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SuperYacht World No. 44

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd SuperYacht World is a luxury magazine breathing fresh life into the superyacht market. From helping readers choose the best charter vessel for that holiday of a lifetime, to highlighting designer watches made out of recycled steel from the Titanic, SuperYacht World provides the access for readers to share in the privilege of being on board the world's finest yachts.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
Back issues only
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min

In the era of global communications, marine AIS and precise weather-routing, seaborne adventures may not be quite what they once were. But cruising on a superyacht has the capacity to deliver the kind of experiences you can’t get elsewhere: access to people and places on your own terms, and the ability to create a series of unique memories for your family and friends. In this Exploration Special issue we’ve been rounding up some of the prime locations where you can embark on these voyages of discovery (page 35). We’ve also been talking to the couple who have spent the past few years cruising South-East Asia in their 51-metre Northern Sun (page 56), and we’ve been looking at the next generation of exploration yacht concepts (page 60). But bona fide, modern…

4 min
new yachts

ESTER III Startling 66-metre Lürssen The strong and business-like lines of the 66-metre Lürssen Ester III, which launched last year, are the work of Espen Øino, and he calls the conception of the yacht "both an opportunity and a risk”, for the simple fact that the owning family are his "good personal friends”. Keynote features are the helideck above the wheelhouse and gull-wing doors forward for the tender garage, which frees space aft for a spa area. The Reymond Langton Design interior is equally blessed with highlights. "The owner requested a French classical theme, with a contemporary interpretation. French classical with a twist!” says Pascale Reymond. Contact www.luerssen-yachts.com OCEAN VICTORY Fincantieri’s 140-metre spotted at sea Shown off Singapore in April, Fincantieri’s 140-metre Ocean Victory has been a rare sighting on the water. The Espen Øino design…

7 min
the hakvoorts

The next time you see a superyacht built by the Hakvoort yard, you can thank in small part the 1st Canadian Army. Albert Hakvoort snr was four years old when Canadian troops liberated the Dutch town of Monnickendam, where he was born. During the heady days of early freedom, a soldier breezed past on that unlikeliest of military transports: a Harley-Davidson. As well as inspiring a life-long love of exuberant motorbikes, it fired Albert’s imagination for all things mechanical and engine related. It was no surprise when Albert, at 15, started to work at the family business - what he calls "an old established shipyard in an old established town”. The Hakvoort family had owned the shipyard in Monnickendam since 1919 (the site had been used for boatbuilding for six centuries).…

9 min
perseus ^ 3

The yacht is called Perseus^3 , not ‘Perseus 3’, because she is a cubed version of what came before her,” says David Hutchison, captain and owner’s project manager of Perseus^3 . Mathematical connotations aside, the 60-metre sailing yacht is a development of the Perini Navi 56-metre, which was a design collaboration with Ron Holland, who was also brought on board for Perseus^3 . "Developing the successful 56-metre project with the Perini team into the new Perini 60-metre project was a very satisfying design challenge,” says Holland, who has a long history with both Perini Navi and designing ground breaking yachts. "Two important aspects of this project were to build the largest sailing yacht under 500 gross tonnes, and ensure great sailing performance,” he says. She certainly catches the eye, even while lying…

1 min
the specs perseus^3

Length overall 58.60m (192ft 3in) Beam 11.40m (37ft 4in) Draught (keel down) 12.30m (40ft 4in) Draught (keel up) 4.30m (14ft 1in) Gross Registered Tonnage 491 Mast height 75.80m (248ft 7in) Boom length 23.40m (76ft 8in) Engines Twin 720kW (965hp) MTU 8V2000M72 Generators Three Northern Lights 90kW (121hp) Top speed under power 15.5 knots Cruising speed under power 12.5 knots Range @ 12.5 knots (power) 3,500 nautical miles Construction Aluminium Sail maker Doyle Sails Naval architecture Ron Holland/Perini Navi Exterior Perini Navi Interior Perini Navi Berths Guests: 12. Crew: 12 Tenders Two 6.5-metre custom Constellation tenders BUILDER Perini Navi www.perininavi.it CHARTER Perini Navi USA. Tel: +1 401 619 220 charter@perininaviusa.com Charter rates: €250,000pw Summer: Mediterranean Winter: Caribbean…

10 min
a sense of adventure

Arctic Norway Why cruise there? Norway has much to offer in terms of cruising, from going ashore in pretty fishing villages to ocean kayaking expeditions. Over the summer months, the midnight sun shines and Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county, is one of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. As if that wasn’t enough, whale safaris, Arctic diving and dog-sledding are all on offer, and come highly recommended. What’s not to miss Cruises through Norway don’t have to be all about exploring the frozen north. Starting in Bergen and travelling through fjords - for example, up to Sognefjord - will take you through an unspoilt landscape of towering cliffs and crystal-clear waters, as well as encountering Norwegian hospitality. However, for the really adventurous, northern Norway is a stunning landscape…