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Sanlorenzo SD96 Revealed at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival

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The SD96 has been officially revealed at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival after making the short journey from the Sanlorenzo shipyard in Viareggio, Italy,

Exterior design by Zuccon International Project

The Sanlorenzo SD96’s exterior was designed by Bernado Zuccon from Zuccon International Project. The new 28 meter yacht’s is the entry level model in the SD line of semi displacement yachts by Sanlorenzo. Zuccon International Project states, that the SD96 takes inspiration from the transatlantic liners of the 1930’s, making the concept of elegance it’s own. Bernardo Zuccon states in regards to the SD96 “There are places that change and adapt to differing daily needs; it is as if the boat, closed and airtight is in readiness to face the sea, once moored, can be opened up to allow the owner to optimize the quality of life on board.”

Bernardo Zuccon Portrait
Designer Bernardo Zuccon.
Sanlorenzo Yachts SD96 side view
Sanlorenzo SD96 exterior design by Bernado Zuccon. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts
Sanlorenzo SD96 aft view
Sanlorenzo SD96 aft view. Exterior design by Bernado Zuccon. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts
Sanlorenzo SD96 upper deck
Sanlorenzo SD96 upper deck. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts

“I chose Patricia because I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the interiors in Sanlorenzo yachts”

Sanlorenzo Chairman, Massimo Perotti

Interior design by Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola is a Spanish born architect and product designer who lives and works from her studio in Milan, Italy which she opened in 2001. Among the many design awards Patricia has achieved she has been awarded the Gold Medal Of Fine Arts by the Spanish Government and the “Order of Isabella the Catholic” by His Majesty The King of Spain Juan Carlos I.

While Patricia has been involved in many design projects (including the re-design of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona and the six-story design of Panerai’s watch boutique in Hong Kong), the Sanlorenzo SD96 was her first foray into yacht design!

Sanlorenzo SD96 Interior render
Sanlorenzo SD96 interior design by Patricia Urquiola. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts

Sanlorenzo Chairman, Massimo Perotti, stated “I chose Patricia because I wanted to add a more feminine touch to the interiors in Sanlorenzo yachts, something which until now had been foreign to the nautical world. Today she is the most sought-after woman in global design thanks to her ability to combine beauty and comfort. All done with a touch of irony and poetic sensitivity, with love for all that is ‘glocal’ and a great respect for the hard work of the artisans”.

Sanlorenzo SD96 Interior bedroom
Sanlorenzo SD96 bedroom. Interior design by Patricia Urquiola. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts

“Our starting point for this collaboration with Sanlorenzo was doubtlessly the sea, a great source of inspiration for the whole development of the concept and therefore the interior of the yacht. The materials, shapes and colors evoke the marine world, creating a flowing and elegant space full of natural colors.” states Patricia Urquiola

Designer Patricia Urquiola Portrait
Designer Patricia Urquiola. Photo: Alessandro Paderni
Sanlorenzo SD96 Bow
Sanlorenzo SD96 Bow. Credit: Sanlorenzo Yachts

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Alia Yachts Launches 180ft Al Waab II Superyacht

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Alia Yachts has launched the 180ft Al Waab II superyacht at its shipyard in Antalya, Turkey, ahead of its final delivery in September.
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Alia Yachts built Al Waab II being transported for launch. Credit: Alia Yachts

Alia Yachts has launched the 180ft Al Waab II superyacht at its shipyard in Antalya, Turkey, ahead of its final delivery in September which coincides with the Monaco Yacht Show later this year.

After two years in construction amongst the ongoing pandemic, the production schedule was surprisingly only delayed by two weeks, with Alia Yachts President Gökhan Çelik noting, “the last two years have been difficult, but we took a lot of health and safety measures, and, to offset delays experienced by our European suppliers, we worked around the problem and found ways to recreate lost time.

Launched at Alia Yacht's shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. Credit: Ali Yachts
Launched at Alia Yacht’s shipyard in Antalya, Turkey. Credit: Ali Yachts

“The fact we’ve done it in just over two years despite everything is a credit to the determination of the men and women who work here.”

Designed by Dutch design studio Vripack, Al Waab II accommodates up to 12 guests and features a modern design with a neutral color palette across the five staterooms and the master suite split across the upper and main decks.

Designed by Dutch design firm Vripack. Credit: Alia Yachts
Designed by Dutch design firm Vripack. Credit: Alia Yachts

“For many owners, the concept of enjoying a ‘home at sea’ is what drives their passion for yachting,” says Bart Bouwhuis, Co-creative Director at Vripack. “The owner of Al Waab II had the explicit desire to use his boat as a family apartment. That desire became the founding principle of the entire design. The result is the very essence of living on the water.”

Early render of the Alia Yachts built Al Waab II. Credit: Alia Yachts
Early render of the Alia Yachts built Al Waab II. Credit: Alia Yachts

“We’re very proud of Al Waab II,” says Alia President, Gökhan Çelik, adding, “Yachts are getting longer and wider, but owners still want to stay below the 500 GT mark. We’ve seen increasing interest in this kind of yacht and so to be one of the first with such an impressive project is an important milestone for Alia.”

The Al Waab II will now undergo sea trials and final outfitting ahead of delivery to her owner.

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Heesen’s Project Altea Launches As MY ELA

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Heesen Yachts 164ft Project Altea has officially been launched as MY ELA and is on her way to the Mediterranean for the summer.

Heesen Yachts 164ft MY ELA (formerly known as Project Altea) has officially launched in the Netherlands and is currently on her way to the Mediterranean for the summer.

Purchased only three months before delivery, the lightweight, aluminum fast-displacement hull built on Heesen’s sub-500GT Nova Plus engineering platform and interiors had already been completed when she caught the eye of the new owners.

Heesen Ela Project Altea Yacht
MY ELA on her way to the Mediterranean for the summer. Credit: Heesen

Featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious light-filled living areas designed by Frank Laupman of Omega Architects and warm and inviting interior designed by Italian interior designer Cristiano Gatto, all that remained for the new owners of MY ELA was to customize the final details to make it their own.

With only three months from the purchase date until delivery, Cristiano Gatto worked alongside the team at Heesen to fully customize the interiors in time for delivery.

Heesen Project Altea YN19550 Main Saloon by Cristiano Gatto Design
Original interior concept of Project Altea/MY ELA. Credit: Heesen

“Together with the client, we revisited all the loose furniture, inside and out, selecting new materials for all the upholstery and the key items from Paola Lenti, B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, and Promemoria,” said Cristiano. “But more importantly, we designed bespoke pieces, such as tables, sofas, and lamps, all beautifully crafted by Italian ateliers, who delivered them in record time.”

Built to accommodate twelve guests in six staterooms, MY ELA is not only luxurious inside but is an elegant fast-displacement design that allows shipyards to stay below the 500GT limit to avoid the additional certification required of larger superyachts.

Heesen Project Altea YN19550 Superyacht Skylounge by Cristano Gatto Design
Interior Skylounge concept by Cristiano Gatto. Credit: Heesen

Powered by two powerful MTU 12V 2000 diesel engines for a maximum speed of 19 knots, MY ELA is also the first Heesen to feature a peak-shaving battery system that offers a seamless storage of energy by allowing excess generator power to be stored when the yacht’s load fluctuates and used during peak periods when power demand exceeds generator output.

While primarily intended for family use, MY ELA will also be available for charter with Zarpo Yachts for select clients.

Heesen Project Altea YN19550 Superyacht Design
Render of Heesen’s 164ft fast-displacement hull Project Altea. Credit: Heesen

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Conor McGregor’s New Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 Yacht Ready For Delivery

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Conor McGregor’s new Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 Yacht is ready for delivery and to be enjoyed by the Irish MMA out on the water.
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Conor McGregor’s “supercar of the sea” Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 is ready for delivery.

Conor McGregor’s new stealth green Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 Yacht is finally ready for delivery and to be enjoyed out on the water.

It’s been nine months since the Irish MMA fighter first visited The Italian Sea Group headquarters where the Tecnomar models are being built, and he’s now taken to social media to share the news that his personalized edition has been completed.

The superfast Tecnomar 63 “speed yacht” comes as a collaboration between The Italian Sea Group and Lamborgini, and takes inspiration from the futuristic hybrid Lamborghini Siàn FKP 37.

When Conor McGregor first placed his order, he made sure to secure the #12 hull of the 63 to be built to coincide with his lucky number, sharing “The No.12 “McGregor edition” Lamborghini’s first entry into the Sport Yacht World comes in the form of this 63foot, 4000bhp, duel engine, twin-turbo, rocket ship! Titled the “Supercar of the Sea,” I am honored to secure the Number 12 edition of just 63 to be made. 1963 being the year Lamborghini first began, and 12 being, well you know Twelve! Proper F***ing Twelve baby!”

Powered by two MAN V12-2000HP engines for a total 4000CV, the USD$3.4 million Lamborghini Tecnomar 63 motor yacht can reach 60 knots of speed and will be the fastest boat in the Tecnomar fleet.

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