophy in a flashy speedboat.

In 2017, the two-seater, built by the Dutch Quintessence Yachts, was presented because a car manufacturer does not necessarily know ships, the two-seater: fast, impressive and made of the most beautiful materials, and with a cabin for two and a soft top.

The yacht was delivered to an American who undoubtedly enjoyed it very much, but did repaint the ‘Mako Blue’ hull in the color ‘Stone White’. It seems (fortunately) to be the only adjustment; in the back are still two Mercury engines that deliver 520 horsepower each.

De AM37 heeft een sterke, stijve en duurzame romp van lichtgewicht, hightech composieten en structurele carboncomponenten zoals ook worden toegepast in de luchtvaart en het oceaanracerij. Een getrapte dubbele romp verkleint het natte oppervlak waardoor de weerstand 10% lager is en de boot een topsnelheid heeft van wel 45 knopen.

An Aston Martin that can sail. It almost reminds me of a James Bond movie. Were it not that Bond went out sailing with a Lotus. That Lotus is now owned by Tesla founder Elon Musk, but the sailing Aston could be yours.

In 2020, the colossus is back in the Netherlands and even for sale again. It will be offered for safekeeping (on December 23) by De Valk Yacht Brokers and BVA Auctions. The starting bid starts at €100,000 (excl. VAT). The quick decision maker can also purchase the yacht directly for the amount of €995,000 (excl. VAT). Not bad for a used second hand with 1,000 hp.

When you didn´t have the winning bid, but you would still like to have one, it still can be ordered new. Completely build to your own taste.

Come into the beautiful worlds of Aston MartinMulder Design, and Quintessence Yachts.

Ahoy Club, Your Guide To Chartering a Yacht in Monaco

Sailing on a yacht is something many people would like to do. Ahoy Club Yacht Charter make this more accessible. The company allows you to rent a yacht of your choice (from their offer) and thus still lead the jet set life.

The best part is, through Ahoy, you’ll get any yacht anywhere for the best possible price. Ahoy Club is saving its clients up to 20 % thanks to Ahoy Club’s unique model with the lowest commissions in the industry.

Once you’ve picked your yacht, it’s time to start thinking where you’re going to head out on your charter out of Monaco. Depending on how long you’ll be cruising, there are many attractive options for you to explore.

If you’re looking to go out of Monaco for a day, a popular option is St. Tropez. Mixing a fashion hub with mile-long sand beaches, it has remained a favourite amongst the jet set for the better part of a century. Make sure that you ask your captain to book a berth in St. Tropez right away if you’re planning on staying overnight at the marina, as it is often overbooked in the thriving summer months.

Another alternative for weekend trips out of Monaco is to head South to Corsica, which, depending on the speed of your yacht, takes anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, hence on larger yachts you may choose overnight, so you awake there in the morning. While there is a myriad of beaches in Corsica to explore, one of the closest from Monaco is the St. Florent beach, which offers a remote, sandy beach where your yacht can anchor, far away from civilization.

Those looking to explore Italy for a weekend out of Monaco often head to Portofino, an iconic city that is very as classy. Famous for its shops and Bellini cocktails, Portofino is an ideal city to explore by yacht.

The last step before stepping on the yacht is to handle the payment for the yacht. Ahoy Club will make sure you get the best possible because of the reduced commission structure. All in all, you’ll get the lowest price on any yacht through Ahoy Club – this is guaranteed.

The only question that remains is to choose yacht do you want to jump aboard? And Ahoy Club will do the rest. Come into the beautiful world of Ahoy Club Yacht Charter.

Introducing scUber – the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef

Uber can get you place on land, through the air, and on the water. Starting soon, they’ll be going below the surface, too. Of course Uber is launching a submarine service, because the name is just too good not to. Get set to embark on an awesome ocean adventure with scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine on the Great Barrier Reef. Created in partnership with Tourism & Events Queensland, this exclusive experience will be available for a limited time through the Uber app from May 27 to June 18, 2019.

Update your ol’ Uber app because from Monday, May 27 to for an extremely limited time, riders in select Queensland, Australia, cities will be able to request a ride out to the Great Barrier Reef.

Partnering with the Australian state of Queensland, Uber’s debut of scUber is, unsurprisingly, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience. From May 27 to June 18, Uber app users will be able to use it to request a one-hour ride designed to “showcase the world’s largest living structure as a biodiverse playground rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences”, the two organisations said in a release.  

Uber is also partnering with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to help protect and conserve the reef, which has struggled a lot to recover from issues resulting from global warming. Uber will be donating $100,000 to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef to help support their reef conservation programs. Uber will also donate the equivalent value of every scUber ride taken to Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef.

But don’t expect this rideshare to be in line with Uber’s relatively economical pool pricing. The cost of the scUber experience is $3.000 AUD (approximately $2,070) for two (minimum number of riders); consider it a bucket-list surcharge, if you will.

For the money, here’s what you get: pickup from your location (and, yes, you will use the Uber app for this), an hour ride on the submarine getting up close and personal with the reef’s wonders and dropoff via either helicopter or pontoon, depending on your location.

If the hefty price tag doesn’t fit with your budget, there is another possible way in. To enter the competition for a free scUber ride, explain in 25 words or less why you deserve to experience the Great Barrier Reef via this exclusive transport. Make your argument convincing enough, and hail from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, New Zealand or Australia, and you and a friend may end up the lucky recipients of a free reef visit. Winners will receive round-trip airfare, luxury accommodations for five nights and more.

If the inaugural rideshare is successful, however, perhaps scUber will become an annual operation, opening the competition to more regions and giving more riders a chance to select the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ as the final destination.

Find out more details about the full scUber experience here.

Silent-Yachts introduces its largest solar-powered catamaran, Silent 79

The name gives you a hint: the Silent 79 Yacht isn’t powered by a noisy combustion engine. Instead, the 79-foot vessel has an array of 70 photovoltaic panels that provide the power for the onboard and propulsion systems. A bank of lithium-ion batteries stores energy for cloudy days and a generator provides emergency backup. Otherwise, it’s a fairly standard affair, with plenty of deck space on the perimeter – the solar panels provide shade in the center – and configurations ranging from four to six bedrooms. Set to launch in 2020, two of them are already spoken for, with a third still seeking an owner.

Austria-based shipbuilder Silent-Yachts has begun construction on its largest solar-powered catamaran model to date, the Silent 79. Three units of the Silent 79 are currently under construction at a shipyard in Marotta, close to Ancona, Italy. Two units have already been sold, with the first catamaran to be launched in 2020.

The concept behind the Silent 79 was developed by Michael Köhler, founder and CEO of Silent-Yachts, while Enrique Castilla from Insenaval is responsible for the naval architectures and Marco Casali from Too Design designed the exterior and interior. The 23.95-metre catamaran features the DNA of its sister model, the Silent 55 which was debuted at Cannes Yachting Festival earlier this year, but on a larger scale. 

I think, solar-electric boats are the future that is why I immediately agreed to work with Michael Köhler. Solar power is about square meters, so we need to dedicate as much surface to the solar panels as possible while keeping the overall balance in shape. In my opinion, we managed that with the Silent 79. What I tried to achieve is an interesting Italian design, sophisticated and refined. This is a nice-looking yacht that meets efficiency.

Marco Casali, Designer

With solar panels placed on top of the flybridge, the Silent 79 features a clean and straightforward exterior design, with large windows to allow plenty of natural light to fill the interiors. The flybridge carries 70 high-efficiency solar panels, which adds a touch of sportiness to the design, while both the aft and forward outdoor spaces offer enough space to host parties.

It boasts clean lines and large windows that flood the saloon and guest spaces with light and provide panorama views. The aft cockpit benefits from a lounge and a bar, while the forward area boasts a sofa and sunpads, perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

Inside the Silent 79 is designed to provide maximum comfort to owner and guests who spend months on board in long happy voyages. The décor styling is marine, so it is minimalist, ergonomic, muted, and at the same time luxurious and refined to perfection.

Michael Köhler, CEO of Silent-Yachts

On the main deck, the 10.95 metre-wide saloon features a galley, lounge and a dining area, whilst the lower deck can be fitted with four to six guest cabins, with an aft master suite, plus two crew cabins. All staterooms offer double or twin berths, and all heads include a separate shower. Other layouts are available on request.

As there is no actual engine room because the yacht is solar-powered, the Silent 79 has the largest garage in the category. There is enough space for a 4.5-meter long tender, an amphibious car and a gyrocopter on floats, which is quite impressive for a yacht under 24 m long. Since the Silent-Yachts’ signature is to be eco-friendly, the yacht is principally decorated with environmentally-friendly lightweight and recyclable materials.

The oceangoing solar-electric catamaran Silent 79 is built using vacuum-bagged resin infusion to create a lightweight glass-sandwich composite construction that has sound-and temperature-insulating qualities and uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range, without noise or fumes and minimal vibration. Silent-Yachts says that the yacht is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free.

The catamaran is fitted with a pair of electric engines (50 kW each in standard ‘Cruiser’ version, 250 kW each in ‘E-Power’ version and common shafts and is the fastest in the company’s fleet, reaching up to 20 knots, and is able to travel between six and seven knots in complete silence, with unlimited range passing around 100 nautical miles per day.

With 70 high-efficiency solar panels rated for approximately 25 kilowatt-peak, the Silent 79 uses maximum power point tracking (MPPT) solar charge regulators and the same lithium batteries as used by Tesla, which provide capacity for all-night cruising, while a 15-kVA inverter provides power for all household appliances. The catamaran also has a generator which is only used to recharge the batteries or if higher speed is required for longer periods of time or in case of prolonged bad weather.

There’s also a ‘Hybrid Power’ version of the Silent 79 with a pair of 220hp motors combined with two 14 kW diesel engines. As such the operational costs of the Silent 79 are said to be substantially lower compared to yachts using traditional propulsion systems.

Come into the beautiful world of Silent Yachts.

Lexus LY 650 Luxury Yacht Crafted in the Spirit of Amazing

It is of course always frowned upon when we hear that a car brand is venturing into realizing a yacht. After all, both can be called ‘vehicles’, but the field is so different that some specialization is in order. Nevertheless, Lexus decided to give it a try, not for the first time. We have to admit – technical know-how aside – that this Lexus LY 650 yacht looks anything but bad.

Crafting amazing automobiles is something Lexus has pursued relentlessly, as evidenced by the beautiful hand-pleated door panels in the LS 500 or the complex paint process, inspired by the morpho butterfly, that results in dazzling Structural Blue. And crafting every touch point around the Lexus brand is an opportunity Lexus continues to seize. This maritime application is another proof point in Lexus’ storied history of exploring new frontiers both inside and outside the automotive industry.

Lexus continually evaluates what constitutes a luxury experience and has, as a result, ventured into the worlds of culinary, design, film, and more as alternative opportunities to interact with the brand. Driven by the vision of Lexus International president Yoshihiro Sawa for a brand that “explores new ways to deliver innovative and amazing experiences for our guests”, Lexus has partnered with some of the world’s finest purveyors of experience to further celebrate the phrase, Experience Amazing.

And now, Lexus returns to the water with its next expression of a Lexus yacht in the form of the LY 650. Bearing the most contemporary expression of Lexus design language, L-finesse, applied beyond the world of automobiles, the production LY 650 picks up where the stunning Lexus Sport Yacht Concept left off.

Encouraged by the robust public interest in the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept, a follow-up maritime effort was fueled by Executive Vice President; Shigeki Tomoyama’s desire to, “present a dream-like vision of the luxury lifestyle; one where the Lexus Yacht expands the potential of Lexus mobility to the ocean”. Making this dream-like vision a reality, Marquis-Larson Boat Group was selected to build, sell and service the next Lexus yacht based largely on their extensive experience with bespoke boat building and their proven capability, confirmed by their work bringing the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept to life.

Based in Pulaski, WI, Marquis-Larson is the ideal partner to bring the second chapter of Lexus yacht design to fruition with their thorough blend of artisanal craftsmanship, modern technology and inspired design. Complementing Lexus’ renowned heritage of takumi craftspeople who are supremely skilled in their roles, Marquis’ craftsmanship backbone is clearly demonstrated by their masterful boat builders, many of whom have been with the company for 30 years.

Several of the most attractive features from the 42 foot concept have made their way onto the LY 650. In 65 foot (19.96 m) overall length, 19 foot (5.72 m) beam form, the newest Lexus yacht has a distinguished style found in the strong, pronounced bow, curved deck accents and accentuated aft hips. Viewed from the profile, the elegant rise and fall of the yacht’s distinctly Lexus roofline flows into rising, broad hips of the rear section.

The boat in the photos currently only exists in digital form, but according to Lexus, the luxury yacht should be ready by the end of 2019.


Lexus was founded in 1989 to develop and produce the finest cars ever built with a commitment to providing the highest levels of customer service. Lexus International was dedicated as a company-within-the-company in 2012 to coordinate all central strategy, planning, design, engineering and production for the brand.

The Marine Business Department of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) was founded in 1997 to develop premium yachts using advanced technology and quality control methods perfected in making Lexus luxury cars. Toyota Marine’s Ponam line has included sport-fishing boats in 26- and 28 foot lengths, and luxury cabin cruisers in 31-, 35-, 37- and 45 foot lengths with durable and quiet hulls of fully-welded A5083 aluminum alloy. Ponam models are powered by high-efficiency turbodiesel engines based on those of Lexus GX 300d (3.0-liter turbodiesel 4 cylinder) and LX 450d (twin turbo diesel 4.5-liter V8) luxury utility vehicles. The Toyota Ponam line is the market-leader in the premium yacht industry in Japan.

From 1998 to 2002, Toyota Marine also developed and produced the Epic line of fiberglass tournament ski boats and wakeboard boats, primarily for the US market, all powered by the 4.0-liter 1UZ-FE DOHC gasoline V8 from the Lexus LS 400 luxury sedan.

Marquis-Larson Boat Group believes that there is no truer sense of freedom than when you’re on the water. That’s why they offer a family of six premier recreational boat brands ranging from 16 to 52 feet: the new Marquis yachts, Carver yachts, Larson family runabouts, Larson FX freshwater fishing boats, Larson Escape pontoon boats, and Striper saltwater fishing boats.

Ocea Nemo 50 Ice, a yacht born to make a dream come true

Some people dream of gorgeous tropical paradises, others prefer heading to stunning landscapes in the Arcticor Antarcticaand explore uncontaminated nature or enjoy breathtaking views. And it’s just from the dream of sailing around the Antarctica continent– a lifelong dream for many owners – that the idea of the Nemo Ice, an impressive 50m aluminum sea beast lets hardy owners explore earth’s extremes in comfort and style.

The new, ambitious project that French Shipyard Ocea is developing in conjunction with their partners Aldo Manna from Ocea Italy and designer Fulvio de Simoni, is intended for people who have a big dream and want no compromises. Meet Ocea Nemo 50 Ice.

It looks very different from the personal submarine and hovercraft-hauling sporting vessel the French company was launching the last time we looked at it, but the Nemo 50 Ice project still qualifies as a ‘sport utility yacht’, according to Ocea. However, this yacht project is less about fun under the sun and much more about extended expeditions to some of the most foreboding, uncomfortable (but beautiful) latitudes in the world.

Perhaps the ultimate one-up over the adventure-hungry overlander spending millions on an all-terrain land yacht like the EarthRoamer XV-HD, the intimidatingly massive 164-foot (50-m) Nemo 50 Ice will let its owner skip over the obligatory Pan-American Highway road trip and African safaris and satiate their exploratory cravings by heading straight for the waters of the Arctic or Antarctic. That’s the type of rare-breed customer Ocea is courting with the new 50 Ice, though the big yacht will be up to the task of exploring warmer, more accessible parts of the world, as well.

Ocea’s core business experience building military ships is sure to come in handy in developing an ice class yacht built for extended trips in extreme conditions. In fact, the company says it’s currently working on a 279-footer (85-m) that will debut as the world’s largest all-aluminum military vessel. Such aluminum construction of hull and superstructure will play a key role in fortifying the 50 Ice for navigation through choppy, icy waters.

Nemo Ice has been conceived to face deep seas at high altitudes while searching for unique landscapes. She should be the perfect yacht to explore places such as the Drake Channel or the Cuverville Island with its dark rocky mountains or the astonishing Danco Island, just to name a few. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure that guests will enjoy a comfortable stay for very long periods of time and to optimize navigation under extreme conditions.

For instance, tenders, rigid-hulled inflatable boats or landing crafts can be launched and recovered by using dedicated handling equipment: as a matter of fact, the Nemo Ice‘s cranes are exactly the same as those installed on the brand’s military ships to handle landing crafts h24 in full safety.

A technical area located forward on the ‘raised deck’ is intended to accommodate the hiking equipment: the planking level in this area, which communicates directly with the Main Saloon, is less than one meter above waterline to ensure that guests can access the tenders quickly and safely.

The engine room is a spacious, well ventilated area. There, every component, apparatus and equipment can be easily accessed for emergency repair by the technical staff. A 6 sqm, fully-equipped workshop and a control room fitted with all the remote-control systems needed to operate the vessel’s key systems in ‘manual mode’, are also available. Both the workshop and the control room are directly connected to the crew accommodations through a central passageway in the lower deck, in order to maximize the crew’s efficiency and convenience and to enhance guests’ comfort and privacy.

The 50 Ice will come powered by two CAT C32 engines putting out 1,450 bhp (1,081 kW) a piece. A set of structural skegs will protect the propellor shafts, five-blade propellers and rudders in the event of collision with an iceberg or other large, partially submerged sea debris. Ocea projects a 16-knot (30-km/h) top speed and 14-knot (26-km/h) cruising speed. With 70,000 liters of fuel on board, the 50 Ice will have a range of 5,000 nautical miles, at 10 knots (9,260 km, at 18.5 km/h).

The shafts are integrated into dedicated structural skegs, which will protect them, along with the propellers and the rudders, should the hull hit an iceberg or partially submerged objects – this type of construction being a typical feature of all the yachts Ocea has built so far.

The Nemo 50 Ice will be designed to hold 10 guests and 10 crew members. Ocea hasn’t yet released the renderings of the onboard accommodations, but it does say that the vessel will feature a full-width owner’s apartment in the fore of the main deck. Along with a bedroom, that apartment will include a private lounge/work area and a bathroom large enough to accommodate a sauna, if desired (and who wouldn’t desire a sauna when motoring through frigid, polar waters).

When travelling to far-off or unexplored lands, the crew plays a crucial role. That’s why they have large, efficient and comfortable spaces. As any crew sailing across the Oceans is made up of expert people – whether highly qualified technical personnel or explorers – their accommodations need to be designed and arranged with their duties in mind.

Ocea is currently building several military ships: the longest one – 85m – will be the largest vessel entirely in aluminum ever built for military purposes. Aluminum is just one feature of the Ocea brand, which is increasingly attracting world-wide customers and seafarers searching for new adventures.

Come into the beautiful world of Ocea.

With Ahoy Club Yacht Charter you can now rent a luxury yacht with staff anywhere in the world

Owning a yacht is not for everyone, it simply costs a lot of money and most people do not have the patience to wait a few years. Yet sailing on a yacht is something many people would like to do. Ahoy Club Yacht Charter now has to make this more accessible. The company allows you to rent a yacht of your choice (from their offer) and thus still lead the jet set life.

The unique Ahoy Club platform will allow charterers to book a yacht in minutes, rather than days or even weeks, by replacing the current, outdated manual process with pioneering digital technology. It will lower the cost of chartering by around 20%, making it accessible to a wider market and generating more revenue for superyacht owners.

After three years of development, the Ahoy Club team, comprised of experts in yacht ownership, management and chartering, has combined the efficiencies of automation technology with bespoke levels of service in a single platform. The business was launched in London and Sydney and will extend into key yachting hubs around the world.

The chartering process is much harder and more expensive than it needs to be. I want to make the experience quicker, more informative and more fun. Ahoy Club will allow you to book a yacht in less than three minutes and save money. We are delivering more choice, more value and more freedom for less.

Ian Malouf, founder Ahoy Club, owner of superyacht Mischief, and has over 30 years experience in the industry, both as owner and guest.

Booking a charter yacht will become a simple three-step process. Once a yacht has been selected and requested by the charter guest on the app, an owner’s acceptance automatically generates a transparent and independently recognised digital contract – and a 25% deposit is immediately accepted via credit card instead of the current 50% deposit required by bank transfer. The time saved in this process alone can amount to weeks, revolutionising the industry for guests and owners alike. The Ahoy Club’s expert personal concierge team is available 24/7 to support clients in their choices, selections and itinerary suggestions, just as they would be with any existing retail charter broker.

Currently, the charter season is limited to peak periods in July and August, principally because the process is so slow and inefficient. Ahoy’s automation allows yacht owners to set prices instantly for specific periods, which will lengthen the charter season. A yacht owner will be able to set prices all year round – even by the day at the most popular times, such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix – or to make special offers in off-peak periods, keeping the yacht available for charter rather than laying it up for the last few weeks of a season.

Charter guests will be given more options throughout the year, driving further interest in the market and making superyachting a more approachable and easier lifestyle choice without losing its exclusivity. By implementing scalable technology and automation, Ahoy Club is able to reduce standard industry fees dramatically. Superyacht charters can range between €100,000 to more than €1m so this represents a significant saving.

Ahoy Club’s platform includes unique features for owners, including YOTSWAP, which allows them to exchange their yachts – for example, a owner with a yacht in the Caribbean could swap with an owner whose yacht is in the Mediterranean, saving substantial fuel costs. The Empty Voyage feature allows an owner to offer a shorter and more affordable charter between the port where a guest has disembarked and a second port where the next guest is due to embark. For example, a short cruise between one charter ending in Sardinia and another starting in Cannes would be made available at a significantly discounted price.

Of course, the offer at Ahoy Club Yacht Charter is very diverse. Whether you’re looking for a small ‘boat’ for three people or a gigantic superyacht with staff – it’s all there. The great thing is, the service is available practically anywhere in the world. Of course only if there are enough owners to put their giant sloop in the shop window.

Amounts, of course, vary enormously. Yet you can rent a boat for as little as $6,500. So you can still float around this summer. Enter the wonderful world of Ahoy Club Yacht Charter.

Lengers Yachts launches the Rivamare in the Netherlands

Italian class, luxurious finish and a unique design; the Rivamare. This twelve meter long, youngest asset within the Riva family is a feast for the eyes. Timeless elegance, that’s what Riva’s new Rivamare is all about. Not only the appearance, the technology also makes this super-deluxe yacht a unique work of art for on the water.

The Rivamare has two 400hp Volvo engines that guarantee a top speed of 40 knots. In addition, the panels at the back can be folded down, creating a large swim platform. A phenomenon that is mainly known for larger yachts. There’s also plenty of space for swimming, sunbathing and racing across the water; an ideal combination.

The ship will be built in the town of Sarnico, Italy, where Riva knows its history. Lengers Yachts from Muiden, Netherlands, is bringing this exclusive yacht to the Netherlands. She can be seen in the Amsterdam RAI from 8 to 12 December. The Rivamare is presented in the color ‘Blue Sera’, a metallic color that has not been produced before.

For more information, come into the beautiful world Lengers Yachts.