Amels | Damen

The launch of the 62-meter Anawa marked the launch of the SeaXplorer 65 series by Amels, part of the Damen Shipbuilding Group in the Netherlands. Azure Yacht Design studio designed the exterior styling to be functional yet chic, Damen Yachting did the naval architecture, and Monaco Yacht Temptation did the interior design. The project was designed under the slogan “Live in Global Voyages”, hence the fantastic range and range. The steel displacement hull, ice class (superstructure made of aluminum) allows cruising even in the polar areas, and the range is fantastic – 6000 nautical miles at 11 knots, the maximum speed of 13.5 knots. The bulbous bow makes you feel confident on any wave, while additional comfort on the move and when moored is provided by the rocking stabilizers. Almost one third of the second deck is occupied by the “working” area, where the helicopter can land and various equipment can be placed; the main deck is entirely glazed, which means that you can get to the mooring platform aft directly from the warmth chamber. In addition to the six luxury cabins, there is a cozy saloon with observatory balconies and even an exterior heated swimming pool. Crew size ranges from 16 to 20 people.



Italian shipyard CRN, which specializes in custom yachts over 40 meters in length, has launched its first Explorer, the 62-meter Voice yacht in Ancona. Her flawless exterior and elegant interior have been designed by the Venetian studio Nuvolari & Lenard. The brutality of the vertical bow is softened by the rounded contours of the profile, and this zoomorphic plasticity continues naturally in the flowing lines of the hull. There is a special elegance even in the color scheme: the depth of the smoky-quartz tone of the hull (steel) is emphasized by the silver-sand color of the superstructure (aluminum). The upper deck is private, with a panoramic lounge forward and an open aft deck for the master suite occupants. In addition to these cabins, there are five more cabins, all five in VIP configuration. A pair of MTU diesels, each rated at 2011 hp, will allow a top speed of 16 knots. However, it is not only the design and seaworthiness that are impressive, but also the latest green technologies. Voice is the first Italian yacht to receive IMO Tier III certification (International Maritime Organization sets the standards for safety and efficiency in maritime navigation). This means that all the latest requirements for exhaust systems have been complied with – the yard has ensured a 70% reduction in harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides compared to ships of a similar size.



Olokun is the third vessel in the S501 series that Tankoa Yachts is building entirely in aluminum. But since the project is semi-custom, this yacht will not be a twin of its predecessors Bintador and Vertige (which, by the way, were awarded international design awards): the basic platform by Francesco Paszkowski is technically and aesthetically adapted to each client’s needs. The layout has been changed especially for Olokun: the whole aft main deck is now devoted to recreation area, the dining area is moved upstairs, and the master suite is equipped with a cabinet, which has a separate bathroom and can serve as an additional cabin, if necessary. Interior design was made by Casadio Miami/London design studio. Nice design features are folding balconies, side-loading tender garage aft and fore, and a spacious beach club in the transom. Another interesting know-how from the yard: The Olokun’s hull is black, but it doesn’t overheat in the sun because an innovative coating (developed by Tankoa) keeps the temperature as much as 10 degrees below the normal painting level. The MTU propulsion system provides a maximum speed of 17.5 knots and at 14 knots cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles.



The Rossinavi shipyard had to take into account the rather contradictory wishes of the future owner, who, on the one hand, wanted privacy and, on the other hand, planned to hold a lot of people parties on board. The company solved the problem brilliantly: LEL is ideal both for family vacations and as a party boat. The exterior and interior of the vessel was designed by Luca Dini and the 49.7 meter semi gliding hull was created by Arrabito Naval Architects. The design is a good compromise but it’s the ingenious idea that made it possible. The stern is very high so the passing boats can’t see what’s going on in the recreation area on the main deck let alone in the lounges above. The transom is hinged to form a swim platform, but from the sides the beach club is protected from view by bars in the hull. On the foredeck, a saltwater pool is concealed behind high bulwarks. On the fly bridge, there is a whirlpool with a transparent bottom that serves as a skylight for the stairs with glass steps that connect the decks, and the movement of the water in the whirlpool creates a fantastic play of highlights on the walls. There are only six guest cabins, but the large saloons and plenty of open deck space will accommodate several dozen guests onboard. The LEL has a maximum speed of 25 knots.



The yacht, named Ink when she was christened, is a trailblazer in several respects. She is the first-born of the new Benetti Diamond 145 (Category Class). At 44 meters long she is now the new flagship of the Benetti Shipyard. Finally she is the only fiberglass superyacht of this length in the world: both the hull and the superstructure are composite.

The classic respectable exterior of the boat is a credit to the recognized master Giorgio Cassetta, while the interior, which the shipyard calls cosmopolitan, was worked on by Benetti’s own design department. Some of the most notable features of Ink are the enormous sundeck with a 102m2 swimming pool in the bow and the beach club, which can be used even on the move. Almost all exterior walls on the upper decks are floor-to-ceiling seamless glazing – blacked out to maintain privacy. The yacht can accommodate 10 guests in five luxury cabins: two are VIP and two are twins (both convertible to doubles) with a 60m2 master suite forward on the main deck. There are eight crew on board. Maximum speed, provided by two MAN engines with a combined power of 2800 hp, is 15 knots, cruising speed is 14 knots, and in economical 11-knot mode, the range without refueling is 5000 nautical miles.