Baglietto 40m Superyacht Concept Abaco

Baglietto announced plans at the 60th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to launch a Bahamas inspired superyacht. Designed by Santa Maria Magnolfi, the Abaco concept is a tribute to those affected by the recent Hurricane Dorian. Baglietto claim that they will donate a percentage of the first sale towards relief efforts in the Bahamas.

The Bahamas are known for the great outdoors and Baglietto’s concept is no different. The Abaco concept will feature over 120m2 of outdoor space on the main aft deck. This vast area will provide guests with unparalleled sunbathing, socialising and al fresco dining spaces. Imagine embarking in Nassau and taking in the spectacular views of the Exumas on your Bahamas Yacht Charter.

The interior design will use natural materials such as tropical woods, teak and linen to create refined surroundings. The continuity between the external and internal social areas will give a greater sense of space. Accommodation will be provided for 10 guests in 5 cabins, comprising the main deck master suite and 4 supplementary staterooms below deck. Get your family together for a fun-filled summer yacht charter.

The Bahamas continue to be the must-visit winter destination and you should support the local people by visiting. The Exumas islands are in pristine condition and Nassau was unaffected, so get your group together for this winters Bahamas crewed motor yacht charter.

Watch this space for further updates on the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and the latest superyacht news.

The Peaks of Luxury: How Big and Bold are these Boats going to Become?

I was reading an article, the other day, regarding the new technologies revolved around glass in construction on Superyachts; for example, some yachts now have an underwater viewing deck, such as Feadship’s SAVANNAH, which has a charter price of €1 million a week…

SAVANNAH’s underwater viewing lounge, photo courtesy of https://www.yachting-pages.com

At the sheer astonishment of such a hefty price tag for- well, no one can disagree that SAVANNAH illustrates the snowy peaks of haute-décor luxury, I began my descent down a marble-coated, golden-detailed, velvet-carpeted rabbit-hole with one burning question in mind: How far are these Superyachts going to go in order to obtain new standards of luxury?
I remember, when I was younger, a 50ft yacht was a very impressive sight; lining the harbours of Monaco, Greece and elsewhere around the world; I remember gazing in awe and wonder at any and every boat- big or small. Now, as I get older, I find myself only really looking for the larger yachts; the 100+ footers- the Megayachts. Gargantuan vessels, bright white, like icebergs jutting out of the ocean- an air of calm serenity floating around them, slowly moving across the horizon, dwarfing both people and other boats in comparison. Speculation over who owns them and what the interior is like is all part of the excitement upon encountering these yachts, and one can only imagine the swathes of leather, antiqued wood and Italian marble that spectacularly crowns the inside of these floating palaces.

The Boats during the Monaco Grand Prix, photo courtesy of https://www.f1i.com/infos/programme-tv-grand-prix-de-monaco/

 

Although, since working in the yacht industry, I have to admit I’ve become slightly desensitised to a lot of these ships. Superyachts like VICKY, a 73m Turquoise, and O MEGA, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 83m Megayacht, with all the bells and whistles one expects of a Superyacht, is perhaps starting to become the norm of the luxury industry. This is an industry that will always go by comparisons, with the same question in mind: How can we make it better?

VICKY’s helipad- don’t worry, there’s a plunge pool round back!

Does this mean more gold? More marble? Rarer wood, and fancier light fittings? Does this mean just bigger in general? Stretching 150ft to 250ft? I think, maybe, this means a lot of different things.

All yachts have to be manufactured under certain terms and conditions; such as SOLAS and PYC, which ensure the safety and structural integrity of the vessels. All of these conditions limit the extent to which Superyacht manufacturers can go regarding design, shape and size.
However, where manufacturers may be limited in some aspects of Superyacht design, it’s opened-up a Pandora’s Box of innovations within the technological side of manufacturing. Going back to SAVANNAH, with the underwater viewing salon, that was only made possible due to the advancements in glass technology and the invention of Gorilla Glass.
Progression in computing technology has allowed for much more precise navigation of these Superyachts, allowing the captains to get a more intimate feel for the waves and surroundings, meaning that sailing on through the night will be absolutely no issue! Advanced controls in the wheelhouse also means more control over the yacht itself; security measures such as locking systems, cameras and alarms are all computerised now, so, although you may not see it, it can almost certainly see you!
But, more advanced tech doesn’t just mean stronger glass and computerised security, it also means more fun, more luxury, more comfort- it just means more!

Wheelhouse on board POLARIS I

Stronger glass means that maybe, within a few years, it will become a standard for Superyachts to feature an underwater viewing deck- and maybe the top end ones will feature an entire glass panoramic viewing room! Imagine, wherever you travel, having a changeable, giant and most importantly all-natural aquarium for you to gaze into from the comfort of a plush, leather sofa…

Lightweight construction material such as aluminium has vastly reduced the weight of these ships whilst maintaining the strength of the superstructure, resulting in more room for the fun stuff: that bigger jacuzzi, more gym equipment, more toys and maybe even a bigger tender. It has also opened up a plethora of options for new designs, due to its malleability.

Some Superyachts nowadays look more like spaceships than boats, for example the Superyacht ADASTRA by John Shuttleworth Designs. With boats like this making full use of the modern technologies and new materials being created daily in the construction world, it really makes you think about the future of the luxury Superyachts we have become accustomed to!

Superyacht ADASTRA, photo courtesy of https://www.shuttleworthdesign.com

Whilst the future of Superyachts may be an open book, the one certainty is that- whatever the next move- Boatbookings will be ready to welcome the next generation of nautical vessels with open arms, and provide you with an experience of luxury, technology and innovation!

The Future Mediterranean Metropolis of Yachting

Centred around innovative technology and preservation, the rejuvenation of the Port Vauban in Antibes aims to deliver security for both customers and local business while being ecologically responsible and respectful of cultural heritage. Rich in historical architecture and culture, linking the area’s heritage to this futuristic port project will also be key in the integration of town and marina.

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Super Yacht of the Week: TRIPLE DEUCE?

The world of yachting has been reeling over the past couple of weeks, with the news of the commission of a 222-metre super yacht to be named TRIPLE DEUCE. Originating in Florida, the news has spread like wildfire throughout the mainstream press, across all of our desks here at Boatbookings.com and has left everyone including us wondering if the rumours are true. This week’s super yacht of the week blog will look at the details of the claim and what the chances are of this mesmerising record-breaking creation coming to fruition.

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Super Yacht of the Week: OCEAN PARADISE

If you love the outside space on Benetti yachts but you’re looking for something a little different, something a little futuristic and something very special look no further than luxury motor yacht OCEAN PARADISE. Stand-out garden themed design incorporating futuristic materials with fun splashes of colour and bold patterns makes for a quirky charter yacht for those keen on creativity and with an eye for detail.

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Super Yacht of the Week: SIREN

At Boatbookings we’re huge fans of Nobiskrug yachts, as you’ll see from our previous post on the beautiful MOGAMBO we love their sporty lines, the stand-out grey hulls and the huge amount of light that floods their interiors. A winner for us this week is SIREN, a favourite of Brokers Allison and Ben at this year’s Antigua Yacht Show. Ben said that SIREN was “streets ahead of the competition,” and we can really see why.SirenCruisingProfile

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Super Yacht of the Week: DB9

James Bond fever has hit the Boatbookings office this week with the exciting announcement of Spectre and the even more exciting Aston Martin DB10 set to accompany Daniel Craig in the latest addition to the thrilling movies. On this theme our super yacht of the week is a yacht not only fit to run alongside the DB10 but also perfect for housing the most menacing of Bond villains. DB9, the stunning luxury motor yacht and the original Palmer Johnson 170 is our super yacht of the week.

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